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ASU Kalibo gears up for AACCUP Accreditation of 6 programs

The ASU College of Industrial Technology prepares for the 3rd Survey Visit, Phase 1 of its six (6) academic programs by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP), Inc. from September 11 to September 16, 2017. AACCUP accreditors coming from the different SUCs in LUzon, Visayas and Mindanao will evaluate the status of the programs based on the ten (10) areas: VMGO, faculty, curriculum and instruction, students, library, research, extension and community services, physical facilities, laboratories, and administration. 

Dr. Marcela T. Caluscosin from Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University will be the Overall Coordinator. Dr. Lydia C. delos Reyes from Northwest Samar State University will serve as the Coordinator for the Team and Team Leader for the Bachelor of Secondary Education. The Team Leaders include Dr. Rolito S. Estrellado of Siquijor State College for the BS in Industrial Technology, Prof. Sarah Jane F. Fallaria of Romblon State University for BS in Information Technology, Dr. Ma. Gypsy A. Bohol of Cebu Technological University for the BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management Technology, Dr. Sergio Nicolas C. Sobrepena for the BS in Architecture, and Prof. Aprille Ann M. Sim for the BS in Civil Engineering.

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TESDA Reg'l Director guests 2017 Commencement Exercise

Director Toni June A. Tamayo, Regional Director of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) was the Commencement Speaker of the Aklan State University Kalibo Campus during the 2017 Commencement Exercises held at the ASU-CIT Quadrangle on March 30, 2017. He exhorted the graduating students to explore the job market as they were trained in a technology institution and whose skills are relevant to the demands of the region particularly that the boundless ASEAN market is now open. He also challenged the educators to direct curricular offerings that suit what the industry requires.#

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NSTP, 4 other departments conduct Fire Safety and Firefighting Training

The National Service Training Program (NSTP) of ASU-CIT, in cooperation with the Extension and Community Services, Architecture and Engineering, Teacher Education and Technology departments, conducted the Training-Seminar on Fire Safety and Fire Fighting Techniques last March 25, 2017 at the ASU-CIT Quadrangle in celebration of the Fire Safety Month. Dr. Ersyl T. Biray, Kalibo Campus Director, gave an inspiration message and advanced his thanks to the resource person for taking his time in disseminating the information relevant to the celebration of the Fire Safety Month. Prof. Richard E. Dionisio, NSTP Coordinator opened the program and gave the overview of the activity to the more than 70 student participants coming from the different academic programs, including the MAEd graduate students.

Fire Officer 3 Mark V. Verdeflor, Fire Safety Inspector and Team Leader assisted by two other fire officers of the Kalibo Fire Station gave the lecture and led the fire drill and demo on the use of fire extinguisher and fire truck to the participants who later volunteered to have a try on these equipment.#

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ASU ROTC Unit scores Outstanding in 2017 RAATI

The university Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Unit under its Battalion Commander, LTC Mico Angelo Songco scored an overall rating of 92.61% equivalent to Outstanding during the 2017 Regional Annual Administrative and Tactical Inspection (RAATI) held last March 3, 2017 at the ASU CIT grounds, Kalibo, Aklan. 

The RAATI Team led by LTC Noel I Parcon from the Philippine Army Reserve Force gave the university unit 100% in Administrative Aspects, 98.2% average in Rank Inspection, and 97.4% average in Practical Exercises and Military Stakes. The unit, however, fared low in Theoritical Examination.

The Outstanding rating describes that the ROTC unit of the university stood out prominently and conspicuously in all activities/events on administration, management and tactical aspects.

Col Rommil Abayon, a RMCAT alumnus, is the ROTC Commandant in Aklan while Dr. Diosale Manares serves as the NSTP Director and ROTC Coordinator for ASU CIT.#

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ASU Kalibo ranks 4th; ASU Banga is 10th in CSC 2016 Report Card Survey

The Civil Service Commission released on January 30, 2017 the result of the 2016 Report Card Survey it conducted last year to look into the compliance of government offices with the Anti-Red Tape Act, that include among others the posting of Citizen's Charter, observing the "No Noon Break" policy, wearing of nameplates, presence of functional public assistance and complaints desk, and observation of anti-fixing initiatives. Representatives from the central office conducted spot ocular inspection and interviews to clients which became bases in the ranking of the agencies.

Out of 53 SUCs surveyed in the country, ASU Kalibo Campus ranked 4th with a rating of 85.38 behind West Visayas State University (Iloilo) as first, Mariano Marcos State University (Ilocos Norte) placing second, and Central Philippines State University Main Campus (Negros Occidental) as third. ASU Banga Campus placed 10th with a rating of 83.62.#

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Biray attends NFP-MSM fellowship in Indonesia

Dr. Ersyl T. Biray, Professor IV and Campus Director of ASU Kalibo Campus attended an all-expense free Refresher Course, "Entrepreneurial University Transformation in South-East Asia" at the Parahyangan Catholic University Bandung (UNPAR) in Bandung, Indonesia last November 21 to December 2, 2016. The 10-day fellowship under the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) was organized by Maastricht School of Management (MSM) in close cooperation with UNPAR, and participated by 20 selected fellows from Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam who were alumni of NFP Executive Education courses in The Netherlands.

Dr. Biray is an alumnus of NFP-MSM in The Netherlands since 2009 after completing the 3-week executive course, "Leadership and Management of Higher Education Institutions (LMHE)" from November 3 to December 18, 2009.#

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WINFISH elects Tolentino BOT member for Visayas

The National Network on Women in Fisheries in the Philippines, Inc. (WINFISH) elected Mr. Sergio F. Tolentino III,  Instructor III  at ASU-CIT, as member of the Board of Trustees representing the Visayas region during its election of officers that closed the two-day 8th National Conference on Gender and Fisheries sponsored by WINFISH on September 28-29, 2016 at the Smallville 21 Hotel, Mandurriao, Iloilo City. Elected president was the BFAR Region-6 Director, Ms. Remia Aparri.

Tolentino's attendance to the conference was endorsed by the university after his paper, "Ang Babaye kag ang Sinsuro: Understanding the Role of Women in a Small-Scale Fishing Community in Antique" was accepted for presentation in the parallel sessions. This year's conference, with the theme "Promoting inclusive development for women and men in fisheries and aquaculture" was in partnership with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources and the University of the Philippines - Visayas.

Concurrently, Tolentino sits as the Faculty Regent in the ASU Board of Regents being the President of the ASU Faculty Association (ASUFA), Inc., had been a three-time and is the President of the Faculty and Employees Association (FEA) of ASU-CIT.#

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Ejar, Abella guest CIT civil service anniversary celebration

Ms. Evelyn N. Ejar, Director II of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) Kalibo Field Office and Mr. Ronnie N. Abella, Head of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Extension Office in Kalibo served as resource speakers during the forum spearheaded by the College of Industrial Technology Faculty and Employees Association (FEA) at the ASU-CIT Function Hall, Kalibo, Aklan on September 28, 2016. This Forum on Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees, GSIS Updates and Loyalty Awards Ceremony capped the month-long celebration in the campus in support to the 116th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary, with the theme: "Sigaw ng Lingkod Bayani: Malasakit para sa Taumbayan, Kapwa Kawani at Kalikasan". This was attended by the administrative and academic officials, employees and staff of ASU Kalibo Campus, and graced by Dr. Anna Mae C. Relingo, Vice President for Administration.

Ejar talked on Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees that focused on the eight (8) qualities of civil servants which include professionalism, justness and sincerity, political neutrality, responsiveness to the public, nationalism and patriotism, commitment to democracy, and simple living. She also enumerated the five (5) S of professionalism -- specialized knowledge, spirit, skill, standards, and supportive environment. 

For his part, Abella talked about employees benefits, loans, and practical processes on claims and other issues. He also answered questions raised by some personnel after his talk.

Subsequently, employees who had served the university continuously for ten years and every five years thereafter were awarded certificates of loyalty in recognition of their unrelenting commitment in the service to the institution. "Zumba" dancing and raffle of prizes were the sidelights of the program.#