GAD Center organizes series of lectures on health issues and sexual harassment

GAD Center organizes series of lectures on health issues and sexual harassment

by Rex Godinez Ortega

The Gender and Development (GAD) Center of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension (OVCRE) is holding a series of lectures on health issues and sexual harassment this October and November at the OVCRE conference room to promote awareness among IIT constituents.

Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension and GAD focal person Dr. Jinky B. Bornales said that the lecture series was in line with the Institute’s mandate to implement GAD programs, activities, or projects.

She said that the activity would also “enhance the level of gender awareness, gender issues and concerns among students in the campus”.

The GAD Center is asking Dr. Muhammad M. Puting and Atty. Felicidad Gadiano to handle the lectures on health issues and sexual harassment, respectively.

Puting is the head of the Institute’s Medical and Dental Health Services while Gadiano is a faculty member of the Political Science Department.

The three lectures are scheduled on October 5 and November 9 and 16, 2016.

Nericua off to Armenia for intn’l microelectronics olympiad

Nericua off to Armenia for intn’l microelectronics olympiad

by Rex Godinez Ortega

Philippine microelectronics competition champion and fifth year MSU-IIT electronics engineering student Robert Tac-an Nericua flies to the First Republic of Armenia on Saturday to compete in tomorrow’s 11th International Microelectronics Olympiad of Armenia.

Nericua will take on at the October 18 Olympiad the world’s best engineering students who come from around 29 other countries.

“I am excited to meet all the other participants,” he said.

Nericua promises to do his best at the competition, but takes care to note the he “will probably have fun there, too!”

The annual microelectronics olympiad of Armenia is a global contest that highlights the world’s brightest engineering students under the age of 30 who are active in the field of microelectronics.

The Armenian Olympiad will be the Aloran, Misamis Occidental native’s first trip abroad.

Thus, Nericua also looks forward to seeing the Olympiad’s host country, as plenty of side activities are being prepared for the participants like sightseeing tours, city tours, and tree plantings.

The First Republic of Armenia is a former Soviet republic located in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia.

Nericua qualifies to compete in Armenia after he beat 95 other contestants from top schools in the country like UP Diliman at the Philippine-wide competition administered by the Philippine Institute for Integrated Circuits (PIIC) held in August.

Some of the competitors he defeated in that competition were Master’s and PhD students.

Among the goals of the Olympiad are to increase interest in microelectronics, inspire and recognize young and talented engineers, and create a community of young specialists involved in microelectronics.

The general organizer of the Olympiad is Synopsys, a world leader in the electronic design automation industry.

Topics : microelectronics  olympiad  Armenia  competition  electronics

IIT hosts Region 10 launch of Kilusang Pagbabago

IIT hosts Region 10 launch of Kilusang Pagbabago

by Rex Godinez Ortega

(Photo credit: A. Ladayo, Sr.)

“I hope people would understand that change is indeed coming.”

This is what MSU-IIT Chancellor Sukarno D. Tanggol told the estimated 6,000 persons who gathered at the Institute gymnasium on Saturday (October 15) as he welcomed them to the Region 10 launch of the Kilusang Pagbabago movement.

“We should support Duterte’s call for change,” Tanggol said to the huge crowd who had come from four provinces to become part of the grassroots-based movement.

The Kilusang Pagbabago is an initiative that targets the most basic level of society – the local communities. It was created to support the changes being effected by the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.

The movement is also viewed to serve as a partner of the Duterte administration that would guarantee basic government services reach, and government programs benefit the masses.

Duterte’s Cabinet Secretary Leoncio B. Evasco, Jr. was on hand for the launching of the Kilusang Pagbabago movement that was attended by local government officials (mayors and councilors); barangay officials; community leaders; multi-sectoral groups; and grassroots organizations.

The attendees came from the provinces of Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, and Lanao Norte, and the cities of Iligan and Cagayan de Oro.

Evasco has been going around the Philippines lately swearing in community leaders and volunteers as members of the movement.

After he received the results of the various consultations conducted in the grassroots communities all over Region 10, Evasco swore in those present at the gym into the Kilusang Pagbabago organization in a mass oath-taking ceremony.

Evasco is a former rebel-priest and mayor of a Bohol municipality.

He served as Duterte’s chief-of-staff in Davao, and then went on to handle the latter’s presidential campaign.

The campus launch of the Kilusang Pagbabago movement in Region 10 was co-organized by IIT’s Institute for Peace and Development in Mindanao (IPDM) in coordination with the Department of Extension (DE) and the Center for Local Governance Studies (CLGS) of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension (OVCRE).

IPDM officer-in-charge Prof. Mark Anthony J. Torres, Phd said that the Kilusang Pagbabago is the banner program of the newly-created Office of Participatory Governance of Malacanang.

Topics : change  D30  IPDM  DE  CLGS  OVCRE  movement