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March 12, 2021 - Exactly one year ago today, MSU-IIT suspended work and classes after Chancellor Sukarno D. Tanggol issued a memo canceling all face-to-face activities in the campus as a precautionary measure against growing coronavirus concerns in Iligan City. As classes and work halted; students and employees filed out of the gates; and parking...
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by  Safa D. Manala-o, CBAA As quarantine restrictions ease across the Philippines, economic indicators are expected to gradually increase, according to Undersecretary Mercedita A. Sombilla of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) during an MSU-IIT-organized online economic forum held on January 8, 2021 through Zoom teleconferencing. The labor market is showing signs of recovery especially...
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by Minda Sexon Integrated Developmental School (IDS) of the College of Education started year 2020 with a collaboration among its faculty, parents and alumni with a common goal: the IDS students’ welfare, oblivious to the coming of COVID- 19 and the challenges that it has brought along. On January 21, 2020, a seminar entitled Distressed or...
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The global COVID-19 pandemic will stir up and enliven the current strategic internationalization plans and efforts of Philippine higher education institutions.   This was the view expressed by Renato G. Reyes, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Director of International Affairs Office at Central Luzon State University. “The current situation poses greater challenges to HEIs...
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by Michelle Jeanne Caracut, OC/OPI A TEAM composed of a faculty member and mechanical engineer, and graduating mechanical engineering students of MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology (IIT) successfully devised a low-cost and easy-to-build emergency ventilator to help COVID-19 patients. The device called MSU-IIT Open Source Easy Ventilator (MOSEV) is a ventilator prototype that is easy to...
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by Michelle Jeanne Caracut, OC/OPI HAND washing, wearing face masks, and social distancing are some of the more known measures in use today to combat coronavirus. However, there is one more way of preventing infection, and that is through nutrition, anti-COVID-19 nutrition to be exact. The anti-COVID-19 nutrition is a safe and inexpensive way to prevent infection...
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by Michelle Jeanne Caracut, OC/OPI [This article is based on reports submitted by the different cost centers of the Institute.]  PROMPTED by the current public health emergency and the limited capacities of Iligan’s hospitals and laboratories, MSU-IIT’s scientists, engineers, researchers, makers and innovators banded together to support the local government of Iligan in the fight...
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by Michelle Jeanne Caracut, OC/OPI IN ORDER to gain valuable information that can be useful to decision-makers and governments, a research group known as the MOCOS (MOdelling COrona Spread) Group that is composed of German and Polish scientists, and Filipino scientists from MSU-IIT developed a computer model on how the novel coronavirus spreads in various...
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by Michelle Jeanne Caracut, OC/OPI AS A PRECAUTIONARY measure against the coronavirus threat, the Institute suspended classes and work starting today (March 12) until March 29, 2020. Classes and work halted by 12 noon, and employees and students were directed to go home via a memo issued by the Office of the Chancellor. Officials of...
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