West Visayas State University

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Established in 1902, West Visayas State University (WVSU) started out as Iloilo Normal School.

It was a tributary normal school providing basic and secondary education as well as a training department for teachers.

By virtue of Republic Act No. 4189 in 1965, Iloilo Normal School became West Visayas State College. Courses aside from the earlier established teacher training programs were added. By the year 1986, through Presidential Decree 2019, it became West Visayas  State University.

WVSU Today

College of Medicine

The College of Education - Graduate School and Institute of Information and Communications Technology undergo survey visits from the AACCUP Accreditors for their respective courses. The visit starts from September 3 and the closing program will be held on September 5.


Invitation to Bid
ITB No 15-08-33 Procurement of IT Equipment CCTV lot 1 only
ITB No 15-08-32 Procurement of Furniture, Fixtures & Appliances for WVSU-HEC
ITB No 15-08-31 Procurement of Various IT Equipment & Software for WVSU-HECF
ITB No 15-08-30 Procurement of Various Furniture, Fixtures & Office Equipment
ITB No 15-08-29 Procurement of Laboratory Equipment for GTBIF
ITB No 15-08-28 Procurement of Laboratory & Medical Equipment incl. Simulator
ITB No 15-07-24 Procurement of Various IT Supplies & Consumables
ITB No 15-07-23 Procurement of Various IT Equipment
ITB No 15-06-22 Procurement of Laboratory Equipment and Anatomical Models
ITB No 15-06-21 Procurement of Various IT Equipment for Different Offices
ITB No 15-06-20 - Procurement of Furniture and Fixtures for IICT Laboratory and Various Offices
ITB No 15-06-19 Rehab Works of COC
ITB No 15-05-18 - Construction of PESCAR Dance Studio
ITB No 15-05-17 - Procurement of Security Services for WVSU Main
ITB No 15-05-16 - Proc. of COM Office Equipment (ACU), Furniture & Fixtures
ITB No 15-05-15 - Procurement of Laboratory Equipment (Real-Time PCR)
ITB No 15-04-14 - Proc. of Furniture Home Appliances and Other Equipment
ITB No 15-04-13 - Procurement of Scientific and Laboratory Equipment
ITB No 15-04-12 - Procurement of Printing Equipment
ITB No 15-04-11 - Construction of COE Academic Building Phase 1
ITB No 15-04-10 - Procurement of Diesel Generator for GTBIF
ITB No 15-04-09 - Procurement of 2nd Hand Offset Machine
ITB No 14-11-30 - Construction of COM Annex Building

Bid Bulletins
Bid Bulletin - Procurement of Various IT Equipment for Different Offices
Bid Bulletin - Procurement of Furniture and Fixtures for IICT Laboratory, Various Offices
Bid Bulletin - Rehabilitation Works of COC
Bid Bulletin - Additional Procurement of Laboratory Equipment (Real-Time PCR)
Bid Bulletin - Construction of PESCAR Dance Studio
Bid Bulletin - Procurement of Laboratory Equipment (Real-Time PCR)
Bid Bulletin - Procurement of Diesel Generator
Bid Bulletin - Construction of COM Annex Bldg

List of Fixtures - Construction of COM Annex Bldg

List of Previous Request for Quotation and Procurement Documents


Thai faculty, Students at WVSU on Exchange program

Standing, left to right are Choowit Chaibao, head of the KPRU Social Study Program; Boonloom Duangwiset, KPRU associate dean; and Phimchanok Neryplub, KPRU English Program instructor. Beside them are WVSU-COE Dean Hilda Montaño; College Secretary Lorey Tanaleon, and Associate Dean Daisy Rosano. Kneeling, left to right, are KPRU English Program students Phornpun Donchitkhanasin, Manapong Pintu, Kannikar Phongkongdee, and Jaturon Noosong. At Jaturon’s right is Pangreerat Seema, a student of KPRU’s Social Studies ProgramILOILO City - - Three faculty members and five students of the Kamphaeng Phet Rajabhat University (KPRU) of Thailand are currently at the West Visayas State University (WVSU) on a Faculty and Student Exchange Program that started on June 20 and ends on June 24, 2015.
WVSU has a Memorandum of Understanding with KPRU inked last August 2013 that will allow both universities, both having strong teacher education programs, to undertake academic exchange of students following the University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP) rules and regulations. 
Led by Choowit Chaibao, head of the KPRU Social Study Program; Boonloom Duangwiset, KPRU associate dean; and Phimchanok Neryplub, KPRU English Program instructor – the program consists of a WVSU campus tour and local studies focusing on Ilonggo heritage and natural resources as well as observation of English classes and a research forum. 
The Exchange Program is hosted by the WVSU College of Education (WVSU) that also hosted the Thai awardees of the 2014 Thai-ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Student Exchange Program Scholarship last July 2, 2014 wherein under specified subjects, theThai students statyed at WVSU until the end of October 2014 studying Mathematics together with sophomore and senior students of the WVSU COE. 

CTE Spearheads GURO 21 Orientation

The West Visayas State University College of Education through the Center for Teaching Excellence have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOA) with Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization, Regional Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO INNOTECH) last April 8, 2015.
In connection with the reform agenda of DepED and in order to enhance the teachers’ knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values on teaching and learning in the new century, SEAMEO INNOTECH recently launched the first flexible learning course for school teachers termed as GURO21 (or Gearing Up Responsible and Outstanding Teachers in Southeast Asia for the 21st Century).  GURO21 is a menu of flexible learning courses (i.e., modularized online lessons) that aims to address the teachers’ needs in relation to the technological advances and changing educational trends in the 21st century.
The course aims to develop and enhance Southeast Asian teachers’ facilitating skills in order to effectively play their role as learning leaders of the 21st century in a knowledge-based economy. It covers the following modules:

1. Equipping Teachers with Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes, and Values for the 21st Century;
2. Facilitating 21st Century Learning

The face-to-face Learning Needs Assessment (LNA) and Orientation will be held on May 21, 2015, from 9am-4pm at the WVSU Learning Resource Center.


Italian Language, Culture Closing Programme

On March 9, the students of the Bachelor in Hotel and Restaurant Management (38) and Bachelor of Tourism (40) of the College of Business and Management were awarded their Certificates of Attendance for the Italian Language and Culture Course they attended at WVSU between June and September 2014. Attended the ceremony Dr. Bobby D. Gerardo, Vice-President for Administration and Finance; Prof. Maria Roselle S. Udang, OIC Dean of the College of Business and Management; Dr. Betty Rile, Chair of the Division of Hotel & Restaurant Management; Prof. Sharon F. Quimpo, Director of the Center for Foreign Languages and Ms. Lourdes Nocera-Villanueva, Italian and Spanish teacher.
The certificates were signed by WVSU’s President, Dr. Luis M. Sorolla, Jr and the Consular Attaché of the Embassy of Italy in Manila.
This is the first time WVSU has awarded this kind of certificates. We are sure these certificates will serve as an add-on to the credentials of WVSU-CBM students when they apply for jobs.
We would like to especially thank Dr. Sorolla for his support.
Many congratulations BHRM 4-B and BOT 3-A!!


CRISMEd to co-host 2015 NOSTE International Research Conference-Workshop, Convention

The Center for Research and Innovations in Science and Mathematics Education (CRISMEd) at West Visayas State University will collaborate with the National Organization of Science Teachers and Educators (NOSTE) to host the 2015 NOSTE  International Research Conference-Workshop and Biennial Convention on September 18-21, 2015 @ Diversion 21 Hotel, Iloilo City and Boracay, Aklan. The theme of the conference is Expanding Science Education Horizon through Research and Application. The conference will include Key Note, outdoor science, plenary sessions, parallel session, workshops, and outdoor science exploration. Participants of the conference include science teachers and science educators in all academic levels (elementary, secondary, tertiary), researchers in science and science related fields, and all advocates and champions of expanding Science Education horizon. This event is in celebration of the science month in the Philippines.


WVSU Inaugurates Green Technology Business Incubation Building

Leading on its way in the promotion of green technology, West Visayas State University set the bar yet again with the establishment of the Green Technology Business Incubation Facility inside its campus.
Inaugurated last January 21, 2015, Green Technology Business Incubation Facility aims to provide an enterprising service through scientific and technology innovations that will assist Small and Medium Enterprises, start- up businesses as well as individuals who has creative and innovative business ideas to start, develop, cultivate and improve their businesses and ideas and ensure their place at the forefront of the business community in Iloilo and of Western Visayas as a whole.
The said event was attended by different personas led by the DOST-PCIEERD Executive Director Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevarra, DOST R06 Regional Director Engr. Rowen R. Gelonga, WVSU President Dr. Luis M. Sorolla Jr, LGU representatives such as former Cabatuan Mayor Ramon Yee who represented Governor Arthur Defensor, and Jay Victor Mabilog who represented his brother, Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog, several President and representatives of State University and Colleges and other distinguished guests from media and private sector.


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