Third year - MAY 10, 11 and 12, 2017 (Student Center)

1.    Duly accomplished STFAP application form (available at the College Dean’s Office or OSA)
2.    Income Tax Return or BIR Exemption (for OFW-Parent’s machine copy of latest work contract)
3.    Previous months electric/water/telephone bills
4.    A duly notarized affidavit if electricity/water/telephone is shared with a relative
       or neighbor
5.    Transcript of Records for Third Year Students who belong to bracket 1-4 only

    NOTE: Those who choose not to undergo STFAP Bracketing will be automatically assessed 
    as Bracket 9. 

Lamudi Philippines, in its continuing concern for the socio-economic development of the country, provides a scholarship program amounting to Php20,000 for one semester to one exemplary college student. The student will be guaranteed a paid internship at Lamudi Philippines in his or her department of choice.

Now on its third year in the Philippines, global real estate platform Lamudi focuses exclusively on emerging markets. It offers sellers, buyers, landlords, and renters a secure and easy-to-use platform to find or list properties online. It is currently available in Latin America (Mexico, Colombia, and Peru), Asia (the Philippines, Bangledesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka), and the Middle East (Jordan, Quatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates), and within fewer than three years, Lamudi has established its presence as a key online real estate marketplace in the countries where it is operating.

The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) in cooperation with the University Guidance Center had a pre-employment orientation that targeted the grantees of the Expanded Students Grants-In-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (ESGP-PA) on April 4, 2017 at the Main Hall of the Center for Teaching Excellence. In attendance were OSA Dean Dr. Nancy S. Surmieda, University Guidance Counselor Mrs. Geraldine Joy B. Espinosa, and ESGP-PA Coordinator Ms. Lariza Aklemia Z. Albacete.

Inspired by the theme Empowering ESGP-PA Student Grantees: Preparing for a World of Work, Dr. Nancy Surmieda expressed her joy upon seeing the attendees that morning. Addressing the young crowd, she said, “I am pleased to see you here because it means that you are eager to be employed and be a part of the Filipino work force. You should know that the present job market is very competitive that is why West Visayas State University and the OSA are here to guide you by teaching you the right attitude and the necessary skills for you to land your first job.”

The College of Medicine (COM) in cooperation with the West Visayas State University Center for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (WVSU-CDRRM) conducted the fire and earthquake seminar at Room 202 Roxas Hall on March 16, 2017. The drills were performed right after each lecture at the adjoining lot outside of the COM building.

COM Dean Dr. Joselito F. Villaruz acknowledges the importance of staging this seminar and drill not only as a means to comply for accreditation, but to make sure everybody is prepared when disaster strikes.  “I believe disaster risk reduction and management is not only a training intended for students, faculty, and staff, rather it is an important activity which everyone should attend and undergo,” explains Dr. Villaruz, “As medical practitioners, people expect more from us because we save lives and we should likewise be equipped with the knowledge and skills to minimize the number of casualities when unwanted events happen”.



Third year  -  MAY 10, 11 and 12, 2017 (Student Center)


  1. Duly accomplished STFAP application form (available at the College Dean’s Office or OSA)
  2. Income Tax Return or BIR Exemption (for OFW-Parent’s machine copy of latest work contract)
  3. Previous months electric/water/telephone bills
  4. A duly notarized affidavit if electricity/water/telephone is shared with a relative

or neighbor

  1. Transcript of Records for Third Year Students who belong to bracket 1-4 only

NOTE: Those who choose not to undergo STFAP Bracketing will be automatically assessed as Bracket 9.    


To all senior high school (grade 11) applicants:

The Office of the University Registrar announces that the following applicants (see attached list for the different strand) passed the WVSU Senior High School Readiness Test given last March 5, 2017 at West Visayas State University, La Paz, Iloilo City.

You are requested to submit to the Office of the Senior High School Coordinator a Certified True Copy (certified by the school Principal) of your Report Card on these dates, April 10-12, 17-21, 2017. Should you wish to send your Report Card thru courier, please use the following address:

                                      Dr. Francis O.  Pantino

                                      Coordinator, Senior High School

                                      Carlos P. Romulo Hall

                                      West Visayas State University

                                      La Paz, Iloilo City


  1. If you intend to apply for STEM Strand, your Final Ratings in Mathematics and Science must be at least 85%, General Average of at least 80%, and NCAE Percentile Rank of 86 and above in the STEM subtest.
  2. STEM applicants must submit a clear copy of the NCAE Result.
  3. If you intend to apply for HUMSS Strand your Final Rating in Social Studies must be at least 85% and General Average of at least 80%.
  4. If you intend to apply for ABM and GA Strands, your General Average must be at least 80%.
  5. Your failure to submit the above requirement/s on the said dates would mean you discontinue undergoing the rest of the screening process.
  6. The list of applicants who will be invited to be interviewed will be posted at the website after the evaluation of Report Card and deliberation by the members of the SHS Task Force. An invitation to be interviewed does not automatically guarantee acceptance to the WVSU Senior High School.

If you did not indicate in your application form the strand to apply for, please inform the Office of the Senior High School Coordinator about the strand you wish to be included upon submission of the requirement/s.

A generous amount of one million five hundred thousand pesos (Php1, 500,000.00) was donated by alumnus Dr. Henry Albert D’ Sanson to the College of Medicine West Visayas State University for the construction of the Faculty, Alumni, and Student Appreciation Center (FASAC). A Memorandum of Agreement was signed by WVSU President Dr. Luis M. Sorolla, Jr., Vice President for Administration and Finance (VPAF) Dr. Bobby. G. Gerardo, COM Dean Dr. Joselito F. Villaruz, COM Associate Dean Dr. Jose Nemesio A. Granada, and Dr. Sanson’s representative Dr. Lusyl Gomez. The MoA signing was done on March 22, 2017 at the Center for International Linkages and Public Information (CILPI) Lounge.

“I am representing my classmate Dr. Sanson today as he generously gives this financial gift of love to our Alma Mater,” Dr. Gomez began, “As part of the dynamic batch of 1984 COM graduates, we want to give back to the department and to the university that molded us to what we are now. WVSU-COM will always have a place in our hearts”.


The College of Information and Communications Technology (CICT) held the “CICT Meetup 2017: ICT Academia-Industry Collaboration” on March 9, 2017 at the WVSU Cultural Center. This event brought the CICT students and Iloilo City’s IT industries together for an afternoon of positive collaboration, partnership, and information. 

CICT Dean Dr. Joel T. De Castro expressed how this event can further strengthen the relationship between the academe and the booming IT industries. “There is a big gap between school and the BPO/IT companies because IT schools and training couldn’t keep up with the rapid advancement of technology.  It is continually evolving, and it is always a challenge for schools with IT programs to level with the industry that is presently uplifting Iloilo City”.

The same set of officers of the University Non-Teaching Organization (UNPO) kept their posts after a move to have them retained for another two years was decided in an election held during the 2017 UNPO Annual General Assembly held on March 14, 2017 at WVSU Audio Visual Hall. 60 members voted for their retention while 40 voted for an election.

UNPO has a current number of 154 permanent employees and 21 casual employees as of 2017. It is an organization that recognizes the non-teaching personnel as an integral support group in attaining the mission and vision of the university as well as a vital part of the educational system wherein their services are deemed indispensable in the quest to enhance WVSU’s quality education.

West Visayas State University once again proved that it is an institution to be reckoned with. On February 17, 2017 at the Century Park Hotel, Malate Manila, WVSU was awarded as the number 1 performing SUC in accreditation that bested the other 110 member institutions during the 30th Accrediting Agency for Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP), Inc. Annual National Conference.


To qualify, each SUC had to fill out a checklist in order to gauge their level of competency with other candidates. The criteria for selection included the (1) total number of programs offered vis-a-vis the total number of accredit able programs in all campuses, (2) number of faculty accreditors who are actively involved in accreditation, (3) capability of the SUC’s internal quality assurance office (IQA), (4) the support of the administration to IQA, and lastly, (5) AACCUP awards received in the last 5 years.

Ms. Rhea B. Peñaflor, a graduate of the West Visayas State University College of Mass Communications (now College of Communication) is the newly appointed Commissioner of the National Youth Commission (NYC) for Visayas.  Her appointment was signed on February 16, 2017. She admits, “A colleague simply asked me to send him my CV and so I did. Then I got a letter from Malacañang and the rest is history.”

Presently, a Consultant of ChildFund International, as well as a Technical Consultant for various organizations and companies, Rhea has a slew of Humanitarian and Development Work under her belt. Among these includes: (1) handling and working with street children, children of prostituted women, people living with HIV, (2) developing capacities for behavior change for at least 60 peer educators every year and installation of peer education systems in at least 10 communities and high-risk environments in Western Visayas, (3) successfully initiated, implemented, and spearheaded the first Provincial Health Summit, (4) served as overall coordinator and sole consultant for Iloilo working with DOH VI, University of the Philippines in the Visayas Foundation Inc.