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.

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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.


Latest Request:

Expression of Interest - Consultancy Services for the Complete Engineering Plans
ITB No 14-11-24 - Repair and Renovation of WVSU Admin Bldg
ITB No 14-11-24 - Repair and Renovation of WVSU Admin Bldg Supplemental Bid Bulletin
ITB No 14-11-25 - Construction of Clonal Nursery
ITB No 14-11-25 - Construction of Clonal Nursery Supplemental Bid Bulletin
ITB No 14-11-26 - Procurement of Branded Desktop Computer - IICT
ITB No 14-11-27 - Procurement of IT and AV Equipment
ITB No 14-11-28 - Procurement of IT and AV Equipment for HIMEX
ITB No 14-11-29 - Procurement of Medical Training Models
ITB No. 14-11-22 - 2nd Hand Offset Machine - UPHB
ITB No. 14-11-23 - Procurement of Additional VOIP Phones
ITB No. 14-08-18 Various Repairs and Improvement of Bldg
ITB No. 14-09-19 Various Fixtures(Re-bid)
ITB No. 14-09-20 Upgrading of IT Infrastructure
ITB No. 14-09-21 Establishment of LAN and WAN
ITB No. 14-07-16 Various ACU & Gen Set (2 lots)
ITB No. 14-07-17 Various Fixtures & Equipment (2 lots)
ITB No. 14-06-12 Security Services
ITB No. 14-06-13 Various Equipment (2 lots)
ITB No. 14-06-14 Termite Treatment
ITB No. 14-06-15 Completion of Nursing Building
ITB No. 14-02-01 Various Equipment (2 Lots)
ITB No. 14-02-02 Various Equipment (2 lots) Copiers & Office Equipment
ITB No. 14-03-03 Various Furniture & Fixtures
ITB No. 14-03-04 Termite Treatment
ITB No. 14-03-05 Various Lab. Apparatuses, Chemicals & Equipment
ITB No. 14-04-06_Termite Treatment
ITB No. 14-04-07 Various Copiers (Rebidding)
ITB No. 14-04-08 Various Lab. Apparatuses, Chemicals & Equipment (Rebidding)
ITB No. 14-04-09 Major Repairs of Buildings
ITB No. 14-05-10 Patient Care Simulators
ITB No. 14-05-11 Various Equipment (1 lot)

List of Request for Quotation and Procurement Documents


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WVSU Knights of Columbus Council Received Top International Award

Knights of Columbus Council 15029 of West Visayas State University had earned the distinction of Triple Star Council, for the 2013-2014 fraternal years. The organization'€™s headquarters, located in New Haven, Connecticut, made announcement. The award recognizes overall excellence in the areas of membership recruitment (reaching 300% of quota, thereby making it a "€œTriple Star€") and retention, promotion of the fraternal insurance program and sponsorship of service oriented activities. The award was presented to the membership by Bro. Rudy Sorongon, Visayas State Deputy during the District Deputy Mid-Year Conference held on November 29-30, 2014 in Boracay, Philippines.

Furthermore, Dr. Bobby D. Gerardo, the District Deputy of V-139, likewise received the "€Star District Award"€ for the Columbian Year 2013-2014. This distinction is given to District Deputies that performed well in the membership and other community related activities of the Knights of Columbus. Dr. Gerardo supervises the College Councils in Iloilo City namely, WVSU, WVCST, UPV, JBLMFU-Molo, and JBLMFU-Arevalo.


WVSU CAS Graduate School undergoes Level I Accreditation

 The moment of truth finally comes to WVSU’s College of Arts and Sciences Graduate School (CAS-GS) as it goes through its journey with another challenge -- the AACCUP (Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities of the Philippines) Level I Accreditation of its programs: MA in Social Sciences, MA in English and Literature, Master in Public Governance, and MA in Math, MA in Biology, MA in Chemistry, MA in Physics, and PhD in Social Sciences, on December 17-18, 2014.Leading the CAS Graduate School to achieve the Level 1 Accreditation Status are Dr. Nancy S. Surmieda (Dean), Dr. Wilhelm P. Cerbo (Associate Dean), and Dr. Agatha Senina (GS Coordinator).

WVSU Ranks 3rd Overall in Licensure Exam for Teachers

ILOILO City -- West Visayas State University-College of Education Main Campus (WVSU-COE) has once again upheld its title as the “Center for Teaching Excellence” as it ranked third overall in the national standing in the Elementary Level of the August 2014 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) given last August 17, 2014.
ETHYL MAE ALAGOS of the West Visayas State University College of Education (Main Campus) placed fourth in the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) given last August 17, 2014 with a percentage of 88.60.  She finished Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEEd).Out of WVSU-COE’s 208 LET examinees, 200 of them passed, making it possible for the University to get a 96.15 passing percentage. One of its graduates also placed fourth.
“I am very happy and proud that the COE has given another feather in the cap of WVSU for being consistent in the LET for the elementary level in the national standing among Teacher Education Institutions (TEIs) in the country,” said Dr. Hilda Montaño, WVSU-COE Dean.
WVSU Main Campus also ranked third overall in the elementary level of last year’s LET, and first in 2012.  
Moreover, of the 25,301 passers, WVSU-COE 2014 Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEEd) graduate Ethyl Mae Caballero Alagos of Sara, Iloilo ranked fourth, garnering a percentage of 88.60 while Mary Jane Gallaza Delfin of WVSU Lambunao Campus ranked eighth in the abovementioned exam with a percentage of 87.80.


Regional Symposium Slated on October 14th

The 24th Regional Symposium on Research and Development Highlights (RSRDH) is scheduled on October 14, 2014 at the Center for Teaching Excellence, West  Visayas State University in Lapaz, Iloilo City. The theme for this year's symposium is "Inclusive Growth Through S&T Utilization." The theme highlights the cascading of socio-economic growth to all sectors and tiers of society through the effective utilization of technology transfer through R&D. This year, the RSRDH is supported in part by the DOST-GIA Fund.
As a major research competition, entries from various consortium member agencies will vie for the best paper award in three categories namely: social science research, natural/biological science research and developmental/technological research. The paper presentations will be conducted in parallel sessions right after the plenary. A total of 40 researchers from various consortium member agencies will be presenting the significant highlights and breakthroughs of their completed research entries.
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