West Visayas State University held a Budget Forum on August 1, 2017 in preparation for next year’s intensive planning of the university’s expenses and priorities which will be based on national mandate provided by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). The forum gathered university officials, unit heads, chiefs of divisions, and key personnel from 9AM-4:30PM at the 4th Floor of the Research and Extension Building.

“Today’s forum will provide us the overall fiscal policy framework and priority thrusts of the 2018 budget,” explains the Vice President for Administration and Finance (VPAF) Dr. Bobby D. Gerardo. “Through this, we will be able to visualize our needs as a premiere SUC by linking the proposed budget with procurement activit...

Western Visayas Agriculture, Aquatic and Resources Research and Development Consortium (WESVAARRDEC)-WVSU Base Agency, the country's oldest research and development consortium in the fields of agriculture, aquaculture and natural resources (AANR) sector will conduct WESVAARRDEC FIESTA 2017 with the theme Advancing Science and Technology towards Inclusive Growth (ASTIG) in Region 6. FIESTA stands for Farmers and Industry Encounters through Science and Technology Agenda, a national science and technology promotional fair conducted by DOST-PCAARRD and adopted at the regional level. The 5-day event will take place in Cabatuan, Iloilo from August 21-25, 2017, a week before the Tinuom Festival, a ten-day celebration of the town's history and famous hometown culinary dish. Tinuom is a heartwarming soup made of tasty native chicken wrapped in banana leaves and simmered in fresh herbs and spices. Cabatuan, Iloilo was chosen to be the venue of WESVAARRDEC FIESTA 2017 due to the presence of native chicken producers in the area and it is also one of the biggest producers of mangoes in Panay Island. Another factor is its being adjacent to the Municipality of Maasin, a town famous for bamboo and muscovado production.    

WESVAARRDEC FIESTA 2017 will highlight the region's four consortium- led research commodities- Darag native chicken, muscovado sugar, bamboo and mango. The event will feature activities such as bazaar and exhibits, techno fora on commodities, media forum, public lectures, quizzes and contests, and product sampling among others. 

The public is invited to attend these events. For more information, please contact the WESVAARRDEC Secretariat at (033) 320-0870 loc. 1138 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (cba/uedc)

Mr. Julius B. Undar has been confirmed as the new Chief Administrative Officer of the West Visayas State University Administration Division. The appointment occurred on July 17, 2017 at the guest lounge of the Center for International Linkages and Public Information (CILPI). Present during this momentous affair was WVSU President Dr. Luis M. Sorolla, Jr., VP for Administration and Finance Dr. Bobby D. Gerardo, VP for Research Training and Extension Dr. Ma. Lulu L. Loyola, Director of the University Planning and Development Office (UPDO) Dr. Wilhelm Cerbo, Director for Instruction and Quality Assurance Dr. Alona M. Belarga, WVSU Faculty Association President Dr. Ma. Elfleda R. Ecube, University Non-Teaching Personnel organization (UNPO) President Mr. Hector Caro, Human Resource and Management Office (HRMO) Supervising Administrative Officer Mr. Agustin Cabahug, and University Registrar Ms. Mardy A. Ledesma.


“I am thankful that the WVSU Management believes in me and in what I can do for the university.  I am here because my peers and colleagues mostly in the non-teaching organization supported me all the way”, beamed Mr. Undar. “I am grateful that before this appointment, I was already exposed to the responsibilities because I was OIC Chief for two years. That position allowed me to learn the ropes of the job and soaked me in the responsibilities that lay ahead.”

        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 NOSTE 2017 International Conference Seminar-Workshop & Biennial Convention on September 22-24, 2017 at Davao City, Philippines. The theme of the conference is Quality Science Education: Responding to Sustainable Development Goals. The conference will include Key Note, plenary sessions, parallel sessions, workshops, and outdoor science exploration. Participants of the conference includes science education scholars, practitioners, policy-makers, teachers and science educators in all academic levels (elementary, secondary, tertiary), and researchers in science and science-related fields.

        Abstract submission is on April 2, 2017 to July 30, 2017. For inquiries contact us at 320-0870 loc 1303 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

On a bright Monday morning of June 3, 2017 when the sun rays filtered through the clouds, signaling the end of the rain, 32 excited faculty of the West Visayas State University took their oath of office as permanent employees during a short ceremony held at the Unity Park.

According to the university’s Human Resource and Management Office (HRMO), WVSU is bent on hiring 128 plantilla positions for academic year 2017-2018 in preparation for educators who will teach additional subjects as mandated by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). WVSU President Dr. Luis M. Sorolla, Jr. declared that the university is continuously screening qualified applicants for the teaching and non-teaching positions.

Dr. Ma. Elfleda R. Ecube, President of the WVSU Faculty Association beamed as she looked admiringly at the rows of new teachers. “Congratulations to the newly hired faculty members. You are now where you are because the university believes that you are highly qualified and competent to join the workforce of WVSU’s esteemed educators. Be a role model of your respective college and continue to uphold the university’s foundation of excellence”. 



As stipulated in the Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2017-3 dated May 24, 2017, amending the guidelines on the TULONG-DUNONG PROGRAM grantees shall submit the following 

            ON - GOING GRANTEES:

  1. Application Form (download here)
  2. Assessment form First Semester 2017-2018 certified by the Registrar Office
  3. Grades and Credits 2nd Semester 2016-2017

The documents will be submitted to the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) on or before July 15, 2017. For more information please visit OSA Office.


                Please read carefully the Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2017-4, May 31, 2017 regarding the implementing guidelines for the cash grants to medical students enrolled in state universities & colleges. Should you decide to avail of the cash grants, kindly fill-up the application form and send by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before July 12, 2017.


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West Visayas State University College of Nursing (WVSU-CON) once again proved that they are a consistent top-notch school in the Nursing Licensure Examination (NLE) when eight of their graduates made it to the top 10 of the 2017 NLE. Leading the pack is Mary Angelie Cardente Cabañez who placed first in the exam with the highest score of 86.20 percent.

Joining Cabañez in top 10 are seven other graduates of CON namely Nechelyn Consular, who placed fourth with a rating of 84.80 percent, Alyssa Jude Montalban, who ranked fifth with a score of 84.60 percent, followed by Joane Christine Pedrola in the sixth place with a rating of 84.40 percent. Both in the seventh place with a rating of 84.20 percent are Lourence Ann Garrido and Julie May Suganob, followed by Darlyne Esposo at the eighth place with a rating of 84 percent, while Princess Meliton is at ninth place with a rating of 83.80 percent.

“The big news is that after 24 years, we were able to produce the 3rd Top 1 individual performer,” said Dr. Rosanna Grace Belo-Delariarte. “Top 1 individual performer, Top 2 performing school, and 8 in the top 10 this 2017! To God be the glory!”

West Visayas State University staged a special convocation to cap the two-day celebration of its 115th Founding Anniversary. The momentous event which was held at the WVSU Cultural Center on June 16, 2017 gathered university officials, faculty, staff, students and alumni together as they look back on the remarkable milestone that WVSU has gone through.

The special convocation opened with a Holy Mass with Rev. Father Joel Eslabra as the celebrant “There are two gifts we can give to our children. Roots and wits.” started the Fr. Eslabra. “Wits we surely have. It is known to many that WVSU has been in the forefront of quality education, training, and research; and we have excellent graduates to prove such. However, when we say ‘roots’, we refer to what is essential in our life. What is important is for each one of us to hold on to what is truly important like values, character, and love. Remember, that the many awards and merits that we receive are simply offshoots of what is already anchored on the essentials in life.”

115 voices from the university officials, as well as selected WVSU faculty and staff joined the Panayana Cultural Group in singing the WVSU Hymn, WVSU March, and the WVSU Quality Policy. Ms. Janette Aguilar and Dr. Rhea Bunda likewise rendered their voices through songs that rang deep with emotions.

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Regional Office 6 signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with West Visayas State University (WVSU) on June 2, 2017 at the Center for International Linkages and Public Information (CILPI) guest lounge.  The MoA states that WVSU was chosen to be the Local Research Institute (LRI) for the conduct of the Citizen Satisfaction Index System (CSIS) in Oton, Iloilo.

Present during the event were DILG Provincial Director Teodora P. Sumagaysay, Local Government Monitoring and Evaluation Division (LGMED) Assistant Chief Anna Lee Mostacho, and Local Government Operations Officer (LGOO) Stephanie Almira, WVSU President Dr. Luis M. Sorolla, Jr., University Research and Development Center (URDC) Director Dr. Greta G. Gabinete, together with URDC’s Mrs. Maria Luisa Z. Albacete, Mr. Rey L. Arenga, and Dr. George Fredrick A. Roxas.

The CSIS was developed to serve as a tool for drawing in applicable information for gauging citizen satisfaction in the various local government services that are delivered to help improve their socio-economic condition and advance their appreciation of local political affairs, as well as effectively transform them into becoming productive development partners. “We chose WVSU because the institution has an impressive track record in producing national examination board passers, it is dynamic in research, active in extension work, continuously strives for quality education, is politically neutral, and constantly delivers genuine public service”, explains Ms. Sumagaysay. From 2013 to 2015, all cities were covered by the CSIS and 31 municipalities were pilot-tested in 2016. This 2017, pursuant to DILG Memorandum Circular 2017-32, the CSIS will be implemented in 30 target municipalities.

The Office of the Senior High School Coordinator of West Visayas State University-Main Campus hereby announces that the enrolment in the Senior High School (SHS) on ABM, GA, HUMSS, and STEM Strands has been officially closed and all slots were already filled in.

Thank you very much.

            -SHS COORDINATOR