August 10, 2015

Ifugao Rice Terraces only 300-400 years old – experts

Banaue Rice Terraces (by Bambie Rosario)
by Mario Casayuran
August 2, 2015

The famed Ifugao Rice Terraces are not 2,000 years old. They are some 300 to 400 years old. This was revealed last week by Sen. Loren Legarda, Chairwoman of the Senate environment and natural resources committee, in a speech at the Science-Policy Forum on the Sustainability of the Rice Terraces Systems (Hani and Ifugao): Building-Learning Alliance at Hotel Jen in Manila. 

June 30, 2015

IFSU ranks 6th place in Philippine Universities Ranking 2015

The Philippine Universities Ranking is based on the aggregated passing rates of each school in all board exams that their graduates participated in. It is the first Philippine Universities Ranking that is based on relevant, up-to-date and measurable data.

There are over 60 different board exams conducted by the PRC, and we aggregated the results from those board exams, ranked each school in each board exam, and then aggregated the rankings for each school, to come up with a Weighted Board Exams Ranking for each school. Note that the ranking displayed here contains schools that were ranked in at least 5 board exams. 

The full Methodology is available at the bottom of this page.

March 2, 2015

Barangay Nayon assured to hold events in IFSU for free

Photo by Jeremy Gawongna
By: Jeremy M. Gawongna

Ifugao State University (IFSU) President Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon assured permission to the barangay officials and the community of IFSU’s home-barangay Nayon to hold events inside the IFSU premise and to use facilities free of charge. Dr. Ngohayon emphasized this in his speech during the Nayon Barangay Fiesta held inside the IFSU compound for the first time on February 14, 2015.

January 27, 2015

Call for Papers: International Conference on OBE & TNE: One with ASEAN 2015

International Conference on Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) and Transnational Education (TNE): One with ASEAN 2015

7-8 May 2015
Crown Legacy Hotel
Corner Montinola Street, Kisad Road Baguio City, Philippines 2600

Education as a key societal sector in the Philippines is significantly affected with ASEAN 2015. With its motto, “One vision, one identity, one community,” ASEAN seeks to establish a regional community this 2015 among its 10 member countries. Understandably, education lies at the core of ASEAN’s development process that contributes to the creation of a knowledge-based society, community building and enhancement of ASEAN competitiveness. Under the third pillar of ASEAN Community – more specifically ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) – member-states are expected to invest heavily on its people’s education. Given the Philippines’ membership in the ASEAN, our educational system will definitely be affected as it has far-ranging ramifications in terms of employment, jobs and leadership trainings, among others.

December 14, 2014

Canadian family donates Ifugao nipa hut replica to PH consulate

Courtesy of ABS-CBN
MANILA – A Canadian family has donated to the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver a replica of an Ifugao nipa
hut they bought as souvenir six years ago from the Banaue Rice Terraces.
James and Marnie Stewart said their visit to the Philippines composed of trips to Donsol, Sorsogon, Puerto Princesa, El NIdo, and then up north to the Banaue Rice Terraces.
With the help of a local guide, the couple embarked on a week-long trek to the rice terraces, passing through Ifugao villages.

Ifugao State University to open new campus in 2015

AGUINALDO, Ifugao Dec. 11 (PIA) - - With the aim of delivering quality education at the doorsteps of the public, the Ifugao State University is set to open a new campus in this municipality next year.
IFSU President Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon announced in a stakeholders meeting that 2015 is the most opportune time to open Aguinaldo Campus   given the  active support of the local government unit (LGU), provincial government and national leadership.
“I  want to fulfill the pledge we made to the people of Aguinaldo of opening an IFSU campus in the municipality,” he added.

CHARMP worker perished,3 others injured in landslide in Ifugao town

Courtesy of DutchPickle
HUNGDUAN, Ifugao, Dec. 11 (PIA)- - A worker of the Cordillera Highland Agricultural Resources Management Program (CHARMP) perished while three others  were injured when they were hit by a landslide as they  were hiking along a horse trail from Barangay Lubo-ong this municipality last December 3.
Report from the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO)  identified the fatality as  Elizabeth Bulayo, 40,  of Namulditan, Hingyon, Ifugao.  The injured are Jonalyn Cabbigat, 29 , of Cababuyan, Hingyon; Irinea Laurel, and Jocelyn Bahatan, both  of Hungduan.
The four(2 from CHARMP,  one from Department of Education and one from the Hungduan Municipal Agriculture Office) were  on their way  back to Poblacion, Hungduan from Barangay Lubo-ong after monitoring and inspecting some  CHARMP projects in the  area  when a landslide suddenly occurred and hit them at 6:30 PM of Dec. 3.
The survivors notified the MDRRMO and the local government unit  who  immediately responded together with members of the Municipal Police Station, the Barangay Disaster Council of Lubo-ong, barangay health workers and  staff from the Municipal Health Office.( DBC- PIA CAR, Ifugao)
Source: Philippine Information Agency dated December 11, 2014

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