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  • COED, UP-ACTRC CONDUCT RESEARCH ON LANGUAGE MATCH AND TEACHER ASSIGNMENT

    The College of Education, in partnership with the UP Diliman Assessment, Curriculum and Technology Research Center (ACTRC), conducted a 'BASELINE STUDY ON LANGUAGE MATCH AND TEACHER ASSIGNMENT IN THE BANGSAMORO AUTONOMOUS REGION IN MUSLIM MINDANAO'. The study was conducted in selected elementary schools in the Division of Tawi-Tawi from Feb 10 to March 02, 2020. It was funded by the Education Pathways to Peace in Mindanao. Dr. Wilham M. Hailaya, Dean for Education, served as the regional research coordinator. The baseline study aims to explore the language mapping process implemented by schools to see any forms of match or mismatch that occurs betweern the mother tongue of the child and language of instruction, the language used in instructional materials, the language data in the Learner Information System (LIS), and the assigned/official mother tongue of the school. The study also seeks to describe the process of assigning teachers in schools, and will examine any match or mismatch...
  • SOCIAL SCIENCES DEPT HOSTS 1ST INTER-SCHOOL DEBATE CUP

    With an aim to engage students in relevant thinking and inspire them to be profound thinkers, the Social Science Department of the College of Arts and Sciences hosted the first MSU-TCTO Inter-School Debate today at the Henry V. Kong Gymnasium. The team representing MSU-TCTO won as champion followed by the teams from Mahardika Institute of Technology (MIT) and Tawi-Tawi Regional Agricultural College (TRAC), respectively. A team from The Philippine Last Frontier College, Inc. also joined the contest. Motions for debate revolved on topics such as: All Students Should Have an After-School Job Internship; Sexual Education Should be Mandatory in Schools; All People Should Be Vegetarians; and Countries Should Be Isolationists. CAS Dean Dr. Anabel Wellms delivered the welcome address. She commended the Social Sciences Department and challenged the students to continue reading and search for knowledge. She also said that the activity will help develop the critical thinking of the students and...
  • Fish Processing Dep't conducts 5-day training on post-harvest FishTech

    The College of Fisheries hosted a series of workshops on post-harvest fisheries technology with the different schools in Tawi-Tawi. From March 1 to March 6, the workshops were held at the Tandubas School of Fisheries for their faculty and Grade 12 students. As a fellow school for fisheries, the College of Fisheries wishes to promote and share new techniques and ideas on proper procedures in manufacturing fish-based products. The workshops also aims to entice young students to pursue fisheries as a field of specialization in the future. Some of the topics discussed were: a. Basic Requirements for Post-Harvest Handling and Processing of Fish and other Fishery Products (Icing, Chilling, Freezing, Thermal Processing and Traditional Methods) and Product Formulation (fish embutido, fish/squid/crab balls, fish sausage, crispy and spicy dilis) facilitated by Prof. Fathma S. Abduhasan b. Food Safety and Security, Guidelines for Food Prepation, Lecture and Practicum on (Smoke Fish, Carbonara...
  • OCEANeS, UPMin hosts training-workshop

    The University of the Philippines Mindanao, in collaboration with MSU-TCTO's Office of Continuing Education and Extension Services (OCEANeS), conducted a Training-Workshop on Laboratory Techniques and Data Analysis for Fish Biology from February 26 to March 3, 2020 at the OCEANeS Conference Room. The participants on said training-workshop were able to participate in hands-on activities and lectures on Orientation and Datasheet Preparation, Fish Morphometrics and Photography, Tissue Extraction, Otolith and Gonad Extraction, Introduction to Data Analyses used in Otolith Studies, Length Frequency Data Analysis using FiSAT, Age-Length Data Analysis using PAST and Introduction to Gonadal Analysis and Gonadosomatic Index. Dr. Cleto Nañola Jr. and his CRRES team from UP Mindanao facilitated the said workshop with the assistance of Mr. Kevin L. Labrador, Ms. Maybelle A. Fortaleza, Ms. Melanie C. Jandoc, Mr. Joemarie J. Rodriquez, Ms. Christine Joy J. Salazar, Ms. Jodi F. del Fierro and Ms....
  • MSU-TCTO and BRUNEI'S UNISSA SIGN MOU

    The Mindanao State University - Tawi-Tawi College of Technology and Oceanography (MSU TCTO) and Brunei Darussalam's Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today in the latter's campus. MSU Chancellor Mary Joyce Z. Guinto-Sali and UNISSA Rector Dr. Haji Norarfan Bin Haji Zainal represented the two universities during the MoU signing. The two institutions inked said MOU as they agreed on the collaboration in strengthening MSU TCTO's College of Islamic and Arabic Studies (CIAS) and the pedagogy of Islamic education in Tawi-Tawi, most especially for the fields of Shariah Law and Arabic language teaching. Furthermore, the MOU contains provisions on future student exchanges between the two universities, collaboration in research efforts and opportunities through joint trainings which will be soon laid out in further agreements. Chancellor Guinto-Sali expressed her excitement for this opportunity in improving the CIAS offerings. Together with...
  • SSC CONDUCTS ROAD TO SAFETY SEMINAR

    MSU-TCTO Supreme Student Council (SSC) in partnership with the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO) of Bongao conducted a Road to Safety Seminar last February 21 at the Marine Science Museum.  Resource speakers for the said seminar was the Chief of LTO Bongao District Office, Mr. Jose Maria M. Gonzales, who explained the duties and services of their office including the importance of Road Safety Advocacy and other pertinent laws such Land Transportation and Traffic Code of the Philippines (RA 4136), Clean Air Act of the Philippines (RA 8749), Seat Belt Law (RA 8750), Motorcycle Helmet Law (RA 10054), Children’s Safety on Motorcycle Act (RA 10066), Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving Act (RA 10586) and the Anti-Distracted Driving Act (RA 10913). The District Chief also reminded the participants to apply for their Driver’s License and obey with the Bongao Municipal Ordinance on the Regulation of Smoke Belching by having their vehicles undergo emission test...
  • LANGUAGE DEPT HOSTS 12TH READING FEST

    The Language Department of the College of Arts and Sciences hosted the University's 12th Reading Festival on February 22-24, 2020. A Parade of Lights, Float and Community Dance opened this year's reading fest. The theme "On Becoming a Lifelong Reader," focuses on the value of reading in our lives as a means of communication, learning and leisure. Dr. Mona Froida M. Language, Chairperson of the Language Department, quoted American author Stephen King in her opening message.  "Books are uniquely portable magic. Let us always carry with us this portable magic. Let this magic of reading give power to your learning, thus turning your life-long journey into one exciting adventure." The Interschool Speech Choir competition for elementary, secondary and tertiary levels, were held on the first day of the Festival. In the elementary level, there were nine (9) participating schools, namely; Batu-Batu Elementary School, Notre Dame of Bongao, Mahardika Institute of Technology, Panglima Arasia...
  • ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Simunul LGU and MSU Tawi-Tawi sign MOA, turns over micro-ice plant

    Simunul, Tawi-Tawi (February 19) ---- The MSU-TCTO and the ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation led the turnover ceremony of the micro-ice plant facility to a fishing community in Simunul, Tawi-Tawi. The ice plant was a commitment of the late philanthropist and Environment Secretary Gina Lopez to the fisherfolk of Simunul as part of the Quest for Love project of MSU-TCTO and Lopez's iLove Foundation. The ice plant would directly benefit the 250 tuna fisherfolk in Brgy. Tonggusung and Brgy. Maruwa in Simunul. Fisherfolk catch yellowfin tuna at the Celebes sea which is more than 10 km away from Simunul. Normally, they have to travel first to Bongao to purchase ice before proceeding to the fishing area. This facility would save them travel costs and time going to and from Bongao. In addition, the fisherfolk in the said barangays can avail of the ice at a relatively cheaper price. Mr. Rodmark R. Barriga, proprietor of Palamigan Company who developed the micro-ice plant, personally...
  • TCTO RECEIVES DOST GRANT AND ESTABLISH SeaRDeC

    The Mindanao State University in Tawi-Tawi received a 3-year P57.1M grant from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Science for Change (S4C) - Niche Centers in the Region (NICER) Program to establish the Seaweed Research and Development Center (SeaRDeC). The Center is headed by Dr. Sitti Zayda B. Halun, the Director for Research and Professor at the Institute of Oceanography and Environmental Science and will be monitored by the DOST Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD).  SeaRDec has three component projects: P1: Optimization of laboratory and land-based nursery culture technologies of Kappaphycus spp. and Eucheuma denticulatum (Prof. Karen B. Serag, Project Leader); P2: Molecular characterization, selection, and production of Kappaphycus spp. and Eucheuma denticulatum cultivars in the BARMM (Dr. Richard V. Dumilag, Project Leader), and P3: Optimization of post-harvest handling of Kappaphycus spp. and Eucheuma...
  • UNIVERSITY HONORS ACADEMIC AWARDEES

    The Crème de la Crème Recognition ceremony was held last February 14 to honor students with exemplary performance during the previous semester. The Chancellor, in her message during the program, said that as a scholar and recipient of awards herself during her studies here and abroad, she empathizes with the struggle students have to go through and the joy as they receive recognition for their efforts. "As Chancellor of the MSU-TCTO, one of my most anticipated events of the year is the recognition of academic excellence of deserving students. It is as if I am experiencing a déjà vu, and I am so young again, expectant and eager to receive the award," she said. She is really proud that it is under her term that a number of awardees are increasing. "While there are unprecedented achievements in my administration, it is also under my watch that there is also an unprecedented number of "crème de la crème" awardees, with cash incentives to boot." Leading last semester's honorees was Ms....

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