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  • 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....
  • MSU SYSTEM OFFICIALS VISIT FOR INFRA PROJECTS ASSESSMENT

    Engr. Rodrigo S. Baid, MSU System Assistant Vice President for Planning and Development and Atty. Shidik T. Abantas, System University Chief Legal Counsel and Director of the Legal Services Division visited MSU Tawi-Tawi for monitoring of ongoing infrastracture projects of the University last Tuesday, February 11. They visited the boys' and girls' dormitories, Students' Center and the University Auditorium, all of which are ongoing construction projects, and the recently-completed 3-storey academic building. After their inspection and assessment, they proceeded to the Office of the Chancellor and had a short talk with Chancellor Guinto-Sali.
  • OCEANeS HOSTS TRAINING ON FISHERIES MANAGEMENT AND MPA ESTABLISHMENT

    The Mindanao State University – Tawi-Tawi, through the Office of Continuing Education and Extension Services (OCEANeS), together with the Local Government Unit of Bongao, and Philippine Maritime Group 1st Maritime Special Operations Unit conducted a Training Workshop on Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management and Marine Protected Areas Establishment in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi on February 10-11, 2020. It gathered major stakeholders of the community from barangay officials, local government unit offices, line agencies and resort owners.  Highlights of the activity were the updates of the status of marine resources of Barangays Pahut and Mandulan, and the target location of the proposed site of the Marine Protected Areas. Sangguniang Barangay Chairpersons Adjaip Salapuddin and Dalhadi Mukahil pledged their commitment and support for the establishment of the Marine Protected Areas as it will benefit the community while Councilor Tita Samsuya committed to deliver and support the establishment...
  • SIL, MSU DISCUSS POSSIBLE COLLABORATION FOR THE SINAMA DICTIONARY PROJECT

    An exploratory and preliminary meeting was held between MSU Tawi-Tawi and the Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) for the possible partnership and collaboration of the two institutions.  The meeting, which was held at La Viña Hotel in Zamboanga City last February 10, tackled possible educational opportunities for MSU. The SIL is interested to collaborate for the project on the creation of a Sinama Dictionary, and other linguisitics-related studies involving the Sama peoples.  The SIL was represented by Mr. Jeremiah James and Ms. Lydia James. Mr. Altan Ishmael, Director for Sama Studies Center and Dr. Anabel Wellms, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences attended for MSU Tawi-Tawi. Mr. Louward Zubiri of UP-MSU Sama Origins and Transformations SALIKHA Team was also present in the said meeting.
  • MSU DELEGATION JOINS UPM'S ICRAAM2020

    Two (2) faculty members and two (2) administrative staff of the university were present during the International Conference on Recent Advances in Applied Mathematics 2020 (ICRAAM2020) held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last February 4 to 6.  Prof. Rosalio Artres Jr. presented his paper entitled Edge Cover of Graphs resulting from some Unary Operations. Mr. Al-Jayson Abubakar, Ms. Phoebe Jean Domen and Ms. Amina Nasirin also presented their research papers during the different sessions in the conference.  Mr. Abubakar readily showed his research Rotational Coincidence in a Three-Dimensional Lattice. Ms. Domen's paper titled Measure preserving Inverse best Approximation in Euclidean Space earned some worthy praises from the participants, including Ms. Nasirin's Convex Accessibility Polynomial of Graphs. All three of them are currently enrolled graduate students taking up MST Math.  The ICRAAM2020 was organized by the Universiti Putra Malaysia through its Institute for Mathematical Research...
  • PH NAVY DONATES BOOK, CONDUCTS SHIP TOUR FOR STUDENTS

    In celebration of the 43rd Commissioning Anniversary of the Philippine Navy, the latter's unit stationed in Tawi-Tawi conducted a Civil Military Operation (CMO). The CMO includes a book donation drive and an "open ship" tour for the students. The Navy donated nine (9) boxes of assorted books for the use of Grades 9 and 12 students and were turned over to the MSU-TCTO Science High School library last February 6.  The 'open ship' was participated by selected students from the Institute of Oceanography and Environmental Science (IOES), College of Fisheries (COF) and College of Education (COEd) last February 7 at the Bongao Port, Fisheries Road in Bongao. The student visitors were allowed access and were toured inside one of the Navy's ships.  The 43rd Philippine Navy Commissioning Anniversary is celebrated every February 7. The CMO and the team was headed by Commanding Officer Ronaldo Pascua.
  • CIAS LEADS WORLD HIJAB DAY CELEBRATION

    The College of Islamic and Arabic Studies launched a Hijab Awareness Campaign which started from February 3 until February 7. The event was comprised of several activities which inlcuded an essay-writing contest, symposium and a series of lectures. The programs were hosted by the ISGO officers and participated in by the constituents of CIAS and CHILDS. The event wishes to promote the importance and beauty of wearing hijab, raise awareness against Islamic radicalism and extremism, fight bigotry, and educate the younger generation on peaceful co-existence and humility as a result of mutual respect and tolerance among diverse groups. The Dean of the College, Prof. Almira A. Hadji, emphasized in her message the values aimed to be promoted by the event.  “Hijab is a path of modesty. It serves as a great purpose in reminding ourselves that it is not simply a stylish accessory but a duty and a way of life. But we should also avoid passing judgement on women who have not yet embraced this...
  • MSU TCTO's AdSU now CSC-accredited

    The MSU Tawi-Tawi Administrative Staff Union (AdSU) has been granted accreditation by the Civil Service Commission (CSC). Pursuant to the provisions of Executive Order No. 180 dated June 1, 1987 and the Amended Rules and Regulations governing the excercise of the Right of Government Employees to organize, as the sole and exclusive negotiating agent of all the rank-and-file employees, the MSU Tawi-Tawi AdSU was finally formed. The awarding of certificate, lead by Dr. Shastri Buddin together with other CSC personnel, was held yesterday, January 27, 2020 during the university's flag ceremony. In a short message, Dr. Buddin extended his congratulations to MSU TCTO and its AdSU team headed by Dr. Abdulpatta Nuruddin. He also emphasized that "it should not end in this certificate but to the forging of the Collective Negotiation Agreement Incentive (CNA)." AdSU President Dr. Nuruddin also expressed his gratitude to the Civil Service and to the administration for the entire support. "It is...
  • CDC-LES' MALINAO FINISHES 7TH IN IISPEL MO-NATIONAL

    Out of the 17 participating regions in the Philippines, Ms. Angealy Orozco Malinao won 7th place in the National Level of IISPEL MO held at the Seameo Innotech UP Diliman, Quezon City.  She also placed 2nd in the Pambansang Kasuotan category. Ms. Malinao is a 6th Grader from MSU-TCTO CDC-LES. The administration would like to congratulate the Principal Prof. Manuel Pon and her coach, Ms. Fatima Zahra Sali.

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