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.

    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...

    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.

    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...

    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.

    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...

    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.

    Professor Eduardo Alivio was designated as the new Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development through Special Order No. 1401, series of 2019 issued by the Office of the University President. Prior to his designation, he served as Director for Planning, the precursor office to the OVCPD, and as Dean of the Institute of Information and Communications Technology. Incumbent principals Professor Manuel Pon and Mr. Jamaluddin Sala of the MSU-TCTO CDC-LES and Preparatory High School were given fresh mandates to continue as heads of their respective schools. Added to the list of principals are neophytes Ms. Nelly Salapuddin as principal of the MSU-TCTO Science High School and Mr. Rashidin Moh. Jiripa as Acting Principal of MSU-TCTO CHILDS, following the election of then-principal Prof. Almira A. Hadji as Islamic and Arabic Studies Dean.  To aid in the administration of the schools, new assistant principals were also designated. Dr. Jocelyn Pajiji is now Assistant Principal for the...
  • MSU Tawi-Tawi joins QS Apple Summit in Fukuoka, Japan

    MSU Tawi-Tawi was present, together with more than 700 academic institutions around the Asia-Pacific region, during the QS Apple 2019 Summit held in the Fukuoka International Congress Center, Japan last November 26-28.    The QS Apple is an annual gathering of renowned schools and research universities in the Asia-Pacific, with the goal of promoting academic excellence. The QS Apple is now in its 15th year.   This year's summit revolves on the theme "Industrial Revolution 4.0 and Ageing Societies: The Changing Roles of Universities in the Asia-Pacific." In its official website, this year's theme seeks not only to explore how universities in the Asia-Pacific and beyond can give rise to new digital industrial technologies through excellent research and innovation and contribute to the positive growth of the society, but also to discover how these technological advancements can help to overcome the impact of ageing populations on the global economy.   Apart from sitting in during the...


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