ICI-Iligan Conducts 15th Commencement Exercises

ICI recently conducts its 15th Commencement Exercises with the theme “ICI @ 15: Bridging the Skills Gap” at MSU-IIT Gymnasium last April 21, 2012.

The event has two parts, the Ecumenical Celebration and the Commencement Exercises. The Master of the Ceremony, Mr. Sean B. Boglosa welcomes everyone with a short and cheerful greeting. Parents and graduates alike gather as the event is about to start. The Graduating Class with their parents, ICI-Iligan and ICI-CDO faculty and staff, administrative officials, guests and religious leaders march towards the red carpet with the school’s president, Mr. Ladislao C. Tabanao Jr., leading the way for the processional.

The event formally begins with a soothing doxology song from the St. Cecilia Choir, who leads the invocation. ICI-Iligan Academic Head, Mr. Jefferson B. Obial instantaneously introduces the Muslim and Christian religious leaders, Imam Alimkhair Hanafi and Rev. Enrique B. Belmonte. Both of them give their prayer of thanks and inspiring messages for the graduates. Imam Hanafi gives a short and meaningful Arabic prayer.  Rev. Belmonte imparts his message of peace and hope and for the well-being of the graduates. He tells a short story of his past experiences and how he managed to be successful in life to serve as a guide for the graduates in their plans for the future. He also taught everyone about never giving up their dream with his four points that explain why anyone should not give up dreaming for a better future. Consequently, certificates and medals are given to the two religious leaders as a token of thanks and heartfelt appreciation for the prayers and messages each one of them gave.

Thereafter, the graduates sing the chosen Ecumenical Song entitled “Little Wonders” performed by Rob Thomas. Recessional then follows with the religious leaders, guests, administrators and program heads.

Another processional takes place with the Colours, Administrators, TESDA Representative, Commencement Speaker and Guests. The singing of the Philippine National Anthem follows accompanied by the St. Cecilia Choir. Shortly afterwards, Mr. Tabanao Jr., welcomes everyone. With much appreciation and respect, he greets everyone with a simple hello and smile and then shares to everyone a short yet inspiring message.  His better-half and also the Vice President for Research and Extension, Mrs. Emily S. Tabanao, MSCS takes over the stage to introduce the guest speaker for the said event, Dr. Eusebio G. Aguanta.  He presents himself with confidence and a humbling smile. He states that one must make use of his or her skills and tells everyone to believe in themselves, pursue and follow their dreams.

Graduates attentively listen to him as he explains each word’s meaning and understanding. He also shares his past experiences and his struggles, perseverance and determination that later on turned into success and achievement that resulted to what he is now-a successful professional.

After his speech, a plaque and token of appreciation is given to him by Mrs. Tabanao for his exceptional and inspiring message not just for the graduates but for everyone.

Then, the presentation of graduating class follows headed by the school’s registrar Ms. Thesia Michelle M. Siozon. Subsequently, Mr. Ladislao C. Tabanao Jr. performs the acceptance and declaration of the graduates. The number of candidates for graduation and their respective courses are as follows:

Practical Nursing 1 (Healthcare Services NC II) -18

Caregiving NC II -38

Diploma in Computer Engineering Technology-19

Computer Hardware Servicing -56

Diploma in Information Technology -21

Computer Programming -3

Digital Media Arts -16

Computer Secretarial -32

Visual Graphic Design -54

Distribution of certificates, academic and special awards are given by each department head. The Assistant to the Academic Head, Ms. Arra Mie D. Asilo also recognizes CAC and Institutional Exam passers.

One of the HRM department students, Ms. Joana M. Mimbisa reaps special awards like Outstanding in Food and Beverage Servicing as well as Culinary Chefs of the Year, and acquires the most-coveted Valedictorian title. She then takes over the stage and delivers her valedictory address. With great emotion, she gives her most heartfelt thanks to her parents, instructors and fellow students for the love, appreciation and support that was shown to her. She also inspires her fellow graduates to attain success, never stop learning and never give up amidst all hindrance and obstacles along their way to success.

Consequently, the Pledge of Loyalty is delivered by the Class Salutatorian Ms. Shela G. To-ong from the Multimedia Department. Afterwards, the graduates show excitement as the singing of the graduation song entitled “Firework” performed by Katy Perry follows. The graduates cheerfully sing their class song with joy in their hearts. Lastly, the school’s Assistant to the Vice President Mrs. Joy Real D. Jala ends the event with a closing remark that everyone anticipated of.

After all the preparations and hard work, the ICI 15th Commencement Exercises ended successfully bringing with it new memories for everyone to cherish for years to come.


ICI Conducted 3rd Alegre Culinary Competition

ICI’s Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM) Department recently conducted its annual event the 3rd Alegre Culinary Competition with the theme: “Istilong Pinoy” last March 28, 2012 from 8am to 7pm at the City Plaza. The said event is organized to showcase the five trade areas of HRM course which include; Commercial Cooking, Bartending, Baking and Pastries, Fruit and Beverage Service and Housekeeping.

HRM students compete in various competitions like Flower Arrangement, Fruit and Vegetable Carving, Table Setting, Flair Bartending and Table Skirting. The organizers invited judges from Iligan City N ational High School (ICNHS), St. Michael’s College, STI and other educational institutions here in Iligan City. Spectators were entertained by the amazing performances displayed on that day.


The winners will represent ICI in the upcoming Kumbira in Cagayan de Oro City anytime this year. The day ended with great smiles and pride because not only they showed everyone how skilled they are but also proved to themselves that they are competent enough to use their skills towards reaching their dreams.

ICI-Iligan SBO Conducts Students’ Choice Award Voting for Best Educator

“Teaching is a profession that teaches all the other professions”. A profession which has the worst paid but the best rewarded vocation. To recognize the good performance and honor the faculty of ICI-Iligan for their hard work and dedication in teaching, the Student Body Organization (SBO) is conducting a Students’ Choice Award voting to Instructors from six departments namely; Engineering, Multimedia, Healthcare, HRM, Programming and Related Subjects Department. Who will be the chosen teacher as the best educator and best mentor in each department based on the votes they gain from the students will be awarded and recognized.

SBO Officers are roaming around ICI premises to let the students cast their votes through a voting slip. Voting begins from February 27 until March 2, 2012.

So don’t hesitate to participate. Show how much you value your instructor thru voting wisely!

Ready, Set, Go for ICI Hearts Race

This Valentine’s season, ICI will give a treat to its students by letting them compete in a race of love. The ICI Hearts Race will be this February 13, 2012 at Annex 1 Bldg from 3 pm to 5 pm. It is a pre-Valentine’s Day activity organized by the Student Body Organization to make the month of hearts more memorable for every ICI’an.

Participants should join as a pair of male and female. This race is not only for couples as friends or classmates can also join. The starting point of the race will be from Annex 1 and will go on to other ICI buildings namely: Annex 2, ICI Main Bldg. and Annex 3. Each pair will have to go back to Annex 1 to finish the race. First 5 pairs to reach the finish line will win a dinner date at Annex 3. Freebies and other prizes are also up for grabs.

Those who wish to participate need to approach Ma’am Lovely Monte or any SBO member so that they can be included in the list of participants.

The SBO also made a booth called SBO Express with Valentine’s items such as flowers, romantic cards and chocolates for those who wish to express their feelings for someone. The delivery service is free for those who wish to give their gifts through another person.

Lots of surprises and fun await those who wish to join ICI Hearts Race. Grab a partner now and experience the excitement.

Student Body Organization and The Ping Moderators Partake the EQUIP’s Million Leaders Mandate Conference

One of the world’s dynamic leadership organizations: EQUIP, organizes a Million Leaders Mandate Conference for religious and business leaders on January 26-27, 2012 at Cinema 4, Limketkai Center, Cagayan De Oro City. The event is organized by a group of Christian leaders in that place. The president and CEO of EQUIP, Dr. John D. Hull, Equip Board Member and AT, Steve Miller and Pastor Batbold from Mongolia are the ones who visit the Philippines especially Mindanao to conduct the leadership conference. The training for leadership trainers is the culmination of the EQUIP’s founder, Dr. John C. Maxwell’s leadership passion and dreams. The purpose of the event is to stir and mobilize leaders as to the importance of raising up a new generation of leaders in Christian and business worlds.

Over a thousand of participants come from different places in Mindanao and across the Philippines. Two of the most dynamic advisers of ICI’s student organizations, Mrs. Lovely L. Monte (SBO) and Mr. Sean B. Boglosa (The Ping) join the said two-day leadership training. Since, these two faculty are the ones who handle student’s organizations, the lessons that they learn in the training will be used to resource, encourage and train student leaders or future student leaders in their organizations.

According to Mr. Boglosa, the training centers on the understanding of the Principles and Laws of Leadership and some thoughts on the Laws of Teamwork and Stewardship. In fact, the team provides the participants with instructional materials like notebooks from volume 1 to 3 and powerpoint presentations in CDs. Based on the notebook collections, the lessons focus on the principles of leadership like the laws of respect, intuition, magnetism, connection and chain. The good thing about the lessons is that they are associated with biblical version of the classic leadership teachings. In addition to, the resource speakers also discuss about the techniques on how to develop leaders in a small and large group settings.

EQUIP believes that the leadership training for trainers is a vehicle to develop and train leaders especially in building character, competence and chemistry. Also, the training materials are taught somewhere on the planet through hundreds of conferences, small group settings and mentoring relationships.

According to ICI’s AVP, Mrs. Joy Real D. Jala , the leadership training of Mr. Boglosa and Mrs. Monte will be imparted by them to the faculty and staff this coming summer break. Besides, there will be another leadership conference in the next six months and the organization is looking forward for more participants to be sent this time. The management hopes that this training will help people in the organization as leaders whom have been impacted to make a difference in lives of the people that they lead like the students better.