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.

ICI Participated in Solidarity Day Celebration

ICI participated in Solidarity Day Celebration last January 25, 2012 from 4 pm to 6 pm. The said event was organized by Pilipinas Natin and Gawad Kalinga (GK) to commemorate the victims of Typhoon Sendong. The students as well as its faculty and staff were invited to become volunteers for the lighting of sky lanterns that were provided by the two organizations.

It has been 40 days since the natural disaster struck the city. Iliganons from different walks of life came to Hinaplanon Bridge where the most number of casualties was recorded. A ceremony with a mass and ecumenical service by Msgr. Nitz Galido is conducted to formally start the releasing of the sky lanterns. Afterwards, everyone light their sky lanterns and slowly lifted them up the sky. Some people flew helium-filled balloons with names of the departed souls written on a piece of paper. Other participants also casted paper boats and flowers to the nearby river.

A solemn atmosphere surrounded the place as every individual had their lanterns floating in the air with prayers for the souls of the victims. Moments later, everyone took the Solidarity Walk from Hinaplanon Bridge all the way to MSU-IIT where the Bayanihan ng Bayan Concert was held.

ICI thanks everyone who came and shared their time to unite and become one for Iligan.


ICI Conducts PDAF Scholars Commencement Exercises

ICI recently conducts commencement exercises for the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scholars last January 20, 2012 at ICI Annex 3, Lecture Hall. The PDAF scholarship is part of Hon. Vicente “Varf” Belmonte’s program to help people with the desire to learn technical skills for livelihood purposes.

The scholars are from barangay Rogongon, Iligan City. As one of the partners of the program, ICI provided its computer facilities for the qualified scholars under the Computer Hardware Servicing (CHS) NC II training. Picardal Institute of Science and Technology (PIST) also had their facilities utilized for the Shielded Metal Art Welding (SMAW) training.

Members of Association of Lanao Technical Institutions (ALTI) organize the event with every member welcoming the participants.

A total of 31 scholars completed their required hours of training and successfully passed the program. There were eighteen CHS graduates from ICI and thirteen SMAW graduates from PIST.

Everything went well that day and the few but proud scholars happily receive their certificates proving that the training is worth it.