Pasundayag sa IAU 2016 is a three-night festival and competitions in public speaking, visual arts, performing arts and literary arts. It aims to showcase the Aeropolitan way of life in celebration of IAU’s 24th Founding Anniversary.
The first night showcased the Kanta-Sayaw and Extemporaneous Speech Contests with performances from the College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, Travel and Tourism Management, Nihonggo Classes of Mrs. Jocelyn Hirahara, the IAU Chorale, and the Basic Education Department. Among the judges of the Kanta-Sayaw were Mr. Edito Villarin (IAU Chorale Trainer) Sr. Marjorie Genada, FDNSC (Assistant Directress at St. Alphonsus Catholic School) and Chairman of the Board of Judges Cebu’s Premiere and Award-Winning Composer and Musical Director Mr. Jude Gitamondoc; from the Extemporaneous Speech Contest were Mrs. Jennifer Rosal-Toring (Assistant Head of the College of Aviation Technology); Engr. Sotero A. Ang (Instructor of Mathematics and Certified Toastmaster) and the Chairman of the Board of Judges Atty. Vicente Roco (IAU’s Professor in Economics and Political Science). The event was hosed by Romulo Batucan III, the College of Aviation Technology’s Prince Charming, and Phildon Torregosa, the College of Aircraft Maintenance Technology Pop Sensation.
The second night highlighted the first-ever Aerospacer Idol and the Grand Cosplay (Season 5). Among the judges of the Aerospacer Idol were IAU’s Ms. Jinymae Ymbong & Mr. Mario Villanueva and GMA 7’s “Mother Butanding” Sir Yuri Richards as Chairman of the Board of Judges. The Cosplay was composed of the following judges: Mrs. Maribelle Arranchado, Engr. Rene Pono (Department Head of Aircraft Maintenance Technology) and YouTube Sensation Mr. Mark Panugaling. The night event was hosted by the Darling of the Crowd Ezra Sucaldito (BSAM), AMT’s Super Dynamo Berlin Diase (BSAMT) & the Pop Sensation Phildon Torregosa (BS AMT).
Indiana Aerospace University together with its benefactors and ecclesiastical community celebrated the feast of St. Therese of Liseux “guide of aviators”— the patroness of the University last October 2, 2015. The mass was presided by the military bishop of the Armed forces of the Philippines (AFP), his eminence most Rev. Fr. Leopoldo Tumulak, DD and was con-celebrated by the Augustinian fathers.
Among the special guests who graced the invitation of the first familywere former Justice Secretary Leila De Lima being this year’s hermana mayor for 2015-2016 and CAAP Flight Standard Inspectorate Service Assistant Director Gen. Beda B. Badiola, who represents the Aviation industry regulating body.
After the mass, Hermana Mayor Leila De Lima went to the Chapel podium as she addressed the community. Her speech focused on the achievements of the Aquino administration—how it was able to alleviate the then drowning Philippine economy to being “Asia’s brightest star” to which she quipped that the rising economy will be all beneficial for the Aviation industry as one of the fastest growing one in the Asia Pacific. Then Secretary of Justice congratulated the founders, Dr. Jovenal Toring and Madame Cecilia Toring for what they have done with IAU for the past twenty-three years in the service of men and women who wish to soar for the skies. The blessing of the new Aerospace Student Condominium followed.
IAU’s official media bureau Airwatch was granted a rare opportunity to speak with Assistant Director General Beda B. Badiola while he was on his way to the Fiesta luncheon at the University’s HRM-TTM Building. General Badiola echoed the words from the Director General himself, Willie Hotchkiss, emphasizing the cultivation of excellence in Aviation institutions such as IAU. General Badiola was not hesitant in answering the question of whether CAAP is open for fresh graduates who would like to work in the regulating body in the future when he said, “Of course, we are set to produce the new generation of Aviation professionals who are experts in their field. So students need a solid foundation from Aviation institutions”. When asked of his advice to students of IAU and of the industry as a whole he said, “Get a solid foundation, study well and be safe”.
In celebration the 23rd Founding Anniversary, Indiana Aerospace University held a week long intramurals from September 6-12, 2015, anchored on the theme, “Follow, Love, Yearn for what is good @ 23”. The opening of the much-anticipated event kicked off with “I need A Hero” Fun Run and Zumba Fitness at 4 am in the morning. This was participated by IAU students, faculty and staff.
The campus was filled with festivity and vivacity. Reverberating shouts and cheers echoed in the air as the epic week of fun and competition began.
The Sinulog Mardi Gras Competition capped the weeklong celebration showcasing the Festival Kings and Queens of the different year levels with their Sr. Sto. Niño inspired gowns. The event was graced by the founders of IAU, Dr. Jovenal B. Toring and Mdm. Cecilia V. Toring, who danced in the opening salvo together with the Festival Queen 2014, Ms. Paula Luz Gomez and the Festival King 2014, Mr. Lourenz Arellano. The competition started with street dancing. Each contingent presented their interpretation of Cebu’s very own Sinulog Festival. The Awarding ceremony followed. First Year B emerged as the Overall Sports Champion and the Sophomores won the coveted Mardigras Competition. Wahini Begin, Freshmen BS AM and Ralph Gica, Senior BSAT were declared Mr. and Ms. Intramurals.
Aviation Partnership Philippines Corp. conducted a Ramp Safety Awareness Seminar with the incoming interns from IAU BATCH 2015. The seminar was held in the Audio Visual Room of Indiana Aerospace University last July 30, 2015 along with Mr. Renato Ogot, Technical Training Instructor of A+, Mr. Greg Gonzales – Technical Warehouse Officer -Aircaft Parts and Miss Michelle Corder, HR/Administrative Dept. Officer. Rock on Aerospacers!
For the first time, the IAU Male Chorale competed in the annual Sinulog Choral Competition securing 3rd place last Jan. 9, 2015 with their winning piece, “I will always turn to you” written by IAU’s very own faculty member, Atty. Vicente Roco. Different from their previous performances chiefly during Eucharistic Mass services, the IAU male chorale embarked in an off-campus competition where they joined the unified beat of The Pit Señor. The IAU Male Chorale is under the tutelage of Choir trainer, Edito Villarin Jr., with their adviser, Ms. Maria Luz Cahayagan.
By Aldous Aldwin Alde, BSAE I
College’s Airwatch and Basic Education’s Insights publications underwent seminar-workshop series spearheaded by the publication advisers on August 15 and 23, 2014.
The 2-day seminar was facilitated by media practitioners Jun Nino Nalipay for the News, Editorial and Sports Writing, Cherie Ann Gozon for Staff Management and Promoting the School Paper, Jose Lewis Gatchalian for Photojournalism, Jeff Cruz for Feature Writing, and Ericka Lagunzad for Lay Outing.
“The seminar aims to provide practical knowledge in journalism straight from media practitioners,” Mr. Christian Ray Licen, the Airwatch Media Bureau Coordinator, quoted.
The newly-assigned Commissioners, Editors-in-Chief and Correspondents were also recognized. The Airwatch and Insights publications took this seminar-workshop series as a good avenue to hone their craft and to be responsible campus journalists.