Sweet Memories in MIT

My visit to my college ‘boarding house’ was a concoction of excitement, joy, sadness, guilt, and fear.

I was excited to see my bestfriend who after several years went back to college year’s ‘home’. He is currently assigned to a government agency in Ozamiz City.

Of course, I was happy to see my very accommodating landlady and landlord.

I saw the combination of old and new which made my heart glow (and beat faster).

Ah, I am passing through Banadero’s mighty. I am referring to Misamis Institute of Technology (MIT) main building. We fondly called it, MIT-Sulod.

The MIT main building is now ’empty’ of ambitions, of aspirations. No one among us expect this to happen – that MIT main will be closed. I don’t like to imagine it as an abandoned ship but my mind insist that it becomes one. Where are the mighty sailors? Where are the smart pilots?

I remember during our glorious and fruitful years there, it was full of individual aspirations. The building witnessed how we struggle to keep the flame of knowledge to light others who have not even peeked into the heart of the building.

Eight years after left my alma mater, I saw an ’empty nest’ not a big family as I expect to be.

The main entrance. It used to be open. It used to welcome us every morning. It used to promise those who enter that there were treasures to be discovered inside.

The main gate. Ah! The signs are still there!

This was the entrance I pass through morning and afternoon for four years. This entrance witnessed how I carry my ‘things’ – books, folders, and nothing.

The TV tower is still there!

The home that shape what I am today is still there. Yes, it is… I don’t care if it is empty; if it is abandoned.

29 thoughts on “Sweet Memories in MIT

  1. I was thinking this is about Massachussetts Institute of Technology.hehe.. Anyway, you got such a nice, informative and emotional- and mind-evoking. keep blogging, kuya.hehe😀

  2. I was thinking this is about Massachussetts Institute of Technology.hehe.. Anyway, you got such a nice, informative and emotional- and mind-evoking blog. keep blogging, kuya.hehe😀

    @Lemzky: Perhaps Mapua Institute of Technology is closer than that of US school.🙂

  3. zupp bro? karon pako kakita og balik sa akong school saona.. dnha ko nag h.s. pero karon naa naman daw sila campus sa Bañadero Highway ang balay sa akong ante ghimo na og campus.. haha pero naa japon ilang balay.. dd2 ko last last month sa ozamiz.. pero wala ko kalaag sa main campus.. looya na diay sa? kanus a lang ka kaanha dnha?

  4. btaw!! daghan nga mga student naglibog as nga MIT ang tinood.. hehe but i know rene maglasang jud tinood.. its an order ksi didto jud ang tinood sa MIT highway besides SIR KNIGHT..

  5. it is sad to know that the main building was closed. But rest assured that the memories that i have spent with this building will live on forever.
    I am proud to be a Misamis Institute of Technology graduate.

    Ray Fernandez Dorona
    Arab Times
    Philippine Correspondent

  6. since pag graduate nko last 2001, wala na jud ko kabalik ani na school, ni flashbaack sa ako huna ang entrance gate na usahay maglagot ko sa mga guard on duty usahay sa mga working student na maoy mobantay sa gate kay mga strikto kaayo..naa jud ko gi domtan isa, officer pa jud sa rotc, wala ko pasudla kay taas kuno ko ug buhok..tsktsk..its sad na mao ni naihatabo sa among alma matter, esp. nga mao jud ni ang main campus namo engineering and sa mga masscom like sa tag iya ani na blog…i remeber na naa pa jud sa sulod ang fm station, radio one and transmitter sa GMA ozamis aside sa maningcol.haayy kaluoy namo nga wala nay balikan, and ikapanghambog na diri ko nag skuela..hinoon, naa pa man ang highway campus, campus para sa mga nautical and sa uban namo na subject nga didto mi mag klase..tsktsk!!!

  7. @Peter: I also remember how we spent our ‘before class’ and ‘after class’ at the lobby near the speech lab. We just sat and chat. There are lot of good memories that we can recall. Like Ray, and like you and all MIT graduates, I am proud that I from this school.

  8. hala kalooy na jud diay sa M.I.T oy!!! My heart broke pg-kakita nko sa gate na-close na…tsktsk.. Kumusta nmn kaha ang engineering dept dra? hopefully molambo ug utro ky aron if ask akong anak where ko gradute engineering; I will tell her ” sa Philipiines, sa M.I.T.(ozamiz)”. sadly, murag dli na mahitabo, yet good memories nlng mgpabilin. Im proud to be MITians. Tnx kuya sa blog.

  9. @Engr. Roselyn: It really breaks our heart to see such. Daghan gyod naguol. Mura gyod ko nahugno pagkakita nako. Wala na gyod ko update karon. Pero sa ako nahibaw-an naay nag-operate nga MIT pa, katong sa Hi-way. Naa pa man tingali Engineering pero naa ko nadunggan nga wala na ang MassCom. Gimingaw gyod ko sa MIT, sa canteen, sa library, sa lobby, sa colors week, ug ang gate gyod, memorable kaayo. I’m also proud nga gikan ko sa MIT. I’m proud to tell my friends that for four years, MIT transform me to what I am. Salamat sa pagbisita, Engr. Roselyn! We soon, we will hear again this line: MIT tops again!

  10. MIT is gone for good? Wow… that is sad.

    Had I not been called kuno vacare ba bai. Mao giod unta na akong padulngan, kay ang mga ig-agaw dinha man mi-gradwar. Apil unta ko dinha sa MIT-Band Combo Lata.

    labay-labay lang.

  11. hala louya sa ako skul I graduated here we back 1995 grabe jud kalambo ang skul sikat ka kaayo kung MIT ka sa kilid diha sa entrance naa pa na tindahan diha atbang ana boarding house ni cabalog. klasmet pa nako si bonel balingit hinumdom ko masungko sya sa entrance….naa pa FM station diha…bisan tuod wala ko nagpadayon sa ako pagka seaman at least naa ko karon sa goberno nag work kay na mold ko ug tarong sa MIT….unta magkausa na ug balik ang mga maglasang para mulambo ug balik ang MIT…”MIT marches onward to victory, MIT marches onwards to destiny” BANGON TAWON MIT….TO SIR RENE.ALLAN,RAUL,GALENG PAGAMIGO NA UY….

  12. Unsa may hinungdan nga nagsira man ang main building sa MIT? Since 1992 nga migraduate ko sa MIT, ECE ang course wala na ko makabalik sa school. Natingala na lang ko karon kay gi-try man lang nako ug type ang Misamis Institute of Technology ug mao ning akong nabalitaan, nagsira na ang main building. Ngano man??

  13. I am writing on behalf of my neighbor and close friend who graduated from MIT Highway in 2009. Hangtod karon wala pa mahatagi SO ug CAV ni Sir Rene.

    We checked with CHED-CDO and we were informed that Sir Rene is no longer authorized to represent MIT. He lost in the election case in favor of Sir Allan Maglasang. The information we gathered was that Sir Allan won in the MIT election in 2007 pa. Ang problema, despite CHED no longer recognizing him, Sir Rene still accepts enrollment sometimes in the name of MIT, sometimes, Northern Mindanao Institute of Technology.

    I think those who graduated from MIT-Highway campus who have not received their graduation papers should work together to solve this problem; otherwise, mapariha mo sa mga nalinlang sa ilang igsoon nga si Raul Maglasang nga karon nagsagubang sa large-scale illegal recruitment.

  14. Hi guys,

    usa pod ko naggraduate sa MIT civil engineering class 2000.nashock kau ko pagkabalo nako nga naclose ang MIT main mingsamot pagkita nako sa picture dire nga close jud.naluoy kau ko sa school ug dili ko katuo nga maunay nahitabo sa school nako.daghan kau ko sweet memories dha nga magpaabot sa klase manglingkod sa kilid sa speach room.hi di sa mga school mates nako ug classmate nako sa civil wala nako nakahinumdom sa mga ngalan.hi to my alma matter na nagwork sa dubai.

  15. Good news mga kababayan. Nakabasa ko sa desisyon sa korte sa Ozamiz City nga iuli sa PNB ang 2 ka campus sa MIT. Ang dako nga katingalahan, si Sir Rene ningdapig sa PNB. Tungod siguro ni sa iyang kasuko sa iyang mga igsoon sa pagpildi niya sa election isip President sa MIT.
    Kalimtan lang unta ni Sir Rene ang ilang away kay MIT ang mabulahan niini.

  16. hello to all sa MIT graduates,

    sad to see sa gate ug sa main building, diha sad ko nahimong tawo sa MIT batch 1987 october nahimo kong marino engenero. sir rene kabawo ko maayo ka segi ta inom ug naa ka sa katipunan labangon apply pa ko apprentice william lines, imo mama, papa kaila ko bisan lintoy, sir galing dean ka namo, ngano na ingon man nang MIT ana? nga sir, ok pa ang MIT sa buhi pa si maam adela ug sir Leonardo, pag uli na mo oi pero mas ok kung si sir rene ang mag dala kay bagay sa iya,

    from rolly ragay of christchurch, new zealand

  17. hello everyone,

    its been a long time nga wala nako naka balik sa akong school sa college (MIT) now that i saw the pic. i was really sad that MIT main is closed already, i remember my best friend dolly and liza kung asa man mo karon girl kits na kits pod unta ta.

    i mizzzzzzzzzzz u all…………

  18. hala oi kalooy sa MIT main.naglimbwot jud akong balahibo pagkasayod naclosed ang main.last 1992 ko naggraduate ug ECE hangtod now wala na jud ko kabalik didto.nag try lang ko search ba unya nakita nko ang MIT main .but anyhow my sweet and bitter memories still remain…may the MIT wil rise again.

  19. Yes ! its nice to remember those days we are there….everyday in our life college time it worthy to us MIT which we never forget till these days…..Hope it will rise again cause our dear children we follow us where we came before !!!!!!!!!

    Regards to all

  20. still mit acept students? coz i have plan and my friends to ransfer there pls help help

  21. sayang na sayang jud ang MIT ai… wala jud ko nkaapas sa good performance sa school….. kung naa pa lang unta ang founder na c don leonardo , nindot unta kaau ang school karon,.. ug dili pud unta madaot ang relasyon ni sir rene sa iya mga brother…

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