OPALlogoringsonly3x5
belmas_logo12

SI

Intramural wobbles AC ground

With raging spirit  and soaring enthusiasm, students, and employees of Aldersgate College gathered at the AC quadrangle to memorialize  the opening of Intramurals 2012  with the theme” Defining who we were, Defining who we are and who we wish to be “, last September 24.

Despite the scorching heat of the sun,  ACians unified in a  parade around the town  at 8:00 a.m. led by the Solano PNP Force followed by all athletic contingents, Midget, Junior, and Senior Division and the Elementary as well as the High School band.

The opening ceremonies focused on the raising of contingent banners by the captain ball and muse of  each team, the  oath of amateurism by  all athletes, the ceremonial tossing of the ball,  the      relay and lighting of the torch of sportsmanship by the team managers, the Athletic Director, Mr. Emerson Castañeto and the AC president Dr. Junifen F. Gauuan.

The quadrangle soon resounded with the loud cheers of the throng when the cheer dance competition started with the  four teams of the college participating;  the SERPENTS of the of the School of Medical Sciences(SMS) and the College of Engineering and Technology (CET); the RAPTORS of the College of Arts, Sciences and Education (CASE) with the School of Criminology  (SC); the TYCOONS of the College of Business and Accountancy (CBA) and the PHOENIX of the School of Informatics and Hospitality Management (SIHM). The competition ended as the Raptors settled as champion gaining them a shrilling applause from the spectators.

The Arnis and Taekwondo Clubs of the elementary and high school astounded the crowd with their sizzling and awesome exhibition that showed their prowess in poomse and self defense. The participants in taekwondo who started their training last summer are currently enrolled in the school’s taekwondo program under the initiative of the elementary school principal Mr. Rommel Alejos. Though considered greenhorn in the field, most of them were medalist in the Luzon Taekwondo Championship held recently at Solano.

The unfailing weather favored the athletic competition that lasted for four days. It concluded with the Closing and Awarding Ceremony with the Raptors as the overall champion of the Senior Division, the Stallions of the Junior Division and the Tigers of the Midget Division. /Mjjt/

The Tycoons

The Serpents

The Raptors

The Raptors

The Taekwondo Club

SCHOOL OF INFORMATICS CELEBRATES IT WEEK

It is an undeniable fact that Information explosion is a rising phenomenon. The Information age demands individuals to possess technological literacy and meet the challenges of an emerging expertise that dare to test the traditional process of teaching and learning.  The increasing role played by information technology in the development of society calls for an active reaction to its challenges.

This awareness confronts educators in all areas. Being tasked with equipping students with this much- needed proficiency, the School of Informatics of Aldersgate College set aside a time to celebrate IT Week and zeroed in on the theme “Building, Creating, Innovating the Future Through IT Education”.

The celebration held on  February 22-25, 2011 at the Aldersgate College Audio Visual Room was conducted through a series of seminars and workshops, including IT skills competition.

The SI Dean, Dr. Romeo M. Bicad, and the College President, Dr. Junifen F. Gauuan. delivered their respective messages, and intermission numbers were showcased in between the lectures that followed.

The invited speakers were IT experts from different parts of the province, the first being Mrs. Essel T. Cañaberal, a BSIT and MIT graduate and currently an Instructor of the School of Computing Science and Information Technology of Saint Mary’s University in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya. She discussed “Object Oriented Programming (Java.Net)” on the first day and “Computer Networking and Basic Configuration” the day after. Ms. Dianne Rose Bangloy, another IT Instructor of Saint Mary’s University talked on “Current Trends in IT and IT Research and Development”. Mr. Sean Bracebridge of Saint Mary’s University, discussed “Visual C#.NET”.

Aldersgate College prides itself of its own IT experts, two of whom are Mr. Rodel B. Balallo and Mr. Led Fender L. Montano, who gave their lectures on “Multi-Media Photo, Video and Animation”. Another IT authority of the AC SI is Mr. Pink Euria L. Montano, Computer Programmer and IT Instructor, who talked on “Wireless Computing and Control.”

A workshop was conducted after the lectures were given, and was followed by the Skills Competition. The champions in the corresponding contest events were Mr. Lemuel C. Sanchez, BSIT2, Image and Graphics Design; Mr. Manuel B. Balmores, BSIT2, Animation; and Mr. Roberto Y. Tabuan II, BSIT2,  Computer Programming.

Parlor Games and Video-oke Singing were conducted to spice up the activities which culminated in a closing program on the 4th day.

IT STUDENTS PASS THE TESDA NC2 for COMPUTER HARDWARE SERVICING

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) released the result of the Trade Assessment for National Certification in Computer Hardware Servicing (NC 2) where five (5) IT students passed said examination. The following are the successful examinees: Irene G. Lumbo, Mark Anthony C. Julian, Dominic B. Be-ilan, Joy C. Soriano, and Jairus Bryan S. Lodriguito.
The IT passers are now qualified as Trainer in Computer Hardware Servicing under TESDA. The TESDA National Certification also qualifies the passers for both local and foreign employment, aside from Civil Service Eligibility equivalent.

SCHOOL OF INFORMATICS ACADEMIC, ENTRANCE AND CHED SCHOLARS RECOGNIZED

Ms. Denise Mariae A. Dangilan, a BSIT sophomore student of the School of Informatics qualified for Full-Tuitional Academic Scholarship during the first semester, school year 2010-2011. Ms. Dangilan was one among the nine (9) Aldersgate College Academic Scholars acknowledged during the Recognition Program held on September 9, 2010. Two (2) Entrance Test Scholars from the department who were among the Top Ten in the Proficiency Examination conducted by the Office of Guidance and Promotions for entering freshmen were also recognized during the program: Ms. Christine Mae F. Matias, ACT-1 in 8th Place and Mr. Jimmuel B. Agwit, BSIT-1 in 10th Place. Just like the academic scholars the two freshmen will likewise enjoy Full-Tuitional Scholarship during the first semester, SY 2010-2011. The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Scholars were also recognized and among our student grantees were Ms. Ian Rose F. Dulce, BSIT-3; Ms. Mary Joy C. Peralta, BSIT-3; Ms. Angel A. Pilar, BSIT-3 and Ms. Remanel M. Esquejo, BSIT-3.

SCHOOL OF INFORMATICS STUDENTS AND FACULTY ATTEND “Y4IT 2010”

The 8th Philippine Youth Congress in Information Technology was attended by the Aldersgate College IT students and faculty on September 14-17, 2010 at the University of the Philippines, Diliman Campus, Quezon City. This event, popularly known as “Y4IT” is hosted annually by the University of the Philippines Information Technology Training Center (UPITTC), the UP System IT Foundation (SITF) and the Student Volunteer Corps (SVC) in cooperation with PSITE, GDAP, JICA, CSP, PCS, PSIA, European IT Services Center (EITSC) and Hans Seidel Foundation (HSF); some special partners like JobQuest.ph, avantlink, BPOCareerHub; media partners like Manila Bulletin, Daily Inquirer, The Philippine Star, BusinessWorld, PC Buyer’s Guide, Tech O’ Clock and NBN.

IT students in 8th Philippine Youth Congress in Information Technology

This year, more or less than 25,000 delegates from the different regions of the country attended this very significant annual gathering of IT students, IT experts, faculty and professionals for new perspectives on current trends, innovations and career opportunities in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The “Y4IT” also provides an avenue for discovering and evaluating the new technologies’ impact not only on human lives, but on the developments that prevail in the environment. This year’s activity turnout made the three venues: the UP Theater, “Ang Bahay ng Alumni” and UP Film Institute jampacked with delegates. IT experts served as speakers and presented a variety of interesting topics such as the following: “Mobile Computing: Trends and Technology”, “Business Intelligence”, “Development of Emotionally Intelligent Interfaces”, “Innovating the Web: Google Tools for Developers”, “Open Web Technologies”, “Parallel Computing on the Web”, “Social Computing”, “Blending Service and e-Learning”, “The Evolution of Sales and Business Development in the IT and BPO Industry”, “MariaDB: The New M in LAMP’, “Turning Libraries and Information Centers to Learning Commons”, “Free and Open Source Software in e-Health”, “Career Opportunities in Game Development”, “Comics and Digital Arts”, “The Resurgence of Independent Games”, and many others. Government officials or well-known politicians also served as keynote speakers like Undersecretary Fortunato “Boy” Dela Peña of DOST; Mayor Herbert Bautista of Quezon City; and Chairman of the Philippine National Red Cross, former Senator Richard Gordon.  Most of them focused on the role of IT people in the development and growth of the economy and the country and how the Philippines would cope with globalization in terms of the application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The delegates were entertained by musical artists, one of which is the popular group “100 Percent Band”. Our student delegates visited the UP Bahay ng Alumni where IT industry partners had the opportunity to conduct job recruitment, marketing and promotions, and the giving of “freebies” to the delegates.  The different products and services provided by the Industry Partners or IT Companies were displayed for the delegates’ viewing. The last and final day of the

congress was the “1st Philippine Game Development Festival” with the theme, “Game Festival Showcase: The art of Multicultural Gaming” held at the “UP Ang Bahay ng Alumni”. The festival showcased the projects of local game development companies and the training programs of educational institutions to the academic community and visitors from the local and international business communities.

The Aldersgate College delegates to the “2010 IT Congress or Y4IT” held on September 14-17, 2010 at UP Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines hosted annually by the University of the Philippines Information Technology Training Center (UPITTC), the UP System IT Foundation (SITF) and the Student Volunteer Corps (SVC).

How about a pose with a new found friend- a tall white guy (Uncle Sam), says Mark Aguirre, SI-SC President? Some AC-IT delegates together with Mr. Alfred Benson C. Co, IT faculty, posed with their new found friend during the IT Congress.

The AC – IT delegates, Dean Romeo M. Bicad together with other delegates from all over the country while inside the UP Theater as they listen to various interesting topics in ICT presented by the Keynote Speakers, IT Experts and Professionals.

SCHOOL OF INFORMATICS ACADEMIC, ENTRANCE AND CHED SCHOLARS

Scholars during the Recognition Program held on September 9, 2010. Two (2) Entrance Test Scholars from the department who were among the Top Ten in the Proficiency Examination conducted by the Office of Guidance and Promotions for entering freshmen were also recognized during the program and they were Ms. Christine Mae F. Matias, ACT-1 in 8th Place and Mr. Jimmuel B. Agwit, BSIT-1 in 10th Place. Just like the academic scholars the two freshmen will likewise enjoy Full-Tuitional Scholarship during the first semester, SY 2010-2011. The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Scholars were also recognized and among our student grantees were Ms. Ian Rose F. Dulce, BSIT-3; Ms. Mary Joy C. Peralta, BSIT-3; Ms. Angel A. Pilar, BSIT-3 and Ms. Remanel M. Esquejo, BSIT-3. We congratulate our dear scholars and grantees, keep up the good works!

IT STUDENTS PASSED THE NATIONAL CERTIFICATION IN COMPUTER HARDWARE SERVICING (NC 2) OF THE TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (TESDA)

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) released the result of the Trade Assessment for National Certification in Computer Hardware Servicing (NC 2) where five (5) IT students passed said examination. The following are the successful examinees: Irene G. Lumbo, Mark Anthony C. Julian, Dominic B. Be-ilan, Joy C. Soriano, and Jairus Bryan S. Lodriguito. The IT passers are now qualified as Trainer not only in PC Operations but in Computer Hardware Servicing under TESDA. This TESDA National Certification also qualifies the passers for both local and foreign employment, aside from being a Civil Service Eligibility.

2009-2010 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY WEEK

The Information Technology students celebrated their IT Week on February 16-19, 2010 with the theme: “Think. Try. Explore” through a series of seminars and workshops, including IT skills competition held at the Aldersgate College Audio Visual Room, ICDC Building. Mrs. Sharon Joy D. Cabanlong, IT Coordinator delivered her Welcome Address followed by the seminar proper. The first speaker who was introduced by Mr. Luther King A. Tambaoan, IT instructor was Mr. Led Fender L. Montano, Web Programmer, who talked on “Web Layouting” followed by Ms. Dianne Rose Bangloy, Instructor- School of Computing Science and Information Technology of Saint Mary’s University in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya who talked on “IT Research Development”, together with Mr. RogieTaborda, also an Instructor of SCSIT, SMU.  Day 2, February 17, 2010 was a continuation of the seminar with Mr. Dione C. Domingo, Web Programmer and Animator of ThinkpaddShowreel, Inc., Ortigas City, Metro Manila as speaker. A parallel session was held at the Computer Laboratory 2 with Mr. Marlou Felix S. Cunanan III, ACI Director of Aldersgate College who talked on “Internetworking”. In the afternoon session, Mr. Jovanni Wayne Ogaya, Web Programmer and Animator, also of ThikpaddShowreel, Inc., discussed “Web Development”. A parallel session was also held at the Computer Laboratory 2 with Mr. Rodel B. Balallo, ACI-Graphics Designer and IT Instructor who talked on “Graphics Designing Using Corel and Adobe Photoshop”. On Day 3, February 18, 2010, Mr. Pink Euria L. Montano, Computer Programmer and IT Instructor talked on “Robotics Using Visual Basic 6.0 and Visual Basic.Net” in the morning session and in the afternoon, Mr. Robert Aaron Y. Tabuan of RobtechCompany, discussed “Network and System Administration in Linux Platform”. Day 4 was the schedule for the Skills Competition with the following contest events and corresponding winners; IT Awareness Quiz Bee- Fist Place- Third Year BSIT, Second Place- 4th Year BSIT and Third Place- First Year and Second Year ACT & BSIT students; Computer Programming Skills- Mr. Dexter Vargas, BSIT 3 emerged as the Champion; Graphics Designing Skills- Mr. Emanuel Balmores was also the Champion. Students from other courses like the BSC, BSBA, ECSC and BSA also attended and actively participated during the seminars. To all the students and faculty, Congratulations for a job-well-done!

New Appointments

DR. DON PRASAD
Vice President for International Education-ASIA

ACADEMICS SOFTWARE

eresources002
cie-green











rdb
bpd

Microsoft Dreamspark