Seoul Accord Annual General Meeting

The Seoul Accord’s Annual General Meeting (SAGM2016) was held last June 3-5, 2016 at the Royale Chulan, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Read more

PSITE National Board (AY 2016-17)

Due to the recent developments with the PSITE National Board, the board met and reconvened in Manila on 15-March-2016 and held another election. Congratulations to the new set of officers listed below, they will bring PSITE into even greater heights! Soar high, PSITE! Mabuhay!!! Read more

Thailand Educational Benchmarking

Last May 23-28, 2015, I joined the Benchmarking Educational Tour of the PSITE National Board in Bangkok, Thailand. Read more

(ACTIS 2014, Japan) Asian Conference on Technology, Information and Socity

Last November 20-23, 2014, I attended and presented a paper entitled “Best Practices and Challenges of Information Technology Education in the Philippines. Read more

SEOUL ACCORD General Membership Meeting

The Accreditation Board for Engineering Education of Korea (ABEEK) invited me to attend the Seoul Accord General Meeting (SAGM2013(Seoul)), Millennium Seoul Hiiton, Seoul, Korea last June 21 to 23, 2013. Read more

Indonesia Educational Benchmarking

Last May 18-25, 2014, I joined the Benchmarking Educational Tour in Jakarta, Indonesia. Read more

PICAB MOA Signing

Philippine Information and Computing Accreditation Board -- MOA signing Read more

2013 NESRC

Pix taken during the 2013 National Engineering and Science Research Conference (2013 NESRC) held at the Heritage Hotel, Roxas Blvd, Pasay City last March 7, 2013 Read more

PSITE NATCON 2013

PSITE NatCon 2013 Opening Remarks; Read more

SMART SWEEP 2013

A team of four students from the Institute of Computing of the University of Southeastern Philippines clinched the Ideaspace Award and a PhP 100,000 cash prize; Read more

Hongkong Benchmarking Educational Tour

I joined the PSITE National Board Hongkong Benchmarking Educational Tour last January 03-06, 2013; Read more

eGOV Awards 2012

From a shortlist recommended by DOST-ICTO, i was invited to be one of the judges of the eGOV awards final judging last November 8, 2012 at Oxford Hotel, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga; Read more

10th National Conference on Information Technology Education

Delivered by Dr. Randy S. Gamboa, PSITE President, during the NCITE 2012 October 19, 2012 in Laoag City; Read more

Top 10 Finalists for the 9th SWEEP Innovation and Excellence Awards!

Two entries from the Institute of Computing had been shortlisted as top 10 finalists for the 9th SWEEP Innovation and Excellence Awards!; Read more

10th Philippine Youth Congress on Information Technology(Y4IT)

The Philippine Youth Congress on Information Technology or "Y4iT" (Youth for IT) is an annual event hosted by UP ITTC and UP SITF in cooperation with the UP ITTC Student Volunteer Corps, JICA, PSITE, CSP, PCS, PSIA, GDAP, EITSC, HSF, and Cyberpress. … Read more

Board Meeting

pix taken during the national board meeting last August 17-19, 2012 at Club Balai Isabel, Barangay Banga, Talisay Batangas.; Read more

Certificate of Recognition: Best Paper

The University of Southeastern Philippines held its 25th University Wide In-House Review; Read more

IBM Web Application Development Training

The Institute of Computing through its extension office with IBM and the Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators-Region X1 … Read more

ARIGATO GOZAIMAS

Konnichiwa , On behalf of the participants both from the Philippines and from other countries, I would like to thank the Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship or ….Read more

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

12th PSITE National Convention


The Board of Trustees of the Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators Foundation, Inc. (PSITE) cordially invites you and your IT Faculty to the 12th PSITE National Convention. This will be held on February 24-27, 2010 at the Bohol Plaza Hotel, Dauis, Bohol. The theme of the convention is ‘IT Academia in the Next DeCADE”

Below are the convention fees:
Live-in Participants P 4,500.00 (includes convention materials and
accommodation at Bohol Plaza Hotel, three (3) Breakfast/ two (2) Lunch/ two (2)
Dinner/ (two (2) AM & two (2) PM Snacks)
Live-out Participants P 3,500.00 (includes convention materials and three (3) Breakfast/ two (2) Lunch/ two (2) Dinner/ (two (2) AM & two (2) PM Snacks)

Discount:
P300.00 for payments made on or before January 16, 2010.

You may deposit early payments to any Allied Bank branch. Accomplish the deposit slip in triplicate credited to PSITE using the following details:
Account Name : PSITE
Account Number : 3131-02238-4
Branch: Allied bank,
Recto Branch, Manila
Please email a scanned copy of the validated deposit slip and/or confirm you attendance and early reservations to Dave E. Marcial (demarcial02@yahoo.com), or visit http:psite.usjr.edu.ph. Alternatively, you may present the deposit slip to the convention secretariat on February 24, 2009. Official receipts will be issued during the convention. For more details, you may contact with his mobile numbers - +639105236709 or +639228218854.

MCITE 2009

INSPIRATIONAL TALK
Delivered by Randy S. Gamboa, Ph.D. during the MCITE 2009 held on December 3, 2009 at the Holy Cross of Davao College.

CHED OIC-Director Edward S. Aquino, Dr. Iris M. Melliza, President, Holy Cross of Davao College, Sir Edwin Maranon, PSITE VP-Mindanao, Sir. Vic Calag, PSITE Regional President, Deans, fellow IT Educators, guests, ladies and gentlemen, good morning.

I’m indeed very happy as I speak before you today. And as I am looking at this venue, I can’t help but remember the first time that we conducted MCITE in 2002. Let’s relate a little about it.

It was in October 2002 when the PSITE National conducted the first National Conference on Information Technology Education or NCITE 2002 at the Lyceum University of the Philippines in Manila. It was then the baby project of the PSITE National President Dr. Jimmy Caro of the University of the Philippines. I was the PSITE Regional president that time. I was very fortunate to have attended the conference not only because I learned a lot but because I gained new acquaintances, friends and connections. Several informative papers were presented from the educators themselves, from IT experts and consultants. Among the participants were not only educators but those in the administration side, legislators and executives from all sectors. I made use of the time attending the sessions and going around, talking to people and learning from them. Indeed it was full-packed menu of knowledge and network. However, it was sad to note that from Mindanao, there were only three of us. Much as I wanted to share what I gained from the conference, I can’t do it. How I wish I can but I cannot. I learned when I came back that the main reasons for the low turnout of participants from Mindanao were the expensive transportation cost and high registration fees. And these are also among the reasons why we in Mindanao are most often than not left out or left behind in terms of new technology and knowledge. Then I asked myself, “How can I make a little difference in the professional lives of the IT Educators in Mindanao.”

Inspired by the success of the NCITE, I came up with the idea of holding a similar event in Mindanao. This is to enable members from this island to be able to gain the knowledge that the people in the north has gained. As they say, if we can’t go to the mountains, let the mountains come to us. Hence, three months after that, the first MCITE was conducted. It was held at the University of Immaculate Conception. We made it very simple but full packed with inputs from known and distinguished speakers from all over the country. Some speakers were also the ones who presented during the NCITE. We were able to invite several sponsors and supporters. With this, the registration fee is more affordable and because of proximity of the venue, the transportation cost was low.

Considered as the biggest IT event in Mindanao, it was attended by about 200 IT educators and 1,500 students. It was supported by CHED, UPITTC and PSITE National. Also, with the help, or I should say, influence of Mr. Edwin Maranon, who was then the PSITE VP-Mindanao, the city government passed a resolution declaring the first week of December as the Information Technology Week.

And because of its success and from the clamor of the members, the MCITE has become an annual event. And this is now the 7th MCITE under the leadership of Mr. Vic Calag.

I was the Regional President until early 2008. After that, I was elected in the PSITE National as Vice President for Mindanao. And because it was Mindanao’s turn to host the PSITE National this year, I was appointed as the convention chair. Having been hosting and organizing several MCITEs, I noted some areas for improvement not only in the MCITE but also in the National Convention. I instituted some changes particularly in the program for the convention. This was implemented in the PSITE National Convention at the Zanorte Convention Center in Dipolog City. The members and officers maybe were so impressed by the positive feedback of the conduct of the convention and the effect of the changes made that they nominated and elected me as National President. I will be part of the history of PSITE having been elected as National President outside of Luzon.

As President, I improved on the direction of PSITE and continued some of its good programs. We set the direction which I coined as PReParE. P is for Professionalism, Re for research, Par for Partnership and E for Education. So it’s Professionalism, Research, Partnership and Education. At this point, activities of all regions are geared towards the attainment of the PReParE direction. This convention attempts to attain all the four directions of PSITE National, most specially the research part. The quality of research papers improved because it passes rigid screening. Those who have good research papers now have a venue to present. Those who do not have research papers then were encouraged to make one. Besides, it has now become a requirement of the CHED that for one to earn their master’s degree, he or she should be able to present a research paper. I am encouraging you to make and present your research papers.

Why am I relating this to you? Information technology is a fast changing technology. The IT educators in the country need to be updated. They need to prepare studies not only enhancing their capabilities but also meeting requirements of their respective institutions and the CHED. The IT educators in the country need to relate with other IT educators. They need to be within a network where there is sharing of experience and knowledge. There are still a lot more things to do with so little time and very few people working on it. We would be happier if each of us will do our own share for the development of the IT educators. A well developed, updated and well-trained IT educator is in a better position to mold our IT students into a better professionals in the future. And this is my challenge to you. In my own little way, I am trying to make a difference in IT Education in the country. You can do it too.

I wish you a fruitful, enlightening, and enjoyable convention. The organizers lined up interesting topics. Learn from it. During breaks, don’t just sit there and talk among your co-teachers or your co-employees. I encourage you to go around and connect with others. Learn from their experiences. Be happy and enjoy the moments with them. This is a good start to make a difference. As Dalai Lama said, “I believe that individuals can make a difference in society. Since periods of change such as the present one come so rarely in human history, it is up to each of us to make the best use of our time to help create a happier world.” And US President Barrack Obama said, “Make a difference in your life by making a difference in the lives of others”. Hand in hand, I am confident that we can make a difference. Good morning.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

NICP-Smartmatic-TIM


              PSITE Region 3 Board                                         ICT Davao Inc. Board
The National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP), in partnership with Smartmatic-TIM Corporation, organized the 2nd National ICT Summit last November 5-7, 2009 at the Fontana Convention Centre, Fontana Leisure Parks and Casino, Clark Freeport Zone Pampanga.

On November 6, I attended the Special Kick-Off Workshop that aimed to put together potential stakeholders to plan on how to carry out the efficient hiring, training, certification, and active involvement of the more than 50,000 on-site technical support for the 2010 election. I was with sir Edwin Maranon, Mam Grace Tyler and the PSITE Region 3 officers.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

SMARTMATIC-TIM Coordinators


With Smartmatic-TIM Regional Coordinators during the special kick-off workshop last November 06, 2009 at Clark Pampanga. Pix taken at Stotsenberg Resort, Casino Hotel where i stayed.

Monday, October 26, 2009

NCITE'09 Opening Remarks


Delivered by Dr. Randy S. Gamboa, PSITE President, during the NCITE 2009 October 21, 2009 in Cagayan de Oro City

Ladies and gentlemen, before anything else, I would like to enjoin everybody for a minute of silent prayer for our members and all those who were affected by typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng. May those who have lost homes and properties find shelter, enough food and clean water. May the Lord comfort those who are traumatized and those who are grieving for the loss of their families, neighbors and friends. May our great Healer bless those who are sick and injured that their health may be restored.

Thank you.

To our Keynote Speaker who will be properly introduced later, Capitol University President Atty, Casimiro B. Juarez, Jr., my fellow PSITE national board members, paper presenters, invited speakers, our dear IT educators and students from different schools and universities, guests, ladies and gentlemen, maayong buntag sa tanan….magandang umaga sa inyong lahat …. good morning to all.

First of all, I’d like to thank you for coming and being able to attend this conference. We were expecting more participants, but then again, because of the recent calamity that hit the country, we got a number of cancellations. And, as they say, the show must go on, because you deserve the best at PSITE.

As you may have already known, the thrust of PSITE for this term is coined as PReParE. P for Professionalism, Re for research, Par for Partnership and E for education. The manner that this conference came about, from the organizing to the actual execution, exhibits a great improvement in terms of professionalism among PSITE members. Through this conference, we are educating our members and even non-members. And this NCITE would not have been possible without our partnership with CHED, IT services providers, suppliers, schools and universities and even individuals. But most importantly, this conference aims to achieve our Research agenda. This means providing a venue for members to prepare and present their researches.

To those who have been members before, you know that we hold NCITE only once a year. And it is the only time that the research papers are presented. In line with our PSITE thrusts, this is the first time that we conducted a pre-NCITE Conference. In the sessions yesterday, a model research frameworks, advising and manuscript templates for BSCS, BSIT and BSIS were presented. And this is coupled with the best practices in BSCS, BSIT, BSIS student researches. These presentations were an offshoot of the training needs of the faculty members in the IT academic community. We are expecting that many will be encouraged to submit more research papers in the coming years.

This is also the first time that there is a student presenter during the NCITE conference. There was debate among the PSITE board on whether to allow students to present or not. But in the end, we came up with a decision to allow students to present their research paper. This is advantageous to the PSITE members, students and the whole IT community as well.

So this NCITE conference is full-packed with research presentations, panel discussions with some product presentations and updates from the Commission on Higher Education or the CHED. We are just starting. I am already excited of the highlight of this opening ceremony. And this is the message from our keynote speaker who is an educator himself, a young and energetic leader.

And I am very pleased that this conference is held in this beautiful city of Cagayan de Oro. A city known by many nicknames such as “Gateway to Northern Mindanao”, “A City in Bloom, Blossom and in BOOM!”, “City of Golden Friendship”, “ICT Goldmine of the Philippines” and now “City of Whitewater Rafting and River Trekking.”

Before I end, let me thank the organizing committee led by Sir Edwin Maranon, VP- Mindanao and the local organizing committee – PSITE-10 led by Ms. Christine Redondo-Sevilla for organizing this conference. Your effort is commendable. My deepest gratitude also to the management and staff of the Capitol University ably led by their president, Atty. Juarez for your hospitality and for giving us this beautiful venue. And to the officers and members, thank you for your professionalism and all-out support.

We hope that in this conference, we will produce leaders and be able to empower others. So, let us be one in achieving our goal to further IT education and empowering others. As Bill Gates said, “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others”. So let’s all start PREPARE-ing ourselves, educate and empower others. Let us give our best in everything we do.

With all of us working together for the good of the members and the IT community as a whole, no Ondoy or Pepeng can sweep us down and dampen our spirits.

May you all have a fruitful day ahead. Good morning.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

PSITE 9 and CODICT-9


I was invited as the inducting officer of the newly elected PSITE-IX and CODICT-IX officers for SY 2009-2010 and to award the certificate of recognition to the 2008-2009 CODICT – IX and PSITE-IX Officers. The PSITE thrust was also presented to help them in aligning their plans for the current school year.

RQAT Updates

I was again invited as one of the members of the Regional Quality Assessment Team (RQAT) for Information Technology Education Program, to evaluate the physical resources of the Higher Education Institutions in Region XI, in connection with their applications to offer information technology-related programs effective AY 2010-2011. So far, we have visited and inspected four schools.

Monday, September 28, 2009

NCITE 2009 Papers

Accepted papers for NCITE 2009 ... CONGRATULATIONS ...

Capturing the Dynamics of Pedestrian Traffic Using a Machine Vision System
Louie Vincent A. Ngoho and Jaderick P. Pabico
Institute of Computer Science
University of the Philippines Los Baños
College 4031, Laguna

ICS-OS: A Kernel Programming Approach to Teaching Operating System Concepts
Joseph Anthony C. Hermocilla
Institute of Computer Science
College of Arts and Sciences
University of the Philippines Los Baños
College 4031, Laguna, Philippines

The Role of NLP Resource Formation for Benguet Languages to Education
Dalos D. Miguel
College of Information and Computing Sciences
Saint Louis University
Baguio City

The Reduction-Buildup Algorithm (RBA) for Efficient Support Set Construction
Jasmine A. Malinao, Richelle Ann B. Juayong,
Unaiza M. Garnica and Henry N. Adorna
Department of Computer Science

Applying AI Technique to Automate Partially the Software Analysis and Design Phases
Demelo M. Lao and Pam Claudine C. Artiaga
Department of Computer Science
University of the Philippines Visayas Cebu College
Gordo Avenue, Lahug, Cebu City 600

Genetic Algorithm: An Implementation to Class Scheduler System
Albert Geroncio Rivera, Elia - Grace V. Limbaga , Justin Fred M. Opeña, Honeylet B. Laput, Dave E. Marcial
College of Computer Studies, Silliman University
Dumaguete City

Enriching Programming Instruction using Visualization
Marianne Ang, Allan A. Sioson
Computer Science Department
Ateneo de Naga University
Ateneo Avenue, 4400 Naga City

A Stochastic Modeling of the Optimum Cycle Time of Selected Intersections in Cagayan de Oro CityMaridee Bitalac Adiong
Capitol University
Corrales – Osmena Extension
Cagayan de Oro City

VISION-BASED BALL-ON-BEAM BALANCER WITH FUZZY LOGIC CONTROLLER
Engr. Elyred D. Baclaan†, MTE, MIT and Prof. Elmer A. Maravillas‡, PhD.

License Plate Classification and Binarization
Ralph E. Selga, Vladimir Y. Mariano
Institute of Computer Science
University of the Philippines Los Baños
College, Laguna, Philippines 4031

DATA SIGNATURES FOR TRAFFIC DATA ANALYSIS
Jasmine A. MALINAO, Richelle Ann B. JUAYONG, Francis James O. CORPUZ, Jan Michael C. YAP, Henry N. ADORNA
Department of Computer Science, Algorithms and Complexity Laboratory,
University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines

Realtime Monitoring of Water Turbidity using Image Sequence Analysis
Cedric Kim A. Sarmenta and Dr. Vladimir Y. Mariano
Institute of Computer Science, University of the Philippines Los Baños

Probabilistic Speech Recognition for Tagalog Lecture Video (PSRTLV)
Chuchi S. Montenegro
Faculty, College of Computer Studies , Silliman University, Dumaguete City,Philippines

Prof. Elmer Maravillas
Faculty, College of Computer Studies, Cebu Institute of Technology, Cebu City, Philippines

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Y4IT welcome message


during the 7th Philippine Youth Congress in Information Technology (Y4IT) held on September 9, 2009 at UP Diliman, QC.

Hon. Sen. Chiz Escudero, Dr. Jimmy Caro, my fellow educators, our dear students, ladies and gentlemen, good morning.

Welcome to the 7th Philippine Youth Congress in Information Technology (Y4IT). It is a pleasure to be part of this big event in Information Technology in the country today. Seeing many people attending here today just shows that there is a need for a convergence of people sharing ideas and experiences in IT.

This gathering is intended to give you the new perspective on the current trends, innovations and career opportunities in Information and Communications Technology. This congress is likewise a venue for discovering and evaluating the new technologies that will impact our lives. Latest topics in the world of communication and computing are lined up. This is coupled with exhibits, games, robotics contest, Techonlogy Jobs expo (T/EX) by itprosasia.com and a Mini-DevCon or Mini-Developers Connect by PSIA.

The organizers, the University of the Philippines Information Technology Training Center (UPITTC), UP System IT Foundation (UPSITF) and the Student Volunteer Corps (SVC), in cooperation with the Computing Society of the Philippines and the Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators, made this congress possible for all of you here today. And I am thankful to those who worked day and night and went out of their way, to ensure the success of this annual gathering.

It is my hope that you all will maximize your time here by attentively listening to the presentations and participating in the discussions and activities. Also, I encourage you to visit the exhibits and get to know new products and development in the country and around the world.

And lastly, let us make this congress a venue for meeting old friends, renewing acquaintances and making new friends. With this, we are confident that at the end of the congress, you will learn something, and your databank of knowledge will be enriched so that when you go back to your respective places or when you pursue a higher aim in life, you are better prepared.

Again, welcome and may you have a fruitful and memorable congress ahead. Good morning.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Y4IT

Y4IT 2009 will be held on September 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2009 simultaneously at three locations: the University Theater, the UP Film Institute for the Main Event, and the UP Ang Bahay ng Alumni for the Y4iT Sponsors Exhibit, all in the University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City.

This event is organized by the University of the Philippines Information Technology Training Center (UP ITTC), UP System IT Foundation (UP SITF), and the Student Volunteer Corps (SVC), in cooperation with the Philippine Society of IT Educators (PSITE) and the Computing Society of the Philippines (CSP).

I was invited to deliver the opening remarks on September 09, 2009 at the UP Film Institute. SEE YOU ALL !!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Davao ICT Summit 2009

Davao City is among the 2008 Top 10 Philippine IT-BPO Destinations having been ranked by the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) and the Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP) Number 4 out of 37 Philippine cities in the 1st BPO Summit last December of 2008. Despite this seemingly enviable position, Davao City has only 1% market share versus total industry. In order to fully realize our city’s potential and the industry’s target, ICT Davao Inc has organized an event called ICT Summit 2009 with its theme Roadmap 2015: Empowering Davao through Information and Communications Technology on August 6 and 7, 2009 at the Davao Convention Center Ballroom A located at F. Torres St., Davao City. The event will bring together local and national government, industry and its suppliers, academe teaching professionals, potential investors, IT entrepreneurs and other ICT stakeholders in the sectors of contact center solutions, transcriptions, software development and creative service providers.

Day 1 of the ICT Summit on August 6, 2009 is by invitation only and will feature plenary sessions that talk about the next wave cities, the Philippines and Davao’s outsourcing outlook, and will become the springboard for the completion of Davao’s medium term development plans for the ICT ecosystem to include talent development, infrastructure development, cost competitiveness and business environment and risk management.

Day 2 of the ICT Summit on August 7, 2009 will feature the Convergence 2009 program where breakout sessions of the government track shall highlight key CICT programs/projects like the Community, eCenter Program, BizSpark, Service Science Management and Engineering, eSkwela, iSchools, Creative Content Development Project, Nettop ng Bayan, eLGU, eBayad and eSerbisyo. The BPO Jobs caravan track sessions will include education and career talks, voice and non-voice job simulation, job fair and career assessment and site tours.

I was invited to be one of the panelists under the BPO track session on Aug 7, 2007 at 2:00 – 3:00 pm on the topic “IBM Academic Initiative - Service Science, Management, and Engineering (SSME)”. SEE YOU ALL.

Monday, July 20, 2009

OPEN JIVE CHALLENGE '09


The OPEN JIVE challenge this year is to introduce and encourage the use of Open Source technologies in today’s massively connected Participation Age economy and we are happy that the challenge was extended to the Philippines. This year’s objective of the challenge is to drive students’ passion and enthusiasm for innovation through the use of Open Source technologies such as Java Technology, JavaFX, NetBeans IDE, OpenSolaris, MySQL, GlassFish, Project Wonderland, Zembly and many others to develop cutting-edge applications for desktop, web or mobile, that will address key issues that organizations/countries face today, while fostering interactivity between communities on the Internet.

There were 11 participating teams from all over the country and I would like to thank Sun Microsystems for making PSITE as their local implementing partner in this Open Jive Regional Challenge 2009. The particpants did learn a lot while doing their projects and learn from the other competetitors too.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

PSITE NCR-MSW



Inspirational Message to PSITE-NCR during their Induction of Officers ..

First of all, I would like to congratulate the new set of officers. You are the very people who will carry on the thrust of PSITE to your regional chapter.

I am glad to have been invited to speak before you today. The 28th president of the United States Woodrow Wilson once said “I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow”. When I was elected as president, not of the United States, but of PSITE national in February of this year, I was the incumbent VP-mindanao and former president of PSITE Region XI. And my brains were for PSITE Region XI. I didn’t see it coming that I will be elected as such with a big responsibility on my shoulders. Given the short period of time, I thought I cannot reinvent the wheel and start all over again for PSITE. Then I asked myself,”what direction would I want the PSITE National and the PSITE chapters to follow?” I first reviewed the reason for the existence of PSITE in the country and then reviewed the constitution and by-laws. After which, I went over the best practices of some of my organizations and those of the PSITE regional chapters. This is where PSITE NCR played a very important role in the direction of PSITE National. For those of you who do not know yet, the trust of PSITE is coined as PReParE. By the word PReParE, I do not only mean getting ready for something. PReParE is P-Re-Par-E.

P stands for Professionalism. By professionalism we mean three things. First, maintaining composure and decorum. It is good to have order in everything we do. Second, proper documentation. Our term is not forever. Therefore, for the present and future board and officers, this will serve as their guide. Our activities will now be project-based that will be taken care of by project leaders following your steps. The activities of the projects will be posted in our e-groups so that everybody will get updated. For Professionalism thrust, we entrusted the project to VP-Internal, Sir Farley Abrigo, especially on the review of our Constitution and by Laws. Third, is dedication to responsibility and duty. This need not be said because this is expected of each and every officer. I noticed that PSITE NCR officers and members have the professionalism that we expect from all PSITE regional chapters, including PSITE National. Your sense of professionalism is worth emulating.

Re stands for Research. Since we are educators, we would want to stress research in our agenda. This is one of the key result areas by the past administration and we would like to give it more focus. We got the brains of PSITE-NCR on how we should approach research this time. And this is using a developmental approach to research. In fact, this NCITE 2009, the organizing committee is inviting your chapter to share your experiences and hopefully a common approach can be reached in building research capability in the regions. We hope to organize island research presentations which will be supervised by the Island VP’s sometime next year and hopefully the output will be published in the next edition of Philippine IT Journal.

Par stands for Partnership. PSITE cannot stand alone. We have been partnering with others organizations, come up with a MOA, which may be local or national in scope. We are looking forward to the leadership of our VP-External Sir Bart Tanguilig, to identify possible partners and draft terms of references. I am thankful to your President for elevating some of your linkages to the national.

We can come up with a partnership to educate others. This leads us to the last E in the word PReParE. E stands for the very purpose of our organization, which is education. Aside from educating and capacitating our members, I was thinking of participating in educating voters. Automated election is in the air now and I think we can take part in this.

So PReParE means Professionalism, Research, Partnership and Education. And some strategies that I usually cite in my talks are from PSITE NCR. Because of this, the other chapters look at you as their model chapter. We gave the direction and it is up to the chapters to align their thrust to this National framework.

Last week, I attended the strategic planning of PSITE Region XI. And I am glad to say that their activities are in line with the framework set by PSITE National. They might consult with you anytime too. I urge you to share some or your brains to them also for the betterment of PSITE, its members and for the good of IT education in the country.

I have high hopes that PSITE NCR will continue to excel in our PReParE agenda. You did a good job before, and I know you will do better. With your set of officers, headed by Sir John, you can do it.

So let us be one in achieving our goal to further IT education and empowering others. As Bill Gates said “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others”. So let’s all start PReParE -ing ourselves, educate and empower others. Let us give our best in everything we do.

Once again congratulations to the new set of officers. More power to you and your members. Good morning.

Monday, July 6, 2009

NCITE'09 Second Call with CHED Memo


This is the second call for papers for the 7th National Conference on IT Education (NCITE2009) slated on October 21-23, 2009 at Capitol University, Cagayan de Oro City.
We will keep you posted on the updated Program of Activities and the List of Hotels with Rates and Contact Details.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

CEBU ICT 2009


Dr. Gabison presenting the Plaque of Appreciation

I was invited to speak on the topic on "Building Skillsets of our Talents" during the Cebu ICT 2009 at the Plenary Hall of the Cebu International Convention Center last June 26, 2009, 1:30-2:40pm.

Cebu IT 2009 is one of the major events of CCCI's Cebu Business Month (CBM) for 2009. The event was organized in cooperation with the Commission on Information and Communication Technology (CICT), Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP) and leading ICT organizations.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Greetings from PSITE !!!!

Greetings from PSITE !!!! Greetings from Davao City...

Welcome to a new academic year, 2009-2010, a year that is full of challenges ahead.

First of all let me again thank you for your all out support for PSITE. And I would like to inform you all of the developments in the PSITE National.

Let me start with the hosting of PSITE-IX and Dipolog Medical Center of the 11th PSITE National Convention held at Dipolog City. The convention was indeed a great success. Thanks to all those who, in one way or the other, helped in its success. Based on the feedback questionnaire gathered towards the end of the convention, it was noted to be the BEST PSITE national convention. Kudos to the host and organizers.

The election of new board members was held during that time, and eventually the election of PSITE National Officers. Below is the set of officers for 2009-2010:
President : Dr. Randy S. Gamboa (University of Southeastern Philippines)
VP-Internal : Farley L. Abrigo (M.S. Enverga University Foundation)
VP-External: Bartolome T. Tanguilig (Technological Institute of the Philippines)
VP-Luzon : Reynald Jay F. Hidalgo (Colegio de Dagupan)
VP-Visayas : Dr. Gregg Victor D. Gabison (University of San Jose Recoletos)
VP-Mindanao : Edwin Maranon (Ateneo de Davao University)
Secretary : Grace F. Tyler (Systems Plus College Foundation)
Treasurer: Dr. Elizabeth Ramos (St. Paul University Manila)
Auditor : Cherry Lyn C. Sta Romana (Cebu Institute of Technology)

Board Members
Dr. Jaime Caro (UP Diliman)
Fe Ferriols (Beacon Frontline Solution Inc.)
Ruby Rose Barrientos (Assumption College)
Edwin Gonzales (St Mary's University)
Anthony Harvey Dalmacio (Dipolog Medical Center)
Rose Alday (Lyceum of Philippines University)
The induction of the national officers was held on March 30, 2009 at the UP-Hotel, Diliman, Quezon City. Afterwhich, the board had a strategic planning workshop to plan out the activities for the year. This is a joint strategic planning of the PSITE National Board and regional chapter presidents. The thrust and framework for 2009-2010 is dubbed as PReParE. We are encouraging all regional chapters to align their activities alongside with this thrust.

The acronym PReParE means:

P for Professionalism. By professionalism it means three things. First, maintaining composure and decorum. It is good to have order in everything we do. Second is proper documentation. Proper documentation will serve as guide for the present and future board and officers, as well as all members. Third, is dedication to duty and responsibility . VP-Internal, Sir Farley L. Abrigo is now reviewing the constitution and by-laws of PSITE and see what may be improved towards this end. During the last national convention, there were proposals that were presented to the body and some were relayed to me during casual talks. Among those were:

1) the location of the principal office;
2) the institutional membership to include TESDA recognized IT institutions
and Basic education;
3) definition and expansion of institutional, individual and honorary members;
4) inclusion of the rights and responsibilities of corporate members;
5) criteria of members considered in good standing;
6) details on annual meetings ;
7) revision on the term of office and composition of officers;
8) corporate membership dues; and
9) others

Expect that initial discussions will be made through emails. This will serve as input for the national convention.

A new and updated PSITE webpage will be up and running soon … thanks to Sir Edwin Gonzales. Expect also a new logo for PSITE ..

Re stands for Research. Since we are educators, we would want to stress research in the agenda. This is one of the key result areas by the past administration and we would like to give it more focus and have a developmental approach to it. There is a recognition on the need to learn from the PSITE-NCR's experience on their developmental approach in building research capabilities among ITE faculty in the chapter level as well the need to come up with a common framework in thesis/project advising and learn from best practices.

As suggested, during NCITE’09, there will be parallel sessions for both topics. A plenary format for “Thesis/project Advising” track in the afternoon of October 21, 2009 and the “PSITE-NCR Research capability Building Experience” track in the evening of October 22, 2009.

First JEDI champion, Ms. Cherry Lyn C. Sta. Romana is the project lead for research.

Par stands for Partnership. PSITE cannot stand alone. We have been partnering with others organizations, come up with a MOA, which may be local or national in scope. This will be under the leadership of Sir Bart Tanguilig, VP-External. We can come up with a partnership to educate others. This leads us to the last E in the word PReParE.

E stands for the very purpose of our organization, which is education. Aside from educating and capacitating our members, we are thinking of educating the voters. Automated election is in the air now and we think we can take part in this. This will be under the leadership of Sir Reginald Jay F. Hidalgo, VP-Luzon.

Our NCITE 2009 provides a venue to present innovative ideas, approaches, developments and results of research projects in the areas of Information Technology and Technology-based Education. The conference also promotes the exchange of information between researchers, faculty, administrators, and I.T. practitioners. Let me remind you that the NCITE’09 will be held on October 21-23, 2009 at Capitol University, Cagayan de Oro City. Invitation and other conference details were earlier sent thru email by the conference chair, Sir Edwin V. Maranon, PSITE VP-Mindanao. Ms. Christine Redondo-Sevilla is the local organizing chair. Letter of request for CHED endorsement was already received by the CHED central office and hopefully late this month or early next month, we will have the CHED memo.

This early, we would like to announce that the next PSITE National Convention will be held in Tagbilaran City, Bohol on February 25-27, 2010 with Sir Gregg Victor D. Gabison, VP-Visayas as the convention chair and Ms Amie Caballo, Dean, Holy Name University and Chapter Secretary of Region 7 as local organizing Chair.

I am encouraging all chapters to inform us of your activities from time to time. We are pretty sure that we will learn from each other. And rest assured that the PSITE National Board will assist the chapters and do its share for the success of these activities.

Let us all PReParE and work together for the benefit of our members, IT educators and the IT society as a whole.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Protect Davao's Water


let's join this worthy cause ... http://apps.facebook.com/causes/279913/60895542?m=6d54c0aa
“. . .put the looming crisis over water shortages at the top of the global agenda this year and take action to prevent conflicts over scarce supplies.” --UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon SAVE TAMUGAN RIVER! A Manifesto of Support

We, concerned citizens, solidly support the Davao City Water District’s (DCWD) proposed Tamugan Surface Water Development project (TSWD).

We are aware of the looming water crisis in the city as pointed out by various independent studies [1]. With a city population rate of 2.84%, a rapidly declining forest cover [2], and burgeoning commercial and industrial activities, there is reason to be alarmed.

The TSWD is an imperative step to address this. Over the years, we have derived practically all of our water from groundwater sources. We have used up only 1% from our surface water, which is compelling enough to begin developing new projects such as the TSWD.

We understand that the Tamugan River that will be tapped by the DCWD for its surface water project is the only river left in Davao City that has an acceptable water quality and sufficient volume to meet our future needs for drinking water [3].

We understand also that the proposed hydropower project of Hedcor within the Panigan-Tamugan Watershed may likely disturb the environment. It will certainly compromise the groundwater sources of the Dumoy aquifer which supplies water for the majority of Davaoenos.

Hedcor undoubtedly has other rivers to tap, while DCWD has only the Tamugan River to utilize. The latter is our last remaining, economically viable, and physiologically feasible source of drinking water. Specifically, it is expected to bring new service connections to some 150,000 residents, and improve existing services to more than 800,000 more people.

In view of the above reasons, we urge our national and local government officials to fully enforce policies designed to protect our water sources. We implore them to support DCWD’s surface water project and to declare the use of Tamugan Rriver solely for domestic and municipal purposes.

PROTECT OUR FUTURE’S ONLY SOURCE OF DRINKING WATER!

[1] Master Plan Study on Water Resources Management in the Philippines: Final Report, National Water Resources Board (NWRB), August 1998; Asia-Geodyne Corporation, commissioned by DENR XI, MEIP and World Bank; 1981-82 C.Lotti-LWUA Study and DCWD ECD and PD

[2] State of Talomo-Lipadas Watershed: A Report, by PCEEM, 2006

[3] DAVAO CITY WATER SUPPLY PROJECT FEASIBILITY STUDY--July 2000, by NJS Consultants and CEST Inc.

NCITE'09 Preparation

7th National Conference on Information Technology Education, NCITE 2009
Capitol University, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines
October 21-23, 2009

meeting with NCITE'09 local organizing team led by Christine Redondo-Sevilla of CU


NCITE 2009 provides a venue to present innovative ideas, approaches, developments and results of research projects in the areas of Information Technology and Technology-based Education. The conference also promotes the exchange of information between researchers, faculty, administrators, and I.T. practitioners

JEDI (Software Engineering) pix (May 12-15, 2009)


Jeanie R. Delos Arcos – Holy Child School of Davao
Jufffrey I. Valdez- DMMA-College of Southern Philippines
Arwin B. Raola – South Philippines Adventist College
Oliver Sebua – STI-Davao
Brenda Balala – Notre Dame of Marbel University
Arnel Ang – University of Mindanao – Tagum Campus
Gleen Dalaorao- Northern Mindanao State Institute of Science and Technology

Gilbert L. Getuya – Jose Maria College
Sergio A. Tecson – CorJesu College
Juvy Amor Galindo – CorJesu College
Ciemavil Suizo - CorJesu College
Riza Garde – University of Mindanao-Digos Campus

Michelle P. Banawan – Ateneo de Davao University
Fae Ann Joi V. Responte – Read Data Access Computer College
Sheila T. Paracha – Read Data Access Computer College


rsgamboa, Weng of UP-Dilliman, Michelle-PSITE-XI prexy

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

JEDI-Software Engineering Teacher's Training

PSITE Region XI in cooperation with Sun Microsystems Philippines Inc. and University of Southeastern Philippines-Institute of Computing, will host training on Java Education and Development Initiative (JEDI) on Software Engineering at the University of Southeastern Philippines, Institute of Computing, Barrio Obrero Campus, Davao City, May 12 – 15, 2009 from 8:00am to 5:00pm. The training is aimed to continuously provide supplemental activity to help IT teachers deliver JEDI course effectively. Ms. Rowena Solamo from UP-Dilliman will be the main trainer.

IC Outing @ Talikod Island, April 30, 2009





Sunday, April 12, 2009

PSITE national officers induction


ACCEPTANCE SPEECH
(Delivered by Dr. Randy S. Gamboa, PSITE President, during the PSITE Induction of Officers, held on March 30, 2009, at the UP-Hotel, Diliman, Quezon City)

PSITE PReParE !!!!!

CHED Exec Director Atty. Lito Vitriolo, officers and members of PSITE, ladies and gentlemen, good morning.

In my first time to attend the PSITE StratPlan as board member last year, I was asked of my expectations as board member, my answer was, I wanted to see a working board , now I wanted a working board in ACTION.. so PSITE PReParE!

It’s time to PReParE!

I am very moved to feel the confidence that the members from all parts of the nation have shown towards me in electing me as President of the Philippine Society of IT Educators.

On behalf of the newly elected members of the PSITE Board, I stand before you, humbled by this honor of being elected to the Board and the Presidency of PSITE. It is an honor, but, more importantly, it is a big responsibility and the challenges are great and sometimes, it seems, insurmountable. As you may already know, PSITE’s goal is furthering IT education. And education is not an easy task, especially in these modern times when rapid changes happen at the blink of an eye. In the coming years to come, I see that PSITE will face many more and bigger challenges. It is for this reason that we should all PReParE.

By the word PReParE, I do not only mean getting ready for something. I coined this as an acronym which will reflect my thrust and framework for this year. Prepare is P-Re-Par-E

P stands for Professionalism. As Edwin M. said during the 11th national Convention, Order in the House …First Things First ..By professionalism I mean three things. First, maintaining composure and decorum. It is good to have order in everything we do. Second, is proper documentation. My presidency is not forever. Therefore, for the present and future board and officers, this will serve as their guide. Third, is dedication to responsibility and duty, this need not be said because this is expected of each and every board and officers. I just mentioned this to emphasize.

Having said those, as a start, I am entrusting the review of our constitution and by-laws to the VP-Internal, Sir Farley Abrigo. During the last national convention, there were proposals that were presented to the body and some were relayed to me during casual talks. Among those were:

1) the location of the principal office;
2)the institutional membership to include TESDA recognized IT institutions and Basic education;
3) definition and expansion of institutional, individual and honorary members;
4) inclusion of the rights and responsibilities of corporate members;
5) criteria of members considered in good standing;
6) details on annual meetings ;
7) revision on the term of office and composition of officers; and
8) corporate membership dues

When completed and approved, this will be presented to the general assembly for ratification. Our activities will now be project-based that will be taken cared of by project leaders. The activities of the projects will be posted in our e-groups so that everybody will get updated.

At this point, let me bring you back to what transpired during the last national convention. If you will recall, the themes that we had that time were ICT Directions in the Philippines by CICT, Addressing ICT Education Gap Through Partnership by Mam Fe, Changing the Mindset: Employee to Employer (Technopreneurship) by Dickie Gonzales of PESO, and Best Practices. The Best Practices were based on the TRIAD function of an educator which is Research and Development, Extension and Linkages and Curriculum and Instruction.

In this administration, I would like to focus on Research. I am hoping that the next administration next year will set their eyes on extension and curriculum.

This is the “Re” of my PReParE.
Re stands for Research. Since we are educators, I would want to stress research in my agenda. This is one of the key result areas by the past administration and I would like to give it more focus and have a developmental approach to it. Following the NCR chapter framework, we may have an IT Research Development Workshop in the regions, followed by IT Research Methods and Assessment and then IT Research Funding and Intellectual Property.

We hope to organize island research presentations (we have MCITE already in Mindanao, NCR can be expanded to LCITE and organize VCITE) during the MCITE, VCITE and LCITE, which will be supervised by the Island Vice-Presidents sometime in December, this year. The output of the NCITE and island researches will be published in the Philippine IT Journal which will be distributed during the National Convention next year.

In relation to research, I am planning to come up with an assessment of the impact of the JEDI program. You’re very much aware of the JEDI support to PSITE for several years now. We have produced several JEDI Champions already. As our way of saying thank you, we will produce this research material and hope that JEDI will continue to fully support us in our activities. This will be under the leadership of the first JEDI Champion herself, Mam Cherry Lyn Sta. Romana,

Par stands for Partnership. PSITE cannot stand alone. We have been partnering with others organizations, come up with a MOA, which may be local or national in scope. I am looking forward to the leadership of our VP-External Sir Bart Tanguilig, to identify possible partners and draft terms of references. I have initiated some partnering activities (AVANTE, IBM, PLDT, MICROSOFT, CISCO, TechnoFrontiers, etc ) which I will have to discuss anytime during this workshop. We can come up with a partnership to educate others. This leads us to the last Ein the word PReParE.

E stands for the very purpose of our organization, which is Education. Aside from educating and capacitating our members, I was thinking of participating in educating voters. Automated election is in the air now and I think we can take part in this. The Island VPs composed of Sir Reginald Jay Hidalgo-VP Luzon, Sir Gregg Victor Gabison-VP Visayas, and Sir Edwin Marañon-VP Mindanao could surely help us on this.

So PReParE means Professionalism, Research, Partnership and Education. This is my administration’s thrust and I hope this will also be the thrust of the regional chapters. This will also be the main themes for the workshop. The outputs in the workshop will be published in our egroup for transparency and guidance. This is just a jumpstart and hope that we can have a good takeoff. I hope that you all will be one with me in achieving our goal to further IT education. So let’s all start preparing ourselves. Let us give our best.

According to American author H. Jackson Brown Jr, the best preparation for tomorrow is doing the best today. Good morning.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New PSITE National President


..... 1.2.3.4.5-'his d man' ....hehhe ... CONGRATULATIONS to the newly elected PSITE national officers for AY 2009-10

rose alday (lyceum philippines university)-board member
edwin maranon (ateneo de davao university)-vp mindanao
bart tanguilig (technological institute of the philippines-qc)-vp-external
farley l. abrigo (manuel s. enverga university foundation )- vp-internal
rsgamboa (university of southeastern philippines)- "his d man"
cherry lyn c. sta. romana (cebu institute of technology) - auditor
elizaeth ramos (saint paul university-manila)-treasurer
ruby rose barrientos (assumption college)- board member

not in photo:

jimmy caro (university of the philippines-dilliman)-4mer president/board member
gregg gabison (university of san jose recoletos)-vp-visayas
reginald jay hidalgo (colegio de dagupan)-vp luzon
grace tyler (systems plus college foundation)- treasurer
anthony harvey dalmacio (dipolog medical center)-board member
edwin gonzales (saint mary's university)-board member
fe ferriols (beacon frontline solutions)-board member



PSITE PReParE !!!!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Sen. Villar and ME


Pix taken during the 11th PSITE National Convention in Dipolog City, Feb 26-28, 2009. Sen. Villar was the keynote speaker.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

JEDI CHAMPION



SunMicrosystems awarded me the JEDI champion for my contribution to the vision of Java Education and Development Initiative. My contribution to the projects was most challenging importance in its mission to link java technology to the academe and to the educators of the world.

The award was presented by Cynthia Mamon- President and Managing Director of Sunmicrosystems, Phils., Inc and Naveen Asrani, Senior Manager, Global Developer Outreach and Programs of Sunmicrosystems international at Dakak Beach Park Hotel and Resort, Dapitan city, February 27, 2009.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

My STUDZ Research Presentation




Three of my students in Research were invited to present their research papers during the Mindanao ITE olympiad held at the University of Mindanao Auditorium, Matina campus last February 20, 2009. i'm so proud of them .... congrats POWERPUFF girls ...

Technopreneur Blogging: Incorporation of IT Knowledge and Business
Glayra Bustamante, BSIT4, http://glaiyzexistence.blogspot.com

Blogging: Comparative Features of Different Blog Platforms
Agnes Galinato, BSIT4, www.snageness.blogspot.com

FOSS: USEP’s Open Source Project
Regina Abadilla, BSIT4, www.rejserenity.blogspot.com

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Future Tech Presentation





Finally the long wait is over .... hehheh ... CONGRATZ .... 1 down 2 to go ...hehe

This course deals with the future trends of technology. We will look at these trends from a historical perspective. We will start from early development through to present day and look at where technology is headed. Key areas of technologies that we use in our program curriculum will be explored in more detail; such as computers, communications, electronics, laser, and the human resource factor in advanced technology.