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


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 Opening Remarks; Read more


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


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

Friday, May 22, 2009

Protect Davao's Water

let's join this worthy cause ...
“. . .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.


[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


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