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

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.