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, December 15, 2014

Philippine Startup Challenge (PSC 2014)

The Philippine Startup Challenge is a student startup competition that aims to involve academic Institution’s in the college level from all-over the country. Team Bitmap of the University of Southeastern Philippines was among the top 20 finalists.   They were invited to pitch their idea last December 12, 2014 at  San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Manila

Monday, December 1, 2014

goNEGOSYO 2014 (1st Southeast Asia Mobile Application Challenge)

The 1st Southeast Asia Mobile Application Challenge Acceleration Bootcamp in the Philippines was held last November 29, 2014 at the Commission on Higher Education Auditorium in Diliman, Quezon City. Eleven (11) teams from the University of Southeastern Philippines were invited to join the event.

The Acceleration Bootcamp is the second phase of SEAMAC Philippines as aspiring mobile app developers gathered to learn from mobile app, technology and business experts. The bootcamp gathered 61 teams from all over the Philippines including teams from Pangasinan, Batangas, Nueva Ecija, Rizal, Laguna, Cebu, Bacolod, Iligan, Cagayan de Oro and Davao.

Dr. Paris De L’etraz, the Managing Director and Professor of Entrepreneurship of Venture Lab, was the main speaker and mentor.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

JAPAN: Asian Conference on Technology, Information and Society (ACTIS 2014)

Last November 20-23, 2014, I attended and presented a paper entitled “Best Practices and Challenges of Information Technology Education in the Philippines” during the Asian Conference on Technology, Information and Society (ACTIS 2014). The conference was held at the Rihga Royal Hotel Osaka, Osaka, Japan.  The Paper met the standard of quality in conformance with international academic standards of blind peer review.

Monday, October 27, 2014

NCITE 2014


I attended the  1st International Symposium on Computing for Education – 12th National Conference on Information Technology Education (1st ISCE – 12th NCITE Back to Back Conferences) last  October 23-25, 2014 at Crown Regency, Boracay. This year’s conference was in coordination with PSITE Region 6.


The conference is one of the leading and largest national conferences and gatherings of IT Educator’s in the country. The PSITE board elevated this year conference to the International level in order to provide more opportunities than the usual. It was aimed to provide a unique forum for ICT professionals to discuss the latest research, development, applications, issues and strategies in ICT in both national and international levels; explore new technologies; and to identify solutions for today's challenges related to IT. Aside from these, it also serves as venue to exchange our ideas and knowledge for personal growth and learning.


Monday, October 13, 2014

IC-AACCUP Visit 2014 (Level 2)


Accreditation is viewed as a process by which an institution at the tertiary level evaluates its educational activities, in whole or in part, and seeks an independent judgment to confirm that it substantially achieves its objectives, and is generally equal in quality to comparable institutions. The Institute of Computing with the BSIT and BSCS programs went into this process last October 7-10, 2014 and was awarded with Level II Re-accredited effective October 16, 2014-October 15, 2018.


Monday, September 15, 2014

Y4IT 2014

The Philippine Youth Congress on Information Technology is an annual IT event and is a flagship project of the UP System Information Technology Foundation, Inc. (UPSITF), in cooperation with UP Information Technology Development Center (UP ITDC) that attracts at least 25,000 attendees every year.  It was held at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City last September 10-12, 2014.

The Youth Congress on Information Technology’s theme for 2014 is “Harnessing the Power of Me”. The theme revolves on the insightful use of IT with the goal of giving back to society. I delivered the welcome remarks in behalf of the organizers and its partners.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

USEP-IC Industry Visits


The University of Southeastern Philippines-Institute of Computing (IC) as part of its consciousness on education results and quality that are aligned to national and institutional goals venture into a big leap from the traditional education in its pursuit to develop graduates who would be productive citizens of the country.

The IC team visited 8 Information Technology industries namely Carve, Eversun, HP Outsourcing, Segworks Technologies, Offsourcing, Ingenuity, Mynd and Lifebit last August 8-15, 2014. The visit aims to have a dialogue and listen to the concerns and issues of the industries.  This process is part of IC’s preparation and guidance to review and revise the curriculum in accordance with the proper implementation of the Outcomes-Based Curriculum.  The IC alumni's were also consulted.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Thailand Visit

pix during my Thailand Visit last May 28-June 2, 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014

Indonesia Benchmmarking Activity

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

The primary purpose of the educational tour is to learn another academic ecosystem in ASEAN member country and we believed that Jakarta, Indonesia can meet our expectations being listed as a global city in the 2008 globalization and world cities study group and network (GaWC) research. 

We visited Binus University, Swiss German University and Universitas Multimedia Nusantra.  The group discuss and share university administrative knowledge particularly on the Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) framework and at the same time learn from each countries preparation in line with the ASEAN 2015 integration especially in the field of Information Technology Education.

 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Tree Planting

Tree planting @ Barangay Bucana last May 10, 2014

Monday, May 5, 2014

CMU Visit


I was invited as one of the accreditors during the accreditation survey visit of Central Mindanao University (CMU), Musuan, Maramag, Bukidnon las May 2-3, 2014.  I was assigned to evaluate the PhD in Mathematical Sciences. 




Monday, March 17, 2014

CHED visits CCSPC

A task force had been organized by CHED to conduct an on-site evaluation of the Cotabato City Stae Polytechnic College (CCSPC) to determine its compliance with CMO 48 Series 1996 titled “Updated Standards and Guidelines for the Grant and/or Retention of University Status vis a vis Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s).

I was considered as one of the technical experts invited as one of the evaluators of CCSPC’s conversion specifically to assess the facilities, materials and equipment in the library and laboratory area and other requirements for the programs that fall within my field of discipline in order to provide the Commission with my expert advice. The visit was last March 10-14, 2014.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Philippine Computing Science Congress (PCSC 2014)

In partnership with the Computing Society of the Philippines (CSP), the University of Immaculate Conception-Information Technology Education Department hosted the 14th Philippine Computing Science Congress (PCSC 2014).

PCSC is a national congress organized annually by the CSP. This year, it was held last March 6-8, 2014 at the University of the Immaculate Conception, Davao City. The main aim of this conference was to enable local and neighboring computing educators, researchers, professionals, and students to interact and to share their work in computing, computer science, computer engineering, computational science, and information and communications technology (ICT). It also features special lectures by prominent researchers and educators in the field of ICT and related disciplines. It also features contributed research papers on computing and ICT.  Some of the invited speakers were Dr. Tod Alman of DLSU, Dr. Delfin Jay Sabido of IBM, Dr. Arturo Lluisima Of Bioinformationx Core Facility PGC, Dr. Florian Miksch of TU Vienna and Dr. Chikako Morioto of Tokyo Institute of Technology. The Congress was attended by more than 250 participants from all over the country. I was the local organizing chair of this conference.

PSITE Manual of Operations

For the past five years, I have reported the many activities and accomplishments of PSITE, but I am proud to say that one of the most important accomplishments that we have just finished is the PSITE Manual of Operations which was launched last March 1, 2014 during the PSITE Natcon2014 in Baguio City.

The purpose of this document is to provide a clear statement of the vision, mission, and values of PSITE.  This document provides the framework that defines the organization’s policies and processes. It also states the officers’ roles, expectations, and routine operating guidelines.

The compiled policies and procedures have been based on PSITE Articles of Incorporation and amended by-Laws, PSITE Board resolutions, minutes of meetings, and existing practices. It is expected that all officers and members will adopt this manual and become familiar with the information it contains.  It is expected that these  policies will be reviewed and revised as needed by the National Board of Trustees.

Monday, March 3, 2014

PSITE Natcon 2014 (Baguio City)


PSITE, being the nation’s largest professional IT organization, hosts from time to time several educational technology conventions and conferences.  It is an organization with great diversity that supports members and affiliates with information and networking opportunities as they face the challenge of innovation and transforming education. 

Once again PSITE hosted the 16th PSITE National Convention last February 27-March 1, 2014 at Baguio Crown Legacy Hotel, Corner Montinola Street, Kisad Road, Philippines 2600.

The convention is one of the leading and largest national conventions and gatherings of IT educators in the country. It is aimed to provide a unique forum for ICT professionals to discuss the latest research, development, applications, issues and strategies in ICT; explore new technologies; and to identify solutions for today's challenges related to IT. Aside from these, it also serves as venue to exchange our ideas and knowledge for personal growth and learning







Tuesday, January 28, 2014

PSITE Region 1 Congress

pix taken during the PSITE Region 1 Congress with the theme "Essentials Skills  in IT : Employment and Social Development" at the Nueva Segovia Consortium of Cooperatives Plaza, Vigan, Ilocos del Sur last January 24-25, 2014.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

14th Regional Conference of IT Educators (Region IV)

 

Pix taken during the 14th Regional Conference of IT Educators in Region IV where I was invited to talk on Entrepreneurial Skills in IT education. The venue was at First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities (FAITH) AVR, No. 2, President Laurel Highway, Darasa, Tanauan City, Batangas. The theme of the conference was  "Strengthening Research and Entrepreneurial Skills in IT Education" and was attended by almost 200 IT Deans, Administrators and Faculty Members.