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Automobile Industry developed rapidly since it was seen as needed by humanity. It became popular to countries and had been the main economic resource of countries who produce these machines for the people to use. This engineering evolved into more advantageous, not only in oil consumption but also with the responsibility to the environment.

Communication plays an important role in the development of mankind. From one-way communication to wireless connections, these communicating devices were having an evolution that is really beneficial to mankind. The fast-paced change of how people communicate with each other provides us that these technologies helps us alot. 2

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Computers became one of the instruments why mankind changed throughout time. It can be considered to be one of the man’s greatest inventions in life. It has evolved from merely mathematical computations to solving super complex calculations. It has really changed us, and rest of the world.


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e are no simpletons, for we know that our work would give us nothing back but the pleasure of actually doing it with friends and staying up late in someone else’s living rooms. We’re no pros either. For we never took things seriously; and yet, we are artists so-to speak, unorthodox, and eccentrics of the trade. What we have, propitiously, is an array of brains, heart, and guts – and that’s exactly what this magazine you’re holding is made of. A mixture. This year, the CPU ENGINEER is trying to revolutionize your plain, run-of-the-mill department mag and transform it into something that would mirror the outlook of every engineering student, something that would suit all our best interest, and something that is worthy to be read – not looked and sneered at. We are at a time when democracy is being salvaged by men who talk fluently, debate forcefully, and quote aptly – the socio-political side of the universe. But I beg to differ, for I believe that now is no age of pamphleteers. It is the age of engineers. The world has changed a lot since the end of the last century; simply put, it has evolved from dynamic to complex. Without intent of overstatement whatsoever, who else could have been the genius behind this great revolution if not the engineers? It is then by the very same reason that we, the CPU Engineer have come up with this issue. Our purpose? To advocate the objective and technical side of the

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world, make it an inspiration for budding engineers of CPU, and be an example that for freshers as withdrawn as a typical engineering student, we can do good. Good indeed, for not anyone else can make a magazine as cool as this. Now in consonance to our dear college’s Diamond Jubilee, the CPU Engineer gives you EVOLVE – an all engineering magazine made by the engineers for the engineers and the world. Obviously, it took us a way of long time to make up all the contents of this issue, taking precautions as to not make it boring or in any way similar to the previous issue or to those of other colleges. Like I said earlier, this is no longer the same run-of-themill CPU COE magazine you are holding – but an explicit display of the thing called EVOLUTION. Unlike any other campus issues, this time were minimizing putting stuff that you already know and started focusing on your must-know’s and wantto-know’s. If you have no idea what I’m taking about, then it’s the best that you should see the inside pages right away. Just make sure you take a look at about everything lest, you might miss something awesome. In behalf of the whole staff, I have high hopes that this magazine will most likely change the world-until then. Happy Reading.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The CPU Engineer Board of Editors would like to give credits to the following people, who in one way or another have been great help in materializing this issue especially to those who had provided us their full support and motivation. Thank you to Engr. Dany C. Molina for his relentless support in all our endeavors and needs. To Engr. Caesar Rico Acanto, our adviser, who had been our consultant all throughout the making of this issue. The staff and contributors, without whom this magazine would have remained unpublished & wasted ideas. And to all engineering students, to whom this issue is dedicated, the change that you see in us comes from you every step of the way. Lastly, to God who is the sole source of our excellent skills, knowledge and motivation. We offer this to you. Thank you and more power to COE. EVOLVE | THE CPU ENGINEER | 3


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Packaging Engineering Laboratory B Y F arah A ngela P alo m ar

“There is no greater heart than the heart of a volunteer.” Through his efforts, Dr. Lejo C. Braña, a Central Philippine University (CPU) alumnus and formerly the Vice President of Technology and Consultant of Packaging Technology Center, Inc. made the Packaging Engineering Laboratory possible. Packaging Engineering Labora-

tory is the Philippine Center for Packaging Engineering and Technology and the integral part of School of Packaging in the College of Engineering at CPU. It will provide the students proper training and facilities that will enhance their preparation for their profession by actual experience and knowledge of packaging processes. The equipments were donated by a recognized and independent package testing and consulting company,

COE hosts First Engineering Design Contest for HS BY I A N J A N DA L I S AY

Top Performing High Schools in Iloilo joined the four design challenges to be solved, namely: Bridge Building, Egg Packaging, Circuit Construction, and User Interface Prototyping of the First Engineering Design Contest for High School in line with the Diamond Jubilee Celebration of the College of Engineering last August 22, 2011 at the Alumni Promenade Concert Park, CPU Campus. The winners were: Sta. Barbara National Comprehensive High School 4

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for User Interface Prototyping Design Challenge; Sta. Barbara National Comprehensive High School for Circuit Construction Design Challenge; Philippine Science High School for Bridge Design Contest; Cabatuan National Comprehensive High School for Egg Packaging Design Contest. Future Engineers Highlighted during the activity were the creative and analytic minds of the students in dealing with engineering problems. It promoted excellence and competence in project design in

Packaging Technology Center (PTC) based in Houston, Texas. Testing and consulting services in package and packaging materials, research and packaging development, quality assurance and control, regulatory and industry certification, life long programs in packaging and contract packaging for manufacturers of package products will also be available at the Center. Dr. Braña in coordination with Dr. Teodoro C. Robles, CPU President and Engr. Dany C. Molina, Dean-College of Engineering, will initially manage the Center while the operations will be managed by Mr. Rollin C. Braña, former Manager of Laboratories of PTC.

the field of engineering through active and inventive interaction among students of different schools. Engr. Herman Lagon, Ph. D., adviser of Ateneo de Iloilo said in his response speech during the culminating activity that the event was an eye opener to the actual sense of the engineering programs. It captured the idea of how important engineering is to the real world of complexity. The participating schools were Sun Yat Sen High School of Iloilo, Ateneo de Iloilo - SMCS, Iloilo Central Commercial High School, Sta. Barbara National Comprehensive High School, Philippine Science High School – Western Visayas, Central Philippine University High School and Iloilo National High School – SSC. The event was coordinated and hosted by Engr. Bernie C. Cangjero.


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Just moments before their first performance, all of them were anxious for what is going to be that dreaded first impression. Nervous, having only met just weeks before that, they await the verdict that would make their group persist in the College of Engineering. Just moments before their first performance, they called themselves “Suga Enhinyero”. Suga is a group of performers we might have already seen

other light colored objects. Armed with only blacklight and each a pair of white gloves each they wowed the crowd on their debut at the Freshmen Acquaintance Party as they interpreted their first song “We are the reason”. Formed just a year ago by then first year engineering students in their Chem14 class, Suga has already gone far in just a year of existence. Only beginning with 17 members mostly of Packaging Engineers but with a touch of each course, they created a trademark that would make them known in the whole college. Everything was hard then, their first practice area was not even inside the college but on the big field. They were freshmen (really fresh) and I would guess that you would understand their situation then, not having any connection of any kind. Supported then by Engr. Lacson , their adviser until now, they were encouraged to continue on what they are doing and it was like a domino effect as their presence was acknowledged by the college. Many supported them and soon request for their performance flooded as they performed in many big events like

Teatro Enhinyero and Diamond Jubilee Alumni Night. They were not only known inside the college but as well as the whole university as they were also asked to perform during the Christ Emphasis Week. Trying many other techniques for their performance, they didn’t limit themselves to only white gloves. They soon made light colored props and full body costumes that made their performance more colorful and more amazing. Suga is not just a group of performers but a group of performers committed to perform. Most of the members they say lack the confidence first, but as soon as Suga was created many who didn’t have the courage were fearless and many who lack confidence were full of it while on stage. Suga encouraged them and wants to expand its grasp to engineering students. Suga is open for all engineering students with the passion to perform. The group wants to expand and encourage engineering students to join. To join visit any members or Engr. Lacson for more information and be part of the Suga Enhinyero family.

events in the college. Using the effect of blacklight as the foundation of performance, they have amazed and filled the delights of many. Just a growing group, Suga is starting to expand its core. Blacklight is their primary weapon. A special kind of light that is used in determining fake or real money, it emits a somewhat dark bluish purple light that when in the dark it could illuminate white or EVOLVE | THE CPU ENGINEER | 5


IT TOOK SEVENTY FIVE YEARS A COE Diamond Jubilee Exclusive

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Pres. Robles and Dean Molina together with the Distinguished Engg Centralian Awardees, far left; and the COE faculty and staff during the Diamond Jubilee week-long celebration, above.

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hey say old habits die hard; they are rather refined by time. Time encompasses all, the incremental improvements, the significance of change, reconstructing, rehabilitation, and rebirth. Or in this case – development. For 75 years now, the CPU College of engineering has made it a pre-eminent habit of turning ideas into realities possible. Every milestone in its history ever since the dawn of its endeavor have provided noteworthy maturation not only to itself but also to its students. 1945 was the year when the good Dr.Harland Stuart have conceptualized and founded a strong rock, 6

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that which he knew would be refined by time, that which he know would become something far more valuable in the future. Now, the college above everything else has turned seventy-five – but it’s not getting any older. In fact it has become far more solid and far more robust in a way that it has produced no less than 229 batches of engineers who may have carried on already the torch of excellence around the globe. The abilities of typical engineers to move into other areas and to work effectively with non-engineers are limited by the narrowness and inwardlooking nature of their education. Engineering is typically the one undergraduate area that is not subject, or is much less subject, to the general education requirements that are common for other undergraduates. The rationale for

this has been that the engineer needs to know the requisite science as well as engineering, and there is just not much room left for anything else in an accredited undergraduate curriculum. On the other hand, Centralian engineers prove to be different. The college has equipped them well enough for them to be ready to blend with the outside world. A Diamond in the rough, the College of Engineering shines now as it gathers again its alumni after seven long decades of opening frontiers, giving opportunities and reaching out the public through a variety of educational activities and outreach programs. Last august 22 -31, 2010 COE celebrated its Diamond Jubilee with the theme, “75 years of turning ideas into realities.” Students and faculty worked altogeth-


er to give out a productive weeklong enterprise. a big part of this activity was the showcase of the college’s evolution from that simple institution laid out by Dr. Stuart to what stands now as a fulllength 3791.6 sq.meter building. Beginning with a general engineering education curriculum, the college now offers seven academic courses: Civil Engineering, Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Software and Packaging with the two latter courses holding the distinction of being the firsts to be offered in the whole country. Seventy-five years in service has brought the college several awards and recognitions, not to mention a number of accreditations as Center of Development for specific fields by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). Just recently it has been reaccredited

by CHED and been recognized for yet another COD status in the fields of ChE, EE, and ME. The College has in one way or another never lost its touch, for it has maintained its standing since the 19941999-2007 series of accreditations. Many societal trends and needs call for engineers to broaden their outlooks, have more flexible career options, and work closely and effectively with persons of quite different backgrounds. Yet the education and general orientation of engineers have been directed inward toward the profession, rather than outward toward the rest of society and the world. CPU COE stands to create a broader outlook and understanding in graduates and thereby engender capabilities for linkages and more likelihood of advancement into management and/or

movement into other areas. It includes moving the accredited professional engineering degree to the master’s level and building upon a liberal education bachelor’s degree that is analogous to pre-medical education. This year, COE has become Diamond, it sits on its prime but it continues to climb aiming for more. Achieving greater pinnacles wouldn’t be impossible for those who first determine their objectives and are willing to work with a power that is greater than anything else – and our dear college are more than worthy of such. 75 years of prolific commission and display of Exemplary Christian Engineering Education have paid off. Now more than ever, the CPU College of Engineering boasts being one of the premier engineering schools in the Philippines. EVOLVE | THE CPU ENGINEER | 7


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Terrestrial Scanning, also known as 3D laser scanning, is at the forefront of the surveying revolution. It is quickly becoming the surveying tool of choice for commercial and industrial developers, municipalities and government entities, energy providers and others who are interested in obtaining precise drawings with long shelf lives – at a cost that adds value regardless of project size or complexity. L.R. Kimball Shares Terrestrial Scanner Expertise Bringing more than 50 years of architectural, engineering and consulting experience to every project it manages and every client it serves, L.R. Kimball is one of the few firms in Pennsylvania and surrounding states to offer this service as a compliment to aerial mapping and surveying. What Is a Terrestrial Scan? Understanding This Critical Technology As with Global Positioning Satellite technology, terrestrial laser scanning took root in the 1980s when the US military began using the first generation of this technology primarily for surveillance, tracking and recognition as an alternative to microwave radar systems (Hovanessian, 1988, p. 36) and (Reshetyuk, 2006, p. 14). As its technical capabilities improved, terrestrial scanning expanded beyond its military scope and into the engineering field. Since the start of the millennium, terrestrial scanner use has slowly and steadily increased. But it remains an untapped resource, one that can dramatically improve surveying results and

deliver unparalleled 3D drawings and images for strategic analysis. State of the Art Laser Technology for High Density 3D Data Terrestrial scanners use the latest in laser technology to obtain highdensity 3D geospatial data. Using specialized equipment outfitted with sophisticated software, surveyors can scan the entire targeted area, collecting real-world measurements at many thousands of points per second. While the technology is similar to that used in robotic total stations, its effectiveness dwarfs the capabilities of traditional methods. For example, total stations can provide approximately four distances per second in direct mode. In contrast, a 3D laser scanner can measure up to 5,000 distances per second – more than 1,000 times the number of distances of conventional robotic stations. The Most Comprehensive View of the Site Available 3D measurements create millions of data points of the scanned building, landscape, dam, power plant or other existing site. Referred to as a “point cloud,” these collective data points capture the entire scene, not just specific reference points, giving architects and engineers the most comprehensive view of the site available. Through high-speed innovations, the raw data points can be quickly processed into detailed drawing files for a wide range of use in nearly any industry. Depending on the need, the files can be exported and processed into

several usable formats, including ASCII, DWG, DXF, IGES, STEP, AutoCAD, CATIA, Pro/Engineer, SolidWorks and UG. The accurate and highdefinition 3D drawings prove especially helpful for: • Site planning and inspections • Designing • Reverse engineering • Renovations • Historic preservation • Difficult topography • As-Built documentation • Quantity surveys • Creating GIS Plans Because of its technological complexity, a terrestrial scanner generates the best and clearest 3D results when operated by a surveyor who is specially trained and experienced in its use. About the Authors Jerry D. Stewart, CP, PLS, PPS, SP serves as Vice President, Operations Manager, and Federal Market Segment Leader at L.R. Kimball. Mr. Stewart has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Cartography and Remote Sensing from the Pennsylvania State University. He is a Certified Photogrammetrist, a Professional Land Surveyor in North Carolina, a Photogrammetric Surveyor in South Carolina and a Surveyor Photogrammetrist in Virginia. Mr. Stewart has more than 31 years of experience in Cartography, Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry, Imagery Analysis, Digital Orthophotography, Geodetic Survey, Hydrographic Survey, and Geographic Information Systems. Jason A. Wilkinson serves as Technical Leader at L.R. Kimball. Mr. Wilkinson has a Technical Degree in Design and Drafting. He has been employed at L.R. Kimball for 5 years. He is responsible for processing GPS and conventional survey data along with CADD applications for both the survey and photogrammetric mapping departments. He has twelve years experiences in CADD. Along with those duties, Mr. Wilkinson is also responsible for the field collection and office processing of data acquired using the Trimble GX 3D Laser Scanner.

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CENTRAL PHILIPPINE UNIVERSITY – In celebration of their Diamond Jubilee, the College of Engineering, in coordination of the different college organizations undertook a simultaneous outreach program last August 25, 2011. The purpose of which is to involve the college, most especially its students in providing aid to the community and the environment.

The outreach committee was headed by Dr. Alberto A. Java, together with Engr. Rodolfo Ocate and Engr. Felix Ojario and was participated by Twelve COE organizations namely: the freshmen, sophomores, IIEE, IECEP, IOPP, PSSE, PICHE, PSME, PICE, the Betans and the Gamma Rho Upsilon Fraternity plus the Work Students Organizations (WSO).

Attended by 78 students and 2 faculties, the clean-up activity is a half day affair. The target was the Dungon Creek where a series of flooding incidences recently occurred. Although the expected number of participants for this event was one-hundred and fifty (75 x 2), the activity still came through. Earlier the same day; the college, in coordination with the CPU Administration, Office of the Student Affairs and the Univer-

sity Outreach Center and with the help of 43 students and 5 faculties ventured near the CPU softball field where 150 seedlings of guava, mabolo, atis and giant lumboy were planted. This is in consonance with the E.O. #26, otherwise known as the National Greening Program of the Philippines.


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In a world subservient to indelible progress, where man and his ide fixe for evolution are on the spotlight and where everything that’s left is in a paradoxical topsy-turvy – it could all get too much. As frequent as my rudimentary choice of words turns clichéd, a call for the primitive is inherent. Man made the world complex to satisfy his craving for comfort and advancement. Yet in the process, everyone else was required to take up and assimilate the complexity in order to catch up with the development. Back in the days when there were no calendars, no days and hours; each dude was but prescribed to work only for his own sake, for his own needs, and on his own expense. They do not know what Thermodynamics is by then, neither do they study Calculus or Chemistry; but as long as they understand each other and continuously breathe, they are well and happy. Hell, they do not even know, the meaning of war, guilt, good and bad – simply because there were none of these at the time. There were just them and their will to survive. Darwin and his theory of Natural Selection have provided the world with the never-ending tale of the origin of man. Although the very idea had been rebuffed by a number of opposition in his time, it is quite coherent that people of the present seemed to have embraced already their reputed lineage to the family of apes – or did they really? Putting all partialities aside, I found it necessary to ponder on the possible counteraction

must we consider the side of t h e primitive party on this supposition. I happened to have come across a certain wording, a poem in one of our current textbooks entitled “The Monkeys Point of View.” There, three monkeys on assembly were practically challenging the rumor that man descended from their noble race. Having heard the full protest, I’d say I may have developed a certain amount of belief to their conviction. Why? Because the sad realization is, they’re right. Monkeys, with or without obsession to polygamy, never had to desert their wives, starve their children and ruin their future. They never discourage their sons must they fail to swing through the canopy on a first time. They were free, never chained to pillars of judgment or criticism, never had to satisfy the expectations of their fathers, and never had to be what they do not desire. There was never a mother ape who would dump their babies for others to salvage because she was too afraid to take the responsibility, nor do they exchange their young like groceries must they not realize their hopes. You have never seen a monkey building walls around a coconut tree and letting all the coconuts go to waste whilst the others starve to death. Starvation would force one to take from another, to pilfer what is not his and keep it all to himself. Isn’t pov-

erty the cause of all human felony? To the monkey, there were no poor, no rich - just alive and dead. Have you seen a monkey, without the influence of man, smoke a pipe? Did they ever burn their tree-homes? Pollute the air they inhale and kill a kin, a brother, for motives as daft as land ownership? Nay, for them the world is wide and enough. Have you ever seen a monkey take out his gun, his knife, or better yet, his club and butcher their kind without vindication? True, they do not know what we humans call right and wrong – but that was because they didn’t need to. We have always pride ourselves on being the smart one, the advanced ones, the end of the food chain; and yet these hairy little creatures in their simple little ways show us how brainless and heartless we are. Monkeys did nothing progress or to be in any way civilized. Man did everything he could to be at the top. We discovered science, created technology,, learned the alphabet, converted basic math to Trigonometry and turned our little huts into skyscrapers; and now look, we are forcing the younger generations to break their heads over homework, we teach kind e rg a r te n what was once due to college, and we end ourselves whenever we’ve failed our surmise. Monkey did nothing; t’was all on account of his offspring, the human. They were alike in many ways – so close, and yet so far.

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Engineering is a very tough course to study, right? Most of us would agree, but those who wouldn’t do not realize how difficult it is to endlessly solve for the unknowns, to get the differential of an equation, to explain laws of physics, and to deal with the numerous intricacies in the galaxy of engineering. But despite all of these, many still manage to graduate, or survive its inescapable wrath until that day they get that very wanted diploma, and become engineers in the outside world. Ever wondered how they do that? The answer is yet simple; it’s just finding the right and long-term inspiration. Since I reckon that all of us aspire to graduate on time, I made this article as a crash course entitled “Finding an Inspiration 101” that will satisfy the need of us to survive engineering righteously. This course will give you options and reasons on why and where to find an inspiration to go along with the stresses our engineering course has brought into the table. But sorry, this course has neither course outline nor subject orientation so this would rather be an easy subject to take. Let’s start this ‘lesson’ with why it is important to have an inspiration as we study. This has facile answer: inspiration is essential in studying so we get motivated and do better than what is expected. When one has an inspiration, he gets moved, encouraged, and enlightened to excel, not only in engineering but in other endeavors as well. Now that we had answered ‘why’, we proceed to ‘where’. Most of the time, we can find inspiration on people that are very significant in our lives, like our family and 18

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relatives, friends and colleagues, and of course God our Creator. They are the ones which greatly matter in our lives, and it is just imperative to make them as our inspiration. I am certain a few of us here already have them as our inspirations, but I’d like to state points that will remind us of why we chose our inspirations just right. I’d like to ask, were you forced to take engineering because your parents or relatives told you so? Probably, I would get more yes than no in this questions. If that’s the case, don’t keep yourself pressured and psyched up because of it, and instead use it as a motivation rather than a grudge on your part. Many fell in love with engineering even when they wanted to be a nurse or an accountant, I suppose. It’s just a matter of doing-it-for-my-family-because-I-lovethem mindset. But if you were the one who chose engineering as your course, thank your parents for giving you such lifechanging liberty. Our parents are the ones who sustain our collegiate study and who care for us more than anybody else so better yet we have them to be our inspiration. O u r friends and colleagues can surely keep us inspired as well aside from our bloodline. The one we are in a relationship with also matters. They can make us be more motivated in our academics as they are always there to support us in our ways. Yes, engineering is a head-cracking field and yet it becomes engaging when we know that there are people who are pleased with what we do. The absence of friends and colleagues in learning engineering may displease us and think of shifting to another course, since the course is not a subject to be studied in solitude. A quick tip, go make friends and get inspiration from them. But of course, let us not forget the cause of our existence, the One who created us, our God Most High. Making Him as an inspiration is a must, since doing all of these not for Him is a clear disrespect to our Creator. We are ought to bring back the honor of His grace and blessings by learning engineering with and in His name. Not only that, we

should also recognize Him to be our Only God that gives all those good things in our lives. He deserves to be our inspiration in whatever undertakings as a return of His gift to us, the gift of life. Aside from these common inspirations, one can find motivation from inanimate objects. It’s a weird occurrence yet it’s undeniable that we have that tendency to find an inspirat i o n from, let’s say, a brande d shoe, a wanted cellular phone, or barely anything that can keep us moved until we get that item. Inspiration is within that thing, waiting to be in our hands so we do everything we can just to own that object. Motivation is there in the attitude of wanting. Summing up, getting an inspiration from people and things is just a matter of controlling our psyche. If you want to graduate, then study your lessons. But if you desire to overstay in the college, go on. That established goal is then translated to somebody or something, which will keep us inspired as we go along and soon graduate with a degree in engineering in due time. You have just finished taking my made-up course, Finding an Inspiration 101. Class is dismissed.


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It is said that the most difficult part in everything is how to start. For example, how will I start writing this article? How will you be able to tell your parents you have failed? How can you start telling somebody your feelings? How to begin saying goodbye? However, it is always common that everytime the end is near, everybody will tell you- “this is not the end but the start of something much better”. Life is so ironic. Love. The only thing that will either make or break a person’s life. Each thing here on Earth is centered to this four letter word. If you have ever watch television and read the news, many of the killings and the murders nowadays are between couples, lovers, brothers, sisters,

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families, and friends. They kill because of envy, grudge, hatred, and betrayal. If you ever noticed these things were the opposite of love. These things were actually the result of an untrue love. If you still won’t believe me that Love is what binds the earth, take for example the television shows. The recently concluded “100 days to Heaven” is about a mother’s love to her lost child. “Maria la del Bario” is about two person in love with each other but were continued to be separated by their disputing families. “My Binondo Girl” is about a girl trying to seek a Father’s love. You see, all these things happen because each subject in these shows is either trying to find love, seeking for love, longing for love, wanted to love and be loved and hoping to achieve love. And the newly started show, “Ikaw ay Pag-ibig” is obviously about love. It is love that makes a person wants to reach his ambition; it is the lack of love that makes him throw it away. It is love that makes him understand; it is an uncaring love that makes him indifferent. It is love that gives him hope, it is uncertain love that discourages him. It is love that makes him want to go on, it is untrue love that makes him let go. God is love. I remember what my father told me- that God sent His son to die because He loves us so much. I find it ironical, because after all love is about compassion. Why did God let His son die? Again the answer is Love. Yes, ironic as it may seem but it is because of love that we are willing to sacrifice. We are willing to let go of wonderful things. It is love that makes us give up something precious to us. Like our Father, he sacrificed His Son on behalf of us, because He loves us so much he gave up something precious for Him. That love is in us now. God shared His love, that we may be able to love too. Let us not neglect that love by playing with it. Love is not for somebody else’s toy to play upon. It is God’s gift to be taken cared of. So let us continue to- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Now but forever.

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In this world , there are many inevitable things. These things are beyond our capacity to grasp and definitely beyond our power to control. It may be an event or happenings that had left a scar, a mark of sorrow or a blot of stain in our once perfect and happy life. There are stories that inspire, others are life changing, while mine was something surreal, but true.I will be telling you a story that had totally changed my life. This is about losing someone who means a lot to you, someone you’ve spend your life with, somebody you’ve shared memories with. She is my treasured love one who was very close to my heart. It was an obscure nightmare of my life that I thought I would never wake up, a moment that pierced my heart, worse than any pain, unexplainable chest throbbing, stomach numbness, and the most painful of all, emotional agony that tormented my soul and made me resort only to tears. Who would have not cried so much if someone you love was taken away from you, from your family in ways you never imagined? She was murdered in her room. It was a multiple stab that took her life. 20

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She was my grandmother. She was someone I admired so much. She was my teacher who taught me many things about life. She was my bestfriend whom I shared many special moments with. But now, there she was lying on her grave waiting for justice. It was a very tragic event, but that episode of my life made me realize many things. It’s a kind of realization that cleared my clouded heart and blurred judgement. I now understood that every incident comes with a hidden reason for us to find out, a reason that will teach us a lesson. These kinds of occurrences were sent by God to make us stronger and wise in living our lives. Life is unpredictable, we’ll never know what the future brings. Yet we hold our own path. We are the one who decides where we want to go or what we want to become. It is true that sometimes we lose people we cared so much, people who have been guiding us, they may be a father, a mother, a sister, a brother, mine is my grandmother- but it doesn’t mean that we have to stay in that solitary moment of loss. We have to move on. We all have to move on and live life to the outmost of it. Though it’s not easy. Graduation comes and they are not there to award your medal; there will be many birthdays that they are not around to celebrate with you; and a lot of important events you want to share with them. Despite it all, we have to stand again and try. It doesn’t mean to say that we’ll forget about them, instead we should gather all the memories that we have with them, gather all the learning that we have learned from them and face every day’s challenges of life with courage in our heart. With their memories in our hearts we will be able to overcome all the obstacles, we will be able to surpass the hurt, and most especially we will be able to start our life over again. Sometimes, God moves in myterious ways that we wonder the different events that is happening to , but never worry. With courage in our heart, with the love our family and the grace of God, everything will work for good. We can overcome.


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Pangarap kong maging isang inhinyera pag dating ng araw, ambisyon kong magpatayo ng sarili kong bahay kung saan kasama ko ang aking pamilya, at gusto kong magkaroon ng sariling isla. Bawat isa sa atin ay may pangarap na gusting abutin. Kanya-kanya tayong plano kung ano ang mga hakbang na ating gagawin upang matupad ang mga bagay na hinihiling. Hindi masamang mangarap at lahat tayo ay inaasam na matupad ang mga ito. Ngunit hindi

ito magkakatotoo kung ngayon mismo ay wala pa tayong ginagawa at naghihintay lamang ng bawat milagro ng bukas. Ang pangarap ay isang bagay na dapat pagtuunan ng pansin, laanan ng oras at buhusan ng dugo at pawis upang ito ay maging realidad pagdating ng araw. Minsan lang tayo mabubuhay sa mundong ito, kaya mangarap ka ng mataas! Sikapin mong makamit ito at mapapasayo ang mga minimithing tagumpay. Sa ating daan tungo sa pangarap ay marami kang masasagupang balakid. Mga taong pilit kang ibabagsak pagkat ang iyong pagkatalo ay kanilang kaligayahan. Huwag mo silang gagantihan pagkat wala itong maidudulot na maganda sa iyo. Tumayo ka lamang ng walang pag aalinlangan sa mga balak mong abutin, huwag kang magpaapekto at dito ay wala na silang magagawa pa. Ngunit ang mga taong ito ang siyang nagbibigay sa atin ng determinasyong lumaban at huwag magpatapak sa kahit na sino pa man. Ibinigay ito ng Panginoon upang tayo ay subukan, pagkat kung ang tagumpay ay pinaghirapan, ang satispaksyon, pagiging lubos na kontento at pagiging masaya ang kapalit nito. Panananalig sa Panginoon ang isang susi rito, kung ito ay iyong ipagdarasal at magtiwala kang ito ay kanyang ipagkakaloob, ano man ang mangyari ay hindi ka Niya hahayaang bumagsak ng walang magandang dahilan pagkat ang ating hiling ay ibinibigay Niya sa atin kung tayo ay may karapatan. Alalahanin natin na sa ating daan tungo sa ating pangarap ay may mga kaibigang daraan at magiging bahagi ng ating buhay. Daraan man lang sila ay dapat natin silang bigyan ng halaga; tandaan natin na sa kanilang pagdaan ay di dapat masasamang alaala ang matatandaan nila sa atin. Dapat nating pahalagahan ang emosyon ng bawat isa. Marunong ka bang tumanggap ng pagkakamali? Iniisip mo rin ba ang iba bago mo sila iwan at mag pasyang humanap ng iba? Tandaan natin na igagalang tayo ng mga taong nakapaligid sa atin kung mismo ikaw ay may paggalang din sa kanila. Wag kang gagawa ng bagay na

ikasisira mo, na ang tanging dahilan mo ay pagod, pressure, sakit at marami pang iba, pagkat dito sa mundong ibabaw lahat tayo ay nakakaramdam din ng mga ganito. Kapag ikaw ay naging isang lider, huwag mong tingnan ang iyong mga kagrupo bilang isang miembro lamang, tingnan mo sila bilang isang taong nasasaktan rin o higit sa lahat tingnan mo sila bilang isang kaibigan. Makatutulong din sa iyong pagtupad ng tagumpay kung ikaw ay may moralidad, dahil kung meron ka nito ay marami ang tutulong sayo, ngunit kung kulang ka dito, unti-unting malalaman mo na dumarami na ang mga taong hindi ka gusto. Gawin mong lahat para sa iyong pangarap ngunit hindi sa aktong nakakatapak ka na ng ibang tao. Hindi ka nag-iisa sa mundong ito, gaano ka man ka henyo ay kailangan mo pa rin ng tulong ng ibang tao. Hindi lang isa kundi marami silang kailangan mo, huwag mo silang gamitin bilang isang instrumento lamang, ‘pagkat ang mga taong ito ay ang sasama sa iyo, ano man ang mangyari sa daan na tinatahak mo. At kapag ito ay natupad mo na, huwag mong kalimutan ang Panginoon, at lalong lalo na ang mga taong tumulong sa iyo, dahil sa hirap man o sa ginhawa kayo kayo rin ang magkakasalo. Good luck!

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FISC San Diego Officer Recognized for LCS Support B Y aaron schoenfeld

Fleet and Industrial Supply Center San Diego Public Affairs

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- A Fleet and Industrial Supply Center (FISC) San Diego supply officer was recognized for groundbreaking support of the Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) during a banquet at the Bahia Resort in San Diego Oct. 5.

Lt.Cmdr. Ernan Obellos in uniform to signify his pride and honor in serving

the United States Navy for almost 23 years.

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Lt. Cmdr. Ernan Obellos, LCS logistics support team officer, was presented the A. Bryan Lasswell Award by U.S. Third Fleet Deputy Commander Rear Adm. Jack Hines on behalf of the National Defense Industrial Association. The Lasswell Award is presented annually to active duty or civil service individuals who demonstrate excellence in technology innovation or in-service engineering while supporting the Navy, Coast Guard or Fleet Marine Forces. Obellos was selected for his effort with implementing the distance support concept for USS Freedom (LCS 1) and USS Independence (LCS 2). “Lieutenant Commander Ernan Obellos is the ‘go-to’ guy for LCS logistics support,” said Hines. “His efforts and dedication allowed USS Freedom to deploy two years ahead of schedule and participate in RIMPAC, one of the largest joint exercises.” In his letter nominating Obellos for the award, FISC San Diego Commanding Officer Capt. David Pimpo said Obellos’ support was also critical to the successful delivery and sea trials of USS Independence. “He is the first in the history of the U.S. Navy to execute a comprehensive logistics distance support program,” said Pimpo. “His performance in planning and execution has been nothing short of phenomenal, and his effort will have made a lasting positive impact on all the ships of the LCS class.” The LCS class operates using a minimal manning concept, meaning crews rely on distance support to sustain operations while underway. The reduced number of crewmembers on board requires increased support from ashore. As the ashore supply officer, Obellos leads a team of nine Sailors and civilian employees known as the logistics support team (LST). Collectively, they provide the LCS with critical supply functions such as finance, fuel management, postal operations, food service management, hazardous materials and husbanding services support from a fixed location aboard Naval Base San Diego. Being ashore doesn’t make supply work any easier, according to Logistics Support Petty

Officer 2nd Class Ronaldo Chuidian, who works with Obellos in the LST. “It’s a busy job,” said Chuidian. “It’s 24-hour duty so even though we’re on shore, it’s just like working on a ship. We have laptops to take home, so we can support them on nights and weekends.” Distance aside, Obellos says providing logistical support to the LCS is very similar to supporting traditional ships. “One of the cardinal rules to make minimally manned ships to work is to eliminate, decrease or transfer work ashore with distance support,” said Obellos. “Although, in most cases, the supply process is the same, the location of people doing the job is different.” Obellos said what he finds most challenging in distance support logistics is having three different battle rhythms. “We answer to the Freedom and Independence, Littoral Combat Ship Squadron One and FISC San Diego,” he said. “Deliverables to all have to be expertly managed to ensure a flawless logistics support operation.” While having to directly report to so many commands sounds daunting, word of the LSTs progress reverberates at higher levels. The LST was recently visited by leaders such as Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Material Readiness Alan Estevez, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Mr. Juan Garcia, and several flag officers from various commands.

Lt.Cmdr. Ernan Obellos is an alumnus of CPU College of Engineering, Electrical Engineering Batch 1987. Obellos’ message to high-profile visitors is similar to his reaction of receiving the award. “I’m thrilled our efforts in supporting the LCS program have been successful and are being recognized,” said Obellos. “I’m thrilled that LST’s ‘supply department ashore’ operation works. But I’m also humbled in understanding that we have a continuing challenge to improve the process and become more efficient.” Along with the award, Obellos received a check, trophy and certificate. Source: NAVY.mil The Source for Navy News


RISE JUAN RISE! B Y R ey m ar G allego

An old issue must not be neglected. The dreams of Juan dela Cruz for a progressive and strong nation are like a grimy still water in a rusting can serving as a place for laying eggs of many insects that cause severe diseases to human. He had tried many times to be on top but he was pulled down by treacherous people in the government. He brawled but his hands were already too weak to beat his enemy. How could he reach the summit of his wishes if he is crumpled and worn to shreds by reckless sentiments of our leaders? Juan dela Cruz is already too tired but still he pursues his vision for peace and freedom of his brother. Juan dela Cruz has been walking nearer to cruelty. He first climbed the mountain of malice, and then paced alone in the valley of criminality. He roved the forest of unemployment and followed the

footstep of crimes. Many belittled him — a piteous man searching an air in the vacuum. Some uttered that he is a skinny soldier making an armor which will only cause dealth to him. There are times when he is running a long hurdle in an oval and declaring himself first place like crazy. In spite of being laughed at, dissuaded and scolded by fickle people, he still strongly believes with faith and trust that he could attain what he dreamed, a place roofed with harmony for his brother where he could hear his own red maya, singing a melodious lullaby, a friendly carabao plowing and harrowing the field of his farmer. Native white ducks are playing with his ducklings in murky water. Add the golden sunset that draws refreshing moments for one who is desperately in love with the sight. But how could we attain these wishes if our lives are threatened by massive corruption and cruelty of our leaders who made our votes just for self-interest? It is not a big hitch! We need to be responsible enough as Filipino citizens. Unite our principles and ideas, visions, dreams, strength and power to smash poverty and the intimidating fiscal crisis that spawns dilemma. Our own fear will just destroy us and terminate our belief that's why we need to be physically, emotionally and spiritually prepared to warfare whatever foe may traverse our way. Never ignore even just one letter of our duties and responsibilities just

like paying rights taxes; tasks to be accomplished and every second of our life. Follow the law. Our faith must be unveiled and shared with our brothers and sisters. Let our persons have a golden heart, our souls open to help our countrymen who are confronted by a huge swindler of worsening peace and order. A big hole on air must be closed, not to allow the warriors of unexpected trouble to enter. Make our eyes always open. It is good if we have a third eye. Because if the left eye is for searching information and the right eye is for copying the information, you have the third eye which will type and edit of what you had researched and copied. This is already an old issue but it must not be neglected. It needs to be focused because we cannot cross the bridge if there are still unfinished parts. Rise, Juan, rise!

With this article, the writer won the Promising Opinion Column Writer during the Western Visayas Public Information Agency (PIA) Journalism Workshop 2008.

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COE Makes First Successful

Egg Launch BY CHALCEDON SAñOR FIRE IN THE HOLE! It’s raining eggs in CPU, hundreds of them – and they’re all coming from… the College of Engineering? If there be a good reason why the college has just made a fine shooting range out of the big field, I’m pretty sure it’s not because the students of COE had lost their minds [again] neither it’d be a call to impress. The simple explanation was that COE was just celebrating its 75th year of existence, and as a part of the big party, they have recently unveiled its First Egg Catapult Design Challenge. We’re talking about real eggs and real awesome machines that actually work! So we’ve heard of a cabbage pult, a melon pult and a kernel pult...but what the heck is an egg catapult? The Objective The competition was participated by thirteen COE accredited organizations and they’re all after two things only. First, to design, build and operate a catapult of any style to fire and propel a raw egg towards a target frying pan at a distance 30 to 50 feet away from the machine; and second, [of course] to be declared the champion and receive the Php3000 plus a certificate of excellence. All participating entries were made based on the following contest rules: 1. The contest is open to all engineering academic, fraternity and special organizations. Each organization is allowed only ONE catapult entry. 2. The catapult in its ready to launch orientation must fit within a 1m x 1m (base) x 2m (height) area. When firing though, parts of the catapult may extend beyond the given volume.

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3. The catapult should be free standing and must remain behind the launch line after the egg has been launched. It must not be held in place by team members during launch. 4. The catapult must be safe and controllable. The catapult may be made of ay safe material, provided that the cost will not exceed the contest price. Judges have the right to disqualify any catapult that appears unsafe. 5. Any source of force or energy may be used for the catapult except electrical, human, animal, chemical or nuclear! 6. The target frying pan will be 30 to 50 feet away on the same level from the launch line. The teams are expected to accurately predict the distance the egg will be thrown based on the working design. The target location will be given during the contest and teams must be able to adjust their catapult to cause the egg to accurately impact the target. 7. The judges will supply the three projectiles for the competition: 3 regular sized eggs for the three fires allowed. 8. The team that will record the nearest distance from the center of the frying pan to the location where the egg stops or breaks on the ground will be declared the winner. 9. Engineering teachers are allowed or encouraged to provide instruction and support but students must complete all the project work. 10. Teams are encouraged to finish their catapult and practice prior to the official date of contest. Aside from the above-stated rules, each team were also required to provide a name for their catapult [like “The Catapultinator” if you like science fiction or if you’re more of a nursery-rhyme lover, “The

Flying Humpty Dumpty”] and must participate in the presentation of entries where they must explain their design, give performance claims, provide a thorough engineering analysis of the predicted flight path of the egg, or if all else fails – exaggerate. The Egg Catapult Design Contest was opened [and closed] last August 23, 2011 at the CPU Football Field. The prize, after a series of test fires and a lot of projectiles that went astray, was given to the PSME, the only group who were able to make a bulls-eye. Other participating teams were the Freshmen, Sophomores, PICE, PIChE, IECEP, IIEE, IOPP, PSSE, the Rhoans, the Betans, COE Alumni and guess what, The CPU Engineer [whose best shot was at a perfect 40 ft from the target, beat that!]. The whole event was organized by Engr. Bernie C. Cangrejo – the father of the egg catapult trade and other insane engineering concepts in CPU.

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It is every man’s desire to know. The flaming fancy of engineers for evolution, for development has led them to re-create the world as we know it today.


“The splendid discontent of God with chaos made the world. And from the discontent of man, the world’s best progress springs.” volution, as the 20th century wordsmith Ella Wheeler Wilcox had put it, is characterized by a change across successive generations, not of biological processes but of progress and development of the well-worn ways. Literally, it is defined as a process that gives rise to diversity at every level of biological organization, including species, individual organisms and molecules such as DNA and proteins. In this interlude however, we shall interpret evolution as the result of the restless craving in the souls of man for the new, spurring them to experiment and give rise to diversity of progress-laden technology of every degree.

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ife on Earth originated and then evolved from a universal common ancestor approximately 3.7 billion years ago. That’s a pretty long time compared to the development of of the engineering team from ingeniators, practicalcraftsmen, alchemists and artisans over the past 2500 years and three revolutions. One could say that engineering is the development of the technical capacities to harness nature, and that they all just came to be because of extreme need. A need for progress. All the evolution we know proceeds from the vague to the definite. While scientists continue to study evolution by constructing theories, by using

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observational data, and by perfoming experiments in both field and the laboratory, engineers had written the very meaning of the word in the facade of all their creations throughout the years. All in all, we make the evolutionary process visible for everyone and not only scientists to see. The development of man is better exemplified through the progress in his lifestyle, his technology. And engineering has been present ever since the dawn of man - because engineering isn’t just the study of anything; technically, it is man’s desire to know, to create, to evolve. According to James D. Edmonds Jr., the historic evolution of science and technology certainly makes the distinction easy to miss. New understanding of the processes of nature has usually been followed by


rapid practical application to fulfill some human desire. The forerunners of engineers proceeded mainly by trial and error. Yet tinkering combined with imagination produced many amazing devices.The name “engineer” itself originated in the eleventh centuryfrom the Latin word ingeniator, used for conceptualisers of ingenius devices. The skills of these ingeniators were often applied to the wider advantage to civil society such as canals, bridges and roads, and therefore the eraly concept of civil engineering. From the eighteenth through the early nineteenth century engineering gradually adopted a scientific approach to practical problems. Numerous discoveries in the natural sciences and the development of areas of mathematics such as calculus, built the scientific basis on which engineering could develop in the way it has. Engineers changed from practical artists to scientific professionals as technical training shifted to engineering schools. Information flowed on organized school meetings and journal publications as professional societies emerged. The industrial revolution is represented by the arrival of electricity, mechanization, mass production and the replacement of the human and animal muscle power by water and steam. Devising ever more ingenious machines became a new division of engineering. Chemical and electrical engineering developed in close collaboration with chemistry and physics. Marine engineering tamed the perils of ocean exploration. Aeronautic engineers turned the ancient dream of flight into travel convenience for ordinary people. Industrial engineers designed and managed mass production and distribution centers. Moreover, the explosion of engineering research which used to lag behind natural science, was especially impressive. Engineering was also stimulated by new technologies, notably aerospace, microelectronics, computers, novel means of telecommunications from the Internet to cell phones. To lead the progress of these sophisticated technologies, engineers have remade themselves by reforming educational programs and expanding research efforts. Intensive engineering research produced not only new technologies but also bodies of powerful systematic knowledge: the engineering sciences and systems theories in information, computer, control, and communications. Engineering developed extensive theories of its own and firmly established itself as a science of creating, explaining, and utilizing manmade systems. So far the physical sciences – physics and chemistry – have contributed most to the development of technology. They will continue to contribute, for instance in the emerging nanotechnology that will take over the torch of the microelectronics revolution. Increasingly, they are joined by biology, which has been transformed by the spectacular success of molecular and genetic biology. Biotechnology is a multidisciplinary field, drawing knowledge from biology,

biochemistry, physics, information processing and various engineering expertise. The cooperation and convergence of traditional intellectual disciplines in the development of new technology is the trend of the future. They say, it is every man’s desire to know. Through such belief, the world has been transformed for the better. The relentless quest for better understanding of the grand scheme has been the philosophical driving force behind every man’s desire for knowlege. Together with the development in man’s technology is the development of man itself. An evolution in the process by way of deep-rooted research and change of lifestyle.The changes brought about by engineering all throughout the years are evolutionary. Yet, all that is evolution is just a result of a spontaneous engineering process.

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BY IAN KIRBY SEVILLANO

Football is one of the trending sport in the Philippines now. Since our Azkals started winning internationally Filipinos became addicted to football. Many of us now know how to groove in the pitch especially us Ilonggos as we are considered the football capital of the Philippines but aside from the mechanics of how to play football.

So if the ball aimed at the top corner, it takes a 6’3” man around 0.730 seconds to get to the ball. So if you add up all the factors it takes you about 0.930 seconds to stop a penalty kick which is not enough time for our 0.350 seconds. So my friend was quite right because according to theory it is physically impossible to stop a penalty kick. So how do goalkeepers stop the said to be automatic goal? The secret is anticipation. You have to decide where to go even before the shot and while the penalty taker is preparing to kick you must read

STOPPING A PENALTY KICK WITH PHYSICS

The Penalty Kick is the best opportunity for a team to score a goal but poses a different problem to the goalkeeper guarding it as it becomes a nightmare. So how hard is it really to guard a penalty kick? To look at it at an engineer’s perspective, the goalie must stop the ball from entering the goal and must protect an area 7.32 m (24 ft) across and 2.44 m (8ft) high or an area of 17.86 square meters (192 sq.ft.). Not only that but he has to stop the ball being kicked having an average velocity of 113 km/hour at the distance of 11 meters. So using the relationship that time is directly proportional to distance and inversely proportional to velocity we say that it takes about 0.350 seconds for the ball to get to the goal. Not only that but the goalkeeper still has to guess whether what direction the ball is heading whether left, right or center and must also guess if it is to go high or low.

So how do you stop that dreaded penalty kick? One goalkeeper once told me that defending a penalty kick relies only on luck, so let us test whether he is really right. When the penalty kicker kicks the ball it takes the goalkeeper (an average man) a 0.100 seconds for our senses to perceive the ball, now the ball is already 3 meters heading to the goal. It takes another 0.100 seconds for the brain of our goalie to decide and relay its message to the muscles to move and the ball has already travelled roughly 6 meters.

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percent of penalties taken blocked

his body language to whether where the ball is going and dive towards the anticipated direction before the kick is taken. Sounds kind of hard right but don’t worry because even professionals have a hard time doing this as only 22 percent of penalties taken are blocked.


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othing amazes me more than the way players curve the ball . You may think that the ball is going straight in one direction but at the last moment it swerves and the ball is in the back of the net. Some say that David Beckham does this the best but how does the curve ball really work with physics? Doing the curve ball takes a lot of practice to do but with physics let’s do away with all the hassle and start bending it like Beckham. Curving a ball deals a lot with where you kick the ball. Kicking it exactly at the center will get the ball flying in one straight direction. Kicking it above the center of the ball will give you a ball rolling on the ground or a ground ball and kicking it at the bottom will send the ball flying. To do the curve ball you must kick the football slightly off center and in doing that will give the ball a spin which is the reason the ball curves. Kicking slightly right will give you a curve to the left and vice versa. The curving of the ball is affected by an aerodynamic phenomena called the “Magnus Effect”. The ball in its flight will experience two pressures from two opposite sides. From where the ball started spinning, the air will move faster which gives you less pressure .In the side to where the spin is heading the air will be slower thus giving it more pressure. This ball may go straight at first as there is turbulence. Turbulence which makes the air flow rough will prevent the pressures on both sides to act .and make the ball be less affected by the drag of one side. When the ball goes slow the turbulence would be less allowing smooth flow of air and there the air with the greater pressure will start pushing the ball to the other direction and thus curving it. The slower the ball travels the more curve there is to it.

Having a Fiery Advantage Details, details, details as what as Engineers should always know every detail is as important as the whole object itself. In football details matter just even the color of your jersey affect your game, just for instance wearing the color red. Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Spain (even Supa Strikas); what do they have in common? For one, they are all champions in England, Germany and the World Cup respectively and they all wear the red colored kit. In the Barclays Premier League, 53% of the time, teams wearing red are winning. Teams with the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal FC, and Liverpool are three of the teams wearing red and are three of the best clubs in England. Teams wearing blue comes only second with 51%. Also in the worldwide statistics 60% of title holders have their kit in red. In the study of how color affect human behavior or color psychology ,people surrounded by red find their heart beating a little faster and often report feeling a bit out of breath. Red also has an intimidating factor that other players will perceive as a threat and would affect their game as well. In one research in University of Portsmouth and the Chelsea School report looked at the impact of jersey color on impressions formed by goalkeepers. Goalkeepers watched videos of players preparing to take penalty kicks. The videos were filmed from the perspective of the keeper as if the viewer were preparing to defend the kick. In half of the videos, the penalty takers wore red and in the other half they wore white. The goalkeepers perceived the players wearing red more positively and as being more skilled in penalty taking ability. Also the keepers expressed less confidence in saving the kick when the taker wore red. However wearing red alone couldn’t automatically give you a win, in soccer there are many other factors that could affect the outcome of the game but some teams might try to reconsider and maybe resolve to change their kits to red. Soccer is a sport where you use all your skills but imagine if those skills are integrated with science. So after learning that it is mathematically and scientifically impossible to stop a penalty kick, learning the physics behind the curve ball and how wearing the color red could psych your opponents; you could not just play with soccer alone but play soccer with science. It’s just plain to see just like coffee and cream, soccer works hand in hand with science.

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ong ago, there was a world where pigs and birds lived together in harmony, only until the pig king went and ordered his men (pigs) to steal their eggs for breakfast. This world is called “Rovio”, and existed in the minds of their now-millionaire developers. May it be that the idea of crashing avian creatures into swine had already been in the mind of millions of people, or the company just got really, really lucky. These birds ain’t chickens! They’re not afraid of any mammals stealing their eggs! These are really angry birds we’re talking about, and will go suicidal about their small white gems (Some real birds can and will fight for them). For those who don’t yet know, in other words the outdated, the game started off as an iPhone app in Finland, 2009 wherein you, the sadistic slingshot (este, tirador) operator, throw angry birds through pig fortresses. Crush the walls, hit the pigs, and watch large bunches of numbers poof from almost everything you destroy (very entertaining). Now it has reached the PC, and most probably

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into yours too! It has also produced, through its fame, a considerably long line of miscellaneous merchandise (may it be fake or not). Never have we seen a casual game take off from a catapult, into your computer, into your phone, your mall, shirt, and your bed! Did you know, that there’s a game quite similar to the Angry Birds concept, created a long time BEFORE the oh so popular game. The game is called “Crush the Castle” and can be found on Y8.com. Why this game never reached even a mere 1/100th popularity of the exploding eggs is unknown. Maybe it ain’t cute enough. Ever played Angry Birds Rio? Or Angry Birds Seasons? These are newer versions of the game, able to give you more levels where you can... crush pigs of course! Angry Birds Rio is a version crossover with the movie Rio itself. (Not featuring Engr. Walden Rio) Angry Birds Seasons takes you around the world’s seasons, festivals, and holidays. To still take back the eggs you lost to the pigs who stole them. Don’t go thinking the main game is no longer cared for, newer versions and updates are continually concocted to satisfy you! Check for the Ham em’ up Chapter in your game(to check if updated).


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Let’s Get It Started

Howdy, folks! Welcome to the Eureka Icarus column. Yes, I know what you’re thinking. You’re probably asking yourself (or somebody near you), “What in the world is ‘Eureka Icarus’?” Well, I asked the same question some time ago and I never really got a straight answer. I’ll just try my best to give you the main idea of this column. We got the Eureka and the Icarus, so let me start explaining. Eureka, as far as I know, was the very word Archimedes exclaimed when he discovered the principle of water displacement which states that a body immersed in fluid loses weight equal to the weight of the amount of fluid it displaces. I don’t really need to expound on this assuming that you already know the story. But if you’ve never heard the story before, then you just missed 1/10000th of your life. Really, what were you doing for the past 12 years of your education? Anyway, I felt that my definition of Eureka was not enough, so I took the liberty of looking it up on Encarta. I got two results:

Yeah, let’s just ignore the second definition. Okay. We got Eureka done, so let’s get to Icarus.

Again, let’s ignore the second definition. The thing is that Icarus got lost in the sea. And there we have it: Icarus who was lost is now found! No, not really. The bottom line: Eureka Icarus is the part of the publication where the staff speaks up about their viewpoint on the issues surrounding the COE that may or may not matter. Now, it’s time to begin with:

THE NEW DECADE Did you know that they used to call year 2000 as “The Millennium”? It’s when the 20th century finally came to an end and teenagers (and adults) of that time were thrilled of the fact that they were alive to witness the transition from the 2nd millennium to the 3rd. We were alive too, but I can’t remember any details considering that I was only a kid back then and I didn’t care much of it. But maybe some of you can clearly recall many things about the year 2000. If you can, just let me know. Anyway, if you have noticed, 2011 marks the 1st year of the first 3rd millennial decade. My point here is that if you look back to history, you can see countless changes in our world today. The technology is just incredible and we got scientists, engineers, and inventors of the past to blame. Guys like Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton, 42

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Thomas Edison and Albert Einstein are just a few of the geniuses who led the world’s greatest innovations. Then there’s Stephen Wozniak and Steven Jobs [RIP Steve. You will be remembered every time I use Apple products] who introduced the first PC with color graphics. If it weren’t for these guys, I’d be doing this article and you’d be photo-editing in black and white. That would be dreadful. What I’m also trying to say is that we, as the future engineers of our generation, are next in line to modify the ways of the world. We may not be as noteworthy as the people I mentioned earlier right now, but we are bound to be someday. So in the meantime, let’s put on our thinking caps and patiently try to pass all of our subjects in flying colors. Who knows? We might turn our own ideas into reality someday.

BEAUTIFUL LETDOWN Our lives as students have always been shaky. There is time to win and time to lose. And naturally, we always want to win. But sad to say, we can’t always get what we want and we have to take a ride on the “fail train” sometimes. Failure comes in many forms. It can be that short quiz your professor just gave you, a major exam, or the usually-difficult subject that you have to retake again next semester. Failure doesn’t end there. It ranges from the tiniest details like losing an online game to the bigger ones like your girlfriend/boyfriend dumping you for someone else, to broken promises. And to be honest, we are all terrified of failing. That’s why we have all these defenses that we build. The most common defense of all is cheating. When playing computer games, cheats are used to make everyone win. In class, cheats are used as the sign of working as a team. The unavoidable fact is that cheating is always wrong. So, we have to take the initiative to learn to embrace failure. I’m giving three reasons why. First, failure teaches. It is better to fail than to pass without learning anything. Second, failure inspires. This includes us and others as well. Leaders must take risks. Even when they don`t succeed, their courage can still make a difference. When we don`t let discouragement hold us back, failure makes our desire burn hotter. Often this inspiration is a wish to avoid another failure. If failure makes you work harder or focus more, it`s an experience with tremendous value. And lastly, failure makes success a little sweeter. We appreciate victory more when we`ve tasted defeat. Life wouldn`t be fun if things always worked out. Know that your failure is just part of the game we`re all playing. We expend a lot of energy running from failure. Try embracing it. Find the opportunity in the adversity. If there`s a recipe for success, failure might be its primary ingredient. In addition to the failure defenses is hard work. That’s where the warm-ups, the training, or the studying comes in. If you want a “failure repellent”, this could be it.


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Carbonated No, I’m not talking about the fizzy beverages (e.g. Coke, Sprite, etc.) most of us love to drink. I’m talking about carbon! I’m sure you know that hard, transparent precious stone that costs a fortune that we also refer to as the “diamond”. (Diamond is a variety of carbon.) I’m also talking about the COE going diamond this year. Who knew the college was this old? Or maybe most of us are just young. Either way, this calls for a celebration. And mind you, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity—us being a part of

the 75th year celebration of our beloved college. Come to think of it, we’d be in our 40’s when the 100th year celebration happens. Can you imagine how you would look when you’re in your 40’s? ‘Cause I can’t. Well, there was so much going on during the month of August. There was even a countdown with the banner and stuff before the big day. The best part of it all was the final week. You could see busy people everywhere. There were: egg catapults on the Big Field, sports events, homecoming alumni, professors and students working together, the theme song that I couldn’t get out of my head, the alternative classes and the seminars, lazy days (for some of us), the motorcade, programs, young people and not so young people, etc.

This year, I tell you, was one of the busiest that I know of. But at least the hard work paid off. The COE alumni even got involved with a groovy new project for the benefit of the students. It’s an exclusive walkway for COE students starting near the flagpole extending all the way to the end of the Big Field. Apparently, we have to share our walkway with the other CPU students. Like they said, “to share is to love.” I wonder when they’d start constructing it. I do hope they finish it before most of us graduate. If not, then that’s just sad— then again, maybe not. Whatever goes, let’s not forget to thank our University President, the faculty, staff, and the alumni as well for their never-ending support for the college that has been turning ideas into reality for the past 75 years.

Let’s Sum It Up There we have it. The 2011 is a notable year because it’s the first decade of the 3rd millennium. And it’s also the 75th year anniversary of our college. And because of this, the new project will be under construction soon. This means more improvement for the college. The teachers are pretty much the same as they were last year and I have nothing to add to that. This is also the year when we have to start cleaning after ourselves. That’s the unwritten rule. And someone has to get the building back into shape. The climate change is becoming more unpredictable, thanks to global warming [sarcastic face] so we have to be prepared at all times. So be sure to have an emergency kit ready at all times in your homes or your dorms. The U-day results are fair, and you can check them near the flagpole. Some teams won, other teams lost, but hey, that’s how life goes and we have to learn to accept it. 3rd place isn’t so bad. We can do better next year. I just know it. I give my kudos to everyone who joined the COE activities. Keep up the good work.

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Ano ang meron sa iyo ngayon na wala noon?

FREEDOM

BOARD Si Lyndale

BUY-on! Niwang(Noon)

Batman

Si Kiko

Catwoman

Wala gid kay nursing dyapon gwapa

Angry Birds and Planking Angry Plank

Engineer

Mohawk

1 person likes this

Eyebags

Wifi Sa Engineering!

EOS

Nurse

Level 2 na grado ko sa CIE Math

TUTOM

Facebook

Short Hair tungod kay P+p+ng CE

Pancit Canton with Shake HOTDOG

Zombie sa Trigo Dave

Sige lang meg butangan ta plants sa dason Gattling Pea

Ako gni 5 Mau pa kmu ako ko 3 na ya Lvl 5 dyapon PASAR

Kabalo na ko magswimming FIRST YEAR

Kabalo na ko magprogramming SECOND YEAR

Kabalo na ko mag AUTOCAD

THIRD YEAR

Ha! Ha! Ha! Wala na ko huya!

FOURTH YEAR

LAGABONG

May mumu sa women’s cr sa 2nd floor Mumu

Tinulok mo ang mirror guro

Koi Erbal KApsul! Rayumahon

Ahhh Jeeipeeee

Aswang

Bleh! Magraduate na ko ya! FIFTH YEAR

Therefore, we conclude: Damu nagbag-o sa Engineering exept nga Nursing dyapon ang choice naton. Ang iban nga mga answer la dyapon gasanto sa question. Damu-damu ang nagsalut and we appreciate that but next time please write neatly. Ayawan kami intsindi sa inyo ginpanulat. 44

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[Violation:] Using your Twitter feed or your Facebook wall as a chat room for conversations that are exclusive in nature and not as a broadcast medium. It’s nice that Twitter empowers you to use the @ symbol to talk directly to individuals, and that’s fine in moderation.

Don’t make claims that cannot be guaranteed. Social media is a place to be honest and truthful.

Summarize the original item in followups

Exhibit care in preparing items

Personalized comments show authors that you’re genuinely interested in what they have to say, and that you actually took the time to read what they wrote.

Google your blog before you post is the new think before you speak.

Don’t be rude or abusive If someone asks you a question don’t ignore them. If they are trying to strike conversation respond back to them because that is how you become a good social media user. If you have been doing this for a while remember that you were there once in those shoes when you were trying to get going.

Link to sources

If you quote someone, you need to link. If you’re only quoting a small section from another blogger’s post, you don’t need their permission to do so. However, you should link back to their original post. Not only is this proper blog etiquette, but it can also be used to your advantage.

Friends are optional You’re not obligated to follow/friend anyone. No matter what.

Don’t creep

Don’t submit items criticizing violators of these rules Ignore the idiots: This is key. When you participate in social media, you will get spammed, criticized, and even bullied or abused. Learn to ignore trolls… or at minimum, develop a bit of a thicker skin.

Put your best foot forward Make sure that you project the image that you want to present to people at all times.

The cyberspace is incredible. You can almost do whatever you like and not get reprimanded. But that doesn’t mean you can act like a doofus whenever you’re online. You have to be careful too, with how you treat your audience (the other users) exactly how you want them to treat you. It’s like the golden rule. So when the internet just started out fresh, Apple’s Chuq von Rosbach post introduced the term netiquette in 1983. This includes the do’s and dont’s of online conversation. Reviewing that 1983 post, as well as other early descriptions of netiquette, it’s remarkable how much has stayed the same. Even surprising is how much has changed: since there are new social challenges that we face in the era of social media. So here are some of the old and the new rules of netiquette combined:

Be generous

Some netiquette rules are still written in pencil. Some of the netiquette ���rules” are recommenContribute something. Take the time to really offer dations that are seen violated regularly. For some value and make yourself useful to others. They example:

will come back for more.

Use a different profile or account for your personal connections. Business and pleasure do not mix in this medium. Simple: you should have at least two email addresses. One should be formal and the other for entertainment (e.g. Facebook, Not everybody can look attractive from every angle Twitter, Tumblr). The formal should show your but that doesn’t mean you should take this opreal name. Imagine sending your report to your portunity to highlight the angle that doesn’t work. boss with the email address “cuteandpretIf you want to quickly damage your relationship, go ty_07@yahoo.com”. You only use those kinds for secrecy in case of spammers. find the most unattractive photo of your friend and The Off-limits Rule. Opinions tag them in it. Don’t be surprised when you end up on politics, religion, personal attacks, and conunfriended for doing it. troversial subjects that could cause embarrassment to others should not be put on the public Internet. When in doubt, don’t. You will lose friends and followers quickly. If you have a business, a blog, or something you are Your mobile phone isn’t an selling, promote OTHERS more than you promote accessory. While on a date or in a business yourself. The rule of thumb is 10:1. For every one meeting, it’s neither polite nor smart to place thing you say to promote yourself you should say 10 it on the table. Save your tweets and texts for later. things NOT about yourself.

Don’t tag your friends’ (bad) photos

Don’t be an egomaniac

Please don’t follow people around on the social Web like a lost puppy. It really is rather creepy. Unless Don’t confuse stratyou’re best buds, no one wants egy with netiquette to see you not only on Facebook Strategy is about achieving a communications, business or organizational goal (like getting people and Twitter but also on all of their to like or talk about your brand). Netiquette is about niche social sites. being considerate of other people in a way that sup-

Rules like these offer a useful reminder that netiquette, and especially social media netiquette, is far from written in stone. Netiquette is about being considerate of other people in a way that supports a healthy ecosystem of conversation. This is a new world, and we’re inventing the rules together. Let’s try not to get so outraged when we discover some people are playing by a ports a healthy ecosystem of conversation. When we different rulebook.

DISCLAIMER: This article is summarized, simplified, and edited by the contributor. For additional info, check http:// www.alexandrasamuel.com/world/25-rules-of-social-medianetiquette

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p Planking, or the lying-down game involves a person to lie flat, face down, with a straight body, and arms must touch the sides (just refer to the pic please). Taking a picture and posting on the Internet have always been an important part of it. With the search for new and more interesting, daring places to plank on, like a sign post, or a police car, comes the dangers of doing it. Planking should have been just a silly safe game, but people who take it to the ridiculously high levels make it into a deadly obsession. There was once an incident that an Australian man, maybe drunk or something, planked on the balcony on the seventh storey of an apartment building. He fell... K.I.A. The game is rather creative. People have been found to plank near the Taj Mahal, in parties, weddings and ceremonies. Though it’s fun, it is rather irritating to the

people trying to the people who find it too unusual and vandal... Like Congressman Winston Castelo, who filed the rather unusual bills against planking and angry birds! People also don’t like that protesters in the Philippines plank in the road. Indeed it takes them to dangers of getting squished by cars. It has become a world-wide hype, afflicting many places, and Philippines is no exception. There are a lot of planking groups in Facebook, like Plank-it “(Planking Enthusiasts Philippines)”and “Planking Philippines”. Check their pictures, and be amazed!


w Wild, daring, matchless, crazy and amazing, these are the words that come to your mind when you hear the name “Lady Gaga”. Her music is going all over the world and almost every person who loves music knows her. Her whole persona is a tribute to mind control, where being unintelligent, confused and absent minded becomes a fashionable thing. You can never imagine that a girl raised as a Christian will be a total opposite as she grew up and exposed in this highly competitive world. Her high school life was a torture because she used to get made fun of for being either too aggressive or too weird but this made her gain confidence to strive more for her success in later life. From her heart she knows that she belongs to the music industry, and with the encouragement of her mother, she strived so much to put the spotlight in her music career. But suddenly she began experimenting with drugs. Being wild and party hard person represents freedom to her and then she found her real self on the New York underground. Despite with the fame, money and support of her fans, her life can never be described as perfect. They say that she is a bad influence especially for those who don’t recognize the truth behind the lines that she sings in her songs. As time goes by, she became more fearless, bold and controversial in making her music videos. She was condemned and criticized talking about Biblical characters Judas, Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene. The Catholic League attacked Gaga for her suspected use of blasphemy. It is absolutely true that she entertains, sings with passion, and moves outrageously in her dances but some believe that she performs just to glorify

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Satan and demonic powers, and now she is involved with the cult called “Illuminati”, the demon puppets. She is stylish but her clothes are offensive and insulting in the eyes of various spectators. With her thoughts in her ideas and dark nature of her songs, the critics are very much alarmed to what Lady Gaga can do. On the other side, Lady Gaga is an inspiration especially to the homosexuals. She is such a

stimulation to the gay community to show off and be not afraid of whatever consequences it will take just to show the real you. She helps the poor, unfortunate, and the victims of catastrophe. She is kind hearted to her fans and never disappoints them in the terms of her performance. Her fans just enjoy, cherish, have fun with her music, and adore her in every single way. Her followers think that she is a wild individual with a different sense in entertainment. Her songs are all about her struggles in life and the things that she wishes to happen. Some of these talk about how spiritual laws can affect our lives. She wants so much to go beyond music to work for service in her fans and fulfill her mission in life. Her fashion sense evolves little by little as she introduces herself in the market. You will be stunned to her on what be the perfect posture, because with her style of having something that precarious balancing on her head and in high heels, she is still in ramrod straight poise. Gaga’s always working on her own special ratio of naked to fully obscured, and weird to megaweird. Gaga is a typical human being like us but with an extraordinary life and amusing talent in singing and dancing. She is an icon and a model, but with her unusual way of performing, what does she really want to tell us? Is it her style or it means something more? This isn’t a matter of liking Gaga or her music. You don’t have to and that’s perfectly fine. At least she’s doing things to help our youth. We are not fully aware about her personal life experiences, upbringing and her inner inspiration of creating such peculiar sense in music. So, let’s just respect each other’s opinion about this passionate fame monster called “Lady Gaga”.


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Ayt! Ayt! Ayt! Katahimikan Katahimikan! Tayo!y andito nanaman para ma saksihan ang patindihan, mabigat ang bagsakan, ratratan ng pick upan. Ang tanong, handa naba kayo!? Ayt! Ayt! Ayt! Ayt! Are you ready!? GO! May kakambal ka ba? Kasi you’re in my heart yet you’re in my mind. Ayoko na sa sarili ko! Gusto mo sa’yo na lng ako? Kung magiging subject ka, gusto ko ikaw ang pinakamahirap! Para sa’yo lang ako babagsak Ang ganda naman ng damit mo bagay sayo.. Pero mas bagay tayo! Eto ang tandaan mo, Hindi lahat ng buhay ay buhay Tulad ko, buhay pero patay na patay sayo! Sa hinaba-haba man ng tulog ko Ikaw pa rin ang dahilan ng pag-gising ko! Alam mo gusto ko sanang mag pulis Para ikaw ang MOST WANTED KO!

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