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COE retains Level III Status

BY Mel Arly Perol In an impromptu interview on January 27, Engr. Dany C. Molina of the College of Engineering expressed his insights to the CPU Engineer regarding the result of the recent re-accreditation and its implications to the college. On September, members of the PAASCU board visited the college to check on five of its programs namely; Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering; the faculty; and the laboratories; in response to the college's application for reaccreditation. This year, Dean Molina was happy to announce that the College of Engineering remains level three and will retain all of its benefits. According to him, a Level III status grants the college, among others, the authority to revise its curriculum even without CHED approval and to offer new courses, thus the existence of our Electronics, Software, and Packaging courses. Level III also provides full administrative and financial deregulation, that is, with respect to the setting of tuition and other fees; priority in the awards of grants and subsidies or funding assistance from CHED - Higher Education Development Fund (HEDF) for scholarships and development programs; and awards the right to use on its publications or advertisements the word "ACCREDITED"; all pursuant to CHED policies and rules. Molina said that all educational institutions in the country undergo a form of accreditation recognized by the government; however, government recognition is inadequate for purposes of identifying educational quality, so private voluntary accreditation such as the PAASCU provides standards for evaluation. He emphasized that the PAASCU judges an institution not by comparison with other institutions, but by the total pattern presented by each school. "The standards imposed by PAASCU reflect an actual review of the school's resources and their utilization to help CPU, specifically the College of Engineering, achieve its goals," explained Engr. Molina.


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Engg building gets a facelift BY Dion Greg B. Reyes

REFRESHED. To par with the university facade, COE has gone CPU green and white. | File photo

From the CPU official colors gold and blue, the Engineering building turned white and CPU green on December 23, 2013 as CPU aims to pattern all buildings in the university by repainting the rest still in their old colors. The repaint job, instigated by the university administrators, ended on January 29 of this year for the said building. The University Infocenter and the Registrar's Office were painted next with Franklin Hall Men's Dormitory to follow. The funds for this project are particularly allocated in the budget for School Year 20132014, said Engr. Oliver Herrera , Officer-in-Charge of the Physical Plant and Planning Services. CPU green is a special color mix by the supplier Davies Paints intended for the university's exclusive use.

IECEP-CPUSC ranks 3rd in National Quiz Show

BY Linie Rose Santacera

CENTRALIAN BEES. (L-R) Escultero, Gasataya, and Egida represented CPU in 34th Beat the BEES Competition. | Photo by Mikmik Egida

The Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines - Central Philippine University Student Chapter (IECEP - CPUSC) was hailed 2nd runner-up in the 34th IECEP National Intescholastic Quiz Show on November 22, 2013 at SMX Convention Center, SM Aura, Taguig City. Arvin D. Escultero, J Vincent P. Gasataya and John Mark O. Egida, all fifth year ECE students, represented CPU in the competition. The quiz show entitled "34th Beat the Best Electronics Engineering Students (BEES)"

was composed of 30 competing universities and colleges from across the country. Mapua Institute of Technology and Technological University of the Philippines - Manila were the first and second placers, respectively. The CPU Student Chapter was also the Champion in IECEP - Iloilo Chapter Quiz Show last September 27, 2013 held at University of San Agustin. The winning team was mentored by Engr. Babylou G. Nava.

SE freshman wins nat'l statistics tilt BY RUSSEL RENZ GARCIA A Software Engineering freshman ranked fifth among 16 participants in the 22nd Philippine Statistics Quiz held at the Commission on Higher Education Auditorium, Diliman, Quezon City on December 5. John Elmer Loretizo who represented Western Visayas in the competition was coached and trained by Professor Edgardo Gerada. University of the Philippines - Los Banos topped the competition with Jose Ramon Saray followed by Justine Allen Arciga (Holy Angel Uni-

versity), Joshua Marvin Noval (Mindanao State University GenSan) and Janna Nissi Payba (Ateneo de Manila University). Jay Dominic Elambre, BSCE 1, also represented CPU and bagged bronze in both provincial and regional levels of the competition where Loretizo placed second and first, respectively. The Philippine Statistics Quiz is a yearly event since 1992 and has been conducted by the National Statistics Office and the Philippine Statistical Association.

YOUNG STATISTICIAN. Elmer Loretizo (1st from Right), after victories in the provincial and regional level, wins fifth in National Statistics Quiz. | File photo


Dean Molina comes back to COE, shares experience BY Mel Arly Perol

Engr. Dany C. Molina, dean of the College of Engineering, resumed duty this January after his three-month leave last September 24 to December 21, 2013 for his second placement in the United Board Fellows Program in Tunghai University in Taichung, Taiwan. Molina spent one semester in residence in Taichung as a part of the program where he, with the assistance of a mentor, had the opportunity to learn about alternative pedagogical styles in teaching, styles of leadership, organizational structure, and educational management. Last July 2013, he attended a seminar in Hongkong where he presented a paper on Student Retention based on his experience at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, USA during his first placement in 2012. The dean asserted that there are some practices he learned from Baylor that were being adopted in the college. For instance, CPU's new study/consultation time, a no-class day before the final examinations, was adopted from Baylor University's concept of Dead Days. Molina and other Fellows were selected by their home institutions into the program for their academic and teaching excellence as well as their leadership potential. The program allowed them to work with mentors in the United States and Asia over a two-year period.

CEW rekindles engg studes' spirits BY John Elmer. P. Loretizo

"Best Friends Forever." This was the theme for this Second Semester's Christ Emphasis Week which started on January 20 at the Rose Memorial Auditorium and ended January 24 at the University Church. With students from different colleges gathering, the celebration opened with songs of praises and introduction of the theme song "One Friend." Followed thereafter was the reading of the scripture text from Exodus 33:11 and John 15:13-15 and the introduction of the opening speaker, Ms. Sharon Rose Joy RuizDuremdes. "Friendship is an ACT. It means that it is based on Acceptance, Compassion and Trustworthiness," said Ms. Duremdes. The College of Engineering had its own convocation at the University Church with three speakers namely, Rev. Chris Amorsolo V. Sian, January 21; Pastor Phoebe F. Santiago, January 22 and Rev. Francis Neil G. Jalando-on, January 23. Rev. Sian shared about Jesus' revelation on the nature of God who is a God of Relationship. Meanwhile, Pastor Santiago tackled on the safe relationships and Rev. Jalando-on discussed about healthy relationships. Christ Emphasis Week is an event conducted by CPU every semester chaired by the Christian Life Committee which aims to strengthen student's faith and relationship with God.

Engg helps San Miguel BY Russel Renz Garcia College of Engineering's way of glorifying God by giving Excellent Service to the Community through OUTREACH (CoEnGGESC-OUTREACH) took form in COE activities. COE through the Engineering Student Council Outreach Committee headed a Mathematics tutorial to Grades 3 and 6 pupils and senior high school students in preparation for the National Acheivement Test at the Municipality of San Miguel. A four-day tutorial last November 23 and December 7, 2013 and January 11 and 18, 2014 was made possible in cooperation with the National Service Training Program - Literacy Training Service. Six elementary schools and one high school were the beneficiary of this program, namely San Miguel Central ES, Igtambo ES, Sto. Angel ES, San Jose ES, Sto. Nino ES, Sta. Teresa ES, and Leonora S. Salapantan National HS. Mrs. Liza Calaor, San Miguel Elementary Schools District Supervisor, and Mrs. Mary Grace Castilo, Principal - LSSNHS, requested the assistance of the Outreach Committee. Tree planting and school repainting were held on the last day of the outreach together with NSTP - Civic Welfare Training Service. Five hundred jackfruit seedlings and 200 palm trees were planted at Brgy. Sto. Nino, Sta. Cruz ES, SJES, SMCES, and STES. The seedlings were requested from the Department of Agriculture - Region VI and CPU-VPAO, respectively. Streets and walls of Brgy. 2, SMCES, SJES, STES, SCES and LSSNHS were also repainted by NSTP-CWTS students. NSTP-CWTS donated Php 17, 260 while Davies Paints gave Php 8, 400 for the painting materials. A memorandum of agreement was signed by school and barangay heads, Dr. Teodoro C. Robles, CPU President, Engr. Dany C. Molina, Dean of COE, Engr. Levi delos Santos, CPU Outreach Director, Professor Rodel Palomar, NSTP Coordinator, and Arven Godfrey Talite, ESC Outreach Committee Chaiman.

The CPU Engineer reigns as 4th Best Departmental Pub in WV


State of the Department Article (SODA) 2014 CPU Republic Elections

An Update on the Packaging Engineering Course After 8 Years BY GHENA PORTIA PAMILLO


The official publication of CPU College of Engineering went home triumphant when it was chosen as the 4th Best Departmental Publication in the whole Western Visayas during the College Press Conference (COPRE) and Awards 2013 on November at Iloilo Grand Hotel. The publication's September - October 2013 tabloid issue also garnered the 4th and 5th places in the Sports Page and Feature Page categories, respectively. The event highlighted the importance of "Convergence Journalism," stressing the importance of the use of various media, may it be in print, broadcast or social media, for more effective communication. It was participated by more than 300 student editors and writers coming from at least 15 campus publications in Region 6. The program included the Search for Mr. and Ms. COPRE 2013, where student journalists showcased their

beauty, talent and wit. The COPRE and Awards is an annual event initiated by the PIA where campus journalists apply their knowledge and skills through on-the-spot writing contests, as well as to give recognition to best performing publications. The publication also bagged awards during the PIA Basic Journalism Semi-

nar -Workshop on July 30 to August 2. Dion Greg Reyes, the current Editor-in-Chief, bagged the promising writer award in Editorial Writing English and runner-up in Copyreading - English, and Linie Rose Santacera, the present Managing Editor, got the most promising writer award in Column Writing - English.

ENGINEER’S HANDWRITING. The scribes of the The CPU Engineer engage in writing workshops during the 2013 College Press Awards. | File photo

Engg courses upgrade MatLab

BY Bernard Ceasar P. Susbilla The College of Engineering continues to upgrade its software systems through launching the MatLab (Matrix Laboratory) Software early last year to better improve computation, visualization, and programming competence of engineering students. MatLab is an advanced language and collaborative environment used to analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models and applications whose high-level tools, language, and built-in mathematics functions allow students to go beyond multiple approaches and arrive on solutions much faster than with spreadsheets or usual programming languages, like

C++ or Java. The said software was purchased from TechSource Computing Solutions, Inc. on July 15, 2013 for a total cost of 840, 840.00 php and restricted to use in connection with on-campus computing facilities which is solely for educational usage alone. Each MatLab starter kit includes 30 for all of the following: MATLAB, Control System Toolbox, DSP System Toolbox, MATLAB Compiler, Signal Processing Toolbox, and Optimization Toolbox. The EE/ECE Faculty members were the first who had been trained for the MATLAB Software procedures during the 3rd quarter of 2013 and Faculty members handling

General Engineering subjects are expected to follow on February. According to Engr. Dany C. Molina, the instructors need to be trained first for them to be proficient in discussing Mathematics, Physics, and Dynamics subjects. A plan to conduct special MATLAB trainings for students is already in line to boost understanding and skills development in programming and design projects as well. He also said that students must maximize the use of this new software to aid them in their subjects and competency has to be augmented now that the college continuously upgrades its resources.

COE employees receive service awards BY Dion Greg Reyes

The dean, two faculty members and two staff from the College of Engineering were given service recognition in the Long Service Awards 2013 in Alumni Promenade Concert Park last December 17, 2013. Engr. Dany C. Molina, dean of the college, received his award after his 25 years of teaching. His deanship started in 2003. Engr. Ruben Armadillo, a faculty member of the Electrical Engineering Department, and Engr. Mary Earl Daryl Grio, department head of the Civil Engineering Department, took pride with their awards after being in the academe for 35 and 15 years, respectively. Mr. Manuel "Sir Junjie"

LOYALTY. Engr. Grio, Mrs. Salazar, and ‘Sir Junjie’ (from R-L) hold certificates for their long service in the college. | Photo by MEDAG

Calinao, Jr., the laboratory technician of the college, and Mrs. Freya Grace Salazar, a staff in the Dean's Office, acquired their service award as well after their 10 years of

service. The university had given long service awards to 108 members of faculty and staff from various departments for 2013.

The State of the Nation Address, popularly known as SONA, is a way for the head of state to inform the public about the state of the country, the accomplishments and the priorities of the government by its President. Annually, the president of a country reads a prepared speech in front of his subordinates and that's it— information taken. The concept of SONA has led to the development of this State of the Department Article or as we could call it SODA. Unlike SONA, SODA is neither about any nation nor a speech, and not necessarily given by a president either. This SODA is simply written to inform anyone about how a department is doing, particularly the Packaging Engineering Department of the College of Engineering. Being the first and only institution in the Philippines and Asia to offer a degree of Bachelor of Science in Packaging Engineering, the CPU School of Packaging Engineering has been gaining attention from around the world since its installation in June 2006. With the constant support from the school's forefather, Dr. Lejo Braña, as well as sectors like the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and organizations like the Packaging Institute of the Philippines (PIP), the department has been actionpacked for the p a s t eight years.

Conferences have been hosted including the first National Conference in Transport Packaging in 2007 followed by the first Philippine International Packaging Conference, GlobalPack in 2012. The Philippine Center for Packaging Engineering Technology (PCPET), launched on July 2012, includes a UN-compliant and ISTA-certified packaging safety testing lab housing about P 12 Million worth of testing equipment donated by Dr. Braña and DOST. The PCPET was established to provide packaging services and consultancy to clients as well as to provide a training ground for packaging engineering students. Aside from these major accomplishments, the Packaging Engineering Department has also been holding seminars, lectures, and forums every year for the benefit of its students, keeping close ties with DOST-Region 6 and other local sectors, industries, and companies. The involvement of the students in most of the aforementioned activities is unwavering with the encouragement of

the Packaging Engineering Department faculty members Engr. Bernie Cangrejo, Dr. Dahlia Pescos, Engr. Dimpna Castigador, Ms. Iann Mae Yanga, Mr. Master Hugh Tremucha, and Dr. Braña himself. So far, the Department has managed to squeeze out three batches of BS Packaging Engineering degree holders since 2011 amounting to a total of less than one hundred graduates. At this point, the fourth batch of graduating students are approaching the end of their OJT and will be marching at the end of this school year. This school year broke the record of the most number of freshmen enrollees in the department's short history, which counts 57. As for the state of the Department in general, you can say that things are going well. The goal of the Department is to keep producing packaging professionals to supply the demands of the ever-growing packaging industry all over the world. With the ASEAN Economic Community movement coming up right around the corner, we can say that things are just getting started for the Packaging Engineering Department of CPU College of Engineering.


An academic year is about to end and another is about to begin. In lieu, the Central Philippine University Republic (CPU Republic), the oldest student government to exist in the country, will be recomposed by a new set of officers for Academic Year 2014-2015 as the 2014 CPU Republic Elections is set on March 14, Friday. The elections, spearheaded by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), will start at 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. of the same day in various voting precincts, which, in the case of the Province of Engineering, is in the Engineering Lobby. A voter's only ticket to vote is their School ID. A student automatically becomes a registered voter once enrolled in this term. What's new about this year's elections is that the voters are no longer obliged to write manually the names of the candidates they choose to put into office. A new system will apply contrary to spelling issues: shading of circles. However, the counting will still be done manually as counting machines are not yet exclusively available.



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or have eavesdropped from a stranger in a jeepney who says anything like "I'm voting for this man because he is an effective leader and I've seen him work, regardless of his looks and his party." This is quite an abomination. Worse is that there are those who barely care about the elections and have never practiced

their right to vote. They do not realize the power of one ballot that is to make the change they want in the student body. But consequently, they do not have the right to complain about the kind of student government we have later on as they already have lost their chance as prevention. I cannot entirely blame them about their passive attitude because candidates could really annoy voters with their deception and false promises. But that is not a valid excuse; it is actually another long story to tell. I have criticized aspects of the elections as if I am an expert in politics. But if one may ask, how do I suggest the voters choose their candidates? Ask for recommendations from peers, then assess. If one may also ask, how do I suggest the candidates convince their voters? Stay out of their comfort zones.

Turning Point


audience which intensified everybody's energy, but the crowd's reaction didn't mirror that of the PICE members'. After the performance, the PICE members walked out from the auditorium to express their displeasure for what had occurred on-stage. On the other hand, the IIEE could have been the 3rd placer if they were not disqualified due to the destruction of props. There were outbursts of emotions coming from both ends, which were also extended in social network. Due to the



Indeed, respect is a powerful word. It shouldn't be given to people alone, but also to the things which come from hardwork and sacrifices.

tunately interrupted by technical difficultites. Each organization didn't disappoint the crowd with their extraordinary performances. The PICE-CPUSC was caught off guard when the backdrop they made was destroyed by the last performing group, the IIEE-CPUSC, due to the overwhelming emotions during the performance. This received a wild roar from the


tension formed between the two parties, a meeting together with the advisers was scheduled by the Engineering Student Council last February 17. Both sides' humility and willingness to discuss and settle matters were commended. Explanations were heard and forgiveness was asked by the people involved. Conflicts were settled and friendships were

put back. The PICE and IIEE proved that no problem could not be solved in a civil way. During the discussion, two things were stressed as to prevent another untoward incident: respect and cooperation. Indeed, respect is a powerful word. It shouldn't be given to people alone, but also to the things which come from hardwork and sacrifices. But it doesn't end there. It would be better if next year's Teatro would more systematic. Responsibilities must be divided among organizations, especially as for the prevention of many technical difficulties. Cooperation from all the manpower available is the key for a more successful event. The Teatro is for the showcase of Engineering students' humor and unconventional talents; it should not be treated as a mere competition. Its essence might not be like that of decades ago, but the college could always bring it back. With the proper people working with a good plan, it might just be as enjoyable and fun as before.


The Fun Run is running out of ‘Fun’

The CPU Republic just can't get enough mileage. Student organizations feel a little burnt out with the way most CPUR-facilitated activities go, especially that the latter never seem to run out of creative ideas for the traditional 'fun run' in almost every event. As far as fund-raisers are concerned, organizing a 5-km merry chase might just be the simplest bet. All the organizer had to do was think out of the box. People naturally hate the mainstream. Over the recent months, our CPUR have embraced this idea as if it's the last legitimate thing to do. Improving the Centralian hygiene seems to be their second-biggest priority next to collecting money 'for a cause,' and we have actively participated in all of them. Last 2013, we ran with colors and we lit up the night. This January, they introduced the eponymous 'Black Run' and just recently, the 'Bukas Loob sa Diyos' fun run- as if the students never run out of steam to go on. The burden, however, of distributing the tickets and col-

lecting participants for these activities fall into the student organizations; and we all know how hard it is to persuade others to pay in order to run. Shorting the sales is out of the question; else the organizations would have to pay for every ticket unsold. That, and the fact that organizations are required to update their portfolio with the Office of Student Services (OSS) every now and then puts them in a nochoice dilemma. They would have to buy the tickets themselves for the sake of a thin piece of paper declaring their attendance in the said activity. The problem is, with all the running events the CPUR keeps on putting up, and despite the theatricality, eventually it becomes the mainstream. Some find little significance in the objective of the pay-to-run agenda, while others criticize the republic for not coming up with a better concept to raise funds for their beneficiary. With all this in mind, everyone is beginning to feel like the 'fun run' is actually no longer 'fun' at all. Can the CPUR do better?

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Naturally, such might not even categorize as a minor issue if everyone would simply comply. But the hubris that the way we wear is of no significance to our profession or with education is what fuels this little drama. If it escalates, the policy will discreetly build a barrier between our dean and the student body - and we wouldn't want that.

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ble during University Day and Teatro Enhinyero only. To the 46th Elected Governor and Provincial Board, always think of the students and think less of yourself because we are offering free services to them. Keep your patience long because you will have conflicts inside and outside the council but always think of your principles as a leader. Continue to make a difference!


Our term as a council will come to an end but our love and service to the people who trusted their votes to us will continue. We are proud that we will not give problems to the next council because we already finished our 1st Semester Financial Report and all finished 2nd Semester Events have liquidations already. "A council with a vision must

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be a council with an action." I would like to thank my Board Members and staff who are facilitating and always present during the 1st Academics Week and Engineering Cup even though they have classes or meetings. I hope that the students will change their perspective that the student council is only visi-

A council with a vision must be a council with an action.


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way. His intentions, if anything, are sublime. The effect, however, was unexpected. For most engineering students, things were better off without the new dress code policy. Not so long ago, COE students pride themselves for having the freedom to wear and accessorize as they choose. That is, if they accessorize at all. Al-

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ternative uniforms were more of a choice than a requirement, so most did not even think about buying. With the new policy in action, the students feel contained. Although there are several that aren't moved by the situation, every day has been an issue of how to get away with it. The rest had no choice but to purchase, despite the questionable price. The strict implementation of the dress code means no foul, as everyone remains mum about it. The passive reaction, however, is what concerns us the most.

The strict implementation of the dress code means no foul, as everyone remains mum about it.

Dean’s Corner

Dion Greg Reyes Mel Arly Perol

The students of the College of Engineering nowadays are more anxious about which shirt to put on every day than their Calculus assignments. Dean Molina was adamant with the implementation of his new dress code in the college this academic year that even the hardheaded seniors, the freeloaders, and the overstaying students of COE have begun to yield. It wouldn't take a perceptive mind to notice that majority of the students, upon entering the lobby, are keeping a watchful eye with the comings of goings of the dean. Even outsiders are now keeping their distance. What's disconcerting is that it's almost becoming a pattern. Our beloved dean is becoming a villain in the eyes of the unaware. The reprimand imposed for the crime of disobedience

is nothing but child's play for some, yet other students think of it as an extreme inconvenience on their part. It may even be that most of them have missed that time in their childhood when they were made to write "I-promise-to-wear-my-uniform" multiple times on a blank sheet, but here it is, alarming fullgrown college students. We understand that the dean did not wish for it to become this


and Grand Rally has puzzled me even more. It has become almost customary that Centralian voters look for candidates who have irrelevant attributes for a public servant like popularity, attractiveness, and party orientation, which is sad. They oversee important qualities like personality, commitment, and leadership abilities, which is sadder. Rarely do I find a colleague

Technical Difficulties

Franklin Adams once said, "To err is human; to forgive, infrequent." This line has proven its power during the Teatro Enhinyero 2014: 'Throwback' and its aftermath. Last February 14, the College of Engineering (COE) celebrated Valentine's Day together as the COE's most anticipated event for the semester was held - the Teatro Enhinyero. Held at the Rose Memorial, this year's Teatro might be the most controversial yet. The temperature was heated-up by the COE's faculty and staff in their dance number. The program, specifically Suga Enhinyero's Seasons of Love interpretation and the throwback video presentation prepared by ESC, were unfor-



Unfortunately, a three-second handshake will never justify one's quality of service; a poster will never show one's capability to lead.

It is definitely hard labor for the candidates to convince the voters on why to vote for them. Unfortunately, a three-second handshake will never justify one's quality of service; a poster will never show one's capability to lead. From these, I really do not know how one voter chooses his leaders. The attendance of last year's Electoral Debate

Stress and Strain


The colors green and red have again reached a multitude of decorations in the campus which makes me feel like it's Christmas again. However, it's not really a wonderful time of the year - I mean, it's the CPU Republic Elections. Like traditional politicians in the national context, these people who run for office definitely know how to get there. There is a variety of efforts to capture the hearts of the voters - from an incredibly long 'accomplishment report,' to a fascinating display of dance moves via a flash mob, and to rapid resurrection of short-lived friendships.

Quality engineering education today is measured not only by effectiveness and sustainability but also by relevance. Meaning that higher education institutions like Central Philippine University must address the pressing needs of the students and the employers of today and provide the future graduates a curriculum of global comparability. In engineering education, six countries represented by their engineering professional societies

signed the Washington Accord in 1989. The Washington Accord, is an international agreement among bodies responsible for accrediting engineering degree programs. It recognizes the substantial equivalency of programs accredited by those bodies and recommends that graduates of programs accredited by any of the signatory bodies be recognized by the other bodies as having met the academic requirements for entry to the practice of engineering. As of this writing, the Philippines is already on provisional status of the Washington Accord, only a step away from being a signatory. The Philippine Technological Council (PTC), the only umbrella organization of all professional engineering organizations in the country has led the preparation of the application


to the Accord for the Philippines. PTC has created the Accrediting and Certification Board for Engineering and Technology (ACBET), the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) and has completed its Certification and Accreditation System for Engineering Education (CASEE). The moment the Philippines becomes full fledged member, engineering graduates of PTC-accredited institutions will now be recognized by the US, Canada, UK, Australia and other member-countries of the Accord. At CPU College of Engineering, initiatives to meet the PTC accreditation requirements are on the way. We are looking forward that sooner our College will be PTC-accredited so that CPU Engineering graduates will be globally recognized. Let us altogether work hard on this.



November 2013 Passers Engr. Nathaniel Tillano Engr. Fritzie Jane Salido Engr. Pearly Grace Resano Engr. Louvie Jane Clarito Engr. Charisse Joy Pescos Engr. Rogey Miedes

April 2013 Passers Engr. Elmer Babalo Engr. Mark Evan Tio Passing Percentage: National = 644/1666 = 38.66% CPU (Overall) = 2/4 = 50.00%

Passing Percentage: National = 58.00% CPU (Overall) = 6/10 = 60.00% NEW MECHANICAL ENGINEERS CPU (First Takers) = 6/8 = 75.00% September 2013 Passers Engr. John Eduard Carino April 2013 Passers Engr. Ramil Felarca Engr. Joanna Lyn Ancorda Engr. Neil John Perualila Engr. Divenyl Bantillo Engr. Janrei Sioco Engr. Mark Erwin Macabenta Engr. Lester Andrei Talamor Engr. Angela Lim Engr. Ma. Charrise Pamatian Passing Percentage: National = 2201/3196 = 46.80% Passing Percentage: CPU (Overall) = 5/5 = 100.00% National = 205/438 = 46.80% CPU (Overall) = 5/10 = 50.00% March 2013 Passers Engr. Carlo Derla NEW CIVIL ENGINEERS Engr. Ernie Diocades Engr. Richner Juan November 2013 Passers Engr. Richard Napalinga Engr. Erwin Amboy Engr. Lou Erica Balleza Passing Percentage: Engr. John Alvin Cabangal National = 717/1309 = 54.77% Engr. Krsitian John Carvajal CPU (Overall) = 4/4 = 100.00% Engr. Snow Anne Espinosa Engr. Shiela Faldas Engr. Faye Marie Francisco NEW ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS Engr. Paul Vincent Lacsao December 2013 Passers Engr. PI Thaddeus Rebaldo  Engr. Jered Jan Robles  Engr. Jolly Mae San Luis  Engr. Kevin Santamena  Engr. Angelo Somcio  Engr. Jayson Villaruz  Engr. Rinna Dame Zerrudo   Passing Percentage:  National = 3168/6584 = 48.11%  CPU (Overall) = 15/22 = 68.18%  CPU (First Takers) 15/19 = 78.95%   May 2013 Passers  Engr. Juliene Baliguat  Engr. Jester John Cababa-an  Engr. Raymund James Legario  Engr. Timothy Sumulat  Passing Percentage: Passing Percentage: National = 1542/3601 = 42.82% National = 34.51% CPU (Overall) = 4/5 = 80.00% CPU (First Takers) = 2/2 = 100.00% CPU (Overall) = 18/29 = 62.07% Source: Engineering Dean’s Office PROPOSED LABORATORY FEES FOR S.Y. 2014-2015 Justification: to justly compensate panellists and advisers CourseCode





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Two men, each from red and green, vie for this year’s gubernatorial seat in the Engineering Student Council. Jethro Jay Bacrang, ECE-IV, and Arven Godfrey Talite, CEIII, have to convince the voters why he is the better governor than the other.

Mga kutso-kutso sa sulod kag sa gwa sang kwarto ni Baeber Beau Jomuad “Nga-a ang teacher namon sa math nga si Sir S mahilig gid mag degrade sa mga studyante ya haw? Anu himuon namun sa iya? Pabay-an lang namon nga gina-ismol kami?” Wag kang mag-alala, kung gina-ismol ka nya, ini-ibig naman kita. Kung hindi pa gid madala, pacheck up to! “Ngano mang dili ko kaisrot ug Analytic Geom?” Ngano mang waa ka naminaw sa imong teacher kadtong naglecture sya? Sige man gud kang pangutana diri sa bisngaw uy. Taronga imong pag-eskwela bay. Mao baya na ang key to success. “Ngaa wala nangasawa si Sir P kag Papa P?” Uso man bala mag-nilaon, friend. Pero pati ah. Happy lang gid na sila ya maski wala sila asawa. Ma-apply ka tani aw? Hingagaw last trip? “Ngaa may mga teacher nga kung maghatag example about sa lesson haposhapos, pero kung magquiz na gani layo-layo sa example ang mga questions? Kung ga-expect ka nga amo na sistema di sa Engineering, pag-kadto to sa CHM. Ano, 10+10 = 30? “Anu na man ang sa agtang ni Sir Ocate? Pilas?” Ambot man gani ah? Simo bi? “Bisngaw, Nga-a damo Engineering nagpadalagan for Senator man? Grabe lang guts?” Oo, grabe lang guts. Ginsabat mo man bala imo kaugalingon nga pamangkot, namangkot ka pa. “Ngaa magbakal ko hotdog sa hotdogan kis-a may dako pay kis-a gamay man?” Ngaa kung may pamangkot nga ginhulog sa buho sang bisngaw box kis-a may sense pay kis-a waay man? “Ngaa pirme lock ang Men’s CR sa 4th Floor? One time may klase ko didto gulpi lang ko daw ma-peepee, lock pa! Pirme gid na ya! Ngaa man? Bal-an mo may schedule ang pag-open sang CR dira sa 4th Floor. So dapat adjust ka gid. I-schedule mo man pag-ihi mo. “Dear Bisgnaw, gatingala lang ko ngaa sa CPU Stolen Shots mga gwapa lang haw? Waay gid da chansa mga exotic beauties? Tani CPU Beautiful Shots na lang ang title!” Exotic beauties? Ano na ang CPU Stolen Shots, National Geographic? “Ara si Dean? Waay ko dan naka-uniform” Maski wala si Dean kita ka man japon ni Sir Junjie. May CCTV mu! “Anu secret recipe sang choco drink?” Kung sabton ko indi na to karon secret. Ti sige na lang gani, isugid ko na lang............. pagpalangga. “Bakit ba kailangan ng mga freshmen students mag universal uniform that it is unfair for them because implementing uniforms started right after them why not whole college” Try mo bakal alternative uniform tapos suksok ka habang imo classmates naka-universal uniform. Para soshal ka. Kag para libre imo byahe pakadto sa Dean’s Office.



by Maricar Sumogat

The CPU Engineer, herein the bold and colored, asks the two some questions to help the voters choose the one on March 14. What motivated you to run as governor? My love for the College of Engineering. Nagstart man ko sang first year ko sa council. Teh daw ka sadya, dw dira mo mapagwa ang outlet of energy mo aside sa studies mo. Maging avenue sang imo ideas kag passion. Tatlo na ako katuig nga officer, teh amo na nagmotivate sakun. Ikaduwa naman ko naging Board Member kg para sakun dayon, wala naman iban nga makapadalagan pa sa gov, kag sa party man dayon gina consider man na as a factor. Pero laban gd ya, gusto ko guid mag-serve ya.

Aside from being a council member and an officer in your org, what makes you qualified to run as governor? Sa-ulo ko na guid ya ang bilog nga Engineering. Kilala ko na ang mga estudyante diri, and that gives me an advantage to lead them because I know what they want, I know what they need. Kag syempre, gusto ko gd maglead, since may background naman ko dira. Palangga ko ang gina ubra ko. The ESC always faces the same issues regarding sa budget and liquidation; if you’ll win, paano mo ihandle ang amo na nga part ka ESC as to prevent na sang mga issues sa kwarta? Kung para sa akon, ang mga amo na nga issues, misconception lang na sa iban nga side. Kung ara ka sa council, ma-intindihan mo gd na ya kung ngaa may difficiency sa budget. May ara gd na ya nga events nga may kulang sa budget. Sa the way pa lang nga daan nga gina sukot ang council fee, indi man tanan makabayad. Pero para sa akon, kilanlan ta system nga

dapat i-coordinate guid ang kada departments nga i-make sure kung nakabayad na ang estudyante before sila kapaenrol. Kag sa U-Day, kilanlan guid i-itemize ang gasto per event para ma-check guid kung pila kilanlan nga kwarta.

Ano ang edge mo kay Arven? Good PR, biskan sa activities lang. I could use it guid especially sa U-Day, magmotivate kag mag-encourage magjoin ang mga deserving students magjoin.

Kung ikaw maging governor, ano gid nga activity ang iprioritize mo? Ang U-Day; indi ko man mapangako nga championon ta guid pero I will try my best nga ma motivate man sila kag ma-enjoy man nila ang UDay.

Ano guid ka importante sa imo nga mag-daog bilang governor? It is very important to me. Kis-a man lang ko magcommit sa mga bagay nga amo na. Sang una nalipay na ko sa board member, subong man lang ni nga I talked to my seniors sa Koalisyon, kag naisip ko man nga I'm competent kag gusto ko man i-prove sa self ko nga I can be more of what I am today. Kung kaya ko man lang magprovide service sa Engineering, indi ko na pagipagkait sa ila.

Kung may i-change ka sa the way nga gina rule ang ESC, ano na kag ngaa? I will change nga may superiority or hierarchy gid da. Indi man na nga kung ako governor, tahaon niyo guid tanan ko nga disisyon. Indi man na nga kung ako governor, ako guid pirmi tsakto. Gusto ko mabatyagan nila nga governor ako, I'm going to preside, but I will be with you. Ang subong guru, may lack of participation sang orgs. Pamati-an ko guid ang voice ka orgs, para may say guid sila sa mga activties.

governor just to lead? Lain guid na ya ang serbisyo nga may karapatan ka. Example when making decisions, pili-on guid na and decision sang may authority. Why do Engineering students need to vote Jethro Bacrang for COE’s Governor? Guys, kung gusto niyo indi boring, nga indi kamo mag reklamo nga boring ang UDay, boto h a niyo kokay palipayaon ta guid kamo.

If you are willing to serve without the title, do you really need to be the

JETHRO JAY BACRANG What motivated you to run as governor? Halin sang high school, gaserve na ako sa amon council. As comments sang iban nga teachers kag sa may gin ubra ako nga asta subong gabenefit akon nga high school. Isa na guru ka motivation. Kag bal-an ko subong nga daw ka lousy sang gakatabo sa ESC - sa pagdumalaha, sa budgeting, indi pa kita sa gihapon champion. Ako, bal-an ko nga may ma-ubra ako so ngaa indi ako ang ma-ubra directly. Daw dugay naman na ang mga problema sa ESC, ngaa last year wala ka nagpadalagan? Last year, dapat ako ang sa place ni Jeremiah sa Koalisyon, pero tungod nga ang grades ko indi mayo kay nagshift ako kag other reasons sa grades, indi ako pwede kapadalagan. Pero subong nga mayo na ang grades ko, then go. Ngaa nag-Reform ka subong nga sang una Koalisyon ka? Tungod wala ko kapadalagan last year, gin plano nalang namon nga mapadalagan ko this year. Amo ina ngaa gin hatagan ko nila sang nami nga position as Chairman sang ESC Outreach kag pagiging Treasurer. Before matapos ang first sem, naghambal ko nga mapadalagan ko, they told me nga isipon ko lang anay kay ma-

padalagan si Brian (Mejorada). So naghambal ko nga last year pa lang, amo na na disisyon nga ako dapat, ako na subong. Then naghambal ko nga biskan ano matabo, mapadalagan ko. Daw fixed na ila disisyon, so gina-offer ako sang Reform, so that's the reason ngaa nagkadto na ako sa Reform kay indi na sila sa akon. Pero may ara man mga ngalan nga nag gwa nga pwede magdalagan sa reform, so ako, willing ako maging independent. Para sa imo, ano guid man bala ang problema ngaa dako guid primi ang issue sa kwarta? Sa tanan nga projects sang Engineering, magpropose kita dapat lowest bidder. So, sa tanan naton nga transaction, dapat the best quality, lowest price. Kung ma apply ta na, wala sang problema, mabudget ta na. Tapos kung napasponsor tani nila ang pwede ma sponsor, sobra ang kwarta. Amo na kay gapahapos lang, kung may dedikasyon tani, mangita ka guid kung diin ang may pinakabarato nga makahatag sa gihapon sang pareho nga kalidad, ngaa indi dira kita magbakal? Kay natamad sila? Kag sa events ta, kung pwede ta man lang ipasolicit, ngaa magasto kita sang students' money. Ang problema guid, improper management sang kwarta. Kung gina track mayo kung diin gagwa or gasulod ang kwarta, wala guid problema ang liquidation.

Kung wala ka hidden agenda, indi man na ya questionable, pero ang linya nga na, mas ga imply ina sa kontra partido. May gusto ka bala ipabalo parti sa imo kontra? Akon ya, ginahatag ko nalang na sa voters. Indi ko ya gusto maghambal sang malain, personally, sa kontra ko. Huo, opponent ko na sya pero naging mayuhay man kami. Indi ko gusto nga tungod sa election nga ni, maguba na. Dependi na ina sa voters kung ano ang paghangop dira, kag dependi na ina sa kontra ko kung may hidden agenda siya o wala. Ano imo ya edge over kay Jethro? Ginbutang ko naman to ang akon mga advantage why they should vote me. Ang liquidation ko limpyo, on-time; usually first. So edge ko na nga dedikado ako magserbisyo sa mga estudyante kag maybe indi ako sikat, pero indi tungod nga sikat ka, deserving ka na. Dependi na ya sa inubrahan mo, ako may inubrahan, may naprove na ako halin sang una. Kung may naubrahan ka na kag may naprove ka na, ngaa mapadalagan ka pa as governor kung pwede ka man ka ubra biskan wala ka posisyon? Amo na gani nga with great power comes great responsibilities. Indi ko man mahambal nga tama ko ka responsable, pero kabalo ko maghandle sang mga butang.


So, ngaa indi ako ang mahamdle sina kung pwede man lang. Ngaa ihatag ko pa sa iba nga indi ako sure nga maubra na nila. Ngaa indi ko magpadalagan gov nga bal-an ko nga better kung ako ang mapadalagan. Kung ako madaog, mas damo pa ang maubra ko kag makay-o ko pa guid, kaysa ara lang ko gacomment pero indi ka sure kung ang comment mo ginapamati-an. If elected, ano guid ang iprioritize mo? For first sem, U-Day; ang aim ta is maging champion. Amo na first sem, ubrahon ta sa lab-ot sang aton masarangan nga maging champion kita. Kag para sa second sem, ang E-Day. so we'll bring back the spirit, the glory sang E-Day. Why should Engineering choose Arven Talite for Governor? A m o na gani

ginbutang ko ang achievements ko kag inubrahan, kay gusto ko ipakita sa Engineering students nga mas deserving ako kay may inubrahan ako kag may maubra ako. May plano, may direksyon, may plataporma nga husto kag no hidden agenda. Dapat ako ang botohon kay indi ko mapromisa nga machampion ang Engineering, pero ubrahon ko ang the best ko, ang the best sang tanan nga maging mayo ang COE, maging champion ang Engineering. Mapadalagan ka, wala ka pa plano kung ano ang imo target, ako may ara na. First sem palang, ara na, naplastar na ang plano ko. Ako ang dapat botohon, kay maubra ko na kag napamatud-an ko naman kung ano ang masarangan ko.

It’s Time for E-Day!

Maximum Shear


MASTERS OF THE BOARD. Aicyleen Gaitan (4th from left), CE-IV, and other Iloilo representatives win first runner-up medals in Chess Women’s Category in WVPRISAAA 2014.

COE players represent Iloilo province in regional PRISAA BY ian kirby sevillano

Eleven students from CPU College of Engineering won in the 9TH West Visayas Private Schools Athletic Association (WVPRISAA) Meet that took place in San Jose, Antique on January 07 -12. Of 263 overall medals for the entire Iloilo delegation, the eleven managed to bag eight individual medals, seven among those were gold Medals and one, a silver. Among the medalists was Louise Anne Neptuno, now in her second year in the Civil Engineering curriculum, who won two gold medals and a silver in Swimming. Neptuno, who was also the victor of the 2013 University Day Women's Triathlon, managed to help the Iloilo Swimming Team finish as champions in the swimming competitions. Other gold medalists were Noel Vincent Crucero (PkgEII) and John Michael Silvederio (ECE-I) for Chess Men's Category, Norberto Cartama (CEIV) for Table Tennis Doubles

TEAM ILOILO DOMINATION. Delegates from Iloilo bring home most medals in WVPRISAA Meet 2014 at San Jose, Antique.

Men's Category, Jim Simpas (CE-I) for Taekwondo Men's Category, and Kimberly C. Famorcan (CE-II) for Karatedo Women's Category. Other future engineers also provided valuable contributions in their respective team's win. Among these are Jayson Eugalca (EE-I) and Jay-ar Galia (EE-I), who contributed to their team's championship victory on Sepak Takraw Men's

Division and Mark Alquinn Flores (ECE-IV) who also played to help his team in capturing the championship on the Lawn Tennis Men's Division. Danniel Eddison Lumibao (EE-II) also aided Iloilo's Men's Volleyball team to win 1st Runner-up and Aicyleen Gaitan also did her part in the Women's Chess team's 1st Runner-up finish.

Ultimate: The Sport from Pie Platters

BY Russel Renz Garcia First, let me clear that Frisbee is to brand as Ultimate is to sport. Engineering students are always sighted in campus throwing and catching discs. In fact, the CoE Ultimate Team is one of the powerhouses of Ultimate prowess. Recently, they grabbed the gold for Ultimate during the UDay celebrations. But where did this game all started from and why are we hooked to it? Ultimate was founded in Columbia High School, New Jersey, USA by Joel Silver and Jared Kass, who were then students. Some say that the disc was inspired from the empty pie platters of the Frisbie Baking Company which were tossed and caught by students in Connecticut. Different colleges then claimed to be the home of ultimate. But the official rules were crafted at

Columbia High. Ultimate does not require a referee because it relies on the sportsmanship of the players to maintain fair play. The game requires agility and stamina. A person has to run a playing field 70 yards long and 40 yards wide. Also, the game says, "if the disc is in play, don't stop running." I, for one, had a hard time catching my breath w h i l e playing. And f o r t h e

record, more Frisbees were sold than footballs, basketballs, and baseballs combined. Just imagine how people really love Ultimate. "I remember one time running for a pass and leaping up in the air and feeling the Frisbee making it into my hand and feeling the perfect synchrony and the joy of the moment, and as I landed I said to myself, 'This is the ultimate g a m e . This is the ultimate game.'"Jared Kass

File photo:U-Day 2013

Last University Day 2013, the College of Engineering (COE) finished fourth place and one of the contributing factors is the points delivered by Engineering Players and Athletes in the different sporting events. As veteran engineering players are about to say good bye to COE, it is up to the younger players to carry on the fire. One of the most important training and scouting grounds for Engineering Sports Teams has been the Engineering Day Sports Tournaments which is a great harvesting ground for raw talent and pure potential of players. The difference between regular tryouts for U-Day and Engineering Day Games has been the amount of time each player has a chance to showcase his/her skills. U-Day Tryouts often base your performance by just making you play in one or two 5-10 minute games or drills together with competition much larger than a class section, (some even twice as large) which is often not enough for some players to show what they've really got. E-Day Games on the other hand showcase games in which players have increased playing time since they could play the whole game and with only few players playing in their respective organization, they really have a chance to play. This year's E-Day sports schedule improved by starting early and an early start means more games. With basketball and volleyball, two of the top sports dominated by COE, started a month before the College Day, which would enable coaches and other U-Day players to scout for undiscovered players in the mix. "E-Day sports is important for the development of the UDay sports because it promotes camaraderie and cohesiveness within a team while each student can showcase their own potential in a given sport. It is also the best opportunity, for us senior players, to scout new talents that are capable in representing the College of Engineering for the upcoming Uday event," said Kevin Santos, captain of the COE's Men Football Team. Not only will the E-Day games be a perfect scouting ground but it enables U-Day players also to practice and improve their skills. U-Day games may be 7 months away but being in a competitive tournament would surely knock the dust off after 5 months of inactivity. Aside from scouting players, more of its purpose is really to provide fun, camaraderie and a chance for us busy engineers to loosen up. Additionally, many students who don't know or haven't ever played the sport are also given a chance to play and to participate. Everyone can play in the EDay games, but only the best selections play for the University Day games. It might serve as a selection process, but its main importance is to provide a well-rounded environment for students to have fun and get to know each other better, as well as sporting friendly competition not only with each other but also with the faculty and staff of the College of Engineering," said Hector Ledesma, a top player of the COE's Men Football Team.

CPU hosts first Flag Football game in Panay

BY ian kirby sevillano There had been many firsts in Central Philippine University. We have the first nursing school in the Philippines and the first student government in the country, as well as the first Packaging and Software Engineering Courses. On February 12, 2014, CPU was once again a pioneer as it held the first Flag Football Game Exhibition here in the Panay Island. Flag football is a non-physical approach to the game of tackle football. Flags are attached to each player and instead of the tackle used in the conventional American Football, the flag is pulled from the holder of the ball to incur a stoppage of play. The initiative was started by the International Students Organization (ISO) and was part of another first, the Centralian Fest, which was spearheaded by the CPU Republic. One of the game's pioneering members is a software engineering student and current president of the ISO, Michael Renker. "As a member of the Iloilo Warriors and as president of the ISO, I would like to shout out. Who's time is it? Our time! This famous chant came from JR Coronica, who is the first Ilonggo Tackle Football player playing for our national tackle football team, Aguilas Pilipinas, and will play this March in Japan," Renker said. The team wishes to promote the sport to other students and invites others to join them in enjoying this brand new sport here in Iloilo. For those who wish to join just visit the ISO office at the 4th Floor Henry Luce III for schedules or visit their Facebook page by searching Iloilo Warriors.

The CPU Engineer Newspaper  

November 2013-March 2014 Issue. The CPU Engineer is the Official Campus Publication of Central Philippine University College of Engineering...

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