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A cool keep for STI Students

February 2010

Cover Story

Make Way for

Halalan 2010 Cyber Alert!

Online Journalism Takes Over the Worldwide Web


NYC is back! How Mature areFindYou? out now!

Know More About our Next President:

Make Your Vote Count!

Save the World By Taking a Vacation

Pinoy Pride Rules!

STI Sports Reloaded



Editorial Staff Editor-in-chief: Elbert de Guzman Managing Editors: Jennymarie Dy Karen Precious La Rosa Eva Pabilonia


Reading between the rapper’s lines


Are You Ready to be… a Chef?

In this Issue 4

Campus News

COVER STORY 12 The Journey of the Yellow Army SPECIAL FEATURES 3 Be the SOLUTION! Take a Vacation! 9 Journalism Takes Over the Cyberworld 10 2010 Presidential Candidates: Know your Next President! 14 5 Easy Steps to Vote in an Automated Election 18 How Mature are You? 20 STI Idol: Success Starts from Valuing Yourself 22 Writer’s Block 23 Fun Page: How Pinoy are You?

Associate Editors: Karen Ocampo Connie Andrada Bang Lawag Jenny Bobadilla Contributors: Avegale Acosta Eva Marie Almoite Emman Ciriaco Julius John dela Rosa Sara Dimmeler Jessebelle Erasquin Salvacion Garcera Mhel Garrido Ezra Thess Guevarra Sarah Indemne Mary Jane Lucero Jara Neriza Magsano Mark Molina Osias Nepomuceno Stefanie Marie Samaniego Lina Fe Simoy Layout and Design: Arlene Angeles

Editor’s Note Dear Readers, Are you already looking forward to your summer vacation or have you already made plans for your twomonth escapade? Well, wherever you plan to go, be sure to block off May 10 in your calendar and take time to vote! Through the years, STI has been stalwartly urging the whole STI community to be nation builders. We also had our share of social responsibility in various projects, both in national and local activities. And through our partnership with ABS-CBN, we have been the watchdogs in the previous four elections – diligently doing our share to ensure that we have a clean and honest elections. As such, we greatly encourage everyone (of legal age) to make sure that your votes count in the upcoming election. Since this year is the first time that voting will be done electronically, be sure to find out how it is properly done. It will be a shame to waste your vote just because you didn’t do it right. STIMULI is a publication of STI.

Now is the right time for our voices to be heard. Get to know your candidates, check out their profiles and their platforms, and on May 10, make sure to vote wisely. With this simple act, you have already contributed a lot to our country. On a lighter note, we also have several feature stories in this issue that will surely tickle your fancy. Do you know that Gloc 9 is also an STIer? Read his story and find out how well he deals with the pressures of being a rap artist and a student at the same time. Find out about the latest news in Ecotourism and Online Journalism, and how you can practice them. Do you feel and think younger than what your age really is? Take the quiz and find out how mature you are! These are just some of the stories that will stimulate you, so start turning the pages!

Send your original poems, short stories, comments, and questions to the STIMULI Editorial Team at the STI Academic Center, University Parkway Drive, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig 1634 or email


By: Karen Precious La Rosa Editor

Summer is just a few blinks away, and you know what that means – it’s time for a vacation! Are you ready to level up your summer vacation this year? With the right ingredients, you can make your trip with family and friends fun, memorable, and very valuable! Making Momma Proud

Mother Earth and our very own mother land, the Philippines, have been crying foul over the past few decades because of different manmade causes like deforestation, air, water, and soil pollution, which hurt our environment. It is scary to admit that due to our very own actions, devastations from typhoons like Ondoy and Pepeng are wrecking havoc to our country. But did you know that even the seemingly entertaining and “un-environmental” things – like taking a vacation for example – can make a positive impact in our quest to care for our environment? In 1991, the Department of Tourism (DOT) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Tourism Organization (WTO) instituted the Philippine Tourism Master Plan (TMP). The TMP aims to position the Philippines as “a world-class tourism destination under the guiding principle of sustainable tourism development.” This led to the birth of “ECOTOURISM” in 1992.

Two sides of the Coin: Ecotourism and Responsible Travel

Ecotourism or Ecological Tourism is an instrument of the government aimed to ensure that nature and man will be working hand-in-hand to protect and manage natural resources, culture and indigenous knowledge and practices, environmental education and ethics, as well as foster and pursue economic benefits for the enrichment of host communities while satisfying visitors. On our end, as responsible citizens of this country and children of our homeland, we are expected to advocate responsible travel. Responsible Travel is about minimizing your impact while maximizing your connection with the people and the environment. Its core lies in making a positive contribution and having the most rewarding and inspiring travel experiences of your life.

Both Ecotourism and Responsible Travel are focused on three key issues: Key Issue: Environment As the citizen: What is the impact of our actions on the environment? How can we make positive contributions to the conservation of biodiversity, wilderness, natural and human heritage? As the government: What environmentally-sustainable mechanisms can be put in place to protect our environment? Key Issue: Social / Cultural As the citizen: Are we able to respect the culture and traditions while travelling? Do we foster authentic interaction and greater understanding between the travelers and the hosts? As the government: Are our activities and policies in place socially equitable? Key Issue: Economic As the citizen: Are we able to provide financial benefits for the host community? Are we able to ensure the principles of fair trade? As the government: Are our systems implemented economically viable – for the country as a whole, and the community in focus? Can this help the development of our country, benefitting local communities especially the poor and marginalized sectors of our society?

Sites and Activities

Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park and World Heritage Site

Located right in the middle of the Sulu Sea. One of the most beautiful dive spots in the Philippines.

Donsol Whale Shark Interaction

Located in Donsol, Sorsogon. Swim alongside these majestic creatures.

Lake Sebu

Located in T’boli, South Cotabato. An area of national significance characterized by the harmonious interaction of man and land.

Batanes Islands

Located in the Province of Batanes. The fabled land of stunning landscapes.

Why would you want to be a part of the problem? Choose to contribute to the solution! The littlest and most fun things in life can help spell difference to some of the biggest dilemmas of our world. Go on and save the world, take a vacation! Know more about the Philippines, Ecotourism, and Responsible Travel, visit our sources: | |

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STIers Show Big Support to the 21st Philippine Ad Congress By: Karen Precious La Rosa and Jennymarie Dy Editors

More than 130 student volunteers, along with faculty and staff members from STI College-Olongapo, STI College-Makati, and STI College-Global City were selected to provide support during the 21st Philippine Advertising Congress (PAC) held on November 18-21 at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center. The theme for this year, “Perspectives: Ano sa Tingin Mo?” aims to inspire new and multi-dimensional ways of thinking for the advertising industry to overcome its challenges. It also addresses the issue on the economic crisis that the country is experiencing today. The 21st PAC also saw the launch of “Brand Aid,” a long-term project that will unite the advertising industry and become its nerve center for future calamity relief operations. But for now, the PAC pledged to donate 1.3 million from the Araw Awards’ tickets sales to the Philippine National Red Cross Baguio Chapter for the victims of typhoon Pepeng. As early as September this year until the last day of the 21st PAC, our volunteers showcased their commitment and dedication from the pre-production work to tasks that include manning the registration

STIers have proven once again that we can do anything we set our hearts and minds to as long as we live up to the STI Way. The hard work and perseverance of our students has reflected positively in our image as an educational institution with reliable students who know how to work hard even with long hours, flexible and not selective of tasks assigned to them, and more importantly, are willing to give an extra mile because of the belief that service comes first. This is the first time that the PAC committee decided to select student volunteers from only one school, and we are glad that we are able to keep up with their expectations. Congratulations to the 21st PAC committee and STI College-Olongapo, STI College-Makati, and STI College-Global City for a job well done! Volunteers from the Program Committee are still all smiles after their long and tiring shift.

Volunteers of STI College-Olongapo are very busy distributing lootbags to the delegates at the 21st PAC registration booth. The beautiful and handsome student volunteers of the Protocol Committee ham it up for the camera with their Head from the Ad Congress Committee, Ms. Fely Rosales (top row, center in glasses).

booth for delegates, ushering media guests, VIPs and representatives, to coordinating with speakers, assisting the Creative committee during the pre-screening and judging of the highly anticipated Araw Awards, among others.

Not even the scorching heat can stop our students in assisting the Special Events Committee. The agility, strength, and courage of the delegates were tested in the Leap of Faith booth.

Zita Ozaki, a student volunteer for the PR and Publicity Committee, is busy attending to the needs of the local and national media covering the 21st PAC.

The very attentive student volunteers of the Registration committee.

Big smiles! Students from the Hotels and Meals Committee welcome delegates as they enter the dining hall for their sumptuous banquet. Lonely? N-ah! Garry Rivera, a Security student volunteer, makes sure no one enters the “forbidden areas.”


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The Araw Awards volunteers worked the longest – from pre-judging to judging week, where they spent 4 days locked in the luxurious Makati Shangri-La Hotel, sorting out the TV, print, and radio advertising entries from different advertising agencies.

The “most-traveled” student volunteers. The students helping out the Sports Committee visited a lot of venues to accommodate various events from the 5k Fun Run Badminton, to 3- Point Shootout and Billiards.

CampusNews STI College – Legazpi Tops Computer Proficiency Test By: Salvacion L. Garcera, Instructor STI College – Legazpi

STI College – Legazpi’s BSCoE Instructor, Joel B. Balasta, surpassed 30 other examinees as he topped the National Computer Center (NCC) Programming National Certification IV Computer Proficiency Test conducted in the Bicol Region. Balasta obtained a rating of 93.4% which is 13 points higher than the 80% passing rate.

a student, he seemed just like any other regular guy whose goal was to simply finish his course. However, as years passed by, his skills came out and he graduated Cum Laude in 2006. Right after graduation, he joined the faculty of STI College – Legazpi and became one of their talented instructors.

This earned him a national certificate that would qualify him to take the assessor’s certification exam of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). Certified Assessors evaluate instructors who also would like to obtain any TESDA Certification Exam.

Even though he is now reaping the fruits of his labor, he still continually hones his skills, nurtures his knowledge, and unceasingly seeks for opportunities that will let him achieve more glory. To sharpen his programming skills, he works as a freelance programmer and is earning quite a reputation here in Legazpi, Albay.

Balasta has been with STI College – Legazpi for eight years (five years as a student and three years as an instructor). As

When asked about how he felt about his achievements, he expressed his gratitude to everyone who became part of his life and helped in shaping him to be the kind of person he is right now.

STI, Google Participate in Trade Shows By: Emman Ciriaco, Faculty STI College – Taft

Students from STI College – Taft helped out STI’s long-time partner, Google, as the latter participated in a series of events held at the SMX Mall of Asia Convention Center – PhilConstruct Business Expo on November 12-15, 2009 and the World Entrepreneur Business Expo on November 19-22, 2009. Together with Google Country Manager Aileen Apolo, our students Mana Sanchez, Clare Inonog, Jane Guya, Arvin Dimapilis, and Harrie Avila entertained visitors as they inquired and registered in the Google booth. It was a good experience for our students as they met representatives from various known companies in the IT industry STIers have fun while helping out Aileen Apolo in the Google booth. and also witnessed firsthand the top-of-the-line gadgets exhibited in the events. In both events, Google offered free web advertising in its search engines to interested people and the first 200 companies to sign up were provided with free website development services powered by STI and Google.

(L-R) Benette Alinduza (GoNegosyo), Mr. Monico Jacob (STI), Commissioner Mon Ibrahim (CICT), Derek Callow (Google), Thelma Dumpit-Murillo (CITEM)

This is part of STI and Google’s partnership billed as the Philippines MSME Business Stimulus Package, a landmark project aimed to give a helping hand to the country’s micro, small, and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs). The partnership is in association with the Department of Trade and Industry - Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (DTI-CITEM), Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE) through its banner program Go Negosyo, Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT), and the Philippine Marketing Association (PMA). Visit to read more about the MSME Business Stimulus Package.

STI Joins Nationwide School Champs in Food Showdown ABS-CBN Publishing’s Foodie magazine invited STI to participate in the 3rd National Food Showdown Competition held last September. Featuring exciting activities for both the professionals and students with the showdown theme “The Making of World Class Chefs,” this year’s national competition showcased an array of food masterpieces by representatives from different colleges and universities.

STI Pasay Team

The STI College-Balagtas team joined the first leg of the Chef Wars at Kulinarya category which introduces Filipino recipes, the STI

Pasay team participated in the Bar and Dining Challenge under the Table Setting Category, and the STI College-Cubao team stirred the judges in the Complete Chef: Fruit and Vegetable Carving Challenge.

STI College - Cubao Team

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Second Wave of “Once on This Island” Musicale Hits STI College – Ormoc

Hearing Impaired and Foreign Enrollees on the Rise at Marie Almoite, Instructor STI College – Baguio By:STIEvaCollege – Baguio

By: Martina Madula, Faculty STI College – Ormoc

“I found out about STI on their website when I was still in Saudi Arabia. Then I decided to study here. During my stay last semester, the faculty members were nice and friendly. The students were also very pleasant although some of them were a bit shy due to the language barrier. Right now, I can only speak and understand English. Despite that minor problem, I still enjoyed my stay. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I have convinced some of my friends to enroll at STI next semester,” says Fawaz Mohamed Nour, a Sudanese student.

The Performing Arts Organization of STI College – Ormoc successfully brought to life the tale of a small Caribbean island at the French Antilles last February. Due to popular demand, their debut performance has earned them a second season! Members of the Performing Arts Organization sang and danced their hearts out in the musical play titled “Once on This Island.” The experience proved to be very constructive for the students as it became an outlet for them to be wellrounded individuals. The play was produced and directed by STI College – Ormoc Vice President Monchu Lucero who believes that the play, and other plays to come, is a good opportunity for their students to hone and showcase their talents. Cast members are from different departments and year levels who underwent auditions and workshops for their parts. Most members are scholars who showed exceptional talent in the performing arts.

Fawaz is just one among the growing number of foreign students who have found a second home in STI College – Baguio. Nebil Saeed Osman, also from Africa, shared that he too has managed to persuade his friends to transfer to STI with him. They all feel happy and satisfied with the school they have chosen as it gives them a socially warm and welcoming atmosphere that allows them to actively participate in school. Apart from its relaxing atmosphere and soothing climate, the school continuously provides appropriate learning systems that encourage students to adapt readily in a multicultural environment. Aside from the foreign enrollees, the population of students with hearing impairment also continues to grow in STI every semester. Even though a number of instructors do not understand the sign language, they remain patient and understanding in catering to the specials needs of these students – to the extent of writing down the entire lecture on the board just so these kids can catch up or schedule additional sessions during consultation periods. While those who know how to do sign language, may it be a student or an instructor, make use of their free time sharing their special skill to those who want to learn it. True to its advocacy of promoting quality education to every student regardless of race and disability, while providing a healthy social environment conducive to learning, STI College – Baguio truly serves as the students’ home away from home.

STI College – Global City Hosted 2nd “Write IT Right” For the second time around, the Information Technology Journalists Association of the Philippines (CyberPress) and EMC Philippines tapped STI College – Global City to host the 2nd Write IT Right on-the-spot IT writing contest. The event was held last November 28, 2009 at the STI Academic Center, and aims to showcase the importance of information technology in education through IT journalism.

Alfred Yuzon, Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature Hall of Famer


High School students from various public and private schools joined the competition. This year, a mock press conference was held wherein students acted as journalists while STI Brand Manager Karen Precious La Rosa served as their resource person who discussed key points about STI. After the press conference, contestants were given an hour to write their stories. The winning

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piece is set to be featured in selected publications associated with CyberPress members.

Students from various high schools eagerly listened to the speakers and prepared to write their essays in the IT Skills Lab

STI Brand Manager Karen La Rosa talked about STI to student participants

CyberPress group together with the contestants

CyberPress President Jing Garcia

Christmas in our Hearts


By: Sara Dimmeler, 1st year IT STI College – Taft

On December 15, 2009, STI College – Taft together with the Dolphy Aid Foundation and SM Advantage gave a warm and unforgettable Christmas surprise to 60 street children.

they are not used to such low temperature surroundings. Those in our group who have jackets handed them over to some of the children to keep them warm.

As students of STI, we volunteered to spend our free time with children who may have been through hardships that we can only hear and think of. The celebration was held at the SM Mall of Asia’s Science Discovery Center – dubbed as the first interactive science center in the country.

Afterwards, we toured the children around the virtual coral reefs, the robotics, and media city. Seeing all the innovations and science wonders for the first time,it was almost a struggle to keep the children from being overexcited and jumpy. But at the same time it left us with an overwhelming feeling knowing how much they enjoyed and admired the place.

While waiting for the children to arrive, excitement and eagerness were pictured on each of our faces. Everyone was focused on setting up the function room and making sure everything was ready when suddenly, a wave of enthusiastic children stormed the place. All were delighted that the event was about to start. The program started with the children showing off their artistic skills – the girls painted their beautiful Disney princess figurines while the boys worked on Santa Clause. Throughout the event, we all bonded with the children. We got to know them better and made them feel comfortable. Different stories were told by each child, from how old they are and how many siblings they have to what their favorite past times are and what they want to become in the future. Each story was a heartbreaking one, knowing what kind of hardships they had to go through at such a young age but when they smiled back, we knew Ates and Kuyas from STI eagerly help the children with their painting it was okay to let them open up to us. We were like their real Kuyas and Ates, patiently listening to their stories. We shared this very heartwarming experience with celebrities like Eric, Epy, and Vandolph Ouizon with wife Jenny, and even some of STI’s media friends. During the program, Eric gave inspiring words while Elbert De Guzman, STI’s Vice President for Communications, elucidated the true purpose of our small get-together. The short yet meaningful messages surely kept the children cheerful and even more excited to explore the Discovery Center. The true excitement waiting for all of us came when we entered the Digistar Planetarium. It was the best experience, teaching the children about the heavenly bodies while it was being displayed on a full dome theatre. While all this was going on, most of the children also felt cold since

At the end of the tour, snacks and gift bags were given out. The hall was filled with laughter, storytelling, and exuberant faces. Before we called it a day, several pictures were taken during the wonderful day. Hugs and goodbyes were also exchanged by everyone.

The event ended with happy smiles from everyone

We know that the event was a success because of the children’s beaming faces. It was an event like no other and it will mark us for life. The children have touched our hearts as we gave them hope and brought Christmas back to their lives. We say that the real spirit of giving was surely with us that day.

STI College – Cubao’s Newest Guild By: Stefanie Marie Samaniego, 2nd year BSIT STI College – Cubao

Elbert de Guzman of STI gives a short inspirational message to everyone

A few years ago, STI College – Cubao’s Programmers’ Guild was just an idea which has now turned into a reality. Fully supported by the IT Department, students with promising credentials were carefully selected to be members of the Guild and were immediately given the responsibility of sharing their knowledge and passion to other students. The Guild is also tasked to assist the school in projects where IT support is needed and to encourage everyone to be more aware of the latest technology trends. After the launch of the Programmers’ Guild, members underwent a series of workshops and seminars to further hone their skills. One of these was the public speaking workshop entitled “Express Yourself.” It was conducted last December 9, 2009 by Mr. Mark Molina, Communications Head for School Operations. The participants were given tips such as how to improve their communication skills, especially in talking in front of an audience, and developing a strong dose of self-confidence.

Eric and Vandolph Quizon assist in giving the snacks to the children

It was certainly one of the most inspiring activities the students ever had and they now look forward to other activities that will help them become well-rounded individuals!

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For a Change

By: Jara Neriza Magsano, 4th year BSN STI College – Baguio

On our third month, our project was the closest and dearest to our hearts because it involved the children living in the vicinity. The percentage of malnutrition was alarmingly high and we knew that it would haunt us if we didn’t do anything about it. So we planned and executed a feeding program in their local gymnasium. It was a whole day activity wherein children could play and easily understand the importance of healthy eating. We also made a basic food diagram for their mothers. We fed them with the humble meal that our group prepared. It was heartwarming to see the children smile and say “thank you, ate” as if it was Christmas. We even decorated their local Barangay learning center – painted the walls and posted drawings so the children will be encouraged to study. It was something that one will have a hard time to forget.

Everyone today seemed to be so engrossed with various tech vibes, such as Facebook’s interactive activities and Twitter. So when it was time for our Community Nursing program, it was a different learning experience for us. After getting used to lying around and twiddling in our computers almost the whole day, getting out in the sun and doing actual labor was not an easy change. It was a tedious assignment which required technical mastery expected from all of us. No matter how daunting the project was, it didn’t stop us from giving our best to the project. Equipped with our OB bags, umbrellas, and common sense, we marched on to a local community where the people welcomed us warmly, like they knew that our presence would be something of good use and would make a significant difference in their lives. When we got there, we didn’t know what to do and knowing that everyone was expecting something from us, we had to draw up something quickly. We gave it careful thought and advanced to the field, this time with a goal set in mind. It was to find the dilemmas of the people and hopefully address them in a way that our capacity as student nurses would be maximized. It was a whole new experience. For our first month, we hiked the hills of Baguio to ask the people what their greatest concerns were with regard to healthcare. Some had a little difficulty speaking another dialect, while others were challenged with walking the high altitude trails. On the second month, we got to experience the whole farming mechanics: plowing dry soil, fertilizing it, and then planting herbal plants that the community could use in the future. The climate was humid but we weathered through it. Our team supported and uplifted each other to create a better outcome. We have prevailed. And before we knew it, we created a mini garden from a once neglected lot.

Getting ready for plowing

Feeding Program

Yes, it was very tiring – waking up early morning, trudging along the hills, avoiding stray dogs , getting down and dirty with fertilized soil, and finding a way to paint the ceiling. But as a whole, it was a lifechanging experience. Along our journey, we become closer than ever, enjoying chilly early morning coffee breaks, watching horror movies after work, and even cracking jokes whenever the situation got so intense. Our group was so dynamic and energetic, the program didn’t become a big deal for us. It was wrong that we judged community labor as a battlefield when in fact it was a piece of life. An amazing piece of life that gave us a chance to affect people’s lives. In return, it leaves a watermark in our lives that once upon a time, we changed a small portion of the Earth, for the better.

Herbal Planting

The caring group of Nursing students help out a local community in Baguio

STIers Support Blood Donation Drive Nursing students and faculty members of STI College – San Pablo hosted a Blood Donation Drive on September 30, 2009 at the school’s Microbiology Lab. This is not the first time that STI College-San Pablo contributed in the Philippine National Red Cross’ (PNRC) goal of helping save lives through national blood service and donation campaign. Since there is scarcity of blood donations today, this blood drive will be of great help to many patients in various hospitals, particularly to the indigent people who are to undergo blood transfusion. A total of 36 units of blood was donated and collected by the PNRC Team San Pablo Chapter.


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Educating the children about malnutrition

By: Mary Jane Lucero, 4th year BSN STI College – San Pablo

Kudos to our fellow STIers for their unwavering dedication and service to helping out our community!

Our brave STIers not only collected but also donated blood


Journalism takes over

Cyberworld By: Jennymarie Dy Editor

Journalism has evolved so much throughout the history of mankind. Before, people see journalism as an activity that is fit for smart people. Now, thanks to the wonders of technology, it is able to transcend boundaries and has become interactive. As more and more people begin sharing their thoughts and opinions on a wide range of topics via the internet, a new type of journalism was born — and it is now called Online Journalism (or more popularly known as blogging). Online journalism has undeniably caught the interest of a lot of people from all walks of life. The Buzz around Online Journalism • It’s real time. Online Journalism can be published in real time, updating breaking news and events as they happen. Just as people gather around the TV, radio or newspaper, people can also gather and attend real-time events online in chat rooms, forums, and discussion boards.

readers can also reply to right away. And before you know it, a bulletin board-style discussion with people from different corners of the world has already started.

• Multimedia. Online Journalism can include various multimedia elements – text and graphics, music, video, animation, etc. which makes it even more interesting to the readers.

Be Responsible!

• Interactive. Hyperlinks are the key for this interactivity on the web, linking a set of web pages, which may include more hyperlinks to other websites. In Online Journalism, the readers unknowingly become participants as they click their way through a hyperlinked set of pages. It also encourages everyone to continue to explore the issue/topic onhand through the various threads posted by the writer. • More versatile in telling a story. Through the web’s interactivity and hyperlinking, the writer gives the readers more opportunities to look at a particular story from multiple points of view. The lack of serious space limitations allows the writer to develop a story more fully and to publish source documents and background materials. • Feedback is quick. A reader can post a comment to the article instantly, with just a few clicks in the computer, in which the writer and other




Thou Shall Not Steal If you want to grow as a blogger and make a name for yourself, stealing ideas is a big NO! Do not copy and paste other popular articles. If you are going to use it as a reference, give them the proper credit. Just write what you can and slowly you will find your writing has evolved together with your blog. Thou Shall Concentrate on Content You may get 50,000 visitors today but if they didn’t find your article/ entry interesting, they may not come back. Your main motive is to make first time visitors a repeat visitor. So, focus on your content. Good content is the key to a successful blog.

• Be careful with hyperlinks. It’s so easy to post various links that are related to your article. However, you have to exercise caution too. You have to be critical with the websites you choose to include in your article. • Choose appropriately the type of media you will use online – the videos, audios, photos, texts, etc. • Acknowledge properly the sources of the photos, videos, and audios that you featured in your online article. • Verify your information. In any type of journalism, it is very important that you check and re-check the information you write down in your article. Is it accurate? Is your source reliable? Source:

Thou Shall Not Insult Your blog is your own media. You can use it to promote yourself or anybody else, or hurt someone. Refrain from bashing somebody. It may seem like a fine idea but, remember the old adage, “what goes around, comes around.” Thou Shall Recognize Readers Your readers are what makes you a better blogger. Their loyalty, suggestions, and insights into your article help you grow. In return, acknowledge them and show them that they are appreciated. Thou Shall Not Lie Don’t start your blog with a lie. Once somebody finds out you’re lying, it will certainly hurt your reputation and the overall growth of your blog. Honesty rules! Source:

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By: Jennymar Editor

This summer will surely change the course of our lives for the next six years! Right now, most people are already planning their summer vacations – places they should go to and new adventures to experience. However, be sure to include in your list the 2010 national elections on May 10! There are a lot of things you can do to help out in the upcoming elections but the most important of them is to VOTE for the right candidate you deem worthy of leading our country. We usually complain about the people in power and that they don’t serve the country as well as they should. So now, it’s time for you to step up and make sure your voices are heard. Mark your calendar and vote wisely! To help you out, we compiled a short profile of each of the candidates. The candidates are arranged alphabetically and are part of the official list of candidates as of writing. Their profiles are likewise primarily based on their official websites and other related links deemed necessary.

Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III Political Party: Liberal Party Educational Background: Ateneo de Manila University (Grade School & High School) Ateneo de Manila University (AB Economics) Public Service Career: 1998-2007 – Congressman (Tarlac, 2nd District) 2007-present – Senator Campaign Slogan: “Tanggalin ang Tiwali. Itama ang Mali. Laban na Tapat. Laban ng Lahat.” Website:

Facebook Face-Off The leading contenders for the presidency proved to be not too old for Facebook. Facebook (FB) defines itself as a social utility that connects people with friends. 10 Stimuli | February 2010

John Carlos “JC” De Los Reyes Political Party: Ang Kapatiran Party Educational Background: Ateneo de Manila University (Grade School) De La Salle University (High School) Franciscan University of Steubenville, USA (BA in Theology) University of the Philippines (Master in Public Administration) Saint Louis University, Baguio (Master in Laws) Public Service Career: 1995-present – Councilor (Olongapo City) Campaign Slogan: “Vote in Common Good. Vote out graft and corruption. Vote in pro-environment” Website:

Joseph “Erap” Estrada Political Party: Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino Educational Background: Ateneo de Manila University (Grade School & High School) Mapua Institute of Technology (Engineering) Public Service Career: 1967-1973 – Mayor (San Juan) 1987-1992 – Senator 1992-1998 – Vice President of the Philippines; Presidential Adviser on Crime Prevention and Law; Chairman of the Presidential Anti-Crime Commission (PACC) 1998-2001 – President of the Philippines Campaign Slogan: “Walang tutulong sa Pilipino kung hindi ang kapwa Pilipino” Website:

Richard “Dick” Gordon Political Party: Bagumbayan Educational Background: San Juan de Letran College (Grade School) Ateneo de Manila University (High School) Ateneo de Manila University (AB History and Government) University of the Philippines (Bachelor of Laws) Public Service Career: 1980-1993 – Mayor (Olongapo City)

In the 2008 US Elections, President Barack Obama utilized the FB in his 21-month campaign. His group managed to raise half a billion dollars online and it was a big factor in his victory. Inspired by his innovative strategy, political operators and strategists of the eight presidential candidates also made use of the digital campaign – the use of email, text messages, and social networking sites like FB and Multiply – to get more “fans” and online “supporters” for their respective candidates. In the digital race, Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III of the Liberal Party is ahead of the pack as of January 2, 2010.

SPECIAL FEATURE 1992-1998 – Chairman and Administrator, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (Olongapo City) 2001-2004 – Department of Tourism Secretary 2004-present – Senator Campaign Slogan: “Leadership must be earned, not bought nor inherited” Website:

Maria Ana Consuelo “Jamby” MadrigalValade Political Party: Independent candidate Educational Background: Assumption Convent Makati (Grade School and High School) Sacred Heart School, USA (High School) Sta. Clara University, USA (AB Economics and French) Public Service Career: 1992-1998 – Department of Social Welfare and Development Undersecretary 1999-2001 – Presidential Adviser for Children’s Affairs 2004-present – Senator Campaign Theme: Pro-women and pro-poor advocate Website:

Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro, Jr. Political Party: Lakas-Kampi-CMD Educational Background: Xavier School (Grade School and High School) De La Salle University (BS Commerce Major in Financial Institutions) University of the Philippines (Bachelor of Laws) Harvard Law School (Master of Laws) West Negros University of Bacolod (Honorary Doctor of Laws) Public Service Career: 1980-1986 – Member, Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Tarlac 1998-2007 – Congressman (Tarlac, 1st District) 2007-2009 – National Defense Secretary and Chairman of the National Disaster Coordinating Council

Eddie Villanueva Political Party: Bangon Pilipinas Educational Background: Lolomboy Elementary School, Bumbang Elementary School, Bunlo Elementary School (Grade School) Meycauayan Institute, St. Mary’s Meycauayan (High School) Polytechnic University of the Philippines (BS Commerce Major in Economics and Minor in Finance) University of the Philippines (College of Law) Promise Christian University, USA (Doctorate in Divinity) Public Service Career: 1978-present – Spiritual Director and President, Jesus is Lord Church 1990-present – Chairman and Owner, ZOE Broadcasting Network Campaign Slogan: “Seven Es – empower the people, emancipate the people, educate the people, elevate the living standards of the people, energize the economy, eradicate bad governance, and establish peace in the land.” Website:

Manuel “Manny” Villar Political Party: Nacionalista Party Educational Background: Holy Child Catholic School (Grade School) Mapua Institute of Technology (High School) University of the Philippines (BS in Business Administration) University of the Philippines (MA in Business Administration and Accountancy) Public Service Career: 1992-2001 – Congressman (Las Piňas and Muntinlupa) 2001-present – Senator Campaign Slogan: “Galing sa mahirap, para sa mahirap” Website:


Campaign Slogan: “Galing, Talino: para sa mabilis na pagbabago” Website:

So far, on their official pages in the online social networking site, Aquino has 210,988 supporters; Sen. Manuel Villar (Nacionalista Party), 158,016 fans, plus 2,756 in two other FB public profiles; former Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro (Lakas-Kampi-CMD), 26,907 fans and 3,100 supporters; Sen. Richard Gordon (Bagumbayan), 2,894 supporters, and former President Joseph Estrada (Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino), 4,050 supporters. Estrada has another Facebook account with 421 fans. Sen. Jamby Madrigal (independent) has 201 fans, while the two youth group accounts of Olongapo Councilor JC de los Reyes (Ang Kapatiran) have 861 and 71 members respectively. Source:

Top 3 presidential candidates in FB Digital Race as of January 2, 2010

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The Journey of the By: Karen Precious La Rosa Editor


Consistency. Transparency. Trust. These are three powerful words that can sum up the four fruitful election-years of partnership between ABS-CBN and STI. Since the 1998 Presidential Elections, the powerhouse tandem of these two giants has been the trusted provider of early election results in the largest and most comprehensive election coverage of the country. Dubbed as “Halalan,” the ABS-CBN and STI Media Count has worked for the past years because as STI President and CEO Monico V. Jacob explains in an interview with ABS-CBN (2007), “We share the same objectives – and that is to serve the country attain its goals through clean elections.” But truth be told, the journey to a successful Halalan, every election year since 1998, was a road full of twists and turns.

Tiring, stressful days that turned to nights… and day again If there is one thing common in all the Halalan counts, it is the fact that it had to be BIG – it required a big number of volunteers each year comprised of more than 12,000 students, faculty, and staff members. The preparations are tedious, eating up a whole year or more for meetings, dry runs, trainings, and orientations. The budget needed and the logistics are far too numerous to account. The coverage is huge, requiring the assistance of ABS-CBN Regional Network offices and STI campuses from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The expectations from the team laced with the criticisms and risks from the public were immense, but the most important thing amidst it all is the fact that the volunteers’ hearts are bigger than everything else combined. In a television interview in 2007, Luchi Cruz-Valdes, former ABS-CBN Current Affairs group head, elaborated how ABS-CBN and STI’s partnership has taken “an even greater significance” the fact that it “entails the participation of young, enlightened student volunteers who are willing to risk life and limb.” We get stories of sleepless days to prepare, the brownouts, mosquitoes in precincts, the heat of the sun, suffocation from the poor ventilation in counting centers, and more accounts that others may consider as scary stories plucked straight out from a horror series. But what fueled the volunteers, especially the students, to see everything through was their relentless drive and overwhelming idealism. They know that they can be the difference that our country needs.

Sweet Victory

The many faces of STI Halalan volunteers throughout its four years of partnership with ABS-CBN

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Aptly deserving the moniker “Patrol ng Kabataan Para Sa Bayan,” the number of volunteers continue to pour in every election year. Swellen Tormo was a volunteer in 2004 and again shared her time in Halalan 2007. For her, it is more than just the experience of being part of the nationwide team, she sees the bigger picture and knows how important a volunteer’s role is – in her own words, “Saksi po kami para maging malinis ang halalan natin.” In the 2004 edition of the Stimuli, Alicia Santos, the School Administrator of STI College-Surigao, narrates: “I am proud of my yellow-shirt army. They never wavered; they laughed off all the challenges... I believe this is what an STI education is all about – empowering people to be able to make a difference.”

W ARMY To sum it up, in his article in the Philippine Star (2007), Resty O. Bundoc VP for School Operations and Co-chair of STI Halalan 2007 Committee (now VP for School Operations) concludes, “Finally, it is a story of success… The ABSCBN and STI Media Count worked because it is backed up by experience, driven by commitment to serve the public, powered by technology, and fueled by the idealism of the Filipino youth.”

The Countdown to Halalan 2010 And now, a new chapter unfolds. Halalan 2010 is fast approaching, and the impending automation of the electoral process in the Philippines is expected to take over the country by storm. An open question is in the air, how will we support Halalan 2010? A year before the 2010 elections, ABS-CBN and STI has sealed their partnership, this time, for the year-round campaign “Boto Mo,i-Patrol Mo (BMPM): Ako ang Simula.” The BMPM is aimed to give power to the Filipino youth to become the catalyst of positive change in the country. This campaign is hinged on being vigilant during elections through the use of various media platforms like television, radio, print, and viral communications through the internet and mobile phones. The BMPM team composed of ABS-CBN, STI, and the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) set up monthly registrations in different campuses nationwide and invite students to register to vote through the COMELEC and at the same time, register as a Boto Patroller. Apart from providing the logistical support and manning the registration booths nationwide, our very own students have also volunteered to become a Boto Patroller. Boto Patrollers are citizen journalists who have volunteered to be the watchdogs in their communities – they are expected to report possible incidents of abuse and wrongdoing by candidates, local and national officials, and others, in an effort to limit, or better yet, eliminate the occurrences of electoral fraud in the 2010 elections. Once registered as Boto Patrollers, explains how “patrollers can use their mobile phones, camcorders, digital cameras, computers, or any gadget and gizmo to record and post their reports on the website created exclusively for their use. Their reports may also be used for news stories that will come out on newscasts in ABS-CBN Channel 2, ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), Studio 23, DZMM Teleradyo, and ABS-CBN’s Regional and Global Stations, as well as posted online at and printed on broadsheet partners The Philippine Star and Business World.” Maria Ressa, Senior Vice President for News and Current Affairs of ABS-CBN and Managing Director of ANC, powerfully summarizes the function of the Boto Patrollers, “It’s people power with new technology.” And, from our point of view, the Halalan endeavors of STI volunteers is part of STI’s objectives in the coming five, ten, or even 25 years. As Mr. Jacob states, “Our public, in the coming years, will see STI as a partner not only in strengthening the character of individuals who come through our portals but, more importantly, in shaping them to become better nation-builders.” Start the change today, register as a Boto Patroller! For more information on Boto Mo, i-Patrol Mo, visit

By: Karen Ocampo Editor

Who says being young gives you a limitation in contributing to the country? This is definitely a big NO to all STIers. Our very own heroes believe that even during their youthful years, there are simple ways to show patriotism and contribute to the betterment of our country. It is also notable that for some students, voting wisely and putting the right person to lead the country will help build a better nation. Katcheri Gerona, a BS Computer Science scholar from STI College – Baguio, believes she can contribute by taking an active part in the 2010 election and being a wise voter. “I should carefully review all the candidates and see what they can do for our country. The Philippines is a developing country and it should be run by a good leader.” In that light, Frederick Santos, Career Adviser of STI College – Novaliches, believes one of the things that hinder our country from progressing is dishonesty. “I can simply be of help by being a good tax payer.” For some students keeping in mind the welfare of others is another way to contribute to the nation. Catherine Solmerin, 2nd year IT student of STI College – Las Piñas shares that, “Since STI regularly partners with different organizations, I make sure I join these activities, like the Fun Run for Pasig River. No matter how small my part was, it’s still very heartwarming to know that I played a vital role in its rehabilitation.” Being a nursing student also gives Joey Ann Perez-Bondoc of STI College – Makati a chance to be of service. “I can contribute to the country by being a volunteer to different health services projects and help those people affected by the calamity.” John Carl Mier, 2-year IT student of STI Malaybalay proudly recalled how he took part in the Gawad Kalinga projects. “More than giving canned goods, I think sharing your time to build a home will definitely have a greater impact to help your countrymen. It pays off when you see less homeless children in the streets.” A Student Assistant, also President for Alumni and Math club in STI College – Novaliches, Donnalyn Portus believes that excelling academically could be one of the many ways you can contribute to the country. “I believe that the discipline we get from the school will also influence our attitude in facing different challenges in our life. When you strive to have high grades, you also subconsciously aim for success. Being active in school could also lead you to be active in social activities and these things will help better the county.” For Carlo Gabriel Cassion, 2-year IT student of STI Butuan, maintaining the peace and order in our country is very important. “To achieve that, everyone must learn to follow rules and exercise discipline. Students can start by strictly following the rules and regulations in their respective schools.” Communications Head for School Operations Mark Molina also shares his belief that you can help your country be successful through unselfish service. “My friends would always invite me to go abroad and teach so I’ll earn triple or more than what I’m earning right now. But, I would always hesitate. I prefer to share my learning with my fellow Filipinos than have other people benefit from it.”

It doesn’t matter how old we are, what our job is, or gender. Being a student should not hinder you from being a valuable asset to our country. What matters is that we have the initiative and will to help make our country a better one. What about you? How do you think can you contribute to our country? Email your answers to:

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Easy Steps to Vote in an Automated Election

By: Eva Pabilonia Editor

1. Go to your precinct on May 10. Upon arrival at the precinct, look for your name at the Posted Computerized Voters List (PCVL) near the door of the voting center to determine your precinct number and sequence number. You will be instructed to give this data to a member of the Board of Election Inspectors (BEI) along with your personal information. The BEI is composed of three public school teachers. 2. Get your identity verified. Upon

presenting yourself to the BEI, your identity will be verified. Then, your name will be read out loud to give chance for contention. If no one contests, you will be given a ballot by the BEI chairman.

3. Listen to the BEI’s instruction on how to properly fill out the ballot. You will be instructed to fill out your ballot using a secrecy folder and a marking pen provided by the Comelec. You will be instructed to fill out the ballot by fully shading the oval beside the names of your chosen candidates and party list group.

4. Put your ballot into the counting

machine. The Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) is a machine that contains pre-programmed information on the location, number of voters, etc. Each precinct will have one PCOS.

Once you are done filling out your ballot, you must personally feed it into the entry slot of the PCOS machine. You have to wait for your ballot to drop inside the equipment. The BEI has to monitor that the machine reads and stores the ballot. You have to wait for a confirmation message to appear on the screen. If the machine rejects the ballot, the BEI will allow for another re-entry and you may again scan your ballot. Return the secrecy folder and marking pen to the BEI chairman.

5. Return to the BEI for indelible inking. Only after the ballot is accepted or formally rejected can the BEI chairman apply indelible ink at the base, and extend it to the cuticle, of your right forefinger nail. You will then be instructed to put your thumb mark in the space in the Election Day Computerized Voters List (EDCVL). You will also have to sign the voter’s list before leaving the polling precinct. Sources:

Things to remember: • Don’t forget to bring your voter’s ID or any valid ID with picture together with your registration stub. • Every voter gets only ONE ballot. No replacement ballots will be given to voters who make a mistake. • Ensure that the ballot you receive is clean and has no unnecessary marks on both sides. • Ballots have the name of the candidates on it. On the left side of these candidates’ names are ovals. Simply shade the oval next to the name of your chosen candidate. • Ovals must be COMPLETELY shaded. Otherwise, the Precinct Count Optical Scan machines (PCOS) will not be able to read the markings.

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Ballots with check marks, x marks, partially shaded ovals, and other marks will be rejected. • DO NOT OVERVOTE. Overvoting means choosing more than one candidate for the same position (e.g. voting two candidates for president). Overvoting will invalidate your votes for that position, although it will not invalidate the whole ballot. • You may bring a sheet of paper with the names of your chosen candidates on it. • If you are in doubt, ASK. If you get confused with any of the procedures feel free to ask the BEI. Never solicit help from anyone else who might provide you with wrong information.


Pinoy Pride Rules! By: Karen Precious La Rosa Editor

Amplifying the annual STI National Youth Convention (NYC) with more unforgettable experiences, fun approaches to applicable learning, and exciting educational innovations – the 15th NYC is back – opening more doors for STIers that are ready to be explored and enjoyed!

Starting it right in Baguio on December 4, 2009, the NYC team went national as they visited Bacolod, Kalibo, Ormoc, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Koronadal, Davao, Naga, and Metro Manila. The NYC ends with a bang on March 5, 2010 at the SM City Naga.

This year’s theme, Simulan Natin, is our call to STIers nationwide to be the change that can build a stronger foundation for our nation’s future. As clearly stated in the opening statement of the innov8 (the official digital magazine of the NYC), together as Filipinos, “we can become agents of change and flag bearers of patriotism in our country.”

We now have students able to Interact, Innovate, and Influence, thanks to the workshops during the NYC that focused on technology, leadership, and personality development. Congratulations, STIers! And, see you again soon!

“Interact” speaker Ricky Bunag

“Influence” speaker Pido Aguilar

ents in Baguio

Neil Coleta of Lipogos entertain stud


Nursing students offer free BP chec

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“Innovate” speaker Romy De Villa of Globe Telecoms


STI Sports

RELOADED By: Mhel Garrido, Events Manager STI HQ

Four years ago, we saw the birth of the STI College Olympians. We witnessed how they slowly climbed to the top and won one battle after another, no matter how seemingly impossible the situation was.

Women’s Volleyball Team

Two of their greatest accomplishments include winning the championship title of the 7th season of the National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (NAASCU) and landing third place in the prestigious Philippine Collegiate Champions League— beating the 2005 UAAP Champion FEU Tamaraws in the quarterfinals and 2007 UAAP Champion UST Growling Tigers in the battle for third.

STI Cheer Dance Team

Men’s Volleyball Team

The journey to the top was certainly a hard one; it required countless sacrifices, lots of determination, and hard work. The Olympians started their first season with rock bottom ranking and eventually worked their way up. This year, four new teams are trying to emulate the successes of the Seniors Basketball Team – the STI College Junior Olympians, the STI College Men’s and Women’s Volleyball Teams, and the STI Cheer Dance Team. This season, the Junior Olympians failed to make it in the semifinals, while the Men’s and Women’s Volleyball Teams are still waiting for their first win. The Cheer Dance Team, on the other hand, was still lucky with their 6th place finish in the cheer dance competition. STIers however are made of sturdier stuff and we don’t falter whenever we encounter obstacles in our path. Now that we have laid the foundation of our sports team, all we need to do is follow the road to success of the STI College Olympians and produce exemplary athletes in the future.

Junior Olympians Team (4th Place, Group A, 9th NAASCU Juniors Basketball, 3rd Place National Junior’s Metro Manila Eliminations) Alexander Nolasco, Ivan Moreno, Tonichi Carlo Saldaña, Federico Sanchez, Jason Intong, Paul Sabacahan, Mark Dulalia, Jassep Loresto, Angelo Cordon, Michael Averia, Stefano Lucban, Niño Flor, Jerome Ortega, Joshua Tilos,

Junior Olympians Team

Benjie Guttierez, Andrew Oyama, Frank Jerome Pastrana, Raymond Silvestre, John Kenneth Myko Sy, Johsua Anton Tilos, Daniel Angelo Trinidad, Ace Alex Yumul Coach: Philip Salaysay

Women’s Volleyball Team (5th Place, Group A, 9th NAASCU Women’s Volleyball) Rachelle Cruz, Alexis Datuin, Jessica Delena, Angela Lunaria, Arriane Lunaria, Grace Morillo, Eliza Nuevo, Xandra Quimora, Crystalline Joy Vergara, Janice Yance Coach: Philip Salaysay

STI Cheer Dance Team (6th Place, 9th NAASCU Cheer Dance Competition)

Men’s Volleyball Team (5th Place, Group A, 9th NAASCU Men’s Volleyball)

Hans Louie Abero, Arwin Aguirre , Aprille T. Ambata, Laarni Aristain, Marjorie Aviguetero, Ayah Krizia Jabatan, Rex Basco, Geka Mae Cabesarez, Jessnarc Cuizon, Cavin De Quiroz, Ma. Stefany G. Gapasin, Warren Gliponeo, Thunber John Gubat, Raymond Lagrimas, Anthony Lopez, Abdul Bayan Manisi, Marie Grace Maula, Arny Ochabillo, Marilen F. Ortizo, Melabelle S. Pondol II, Katrina Nikka C. Quiogue, Melvin Ramirez, Jayren Mae Rones, Gerda Joyce B. Santos, Abegail K. Sevilla, Ana Marie Tolentino, Paul Tubieron, Mylene Venteroso, Ervin Vinoya

Mark Daniel Balbas, Renniel Blazo, Rhestie Blazo, Jake Leonard Delorino,

Coach: Randell San Gregorio; Assistant Coach: Rolando Sayno Jr.

Head Coach: Raymond Tiongson; Assistant Coach: Paulo Ycasiano

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How mature are you? By: Avegale Acosta, Psychometrician STI HQ

It’s time to be true to yourself. Answer the following questions based on how you will react when faced with these situations. Remember, there are no right or wrong answers.


The last slot for a 6-month, all-expense, on-the-job (OJT) training in Singapore was given to you. It’s going to be an amazing experience and your parents already gave their consent, but you’re having second thoughts since it will be your first time to be away from home for that long. What will you do? a. I’ll only grab it if there’s someone I know who will go too. I wouldn’t want to be in a place where I don’t know anyone. b. I’ll grab the opportunity without hesitations. Even if I don’t know anyone, and it’s going to be my first time, I believe I can survive there. c. I’m going to let the opportunity pass, perhaps next time but not now. I don’t think I’m ready to live alone and be independent, especially in a foreign country.


Be honest. How do you really feel about your body?

a. Can’t say if I’m happy or dissatisfied. I have never really thought of criticizing the way I look. I am good with whatever body I have. b. Awful – I hate my looks; but what can I do? c. People say I look good, but I always find a reason never to believe them.


It’s Saturday evening, and you are still halfway from finishing your final project that is due on Monday. Your barkada’s out-of-town reunion is scheduled tomorrow, and you are the only one who is unavailable. What will you do? a. Call my friends; tell them I’m really sorry I can’t make it and I will try to make it up to them next time. I need to focus and I can’t submit a half-baked project on Monday. b. I will go to the reunion, but I will also bring my project. I believe I can squeeze some time to work on it between activities (like while waiting for my turn in the videoke). c. What project? I‘m going to my barkada’s reunion. I wouldn’t want to miss the fun of hanging out with them. I’ll just cram or if I don’t get to finish it, I’ll plead for an extension of the deadline.


Do you feel that sometimes people you talk to don’t understand what you really mean?

a. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don’t. It really depends on who I’m talking with.

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b. Yes, I do. Oftentimes I have to explain it over and over before they get what I’m saying. c. No, I try to communicate in terms that are easy for everyone to understand.


Do you believe that good things happen if you just have faith and believe?


You just woke up and had a fight with your older sibling because he/she is being unreasonable and irrational. You left your house to escape his/her nagging. Will this affect your day?


It’s time for your organization to elect a new set of officers, what will you most probably be doing?


As class president, you noticed that cheating during exams is rampant. You are strongly against this. What will you do?

a. Maybe for others, but not for me. b. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t. c. Yes I do, everything happens for a reason.

a. No, I’m not going to allow a single encounter ruin my entire day. b. Yes. Once someone irritates me, my whole day is ruined. c. My morning will be ruined, but I will try my best to regain my composure so my entire day won’t be wasted.

a. Filling in my ballot. I know my responsibilities as a student of STI and I’m not going to let this opportunity to vote pass me by. b. Finishing my school requirements. I will try to squeeze voting in between my other responsibilities if I can. I understand its importance but I just have too many things to do at the moment. c. Hanging out with my friends. It’s just an extracurricular activity so I don’t really pay attention to it. It won’t affect my grades anyway.

a. I don’t care if my classmates are cheating. As long as I am not cheating, I’m alright with it. b. Take a stand for what I believe in, talk to the class and remind them that cheating is wrong and it’s time that they stop. If they don’t, they are eventually going to face the consequences of it in the future.

SPECIAL FEATURE c. If I can’t beat them, I’ll join them. Though I am against cheating, our subjects are very difficult and I need to get high grades.


For your next project, your professor asked the class to form a pair. The only one left without a partner is you and a new classmate, whom your barkada secretly makes fun of. What will you do? a. I will talk to my professor and tell her that I prefer working solo, of course without mentioning that I don’t want to be partnered with my new classmate. b. I will approach my classmate and ask him/her to be my partner. I don’t care if he/she is the subject of ridicule. He/she is still my classmate and should be treated equally like the others. c. Will just wait for my classmate to approach me or for our professor to pair us. I can already imagine my friends teasing me for this, and I don’t want to add insult to the injury.

Scoring: 1. A = 2, B = 3, C = 1 2. A = 3, B = 1, C = 2 3. A = 3, B = 2, C = 1 4. A = 2, B = 1, C = 3 5. A = 1, B = 2, C = 3

6. A = 3, B = 1, C = 2 7. A = 3, B = 2, C = 1 8. A = 2, B = 3, C = 1 9. A = 1, B = 3, C = 2

23 – 27 = You are MR./MS. GROWN UP! – You tend to be mature most of the time. Perhaps your past experiences and the people you grew up with helped you to be who you are now. You have the ability to step up when opportunities arise, overcoming your fears and inhibitions. You have the appreciation and understanding of the important things in life. Once your heart and mind focus on something, you work hard towards achieving it, practicing the principle of delayed gratification. You seem to know and accept your strengths and weaknesses, and tend to utilize this knowledge. You have the capacity to act and behave sensibly in different situations, and you tend to keep an open mind when dealing with people. It may not also be difficult for you to communicate your thoughts and ideas effectively to others. As part of the society, you know your responsibilities and can adequately tolerate and adapt to individual differences. You have learned that life should be focused less on yourself and more on others. 15 – 22 = You are MR./MS. TWIXTER! – Twixter is a term that describes the stage between adolescence and adulthood. Just like twixters, you tend to strike a balance between maturity and childlikeness. There are instances where you behave more mature than others, while there are also times when you can be very playful and tend to be dependent. This is good, but the balance that you maintain may be viewed in two ways. One is that you are flexible and can easily adapt to any situations you are in, whether it requires you to act more maturely or less maturely. The other is conflicting, wherein it is difficult for you to decide on how you will respond when dealing with certain situations. It’s like an internal struggle, most of the time choosing between being self-centered when you do things that only gratify your childlike nature – all play and less work – versus being others centered when you try to be responsible for your actions, understand people, and accept individual differences. 9 – 14 = You are MR./MS. RUGRAT! – You tend to be childlike most of the time. Just like kids, you are used to people being there for you whenever you need them that at times you tend to be overly dependent. You like to enjoy life, and when working on a task/finishing school work, it is be easy for you to get sidetracked and do other activities that you find more enjoyable. Identity begins to establish during childhood and you are still in this stage where you are getting to know and accept who you really are. It may be difficult for you to empathize with others and to understand what others are trying to say. There are times where you try to rationalize your actions, even though you know it is not right. At this stage of your life, most of the things you do are centered on yourself. You like to stay in your comfort zones and not really taking the step to stand up for your principles. This 2010 start thinking more of others, learn to be independent and be faithful in fulfilling your responsibilities.

By: Eva Pabilonia Editor

Hailed by Master Rapper Francis M. as a “blacksmith of words and letters, and a true Filipino poet,” Aristotle Pollisco, better known as Gloc 9 to his fans or Aris to family and friends, is dubbed as the fastest rapper in the country today. Gloc 9, whose claim to fame is his rapid tongue-twisting singing style made more admirable with his sincere lyricism, is a 4th year BS Nursing student of STI College – Fairview. Trying to keep a low profile, he shares that nobody in school really took notice of him until one student mentioned that he resembled a famous rap artist. Asked why he decided to pursue schooling despite his growing reputation as an artist, Aris explains that he has to lay a more stable foundation for his future as he can’t rely on fame alone. Having always been adamant that his education wasn’t to suffer over his singing career, Gloc 9 acknowledges that straddling the line between celebrity and normalcy is no small feat for anyone. He recalls reviewing for exams in between TV performances and getting only a few hours of sleep while trying to maintain a work and school life balance. His wife Thea, who also acts as his booking manager, carefully selects gigs that will allow him to report for hospital duty as much as possible. Asked if he ever thought of giving up his schooling over showbiz, Gloc 9 quickly said no. “If you really want something, you work extra hard for it. There are no shortcuts. You don’t just quit because you encounter problems while pursuing your dreams,” he said. While spitting song verses every Juan can easily relate to, Gloc 9’s experiences working in hospitals inspired him to pen more mature yet creative songs that departed from the typical content of the Hip Hop scene. Despite his celebrity status, he stays grounded and firm with his future goals. What four years of college will leave him with, as Gloc 9 puts it, is something intangible. Living in a world where change is the only thing constant, backing your guts and determination with a college degree is still a prized accomplishment. Speaking in the vernacular, he explains, “Para sa mga estudyanteng nagsisikap makapagtapos, lagi niyong iisipin na para lang kayong nagpepedal ng bike. Kahit gaano kalubak yung daan, kahit gaano karami ang problema, pinansyal man o sa ibang bagay, kahit gaano kabagal ang pagpedal niyo, kung hindi kayo titigil, makakarating at makakarating rin kayo sa destinasyon niyo.”

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Success starts from

Valuing Yourself By: Mark Molina, Communications Head for School Operations STI HQ

Smart. Active. Passionate. These perhaps would be the three words that best describe Mark Fredderick Abejo, a teacher on weekdays and a student on weekends. Sir Mark as fondly called by his students is a proud product of the College of Nursing of STI College - Global City. During his college years, Mark has been a good example of what a diligent student is. His academic excellence coupled with able leadership on extra-curricular activities has made him leave a great mark in his college. His road to success wasn’t easy though. Mark had his share of challenges just like any regular student. Mark was only 15 years old when he entered college. He wanted to take Theater Arts but his father told him to take Civil Engineering. He gave it a try but after two years, he lost his eagerness to study. He dropped out of school and gave in to his passion, theater. His love for acting could be traced back in high school when he became a member of their theater group. He was even exempted from his PE classes in recognition of his active membership. Realizing that he’s not getting any younger, he asked his parents to send him back to school. His mom told him to take Nursing though instead of the course he likes most. Since this is another educational opportunity for him, even if it’s not the one he wanted, he instantly said yes. There was a struggle at first but applying what he has learned from his science subject in high school, he began to love the course. He was on his second year in Nursing when his father suffered from health problems, which caused their family some financial problems. Being a consistent dean’s lister and an active student, he was awarded a full scholarship grant and with God’s grace, he surpassed college and graduated as a Clinical Excellence Awardee. He took the board exam, passed it, and gained his hospital experience in three months. Luck was always on his favor as he was given the chance to teach in his Alma Mater, STI College-Global City. This made him discover the wonders of teaching. For a year now, Mark is overwhelmed with the success of his students. Any stress he feels is relieved by a simple Thank You from his students. And this for him is the reason why he has learned to love teaching because the reward is not reflected on the salary he is

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earning but on the success that each of his students would achieve. For Mark however, it is too early to call him a successful man. He believes that a person should be more passionate about studies so that they could achieve more. He wants to grow some more and to see himself teaching in other nursing schools in the country and eventually abroad. Just like our heroes, he dreams to create a name for himself, his family, his school, and his country. “It is too early for me to say that I’m successful. This is not the end yet. I still want to study so I could achieve more than what I have right now,” says the young professor. Mark has just finished his research on “The Effectiveness of Back Massage in Reducing Anxiety of Pre-Operative Patients at Quirino Memorial Medical Center” which earned him a Masters degree in Nursing at the Philippine College of Health Science. Mark plans to take his Certificate in Teaching major in Health Education and once he has also taken the Licensure Exam for Teachers, he then plans to proceed to doctorate studies. With his feet still on the ground, Mark encourages STI students to value themselves and their studies. The excellence in his career made him realize that the school is a big help but a person’s success lies on valuing one’s self.

Are You Ready to be... a Chef?

By: Karen Ocampo Editor

Fast Facts: Name: Cirilo L. Santos III Nickname: Chiloy Occupation: Chef/Consultant Affiliations: STI Center of Arts – Culinary, Tender Bob’s Restaurant, Meat Plus Café, Coloriphics, and Digital Press My childhood ambition was: To be a Businessman/Entrepreneur People would be surprised to know that: I used to be a band member way back in high school Three words that best describe me: Optimistic, persistent, and patient Words I live by: Without struggle, there is no progress. Describe your typical day: “I usually have meetings in the morning then visit restaurant branches in the afternoon. I make

sure everything that is being served is of high quality. At night, I teach at the STI Center of Arts. In every class, I always tell my students that it takes a great amount of effort, passion, patience, and dedication to become successful. Cooking, and becoming good at it, takes time. If you are passionate about what you do however, you won’t feel the long hours that you put into developing your craft – it’s hard to explain, but you get a great sense of fulfillment and happiness as a result.” Chef Chiloy also reiterates to his students that Culinary Arts is not only for elites. “People have the wrong impression that studying in culinary schools is quite expensive. But in fact, there are reliable culinary schools like STI that provide courses with affordable rates. “

Is the culinary industry best for you? •Are you truly passionate about food and cooking? Do you love to prepare food and everything else that goes with it? •Can you handle a group of people and work as a team leader? Can you set clear standards to your group in a collaborative manner? •Can you toil hard in a 24/7 environment to cater to the needs of customers? •Can you handle stress under pressure? Are you ready to peel a sack of onions and garlic? •Are you innovative and open to discover new things in the kitchen? Are you persistent in exploring and reinventing things to create unique results? If you answered “yes” to most of these questions, then you might be all set to dominate the culinary industry!

The ups and downs of this career Unique opportunities abound for chefs when they graduate. It’s not limited to restaurant work. There are other options like catering, being a private/personal chef, and of course, teaching. The possibilities are endless. Here and abroad, you will see more restaurants and hotels being put up every year and this simply means that the industry is doing well.

Stiff competition especially for entry level. Hundreds, if not thousands, of graduates join the workforce every year. They may have the same skills, passion, and qualifications as you do. As early as now, you should be able to identify the things that will make you stand out from the rest.

It gives you an opportunity to learn every day. When you work in big hotels, restaurants, etc., you get to work day and night with more experienced chefs (local and foreign). The perks would be the chance to work and learn from them.

Entails long hours of stressful work. It takes a lot of physical endurance to survive in this field being under pressure from morning until night, and even during holidays.

It is generally a rewarding career, financially and personally. The pay is good and you get to work in great locations. Plus, trying out new recipes and ingredients is very enjoyable. This job allows you to express your creativity and passion to serve others. The best part is you get to taste your own masterpiece!

It involves passion, hard work, and interest in serving food. A chef should himself be a complete meal. You have to have the right combination of formal training and experience in order to become a great chef. And your pay, usually, depends on your skill level too.

What qualities should a good Chef have?

•Focus and presence of mind will help you perform in a busy and stressful kitchen environment since the main objective in a restaurant setting is to prepare quality dishes in a timely manner so that the customer is satisfied. •Being a chef means taking over the responsibility inside the kitchen and creating the job routines for each position in the team. •A good Chef doesn’t lose track of the basics: quality, service, sanitation, and safety. •As Chef Chiloy shares, it is best if you read and try lots of cookbooks. Culinary is a continuous learning process. It does not end when classes do.

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Writer’s Block Ito Ang Ating Kabataan Isinulat ni: Ezra Thess Guevarra, 3rd yr. BSIT STI College – Southwoods

Madaling magtiwala, Madali rin mawalan ng tiwala. Sa miminsang sila’y masaktan, Tila dala-dala hanggang sa walang hanggan. Ang iba’y minsa’y nawawalan ng gana mag-aral. Ang nasa isip kasi ay kasiyahan. Sa huli rin nama’y maiintindihan, Ano ang halaga ng pag-aaral.

Ang iba’y minsa’y nangungupit, Ginagamit lang naman pang-gimik. Maiisip lamang ang halaga ng pera, Kapag nakita ang paghihirap ng magulang. Ang iba’y ayaw magmana, Kung negosyo’y mala-karinderya. Mapaghangad ng mataas, Bagama’t kulang sa pagsisikap. Ang iba’y kung minsa’y nalilito, Ang gagawi’y di malaman kung ano. Tatayo sa sariling paa’t magsasarili, O aasa pa rin sa pamilyang nasa tabi. Ang iba’y mapagmahal na kaibigan, At mapagmahal na kapatid. Binabalewala ang kaligayahang pansarili, Kung ang mga minamahal ang nagigipit. Ang iba’y itinatago ang katotohanan, Para pagtakpan ang kasalanan ng iba. Di bale ng mapag-isipan ng masama, Huwag lang kaibiga’y mahusgahan ng iba. Ang iba’y madaling uminit ang ulo, Kaya laging napapasok sa gulo.

Handa rin namang magpakumbaba sa nakaaway, Kung para sa kaligtasan ng kaibigan. Ang iba’y kapag totoo ang nadarama, Lahat ay ginagawa, Upang protektahan at di makitang lumuluha, Ang irog na siyang mahal. Ang iba’y kapag nabigo sa pag-ibig ay nagwawala, Akala’y katapusan na ng lahat. Hanggang sa maisip nila, Pamilya at kaibigan ay nandiyan pa. Ang iba’y madalas mapagbintangan, Sa di ginawang kasalanan. Madalas husgahan, Sa panlabas na kaanyuhan. Ang iba’y kapag nilalait na, Madalas tinatanggap na lang. Nguni’t pag kaibigan ang hinusgahan, Galit ay di mapigilan. Iba-iba man ng pagkatao, Iisa lang din ang ninanais ng puso. Ganyan ang kabataan ng kasalukuyan, Ganyan ang ating kabataan.

Babangon Muli

Nakatulong Ka Ba?


Isinulat ni: Sarah Indemne, Alumna STI College – Sta. Cruz

Isinulat ni: Osias H. Nepomuceno Jr., Faculty STI College – Fairview

Isinulat ni: Julius John G. dela Rosa, BSIT STI College - Recto

Ika’y iniwan ng walang dahilan Ngayo’y nag-iisa’t walang masandalan Hindi alam kung anong naging kasalanan Upang kanilang tratuhin ng walang pakundangan.

Sa isang linggo na lumipas Pagkatapos ng bagyong malakas Na buhay at ikinabubuhay ay nilagas Pati ari-arian ay nilimas.

Araw-araw sa pagmulat ng aking mga mata Nakikita ko ang iba na napakaligaya Sa aking yaman sila’y nabubuhay Ngunit ako nama’y kanilang pinapatay.

Walang ibang nagawa kundi lumayo’t lumimot Kinalimutan lahat ang nararamdamang poot Pinagpatuloy ang buhay ng may pag-asang darating Sa buhay mo’y may darating din na pag-ibig.

Lahat ng tao ay nagulo Nang dumaan ang delubyo At dahil sa nangyaring ito Bayanihan ay makikita mo.

Masaya ako sa nagmamalasakit Sa katawan ko na ngayo’y may sakit Isa, dalawa, tatlo, kaunti man kayo Sa aki’y nakakatulong nang husto.

Mahirap at mayaman ay nagtutulungan Hindi alintana ang pagod o hirap Ang mahalaga ay may samahan Upang may matulungan.

Ang tao nga ba’y walang kasiyahan? O dala lang ng kanilang pangangailangan? Dalangin ko sa kanila palitan man lang ang kinukuha Para sa mga susunod na daraan Meron man lang silang masisilungan.

Babangon muli’t haharapin ang mundo ng walang galit Mamumuhay ng mag-isa’t kakayanin ang pait Magliliwanag din ang madilim na saglit Darating din ang pinakahihintay na sandali. Sapagkat sa bawat dusa’y may ligayang naghihintay Darating din ang pag-ibig na pinakahihintay Maging matiyaga lamang sa iyong paglalakbay Makakamtan din ang pinakakaasam na tagumpay.

Tanong ko sa iyo, kaibigan Nasaan ka sa unos na nagdaan? Ikaw ba ay tumulong? O ikaw ay nakaupo lang? Sana kahit sa munting paraan Ikaw ay may natulungan Sana kahit sa simpleng paraan Ikaw ay may tulong na inabutan. Sa bayanihan sa bayan ni Juan Nakita natin kung paano ang samahan Lahat ay gusto tumulong Kahit sa munting paraan. O, aking kaibigan Hindi mo naisip habang ikaw ay nakaupo lang Makakatulong ka, isip ka lang ng paraan Itatanong ko lang uli kaibigan Nasaan ka sa panahon ng karimlan Na pinagdaranan ng bayan ni Juan?

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Ito ba ang kapalit ng biyayang handog Bakit nga ba may bara ang ilog? Na dati’y maganda’t maalindog At ngayon ay durog na durog. Ang hangin na dati’y sariwa Sasakyan nila ang sumisira Na dapat ginagamit ng tama Alang-alang man lang sa may Likha. Sana sa susunod na bibisita Makita man lang nila Mga maling gawain ng iba Huwag na sanang tularan pa.


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Missing Link

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