PACUCOA Accreditors Visit UE Manila for Two CCSS Programs


Welcome to UE Manila this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 24-26, 2016, to the accreditors representing the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA)!

We wish everyone in the UE College of Computer Studies and Systems the best of luck to as they undergo their PACUCOA Level IV Visit for their BS in Computer Science program, and Consultancy Visit for their BS in Entertainment and Multimedia Computing program!

UE’s Yuletide 2016 Schedule of Activities: An Enchanting Christmas

UE Christmas 2016 Calendar of Activities

UE Students Win Awards in UP Model UN Conference

The photo shows, from left, Noris John Mendez, Joaquin Alfonso Toledo, Luis Dormiendo, Josephine Coronel, Tatiana Fermo, Xiara Magtibay, John Robin Ombid, Patrick Earl Binua, Mariah Clarisse Rafael, Eduardo Lim Jr., Angel Druja and Raymond Cayabyab.

The photo shows, from left, Noris John Mendez, Joaquin Alfonso Toledo, Luis Dormiendo, Josephine Coronel, Tatiana Fermo, Xiara Magtibay, John Robin Ombid, Patrick Earl Binua, Mariah Clarisse Rafael, Eduardo Lim Jr., Angel Druja and Raymond Cayabyab.

Congratulations to UE AB International Studies students Joaquin Alfonso V. Toledo, Noris John F. Mendez and Eduardo Lim Jr. of the UE College of Arts and Sciences-Manila for receiving multiple awards in the 4th UP Model United Nations Conference 2016, held on October 29 to 30, 2016, in UP Diliman, Quezon City.

Mr. Toledo, a college junior who, at the conference, represented Serbia, was awarded Best Position Paper for his report on “Government and Civil Society Taking Action against Global Drug Trafficking.” He was also given the Diplomacy Award, a conference award for those who stand out in aspects of diplomacy.

Mr. Mendez, also a college junior, also took home the Diplomacy Award for representing Serbia.

Mr. Lim, a college senior representing Russia, was awarded the Honorable Mention Delegate Award.

Other UE students who participated in the Model UN Conference are UE Manila Grade 11 Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS) students Angel Druja and Raymond Cayabyab; AB IS sophomores Luis Dormiendo, Josephine Coronel and Tatiana Fermo; AB IS seniors Xiara Magtibay, Patrick Earl Binua and Mariah Clarisse Rafael; and AB IS April 2016 graduate John Robin Ombid.

The conference was organized by the UP Samahan sa Agham Pampolitka.

Congratulations, International Studies Warriors, and kudos to all UE students who took part in this enriching activity!

UE Alumnus is Most Outstanding Electronics Engineer


Engineer Mario A. Balboa, PECE, ACPE, ASEAN Eng., a 1992 graduate of Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering of the UE College of Engineering-Caloocan, was awarded Most Outstanding Electronics Engineer by the Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines Inc. (IECEP) at its Annual General Membership and Convention on October 29, 2016, at the Philippine Trade and Training Center in Pasay City.

The Saudi Arabia-based Engr. Balboa has been with Saudi Telecoms, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the Middle East and Africa. He served as its Senior Business Consultant-Analyst from 2004 to 2009 before becoming its Senior Product Development Manager and Technical Adviser from 2009 up to the present.

In the Philippines, Engr. Balboa was a part of Eastern Telecoms from 1995 until 2004, serving as Telecoms Engineer, Senior Business Analyst and Department Head for Operations and Maintenance. He was also Datacoms Engineer for BPI Computer Systems Corporation from 1993 to 1995.

Engr. Balboa has also received numerous awards and citations. He was awarded the Presidential Citation by the Philippine Technological Council in September 2016. He was also recognized by the Professional Regulation Commission for his Outstanding Achievement as a Migrant Filipino Professional in 2015 and one of the Western Union “Heroes for Better” Awardee, as an Outstanding Filipino Migrant Professional in Saudi Arabia.

The IECEP awards the Most Outstanding Electronics Engineer to ECEs who have demonstrated high professional competence, exhibited integrity in the practice, and contributed significantly to the advancement of the profession.

Among the recent UE CEng’g alumni recognized by the IECEP include Engr. Teodoro D. Buenavista Jr. (UE BS ECE 1987) as Most Outstanding ECE of 2012; UE CEng’g Caloocan Associate Dean Miriam R. Borja (UE BS ECE 1984) as Outstanding ECE in the field of Education of 2010; and Engr. George P. Tardio (UE BS ECE 1995), Outstanding ECE in the field of Communications of 2010.

Congratulations, Warrior ECE and continue making Lualhati proud!

UE Caloocan Lines Up “Melodic” Activities for 5th Guidance Week


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The University of the East Caloocan Guidance and Counseling Office (GCO) will have its fifth annual Guidance Week Celebration on November 14 to 18, 2016, with “Learning, Living and Loving to the Beat of Life” as theme.The UE GCO continues to support the University’s Total Student Care Program by developing the most responsive and empowered programs aimed to assist UE students in achieving their optimal development. The thrust of this year’s Guidance Week Celebration is to showcase the importance and role of music in life.

The celebration kicks off with “Melody Festival” on November 14. It includes an opening program, “Friendly Voice Agape,” “Your Lips Look Familiar” and a “Parade of the Musical Artists.” In the afternoon, there will be a community outreach for public school guidance teacher-designates of Malabon City titled “Fine-Tune Your Inner Voice,” in partnership with the Integrated Professional Counselors of the Association of the Philippines Inc.

On Day 2, November 15, which has “The Voices of Empowerment” as theme, group guidance sessions will be conducted for the UE GCO’s special groups: “The Voices of Children with Absentee Parents” for high school students; “Tuning Your Road to Success” for college students under the Adolescents from OFW Households Transformational Program; “Singing in the Music of Life” for probationary college students under the Self-Esteem Power Program (SEPP); “IN-TUNE: International Students Together in Unity and Equality,” the interschool Interaction under the International Students Fellowship for UE’s foreign students; and the Integration Program and “Musical Rainbow Therapy Session” under the Self-Identified Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Support Program.

“Beating the Rhythm” is set for November 16, where the UE GCO will conduct a wide array of enrichment seminars for the students. Topics lined up are “The Melody of True Love” for Grade 7 students, with resource speaker Pastor Marty Ocaya; “New W.A.V.E. for Millennial Professionals” for 3rd- and 4th-year college students, with resource speaker Sean Patrick Si; and “Music of Money: Achieving Harmony in Life through Financial Awareness,” with Ms. Raquel Arellano as resource speaker.

November 17 will be “Musichillax” day, highlights of which will include “Movie Therapy” for elementary and junior high school students and a “Music Kiosk” for all UE warrior students.

The five-day celebration concludes on November 18, a.k.a. “Finale Melody” day, with a UE Caloocan Perks Peer Facilitators Inter-school Peer Interaction titled “The Melody of Volunteerism,” and “Pitch Perfect: Singing Lessons for Kiddie Warriors.”

For more details, please call 367-4572 local 175 or visit the Facebook page UE Caloocan Guidance and Counseling Office. Thank you.

— with Nila Vitug- Urrea, Rem N Jose Moog, Irish Castillo-Alvarez, Zing Battad and Clem Diwas.

UE CAS Graduate-UE Chorale Alumnus Sings, Wins Awards in Japan





Mr. Cipriano “Zip” De Guzman Jr., a Filipino baritone and alumnus of the UE Chorale, is having a thriving, prestigious singing career eleven years since he earned his AB Communication Arts degree from the UE College of Arts and Sciences-Manila in 2005.


A report by writer Antonio C. Hila published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer on its October 31, 2016, issue, says that Mr. De Guzman recently won top prizes in several vocal competitions in Japan. These include the 1st Prize in the Opera category of the 7th American Protégé International Competition of last June; the 2nd Prize in the Vocal category in the 10th Yokohama International Music Competition at the Tokyo Gotanda Cultural Center last August (with the competition’s finals set for this November); and a Special Prize at the 8th Tokyo International Vocal Competition held at Tokyo Sunny Hill last October 10. Mr. Hila’s report can be read here:


An earlier piece by cultural writer Pablo A. Tariman reported that this Sunday, November 6, 2016, Mr. De Guzman will be one of a number of invited artists who will sing at the Hiroshima International House Festival. The 32-year-old, Laguna-born UE graduate will go on to represent Hiroshima’s Elizabeth University at Indonesia’s Sanata Dharma University on Nov. 17, then will be a bass soloist in a special performance of
Handel’s “Messiah” at the Elizabeth University of Music Christmas Concert. Not long after the start of the new year, Mr. De Guzman will be one of the guest soloists of the Hiroshima City International New Year Concert on January 8, 2017. Mr. Tariman’s report can be read here:


The young Zip had led a busy life as a UE student: He was a college scholar and a Dean’s lister for at least two semesters; won 2nd Place in the College Statistics Quiz Bee of school year 2001-2002; was Assistant Librarian of the UE Chorale, Secretary of the CAS Manila Theater Group and a member of the Communication Arts Club; emerged in 1st Place at a CAS Foundation Day Singing Contest, was a Mr. & Ms. UE semi-finalist and a semi-finalist in the Oration contest of Speechfest 2003.


Of being a son of Lualhati, Mr. De Guzman’s words from 2005 carry added weight given his many achievements thus far: “I’m proud to be a UE graduate, because the University molded me into a better person, a strong, educated, well-mannered individual ready for any challenge that the future may hold.”


Congratulations and keep it up, Warrior Singer!


(Photo was originally published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer)

UE Produces Topnotchers in October 2016 ECE and Electronics Technician Board Exams


Congratulations to the UE graduates who passed the latest licensure examination for electronics engineers held last October 15 and 16, 2016, led by UE’s latest topnotchers: 2nd Place examinee Ronnel Padiernos Dayawon (left), 4th Place examinee John Donnie Impuesto Celestre (top, right) and 8th Placer Neil Mañosca Delos Reyes (bottom, right)! Engr. Dayawon also earned 1st Place in the electronics technician licensure Exam, given last October 17, 2016.


Engr. Dayawon, whose ECE Board Exam average is 89.30% and Electronics Technician Board Exam average is 93.00% is a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering, Cum Laude, of the UE College of Engineering-Caloocan.


Engr. Celestre, who earned an ECE board exam average of 89.00%, is a BS ECE graduate of UE CEng’g Manila


Engr. Delos Reyes, who earned an ECE board exam average of 88.20%, is a BS ECE graduate, Summa Cum Laude, of UE CEng’g Caloocan. He is also a UE-Tan Yan Kee Foundation Inc. Scholar and a Commission on Higher Education Full Scholar.

All three are April 2016 graduates.

Congratulations, Engr. Dayawon, Engr. Celestre and Engr Delos Reyes, as well as to all new Warrior-Electronics Engineers!

UE Produces Two Topnotchers in October 2016 CPA Board Exam


Congratulations to the UE graduates who passed the latest licensure examination for certified public accountants held last October 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2016, led by UE’s latest topnotchers: 9th Place examinee Evangeline Anob Ko (left) and 10th Placer Marie Khristine Rodriguez Mateo (right)!


Ms. Ko, whose board exam average is 92.17%, is Bachelor of Science in Accountancy graduate, Magna Cum Laude, of the UE College of Business Administration-Caloocan.

Ms. Mateo, who earned a board exam average of 91.83%, is a BS Accountancy graduate, Cum Laude, this time of UE CBA Manila.

Both are April 2016 graduates.

UE graduates shone through in terms of the exam’s passing rate. UE CBA Manila earned a passing rate of 66.67% while UE CBA Caloocan earned a passing rate of 48.66%. Both are over the national passing rate of 36.48%.

Congratulations, Ms. Ko and Ms. Mateo, as well as to all new Warrior-Public Accountants!

Doctor in Information Technology and Master in Information Systems enrollment ongoing at the UE Graduate School!


Looking into becoming a full-fledged Information Technology or Information Systems expert? Then take up the Doctor in Information Technology (DIT) or Master in Information Systems (MIS) course at the University of the East—a CHED-certified Center of Excellence in Information Technology!

The UE Graduate School’s DIT and MIS courses are best for those who wish to intensify their grasp of the IT profession and become Senior IT Managers, Database Managers, Information Systems Managers, Program Analysts or IT Professors.

The admission exam (fee: P300.00) is administered every Tuesday, 8 a.m. The application form for the exam must be obtained at least one working day prior to the scheduled exam day.

Enrollment is until November 8, 2016, while classes start on November 7.

For more information, please see the attached poster below, or visit the UE Graduate School at the 7th Floor, POD-CIT Building, UE Manila. The UE Graduate School is open Mondays to Saturdays (except holidays), 8 am to 12 noon and 1 to 5 pm., from October 17 to November 5, 2016.

Apply now, future DIT and MIS Warriors!

Graduate of the East is First Placer in Special Board Exam in the Middle East!


Big, big CONGRATULATIONS to University of the East College of Engineering-Caloocan Civil Engineering graduate Rolando Apolonio Concepcion for landing in 1st Place in the September 2016 Special Professional Licensure Board Exam for Civil Engineers in the Middle East!

Garnering an overall score of 83.35, Engr. Concepcion, and in effect, UE CEng’g Caloocan, bested all other examinees from engineering colleges in the Philippines, including Top 3 placers from the Mapua Institute of Technology-Manila and the Surigao del Sur State University.

Engr. Concepcion earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from UE CEng’g Caloocan on April 15, 2005.

UE graduates—Engr. Concepcion and a fellow first-time examinee plus one repeater—shone through in terms of the exam’s passing rate, collectively earning a passing rate of 66.67% over the national passing rate of 23.99%.

The recent Special Professional Licensure Board Exam for Civil Engineers was administered by the Professional Regulation Commission and the PRC Board of Civil Engineering on September 14 to 15, 2016, at PRC testing locations in Jeddah, Riyadh and Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Doha Qatar, and Kuwait City, Kuwait.

Cheers to topnotch Warrior Civil Engineer Rolando A. Concepcion, his fellow newly minted Warrior Civil Engineer, and to the UE College of Engineering-Caloocan!


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