Month: December 2017

ONE LAST BLESSING FOR 2017

POSTED on December 29, 2017

Total effort. This was a total effort of the entire RizalTech community. It would not have been possible without it. Among all SUCs in the country we are only the 3rd who received their cheque.

This morning, together with Dr. Salve Pachejo, Dr. Roger Hernandez, and Mrs. Ofel Mendoza, I went to the Commission on Higher Education central office in UP to collect the cheque for the tuition fee subsidy due us for the 1st Semester of School Year 2017-2018. The total amount is PhP 50,351,100.

One month after the close of enrollment for the 1st Sem we submitted the data required by the secretariat of the Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education Board or UniFAST. We all thought that everything was in order until we were informed during the budget hearing in the House of Representatives in September that we had to submit a hard or printed copy of the Registration Form of each and every student! Right away we studied our situation and we decided to ask each Department and unit in the University to start working and ask the students to Xerox their Registration Forms, and in record time we were able to gather all the copies and submitted them to the UniFAST office.

And finally, after months of waiting, we received our cheque.

Categories: President's Corner

TWO PRESIDENTS

Posted on December 27, 2017

President Joselito Gutierrez of the Marikina Polytechnic College came to the RizalTech on December 13 for a visit and for the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between the two institutions for the immersion of the MPC Senior High School students in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences. The students will undergo training in Astronomy and Meteorology in the Department, under the guidance of our faculty and Astronomy students in the BS and Masters levels.

Knowledge comes through the telescope. The telescope plants the seeds of knowledge and interest in science among those who see the sky through it. We hope the young people now under our charge will pursue an abiding interest in science.

Categories: President's Corner

14 STRAIGHT OVER-ALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Posted on December 11, 2017

Muntik na tayo.  In the last two or three days of the competition, PUP was leading by about 26 gold medals against us.  This is the first time it happened since I became President of the RizalTech in 2010.  The lead was steadily whittled down in the last two days of the competition.

The reversal took place when the Sepak Takraw team won the gold against EARIST, a school which specializes in this sport and in Volleyball.  And then the Men’s Basketball Team won the gold against EARIST again who eliminated PUP in the cross-over.

The Women’s Basketball Team used its vastly-superior experience to beat PUP in overtime and against much-to-be-desired officiating. 

On Saturday, November 25, the Taekwondo team showed their superiority in this sport.  They won 11 gold medals. 

I flew to Mandalay, Myanmar to attend the History and Heritage Working Group Research Conference.  There I learned that the Table Tennis Teams have won the golds, and the one that I feared most did not happen.  The Badminton team, who I hardly see practicing, won the gold medals in both Men and Women categories!

PUP won the Women’s Volleyball gold but it would no longer have any bearing on the over-all outcome.  On the last day of competition, our Beach Volleyball team won the gold in both Men and Women events.

Final score:  119 gold medals for RTU, 104 gold medals for PUP.

Warning.  PUP is a great school and it has very good athletes.  We cannot relax.  Or else, we get so much used to winning, but if are lazy we can loose this Over-All Championship.

Forget it now.  Get back to work.

Categories: President's Corner

A PILLAR OF ASTRONOMY IN THE RIZALTECH

Posted on December 9, 2017

In 2004, I went to PAGASA to introduce myself and my continuing work in Urban Astronomy.  By this time, I have written seven Volumes of the work which will eventually reach 20 Volumes, but the people in the RizalTech ignored it and were even becoming downright hostile to the work and to me.  I had to spend my own money in bookbinding Volumes 6 and 7 and one Vice President even emphasized that it was our “moral responsibility” to produce researches relevant to our mandate as an institution, and Astronomy was not one of them. 

I brought all the seven finished volumes to Dr. Soriano, who called Elmor Escosia who was working in the Astronomy Research Section, then headed by Dr. Cynthia Celebre.  Dr. Soriano took cognizance of the work.  It was the start of a fruitful professional relationship which eventually led to the offering of the MS and BS Astronomy programs in the RizalTech.

BERNARDO M. SORIANO JR., formerly the Chief of the Astronomical, Geophysical, and Space Sciences Bureau of PAGASA came for a visit this morning.

Dr. Soriano whose PhD is in Meteorology from the University of the Philippines, is an Individual Member of the International Astronomical Union.

He has retired from PAGASA years ago and is now based in Canada. 

Dr. Soriano is one of the experts who studied and drafted the curriculum of our Astronomy programs, particularly the BS in Astronomy Technology and MS in Astronomy.  He taught for a few years in the MS Astronomy program before he retired. 

BMS, as he is fondly called by astronomers in the Philippines, is a Lifetime Achievement Awardee of the National Research Council of the Philippines in Division XII (Earth and Space Sciences).

Categories: President's Corner

WINNERS ALL

Posted on December 8, 2017

 

The RizalTech Chorale won the national championship in the recently-concluded PASUC National Cultural Competition held in Dumaguete City.  Likewise, our Quiz Bee Team won first place in the national Quiz competition.

These are really good teams.  The Chorale renders beautiful songs that soothe the soul.

The Quiz Bee champions were able to win on a tie-breaker.  I asked them about some of the questions they were asked in the competition.  The questions require a very deep knowledge of history for anyone to be able to answer them.

Categories: President's Corner

Transparency Seal

Rizal Technological University Compliance with SEC. 91 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10633 (General Appropriation Act FY 2014)

I. The agency’s mandates and functions, names of its officials with their positions and designations, and contact information.

a. RizalTech Mandates, Functions, Vision, Mission

b. List of Officials, Designation, and Contact Information

II. Annual Financial Reports
a. FAR No. 1: Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations, Disbursements and Balances
a.1. 2013
a.2. 2014
a.3. 2015
a.4. 2016
a.5. 2017

b. Summary of Report on Disbursements
b.1. 2013
b.2. 2014
b.3. 2015
b.4. 2016
b.5. 2017

c. BAR No. 1: Quarterly Physical Report of Operations/ Physical Plan
c.1. 2013
c.2. 2014
c.3. 2015

c.4. 2016
c.5. 2017

d. FAR No. 5 : Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts
d.1. 2013
d.2. 2014
d.3. 2015
d.4. 2016
d.5. 2017

e. Detailed Statement of Current Year’s Obligations, Disbursements, and Unpaid Obligations

e.1. 2013
e.2. 2014
e.3. 2015
e.4. 2016
e.5. 2017

III. DBM Approved Budget and Targets ( only for Current Year)

IV. Projects, Programs, and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation- Not Applicable (NA)
V. Annual Procurement Plan

a. FY 2017 Annual Procurement Plan (APP-non CSE)
b. FY 2018 Annual Procurement Plan (APP- CSE)

VI. QMS Certification

VII. System Ranking Delivery Units

RizalTech Freedom of Information Manual

Categories: General Updates

LIST OF OFFICIALS

 RTU BOARD OF REGENTS

Hon. LILIAN A. DE LAS LLAGAS

Commissioner, Commission on Higher Education (CHED)

Chairperson-Designate

Hon. JESUS RODRIGO F. TORRES

President, Rizal Technological University (RTU)

Vice-Chairperson

Hon. FRANCIS “CHIZ” G. ESCUDERO

Chair, Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture

Member

Represented by:

Mr. EDWARD G. BARTOLOME

Hon. ANN K. HOFER

2nd District Representative, Zamboanga, Sibugay

Chair, Committee on Higher and Technical Education, House of Representatives

Member

Represented by:

Hon. ALEXANDRIA P. GONZALES

District Representative, Mandaluyong City

Hon. ERNESTO PERNIA

Secretary, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)

Member

Represented by:

Dir. ROWEENA N. DALUSONG

Hon. JOSE B. PATALINJUG III

Regional Director, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – NCR

Member

Hon. NOEL G. VICENCIO

Representative from Private Sector

Member

Hon. DANILO B. CARNAY

Representative from Private Sector

Member

Hon. MA. EUGENIA M. YANGCO

President, RTU Alliance of Faculty Club, Inc. (AFCI)

Member

Hon. MARK ROY L. BOADO

President, Grand Alumni Association Inc. (GAA)

Member

Hon. ANGELICA JOI E. DEL MINDO

President, RTU Supreme Student Council (SSC)

Member

RTU OFFICIALS

ADMINISTRATION
NAME OF OFFICIAL POSITION/DESIGNATION CONTACT NUMBER
Dr. Jesus Rodrigo F. Torres University President 534-82-67 loc 110
Dr. Rogelio M. Hernandez Vice President for Development and Administration 534-82-67 loc 102
Dr. Salvacion J. Pachejo Vice President for Academic Affairs/ Planning Officer 534-82-67 loc 103
Dr. Edna C. Aquino Vice President for Programs, Research and Extension Services 534-82-67 loc 124
Dr. Elmer M. Martin Vice President for Student Services 534-82-67 loc 125
Dr. Luis E. Castañeda Branch Executive Director,

Pasig Campus

633-14-06
Atty. Christian Calingasan University Board Secretary 534-82-67 loc 110
Atty. Jose A. Almo University Legal Counsel 534-82-67 loc 112
Atty. Pablito Carpio Senior Deputy Legal Counsel 534-82-67 loc 147
Ms. Corazon Formantes Head, Internal Audit Services 534-82-67 loc 113
Prof. Mary Anne S. Rubio Executive Assistant 534-82-67 loc 110
Prof. Noraida N. La Rosa Head, Sports Development Office 534-82-67 loc 160

 

ACADEMIC DEANS
NAME OF OFFICIAL POSITION/DESIGNATION CONTACT NUMBER
Dr. Edna C. Aquino Dean, Graduate School 534-82-67 loc 128
Dr. Susan Puyat Dean, College of Arts and Sciences 534-82-67 loc 149
Prof. Amelia M. Arganda Dean, College of Business and Entrepreneurial Technology 534-82-67 loc 143
Engr. Armando Matias Dean, College of Engineering and Industrial Technology 534-82-67 loc 126
Dr. Julius Meneses Dean, College of Education 534-82-67 loc 142
Prof. Reydora F. Floredeliza Dean, Institute of Physical Education 534-82-67 loc 154
Prof. Rizaldy E. Garcia Principal, Laboratory High School 534-82-67 loc 138
Prof. Ella D. Aragon Focal Person, Senior High School 534-82-67 loc 103
Dr. Marivic T. Sanchez Director, Cooperative Education 534-82-67 loc 151

 

COLLEGE SECRETARIES
NAME OF OFFICIAL POSITION/DESIGNATION CONTACT NUMBER
Prof. Elizabeth Salvador College Secretary, CBET 534-82-67 loc 143
Dr. Marc D. Garvida College Secretary, CED 534-82-67 loc 142
Dr. Virginia Sobremisana College Secretary, CAS 534-82-67 loc 149
Engr. Wilfredo Timajo College Secretary, CEIT 534-82-67 loc 126
Engr. Rodolfo Duremdes Assistant Dean, CEIT – Pasig Campus  642-61-52
Prof. Christian Jorge Fernandez College Secretary, IPE/ Department Head 534-82-67 loc 142
Prof. Kristoffer M. Morada Campus Secretary, Pasig Campus 633-14-06

 

ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT HEADS
NAME OF OFFICIAL DEPARTMENT CONTACT NUMBER
Prof. Lilibeth T. Cortez Psychology 534-82-67 loc 110
Prof. Marieta Geroy Biology 534-82-67 loc 123
Prof. Jeremiah V. Pacer Political Science 534-82-67 loc 133
Prof. Lorena M. Halili Statistics 534-82-67 loc 149
Dr. Wendelyn A. Samarita Computer Education 534-82-67 loc 103
Prof. Jodezza Caday English 534-82-67 loc 142
Dr. Melvin O. Mortera Filipino 534-82-67 loc 142
Prof. Ella D. Aragon Mathematics 534-82-67 loc 103
Prof. Jerico Laquesta Physical Science 534-82-67 loc 142
Prof. Virginia C. Miranda Social Studies 534-82-67 loc 142
Prof. Elizabeth E. Salvador Accountancy 534-82-67 loc 143
Prof. Rodolfo Ducut Operations Management 534-82-67 loc 143
Prof. Adelfo Magno Human Resource Development Management 534-82-67 loc 143
Prof. Kristine Y. Opulencia Entrepreneurship 534-82-67 loc 143
Dr. Ester T. Edralin Marketing Management 534-82-67 loc 143
Prof. Rosa F. Diestro Office Administration 534-82-67 loc 143
Prof. Evelyn Dagami Physical Education 534-82-67 loc 142
Engr. Romulo C. Cruz Jr. Electrical Engineering and Technology 534-82-67 loc 126
Engr. Julius Mabanglo Electronics Engineering 534-82-67 loc 126
Engr. Lorenzo C. Caranguian Civil Engineering 534-82-67 loc 126
Engr. Dolores Cruz Computer Engineering and Information Technology 534-82-67 loc 126
Engr. Gerry Cabrera Mechanical Engineering and Technology 534-82-67 loc 126
Engr. Helen Mendoza Industrial Engineering and Technology 534-82-67 loc 126
Engr. Orlando M. Echaluse Instrumentation and Control Engineering and Technology 534-82-67 loc 122
Prof. Ryan Manuel Guido Earth and Spaces Sciences 534-82-67
Arch. Marirose Vocal Architecture 534-82-67 loc 126

 

STUDENT SERVICES DIRECTORS AND HEADS
NAME OF OFFICIAL POSITION/DESIGNATION CONTACT NUMBER
Mr. Guilord J. Rubio Dean, Student Records and Admission Services 534-82-67 loc 105/106
Dr. Elmer C. Pascual Dean, Department of Student Services 534-82-67 loc 127
Prof. Rodrigo Tomas Director, Guidance and Counselling Center 534-82-67 loc 133
Prof. Reydora F. Flordeliza Director, Cultural Affairs Office 534-82-67 loc 130
Dr. Cesar V. Mateo Director, Medical and Dental Services 534-82-67 loc 107
Dr. Amadeo Lanuza Jr. Head, Scholarship Office 534-82-67 loc 141
Prof. Milagros P. Apostol Head, Auxiliary Services 534-82-67 loc 110

 

PROGRAMS, RESEARCH, AND EXTENSION SERVICES DIRECTORS AND HEADS
NAME OF OFFICIAL POSITION/DESIGNATION CONTACT NUMBER
Dr. Leonila Crisostomo Director, Research and Development Center 534-82-67 loc 135
Prof. Alexander Cortez Director, Extension Services 534-82-67 loc 140
Engr. Ronald Licsi Director, Management Information Center 534-82-67 loc 101
Dr. Andres Delos Santos Director, National Service Training Program 534-82-67
Dr. Kathyrn D. Tria Head, International Relations and Grant Office / Gender and Development Office 534-82-67 loc 158
Prof. Ann Thesere C. Llagas Head, Alumni Relations Office 534-82-67

 

DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION DIRECTORS AND HEADS
NAME OF OFFICIAL POSITION/DESIGNATION CONTACT NUMBER
Prof. Normandy B. Legaspi Director, Administrative Services 534-82-67 loc 137
Prof. Ma. Lourdes Austria Director, Finance Services 534-82-67 loc 120
Prof. Cyrus C. Tuazon Director, Human Resources Development Center 534-82-67 loc 136
Ms. Cecilia Fortun Head, Budget Office 534-82-67 loc 116
Mr. Joseph M. Clemente Chief Accountant 534-82-67 loc 118
Ms. Eufrenia P. Mendoza Head, Cashier 534-82-67 loc 104
Ms. Chona Halili Head, Business Affairs Office 534-82-67 loc 153
Ms. Carol C. Abaya Head, Records Section 534-82-67 loc 121
Ms. Jane V. Talento Head, Supply and Property Office 534-82-67 loc 115
Engr. Corleto  R. Bravo Head, Physical Plant and Development Office 534-82-67 loc 132
Engr. Armando P. Matias Head, Infrastructure Management Office 534-82-67
Mr. Ralph Vinarao Head, Transport Service Supervisor 534-82-67
Prof. George Gajero Head, Civil Security and Safety Office 534-82-67

 

Categories: General Updates

UNIVERSITY MANDATE AND FUNCTIONS

UNIVERSITY MANDATE AND FUNCTIONS

The Rizal technological University is a state university created on October 11, 1997 by virtue of Republic Act No. 8365.

The University is tasked to provide highly professional, scientific, technological, and special instructions in the field of engineering and technology, education, sports, business and entrepreneurial technology, and the arts and sciences. It shall also promote research, extension and advance studies in its areas of specialization.

The University shall pursue and endeavor to lead in the development of work-integrated learning through partnership with industry and involvement of students in civic activities. Cooperative Education shall provide an important educational component and technical proficiency in the development of human resource capital.

PHILOSOPHY

The Rizal Technological University believes in nurturing the creative potentials of Filipinos to excel in a dynamic world order and advocates commitment to global peace and sustainable development along with sense of moral responsibility and cultural patronage.

MISSION

To prepare students to create their future in a knowledge-driven and culturally diverse society.

VISION

A prominent University recognized for its commitment to innovative programs in addressing society’s challenges.

Categories: General Updates

TWO BOARD TOPNOTCHERS IN TWO WEEKS

Posted on December 4, 2017

Mag aral kayong mabuti.  Ipasa nyo ang Board exam nyo.  Anim na oras araw araw kayong mag aral. 

This is a first time in the RizalTech.  Two Board Topnotchers  in two weeks!

Of course the first is John Philip Maramag who topped the Board Examination in the Electronics and Communication Technician and now it is Joshua Robert G. Niedo who took 4th place in the Licensure Examination for Teachers. 

I would not like to think that we were just lucky to have this achievement.  I would like to think that our hard work, and the great attitude of our students are now having results.

Dean Julius Meneses of the CED informed me that for the first time takers of the LET, 254 out of 334 examinees passed the examination, or a percentage of 76.05.  I think this is the highest percentage we have achieved so far.

More on this in the coming days as we fully assess our performance.

Basta mag-aral kayong mabuti.

Categories: President's Corner