Friday, December 5, 2014

20th NYC in iloilo City


STIer's from STI College Iloilo and STI College Kalibo converge at the SM City Cinema 6 for the STI NYC in this part of the country. This marks the first time that the NYC will be a whole day affair since the ICT and Travel, Tourism and HRM students are all excited for their track specific events. Here are highlights of the STI NYC in Iloilo City.



The Invocation Hymn was interpreted by the students of STI College Iloilo.





Welcoming the delegates was STI College Iloilo Deputy School Administrator Ms. Mafebel Catedrilla.


First to speak to the students was STI College Bacoor's distinguished faculty member Engr. Ferdinand "Ricky" Bunag who talked about the Power of Mobile Applications.




Sharing his knowledge on Mobile Applications, Orange Apps Chief Executive Officer Gian Javelona talks about an inspiring story on how he turned a nagging problem into an opportunity that led to him starting a Mobile App Company.


Howard Go completed the ICT cast of speakers as he talked about how to monetize Mobile Applications. Howard gave lots of ticks and tricks on his talk " App-start" Your success in the Mobile App Market.




In the afternoon session, Digital Marketing consultant Spanky Enriquez interviews STI students and then gives them a copy of Breakfast magazine. Spanky is a food writer for the Philippine Star and Breakfast magazine.



Sharing her vast knowledge when it comes to Professional imaging, CA1 Training & Development Center President Alma Cabagay interviews an STIer in her talk "Profiency" Showing Professional Efficiency!"





The event ended with the very energetic talk given by Bro. Juan Carlos "JC" Libiran. Bro JC taught STIers how to transform their ideas into something that can be beneficial to them in the end.


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

20th NYC opens in Bacolod


For the first time in the history of the STI National Youth Convention, the launch will be in the Visayas region with new STI school, STI West Negros University in Bacolod city as the host.  The STI West Negros University Gym, home to many basketball games will be the venue of this once a year event that seeks to help prepare STIers in various fields.



Last  year, students from STI West Negros University were given a sneak peek on what the NYC is all about. This year, the Travel Management, Tourism, HRM and Business Management students of both STI WNU and STI College Bacolod were combined to witness the event. In the afternoon it was the turn of the ICT students of both Bacolod schools.



The event started with the singing of the STI West Negros University Glee Club of the Invocation Hymn and the Philippine National Anthem. The Glee Club was accompanied by the STI WNU Rondalla club.



Digital Marketing consultant for the Hotel & Restaurant Industry and food writer for the Philippine Star and Breakfast magazine Spanky Enriquez started the ball rolling with his topic "Be Proactive" Up-to-date trends in the Service Industry.


John Robert Powers consultant Marisyll Pengson gave lots of tips in imaging with her topic  "PRO-FICIENCY" Showcasing Professional Efficiency through your image." Her insights on how to project one's image made lots of students listen, take down notes and absorb all the lessons that Ms. Pengson shared.



The last speaker for the THM & BM track of the NYC was CnB Ventures CEO, Juan Carlos "JC" Libiran. JC helped STI students think of opportunities on how to convert their ideas to cash through his talk "Cash in your creativity: Turning your ideas into success!"




The first speaker for the ICT Track was STI College Bacoor Professor Ricky Bunag who gave numerous stories on his topic "Going Mobile: The power of Mobile Application Development!"





One of the most inspiring stories came from Gian Javelona who at 21 years old shared his ups and downs on how he became the CEO of his own company Orange Apps. His topic was entitled  "App-titudes: Fundamentals of Mobile Apps Development!"




The last ICT speaker was Howard Go who is the co-founder of the game site Mochibits.com. Howard shared lots of insights and tips on how to monetize your Mobile Apps from his topic "App-start" Your success in the Mobile App Market.



Providing the students with a nice intermission number is the recently crowned NOPSSCEA Tertiary level folk dance champions - the STI WNU La Jota Sevillana dancers.



The HRS Singers of STI Bacolod wowed the crowd with their wonderful singing, timely choreography and over-all performance.

The last to perform were the STI College Bacolod dancers that gave the crowd much to enjoy with their style and groove a fitting way to end the Bacolod NYC.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The 20th STI NYC: Mission Possible Operation STI Heroes!



Since its inception in 1995, the STI National Youth Convention has tackled countless topics that gave STI students nationwide the latest in the ICT industry.  From its simple beginnings to its expansion into a nationwide event, what was once known as the National IT Convention has now evolved into the National Youth Convention.  This year, Travel & Tourism and Business Management students will also benefit from this two decade nationwide event as three topics in those fields will be added to ensure that each STI’er can inculcate the lifelong learning skills essential for productivity and competitiveness in the job market which is one of the objectives of the NYC. The same formula of inviting industry practitioners will surely help STI students get more knowledge in this amazing roadshow presentation.


This year, the NYC gives its students something to look forward to again as the theme of the NYC helps make STI students emulate what STI alumni have done – become STI Heroes through their distinguished accomplishments. There are a lot of STI Alumni who are now doing well in their chosen field may it be in ICT, the Travel and Tourism industry or even in the field of Business. These alumni were molded by STI to be job-ready and life-ready and they used their STI experience to do stand out in their chosen field.  They are the STI Heroes. These heroes is what STI wants it future graduates to be thus the challenge to every STIer is to Be the Hero! Be STI!   The theme Mission Possible Operation STI Heroes captures the essence of the NYC’s objective to mold STIer’s to one day become STI Heroes.



The 20th edition of the STI National Youth Convention will be launched in Bacolod City at the STI West Negros University campus. The NYC will then travel to Iloilo City and Cebu City to complete the Visayas leg, Legazpi City and Baguio City for the Luzon leg and to Gen. Santos City, Davao City and Cagayan de Oro City for the Mindanao leg of the NYC. The Metro Manila leg will be on February 3 – 6, 2015 at the Aliw Theatre in Pasay City where 24,000 STI Students from Metro Manila and nearby environs are expected to witness this grand event. At the end of the STI NYC, another 35,000 STIers will be ready to become STI heroes specially when it comes to becoming revered ICT Professionas of make it big in the Hospitality industry. For more information on the 20th STI NYC please like our STI official fan page at facebook/sti.edu, our STI NYC fan page facebook/stinyc, follow  us on twitter @STIevents, see our tumblr blog at stievents.tumblr.com and follow our instagram page at sti_nyc or simply check our posts at #20thstinyc. 








Tuesday, October 28, 2014

NBA 2014- 2015: Kyrie Loves LBJ


Triumvirates help makes dynasties. Look at the trio of Larry Bird, Kevin Mchale and Robert Parish. Same goes with Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and James Worthy. Also there is the almighty Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Horace Grant team-up. All of them won multiple titles. Lately it the trio of Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce won a title with Lebron James , Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh winning two. But then again, there were also team- ups that turned sour like the one that had Shaq & Kobe teaming up with Karl Malone and Gary Payton. There was the Hakeem Olajuwon, Charles Barkley and Scottie Pippen experiment which never took off. Just lately there were supposedly super teams that never really clicked like the Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard Steve Nash team up and the Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Derron Williams and Joe Johnson bust. It takes time for a team to be Championship bound. Lets see what this super team up will lead up to this year.  For me I am just excited that the NBA is back.










Sunday, October 19, 2014

A Salu-salo to remember




I was suppose to plan a trip for my birthday this year. Unfortunately because of so much work the planning went down the drain. So I just decided to have  a simple salu-salo to celebrate my birthday and thankfully even though I had last minute preparations I still had friends who came along to celebrate with me. Thank you Lord for all your blessings.



 THE STAR OF THE SALU - SALO 
MAMA'S RECIPE 
PERFECTED BY MY SISTER IN LAW
THE GARRIDO EMBOTIDO




 A NEW RECIPE
THE PORK MECHADO



HOME MADE LUMPIA



THE VEGETABLES




FRESH SIOMAI





MY BEST BUDS KRISVI, CATHY & RJ



30 YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP
DEO BONG JEROME


SURPRISE GUEST EDGEL


MHEL'S GURLS AT THE PARTY 



MHEL'S GURLS AT THE
AFTER PARTY

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Mr. and Ms. STI 2014 Production number



Mr. and Ms. STI 2014 Candidates 
from all over the country 
in their production number 
together with the BE STI Dancers.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

THE 2014 STI IDOL



THE 2014 STI IDOL SINGING COMPETITION
GRAND NATIONAL CHAMPION
COLEEN ZAMORA OF
STI COLLEGE MEYCAUAYAN

STI Battle of the Bands 2014 Champion


THE 2014 BATTLE OF THE BANDS
GRAND NATIONAL CHAMPION
THE FAMILY TREE
OF STI COLLEGE MEYCAUYAN

STI Talent Search 2014 another success

The Stage is set for the 
STI Talent Search 2014 Grand National Finals
at the Enchanting Events Place
at the Enchanted Kingdom 



The Production Number of 
the Hataw Sayaw Dance Competition 



Former Talent Search Winner 
and now MCA Recording Artist, 
Zendee Tenerefe, 
a proud graduate of
 STI College Gen. Santos 



The BE STI Dancers with 
one of their
 intermission numbers 




With Guest Star Mikael Daez

With another Kapuso star 
Kristoffer Martin 


With Kylie, 
another gorgeous Padilla 


Mr. and Ms. STI 2014 Winners 


Mr. STI 2014 Angle Lemuel Cruz 
of STI College Angeles 
with the other winners 


Ms. STI 2014 Shanice Aquino 
of STI College Angeles 
with the other winners

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Mr. & Ms. STI Pictorial 2014



The STI National Talent Search first glimpse of National Finalists is usually the pictorials we have two weeks prior to the grand event. This year we are proud to announce that CANON is STI's imaging partner for the Talent Search and grand celebration that will happen on September 26,2014 at the Enchanted Kingdom. With me is CANON's Wendy Garrido (who most probably is a relative of mine) who patiently took the photos of the candidates in their casual wear, formal wear and with the STI Be the Hero shirts. Here are some pictures of some of the candidates. Watch out for the online voting of all candidates on monday September 22, 2014.

MICHAEL MANJERON
STI COLLEGE NOVALICHES


JIEZEL SIOLOON
STI COLLEGE LAS PIÑAS

MARK NIEL HARA
STI COLLEGE ORTIGAS - CAINTA

CHRISTELLE CHUA
STI COLLEGE SAN JOSE

EMMANUEL CASTILLO
STI COLLEGE RECTO


FEVY BESAS
STI COLLEGE SANTA ROSA


The very supportive school staff of the Mr and Ms STI Candidates who accompanied them to the STI Head office. Thanks for your support and see you in the National finals.