Saturday, December 20, 2014

A Christmas Masquerade ball

The Plaza of STI College Ortigas-Cainta Academic center definitely looked like the ballroom of a 5-star hotel.

The gurls preparing for the party with their nice masks. 

The hosts for the night, 
the three Vice-Presidents: 
VP for School Operations 
Resty Bundoc
VP for Communications 
Elbert de Guzman
VP for Academics 
Lloyd Bautista

The President of the 
STI Education Services Group
Mr. Monico V. Jacob
Opened the party 

The Finance Division started the Presentations for the evening 

The Academics Division
 followed suit

The STI College Ortigas-Cainta faculty and staff members had a variety of performers

The Office of the COO had 
a rousing performance

The combination of the
 Communications & School Operations Divisions came out with a high-octane performance

The Corporate Information Services Division performed last.

Not to be outdone were 
the newest employees of STI.

The dashing debonaires of STI

Yours truly with 
RJ Marasigan and Ruby Basco

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Come Fly Home Ateneo Homecoming

This year's hosts, yours truly, Ateneo Courtside reporter 
Laura Lehman, 
Ateneo Blue Eagles shooter 
Von Pessumal 
and Former Ateneo Lady Booter Tata Garcia - Long.

 Hail the Silver Jubilarians

Cara Manglapus, Granddaughter of Raul Manglapus leads the singing of
Blue Eagle the King. 

The turnover of AHS 1989 to AHS 1990

 The Singing of 
the Ateneo Alma Mater Song

Thank you for Flying Home
See you again Next year

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 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.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Canon Creativity Classes

The partnership continues as STI and Canon continued the partnership that started this year with the STI's Photography Competition,  carried on through the STI Anniversary Celebration and now through a photography Seminar at the STI College Global City.

Ms. May Cabajar, Marketing head of Canon Philipipnes talks to the STI Students.

Veteran Wildlife Photographer Ely Teehankee shows the various birds he shot.

Ely Teehankee shows the power of Zoom Photographer

Jijo de Guzman, one of the Canon Evangelists talks to the STI students.

Sherilyn Abieras and Allysa Enorme dance while the students take a photo of them

STIers in this 
Canon Creativity Class

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/, our STI NYC fan page facebook/stinyc, follow  us on twitter @STIevents, see our tumblr blog at and follow our instagram page at sti_nyc or simply check our posts at #20thstinyc.