Myron Sta. Ana studied Bachelor in Business Teacher Education at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
Coming from and growing in a humble and poor family of a carpenter father and a side walk clothes vendor mother in Taytay, Rizal, Philippines; Myron Sta. Ana had accomplished a lot, worthy of a place in this blog site.
Here's the student, professional or corporate and personal accomplishments of Mr. Sta. Ana as taken from his website.
Galing Pilipino Movement Youth Arm or National Youth Council, Polytechnic University of the Philippines College of Office Administration and Business Teacher Education (now College of Education) Debating Team, Polytechnic University of the Philippines College of Office Administration and Business Teacher Education (now College of Education) Honors’ Society, and the Federation of College of Office Administration and Business Teacher Education (now College of Education) Student Organizations or F4-COABTE.
Chief Proponent for the Following:
Establishment of the Taytay, Rizal-wide Active Model Youth Onwards Better and Empowered Taytay (AMYOBET), Establishment of the Advocates for Solidarity Toward an Innovative, Greater, and Positive University Perspective (ASTIGPUP)
The long-time defunct school-based and student political party arm of SAVE ME (Save Mother Earth) Movement, the Students for Education, Extension, and Development Services or SEEDS PARTY
Linguistic Communication (Pronunciation, Grammar and Accent)
Effective Communication (Interpersonal and Intrapersonal)
Training and Public Speaking
Good Morning Kuya, UNTV 37
Guested in the following radio program:
Voice of the Youth Radio – Hosted by Pocholo Gonzales
DZIQ Radyo Inquirer 990 kHz AM
Magnegosyo Tayo – Hosted by Ms. Annie Rentoy
UNTV Radio La Verdad 1350
Lakas Kabataan, Tinig Kabataan: Recharged! – A Voice of the Youth (VOTY) Network Radio Program
DZME 1530 khz
( Acknowledgement: Photo and story courtesy of Mr. Myron Sta. Ana)
GIO PAREDES graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Mathematics major in Computer Programming from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in May 1995. He was supposed to take up Mechanical Engineering, but later on fell in love with computer programming.
When he was a young boy, growing up in the 80s, his father would buy him Pilipino Funny Komiks and Ninja Komiks every week. He had many funny memories of characters such as Matsutsu and Bardagol of Planet Opdi Eyps. Superkat, Superdog, the fried chicken-loving Niknok and his Lola, Mahimud Ali and his half-human half-carabao son Kalatao.
But it was Edmund Berganio (his classmate in College) who showed him all about the western comics, not only in a comic book fans perspective but also looking at the comics creative team behind it. He was exposed to awesome artwork of the likes of Jim Lee, Marc Silvestri, Dale Keown, Ron Lim and Whilce Portacio. He then dreamed of becoming one of those great artists that he admires.
In 2000, he enrolled in a comic book creating school “LEARN”, founded by the famous Wetworks creator Whilce Portacio. In that school, he first met a long time local comic book artist Gilbert Monsanto.
In June 2007, he released his very first comic book ever, Kalayaan #1. This was possible through the help of Reno Maniquis and Gerry Alanguilan. These were the two persons he often emails and asks about self publishing your own comics.
In July of 2008, Gio heed the call of Gilbert Monsanto to become a member of Bayan Knights, a group of comics creator featuring their own original characters in one comic book. From then on, he has become one of the point man of the group.
As a comics creator, he was featured at GMA News TV-Good News with Vicky Morales. He was also interviewed at Hero TV where he mentioned that he was a proud graduate of PUP. Along with that, he was also interviewed at Astig TV.
The culmination of his achievements and his comics works were featured at SM Sucat events center.
At present, he is working as computer programmer / analyst in a company in Ortigas Center. And at the same time, he is still busy with his Kalayaan comics series that he continues to self-publish. He also have a plan to publish Kalayaan comics as a graphic novel (trade paper back) in the future.
You can view his Kalayaan Comics website at >>www.kalayaancomics.tk/
Cheynard Bondoc is also known as Cheng Bondoc.
He is a servant at heart, proud entrepreneur, behavior consultant and the founder of SMLC Behavioral Therapy.
He is also a motivational speaker and the founder of Talking Fish Training and Development.
He took up BS Industrial and Organizational Psychology at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in 2009 and pursued Master of Arts in Psychology at Manuel L. Quezon University (MLQU) in 2010.
He was a consistent academic scholar in high school at Immaculada Concepcion Colleges and in elementary at Golden Values School.
He was actively involved in college and other organizations such as the following:
* Bukluran sa Sikolohiyang Pilipino, PUP ( President)
* Peer Counselors Association ( Member)
* Molino Presbyterian Youth Organization, Cavite ( President)
As a goal-oriented individual, he conducted and attended the following trainings and seminars:
* Path to Entrepreneurship
Victory Biz Molino 2014
* Education is Love
Joy of Mary Learning Center 2014
* Behavior Management and Shadow Teaching
Marikina Christian Integrated School 2014
* Happy Parent: Happy Child II
7 Happy Lessons to Keep
Cubao, Quezon City 2014
Emmaus Christian School
Valenzuela City 2013
* Bully vs. Bullied
Emmaus Christian School
Valenzuela City 2013
* Happy Parent: Happy Child
7 Happy Lessons to Keep
Cubao, Quezon City
* Successful Leadership
Bukluran sa Sikolohiyang Pilipino, PUP
Quezon City 2013
Christ Cares International Community Church
Bacoor, Cavite 2013
* The Stock Market
Christ Cares International Community Church
Bacoor, Cavite 2013
* Introduction to ABA; God Made me special
Shaping Milestones Learning Center
DepEd, Ortigas 2013
* Building a Safe Environment for Paulinians
St. Paul, Paranaque 2012
* Photo Language Theraphy-PLT
Polytechnic University of the Philippines 2009
* Talent Invasion: Latest Treand in Human Resource Management
Polytechnic University of the Philippines 2008
* Employment for Individuals with Special Needs
Polytechnic University of the Philippines 2008
* Bukluran Sa Sikolohiyang Pilipino
Polytechnic University of the Philippines 2007
Photo Language Therapy Training
He is a missionary in spirit by supporting ministries like Ang Bahay Parola 3 (Grace Home for Orphans), School of Fish Foundation and some missionaries.
He is the author of the book Cure: It’s all about children with special needs and two booklets, Happy Parent: Happy Child; 7 happy lessons to keep and Martial Law and The Rise of Democracy; My parent thought they did the best for me.
His extensive involvements include the following:
* Bo Sanchez Campus Missions, Core Team 2014
SMLC Tutorial Hub, Bacoor Cavite
* Chief Empowering Officer 2014
House of Little Leaders, Cubao, Quezon City
* Chief Empowering Officer/Founder 2014
Talking Fish Training and Development
* Director/Founder 2013-present
SMLC Behavioral Theraphy Inc.
Infant Jesus Subdivision, Molino II, Bacoor, Cavite
* Chief Empowering Officer 2012-present
Kid’s Partner Behavioral Therapy Center
309, 1823 FMSG Building, E. Rodriguez Sr., Quezon City
* Associate Director/Founder 2099-2012
ABP-Ang Bahay Parola
Progressive Village 16, Molino 2 Bacoor, Cavite
* Child Psychologist Volunteer 2009-2011
Teamworks Behavioral Theraphy
* Selected as the top therapist of the batch during training. Able to complete the
one-month training in just two weeks
* Behavioral Therapist 2008
Acknowledgement: Story and photo provided by Cheynard Bondoc.
To keep upbreast of what he is doing, you can visit his website at www.chengbondoc.weebly.com or you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. RONALD C. COSTALES, a native of Umingan, Pangasinan, is an organic farming practitioner and a staunch advocate of organic agriculture, an agri - technology innovator, a self-sacrificing extension service provider and an astute agri-entrepreneur.
Ronald was a poor but talented boy. He came from a farm family which could not afford to send him to college after he graduated from high school at the top of his class. But he was determined to go to college.
He stopped studying for two years so he could save enough to go to Manila. In those two years, he was a jeepney driver, sometimes acting as a barker at the terminal.
He was able to save enough money so that he could go to Manila, but it was not enough to keep him in school. So that he could enroll in college, he worked as security guard during the day and studied at night at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
After five years of great sacrifice, Ronald finished Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering, Magna Cum Laude.
His degree was his passport to a much more comfortable living. He was hired by a big telecommunications company, first as a computer specialist, then after three years, he was promoted to a managerial position, climbing the corporate ladder until he was Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Company when he chose to retire at a very young age of 39 after almost 20 years of service.
He then ventured into organic farming, initially, for family consumption.
What started as a hobby and in pursuit of his main belief that an all-Natural and Chemical-Free Food is the cornerstone for a Healthy Lifestyle has given rise to the 5-hectare Costales Nature Farm – an Integrated Certified Organic Farm.
With this as a mission, the farm started producing safe, fresh and tasty products that contain optimum nutrient without a trace of synthetic fertilizers or pesticide.
They take pride in their farm produce that has been lovingly planted, grown and harvested by hand. Top-of-the line post-harvest facilities and properly trained personnel are employed in the handling of products to ensure the highest standards in food handling, food packaging, and in general food hygiene.
His adoption of organic farming has made the food that reaches the tables of every Filipino families safer, tastier, and healthier!
As a staunch advocate of organic agriculture, he and his wife Josie Costales established the Costales Nature Farms in 2005 utilizing integrated organic farming system for the production of high value organic vegetable, culinary herbs, fresh water fish, free range poultry and odorless livestock.
The farm was recognized as the Most Outstanding Organic Farm of the Philippines for the year 2012 by His Excellency President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III and was accredited as the first Agri-tourism destination in the Philippines by the Department of Tourism.
As an agri - technology innovator and a self-sacrificing extension service provider, he holds the position of President of the Magsasakang Siyentista (MS) in Organic Agriculture for the island of Luzon and was accredited as the first and only Private Extension Service Provider - National Level for Organic Agriculture giving him the privilege to conduct trainings in organic agriculture in the entire archipelago.
Recognizing his agricultural breakthroughs in organic farming, he was invited as resource speaker on organic agriculture and agritourism development during the 2013 APO International Convention in Bali, Indonesia and again just recently (Feb 2014) in Kuala Lumpur and Sri Lanka.
In 2012, he introduced the innovative agri-entrepreneurial approach through Joint-Venture (JV) Programs among Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). This program aimed to address the need for additional capital investments for the expansion requirement of the farm.
The scheme provided OFWs the opportunity for additional earnings from their invested savings. At present, it provides a 140% - ROI for the JV Build-a-greenhouse Program and a 40% - for the JV on Agri-tourism Development Program and JV on Farm Accommodation Program. This is way above the 1% annual interest rates offered by commercial banks.
Also at the same year, Costales Nature Farms partnered with top-of-mind organic processed food distributor and number one wellness store in the country, Healthy Options, in the production of organic eggs, organic free-range chickens, and pigs.
Healthy Options, also helped-out in the establishment of top-of-the line post-harvest facilities to ensure the highest standard of food hygiene.
Their other long-term market partners are Cibo, Raffles Hotel, Makati Shangri-La Hotel, Solaire Resort & Casino, Dalcielo, El Nido and Dizon Farms.
By 3rd quarter of 2012, the biggest chain of high-end restaurant concepts, Bistro Holdings who owns the well known restaurant brands Italiannis, TGI Fridays, Krazy Garlik, Tonkatsu and Modern Shanghai, ventured with the Costaleses’ for the production of high value vegetables and culinary herbs.
These high-value veggies and herbs are served in the company’s chain of restaurant with the label “I Love Organic”.
Acknowledging his expertise and noble contributions in the advancement of organic agriculture in the Philippines, he was adjudged as 2011 Most Outstanding Organic Agriculturist of the Philippines by the Rotary Club.
In 2012, he was also awarded the National Gawad Saka Most Outstanding Organic Farmer of the Philippines by the Department of Agriculture and the 2012 Gawad Saka - Outstanding Farm Family by the Department of Agriculture - Region IV-A.
For the year 2014, he was unanimously voted as the Most Outstanding Pangasinense by the provincial government of Pangasinan and very recently awarded as The 2014 Most Outstanding Professional for Agriculture Category by Superbrand Marketing International (SMI).
The latest award that Ronald received was the 2014 Most Inspiring Agri-Entrepreneur of the Philippines given by Go Negosyo for inspiring billions of people local and abroad to engage into progressive Agriculture by proving to everyone that Agriculture is the best job in the 21st century where down in the farm, incomes are up.
This is through the introduction of innovative business ideas like Agritourism as a means to supplement farm income.
His unselfish sharing of expertise created new niches in organic integrated farming like the Rancho Domingo in Isabela, Gardenscape Philippines in Bulacan and Our Farm Republic located in Barangay Torre 2nd, Mangatarem, Pangasinan, which now serve as a new avenue for technology replication on organic farming. And just recently, The Farm Republic has been accredited as a Technology Demonstration Farm on Organic Agriculture by the Department of Agriculture – Regional Office I. These joint ventures with different farming industries has confirmed Mr. Costales’ selflessness in considering other farm industries as partners not as competitors for the common pursuit of a safe and healthy food for every Filipino family and in support to the Food Staple Sufficiency Program of the country.
Awards and recognitions bestowed on Mr. Ronald Costales have confirmed the magnificence of his works, however these are but secondary, for he remains humble as he avers, “It is not the number of awards that counts, but it is the number of people’s lives that you have touched and inspired that matters.”
Alleviating Farmer’s lives through Organic Agriculture and Farm Tourism
* Graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1989 with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering in PUP;
* Former Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer of PhilCom Corp* Retired in 2004 at the age of 39 to enjoy life in Organic Agriculture & Agritourism;
* National President, Association of Certified Trainers for National Organic Agriculture Welfare (ACT-NOW)* President MAGSASAKA-SIYENTISTA – Luzon Island;
* Executive Vice President and Chairman of the Speakers Bureau of GO ORGANIC FARMERS CLUB, INC;* Vice President, Farm Tourism Movers Association of the Philippines
* National awardee as the 2011 Most Outstanding Organic Agriculturist of the Philippines(TOPOA) given by Rotary International;* 2012, PRESIDENTIAL AWARDEE, - Most Outstanding Organic Agriculture Farmer of the Philipines;
* 2014 Most Outstanding Pangasinense given by Pangasinan Provincial Govt; •
* 2014 Most Outstanding Professional of the Philippines given by SMI Intl;
* 2014 Most Inspiring Agri-Entrepreneur of the Philippines give by Go Negosyo;
* Chairman and co-founder of COSTALES NATURE FARMS
Acknowledgement: Photo and story provided by Mr. Ronald Costales. For more information about his company, you can visit his company's website at http://www.costalesnaturefarms.com/
Ms. Aida B. de Guzman serves as Senior Vice President of Puregold Price Club Inc since September 19, 1999.
Prior to her engagement with Puregold, she was employed by Royal Duty-Free Shops, Inc. as Assistant General Manager and Rustan’s Supercenters, Inc. (Shopwise) as Senior Manager for Supermarket Merchandising from 1993 to 1999.
She received a Bachelor of Science in Commerce Major in Economics degree from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Cum Laude.
She also studied Supermarket Management Operations at Fleming Institute in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
( Story courtesy of http://www.reuters.com/finance/stocks/companyOfficers?symbol=PGOLD.PS)
( Photo courtesy of http://www.asianinvestor.net/Gallery/361483,rising-stars-of-the-philippines-2013.aspx/12 )
In 1969, Villanueva graduated with a degree in commerce, majoring in economics, from the Philippine College of Commerce (PCC), since renamed the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. He was immersed in both student and labor movements in the 1970s, joining the progressive segments of society which opposed the Marcos dictatorship. Villanueva also took up law at the University of the Philippines but was already into so much activism that he never had time to take the bar [examination]. During Martial law, he fought local landgrabbers in Bulacan and ended up being jailed twice for his political beliefs and participation in various mass actions.
He worked as a full-time faculty member in the Economics and Finance Department of PCC until 1972. He then worked as the export manager of Maran Export Industries in 1973 and from 1976 to 1977, he was the general manager of the Agape Trading Co. He returned to PCC, now renamed, in 1978 as a part-time professor.
Eduardo C. Villanueva (born October 6, 1946), known as Bro. Eddie Villanueva, is a religious and political leader in the Philippines and a presidential candidate in the 2010 Philippine election as standard bearer of the Bangon Pilipinas Party. Prior to joining the politics, he is best known as the founder and leader of the Jesus Is Lord Church but officially declared his leave of absence as its Spiritual Director during the launching of Bagong Pilipinas Movement on March 28, 2009 “so that [he] may concentrate on the transformation of our beloved nation.” 
In 2004, he was a presidential candidate in the Philippine election but lost to incumbent Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and placed last in a field of five candidates, with 6.2% of the vote - although many Filipinos believed that the 2004 election in general was an alleged large-scale election fraud, particularly due to the Aragoncillo Project.
On August 21, 2009, he announced that he will be running in the 2010 election and on November 30, 2009, filed his Certificate of Candidacy with the Commission on Elections "accompanied by his running mate, former Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chief Perfecto Yasay, and five senatorial bets".
He is the owner and chairman of ZOE Broadcasting Network, a commercial TV station currently operated by GMA Network through Quality TeleVision (QTV) now GMA News TV. He is also the owner and president of Jesus Is Lord Colleges Foundation Inc. (JILCF), a Christian school in Bocaue, Bulacan.
( Source: Wikipedia Website)
Vice Chairman and Assurance Partner
Rick became a partner of the firm in July 2005. Rick has a solid experience in auditing large and complex companies, both domestic and multinational. He has more than 15 years of hands-on experience in Financial reporting (International Financial Reporting Standards and US GAAP). He is one of the most sought after public speaker in the areas of financial reporting, internal controls and auditing standards. Rick has deep experience in auditing companies reporting under the stringent regulatory watch of PCAOB in the USA. Rick has also led several Financial Due Diligence Reviews of various companies involved in mergers and acquisitions.
Rick is currently the Vice Chairman of the Firm. Prior to his appointment as Vice Chairman, he was the Audit Methodology and Learning and Education Leader for 8 years. Rick has participated, as reviewer, in global quality reviews of other PwC offices in the region.
Under the international assignment program of PwC, Rick worked as an audit manager in PwC offices in London (UK) and Silicon Valley (USA) from November 2000 to September 2003. During his secondment, Rick has led the audits of listed telecommunications and media companies.
Rick is currently leading our audit practice in Brunei where our firm audits the country's major oil and gas companies.
( Story and photo courtesy of http://www.pwc.com/en_ph/people/ph/roderick-danao)
Assurance Partner, Ethics and Business Conduct Leader
Rodel expands the firm's expertise with his more than 25 years of extensive experience in the audit of retail companies, manufacturing, shipping, mining, oil and gas, utilities, chemical/pharmaceuticals, hotels, hospitals, construction and engineering, consulting, and other service industries.
He handles pre-acquisition reviews, special investigation audits, IPO services and had been a member of Quality Audit Review Team of PricewaterhouseCoopers which handles review of overall practice units' compliance with the firm's global standards.
Rodel graduated Cum Laude in Bachelor of Science in Commerce Major in Accounting in Polytechnic University of the Philippines and has certain units for MBA at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business. He has also completed a certification on the PwC-sponsored Insead Leadership Program held in Singapore. He also attended and obtained a certificate for the Strategic Business Economic Program of the University of Asia & the Pacific.
( Story and photo courtesy of http://www.pwc.com/en_ph/people/ph/rodel-acosta)
Assurance Partner, Accounting Consulting Services Partner, Corporate Responsibility Leader
Gina expands the firm's industry expertise with her more than 20 years auditing experience in the consumer products and services industry. She currently co-leads the Philippine firm Accounting Consulting Services (ACS) and has been involved in facilitating seminars related to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Gina has worked on assignments related to the requirements of US GAAP/GAAS and Audit of Internal Control over Financial Reporting.
She graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, major in Accounting at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Gina also attended the Management Development Program at the Asian Institute of Management. She is currently a member of the Philippine Interpretations Committee.
Aside from her ACS role, Gina is concurrently Assurance Partner and Partner responsible for Corporate Responsibility.
( Story and photo courtesy of http://www.pwc.com/en_ph/people/ph/gina-detera)
Mr. Francisco (Francis) C. Canuto serves as Senior Vice President, Treasurer, Compliance Officer, Corporate Information Officer of Megaworld Corp since June 17, 2011. He is a Certified Public Accountant. He graduated from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce major in Accounting. Mr. Canuto has a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business (Ateneo de Manila University). Before joining the Company, he worked as Audit Manager of SGV & Company and Controller of Federal Express Corporation.
( Story courtesy of
One of the greatest motivators for men and women to scale heights and overcome what seems to be insurmountable odds is often an incident early in their lives that perpetually challenged them. It is like climbing one's Mt. Everest while pursuing their lives and, more specifically, their chosen fields of endeavor. But how can one get past personal and career life challenges and emerge victorious? That is what this book, "The 8 Streams of Confluent Learning to Personal Effectiveness," is all about. Its author, Ed Teovisio, presents his theory on holistic learning and human potential development with insightful, introspective, & experiential fervor. Ed transcends the term "learning" from its traditional sense making it relevant not only in developing the cognitive mind but also the creative, physical, intrapersonal, spiritual, interpersonal, emotional, and behavioral faculties, which Ed calls the 8 life streams.These streams play an important part in learning, in performing, and in realizing one's success potentials. Confluent Learning or the coming together and meeting at a common point of the 8 life streams can draw out the power to excel in one's chosen fields of endeavor where personal effectiveness is central. Edgar "Ed" Suing Teovisio, born on July 21, 1966 in Manila, finished his Bachelor in Industrial Psychology and Bachelor in Human Behavior Technology at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (Manila) in 1987. He took up units of Master in Industrial I Organizational Psychology at the De La Salle University (Taft). He held management positions at The Professional Troup Inc., Philippine Bank of Communications, High Desert Philippines Inc., Express Telecommunications Company Inc., U-BIX Corporation, and Philippine Behavior Centre, Inc. In 1995, he founded Confluent Learning Center which later became Confluent Management Inc. licensed under the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2005. He has served as human resource and organizational development consultant to highly reputable companies, namely: Corporate Holdings Management Inc., Commerce Asia Inc., Toyota Shaw Inc., Toyota Pasig, Rapid Forming Corporation, BCD Philscan Travel & Tours Inc., U-BIX Corporation, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Social Security System, GREPALIFE, Land Bank of the Phils., Duprinter Phils., JGC Philippines, and Bankard Inc., among others.
The broadcast media seems to be the turf of our beloved Alma Mater. Whenever you are tune in to Channel 5, you will see this reporter delivering the news in an incisive manner.
Dindo Flora, a Polytechnic University of the Philippines Broadcast Communications major, is now in the forefront of events providing vibrant color to the professional world of journalism.
For the every news report he makes every day, all PUPians take pride that the one in front of their TV screen was once a student of our Sintang Paaralan.
( Photo courtesy of Dindo Flora facebook account)
Irish Agnes V. Legaspi Vice President – Financial Management and Government Compliance- Herma Corporation
Irish Legaspi holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce (BSC) degree major in Accounting from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). As head of the Financial Management and Government Compliance under Herma Corporation’s Shared Services, she is currently overseeing the implementation of accounting and financial systems for the strategic business units within the Herma Group. Prior to her present post, she was Vice-President for Finance and Administration of Herma Shipping and Transport Corporation and Herma Shipyard Inc. Her many years of work in Accounting, Personnel Management, and Administration has enabled her to bring a wealth of experience that is valuable for her current role. Ms. Legaspi has also worked with some of the biggest companies in the country like Petron Corp. and shipping companies such as Intermodal Shipping, Inc., Core Maritime Corp., and Flagship Corporation.
( Photo and story courtesy of http://www.herma.com.ph/about-us/officers/)
MANILA, Philippines - The Southeast Asian Airlines (SEAIR) has appointed Olive Ramos as its new chief executive officer. Ramos will take over from Patrick Tan, who will remain part of SEAIR's senior management team. Ramos, who was previously with DHL Supply Chain Philippines, holds a Master of Busines Administration from the De La Salle University and a bachelor's degree in accountancy from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. SEAIR is currently a 40 percent-owned associate airline of Tiger Airways Holdings. SEAIR adopts Tiger Airway’s business model and offers value fares to domestic and international destinations within a five-hour flying radius of the Philippines. “We are pleased to welcome Olive Ramos to the SEAIR team. With her strong logistics and financial background, capabilities in organizational development and operations, and intricate understanding of the Philippine market, we are confident that she will be able to steer our Philippine operations forward,” said SEAIR chairman Koay Peng Yen. Ramos is also a committee chair of the Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines (SCMAP), an organization of business professionals in the logistics and supply chain industry, and a director of the Philippine Association of Management Accountants (PAMA).
( Story and picture courtesy of www.philstar.com/http://www.philstar.com:8080/business/2013/01/21/899469/pup-graduate-new-seair-ceo)
Fernando Martinez, an economics graduate of the state-owned Polytechnic University of the Philippines who has played a crucial role in changing the downstream oil industry in the country, now aims to transform the liquefied petroleum gas business as well.
The 58-year-old former government employee established Eastern Petroleum Corp. as an offshoot of the Oil Deregulation Law of 1998. He was the founding chairman of the Independent Philippine Petroleum Companies Association, which challenged the dominance of the so-called Big 3 in the oil industry.
Always a risk taker, Martinez recently took a leap of faith by expanding Eastern Petroleum’s business to include liquefied petroleum gas or cooking gas. His company launched an ambitious P3-billion LPG business that is expected to change the industry once more.
Eastern Petroleum allocated P3 billion for the rollout of the country’s first composite liquefied petroleum gas cylinder, which is said to be a lot safer than the regular steel cylinders.
“EC [Eastern Composite] Gas was established to give consumers a higher standard of safety for its LPG cylinders,” Martinez says. “There is no reason why LPG-related accidents should happen every year.”
Martinez says EC Gas is the next-generation LPG cylinder technology manufactured by Hexagon Ragasco, the biggest manufacturer of composite cylinders.
The cylinder body is made of durable fiber glass and resin, which makes it translucent with the glass level visible at all times. It is non-explosive even when exposed to excessive pressure or open flame and 50-percent lighter than the traditional LPG tank.
The EC Gas tank comes with an auto shut-off feature which stops leaks in case of rupture or disconnection.
Records from the Bureau of Fire Protection show that traditional steel LPG have triggered up to 100 fires and explosion incidents nationwide.
“The challenge is how to make EC Gas available for every household at the shortest possible time since it involves your own safety and your loved ones,” he says.
Martinez says homeowners should not ignore this statistics and should start searching for an alternative to the traditional steel LPG tanks for their safety.
“Translucent, lightweight and low-maintenance composite LPG cyclinders are measurable, non-corrosive and explosion-proof alternatives. It is a true symbol of safety in the Filipino home,” he says.
Martinez expects EC Gas to be a game changer in the Philippine LPG industry. He says the replacement of every one million traditional steel LPG tanks will need 500 EC Gas distributors and outlets who will be assured of financial returns.
Martinez says an entry-level franchise for EG Gas costs P420,000 where the dealer should have exclusivity to about 5,000 households in its area.
“We are looking for advocates of safety so that 100 LPG fires will be substantially reduced, become part of our network of fire busters,” he says.
Eastern Petroleum was ranked 452 in sales in the 2011 list of the country’s Top 1000 corporations. It has annual sales of over P3 billion.
Martinez is also chairman and chief executive of three other subsidiaries and affiliates of the Eastern Petroleum Group, including Eastern Renewables Corp., J&M Properties and Construction Corp. and MacKay Eastern Medical Group.
He is also the president of Enerfuse Holdings Inc., which is a newly formed holding company.
Eastern Renewables focuses on constructing a biomass plant in Agusan del Norte, with a total investment of P2.5 billion.
J&M Properties is the real estate arm of the group while MacKay Eastern Medical Group is involved in the commercialization of advance breast cancer screening technology and other related applications called biofields diagnostic system.
Martinez is also the chairman of the Philippine Tapioca Producers and Processors Association Inc.
He held various positions in government-owned and controlled corporations for 15 years before engaging full-time in private businesses.
His work for the government included a stint at the office of the President of the Philippines as program director of the Presidential Management Staff (1990-1998) and as former general manager of the Food Terminal Inc. (1992-1998).
He served as a director at the Ministry of Human Settlements (1983-1986) where he led the training, development and deployment of the human settlements officers across the nation. He was also the principal author of the Kabisig mobilization plan, a village-based volunteer’s movement which was successfully implemented in more than 10,000 barangays and had more than one million members at one time.
Martinez graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics at PUP. He obtained a Master’s degree in Policy and Program Administration from the University of the Philippines and had special trainings on Rural Development and Land Reform at Saemul Undong Institute in Korea and Lincoln Institute in China.
He once served as the president of the Makati-Salcedo Rotary Club.
Martinez was recognized as the Most Outstanding Son of Lopez, Quezon in 1998 and 2005 and was a Centennial Awardee at PUP’s 100th year anniversary in 2007. He was cited as an outstanding alumnus of PUP in Public Administration in 1994 and of the PUP College of Economics in 2000. He served as vice president of the PUP Alumni Association from 1995 to 1999.
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Arvin Jimenez (March 24, 1974 – February 7, 2014), known mononymously as Tado, was a Filipino comedian, actor, radio personality, businessman and activist. His nickname "Tado" comes from a Tagalog expletive he frequently blurts out. Tado was primarily known for the offbeat television program Strangebrew and the U92 radio program The BrewRATs!.
Prior to fame, Tado had worked on various odd jobs such as a staff in a mental hospital, a waiter, a scriptwriter for television and a photojournalist. Tado graduated from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) with a degree in Psychology. He was an active member of Scouts Royale Brotherhood (SRB) International Service Fraternity and Sorority under the waving banner of Beta Tau Chapter. He was engaged in social issues as a student organizer of Sanlakas.
While in PUP, Tado was influenced by his artist friends, causing him to be involved in theater, painting and photography. This led to the founding of the now-defunct PUP-based cultural organization called PANDAY PIRA (Pandayan ng Pilipinong Kultura). He eventually studied film making at the Mowelfund Institute.
Tado later co-founded Dakila ("Noble"), an artists group aiming to instill modern-day heroism in everyday people, with poet Lourd de Veyra, bassist for Parokya ni Edgar, Buwi Meneses and acclaimed actor, Ronnie Lazaro.
Tado also dabbled in music, and had appeared with the band The Youth as their lead vocalist with original vocalist Dodong Cruz's consent. He and the band appeared on the GMA Network program Unang Hirit, singing the band's hit "Multong Bakla" ("gay ghost").
Strangebrew Tado became involved in television with the premiere of the off-the-wall magazine show Strangebrew in the then-NU 107 operated UNTV Channel 37, with Angel Rivero as his co-host, in 2001. His maroon Volkswagen Beetle took him and Rivero throughout Metro Manila on an adventure with "a unique cartoony look, a caustic wit" with "a weird sense of humor."
Strangebrew and Tado became a cult hit until the show was canceled a year later, with him enshrined as a pop culture icon.
In almost all episodes whenever they interview a certain person, Tado throws his famous question "Kuya/ate, sa tagal mo nang ginagawa itong trabaho na ito, umibig ka na ba?"
The BrewRATs! He was reunited with Rivero (along with occasional Strangebrew contributor, Ramon Bautista) in Hit 99.5 FM (now 99.5 Play FM's) late night talk show The BrewRATs! in which is a pun on the Tagalog slang of the male genitalia. Even with Hit FM's reformatting to 99.5 Campus FM and finally reverting to its old 99.5 RT callsign, the show was consistently placed on the station's roster of shows, and consistently occupying the late night slot until it was moved to the morning slot from August to September 2009.
On October 1, 2009, The BrewRATs! resurfaced on U92, the radio affiliate of MTV Philippines, of which Bautista was a personality of (The Ramon Bautista Show). It went off the air a second time as a result of U92's reformat to Radyo5 92.3 News FM and has since become a show at the internet radio station DigRadio every Thursday from 9 PM to midnight.
LimiTado Aside from radio, Tado also designed LimiTado ("Limited"), and ran it with his wife. The graphic T-shirts' main selling points are striking messages printed on the shirt and spoofs. Other items include bags, accessories and toy collectibles such as Volkswagen die-casts. He also has a tattoo shop.
Tado ran for the position of city councilor of Marikina's 1st District (coextensive with Marikina's 1st congressional district) in 2010 as an independent candidate. He finished eleventh; the first eight in the tally were elected.
Tado was involved in protest actions of the Sanlakas political bloc such as the campaign against rising electricity rates, and demonstrations against Charter Change. He also supported the picket protest of the workers of Philippine Airlines. He was also seen visiting Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III, expressing his support in the Sulu Sultanate's claim over Sabah, North Borneo. And recently he also join the demonstration against the Priority Development Assistance Fund, known as Pork barrel.
Tado ran again for the position of city councilor of Marikina's 1st District in 2013 as a candidate under Partido Lakas ng Masa. He finished eleventh; the first eight in the tally were elected this was the second time he lost in the election.
Selected filmography Television
This energetic reporter of UNANG HIRIT and host of HANEPBUHAY and Go Negosyo TV, shows being aired at GMA 7 and GMA News TV respectively, is a proud PUP graduate.
Her constant appearance on these shows not only reinvigorate the spirit of TV viewers but it also constantly inspires PUPIANs who look up to her as a model.
Her standout energy and continuous love for learning make PUP one of the most notable universities in the Philippines.
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MANILA, Philippines — Despite being the second sole celebrity winner of the recently-concluded "Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Doubles Showdown," Albert "Betong" Sumaya Jr. bears no trace of hubris, as far as first impressions go.
On a recent afternoon, we visited Sumaya in his apartment, where we were scheduled for an interview and photoshoot. "Hi, hello, po," he said casually upon introduction, while he waved a hand.
He gamely posed for photographs during the photoshoot. Afterwards, he went to the dining table, and asked me, "Would you like something or anything to eat or drink?" I declined, since I was neither hungry nor thirsty. We moved to a nearby sofa, where we conducted the interview, complemented by Sumaya’s rather chipper way of talking.
Now, where is this humility coming from? Perhaps it is from the fact that Sumaya came from humble beginnings and has actually worked in TV for a long time—both off-cam and on-cam, enough to be sensitive about everyone’s temperaments.
The Media Man
Sumaya was born in Sampaloc, Manila and grew up in a middle-class household in Antipolo, Rizal. His father is a retired waiter from The Intercontinental Hotel while his mother is an elementary school teacher.
As Sumaya recalls, his family went through a challenging period when they were swindled. "Bumili yung tatay ko ng jeep na pang-pasada and after two years, binenta niya yung jeep. Yung bumili ng jeep, hindi na nagbayad, tinakbuhan kami." Every centavo mattered for Sumaya and his family, since there were also loans to pay.
Yet, the meager family income did not stop Sumaya from finishing college. He graduated with a degree in Filipino, with a minor in Mass Communication, from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP).
In 1996, Sumaya became a production assistant for "The Probe Team." It was a multi-faceted job, where he learned how to set interviews, edit videos, among others. After four years, he was given a chance to flex his writing skills when he wrote an episode for the TV show "I-Witness," when journalist Cheche Lazaro was still part of it.
"Ang Probe Team, para siyang university," shares Sumaya. "Marami kang matutunan. As a producer then, ikaw ang magsusulat, mag-shushoot, ikaw mag-eedit… lahat yun natutunan ko." By chance, Sumaya also gained on-cam exposure by being an actor for reenactment scenes. "Lahat ng producers na nagsusulat, kami ni Love (Añover) ang kinukuha kapag may reenactment scenes, kunwari mga presong baliw or kunwari mga [demonstration of] tips kung paano maiwasan ang sunog… basta [dumating sa point] na lahat ng reenactment scenes sa amin na naka-toka."
From 2004 up to 2005, he hosted "Lakas Magsasaka," an infotainment show geared for farmers. Eventually, he became a correspondent for the TV show "Kay Susan Tayo," until a slew of hosting stints came his way for GMA 7’s different shows. It was in TV hosting where he made the word "Amazing!" a memorable punchline, something he would insert between phrases for an entertaining twist.
Sumaya has been a fan of the Philippine franchise of "Survivor." One day, he, along with his best friend and fellow TV personality Maey Bautista, received a text message asking them if they were interested in joining "Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Doubles Showdown." He says, "Hindi na ako nag-dalawang isip."
For the show, Sumaya and Bautista went through medical exams, pictorials, physical and mental tests. The two friends also religiously watched all seasons of the US version of "Survivor" to prepare. "Nag-aral din kami mag-swimming, tumatakbo-takbo din kami, nagbawas kami sa pagkain… hindi namin kaya yung mga hardcore na workout eh," he says.
Pre-show preparations, however, can only take one so far. Sumaya and Bautista were taken somewhere in Palawan, where they would be filmed along with other castaways for 40 days. Life on the show was not easy, considering the castaways barely had access to modern amenities such as a clean set of clothes to change in.
Despite a challenging lifestsyle in the show, Sumaya managed to impress viewers with his funny antics and positive attitude. He credits the help of his best friend Bautista for having a lighthearted perspective. "Malakas siya emotionally eh… hindi naging mahirap sa akin kasi may kasama akong magpatawa. Hindi kami masyadong nag-effort actually. We just wanted to have fun… yung mga kasama namin, kinakausap kami in English, so kami tumatakbo kami pagkakausapin kami, and nakukuha na pala kami sa camera, yung mga sinasabi namin na, ‘My God, my nose is bleeding.’ Hindi kami nag-eeffort magpatawa kasi ganoon talaga kami."
On his winning secret, Sumaya says that it’s not just about physical strength that got him through the show. It’s also about establishing genuine friendships with other castaways. "Hindi man ako strong physically, ginamit ko na lang yung puso ko sa paglalaro. Masasabi ko na hindi kami naging pabigat ni Maey," he discloses. "It was a worthwhile experience, something that’s life-changing, weight-changing and body-changing because I lost 30lbs, pero [feeling] ko bumalik na."
After "Survivor", Sumaya has resumed his numerous duties for the GMA Network. He is an executive producer for "Day Off," and he also continues to do hosting jobs for shows like "Unang Hirit," "Ang Pinaka" and "Tamang Balita" as well as guest appearances on "Eat Bulaga" and "Bubble Gang."
He is optimistic about his future. "Of course, I really look forward to whatever opportunity will be given to me in the media industry," he says. "Habang may buhay, may pag-asa."
( Betong Sumaya: The Amazing Survivor By EUGENE Y. SANTOS)
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Mike “Pekto” Nacua Mike “Pekto” Nacua is a true-blooded PUPian.
Real talent is not hard to find in Cebu. Cebuanos are known to be vibrant people with a zest for life. It’s amazing how many Cebuanos have emerged to shine in the limelight – just like Mike Nacua, or better known as, “Pekto”.
Many of the television viewers may be unaware that the “Pekto” they know as a funny man is actually a true-blood Cebuano. Born on June 14, 1973, this boy grew up to be quick-witted and naturally amusing guy.
His first big break in his acting career started when he took part in the comedic duo of “Cookie” and “Belle” in the top rating gag show, Nuts Entertainment. When asked how he landed in show business, he claims that it was all accidental as he was constantly asked to participate as an “extra” while running as an Art Director in ABC 5 Art Department. The turning point of his life was when he was recognized as Pekto and Mike.
Playing the role of Cookie in Nuts Entertainment, he made his presence felt among several distinguished comedians and impressed the viewing audience. His tandem with Belli Flori (John Feir) brought spectators rolling with laughter as together they delivered hilarious spiels and dressed in funny guises and outfits. He admitted to buying his own female wardrobe and wig to use in the set as he imitated a gay role.
Unknown to many, Pekto is very versatile in his craft. He is able to change roles from being a stand-up comedian to a dramatic actor. In fact, he was able to tape an episode in Magpakailanman.
From being a comedian, he has explored the world of hosting. He is the co-host of Carmina Villaroel in Day Off, a Philippine reality/lifestyle show. This program awards ordinary people with a day off from their job as the hosts fill in the shoes of individuals in various occupations. The program airs in GMA News TV channel.
His flair for natural humor and wit has gained him popularity. He advises aspiring artists to keep a humble heart even when they have reached the peak of their success. Truly, Pekto is one Cebuano we ought to be proud of.
Mike "Pekto" Nacua (2003–2008) - was discovered by Joey De Leon, meanwhile, Nacua was a former segment host of a defunct ABC-5 (now TV5) Gag Show, "Wow Mali" later "Wow Maling Mali
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MANILA, January 10, 2004 (STAR) FUNFARE By Ricardo F. Lo - Curtain-raisers:
You hear him Monday through Friday on the Balitang Kyut segment of ABS-CBN’s TV Patrol and you have no choice but listen to his unique way of reporting; it’s a style all his own, something he himself "invented" and didn’t learn from any book or tutor.
"I became a TV reporter by accident," Marc Logan loves to tell anybody who asks. "It was in 1997 and I was new at ABS-CBN, manning the news desk. One time, (field reporter) JV Villar was absent and I was forced to take over. I covered an incident involving a man who was trying to commit suicide by jumping from the roof of a house. I saw a ‘comic’ angle in the situation and I decided to gave my coverage a ‘light’ touch without trivializing the incident. Then TV Patrol host (and now Sen.) Noli de Castro liked what I did."
And the rest is history.
We now hear that one-of-a-kind voice in Mga Kuwentong Kanta ni Marc Logan, a 12-track album released in November last year by Alpha Music including the singles Scratch Mo Baby and Galaw Galaw which are now often heard in the airlanes (and record bars).
People invariably ask Marc why he did the album for Alpha Music and not for Star Records which is a sister company of ABS-CBN/Star Cinema.
"For courtesy," said Marc who started his journalism career with the defunct Times Journal and People’s Journal, covering the police beat. "Buddy (de Vera), head of Alpha Music, broached the idea to me as early as two years ago but I begged off. Sabi ko, ‘Huwag muna.’ I asked him to give me some time."
Buddy’s son, Alvin (who’s helping run the company), said that they got interested in Marc because of his antics on TV and the interesting way he delivers the news.
"Walang katulad," said Alvin. "Nagiisa siya."
The album is a combination of rap, poetry-reading and singing.
But unlike most rappers, Marc stays away from sex-oriented and double-meaning lyrics. Scratch Mo Baby, for instance, is not what you think it implies.
"The song is all about losing cellphone credit and load at the height of an important conversation," explained Marc. "In the song, I’m reaching out for my extra load in one of my pockets and eight female fans notice me and think I’m getting itchy (nangangati). So they take turns in rubbing me all over, including areas they should never touch. The kicker of the song is, I must admit, a bit naughty, ‘Oops, teka, nangangate, scratch mo baby’ and ‘Sige pa, sige pa, kakamutin.’ It’s only at the end of the song will you know na pre-paid card pala ang gusto kong scratchin."
You wonder, does Marc have any background in music?
The answer is yes.
"I used to compose songs when I was in high school. When I was in college at PUP, I won first prize in the Inter-Collegiate Singing Contest, held nationwide. I sang Once Upon a Life, a Gary Valenciano song."
One of the songs on the album, Gabay, was written by Marc himself for his children Justin, 13, and Mara, 11.
His work as TV Patrol segment host surely enhances his new role as a recording artist (he signed a three-year, three-album contract with Alpha Music). Anywhere he goes for the album promo, Marc is easily recognized by fans. His face and his voice are familiar to the public and they help sell his album.
"In Mindanao," said Marc, "Scratch Mo Baby and Galaw Galaw are very popular. People sing lines from them when they see me."
It was also his unique voice that has led to guesting stints in such TV shows as Whattamen, Da Body en da Guard and Home Along da Riles.
Now, after embarking on a recording career, will Marc dare try out the movies?
"Why not?" he smiled.
Yeah, why not?
If Marc Logan can be a smash hit as a TV reporter and now a recording star, why can’t he be as a movie comedian?
Marc Logan has, indeed, arrived.
(Article courtesy of Philippine Star: E-mail reactions at email@example.com)
Moymoy Palaboy is a Filipinocomic and singing duo known for their uploaded lip sync videos inYouTube. The duo consists of the Obeso brothers, James Ronald (a.k.a. Moymoy, born on July 17, 1983, in Pasay City) and Rodfil (a.k.a. Roadfill, born on August 28, 1985, in Pasay City). They are nowGMA Network contract artists. Biographies Before James and Rodfil's career started, their mother, Nenita Obeso was stricken with breast cancer. When she died in 2006, their aunt, Benny Obeso (fondly called Mama Auntie by her nephews) took them in.
The brothers went to the same public elementary and high schools in Pasay City. For their college education, they both attended the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. James majored in Broadcasting, but dropped out of college to find a job and help his mother. His brother Rodfil finished a Business Management course and used to work as an in-house sales representative at the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT). Rodfil loves to sing at videoke bars, play computer games and electronic gadgets.
James Ronald auditioned for Star In A Million but he failed to qualify. He used to perform in a band named Pasionista, until he decided to leave the band to join a television show with his younger brother.
Career The brothers started to upload their lip synch videos via YouTube in 2007. In 2008, their videos and their YouTube profile garnered over 5 million hits and they have more than 130,000 subscribers from all over the world. Most Mexicans, Americans and Filipinosgave positive remarks for the duo's uploaded videos. Most of their videos were shot at home, as seen in the background, where their aunt Mama Auntie also appears. They use their laptop and cellphone cameras to shoot the videos. Aside from their aunt, other guests who appeared in their videos include their friends and Philippine TV celebrities. Among their most popular YouTube videos are Wanna Be (by Spice Girls) andMariMar (by Thalía).
The duo made their first TV appearance in GMA Network's Bubble Gang on June 27, 2008; they are now regulars in that show. Aside from Bubble Gang, they have been seen in MTVCampus Crashers. In their TV interviews, their real voices were masked using high-pitched tones or other voices through the microphone so that their real voices would remain a mystery.
Due to their popularity, they are now contract artists in GMA Artist Center and recently appearing as regulars in SOP Rules. The duo became recording artists and they have their first song, Kapit (Dayo soundtrack), in which they used their real singing voices.In March 2009, they released their own debut album entitled Uploaded under Sony BMG and their first single is Lumayo Ka Man sa Laklak, a parody where the lyrics of The Teeth's song "Laklak" is sung to the tune of Rodel Naval's classic song "Lumayo Ka Man Sa Akin".
The duo have revealed their real voices for the first time in a March 20, 2009, episode of Bubble Gang in which they watched the IyoTube segment featuring the impersonators called "Mokmok Palabok". This marked the first acting stint of the duo on television. Also the duo is now working with their real-life friend Aljur Abrenica and his partner Kris Bernalin the latest soap All My Life, which is their first primetime show on television.
On March 26, 2009, YouTube account moymoypalaboy, the duo's YouTube account that started their popularity was suspended. YouTube claimed it was due to copyright infringement. Although the duo's lipsync videos of themselves were original, the songs used weren't theirs. A new Youtube account was created that same day calledmoymoypalaboyteam. The original "moymoypalaboy" YouTube account was eventually reactivated on April 8, 2009.
In September 2010, the brothers were featured in an ad for Coca Cola called 'Coca Cola Brrrr'.
Their videos have been posted by other Spanish-speaking users without giving them any credit.
TV Shows and Films
During the last decades, the Polytechnic University of the Philippines has been turning rough rocks into gems. Recently P.U.P took pride in the personality of Atty. Nyerson Dexter Tito Quilala Tualla. He took Bachelor in Political Science with Specialization in International Relations, graduated in 2001.
Atty. Tualla had an array of academic achievements. He is a dean’s scholar from 1997 to 2001 and an Antler Awardee for the year 2000, an award given to outstanding CEFP student. He also won numerous Quiz Bees, and graduated with flying colors, cum laude.
His learning as well as his achievements never stops. He studied Bachelor of Laws at theManuel L. Quezon University School of Law. Moreover, in the 2005 Bar Examinations, Atty. Tualla landed into fourth in the Bar Exams joining graduates of top law schools in the country.
At present, he is a corporate lawyer at the National Power Corporation.
Atty. Nyerson Dexter Tito Quilala Tualla, a brilliant lawyer, a product of a state university and definitely a proud PUPian.
Sa panulat ni Ms. Lilibeth F. Javines
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Rey Danseco is a Filipino sports editor, journalist, television commentator-host for boxing events and international boxing judgeand reporter. His full name is Reynante Noscal Danseco.
He is the sports editor of the Philippinesleading daily called Bagong Tiktik (The New Spy) since 2002, editor of www.boxrec.com and staff writer of American boxing website www.boxingscene.com.
He was a boxing writer/contributor for Philippine Daily Inquirer from 2003 to 2004 and Manila Times from 2004 to 2006. He was also connected with other dailies, such as Bulgar (Expose), Saksi (Witness), and Balita (News) as reporter and served as sports editor of Init sa Balita and Arangkada newspapers from 1998 to 2000.
The boxing host/commentator/analyst of Elorde boxing programs that aired over RPN 9, IBC 13, and NBN 4 since 1999 and the solo host of Elorde TV Boxing of ABC 5 in 2006. He's back in television. His new TV program titled ELORDE BOXING TOUR airs over NBN Channel 4, every 3-4 pm Saturday. The program is under Elorde International Productions of Gabriel "Bebot" Elorde Jr, eldest son of the former World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association super featherweight champion Gabriel "Flash" Elorde. From 2003 to 2004, he worked as anchorman at Sports Radio (918 kHz) for "Sports Columnist on Air" program.
He worked as judge in international boxing championships in the Philippines and Japan, including the fight of Gerry Penalosa for WBF super flyweight championship fight in Manila and the Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation light flyweight title bout between Filipino champion Juanito Rubillar and Japanese challenger Ken Nakajima at Nishinari Ward in Osaka, Japan.
On June 14, he made history to become the first Filipino boxing judge to work in Mexico. Manila Standard Today from the Philippines reported "World Boxing Council (WBC) president José Sulaimán has commended Filipino journalist/judge Rey Danseco for his performance in the title eliminator between Juanito Rubilllar and former world champion Omar Niño" and the North American Boxing Federation super flyweight title fight between unbeaten Adrian Hernandez and Eric Ortiz at the Palacio de los Deportes.
Columnist Ronnie Nathanielz wrote in his column June 18 "...But like we said, you win some and you lose some and we were personally elated that journalist/judge Rey Danseco, despite the shared misgivings of WBC president Don José Sulaimán and myself, performed admirably and fairly despite being a close friend of both manager/promoter Bebot Elorde and Rubillar. Don Jose himself spoke to us from his home in Mexico City saying Danseco did "a very good job as a judge in two fights. I was happily surprised." So are we. And while the Rubillar-Omar Nino fight was not very exciting we congratulate Rubillar on his win in Mexico and Danseco for his performance as a judge because he earned our respect – if it means anything to him – and the respect of fight fans even in Mexico and most of all our esteemed friend Don José Sulaimán."
Like the commendations and praises on reports and columns about Danseco's performance in the two fights in Mexico City, Yahoo and Philippine Star reported a positive note. Columnist/reporter Juaquin "Quinito" Henson interviewed Danseco on board the Philippine Airlines from Los Angeles, California on June 30 prior to his arrival in Manila on July 2 (Philippine time). On July 4, the story on Danseco's arrival in his native country was on newspaper and internet website Yahoo.
It was read "...Elorde and sportswriter Rey Danseco, who was a judge in the Rubillar-Romero fight, flew back to Manila the other day.... Danseco scored it, 116-114, and American judge Steve Morrow, 114-113, both for Rubillar. Mexican judge Herminio Cuevas Collazo saw it, 118-111, for Romero. Danseco, who was a judge in Gerry Peñalosa's seventh round knockout over Bangsaen Sithpraprom for the WBF superflyweight title in Manila in 2004, said there was no doubt in anyone's mind, except perhaps Collazo's, that Rubillar deserved to win. Danseco was paid a $1,300 fee to judge the Rubillar-Romero fight and another bout on the card, the North American Boxing Federation flyweight title bout between Eric Ortiz and Adrian Hernandez that ended in a fifth round technical draw. WBC president José Sulaimán assigned Danseco to be a judge in both fights."
From Mexico, Danseco spent a two-week vacation in Northern California, particularly in Hollywood, Glendale, Rowland Heights, Cerritos, and La Hambra, Stockton, San Francisco and Daly City. Then, he was the only Manila-based Sports Editor that covered at ringside Manny Pacquiao's destruction of defending champion David Diaz for the WBC lightweight title at the posh Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
Straight from Top Rank's president Bob Arum instruction to Scott Ghertner, the Director o Sports and Promotions of MGM-Mirage, Danseco exceptionally took his accreditation to cover the Pacquiao-Diaz collision after the official weigh-in or on the day before the fight despite the line-up of mediamen was already on its final lists. Biography Danseco was born in the municipality of Calauag in the province of Quezon, Philippines. Third of four siblings of Renato Olviga Danseco and Amada Fernandez Noscal, a retired high school teacher at Calauag Central College (CCC) and eldest daughter of educator Juan Requina Noscal of Lopez, Quezon and Glecilda Fernandez of Calauag.
His late father, known as Ato and/or Totoy to his friends, kin and townmates was the eldest of the 10 siblings of Vice Mayor Lope Caña Danseco and Francisca "Iska" Olviga Danseco both of Calauag. He was the Municipal Secretary of Calauag.
Rey attended pre-school at St. Peter's Kindergarten in Calauag. He took his Primary School with honors (1980–1986) and finished the Secondary School at CCC.
He was a consistent honor student in elementary school and received a "Loyalty Award" for finishing his elementary and High School education at the same school. He was an active participant in extra curricular activities. He was a member of CCC Sinag Lahi Dance Troupe from Elementary until High School that is why he along with his few fellow dancers received the Terpsichorean Arts Award. He represented CCC in various sports events in several competitions. He was an undefeated table tennis bet of CCC during his time in High school and member of Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) champion team in table tennis competition of 1997 National Capital Region Athletic Association. A boy scout, he was also a drill commander and Company Commander in the Citizen's Army Training and Staffer of the CCC's official organ, The Torch.
He took up vocational course at Systems Technology Institute before he earned his Mass Communications, Major in Journalism degree at PUP in Sta. Mesa,Manila.
He appeared in "Pacquiao: The Movie", a true to life story of World Boxing Council lightweigt champion Manny Pacquiao, as the live TV commentator during Pacquiao's (played by Filipino actor Jericho Rosales fights in the movie. ABS-CBN and FLT Films co-produced the movie.
( source: www.wikipedia.com)
Maan is one of the more credible correspondents of the country’s largest TV network ABS-CBN. One of the highlights in her career was when the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf kidnapped her back in 2000 while working as a researcher and writer on location with cameraman Val Cuenca in Jolo, Sulu. They became captive in the group’s jungle camp for one-week. Since then, her name became familiar to news and public affairs scene as she became a regular reporter in ABS-CBN.
The incident in Sulu became the “claim to fame” for Maan as she was noted for her courage and dedication in her profession as a journalist.
Truly, this simple yet brave PUP alumna is the manifestation of the courage and dedication of a true-blooded PUPian. Her being a dedicated campus journalist back in her college days made her what she is today.
Sa panulat ni Mel Salise
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