Our very own Ms. Mae-rizza Sotelo, HRM student from the C5 Annex Campus, participated in the 1st National Essay Writing Competition by the Philippine Retirement Authority. I hope that her essay would be chosen in this competition! 

This screenshot was an acknowledgement receipt I received from PRA after I sent Ms. Sotelo's essay and other required documents. 

I am proud of you, Ms. Sotelo, and all of us must be proud of her as well!

Letter of Request for the Provision of Room for the Rizal Exhibit

19 September 2011

College Registrar/Acting College Director
The Fisher Valley College
Taguig City

Dear Madame:

Warm Christian greetings!

In connection with the 150th celebration of Dr. Jose P. Rizal this year, my classes in Rizal’s Life and Works came up with a proposal to have an exhibit during our three-day organizational activities on September 21-23, 2011. Memorabilia on Rizal’s life and works will be displayed for three days in the main campus.

In line with this, we would like to request for the provision of one (1) classroom for our Rizal Exhibit. All students, staff, and guests are invited to view these memorabilia. Our goal is to inform the TFVC community about the greatness of our first and foremost National Hero by letting them view the pictures, dioramas, and other presentations of important persons, places, and things associated with Rizal. This exhibit is free of charge.

Thank you so much.

Sincerely yours,

Course Instructor

Approval of assignments

Your answers for questions in the 3rd assignment will be approved only AFTER the deadline of submission, i.e., on September 25. This is to avoid copying the answers of those who have submitted their answers early. You can only read your answers on September 25. 

As soon as you click the 'post message button', wait for the Blogger to load a message on the webpage that says 'waiting for approval'. If you see this message or other similar message, it means that you have successfully send the answers on this website.

TFVC College Battle of the Wizards 2011 Season 4 Mechanics

The Fisher Valley College
Taguig City



1. The contest is open to selected college students who are officially enrolled on the 1st Semester, A.Y. 2011-2012.
2. A team will represent each department with four representatives each. There should be two representatives from the Main Campus and two representatives from the C5 Annex Campus each department.
3. Each department must register the complete list of names of contestants to the Quiz Bee Committee 30 minutes before the official quiz bee competition starts; otherwise, they will be disqualified from joining the contest.
4. Questions will be drawn from the following categories:
                a. Mathematics                 e. General Information
                b. English                                             f. Christian Education
                c. Science                                            g. Philippine History, Government and Constitution
                d. Filipino                                            
5. The quiz bee consists of three levels: EASY, AVERAGE, and DIFFICULT.
6.  Fifteen (15) questions will be asked under the easy round. Each correct answer is equivalent to 1 point. There are four choices for the easy questions. Contestants should write the letter of their choice on the illustration boards provided.
7. Ten (10) questions will be asked under the average round with four choices in each question. Each correct answer is equivalent to 3 points.
8. For the difficult round, five (5) questions will be asked with 5 points each correct answer. Questions do not have any choices, so contestants must write their answers directly.
9. Teams will be given enough time to answer: 15 seconds for the easy round, 30 seconds for the average round, and 60 seconds for the difficult round.
10. Each question will be read by the quizmaster/s twice. Contestants should only begin writing their answers after the second reading of the question and when they hear the quizmaster/s’ signal.
11. Contestants should stop writing after the given time is over. ‘Ball pens down’ policy must be strictly observed. 
12. The department with the highest number of points will be declared as Champion. Other departments will be declared as 1st Runner-up, 2nd Runner-up, and 3rd Runner-up based on their points.
13. In case of a tie, tie-breaking questions will be asked and the first team to get the correct answer will win.
14. Any dispute will be settled by the Quiz Bee Committee. The decision is final and cannot be revoked once it is announced.  


The champion will receive certificates of recognition while other quiz bee participants will receive certificates of participation.

Quizmasters: Marlon B. Raquel and Marianne A. Mojar, Faculty Members

Deadline of submission for Assignment No. 3 extended

Deadline for the submission of Assignments No. 3 for all subjects was extended until September 24, 2011 (Saturday), 11:59 PM due to cancellation/suspension of classes on the previous weeks, upcoming prefinal examinations, and the organizational week.  
To all my students,

You are invited to attend a lecture on September 17, 2011 (Saturday) at UP Diliman from 9:00-12:00. Mong Palatino is the speaker for the said lecture. He is serving his second term in Congress. He was once served the UP Diliman Student Council as the Chairperson.

Shamcey Supsup bagged the 4th place in Miss Universe 2011

 Shamcey Supsup, 3rd Runner-Up, Miss Universe 2011

All UP alumni must be proud of her. Filipinos all over the world must be proud as well for a Filipina beauty who brought prestige and pride to our country.

Shamcey Supsup, a graduate of the University of the Philippines, bagged the 4th place in Miss Universe 2011 beauty pageant held today at Sao Paolo City in Brazil. She was the Philippines' representative to the this popular beauty pageant after winning the title in Binibining Pilipinas 2011.

Judge Vivica A. Fox asked Supsup the question: "Would you change your religious beliefs to marry the person that you love? Why or why not?" The Filipina beauty answered: "If I had to change my religious beliefs, I would not marry the person that I love because the first person I love is God, who created me. I have my faith and my principles, and this is what makes me who I am. And if that person loves me, he should love my God, too."

I think that was an excellent answer. It was just "unfortunate" that she did not make it to win the title of Miss Universe. One of the renowned women in the world today, Opray Winfrey, commented on this issue: "I have reservations with the results. If the only basis is the Q and A portion, after having been trimmed down to 5, Ms. Philippines deserved to win. What made her different from the rest is that she had no seconds to rethink of her answer as she had no interpreter to break the ice. The rest had their interpreters and having breaks on seconds to think about their answers. Hands down, Ms. Philippines answered straight to the point."

Shamcey graduated valedictorian in elementary at Notre Dame of Lagao in General Santos City, salutatorian in Makati City High School, and magna cum laude from the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City. She also topped the Architecture Licensure Examination last July 2010.

Congratulations to Ms. Shamcey Supsup! Manong Oble is so proud of you!

Btw, here's the list of winners for this year's Miss Universe 2011 competition:

MISS UNIVERSE 2011 - Miss Angola
1st Runner-Up - Miss Ukraine
2nd Runner-Up - Miss Brazil
3rd Runner-Up - Miss Philippines
4th Runner-Up - Miss China

Visit the National Economic and Development Authority's (NEDA) website. Browse the entire website and select three (3) links that you are interested in. These links could be about news or articles on economics, research studies, updates, etc. Include the links on your answers and make a review in each article/news. One paragraph each article or news is good.

Assignment No. 3 in General Psychology (1st Sem, AY 2011-2012)

1. How does learning affect perception? What is the difference between a hallucination and an illusion? Can illusions be explained? Explain.

2. What is the difference between sensation and perception?

3. Write your own dream (any dream in the past, during your childhood, teenage, or just recently). Do you think there is a relevance of your dream in your life? What makes you "dream?"  
Last Saturday, 12 students who are enrolled in my Economics with LRT class attended the lecture of Dr. Kabamalan at UP Population Institute. I secured a permission from Ms. Marianne Mojar, C5 Administrator and Ms. Kate Osorio, TFVC Acting College Director, prior to attending the said lecture. Students were required to submit a reaction paper. The said lecture was free. In addition, students were given certificates of attendance at the end of the lecture. Details of the lecture discussion are the following:

Speaker: Prof. Maria Midea Kabamalan, Ph.D.
Venue: Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Palma Hall, Population Institute, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
Class: Emerging Issues in Population under Dr. Jonathan David Flavier
Topic: Lifestyle, Health Status and Behavior of Young Workers in Call Centers and Other Industries: Metro Manila and Metro Cebu

Background of the Research Study as stated in UPPI-DRDF's website:

This study examines the lifestyles and health of young workers in call centers and how they compare with young workers in other industries. In particular, it looks at how their work and lifestyles affect their economic, social and health (including their reproductive health) situation. A total of 675 respondents from call centers in Metro Manila and Metro Cebu and 241 respondents from non call center establishments in Metro Manila were interviewed.

In general, the results show that there are some striking differences between the two types of young workers while at the same time there are also similarities between them. Among the notable differences is that call center workers generally have higher income and receive more work benefits than their counterparts in other industries. The two groups are similar in that they both tend to have unhealthy diets. Both groups report average sleeping hours much lower than the ideal eight hours but lack of sleep is more common among call center workers. More call center workers currently smoke while the prevalence of drinking is equally high for both groups of workers. Risky sexual behavior (e.g., early sex, unprotected sex, casual sex) is high among the young workers in the study but the levels are slightly higher among call center workers. The difference is more pronounced for sex with the same sex among males. More call center workers than non call center workers rate their health as poor or fair, consider the stress levels at work to be high, and experience health problems associated with work. Awareness and knowledge of HIV prevention and transmission is relatively high in both groups, although very few feel that they are at risk of HIV infection. 

This study was made possible through the funding support provided by the Commission on Population. 

Assignment No. 3 in Rizal's Life and Works (1st Sem, AY 2011-2012)

1. Give at least three (3) things you have learned in the chapter "A Voyage to a New World."

2. Discuss the significance of Luna's Spoliarium  and Hidalgo's Christian Virgins Exposed to the Mob vis-a-vis Rizal's ideas on nationalism.

3. According to Rizal, what is the best legacy that parents can leave to their children?
1. Explain the following:
"Treat life with respect and life itself will reveal its beauty to you."

2. Do we work in order to live or do we live in order to work? Explain your answer.
1. Give at least 4 rights of the accused based on the 1987 Philippine Constitution. Cite the specific constitutional provisions of these rights (what article and section).

2. The Constitution states that government exists for a legitimate purpose: protecting the citizens' life, liberty, and property. Should the government offer FREE HEALTHCARE for everyone then? This means people should not pay any single centavos to PhilHealth anymore since every Filipino is paying taxes to the government -- cedula, income tax, VAT, etc. Another thing is when people go to public hospitals, they should not pay for doctor's fees, medicines, consultation fees, etc.  Justify your answer.

1. Pakinggan ang kanta ni Gloc 9 na pinamagatang "Walang Natira." Pagkatapos, suriin ang bawat liriko ng kanta at ipahayag ang iyong saloobin tungkol dito. Anu-anong mga aral ang makikita mo sa awit na ito? Magbigay ng tatlong (3) mahahalagang aral.

2. Basahing mabuti ang sumusunod na artikulo na sinulat ni G. Jerry B. Gracio na inihanda para sa "Ambagan-Wika: Kumperensiya sa Paglikom mula sa Iba't Ibang Wika sa Filipinas" na pinangunahan ng Sentro ng Wikang Filipino ng Unibersidad ng Pilipinas Diliman. Ang artikulong ito ay tungkol sa ambag ng wikang Waray sa Wikang Filipino na pinamagatang MAY ADA KAMI IHAHATAG SA IYO: ANG AMBAG NG WARAY SA WIKANG FILIPINO. I-click ang link para makita ang buong teksto ng artikulong ito.

Pagkatapos, sumulat ng isang maikling reaksyon tungkol dito (hindi bababa sa 300 na mga salita).

Assignment No. 3 in Philippine History (1st Sem, AY 2011-2012)

Give at least 5 contributions or legacies of each of the following countries that colonized the Philippines in the past. 

A. USA - 1. USA introduced Protestantism to the Filipinos.

A. Spain

B. United States of America

C. Japan
Few months ago, I posted a poll question in this website regarding the Reproductive Health Bill. Visitors were asked whether or not they approve the passage of the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill. With 75 respondents here are the results of the poll.

An overwhelming 72% of the respondents APPROVED the passage of the bill in Congress.

Twenty-four percent (24%) of the online visitors DID NOT APPROVE such bill.

Four percent (4%) of the respondents DID NOT REALLY CARE about the issue.

Update on RH Bill: President Aquino included the RH Bill as one of the 13 priority bills to be tackled in Congress.

RMY's Birthday Celebration - August 27, 2011 - Laguna

Letter of Permission to Attend a Lecture at UP Diliman

August 31, 2011

Acting College Director/College Registrar
The Fisher Valley College
Taguig City

                                                Chairperson, DOE



I would like to ask for your permission to allow my students enrolled in Economics with LRT in C5 Campus to attend a lecture discussion on Emerging Issues in Population class of Dr. Jonathan David Flavier, of which I will serve as the moderator. Dr. Flavier is a professor of Population Institute, a physician by profession, and the son of former Senator and DOH Secretary Juan Flavier. The lecture will be conducted at the Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Population Institute, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City on September 3, 2011 (Saturday), 9:00 o’clock in the morning until 12:00 o’clock noon.

Speaker for the said lecture is Dr. Maria Midea Kabamalan, a professor of demography at Population Institute, UP Diliman. Dr. Kabamalan received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of the Philippines and her Ph.D. degree from the University of Hawaii.

Our main objective is to expose students to alternative classroom learning experience by actively engaging in a lecture-discussion. In addition, the students are expected to demonstrate critical thinking by relating different emerging issues in population to economics.     

Attendance is on voluntary basis. Should the student opt not to attend the lecture, this will not affect his/her class performance.  In addition, this lecture is free. No registration fee will be collected from the students.

Thank you so much for your usual support.


Course Instructor

Noted by:

C5 Administrator

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