C & E seals agreement to develop review manuals for industrial engineering certification exam

C & E seals agreement to develop review manuals for industrial engineering certification exam

In the photo during the memorandum of agreement signing are (L-R front row) Engr. Chiqui Rosanna Tan-Calayag, Engr. Delfin Jacob, C & E Acquisitions Consultant Ms. Lourdes Lopez,          (L-R back row) Engr. Melissa Karen Mico, Engr. Vincent Alejandrino, Engr. Karin Dominique Bautista-De Leon, Engr. John Andrew Cheng, Engr. Alexis Lorraine Bautista, C & E Managing Editor Michael Ditchella, and C & E Project Officer for Higher Education Christine Samonte.

C & E Publishing, Inc. signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with a group of industrial engineers on August 12, 2017 at the C & E Information and Resource Center in South Triangle, Quezon City for the development of review manuals to aid candidates planning to take the Certified Industrial Engineer (CIE) Examination.

Seven engineers who will author the review manuals signed the MoA with Ms. Lourdes Lopez, acquisitions consultant of C & E Publishing. They were Engr. Delfin Jacob, president of e2 Consulting Inc.; Engr. Chiqui Rosanna Tan-Calayag, current administrative head and corporate secretary of DELCA Elevator Services, Inc.; and certified industrial engineers Vincent Alejandrino, Karin Dominique Bautista-De Leon, Alexis Lorraine Bautista, John Andrew Cheng, and Melissa Karen Mico. Two other authors, Engr. Charlie Marquez, vice president of eConsulting Inc. and current director of the Office of Planning and Development of the University of Santo Tomas, and Engr. Angelica Beata Kalaw, were not present during the signing.

Also present during the MoA signing were Christine Samonte, project officer for higher education of the C & E Publishing Product Development and Management Department (PDMD), and Michael Ditchella, area editor for Social Studies and Araling Panlipunan of PDMD. Ditchella provided the authors with an overview of the textbook development process prior to the MoA signing.

Under the agreement, C & E will have the exclusive rights to publish and distribute the seven review manuals covering the core subjects included in the CIE Examination, namely, engineering economy, production system, work study, facilities planning and design, probability and statistics, industrial quality control, and ergonomics. This set of professionally written review manuals will be the first of its kind since the first CIE Examination was held in 2009.

The CIE Examination is a voluntary process which validates an individual’s qualifications in industrial engineering. The examination is administered by the Industrial Engineering Certification Board, the certification arm of the Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers. The certification demonstrates to employers, clients, and peers the industrial engineer’s knowledge and experience and signifies commitment to continued excellence in professional practice.

C & E holds CHED-endorsed business analytics faculty training

C & E holds CHED-endorsed business analytics faculty training

C & E holds CHED-endorsed business analytics faculty training
BAT Series 1 program director, Prof. Cynthia Abella (third from left, front row), and facilitator, Prof. Jed Loma (fourth from left, front row), gather with trainees and C & E officers during the face-to-face session last September 28 at the C & E Information and Resource Center.

C & E Publishing, Inc. conducted the first series of the Business Analytics Training (BAT) Applied in Business Programs endorsed by the Commission on Higher Education from September 27 to October 1 to help college educators determine the scope of the course syllabus, identify and apply analytical tools and methods that are appropriate in business programs, and discover sources for learning exercises.

More than 20 deans and faculty members from 10 higher education institutions (HEIs) in Luzon and the National Capital Region who teach business courses including marketing management, business management, business economics, financial management, operations management, human resource management, business mathematics, information technology or computer science, and business statistics attended BAT Series 1. The program consisted of two parts: three-day face-to-face sessions from September 27 to 29 at the C & E Information and Resource Center in South Triangle, Quezon City for lectures on descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics, presentation of group project, and integration; and two-day online sessions from September 30 to October 1 for online submissions of case studies and final project.

Prof. Jed Loma, managing director of the Institute of Business Analytics and an expert trainer in systems thinking and fundamentals of business analytics, delivered the lectures and facilitated the program, while Prof. Cynthia Abella, BAT Series program director and University of the East faculty member, provided the program overview.

The BAT Series is a response to the need of HEI educators for training following CHED’s Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 12 Series of 2013. The CMO prescribes the specialization track on business analytics in information technology education due to the growing global market opportunity for analytics, which the Philippines can take advantage of considering its high English literacy rate, low costs, growing technical skills, and proven success and experience in business process outsourcing (BPO).

As stated in CMO 12, the objective of the business analytics track is not simply to impart basic business knowledge, but to instill and nurture important qualities and skills in students that are essential for future business leadership and organizational success in the industry. In addition, starting academic year 2018, all business programs will offer the business analytics subjects, Fundamentals of Business Analytics and Data Warehousing, which total six units.

C & E holds faculty training on new general education curriculum and outcomes-based education

C & E holds faculty training on new general education curriculum and outcomes-based education

C & E holds faculty training on new general education curriculum and outcomes-based education
Ms. Aline Genato-Magalong, Assistant Chief of the Office of Programs and Standards Development of the Commission on Higher Education (left center) and John Emyl Eugenio, Chief Operating Officer of C & E Publishing, Inc. (right center) gather with the participants of the Continuing Education for the New General Education Curriculum and Outcomes-Based Education on September 14 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.

As part of the activities lined up for its participation in the 38th Manila International Book Fair, C & E Publishing, Inc. held a faculty training titled “Continuing Education for the New General Education (GE) Curriculum and Outcomes-Based Education (OBE)” with the theme “Empowering 21st Century Learners” on September 14 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.

More than 60 educators from 31 higher education institutions (HEIs) attended the faculty training designed to support educators in creating and delivering rigorous and responsive educational experiences for learners in preparing them for higher education, career, and civic life. The program was rooted in C & E Publishing’s commitment to provide quality educational resources and to promote 21st-century skills and lifelong learning through the professional training of teachers and school administrators.

Dr. Amelia Biglete, Director IV of the Office of Programs and Standards Development (OPSD) of the Commission on Higher Education, presented the mission, vision, and guiding values of the implementation of the new GE curriculum, while Ms. Aline Genato-Magalong, OPSD Assistant Chief discussed the new GE curriculum and the academe’s role in equipping students with 21st-century skills.

Aside from the lectures and an open forum, the training included a tour of MakerCE, C & E Publishing’s sample makerspace featured in its MIBF booth to promote awareness on the importance of open creative spaces in fostering innovation among students and meeting the demands of 21st-century learning. A makerspace, as defined by Diana Rendina, a media specialist and creator of the blog RenovatedLearning.com, is any place where students can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore, and discover using a variety of tools and materials.

C & E’s new GE textbooks were also exhibited during the training. The local titles are Art Sense: Sensing the Arts in the Everyday by Gary Devilles, Reagan Maiquez, and Rolando Tolentino; Batis: Sources in Philippine History by Jose Victor Torres and Rene Escalante; Ethics by Marc Oliver Pasco, V. Fullente Suarez, and Agustin Martin G. Rodriguez; Essential Mathematics for the Modern World by Rizaldi Nocon and Ederlina Nocon; Purposive Communication: Using English in Multilingual Contexts by Marilu Rañosa Madrunio and Isabel Pefianco Martin; Science, Technology, and Society by Daniel Joseph McNamara, SJ, Vida Mia Valverde, and Ramon Beleno III; The Contemporary World by Lisandro Claudio and Patricio Abinales; The Life and Works of Jose Rizal by Rhodalyn Wani-Obias, Aaron Abel Mallari, and Janet Reguindin-Estella; and Understanding the Self by Dalisay Brawner and Analiza Arcega. Meanwhile, the international titles included the latest editions of Living with Art by Mark Geitlein; Math in Our World by Dave Sobecki and Allan Bluman; The Moral of the Story: An Introduction to Ethics by Nina Rosenstand; The Nature of Mathematics by Karl Smith; Ethics: Theory and Contemporary Issues by Barbara MacKinnon and Andrew Fiala; Globalization: Prospects and Problems by JoAnn Chirico; Crossing Borders: International Studies for the 21st Century by Harry Chernotsky and Heidi Hobbs; and Communication Matters by Kory Floyd.

C & E joins 21st Philippine Academic Book Fair

C & E joins 21st Philippine Academic Book Fair

C & E Publishing, Inc. exhibited its latest selection of titles for basic education, higher education, and professional and trade during the 21st Philippine Academic Book Fair held at the Bahay ng Alumni at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City from March 1 to 3, 2017. C & E has been participating in the book fair in the last 17 years.

The Philippine Academic Book Fair is an annual event organized by the Academic Booksellers Association of the Philippines (ABAP) and Primetrade Asia, Inc. With the theme “Enhancing Academic Essentials through Print and Technology,” the 21st Philippine Academic Book Fair showcased the newest textbooks, reference books, journals, e-books, and other multimedia learning materials from local and foreign publishers and distributors. It also hosted seminars and forums for librarians, teachers, and researchers.

Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan, chairperson of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), led the ribbon-cutting ceremony together with UP Diliman vice president for public affairs Dr. Jose Dalisay Jr., ABAP president Anna Jhorie Arciga, ABAP auditor Bing de Jesus, and ABAP treasurer Dina Berioso.

Miriam College holds rerun of graduate certificate course on e-learning

Miriam College holds rerun of graduate certificate course on e-learning

Miriam College, in partnership with C & E Publishing, Inc., held ExCel Plus at the Henry Sy Sr. Innovation Center at Miriam College in Quezon City from February 27 to March 1, 2017. ExCel Plus is a rerun of the Executive Course on E-learning for Leaders (ExCel), a three-day academic credit-earning graduate certificate program for school leaders first held in October 2016.

ExCel Plus provided more than 60 administrators and owners of basic education institutions nationwide with expert input and workshop sessions on the principles and practices vital to leading schools towards technology integration. The program looked into three strands of learning, namely innovisions, which focused on scenario planning, an alternative strategic planning for integrating technology in Philippine schools; risks involved in developing e-learning; and characterizing e-learning innovators through decisions and drivers.

The certificate course is equivalent to three academic units and part of Miriam College’s Master in Education major in e-learning. It is a graduate program for a 43-unit non-thesis diploma course which can be completed in two academic years. Course participants who will enroll in the graduate program in August 2017 will be exempted from taking the major subject “Learning and Teaching with Mobile Technology.”

Dr. Edizon Fermin, director for innovation development and high school principal of Miriam College, and Marion Jude Gorospe, library and media center supervisor of Miriam College and former president of the Philippine Association of School Libraries, Inc. (PAARL), led the institution’s team of course facilitators which included innovation program coordinator Sophia Soledad de Guzman, e-learning specialist Justin Josef Villano, Department of Natural and Engineering Sciences chairperson Resty Collado, Miriam College High School assistant principal for academic affairs Reina Rama, science and technology supervisor Rosemarie Punsalan, and mathematics faculty Celeste Joy Matias. E-learning specialists from KITE E-Learning Solutions, Inc., C & E Publishing’s educational solutions division, also assisted the participants during the workshop sessions.

In her opening remarks, Ms. Candida Gomez, president and chief executive officer of C & E Publishing, emphasized the benefit of the professional development program for both learners and educators:

In this era of rapid technological changes in education, I believe that everybody in the education sector, most especially school administrators and policymakers, must be equipped with the necessary tools, programs, and interventions to effectively facilitate the integration of technology in the classroom.

Dr. Rosario Lapuz, president of Miriam College, also shared her optimism in collaborating with each of the participating schools:

I think that our partnership [with your institution] is going to work well. It’s going to be a merging of two entities that are really committed to the same things: education, 21st century learning, and empowerment of teachers.

In April 2016, the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) granted Miriam College an autonomous status effective until May 31, 2019, while its College of Education was designated as a Center of Excellence for Teacher Education. Miriam College is the only higher education institution in the Philippines that offers a major course in e-learning as part of its graduate program in education. More than 400 teachers and 1,800 students have undergone its e-learning program since 2011.

OMB lauds C & E’s anti-piracy efforts

OMB lauds C & E’s anti-piracy efforts

In the photo during the awarding are (from left) Optical Media Board (OMB) Registration and Licensing Division chief Elizabeth Red, OMB executive director Atty. Victor Luis  Q. Padilla II, C & E Publishing shipment officer-team leader Abigail Pastor, C & E Foundation executive director Anna Marie de Castro, and OMB chair and CEO Atty. Anselmo Adriano.
In the photo during the awarding are (from left) Optical Media Board (OMB) Registration
and Licensing Division chief Elizabeth Red, OMB executive director Atty. Victor Luis
Q. Padilla II, C & E Publishing shipment officer-team leader Abigail Pastor, C & E Foundation executive director Anna Marie de Castro, and OMB chair and CEO Atty. Anselmo Adriano.

C & E Publishing, Inc. has proven to be an advocate of intellectual property rights after being awarded by the Optical Media Board (OMB) a certificate of recognition for its compliance and continual campaign against the piracy of books, e-books, and other learning materials. The awarding ceremony was held during OMB’s 13th anniversary celebration last February 15 at B Hotel in Quezon City.

Signed by OMB chair and chief executive officer Atty. Anselmo Adriano, the commendation honors C & E for “its continuing support and unwavering dedication in the promotion and enforcement of intellectual property rights.” Abigail Pastor, shipment officer-team leader of C & E Publishing, Inc., and Anna Marie de Castro, executive director of C & E Foundation, Inc., accepted the award.

To protect the interests and needs of its authors, partner publishers, and customers, C & E has been actively involved in raising awareness about piracy and discouraging the illegal photocopying, manufacturing, and selling of local and foreign books in printed and digital formats through campus talks, online campaigns, and creative booth displays and fun games during book fairs. C & E is one of the two bookshops recognized by the OMB this year. Other award recipients are companies from the music, film, and retail industries.

Operating under the Office of the President, the OMB was created through Republic Act No. 9239, also known as the Optical Media Act of 2003, to ensure the protection and promotion of intellectual property rights by regulating the manufacture, mastering, replication, importation, and exportation of all forms of optical media. It confiscates illegally obtained and sold audio and video CDs and other pirated content, among other functions.

As part of its anniversary celebration, OMB also presented its annual highlights and introduced actor Piolo Pascual as its ambassador.

CEFI reaches out to Payatas kids through football clinic

CEFI reaches out to Payatas kids through football clinic

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C & E Foundation, Inc. (CEFI), in partnership with Fairplay for All Foundation (FFA), shared a fun-filled day with the Payatas Football Club (FC) last January 21 at the Payatas Sports Center in Quezon City. Payatas FC is FFA’s football team for the children of Payatas.

Volunteer employees of the C & E Group of Companies joined the Payatas FC in a friendly football game after their training facilitated by FFA’s executive director Roy Moore and members Zargy Zarraga, Christelle Reganion, Jose Paolo Dela Cruz, and Dhong Paclibar. In the afternoon, the volunteers were treated to a lunch buffet prepared by Joan Otagan and Vicky Velazquez of the Fairplay Cafe. CEFI also distributed packs of local delicacies and gift bags to the children.

The community day project is part of CEFI’s annual C & E Christmas Outreach Campaign which aims to bring the spirit of the holiday season to underprivileged children through exciting educational activities and book donations to their community libraries.

FFA is a non-religious, non-political, non-profit group working in the community of Payatas, one of the largest and poorest slums in the Philippines and home to the country’s largest dumpsite and to half a million Filipinos.

For support or donations, CEFI can be contacted at telephone no. (632) 929 5088 local 165 or email info@cefoundation.asia.

Educators discuss industry trends, teaching strategies in national business ed seminar

Educators discuss industry trends, teaching strategies in national business ed seminar

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More than 60 business educators from universities, colleges, and secondary schools nationwide convened at the University Conference Center of Far Eastern University (FEU) in Manila on January 18, 2017 for C & E Publishing Inc.’s Congress and Exhibition for Business Educators, a professional development seminar with the theme “Empowering 21st Century Business Learners.”

Organized in partnership with FEU as part of C & E Publishing’s advocacy of promoting 21st century skills and lifelong learning through professional training, the activity featured lectures and hands-on workshops to update the participants on emerging business industry trends and innovative strategies in teaching present-day business students.

Invited resource speakers included Crisanto Frianeza, Dr. Greg T. Pawilen, Kian Kazemi, Matec Villanueva, Jesse Francis Rebustillo, and Dr. Melva Diamante.

Frianeza, a private-sector observer in the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) Trust Fund Committee and the secretary-general of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, examined the impact of business industry trends on business education.

Pawilen, a curriculum development specialist and technical consultant at the Department of Education, tackled educational directions and the emergence of alternative philosophies of learning for business students.

Kazemi, actor, host, and owner of the thriving restaurant chain Persia Grill, expounded his views on micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and innovative entrepreneurship. He presented as well effective strategies in teaching entrepreneurship.

Villanueva, former CEO of Publicis Manila, one of the country’s top advertising agencies, and chairperson of the Association of Accredited Advertising Agencies of the Philippines, shared her expertise in crafting and delivering engaging digital and mobile marketing techniques.

Rebustillo, AVP for Industrial Relations of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Inc. and president of the People Management Association of the Philippines, reviewed and proposed changes in standard hiring practices, managing styles, and employee rewards, training, and retention to successfully manage a multi-generational workforce.

Diamante, current president of Southville International School and erstwhile human resource management expert and educator in New York City, discussed non-conventional set-ups in teaching human resource management.

FEU, C & E’s event partner, was recognized as a Center of Development in Business Administration for its trailblazing work in various areas of business administration by the Commission on Higher Education in May 2016.

Eclaro Academy ties up with C & E Publishing to advance e-learning program

Eclaro Academy ties up with C & E Publishing to advance e-learning program

In the photo during the memorandum of agreement signing are (from left) Eclaro Academy principal Allan Susarno, Eclaro Academy chief operating officer Dr. Patrick Alain Azanza, C & E Publishing, Inc. chief operating officer John Emyl Eugenio, and KITE E-Learning Solutions, Inc. general manager Wilmer Zuñiga.
In the photo during the memorandum of agreement signing are (from left) Eclaro Academy principal Allan Susarno, Eclaro Academy chief operating officer Dr. Patrick Alain Azanza, C & E Publishing, Inc. chief operating officer John Emyl Eugenio, and KITE E-Learning Solutions, Inc. general manager Wilmer Zuñiga.

Eclaro Academy, a private school in Old Balara, Quezon City, signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with C & E Publishing, Inc. to advance its K to 12 e-learning program through C & E’s learning content management system. The signing was held last December 15 at Dolcelatte in South Triangle, Quezon City.

The MOA detailed the two institutions’ shared goal of promoting the efficacy of digital learning solutions through KITE Academy. A product of KITE E-Learning Solutions, Inc., C & E’s digital resource development and management affiliate, KITE Academy is a smart learning solutions system for electronic and digital platforms, comprised of teaching and learning tools and resources specifically designed to create and distribute K to 12 curriculum-aligned interactive lessons and monitor classroom activities.

“[T]he school believes that in order for us to cater to the needs of modern-day learners, the millennials, we have to infuse technologies in the classroom, i.e. movie clips, interactive activities, (photo and video) uploads, and ads to make each session more interesting than a learning set-up using traditional teaching styles and to keep the students attentive during class,” said Allan Susarno, principal of Eclaro Academy.

C & E Publishing, Inc. chief operating officer John Emyl Eugenio, KITE E-Learning Solutions, Inc. general manager Wilmer Zuñiga, Eclaro Academy chief operating officer Dr. Patrick Alain Azanza, and Susarno signed the MOA.

Eclaro Academy is a non-traditional, technology-oriented academic institution that adheres to student-centered pedagogical approach. The school believes in the philosophy of progressive education which emphasizes exploration, creativity, construction of knowledge, and authentic teaching-learning experience. This enables every Eclaro student to develop life’s skills and a well-rounded personality.

C & E Foundation teams up with BDO Foundation, Kusog Tacloban to aid Yolanda-hit students

C & E Foundation teams up with BDO Foundation, Kusog Tacloban to aid Yolanda-hit students

In the photo during the memorandum of agreement signing are (from left) BDO Foundation program director Rosemarie Espinosa, BDO Foundation trustees Lucy Co Dy and Jerome Guevarra, Kusog Tacloban president Teresa Custodio, C & E Publishing, Inc. chief operating officer John Emyl Eugenio, and C & E Foundation, Inc. executive director Anna Marie de Castro.
In the photo during the memorandum of agreement signing are (from left) BDO Foundation program director Rosemarie Espinosa, BDO Foundation trustees Lucy Co Dy and Jerome Guevarra, Kusog Tacloban president Teresa Custodio, C & E Publishing, Inc. chief operating officer John Emyl Eugenio, and C & E Foundation, Inc. executive director Anna Marie de Castro.

C & E Foundation, Inc., (CEFI) the philanthropic arm of the C & E Group of Companies, signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with BDO Foundation (BDOF) and Kusog Tacloban at the BDO Corporate Center in Makati City last November 29 to provide teachers with learning kits for kindergarten and Grade 1 pupils in areas most affected by Supertyphoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) in 2013.

C & E Publishing, Inc. chief operating officer John Emyl Eugenio, CEFI executive director Anna Marie de Castro, Kusog Tacloban president Teresa Custodio, and BDOF trustees Lucy Co Dy and Jerome Guevarra signed the MOA entrusting to BDOF the distribution of more than 500 learning kits for elementary schools in Samar and Leyte through BDO’s branches in the region.

Exclusively prepared by CEFI and initially distributed by Kusog Tacloban in October 2015 through its project “Andam Pag-aram” (a local term that means “prepared to learn”), the kit equips teachers with appropriate educational materials including phonetic readers, interactive charts, songs, vowel cards, and storybooks designed to aid young learners in mastering alphabetic principles, phonemic awareness, letter-sound correspondence, short vowel sounds, and blending.

Kusog Tacloban is a registered non-profit organization that provides sustainable and integrated community interventions in Leyte and Samar in the aftermath of Supertyphoon Yolanda. “Kusog” in Waray means “strength.”

BDOF, the corporate social responsibility arm of BDO Unibank, Inc., pursues a disaster response advocacy and conducts relief operations in areas devastated by natural and human-induced calamities. In 2015, the foundation constructed school buildings as part of its rehabilitation program.