Opinion Stage

Friday, January 24, 2014




This is an excerpt of Engineer Paulo Jessie Morales’ (October 2011 ECE Board Exam Top 1) speech in their oath taking last November 2011.
After receiving the license, what do we do? Being a UP graduate, one answer is very clear to me: serve the country. Not U.S., not Singapore, not Australia, not Canada, not even ourselves, but our country - the Philippines. Having this license means that the Philippines recognizes our knowledge and ability to practice our profession. So pinili tayo ng Pilipinas.We are given, if I may say so, the power to do more compared to everyone else. And sabi nga nila, sikat na sikat, “With great power comes great responsibility”. We have this responsibility of raising the level of technology and engineering here in the Philippines. Please, do not be a burden by using the profession just to get a job and just to earn money. Secondary goal na lang natin yun. Let us stop being selfish. Lagi nating isipin kung ano yung pwede nating ma-contribute hindi yung kung ano yung pwede nating makuha. Kung individual o personal achievement lang ang habol natin, we do not deserve this license. Hindi ba mas maganda kung buong Pilipinas umangat? I know that we can do it.Please don’t give up on the Philippines. During the review, we shared the goal of passing the exam. Now, let’s all share the goal of making the Philippines the Silicon Valley of South East Asia.
Lastly, I would like to end by reminding everyone that we have this license because we are recognized as best of the best. So be proud. We are the best at what we do. Have confidence. Next step na satin yung paghahanap ng trabaho. Don’t settle for anything less than your dream job. Kung yung pinakamahirap na licensure exam napasa natin, pano pa kaya yung mga screening exams and interviews? Kayang kaya natin yun. Just do what you like, you know you have the edge. Stick to what you’re good at and excel on it. Everything else will follow. Good luck to all of us. Congratulations once again and good day.
I am sharing this because I love my country. I love the Philippines! This goes for all those who have graduated and are still studying especially to my fellow Iskolar ng Bayan, please keep this in mind and take this to heart. The government paid for our education, it is our duty to give back and serve the country.
Kung lahat ng tao ganito mag-isip, uunlad ang Pilipinas.

Source: http://unibersidadngpilipinas.tumblr.com/post/15500432470/this-is-an-excerpt-of-engineer-paulo-jessie

Tuesday, January 14, 2014



Speech of Engr. Dindo F. Esplana
Mapua Institute of Technology
1st Place - CE Board May 2001 Board Exam

Speech of Engr. Nino Magno B. Gaza
Mapua Institute of Technology
1st Place - CE Board November 2001 Board Exam

Speech of Engr. Richard S. Regidor
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
1st Place - CE Board May 2002 Board Exam

Speech of Engr. Roldan E. Canubida
Misamis University
1st Place - CE Board May 2003 Board Exam

Speech of Engr. Paul Marion Demapilis
University of Santo Tomas
1st Place - CE Board November 2013 Board Exam

Speech of Engr. Francis Arjay Pastores Luz
Lyceum of the Philippines - Cavite
1st Place - CE Board May 2015 Board Exam
at PICC last May 23, 2015.
(Video Source: MegaReview)


The blogger does not endorse any review center (if mentioned in the speech) for the sake of fairness. The main objective is to inspire future CE board examinees on how CE board topnotchers inspire and make it to the top. 



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PARIS - A jolt of caffeine can boost memory, according to a study published Sunday that provides a scientific motive for students slurping coffee, tea or energy drinks when cramming for exams.

A team at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, found that caffeine enhances certain memories for at least a day after they were formed.

Evidence for caffeine as a memory booster has been anecdotal until now.

This is because the process of registering memories -- say, reading a book ahead of an exam -- may happen in conditions where the person is eager to absorb and retain information.

This makes it hard to distinguish between someone's natural alertness and that derived from caffeine.

To strip out this confounding factor, a team led by Michael Yassa, an assistant professor of psychological and brain science, tried a different tack.

They asked 73 volunteers to look at images of a number of objects -- for instance, a plant, a basket, a saxophone, or a seahorse.

Afterwards, half of the group were given a 200 milligramme dose of caffeine -- roughly equivalent to two cups of strong espresso -- and the others a dummy pill known as a placebo.

Saliva samples were taken one, three and 24 hours later to measure caffeine levels.

The following day, both groups were asked to look at another set of pictures.

Some of the images were the same, others were new, and a few were similar -- for instance, a basket as before, but this time with one handle instead of two.

Both groups did well at distinguishing between old and new pictures, the researchers said.

But those on caffeine were much sharper at identifying the "similar" items in the lineup.

The test sought to discern the effect of caffeine on the hippocampus, a part of the brain that distinguishes between patterns -- requiring both short- and long-term memory.

"If we used a standard recognition memory task without these tricky similar items, we would have found no effect of caffeine," Yassa said.

"However, using these items requires the brain to make a more difficult discrimination -- what we call pattern separation, which seems to be the process that is enhanced by caffeine in our case."

The study, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, could be valuable in the study of brain cell health.

"Caffeine is associated with healthy longevity and may have some protective effects from cognitive decline like Alzheimer's disease," said Yassa.

"These are certainly important questions for the future." — Agence France-Presse

Caffeine stirs memory – study

Sunday, January 12, 2014



Beauty Q & A
By: Anne Torres
Abante News Online

New studies from doctors have shown how important sleep is to us.

The most important benefit of sleep is it removes toxins from our brains while we are asleep. What are the toxins in our brains? Those are proteins that need to be flushed away and this happens during sleep. The cause of Alzheimer’s disease is proteins in our brain -- so proper sleep can prevent Alzheimer’s. Other benefits are:

1) Improve memory. If you are a student studying for a test, do not stay up all night and sacrifice sleep for cramming. When you sleep, all the things you studied are better processed in your brain making you remember them during tests.

2) Curb inflammation. Inflammation is what causes a lot of diseases like stroke, diabetes. Sleeping lowers inflammation in the body.

3) Improve performance of athletes. Sleep helps enhance performance of athletes.

4) Improve grades. Kids are affected by lack of sleep by showing ADHD symptoms (attention deficit disorder). Especially now that kids have so many digital gadgets to distract them like TV, smartphones, games, etc. It is very important for school-age kids to get 8 hours minimum of sleep.

When you sleep, it’s the only time you grow also. So if you want your kids to be tall, make sure they get enough sleep.

5) Sleep can aid in weight loss. Lack of sleep can make us gain weight actually.

6) Sleep helps in lowering stress. If you are at work, take a short power nap to de-stress and relax you. You’ll wake up more fresh and more alert.

7) Avoid acccidents. Lack of sleep can cause accidents in the work place. If you operate any kind of machinery, make sure you have enough sleep and you’re not sleepy at work.

8) Avoid depression. Proper sleep can help you avoid being depressed. If you’re an insomniac, try to drink melatonin before going to sleep. Melatonin has a lot of anti-oxidant benefits to our health, not just helping us get a good night’s sleep.


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