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be a member of ustceaa  June 11, 2008

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2003 was the year i graduated from college. After that, i had a responsibility



special mention sa nasa TOP 25 and class presidents!

musta na? handa na ba sa final preboard?

lam nyo, life is really unfair… im doin my part para sa batch natin
and sa mga susunod saten pero napaka passive pa rin natin! what im
forming is not only for my own good but for all of us… sa mga
walang cum laude sa hulihan ng pangalan at sa mga 1-paged graduates
natin, mahirap maghanap ng trabaho sa labas kung alam nyo lang… 6
lang ang cum laude natin na assured na kagad ng trabaho…

nung maging president ako ng PICE, nakita ko kung pano suportahan ng
mga alumni nila yung mga undergrads and newly grads sa OJT at job
placement especially alumni of UP, Mapua and DLSU, sadly, saten wala
man lang tayo mahingan ng tulong of any kind, maski nga sa OJT,
sariling sikap ng mga undergrads eh.. d ba mas ok kung meron group na
malalapitan tayong mga graduates in case na kailanganin natin ng

Mapua for example has a very active alumni org holding its annual
alumni awards night for its outstanding alumnus and giving
scholarships sa mga undergrads nila.. d ba nakakainggit kc ni letter
from companies requesting for our graduates to apply in their
companies, madalang tayo makatanggap sa UST, mas marami pa yung oras
na itatagal ni BUSH dito sa PINAS kesa sa mga invitation eh! i could
attest to this kc ako ang ipinagpaasikaso ng dept last year sa mga
letters na ganun, wala nga ata ako natanggap eh..

there are many established thomasian ce out there, hindi lang natin
alam kc wala tayong paraan para mamit cla… iba ang pakiramdam pag
namimit nyo ang mga kilalang pipol sa industry… ive met FF Cruz and
David Consunji of DMCI personally, and proud to say, they know me by
name and by face… what does this mean? pag namit nyo ang mga
successful graduates natin, mas maiinspire tayo magwork to succeed kc
marami ng nagsucceed na nanggaling sa ust ce… mas madali na rin
tayong makahanap ng trabaho in case na wala kayong mapasukan kc isa
sa mga function ng alumni org na itatayo natin is job placement…

enough for that, nagmiting na ang faculty about this idea and
positive ang response nila! they’ll be forming a team to handle this
endeavor, which i’ll be a member.. galing d b? nagising din ang
department na its about time to bring this into reality… mambevs
and jomz have this similar idea from which i was inspired to start
this alumni org…

summing it up, logging in sa ustceaa is not a bad idea at all! pls
take advantage to be called the founding members of the alumni
association of the first ce school in the philippines! even sir rod
tiburcio and sir gallardo (ce chair of DLSU) expressed their support
to this idea, member na nga cla ng group eh…

sana naman, after reading this novel, magmember naman tayo! wag kayo
passive na gusto lahat isusubo senyo at lulunukin nyo na lang! i need
ur support especially sa batch natin to show others na, we, the class
of 2003, is really spearheading this idea… ustceaa, search nyo na
lang sa groups…

i know na marami ang nagbabasa ng emails nila but reluctant to check
what im saying… pls take ur tym to log in…

someday, u’ll c what the hell im talkin bout…


salamat po!
i remain,

rillien lie cudal


UST 101st Eng’g Alumni Homecoming 2008 May 20, 2008

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Good day fellow thomasian engineers. here’s a youtube video i made for those who miss going to UST and of course missed the 101st ENgineering Alumni HOmecoming this year. Our dear school has superbly expanded and become more and more grand. i’m still making one for updates in our Lab ^ so i hope u guys will get to visit here as soon as i made a post.

The event was hosted by the Silver Jubilarians batch ’83 headed by no other than Dean Peter Lim

related articles:

Presidents Report, http://ustce83grp.multiply.com/notes/item/24


Greetings to ENgr. Manuel Palma and Congressman Manuel Agyao of batch 1965


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When : Feb 16, 2008

Where: UST Plaza Mayor (front of Main Building)

 Others: Tickets are sold at P500 inside Lab6. For other details look for sir Jess Fajardo 0917-838-5932

Nov 2007 CE board exams RETAKE???! November 28, 2007

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I’ve heard sometime that supposedly after a few days the results of the recent CE exams should be out but it’s a taking a longer time. The examinees and their families have been anxiously waiting.  Something must have gone wrong. And indeed there was because just this morning the Professional Regulation Commission announced that a retake on the subjects Hydraulics and Geotechnical Engineering and Structural Engineering and Construction be done. please see the following links regarding the issue: http://philippineboardexamresults.blogspot.com/2007/11/prc-retake-for-november-2007-civil.html


Around 85 students from UST has taken the Nov CE Licensure. “Ok lang kasi may mga idea na, tataas grade ng mga bata..” according to sir Jess Fajardo who teaches Steel and Concrete Design at the Faculty of Engineering.

Since many claimed that hydro was very easy to near perfect, chances are, the examiner might tailor a test that will require much effort.

PRC said that there were irregularities due to the unusually high grades and added that 2 students were caught with their mobile phones with correct examination answers. they forgot to mention when were these phones collected but werent the proctors strict enough?

Was PRC planning on a difficult exam that getting ‘high scores’ are improbable? How about those who will soon be employing these engineers-would-be? wouldnt they be doubting their competency because of this issue? Employers abroad are losing faith to our country’s engineers. Havnt they learn enough from the nursing exam fiasco?

i hope the PRC punish the right people here and not those who have sweat hard enough for their future.

| a lecture from dean peter lim | July 9, 2007

Posted by jomaykulit in column 1, Words from the Dean.

When I was in my last leg in college, sir peter lim (who is now the dean of the Faculty) has said these words. It may not be accurate (I try to restore the sentences of course), but I know that when he reads it, the idea is there. While he was doing his homily, his tone has a touch of frustration albeit motivating. The gesture imposing and the expression I find inspiring. It was a lazy afternoon but along with the lecture I try as much as possible, jot every word that comes out of his lips.  I couldn’t remember what my last article was in the thomasian engineer journal, but during that time, I was looking for a topic. Dunno what happened but this is not what it contained. As I clean my folders here on my pc, I have read ‘unfinnished articles’ containing this piece of writing. After experiencing the alumni homecoming, I saw LAB 6 newsletter as an opportunity to spread the word. So here I am. And now that sir peter is dean, I wonder, what changes he can make for our dear faculty. One of the many wishes I have is for him to give the opening remarks for TE’s annual GIQC to which former dean docmab never miss a speech along with the words ‘I give a bias for academic activities’.


Why are we studying this subject(water resources)? To show us that this is a field where we can practice engineering. Why? Because there is glamour but cheap. Ang daming kumukuha……………a lot is left unexplored………..But UST is a structural engineering school. Teacher instill that this is in and that water is not adaptable.. There are big projects you don’t come along everyday……..this isn’t life threatening… read about the sept 22…………….Israel and Liban used river (the importance of water in rivers) Most people fail because they can’t see the use! Algebra is easier. Very foreign. Ultimately you fail! Because you can’t understand. An article was shared in the faculty about the criteria for a good teacher..- did I make you think? What did you think? You can use glamour for a while but you can’t substitute competence… When I look at a student, to pass have nothing to do if you know or not….. there are words I can speak that we can’t speak before. You have to realize that this is a percentage of your training. Work harder. You should do it because you want to learn. I’m in a protest. We just gave up the chance. I require you to understand. There are two ways. Covering more in shallower terms or deeper with shorter terms. Your board will be useless. Soon you will forget engineering. Things has to come naturally. Enjoy what you do! Normally, we’re serious. That’s a common problem associated with newly grad. But you have to choose. Now, mahirap ang trabaho… as of now, it looks as if this is an important thing in your life. I don’t expect you to know everything!! It doesn’t matter with me. I thrive with it………… Sa engineering it is seldom to experience failure. You are trained to face your failure. CE is an action course where most of the activity is in the field. It’s very sophisticated. In application, I know nothing. I try to instigate my experience. But still our department is “contrasting”………….don’t want change….. don’t want risk.. CE should be dynamic! (There’s) no planning! I’m very frustrated……….. but w/ or without you, UST is still UST As an alumni, we have a responsibility to see to it that we keep on growing. What you put in can’t be erased…. You can’t be replaced. In time, changes is introduced to the system, You can’t attack the system when you’re inside. You should get out. You should comply with the requirements


We also have our own set of frustrations during our students years, even multiplied when we graduated. I’m only a few years out here in the real world. I have pretty much understand how college should have been – or how I could have been to make me more equipped as an engineer. I know we can’t learn everything in school but there’s so much it could have done.

UST CE Batch 1995 website found May 17, 2007

Posted by jomaykulit in Alumni Spotlight, Announcements.

Via  http://alumni.net , i saw http://bsce95ust.has.it/  a website of UST CE batch 1995. So far, this is the only UST CE batch-based website that i found. They are complete with pictures, newsletter, directories and others. (To email the webmaster send to bsce95ust@has.it). I have known Engr. Justin Lunar to be from batch 1995. i used to work with him at Maunsell Philippines in Makati. He is still working there though. Former Ms. Beverly Santos (who got married somewhere last year), i believe is also from batch 1995. she’s currently working as a Faculty member of the Civil Engineering Department in UST.

For more information, visit their web at http://bsce95ust.has.it/

but our

  SPOTLIGHT goes to: 

Alejandrino Ferreria who is the associate dean of the Asian Center for Entrepreneurship of the Asian Institute of Management. He wrote an article entitled The three Es for civil engineers
ENTREPRENEUR’S HELP-LINE published at their very own website in July 2002.

For further comments and inquiries, you may contact him at: ace@aim.edu.ph. Published “Entrepreneur’s Helpline” columns can be viewed on the AIM website at http//: www.aim.edu.ph

Phillippine sees hydrogen fuel (recreated) May 16, 2007

Posted by jomaykulit in Careers/Jobs, Engineering Discussions, Features 1, News 2007.

As engineers, it is one of our responsibilities, to make use of our knowledge for the benefit of the community, to make peoples lives comfortable. this is also an opportunity to earn money not only for ourselves but for the country as well.. it is so exhilarating to think that through this (hydrogen fuel), the country will be elevated from being third world. – Admin 

The following article was taken from an email forwarded around the office through which was cropped from news on the web.ooOooooOooooOooooOoo   

GOOD NEWS – Hope that this development will push through – this visions and plans was with Pres. Marcos ever since but it was short of beingmaterialize due to lots of COUP D’ETAT!!!!  There are so many explorers who want the Philippines as we have billions or trillions of oil reserves even an everlasting HYDROGEN FUEL which flows from different parts of the worlds and can be seen through satellite scanned (this is a classified report) into the Philippines wells (the Surigao Strait) –  Plans remains as plans – due to the crocs in our gov’t again this was not materialize – the prediction is – if explored we can produce 12 millions barrels per day of Hydrogen Fuel – that is an equivalent to 6 VLCC’s per day, distribution as follows:- 6 millions of hydrogen fuel (fuel of the future) will go to USA alone, another 6 millions will go to different parts of the worlds including the SAUDI.   In one year all our foreign debts will be wiped out – we will be the one to hire foreigners as we need their expertise and peso will become 1:1 ratio against the usdollars.   This is one of the Saudi Arabia fears – they are scared as once explored there is no stopping of production as this is an everlasting fuel or the so called “Deuterium” = a heavy form of Hydrogen fuel – (use by the space shuttle and even some of Canadian cars) clean air and no pollution – can use directly without additional processing or refining.   Above is the classified report which was not published in

Philippines – but it was published – you know where – in “SAUDI” and this are their biggest fears.   After the COUP D’ETAT in 1987 – this plan was laid by Mrs. C. Aquino to the USA President – when she visited the U.S. plans was made that the U.S. will finance to provide the equipment (using German’s technology) using hydro-pump as this location was the deepest trench in the world.  – in return the

U.S. wants 6 millions barrels per day.   Again the plan was not push through due to politically unstable condition in
Philippines The
U.S. will definitely won’t leave
Philippines when it comes to security matters due to their VESTED INTEREST – “THE FUTURE FUEL” in Philippines (DEUTERIUM)   Soon the whole world will use this fuel extracted from our
Philippinesarchipelago (the

Strait) – and this is the true vision of anybody else –
Philippines will be placed on TOP OF THE WORLD. And thebeneficiaries would be our young generations to come.  Sounds like a concocted stories but definitely NOT…. Just watch thisdevelopment to come VERYYYYY SOONNNNN.                                                                                                          

Philippines sees more drillings.Posted: Monday, February 12, 2007 

Manila- The Philippines, which imports nearly all of its annual oil needs of at least 115 million barrels per day, expects a rush of oil drillings from this year until 2009, Energy Secretary Raphael Lotilla said.                                                                                                                                                            

Last week, two Australian groups separately said they would start  production on Philippine oil fields in the fourth quarter and early next year, more than doubling daily output from 23,000-25,000 barrels per day currently.                                                                                                                                                                                                              

2007 will be a busy year as far as oil and gas exploration and developments are concerned,’ Lotilla said.                                                                                                  

There will be a number of drillings that will be taking place for the  extraction of already proven reserves that were capped in the 70s and 80s   when they were not commercially viable then and have become commercially viable now,’ he added.                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Philippines has caught the attention of oil hunters over the past few years as energy prices climb.                                                                                                                                                                              

The Department of Energy said it expected local and foreign firms to drill  8-10 wells this year, 16 to 26 wells in 2008 and 19 to 28 wells in 2009.                                                                                                    

Lotilla said eight groups, including the operators of Galoc field, off the  west coast of the archipelago, are scheduled to conduct oil drillings in   the country  year.                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Last week, an executive with
Australia‘s Nido Petroleum said the Galoc oilfield will start producing 17,500 barrels per day in the fourth quarter of this year.                                                                                                                                        

The new output from the Galoc field, located in block C off the coast of   the northwest
Palawan basin, will raise Philippine oil production by about 70 per cent to 42,500 bpd.                                                                                                                                                                                              

Besides Nido Petroleum, other firms that have stakes in the Galoc field are
Cape Energy, Britain‘s Team Oil/ Granby Oil & Gas and London-based Vitol. Australia-based Otto Energy said last week it planned  to also bring onstream the Calauit field in the
Philippines at the rate of 12,000-15,000 bpd early next year.                                                                                                                                                                                      

Other drillings in 2007 included two wells by Forum Energy

Philippines  between March and May at a 458,000-hectare onshore field on
Cebu island in central
Philippines.                                                                                                                                                                                                                Premier Oil is also scheduled to drill an exploratory well this quarter off Ragay Gulf, while Japan Petroleum Exploration will drill one exploration well in an offshore area at the

Strait, between November andDecember.                                                                                                                               

The group of PNOC-Exploration and Petronas Carigali Overseas Bhd plans to drill one exploratory well off the coast of Mindoro, western Philippines, between March and April.                                                     

A consortium of Alcorn Gold Resources and NorAsian Energy will drill one exploratory well between October and December onshore in the East Visayan basin.                                                                           

NorAsian Energy also plans to drill two exploratory wells off the coast of the northwest area of
Palawan island between November this year to May 2008. Reuters                                                                  

For the latest News and Business Information in the

Middle East visit   www.tradearabia. com 

technical queries category May 9, 2007

Posted by jomaykulit in Alumni Spotlight, Engineering Discussions, Message from the Admin.
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:::estong – May 9, 2007:::

mas maganda siguro kung maglagay tayo ng sub-categories/subjects for technical querries. Sa tingin ko mas magiging useful itong website.

:::Admin speaks:::


maganda yan tsong.. ang tanong lang kc.. pano ko mgagawa na may subject ang particular query?  kasi threads yan eh. pwede din.. answering as a comment. pwede ako maglagay ng link sa isang site kng saan tayo-tayo ang nagtutulungan na sumagot sa mga technical queries… or we can leave that to better websites that caters to answering technical stuff like “engineering forums”.. 

this weblog although is more of interconnecting the alumni and sharing careers, posting jobs, if u can check the categories on the sidebars. At this point, im going to add techincal queries in the categories. thanks estong. daan kpa
sana lage dito =o)

 Ernesto de Peralta is a UST CE batch 2003 and is currently working in Maunsell Philippines in Makati as a structural engineer. He ranked 8th in the 2003 November Civil Engineering Board exams. you can email him at Ernesto.deperalta@maunsell.com

Engineering Centennial Celebration News May 9, 2007

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The University of Santo Tomas, our beloved alma mater, throughout the world is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning. One hundred years ago the school educated many business leaders and leaders of the arts and our people. However, during that time the school didn’t offer courses in engineering to its students. Today the university’s Faculty of Engineering offers the whole gamut of bachelor’s degree programs in all engineering fields to cater to the ever-expanding needs for engineering skills of the emergent borderless global economy. For the past 100 years our alma mater has produced thousands of Graduates in various engineering fields who certainly participated in building the modern civilization that we now live in. To commemorate the 100 years of providing quality education in the world of engineering for business and industry the Faculty of Engineering is holding a Centennial Celebration, which culminates in a weeklong festivity, called “Engineering Week” in the week of February 13 thru 18, 2007. The Centennial Celebration officially kicks off “June 21, 2006 with a parade around the UST campus to announce the Centennial of the Faculty of Engineering.”

A weblog devoted to UST Civil Engineers May 9, 2007

Posted by jomaykulit in Announcements, column 1, Engineering Discussions, Message from the Admin.

Before starting this blog, i searched for current active websites devoted to ust civil engineering ALUMNI activities or updates. If u take a close look on the Blogroll section of the sidebar, you’ll find the sites that i found. Actually, i found 2 but they are organized out of the country and encompasses all engineering major. They are the Thomasian Engineers of Southern California and UST Engineers Alumni Association in New Jersey. So for those almuni that are currenlty residing in the United States, try to join and be a member of these organizations.

 I could say that LAB 6 REPORT is the only weblog devoted to only Civil Engineering Alumni. Not less im not aware of other existing whatnots.

 This is just a part of the big dream that all alumni will be interconnected and help one another to elevate the course of engineering to a level that is at par with outher countries; That we’ll help one another discover what else is instore in engineering and how could it elevate our lives aside from earning money.

quoting sir peter “being an ALUMNI is a continued responsibility”