ICI Launched its New OLSAT System

The Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) is designed as a group assessment measuring certain cognitive skills deemed important for successful learning.   These skills are higher order reasoning skills involving analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.  The skills permit student learners to better understand the content they are learning, to better recall what they understand and to be more logical. The OLSAT is used to identify students in need of special services within the school system, such as identifying students eligibility to receive gifted and talented programming.

As part of the Guidance Testing Service, the school launched its new OLSAT System for easy administration of the ability test for its students unlike the traditional manual procedure. One of ICI’s alumni and a graduate of I.T course, Mr. Ringo Dan V. Lapaceros developed the system. It was his special project along with his two classmates during their undergraduate studies. He said that he did most of the job that required long hours of manual coding and analysis.

The whole project was completed since July of this year and it took few months before it passed the quality assurance . He used PHP scripting language and Java Script so that he can connect users to a database containing data of the test.

To use the system, a user must log in using either the admin or the student account. To interact with it, a user must click a few buttons with corresponding choices in answering the test questions. Answers are compared to the information stored in its database to check if it matches and the results are automatically interpreted.

Through this, more students will be accommodated and expected to take the OLSAT because it is fast, convenient and user friendly.

Lourenz Grace Remetillo, Miss Supranational Philippines 2011: An ICI Graduate

One of ICI’s graduates of 2007 with course of Desktop Publishing, Ms. Lourenz Grace Remetillo was crowned the first MISS SUPRANATIONAL Philippines. She was the Miss ICI last 2007 and the first runner up winner of Miss Iligan pageant last 2010. She auditioned at SM City Cebu and emerged victorious. She will represent the Philippines in one of the world’s most prestigious beauty pageant. The World Finale will be this August 26, 2011 at the city of Plock, Poland.

This event is recognized as one of the most highly professional beauty pageants around the world that is aired to different parts of the globe and comprised of international musicians and national stars.

ICI is truly proud of her and wishes her victory in this once in a lifetime oppurtunity to bring pride and glory to the country.

The ICI HRM Department Participates in CDO’s Kumbira 2011

ICI’s very own Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM) Department goes to Cagayan de Oro City to participate in the annual Kumbira event last August 17-19, 2011. The goal of this event is to showcase different culinary skills as well as exceptional works of art from various schools.

Competitions such as Fruit and Vegetable Carving and Flair Bartending are there to amaze visitors and promote tourism in the city.

A total of 43 schools join the Fruit and Vegetable Carving competition and 20 schools in Flair Bartending including ICI. Participants like Abdul Nassef Poingan and Cyril Jumawan show their exemplary skills in the former competition and receive a diploma dubbed as The Filipino Carver. In addition to, Cherry Jane Calo and Marc Jgeson Carillo bags the Bronze Award in the latter competition. Loud cheers echoe around the places as they perform their bartending skills with accompanying music that amaze their audience.

This goes to show that in whatever competition there is, ICI will always stand out and prove to everyone that they are worthy to compete. The whole institution is proud of them and congratulates them whole-heartedly.

ICI LGU-MS Office training

To enhance the computer skills of existing barangay staff towards better performance in office work, that’s the objective of the recently launched program of ICI “LGU-MS Office Free Training”  in support to the government sector. A brainchild of ICI President Ladislao Tabanao Jr., this program offers a progressive scheme of conducting training to two staff per barangay on various computer-related topics. Iligan City ABC President, Brgy. Chair Bernard “Tete: Pacaña, thus invited ICI to present the program at the regular meeting of Barangay Chairpersons.

Intended to be done annually and depending on the needs, the scheme envisions to cover topics like Basic and Advance Computer and Internet Concepts, MS Applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw, Autocad, etc.

In consideration to the meager funds of the Barangay as a local government unit, ICI offers the course free to the recommended barangay staff.
The first topic – MS OFFICE (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) – was covered in three consecutive whole day sessions on July 16, 23, 30, and August  6, 2011 with Mr. Arthur Benitez, ICI Instructor. On the last day, 19 participants (from 11 barangays) received the certificates. More participants are expected in the future when sessions will venture into more interesting topics.

This is another stride of ICI to be a relevant institution in the field of computer and information technology.

These are the list of barangay and staff who attended the said training:

1.San Miguel
Marivic B. Montomo
Aileen B. Del Socorro

Rowena D. Sailago
Honeyleth P.Santiago

Vania T. Alivio
Margie N. Leyson

Carlita M. Limbo
Mary Jean B. Calunod

Katherine V. Fugoso
Cyrus G. Aljas

6.Sta. Elena
Farah Norain Q. Abalde
Mylo M. Tabilon

Eddie H. Omandac

Aiza Ubanan
Aisah Torres

9.Bagong Silang
Lilaluz P. Garciano

Niña Rose Andalac

Aurora T. Gabutan
Rhea B. Rico

ICI LGU-MS Office training

he Ping Conducts its Seminar-Workshop on Team Building

Teamwork is the essential building block of any organization. Without this, no matter how skilled each member is, completing a task would be really difficult because there is misunderstanding among team members. Recently, ICI’s official newsletter publication “ The Ping “, conducts its Seminar-Workshop on Team Building last August 14, 2011 at ICI Annex 3 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The seminar-workshop aims to develop camaraderie and teamwork among Pingsters and give them the opportunity to show their interests in the organization as well as the skills and talents.

The Ping’s Editor-in-Chief, Mr. Arbil D. Ocutare formally starts the activity with warm greetings and requests everyone to stand for the invocation and the singing of the Philippine National Anthem. After that he continues to do his part thru congratulating them for making it to the team.  Subsequently, the organization’s moderator, Mr. Sean B. Boglosa takes over to give his opening remarks. Great smiles are noticeable all over the place as they are welcomed once again by their adviser. Few minutes later, Mr. Boglosa requests the members to perform their presentation numbers that they prepared a week before. The Pingsters are very interactive in showing their talents, and give their best performance without any hesitation.

The seminar-workshop continues to heighten its being dynamic as Mr. Boglosa then conducts games for them. This part of the seminar enables the members to interact with each other and to make new friends as well. Games like The Boat is Sinking, Duct Tape Head and Water Relay make the whole seminar fun and worth-enjoying. Prizes are given to the lucky winners who show great interest and cooperation. Thereafter, a delicious lunch is served by the HRM students of ICI. Members enjoy their lunch while watching an animated movie.

In the afternoon, the flow of the program is more on discussion.  Initially,   the Editor-in-Chief talks about “The Foundation of Ping”. He explains how the whole organization started, its mission, vision and goals. A PowerPoint presentation is shown to the members to serve as a guide on the topic. He  also gives each member a valuable lesson about the immense popularity all Ping members will gain once they have become members of the staff, and he gives them pieces of advise such as not to be too boastful about their benefits as Pingsters and, instead, to be humble at all times.

Thereafter, The Ping’s Moderator Mr. Boglosa shares his topic about the principles underlying team work and team building. Members attentively listen to him as he gives examples and inspirational phrases from successful people who have achieved great things by working with a team. Also, he encourages everyone to improve them by working together and being as one. Everyone learns valuable lifelong lessons just by listening to him.

After the discussions the workshop follows. Members are given an interactive activity game called “Save the Egg “. Each team is given a task to construct a durable carrier that will hold the egg until all members reach the finish line. The hard challenging part of the game is that they must use drinking straws in constructing the egg carrier. Members quickly plan their egg carrier and then construct it with each other’s help. The participants demonstrate it by rapidly coming up with ideas that everyone agreed upon and, of course, moving together, proving that they are capable in understanding one another. Cooperation is the main factor in winning the game.

The awarding of winners from the various games then follows. Awards are given by one of the organization’s facilitators and a former member of The Ping, Ms. Mary Dhen P. Banday. Individual and group pictures are taken. This year’s Team Building Seminar-Workshop is a great success, with new members ready to take on the challenges of being one of the chosen few to be rightfully called as Pingsters.