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.

ICI Continues to Improve its Very Own Animation Course

Filipino’s are a breed of talented individuals that other races and ethnicity envy of. Many people share similar talents as well as skills but not everyone is given the talents in animation that most people here in the Philippines possess. It’s a gift that has been around for many decades. Given the right knowledge and training to further improve the use of this gift, Filipino people can produce their own original masterpieces that can give pride to the country itself.

Along with many careers that emerge in this high-technology-driven world, more and more Filipino’s seek to find new ways of improving their quality of living and some of them find work in the animation industry for their passion is there. Using their talents and skills to their advantage, they are able to create outstanding feature-length cartoons and animated movies. Western countries have always recognized Philippines as one of the stronger players in the animation industry along with its other Asian neighbors such as Vietnam, India and China.

Animation Schools are sprouting everywhere with the hopes to produce new breeds of animators. Extensive trainings are formulated to cultivate and foster creative ideas. It has become a trend in many universities and educational institutions specially those that offer technical-vocational courses. As the the best technical-vocational school in Iligan City, ICI goes with the trend by having its very own course in 2D Animation. Many students enroll in this course because many Iliganons are talented in the field of arts and crafts. This course becomes an outlet for them to show their skills and exceptional creativity.

ICI has hired competent instructors to teach animation students the fundamentals of animation from the basic rules in drawing, enhancing sketches to using softwares capable of generating movements from a drawing. Along with these, students are also encouraged to craft their own ideas and use their imagination in their studies to create their own animated outputs. So far, ICI has produced many feature-length cartoons and animated movies that entertained everyone may they be ICI’ians of simply ordinary people outside the school.

As of today the school continues to probe deeper into the world of animation and never stops seeking new ways to further enhance its quality of education.

ICI-Iligan SBO and MSA Officers Actively Participate the Effective Events Organizing and Management Seminar

For this upcoming ICI Palakasan 2011, the working committee along with ICI’s Student Body Organization (SBO) and ICI Muslim Students Association (MSA) Officers participate in a Seminar on Effective Events Organizing and Management and Developing Initiative, Communication and Critical Thinking Skills last August 5, 2011 at ICI Annex 1, Room TD 1 from 9 am to 12 noon.

The purpose of this activity is to give orientation and insights for the SBO and MSA officers about the proper and systematic handling of events and to prepare them fully-packed with great values and skills on initiative, good communication and critical-thinking skills to be used especially in the upcoming annual school event this September 5-9, 2011. The whole event will be conducted following standard procedures from planning to the commencement of the event itself.

The Editor in Chief of ICI’s Official Publication, “The Ping”, Mr. Arbil D. Ocutare, formally starts the program and requests everyone to stand for the Invocation and the singing of the Philippine National Anthem. As the emcee for the said event, he introduces ICI’s Academic Head, Mr. Jefferson B. Obial to give the opening remarks. A round of applause then echoes around the room as he stands in front of them, welcomes them and explains the purpose of the said event.

Moments later, the appointed Chairman of Palakasan 2011, Mr. Sean B. Boglosa greets everyone with a cheerful hello as the emcee introduces him as the first speaker for the seminar. He shares his insights as well as his knowledge in handling school-related events. Along with this, he also shows everyone a powerpoint presentation containing the detailed examples of different events may it be business-related or simply personal. His topic also deals with the essential parts of planning an event. He also states the 4 phases of organizing an event that includes the initiation-conceptualization, planning-budgeting, execution-implementation and close out-post evaluation. He stressed out how an event can come into actualization from planning, staging and management of an event with the right strategy and cooperation from everyone.

Afterwards, Mr. Jefferson B. Obial takes his turn as the second speaker to further educate everyone on the values and attitudes necessary for the success of the upcoming event. He explains the 3 important values and skills an event working person may posses such as initiative, good communication and critical –thinking skills. One of the seminar facilitators, Ms. Mary Dhen P. Banday serves delicious lunch for everyone while they watch a documentary video from Mr. Obial’s presentation that portrays cooperation and unity among people from different walks of life. After this, the second speaker then explains the value of the video and encourages everyone especially the SBO and MSA members to help one another and unite as one in working with their given tasks.

Certificates are given to the participants and they then take group pictures. The whole seminar ends successfully with new knowledge and values instilled in everyone’s mind.



The Ping Publication Welcomes its New Set of Pingsters for the S.Y 2011-2012

After the 2-week scouting and screening for talented and skilled writers of ICI’s official publication “The Ping“ , the organization welcomes  its new members in a meeting last August 1, 2011 at ICI Annex 1, LR 1. The moderator and also the language consultant of the whole organization, Mr. Sean B. Boglosa congratulates them for making it to the team. Afterwards, the Editor-in-Chief for this year’s batch Mr. Arbil D. Ocutare briefly explains how the whole operation of the Ping will come into success requiring their full cooperation as members. They listen attentively as Mr. Sean Boglosa introduces them the rules and regulations of the organization. Excitement can be seen in their eyes as he tells them that they will be given different freebies like button pins, Ping shirts, writing kit bags and will benefit the free seminar-workshops on team building, technical and creative writing and journalism writing. Also, Mr. Boglosa gives each of them a copy of The Ping’s calendar of activities for the S.Y 2011-2012. He further explains to them their expected tasks based on their capabilities.

They couldn’t agree more and after a few minutes they sign the oath of membership. This oath states that any member of the organization old or new must fully cooperate and participate in any activity the group intends to conduct for the next few months.

Here are the new members of The Ping’s 7th batch:

Editor-in-Chief Arbil D. Ocutare

Writers Jolly M. Vallente

Shene Ann Joy A. Velez

Charena Shane Fontanilla

Nordin A. Sarip

Quennie Arjee B. Tan

Layout Artist Jerick Carlo V. Almeda

Graphic Artist Merjan G. Buhawe II

Photojournalist Joshua Dave F. Tonido


Cartoonists Monica V. Francisco

Alchem P. Salaum


Data Managers Lovely Ann Carreon

Mercy Grace G. Nadayag