Friday, 27 November 2009

The Book Lover's Club in Camarin

The executives from Anvil Publishing

This MIBF event logo

The Manila International Book Fair in Mall of Asia
There were different company stalls showcasing their wonderful books.

Books!! Books!!

If you are a book lover then you should enlist yourself in the Book Lover's Club in Camarin. It's a newly-established club in UCC & is now recognized by the university through the unselfish efforts of Prof. Francisco, the new lady librarian (sorry I forgot her name) & the club president Mr. Renan, a BS TLE junior. I myself is a member of the club & I got to interview Renan as a senior staff of the "then" The Crossroads. I was able to finish the article but I'm not sure if it will get published due to the afore-mentioned "problem".

Since it's debut in the university it has been conducting different fund-raising programs to make our beloved library more conducive for learning & studying, like selling tickets & contests. As a member of the club it's also our duty to take turns in rendering services to the library. We get to be the assistant librarian for the meantime. Unfortunately I wasn't able to do this due to my work commitments. But if I'll have the time I definitely will. It also conducts seminars like the one we had before entitled "The Book Binding Seminar". There was also the field trip for the members to MOA when the MIBF was held last September 16-20. It was filled with different fun & educational activities according to what I've read & heard. (huhu I wasn't able to come again)

Their recent accomplishment is the aircondition in the library which is now fully functional.'s really now good to stay in the library & spend the day researching. I am still full of anticipations for this club to do good for our university. I know that in the years to come this will be one of the best clubs in the university.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Payment Schemes

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In University of Caloocan City

there are 2 schemes for tution fee.

Scheme 1 - for Caloocan City Residents - the tution fee ranges from 1,000 - 1,500

But before you could ever gain this you have to go through a lot.

1. You have to show your high school & elementary diploma saying that you grdauated in a school within the boundaries of Caloocan City.

2. Your parent(s) must have a voter's ID showing that the are registered in caloocan City.

3. For originally non-Caloocan resident like me..I had to register in COMELEC, show my voter's certificate, have a confirmation signed by the registrar that you ae now on the scheme 1.

Scheme 2 - For non-Caloocan residents

I used to be in this scheme. I paid around 2,000 - 3,000 pesos when I was in first year. It really looks cheap already when compared to other university's fee but when you compare it to your fellow classmates in the scheme 1 you'd think that it's unfair!

You can pay partially when you are in Scheme 2 - but you have to pay the rest before the midterm or final exam. For scheme 1 it's also possible to pay partially but you'd have to make a letter stating your reason & you have to be there personally.
2. Org Fee - this one is based on the department you belong to. For instance In Psychology Department, we have the Psychological Society - we pay 40 pesos each. Other courses pay 70 pesos & less.
3. The Crossroads - here we pay 4o pesos each sem. But just recently we did not pay for it since there is some problem between the org & the admin.
4. There's also the insurance which is I think around 15 pesos. This is paid every school year.
5. When you'll be having computer subjects you also have to pay extra for the lab fee - it's for the use of computer & aircon & etc.

A 2009 Graduation Video Clip

This is just a video clip of 2009 Graduation. Video credit from 12chrich's youtube account!!

Batch 2009 Graduates singing their fairwell song "One Friend"

UCC Pep Squad - P.E. Day 2009

This is from oninthegreat's youtube account.

Opening Number from the UCC Pep Squad - Main Campus

UCC Pep Squad - IVIM 2007


This is taken from agentcocoy's youtube profile. Click here for the link.

As of today November 25, 2009 08:43 PM - these are the comments...

*Comments taken from the youtube account

Text Comments (89)

MsMaiNipin (26 minutes ago) Show Hide ko po to sa blog ko for UCC ah???

kawasakifury (1 day ago) Show Hide

la lang . kasi nagulat lang ako may pep squad pla ang ucc.. galing kasi ako sa school n ean , but now nagtransfer nk hehe. ge

kawasakifury (1 week ago) Show Hide

is this university of caloocan city ?

certifiedheadturner (1 day ago) Show Hide

yeah!! bket po!?

optimusprime03 (2 months ago) Show Hide

lab iit xo much ..kemeng keme nan UCC ean .. kelan kea maxaxali an UCC sxa UAAP?hehe ..lanawan , ann josette COMSEC 1-C

certifiedheadturner (9 months ago) Show Hide

oi kua onin! my nagcomment taray mu ahh.. kaw pinupuri! hahahah NJ!hayaan mu my backtucks and layout na kme!

tadjol (9 months ago) Show Hide

gud height of the basket toss.dagdagan lang ng invertion lyk backtucks and layouts .pls practice on partner stunts yun ang kulang..tumbling passes has only cartwheels practice round offs and handsprings..spotters shud be alert when there is a 2 and a half stunt or a major fall..gud pyramids..pls. require the cheerers on a full squad flexibiity...i lyk the choreography..all in all maganda..from: National cheerleading championship finalist

Rhayle17 (11 months ago) Show Hide

hoooo pamatay go UCC nandun kame nanonood niyan from aljon g. yap

idoletulle (11 months ago) Show Hide

woi! mga auf! anu na balita???? gawa nga kayu ng multiply site nyu! ^^ kuya onin may ask ako! may kapatid ka ba na lalake??

shekinah02blessing (1 year ago) Show Hide

wow!nmn ang ucc humahataw n..not bad..kaya lang practice p..d p masyadong malinis at pulido ung galaw cguro dahil 1st tym at sa kaba n rin..pero ok un..i'm proud to be uccians lalo kong namimis ang ucc..heheheGod Bless..

certifiedheadturner (1 year ago) Show Hide

comment pah comment pah!sakit ng leeg qw.. T_T

slurpheeh (1 year ago) Show Hide

WOw ang galing dw namen!yehey!my nka-pancn din!

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vaine1125 (1 year ago) Show Hide

akalain mu yun???i haven't seen them perform yet in person sa you tube ko lang pla makikita kunggnucla kagaling:) nice one

oninthegreat (1 year ago) Show Hide

ngek....thanks pag sabi na mgaling cla...

slurpheeh (1 year ago) Show Hide

pra nmn taung ng endorse ng hotdog sandwich,may ketchup and mustard pang conversation...hahaha!

chickzboyz17 (1 year ago) Show Hide

its si nice but may nag kamali pero bilib din ako sa gurl lkas ng loob hahahaamaganda ung performance pero sana sa susunod pagbutihan pa ^_^

mscoldheart017 (1 year ago) Show Hide

burger, burger, burger...

alwyn089 (1 year ago) Show Hide

wow nice stunts...and yah the colors are like Ketchup and Masturds...!!!cool outfit.. niice...

UCC Institutional Promotion

Here's an Institutional Promotion made by a brilliant UCCian named aftertimo (name on youtube)


Currently, there are 3 majors in BS PSYCHOLOGY

1. IP - Industrial Psychology - as the name suggests this is about HR. The theories & organizational strategies in a working place.

Probable Jobs: HR Staff, Office Staff & etc.

2. SPED - Special Education - this focuses on educating special children.

Practices involved: Sign Language, Knowledge on different cases of special children.

Probable Jobs: SPED Teacher

3. GC - Guidance & Counselling - this focuses on school settings

Probable Jobs: School Guidance Counsellor & etc...

Department Head of Psychology Department: Dr. Bernadeth Enriquez

* Don't say BS Psycho if you don't to be glared at by Psych majors. It should be Psych pronounced like SAYK
*The majors are determined on the 2nd semester of 3rd Year - You'll be the one to decide about that but it will also depend on your GWA or generalweighted average.

Note: The majors do not limit a student to only one type of job. For example an IP major doesn't necessarily mean that he/she can't be a school guidance counsellor or vice versa.

University of Caloocan City Chorale

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UCC Chorale Members

Guesting at the Phase 1 Auditorium UCC Dance Troupe Concert October 2007

Sing for Me, the GMA Christmas Choir Festival 09 December 2007 Marikina Sports Center

Prof. Ernani Baetiong, UCC Chorale head

University of Caloocan City Chorale (UCC Chorale) is the premiere cultural ambassador of the proud city of heroes, Caloocan City and the institution of higher learning enshrined in its name.


Re-established in July 2006, the choir has since stretched its borders by not only performing in university and city functions, but also to other high-profile engagements such as the Department of Social Welfare and Development's (DSWD) "Sing for Me" program which aims to raise funds for under-privileged children, and the Department of Tourism - National Capital Region's (DOT-NCR) "Paskong-Pasko sa Metro Manila 2007 Chorale Competition."

The Conductor

The chorale's conductor is Professor Ernani Baetiong, composer, arranger and conductor who studied choral conducting under the wings of renowned National Artist for Music Maestro Lucio San Pedro at Sta. Isabel College, and Sr. Mary Placid Abejo of St. Scholastica's College of Music.

Originally trained in solo instrument performance, he first studied under legendary brass band conductor Professor Benedicto San Jose, and his son Romy San Jose, Doctor of Music who earned his degree from the University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music. He lated moved on to train with Professor Garry Silangcruz of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra and faculty member of the UST Conservatory.

In his young life as a musician he ventured into applying his skills and knowledge to train church choirs and fellow musicians. He has spent more than twenty years offering his services to churches and has helped train hundreds of singers and accompanists in these times.

In college at the University of Santo Tomas College of Science (where he took-up his pre-med B.S. Biology), he went back to his roots of playing the flute and joined the UST ROTC Band and sought further training by momentarily joining the UST Singers as trainee, under the baton of Prof. Fidel Calalang, musical genius extraordinaire who steered the UST Singers into winning the title Choir of the World in 1995.

To further expand his horizons, he joined and trained with the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) as Artist/Teacher where he became part of critically acclaimed productions such as Operetang Tatlong Pera (adaptation of Three Penny Opera) starring Monique Wilson, Mario O'Hara and Lou Veloso, Summer Dreamin' (adaptation of A Mid-Summer Night's Dream) and the Laboratory Theater presentation of Buhay Lotto. In this field he earned his knowledge through the help of outstanding theater personalities such as Palanca Award Winner Rody Vera, Women's Award winner Dr. Glecy Atienza, Ma. Gloriosa Cabangon, Maribel Legarda, Soxie Topacio, Ernie Cloma, Raul Alfonso, Raffy Tejada, Nilo Yacat, and Noel Cabangon. He studied Modern Dance/Jazz Ballet at the Cultural Center of the Philippines . He also became Musical Director and Artistic Advisor of Dulaang Apolonio Samson and staged the riveting Ka Apolonio Samson, a musical about the Philippine Independence Movement of 1896, which was awarded a spot in the 1st National Theater Festival at Intramuros, Manila.

In July of 2003 in recognition of his respectable musical works and contributions, he was tapped as Juror of the 16th Awit Awards by the Philippine Association of the Recording Industry (PARI), for which he screened the category of Ballads, in which the entry Hanggang (Wency Cornejo) won the year's award for Best Ballad Song.
And from hereon, he has and still does arrangement/composition/training stints for various corporate clients (including Triple-V Group of Companies, Oracle, AMA Computer College, Ayala Land Inc., PLDT, Philippine Maritime Institute and the Ayala Museum) and churches (Catholic, Aglipayan and Lutheran).

In June of 2006 he was appointed as Conductor of the revitalized University of Caloocan City Chorale, which has since retrofitted itself away from the conventional notion of chorale and mixed voice singing, and towards the path of an all-around show choir, not only focused on singing, but now a total entertainment package rolled into one, with acts and dances similar to Broadway Musicals, to skits and spiels depicting real-life situations infused into song and presented as a complete storyline onstage.


The groups is composed of students from the University of Caloocan City. Being an honor's program, members are granted scholarship benefits and are required to maintain an above average grade point average, making the group composed not only of talented individuals, but also promising students in each of their chosen fields of study.


University of Caloocan City's Most Outstanding Organization for School Year 2007-2008
Paskong Pasko sa Metro Manila Chorale Competition 6th Place
Plaque of Appreciation from the DSWD for contributions to the Sing for Me project

The contents are from Wikipedia.

UCC Basic Info

University of Caloocan City

The University of Caloocan City (UCC) is located in Sangandaan, Caloocan City, the Philippines. UCC-Main is at Sangandaan Annexes, Tandang Sora, Camarin and Buena Park.

The University of Caloocan City was formed in 2004 out of Caloocan City Polytechnic College, which had been founded in 1971.

Its first programs are Bachelor's of Science degrees in Industrial Education (BSIE) and B.S. Business Technology (BSBT).

The school had first been located in a building at Caloocan High School. It transferred to its present location (at General San. Miguel St. Sangandaan, Caloocan City) when the first building burned.

CCPC or Caloocan City Polytechnic College started as a two-year course college in 1971 and offered four-year courses in 1975. Its first programs are Bachelor of Science degrees in Industrial Education (BSIE) and B.S. Business Technology (BSBT).

In January 23, 2004, Caloocan City Council unanimously approved the Ordinance 1020-2003 principally authored by then councilor Gonzalez Jr. authorized the city government to convert the existing Caloocan City Polytechnic College into a full-pledged university. The initially city hall-funded tertiary educational institution will henceforth be called as University of Caloocan City, the lone public university in Caloocan.

In April 20, 2006, the 32nd Commencement Exercise took place at Folk Arts Theater, Manila. BSIE is the first to call to come at the stage which is a tradition at the Commencement Exercises.

In 2004, the Caloocan City Polytechnic College (CCPC) became a full-fledged university, and offers a wide array of courses from different studies, namely:
Different Courses:
College of Education

Bachelor in Elementary Education (BEED)
Bachelor of Secondary Education-Technology and Livelihood Education (BSE-TLE)
Bachelor of Science major in Science (BS-SCI)

College of Arts and Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Tourism (BST)
Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BSPSYCH)
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (ABPOLSCI)
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (ABMATH)
Bachelor of Arts in English (ABENGLISH)
Bachelor of Science in Criminology (BSCRIM)
Bachelor in Public Administration (BPA)

College of Business and Accountancy

Bachelor of Science in Business Major in:
Accountancy (BSA)
Management Accounting (BSBAMNAC)
Management (BSBA)
Marketing (BSBAMKTG)
Marketing Management (BSBAMKTGMGT)
Financial Management (BSBAFMGT)
Human Resource Department Management (BSBAHRDM)

College of Computer Studies
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCOMSCI)
Bachelor of Science in Office Adminitration (BSOAd)
Bachelor in Science in Information Management (BSIM)
2-years computer secretarial (Ladderized)

This entry is copied & pasted from wikipedia

First Day of Class

..hello!! have landed here so I guess you are curious about my school just like me few years ago!!

Let's assume that this is the first day of class so before anything's done introductions are essential...

I made this to help the inquiries of some UCC & soon to be UCC students from different campuses.

Just call me Ms. Mai Nipin. (Ms. Impatient) I'm from UCC-Camarin 3rd year BS Psychology student major in Industrial Psychology....I'm also a senior staff of the now denounced The Crossroads - the university official publication. I am a working student struggling to make ends meet kahit mura na tuition natin (UCCian). I'm working full time in a call center but it's a little different from call centers like Teletech, Convergys & etc.Scheme 1 na nga pla ako...hmmm...ano pa ba>> Well I think that would be all for now!!

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Psych 3A Memorabilia - Group Dynamics

I listened to this wonderful song by Anastasia entitled "At the Beginning" - I was really touched to the extent that I made a video covering our culminating activity in our subject Group Dynamics along with the song. We, the LIGHT BLUE team was the champion so it was such a reward for all the hardships we've been through during the entire game.

Here's the vid:

Here's the lyrics of the song:

At The Beginning

by: Anastacia

We were strangers

Starting out on a journey

Never dreamingWhat we'd have to go through

Now here we areAnd I'm suddenly standingAt the beginning with you

No one told meI was going to find you

nexpectedWhat you did to my heart

When I lost hopeYou were there to remind me

This is the startAnd...

ife is a road

And I want to keep goingLove is a river

I wanna keep flowingLife is a road

Now and forever

Wonderful journey

I'll be there

When the world stops turning

I'll be there

When the storm is through

In the end I wanna be standing

At the beginning with you

We were strangers

On a crazy adventure

Never dreaming

How our dreams would come true

Now here we stand

Unafraid of the future

At the beginning with you

And...Life is a road

And I want to keep going

Love is a river

I wanna keep flowing

Life is a road

Now and forever

Wonderful journeyI'll be there

When the world stops turning

I'll be there

When the storm is through

In the end I wanna be standing

At the beginning with you

I knew there was somebody somewhere

Like me alone in the dark

Now I know my dream will live on

I've been waiting so long

Nothing's gonna tear us apartAnd

Life is a road

And I want to keep going

Love is a riverI wanna keep flowing

Life is a roadNow and forever

Wonderful journey

I'll be there

When the world stops turningI'll be there

When the storm is through

In the end I wanna be standing

At the beginning with you

Life is a road and I wanna keep going

Love is a river I wanna keep going on

Starting out on a journey

Life is a road and I wanna keep going

Love is river I wanna keep flowingIn the end I wanna be standing

At the beginning with you.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Wala kang pera pero gusto mong mag-aral??

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            • Do you have the strong desire to improve the quality of your life??

            • Are you willing to find ways to continue your studies?? (college, highschool)

            • Are you hardworking enough to do something about your future??

            If your answer is a big YES, then you deserve a chance for scholarships.

            Usually when we hear SCHOLARSHIPS we think of some geek & brilliant students who can solve mathematical equations, speak fluent English & top students in their school/class & etc. It somehow intimidates us at times. (Like what happened to me) But scholarships are not all about that. Sometimes ATTITUDE is more important. As long as you have strong DETERMINATION to do something about your life then you deserve to know that there are certain scholarships & opportunities for you.


            1. Find a part-time/full-time jobs.

            This seems very difficult considering the schedule but it's POSSIBLE. You can arrange your schedule to fit your working hours. Sometimes you'd have to drop some subjects. It's inevitable. It's better that way than just be a "tambay" & let yourself rot at home doing nothing.

            If you really are determined, you wouldn't mind the tiresome fastfood jobs. Here in Manila, Caloocan to be specific I see schoolmates scattered around Sm Fairview & Robinson. Some are in either Jollibbee, McDonalds or SM Supermarket/hypermarket.

            Some also are very innovative that they attend vocational training offered by TESDA (to know more about TESDA, click here) & render their own services like pedicure, manicure & etc. There are also available call center trainings & so many other options.

            2. Scholarships

            There are numerous scholarship programs the governmnet is offering to 'poor but deserving students":

            • Kabataang Pilipino Inc. - I don't know much about the specific details but CLICK HERE to find more.

            • The DOST Scholarship program

            • Filipino Iskolar - this is for International & local studies.

            • Pinoy Scholar - provides a list of discounts and scholarships available across the Philippines. This is not exactly a scholarship. This is a site where list of different schools offering discounts in tution fees is listed. There are specific province names in aplhabetical order.

            3. Then there's the CHED's (Commission on Higher Education) STUDY NOW PAY LATER PROGRAM - as the name suggests they will loan money to students whose applications are approved & the student have to pay it later, when he/she is already working.

            Not bad right?? Here are the specific details:


            A. LEGAL BASIS

            1. R.A. 8545 amending R.A. 6728

            B. CLIENTELE

            Deserving College Students


            Selected Private HEIs


            Priority Courses


            1. Filipino citizen
            2.Currently enrolled or intend to enroll in any of the CHED-priority courses
            3.Not more than 30 years of age at the time the application for loan
            4. With 75 percentile rank or above in the National Secondary Achievement Test (NSAT)
            5.Have a weighted average of 2.5 or higher in the last semester in college, if attended any
            6.With parents/guardians having a gross annual income of not more than P150,000.00
            7.Not presently enjoying any scholarship or study grant


            1. Latest BIR Income Tax Return (ITR) of applicant’s parents/ guardians
            2. High School Report Card (Form 138), for incoming freshmen
            3. Official enrollment certificate and statement of accounts for those with college units
            4. Official report of ratings or certificate of grades for the last semester attended issued by the school registrar or dean, with an average of not lower than 2.5 for those with college units, and
            5. Certification of guarantee of loan by a GSIS/SSS member guarantor


            1. Secure application form from the College Registrar of a private HEIs authorized by CHED to administer the SNPLP or from the CHED Regional Office, and
            2. Submit the accomplished form together with the required documents to the Registrar’s Office
            3. Wait for the notice form the CHED Regional Office if accepted or not to the program


            A maximum loan of P 7,250.00 per semester to cover tuition and other school fees

            I think this would be all for now. But surely if I've heard & seen some scholarships again I will update as soon as I can. I hope this is helpful..You can post questions if you want. I'll try to answer them to the best of my knowledge & capabilities. Thanks!