Two thumbs up for the WRI Colleges successful IBM-DB2 passers
(from left to right) Mary Grace O. Amoroso, Mary Rose B. Viña,Rene C. Decena,
Melvin Roy D. Garbida, the WRI IT Program Head, Elaine D. Dioquino,
Bryan B. Orcine, Eunice L. Collantes and Mary Grace R. Prima.
Worldtech Resources Institute (WRI) Colleges obtained one hundred percent passing rate during the examinations conducted by IBM for the IBM DB2 Academic Associate Certification Program.
The IBM DB2 Academic Associate certification program,, which simultaneously tests millions of examinees from different parts of the globe, has an objective of certifying information technology professionals after undergoing a series of courses under their own academic institutions.The preparation course teaches relational database concepts while also providing students with critical, hands-on database skills on IBM’s DB2 and Data Studio software. Smarter Planet solutions rely on an ever growing amount of data. To become certified, one must undergo and complete the course that covers the IBM DB2 Academic Associate CE302A course material (including all of the hands-on labs) and passed an IBM certification exam on the course contents. An IBM DB2 Academic Associate is knowledgeable in fundamental concepts of RDBMS, basic administration of DB2 9.7 and understands the minimal requirements involved in the development of applications for DB2. The holder of this title also demonstrates that the theoretical gap between traditional database courses at college level and real hands-on experience with the DB2 data server has been closed.
This year’s exam was conducted on March 22, 2013, at 2pm at WRI Rinconada with faculty proctor Melvin Roy D. Garbida and online counterpart for IBM Alexis V. Pantola.The certification exam is composed of 60 items and IBM requires 60% passing score (36 points).
Passers in the IBM-DB2 examinations from WRI Colleges are Mary Grace Q. Amoroso (68%/41 points), Eunice L. Collantes (70%/42 points), Rene C. Decena (66%/40 points), Elaine D. Dioquino(68%/41 points), Bryan B.Orcine (86%/52 points), Mary Grace R.Prima(68%/41 points) and Mary Rose B.Viña (73%/44 points). The examination results obtained by the passers were above national average.
WRI IT Program Head Melvin Roy D. Garbida, an IBM DB2 passer himself, said in his speech that this proves that WRI continues to produce graduates that are at par with the world’s best in information technology.
Included in the training course were ten Chapters Required by IBM Philippines, namely: Relational Database Concepts; Getting Started with DB2; Getting Started with Data Studio; Introduction to SQL and DB Objects; Data Concurrency and Locking; Database Security; Backup and Recovery; PureXML; Application Development; and Troubleshooting.
For details please inquire at WRI College Naga through Ms. Amy Z. Neola, the school administrator.
By Analiza S. Macatangay
The Department of Science and Technology in Bicol (DOST-5) and the Libmanan Pulantuna Planters Federation, Inc. (LPPFI) recently inked a memorandum of agreement (MOA) in support of the implementation of the project, “Development of Hybrid Weather Monitoring System and Production of Weather and Rain Automated Stations.”
The project is the main component of the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards, popularly called Project NOAH.
The partnership is in line with government’s campaign for a “zero” casualty during times of calamity and occurrences of disaster, said Agustin III Z. Villadares, LPPFI president and chief executive officer.
The agreement will bind DOST and LPPFI to a commitment of supporting the establishment and operation of the weather instrument and equipment critical in establishing accurate data on real-time weather situation prevailing in the locality. The accuracy of these readings will mean saving more lives and less damage to the community’s property.
“A prepared and knowledge-equipped community will always rise up after every calamity. Our primordial concern is the safety of our loved ones and the community and lesser, if no damage at all to our properties and sources of livelihood – we can beat disaster with preparedness,” Villadares said in an interview.
Stipulated in the MOA is DOST’s prime obligation of implementing the project, in coordination with the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) and to facilitate and coordinate the identification of appropriate site for the automated rain gauges (ARG) and Automated Water Level Monitoring Stations (AWLMS), including its installation in agreed sites in Camarines Sur.
The LPPFI on the other hand, will facilitate the conduct of Information Educational Campaign (EIC) in the province on Project NOAH and help in the interpretation of data generated by the weather monitoring stations during the conduct of community-based trainings and meetings within their coverage area.
Villadares also assured its partner that they will enhance the stakeholders’ capacity by instituting related trainings among their members. In fact, he said, the computer literacy project was already in place.
“This literacy project in computer which operates TESDA-accredited training facility known as Agricultural Extension Computer Education Laboratory or A-ExCEL is a basic computer education designed to teach farm families on the use of computer. In this current world, we need to update them with the latest innovation so that they too, will be competitive in the market place,” Villadares added.
The partnership is expected to lessen if not totally eliminate the devastating impact of any calamity in the future.
By JASON B. NEOLA
NAGA CITY — A team of workers from the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (City ENRO) is now doing site preparations in Barangay San Isidro, here, for the scheduled groundbreaking of the P3-billion waste-to-energy plant on November 22, this year.
Highlighting the groundbreaking rites is the burying of a time capsule that contains some data on the project – the construction of a garbage-resourced power generating facility.
The facility will be constructed in a five hectare expanse on the foot of Mt. Isarog, now with a new perimeter fence.
Mayor John G. Bongat said the construction of the power plant will immediately commence a day after the groundbreaking rites.
Stakeholders expected to attend the ceremonies are the city officials led by Bongat, community leaders, the Korean investors from CJ Global Corporation, Ltd., and six technical men/consultants from Hitachi Zosen Corporation, a Japanese multinational engineering and electronics conglomerate company.
Based on the original plan, the state-of-the-art facility, which will be the first of its kind in the country, will start to operate by the first quarter of 2014.
The Korea-based CJ Global Inc., the project investor, had already paid 30% of the total cost of the machineries that will be deployed to convert into green energy the city’s pile of daily garbage thru the process called gasification.
At the same time, the technical planning group of the foreign firm is busy working out the technical details of the facility’s design. The plant’s construction – one of the final steps of pre-operational phase – will commence once the site development is completed.
Bongat said that other than producing low-cost and environment-friendly electricity for the residents, the facility will also help the city adapt to an excellent garbage disposal management.
Once operational, the plant is expected to generate eight to ten megawatts of electricity from 100 tons of garbage collected daily. The plant has the capacity to process up to 200 tons of waste to produce 18 megawatts in expanded operations.
Orozco said that at least 25% of the daily garbage requirement will be sourced from the Balatas dumpsite. “It is not surprising if five or six years from now, the dumpsite is emptied of garbage,” Orozco said.
Waste-to-energy (WtE) is the process of creating energy in the form of electricity or heat from the gasification of waste source. It is a form of energy recovery. Most WtE processes produce electricity directly through combustion, or produce a combustible fuel commodity, such as methane, methanol, ethanol, or synthetic fuels.