Saturday, April 27, 2013

Gordon, Hontiveros, Escudero are to senatorial picks in UP online mock election

Two weeks before the national and local elections, some UP students from all over the country logged on to a platform called Botong Isko to exercise their right to vote in a mock elections. This was done so as to reflect who among the senatorial candidates are their top pick and who among them are their least favorite.

Results from the Tatak Botante page show that Dick Gordon, Risa Hontiveros and Chiz Escudero were the most favored candidates, while Kabataan party-list was the top choice party. Landing at the last two (2) slots were Bro. Eddie Villanueva (27.5%) and Ramon Magsaysay Jr. (27%).

Dick Gordon's the most popular candidate for Iskos and Iskas who joined the mock polls earning 67% of the total online votes counted. Meanwhile, Kabataan party-list led five other pary-lists in the list of top 5 national political organizations chosen, but with a lowly 16.5%, it does not seem to appeal high in terms of choice and inclination.

While it's true that a lot of students voted, it does seem to provide a partial perspective of what these Iskolar ng Bayan think and how they respond about politics nowadays. The page, however, maintains that "Botong Isko results do not represent the entire UP population."

During its earlier stage of mock polling, Botong Isko was hounded with security and reliability issues of the platform, as the technical team was able to detect "at least 46 cases of compromised accounts accessed and voted for successively from two IP addresses."

ABS-CBN bags all major awards in 21st KBP Golden Dove Awards

The winners of the 21st KBP Golden Dove Awards this 2013 have now been revealed. Check out the list of winners of the 2013 Golden Dove Awards below. The awarding ceremony was held at the Star Theatre, Star City Complex in Pasay City on April 26.

ABS-CBN almost grabbed all of the Golden Dove awards in both categories, including Best TV Station and Best AM Radio Station (DZMM). The TV network's biggest stars and newscasters also bagged various major awards, e.g. Best Newscast (TV Patrol), Best Drama Program (Maalaala Mo Kaya), Best Actress (Janice de Belen for Ina, Kapatid, Anak), and Best Actor (Gerald Anderson for Budoy).

Competitor TV5 managed to win some awards also. 

Category: TV

Best Television Station:

Ka Doroy Broadcaster of the Year:
Ted Failon (ABS-CBN)

KBP Lifetime Achievement Award:
Charo Santos-Concio (ABS-CBN)

Best Newscast:
TV Patrol (ABS-CBN)

Friday, April 26, 2013

University of San Carlos, Bicol University-Legazpi graduates top REE and RME board exams

Here are the names of the top 10 passers for the Registered Electrical Engineer (REE) Board Exam and the Registered Master Electrician (RME) Board Exam which were held in April 2013.

A graduate of University of San Carlos reached the highest rate of 88.50 in the April 2013 batch of passers for REE, while an alumnus of Bicol University-Legazpi obtained the highest rate of 87.5 in the April 2013 batch of passers for RME.

Is May 13 (election day) a holiday?

Many of you might be wondering if May 13, Election Day in the Philippines, is a holiday this year. The answer is yes; in fact, it's a non-working holiday throughout the country as declared by President Aquino by virtue of Proclamation No. 571 s. 2013. 

This is in order for the people to be given the chance to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming national and local elections.

The Proclamation states that, “the Constitution designates national and local polls to be held on the second Monday of May." 

Lacierda announced, "the President wishes to enable the Filipino people to exercise their right to suffrage. We enjoin all eligible to use this non-working holiday to participate in the electoral process that forms the bedrock of our democracy.”

Thursday, April 25, 2013

List of Passers: Electrical Engineer Board Exam for April 2013

The results of the Electrical Engineering Board Exam for April 2013 which was conducted in cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo & Legazpi on April 21-22, 2013 are now available online as released by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). The Electrical Engineer Board Exam result were out after three (3) working days.

644 out of 1,666 REEs and 773 out of 1,875 RMEs were declared this day.

As shown below, the Electrical Engineers Board Exam results have been released today, Friday (April 26, 2013), including the list of names of examinees who passed the Registered Electrical Engineers (REE) Licensure Examination which was given by the Board of Electrical Engineering in designated testing centers nationwide.

Congratulations to everyone who passed!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Boston Marathon bombing - was there a conspiracy? Was it planned?

While media buzz has focused on the capture and arrest of the alleged Boston Marathon bombing suspect, one potential info-graphic pointing to another story behind the attack has gathered flame virtually everywhere.

This floated as some inconsistencies during and after the bombing event surfaced. Here's what one user (of Imgur) thinks regarding the sequence of events post-bombing and the issues that linger until the death of the elder suspected brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and the eventual hospitalization of the younger brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who up to this day hasn't been interviewed yet.