Wednesday, December 31, 2008


The officers and the batch representatives of ANIMOSIBIL, the DLSU Alumni Association Civil Engineering Subchapter, organized an event for the alumni to gather and go back to DLSU Manila on January 17, 2009 from 6PM to 10PM at the Yuchenco Building Lobby. The reunion, dubbed as "ONE ANIMOSIBIL" celebrates the first year anniversary of the founding of ANIMOSIBIL. About 130 alumni, students, faculty and staff joined the celebration. A new set of board of directors to spearhead the organization on its second year of operation was elected. The elected board of directors are as follows: Engr. Jason Ongpeng, Engr. Jerome Odsinada, Dr. Jonathan Dungca, Engr. Jeff Uy, Engr. Ryan Yapkianwee, Engr. Apple Paule, Engr. Ace Romualdez, Engr. Paolo Viray, Engr. Irene Ubay, Engr. Coleen Cordial, and Engr. Bart Soliman.

The fee for the said event was 250 pesos including dinner and a souvenir T-shirt. There was a De La Salle Alumni Association Booth for renewing the DLSAA ID card and a Foto Loco Picture Taking Booth.

The said event was supported by generous sponsors such as JOSE ALILING CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, JV ANGELES Construction Corp., DDT Konstrukt, SONIC Steel, and STRUKTURA Stuctural Engineer.
AnimoCIVnews - Online invites the alumni to submit articles to the ALUMNEWS section of this blog as part of this celebration.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Congrats to “Dr. Dona” & “Dr. Tanhueco”

Engrs. Edgar L. Dona and Renan Ma. T. Tanhueco successfully defended their PhD dissertation last Dec 2008 at the University of the Philippines, School of Urban and Regional Planning (UP-SURP). Engr. Dona’s dissertation is on “The Dynamics of Air Passenger Growth and Development of Airport Regions in the Philippines,” while Engr. Tanhueco’s is on “ Vulnerability Assessment in the Development and Land Use Plans of Dagupan City, Philippines.” Engrs. Dona and Tanhueco will earn officially their degrees of PhD in Urban and Regional Planning at the end of the 2nd semester SY2008-2009 during the UP Diliman graduation ceremony. Congratulations Docs!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Seasons Greetings!

Engr. Joseph Ramil I. Manalo and his family who are now in the USA wish the Lasallian faculty, students and alumni a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year in 2009!

Dr. Andy Oreta and his family, Apple, Geoffrey and Julia wish everyone a Blessed Christmas and a Blissful New Year!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

COE Faculty & CTM Students survey housing site at Bagac

CE faculty, Engr. Ronaldo Gallardo and Dr. Andres Oreta and CIV-CTM students, Federico Manalo, Vitto Manalo, Christine Ocampo and Mariella Trespesses together with Engr. Ric Unas (COE SERVECom coordinator) and COSCA conducted a site visit and meeting at the La Salle School, the Jaime Hilario Integrated School in Bagac, Bataan. The visit was aimed to meet the residents of the community who will be relocated to a new site beside the school. COSCA asked the assistance of the CE Department for the relocation project. Based on the survey and meeting, one story duplex type low cost houses will be designed and constructed for about 20 famiies by DLSU and its generous partners. Since there is a possibility that the houses will be extended by the families to two floors, the houses will be designed as two-storey houses. But because of limited funds, only one story houses will be built. Student and faculty volunteers will assist in the construction similar to the Gawad Kalinga project. Donations (cash or kind like construction materials, toilet accessories, etc) will be needed to complete the project. The target date for this project to commence is April 2009. Calling on our alumni, students and faculty - we need your support! We accept any kind of contribution - volunteer work, cash, technical support, etc.

Monday, December 15, 2008

TRE Thesis Presented in JSPS-DOST Seminar

Civil Engineering students majoring in Transportation Engineering (TRE) presented their on-going thesis projects in the Inter-University Seminar on Transportation and the Environment organized by DOST-JSPS Core University Program on Environmental Engineering Research Group 2 (Urban Infrastructure Development and Environmental Management) at Sulo Hotel, Diliman, Quezon City last December 15, 2008. The titles and group members of the TRE thesis groups are as follows: (1) Sustainable Urban Transport Strategies for Metro Cebu by Charles C. Hong, Julie Ann L. Jao, and Mel Clarisse E. Sto. Domingo, (2) The Application of an Exclusive Green Signal for Pedestrians at Selected Signalized Intersections of Makati City by Ron Christopher L. Co and Paul Benedict B. Santiago, and (3) On-street Parking Scheme for Ermita and Malate Districts, City of Manila by Gerald F. Oyon-oyon, Joseph Philip Yang, and Gerald M. Sudaria. Dr. Alexis M. Fillone (Associate Professor), who also attended the seminar, is the adviser of the three thesis groups.

Friday, December 12, 2008

STE Students at ASEP's 3rd Struct-Whiz Challenge

CES STE senior students, Dan Aquino, Phoebee Que, Jericho Zapata and Aaron Urena participated in the 3rd Struct-Whiz Challenge, the Specialized CE Quiz Competition in Structural Engineering organized by the Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines, Inc. (ASEP) last Dec. 12, 2008 at the Engineering Theater, Melchor Hall, UP Diliman, QC. Ninety seven (97) participants from 19 schools took the round 1 written exam in the morning. Aaron Urena, being one of the examinees with the top 20 scores in round 1 qualified to the next two rounds. There were 23 qualifiers in rounds 2 & 3. In the end, the winners were the participants from (1) TIP-QC, (2) Catanduanes State Colleges, and (3) Bulacan State University. Aaron Urena ranked 12 among the 23 finalists. Good Work!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

DLSU Faculty & Alumnus as PICE-LNM Directors

DLSU CE professor, Dr. Andy Oreta and DLSU CIV alumnus, Engr. Ferdinand Ubay were inducted as directors of the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers - Lungsod ng Maynila (PICE-LNM) Chapter last Dec. 5, 2008 at the Manila Hotel during the Silver Anniversary Celebration and Christmas Party of the chapter. Oreta represents the academe, while Ubay represents the consultancy sector. The outgoing 2008 president is Engr. Federico Alconcel, formerly a faculty member of DLSU CE Department, while the incoming 2009 president is Engr. Emil Sadain.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Join the CES Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Contest

Why not make the Christmas break productive. Form a group of three CE undergraduate students, create your popsicle stick bridge and you may win a total of P15,000.00. Undergraduate students from CE schools in the Philippines are invited to join the 5th National CES Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition organized by the DLSU Civil Engineering Society (CES) and sponsored by Review Innovations (RI). The registration form can be downloaded from For advanced registration submit the completed form through e-mail at, until December 13, 2008. Advanced registrants will only pay P500.00. The regular registration fee is P 600.00 per group of three members. The registration fee must be sent along with the bridge entry on or before February 7, 2009.

There will be two categories of Winners: (a) Design Category (P5,000.00)– One winner to be judged based on creativity in form and design, functionality and practicality (b) Strength Category (P10,000.00, P8,000.00 and P5,000.00) – Top 3 Winners in the Bridge Strength Testing based on weight, strength and displacement

Participants are required to design a popsicle stick bridge that will be laid on two smooth supports with a span length (S) of 560 mm. The bridge must satisfy the following requirements: Length (L) ≤ 770 mm, Width (B) ≤ 140 mm, Height (H) ≤ 200 mm from the support surfaces to the top, Depth (D) ≤ 100 mm from the support surface to the flat surface of the bridge deck and Weight (W) ≤ 1.50 kg. The bridge will be tested using a UTM.
Visit for a video of bridge testing.
For more details go to or email Even if you are not joining the competition, register to the Yahoo group so you can download the rules and specifications.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Congratulations! Nov '08 CE Board Exam Passers

Congratulations to the new Lasallian civil engineers for passing the Civil Engineering Licensure Exams held last November 22-23, 2008. The following is the list of passers:
1) Angeles, Kathryn Patricia Velayo, 2) Baluyot, Danilo Jr. Santos, 3) Bellon, Juergen Santos, 4) Chua, Winston Guan, 5) Dy, Anthony Jude Cua, 6) Hernandez, Brice Ericson Diaz, 7) Ilacad, Erik Christopher Perez, 8) Ilagan, Michael Ian Gella, 9) Lapuz, Angelo Hicaro, 10) Mayo, Gerard Patrick Jao, 11) Panopio, Joanna Joy Perez, 12) Rodriguez, Jose Mari Rafael, 13) Ruiz, Ledi Marist Maramba, 14) Rustia, Jose Lorenzo Fernandez, 15) Salangsang, Brigid Dave Leyva, 16) Santos, Paolo Songco, 17) Trinidad, Arvy Bryan Monroyo, 18) Marvin Divina Beltran.
Note: Please inform us if your name was not included in this list.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Community Outreach at DHVCAT - STE Lectures

DLSU-Manila's Structural Engineering Division faculty members, Dr. Andres Oreta, Dr. Bernardo Lejano and Dr. Jonathan Dungca conducted Reinforcing Lectures on Seismic Analysis and Design of Structures at the Don Honorio Ventura College of Arts and Trades (DHVCAT), Bacolor, Pampanga last November 28, 2008. The following lectures were presented: Oreta on his photo-video presentations on "Understanding Earthquakes and Disasters," Lejano on "Seismic Forces on Buildings ," and Dungca on "Seismic Analysis of Bridges." They were welcomed by Engr. Reden Hernandez, Dean of DHVCAT's Institute of Science and Technology and Engr. Raul Duya, DHVCAT CE Dept. Chair. About 80 senior DHVCAT students attended the lectures. Incidentally, the DLSU ECE Department faculty also conducted lectures to the DHVCAT ECE students and faculty on the same date. activities are conducted in connection with the Adopt-an-Engineering-School Program of the DLSU College of Engineering.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Hydraulics Laboratory Exhibits - Developing Research, Model Making and Presentation Skills

T-shirt design to promote awareness on flooding

The Bulacan Flooding Exhibit

A student exhibit is an end-of-the-term project in the Hydraulics Laboratory when it was a two unit laboraotry course. These projects develop life-long learning and communication skills. Students do library, internet and field research, design their presentations and projects - posters and/or models and present orally their projects in front of a panel of judges.

In 2009, HYDRALA students, presented their projects related to the Typhoon Ondoy. Each group was assigned a  location in Metro Manila and vicinity for them to do research on the flood hazard, causes of flooding, extent of damage and recommended solutions to mitigate the flood risk. The group of Katrina Tengki and Earl De Guzman on flooding in Bulacan won the best project.

In 2008, undergraduate students enrolled in the Hydraulics Laboratory created both working and non-working models related to Hydraulics and Water Resources (HWR) Engineering. The DLSU Civil Engineering Society (CES) sponsored a competion for the HWR models. The models were judged by the HWR professors – Dr. Danilo Terante and Dr. Renan Tanhueco and other CE Faculty Members. The 1st place winners in the competition were:
Non-Working Model: Hydro-Electric Power Plant by A. Viernes, D.J. Vidad, J. Feraer, K. Llamada, D. Llanes and E. Cheng.
Working Model: Pipe Network in a Subdivision by M. Gawaran, H. de Guia, M. Arigo and P. Adiaz.

The other working models which won 2nd and 3rd were the models on Flood Control (Flood Gates) and Overflow Spillway with Vertical Gate.


Monday, November 24, 2008

CES competes at MapuaTech CE Quiz

Third year DLSU Civil Engineering Society (CES) members participated at the 2nd Mapua Institute of Technology CE Quiz Contest last November 21, 2008. The participants were Morgan Say, Cheska del Castillo, Jet Tugado, El Rey Morales and Manuel Antonio Mayo. The CE quiz competition covers the various CE subjects including Mathematics (Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus, Differential Equations), Engineering Economy, Engineering and Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics, Surveying, Strength of Materials, Structural Analysis, Soil Mechanics and Structural Design (RC, Steel, Timber). Despite being handicapped since they have not yet taken any structural design subject, the DLSU participants gave a good performance. However they did not qualify to the top 10 and final round. Photo: L-R: Morgan, Jet, Manuel, El Rey, Cheska and Dan Aquino (CES President).

Thursday, November 20, 2008

ALUMNEWS: Share your story

Dear DLSU-Manila CIV alumni:

The news below about TokyoTech International Student leader, George William Hong, ID 101 CIV student will surely inspire the undergraduate CIV students to work hard in their academics and to be active in extracurricular activites through the CES. I wrote this news after several chats with William via Yahoo Messenger. The CE Department is proud of his performance as a student and as a leader at TokyoTech.
To know more inspiring and extraordinary stories from the alumni, the ALUMNEWS section is created. AnimoCIVnews:Online invites you to share your story in the ALUMNEWS section. What have you been doing after your graduation? Have you been promoted recently? Did you receive an outstanding award in your work? Have you been traveling the world as part of your job? Are you involved in politics, business, teaching or community outreach programs. Do you have a funny incident to share? AnimoCIVnews: Online wants to know. Send your story as word document with photo to
Animo Lasalle!

Monday, November 17, 2008

ALUMNEWS: DLSU CIV alumnus is TokyoTech International Students’ Leader

George William Hong, DLSU-Manila CIV-CTM (ID 101) alumnus 2005 serves as the coordinator for the Tokyo Tech International Students Association, (TISA). He coordinates the main activities of TISA with the administration and initiates new activities to enhance students involvement and internationalization of TokyoTech. He is also one of the leaders of the TokyoTech Filipino Students. Among the activities organized by TISA are the welcome parties for foreign students and sports festivals. His experience during the undergraduate years at DLSU where he was the president of the Civil Engineering Society (CES) has develop his leadership qualities. William is a Japanese Government scholar presently pursuing his Master of Engineering course at the International Development Engineering Department - Prof. Otsuki Laboratory.

Friday, November 14, 2008

List of Students : CE Specialization SY 2008-2009

The CE Department announced the final groupings of the third year CIV students based on the four fields of specialization being offerred at DLSU. These four fields are Hydraulics and Water Resources (HWR) under Dr. Danilo Terante, Transportation Engineering (TRE) under Dr. Alexis Fillone, Construction Technology & Mgt (CTM) under Engr. Ronaldo Gallardo and Structural Engineering (STE) under Dr. Andres Oreta. Starting this 3rd term SY 2008-2009, the third year students will be assigned their corresponding degree codes as CIV-HWR, CIV-TRE, CIV-CTM and CIV-STE.
Prior to the final groupings, a CES specialization orientation was held on July 18, 2008 to promote the awareness of civil engineering students on the different specializations in civil engineering. Dr. Bernardo Lejano introduced the DLSU BSCE Specialization Program: Curriculum & Policies. On the other hand, the four fields of specialization were presented by CE faculty representatives - Renan Tanhueco (HWR), Dr. Fillone (TRE), Jason Ongpeng (CTM) and Dr, Oreta (STE).

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

AnimoSibil supports Green for Life

AnimoSibil, the De La Salle Alumni Association (DLSAA) – College of Engineering subchapter for Civil Engineering Alumni led by its president Jason Maximino Ongpeng, CE Department vice-chair, donated fifteen thousand pesos to the Lasallian Institute for the Environment (LIFE) and participated in the tree planting at Calatagan, Batangas in support of the Green for Life: One Million Trees and Beyond Project last September 6, 2008. Twenty four AnimoSibil alumni, student and faculty volunteers successfully planted 2,000 out of the total of 10,000 mangrove propagules planted on that day. For more information about AnimoSibil, go to

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

DOST names Dungca in 50 Men & Women of Science

Dr. Jonathan Dungca, Associate Professor of the CE Department, was chosen by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) as one of the 50 Men and Women of Science after being recognized as an Outstanding DOST Scholar. Dr. Dungca was recognized "for his interests in the development of soil liquefaction potential maps and various techniques to assess the effects of soil liquefaction to structures." Dungca was a finalist in the 2008 Lasallian Excellence Awards-Students’ Search for Outstanding Teachers, and is a volunteer speaker and lecturer of the “Adopt-an-Engineering School Program” of DLSU-Manila, actively fostering relationships among Civil Engineering faculty and students in the University and in other schools. The 50 Men and Women of Science are the outstanding scientists who made it in the Top 10 list of the following categories: DOST Scholars, Researchers, Technology Adoptors, Science Educators, Science Communicators, and Administrators. For the Outstanding DOST Scholars, selection is based on the scholar’s accomplishments in science and technology, peer recognition, and national and international awards in science and technology. The announcement of the 50 Men and Women of Science was held in the Gabi ng Ginintuang Sinag: 50 years Celebration of DOST last June 9, 2008 at the UP Theater. (Reference: DLSU Newsletter 2401)

Who will be the next CE Board Topnotcher?

On November 22-23, 2008, the Civil Engineering Licensure Examination will be held. Who will be the next Lasallian board exam topnotcher? Will DLSU obtain a 100% passing?

In the last May 2008 examination, Carlos Fabie placed number 10. The May 2008 successful examinees were 1.) Engr. Carlos Fabie - 10th placer, 2.) Engr. Adrian Joseph Alcancia, 3.) Engr. John Aguas, 4.) Engr. Cathy Alimon, 5.) Engr. Joseph Ang, 6.) Engr. Christopher Camina, 7.) Engr. Katherine Campecino, 8.) Engr. Angelica Chan, 9.) Engr. Chaleyreene Chua, 10.) Engr. Ma. Cassandra Codilla, 11.) Engr. Collen Cordial, 12.) Engr. Ric Johanson Cruz, 13.) Engr. Allan Paul De Castro, 14.) Engr. Francelle Delos Reyes, 15.) Engr. Glenn Anthony Galvez, 16.) Engr. Pirre Angeli Lastimoso, 17.) Engr. Miguel Maayo III, 18.) Engr. Jommel Macabagdal, 19.) Engr. Richard Anthony Masa, 20.) Engr. Rommel Palanca, 21.) Engr. Reiner Niccson Pilares, 22.) Engr. James Qua Jr., 23.) Engr. Ruby Rayos, 24.) Engr. Jayvee Sta. Maria, 25.) Engr. Jesulito Paulo Sy, 26.) Engr. Ricardo Vicencio III and 27.) Engr. Masada Andrew Villa. Congratulations!

The DLSU CE Department faculty members, students and alumni are praying for an outstanding performance of the Lasallian November board examinees. Good Luck!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Undergraduate Thesis to be Presented at RSID6

The 6th Regional Symposium on Infrastructure Development (RSID6) in Civil Engineering to be held at Bangkok, Thailand on December 8-10, 2008 is a meeting ground for young researchers and engineers from the Philippines, Japan, Thailand and other Asian countries for discussing and exchanging experiences and ideas in order to promote advancement in civil engineering for infrastructure development in the Asian region. Abstracts of three undergraduate thesis including the Gold thesis by Chua and Tan-Afuan were submitted for oral presentation at the symposium. The titles of the papers are:
> Dynamics of Irrigation Efficiency and Farm Productivity of Nayom Bayto River Irriigation System: A System Dynamics Analysis - Winston Chua, Andrew Tan-Afuan and D.C. Terante
> Cost Benefit of Reusing Treated Waste Water as Cost-Reduction Measure in DLSU-Manila - D.C. Terante, Alvin Varquez and Chito Borja
> Analysis and Invesitgation of the Degree of Moment Rigidity of Steel Beam-to-Column Connections > Angelo Lapuz, Danilo Baluyot Jr. , Christopher Camina and A.W.C. Oreta

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Faculty & Students present at DLSU Conferences

The 10th DLSU Science and Technology Conference was held at De La Salle University last July 23, 2008 at the Yuchengco Building. Faculty members and students presented their researches in the oral parallel sessions and poster presentations. The papers presented and the corresponding authors were:

· A.W.C. Oreta - Producing Personal Multimedia Presentations to Enhance Classroom Lectures and Seminars
· B. A. Lejano - Simulation of the Stress-Strain Behavior of Locally Produced High Strength Concrete Based on Experimentally Obtained Data
· B. A. Lejano, P. S. Bellosillo and J.C. Manuel - Proposed Alternative Reinforced Concrete Pipe Culverts with Nylon Fibers
· R. Gallardo, J. Ongpeng, K. Chan, E. Manalansan, M. Trespesses - Modeling the Ultimate Confined Compressive Strength and Increase in Strength of Carbon Reinforced Concrete Columns: An Artificial Neural Network Approach
· R. Gallardo, J.M. Ongpeng, J.V. Manalo and R. M. Mendoza, A. Pangilinan - Classification of High Rise Projects in Fort Bonifacio using Self Organizing Map
· E.H. Vitug and A.M. Fillone - Application of Discrete Choice Modeling to Access Modes of the LRT Systems
· C. Capiz, V. Peansupap and T. Tongthong - Evaluation of ISO 9000-based Quality Management Practices: The Case of Construction Companies in Thailand
· F.B. Delos Reyes, C.P. Chua, Y.K.C. Cruz and A.W.C. Oreta -Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings (DLSU, CSB, and Vicinity): Using Spatial Data Presentation

The 2008 DLSU-Osaka University Conference was held at De La Salle University last Sept. 1-3, 2008 at the Yuchengco Building. Faculty members and students presented their researches in the oral parallel sessions and poster presentations. The papers presented and the corresponding authors were:
· Angelo H. Lapuz , Danilo S. Baluyot Jr., Christopher N. CamiƱa and Andres Winston Oreta – Analysis and Investigation of the Degree of Moment Rigidity of Steel Beam-to-Column Connections
· R.S.Gallardo, J.M.C. Ongpeng, M.A.S. Follosco, K.D. Punzalan – Quality Assurance in Swimming Pool Construction using Rebound Hammer
· Bernardo Lejano – Reinforcing the Torsional Strength of Concrete Columns using GFRP

Photo shows Francelle de los Reyes infront of her poster on "Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings (DLSU, CSB, and Vicinity): Using Spatial Data Presentation "

ASEP Struct-Whiz Winner & A.CONCEPT Papers

Winston G. Chua won first place in the 2nd STRUCT-WHIZ Challenge sponsored by the Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines, Inc. (ASEP) held at the University of Makati last May 22-23, 2008 during the ASEP Convention on Concrete Engineering Practice and Technology (A.CONCEPT). The STRUCT-WHIZ Challenge is the specialized Civil Engineering Quiz Competition in Structural Engineering. The topics of the quiz includes Engineering Mechanics, Strength of Materials, Structural Analysis, Structural Design (RC, Steel, Timber), Design Codes and Foundation Design. ASEP is holding the 3rd STRUCT-WHIZ Challenge on December 12, 2008. The photo shows Winston Chua 4th from left with the DLSU CE Faculty - Dr. Lejano, Dr. Oreta, Dr. Estanero and Ms. Adajar.

Faculty members, alumni and students presented papers in the parallel sessions of the A.CONCEPT. The papers presented were:

  • Dr. Bernardo A. Lejano, Paolo O. De Peralta, Glenn Anthony B. Galvez and Gerard Patrick J. Mayo - Constitutive Model of High Strength Concrete Made of Local Materials
  • Dr. Bernardo A. Lejano - Evaluation Of Seismic Forces Of Multi-Storey Reinforced Concrete Buildings Using The Response Spectrum Method
  • Dr. Bernardo A. Lejano, Jeffrey C. Manuel, Paolo S. Bellosillo - Proposed Alternative Design for Reinforced Concrete Culvert using Nylon Fiber Reinforcement".
  • Dr. Andres W.C. Oreta - AIJ Level-1 Seismic Screening Of Rc Buildings Damaged By The 1990 Luzon Earthquake
  • Jason M.C. Ongpeng -Simplified Predictive ANN Model for Ultimate Compressive Strength of Circular RC Columns Using CFRP Confinement
  • Alden Balili - Application of Genetic Algorithms in the Optimization of Concrete Structures
  • Joseph R.I. Manalo - Evaluation of the Potential Seismic Hazard of a Five-Storey RC Building Using RVS and AIJ Level 1 Screening Procedure (A Case Study)

Photo: Paolo Bellosillo presents his research on RC Culverts.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

CE Dept graduates 1st Summa Cum Laude.

During the 4 Oct. 2008 graduation ceremony at the PICC, the Department of Civil Engineering had seven graduates with honors led by Alvin Christopher Varquez, the 1st Summa Cum Laude in BSCE since the program was revived at DLSU-Manila in 1987. Alvin Varquez also received the Jose Rizal Honors Society and Student Leadership awards. He was the president of the Civil Engineering Society during the SY2007-2008. The other honor graduates were Winston Chua (Magna Cum Laude), Allen Christian Varquez (Cum Laude) and Honorable Mentions - Michael Paolo Bellosillo, Chua Man Wai, Manuel Chito Borja, Maria Celina Suarez. The Hydraulics and Water Resources (HWR) division had the most number of honor graduates - Alvin Varquez, Chito Borja and Winston Chua, followed by the Structural Engineering (STE) Division - Bellosilo and Suarez. CTM (Chua Man Wai) and TRE (Allen Varquez) Divisions had one each. Meanwhile, Winston Chua and Andrew Tan-Afuan received the award for Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis in Civil Engineering. Congratulations!

Welcome to AnimoCIVnews - Online

“Animo” represents the Lasallian spirit, “CIV” is the degree code for Civil Engineering at DLSU-Manila, while the star symbol is the star of faith which serves as a guide in all the department’s endeavors. Hence AnimoCIVnews is an expression of the department’s commitment and burning spirit to train competent and well-rounded civil engineers for God and country.

Last March 2007, the AnimoCIVnews was born. AnimoCIVnews is the official news digest of the Department of Civil Engineering, De La Salle Unviersity, Manila, Philippines. It is an annual report of the activities and accomplishments of the DLSU faculty, students and alumni. To provide instant news and get immediate feedback about the activities of the department, the AnimoCIVnews-Online is created. This will further enhance the networking with Lasallian students, alumni, parents, administrators and fellow civil engineers and educators. AnimoCIVnews welcomes comments, feedback and messages.

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