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.
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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.