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ACLC College of Meycauayan Official Newsletter SY 2009-2010

ACLC College of Meycauayan Official Newsletter SY 2009-2010

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no. Volume no .


no. Issue no . 1


June ‘09 - March ‘10

Legal and authorized!

By Joart Escabillas/John Arnold Rubio

After the much talked about hearsays and insinuations about the legality of operation for a 4-year degree course, the Government Recognition (GR) was granted to ACLC, Mar.17. As explained by Mrs. Josefina “Mommy” Blanco, ACLC School Director, CHED requires for annual recognition application to acquire a permit to operate a program. “Nung nag-start tayo for a 4-year degree course, yung proseso ng pag-aapply ng permit nun eh kada taon. Halimbawa yung BSIT natin, ung permit nila nung first year sila, kinuha nung taon na nagstart sila, ung permit for second year na-apply at nakuha natin nung nag-second year na sila. Ngayong may graduating batch na tayo for BSIT thank God na-grant na rin yung

inapply natin nung June 2009. Eto ang proof na authorized tayo para sa four-year degree course operation”, as Mommy shows the original copy of the GR. GR is granted by CHED if an institution passes to maintain the prescribed standards of instruction and comply with the rules and regulations pertaining to the organization, administration and supervision of private Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the Philippines. ACLC was able to comply with the facilities condition, number of books in the library required, instructors’ competency and software requirements. “I’m just overwhelmed that after all the hardships our labour has been paid off,” Mommy said smiling.

3 Inter-AMA competitions held ACLC EXHIBIT 2010: An all-faceted showcase of
By Ian Harvey Bartolome/ Arnold Rubio/Lorelene Mariano

creativity, values & intellect
By Joart Escabillas After 4 years, the much-anticipated Exhibit finally kicked off showcasing various booths and events at ACLC Campus, Feb. 24-26. Attended by almost 1,000 high school students both from private and public, this year’s theme entitled: “The Facebook Generation”- an Alternative Classroom Learning Convention featured the following booths:
ANIMEX: Cosplay Fashion Show – first ever campus fashion show. MFC (Mystery Case Files): Story-Based Interactive Detective Games – mazes, puzzles and brain teasers that will tickle your mind and test your logic. BIOETHICS: 7 Social Issues – Modern social plagues of the country. TRAVELOGUE /ART WORK DISPLAY / PHOTO ESSAY/ – Nurture creative minds by conceptualizing their own dream place. PROJECT AKLAT: Book Drive – Book Lover’s Club- a project where students can donate books and sell as an income-generating project MARKETING BAZAAR – a stall where novelty stuff and refreshments are sold. TIME SPACE WARP: Live Diorama – shows Filipinos’ track of history. FILM FEST: Movie Marathon – spearheaded by Entire Club INTERACTIVE VIDEOKE – hosted by Glee Club. HORROR HOUSE – hosted by MAFIL Club. LIVE MANNEQUINS – shows potential professional job for the graduating students. PC GAMING: LAN GAMES, MIND GAMES, SNAPSHOTS LATEST INNOVATIONS – showcase the newest trends in the field of technology. TAHANAN: Video Making Contest – shows videos which promotes the conversation of nature. ABUBOT APPLIANCES: Interface Dragon Skeleton - showcase ACLC’s robotics expertise. LAN and WAN Miniature Designs – show miniatures of the building and with both wired and wireless technology prospect.

Groovin’ to the beat. UAC strut their moves as this year’s Champ for Inter AMA Dance titlt.


In adherence to ACLC’s core – confidence, English proficiency and creativity, a joint project of ACLC branches - Meycauayan, Malolos and Baliuag was launched on different dates to give way for Dance Tilt, IT Skills Olympics and Goodwill Games. ACLC’s very own “United Artists Club” (UAC) bagged the championship trophy for dance contest at The Cabanas Pavilion, Malolos, Sept. 10. 2009 Joining UAC is Ray Christian Perez, who won 2nd place in Solo Singing competition and ACLC Meycauayan band – “Broken Butterfly” that also brought home the 2 nd place award.

Then a pool of student programmers, technicians and web page designers compete on January 15,2010. Here is the list of the winners: Mark Gaddi of – 3rd place (Speed Typing) Roldan Labrador – 2nd place (Networking andTroubleshooting) Mary Joy Rejano – 3rd place (Webpage and Design) Eunice Silvero – 1st place (Webpage and Design) The last to be held is the Goodwill Game (Ball Games) of which we bagged the First Runner Up Over-All Champion last March 20.

The Exhibit was highlighted by “Abubot” the Robot and “Drago” the Dragon Skeleton which endorse the campus’ unparalleled global competency in the field of Robotics and computer technology.

By Hazel Gatchalian On its 17 th Founding Year, ACLC Meycauayan once again proved that the AMAERS can compete in academic competitions as well as cocurricular activities, Sept. 3-4. Students from different sections and year levels joined every competition spearheaded by various clubs and organizations held at ACLC campus. Each club has its own way of showcasing talents for a contest, like holding an exhibit for the latest gadgets, engaging in speech competitions, ball games, educational computer games (Text twist/Book Worm, etc.) and the like. Other highlights of Solace are: Film Showing, Song Dedication, Message


June ‘09 - March ‘10

Solace 2009: Turning 17 has never been this fun!

AMAers attend “MAXIMUM EXPOSURE” by Lorelene Mariano The Computer Manufacturers, Distributors and Dealers Association of the Philippines(COMDDAP) launched the “Maximum Exposure” COMDDAP Expo Manila 2009 at SMX Convention Center, Dec.3-6. Presented by 42 exhibitors featuring products of AOC, ASTECH, ATP, Canon, and Intel, this event is definitely one of the biggest IT Selling Exhibit of the year visited by different schools such as ACLC College of Meycauayan. Aside from series of seminars, COMDDAP also held an up-to-date discussion on hottest tech trends in Adobe and Microsoft’s Windows 7 which will greatly help IT students in the field of technology according to Ma’am Dang Malubay - ACLC Academic Head who accompanied a number of students to witness the said event. COMDDAP Expo Manila 2009 was also attended by business men and other tech savvy.

Freshmen awardees of 3rd place Interpretative Dance and 2nd place in Madulaing pag-bigkas.


Booth Dedication, Videoke, Quiz Bee, among others.

The two-day affair held an awarding to end the ceremony.

Freshmen dominate this year’s PUSTURA title
By John Arnold Rubio/ Ian Harvey Bartolome Nicko Dela Cruz and Rubianne San Juan both freshmen students were crowned as this year’s Mr. and Ms.PUSTURA 2010 respectively at the Event Center SM City Marilao, Mar.10. Jose Emmanuel Pasag and Christine Andal bagged Mr. Pustura – 1st runner-up and Ms. Pustura – 1st runner-up while Angelo Natividad and Johnn Reilly Tabora received the 2nd runner-up titles.

The ACLC Tradition: Reliving the true Spirit of the Yuletide Season
by Joart Escabillas The annual fête of Christmas Party in ACLC will not be complete without the presence of children invited over by Ma’am Fhanny Morillo, Student Service Coordinator, to join students in merrymaking and gift-giving last Dec.19, 2009. Instead of having the usual celebration, 30 children from Barangay Malhacan ages 7-10 were requested to attend the party and had fun together with students.

The criteria for judging were based on Personality, Poise/Projection, Stage Presence Audience Impact. Other awards given were as follow:

Royal Couple. Nicko Dela Cruz & Rubianne San Juan
were hailed as Mr. & Ms. PUSTURA 2010

Mr. & Ms. Friendship Voter’s Choice Award Mr. & Ms. CD Jeans Best in Uniform Best in Sports Wear Best in Long Gown/Formal Wear Mr. & Ms. Photogenic Darling of the Crowd Best in Regional Costume

Flavmark Bernal & Ana May Ogana Cristian Paul Genovea & Janelle Elaydo Nicko Dela Cruz & Rubianne San Juan
Jose Emmanuel Pasag/Nicko Dela Cruz Christine Andal

ACLC launches its own website
by Lorelene Mariano If you’d like to know what’s the newest in IT technology, campus updates and the latest news in ACLC - keep posted! Don’t be left behind! Log on to www.aclcmeycauayan.com You will also get a glimpse of different clubs/ organizations, schedules of activities, forums and faculty updates.

Jose Emmanuel Pasag & Johnna Reilly Tabora Jose Emmanuel Pasag & Rubianne San Juan Angelo Natividad & Rochelle Daluzon Ryan Chua & Christine Andal Nicko Dela Cruz & Johnna Reilly Tabora

The masters of ceremonies were Mr. Daryl Bincal and Ms. Louie Corido-Borromeo.

‘warmest Freshmen receive ‘warmest welcome’ distribution of the ACLC pins – as from ACLC Famil amily fr om ACLC Family
By Joart Escabillas This year’s welcome and socialization revelry for the freshmen students of ACLC Meycauayan was held at Music Warehouse, Aug. 12. This Acquaintance Party does not only welcome new students of ACLC but also promote camaraderie and establish rapport among students – old and new; faculty members and staff and also the administration. The highlights of this event started with the search for Mr. & Ms. Acquaintance, followed by band jamming, dance numbers (performed by selected faculty members and students), and lastly was the old students together with some instructors form a big circle and pass the pins to the newlywelcomed freshmen students. As the song “Welcome to the Family” played, old students extended a firm handshake as they hand over the symbolic ACLC pins proving just how much being a part of the ACLC institution is so much like being a part of a one big happy family.
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SC goes humanitarian for Ondoy victims
By Ian Harvey Bartolome/Lorelene Mariano

2,000 books added
by John Arnold Rubio To have wider resource of reference books and to help students get their research and assignments done away from the use of the internet, a number of more than 2,000 books were added for the students to use. School librarian Ms. Jeanifer Ignacio enthused that the books added will be of great help not only for computer related topics but for other subjects as well.

The Student Council in partnership with Vita Plus launched a relief operation/ feeding program at Bayugo, Meycauayan, Oct. 19.

ACLC Instructors boost more Subject Integration
by Lorelene Mariano As part of the curriculum structure and to reduce the students’ activities but keep hold of an excellent quality of education, ACLC Instructors through the supervision of Ms. Dang Malubay (Academic Head) and Mrs. Josie Blanco (School Director), integrated major and minor subjects.

REAL PUBLIC SERVICE. Student Council heads the distribtion of food

Speech Festi estiv Speech Festival 2009: A show true-b ue-blue showcase of true-blue talents and confidence
By HazelGatchalian Through the efforts of English Instructors and as an adherence to two of ACLC’s theme – confidence and English proficiency, several Public Speaking culminating activities were performed this semester. Last Sept. 24, the much anticipated Speech Choir was held at the Enrichment THE GANG’S ALL HERE! Auditorium (Aliw Complex) for T22A rejoices after bagging the First Place Award SpeechCom1 and Public Speaking subjects , joined by all 2 while the 3rd place landed on section and 4 year-degree courses students M21A who are taking the subjects Meanwhile, a Speech Revalida (for aforementioned.. SpeechCom3 subject), was given to Section T21A bagged the students to have the chance to write Championship award this year. IT21A their own speeches and speak like a st grabbed the 1 -runner-up place

Mrs. Fhanny Morillo, SC Adviser and Clarissa De Guzman, the newly-elected SC President proposed this event after super typhoon Ondoy wrecked several barangays in Meycauayan. They chose Barangay Bayugo for being the most affected area in Meycauayan. The whole-day activity was planned together with Norvic Sinoro of Vita Plus, who gave a talk on livelihood and typhoon what-to-do’s which are all practical and easy to follow. Activities include feeding program, distribution of relief goods, games for children, and giving of some small tokens for families. pro in front of a huge audience after a rigid training. Lastly, a Mock Job Interview (Public Speaking subject) was conducted to PubSpeak students to train them on their first job and this culminating activity is shown on a big screen for the students to watch.

Management Students holds Cocktail fete
by John Arnold Rubio To boost confidence, promote socialization and teach properly how to handle a social gathering, subjects such as Marketing, Euthenics and Accounting were integrated for Management students to conduct a simple cocktail party where each students is required to invite over at least 3 graduating highschool students from different schools. This activity was spearheaded by M’ Grace, M’Karen and M’Mhai.

ACLC & TESDA cater PGMA Scholarship
By Hazel Gatchalian Pres. Macapagal Arroyo together with Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) commenced the PGMA Scholarship Program through the help of ACLC College Meycauayan, from July to September. Funded by PGMA and launched by TESDA, this project aims to help students who are financiallychallenged but are determined to study. The 2 month-short course training for 20 scholars includes fundamental knowledge in basic programming, algebra and business application, computer literacy and English proficiency.

Infonext welcomes contibutions - poems,
shorts stories, anecdotes and essays. You may submit your original work to Ma'am Louie or Infonext staff members.


June ‘09 - March ‘10


AFTER GRADUATION: What comes next?
GRADUATION DAY IS JUST A FEW WEEKS AWAY. And as that day gets nearer, I feel a peculiar mixture of anxiety and excitement. Anxious about the possibility of not surviving the outside competitive world; until I finish my task as the Editor-In-Chief of our school paper and pass all my exams, having a single night of decent sleep will continue to be elusive; just simply out of reach. At the same time, I feel very excited about finally getting the highly prized ACLC Diploma, which I believe to be a ticket to my bright future. After all, overcoming the much-feared defense for SYSDES and passing its written exam gives one some bragging rights for graduation. I have always been a believer in the saying that education is not confined within the four walls of a classroom. So I have cut a few classes in order to learn pragmatic principles by just simply talking to the school guard and engaging a casual talk from a not-so-good morning of the school maintenance. I am tasked as a campus journalist – and my meticulous adviser told me that the best news articles and stories can be found along the sidewalks and common people we usually ignore. I have joined campaigns to promote energy conservation (Earth Hour). If there is one thing that makes my college years fulfilling, the fact that I have somehow contributed to the nation, even though my contribution pales in comparison with those made by several martyrs on the streets shouting - mine is done in the simplest and the most silent manner –through writing. I am not sure where my feet will lead me after graduation. Pursuing a higher degree, though, seems to be no longer an option. Getting a job in the capitalist world, meanwhile, does not sound promising if one considers the dismal employment statistics being reported on radio, TV and the newspapers. I am still in a deep thought where will I find myself after receiving my precious diploma. Graduation is said to open a new chapter in one’s life. In this seemingly godforsaken country, where exploitation has become the norm, that new chapter might not be exciting. Finishing college might mean starting a new life of being unemployed and penniless. Despite the assurances of friends that I have a good career ahead of me, I cannot help but entertain the thought that I might remain unemployed many years after graduation. But to worry about my future seems unbecoming of a person who clearly sees that there is still hope and who knows that hope can materialize because of me fulfilling that hope to happen. Future graduates, like me, face a problem far bigger than the high probability of not landing a decent job. While everyone worries about the difficulty of finding one, we can all start by having the right attitude in persevering and the positive outlook in conquering the fear that may engulf us that there is nothing in store for us in a country as poor as ours. As we exit the academe, therefore, we either take the path of pessimism or trudge the road towards optimism and do something.

Of Reputation and Redemption

Just recently, I chanced upon some group of students frenzied upon a piece of paper attached to the glass wall of the admission office. Being one of the silent minority, I barely glanced at the content of the paper when I heard someone said – “Recognized naman pala tayo ng CHED.” And that made me raise my brows and finally look at the paper’s content. The issue wasn’t new to me. It’s a common knowledge to almost three-fourths of the ACLC population. And the series of hearsays and bad remarks lambasting not only the institution but the people running the school were as affected as a house infected by termites. Specific people were given enough defamatory words to last them a lifetime. But these people weren’t just ordinary people, so don’t ask why they’re still in the service after braving the tempest of a bad publicity. I once had the same experience.

Somebody abused his freedom of expression and exploited the use of social networking to spread biased pronouncements against me. I remember someone told me that a noisy container has nothing inside but a full receptacle makes no annoying sound at all. I am no saint and I have my temper. But I just don’t engage in a squabble just for the heck of proving I can defend myself in a fight. ACLC has taught me that no amount of lies can destroy one’s reputation – in the end, the truth will prevail and the genuinely brilliant people will stand out. To ACLC – you have finally found your road to redemption after what you have gone through, - and you taught me 1 golden lesson: Nobody can put a good man down.

Do you think the use of automated machine for the 2010 Election would be more efficient and accurate than the old process of manual casting of ballots?
“Hindi, Kasi hindi pa sya fully tested, late yung preparation ng mga teachers.” - Angel Falcis, student “Tingin ko mas effective, kasi computerized siya kaya mas mahihirapan silang dayain, and life-saving din sya in the sense na mababawasan yung life threats ng mga nagbabantay ng ballot boxes kasi computerized na nga.” - Marcus Aurelius De Lacy,student “Hindi ako sigurado, kasi machines yun eh, di gaya ng dati, kasi malay mo hindi na-shade ng maayos yung bilog, edi din a yon counted” - Cornelio Ybanes Booc Sr.,School Guard “Oo, kasi mas mabilis na yung process ngayon kesa sa dati,.. speechless ako eh. - Mark Liwanag, Noodle House staff bagsak sya. Siguro dalawa munang process yung botohan, isang manual and isang automated, kaso mas mapapatagal nga lang. - M’ Clementine Reyes, Instructor “No, kasi itra-transfer pa sa server yung mga data, sigurado bang dun mappupunta yung mga data na yun?” - Carlo Magno de Lacy, student “Hindi, kasi hindi pa siya fully tested dito sa Pilipinas and to think na hindi nasusunod yung schedule plan ng Comelec about dun sa teachers and printing of ballots na sobrang na delay, tapos yung mga name ng nuisance candidates na print pa, eh hindi na pwedeng i-reprint yon.” - S’ John Martin Orbigo, Instructor

“Oo naman, kasi konti nalang yung dayaan, siguro mga flying voters nalang, kesa noon na minamani-obra ng mga pulitiko yung ballot boxes.” - Jon Jon Lee, tricycle driver “Oo, kasi mas mapapabilis ang pagbilang ng mga boto kesa sa dati na manual yung bilangan, ang hirap kaya mag stick graph.” - Jerry Concepcion, Computer Age staff “Parang ngayon…kasi mas nakikita yung karapatang bumoto ng mga Pilipino kasi diba dati marami yung ngrereklamo.” - Myla Aldo, vendor “Hinde, kasi malaki yung possibility na mahack yung system.. so sa effectiveness

“Syempre kasi automated, pero in actuality hindi pa sya applicable. It is not well-served to the public which common people should be in fullknowledge of the process first, about this automated election.” - M’ Criselda Malubay, Academic Head

The Official Newsletter of ACLC College of Meycauayan
Editor-In-Chief : Associate Editor : News Editor : Literary Editor : Layout Artist : Sports Editor : Website Editor : Researchers : Contributors : Ian Harvey Bartolome Von Ryan De Lacy John Arnold Rubio/Joart Escabillas Joart Escabillas Von Ryan De Lacy Lorelene Mariano Ian Harvey Bartolome Hazel Gatchalian /Layani Pardo/ Raymond Abrot /Arjay Aquino Dang Malubay/ RJ Clemente/ Mindy Eusebio/Michael Legaspi Louie Corido-Borromeo Mrs. Josefina Blanco/ Ms. Criselda Malubay

Editor’s Note:
And so the ‘pen fever’ continues.. In this issue we dare to be bolder.. Once and for all, we dare to speak our minds.. We will reveal not only facts but give you the truth.

Adviser : Consultants :


By Ian Harvey Bartolome
Ang ampalaya ay ubod ng pait Kahit lagyan mo ng asukal Masagwang lasa’y magpipilit; Hindi ko masisiyahan asukalan Man ng makailang ulit; Gaya niya na makailang Ulit ng sumubok sa pagibig Na tatsulok Sinikap pumailanlang ngunit Laging bumubulusok; Kaya ngayon, pagtingin niya Sa pag ibig ay gaya ng ampalaya Sa una akala mo’y pagkasarap– sarap ng lasa Pagsubo mo maya– maya iluluwa mo rin pala.

Fair Lady
By Ian Harvey Bartolome

June ‘09 - March ‘10

Does it Matter?
Adapted by Joart Escabillas My parents asked me if I am a gay I said “Does it matter?” They said “No, not really.” I told them, “Yes.” They said, “Get out of our lives” I guess it mattered My boss asked me if I am gay. I said “Does it matter?” He said, “No, not really.” I told him, “Yes.” He said, “You’re fired, faggot.” I guess it mattered. My friend asked me if I am gay I said “Does it matter?” He said, “No, not really.” I told him, “Yes.” He said, “Don’t call me your friend.” I guess it mattered My partner asked, “Do you love me?” I said “Does it matter?” He said, “Yes.” I told him, “I love you.” He said, “Let me hold you in my arms.” For the first time in my life something matters. My god asked, “Do you love yourself?” I said, “Does it matter?” He said, “Yes.” I asked “How can I love myself? I am gay.” He said,”That’s the way I made you.” Nothing again will ever matter.

On the verge of the river How I long for this fair lady The memory of her gives me another sleepless night I wonder if she already met Mr. Right? Every time the moonlight dim Longing for this fair lady can’t be seem Her pretty face fills me up with joy Thus being with her is enjoy Now time has come, I let go of this This feeling I kept as I reminisce Being with you is not just a wish But a chance that I will never miss But if my destiny doesn’t permit me If the time is not yet right For you to love me I will be here, still waiting Maybe someday, we’ll be together as one As I wish we could be

By Dang Malubay

Kaibigan, subukan mo naman Isigaw iyong nararamdaman Masakit man o masaya Matuto kang magpahalaga. Sabi nga mas magaan dalhin Kung ito’y iyong dadamhin Hanggat may taong makikinig sa atin. Panahong ito’y huwag natin palampasin. Kaibigan ko sumama ka dito Sa mundo ng mga totoong tao Lisanin mo ang iyong pangarap na makabalik sa palasyo Na ang akala mo’y magagawa ka muling prestihiyoso. Nabigyan ka na ng posisyon At minsan nang naluklok Ang one-time show mo ay tapos na Wag ka na muli pang sumubok.

First Love

By Mindy Eusebio

Bonniest I’ve seen Enticingly sweet Conspicuously beautiful Breathtakingly wonderful The feeling is high Almost magical Questions flooding my mind Waiting for answers to come Strip down my senses Never been so defenseless The world ceases spinning Nothing’s heard, nothing’s seen No ending just beginning No stopping just moving No wrong just right No darkness just light Abandon innocence, welcome life Life is love, love is life Two are entwined, two become one But if love is denied Falling stars will come again tonight.

orst Paradise Worst Paradise
By Joart Escabillas

I fell for you, but you didn’t catch me, I bleed for you, but still you can’t see, That I love you, and still craving for thee, So I’ll just pray that you and me, are meant to be. It’s hard to love, to a love a person, That doesn’t know, he’s the reason, The reason I need, to stand this sorrow, The reason I breathe, until tomorrow.

Honestly, I missed your laughter, And those days we were together, You might say that I’ am bitter, Now that you are with her. You kissed his lips, in my surprise, I see contentment in your eyes, Only then I completely realize, That love is my worst paradise.

Lessons from a Child
By Michael Legaspi

As one grows old, one tends to forget the little details about his/her childhood . As a result, one overlooks many lessons that childhood has imparted upon us. We seldom laugh about small matters anymore. We are so immersed with our never-ending quest for the fountain of youth that we forget the fact that in order to make its power work on us, we have to laugh like a child while singing under the rain or feeling the rays of the sunshine. Children are most honest with their feelings, yet adults, seasoned as they seem and have felt every emotion known to man, hide what’s on their mind. Adults seldom sit and talk anymore, while children, often say “bati na tayo”, with just five minutes interval from a fight. Children are always happy because their wants and needs are simple. True enough, if only adults apply the simplicity of these concepts , then we could have more contentment and real joy as we live each day of our lives.


June ‘09 - March ‘10


By Sabriya Corido

Excuse me, you can share with me if you want... A tall guy my age said as he offered to me his umbrella one rainy afternoon. I was a bit surprised, but I accepted it anyway. Along wtih other several students standing in a shed at the UN Avenue, I was lucky to receive such an offer to a total stranger. In a world where people just come and go, run to and fro your life, rarely would there be a kind soul who would freely display simple acts of love to people they barely know. My already soaked uniform was thankful together with my mind so worried of the cold I would surely catch. I wonder: Could he be an angel in human disguise? So we started talking to walk along the Taft Avenue, too shy to even ask each others name, so I just fumble inside my pocket to play with few coins - or is it to shun away my thoughts from the idea that I’m this close to somebody I don’t really know. The day after, it was still raining, I forgot to bring the umbrella Mom told me to bring. So I have to wait again in this shed till the heavy downpour stops. Surprisingly, I met again the guy who offered his umbrella yesterday. And this time, I was able to get his name: Gabriel. He’s studying at the school just opposite to ours, and that day, he smiled and gestured to me a “share-with-me-my-umbrella” offer. I didn’t hesitate; again I accepted his offer. He was a blessing in disguise. A savior, or in a much appropriate term, he was a knight in shining...umbrella, uh, I mean, armor. Gabriel or Gabby came at the time when I least expected. His help may seem a little ordinary but it saved my day. I’ve known him only for three days, but it was like there’s a sense of familliarity simply hard to ignore, it was like I’ve known him for a long time. On the fourth day with an expectant heart, I looked for him at the shed. But he wasn’t there. The day that followed, I accidentally met one of his schoolmates who happen to know him. I asked about Gabby, I was appalled by his answer: “Oh, Gabby? Gabby Lorenzo? The very generous and kindhearted Gabby... he died last Monday”...

The day we first met...

.For jamie .
By Ian Harvey Bartolome
It’s almost 2pm and I was wondering how she would look like in her wedding dress. Thinking about that, I felt a sudden pang of sadness somewhat akin to a death of a loved one, but it’s even worse this time – I feel a part of me is just about to die. I should give her a call...I told myself, but some nagging thought is preventing me from doing so. But I need to hear her voice if only for the last time... I met Jamie back in a time when I was still nursing a wounded heart from a relationship I thought was made in heaven. Jamie had only few friends then because others see her as snub, but I see her as cautious; others perceive her as stiff, but I see her as strong-willed. Winning her friendship did not come easy but when I finally had it, my tough Jamie became my instant defender, my saviour from bullies around. I was born with a weak heart. I can only take very little pain and pressure or I’ll die young according to my doctors. When I had my first heartbreak, my family thought I’d never survive –then came Jamie, it was like a new life sprung out from an already dead me. Jamie taught me patiently how to embrace the inner strength I have and the courage found in admitting I am weak but this doesn’t make me less of a human. The church was almost crowded when I finally arrived. After finding myself longing more for my Jamie than just hearing her voice over the phone, I decided to see her in her wedding gown. A couple of minutes passed then I saw the bridal car. The moment she slowly got out of the car, there was silence is in the air. Everybody was excited looking at the beautiful bride. It was like a dream coming to life...I saw before my eyes the very scene I have ever wanted – the only person I have wanted to walk with me on this same aisle, on this same journey towards simple togetherness and love on a daily basis. I drifted back to reality from my own dreamland when I felt a light tap on my shoulder. It was Zach-- my male buddy. “Hey ol’ pal how come you’re here?” “I only came here to see her for the last time.” “Didn’t you tell her?” “Tell her what?” “You coward...” Coward. That word. It still echoes to my ears as I was the last person to step out of the church. Yes, I may have the strength to let go of my painful past and may have given myself a chance to celebrate life as God’s gift. I may have the strength to accept the things I can’t change and believe in love again - and it’s because of that one person – my brave, tough but loving Jamie. But the irony of it all, I don’t have the strength to tell her that I love her so.


Have you ever been infuriated by one of those squiggly looking words that your computer ask you to identify before it lets you send an email? This is CAPTCHA – a word designed to be easily recognizable for a human, but impossible for a computer. It prevents hackers from using software

June ‘09 - March ‘10

programs to set up hundreds of accounts automatically. CAPTCHA is an acronym for “Completely Automated Public Turing Test to tell computers and humans apart”. Alan Turing helped to crack the German enigma machine during the Second World War.

Source: Reader’s Digest (February 2010)

Earn this summer!
Yes, there are many video experts already making a living on the Internet. But, with video the hottest thing on the web, an enterprising student can find a lot of small business owners willing to hire them over the expensive video production companies to find a low cost way to add video to their site, You Tube or their blog. Even better, offer a package that can do all three. A student’s current mobile device could create good enough quality videos for most purposes.z

Source : www.webaccountingonline.com

Summer is right around the corner and that means time on the hands of students with a summer break. \You can hold a weekly yard sale. If you have a lot of stuff that you have been dying to get rid of, hold a yard sale every week or every other week during the summer. You will make some money and clear out some storage space and pay good wages to their help. Check out boardwalks, theme parks and resorts to see what positions they have available. In a tight economy with lots of older folks competing for traditional summer jobs, this might be the perfect opportunity to try something a little different. In the past manual labor or food service were the main options, today, a student only needs to look inside his or her own experiences to find ways to make money on the Internet that older adults can’t invade.

Social Networking and List Building
Many students have practically grown up with MySpace, Facebook and Twitter, and know all the cool ways people can use those resources. Time to expand that experience to the business world and help all those small business people who know they “should” be involved, but don’t know how to get started or have time to learn what to do. Offer a social media set up and training package where you do the setup and then offer training and support. You could even tie into the package newsletter and list building service and email promotions into the mix.

Affiliate or Referral Marketing

Promoting products or services for others is an ideal way for a student to earn extra income over the summer and even beyond. There are the traditional affiliate products, offered through Clickbank.com, CommissionJunction.com and other affiliate marketing portals. With these, you typically earn a large percentage of any sale that is made through your affiliate link. Many people make a great living at this type of marketing, but beware that the competition is fierce and there is a lot to get started. Another option that has less competition is to offer to send referrals to qualified service providers. This may take a little more time up front to find vendors you trust that are willing to work with you, but after that your job is simply to refer people to the vendors for the services or products they need, and when they buy, you earn. Sure, times are rough and it will be hard for students to find traditional jobs this summer. But opportunity abounds for those that are willing to think and work outside the box. The added bonus is that the experience will build what can possibly become a lifetime of entrepreneurship that you just can’t get working at the local fast food place.

Good humor is the best treatment for depression
WHO IS TO SAY ONE HAS A better health profile than another? Is there a formula that can guarantee perfect skin? Here is a collection of trivia that can help you live and look better. Good humor is one of the most effective treatments against depression. So, read on and laugh. 1. Thou shall not be perfect. 2. Thou shall not try to be all things to all people. 3. Thou shall not leave things undone that ought to be done. 4. Thou shall not leave things undone that ought to be done. 5. Thou shall not spread thyself too thin. 6. Thou shall schedule time for thyself and supportive network. 7. Thou shall switch off and do nothing regularly. 8. Thou shall be boring, untidy and unattractive at times. 9. Thou shall not even feel guilty 10. Especially, thou shall not be thine own worst enemy but be thy best friend. If you laugh, then it’s a guarantee that your immuno globulin A level is up. You’ve just given your immune system a boost.

June ‘09 - March ‘10


Healing energy
We live in a planet resplendently filled with flora and fauna. All the roots of trees are anchored deep in the center of the earth where the life force is strongest. Thus, all plant life is alive and imbued with living energy. But did you know plants have emotions? Cleve Backster, an American polygraph expert, proved through his experiments that plants have feelings that they can connect with each other and other living beings. Through a polygraph test connected to the plants, stress levels were observed when a person killed a plant in the same room where other plants were monitored. Because plants have the capacity to give and receive energy, they can be used to help cleanse a room and increase its good energy. If you have never recognized the healing abilities of plants, it’s time to do so. You may do the following: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Hug a tree. Talk to your plants. Walk into a forest. Visit a green park. Plant a tree.

“If you laugh, then it’s a guarantee that your immuno globulin A level is up. You’ve just given your immune system a boost.”

Skin savers
Nothing beats the power of Vitamin C-rich foods to heal skin. Stock up on fruits like orange, lemon, calamansi and guava. The higher the C content, the greater the healing benefits to your body. Concentrate on rough spots like elbows, feet, and knees. Follow with a cool shower.
Affirm today: “The healer is inside me.” Love and Light Reference:” From the Profound for the profane” By Jaime Licauco Lifestyle Wellness “Inside and Out” by Cory Quirino.

Multitaskers prove to be easily distracted
The next time someone brags about what a great multitasker they are, you may want to let them know they are actually paying big mental price. People who regularly consume multiple forms of media simultaneously – listening to an iPod, sending instant message, checking e-mails and watching an online video – consistently perform worse than those who prefer to complete one task at a time, according to us researchers. A team from Stanford University put 100 students through a series of three test. They found that the heavy media multitaskers were not able to pay attention, control their memory, or switch from one job to another as successfully as the low multitasking group.
Source: Reader’s Digest (February 2010)

“Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.”

- Donald Trump

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June ‘09 - March ‘10

Maulberry Violet’s supremacy over other teams highlights Intramurals ‘10
By Joart Escabillas event as they clashed head to head for each team’s victory.

They rule!
“True spirit of teamwork”, this is what the advisers of Maulberry Violet reasoned out when asked what made them dominate almost all the group games and individual sports during the 3-day Intramurals at Constatino Covered Court in Marilao, Feb.3-4. A motorcade of colors rallied from ACLC campus ground and parade along Meycauayan highway towards Constantino Covered Court marked the start of the program . Students, faculty and administration personnel participated in this remarkable Collectively, AMAer’s were divided to Red Warriors, Yellow Tigers, Blazing Green, Blue Wolves and the Maulberry Violet. The event opened with the search for Mr. & Ms. Intramurals followed by Cheer Dance competition. The second day ceded to Basketball, Volleyball, Extra Challenge, Darts, Chess and Games of the General. The last day of the Intramurals announced that this year’s over-all champ is the Maulberry Violet Team.

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS. Maulberry Violet poses for their winning picture.

The Pride of our Alma Mater – Voices of Success
Source: Back Issue of Infonext newsletter

“YES, IT’S A MAN’S WORLD... AND WOMAN’S TOO” –A peek to a Woman’s Power ”
Gone are the days that women just occupy the kitchens and the laundry rooms; gone are the days that they only perform the task of a doting mother and a faithful wife –after trying relentlessly to mark their presence outside the box of male domination –their presence are now felt and even celebrated. The Daly City-based fighter continued her rise as as one of the preeminent female boxers today with a unanimous decision victory over Donna “Nature Girl” Biggers to cop the inaugural WBO 122-lb tiara in San Jose, California. She now aims for more than just world titles, though. She ultimately wants to help

For 17 years now, ACLC has never stopped producing competent professionals to cater the needs of both local and global market. Adhering to its mission and vision of giving holistic and better quality of education, let’s read from some of the Institution’s finest.
Jose Mamerto F. Capin, CSDP Batch 2007 Encoder NAIA International Airport (POEA) Manila “...Aside from the school’s excellence in academics, the teachers and the staff are very caring and helpful, and they really give value to your future” Randy Dela Cruz, CSDP Batch 2006 Office Personnel Master Batch Philippines Quezon City “...We fulfil the needs of the IT industry that’s what ACLC Meycauayan means! You’re number one in IT education!” Alvin Ryell Prada, CSDP Batch 2009 Technical Support Representative Level 2 Advanced Contact Solutions Inc. G/F Asian Plaza Bldg., Makati City “...I’ve got a great foundation in IT with ACLC!” Joyce Valencia, BIM Batch 2005 Computer Instructor Cardinal School Inc. Meycauayan Bulacan “...My deep appreciation for all of the efforts and patience that ACLC Meycauayan has given me, thank you so much!” Joemar Justiniani, CSDP Batch 2007 Computer Instructor St. Dominic Institute Quezon City “...ACLC Meycauayan is the only school where I felt at home with great faculty and staff! God bless you all!” Jovet N. Nuñez, BIM Batch 2009 CSR COMWORKS 9/F 505 Verde Oro Bldg., Quezon City “...There are many IT schools nowadays but ACLC Meycauayan stands out with exceptionally good quality of education and staff that are warm and friendly!” Jaymar Panlilio, CSDP Batch 2007 Web Developer Web Solution Mktg. Development Quezon City “...I enjoyed staying at AMA! It’s one of the Best IT schools in the country!” Michael Paul Cruz, CSDP Batch 2007 Asst. M.I.S. Director Sinichi Software Dest. Quezon City “...Truly ACLC Meycauayan is a world class IT school I’m just so proud to be one of its product” Alfie G. Dela Cruz CSNT Batch 2009 CSR Pacific Hub Corp. Ortigas, Pasig “...What else can I say? Without ACLC Meycuayan, I wouldn’t be here now. Thank you po sa lahat ng natutunan ko sa inyo!” Marlon Andaya, CSNT Batch 2006 Layout Artist Kodak SM City Marilao “...In this modern age ACLC Meycauayan is the school that you can trust and depend on.” Dalisay Lamaangue, BIM Batch 2005 Accounting Clerk St. Martin of Tours Cooperative Bocaue, Bulacan “...I would like to thank ACLC Meycauayan for bringing us to where we are now!” Asynnet Acebes, CSDP Batch 2009 Accounting Staff First Sun Global Philippines Inc. Karuhatan, Valenzuela City “...Thank you very much ACLC Meycauayan for everything! Continue to be the best IT School!”

WOMAN ON TOP: With power and agility, Julaton gave her super
punches and made her way to victory.

Joanille Blanco, CSNT Batch 2002 Katrina Nativadad, BIM Batch 2007 Technical Support / Convergys People Legal Support Specialist Strategic Global Support Solutions Contact Center Teleperformance Philippines Pasig City Shaw Blvd. Ortigas, Mandaluyong City “...ACLC Meycauayan is the best IT school! I “... You are number 1 in IT. Thanks to ACLC thank all the teachers that have brought out the Meycauayan for being such a good education best potentials that we have.” provider” Karloffe Bantigue, BIM Batch 2007 Technical Support Convergys Makati City “...I unfailingly mean to thank ACLC Meycauayan who guided me through those years. May God bless you always!”

Like in the case of the 29-year-old Ana “The Hurricane”Julaton who is now considered in the esteemed company of WBO welterweight boss Pacquiao, WBA interium super-flyweight king Nonito Donaire, Jr., IBF light-flyweight holder Brian Villoria, WBO minimumweight supremo Donnie Nietes, and WBC lightflyweight titlist Rodel Mayol. Fresh from another triumph in the ring, Fil-Am Julaton is looking to win another belt to add up to her IBA and WBO super-bantamweight crowns and at the same time win over more fans for female boxing.

boost the popularity of women’s boxing among regular fight fans, especially in the US. “There is a big movement and momentum with the women’s fight game. I feel we are close to bringing it to the mainstream here in America,” said Julaton, who drew 3,943 fans during her win over Biggers at the HP Pavilion in San Jose. Gone are the days that women just occupy the kitchens and the laundry rooms; they are now also found inside the boxing rings making a name…proving something men thought they can’t.

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