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VYP Launches 25 Math Short Cuts Book

In celebration of MSC’s 25th foundation day, Virgilio “Ike”Prudente , President of VYP MSC Institute of Technology, is launching his book, 25 Math Short Cuts.

25 Math Short Cuts is a compilation of the short cuts published in our 25 MSC newsletter. Those shortcuts will show that most calculations can be done mentally.

The foreword was written by former Economic Planning Secretary and Director-General Cielito Habito, PhD.

The book has received testimonials from several academic and public personalities, including:

  • Michael Tan, PhD, Chancellor of the University of the Philippines, Diliman
  • Malou Orijola, Assistant Secretary of Department of Science and Technology and Governor, National Book Development Board
  • Rey Vea, President, Mapua Institute of Technology
  • Gen. Hermogenes Esperon, former Chief of Staf, Armed Forces of the Philippines
  • Admiral Ferdinand Golez, Former Flag Officer In Command, Philippine Navy
  • Kenneth Williams, Author of more than 20 Books in Vedic Math
  • Bobby Castro, Chief Operating Officer, Palawan Pawnshop
  • Isaac Pitcairn Yap, former Dean, College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, Palawan State University
  • Rex Aurelius Robielos, Dean of the School of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Mapua Institute of Technology
  • Emmanuel Nadela, former Chairman, Mechanical Engineering Department, Cebu Institute of Technology
  • Romeo Fule, Math Supervisor, Department of  Education, San Pablo City
  • Albert Saul, Principal, San Pablo Science High School

Many children nowadays avoid Math. Some even hate Math. With this book, Sir Ike hopes to turn those Math Haters into Math Lovers.

You can purchase the book for you or your children, and it is a perfect gift this Christmas.

Contact Virgilio Prudente or the MATH-Inic/MSC office for your orders.


25 MSC book cover

25 MSC book cover

MATH-Inic conducts FREE Mental Math Training for Teachers

MATH-Inic Philippines started the series of Mental Math Training seminars for teachers on November 16, 2014.

A total of 23 teachers, mostly from the San Francisco District attended the training at the green school campus of VYP-MSC Institute of Technology at Sitio IX, San Gabriel, San Pablo City.

MATH-Inic President, Virgilio “Sir Ike” Prudente personally conducted the training on mental math techniques and methods to make teaching math easier and fun.

Here are some comments from the trainees:

“Thank you so much. We learned a lot from you. The knowledge you shared with us is of big help if we can share this one also to our students.”

“Thank you very much Mr. Prudente for sharing us some of the techniques in solving math equations. This will be of great help not only for us teachers but especially for our learners.

May God continue to bless you so that you can continue blessing others too.”

“Thank you po sa lahat ng techniques, malaking tulong poi to hindi lang sa akin higit sa lahat para sa aming mga bata.”

“Thank you po sa lahat ng nai-share n’yo. Natutuwa po ako sa mga techniques na kahit po ako ay malaki ang natutunan.

The next training session is scheduled on November 23, 2014 and starts at 8:00 am and ends at 12:00 noon.  This is free and certificates of attendance are given to all participants.

To register, visit or contact us at:

VYP – MSC Institute of Technology
Sitio IX, San Gabriel, San Pablo City
Telephone number: 562-6006
Cellphone numbers:
0917 853 5069
0922 854 3244
0939 939 9702

Free Financial Planning Seminar

Financial Planning Seminar at MSC

The FREE Financial Planning Seminar goes to San Pablo!  The seminar is open to the public and will be held at the MSC Green Campus in San Gabriel, hence it is especially convenient for MSC teachers, staff, alumni and friends.

What:  This two part event will have a “Practical Tips on Money Management” seminar/presentation then the attendees break up into smaller groups for financial coaching to create personal financial blueprints.

When: Sept 17, 2014, 4pm, Sept 24, 2014, 4pm

Where: MSC Institute of Technology Green Campus

To register for the event, you can simply text

SPSEMINAR <full name> <occupation> <optional email address>
to the following numbers
Sun: 0922 854 3244
Smart: 0939 939 9702
Globe: 0917 853 5069

Or you can send an email to with SPSEMINAR in the subject line. Include in the email body your
— Name
— Occupation
— Cellphone Number

For inquiries simply call or email
Landline: 049 562 6006
Sun: 0922 854 3244
Smart: 0939 939 9702
Globe: 0917 853 5069

Silid Booklatan - San Pablo City

Silid Booklatan: Buksan ang Isip, Buksan ang Mundo

Booklat Isip, Inc. (BII) is a non-profit organization that promotes a lifestyle of reading in order to build a nation of readers. They work with community partners to provide venues, reading materials, reading-related activities, support, and encouragement to members of communities in underprivileged areas. It is their goal to build community reading rooms – a Silid Booklatan – in every barangay in the Philippines.

MSC Institute of Technology, Inc. and Kiwanis Club of Buklod-San Pablo are community partners for Silid Booklatan-San Pablo City.

MSC high school and technical-vocational students regularly devote time to keep the Silid Booklatan premises clean and its wide array of reading materials organized while the Kiwanis Club of Buklod-San Pablo conducts education programs focusing on children 12 years and below. From December 2012 up to the present, the Kiwanians have been holding Read-Around-The-World projects and Big-School Readiness, and Math Remediation programs in Silid Booklatan-San Pablo City with neighborhood children as participants.

Silid Booklatan San Pablo is located inside the MSC Green Campus in Barangay San Gabriel, San Pablo City, Laguna. Architects from the UAP Diliman chapter designed its beautiful open-air-structure that blends in with the environment, and maximizes the natural light and ventilation. Definitely a place that will make you want to sit down and read! The main target reading audience is the elementary school children from public schools near MSC. Then secondary reading markets are the senior citizens looking for a place to hang out, and the moms with their 6-and-below kids.

“Silid Booklatan” is a play on the words “silid-aklatan” (room of books, or library in Filipino), and “buklat,” which means to open or turn pages of a book. With Silid Booklatan, Booklat Isip, Inc. hopes to open up a world of opportunities for people who otherwise may not have them. Their hopes are embodied in the tagline “Buksan ang isip, buksan ang mundo“—literally, open your mind, open the world.

Why Read?

Studies have clearly shown that better reading skills lead to better job opportunities and greater chances of success. Literacy is also linked to higher self-esteem. In surveys cited by the National Institute of Child Health and Development in the United States, about half of teens engaged in substance abuse and half of those with criminal records have poor reading skills. Reading encourages a curious mind, and helps build brain ‘muscle,’ develops creativity, and makes it easier to learn all throughout life. Reading gives an individual power and freedom.
It has been said that there is no progress for a nation that does not read, and the Philippines, despite its claim of one of the highest literacy rates in Asia, is tagged as a nation of non-readers. Several factors contribute to this, but two major ones are lack of access to appropriate reading materials, and lack of motivation to read, beyond any required reading.

These two reasons are what Booklat Isip aims to address.

Silid Booklatan in San Gabriel, San Pablo City

The first Silid Booklatan was opened in Barangay Fort Bonifacio on November 24, 2012 while the second one opened its (revolving) doors to the communities of San Gabriel, San Miguel, and San Bartolome in San Pablo City, Laguna on December 5, 2012. Silid Booklatan – San Pablo City started with only two donated bookshelves and kiddie tables and chairs, a loaned coffee table and chairs, and a couple of mats. After one and a half years, generous donors have donated thousands of books, hundreds of magazines, and a couple of shelves, tables and chairs.

The wide collection of storybooks, fiction and non-fiction books are mostly sent in from the United States. Books are collected from several public libraries and donors by Mrs. Mary Sabbatino of Mercy League, Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Center in New York and then shipped to the Philippines by Mr. Sergio Javier and Mr. Geng Prudente. To date, around 10 balikbayan boxes full of books were already received by Silid Booklatan-San Pablo City through the efforts of Mrs. Sabbatino, Mr. Javier, and Mr. Prudente.

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