Monthly Archives: October 2014

Alumni update: EDGAR V. CAUYAN – 3-year CTC class 1995

Edgar V. Cauyan was one of the pioneer staff of the software development division of MSC.  To further enrich his knowledge he enrolled in short-term courses while he was an employee at MSC.  In 1992, he registered in the two-year computer technology course, finished it in 1994, then continued the third year which he finished in 1995.

As an MSC student, he was president of the Computer Operators and Programmers Society.  On his graduation, he was awarded Best in Computer Programming and given the loyalty medal.


Competent, highly-motivated and purpose-driven, Edgar “Egay” Velasco Cauyan gained knowledge and experience through several years of continuous academic study and work. His perseverance and enthusiasm molded his potentials into proficiency and expertise in the field of information technology. He graduated from the Computer Technology Course of VYP-MSC Computer Training Center in 1995 and underwent several trainings and programs. In July 2010, he acquired his Master of Science in International Community Economic Development degree in Southern New Hampshire University, USA.

Having taken several programs and seminars including Program Logic Formulation, Visual Basic V6.0 at Informatics in March 2002, Computer Literacy Program (CLP) and Cobol Programming Proficiency (CPP) at Systems Technology Institute in 1989, he began his career and confidently entered the computer programming industry as he was hired as a senior programmer in MSC Software Division from December 1989 to October 1993. From November 1993 to September 1998, he was appointed as Operations Manager in MSC Data Exchange Co. and became the Technical Consultant of the same company from October 1998 to March 1999. While he performed excellently in his work, his aspirations to share his knowledge led him to also grab the opportunity of being a computer instructor in MSC Computer Training Center from June 1994 to March 1999. During those years, he also managed to provide services as a computer programmer in well-known companies like Candelaria Super Shell Station from May to December 1990 and Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) San Pablo Branch from February 1995 to February 1996.

In April 1999, he joined the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) as MIS Manager.  After a year, he was given a greater role as Information Technology Director in July 2000. After three remarkable years in service, he was entrusted with the same position in CARD Bank, Inc.

He was promoted as the AVP for Information Technology of CARD Bank, Inc. after seven years. In July 2009, he was appointed Vice President for Information Technology of CARD Bank, Inc., responsible for the overall design, development, maintenance and improvement of the data processing systems of the bank.

His pioneering work helped establish CARD MRI Information Technology (CMIT), Inc. overseeing the entire IT operations of the CARD MRI group.  Today, Edgar Cauyan serves as the CMIT President.

Edgar never stopped acquiring knowledge and continually took various in-house and international training, workshops and programs from various institutions.  He took Virus Prevention and Protection at MSC Computer Training Center in August 1994,  PC Troubleshooting and Repair at MSC Service Center in October 1994, Smart Cellphone Sales Training at Smart Telecenter, San Pablo Branch in December 1996, Compaq Sales and Maintenance Training, Microsoft OEM System Builder Program, PC Technical Training, Relational Analysis and Design sponsored by Professional Systems Synergy, Inc., MS SQL Server 7.0 and MS SQL Server 2000 organized by Ng Khai Development Corporation, Grameen Management Workshop on Reporting organized by Grameen Trust, Exposure Training on Data Security organized by Germans Savings Foundation, Sparkasse Essen, Learning Faciltation Course organized by CARD MRI Development Institute and Freedom from Hunger, and CARD-Grameen Foundation Microfinance Workshop sponsored by CARD MRI Development Institute and Grameen Foundation USA in 2006.


First to offer Digital Photo Printing Services in San Pablo – MSC Imaging Solutions

With the advent of digital cameras, phonecams, webcams, and even pencams, it is very common to see photo printing shops everywhere.  But did you know that MSC was the first to offer this service to San Pableños?

The MSC Imaging Solutions was set up in 2003, just when digital photography was starting to get popular.  Back then, most pictures taken using digital cameras were viewed onscreen and rarely printed simply because there were no shops that could print them or having them printed was way too expensive.

MSC Imaging Solutions provided printing services at reasonable prices.   It even provided this service to events, much like the photo booths which are not uncommon these days.

MSC 10 – Multiplying by 5, 50, 5%, etc

Five is 10 divided by 2. To multiply by 5, we can

  1. multiply first by 10 then divide the product by 2 or
  2. divide the multiplicand by 2 first and then add a zero at the end of the quotient.

This shortcut requires only the skill of dividing by 2.

Except when half of the multiplicand is readily computed, we recommend that the first procedure be followed because adjusting the decimal point first gives the magnitude of the product, i. e.,  hundreds or thousands.

As discussed in Short cut # 6, dividing by means getting half of the number

Half of 10 is 5.

Half of 20 is 10.

Half of 50 is 25.

Half of 64 is half of 60 plus half of 4 or 34.

Half of 72 is half of 60 plus half of 12 or 36.

Half of 96 is half of 80 plus half of 16 or 48.

Half of 7 ishalf of 6 plus half of 1 or 3.5

Example 10.1: 36 x 5 =

Half of 36ishalf of20 plus half of16 which is 18. This becomes 180 when a zero is affixed at the end.

Example 10.2: 245 x 5 =

When a zero is affixed at the end, the number becomes 2,450.  We can recite the answer as we mentally compute

a)      half of 2 thousand is “1 thousand”,
b)      half of 4 hundred is  “2 hundred”
c)       And half of 50 is “25”.

Example 10.3: 455 x 5 =

455 became 4,550 after multiplying by ten. We can think of it as 4000 + 400 + 150

a)      Half of 4000 is “Two Thousand”
b)      Half of 400 is “two Hundred”
c)      Half of 150 is “seventy-five

Example 10.4: 3,758 x 5 =

Here all digits are odd except the last digit.

After adding a zero at the end, the number becomes 37 thousand, 5 hundred and 80. We can think of it as 36,000 + 1,400 + 180 as in the previous example to get a quick 18,000 + 700 + 90 answer. Here we will try to divide  it by 2 using the one-line method used in MSC 6.

31715180 ÷ 2 = 18, 790

a)       3 divided 2 is 1 with a remainder of 1 which will become the first digit of the next dividend.

b)      7 becomes 17 which when divided by 2 will give 8 with a remainder of 1. We can now start to say our answer aloud as “ eighteen thousand,”

c)       5 now becomes 15 and when divided by 2 gives 7, remainder 1, so we continue as “seven hundred and”

d)      The last two digits of the dividend then becomes180  which when divided by 2 is “ninety”.

Example10.5: 462 x 50 =

Fifty is half of 100 so we

a)      Add two zeroes at the end of 462 so it will become 46,200.

b)      Half of that is Twenty three thousand one hundred.

Example 10.6: 5% 0f 864=

5% is half of 10% so we

a)      move the decimal point one place to the right so that it will become 86.4

b)      divide it by 2 to get 43.2


Exercise 10: compute for the following products:

  1. )   864 x 5 =
  2. )   748 x 5 =
  3. )   356 x 5 =
  4. )   475 x 5 =
  5. )   2,357 x 5 =
  6. )   685 x 50 =
  7. )   873 x 50 =
  8. )   347 x 500 =
  9. )   5% of 739 =
  10. )   5% of 95.5 =