MSC Origins part X: MSC HS Opens at MSC Annex

In 1995, MSC was occupying the 4th floor floor of the La Suerte building along Rizal Avenue, MSC main and the former Agrix Supermarket along A. Fule St. fondly called MSC annex.

Before the end of school year 1995-1996,  a local event caused the displacement of numerous students, and they  frantically looked for high schools to enroll in.

The city mayor quickly responded with the establishment of public high schools, known then as the city high annexes to accommodate the students who suddenly had no school to go to.  However, the government  could not provide for ALL transfer students.  Parents were looking for private schools to relocate their children.  MSC stepped up by quickly accomplishing all requirements and applying for a high school permit.

Fortunately, everything went smoothly and the permit was granted in time for the opening of school year 1996-97.  MSC annex became MSC High School, with 63 students enrolled from first to third year on its first year of operation.

Classes for the high school were only until 3 or 4 pm, so the classrooms were used by techical-vocational students until 8pm.

Trivia: MSC, Official Tabulator ng Bayan

We can not quite remember when MSC first became the tabulator of a contest, but as far as we can remember, numerous organizers and groups have always tapped MSC resources for tabulation purposes.  By resources, we mean computers, printers and manpower.

Being a computer company and running a computer school means that computers are readily available, but having people willing to volunteer and owners who are willing to lend these people and equipment is something else.

MSC is the official tabulator for San Pablo City’s Cocofestival contests, from the Street Dancing, to Floats Competition, to the Mutya and Lakan search.  When San Pablo City started these contests, Barangays soon adapted the same contests during their “fiestas”, and these barangays also sought the services of MSC.   Most recent of these was the San Lucas Barangay fiesta last July.   The municipality of Calauan is also a frequent patron during their fiesta (May 15).

This October 30, 2014, MSC was official tabulator for the 1st Ms. Eco-tourism pageant held at Auravel Grande Hotel and Resort, sponsored by the Seven Lakes Tourism Association.

Kudos to MSC, the official tabulator ng bayan ng San Pablo!

MSC 16 – Multiplying Complementary Numbers

Complementary numbers are numbers with the same initial digits and the sum of the last digits equal to 10.

The technique in multiplying complementary numbers is similar to that of squaring numbers ending in 5 (By one more than the one before) except that the right hand part is not 25 but the product of the last digits

Example 16.1:    Find 46 x 44

             =  4 x 5 | 6 x 4

             = 20 | 24

              = 2,024

P16: Let t = the common ten’s digit; a, b = the units digit such that a + b = 10

(10t + a)(10t + b)

= (10t)(10t) + 10ta + 10tb + ab

= 100t2 + 10t(a + b) + ab

= 100t2 + 10t(10) + ab

= 100(t2 + t)+ ab

= 100 t(t + 1)+ ab

 

Example 16.2:    Find 39 x 31

= 3 x 4 | 9 x 1

= 12|09 Note that the right part has two digits, 09 not 9.

= 1,209

Again, this can be applied to decimals and fractions as long as they have the same whole number part and their decimal and fractional parts total to 1.

Example 16.3:    8.3 x 8.7 = 8 x 9 | .3 x .7 = 72.21

Example 16.4:    4  2/7 x 4  5/7 = 4 x 5 | 2/7 x  5/7 = 20 10/49

Example 16.5:    699 x 601

Since 99 + 01 = 100, we can also apply complimentary rule

699 x 601 = 6 x 7 | 99 x 01 = 42| 0099 = 420,099

 Exercise 16:

  1. ) 24 x 26 =
  2. ) 73 x77 =
  3. ) 81 x 89 =
  4. ) 998 x 992 =
  5. ) 4.3 x 4.7 =
  6. ) 7.4 x 7.6 =
  7. ) 3 3/7 x 3 4/7 =
  8. ) 4 1/6 x 4 5/6 =
  9. ) 2 4/9 x 2 5/9 =
  10. ) 297 x 203 =

Answers to all exercises are found in the answer key.

Discover the 25 Math Short Cuts ( 25 MSC )!

 

MSC Alumni Basketball League update

The MSC Alumni Basketball League opened last November 8, 2014 at the Teomora covered court.  The program started with the convocation, singing of the National Anthem, recitation of the MSC Mission, Vision, and Philosophy.  Then the high school students had a cheerdance presentation of the winning teams during the school’s sportsfest.

The Oath of Sportsmanship was recited by the six teams which enlisted for the tournament, before the start of the games.  The first game featured the team from MSC High School against the Green Team.  The High Schoolers won over the undermanned Green team with only Glenn, and Robert Alvarez, Arjay Tulipan, Paolo Areza, and George Delfino playing in their first game.

In the second game, the Black Team composed of Bryan Deocareza, Jhun and John Gatasi, Jeffrey Mitra and Ron Enmacino won against the Yellow Team made up of, Sir Alfritz Labo, Denmar John Dionglay, Peter Warren Chan, Reymark Marzo, and Manolito “Kuya Baki” Linatoc.

The third game pitted Red vs. White.  Red was composed of Renz Bunquin, Wilfredo Pomay, JB Dausin, Neil De Rama, Leonard Sunga, Elso Christian Bicomong, Ronald Lubi, Ryan Guardian, and Raniel Tero.  The Reds lost to White, represented by Jeffrey Villota, Bon Bacera, Aaron Araniego, Adrian Reyes, Michael Castillo, Andy Carandang, Christian Obrador, Kevin Ontoy, and Kent Louise Catoy.

Last Saturday, November 15, 2014, the Green Team won over Yellow in the first game.  In the second game, Black Team won over the MSC High School team, while int the third game, Red automatically notched a win via default.

After two playing days, here are the team standings:

TEAM WIN LOSS
(Blue) MSC HS 1 1
Green 1 1
Yellow 0 2
Black 2 0
Red 1 1
White 1 0
Navy Blue 0 1

The next games will be played on November 29, starting at 7 am at the Teomora covered court.

1st Game: Blue vs Green
Playoffs
2nd Game: Black vs Red
3rd Game: White vs Winning Team (Blue VS Green)

Winning Teams will play for the Championship on Dec. 6, 2014.

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

MSC Graduates Receive Golden Laurel Achievement Awards

Two graduates of MSC now teaching at Col. Lauro D. Dizon Memorial National High School (CLDDMNHS) were recently awarded the Golden Laurel Achievement Awards.

Dennis Gutierrez graduated from MSC High School in 2004 and finished BS Education at LSPU, San Pablo City campus.  He was awarded Chief Adviser of the year.

Lea Capule is a two-year Office Management Course graduate in 1996 and she also enrolled for another year to finish the 3-year office management course.  She earned her education degree at LSPU, San Pablo campus in 2003.  Lea was awarded Mentor of the Year (teacher to student category).

Another MSC High School graduate, Rainzel Atienza-Obina was also a nominee in the Mentor of the Year (teacher-teacher category).  She graduated from MSC High School in 2006 and from LSPU for her BS Education degree in 2010.

The Golden Laurel Achievement Awards is an annual program of Col. Lauro D. Dizon Memorial National High School which started in 2011.  Categories include: Mentor of the Year (teacher – teacher and teacher-student), Adviser of the Year, Chief Adviser of the Year, Most Innovative Teacher, Coordinator of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award.

Candidates are nominated from each year level and from among the nominees, the awardees are selected thru votes from all faculty members, department heads, and the principal.  The awardees received, plaques, cash prizes and gifts.

Congratulations, Lea Capule, Rainzel Atienza, and Dennis Gutierrez! MSC is proud of you!

What Our Graduates Say

MSC gives quality and affordable computer  education to its students so that they will become highly competitive in their search for jobs after graduation.

     “MSC provided me the knowledge that served as a tool to keep me moving forward in my      career. I learned  techniques on how to face  challenging situations. MSC prepared me for this. No matter how much you know today, you’ll have to know more  tomorrow.”

EDGAR CAUYAN
President
CARD MRI Information Technology Inc
(Computer Technology Course, 1994)

      “…What I learned from MSC is my shining  armor when I applied for a job in Makati. My Internet Technology course  introduced me not only to the latest technology but also to a       problem-based and team-centered study          approach. I have also experienced how to handle problems in the field of Desktop Publishing and Web Designing that gave me confidence in my current work.”

ALBERT M. BRAVO
Jr Multimedia Engineer
Rendition Digital Inc., Makati
(MSC High School 2004/ Internet Technology 2006)

“I chose MSC Computer Learning Centre for its uniquely relevant approach to business education, highly qualified faculty members, and conducive to learning classroom environment, and of course, the advanced teaching methods particularly in terms of computer learning…

     I worked with PAGCOR and EPSON Precision Philippines. Then I tried my luck abroad as hotel receptionist. Due to my   determination plus my MSC credentials, I was promoted almost every year…  Currently, I am working as Administrative Officer reporting   directly to the Chairman of the Executive Board of Abu Dhabi University, one of the most       prestigious university and education provider in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

      For those who are yet choosing which school to enroll in, I highly recommend MSC Institute of Technology Inc., your future will be definitely be  in good hands.”

ANNABELLE BRIONES
Administrative Officer, Abu Dhabi University,
(Office Management Course 1999)

MSC Alumni Basketball League Kicks Off

The MSC Alumni Basketball League opened last November 8, 2014 at the Teomora covered court.  The program started with the convocation, singing of the National Anthem, recitation of the MSC Mission, Vision, and Philosophy.  Then the high school students had a cheerdance presentation of the winning teams during the school’s sportsfest.

The Oath of Sportsmanship was recited by the six teams which enlisted for the tournament, before the start of the games.  The first game featured the team from MSC High School against the Green Team.  The High Schoolers won over the undermanned Green team with only Glenn, and Robert Alvarez, Arjay Tulipan, Paolo Areza, and George Delfino playing in their first game.

In the second game, the Black Team composed of Bryan Deocareza, Jhun and John Gatasi, Jeffrey Mitra and Ron Enmacino won against the Yellow Team made up of, Sir Alfritz Labo, Denmar John Dionglay, Peter Warren Chan, Reymark Marzo, and Manolito “Kuya Baki” Linatoc.

The third game pitted Red vs. White.  Red was composed of Renz Bunquin, Wilfredo Pomay, JB Dausin, Neil De Rama, Leonard Sunga, Elso Christian Bicomong, Ronald Lubi, Ryan Guardian, and Raniel Tero.  The Reds lost to White, represented by Jeffrey Villota, Bon Bacera, Aaron Araniego, Adrian Reyes, Michael Castillo, Andy Carandang, Christian Obrador, Kevin Ontoy, and Kent Louise Catoy.

The games are played every Saturday, 7 am to 12 noon at the Teomora covered court.  See you in the next games.

MSC Origins part IX: Acquisition of MSC Annex

When MSC occupied the 4th floor of the La Suerte building, there needed to be another venue to accommodate the “overflow”  students from MSC Main (as what the students used to call MSC – La Suerte).  What MSC found was the old building along Artemio Fule St. (upper Lopez Jaena) which used to be Agrix Supermarket.  This new site was christened MSC Annex or simply Annex.

 

MSC Annex building

MSC Annex building

Other equipment which could not be put in the fourth floor of La Suerte were placed at the annex.  Equipped with one room each for typing and drafting a workshop, two classrooms and a music room.  Annex housed the work area for highly-specialized courses like Autocad, a course specially suited for engineers, architects, drafting designers and others whose occupation involve drawing or designing of some kind.

By then everybody knew that MSC was already offering a course for Computer Technicians.  Student technicians were trained  to open up the computer’s housing, poke around the motherboard and shake their heads knowingly while making tsk, tsk… sounds.

For these guys, the Service Center served as the laboratory for hands-on training.  Annex had a workshop, and repair jobs from outside accepted here, where MSC technicians looked through them (replace parts if necessary).

That is why when your computer conked out, it was the MSC Annex you should visit.  It was not called the Service Center for nothing.  If you were having problems running your CPUs, hard drives, dot matrix or laser printer, fax machines or even simple electronic appliances from microwaves to your mother’s hair dryer, the Service Center was the “go-to” place for these things, much like  a cosmetic surgery clinic was to celebrities.  They even did house calls, sometimes just for “pancit.”

MSC Annex was a fun place to work in!