[PR] MCL intensifies OBE implementation through 1st faculty congress

[PRESS RELEASE] Over a hundred educators, non-teaching staff and students of Malayan Colleges Laguna (MCL) gathered recently in Tagaytay City for their first faculty congress, an event aimed at strengthening the implementation of the outcomes-based education (OBE) system.
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The two-day event, with the theme “Laying the Solid Ground: Our Best Effort”, provided a deeper understanding of the learner-centered approach to education to the attendees by discussing the theory and philosophy behind OBE as well as its practical applications.

“This event was organized to provide a forum to discuss the student outcomes and programs objectives that we have set for each academic program and the means to realize them,” said Engr. Dennis H. Tablante, MCL’s Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Two teaching pillars were invited as guest speakers to share with the MCL community their knowledge and experiences on the system.

Dr. Maria Cynthia Rose B. Bautista, Commissioner of the Commission on Higher Education and a notable social scientist, said that unlike traditional learning system, OBE focuses on student learning, with emphasis on what knowledge and skills students need to become successful professionals.

She added that instead of focusing only on the inputs, like world-class facilities and equipment, the degree of student learning must also be measured to improve an academic program.

MCL, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mapúa Institute of Technology, adopted OBE to produce students who can meet the entry-level requirements of local and international companies. Since the school adopted the system, it has invested on facilities, faculty and administrators to ensure the efficient implementation of OBE.

Dr. Allan B. de Guzman, a University of Santo Tomas professor and seasoned educator, on the other hand, shared the practical applications of the system.

He provided techniques that can help professors in designing and developing the course syllabus and coming up with assessment measures which they can use in evaluating their students.

MCL, together with Mapúa, is among the first schools in the country to shift to OBE, demonstrating its commitment to produce globally competitive graduates.

Perez is new Los Baños mayor

Caesar Perez, a former three-term mayor of Los Baños, will again serve as the town’s mayor, defeating incumbent Mayor Anthony Genuino by a slim margin.

Perez, vice mayoralty candidate Procopio Alipon, and eight councilors were proclaimed winners on May 14 at 9:49 pm by the Municipal Board of Canvassers (MBOC) after 98.57% of precincts have transmitted their results. The proclamation took place almost12 hours after the transmittal of results from the last two precincts in Brgy. Maahas. There was a delay in the proclamation as the MBOC had to request for a lowering of canvassing threshold due to a defective CF card from one precinct in Brgy. Bayog. At about 8pm, the request was approved; however, the winning candidates could not still be proclaimed because attempts to access the system for the lowering of canvassing threshold using the assigned username and password were unsuccessful.

Perez, the incumbent Laguna vice governor, garnered 17,785 votes while Genuino got 15,392. Total number of registered voters in Los Baños is 53,984.

Perez won in seven barangays (Anos, Batong Malake, Maahas, Mayondon, Putho Tuntungin, San Antonio, and Timugan) while Genuino won in six barangays (Bagong Silang, Bambang, Baybayin, Lalakay, Malinta and Tadlac).

Meanwhile, Alipon defeated Sumangil in a landslide. Alipon garnered 24,549 votes while Sumangil had 14,533.

Below is the official local election results as reflected in the City/Municipal Certificate of Canvass.


Name of Candidates

Votes Garnered

De Guzman, Marcelino R.


Genuino, Anthony F.


Lapis, Francisco M.


Leron, Juan P.


Perez, Caesar P.



Name of Candidates

Votes Garnered

Alipon, Procopio A.


Evangelista, Josephine S.



 Name of Candidates

Votes Garnered

Tamisin, Norvin L.


Cabrera, Cesar O.


Moliñawe, Julius A.


Alborida, Benedicto S.


Rolusta, Jay G.


Kalaw, Antonio L.


Bagnes, Ricardo S.


Oliva, John Emmanuel T.


Brgy. Bagong Silang scores highest voter turnout

Although situated halfway up Mt. Makiling, Brgy. Bagong Silang recorded the highest voter turnout at 88%, followed by Brgy. Bayog (84%) and Brgy. Putho-Tuntungin (83%).

However, Brgy. Bagong Silang had the lowest number of registered voters at 418, with 368 voters or 88% casting their votes last May 13. Meanwhile, Brgy. Bayog and Brgy. Putho-Tuntungin had 4,095 and 4,307 registered voters, respectively.

In terms of number of actual voters, Brgy. Mayondon was the highest at 6,688 voters, followed by Brgy. Batong Malake (5,507) and Brgy. San Antonio (4,817). These barangays also had the highest number of registered voters in Los Baños.

In total, Los Baños has approximately 53,000 registered voters, with 42,791 or 80.74% actual voters. This percentage of voter turnout is higher than the 70-percent national voter turnout expected by COMELEC.

Perez supporters await proclamation

Supporters of winning Los Baños mayoralty candidate Caesar Perez have trooped to the municipal hall to witness the proclamation of Perez.

Perez and the rest of the winning Los Baños candidates are yet to be proclaimed by the Municipal Board of Canvassers (MBOC). The MBOC is still waiting for the go signal from the regional COMELEC office to proclaim the winning candidates. Earlier, the MBOC wrote a letter to the regional COMELEC office requesting for the lowering of canvassing threshold which will pave the way for the proclamation. The request stemmed from a defective CF card from one precinct in Brgy. Bayog. Although the 788 remaining votes from this precinct will no longer affect results for mayor, vice mayor, and top 7 councilors, these votes are crucial for councilors ranked 8th and 9th.

The MBOC are expecting that winners will still be proclaimed by today.

Proklamasyon ng nanalong LB mayor nakabinbin

(as of 12 pm, May 14, 2013)

Sa kasalukuyan ay pansamantalang nakabinbin ang proklamasyon ng nanalong mayor ng Los Baños na si Caesar Perez (AKBAYAN) bunsod ng pagtutol ng mga legal counsel ni incumbent Mayor Anthony Genuino (UNA).

Sa ginagawang pagbibilang ng mga boto sa bagong kapitolyo ng Los Baños, hiniling ng kampo ni Caesar Perez sa pamamagitan ng kanyang legal consel na si Atty. Jonas Javier na i-proklama na si Perez bilang nagwaging kandidato sa pagka-mayor sa Los  Baños. Subalit ang hakbang na ito ay tinutulan ng mga legal counsel ni Genuino sa kadahilanang hindi pa nasusunod lahat ng requirements ukol sa lowering of canvassing threshold. Nilinaw ng mga legal counsel ni Genuino na hindi sila tutol sa proklamasyon ng mga nanalo subalit nais nila na masiguro na masunod ang nasasaad sa batas.

Ipinaliwanag ni Atty. Javier na ang mga boto mula sa isang presinto sa Brgy. Bayog na hindi pa na-transmit dahil sa depektibong CF card ay hindi na makaka-apekto sa resulta ng eleksyon sa nibel ng mayor.

Los Baños election results as of 12 pm, May 14, 2013

Partial unofficial tally as of 12 PM, May 14, 2013

% precinct: 98.57

Source: Comelec Los Baños



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