Philippine Association for Technological Education
Minutes of the FIRST Monthly Meeting
PATE Board of Trustees for 2000-2002
Bro. Connon Seminar Room
Host: De La Salle University September 1, 2000
Members Present: (14)
Members Unable to Attend: (2)
Servillano S. B. Olaņo, Jr. - (DLSU)
Walden S. Rio - (CPU)
Juan C. Tallara, Jr. - (PLM)
Edgardo G. Atanacio - (UP)
Petronilo A. Ballesca - (SLU)
Marilyn C. Mabini - (UST)
Peter M. Ureta - (AdU)
Genaro T. Marzan - (UE)
Jessie M. Montalbo - (PBMIT) Represented by Expedito V. Acorda
Consuelo V. Flora - (MIT)
Sonia C. Manalastas - (TUP)
Luz G. Paca - (USC)
Antonio C. Sevillano, Jr. - (XU) Represented by Jocelyn Mabaylan
Carmencita E. Vidamo - (UM)
Carla P. Falconit - (NU) Represented by Gloria Peņa
- OPENING PRAYER
The board meeting started with a prayer led
by Dean Olano.
- CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 11:50
A.M. Ten of the fifteen board members were present, and three were
represented. Dean Olano, the presiding officer, called the names of each of
the members present and declared that there was a quorum for transaction of
- INTRODUCTION OF THE SECRETARIAT
Dean Olano introduced the secretariat to
the body as: Nini Quizon and Gladys Cruz. Afterwards he reviewed the
contents of the kit that was distributed to the board.
- APPROVAL OF THE PROPOSED AGENDA
The Board moved for the approval of the
- BUSINESS OF THE DAY
- Report on the 2000 PATE National
Convention c/o Dean Paca
Dean Paca gave a brief account on the
recently concluded convention held at Holiday Plaza, Cebu City. She
mentioned that USC, USJR and CIT acted as hosts in essence for the said
activity. Fr. Estepa of USC gave the welcome address. She gave the
highlights of the different papers presented and special mention to Dr.
Pena, Dr. Vea and Dr. Pama. She noted that during the workshop the
interest of schools to go into research was well articulated. The role
of PATE according to Dean Paca is focused on capability building toward
research. This can meaningfully contribute to engineering education.
Another idea expressed was the addition of 1 year to engineering that
was received with welcome and apprehension. Some people welcomed it
because there is so high a load for students for every year level so
that the addition of one year would allow the spread of load to this
additional one year. She likewise mentioned that there was a desire to
remove Pilipino in the curriculum and replaced by a foreign language
because of the idea of globalization.
The participants were satisfied and
pleased with the convention. It was welcomed that the directorate
decided to hold the convention for first time outside Metro Manila which
turned out to be very successful and followed by a statement that it is
about time that PATE should be taken to the regions.
The Board commended Ms. Paca for
successfully steering the convention with the cooperation of the
- Updated Report of Treasurer c/o Dean
Dean Ureta furnished the body with
copies of the financial report of the PATE convention. He mentioned that
PATE garnered a total income of P36,509.00 from the convention in Cebu.
Exhibits A, B, & C. showed the registration fees paid in cash and in
checks including the official receipts issued to the participants.
P176,.000.00 were collected in cash and P82,000.00 were collected in
checks for a total of P258,000.00. Exhibit D showed the payment for
advertisements in the program or a total of P30,000.00 with account
receivables from UP and De Vera Institute of Technology of P2,000.00
each. The State Alliance, the only exhibitor, paid P10,000.00 for the
space. Total expenses amounted to P265,791.50 shown in Exhibit E.
Special mention was given by Dean Ureta
to UST who paid P3,500.00 for advertisement.
In relation to the convention, the
Treasurer reported that he had fully paid the hotel, student books,
souvenir programs, convention stickers, convention bags, cash advances
for PATE convention supplies c/o Dean Laurito, secretariat, hotel rooms,
honoraria of paper presenters including the plane tickets of Dr. Pena,
dinner in honor of outgoing president, refund of registration fees,
payment for excess baggage and photocopying services.
As to the students books that were
mistaken to have lost, Dean Paca mentioned that the students books are
with her (60 copies). The body took note of the excess and Dean Paca was
given the authority to sell some of the books to generate income or to
lessen the expenses. The other books that are not issued will be turned
over to the secretariat.
The Treasurer also distributed to the
body copies of the tabulated list of members showing the annual
membership fees paid from SY 1995-1996 to SY 2000-2001. Dean Ureta
suggested to the Board that those schools that are not paying their
membership dues since 1995 to the present will be stricken off from the
membership list. The following schools like Aklan College (not offering
engineering subjects), Divine Word University (already closed) ,
Mindanao State University, Palawan State College, Letran College-Calamba,
East Central Colleges, Foundation University, Gregorio Araneta
University Foundation were mentioned. For Northwestern University -Laoag
City, the Treasurer was requested to communicate with them to inform
them to settle their deficiencies since the school mentioned is very
active up to this time. The Treasurer sends to all member schools notice
of their membership dues addressed to the President of the institution,
however, some shortcomings like slow mailing system could be considered.
The Treasurer noted changes in the
names of some schools: University of Perpetual Help of Rizal for
Perpetual Help College of Rizal, University of Lasette of Santiago for
La Salette of Santiago, Colegio de San Agustin for University of San
Agustin, while Cebu Institute of Technology, Western Mindanao State
University, San Sebastian College in Cavite are new members.
The President commended the Treasurer
for a comprehensive report.
As a reaction to the report presented
by the Treasurer on the granting of amnesty or removing from the list
the schools with delinquent payments, the President requested the
Treasurer to again verify the list. This matter will be discussed in the
next meeting. In relation to this, Dean Paca mentioned about an
applicant for institutional membership who applied to PATE four years
back but had not received feedback on the status of their application.
The board suggested that the school should re-apply.
The President was requested by the
Board to write a formal letter to Colegio San Agustin to formally accept
them as PATE member.
With all the issues and concerns of the
board regarding the application for membership, Dean Ureta mentioned the
requirements to become a member as follows: (a) letter written by the
school President of a desire to join PATE , (2) evidence of government
recognition for engineering courses offered , (3) application should be
endorsed by any of the PATE board members for approval, and (4) school
should fill up the PATE membership application form to determine their
engineering student enrolment and the corresponding annual membership
Dean Ureta mentioned that for
membership, we maintain schools that are active participants, involved
and committed to PATE seminars, conventions and as per Dean Marzan,
schools who believe in PATE.
For information of the board, Dean
Ureta mentioned that PATE has a dollar account in the amount of 4227.19
US Dollars with UCPB. The deposit was made thru the initiative of the
former President Dean Laurito and was generated from IMCEE 2000. The
policies and guidelines on how this amount will be spent will be subject
for discussion in the forthcoming board meetings.
- Organization of Working Committees
Dean Olano presented the PATE committees
for 2000-2002. Some board members volunteered and while others were assigned
to the different committees which comprises representatives from Luzon,
Visayas and Mindanao.
After the members of the different
committees were completed and agreed upon, Dean Olano requested the
different Chairs to meet their members and come up with their plans.
- Action Plans of the New Board
Dean Olano promised to continue the many
activities of PATE. Copies of the Action Plans of the New Board were
distributed by Dean Olano with the proposed theme of "Closer Networking
for Quality Engineering Education". After going through the list of
networking, Dean Ureta requested Dean Olano to add TPETA, FUSE and FEED
among the government agencies in terms of implementing guidelines and
policies. Dean Marzan suggested that for item # 10 to replace the word '
designate' to 'support' PATE representatives in international conferences.
In this connection, Dean Ureta suggested that a committee be created to
formulate guidelines on who will be granted financial support on attendance
to conferences. In this manner, PATE will be able to anticipate expenses.
Dean Olano mentioned that this will fall under special projects committee.
Dean Ureta likewise requested to include that PATE has established a
consortium of 5 schools offering Master of Engineering in NCR.
- Schedule of Board Meetings
The schedules of monthly meetings of the
new Board for the year 2000-2002 was discussed by the body for approval.
- Other Matters
- Dean Marzan informed the body that
during IMCEE 2000, PATE invited sectors from the industries and
professional organizations but they did not attend. Dean Marzan
suggested that they be given PATE Journal in order to invite them to
PATE to develop initial contacts with them. It was decided that the
professional organizations will be sent copies from the remaining copies
of the first issue of the journal.
- With regards to future issues of the
PATE Journal, every issue will be equitably distributed to the member
institutions or 2 copies per school (1 to the President and 1 directly
to the Library). Dean Ureta suggested that the number of issues to be
printed will depend on the mailing list which will include aside from
the member institutions, CHED, DOST, local and foreign professional
organizations. Hopefully, in the future, the PATE journal will become a
venue for refereed papers locally and internationally which later on
will be a basis to seek accreditation.
- To save on postage, it was expected that
the Vice-Presidents of the regions work in harness with their
constituents including solicitations for papers for publication in the
- The Board agreed that technical papers
can also be included in the PATE Journal.
- Dean Olano presented to the Board a
project in DLSU entitled a National Conference on Advances in Industrial
Engineering requesting sponsorship from PATE. Details of the project
will discussed during the next meeting.
- In order to increase the savings of PATE
in the banks, it was recommended to explore the possibility of an
international conference like IMCEE 2002. Dean Mabini further suggested
that if we are taking this possibility, it would be better to make the
initial announcement early enough to get as many participants.
- Dean Ureta presented to the body a joint
project of PATE -FUSE-CPU-AdU. Dean Ureta, acting as Chair For FUSE S
& T committee, said that the project was allotted P2M and initiated
by Dean Walden Rio of CPU to enhance the teaching of physics to college
students. About 210 faculty members will be trained from 7 training
sessions. Tapes produced by FUSE will be used in teaching physics. Dean
Ureta requested full support in terms of attendance from schools for
- Dean Ballesca mentioned the
pre-baccalaureate program and suggested pre-university instead with a
rigid course in English, Math, Science and Social Science during the
initial two years. On the other hand, Dr. Flora recommended an
evaluation of the existing curricula to make it comparative with ABET.
In relation to the pre-baccaulareate program, Dean Ureta reported that
PACU is working on a scheme of 6- year engineering with the first two
years to be called pre-university with rigid Math, Science, English
offerings and the next 4 years called the real engineering with courses
geared towards the particular discipline. After this is finalized, this
will be presented to PATE for reaction. Dean Ureta will update PATE
accordingly for developments from TPETA in the succeeding PATE meetings
on this matter.
- Transfer of Funds
- After the recommendation of Dr. Ureta,
and upon the approval of the Board, it was resolved to close the bank
account at Security Bank-UST Branch and to open new account at Equitable
PCI-Taft Avenue Branch, the bank closer to the President. All PATE
withdrawals shall bear the signatures of the President or Vice-President
- It was agreed that PATE will pay for the
airfare of participants from the regions
- Dean Olano requested the Board to send to
DLSU their pictures for the website. A computer print out of the PATE
website was shown to the body.
- Dr. Flora extended the Board's appreciation
and thanks to DLSU and Dr. Olano for the lunch and for hosting the First
PATE Board Meeting. The next meeting of the Board will be on September 29,
2000, Friday, to be hosted by Dean Juan Tallara, Jr. at Pamantasan ng
Lungsod ng Maynila.
- The meeting was finally adjourned at 2:15
Nini B. Quizon
DR. SERVILLANO S.B. OLAŅO, JR.
MEMBERSHIP IN PATE COMMITTEES SY 2000-2002
Membership Committee Chair Ms. Carla P.
Falconit (NU) Members Dean Walden S. Rio (CPU) Dean Petronilo A. Ballesca (SLU)
Engr. Jessie A. Montalbo (PBMIT) Dean Carmencita E. Vidamo (UM)
Ways and Means Committee Chair Dr. Peter M.
Ureta (AdU) Members Engr. Jessie A. Montalbo (PBMIT) Dean Antonio C. Sevillano,
Jr. (XU) Dr. Sonia C. Manalastas (TUP) Dean Capistrano Ramientos (CIT)
Continuing Education Committee Chair Dean Luz
G. Paca (USC) Members Dean Edgardo G. Atanacio (UP) Dr. Marilyn C. Mabini (UST)
Dr. Servillano S.B. Olano, Jr. (DLSU) Dean Antonio C. Sevillano, Jr. (XU) Dean
Genaro T. Marzan (UE)
Special Projects Committee Chair Dr. Marilyn C.
Mabini (UST) Members Dean Genaro T. Marzan (UE) Dr. Sonia C. Manalastas (TUP)
Dr. Juan C. Tallara, Jr. (PLM)
Documentation Committee Chair Ms. Carla P.
Falconit (NU) Members Dr. Peter M. Ureta (AdU) Dr. Ma. Consuelo V. Flora (MIT)
Dean Edgardo G. Atanacio (UP) Dean Genaro T. Marzan (UE)
Productivity and Quality Promotions Committee
Chair Dr. Juan C. Tallara, Jr. (PLM) Members Dr. Servillano S. B. Olano, Jr.
(DLSU) Dr. Marilyn C. Mabini (UST) Dean Petronilo A. Ballesca (SLU) Dean Luz G.
PATE Website Chair Engr. Jessie A. Montalbo (PBMIT)
Members Dr. Marilyn C. Mabini (UST) Dr. Ma. Consuelo B. Flora (MIT) Dr.
Servillano S. B. Olano, Jr. (DLSU)
PATE Journal Editor-in-Chief Dr. Aida L.
Velasco (DLSU) Associate Editor Dean Edgardo G. Atanacio (UP) Dean Luz G. Paca (USC)
Dean Servillano S.B. Olaņo, Jr. (DLSU)
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Last updated: October 31, 2000