One hundred seventy-three WLC students joined the first ever Leyte Samar IT Summit at the Library Hall of UP, Tacloban City last September 7, 2012 on the theme “Region 8 Aiming High for Success in IT.”
The delegation was composed of students major in Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Associate in Computer Technology and Computer Science. Faculty members, seven of them, were with the group. It was headed by the Dean of the College of Information and Communications Technology Cheryl Q. Montederamos.
Other schools represented were Samar State University, ACLC of Tacloban City, EVSU Burauen, EVSU Tanauan, St. Mary’s College of Catbalogan, St. Paul School of Business and Law and the Visayas Christian Institute of Technology of Abuyog, Leyte.
Dr. Warren D. Cordeta, Education Supervisor II of the CHED Regional Office 8 welcomed the participants. The speakers with their respective topics were as follows: CS Program Head Hilario F. Narida, Internet Crime Awareness, Think before You Click; Founder and President of PhilNITS Ma. Corazon M. Akol, PhilNITS Standard and Certification Program; Chief Systems Application Developer of G Travel Hancy F. Narida, Web Application Threat and Vulnerabilities; and Founder of Pinoy Robot Games Melvin R. Matulac on Pinoy Robotics.
The launching of Samar IT Society was done by Dr. Irene C. Taguinod, Chairman of LESITS 2012. She announced the next summit might be held in Ormoc City. Dean Arlene D Cebu of AMA Tacloban delivered the closing remarks.
The highlight of the summit was the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement on membership between WLC and the PhilNITS, represented by its president, Ma. Corazon M. Akol. WLC was represented by Executive Vice President Emmanuel A. Fiel. Present in the signing of the MOA was Dean Cheryl Q. Montederamos and Mr. Peter Que, Vice President of PhilNITS.
The summit was hosted by Mr. Joergen T. Arradaza, Jr., instructor of WLC.