'Bagyong Paeng' PAGASA weather update September 24, 2018



MANILA, Philippines – Bagyong Paeng (international name: Trami) has intensified further as it moves northwestward, state weather bureau PAGASA announced Monday, September 24, 2018.

'Bagyong Paeng' PAGASA weather update September 24, 2018
Satellite image of Typhoon Paeng as of 5:20 am on Monday, September 24 | Courtesy of DOST-PAGASA

At 3:00 am today, the eye of Typhoon “Paeng” was located based at 1,100 km of East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan (18.1°N, 132.1°E) with maximum sustained winds of 170 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 210 km/h. It is moving West Northwest at 20km/h.

The typhoon has no direct effect yet in any part of the country, the weather central added.

Paeng may affect the extreme Northern Luzon (Batanes - Babuyan Group of Islands) around Friday (September 28).

PAGASA asvised of possible hoisting of Tropical Cyclone Warning Signals over extreme Northern Luzon by Thursday or Friday.

Meanwhile, no significant enhancement of the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) is expected during the outlook period.

Paeng is the country's 16th tropical cyclone for 2018. In average, 20 cyclones enters PAR per year.

— The Summit Express


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FULL RESULTS: Civil Service Exam August 2018 CSE-PPT list of passers, top 10



MANILA, Philippines – The August 2018 Civil Service Exam results or Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) full list of passers and topnotchers (top 10) for professional and sub-professional level are released between the last week of September and second week of October 2018 or within sixty (60) days after the exam.
FULL RESULTS: Civil Service Exam August 2018 CSE-PPT list of passers, top 10

On July 26, CSC reported that more than 250,000 hopefuls are set to take the August 12, 2018 CSE-PPT in more than 60 test locations nationwide . However, examinations in the National Capital Region (NCR) and Rizal were postponed due to poor weather condition brought by southwest monsoon or hanging habagat. CSC rescheduled the test on November 11. (Note: Separate results page for November 2018 civil service exam for NCR will be available on this site soon.)

CSC announced that passers who got at least 80 percent score will be eligible for the first and second level positions in the civil service provided the eligibles meet the qualifications and other requirements of the positions (education, experience, and training).

AUGUST 2018 CSE-PPT RESULTS SUMMARY
  • LIST OF PASSERS: NCR - Prof | NCR - Sub-Prof | CAR | CARAGA | ARMM | Region 1 | Region 2 | Region 3 | Region 4 | Region 5 | Region 6 | Region 7 | Region 8 | Region 9 | Region 10 | Region 11 | Region 12
  • TOP 10 PASSERS: August 2018 Civil Service Exam Professional Level
  • TOP 10 PASSERS: August 2018 Civil Service Exam Sub-Professional Level
  • Verification of rating (OCSERGS): August 2018 Civil Service Exam

CIVIL SERVICE EXAM COVERAGE

The CSE-PPT is a general ability test designed to measure an individual’s preparedness to enter government service.

The Professional Level exam has 150 items in English and Filipino, and includes questions on numerical ability, analytical ability, verbal ability, as well as general information items such as on the Philippine Constitution, Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees (Republic Act No. 6713), peace and human rights issues and concepts, and environment management and protection.

The Sub-Professional test has 145 items in English and Filipino. It has the same scope as the Professional test, except analytical ability, but includes questions on clerical ability.

RELEASE OF RESULTS

The CSC through Examination Annoucement 04 s. 2017, said that exam results will be released within 60 days after the examination through posting the list of passers in the CSC website.

"The List of Passers shall be uploaded/posted on the CSC website www.csc.gov.ph within 60 days after the examination," the bulletin stated.

Official results can be expected from September 24 (Monday) or on October 11, 2018 (Thursday).

Note that in the previous tests, results are being released within 41 days after the exam.

Examinees, both passed and failed, may get their individual test results using the Online Civil Service Examination Result Generation System (OCSERGS), which can also be accessed through the CSC website. Note: The date of OCSERGS availability will be posted here soon but you may expect approximately 15 days after the posting of the List of Passers.

The Summit Express, a website which covers civil service examination for about six (6) years, will ensure all of its readers and followers on social media to get updates in few weeks or days before the announcement of results.

PREVIOUS EXAM

In the August 2017 exams, results were released in 36 calendar days. A total of 25,127 examinees, representing 10.98% of the total 228,917 examinees passed. Adrian Callangan from Region II (Cagayan Valley), with a rating of 90.87, topped the Professional Level test. Mark Dave Balmilero, also from Region II, got the highest score of 87.54 for the Sub-Professional Level.

In the October 2016 exams, results were announced online in 41 days. A total of 22,978 out of 203,339 takers or 11.30% successfully hurdled the exams. Garnering a rating of 91.17, Clinton John Minglana from Caraga bested 175,305 total examinees of the Professional test. Dianne Franz Abal from Western Visayas got the highest rating of 86.99 among 28,034 Subprofessional test takers.

Exam Date Total Examinees Total Passers Passing % Days before release of results
March 2018 238,966 25,602 10.71% 60
August 2017 228,917 25,127 10.98% 36
March 2017 230,736 25,090 10.87% 40
October 2016 203,339 22,978 11.30% 41
April 2016 229,463 25,276 11.02% 39
October 2015 119,333 13,152 11.02% 41

For the August 2018 CS exam results, takers may also expect of passing rate around 11% or can be translated to around 20,000 passers for both levels of exams.

CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY TO PASSERS

Passers shall be issued a Certification of Eligibility (CoE) printed on CSC letterhead, free of charge.

Passers must personally claim their CoE. Representatives are not allowed to claim the same. Claiming of CoE shall be available approximately 30 days after the posting of the List of Passers or as indicated in the corresponding advisory of CSC.

Those who will pass should coordinate and verify first if their Certification is already available before going to the CSC Regional/Field Office. Contact numbers of the CSC office may be accessed at the CSC website.

The basic requirements in claiming the Certification are:

1. ID card - preferably the same ID card presented during the filing of application even if already expired by the time/date of claiming. You may also present any government, school or company ID, which must be valid (not expired).

2. Application Receipt with CSC Official Receipt (if available).

Note: CSC may require additional document/s as necessary to establish the identity of the passers.

A corresponding Advisory on these matters shall be posted in the CSC website. Any other concerns on examination result including verification of examinee number, examinees are advised to coordinate directly with the CSC Regional Office concerned. The CSC Regional Offices handle the releasing of examination results.

NEXT CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION

Those who missed the filing for August 2018 exam may get CSE-PPT next year. The schedule and period for filing of applications are yet to be announced.

Note: Acceptance of applications shall be on first-come, first-served basis and shall be closed any time before the deadline if the CSC Regional Office has already reached the target number of applicants.

Bookmark this page to receive more updates on Civil Service Exam (CSE)-PPT. You may also visit the official website of CSC for more information.

— The Summit Express


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'Bagyong Paeng' enters PAR – PAGASA weather update



MANILA, Philippines – The Typhoon with international name "Trami" has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and was named 'Paeng', state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 5:00 pm update on Sunday, September 23.

'Bagyong Paeng' enters PAR
Satellite image of Typhoon Paeng as of 2:50 pm on Sunday, September 23 | Courtesy of DOST-PAGASA

At 4:00 pm today, the eye of Typhoon 'Paeng' was located based on all available data at 1,290 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan (17.4°N, 133.9°E).

SEE ALSO: 'Bagyong Paeng' PAGASA weather update September 24, 2018

'Bagyong Paeng' has maximum sustained winds of up to 125 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 155 km/h. It is moving West at 20 km/h.

Forecast Positions:
  • 24 Hour(Tomorrow afternoon): 960 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan(19.0°N, 130.7°E)
  • 48 Hour(Tuesday afternoon):705 km East of Basco, Batanes(20.0°N, 128.7°E)
  • 72 Hour(Wednesday afternoon): 620 km East of Basco, Batanes(20.4°N, 127.9°E)
  • 96 Hour(Thursday afternoon):525 km East of Basco, Batanes(20.9°N, 127.0°E)
  • 120 Hour(Friday afternoon):185 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes(21.8°N, 123.0°E)

'Bagyong Paeng' enters PAR
Image courtesy of DOST-PAGASA

PAGASA said the current weather system has no direct effect yet in any part of the country.


'Paeng' may affect extreme Northern Luzon (Batanes - Babuyan Group of Islands) around Friday (September 28). The weather central advised of possible hoisting of Tropical Cyclone Warning Signals by Thursday or Friday.

Meanwhile, no significant enhancement of the Southwest Monsoon is expected during the outlook period.

Paeng is the country's 16th tropical cyclone for 2018. In average, 20 cyclones enters PAR per year.

— The Summit Express


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Nueva Ecija students win top prize in 2018 ASEAN competition National Finals



MANILA, Philippines –  Students of Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology (NEUST) emerged as the champion of 2018 ASEAN Data Science Explorers (DSE) National Finals held at Mapua University - Makati on Wednesday, September 19.

Congratulations to Team Dimicrocambio of NEUST
Congratulations to Team Dimicrocambio of NEUST, grand winner ASEAN DSE National Finals!

Team Dimicrocambio, composed of Education students Jade O. Hizon and John Rusty T. Perena, bested 10 other finalists in the country. They will proceed to the Regional Finals happening on October 25, 2018 in Singapore, where they will face the top winners from other National Finals rounds.

Meanwhile, Team Bazinga from Mapua University named first runner-up, and Team Tony from De La Salle University received the second runner-up award.

Titled “Today’s Youth for Tomorrow’s World”, the competition allowed youths from ASEAN member countries to play a key role in tackling today’s social issues in the region and help create positive change for a better future.

This is the second consecutive year that ASEAN DSE was organized across all 10 ASEAN member states as part of the strategic partnership between the ASEAN Foundation and SAP.

By using the SAP Analytics Cloud, participants were encouraged to deliver data-driven insights which highlight issues in ASEAN across six United Nation Sustainable Development Goals, namely (1) good health and well-being, (2) quality education, (3) gender equality, (4) decent work and economic growth, (5) industry, innovation & infrastructure and (6) sustainable cities and communities.

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Honda PH unveils game changing models CLICK125i, CLICK150i



MANILA, Philippines – Honda Philippines Inc. (HPI), the number one motorcycle manufacturer and distributor in the Philippines, announced on Saturday at Mall of Asia in Pasay City its newest products - the CLICK125i and CLICK150i.
Honda PH unveils game changing models CLICK125i, CLICK150i

The unveiling of the new premium and modern sports Automatic motorcycles is in line with Honda Philippines’ ONE DREAM campaign, which aims to reach out to more Filipinos through their interests, with the message that Honda is part of their journey towards their dreams.


“The launch of the new AT models marks our commitment to accompany Filipinos as they strive to achieve their dreams. Honda will continue to make innovations that will bring a new level of riding experience to our customers,” said Mr. Jomel Jerezo, General Manager and Department Manager for Motorcycle Business Planning Department.

All-New CLICK 125i

All-New CLICK 125i

The All-New CLICK125i is powered by a 125cc Liquid-cooled, PGM-FI engine with Enhanced Smart Power and an ACG starter, making the model fuel efficient at 53 km/L. The model comes with the Combi Brake System and Park Brake Lock for added safety features.

Topping it off is the advanced full digital meter panel which provides real-time fuel consumption, battery and change oil indicator, trip meter, and digital clock.

The new design makes a bold statement with its modern bold decals and All LED Lighting System (Dual Keen Headlight with position light, Tail Light, Front and Rear Winker). It also has a sporty muffler design with aluminium end cap.

It comes with an 18-Liter Ubox, making it a perfect storage place for a full-faced helmet or other riding necessities, equipping riders for any trip on the road.

The All-New CLICK125i comes in four modern color variants, namely the Anchor Gray Metallic, Vivid Blue Metallic, Nitric Orange, and Space Magenta Metallic. Price starts at Php 74,900.

All-New CLICK 150i

All-New CLICK 150i

The All-New CLICK 150i is powered by a 150cc, Liquid-cooled, PGM-FI engine with Enhanced Smart Power and an ACG Starter and Idling Stop System, which gives the bike a fuel economy of 52km/L.

The CLICK 150i also equipped with a full digital meter panel and an all LED Lighting. Meanwhile, it exclusively comes with a 3D emblem proudly signifying its name.

For more convenience and added security, the model also brims with advanced features namely the Smart Key System with keyless lock and unlock, ignition on/off, Anti-Theft Alarm, and an Answer Back System. It also comes with new sporty wheel design with wider tubeless tires, wavy disc brake and a sporty aluminium pillion steps.

The All-New CLICK 150i is now available in four premium colors which are Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic, Matte Solar Red Metallic, Matte Crypton Silver Metallic, and Pearl Fadeless White, with an introductory price of Php95,900.

— The Summit Express


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Room Assignments September 2018 LET: Legazpi, Catanduanes, Masbate



MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Legazpi regional office released room assignment and guidelines for September 30, 2018 licensure exam for teachers (LET) or teachers board exam.

Check out list of room assignments for Legazpi, Catanduanes and Masbate testing centers.

SEE ALSO: FULL LIST: LET Room Assignment September 2018 Teachers board exam

LEGAZPI

Elementary
PWD

Secondary

CATANDUANES

Elementary
Secondary

MASBATE

Elementary
Secondary

Aside from Legazpi, Catanduanes, Masbate, the September 2018 LET will be administered in Cebu, Iloilo, Antique, Bacolod, Samar, Tacloban, Cagayan de Oro (CDO), Davao and General Santos, Baguio, Laoag and Rosales, Lucena, Manila, Tuguegarao, Pagadian and Zamboanga.

Room Assignments INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Examinees should report before 6:30 in the morning every examination day. LATE EXAMINEES WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

2. Bring the following: Notice of Admission (NOA), Official Receipt, pencils no. 1 or 2, black ball pens, metered-stamped window mailing envelope, long brown and long plastic envelopes.

3. CELLULAR PHONES AND OTHER ELECTRONIC GADGETS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

4. Wear the prescribed dress code.

The Summit Express will also update this website for the results of September 2018 LET. Keep tuning in and good luck to all takers!
Room Assignments September 2018 LET: Legazpi, Catanduanes, Masbate

— The Summit Express


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Room Assignments September 2018 LET: Cebu, Iloilo, Antique, Bacolod, Samar, Tacloban



MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) releases room assignment and guidelines for September 30, 2018 licensure exam for teachers (LET) or teachers board exam.

Check out list of room assignments for Cebu, Iloilo, Antique, Bacolod, Samar, Tacloban testing centers.

SEE ALSO: FULL LIST: LET Room Assignment September 2018 Teachers board exam

CEBU

Elementary
Secondary
  • Agri and Fishery Arts
  • Biological Science
  • English
  • Filipino
  • MAPEH
  • Math
  • Physical Science
  • Social Studies
  • TLE
  • Values Education

ILOILO

Elementary
Secondary

ANTIQUE

Elementary
Secondary

BACOLOD

Elementary
PWD

Secondary

CATARMAN, NORTHERN SAMAR

Elementary
Secondary
  • Agri and Fishery Arts
  • Biological Science
  • English
  • Filipino
  • MAPEH
  • Math
  • Physical Science
  • Social Studies
  • TLE
  • Values Education

TACLOBAN

Elementary
Secondary
  • Agri and Fishery Arts
  • Biological Science
  • English
  • Filipino
  • MAPEH
  • Math
  • Physical Science
  • Social Studies
  • TLE
  • Values Education

Aside from Cebu, Iloilo, Antique, Bacolod, Samar, Tacloban, the September 2018 LET will be administered in Cagayan de Oro (CDO), Davao and General Santos, Baguio, Laoag and Rosales, Legaspi, Lucena, Manila, Tuguegarao, Pagadian and Zamboanga.

Room Assignments INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Examinees should report before 6:30 in the morning every examination day. LATE EXAMINEES WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

2. Bring the following: Notice of Admission (NOA), Official Receipt, pencils no. 1 or 2, black ball pens, metered-stamped window mailing envelope, long brown and long plastic envelopes.

3. CELLULAR PHONES AND OTHER ELECTRONIC GADGETS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

4. Wear the prescribed dress code.

The Summit Express will also update this website for the results of September 2018 LET. Keep tuning in and good luck to all takers!
Room Assignments September 2018 LET: Cebu, Iloilo, Antique, Bacolod, Samar, Tacloban

— The Summit Express


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SC affirms acquittal of Imelda Marcos for dollar salting



MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Manila regional trial court (RTC) in 2008 acquittal of former First Lady and now Rep. Imelda R. Marcos of dollar salting. The decision was made public, incidentally on the 46th anniversary of the Marcos' regime's martial law, September 21.

The highest court affirmed that Imelda is acquitted in 33 criminal cases of stowing away millions of dollars she shared with her husband former Ferdinand Marcos in Geneva, Switzerland from 1973 to 1985.

The Supreme Court affirmed that 2008 acquittal decision of Imelda Marcos
The Supreme Court affirmed that 2008 acquittal decision of Imelda Marcos | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/ MIRM - Madame Imelda Romualdez Marcos

Justice Marvic Mario Victor F. Leonen’s decision states, “The Regional Trial Court Decision dated May 28, 2007 and promulgated on March 10, 2008 was not issued in violation of the Court of Appeals (CA) writ of injunction. When this Regional Trial Court Decision was promulgated, the writ of injunction had already been dissolved.”

The Court of Appeals (CA) rulings, dated February 28, 2008 and November 24, 2008, denied the late and former Solicitor General Francisco Chavez’s petitions to reverse the acquittal of the former first lady. The decision also junked the government prosecution panel’s bid for the inhibition of Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) Presiding Judge Silvino Pampilo, Jr due to “alleged bias.”

The Supreme Court upheld the rulings of CA saying that the prosecution failed to provide more evidence and proof “of the alleged offense and of the conspiracy among the accused.” It also denied that CA made any grave of abuse of discretion or error in their ruling.

The SC statement continued, “This petition arose from what appears to have been such an important case for the government, which involves accountability for millions of pesos spirited away by respondent, filed in the lower court. Yet, it appears that the government's resolve to prosecute has been lackadaisical, to say the least. The prosecution and their witness appear to have requested several postponements on grounds which, to this court (SC), do not outweigh the grave public interest suggested by the various informations filed against respondent.”

“The lower court's liberality in granting the various continuances does not seem to have been met by the presentation of evidence with a depth and quality that would have shown the diligence and seriousness of the prosecution,” statement further explained.

On the issue of Judge Silvino Pampilo, Jr’s inhibition, the Supreme Court says that the decision was for Pampilo to make. The Supreme Court decision states, “Whether or not to voluntarily inhibit from hearing a case is a matter within the judge’s discretion. Absent clear and convincing evidence to overcome the presumption that the judge will dispense justice in accordance with law and evidence, this Court will not interfere.”

The SC added that the prosecution also failed to present enough proof of Pampilo’s alleged bias and pointed at the prosecution’s “own acts that delayed its presentation of evidence and that the prosecution had been granted a six (6)-month extension to complete its presentation o f evidence.”

The country’s highest court pointed to the prosecution's “various failures” that led to the acquittal on the ground of “reasonable doubt.”

— Sally, The Summit Express


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