Engels started playing with Linux® in 1991 and obtained his Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE), Red Hat Certified Instructor (RHCI), and Red Hat Certified Examiner (RHCX) certifications in 2002. He is in charge of Bluepoint's Total Linux®, Linux Kernel Internals®, Perl & Python Programming, and Extreme PHP curriculum and instruction development.
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Richard Keech, RHCE, RHCX conducted my RHCE, RHCI, and RHCX training & certification in his capacity as Red Hat Asia-Pacific's Chief Instructor. Before we parted ways, he congratulated me for becoming the first Filipino RHCX. I told him that I was trained by the best.
In loving memory of CPT Mario B. Mortega Sr., USAFFE, VET (1920-2004)
Philippine Sahana Initiative Logo
Monday, Mar 26, 2007, 4:50 AM
I was requested to come up with a logo for the Philippine Sahana Initiative.

This was my first idea. The flame and wave stand for disasters. They form the shape of an "S" for Sahana. Coincidently, the resulting color scheme is similar to the Philippine flag's.

My second take. I added a sunflower since it was the symbol chosen by Sahana's creators. It should look like an "I" for initiative. It can also be reversed to become an exclamation point to denote disaster.

The sunflower in the previous logo looked detached and out of place. Here, I replaced the yellow flame with the sunflower.

My personal choice is the first logo. A sunflower would still be a good element though.

Maj and Ed voted for #3, and suggested that I make the sunflower petals longer so it does not get mistaken for a sun. Here's the modified version, with bevel and shadow effects:

The final PSI logo is an "S" (for Sahana) made up of earth (represented by the sunflower, which is also a symbol associated with Sahana) , fire (flame), and water (wave) - elements normally involved in disasters.