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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Elvin Joseph Sanico was one of the best professors I was privileged to have at the UP National Institute of Physics in Diliman. His use of the continuity equation for steady one-dimensional flow to prove the "silent waters run deep" axiom was really cool!
In loving memory of CPT Mario B. Mortega Sr., USAFFE, VET (1920-2004)
Usecase Diagrams
Thursday, Dec 17, 2009, 7:01 PM
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Tuesday, Nov 17, 2009, 11:14 PM
Fedora 12 has been released:

Congratulations to the Fedora Project!
Tuesday, Nov 17, 2009, 12:00 AM
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Mel Chua
Monday, Nov 16, 2009, 11:32 PM

Magie, Herson, and I met with fellow Fedora Ambassador (and Red Hat Community Architecture team member) Mel Chua tonight at the University of the Philippines Techno Hub in Quezon City.

After dinner at Razon's (thanks Mel!), we chanced upon Herson's fraternity brod (and Mozilla Philippines Community organizer) Regnard Raquedan at the Coffee Bean (thanks Maj!).

Thanks for coordinating the meet up Herson! It was great to have some face time with comrades in Open Source.
Sunday, Nov 15, 2009, 8:52 AM
With my growing responsibilities at home and at work, I can no longer maintain by myself. It was supposed to be a family-driven site, but Facebook seems to have sucked in everyone.

In any case, I am now redirecting here. Perhaps it can be resurrected in the future, when enough people regain the interest to tend to it.
Sunday, Nov 15, 2009, 7:10 AM
Psylocke is taking the Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute Scholarship exam at the Jose Rizal University in Mandaluyong today. Good luck Psy!
Sunday, Sep 20, 2009, 5:00 AM
Psylocke will take the Ateneo College Entrance Test today. Kayang kaya mo yan Psy!
Saturday, Aug 1, 2009, 5:00 AM
Psylocke will take the University of the Philippines College Admission Test at the UP Law Center in Diliman from 6:30 AM to 12:30 AM today. Kaya mo yan Psy!
Corazon Aquino (1933-2009)
Saturday, Aug 1, 2009, 3:18 AM
Thursday, Jul 23, 2009, 11:51 AM
We found our car's right rear tire deflated as we entered our subdivision's community parking lot this morning. Phoenix and I ended up commuting to her school. Good thing our neighbor had a compressor. I was able to borrow it and inflate the tire before fetching Phoenix. I'll have the tire examined later just to be sure.
Magtanggol Plaridel
Wednesday, Jul 22, 2009, 12:00 AM
Today is my brother's 20th birthday. Happy Birthday Tanggol!
Google Chrome OS
Thursday, Jul 9, 2009, 10:24 AM
I can't wait to see how this pans out:

Introducing the Google Chrome OS
7/07/2009 09:37:00 PM

It's been an exciting nine months since we launched the Google Chrome browser. Already, over 30 million people use it regularly. We designed Google Chrome for people who live on the web — searching for information, checking email, catching up on the news, shopping or just staying in touch with friends. However, the operating systems that browsers run on were designed in an era where there was no web. So today, we're announcing a new project that's a natural extension of Google Chrome — the Google Chrome Operating System. It's our attempt to re-think what operating systems should be.

Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Later this year we will open-source its code, and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010. Because we're already talking to partners about the project, and we'll soon be working with the open source community, we wanted to share our vision now so everyone understands what we are trying to achieve.

Speed, simplicity and security are the key aspects of Google Chrome OS. We're designing the OS to be fast and lightweight, to start up and get you onto the web in a few seconds. The user interface is minimal to stay out of your way, and most of the user experience takes place on the web. And as we did for the Google Chrome browser, we are going back to the basics and completely redesigning the underlying security architecture of the OS so that users don't have to deal with viruses, malware and security updates. It should just work.

Google Chrome OS will run on both x86 as well as ARM chips and we are working with multiple OEMs to bring a number of netbooks to market next year. The software architecture is simple — Google Chrome running within a new windowing system on top of a Linux kernel. For application developers, the web is the platform. All web-based applications will automatically work and new applications can be written using your favorite web technologies. And of course, these apps will run not only on Google Chrome OS, but on any standards-based browser on Windows, Mac and Linux thereby giving developers the largest user base of any platform.

Google Chrome OS is a new project, separate from Android. Android was designed from the beginning to work across a variety of devices from phones to set-top boxes to netbooks. Google Chrome OS is being created for people who spend most of their time on the web, and is being designed to power computers ranging from small netbooks to full-size desktop systems. While there are areas where Google Chrome OS and Android overlap, we believe choice will drive innovation for the benefit of everyone, including Google.

We hear a lot from our users and their message is clear — computers need to get better. People want to get to their email instantly, without wasting time waiting for their computers to boot and browsers to start up. They want their computers to always run as fast as when they first bought them. They want their data to be accessible to them wherever they are and not have to worry about losing their computer or forgetting to back up files. Even more importantly, they don't want to spend hours configuring their computers to work with every new piece of hardware, or have to worry about constant software updates. And any time our users have a better computing experience, Google benefits as well by having happier users who are more likely to spend time on the Internet.

We have a lot of work to do, and we're definitely going to need a lot of help from the open source community to accomplish this vision. We're excited for what's to come and we hope you are too. Stay tuned for more updates in the fall and have a great summer.

Update on 7/8/2009: We have posted an FAQ on the Google Chrome Blog.

Posted by Sundar Pichai, VP Product Management and Linus Upson, Engineering Director
Michael Jackson (1958-2009)
Thursday, Jun 25, 2009, 11:57 PM
In our darkest hour
In my deepest despair
Will you still care?
Will you be there?
In my trials
And my tribulations
Through our doubts
And frustrations
In my violence
In my turbulence
Through my fear
And my confessions
In my anguish and my pain
Through my joy and my sorrow
In the promise of another tomorrow
I'll never let you part
For you're always in my heart.
Monday, Jun 22, 2009, 12:00 AM
Today is Sen. Jovito Salonga's birthday. Happy Birthday Sir!
Father's Day
Sunday, Jun 21, 2009, 11:00 PM
It has been a busy father's day!

Greet family and friends
Change spark plugs
Fix car audio amplifier
Go to church
Celebrate with Maj, Psy, and Pyx
Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009, 12:00 AM
Today is Eddie Salonga's birthday. Happy Birthday Ed!
Rebecca Arcega (1951-2009)
Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009, 3:00 PM
Ed, Maj and I paid our last respects to Becky Arcega at the Loyola Memorial Chapel in Guadalupe, Makati City. Becky was a good friend from way back during the BBS days.
Friday, May 8, 2009, 12:00 AM
Personal Information Sheet

Barangay Palasinan, Cabiao, Nueva Ecija

I. Personal Circumstances

Date of BirthNovember 9, 1946Height5'61/2"
Place of BirthPalasinan, Cabiao, Nueva EcijaWeight150 lbs.
CitenshipFilipinoSSS No.03-3996839-2
Civil StatusMarriedTIN105-885-052

II. Educational Background

CollegeUniversity of the East
AB Political Science
High SchoolCabiao High School1958-1962
ElementaryCabiao Elementary School1953-1957

III. Work Experiences

2006-2008Managing Editor
Tanod Newspaper
Tanod Publishing, Inc.
2003-2006Contributing Editor
Bandera at Tumbok
Inquirer Publications, Inc.
Kabayan Newspaper
Sister publication of the Manila Times
Panitikan Series
University Press
Ateneo de Manila University
Pilosopong Tasyo Newsmagazine
1991-1994Managing Editor
Tinig ng Barangay
A weekly community newspaper in Naga City
Filipino newspaper published by Manila Chronicle
News Editor
Diyaryo Filipino
1st broadsheet newspaper published in Filipino after Martial Law; sister publication of the English newspaper Daily Globe
1987-1989Managing Editor
Monica Publishing Corp.
1981-1983Deskman/Editorial Writer
People's Journal Taliba
Philippine Journalists, Inc.
Associate Editor
Observer Magazine
Philippine Journalists, Inc.
1977-1980Editorial Director
Aklat Adarna
Children's Communication Center, Inc.
Editorial Consultant
Natural Resources Management Center
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
Nutrition Center Press
Nutrition Center Publishing Corporation
Senior Editor
Research and Analysis Center
An agency of the Ministry of Public Information
Copy Editor
Sagisag Magazine
A publication of Research and Analysis Center
Lino Brocka Presents
A Channel 2 program
Aawitan Kita
A Channel 9 program
Associate Editor
various publications
Communications Foundation for Asia
books and literary publications
Konsensus, Inc.
Managing Editor
Bataan Mail
A weekly publication of Bataan province
Pilipino Star
Published by businessman Andrew Go

IV. Fellowships

2001-2002National Fellow for PoetryUniversity of the Philippines Creative Writing Center
1989Writer in ResidenceUniversity of the Philippines Summer Writers Workshop
1969-1971FellowSiliman Writers Group
Fellow of the Literary WorkshopAteneo de Manila University

V. Organization Memberships

2001-2004MemberNational Press Club
1998Lifetime MemberWriters Union of the Philippines
1982MemberScreenwriters Guild of the Philippines
1975Founding MemberPhilippine Scriptwriters, Inc.
1971Founding MemberPanulat Para Sa Kaunlaran Ng Sambayanan

VI. Awards & Distinctions

2013First Gawad Dangal ni BalagtasKomisyon sa Wikang Filipino
Natatanging KabyawenyoMunicipality of Cabiao, Nueva Ecija
1999First Prize, PoetryPalanca Memorial Awards for Literature
First Prize, Essay
1998Gintong Aklat Award for PoetryBook Development Association of the Philippines
National Book Award for PoetryManila Critics Circle
Gawad Pambansang Alagad Ni BalagtasWriters Union of the Philippines
1996Gawad Manuel L. QuezonGovernment of Quezon City
Taliba Ng Inang Wika for Poetry and Short Story
Outstanding Citizen of CabiaoDILG Local Government Unit, Cabiao, Nueva Ecija
1994Third Prize, Short StoryLiwayway Publishing-Pagcor Literary Awards
1990Natatanging Anak ng Nueva Ecija AwardCentral Luzon State University
1986National Book Award for PoetryManila Critics Circle
1980-19853 Major Awards, Poetry and Short StoryPalanca Memorial Awards for Literature
Grand Prize, Epic Narrative
Pingkian: Tulang Kasaysayan
Cultural Center of the Philippines Literary Competition
Second Prize
Editorial Writing Contest
Department of Public Information and DECS
First Prize (Poet of the Year)
Talaang Ginto sa Tula
Surian ng Wikang Pambansa
1970-19792 First Prizes, PoetryPalanca Memorial Awards for Literature
First Prize, Poetry
CCP Literary Contest
Cultural Center of the Philippines
2 Second Prizes, PoetryPalanca Memorial Awards for Literature
Third Prize, Poetry
Balagtas Literary Awards
Samahang Balagtas of Bulacan
Grand Prize, Poetry
Loyola Poetry Contest
Loyola Group of Companies
1969Outstanding Writer of the YearUniversity of the East

VII. Books Authored/Published

2015"Lilok ng Lilo"University Press
Ateneo de Manila University
2014"Tingin sa Tingi"
Mga Obserbasyon sa Bisyon at Bisyo ng Pinoy
University Press
Ateneo de Manila University
2013"Doble Tres, Doble Uno"
33 Sanaysay sa Pamilya at Lipunang Filipino
University Press
Ateneo de Manila University
2013"Aklat ng Ulat"
Mga Sanaysay sa Pamamahayag
University Press
Ateneo de Manila University
2012"Alitaptap sa Gabing Maunos"
Mga Kuwento
University Press
Ateneo de Manila University
2006"Sansiglong Mahigit ng Makabagong Tula sa Filipinas"
Anvil Publishing, Inc.
1997"Pingkian At Apat Pang Aklat Ng Tunggalian"
(Collected Poems)
University Press
Ateneo de Manila University
1992"Rebanse: Sanaysay at Kuwento"Anvil Publishing House
"Bakasyon Sa Paraiso"
Don Bosco Salesiana Publishing House
1986"Pagsalubong Sa Habagat"Aklat Peskador
Kaunlaran Press
1980"Hagkis Ng Talahib"
(Poems of a Decade)
Aklat Peskador
Kaunlaran Press

VIII. Translation Works

Counts among his book translations the works of the following:

1990-2005Gabriel Garcia MarquezFederico Garcia Lorca
Rabindranath TagoreSalvatore Quasimodo
Dylan ThomasOctavio Paz
Rainier Maria RilkeLeopoldo Senghor
Usman Awang
1981"Ang Yaman Ng Agra"Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Sign Of Four"
1978"Daigdig Sa Laot"Ernest Hemmingway's "The Old Man And The Sea"
1974"Epiko"Guillermo C. De Vega's "Ferdinand E. Marcos: An Epic"

IX. Works As Screenwriter

1976"Insiang"The first Filipino film featured at the Cannes Film Festival, directed by the late Lino Brocka and produced by CineManila Corporation
1977"Bubungang Lata" and "Ang Bilanggo"Teleplays in "Lino Brocka Presents" of Channel 2
"Paa Ng Hayop"Teleplay: A special presentation of "Aawitan Kita" of Channel 9
"Sekretaryang Walang Silya"Screenplay
"Tatlong Mukha Ng Daigdig"Screenplay

IX. Anthologies

Stories, essays, poems and criticisms were published in various literary magazines and anthologies

1990-2001"Regional Literature"Anvil Publishing House
"Likhaan" (Volumes I and II)Creative Writing Center
University of the Philippines Press
"Talaang Ginto: Gawad Surian Sa Tula"Komisyon Ng Wikang Filipino
"Antolohiya Ng Mga Nagwaging Akda"Palanca Foundation-Anvil Publishing House
1981-1989"Kamao: Tula Ng Protesta"Cultural Center of the Philippines
"Tenggara"Journal of Southeast Asian Literature
"Panitikan at Kritisismo"National Bookstore-Anvil Publishing House
"Philippine Literature: A History and Anthology"Anvil Publishing House
"Walong Dekada Ng Makabagong Tulang Pilipino"Philippine Education Company
"Manlilikha: Katipunan Ng Makabagong Tulang Tagalog"Rogelio G. Mangahas-Kadipan

Also the only writer in Filipino/Tagalog to become Editor-In-Chief of "The DAWN" (1968) which is the Official Student Publication of the University of the East.
Pacita Laurinaria (1939-2009)
Monday, Mar 30, 2009, 11:00 PM
Maj and I just got home from the wake of Pacita Laurinaria, loving mother of my student, friend, and godson Arnold. Our condolonces to the family.
Saturday, Mar 28, 2009, 12:00 AM
Today is my mother's 59th birthday. Happy Birthday Nanay!
Sunday, Mar 22, 2009, 10:00 AM
Today is my sister's 31st birthday. Happy Birthday Rays!
Fedora Community
Tuesday, Mar 17, 2009, 11:00 AM
What started out as an initiative to get last January 15 resulted in being assigned to Fedora Philippines today.

Fedora Philippines is being hosted by Bluepoint Foundation on a Xen VM using as interim domain.

My original request was for the delegation of to Bluepoint's DNS servers via a couple of glue and NS records.

But hey, I'll take a single A record anytime.
Francis Magalona (1964-2009)
Friday, Mar 6, 2009, 2:00 PM
Fellow Bosconian Francis Magalona joined his Creator today. Farewell Francis M, God bless Yo!
Thursday, Feb 19, 2009, 4:05 PM
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Thursday, Jan 8, 2009, 9:00 PM

It was my last day with Total Linux® batch 36 today. Every meeting for almost 3 months, Karl, Leng, Jumbz, and Rolan would blow me away with their intensity and enthusiasm for learning. I'm going to miss our marathon classes.
Free Software Foundation Files Suit Against Cisco For GPL Violations
Friday, Dec 12, 2008, 12:50 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, December 11, 2008 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced that it has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Cisco. The FSF's complaint alleges that in the course of distributing various products under the Linksys brand Cisco has violated the licenses of many programs on which the FSF holds copyright, including GCC, binutils, and the GNU C Library. In doing so, Cisco has denied its users their right to share and modify the software.

Most of these programs are licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL), and the rest are under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL). Both these licenses encourage everyone, including companies like Cisco, to modify the software as they see fit and then share it with others, under certain conditions. One of those conditions says that anyone who redistributes the software must also provide their recipients with the source code to that program. The FSF has documented many instances where Cisco has distributed licensed software but failed to provide its customers with the corresponding source code.

"Our licenses are designed to ensure that everyone who uses the software can change it," said Richard Stallman, president and founder of the FSF. "In order to exercise that right, people need the source code, and that's why our licenses require distributors to provide it. We are enforcing our licenses to protect the rights that everyone should have with all software: to use it, share it, and modify it as they see fit."

"We began working with Cisco in 2003 to help them establish a process for complying with our software licenses, and the initial changes were very promising," explained Brett Smith, licensing compliance engineer at the FSF. "Unfortunately, they never put in the effort that was necessary to finish the process, and now five years later we have still not seen a plan for compliance. As a result, we believe that legal action is the best way to restore the rights we grant to all users of our software."

"Free software developers entrust their copyrights to the FSF so we can make sure that their work is always redistributed in ways that respect user freedom," said Peter Brown, executive director of the FSF. "In the fifteen years we've spent enforcing our licenses, we've never gone to court before. We have always managed to get the companies we have worked with to take their obligations seriously. But at the end of the day, we're also willing to take the legal action necessary to ensure users have the rights that our licenses guarantee."

The complaint was filed this morning in United States District Court for the Southern District of New York by the Software Freedom Law Center, which is providing representation to the FSF in this case. The case is number 08-CV-10764 and will be heard by Judge Paul G. Gardephe. A copy of the complaint is available on the FSF web site.

About the FSF
The Free Software Foundation, founded in 1985, is dedicated to promoting computer users' right to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer programs. The FSF promotes the development and use of free (as in freedom) software -- particularly the GNU operating system and its GNU/Linux variants -- and free documentation for free software. The FSF also helps to spread awareness of the ethical and political issues of freedom in the use of software, and its Web sites, located at and, are an important source of information about GNU/Linux. Donations to support the FSF's work can be made at Its headquarters are in Boston, MA, USA.

About the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL)
The GNU General Public License (GPL) is a license for software. When a program is released under its terms, every user will have the freedom to share and change it, no matter how they get it. The GPL is the most popular free software license in the world, used by almost three quarters of all free software packages. The FSF recently updated the license to address new concerns in the free software community; version 3 of the GPL (GPLv3) was released on June 29, 2007.

About the GNU Operating System and Linux
Richard Stallman announced in September 1983 the plan to develop a free software Unix-like operating system called GNU. GNU is the only operating system developed specifically for the sake of users' freedom. See

In 1992, the essential components of GNU were complete, except for one, the kernel. When in 1992 the kernel Linux was re-released under the GNU GPL, making it free software, the combination of GNU and Linux formed a complete free operating system, which made it possible for the first time to run a PC without non-free software. This combination is the GNU/Linux system. For more explanation, see

Media Contacts
Brett Smith
Licensing Compliance Engineer
Free Software Foundation
+1 (617) 542 5942 x18
Sunday, Nov 9, 2008, 12:00 AM
My father is celebrating his 62nd birthday today. Happy Birthday Tatay!
Phoenix's 4th Birthday
Friday, Sep 19, 2008, 1:00 PM
Phoenix celebrated her 4th birthday with a Jollibee party at school today.
Wednesday, Sep 3, 2008, 12:00 AM
Today is Irene Balaoing's birthday. Happy Birthday Irene!
Marie Grace
Tuesday, Aug 26, 2008, 8:08 AM
My wife, partner, and best friend is celebrating her birthday today. Happy Birthday Magie!