Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Meeting the Marist Ad Gentes

I am blessed to have met a batch of Marist Ad Gentes from different parts of the world who are here in the Philippines to undergo formation for their upcoming missionary work in one of six identified Asian countries with a very few number of Catholic Christians.

Three of these Marist Ad Gentes stayed with the Kidapawan community for their family orientation from June 1-11, 2010: Rosana Alves da Silva of Brazil, Bro. Juan Gustavo Gil, FMS and Bro. Jose Descarga, FMS both from Spain.

During these days, they experienced life in Kidapawan and stayed with their foster families: Gabo, Yecyec, and Binoya Families.

A farewell and send-off program was held last June 11, 2010 at the St. Marcellin Student Center of Notre Dame of Kidapawan College where both the Ad Gentes and their respective foster families shared experiences and exchanged messages of thanks for the blessings of each one during this more than a week of experience.

The said gathering was also graced by the presence of the Ad Gentes who stayed with the Koronadal community for their family orientation: Abel and Cristina, a couple from South Korea and Manuel of Mexico. A fellowship dinner and party where the visitors were given an experience of local foods and the exotic fruit durian ended the celebration.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

CS 113/IT 113: Computer Programming 1

Course Description

This course introduces the students to the fundamentals of logic formulation together with their implementation in the C programming language.

General Objectives

  1. Introduce C programming language to the students as a problem solving tool.
  2. Solve problems using an effective algorithm.
  3. Familiarize programming techniques translatable in other programming languages.

Credits: 4 units
Prerequisite: none
Course Requirement: Solutions to Laboratory Exercises
Laboratory Activity Sheets

Major Topics

  • Introduction to Computers
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Control Structures
  • Functions and Structured Programming
  • Arrays
  • Pointers
  • Characters and String
  • C Structures
  • C File Processing

Grading System

  • Assignments (10%)
  • Quizzes (15%)
  • Laboratory Exercises (15%)
  • Participation (10%)
  • Examination (50%)


  1. C How to Program By Deitel and Deitel
  2. Turbo C/C++ The Complete Reference by Herbert Schildt
  3. http://www.cprogramming.com/tutorial.htm

Class Policy


  • You are only allowed five absences for a 4-unit subject. If you go beyond the limit, you will be dropped from the class before the 2nd trinal or will get a failing mark during the 3rd trinal.
  • Fifteen minutes late and beyond will be considered absent. Three cases of tardiness are already considered an absence.
  • Students are responsible to contact the instructor ASAP if there are Institutional Acceptable reasons (e.g. Illness etc.).

Note: Please review what is stipulated in your Student’s Handbook regarding Class Attendance

Submission of Works

  • You are reminded to submit your requirements on time. Points will be deducted for late submission of requirements.
  • Laboratory Exercises, Quizzes, and Seatworks should be finished on time.

For other Academic Rules and Regulations, you are encouraged to read your Student’s Handbook.