From the looks of it, UP Ibalon Bicol’s first project-–the UPCAT review — pushes through without hitches. As of the last meeting, May 19, 2008, most of the invitations to speakers and participants had been out. The program for the June 14 live seminar was finalized. Eden Borja-Fernando had allowed us to use her Plaza Medica lecture hall for a venue. Butch Robredo and Ann Mariano also laid to rest any money concerns.
Initially, the activities may appear varsitarian-level. But we have all the time in the world to bring it to the next level—by leveraging the resurgent power of the Web. Our balikbayan engineer, Pitoy Moreno, and our professional teacher and part-time reviewer, Dulce Bernardo have shared the burden of reviewing and providing answers to the sample exam materials that UP Pahinungud unselfishly gave us. (Through, this blog we extend our gratitude to UP Pahinungud for the generosity). After Pitoy and Dulce clear the review materials, Totoy Badiola will have the materials digitized. And before we release them for public access, we will store them temporarily in a member-only website for everyone’s scrutiny online. We are also preparing to buy our own Internet domain and register a PayPal account, so in no time, upibalon.com or upibalon.org shall be born to blaze the Web as it hosts our online UPCAT Review Site.