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June 2013 – myBÜ | The Official Blog Site of Baliuag University


Are you App-dated?

We totally bid our goodbyes to black and white screens; rubber keypads and bulky cellular phones, the age of hi-tech phones have come. The world indeed became more interesting but, extraordinarily complex and technical – we now have 3 platforms for our phones namely, iOS, Android and Blackberry. These platforms allow users to express themselves. With the popular rise of the hi-tech phones, it was only natural to merge the mobile accessibility with software applications. Not  only are the users able to update away from their PC, they are also able to create bigger and better opportunities for businesses, education and all of the industry, so to speak.

Here are some of the must-have mobile applications for your phones:





–  PhotoSynth is a really great panorama app; it’s user-friendly and fun to use, especially when watching your panoramas take shape while you capture them.


– Wikipanion is a freebie which gives you quick access to article sections, in-article search, viewing options, bookmarking, and the ability to tweet about whatever odd fact you’ve just unearthed.




Quickoffice Pro

– Quickoffice Pro is a powerful productivity suite allows you to create or edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents, as well as PDF files. Quickoffice even lets you edit formulas in your spreadsheets, make presentations from your phone.



– Snapseed makes it easy to do a lot more than just basic sizing, rotating and cropping. Seven different filters — including black and white, vintage and grunge — can add a dose of style or make your brand-new photo look like you took it on an old-school camera.


Header-NAtivaNavita Translator

– With support for 60 languages and counting, Navita Translator is a very handy app. You type in the text you want to translate, or you can grab it from an email, a website, or a text message. Select your language and tap the Translate button to get a text translation.



– Here’s a music-streaming app that provides commercial-free playlists to suit your activity or mood. You kick off by selecting the category, whether you want work out music, something for epic walking, or music for reading the paper. There are choices to suit any mood, and each playlist has been expertly curated. You can share your favorite playlists via social media and you can find links to buy the songs you like.


Roll the credits


It was only last year when I, a fresh graduate of Baliuag University, decided to carve my own career path here in Manila. Armed with a college degree and good values taught by my parents, I applied for a Marketing post here at AppLabs Digital Studios, Inc. I was interviewed and hired on the same day. My probationary employment was a sweet blessing from God. My journey though was not always on a red carpet. I was ushered into the real classroom where not only my skills were tested, but my character and attitude as well. My work then often included long, tedious hours of brainstorming, organizing company events, and team meetings. I was transferred to different departments, but from my view point, those transfers were beneficial and served as my passport to where I am now. From being a Marketing Assistant for Social Media to Executive Assistant to the Chairman, I now serve this company as Associate Account Executive for the Sales Team. My job includes meeting with and taking care of clients, among others.

I currently handle all the partners of our company including MyPhone, Batibot, WWF-Philippines, SM Cyberzone and Infochat. Our company creates different apps for our clients while I take the task of delivering the finished product to them. In addition, I am responsible for drafting documents such as Memorandum of Agreement, app proposals and cost estimation.

I am very grateful to my dear alma mater because it served as my stepping stone to achieve this luck. I believe that all things that I’ve learned from my professors not only in academic terms but also in dealing with both personal and professional relationships honed me to be a better individual.

To all students, who are striving their best to finish their studies, always remember that your sacrifices will bear fruit after you graduate.



Francis Kong, a renowned Motivational Speaker in the country, said it well in his column, and I quote:

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Tenacity is the key.”

There are those who believe that with luck alone, one can be successful. This is not true. Success is never a one-shot deal. Then there are also those who believe that if you believe, visualize and dream enough, you will be successful. Of course, one must not limit their thoughts to the confinement of dreams. Dream great but wake up and do the work that needs to be done.

At the end of the day, the one who wakes up a little earlier, works a little late, studies and learns new things every day, who is dedicated to his work, faithful to his family, connects with God in an intimate way and tenaciously deal with all the downturns in life – will emerge successful.

Lea Clarisse Mae P. Labao
Associate Account Executive
AppLabs Digital Studios Inc.


Keep Calm and Discover the Best



Tip # 1


Your registration form states your class schedules and room assignments.


TIP # 2


Often visit our official website www.baliuagu.edu.ph so you may discover more about our University.


TIP # 3


Always read announcements on bulletin boards and/or our online pages (facebook.com/BaliuagU and twitter.com/baliuagu).


TIP # 4


If you may be having a hard time adjusting on this brand new world, don’t hesitate to ask around (Information, Students Affairs, Dean’s Offices, etc.)


TIP # 5


Join the different student orgs. Win friends and make the most out of the BU Campus Life.


We are K-12 ready


In an age of rapid technological advances, a strong educational program is essential for a certain country in order to produce globally competent graduates. As of now, our country is not educating enough technologically skilled and knowledgeable workers, a situation that will compromise our competitive advantage in an increasingly global economy. To support a vision of global competency which ensures that all students receive high quality instruction, the Department of Education recommends — K-12. K to 12 is defined as kindergarten to the 12 years of combined elementary and high school education. Having that into context, Baliuag University is K-12 ready. Not to mention that our University, particularly, is the host school for the week-long bridge program this summer — to prepare education practitioners on this breakthrough.