Technological Institute of the Philippines

T.I.P. QC students set to participate in Aboitiz Future Leaders Business Summit

Three engineering students from the Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.) Quezon City were chosen as delegates to the upcoming 11th Aboitiz Future Leaders Business Summit (AFLBS) to be held on November 3 to 5, 2016 in Cebu City. (In photo from left to right) Erwin Zaplan, Cedric dela Cruz, and Juan Miguel Dinglasan will be representing T.I.P. in the said summit.

The AFLBS is an annual gathering of select delegates from various colleges and universities in the Philippines. In the summit, participants will take part in different activities that aim to equip them with takeaways on business and leadership that could help them in their future careers. The AFLBS aims to prepare student delegates for the corporate world and help them realize their role in nation-building.

All three chosen T.I.P. students attending the AFLBS are graduating engineering students of various programs and are active members and leaders of different student organizations.

Dela Cruz, 5th year Electronics Engineering student, was president of the Pasig Achievers Leo Club and Member of the Board of Directors of the Leo Club Philippines Multiple District 301-D2. He experienced volunteering for various projects such as the Liter of Light Project by MyShelter Foundation and Feeding the Hunger Centennial Challenge Project. He was a 2014 Aboitiz College Scholarship Program Grantee (ACSP) and was a delegate in the Ninoy & Cory Aquino Leadership Journey in 2014.

Meanwhile, Dinglasan, who is also in his 5th year in Industrial Engineering, was T.I.P.’s delegate to the 18th Ayala Young Leaders Congress (AYLC) held last February 2016. An active student leader, he is currently the president of the Organization of Industrial Engineering Students (ORIENTS) and the T.I.P. Department Student Council – Industrial Engineering (DSC-IE). He is also the director for activities of the Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers (PIIE) – National Student Chapter and director of the Rotaract Club of the Rotary Club of Downtown Manila (RCDM) Scholars, among others.

Also well-experienced in leadership duties and volunteering is Zaplan, 5th year Civil Engineering student and the current president of the T.I.P. Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE). He was the former vice president of the T.I.P. Department Student Council – Civil Engineering (DSCE) and former president of the T.I.P. Society of Scholars (SOS). Aside from volunteering for the Habitat for Humanity in 2013, Zaplan has also exemplified academic excellence through the years. He was a scholar of T.I.P. from 2012 to 2014 and the Scholarship and Youth Development Program of the Quezon City government in 2012. Zaplan is a nominee in the ongoing search for the 2016 Most Outstanding Civil Engineering Students by PICE.

Dela Cruz, Dinglasan, and Zaplan are set to join the other 87 delegates of the AFLBS and participate in plenary discussions, teambuilding exercises, and team challenges that will teach them basic leadership and management strategies and help develop them into becoming effective leaders in the future.