Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Bukidnon State University installs its New RFID System

Bukidnon State University is a prestigious school in the Province of Bukidnon and also in Malaybalay City. Now that it entered its 5th year as a state university, the institution has planned out last 2007 a hi-tech system to monitor students' entry and exit and with that thought they have reached the idea of having the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) System. This system is a hi-tech process in which the students, personnel and faculty ID's will be read by a magnetic reader.

Metal detectors to monitor entry of metallic materials such as knives, guns and other things which can hurt or cause damage/s to the/an individual/s
As I went to Bukidnon State University last October 16, I had a chance to talk to the Head of the University Data Center and highly respected IT Officer Mr. Lemuel Mark Garcia to give me insights about the new system. Mr. Ramon Vincent Torres, a good friend and an instructor in BSU, came with me to also hear the great news this new system has to offer.

Mr. Garcia said that this system will be operational starting 2nd semester of School Year 2012-2013 although for students who still have their old ID's, they can still use them because it is not compulsory for them. But if one wants to avail the RFID, he/she has to get a reissuance slip and pay to the Cashier. Starting School Year 2013-2014, 1st year students will have RFIDs. The IDs of personnels and faculties are now RFIDs.

Mr. Garcia also cited that the system is still on its 1st phase. The system's 2nd phase will be an all-purpose ID which would allow a student to borrow book/s in the library, access his/her account, method of payment at the canteen and others (note: only inside the university campus.), pay tuition, etc. He also shared that its 3rd phase will be with the partnership with the leading telecommunications networks to enable a process which entails the process when a student enters the campus, the school will automatically send a message to the guardians/parents of that student to notify them that their son/daughter had entered school. He also shared an idea of using RFIDs on vehicles to monitor those entering in the school's premises.

The Main Gate which the RFID readers are installed.
Mr. Garcia also shared that the exit area will also be under the RFID system. Currently, the exit near Zeta Trading is under construction and I will return to picture it when it is finished. The gate near Bukidnon National High School is the temporary exit as of now.

LED Screen to display the faces of the person who entered the campus. Announcements will be displayed as screen savers.
I'm happy that my alumni university is now entering its modern age. With this RFID System, I'm hopeful that BSU will be a secured school and probably the most modern school in the province. Let us welcome the system with great pride and joy and this is to show that Bukidnon State University really is "A Special Place for Teaching and Learning"! Kudos BSU!!

Special Thanks to Sir Mark Garcia for entrusting me his knowledge and ideas about the university's new hi-tech system and also to Sir Ramon Torres for accompanying me.

Bukidnon State University's New RFID System
October 16, 2012
BSU Entrance Lobby
Malaybalay City, Bukidnon

Monday, October 1, 2012

More Facts About Malaybalay City

"The City in the Forest"
"Cool Weather, Warm People"

Number of Barangays: 46
Major Barangay: Poblacion (which is further divided into 11 barangays)
Income Classification: 1st Class Component City
Establishment (as a municipality): October 19, 1907
Cityhood: February 11, 1998 by virtue of Republic Act 8490
Population (2010): 153, 085

Malaybalay City is the capital and administrative center of the Province of Bukidnon. It is the first political unit of Bukidnon to become a city. It is bounded in the north by the Municipality of Impasug-ong, west by the Municipality of Lantapan, east by the Municipalities of Cabanglasan and La Paz (Agusan del Sur), and by the Municipality of San Fernando and Valencia City in the south.

The city has its official website which is which showcases everything about the city.

The city has an average elevation of 622 meters above sea level ( 2, 040.68 feet) and has a total land area of 108, 259 hectares (984.38 km²) - the 2nd largest political unit of the province after Impasug-ong. The highest point is at the city's jurisdiction of the Mt. Kitanglad Range National Park.

The city's 46 barangays are classified into 5 districts namely:


Map of Malaybalay City showing its districts.
North Highway (Green)
Poblacion (Violet)
South Highway (Yellow)
Upper Pulangi (Blue)
Basakan (Red)

Such districts are established to ease the administration of the huge city. The following list shows the barangays with their corresponding districts.

1. Barangay 1
2. Barangay 2
3. Barangay 3
4. Barangay 4
5. Barangay 5
6. Barangay 6
7. Barangay 7
8. Barangay 8
9. Barangay 9
10. Barangay 10
11. Barangay 11
12. Barangay Casisang
13. Barangay Sumpong

1. Barangay Can-ayan
2. Barangay Capitan Angel
3. Barangay Dalwangan
4. Barangay Imbayao
5. Barangay Kalasungay
6. Barangay Kibalabag
7. Barangay Manalog
8. Barangay Patpat

1. Barangay Aglayan
2. Barangay Bangcud
3. Barangay Cabangahan
4. Barangay Laguitas
5. Barangay Magsaysay
6. Barangay Mapayag
7. Barangay San Jose

1. Barangay Apo Macote
2. Barangay Linabo
3. Barangay Maligaya
4. Barangay Managok
5. Barangay Miglamin
6. Barangay San Martin
7. Barangay Santo NiƱo
8. Barangay Simaya
9. Barangay Sinanglanan
10. Barangay Violeta

1. Barangay Busdi
2. Barangay Caburacanan
3. Barangay Indalasa
4. Barangay Kulaman
5. Barangay Mapulo
6. Barangay Silae
7. Barangay St. Peter
8. Barangay Zamboanguita

Malaybalay's demography classifies 11 urban barangays, 7 urbanizing barangays and 28 rural barangays. These are:

  • Barangays 1- 11

  • Barangay Aglayan
  • Barangay Bangcud
  • Barangay Casisang
  • Barangay Kalasungay
  • Barangay Linabo
  • Barangay Managok
  • Barangay Sumpong
The rest are rural barangays.

Political Map of Malaybalay City showing its component barangays.

The Top 10 Largest Barangays of the City based on 2010 Census of Population are as follows:

1. Barangay Casisang - 22, 230
2. Barangay Sumpong - 8, 335
3. Barangay 9 - 7, 817
4. Barangay Kalasungay - 7, 456
5. Barangay Managok - 6, 719
6. Barangay Aglayan - 6, 205
7. Barangay Linabo - 6, 193
8. Barangay Dalwangan - 6, 112
9. Barangay San Jose - 5, 640
10. Barangay 1 - 4, 992

Malaybalay City is indeed a nice city. I have lived here ever since I was born. I love this city and I will always be proud of it. KUDOS MALAYBALAY CITY!

More Facts of Malaybalay City
Note: Own research and based also on the City's website
Come and Experience Malaybalay City!!