The Mindanao State University seal was created by an anonymous student with a very good sense of culture and vision. The three rays on top stand for the Mindanao, Sulu and Palawan (MINSUPALA) regions which were the main thrust of MSU at its inception. The lamp in the middle signifies the light with which to guide the people in their quest for knowledge. Finally the fish and the okir symbols around the lamp along with the color scheme represent the unique and impressive culture of the Maranaos in the area surrounding the Mindanao State University.
Himno ng Pamantasang Mindanao
Music: Lucio San Pedro
Lyrics: Angelito Flores
Silahis ang katulad mong
Nagsabog ng liwanag,
Ng pag-asa't hangarin
Ang pook ng Mindanao
Nang ikaw'y isilang
Na dakila ang hangad.
Ang buhay at pag-ibig,
Sa kanya'y iaalay
Saan man naroon ay
Monday, November 24, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
The GMN is for anyone who had been a student, alumnus, or employee of any of the campuses of the Mindanao State University.
To join GMN, go to http://msualumni.ning.com.../
The Global MSUans Network is the best medium in our efforts to interconnect MSUans worldwide. It's now the most visited as compared to the previous websites of the same vision that we developed. Why? Because the GMN is not only a website but a social networking site, a professional tool that an MSUan can use in tracking former classmates, schoolmates, dormmates, professors and friends -- tools such as chat, discussion forum, photo, video, music, events calendar, private and public messaging, blogging, and most of all, the capacity to automatically make personal webpage for one who signs up. The personal webpage that is generated is intertwined with the main GMN front- and back-end systems.
Connecting with MSUans is made more interesting with the ability to associate faces with names because subscribers are only anxious to upload their individual and group photos as well as videos and music to share with the MSUans. Clicking the MEMBERS link will bring you to the Members page which displays the list of subscribers complete with the details of his/her MSUanship.
We now have 552 members, 1663 photos, 33 videos, 110 songs, 96 forum topics, 13 events, 79 blog posts, 26 groups...and still growing.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Foods that contain melamine should be avoided like dairy product.
I don't want to discourage people to eat or consume this product but I want to warn them to watch what should they take. We are not aware of this unless we have encounter the sickness that melamine inject to us.
We don't want that our children the future of tomorrow will be at the risk of what we give to them. Prevention is the best cure of all the sickness...
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Etymology of melamine is come from German word coined by combining the names of 2 other chemical products: Melam (a distillation derivative of ammonium thiocyanate) and Amin.
Melamine by itself is nontoxic in low doses, but when combined with cyanuric acid it can cause fatal kidney stones due to the formation of an insoluble melamine cyanurate. Melamine is described as being "Harmful if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Chronic exposure may cause cancer or reproductive damage. Eye, skin and respiratory irritant.” However, the toxic dose is on a par with common table salt with an LD50 of more than 3 grams per kilogram of bodyweight. FDA scientists explained that when melamine and cyanuric acid are absorbed into the bloodstream, they concentrate and interact in the urine-filled renal microtubules, then crystallize and form large numbers of round, yellow crystals, which in turn block and damage the renal cells that line the tubes, causing the kidneys to malfunction.
Beware of some product that is affected by Melamine.