By Cyrus A. Natividad


Engr. Dany C. Molina and Dr. Cirilo C. Calibjo were elected as national presidents of the Philippine Association of Engineering Schools, Inc. and of the Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers, respectively. They are the first Centralians to head these national organizations. This is also the first time since 1955 that the presidents came from non-Manila universities.

Engr. Dany C. Molina has been passionate in taking the CPU College of Engineering to greater heights.

Molina is the current dean of the CPU College of Engineering while Calibjo was a previous dean of the College of Computer Science

When Molina earned his BS Mechanical Engineering degree at Central Philippine University in 1987, he was recognized as the Most Outstanding Graduate. In October 1987, he placed 11th in the National ME Board Examinations with a rating of 92.4%. He proceeded to take his Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City in 1995 and pursue his post-masteral study with specialization on heat and power at the University of New South Wales, in Sydney, Australia in 1997.

Engr. Molina has served Central Philippine University since 1988.

Dr. Cirilo C. Calibjo, CPU alumnus and Dean of the College of Engineering and Architecture of Angeles University Foundation,
carries the CPU banner of excellence wherever he goes. Photo Credit:

Engr. Cirilo Calibjo, for his part, obtained his MS in Electrical Engineering and PhD in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of the Philippines-Diliman in 1996 and 2011, respectively. He completed his postgraduate fellowships in Computer Information Systems and Engineering at the University of South Wales, Australia in 1997 and Milwaukee School of Engineering in the United States, 2002. In 2014, the Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers of the Philippines, Inc. (IIEE) named him as the Most Outstanding Electrical Engineer in the field Education. Currently, Dr. Calibjo is the National Treasurer of IIEE. He is a Professional Electrical Engineer, ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer and an ASEAN Engineer.

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