Posted on October 8, 2021

Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) announces 1 (one) Vacant Position for the post Science Research Specialist II in the Materials Science Division (MSD) with Item Number ITDIB-SRAS2-31-1998.

For the complete details of the said post, please click here.

Interested and qualified applicants should signify their interest in writing and attaching the Letter of Application, the Resume or Curriculum Vitae, Personal Data Sheet with Work Experience Sheet Form, official transcript of records, diploma, certificates of eligibility of board exam results, certificate of trainings, certificate of employment, service record (if applicable), Performance rating in the last rating period (if applicable), and recent 2x2 pictures, to the Human Resource Management Office, Administrative Division or send to email address, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (subject: Position_Division) on or before October 20, 2021.

by: Christine V. Ordinario

Image from PSHSS Website

A Batch 2015 alumna of Philippine Science High School – Cagayan Valley Campus (PSHS–CVC) copped the 4th spot in the October 2021 Metallurgical Engineering Licensure Examination.

Kasel V. Balubal, CVC alumna from Tuguegarao City and a Metallurgical Engineering graduate of the University of the Philippines Diliman, took the exams through face–to–face modality conducted in Manila on October 2–4, 2021.

In a virtual interview, Engr. Balubal revealed that one of the challenges she had to deal with before and during the exam was balancing her time between studying and working for a non-government organization.

She said she also became anxious about the exam, felt down, and thought she did bad that she might not even get a passing grade.

When asked about the factors that paved her way to landing fourth in the exams, she said, "My goal was only to pass. Being a topnotcher was only a low-key goal for me."

She has been away from home for nine years for her high school and college education, and she thanks her family for always being very supportive to her.

She also thanked her friends that even in the time of pandemic, she had a strong support system. Even if their engagements were limited to virtual meetings, discord calls, and online sharing of notes, she knew she was around people who understood her.

Her words of inspiration to the current Pisay students who would like to follow her path was simple but meaningful, "do the best that you are able to and don’t forget to rest. If you find it hard to believe in yourself, then believe in the people who believe in you."#

The annual selection of Philippine Science High Scholar through its National Competitive Examination (NCE) has commenced and due to the onslaught of the pandemic, an alternative selection process will be utilized for this year.

Instead of the usual NCE taken by aspiring students of PSHS, admissions shall be through the PSHS Requirement for Admission, Criteria and Evaluation (RACE).

The selection process includes two stages: (1) Determination of the applicant’s predicted NCE grade (PNG) which is based on final grades in Science and Mathematics and (2) submission of essay and academic rank at the end of Grade 5 by those who qualify.

Application can be done through online at However, the school will still accept applications for those who cannot apply online.

Grade 6 elementary pupils from a school duly recognized school by Department of Education who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for admission in Grade 7 for SY 2021-2022.

Applicants must:

  • have a final grade of 85% or better in Science and Mathematics, evidenced by the report card. If the grades in Science or Mathematics are below 85%, then, applicants must provide evidence that they belong to the upper 10% of the batch;
  • be a Filipino citizen with no pending or approved application as immigrant to any foreign country;
  • not be more than 15 years old by June 30, 2020;
  • have at least a satisfactory rating (or its equivalent) in the Character Rating reflected in the report card (SY 2019 - 2020);
  • not have taken the PSHS NCE previously; and preferably, be in good health and fit to undergo a rigorous academic program.

Deadline of application:

October 22, 2021 (private schools)
October 29, 2021 (public schools)