STIES X: The 10th Southern Tagalog Industrial Engineering Seminar


Jack of All Trades – this exemplifies the advantage of Industrial Engineers in the industry and the society. Marking its tenth year, the Southern Tagalog Industrial Engineering Seminar (STIES) goes beyond its limits by promoting Industrial Engineering principles in different fields of the industry.

Presented by the University of the Philippines Los Baños Industrial Engineering Students’ Organization (UPLB IESO) in cooperation with the UPLB Department of Industrial Engineering, comes STIES X with the theme “DIVIDE AND CONQUER: Adapting to Every Industry, Equipped with Proficiency.”

STIES is a one-day annual event which aims to provide educative discussions between the speakers and the audience. Through the seminar, the students will be equipped with knowledge from the firsthand experiences of reputable speakers in the industry, which cannot be acquired in classes.

This year’s STIES stands out from the past versions of the seminar because it will give Industrial Engineering students a new perspective in the application of IEs in the industry. Taking STIES to the next level, the seminar comes with a set of concurrent breakout sessions in order to further raise the awareness of specific roles of Industrial Engineers in the different fields and industries.

The breakout sessions will be dealing with topics such as Financial Services, Healthcare, Aviation, Information Technology, Data Science, Agriculture, Food Manufacturing, and Logistics.

The aforementioned topics will be presented by different speakers who excel in their respective fields in the industry:

  • Ms. Chris Evert Dela Cruz – Demand Manager at Watsons Personal Care Stores
  • Mr. Lope Doromal, Jr. – Chief Technology Officer at IBM
  • Mr. Jose Marie Saballero – Financial Advisor at Sunlife Philippines
  • Mr. Miko David – Co-Founder of David & Golyat
  • Ms. Contessa PreclaroBagro – Operations and Startup/ Production Manager at Nestle Philippines
  • Mr. Timothy Quiros – Data Engineer at Lamudi Philippines
  • Mr. Mathew Tamaray – General Manager – Corporate Planning at GMG Airlines

Aside from series of lectures and breakout sessions in the seminar, fun and informative activities will also be held wherein the participating schools can enjoy the camaraderie and friendly competition. One of the highlights of the seminar is the Mr. and Ms. STIES 2018 Pageant portion, wherein candidates from the participating schools will be vying for the crown.

For nine years, with approximately 1,200 annual participants, over 20 universities and state colleges from all over CALABARZON have participated in the seminar. Industrial Engineering Students from the following schools are to gather on this annual occasion:

  • University of Batangas – Lipa
  • Christian College of Tanauan
  • St. Anne College Lucena
  • Lyceum of the Philippines University Laguna
  • Polytechnic University of the Philippines Sto. Tomas
  • Westmead International School
  • Cavite State University
  • University of Perpetual Help System – JoneltaBiñan, Laguna
  • San Pedro College of Business Administration
  • University of Perpetual Help System – Dalta Calamba
  • Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation
  • Colegio De San Juan De Letran – Calamba
  • De La Salle University – Dasmariñas
  • First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities Colleges
  • Quezon City Polytechnic University
  • Technological Institute of the Philippines – Manila
  • University of Perpetual Help System – GMA, Cavite
  • La Consolacion University Philippines
  • University of the Philippines Los Baños

STIES X will be headed by UPLB IESO’s very own members: Franchesca Maye Rubang for Program, Jin Kershey Andres for Secretariat, ZharinaIzabel Gurion for Logistics, Ivy Danielle Sabaria for Finance, and James Dwight Dorongon for Marketing.

The UPLB IESO recognizes that the organization is not alone in its endeavors in conducting STIES X. It extends its deepest gratitude to the following sponsors for their generous support:


  • Ask Lex PH


  • Monde Nissin
  • Philippine Airlines – Express
  • Aspire Philippines
  • Kezar3D
  • Nestlé Philippines
  • La Pacita
  • Sheila May’s Blossoms Flower and Gift Shop
  • Sweet Keish
  • Big D’s Ramen House
  • V-Lounge Spa
  • Rhosignatures Printing Services


  • Bestprint Services


  • Cross Over Mix Cuisine
  • Gramma’s Treat at Go BALD
  • Eat-Sumo Teri Haus
  • Wings Ave. Elbi


  • UPLB IESO Executive ‘16 – ‘17
  • John Paul Obias
  • SharaGiezl Estrella
  • Ann Catherine Marasigan
  • Christian Balanquit
  • Threb Gabriel Cartabio
  • Samantha Marquez
  • Mari Hazel Aguila
  • MaebelleAralar

The event will be held this coming September 29 and October 13 at the D.L. Umali Hall, University of the Philippines Los Baños from 8 AM to 5 PM.

For more inquiries and update, you may like and follow the official social media accounts of STIES and UPLB IESO:

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See you on STIES X!