Month: April 2013

President Fidel Ramos: “This is the challenge to our leadership today to work together for the common good and the national welfare”

Presiden Fidel Ramos received Token as inspiring Keynote Speaker at the 2012 International Conference on Business, Entrepreneurship and Management which I attended and held on January 25-26, 2012 in Manila, Philippines.

Fidel “Eddie” Valdez Ramos, GCMG (born March 18, 1928), popularly known as FVR, was the 12th President of the Philippines from 1992 to 1998. During his six years in office, Ramos was widely credited and admired by many for revitalizing and renewing international confidence in the Philippine economy.

Prior to his election as president, Ramos served in the Cabinet of President Corazon Aquino first as chief-of-staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), chief of Integrated National Police, and later on, as Secretary of National Defense from 1986 to 1991.

During the historic 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution, Ramos upon the invitation of then Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile, was hailed as a hero even though he was not part of the plan by many Filipinos for his decision to breakaway from the administration of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos and pledge allegiance and loyalty to the newly established government of President Aquino.

Under Ramos, the Philippines experienced a period of political stability and rapid economic growth and expansion, as a result of his policies and programs designed to foster national reconciliation and unity. Ramos was able to secure major peace agreements with Muslim separatists, communist insurgents and military rebels, which renewed investor confidence in the Philippine economy. Ramos also aggressively pushed for the deregulation of the nation’s major industries and the privatization of bad government assets. As a result of his hands-on approach to the economy, the Philippines was dubbed by various internationally as Asia’s Next Economic Tiger.

However, the momentum in the economic gains made under his administration was briefly interrupted during the onset of the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis. Nevertheless, during the last year of the term, the economy managed to make a rebound since it was not severely hit by the crisis as compared to other Asian economies. He also oversaw the Philippine Centennial Independence celebrations in 1998.

Telepon Seluler dan Budaya Terbang: Bukan Hanya Masalah Uang, Namun Juga Pikiran Yang Timpang

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Nostalgia: Kondisi Jalan Lingkar Nagreg 01Sep10

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Engineers … are not superhuman. They make mistakes in their assumptions, in their calculations, in their conclusions. That they make mistakes is forgivable; that they catch them is imperative. Thus it is the essence of modern engineering not only to be able to check one’s own work but also to have one’s work checked and to be able to check the work of others.
Henry Petroski
To Engineer Is Human. Engineers Creed

Family Bonding: Kunjungan Ke Bendungan Jatiluhur

Waduk Jatiluhur terletak di Kecamatan Jatiluhur, Kabupaten Purwakarta, Provinsi Jawa Barat (±9 km dari pusat Kota Purwakarta).Bendungan Jatiluhur adalah bendungan terbesar di Indonesia. Bendungan itu dinamakan oleh pemerintah Waduk Ir. H. Juanda, dengan panorama danau yang luasnya 8.300 ha. Bendungan ini mulai dibangun sejak tahun 1957 oleh kontraktor asal Perancis, dengan potensi air yang tersedia sebesar 12,9 miliar m3 / tahun dan merupakan waduk serbaguna pertama di Indonesia.
Di dalam Waduk Jatiluhur, terpasang 6 unit turbin dengan daya terpasang 187 MW dengan produksi tenaga listrik rata-rata 1.000 juta kwh setiap tahun, dikelola oleh Perum Jasa Tirta II.
Selain dari itu Waduk Jatiluhur memiliki fungsi penyediaan air irigasi untuk 242.000 ha sawah (dua kali tanam setahun), air baku air minum, budi daya perikanan dan pengendali banjir yang dikelola oleh Perum Jasa Trita II.
Selain berfungsi sebagai PLTA dengan sistem limpasan terbesar di dunia, kawasan Jatiluhur memiliki banyak fasilitas rekreasi yang memadai, seperi hotel dan bungalow, bar dan restaurant, lapangan tenis, bilyard, perkemahan, kolam renang dengan water slide, ruang pertemuan, sarana rekreasi dan olahraga air, playground dan fasilitas lainnya. Sarana olahraga dan rekreasi air misalnya mendayung, selancar angin, kapal pesiar, ski air, boating dan lainnya.
Di perairan Danau Jatiluhur ini juga terdapat budidaya ikan keramba jaring apung, yang menjadi daya tarik tersendiri. Di waktu siang atau dalam keheningan malam kita dapat memancing penuh ketenangan sambil menikmati ikan bakar.
Dikawasan ini pula kita dapat melihat Stasiun Satelit Bumi yang dikelola oleh PT. Indosat Tbk. (±7 km dari pusat Kota Purwakarta), sebagai alat komunikasi internasional. Jenis layanan yang disediakan antara lain international toll free service (ITFS), Indosat Calling Card (ICC), international direct dan lainnya.
Waduk Jatiluhur dapat dikunjungi melalui Jalan Tol Purbaleunyi (Purwakarta-Bandung-Cileunyi), keluar di Gerbang Tol Jatiluhur.