NEWS 4 clicks PAHUGYAW CONTEST NURSING OATH TAKING 2008 College of Education Wins 1st Prize in Dr. Aparece dances with Education Department an energetic opening salvo ala “Vilma Santos” by teachers a Philippine Traditional Folkdance Mr. Victor Cuenco the winning entry of the Pahugyaw 2008 Pahugyaw Contest by Veronica N. Arcipe Unstoppable applause from the audience determined the winner in the UC Intramurals’ Pahugyaw contest held at the Cebu Coliseum “The Cabaret” by the High School Department on September 17, 2008. UC Main College of Education’s winning Burial comedy presentation by UC-METC a mixed nuts of cartoon characters portrayed by the entry was “Promdi in the City”, a dance-dra- Computer Science Department ma that showcased the milieu of Philippine society. Borrowing the antics from popular tele- vision characters like Anne Curtis’ Dyosa, Wowowee’s Luningning and Mariposa, the presentation blended belly dancing with tra- ditional song and dance routines from local classics such as Rosas Pandan, Pasayawa Ko, Emcee Ms. Cynthia Abellanosa announces the Day and other courtship and wedding cus- competition rules and criteria toms. College of Education Dean, Dr. Ulysses B. Dean Claro Ventic can really do acting during a Aparece and faculty members exhibited their A sweet dance number by Mr. Alao & Ms. Niñalyn performance by the Commerce Department of the Commerce Department grace and talent as they segued with the non- stop fast-paced numbers. The male faculty members had their versions of 26K from the hit game show Deal or No Deal and the macho songs of the Hagi- bis which titillated both the young and the ma- ture in the audience. The highlight of the show was the wed- AB department’s “Elements of Nature “ ding scene where all the participants danced Fashion Galore the narrative Kuradang, a folk dance that’s sourced out from Loboc, Bohol. Madame “Britney Spears” Espinosa HRM Dept. performance The concept and choreography were hit it one more time done by Ringo Cabasisi and Ryan Guantero under the supervision of Mr. Ceasar Nimor. Cabasisi and Guantero are 4th year BSED Science major. Other Pahugyaw Contest winners were the College of Commerce who took the 2nd prize, the High School Department who got the 3rd prize, while special awards were given to the College of Information and Computer Science and METC. UC Joins Education Expo in China by Windey Prado of St. Louis- Tuguegarao. This year’s expo had PASKO SA UC 2008 enjoyed a record-break- ing participation number from more than 600 well- known institutions coming from over 40 countries and regions. The exhibition cov- ered six domestic cities International Affairs Director Ms. Tiffaniy Tan with with many Foreign gov- Ms. Windey Prado and a fellow Philippine Exhibitor at the Education Expo Exhibit in Shanghai, China ernmental high-learning bodies that included the Cultural and Education Section of the The newly-opened International Af- British Embassy; German Academic fairs office of UC participated in the China Exchange Service ( DAAD); Campus Education Expo Exhibit held in Shanghai, A song and dance routine in last year’s Christmas party France; UnItalia; IDP Education Aus- China on October 22 to 26, 2008. tralia Ltd.; Spanish Institute for Foreign The International Affairs, headed by Ms. Tiffany Tan is organized to handle Trade (ICEX); New China; New Zealand With the theme “Beam Like A Child, Glitter in Delight”, the UC Christmas and develop strategic links outside the Embassy; Singapore Education; Federal Party 2008 is poised to become an unforgettable year-end activity for the Philippines in line with UC’s quest for Agency on Education; National Institute UC Community. global academic competitiveness. for International Education (NIIED); Em- Teaching and non-teaching employees of the four campuses, together The 2008 China Education Expo, with bassy of Switzerland; Japan Student Ser- with their family will converge in UC-METC campus to celebrate the its theme “Going Global For The Future” vices Organization (JASSO); Embassy of season’s festivity. Booths and exhibits will cluster around the campus to provided an appropriate avenue for UC Malaysia; Argentina-Export Foundation lend a festive atmosphere to the mammoth get-together event. to get such exposure. and the Education Section, Center for Registration starts at 2pm, with the Eucharistic Celebration to follow by International Trade Expositions and Mis- 3:30pm. A program of songs and dances will follow. UC was part of the Philippine contin- sions (CITEM) Philippines. Caroling groups from the different campus will vie for the top prize gent on its 5th-year participation of the The event was viewed as an opportu- in the Pa-Staran sa Daygon Contest. Winners of the university-wide Parol said expo. nity for UC to expand its presence in the Contest will be displayed around the stage area. The Center for International Trade world’s largest recruitment market, Chi- As in past Christmas parties, prizes will be raffled off to lucky employees Expositions and Missions (CITEM) coordi- by UC President Atty. Augusto W. Go, Madam Elizabeth Gan-Go and nated the trip. The other Philippine partici- na. With this opportunity, UC opens its Chancellor Candice Gotianuy. pants were the Asian Institute of Manage- gates to foreign students wishing to study Heading the Christmas committee is Mr. Rudy Aviles, top honcho of ment, Father Saturnino Urious University, here in the Philippines, and forges inter- the Instructional Media Services. He is ably supported by HR Director Ms. Liceo de Cagayan University, Recoletos national exchange, cooperation and ini- Ma. Teresa Jochin and her HR staff. Schools in the Philippines, Technological tiates friendship with a great opportunity University of the Philippines and University for educational workers and the people. PEC IAL R-E ND S YEA the official publication of the university of cebu College of Education wins Pahugyaw 2008, Mr. Earl Rocha DECEMBER 2008 hands the prize to Dr. Ulysses Aparece Ms. Candice tours all UC UC acquires St. Vincent Hospital campuses on her birthday UC bought the St. Vincent Hospital in July this year. The acquisition assures the accommodation of the hospital duty requirements of UC nursing students and expands the services that can be rendered by the university to the Cebuano community. UC President Atty. Augusto W. Go ordered the renovation of the hospital facilities, prioritizing on the Clinical Laboratory, the Intensive Care Unit, Operating Room and Nursery sections. A soft-opening ceremony was held on November 8, 2008 upon completion of the renovation of the above-men- tioned facilities. During a sumptuous lunch, AWG announced that work on Ms. Candice reading the raffle winner with the assistance the upgrade of the hospital into a 100- of UCB’s Dean Ofelia Maña and Dr. Helen Estrella bed facility to reach the tertiary level category as approved by the Depart- ment of Health was underway. At the same time, AWG bared the explicitly informed everyone that she did Ms. Candice proceeded to the UC negotiation for the purchase of the not want to receive gifts. Instead, she raf- Main campus where she was greeted by adjacent lot, the planned construction fled off baskets of grocery items to several the most number of employees. Among of a new building and the opening of lucky university personnel. a medical school that will offer sig- the throng of well-wishers were long-time nificantly lower tuition as compared to Her next stop was the UC Banilad employees who witnessed the develop- those charged by other Cebu medical campus. Ms. Candice recounted the ment of the Chancellor from childhood to schools. number of years that she has been offi- the present. Different groups serenaded Saint Vincent Hospital was founded cially connected with the university and in 1950 as a two storey Maternity Fa- her with songs. Baskets of grocery items cility owned by the Taboada family. In counted her blessings. A couple of songs were then raffled. 1959, it opened a School of Midwifery were rendered by Mr. Earl Rocha, Ms. The final leg of the birthday tour was and in 1994, a computer college was Candice man-friday and Ms. Ana Tra- established. zona, Nursing Level 1 coordinator. She the METC campus. The celebratory at- Middle of this year, AWG and busi- then asked UC Banilad Academic Direc- mosphere was sustained as songs and in- ness partner Frederick Ong III finalized tor Ofelia Maña and College of Nursing formal speeches were made. Finally, the the purchase of St. Vincent. Under the raffle of goodies were done to the delight new owners, the hospital is run by the Dean Dr. Helen Estrella to help in the following persons: raffle of grocery items. of everyone. Dr. Iben A. Ting PRESIDENT Two young girls give the birthday celebrant a kiss Dr. Celeste C. Cabahug MEDICAL DIRECTOR Instead of having well-wishers troop to greet her in her office in the UC Main Mr. Domingo Teyo ADMINISTRATOR campus, UC Chancellor Candice Go- tianuy went out of her way to spend time Mr. James Patrick Ting with employees in the four UC campus- CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER es. Ms. Irish G. Ting Her first stop was the UCLM cam- ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATIVE pus in the early morning of September OFFICER 4, 2008. A very informal program was put up by UCLM campus director Engr. Ms. Mae Socorro Seguerra CHIEF NURSE Analisa Son wherein Ms. Candice had a UC Main’s College of Computer Engineering serenade Ms. tete-a-tete with faculty and non-teaching Candice with a song. staff. In consonance with her wishes, she PASKO SA UC 2008 ■ Lumpia Con Humay Tops Business Competition ■ UC High School Basketball Team is 2008 CESAFI CHAMPION UC-NSA building rises in LM ■ UCLM Hosts Career Guidance Seminar ■ UC Banilad Wins PCCI’s National Contest ■ Education students stage Dula sa Kinabuhi ■ EDITOR & PHOTOGRAPHY Bob Lim ■ GRAPHIC DESIGN Fritz Carlo Aviles ■ COPY EDITOR Marcial Chiu ■ EDITORIAL ADVISER Dr. Erlinda P. Barcelo ■ CORRESPONDENT Gemma G. Sordilla, April Anne P. Moncada, Veronica N. Arcipe , Windey Prado, Grace Nudnud 2 NEWS Lumpia con Humay tops business competition briefly by April Anne P. Moncada Balancing studies and personality The 12 Heads Corporation from the UCLM Col- development lege of Business Administration triumphed over seven other tertiary schools in the Mandaue Business Month “My Business Idol” competition held at the Cebu In- ternational Convention Center on August 14, 2008. The product, Lumpia con Humay, is your ordinary lumpia with a twist. Aside from the usual meat filling, rice is added to complete this meal-on-the-go. As Mrs. Jessica Selisana, Chairperson of the Col- lege of Business Administration, puts it: This food is fit for people who don’t earn much and who have less time to eat on the meal table. Rizzini Gomez Jannylyn Tiopes Apple Angcon Their original concept was a two-in-one food wrapped in pusû. However, this proved to be unsuc- Question: What do Rizzini Alexis Gomez, Ely Rose Apple cessful, so they tried the lumpia wrapper. This is where Angcon and Jannylyn Tiopes have in common? Bernalou Satorre and Giovanni Roxas led 12 Heads Corp., whose history began. Answer: The three young ladies are sophomore Nursing stu- other ‘heads’ included Aletha Grace Abayon, Lalaine Abucay, With their P50,000 cash prize, the group plans dents of UC Banilad and are reigning beauty titlists. Marilou Bardos, Joy Bragat, Mary Anne Collamat, Loubelle Duria, Rizzini has the most impressive resume. She won as Ms. Sheila Marie Nakila, Leah Rebacca, Maria Jessa Saligan and Joy to sell Lumpia con Humay at P13 a piece in the UC- Nursing 2007 in UC Banilad while still a freshman, was crowned Sumalinog. Their business coaches and professors were Dr. Marlon LM campus, offering the viand to students, parents, Ms. Mandaue 2008, was chosen as Ms City Olympics on Septem- Montecillo and Mr. Elviristo Reyes. guardians, and teachers. ber 2008 and is one of the official candidates for the prestigious Ms Cebu 2009 beauty and brain tilt where the winner will be known during the Sinulog week next year. UCLM Hosts Career Guidance Seminar Jannylyn was Ms Consolacion 2007, was 1st runner-up in the Ms Nursing 2008, was Darling of the Press in the Ms. Mandaue 2008. by April Anne P. Moncada Apple was 2nd runner-up in Ms. Nursing 2008 and came in close as 1st runner-up in the Ms. Silka 2008 contest. The UC-Lapulapu & Mandaue campus hosted the Considering the stringent demands of the Nursing course, the three stunners have manage to shine not just in the campus but holding of the Career Guidance Seminar on Octo- also in the outside world. ber 17, 2008. In attendance were secondary school principals and guidance counselors from the Public School System. The seminar aimed to promote the different ways UC High Stude is Ms. Cesafi ‘08 on how UC can jumpstart one’s career. by Gemma G. Sordilla The program took off with a talk on the theme “The Importance of Secondary School Career Guidance Patricia Delantar won the title Ms. and its Critical Role in Responding to the Needs of CESAFI 2008, High School Division on the Different Industries in the 22nd Century”. The August 2, 2008 at the Cebu Coliseum. guest speaker was Ms. Cecil Vence, Recruitment A second year section Gold student Manager of TMX Phils. of UC Main, the petite Delantar was cho- Right after the talk, the participants went on a sen to compete in the Ms. CESAFI tilt af- UCLM Campus Tour with selected instructors as tour ter earlier winning the Ms. Nutrition title guides. They visited several facilities in the Old, After the Ms. CESAFI ’08, she won Annex, New and NSA Buildings. The enjoyed viewing as second runner-up and a special award the Walk-Through Exhibit, which showcased perfor- as Ms. Milo Personality in the Ms. Milo mances and achievements of the different colleges. Olympics held on September 5, 2008. After a delicious lunch in the NSA Mess Hall, the group proceeded to the Banilad and METC Dr. Leonilo Oliva welcomes public school principals and campuses for another round of tour. guidance counsellors in UCLM CESAFI badminton champs To show its dominance, the UC high school badminton play- Education students stage Dula sa Kinabuhi ers won five out of the six titles in 2008 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc tilt. Mark Puentevella won the boys singles division. Geralyn Ta- boada ruled the Girls singles A division. Jessa Mae Lagat won the by April Anne P. Moncada Girls Singles B gold medal. Irish Mae Ares and Julie Marie Malazarte won the Girls dou- The Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEEd) beth Andales directed the plays respectively. bles title. Joe James Taboada and Aljun Pinote triumphed in the students of UCLM staged three one-act plays in What served as the final requirement in English Boys Doubles title. their production of Dula sa Kinabuhi at the Maritime 34 class (Philippine Literature) handled by this writer Ampitheatre on October 16, 2008. turned out to be a source of great entertainment and UC Banilad wins 1st Alumni Dula sa Kinabuhi is an adaptation of stories writ- learning to the viewers who were mostly college ten by Palanca Award winners. The World is an Apple students. Chancellor’s Cup and Oli Impan (Holy Infant) were written by noted Mrs. Elna Sabornido, College of Education Filipino playwright Alberto Florentino, while Call Me Chairperson, was so impressed that she wanted to Flory was by National Artist for Theater Wilfredo Ma. have it restaged during the Teachers’ College Days in Guerrero. February, 2009. Milchezedek Cañamo, Jena Lebadisos and Eliza- UC High School Basketball Team is 2008 CESAFI CHAMPION by Gemma Sordilla The UC Main High School Basketbal Team crowned Bagging the crown required enormous efforts. The themselves as High School Division Champion in the Cebu players, with their coaches, Reggie Licanda and Joever Schools Athletic Foundation (CESAFI) 2008 Basketball Samonte did their practice every day at 5:30 to 6:30 in Tournament. the morning and 4:00 to 6:00 in the afternoon. They had The team is composed of Section Opal players recruited to manage their time well. Aside from aiming to win the from 2nd year, 3rd year to 4th year levels, namely: crown, they had to do well in their academic subjects. Displaying consistent basketball and utilizing its nine players “It’s difficult. Sometimes, we can’t focus on our day-to- throughout the championship game, the UC Banilad basketball 1. Alvin Labolabo 9. Jume Luzon day lessons because we’re already tired in our practice. We team beat the GLC-Administrative Staff and became the undis- 2. Roger Ray Pogoy 10. Marty John Pearce tend to concentrate more on our next games. However, puted winner in the 1st UC Alumni Chancellor’s Cup Inter-campus 3. Alfred Codilla (Season MVP) we have to aspire to pass in all our subjects, especially for basketball league. 4. Gerald Joseph Ampoon 11. Vincent Agustine Caballero The UC Banilad team was bannered by the faculty staff of the those who are graduating students,” Francis Kelvin Castro (Finals MVP) 12. Kareem Antonio Alocillo College of Nursing and had Theme Aguilar as its coach. 5. Norman Keith de Lara 13. Mark Louie Navaja said. 6. Christian Floyd Taboada 14. Francis Kelvin Castro The team also won as Champion in the Unit Meet held The Chancellor’s Cup, which ran for two months was orga- 7. Zandro Manuel Palileo 15. Patrick Tindoy at Pope John Seminary and they are to participate in the nized by the UC Alumni Sports Association. 8. Cherwill Solon Division Meet in November. NEWS 3 UC-NSA building rises in LM UC-NSA building inauguration, UCLM Campus August 13, 2008 train an increased number In partnership with the Norwegian Shipowners Association of maritime students who will (NSA), UC offers scholarships to young students who want go on to fill up the continued to have careers in Marine Transportation and Marine needs of international ship- Engineering. For the current school year, it has 700 scholars ping companies for Filipino at UC-METC and 300 scholars at UCLM. seafarers. Heading the list of foreign guests was NSA President Costing around P100 Elizabeth Grieg who was clearly impressed with what she million, the UC-NSA building saw. She acknowledged the importance of Filipino seafarers has 38 classrooms, a Full to Norwegian ships. Mission Bridge Simulator Of an estimated 60,000 seafarers manning 1,774 NSA equipped with Radar/Arpa ships, the Filipinos account for over 40%, or around 24,000 Simulator software, an crew members. automatic identification Trade and Industry Secretary Peter Favila represented UC inaugurated the modern 5-storey UC-NSA building system, computer laboratory, labs for physics and chemistry, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. He gave a rousing in the Lapulapu and Mandaue campus with top national and drafting and plotting rooms. speech and assisted in the cutting of the ceremonial ribbon. and local government officials and foreign guests in It has an Olympic-size swimming pool, two physical fitness Other government officials included Congresswoman Nerissa attendance. gyms, recreation area, a spacious mess hall and a dormitory Son Ruiz, Mandaue Mayor Jonas Cortes and Vice-Mayor The new building symbolizes UC’s preparedness to with 32 rooms for male and female scholars. Carlo Fortuna. Chinese Consul visits Banilad Dr. Christopher Biore with his Their ticket to the national tilt was earned by winning the “Best Product Design” during the “Pasigarbo campus winning Commerce team Sa Dakbayan Sa Sugbo” in November 2007. The product got an endorsement from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) as Cordova’s “One Town One Product (OTOP) awardee after it successfully passed the content analysis conducted by DOST. The group was the lone representative from Cebu province and the Central Visayas Region. The Manila trip was made possible through the support of UC President Atty. Augusto W. Go and Chancellor Candice Gotianuy. Lending valuable moral support to the team was Dean Ofelia G. Mana, UCB campus academic/administra- tive director who attended the awarding on October 20, 2008. UC’s Bakasi in Corn Oil created an overwhelm- ing impression from the judges composed of the CEO UC Banilad Wins PCCI’s of the French Baker, the VP of PhilExport, the Chairman of Meycauayan Jewelers Industry Association, the former National Contest President of PCCI and the Chairman of the PCCI Educa- tion Committee. by Grace Nudnud “It was a tough competition - our first time to join in a national contest. It challenged the team to work—even UC Banilad sent five Commerce students and their at the wee hours of the night,” said Paul John Gesta who mentor to the 2nd Business Idea and Development Award had just been conferred as this year’s Ambassador of AWG pointing to the bust of his father, Don Manuel Gotianuy. Looking (BIDA) who went on to capture the top prize in the food Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry. on are Chinese Consul He Shijing (middle) and a consular staff. category with their innovative “Bakasi in Corn Oil” entry. The other winners in the food category were “Taro With the mission to develop creative Filipino en- Corns Pasta” of University of Rizal System-Binangonan trepreneurs among students, the Philippine Chamber of (2nd Prize) and “Soya Fudge” of Ateneo de Naga Uni- Commerce and Industry launched the Business Idea and Honorable He Shijing, Consul General of the People’s Republic versity (3rd Prize). Development Award (BIDA) 2008, a national business of China in Cebu took time out to visit the UC Banilad campus. The victorious UC Banilad students received a plan competition now running on its second year. The plaque of recognition, plaque for the coach, special With his small entourage, the Chinese Consul paid a courtesy call contest is organized in cooperation with the Commission citation by the Board of Judges and a cash prize of On Higher Education (CHED), Department of Science to Atty. Augusto W. Go, himself an honorary consul of Korea. The and Technology (DOST) and Technical Education and 50,000.00. visitors were given a tour of the school’s impressive facilities. Gifts Skills Development Authority (TESDA). “It’s not about seeking employment after gradu- The UC Banilad team was composed of Paul John ation. It’s about starting a business, maybe on a micro were exchanged between the guests and the host as token of the scale. You can let these students graduate by enumerat- Gesta, Jackelyn Abilar, Alma Jumapao, Vincent Ornopia bond of friendship. and James Zorilla. Their coach is Dr. Christopher Biore, ing and identifying business terms but the most important It will be recalled that AWG’s father, the Honorable Manuel M. CPA, MBA who is the chair of the Commerce thing is to let them experience how to do things in the real Department. world,” said Dr. Biore in an interview for UC Watch. Gotianuy was the Chinese Consul for Visayas and Mindanao from 1889 to 1946.
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