College of Education Wins 1st Prize in Pahugyaw Contest by ntn18128


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           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
                                                                                                                                                                                         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
                                     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
                                                                                                                                                              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
      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
 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
                                                                                                                                                                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
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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
                                                    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.
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                                                                                             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

                                                                                         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,
                                                                                                                                                           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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