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USJ-R is testing venue for IELTS

THE University of San Jose-Recoletos is now an official venue of an English proficiency test which is a vital requirement in going to English-speaking countries. USJ-R President Fr. Cristopher Maspara, OAR signed an agreement last March 13 with Maria Aurora Dela Viña, country director of the International Development Program (IDP), making USJ-R as IDP’s first […]

Posted: March 22nd, 2017 in Community | Read More »

Cebu-Netherlands ties get boost


The Kingdom of the Netherlands saw strengthened ties with Cebu as it reopened its honorary consulate here last week. Marion Derckx, ambassador of the Netherlands to the Philippines, said they hope to forge new connections and business partnerships to deepen existing ties between the two. “What we want is to intensify the relationship between Cebu […]

Posted: March 21st, 2017 in Community | Read More »

Hospital ward undergoes face-lift


P5.8 M project will benefit residents of host barangays of Carmen Copper Corp. The Carmen Copper Corp. Hospital (CCC Hospital) will open its doors to indigent patients of the firm’s 17 host and neighboring barangays, once work on the renovation of the hospital’s charity ward will be completed within the year. According to Carmen Copper […]

Posted: March 20th, 2017 in Community | Read More »

Empowering surrenderers


USC graduating engineering students share expertise to Mandaue surrenderers At least 30 graduating engineering students of the University of San Carlos are continuing the advocacy of the school’s engineering department to help people in the community to uplift their lives by empowering them through education. This year the school’s Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering department’s program […]

Posted: March 19th, 2017 in Community | Read More »

Over a hundred families in Tacloban get houses


Building homes of hope and resilience There is hope even in the darkest of times. Almost four years after the tragic Super Typhoon Yolanda, the people of Tacloban City have opened new chapters in their lives. Exhibiting the resiliency of the Filipino spirit, they have held on to light and optimism despite chaos and grief. […]

Posted: March 17th, 2017 in Community | Read More »

SM Group bags 4 Anvil awards


The SM Group bagged four awards during the recent 52nd Anvil Awards held at the Rizal Ballroom of Shangri-la in Makati City. SM Investment’s 2015 Environmental, Social and Governance Report received the Gold Award, while its 2015 Annual Report, and Website Design received the Silver awards. Sustainability in SM means serving as catalysts for development […]

Posted: March 14th, 2017 in Community | Read More »

Cebu hosts 17th Philippine Computing Science Congress


Cebu will host the 17th Philippine Computing Science Congress (PCSC) on March 16 and 17 at the University of San Carlos (USC) Talamban campus. The PCSC is an annual conference of the Computing Society of the Philippines (CSP). It is organized this year by USC, recognized by the Commission of Higher Education as a Center […]

Posted: March 14th, 2017 in Community | Read More »

Jesuit priest to speak on ‘Mercy as Pillar of Pope Francis’ Pontificate’


A TALK on “Mercy as Pillar of Pope Francis’ Pontificate” will be given by Rev. Fr. Antonio Spadaro, SJ, on March 17, Friday, at 3 p.m. at the Oakridge Business Park in Mandaue City. Spadaro is editor in chief of La Civiltá Catolica (Catholic Civilization), a periodical published in Rome by the Jesuits that is […]

Posted: March 14th, 2017 in Community | Read More »

BFAR spearheads campaign against illegal fishing


THE Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has partnered with the Central Command (Centcom), the Philippine Navy, Philippine Coast Guard and the different local government units in northern Cebu in the campaign against illegal fishing. Retired Navy Commander Lyndon Ruiz, head of the Cebu Provincial Anti-Illegal Fishing Task Force (CPAIFTF), said their campaign focuses […]

Posted: March 12th, 2017 in Community | Read More »

DSWD-7 spearheads PWD summit


The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) conducted a whole-day PWD Summit yesterday at the Montebello Villa Hotel in Barangay Apas, Cebu City. Topics discussed were the 10 Point Agenda on persons with disabilities (PWDs), updates during the national summit, present situation of PWDs and how to address the challenges faced […]

Posted: March 9th, 2017 in Community | Read More »