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Sistemang Pilipino performs

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FOR today, December 15, Sistemang Pilipino will perform during the Christmas celebration of the Cebu Provincial Capitol at its front terrace starting at 5 p.m. Hopefully the weather will cooperate, says Lianne Sala. Lianne is the president and CEO of Sistemang Pilipino, a nonprofit organization for outreach music education based in Cebu. Fr. Ernesto Javier, […]

Posted: December 14th, 2016 in Cult Cuts,Life | Read More »

Touching people

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The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) celebrated its 50th anniversary of embarking on programs and projects that aim to touch the lives and shape the future of people in its partner communities through its seven programs: Integrated Development, Micro-Finance and Entrepreneurship, Culture and Heritage, Education, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, Leadership, and Citizenship. My partnership […]

Posted: November 19th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

RAFI turns 50: Reins handed over to young Aboitizes

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The Aboitiz elders entrusted the reins of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) to the fifth generation of young Aboitizes during the foundation’s 50th anniversary celebration last November 16. Led by RAFI president Roberto Aboitiz and accompanied by his mother Señora Francisca Aboitiz, the fourth-generation Aboitizes handed to the younger Aboitizes the new book titled […]

Posted: November 19th, 2016 in Community | Read More »

DTI allots P73M for ‘Yolanda corridor’ areas in northern Cebu

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The Department of Trade and Industry in Central Visayas (DTI 7) is earmarking P73 million next year to help more micro, small, and medium-scale enterprises (MSMEs) in one city and 15 municipalities in Cebu that belonged to the so-called Yolanda corridor, or areas devastated by the 2013 Supertyphoon Yolanda. This was confirmed by DTI 7 […]

Posted: October 26th, 2016 in Enterprise | Read More »

RAFI partners with stakeholders to restore Gabaldon schoolhouses in Cebu

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IN its effort to strengthen the formal public education system as well as preserve the local culture and heritage in Cebu, a non-government organization (NGO) is partnering with various stakeholders to restore the Gabaldon schoolhouses in the different parts of the province. The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (Rafi) will collaborate with the Cebu Provincial government, […]

Posted: September 28th, 2016 in Community | Read More »

Forum on SK act at RAFI

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A forum tackling the Sangguniang Kabataan Reform Act of 2015 was held at the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. Plenary Hall Monday. The forum called “Understanding Choices Forum – Future Leaders Series: Empowered Youth for Social Change” showed youth engagement initiatives and best practices. Three case studies were presented showing disaster resiliency of the youth, development […]

Posted: September 26th, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »

Unesco holds water workshop

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Following the El Niño dry spell earlier this year and the recent urban flooding, it’s very apparent that Cebu has a water problem – either small or big. Cebu’s water problem is not new either, but climate change and an increasing demand for water due to the rapid urbanization of the metropolitan area has rendered […]

Posted: August 24th, 2016 in Community | Read More »

A showcase of Cebu in Gabii sa Kabilin

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Now on its 10th year, the “Gabii sa Kabilin” or Night of Heritage continued to lure in visitors who enjoyed the cultural dances and stage plays held in some of Cebu’s historic sites last Friday evening. Right after the opening performance at Casa Gorordo, the visitors were treated to Cebuano music performed by an orchestra. […]

Posted: May 28th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

DepEd seeks donors for disaster kits

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The Department of Education (DepEd) Cebu provincial schools division is eyeing a partnership with private stakeholders to equip students in the province for the rainy season. Nenita Jaralve, DepEd Cebu division coordinator, said they would welcome nongovernment organizations who would want to donate materials for students’ emergency kits, which may come in handy especially with […]

Posted: May 27th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Over 170 get cervical cancer screenings

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A TOTAL of 172 women from the different barangays in Cebu City received free cervical cancer screenings at the City Central School on Sunday morning. The activity was conducted by the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (POGS), together with the Department of Health (DOH), Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center, Cebu City Health Department and the […]

Posted: May 24th, 2016 in Community | Read More »