University of Cebu

University of Cebu

University of Cebu

University of Cebu

University of Cebu

UC students graduate as CPAs

University of Cebu accountancy students graduated as Certified Public Accountants and experienced a perfect graduation day. The students achieved this feat through hard work and with the guidance and support from the UC faculty and administration.

Usually, students graduate first before reviewing for the CPA board examinations. But these students from the University of Cebu Banilad Campus College of Business and Accountancy became CPAs first before their graduation ceremony.

As early as May 2013, Sheena Fernan, Jan Erika Go, Camille Anne Garcia, Wenceslao Pepito, Katrina Montenegro, Marilyn Escabas, Lowell Lloyd Cañete, and Ronalyn Alaraz, started their final semester in accountancy. This gave them a month’s leeway in finishing their course requirements and preparing for their board exams.

They took the CPA board exam last October 5, 6, 12 and 13, 2013 and the results were released on October 21. They all passed with flying colors. The Professional Regulation Commission said 4,246 out of 10,396 passed the Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination this October 2013.

So it was another perfect graduation for these students as they walked up the stage on their Graduation Ceremony last October 24, 2013 at the University of Cebu Maritime Education and Training Center in Mambaling, Cebu City.

Their college chairman and mentor Mr. Cris Biore said, “This is a real outcome immediately upon graduation. It is a huge help to their parents in its truest sense, as their children can practice their profession right away; giving honor and fulfillment to their years of struggle.”

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UC students sweep top three places at Customs Board Exam

Challenges give us strength and difficulties shape us into better persons. Such is the case with Evangeryl A. Muñez, the University of Cebu graduate who gained first place in the Customs Broker Licensure Examination. Evangeryl and her younger sister were raised by a single mother who works as a household helper. Yet despite the odds, Evangeryl became the high school valedictorian and went to the University of Cebu to seek support for college education.

At UC, she learned that being a valedictorian enabled her to become a full incentive scholar if she took a four year course with a board exam. She decided to take Customs Administration at the UC Lapulapu Mandaue campus, which was situated nearer to their home.

Evangeryl also received an allowance from the University President Atty. Augusto W. Go. So it was a sweet surprise when she learned that she topped the board examination. And as icing on the cake, UC President Atty. Go awarded Evangeryl with a brand new Toyota Vios for making the university proud.

At the University of Cebu, it has been proven time and again that poverty is not a hindrance to gaining quality education. Aside from Evangeryl gaining first place, UC students Dimple Palm D. Comaingking also gained second place, Mary Catherine C. Catalan third place and Mary Claire L. Tabal seventh place. All of them are graduates of UCLM College of Customs.

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Enroll in University of Cebu’s Real Estate Management course


Responding to the demand of professionalizing the real estate industry in the Philippines, the University of Cebu (UC) offers Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Management (BS REM) and continues to accept incoming college students.
The Commission on Higher Education (Ched) gave UC the permit to offer the first two years of the four-year BS REM course in 2012.
Now on its second year, UC aims to encourage more students to enroll in the course that provides a solid grasp of the real estate industry and its laws and regulations, as well as trains students the best practices in planning, financing, investment, marketing, and development, among others.
Offering the BS REM is also in line with the Republic Act 9646 or the Real Estate Service Act of the Philippines. The law provides that the State recognizes the vital role of real estate service practitioners in the social political, economic development and progress of the country by promoting the real estate market, stimulating economic activity and enhancing government income from real property-based transactions. “Hence, it shall develop and nurture through proper and effective regulation and supervision a corps of technically competent, responsible and respected professional real estate service practitioners whose standards of practice and service shall be globally competitive and will promote the growth of the real estate industry,” the law added.
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) will administer the real estate board exam that graduates are set to take. The three available licenses would be Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Appraiser and Real Estate Consultant.
Dr. Alberto Talaid, designated dean of UC College of Real Estate Management, said there is an increasing demand for real estate professionals today, considering that the economy is also dependent in real estate development and infrastructures.
“There’s really a lot of opportunities and income in real estate. Career possibilities include real estate brokerage, entrepreneur, management trainee, executive assistance, sales person broker, real estate marketing assistance, and account personnel, among others,” Talaid added.
He also said UC has a more affordable tuition than other schools offering the same course.
Graduates from any public high school in Cebu City can also enroll in BS REM through the P500 Tuition scheme of the Skolar sa Siyudad sa Sugbo Program. Student can present the P10,000 voucher given out by the Cebu City Government and pay only the P500 enrollment processing fee. The scheme is in line with UC’s commitment to make quality education accessible to the masses.
Talaid said BS REM students will also get the chance to work in big real estate companies in the country, especially in Cebu, during the internship year.
“To those who are interested to enroll in this course, we assure you that this course has a lot of opportunities to offer. And in choosing your course, plan properly and find your passion because if you are passionate of what you are doing, you will really excel,” said Talaid.
He added that real estate management is the trend now, and there is a need to follow the trend and adopt new things. “Adopting is one way of improving our way of life.”
For more details about the course subjects and applications, call University of Cebu Main at 255-7777 loc. 133 and look for Dr. Alberto Talaid. (University of Cebu)