University of Cebu

University of Cebu

University of Cebu

University of Cebu

University of Cebu

University of Cebu Medical Center holds Ceremonial Cornerstone Laying


University of Cebu President Atty. Augusto W. Go and his team sealed the fulfillment of a life-long dream to provide affordable education and medical services with the ceremonial Cornerstone Laying of the University of Cebu Medical Center.
With him were UC Chancellor Ms. Candice Gotianuy, Mrs. Elizabeth Go, Dr. Jose Lito Almendras Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes and DOH Dir. Asuncion Anden as they lowered the capsule containing the following symbols: a St. Benedict Medallion, ten peso coin and newspaper of the day, the incorporator’s paper and picture of incorporators with their names, a blueprint of the UCMed, the creed of medical profession, the permit from the Department of Health and a locator’s map of UCMed and Mandaue City.
The AWG Group of Companies is sourcing an initial investment of PhP 2 Billion to build the University of Cebu Medical Center (UCMed). It will be the first Level 4 Hospital in Mandaue City, spanning across a 1.3 hectare property located at the North Reclamation Area in Subangdaku.
UCMed will be 12 stories high with a 500-bed capacity. Its floor area will be close to 30,000 square meters with a massive entrance lobby, Emergency Room, Radiology Section with X-Ray, MRI and reception, doctors clinics, the Intensive Care Unit, Dialysis Center, operating rooms, admitting area, chapel, conference rooms, wards, private rooms and suite rooms.
The facility is designed by architectural firm Espina, Perez-Espina & Associates led by Archt. Maxwell Espina. Wally Liu, chief executive officer of Primary Structures will lead the construction of the hospital, which is expected to be fully operational in March 2015.
UCMed will serve the general public and the population of all the UC schools and campuses, including the 10,000 plus merchant marine students who will need medical accreditation and attention for foreign ship deployment and the medical and nursing students for their training and employment, plus the rest of the 39,000 students for their medical needs.
The UC Medical Center the commitment towards providing quality but affordable education and medical care will be elevated towards greater heights as UCMed will allocate a percentage of its of its services for less privileged members of Cebu at charitable prices.
Posted on: March 20, 2013
April May L. Tudtud-Ramos
PR Consultant / Publicist

UC-METC launches Philippine Nigerian Friendship Project


The University of Cebu continues to strengthen its linkages worldwide with the launching of the University of Cebu-Maritime Education and Training Center (UC-METC) Philippine – Nigerian Friendship Project.
The project brings Nigerian scholars to UC-METC campus located at Mambaling, Cebu City to study Nautical, Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture. The Nigerian Government pre-qualified the students and shouldered the scholars’ tuition, uniform, board and lodging, laptops and other education expenses.
This project will augment educational tourism as more Nigerian students choose to study in Cebu City. UC-METC was chosen over maritime schools in London and India, which is a big boost to the Philippines’ image in maritime education.
UC-METC Nigerian Project Director Mr. Edgar Comeros said, “We are expecting a total of 360 Nigerian scholars this year; 205 have already arrived last December 2012 and another 155 are expected to arrive in Cebu City in January 2013. These scholars are seen to finish their four year courses here.”
The Nigerian Government sees the project as a form of social engineering, to help its Nigerian nationals to be educated particularly in the maritime field. The project is seen to produce nautical and marine engineers and naval architecture graduates to help rebuild Nigeria’s shipping industry.
Aside from bringing in students from overseas, UC also provides scholarships for Filipino students. UC is the only school in the Philippines with numerous foreign scholarships and more than 2,000 Filipino scholars availing. Foreign scholarships available for Filipinos include the Norwegian Ship Owners Association (NSA) scholarship project, the Marlowe Study Now Pay Later Plan, Brize, IMEC, Blue Eastern and MIC.
Posted on: Jan. 9, 2013
April May L. Tudtud-Ramos
PR Consultant / Publicist