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University of Cebu

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University of Cebu

Molding Resilient Learners through the Magic of Reading


After eight ( 8 ) months of program implementation, the officials of Barangay Looc in Mandaue City, alongside the College of Teacher Education of the University of Cebu – Lapulapu and Mandaue, Ceasar M. Cabahug Elementary School (CMCES) teachers, students and parents, NGO Partners, and UCLM Community Awareness, Relations, and Extension Services (CARES) Director, Dr. Richie Montebon, commemorated the success of the Looc READS (Reading Engagement and Development Service) program at the University of Cebu – Lapulapu and Mandue Auditorium.

Spearheaded by Looc Barangay Captain Allan C. Siazon and Councilor Raul “Skipper” F. Cabahug IV, the Chairman for Education, together with former CMCES Principal Rosa Rossini E. Comedia, University of Cebu – Lapulapu and Mandaue (UCLM) College of Teacher Education Chairperson, Ms. Elna B. Sabornido, and Community Extension Coordinators, Mr. Vernel A. Garma and Mr. Gendolf L. Niepes, the program was launched in October 2022 with hopes of addressing the growing issue of the reading literacy gap among the 295 identified frustrated readers from Cesar M. Cabahug Elementary School (CMCES), brought about by the pandemic-induced school closures nationwide.

With their collective effort, University of Cebu – Lapulapu and Mandaue (UCLM) College of Teacher Education Chairperson, Ms. Elna B. Sabornido and the Community Extension Coordinators, Mr. Gendolf L. Niepes and Mr. Vernel A. Garma proudly reported during the culminating activity that, through thorough evaluation, students who were identified as frustrated readers before were now independent readers.

Ms. Sabornido and Mr. Niepes added that “adunay pag-asa sa pagbasa” (“there is hope in reading”), for teaching a child to read, it opens a gateway that makes all other learning possible — championing children, families, and communities.

The Looc Council, Chairman of Education, Hon. Raul F. Cabahug IV, along with other key partners, also shared their feedback and messages of support for the reading program, expressing that the program must be continued to help and touch the lives of even more learners in the community.

During the culmination, learners of CMCES also had a fun-filled day, experiencing a Movie Marathon at the UCLM Audio-Visual Room, taking part in various literacy activities with the foodland-inspired booths at the UCLM Gymnasium, and being enthralled by a magic show – a fitting celebration for their success and achievement in their reading journey.

This shared moment of celebration is a fulfillment for all the people behind the program who believed in the transformative power and magic of reading, believing that with resilience and innovation, we can and will build a brighter future – one student, one word at a time.

||Kia Nicole Latonio, TEC Forum

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University of Cebu School of Law tops Category 2 law schools

University of Cebu School of Law tops among Category 2 law schools nationwide in recent Bar examinations.

With a 93.94% passing percentage among all of its takers, UC School of Law ranked number 1 among law schools with 51 to 100 examinees (Category 2). Ninety-three (93) of its ninety-nine (99) takers passed the 2020_21 first ever digitized and regionalized Bar examinations held on February 4 and 6, 2022. It also ranked second, with a 97.40% passing percentage, among Category 2 schools based on the passing percentage of its first takers. Eleven of its passers received a mark of 85%-90%. One received a mark of above 90%, one of only 14 all over the Philippines, and one of three from the Visayas and Mindanao. The UC community congratulates its new lawyers and the UC School of Law as it continues to add to its reputation as a hallmark of consistency and excellence.

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Physician Licensure Examination

Another BATCH joins the latest #UCSMPRIDE 🎈.💯%🎈Sept 2021 PHYSICIAN LICENSURE EXAMINATION. To God be the Glory. CONGRATULATIONS BATCH CONCORDIA, our second borns. We are immensely proud of you.

FRIENDS National Conference on Internationalization at Home (IaH)

With FRIENDS Project overall objective to strengthen the involved Asian universities ‘internationalization capabilities and to develop their students’ global competence through the purposeful integration of intercultural dimensions into the universities ‘formal and informal curriculum, the consortium members in Asia (Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia and Bhutan) will reach out to higher education policy makers, practitioners and peers through the FRIENDS National Conference on IaH. In the Philippines, the event will have the theme “Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity in the Internationalization @ Home” and will be hosted by the Cebu Technological University (CTU) on October 26-27, 2021 via Zoom. The University of Cebu, Saint Louis University, Baguio and Cebu Technological University are partner universities of the FRIENDS Project in the Philippines.

Stay tuned for more details in succeeding posts.

#ErasmusDays Competitions at University of Cebu

In line with the University of Cebu #Erasmus Days 2020, various online competitions were conducted from October 15-17, 2020 showcasing creativity in promoting Erasmus+ projects and sharing experiences. The Show us your Erasmus Days Photo Competition, the TikTok on EU’s Clock! Video Competition, and the EEE: E-Extempo Engage!, an Online Extemporaneous Competition.  Announcement of winners was announced on October 17, 2020 at 3pm Philippine time. Lo and behold, winner of all three competitions was Ms. Chaira Jane Villahermosa! Congratulations, Chaira Jane! 

UC School of Law Holds Virtual Graduation for the Class of 2020

Cebu City — The University of Cebu School of Law (UC Law) decided to get creative in honoring the success of the class of 2020 by holding a virtual graduation ceremony – a first in the country among law schools – to mark the end of the academic year 2019-2020. This year’s graduation theme – Building Resilience. Overcoming Adversity. Achieving Success. – reflects the determination and grit shown by the graduating class even in the midst of a crisis.

Dean Marisol DL. Anenias, the incumbent President of the Philippine Association of Law Schools, delivered this year’s keynote address during the commencement ceremony. Leading the Class of 2020 is Mr. Calvin Klein E. Lianza, C.P.A. who delivered his Valedictory Address while Mr. Carmelito D. Clabisellas, Jr., Voice of the Class of 2020 also gave the response ono behalf of the batch. Other guests who joined the virtual ceremony, albeit virtually are UC President Atty. Augusto W. Go, University Chancellor Candice Gotianuy, Dean Ofelia G. Maña and Atty. Manuel Elijah J. Sarausad. Members of the UC Law Faculty led by Dean Al-Shwaid L. Ismael were also present to show support to their students. The watch party was composed of alumni, students, and the families and friends of the graduates through an online live stream of the ceremony via Facebook.

The UC Community also celebrates the regionalization of the 2020 Bar Examinations wherein, for the first time in the bar exam history, Cebu will be a venue of the month-long exam. UC, along with other Visayas and Mindanao law schools, are excited and grateful that the Supreme Court has finally granted this request after years of lobbying the idea. The 2020 Bar Examinations, which has been dubbed as the #BestBarEver with Hon. Mario Victor “Marvic” Leonen as the Bar Chairperson, will now be held sometime in 2021.

The holding of the first-ever virtual graduation is UC Law’s way of embracing the challenge of change, building opportunities in the face of adversity, and transforming challenges into Success.

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Learning Never Stops for the UC-SSCR LLM Students

Students of the University of Cebu (UC) - San Sebastian College Recoletos (SSCR) Master of Laws (LLM) Consortium Program attended their classes this weekend with great enthusiasm, dedication, and passion.

The UC-SSCR LLM Consortium Program was established in February 2019. Approximately 30 students and 12 students comprise the first batch and second batch, respectively.

Learning just never stops for these practising lawyers, judges, prosecutors, law professors, administrators, and business executives!