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University of Cebu

University of Cebu

University of Cebu

University of Cebu

University of Cebu

Korean Ambassador visits Cebu

His Excellency Lee Hyuk, Ambassador, Republic of Korea visited Cebu recently to familiarize himself with the tourist destinations Korean nationals frequent and to touch base with the local community.
Honorary Consul of South Korea Atty. Augusto Go hosted a media gathering with Ambassador Lee to bring him closer to the Cebuanos. Ambassador Lee shared that he found Cebu very beautiful, with its hills and beaches. He also observed that Cebuanos have learned to appreciate Korean culture, including Korean food and Gundam videos.

His Excellency Lee Hyuk was received by President Benigno S. Aquino III last October 4, 2012 as the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to the Philippines
Ambassador Lee reiterated his country’s commitment to enhance the foundation of friendly bilateral relations with the Philippines. He replaced Lee Hye Min who received the Order of Sikatuna with the rank of Datu (Grand Cross, Gold Distinction) during his farewell call ceremony in Malacanang last September 3.

April May L. Tudtud-Ramos
PR Consultant / Publicist


UC bags National Best Business Idea Award 2012

University of Cebu’s winning streak continues as they were named National Champion of the Food Category and 1st runner up of the Non-Food Category in the 2012 Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) 6th Best Business Idea and Development (BIDA) Award.
The presentation and defense of their proposal was held last October 3, 2012 at the PCCI Boardroom, Mckinley Hill, Bonifacio Global City and awarding was held this October 10, 2012, Manila Hotel during the 38th Philippine Business Conference.
The UC Team, which hails from the University of Cebu – Banilad Campus, comprised of students Jezreel Ezer Archival BSBA 4, Sheryl Benitez BSA 4, Marrise Tumampos BSAcT 3, Wilheim De Leon BSA 3 with Coach Mr. Christopher Biore, CPA.
UC was the only team that sent two proposed projects with both making it to the top ten in their respective categories. The projects were “Fully Loaded Hanging Rice” for the food category that integrated culture, tradition and tourism and “Mango Seed Kernel Oil” for the non-food category.
UC Team Coach Mr. Christopher Biore said, “Our students really worked very hard on the projects, experiencing three failures in prototyping attempts. We let them work undisturbed in one room and they stayed in one cubicle for long uninterrupted hours for two days. These projects are really character building activities for the team and confidence boosting experiences to the hundreds of business students left behind at the campus.”
Biore added that the UC administration was very supportive, shouldering everything before and during the trip to Manila. This is their second time as national champion in the food category, after they won it first in 2008 and their first time to participate and win in the non-food category. There were a total of 34 universities and colleges all over the Philippines who made it to the final judging with the University of Cebu – Banilad being the lone representative of the Visayas Region in both Food and Non-Food Categories.

UC METC gets nod from Panama Maritime Authority

The University of Cebu Maritime Education Training Center (UC-METC) got the nod from officials of the Panama Maritime Authority (PMA). Panama certification requires various steps including the recognition audit of the Maritime Training Center, which is done every two years.
UC-METC currently has 30 maritime upgrading courses accredited by PMA. Four new courses were also recognized – Maritime Pollution III-V, Maritime Pollution I-VI (consolidated), Medical Care and Electronic Chart Display and Information System.
Maritime Training Department Deputy Engr. Cecilia Hernandez, Maritime Training Department Head Ms. Joanna Rodriguez, Maritime Training Department Assistant to the Head Ms. Yennifer Peña and Universidad Maritama Internacional de Panama and Universidad Tecnologica de Panama Professor and former PMA Ports Compliance Officer Engr. Roberto Pineda were in UC-METC to conduct the quality audit.
An evaluation of the training programs by the Consulate of the Republic of Panama in Manila were also part of the renewal procedure as well as the documentation requirements that scrutinize the credentials and course materials of the instructors to make sure it abides by their established standards.
Only seafarers who obtained trainings from Panama-recognized maritime training centers can go on board Panamanian vessels. Panamanian ship owners and manning agencies handling Panamanian vessels refer to a list of PMA-recognized training centers provided by the Consulate of the Republic of Panama before accepting new crew members and ship officers.
As of 2003, one-third of the registered Panamanian ships were manned by Filipino seafarers. In 2010, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration recorded 339,608 officers and non-marine Filipino seafarers who worked aboard foreign vessels. Within that year, Panama registered ships ranked highest in terms of employing Filipinos on board with 66,523 registered seafarers.
The UC administration headed by President Atty. Augusto W. Go and Chancellor Ms. Candice G. Gotianuy understand the need of Filipino seafarers to be globally competitive. Thus, UC-METC continues its practice of offering established quality education and training.

UCLM emerges as Champion in ICFC Regional Finals and ranks third nationwide

The University of Cebu’s string of Champions just keeps going as the University of Cebu LapuLapu Mandaue won first place for the Central and Eastern Visayas regions in the 14th Inter-Collegiate Finance Competition (ICFC) and ranked third nationwide next to Ateneo de Manila University that ranked first and the University of the Philippines Diliman that ranked second.
A total of 86 colleges and universities participated in the eliminations held simultaneously last September 21. The Central and Eastern Visayas schools converged at the University of the Visayas in Cebu City. Other eliminations were held at the J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Building in Taguig City for the National Capital Region and Southern Luzon schools; University of the Cordilleras in Baguio City for the Northern Luzon schools; Angeles University Foundation in Pampanga for the Central Luzon schools; University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City for the Western Visayas schools; and Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan in Cagayan de Oro City for the Mindanao schools.
UCLM Commerce Dean Ms. Jessica A. Selisana said, “Our students proudly held their ground. They will join other finalists nationwide along with some students representing schools from other Asian countries for the finals.” The finals will be held at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas in Manila on October 22. Schools from Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Guam, and Thailand are expected to participate.
The ICFC is a project of the Junior Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX) in collaboration with J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. as principal sponsor and AIM through the Gov. Jose B. Fernandez Jr. Center for Banking and Finance.
UC, which is home to several board topnotchers and student champions in several fields including arts and culture, is tagged the University of Champions, is a world-class educational institution that offers low rates and no tuition fee increase until you graduate plus over 7,000 scholarships available.