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Fair for Students Who Want to Study in US Set in Cebu

The United States Embassy will hold its second annual EducationUSA Fair at the Radisson Blu Hotel here on February 28. EducationUSA adviser Princess Grace Wooden said Thursday representatives of 35 US colleges and universities will arrive for the fair, where they will meet with Filipino students in the Visayas and Mindanao wanting to study in […].....»»

Category: newsSource: metrocebu metrocebuFeb 10th, 2019

US Embassy Sets 2nd EducationUSA Fair

For those who would like to study in the United States (US), this is your chance. The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines will hold the second EducationUSA Fair in Cebu at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu City on Feb. 28. At least 35 universities and state colleges from the US are expected to join […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

Study World Education Fair Expands to Cebu City with Promises of More to Come

Study World Education Fair Expands to Cebu City with Promises of More to Come.....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 30th, 2017

FCBAI holds biggest Bakery Fair

The biggest baking trade show in the country was recently held at the World Trade Center in Pasay, bringing together thousands of baking enthusiasts, students, café operators and other entrepreneurs to network with local and foreign exhibitors and learn from the seminars and demonstrations by Filipinos and international pastry experts......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2019

Capitol Job Fair Gathers 1T Applicants, 5 Get ‘Hots’

Almost 1,000 applicants joined the Overseas Job Fair organized by the Cebu Provincial Public Employment Services Office (Peso) at the Capitol Social Hall on Sunday, Jan. 27. Julius Chua, the officer-in-charge for Peso’s outplacement program for local and overseas displaced workers, said there were 27 licensed agencies that joined the job fair. Chua said most […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

Delegates from Korea Visit Cebu for a 1-Week Immersion Program

Thirty delegates from South Korea immersed with the farmers of Nagkahiusang Mag-uuma sa Banlot (Nagmasaba) in the upland village of Banlot, Sibonga town, Cebu on Friday, Jan. 25, as part of their one-week visit in Cebu. They are composed of students, professors, and researchers of the Department of Saemaul Studies and International Development in Yeungnam […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

Pangasinan aquaculture practices wow US students

Students of the University of Rhode Island arrived in Pangasinan on New Year’s eve for their 20-day study of the best aquaculture practices in various coastal areas of the province and got wowed......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

Justice Zone project gets rolling

To further strengthen the justice system in the country, especially in the Visayas region, Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin over the weekend launched the so-called Justice Zone project in Cebu City. This, as Bersamin acknowledged the Cebu City government’s efforts in adhering to his initiatives of promoting swift and fair administration of justice. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2019

Could sitting at the front of the class help kids learn?

New European research has found for the first time that sitting closer to the teacher could boost children's learning. Carried out by researchers at the University of Tbingen, Germany, the new study looked at 81 secondary school students aged between 10 and 13. Using virtual reality, the researchers created a virtual classroom for the children and randomly assigned them a seat either near to the teacher or at the back of the classroom. During the virtual class, in which the teacher explained how to solve a math problem, virtual classmates disturbed the lesson every now and again, for example by whispering to one another. The findings, published in the journal Learning and...Keep on reading: Could sitting at the front of the class help kids learn?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 28th, 2019

Yolanda-hit Cebu LGUs join Sinulog 2019 Fiesta Fair

CEBU CITY, Jan. 15 (PIA)--Local government units (LGUs) that were hit by Typhoon Yolanda in northern Cebu are part of this year's annual trade fair organised by the Department of Trade and Industry.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

After witnessing Fiba records, Sisters of Mary Boystown also get financial boost

MANILA, Philippines---A charity organization in Cebu received a massive boost in support from Chooks-to-Go and Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas. The Sister of Mary School Boystown and Girlstown received a monthly P100,000 grant from Chooks-to-Go while also getting to experience three Fiba records during the Chooks-SBP 3X3 Basketball Festival. SBP and Chooks made such an impact to the school that the officials decided to be host future 3x3 tournaments. "If it is really for the benefit of our students, why not?" said Girlstown's Sister Eva Aringo, SM. "Our students are happy, and if our students learn many things from these kinds of events, why not continue? Our desire is to always...Keep on reading: After witnessing Fiba records, Sisters of Mary Boystown also get financial boost.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

3x3 history makers of Boystown Cebu get generous reward

The students of Sisters of Mary School Boystown and Girlstown in Cebu are on the verge of being history makers for setting a world record for the most 3x3 players in a FIBA sanctioned tournament. By Sunday, the feat will be completed with over 2,000 participants in the competition. But even before the history is cemented, Chooks-to-Go already gave a thanksgiving gift to the institution worth PHP 100,000. But it ended up being more than that. Prior to the Manok ng Bayan-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas 3x3 tourney, Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. President Ronald Mascariñas had already planned to donate the said amount. Little did everyone know that the amiable executive had a surprise in store. "When I walked in here, ang daming nagpapasalamat sa amin. Pero kami talaga ang nagpapasalamat sa inyo. You are already giving back to the country as the points we will accumulate here will help in our journey to the 2020 Olympics," Mascariñas shared during the opening remarks of the two-day tournament in Cebu. "That is why on top of the 100,000, we are going to give 100,000 every month to help continue the cycle of goodness by the sisters here," added the executive. Upon hearing this, the SBP commended Chooks-to-Go as it continues to help spread their mission of helping in nation-building through basketball. "On-the-spot yun eh. Napagusapan lang namin is magbibigay sila ng 100,000. Yung magbibigay siya ng monthly, on-the-spot yun, doon lang sa stage at siya lang nagsabi dahil natuwa siya sa nakita niyang reception at involvement ng mga bata at mga madre," gushed SBP Executive Director Sonny Barrios. For Boystown, they plan to use the funds they will receive to continue the development of their sports program and to build more rooms inside the school. "Sa totoo lang umiyak ako," said Sister of Mary School Boystown athletic director Van Parmis, "I'm happy and blessed sa Boystown and Girlstown kasi yung Chooks-to-Go magbibigay ng 100,000 per month, malaking bagay sa mga opportunities ng bata. Yung wish namin po, tupad na po eh. Natupad yung wish namin dahil sa Chooks-to-Go. Dahil din sa SBP, na-recognize yung Boystown." "The kids' happiness is our happiness," added Sister Laresa Morasa, SM......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

Thirdy and Kobe come home to 3x3

The 3x3 basketball court is home to almost every Filipino who grew up loving the game. This is a narrative that both Chooks-to-Go 3x3 ambassadors Thirdy Ravena and Kobe Paras share as they participate in Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas' attempt to set a world record this weekend in Cebu. Ravena, Paras, and the rest of over 2,000 Students of Sisters of Mary Boystown and Girlstown from Minglanilla and Talisay will simultaneously play 3x3 basketball over the weekend to break the initial record of 1,898 players. "It's truly an honor to be part of something historic," said Paras, "Growing up in 3x3, this brings a lot of memories for me." "Noong bata ako, three-on-three talaga ang nilalaro ko," added Ravena. The pair are set to spend time with the kinds in both campuses. While playing a full game is not set in stone for the two, they promised that they will make sure to make the students happy as they make history together. In addition to setting a world record, the two-day tournament will help the Philippines in racking up FIBA 3x3 federation points to help their bid for a 2020 Tokyo Olympics spot. 3x3 will officially be a medal event in the coming Olympics. This is a fact that both college stars are very thrilled to help with especially that they have both played in the international stage of 3x3. Paras won the gold in the Slam Dunk event in the 2015 FIBA 3x3 Under-18 Championship while Ravena had a chance to suit up in the 2013 FIBA Under-16 3x3 World Cup in Jakarta. "Now that it's a growing sport and an Olympic event, talagang dream come true ito for us," said Ravena......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

Many Filipino students, jobseekers not employable | Philstar.com

Many Filipino students and jobseekers still require additional training to become employable, a study showed......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 4th, 2019

Study: Asian-American students have highest unmet financial need

LOS ANGELES -- Asian Americans are the fastest growing population in the U.S., but recently released U.S. Department of Education data show that Asian American students have the largest gap between the cost of college and what they must pay---or unmet need. "This further illuminates how the Asian 'model minority' myth is damaging to the success of Asian American communities and has wide-ranging implications postsecondary financial aid policies," said the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP). In a recent report titled "When Financial Aid Falls Short," the center found that nearly three in four students experience the unmet need, with the level of unmet need being higher amon...Keep on reading: Study: Asian-American students have highest unmet financial need.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2018

Cebuanos Favor Move to Revive ROTC in Schools

Instructors of Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) units in Cebu on Thursday belied claims of critics of President Rodrigo Duterte that the effort to revive mandatory service training of senior high school students will militarize the schools. They also said that it will not violate domestic laws and international agreements protecting minors from being involved […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Oslob shark tourism needs sustainable model, says study

A sustainable model for shark tourism needs to be implemented in Tan-awan, Oslob in Cebu as it is leading to the degradation of the local coral reef ecosystem,a collaborative research by the University of Hong Kong (HKU), the University of Guam (UoG) and the Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute Philippinesv (LAMAVE) said......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Aetas take part in Allianz Conquer Challenger

Allianz is doing something that has never been done before. The global insurer is celebrating the strength of indigenous people, particularly the Aetas of Porac, Pampanga, by introducing them to the rising sport of obstacle course racing (OCR). Last December 9, Sunday, the third leg of the Allianz Conquer Challenge was held in Clark Global City in Pampanga, where 20 Aetas, between 16 to 21 years old, raced together with 20 Allianz employees in the pairs category.  The Aeta participants are students of Villa Maria Integrated School, an adopted public school of Allianz PNB Life, atop the mountains in Porac, Pampanga. “We recognize the strength of the Aetas. So, aside from educating them with the basics of personal finance through our financial literacy program, we would like to impart to them the value of committing to achieve goals that they have to set. We want to give them a fair chance of having employment opportunities in the future,” explained Gae Martinez, chief marketing officer, Allianz PNB Life. Sunday’s race was a 10km-race composed of 25 obstacles, which was the same trail tackled by professional racers who competed for a slot in the upcoming South East Asian (SEA) Games. Just last month, OCR was announced a new addition to the SEA Games to be held in Clark, Pampanga.  Some of the obstacles during the race were hurdles, taho carry, tirador, spider web, monkey bars, wall of tire, slip wall, commando climb, among others. Those who incurred penalties for not being able to perform an obstacle had to carry a 30-pound sand bag. “OCR is an up and coming sport. It is gaining popularity in the Philippines. Allianz as a company uses sports to connect with communities. The Aetas from Villa Maria is one of the communities that Allianz here in the Philippines has chosen to support.  This is, in line with our advocacy to promote social inclusion, one of the pillars of our company’s Corporate Citizenship Strategy,” Martinez further said. One of the Aeta participants, Reyna Baclay, was thankful to be given the opportunity and to discover the sport that she said is closely similar to the activities they do in everyday life. “They carry sand bags here. In the mountains, we carry 50 kilos of camote or ube that we bring to the lowlands. If we sell, our families will have money to spend. By joining the race, I can tell people, I have a dream, too. I want to work in IT (information technology). I hope I can continue after I graduate,” said Baclay, who at age 18 is still a grade nine student. Another Aeta youth, Miracle Lansang, 20, grade 12, is dreaming of someday working for the air force. “I want to work for the air force. But they say I will not qualify because of my height. I have not lost my hope that it can still come true,” he said. Renz dela Cruz, 21, was a graduate of the same school. However, he had to stop and work giving a ride on his motorcycle, because his parents cannot afford to send him to college. “I dream of becoming a civil engineer. My family needs me now. I have brothers and sisters, who are studying,” he said. With the project “Sanlahi” of Allianz in the Philippines, there is hope for these Aeta youth. “Allianz is here to provide the courage to move forward, the courage to overcome life’s obstacles, for them to have better life,” Martinez said, ”As our tag line goes - we dare you to, because we’re with you.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Attracting the Filipino Gen Z

Aside from being heavily tech-oriented, Filipino Gen Zers---those born in 1996 and later---are looking to work not just for money, but for companies that are socially and environmentally responsible, and can provide them with opportunities to experience new things in their careers, says a recent study commissioned by information technology company Dell Technologies.   The "Gen Z: The Future Has Arrived" study compiled insights from over 12,000 high school and college students in 17 countries, over 4,000 of whom came from Southeast Asia (the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia). Locally, 730 Filipino students participated in the study.  ...Keep on reading: Attracting the Filipino Gen Z.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

Virginia Tech sorry for using photo of Fil-Ams in flyer for foreign students

Hunter Gresham, executive director of communications and information technology for student affairs at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, apologized to the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community after a photo of the Filipino American Student Association (FASA) was used to represent international students in a promotional flyer. The Collegiate Times reported that the promotional flyer released by the Cranwell International Center (CIC) was for the International Student Barometer survey and stated, "Help Make Virginia Tech Better for International Students! Tell us what IS and IS NOT working well." However, the photo used was taken at the International Street Fair last sp...Keep on reading: Virginia Tech sorry for using photo of Fil-Ams in flyer for foreign students.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

Cutting down social media use may help reduce depression, loneliness

New United States research has found that reducing time spent on social media platforms such as Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram may help improve well-being. Carried out by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, the new study recruited 143 students at the university and asked them to complete experiments designed around Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram, the three social media sites being most popular with undergraduate students. Each participant was asked to complete a survey to assess their mood and well-being at the start of the study and were monitored over a period of one week to assess their usual level of social media use. They were then randomly split into two...Keep on reading: Cutting down social media use may help reduce depression, loneliness.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018