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LTO-7’s Drivers Education Center in Cebu City launched

CEBU CITY, Philippines- The Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas  (LTO-7) launched on Tuesday morning, September 29, 2020, the Drivers Education Center located inside their Cebu City District Office along N. Bacalso Avenue here. The program aims to provide driving education to individuals who want to apply for a student’s permit before they would be […] The post LTO-7’s Drivers Education Center in Cebu City launched appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerSep 29th, 2020

DOTr Launches a Program for PUV Drivers

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) in partnership with Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA) launched the “Tsuper Iskolar” program at the IEC Convention Center Cebu (IC3) on Friday, July 5. “Tsuper Iskolar” is a nationwide program which aims to help Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) drivers and operators that are affected by the PUV Modernization Program. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 8th, 2019

Thousands show up in Bohol drug symposium, Jesus Miracle Crusade takes center stage

BOHOL – Thousands of mostly students and teachers and citizens have attended and participated one of the biggest drug symposia conducted by the influential Jesus Miracle Crusade International Ministry or JMCIM in central Philippines. Dozens of members of the JMCIM led by prayer warrior Danny Cuarteros and wife Sister Jeany travelled all the way from Tuguegarao City in Cagayan province in northern Philippines in bad weather just to be able to hold the symposium in Bohol province for the benefit of the students. The symposium – held at the Mayor Pablo O. Lim Memorial Astrodome &'' was in coordination and partnership with the Department of Education and other stakeholders in Bohol. Valencia town Vice Mayor Jorge Buslon also attended the drug symposium and gave an inspiring message to the huge crowd – students and teachers from Grades 7 to 11 of the Valencia Technical High School headed by Principal Jonas Gabutan. Brother Cuarteros’ daughter, Sister Angel, was one of the lecturers in the symposium and she talked about drug awareness and prevention. The Jesus Miracle Crusade Choir also held a peace concert.  The symposium, dubbed “Holding Nothing Back,” was a big success, according to Brother Cuarteros, following the warm reception and hospitality of the host school and local government officials and the public, especially at a time that the Duterte government launched the second phase of its war against illegal drugs dubbed as “Oplan Taphang” which literally means “Operational Plan Tapok-Hangyo”  Oplan Taphang aims to gather support from the public to help the police in its anti-drugs and anti-criminality campaign in the country. The group of Brother Cuarteros has conducted tens of dozens of crusades and drug symposium across northern Philippines in recent months, and played a key role in other religious activities in the country and abroad. The Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines and national government officials, including lawmakers and armed partisan groups, have publicly praised JMCIM for its religious and active advocacy in various issues.    “Hallelujah, praise the lord, through the leading prayers of our beloved and honorable Evangelist Pastor Wilde E. Almeda, the end time prophet of God, we are victorious in Jesus name,” Brother Cuarteros said, referring to the JMCIM founder. (Cebu Examiner) 164&'160;total views, 164&'160;views today.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2017

Learning modules featuring Victory of Mactan launched in Lapu-Lapu

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd)- Lapu-Lapu City Division, together with the Lapu-lapu City government, has launched the Self-Learning Modules in Social Science for Junior and Senior High School Leaners on Friday morning, January 15, 2021. The module will feature the road to the 500 years of the Victory of Mactan. Dr. […] The post Learning modules featuring Victory of Mactan launched in Lapu-Lapu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

TESDA-NCR launches Regional Training and Assessment Center

PASIG CITY, Nov. 4 (PIA) -- The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority-National Capital Region (TESDA-NCR) on Tuesday launched its first Regional Training and Assessment Center......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 4th, 2020

TESDA opens 1st Innovation Center in Cebu

CEBU CITY, Oct. 26 (PIA) -- The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) on Oct. 23, 2020 inaugurated the Regional Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Innovation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 28th, 2020

Negosyo Center in Talisay City launched

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A Negosyo Center was launched in Talisay City to cater to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and help ease the processing of various business-related permits. Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas said this is a huge help to Talisaynons as many of those affected by the coronavirus pandemic may want to start businesses […] The post Negosyo Center in Talisay City launched appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 16th, 2020

DepEd-7 eyes one school per LGU to remain as isolation center

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) will be looking into a compromise with the local government units that are asking for the extension of their use of some public schools as isolation centers beyond August 15, 2020. DepEd-7 has allowed the LGUs to use the public schools as isolation […] The post DepEd-7 eyes one school per LGU to remain as isolation center appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2020

Cebu province launches ‘assistance center’ for Cebuanos stranded in other provinces

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu provincial government will be sending assistance to Cebuanos who are now stranded in other provinces because of the enhanced community quarantine that is in effect in most parts of the country. On Tuesday, April 14, the Capitol has launched a Facebook page, Stranded Cebuanos Assistance Center, where the stranded […] The post Cebu province launches ‘assistance center’ for Cebuanos stranded in other provinces appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 14th, 2020

No fans, no work: Arena workers caught in sports shutdown

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — David Edelman can usually be found at a Denver Nuggets basketball game or a Colorado Rapids soccer game. As an usher, he interacts with fans in a role he calls a staple of his life. But there are no Nuggets games for at least a month. No Rapids games, either. And Edelman has no idea what he’ll do now. “This is what I do for a living,” Edelman said earlier this week, as the realization hit that sports were going on hiatus because of the coronavirus. “This is my income.” Thousands of workers would have staffed the 450 NBA and NHL games that will not be played over the next month in response to the pandemic. And then there are the more than 300 spring training and regular-season baseball games, 130 NCAA Division I men’s and women’s tournament games, 50 or so Major League Soccer matches, all international golf and tennis tournaments, and who-knows-how-many high school, small college and other entertainment events canceled or postponed because of the global health crisis. The total economic impact of the loss of sports and other events because of the pandemic — assuming only a month shutdown — is impossible to calculate but will reach the billions, easily. Tickets aren’t being sold, so teams and leagues and organizing bodies lose money. Fans aren’t going to events that aren’t happening, so taxi drivers and ride-share operators have no one to ferry to and from those places. Hotel rooms will be empty. Beers and hot dogs aren’t being sold, so concessionaires and vendors lose money. Wait staff and bartenders aren’t getting tips. Without those tips, their babysitters aren’t getting paid. The trickle-down effect sprawls in countless directions. Some teams are trying to help. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, within minutes of the NBA shutdown announcement, said he wanted to find a way to help workers who will lose money because games won’t be played. By Friday, he had his plan: “We will pay them as if the games happened,” he told The Associated Press in an email. Other teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers, have made similar commitments to workers at not just NBA events but also the building’s minor-league hockey games. The Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors and Atlanta Hawks were among the earliest NBA franchises to reveal they’re working on how they’ll take care of arena staffs. So have the NHL’s Washington Capitals, among others, and the ownership group for Detroit's Pistons, Red Wings and Tigers on Friday said they were setting up a $1 million fund “to cover one month's wages for our part-time staff for games, concerts and events that they would have otherwise worked." “Our teams, our cities and the leagues in which we operate are a family, and we are committed to looking out for one another,” New Jersey Devils owner Josh Harris said. There were many more significant gifts revealed later Friday. Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans said he would “cover the salaries” for workers at the team’s arena for the next 30 days. Blake Griffin of the Detroit Pistons pledged $100,000 for workers there, the San Jose Sharks said part-time arena workers would get paid for all games not played and Florida Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky said he was giving $100,000 to workers in that club’s arena -- a donation matched by his teammates and followed by another pledge from the team’s ownership group. “This is a small way for me to express my support and appreciation for these wonderful people who have been so great to me and my teammates and hopefully we can all join together to relieve some of the stress and hardship caused by this national health crisis,” Williamson wrote on Instagram. At Chicago Blackhawks hockey games alone, about 1,500 workers are in or outside the building on event nights: guest services, concessions, parking, security, box office and so on. “The per game payroll is more than $250,000,” said Courtney Greve Hack, a spokeswoman for the United Center. If that’s the NHL norm — no official numbers are available — then workers around the league would stand to lose more than $60 million if hockey does not return this season. “I get it,” said Chris Lee, who owns a coffee and smoothies franchise in Arizona that draws 70% of its annual revenue sales at spring training and Arizona Coyotes hockey games. “But this is going to be really tough.” Lee was packing up cups that won’t be used when baseball announced Thursday that spring training was ending about two weeks early. He and his staff — one full-timer, 14 part-time employees — aren’t sure what comes next. The enormity of the numbers stacks up quickly. The group that owns the Raptors and other pro sports clubs in Toronto, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, says it's trying to help 4,000 workers in that city. Extrapolate that across other Canadian and U.S. pro sports cities, and those teams could be looking at 100,000 workers feeling some sort of pinch — not counting the impact at college and other levels. Cavaliers star Kevin Love pledged $100,000 to help the workers in Cleveland address what he described as their “sudden life shift.” On Friday, reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks made a $100,000 pledge on behalf of his family “It’s bigger than basketball! And during this tough time I want to help the people that make my life, my family’s lives and my teammates lives easier," Antetokounmpo wrote on Twitter. The NCAA men’s Division I tournament generates about $900 million annually through television and marketing rights alone. In Albany, New York, which was scheduled to host men’s tournament games for the first time in 17 years, organizers estimated the economic loss from the three-day event to be about $3 million. Bars and restaurants bought tons of additional stock and perishables to prep for crowds that won't arrive. It’ll probably take a few years before the NCAA can bring the tournament back to many of the cities slated to host games next week. “It’s incredibly disheartening. There’s no question about that,” said Mark Bardack, president of public relations and management firm Ed Lewi and Associates, which had worked for more than a year on the planning of the tournament in Albany. “To have it all disappear, though obviously no one’s fault.” Some arena workers, many not wanting to be identified because of workplace policies about speaking to reporters, said they are living paycheck-to-paycheck. They’re not alone, of course: A study last fall by the American Payroll Association said 74% of workers in the U.S. would “experience financial difficulty” if their usual payday was delayed by as little as one week. In Philadelphia, Rodney Thompson works on commission selling popcorn and beer at 76ers basketball games, Flyers hockey games and Phillies baseball games. They’re all on hold. "The more I sell, the more I make,” the 56-year-old said. “The less I sell, the less I make. It would hurt me, financially. I would have no income coming in. ... I make pretty good money. But if there's no fans, there's no work.” ___ AP Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno in Washington, AP Sports Writers Tom Withers in Cleveland, David Brandt in Scottsdale, Arizona, Josh Dubow in San Francisco, Stephen Hawkins in Dallas and Dan Gelston in Philadelphia, and Associated Press Writers Matthew Carlson and Tim Cronin in Chicago contributed to this report. ___ The Associated Press receives support for health and science coverage from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 14th, 2020

Senator Bong Go Leads 66th Malasakit Center Launching

Spearheaded by Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, the 66th Malasakit Center in the country opened yesterday, February 25 at the Eversley Childs Sanitarium and General Hospital in Jagobiao, Mandaue City. The said Malasakit Center is the 2nd one in Cebu after the first Malsakit Center launched in Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in 2018. “Ngayon […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2020

Sinulog Festival 2020 launched

CEBU City, Philippines – The streets of downtown Cebu City erupted in colors and lively dance performances as the Sinulog Festival 2020 was officially launched today, Friday, January 10, 2020. At 3:56 p.m., Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella declared the start of this year’s Sinulog Festival at the Pilgrim Center inside the Basilica Minore del […] The post Sinulog Festival 2020 launched appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2020

USC releases results of sexuality, RH study in Visayas

CEBU CITY, Nov. 14 (PIA) -- In a study conducted by the University of San Carlos (USC) Center for Social Research and Education (CSRE) in the Visayas, at the age of 10 and 11, boys and girls think.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2019

American civilian’s book about his hiding in Leyte in WWII launched

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A book about a civilian’s diary of his experience during World War II was launched on Friday, November 30, at the Casa Gorordo, Museum. The book entitled “Hidden in Leyte: The Orville A. Babcock Diary of WWII 1941-1945” will open our minds about how this senior official at the Bureau of Education […] The post American civilian’s book about his hiding in Leyte in WWII launched appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2019

First RopeTrip Series in the Philippines Launches in Cebu

The Petzl RopeTrip, in partnership and hosted by Habagat Outdoor Equipment, launched the Philippine series on Thursday, November 28 at the Metro Sports Center, Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City. The said activity is a 3-day event which will end on Saturday, November 30. The Petzl RopeTrip is an international event that was created in France […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 30th, 2019

New KTV Bar Opens in Mactan Town Center (MTC)

“Sing Like Crazy!”, as the tagline says, Watever Family KTV has launched the opening of its 15th branch in Mactan Town Center (MTC) in Barangay Basak, Lapu-Lapu City on Saturday, November 9. The latest branch is the 4th Watever branch in Metro Cebu alone. “Now nakadawat tag mga feedback gikan sa atong mga costumers nga […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 11th, 2019

Centcom to hold 8th Heroes Run for soldiers’ orphaned children

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Central Command (Centcom) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines has officially launched its “8th Heroes Run” that aims to bring the AFP closer to the public and at the same time raise funds for the education of the orphaned children of soldiers. Major Christian Uy, in-charge of the project, […] The post Centcom to hold 8th Heroes Run for soldiers’ orphaned children appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2019

Program for US education now in Cebu

CEBU CITY, Oct. 1 (PIA) -- EducationUSA has opened its first advising center in Central Visayas here in Cebu to provide an avenue for students aspiring to study in the United States to know more ab.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 8th, 2019

11 killed after student-loaded dump truck falls off cliff in Boljoon

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Eleven children, between the ages of 10 and 12, died in Boljoon, southern Cebu, on Friday morning, July 19, 2019, after a mini dump truck fell off a roadside cliff on the way to the town center to attend an event organized by the Department of Education (DepEd). Boljoon Public Information Officer, Ruben […] The post 11 killed after student-loaded dump truck falls off cliff in Boljoon appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 19th, 2019

ALS gets boost with Learning Center, Smart School-in-a-Bag

CEBU CITY, Philippines – When the Department of Education (DepEd) conceptualized the Alternative Learning System (ALS) over 15 years ago, its primary goal was simple: to assist out-of-school youth and adult learners who haven’t completed basic education. Years later, the government agency realized the need to further enhance ALS education interventions. This led to the […] The post ALS gets boost with Learning Center, Smart School-in-a-Bag appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 9th, 2019

DepEd Cebu launches integrated, gender-sensitive curriculum 

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) in Cebu Province has launched a wholistic and gender-sensitive approach for learners. Dubbed the Integrated Curriculum for Cebuano Learners to Engage for Better Understanding or iC-Cebu, the new learning approach looks at a more participative way in teaching  basic education learners. The iC-Cebu will make use […] The post DepEd Cebu launches integrated, gender-sensitive curriculum  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 30th, 2019