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Webinar alert: Student rights and online distance learning

Webinar alert: Student rights and online distance learning

Campus, Mindanaoan Update, Technology, Visayas
Students, teachers, other stakeholders from the academe and even the general public alike can learn from this online seminar on student rights and online distance learning. A group of sophomore Juris Doctor students from Silliman University — College of Law, in partnership with The NorSUnian and other student organizations, is hosting an online event that will feature one short talk about student rights and a panel discussion with various student government presidents from around the country. The panel will primarily discuss the measures that student communities can undertake in order to safeguard student rights. The online event will be held on June 4, 2021 from 10 AM to 12 noon via Zoom. REGISTER HERE
These Mindanao youth groups champion bayanihan during quarantine

These Mindanao youth groups champion bayanihan during quarantine

Advocacy, Cagayan de Oro City, Campus, Cotabato, Features, Mindanaoan Update, Misamis Oriental, Society, Surigao del Sur
In the midst of so many challenges this year 2020, I'm so glad that several Mindanao youth groups have taken the initiative to address gaps in social services and collaborated with local government units and NGOs to develop projects that prioritized the survival, health, and livelihood of many of our fellow Filipinos. Here is a list of Mindanaoan youth groups that showed bayanihan during the quarantine: Tabang Sikad Tabang Sikad is a fund-raising initiative for sikad drivers from several barangays in Cagayan de Oro City. The project provided relief packs to sikad drivers whose daily income decreased from Php 300 to Php 80 – Php 100 during the quarantine. Started by a duo, Nekka and Liam, the team expanded their impact to collaborate with the Tricycle Operators and Drivers Associa...
Call for Entries: CineMasayud – A Halad to Health Online Mindanao Short Film Fest and Competition

Call for Entries: CineMasayud – A Halad to Health Online Mindanao Short Film Fest and Competition

Advocacy, Announcements, Broadcasting, Bukidnon, Campus, Contests, Events, Features, Mindanaoan Update, Movies, Society
A Mindanao-wide virtual Short Film Festival and Competition will take place on December 2020 and the call for entries has been cast. Halad to Health, in partnership with the Ateneo de Davao University Culture and Arts through the Ateneo Film Circle and the Samahan ng mga Mag-aaral ng Sining at Komunikasyon, will hold the virtual event dubbed "CineMasayud: A Halad to Health Online Mindanao Short Film Fest and Competition." The event is open to all youth across Mindanao to explore their creativity while using art as a safe space to promote dialogues and services responding to Youth Mental Health issues. The event also aims to provide awareness and calls for action about local health issues and other societal ills in Mindanao and influence others to do the same through filmmaking. ...
Gabay Guro partners with PayMaya, provides these amazing features for teachers

Gabay Guro partners with PayMaya, provides these amazing features for teachers

Campus, Mindanaoan Update, Society, Technology
Great news for teachers all around the country! Teachers will soon have easier access to a financial account and learning resources in one app as Gabay Guro, the flagship advocacy program for teachers of the PLDT-Smart Foundation, partners with PayMaya for its super app for teachers. Through the Gabay Guro app, teachers can soon easily sign up for a PayMaya account which they can use for various digital financial transactions such as paying for online and in-store purchases, sending money, paying bills, buying load, and paying government fees, among others. This will complement the existing features of the app, which provides them access to research materials, community-wide articles, rewards, as well as online lessons to help improve their teaching skills in the new normal. ...
Mindanao schools Ateneo de Davao, Malayan, UIC etc go cashless with PayMaya

Mindanao schools Ateneo de Davao, Malayan, UIC etc go cashless with PayMaya

Advocacy, Campus, Davao City, Technology
I'm glad that PayMaya is empowering over 40 schools nationwide with cashless payment solutions online and in-school and that includes schools in Mindanao! Major learning institutions in Mindanao such as my alma mater Ateneo De Davao University, Malayan Colleges Mindanao and the University of Immaculate Conception are among the schools that have begun to adopt PayMaya’s end-to-end digital payment solutions such as the PayMaya’s Online payment gateway for their online channels and the One by PayMaya Point of Sale (POS) device for school cashiers. These steps definitely provide students a safer and more convenient way to pay for enrollment fees and other educational expenses. “As we prepare to open another school year, ensuring that health and safety measures are implemented ac...
4 Reasons Why Recent College Graduates Should Travel

4 Reasons Why Recent College Graduates Should Travel

Campus, Features, Mindanaoan Update, Style
So, you’ve completed your degree and you have an idea of what kind of work you want to go into. But you feel worn out after all those years of hard work and study. You dream about closing the books for a couple of months and exploring new countries. If so, know that you’re not alone! Taking time out to travel after graduation is becoming more and more common and it’s certainly something you don’t need to feel worried about in terms of damaging your career. In fact, in some ways, traveling post-graduation can actually help your long-term career prospects. Here are five reasons why you should consider packing your backpack (or suitcase) and hitting the road whilst the ink is still fresh on your graduation certificate. Things Can Wait This is probably the most important one. So many gr...
Bukidnon to host Mindanao parliamentary debate championship

Bukidnon to host Mindanao parliamentary debate championship

Bukidnon, Campus, Misamis Oriental, Northern Mindanao, Society
Confirmed: the Province of Bukidnon will be the venue for the much-anticipated Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship, a bi-annual debate tournament that gathers the most prestigious and most competitive debate organizations from universities all over Mindanao, Philippines. Organized by the Bukidnon State University Debate Varsity (BukSU DV) and the Bukidnon Debate Union (BDU), in partnership with the Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Union (MPDU), the debate will be held on September 21 to 23, 2018 at the Bukidnon State University in Malaybalay City, the capital of the Province of Bukidnon. "As we live in the post-truth era where truth is negotiable, it is imperative to continually cultivate a critical mass. Debating, as we stand, is a positive energy geared in putting the post-trut...
List of universities and colleges that will offer FREE tuition starting year 2018

List of universities and colleges that will offer FREE tuition starting year 2018

Announcements, Campus, Education, Mindanao, Mindanaoan Update, News
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has finally signed the free tuition law last Thursday, August 3, 2017. This means that a total of 114 state-run universities, colleges as well as technical-vocational schools will soon provide free tuition subsidy starting 2018. The Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act, which Congress ratified in May and transmitted to the Office of the President on July 5, will provide full tuition subsidies. Here's the list of colleges and universities that will also free tuition in 2018: National Capital Region Eulogio 'Amang' Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology Marikina Polytechnic College Philippine Normal University Philippine State College of Aeronautics Polytechnic University of the Philippines Rizal Technological University ...
Teaching blogging and social media 101 in Manolo Fortich

Teaching blogging and social media 101 in Manolo Fortich

Blogging, Bukidnon, Campus, Features, Internet, Mindanaoan Artists, Society
Last February 9, 2017, I was invited as a speaker on social media and blogging at the Northern Bukidnon Community College in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. I spoke before roughly 160 3rd year Elementary Education students. It was an extra special day, too, because I got to spend it with my Mama, who is an awarded blogger herself and whose introduction of me was so touching I think it pulled a lot of the students’ heartstrings! Anyway, I have to say - I have spoken in several events here and abroad but that NBCC seminar-workshop was something else. It had the most enthusiastic crowd. As soon as I started sharing my digital life journey, all pairs of eyes were on me and everyone looked very eager to learn. So eager that right there and then, a lot of them immediately registered their own blog ...
Calling all Vis-Min schools! Avail of this #DigitalThumbprint Program #WonderfulPH

Calling all Vis-Min schools! Avail of this #DigitalThumbprint Program #WonderfulPH

Announcements, Blogging, Business, Campus, Education, Society, Technology
If there is one thing that the youth of today should really understand and take to heart, it is how they should act safely and responsibly online. I’m sure you’ve seen posts (or two!) by young ones these days that can really raise eyebrows, can disappoint friends and even break the hearts of their own parents and loved ones. It’s undeniable that the youth of today can act careless and can be reckless with their own digital footprints. That's why I'm really glad that Globe Telecom has joined forces with Optus and Singtel in launching Digital Thumbprint, an award winning program that teaches the youth to understand the impact of their online behavior and how to be safe and responsible for their online activities. The local campaign forms part of the digital nation roadmap created by Globe...
Win Gatchalian to DepEd: prepare for exodus of senior HS students from private to public

Win Gatchalian to DepEd: prepare for exodus of senior HS students from private to public

Advocacy, Campus, Mindanaoan Update, Politics
Nationalist Peoples Coalition (NPC) senatorial bet Win Gatchalian todaydownplayed fears that the implementation of the K to 12 program this coming school year will result to more high school dropouts especially those from private schools. “On the contrary, many private schools are now problematic because many students and even teachers in private schools are transferring to public schools for the senior high school (SHS) program. This is because public school teachers are given higher pay than those in private schools and receive numerous benefits from government,” said Gatchalian, who is among the supporters of K to 12 in Congress. Gatchalian said the Department of Education’s earlier projection revealed that about 172,000 students will transfer to public schools this year for the S...
Why parents should send their kids to Galileo Learning Center CDO

Why parents should send their kids to Galileo Learning Center CDO

Cagayan de Oro City, Campus, Education, Misamis Oriental, Northern Mindanao, Society
Let's face it. More often than not, English and Math are two of the subjects that most kids have difficulty on. The curriculum has evolved, is now advanced and is served fast-paced. There's a constant need for the children to absorb, catch up and even implement the learnings in real life. Parents also either find it difficult to teach their kids or they do not have the luxury of time to do so. Add that to the innate interest of children to excel in school (who doesn't want to receive a medal and praise from classmates?) and things can be quite a challenge for both parents and child. Fortunately, parents now have a partner in Galileo Enrichment Learning Program. Galileo CDO, which recently opened another branch in Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro (the first one is along Tomas Saco Street), w...
Rotary Club of CDO Premier I.D.E.A. 2015 to tackle Bangsamoro Basic Law

Rotary Club of CDO Premier I.D.E.A. 2015 to tackle Bangsamoro Basic Law

ARMM, Arts, Basilan, Cagayan de Oro City, Campus, Events
The Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro Premier, a dynamic group of young professionals dedicated to doing good, is organizing I.D.E.A. 2015 - an Invitational for Debate, Essay and Art on September 11 to 12, 2015 at Liceo de Cagayan University. The theme of this year’s invitational is: “Peace in Mindanao." As a necessary component of the theme, the competition will cover the creation of the Bangsamoro region and the crafting of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). I.D.E.A. 2015 is aimed at tackling one of Rotary International’s areas of focus – the promotion of peace and conflict resolution. The event will be a two-day, region-wide high school debate, essay, and art competition aimed at broadening the region’s understanding of the peace process in Mindanao. More specifically, the project aims t...
Joining the Google Translate marathon in CDO

Joining the Google Translate marathon in CDO

Announcements, Bisaya, Blogging, Cagayan de Oro City, Campus, Education, Technology
I recently attended a pretty exciting event here in Cagayan de Oro. I took part in a Google Translate-a-thon, where volunteers like myself translated phrases and sentences from English to Tagalog, Tagalog to English and English to Cebuano. Together with 7 other volunteers, I had fun translating phrases like “mamahalin kita nang walang hanggan,” (IKR, #WhoGoat hehe) “asa man ang balay nilang Tasyo” and even interesting, challenging lines like, “ang kapal ng mukha mo!” I found that challenging because if I translated it quite literally, I felt that the “essence” of the phrase would diminish! How would you translate that, though? :) We also came across a lot of “hugot lines” so that was pretty fun. We did the translations for Google Translate, Google’s free online language translation s...
Visayas Symphony Orchestra to join Liceo University Diamond Jubilee celebration

Visayas Symphony Orchestra to join Liceo University Diamond Jubilee celebration

Arts, Cagayan de Oro City, Campus, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, Music
To help celebrate Liceo University's 60th (Diamond) Jubilee, the Visayas Symphony Orchestra will perform in a special gala concert at Rodelsa Hall on February 28, 2015. Under the baton of world-class Filipino artist Rudolf Pelaez Golez with pianist Jose Velez Malferrari as featured soloist, the much-awaited event aims to bring classical music closer to local music aficionados as a way of cultural appreciation and arts development in the locality. The Visayas Symphony Orchestra in CDO event will also coincide with the National Arts Month celebration. The Visayas Symphony Orchestra will be performing pieces from the world’s greatest classical composers namely, Emperor Waltz of Strauss, Symphony in g minor No. 40 of Mozart and Piano Concerto in c minor No. 3 of Ludwig van Beethoven. Th...
Mindanaoan.com supports Bugsay Mindanao 1st Northern Mindanao dragon boat race

Mindanaoan.com supports Bugsay Mindanao 1st Northern Mindanao dragon boat race

Cagayan de Oro City, Campus, Leisure, Misamis Oriental, News, Northern Mindanao, Society, Sports
I am very proud to announce that Mindanaoan.com is one of the supporters of the most awaited Bugsay Mindanao, the first Northern Mindanao Dragon Boat Race. To be held on December 6, 2014, 7 am to 3 pm, along the Cagayan River, Cagayan de Oro City, Bugsay Mindanao will see the participation of 10 dragon boat teams from outside CDO. Bugsay Mindanao is being held in support of the environmental efforts of Safer River, Life Saver Foundation, Inc. Watch all the action from the viewing deck located at the Liceo University main campus. Catch Bugsay Mindanao on December 6, 2014 and don't forget to support the sponsors as well :) Liempo King - http://www.facebook.com/liempoking Mindanaoan - http://www.facebook.com/mindanaoanblogger Bourbon St. Bistro - http://www.facebook.com/...
Dulaang Atenista XU’s Sa North Diversion Road play

Dulaang Atenista XU’s Sa North Diversion Road play

Arts, Cagayan de Oro City, Campus, Mindanaoan Update, Northern Mindanao, Reviews, Society
When I received an invitation from Shaun to watch Dulaang Atenista - Xavier University's "Sa North Diversion Road" play, I honestly threw all expectations out of the window. That strategy apparently worked well for me because for someone who doesn't get impressed so easily, Dulaang Atenista's version of the award-winning play was so worth my time I felt it would have almost been a sin should I have missed it. Directed by Jay Rey Alovera, Dulaang Atenista's version of the play starred Maria Mercedes Batar and Client Ray Cosin, both of whom gave emotional, stellar performances way beyond what's most probably expected of their age. "Sa North Diversion Road" is composed of 10 brief stories of 10 different couples as they drive along the North Diversion Road in the Philippines. The common...
New career exploration tool launched in Cagayan de Oro

New career exploration tool launched in Cagayan de Oro

Advocacy, Announcements, Arts, Cagayan de Oro City, Campus
The Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) recently launched an online career exploration tool, with the aim to help high school students chart their future. Through a career talk dubbed "Life Lessons," PBed launched FutureYou.ph in Cagayan de Oro City last November 7, 2014. Life Lessons is FutureYou.ph’s career advocacy roadshow that seeks to help high school students discover different career opportunities. Around 100 high school students from Cagayan de Oro College, Bayabas National High School, Carmen National High School, Cagayan de Oro National High School, Gusa National High School, Bonbon National High School and Lapasan National High School attended the event held at the Cagayan de Oro College PHINMA. The students listened to successful individuals from different industries w...
Globe donates first mobile laboratory package to CDO public school

Globe donates first mobile laboratory package to CDO public school

Advocacy, Cagayan de Oro City, Campus, Education, Events, Mindanaoan Update, Misamis Oriental, News, Northern Mindanao
Globe Telecom recently donated a Globe Mobile Laboratory to the City Central School in Cagayan de Oro City, a mobile package that consists of a set of netbooks, printers, mobile projectors as well as sound systems for the use of the said school's homeroom teachers at each grade level. The Globe mobile lab is part of the telecom company's Global Filipino Schools (GFS) program, a long-term education initiative that seeks to transform selected public schools into centers of ICT excellence and innovative teaching methods, in order to set the stage for 21st Century learning. * Photo courtesy of InCDO.com VP for Globe Prepaid Business Issa Cabreira said “As a part of its commitment to nation-building, Globe Prepaid emphasizes the importance of education among Filipino youth by intro...
Catch world-class Filipino pianist Rudolf Golez in concert

Catch world-class Filipino pianist Rudolf Golez in concert

Arts, Cagayan de Oro City, Campus, Entertainment, Events, Features, Music, Personalities, Society
Internationally acclaimed Filipino virtuoso pianist Rudolf Golez, the sole prize winner at the 1st ASEAN Chopin International Piano Competition held in Malaysia, will showcase his amazing talent via a special concert on August 9, 2014, 7 PM at the Rodelsa Hall of Liceo de Cagayan University, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. Golez, who attended the world-renowned Juilliard School in New York City under the tutelage of Seymour Lipkin, will play the timeless music of the great genius Frederic Chopin. Through this concert, Golez will prove exactly why he won the competition in Malaysia and why his exceptional talent has brought him to many areas around the world including the US, Asia and Europe. For seat reservations, call (088) 858 4093 to 95 local 109. You may also call (0917)...
Summer baking and cooking workshops for kids

Summer baking and cooking workshops for kids

Cagayan de Oro City, Camiguin, Campus, Consumer, Corporate, Food, Mindanaoan Update, Society
Keep your kids busy this summer with fun-filled summer cooking and baking workshops made possible by Monster Kitchen CDO, the number 1 baking and cooking school in Mindanao! Monster Kitchen baking school CDO will be holding summer cooking workshops for kids ages 6 to 10 years old and for teens 11 to 16 years old. For summer cooking camp 1, cooking participants will be taught how to make sandwiches, pasta and pizza. Check out the poster below for the specific meals the kids will be taught to make. Teen participants will be taught different meals. As for summer baking workshops, Monster Kitchen Academy CDO will teach kids how to create delicious cookies, cupcakes, brownies, chocolate candies, butter cream cake, among others. For inquiries about these summer workshops for kid...
Mindanaoan is 2013 Mindanao Blogger Of The Year

Mindanaoan is 2013 Mindanao Blogger Of The Year

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It still feels a bit surreal, truth be told. Winning the 2013 Mindanao Blogger Of The Year award and the Best Lifestyle Blog award during the Mindanao Blog Awards 2013 held last October 26, 2013 in Davao City was the farthest thing from my mind. I was there to meet my blogger friends, have a good time, maybe drink a cocktail or two and cheer for other finalists. My mindset that night was (and I actually wrote this days before the finals): Win or lose, you are a champ. What's important is that you did your best in letting more people understand and appreciate the power of social media and blogging in sparking more conversations, making better communities and harnessing better understanding. Social good, folks. Only the good. So when my name was called, you could just imagine my shock. Yup...