Lifetime Gift of Education

University of San Carlos

 

Congratulations to the all the passers of the Board Exam! I am happy that four of our students from the University of San Carlos made it to the top 10.

 

1. Karen Mae Calam

3. Fiona Cristy Lao

7. Anne Margaret Momongan

8. Jefferson Gomez

 

As a reward, the 4 topnotchers from the University of San Carlos will be given a lifetime “gift of education,” which means that they can nominate a scholar, who, in turn, may choose any course he/she wishes to enroll in at the school.“He/she will let one finish the program then nominate again for the rest of her life,” said Atty. Joan Largo, Dean of the College of Law, University of San Carlos-Cebu.

School and Hospital Governance Workshop Seminar

Fr. Peru in front of the SVDs

Fr. Peru in front of the SVDs

The Divine Word Missionaries (SVD) of the Philippine Southern Province (PHS) had their seminar workshop on school and hospital governance at the SVD Retreat House of the University of San Carlos (USC) in Talamban Campus, Cebu City on June 17-18, 2016. In this one and a half day seminar workshop, the basic and best governance practices of Catholic schools in the Philippines, the reportorial requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and financial literacy, particularly understanding financial statements were discussed extensively.

 

Start of the Session

Start of the Session

It also included cases and issues concerning school Board practices, SEC updates, and analyzing financial statements. Lecturers are PHS Secretary of Education Ministry Fr. Peru Dayag, SVD; USC VP for Finance Fr. Jun Rebayla, SVD; Atty. Alma Estrada-Dlena and Atty. Tara Tsarina Perez-Retuya, lawyers of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

Fr. Peru, Fr. Jing-jong and the SEC lawyers

Fr. Peru, Fr. Jing-jong and the SEC lawyers

According to the Fr. Dayag, impetus of the seminar-workshop was “to deepen the understanding of the participants on governance practices of Catholic schools in the Philippines, particularly the SVD schools; to make the participants aware of the functions of the Securities and Exchange Commission vis-à-vis registered corporations, and; to increase the knowledge of the SVDs in analyzing the financial statements of the schools and hospitals.” This is also in preparation for the other members of the congregation whenever they become part of the Board of Trustees in the future.

Workshop Proper

Workshop Proper

 

Workshop Proper

Workshop Proper

 

Workshop Proper

Workshop Proper

The SVD in the PHS owns three universities in the Visayas, namely, the University of San Carlos in Cebu, the Holy Name University of Bohol (HNU), and the Liceo del Verbo Divino in Tacloban. The Divine Word Hospital in Tacloban and the Holy Name University Medical Center in Bohol are also owned by the SVD. Just recently, the USC and HNU ranked first and fourth respectively among the best-performing Accountancy schools in the country based on the May 2016 board exams.

 

2016 Top 10 Best Performing Accountancy Schools in the Philippines

Almost 3,000 passed the Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination given by the Board of Accountancy this May 2016. About 7,000 accountancy graduates took the exams held in in Manila, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo and Legazpi. Here are the top performing accountancy schools in the Philippines, based on the May 2016 board exams.

10. UNIVERSITY OF THE CORDILLERAS, passing rate: 70.15% 47 out of 67 examinees from this school passed the May 2016 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination.

10. UNIVERSITY OF THE CORDILLERAS, passing rate: 70.15%
47 out of 67 examinees from this school passed the May 2016 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination.

 

9. ATENEO DE NAGA UNIVERISTY, passing rate: 70.37% 38 out of 54 examinees from this school passed the May 2016 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination.

9. ATENEO DE NAGA UNIVERSITY, passing rate: 70.37%
38 out of 54 examinees from this school passed the May 2016 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination.

 

8. CENTRAL PHILIPPINE UNIVERSITY, passing rate: 70.83% 17 out of 24 examinees from this school passed the May 2016 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination.

8. CENTRAL PHILIPPINE UNIVERSITY, passing rate: 70.83%
17 out of 24 examinees from this school passed the May 2016 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination.

 

 

7. UNIVERSITY OF MINDANAO - DAVAO CITY, passing rate: 75.00% 33 out of 44 examinees from this school passed the May 2016 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination.

7. UNIVERSITY OF MINDANAO – DAVAO CITY, passing rate: 75.00%
33 out of 44 examinees from this school passed the May 2016 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination.

 

6. XAVIER UNIVERSITY, passing rate: 75.68% 28 out of 37 examinees from this school passed the May 2016 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination.

6. XAVIER UNIVERSITY, passing rate: 75.68%
28 out of 37 examinees from this school passed the May 2016 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination.

 

5. HOLY ANGEL UNIVERSITY, passing rate: 80.85% 38 out of 47 examinees from this school passed the May 2016 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination.

5. HOLY ANGEL UNIVERSITY, passing rate: 80.85%
38 out of 47 examinees from this school passed the May 2016 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination.

 

4. HOLY NAME UNIVERSITY (formerly DIVINE WORD-TAGBILARAN), passing rate: 87.50% 21 out of 24 examinees from this school passed the May 2016 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination.

4. HOLY NAME UNIVERSITY (formerly DIVINE WORD-TAGBILARAN), passing rate: 87.50%
21 out of 24 examinees from this school passed the May 2016 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination.

 

3. UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS, passing rate: 90.32% 84 out of 93 examinees from this school passed the May 2016 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination.

3. UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS, passing rate: 90.32%
84 out of 93 examinees from this school passed the May 2016 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination.

 

2. DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY, passing rate: 93.10% 54 out of 58 examinees from this school passed the May 2016 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination.

2. DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY, passing rate: 93.10%
54 out of 58 examinees from this school passed the May 2016 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination.

 

1. UNIVERSITY OF SAN CARLOS, passing rate: 95.56% 43 out of 45 examinees from this school passed the May 2016 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination.

1. UNIVERSITY OF SAN CARLOS, passing rate: 95.56%
43 out of 45 examinees from this school passed the May 2016 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination.

 

For the record, 7 out of these schools are Catholic schools.

Of the 7, two are owned by the Divine Word Missionaries:

The Holy Name University of Bohol (#4) and

The University of San Carlos in Cebu (#1).

Proud to be SVD.

Congratulations, USC Warriors!

Photo Credit: Today's CAROLINIAN

Photo Credit: Today’s CAROLINIAN

Last year, I was still in Cebu during the 14th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) Men’s Basketball Tournament. The CESAFI is a sports association of 10 schools, colleges and universities in the province. It was established in 2001. Many of the biggest names in the history of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) made their names as collegiate players in Cebu, including Ramon Fernandez, Manny Paner, Yoyong Martirez, Jojo Lastimosa, Boy Cabahug, Al Solis, and Dondon Hontiveros.

 

I’m not really a basketball fan, though I am a die-hard Ginebra follower. However, with University of San Carlos (USC) – it was really a different story. Knowing that you own the school, and your Warriors are competing for the top plum – man, that is awesome!

 

We ended second best last year to Southwestern University (SWU) but our spirits are not to be conquered. The Warriors looked forward to this year, and yes, we made it.

 

For the first time in 57 years, the USC Warriors made a milestone when it toppled University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers in the Game 5 of the 15th Season on Tuesday, October 20 at the New Cebu Coliseum. The score was 64-53.

 

According to Rappler, “The USC Warriors last won a Cebu title in 1958, when the scholastic league was known as the Cebu Collegiate Athletic Association. Current team consultant Julian Macoy, known as a living legend in Cebu basketball, was part of that team then. Macoy is known for scoring the most number of points in a single game twice as a member of the USC Green and Gold Warriors from 1955 to 1961.”

 

Congratulations to the USC Warriors! Fr. Andring, magluto tag Brazilian spaghetti! Akong nadungog ug nabati ang dakong kalipay sa mga staff, professors, mga yanong tawo sa unibersidad ug mga estudyante sa kaladugan sa atoang mga banggiitang Warriors. Let us keep the fire burning. #witnesstotheword.

 

The University of San Carlos has been under the management of the Divine Word Missionaries (SVD) since 1935. At present, it has 8 colleges and 27 departments.

 

Misa de Gallo in Cebu – Live Streaming

University of San Carlos Chapel, Cebu City, Philippines

University of San Carlos Chapel, Cebu City, Philippines

Please save these links

For the live Novena Masses radio broadcast of the station

DYRF-Cebu

The official radio station for the

International Eucharistic Congress 2016:

http://www.twitch.tv/rfcebu01

http://dyrf1215.weebly.com

http://mixlr.com/dyrf-1215/

 

 

16 – Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral,

Msgr. Ruben Labajo

(4:30 am)

17 – Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish-

Redemptorist, Fr. Leo Armada, CSsr (5am)

18 – Mt. Carmel Parish -Recoletos,

Fr. Roland Cepe, OAR (4:30 am)

19 – Our Lady of Lourdes Parish – Punta Princesa,

Fr. Ramon Pacada, SDB (4:30 am)

20 – Sacred Heart Parish,

Fr. Manny Uy, SJ (4:30 am)

21 – RVM Convent,

Fr. Bobby Ebisa, SVD (4:30 am)

22 – Pink Sisters Convent,

Fr. Roger Bag-ao, SVD (4:30 am)

23 – Sto. Niňo Parish-Muhon,

Fr. Vic Amplayo, OSA (4:30 am)

24 – Birhen sa Regla-Lapu-lapu City

Fr. Leonardo Cabrera, MSC (4:30 am)

MIDNIGHT MASS

24 – Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral,

Archbishop Jose S. Palma (9 pm)

DYRF and Power FM Return to University of San Carlos

The Lobby of the Word Broadcasting Corporation (WBC)

The Lobby of the Word Broadcasting Corporation (WBC)

The Word Broadcasting Corporation (WBC), the media communication company owned by the SVD Philippines-South, is moving back to the University of San Carlos-Cebu after 5 years of staying at the Gallardo Building in Mango Avenue. This means that the 2 Cebu-based radio stations under its umbrella, the DYRF Radio Fuerza 1215 and Power FM 89.1, are now in a newly furnished location inside the P. del Rosario street of the University building.

 

At left is the main door

At left is the main door

It is indeed a homecoming! I am very happy about it because Fr. Bobby and I will have more time to spend with our community. You see, everyday Fr. Bob and I go to the stations at the Mango Avenue. During lunch and dinner, we have to go back to the university – and sometimes meals are already over when we arrived. Mao nga dihado jud kaayo mi sa kaon, hehe. We shall also have time to attend noon prayers.

 

Lockers and Hall Way to the News Room

Lockers and Hall Way to the News Room

At the back of the green wall is the stockroom

At the back of the green wall is the stockroom

 

More importantly, it will also be a renewal of ties between the University and our radio stations. Interestingly, in 1987 WBC Board of Trustees meeting, it was mentioned that the SVD missionaries intended to buy the DYRF from the Redemptorist Fathers because, aside from evangelization, it will also cater to the students of San Carlos should it open Mass Communications in the future. This vision is materialized only after 27 years as the University offered Communication courses just last semester.

 

Power FM Booth

Power FM Booth

DYRF Radio Fuerza Booth

DYRF Radio Fuerza Booth

This coming November 5 will be the blessing of our radio stations. Archbishop Jose S. Palma will be here. Kitakits!

 

Puloy and Julius at the Technicians' Booth

Puloy and Julius at the Technicians’ Booth

GREETINGS FROM CEBU!!!

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Friends,

Greetings from Cebu!

Yes, after my beautiful journey in Basilan, my journey to Cebu comes as a surprise. Our mission team in Olutanga Island requested me to go to Cebu to represent our team for the SVD Superiors’ Meeting Team. Visayas-Mindanao area meeting po ito ng aming mga SVD priests. No, hindi po ako superior sa Olutanga Island kaya ako andito sa Cebu. Nagkataon lang na medyo may edad na yong mga kasama ko sa team at di nila kaya ang mahabang biyahe. So, they requested me, and the rest is history.

Last Tuesday maaga akong umalis ng isla, 8 am. Nagtravel by motor for 2 hours. Another 2 hours bago maraming ang Ipil. I had my lunch there.

Then, nag-bus. Dumating ako ng Zamboanga City 4 pm. Sa Zamboanga city na ako nagpalipas ng gabi.

Kanina 9:45 am, I took my Cebu Pacific flight bound for Cebu.

I just arrived from the airport now. Had my lunch at the SVD Provincialate in University of San Carlos Cebu.

Then, nagpunta sa secretary to get my envelope for the agenda of the meeting tomorrow (Thursday).

Katakot!

Ang mga participants pala ng meeting ay bigating mga rectors, presidents, superiors ng mga mission areas namin! Hehe.

During lunch, may isang paring lumapit sa akin and he exclaimed, “ow! the youngest superior, si Santino!”

Hala, naku, lagot!

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