WitnesSing to the WORD

To the students, faculty and (ADEA) non-teaching personnel of the University of San Carlos – CEBU CITY:
 
You are all invited to participate in the 3rd WitnesSING to the Word Songwriting contest. Please take time to read the guidelines.

Photo Credit: Hardie Bigcas

1st Prize is P20,000
2nd: 15,000
3rd: 10,000
Consolation: P2,000.
 
For more information: visit or call the USC Campus Ministry Office in your respective campus.
 
Deadline for submission of entries on July 28, 2017, 5:30pm.
 
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List of University of San Carlos-Cebu CPA Top Notchers (1952-2017)

2017 Feral Batch: 100% Passing Rate for First Takers; Top Performing School; 6 top notchers

 

#1 Vianca Pearl Inot Amores (92.67)
#1 Marianito Jesus Berdin del Rio (92.67)
#2 Jessa Comar Bermudo (92.50)
#4 Alyanna Kate Varga Buenavista (91.83)
#4 Maaku Wamar Saito (91.83)
#10 Cristiemay Verano Vertudazo (90.00)

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2016 Ferocious Batch: 100% Passing Rate for First Takers; 6 top notchers

#4 Trisha Claire Yu Cabanlit (91.33)

#5 Ervin Michael Bendulo Cavalida (91.17)

#6 Clare Monica Gako Pilapil (90.83)

#9 Joshua Abundo Echivarre (90.17)

#9 Marc Raphael Nazareno Ong (90.17)

#10 Sarah Mansueto Balisacan (90.00)

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May 2015 – Feisty Batch – Top Performing School

#2 Shaun Anthony Tiu Go (91.29)

#3 Jaecelle Margrett Go Dy (90.56)

#4 Jamaica Juanir Marjadas (90.00)

#10 Odessa Marie Onding Allera (88.43)

#10 Rieland Joromo Cuevas (88.43)

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July 2014  – Fierce Batch

#3 Ray Hamodi Balagbis Ngalot (92.43)

#6 Jamaica Perez Englis (91.43)

#8 Thomas Zachary Pineda Sarigumba (91.14)

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May 2013 – Fiery Batch

#2 Narvios, Mikyll Hum D. (95.43%)

#4 Ang, Wendell K. (93.71)

#10 Fernando, Arianne C. (92.29)

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May 2012 – Formidable Batch; Top Performing School

#4 Chua, Gianna T. (92.57)

#7 Uy, Kenneth Jefferson U. (92.00)

#10 Go, Shearilynn L. (91.57)

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May 2011 – Fearless Batch

#4 Chua, Hegiño Jr. J. (91.57)

#4 Lequin, Viktor Xenon O. (91.57)

#6 Pino, Gilson Y. (90.71)

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May 2010

#10 Tejana, Ritchie Z. (91.14)

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DATE OF CPA EXAM NAMES RANKS
October 2009 Fernandez, Maricor 9th Place
May 2007 Ong, Arthur Vinson 4th Place
October 2006 Chua, Sheryl Siy 9th Place
May 2006 Torreon, Adriano Jr. A 9th Place
May 2004 Hamac, Self H. 4th Place
  Facultad, Ritchell B. 5th Place
  Wang, Jean Haydee D. 6th Place
  Fostanes, Eleute L. 7th Place
May 2003 Isla, Ronan Joseph C. 6th Place
October 2002 Maglasang, Alfi P. 2nd Place
May 1998 Jervoso, Ryan Neil G. 7th Place
October 1997 Lim, Kelly Y. 3rd Place
May 1997 Lamanilao, Maria Liza G. 3rd Place
October 1995 Lau, Sai Bo C. 1st Place
  Lua, Trixie Lenny D. 3rd Place
October 1994 Acusar, Dara Calvo 6th Place
October 1993 Chua, Christine Y. 9th Place
May 1993 Mondano, Donald O. 3rd Place
  Fulache, Luna Mae A. 6th Place
May 1992 Lim, Joy T. 6th Place
  Villamor, Wilfredo J. 7th Place
May 1991 Lau, Ling Na 8th Place
  Vasquez, Randy N. 9th Place
October 1990 Dyguani, Sidney U. 9th Place
May 1988 Lim, Ailene Y. 1st Place
  Rivera, Francisco 3rd Place
  Rizada, Eleanore 5th Place
May 1987 Tan, Rosa L. 10th Place
October 1985 Gerra, Gemma T. 7th Place
May 1983 Tiu, Vicente 1st Place
May 1982 Lumakang, Carolyne V. 3rd Place
1981 November Gagarra, Paulette Micheku 6th Place
1980 June Bonganciso, Maurilla Jean 9th Place
1979 May Rafanan, Mary Ann L. 4th Place
  Gavino, Dalisay S. 6th Place
  Digamon, Ma. Dolores C. 7th Place
1978 April Payot, Federico Jr. S. 6th Place
1977 April Lim, Arthur T. 7th Place
1969 December Yap, Gaudencio V. 6th Place
1966 December Rodriguez, Erlinda M. 7th Place
1962 November Go, Carlos 2nd Place
1961 October Cue, Margarita H. 8th Place
1960 March Aseniero, Purita 10th Place
1959 October Bagaman, Louis G. 8th Place
1959 March Huan, Leoncio 4th Place
1958 October Alcantara, Benedicto B. 8th Place
1955 October Tan, Febes 9th Place
1952 October Relampagos, Jesus A. 3rd Place
  Amores, Rufo T. 9th Place

 

 

 

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.