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April 5, 2013


  • PRO-7 initiates Election Security Workshops [iCEBU News Video]
  • Bayani Challenge in San Remigio draws thousands of volunteers
  • Feature: Fulfilling dreams in San Remigio
  • DOH celebrates World TB Day 2013
  • Loren holds dialogue in Mandaue City
  • Volunteerism inspires Cebu town mayor to help informal settlers
  • Family of Filipina OFW in Lebanon sought
  • Over 3,500 students pass 2013 S&T Undergraduate Scholarship Exam

PRO-7 initiates Election Security Workshops

iCebu Episode 5 is now online: "Election Security Workshop" initiated by Police Regional Office-7 to generate action plans of "unforeseen" events during elections.

What are these unforeseen events? Watch and learn:
PRO-7 Election Workshop

Bayani Challenge in San Remigio draws thousands of volunteers


By Rachelle M. Nessia


Thousands of local and foreign volunteers joined the five-day volunteerism for nation-building event dubbed “Bayani Challenge” in San Remigio, Cebu.


As the event drew to a close March 27 a total of 2,018 volunteers took part in the challenge in San Remigio, according to Gawad Kalinga (GK) Cebu. READ MORE



Feature: Fulfilling dreams in San Remigio


The Bayani Challenge 2013 Cebu

By Ferliza C. Contratista


Life they say is how we make it. People dream, work, fail. People dream again. Most are happy in working to achieve their dreams but yet, there are some who are happiest in fulfilling the dreams of others.


The Bayani Challenge Volunteers are very happy to realize the dreams of some of the less fortunate.


Never in the life of Nang Lelita Bueno did she imagine that life will begin for her at the age of 70. Bueno is among the 30 recipients of the houses that the volunteers of the Bayani Challenge 2013 will build in barangay San Miguel, San Remegio town of the Province of Cebu.


“Nalipay koog daku nga sa akong edad, makabalay na gyud ko og ako nga libre kay gibuhat man sa mga volunteers (I am so happy that at my age, I will already have a house and its free because it is built by the volunteers),” Bueno said. READ MORE


DOH celebrates World TB Day 2013

By Juju Manubag-Empuerto


The Department of Health's Center for Health Development-7 (DOH-CHD-7) celebrated World TB Day 2013 Monday, March 25 with the theme “Stop TB-Makialam”.


DOH-CHD-7 had a memorandum of agreement signing with 12 local government units in Cebu for the TB Directly Observed Treatment Short Course (TB-DOTS) facility enhancement during a program held at Sarrosa Hotel.


The LGUs are: Toledo City, Boljoon, Balamban I & I, Daanbantayan II, Cebu Province, Mabolo & Luz Health Centers of Cebu City, Jagobiao and Tipolo, health centers of Mandaue City, Pajo Health Center, Lapu-Lapu City, Liloan, Talisay City, Danao City, and San Fernando. READ MORE


[PHOTO] Department of Health Region VII officials led by Regional Director Dr. Asuncion Anden (w/mic) together with Cebu Provincial Health Officer Dr. Cristina Giango (far left) and National TB Program Nurse Coordinator Jocelyn Tabotabo (2nd from left) and Jail CSupt. Deogracias Tapayan (extreme right) discussing TB as a prevailing disease in the Philippines during the Kapihan forum held March 25 at Sarrosa Hotel in Cebu to mark World TB Day. (VVV/PIA Cebu)

Loren holds dialogue in Mandaue City


By Ferliza C. Contratista


Sen. Loren Legarda recently made a quick audit of women’s programs in Mandaue City.


Representatives from the Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Education (Deped) and from the local Public Employment Service Office (PESO) and local government unit, were made to attend in a dialogue with over a hundred women at the Mandaue City Public Market. READ MORE


Volunteerism inspires Cebu town mayor to help informal settlers


Mayor urges private sector to donate lots

By Rachelle M. Nessia


Deeply inspired by the Bayani Challenge volunteers, San Remigio's local chief executive said he is looking into how the local government can help relocate the town's informal settlers.


Currently around 200 homeless families have "settled" along the town's coastlines, said Mayor Jay Olivar.


The construction of the Roll On Roll Off port in the town brought on the presence of the informal settlers in San Remigio. READ MORE


Family of Filipina OFW in Lebanon sought


Cebu last known address of Pinay babysitter

By Rachelle M. Nessia


The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is seeking help in locating the family of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who died in Lebanon recently.


Alma Faburada Mintalar died of cardiac arrest in Beirut, Lebanon on Feb. 23, 2013.


Mintalar’s last known address was in Cebu. READ MORE


Over 3,500 students pass 2013 S&T Undergraduate Scholarship Exam

By Juju Manubag-Empuerto


The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Regional Office 7 said 3,597 high school students nationwide qualified for the S&T Undergraduate Scholarship.


The Science Education Institute's (SEI) 2013 Science and Technology (S&T) Undergraduate Scholarship Examination was held on November 18, 2012 for School Year 2013-2014.


The complete list of qualifiers are now posted at the DOST website: http://www.science-scholarships.ph. READ MORE


Three of the foreigner volunteers who joined the more than 1,000 local volunteers in San Remigio, Cebu for the Bayani Challenge. They later on taught volunteers how to do the Unity Dance during the Opening Ceremony. (VVV/PIA Cebu)


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