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    *Students told Change schools* *7/22/2011* ... Students of Mandaue City College (MCC) under Dr. Paulus Cañete who are pursuing degrees with board examinations
    Message 1 of 23 , Jul 21, 2011
      Students told Change schools7/22/2011

       
       

       
       
      Students of Mandaue City College (MCC) under Dr. Paulus Cañete who are pursuing degrees with board examinations have to transfer to a Commission on Higher Education-recognized school.

      MCC graduates “from board courses or programs shall not be allowed to take any licensure examination,” said Dr. Patricia Licuanan, Ched chairperson in a letter dated July 4.

      By virtue of Ched en banc Resolution No. 163-2011, Licuanan wrote a letter informing the public that the college has no legal personality to operate and lacks government recognition.

      The college, which has 1,200 undergraduate and 800 graduate school students, is deemed to be offering higher education programs and holding educational activities illegally, she said.

      “Dr. Paulus Cañete is continuously and illegally defying the closure order of the Commission dated Dec. 3, 2010, by establishing higher education institutions without legal basis.”

      Licuanan said her letter covers the college’s campuses in barangays Tipolo and Jagobiao, Mandaue City and extension schools in the towns of Isabel, Merida and Villaba in Leyte province.

      She warned school authorities to submit to Ched and secure government permits in accordance with Ched rules and regulations.

      Cañete told Cebu Daily News that Ched “should present first a court order before demanding for our school’s closure.

      “They will continue to chase us but we continue to grow every day and we are joyful about this,” he said.

      Cañete said eight of their graduates passed the recent Licensure Examination for Teachers.

      Ten more have applied to take the teachers’ board exam this September.

      “It's not our fault if students enroll in our school,” Cañete said.

      Advertisements of the Mandaue City College under Cañete boast of its continuing operations even without financial support from the local government unit.

      The Mandaue City government and Ched recognize as legitimate only the Mandaue City College headed by Dr. Susana Cabahug. /By Jucell Marie P. Cuyos, Reporter



      On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 9:30 AM, zoilo m cortes jr md <zmcortesjr@...> wrote:

      Metro Cebu

      Enrolment in Mandaue College up by 60 percent
      By PR (The Freeman) Updated June 07, 2011 12:00 AM Comments (0) View comments

      CEBU, Philippines - Enrolment in Mandaue City College this year has increased by at least 60 percent from the same period of last year.

      A significant factor of this unprecedented hike is the influx of transferees from known universities and colleges in Cebu, said OIC administrator Dr. Susana Cabahug.

      Cabahug said last year the enrolment was 422 but as of June 6 this year the number of enrollees has already reached 500 and this will continue to increase until the deadline on June 18.

      Of the total enrolment, majority or 93 as of last week are enrolled in Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT).

      Transferees come from the University of San Carlos, University of San Jose Recoletos, University of Cebu, AMA Computer, Royal Christian College, among others with courses such as BSBA, BSHRM (Hotel, Restaurant Management), BSTM (Tourism Management), and BSIT, among others.

      "The main reason is economic," Cabahug said, adding the school offers an affordable rate of P100 per unit and yet quality education is assured, with 17 regular faculty and administrative personnel and 20 part time of whom six are holders of doctorate degrees at its disposal.

      Dr. Leo Acibar, Assistant College Administrator for Academic Affairs said that based on his interviews with the incoming students, two who came from the University of San Carlos were taking nursing and enrolled instead in BSEd major in Special Education in Mandaue City College.

      From the interview, the two said the income of their parents are not enough to send them to the private school and so they settle for the city college.

      The Commission on Higher Education last September 14, 2010 has accredited the offering of Mandaue City College for the following courses, BEEd, BSEd, and BSIT.

      Cabahug also announced that entrepreneurial skills training offered by the city government are now integrated in the school under the vocational technology department.

      This includes the six weeks to three months of skills training during the day and ten months training during the night.

      Among the three-month courses are culinary arts, cake decorating, meat processing, industrial sewing machine operating, draperies and curtain, automative, cosmetology, dress making, refrigeration and air-conditioning, computer literary and cosmetology.

      The ten-month skills training include welding, autocad, drafting, among others.

      The training is free, but each student has to spend P500 for the two sets of uniform, one year insurance, identification card and certificate.






      On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 1:20 AM, zoilo m cortes jr md <zmcortesjr@...> wrote:

      Cebu News

      Alimaong tribe is not an indigenous group
      By Garry B. Lao/BRP (The Freeman) Updated May 31, 2011 12:00 AM Comments (0) View comments

      CEBU, Philippines - It seems the group Kinatas-ang Kahugpungan sa Kapupud-an Datu Alimaong, who is pushing for representation in three barangay councils and in the Cebu City Council, has no legal personality to install their representatives.

      This after the Office of the National Commission on Indigenous People headed by Hazel Torrefiel informed the Cultural and Historical Affairs Commission that the Datu Alimaong is not one of the indigenous cultural communities recognized by the NCIP, contrary to the group’s claims.

      The NCIP is responsible for the identification and issuance of certifications to rightful members of indigenous groups in the country.

      “The Kinatas-ang Kahugpungan sa Kapupud-an Datu Alimaong is not one of the indigenous people that is recognized by NCIP of Region 6 and 7,” Torrefiel said in a letter addressed to Councilor Margarita Osmeña, chairwoman of the committee on tourism and vice chairwoman of CHAC.

      Torrefiel also said they already informed the Department of Interior and Local Government-7 to inform other local government units of the findings as well.

      To recall, the group went to the Mandaue City Council as they wanted to install a representatives but they were rejected.

      They even went to Mayor Jonas Cortes to insist that they be represented by Paulus Mariae Cañete and his mother Mila Cañete in the city government.

      They insisted that they should have a representation in the city government based on the memorandum circular no. 2010-119 dated October 20, 2010 taken from the DILG’s Section 16 of Republic Act No. 8371 or the Indigenous People’s Right Act of 1997.

      The law “recognizes, protects, and promotes the rights of indigenous cultural communities/indigenous peoples, creating a national commission on indigenous peoples, establishing implementing mechanisms, appropriating funds.”           

      They cited Section 16, which states that Indigenous Cultural Communities have the right to participate fully in all matters of decision making, in matters which may affect their rights, lives and destinies through procedures determined by them.

      Following their rejection by the Mandaue City Government, the indigenous group also pushed for representation in the barangay councils of Capitol Site, Kamputhaw and Cogon Ramos in Cebu City.

      Months after they lobbied the three barangays, the group also wanted to have representation in the Cebu City Council.   Since the group is not recognized by the NCIP, the CHAC recommended before the City Council to uphold and note the information provided by the NCIP by rejecting the tribe’s move.  (FREEMAN)






      On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 1:59 AM, zoilo m cortes jr md <zmcortesjr@...> wrote:

      Metro Cebu

      TESDA supports Mandaue college
      By Flor Z. Perolina (The Freeman) Updated April 21, 2011 12:00 AM Comments (0) View comments

      CEBU, Philippines - The Technical, Educational Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is willing to support institutionalize the technical and vocational component of the Mandaue City College.

      Assistant TESDA regional director Buenafe Sta. Rita during the 35th graduation exercises of Mandaue City government's Entrepreneurial Development Program (EDP) held Tuesday at Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex said TESDA is willing to assist Mandaue City College officer-in-charge Susana Cabahug in accrediting the technical and vocational division of the Mandaue City College.

      Sta. Rita said TESDA is also helping the college have its programs ladderized which means that the skills acquired by a student will be credited to a four year course.

      She cited the Bachelor of Science in Nursing which consists of four employable skills: one year care-giving course, one year healthy care service, one year midwifery, and the last year is nursing.

      According to Sta. Rita, by making technical vocational as one division and higher education as another, plus the ladderized program in both divisions, make Mandaue City College "more strong."

      Also at the graduation ceremony were Mandaue City Vice Mayor Glenn Bercede, city councilors Demetrio Cortes Jr. and Nenita Layese, and other city officials.

      Officer-in-charge Evangeline Manalili said being processed is the merging of the two vocational schools, the EDP and MCFOLTECH or the Mandaue City Free Technological and Entrepreneurial Skills Training Center, into one.

      Under a newly approved ordinance, the two will be under one name, Mandaue City Technological and Entrepreneurial Skills Training (MCTEST) Center, which comprises the tech-voc division of Mandaue City College. - THE FREEMAN




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      On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 12:51 AM, zoilo m cortes jr md <zmcortesjr@...> wrote:

      Metro Cebu

      Mandaue City college urges CHED to act vs. rival college
      By Flor Z. Perolina (The Freeman) Updated April 17, 2011 12:00 AM Comments (0) View comments

      CEBU, Philippines - The Mandaue City College under the administration of Dr. Susana Cabahug has asked the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in Manila to take immediate action against the college being run by Dr. Paulus Mariae Cañete for holding a commencement program despite having been ordered closed by the commission.

      In a letter addressed to CHED chairman Dr. Particia Licuanan, Cabahug said despite a closure order imposed against the old MCC, it still held commencement exercises last April 10.

      Attached to the letter was a news photo released by The Freeman dated April 11 which showed master degree holders receiving their diplomas during commencement rites held at the Montebello Hotel in Cebu City.

      "The Mandaue City College Board of Trustees believed that this is an affront to the authority and integrity of CHED as the government agency in charge of the supervision of all public and private higher educational institutions under RA 7722," Cabahug's letter stated.

      A closure order was served by CHED in December 3, 2010 ordering Cañete to close all curricular programs offered by his school.

      But instead of heeding the closure order, Cañete continues to accept enrollees and hold classes in barangay Tipolo, Mandaue City.

      CHED ordered Cañete's school closed in December after a fact finding committee found out that it was offering a higher education program without legal basis and against the policy, standards, and guidelines set by CHED programs.

      Cañete earlier said he has continued to defy the order since the commission cannot pre-empt the ruling in a pending case and believed that it is the court and not CHED that will implement the closure order.  

      The case Cañete was referring to was a mandamus case filed in 2008 against the city and Mayor Jonas Cortes at the sala of RTC 56 Judge Marily Lagura - Yap.

      The college run by Cabahug is the one recognized by the Mandaue City government.




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      On Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 4:40 AM, zoilo m cortes jr md <zmcortesjr@...> wrote:

      Luigi willing to mediate in rift between 2 Mandaue City colleges


      Saturday, April 9, 2011


      REP. Gabriel Luis Quisumbing (Cebu, 6th District) said he is willing to intervene in the ongoing rift between the Mandaue City Government and the Mandaue City College (MCC) being run by Dr. Paulus Cañete.

      The Civil Service Commission (CSC), on the other hand, ordered Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes to answer allegations made by Cañete regarding the appointments of the faculty members and staff of the city-owned college.

      At present, there are two MCCs-one is under the supervision of Cañete, while the other one is under the management of Dr. Susana Cabahug. The latter is the one recognized by the City Government.

      Help

      While he expressed his willingness to settle the matter between the two city colleges, Quisumbing said he will only mediate if the city officials will seek his help on the matter.

      Quisumbing, in a press conference, said he cannot directly intervene in the rift between the two colleges because the city-run school was created through a city ordinance.

      Quisumbing said while he is concerned about the students of the two colleges, who are affected by the rift, he must also respect the mandate of the City Government.

      “We want a Mandaue City College that would give quality education to students in the city,” said Quisumbing.

      Complaint

      Meanwhile, the CSC, in a resolution dated Feb. 15, ordered Cortes to answer Cañete’s complaint, particularly on the status of appointments of the faculty members and staff of the college.

      The CSC also ordered its Cebu north field office to submit a comment on the status of the employment of the MCC personnel, and to look into the validity of the alleged appointment of Cabahug as security officer 1 of the city.

      Cañete said Cabahug has already reached the mandatory retirement age of 65.

      Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on April 10, 2011.



      On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 1:12 AM, zoilo m cortes jr md <zmcortesjr@...> wrote:

      Metro Cebu

      Mandaue college to hire 30 additional teachers
      By Flor Z. Perolina (The Freeman) Updated March 25, 2011 12:00 AM Comments (0) View comments

      CEBU, Philippines - To cope up with the increasing number of its students, the Mandaue City College which is under the administration of Dr. Susana Cabahug will be hiring 30 additional teachers to work full time.

      Cabahug said applicants should make sure they have a Master's degree.

      Applicants will also undergo a thorough review of their credentials by the Personnel and Selection board.

      MCC is also scouting for a new school administrator this year because Cabahug said she is already too old to remain in her position.

      At present, the teachers of the school were hired as interim personnel and do not enjoy the benefits regular teachers do.

      The school has only four full time teachers and 10 are part-time teachers but are qualified to become regular teaching staff of the school.

      But Cabahug said these teachers will have to apply if they intend to become regular teachers.

      After six years of existence, the school saw its first graduate last March of 13 students wherein five of them came from the other MCC headed by its beleaguered president Paulus Cañete.

      The school has a total of 429 enrollees for school year 2010-2011 and the number of students is expected to rise this June.

      While the city government continue to look for an ideal location for the school, the MCC at present is utilizing some of the vacant rooms of the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex while improvised classrooms have been built on the same site. (FREEMAN)




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      Cañete’s Mandaue City College operating illegally: Ched notice -
      Message 2 of 23 , Jul 21, 2011

        Cañete’s Mandaue City College operating illegally: Ched notice

        Friday, July 22, 2011

        THE Commission on Higher Education (Ched) has issued a notice to the public, declaring as illegal the city college under Dr. Paulus Mariae Cañete, who defied Ched’s closure order last December.

        Dr. Susana Cabahug, head of the new Mandaue City College (MCC) showed the Ched notice dated July 4, 2011 to reporters in a press conference yesterday.

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        In the notice, Ched Chairperson Patricia Licuanan declared that Cañete “has no legal personality to operate a local college and lacks the government permit from Ched.”

        Sun.Star Cebu sought Cañete’s comment, but he could not be reached through his phone.

        In a previous interview, Cañete said the MCC under his administration has a legal basis for operating, which is Mandaue City Ordinance 419.

        He said the City Government should file a petition in court nullifying the ordinance if it is to remove the legitimacy of the old MCC, which is located in Barangay Tipolo and Jagobiao.

        But Cabahug, who received the notice last Wednesday, appealed to Cañete to heed the Ched order and let his students transfer to another school.

        “We are willing to accept transferees from the old MCC,” she said, but added the students will have to take a validating test for their past subjects to be accredited.

        Licuanan said Cañete “is continuously and illegally defying the closure order” of Ched. She said the degrees offered in the old MCC “are considered spurious and illegal.”

        Licuanan also warned that graduates of the old MCC will not be allowed to take any licensure examination, in line with a 2010 joint circular between Ched and the Professional Regulatory Commission.

        Both MCCs were earlier subjected to a Ched investigation, but the commission noted that only the MCC under Cabahug was able to comply with its requirements.

        Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on July 22, 2011.



        On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 1:13 AM, zoilo m cortes jr md <zmcortesjr@...> wrote:
        Students told Change schools7/22/2011

         
         

         
         
        Students of Mandaue City College (MCC) under Dr. Paulus Cañete who are pursuing degrees with board examinations have to transfer to a Commission on Higher Education-recognized school.

        MCC graduates “from board courses or programs shall not be allowed to take any licensure examination,” said Dr. Patricia Licuanan, Ched chairperson in a letter dated July 4.

        By virtue of Ched en banc Resolution No. 163-2011, Licuanan wrote a letter informing the public that the college has no legal personality to operate and lacks government recognition.

        The college, which has 1,200 undergraduate and 800 graduate school students, is deemed to be offering higher education programs and holding educational activities illegally, she said.

        “Dr. Paulus Cañete is continuously and illegally defying the closure order of the Commission dated Dec. 3, 2010, by establishing higher education institutions without legal basis.”

        Licuanan said her letter covers the college’s campuses in barangays Tipolo and Jagobiao, Mandaue City and extension schools in the towns of Isabel, Merida and Villaba in Leyte province.

        She warned school authorities to submit to Ched and secure government permits in accordance with Ched rules and regulations.

        Cañete told Cebu Daily News that Ched “should present first a court order before demanding for our school’s closure.

        “They will continue to chase us but we continue to grow every day and we are joyful about this,” he said.

        Cañete said eight of their graduates passed the recent Licensure Examination for Teachers.

        Ten more have applied to take the teachers’ board exam this September.

        “It's not our fault if students enroll in our school,” Cañete said.

        Advertisements of the Mandaue City College under Cañete boast of its continuing operations even without financial support from the local government unit.

        The Mandaue City government and Ched recognize as legitimate only the Mandaue City College headed by Dr. Susana Cabahug. /By Jucell Marie P. Cuyos, Reporter



        On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 9:30 AM, zoilo m cortes jr md <zmcortesjr@...> wrote:

        Metro Cebu

        Enrolment in Mandaue College up by 60 percent
        By PR (The Freeman) Updated June 07, 2011 12:00 AM Comments (0) View comments

        CEBU, Philippines - Enrolment in Mandaue City College this year has increased by at least 60 percent from the same period of last year.

        A significant factor of this unprecedented hike is the influx of transferees from known universities and colleges in Cebu, said OIC administrator Dr. Susana Cabahug.

        Cabahug said last year the enrolment was 422 but as of June 6 this year the number of enrollees has already reached 500 and this will continue to increase until the deadline on June 18.

        Of the total enrolment, majority or 93 as of last week are enrolled in Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT).

        Transferees come from the University of San Carlos, University of San Jose Recoletos, University of Cebu, AMA Computer, Royal Christian College, among others with courses such as BSBA, BSHRM (Hotel, Restaurant Management), BSTM (Tourism Management), and BSIT, among others.

        "The main reason is economic," Cabahug said, adding the school offers an affordable rate of P100 per unit and yet quality education is assured, with 17 regular faculty and administrative personnel and 20 part time of whom six are holders of doctorate degrees at its disposal.

        Dr. Leo Acibar, Assistant College Administrator for Academic Affairs said that based on his interviews with the incoming students, two who came from the University of San Carlos were taking nursing and enrolled instead in BSEd major in Special Education in Mandaue City College.

        From the interview, the two said the income of their parents are not enough to send them to the private school and so they settle for the city college.

        The Commission on Higher Education last September 14, 2010 has accredited the offering of Mandaue City College for the following courses, BEEd, BSEd, and BSIT.

        Cabahug also announced that entrepreneurial skills training offered by the city government are now integrated in the school under the vocational technology department.

        This includes the six weeks to three months of skills training during the day and ten months training during the night.

        Among the three-month courses are culinary arts, cake decorating, meat processing, industrial sewing machine operating, draperies and curtain, automative, cosmetology, dress making, refrigeration and air-conditioning, computer literary and cosmetology.

        The ten-month skills training include welding, autocad, drafting, among others.

        The training is free, but each student has to spend P500 for the two sets of uniform, one year insurance, identification card and certificate.






        On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 1:20 AM, zoilo m cortes jr md <zmcortesjr@...> wrote:

        Cebu News

        Alimaong tribe is not an indigenous group
        By Garry B. Lao/BRP (The Freeman) Updated May 31, 2011 12:00 AM Comments (0) View comments

        CEBU, Philippines - It seems the group Kinatas-ang Kahugpungan sa Kapupud-an Datu Alimaong, who is pushing for representation in three barangay councils and in the Cebu City Council, has no legal personality to install their representatives.

        This after the Office of the National Commission on Indigenous People headed by Hazel Torrefiel informed the Cultural and Historical Affairs Commission that the Datu Alimaong is not one of the indigenous cultural communities recognized by the NCIP, contrary to the group’s claims.

        The NCIP is responsible for the identification and issuance of certifications to rightful members of indigenous groups in the country.

        “The Kinatas-ang Kahugpungan sa Kapupud-an Datu Alimaong is not one of the indigenous people that is recognized by NCIP of Region 6 and 7,” Torrefiel said in a letter addressed to Councilor Margarita Osmeña, chairwoman of the committee on tourism and vice chairwoman of CHAC.

        Torrefiel also said they already informed the Department of Interior and Local Government-7 to inform other local government units of the findings as well.

        To recall, the group went to the Mandaue City Council as they wanted to install a representatives but they were rejected.

        They even went to Mayor Jonas Cortes to insist that they be represented by Paulus Mariae Cañete and his mother Mila Cañete in the city government.

        They insisted that they should have a representation in the city government based on the memorandum circular no. 2010-119 dated October 20, 2010 taken from the DILG’s Section 16 of Republic Act No. 8371 or the Indigenous People’s Right Act of 1997.

        The law “recognizes, protects, and promotes the rights of indigenous cultural communities/indigenous peoples, creating a national commission on indigenous peoples, establishing implementing mechanisms, appropriating funds.”           

        They cited Section 16, which states that Indigenous Cultural Communities have the right to participate fully in all matters of decision making, in matters which may affect their rights, lives and destinies through procedures determined by them.

        Following their rejection by the Mandaue City Government, the indigenous group also pushed for representation in the barangay councils of Capitol Site, Kamputhaw and Cogon Ramos in Cebu City.

        Months after they lobbied the three barangays, the group also wanted to have representation in the Cebu City Council.   Since the group is not recognized by the NCIP, the CHAC recommended before the City Council to uphold and note the information provided by the NCIP by rejecting the tribe’s move.  (FREEMAN)






        On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 1:59 AM, zoilo m cortes jr md <zmcortesjr@...> wrote:

        Metro Cebu

        TESDA supports Mandaue college
        By Flor Z. Perolina (The Freeman) Updated April 21, 2011 12:00 AM Comments (0) View comments

        CEBU, Philippines - The Technical, Educational Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is willing to support institutionalize the technical and vocational component of the Mandaue City College.

        Assistant TESDA regional director Buenafe Sta. Rita during the 35th graduation exercises of Mandaue City government's Entrepreneurial Development Program (EDP) held Tuesday at Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex said TESDA is willing to assist Mandaue City College officer-in-charge Susana Cabahug in accrediting the technical and vocational division of the Mandaue City College.

        Sta. Rita said TESDA is also helping the college have its programs ladderized which means that the skills acquired by a student will be credited to a four year course.

        She cited the Bachelor of Science in Nursing which consists of four employable skills: one year care-giving course, one year healthy care service, one year midwifery, and the last year is nursing.

        According to Sta. Rita, by making technical vocational as one division and higher education as another, plus the ladderized program in both divisions, make Mandaue City College "more strong."

        Also at the graduation ceremony were Mandaue City Vice Mayor Glenn Bercede, city councilors Demetrio Cortes Jr. and Nenita Layese, and other city officials.

        Officer-in-charge Evangeline Manalili said being processed is the merging of the two vocational schools, the EDP and MCFOLTECH or the Mandaue City Free Technological and Entrepreneurial Skills Training Center, into one.

        Under a newly approved ordinance, the two will be under one name, Mandaue City Technological and Entrepreneurial Skills Training (MCTEST) Center, which comprises the tech-voc division of Mandaue City College. - THE FREEMAN




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        On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 12:51 AM, zoilo m cortes jr md <zmcortesjr@...> wrote:

        Metro Cebu

        Mandaue City college urges CHED to act vs. rival college
        By Flor Z. Perolina (The Freeman) Updated April 17, 2011 12:00 AM Comments (0) View comments

        CEBU, Philippines - The Mandaue City College under the administration of Dr. Susana Cabahug has asked the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in Manila to take immediate action against the college being run by Dr. Paulus Mariae Cañete for holding a commencement program despite having been ordered closed by the commission.

        In a letter addressed to CHED chairman Dr. Particia Licuanan, Cabahug said despite a closure order imposed against the old MCC, it still held commencement exercises last April 10.

        Attached to the letter was a news photo released by The Freeman dated April 11 which showed master degree holders receiving their diplomas during commencement rites held at the Montebello Hotel in Cebu City.

        "The Mandaue City College Board of Trustees believed that this is an affront to the authority and integrity of CHED as the government agency in charge of the supervision of all public and private higher educational institutions under RA 7722," Cabahug's letter stated.

        A closure order was served by CHED in December 3, 2010 ordering Cañete to close all curricular programs offered by his school.

        But instead of heeding the closure order, Cañete continues to accept enrollees and hold classes in barangay Tipolo, Mandaue City.

        CHED ordered Cañete's school closed in December after a fact finding committee found out that it was offering a higher education program without legal basis and against the policy, standards, and guidelines set by CHED programs.

        Cañete earlier said he has continued to defy the order since the commission cannot pre-empt the ruling in a pending case and believed that it is the court and not CHED that will implement the closure order.  

        The case Cañete was referring to was a mandamus case filed in 2008 against the city and Mayor Jonas Cortes at the sala of RTC 56 Judge Marily Lagura - Yap.

        The college run by Cabahug is the one recognized by the Mandaue City government.




        &gt;


        On Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 4:40 AM, zoilo m cortes jr md <zmcortesjr@...> wrote:

        Luigi willing to mediate in rift between 2 Mandaue City colleges


        Saturday, April 9, 2011


        REP. Gabriel Luis Quisumbing (Cebu, 6th District) said he is willing to intervene in the ongoing rift between the Mandaue City Government and the Mandaue City College (MCC) being run by Dr. Paulus Cañete.

        The Civil Service Commission (CSC), on the other hand, ordered Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes to answer allegations made by Cañete regarding the appointments of the faculty members and staff of the city-owned college.

        At present, there are two MCCs-one is under the supervision of Cañete, while the other one is under the management of Dr. Susana Cabahug. The latter is the one recognized by the City Government.

        Help

        While he expressed his willingness to settle the matter between the two city colleges, Quisumbing said he will only mediate if the city officials will seek his help on the matter.

        Quisumbing, in a press conference, said he cannot directly intervene in the rift between the two colleges because the city-run school was created through a city ordinance.

        Quisumbing said while he is concerned about the students of the two colleges, who are affected by the rift, he must also respect the mandate of the City Government.

        “We want a Mandaue City College that would give quality education to students in the city,” said Quisumbing.

        Complaint

        Meanwhile, the CSC, in a resolution dated Feb. 15, ordered Cortes to answer Cañete’s complaint, particularly on the status of appointments of the faculty members and staff of the college.

        The CSC also ordered its Cebu north field office to submit a comment on the status of the employment of the MCC personnel, and to look into the validity of the alleged appointment of Cabahug as security officer 1 of the city.

        Cañete said Cabahug has already reached the mandatory retirement age of 65.

        Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on April 10, 2011.



        On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 1:12 AM, zoilo m cortes jr md <zmcortesjr@...> wrote:

        Metro Cebu

        Mandaue college to hire 30 additional teachers
        By Flor Z. Perolina (The Freeman) Updated March 25, 2011 12:00 AM Comments (0) View comments

        CEBU, Philippines - To cope up with the increasing number of its students, the Mandaue City College which is under the administration of Dr. Susana Cabahug will be hiring 30 additional teachers to work full time.

        Cabahug said applicants should make sure they have a Master's degree.

        Applicants will also undergo a thorough review of their credentials by the Personnel and Selection board.

        MCC is also scouting for a new school administrator this year because Cabahug said she is already too old to remain in her position.

        At present, the teachers of the school were hired as interim personnel and do not enjoy the benefits regular teachers do.

        The school has only four full time teachers and 10 are part-time teachers but are qualified to become regular teaching staff of the school.

        But Cabahug said these teachers will have to apply if they intend to become regular teachers.

        After six years of existence, the school saw its first graduate last March of 13 students wherein five of them came from the other MCC headed by its beleaguered president Paulus Cañete.

        The school has a total of 429 enrollees for school year 2010-2011 and the number of students is expected to rise this June.

        While the city government continue to look for an ideal location for the school, the MCC at present is utilizing some of the vacant rooms of the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex while improvised classrooms have been built on the same site. (FREEMAN)




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        Cañete ignores Ched, insists city college legit -
        Message 3 of 23 , Jul 22, 2011

          Cañete ignores Ched, insists city college legit

          Saturday, July 23, 2011


          DR. Paulus Mariae Cañete is not threatened by the Commission on Higher Education’s (Ched) notice to the public declaring as illegal the city college under his administration.

          “That’s an old issue,” Cañete said in an interview with Sun.Star Cebu yesterday.

          In the notice dated July 4, 2011, Ched Chairperson Patricia Licuanan said Cañete “has no legal personality to operate a local college and lacks the government permit from Ched.”
          But Cañete said the Mandaue City College under his administration is operating legally, since it was created by virtue of a city ordinance.

          “The ordinance is over and above the (Ched) order,” he added, referring to City Ordinance 419.

          Cañete said the actions of Ched and the City Government are not affecting the college, adding that enrolment in the college continues to increase.

          He said the court last May ruled against Ched’s closure order. “Akong pangutana sa Ched, sila ba ang korte (My question to Ched is: Are they the court)?” he added.

          Cañete’s MCC, located in Barangay Tipolo, has about 1,200 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate students.

          Dr. Susana Cabahug, head of the new MCC, appealed to Cañete to heed the Ched order and let his students transfer to another school, in a press conference last Thursday.

          “We are willing to accept transferees from the old MCC,” she said, adding that the students will have to take a validating test for their past subjects to be accredited.

          Licuanan said Cañete “is continuously and illegally defying the closure order” of Ched, and warned that graduates of the MCC under his administration will not be allowed to take any licensure examination, in line with a 2010 joint circular between Ched and the Professional Regulatory Commission.

          She said the degrees offered in the old MCC “are considered spurious and illegal.”

          But Cañete said he is confident his graduates will be able to take licensure examinations this September.

          Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on July 23, 2011.



          On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 6:05 AM, zoilo m cortes jr md <zmcortesjr@...> wrote:

          Cañete’s Mandaue City College operating illegally: Ched notice

          Friday, July 22, 2011

          THE Commission on Higher Education (Ched) has issued a notice to the public, declaring as illegal the city college under Dr. Paulus Mariae Cañete, who defied Ched’s closure order last December.

          Dr. Susana Cabahug, head of the new Mandaue City College (MCC) showed the Ched notice dated July 4, 2011 to reporters in a press conference yesterday.

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          In the notice, Ched Chairperson Patricia Licuanan declared that Cañete “has no legal personality to operate a local college and lacks the government permit from Ched.”

          Sun.Star Cebu sought Cañete’s comment, but he could not be reached through his phone.

          In a previous interview, Cañete said the MCC under his administration has a legal basis for operating, which is Mandaue City Ordinance 419.

          He said the City Government should file a petition in court nullifying the ordinance if it is to remove the legitimacy of the old MCC, which is located in Barangay Tipolo and Jagobiao.

          But Cabahug, who received the notice last Wednesday, appealed to Cañete to heed the Ched order and let his students transfer to another school.

          “We are willing to accept transferees from the old MCC,” she said, but added the students will have to take a validating test for their past subjects to be accredited.

          Licuanan said Cañete “is continuously and illegally defying the closure order” of Ched. She said the degrees offered in the old MCC “are considered spurious and illegal.”

          Licuanan also warned that graduates of the old MCC will not be allowed to take any licensure examination, in line with a 2010 joint circular between Ched and the Professional Regulatory Commission.

          Both MCCs were earlier subjected to a Ched investigation, but the commission noted that only the MCC under Cabahug was able to comply with its requirements.

          Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on July 22, 2011.



          On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 1:13 AM, zoilo m cortes jr md <zmcortesjr@...> wrote:
          Students told Change schools7/22/2011

           
           

           
           
          Students of Mandaue City College (MCC) under Dr. Paulus Cañete who are pursuing degrees with board examinations have to transfer to a Commission on Higher Education-recognized school.

          MCC graduates “from board courses or programs shall not be allowed to take any licensure examination,” said Dr. Patricia Licuanan, Ched chairperson in a letter dated July 4.

          By virtue of Ched en banc Resolution No. 163-2011, Licuanan wrote a letter informing the public that the college has no legal personality to operate and lacks government recognition.

          The college, which has 1,200 undergraduate and 800 graduate school students, is deemed to be offering higher education programs and holding educational activities illegally, she said.

          “Dr. Paulus Cañete is continuously and illegally defying the closure order of the Commission dated Dec. 3, 2010, by establishing higher education institutions without legal basis.”

          Licuanan said her letter covers the college’s campuses in barangays Tipolo and Jagobiao, Mandaue City and extension schools in the towns of Isabel, Merida and Villaba in Leyte province.

          She warned school authorities to submit to Ched and secure government permits in accordance with Ched rules and regulations.

          Cañete told Cebu Daily News that Ched “should present first a court order before demanding for our school’s closure.

          “They will continue to chase us but we continue to grow every day and we are joyful about this,” he said.

          Cañete said eight of their graduates passed the recent Licensure Examination for Teachers.

          Ten more have applied to take the teachers’ board exam this September.

          “It's not our fault if students enroll in our school,” Cañete said.

          Advertisements of the Mandaue City College under Cañete boast of its continuing operations even without financial support from the local government unit.

          The Mandaue City government and Ched recognize as legitimate only the Mandaue City College headed by Dr. Susana Cabahug. /By Jucell Marie P. Cuyos, Reporter



          On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 9:30 AM, zoilo m cortes jr md <zmcortesjr@...> wrote:

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          Enrolment in Mandaue College up by 60 percent
          By PR (The Freeman) Updated June 07, 2011 12:00 AM Comments (0) View comments

          CEBU, Philippines - Enrolment in Mandaue City College this year has increased by at least 60 percent from the same period of last year.

          A significant factor of this unprecedented hike is the influx of transferees from known universities and colleges in Cebu, said OIC administrator Dr. Susana Cabahug.

          Cabahug said last year the enrolment was 422 but as of June 6 this year the number of enrollees has already reached 500 and this will continue to increase until the deadline on June 18.

          Of the total enrolment, majority or 93 as of last week are enrolled in Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT).

          Transferees come from the University of San Carlos, University of San Jose Recoletos, University of Cebu, AMA Computer, Royal Christian College, among others with courses such as BSBA, BSHRM (Hotel, Restaurant Management), BSTM (Tourism Management), and BSIT, among others.

          "The main reason is economic," Cabahug said, adding the school offers an affordable rate of P100 per unit and yet quality education is assured, with 17 regular faculty and administrative personnel and 20 part time of whom six are holders of doctorate degrees at its disposal.

          Dr. Leo Acibar, Assistant College Administrator for Academic Affairs said that based on his interviews with the incoming students, two who came from the University of San Carlos were taking nursing and enrolled instead in BSEd major in Special Education in Mandaue City College.

          From the interview, the two said the income of their parents are not enough to send them to the private school and so they settle for the city college.

          The Commission on Higher Education last September 14, 2010 has accredited the offering of Mandaue City College for the following courses, BEEd, BSEd, and BSIT.

          Cabahug also announced that entrepreneurial skills training offered by the city government are now integrated in the school under the vocational technology department.

          This includes the six weeks to three months of skills training during the day and ten months training during the night.

          Among the three-month courses are culinary arts, cake decorating, meat processing, industrial sewing machine operating, draperies and curtain, automative, cosmetology, dress making, refrigeration and air-conditioning, computer literary and cosmetology.

          The ten-month skills training include welding, autocad, drafting, among others.

          The training is free, but each student has to spend P500 for the two sets of uniform, one year insurance, identification card and certificate.






          On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 1:20 AM, zoilo m cortes jr md <zmcortesjr@...> wrote:

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          Alimaong tribe is not an indigenous group
          By Garry B. Lao/BRP (The Freeman) Updated May 31, 2011 12:00 AM Comments (0) View comments

          CEBU, Philippines - It seems the group Kinatas-ang Kahugpungan sa Kapupud-an Datu Alimaong, who is pushing for representation in three barangay councils and in the Cebu City Council, has no legal personality to install their representatives.

          This after the Office of the National Commission on Indigenous People headed by Hazel Torrefiel informed the Cultural and Historical Affairs Commission that the Datu Alimaong is not one of the indigenous cultural communities recognized by the NCIP, contrary to the group’s claims.

          The NCIP is responsible for the identification and issuance of certifications to rightful members of indigenous groups in the country.

          “The Kinatas-ang Kahugpungan sa Kapupud-an Datu Alimaong is not one of the indigenous people that is recognized by NCIP of Region 6 and 7,” Torrefiel said in a letter addressed to Councilor Margarita Osmeña, chairwoman of the committee on tourism and vice chairwoman of CHAC.

          Torrefiel also said they already informed the Department of Interior and Local Government-7 to inform other local government units of the findings as well.

          To recall, the group went to the Mandaue City Council as they wanted to install a representatives but they were rejected.

          They even went to Mayor Jonas Cortes to insist that they be represented by Paulus Mariae Cañete and his mother Mila Cañete in the city government.

          They insisted that they should have a representation in the city government based on the memorandum circular no. 2010-119 dated October 20, 2010 taken from the DILG’s Section 16 of Republic Act No. 8371 or the Indigenous People’s Right Act of 1997.

          The law “recognizes, protects, and promotes the rights of indigenous cultural communities/indigenous peoples, creating a national commission on indigenous peoples, establishing implementing mechanisms, appropriating funds.”           

          They cited Section 16, which states that Indigenous Cultural Communities have the right to participate fully in all matters of decision making, in matters which may affect their rights, lives and destinies through procedures determined by them.

          Following their rejection by the Mandaue City Government, the indigenous group also pushed for representation in the barangay councils of Capitol Site, Kamputhaw and Cogon Ramos in Cebu City.

          Months after they lobbied the three barangays, the group also wanted to have representation in the Cebu City Council.   Since the group is not recognized by the NCIP, the CHAC recommended before the City Council to uphold and note the information provided by the NCIP by rejecting the tribe’s move.  (FREEMAN)






          On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 1:59 AM, zoilo m cortes jr md <zmcortesjr@...> wrote:

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          TESDA supports Mandaue college
          By Flor Z. Perolina (The Freeman) Updated April 21, 2011 12:00 AM Comments (0) View comments

          CEBU, Philippines - The Technical, Educational Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is willing to support institutionalize the technical and vocational component of the Mandaue City College.

          Assistant TESDA regional director Buenafe Sta. Rita during the 35th graduation exercises of Mandaue City government's Entrepreneurial Development Program (EDP) held Tuesday at Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex said TESDA is willing to assist Mandaue City College officer-in-charge Susana Cabahug in accrediting the technical and vocational division of the Mandaue City College.

          Sta. Rita said TESDA is also helping the college have its programs ladderized which means that the skills acquired by a student will be credited to a four year course.

          She cited the Bachelor of Science in Nursing which consists of four employable skills: one year care-giving course, one year healthy care service, one year midwifery, and the last year is nursing.

          According to Sta. Rita, by making technical vocational as one division and higher education as another, plus the ladderized program in both divisions, make Mandaue City College "more strong."

          Also at the graduation ceremony were Mandaue City Vice Mayor Glenn Bercede, city councilors Demetrio Cortes Jr. and Nenita Layese, and other city officials.

          Officer-in-charge Evangeline Manalili said being processed is the merging of the two vocational schools, the EDP and MCFOLTECH or the Mandaue City Free Technological and Entrepreneurial Skills Training Center, into one.

          Under a newly approved ordinance, the two will be under one name, Mandaue City Technological and Entrepreneurial Skills Training (MCTEST) Center, which comprises the tech-voc division of Mandaue City College. - THE FREEMAN




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          On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 12:51 AM, zoilo m cortes jr md <zmcortesjr@...> wrote:

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          Mandaue City college urges CHED to act vs. rival college
          By Flor Z. Perolina (The Freeman) Updated April 17, 2011 12:00 AM Comments (0) View comments

          CEBU, Philippines - The Mandaue City College under the administration of Dr. Susana Cabahug has asked the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in Manila to take immediate action against the college being run by Dr. Paulus Mariae Cañete for holding a commencement program despite having been ordered closed by the commission.

          In a letter addressed to CHED chairman Dr. Particia Licuanan, Cabahug said despite a closure order imposed against the old MCC, it still held commencement exercises last April 10.

          Attached to the letter was a news photo released by The Freeman dated April 11 which showed master degree holders receiving their diplomas during commencement rites held at the Montebello Hotel in Cebu City.

          "The Mandaue City College Board of Trustees believed that this is an affront to the authority and integrity of CHED as the government agency in charge of the supervision of all public and private higher educational institutions under RA 7722," Cabahug's letter stated.

          A closure order was served by CHED in December 3, 2010 ordering Cañete to close all curricular programs offered by his school.

          But instead of heeding the closure order, Cañete continues to accept enrollees and hold classes in barangay Tipolo, Mandaue City.

          CHED ordered Cañete's school closed in December after a fact finding committee found out that it was offering a higher education program without legal basis and against the policy, standards, and guidelines set by CHED programs.

          Cañete earlier said he has continued to defy the order since the commission cannot pre-empt the ruling in a pending case and believed that it is the court and not CHED that will implement the closure order.  

          The case Cañete was referring to was a mandamus case filed in 2008 against the city and Mayor Jonas Cortes at the sala of RTC 56 Judge Marily Lagura - Yap.

          The college run by Cabahug is the one recognized by the Mandaue City government.




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          On Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 4:40 AM, zoilo m cortes jr md <zmcortesjr@...> wrote:

          Luigi willing to mediate in rift between 2 Mandaue City colleges


          Saturday, April 9, 2011


          REP. Gabriel Luis Quisumbing (Cebu, 6th District) said he is willing to intervene in the ongoing rift between the Mandaue City Government and the Mandaue City College (MCC) being run by Dr. Paulus Cañete.

          The Civil Service Commission (CSC), on the other hand, ordered Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes to answer allegations made by Cañete regarding the appointments of the faculty members and staff of the city-owned college.

          At present, there are two MCCs-one is under the supervision of Cañete, while the other one is under the management of Dr. Susana Cabahug. The latter is the one recognized by the City Government.

          Help

          While he expressed his willingness to settle the matter between the two city colleges, Quisumbing said he will only mediate if the city officials will seek his help on the matter.

          Quisumbing, in a press conference, said he cannot directly intervene in the rift between the two colleges because the city-run school was created through a city ordinance.

          Quisumbing said while he is concerned about the students of the two colleges, who are affected by the rift, he must also respect the mandate of the City Government.

          “We want a Mandaue City College that would give quality education to students in the city,” said Quisumbing.

          Complaint

          Meanwhile, the CSC, in a resolution dated Feb. 15, ordered Cortes to answer Cañete’s complaint, particularly on the status of appointments of the faculty members and staff of the college.

          The CSC also ordered its Cebu north field office to submit a comment on the status of the employment of the MCC personnel, and to look into the validity of the alleged appointment of Cabahug as security officer 1 of the city.

          Cañete said Cabahug has already reached the mandatory retirement age of 65.

          Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on April 10, 2011.



          On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 1:12 AM, zoilo m cortes jr md <zmcortesjr@...> wrote:

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          Mandaue college to hire 30 additional teachers
          By Flor Z. Perolina (The Freeman) Updated March 25, 2011 12:00 AM Comments (0) View comments

          CEBU, Philippines - To cope up with the increasing number of its students, the Mandaue City College which is under the administration of Dr. Susana Cabahug will be hiring 30 additional teachers to work full time.

          Cabahug said applicants should make sure they have a Master's degree.

          Applicants will also undergo a thorough review of their credentials by the Personnel and Selection board.

          MCC is also scouting for a new school administrator this year because Cabahug said she is already too old to remain in her position.

          At present, the teachers of the school were hired as interim personnel and do not enjoy the benefits regular teachers do.

          The school has only four full time teachers and 10 are part-time teachers but are qualified to become regular teaching staff of the school.

          But Cabahug said these teachers will have to apply if they intend to become regular teachers.

          After six years of existence, the school saw its first graduate last March of 13 students wherein five of them came from the other MCC headed by its beleaguered president Paulus Cañete.

          The school has a total of 429 enrollees for school year 2010-2011 and the number of students is expected to rise this June.

          While the city government continue to look for an ideal location for the school, the MCC at present is utilizing some of the vacant rooms of the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex while improvised classrooms have been built on the same site. (FREEMAN)




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          Metro Cebu College prexy, 8 others told to appear in court By Flor Z.
          Message 4 of 23 , Jul 27, 2011

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            College prexy, 8 others told to appear in court
            By Flor Z. Perolina (The Freeman) Updated July 28, 2011 12:00 AM Comments (0) View comments

            CEBU, Philippines - Regional Trial Court Branch 28 Judge Marilyn Lagura-Yap has directed the president of the Mandaue City College and eight others to explain and answer why he should not be held liable for contempt of court.

            Lagura-Yap, in her order dated July 27,2011, has directed Paulus Mariae Cañete, the beleaguered president of the other MCC to answer within 15 days why he should not be held for contempt over for causing the publication of a half page advertisement in "The FREEMAN on July 25" and attributing as his source, an alleged order issued by this court.

            Cañete quoted a portion of the alleged order: "Assuming that the CHED order exists, it was not established that CHED Regional Office has the authority to issue the same. In the absence of court judgments invalidating the existence of plaintiff MCC (Main Campus-Tipolo), defendants (Mayor Jonas Cortes and Mandaue City government) have arrogated unto themselves the authority unilaterally not to recognize plaintiff MCC. They should have at least waited for final judgment from court determining whether or not plaintiff MCC validly exists. The fact that they release the funds to co-defendant Cabahug in violation of the express mandate of the city council."

            The order will be heard on September 16 at Lagura-Yap's sala at Branch 28.

            The quoted portion of the alleged court order was included in the half page advertisement which Cañete's MCC placed in this newspaper last July 25.

            In the same advertisement, five graduates of this school were congratulated for passing the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) last April 23, 2011.

            The paid advertisement was published allegedly in response to the notice issued by CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan last July 4, 2011 stating among others that the graduates of MCC under Cañete shall not be allowed to take any licensure examination.

            Licuanan in her "Notice to the Public" dated July 4 stated that Cañete's college has been illegally operating and defied the CHED's closure order last December.

            Licuanan also stated in that notice that Cañete has no legal personality to operate a local college and lacks the government permit from CHED.

            She also warned that graduates of his school will not be allowed to take any licensure examination in line with the 2010 joint circular issued by CHED and the PRC.

            When MCC was ordered closed in December, Cañete said his school will not heed the closure order alleging that CHED has no power and control over colleges and universities of the local government units since it can only administer private schools.






            On Sat, Jul 23, 2011 at 1:52 AM, zoilo m cortes jr md <zmcortesjr@...> wrote:

            Cañete ignores Ched, insists city college legit

            •  

            Saturday, July 23, 2011


            DR. Paulus Mariae Cañete is not threatened by the Commission on Higher Education’s (Ched) notice to the public declaring as illegal the city college under his administration.

            “That’s an old issue,” Cañete said in an interview with Sun.Star Cebu yesterday.

            In the notice dated July 4, 2011, Ched Chairperson Patricia Licuanan said Cañete “has no legal personality to operate a local college and lacks the government permit from Ched.”
            But Cañete said the Mandaue City College under his administration is operating legally, since it was created by virtue of a city ordinance.

            “The ordinance is over and above the (Ched) order,” he added, referring to City Ordinance 419.

            Cañete said the actions of Ched and the City Government are not affecting the college, adding that enrolment in the college continues to increase.

            He said the court last May ruled against Ched’s closure order. “Akong pangutana sa Ched, sila ba ang korte (My question to Ched is: Are they the court)?” he added.

            Cañete’s MCC, located in Barangay Tipolo, has about 1,200 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate students.

            Dr. Susana Cabahug, head of the new MCC, appealed to Cañete to heed the Ched order and let his students transfer to another school, in a press conference last Thursday.

            “We are willing to accept transferees from the old MCC,” she said, adding that the students will have to take a validating test for their past subjects to be accredited.

            Licuanan said Cañete “is continuously and illegally defying the closure order” of Ched, and warned that graduates of the MCC under his administration will not be allowed to take any licensure examination, in line with a 2010 joint circular between Ched and the Professional Regulatory Commission.

            She said the degrees offered in the old MCC “are considered spurious and illegal.”

            But Cañete said he is confident his graduates will be able to take licensure examinations this September.

            Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on July 23, 2011.



            On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 6:05 AM, zoilo m cortes jr md <zmcortesjr@...> wrote:

            Cañete’s Mandaue City College operating illegally: Ched notice

            Friday, July 22, 2011

            THE Commission on Higher Education (Ched) has issued a notice to the public, declaring as illegal the city college under Dr. Paulus Mariae Cañete, who defied Ched’s closure order last December.

            Dr. Susana Cabahug, head of the new Mandaue City College (MCC) showed the Ched notice dated July 4, 2011 to reporters in a press conference yesterday.

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            In the notice, Ched Chairperson Patricia Licuanan declared that Cañete “has no legal personality to operate a local college and lacks the government permit from Ched.”

            Sun.Star Cebu sought Cañete’s comment, but he could not be reached through his phone.

            In a previous interview, Cañete said the MCC under his administration has a legal basis for operating, which is Mandaue City Ordinance 419.

            He said the City Government should file a petition in court nullifying the ordinance if it is to remove the legitimacy of the old MCC, which is located in Barangay Tipolo and Jagobiao.

            But Cabahug, who received the notice last Wednesday, appealed to Cañete to heed the Ched order and let his students transfer to another school.

            “We are willing to accept transferees from the old MCC,” she said, but added the students will have to take a validating test for their past subjects to be accredited.

            Licuanan said Cañete “is continuously and illegally defying the closure order” of Ched. She said the degrees offered in the old MCC “are considered spurious and illegal.”

            Licuanan also warned that graduates of the old MCC will not be allowed to take any licensure examination, in line with a 2010 joint circular between Ched and the Professional Regulatory Commission.

            Both MCCs were earlier subjected to a Ched investigation, but the commission noted that only the MCC under Cabahug was able to comply with its requirements.

            Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on July 22, 2011.



            On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 1:13 AM, zoilo m cortes jr md <zmcortesjr@...> wrote:
            Students told Change schools7/22/2011

             
             

             
             
            Students of Mandaue City College (MCC) under Dr. Paulus Cañete who are pursuing degrees with board examinations have to transfer to a Commission on Higher Education-recognized school.

            MCC graduates “from board courses or programs shall not be allowed to take any licensure examination,” said Dr. Patricia Licuanan, Ched chairperson in a letter dated July 4.

            By virtue of Ched en banc Resolution No. 163-2011, Licuanan wrote a letter informing the public that the college has no legal personality to operate and lacks government recognition.

            The college, which has 1,200 undergraduate and 800 graduate school students, is deemed to be offering higher education programs and holding educational activities illegally, she said.

            “Dr. Paulus Cañete is continuously and illegally defying the closure order of the Commission dated Dec. 3, 2010, by establishing higher education institutions without legal basis.”

            Licuanan said her letter covers the college’s campuses in barangays Tipolo and Jagobiao, Mandaue City and extension schools in the towns of Isabel, Merida and Villaba in Leyte province.

            She warned school authorities to submit to Ched and secure government permits in accordance with Ched rules and regulations.

            Cañete told Cebu Daily News that Ched “should present first a court order before demanding for our school’s closure.

            “They will continue to chase us but we continue to grow every day and we are joyful about this,” he said.

            Cañete said eight of their graduates passed the recent Licensure Examination for Teachers.

            Ten more have applied to take the teachers’ board exam this September.

            “It's not our fault if students enroll in our school,” Cañete said.

            Advertisements of the Mandaue City College under Cañete boast of its continuing operations even without financial support from the local government unit.

            The Mandaue City government and Ched recognize as legitimate only the Mandaue City College headed by Dr. Susana Cabahug. /By Jucell Marie P. Cuyos, Reporter



            On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 9:30 AM, zoilo m cortes jr md <zmcortesjr@...> wrote:

            Metro Cebu

            Enrolment in Mandaue College up by 60 percent
            By PR (The Freeman) Updated June 07, 2011 12:00 AM Comments (0) View comments

            CEBU, Philippines - Enrolment in Mandaue City College this year has increased by at least 60 percent from the same period of last year.

            A significant factor of this unprecedented hike is the influx of transferees from known universities and colleges in Cebu, said OIC administrator Dr. Susana Cabahug.

            Cabahug said last year the enrolment was 422 but as of June 6 this year the number of enrollees has already reached 500 and this will continue to increase until the deadline on June 18.

            Of the total enrolment, majority or 93 as of last week are enrolled in Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT).

            Transferees come from the University of San Carlos, University of San Jose Recoletos, University of Cebu, AMA Computer, Royal Christian College, among others with courses such as BSBA, BSHRM (Hotel, Restaurant Management), BSTM (Tourism Management), and BSIT, among others.

            "The main reason is economic," Cabahug said, adding the school offers an affordable rate of P100 per unit and yet quality education is assured, with 17 regular faculty and administrative personnel and 20 part time of whom six are holders of doctorate degrees at its disposal.

            Dr. Leo Acibar, Assistant College Administrator for Academic Affairs said that based on his interviews with the incoming students, two who came from the University of San Carlos were taking nursing and enrolled instead in BSEd major in Special Education in Mandaue City College.

            From the interview, the two said the income of their parents are not enough to send them to the private school and so they settle for the city college.

            The Commission on Higher Education last September 14, 2010 has accredited the offering of Mandaue City College for the following courses, BEEd, BSEd, and BSIT.

            Cabahug also announced that entrepreneurial skills training offered by the city government are now integrated in the school under the vocational technology department.

            This includes the six weeks to three months of skills training during the day and ten months training during the night.

            Among the three-month courses are culinary arts, cake decorating, meat processing, industrial sewing machine operating, draperies and curtain, automative, cosmetology, dress making, refrigeration and air-conditioning, computer literary and cosmetology.

            The ten-month skills training include welding, autocad, drafting, among others.

            The training is free, but each student has to spend P500 for the two sets of uniform, one year insurance, identification card and certificate.






            On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 1:20 AM, zoilo m cortes jr md <zmcortesjr@...> wrote:

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            Alimaong tribe is not an indigenous group
            By Garry B. Lao/BRP (The Freeman) Updated May 31, 2011 12:00 AM Comments (0) View comments

            CEBU, Philippines - It seems the group Kinatas-ang Kahugpungan sa Kapupud-an Datu Alimaong, who is pushing for representation in three barangay councils and in the Cebu City Council, has no legal personality to install their representatives.

            This after the Office of the National Commission on Indigenous People headed by Hazel Torrefiel informed the Cultural and Historical Affairs Commission that the Datu Alimaong is not one of the indigenous cultural communities recognized by the NCIP, contrary to the group’s claims.

            The NCIP is responsible for the identification and issuance of certifications to rightful members of indigenous groups in the country.

            “The Kinatas-ang Kahugpungan sa Kapupud-an Datu Alimaong is not one of the indigenous people that is recognized by NCIP of Region 6 and 7,” Torrefiel said in a letter addressed to Councilor Margarita Osmeña, chairwoman of the committee on tourism and vice chairwoman of CHAC.

            Torrefiel also said they already informed the Department of Interior and Local Government-7 to inform other local government units of the findings as well.

            To recall, the group went to the Mandaue City Council as they wanted to install a representatives but they were rejected.

            They even went to Mayor Jonas Cortes to insist that they be represented by Paulus Mariae Cañete and his mother Mila Cañete in the city government.

            They insisted that they should have a representation in the city government based on the memorandum circular no. 2010-119 dated October 20, 2010 taken from the DILG’s Section 16 of Republic Act No. 8371 or the Indigenous People’s Right Act of 1997.

            The law “recognizes, protects, and promotes the rights of indigenous cultural communities/indigenous peoples, creating a national commission on indigenous peoples, establishing implementing mechanisms, appropriating funds.”           

            They cited Section 16, which states that Indigenous Cultural Communities have the right to participate fully in all matters of decision making, in matters which may affect their rights, lives and destinies through procedures determined by them.

            Following their rejection by the Mandaue City Government, the indigenous group also pushed for representation in the barangay councils of Capitol Site, Kamputhaw and Cogon Ramos in Cebu City.

            Months after they lobbied the three barangays, the group also wanted to have representation in the Cebu City Council.   Since the group is not recognized by the NCIP, the CHAC recommended before the City Council to uphold and note the information provided by the NCIP by rejecting the tribe’s move.  (FREEMAN)






            On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 1:59 AM, zoilo m cortes jr md <zmcortesjr@...> wrote:

            Metro Cebu

            TESDA supports Mandaue college
            By Flor Z. Perolina (The Freeman) Updated April 21, 2011 12:00 AM Comments (0) View comments

            CEBU, Philippines - The Technical, Educational Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is willing to support institutionalize the technical and vocational component of the Mandaue City College.

            Assistant TESDA regional director Buenafe Sta. Rita during the 35th graduation exercises of Mandaue City government's Entrepreneurial Development Program (EDP) held Tuesday at Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex said TESDA is willing to assist Mandaue City College officer-in-charge Susana Cabahug in accrediting the technical and vocational division of the Mandaue City College.

            Sta. Rita said TESDA is also helping the college have its programs ladderized which means that the skills acquired by a student will be credited to a four year course.

            She cited the Bachelor of Science in Nursing which consists of four employable skills: one year care-giving course, one year healthy care service, one year midwifery, and the last year is nursing.

            According to Sta. Rita, by making technical vocational as one division and higher education as another, plus the ladderized program in both divisions, make Mandaue City College "more strong."

            Also at the graduation ceremony were Mandaue City Vice Mayor Glenn Bercede, city councilors Demetrio Cortes Jr. and Nenita Layese, and other city officials.

            Officer-in-charge Evangeline Manalili said being processed is the merging of the two vocational schools, the EDP and MCFOLTECH or the Mandaue City Free Technological and Entrepreneurial Skills Training Center, into one.

            Under a newly approved ordinance, the two will be under one name, Mandaue City Technological and Entrepreneurial Skills Training (MCTEST) Center, which comprises the tech-voc division of Mandaue City College. - THE FREEMAN




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            On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 12:51 AM, zoilo m cortes jr md <zmcortesjr@...> wrote:

            Metro Cebu

            Mandaue City college urges CHED to act vs. rival college
            By Flor Z. Perolina (The Freeman) Updated April 17, 2011 12:00 AM Comments (0) View comments

            CEBU, Philippines - The Mandaue City College under the administration of Dr. Susana Cabahug has asked the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in Manila to take immediate action against the college being run by Dr. Paulus Mariae Cañete for holding a commencement program despite having been ordered closed by the commission.

            In a letter addressed to CHED chairman Dr. Particia Licuanan, Cabahug said despite a closure order imposed against the old MCC, it still held commencement exercises last April 10.

            Attached to the letter was a news photo released by The Freeman dated April 11 which showed master degree holders receiving their diplomas during commencement rites held at the Montebello Hotel in Cebu City.

            "The Mandaue City College Board of Trustees believed that this is an affront to the authority and integrity of CHED as the government agency in charge of the supervision of all public and private higher educational institutions under RA 7722," Cabahug's letter stated.

            A closure order was served by CHED in December 3, 2010 ordering Cañete to close all curricular programs offered by his school.

            But instead of heeding the closure order, Cañete continues to accept enrollees and hold classes in barangay Tipolo, Mandaue City.

            CHED ordered Cañete's school closed in December after a fact finding committee found out that it was offering a higher education program without legal basis and against the policy, standards, and guidelines set by CHED programs.

            Cañete earlier said he has continued to defy the order since the commission cannot pre-empt the ruling in a pending case and believed that it is the court and not CHED that will implement the closure order.  

            The case Cañete was referring to was a mandamus case filed in 2008 against the city and Mayor Jonas Cortes at the sala of RTC 56 Judge Marily Lagura - Yap.

            The college run by Cabahug is the one recognized by the Mandaue City government.




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            On Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 4:40 AM, zoilo m cortes jr md <zmcortesjr@...> wrote:

            Luigi willing to mediate in rift between 2 Mandaue City colleges


            Saturday, April 9, 2011


            REP. Gabriel Luis Quisumbing (Cebu, 6th District) said he is willing to intervene in the ongoing rift between the Mandaue City Government and the Mandaue City College (MCC) being run by Dr. Paulus Cañete.

            The Civil Service Commission (CSC), on the other hand, ordered Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes to answer allegations made by Cañete regarding the appointments of the faculty members and staff of the city-owned college.

            At present, there are two MCCs-one is under the supervision of Cañete, while the other one is under the management of Dr. Susana Cabahug. The latter is the one recognized by the City Government.

            Help

            While he expressed his willingness to settle the matter between the two city colleges, Quisumbing said he will only mediate if the city officials will seek his help on the matter.

            Quisumbing, in a press conference, said he cannot directly intervene in the rift between the two colleges because the city-run school was created through a city ordinance.

            Quisumbing said while he is concerned about the students of the two colleges, who are affected by the rift, he must also respect the mandate of the City Government.

            “We want a Mandaue City College that would give quality education to students in the city,” said Quisumbing.

            Complaint

            Meanwhile, the CSC, in a resolution dated Feb. 15, ordered Cortes to answer Cañete’s complaint, particularly on the status of appointments of the faculty members and staff of the college.

            The CSC also ordered its Cebu north field office to submit a comment on the status of the employment of the MCC personnel, and to look into the validity of the alleged appointment of Cabahug as security officer 1 of the city.

            Cañete said Cabahug has already reached the mandatory retirement age of 65.

            Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on April 10, 2011.



            On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 1:12 AM, zoilo m cortes jr md <zmcortesjr@...> wrote:

            Metro Cebu

            Mandaue college to hire 30 additional teachers
            By Flor Z. Perolina (The Freeman) Updated March 25, 2011 12:00 AM Comments (0) View comments

            CEBU, Philippines - To cope up with the increasing number of its students, the Mandaue City College which is under the administration of Dr. Susana Cabahug will be hiring 30 additional teachers to work full time.

            Cabahug said applicants should make sure they have a Master's degree.

            Applicants will also undergo a thorough review of their credentials by the Personnel and Selection board.

            MCC is also scouting for a new school administrator this year because Cabahug said she is already too old to remain in her position.

            At present, the teachers of the school were hired as interim personnel and do not enjoy the benefits regular teachers do.

            The school has only four full time teachers and 10 are part-time teachers but are qualified to become regular teaching staff of the school.

            But Cabahug said these teachers will have to apply if they intend to become regular teachers.

            After six years of existence, the school saw its first graduate last March of 13 students wherein five of them came from the other MCC headed by its beleaguered president Paulus Cañete.

            The school has a total of 429 enrollees for school year 2010-2011 and the number of students is expected to rise this June.

            While the city government continue to look for an ideal location for the school, the MCC at present is utilizing some of the vacant rooms of the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex while improvised classrooms have been built on the same site. (FREEMAN)




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