Voices of Aloha visits Cebu City Hall
(CEBU CITY Public Information Office) - The Voices of Aloha, a choir group from the University of Hawaii paid a courtesy call to Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella, Monday, June 16, 2014.
The group performed a Hawaiian song entitled "Kilakila ' O Haleakala" for the Vice-Mayor. Haleakala is a volcano in one of the islands and the song is about the scenery in that place. They also performed the pop song “Treasure” by Bruno Mars.
They gave gifts to the Vice Mayor, a mug and Hawaiian lei.
The group is composed of 35 singers including their manager, Miguel Filipe. Most are students and alumni of the University of Hawaii.
The choir is on tour in the Philippines from June 7-17, 2014. They already performed in Manila, Los Banos and sang for Ryan Cayabyab.
They will have a concert tonight at the Halad Museum with the UV Chorale. (By: Colleen Lou K. Aznar/ PIO Staff)
Mayor inspects Taboan and Freedom Park
(CEBU CITY Public Information Office) - Mayor Michael L. Rama along with the City Administrator Lucelle Mercado inspected the Taboan and Freedom Park markets on Thursday, June 12, 2014.
Mayor Rama gave instructions to the city administrator on what improvements he wanted in both places.
He also wantedTaboan market to be a tourist spot where it can be a park and also turned into a food court at night. The sidewalks will be wider and pathways will be senior-citizen friendly.
Taboan is frequently visited by tourists who buy dried fish, a popular Cebuano delicacy and is what the market is mostly known for. The renovation will surely attract more visitors, as well as buyers.
In Freedom Park,the mayor wanted the path in the middle of the market wider so that there will be more space and vehicles can easily pass through especially in times of emergencies such as fire incidents.
He added that the park should also be fixed and cleaned to attract more people.
As for the stalls that will be affected by the renovation, they won’t be removed but space will be reduced. (By: Colleen Lou K. Aznar/ PIO Staff)
DMDP offers new program!
(CEBU CITY - Public Information Office) Guided by its mission to provide an effective and efficient employability enhancement programs and placement services, the Cebu City Department of Manpower Development and Placement or DMDP will offer a new program in the next trimester this year.
The new program called, "Software Quality Assurance, Cloud and Mobile Programming Course," is pursued through a public-private partnership with the Real-Time Cloud Mobile Software Services. This is also in line with Mayor Michael L Rama's People-Privately Driven Governance (PPDG) initiatives.
Preference include 110IQ, good English, Math and Abstract reasoning skills, and with Computer Science or Information Technology background.
The program which will be offered for free will have 3 months instruction, 3 months immersion. The screening process is designed to ensure the "quality of graduates" where the topnotchers will be hired by real-time cloud mobile software services and the rest can take their pick of employers as these skills are in very high demand.
Entrance exams will be on June 16, Monday at the DMDP office at the 2nd floor of Ramos Market Building, along F. Ramos Street this city. Interviews will be done on June 23, Monday also at the DMDP office.
Meanwhile, the DMDP also offers short-term programs accredited by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). This include advance fashion design, cosmetology, culinary arts and commercial cooking, bartending, computer operations, food and beverage services, tailoring and dressmaking, housekeeping, refrigeration and air-conditioning, plumbing, computer programming, visual graphics and design and electronics.
Furthermore, classes will start for the next trimester on July 7, 2014 at the DMDP Training Facilities at the DMDP Office. For inquiries interested applicants may visit the DMDP Office or call at Telephone Numbers 253 – 9212 and 254-4348 during office hours. (By: Greggy Jiggs P. Senados, PIO Staff)