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Community Extension Services & Development
University of Cebu-Banilad College of Nursing!

This blogsite shall serve as your online access for information, updates, photo displays, videos, news, relevant links and other matters related to the programs and activities of UC Nursing CESDEV as well as other features that may be of peculiar interest and value to the University of Cebu community and the multitude of blog visitors.




University of Cebu, through two of her leading administrators---Vice Chancellor for Administration Atty. Nendell Hanz Abella and Executive Vice Chancellor Atty. Baldomero Estenzo—trouped to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Region 7 Office to formally file the university’s application to reduce and freeze tuition fees. The move reduces P2 from every unit enrolled by incoming freshmen. It will also freeze miscellaneous and laboratory rates of other college year levels as well as freeze the tuition fees of second year students until their graduation.

“This will be a model for other schools, not only in region 7,” informed Dr. Candelario Aytona, Region 7 CHED Director. He is optimistic this will keep, return students back to, and even uplift the enrollment of the school, in spite of the current global fiscal crisis.

“It is a way of expressing Atty. Go’s sympathy with the people during this trying time,” explained Atty. Abella of the university’s move, while referring to UC President and known philanthropist Atty. Augusto W. Go.

From the Official Website of University of Cebu (http://www.uc.edu.ph/) here are the details:

UC will be offering the following privileges for SY 2009-2010.

Reduced Tuition Fee on all programs by Php 2.00 per unit based on SY 2008-2009 rate for all incoming freshmen
Freeze Tuition Fee from second year until graduation
Freeze Miscellaneous and Laboratory Fees until graduation
Privilege will be offered to:
All freshmen of SY 2009-2010, provided that they will finish the course at the prescribed number of years.
All students will full load

Privilege Details
Program starts on June of SY 2009-2010
Basis of reduction is SY 2008-2009 tuition fee rates

Effectivity of Privilege
A student must pursue the Academic program from freshman to fourth or fifth year without shifting to another Course otherwise he/she will lose the privilege.
If the student drops or discontinues his/her studies within the duration of the Program he/she has enrolled, said student waives his/her right to this privilege.
A student must abide the regulations of this educational institution and that any violation made will terminate the privilege availed.

Students can download the certificates here.

UC is affirming its commitment to give affordable education to all, and in consideration of the current global economic crisis.



God and angels don't get paid even though theirs is some of the most important work around. Ditto for volunteers.

~Cherishe Archer



To laugh often and love much;
....to win the respect of intelligent persons
and the affection of children;
....to earn the approbation of honest citizens
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
....to appreciate beauty;
....to find the best in others;
....to give of one's self;
....to leave the world a bit better,
whether by a healthy child,
a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
....to have played and laughed with enthusiasm
and sung with exultation;
....to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived
- this is to have succeeded.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
- Sherry Anderson


UC WATCH: What’s your message for those who intend to pursue the profession?

DEAN ESTRELLA: “We will provide them with the best learning experience here at UCCN. It’s not about the number (of passers) alone. Rather, it’s in the university’s aggressiveness in pursuing instructional strategies to enhance learning and likewise in expanding our linkages. We have the biggest number of affiliating agencies to enrich our students’ learning.

No amount of convincing is enough, except when they are in the actual soil of UCCN. We will make their learning experience worthwhile. We will exert the most effort in assisting them, to transform them to be better nurses and be one of the most sought-after medical professionals in the field.”


Earth Day, celebrated April 22, is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment.


UC Nursing CESDEV warmly greets one of its volunteers, Daisy Dela Cerna, a very Happy Birthday! Daisy is a second year student nurse of UC Banilad College of Nursing and is one of the five UC Banilad Nursing students who became a celebrated priest’s “angels” and were featured in his homily, after the girls found and returned Reverend Fr. Jerry Orbos' wallet.

Fr. Jerry Orbos, SVD, visited Cebu and was in Gaisano Country Mall. He first bought a bottle of water at the food court and proceeded to purchase some items at the department store when he realized he lost his wallet. With a prayer on his lips, he rushed back to the Foodcourt where five Nursing students, upon seeing him looking like he lost something, inquired and handed him the wallet. In his delight, he invited the female students to his evening mass at the Sacred Heart Parish, where he shared his experience in his homily to the applauding churchgoers.

“I would like to praise and thank the Lord for the meekness and purity of heart of my newfound friends who not only gave me my wallet back, but who also gave me renewed hope and confidence in the youth of our land.”



The Municipality of Ronda which is 81.5 Kms. away and is two and a half hour ride from Cebu City is situated in the southwest coast of Cebu Province. It is bounded in the East by the Municipality of Argao; in the west by the Tanon Strait; in the North by the Municipality of Dumanjug and in the South by the Municipality of Alcantara.

Ronda is a 5th class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 17,214 people.

Ronda is administratively subdivided into 14 barangays.
These are Barangays Butong, Can-abuhon, Canduling, Cansalonoy, Cansayahon, Ilaya, Langin, Libo-o, Malalay, Palanas, Poblacion, Santa Cruz, Tupas, and Vive.



I've learned....
that the best classroom in the world
is at the feet of an elderly person.
I've learned....
that when you're in love, it shows.
I've learned....
that just one person saying to me,
"You've made my day!" makes my day.
I've learned....
that I feel better about myself
when I make others feel better about themselves.
I've learned....
that having a child fall asleep in your arms
is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.
I've learned....
that what we have done for ourselves alone dies with us.
What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
I've learned....
that one sincere apology
is worth more than all the roses money can buy.
I've learned....
that being kind is more important than being right.
I've learned....
that you should never say no to a gift from a child.
I've learned....
that I can always pray for someone
when I don't have the strength to help him in some other way.
I've learned....
that no matter how serious your life requires you to be,
everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.
I've learned....
that sometimes all a person needs
is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.
I've learned....
that life is like a roll of toilet paper:
The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.
I've learned....
that money doesn't buy class.
I've learned....
that it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.
I've learned....
that under everyone's hard shell
is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.
I've learned....
that the Lord didn't do it all in one day.
What makes me think I can?
I've learned....
that if you are still talking about what you did yesterday,
you haven't done much today.


The Community Extension Services and Development (CESDEV) of the University of Cebu-Banilad College of Nursing acknowledges that student nurses may be overly pre-occupied with their academic-related endeavors that, most the time, they miss out some vital and relevant current events. Thus, this blog window is created to provide links to the latest news and current events ably provided by ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs.

At the side bar of CESDEV Blog's Home page, you will see the ABS-CBN logo prominently displayed. You simply click on the logo. You will immediately be routed to the site where latest Headlines, Lifestyle, Business, Sports, and Entertaiment News are featured.

However, some technical limitations may prevent you from fully enjoyting this feature. It requires the latest Flash player for the videos to run.


The key to UC Nursing CESDEVs successes
rests in people like you,
who embody the spirit of greatness and true service
by saying, "Yes I can, and so can you!"
Thanks for your inspiring dedication and committment
and tremendous example to the rest of the volunteers.
Now that schooling is finished,
we say goodbye with sad yet grateful hearts.
We want to thank you for your dedication,
and for being there from the very start.
Words cannot convey our gratitude for your tremendous contribution.
With gratitude in our hearts,we wanted to thank you.
The credit for UC Nursing CESDEVs good deeds
firmly rests with our dedicated volunteers.
Thank you!
Thank you so much for all of your hard work
and to bear witness to your passion was an unexpected perk.
We never could have asked for a more dedicated volunteers
and words cannot express how grateful we are to have you with us.
It is a pleasure and a privilege to work with you.
Good luck! Godspeed!
Thank you.



The main purpose of "immersion" is to provide the student nurses an actual, first-hand experience of community life so that they can better understand the lives that community people are having. This also provides an oportunity for the student nurses to venture beyond the campus and extend to the community the very much needed medical attention and nursing care.

To all CESDEV Nursing volunteers who will have their Immersion activities, take it as a meaningful way of enjoying Summer 2009. God bless you!


WHEN the sun starts biting, you know it’s summer in the Philippines. Not that the sun never bites at other times, but it’s between the months of March and June that the sun is at its fiercest.

Forget Celsius and Fahrenheit; they just confuse you with degrees this and degrees that. The better measure is the OK scale to measure temperature.

Squinting eyes: Good for walking barefoot in the beach.

Umbrellas up: Fine day for a bowl of halo-halo.

Needle-prick sensation: This is the time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The sun’s rays can cause cancer at these hours. Better run to the shade and wear a hat when you’re in the beach.

Temper tantrum alarm
. The sun is at its meanest. Better get out of the way of that person. Go to your room and play your favorite computer game.

Lechon skin. Oops, you overdid it, man. Better got to your dermatologist. Sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours.

Cool activities to do this summer.

Go play a kite. The best time to fly a kite is in summer because that’s when the wind blows hardest. Open spaces, like the beach and the park, offer the best venue. Stay away from live wires and electric posts to avoid accidental electrocution. Forewarned is forearmed. Fly kites with your friends or family so you can have a cheap but memorable summer scrapbook in your mind.

Go see a freebie. There are a lot of free shows at the local malls this summer. No one will think you are scrimping on money. In fact, people will think you are a fun guy giving his girlfriend a nice treat.

Why not complete the package with free samples! Malls have these little food carts that give away free samples of their products, like coffee, tea, juice, ice cream and sandwiches.
Cheap thrills. Pack a basket — fill it with frozen yogurt drink or juice, sandwiches, cookies, maybe sweet white wine, and fruits — and drive to the nearest public beach. Build castles made of sand, play volleyball and generally just forget that you are a Charlie Brown type to your colleagues.

Hike with your friends, or go jogging with them near dusk. The world is your playpen.




The best gifts to give:

To your friend - Loyalty
To your enemy - Forgiveness
To your boss - Service
To your child - A good example
To your parents - Gratitude and devotion
To your mate - Love and faithfulness
To all men and women - Charity, and
To your God - Your Life



Give up complaining. . . . . . . .focus on gratitude.
Give up pessimism. . . . . . . . . become an optimist.
Give up harsh judgments . . .think kindly thoughts.
Give up worry. . . . . . . . . . . . . trust Divine Providence.
Give up discouragement. . . . .be full of hope.
Give up bitterness. . . . . . . . . . turn to forgiveness.
Give up hatred. . . . . . . . . . . . . return good for evil.
Give up negativism . . . . . . . . .be positive.
Give up anger. . . . . . . . . . . . . .be more patient.
Give up pettiness. . . . . . . . . . .become mature.
Give up gloom. . . . . . . . . . . . . .enjoy the beauty.
Give up jealousy. . . . . . . . . . . .pray for trust.
Give up gossiping. . . . . . . . . . .control your tongue.
Give up sin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . turn to virtue.
Give up giving up. . . . . . . . . . . hang in there!


Lent offers us all a very special opportunity to grow in our relationship with God and to deepen our commitment to a way of life, rooted in our baptism. In our busy world, Lent provides us with an opportunity to reflect upon our patterns, to pray more deeply, experience sorrow for what we've done and failed to do, and to be generous to those in need.

Lord, Let everything I do this day and in this season of Lent come from you, be inspired by you.
I long to be closer to you.
Help me to remember that nothing is important in my life
unless it glorifies you in some way.
It's so easy to get caught up in the day to day of my life
and keep saying,"Tomorrow, I will spend more time in prayer,"
but now my longing meets your love and I want to do it now.
Help me to rely on you for help.
The prayer asks you that I reach perfection.
Please, Lord, remind me
that "perfection" isn't the crazy, "successful" way I try to live my life,
but a perfection of my most authentic, real self.
My "perfection" might be holding my many flaws in my open hands,
asking you to help me accept them.
Heal me, Lord, and help me to find you in the darkness of my life.
Let me reach out in this darkness and feel your hand and love there to guide me.


CESDEV Office will welcome Class Vice Presidents who have concerns regarding their CESDEV Clearances. Mr. Quitco will be waiting for you today to help you with your concerns.



Class Vice Presidents who still has not secured the CESDEV Clearances of their section, please see Mr. Ronaldo Quitco at the CESDEV Office on Tuesday, April 7, 2009. Uploading of the files has encountered some delays due to the intermittent connectivity of Wi-Fi signal in UC Banilad. UC Nursing CESDEV has placed some measures to address this technical glitch. Please see Mr. Quitco to know what these measures are.


INQUIRER.netFirst Posted 15:49:00 03/30/2009

MANILA, Philippines – Filipinos will enjoy two successive long weekends starting this week, after President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declared Monday a holiday. Pursuant to her “holiday economics,” Arroyo declared Monday, April 6 a holiday since Araw ng Kagitingan, which recalls the bravery of World War II veterans, would fall on Holy Thursday. This is contained under Proclamation 1699, which lists down all the holidays for 2009. There will be only two working days next week, Tuesday (April 7) and Wednesday (April 8). Thursday and Friday are regular holidays as part of the Catholics’ commemoration of the Lenten season.


UC Nursing CESDEV warmly greets its volunteers who earned their Bachelors degree in Nursing and will graduate today. Congratulations to Sanz Marie Nasibog, Jayzer Cuervo, Clauven Navallo, and Lian Ramirez.


UC Nursing CESDEV has released the clearances of BSN 2C, BSN 3P, BSN 3V, BSN 4A, BSN 4BB, BSN 4E, BSN 4L, BSN 4M, BSN 4O, BSN 4Q, and BSN 4Y. Please coordinate with your Class Vice President on your CESDEV Clearances. UC Nursing CESDEV requires that you go over the Certificates of Community Service and CESDEV Clearances first and check if the names are properly spelled. If you notice wrong entries or misspelled names, do not print the document. Immediately visit and inform CESDEV office so that the error will be promptly addressed and a new file will be uploaded.


Yeheey! Sipa ra! UC Nursing CESDEV rejoices over the recent posting of the list of students who passed this second semester, 2008-2009. The result validates what we have long believed that talent, intelligence, skills, plus the sincere desire to serve are the stuff that makes UC Nursing CESDEV Volunteers a special "breed" of civic-oriented student nurses.