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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.


A total of 37, 527 out of 94,462 nursing graduates passed the November, 2009 licensure examination.

The examination was given by the Board of Nursing in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, La Union, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Pampanga, Sulu, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga last November 2009.

Nursing Jan 31 2010




"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding..."

-Proverbs 3:5


As Senior CESDEV-Nursing volunteers will take the Revalida Examinations today, we are offering this prayer for guidance and enlightenment. We encourage those who read this to offer a prayer for them. Thanks!

Loving Father,
Source of all wisdom,
help me to use my time
and my intelligence wisely
as I prepare for my exams.

Help me to dispose myself
to listen to Your Holy Spirit,
so that You, as my Loving Father,
may place me in a state of prayer
and lead me to understand
that the supreme wisdom
is knowing I am Your child.

Help me to remain serene
so that my work may truly reflect
this profound truth.

Mary, Mother of my spiritual life,
guide me in the ways of your Son,
so that my work may help
to transform this world for His glory.




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ABS-CBN has established regional stations and news bureaus to handle operations in different areas throughout the Philippines. It also broadcasts to locations all over the world via The Filipino Channel, managed by ABS-CBN International. Shows are also available for live viewing and subscription via the Internet through ABS-CBN Interactive's ABS-CBNNow! service.

ABS-CBN affirms its social responsibility in its slogan, "In the Service of the Filipino", through the establishment of ABS-CBN Foundation. Through multimedia, the foundation has delivered E-TV (Educational Television) VCDs to hundreds of public schools in the country that bebefitted thousands of students. The foundation is also the umbrella organization of such foundations such as the Knowledge Channel (KCh) Foundation, Bantay Bata (Children's Watch), Bantay Kalikasan (Environment Watch), and ABS-CBN Bayan Foundation.

In 2003, during the television station's 50th anniversary, ABS-CBN launched its present slogan, "Kapamilya" (literally means "a member of the family"), which it believes reaffirms the network's commitment to quality programming that will foster Filipino moral values, which is dominant and characterized in a typical Filipino family.


UC Nursing CESDEV got an invitation from the newly-reformatted Kapamilya, Mas Winner Ka, a game show of ABS-CBN Regional Network to join them for their February 6 episode. The invitation was aimed at those student-nurse volunteers who helped the Kapamilya station during the Halad sa Kapamilya in Maranatha Worldwide Outreach Center last December. These student-nurse volunteers are mostly in their first year, who have this early, expressed interest to join the pool of young, enthusiastic, and committed CESDEV-Nursing volunteers.

The decision to join the taping yielded more than just fun but also prizes for those who joined the game. To those who won, Congratulations! Please see the airing of that episode this coming February 6, 2010 at 9:45AM, ABS-CBN Cebu.



A T-shirt (or tee shirt) is a shirt which is pulled on over the head to cover most of a person's torso. A T-shirt is usually buttonless, collarless, and pocketless, with a round neck and short sleeves. The sleeves of the T-shirt extend at least slightly over the shoulder but not completely over the elbow (in short-sleeve version). A shirt that is either longer or shorter than this ceases to be a T-shirt. T-shirts are typically made of cotton or polyester fibers (or a mix of the two), knitted together in a jersey stitch that gives a T-shirt its distinctive soft texture. T-shirts can be decorated with text and/or pictures, and are sometimes used to advertise (see human billboard).



CESDEV-Nursing volunteers, please visit the office for particulars. Look for Miss Evetti Ranara.


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“But there is suffering in life, and there are defeats. No one can avoid them. But it's better to lose some of the battles in the struggle for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you're fighting for.”

-Paulo Coelho





The weather did not stop some eight million people from lining up along Cebu City’s streets to watch the 11-hour Sinulog 2010 parade. The crowd estimate came from Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 Director Lani-o Nerez, who made rounds of the parade route several times.

The estimate included those who turned up for the early mass at the Basilica del Sto. Niño, where people left no free space in the Pilgrim Center that can hold 12,000. At the Cebu City Sports Complex grandstand, police estimated there were 20,000 people inside, including those at the sides of the stage. While the grandstand can accommodate 13,000, Chief Insp. Arnel Banzon, who was in charge of security there, said the bleachers had more the place’s capacity.

A bigger venue is being contemplated for next year’s Sinulog, after the large crowd that turned up for yesterday’s festivities. “The Cebu City Sports Center is getting too small for the Sinulog. I think we have to look for a bigger venue,” said Ricky Ballesteros, Sinulog Foundation Inc. (SFI) executive director.


Free Interpretation Category

■1st – Tribu Himag-ulaw, Placer, Masbate
■2nd – Lumad Basakanon, Brgy. San Nicolas, Cebu City
■3rd – Pinta Flores Festival, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental
■4th – The Land of Beauty and Bounty, Province of Lanao del Norte
■5th – Mabolo Elementary School, Cebu City
Best in Costume – Pinta Flores Festival, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental

Sinulog Based Category

■1st – Sinanduloy Cultural Troupe, Tangub City, Misamis Occidental
■2nd – Abellana National School, Cebu City
■3rd – Silaw Culture and Arts,Carcar City National High School, Cebu
■4th – Lahug Elementary School, Cebu City
■5th – Don Sergio Osmeña Memorial National High School, Cebu City
Best in Costume – Silaw Culture and Arts, DepED/Carcar City National High School, Cebu

Best in Street Dancing

■1st – Sinanduloy Cultural Troupe, Tangub City, Misamis Occidental
■2nd – Lumad Basakanon, Brgy. San Nicolas, Cebu City
■3rd – The Land of Beauty and Bounty, Province of Lanao del Norte


O Santo Nino, who has said, "ask and you shall receive; seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you," Give we beseech you, to us who ask the gift of your divine love, that we may love you with our whole heart, in word and work, and never cease from showing forth your praise.




Men and women from all walks of life, some bringing their children and household images of the Sto. Niño, joined the foot procession, praying the rosary along the way.

Cebu's biggest religious celebration tells the story of each Cebuano's hope, faith and sufferings, said Msgr. Cristobal Garcia of the Archdiocesan Commission on Worship chairman.

He described a woman he saw dancing when the Sto. Niño image arrived.

“An old woman was dancing to her own rhythm in a puddle of water. She was bringing with he a Sto. Niño that was about two feet tall. We do not really know the story behind her dance or what sufferings she must be going through. What is the story behind her step? Indeed, the Sto. Niño celebration is the celebration of the human story,” he said.


Under a drizzling rain, more than two million people walked behind the carroza of the Sto. Niño or waited for hours by the roadside for the “miraculous” image to pass by during the annual solemn procession in Cebu City.

The big turnout echoed a pattern noted since Jan. 7's first day of novena Masses – standing-room, overflowing attendance in religious activities for the feast of the Holy Child.

Three rings of human security cordons around the rose-decked carriage kept fervent devotees from getting too close, but the crush of people - a solemn but orderly trail of faith - was still a remarkable sight.

The annual foot procession, which began with the peal of bells at the Basilica del Sto. Niño at 2 p.m., followed a 6.8 kilometer route down main streets, including V. Rama Avenue and Osmeña Boulevard. The route was one kilometer longer than last year's.

Cebu City Police Director Patrocinio Comendador Jr. estimated the crowd to reach 2 million to 2.3 million, which is bigger than last year's turnout.


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People, especially those who are not from Cebu Province, would wonder why devotees of the Sto. Niño raise their arms and wave to the Holy Child whenever they hear the chorus of the song “Batobalani sa Gugma.” Why is this so?

It’s really amazing and moving to witness how people express their faith and devotion to Sto. Niño. But most of them, if not all, don’t know nor mind the literal and symbolic meanings of their waving to the image of the Infant Jesus. For the youth of today, the Feast of the Sto. Niño is the grand parade. For the older ones, it’s the Novena Masses. And often it is during these Novena Masses that the song “Batobalani sa Gugma” (Magnet of Love) is sung and people would instinctively raise and wave their arms. These gozos (song of praise; an old form of catechism) to the Infant Jesus have become a medium of the people’s expression of faith and devotion.

This Batobalani sa Gugma reveals to us that God alone is the source of unconditional love. It attracts us to His innocence, purity of mind and heart and simplicity. And this is our greatest challenge: to embody the childlike attitudes patterned from that of the Infant Jesus.


Just imagine – you wake up tomorrow to a bright but breezy Sunday and gear up for the once-in-a-year experience of a Sinulog Festival. You step onto the streets and realize… you don’t know where you’re going. Exaggerated as this may seem, you sure do not want to face this dilemma on the big day. So take some time to familiarize this route. Whether you want to take pictures, observe the dance movements, get heart-thumpingly near to the drum-and-bugle choir or simply enjoy the atmosphere, your effort to take a look at this map will be well worth it. You can even print it so you don’t forget. Best of all, remember to share this map with friends and strangers. You don’t want to be stranded in the wrong place during Sinulog, so better be there when the throng shouts, “Pit Senyor!”


The Solemn Procession takes place on the eve of Sinulog. Before the streets fill up for the parade on Sunday, they become a path for the devotees on Saturday. This is the route where people – Cebuanos and non-Cebuanos alike – pay tribute, give thanks and offer petitions to the Child Jesus, or Santo Niño. Tomorrow, January 16, Saturday, starting at 1:30 p.m., devotees will gather in the Basilica del Santo Niño and pray the rosary as they walk in solemn procession before the image ofthe Holy Child. This will end at 6:00 in the same place where it began. This is symbolic of the very essence of Sinulog – that everything that God has given us can only be offered to Him in return.



Festival Queen 2010 is not a beauty pageant. It is simply a search for the Lead Dancer who possesses the most exceptional qualities, both in physical beauty and dancing skills, among her peers. That makes her then the first among equals.

What the search will highlight will be the Lead Dancer’s performance skills and her ability to interpret the Sinulog dance with rhythm and grace and all other accompanying artistic considerations.



O Senor Santo Nino, you are our king and our God, we worship you. You are our strong defender, we turn to you. You are the patron of Cebu, the Philippines and the world, we come to you; You have made extraordinary wonders through your miraculous image in those chosen islands, remember us. Look down at this poor soul that comes to you for help. Lead us with Your wisdom; discipline us with your truth; console us with your tenderness, protect us with your might.

We consecrate today our thoughts of you, only with you shall they be occupied; our words, only of you shall they speak; our sufferings, that we may endure them for your sake. We beg you Senor Santo Nino, illumine our understanding, kindle our will, cleanse our body, sanctify our soul. We wish what you wish, because you wish, as you wish, as long as you wish.

Grant us, Senor Santo Nino, that we may feel love toward you, be strict toward ourselves be zealous toward our fellowmen, and rightly despise the things of the world. Help us to overcome sensuality with strict discipline, avariciousness with generosity, anger with gentleness, indolence with zealous industry. Make us wise in counsel, courageous in danger, patient in adversity, humble in prosperity.

Teach us, dear Santo Nino, how worthless is the world, how sublime is heaven, how brief is time, how long is eternity. Grant us, lastly, that we may remember you, adore you, love you and serve you here on earth that we may be happy with you forever and ever in heaven. Amen



A 21-year-old nursing graduate was crowned Miss Cebu last night in a pageant that celebrated heritage and the value of cultural history. Reena Elena Malinao won over 11 other contestants, who walked the stage in dramatic, designer gowns at the Waterfront Lahug Hotel.

It was Malinao's fourth time to join a beauty contest and her first time to win one. She said her role ahead as a goodwill ambassador meant being a role model for women.

“A beauty queen fights for what is right and stands for what she thinks is best for everyone even if that means less popularity. A beauty queen stands for femininity and good citizens of the country,” she said in the question-and-answer segment.

Five finalists were asked: In the light of all the challenges the Philippines is facing today, what is the social responsibility of a beauty queen?

The top prize include P50, 000 cash and a trip to Hong Kong and Las Vegas. Other winners in the annual pageant, a highlight of the Sinulog week festivities in Cebu, are Ma. Gresa Lugo - 1st runner up, Ma. Eliza Zosa - 2nd runner, Rogeli Catacutan - 3rd runner up and Carole Monique de Leon - 4th runner up.



Miss Cebu 2010 is unique and special. She is goal-oriented, direct and ambitious. She is accomplished in many areas. Furthermore, she is confident, commanding in presence and truly a potential leader by virtue of experience in competition. She is an achiever.

Miss Cebu 2010 is a model for other woman. She cares about a woman’s role in society. Moreover, she is a woman sensitive to her environment and caring about the “ challenging issues” facing the world. She works in a defined way toward possible solutions and uses her crown and its accompanying responsibilities to make a difference in the community that has chosen her to be its role model.

Miss Cebu 2010 is a leader by virtue of her experiences, is independent and an eloquent communicator. Talented, intelligent and blessed with energy, charisma, expression and health, Miss Cebu is also physically attractive both in face and figure.

Miss Cebu 2010 displays all these characteristics in her everyday life both as an individual, with hope of advancing her career, her personal and humanitarian goals, and as a woman, seeking to improve the lives of others in her community.

The Grand Coronation Night for Miss Cebu 2010 happens tonight at the Waterfront Hotel Lahug.



The song "Lean on Me" that plays at the background of this blog strikes important significance to the activites that we are having to celebrate Sinulog 2010. We must all reflect that the message of the song is somehow similar to what the dear Sto. Nino is telling us and to all who believes in him ...
" Seek and you shall find. Knock and it shall be opened unto you."
"If you need a friend, just call me. Lean on me ..."

Sometimes in our lives, we all have pain,
we all have sorrow. But if we are wise,
we know that there's always tomorrow.

Lean on me, when you're not strong
and I'll be your friend. I'll help you carry on,
for it won't be long 'til I'm gonna need
somebody to lean on.

Please swallow your pride, if have things
you need to borrow. For no one can fill
those needs that you won't let show.

You just call on me brother when you need a hand.
We all need somebody to lean on.
I just might have a problem that you'll understand.
We all need somebody to lean on.

Lean on me when you't not strong,
and I'll be your friend. I'll help you carry on,
for it won't be long 'til I'm gonna' need
somebody to lean on.

You just call on me brother if you need a friend.
We all need somebody to lean on.
I just might have a problem that you'll understand.
We all need somebody to lean on.

If there is a load you have to bear
that you can't carry. I'm right up the road,
I'll share your load if you just call me.

Call me (if you need a friend)
Call me ...


A STORY about a man whose faith was shaken by a calamity that threatened the life of his wife but whose belief was renewed through a “portrait” of the Sto. Niño drawn by his son reaped the most number of awards in last year's Sinulog Short Film and Video Documentary Festival.

Peter Ian Mancao’s “The Portrait” took seven awards, including best picture, which is the most coveted grand prize of the competition, of 11 awards. The film won the awards for best editing, best cinematography, best screenplay, best director. The child performer Ian Martensen and actor Lorenz Espinosa won the top acting awards.

Second grand prize winner “Humamai,” directed by Renton Siega Zuasula, got P20,000 and a trophy. The best production design (Dorina Isadora Varela), best story (Zua-sula) and best actress (Reylyn Silva) awards went to “Humamai,” which was a story narrated by Queen Humamai (Reyna Juana) on how the Sto. Niño interceded to revive Datu Humabon, who was injured in an attack by another tribe.

Third grand prize winner “Sinulog” by Charmaine Cagang, who joined the contest for the first time, got P10,000 and a trophy. “Sinulog” was a video documentary on the preparations of Lumad Basa-kanon of Basak San Nico-las, Cebu City for the grand parade.

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Elementary School of Lapu-Lapu City and Tayud National High School of Liloan town bested 15 other contingents in their respective categories in the Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan held yesterday afternoon at the Cebu City Sports Center.

Judges said that the “mother nature” concept and the clarity of the message for environmental protection made the contingent win. For the Tayud contingent, making the Santo Niño the central focus of its dance movements made it to garner the top spot. Sta. Filomena Central School of Alegria town and Silaw Culture Arts of Carcar City National High School, on the other hand, landed second place.



Thousands of devotees flocked to Manila since 8:30 a.m. Saturday to join a day-long procession of the Black Nazarene, an annual religious event that draws Christian believers to the miraculous image of Jesus Christ.

The Black Nazarene image continues to draw devotees from around the country to join a day-long procession around predetermined routes in the City of Manila. The procession coincides with the Feast of Black Nazarene, an annual fiesta celebration in Manila.

The Black Nazarene is a life-sized, dark-colored, wooden sculpture of Jesus Christ held to be miraculous by many people, especially its Filipino devotees. Its original carver is an anonymous Mexican carpenter, and the image was transported by galleon from Mexico.

The image is currently enshrined in the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila, Philippines where novena celebrations are held every Friday throughout the whole year. Roman Catholic tradition holds that the Black Nazarene came from a boat that caught fire, turning it from its original white into black or charred complexion. The Black Nazarene is carried into the streets for procession in a "Caroza" or carriage.



And now 'tis man who dares assault the sky . . .
And as we come to claim our promised place,
Aim only to repay the good you gave,
And warm with human love the chill of space.


Sinulog 2010 Kicks Off with Sinulog Photo Exhibits through the years at SM City Cebu, Ayala Center Cebu, and Mactan-Cebu International Airport. Below are other activities for today:

2:00 PM Solemn Mass (Basilica del Sto. Niño)
3:00 PM Launching Parade to Cebu City Sports Center
7:00 PM Opening and Launching Program in Fuente Osmeña
7:30 PM Ms. Cebu 2010 Presentation, Fuente Osmeña



The country’s biggest, grandest and most anticipated festival is set to take center stage, the Sinulog Festival 2010. Sinulog festival is the country’s biggest pageantry of sights, sounds and colors as it honors and pays homage to the patron saint of Cebu , the child Jesus Sr. Sto. Niño. Aside from the main spectacle which is the Sinulog Grand parade, there are also other activities lined up by the Cebu City Government and the Sinulog Foundation until the grand highlights of the festival.

Today - Opening Salvo: Walk with Jesus

4:00 AM Assembly Time (Area) Fuente Osmeña
4:30 AM Start of Walk-Fuente Osmeña Blvd.
5:30 AM Installation of Hermano & Hermana Mayores 2010

Organized by the Augustinian order, the solemn procession in Honor of the Child Jesus is basically the same manner as of the other religious processions in the Catholic Church. It begins in the church and ends in the church.

Millions of pilgrims and devotees of Sto. Nino flock the streets going to the Basilica bringing with them candles and rosaries as they respond to the holy rosary which is spoken in different languages.

Parishioners from different parishes, business sectors, colleges and universities, government officials, archdiocesan organizations and all sectors in the Cebuano community, including group of friends, families and relatives join together in honoring the patron saint. After the procession a high mass is going to be celebrated.

Immediately after the mass, performing the Sinulog dance is recommended for those who have petitions. Many people believe that their hopes in life are answered by dancing the Sinulog after the solemn procession. A dancer must have his or her own candle for dancing. Dancing with complete strangers, armed with candles in hand and hearts filled with pure love our beloved Sto. Niño, will surely not only please one’s self – but the dear Child Jesus as well.




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Wear Sunscreen or the Sunscreen Speech are the common names of an essay titled "Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young" written by Mary Schmich and published in the Chicago Tribune as a column in 1997.

The most popular and well-known form of the essay is the successful music single Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen), released in 1998, by Baz Luhrmann. The song features a spoken-word track set over a mellow backing track. The "Wear Sunscreen" speech is narrated by Australian voice actor Lee Perry.[4] The backing is the choral version of "Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)", a 1991 song by Rozalla, used in the film William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet. The chorus, also from "Everybody's Free", is sung by Quindon Tarver.




The Road to Success is not straight:
There is a curve called failure,
a loop called confusion,
speed bumps called friends,
caution lights called family,
and you will have flats called jobs.
But, if you have a spare called determination,
an engine called perseverance,
insurance called faith,
and a driver called God,
you will make it to a place called


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Kailangan nating umahon
Marami na ang naghihintay
Lumakad tayo ng sabay-sabay

Ilan na ang mga bagong bayani
Na dapat nating ipagbunyi
Panahon na para tayo’y kumilos
Tayo’y gagabayan ng Diyos
Kaibigan, kaya natin ito

Kaya natin ito, sama-sama tayo
Ating kapwa’y tulungan, `wag natin pabayaan
`Di tayo susuko, tayo ay Pilipino
At kahit na anong pagsubok sa atin ay dumating
Basta’t magkaisa tayo, kaya natin ito

Kaya natin ito, sama-sama tayo
Ating kapwa’y tulungan wag natin pabayaan –
`Di tayo susuko, tayo ay Pilipino
At kahit na anong bagyo sa atin ay dumating
Basta’t magkaisa tayo kaya natin ito

Sino pa ang aasahan
Kundi tayo-tayo rin
Gamitin natin ang pagkakataon
Upang tayo’y magtipon-tipon
Bayan natin ay isulong

Kaya natin ito, sama-sama tayo
Ating kapwa’y tulungan, `wag natin pabayaan
`Di tayo susuko, tayo ay Pilipino
At kahit na anong pagsubok sa atin ay dumating
Basta’t magkaisa tayo, kaya natin ito

Kaya natin ito, sama-sama tayo
Ating kapwa’y tulungan, `wag natin pabayaan
`Di tayo susuko, tayo ay Pilipino
At kahit na anong bagyo sa atin ay dumating
Basta’t magkaisa tayo, kaya natin ito
Kaya natin ito, kaya natin ito

Kayang-kaya ng bawat Pilipino.