STOP 2017 Results – Batch 3

PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS THAT FOLLOW.

The Admission Committee recommends the admission of the following successful applicants into CITE’s 3-year Industrial Technician Program (ITP) starting SY 2017-2020. Their acceptance depends upon the results of the Medical Examinations, verification interviews and the final approval of the Management Staff of the school:

Surname First Name Middle Name School
1 Abad Rogelio II Soronio Maguikay National High School
2 Abad, Jr. Renato Pinute Canduman National High School
3 Abdulhalik Yann Plania San Roque College de Cebu
4 Abejuela Sherwin Rebutazo Cabancalan National High School
5 Alagao Mark Loid Quibic Jagobiao National High School
6 Alfraez Arjay Manubag Pit- os National High School
7 Aller Josua Estrella Sta. Filomena National High School
8 Amolo Bryan Dahan Budla- an Integrated School
9 Andrino James Carl Bacalan Abellana National School
10 Andulana Rhyan Jhon Costaños Roberto E. Sato Memorial National High School
11 Añora Dave Alcotin Cabancalan National High School
12 Antolijao Jhon Paul Bontilao Tabok National High School
13 Arceo Purity Jhay Lactuan Talamban National High School
14 Archival, Jr. Michael Inocando Banilad Night High School
15 Arcillo Keith Christiane Arda Busay National High School
16 Ardiente Marneil Codezar Budla- an Integrated School
17 Arellano Earl john Gonzales Budla- an Integrated School
18 Arias Kian Mathhew Canduman National High School
19 Arnaiz Jeyan Kadusale Canduman National High School
20 Balagtas Mac Dylan Philippe Morales City of Bogo Science and Arts Academy
21 Balagtas Niño Angelo Unabia San Isidro Parish Church
22 Balicuatro Lyndon Steve Maata Canduman National High School
23 Balmadres Villyjon Yamyamin Budla- an Integrated School
24 Bañares Jethro Garson Talamban National High School
25 Bandiala Jupit Condiman Tugbongan National High School
26 Basera Joseph Martin Mandaue City Comprehensive National High School
27 Bedro Dave Enopia Caliongan National High School
28 Benson James Kenneth Noynay Mandaue City Comprehensive National High School
29 Bequilla James Ceballos Sorsogon National High School
30 Besabella Jhon Ariel Autida Tugbongan National High School
31 Bihag Ronnel Tangaja Canduman National High School
32 Binondo Philip Niño Camance Basak Night High School
33 Bonghanoy Louise Adrian Vega Busay National High School
34 Booc Joemarie Perez Canduman National High School
35 Bordadora John Vie Patan-aw Talamban National High School
36 Bordadora Keir Archival VBCMNHS
37 Bustamante Jude Malana Canduman National High School
38 Caberte Carl Jade Gabisay Budla- an Integrated School
39 Cabingatan Christian Atienza Three H Redwood Academy
40 Cadeon Mark Alfred Ebron Lucsoon National High School
41 Cajes Elmer Autida Talamban National High School
42 Camacho Ian Sabas Paril National High School
43 Camingawan Clark Dave Condiman Tugbongan National High School
44 Cardama Anthony Figuera Sorsogon National High School
45 Cardeño Johnny Viliarojo Sorsogon National High School
46 Cardeño Kevin Ponce Sorsogon National High School
47 Caruz Ryle Zydryx Canduman National High School
48 Ceballos Johnlex Niaga Sorsogon National High School
49 Cejudo Moises Obiedo Mantalongon National High School
50 Codaste Joverth Miñoza Talamban National High School
51 Cogtas Dexter Buagas Talamban National High School
52 Condiman Kevin Pepito Tugbongan National High School
53 Condiman Niño Tugbongan National High School
54 Condiman Kenth Brylle Abuna Tugbongan National High School
55 Cordova Jerico Villacastin Talamban National High School
56 Cosep Frank Dave Bacule Malolos National High School
57 De Lara Gabriel Arana Pulpogan National High School
58 Del Valle Rey Lumapac Sorsogon National High School
59 Dela Cerna John Lemuel Neri Abellana National School
60 Dela Peña Richell Feguera Dipolog City National High School
61 Delos Reyes Lambert Rebutazo Cabancalan National High School
62 Devila Joey Ortiz Sorsogon National High School
63 Diago Vecinte Genon Pit- os National High School
64 Dionson John Carlo Rota Pit- os National High School
65 Duran Alcris Kae Dayoja Ramon Duterte Memorial National High School
66 Elalto Jessie Talamban Night High School
67 Embornas Christian Doblas Talisay City National High School
68 Encina Romel Ababa Gothong Memorial National High School
69 Englaterra Roland Budla- an Integrated School
70 Escovilla Niño Nico Villarba Talamban National High School
71 Fabillar Jomarc Ocay Tugbongan National High School
72 Fernandez Jeffrey Collados Sorsogon National High School
73 Fetiluna Dan Gynon Yurag
74 Galendo Antonio Ngoa Canduman National High School
75 Gamboa Alfonso St. Mary’s Academy of Dal.
76 Garcia Vincent Tirana Tugbongan National High School
77 Geraldo Lemar Bauro Academia Del Christifidelis
78 Getano, Jr. Angelo Endrina Sorsogon National High School
79 Golbin Renante Padilla
80 Gubalane Joshua Lester Besana
81 Gucor John Kent Unabia Canduman National High School
82 Gulfan Jehu Jezreel Buico Canduman National High School
83 Heyrana Niño Casili Night High school
84 Ignario Gorde Lasonia Tabok National High School
85 Jacinto Reyjan Talamban National High School
86 Jayme Adrean Paul Magsayo Mabini Integrated School
87 Justol John Carlo Juario Saint Louis College- Cebu
88 Lacio Lloyd Jay Capangpangan Garing National High School
89 Lacno John Philip Danong Canduman National High School
90 Lacosta Jan Niño Claros Talamban National High School
91 Lapa Serge Cañete Basak Night High School
92 Lase Joseph Barrientos Cabancalan High School
93 Laxamana Venz Marc Pingol Cabancalan National High School
94 Leona, Jr. Fernando Bonghanoy Sibugay Intagrated School
95 Leopardas Cyrille Dave Hipgano Garing National High School
96 Leyson Carl Denver Mantua Abellana National School
97 Libosada Carlo Jay Ngojo Canduman National High School
98 Limjap Stephen Dave Quiruben Abellana National School
99 Limotan Ener Nuñez Pit- os National High School
100 Locaylocay Rey Ann Blanco Sorsogon National High School
101 Lopez Noli Velonta Sta. Filomena National High School
102 Luardo Ralph Niño Bordadora Talamban National High School
103 Lumbra Jhomer Archival Budla- an Integrated School
104 Maglasang Joseph Carl Villarin Garing National High School
105 Mahinay Earold Villaceran Abellana National School
106 Malunjao Patrick Neil Almaras Tugbongan National High School
107 Manlangit Joshua Abecia Talamban National High School
108 Manlangit Jason Rey Alinsolo Toledo National Vocational School
109 Marayan Johnston Dheves Marikit Garing National High School
110 Minancillo John Philip Abellana National School
111 Miñoza Kenrick Villamor Talamban National High School
112 Montajes, Jr. Jerry Camilo Talamban National High School-Day
113 Monterde Mike Ougust Cardosa Sorsogon National High School
114 Muñoz Johnlord Lahoy-lahoy Garing National High School
115 Naranjo Aprilboy Sanchez Garing National High School
116 Navarrete Ariel Catalan Caliongan National High School
117 Nies Fruilan Presillas Consolacion National High School
118 Obeñita Vincent Jade Alcibar Sorsogon National High School
119 Obleanda Jeremiah Carceller Sorsogon National High School
120 Optana Jester Cuizon Allanaraiz-Marfil National High School
121 Pajes Johnrey Gabunada Busay National High School
122 Payao Chris Kyle Monariña Garing National High School
123 Pejante Mechiake Daniel Fernandez Bankal National High School
124 Pelayo Janiel Batiana Apas National High School
125 Pepito Kian Tubungbanua Abellana National School
126 Pogado Ronnel Dave Abenir Tugbongan National High School
127 Pongase Edms Vincent Tubin Garing National High School
128 Ponting Gary Fernandez Cabancalan National High School
129 Quiñanola Junie Quiñones Sorsogon National High School
130 Ramirez Hendrick Vincent Sabucido Tabok National High School
131 Rasonabe Niño Jay Casugbo Canduman National High School
132 Redoble Mark James Ramon Duterte Memorial National High school
133 Redongo Paul Vincent Quiñanola Sorsogon National High School
134 Resuento Kim Cimafranca ANHS
135 Reyes Abert Tago Canduman National High School
136 Rivera Ben Kenneth Agbay Gabriel Jurado Foundation School Inc.
137 Roca Arjy Limotan Lusaran National High School
138 Rosaceña Jerry Punay Consolacion National High School
139 Rosal Gerome Ferolino Talamban National High School
140 Sadili Revin Leyson Vicente B. Cosido Memorial National High School
141 Samson Generoso Baguio Basak Night High School
142 Siaboc Ed Niño Quimat University of Cebu-Mambaling
143 Sonido Ronilo Villarba Carmen National High School
144 Sta. Ana Lyle Bernard Pablo Canduman National High School
145 Sumarago Joven Pasignahin Casili Night High School
146 Sumayang Janel Matabia Pit- os National High School
147 Taborada Merks Gie Cadenas Ramon Duterte Memorial National High School
148 Tangpos Jay Ryan Bontilao Mantalongon National High School
149 Tanutan Julius M.
150 Tariman John Philip Arranguez Canduman National High School
151 Togonon Patrick Angelo Pulpogan National High School
152 Tolin Arcadio Talamban National High School
153 Tubin Shandave Gungob Garing National High School
154 Tulod Kerl Jan Gomez Talamban National High School
155 Tuñacao John Paul Suerte Mandaue City Comprehensive National High School
156 Ugsang Nielmark Alilin Canduman National High School
157 Ultimar Jay Pelones Talamban National High School
158 Ungab Warren Taping Canduman National High School
159 Velayo Angelo Labandero Vicente B. Cosido Memorial National High School
160 Villarubia Angelo Salinada Canduman National High School
161 Ybañez Carl Deven Canonigo Doong National High School
162 Ylaya John Dave Nuniez Canduman National High School
163 Yurag Val Andre Aparece Exceed Learning Center
For Parents Interview
1 Cutillar Neriberto Edmund Watkins Cabancalan National High School
2 Elarcosa Jemuel Jorge Consolacion National High School
3 Genodiala Jay Herediano Naga National High School
4 Gesalago Meinrado Lerma Alcoy National High School
5 Libradilla Jeric Leproso Sta. Filomena National High School
6 Malazarte Jeson Empasis Budla- an Integrated School
7 Niaga Juneil Oblianda Sorsogon National High School
8 Vildosola Daryll Gonzaga Sorsogon National High School
Waitlist (they have to follow-up the status of their application on May 10, 2017).
1 Arellano Joel Simblante Budla- an Integrated School
2 Rios Niño Tuyor Budla- an Integrated School

Reminders:

STOP RESULTS:

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 – Releasing of STOP Waitlist

Enrollment with parents – April 22, 2017 @1:30 p.m.

Schedule of  Parents’ Reinterview – April 21-24, 2017

Parents’ Contribution/Pledge : 1 month

Medical Examination fee: P500

Medical Examination (bring your medical examination receipt)

Applicants have to be in proper attire when reporting to CITE (in pants, shoes with socks, and with STOP ID)

Students’ schedule for Medical Examination:

1.) Group 1 – Students no. 1 to 135 – May 11 (CITE)  (10:00 am -4:00 pm)

2.) Group 2-  Students no. 136-163 – May 12 (CITE) (10:00 am -4:00 pm)

Trainees with lacking application requirements have to submit and complete the following:
a. 4 pcs 1×1 ID pictures (blue background)

b. Original & 2 pcs. photocopy of High School Card/TOR

c. 2 pcs photocopy of NSO Birth Certificate

d. Original & 2 pcs. phtocopy of Good Moral Certificate

e. Original & 2 pcs. photocopy of NCAE Result

f. Original & 2 pcs photocopy of Parent’s Latest Income Tax Return or BIR Tax Exemption Certificate

g. 1 long brown envelope

 

Small Beginnings

PHOTO 1In Rolando Roma’s ideal world, there would be accuracy and preciseness. He learns that after considerable time spent grappling with metalworking, strong know-how and years of experience gained from taking on customers’ needs define what a true technician is.

A Mechanical Technology graduate in 1996, Rolando started working in Philippine Iino Corporation as a machine operator assigned in dowel and roller pins fabrication for Honda car parts.

Born second of 6 siblings to a tricycle driver and housewife, Rolando had his share of tough life. Always working on a tight budget as a student, he recalled having a single pack of instant noodles split for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Hardwork and humility propelled this 39-year old family man from being a supervisor in the Centerless Grinding Machine Section to Production Control Manager.

His daily drop usually involves overseeing three major sections in the company; namely, Material Control, Purchasing, and Planning and Production Control ensuring smooth process flow and product realization. He has four supervisors under his watch. Rolando has been with Philippine Iino Corporation for 19 years.

From these beginnings, Rolando’s efforts have paid off. His penchant for what is ideal sent his siblings to college, gave him and his wife and kids a comfortable life, and provided livelihood to his parents back home. ⊗

“Kuya”

PHOTO 1He stands a little over 5 feet dressed up in coveralls. You can barely put a name to his face as he drowns himself in the pack of employees inundating the gates of PASAR, a smelting company in Leyte. He looks ordinary, but there is more than what meets the eye.

Simply put, there is really nothing ordinary with Marvin Almia. Being the eldest of 6 siblings, Kuya Marvin augmented the income of his family as a tricycle driver round Cambinoy, a small barangay outlaying an area of Palompon, Leyte.

His father left home to work as a taxi driver in Manila and his mother stayed home tending the younger members of the family.

An opportunity came to Marvin in 2010 when he, among 7 scholars, received a scholarship grant from PASAR Foundation, Inc.

Marvin, 25, claims no advantage in his academics. But, as Mechanical Technology graduate, he made sure he equipped himself with the most relevant technical skills. His talent in computer-aided design led him to a productive training at Energizer Philippines as operator and subsequently now as a refrigeration and air conditioning technician at PASAR.

Marvin stands to believe that he can only do so much if he shares his blessings with his brothers and sisters. He sent his young sister to college to finish a degree in education who became a licensed teacher. Two of his siblings are in college because of him. His brother Jhon is taking up BS in Mechanical Engineering while her sister Janice is a student in AB Communications.

Being a big brother to his charge may sometimes trickle down inexplicable disappointments in life.

“I pity myself because I was not able to see the fruits of my labor for myself. It came to a point that I cried alone. I felt I was lost. But what I realized is that, I should do this for my siblings, for my family, because if not, who else will? They won’t be assured of a good future.”

Marvin confesses to not being the touchy-feely type, but when it comes to matters of the family, he is more than willing to put their needs ahead of his own by whatever means necessary.

While still holding up the end of his deal until their graduation, Marvin plans to look after himself starting off with an Engineering course in mind and passing the licensure board examination.

Manpower Acceleration and Resource Center: Leading the Course

marcSprawling on a hectare located about 109 kilometers north of Cebu City, the training facility houses the Manpower Acceleration and Resource Center in San Remigio. Every year since its inception 2007, about 200 enrollees from 27 barangays and nearby towns are accommodated to take short courses in Dressmaking, Automotive Servicing, Driving, Cookery, and Welding.

The town mayor, Hon. Mariano Martinez, said that the out-of-school youths are the first set of beneficiaries under a scholarship program.

In 2002, the municipality of San Remigio, a local government unit, sponsored a good score of students to study in CITE to take up tech-voc courses. Scholars were assisted in their cost of education and board and lodging.

Names of graduates like Eljon Nedia, Richard Ursal and Jessie Olila spring immediately to mind of Municipality Councilor Antonio Villamor when asked regarding their successful scholars.PHOTO 4

“We’re proud of Eljon, Richard, and Jessie. They come from very poor families, but now they have made something out of their lives,” said Councilor Villamor, who is also the training center administrator.

“CITE inspired us to come up with our own training center,” Hon. Villamor revealed after taking the hint from over 30 CITE graduates who are now gainfully employed.

Information Technology alumnus Eljon Nedia, who is now working as computer technician in Bogo, said that the scholarship has provided him financial support to gain equal footing with at work.

The town’s poverty incidence is at 45%. And the only way to give a fighting chance to the families is to provide their children with education and training.

Having a training facility and qualified instructors at their own backyard, these young people don’t have to look further anymore to better themselves.

But setting up a training center is just the beginning. Bringing the right people together was another challenge. Efforts have been made to bring back highly-qualified professionals from the city and around town to teach in the training center.

A former oversea seafarer, Ronnie Reynes, went onboard to teach automotive servicing. He said, “It’s easy to teach skills to the trainees. The most difficult is to form their attitudes.”

“Like CITE, we do coaching and facilitate our students for overseas employment,” he added.

At the outset of setting up a bigger training complex in the future, the possibility of livelihood training in fish processing and other local grassroots products will put back the town into its best shape in no time.

STOP 2017 Results – Batch 2

The Admission Committee recommends the admission of the following successful applicants into CITE’s 3-year Industrial Technician Program (ITP) starting SY 2017-2020. Their acceptance depends upon the results of the Medical Examinations, verification interviews and the final approval of the Management Staff of the school:

1 ANOOS JHON PAUL Patigayon Vicente B. Cosido Memorial NHS
2 CALVEZ LYNARD Bitay Abellana National School
3 CARCUEVAS JUN MICHAEL Gaviola Canduman National High School
4 CARDENTE JOHN CARL Amay Abellana National School
5 CASINILLO MARVIN Gabunada Canduman National High School
6 CASINILLO MARK VINCENT Gabunada Canduman National High School
7 CENIZA BAILON Bathan Canduman National High School
8 DUETES, JR. ROMAN Manhot Canduman National High School
9 ESCARAN JASON Sullano Canduman National High School
10 ESCULTOR MARIEL Cogtas Vicente B. Cosido Memorial NHS
11 ETAC EARL IVAN Largo Busay National High School
12 LIMOTAN KHRYSS Jongko Vicente B. Cosido Memorial NHS
13 MORATA JAY Englis Vicente B. Cosido Memorial NHS
14 PELIGRO VINCE Monares Don Gerardo Ll. Ouano MNHS
15 RICO RESTY MILBIE Purog Mandaue City Comprehensive NHS
16 SEDANTES TOM JAMES Solon Divino Amore Academy

Reminders:

Trainees with lacking application requirements have to submit and complete the following:
a. 4 pcs 1×1 ID pictures (blue background)

b. Original & 2 pcs. photocopy of High School Card/TOR

c. 2 pcs photocopy of NSO Birth Certificate

d. Original & 2 pcs. phtocopy of Good Moral Certificate

e. Original & 2 pcs. photocopy of NCAE Result

f. Original & 2 pcs photocopy of Parent’s Latest Income Tax Return or BIR Tax Exemption Certificate

g. 1 long brown envelope

Enrollment with parents – April 22, 2017 @1:30 p.m.

Parents’ Contribution/Pledge : 1 month

Medical Examination fee: P500

Medical Examination (bring your medical examination receipt)

Thursday, May 11, 2017 (10: 00 a.m.- 4:00 pm.)

Applicants have to be in proper attire when reporting to CITE (in pants, shoes with socks, and with STOP ID)

STOP 2017 Results – Batch 1

stopbatch 1My Love (1)The Admission Committee recommends the admission of the following successful applicants into CITE’s 3-year Industrial Technician Program (ITP) starting SY 2017-2020. Their acceptance depends upon the results of the Medical Examinations, verification interviews and the final approval of the Management Staff of the school:

Surname First Name Middle Name School
1 ALIVIO JURVIN Dungog Tolotolo National High School
2 ALSOLA KYN MARK Brizo Cerdeña National High School
3 BAJO SYRUS Our Lady Academy
4 BESNAR JOHN MARK Solon Guba ALS Center
5 BONTOG GLEN MARK Peralta Mandaue City Comprehensive National High School
6 BORBA KENLY Flores Sabang National High School
7 BRACAMONTE MARK ROEL Bandolon Tipolo National High School
8 BUTANAS NEILWIN Dagohoy Catmon National High School
9 CAÑAMO NIÑO JOHN Trangia Paknaan National High School
10 CARACAS NORVEN EPHRAIM Codilla
11 DAGOOC JEROME Baguio Paknaan National High School
12 ENRIQUEZ IVAN CLYDE Sasing University of the Visayas-Compostela Cebu
13 GEREBESE CLYDE Rago Pardo National High School
14 HERMOSO FETHIER HILL Calvo
15 IGOT JHON KENT Cangke Paknaan National High School
16 JAYME DAVE Duron Consolacion National High School
17 LERCANA CHRISTOPHER JAMES Burgos
18 MONARES STEVEN JACK Alisoso Cantabaco National High School
19 MONDARES MELVIN Pradas Don Gerardo LI. Ouano MNHS
20 NAVARRO KENT Castillo
21 NGOJO JOMAR Batucan Tugbongan National High School
22 PATERES ENILLE JAMAICO Del Pilar
23 PULVERA KENNITH
24 SEDENTARIO JHOSUA Gonzaga Divino Amore Academy
25 SUMALINOG JOHN MITCHELL Maglangit Mandaue City Comprehensive National High School
For Parents Interview
1 OTTO FRANCIS CYRILLE
2 ROQUE BARY JE Centillas San Francisco National High School
Waitlist (they have to follow-up the status of their application on May 10, 2017).
1 DESPI EMMANUEL Tipon-tipon
2 LETIGIO KHIN Cuevas Montañeza National High School
3 MAHINAY VINCENT Pepito Lilo-an National High School
4 MAYOL RICKY Dacalos Don Osmeña
5 MENDEZ VINCENT Baringuian Busay National High School
6 OCHEA CHRISTIAN DOMINIC Paknaan National High School

Reminders:

Trainees with lacking application requirements have to submit and complete the following:
a. 4 pcs 1×1 ID pictures (blue background)

b. Original & 2 pcs. photocopy of High School Card/TOR

c. 2 pcs photocopy of NSO Birth Certificate

d. Original & 2 pcs. phtocopy of Good Moral Certificate

e. Original & 2 pcs. photocopy of NCAE Result

f. Original & 2 pcs photocopy of Parent’s Latest Income Tax Return or BIR Tax Exemption Certificate

g. 1 long brown envelope

Enrollment with parents – April 8, 2017 @1:30 p.m.

Parents’ Contribution/Pledge : 1 month

Medical Examination fee: P500

Medical Examination (bring your medical examination receipt)

Thursday, May 11, 2017 (10: 00 a.m.- 4:00 pm.)

Applicants have to be in proper attire when reporting to CITE (in pants, shoes with socks, and with STOP ID)

All Shapes and Sizes

PHOTO 2

“If there’s a thing or two that CITE has taught me, that would be loving one’s work and continually seeking improvement,” says 30-year old Lonmars Gorre, a Mechanical Technology graduate.

Lonmars works as a CNC machinist in Vanguard Oil Tools and Services, company in Muscat, Oman that provides oil sector with oil tool design, innovative technologies, and specialized products and services.

“I worked in Tawazun Advance Defense System in 2012, in Die Tech Abu Dhabi in 2011, and German Plastic Technology in 2010,” he recalled being someone who works in fits and starts.

His vast experience and skills in machining ranged from manufacturing sniper rifles, machine parts for aerospace, and mould and dies for aluminum extrusion technology.

“I was able to communicate with different kinds of people and manage my job properly. In my work, focus and discipline are very important. My work experience helped me achieve my full potential.”

But work was just part of Lonmars life. Family still comes first to this sports buff from Danao City.

“Despite my heavy workload, I make sure that I spend time with my wife and son going to mall or just simply having a family chat.”

Lonmars and his wife are expecting another child this year. ♦

Take the First Step!

gradDon’t you think it’s easy to say that CITE’s Industry Technician Program (ITP) is a catch-all program, one size that fits all.

We can’t just get enough to say that this long-running 3-year course has been found as the most effective training modality for students of life coming from different platforms and walk of life who may just want to succeed in their lives and make a head start in their careers.

Whether you are junior high school completer, a graduate of the old high school curriculum, a college undergraduate, a transferee from grade 11, or a product of Alternative Learning System, our ITP just meets your needs! After all, we only want what’s best for you.

ITP specilizes in Electromechanics Technology and Information Technology.

Under Electromechanics Technology, a student may sub-specialize in Machining, Mechatronics, Electronics Products Assembly and Servicing. For Information Technology, a student may take up Computer Systems Servicing.

Our 15-month in-school component is composed of industry-driven theoretical subjects, practical hands-on exercises and portfolio-based projects. Our 15-month in-plant component is just the best part of the training! Students are placed in the companies with corresponding allowance that would augment their training free of worries.

Besides our dynamic curriculum, our program integrates holistic formation to our students with one-on-one mentoring chats, parental involvement, time-tested formative activities, and child-friendly interventions that would make each student feel special.

If you are a Grade 10 completer, our program already integrates subjects based on the curriculum of the Department of Education, and even more for a CITE-flavored experience!

With just one more year for the immersion in the industry, you can have two diplomas–one for senior school and one for completing our trademark program–the Industrial Technician Program.

If you are looking for a school to enroll this June, look no further. Move up with us! Be a technical graduate! Make use of your full potentials and be a better version of yourself. We can help you. Just take the first step!

Admission tests are conducted everyday at CITE. Please look for Hope Gabin.

Pope Francis Receives New Prelate in Audience

32845701370_4a6c337b86_zMARCH 3, 2017 –  the Holy Father received the Prelate of Opus Dei, Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz, in an audience, accompanied by the Vicar General, Monsignor Mariano Fazio.

The Pope greeted them with an affectionate “abrazo,” or hug. In the audience, which lasted about 25 minutes, the Prelate thanked him for his warm telegram on the death of Bishop Javier Echevarría, his prayers for the Elective Congress, and his confirming his election as the new Prelate.

Monsignor Ocáriz made known to him the unanimous union of all the faithful of the Prelature with the Holy Father, and informed him of the pastoral priorities set by the Congress for the upcoming years: the family, youth, and an active concern for the most needy. Pope Francis thanked him for the Prelature’s apostolic efforts throughout the world, especially the spiritual care provided each person, fostering ecumenism in countries with a minority Catholic population, and projects of social integration. He also urged the Prelate to give priority to a specific “periphery: middle class people and the professional and intellectual sectors that are distant from God.

The Holy Father Francis, in giving his blessing to the Prelate and Vicar General, extended it to all the faithful of the Prelature, and asked that they pray for him.

A Bountiful Yield

molejon

The ground breaks into fresh wounds as he starts to plow through the field. Rudy Molejon braves the sweltering heat to prepare his small farm for the next planting season, while his wife Gigi is in the thick of preparing the meals for their visiting grandkids at their modest home.

Three years ago, the Molejon family was among hundreds of households in Bancasan, San Remigio who received the brunt of the fury of Typhoon Yolanda sweeping off their corn produce and left them almost homeless.

With the help of their Iglesia ni Kristo community, their local government and everyone who pooled in resources, they were able to start over again and rebuild their lives.

Their town mayor, Hon. Mariano Martinez, speaks highly of his people who were unfazed by the Yolanda aftermath.

“The people of San Remigio are generally poor and content with their lives, and we are resilient to hardships,” he said.

The Molejon family began their long trek back to rehabilitation. Their son, Arriel, 23, helped them build their new house. Arriel was the third child among five children and the only one who finished a course after high school.

molejon 2
Arriel at the foyer area of SSI

 

“Nalipay kaayo mi nga nakahuman siya ug nakatabang namo ug sa iyang mga igsoon (We were happy that he was able to finish his studies and help his siblings),” says Mrs. Gigi.

Arriel is a graduate of Information Technology in 2013 under a scholarship grant from Aboitiz Foundation. He now works as data processor at SSI Opiniology. Also, he is on his way to start his own family.

“Siya may nagpatukod aning ba-o namong balay (Arriel was responsible for building this new house for us),” his father Rudy proudly says as he motions to a nearly-completed house beside their old home.

Both Rudy and Gigi know the scale of the task ahead. Like a farmer waiting for the next harvest, the couple is optimistic that one day they will be able to rise to the occasion and with Arriel’s help, eventually reap a bountiful yield. ♦

Letter from the Prelate

FOUNDATION DAY (2)First pastoral letter of Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz for the faithful of the prelature of Opus Dei.

My dear children: may Jesus watch over my daughters and sons for me!

You will understand how moved I am in writing you, and calling you my daughters and sons for the first time. Right from the evening of Monday the 23rd, your sisters and brothers in Rome began to call me Father. They did so with a naturalness and spontaneity that surprised and moved me. While it has taken me almost a week to bring myself to call them my daughters and sons, for I feel some confusion, at the same time that I give thanks for their courageous and simple fidelity. We are all sisters and brothers in Jesus Christ, at the same time that I am now Father of the multitude of people in Opus Dei throughout the whole world: an immense number of laity, men and women from the most varied walks of life, and many priests, some incardinated in the prelature, others in a great variety of dioceses where they depend only on their respective bishops, but who also form part of this little family that is closely united in serving the Church.

During these days those words of Saint Paul to the Corinthians have come to mind, which emphasize that God’s call always precedes us, that he doesn’t pay heed to our foolishness and weakness (see 1 Cor 1:27). I give thanks to God for the serenity he has given me and that I can find no explanation for if not for your prayers and closeness. I ask—and you should also ask—our Lady that we all may always be closely united, with the unity that the Holy Spirit, infinite Love, grants us.

The memory of Don Javier, second successor of Saint Josemaría, is constantly with me. It is not a thought about the past; it is part of the history of God’s mercies, which in some way are always alive in the Church. To recall Don Javier is right away to call to mind Saint Josemaría and Blessed Alvaro. It is to recall with deep gratitude a man who gave his life to carry out the Work as the good son of two saints, and who now continues helping us from heaven.

“Every generation of Christians needs to redeem, to sanctify its own time. To do so, it must understand and share the concerns of other men and women—one’s equals—in order to make known to them, with a gift of tongues, how they are to correspond to the action of the Holy Spirit, to the permanent outflow of the riches in Christ’s heart. We Christians are called upon to announce, in our own time, to this world of ours in which we live, the message—old and at the same time new—of the Gospel” (Christ is Passing By, no. 132). My daughters and sons, it is up to us, every day, to incarnate these apostolic yearnings of our Founder, to make a reality of that motto of his: Omnes cum Petro ad Iesum per Mariam.

With all my affection, I bless you,

Your Father

Fernando

Rome, January 31, 2017