Do You Trust Your Teammates?

Most of the time when you bring a group of students to form a team, challenges ensue. But putting a team in place is not just enough. A good team requires strong leadership and decisive team members to face the challenges head on. For the 24 members of CITE Response Team, a teambuilding session on […]

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Panahon Na Naman ng Paglilitis!

The place looked all too familiar. A filthy garbage site in the heart of the city. The smell is too much for a normal person to bear. But to a drove of beggars, this is heavenly. Then out of the blue, an old worn-out man was mercilessly dragged by two hulks throwing him at the […]

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This Program Has Changed My Life!

Annalynn Ombalino-Abenoja is no stranger to hardships. She grew up in a farm in Siquijor barely making ends meet by helping her father plant corn, fruits, and vegetables. At some point, their money gave out. There was no chance for her to get into college until she took up the Production Technology offered at CITE. […]

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This Program Has Changed My Life!

Getting a college education seemed to be far-fetched for Leonell. When a sliver of chance came up to finish a short-term course, it did not only open a door of opportunities for him but a world of endless possibilities as well. At 29, Leonell Henry Lim, is a proud graduate of Industry Skills Training Program […]

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Communication Done Even Better!

It was an enriching experience for 38 student-leaders to meet Engr. Ma. Claudette Mañus on August 12 during the Presentation Skills and Customer Service Training. Engr. Mañus’s wide gamut of business experience in customer service and expertise in personality development helped the students realize their own potentials as communicators and develop their service mentality for those […]

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Teambuilding Leads to Self-Discovery

Only very few can work alone in today’s environment. Most of us largely depend on each other’s capability to get the work done. We enlisted ourselves to become members of teams, community organizations, and student clubs. Together, we come up with ideas, create programs, and promote advocacies we strongly feel about. If combined, our ideas […]

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Touching Lives One Child at a Time

Teaching is a profession. But more than a profession, it is a calling. Imagine the lengthy hours a teacher has to spend in order to prepare a very good lesson or the effort he exerts to hold his students captivated despite the many distractions that surround them. That is why if he teacher takes his […]

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A Chance Encounter

I’m sharing another inspiring story of a fellow CITE alumnus, also a former colleague at NEC Telecom Software Philippines, Inc. His name is Edgar Moncillier, a second batch graduate of Information Technology. He was a Software Test Engineer when he left NEC. He brought with him significant amount of experience to his next employer HRsmart, […]

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View from the Top

Given the nature of his job, Custer Arañas is called “betriebs messtechniker”, a German word for operation metrologist. But Custer can go by other names: a traveler, a brother, and a grantor. Custer began his journey to Europe in 2006 as a tourist upon an invitation by a German friend. When he went back to […]

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Friends for Life

Jeffrey and Rey’s friendship has come a long way. It is not surprising why they can finish each other’s sentences when they talk about the future of software designing over a cup of coffee. Both are pioneering graduates of Information Technology in 2003. Jeffrey, 31, hails from Talamban, Rey, 31, from the outskirts of Mandaue […]

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Designed for Success

Reggie has already drawn up his own bucket list. And he just starts ticking off one wish at a time. Raised in a family of 12 siblings in Ormoc, Leyte, Reggie puts college education at the top of his list. His desire to finish schooling led him to accept a job in a meat shop […]

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Taking Charge

Alex, 38, manages his own businesses, the Watchdog Automation Sales and Services and the PLC Systems Technique, Inc. With his experience in PLC throughout his working career, he is able to design as well as sell his engineering solutions. But Alex came from humble beginnings. From the outskirts of Samboan, 139 kilometers away from the […]

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Creating Technologies. Enriching Lives.

Clad in blue collared polo, Ian Arila patiently waits in line for a cursory body check at the main entrance. As he passes through the production area, he can’t help but notice how the space was well kept to its tip-top shape with everything seems to fit in its right place. Ian Arila is a […]

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Upclose and Personal

As a businessman, he has more latitude and his words carry more weight.  He is the Chairman and CEO of Cebu Landmasters, Inc, Cebu’s premier real estate development company and a successful full-time businessman. But stripped off with these titles, Jose Soberano III or Joe as he is fondly called, simply wants to be recognized […]

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Taking It to the Next Level

While many have believed that our social fabric is torn asunder by rapid technological advancement, a revolution is actually underway to restructure the world economy and system of governance. Because of technologies, boundaries have become more porous allowing a freer flow of people, goods, and services. Take for example the emergence of regional communities such […]

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Tutors Turned Grantors

Whoever says that a teacher needs credentials to be called one has never taught at all. Sometimes it only takes a relentless heart, an inspiring soul, or just a disarming smile to teach the toughest students a lesson or two. Dara Lynn, Ernesto, and Glenn know these and despite the efforts made to build more […]

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The Real McGyver

In the 1980’s, MacGyver was a household name for someone who can fix anything broken, taken eponymously from a TV icon who always finds his way out despite the odds and scarce resources. If he were a real-life hero, he would go simply by the name of Reynaldo Gimena Sr. At 53, Rey is literally […]

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