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Scholarship Exam on March 29, 2016

Attention all deaf who already graduated and wish to continue their studies! MCCID College again offers its scholarship grant or School Year 2016-2017. Avail of up to 100% discount on basic tuition fee. Exam date will be on March 29, Tuesday starting at 9 in the morning. Examination is free.    

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MCCID offers scholarship grant this 2nd sem

Good news! A group of employees from the biggest universal bank in the Philippines is willing to sponsor a group of deaf individuals to enroll this second semester. They requested MCCID not to reveal the name of their group nor the company they work for. The group will support the full scholarship grant of deaf students for the whole three year duration of the course. The prospective applicants must comply with the following requirements: Must be a deaf high school graduate Must enroll this second semester – school year 2012-2013 Must be a NEW student, old students or students who resigned are not allowed Must pass the qualifying examination scheduled on October 30 Students can choose to enroll in either of the two diploma courses offered by MCCID Scholarship examination on October 30 will be held at MCCID College in San Mateo, Rizal. The grant is only applicable this second semester. For more details please call +632468-8079 or cell phone number +639204656138. MCCID College is one of the top schools offering post-secondary programs for the deaf. It is the only school which offers sign language program that is authorized by the Philippine government. It is arguably the best computer school…

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DFA Honors MCCID Alumnus

The Department of Foreign Affairs gave the \”Outstanding Employee Award for 2012\” to MCCID College Alumnus Nonito R. Visagar Jr. recognizing his loyalty, dedication, commitment and exemplary performance of duties thereby inspiring his colleagues to strive for excellence. The award was given during the agency\’s celebration of the death anniversary of Philippine Hero Apolinario Mabini last July 27 at Pasay City. Visagar was one of the seventy-four (74) individuals who have rendered very satisfactory service in their office for at least two years and have displayed the right attitude towards work. Although Nonito was quiet and unassuming among his batchmates, he did excel in sports and academics. After he graduated among top of his class, he continued his training at Nova Foundation for the Differently Abled Persons. During the training, he again showed his diligence and skills. That’s why the foundation selected him together with five other MCCID alumni to undergo trial work at the Department of Foreign Affairs. After passing the Civil Service Examination, they became regular government employees. But Nonito did not remain contented. He again exhibited above average work attitude and enthusiasm serving clients, mostly hearing people, in the passport division. In 2011, he received his first…

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MCCID now Monde Nissin\’s Academic Partner

MCCID College of Technology is now the official academic and training partner of Monde Nissin Corporation, the Philippine\’s largest noodle and biscuit company. In a special Christmas Thanksgiving Party for institutional partners held last December 14, MCCID College was introduced together with other well-known universities in the country. Monde Nissin hosts informed the rest of the participants about the successful program they conducted in partnership with MCCID like sign language training and the hiring of deaf graduates in their production units. MCCID is the only institutional partner which caters to Persons With Disabilities. Also in this event, Monde Nissin launched its \”Shaping a Heart to Serve: Thanksgiving and Learning Session\” program. Well-known Christian Pastor and motivator LA Mumar gave an encouraging lecture on the importance of using your God-given talent to serve other people. Under the program, Monde Nissin will conduct whole-day Work Behavioral program to partner schools. MCCID plans to avail of this service this school year. Monde Nissin also disclosed that after upgrading three MCCID deaf into regular positions in 2011, they will again hire 2nd batch of deaf workers this 2012.

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Sign language interpreters group formed

A General Assembly of both hearing and deaf sign language interpreters was successfully held last Saturday, May 21 at CAP Development Center in Makati City and attended by more than 100 interpreters and supporters. This momentous activity was brought about by the inclusion of World Association of Sign Language Interpreters Asia Forum (WASLI) during the Asia Pacific Conference of World Federation of the Deaf held in the Tagaytay City, Philippines last November 2010 which was sponsored by Philippine Federation of the Deaf. During the forum, a group of Filipino sign language interpreter attendees brainstormed and decided to form a national sign language interpreters association in order to address the concerns raised. After that, a general get-together discussion was held at the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) on January 24 to introduce the idea of forming a said group. Elections were held to comprise the first members of the Board of Trustees. The winning candidates were: Board Members from NCR: Alfredo D. Celada Jr., May G. Andrada, Febe S. Sevilla, Marie Therese Bustos, Joy L. Cristal, Maria Veronica T. Perez, Natividad P. Natividad and Remberto I. Esposa Jr. Board Members from Outside NCR: Arturo V. Abrena Jr. (Baguio), Annabelle S….

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We are finally in our new and bigger home

http://picasaweb.google.com/jojomccid/NewMCCIDBuilding# After existing for nearly eighteen years, MCCID has finally found its new and permanent home. In a Special Dedication Service held last March 29, exactly one year after the first building materials were delivered and laid the foundation, MCCID President Remberto C. Esposa praised God for the abundant blessings He has given to the school. He also thanked and congratulated the workers, administration, faculty, staff and students for supporting and praying for the construction of the new school building. \”For the past eighteen years, we have been dreaming of having our own home. We have been renting our place from Sta. Mesa in Manila to Cubao in Quezon City. We are always at the mercy of building owners. But now, God has answered our prayers by giving us our Israel.\”, Sir Esposa exclaimed. Seated on a 6,000 square meter property in San Mateo in Rizal Province, an 800 square meter school building was carved out of nearly 10 meters below the mountain. The school site is along the Silangan Barangay Road near the boundary of San Mateo and Marikina City. The place is a one hour straight jeep ride from Cubao, Quezon City. \”With frugal financial spending and assistance…

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MCCID Supports Discrimination Case against BI Official

MCCID will completely support the case against the Bureau of Immigration Officer Raul Medina should the family of Deaf Franklin Corpuz decides for file a discrimination case. This developed as MCCID Training Director Jojo Esposa volunteered to interpret for Franklin when he was interviewed exclusively by ABS-CBN from October 4 to 6 aired at TV Patrol World and Bandila. He also accompanied Frank together with his wife Philippine Federation of the Deaf President Racquel Estiller-Corpuz and Support and Empowerment for Abused Deaf Children Coordinator Mrs. Liwanag Caldito when he was again subjected to immigration screening before he was finally allowed to board the plane on October 6 enroute to Qatar for a business training. Here is the video of Bandila News with English sub-title shown in October 4. Franklin Corpuz was a former MCCID student, batch 2. He currently works in a bakeshop and hotel in Baguio City. He is expected to return to the country on October 27. Read Sir Jojo\’s blog post about his first hand account on the incident. You may also view the video explanation in sign language of Frank\’s wife, also with English subtitle.

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Election Awareness Campaign Launched

Because of a very low number of deaf people who took part in the recent presidential elections based on informal survey, MCCID College decided to launch its \”Election Awareness Campaign\” program last July 31 at MCCID Lecture Hall. More than 50 second and third year deaf students attended the mini-lecture activity. This program will continue up to October 31, in time for the National Barangay Election, which will be held this October 25. MCCID Administration together with MCCID Student Organization agreed to provide assistance and additional incentives to students who will be registering in their respective City or Municipal Election Offices. Among the perks of newly registrants include additional grades in their midterm for English, Deaf Culture, Current Issues on Disabilities and Values Education Subjects. They will also be excused from their subjects should they register on a school day. MCCID Training Director Jojo Esposa enumerated the many problems deaf people are encountering in the country like unemployment, inability to receive government services, closed captioning and sign language interpreting services and ignoring the 20% discounts on medicine and other vital services. He explained that by registering their vote, the government will become aware of the existence of the deaf community….

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Philippine President\’s SONA in Sign Language

The first historical State of the Nation Address (SONA) delivered by President Benigno Aquino III also had another first, that of an inset sign language interpretation. This is the first of its kind since SONA has ever been televised. It gives the Deaf people the right to participate in nation building, access to communication, access to be equal to people without disabilities. Educators and veteran interpreters from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB), MCCID College of Technology, Philippine Deaf Resource Center, and the Philippine School for the Deaf together with Deaf leaders of the Philippine Federation for the Deaf (PFD) worked together to make the first inset-interpreting of the SONA possible. GMA-7 staff and crew provided inset FSL interpreting through live streaming in gmanews.tv with Jojo Esposa and Nicky Templo-Perez as interpreters, Myra Medrana as Deaf representative and Giselle Montero as team leader. This was much appreciated by the Deaf Filipino community abroad. Here is the Behind the Scenes Video of Sign Language Interpretation of SONA courtesy of Ms. Pia Faustino of gmanews.tv: For the Deaf community, this is a dream come true, and the realization not only came through one but through three communication channels. There is no…

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MCCID Pampanga Campus Launched

http://picasaweb.google.com/jojomccid/MCCIDPampangaBlessing Liliane Foundation Philippines (LFP), in partnership with MCCID College of Technology together with Inocencio Magtoto Memorial Foundation, Inc. officially launched a computer project for the deaf in City of San Fernando, Pampanga last July 19. Dubbed, \”Computer Trainers Education for the Deaf (CTED)\”, this special project aims to train deaf high school graduates from nearby provinces with the latest in computer application softwares and programs. After they complete the three-year program, they are required to impart their skill to other deaf youth from other Liliane who would also want to learn computers. IMMFI President Dr. Vito B. Roa gave his welcome speech congratulating all those who worked hard in making this project a reality. For her part, LFP National Coordinator Sis. Agnetia Naval introduced CTED as one of the projects being undertaken by the foundation nationwide. She also hoped that this activity will be replicated in other partner organizations already numbering more than 140 in the Philippines. Ma\’am Antonita Gomez, LFP Regional Mediator gave a brief history on how this project was able to realized through brainstorming sessions which started in 2008. Sir Jojo Esposa justified the computer program for the deaf by enumerating possible job opportunities and companies…

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Filipino Sign Language Font Now Available for Download

The first and only Filipino Sign Language Font is now available for FREE and is ready for download. Called MCCID FSL FONT, this type belongs the the Dingbat fonts. A dingbat is a term used in the computer industry to describe fonts that have symbols and shapes in the positions designated for alphabetical or numeric characters. The MCCID FSL Font has all the equivalent alphabets and numeric characters that are used in finger spelling and hand sign. The hands used are similar to those with white gloves so special markings like fingernails and hand lines don\’t appear. The characters are comic like to make the letters more clear and easier to copy. MCCID FSL Font is different from other sign language fonts because it presents the uniquely Filipino signs of the letters \”E\” and \”G\”. Aside from that, it also has equivalent hand signs for 29 special keyboard characters including the ampersand (&), dollar ($), per cent (%), etc. A total of 65 characters are represented in signs. MCCID FSL Font was launched during the Awarding Ceremony last April 8. Sir Jojo Esposa demonstrated how this font can be installed and used in the computer. A font design contest among…

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Call for Building Fund Support

Praise God! Our prayers have been answered! MCCID College of Technology is now graciously blessed for having acquired a 6,000 square meter (more than 1/2 hectare) of prime property in the cool, rolling hills of Municipality of San Mateo, Province of Rizal. It is situated along the Bgy. Silangan National Road. in Barangay Silangan. The lush property is near the boundary of Marikina City and San Mateo. It is 13 kms. away from Cubao, Quezon City and 2 kms. away from Marikina City Hall. There is a direct jeepney route from Cubao Terminal to the place via Marikina City. The property is nearly 300 meters above sea level overlooking the Marikina Valley so flooding will not be a problem. Landslides rarely occur because of the land\’s very low angle of inclination. The multi-million peso real estate was brought by MCCID College out of its savings from the school\’s operation as well as generous donations coming from the MCCID family, relatives, friends and non-government foundations. As of October 2009, major improvements that have been completed are: The entire property already has a 10-ft high concrete-wall perimeter fence including 2 ft. of barbed wires on top; The street facade is secured with…

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