Categorized as: Recognitions

MCCID Bags Grand Prize in \”IT Global Challenge Korea\”

Ezekiel John Erpelo, freshman MCCID student, brought home Grand Prize in e-Life Category during the ‘IT Global Challenge for Youth with Disabilities’ in Song Do University, Incheon, Korea held from October 30 – November 2,2012. Aside from Erpelo, the 6-man “Make the Right Real Team Philippines” brought home another grand champion in e-Life for Caroll Ann de Belen (Deaf) from Manila High School and a special award in Slogan Making Contests for Joseph Gabriel Vesagas (Independent Learning Center). Erpelo won in Google Search category while De Belen won in MS Word and MS Excel category. \” The 6-man “MAKE THE RIGHT REAL- TEAM PHILIPPINES” led by the National Council on Disability Affairs staff Jennifer Garcia represented the country and bested other bets from 27 countries in this event held last October 29 to November 2, 2012. Ms. Garcia, herself with disability was the Team Coordinator, and was one of the presentors who spoke on “Accessible ICT in the Philippines”.

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PRID honors MCCID Director

MCCID\’s Training Director Jojo Esposa Jr., a PRID alumna, received a plaque of recognition in behalf of MCCID for continuing the programs of PRID by opening up a sign language training center. http://picasaweb.google.com/jojomccid/prid35thanniversary# The award was given during the 35th Anniversary of Philippine Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf which was celebrated last October 13,2013 at PSD Grounds. Sir Jojo took his basic sign language course at PRID in 1992. He continued his training while at the same time establishing Manila Christian Computer Institute for the Deaf. He finished the course in 1995. Sir Jojo received the award together with Sir Jun Celada of Philippine Association of Interpreters for Deaf Empowerment (PAIDE). MCCID offers a one-year Certificate in Sign Language and Interpreting course.

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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 participates in SONA Anew

MCCID again became part of the historic event by participating as one of the sign language interpreters and Deaf consultants during the President Benigno Aquino III\’s third State of the Nation Address (SONA) before the joint congress opening session held at the House of Representatives last July 23, 2012. MCCID Training Director Jojo Esposa interpreted at TV5 together with Ms. Liza Presnillo of Philippine National Association of Sign Language Interpreters (PNASLI). Deaf participants include MCCID Students\’ Moises Libot and Regina Grace Buenaventura with PFD Officer George Lintag. Presnillo is a resident interpreter of TV5. She regularly interprets the news and public affairs programs \”T3\” and \”Aksyon Balita\”. It was Esposa\’s first time to interpret in the said TV station. He previously signed at GMA-7 for the past two years. It has been customary for all Philippine Presidents to address the opening of the joint session of the Senate and the House of Representatives. This time, he spoke in the entire event in Filipino language. He cited his government\’s successes for the past two years in alleviating poverty as well as his plans and priority bills for the next fiscal year. As quoted from Deaf E-News Blog site: \”We hope that…

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Award Recognizing Accessible Websites launched

What better way to announce the new name of the award than to actually give the award itself. Thus, the \”Award Recognizing Accessible Websites\” or simply called ARAW Awards were given to top-level government agencies that complied with the minimum web accessibility recommended standards last July 17 coinciding with the nationwide celebration of 34th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week held at OSCH Auditorium in Quezon City. After the Catholic Mass and announcing of call for nomination of the Mabini Awards, PWAG President and MCCID Training Director Jojo Esposa Jr. gave a brief presentation on the history of web accessibility initiatives of the Philippines as well as how the awarding was conceptualized. He explained that prior to PWAG, it was National Computer Center Team who evaluated the accessibility compliance of websites. Then, they created a recognition scheme and named it as \”Disabled Friendly Website\” awards. The House of Representatives Official website received the first award in 2004 followed by ATRIEV School for the Blind in 2005 and MCCID in 2006. For her part, NCDA Division Chief Nelia De Jesus introduced this year\’s of awardees. She explained that after careful and meticulous evaluation of PWAG web designers and manual validation of…

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MCCID holds 12th Graduation Program

A total of forty seven candidates participated in the 12th Commencement Exercises held for the first time at Luyong Restaurant in Concepcion, Marikina City. Seven from MCCID Tiaong Quezon Campus also joined for the first time. http://picasaweb.google.com/jojomccid/12thCommencementExercises#

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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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MCCID appears in GMA-7\’s \”I Juander\”

The newly-built home of MCCID College of Technology got the first taste of media mileage when it was used as a scene for GMA-7\’s TV Documentary \”I Juander\”. GMA-7\’s GMANews TV 11 news crew was able to visit the school last July 22 to interview MCCID deaf students and their experiences using the Internet. Among those interviewed were MCCID Students Moises Libot and Kathrina Mae Gonzales and Training Director Jojo Esposa Jr. The TV-documentary entitled \”Why are Filipinos addicted to Facebook?\” was aired on Monday, July 27. I Juander was hosted by Cesar Apolinario and Susan Enriquez.

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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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MCCID Trainor Leads Graduation Rites

http://picasaweb.google.com/jojomccid/Bethsaidagraduation# Bethsaida/Bartimaeus Center for Alternative Learning in Tiaong, Quezon held its Graduation and Recognition Program last April 5, 2011 with MCCID\’s Sir Jerome Marzan as special guest and gave his inspirational message. MCCID is a partner of Bartimaeus Center since 2009. A total of five high school graduates attended. Other graduates include elementary students and those from their Community Based Rehabilitation program in far-flung barangays and districts. Sir Jerome emphasizes the importance of studying harder and aiming for success in life even if people cannot hear. He also reminded the deaf that if they put their mind into it, they can get their dreams.

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MCCID Featured in QTV-11

Training Director Jojo Esposa together with Deaf Coordinator Ervin Reyes were invited to advertise MCCID College of Technology to the viewers of \”Full Time Moms\” at QTV Channel 11 last January 31 from 11:30 am-12:30pm. Also included in the interview hosted by Suzie Abrera and Regine Tolentino was Deaf Indie Actor Romalito Mallari together with Ms. Joi Villareal as her sign language interpreter. Here is the YouTube Video Interview:

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MCCID Participates in Congress Hearing

https://picasaweb.google.com/jojomccid/CongressHearing# The entire MCCID student population trooped to the House of Representatives building to attend the House Committee on Social Services last January 24, 2011 to support the two house bills on telecommunication services for the deaf. MCCID was part of the government group which includes the National Computer Center, National Telecommunications Commission and the National Council on Disability Affairs. The two house bills were discussed in the committee hearings. These are House Bill No. 1681 or \”An Act Providing Telecommunications Systems Accessibility to the Hearing-Impaired and Speech-Impaired\” authored by Rep. Rufus Rodriguez and House Bill No. 2955 or \”An Act Providing Hearing-Impaired and Speech-Impaired Persons Access to Telecommunication system\” authored by Rep. Marcelino Teodoro. For his part, MCCID Training Director Jojo Esposa proposed that instead of pushing for this bill, a study must be made to upgrade its content to include the latest technology. He demonstrated to the house the use of 3G technology in video calls. He only requests the congress to require major telecommunication companies to lower the cost of their services. A Technical Working Group was put up in order to study the enhancement of the said two bills.

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Gallaudet lists MCCID among Organizations

Gallaudet University, the first still the only higher education institution in which all programs and services are specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students in the world, listed MCCID College of Technology in their official website http://www.gallaudet.edu/CPSO/Center_for_International_Programs_and_Services_(CIPS)/World_Deaf_Information_Resource_Project/Deaf_Orgs/Local_Orgs/Philippines.html. Danilo Torres, Website Assistant at World Deaf Information Resource Project of Gallaudet University contacted the school to verify the information from its official website. After a series of email exchanges, he recently included MCCID College of Technology in their list under the “Deaf Schools in Philippines” category. MCCID is listed together with MC-Southeast Asian Institute for the Deaf and Bohol Deaf Academy. According to them, their website is an initiative of the Gallaudet University Center for International Programs and Services (CIPS). CIPS created the web site to help people find deaf-related information resources around the world. As a first step in this evolving project, they have gathered contact information for hundreds of organizations and schools in more than 145 countries. Their main goal is to add more countries when they obtain information for them. In the future, they hope to expand the website to include many more types of deaf-related information resources including links to reports on the living situation…

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Meet the MCCID College Deaf Trainors

MCCID College of Technology is very much blessed for having one of the best crop of highly skilled Deaf trainors/faculty this school year. The school always stands by its mission of developing new deaf talents and harnessing their skills in order to produce qualified people who would then share their knowledge to the rest of the Filipino Deaf community. Here are MCCID College Deaf Faculty: SIR ERVIN RUIZ REYES Sir Ervin holds the position of Overall Deaf Coordinator in MCCID. He is also teaching all computer and design subjects. He is also one of the members of the Board of Trustees of MCCID College of Technology. As a veteran in the field of computer education for the deaf, he has been with MCCID since its inception in 1993. He has won numerous awards and recognitions both locally and internationally including the bronze medal in Web Designing during 6th International Skills Competition held in New Delhi, India. He also represented the country in International Deaf Missions Conference in South Korea in 2009. He graduated as \”one of those\” during his high school at Philippine School for the Deaf (PSD) and college at Cap College Foundation finishing Associate in Arts in Information…

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