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College education scholarship uplifts lives of Filipinos; third batch of scholars now in Malaysia’s Berjaya UCH

For Berjaya scholar, Jomer Harvey Santos, being able to go to college has always been a far-fetched dream that he thought will never come into fruition. Little did he know that not only will this dream be realized, but that he will also be given a once in a lifetime chance of studying internationally – an opportunity that not only changed his life, but inspired him to be truly hopeful about the future.
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Posted by on February 18, 2013 in Berjaya Foundation Philippines


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Pinay receives World’s Children’s Honorary Award

Ma. Cecilia Flores-Oebanda (center), President and Director of the Visayan Forum Foundation, Inc. as she receives the World’s Children’s Honorary Award. Together with her is Her Royal Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden and a step-UP graduate and human trafficking survivor during the 2011 World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child in Sweden

Chosen from 30 candidates, Visayan Forum Director and Founder Cecilia Flores-Oebanda was recently named one of the two recipients of the World’s Children’s Honorary Award in the 2011 World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child in Sweden.

“Of all the awards I received, this is the most significant and precious to me because I was voted by children as they see how I have devoted 20 years of my life to fight for children’s rights. It makes me proud to see people recognizing the efforts of the Visayan Forum in helping stop human trafficking in the country,” said Oebanda.
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Posted by on May 19, 2011 in Organizations




3D Philippines Initiative aims to create a 3D virtual world of the Philippines, where communities can create a bedrock of shared information and resources. This collaborative undertaking intends to develop a complete and usable 3D model of the Philippines on Google Earth using Google SketchUp. This will include pertinent metadata to which can be used by various applications that will benefit not only the corporate, government, and educational sectors, but the Philippine society as whole.
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Posted by on December 16, 2009 in Organizations



Another milestone in information technology is about to unfold as COMDDAP launches MAXIMUM EXPOSURE, the COMDDAP EXPO MANILA 2009. Happening on December 3-6 at the SMX Convention Center, MAXIMUM EXPOSURE will be the country’s biggest procurement platform for everything I.T. this year.

COMDDAP, the country’s pioneering I.T. association, has once again introduced a trend-setting I.T. exposition in the country. Organized especially for I.T. professionals, students, technocrat investors, and techie enthusiasts, MAXIMUM EXPOSURE promises an impressive line of activities and presentations.
Featuring the best in tech offerings and the most up-to-date I.T news and updates, it is also in this much-awaited expo that COMDDAP will announce the winners of its newest 3D-modeling competitions – Campus SketchUp and SketchUp Match-Up. Moreover, this selling exhibit has prepared the best bargains –special bundling, slashed rates, big discounts, and many more– for those looking for the perfect but affordable gears and gadgets.

Informative discussions and seminars, offering the latest developments in I.T., will be open to interested participants at the 2009 show. These hour-long sessions will feature the best and hottest I.T. products and services available today. With brand new features and more stimulating demonstrations, expo-goers will greatly benefit from this COMDDAP experience. They’ll also have the chance to take home loads of freebies and cool prizes from the daily raffle. Best of all, admission is free of charge.

I.T. is certainly more interesting at MAXIMUM EXPOSURE, the COMDDAP EXPO MANILA 2009 from December 3-6, 2009 at the SMX Convention Center. Exhibit doors will open from 10:30am until 7:30pm. For reservations, schedules, and other information regarding the seminars, please call the COMDDAP secretariat at 8103814, 8927947, or 7509456. Visit for more details.

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Posted by on October 5, 2009 in Organizations