Vivant Foundation lights up Hilotongan School with off-grid solar power installation

WHEN students of Hilotongan Integrated School (HIS) were ushered into the computer lab after a turnover ceremony on Friday morning, Grade 9-Prudence pupil Barbi Villadolid headed to computer unit 7, opened Microsoft Word, and typed 2 words: Thank you. Villadolid expressed on her computer monitor the gratitude the school and the wider island community felt…

Vivant Foundation pioneers solar power curriculum in Bantayan, donates equipment

Through photos and imagination. That was how Electrical Installation and Maintenance (EIM) students of Bantayan National High School learned some of their lessons, said Grade 12 student Mc Jemart Martinez. Not anymore. The students will soon start working with actual wires, pliers, and other electrical equipment after the Vivant Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm…

Cebu News Digest: Feb. 2, 2015: Rama tells DPWH to speed up S. Osmeña Blvd. work, it’s a ‘disaster area’; Bantayan, Camotes will have own airports: Governor Davide

INSPECTION. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama (seated) after inspecting S. Osmeña Blvd. along with Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella (4th from left) and other Cebu City Officials. (Photo posted taken from Mayor Rama’s Facebook page)

Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama walked 3 kilometers yesterday along with Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella and other City Hall and traffic officials to inspect S. Osmeña Blvd. yesterday. Rama described the road as a “disaster area” and said government response should be similar to that to a crisis. The City will close part of the…

Smart brings mobile financial services to Bantayan Island

Bantayan Island, known for its crystal-clear waters and long stretch of powdery white sand, is considered one of the tropical attractions of the Philippines. It is accessible via a 2-hour land trip from Cebu City, plus a one-hour ferry ride from Hagnaya Port in northern Cebu. The long trips to and from the island, however,…