Budding teacher in Cebu develops award-winning tutorial app

SEEDS OF THE FUTURE. Cris Militante during the Seeds for the Future graduation.

Cris Militante was still in college when he realized how much he wanted to teach. The computer science and information technology student said 3 of his classmates at the University of San Carlos (USC) in Cebu City had asked him to tutor them in programming lessons, which they struggled with. The 3 subsequently passed the…

Cebu student teams dominate Smart innovation contest

CEBU TEAM SWEEPS SWEEP AWARD. The teams from University of San Carlos and University of San Jose-Recoletos with their awards for topping this year’s SWEEP Innovation and Excellence Awards. At left is Mario G. Tamayo, PLDT and Smart Senior Vice President for Network Planning and Engineering. At right is Ramon Isberto, Public Affairs Head of PLDT and Smart. (Photo by @SmartNewsroom)

A system that allows students to set up classes online for special lessons on areas they need help with was picked this year’s winner of the SWEEP (Smart Wireless Engineering Education Program) Innovation and Excellence Awards. The project, called Team ERYL from the University of San Carlos (USC), won the top prize of P300,000 during…

4 teams from Cebu in finals of Smart’s innovation competition

SWEEP Awards finalists undergo a two-day boot camp so they could polish their entries in time for judging.

Four student teams from Cebu are in the running for the country’s biggest technology competition, the SWEEP (Smart Wireless Engineering Education Program) Innovation and Excellence Awards. Three teams from the University of San Carlos and one from the University of San Jose Recoletos are among the 10 student teams from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao that…

Smart makes Fortune magazine’s ‘Change the World’ list

HANDS-ON TRAINING. Smart has been partnering with schools to provide hands-on training to engineering and IT students, helping them get ready for the ‘real world.’

Top international business magazine Fortune included Philippine mobile leader Smart Communications in its list of 50 companies around the world that are creating “important social impact.” Smart placed 36th in Fortune’s second “Change the World” list, joining the ranks of global business giants like GlaxoSmithKline, Nike, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, and Unilever. Smart is the only Philippine…