Kan-anan: Camia Street Cafe

21 Feb IMG_1737

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If you are looking for a good place to have coffee and study in the Capitol area, one of the best options would Camia Street Cafe.  This cafe in Don Jose Avila Street, has been serving good food and coffee for students and professionals who live or work nearby.  Another good thing about this cafe is that they open 24 hours and they also serve excellent rice meals.  The place has a WIFI connection and it is also an excellent place for meeting especially for Medical Representatives.

Author’s Comment:  They are one of the few restaurants in Cebu that serves Ostrich meat and I was able to try it check out my review at : KALAMI CEBU

Cambia Street Cafe Cebu

Camia Street Cafe in Capitol, Site. Serves Coffee, cakes, and meals 24 hours a day. (Photo via: http://kalamicebu.blogspot.com)

Pacquiao-Mayweather May 2, 2015

20 Feb

Finally after years of waiting, the megafight between two of the best boxers of all-time is set to happen on May 2.  Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao has agreed to fight at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas on May 2. The venue was sold out in a matter of 15 minutes from the announcement.

The people finally got the fight they are clamouring for years.  The Pacquiao-Mayweather I is expected to records on pay-per-view revenues.

Here’s what the two boxers say about the upcoming fight:

Mayweather: “I am glad my decision to meet with Manny and discuss making this fight happen helped get the deal done. Giving the fans what they want to see is always my main focus. This will be the biggest event in the history of the sport. Boxing fans and sports fans around the world will witness greatness on May 2. I am the best ever, TBE, and this fight will be another opportunity to showcase my skills and do what I do best, which is win. Manny is going to try to do what 47 before him failed to do, but he won’t be successful. He will be number 48.”

Pacquiao: “I am very happy that Floyd Mayweather and I can give the fans the fight they have wanted for so many years. They have waited long enough and they deserve it. It is an honor to be part of this historic event. I dedicate this fight to all the fans who willed this fight to happen and, as always, to bring glory to the Philippines and my fellow Filipinos around the world.”

2015 World 10-Ball Championships: Only Players left including Cebuano Kiamco

20 Feb

Warren Kiamco is one of the 8 players left vying for 2015 World 10-Ball Title. He is joined by compatriots Johann Chua and Carlo Biado in the Quarterfinals. Kiamco beat Britain’s Darren Appleton in the Round of 32,11-5 and hours later he won against Taipei’s Cheng Yu Hsuan, 11-9.   He will face another Taiwanese in Ko Ping Chung in the quarterfinals.

There 3 Filipinos and Three Taiwanese left with China and Spain having one representative each in the final 8. The top prize in the tournament is $40,000 courtesy of Congressman Manny Pacquiao who is set to fight Floyd Mayweather on May 2.

 

Day 4 Complete Results:

 

Results Final 16
Ko Pin Yi(TPE) 11-5 Irsa Nasution(INA)
Yang Ching Shun(TPE) 11 – 8 Marcus Chamat(SWE)
Warren Kiamco(PHI) 11-9 Cheng Yu Hsuan(TPE)
Ko Ping Chung(TPE) 11 – 10 Ruslan Chinakhov(RUS)
David Alcaide(ESP) 11-7 Mieszko Fortunski(POL)
Johann Chua(PHI) 11-10 Lee Vann Corteza(PHI)
Carlo Biado(PHI) 11 – 7 Radoslaw Babica(POL) 4-3
Liu Haitao(CHN) 11-6 Ricky Yang(IND)

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2015 World 10-Ball Championship: Kiamco advances to Round of 32

19 Feb

Warren Kiamco still on the running for the World 10-Ball title (Photo from: http://billi-walker.jp by Akira Takata)

General Santos City – The knockout stages have started in the 2015 World 10-Ball Championship. Seven Filipinos so far moved closer to the title by winning their Round of 64 matches.  Among the winners is Cebuano cue artist Warren Kiamco who beat Karol Skowerski, 11-8. Other Filipino winners are Jundel Mazon, Baset Mapandi, Ruben Cuna, Johann Chua, Joseph Magpantay, and Raymund Faraon.

Notable Filipino losers in the Round of 64 are top contenders Dennis Orcollo, Django Bustamante, and Cebuano Gaga Gabica.

Day 3 Results:

RESULTS FINAL 64

Jundel Mazon(PHI) 11 – 10 Jeffrey De Luna(PHI)
Irsa Nasution(INA) 11 – 8 Dennis Orcollo(PHI)
Ko Pin Yi(TPE) 11 – 10 Alex Kazakis(GRE)
Ruben Bautista(MEX) 11- 10Michael Turkowski(POL)
Wu Kun Lin(TPE) 11 – 10 Piotr Kudlik(POL)
Marcus Chamat(SWE) 11 – 5 Chang Yu Lung(TPE)
Yang Ching Shun(TPE) 11 – 7 Stuart Pettman(GBR)
Baseth Mapandi(PHI) 11 – 4 Oliver Villafuerte(PHI)
Liu Ri Teng(TPE) 11 – 9 Emil Martinez(PHI)
Cheng Yu Hsuan(TPE) 11 – 4 James Aranaz(PHI)
Warren Kiamco(PHI) 11 – 8 Karol Skowerski(POL)

Darren Appleton(GBR) 11 – 7 Muhammad Bewi(INA)
Ruslan Chinakhov(RUS) 11 – 10 Jason Klatt(CAN)
Ruben Cuna(PHI) 11 – 4 Denis Grabe(EST)
Ko Ping Chung(TPE) 11 – 6  Patrick Gonzales(PHI)
Jonas Magpantay(PHI) 11 – 9 Hsu Jui An(TPE)
David Alcaide(ESP) 11 – 9 Francisco Bustamante(PHI)
Chang Jung Lin(TPE) 11 – 2 Manuel Gama(POR)
Raymund Faraon(PHI) 11 – 5 Ryan Maglassang(PHI)
Mieszko Fortunski(POL) 11 – 9 Marco Teutscher(NED)
Johann Chua(PHI) 11 – 9 Ralf Souquet(GER)
Wang Can(CHN) 11 – 5 Antonio Gabica(PHI)

RESULTS GROUP STAGE MATCHES FROM THE LOSERS SIDE

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2015 World 10-Ball Championship: 3 Cebuanos enter Knockout stages

18 Feb

Thirty-Two players qualified for the money round after Day 2 and 16 of those are from the host country Philippines.  Among the 16 are 3 Cebuano bets who are expected to go deep into the knockout stages. Cebuano rising star Anton Raga had a dominant 9-5 win over Wang Chan of China. Warren Kiamco had an equally impressive win over Jani Seikkinin of Finland. Veteran Antonio Gabica managed to edge Poland’s Karol Skowerski with a thrilling 9-8 victory. Boots Augusto was not as fortunate as his fellow Cebuanos as he got eliminated from the tournament after losing to David Alcaide of Spain.

The winner of the 2015 MP Cup World 10-ball Championship will received $40,000 while the runner-up will take home $20,000.

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February 2015 Physician Licensure Examinations: Performance of Cebu Medical Schools

18 Feb
Cebu Doctors' University

Cebu Doctors’ University (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

First Time Takers Repeaters
School Passers Takers Passing % Passers Takers Passing %
Cebu Doctor’s University 7 7 100.0% 2 2 100.0%
Cebu Institute of Medicine 5 5 100.0% 0 0
Gullas College of Medicine 3 6 50.0% 10 30 33.3%
Southwestern University – College of Medicine 18 18 100.0% 9 14 64.3%
University of the Visayas- Mandaue 0 0 0 1 0.0%
Cebu Total 33 36 91.7% 21 47 44.7%
National passing 376 413 91.0% 218 419 52.0%
Total
School Passers Takers Passing %
Cebu Doctor’s University 9 9 100.00%
Cebu Institute of Medicine 5 5 100.00%
Gullas College of Medicine 13 36 36.11%
Southwestern University – College of Medicine 27 32 84.38%
University of the Visayas- Mandaue 0 1 0.00%
Cebu Total 54 83 65.06%
National passing 594 832 71.39%

The national passing average for the February 2015 Physician Licensure Examinations is 71.39% and 3 Cebu-based Medical schools had passing rates higher than the national average. Cebu Doctor’s University and Cebu Institute of Medicine had a perfect passing rate.  Southwestern University- College of Medicine had a 100% rating for first time takers and an overall rating of 84.38%.  SWU-College of Medicine produced the most number of new physicians among Cebu medical schools with 27 which accounts half of all the newly minted doctors from Cebu schools in this examinations. A Southwestern University- College of Medicine student ranked No.1 overall in the exams.

Gullas College of Medicine and University of the Visayas-Mandaue had low passing rates. The lone taker from UV-Mandaue failed while, Gullas College of Medicine still produced the 2nd most number of new doctors with 13 despite of their dismal 36.11% passing rate.

The top examinees from Cebu are SWU’s Venil Lovely Estella Bolambao (No.1, 88.33), CDU’s Mark Malalay Ando (No.3, 86.83), and CDU’s Rodrigo Go Monleon, Jr. (No. 8, 85.75).

Cebu produced roughly 9 percent of the total passers. Cebu Schools had a better overall passing mark for first time takers with 91.7% compared to the 91.0% national passing average. It was a good performance for Cebu Medical Schools and Cebuislandlive.com congratulates the NEW DOCTORS!

 

 

SWU student tops February 2015 Physician Licensure Exam

18 Feb

Three students from Cebu Medical schools landed in the top 10 of the February 2015 Physician Licensure Examinations.  Venil Lovely Bolambao of Southwestern University- College of Medicine placed first overall with a rating of 88.33. Cebu Doctor’s University’s Mark Ando and Rodrigo Monleon Jr. ranked 3rd and 8th respectively.

Here are top 10 passers of the February 2015 Physician Licensure Exam:

1

VENIL LOVELY ESTELLA BOLAMBAO

SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY-COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

88.33

2

JEAN PAOLO MONTOYA DELFINO

OUR LADY OF FATIMA UNIVERSITY- VALENZUELA

87.00

3

MARK MALALAY ANDO

CEBU DOCTORS’ UNIVERSITY-COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

86.83

4

MARIA ROSALIE GO DE GUZMAN

OUR LADY OF FATIMA UNIVERSITY- VALENZUELA

86.67

5

LYNN DARYL FELICIANO VILLAMATER

EMILIO AGUINALDO COLLEGE-MANILA

86.25

6

AL-RAYYAN ABDULMONAP ANUDDIN

ATENEO DE ZAMBOANGA

86.17

7

ALRICK ANTHONY ROXAS GONZALEZ

UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS

86.00

8

ANGELA PAULINE PATAWARAN CALIMAG-LOYOLA

UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS

85.75

RODRIGO JR GO MONLEON

CEBU DOCTORS’ UNIVERSITY

85.75

EDWARD HARRY MARFIL VALLEJERA

UNIVERSITY OF PERPETUAL HELP SYSTEM-LAGUNA

85.75

9

KEZIA LORRAINE HEYASA ROSARIO

85.50

10

HAROLD JAY SIGGAOAT BAYTEC

FAR EASTERN UNIVERSITY-NICANOR REYES MEDICAL FOUNDATION

85.42

 

2015 World 10-ball Championship: Cebuanos off to a good start

17 Feb

2015 World 10-Ball Championships (http://wpapool.com)

General Santos City – The  2015 MP Cup World 10-ball championship is underway in SM City General Santos. The event is hosted by Congressman Manny Pacquiao.  Several Cebuano artists won their first day matches led by veterans Warren Kiamco and Antonio”Gaga” Gabica.

Antionio Gabica led the charge for the Cebuanos by beating China’s Lui Haitao, 9-3 in their Group 4 match.  Kiamco meanwhile, survived a hill-hill battle against fellow Filipino Raymart Comomt as he emerged victorious in Group 10.  Cebuano rising star Anton Raga won over fellow Filipino campaigner David Renemar, 9-4 in his opening match in Group 2.  Cebuano qualifier Boots Augusto was not as lucky as he fell 7-9 to Petri Makkonen of Finland.

 

Here are the complete results of Day 1:

Group 1
Chang, Yu Lung(TPE) 9 – 6 David Alcaide David(ESP)
Petri Makkonen(FIN) 9 – 7 Augusto Boots(PHI)
Pahdahsung Shognosh(CAN) 9 – 8 Cristian Gariando (PHI)
Piotr Kudlik (POL) 9 – 8 Aloysius Yapp(SIN)

Group 2
Raymund Faraon(PHI) 9 – 4 Kamal Chawla(IND)
Liu Chien Chieh(TPE) 9 – 2 Ibrahim Amir(MAS) vs.
Anton Raga(PHI) 9 – 3 David Renemar(PHI)
Wang Can(CHN) 9 – 8 Antonio Lining(PHI)

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CSCR Accidents: Dutch National Killed in another road accident at SRP

17 Feb
The Cebu South Road Properties (SRP)

The Cebu South Road Properties (SRP) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Despite Cebu City Goverment’s directive to lower the speed limit of the Cebu South Coastal Road (CSCR) at the South Road Properties (SRP), another road accident happened in the area claiming the life of a Dutch national. 55 year old Harald Heinz Walter was dead on arrival at the Cebu City Medical Center after being ran over by a mixer truck.

The fatality was driving a motorcycle when he bumped into a mixer truck owned by Geo Transport. The truck was driven by Roger Visitacion who was immediately detained after the incident. He will be charged with reckless imprudence resulting in homicide.

Burger King F. Cabahug is now open!!!

12 Feb

Burger King opens its first drive through branch in Cebu at F. Cabahug Street,  Barangay Kasambagan, Cebu City.  This branch will be a 24 hour branch and it will just be close to schools like St. Benedict, and CIE.  It is also just a walking distance from the Sykes Building.  The new Burger King branch will try to compete with the Jollibee branch that has been the only fast-food restaurant in the area for many years.

Burger King Cebu Drive through

Drive Through and enjoy your Whopper

Cebuano can now enjoy the famous Whoppers of Burger King 24 Hours a day. For more pictures, check out KALAMI CEBU

Burger King's 4-Cheese Whopper

4- Cheese Whopper

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