C & E joins 21st Philippine Academic Book Fair

C & E joins 21st Philippine Academic Book Fair

C & E Publishing, Inc. exhibited its latest selection of titles for basic education, higher education, and professional and trade during the 21st Philippine Academic Book Fair held at the Bahay ng Alumni at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City from March 1 to 3, 2017. C & E has been participating in the book fair in the last 17 years.

The Philippine Academic Book Fair is an annual event organized by the Academic Booksellers Association of the Philippines (ABAP) and Primetrade Asia, Inc. With the theme “Enhancing Academic Essentials through Print and Technology,” the 21st Philippine Academic Book Fair showcased the newest textbooks, reference books, journals, e-books, and other multimedia learning materials from local and foreign publishers and distributors. It also hosted seminars and forums for librarians, teachers, and researchers.

Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan, chairperson of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), led the ribbon-cutting ceremony together with UP Diliman vice president for public affairs Dr. Jose Dalisay Jr., ABAP president Anna Jhorie Arciga, ABAP auditor Bing de Jesus, and ABAP treasurer Dina Berioso.

Miriam College holds rerun of graduate certificate course on e-learning

Miriam College holds rerun of graduate certificate course on e-learning

Miriam College, in partnership with C & E Publishing, Inc., held ExCel Plus at the Henry Sy Sr. Innovation Center at Miriam College in Quezon City from February 27 to March 1, 2017. ExCel Plus is a rerun of the Executive Course on E-learning for Leaders (ExCel), a three-day academic credit-earning graduate certificate program for school leaders first held in October 2016.

ExCel Plus provided more than 60 administrators and owners of basic education institutions nationwide with expert input and workshop sessions on the principles and practices vital to leading schools towards technology integration. The program looked into three strands of learning, namely innovisions, which focused on scenario planning, an alternative strategic planning for integrating technology in Philippine schools; risks involved in developing e-learning; and characterizing e-learning innovators through decisions and drivers.

The certificate course is equivalent to three academic units and part of Miriam College’s Master in Education major in e-learning. It is a graduate program for a 43-unit non-thesis diploma course which can be completed in two academic years. Course participants who will enroll in the graduate program in August 2017 will be exempted from taking the major subject “Learning and Teaching with Mobile Technology.”

Dr. Edizon Fermin, director for innovation development and high school principal of Miriam College, and Marion Jude Gorospe, library and media center supervisor of Miriam College and former president of the Philippine Association of School Libraries, Inc. (PAARL), led the institution’s team of course facilitators which included innovation program coordinator Sophia Soledad de Guzman, e-learning specialist Justin Josef Villano, Department of Natural and Engineering Sciences chairperson Resty Collado, Miriam College High School assistant principal for academic affairs Reina Rama, science and technology supervisor Rosemarie Punsalan, and mathematics faculty Celeste Joy Matias. E-learning specialists from KITE E-Learning Solutions, Inc., C & E Publishing’s educational solutions division, also assisted the participants during the workshop sessions.

In her opening remarks, Ms. Candida Gomez, president and chief executive officer of C & E Publishing, emphasized the benefit of the professional development program for both learners and educators:

In this era of rapid technological changes in education, I believe that everybody in the education sector, most especially school administrators and policymakers, must be equipped with the necessary tools, programs, and interventions to effectively facilitate the integration of technology in the classroom.

Dr. Rosario Lapuz, president of Miriam College, also shared her optimism in collaborating with each of the participating schools:

I think that our partnership [with your institution] is going to work well. It’s going to be a merging of two entities that are really committed to the same things: education, 21st century learning, and empowerment of teachers.

In April 2016, the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) granted Miriam College an autonomous status effective until May 31, 2019, while its College of Education was designated as a Center of Excellence for Teacher Education. Miriam College is the only higher education institution in the Philippines that offers a major course in e-learning as part of its graduate program in education. More than 400 teachers and 1,800 students have undergone its e-learning program since 2011.

OMB lauds C & E’s anti-piracy efforts

OMB lauds C & E’s anti-piracy efforts

In the photo during the awarding are (from left) Optical Media Board (OMB) Registration and Licensing Division chief Elizabeth Red, OMB executive director Atty. Victor Luis  Q. Padilla II, C & E Publishing shipment officer-team leader Abigail Pastor, C & E Foundation executive director Anna Marie de Castro, and OMB chair and CEO Atty. Anselmo Adriano.
In the photo during the awarding are (from left) Optical Media Board (OMB) Registration
and Licensing Division chief Elizabeth Red, OMB executive director Atty. Victor Luis
Q. Padilla II, C & E Publishing shipment officer-team leader Abigail Pastor, C & E Foundation executive director Anna Marie de Castro, and OMB chair and CEO Atty. Anselmo Adriano.

C & E Publishing, Inc. has proven to be an advocate of intellectual property rights after being awarded by the Optical Media Board (OMB) a certificate of recognition for its compliance and continual campaign against the piracy of books, e-books, and other learning materials. The awarding ceremony was held during OMB’s 13th anniversary celebration last February 15 at B Hotel in Quezon City.

Signed by OMB chair and chief executive officer Atty. Anselmo Adriano, the commendation honors C & E for “its continuing support and unwavering dedication in the promotion and enforcement of intellectual property rights.” Abigail Pastor, shipment officer-team leader of C & E Publishing, Inc., and Anna Marie de Castro, executive director of C & E Foundation, Inc., accepted the award.

To protect the interests and needs of its authors, partner publishers, and customers, C & E has been actively involved in raising awareness about piracy and discouraging the illegal photocopying, manufacturing, and selling of local and foreign books in printed and digital formats through campus talks, online campaigns, and creative booth displays and fun games during book fairs. C & E is one of the two bookshops recognized by the OMB this year. Other award recipients are companies from the music, film, and retail industries.

Operating under the Office of the President, the OMB was created through Republic Act No. 9239, also known as the Optical Media Act of 2003, to ensure the protection and promotion of intellectual property rights by regulating the manufacture, mastering, replication, importation, and exportation of all forms of optical media. It confiscates illegally obtained and sold audio and video CDs and other pirated content, among other functions.

As part of its anniversary celebration, OMB also presented its annual highlights and introduced actor Piolo Pascual as its ambassador.

CEFI reaches out to Payatas kids through football clinic

CEFI reaches out to Payatas kids through football clinic

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C & E Foundation, Inc. (CEFI), in partnership with Fairplay for All Foundation (FFA), shared a fun-filled day with the Payatas Football Club (FC) last January 21 at the Payatas Sports Center in Quezon City. Payatas FC is FFA’s football team for the children of Payatas.

Volunteer employees of the C & E Group of Companies joined the Payatas FC in a friendly football game after their training facilitated by FFA’s executive director Roy Moore and members Zargy Zarraga, Christelle Reganion, Jose Paolo Dela Cruz, and Dhong Paclibar. In the afternoon, the volunteers were treated to a lunch buffet prepared by Joan Otagan and Vicky Velazquez of the Fairplay Cafe. CEFI also distributed packs of local delicacies and gift bags to the children.

The community day project is part of CEFI’s annual C & E Christmas Outreach Campaign which aims to bring the spirit of the holiday season to underprivileged children through exciting educational activities and book donations to their community libraries.

FFA is a non-religious, non-political, non-profit group working in the community of Payatas, one of the largest and poorest slums in the Philippines and home to the country’s largest dumpsite and to half a million Filipinos.

For support or donations, CEFI can be contacted at telephone no. (632) 929 5088 local 165 or email info@cefoundation.asia.

Educators discuss industry trends, teaching strategies in national business ed seminar

Educators discuss industry trends, teaching strategies in national business ed seminar

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More than 60 business educators from universities, colleges, and secondary schools nationwide convened at the University Conference Center of Far Eastern University (FEU) in Manila on January 18, 2017 for C & E Publishing Inc.’s Congress and Exhibition for Business Educators, a professional development seminar with the theme “Empowering 21st Century Business Learners.”

Organized in partnership with FEU as part of C & E Publishing’s advocacy of promoting 21st century skills and lifelong learning through professional training, the activity featured lectures and hands-on workshops to update the participants on emerging business industry trends and innovative strategies in teaching present-day business students.

Invited resource speakers included Crisanto Frianeza, Dr. Greg T. Pawilen, Kian Kazemi, Matec Villanueva, Jesse Francis Rebustillo, and Dr. Melva Diamante.

Frianeza, a private-sector observer in the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) Trust Fund Committee and the secretary-general of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, examined the impact of business industry trends on business education.

Pawilen, a curriculum development specialist and technical consultant at the Department of Education, tackled educational directions and the emergence of alternative philosophies of learning for business students.

Kazemi, actor, host, and owner of the thriving restaurant chain Persia Grill, expounded his views on micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and innovative entrepreneurship. He presented as well effective strategies in teaching entrepreneurship.

Villanueva, former CEO of Publicis Manila, one of the country’s top advertising agencies, and chairperson of the Association of Accredited Advertising Agencies of the Philippines, shared her expertise in crafting and delivering engaging digital and mobile marketing techniques.

Rebustillo, AVP for Industrial Relations of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Inc. and president of the People Management Association of the Philippines, reviewed and proposed changes in standard hiring practices, managing styles, and employee rewards, training, and retention to successfully manage a multi-generational workforce.

Diamante, current president of Southville International School and erstwhile human resource management expert and educator in New York City, discussed non-conventional set-ups in teaching human resource management.

FEU, C & E’s event partner, was recognized as a Center of Development in Business Administration for its trailblazing work in various areas of business administration by the Commission on Higher Education in May 2016.

Eclaro Academy ties up with C & E Publishing to advance e-learning program

Eclaro Academy ties up with C & E Publishing to advance e-learning program

In the photo during the memorandum of agreement signing are (from left) Eclaro Academy principal Allan Susarno, Eclaro Academy chief operating officer Dr. Patrick Alain Azanza, C & E Publishing, Inc. chief operating officer John Emyl Eugenio, and KITE E-Learning Solutions, Inc. general manager Wilmer Zuñiga.
In the photo during the memorandum of agreement signing are (from left) Eclaro Academy principal Allan Susarno, Eclaro Academy chief operating officer Dr. Patrick Alain Azanza, C & E Publishing, Inc. chief operating officer John Emyl Eugenio, and KITE E-Learning Solutions, Inc. general manager Wilmer Zuñiga.

Eclaro Academy, a private school in Old Balara, Quezon City, signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with C & E Publishing, Inc. to advance its K to 12 e-learning program through C & E’s learning content management system. The signing was held last December 15 at Dolcelatte in South Triangle, Quezon City.

The MOA detailed the two institutions’ shared goal of promoting the efficacy of digital learning solutions through KITE Academy. A product of KITE E-Learning Solutions, Inc., C & E’s digital resource development and management affiliate, KITE Academy is a smart learning solutions system for electronic and digital platforms, comprised of teaching and learning tools and resources specifically designed to create and distribute K to 12 curriculum-aligned interactive lessons and monitor classroom activities.

“[T]he school believes that in order for us to cater to the needs of modern-day learners, the millennials, we have to infuse technologies in the classroom, i.e. movie clips, interactive activities, (photo and video) uploads, and ads to make each session more interesting than a learning set-up using traditional teaching styles and to keep the students attentive during class,” said Allan Susarno, principal of Eclaro Academy.

C & E Publishing, Inc. chief operating officer John Emyl Eugenio, KITE E-Learning Solutions, Inc. general manager Wilmer Zuñiga, Eclaro Academy chief operating officer Dr. Patrick Alain Azanza, and Susarno signed the MOA.

Eclaro Academy is a non-traditional, technology-oriented academic institution that adheres to student-centered pedagogical approach. The school believes in the philosophy of progressive education which emphasizes exploration, creativity, construction of knowledge, and authentic teaching-learning experience. This enables every Eclaro student to develop life’s skills and a well-rounded personality.

C & E Foundation teams up with BDO Foundation, Kusog Tacloban to aid Yolanda-hit students

C & E Foundation teams up with BDO Foundation, Kusog Tacloban to aid Yolanda-hit students

In the photo during the memorandum of agreement signing are (from left) BDO Foundation program director Rosemarie Espinosa, BDO Foundation trustees Lucy Co Dy and Jerome Guevarra, Kusog Tacloban president Teresa Custodio, C & E Publishing, Inc. chief operating officer John Emyl Eugenio, and C & E Foundation, Inc. executive director Anna Marie de Castro.
In the photo during the memorandum of agreement signing are (from left) BDO Foundation program director Rosemarie Espinosa, BDO Foundation trustees Lucy Co Dy and Jerome Guevarra, Kusog Tacloban president Teresa Custodio, C & E Publishing, Inc. chief operating officer John Emyl Eugenio, and C & E Foundation, Inc. executive director Anna Marie de Castro.

C & E Foundation, Inc., (CEFI) the philanthropic arm of the C & E Group of Companies, signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with BDO Foundation (BDOF) and Kusog Tacloban at the BDO Corporate Center in Makati City last November 29 to provide teachers with learning kits for kindergarten and Grade 1 pupils in areas most affected by Supertyphoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) in 2013.

C & E Publishing, Inc. chief operating officer John Emyl Eugenio, CEFI executive director Anna Marie de Castro, Kusog Tacloban president Teresa Custodio, and BDOF trustees Lucy Co Dy and Jerome Guevarra signed the MOA entrusting to BDOF the distribution of more than 500 learning kits for elementary schools in Samar and Leyte through BDO’s branches in the region.

Exclusively prepared by CEFI and initially distributed by Kusog Tacloban in October 2015 through its project “Andam Pag-aram” (a local term that means “prepared to learn”), the kit equips teachers with appropriate educational materials including phonetic readers, interactive charts, songs, vowel cards, and storybooks designed to aid young learners in mastering alphabetic principles, phonemic awareness, letter-sound correspondence, short vowel sounds, and blending.

Kusog Tacloban is a registered non-profit organization that provides sustainable and integrated community interventions in Leyte and Samar in the aftermath of Supertyphoon Yolanda. “Kusog” in Waray means “strength.”

BDOF, the corporate social responsibility arm of BDO Unibank, Inc., pursues a disaster response advocacy and conducts relief operations in areas devastated by natural and human-induced calamities. In 2015, the foundation constructed school buildings as part of its rehabilitation program.

C & E Bookshop Christmas Promo

C & E Bookshop Christmas Promo

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Promo Mechanics:

  1. In celebration of the Christmas season, all customers who will buy one featured novel at any C & E Bookshop branch will have the option to get another one for free or to donate the free book to children in need from Bukluran ng Care for Carers’ partner organizations, Extreme Response Manila Children’s Home and Unbound Manila.
  2. The customer may choose two (2) copies of the same title or two (2) different titles. Pay whichever is higher.
  3. The promo is valid for all cash and credit card transactions.
  4. The promo is not valid with other discounts and library or bulk purchases.
  5. Senior citizens and other persons entitled to any government-mandated discounts may avail of the promotional discount or the government-mandated discount, whichever is higher.
  6. The promo is valid for walk-in transactions only. Online transactions will not be honored.
  7. Customers are entitled to either an exchange or refund only upon detection of damage on the book(s) upon purchase. Requests for a return or exchange due to mishandling or if the customer changes their mind will not be honored.
  8. Present any government-issued or company ID to avail of the special offer.
  9. Promo runs from November 14, 2016 to January 14, 2017 only.

For more information, call tel. no. (632) 929 5088 or email C & E at customerservice@cebookshop.com.

Get the Celebrate & Enjoy Learning Lifestyle Card today!

Get the Celebrate & Enjoy Learning Lifestyle Card today!

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

MEMBERSHIP

  • Get the Celebrate & Enjoy (C & E) Learning Lifestyle Card when you purchase at least Php 1,000 at any C & E Bookshop branch near you. Fill out the application form, submit to the staff of C & E Bookshop, and get your
    C & E Learning Lifestyle Card.
  • Members are entitled to 17% discount on medical textbooks. The discount is not applicable on medical textbooks already on sale. Discount is valid from November 30, 2016 to November 30, 2017.
  • Membership for the C & E Learning Lifestyle Card is for individuals only. No institutions, corporations, employees of C & E Publishing, Inc., and its affiliates, or other legal entities are eligible to join as members.
  • Members of the C & E Learning Lifestyle Card will automatically receive news and promotional offers from
    C & E Publishing, Inc. through email and SMS. However, they may unsubscribe from the mailing list should they wish not to receive offers and updates.

EARNING OF IDEAS

  • Purchases of any medical, nursing, and allied health titles earn one (1) Idea for every Php 1,000 spent, net of discounts, at any C & E Bookshop branch. Earn one stamp for each Idea.
  • Present your C & E Learning Lifestyle Card to the cashier upon payment. No C & E Learning Lifestyle Card, no Ideas.
  • Ideas are non-transferable. Members can only get Ideas for their own purchases.
  • Valid for all cash and credit card transactions.
  • The following purchases are not valid to earn Ideas: (1) online transactions, (2) transactions by book dealers,
    (3) BOS, and (4) library purchases.
  • Members must present the C & E Learning Lifestyle Card upon purchase to earn Ideas. No card, no Idea.

REDEMPTION OF REWARDS

  • A member must earn the required number of Ideas to qualify for the redemption of rewards. A combination of two or more C & E Learning Lifestyle Cards is not allowed.
  • To redeem any of the rewards, members shall submit the C & E Learning Lifestyle Card at any C & E Bookshop branch.
  • Tampering of Ideas to obtain the required number of Ideas will render the cards null and void.
  • The C & E Learning Lifestyle Card starts on November 30, 2016. Ideas may be earned from November 30, 2016 to November 30, 2017. Redemption of the rewards starts on November 30, 2016 up to January 30, 2018.
  • For lost C & E Learning Lifestyle Card, member shall present a valid ID and fill out a replacement form at any
    C & E Bookshop branch. All Ideas will be forfeited.
  • The C & E Learning Lifestyle Card is not valid in Naga, Bacolod, Tacloban, and Mindanao.
  • C & E Publishing, Inc. reserves the right to modify, restrict, or cancel the Ideas conversion or any aspect of the program at any time without notice.

REWARDS MATRIX

Required Number of Ideas Rewards

5

Choice of:

  1. Php 300.00 Gift Certificate from Starbucks
  2. Php 300.00 Gift Voucher from Lazada
  3. Php 300.00 Gift Certificate from Dolcelatte SM Megamall and Quezon Avenue (applicable in NCR only)
  4. Php 300.00 Gift Certificate from Fronen (applicable in NCR only and redeemable at Dolcelatte Quezon Avenue)

10

Choice of:

  1. Php 700.00 Gift Certificate from Starbucks
  2. Php 700.00 Gift Voucher from Lazada
  3. Php 700.00 Gift Certificate from Dolcelatte SM Megamall and Quezon Avenue (applicable in NCR only)
  4. Php 700.00 Gift Certificate from Fronen (applicable in NCR only and redeemable at Dolcelatte Quezon Avenue)

20

Choice of:

  1. Php 1,400.00 Gift Certificate from Starbucks
  2. Php 1,400.00 Gift Voucher from Lazada
  3. Php 1,400.00 Gift Certificate from Dolcelatte SM Megamall and Quezon Avenue (applicable in NCR only)
  4. Php 1,400.00 Gift Certificate from Fronen (applicable in NCR only and redeemable at Dolcelatte Quezon Avenue)

30

Choice of:

  1. Php 2,000.00 Gift Certificate from Starbucks
  2. Php 2,00.00 Gift Voucher from Lazada
  3. Php 2,000.00 Gift Certificate from Dolcelatte SM Megamall and Quezon Avenue (applicable in NCR only)
  4. Php 2,000.00 Gift Certificate from Fronen (applicable in NCR only and redeemable at Dolcelatte Quezon Avenue)

40

Choice of:

  1. Php 2,800.00 Gift Certificate from Starbucks
  2. Php 2,800.00 Gift Voucher from Lazada
  3. Php 2,800.00 Gift Certificate from Dolcelatte SM Megamall and Quezon Avenue (applicable in NCR only)
  4. Php 2,800.00 Gift Certificate from Fronen (applicable in NCR only and redeemable at Dolcelatte Quezon Avenue)

50

Choice of:

  1. Php 3,500.00 Gift Certificate from Starbucks
  2. Php 3,500.00 Gift Voucher from Lazada
  3. Php 3,500.00 Gift Certificate from Dolcelatte SM Megamall and Quezon Avenue (applicable in NCR only)
  4. Php 3,500.00 Gift Certificate from Fronen (applicable in NCR only and redeemable at Dolcelatte Quezon Avenue)

Per DTI-FTEB Permit No. 14322, Series of 2016.

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

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This statement is being issued by our company, C & E Publishing, Inc., to clear its name on the controversy surrounding the unauthorized translation of the book Sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag by Edgardo M. Reyes. We categorically disclaim having authorized the purported sale of the translation rights to the book and its actual translation by Ethos Books. We have not agreed with any party or approved any transaction for the translation rights to the book without the prior knowledge and consent of the heirs of the late Edgardo M. Reyes, with whom we are in constant communication in all aspects of our publishing agreement. We thank Ms. Andromeda Reyes and her family for their continuous trust and support in our mutual endeavors, and we give our commitment to uphold their rights and consult them on any matter that would concern them. We urge the public to refrain from circulating statements unsupported by facts and tending to discredit or tarnish the name of C & E, lest they unwittingly expose themselves to libel suits. We shall constantly monitor the developments on this issue and communicate with all parties involved, in an effort to resolve it in a manner that promotes the interests of everyone concerned and of Philippine literature in general.

C & E Publishing, Inc.