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Scholarship Exam Poster

Scholarship Exam Poster

Attention all deaf high school graduates! Do you want to study Information Technology courses in the “Home of the Filipino Deaf World IT Champions” but are having difficulty financially? Now is your chance to study at MCCID!

We are offering up to 100% scholarship grants on your fees. All you need to do is take the scholarship examination which will be held on Tuesday, March 24 at 9:00 am in our campus in San Mateo, Rizal. The entrance exam is free.

To know more about it, please feel free to contact us at (632)664-7034, text at 09204656138 (Smart) or email us at info@mccid.edu.ph. You may also go to our website at http://www.mccid.edu.ph to know more about our courses offered.

Visit our Contact Us page to know the directions on how to get there!

 

Guys, here is a short video (with sound) of deaf spoofing a TV commercial of a popular ice cream brand in the Philippines. The video was created by 3rd year batch 2012-2013 of MCCID College. Enjoy! 🙂

This is a repost from The Philippine Star. The article even mentioned our school. Great! 🙂

ANC gives the deaf a voice
(The Philippine Star) Updated March 21, 2012 12:00 AM Comments (0)View comments
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From left: Deaf consultant Maria Rowena Rivera, sign language interpreters Catherine Villareal and John Baliza singing letters ANC
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MANILA, Philippines – When the sign language interpreters of Chief Justice on Trial: the ANC Coverage first encountered the term “subpoena duces tecum” and other obscure legal terms, they had to text colleagues who were off-duty and scrabble for the nearest dictionary to find out their meaning and devise ways to interpret them.

Nine weeks into the legalese-heavy trial, the interpreters-instructors from De La Salle’s College of Saint Benilde School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies (CSB-SDEAS) and Philippine National Association of Sign Language Interpreters (PNASLI) still get on with their preparation practices before they sit on-air at 2 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays — bring a dictionary, consult with lawyers and the deaf community, and on their off days, meet and discuss difficult legal phrases and the best ways to “sign” them.

Two sign language interpreters take turn every 20 minutes on a single trial day in interpreting the argument among the prosecution and defense panels and the senator-judges live. Off-camera, a deaf coordinator, a hearing coordinator — and at times, a legal consultant — synergize to ensure legal technicalities are correctly interpreted.

The initiative of ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel, to fortify its uninterrupted coverage of the impeachment trial has spawned wider political participation by making information accessible to the deaf.

ANC has established itself as “the news channel” that delivers non-stop reportage of news events including the groundbreaking blow-by-blow coverage of the former Pres. Joseph “Erap” Estrada’s impeachment trial, a first on Philippine TV.

ANC managing director Ging Reyes expressed that the sign language initiative serves as another milestone for the news channel and recognizes that the deaf have a stake in the growth of the country.

Catherine Joy Villareal, an instructor at CSB-SDEAS and one of the interpreters, said the team has garnered significantly excellent reactions from the deaf community in provinces and even Filipinos abroad.

“We get to perform our roles, however little, in this historical event. Our goal is to serve the deaf community for them to be able to be aware of what’s happening and for them to have a voice. They participate in what’s happening through us and through ANC’s efforts,” she said.

ANC first incorporated sign language insets during the airing of President Benigno Aquino III’s 2010 and 2011 State of the Nation Addresses. Following positive feedback on the efforts, ANC once again tapped the CSB-SDEAS faculty to make sure the Filipino deaf community is not left out on the historic hearing.

The interpreting team also hopes to promote support for legislations that would require sign language insets in all newscasts and TV programs.

“The effort is significant in a sense that we’re making history not just for the deaf as a community but for the Philippines as a country. We’re slowly integrating the deaf into the society and opening opportunities to them,” said Oscar Sherlo Reyes, CSB-SDEAS’ coordinator for employment opportunities and one of the hearing coordinators in ANC’s coverage.

Aside from the CSB-SDEAS faculty and PNASLI, sign language interpreters from partner groups CAP College, Philippine Association of Interpreters for Deaf Empowerment and Manila Christian Computer Institute for the Deaf also volunteer for ANC’s impeachment trial coverage.

 Chief Justice on Trial: the ANC Coverage airs on ANC (SkyCable Ch. 27) or online streamed live on  HYPERLINK “http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/cjontrial” http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/cjontrial, while those mobile can get instant updates by following @ANCALERTS on Twitter.

This is an image made by MCCID’s former Deaf Trainor and a Gallaudet University Alumna Ma’am Christina Malay. Merry Christmas everyone! 🙂

Merry Christmas in five languages

Here is another image taken from MCCID College Official Website. It shows the school building decorated with Christmas lights. 🙂

Have a Christ Centered Christmas from MCCID College

As part of our MCCID’s month long 18th Anniversary, I have compiled a 10 minute video about the school’s successes. These are highlighted based on actual TV interviews done inside the school premises from 1993 to 2011 starting at Studio 23 (2003) taken at old MCCID building in Manila, ABS-CBN (2008) taken at MCCID building in Quezon City and finally in GMA-7 (2011) taken at new permanent home in San Mateo, Rizal.

This was shown during 18th Founding Day at Luyong Restaurant Marikina City on October 14, 2011. This video is also the 70th Youtube upload under MCCID Channel. Happy 18th Founding day to us. 🙂