Last updated: August 10, 2021

RCE Cebu

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Rce details
Date of RCE acknowledgement:
April, 2006
Description of RCE and Geographic Region:

A multisectoral network designed to strengthen collaboration among institutional partners working for ESD and SDGs at all levels: global, regional, and local.

RCE Cebu is located in Cebu, an island province located in the Central Philippine region called Visayas, which comprises 167 islands. The 5000 sq. km. island province includes Cebu city, the oldest city in the country, and is home to over 3 million people. The 300 km long and 40 km wide island has long been known for its coastal beauty.

Photo credit: RCE Cebu

Goals and Objectives:

RCE Cebu proposes to create an active, stable, regional resource, communication centre and network to document, to disseminate, and to share the urgent need for, as well as the best practices and responses related to ESD and SDGs.

Goals and objectives:
The main goal of RCE Cebu is to contribute towards the achievement of the goals of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The RCE is designed to translate the ESD agenda from a global perspective into actionable terms at the regional and local levels.

RCE Cebu seeks to utilise the expertise of regional and local institutions while complementing their respective activities, both to promote a greater understanding of the role of ESD as well as to initiate projects that specifically address such issues. The ultimate beneficiaries of RCE Cebu’s activities shall be all sectors of society in the Visayas that are or will be affected by or that have an effect upon the sustainable development of the region. The direct target beneficiaries of the RCE Cebu will be potential agents of change in the region – school teachers at elementary and secondary schools, university professors, researchers, technical experts from museums, local government officials, NGOs, community-based organisations, representatives of local enterprises, media practitioners and others.

Organisation Hosting RCE Secretariat:

University of the Philippines Cebu

Key Partners:

Name of organisation: Cebu Uniting for Sustainable Water
Role: Co-initiator and among the present RCE-CEBU officers
Contact name: Socorro Atega Tan
Contact email:

Name of organisation: San Francisco ,Camotes Island Local Government Unit
Role: Multi-awardee showcase for Effective Purok Governance, Waste Management and Disaster Management, former President of RCE-Cebu and present Trustee of RCE Board
Contact name: Alfredo Arquillano Jr.
Contact email:

Current Activities:
  • Strengthening and updating network of partners’ with ESD and SDGs initiatives ( recent June 30 Consultative Session)
  • Preparing to host the December 2018 Global RCE Conference
  • Ongoing communication and planning for collaborative research on Disaster Management with RCE Borderlands México-USA (RCE BMU) at Living Lab/Centro de Diálogo y Transformación-Autonomous University of Chihuahua MÉXICO 
Upcoming Activities:
  • Eco-field trips to partners’ ESD and SDGs sites including RCE Youth Linkage with Farmers
  • Follow up consultations and training with partners on ESD and SDGs
  • Directory and Mapping of ESD and SDGs initiatives in Cebu, Philippines 
  • Forest Community Project, Camp 7, Minglanilla, Cebu Province
  • Coastal Community Linkage, San Francisco, Camotes Island, Cebu Province
  • Hosted 2015 RCE Asia-Pacific Conference
Communication Channels
RCE Website:
Twitter handle:
YouTube page:
Contact Details
Main RCE Contact:
Maria Rosario ( Cherry) Piquero-Ballescas
Secondary RCE Contact:
Vice Mayor Alfredo Arquillano Jr.
RCE Youth Coordinator(s):
Randel Cedie Samonte
General RCE email:
RCE mailing address for correspondence:

RCE Cebu Secretariat – University of the Philippines
Cebu Rm. 250 Arts and Sciences Bldg. Gorordo Ave., Lahug, Cebu City, 6000 Philippines