Senior High upholds Ethics on Research

To emphasize data privacy and ethics on research writing and publication, SHS Department facilitated a seminar with Dr. Jake M. Laguador, Center for Research, Innovation & Data Management Director as the speaker. This was held at the SBC- Manuela Q Pastor auditorium, July 29.

The speaker stressed that students are vulnerable when it comes to privacy that they tend to expose too much private information online. The seminar aimed to address the concerns about data information and privacy management among senior student-researchers. The seminar was also joined by the faculty from the IBEd and College departments. The seminar was made possible by the research advisers, Mr. Lander Joseph Ilagan and Mrs. Mellany Joy Panganiban.

-Untalan

Senior High School Level celebrates St Mary Euphrasia’s Feast Day

Through the initiative of the Service Club, SHS Department held a three-day prayer service to commemorate St Mary Euphrasia’s feast day, July 29 – 31.

There was a series of prayers and songs of praise together with offering of roses for SME. This was facilitated and participated by the student body. With the activity, they brought back in to their hearts the teachings and zeal of St. Mary Euphrasia.

-Untalan

Pamana 2019: SHS welcomes new batch of potentials

The freshmen students entered a new chapter of their lives as the Senior High School (SHS) Level of St. Bridget College (SBC) welcomed them with warm approach through the conduct of Pamana 2019. This is an annual activity done by the upperclassmen to officially and gladly receive the new set of learners. The activity was held at the SBC College Lawn, June 17.

With the theme “Stay Hype in Mission, Seniors!”, the SHS level prepared various activities which started with a prayer service and a symbolic candle lighting ceremony, wherein the Grade 12 students lit candles and passed them to the Grade 11 students of their former sections.

Moreover, Dr. Dolores Borras, the SHS Principal, welcomed everyone for the new school year with her opening remarks.  The hype was built as the hosts of the ceremony, Mr. Llander Joseph Illagan and Ms. Jonalyn Ortiz called each section for their own cheer to channel their energy and excitement.

The welcoming rite was concluded with the Grade 12 students giving their ‘’pamana’’, a customized ballpen to the new batch.

Moreover, a general orientation took place at the Manuela Q. Pastor Auditorium the following day, June 18. It started off with a quick introduction of the SHS administration, faculty and staff, and was followed by an overview of SHS Level as  part of the K to 12 Curriculum, as presented by Dr. Dolores Borras.

Afterwards, Mrs. Grace Lorraine Pelingon, School’s Guidance Counselor and Mrs. Julieta Medrano, the Registrar gave “fast talks” regarding the services offered by their respective offices. The functions, rules, and services regarding the use of library was discussed by Mrs. Marissa Agtay, the SHS and College Level Chief Librarian.         Furthermore, the orientation was concluded by Mrs. Geraldine Vergara, Prefect of Discipline as she gave a final discussion on the students’ behavior and the rules and regulation of the SHS Level.

-Banlasan / Ascan

Internationalization – SBC’s next goal to fulfill for its culture of research

Linkages to professional research and, hopefully, Internationalization are St. Bridget College’s (SBC) next goals to fulfill after dream of research forum came true on July 12, 2019.

“It is a beginning step to enrich the culture of research in our institution, to give importance not only in the higher education but also in basic education, “ SBC President Sr. Mary Clare Bagot, RGS, said in her opening remarks for SBC’s 1st Research Forum: Strengthening Research Endeavors and Opportunities across Disciplines held at Mary Dominica Function Hall, SME Building.

Eight groups from the college department presented their researches, with topics including assessment of student services program, faculty development needs, and college readiness of the 1st Year College Students; studies on the implementation of gender mainstreaming and multicultural education in the institution were also shared during the event.

Dr. Imelda B. Vergara, Mrs. Lea Abacan, and Dr. Amor L. Borbon presented their individual researches on Synergy in trifold functions of higher education institutions, role of religion on the ecological awareness among the students of the institution, and Outcomes-based Education, respectively.

“It’s great initiative from the college department for the institution,” Abacan said. It is indeed, she added, the glory which is still “ours.’ Students and faculty researchers all aim for possible engagement in inter-school research for a, linkages to professional research organizations and internationalization. “The synergy… working together should be evident not only in this event hope that we can collectively utilize these researches for it would be a wonderful contribution for our institution,” Vergara said.

By Charmaine Marie Nuqui

IBED PARENTS’ ORIENTATION

SBC president reveals projects for SY 2019-2020

            Facing the expectant new parents of the Integrated Basic Education Department, SBC School president, Sr. Mary Clare Bagot, RGS, revealed projects for the year during the orientation of new parents at SBC Manuela Q. Pastor Auditorium, June 19.

            After extending her warm welcome to parents of Pre-Kinder pupils, Grade 7 students and transferees, Sr. Clare shared the developments in the facilities of the school.

            “With regards to facilities, we tried to meet the demands of our students and mission partners. The renovation and extension of the gymnasium started in April 2019 with the target project completion of three months, “ Sr. Clare shared to the parents.

            She also announced the buy out of the canteen and its turnover on April 16, 2019. Furthermore, she said that food carts will be placed in the upper area of the canteen to decongest the students during recess and lunch break.

            “The extension of the canteen at the back of Mary Victory building will provide more eating place for all,” she added.

            Aside from these two ongoing projects, she also announced that SBC Bookstore will also be put up in order to centralize the selling of the school’s merchandise like school supplies, P.E. and school uniforms.

            After the message of the school president, Mrs. Rossana Bagon, IBED principal also presented the vision and mission of the school and explained its connection to the existing policies and activities of the department. She emphasized that as a Catholic evangelizing educational institution, SBC aims to develop ideal Bridgetines who excel academically and ready to be men and women for others.

            Mrs. Jesabel Medina, assistant principal, discussed the existing curriculum and assessment in the IBED. She shared to the parents that SBC offers an enriched K to 12 curriculum with the following offerings: Christian Living and Values Education subject, add on competencies, special programs like Independent Reading Program (IRP) and Mathscore, robotics, computer an specialized TLE courses for Grades 9 and 10.  Mr. Noel Bathan of Scholastics, provider of IRP and Ms. Algilyn Dolotina of Mathscore, explained the benefits of their respective programs.

Mrs. Grace Lorraine Pelingon, head of the guidance office, gave an overview of the guidance program while Mrs. Julieta Macalalad, Student Activity Program Coordinator, presented the existing clubs for this school year.

Institutional Culture and Arts Program and Repertory Brigid entertained the new parents in their respective production numbers.

-JESABEL A. MEDINA

Beloved, Gifted and Empowered: Seniors shine in SBC-SHS’s 2nd Commencement Exercise

Karol Mari Ebreo

Second batch of the Senior High School Level shine in their 2nd Commencement Exercises with the theme “Bridgetine in Mission: Beloved, Gifted, Empowered” held at the SBC Manuela Q. Pastor Auditorium, April 16.

               319 candidates for graduation were welcomed as they marched down the aisle followed by the SBC SHS Faculty, staff, maintenance, SBC Administrators, and the Religious of the Good Shepherd (RGS) sisters.

                Rev. Fr. Randy Marquez, OSJ presided the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and also blessed the candidates for graduation, their diplomas, and their awards.

               While the entrance of colors was executed by select Grade 11 students followed by the singing of the National Anthem.

                Presentation of candidates for graduation was performed by Dr. Dolores D. Borras, SHS Principal and was followed by the confirmation of graduates carried out by Dr. Victoria G. Fababier, School Governance and Operation Division Chief from the Department of Education.

               Afterwards, the graduates were given their diploma, the fruit of their labor during their SHS years as they were presented by their respective strand coordinator, Mr. Angelito Jareño for the Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS) strand, Mrs. Grace Contreras for the Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM) strand, and Ms. Daisy Aguda for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) strand. Moreover, students who contributed in promoting excellence in various fields and who worked tirelessly to win and garner honors for the school were acknowledged during the conferring of the Non-Academic awards such as Social Apostolate Award, Leadership Award, Participation in School Affairs, Institutional Culture and Arts Program(ICAP) Award of Merit and Cultural Leadership Award. There were presented by the Student Affairs Coordinator, Mrs. Geraldine Vergara and were given by Sr. Mary Clare Bagot, RGS, the School President together with Dr. Dolores D. Borras. The awardees were accompanied by their parents/guardians in receiving their respective awards.

                Academic Excellence Awards were also handed over to graduates who have attained the required proficiency and have maintained high scholastic performance. The said awards include Math Achiever Award, Science Achiever Award, Best in Arts Award, Best Research Award, Best Innovation Award and Best in Work Immersion.

               Furthermore, 92 students received the title of “With Honors” while eight students were awarded with the title of “With High Honors.”

               A message of gratitude was delivered by Mark Jolo Mendoza, With High Honors, followed by the oath-taking of the graduates led by Claire Bathan, With High Honors.

               Singing of the graduation song came next along with the induction of the graduates as new member of the St. Bridget College Alumni Association (SBCAA) which was facilitated by the SBCAA President, Dr. Ana Maria Clara Palacios.

               Before leaving the blue gate, SBC hymn was sung by the graduates that was succeeded by the exit of colors and the recessional march of the graduates making the end of the celebration.

St. John Eudes awardee tops the 297 graduates

“Never give up for we are the future of this nation and even of the entire world.”
Jaedon Ericho Villena, rank 1 and St. John Eudes awardee posed this challenge as he delivered his farewell address during the 99th commencement exercises held at SBC Manuela Q. Pastor Auditorium, April 12.
The other pupils who were awarded as with high honors were Reinald Arne Bool, rank 2, Julien Airam Contreras, rank 3, Elysa Macaraig, rank 4 and Joyce Jane Javier, rank 5. They got an average of 95-97 with no grade lower than 88.
Meanwhile, 80 pupils were also awarded as with honors. They garnered an average of 90-94 with no grade lower than 88.
St. Bridget College also gave medals to 20 pupils who excelled in the different subject areas.
Villena received the St. John Eudes (SJE) award while Zoe Alyssa Ysabela Eroa was the recipient of St. Mary Euphrasia (SME) award. SJE award is given to a male graduate who has exemplified the spirit of St. John Eudes, the founder of Our Lady of Charity of the Refuge while SME is awarded to a female graduate who exemplifies the spirit of St. Mary Euphrasia, the foundress of Our Lady of the Good Shepherd.
Furthermore, SBC also recognized its employees for their dedication and commitment as lay mission partners. Mrs. Diosa Dimaunahan and Mrs. Janneth Sunto received plaque of appreciation for their 20 years of service. Ms. Fermina Marasigan was also awarded for her 40 years of contributing significantly in the fulfillment of the school’s vision and mission.
Dra. Anna Maria Clara Palacios led the graduates in their oath taking to the alumni association.
The Holy Mass presided by Rev. Fr. Ephraim Cabrera, parish priest of Nuestra Señora Dela Merced in Taysan, Batangas, and the graduation ceremony focused on the theme “Bridgetine in Mission: Beloved, Gifted, Empowered”.

Baja leads 349 JHS Completers

Having received the laurel as the symbol of excellence, Ashley Rezel Baja led the 349 completers as she was recognized as Rank 1 in the recently culminated SBC JHS 4th Moving Up Ceremony, held at the Batangas City Sports Coliseum on April 10.

“Every ending is just a start of a new beginning. The sun will shine again tomorrow to remind us that every day is a chance for us to start anew. Each day will pass to make us older and more mature individuals. The memories brought by the sun’s warmth would also remind us to our colorful past dominated by the blazing color of red,” Baja, in her welcome address, stated.

More to that, she emphasized that every individual is beloved, gifted, and empowered and she also expressed her gratitude to all people and the Almighty Father for making it possible.

Furthermore, Daniella Kristina Cueto was recognized as Rank 2 while Lara Ermionnee Bulalacao, Ralph Jerome Amores, and Angelee Atienza were acknowledged as Ranks 3, 4, and 5.

Chrieshna Chelcea Declaro, Karlen Nicole Aldover, Chelsey Yang, Alliah Erin Cabiscuelas, and Justin Rae Casao were Ranks 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, respectively.

In addition, 5 were recognized with high honors, 109 with honors, 20 subject awardees, 114 non-academic awardees, and 72 NCII Cookery passers.

Moreover, faculty members and employees who had shown an exemplary work and loyalty to the institution were also recognized. Mrs. Maria Leonor Mauhay, Ms. Angelica Fe Liwag, Mrs. Laila Ramirez, Mrs. Desiree Borillo, Mrs. Elisa Silang, and Mrs. Yolanda Curato were acknowledged for their 10 years of service while Mrs. Shirlie Ayalin was also awarded for her 20 years of service.

Rev. Fr. Estelito Africa Jr. presided the baccalaureate mass which was then followed by the rites of the Moving Up Ceremony. Culminating their final year in the Junior High School, the Grade 10 students marched with the theme “Bridgetine in Mission: Beloved, Gifted, and Empowered.”

SBC re-launches Year of the Youth

“It’s ok to say I need help!’  – Fr. Kyrios

“I can’t do this anymore; I need help! – There’s nothing wrong in saying this.”

Thus said by Rev. Fr. Kyrios Hafid Concordia, Youth Spiritual Director and Parochial Vicar of the Parish of the Most Holy Trinity, in his homily during the SBC’s re-launching of the Year of the Youth which was in solidarity to the church’s year-long celebration at St. Bridget College Pastor’s Field, March 1.

“Ang mali ay ang sabihin mong wala ka nang magagawa…”

Fr. Kyrios emphasized the value of determination and perseverance among the youth today. He shared that when faced with problems, it’s all right for the youth to get exhausted but it’s wrong to say that they can’t do anything more. They are entitled to get help, so they need to ask for it.

“It will never be enough… This world will never be enough. And you’ll ask yourselves, is there something more?”

Fr. Kyrios also reminded the students that there is always something more – that they need not stop and limit themselves in doing great things. He also stressed out that the youth should believe that they are designed to do good things expected of them.

Fr. Kyrios ended his homily with three important things youth should remember: there is always something more; they need to do the best that they can be; and when they can’t take it anymore, ask help.

Attended by IBED and SHS students, the unveiling of the logo and the Patron of the Filipino Youth St. Padre Calungsod’s statue also highlighted the event. After the mass, students grooved to the Year of the Youth theme song “One in Mission.”

Animation dances by grade levels such as “Say Yes”, “Jam”, “Kaya Ko Ang Pagbabago”, and “High Five Para Kay Maria” were also performed. Four live bands composed of students and teachers also graced the event as they performed songs favored and sung by the youth today.

Moreover, symposiums emphasizing the theme “Filipino Youth in Mission: Beloved. Gifted. Empowered.” were held. Facilitated by college students, Grade 5 and Grade 6 pupils convened at the Holy Family Hall and IBED Conference room while the JHS students, facilitated by Youth Formator Kuya Mio Mayuga, gathered at the gym. After series of activities, Bridgetines were then encouraged to serve God and their fellow youth as they continue to show the world how and why they are beloved, gifted and empowered. As part of the 9-year journey for the 5th centenary of the arrival of Christianity in 2021, The Year of the Youth was officially opened on Dec.2, 2018 and will close on Nov.29, 2019. Activities both in the national and diocesan levels are aimed on at least four objectives: youth in formation, youth in community, Church and society, youth in mission, and youth ministry and youth ministers (Vatican News, 2019).

— Kristine P. Jabat

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