REFRESH, RETURN, RECYCLE: SBC partakes in bottle recycling

With the continuously increasing usage of plastics in the country, Winder Recycling Company, in partnership with Refresh Water, aroused the consciousness of the senior high school community to the said issue through interactive seminar held at the SBC Gymnasium, August 27.

Engr. Winchester Lemen, the CEO of WRC, has put significance to upcycling and recycling as he discussed the company’s project involving utilization of wastes, especially single-use plastics, by transforming them into something valuable and beneficial to the community, as well as to the future generations.

Aside from the seminar, booths like interactive games in sub-booths and a photo booth were also set up in the gymnasium for a more engaging experiences among students and faculty.

Freebies, including bracelet, metal straws, clipboard and purse made of recyclable materials were also given to students as they participated in at least three of their booths.

Banlasan / Bacal

SHS marks month of Wikang Katutubo

            With the theme Wikang Katutubo: Tungo sa Isang Bansang Filipino, Senior High School learners observed the Buwan ng Wika at the SBC Gymnasium, August 30.

           The program started off with a prayer sung by Ms. Jazel Paula Blanco followed by the singing of the national anthem. Dr. Dolores D. Borras, principal of the Senior High School Level, in her opening message shared the value of the annual celebration that of inculcating love of native languages among Filipino youth.

          The first contest was the Tagisan ng Talino followed by the Balagtasan ala Spoken Word Poetry that was participated by chosen representatives of each section from grade 12. Furthermore, the contest Katutubong Sayaw showcasing the different dances, traditions and rituals of different native tribes, was participated by the grade 12 students. Meanwhile, a jazz chant competition was joined by select grade 11 students. Another competition involving all grade 11 and grade 12 sections was Simbolismo wherein they captured a certain symbol of an indigenous tribe assigned to them and rendered it on their classroom doors.

          The event concluded with the announcement of winners and group photo opportunities of all the winners and participants.

-Banlasan / Cabiscuelas

SBC hailed as the Oldest Catholic School in Batangas

St. Bridget College – Batangas City received a commendation through a resolution from the Batangas City Council as the oldest Catholic Education Institution in Batangas City and has religion subjects in Elementary, High School and College curricula. 

Sr. Mary Clare Bagot , RGS, school president and Dr. Rossana P. Bagon, Integrated Basic Education Department principal  received the plaque of commendation during the regular session of the City Council at Batangas City, on October 1, 2019.  

St. Bridget College is a Catholic school founded by the Religious of the Good Shepherd on February 1, 1913.

Arch. Garcera: Catholic Education is always a tool to lead us to Christ

With their yellow and white flaglets raised, the whole St. Bridget College community warmly received Archbishop Gillbert Garcera on his Pastoral Visit, August 15.

The Pastoral visit was intended to know the situations of different parishes as well as to evaluate the state of Catholic schools under the Archdiocese of Lipa.

The celebration started off with the welcoming remarks of Sr. Mary Clare Bagot, RGS. She introduced the institution through telling its history, on how SBC was formed. It was then followed by the speech of the Archbishop.

On his speech, Archbishop Garcera expressed his deepest gratitude to the institution and the school administration for the warm approach. He also introduced his delegations, as well as his reason for choosing SBC on his visit.

“You should thank the RGS sisters,” he said. “You are the school that is nearest to the church of Pope Francis because the Basilica is a church of Pope Francis.”

Moreover, he also highlighted the relevance of Catholic education as a tool in enlightening minds and leading all to Christ.

He expressed how the students are fortunate enough to experience the culture of encounter- the encounter with Jesus and one another.

Be grateful sapagkat maraming mga kabataan ang hindi nag-aaral, pinag-aral pero walang pinag-aralan, at mga kabataan na hindi na-experience ang encounter with Jesus.”

Furthermore, he stated that he was not the only one visiting, but along with him is the Holy Father and Jesus as well. He also put significance on how each one has its own angels that would lead one to the light who is the Lord.

Moreover, after the speech, several students from all departments and some faculty staffs were chosen to have lunch with the Archbishop and other priests.

 “Sa una, nakakakaba nang kaunti kasi sa dinami-dami ay kayo lang yung napili, tapos ang daming pari, pero ayos naman, sobrang blessed.” Malonie Austria, one of the Senior High students chosen, stated.

The lunch was filled with conversations regarding the institution’s system, its different programs, and the profile of students regarding their actions in various activities such as religious involvements within and outside the school. SBC was the 30th school that have been visited by the Archbishop.

-J-Zel Bacal

Leader Shepherds equip themselves with IPHONE

By Lou Austin Cuenza, BSED 2

Integrity, Proactivity, Humility, Objectivity, Nobility and Excellence are the principles of leaders with character as discussed during the LS Leadership Training held at Villa Marines Resort, Ibaan, Batangas last September 14, 2019.

With the theme “iLead: SBC “Shepherd, Believe, Collaborate” the guest facilitator, Nelberth Magbanua, organized series of discussions and activities that united and strengthened the leadership skills of the leader shepherds. The program started with an ice breaker “Walk and Stop” that highlighted the questions “What is leadership?” and “Who is the great leader you have known?”.

The activity highlighted self-leadership, character and personality, principles of a good leader and the essence of IPHONE.

“It was leading oneself first before going our and leading others. It was an inside out leadership that starts within you before sharing it to you constituents.” – Nelberth Magbanua The event also paved way to planning of activities for the present school year and team building activities which strengthened the bond of the Leader Shepherds.

ALL FOR ONE. Showcasing their unity and cooperation as a team, a group of Leader Shepherds helping one of their members hand in hand to reach her dream written in a small piece of paper. -HAZEL BISCOCHO

Huseng Batute: Balagtasan highlights Filipino literary culture

By Jhoanna Marie B. Vergara, BSED I

Depicting the richness of Filipino literary culture and outlining the brilliant life of Jose Corazon De Jesus, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) presented the Balagtasan Play “Ang Pagbabalik-Tanaw sa Unang Hari ng Balagtasan” at the Manuela Q. Pastor Auditorium, St. Bridget College, Batangas City, August 14.

Atty. Sylvia M. Marasigan, chief of the Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office, stressed in her opening remarks that Batangeños are devoted to the art of De Jesus, Balagtasan. In addition to that, she stated that the audience are privileged to witness the play, not only because it is for free, but also it is the first time for CCP to present outside their center.

The event highlighted the Balagtasan piece of Bulaklak ng Lahing Kalinis-linisan, in which the actors mixed modern lines and actions. The play also showcased various masterpieces of Jose Corazon de Jesus, popularly known as “Huseng Batute” such as poems like Pakpak, Pakiusap, Dalagang Pilipina, Isang Punong Kahoy and Ang Pamana. Additionally, songs, music and speeches like Arimunding-mundin, Manggagawa, Anak ng Dalita, Aking Bayan, Madaling Araw and Bayan Ko were also exhibited during the presentation.

The event ended with a remark by Jose Antonio S. Leviste II, Vice Governor of Batangas, wherein he emphasized that there is no better way to promote language than to appreciate it.

The play was organized by the Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office in partnership with St. Bridget College, Rotary Club of Downtown City, Samahang Batangueña, Batangas Medical Society. The event was hosted by multi-awarded performers and artists, Vim Nadera and Elle Velasco.

Bridgetine Nasyonalismo 2019: Unveils Talents and Boosts Camaraderie

By Camille Bianzon BSSW 2

With the aim of uplifting the spirit and showcasing the talents of college Bridgetines, St. Bridget College, College Department celebrated the annual “Pagdiriwang ng Nasyonalismo” at the SBC Gymnasium, August 28.

Integrating the theme “Wikang Katutubo: Tungo sa Bansang Filipino”, College Department conducted three talent competitions namely, Paligsahan sa OPM (Duet), Paligsahan sa Kundiman (Solo), and Paligsahan sa Spoken Work Poetrywhich promoted patriotism and nationalism among students.

BSSW dominated the talent competitions garnering 2 out of 3 golds. Adrian Zoleta and Camille Bianzon were victorious in Paligsahan sa OPM, and Alysha Paula Marticio was hailed as champion in “Paligsahan sa Kundiman”. Meanwhile, BSED grabbed the remaining gold as Erika Lairie Balmes topped the Spoken Word Poetry Competition.

Moreover, proving that Bridgetines excel also in vocal and kinesthetic fields, TaLa singers and dancers showcased their capacities through performing Kundiman and Alitaptap folk dance which both clutched award during the Patimapalak Parangal para kay Apolinario Mabinilast July 2019. A set of Palarong Pinoy was conducted in the afternoon which was participated both by faculty members and studens.

“Will and dedication is the key to successful JOURN-ey” – Ramos

By Camille Bianzon, BSSW 2

Armored with pen and paper, Sibul, the official campus publication of St. Bridget College, College Department held its annual journalism seminar-workshop at 102 SJE Building  last August 23.

With the aim to continuously hone skills of Sibul journalists on news and feature writing, Jerick Ramos, the guest speaker, highlighted the importance of strong will and determination for the success of the publication.

The training highlighted guidelines and tips regarding how news and feature articles should be written which will bring effectivity and interest to the readers. “It is not a necessity that you are born, and you came strong. What’s necessary is you never stopped learning and giving your best until from being underdog, you were able to give life to your publication and fight for what you believe is the truth”, Ramos stated.

According to Ramos, it is important to connect the written piece of the writer to the intended readers of the articles. For feature writing, he pointed out that it arises from non-sensible things and that what makes it interesting is the impact given to the readers by the emotions packed by the writer in his article. Meanwhile, he also emphasized that news articles must be strong, powerful, factual and straight to the point at the same time.

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.


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.


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