Dr. Olea showcases her research in ICET, Internet Studies

On meeting the demands of global education!

Uplifting professional growth and development in the field of research and studies, Dr. Marites D. Olea, college faculty, showcased her research under Management Information System in Internet Studies and International Conferences on Education and Technology (ICET) held at Bali, Indonesia, July 14-16 and Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Malaysia, Oct. 26-28.

Dr. Olea presented her output which is an offline game-based interactive instructional material the supports instruction and collaboration to be used in enhancing the student’s critical thinking and problem solving skills to achieve better intended learning outcomes.

Her study focuses on current practices in using Web 2.0 tools in 15 selected higher education institutions in CALABARZON in relation to communication and collaboration, creativity and innovation and instructional design. The study also underscores the level of acceptability of web-based technologies for classroom instruction as assessed by administrators, teachers and students. Moreso, the study highlights the level of seriousness of the problems met in the integration of web-based technologies relative to teacher’s preparation, curriculum content and administrative support.

This thesis paper by Dr. Olea was chosen and delivered in the parallel sessions on International Conference on Education and Technology (ICET) 2017 with the theme “Education and Technology: Towards Reengineering Education, Connecting People, and Developing Lives.”

The conference was participated by other researchers who passed for oral presentation from varied countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan Iran, Thailand and Singapore.

Aside from the oral presentations, another highlight of the conference was the talk about the following Research Journals for University Faculties by Djuwari, Ph. D. Head of Research Journal Publication, Surbayas Indonesia; Article Citation as a Defining Character of Research Impact, Genaro V. Japos, Ph D., DHRM, DODT, President Philippine Association of Institution for Research, INC.; Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Education Outreach, Recreation, Norma M. Sharief, Ph. D. Regional Chairman II/Managing Commissioner, Commission on Higher Education (CHED); Enhancing Financial and Marketing Competencies of SMEs in Indonesia – Tatik Suryani, Ph. D. Director of Management Program, STIE Perbanas Surbaya; Research, Publication, and Innovation in Institutions of Higher Leaning: Challenges, Implications and Dynamic Response Renan P. Limjuco, Ph. D. Director, Research, Publication, and Innovation Center, Davao City Philippines.

On the other hand, Dr. Olea underscored the application of Web 2.0 Tools in Teaching 21st Century Students in Higher Education in CALABARZON, Philippines during the oral presentations in 8th International Conference on Internet Studies, International Workshop on Marketing Research in Digital Age.

There were 60 submissions from 22 countries like Australia, Cambodia, China, Denmark, Hongkong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Nigeria, Oman, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, USA, Vietnam which underwent peer reviewed by at least two anonymous reviewers and a total of 32 papers were accepted in the presentation in the said conference. The said conference was sponsored by National Taipei University.

Dr. Olea is currently a member of International Association Scholarly Publishers, Editors and Reviewers, Inc.

Commission on Higher Education (CHED) granted her application in the Support for Paper Presentations in International Conferences, after submitting the necessary documents and meeting the qualifications that brought her in such conferences.

Romo Sanvictores, BSEd4

SBC grasps academic feat in licensure examination

Keep your light brilliantly shinning!

In response to ensuring quality education among Bridgetines College registered new teachers and social workers, after passing their licensure examinations administered by Philippine Regulation Commission (PRC).

Producing more competent and highly skilled workers, SBC Social Work Program garnered 97.62% institutional passing percentage and 100% batch passing percentage for Batch 2016 and 2017, as the official results of passers that was released by PRC, Aug. 2.

The list of passers for Batch 2016 were Monica D. Abaya, Marianne Joy V. Abdala, Loriecel S. Adra, Kim Aimele O. Aguilon, Ruby M. Boyles, Glaizer C. Cantos, Maria Angela T. Cayetano, Kristel Kaye S. Egnilan, Jennica B. Gaynilo, Alona Joy D. Obina, Jelica Marie E. Rada, Dseselyn P. Silang, Sr. Rosalie F. Torrente, SMC, Dolly Mari M. Villamin, and Jemalyn E. Viola.

Meanwhile, the rosters of passers for Batch 2017 were Regine B. Andal, Loren Marie Atienza, Karolle Ann C. Balmaceda, Niña Jlouizeluine M. Bunquin, Ruth B. Canchela, Ed Marlo C. Caringal, Krisha Nel C. Castillote, Hannah Princess Gail R. Cusi, Judy Ann P. Dela Roca, Aimee Katherine H. Dio, Kristel Dane P. Endaya, Maria Leonor F. Falible, Jhona R. Fedelino, Bernadeth M. Frane, Charlene P. Garia, Mari-Rose R. Mandocdoc, Angel Diane L. Martinez, Louise Kathleen D. Mercado, Ana Jovel P. Orellana, Dyesmin L. Rabino, Mary Grace B. Semira, Bernadeth P. Silang, Christine Joy K. Tamayo, Reynalyn A. Tolentino, Mc Elwyne H. Tumambing, and Avelina Villegas for Batch 2005.

They belong to 3, 951 passers out of 5, 997 takers for Social Worker Licensure Examination administered by the Board for Social Workers in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Ilo-ilo, Legazpi, and Zamboanga last July 27-28.

On the other hand, Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSED) garnered 100% batch passing percentage in the recently conducted Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) 2017 with 97.14% batch overall performance.

First in the new list of professional teacher under Music, Arts, Physical Education and Health (MAPEH) specialization were Maricon Bacal Ainajoy Calapit, Carl Angelo Cuevas, Jorge Emmanuel Domondon, Ruffa Mae Gutierrez, Jessabel Ilagan, Jayson Macalalad, Divina Mores, Jonathan Perez, and Mary Joy Siscar.

Making it on the list of new professional teachers with specialization in English were Debbie Almarez, Cheyenne Rose Buitizon, Aevette Paula Espenilla, Richlyn Masacayan and Nena Angel Porcino.

Moreso, new professional teachers with specialization in Biological Science were Lhea Cleofe, Louie Jane Marie Melendrez, Jeryll Nicko Mercado, Vivien Joy Panganiban, Tricia Myriene Ramos, Elizabeth Villanueva and Jenelyn Zara.

Adding to the list for new secondary professional teachers with Mathematics area of specialization were Bryan Arvin Acob, Niña Ara Marie Añonuevo, Joyce Catibog, Jovy Alyssa de Castro, Cassandra Luz Fajilan, Ma. Lorielyn Mercenes, Diana Rose Orlina, Grace Panganiban, Ehtel Mae Sayson and Aira Christina Zafra.

Adding to the list for new secondary professional teachers with Mathematics area of specialization were Bryan Arvin Acob, Niña Ara Marie Añonuevo, Joyce Catibog, Jovy Alyssa de Castro, Cassandra Luz Fajilan, Ma. Lorielyn Mercenes, Diana Rose Orlin, Grace Panganiban, Ethel Mae Sayson and Aira Christina Zafra.

Meanwhile, Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEEd) earned 60% as batch passing percentage in LET 2017 with 54.29% as batch overall performance.

The newly registered professional teachers with Content Course as specialization were Ma. Theresa Adao, Rosendy Ardales, Isidro Bayeta, Armae Camarig, Maria Ramona Carandang, and Shiela Elaine Paglicawan.

Likewise, adding to the list of newly registered professional teachers with Early Childhood Education as specialization were April Aguila, Ranie Alcantara, Ericka Arellano, Pamela Camille Breton, Nina Deniece Balita, Joselle Angelie Clavo, Abegail Ebora, Cheska Eunice Garcia, Donabelle Gayeta, Anathea Geronimo, Bianca Esamella Malaluan and Roshelle Vergara.

They belong to 21,198 elementary teachers out of 80,509 examinees (26.33%) and 49,626 secondary teachers out of 107,020 examinees (46.37%) who successfully passed the LET.

The whole institution particularly the entire college department expressed their greetings of congratulations through thanksgiving mass.

Romo Sanvictores, BSEd4

HUMSS uncovers truth about society

To be exposed on different aspects of society, the Humanities and Social Sciences Strand took part in a series of exposure trips and seminars in the first semester of this school year.

Numerous topics have been tackled and a variety of environments have been explored in a continuous search for knowledge and experience.

Highlighting the rich culture of the province of Batangas, students toured the Museo Putong Batangan wherein they viewed the different sections that describe the history of Batangas City, Aug 10.

Each section in the museum was given a particular word associated with the heritage of the Batangas City. Some of these where Kumintang, Kalumpang, Bulanglang, Punto and Pangulo.

Moreover, on two separate dates, HUMSS 1 – Mother Domitilla Larouse and HUMSS 2 – Mother Elizabeth O’Dowd visited the Acosta-Pastor Ancestral House where they were welcomed by Atty. Antonio Pastor. Remnants of the past were seen there together with a storytelling of the life during the Spanish Era to the Japanese Colonization.

On September 2, the whole HUMSS Club journeyed to the Heritage Town of Taal wherein they travelled the Basilica of St. Martin de Tours, the oldest Catholic church in Asia; Galleria Taal, which featured a collection of cameras since then; the Don Leon and Galicano Apacible Museum, and the Felipe and Marcela Agoncillo Museum, which presented the lives and legacies of notable Batangueno patriots; and the Our Lady of Caysasay Shrine and Miraculous Sta. Lucia Well, where students were given time to find serenity and cleansing. On a separate note, as a response to the rising number of Mental Health and Depresion cases, HUMSS strand conducted a seminar on Mental Health awareness and Executive Dysfunction last Nov., where practicing psychologist were invited. Ms. Victoria Nicole Lualhati and Ms. Tamara Subido, alumnus of Miriam College shared their knowledge on the topics relating to a person’s minds.

Ms. Lualhati gave an introduction to mental health disorders with emphasis on the problems connected with anxiety and its effects on person’s day to day activities. She also discussed the different disorders and complications it could bring to a person. Ms. Subido, meanwhile, stressed the importance of awareness to remove the stigma which continues to trivialize our perception with mental health. She also give ways on how people can cope up with the different struggles they are facing together with a reminder for the youth to “be there” for those in need of support systems.

Meanwhile, in commemoration with the National Statistics Month last October, employees of the City Civil Registrar’s Office organized a talk for HUMSS students as part of their “Bisita eskwela, Kaalaman sa talaang sibil and dala” program at Rooms 102-103 of the SHS Building, Nov. 6.

Mr. Papo Lardizabal, Head of the Marriage division, gave an orientation on the different projects of their office. He also disclosed the undertakings of their office which include Oplan Tala Tama, Oplan Kamalayan, Pre-nuptial Mentoring and free mass weddings among others.

As part of their project, they also asked students if there are errors in their birth certificate so that they could correct them immediately. Mrs. Josephine Maranan, City Civil Registrar, also explained the basic information regarding Civil Registry which include matters on the birth, death and marriage certificates together with the different laws supporting it.

To open the eyes of young students on the judicial proceedings, HUMSS students also visited and attended sessions at the Regional Trial Court.

Cases of murder, drugs, estafa and physical injuries were heard by the different court branches. This exposure trip aims to encourage the youth to participate in this measures which are relevant to legal matters.

It can be noted that there were strict guidelines needed to be followed inside the Hall of Justice.

To make these activities possible, off-campus and on-campus committees of the HUMSS club coordinated with various offices and groups with Mr. Angelito Jareño, HUMSS Coordinator, as he spearheaded the said activities.

By: Tristan Joseph Alcantara

ABM students showcase their potentials in the Marketing Field

Grade 12 students of the Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM) strand unleashed their marketing skills in one of their specialized subjects-Marketing, September 5 and 7.

Creativity and efficiency were shown by the students from ABM 3-Sr. Mary Dominica Long and ABM 4-Sr. Mary Catherine Loreto in the Marketing presentation of their chalks products. This project was given by Mrs. Pauline Bondad, teacher of the said subject and an accomplished business woman owning several franchises.

The two sections were each divided into 6 and were tasked to elevate an ordinary chalk. Each group provided a product poster, radio advertisement, television commercial and presented the following along with their products. Moreover, the students were distinct merits at the end of their presentation.

To recognized the artistic efforts of the students, Elysian: Pop Chalk (ABM 3) and Essence (ABM 4) bagged the Best Product Award. Fizzy Bomb (ABM 3) and Chalkquito (ABM 4) got the Best Presentor Award. The Best Packaging Award was given to Ispektrum (ABM 3) and Farra Cosmetics (ABM 4). On the other hand, Yeso Pretty (ABM 3) and Unicorn Chalk (ABM 4) won Best Radio Advertisement and Powerchalk (ABM 3), while Chalkmate (ABM 4) was hailed as Best Commercial. Furthermore, Pastelite (ABM 3) and Picasso Chalk Pastels (ABM 4) won the award for the Best Poster.

The  winners received PhP. 5,000 worth of gift certificates from Butch Seafood Grill and Restaurant and Shakey’s Pizza.

According to the ABM students, the marketing project was “challenging yet worth it” as they were able to hone their innovative abilities, as well as their communication, leadership and cooperative skills through the activity.

By: Kristine Lei Ilagan

STEM delves into the Medical Field

The STEM Club-Logical, Analytical, and Medical Bridgetines (LAMB), headed by their coordinator Ms. Cenen Chavez, conducted their Science and Technology exposure trips at Pioneer Laboratory and Jesus of Nazareth Hospital in Batangas City, October 20 and November 9. On their trip to Pioneer Laboratory, the STEM students were accompanied by teachers and came in two branches, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Pioneer Laboratory is known for conducting lab examinations such as 2D echo, ECG, ultrasound and other tests.

The employees welcomed the Bridgetines by having talks and short introductions, and later on showed them their facilities.

The students toured around the area and experienced using their laboratory equipment. Description and usage of equipment were shown to students to enhance their learnings about the activities done in a laboratory.

Also, the students went to Jesus of Nazareth Hospital for their second exposure trip. They also came in two batches and accompanied by teachers.

The students were toured around the different sections of the hospital, as well as its short introduction and history. Students were classified and separated according to the field that they want to pursue like Medical Technology, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Dentistry, and other areas.

Through this, they were given introductions about the kind of work that is awaiting them. Some were toured around, some had question and answer portion to know more about their preferred program.

Also, a demonstration of an emergency situation was shown to students for them to have knowledge about the activities in the emergency room.

By Mikhaela Marie Aguila


In celebration of St. John Eudes’ feast day, students, teachers, and staff of St. Bridget College honored priests from different parishes, August 7, 2017.

A holy spirit mass was celebrated in the morning inside the SBC Manuela Q. Pastor Auditorium. The mass celebrant was Msgr. Ruben Dimaculangan. After the mass, a mini program initiated by the Performing Arts Office talents was held. The ICAP members performed medleys with their stringed instruments. Thereafter, an inspirational and interpretative dance was performed by the Repertory Brigid. It was followed by a dance presentation of the SBC Dance Troupe. A song and dance number was also presented by the members of the Repertory Brigid in line with their 10th year anniversary. A priest was also invited to perform on stage. The students inside the auditorium were entertained by the performances.

After the mini program, a Meet-and-Greet with the guest priests happened in the SBC Gymnasium which was prepared by the Senior High School students. To feel the ambiance of the Priests’ Day celebration, questions were asked to the guest priests, Fr. Gerry Orbos, Fr. Romy Barrion, and Fr. John de Castro. They answered each question perceptively and they included life lessons for the students to remember.

A presentation of the LAMB Band coming from the Grade 11 STEM students was performed. It was followed by the dance number prepared by the Grade 12 students of the STEM strand. Afterwards, the ABM Barcodes presented an exciting dance performance. Last but not the least, a song and dance number coming from the selected HUMSS students were performed.

The priests were invited to give their final messages to the students. Fr. John took the floor and sang a song to express his gratitude. Fr. Gerry shared jokes which made an impact to the audience. Fr. Romy showed his appreciation through kind words that left a mark to the students.

Priests’ Day is a day to commemorate the priests who helped people grow deeper in faith. In return, all the prepared gifts and performances by the students served as a way for the SBC Community to show their deepest gratitude.


De Chavez heads JHS completers

Hailing the achievements of 482 Grade 10 sudents led by the Top 1 Christine Dorothy B. De Chavez, the 2nd Moving up Ceremony was commenced with the theme “Bridgetines Building Communion of Communities” held at the Batangas City Sports Coliseum, March 30.

Tristan Joseph A. Alcantara was recognized as Rank 2, and Claire C. Bathan, the Rank 3. Josh Andrew M. Martija prevailed as Rank 4. Meanwhile, Louise Jastin I. Beron and Martin Alfonso Bonilla, ranked 5 and 6 respectively.

Furthermore, Eoline T. Ilagan, Janah N. Yang, Robert Adrian E. Ng, and Paul Michael C. Dimayuga were recognized as the Rank 7, Rank 8, Rank 9 and Rank 10, respectively.

The ceremony began with the processional march of the Junior High School cpmpleters, followed by the personnel, SBC administrators, and Religious of the Good Shepherd Sisters. The entrance of colors by the selected Grade 9  MOCC aspirants was followed by the national anthem and the SBC Hymn, and the opening prayer was led by Tristan Joseph A. Alcantara, graced by the Senior Repertory Brigid.

Christine Dorothy B. De Chavez delivered her welcome address which was followed by an inspirational message to the completers by the school president, Sr. Mary Bernadette Guzman, RGS, Ph.D. The introduction to the graduation rites was given by Claire C. Bathan.

Non-academic and academic awards were then presented to several graduates, token for their efforts and contributions to different extra-curricular activities.

The presentation and handing over of the ceremonial golden laurel to Rank 1, Christine Dorothy B. De Chavez, concluded the awarding rites which was then follow by staff recognitions and appreciation.

Some of the distinct members of St. Bridget College Junior High School community were awarded with certificates of appreciation for their dedicated service in the institution. Mrs. Sayra B. Aclan, Mr. Amado Ariel Hagos, Mr. Alvine Ramirez and Ms. Mary Grace A. Rivera were recognized for 10 years of service, while Mrs. Leonora M. Rosales was given honor for her 27 years of service.

Mrs. Rossana P. Bagon, IBED Principal, led the presentation of graduates, and the completers were awarded with certificates of completion. The students transferred their ceremonial sashes, the alambay, as a sign of moving up from the Junior High School level and the ceremony ended with the singing of the Moving Up song “Moving On, Moving Up” and the exit of colors and faculty.

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