Seniors set foot on Tuy

In partnership with Lipa Archdiocesan Social Action Commission (LASAC), graduating students taking up RS 8 subject participated in the immersion in five barangays of Tuy, Batangas, July 16-19.

The five barangays are Brgy. Lumbangan, Brgy. Talon, Brgy. Magahis, Brgy. Dalima, and Brgy. San Jose. Mr. Gilbert Manalo, Mr. Jerome Geli, Mr. Sherwin Bagon, Mr. Ace Sheridan Gutierrez, and Miss Monica Abaya served as the advising teachers.

The immersionists gathered at St. Vincent Ferrer Parish where they were sent by barangay officials to their designated barangays.

Different activities were done by the students in each barangay such as home visitation, group sharing and reflection.

To show their sincerest appreciation, immersionists gave simple token to their adoptive families.

This spiritual activity is done annually to continue to develop the spiritual aspect of the college students.

Thanksgiving mass concluded the four-day immersion.

-Leonesa Marina Tornea, BEEd 4

Touch down. Fourth year students  take pose after arriving in St. Vincent Ferrer Parish at Tuy, Batangas during the annual immersion.

College Bridgetines victorious in Patimpalak Parangal kay Apolinario Mabini

College Bridgetines won in various competitions during the 49th celebration of Batangas City Foundation Day and in Patimpalak Parangal kay Apolinario Mabini at Batangas City Convention Center, Jul. 19.

Different schools from Batangas Province joined competitions which included folk dances and the singing of songs of Batangueño compositor.

In “Magtipon sa Tahanan ng Diyos” by Augusto Espino for tertiary level, the triple trio of College Department, Teresa Fernando, BSBA1, Dianne Tobias, BSED1, Shiela Mae Bayani, Jazel Paula Blanco, Carren Dahab, Rosette Soriano, and Jannica Divine Vino, BSED4, and Aira Grantoza and Ruby Ocon, BEED4, placed 2nd runner up. University of Batangas and Batangas State University got the first and second place respectively.

On the other hand, in “Sayaw ng Komintang”, college Bridgetines, Arthenian De Los Reyes, Christian John Antenor, Airene Catipan, Lou Austin Cuenza, Dave Dimalaluan and Christian Paul Valenzuela, BSED1, and Yannah Suzanne Acosta, Kathleen Joy Lorraine Alda, Julie Ann Barquilla, Annaliza Macatangay, Loi Cedrick Ramos and Wella Williams, ranked 1st runner up. Batangas State University was hailed as champion while Sta. Teresa College placed 2nd runner up.

Trophies and cash prizes were given to the winners.

-Jean Valerie S. Collera, BSEd4

Strike a pose then smile. College Bridgetines as they pose and smile after being hailed as 1st runner up in Sayaw ng Komintang during Batangas City Foundation Day.

Seniors’ Ball 2018: Toast to the First

Perse Lior J. Evangelio


Senior high students, faculty and administrators showed their elegance while wearing long gowns and tuxedos at the first seniors’ ball happened in Hotel Pontefino, May 18.

The program started at around 7:30pm with a welcoming address from the senior high school officer-in-charge, Dr. Dolores Borras. It was then followed by song numbers from the invited band, various dance performances prepared by the PAO-RB along with some chosen students, a band performance by the Bandaritas composed of Christian Miles Barrion, Miguel Lorenzo Leyva, Raemon Culla, Rex Ebreo and Ryan James Pateña.


Furthermore, attendees also witnessed an audio visual presentation prepared by Katrina Marie Afurong, Click member, that reminisced the memories of the first two years of the senior high school level in St. Bridget College.


Students who displayed beauty, elegance and finesse while wearing their gowns and suits during the Seniors’ Ball were recognized and were hailed as the first Mr. and Ms. Seniors’ Ball. Robby Lane Soliva and Kianne Shane Lirio reigned as the first-ever Mr. and Ms. Seniors’ Ball 2018, Aramis Espina and Maan Magadia snatched the 1st runner up while Paulo Krishtan Persia and Aira Mari Asi were awarded 2nd runner up.


Editors of Lumiere, the official school newspaper of the senior high school level, spearheaded the reading of the prophecy which stated the dreams of each student of the graduating batch. This was followed by a toast to honor the students and their hardships to attain their dreams.


The event also served as the blessing and sending of rites of the first graduating grade 12 students for the school year 2017-2018.

SBC holds Thanksgiving and Recognition Day for Senior High Graduates

Aramis Espina

The Senior High School administration organized thanksgiving and recognition day for graduates of Senior High, held at the Manuela Q. Pastor Auditorium, May 15.

The ceremony started after the students along with their parents and guardians have registered. The first part of the program was the opening ceremonies composed of the singing of the National Anthem and a short introduction to the event. An opening remarks was delivered by Dr. Dolores Borras, SHS Officer-in-charge, wherein she pointed out the value of perseverance among the students. This was followed by an introduction of Mrs. Amor Borbon to the Priest-Facilitator Rev. Fr. Daven Castillo, OSJ.

A spiritual talk was conducted afterwards that started with an opening prayer by Mr. Angelito Jareño which was followed by the reading of the scriptural text by Mr. Robin Doble and the responsorial psalm by Ms. Fatima Aclan. This was followed by the proclamation of the Holy Gospel and the Lectio Brevis done by Fr. Daven. He gave the students their ‘final quiz’ which was in lined with the story, Noah’s ark. He asked the students, parents and guardians the top three animals they will save and what comes into their mind when they hear of the words coffee, forest, and ocean. These was later on discussed and expounded. This preceded the awarding of the non-academic awards which immediately came next.

For sports recognition, Ardie Benedict Lanto received the award of outstanding participation in sports – basketball. On the other hand, the award of most active participation in sports – basketball was garnered by Anjo Aceveda, Derrick Ramon Chavez and John Victor Fetalvero. While the award of most active participation in sports – volleyball, badminton and chess were earned by Marie Therese Alvarez, Carmela Gretchen Romae Guiyab and Dave Samaniego, respectively. On the other hand, the awards of active participation in sports were given to Jose Mari Atienza and King Joeverth Ebora for basketball, Eleisa Via Duño and Cheene Torino for volleyball, Ernesto Aguinaldo III for badminton, Rusell Angelo Llaga for table tennis, Al Apolito for chess, Paul Randolph Uy for karatedo, and Jonathan Bandiola for taekwondo.

In terms of cultural affairs, Maria Cecilia Makalintal bagged the ICAP Award of Merit. Meanwhile, the outstanding participation in ICAP and in Cultural Affairs were given to Norraine Marie Ambida, Wilmarie Caringal, Miguel Jose Dimapilis, Maria Teresa Makalintal, Vaughn Andre Narvacan, and Geri Gwyneth Dawn Ortega. In addition, Alyssa Sarah Arenas, Angela Danielle Cantos, Kaithea Franchette Castor, Anne Kaira Macaraig, Mary Grace Macaraig, Ricardo II Mendoza, and Vincent Gabriel Verceles snatched the most active participation in ICAP and in Cultural Affairs. Also, the medals for active participation in ICAP and in Cultural Affairs were handed to Jeremiah Castillo, Shena Joi Guico, Danielle Hernandez and Ken Angelo Ordonez.

In line with the cultural recognitions, the SBC PAO-Repertory Brigid members were also given awards. The PAO Award of Merit – Gold was earned by Nicholas Francis Ayap, Renz Andrei Badillo, Joshua Glen De Villa, Drecz Alecz Maderazo, Maan Alissa Magadia, Michelle Marqueses, Ma. Zshalia Eleni Muñoz, Katryn Maeve Panopio, Don Christian Ramos, Cheene Torino, Joseph Anthony Untalan, and Angela Denise Viceral. While the PAO Award of Merit – Silver was given to Christian Miles Barrion, Mary Christine Buño, Joseph Daniel Bonus, Aramis Espina and Criss Darylle Mendoza. In addition, the Outstanding Participation in Cultural Affairs award was granted to Nicholas Francis Ayap, Renz Andrei Badillo, Joseph Daniel Bonus, Joshua Glen De Villa, Drecz Alecz Maderazo, Maan Alissa Magadia, Michelle Marqueses, Ma. Zshalia Eleni Muñoz, Katryn Maeve Panopio, Don Christian Ramos, Cheene Torino, Joseph Anthony Untalan, and Angela Denise Viceral. While the medal for Most Active Participation in Cultural Affairs was awarded to Christian Miles Barrion, Mary Christine Buño, Aramis Espina and Criss Darylle Mendoza. On the other hand, Jonathan Bandiola and Ruby Rosios were given the recognition of active participation in cultural affairs.

Moving on to Campus Journalism, Marian Alferez, Diane Añonuevo and Allyssa Vita Marie Silang were recognized for their outstanding participation in Journalism. Meanwhile, Carol Hilary Bobis, Azel Beatrice Cabiscuelas, Denise Nicole Cruzat, Aramis Espina, Anne Christle Garcia, Kristine Lei Ilagan, Ira Claire Marasigan, Ren Christian Panganiban, Nicole Beatriz Rosales and Cheene Torino were given a medal for most active participation in Journalism. In addition, Mikhaela Marie Aguila, Ernesto Aguinaldo III, Ria Janelle Castillo, Danielle Hernandez, Andreu Kheiko Manalo, Allyza Reina Pascual, Ellaine Christine Ramos, and Lara Bianca Tordecilla were handed a medal for their active participation in Journalism.

Furthermore, the medals for active participation in Multi Media Arts were awarded to Katrina Marie Afurong, Christielo Alea, Renz Andrei Badillo, Sofia Anjelik Barrion, Judy May Mendoza and Joseph Anthony Untalan.

Moreover, Boy Scouts were given various distinctions which are as follows: Ferdinand Ian Laureta as Gawad Rajah Soliman (Pinakanamumukod-tanging Iskawt), Anne Christle Garcia as Gawad Rajah Lakandula (Pinakaresponsableng Iskawt), Azel Beatrice Cabiscuelas and Maria Elizabeth Evangelista as Gawad Rajah Humabon (Pinakamabait na Iskawt), Nica Angela Blanco as Gawad Rajah Kalantiyaw (Pinakamahusay Gumanap ng Tungkulin), Rusell Angelo Llaga as Gawad Panday Pira (Pinakamasipag na Iskawt), Christian Jay Abdon and Renz Andrei Badillo as Gawad Maharlika (Pinakamalinis na Iskawt), Virgi Vladi Caringal and Hamid Bin Maclesh Salic as Gawad Kampilan (Pinakadisiplinadong Iskawt), Leira Dianne Perlada and Yvonne Joyce Sullera as Gawad Tambuli (Pinakamaagap na Iskawt) and Sheon Alie Flores as Gawad Gintong Palad (Pinakamatulunging Iskawt).

A closing prayer and the singing of the SBC Hymn marked the end of the celebration.

SBC Carries Out its 1st Commencement Exercise for the SHS Level

With the theme “Children of God: Journeying Together in Discipleship”, St. Bridget College performed its very 1st Commencement Exercise for the Senior High School Level at the Manuela Q. Pastor Auditorium, May 24.

The processional march signaled the beginning of the program. The candidates for graduation were the first group to march on followed by the faculty and staff. The Religious of the Good Shepherd (RGS) Sisters along with the SBC administrators and guests came in last.

The entrance of colors executed by the Boy Scouts of the Senior High School came next in the program which was immediately followed by the singing of the National Anthem.

Afterwards, a Eucharistic celebration was held with the purpose of blessing the candidates for graduation and their diplomas and awards. This was led by Rev. Fr. Joseph Mendoza of St. Michael de Archangel Parish in Lobo, Batangas. The mass preceded the presentation of graduates by Dr. Dolores Borras. Meanwhile, Sr. Mary Claire Bagot, RGS gave a heart-warming message to the graduates.

Coming next in the program, the students were handed the fruit of their labor, their diploma. They were presented by their respective strand coordinator, Mr. Angelito Jareño for the HUMSS, Mrs. Grace Contreras for ABM and Mrs. Cenen Chavez for STEM.

The non-academic awardees presented by Mrs. Geraldin Vergara, Student Affairs Coordinator received recognition and medals for their excellence in various fields.

Exemplifying the spirit of St. Mary Euphrasia in her works and behavior, Carol Hilary Bobis was hailed as the St. Mary Euphrasia Awardee.

Meanwhile, with the consistent exhibition of his math prowess in various competitions, Dave Samaniego was given a medal for being a Math Achiever. Furthermore, Carol Hilary Bobis, Anne Christle Garcia, Ira Claire Marasigan and Allyssa Vita Marie Silang were recognized for their most active participation in school affairs. While Katrina Marie Afurong, Mikhaela Marie Aguila, Diane Ernabel Añonuevo, Al Apolito, Euclid Reign Beredo, Azel Beatrice Cabiscuelas, Jisha Calingasan, Virgi Vladi Caringal, Ria Janelle Castillo, Aramis Espina, Perse Lior Evangelio, Danielle Hernandez, Danielle Marquez, Darylle Mendoza, Ren Christian Panganiban, Dave Samaniego, Marie Andrea Sulit, Cheene Torino, and Kristine Villena on the other hand were awarded for their active participation in school affairs.

With their consistent service to their local church, LJ Noreen Abu, Miguel Brian Aguila, Ernesto Aguinaldo III, Adriel Luiz Arañez, Renz Andrei Badillo, Euclid Reign Beredo, Carol Hilary Bobis, Erlisa Caraig, Kaithea Franchette Castor, Miguel Jose Dimapilis, Bianca Riezel Garcia, Carmela Ysabelle Gutierrez, Danielle Hernandez,Winfred Gail Hernandez, Ferdinand Ian Laureta, Rica Mae Magsino, Andreu Kheilko Manalo, Don Lorenzo Mauhay, Meynard Orbino, Cheene Torino, Ellen May Virtucio and Angela Marie Ylagan became the social apostolate awardees.

Exposing their outstanding skills in leadership, Euclid Reign Beredo, Anne Christle Garcia, Kristine Lei Ilagan, and Cheene Torino were given the merit award for leadership. Meanwhile, Diane Ernabel Añonuevo, Ferdinand Ian Laureta, and Don Christian Ramos received citation for leadership. Furthermore, with his consistent leadership in the institutional organization of St. Bridget College, Joshua Glen De Villa was given a medal for cultural leadership award.

On the other hand, the academic awardees were presented by Mrs. Amor Borbon, Assistant Principal. The academic awardees were topped by the students who achieved with high honors who are Katrina Marie Afurong, Bianca Riezel Garcia, Kristine Ilagan, Danielle Marquez and Allyssa Vita Marie Silang.

Besides the scholastic performance award, special recognitions were also given. The best research for the STEM strand was bagged by the group of Milca AJ Arce, Denice Nicole Cruzat, Criss Darylle Mendoza, Hamid Bin Maclesh Salic, and Allyssa Vita Marie Silang; the set of Sofia Anne Abaya, Lovely Princess Del Mundo, Kristine Lei Ilagan, Le-an Puertollano and Cheene Torino for the ABM strand; and, the group of Erika Len Banaag, Euclid Reign Beredo, Ramon Derrick Chavez and Julie Anne Matugas for the HUMSS strand. In addition, the best innovation was given to the group of Nica Angela Blanco, Ellaine Christine Ramos, Jansen Andrei Domingo, Paul Randolph Uy and Angela Denise Viceral.

Students who excelled in their work immersion in Creotec Philippines were also given distinctions, Frances Lorraine Anglo for STEM, Cheene Torino for ABM and Maria Cecilia Makalintal.

Following the program, Kristine Lei Ilagan, with high honors, delivered a message of gratitude to her teachers and her schoolmates. Afterwards, graduates took their oath which was led by Allyssa Vita Marie Silang, with high honors.

The closing ceremonies composed of the singing of the graduation song composed by Ira Claire Marasigan which was dedicated to the parents and guardians of the graduates and the alma mater song, the exit of colors and the recessional concluded the program.

The master of the ceremony was Ms. Fe Babao, SHS faculty.


Aramis Espina

KABAN Week accentuates Connections, Togetherness

Strengthening the bond and connection among business college students, the business management program conducted Knowledgeable Artisans in Business and Networks (KABAN) Week with the theme “Creating Connections, Building Bridges Together” at SBC Multi-Purpose Hall, Apr. 23-27.

            The weeklong celebration was filled with various activities in promotion of holistic learning among Business collegiate through the joint effort of the organization’s officers.

One of the main activities was a free seminar among graduating students concerning career guidance, cooperative entrepreneurship, product presentation and financial literacy. The said seminar was sponsored by Soro-Soro Ibaba Development Center (SIDC) with resource speakers Winnie Gracia M. Diaz, HR Manager, Joseph A. Virtucio, External Relations Officer, Janice Ann B. Odi, Marketing Manager, and Zandra Angelica A. Samonte, Investment Officer with their respective topics.

On the other hand, future artisans in business showed their skills in selling variety of foods as they prepared different booths. Among the four booths, The Conquerors merit the first place for their Mais Con Yelo and Siomai Booth which earned the most profit.

Moreover, the venue was filled with joyous excitement and deafening cheers as the highlight of the event, Mr. and Ms. KABAN 2018, was conducted. Gerson Macalalad, BSBA4, and Rona Gayeta, BSBA3, grabbed the title after competing in series of categories such as casual wear, corporate attire and question and answer portion.

Meanwhile, other competitions were prepared such as Lip Sync Battle whereas Rona Gayeta, BSBA3, emerged as the champion, Artisans Fact or Bluff with Maria Cristelle Atienza, and Nathalie Primo, both BSBA 3 declared as the winner.

All winners received sashes, trophies, certificates and medals.

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