Reminiscing the past. Moving ahead for another milestone in continuance of the legacy of excellence. Let your light shine.
In line with the celebration of SBC 104th Foundation Day, Bridgetine community highlighted the significant events and progress of the institution of each decade and explained RGS thrust and Core Values, St. Bridget College, Batangas City, Feb. 1.
The theme of the celebration was “Sama-Samang Pagdiriwang at Pasasalamat sa Ikasanda’at Apat.”
Prior to the celebration, there were chosen mutyas from each level and department to represent each decade starting from Mutya ng Unang Dekada until Mutya ng Pagdiriwang at Sentinaryo. Aside from each decade, there were also representatives of the Religious of the Good Shepherd’s Thrusts such as Women, Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation as well as the institutions core values like compassion, zeal, service, integrity, justice and nationalism.
Mr. Angelito Jareño, Senior High School Faculty and Mrs. Imelda B. Vergara, Education Program Chairperson, read the salient happenings and notable development and progress in each decade, core values and RGS’ thrusts as they served as the master of the ceremony.
As part of the Foundation Day, there was a Celebration of the Holy Eucharist at the Basilica Immaculate Conception which was participated by all Grade 5 and 6, Grade 7 and 8, and SHS and selected College students under Rev. Msgr. Rafael “Boy” Oriondo as the mass presider.
Each department also conducted a prayer service as a sign of thanksgiving prior to the celebration of foundation day. All Bridgetine students also had their Palarong Pinoy and creative performances by each department respectively.
On the other hand, all faculty members and staff engaged in Palarong Pinoy, in the afternoon, as part of the institution’s celebration spearhead by all MAPEH teacher of all department such as kadang-kadang, sack race, palosebo, basagan ng palayok, touch ball, ang tug of war.
Armed with skills and confidence and strengthened by trainings and staff works, Beacon staffers and editors snatched awards in the 2016 Division Schools Press Conference held at the Batangas City South Elementary School, September 27-30.
Claire Bathan of 10-Obedience and Tristan Joseph Alcantara of 10-Humility won first in their respective categories, Feature and Editorial Writing English.
Moreover, Christine Dorothy de Chavez of 10-Benevolence bagged 4th in Editorial Writing English and Jairus Oswin Anog of 10-Nationalism got 6th in Editorial Writing English.
In addition, Julianne Katrina Dapdap of 10-Service won 8th place in Copyreading and Headline Writing English.
Meanwhile, in the collaborative desktop publishing held at University of Batangas, Bridgetine representatives from The Beacon grabbed 2nd place.
Bjanca Nicole Castro, Mark Raven Bool, Marion Therese Florentino, Amanda Noelle Medina, Kiersten Rose Mercado, Lara Ermionnee Bulalacao, Timothy Amiel Catilo won 2nd Best in Editorial Page, 2nd Best in Sports, 2nd Best in Lay-out and 2nd Best in Overall in the Collaborative Desktop Publishing in English.
– Christine Dorothy de Chavez
After years of being regarded as dichotomous departments, the elementary and high school departments united as one and formed the Integrated Basic Education (IBEd), SY 2016-2017.
“With the integrated basic education, we are certain that our children will benefit from it since a more holistic and spiral progression of knowledge, competencies and values will be provided to them. Through home and school collaboration, our children will reach their maximum potential,” said Mrs. Rossana P. Bagon, IBEd Principal.
The main objective of the integration is to ensure that quality education will be delivered to the students. Through the integration, the spiral progression of the K-12 curriculum can happen. The sharing of resources between the elementary and junior high school level can be made more possible. The unification will also strengthen the common norms and standards between the two levels.
IBEd Front liners
Heading the pioneer year of the IBEd is Mrs. Rossana P. Bagon, principal. Meanwhile, the assistant principals are Mrs. Jesabel Medina for the elementary level and Mrs. Ma. Socorro Lalap for the junior high school level.
The subject area coordinators of the elementary and junior high school are the following: Mrs. Maila Buhat and Mrs. Lea Abacan, English; Mrs. Mayette Abante and Ms. Daisy Aguda, Mathematics; Mrs. Mayette Abante and Mrs. Marietta Suarez, Science; Mrs. Diosa Dimaunahan and Ms. Hazel Dimaano, Values Education; Ms. Sabina Marasigan and Mrs. Leonora Rosales, Filipino; Mrs. Pauline Marasigan and Mrs. Monina Gato, Social Studies; Ms. Sabina Marasigan and Mr. Lenard Atienza, Technology and Livelihood Education; Mrs. Pauline Marasigan and Mr. Luther Jose Eroa, MAPEH; Mrs. Pauline Marasigan and Mrs. Marietta Suarez, Computer and Ms. Marita Castillo, Pre-elementary.
On the other hand, the non-academic coordinators are: Mrs. Melba Comendador and Mrs. Nora Cabatay, Prefects of Discipline; Mrs. Gigi Macalalad and Mr. Garry Siyangbigay, Coordinators of Activities; Mrs. Josefina Montalbo and Mrs. Julieta Medrano, Registrars; Mrs. Ma. Loida Fabregas and Ms. Diane Jane Magtibay, Librarians; and Mrs. Grace Lorraine Pelingon, Head of Guidance and Counseling.
– Christine Dorothy De Chavez
Ipinatupad ng Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines o CEAP kung saan miyembro and St. Bridget College ang Philippine Catholic School Standard na magiging pamantayan ng mga pribadong Katolikong paaralan, kolehiyo at unibersidad sa bansa.
Ayon kay Bishop Roberto Mallari, CBCP-Episcopal Commission on Catechesis and Catholic Education chairman, malaki ang maitutulong ng “Catholic School Standard” upang matukoy ang katayuan ng mga paaralan at magkaroon ng nagkakaisang pagkakakilanlan batay sa katangian ng Simbahang Katolika na banal, iisa, panlahat at apostolika. “Napakahalagang magkaisa ang bawat administrator ng mga katolikong paaralan para sa pagpapaunlad ng kamalayan ng mga kabataan.”, dagdag ng obispo.
Matatandaan na sa katatapos lamang na ika-75 anibersaryo at National Convention ng CEAP na ginanap sa Waterfront Hotel, Cebu City ay naihalal bilang bagong pangulo ng organisasyon si Ateneo de Davao president Rev. Fr. Joel Tabora, SJ.
– Juaquin Andre Pineda
Kaakibat ang temang “Sublian Festival: May Panibagong Sigla”, ginawang sentro ng pagdiriwang ng ika-47 na taon ng pagkakatatag ng Batangas City ang pagpapahalaga sa kulturang Batangueño sa harap ng kaunlaran at hamon ng modernisasyon.
Inorganisa ng lokal na pamahalaan ang samu’t saring mga patimpalak katulad ng Dobol Kwartet, Triple Trio, Pagsayaw ng Alitaptap, Jota Batangueña, Jota Rizal, Polka sa Nayon, Subli at ilan pang mga kompetisyon na sinalihan ng mga paaralan, mga organisasyon at mga mamamayan.
Tinanghal na kampeon sa Triple Trio ang mga mag-aaral sa Junior High School ng St. Bridget College na sina Lexter Anne Santos, Arriane Yzabel Panopio, Catherine Gwyneth Reyes ng 8-Prudence; Ashley Collene Silang ng 8-Piety; Daniela Marie Mitra ng 9-Amity; Kristina Mendoza mula sa 9-Industry; Jan Jilliene Alday at Julia Marie Medrano mula sa 9-Simplicity; at Carlos Miguel Parto ng 10-Sanctity matapos kantahin ang Magtipon sa Tahanan ng Diyos ng batikang Batangueñong kompositor na si Augusto Espino.
Si G. Rafael Aquino Hagos ang naging tagapagsanay ng mga mag-aaral.
Pinatingkad din ng taunang Fluvial Parafa ang pagdiriwang kung saan ipinakita ang tradisyunal na pagbibigay tanaw sa Mahal na Poong Sto. Niño at Sta. Cruz.
Kinilala naman ng National Commission for Culture and Arts ang pagpapahalagang ginagawa ng mga taga-lungsod ng Batangas.
– Jon Mikael Ales
“Whatever I get, I know it is God’s plan, so I will just accept it,” uttered the Bridgetine Math Wizard before the awarding ceremony commenced.
Ethan Lestat Tiongson, a grade 6 pupil, reaped the bronze medal in the 12th International Mathematics Competition held in the Institute of Technical Education Ang Mo Kio, Singapore, July 29 – 31.
The Philippine team where Tiongson is a member is composed of 363 delegates from the elementary and junior high school division. The Philippine team brought home 26 gold none of which were from Upper Primary, 50 silver and 132 bronze medals. The Philippines emerged as the most bemedaled country in the said competition with 208 medals and 120 merit awards.
More than 1000 students from 12 countries participated in the competition including China, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Singapore.
Tiongson followed the footsteps of a fellow Bridgetine, Mark Ranielle Cueto who also won in the IMC. Like Cueto, Tiongson had undergone three stages of training which were facilitated by Mathematics Trainers Guild. The first in the Mathematical Challenge for Filipino Kids Training Program (MCFKTP), which took place over 12 Saturdays and was held in Tanauan City. Tiongson bagged the 3rd honors in the said program. He also attended the Young Mathematicians’ In-House Intensive Training Program for further scrutiny. Finally, the student attended the Mathematics Olympiad Summer Training Program at Hope Christian School in Manila for further training.
Meanwhile, Lara Athena F. Recuenco, a grade 3 pupil was also a recipient of merit award in the International Mathematics Challenge Wizards in Bangkok Thailand, July 20 – 24.
– Ethan Lestat Tiongson
At 8:50 a.m., a short ringing of the bell, followed by a long one was heard all over the campus, October 12. After the last sound of the bell, Bridgetines hurriedly flocked to the Julian Pastor’s Field, the designated evacuation area for the elementary and high school pupils.
The City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) together with representatives from Department of Education (DepED), Public Information Office (PIO), City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) scrutinized the emergency drill conducted.
During the conference, Mr. Rodrigo Dela Roca, head of the CDRMMO, said it was the most organized drill that was conducted among schools. However, he pointed out the following areas to be improved: reporting system, coordination with local units, the role of communication with local units, the role of communication officer, provision of bulletin board for reports and procurement of spine board, first aid kit for rescuers, spleen and brace neck. EARTHQUAKE DRILL TURNS INTO REAL
The conference was not yet over when the evacuation committee and the visiting team were alarmed by a group of junior high school students going down in haste. There was an earthquake. The emergency evacuation committee once again moved to do their respective assignments. Everybody was able to evacuate the building. A few had minor injuries while others experienced motion sickness.
According to reports, the intensity of the earthquake was 4.5 in Abra de Ilog, Mindoro and 5.2 in Tingloy, Batangas City.
– WAN JANELA BAUTISTA
To every Bridgetine , 3 PM is a sacred time devoted for Divine Mercy prayer. But starting August 25, the day the school president’s memorandum No.8 was released, 3 PM is also a time for Bridgetines to show their opposition to the consistent surge in number of extrajudicial killings.
At 3 PM while the bell is ringing, the SBC community in unison with the members of the Association of Major Religious Superiors (AMRS) in the Philippines, stops to pray and offer a moment of silence to show its support to the stand of AMRS on extrajudicial killings.
In the official statement released by AMRS, their members acknowledged their active role in being a visible and a prophetic voice in participating in social life, in working for the common good.
As stated, “It is this role that we exercise when we look around at what has been happening in our country in these past two months: we have seen a consistent surge in the number of extrajudicial killings, now about a thousand and counting. Most of these deaths are related to the problem of illegal drugs – alleged drug pushers or users being put to death in the name of “vigilante” justice, but all these bereft of warrant of arrest or proof of guilt. “
Through they support the government crusade against the very serious problem of illegal drugs in the country, they are alarmed at the continued extrajudicial killings which seem to go unchecked, without trial or investigation.
They stressed that the silence of the government, groups and majority of the people in the face of these killings leads to a culture of impunity. Adding that evil prospers where good men are silent.
This they end their official statement, “As religious and consecrated persons, we believe in the sacredness of human like because its Author is God and that no one has the right to take the life of anyone except God.” We also believe that in the government of the state, the wheels of justice should take their course following the proper procedure within the bounds of the law.
– Rob Jared Viceral
– PHOTO BY: L.LAROSA