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

CDRRMO observes emergency drill


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

Bridgetines join TakBokasyon 2016



Every runner, a promoter. Every promoter, a winner.

Aspiring to strengthen spiritual learning and deepen awareness on vacation, Bridgetines joined the fun run for vocation spearheaded by Lipa Archdiocesan Commission on Vaocation (LACOV), held at Batangas Provincial Community Park to Most Holy Trinity Parish, Batangas City, July 30.

The marathon started at around five in the morning and was followed by the awarding ceremony.

“Vocation is one of the most important words that we must understand. If you know that you have the call, then do not be afraid. It is the blessing that must not be taken for granted. Embrace it. Feel it. Pursue it. That call came from God, so grab it. That would lead to the fulfillment of your life,” affirmed Msgr. Rafael Oriondo, Parish Priest of the Most Holy Trinity, in his homily.

The celebration of the Most Holy Eucharist ended the event.

Daop-Palad Student Council (DPSC) officers and the major and minor club presidents represented the college department in the activity.

-Donavie Vergara, BSED3