The Batch boots legacy in 69th commencement exercises

“This is gonna be the best day of my life.” Batch 2017 known as “The Batch” kindle the fire of love and thanksgiving during the 69th Commencement Exercises highlighting “Bridgetines Building Communion of Communities” held at Manuela Q. Pastor Auditorium, St. Bridget College, April 21.

“To our graduates, you have to remember that this is not only graduation. This is a commencement exercise. We are just starting a new chapter of our lives. Now, you have to let your light shine. This means our study doesn’t stop today. We have to study until the very end of our life,” said by Hon. Hermilando I. Mandanas, governor of the province of Batangas, an alumnus, as he gave his message to the graduates.

“In addition to our study, it is to pray. That is one advantage that we have as students of this institution. We should not be embarrassed. We should show the people that it is really something the we need,” he added.

The program lauded the rosters of awardees for academic and non-academic awards.

The rosters of awardees for Academic Achievement were: Bryan Arvin C. Jacob, Debbie S. Almarez, Aira Christina U. Zafra, all BSEd4; and Isidro M. Bayeta, BEEd4, emerged as Cum Laude.

On the other hand, Ranie L. Alcantara, BEEd4, and Debbie S. Almarez, BSEd4, Merited a medal for SBC Bayanihan Award for their active participation in extra-curricular activities. Bryan Arvin Acob, Jonathan Perez,  both BSEd4; Isidro M. Bayeta,  BEEd4; Loren Marie Atienza, BSSW4; and Reynan A. Balmes, BSIT4, received certificates.

The medal for SBC Leadership Award was given to Debbie S. Almarez, BSEd4, for her consistent and responsible leadership in school activities. Moreover, Bryan Arvin C. Jacob, BSEd4; and Ranie Alcantara, BEEd4, received certificates.

Meanwhile, Bryan Arvin C. Acob, BSEd4; and Ranie L. Alcantara, BEEd4, bagged certicate for St. John Eudes Award for their consistent rendering of generous and dedicated service. Also, Sharlene A. Godoy, BEEd4, was awarded a certificate of St. Mary Euphrasia award.


The Senior High School level of St. Bridget College held the first-ever STEM Week. This was facilitated by the STEM club, the Logical Analytical Medical Bridgetines, February 7-10, 2017. The celebration featured activities aimed at substantiating the theme: Catalyst of Change for Future Inventions and Innovations.


  Various contests were held throughout the week: Math Exhibit, Quiz Bee, Amazing Race, and Science fair. The Math exhibit was held in Rooms 102-103 of the Senior Highschool Building. It was in display for the whole week and was visited by several Junior High school and Grade school students. The Quiz Bee was held on February 9, 2017 in the Gymnasium. The quiz was all about General Science and Mathematics. The Amazing Race was held in the parameters of the Senior High school and was participated by chosen STEM students. This event was held on February 8, 2017. The Science fair was the highlight of the week and was held in the Gymnasium on February 10, 2017. Each class presented a class yell that was in line with their inventions. There were also presenters for each invention.

unspecified-5   STEM 1 students Zhantelle Austria, Gerome Chavez, and Jillien Aguda emerged as winners for the General Math and Science Quiz bee, followed by Isaiah Balani, EJ Reyes, and Francis Santiago of STEM 2 and Denise Nicole Cruzat, Angela Denise Cantos, and Ricardo Mendoza III of STEM 4. For the Amazing Race the winners were the Engineering group of STEM 4 and Medical group of STEM 5. The Math Exhibit contest was dominated by STEM 5 students with their Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry and Noah’s Ark themed park bagging the first place and the third place respectively.

Students from STEM 1 garnered the second place with their Twin Tower: Reimagined. During the Science Fair, STEM 3, STEM 4, and STEM 1 were the adjudged winners for Class presentation. STEM 3 and HUMSS got the best presentation award and STEM 1 and STEM 4 tied in third place. STEM 1 won the People’s Choice award. Meantime, STEM 4 reaped first place for Best Product with their Sustainable Purifying Air Machine (S.P.A.M.) invention, followed by STEM 1 with their Dual Hydropower Turbine, and ABM 1 with their Drug Identifier and Scanner for Conditioning and Optimizing Machine (DISCOM).

-Diane Ernabel C. Añonuevo

STEM Exhibit

2017 National Women’s Month Celebration

2017 THEME

In his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Rodrigo Roa Duterte directed “all agencies, oversight bodies and local government units down to the barangay level to fully implement the Magna Carta of Women.” This is to ensure that man and woman will be partners in the pursuit of the country’s economic, social, cultural and political developments. This pursuit of development under the new administration is also anchored on the commitment of “Malasakit at Pagbabago” or True Compassion and Real Change. Thus, the first National Women’s Month Celebration under the new leadership will focus on these key foundations: partnership for change and full implementation of the Magna Carta of Women (Republic Act 9710), captured through the theme: “WE Make Change Work for Women.”

Elements of the theme
WE stands for Women’ Empowerment – empowering women enables them to confidently and meaningfully engage with appropriate institutions to ensure that they contribute to and benefit from development and changes. Thus, women’s empowerment will make the change that we are espousing or any development effort responsive of women’s concerns.
Make Change Work = MCW = Magna Carta of Women – making change work for women necessitates strengthening the implementation of the MCW at all levels. It means putting in place functional mechanisms as well as implementing and making known to citizens, programs and services that address strategic gender needs of women.
Change – also means Compassionate and Harmonized Actions and Networks for Gender Equality.
We / us or “kami / tayo” in Filipino – who is going to pave the way for an enabling environment for women to be empowered? Who is going to ensure that the MCW is implemented at all levels? Who is going to make change work for women? It all of us, in our various capacities whether as government officials and employees, members of the private sector, the academe, non-government organizations, or as private individuals can be partners for a change that is gender-responsive. It emphasizes our collective effort, collaboration and participation to ensure that women will not be left behind in the pursuit of change.
The theme emphasizes that women should be active drivers in bringing about positive changes, and that they should also reap from development efforts. This can be made possible by empowering women – enabling them to meaningfully engage with other development stakeholders, and by fully implementing the MCW.


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SBC Celebrates 104th founding anniversary

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.

SHS Laboratory

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Scribes triumph in DSPC 2016

   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

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