DPSC conducts Disaster Preparedness Seminar

You are warned. Be prepared!

As a sign of support to the national disaster consciousness month campaign of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, Daop-Palad Student Council (DPSC) conducted a seminar on disaster preparedness at St. Bridget College, College Department, Multi-Purpose Hall, July 22.

With the theme “Kahandaan at Pagtugon sa Sakuna, Tungkulin ng Bawat Isa,” Mr. Rodrigo Dela Roca, RSW, Head of City Risk Reduction Management Office, guest speaker, stressed the importance of being prepared during disaster.

“We are members of our own family. As the smallest unit in the society, every family should be responsible in ensuring that all members are safe. Because when every family is prepared, the risk of losing too many lives would be lessened,” said Mr. Dela Roca.

According to him, disasters and calamities are still major problems in acquiring a safe and resilient community in our country because we are experiencing several natural and man-made environmental disturbances.

Moreover, he enumerated the safety measures to be done before, during and after if the disaster occurs. He also elaborated the disasters  and calamities which usually hit our country explained the do’s and don’ts towards the occurence of those disasters and calamities.

“Our lives are still at risk. However, being alert and prepared are just some of the many simple ways on how we can prevent numerous loss and great damages. Always remember, our safety lies on our own hands. So now that you are warned, you should be prepared and save your life,”  he concluded.

The seminar ended with an open forum.

John Rey Banlasan, BSED2, served as the master of the ceremony.

– Donavie Vergara, BSED3

Bridgetines offer tribute to teachers

“Guro, kabalikat sa pagbabago.”

Bridgetines joined the world in honoring those who are in the teaching profession, acknowledging the roles of the teachers in building the society, revitalizing the image of and respect for teaching as a vocation, and expressing gratitude for the positive influences of teachers during the celebration of World Teachers’ Day held at St. Bridget College, Batangas City. October 7.

All administrators, faculty and staff in the entire institution joined the celebration. They were divided in assigned departments and clubs whereas the student body prepared various activities, surprises, and presentations as part of the tribute.

The administrators, faculty and staff assigned to the College Department were Sr. Mary Bernadette Guzman, RGS, Ph. D. School President, Sr. Mary Rose Ababao, RGS, Alumni Officer, Sr. Mary Clare Leones, RGS, Guidance Counselor of College Department, Dr. Dolores Borras, IRPPO,  Mr. Amado Hagos Jr. PAO director, Mrs. Rosana Bagon, Principal of IBED, Mrs. Ma. Socorro Lalap, Assistant Principal of IBED, Dr. Marites Olea, FEC Moderator, Engr. Leonardo B. Pedraja, KABAN Moderator, Ms. Monica Abaya, SGPP Moderator, Mr. Ace Gutierres, BYTES Moderator, Mrs. Jesabel Medina, Assistant Principal of IBED, Mrs. M. Visitacion Barcebal, Mr. Elmer Cueto, and Mrs. Lily Panganiban, Maintenance.

Moreover, they played various games organized by each major club of the College Department. Future Educators’ Club (FEC) directed a game of charades; Bridgetines Young Information Technology Society (BYTES) supervised “Siomai, Siopao, Suman Relay”; Sangguniang Gabay sa Panlipunang Paglilingkod, (SGPP), conducted “Salitao”; and Knowledgeable Artisans for Business and Network (KABAN) introduced the game “Habulin mo ang Buntot ko.”

Another highlight of the said event was the giving of gifts and roses for the teachers by the Leader Shepherds as they danced with the music of Tanghalan ng Lahi (TALA) Sessionistas.

Aena Kimberly Fortu and Christine Untalan both BSED2 served as the masters of ceremony.

-Romo D. Sanvictores BSED3


Bridgetines, nag-uwi ng karangalan sa Int’l Math Competitions

Nag-uwi ng karangalan para sa bansa sina Ethan Lestat Tiongson at Lara Athena Recuenco na nakipagtagisan ng galing sa Mathematika sa mga bansang Singapore at Thailand.

Nasungkit ni Ethan Tiongson ang tansong medalya sa 12th IMC na ginanap sa Singapore, Hulyo 29-Agosto 1. Samantala si Lara naman ay tinanghal na merit awardee sa Thailand, Hulyo 20-24.

Ayon sa Mathematics Trainer’s Guild of the Philippines (MTG), and samahan na humuhubog sa mga Pinoy Math wizards, layunin ng mga ganitong kompetisyon na ipaalam sa mga kabataan ang kahalagahan ng Mathematics.

Ang koponan ng Pilipinas ay sumailalim sa iba’t ibang mga pagsasanay. Ang unang libel ay Mathematical Challenge for Filipino Kids Training Program (MCFKTP) na ginanap sa Tanauan City sa loob ng 12 linggo kung saan nagwagi si Tiongson ng ikatlong pwesto. Sunod sa libel naman ang (YMIITP) na ginanap sa Grand Opera Hotel sa lungsod ng Maynila kung saan ang nasabing pagsasanay ay lalo pang nagpahusay sa dalawang Math wizards.

Hindi rin nila pinalampas ang mga pagsasanay sa Mathematics Olympiad Summer Training Program (MOSTP) sa Hope Christian High School sa lungsod ng Maynila.

Tinanghal na overall champion ang Pilipinas sa ginanap na 12th International Mathematics Competition sa Singapore. Nakuha ng Pilipinas ang 26 na ginto, 50 pilak at 132 bronze.

Labindalawang bansa ang lumahok sa nasabing patimpalak na ito para sa mga estudyante ng elementarya at sekondarya. Pumangalawa ang China na nakakuha ng 196 na medalya, ikatlo ang Singapore na may 123 medalya, ikaapat ang Vietnam na may 82 medalya, at panlima ang Taiwan na may 71 medalya. Ang iba pang mga bansang nakipagtagisan ng galing ay mula sa South Korea, Iran, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Laos, at Hongkong.

Habang ang iba namang mga bansang lumahok sa International Mathematics Wizard Challenge sa Thailand ay mula sa India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hongkong, Macau, at Vietnam.

Dahil dito, binigyan ng pagkilala ng city council sa pangunguna ni Mayor Beverly Rose Dimacuha sina Tiongson at Recuenco dahil sa pagdadala ng karangalan sa lungsod at sa bansa.

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

Ignite solidarity in fulfilling the mission-Mrs. Manalo

Dream. Inspire. Explore

Mrs. Bernadette I. Manalo, new college dean, as she delivers her speech highlighting her hopes and dreams for the college department.

“To become a college dean is both a privilege and responsibility. Additionally, I strongly urge everyone to continue looking out to the needs and challenges of our community.

   We should press forward in the mission of education fostering competent and compassionate persons of integrity. We will work collaboratively to fulfill this mission especially in the realization of our desired outcomes in the college community”.

Mrs. Bernadette I. Manalo, college dean, professed to Sibul staff about her vision for the college department this first semester of service.

“We will uphold our desire to promote women, justice, peace and integrity of creation (WJPIC), the thrust of our institution. Moreover, we will enrich extra-curricular activities to exercise solidarity and unity.”

Meanwhile, she reiterated the development of the college department in ensuring conducive learning environment and outstanding services.

“We are rooting for quality education that our collegiate deserve. The full adoption and implementation of outcomes-based education in all programs in the college department is on process.”

“Also we are improving our facilities. Our newly renovated Registrar’s office will always be available to serve you better. You are now comfortable studying in air-conditioned and newly painted classrooms.”

Aside from those, Mrs. Manalo is looking forward for more activities and programs in all courses especially under the Education and Social Work programs. Maintaining academic feat for licensure examinations is part of the legacy.

Furthermore, she envisioned to provide courses which are service-related and in-demand globally. According to her, this will provide strong marketing and promotion for the college department.

Mrs. Manalo shared this as she thanked the collective effort of the administration especially the support of the Religious of the Good Shepherd (RGS) sisters to grant those blessings.

“It is nice to be back. Actually, becoming a dean means serving and it’s always both an honor and pleasure for me. I am glad because of so many blessings that we received in the beginning of the semester. It is indeed a milestone to be treasured.”

Thus, she expressed her support to the curriculum stakeholders about future activities like seminars, training, and workshops for students to gain experiences relevant in their future career.

“To our college faculty, staff and students, join me in this journey. Together, let us continue to dream, walk, and work with camaraderie. Our mission has just begun, but with your support and dedication we will surely achieve our vision for the college department. May Jesus shine through us,” she ended.

-Romo D. Sanvictores BSED3

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