Integrity, Proactivity, Humility, Objectivity, Nobility and Excellence
are the principles of leaders with character as discussed during the LS
Leadership Training held at Villa Marines Resort, Ibaan, Batangas last
September 14, 2019.
With the theme “iLead: SBC “Shepherd, Believe, Collaborate” the guest
facilitator, Nelberth Magbanua, organized series of discussions and activities
that united and strengthened the leadership skills of the leader shepherds. The
program started with an ice breaker “Walk and Stop” that highlighted the
questions “What is leadership?” and “Who is the great leader you have known?”.
The activity highlighted self-leadership, character and personality, principles
of a good leader and the essence of IPHONE.
“It was leading oneself first before going our and leading others. It was an inside out leadership that starts within you before sharing it to you constituents.” – Nelberth Magbanua The event also paved way to planning of activities for the present school year and team building activities which strengthened the bond of the Leader Shepherds.
Depicting the richness of Filipino literary culture
and outlining the brilliant life of Jose Corazon De Jesus, the Cultural Center
of the Philippines (CCP) presented the Balagtasan Play “Ang Pagbabalik-Tanaw sa Unang Hari ng Balagtasan” at the Manuela
Q. Pastor Auditorium, St. Bridget College, Batangas City, August 14.
Atty. Sylvia M. Marasigan, chief of the Provincial
Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office, stressed in her opening remarks that
Batangeños are devoted to the art of De Jesus, Balagtasan. In addition to that,
she stated that the audience are privileged to witness the play, not only
because it is for free, but also it is the first time for CCP to present
outside their center.
The event highlighted the Balagtasan piece of Bulaklak ng Lahing Kalinis-linisan, in
which the actors mixed modern lines and actions. The play also showcased
various masterpieces of Jose Corazon de Jesus, popularly known as “Huseng Batute” such as poems like Pakpak, Pakiusap, Dalagang Pilipina, Isang
Punong Kahoy and Ang Pamana. Additionally,
songs, music and speeches like Arimunding-mundin,
Manggagawa, Anak ng Dalita, Aking Bayan, Madaling Araw and Bayan Ko were also exhibited during the
The event ended with a remark by Jose Antonio S. Leviste II, Vice
Governor of Batangas, wherein he emphasized that there is no better way to
promote language than to appreciate it.
The play was organized by the Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs
Office in partnership with St. Bridget College, Rotary Club of Downtown City, Samahang Batangueña, Batangas Medical
Society. The event was hosted by multi-awarded performers and artists, Vim
Nadera and Elle Velasco.
With the aim of uplifting the spirit and showcasing
the talents of college Bridgetines, St. Bridget College, College Department
celebrated the annual “Pagdiriwang ng
Nasyonalismo” at the SBC Gymnasium, August 28.
Integrating the theme “Wikang Katutubo: Tungo sa Bansang Filipino”, College Department
conducted three talent competitions namely, Paligsahan
sa OPM (Duet), Paligsahan sa Kundiman (Solo), and Paligsahan sa Spoken
Work Poetrywhich promoted
patriotism and nationalism among students.
BSSW dominated the talent competitions garnering 2
out of 3 golds. Adrian Zoleta and Camille Bianzon were victorious in Paligsahan sa OPM, and Alysha Paula
Marticio was hailed as champion in “Paligsahan
sa Kundiman”. Meanwhile, BSED grabbed the remaining gold as Erika Lairie
Balmes topped the Spoken Word Poetry Competition.
Moreover, proving that Bridgetines excel also in vocal
and kinesthetic fields, TaLa singers and dancers showcased their capacities
through performing Kundiman and Alitaptap folk dance which both
clutched award during the Patimapalak
Parangal para kay Apolinario
Mabinilast July 2019.
A set of Palarong Pinoy was conducted in the
afternoon which was participated both by faculty members and studens.
Armored with pen and paper, Sibul, the official campus
publication of St. Bridget College, College Department held its annual
journalism seminar-workshop at 102 SJE Building
last August 23.
With the aim to continuously hone skills of Sibul journalists
on news and feature writing, Jerick Ramos, the guest speaker, highlighted the
importance of strong will and determination for the success of the publication.
The training highlighted guidelines and tips
regarding how news and feature articles should be written which will bring
effectivity and interest to the readers. “It is not a necessity that you are
born, and you came strong. What’s necessary is you never stopped learning and
giving your best until from being underdog, you were able to give life to your
publication and fight for what you believe is the truth”, Ramos stated.
According to Ramos, it is important to connect the
written piece of the writer to the intended readers of the articles. For
feature writing, he pointed out that it arises from non-sensible things and
that what makes it interesting is the impact given to the readers by the
emotions packed by the writer in his article.
Meanwhile, he also emphasized that news articles must be strong,
powerful, factual and straight to the point at the same time.
emphasize data privacy and ethics on research writing and publication, SHS
Department facilitated a seminar with Dr. Jake M. Laguador, Center for
Research, Innovation & Data Management Director as the speaker. This was
held at the SBC- Manuela Q Pastor auditorium, July 29.
The speaker stressed that students are vulnerable when it comes to privacy that they tend to expose too much private information online. The seminar aimed to address the concerns about data information and privacy management among senior student-researchers. The seminar was also joined by the faculty from the IBEd and College departments. The seminar was made possible by the research advisers, Mr. Lander Joseph Ilagan and Mrs. Mellany Joy Panganiban.
Through the initiative of the Service Club, SHS Department held a three-day prayer service to commemorate St Mary Euphrasia’s feast day, July 29 – 31.
There was a series of prayers and songs of praise together with offering of roses for SME. This was facilitated and participated by the student body. With the activity, they brought back in to their hearts the teachings and zeal of St. Mary Euphrasia.
The freshmen students
entered a new chapter of their lives as the Senior High School (SHS) Level of
St. Bridget College (SBC) welcomed them with warm approach through the conduct
of Pamana 2019. This is an annual activity done by the upperclassmen to
officially and gladly receive the new set of learners. The activity was held at
the SBC College Lawn, June 17.
With the theme “Stay
Hype in Mission, Seniors!”, the SHS level prepared various activities which
started with a prayer service and a symbolic candle lighting ceremony, wherein
the Grade 12 students lit candles and passed them to the Grade 11 students of
their former sections.
Moreover, Dr. Dolores
Borras, the SHS Principal, welcomed everyone for the new school year with her
opening remarks. The hype was built as
the hosts of the ceremony, Mr. Llander Joseph Illagan and Ms. Jonalyn Ortiz
called each section for their own cheer to channel their energy and excitement.
The welcoming rite
was concluded with the Grade 12 students giving their ‘’pamana’’, a customized
ballpen to the new batch.
Moreover, a general
orientation took place at the Manuela Q. Pastor Auditorium the following day,
June 18. It started off with a quick introduction of the SHS administration,
faculty and staff, and was followed by an overview of SHS Level as part of the K to 12 Curriculum, as presented
by Dr. Dolores Borras.
Afterwards, Mrs. Grace Lorraine Pelingon, School’s Guidance Counselor and Mrs. Julieta Medrano, the Registrar gave “fast talks” regarding the services offered by their respective offices. The functions, rules, and services regarding the use of library was discussed by Mrs. Marissa Agtay, the SHS and College Level Chief Librarian. Furthermore, the orientation was concluded by Mrs. Geraldine Vergara, Prefect of Discipline as she gave a final discussion on the students’ behavior and the rules and regulation of the SHS Level.
Linkages to professional research and internationalization are St. Bridget College’s (SBC) next goals to fulfill after having realizing its dream of holding a research forum, July 12, 2019.
“It is a
beginning step to enrich the culture of research in our institution, to give
importance not only in the higher education but also in basic education, “ SBC
President Sr. Mary Clare Bagot, RGS, said in her opening remarks for SBC’s 1st
Research Forum: Strengthening Research Endeavors and Opportunities across
Disciplines held at Mary Dominica Function Hall, SME Building.
Eight groups from the college department presented their researches with topics including assessment of student services program, faculty development needs, and college readiness of the 1st Year College Students. Studies on the implementation of gender mainstreaming and multicultural education in the institution were also shared during the event.
Dr. Imelda B.
Vergara, Mrs. Lea Abacan, and Dr. Amor L. Borbon presented their individual
researches on Synergy in trifold functions of higher education institutions,
role of religion on the ecological awareness among the students of the institution,
and Outcomes-based Education, respectively.
“It’s a great initiative from the college department for the institution,” Abacan said. It is indeed, she added, the glory which is still “ours.’ Students and faculty researchers all aim for possible engagement in inter-school research for linkages to professional research organizations and internationalization. “The synergy… working together should be evident not only in this event. We hope that we can collectively utilize these researches for they would be a wonderful contribution to our institution,” Vergara said.
Facing the expectant new parents of the Integrated Basic
Education Department, SBC School president, Sr. Mary Clare Bagot, RGS, revealed
projects for the year during the orientation of new parents at SBC Manuela Q.
Pastor Auditorium, June 19.
After extending her warm welcome to parents of Pre-Kinder
pupils, Grade 7 students and transferees, Sr. Clare shared the developments in
the facilities of the school.
“With regards to facilities, we tried to meet the demands
of our students and mission partners. The renovation and extension of the
gymnasium started in April 2019 with the target project completion of three
months, “ Sr. Clare shared to the parents.
She also announced the buy out of the canteen and its turnover
on April 16, 2019. Furthermore, she said that food carts will be placed in the
upper area of the canteen to decongest the students during recess and lunch
“The extension of the canteen at the back of Mary Victory
building will provide more eating place for all,” she added.
Aside from these two ongoing projects, she also announced
that SBC Bookstore will also be put up in order to centralize the selling of
the school’s merchandise like school supplies, P.E. and school uniforms.
After the message of the school president, Mrs. Rossana
Bagon, IBED principal also presented the vision and mission of the school and
explained its connection to the existing policies and activities of the
department. She emphasized that as a Catholic evangelizing educational
institution, SBC aims to develop ideal Bridgetines who excel academically and ready
to be men and women for others.
Mrs. Jesabel Medina, assistant principal, discussed the
existing curriculum and assessment in the IBED. She shared to the parents that
SBC offers an enriched K to 12 curriculum with the following offerings:
Christian Living and Values Education subject, add on competencies, special
programs like Independent Reading Program (IRP) and Mathscore, robotics,
computer an specialized TLE courses for Grades 9 and 10. Mr. Noel Bathan of Scholastics, provider of
IRP and Ms. Algilyn Dolotina of Mathscore, explained the benefits of their
Mrs. Grace Lorraine Pelingon, head of the guidance office, gave an overview of the guidance program while Mrs. Julieta Macalalad, Student Activity Program Coordinator, presented the existing clubs for this school year.
Institutional Culture and Arts Program and Repertory Brigid entertained the new parents in their respective production numbers.
Second batch of the Senior High School Level shine in their 2nd Commencement Exercises with the theme “Bridgetine in Mission: Beloved, Gifted, Empowered” held at the SBC Manuela Q. Pastor Auditorium, April 16.
319 candidates for graduation were welcomed as they marched down the aisle followed by the SBC SHS Faculty, staff, maintenance, SBC Administrators, and the Religious of the Good Shepherd (RGS) sisters.
Fr. Randy Marquez, OSJ presided the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and also
blessed the candidates for graduation, their diplomas, and their awards.
While the entrance of colors was executed by select Grade 11 students followed by the singing of the National Anthem.
of candidates for graduation was performed by Dr. Dolores D. Borras, SHS
Principal and was followed by the confirmation of graduates carried out by Dr.
Victoria G. Fababier, School Governance and Operation Division Chief from the
Department of Education.
Afterwards, the graduates were given their diploma, the fruit of their labor during their SHS years as they were presented by their respective strand coordinator, Mr. Angelito Jareño for the Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS) strand, Mrs. Grace Contreras for the Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM) strand, and Ms. Daisy Aguda for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) strand. Moreover, students who contributed in promoting excellence in various fields and who worked tirelessly to win and garner honors for the school were acknowledged during the conferring of the Non-Academic awards such as Social Apostolate Award, Leadership Award, Participation in School Affairs, Institutional Culture and Arts Program(ICAP) Award of Merit and Cultural Leadership Award. There were presented by the Student Affairs Coordinator, Mrs. Geraldine Vergara and were given by Sr. Mary Clare Bagot, RGS, the School President together with Dr. Dolores D. Borras. The awardees were accompanied by their parents/guardians in receiving their respective awards.
Excellence Awards were also handed over to graduates who have attained the required
proficiency and have maintained high scholastic performance. The said awards
include Math Achiever Award, Science Achiever Award, Best in Arts Award, Best
Research Award, Best Innovation Award and Best in Work Immersion.
Furthermore, 92 students received the title of “With Honors” while eight students were awarded with the title of “With High Honors.”
A message of gratitude was delivered by Mark Jolo Mendoza, With High Honors, followed by the oath-taking of the graduates led by Claire Bathan, With High Honors.
Singing of the graduation song came next along with the induction of the graduates as new member of the St. Bridget College Alumni Association (SBCAA) which was facilitated by the SBCAA President, Dr. Ana Maria Clara Palacios.
Before leaving the blue gate, SBC hymn was sung by the graduates that was succeeded by the exit of colors and the recessional march of the graduates making the end of the celebration.