With the theme, “SPOTLIGHT: Expressing Gratitude. Affirming Achievements. Celebrating Success.”, St. Bridget College community, together with the Religious of the Good Shepherd sisters, partners, and collaborators, gathered for the Year-End Assembly, at the SBC Manuela Q. Pastor Auditorium, Batangas City, July 7, 2023.

The program featured presentations which highlighted the accomplishments and achievements of the institution, departments, and offices.

In the welcome message of Sr. Ma. Añanita Borbon, RGS, College President, she emphasized the significance of the event in realizing the KPI leadership and management approach of keeping people informed, keeping people inspired, keeping people interested, and keeping people involved.

In the presentation of reports, Mrs. Bernadette I. Manalo, IBED principal; Dr. Dolores Borras, SHS principal; and Dr. Amor L. Borbon, college dean, shared the accomplishments of Integrated Basic Education, Senior High School, and college departments, respectively.

Afterwards, partner agencies and collaborators were recognized for their significant contribution through the time, efforts, skills, and resources they share with the institution. Among the partners which were awarded with plaque of appreciation were Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company, Phoenix Publishing House, Rex Bookstore, PPG Construction Corporation, Asian Vision, Batangas Seal Security & Investigation Service, Blueberry Eleven, Inc., Midtown Printing Co, Inc., Global Technological Innovation, and International Organization of Educators & Researchers (IOER).

Members of the Board of Trustees (BOT), SBC parent representatives, as well as SBC Alumni Association were also recognized during the event.

Dr. Norma Blanco, BOT member, delivered her message emphasizing gratitude for being part of the event and having the opportunity to personally listen to the reports and grace the event.

Other members of the Executive Committee (EXECOM) also presented their accomplishment reports. Mrs. Grace Lorraine Pelingon, Human Resource Management Development Officer (HRMDO); Dr. Imelda Vergara, Institutional Research, Planning, and Publications and Data Privacy Officer (IRPPO/DPO); and Mr. Ryan Gamboa, Institutional Technology Management Service Officer, presented the reports of their respective offices.

This was followed by the recognition of lay mission partners who rendered dedicated service to the institution for 27 to 31 years. They were awarded with certificates of appreciation, tokens, and cash gifts. The awardees were Mr. Dominador M. Dimaano, Ms. Leoncia C. Catapang, Mrs. Maria Anabel S. Arellano, Mrs. Josefina I. Montalbo, Dr. Amor L. Borbon, Mr. Gilbert M. Manalo, Mrs. Irene F. Fetalvero, Mrs. Maila R. Buhat, Dr. Imelda B. Vergara, Mrs. Monina P. Gato, Mrs. Nora P. Cabatay, Mrs. Jovita M. Lualhati, Mrs. Bernadette I. Manalo, Mrs. Gemma M. Manalo, Mrs. Agnes I. Casao, Mrs. Melba P. Comendador, Mrs. Evangeline S. Faigmane, and Mrs. Maria Socorro M. Lalap.

Aside from accomplishment reports, other topics relevant to the updates and operations in the institution were also presented.

Dr. Vergara shared the Institutional Development Programs for SY 2022-2025, and the department heads discussed three concept papers. Dr. Borbon presented about the Wellness and Fitness Center; Dr. Borras tackled Professional and Lifelong Center; and Mrs. Manalo presented about SBC Tutorial Services Center.

Following the said presentation was the recognition of the second batch of service awardees. Those who have faithfully served the institution for 32 to 41 years were also given certificates of recognition, tokens, and cash gifts. They were Mrs. Eugenia Marites D. Quinio, Mrs. Marissa C. Agtay,  Mrs. Pauline P. Marasigan, Mrs. Ma. Loida R. Fabregas, Ms. Lea A. Flores, Mrs. Julieta D. Macalalad, Mrs. Maria Isabel P. Tolentino, Mrs. Julieta R. Medrano, and Mrs. Fe Carolina R. Aclan.

In the message of gratitude that Mrs. Lisa Laroza, IBED faculty, delivered, she thanked the entire Bridgetine community, the RGS sisters, and everyone who played a significant role in contributing to the success of SY 2022-2023.

In her closing message, Mrs. Fe Carolina Aclan, IBED staff and 41 years of service awardee, expressed gratitude and appreciation to the institution and the Religious of the Good Shepherd sisters for her wonderful and meaningful stay in the institution.

In the last part of the program, Sr. Anya shared what she envisions for the Bridgetine community as she emphasized “Sustainability and Accountability through Professionalism and Strengthened Systems in all levels for Quality Service.”

During the program, the SBC Faculty Choir and Performing Arts Office talents rendered song and dance performances to entertain the audience.

Capping off the assembly was the celebration of the Holy Eucharist with Rev. Fr. Erwin Aguilar, as mass presider. In his homily, he emphasized the attitude of gratitude which involves recognizing and affirming one’s blessings, sharing them with others, and expressing gratitude and appreciation for them.

After the mass, the assembly participants gathered for dinner at the SBC Multi-Purpose Hall.

By: Dr. Imelda B. Vergara
Institutional Research, Planning, and Publications Officer