Double Victories for the PCC Crusaders at the PAPRISA Palaro 2018

“Teamwork: The Fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”  – Andrew Carnegie

The PCC Crusaders of the Grade School and High School Departments of Pasig Catholic College handily won the 2018 PAPRISA Basketball Championships held last October 16, 2018 at our own St. Joseph Gym. The double victories for our Teams cement our lofty status as the best private educational institution in the field of basketball in the City of Pasig.

Both our teams displayed complete dominance against their respective rivals. The Elementary troopers demolished their opponents by an average of 40 points, capping their brilliance by walloping The Huckleberry and Friends Learning Center by a score of 64 to 13 in the final game. The Champions were truly a cut above the rest of the participants both in talents and skills. Guiding the players in their triumphs were Coaches Marlon Bandi and Rhonans Sanchez.

While the success of the Little Crusaders was already predicted, it was not the case with the Junior Crusaders who were up against around 24 other contending teams. On the way to the championship, the Junior Crusaders defeated the Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, The Sacred Heart Academy of Pasig, La Immaculada Conception School and Niño Jesus House of Studies. The first encounter with Niño Jesus saw the Crusaders winning by 3 points, proving that they were a worthy opponent not to be taken lightly. They met again for the championship but this time, our cagers completely dominated their rivals to come out on top by 17 points until the final buzzer. Their coaching staff was led by Coach Bong de la Cruz, a former coach of the UST Growling Tigers, Christopher Tiamson and Richard Rosales.

The vision for the school to be the dominant force in basketball in the City of Pasig is slowly being realized. This is all part of the comprehensive basketball program ultimately designed to attract new students to our school. The Head of the Varsity and Enrichment Basketball Camp Programs is the former Chairman of the PBA and Team Manager of the Sta. Lucia Realtors, Mr. Manuel “BUDDY” M. Encarnado (H.S. Batch 1967). He is also currently the General Manager of the NCR Athletic Association, Inc. (NCRAA), which will opening on November 23, 2018 for their 26th Season.



By: Nestor M. Encarnado
      (H.S. Batch 1972)
      Basketball Camp Coordinator


Unsent Letter to Dr. Belen De Jesus

Dr. Ma. Belen B. de Jesus, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Concurrent Dean of the School of Graduate Studies joined our heavenly Father last August 18, 2018 at 3:00 in the afternoon.

Dr. Belen is an inspiration and a guide to everyone. She dedicated herself in developing persons of character and competence. She taught the importance of education and leave lessons in people she encounter. The whole PCC community will surely miss her candid and shrewd way of talking.

Her service is indeed extraordinary and has left its mark in the history of Pasig Catholic College. Through her supervision, PCC has continued to exist with quality service to offer. It is not surprising that before she left, one of her mentee has this to say about her: Ms. Maria Asuncion Marissa Tanangco has written something that appears as an unsent letter to the late VPAA, mentioning how she manifested exemplary care for PCC.


PCC’s 106 years of existence must inspire us to make quality the business of every employee every day. The recent visit was proof that collaboration in our academic community works. We were able to show to our accrediting visitors the capabilities, current functioning, and outputs of PCC School of Graduate Studies in all survey areas, including the faculty, that concerned parties have resolved to fix in preparation for succeeding visits.

The faculty committee members feel fulfilled with our share of humble efforts. Our assignment was started with one simple aim: to perform the best of our ability and knowledge in order to do justice to the excellence in management and supervision and most importantly, genuine caring for PCC that we saw in the person of Dr. Belen De Jesus. In our present posts, the whole process of preparing for the much anticipated visit was a real prized team experience! Interactions and the team spirit turned the challenging responsibilities which we were given into a rewarding and enjoyable experience.

With what we have learned from the past visit, we are looking forward with renewed commitment to efficiency in carrying out better exhibit presentations of our compliance tasks.

From the time that they were ushered to our President’s Office for the courtesy call to the conduct of their team verification, our accreditors were congenial, empathic, and considerate. And in doing their mandate, they were such competent professionals, organized in the proceedings, and precise in their language use in terms of coordinating, verifying, and posing queries to us, staff around.

What may serve our Institution better in forthcoming accreditation visits for other departments could be an orientation on the nature of accreditation. The orientation could help streamline our processes and to synchronize our efforts. It might make a difference in climate when we also prepare our minds and hearts along with our hard evidence for the process of accreditation.

Unsent letter by:

Maria Asuncion Marissa Tanangco

College Faculty

PACUCOA Committee on Faculty Area for SGS Accreditation

August 5, 2018