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JHS Department initiates Mental Health Seminar

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The Junior High School Department initiated a mental health seminar at the Aula Minor which was attended by the Grade 7 faculty and students.

The program started with an Opening Prayer followed by the singing of the National Anthem. The seminar’s guest speaker was Ms. Jovelyn Acuenca, a lecturer from Marinduque State University. She discussed the definition of mental health and its victims, the causes of mental health conditions like stress, hopelessness, etc. Ms. Acuenca also cited a study that males are more prone to certain mental health condition than women. She gave an advice to students to speak up and open up about their struggles. Furthermore, she discussed important preventive measures that will help the students reach out to their relatives/friends who may have mental health conditions. Lastly, she gave a “lifetime advice” for students that: “’Your life is your own masterpiece”.

Grade 12 - Pope John XXIII clinched the Championship.

SHS department holds APAMAGO Hip-Hop Contest

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The Senior High School Department held the APAMAGO Hip-Hop Contest at the Crown Jewel.

The program started with the Vox Dei Chorale singing “Tagumpay Nating Lahat”. There were 13 sections from the various strands of Grade 12 who participated in the said contest. The students cheered for their bets.

Afterwards, the announcement of winners followed. Grade 12 – Pope Pius XII got the 2nd Runner Up. Grade 12 – Pope Gregory I bagged the 1st Runner Up while Grade 12 – Pope John XXIII clinched the Championship, who was given the honor to showcase their winning performance. David Patawaran, President from the Humanities and Social Sciences Council, delivered the Closing Remarks wherein he thanked the SHS department, as well as the faculty, for making the program possible.


Olpindo, Cruz bagged awards from World Mathematics Invitational

Congratulations to Juan Anton Olpindo and Job Cruz for winning the World Mathematics Invitational (WMI) in Japan last July 19, 2019.

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Olpindo, Juan Anton Garcia (Grade 8, Pasig Catholic College);

Cruz, Job Judiel Pasilaban (Grade 4, Pasig Catholic College);

Photo Credit: The College Crusader

College Department hosts Second Encounter with Bishop Vergara

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Due to the success of last year’s Encounter with the Bishop, Most Reverend Mylo Hubert Vergara paid PCCians a visit once again.

The Solemn Mass of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary was presided by the Bishop at the Cor Iesu Auditorium on August 15.

This was followed by an event titled “#SKL (Share Ko Lang).” Similar to last year, #SKL was an opportunity for PCCians to ask Bishop Mylo questions about intriguing topics such as divorce and same-sex relationships. But this year’s twist was that the Bishop also had the chance to ask questions to students. Most Reverend Vergara drew a keyword from a fish bowl and also picked the program from where the answering student will come.

The event ended with the Bishop taking a selfie on stage with the Dean’s Team and College Faculty, and the whole audience in the background. It was hosted by Irish Nicole Lastrella of AB Journalism 2.

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PCC TEC aims Mastery of Research through worthwhile Seminar

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To instill a common understanding of what a quality research is, the PCC Teacher Education Council (TEC) organized a seminar on research writing titled “Research 101: APA 6th Edition” last August 7, 2019 at Rooms 801 A & B of the PCC Centennial Building with Dr. Perlita R. Antonio, the Vice President for Research, Planning, Development, Quality Assurance and Extension of PCC, as the resource speaker.

The seminar was made invitational for other programs to help particularly those who are currently taking up thesis writing course.

Mary Crisselle Sanchez, the emcee, began the program as she made mention of truth as the core of research and God as the Absolute Truth which led everyone to invoke the Holy Spirit through an opening prayer by Kyle Rafaelle Vasallo, Freshman Beadle. Afterwards, Junie Cabantoc, the Council President formally introduced Dr. Antonio as the resource speaker.

Dr. Antonio started by briefly presenting her journey in completing her dissertation as Ph.D. candidate to spark inspiration to every student present at the seminar. She continued with quoting Carol Dweck, PhD, a renowned book author about having a “growth mindset” that sees challenges and failures as learning experiences rather than wasted opportunities and the entire process as inculcating the value of achievement rather than the value of conformity. Dr. Antonio wanted every student to possess growth mindset in conducting research as she went further in the discussion.

The seminar became more informative as Dr. Antonio clarified the difference between the American Psychological Association (APA) format and the Modern Language Association (MLA) format. She stressed that the MLA format is used in the field of Humanities like Literature and Philosophy while the APA format is applied to Social Sciences like Education and Psychology. She then gave an overview of the contents of a thesis paper in APA format and discussed each chapter by showing examples of each part. She made use of video clips to further discuss how a quality research is done as well.

Afterwards, a forum went by for clarifications or inquiries regarding the discussion. Rizza Tolentino, 4th Year BSED- English student, concluded the program by delivering a thanksgiving remarks on behalf of the TEC and the attendees.

The lighted torch - symbol of formal opening of Intramurals

SHS Department Opens Intramurals

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The Senior High School Department formally opened the Intramurals at the Crown Jewel. It was attended by the students and faculty of the said department.

The program started with the presentation of cheer from each strand of Senior High School. Vox Dei Chorale led the singing of Doxology, National Anthem, and patriotic song, “Bayan Ko”. The choir also rendered an intermission number. Claire Salonga, President of the Arts and Design Council, gave the Opening Remarks wherein she discussed the importance of having intramurals as well as integrating the theme of Buwan ng Wika into the said event. Nikolai Evangelista, from Grade 12 – Pope Innocent III, led the Oath of Sportsmanship. The symbolic lighting of torch followed. The program was concluded with an interpretative dance from the Sta. Rosa Vanguards.

Mrs. Victoria Landicho, JHS Principal, gave her Opening Remarks during the ceremony.  Photo credit: The Crusader

JHS Department Conducts Intrams Closing Ceremony

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The Junior High School Department of Pasig Catholic College conducted the Closing and Awarding Ceremony of their Intramurals and Nutrition Month at the Crown Jewel. The program was attended by the students and faculty of the department.

The program started with an Opening Prayer followed by the singing of the National Anthem. Mrs. Victoria Landicho, JHS Principal, gave the Opening Remarks and reiterated the essence and importance of “Intrams”, as it engages the students to become competitive and at the same time, show sportsmanship. She also acknowledged the hardwork of the MAPEH department for organizing the event. The winners from Laro ng Lahi, Sportsfests and Mr. & Ms. Intrams were also announced. Various performances were also showcased by the Best in Talent awardees of the Mr. & Ms. Intrams. Dr. Leovir Quiogue delivered the Closing Remarks wherein he thanked the MAPEH department as well as the students who made the Intrams possible. The program ended with a Closing Prayer led by the Masters of Ceremony of the program.

Women's Basketball division heated up when they tried to steal the ball.

College Department holds “JPIAlympics”

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The Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants of the College Department held their “JPIAlympics” at St. Joseph Gymnasium.

The event started with the Mixed Volleyball division. Team Gian emerged victorius in the game winning 3 sets against Team Cjay. Team Gian won 27-25 and 25-18 in Sets 1 and 2, respectively. Team Cjay won in the third set with 19-25 before Team Gian emerged victorious in the final set with astounding 27-25. The winning team consisted of the following members: Gian Carlo Antiojo, Kathleen Delos Reyes, Jill Colleen Argame, Jericho Legazpi, Emerald Marie Sabrico, Patricia Mae Yulo, Harvey Santos, Kristen Marie Cahilo with Isaac Paulo Llorca as the Most Valuable Player.

In the Men’s Basketball division, Team Kent won after toppling several teams. The winning team members were Angelo Jordan, Jericho Legazpi, Kent Brylle Ruga with Ramon Joshua Tuazon as the Most Valuable Player.

In the Women’s Basketball division, Team Jill emerged victorious in the game. The members of the winning team were Jill Colleen Argame, Denise Justine Galdores, Emerald Marie Sabuco with Patricia Mae Yulo, as the Most Valuable Player.

Meanwhile, in the Mixed Doubles Badminton division, Emerald Marie Sabuco and Christian Jay Ramos emerged as the Champion after defeating Gian Carlo Antiojo and Denise Justine Galdones who got the 1st Runner Up. Harvey Kim Santos and Grace Patricia Teope bagged the 2nd Runner Up.

A short Palarong Pinoy was held after the sportsfest wherein the students of JPIA enjoyed and showcased their competitiveness, skills and sportsmanship. Mrs. Jenny Charanguero, Program Coordinator of Accountancy, supervised the event.


PCC Teacher Education Council meets mga Iskolar ng Bayan

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August 1, 2019 – The Teacher Education Council (TEC) of Pasig Catholic College supervised by the program head, Mrs. Maria Teresa C. Radovan, went to the University of the Philippines-Diliman to have a forum with the UPD College of Education Student Council (UPCED SC) for a benchmarking of best practices and also to identify what and where improvements are called for.

The PCC TEC was warmly welcomed by UPCED SC Chairperson Eugene Solla and University Student Council Eduk Representative Kris Miranda, together with other council officers at Room 106 of the historic Benitez Hall that houses the College of Education. The forum began with the introduction of each council officer from both schools that set a more sociable atmosphere and followed by a simple snack while keeping to know more about each other’s school background.

The forum continued with Mary Crisselle Sanchez, the Senior Beadle of PCC TEC, asking about the various activities the UPCED SC has been conducting. Eugene Solla made mention of Kapihan, an initiative of the council that makes the college facilities available for 24 hours for all teacher education students during “hell weeks” with free coffee and cupcakes to keep themselves awake. Randelle Rama, the Council VP of PCC TEC raised the possibility of the UPCED SC officers being the facilitator of the upcoming Team Building Activity of the PCC TEC in September and the famed Sunken Garden being the venue. Kris Miranda gladly responded, “Of course, yes. We just have to confirm the schedule and program of the activity.” The PCC TEC President Junie Cabantoc also solicited for organizational structure and scheme of the council. What were remarkable with Eugene’s answer were about the Tutorial Assistance Committee or the Tutee Free as they call it, with which they cater students with free tutorial services particularly those who experience academic deficiencies and the Sports and Health Committee that also promotes mental health awareness among students. Afterwards, Junie continued asking for UPCED SC officers’ pieces of advice on how to successfully keep the excellence as a student- leader.

The forum culminated with Mrs. Radovan thanking the UPCED SC for pleasantly accepting the invitation for benchmarking. ”Whatever you have shared with us will surely help not just the council but the college of PCC as well.”, Mrs. Radovan added.


College Department holds Food Fair

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The Young Entrepreneur Society of the College Department of Pasig Catholic College held a Food Fair with the theme of “Pista sa Nayon” coinciding with the celebration of Buwan ng Wika. The fair was participated in by the BS Business Administration (BSBA) and BS Entrepreneurship (BSE) students, professors, staff, and guests

The program started with an opening prayer followed by the singing of the National Anthem. Mr. Carmelito Novicio gave the Opening Remarks wherein he praised the creativity of the students in the food fair. Dr. Ronaldo Poblete gave a short inspirational message to the students. After that, Mrs. Jenny Charanguero, adviser of Young Entrepreneur Society, spearheaded the ribbon-cutting that formally started the food fair. Five judges, including Dr. Leonora Fernandez, Dean of the College Department, evaluated the booths of the participants and their products, as well as their costumes. The participant even presented their yell as well as their products. An intermission number was performed by the band, “GinPom”.

After that, several booths were given awards and recognition. John Dwayne Mater, Jessabel Banlaygas and Jack Villar, from BSE 1, got the Best in Costume award with their “Pamulinawen Festival”-themed booth. Best in Cheer was given to John Benedict Anselmo, Maria Leyson, Joshua Diangson, and Cklien Movilla from BSBA – Marketing Management 2 with their “Papalicious” booth. Joana Carla So, Pia Belle Ramirez (from BSE 1), Kyle Salen, and Gio Calacalsada (from BSE 2) got the Best Regional Feature. The overall Champion were Bianca Sulit, Ashley Leyson, Sophia Felipe, Hannah Ponte, Mariane Antiojo (from BSBA 2) and James Sison (from BSBA 1), who also won given the Best Booth award.