Students from all departments of Pasig Catholic College were welcomed by the teachers, personnel and administrators to mark the beginning of the new School Year, 2019-2020.
Pasig Catholic College (PCC) welcomed students for the opening of classes for the School Year 2019-2020 on June 17, 2019 at the main campus in Malinao, Pasig City. Teachers, Non-teaching personnel and the President’s Council lined up at the facade to greet the students from Basic Education (BEd) departments as they entered the school grounds. Students enjoyed the warm welcome from the teachers, personnel, and administrators. The administration has formally opened the new theme for this school year: “PCC @ 107: Animating the Youth as Beloved, Gifted and Empowered in Christ’s Mission” together with the unveiling of its logo.
Meanwhile, at the Caniogan campus, the College department formally opened the class with a flag ceremony. Mrs. Leonora Fernandez, Dean of the College Department made an Opening Remark where she challenged the students to persevere in all things. It was followed by the awarding of students who went early to school. Likewise, Mrs. Fernandez rang the bell to formally open the school year.
Pasig Catholic College (PCC) conducted its annual Institutional General Assembly, June 10, 2019 at the Aula Minor. The program started with a mass officiated by the College President, Rev. Fr. Orlindo F. Ordoña. The mass centered on the message of evangelization to the youth with Mary as the guide and Mother of the Church.
After the mass, the Institutional General Assembly proceeded with the introduction of new employees from teaching and non-teaching personnel. Moreover, the achievements and events of PCC last school year were showcased through a video presentation. Then, Rev. Fr. Orlindo F. Ordoña highlighted his visions and programs, such as accreditation, completion of construction and expansion of research culture, to the employees of PCC. Mrs. Rizza Cuevas, head of the Human Resources Management Office, shared the restructured ranking for teachers. Dr. Perlita R. Antonio, Vice President for Research, Planning, Development, Quality Assurance and Extension, discussed the Staff Management Audit which aims to improve the quality of service rendered by non-teaching personnel. Dr. Rolando E. Robledo, Vice President for Administration and Finance, shared more programs and proposed incentives to the employees.
The program ended with the community singing “Let Me Be the Bearer of Your Love”.
The recently concluded PAPRISA 2018 Basketball Tournament held at the PCC Gym was another milestone for Pasig Catholic College. Not only did PCC capture the Grade School and High School Championships of the Tournament, the Most Valuable Players for both Divisions were also won by the PCC Crusaders. Erick Concepcion handily secured the award for the Grade School Department while Randolf Anthony Abuan succeeded in bagging the honor in the High School Level.
Randolf is a Grade 10 student who graduated from elementary at the ADT Montessori School. He started playing basketball at a tender age of 7. This early start would later bear fruit as evidenced by this MVP award. Surely, his parents, Robert (Engineer) and Amalia (Housewife) were very proud of his basketball achievement. Randolf liked them to feel prouder if only he could pursue and finish his dream to become a Civil Engineer in the future. To realize this ambition, he has not neglected his studies and always aims to strike a fitting balance between his basketball passion and his education.
“I am very thankful and blessed” when asked about his thoughts about winning the highly coveted distinction of attaining basketball excellence. “I need to improve on my shooting percentage and must always be aware to give the extra pass to my teammates.” “I consider playing 100% defense as my strength.” He showed his brilliance in the championship game against Niño Jesus by contributing 24 points to include three 3 point bombs to break the spirit of the opponents. He was also in the forefront of a 1-3-1 defense that surprised and dazed their challengers.
Barangay Ginebra happens to be his favorite Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Team and looks up to Scottie Thompson and Calvin Abueva as basketball idols and inspiration. Needless to say, his basketball dream is to play in the PBA but only after finishing his college education. At 5 feet 8 inches tall, he is considered small for a PBA would-be recruit, but that does not stop him from dreaming big.
Nestor M. Encarnado
High School Class of 1972
The Pasig Catholic College Crusaders Pep Rally was held last September 28, 2018 at the PCC Grounds with hosts Anne Salazar and Gil Luigi Miranda of the college department.
The much anticipated event started with a parade of athletes of the basketball, badminton, football and futsal, gymnastics, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, track and field, and volleyball teams. Emotions echoed to the ground, as the PCC Choir sings ‘Let me be the Bearer of Your Love’ – the official song as the Catholic Church declares this year as the year of “Clergy and Consecrated Persons.” It was then followed by the singing of the Philippine National Anthem.
The PCC Pep Squad took over the floor with a heart-pounding performance before the welcome remarks of Dr. Erickson Javier who talked about the core values of PCC. The arnis team also performed a demo stunt to show-off their skills. This was followed by the blessing of athletes and a superb performance of the Crusaders Dance Troupe. The event was concluded with the singing of ‘We Are’, a bonfire, and fireworks display.
The said pep rally was streamed live on PCC’s Facebook page.
“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.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR CHAMPIONS. WE ARE ALL PROUD OF YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS.
MABUHAY! PCC CRUSADERS
By: Nestor M. Encarnado
(H.S. Batch 1972)
Basketball Camp Coordinator
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
PACUCOA Committee on Faculty Area for SGS Accreditation
August 5, 2018
Ang Pasig Catholic College ay naki-isa sa pagdiriwang ng taunang paggunita sa Buwan ng Wika nitong Agosto na may temang, “Filipino: Wika ng Saliksik.”
Bilang isang Pilipino, nararapat na maunawaan ang kahalagahan ng sariling wika lalo na sa panahon kung saan maraming Pilipino ang matatagpuan sa ibang bansa. Ang wika ay ginagamit sa pakikipag-komunikasyon at nagpapakita ng pagkakabuklod ng ating lahi, Isa sa mga dapat na ipagmalaki bilang isang mamamayan ng Pilipinas.
Ang departamento ng kolehiyo sa pamumuno ng Dekana, Gng. Leonora D. Fernandez at ng konseho ng Edukasyon ay matagumpay na nakilahok sa nasabing selebrasyon. Nagkaroon ng iba’t ibang patimpalak ang kolehiyo tulad ng Bihis Lahi, kung saan nagpresenta ang bawat konseho ng iba’t ibang rehiyon sa Pilipinas at Himig Guhit na nagpakita ng talento sa pagguhit kaugnay sa pagiging isang Pilipino. Ito ay naging daan din upang maalala ng mga mag-aaral ang iba’t ibang kultura at tradisyon ng bawat rehiyon na kalahok.
Tulad ng sinabi ng ating pambansang bayani na si Dr. Jose Rizal, “ang hindi marunong magmahal sa sariling wika ay higit pa sa malansang isda.” Nararapat lamang na mahalin, igalang at ipagmalaki ang wikang Filipino. Ang pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika ay isang pagbabalik tanaw sa kasaysayan. Ito ay patuloy na nag-iiwan ng aral na matutong gamitin ng tama ang wika, mahalin ang sariling atin at maging magandang ehemplo sa mga susunod pa na henerasyon.
The 8th season of the Universities, Colleges, Schools Athletic Association (UCSAA) launched last August 31, 2018 at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.
Coming back this season are Saint Dominic Savio College (SDSC), Pasig Catholic College (PCC), Don Bosco Technical College (DBTC), ICCT Colleges, and First City Providential College (FCPC), with SDSC as this season’s host school. Making their UCSAA debut are College of Saint John Paul II (CSJP) and Colegio de Santa Teresa de Avila.
The opening ceremony started with the parade of players and muses followed by a doxology and Philippine National Anthem accompanied by a performance, all prepared by SDSC. Dr. Nestor V. dela Cruz, UCSAA president, delivered his opening remarks. Shortly after, SDSC owned the stage again with a performance by the Savio Dance Troupe. It was followed by the lighting of torch, the oath taking of players led by the captain ball of SDSC Unicorns, and the tossing of ball. The spotlight was on the Miss Teen and Miss UCSAA candidates as they were introduced after. The final wave of performances was led by the Crusaders Dance Troupe, dancers from CSJP, and DBTC dancers as well. Concluding the ceremony was the closing remarks, followed by the declaration that the 8th season of UCSAA is officially open.
TACLOBAN City – “Do not prevent your children who want to be priests or religious.”
This was the emphatic message of a priest during his homily at a Dec. 23 Simbang Gabi Mass, held at the Sto. Niño Parish Church.
“A child is a grace from God and there are among you whose children want to serve God by being priest or religious, thus it is the moment for you to say yes to their calling and allow them to follow such calling,” explained Fr. Niño Escaloran, underscoring the role of priests and consecrated persons in evangelization.
No priest, no Mass
The priest also stressed the unique privilege of priests, saying: “There is no Mass if there are no priests to celebrate it.”
The Parish of Sto. Niño de Tacloban, in collaboration with the Daughters of St. Paul congregation, the St. John the Evangelist School of Theology, and the Sacred Heart Seminar have been consistently inviting young people to consider the religious or priestly vocation.
Within the 9-year preparation of the Catholic Church in the Philippines for the fifth centenary of Christianity of the Philippines, two bishops emerged from the clergy of the Archdiocese of Palo.
Pope Francis appointed SJEST formator Fr. Oscar Jamie Florencio as Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu in 2016 together with Fr. Oscar Villarojo.
In July 2017, the Holy Father appointed him apostolic administrator of the Military Ordinariate concurrent with his being Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu.
Proud of his priests
A new bishop was also appointed in October in the person of Msgr. Rex Ramirez, who at the time was rector of the Palo Metropolitan Cathedral.
In an earlier interview, Palo Archbishop John Forroosuelo Du remarked, “I am very proud of my priests in the Archdiocese of Palo.”
He said the appointment of a new bishop from Palo is an affirmation of the “commitment shown by our local priests.”
“What we are witnessing is a communion among the priests, and because of that, God has blessed us to be privileged, a gift to have a bishop,” said the prelate.
Posted by Eileen Ballesteros | Dec 26, 2017 | – CBCPNews