Thursday, November 12, 2009
Damo pigs, kasadya gid! (Kent Cyrus Taganile)
The first stop was John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation Bacolod. The tour of the facilities of one of the top maritime schools certified by the Commission of Higher Education (CHed) was remarkable. Modern computerized gadgets giving the students a hands-on education to the real work scenario was indeed an edge. Capt. Luis Evedente, the School Administrator, wrapped up the visit with a challenge to those interested to pursue with the maritime career with a Special Project full scholarship which includes schools fees, board and lodging, school supplies, and training materials among others.
The next stop was International Electronics and Technology Institute (IETI). We were warmly welcomed by the Arceos. The school offers welding courses that are short term, affordable, high salary and in demand in the job market. A paradigm shift from finishing college to get a job to looking for an in demand job then taking up a course in college was shared by Mr. Arceo. By this new formula, money spent for education will not be put to waste.
We had a very quick lunch at the UNO-R canteen for our third stop. The sleepy and tiring afternoon was filled with life and laughter by Mr. Lino Sombillo, the Guidance Counselor of the Engineering Department. He left us with this formula:
CAREER CHOICE = II + IC + PQ + FS + WO
II – Individual Interest The basis for the choice of school:
IC – Intellectual Capacity
PQ – Physical Quality G – good
FS – Financial Support R – recognized
WO – Work Opportunities R - reputable
Our final stop was Colegio San Agustin- Bacolod. A short video about the school, courses offered and the facilities was followed by discussion from representative of the College of Engineering, College of Nursing, College of Arts and College of Education. Scholarships available was also taken up. - written by Mrs. Emilie Sales Diaz, SFAS Guidance Counselor
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Spectacular! by Micho Santillan, 4th year
It was unbelievably artistic! by Stephanie Diaz, 2nd year
It was very amazing and I liked the songs and dances. His movie is unforgettable and very inspiring. by Lovelyn Villanueva, 4th year
It was a FANTASTIC performance ... seeing my idol perform again! Go MJ! TRULY you are a legend in the music industry! by Sir Ariel Gabino, teacher
Friday, November 6, 2009
It's Free day! The third year class celebrated their Free Day in Sta. Fe Resort, Bacolod City last October 23, 2009. It was a first Free Day experienced by this batch since first year high school so they were really excited and used every minute enjoying their Free Day.
I appreciated the surroundings of Sta. Fe Resort. (Emily Sabare)
The bonding time with our adviser, Sir JR, was what I liked best. (Mazelle Marie Tingson)
Swimming was my best experience. (Mark Negrito)
On the other hand, Grade 1 - 3 also celebrated their Free Day last October 26, 2009. It was a combined activity of the three grades with their advisers Ms. Marechris Lautrezo (Grade1), Ms Leda Ibugan (Grade 2) and Ms. Rose Iglesia (Grade 3). Games and camp-outs were done.
SFAS was fortunate to have been invited to join the annual celebration of Boys and Girls Week of the Rotary Club of Silay RI District 3850 last November 16 - 20, 2009 under the theme "The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands."
This yearly activity hopes to provide exposure to high school students on different positions within three branches of the local government of Silay City.
Three Senior students of SFAS passed the written test and interview. Micho Santillan's most memorable experience as the City Planning Officer was having to think of how his office could allocate existing fixed land resources with proposed land areas for new facilities. Jeremy Deogracias as Councilor enjoyed the sessions with fellow councilors, discussing about the problems of the city. Juliza Rivera, as the head officer of the Dept. of Social Welfare and Development, learned about the problems in her department and gave resolutions in the Sangguniang Panglungsod.
Other than their holding office in their assigned positions, the students were able to attend a meeting of all Department Heads of the government with the Mayor himself. They visited different private and public schools in Silay. A tour of the Bacolod-Silay International Airport was done as well. The students had an unforgettable and most memorable week especially since they met new friends as well from other schools.