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The Beacon Editorial Board News Editors Emmilou Tarife Norjan Rey A. Rivero Jasmin B. Galos Feature Editor Rey Cabug-os Layout Artist Norjan Rey Rivero

Contributor Gesille Karen E. Bucarille Adviser Ailee Consuegra Consultant Rossana S. Bautista

No part of this issue shall be reprinted or photocopied unless permitted by the Board. The Beacon reserves all the rights to accept, publish or reject articles based on its established standards. The Beacon is the official publication of Surigao Education Center - College Department. We accept articles photographs and other contributions for publishing. Its office is situ-

contents Cover Story

SEC as one of Surigao’s Best

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Intramural and Founder’s Day 2011




SEC-Alumnus donates a Digital Alcohol Breathalyzer


Teambuilding and Ecological exposures


Forum on Human Trafficking Awareness


SSC Leadership Orientation Seminar


Maritime Cadets join the National Disaster Consciousness Month


Buwan ng Wika


TESDA Assesment SEC Passers

ated at the MIS office, 2nd floor Bldg. 5.

Feature The Beacon heartily acknowledges the following: Basilisa Ortega, Chairperson-ARC Lesley Karen Penera, Gen. Ed. Glenda Labadan, Gen. Ed. Catherine Wong, MIS Staff Philippine Information Agency Caraga (PIA)


Photo Gallery


Art of Success


International Day of Peace


The Achievers- 2011 Board Examination Passers


Literary Pieces

14-15 Health Tips


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Cover Story

SEC as One of Surigao’s Best Basilisa B. Ortega, Chairperson -Academic Review Committee

Considering the commitment, enthusiasm and effort to achieve institutional goals, the stakeholders for quality education of SEC were elated when the institution they served garnered the prestigious Rotary Outstanding Surigaonon Award (ROSA) for institution category. The long-term positive contribution of SEC to the development of the community and the Surigaonon in the field of education is a living witness that has the big margin in getting the award. No shocks! Three decades and four years ago, SEC was able to expand the value offering of the school from the course on Midwifery to 24 programs in various disciplines. Just recently, SEC- Maritime Training Center was granted full recognition by the Maritime Training Council of the Philippines. Today, SEC is the only Maritime Training Center that offers access to cheap and qualityupgrading courses to seafarers in the region and in Mindanao. This latest feat is a testament of Dr. Bienvenido Alex Bautista and Mr. Herbert Bautista’s commitment to serve in Caraga Region and in the whole Mindanao. With the increasing demand for quality education, SEC has proven time and again that it is a resilient and strong institution having been reconfirmed with the ISO certification since year 2000 up to the present. SEC holds firmly to its vision to produce graduates possessing the skills and the character to become competent, effective and globally competitive professionals in the future and this will be a lifetime legacy of the school in the field of education and community service. This gift to serve spring from the heart of the school president , selfless visionary, Dr.Bienvenido Alex K. Bautista. Onward SEC! We are proud of you as one of the Surigao’s best.

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Campus News

Intramural Games

and 32nd Founder’s Day


urigao Education Center celebrated its 32nd Founder’s Day as well as its 2011 Intramural Games last February 2-5, 2011 held at SEC Campus and City Gymnasium. The said events which were participated by all of the students and the faculty members of the school were jointly held to build up students’ unity, sportsmanship, academic excellence and to give tribute to the school’s founders. Indeed, after all the hard work and efforts of all the participants, the College of Allied Medical Sciences Pythons made it to the top being the over all Champion, followed by the College of Business Education- Griffins, third was the College of Maritime Studies and its partner Midwifery- Dolphins, fourth was the Collge of

2011 By: Jasmin B. Galos

Engineering and Architecture- Azkals, and fifth was the College of Information Technology- D’bug. The most highlighted part of this celebration was the 32nd Founder’s Day. The beginning of this institution was established 32 years ago by Dr. Corazon P. Kaimo-Bautista and Capt. Isagani D. R. Bautista Sr. Before it became SEC, it was then named Surigao Medical Center School for Midwifery (SMCSM) in partnership with its base hospital-Surigao Medical Center. The jointly held activities were concluded with the awarding ceremony and tribute to the founders. Above: The Secians partipating in different events of the Intramural Games.

BSA Students Celebrate JPIA Days By: Norjan Rey A. Rivero


he Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants, SEC Chapter held its JPIA Days Celebration last February 17-19, 2011 at SEC Campus and Laurente Bldg., Borromeo St., Surigao City. The said event took place in order to carry out the annual celebration of the JPIA as a National The Seniors Club of the Philippines. and the JuThe JPIA officers of 2011niors during 2012 spearheaded varithe Bequethal Ceremony. ous activities organized to develop the talents and skills of BSA students and to build up camaraderie The ASSETS on their mass among students. Such dance presentation. activities included mass dance competition, chorale singing The Beacon January-October 2011 4

and quiz bowl. The over-all Champion of the different activities is the Batch Trademark (First year), followed by the Batch Associates(Fourth year), Batch Assets (Third Year), and Batch Cash (Second Year) as the 1st runner up. The celebration culminated with a JPIA Night held at the Laurente Bldg. It was highlighted the senior’s bequeathal of responsibilities to the juniors followed by a formal dance contest. Engr. Nilo H. Calomot served as the guest speaker of the night.

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Razona donates a Digital Alcohol Breathalyzer to PNP Surigao By: Norjan Rey A. Rivero

Razona as he give the digital alcohol breathalyzer to P/Supt. Alfonso PagkaliwaganPNP Chief of Surigao.


ourth Class Marine Engr. Jonelito Razona, an alumnus Batch 2008, donates a Digital Alcohol Breathalyzer to PNP Surigao last July 25, 2011 at Surigao City Police District. The said breathalyzer was received by PNP Chief PSupt. Alfonso G. Pagkaliwagan Jr. The digital breathalyzer detects a person whether he or she is under the influence of alcohol. This device will greatly help our police officers to easily identify motorists who are drunk during driving. If they are caught positive, they are not allowed to drive in order to prevent street accidents. Violence and threats in social gatherings may also be reduced by identifying persons under the influence of alcohol. Razona worked abroad as a Marine Engineer under Magsaysay Shipping Agency, Philippines. And last July, he came back with this breathalyzer. A SECian is truly competitive abroad and is concerned for the betterment of his hometown.

Teambuilding and Ecological exposures unite MathSci party By: Emm Tarife


he Math and Science Club (MathSci club) of SEC conducted a teambuilding and ecological exposures for its MathSci officers and active members along with its MathSci instructors on August 20, 2011 at Sitio Panubigon, Lipata, Surigao City. The said teambuilding and ecological exposures activities aimed to promote strong camaraderie, skill and cooperation among its members and advisers, further it developed students’ concerns on environmental issues thus realizing the importance of preserving and conserving nature. Together with MathSci advisers Mr. Christopher Arguelles, SEC Quality Management Representative (QMR), Mrs. Lovella Cagata- Condeza, SEC Research Planning and Development officer, Ms. Glenda Labadan (GenEd Faculty), Mr. Jenny Cano and Mr. Arnel Mensurado (both College Math instructors), the active members and club officers boarded on two rented pump boats which were used to roam freely, sightseeing the Godgiven magnificent beauty and picturesque neighboring coastal areas,

aquatic life sanctuaries, mangrove ecosystem of Sitio Panubigon and the historic Sabang River. “Indeed, it was really an awesome experience to be part of that once in a lifetime activity”, uttered by Cdt. Sherwen Seda. Truly, our community is blessed with rich and diverse flora and fauna but its inhabitants are less aware of their salient role in maintaining the balance of nature.

The Maritime students on their teambuilding and ecological exposure activity.

Calunsag Speaks on Human Trafficking and Anti-Illegal Recruitment Awareness By: Norjan Rey A. Rivero


he Guidance Office in coordination with the Peer Facilitator officers conducted a symposium on Human Trafficking and Anti-Illegal Recruitment Awareness last September 1, 2011 held at 3rd floor AVR SEC. The event was participated by graduating students and faculty members from different departments. This was organized in order for us to be alert and aware of the possible recruitment and deception that may threaten our future, especially nowadays that hundreds of people are victims of human trafficking.

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Ms. Zenaida Calunsag, a Coordinator of Visayan Forum Foundation discussed the RA 9208 or Trafficking on Persons Act. She said that most trafficked victims are minors and students from Visayas and Mindanao. They come to urban centers in order to avail of economic and educational opportunities. And traffickers are taking advantage of the vulnerability of the victim. Human trafficking refers to recruitment transfer of persons by means of threat or use of force, fraud, deception and abuse of power to use them in an exploitative and abusive employment, Ms. Calunsag concluded.

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SSC organizes Leadership Orientation Seminar By: Emm Tarife


ast July, 31, 2011, the Supreme Student Council (SSC) of Surigao Education Center (SEC) headed by Mrs. Virginia C. Ma, conducted a Leadership Orientation Seminar with the theme “ Enhancing Competence and Building Dynamics Leaders”. The aforementioned seminar was participated by six College Departments Officers and 9 Club officers. It started at 8:00 am. A prayer was offered by Mr. Jayson Como, SSC PIO and the opening remarks was given by Ms. Chin Sapphire Z. Lipao, SSC President, then the introduction of the resource speaker was made by Ms. Emmilou Tarife, SSC Vice President. This leadership seminar was graced by Ms. Jobie G. Pongcol the honored resource speaker who took her time to present, discuss and share to the aspiring student leaders what The leaders from the different she had learned departments on their leadership about leadership. orientation seminar. She discussed 10 successful tips on how to become effective and productive student leaders. She ended her discussions and presentations through Microsoft Power Point while saying the most encouraging yet challenging line, “The job of the leaders today is not to create followers, it’s to create more leaders”, which ought to be instilled in the minds of SEC student leaders. The Certificate of Appreciation & Participation was then given to the resource speaker and the participants. The activity culminated with a launching of SSC dance, singing of SEC Hymn and the closing remarks by the SSC adviser, Mrs. Jessica EspenidoFernandez.


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SEC Maritime cadets join the National Disaster Conciousness Month Celebration By: Emm Tarife


nnually, the local government of Surigao (LGU) and Provincial Government of Surigao celebrate the National Disaster Consciousness Month on August 20, 2011. As part of the activity, actual scenarios of emergencies occurring onboard like abandonment of the vessel, act of piracy and the occurrence of fire onboard where emergency scene stages were realized through the participation of the joined parties: LGU of Surigao, Provincial Government of Surigao, M/V Philippine Navy with its officers and crews, Quick Action Response Team (QART), Military Troop, MARINA group, Catarman vessel, Mayor Ernesto “Nitoy” Matugas, some media men, cameramen, soundmen, production staffs and the fifteen Maritime Cadets from Surigao Education Center. After Lt. Lincuna of Philippine Navy made his briefing to the participating groups at Tavern Hotel, actual scenes of an emergency onboard had started. On the actual scenario, the 15 SEC Maritime Cadets were acting as if they were tourists passenger onboard in a particular vessel which accidentally encountered fire while underway. As a consequence, the cadets abandoned the vessel by jumping to the seawater with a life jacket wrapped around their body to ensure

safety while they were not yet rescued. The 15 maritime cadets were divided into two groups. The first group consisted of 5 cadets (Jhunard Dinola, Jan Timothy Tadla, Felix Rivero, Teodore Jess Angob and Allen Gonzaga) whose role were strong swimmer s who swam to the direction of the nearest bouy, circling and creating bubbles to catch the attention of the rescuer onboard the Catarman Vessel.The second group including(Emmelou Tarife, Cholet Amarille, Shiena May Manlimos, Roxan Salino, Ave Christian Salino, Benson Leones, Sherwen Seda, Antonio Amorado Jr, Alexander Ladaga and Oliver Onihog) acted as normal swimmers and non-swimmers who grouped themselves as one as they lied on a life raft floating 2 meters away from the distressed vessel. After few minutes of soaking in the water, all the passengers(cadets) were rescued. After the scene, the maritime cadets escorted by 3/0 Dedes Earl Batucan did a cool picture taking with the MARINA staff, QART and Philippine Navy official and crew. Indeed, the activity developed the self confidence, self determination and bravery of the cadets in every distress situation which they might encounter soon as they continue their journey to the top.

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Selebrasyon ng Buwan ng Wika


Ni: Emm Tarife

ka-22 ng Agosto 2011, pormal nang sinimulan ang pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika sa SEC (Surigao Education Center). Binuksan ito sa pamamagitan ng Pambungad na Gawain kung kalian ginanap ang Tagisan ng Galing. Ang mga patimpalak na napaloob sa Tagisan ng Galing ay ang mga sumusunod; Poster at Islogan, Pagsulat ng Sanaysay at Pagsulat ng Tula. Ang mga lumahok ay mga interesadong mag-aaral sa kolehiyo na may asignaturang Filipino. Lahat ay may kanya-kanyang kakayahan at nagpamalas ng angking galing sa patimpalak na kanilang sinalihan. Lahat sila ay may sariling ideya tungkol sa nasabing patimpalak na tumugma naman sa temang “ Ang Filipino ay Wikang Panlahat, Ilaw at Lakas sa Tuwid na Landas”. Sinimulan naman ang Pangalawang Gawain noong ika 22- 25 ng Agosto 2011, nasa hanay ng Pangalawang Gawain ang panonood ng iba’t ibang pelikula na sadyang likhang pinoy. “ Sa pamamagitan ng panonood ng mga pelikulang pinoy, naipamalas nito sa mga estudyante ng SEC, na ang wikang Filipino na siyang gamit sa pelikula, ay sadyang malaki ang naiambag upang kapwa Pilipino ay magkakaintindihan, kahit na iba’t iba pa ang kanilang rehiyong pinanggagalingan”, wika ni Jervy Panangin, isang marinong mag-aaral. Kabilang rin sa Pangalawang Gawain ang pagkakaroon ng iba’t ibang kubol ( Wedding

B o o t h , tatalo ang pangkat ng mga BSMT-3 B l i n d sa kanilang kool na kool na dance Date Booth at Freedom Wall). moves at tricks. At siyempre pa, Animo’y nagkaroon ng fiesta sa hindi kompleto ang selebrasyon at SEC sa mga sandaling iyon dahil kasiyahan kung hindi gagawaran na rin sa dami ng estudyanteng na- ng parangal ang mga nanalo sa kilahok at nakisaya. Lubos na na- ginawang patimpalak. Ang mga talkatutulong ang pagkaroon ng mga entadong kalahok na maswerting kubol na iyon sapagkat napagbigkis nagwagi sa ginawang patimpalak nito ang mga estudyanteng nang- ay ang mga sumusunod; (TAGISAN galing pa sa iba’t ibang kurso. NG GALING) Ipinagpatuloy ang pagdi- Poster at islogan- Unang Gantriwang ng Buwan ng Wika hang- impala (Cdt. Neil Vincent Gamus gang Agosto 26, 2011. Nagkaroon BSMT-2), Pagsulat ng Sanaysayng Fiesta sa Nayon kung saan Unang Gantimpala ( Cdt. Oscar nagpagalingan sa paggawa ng Tagyam BSMarE-2), Pagsulat ng Kubol , ang iba’t ibang pangkat ng Tula- Unang Gantimpala (Cdt. Jaymga estudyanteng may asignatur- mart D. Salino BSMT-2), Pinakamaang Filipino at nagkaroon ng mga gandang Kubol (Best Kubol)- Pangpaninda ng mga kakanin tulad na kat ni Cdt. Allan Austria at cdt. lamang ng puto, suman, bibingka, Oscar Tagyam BSMarE-2), Best cassava pie, kutsinta, sapin sapin, Food Displays- Pangkat ni Cdt. Aliba’t ibang uri ng inumin tulad ng pa- lan Austria at Cdt. Oscar Tagyam lamig, buko, prutas at marami pang BSMarE-2) iba. Alas 7:30 ng umaga pormal na winakasan ang pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika sa pamamagitan ng programa. Nagbigay ng mensahe si Bb. Cris F. Velez, isa sa mga taggapayo ng Filipino Club. Matapos ang mensahe sinundan agad ito ng iba’t ibang presentasyon. Buong husay na sumaliw sa dance floor ang mga estudyante sa ikalawang taon ng kursong Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation (BSMT), na mula naman sa klase ni Gng. Beatrice Ang mga nagwagi sa patimpalak ng Olayvar, ang kanilang guro sa Fili- poster at slogan sa pagdiriwang ng Bupino. Napuno ng hiyawan at galak wan ng Wika. ang buong SEC Amphitheater sa mga oras na iyon. Hindi naman pa-

SECians passed the TESDA Assesment By: Norjan Rey A. Rivero


otel and Retaurant Management and Mechanical Engineering students took a simultaneous assessment given by TESDA last October 13-14, 2011 at SEC Mini Hotel, HRM Laboratory and Machine Shop. 31 HRM students passed the

Housekeeping NC-II and 19 passed the Commercial Cooking NC-II, 21 ME students passed the Shielded Metal Arc Welding(SMAW)-NCII, 10 passed the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) NC-II, and seven passed the Machining NC-II. The NC-II certifies that the holder is competitive and has the skills needed for a particular field.

The passers received their National Certificate of Competency-II on October 15, 2011 at SEC AVR 3rd flr. The distribution of certificates was attended by Mr. Rodrigo de Villa, TESDA Provincial Director. Ms. Annie Abucejo, SEC Focal was very proud for the success of the students.

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Art of Success


was facing the northeast of my thoughts when suddenly I saw a tower. It was great that nobody could imagine it. Its posture was just simply elegant. Every component of it seems to be embroidered with hard work, intelligence and passion. Everything seems to be perfect. I stare and stare on it until I remember someone.

By: Gesille Karen E. Bucarille

She then pased the Professional Board Examination for Chemical Engineers on May 1993. It was then 2000 when she took her Master in Businesss Administration(MBA) at San Nicolas College (SNC) Surigao City. After that, in 2008 she pursued her Doctorate in Philosophy in Saint Paul University (SPUS-formerly SNC).

Another chapter of her life opens, when she began to work in Surigao Education Center (SEC) as a full time faculty member in the General Education Department from 1997-2001. She was then promoted to some positions due to her exemplary works being Internal Quality Auditor, Deputy, Quality Assurance Manager, Research and Planning Officer, Quality Management Representative, Head of External Affairs, an Over-all Chair of the IQuAME Team, and she is now the Vice President She was a woman witn dedication, prin- for Academic Affairs. ciple and sense of peace. The journey of this woman starts in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur Engr. Bernadette Pagara-Ensomo is the where she first open her eyes. She is a mother of woman behind the blessed and succcesful tower. two siblings ( Benjamen and Bea) and married to From the beginning up to the end of my sight she Engr. Benjamen R. Ensomo, Jr. She started to pace will always be Surigao Education Center’s art of towards success when she graduated the 5-year success. course in BS in Chemical Engineering at Mindanao State University (MSU), Marawi City in 1992.


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International Day of Peace By: Rey C. Cabug-os


S.S.C. OFFICERS S.Y. 2011-2012

y friends often tell me “You are always bitten by a big bug” and, nay, there’s nothing I can do about it. I, myself, know that I am always as busy as a bee. A second is a precious thing for me, yet one thing caught my circumspection as my myopic eyesight came to see a delightful bulletin board. It was on the twenty first day of September this year, the day which marked the International Day of Peace. I saw a picture of a dove flying with an olive branch in its beak. This made me observe a minute of silence in my heart, at that very moment, an idea come into my mind. The white dove, the most commonly featured sign for peace, has an olive branch which represents the peace offering from one person to another. Then, I asked myself this question: like the dove, am I willing to extend an olive branch to the persons whom I have wronged? And if someone comes to me and offers the symbolic olive branch, am I willing to accept the peace offering? And this I believe: that while others suffer from social conflicts, there are still a great number of people who are peacemakers, peacekeepers, or are peace builders. And after taking a look at the board, I turned to my left and right sides and one, two, three students came and looked at the white dove. Then, I asked myself:”How many students cognizant about this celebration?” Only few, I believe. Since it was not a public holiday, but it was, yes, a global observance. How then, people observe the International Day of Peace? During the Peace Day, people around the world take part in various activities and organize events centered on the theme “peace”. These include interfaith peace ceremonies, a peace choir, lightning candles, peace prayers, and peace convoy of vehicles, tree planting for peace, peace walks, and many other ways. Yes there are a number of ways in celebrating the Peace Day. So, I went to my room, lighted a candle, and sat in silent meditation. As peace loving citizens, we just have to remember to take this opportunity to make peace in our own relationships with other people. Erase the scars in our hearts. Instead, we need to build spiritual bridges among ourselves, promote social integration, and create a culture of peace.

President: Chin Sapphire Z. Lipao Vice President: Emmelou T. Tarife Secretary: Candy V. Ortega Treasurer: Jarish Alexis Bautista PIO : Jayson A. Como GOVERNORS: College Of Maritime Studies Sherwen Y. Seda College Of Teacher Education Floreeliz G. Penaso College Of Business Education Mark Essel B. Flores College Of Engineering and Architecture Edwin E. Salubre College Of Information Technology Neil C. Luarez College of Nursing She’s Magnolia C. Ycong

CLUB PRESIDENTS: Filipino Club Rinelle Ian M. Sescon Mathsci Club Baby Jane C. Loayon Prism: Rainier Marasigan Computer Society Nataniel M. Yee Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants(JPIA)

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Karadjawan Ensemble Jason A. Como Peer Group Jhunards C. Dinola

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The Achievers

List of 2011 Board Examination Passers

Congratulations!!! Nurse Licensure Examination 1. Abarca, Hadassah C. 2. Abarca, Joash N. 3. Abarico, Giza Marie A. 4. Alberca, Michelle J. 5. Alipayo, Edelyn Z. 6. Angob, Jeson E. 7. Avelina, Ma. Graciela R. 8. Bacala, Jonalyn 9. Baldoza, Vince Angelo L. 10. Barotac, Razil L. 11. Betito, Krizza Vinette M, 12. Boquilon, Sidney E. 13. Camingao, Chemal M. 14. Caballes, Lenry S. 15. Compra, Anne Rose J. 16. Conales, Queenie Fe P. 17. Cruje, Alaine Rea D. 18. Cuabo, Kristy Lou C. 19. Dequit, Roel A. 20. Dinola, Shell Saddam C. 21. Eledia, Leya Amor Y. 22. Escanilla, Arnielyn I. 23. Eusala, Keene E.

24. Eviota, Jane H. 25. Fallado, Myra Mae R. 26. Felicio, Jerico 27. Fetalvero,Karissa R. 28. Galagala, Ronnel S. 29. Garcia,Joy Amor C. 30. Gonzales, France Kenneth C. 31. Gordonas, Meolita L. 32. Jabonero, Jhanelmer R. 33. Jumao-as, Nerissa I. 34. Labucay, Khimkem A. 35. Lerio, Claire Marie A. 36. Liong, Kris Madeline E. 37. Llamera, Joakimm A. 38. Lupas, Melody P. 39. Maarat, Rosemalou N. 40. Mahinay, Jay Ann R. 41. Mamugay, Caroline P. 42. Manla, Arnel F. 43. Monter, Mary Wida V. 44. Nazareno, Jonafe A. 45. Neuda, Kirsten A. 46. Oraiz, Beverly R.

47. Osares, Abegiel O. 48. Pachano, Ana Mae O. 49. Padilla, Jaren P. 50. Paredes, Riza Mae M. 51. Pestano, Caren B 52. Petallar, Ophil P. 53. Piao, Shananie E. 54. Quinto, Janessa S. 55. Ranara, Charmie P. 56. Reyes, Rufa Joy A. 57. Ruaza, Arvhee Kristine Laag 58. Ruiz, Kacelyn M. 59. Sanglitan, Floremy R. 60. Simbajon. Stephany Noelle B. 61. Solo, Charisse F. 62. Tabayag, Jionelyn L. 63. Teatro, Frances P. 64. Tiu, Pete Joseph G. 65. Tiujongco, Jay Arianne C. 66. Tulisana, Mark Lenon O. 67. Vargas, Jogielyn L. 68. Villanueva, Mia Maurice U.

Certified Public Accountant Board Examination-October 2011

Midwifery Licensure Examination- April 2011

Civil Engineering Board Examination -April 2011

1. Renelyn S. Balbuena, CPA

1. Aichel G. Casupas, RM

1. Engr. Salvy C. Sebial

Mechanical Engineering Board Examination

Master Mariner Licensure Examination- July 2011 4th placer

Architect Board Examination-

1. Engr. Giovanni B Bautista 2. Engr. Jonaldo B. Plaza

1. Capt. Josebeth Dolar Longos

December 2011

1. Arch. Sael Jarogon Aves

Electrical Engineering Board Examination- Sept. 2011

Radiologic Technology Licensure Registered Master Electrician Licensure Examination-September 2011 Examination-June 2011

1. Engr. Jhun Keny E. Daigdigan 2. Engr. Jaon G. Dedumo

1. Evan GLenn P. Malinao, RT

1. Bernabie C. Sumampong

Physician Licensure Examination- August 2011 (High School Alumni) 1. Dr. Cecilio Bautista Benitez Jr.


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2. Dr. Carina Bautista Benitez


TESDA ASSESSMENT National Certificate(NC) Passers Commercial Cooking NC-II 1. Aquino, Glady Jane 2. Brillantes, Krisha Jellyn 3. Calumbiran, Ofelia 4. Dalanan, Apple Mae 5. Dingal, Genevieve Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) NC-II 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Galagar, Jaywelle Martinez, Kenneth Moralde, Jourdan Nuez, Cerlou Pastera, Darien Steve Sanglitan, Julie Jr. Tabanag, Romnick



6. Escuadro, Ivy Charmaine 7. Galos, Shiela Mae 8. Liza, Shiela Jane 9. Luarez, Nenette 10. Madrid, Tiara Lauren

11. Monta, Sarah Jane 12. Ramilla, Anthony 13. Retita, Shirlyn 14. Salazar, Aira Jane 15. Ubalde, Jhon Rhyan

Machining NC-II

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)-NCII

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

1. 2. 3. 4.

Espanola, King Alfred Maarat, Jessie Ortega, Alfredo Antonio Pacatang, Karl Patrick Serada, Robert Jhon Sumabat, Jay-R


Arcena, Colombo Naldoza, Melvin Nasayao, Filven Pillada, Carlito

The Beginning of Forever By: essieb


Short–Lived Friends By: essieb

Funny but absurd, When the meetings of the minds disapprove, The vibrations of thoughts broke, For whatever reasons And unknown cause. At first the closeness seems forever Saying endless hellos and Hi’s in the campus together, The nights has only dream For each other. Sweet thoughts linger. I thought it best in my life, To have friends I met and I like To my dismay, I sigh… They’re like meteors That disappeared in the sky.

I blink… I saw A world of disbelief, An unknown place, Quiet… even breathe is unheard. Below, a lifeless body laid in the rest, My children are nowhere, But there are people in grief. Wind brought me somewhere, Unknowing the direction, Nobody tells, What is beyond? I asked myself… Ah! A bright light beckons me in. The place is boundless, Eerie and limitless, Later voices came, Songs are heard. Faces are lifeless, Peaceful and timeless, A different dimension, Forever is envision. I tried to look back. Reconstructing the past, Now I know, The beginning of forever, I trod.

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Get enough sleep. When it comes to balancing busy schedules, students tend to put sleep low on their list of priorities. Don’t do this. Some people can function on three or four hours of sleep per night, but most people cannot. Without sleep, you’re not going to be able to concentrate well enough to get the most out of your classes. If you can’t always get a good night sleep, work regular naps into your schedule.

2. Sleep on a regular schedule.

This can be hard for a college student. You may find yourself getting up early three days a week for your morning class and sleeping in until noon on the week Drink water. Most people do ends. As much as possible, though, try not get nearly enough water. Resist the to stick to a regular sleeping pattern. lure of soda machines and the unlimitAlso, try to go to sleep relatively early. ed soda at the dining hall and get into the habit of drinking water. Get a wa Eat sensibly. College students often ter bottle and carry it around with you.




gain weight due to late night eating and overindulgence of junk food. Here are some Don’t binge drink. Excessive tips on how to avoid the Freshman Fifteen, drinking can lead to addiction or and some college dining hall health tips. alcohol poisoning. But there’s one undesirable effect of binge drinking that Eat breakfast. Skipping breakfast doesn’t get talked about as much: it makes contributes to weight gain. It also will make you gain weight! Some students deprive it hard for you to concentrate in class. You themselves of food during the week so that don’t have to eat a big breakfast; a bowl they can binge drink on the weekends of cereal or a cup of yogurt will make you without gaining weight, which is a bad a happier and healthier human being. idea. Here is some important information about college student alcohol safety.

4. 5.

Eat enough. Many students have problems with eating disorders, which can be deadly. If you have serious issues with food, seek help at the campus counseling center immediately. Here is some information about college students and eating disorders.


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8. Work

in walking. You’re on a college campus, so take full advantage of walking opportunities! Even if you have a car, make walking your main form of transportation on campus. There’s no better way to work exercise into a busy schedule, except for maybe #9.

9. Get a bicycle.

If you go to school somewhere with a decent climate, travel around campus on a bike. Just remember: get a bike helmet and protective gear too, and ride with caution. Most college students ride bikes responsibly, but there’s always a few that make drivers question the future of the species.

10. Spend time at the student

recreational center. A big chunk of

your student fees is going to the gym, so take advantage of it! Find an activity that you like, or take a class. You don’t need to spend hours and hours working out to feel the benefits. Just remember: don’t use the gym as a form of procrastination!

11. Get regular checkups.

Your parents probably took care of this for you, but now it’s up to you make sure you see a doctor regularly. You’re probably entitled to an annual exam at the student health center. Ladies, you’re probably entitled to an annual gynecological exam, which you need to start doing now, especially if you’re sexually active.

14. Get mental you need it.


counseling if

Take advantage of the counseling services on campus. College students frequently suffer from anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, and homesickness, and student counseling services are usually well equipped to help with these issues.

“Manage your health. Health is wealth.” Source:

12. Get a flu shot.

Many schools offer them at low cost. College campuses are absolute cesspools of germs, so take this simple step to help protect yourself.

13. Learn to relax.

This can be a difficult goal for a college student, but do your best. Learn to put things in perspective. If you get a C on that test you’re freaking out about, nothing catastrophic will happen. If your school has a stress management course or exercise courses such as yoga, sign up.

The Beacon

January-October 2011


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