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Marissa Taguinod

AC alumna bags the Outstanding Teacher Award

14068083_1244244765606388_8649435838507884473_nDr. Katherine Faith Maddela-Bustos, an alumna of Aldersgate College bagged the award for the Search for Outstanding Teacher by Metrobank Foundation, Incorporated, along with other nominees in the different secondary schools in the Philippines.

Bustos, a part-time professor of Aldersgate College Graduate School, the First Honors of the ACES, the AC High School Batch ’87 valedictorian and currently connected with Nueva Vizcaya Comprehensive High School, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya is named by MBFI as one of the awardees of the Search for Outstanding Teachers of the Philippines in the secondary school category.

From 534 nominations nationwide, they were trimmed down to 127 provincial finalists then shortened to 40 regional finalists who underwent demonstrations and panel interviews before the preliminary board of judges of each category. The finalists appeared before the final board of judges chaired by Senator Joel Villanueva and co-chaired by Representative Romero Federico Quimbo of Marikina City.

Member judges include Department of Science and Technology (DOST) secretary Fortunato de la Peña; Court of Tax Appeals presiding justice Roman Del Rosario; Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III; Ambassador of India to the Philippines, His Excellency Lalduhthlana Ralte; New Era University president Dr. Nilo Roxas; and editor-in-chief John Nery.

Dr. Katherine Faith Maddela-Bustos, together with the four elementary teachers, three other secondary teachers, and two professors from the higher education levels will be presented together with the 2016 awardees of the Country’s Outstanding Police Officer in Service and Soldiers collectively known as Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos in a formal awarding ceremony on September 5, 2016 as part of Metrobank’s 54th anniversary celebration. They will be receiving cash award amounting to Php 500,000.00, a medal and a trophy.

For three decades, SOT has honored the teaching profession, acknowledging those who exhibit competence, remarkable dedication to their work and effective educational leadership, as well as their various community involvements. It is implemented by MBFI in partnership with Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education.#

SSG hails teachers

LOVE SPELLED OUT .Teachers were confined in a dark room to receive their students message to them on the celebration of the World’s Teachers’ Day. Cup cakes with lighted candles on top conveyed the students gratefulness to their teacher.

To pay tribute for their teachers’ sacrifices and hardships, the Student Supreme Government (SSG) graced the celebration of World’s Teachers’ Day held at the AC quadrangle, October 5, 2012.

Christian Hector Misanes, SSG President, led the studentry in the short program given for teachers. The giving of tokens and gifts by the students highlighted the celebration. Like last year’s commemoration, the presidents of the different classes extended their gratitude to their teachers for mentoring them.

The program ended by a response coming from the adviser of the IV-Babbage, Ms. Abigail Quirit.

“Paying back to our teachers doesn’t necessarily mean giving them gifts materially. Listening attentively to the discussions, behaving during classes and understanding the lessons are abstract things which are more meaningful to them.” Says Kathleen Pojas, a third year student.

Intramural wobbles AC ground

With raging spirit  and soaring enthusiasm, students, and employees of Aldersgate College gathered at the AC quadrangle to memorialize  the opening of Intramurals 2012  with the theme” Defining who we were, Defining who we are and who we wish to be “, last September 24.

Despite the scorching heat of the sun,  ACians unified in a  parade around the town  at 8:00 a.m. led by the Solano PNP Force followed by all athletic contingents, Midget, Junior, and Senior Division and the Elementary as well as the High School band.

The opening ceremonies focused on the raising of contingent banners by the captain ball and muse of  each team, the  oath of amateurism by  all athletes, the ceremonial tossing of the ball,  the      relay and lighting of the torch of sportsmanship by the team managers, the Athletic Director, Mr. Emerson Castañeto and the AC president Dr. Junifen F. Gauuan.

The quadrangle soon resounded with the loud cheers of the throng when the cheer dance competition started with the  four teams of the college participating;  the SERPENTS of the of the School of Medical Sciences(SMS) and the College of Engineering and Technology (CET); the RAPTORS of the College of Arts, Sciences and Education (CASE) with the School of Criminology  (SC); the TYCOONS of the College of Business and Accountancy (CBA) and the PHOENIX of the School of Informatics and Hospitality Management (SIHM). The competition ended as the Raptors settled as champion gaining them a shrilling applause from the spectators.

The Arnis and Taekwondo Clubs of the elementary and high school astounded the crowd with their sizzling and awesome exhibition that showed their prowess in poomse and self defense. The participants in taekwondo who started their training last summer are currently enrolled in the school’s taekwondo program under the initiative of the elementary school principal Mr. Rommel Alejos. Though considered greenhorn in the field, most of them were medalist in the Luzon Taekwondo Championship held recently at Solano.

The unfailing weather favored the athletic competition that lasted for four days. It concluded with the Closing and Awarding Ceremony with the Raptors as the overall champion of the Senior Division, the Stallions of the Junior Division and the Tigers of the Midget Division. /Mjjt/

The Tycoons

The Serpents

The Raptors

The Raptors

The Taekwondo Club

High School Alumni Homecoming held Next Homecoming slated, 2013



Marching on the same ground, and singing the familiar AC March, 214 alumni of Aldersgate College Science High School trooped back to their Alma Mater to reunite with former schoolmates and faculty and breathe the sweet air of nostalgia that only their school can exude. The High School Alumni Association Batch 1980 led by their president Mrs. Emely M. Baptista and Batch 1986 headed by their president Mr. Noli Domincel hosted the Alumni Homecoming last December 30 at the school grounds. Well-attended by alumni, administrators, faculty and employees alike, the get-together featured games, raffle draws and competitions among groups.  A Thanksgiving Service preceded the parade, program and banquet.

The reunion was graced by Hon. Board Member Epifanio Lambert D. Galima, Member of the AC-BOT and son of the founder of the institution who came to represent the congressman of the province. Dr. Junifen F. Gauuan, AC President, on the other hand welcomed and thanked the alumni in his short message.

The after-lunch program’s highlight was the recognition ceremony of an Outstanding Alumna, Ms. Maricel Sopongco-Franco of Batch 1987 who was adjudged by the Metrobank as one of the nation’s Outstanding Teachers. The election of officers per batch followed and the proclamation of the next Alumni Homecoming which is December, 2013.

Engr. Eric Van Sesbreño, the Alumni Association President initiated a fund campaign to finance the building of ten classrooms of the high school under the CSS Building which was supported by the alumni through their pledges and their commitment to reach out for their batch mates to relay this campaign which is expected to materialize on the 2013 Homecoming. Sesbreño, who donated cash prizes for the games and contest during the homecoming, is currently financing 17 AC Scholars since year 2010 and also urged the alumni in his speech to campaign for more enrollees for Aldersgate College.

Host Batch 1986 solicited for the raffle draw prizes and the proceeds from the sold tickets was also donated to the High School Funds. The 2013 Alumni Homecoming will be hosted by following batches 1992, 1993, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1987 qnd 2003.

The homecoming was made successful through the concerted efforts of the High School Alumni Association and the High School Faculty and staff under the leadership of Dr. Divina Gracia B. Apolonio, the principal and the administration. #Mariz Taguinod

Intramural quakes AC ground

Heated by breathtaking cheerdances, blaring yells, unstoppable spikes, smashes and lay-ups, the 2011 AC Intramurals quaked the AC grounds with the theme” Raising the Banners of Excellence Through Sports”, last October 10-12.

Despite the scorching heat of the sun, all ACians gathered and paraded around the town proper 7:30 a.m. lead by the Solano PNP Force followed by all athletic contingents, Midget, Junior, and Senior Division with the float of the newly crowned Miss Solano, Miss Niña Katherine Gambo and Runner up Miss Aiza Labog with the AC elementary and High School bands,

The opening ceremony started with a prayer led by Mrs. Prescilla A. Soriano, Senior Executive Assistant for Education (SExAE) and the singing of the National Anthem, AC March a well as Vizcaya March. All team muses and captains raised their banners followed by the opening remarks of the DSA, Mr. Jenifer Raymond Tallungan.

The relay and lighting of the torch of sportsmanship and the proclamation of the formal opening of the Intramural Meet 2011 highlighted the ceremony with the presentation of Mr. & Ms Campus Personality candidates and the ceremonial tossing of the ball by Miss AC 2011 Meryl Joyce Graneta.

The quadrangle soon resonated with the loud cheers of spectators when the cheerdance competition started with two teams competing in the elementary, the Tigers and the Wolverines; and the four teams of the high school Fighting Zebras, Thunder Hounds, War Hawks and the Wild Stallions. Dancesport competition among college students as well as the high school followed which generated shrilling applause from the throng.

Athletic competitions started in the afternoon and all the remaining days of the intramurals despite the unpredictable weather.#kid/Mjjt