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Monthly Archives: December 2010


Aldersgate College in its continued venture as a Learning Center for Excellence located within the heart of Nueva Vizcaya now opens its doors to students for the School      Year 2010-2011 offering varied programs that would prepare and hone any graduate that goes out from its portals to be globally competitive and comparable to other graduates coming from prestigious colleges and universities in metropolitan areas.

            The School of Medical Sciences as a department offering Health Allied Programs continuously enhances its curricular programs that would equip the students with the Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes as foundation for excellent performances, making those as their spring-board to be at par with other professionals in various fields of industry where they land into for a noble job.

 To achieve all of these with success the School of Medical Sciences not only prepares its students in the academic aspect of learning but at the same time provides opportunities for every student to apply their theoretical knowledge, skills and attitudes through actual practice among authentic clients in the community; hence, a Community Extension and Outreach Program was conceived and was made feasible in a remote barangay of Quezon, a neighboring town flanking the Municipality of Solano, Nueva Vizcaya.

SAR-Ex (Student Action Response for Excellence)  The SMS-Community Extension and Outreach Program is now on its second year of existence and for this School Year 2010-2011 since its conception in 2010.  This program is vis-à-vis in the implementation of the SAR-ex Project introduced by the Commission on Higher Education which commenced this School Year.

Student of the School of Medical Sciences checking heart rate to assess the health status of school children of Brgy. Bonifacio.


            On the first week of July 2010, several volunteer students of the School of Medical Sciences together with some Faculty Members went to Brgy. Bonifacio, Quezon, Solano, Nueva Vizcaya (the adopted community for the Community Extension and Outreach Program) and paid a visit to the place. The group made the necessary coordination with the Barangay Council Officials and presented the Department’s plan in sustaining the program which was previously launched and implemented in the preceding year.  The Barangay Council Officials and the constituents of the community being very thankful and appreciative for the continuity of the program gave the assurance of a committed and sincere active involvement of the Barangay as a whole.

On that same week, ocular visits to the different Puroks and Sitios were done by the students and faculty involved in this extension program with the intention to conduct the necessary assessment purposely to identify prevailing needs and problems of the community people. Furthermore, to evaluate the status of previously implemented programs.

Since the month of July is observed as NUTRITION MONTH in several agencies, both government and private sectors in accordance to the implementation of programs of the Department of Health, the SMS students and faculty coordinated with the Barangay Elementary Schools’ officials and the Barangay Council Officials on the realization of the different activities in observance of the NUTRITION PROGRAM for the month.

The following table shows the different activities that were implemented in observance of the NUTRITION PROGRAM CELEBRATION:

Schedule Activities
JULY 15, 2010 Coordination with all Elementary Schools’ Officials in the Barangay for scheduled activities
JULY 16, 2010 Operation Timbang for all Elementary School pupils (Grade I – VI) in Centro , Barangay Bonifacio
JULY 22, 2010 Operation Timbang for all Grade I-VI pupils in Sitio Tutong, Bgry. Bonifacio, Quezon
JULY 23, 2010 Operation Timbang for all Grade I-IV pupils in Sitio Tawi-tawi, Bgry. Bonifacio, Quezon
JULY 30, 2010 Culminating Program of the NUTRITION MONTH Celebration in Barangay Bonifacio, Quezon with the collaborative participation of Philippine Nurses’ Association – Nueva Vizcaya Chapter
AUGUST 05, 2010 Feeding program at Sitio Tutong, Brgy. Bonifacio, Quezon and giving Supplemental Feeding Stuff for Malnourished children in the area
AUGUST 06, 2010 Feeding Program at Primary School in Sitio Tawi-tawi, Brgy. Bonifacio, Quezon


Participants of the Poster Making Contest

            As scheduled on JULY 30, 2010, the Culminating Program of the NUTRITION MONTH CELEBRATION was held at the Barangay Hall of the community. The one-day program packed with various activities was participated in by the community people especially by the elementary school pupils who actively took part in the whole day program.

Some of the highlights of the Program were the Poster Making and Slogan Making Contests which were open to elementary pupils of the Barangay in all levels, and the Literary-Musical Presentations of the children from the Preparatory level to the Elementary level. The winners in the different contest categories were filled with joy as they garner the upshots of their efforts. The radiant smiles and laughter of the winners made the organizers more inspired and challenged to continue to carry out the committed tasks as a part of the responsibilities stipulated in the work plan of the department.  

  What had inspired the group most is the verse from the Bible as quoted … “For I can do all things with CHRIST who strengthens me”.

AC pegs 18 awards in RHEPC

The AC Victors! (from left) Remanel Esquejo, Rheanel Esquejo, Imee Mariela Fabro, Mark Loi Yarcia, Fernando Pili Jr., Marcos Manzano and Genesis Pojas

Proving mettle in the field of journalism, five student scribes from Aldersgate College romped off with eight individual and ten group awards during the Regional Higher Education Press Conference (RHEPC) held at Kimikarlai Hotel, Tuguegarao City, on December 9-11, 2010.

The AC delegates who shone in the above stated regional tilt bagged the following awards: First Place, News Writing (Eng)- IMEE MARIELA FABRO, BSN III;  Second Place, Feature Writing (Eng) and Fifth Place, DevCom Writing (Eng)- RHEANEL ESQUEJO, BSED IV; Third Place- Photojournalism (Eng)- MARK LOI YARCIA, BSN III; Third Place- Feature Writing (Fil) and Fourth Place- Poetry Writing (Fil)- FERNANDO PILI JR., BSED III;  Fourth Place- Graphic Arts (Fil) and Fourth Place- Comic Strip Drawing (Fil)- GENESIS POJAS, BSIT III. Other regional finalists were REMANEL ESQUEJO, BSIT III, and MARCOS MANZANO, BSEE II. Continue reading

AC backs smoke-free NV drive

Nueva Vizcaya (NV), famed by its Clean and Green campaign having garnered national citations in this feat, will now truly become the haven of clean and fresh air lovers!

The provincial government of NV with the leadership of Hon. Governor Luisa Lloren Cuaresma launched the Smoke-Free Ordinance during a program held at the People’s Stage, Provincial Capitol, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya last November 8.

To ensure the implementation of this ordinance, Gov. Cuaresma had the ceremonial signing of the Pledge of Commitment followed by stakeholders like the Philippine National Police, Local Government Units, National Government Agencies, Civil Society Organizations, Business Organizations and Academic Institutions like Aldersgate College represented by the Supreme Student Council President Rheanel M. Esquejo and her council.

“Rest assured that this law will not exempt or excuse any offender even me and Vice Governor Jose Gambito”, Cuaresma said. Atty. Eduardo C. Balgos, former Board Member of the province, read the overview of the ordinance followed by the presentation of the Members of the NV Smoke-Free council by Mr. Manuel N. Tabora, Assisstant Provincial Budget Officer and Acting Provincial Administrator.

In the absence of the National Professional Officer of the World Health Organization, Dr. John Juliard Go, the keynote speaker, Dr. Maria Soledad Antonio, representative from the Philippine Nurses Association, hailed the province for being the first province to have a smoke free ordinance. “Launching pa lang, kitang-kita na ang inyong pagsuporta sa ordinansa, sana hindi kayo magsasawa.”Antonio added.

The said partakers roved around the towns of Solano and Bayombong to show support to the ordinance.

Meanwhile a Press Conference was held at the Provincial Capitol function hall wherein editors-in-chief and news editors from different schools joined. Esquejo together with her council and Fernando B. Pili, Jr (EIC of the College Paragon) joined the press conference. It was also graced by press people like Mr. Charles Lagasca (Philippine Star); Mr. James Baculin (DWRV); Mr. Joe Dazig (DZRH) among others.

In the afternoon, the planning workshop of the NV Smoke-Free council took place wherein Dr. Divina Gracia Apolonio, AC High School principal took part.#

PICE-AC Student Chapter Celebrates PICE Week

The Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers- Aldersgate College Student Chapter (PICE-ACSC) celebrated the annual PICE Week on November 26, 2010 with the theme “PICE: Engineering for a Better Philippines”. Activities like  Mathematics Quiz Bee and Bridge Building Competition were the highlights of the activity. Cash prizes were awarded to the winners of the contests. The celebration was headed by the PICE-ACSC President, Jemmalyn Fernandez under the guidance of the adviser, Ferdinand Marcos.

EE Coordinator Attends the IIEE National Convention

Engr. Jaymar Bicera, EE Coorinator of the department, attended the 35th Annual National Convention of the Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers  at the SMX Convention Center, MOA   on November 24-26, 2010. The theme of the event geared towards  the leadership of the IIEE Organiztion  in green energy solutions to climate change. Various topics were highlighted during the technical sessions/academic fora  which included re-engineering the EE curriculum to cater to the latest career opportunities especially on green engineering.

3rd National ICT Summit 2010

Recognizing the pressing need to take crucial steps in closing the gaps between academe, technology  and industry,  Dr. Junifen F. Gauuan, Aldersgate College President together with Mr. Marlou Felix Cunanan III, ACI Director, attended the 3rd National ICT Summit 2010 held last November 25-26, 2010 at the L Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City.

The summit aims to gather national and local government leaders and various stakeholders of the Information Technology – Business Process Outsourcing industry to develop and propel the Philippine ICT services towards making the Philippines the most preferred outsourcing and off-shoring destination in the world.

Through the National ICT Summit, the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) was forged to be the recognized national venue for collaboration, sharing of best practices and development of linkages for growth and sustainability.

With this, Aldersgate College continues to equip its students with knowledge and skills to make them globally competitive in seizing the countless opportunities made possible through ICT.

Christmas comes early to 400 children of Solano

Dr. Leopoldo A. Valdez, Dean, Graduate School of Management, hands in the gifts to the children as Hon. Doretea S. Guillermo, Barangay Captain of Curifang, looks on.

As part of its outreach program, the Aldersgate College Graduate School (ACGS), through its Aldersgate College Graduate School Extension (AC-GraSE) Project, brought to more than 400 indigent children of Solano, ages 3-8 years old, an early Christmas present by conducting fun-filled children’s games, feeding and gift-giving activities on December 11, 2010, in the community centers of barangays Bagahabag and Curifang.

Dr. Nimfa Norie A. Aquino, District Supervisor of the Department of Education in the municipality of Quezon, in her keynote speech during the opening program in both barangays, challenged the community leaders, the parents, the students, the faculty and the staff of the Graduate School of Aldersgate College to strengthen further their partnership in attending to the needs of the children especially during the most crucial stage of their development so as to fully prepare them to their task as the pillars of our nation.

Hon. Dolores Binwag, President of the Councilor’s League of the Province of Nueva Vizcaya, graced also the outreach program in Bagahabag and delivered a short talk lauding the generosity and love of both the faculty and students of Aldersgate College in organizing the said activities for the children as they truly are the embodiment of the spirit of this joyous occasion. Hon. Binwag, an alumna of Aldersgate College herself, also encouraged the officials of the barangay to continue their unselfish support to the programs and activities of Aldersgate College in their community. She likewise intimated her office’s readiness to extend assistance to both the community and the school’s programs.

Mr. Daton Jonathan B. Palitayan, Jr., Director of AC’s Center for International Education and Project Coordinator of AC-GraSE Project, coordinated the said activities to the officials of the beneficiary barangays.

The daylong activities were facilitated by the members and officers of the Aldersgate College Graduate School Student Organization (ACGSSO) led by Mrs. Virginia B. Aroco, ACGSSO President and a second year Master of Arts in Educational Management student. The students themselves dug deep into their pockets to be able to provide the prizes for the games, the school supplies for the gift-giving and the food for the feeding program.

Jollibee, one of the municipality’s fast-food chains, donated snacks for the facilitators.#

Hon. Jose B. Corpuz, Sr., Barangay Captain of Bagahabag, welcomed and expressed his deepest gratitude to the ACGS faculty and staff for their early Christmas gift to the children in their community.

Dr. Nimfa Norie A. Aquino is flanked on the left by Dr. Elizabeth R. Pascual, Dean of the Graduate School of Education, and on the right by Hon. Doretea Guillermo, Barangay Captain of Curifang, after she received her Certificate of Appreciation being the Guest Speaker during the Outreach Program of the ACGS.

Hon. Dolores Binwag extends her felicitations to the community leaders and parents of Barangay Bagahabag and to the faculty and students of ACGS in her short talk during the Opening Program of the ACGS's outreach activities at barangay Bagahabag.

Barangay Bagahabag children.

Barangay Curifang children.

The Missionaries – ACGS faculty and students.

Barangay Curifang Officials and ACGS faculty and staff.

AC scribes advocate peace, bag 6 awards

Three senior Paragon staff bagged six major awards in the International Day of Peace Celebration held in partnership with the Regional Associations of Supreme Student Council, Cagayan Valley Chapter at NVSU Bayombong, September 23-24,2010.

AC scribes attested their prowess in writing and outshone other participants in the following: Fernando B. Pili Jr.- 1st Place Essay writing (Filipino) and Poetry Writing (Filipino); 2nd Place Poetry Writing (English); Mark Loi C. Yarcia- 1st Place Essay Writing (English); and Rheanel M. Esquejo- 2nd Place Short Story Writing (English) and 3rd Place Poetry Writing (English).

The two-day celebration covered a parade around Bayombong Proper advocating peace, writing and drawing competition correlated to the theme, “Sustaining the Youth’s Engagement, Bridging the Peace Building Gaps”, and seminar-forum on Peace and Human Rights.#kaizen