Chair Magno Declares April 17 as Founder’s Day
In order to honor the founder of San Carlos College, Mr. Regino V. Magno, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, declared April 17 as Fortunato C. De Veyra Day. The late Fortunato C. De Veyra was the founder of then Pangasinan Institute of Education, Arts and Sciences (PIEAS) now known as San Carlos College in 1946. He also founded Urbiztondo Private High School (UPHS) in 1948.
His entire life was dedicated to Education. He was sent to the United States as a Pensionado to train as an Educator. Upon his return to the Philippines, he was assigned to various educational positions around the country. He acted as Principal/Superintendent at various locations: Manila, Tacloban, Lucena, and Dagupan.
His family adopted and lived out his Educational Mission. His spouse, Filomina Bobis, from Tobaco, Albay, was an instructor in Spanish. Eldest child Gloria Concepcion served as Registrar. Sonin-law Romualdo Concepcion was President.
Daughters Estrella Unson, Belinda Austria, Ofelia De Veyra, Rogelia Magno, Patria Mataban, Lucenita Sartaguda, and Carmencita Magallanes served in this school and other institutions in teaching, administrative positions or on the Board of Trustees. Son Atty. Arturo De Veyra served as Executive Vice President, then President from 1996 to 2010
Grandchildren Elsa Ma. V. Unson and Edward Vincent V. Unson also served as Presidents. The San Carlos College Hymn was composed by grandchildren Dr. Edgardo V. Unson and Ellen U. Virina. Other grandchildren served or are serving on the Board of Trustees.
For the Founder’s ideals of service to Education, to this institution, and to the graduates seventy plus years to date, and their families whose lives were Improved by their education; and to firmly implant these ideals and dedication in the consciousness of the students and alumni, faculty, and administrative staff. Be then known to all that April 17 which is the birth anniversary of Fortunato C. De Veyra as Founder’s Day.
Sports Fest 2019: BESO reclaims Championship
San Carlos College held its annual Sports Festival last March 27-28, 2019 with the theme “Breaking Barriers of Diversity, Achieving Excellence through Sports”. This event was steered by the Supreme Student Council headed by Joshi Audrey Domalanta. Business Education Students Organization (BESO), Future Mentors Guild (FMG) and Information and Computing Studies Society (ICSS) students competed in the different events such as ball games, racket games, board games, muziklaban, laro ng lahi, and the cheer dance competition. In the opening ceremony, an opening remarks was given by Joshi Audrey Domalanta, SSC President, while Mr. John Vic Verzosa, a multi-awarded table tennis player lit the torch followed by an inspirational message by Mr. Julius Doria, Sports Coordinator, and Ariel Paris led the oath of sportsmanship. BESO, FMG and ICSS students showcased their skills, talents, determination and team effort in competing in the different sports to bring home the bacon. The winners of the different categories are the following:
KeylessPaandar of CICS
Last January 02, 2019, three Information Technology students presented their keyless motorcycle to the public via GMA’s Balitang Amianan.
The Keyless Motorcycle was developed by Meynard Gel Carse, Jerome V. Custodio and John Vic Versoza who are all 4th-year CICS students. The said project was created primarily to minimize the case of motor-napping. The features of their project are; it secures motorcycle by disabling conventional ignition system, lessens, if not, prevents motor-napping incidents, only registered fingerprint can switch on the motorcycle and can support multiple users, wirelessly connected to user’s mobile device via Bluetooth, and interfaced with Android-enabled mobile phone for remote ignition.
Dr. Romulo Olallia, Jr., Dean of the College of Information and Computing Studies, is very positive on the potential of the project specifically on its integration to motorcycles.
SCC at 73: Hailed as Success
San Carlos College celebrated its 73rd Foundation Anniversary anchored by the theme, “SCC @ 73: One Vision, One Mission… Continuing the Journey to Greater Heights” in a week of activities held at SCC Gymnasium from February 11 to 16, 2019, chaired by Dr. Alicia Peralta, Vice President for Academic Affairs.
SCC’s Foundation Week celebrations began with the opening of the different booths put up by the Basic Education Department (Elementary, Junior & Senior High School) and College department (BESO, FMG, & ICSS). The Sports Clinic was also held, where aspiring athletes from different public schools in San Carlos City were trained by professional coaches and national-qualified players of the school and was organized by Mr. Julius C. Doria, Sports Coordinator.
Adding more excitement to the week-long activities were Automoto Show organized by the College of Information and Computing Studies in partnership with Rockstar Events, Thanksgiving Mass was also held in the College gymnasium presided by Rev. Fr. Douglas C. Nicolas and was followed by the Schoolwide Quiz bee, where students from JHS, SHS, CABA, CTE & CICS formed a group with ten competing teams. Rocelyn Fortin (CABA), Jireh Cristobal, Robelene Prado, Vincent Gian, Michael Lloyd De Guzman, and Rocelyn Fortin won the First Place. Aside from Schoolwide Extemporaneous Speaking won by Cristine Rivera of JHS, the Talent Portion for Search for Miss San Carlos College 2019 was held in the afternoon of February 14, where Carolina V. Castro of the Future Mentors Guild won Best in Talent.
On Friday, February 15, hundreds of students braved the heat of the sun for the Loyalty Parade along the processional streets of San Carlos City. It was led by the SCC Drum and Bugle Corps along with the creative and symbolic floats of different departments. Students also cheered for the crowning of the Miss San Carlos College 2019 – Avril Lavigne Enoferio (Junior High School).The event was concluded by the Raffle Draw and Students Night of the Basic Education Department.
On its 73rd year, SCC shall forever provide students with a treasure of knowledge and wisdom to emulate and abide by the founding ideals of the learning institution and shall continue to look up to the legacy it has handed down to its alumni.
Dr. Olalia Jr. Presents Research in International IT Confabs
Dr. Romulo L. Olalia Jr., Dean of the College of Information and Computing Sciences, San Carlos College, attended the 4th International Conference on Industrial and Business Engineering (ICIBE 2018) at the University of Macau held last October 24 - 26, 2018. Where he presented his research, “ Security Assessment of Brute-Force attack to Subset Sum-Based Verifiable Secret Sharing Scheme.”
Researchers and IT Professionals from all over the world were present in the conference. ICBE 2018 aims to bring together researchers, scientist, engineers, and student scholars to exchange their experiences, new ideas, and research results on all aspects of Industrial and Business Engineering, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.
Dr. Olalia’s research has been included in the ICIBE 2018 which will be published in International Conference Proceedings Series by ACM, and archived in the ACM Digital Library and indexed by EI Compendex and Scopus.
Prior to this, Dr. Olalia also attended the 14th International Conference on Computing and Information Technology (IC2IT 2018) at the Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand held last July 5 - 6, 2018. He also presented a research paper, “ Subset sum-based verifiable secret sharing scheme for multiparty computation”. His research paper will be published in Springer and indexed by Scopus.
The IC2IT2018 was organized by King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Council of IT Deans of Thailand (CITT) and partner institutions from Thailand and abroad.
SCC tops Nationwide Quipper Ranking for the 1st Quarter SCC overtakes other private schools with 95% Active Rate in Quipper
Proving its quality and excellence when it comes to education and technology advancement, San Carlos College topped the nationwide ranking in Quipper for the first quarter of the school year 2018-2019. During the first five months of the year, SCC got the highest rating with the 94.09% in Quipper School nationwide for the month of December. It is undeniable that Quipper is one of the stepping stones for learning; it helps the students go with the lessons and answer their quizzes and assignments given by their teacher anytime and anywhere with the use of technology. A number of students and teachers who exemplified hard work and excellence in answering and facilitating the activities in Quipper were awarded last November 7, 2018 at the school gymnasium. The top teachers in Quipper for this school year are Ms. Shaira Rosario, elementary Coordinator; Mr. Meylard Barte, junior high school coordinator; Mr. Jomar Hernandez, senior high school coordinator; Ms. Violeta Calangian, Science teacher; Ms. Katrina Mae Manzon, English teacher and Mr. Leonardo Rosario, MAPEH teacher. Josegin Villanueva from Grade 1, Jade Adele Panis from Grade 5, Ralph Lawrence Castro from Grade 6, Arabella Aquino from Grade 7-Topaz, CD Calugay from Grade 7-Ruby, Sarah Nicole Valles from Grade 8-Garnet, Christine Mae Rivera from Grade 8-Jade, Anna Marie Monica Reyes from Grade 9-Sapphire, Hannah Nicole Labrador from Grade 10-Pearl, Kenneth Jay Banaag from Grade 11-A, Derry Mae Velasquez from Grade 11-B, Robelene Prado from Grade 11-C, Erwin Solomon from Grade 11-D, Angelica Dela Cruz from Grade 12-ABM, Cindy Aquino from Grade 12-GAS, Wendy Austria from Grade 12-HUMSS, Junard Junio from Grade 12-STEM and Butz Sayson from Grade 12-TVL were the top performing students in Quipper. They are the reasons behind the success of SCC’s current standing in Quipper nationwide.Without their abilities and hard works combined, this achievement won’t be possible. And now, San Carlos College is aiming on maintaining its current ranking in Quipper.
DOST launches ‘Starbooks’; SCC BED opens accounts
San Carlos College implemented the electronic library, or E-library, by the Department of Science and Technology called Starbooks last December 2018.
The students created their personal accounts in Starbooks with the assistance of their advisers and some IT students.
This starbooks is a computerized library, which can help every student in SCC. It contains thousands of digitized science and technology resources in various formats (Text and Videos/Audio) placed in specially designed “pods” with a user-friendly Interface. It aims to create interest in the field of Science and Technology and it can encourage great curious minds to develop new ideas. This project of DOST is intended in every school to lessen the hassle of every student in making assignments and conducting researches. In order to use the Starbooks, students will just have to register their accounts and after which, they can search for a particular topic without going to the school library and manually scan for books.
SCC opens S.Y. 2018-2019
San Carlos College welcomed hundreds of students as it formally opened the school year 2018-2019 last August 6, 2018 . The school adjusted its school year opening from June to August in response to Senate Bill 1432 that all private schools must start their school year on the second Monday of August. The first day happened to be peaceful and pleasant for most of the students. According to them, the school seems to have changed a lot than before and also they are more likely happy to attend their classes because it exceeded their expectations.
JHS, SHS Enrollment Rate increases by 6%
The previous number of enrollees in the Junior and Senior High School in San Carlos College had increased by 6% for the school year 2018-2019. From 2011-2018, the enrollment rate of the elementary remained the same, but with the JHS and SHS, it had increased with a total of 668 students who chose to enroll in this institution. This enrollment rate is already an accomplishment for the institution. Through hard work and perseverance to increase and promote the beauty and efficiency of learnings, SCC is currently acknowledged as one of the recommended schools for the TVL students to conduct trainings. This achievement of the school is a result of the “Marketing (Home Visitation)” campaign which encourages the youth as well as the parents to nurture their burning passion in education and to equip them with 21st century skills by means of studying in San Carlos College because this institution prepares every student to be productive members of the society.
BFP SCC on Disaster Risks: ‘Always be ready for it’
To inculcate knowledge about the hazards of natural phenomenon to people and how to handle them, a Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparedness Seminar was steered by the Bureau of Fire Protection – San Carlos City at the school gymnasium, November 12, 2018. BFP did an excellent job in teaching all the students, teachers and administrative staff on what to do whenever a natural phenomenon hits the society. They shared some important tips about what to do before, during and after a disaster. They also gave a short lecture about the kinds of natural occurrences that people must look into and be prepared for. In the afternoon, an earthquake and fire drill was conducted and everyone in San Carlos College participated on it. The BFP officers identified some flaws on the drill but still got impressed on the willingness of the students, teachers and administrative staff to learn more about disaster risk reduction and preparedness.
SCC Celebrates Buwan ng Wika
San Carlos College celebrated Buwan ng Wika last August 31 with the theme “Filipino: Wika ng Saliksik” at the San Carlos College Gymnasium. It was a whole-day celebration with activities that showcased the talents of pupils from Kindergarten to Grade VI. Culminating activities includes Tagisan ng Talino, Slogan and Poster Making, Pagsulat ng Sanaysay, Spoken Word Poetry and Ginoo at Mutya ng Wikang Pambansa. In the morning, various contests were conducted. The following students are the winners in the different competitions; Ralph Laurance P. Castro, Grade VI - Dahlia for the Pagsulat ng Sanaysay, Matt Antony Mendoza of Grade V - Daisy for the Poster-Making Contest, Vic Lawrence Salangad and Justin Ly F.Soriano, 2nd and 3rd placers respectively. In the afternoon affair, the stage of the gymnasium shined as the Kindergarten pupils presented the different “Pambansang Sagisag ng Pilipinas”. Followed by the imitable performances of pupils from Grade I-VI as they presented their talents in dancing. Afterwards, the much-awaited search for Ginoo at Binibini ng Wika was held. Pupils from Grade I-VI walked with much pride and confidence to represent their own grade level. Grade VI-Rose’s Mark Gian F. Paglingayen and Kyla Mae De Guzman were crowned Ginoo and Binibini ng Wika. Third-grade Lois Infinity A. Abalos and fifth-grade Jade Aimee M. Panis were declared as Ginoong at Binibini ng Luzon. Second-graders Lancel Charles R. Bautista at Mitch Althia G. Agbuya were declared as Ginoo at Binibini ng Visayas. Fifth-grade Hudsel F. Labrador and sixth-grade Armeena Christa C. Estabillo were declared Ginoo at Binibini ng Mindanao. Special awards were given to first-graders Diether Todd Magalong and Marjorie De Vera as Mr. and Ms. Photogenic.
Gealogo grabs 2nd in Academic Olympics 2019
Kim Matthew Gealogo, a Grade 12 STEM student, bagged 2nd place in the Spelling Bee competition (Senior High School Level) during the Academic Olympics 2019 held at Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation, February 7. Gealogo scored 21 points out of 30 making him the second highest pointer among the participants in the fourth entry. It was Malasiqui Agno Valley College who topped the said contest. “It is just that I am fond of reading books and other resources. Whenever I do that, I sometimes look for the meaning and pronunciation of the unfamiliar words or terms that I encounter,” says Kim Matthew when asked about his secret to success. Academic Olympics is one of VMUF’s activities in its founding anniversary. This also includes Quiz Bee, Essay Writing, and Vocal Solo and Duet.
BESO FEST: Resounding Success
Anchored with the theme “BESO, breakthrough to excellence by strengthening opportunities”, The College Accountancy and Business Administration celebrated the Business Education Student Organization Festival, last November 27-29, 2018. The celebration aimed to give break, fun, and inspiration to the students of the college of Accountancy and Business Administration.
Maricar B. Padlan, CPA, the guest of honor and resource speaker gave an inspirational talk to all the aspiring students of the department.
Meanwhile, different activities are held during the celebration. Bryan King Martinez. Christian Esteban, Jyra Joy Vinluan, and Angelica Dela Cruz bagged the first place in the accounting quiz bee; while in the management quiz bee, Kayle Angeli Abella, Karen Bandong, Aira Joi Martinez and Meryl Santillan were awarded first placers. While in the scrabble competition, Heherson Palaganas and Keziah Faye Parangal emerged as the winners. The BESO also held a raffle draw and BINGO blackout, luckily Aira Joi Martinez won the Php 3,000 mega jackpot price and the champion for the mobile legend tournament is the steminist-wicked-minds group composed of John Patrick De Vera, Kim Matthew Gealogo, Neil Lawrence Mendoza, Marinelle Panglinagyen, John Carlo Magayanes, and Rafael Laugo.
On the third day, the celebration was highlighted by the search for Ms. BESO 2018. Contestants gave their best on the runway. In the end, the bests were chosen. Jessalene Gundayao is crowned as Ms. BESO 2018, Ms. BESO fest Photogenic Award, Ms. Netizens’ Choice Award, Best in School Uniform and Rjay Cruz exclusive collections award. On the other hand, Keziah Parangal was awarded First Runner-up plus minor awards; Best in Talent, Ms. Congeniality and Ms. Campus Choice Award. While, Lancy Keen Yeh bagged the Second Runner-up award, Ms. Close-up Smile and Best in Corporate Attire. And finally, Christine Buna Cruz, Third Runner-up, Ms. Jolly Smile, Best in Long Gown and Rjay Cruz exclusive collections.
The BESO fest ended up with a boodle fight and team building in the evening.
The event was spearheaded by the BESO adviser, Mr. Maximiano Fermin and Dean of the College of Accountancy and Business Administration Mr. Michael Centino with the assistance of BESO students headed by Bryan King Martinez.
College of Teacher Education Celebrates its Annual Future Mentors Guild Festival
The FMG fest 2019 was held last Jan 31 - Feb 1 at the College Gymnasium with the theme, “Upgrading Future Mentors’ Skills in the 21st Century Milieu”. The two-day event was spearheaded by the FMG officers headed by Jayvee M. Pasoquen with the guidance of Dr. Dominador C. Fermin III, Dean, College of Teacher Education, and Dr. Emiliana Valdez, Adviser. On the first day of the celebration, a seminar was conducted with Mr. Chris Marlowe B. Yambao, Teacher III at Tandoc National High School, as resource speaker. He underscored the theme “Surfacing as Global Teachers in the 21st Century”. Battle of the Brains and Variety Show highlighted the afternoon activities.
The much-awaited Search for Ms. FMG 2019 was held on the second-day kicking-off with the Talent Portion in the morning and the pageant proper in the afternoon. Ms. Wexlyn Frances Tumanan, representing SHS-GAS, won the title as Ms. FMG 2019, Ms. Carolina Castro, 1st runner-up and Best in Talent, Ms. Aira Joy Orido, 2nd runner=up and Ms. Maricris Sison, 3rd runner-up.
SCC commemorates Ash Wednesday
The catholic students of San Carlos College celebrated the ash Wednesday on the 6th of March 2019 at 8 o’clock in the morning at the college gymnasium presided by the Rev. Fr. Primo V. Aquino.
Ash Wednesday is the beginning of lent, a 40-day period ending before Easter wherein ages 18 to 59 are required to fast and abstain from eating meat every Friday during the Lenten period. Ashes put on the forehead reminds us of our mortality as the bible said, “You are dust, and unto dust you shall return” (Gen. 3:19).
SCC, BFP Conduct Disaster Awareness, Preparedness Confab
Bureau of Fire Protection headed by SFO1 Berbee S. Bacani held the Schoolwide Disaster Awareness and Preparedness Symposium with a theme “Katatagan sa Kalamidad ay Makakamtan Kapag Sapat ang Kaalaman sa Kahandaan”, last October 11-12, 2018 coordinated by Ms. Regine Tabigne, SSC Adviser
On the first day, BFP personnel educated and trained student leaders from Basic Education Department and Tertiary
Department(SSG, SSC, FMG, BESO, and ICSS), faculty and staff, and Urbiztondo Private High School (UPHS).
The training helped enhance the knowledge of participants about disasters. The Institutional Calamities Management Team (IMCT) consist of 6 teams (First Aid, Site Security, Rescue, Communication, Fire Safety, and Evacuation team) were assigned to assist students, faculty, and staff during calamities.
On the second day, a symposium which was held at the college gymnasium, SFO1 Berbee S. Bacani was the speaker of the event. He supervised the dissemination of information about disaster, and also discussed the general procedures that everyone should do when disasters such as earthquake and fire emanate.
All students, faculty, and staff participated actively in the proper execution of the drill and the event ended successfully.
SCC Extends Its Service
San Carlos College once again proved its purpose in molding holistic individuals as it conducted a community extension service last November 23, 2018, at Brgy. Bega San Carlos City Pangasinan. With its thrust on promoting a clean and green environment, SCC students from the different departments participated in the clean-up-drive and tree planting activities. The said activities were conducted after the survey phase on the said barangay which resulted in the needs of environmental awareness. “The program was steered not just because it is a requirement for the accreditation of college of teacher education but also a part of corporate social responsibility”, Mr. Michael Centino, community extension coordinator said. Aside from this, they are planning to conduct a literacy program, livelihood program, and solid waste management program. The community extension service was conducted successfully through the concerted efforts of San Carlos College students along with school heads, student affairs coordinator, and Mr. Centino as the CEC.