The School Mascot: Maria Katipunera
Our school mascot's first name Maria is derived from Mary and the Aramaic "Miryan" meaning "rebel", which can be attributed to Miriam of Nazareth, our patroness. In addition, we strongly identify with the song of Miriam of the Magnificat, which reflects our school's aspirations for truth, justice and peace, as well as our own core values.
The second name Katipunera is what a group of alumni and employees called themselves as they marched against the Marcos dictatorship during the EDSA Revolution in 1986. In true "rebellious" form, the group donned yellow shirts and a salakot, a traditional wide-brimmed hat usually made of rattan. The name also commemorates the heroism of the women and men of the Katipunan, and affirms women's invaluable contributions to the 1896 revolution. Lastly, the name is also derived from our physical location on Katipunan Avenue, in Quezon City.
Much loved by the community, Maria Katipunera has become the poster girl for all our events and causes. She is a reminder of the qualities we want our girls and young women at Miriam College to possess: strength, courage, leadership, service, and love of country - and lots of spunk and spirit!