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The newly-elected parent officers of the HEU Family Council, participated in a team building activity held last October 1, 2016 in Miriam College.  The team building was facilitated by Raul Luis Manaligod, a consultant and expert in organizational development and one of the longest-serving faculty in the College of Business, Entrepreneurship and Accountancy.

The council, led by its President, Ambassador Shirley Ho-Vicario, actively engaged in workshop activities, group sharing, and ice-breaker games.

This school year, the Family Council focuses its goals on introducing more relevant talks and workshops on parenting skills and family wellness. It will also continue to raise funds in support of the school’s scholarship program.

This is the 13th batch of parent officers since it started as a Core Group in school year 2004-2005.

We would like to inform the community that Miriam College will follow the guidelines on the cancellation of classes due to inclement weather issued by the Department of Education (DepEd Order No. 43, series of 2012) for the Basic Education Units, and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED M.O. 15, series of 2012) for the Higher Education Unit (undergraduate and graduate programs).

I. Automatic Cancellation of Work and Classes 

The automatic suspension of work and classes due to inclement weather will be based on the following public storm warning signals from the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA): 

Signal No. 1  - Cancellation of classes in the Child Study Center and MC-SAID Pre-School
Signal No. 2   - Cancellation of classes in the Lower School, Middle School, High School, MC SAID Grade School and High School, and the Miriam Adult Education 
Signal No. 3 and higher - Cancellation of work and classes at all levels

When classes are suspended due to storm signal number 1 or 2, the academic teaching staff members (faculty) of the levels concerned are not required to report for work. However, the Administrative Services Group, Professional Group, Academic Non-teaching Staff and Administration employees are expected to report for work.  

II. Localized Cancellation of Work and Classes (DepEd Order No. 43 s. 2012)

A. As stated in the most recent guidelines issued by the DepEd, “in the absence of typhoon signal warnings from PAGASA, localized cancellation/suspension of classes in both public and private schools… may be implemented by the local chief executives in their capacity as chairpersons of the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.” 

“Any decision to cancel or suspend classes must come from the local government.  A school head may only cancel or suspend classes in cases where urgent action is needed to prevent loss of life or bodily harm.”

Parents are advised to monitor media advisories coming from government agencies such as the PAGASA, Local Government Unit/Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Council, Regional or National DRRM Councils, and the Office of the President (Malacañang).

Students who are not able to report for school will be required to present an excuse letter upon return to class. This will alert the teachers regarding the reason for their absence. Be assured that the school will be very considerate to students who are absent on these days. No tests, examinations, graded recitations or oral reports, etc. will be held in these cases.

B. Consistent with the DepEd guidelines, the school will also rely on the discretion of parents to decide if their child/ren will attend class. 

“The DepEd still maintains that parents have the ultimate responsibility of determining whether their children should go to school, even if no order for cancellation/suspension of classes has been issued, if they feel that traveling to or from school will place their children at risk.”

C. For employees affected by floods or strong winds, the policy on force majeure leave will apply. 

D. Schedule of Mid-day Suspension of Classes

The dismissal time for mid-day suspension of classes will be as follows:

Child Study Center

First Step  10:15 a.m. 
 10:30 a.m
  10:30 a.m.

Lower School 

Grade 1
Grade 2
Grade 3, 4, and 5 
11:50 AM
11:15 AM
11:30 AM (M, T, F) OR 1:20 AM (W, Th) 

Middle School 
Grades 6 to 8             11:55 a.m.       

Grade School   11:30 a.m.
High School     12:00 n.n.

High School - 11:00 a.m.

Higher Education and MAE - as announced 

In case of mid-day cancellation of classes, students from the Basic Education Units (BEU) will be allowed to leave the campus only when their fetchers arrive.  Faculty members of these units will be required to stay until advised by the Principal to leave.  

Cancellation of classes will apply for the entire day, even when the storm signal warning is lifted.

E. Out-of-classroom activities 

In the event of class and work cancellation due to inclement weather or an emergency, all unit activities scheduled on the same day shall be automatically cancelled. Parents and students will be informed of the new schedules on Facebook, Twitter and the Miriam College website as soon as work and classes resume.

For weekend (Saturday and Sunday) activities, announcements will be posted via Facebook, Twitter and the website not later than 5:00 p.m. the day before.

F. Announcements

Announcements will be made through the following channels:

  • School trunk lines: 580-5400 to 28 and 435-9240 to 46
  • MC website homepage
  • MC Facebook and Twitter accounts
  • Text messaging (only for emergency cases e.g. independent cancellation of classes/work by Miriam College)
The school will make announcements through major radio and television networks, particularly ABS-CBN and GMA 7, only in cases when it decides to cancel classes/work independently.

As a general guideline, it should be presumed that the absence of any announcement on cancellation of classes/work by government agencies or by the school means there will be classes/work.

Please be guided accordingly.

Level Date of Parent's Orientation Time of Parent's Orientation First Class Day
Day Care June 29 1:30 PM July 4
First Step June 29 8:00 - 11:00 AM July 4
AM Session
PM Session
June 28 8:00-11:00 AM July 4
AM Session
PM Session
July 1
8:00-11:00 AM
1:00-4:00 PM 
July 7

A staggered schedule for First Step, Nursery, and Kindergarten students will be followed for the first few weeks of school. Homeroom Teachers will inform the parents of their child's staggered schedule during the Parents' Orientation Day. Thank you.

ATTENTION: Current MCHS Grade 11 Students and Parents

Due to the scheduled institutional shut down from May 30 to June 5, regular enrollment for incoming Grade 12 will be moved to June 6 and 7, instead of May 30 and 31. Please be guided accordingly.

This year marks the 27th year that Miriam College Child Study Center has been producing and presenting all-original Filipino plays with script, songs, and choreography all masterfully created by the CSC's dynamic team of teachers.

On our 27th year of showcasing the talent and creativity of the students, teachers, and staff of CSC, we are proud to present our newest obra maestra, "Haku" for the very first time!

Please come and join us in our journey to discover the importance of caring for the environment through this story beautifully wrapped in song and dance.

The officers of the HEU Family Council in collaboration with the Office for Student Affairs and the Campus Ministry Office invite parents of college students to a half-day of prayer and reflection with the theme 

"Parents as Shepherds: Reconnecting through Listening", on March 5, 2016, Saturday, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Caritas Seminar Room, 3rd Floor, Caritas building.

To confirm attendance, please send an e-mail to on or before March 3, 2016, Thursday. On-site registration will begin at 7:30 in the morning. The activity will end with a Holy Mass.



CSC Newsletter
October 2015
1st Issue, SY 2015-2016


   PDF version of the CSC Newsletter

The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) of the Child Study Center continued its annual tradition of bringing medical-dental services to partner communities. Last October 17, 2015 , despite the gloomy weather due to Typhoon Lando, the Medical-Dental Mission still pushed through at the CSC Grounds. Approximately 500 beneficiaries received free medical and dental check-ups during the event. In partnership with the Miriam Identity, Spirituality, and Mission Office (MISMO), Daan-Tubo and Marytown of Brgy. Loyola Heights were identified as beneficiaries.  They also reached out to the outsourced personnel of Miriam College as another group of recipients.

With more than two months of preparation, the Medical-Dental Mission was made possible through the support of donors. The committee received a more than Php 300,000 from external sponsors and CSC Parents and in-kind donation worth Php 87,000. Several Pharmaceutical companies also donated boxes of assorted medicines and multi-vitamins, which were made available to the patients through our set-up Pharmacy. This year’s Medical-Dental Mission even took a leap, with a Mobile Clinic that offered both X-Ray and ECG Services. 

The event was graced by approximately 150 volunteers. Doctors, dentists, nurses, clinicians, radiologists, technicians, teachers, janitors, jobbers, and parents, shared their time and effort to help run this half-day outreach program. 

The day concluded with high spirits and smiles on everyone’s faces as this heartwarming event created an avenue to touch the lives and share blessings to others.

The Family Council of the Higher Education Unit sang popular Filipino Christmas songs complete with Santa hats as they kicked off their Carols for Scholars project last November 15, 2015.  

The project is an initiative of the Council to raise more funds in support of their financial assistance program for four HEU students.   Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Angelina B. Alcazar and Second Year students Prezatia Moseska Maria Ho Vicario and Mary Ann Del Prado joined the Council.  The HEU Family Council officers are Shirley H.  Vicario (former Philippine Ambassador to Papua New Guinea), president; Danny D. Dulay, vice-president for Internal Affairs; Benjamin B. Balatbat, vice-president for External Affairs; Vilma A. Esteban, secretary; Josefina C. Garcia, assistant secretary; Ditas L. Fernando, treasurer; Gemma O. dela Paz; assistant treasurer; Annie L. Dorado, auditor; Marcelo O. Ticaon, Public Relations Officer (PRO); Bonifacio F. del Prado, Ernesto Anastacio and Boyet Lee, assistants to the PRO; Roberto T. Padaca, Mary Ann L. Songco, Janette M. Pacifico and Novymirth B. Ayson, year level representatives.

Aireen C. Cabillos and Ma. Fatima P. Cruz, Middle School Science teachers, facilitated a presentation on STEM@Home at the International Conference-Workshop for Teachers and Administrators. The paper entitled STEM@Home: Parent-Student Collaboration in Developing STEM Skills was presented in one of the parallel sessions of the conference that was held at the Traveller’s Hotel in Subic, Olongapo City, last October 29.

STEM@Home is a regular feature of the Middle School Science program wherein students are asked to perform an experiment at home with the help of a family member and to document their progress. It is one of the many initiatives the Middle School has put in place to foster STEM awareness in the main academic program.

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