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Miriam College garnered a 100% passing rate in the August 2015 Guidance Counselor Licensure Examinations. This year’s MC passers are: 

  • Patricia Jhoanna C. Del Rosario
  • Femielyn Anne S. Estacio
  • Marivic D. Faigane, 
  • Ma. Triza B.Mannag, 
  • Maria Rosemarie Annie F. Mate

Nagkaroon ang Kolehiyo ng Miram ng isang pagtitipon noong Agosto 28 bilang institusyonal na pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa. Dinaluhan ng mga kinatawan mula sa iba’t ibang yunit ng kolehiyo ang okasyon na ginanap sa Marian Auditorium. Pinasimulan ito sa pamamagitan ng isang panalangin na sinulat ni Bb. Guadalupe Isidro; isinalin sa walong pangunahing wika ng Pilipinas ang nasabing dasal. Sinundan ito ng pagtataas ng bandila sa pamumuno ni Dr. Francis Evangelista, OIC-Dekano ng Kolehiyo ng Sining at Agham, ang Konseho ng Pangulo, at mga mag-aaral na namuno sa dalangin. Ang pagkanta ng Lupang Hinirang ay pinangunahan ng MC Chorale. Si Gng. Maria Louella Tampinco-Lunas, Punong-Guro ng Gitnang Paaralan, naman ang naghatid ng pambungad na pananalita. 
 
Itinampok ng pagdiriwang sina G. Jhames Labrador at Bb. Hannah Chua, mula sa Gitnang Paaralan, na tumugtog ng Habanera Filipina No.2 ni Ernesto Vallejo at Bituing Walang Ningning na komposisyon naman ni Willie Cruz. Nagbigay rin ng mainit na mensahe ukol sa kahalagahan ng dulang “New Yorker sa Tondo” sa kabataan ngayon si Bb. Missy Maramara na isang alumna at dating miyembro at direktor ng Teatro Banaag. Inilahad din ni Bb. Maramara ang pagbibigay ng pagpapahalaga sa pagka-Pilipino natin na sa kabila ng idinudulot na kaligayahan ng pagpunta sa ibang bansa ay may kakaiba pa ring sarap ang pagbabalik sa sariling bansa natin, sa bansang Pilipinas. Babalik at babalik pa rin tayo sa ating pinagmulan at pinag-ugatan at dito pa rin tayo mamamalagi. Ang dula na isinulat ni Marcelino Agana noong 1950’s ay binigyan ng modernong interpretasyon ng Teatro Banaag ng Mataas ng Paaralan. 
 
Binigyang-diin ni Dr. Rosario O. Lapus sa kanyang pagtatapos na pananalita na “Tanging ang ating sariling wika lamang ang makakapaglahad ng ating tunay na damdamin at saloobin.  Kaya’t nararapat lamang na ating pagtibayin ang pagmamahal dito sapagkat sa kabuoan, ito ang tunay na nagbibigay sa atin ng kapangyarihang hubugin ang ating mga sarili at ang ating bansa.”
 
Ang mga tagapagdaloy ng programa ay sina Dr. Gail Reyes-Galang mula sa Antas Kolehiyo at G. Margarito Fernandez III ng Mababang Paaralan. Samantala nagkaroon din ng eksibit sa Marian Auditorium Lobby ng mga likha ng mag-aaral sa hayskul na tinawag na “Tani-tanikalang Tula”; kasama rin sa eksibit ang “Talas-Isipan: Sino ang Nagwika?” at mga Likha-Islogan poster ng mga mag-aaral sa kolehiyo.

WOMEN COMPRISE half of the population. Hence, we are not a sector. To call us the vulnerable sector compounds the misconception. The provision in the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) upholding women’s right to meaningful political participation and protection from all forms of violence sends the message that women refuse to be tagged as victims only.

Women want to participate and take on leadership roles and make a difference. Women can effect change through participation in governance and in decision-making processes, especially those that relate to peace and security.

Women from the Bangsamoro areas hail this CAB provision. More than 3,000 of them from Lanao del Sur and Lanao del Norte, Maguindanao, Zamboanga, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi were consulted on how they wanted to flesh this out. The result was a list of lobby points submitted to the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) and Philippine Congress.

The women we talked to want to throw into the dustbin of history their days of political invisibility. They want to see themselves participating in decision-making mechanisms. They want as many seats as possible reserved for them in the parliament and other mechanisms of the future Bangsamoro government, like the Bangsamoro Transition Authority, Bangsamoro Council of Leaders and Bangsamoro Cabinet, local government units, including the Shari’ah justice systems.
Aware of their capability to help make their community safer, the women want participation in the police force, in controlling the proliferation of weapons and in preventing and resolving conflicts. They want the Bangsamoro government to ensure that community police will respect and promote human rights, particularly women’s rights, and to establish as well a program that will address sex and gender-based violence.

They want women to have equal access to land ownership, and for the Bangsamoro government to ensure their meaningful participation in the conceptualization and implementation of development programs and projects. All of these they know will have a greater chance of being put into practice if they are in decision-making mechanisms. Hence, they want the Bangsamoro government to ensure that political parties will integrate women in electoral nominating processes and to have a women’s agenda.

The women submitted these proposals, informed by the voices from the field, to the BTC, the House of Representatives and the Senate using advocacy tools they were familiar with. They held breakfast meetings with the BTC and women parliamentarians. They knocked on lawmakers’ doors appealing for the adoption of their lobby points. They e-mailed, snail- mailed and posted on legislators’ Facebook and Twitter pages.

They developed and gave away campaign materials—pens, fans, umbrellas—just to drive home the point that they want to be at the center of governance, not in its peripheries. They attended and spoke at public hearings. They did school tours aimed at broadening public support for their cause. They organized women’s marches and public actions encouraging people to cut their bangs for the Bangsamoro in support of women who want to participate in governance.

The efforts have not been futile. The document submitted by the BTC to the Office of the President contained language affirming women participation. House Bill No. 5811 highly reflects the women’s call, thanks to gender champions within that chamber. Senate Bill No. 2408 includes provisions on women’s protection, but not much on their aspiration to be counted among the leaders and decision-makers. Not yet, anyway.

The women are keeping on. They will continue to walk the halls of Congress or the streets of Mendiola to make their aspirations known. They want a Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) adopted, a BBL that is true to the letter and spirit of the CAB, an agreement where their right to politically participate is clearly inscribed.
Indeed, they want to be counted and they are looking at the Bangsamoro political entity as a viable vehicle to live their dream. Delaying the passage of a CAB-based, inclusive BBL is delaying their chance for a new beginning.

Jasmin Nario-Galace is executive director of the Center for Peace Education, professor at the International Studies Department in Miriam College, and national coordinator of the Women Engaged in Action on 1325. She joined women from Nisa ul haqq fi Bangsamoro, Unyphilwomen and Teduray Lambangian Women’s Organization in conducting consultations in Bangsamoro areas on what women wanted in the BBL. The consultations were coordinated by Conciliation Resources and supported by the United Kingdom Embassy, European Union and Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.




SOURCE: http://opinion.inquirer.net/88087/women-and-new-beginnings

The CSC teachers attended a two-day training on the use of iPads in the classroom last August 20 and 22. This was in preparation for the digital learning classes for Kindergarten students this school year.

The teachers were taught different Apple applications that can be used in their classes.  Keynote, ibooksAuthor, iMovie and Garage Band were just a few of the applications that were explored during the training.  For their workshop, they were asked to come up with different instructional materials (digital presentations and activities) using the said Apple applications and modules.

The training also aims to help teachers simplify modules that will be developed to teach the children how to create their own simple digital presentations like books and movies.

Dr. Jerry J. Jurisprudencia (extreme right), faculty of the Department of Psychology, was elected board member of the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP) last August 21 during the 11th Asian Association of Social Psychology's Biennial and 52nd PAP international conference held at the Waterfront Hotel, Cebu City.

The newly-elected board members were inducted by Dr. Ola Regala, current PAP president at The Philippine Social Science Center, Quezon City Last September 5. The other elected board members were Dr. Arsenio Allanan (Ateneo De Manila), Dr. Margarita Alvarez (Siliman University), Dr. Glenn Glarino (San Carlos University Cebu), Dr. Hector Perez  (FEU Manila) and Dr. Jurisprudencia (Miriam College). The newly-elected board members will serve till 2018.

CPE Executive Director Jasmin Nario-Galace joined a group of civil society members in a press conference to launch the All-Out Peace lobby paper for the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). The paper calls on members of congress to return provisions in the BBL that will uphold the Bangsamoro peoples’ right to self-determination.

Joining Dr. Galace were Gus Miclat of the Initiatives for International Dialogue, Muss Lidasan of the Al Qallam Institute, and Yoly Esguerra of the Partners of Misereor in the Philippines, Inc.

Dr. Galace represented WE Act 1325, the secretariat of which is the Center for Peace Education.

Rep. Barry Gutierrez and Rep. Kit Belmonte officially received the lobby paper, which asks for a BBL that is true to both the letter and spirit of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro.

The Miriam College Adult Education makes history as it launches Café Gusto, a café-cum-business incubation center for its MAE students. It was launched at the MAE canteen located at the 3rd floor of the MMJ Building last August 3, 2015. In attendance were MC administrators led by Miriam College President Dr. Rosario O. Lapus and MAE Officer-in-charge Glenda Villanueva.

Café Gusto offers fresh menu for breakfast, snacks and lunch. The café’s daily service operations is run by MAE student volunteers. The proceeds of the café contribute to sustaining the MAE Scholarship Fund.

“We do not just give them fish but we should also teach them how to fish. All that you see now and the days to come are outcomes of our students’ hardwork. They will be trained and guided by our competent instructors, Frida Santiago and Janet Olivar to efficiently run Café Gusto,” said Villanueva during her speech at the launch.

Villanueva adds that the internship and training at Café Gusto will prepare its students to stand-out in the workforce. “Others may practice their entrepreneurial skills to venture into business or they may also engage in continuing education to fulfill their dreams of a better life,” she said. 

For the launch, guests we treated to a morning cooler made of cucumber, mint and pineapple; pasta,  fish tempura; and pandesal with pesto capped with slices of carrot cake.

Café Gusto is open to the MC Community from 8AM to 5PM from Mondays to Fridays. It serves pasta, rice meals, pastries, bread, and freshly-brewed coffee.

The Middle School launched Nutrition Week last July 7 by starting their day with a Zumba activity. Students and teachers danced to the beat of Latin-inspired music while following the steps of Zumba instructor Marel Boctot. Boctot was invited through the help of Dr. Ronaldo Motilla, head of the ILAW Center.

Activities were also organized for the different grade levels. Grade 6 students had their Protein Food to Go sandwiches which they enjoyed preparing. Grade 7 showcased their expertise in cooking gourmet Pancit by adding meat and vegetables.

Grade 8 students created Infomercial Memes showing the importance of health and proper nutrition.

To cap off the celebration, the students’ works were put on exhibit to promote wellness through proper diet and exercise.


The Miriam College Child Study Center (CSC) administrators, faculty, and staff attended the First Aid Workshop and Skills Training last August 8, 2015. It was facilitated by certified volunteers from Rescue 177.  This is the first time that the Child Study Center opened this type of workshop/training to s personnel. 
 
The whole-day training covered lectures and demonstrations on how to respond to different emergency situations. Topics included basic bandaging, basic one- and two-man lifts, as well as Cardio Pulmonary resuscitation.

The activity was capped by a simulation of a Magnitude 7 Earthquake to give the CSC community idea of the possible dangers and emergency situations such natural disaster may bring.

Grade 8 students participated in “Building a Tradition, One Step at a Time,” a basic water safety seminar, last July 20 to 28 at the Miriam College Swimming Pool. 

During the activity, the students learned basic strokes for survival, basic immobilization and transferring techniques for distressed victims, and creating a safe environment when in the water. Highlighting the activity for the students was a rescue simulation of a drowning victim. 

The seminar was a supplementary activity for the students’ First Aid lesson in Physical Education and was facilitated by a team of swimming coaches led by Lito Angeles.

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