The MCLS Guidance Center held its annual Guidance Week celebration with the theme, “Hero in Me” from November 14 - 18, 2016. The activity, which is anchored on Miriam College’s Mighty @ 90 anniversary theme, aims to help students appreciate their strengths and capacities to become better persons. The superhero-themed activities also gave them a chance to learn, have fun, and relax with their classmates outside the classroom.
 
Students from selected Grades 2 and 5 sections attended the opening ceremony, which was graced by two alumni achievers in different fields. Karla Gutierrez- Carlos, MCHS batch ’88 and Amazing Alumni Achiever, led the opening prayer with her rendition of The Lord’s Prayer while Ma. Celeste Cherubim Lecaroz-Aceron, MCHS batch ’89, shared an inspirational message about discovering one’s passion and making dreams come true.  Aside from sharing her paintings of modern-day heroes during the weeklong celebration, Aceron also facilitated a Coloring for Grown Ups session for the MCLS faculty members last November 24.


The Kindergarten students of the Child Study Center visited the Philippine Coast Guard in Manila and the Philippine Marines in Taguig last November 11. The investigatory fieldtrip aims to familiarize them with how coast guards and marines protect our country using different kinds of transportation.
 
At the Philippine Coast Guard, the students and their parents were able to tour the Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas (BRP) Davao and BRP Tubbataha which functions as a patrol vessel. The students were also able to interview the captain, check out different parts of the vessels, and learn about the flag signals used to communicate with other ships at sea.
 
At the Philippine Marines, they were welcomed by a parade and gun salute followed by a marching band. The students were also able to ride different vehicles like the Amphibian, Ambulance, and V-300 Tank.
 
The investigatory fieldtrip gave the children a greater appreciation of what soldiers do for the country.

The CSC First Step students had their investigative field trip at Avilon Zoo in Rodriguez, Rizal last November 10. The children saw different kinds of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, freshwater fishes, invertebrates, and birds. 
 
Avilon Zoo’s impressive bird collection gave the children the opportunity to learn more about our fascinating feathered friends. The children observed that birds come in different sizes and colors, are able to make different sounds, and that some of them fly while others don’t. 
 
Aside from participating in the field trip, they were given a booklet on which to document their discovery about birds. This enabled them to have a more meaningful and hands-on experience in learning.

Joseph “Chay” Cruel, former faculty of the College of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Accountancy and Miriam College alumnus received the 2016 Outstanding Achievement in Marketing Management award from Agora.  The award was given on October 26, 2016 at the PICC in Pasay City.
 
Cruel graduated in 2008 with a degree in Business Administration. He is currently the vice president of international and business development for the non-alcoholic division of Asia Brewery. To date he is the youngest recipient in this Agora Awards category.

Established in 1979, the Agora Awards recognizes outstanding efforts in Marketing by individuals and companies in the industry.   Past awardees in the same category include businessman and former senator Manuel Villar and former McCann Erickson CEO and Maryknoll alumna Emily Abrera.

Department of Communication chairperson, Ma. Margarita Alvina-Acosta, PhD, attended the Asian University Leaders Program (AULP) in Hong Kong last October 27-29, 2016.  It was organized by the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia together with hosts Education University of Hong Kong and Lingnan University. It carried the theme “Gender and the Changing Face of Higher Education in Asia Pacific”.  The three-day program gathered representatives of Asian colleges and universities to explore the different gender analyses in higher education.  Best practices on gendering institutional management and program in higher learning were shared. 

An added feature in this year’s conference is the collaboration of the United Board with the Asian Pacific Higher Education Research Partnership (APHERP), a program of the East-West Center of the University of Hawaii, which presented an additional Senior Seminar on the same theme.
 
The AULP is a response to what the Asian Development Bank and UNESCO recognized as “gender inequity and asymmetrical gendering of experiences and outcomes of students and faculty in higher education.” Photo from the AIJC

The Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC) and the UNESCO Office in Jakarta invited the Miriam College Department of Communication to the Research Agenda Forum on the Safety and Protection of Journalists and Media Workers in the Philippines at the Philippine Social Science Center on October 12, 2016.

The forum sought to adapt the UNESCO research agenda to the local context. Apart from coming up with the Philippine research agenda, the forum also sought to develop a framework for studying the safety and protection of journalists and media workers. A one-year work plan on how to pursue the research agenda in the country will be developed after the forum.

Dr. Ma. Margarita A. Acosta, Department of Communication chairperson and Philippines Communication Society (PCS) secretary and Therese Patricia C. San Diego, Department of Communication faculty and AIJC Program officer, participated in the forum together with representatives from other journalism and communication schools, the news media, media NGOs and associations, government agencies, and multinational organizations.


The Women and Gender Institute (WAGI) through its Gender, Peace and Security Project funded by the US Department of States conducted a training workshop on Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting for ARMM offices and LGU officials last October 19 to 21, 2016 at Discovery Suites Hotel.

Led by the training team composed of Prof. Aurora de Dios, Melanie Reyes, and Cecilia Fantastico, the workshop aimed to increase knowledge on gender and development among ARMM agency and LGU officials, identify gender issues/needs in local governance and in LGU organizations, determine the areas of opportunity where women in the community can engage with and generate inputs to ARMM agency and LGUs’ 2018 Gender and Development (GAD) plans. Other invited speakers include Luvy Villanueva from the Philippine Commission on Women who discussed economic opportunities for women and Atty. Twyla Rubin of the Commission on Human Rights who shared the Gender Ombud Guidelines in relation to mandates concerning the utilization of the GAD budget.

The training was attended by 27 participants representing ARMM’s Office of the Regional Governor, Office of the Regional Vice Governor, Department of Interior and Local Government, Regional Commission on Bangsamoro Women and the Office of Southern Cultural Communities as well as representatives from Provincial Local Government Units of Sulu, Basilan, Maguindanao, and Lanao Del Sur.

WAGI and the Women’s Peace Collective (WPC) convened a research workshop for its research project on Political and Economic Participation of Women in ARMM on October 22 to 23, 2016. The productive workshop was able to refine the research objectives, methodology and survey instrument as well as identify the research site and sample population. Participating research coordinators came from various universities and NGOs in Mindanao, such as the Western Mindanao State University, Mindanao State University, Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Al-Mujadillah Development Foundation, Inc., and Kapamagogopa, Incorporated. 
 
The workshop is part of the Gender, Peace and Security Project handled by WAGI with support from the US Department of State.

SIX Filipino footballers earned tickets to the 12-day Astro Kem Bola Overseas Training Programme in Barcelona, Spain this December after undergoing rigid training and tryouts held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last month.

The six are Lance Lawrence Locsin, Jared Alexander Pena, Ryan Philip Johansson, Astrid Heiress Ignacio, Mikaela Jacqueline Villacin, and Jasmined Cassandra Agustin.

Together, they are part of the 32 players who get the chance to train with top Premier League team FC Barcelona from Dec. 5 to 20.

“These six kids will go to Barcelona to train with the best team in the world,” said Rofil Sheldon Magto, Globe citizenship manager, who presented two of the kids in the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum Tuesday at Shakey’s Malate together with Philippine Azkals assistant coach Chieffy Caligdong, also the Globe sports development manager and team captain of Green Archers United.

Astrid Ignacio, 12, and Locsin, 10 said they are both looking forward to the great experience, and of course, meeting Barca star players such as Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Andres Iniesta.

“I expect to learn more knowledge and skills, and at the same time, meet in person Barcelona players Mesi and Neymar,” said Ignacio, a Miriam College student who’s playing football for three years now.

Barcelona of course, is home to legendary Filipino-Spanish football superstar Paulinho Alcantara, who was recently surpassed by Mesi as the team’s all-time highest goal scorer.

The six players were among the 12 Filipinos who qualified for the Astro Kem Bola camp held in the Malaysian capital last September, where a total of 72 players from Malaysia and Singapore participated.

“Attitude and positive character, yun ang pinakaiba sa kanila at hindi basta yung training na binigay sa kanila sa Malaysia,” said Caligdong on what he sees in Ignacio and Locsin that allowed them to be included in the once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The team was the product of a two-month long TM Football Para Sa Bayan (TM FPSB) talent search organized by Globe Telecom in July and August.

Globe was tapped by Astro Kasih, the corporate foundation and corporate social responsibility of Malaysia media and entertainment powerhouse Astro, to be its partner in discovering talented young athletes and helping them further harness their craft.

Globe director for Citizenship Fernando Esguerra expressed elation over the selection of the six players especially after going through tough competition against players from the South East Asian region.

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SOURCE: SPIN.PH > http://www.spin.ph/football/news/six-young-pinoy-kids-get-rare-chance-to-meet-and-train-and-meet#kLoBhiIx3W8bI54E.99

Six Filipino footballers earned tickets to the 12-day Astro Kem Bola Overseas Training Programme in Barcelona, Spain this December after undergoing rigid training and tryouts held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last month.

The six are Lance Lawrence Locsin, Jared Alexander Pena, Ryan Philip Johansson, Astrid Heiress Ignacio, Mikaela Jacqueline Villacin, and Jasmined Cassandra Agustin.

Together, they are part of the 32 players who get the chance to train with top Premier League team FC Barcelona from Dec. 5 to 20.

“These six kids will go to Barcelona to train with the best team in the world,” said Rofil Sheldon Magto, Globe citizenship manager, who presented two of the kids in the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum Tuesday at Shakey’s Malate together with Philippine Azkals assistant coach Chieffy Caligdong, also the Globe sports development manager and team captain of Green Archers United.

Astrid Ignacio,12, and Locsin, 10 said they are both looking forward to the great experience, and of course, meeting Barca star players such as Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Andres Iniesta.

“I expect to learn more knowledge and skills, and at the same time, meet in person Barcelona players Mesi and Neymar,” said Ignacio, a Miriam College studentwho’s playing football for three years now.

Barcelona of course, is home to legendary Filipino-Spanish football superstar Paulinho Alcantara, who was recently surpassed by Mesi as the team’s all-time highest goal scorer.

The six players were among the 12 Filipinos who qualified for the Astro Kem Bola camp held in the Malaysian capital last September, where a total of 72 players from Malaysia and Singapore participated.

“Attitude and positive character, yun ang pinakaiba sa kanila at hindi basta yung training na binigay sa kanila sa Malaysia,” said Caligdong on what he sees in Ignacio and Locsin that allowed them to be included in the once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The team was the product of a two-month long TM Football Para Sa Bayan (TM FPSB) talent search organized by Globe Telecom in July and August.

Globe was tapped by Astro Kasih, the corporate foundation and corporate social responsibility of Malaysia media and entertainment powerhouse Astro, to be its partner in discovering talented young athletes and helping them further harness their craft.

Globe director for Citizenship Fernando Esguerra expressed elation over the selection of the six players especially after going through tough competition against players from the South East Asian region.


SOURCE: ABS-CBN > sports.abs-cbn.com/football/news/2016/10/25/young-pinoy-footballers-train-fc-bacelona-17070



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