Thirty four members of the award-winning High School Glee Club will perform at the Main Chapel of the Maryknoll Sisters Center (Motherhouse) in Ossining, New York at 7 pm on Monday, July 2, 2012 (Eastern time, or July 3, 2012, 7 am in the Philippines). Titled “In Praise of Mission”, the group will serenade the Maryknoll Sisters on their centennial with a two-hour repertoire of timeless international and ethnic compositions.

The head of the delegation is Ms. Nancy C. Roman, MCHS Assistant Principal for Student Affairs and conductor-trainer of the group. Assisting the team are Ms. Sunshine Gee B. Bio, Glee Club Moderator, Mr. Al Dresden R. Ramos, Music teacher, and Mr. Dennis P. Castro, Liturgical Choir Moderator who are also based in MCHS. Dr. Ma. Corazon R. Reyes, MC Director for Basic Education who liaised with Sr. Ellen McDonald, MM will also join the group to deliver the message of MC President Dr. Rosario O. Lapus during the concert.

Rowena Cos, Third Year BA Comm. student, is one the short listed contestants in the Philippines for the UN Rio+20 essay writing contest entitled "The Future We Want”.  The contest requires participants to describe in as much detail as possible the features of a future world they would like to see—The Future They Want—in no more than 2500 words. The content of the essay must adopt as much as possible the advocacy underlying the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or the Rio+20 Summit. Cos’s shortlisted essay is entitled I’MPossible. She is joined by other shortlisted contestant from as far as Butuan and Cabo.

An online poll of the 10 shortlisted essays will be conducted on the United Nations Information Center (UNIC) Manila’s Facebook Page from June 21- July 10, 2012. The essay that receives the most number of “Likes” will be adjudged “People’s Choice Awardee.” The top 3 winners will be named on  July 13, 2012 and the awards will be handed out in a ceremony to be held on July 16, 2012 at the Atrium of Eastwood Mall. - Filipina vocalists from the Miriam College High School Glee Club will perform a July 2 concert for the Maryknoll Sisters' Centennial, and it will be broadcast to everyone via this website.

The 34 students will travel all the way from Quezon City, Philippines, for the New York event. Miriam College was originally founded by Maryknoll Sisters in the 1920s. The students are on their way to a glee club competition in Ohio and offered to share with us along the way.

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GURO/Lingap Bulilit successfully completed the last leg of its nationwide teacher training for barangay day care teachers in the following provinces:

  • May 7-8, 2012 in Buenavista and Torrijos Marinduque with Norwegian Mission Alliance Philippines and INSA 
  • May 25-26 in Butuan City with Father Saturnino Urios University and INSA
  • May 28-30 Guimba, Nueva Ecija with its Local Government Unit 
  • June 4-9 in San Fabian, Pangasinan also with its LGU

The volunteers who facilitated the trainings were Dr. Ronaldo A. Motilla from CAS, Dr. Genevieve Rivadelo, Therese Pelias from College of Education and Carlota T. Abejero, CEd Graduate School, Liza C. Casipit, Florida M. Gisala, Ma. Cristina C. Lattao from Miriam College Grade School.  Ma. Jamelia F. Villanueva GURO/Lingap Bulilit executive director and CEd faculty also facilitated a Parenting Seminar for 25 parents of San Fabian, Pangasinan.

Two hundred twenty daycare teachers benefitted from these trainings.

Around 80 people, mostly women dressed in black, gathered in front of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila to call on the Philippine government to support a strong, gender-responsive Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). Participants were from the Women Engaged in Action on 1325 and from the Philippine Action Network to Control Arms led by the Center for Peace Education, Amnesty International, GZO Peace Institute and Pax Christi-Miriam College.

MC Swatch is available at the Planning and Development Office and is priced at P3,500 each. The Miriam College watch by Swatch features a yellow silicone strap with the school seal. It has a transparent, silver-ringed dial with tinted crystals representing each hour. Swatch is made in Switzerland. For inquiries, please visit the Planning and Development Office, CAR 10, Caritas Bldg., Miriam College, Quezon City or call 02-580-5400 ext. 1105.

MANILA, Philippines – Miriam College and Ayala Land have partnered to create a new school in Nuvali that aims to educate and uplift the community and preserve the environment.

“Three things are most important in life: Timing, Opportunity, and Choice,” Rosario O. Lapus, Miriam College President, said in her speech during the soft-launching of the new campus.

“This opportunity for Miriam College to come to Nuvali has come at the right time. And we have made our choice. The right choice for us as a school,” she said.

“In this new place, in our Nuvali setting, serving a more diverse set of students, we will be ready to deliver our unique brand of Miriam College education,” Lapus said.

The 15-hectare Miriam College Nuvali is set to open in 2014 after years of research, study, and consultations with the local sector and potential market. The new school will have the best a school can offer: an athletic field, real and virtual classrooms, and a Learning Media Center with computer labs, among others, Lapus said.

College of Business, Entrepreneurship and Accountancy (CBEA) Dean Ma. Concepcion Y. Lupisan and Finance Director Myrna G. Vidal visited two of MC’s partner schools in Korea last May 29  namely, Solbridge International School of Business Woosong Educational Foundation in Daejeon and Pukyong National University in Busan.

Working for local knowledge involves burning passion and dedication, as proven by Asian University Digital Resource Network’s (AUDRN) champions, who underwent a three-day team building and planning workshop in Talisay City, Negros Occidental last April 18-20, 2012. The activity was organized by the AUDRN team of Dr. Maria Lourdes Q. Baybay, Sheila L. Dingcong and Joel Yuvienco. The champions, 12 educators from different higher education institutions across the country, were chosen because of their enthusiasm in working for and championing local knowledge.

Gurong Lingkod conducted several teacher training workshops last April in the provinces of Bohol, Samar and Marinduque. Last April 16-20, a seminar-workshop for Science and English teachers was conducted in Baclayon, Bohol. MCGS Grade 7 teachers Marian Jewel Therese Quizon and Ernest Luigi Manzanares were invited by Synergeia Foundation through INSA to facilitate this seminar to elementary public school teachers from the district's town of Baclayon, Alburquerque and Maribojoc. 

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