Last Feb. 22-23, 2016, participants from various units of Miriam College and external groups attended the two-day seminar sponsored by the College of Education titled, “Preventing Suicide: The Solution Focused Approach”. Renowned international trainer, author, therapist, and performance coach, John Henden from the United Kingdom was the main speaker. 

The workshop served as a refresher course on the basic tools and techniques of solution-focused approach and other techniques practitioners may apply to further reduce the suicide rate among clients. The seminar included several opportunities for the participants to participate in simulation exercises using the approaches they have just learned.

The research group of 4th year LTM students Harvir Singh, Catherine Tablate, Deanne Tarrega and Alyzza Villar won First Place in the inaugural convention for tourism and hospitality researches at the 1st National Tourism and Hospitality Academic Research Convention held last February 22-24, 2016 at Selah Garden and Suites in Pasay City. The group presented their study “Understanding the Induction Experiences of Women as Leaders in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry: A Phenomenological Approach”. It was among 70 papers presented from different schools all over the country.”

Another group from Miriam College, composed of Christine Cariño, Kyra Generoso and Bea Reodica, also presented their study entitled: “Film Tourism: A New Domestic Tourism Product for the Philippines”. 

The advisers of both teams were Allan Paul R. Tang and Jay Q. Arididion.

At the same event, Dr. Corazon Rodriguez presented her paper titled “Tourism and Meaningful Experience: Strengthening the Link between the Academe and Destinations.”

The convention was organized by the Society of Academic Researchers in Tourism and Hospitality – Philippines (SOAR-THP).

Last February 15, 2016, Miriam/Maryknoll College alumna and Managing Editor of Philippine Tatler Chit Lijauco gave an inspiring career talk to Third Year students from the Department of Communication.  This is in preparation for the internship of the students in summer 2016.  

Lijauco talked about her experiences as a Communication Arts graduate and how she started in the TV industry and found herself loving the publishing world. She gave the students tips and pieces of advice about the broadcasting industry, advertising, marketing, and sales. She also stressed how the students should be able to have their respective plans and goals in five to ten years’ time.  

At the end of her talk, the students asked questions about the professional world outside of Miriam College and Lijauco was able to give them a glimpse of the real world, preparing them better for their application in the exciting field of Communication.

Published on Feb 15, 2016  |  GMA News and Public Affairs
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Ancilla Lucia Mari B. Manzano of Grade 4 - Sakuting emerged victorious in two gymnastic competitions.

In the DepEd-NCR Palaro 2016 Regional Athletic Meet for Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Elementary Level – Cluster 1 Division held last February 10, 2016, Ancilla bagged gold medals for the following categories: Individual All Around Champion, Balance Beam Apparatus, Single Bars Apparatus, and Vault Apparatus. She also won a silver medal for Floor Exercises and a bronze medal for Quezon City, Team Championship – Elementary.

Last February 20, 2016, Ancilla participated in the Philippine Cup 2016, formerly known as the Bea Lucero Cup, held at the Rizal Memorial Sports Stadium. Competitors this year included gymnasts from more than 10 reputable teams in the Philippines, including Club Gymnastica, Gymnastics Association of the Philippines, International School Manila, British School Manila, Poveda, St. Paul Pasig, and the Philippine Gymnastics and Athletics Academy. 

In Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Level 3, Ancilla emerged champion in the Individual All Around category and bagged gold medals in the Uneven Bars Apparatus, Vault Apparatus, and Floor Exercises. She also won fifth place in the Balance Beam Apparatus category.

Miriam College Middle School (MCMS) Music Area Supervisor Jhames Labrador and faculty Hannah L. Chua attended the 9th DLSU Arts Congress held at the De La Salle University-Manila last February 10, 2016. The theme of this year’s congress is “CulturASEAN: Art and Culture in the ASEAN as Bridges towards Integration”.

During the congress, Chua and Labrador shared their classroom-based research entitled ‘K to 12 Music Curriculum in the Philippines: Grade 7 Students’ Perceptions on the (Nationalist) Music Content’. The research determined the perception of middle school students on the implementation of the K to 12 music program with a focus on Philippine Music. 

As part of the participative process of curriculum development and action plan of the unit, the data gathered in the research will be used to enhance and improve the MC Middle School’s music program.

Dr. Glenda E. Fortez, Vice President for Academic Affairs, recently received the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) “James J. Meany, SJ Service Award” for her exemplary service and contribution as an accreditor in over 25 survey visits with the association.

The award was presented during the PAASCU General Assembly on  February 12th at the Ateneo de Davao University.

Miriam College President Dr. Rosario Lapus, together with HS Principal and BEU Director Ed Fermin, and MS Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs Gina Ganapin attended the 2016 Global Forum on Girls’ Education held last February 7-9, 2016 in the Marriott Marquis, New York, NY. The forum, which revolved around the theme “Creating a World of Possibilities” was organized by the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS), of which Miriam College is a member.

Dr. Lapus was invited to be one of the keynote speakers during the forum. Her inspiring speech entitled “Building a Movement to Create Change: Moving Girls’ Education Forward” was well received by the participants. Other keynote speakers during the forum include Gloria Steinem, writer, organizer and co-founder of Ms. Magazine, as well as Arianna Huffington, co-founder, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post.

Dr. Lapus’ plenary presentation followed the awarding of the 2015-2016 Ransome Prize to Maryknoll alumna Concepcion “Chit” Alvar (Coll ’65) for her achievements in the field of education. Dr. Lapus was sponsored by the Philippine Alliance for Girls’ Education (PAGE), the product of the Miriam-led initiative COGENT or Cooperation for Girls’ Education, Nurturance, and Training.

Photos show (clockwise from left) Dr. Lapus giving her keynote speech; with Chit Alvar and a participant, with Miriam College alumnae; and with NCGS officers. Bottom right photos show Dr. Fermin facilitating a workshop for NCGS participants.

Now on its 5th year, MC-SAID’s Love Cafe was successfully staged at the school’s quadrangle last February 9, 2016. This year’s event was covered by GMA 7’s award-winning educational show AHA!, which is hosted by Drew Arellano. GMA 7 has expressed intention to broaden their audience’s reach to include people who are deaf by introducing sign language into their weekly program.

The Love Cafe is an opportunity for the kids to be introduced early to entrepreneurship and apply some of the skills they have learned in food service particularly in HELE/TLE. It also provides them a venue to interact with different people in the MC community, which includes our young patrons from the Child Study Center as they have shown support to this event every year.

The Love Cafe was originally a Valentine’s event for the preschool kids, but because of its success, it has become a school-wide event.

Miriam College Middle School (MCMS) celebrated its Communication Arts Week from January 25 to 28 with the theme “Mission Possible: Blaze New Trails in Communication.” The celebration opened with a ceremony featuring students and teachers wearing costumes of admirable characters who are known for their values and heroic deeds such as fighting indolence, ignorance, illiteracy, and indifference.  The activity also highlighted characters that exemplified innovation. 

During the week-long celebrations, students blazed their own trails in communication as they participated in various pocket activities and gave their best in competitions like the Choral Recitation of the Grade Six, the Speak Up and Be Heard: Debate 2016 of the grade seven, and 4th Concept Paper Colloquium of the grade Eight. 

The faculty also had an afternoon of discourse on communication through the Open Mic activity. Students inspired budding trailblazers through an exhibit at the LMC lobby which showcased students’ output from the English classes. 

With the help and full support of the academic and non-academic personnel and, more importantly, the students, Communication Arts Week 2016 turned out to be an event that truly blazed new trails.

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