THE GLOW OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF CABATUAN NATIONAL COMPREHENSIVE HIGH SCHOOL Cabatuan, Iloilo Member National Secondary School Paper Association VOL. XXIII Graduation Issue SY 2001-2002 Number 1 "Preserving the Legacy of Excellence" HONOR BOLL THE GLOW STAFF RASHELLE TORMON Editor-in-Chief JC HALILI – NOEMI APISTAR Associate Editors MARIAN LUJAN – ]INKY PARIN Managing Editors RHEA JOY ABORDO News MARIE ANTIONETTE GALAGATE Features LORVILYN AMOROSO REZA JUNE MAQUILADO Literary EMY PEDROLA ANNALISA CELENDRO Science MARK REYNAN VILLASANA JAY ROSEVILLE DUDAS Sports APRIL TRONCO ALTHEA JUNE BIAOCO Health VICTOR S. MAROMA EPPIE M. TALAMOR Advisers MRS. NENITA G. PUEYO Head, English Department EDITORIAL BOARD REY B. VENCER Vocational School Administrator FELIPE CASIANAN Chairman, CNCHS PTCA Board PIO, LUJAN President, CNCHS PTCA Board RASHELLE TORMON Editor-in-Chief SECOND YEAR Ma. Andrea Hernandez Liza Kween Babiarte Diana Mae Yniego Mary Hyacinth Odunwa Mary Brace Baron Madonna Morata Jonah Oguing Gwyn Genovesa Jonna Italia Ishalle Marie Galagate FOURTH YEAR JC M. Halili Kevin G. Montoya Marian M. Lujan Lorvilyn T Amoroso Dee M. Gomez Rhea Joy C. Abordo Rashelle M. Tormon John Federick B. Caballero Jenna Grace A. Bibanco Althea June S. Biaoco Henley C. Puga Armie M. Artieda Noemi N. Apistar Riza June M. Maquilado FIRST YEAR Sheens Marie Brey Debbie Rose Geraud Flordelyn Yniego Reniel Sulit Angelyn Nandin Anica Mae Arellano Arild Julius Sadava Loren Joyce Adorador Mary Angelie Ducasi Grace Puga THIRD YEAR May Barbosa Herbie Bibanco Jinky Parin Leonard Sobreguil April Tronco Sheila Reyes Hannah Gay Gentolea Cherish Ann Cuadras Jomalyn Italia JR Brey From the office of the Administrator A Question of Sincerity "The value of an idea has nothing whatsoever to do with the sincerity of the man who expresses it. Indeed, the probabilities are that the more insincere the man is, the more purely intellectual will the idea be, as in that case it will not be coloured by either his wants, his desires, or his prejudices." So says Lord Henry in the book entitled The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (1854 –1900), an Anglo-Irish playwright and author. These words of Oscar Wilde simply points out that when there is no bearing to the actual needs of the agency that one manages, one lacks sincerity in what one speaks. Concrete manifestations must always be there that reflects the needs and longings of the one facilitating and those with whom one serves. It is in this context that your administrator communicates to you all with utmost sincerity. As one must have observed our school has undergone, so many developments. One can not but note that the classrooms have become more conducive to learning. The once unfinished structures of the Filipino and Science departments have become functional and the roofs that were once either rusting, in green, or in primer orange are gradually being repaired and painted blue. Students who found it hard to study at the shop extension have their respective classrooms now. In 1995, there were six (6) sections crowded together at the shop extension for their classes, two (2) made the main library theirs. Your administrator wanted the students to perform better. Hence, intensive representations and linkages were made to insure that the pressing needs of our school can be addressed with. Initially,, the facilities and extensive faculty and staff development were the foci in the school's march in bringing quality education to the masses. THE COOPERATION AND UNITED EFFORTS OF ALL WERE CRUCIAL FOR THE DREAMS TO BE REALIZED... THEY WERE DUE TO US ALL. In the years that followed, the school participated and reaped a vast number of laurels REY B. VENCER for the community and itself. As it garnered distinctions, organizational re-engineering was also done so that in the forseable future full transparency becomes one of its pillars of service to its clientele. It would also insure high level of responsiveness to the needs of the students, parents, faculty, staff, and supportive members of the community. The best way is to look at things in their proper perspective and to see the totality of what we have achieved in the span of almost seven (7) years. We had lots of challenges that we were able to surmount. We have made our school more apt in providing a higher quality of basic education. the GLOW april 2002 1 58th Commencement Exercises Hann, Montoya lead Class 2002 JC M. Halili and Kevin G. Montoya lead class 2002 during the 58th Commencement Exercises of the school on April 2 starting at 7:30 a.m., in the covered gym of the town plaza. Halili is the class valedictorian while Montoya is the class salutatorian. JC M. HALILI Halili is the youngest of the three children of Roy H. Halili and the former Mary Agnes Moneva. Halili plans to take up Accountancy at the Central Philippine University. Montoya is the youngest of the five children of Romeo Montoya Jr. and the former Rosario Galindo. Montoya plans to take up Accountancy at the University of the Philippines. A total of 657 high school graduates composing the 12 sections of the fourth year and 26 post­secondary graduates will receive their diplomas from Atty. Victoriano B. Tirol Jr., Ph.D. Ed. D., director Dep Ed, Region VI represented by Mrs. Dolores Guillergan, Educational Supervisor II, Dep Ed Region VI based in Duran St., Iloilo City. Other honor graduates of class 2002 include Marian M. Lujan, first honorable mention, Lorvilyn T. Amoroso, 2nd honorable mention; Dee M. Gomez, 3,d honorable mention; Rhea Joy C. Abordo, 4th honorable mention; Rashelle M. Tormon, 5th honorable mention; John Federick Caballero, 6th honorable mention; and Jenne Grace, Bibanco, 7th honorable mention. With honors are Althea June S. Biaoco, Henley C. Puga, Armie M. Artieda, Noemi N. Apistar and Riza June M. Maquilado. Lujan is the fourth of the five children of Carlos R. Lujan and the former Erlinda Marcon; Amoroso is the third of the six children of Virgilio Amoroso and the former Lorna Tejon; Gomez is the second of the four children of Willie Gomez and the former Paula Miro. Abordo is the only child of Gilberto Abordo and the former Gertrudes Clamucha; Tormon is the eldest of the four children of Ruperto Tormon Jr. and the former Purificacion Mayormente; Caballero is the eldest of the three children of Federico A. Caballero Jr. and the former Ma. Juana L. Brodit; Bibanco is the second of the three children of Carlos Bibanco and the former Saturnine Artieda. Biaoco is the eldest of the five children of Allan Biaoco and the former Teresita Solute; Puga is the younger of the two children of Isidro Puga and the former Ninfa Caspe; Artieda is the eldest of the three children of Wenceslao Artieda and the former Roselyn M,irasol; Apistar is the youngest of the three children of Noe Apistar and the former Josette Noquez; Maquilado is the younger of two children of Francisco Maquilado and the former Santiaga Mae Maganto. The school's 58th Commencement Four major activities will formally end the school year 2001-2002 in Cabatuan National Comprehensive High School. On March 21, the Seniors' Day will be held. For the whole day, the graduating students will have a series of activities. It will start with a street dancing around the major streets in the poblacion. At the campus immediately after the parade will be the final performance of the street dancing contest by each of the 12 sections of the four year. The seniors will have lunch with their parents and teachers in their respective "Kayang­kayang" or improvised shed put up by each section immediately after the morning activities. Search for Mr. and Miss Seniors represented by each of the 12 sections will start at 1:30 in the afternoon. KEVIN G. MONTOYA Exercises will be opened by a processional march of the ,graduates together with their parents. The march will start from the Bonifacio Monument to the covered gym. The graduates will be joined by the surviving members of class '52, the "Golden Jubilarians" of the school. A number of awards in cash or in kind will be awarded to the outstanding graduates of the school. Also, during the program the graduates will be inducted to Cabatuan National Comprehensive High School Alumni Association by Mr. Nonito G. Baldeviso, first vice president of the association. The annual Recognition Day Program will start at 7:30 a.m. on March 27 at the community stage. To be honored during the program will be outstanding fourth year students and those students in the lower curriculum years who demonstrated academic excellence and those who made outstanding achievements during the school year. To thank God for his gift of graduation, the graduating students will offer a Baccalaureate Mass on April 1 at 7:00 a.m. at the parish church. As usual the mass will be officiated by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Amadeo Escahan, H.P., parish priest. The school will hold its 58'h Commencement Exercises on April 2 starting at 7:30 a.m. at the community stage. A graduation ball will start at 8:30 p.m. of the same day Closing rites bared 2 the GLOW April 2002 Mentor to address 683 graduates Dr. Nenita B. Reteracion, Ph. D., assistant dean of the Institute of Science Education, Mindanao State University, Marawi City will address the 683 graduates of the school during its 58th Commencement exercises on April 2. Dr. Reteracion is the 2nd of the six children of Patricio Reteracion Sr. and the former Genoveva Baeha of the town. Her mother was a Mathematics professor of .West Visayas State College and her father was a History teacher of Cabatuan National Comprehensive High School. Both are deceased. The commencement speaker finished her elementary education with honors at Cabatuan Central Elementary School. She acquired her secondary education with honors at Cabatuan National Comprehensive High School. She pursued her Chemical Engineering degree at the University of San Agustin, Iloilo City. She enjoyed the Don Jose Yulo Scholarship grant at the University of San Agustin from 1975-1976. She took and passed the Chemical Engineering Licensure Examination in 1976. To augment her educational background, she pursued her Master in Science Teaching (MST) major in Physical Science degree at De La Salle University, Taft Avenue, Metro Manila. She was a National Science Development (NSDB) Scholar from 1978-1980. To top it all, she finished her Doctor of Philosophy in Science Education major in Chemistry at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. She was a Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – Science Education Institute Dr. Nenita B. Reteracion, Ph. D. Rashelle M. Tormon John Federick B. Caballero Ilenna Grace A. Bibanco Althea June S. Rlaoco 511 Honorable Mention 611 Honorable Mention 711 Honorable Mention With Honors Scholarship Grantee. Prior to her present position, she was a Crusher Juice Analyst of Bukidnon Sugarmilling Company, Inc., Quezon, Bukidnon from 1977-1978. From 1982 to present, she is- a Regional Trainor of DOST funded Special Summer Institute Program for Science and Math Teachers. She is also DECS-DOST trainor in Practical Works in High School Chemistry. Aside from her present position, she is also Professor IV of Mindanao State University, a Thesis Adviser in Master of Science Teaching (MST) major in Physical Science and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) General Science Programs of the Mindanao State University Science Training Center. She is also the chairman of MSU Science High School Scholarship Committee. In recognition of her intelligence and leadership competence, she was elected president of MSU-STC Faculty and Staff Club. Because of her journalistic skills, she is at present content Editor of ISED Journal of Research in Science Education and Consultant of ISED Newsletter. Presently, she is the chair of the Institute of Science Education, Graduate Studies Department, Mindanao State University, Marawi City. Marian M. LuJan Lorvilyn T. Amoroso Bee M. Gomez Rhea Joy C. Abordo 111 Honorable Mention 2rd Honorable Mention 31d Honorable Mention 41h Honorable Mention Other honor graduates Henley C. Puga With Honors Armie M. Artieda With Honors Noemi N. Apistar With Honors Riza June M. Maquilado With Honors the GLOW april 2002 3 Recognition Day Program De la Cruz to inspire honorees Dr. Cynthia Cerrada - De la Cruz, M.D., D.P.P.S., valedictorian of CNCHS Class '77 will be the inspirational speaker during the Recognition Day Program of the school on March 27. The 42 - year old alumna of the school is the eldest of the five children of Licerio Cerrada and the former Lucila Dureza. The inspirational speaker demonstrated academic excellence during her student days. She graduated from Cabatuan Central Elementary School in 1973 as class valedictorian. She took up AB pre-medicine at West Visayas State College (now University) and graduated cum laude in 1981. She pursued her Doctor of Medicine degree at WVSC. And finished it in 1985. She took and passed the Medical Board Examination in 1986. To augment her education, she had residency in Pediatrics at Iloilo Doctors Hospital in 1988-1991. She became Diplomats of Philippine Pediatrics Society in 1988 after passing the Pediatric Specialty Board Examination. At present, she is a pediatrician of the Medical Mission Group Clinic in Aklan. She is the vice-president of Aklan Medical Society and J.G. Macciri and Co. Inc. (a family business) She is also the Incoming president of the Catholic Women's League in Kalibo, Aklan. She works as Medical Director of Aklan Mission Hospital in Kalibo, Aklan. Cynthia is married to Guidon de la Cruz, a businessman from Kalibo, Aklan. The couple has been blessed with six children, 4 boys and 2 girls. Dr. Cynthia Cerrada - De la Cruz, M.D., D.P.P.S. 28 pass U P C A T Twenty eight graduating students of the school passed the University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT) given sometime in August 2001 at the College of Arts and Sciences in Iloilo City Out of the 67,060 applicants' from all over the country who took the UPCAT, only around 10,000 were able to qualify the University Pre­dicted Grade (UPG). Of this number 28 were from CNCHS. The UPCAT qualifiers are: (in al­phabetical order) Rhea Joy Abordo, Lorvilyn Amoroso, Noemi Apistar, Mark Archer Balberde, Connie Beba, Ma. Liza Bernardo, Althea June Biaoco, Jenna Grace Bibanco, Romeo Calero, Jr., Annaliza Celendro, Leah May Dominguez, Jay Roseville Dudas. Ma Cheryl Estolano, Dee Gomez, JC Halili, Neny Dawn Jover, Kathy Jane Licera, Tommy Leo Los Banes, Marian Lujan, Marian Janice Mamon, Kevin Montoya, Nowelyn Paredes, Emy Pedrola, Henly Puga, Daphne Servita, Rashelle Tormon, Mark Reynan Villasana and Carlo Yap. Recognition Day Program scheduled on March 27 CNCHS will hold its Recognition Day Program on March 27 at the community stage starting at 7:30 a.m. The program will be opened by a processional march of all honorees together with their parents. To be recognized and honored during the program will be students from first year to fourth year who made outstanding performance in different fields of educational endeavors during the school year 2001-2002. The first batch of honorees will consist of the top 25 graduating students who compose the cream of the crop 2002. Some of the awards to be given during the program are Journalist of the Year, Historian of the Year, Outstanding FFP and FAHP Student Leaders, Red Crossers of the Year, and Outstanding Athletes. The award will be in the form of a medal. The next batch of honorees will be the top ten students of each of the curriculum years as well as the top three students of each of the 12 sections of the fourth year, 14 sections of the V year, 15 sections of the second year and 17 sections of the first year who demonstrated academic excellence during the school year. The last batch of honorees will be the CAT-1 awardees. Invited to deliver the inspirational message to the honorees is Dr. Cynthia Cerrada - De la Cruz, M.D., D.P.P.S., valedictorian of class 1977 of CNCHS. At present, she is the Medical Director of Aklan Mission Hospital, Kalibo, Aklan. 4 the GLOW april 2002 PTCA AWARDS PARENTS OF HONOR GRADUATES The Parents-Teachers – Community Association of the school honored the parents of honor graduates during the graduation program on April 2. Certificates of Appreciation were awarded to parents of honor graduates by the officers of the PTCA Board of Directors headed by Mr. Felipe Casianan Jr., chairman of the board and Mr. Pio Lujan, president of the board. The recipients of the award were led by Mr. and Mrs. Roy Halili (nee Mary Agnes Moneva) whose son JC graduated valedictorian, and Mr. and Mrs. Romeo Montoya, Sr. (nee Rosario Galindo) whose son Kevin graduated salutatorian. Other recipients of the award were Mr. and Mrs. Carlos R. Lujan (nee Erlinda Marcon) whose daughter Marian was first honorable mention; Mr. and Mrs. Virgilio Amoroso (nee Lorna Tejon) whose daughter Lorvilyn was second honorable mention; Mr. and Mrs. Willie Gomez (nee Paula Miro) whose daughter Dee was third honorable mention. Mr. and Mrs. Gilberto Abordo (nee Gertrudes Clamucha) whose daughter Rhea Joy was fourth honorable mention; Mr. and Mrs. Ruperto Tormon, Jr. (nee Purificacion Mayormente) whose daughter Rashelle was fifth honorable mention; Mr. and Mrs. Federico Caballero, Jr. (nee Juana Brodit) whose son Federick was sixth honorable mention; Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Bibanco (nee Saturnine Artieda) whose daughter Jenne Grace was seventh honorable mention. Mr. and Mrs. Allan Bianco (nee Teresita Solute) whose daughter Althea June graduated with honors; Mr. and Mrs. Isidro Puga (nee Ninfa Caspe) whose son Henley was with honors; Mr. and Mrs. Wenceslao Artieda (nee Roselyn Mirasol) whose daughter Armie was with honors; Mr. and Mrs. Noe Apistar (nee Josette Noquez) whose daughter Noemi was with honors-, and Mr. and Mrs. Francisco Maquilado (nee Santiaga Mae Maganto) whose daughter Riza June was with honors. The awarding of Certificates of Appreciation to parents of honor graduates has been an on-going program of CNCHS PTCA. It aims not only to give due honor and recognition to parents Mrs. Mary Agnes m,/ 16,u !, mother and brother of X class valedictorian received the certificate of appreciation from the PTCA Chairman of the Board, Felipe Casianan. whose children will graduate with flying colors but also to inspire other parents to help their children achieve academic excellence. The giving of the certificates has become one of the main features of the graduation program every year. The PTCA Board of Directors is composed of Mr. Felipe A. Casianan, Jr. as chairman of the board. Mr. Pio Lujan is the president, Mr. Valentin Sujede, vice. Cabatuan National Comprehensive High School is a recipient of 20 units of Compaq Personal Computers with complete accessories, 2 colored printers and a modern for. Internet access from the Department of Trade and Industry sponsored by DTI Secretary Mar Roxas in coordination with the Department of Science and Technology and the Department of Education. The computer units are Japan's official assistance all over the Philippines distributed by the NG KNAI Development Corporation. Mr. Rey B. Vencer, vocational school administrator; Mr. Rodrigo Tacay, head, Science Department and Mr. Victor Maroma, special Assistant to the Mr. and Mrs. Romeo Mont r (n, Rosario Galindo), parents of Kevin Montoya, class salutatorian received the certificate of appreciation from Afr. Pio Ligon, PTCA president. president; Mrs. Elena Mandarin, secretary; Mrs. Annie Tobias, treasurer; Miss Josefina Samar, auditor-, and Mr. Rafael Galindo, Buss. Manager; other members of the board are; Reynaldo Nandin, Nonito Baldeviso, Elizabeth Caballero, Thelma Clementir, Virgilio Morata, Lope Apelo Jr., Zelpha Carmelo, Rufo Casianan, Victor Maroma, and Kevin Montoya, student representative. Vocational School Administrator received the units on March 21. A 2-day basic computer seminar sponsored by the DTI and the authorized distributor was scheduled for the recipients: Carvasana National High School of Calinog, Janivay National High School, Lambunao National High School and Cabatuan National Comprehensive High School. Twelve delegates from the above-mentioned schools converged at CNCHS for special instructions on warranty of the units, basic operations, facts about the computer, putting the pieces together and Internet basics. Norman Sepra of NG KNAI Development Corp. was the lecturer. School receives 20 personal computers the GLOW april 2002 5