SSG officers receive leadership skills training

Student leaders ready for school opening

A leadership training was conducted for the college student leaders on May 6-7, 2016 at the Nature’s Village Resort in Talisay City. It was attended by the newly elected officers in the executive and legislative levels as well as the departmental executive officers that comprise the Supreme Student Government (SSG). The focus was on decision making, servant-leadership and organizational development. The Office of the Director for Student Affairs organized the training event.

Claire Algarme, one of the resource persons, engages the participant on ‘Decision making’

Director Nenette Padilla said that most of the newly elected officers are new to the SSG. “The training was very essential to prepare them to the tasks ahead. They are young and very dynamic. Their enthusiasm brings a breath of fresh air. I am excited of what they can bring on the table.” she said.

The participants were able to clarify their roles and responsibilities. Committees were created with each of the members of the legislative body appointed as focal persons for the events and activities they have identified for the first semester. Ginalyne Vizon, SSG President and just on her second year in the SSG, said that there will be volunteers from various programs to help the officers. She added that they would like to introduce new events in the program both in the departmental level and college-wide. Initially, the officers agreed to help in the facilitation of admissions. She added that this will make SSG officers more visible to the student body.

Rodjhun Navarro trains student leaders on facilitation while planning activities for AY 2016-2017

An Information Desk will be put up by the SSG at the entrance of the college building to assist students especially those who are entering college and the transfer students to make them feel welcomed. SSG Officers and volunteer students will man the desk throughout the admission period.

Vizon also announced her plan to propose an SSG Information Bulletin at the college entrance which will contain all the activities for the whole semester. She said that one of the priorities of the SSG is to get the maximum participation of students into the student activities and co-curricular programs of the college.

One of the major outputs of the training was the plan of activities for the whole first semester which will be presented to the academic council for approval. Vizon said that having planned the student activities and events in the departmental level and college-wide ahead of the opening of classes in June is a big step of improvement. She recalled that last academic year, there were many good activities and programs but the schedules were often conflicting so the audience and participants were divided. The SSG officers are determined to improve on that area so their aim is to plot the schedules on the institutional calendar so that it’s easy to spot conflicting schedules.

At the end of the training, the students were more confident and excited of the coming academic year. The overnight program also gave the student leaders the opportunity to bond and establish camaraderie. Many of them have only been newly introduced to each other.

Miss Claire Algarme, Dr. Randdie Noi Cuelo and Mr. Rodjhun Navarro were the resource persons and facilitators. All of them are LCC’s alumni and student leaders during their years at the college.

VPAA Randdie Cuelo talks about servant-leadership

Sr. Maria Garcia, OSA, the Academic Administrative Officer stayed throughout the course of the training. At the end of the program, she congratulated the students and assured them of the administration’s support for the students.

L-R: Sr. Maria A. Garcia, OSA Academic Administrative Officer, Dr. Nenette D. Padilla Director for Student Affairs, Christine Gargar SSG Vice President and Mr. Rodjhun B. Navarro Resource Person
Photo by: Andrian Reekmans

MRB Night High School Program promotes 19 scholars

Total number of MRB Night High School graduates now 471 since 1998

Nineteen scholars have been promoted to the Senior High School level after completing the secondary education curriculum through the Mother Rita Barcelo (MRB) Night High School Program of La Consolacion College Bacolod. A completion rite was held on May 6, 2016 at the LCCB Auditorium.

Read MRB Night High School: 21 years of giving quality education to the poor

Class of 2016 with their teachers and school administrators after the 1st NHS Completion Rites.


Christine Herbolario, the class’ first honor said in her speech, that she’s very thankful that the program has afforded them the chance at an extraordinary education. Coming from poor economic background, Night High School students attend classes that start in the afternoon until 8:30 in the evening.

The program was established in 1994 to provide access to education to children who are unable to attend the regular high school schedule because of economic constraints. It is sustained by volunteer teachers and financial support from partners and alumni.

Many of its graduates have become successful professionals, some of whom have become teachers and have returned to volunteer in the program.

By Academic Year 2016-2015, the program will cater to even more students with a projected population of 160 from Grade 7 thru 10.

All of the completers will continue their LCCian education in the Senior High School, all qualified for the Voucher Program, which will take away 16,000 pesos from their tuition to be subsidized by the government. On top of that, LCC Bacolod will take 40% off from the remaining fee which lowers their matriculation to just 720 pesos monthly for the entire academic year.

NHS scholars during a Japanese language lesson from visiting students of Asia Pacific University.

The scholars who completed the Night High School Program

  1. Jovil Ray A. Beatingco
  2. Janiel A. Dela Cruz
  3. Victor T. de los Reyes Jr.
  4. Ace A. de los Santos
  5. Jasper B. Panunciano
  6. Mark Gregory G. Rebamonte
  7. Nelyn T. Aragon
  8. Shielamar S. Bengilo
  9. Krystal Mae E. Besa
  10. Stephanie Gail D. Detacamento
  11. Tegie E. Eguiso
  12. Christine Joy R. Herbolario (First Honor)
  13. April Joy V. Hermogino
  14. Jewelyn E. Macasiano
  15. April Rose B. Meraveles
  16. Tasha Dannise Morales
  17. AJ A. Morio
  18. Rayessa D. Rivera
  19. Keziah Faye B. Yanson