LCCian to play in an exhibition match with South Korea stars

Friendship game organized for the visiting Korean celebs

Filipinos have so much to love about the Korean culture from the Koreanovelas that once dominated the national primetime on TV,  to the K-Pop music that have gained a huge fanbase among teenagers, and not to mention, the Korean restaurants mushrooming allover the country.  And if there’s one thing the Koeans and Filipinos, share in common, it’s the love for basketball. In fact, the Philippine-South Korea match has always been a game to watch since 1985 Asian games — two of the strongest Basketball teams in Asia.

What an excitement it must be for a college basketball rookie to duke it out in the hard court with a foreign team that is composed of actors, singers and media personalities from the “land of the morning calm”.

Armand Kyle Guevarra, of LCC Bacolod’s Blue Panthers, will be among the Philippine contingent composed of collegiate basketball veterans and some new players. Shin Young E & C basketball team, coached by Il Du Kim, comprised of Korean actors like Doo Yeon Cho, Jung Won Choi,South Korean models Hyung Joon Kim, Jong Gun Eun and many more will face the Negros Occidental Basketball team coached by Jerome Alderon.


The game was organized by Korean production company, Match Box and Bacolod-based producer Ashley with Louie and Thea Kilayko. It will be held at the USLS Coliseum on June 10, 2016 at 2pm.

The match will not only be a chance to promote the show of the Korean stars, but will also be an opportunity to expose local talent in the international scene, says LCC Blue Panthers Team Manager, Ar Armando Guevarra.  It will be the perfect time to show the revival of once formidable LCC Blue panthers. Indeed, Guevarra’s inclusion in the Philippine team will banner a new era for LCCian basketball.

Contributor: Benedict Moraña


25 alumni successful in June 2016 Architects Licensure Examination

The Professional Regulations Commission announced on June 29, 2016 the results of the architecture board examination held last June 24 and 26, 2016. Twenty five graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Architecture program of La Consolacion College Bacolod successfully passed the examinations. They are:

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  • Albino, Emmie Lucille Tan
  • Alegada, Patricia Marie Dominguez
  • Amechachurra, Ela Joy Tenero
  • Batiduan, Shannon Mojal
  • Coronado, Zander John Selga
  • Corral, Anthony Frederick Montelibano
  • Diaz, Bryan Jay Padel
  • Distrito, Roselyn Santa Ana
  • Ferrer, Dorothy Anne Godilano
  • Fuentebella, Maricon Saturnino
  • Gapulan, Adrian Clouie Castillones
  • Garinganao, Justine Games Villegas
  • Gonzales, Louie Jay Celo
  • Hisugan, Ryan de la Torre
  • Ledesma, Francis Joebeth Naranjo
  • Leong, Leonileda Lao
  • Mangente, Girard Kenneth Barroquillo
  • Matulac, Ericson Deseo
  • Moraca, Glen Tanguan
  • Panaligan, Ketopher Orocio
  • Ramos, Rayzel Marie Yogore
  • Suguitan, Ericka Lopez
  • Ticar, Darlene Joy Hurna
  • Trio, John Dancy Mirasol
  • Valdeviezo, Francis Cainglet
Last January 2016, 13 from LCC Bacolod were also successful in the said board examination.
All new architects from LCC School of Architecture, Fine Arts and Interior Design will be invited to the 2017 Commencement Exercises on March 25 at SMX Convention Center to receive a Plaque of Recognition.

ETEEAP Batch 5 admissions open

One thousand pesos referral incentive to be given for each of the first 98 students

La Consolacion College Bacolod announces the opening of admissions for the fifth wave of the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP) of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) and Bachelor Arts (AB) in English degree programs.

An alumnus, who wishes to maintain anonymity, has offered to support the recruitment strategy to lead more working adults who have not been able to finish a college degree.  An incentive of one thousand pesos will be given to anyone who can successfully refer a student into the program.

ETEEAP is a program that equates work experiences and career accomplishments to academic credits making the attainment of a higher education degree more accessible for adults who are unable to attend the traditional degree program due to career and other life responsibilities.


Degree Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Human Resource Management

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Marketing Management

  • Bachelor of Arts in English

The program is delivered through a modular type of instruction for competencies that are not covered within a student’s work experiences.  Classes are held mostly on weekends.  For each class, students will be required of learning outputs that reflect attainment of competencies.  The final output is a business feasibility study for the human resource and marketing groups while the AB English group presented a compilation of written works.

Already, the program has graduated more than fifty since it started in 2015. Most of the ETEEAP students took the program to gain eligibility for employment regularization or promotion while for others, a second degree.

Interested applicants may visit the office of the Graduate Studies and Continuing Education at the 2nd level of the College Building at LCC Main Campus.  They may bring a copy of their Report Card or Transcript of Records; and Certificate of Employment or Business Permit.

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Senior High School preps up for Service Learning; holds symposium on volunteerism

La Consolacion College Bacolod held a symposium to prime Senior High School students for the Service Learning Program, a key feature of the curriculum which will be implemented through Grade 12.

Rodjhun Navarro, head of LCC’s Office for Institutional Advancement and Linkages said that the program is an important vehicle to attain the educational outcomes, where students will be challenged to use the knowledge and skills they learn in school to help address real-world problems.  This strategy will not only provide an opportunity for teachers to effectively assess whether the students have imbibed the outcomes of the course but a venue for development of other skills as collaboration critical thinking and a strong value oriented on service.

Claire Algarme talks about volunteerism among Senior High School students at LCC Auditorium on June 24, 2016

The symposium, which was on “volunteerism”, was held at the LCC Auditorium on Friday, June 24. It was attended by more than 600 students from all the disciplinal tracks.

Claire Algarme, an alumna, who has a strong community service credentials having been involved in local and international development work, was the symposiums resource person. She introduced different ways students can be of help to the community, citing her experiences with Habitat for Humanity, Hands On Manila Foundation and Dr. Pablo O. Torre Foundation.

Algarme added that volunteering has opened job opportunities for her having met volunteers coming from various lines of work and connected with big companies.  She added that other than schooling, volunteering is an avenue to better prepare for the world of work.

LCC has scheduled Friday mornings on regular school days for Service Learning. The program will have two phases: during the first phase, students will be assigned to deliver electives courses for the Night High School Program or organize sustainable livelihoods or environment advocacy projects with LCC Bacolod’s partner communities; and in the second phase, students are free to select their partner organization and the kind of involvement they prefer to do so long as it is aligned with their study.

Mentors will be monitoring students’ service performance through actual observations, weekly reflection papers and a service-learning portfolio which is to be accomplished by the end of the semester.


LCC receives highest award for environmental governance in the province

Negros Occidental – The provincial government through the Provincial Environment Management Office gave recognition to various organizations and local government units having excellent environmental practices and championing the cause of the environment.  The awards ceremony was led by Governor Alfredo G. Marañon Jr.

La Consolacion College Bacolod stood out as the only higher education institution to have gained the Gold Seal for Good Environmental Governance, this year’s highest recognition given by the provincial government. LCC President Sr. Gavina F. Barrera, OSA and other school administrators received the award at SMX Convention Center on June 24, 2016.

Read Gold Seal of Good Environmental Governance: A whole new level for LCC Bacolod


LCCB has been consistently reaping recognitions for its environmental advocacy and sustainable practices. The past consecutive years saw continuing improvement in LCC’s environmental program. It bested the Bronze Seal in 2014 and the Silver Seal in 2015 — all are the highest categories of award at that time.

Last year, LCC Bacolod was honored by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Environment Management Bureau (EMB) as the Most Sustainable and Eco-friendly school in Western Visayas and was a finalist on the national level.  The school also earned the Meralco Energy Leadership Award and the Nestle Water Leadership Award. In 2013, the school was the third regional winner in the same search and was also the Meralco Energy Leadership Award winner.

DENR Award 2015

Joji Linaugo, coordinator of LCC’s Institutional Environmental Adcocacy Program (IEAP) thanked all the stakeholders of the institution for upholding the LCCian core value of “stewardship” through sound environmental practices in school, at home and in the wider community.


LCC Bacolod President Sr. Gavina F. Barrera, OSA holds the award together with (left to right): Dr. Nenette Padilla, Director for Student Affairs; Joji Linaugo Head for Research and Coordinator of the Institutional Environmental Advocacy Program; Renell Bruma, Coordinator for Student Formation; Alma Dales, Research Staff; and Mary Grace Porceso, Coordinator for Student Formation

High School alumnus placed 10th in nurse board exam

Bryan Amiel Lapore Brey, a graduate of La Consolacion College Bacolod Integrated School class of 2012, placed 10th in the Nurse Licensure Exam (NLE) held this June 2016. Brey, 20, was among the 6,183 out of 14,184 who passed the professional licensure examination. The announcement was released on June 17, 2016 by the Professional regulation Commission.



In high school, Brey earned the Gerry Roxas Leadership Award for his active involvement in academic, co-curricular and community service programs. He served as Student Government Council President from 2011 thru 2012 and a member of LCC’s men’s volleyball team since elementary among others. In 2010, he won a Science Quiz Bee and has received honors in deportment.

After graduating from LCC, he gained admission into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of St. La Salle. His passion for extra-curricular activities was carried on to his college life. He became the governor of La Salle’s College of Nursing while consistently ranking as among the university’s honor students.

After taking oath, Brey revealed that he will either pursue a master’s degree in nursing or a degree in medicine.

LCC Bacolod inaugurates school building at Montinola Site

Seventh graders of Hacienda Manaul in Talisay woke up early morning of June 16, 2016 to prepare for the flag ceremony that marked the first ever to be conducted in their new school.  It was the inauguration day of their new high school building at La Consolacion College Bacolod – Montinola Site.

A three-hectare portion of the sugarcane plantation was donated by the Montinola family to the Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation (ASOLC) for the establishment of a school in the area. Although there is a nearby elementary school, high schools are far and everyday commute remains a challenge not only because of the cost for students’ allowances, but also for parents to closely monitor activities of their children during school days.


A school building with two classrooms and spaces for an office, clinic and library was initially set up by LCC Bacolod.  The school provided for transportation of volunteer teachers and during times when the learning activities would require use of laboratories, audio-visual technologies and computers.

LCC President Sr. Gavina F. Barrera, OSA, expressed her gratitude to Mr. and Mrs. Antonio J. Montinola for “planting the seed of development”.  She said that LCC is committed to fulfill the mission of providing education for the people of the community.

Parents were present at the program which included an induction of parent-teacher association officers.  The first major project of the association will be an organic vegetable garden. LCC Bacolod in partnership with the Missionaries of Sacred Heart (MSC) will be training parents and students on Bokashi Fermentation which is being used in other community projects of the ASOLC.

Rev. Fr. Eusebio Berdon, OSA, Prior of the Colegio San Agustin Bacolod officiated the mass and the blessing ceremony. Administrators of LCC Bacolod and the faculty were present in the ceremony.


LCC Bacolod opens a new site in Talisay City

The new campus sits close to Metro Bacolod’s sprawling residential area

Talisay, Negros Occidental — On a three-hectare property donated by the Montinola family in Hacienda Manaul, La Consolacion College Bacolod expands to offer secondary education for the children of sugarcane farmers and later, to serve the rapidly growing residential communities at the borders of Bacolod and Talisay cities.

June 13, 2016 marks the opening of classes for 17 Grade 7 students, the pioneering class of the school. The Mother Rita Barceló (MRB) Center, LCC Bacolod’s community outreach arm, runs the program supported by LCC Bacolod’s volunteer teachers from its Integrated School and teacher education alumni.

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The new site is located in hacienda Manaul at the border of Bacolod and Talisay cities.  Near the site are high end subdivisions developed by Ayala and Megaworld.

The class is an extension of LCC’s MRB Night High School program which affords quality private education to the economically disadvantaged yet deserving students. Classes however are held on day time as night classes may be precarious for the students living in the hacienda.

The program is subsidized by LCC Bacolod with a minimal counterpart from the parents ranging from 500 to 800 pesos monthly depending on assessment of the economic profile of the family.


The pioneer class of LCC Bacolod – Montinola Campus with Mrs. Cheryl Serra (first from left) MRB Night High School Coordinator and Mr. Rodjhun Navarro, head of LCC’s Office for Institutional Advancement and Linkages (center)

The program meets the requirements of the Department of Education with a few more additions as the offering of electives courses. The program delivers a more specialized training on specific disciplines that maybe within the general coverage of a course in the secondary education curriculum, but at the same time, provides some flexibility and allows students to change the direction they wish to take with their education. A student who takes an elective class in drafting, for example, might discover a love of design and engineering that leads to a career he or she might not otherwise have found.

LCC Bacolod also plans to introduce organic agriculture to the students and their parents to take advantage of the wide agricultural land area, in the meantime while the campus is gradually developed. As of the moment, the school has only one school building with three classrooms. Students however are provided with private transportation on certain days in a week for classes like Computer and Physical Education which will be done at LCC’s main campus in Bacolod City.

On June 16, 2016, the school building will be inaugurated and the pioneer Parents-Teachers Association officers will be inducted.

Montinola Blessing Invitation




LCC opens Program in Crisis & Psychotrauma Management

A professional course in trauma prevention, intervention and treatment

Crisis and Trauma Management is one area which is now gaining focus and attention not only exclusively among professionals in the field of psychology and health care but even among human resource managers and those in the social work. Throughout the world, there has been a powerful development of comprehensive mental services. The increasing mobility, family and social structures, economic activities and even climate change could result to a great amount of stress, thus the need for organizations to establish mechanisms and be trained in crisis management, provision of resources and immediate response in cases of accidents and disasters.

Along this need, La Consolacion College Bacolod developed a training program to provide for the honing of necessary skills in crisis and psychotrauma management. Apart from the basic principles and fundamentals in crisis management, traumatology and psychotrauma, the program will equip its students with psychotrauma assessment skills. More than half of the training will be dedicated on treatment and interventions to aid individuals known to be experiencing a psychological trauma including mastery on child abuse management and treatment; pyschological first aid and stress debriefing; crisis and suicide interventions and on other models of trauma processing and treatment.

A session dubbed as “Vicarious Traumatization: Caring for the Carers Practice Trauma Interventions” may be given but will be left to the option of the participants.

The certificate gained from the program may be credited in the Master in Business Administration major in Human Resource Management in LCC Bacolod according to Dr. Ma. Mercedes A. Joson, Dean of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education.
The training program will run for two months with Saturday classes that will run for eight meetings from 8am to 12pm. Lecturers are experienced psychologists and specialists in crisis and trauma management.

Target participants for the program are psychologists, counselors, social workers and other mental health practitioners, nurses and other allied health care professionals; the clergy, religious and lay; educators who are committed to help heal the traumatized; and other experienced professionals and paraprofessionals who are dedicated to humanitarian services.

Program fee is at PhP 3,500 for the whole certificate program. Interested participants may call 4349661 to 64 local 301 or 322.


The recent spate of disasters left deep-seated trauma among the victims. In places like Tacloban, international aid have come to assist not only in rehabilitation but care and attention to the victims.  There are not enough trained experts in the Philippines to give an immediate local response in the field of psychotrauma.