PSHS-SMC students win 3rd Place in the International Regions Mathematics League (IRML) On-site Competition
Jearvy R. Lanohan
PSHS-SMC, Davao City - Michaela Ronn G. Paclibar, Guinevere P. Soria, and Faith D. Villahermosa emerged third place winners of this year's On-site competition of the International Regions Mathematics League (IRML) held at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, last May 29 and 30, 2015. The On-site math tilt had four rounds namely: Team Round competition, Power Question, Individual Round and the Relay Round. The first Place and second place went, respectively, to Macau's Team 1 and China's Team 1.
Jearvy R. Lañohan
About sixty faculty and staff participated in the organizational Public Accountability and Values Enhancement Seminar last July 2-3, 2015 at the PSHS-SMC Mini-Auditorium. The seminar aimed to raise awareness on the nation’s top ten illnesses and to empower personnel to take action against these by being Godly; by developing love for the country; by being humane; by being environment-friendly; and by developing value habits of discipline, orderliness and cleanliness.
Three personnel from the Council for the Restoration of Filipino Values namely, Mr. Voltaire Acosta, Mr. Nathaniel Saquiba, and Mr. Jesus Sison, served as resource speakers. They discussed topics such as The Love of God, Graft and Corruption, Taming the Tongue, Respect for Authority, Integrity, The Sanctity of Marriage, Public Accountability, Wisdom in Truthfulness, Republic Act 6713, and Selfless Love.
By Sheila M. Allong
Somewhere in the ancient, mystic trinity, you get three as a magic number. Looking at the number of infrastructure development of th
e PSHS-SMC, it can be said that three must indeed be a magic number as it is the total number of projects the school completed this year 2014.
The first of these infrastructure ventures is the “Rehabilitation/Repair of the Boys’ Residence Hall (BRH)”. The repairs and improvements were undertaken particularly on the roof, sleeping quarters, and comfort rooms of the said building. This said project which cost a total amount of P 2,225,591.74 was completed last June 21, 2014.
The next project was the “Improvement of the Perimeter Fence.” By improvement, this means that additional layers of concrete hollow blocks were installed on the fence surrounding the campus. This project cost P 1,642,946.81. The 100% completion was accomplished last July 3, 2014.
The last project that fulfills the magic three is the “Rehabilitation/Repair of the Academic Building.” To be specific - the path walks were repainted, the Guidance Office was renovated, the male and female comfort rooms in the 1st and 2nd floors were renovated, and comfort rooms were installed in the Child-minding Center and Clinic. All these improvements, completed last June 21, 2014, incurred a total amount of P 1,987,813.81.
By Sheila M. Allong
The year 2014 was a triumphant year for the PSHS-SMC scholars as they prominently showcased their prowess and skills in the multitudes of national and international competitions they participated in.
For instance, Faith D. Villahermosa (Grade 8), Felix Arthur C. Dioso (Grade 8), and Julliam A. Gadiane (3rd Year) swept three winnings in the 3rd ASEAN Plus Three Junior Science Odyssey held at Nat’l Science Museum, Pathum Thani, Thailand on June 23-29, 2014: 1st place, Homemade Diesel and Miracle of Green Lab Skills Assessment, 3rd place,Trans’ Farm’er Lab Skills Assessment, and 3rd place, Group Project Presentation.
September 1, 2014. Ms. Delia A. Legaspino's term as the SMC Director has been renewed for another six (6) years. She took her oath at the PSHS Main Campus during its Golden Year Celebration and Recognition Program.
By Sheila M. Allong
The Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus, with the initiative of the Gender and Development Committee, embarked on gender and development (GAD) as one of its priority programs for this year.
One of the gender and development-related activities organized was a Reproductive Health Seminar entitled “Cervical Cancer: Decreasing the Burden” with Dr. Concepcion Damaso-Rayel as the resource speaker. This took place on October 1, 2014 at the PSHS-SMC Mini-auditorium and was attended by all the school’s personnel.
Then on November 3-5, 2014, a series of GAD-anchored events were realized and conducted at Grand Men Seng Hotel, Magallanes Street, Davao City, in response to the institution’s need for capability development on gender mainstreaming. The first one was the Training and Workshop on Gender Sensitivity wherein the resource speaker, Ms. Marita Castillo-Pimentel from Mirriam College, made the PSHS-SMC personnel take part in different gender sensitivity exercises such as “Understanding gender in WE”, “Gendered senses”, and “Valuing gender in our work: The 24 hr work-plan”.