Appreciation is an essential part of how we create community.
On December 18, 2020, Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus celebrated the holiday season and the end of the year 2020 with the Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE). Due to the ongoing health crisis, this year’s ceremony was held virtually.
The event included the recognition of outstanding personnel who were bestowed with awards during the PSHS System 22nd Founding Anniversary. The awardees were outgoing Campus Director Delia C. Legaspino (2020 PSHS System Outstanding Executive), Supervising Administrative Officer Mario A. Gigayon (PSHS System Outstanding Employee Level II), and Assistant CID Chief- Office of Student Affairs Janice Joy W. Chiongson (Sinagtala Teaching Award).
A plaque, a token, and a special recognition were also presented to each of the eleven (11) personnel who dedicated significant years of service and hard work at PSHS SMC.
For 25 years of service:
- Ms. Jearvy R. Laňohan – Special Science Teacher V
- Mr. Joselito M. Calacar – Librarian
For 20 years of service:
- Ms. Janice Joy W. Chiongson – Special Science Teacher IV
For 15 years of service:
- Ms. Sheila M. Allong - Special Science Teacher IV
- Engr. Gednyl Glory D. Cobarrubias - Special Science Teacher IV
- Ms. Sharon M. Dejarme - Special Science Teacher V
- Mr. Jonathan V. Mancao - Special Science Teacher V
- Ms. Suzette A. Palicte - Special Science Teacher IV
- Ms. Teresa Pamela G. Soriano - Special Science Teacher IV
For 10 years of service:
- Ms. Ferly Joy L. Caga – Science Research Specialist I
- Ms. Mary Anne B. Villanueva - Special Science Teacher IV
Distinct recognition was also granted to personnel who exuded exemplary behavior, namely: Ms. Ronieleen P. Lbrero (Guidance Services Associate I), Ms. Ma. Sandra Agnes J. Golvin (Administrative Officer V), Ms. Jihan D. Codizar (Special Science Teacher IV), Ms. Michelle C. Cuestas (Special Science Teacher III), Mr. Mark Anthony D. David (Special Science Teacher II), Ms. Krishna Mie C. Zabate (Special Science Teacher IV), and Mr. Levi Jusayan (Administrative Aide VI).
Additionally, especially with the challenging times over the past months, the Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus gave praise and acknowledgement to the personnel who made significant contributions for the school to meet the challenges in an inspiring way and they are: Engineer Michael V. Nalitan (Special Science Teacher III), Engr. Ace L. Lonzaga (Special Science Teacher II), Dr. Cromwell M. Castillo Special Science Teacher IV), Mr. Ronald A. Gica (Special Science Teacher I), Ms. Krizzle Faith S. Radomes (Science Research Specialist I), Mr. Michael A. Casas (Special Science Teacher IV), Ms. Camille A. Casas (Special Science Teacher I), Mr. Alfred S. Saracho (Administrative Aide IV), Ms. Ma. Sandra Agnes A. Golvin (Administrative Officer III), Ms. Catherine O. Ureta (Administrative Officer III), Ms. Alexis Marie A. Palero (Contract of Service Personnel), Engr. Rose Michelle Q. Diampa (Project Engineer), Ms. Flor Maybellyn B. Rollon (Dorm Manager), Suzanne G. Mendoza (Special Science Teacher V), Edengrace C. Jacinto (Special Science Teacher II), Mr. Miguel E. Hilario Jr. (Administrative Aide IV), Mr. Bernilo B. Alcuizar (Science Research Assistant I), and Engr. Gian Karlo L. Sam (Special Science Teacher I).
Lastly, given that the school was still able to push through with the annual surveillance audit conducted by SOCOTEC in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System and passed it with zero non-conformity despite the circumstances, due recognition was endowed to the following:
- 2020 Internal Quality Audit Team: Mr. Michael A. Casas, Ms. Sheila M. Allong, Mr. Bernard A. Beduya, , Dr. Cromwell M. Castillo, Ms. Charmaine Faith C. Correlo, Mr. Elmar John O. Digal, Ms. Maria Ines D. Lingatong, Ms. Rodgessa A. Lopez, Ms. Justine Aubry G. Moyon, Ms. Dianne Jean A. Nacario, Ms. Jona Joy G. Palada,Krizzle Faith S. Radomes, Ms. Karen Rachel J. San Pablo, Ms. Jessa Mae A. Villanueva, Ms. Krishna Mie C. Zabate, and Mr. Jose Mari E. Ortega.
- 2020 DC Team: Ms. Jocelyn V. Lope and Ms. Charmaine Faith C. Correlo
Indeed, even in this tough year, there is still a lot to be thankful for.
Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jonald P. Fenecios as the new Campus Director effective January 04, 2021. Before his appointment, he served as Associate Professor of the Department of Mathematics of Ateneo de Davao University.
Dr. Fenecios finished his BS Mathematics degree from the University of the Philippines Los Baňos in 2000, pursued his MS Mathematics through the consortium between De La Salle University and Ateneo de Davao University and finished it in 2004, and obtained his PhD Mathematics from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2012.
He has published several journals including “Baire One Functions and Their Sets of Discontinuity” a paper with Dr. Emmanuel A. Cabral and Dr. Abraham P. Racca published in Mathematica Bohemica, Vol. 141, No. 1, 2016, pp. 109- 114 and “On A Recent Characterization of Baire Class One Functions” (Single Author) published in Thai Journal of Mathematics, Vol. 12, No.3, 2014, pp. 561-567 among others as well as new media and book publications.
Dr. Fenecios was the president of the Mathematical Society of the Philippines Region XI Chapter from October 2011 to September 2014. He is also a member of the Mathematical Society of the Philippines and has served as a reviewer (Identification Number: 101051) of Mathematical Reviews of the Division of American Mathematical Society (AMS). Among the papers he reviewed were Marciniak, M. and Szczuka, P., On internally strong Swiatkowski functions published in Real Analysis Exchange] Mathematical Reviews MR3261877 and Szczuka, P., The maximal class with respect to maximums for the family of upper semi-continuous strong Swiatkowski functions published in Mathematica Slovaca] Mathematical Reviews MR3277844.
Under his leadership, Dr. Fenecios intends to further strengthen the field of research and development with his articulated plan for publication of quality research studies.
Meanwhile, the whole PSHS SMC community extends its sincerest gratitude to Ms. Delia C. Legaspino for selflessly serving the campus for more than three (3) decades, 12 fruitful years of which was dedicated as Campus Director. Her personal and professional contributions over those years cannot be understated.
Another outstanding leader deserving of a big thank you is Ms. Arlyn A. Dacanay for serving as OIC-Campus Director in the interim months and doing so effectively and smoothly despite the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the foreseen major transition, PSHS-SMC prepares to raise the bar of excellence with fresh insights and shared positivity.
During this holiday season, when we offer gifts to each other, it’s important to remember and give back to the essential workers who have on their own quiet and understated ways given their gifts of service despite the threat of COVID-19.
That is why, the Management Committee and all the regular non-teaching personnel of Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus served up a simple feast and prepared a short program during the Year-end Thanksgiving held last December 17, 2020 at the school’s gymnasium to show their immense appreciation to the incredible teams of janitors, security guards, and PTA/Foundation staff who continued to fulfill their duties through and through.
During the program, these hardworking individuals were each given a bag of grocery items courtesy of the school, another pack of basic goods courtesy of PSHS SMC Parents-Teachers Association, and a cash gift courtesy of PSHS SMC Foundation, Inc. ANLEO Janitorial Services, the main agency of the janitors and the new Campus Director of PSHS SMC, Mr. Jonald P. Fenecios each gave pork lechon. Raffle drawing was also held wherein tickets were given away even to regular non-teaching staff to be able to have the chance to win inexpensive yet cool prizes.
Social distance, wearing of masks, and other guidelines was strictly followed throughout the duration of the year-end thanksgiving event.
On digital citizenship webinar, Pisay-SMC aims for students, personnel to be more responsible netizens
“Nowadays, people have this misconception that social media is a platform where everyone is just free to do whatever they want. People, most of the time, forget to be contemplative, conscientious, and humane. This is why Responsible Digital Citizenship and Media Literacy is an important topic to talk about.”
Thus said by the Resource Speaker, PhD Linguistics candidate, Associate Professor of the University of Mindanao, and Distinguished Toastmaster Maico Demi B. Aperocho during the Digital Citizenship Webinar last Thursday, December 17, 2020 and such a statement was also the rationale why the Curriculum and Instruction Division of Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus organized and hosted the event in the first place.
SOCOTEC Certification International – Philippines issued the attestation for continued certification under ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System) to Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus after conducting the remote surveillance audit in all areas of academic and support services last September 17-18, 2020.
During the closing meeting on the second day, the auditor, Mr. Erwin Quinto, presented the results and declared zero nonconformity.
Pat on the shoulder especially to the Management Committee headed by OIC-Director Arlyn Dacanay, the Quality Management Representative Dr. Annie Rodriguez, the team of Internal Quality Auditors headed by Mr. Michael Casas, the Document Controllers Ms. Jocelyn Lope and Ms. Charmaine Faith Correlo, and the rest of the faculty and staff for all the hard work, cooperation, and extension of service. This achievement, of course, should not stop here and the journey for improvement and maintenance of the standards set upon by the ISO certification continues.
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