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Compostela Valley State College (CVSC) conducted a 3-day review of institution’s Quality Management System (QMS) for ISO-9001: 2015 Quality Manual. The Quality Manual demonstrates the commitment to meeting stakeholders’ expectations in delivering quality services.
Way back in December 28, 2019, CVSC already received a recognition for ISO-9001:2015 Certification and passed an in-depth set of assessments covering basic undergraduate studies, research and extension, student and support services. However, as what the College President Dr. Christie Jean V. Ganiera highlighted that this doesn’t guarantee for being proficient in all aspects of Quality Management as it needs continual surveillance and modification.
With this, the Planning and Quality Assurance Office headed by Ms. Janice C. Hermosilla, Quality Management Coordinator, facilitated QMS activities to provide wide range of information for implementing and improving QMS. More specifically, from May 28-29 and June 1, ISO team and process owners administered a review of Management System (MSP), System Controls Procedure (SCP) and Documented Processes Manual (DPM).
Similar to the mentioned activity above, the SWOT Analysis tool was also used to provide a ‘menu’ of options for the college to consider and to create a customized QMS designed to support CVSC’s strategic direction and quality objectives. This was managed last June 2 and was attended by ISO team, process owners, student and faculty representatives, and heads of from all campuses. Now, this reflects the approach taken to address tackling issues and concerns relative to the institution’s overall operations.
Dr. Ganiera has once again challenged the team for improving its system on a continual basis of development of CVSC’s quality standards.
Compostela Valley State College (CVSC) organized a webinar (web seminar) entitled “Webinar on Designing Learning Modules for Online Instruction” via Zoom Teleconference last May 28, 2020 to discuss remote learning tools and other possible strategies to help students and educators promote flex model of learning during the pandemic.
The webinar started a session with the speaker Dr. Monalisa T. Sasing, from the University of the Philippines (UP) Open University, the Deputy Director for Administration of UP National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (NISMED). As educators nowadays are concerned about how they would keep students engaged outside a classroom setting, it was discussed how ‘online’ teachers need to combine multiple strategies to reach learners, such as strengthening relationships with learners, engaging families and helping learners connect with their peers.
For the possible “no face-to-face” class next semester, CVSC commits to think differently about how the institution will serve students, especially those who are in need. This includes how CVSC teachers will be equipped with the knowledge needed in creating learning modules for online instruction.
Furthermore, Dr. Christie Jean V. Ganiera, College President, agreed to this perspective in the new teaching journey towards adopting the so called “new normal” setting. With this goal in designing learning modules for the CVSC students, Dr. Ganiera also emphasized teachers as “frontliners of education”.
“My personal purpose for allowing this webinar is to give you a hand, lightening your burden amidst the fear, the worries, the confusions you feel because you can no longer monitor in actuality the learning process of your beloved students. I know some of you think that these online and offline classes we are adopting cannot equate the face-to-face classes but we are left with no choice, that is why, my goal is to equip you in extending teaching-learning process through flexible learning innovations in the best possible way and I believe that this Webinar on Designing Learning Modules for Online Instruction is one of those supreme ways of coping,” said Dr. Ganiera.
These days, the typical classroom looks different than usual. With closure caused by COVID-19, schools have pivoted their operations to the online world, and many institutions are adjusting to virtual learning for perhaps the first time.
Compostela Valley State College (CVSC) safely navigated reopening work operations while prioritizing employees’ right to safe work environment thru Memorandum Circular No. 024, series of 2020 from the College President under loosened quarantine measures.
The institution officially resumed its administrative operations under ALTERNATIVE WORK ARRANGEMENTS effective last May 26, 2020 (Tuesday) as cited in the said Memorandum entitled “CVSC Protocols and Guidelines on the Prevention and Mitigation of COVID-19 for the Resumption of Administrative Operation” with the declaration of General Community Quarantine (GCQ) after Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) was lifted in the Province of Davao de Oro.
CVSC adopts this 4-day Compressed Work Schedule and Skeleton Workforce for non-teaching staff and faculties with designation. Meanwhile, Work from Home Scheme will still be applied for employees considered as high risks and residing in ECQ declared areas based on those set out in Civil Service Commission’s (CSC) Memorandum Circular No. 10, series of 2020 (Revised Interim Guidelines for Alternative Work Assignments and Support Mechanisms for Workers in the Government During the Period of State of National Emergency Due to COVIS-19 Pandemic) dated May 7, 2020.
Provided the strict adherence to policies as CVSC’s standing protocol in lowering the risk of spreading COVID-19, the Health Services Office and Safety and Security Services Office are tasked to lead the said operation.
According to the Health Status Survey of employees and gathered data from their barangays, there were no positive cases confirmed and recorded. Moreover, daily monitoring checklist of each employee were recorded and assessed, there were no signs of any COVID symptoms and no one experienced quarantine in isolation facility for the past 14 days due to possible travel history or exposure to the disease. This simply means that there is a LOW RISK assessment for COVID-19 identified in the college. With this, employees need to follow the implemented appropriate measurements to ensure safety, productivity and communication.
At present, CVSC starts to embrace “new normal” wherein wearing facemask, social distancing and frequent hand washing is required even after the ECQ was lifted.
“Only God can turn your obstacles into opportunities; your opportunities into results; your failures into achievements; your pain into power.”
This how the first ever Top 1 coming from Compostela Valley State College (CVSC) – Montevista Branch in March 2019 Board Licensure Examination for Professional Teachers (BLEPT) described her journey in overcoming all of the trials and achieving her dreams.
She is Stephanie Apple Miguel Piodo, a 21-year old alumnus of CVSC-Montevista Branch.
“Life was all set, but somehow, I was not able to keep the positivity in my mind at a very young age. It was really hard. During my elementary days, I almost stopped and only finished Grade 2 due to financial needs. Then, my uncle decided to support me, so I went to him and continued my studies in Panacan, Davao City. I spent four years without seeing my parents. I even cried in tears, secretly missing them so much without knowing that their living in Montevista became worst than I can ever imagine.”
Piodo said that life throws curve balls, but she’s thankful for having her lovable and supportive parents for making her understand what life is about and how to find that little ray of happiness in difficult situations.
“My mother is a dealer with products and takes other sideline works just to have enough money for us. My father is a laborer in plywood mills and sometimes paid for helping farms.”
She added that even if she came from a poor family, she still managed to go to school with a little hope that someday, she will be able to improve their living.
“When I came back to Montevista and started my high school life, I also started to accept the challenges to never surrender despite of struggles. During my stay at my uncle’s residence, I was also disciplined by his wife in doing my responsibilities as a woman. I learned.”
Out of 72, 054 hopefuls in Elementary Level who took the examination, 19, 695 passed and Piodo placed as the Top 1 with the score of 93.20%.
On top of going to school without a decent meal, Piodo returns home without money to ride transportation to their home but a belief that she will continue to educate herself so she can find a decent job and help her family get out of poverty.
“During high school, I choose to walk 5.5 km from our house in Barangay New Visayas to Montevista National High School – Annex just to pursue my dreams. There are times when the rain comes on my way, but since we don’t have money to buy our needs in school, it would be wonderful to take shelter under bright green banana leaves when it is raining.”
“I only focused on my academics, but since our school during high school has few students, I was lucky to be chosen to join contests like quiz bee or journalism. I considered those as a great experience because I was able to travel with some places within the region.”
Piodo graduated in high school as the batch valedictorian. Her problem at that time, however, was how to pursue a college education.
A GLIMMER OF HOPE
“When I graduated in high school, my parents already told me that it would be hard for them to send me to college. I was sad that time thinking about what would be my other ways to go to college. Of course, I also dreamed of studying in Tagum City, hoping that I would have a bright future there. Then, I was very surprised that Compostela Valley Scholarship Program (CVSP) came to our school unexpectedly. So my only problem that time was where to study. Until it was heard that there would be a College to rise soon in our municipality – the Compostela Valley State College (CVSC). That gave me great hope to my dreams. CVSP and CVSC became my glimmer of hope.”
CVSP is a program of the Provincial Government of Compostela Valley through the Office of Governor Jayvee Tyron L. Uy, which aims to help the poor and deserving students pursue higher education and technical-vocational skills. “During the day of submission of requirements, my parents had no money to comply with all the requirements. Then, I am so thankful that my cousin helped me with the expenses.”
As a Scholar ni Uy (SUY), the term used pertaining to CVSP scholars, Piodo gets 10, 000 per semester for tuition and miscellaneous fees. Since it will only allocate 7, 000 plus for all fees, the remaining 2,000 plus will be given to the scholars directly. This is why Piodo said that the financial support from the Province really helped her big time.
“In CVSP, I learned to give back to the community for what I have received. My leadership skills were developed with our Community Services. I also learned that volunteering teaches people of all ages and backgrounds compassion and understanding.” She added that one thing she likes about community service is that there are opportunities that exist to enhance and leave your mark on your global and local society. Volunteering and putting on service activities can be used as a manner to advocate for causes you are genuinely enthusiastic about.
STEPHANIE’S COLLEGE LIFE
In college, Piodo maintained her good grades for the scholarship, and she was able to be a consistent Dean’s Lister.
“At first, I had no choice but to choose the program Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEED) since honestly I don’t want to choose Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSED) with its specialization in English, Math, or MAPHE and I don’t have confident for those offered specializations. Then, suddenly I enjoyed, and I love being with kids and made me more realized that I would be a teacher someday.”
As the youth federation treasurer in their church (The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (ICFG), commonly referred to as the Foursquare Church), Piodo said that in College she invested more of her time in serving their church.
“God is seen as glorious when all our serving is moment-by-moment receiving from God’s supply. I can say that I receive this supply by faith. That is, I trust moment by moment that what I need, in serving Him, He will supply. After all, it was really a blessing for me because unexpectedly, I became a consistent Dean’s Lister. By God’s grace, I surpassed all the challenges that I experienced, and I graduated as Cum Laude,” she added.
She explained that she only felt the feeling of being an honor student when the pressure came when she took the Board Exam.
THE ROAD TO TOP 1
When Piodo finished college, she once again tried to continue her journey in Davao City.
“Since I don’t have the money yet to attend Review Center, I worked as a Call Center Agent for four months together with my friends.”
In December, she enrolled in Falculan Twins Review Center (FTRC), and she grabbed the opportunity to get a discount for making her payment less since there is ‘Cum Laude Discount.’ When she applied for a Special Group (SG) in FTRC hoping that she would have better preparation for the examination, unfortunately, she was disallowed to join because there were already many reviewees in the group.
“It made me unhappy at that time. I honestly cried. Knowing that if I am part of that group, I will have a chance to be a topnotcher. CVSC also has this kind of group, but then I was never chosen to be one.”
She also shared that because of losing hope that time, she just wrote it on her planner as motivation saying “Even if you’re not part of that Special Group, you should promise to be a topnotcher.”
From that moment, sensing that she is getting nearer and nearer to getting a hold of her dream, she studied tirelessly with the help of FTRC bound with her endless prayers.
After extensive review, bringing along hope and faith from God, she took the BLEPT for the first time nervously. Piodo said she never dreamed of becoming top 1 nationwide, though admittedly, she was praying she could enter the top 10.
A BEAUTIFUL SURPRISE
Piodo was in Canidkid Integrated School in Barangay Canidkid, Montevista for the Summer Big Brother (SBB), a special program under the Bayanihan Para sa Karunungan (BPSK) which aims to address the reading and comprehension deficiencies of incoming Grade 3 and Grade 4 pupils in participating public schools of the province.
“Then, a miracle happened. One of my co-volunteer received a text message. She said that I am one of the topnotchers. At first, I thought she was just joking. So to make it clear, I called my sister then I wondered why she’s crying that time. Finally, it was confirmed, and I cried a lot.”
RECEIVING A BLESSING
Piodo really aims to give back to her community. The blessings that she is receiving today are believed to be shared. According to her, there are endless ways of contributing to the community, but teaching would be a great help for children in reaching their dreams.
“I want to teach and help mentor a new generation of students to reach their goals in the way that my teachers helped me reached mine, and hopefully to inspire both past and future students to continue the tradition of giving back.”
She mentioned that CVSC is really one of her tools in transforming her dreams into reality as it opened a great opportunity for her. She is very thankful for the support coming from her teachers and classmates, especially to the College President, Dr. Christie Jean V. Ganiera and to their Campus Director in Montevista, Dr. Joel E. Felicilda.
“I believe that CVSC will be more radiant in the near future. If we did it today, tomorrow would be greater,” she said.
Asked for advice for other students who are facing the same struggle, she said: “Don’t give up. In whatever circumstances that you are facing today, never surrender. Be optimistic in every struggle. Pursue your dreams and believe in your heart. Every problem has its solution through God’s help. Don’t forget to look up and pray. Jesus said in Luke 18:27: “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” Always reflect on that verse in times of anxiety. Everything is possible with God.”
“Remember to pray, believe and receive,” she added.
With the theme “CVSC Graduates at the Forefront of ASEAN Region: Excellent Competent, Bold”, Compostela Valley State College (CVSC) – Main Campus honored 283 (BEED-43; BSED-116; Entrepreneurship-111; Agriculture-13) graduates in its 2nd Commencement Exercises held on Monday, June 17, 2019, at the CVSC Activity Center.
The ceremony commenced at 2 pm with the academic procession of the honor guards to the colors.
Of the total number of graduates, 190 were females and 93 were males.
CVSC’s Commencement Speaker, Dr. Jesus Antonio G. Derije in his address, congratulated the graduating class of 2019 and informed that UB’s 2018-2019 enrollment surpassed the magic mark of 5,000 students.
As the former OIC College President of CVSC and the current SUC President IV of Central Mindanao University, Dr. Derije also shared that CVSC’s successful operation is a living one.
“CVSC’s successful operation is a living one and despite the challenges of execution and the sacrifices that are being made, CVSC today begins to witness and harvest the fruits of this very focused effort to lift the institution to another level by your very hard working College President Dr. Christie Jean V. Ganiera,” Dr. Derije expressed.
The College President conferred all the graduates with her President’s charge, “As you leave the portals of your Alma Mater, I, therefore, charge you to uphold CVSC’s core values and guiding principles that helped shape you into whom you are today. Good luck and be the living legacy of what CVSC has groomed you and would like you to become. Congratulations…go and carry the emblem of your Alma Mater with great honor and pride.”
Also present in this historical event are the Vice Governor of the Province of Compostela Valley, Hon. Manuel E. Zamora and the Chief of Education Supervisor in the Division of Compostela Valley, Dr. Ruben J. Reponte.
The said affair was after the 2nd Recognition Day of CVSC which was also attended by Mr. Pacido R. Alcomendras Jr., Executive Assistant IV, the Representative of the Governor of ComVal, Hon. Jayvee Tyron L. Uy and also Mr. Julius Conejos, Information Officer of Compostela Municipal Mayor, Hon. Lema P. Bolo.
The Board of Trustees, Management, Faculty and Staff of the CVSC congratulates all graduates on their achievement, and extend best wishes to them as they work to become catalysts for change and development in the community.
Stephanie Apple Miguel Piodo with a score 93.20% made history as the very first BEED to land as the Top 1 of March 2019 Board Licensure Examination for Professional Teachers (BLEPT) Elementary Level. Alonah Kim Balmes Palen also from from Montevista Branch placed in Top 6 with a score of 91.80%, while Jayrick Cajigal Manlawi from Main Campus garnered 91.40% placing him on Top 7 in Secondary Level.
In CVSC, a total of 93 passed the examination in Elementary Level out 133 takers, while a total of 194 passed the examination in Secondary Level out of 307 takers.
The College has already produced topnotchers for Secondary Level in the specialization of Mathematics last September 2018 BLEPT. Top 3 is Adelfa C. Lavilla with a score of 92.40% from Maragusan Branch, Jorem Prince E. Verola from Main Campus as the Top 4 with a score of 92.20%, Jayson Kits C. Poquita from Maragusan and Michael C. Morre Jr. from Main Campus placed in Top 8 with the score of 91.40%. Meanwhile, CVSC-Main Campus placed as 2nd Top Performing School in the country with the score of 93.10%.
This March 2019 is another triumph of the CVSC family. It has brought the Top 1 title in Elementary Level in the name of Piodo and Top 2 performing school in the Philippines by Montevista Branch with 83.33% passing rate.
Indeed, CVSC passers and topnotchers truly marks CVSC’s golden name nationwide.
The State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (SCUAA) Regional Games 2019 with the theme “Bridging the Gap through Sports in Public Higher Education Institution” had its enthralling opening at Compostela Valley State College (CVSC) Main Campus last April 22-26, 2019. The five-day sports joust is officially hosted by CVSC under the leadership of the College President, Dr. Christie Jean V. Ganiera.
The SCUAA 2019 opening started with a parade around the poblacion participated in by 1,300 athletic delegations coming from the six (6) PASUC XI – member schools: Davao del Norte State College (DNSC); Davao Oriental State University (DOrSU); University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) divided into South and North; Southern Philippines Agri-Business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology (SPAMAST); (University of the Philippines (UP) – Mindanao; and the host school CVSC.
As the host institution of this year’s Regional SCUAA Games, Dr. Ganiera proudly welcomed the participants and further expressed her great pride in accepting the privilege of hosting such regional event. “It is our pleasure to be of service to you in this 5-day event. Good luck to all of us as we foster a healthy competition towards upholding the principle of human development in a total package”, Dr. Ganiera stressed.
Congresswoman Maria Carmen “Maricar” S. Zamora, graced the event as the Keynote Speaker. “As this representation’s brainchild, we have seen how CVSC has grown from its fledgling state some years back to where it is now, very capable of hosting big events such as this sporting spectacle”, Cong. Maricar highlighted.
Meanwhile, Dr. Lourdes C. Generalao, Chair of PASUC XI, who served as the final declaration of the 3rd PASUC-XI SCUAA Games 2019 shared her deepest gratitude in CVSC especially to Dr. Ganiera in making the event possible, to the unending support of the Provincial Government of ComVal and to the municipalities of Compostela and Montevista for co-hosting the event with CVSC. She also sent her wishes and good lucks to all the delegates and to those who will be the representatives of Region XI in the nationals.
On the other hand, CVSC snatched 12 golds, 16 silvers and 18 bronze with an overall ranking to the 3rd place. The college joined this regional game for the third time that usually serves as qualifying for the national games and bagged these awards this time. The following are the wins of CVSC:
- Taekwando (MEN)
*Pinweight – Silver
*Featherweight – Gold
*Lightweight – Gold
- Taekwando (WOMEN)
*Pinweight – Silver
*Bantamweight – Gold
- Lawn Tennis Singles 1 (MEN) – Bronze
- Lawn Doubles (MEN) – Gold
- Lawn Tennis Singles 1 (WOMEN) – Silver
- Basketball (MEN) – Silver
- Basketball ( WOMEN) – Silver
- Chess (MEN) – Gold
- Chess (WOMEN) – Silver
- Volleyball (WOMEN) – Silver
- Beach Volleyball (WOMEN) – Bronze
- Football (MEN) – Bronze
- Baseball (MEN) – Bronze
- Baseball (WOMEN) – Silver
- Sepak Takraw – Gold
- Badminton (WOMEN) – Bronze
- Table Tennis A (MEN) – Bronze
- Table Tennis A (WOMEN) – Bronze
- Table Tennis B (MEN) – Bronze
- Table Tennis B (WOMEN) – Bronze
- Table Tennis Doubles (MEN) – Gold
- 100 meters (MEN 1) – Bronze
- 400 meters (MEN 1) – Bronze
- 800 meters (MEN 1) – Silver
- 1500 meters (MEN 1) – Silver
- 5000 meters (MEN 1) – Silver
- 5000 meters (MEN 2) – Bronze
- 100 meters (WOMEN 1) – Bronze
- 200 meters (WOMEN 1) – Bronze
- 400 meters (WOMEN 1) – Silver
- 800 meters (WOMEN 1) – Bronze
- 1500 meters (WOMEN 1) – Bronze
- Long Jump (MEN 1) – Bronze
- High Jump (MEN 1) – Silver
- High Jump (MEN 2) – Bronze
- Shot Put (MEN 1) – Gold
- Discus Throw (MEN 1) – Gold
- Discus Throw (MEN 2) – Silver
- Triple Jump (WOMEN 1) – Gold
- High Jump (WOMEN 1) – Silver
- Shot Put (WOMEN 1) – Gold
- Discus Throw (WOMEN 1) – Gold
- Shot Put (WOMEN 2) – Silver
- 4×400 Meter Relay (MEN) – Silver
- 4×400 Meter Relay (WOMEN) – Bronze
- 4×100 Meter Relay (MEN) – Bronze
Healthy sports competition promotes awareness among students of the role of sports in harmonizing their academics, moral and physical development. With this, CVSC once again proved that this is a manifestation of unprecedented growth of the college with these kinds of events. CVSC is truly far from what we have started.
Compostela, Compostela Valley Province – The Compostela Valley State College – Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) unit composed of 432 cadets and cadet officers from the main campus and its branches in Montevista and Maragusan under the 1103rd (COV) Community Defense Center, 11RCDG, ARESCOM, undergoes Regional Annual Administrative and Tactical Inspection (RAATI) conducted by the Army Reserve Command (ARESCOM) of the Philippine Army held at the CVSC main campus grounds last March 19, 2019.
The said event was graced by Col. Edwin O. Cañete, OS GSC (INF) PA as the guest of honor and speaker. In his speech, Col. Cañete stressed that the RAATI as an annual activity is designed to evaluate the ROTC units in the implementation of the overall ROTC program.
Under category A, the CVSC’s ROTC unit was evaluated as to its administrative and management efficiency, tactical and or field test management, theoretical aspect as to the proficiency, and quality of training gained by the Corps of Cadets.
Despite of the heavy downpour, the cadets and cadet officers managed to perform well in the different events involving Administrative Inspection, Ceremonial Parade, Company Drill, Rank Inspection, School Support and Participation, Basic and Advance ROTC, Operation Order Writing. Assembly and Disassembly of M16 Rifle and Cal. 45 pistol, Disaster Response and Rescue Operations, Map Reading, Method of Instructions and Small Unit Tactics.
As a result, the ROTC Unit of the college garnered a total rating of 99.06% which manifested that even as a fledging higher education institution it has proven itself that it is at par with the rest of the colleges and universities in the implementation of ROTC program.
Dr. Christie Jean V. Ganiera, the College President expressed her gratitude and appreciation to the trainers led by 2Lt Alan D. Mondigo (INF) PA for had it not with their expertise, the event would not be a success.
She also commended the whole corps of cadets headed by the Corps Commander Cdt. Col. James B. Villaruz from Main campus, Cdt. Col. Rommel M. Tusong from Maragusan and Cdt. Col. Romilo L. Quiao Jr. from Montevista who have shown exceptional skills and outstanding performance in their different evaluation categories.
Present also with this affair were the faculty and staff of the college with the heads of offices: Dr. Lilybeth M. Matunhay; Vice President for Research and Extension Development; Dr. Robert M. Gomez, Director for Instruction; and Mr. Kim Baloca, Director for Finance Services.
The Compostela Valley State College (CVSC) Main Campus and its 3 branches participated the 3rd Regional Teacher Education Quiz Bee of the Philippine Association for Teachers and Educators (PAFTE) Region XI held last February 22, 2019 at University of the Immaculate Conception (UIC), Davao City.
Of the 24 participating higher education institutions in the region, the CVSC main campus participants emerged as the champion followed by the University of Mindanao and Mindanao Kokusai Daigaku respectively.
Judiel B. Cabilan, Analyn S. Marimon, Mary Grace M. Adolfo, Stiffe Grace C. Coleta, Aries John Soro, Clyde Evan Gines, John Clyde C. Gog-ong, and Ferlie Mae E.Dayanan – all 4th year Teacher Education students in the main campus composed the team.
A simple yet significant recognition for the winners and participants and the coaches as well, was initiated by the Office of the College President thru the Office of Student Affairs and Services last February 26, 2019 during the Flag Raising Ceremony and Convocation.
With this, Presidential Medal of Excellence and Certificate of Recognition were given to commend the winners while all participants and coaches were awarded with Certificate of Appreciation recognizing their valuable contribution.
Dr. Christie Jean V. Ganiera, the College President expressed her great appreciation and gratitude to the winners and their coach, Dr. Robert M. Gomez of their effort in giving prestige and honor to the college.
“I could not thank you enough for this another amazing victory that we have. You just don’t know how happy we are of your achievement. Thank you for making always your CVSC family proud. Indeed, with our academic achievements we could now say that what we envision of becoming a proactive academic pillar of development in Davao Region is now starting to unfold.” Dr. Ganiera stressed in her message.
Further, Dr. Ganiera also congratulated and conveyed her thanks and commendation to the other participants and their coaches from the 3 branches who also did their best and even made it to the semis.
The PAFTE quiz bee is an annual event in the region which aims to strengthen the camaraderie and mutual support among Teacher Education Institutions (TEIs) or those colleges and universities offering education programs in Region XI and further provide review facilities for the TEI students through LET-related quiz bee items.
Compostela Valley State College (CVSC) held another milestone with a recognition event entitled, “PASASALAMAT: Tribute to the 1st CVSC Topnotchers and Passers of September BLEPT 2018” last December 20, 2018 at CVSC MAIN Campus.
The College President Dr. Christie Jean V. Ganiera together with Cong. Maria Carmen “Maricar” S. Zamora, Dr. Raul C. Alvarez of CHED XI and Dr. Robert M. Gomez, Director for Instruction led the said affair as they have expressed their gladness and gratitude in making the young institution sore high among the other well-known and prestigious universities in the Philippines.
With its five years of infant existence as a state college, it is worth mentioning that the institution has achieved a lot. University of the Philippines-Diliman placed as TOP 1, Ateneo de Davao University in TOP 2 and as CVSC got an average of 93.10%, CVSC ranked as TOP 3 in Top Performing Schools (Secondary Level).
It was from Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSEd) Major in Mathematics who took the spotlight, Adelfa C. Lavilla from Maragusan Campus ranked as TOP 3 in the examination with an average of 92.40. At close with just 0.2 percentage points difference is Jorem E. Prince Verola from Compostela Main Campus ranked as TOP 4 who got an average of 92.20. Sharing 8th place on the top, Michael C. Morre Jr. also from Compostela Main Campus and Jayson Kitts C. Poquita from Maragusan Campus garnered an average of 91.40.
On the other hand, passers and topnotchers in BLEPT Examination will have more reasons to celebrate since Cong. Maricar has promised the cash incentives that they will be receiving. Topnotchers from Top 1-3 will have P300, 000, while Top 4-6 will get P200, 000 and the Top 7-10 will be having P100, 000. Of course, all passer will receive P20, 000 each.
“It is very overwhelming to know that our College in five years in a row has achieved a lot. Next examination, let’s all claim it to have a TOP 1!” Dr. Ganiera exclaimed after expressing her emotion when she first heard the good news of our successful outcome way back in December 7, 2019. She also encouraged the pioneers to always make CVSC proud as they proceed in the world of teaching and this is how happy she was in her pride as the College President of the institution.
In her address, Cong. Maricar, The Mother of CVSC, congratulated the passers and topnotchers. She expressed her gratitude for being the mother of this ‘infant yet promising’ institution and for being part of this one-day affair –a celebration of victory for all the efforts and sacrifices of the newly licensed teachers with the help of the institution and most especially their parents.
“Today, my heart is full; just like any mother whose children became successful…my heart is full. You are all my ‘special children’,” she added.
Also, Dr. Alvarez said in his message, “You are expected to produce great students that are greater than you are. You have to be accountable for their dreams and give your best, that is the only way to make real education realized,” Dr. Alvarez underscored after explaining to the passers how the newly-passed teachers must make a change in the education system as the pioneer graduates of CVSC.
Also present during the event were Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) Member Nena Atamosa, Sangguniang Bayan (SB) Member Mayrel Bangcasan of Compostela, Faculty and staff, and
With this achievement, we will look forward to see CVSC in the future to be listed as one of the country’s top teacher education institutions and a center of excellence with all its programs.