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  • Aug 26 2016

    UST JHS in PYNC Second Annual Production

    The Philippine Youth News Center (PYNC) held its second annual production mainly about the basics of video news, in partnership with the University of Santo Tomas Junior High School, TomCat and ASEAN Children News, last August 26 at UST Tan Yan Kee AVR. 3 representatives, namely Mark Jay Casipit, Ronalyn Lalimo and Deann Caminar, of the Social Media Club, together with former junior high students, Ralph Estrella and Uriah Tabago, were given a chance to participate with the supervisor of Ms. Irene Rodriguez and Mr. Danny Balance.

    The event started with a warm welcome for the chosen representatives coming from different departments of UST. Next were a series of the invited speakers giving their own tips from their experience about a diversity of fields on news video. The first speaker, Ms. Janelle Ann Catapusan, presented the basic news scriptwriting as a medium of telling a newsworthy story. Next, Mr. Justine Dixon talked about focusing on visual literacy and basic camera handling which are both significant during news coverage. Meanwhile, Ms. Katrina Domingo tackled about the depth of preparations, processes and expectations on television reporting. She even gave a glimpse of the actual deliverance during on set broadcasting. Lastly, Ms. Jane Bracher taught how online reporting and responsible journalism is carried out. She even presented her videos, even live videos from Facebook, to clearly emphasize the difference between journalists and netizens, and how fast it should be for the world to get news.

    The whole day production were worth it as students bring home a memorable lessons, as well as experiences, in becoming a Media worker.

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    Jul 21 2016

    YCS launches Batang Bibo

    Last July 21 and 22, the Young Community Stewards began its series for the Batang Bibo outreach program at the Juan Sumulong Elementary School. With the theme “Ang Batang Malusog ay Batang Bigay Todo,” the said activity was participated in by officers from 10 organizations in the high school.

    On the first day, the students were told about bible stories by the Student Catholic Action to promote spiritual health. It was followed by a lecture about Thrifty Cooking from the Culinary Arts Club along with some food. For the collaboration between the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of the Philippines, both organizations taught the students about basic survival skills and house tips.

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    The endless serving was continued during the second day in which the Cultural Dance Troupe started the day with a Zumba fitness exercise. The said organization also lectured about how important physical health is. It was succeeded by the Young Community stewards who taught about proper nutrition, etiquette and hygiene. Each student was also given health kits along with some food to further promote personal health. The Natural Science Club and the Arts and Crafts Club joined forces to lecture about the essence of recycling and the basics of gardening. Both organizations aimed to coordinate plants with recycled crafts to promote the importance of environmental health.

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    Over 70 participants had taken their part in promoting different kinds of health to celebrate the Nutrition Month. It is expected for the number of participants to improve as the series goes on. Furthermore, the activity gave emphasis to the importance of every kind of health in order to promote a happy and clean environment.

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  • Jul 21 2016

    UST JHS tops APPSAM 6th National Student Leadership Assembly and Talent Fair

    The University of Santo Tomas Junior High School tops the 6th National Student Leadership Assembly and Talent Fair organized by the Association of Philippine Private Administrators and Mentors (APPSAM) last July 21 until July 23 at Teacher’s Camp, Baguio City. For the fifth time, the UST sends 20 aspiring professionals to compete in the academic and performance categories. Upholding to this year’s theme “Creating Connections… Building Bridges Together,” the students were given an opportunity to showcase their God-given talents and gifts, to learn from a meaningful experience and to establish connections and linkages togeter with the 25 private secondary schools and to become better nation builders.

    On the first day, the APPSAM executive officers and board members gave a warm welcome to all the schools that participated in the annual event, including La Salle Antipolo, Sienna College Taytay and University of Perpetual Help System. A part of the program was where all the participating schools have to present and enjoin in the making of their respective cheer to boost the spirit of their team and others as well. The UST JHS team showcased different cheers which caught the attention of the audience. Elimination rounds for the academic, speaking and writing competitions started already in the afternoon of the first day already. Suprisingly, everyone qualified in the final round.

    On the second day, the final rounds for the academic and speaking contests were held during the morning and the final for the Mr. and Ms. APPSAM Personality during the night.

    On the third day was the announcement of the winners for the writing contest. In each contest, the USTJHS showed their full support for the team. The year was made more memorable by the teachers who constantly supported and guided the students before, during and after the annual event- Ms. Maria Zarah Vivas, Ms. Patricia Sibug and Mr. Karlo Jay Perez. After the three-day assembly, the USTJHS participants just did not enhanced their talents and skills, learned from the seminars and gained new friends from different participating private schools, they also gave glory to the school and the university.

    Here is the list of the winners and participants:

    • Christa Padrigo: Pagsulat ng Tula – Champion
    • Margauth Nera: Pagbigkas ng Tula – Champion
    • Victoria Anne Camello: Essay Writing – Champion
    • Alyssa Tiangsing: Interpretative Reading – Champion
    • Iris Cardenas: Declamation – Champion
    • Calvin Manahan: Extemperaneous Speaking – Champion
    • Ronalyn Lalimo: Science Quiz Bee – 1st Runner Up
    • Alexis Al Sharhan: Biglaang Talumpatian 1st Runner Up
    • Dale Lainez: Mr. APPSAM Personality – 2nd Runner Up (Best in Casual Wear, Best in Sports Wear)
    • Mary Jesserae Anselmo: Mrs. APPSAM Personality – 2nd Runner Up (Best in Uniform, Best in Filipiniana)
    • Caress Solis: Madamdaming Pagbasa – 2nd Runner Up
    • Emilyn Dunton: Pagsulat ng Sanaysay – 4th Placer
    • Melanie Jimenez: Pagsulat ng Sanaysay – 9th Placer
    • Kenneth Punzalan: Poster Making – 7th Placer
    • Aaliyah Duran: General Information Quiz Bee – Finalist
    • Cole Balajadia: Mathematics Quiz Bee – Finalist
    • Patricia Bojador: Pagsulat ng Sanaysay – Participant
    • Paolo Nicolas: Poetry Writing – Participant
    • Paul Rey: Pagsulat ng Tula – Participant
  • Jul 21 2016

    UST JHS celebrates La Naval Mass and Procession

    Last October 5, 2016, the Junior High School community celebrated a Novena Mass in honor of our Lady of La Naval de Manila and the Month of the Holy Rosary. Organized by the religious organizations of the Junior High School, it was held at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, commonly known as Santo Domingo Parish, in Quezon Avenue, Quezon City. As expected from the Glee Club and Music Ensemble, they again took on the challenge to use their musical abilities for the said mass.

    Chaired by the Junior High School’s regent, Fr. Jannel N. Abogado O.P., the mass lasted for about 1 and a half hours Students are asked to return to the university on or before 11 immediately while regular classes are to be observed in the afternoon.

    As part of this celebration, Grade 10 students, Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts Officers, and Citizen Advancement Training (CAdT) Officers also participated in the grand procession on Sunday, October 9. The said march was set to start at 4:00 pm; however, due to some cases it caused nearly a one and a half-hour delay. The procession lasted for approximately 2 hours, with many people coming from the Junior High School body and other departments from the university.

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    Jun 27 2016

    Student Leaders assembled in Pieces 2016


    In order to give an idea of the true meaning service and leadership to incoming student leaders for academic school year 2016-2017, the Student Council and with their adviser, Ms. Maria Zarah P. Vivas, organized the Leadership Training Seminar with the theme Pieces: “Assembling Youth Thomasian Leaders in Building Boundless Possibilities” at the Miguel de Benavides Auditorium and the Sitio Antonio Wavepool Resort, Pandi, Bulacan from June 27 to July 1.

    There are approximately 150 youth Thomasian leaders, representing their respective clubs, who attented the in-campus seminar, hosted by Christa Bianca Padrigo, the Student Council president and Paul Johnson Rey, the Student Council treasurer.

    On the first day, the student leaders were energized with a getting-to-know activity, after the said activity, Ms. Niña Jessica Pasno, the former Student Council President, gave an inspirational talk to aspiring student leaders about how challenging yet fun it is to serve the fellow Thomasian students and community. In addiction to that, she also shared her thrilling experience as a student leader since UST Grade School up to her campaign in the Central Student Council. The next speaker was our very own, Mrs. Marivic Torres, the assistant principal. Mrs. Torres discussed the Manuel of Student Organizations, which explained what was expected to be produced per student organization. The third speaker was Mr. Anthony Yoma, a distuingished English Teacher and the head of Simbahayan Community for the UST JHS. He talked about Community Service wherein students learned the different requirements on community development such as project and budget proposals, Letters, and the Simbahayan projects as well. Mr. Charles Deita, the school secretary, was the last speaker. He presented the Office Protocol, the proper recognition of distinguished people young leaders must know in order to write a letter, request or certificate addressed to the respected office. The day was ended by the introduction of the club advisers for this academic year.

    The learnings of the student leaders continued during the second day in which Mr. Karlo Jay Perez, taught the ABCs of Budgeting, the seed fund of every club, the proper citation of receipts and everything the student leaders need to know. He gave students leaders tricky worksheets on how to correctly document the receipts and budget of the club. The next speaker was Ms. Katherine Patrice Sibug, who tackled on the ABCs of Letterwriting; how to write effectively to get the approval of the office. Each club was also given a chance to write a sample letter addressed to office pertaining to a certain activity held by a club. Giving a short lecture was Mr. John Raymond Sandoval, who also encouraged the student leaders to use the library resources and challenged them to promote the use of the library to their fellow Thomasians.

    The third day of the Leadership Training Seminar was more of the planning of the club activities, bulletin board making and school calendar plotting for each club.

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    The in-campus, the molding of the Thomasian core values are continued during the 2 days off campus wherein the 90 student leaders are distributed among the 8 teams. Each student leader proved their leadership as an individual and as a team in the team building activities. A ceremonial event also happened during the night, wherein each club took the oath of responsibility as Thomasian leaders serving and sacrificing for the community.

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    The five days Leadership Training Seminar In-Campus and Off-Campus truly was a successful event for giving meaning to service and leadership and promoting the Thomasian core values. Each invidual continues to prove themselves to be a serving and sacrificing leader as they venture out for the upcoming academic year 2016-2017.

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    May 30 2016

    YCS spearheads Brigada Eskwela 2016

     

    The Young Community Stewards conducted its Brigada Eskwela on May 30 and June 2 at Northville IV-B Elementary School and Juan Sumulong Elementary School, respectively. With the main objective of giving the students and teachers a clean and well-prepared facilities, the said activity was participated in by officers from 13 organizations in the high school.

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    “Our goal for the activity was to help make the school ready for the students and teachers,” says Mary Elspeth Cabalquinto, president of the Young Community Stewards. Aside from cleaning and repairing the facilities, art-related organizations also painted the walls and fences outside the school. This community service is also a perfect opportunity for the volunteers to open their eyes in appreciating the well-maintained facilities of a school.

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    Fortunately, the number of participants was higher compared to the last conducted Brigada Eskwela which was in 2014. This has proved that more organizations are willing to participate in outreach programs. Furthermore, the activity gave emphasis to the importance of school sanitation and hygiene to help students focus as the school year starts.

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    May 05 2016

    9th Hiyas of UST Awards

    The 9th Hiyas ng UST Awards was held on May 5, 2016 at the Medicine Auditorium. This year’s theme was “Mga Kawaning Tomasino: Kaisa sa Pagpapahayag ng Ebanghelyo.” The program was scheduled to start at 1 pm in the afternoon. All the members of the support staff were encouraged to attend the said event. 

    Also, the “Smile: Preach Joy” campain was launched to urge the staffs on being an instrument to spread positive influence in the community with their smiles for their fellow people.

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    Below is the complete list of the Hiyas Awardees:

    Ninety-nine employees were honored for their diligence:

    1 Abaricia, NORBERTO S.

    2 Abelardo, Abegail MARTHA S.

    3 Abiog, Carlo D.

    4 Abiog, MYRABELLE ANN B.

    5 Abolucion, DAISY MAE T.

    6 AGUIRRE, ADOLFO G.

    7 ALVEZ, ROWEN M.

    8 ANTONIO, NOEL C.

    9 AREPENTIDO, MA. Concepcion B.

    10 AREPENTIDO, MANUEL

    11 ATIENZA, M. CESAR

    12 AUSTRAL, Arnold B.

    13 BASILIA, ANTONIO C.

    14 BORLONGAN, AAERON C.

    15 Briones, Melchor A.

    16 BULAON, DAN DAVE R.

    17 Cabibil, MA. CLEOFE L.

    18 Cabibil, OLIVER G.

    19 CABILE, BRENDA C.

    20 CABRERA, ALBERTO M.

    21 CALINGASAN, ALLAN C.

    22 Carreon, Jessie D.

    23 CASTRO, JONATHAN L.

    24 CERTEZA, Emelina A.

    25 CLEMENTE, NELSON D.

    26 CORPUZ, AGRIPINA M.

    27 DADIA, VAE ANN C.

    28 Briefly, Imelda SAN A.

    29 Briefly, JONATHAN D.

    30 DANGA, Conrado V.

    31 DAVID, SOCRATES

    32 De Gracia, Joan T.

    33 DE sagon, Alfredo G.

    34 DECHAVEZ, Shirley G.

    35 ENDAYA, Roderick M.

    36 Esguerra, FLORINDA S.

    37 Evangelista, Irene P.

    38 FLORES, G. VIEN VIC

    39 GALLARDO, JOSELITO S.

    40 GARCIA, DARIO T.

    41 GARCIA, L. ELSINOR

    42 Gaudiano, JOSE A.

    43 Gaytano, J. FLORA

    44 GERVACIO, ROSAURO L.

    45 GUTIERREZ, JOEL P.

    46 Reyes, Conrado L.

    47 Isidro, Reynaldo H.

    48 JAVIER, Danilo S.

    49 LACAP, Ernesto A.

    50 Ladiana, EVAN R.

    51 LI, Suzette Marie P.

    52 villa, RESTITUTO D.

    53 Lomoljo, JOSEPH B.

    54 LOTEYRO, ALBERT A.

    55 Malaca, ELMER B.

    56 MALUBAY, Crisanto V.

    57 MANALASTAS, ARNOLD S.

    58 MANALASTAS, RONALD S.

    59 MANALILI, GENARO E.

    60 WIN, ISAGANI H.

    61 MANAPAT, AIDA M. GERTRUDES

    62 Mangona, Jasmin J.

    63 MELAD, Katrina A.

    64 musni, ELSIE C.

    65 Nagtalon, ELMDALE R.

    66 naguit, WENDELL B.

    67 OMOLIDA, BERNIE N.

    68 Ovejera, JOEL D.

    69 parica, Guillermo M.

    70 parica, Jovino M.

    71 Payot, JIMMY D.

    72 PAYURAN, Angelina F.

    73 PAZCOGUIN, JOHN A. MICKO

    74 PEDALIZO, Judy D.

    75 PONCE, JR GERONIMO M.

    76 Posadas, RONALD C.

    77 RABOR, R. ESPERANZA

    78 REALCO, ALEX JR ROLAND B.

    79 ricablanca, MARK S.

    80 SALAZAR, FLORDELIZA V.

    81Salva, Maricel

    82 Salva, Noel M.

    83 SAN JUAN, JOHNNY C.

    84 Sarmiento, Nikki M.

    85 SIMBUL, RUPERTO JR T.

    86 SUBIDO, CLAUDIO C.

    87 Tababa, EDWIN G.

    88 TACSAGON, Emmanuel G.

    89 TAYPA, Alvin P.

    90 TORRES, MIKE ALVIN O.

    91 travilla, RAFAEL A.

    92 Tuazon, Maria Theresa I.

    93 TUBICE, RODCEL P.

    94 Tumambing, JANE FRANCES F.

    95 Umali, EDUARDO JR S.

    96 Ungco, ELISA A.

    97 Villanueva, Jose Jr S.

    98 Villarante, LOLITA S.

    99 Villasenor, Noel P.

     

    GAWAD

    Given a special award to staffs who have done their Master’s degree :

    Master of Fine Arts                          Mr. Allan Calingasan

    Master of Arts in Education           Bb. Abegail Martha S. Abelardo

     

    SERVICE AWARD

    15 Years

    1 BEO, Clodualdo JR B.

    2 CERTEZA, JOHN C.

    3 DADIVAS, HAROLD O.

    4 DECHAVEZ, Shirley G.

    5 DEOCADIZ, Charlie O.

    6 DIONISIO, JOHN E. Drian

    7 DOMINGO, PATRICK M. Raymund

    8 HERNANDEZ, D. ALLAN THEO

    9 Mongcal, PEREGRINA F.

    10 RIVERA, GIGELYN B.

    11 RIVERA, G. ROMMEL

    12 Salas, RAINIER F.

    13 SOLANA, ENRIQUE

     

    20 Years

    1 Almeda, Jocyline L.

    2 Arojado, Ariel L.

    3 ATIENZA, WILMER P.

    4 BANAAG, MARIO B.

    5 DAVID, F. JOSELITO

    6 DAVID, A. SOCRATES

    7 DIAZ, MA. CARMEN O.

    8 gandalla, A. Decena

    9 GUINTO, ANDREW R.

    10 HERMOSO, Ricardo D.

    11 JIMENEZ, R. Gudelia

    12 Malaca, ELMER B.

    13 MANALASTAS, RONALD S.

    14 MANAPAT, AIDA M. GERTRUDES

    15 Marana, THELMA S.

    16 MARTIN, Angelito I.

    17 MILABO, ALBERTO L.

    18 NIETO, DANIEL I.

    19 PAREÑO, BOBBY S.

    20 PAYURAN, JOSELITO D.

    21 PIEDAD, JEFFREY A.

    22 Posadas, RONALD C.

    23 REDONDO, Judith R. +

    24 RELOS, Maila R.

    25 BRANCH, NORMAN R.

    26 SUBIDO, CLAUDIO C.

    27 Tolentino, A. GASPAR

    28 Ungco, ELISA A.

    29 UNILONGO, FRED S.

    30 VASQUEZ, GLENN A.

     

    25 Years

    1 BALAJADIA, Simonette D.

    2 BRONIO, Rommel L.

    3 Cabibil, MA. CLEOFE L.

    4 Capiral, FELICIANO C.

    5 DE sagon, Alfredo G.

    6 DEOCADIZ, Viveca JANE V.

    7 Sun, Suzette Marie P.

    8 MANJARES, ELIZABETH F.

    9 NABOR, Teresita C.

    10 NICOLAS, ANNA CECILIA E.

    11 Villarante, LOLITA S.

     

    30 Years

    1 CRUZ, E. MARINELLA

    2 JAVIER, Danilo S.

    3 LABAY, C. ROSARIO

    4 MANGALINDAN, ROMAIN V.

    5 MORANTE, DOLORES E.

    6 Ongoco, GLENDA G.

    7 PAYURAN, Angelina F.

     

    35 Years

    1 estioko, ROGER S.

    2 ESTOYA, CAMILO S.

    3 EVANGELISTA, ROBERTO B.

    4 Gebert, S. emelinda

    5 Gimenez, HENRY C.

    6 MERCADO, PRISCILA P.

    7 ORATE, WILMA C.

    8 parica, Jovino M.

    9 SANTOS, MA Carmelita F.

    10 TAN, NENITA B.

    11 TIANGCO, FE B.

     

    40 Years

    1 Orante, Federico V.

    2 Panizal, Evangeline D.

     

    GAWAD ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER

    The St. Joseph the Worker Awards is awarded for a staff who did not use any leave credits he can use. It was honorly awarded to Mr. Joel Ovejera from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.

     

    BEST EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR CATEGORY FOR EACH 2015

    Acknowledged as the best staff were as follows:

    Category “Skilled”                   Mr. Ramil D. Mamburam

    Technical category                    G. Roberto C. Li

    Professional category            G. Joel P. Gutierrez

     

  • SMC
    Oct 20 2015

    SMC 2015: Introduction to Media Usage

    Media plays an important role in the everyday life of a person. It inspires users to interact with other people and gives us prior knowledge on the latest happenings in our country. It has its own advantages and disadvantages, which is the reason why we, as teenagers, must know how to use it properly. Thankfully, we are given the chance on how we must use it properly and how we must excel in using it.

    Last October 16-17, the De La Salle University held its annual Student Media Congress. The Student Media Congress (SMC) is a 2-day workshop that aims to boost and enhance students talent for journalism and design in the modern digital age. It serves as a “training ground” for aspiring journalists and designers. The Congress start off its first day with a bang as the delegates were welcomed and registered themselves on their desired workshops. It started with a Seminar, introducing the famous and well known personalities in the field of media to share their knowledge to the audience. It continues with the delegates going their respective workshops until the first day of the Congress ends. The second day started with delegates going to their newly picked workshops to learn more about the uses of media and to further enhance their talents in journalism and design. The Congress ends with a celebration and unveiling of the winners of the competitive workshops in Day 1. All in all, the Student Media Congress is a memorable day for those who appreciate the use of Social Media nowadays.

    The Student Media Congress continues to help young students to further gain knowledge about the different fields of Social Media. I am looking forward to attend Student Media Congress next year.

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    Oct 10 2015

    The Feast of Our Lady of La Naval

    On the 7th of October, 2015, the University of Santo Tomas Junior High School gathered as one family to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of La Naval. This annual eucharistic celebration is part of the devotion of the university and the school to the Rosary Month held every October and the celebration of the Feast of the Solemnity Our Lady of The Holy Rosary. This year’s theme is Inang Maria: Kalakbay Sa Pagharap Sa Hamon ng Karalitaan at Kabanalan. Organized by the Student Catholic Action, the Dominican Network, and the Liturgical Ministry of the UST Junior High School, this year’s mass was held at the Sto. Domingo Parish and was presided by the school regent Father Jannel N. Abogado, O.P. As part of this celebration, the Grade 10 students also participated in the grand procession held last October 11, 2015 at said parish.

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  • VoicesInHarmony
    Oct 07 2015

    UST Junior High School Glee Club Advances to the Final Round of Voices in Harmony

    After the elimination round on October 4, 2015, at the Marian Auditorium, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, the UST Junior High School Glee Club, together with its adviser, Ms. Maria Lulu Orlina, qualifies for the final round of Voices in Harmony.

    Singing their well-rehearsed, sweet-sounding version of the songs Anak by Freddie Aguilar and the Visayan folk song Kruhay, the Glee Club singers were able to claim their spot in the last stage to victory for the Voices in Harmony 2015

    “When we were called as part of the finalists, we were overjoyed, but more importantly, we were humbled to be standing beside skilled and competitive choirs that we will be meeting again in the final round,” says Raina Galut, president of the USTJHS Glee Club.

    The final round will be held on December 6, 2015 at the AFP Theater, Camp Aguinaldo. The Glee Club is proud to have a new song added to their masterwork. Glee club members also confirm forthcoming performances in several venues and big events. The UST Junior High School community wishes you good luck. Kudos to the USTJHS Glee Club!

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