LC Students Honor College Personnel


On the morning of Wednesday, January 28, 2015, the Lourdes College students, headed by the student leaders, honored all the college personnel at the Lourdes College Auditorium. The recognitions were held on this particular day as it was the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, the patron saint of Catholic schools, educators and students.

The morning began with a Holy Mass, which was followed by a presentation of all the teachers from each of the programs, with tributes delivered by the respective program presidents. Afterwards, as a token of gratitude for their tireless and unwavering commitment to the formation of all Lourdesians, the personnel were awarded with keychains and flowers from the students.

As our second parents, teachers and personnel play a hugely significant and vital role in our transformation, moulding and guiding us for our future. Although there will no doubt be challenges and difficulties encountered along the way, we will eventually realize that these obstacles are there, not to hurt us, but to make us stronger and more capable to face any hurdles.

Teachers and personnel are unsung heroes; they give us crucial lessons for life and give us support without asking anything in return – hence it is only fitting that we honor them for everything that they do.

Happy Catholic Personnels’ Day – may God bless each and every one of you and give you the graces and strength to continue your life-long mission!

23 HRM Studes got 100% passing in Front Office NC II

Twenty three (23) Hotel and Restaurant Management students got a 100% passing rate in the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Front Office (FO) National Certification II. The assessment was held last November 6-7, 2014 at COBSAT, Bugo, Cagayan de Oro City.

The successful passers are: Ryxie Dahle N. Agoylo, Zyra P. Baldo, Fatimah M. Barcelon, Russel S. Cabilao, Kissy Rizzel M. Daguman, Vent Anthony P. Doloricon , Kenneth D. Figueroa , Mae Abbe    B. Fineza , Marie Frances R. Jumarito ,   Stephanie Faith A. Jumilla, Johann Joshua     A. Gamao, Michaela L. Gandionco,   Maria Teofil M. Gesolga, Joshua A. Go, Mercylyn S. Go, Ma. Jessa V. Lagas, Mennette R. Magbago, Ma. Kimberly S. Mapano, Sheena Faith V. Polluso,          Joshua Faye M. Rigonan, Jessiebel S. Sabandal, Angelie A. Sentorias, and Kristoffer Luigi L. Tipagat.

These passers were coached/trained by the following HRM Instructors: Ms. Diva Catherine Opina and Ms. Verla Nena Danuco.

Front Office Services NC II is a short TESDA course in the Philippines that will train you in assisting customers who want to stay or make reservations for staying in a commercial establishment that provides accommodation such as hotels, inns, pension houses, and the like.

Front Office Services is one of the major subjects of the Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management. The students from the Ladderized Curriculum and any HRM who is interested and who finished the necessary requirements/qualifications to take the FO NC II are coached and are subjected for assessment by TESDA.

Some examples of skills that the students will acquire from taking this course include: performing computer operations for check-in and out, performing workplace and safety practices, providing effective customer service, receiving and processing reservations, operating computerized reservations system, providing accommodation reception services, conducting night audit, providing club reception services, providing porter services.

Congratulations passers! We are very proud of you!

2 Psychology Grads now Licensed Psychometricians

Two (2) Bachelor of Science in Psychology graduates of Lourdes College passed the Licensure Examination for Psychometricians taken last October 2014 given by the Board of Psychology of the Professional Regulations Commission in Manila.

The two successful passers are Pamela Louis F. Marban of batch 2013 and Irish L. Dacalos of batch 2014. These licensed Psychometricians are currently working in Lourdes College as Testing-in-charge of the Basic and Higher Education Departments.

According to, a Psychometrician is a person who has been registered and issued a valid Certificate of Registration and a valid Professional Identification Card as psychometrician by the PRBP and the PRC in accordance with Sec. 3 (d), Article III of R.A. No. 10029, and is authorized to do any of the following activities; Provided, that these activities shall at all times be conducted under the supervision of a licensed professional psychologist: (1) administering and scoring objective personality tests, structured personality tests, excluding projective tests and other higher level forms of psychological tests; (2) interpreting the results of these tests and preparing a written report on these results; and (3) conducting preparatory intake interviews of clients for psychological intervention sessions.


Lourdes College has New Licensed Teachers

Lourdes College Teacher Education Program proudly announces her new Licensed Teachers in both Elementary and Secondary Education. Batch 2014 of Bachelor in Elementary Education (BEED) has a passing rate of 84.21% higher than the national mean of 35.74%. On the other hand, Batch 2014 of Bachelor in Secondary Education (BSED) garnered a 93.33% passing rate also higher than the national mean of 34.40%.

The successful examinees of the Elementary Education are: Lyza Marie Aileen C. Amper, Oshen B. Aranzo, Roxanne C. Bangcas, Christian Rey A. Borres, Rubylyn M. Cabasa, , Amalia Josefa D. Diaz, Raymund A. Dumas, Jenelyn L. Fernandez, Aireen Rose B. Fumar, Garry P. Macalos, Hidelyn S. Manuat, Fria Charlane A. Moneva, Jeraldine S. Orabao, Sheryl S. Ramos, Krisztyl Joy E. Tagapulot, and Jamaica G. Valderrama.

BSED Batch 2014 got a 100% in the following fields of specialization: English, Social Studies, and Values Education. The successful passers are: Values Education – Clent Daryl C. Balaba, Krystyn Joy C. Balat, Elregine D. Navarro, John Gabriel E. Pagaran, Kokie Z. Tayanes, Nieva G. Tinoy; Social Studies – Jon Mark P. Senas; Filipino – Khaye Grace S. Neri; and, English – Daisy Jane M. De Arca, Maricel V. Enomlay, Emegrace B. Filipino, Lorene B. Lopez, Ma. Nieva S. Sumayo, and Xelmarc Cesanne Dawn B. Sumaoy.

The Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) was taken by these successful passers last August 17, 2014 in Cagayan de Oro City and was conducted by the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC).

The Teacher Education Program of Lourdes College is committed to the preparation of high quality teachers for early-childhood, primary and secondary settings. It prepares graduates to recognize classrooms as a body of students with diverse learning needs. This inclusive ethos is fostered by core subjects in both programs that position the learner in the center of the teaching/learning experience. As a result, the students graduate as teachers with expert knowledge on how children learn.

Through the practicum program students acquire confidence to teach across all stages in which they have qualified.

As early as first year, students are given opportunities to be aware of the realities of teaching through field studies and observation of school situations aligned with the foundation courses they are taking.

“Other than the review afforded by Lourdes College, personal review coupled with prayer too was necessary. Passing the exam made me more challenge to face the teaching profession.” exclaimed by Clent Daryl Balaba, one of the Board Passers.


LC produces 3 new CPAs

3 new CPA's
3 new CPA’s

Lourdes College produced 3 new Certified Public Accountants (CPA who passed the recently concluded Licensure Examinations. The said examination was conducted in the first and second weekends of October.

There were 3 out of 4 first time takers who passed the examination with the passing rate of 75% higher than the national passing rate of 32.02%. The fourth taker on the other hand is on a conditional status.

The new CPA’s of Lourdes College are Glenice Joy C. Acenas, Adeline C. Melicor, and Susan Kara D. Cabugao. The three lasdies have proven that their study afforded by Lourdes College as well as the review really paid off.

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced that 4,123 out of 11, 137 passed the Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination given by the Board of Accountancy in the cities of Manila,Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi and Lucena this October 2014. The results were released in three (3) working days after the last day of examination.

Congratulations Passers! Lourdes College takes pride in you!

Intramurals 2014 Ends With a Bang



This year’s Intramurals, held from September 24-27, 2014, came to a successful end, with the Business, Accountancy and Information Technology (BUSAC-IT) Program eventually claiming the top spot, followed by the Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM) Program, and the Allied Health Program, the first and second runners-up, respectively. It was held at the Lourdes College Basic Education Department Campus, together with the Grade School and High School students.

The four-day affair commenced with a Mass held at the Lourdes College Gymnasium; afterwards was the opening ceremony, which included the parade of the different classes and programs, and the lighting of the Intramurals torch.

The annual sporting event, and one of the highlights on the school calendar, the Intramurals is a way for the students to showcase their skills and talents in various sports, and put into practice the values of camaraderie, sportsmanship and teamwork. It is also an ideal venue for the players to demonstrate the Lourdesian core values of faith, excellence and service.

BUSAC-IT take part in 2014 Teamfest


On Sunday, August 3rd, 2014, the students of the Business, Accountancy and Information Technology (BUSAC-IT) Program participated in a Teamfest, held at the Lourdes College Basic Education Department.

The activity was a way for the BUSAC-IT students to get to know one another, to demonstrate their skills in particular sports, and practice values such as sportsmanship and camaraderie. The games students participated in included basketball, volleyball, and others. The event also served as a preparation for the upcoming Intramurals to be held in September.

As the first BUSAC-IT activity for SY 2014-2015, the Teamfest served as a venue for the students to have a break after the preliminary examinations, and work together for the common good of all.

LC Personnel Attends Recollection

IMG_0958The Lourdes College Personnel attended a recollection last July 5, 2014 at the Audio-Visual Center. This activity is in line with one of the thrusts of the LC Administration on spiritual development and upliftment of its personnel. The said recollection was facilitated by Most. Rev. Honesto Pacana, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Malaybalay City.

The facilitator focused his talk on “Discipleship: The Call and The Response”. Bishop Pacana explained the meaning of discipleship which is a call for everyone to believe, to follow, to live in unity and build community, and to be persons for others. He stressed that vocation is a call to holiness and that each one is encouraged to be saints.Finally, he shared about the phenomenon of “Relativism” which is a mentality of “since everybody is doing it, it is right”. He pointed out that morality is absolute and can never be relative.

The personnel indeed have learned a lot from the activity through their active participation coupled with deep reflection from the facilitator’s input. (Dr. Edorni V. Betita – LC Personnel)

Freshmen partake Study Habits and Time Management Intervention

(c) AJM Medes
(c) AMJ Medes

As a kicked off for Academic Year 2014-2015, the Guidance Center organized an intervention on Study Habits and Time Management. The said activity was participated by the freshmen where they were also subjected to a Needs Inventory Assessment. The event took place at the school’s Auditorium last July 2, 2014. The resource speaker of the aforementioned intervention was Ma. Feliza Anne Bridgit C. Damasing.

Ms. Damasing, was an alumna of Lourdes College Basic Education. She graduated with the degree of Bachelor in Elementary Education major in Special Education and was Top 8 in the Licensure Examination for Teachers in 2013. She is presently taking Bachelor of Laws at Xavier University.

The said intervention accomplished the following objectives: To facilitate freshmen in becoming aware of their strengths and weaknesses regarding their study habits and; be equipped with necessary skills to develop good study habits and time management skills.

“The intervention taught me how to balance my time in study and leisure and it was really helpful, the speaker too was very inspiring,” expressed by Ezekiel Von G. Escabarte, a BSHRM student after the seminar. (Degie Paulo G. Galura, BSBA)

LC has 10 New Nurses

NLE Passers 2014Lourdes College produced 10 new Professional Nurses. They pass with flying colors after taking the May 2014 Nurse Licensure Examination conducted by the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC). The result was released last June 27, 2014 through PRC’s website. The result revealed that batch 2014 takers got higher than the national passing rate.


The successful examiners are: Carl Andro D. Alamzan, Liza Marie L. Aperocho, Erly Ana R. Balaguhan, Danna Barbie C. Fajardo, Marie Shiela B. Marcial, Migue Ann G. Operio, Abba C. Salasalan, Geraldine C. Tugatog, Kurc Christian F. Velez, and Rhobie Joy P. Yañez.


Congratulations passers! Lourdes College takes pride in you!

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