LC holds Christmas Fellowship

The Lourdes College Student Government organized a Christmas fellowship last December 18, 2014 at the LC Quadrangle.

The gathering aimed to celebrate Christmas as a time for harmony and jubilation for the Birth of our Saviour. With the Student Government Officers facilitating the short-run event, the activity was filled with exciting games and prizes which warmly welcomed the night of companionship.

One of the highlights of the event was the heart-warming Christmas message given by S. Maria Rufina B. Guillano, RVM, the School President. With her were selected students from the different programs shared a word that best describes Christmas; she concluded that Christmas is a time of joy, peace, love, hope and faith. It is a time where each becomes a light to others in the troubled times. She further added, “This holiday season, regardless of our cultural or religious background, we can all be thankful for what we have and give to those who are less fortunate than ourselves in any way we can.”

Each program prepared a simple salo-salo which were shared by the students and personnel. The night ended with a bang! As the school celebrates the Yuletide Season with friends as they dance off the beat.


(By Degie Paulo Galura)

LC students Participate in Vocation Talk

Last November 19, 2014, the Director and Directress of Vocation of the Philippines and the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro City in partnership withe the Lourdes College Campus Ministry held their Vocation Awareness Campaign at the Lourdes College Auditorium from 9:00am to 10:30am.

A vocation is a commitment to God and unlike any other professions in the world; vocation to priesthood and religious life is God’s divine calling, as expressed by S. Ma. Leonora Espallardo, RVM, the event’s host. The vocation seminar was led by the directors/directresses and representatives of the different congregations. Each was given a time to present their congregation’s background and the different missions/charisms they serve throughout the country and to the world.

Vocation is a profession which a person has a strong desire to spend it for his entire life. Vocation can mean God’s calling to priesthood or religious life. However, God’s calling can also be another genuine profession at a different state of life. But more than that, everyone with his or her vocation, God’s calling is a unique way to share to the church’s mission and a personal way of following Jesus.

Some congregations present during the activity include The Religious of the Virgin Mary, Poor Servants of Divine Providence, Columban Pilgrims for Child Missionaries, Sisters of St. Ann, Carmelite Sisters of the Sacred Heart, among others.


(By Degie Paulo Galura)

LC hosts 1st RVM Nursing Schools’ Student Congress

Lourdes College hosted the first student congress sponsored by the East West Review Center among nursing students in three RVM Higher Education Institutions in Northern Mindanao last January 23-24, 2015 at the Mother Ignacia Hall with the theme: Unity in Diversity.

Mr. Dennis Layug, CEO, the keynote speaker, highlighted the implications of ASEAN Integration among the nursing students. He emphasized that the practical trainings and the curriculum will undergo changes as a response to the integration where challenges and competitions among professional nurses in Southeast Asia meet.

All throughout the two-day assembly was a lecture demonstration on the Concepts in Medical-Surgical Nursing. The lecture served as a review guide to the nursing students on Neurological System, Cardiovascular System and Endocrine System.

The assembly is aimed at gathering nursing students among the three RVM Higher Education Institutions, namely: Lourdes College Cagayan de Oro City, Christ the King College Gingoog City and St. Michael’s College Iligan City.


(By Degie Paulo Galura)

LC has 23 New Nurses

Lourdes College produced 23 new Professional Nurses last November 2014 after passing the Nurse Licensure Examination conducted by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). The PRC announced that 15,292 out of 26,690 passed the Nurse Licensure Examination. The result was released on January 31, 2015, 38 working days after the aforementioned.

The successful examinees were Kristy Jan S. Abecia, Jose Matthew C. Amper, Vanissa P. Andales, Almer Kris G. Asok, Narcelle T. Bacatan, Steven Ray S. Buray, Melody Z. Cabillo, Mary Rose M. Cao, Michellie L. Childrome, Cheska C. Ermac, Miriam G. Fernandez, Aizabelle May R. Kang, Lady Cheynne E. Lahunay, James Hoftner M. Lim, Amanda P. Marban II, Ivy Pearl C. Miñoza, Zosiane Eizza R. Reyes, Queenie Grance A. Ty, Xela Charizz C. Urbiztondo, Paola K. Vasallo, Jose M. Velez Jr,, Ike John F. Velez and Kayce Gil B. Yrag.

The new LC nurses achieved a higher passing rate than the National Passing Average. Congratulations passers! The Lourdes College community is proud of you!


(By Maria Tricia Palacio)

LC Learning Commons is Outstanding Lib in PH 2014

As part of the school’s continuing mission to imbibe the gifts of knowledge and wisdom among her students and faculty, and also to be a showcase for the next generation of learners, the Lourdes College Learning Commons is greatly honored to receive the 2014 Outstanding Academic and Research Library Award. This was given to the institution on January 30, 2015 by the Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians, Inc. (PAARL).

PAARL is an association of librarians working in academic and research libraries that support scholarly research and formal education in the tertiary level, and uphold the profession of librarianship in the country. Its principal mission is to articulate the concerns of academic and research librarians and their institutions, and to influence information policy development affecting the future of academic and research libraries.

Criteria for the Outstanding Academic and Research Librarian Award are: commendable contribution to academic and research librarianship; excellent leadership in national and regional library development in various fields including library management, education and training, information and documentation services; pledge to information networking and linkages; commitment to the PAARL’s objectives as shown by continuous support and cooperation in the association’s activities and efforts; and service to the organized profession through the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) and/or related organizations.

Aside from the aforementioned recognition, there has been an increased collection of books including electronic ones. A number of renovations have also taken place inside the Learning Commons in the second semester such as: the expansion of the entrance portion, the placement of a newspaper rack, the addition of signage at the entrance, a television monitor that shows various announcements and events as well as the new book acquisitions, twenty-six individual carrels shaped into two C-shaped sets, the acquisition of seven shelves, and the glass enclosing the coffee shop.

Without doubt, this accolade is just another testament to the school’s dedication of providing the highest-quality learning experience possible for the growth and academic formation of her community. Additionally, this award will reinforce the school’s pursuit of knowledge required to become highly competent and proficient citizens, not just of the Philippines, but of the world. The numerous improvements that occurred these past few months will only strengthen the Learning Commons’ niche as one of the leading academic learning facilities in the Philippines.


(By Gabriel Komarnicki)

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!

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