SLC Bags Awards in Kusina Ilocandia
by: Lexus Castañeda
Hotel and Restaurant in Management and Tourism students of Saint Louis College clinched awards in the skills competition dubbed Kusina Ilocandia, Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University- Mid La union campus (DMMMSU-MLUC), Nov 14.
Gizelle Ann Albaran, Christine Marinas, Darlene Acosta emerge as the Champion in the Culinary Quiz Bee Competition as they bagged the only Gold Medal of SLC, couched by Mr. Lee Jordan Acosta and Ms. Eunice Guerrero. SLC-HRM landed 2nd in the over-all ranking with 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 9 Bronze Medals, headed by University of Northern Philippines with 2 Gold, 3 Silver and 6 Bronze but followed by DMMSU-MLUC with 1 Gold, 1 Silver 2 Bronze.
SLC inaugurates New Buildings for Senior High, HRM program
by: Benjie Sanchez
In preparation for the full implementation of K-12 Curriculum and for the educational improvement of HRM program, Saint Louis College established buildings for Grades 10 and 11 and the HRM laboratory that includes Café Luis were both blessed and inaugurated by Father Ramon Calusa, CICM Provincial Superior on November 24.
The Senior High building for Grades 10 and 11 was constructed with the estimated amount of Php60 million and was dedicated and named in honor of Fr. Roger Bruno Eduard Tjolle, CICM, whose exemplary life as a missionary priest and as a formator of educational managers left an indelible legacy of excellence and transformative leadership in countless catholic schools in the Philippines.
The laboratory for Hotel and Restaurant Management has the newest facilities in order to improve and make the said program better and accessible. HRM laboratory was constructed with an estimated amount of Php10 to 12 million including its facilities. It was named in honor of Fr. Clement Daelman, CICM whose exemplary life as a missionary priest contributed to the evangelization of Filipino families especially the youth through the educational apostolate of the congregation. These two missionaries were a part of educational formation and transformation of the CICM schools.
Louisians Rallied for SK Reform
by: John Carlo Manabat
August 12, Saint Louis College (SLC) – In celebration of the International Youth Day, the school organizations collaborated to participate in the National Day for SK Reform.
The Speech and Debate Society (SPADES), Rotaract Club, Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC), Political Science Academic Society (POSAS), Samahang Makabayan (SAMAKA), and the College Student Council (CSC) conducted series of activities to gather support for SK Reformation.
The team organized signature and photo campaign, as well as thumbprint markings to show concrete affirmation for SK Reformation. The outputs were uploaded to the official group of the event.
A symposium was held to promote awareness of the status quo of SK and the need for its reformation. The speakers were Dr. Joseph Cristobal, SPADES Adviser, Christopher Maynes, SPADES President, and John Carlo Manabat, Deputy Convener for La Union, 10th National Youth Parliament.
"We dream to have the effective and ethical young leaders. We need SK Reformation to turn that dream into reality," said Manabat, emphasizing the urgency for SK Reformation.
The Highlight of the event was the Human LCD formation in the afternoon and the Candle-lighting in the evening. Louisians from the SLC Grand Stand gathered to form a Human LCD of "SK" and shouted "Fix SK" to showcase support for the movement. The Candle-lighting activity was facilitated by Vanessa Yvonne Gurtiza, City and Municipality Convener for La Union, 10th National Youth Parliament.
"Each candle serves as our light as we push through in our pursuit of reformation. We will soon light up the whole world," said Gurtiza.
The National Day for SK Reform is a campaign movement of the National Youth Commission to gather support from the youth. The campaign movement is rooted in Resolution No. NYP10-05 Series of 2014 of the 10th National Youth Parliament entitled, "A Resolution Urging the Congress of the Republic of the Philippines to Enact a Bill Reforming the Sangguniang Kabataan."
Louisian Leaders Succor Brigada Eskwela '14
by: Narcy Lyn Vendillo
Louisian student leaders supported the 2014 BrigadaEskwela at various selected schools, May 22–23.
Officers and members of the different clubs under the College of Arts and Sciences, Teacher Education, Information Technology and Criminology (CAS-TE-IT-Crim) volunteered to repaint classrooms and clean the surroundings of La Union National High School, May 22.
Simultaneous with CAS-TE-IT-Crim, the College of Commerce, Secretarial and Accountancy (CCSA) led by Mark John Sibayan, CCSA Governor helped Parparya Elementary School with donation of school supplies to teachers and beautification of the said school.
Meanwhile, the College Student Council (CSC) headed by Immanuel Munar, CSC President partook in the Brigada through a clean-up drive at the open area near Fr. Burgos Gym, May 23.
"We thought of conducting BrigadaEskwela inside the campus because as leaders, we need to help in maintaining the beauty and neatness of our institution," said Mr.Munar in an interview.
He also added that the activity was a success due to the participation and support of the different clubs including the ROTC.