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Last Updated (Tuesday, 30 November 1999 08:00) Written by Mary Joy R. Edralin Monday, 17 March 2014 10:57
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The School of Education held a Royal Banquet, February 19, at the Roadhouse Cafe, Patag, Bagontaas, Valencia City.

In the morning, the students had a Royal Orientation and Seminar at the M.T. Oliverio Hall. It started with a song service led by Precious Pearl Juanite. After the opening prayer of Vema Cristy Geal, Mary Joy Edralin and Honey Mae Serojihos sang a special song.  Dr. Gemini Asok, who was introduced by Charmaine Yacon, lectured on fine dining, proper etiquette, and food orientation. After her talk, Robert Chris Flores sang. This was followed by the closing  song and the closing prayer of Jedael Dayo.

The program at the Roadhouse Café started  at  6 o’clock.  An appropriate music ushered in the education students dressed as princes and princesses, dukes and duchesses, and kings and queens. A short devotional program, presided over by Charmaine Yacon, followed. The song service was led by Joan Esteban. The opening song followed and the opening prayer was rendered by Fermin Olila.  Before  Pastor Teddy Asok gave his message of encouragement, Apolle Creles Vinson sang “Undivided Heart.”  The closing prayer of Miriam Madriaga ended the devotional.



Last Updated (Tuesday, 30 November 1999 08:00) Written by Mark Ropher Herebias Monday, 17 March 2014 10:56
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On Monday, February 17, the AB-History majors went to Davao City for their field trip. They first visited the Philippine Eagle Sanctuary and then went to the Marco Polo Hotel, the oldest hotel in the city. Their third stop was the Davao Museum at the Insular Village, Phase 1. Their last destination before their first day ended was the Peace Builders Community, a  non-profit organization. They were entertained by Ms. Sharon Bulaclac, a teaching faculty of Mindanao State University in Marawi City and the Peace Builders’ adviser.

On the second day, the group went to the GAP Farm at Maa Road. Afterwards, they visited the Japanese Tunnels and learned many things about the experiences of the people during World War II. After lunch, they went to Museleo Dabawenyo (Davao Museum), a public museum that features artifacts, pictures, and other memorabilia  depicting and tracing the history of Davao. They also saw pictures and read documents about the Duterte family.

Afterwards, they went to Chinatown, the largest Chinatown in the world.  After  the Chinatown visit, they went to Long Hua Buddhist Temple where they met the monks and learned historical and cultural things about the place. After dinner, they witnessed a cultural dance show. At  8  in  the evening, the students went to the People’s Park.

The group’s chaperons were Prof. Erasmo Gauzon, the Social Sciences Department chairperson, and Prof. Katherine Avon Sadernas.

Seventy students from the School of Business and Accountancy went on a field trip to Cagayan de Oro City. One of the places they visited was the Macahambus Cave. Their sponsors were Dean Susan Dela Fuente and Mr.  Douglas Alboria.


Last Updated (Tuesday, 30 November 1999 08:00) Written by Mark Ropher Herebias Monday, 17 March 2014 10:55
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With the theme, “Dare to Stand,”  the Sons and Daughters singing group held a Dedication Ceremony, February 15, at the Alumni Church.

The first part included the prelude given by the Manupali String Machine, the opening prayer of Pastor Teddy Asok, a video presentation of the history of the Sons and Daughters, and a violin rendition of Ivan Bandiola.

After Sherri Rosalejos and Phillip Martin Tripoli, new and old members,  respectively, gave their testimonies, Luke Lester Sto. Niño provided a special music.  Two additional testimonies were given by an inactive member, Judelle Seraspe, and an SD member from the MVC Annex, Klarellyle Abellana. These parts were followed by the Sons and Daughters’ Ministry video presentation and the song of Prof. Mathithias Aviles.

The second part started with the introduction of the speaker, Dr. Felixian Felicitas, Dean, School of Theology, by Dr Chliejvferwyn  Catolico,  VPAA.  The  message was followed by the  reading of the names of the SD officers,  active SD members, and sponsors. These people then said their pledges. The response was given by Miss Nenita Ruelan, the principal sponsor. Dr. Felicitas offered the dedicatory prayer.



Last Updated (Tuesday, 30 November 1999 08:00) Written by Author Monday, 17 March 2014 10:54
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The SULADS is promoting and selling adlai, an  indigenous  crop.  According to Dr. Alejandro Panes, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SULADS Philippines, the three hectares planted to adlai on the MVC property is the first large-scale plantation in  Bukidnon.

Adlai greatly resembles a number of common grasses seen   throughout  the  Philippines. It is naturally found in the tropical parts of Southern and Eastern Asia. It is also known as Chinese Pearl barley and/or Job’s Tears.  It is adlai to the Subanens of Zamboanga and T’bolis of South Cotabato, aglai to the Higaonons of Agusanand olivon to the Manobos of Bukidnon.

The Department of Agriculture-Northern Mindanao Integrated Agricultural Research Center (DA-NOMIARC) in Dalwangan, Malaybalay City, is currently conducting the development, promotion, and utilization of adlai to enhance and sustainably nurture its potential as an alternative food source for Filipinos.



Last Updated (Tuesday, 30 November 1999 08:00) Written by Author Monday, 17 February 2014 09:12
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Although the academic year is about to end, new workers are added to the roster of faculty.  Meet them:

MRS. JOCELYN MANABE-AGANIO -- Mrs. Aganio, the new Fast food cashier, was born and raised in Tampakan, South Cotabato. She spent her elementary years in Tampakan Elementary School and her secondary in Matutum View Academy, Tupi, South Cotabato. In 2005, she graduated from the Ramon  Magsaysay  Memorial  College, General Santos City with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree.

Before working in MVC, she was a depositary (the one receiving deposits)  of the Home Health Educational Services, a Philippine Publishing House branch in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat. She was also a literature evangelist in Cagayan de Oro City.

She enjoys gardening, farming, housekeeping  and engaging in business.

“I am very thankful and blessed for the chance that MVC gave me to serve this community especially, the students. I will consider this work as a challenge, an opportunity and a calling. I am truly happy to work in our institution and to work with the working students and the fast food staff,” Mrs. Aganio said.

Mrs. Aganio is married to Pastor Carlos Aganio, the Vice President for Student Affairs, with whom she has two children: Kyrill Jay, 21, BSN and Carl John, 15, third year high school.

MR. DOUGLAS INDINO-ALBORIA -- A 2011 Bachelor of Science in Accountancy graduate of MVC, Mr. Alboria was called to be a part-time instructor in the School of Business and Accountancy.

Born and raised in Zamboanga City, he finished his elementary grades from the Punta Elementary School,  Nasipit, Agusan  del  Norte and his high school from the Nasipit National Vocational School.

After finishing his bachelor’s degree, he volunteered and worked as an accountant in SULADS Incorporated. He took the Certified Public Accountancy examination and passed it in May 2012.

He lists gardening, repairing electrical devices, computer software programming, singing and playing the guitar as his hobbies.

“I did not expect to be a part of MVC’s working force,” Mr. Alboria said. “It is such a blessing and privilege to work here in God’s institution. It is also my desire to impart to the students the knowledge that I acquired in MVC. It is truly God’s providence that led me here,” Mr. Alboria added.

DR. DIANA JAVIER-TECSON -- Dr. Tecson was born at the V. Luna Hospital in Quezon City and graduated from the Pasay City SDA Elementary School and  the  Pasay City Academy. She finished Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the Adventist University of the Philippines in 1995 and her medical degree from the West Visayas State University, Iloilo City, in 2000.

Her past work  experiences include being a resident physician in the Cagayan Valley Adventist Hospital, Santiago City, Isabela and Manila Adventist Medical Center. She was also the Director of Medical Education and OB-Gyne Consultant in the Cagayan Valley Adventist Hospital.

She enjoys cooking, sewing, singing, and playing the piano.

“It was God’s providence that led us here. It is also because of our children that we responded to the call to work in MVC. We want them to grow according to God’s plan and possess the true Christian character. We were inspired by the writings of Ellen G. White that our family  should be  our first  mis-

sionary field,” Dr. Tecson said.

Dr. Tecson is married to Dr. Elvin Rivero-Tecson, a Doctor of Internal Medicine. He is the vice president for medical affairs of the Valencia Sanitarium and Hospital. They have  three children: Caleb Emmanuel, 5;  Ethen Emmanuel, 4; and Shiloh Nuelle, 2. –By Jediah Bais


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