St. Michael’s College celebrated Indigay 2016 at St. Joseph Gymnasium SMC-Bed San Miguel, Iligan City last September 23-27 until October 1, 2016 – the day of awarding. The term “INDIGAY” is derived from the Cebuano word “PANAG INDIGAY” which means contest or competition.
The celebration of Indigay 2016 took place in a weeklong of happiness and fun, getting to know more acquaintances and showcasing the unbeatable spirits of Michaelites performing their hidden talents in sports of each individual.
There were more competitions held to test the qualifications of every group in bagging the title “champion”. For the record, the College of Business Administration bagged overlapping success making it their grand slam victory.
Senior High School Department won as the first-ever Over-all Champion during the Division Schools Press Conference 2016 held last August 24-26, 2016 at Tambo Central School with the theme “Promoting K to 12 Basic Education Program as a Transformative Vehicle for Local and National Development for Campus Journalism”.
SMC won in the following events:
1st Place News Writing (Filipino, Halim Dimasindil;
Photojournalism (English), Edejed Paculba;
1st Place in Feature Writing (English and Filipino), Kassandra A. Buenafe and Andrea Escarpe;
1st Runner-up in Photojournalism (Filipino), Adrian Bhramz Illupa;
Sports Writing (English and Filipino), Melbon Ganzan and Grace Joy Bade
2nd Place in Editorial Writing (Filipino), Jamaliah Nasrodin;
3rd Place in Science and Health Writing, Mary Rose Jorza;
2nd Runner-up in Editorial Cartooning (English), Jan Paolo Lumpaz;
4th and 3rd Place in Copy Reading and Headline Writing (English and Filipino);
4th Place in Editorial Cartooning (Filipino), Benosa;
5th Place in News Writing (English), Ella Layno
in Collaborative Desktop Publishing (English), SMC bagged the 3rd place and Best in Photography; Collaborative Desktop Publishing (Filipino) got the 2nd Place, best in Editorial Writing, Best in Editorial Cartooning and Best News Story. Eight students will advance in the Regional Schools Press Conference on November 8-10 at Malaybalay City, Bukidnon.
With 6 championships in various events, St. Michael’s College-Senior High School Department emerged as the Over-All Champion in the 11th year of YAPIS Literary Festival: The Brainwave Challenge held on August 4 to 6, 2016 at Doña Juana Actub Lluch Meorial Central School with the theme “Leading initiatives and actions to skills development through literary competitions”.
Canvass Painting: Jan Paolo Lumpaz (Champion) and Nicole R. Escarpe (1st Runner Up)
Impromptu Speech: Melit Yu (Champion) and Kassandra Buenafe (1st Runner Up)
Balak: Racquel Mae Oledan (Champion)
Selected SHS Students won Champion in Makabayang Awit
SMC- Basic Education Department also won the over-all champion in the 10th celebration of YAPIS Literary Festival.
Last October 18, 2016, Miss Earth candidates visited Iligan City. Among the candidates were Miss Pakistan- Anzhelika Tahir, Miss Iraq- Susan Sulaimani, Miss England- Luissa Burton, Miss Denmark- Klaudia Jensen, Miss Hungary-Eszter Oczella, Miss Belize- Chantae Guy, Miss Zimbabwe- Sharon Andrew, Miss Chinese Taipei- Joane Peng, Miss Romania- Crina Stinca, and Miss Chile- Tiara Fuentes who took part in a mangrove tree planting in Bayug Island and hopped on Mimbalot, Tinago and the world-renowned Maria Cristina Falls. They also visited the Macapagal-Arroyo-Macaraig Ancestral House and local school including St. Michael’s College.
Last July 27, 2016, St. Michael’s College- College of Nursing held its 10th Capping, Badging and Candle lighting Ceremony with the theme “Facing Future Challenges in the Caring Profesion” at the SMC HRM Hotel. The ceremony started with a mass presided by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Mkeri at the school chapel as thanksgiving for the student nurses’ newest achievement to be advocates of the Marian and Ignacian Spirituality and upholding the ideas of nursing incorporated with Core Values of Faith, Excellence, and Service, to contribute to social transformation and also for the blessing of the caps and badges.
Last April 30, 2016 at early 5:00 o’clock in the morning, St. Michael’s College participate “BAKLAY for a cause”. This walk for a cause was organized by the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible voting (PPCRV) of Iligan, a non-partisan, non-sectarian, non-profit group that runs independently from any political affiliations whose objective is to ensure free, fair and fraud-free elections and the responsible use of the Filipino’s “Right to vote”.
BAKLAY stands for Botar Alang sa Kaugmaon ug Lihok Alang sa Yanong Katawhan. This activity calls for the renewal of the social and political fabric of the ailing society and enjoins every concerned individual to walk with other participating groups from different sectors, non-government organization (NGO), and local government unit (LGU) including the police and the military and also the clergy. The participants also called on the voting public not to sell their votes as printed on their t-shirts: “My vote is not for sale”.
As the annual election for governing officials for the year 2016 approaches, St. Michael’s College was given the opportunity to be the first private institution to host the BANDILYO 2016; Mayoralty Candidates’ Debate last April 18, 2016 at the St. Joseph Auditorium, St. Michael’s College main campus. The forum was sponsored by the different members of the industry of Iligan City: Frappella, Pop Snack, Ramen-Yah, TomYum, Enang’s Grill and Seafoods, Nature’s Spring, St. Therese de Avilla Learning Center.
The forum was graced with a welcoming address by Prof. Emmanuel Ong and started the debate proper with Dr. Romero C. Hermosilla and Ms. Pamela Dalman as the Debate Moderators. The Mayoralty candidates present to participate on the debate were Datu Ismail Malangas, Atty. Volter Rovira (representative for Hon. Celso Regencia), Pastor Cocoy Sabarre, and Hon. Roderick Marzo. The candidates mentioned their individual platforms. Datu Ismail aims for a good government—livelihood for the people, free education and free medication. Atty. Rovira advertised Hon. Celso Regencia with a platform of peace and order imposition in Iligan and the elimination of the drug problems, graft and corruption. Pastor Sabarre’s platform on the other hand, is the all-out war against drugs. Meanwhile, Hon. Roderick Marzo promises to continue his service to our Iliganon people having been able to bring progress and gave more jobs in his six (6) year experience as a Councilor, Vice Mayor and acting Mayor (recently).
St. Michael’s College is widely known as the most technologically advanced institution in the city of Iligan. It continues to innovate, transform and create an institution fit to produce excellent students through the installation of Instructional Televisions in each classroom to further boost the quality of teaching. ITVs in classrooms allow multiple teaching approaches as not every learner learns through the same process.
According to Howard Gardner in his multiple Intelligences in 1983, people have at least 7 different intelligences that work together. It was his belief that teachers should pluralize their lessons through teaching important information in different format (text, video, music, art and other activities where learning is best delivered).
Republic Act No. 10533 (R.A 10533) otherwise known as the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013, has expanded the years of schooling in basic education from 10 years to 12 years. In school year 2016-2017, an additional 2 years representing Grades 11 and 12 will be introduced in the basic education system through senior high school.
St. Michael’s College, Iligan City, receptive and ardent to new innovations, applied for provisional permit no.110, s.2015 to operate the Senior Hugh School Program. The institution will be offering all the academic tracks namely: Accountancy and Business Management (ABM), General Academics (GA), Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS) and Tech Voc Track starting June 2016. The program will be manned with very competent and qualified teachers to teach the core, contextualized and specialized subjects in various tracks and strands offered by the school.
The Department of Education will be subsidizing fees of Grade 10 completers from public and private Junior High Schools (JHS) who want to enroll in a (1) private high school, (2) private University or college, or (4) technical-vocational school, which will offer Senior High School (SHS) starting 2016-2017.
St. Michael's College of Iligan City, a Catholic institution of higher learning in Iligan City, administered by the Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM), offering four levels of education: elementary, secondary, tertiary and graduate school.
Its programs are accredited by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) for 25 years, a silver triumph indeed!