An Evening with a Virtuoso

Chino Gutierrez

Text and Photos by Jonathan S. Lacson, Assistant for Formation, FPTI – ERDA Tech; Additional Photos by Joel S. Sulit, Assistant to the Student Activities Program Coordinator, FPTI – ERDA Tech

The evening of Saturday, September 23, 2017 was a night well spent for 46 ERDAnians and their teachers: Mr. Joel Sulit, Assistant to the Student Activities Program Coordinator; Mrs. Asminda Mendoza, School Nurse; Miss Crisalyn Ballenas, Administrative Office Staff, and the writer as they watched the concert of musical prodigy Joaquin Maria “Chino” Gutierrez at the Francisco Santiago Hall of the BDO Tower in Makati City. This was made possible through the efforts of Mrs. Belinda Olivares-Cunanan, a long-time member of the ERDA Tech Board of Trustees.

Chino amazed the audience as he, accompanied by seasoned pianist Mary Anne Espina, played one violin piece after another. His deft hands clearly show that his countless hours of practice and his intense devotion to improving his craft are paying off.

Hopefully, the ERDAnians shall remember this night and realize that the patience and dedication that they invest in honing their skills in their respective specializations and developing proper work values will help them achieve their goals in life.

First-Quarter Formation Awards for School Year 2017-2018

First-Quarter Formation Awards - SY 2017-2018 - Oliver Bartolata and Karla Lizette Bolanos

Text by Jonathan S. Lacson, Assistant for Formation, FPTI – ERDA Tech, Photo by Rowena B. Dela Cruz, Sponsorship Program Coordinator, FPTI – ERDA Tech

The first-quarter formation awards was held during the general assembly on July 19, 2017. These awards recognize ERDAnians who come very early to school as a sign of their commitment to their education and formation. Oliver Bartolata of Grade 11 – St. Dominic Savio and Karla Lizette Bolanos of Grade 12 – St. Peter Faber received certificates of appreciation and goodies for being the first male and female students, respectively, to arrive in school on the first day of the first quarter and the new school year, June 5, 2017. Congratulations to these two remarkable ERDAnians!

Reading of Honors

Text by Jonathan S. Lacson, Assistant for Formation, FPTI – ERDA Tech, Photos by Rowena B. Dela Cruz, Sponsorship Program Coordinator, FPTI – ERDA Tech

On June 28, 2017, the Fr. Pierre Tritz Institute – ERDA Tech community acknowledged the fourth-quarter and the annual academic awardees in school year 2017-2018. These students embody the ideal image of an ERDAnian who strives to become the best that he/she can be. Kudos to the awardees for their hard work and strong dedication to their studies and to their dreams in life.

 Fourth-Quarter Academic Awardees:

GRADE 10 – KALAYAAN

First Honors: Coleen Zaima Felix

Second Honors: Florence Kate De Leon, Owen Patrick Moral

Honorable Mention: Xian Juilliard Oquendo, Geanne Samson

GRADE 10 – KAPAYAPAAN

First Honors: Joyce Ann Busante

Honorable Mention: Ivann Matthew Azarcon, Harvey Jaze Dalmacio, Caitlin Anne Elise Bercilla

GRADE 11 – ST. PEDRO CALUNGSOD

First Honors: Karla Lizette Bolanos, Christ Anne Jovy Regonios

Second Honors: Alexis Agoncillo, Daryl Isabel Marcelo

Honorable Mention: Jerel Vien Aboy, Sofia Marie Misolas

GRADE 11 – ST. LORENZO RUIZ

First Honors: Charisse Lapinig, Mujahid Basiman

Second Honors: Jocelyn Adato, Shane Steffanie Allera

Honorable Mention: Giane Kyle Trajano, Zandra Loraine Quisao, Zachkia Angela Pascual, Mary Jorge Roncesvalles, Rachel Sofia Candoy

GRADE 11 – ST. DOMINIC SAVIO

Second Honors: Sonnie Boy Guevara, Ronalyn Tejada

Honorable Mention: Mark Jacob Funtalva, Nathaniel Joseph Santos, Francyne Jhaie Segovia, Gabriel Ignacio

Annual Academic Awardees:

GRADE 10 – KALAYAAN

Second Honors: Coleen Zaima Felix

Honorable Mention: Florence Kate De Leon, Geanne Samson

GRADE 10 – KAPAYAPAAN

First Honors: Joyce Ann Busante

Honorable Mention: Ivann Matthew Azarcon

GRADE 11 – ST. PEDRO CALUNGSOD

Second Honors: Christ Anne Jovy Regonios,

Honorable Mention: Alexis Agoncillo, Karla Lizette Bolanos, Daryl Isabel Marcelo, Erica La Torre

GRADE 11 – ST. LORENZO RUIZ

Honorable Mention: Charisse Lapinig, Mujahid Basiman, Jocelyn Adato, Shane Steffanie Allera, Rachel Sofia Candoy

GRADE 11 – ST. DOMINIC SAVIO

Honorable Mention: Gabriel Ignacio

Once Upon A Moonlight

Text by Jonathan S. Lacson, Assistant Principal for Formation, FPTI – ERDA Tech, Photos by Jeffgerarld T. Tan,  IT and Purchasing Staff, FPTI – ERDA Tech and Aileen N. Abaa, Grade 11 Parent

As the afternoon slowly moved toward twilight, ERDAnians, looking their very best, arrived in school for a very special occasion, Socialization 2017 which was more fancifully called Clair de Lune. Zandra Loraine Quisao, a Grade 11 – Saint Lorenzo Ruiz student and a member of the Student Body Organization (SBO) which was in charge of the event, thought about using this French phrase which means “moonlight” to aptly capture the atmosphere of this milestone in the students’ lives.

The students, arranged according to grade level and section and walking in pairs, strode along the driveway and into the basketball court where the tables and chairs were set, and, before seating themselves, smiled as they were introduced to the faculty and staff.

After Zandra Quisao’s opening message to her schoolmates, everyone gathered at the Saint Ignatius Hall to watch the enthralling cotillion of selected students, which was followed by games, dinner, and dancing.

Jairhus Zarate of Grade 10 – Kapayapaan and Elijah Feliciano of Grade 11 – Saint won as King and Queen of the Night, respectively.

The young ladies and gentlemen of ERDA Tech enjoyed every moment and made the night last for as long as they could. That night will remain in their hearts. Once upon a moonlight, they were happy and carefree, thanks to the SBO and its moderator, the indefatigable and inspiring Mr. Mark Rivera.

Team-Building Activity on Cooperation

Text and Photos by Jonathan S. Lacson, Assistant Principal for Formation, FPTI – ERDA Tech

ERDAnians had much fun and learned a lot at the same time during their team-building activity on cooperation during the homeroom guidance period on February 20, 2017. In their respective venues on campus, the five classes, each divided into smaller groups, did their very best to transport a ball from one point to another and back using only the designated body parts and nothing else. It was indeed a test of wits, wills, and of course, cooperation.

Academic Awards for the Third Quarter of SY 2016-2017

Text by Jonathan S. Lacson, Assistant Principal for Formation, FPTI – ERDA Tech, Photos by Rowena B. Dela Cruz, Sponsorship Program Coordinator

A significant number of ERDAnians are honor students for the third quarter of school year 2016-2017. These exemplary students were acknowledged during the morning assembly on Monday, February 6, 2017.

GRADE 10 – KALAYAAN

Second Honor

Owen Patrick Moral, Coleen Zaima Felix

Honorable Mention

Florence Kate De Leon, Geanne Samson

GRADE 10 – KAPAYAPAAN

First Honor

Joyce Ann Busante

Second Honor

Harvey Jaze Dalmacio

Honorable Mention

Ivann Matthew Azarcon, Angeline Artieda

GRADE 11 – SAINT PEDRO CALUNGSOD

First Honor

Karla Lizette Bolanos, Christ Anne Jovy Regonios

Second Honor

Jansen Dela Paz, Alexis Agoncillo, Daryl Isabel Marcelo

Honorable Mention

Jerel Vien Aboy, John Vincent Ederosas, John Ray Gabriel, Clera Clemente, Erica Daniel La Torre, Sofia Marie Misolas, Ameerah Villanueva

GRADE 11 – SAINT LORENZO RUIZ

First Honor

Mujahid Basiman, Rachel Sofia Candoy, Charisse Lapinig

Second Honor

Shane Steffanie Allera, Zandra Loraine Quisao

Honorable Mention

Mark Anthony Sucajil, Giane Kyle Trajano, Jocelyn Adato, Kayla Lugo, Zachkia Angela Pascual, Mary Jorge Roncesvalles

GRADE 11 – SAINT DOMINIC SAVIO

Second Honor

Mark Christian Cura, Courtney Gwen Dela Cruz, Mary Isabelle Santos, Francyne Jhaie Segovia, Jessa Jasmin Ulpindo

Honorable Mention

Mark Jacob Funtalva, Gabriel Ignacio, Philip Edward Salonga, Nathaniel Joseph Santos, Ralleign Jazz Enriquez, Jeehan Morales, Justine Pauleen Padolina, Ronalyn Tejada

Congratulations, awardees! You truly deserve the respect and the admiration of the ERDA Tech community.

 

Formation Awards for the Fourth Quarter of SY 2016-2017

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by Jonathan S. Lacson, Assistant Principal for Formation, FPTI – ERDA Tech, Photos by Rowena B. Dela Cruz, Sponsorship Program Coordinator, FPTI – ERDA Tech

Mujahid M. Basiman and Norlyn Justine S. Claudio, both from Grade 11 – Saint Lorenzo Ruiz were recognized by the school community during the general assembly on January 30, 2017 for being the first male student and the first female student respectively, to arrive in school on the first day of the fourth quarter, Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

Mujahid, an ERDAnian since his junior high school days, is the current Student Body Organization (SBO) Chairperson while Norlyn is a new student who came from  Mariano Marcos High School in Sta. Ana, Manila. These students are truly worthy of emulation by their schoolmates.

Mabuhay kayo! Keep on being the BEST that you can be.

Academic Awards for the Second Quarter of SY 2016-2017

Text by Jonathan S. Lacson, Assistant Principal for Formation, FPTI – ERDA Tech, Photos by Joel S. Sulit, Assistant to the Student Activities Program Coordinator

ERDAnians have once again proven that they have what it takes to excel in their studies. During the general assembly on November 28, 2016, the following students were acknowledged for their very good performance:

HONORABLE MENTION

Grade 10 – Kalayaan:

Owen Patrick Moral

Kecy Casamayor

Geanne Samson

Grade 10 – Kapayapaan:

Ivann Matthew Azarcon

Caitlin Anne Elise Bercilla

Grade 11 – Saint Pedro Calungsod:

Alexis Agoncillo

Erica Daniel La Torre

Ameerah Villanueva

Grade 11 – Saint Lorenzo Ruiz:

Mujahid Basiman

Giane Kyle Trajano

Jocelyn Adato

Rachel Sofia Candoy

Grade 11 – Saint Dominic Savio:

Sonnie Boy Guevara

Philip Edward Salonga

Nathaniel Joseph Santos

Courtney Gwen Dela Cruz

Ralleign Jazz Enriquez

Justine Padolina

Mary Isabelle Santos

Ronalyn Tejada

Jessa Jasmin Ulpindo

SECOND HONORS

Grade 10 – Kalayaan:

Florence Kate De Leon

Coleen Zaima Felix

Grade 10 – Kapayapaan:

Harvey Jaze Dalmacio

Marjorie Aguja

Grade 11 – Saint Pedro Calungsod:

Jansen Dela Paz

Karla Lizette Bolanos

Daryl Isabel Marcelo

Grade 11 – Saint Lorenzo Ruiz:

Shane Steffanie Allera

Charisse Lapinig

Grade 11 – Saint Dominic Savio:

Gabriel Ignacio

Francyne Jhaie Segovia

FIRST HONORS

Grade 10 – Kapayapaan:

Joyce Ann Busante

Grade 11 – Saint Pedro Calungsod:

Christ Anne Jovy Regonios

Congratulations, ERDAnians for a job well done! You inspire the school community to be the BEST it can be. 🙂

Formation Awards for the Third Quarter of SY 2016-2017

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Text by Jonathan S. Lacson, Assistant Principal for Formation, FPTI – ERDA Tech, Photo by Joel S. Sulit, Assistant to the Student Activities Program Coordinator, FPTI – ERDA Tech

The ERDA Tech community, through the Formation Unit acknowledged the remarkable behavior of three ERDAnians during the general assembly held on November 28, 2016.

The following are the awardees:

Earliest to Arrive in School on the First Day of the Third Quarter (Male Category) – Philip Edward Salonga, Grade 11 – Saint Dominic Savio

Earliest to Arrive in School on the First Day of the Third Quarter (Female Category) – Jon Manel Bernardo, Grade 10 – Kapayapaan

Helpful ERDAnian – Janella Velez, Grade 11 – Saint Dominic Savio

Kudos to you, dear students of ERDA Tech! May your good example move the school community, specially your schoolmates to strive to be more responsible and committed. 🙂

 

Team-Building Activity on Determination

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Text and Photos by Jonathan S. Lacson, Assistant Principal for Formation, FPTI – ERDA Tech

“Kung gusto, may paraan; kung ayaw, maraming dahilan,” as the Filipino saying goes. The ERDAnians demonstrated their will to succeed through the team-building activity focusing on the value of determination during the homeroom guidance period on October 17, 2016.

In groups of three at a time, the students did their very best to stack a number of cups using rubber bands. Excitement and laughter filled the air as the ERDAnians tried again and again, not giving up until the very end.

Indeed, activities like this aim to develop values like determination, one of the soft skills needed in this century, specially in the workplace for which the students are currently being prepared.