A Man on a Mission

Mr. Christian J. Bumatayo

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

Beginning school year 2017-2018, Mr. Christian J. Bumatayo joins ERDA Tech as the Assistant for Academics. He is the successor of Mr. Ernesto R. Chua, Jr. who is currently on leave. Seconded by Xavier School San Juan, Mr. Bumatayo has been in the field of education ever since he graduated from the University of the Philippines in Diliman in 2001. At Xavier, he taught high school English for ten years, after which he became the chairperson of the department. He then moved on to the Campus Ministry before coming over to ERDA Tech.

Mr. Bumatayo is no stranger to ERDA Tech. In fact, during the early 2000s, he was part of the team of Xavier School students, faculty, and staff that regularly went to the said school to conduct tutorials of ERDAnians under the Para Kay Kiko program. Today, he comes full circle as he returns to ERDA Tech. Aside from supervising the academic subject teachers, he will also teach English for Academic and Professional Purposes (EAPP) to two grade 11 classes, St. Lorenzo Ruiz and St. Dominic Savio.

Very much a welcome addition to the ERDA Tech community, Mr. Bumatayo shall play a key role as the school becomes a stand-alone senior high school this school year. His extensive experience in education and formation, together with his wit, sense of humor, and compassionate heart will truly benefit his colleagues as well as the ERDAnians.

Maligayang pagdating sa ERDA Tech, Ginoong Bumatayo! You are indeed a man for others, a man on a mission.

Farewell, Priscille!

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

On Friday, August 13, 2016, the ERDA Tech community bid farewell to its French volunteer, Priscille Colin in a simple yet heartwarming get-together held at AVRs 1 and 2.

A video featuring a compilation of Priscille’s past and present photos was shown, after which the school gave her a certificate of appreciation and other tokens of gratitude.

Priscille then gave her message of thanks to everyone, and later on, everybody partook of a delicious merienda consisting of pansit palabok, lumpia, puto, and soda.

Having been in ERDA Tech for almost a year (September 2015 to August 2016), Priscille taught Internet Computing Fundamentals (ICF) and Arts. She also did Campus Ministry and library work, co-moderated the Scouts Enrichment Group with the principal, Mr. Peter Marc Magsalin, and helped create ERDA Tech’s own website which will hopefully be made public soon.

The ERDA Tech community has indeed been fortunate to have had the company of Priscille as it fulfills its mission of giving a very good education and a solid character formation to its students.