RC CAINTA CELEBRATES 81st FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY ON JANUARY 29, 2014

On January 29, 2014, RC Cainta will celebrate the 81st Founding Anniversary of the institution.
The activities will begin at 8 am with Flag Raising Ceremony, to be followed by the Thanksgiving Mass at the Covered Court of RC Cainta.
The Awards Ceremony will follow immediately.
On January 30, 2014, the Academic Literary Musical Contest will be held at the RC Marikina Gymnasium where students from Elementary, High School, and Tertiary Levels will compete.

RC RODRIGUEZ BOY SCOUTS TO PARTICIPATE IN JAMBORETTE

On January 23 to 28, 2014, eleven Eagle Scouts from RC Rodriguez will represent the school and participate in the INVITATIONAL SOUTHERN LUZON REGIONAL SCOUT JAMBORETTE to be held at the PSC-PR-MNSR in Mount Makiling, Los Baños, Laguna.

These Eagle Scouts are JEREMY D. PUNO, STEVEN EDEL CRUZ, PHIL JOBERT SALDIVAR, ALEC JAN DELA CRUZ, JOHN CARLO SAN PASCUAL, KIM TRUFIL, JOSEPH CRUZ, JUSTINE RAYVEN CRUZ, ALEXANDER R. SAYAT, MARK CHRISTIAN DIAMANTE, and RIANO CABANES. They will be accompanied by their Scout Master, Mr. Avelino Santos.

In the jamborette, the participants will formulate and implement effective strategies to support the global effort for a sustainable environment. They will help their own school to become effective agents of change to save Mother Earth from global warming. They will also learn to plan and implement a dynamic program of challenging and relevant activities for the other Boy Scouts in RC Rodriguez when they return from the jamborette.

The eleven Eagle Scouts will participate in the jamborette at their own cost. Expenses to be incurred by the Scout Master will be shouldered by Roosevelt College System.

(Written by Dr Paz H Diaz, VPAcademics)
            

HRM FOOD FAIR JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2014

As part of their laboratory activity in Banquet and Catering Management subject, students from 2nd year BSHRM will learn how to manage a Catering and a Restaurant business. This January 14 & 21, they will have their Banchetto Food Fair and a “Barrio Fiesta” Event on January 28.

The Barrio Fiesta is a yearly activity of HRM students as part of their participation in the Roosevelt College Cainta Foundation Day Celebration. For only PHP 100.00 (Choices of 2 meat dishes, 1 serving of fish dish, 1 serving of vegetable dish, unli-rice, a dessert and beverage) the guest will experience a Buffet of Filipino Dishes, with a touch of the “Barrio Fiesta” tradition we have in our country.

Lastly, they will operate a Restaurant Business on February 11 & 18, a cozy yet budget friendly fine dining experience inside the RCS Campus.
(contributed by Ms Annaliza S Santos)

DIWA SPONSORS PASIKLABAN SA PAARALAN CARAVAN ON JANUARY 30, 2014

Ms Florabel B. Colupano, Account Sales Manager of Diwa Asia Publishing Group, announced that on January 30, 2014, the Pasiklaban sa Paaralan Caravan in RCS and surrounding schools will be held at the Roosevelt College Marikina Gymnasium.

The Pasiklaban sa Paaralan Caravan is a component of Diwa’s Superior Learning Experience. It is a nationwide mobile interschool quiz competition on Science, Math, Languages, Literature and General Information.

Pasiklaban sa Paaralan Caravan forms part of Diwa’s service to students, teachers, and schools in the form of an intra- and interschool tournament to promote a healthy spirit of competition; provide a venue for benchmarking the schools’ teaching and learning standards; promote the use of information and communication technology (ICT); and encourage the pursuit of excellence among students and schools.

The competition is divided in two categories—the high school category, which is open to students from second year to third year level and the grade school category, which is open to grade four to five students of the current year. Each contestant should have an assigned coach.

The following requirements are needed to qualify for the PSP Caravan: a) endorsement letter from the school; b) a copy of student’s class card or report card of the previous school year; and c) registration form to be filled out by each student.

Roosevelt College System’s five units will actively participate in this event, which promotes dedication to hard work for the students and excellent teaching instructions for the coaches.

(Written by Dr Paz H Diaz, VP Academics)

BAGUIO GETAWAY 2013 -RC Cainta EED

By: Mr. JASON C. CARLOS, Faculty President

Pine trees, Session Road, Cool weather and of course, Strawberries! Baguio City is a place you’ll keep coming back to.

After several stressful months due to busy schedules and activities in school. Yearly, December is the much awaited month for teachers and employees of Roosevelt College System to relax and enjoy the cool breeze in the “City of Pines”, Baguio City.

Day 1Nestled along the mountain range of Baguio City

Assembly was at RC Lamuan by 12:00 midnight of December 19, 2013, we left the school after five hours, were already driving up into the Teacher’s Camp. Suddenly, there was a ripple of excitement among my fellow educators and other school personnel, as the shopaholics in the bus spotted the bridge way that connects SM Baguio to the tiangges. Warm smiles and fresh flowers welcomed us at the Roxas hall. Apparently “Hello! Baguio!” is a common tagline among teachers, which instantly thinking to check what’s new that Baguio City has to offer. So, a lot of teachers went to tiangges along the Session road and strolled in Burnham Park, the central park of Baguio City. And eventually, we had a last day shopping mode at SM Baguio City for the Christmas holidays.

Since, we’re in the busy streets and caught in a traffic jam, we decided to walk to the different bazaars and take home some pasalubong as well. Luckily, there were rows of Baguio fresh strawberries and various strawberry-based products being sold right outside the Provincial Capital Food Products included strawberry pie, strawberry lengua, strawberry wine, tarts, jams and newest food craze town the “pork sinigang with strawberries” which tastes the usual sinigang with natural tamarind. It was a day filled with great memories and new discoveries.

Day 2 Dazzling Discoveries

We stayed in different rooms at the Roxas Hall and guest houses along Lennard Road where standard room was pretty spacious, complete with comfy bed; cozy sofa and aroma of brewed coffee sponsored by RIFEU completed our morning breakfasts. A lot of teachers and school personnel had their own ideas on how to spent their days in Baguio City. The restaurants or turo-turo (local term) along the Burnham Park, an all-day dining restaurants features local specialties such as chopsuey, grilled chicken alongside strawberry wine and taho flavoured strawberry in a chic setting.

Every morning, some of us filled our tummies at the extensive breakfast buffet at the Le Chef (right across the Teachers’ Camp) before setting-off again on our Baguio adventures. We went to different notable places such us Grotto of Mary of Lourdes, Benguet State University where we bought the cheapest “ube” in town, Tam-awan Village, an art gallery showcasing Baguio painting done by local artists, Strawberry Farm at benguet, and lastly, the infamous Mines view Park where we felt the cool breeze from the mountains of the region.

Exploring the City center at night

Teachers’ Camp is only 10 minutes away from the city center of Baguio, where the night owls (teachers) checked out videoke bars and disco restaurants be worthwhile to enjoy the night life. After a while, we decided to visit the Session Road for the night bazaars and were able to find a lot of best buys and savor some street foods along the way. For an unforgettable evening we drop-by the ancestral and known to be a haunted house of the Laperal family. The circa 1920’s house along Lennard Road where Teacher’s Camp is also located has been beautifully preserved and is now open to the public as art gallery for art enthusiasts.

Happily stuffed, went back to the Teacher’s Camp with fun memories with our colleagues.

Day 3Last Day Adventures

Just like Dora, the Explorer, we’re also adventure seekers, trail blazers and nature lovers, our group decided to visit Camp John hay. This 10.7 hectare park built during the American occupation where offered a lot of amenities such as golf area, skating ring and zipline adventure which we tried without any hesitations.

Lastly, we went to Baguio Cathedral to spent our few hours in Baguio City. Baguio City has changed so much since RCS started to have Baguio trip for teachers and employees in the 1980’s but the sight and smell of pine trees always bring back good memories. A heartfelt thanks to the Roosevelt College Management Team for giving us the opportunity and spent our Christmas vacation in Baguio City with enjoyment and strengthen our friendships among our colleagues.

Excess: More Stop Overs

As we went back to Manila, buying pasalubong is like taking a food adventure because each town and city has its own set of products to offer. We bought dried bangus or milkfish from Dagupan. There’s the famous thin, long fish “espada” but when fried its crispy and crunchy and served with vinegar.

Other dried fish, fish sauce, onions and garlic from Ilocos region are sold in the markets and streets of Urdanetta, Pangasinan. But giving back home is incomplete without “tupig”, a native delicacy made from sticky rice with coconut strips wrapped in banana leaves and cooked in charcoal heat and we had a leisurely walk at the hacienda Luisita Mall in Tarlac for an early dinner. Finally, we went back to RC Lamuan around 7:30 pm in the evening with great smiles and looking forward to explore more hidden places in the City of Pines next year.