GOLDEN YEAR OF RC MARIKINA

BY: MR. RINGWALD ROMMEL P. SARMIENTO III

More than a hundred employees trooped to the Roosevelt College Marikina Gymnasium for the Employees’ Night as part of the activities for the 50th Founding Anniversary. It was a memorable 30th of October. For some: it could be called an acquaintance party, in the sense that new employees had the chance to get to know the experi-enced and the veterans, for the latter; it could be called a get-together, since the former employees were seen cheerfully tell-ing each other how their lives were abundantly going. Mrs. Nina Ramo and Mrs. Marivic Lauraya, teachers from the Second-ary Education Department, rekindled the memories the employees had with Roosevelt College through the photographs they projected on screen. Everyone’s laughter was priceless, and it seemed like the photos belonged in their vault of deepest dark-est secrets. The two teachers also paid tribute to the school by discussing its achievements throughout the years. After each discussion, batches of employees, from 40, 30, 20, and 10 years ago, were asked to ascend the stage to receive a token respectively. One of the highlights of this momentous occasion is the awarding of plaques to employees who have rendered out-standing services through the years. Christmas came a bit early for the employees of Roosevelt College from the festive and laborious food, the lively music, the beautifully wrapped gifts, the smiles on everyone’s faces, all these served proof that this year’s employees’ night is indeed a night to remember. Happy Anniversary!

ILA HITS THE ROAD TO PHILIPPINE STAR

BY: SELINA DE GUZMAN (AB-BROADCASTING)

Port Area, Manila- The Institute of Liberal Arts headed by Mr. Ringwald Sarmiento and pioneered by Ms. Vizmalou Bona-los, AB Broadcasting professors, hits the road to Philippine Star as they grapple with docket about written broadcasting and journalism, July 30,2015.
Ms. Valarie Andrade, HR Department head of The Phil-ippine Star aforementioned that it was of the big help for the Broadcasting Students of Roosevelt College-Cainta to grasp some media techniques, ideas and etiquettes relevant for life-long development.
She added that The Philippine Star broadsheet consti-tuted by President and CEO Miguel Belmonte, Son of Betty Go Belmonte, who was then the founder of the said sheet, celebrat-ed its 29th year in the industry last July 28,2015 wherein they had their six varieties of newspaper ran throughout the country- flash ship, Philippine Star Ngayon, Afternoon newspaper, free-man (Visayas and Mindanao), BANAT tabloid and the newly adopted sheet “The Business Mirror”.
“ There are about 250,000 average printed sheets per day that were sold nationwide. These were written, analyzed and edited by 83 contributors and 63 reporters all over the country.” Andrade stated.
Students perambulated in the Philippine Star offices and facilities to study and observe the responsibilities taken by each departments right after they had their symposium done.

TECHTUTOR 2015

BY: DOMINIC VILLANUEVA (BS IT)

Last September 29, 2015, TechTutor held its annual seminar at Mega Trade Hall 2 in SM Megamall. TechTutor was now on its 7th year, tackling the new way of reinventing school learning with the help of technology, it was entitled, “Reshaping Education us-ing Blended and Flipped Learning.”
Nowadays, technology is within people’s reach. Each one of us has our own gadget that fits our lifestyle. TechTutor talked about the potential use of technology in educating people not just merely using it to entertain. The seminar showed that it is possible to reshape and reinvent that classic style of learning using different technologies popping around us. Different web applications had also been discussed to help the professors facilitate their students using in-ternet classrooms like Edmodo, SlideShare and many more.
Technology cannot only be used for entertain-ment and business oriented works, it also shows the po-tential in upgrading our education sys-tem, breaking the walls of traditional classrooms where students can have fun and be interactive as well.

HRM WEEK: CHEFS ON THE GO

BY: TIMOTHY JOSEPH F. ARANAS (BS HRM)

Last October 8-9, 2015, the CHEF Society had its an-nual celebration of the Hotel and Restaurant Man-agement Week wherein they showcased different expertise of the students.
Cake Display
The instructor on Bakery Science, Ms. Lelibeth Quinones, focused on creating sumptuous and mouthwatering bakery prod-ucts such as cupcakes, muffins, cakes and breads. Patience, hard work and following the directions are the secret formulas in cre-ating wonderful cakes. The most unforgettable experience the students had under this class was making one of the most popular breakfast of Filipinos—pandesal—with a twist, putting fondant icing that surely tested their patience and strength on kneading. But no matter how hard it was to do, seeing your finished product at the end was all worth the effort.
Western Cuisines
Who doesn’t like hamburger, pasta and pizza, right? Name it, Western Cuisine has it. Miss Jonah Carcamo made her students appreciate how palatable Western food is, tackling its history in different countries. The cultivation, distribution, prepa-ration, and appreciation of delicious and healthy food that are critical to our individuality and cultural well-being were accentuat-ed on this subject. He guided her students on how to make flavor-ful food from the countries located on the Western side of this world—Germany, Italy, France and U.S.A.
Mocktails and Cocktails
The Bar Management class practiced their skills in mixing mocktails (Non-Alcoholic drinks) and cocktails (Alcoholic drinks), not only learning how to do it, but how to be a bartender as well. Students under this class showcased their mastery in Mixology last HRM Week by presenting their different drinks to the judges namely: Mr. Angelito Lerit, Mr. Ringwald Sarmiento II and Ms. Lelibeth Quinones (Bar Management Professor).

ILA WEEK: THE DREAM

BY: DIANNE JANE S. BARRION (AB BROADCASTING)

A dream is a wish that your heart makes. A dream that often times are hard to achieve. Dreams that sometimes are far enough it cannot be reached. But in the end the possibility of it coming true is still there. This is the best way to describe the Institute of Liberal Arts–a person that has dreamt of bigger things for a long time. A dreamer that never stopped dreaming and with that faith, their dream has come true.
Unlike the years that have passed, the Institute of Lib-eral Arts created a new way of celebrating their annual ILA Week last October 14, 15 and 16, through performing live to an audi-ence. A one-hour musical play was executed inside the perfor-mance studio, where the dull room became an elegant theatre house. Individual talents were showcased not only for the students and school employees but also for the benefit of the talents’ loved ones and friends.
The show was directed by Mr. Juan Nei-gel Buenaventura and Mr. Ian Placio, co-produced by Ms. Dianne Jane Bar-rion and the institute ad-viser Mr. Ringwald Rom-mel Sarmiento II. The handsome and beautiful talents include Mr. Ian Placio, Mr. Ralph Narral, Ms. Kimberly Ladiero, Ms. Shinna Estipona, Ms. Franceska Reyes and Ms. Fran Abello. The team also consisted of the creative and artistic talents of the Institute of Liberal Arts.
The first day of the show went ablaze as good feed-backs were received by the production team. It was as if the whole production team’s spirit has been lifted because of the comments given and posted to our freedom wall. A lot of it made the hearts of each member shook with happiness because at last, the hard work paid off. And after that fateful first day, through the word of the mouth, good reviews and support of each audience, the society has garnered more and more viewers and support from everyone that has watched the show.
It is the first time that the institute has been the talk of town. It has been a dream that was dreamt of each and every member of the society. It is heart-warming that the feedbacks were the best the institute has ever received. But it is not only that. The best dream that came true was the union of all the year levels and how acquaintances be-came friends and from being friends we became a family. Now, we can say that we are not just a team. WE ARE A FAMILY.
Once again, we thank each and every one of you for making this dream possible. To the school heads, our professors, the school employees, our fellow students, our parents and most specially our society adviser, Mr. Ringwald Rommel P. Sarmiento, thank you very much for supporting and believing in us because without you we would not be here. Without you, the success might not be possible. With-out you the dream will never come true.
See you on our next event!

SPORTS FESTIVAL 2015

BY: NEL ANTHONNETTE T. CAVITE (AB-BROADCASTING)

T he Roosevelt College System Tertiary Education Division (RCS TED) celebrated its Sports Festival last October 1, 2015 (Thursday) but due to inclement weather condition the second part was held a week after October 7, 2015 (Wednesday). This is an annual school activity that gave the students the op-portunity to unite and spend time together.
Before they set the competition on fire, the Vice President for Academics and Dean of the Institute of Lib-eral Arts, Dr. Paz H. Diaz, delivered her Opening remarks to welcome the guests and students. Mr. Victor E. Alfonso, Dean of the Institute of Computer Studies and Business Administration, together with Dr. Paz H. Di-az, officially opened the event through legendary Tossing of the ball. Another mark for the opening is the Raising of the flags. Mr. Angelito Lerit, Team Manager (Marikina) together with Mrs. Jenelyn Canapi , Team Manager (Cainta) raises the flag to the top!
For this annual celebration, the two campuses- RC Cainta and RC Marikina- engaged themselves in rigorous preparations and most disciplined-training for the different competitions.
The energetic morning started with the Zumba Party with some invited guests in coordination with the Event Chairman, Mrs. Ma. Luisa Ordonez. After the energizing opening, the competition proper started Octo-ber 1, 2015 at the Roosevelt Cainta Gymnasium. Different sports events namely Basketball, Volleyball, Bad-minton, Table tennis and Chess, where students showcased their athletic moves, killer spikes high dunks, intelligent tactics and a whole lot more.
The second day of the event, October 7, 2015, gave way to the most awaited event this year, the Modern dance Competition that showcased the student’s exceptional moves and this day also serves as a day of ac-knowledging each and everyone’s hard work and awarding of winners. At the end of the day, the Marikina Campus was announced as the back-to-back over-all champion! The Marikina Campus sports coordinators and students happily extended their gratitude to everybody.
Through the help and support of the Administrators and faculty members headed by Mrs. Ma. Luisa B. Or-donez, Sports fest 2015 Coordinator, all of these became possible and such a successful event.
To end the day, Mrs. Ma. Luisa Ordonez, delivered her message of appreciation and gratitude.

LIST OF WINNERS
MS. SPORTSFEST 2015 – Shinna Estipona
CHESS
2nd runner up- Mark Olano
1st runner up- Ronnel Martirez
CHAMPION- Brian Olano
TABLE TENNIS
MEN (Single) John Lester Mislang
MEN (Doubles) Ralph Narral & Joseph Mendoza
WOMEN (Single) Criselda Aguilar
WOMEN (Doubles) Criselda Aguilar & Jen Mabalot
MIX (Doubles) John Lester Mislang & Jen Mabalot
BADMINTON
MEN (Single A) Efren Lanzaderas
MEN (Single B) Andrew Boholano
MEN (Doubles) Kenneth Santiago Lawrence Lanzaderas
Women (Single A) May Casildo
Women (Single B) Rachelle Buenaventura
Women (Doubles) Richelle Buenaventura Nicolae Bangalon
Mixed (Doubles) May Casildo & Kevin Ancheta
VOLLEY BALL
Champion- RC MARIKINA
Mythical 6
Diosa Guimbao Libot Jan Ross Gonzales
Marigold Hondrado Marinella Castro
Joy Apas Jen Mabalot
BASKETBALL
Champion RC Marikina
Mythical 5
Osias Van Mata John Michael Necor
Apple Jay Encisa Steven Ballesteros
Jonathan Afable
MODERN DANCE
2nd runner up- BS IT
1st runner up- AB Broadcasting
CHAMPION- HRDM
Over-all Champion:
RC MARIKINA

BUWAN NG WIKA 2015

BY: NEL ANTHONNETTE T. CAVITE (AB-BROADCASTING)

Ipinagdiwang ng Roosevelt College System ang taunang sele-brasyon ng Buwan ng Wika noong ika-25 ng Agosto, 2015. Ito ay may temang, “Filipino: Wika ng Pambansang Kaunlaran” na ginanap sa Bahay Alumni.
Sa pangunguna ni G. Willie L. Dela Cruz, ang punong tagapan-gasiwa, at Samahang estudyante ng TED, naging maayos at matiwasay ang programa na dinaluhan ng mga estudyante, dekano at dekana, at mga propesor.
Nagbigay kulay sa araw na ito ang iba’t ibang patimpalak na nilahukan ng mga estudyante mula sa Cainta at Marikina. Kabilang dito ang Patimpalak sa Musikang Pinoy (Isahan at Dueto), Patimpalak sa Ta-lumpati ( Biglaan at Nakahanda), at Patimpalak sa Masining na Pagku-kuwento. Natapos ang unang parte ng programa sa isang pang wakas na pananalita mula sa Pangulo ng Samahan ng mga Estudyante ng TED na si G. John Roland Raquel.
Upang bigyang pugay ang mga nanalo, iginawad nina Dr. Paz H. Diaz, G. Victor E. Alfonso, Gng. Elsa C. Tuazon at G. Willie L. Del Cruz ang mga medalya sa mga nagtamo ng matataas na marka sa bawat patimpa-lak.
Ang nasabing programa ay unang parte pa lamang ng selebra-syon, pagkatapos noon, nagkaroon naman ng Pistang Pinoy na inihanda ng bawat institusyon upang pagsaluhan. Mga pagkaing Pinoy lamang ang narito na inihanda sa dahon ng saging na nagpapakitang may pagka-kaisa ang bawat Pilipino.

ACQUAINTANCE PARTY

BY: DOMINIC VILLANUEVA (BSIT)

Academic Year 2015-2016 has already started, and this means new beginnings and journeys are waiting to unfold.
Roosevelt College System held its annual Acquaintance Party last July 31, 2015 at Marikina Hotel, host-ed by the Institute of Computer Studies. This year’s theme was, “Friday Rendezvous” means a place where people agree to meet at a particular time. The main objective of this party was for the students to build cama-raderie towards their fellow Rooseveltians.
Different club and society Presidents had been introduced as well.
The night was filled with excitement as the freshmen and transfer-ees made their way to introduce themselves. Seeing these students walk-ing on the red carpet had been very hard for the judges to choose who would be this year’s Mr. & Ms. Acquaintance. But at the end, CHEF’s Socie-ty’s Mr. Romeo Gabriel Polintan Reyes and Liberal Arts Society’s Ms. Shinna Estipona were chosen as Mr. & Ms. Acquaintance 2015 where they indeed gave exclamation point among others.
Dinner was served followed by the raffle draw where the lucky ones enjoyed the prizes they got. The last part of the program brought fun and joy to everybody when the most awaited dance floor sizzled as the students lighted up and began having dance showdown which broke the shyness freezing inside them.
It wasn’t just a memorable experience for the new students but for everyone who came as well.

METRO MANILA SHAKE DRILL

METRO MANILA SHAKE DRILL 2015

BY: KRHYSSTEL SHANE M. AVENA (BSBA, OM)

On July 30, 2015 at exactly 10:30 AM, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) conducted a Metro Manila Shake Drill where Roosevelt College Marikina participat-ed to show to the students, faculty and staff what they could do when “The Big One” arrives.
When everybody heard the bell rang, which was the signal that the ground was already shaking, everyone immedi-ately did the drop-cover-and-hold procedure. After that, they swiftly went outside while still covering their head in case blocks of rocks fell down onto them. In cooperation with the Barangay Captain, and Marikina Risk Reduction Officers, they led the peo-ple in an open area near South Supermarket to avoid posts and buildings that might fall.
Mr. Ringwald Sarmiento II did the head count to be sure that nobody was missing. Students of Malanday Elementary School also participated in the drill where they brought Red Cross signage to spot the medical team right away. They were also asked to prepare a GO bag to use when the earthquake hap-pens. GO bag must include food and water that can last in 3 days. Flash lights and whistle must also be there in case the electricity runs out.

OPLAN BALIK ESKWELA

BY: JOYCE M. JAVIER (AB-BROADCASTING)

T he Roosevelt College System Tertiary Education Division welcomed its new set of students in the Oplan Balik Eskwela 2015 program last July 16, 1:00 PM at the Audio Visual Room of Marikina campus. In cooperation with the Central Student Council, this program was intended to orient the freshmen and transfer-ees of both campuses.
The program was emceed by the newly elected President of CSC, Mr. John Roland Raquel of the Institute of Business Administration. For the opening remarks, Mr. Victor E. Alfonso, the Dean of the Institute of Computer Studies and Business Administration, made sure that the students would enjoy their stay in RCS.
Atty. Josefina De Vera-Saliva gave a short speech on relevant issues about bullying fraternities and sorori-ties. She also discussed the Anti-Trafficking and Anti-Violence against Women and Children, their consequences and what the students and school can do about it. She ended her talk and left a quote to everyone, “Know your rights and stand for it.”
Afterwards, the Head of each school department briefly discussed its services to the students. There had also been a presentation of each Institute’s achievements last year, and what’s in store for them this academic year. A new set of officers in each club had been introduced as well.
The institute of Computer Studies informed everyone that they would going to be the host of this year’s Acquaintance Party. All of the details in the said event had already been settled.
Mrs. Elizabeth Veridiano, the Chairman of the Office of Student Affairs gave her closing remarks, followed by the singing of RCS hymn.
The program turned out well and successful. Everyone hoped that the fresh-men and transferees would soon unleash their potentials and abilities that will make their school proud.