Ms. Rovie V. Gonzales, Faculty of the Institute of Nursing and Health Sciences (INHE) led eight Level IV students in attending the Student Congress of Region IV A and B at the Batis Aramin Resort, Barrio Malupak, Lucban, Quezon. The students who attended the congress are Dhonna May G. Ajoc, Glyneth Joy A. Francia, Glaiza Marie D. Gonzales, Jona R. Gutierrez, Ginalyn T. Granil, Merry Jean O. Tawagon, and Amira S. Zipagan.

The theme of the congress was “Moving Forward to High Levels of Nursing and Midwifery Competencies.”

The objectives of the congress were the following:

1.       To further level up student nurses’ and midwives’ competencies and competencies and commitment to the health care profession

2.       To enhance the strategies of our colleges in attaining high percentage in the licensure examinations

3.       To foster values and desired qualities of Filipinos in all aspects of nursing and midwifery practices

The issues and discussions centered on the following concerns:

1.       The Nursing Licensure Examination System and the Midwifery Licensure Examination, specifically, preserving the integrity of the licensure examinations and the coverage of the system (application, Test Question Databank System (TQDS), administration of the exams, correction, and release of the exam results).

2.       The Competency Based Test Framework, specifically, the key areas of responsibilities such as patient care competencies, empowerment, and enhancement

3.       Nursing Process for Licensure Examinations Across the Lifespan, including individuals, families, groups, and communities in varied settings

4.       Aspects of Nursing Care: preventive, promotive, curative, and rehabilitative

5.       Challenges to Faculty:  give assessment examinations before students move to their next year level and assess students’ integration of the nursing process in the classroom and in the clinical set-up.

The participants in this congress promised to apply the knowledge gained in promoting and applying competency-based lectures (faculty) and learning (students). They also presented these learning points during the monthly faculty meeting in January 2014.

(Written by Dr Paz H Diaz, VP Academics, with notes from the report submitted by Dean Concesa V. Oandasan, RN, Ph.D.)


Mrs. Carlota J. Casalme, Guidance Counselor of RC Cainta SED, represented Roosevelt College System at the 2014 CEAP-NBEC SUMMIT held on January 29, 2014. Mrs. Casalme will, in turn, hold an Echo Seminar for Guidance Counselors and Discipline Officers of all RCS units on February 20, 2014, at the SED Library in RC Cainta.

Highlights of the summit are reported here by Mrs. Casalme.

SHS Voucher Program

Republic Act 10533, enacted in 2013, provides for the expansion of the GATSPE Program to Senior High School, including the implementation of a Voucher Program.

The Senior High School Voucher Program will extend the support and benefits to the SHS and will assist students who require financial aid and who finish Grade 10 in the following:

  1. Public high school
  2. ESC school
  3. Private school

There will be an estimated 1.1M Grade 10 students who will graduate in 2016 and who will enter Grade 11 in school year 2016-2017. The SHS Voucher Program will begin in School Year 2015; no SHS funding assistance will be available prior to 2016.

Based on the DepEd timetable, all applications for the provision of SHS permits must be submitted via email to Deadline for submission is on or before April 15, 2014. Qualified schools will get their provisional permit within the year.

Republic Act 10627 – Anti-Bullying Act of 2013

This Act is known as the Anti-Bullying Act of 2013, which requires all elementary and secondary schools to adopt policies to prevent and address acts of bullying in their institutions.

All basic education schools are expected to be familiar with this Act and are expected to have enacted school policies and procedures consistent with this law by school year 2014-2015.

What is bullying? Bullying is a behavior that is repeated and has the potential to be repeated, over time, and includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally and excluding someone from a group on purpose.

Who are involved in bullying?

Students who bully – students engaging in bullying behaviors toward their peers.

Students who are bullied – those who are the targets of bullying behaviors.

Even if a student is not directly involved in bullying, they may be contributing to the behavior.


Bystander – these children remain separate from the bullying situation. They neither reinforce the bullying behavior nor defend someone from being bullied. Some may watch what is going on but do not provide feedback about the situation to show they are on anyone’s side. Even so, providing an audience like this may encourage the bullying behavior.


What is cyberbullying? Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers and tablets, as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.


Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages, rumors sent by email or posted in social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake photos.


Cyberbullying can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and reach a student even when she or he is alone.


Cyberbullying messages and images can be posted anonymously and distributed quickly to a wide audience. It can be difficult or sometimes impossible to trace the source.


Deleting inappropriate or harassing messages, texts, and pictures can be extremely difficult after these have been posted.


Students who are cyberbullied are often bullied in person as well. Additionally, children who are cybullied have a harder time getting away from the behavior.


Bullying is charged to the school and not to the bully. All schools are required to create a Child Protection Committee and Policy. Schools shall provide students and their parents or guardians a copy of the anti-bullying policies being adopted by the school. Such policies shall likewise be included in the school’s student and/or employee handbook and shall be conspicuously posted on the school walls and website, if any.


Schools are expected to submit their Child Protection Policy by June 2014.


In the rules and regulations to be implemented pursuant to this Act, the Secretary of the Department of Education shall prescribe the appropriate administrative sanction on school administrators who shall fail to comply with the requirements under this Act.


(From a report submitted by Mrs. Carlota Y. Casalme, Guidance Counselor, RC Cainta SED)


The RCSHS’ yearly Sci-Math Fair, having the theme “Students Today, Scientists Tomorrow”, opened on February 6, 2014 at exactly nine o’clock in the morning. The opening ceremony was witnessed by the guests Dr. Paz Diaz, Vice-President for Academics, Roosevelt College System, Ms. Lourdes Quiogue, RC Cainta Campus Directress, and Dean Lily de Guzman, Dean, Center for Teacher Education.







Science High  students once again showcased their Science Magic projects (Grade 7), Rube Goldberg machines (Grade 8), Research proposals (Third Year), and Research projects (Fourth Year). The primary guests were joined by judges Ms. Caridad Gicaraya, Physics Unit, Philippine Science High School, Diliman, and Ms. Bella Queaño, former Biology teacher, Ateneo de Manila High School.




Students from Moriah School of Baptist Church were the first visitors at 10 am. Accompanied by their adviser, the students went from room to room scrutinizing the exhibits.



Simultaneously, students from the Roosevelt College Cainta High School also arrived. They did it by year level, the Seniors being the last.




In the afternoon, four faculty members of Infant Jesus Academy, Marikina also paid a visit as the second judge examined the preparations made by the presenters.
“I felt a bit nervous. I remembered the time when we joined in a competition in Laguna (ASEP). I believed that the experience of attending the competition before somewhat helped me not to be very nervous. I just did the best that I could do. I was thankful to the judges for pointing out the mistakes in our research project that would make it better than before. Actually, kinabahan ako sa lahat,” Anna Lee Valenzuela, a Fourth Year Student, said.

The next day, selected students of San Roque National High School came at about nine o’clock in the morning.






Three classes of grade 3 pupils from nearby Balanti Elementary School were jovially entertained by their Ate’s and Kuya’s as some ask about strange terms and scientific concepts used in different projects and proposals. Their enthusiasm and interest has also been very evident as they take down notes and things-to-remember.





Final judging of the Science Magic projects, Goldberg machines, and Research projects, as well as of the research proposals was conducted by Mr. Efren Paz, Chemistry teacher, Philippine Science High School, Diliman and RCSHS’s principal, Prof. Luzita Alcid.

Closing at four o’clock in the afternoon of February 7, the whole event was concluded as a successful one by the judges, parents, and visitors who spent their time witnessing the Science High students present and make use not only of their scientific prowess but also of their skills in communicating their ideas and insights.

List of Sci-Math Fair 2014 Winners:
Best Projects

Science Magic (Grade 7)
1st place – Jerome M. Javier, Get the Point
2nd place – John Kenneth Y. Asuncion, Paper Bridge is NOT Falling Down
3rd place – James Ariel Pedroza, Now You See Me, Now You Don’t

Rube Goldberg Machine (Grade 8)
1st place – Alliah Krizzle L. Garcia and Kin Rowen Dulay, Journey to School
2nd place – Franz Eivoj Tannangan, Fiery Heist
3rd place – Richelle Macy Magabilin and Arjan M. Trinidad, Journey to the Forbidden Cove

Third Year
1st place – Patricia Anne Y. Asuncion, “The Use of Phosphoric Clay as a Natural Flocculant Algaecide in Controlling Harmful Algal Blooms”
1st place – Andrei Armani A. Adame, Water hyacinth (eichhornia crassipes): Substrate for Plant Microbial Cells
2nd place – Jon Gabriel P. Villanueva,
3rd place – Ram Oliver B. Mauro,

Fourth Year
1st place – Romeo Paolo D. Esquillo, Veronica B. Escalona, and Patricia Marie G. Tengco
“Harnessing Electricity from Chicken Manure Using Microbial Fuel Cell”
2nd place – Anna Lee Q. Valenzuela and Kim Daleen C. Diamante
“Absorption of Hexavalent Chromium in Water Using Fish Bones of Milkfish”
3rd place – Abner John H. Hinanay, Christian Joshua A. Lacerna, and Andrew C. Lazaro
“Absorption of Copper Ions in an Aqueous Solution Using Snake Plant with Activated Carbon”