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Lucena City – Summer usually means two things. Beach and never ending celebration of fiestas. As part of promoting tourism and local products, Lucena City held its annual event of Pasayahan last May 2015. In cooperation with other corporations and businesses, the local government of Lucena came up with multiple events, starting from the 23rd until the 31st. Amongst all the events, lined up; perhaps the most awaited one is the Grand Parade. Huge and flamboyant floats of participating companies and institutions parade their creations, along with street dancing and marching bands. For the first time, Alpha Centuari Educational System (ACES) participated and even competed with other big corporations at the annual event. Starting within the vicinity of Pacific Mall, continuing until Quezon Avenue, then proceeding to SM Grounds, Centaurians along with members of the Faculty and Administration took part at the parade despite the scorching heat of the sun. Members of the ACES community exerted their efforts and spent great amount of time preparing and putting finishing touches during the decorating process. As per instruction, the main material to be used for the whole float was “tinapa” or smoked fish. Along with other decorating materials, such as coconuts, bilaos, and even twigs, ACES was able to produce a vibrant and colorful float. Being first timers means having jitters. Being a newbie, a hint of intimidation was inevitable. There were bigger floats, (better? I guess) but ACES’ was not a pushover. It was good enough to compete with others. It was good enough to impress the judges and the viewers. It was good. Others might have imposed their floats better, but being part of the Grand Parade, has been a great opportunity to mingle and be known to the public. It is a great way to reach out to the mass, and let the existence of ACES be acknowledged. There might not be awards and cash prizes in tow at the end of the event; but the whole experience makes it more worth it. Afterall, there is still next year. Who knows? ACES might bag that award! Jeryll Kim Mercado ACES...read more
It seemed like yesterday when members of the ACES community along with outside supporters head to Pacific Mall for the first ever ACES FunRun with a theme: “Puso Mo, Para Sa Edukasyon Ko”, a fundraising event for the benefits of ACES scholars. One with vivid memory would recall how the rain managed to pour on participants and spectators. And one would imagine that this rain kind of symbolizes the people’s support and efforts being showered upon the event. No one would argue that the event was successful. That it was a great opportunity to help while having FUN. Not a bad way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. In accordance of the massive help the sponsors and supporters, Alpha Centauri Educational System Inc. (ACES Inc.) managed to collect ample amount of money to support new and existing batch of scholars. With the amount gathered, students with great skills and abilities, but are less fortunate are given chances and opportunities to continue learning while studying. Alpha Centauri Educational System offers a variety of courses that any aspiring freshman could choose from. Along with these courses, scholarships grants are available for grabs for those who are willing and deserving. For further inquiries, please visit us at: Km18 Diversion Road, Ilayang Dupay, Lucena City (near Lucena Grand Central Terminal) Tel No. (042) 373 – 7627; 660 – 1293 Mobile No. 0928 – 211 – 3448 (Smart) ; 0927 – 847 – 6536 (Globe) Website: www.aces.edu.ph EmailAddress: firstname.lastname@example.org Jeryll Kim Mercado ACES...read more
It seemed like yesterday when this group of students entered the ACES vicinity looking apprehensive and lost. Four years has come and go and you wake up one morning realizing it’s time to graduate. They say when something has to end, all your memories flashes back and you end up doing nothing but to feel nostalgic. Last March 31, sixteen individuals participated at the ACES’ Commencement Exercises held at the Le Jardin de Fleur. It was their day. It was their opportunity to feel accomplished and appreciated. It was their chance to say that they’ve survived four years of college. Overall, 13 graduates coming from the Bachelor of Science in Criminology, 1 from Bachelor of Science in Teacher Education Major in Elementary Education, 2 from Bachelor of Science in Teacher Education Major in English. In addition, 6 members of the Nurse Anesthesiology Program were also given recognition for their efforts and contribution upon participation and completion of necessary requirements. Representatives from both the College of Criminology and College Of Teacher Education: Mr. Robin Padillo and Ms. Irene Lontoc respectively paid tribute to the group of people who supported them, day in and day out all throughout their student life. Both of them took the opportunity to express their appreciation and gratitude for their family, professors, friends and Alma mater. Stating that now, it’s their time to give back all the efforts and sacrifices these people have given them. Yes, it was a day for the graduates. But it was also a day to give notice and recognition to undergrads who managed to showcase excellence in academic and other institutional activities. During her speech, Ms. Rechelle Moron, undergrad representative gave gratitude to the teachers who served not only as mere instructors but mentors as well. She emphasized how these people made an impact to their student life, believing in their capacities when no one else did. With vivid memory, the guest of honor, ACES President Dr. Angelito Abadilla, MD shared a story of how a man managed to help 3 different individuals in need of immediate help without compromising the situation of each, including his. He stated how this man, despite being in a precarious situation, managed to think outside the box, finding a solution to each of the problems presented. Dean Alicia Occidental of the College of Teacher Education reminded fresh graduates that life outside campus is different to what they’re accustomed to. It requires maturity of an individual in order to perform duties and responsibilities they will be asked to do. Work requires passion and determination. It is an obligation. Being a college student is tough for most part, but the real challenge is the world outside the four corners of a classroom. Situations are tougher; challenges are harder, that it demand individuals to be stronger and smarter. Life itself is a challenge for people, with the outside world just waiting for these graduates; it would be their advantage if they can emulate what the man in the story was able to do. “As you start your journey, the first thing you should do is throw away that store-bought map and begin to draw your own”. – Michael Dell Jeryll Kim Mercado ACES...read more
“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world”. – Nelson Mandela With every goodbye, comes a new beginning. As the 4th year high school students bid adieu to their senior status, comes the opportunity to study in college welcoming these graduates with open arms. Last March 21 (Saturday), ACES welcome students and guests from different schools for the Open House Career Orientation. With great enthusiasm, the community of ACES met with aspiring college students to present and discuss to them the importance of pursuing education and how this will enable them to have a brighter future. Multiple guest speakers were present for the event, each of them encouraging and sharing advantages, as well as experiences of what it’s like to be part of the ACES community. Dean Alicia Occidental of the College of Education, who has been in the field of teaching for several decades shared how fulfilling and rewarding it has been for her to witness young individuals (including her previous students), then and now show eagerness to pursue studies despite circumstances. In addition, she has also given her take on the significance of three valuable things that people normally takes for granted. Time. Lack of time has always been an excuse for many to why things are not fulfilled and accomplished. Lack of time is impossible. Lack of proper time management is. Opportunity. As the popular saying goes: “opportunity knocks only once”, but then again, isn’t everyday an opportunity to chase your dreams and become better? Spoken Words. Words. How powerful can they be? They can only be forgiven, but never be forgotten. With her great experience in the field of teaching, she has given importance on education that is not only restricted on the four corners of a classroom, but as well as education on life itself, on how it impacts the overall growth of an individual. Dean Paul Leviste of the College of Criminology has given emphasis on the wide variety of opportunities awaiting these aspiring college students. He has shared how he, himself has used his knowledge and education to inspire and teach in multiple fields. He pointed out further, how a graduate of Criminology course has the ability to enter different fields of expertise depending on personal preference. He has explained that an individual’s capacity to succeed is not constrained into one, but into a diverse number of capabilities. Mr. Miguel Geneblazo, ACES Marketing Officer, discussed to students and guests the different courses to choose from ACES is offering. He has tackled the benefits and opportunities awaiting them once they’ve managed to enroll. Along with these, he has also presented the different scholarship programs ACES is offering for interested applicants. For others, education is a choice. But for some, education is a privilege. Being educated has opened multiple chances and opportunities for those individuals who manifest eagerness to learn and who dared to challenge themselves to be better versions of themselves. After all, the desire and willingness of an individual to study, depends on his desire to learn. By: Jeryll Kim Mercado ACES Instructor ...read more
Feb 14, 2015 —- It was a day meant for couples and lovers, even families to celebrate the feast of Saint Valentine, the patron of love. It’s when tons of flowers and heart-shaped balloons surround almost every corner of the streets. But as cliché as it may seem, for the ACES’ community, Valentine’s Day means celebrating a different kind of love. “Puso Mo, Para Sa Edukasyon Ko”, was the theme for ACES’ Fundraising event held at Pacific Mall, Lucena City. Students, members of the Board, the Administration and Faculty as well as outside supporters graced the First ever FunRun activity for the benefit of ACES’ scholars. With the runners and supporters coming from different places and ages, there were three (3) different running categories made available for them to choose from: 3k, 5k, and 10k respectively. This only shows that distance and age means nothing for those who are willing to support. As early as 4 am, even with the rain threatening to fall, members of the committee as well as supporters of the event flock at Pacific Mall for early registration. Mr. Miguel Geneblazo, ACES Faculty lead the aero-zumba warm up exercises in preparation for the running proper the attendees will endure. With the run marshals already at their designated places to control the flow of the runners, it was time to get those legs working. It was time to RUN. Registrants of the 10k distance kicked off at approximately 6 am, followed by the 5k runners, then 3k runners respectively. It was a bad weather indeed, but the desire of the supporters to raise funds was stronger that even as the rain managed to pour, runners pushed themselves to finish what they have started. Afterall, “Running for something is better than running from something”. By: Jeryll Kim Mercado ACES...read more
Tension is rising. Atmosphere was a bit nerve-wracking. From students to faculty members, from administrators to board of trustees; everyone was in anticipation of what was about to happen. It was the first for everybody. It seemed like a “triple-threat-treat” for every member of the school, it was a celebration of not only one affair but three events allowing everybody not only to give honor but to have fun as well. Last August 29 and 30 Alpha Centauri Education System Inc., celebrated its first ever Foundation Day. Starting with a mass lead by Fr. George Vargas followed by the blessing of each classroom then a motorcade showcasing the pageant candidates and students with their cos-play attires, it was a great opportunity for people outside to see and take notice of the school’s festivities. First is the celebration of Buwan ng Wika, and in honor of this, several competitions were held for students to showcase their creative abilities, as well as their verbal and written skills with the use of Filipino language. Here is the list of winners on their respective categories: Pagsulat ng Tula: Eldrin Arojado Pagsulat ng Sanaysay: Riza Espiritu Patimpalak sa Debate: Jun Alvin Asoy Pagbigkas ng Tula: Michele Legaspi Kasuotang Pilipino: Christian Salvan (Lalaki); Michele Legaspi (Babae) Apart from the above mentioned categories wherein a specific individual is given recognition for his/her contribution, there were also three competitions wherein two different groups battle it out through singing, dancing and choral reading. It was a great place for them to demonstrate their camaraderie and unity through presentations and performances. Here are the other winners on their respective categories: Sabayang Pag-awit: Huseng Sisiw Group Sabayang Pagbigkas: Huseng Sisiw Group Katutubong Sayaw: Huseng Sisiw Group With competition in mind, it’s but natural to associate it with Sports. Hence, the second event, ACES Intramurals was held. To open up this occasion, a morning aerobics session was attended by students as well as members of the faculty and administration. Each level had their own representatives battling it out in different sports categories, each trying to out-skill, and out-smart their opponents. It was intense at some point, only proving that ACES students are competitive by nature. Here is the list of winners on their respective sports categories: Chess: Nick Marientes Scrabble: Lara Alvarado Table Tennis: Anthony Borja Basketball Boys MVP: Angelo Rabe Basketball Boys: 3rd year Criminology Volleyball Girls: 2nd year Education Best in Attendance: 3rd year Criminology The anticipation for the main events during the Foundation Day had everyone filled with mixed emotions. If the first two celebrations...read more
“We should all know each other not only by names but also by heart.” – Dr. Angelito S. Abadilla, ACES President Last July 12, 2014 the Alpha Centauri Educational System, Inc. held its annual Acquaintance Party attended by the school’s administration, faculty, students and other staff members. With this year’s theme: “A night to remember, be acquainted with one another”, it aims to allow members of the institution, including the students to develop unity, camaraderie and companionship in preparation for the upcoming school year they will be facing together. A very well anticipated event especially for the Centaurians, this was a great opportunity for everyone to mingle and really get to know each other. This was the night for other students to help lower batches to get accustomed with their new surrounding ; this was the night for everyone to be with friends, and to make new friends. As part of the said event, students per course and batch took part in performing special intermission numbers, as well as, programs such as Mr. and Ms. Acquaintance 2014 in line with the event’s theme, which encourages unity, cooperation and enjoyment. It was a great night for every Centaurian. It was filled with good music, good food and good friends to share laughter and stories with. It was indeed a night to remember. By: Jeryll Kim Mercado ACES...read more
The Administration, Faculty Members, and the USC (United Student Council) conducted an orientation program for the Centaurians welcoming them to the academic year 2014-2015. The students were informed about the new policies of the school as well as the additional activities that they will encounter this year. Mrs. Gisela R. Tolcidas, school administrator, and Dr. Angelito S. Abadilla, school president, received the students with a challenge of making this school year more fruitful than last year both for the students and for the institution. Welcome...read more
ACES Alpha Centauri Educational System, Inc. K18 Diversion Road, Ilayang Dupay, Lucena City, Philippines 4301 Tel. No. (042) 373-7627; (042) 660-1290 http://www.aces.edu.ph PASSERS OF FREE SCHOLARSHIP EXAMINATION FOR S.Y. 2014-2015 GULANG-GULANG NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (GGNHS – Lucena City) Name Prospect Course Abilong, Jenniel BS Education Albiol, Jonalyn P. BE Education Andrade, Denielle BS Criminology Bantog, Ma. Clarisse Ann A. BS Criminology Cambronero, Mary Grace C. BE Education Candungo, Dominic L. BS Criminology Constantino, Julie M. BS Criminology/ Education Cosejo, Shaira BE Education DE RAMOS, DIANNE BS Criminology Dela Cruz, Verinica Angleica I. BS Criminology DELEON, MELONA M. BS Criminology Dimaranan, Christine May BE Education DIMARANAN, kp BS Criminology/ Education DOMINGUEZ, JHENG R. BS Education EDUNGAN, RICHELLE M. BS Criminology/ Education FELICIDARIO, PRINCESS L. BS Criminology FORBES, JOHN CHRISTIAN BE Education FRAILE, HAZEL M. BS Education HUERTO, GABRIEL ANNE V. BE Education JAYMALIN, AILEEN D. BE Education LEGASPI, MARRIANE DAE T. BE Education MACANANG, JAMAICA BS Criminology MANIPOL, ALIZON MAE D. BE Education MARQUEZ, MELANIE BS Education NARDO, JONATHAN A. BS Criminology PARPAN, RUBY ANN G. BS Education PAZ, JAN PAULO D. BS Criminology REX, JEWEL EVE BS Criminology/ Education SORIANO, JOHN MICHAEL BS Criminology VALDERAMA, FRANCE ELAINE H. BE Education ACES Alpha Centauri Educational System, Inc. K18 Diversion Road, Ilayang Dupay, Lucena City, Philippines 4301 Tel. No. (042) 373-7627; (042) 660-1290 http://www.aces.edu.ph PASSERS OF FREE SCHOLARSHIP EXAMINATION FOR S.Y. 2014-2015 LUCBAN ACADEMY (LA – Lucban, Quezon) Name Prospect Course ABARICIA, JEANELLE O. BS Criminology BALA, JHAZMINE DIANNE B. BS Criminology BALDOVINO, HANA B. BS Criminology/ Education BELEN, WEZZA C. BE Education Bontoc, Moira Philyn C. BS Criminology Borines, Roilan Jon V. BS Education CADA, DANNA PORTIA L. BS Education CAJIPE, JAMAE E. BS Criminology CATCHUELA, JONNARD D. BS Criminology DEAN, RENIEL A. BS Criminology DELAS ALAS, JOSE MARI C. BS Education DEVEZA, FRANCIS PAULO V. BS Criminology ELLOSO, TRIXCAI O. BS Criminology GRANADA, JOSHUA RENZ N. BS Education HUGO, JUSTINE MICHELLE V. BS Criminology HONA, MARIA CRISTINA S. BS Criminology MAGHANOY, STEPHANIE BS Criminology Nangca, Ivan Rafael B. BS Criminology NAVALLASCA, CLARISSE MAE BS Education OBLEA, GENE ALBERT M. BS Criminology OMLAS, KATHELEEN ANNE O. BS Education RAÑESES, SHIELA MAE M. BS Criminology Reyes, Dezza Lorraine O. BS Criminology SARIO, JANE DOMINIQUE G. BS Education SALANDA, SCHEZEREANA A. BS Education QUEVEDO, JOHN FAMMIEL E. BS Criminology QUIJANO, ANDREA VEATRICE B. BS Education ACES Alpha Centauri Educational System, Inc. K18 Diversion Road, Ilayang Dupay Lucena City Philippines 4301 (042) 373-7627; (042) 660-1290 http://www.aces.edu.ph PASSERS OF FREE SCHOLARSHIP EXAMINATION FOR S.Y 2014-2015 LUIS PALAD NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (LPNHS – Tayabas, Quezon) Name Prospect Course ATIENZA, ANDREA PAULA BS Education BANTAYAN, HYZEL DANNAH V. BS Criminology BUENAFLOR, JOANNE MAY B. BS Criminology/Education CABIGAN, CASSANDRA JOY V. BS Criminology CALUPIG, PRINCESS ANN BS Secondary CRUZ, MARY GRACE BS Criminology CONSTANTINO, GABRIEL C. BS Criminology CUARTO, JOHN CARLO BS Criminology DELA TORRE, AIRA MAE BS Education DEJORAS, JONNY J. BS Education GOB, MARIE KAYE A. BE Education GRAYELA, PATRICIA MAE S. BE Elementary GUINTO, JOHN ERIC R. BS Criminology HERNANDEZ, SIDNEY PAE L. BS Education JASMIN, CHRISTOPHER KEITH Z. BS Criminology LIMBO, CRISTINE ALEXXA P. BS Criminology MANIA, J-RHEN J. BS Education NICERIO, MARIA ANDREA V. BS Education...read more
We are very pleased to announce that Level #2, IFNA Recognition was granted to our Nurse Anesthesia Program by the International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists (IFNA). IFNA Recognition, the second category of approval, represents the commitment of our administration and faculty to a common standard of education quality for non-physician anesthesia programs throughout the world. The ACES’ Nurse Anesthesia Program was awarded the status of IFNA Recognition in May 2013 having completed all requirements of the Anesthesia Program Approval Process established by the International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists. The name of our program and curriculum will be posted in IFNA’s website: http://ifna-int.org/ifna/news.php as receiving IFNA...read more