Thursday, August 27, 2009

NDKC bags three championships

The Notre Dame of Kidapawan College once again proved its worth in the recently concluded 1st Inter-collegiate activity dubbed as Holi 2009 held last August 21, 2009.

Pop Dance Contest
  • Champion - Notre Dame of Kidapawan College
  • 1st runner-up - University of Southern Mindanao - Kidapawan City Campus
  • 2nd runner-up - North Valley College Foundation, Inc.

Picture Critique

  • Champion - Notre Dame of Kidapawan College
  • 1st runner-up - University of Southern Mindanao - Kidapawan City Campus
  • 2nd runner-up - (i forgot)

Search for Ambassador of Goodwill 2009

  • Ambassador of Goodwill 2009 - Notre Dame of Kidapawan College (Joerem Jamilarin)
  • 1st runner-up - University of Southern Mindanao - Kidapawan City Campus
  • 2nd Runner-up - North Valley College Foundation, Inc.

In the search for Ambassadress of Goodwill, Charmaine Fajanela represented NDKC and she ranked 4th out of six participants. Charmaine also bagged the Miss Photogenic title.

Holi 2009 was participated by seven tertiary institutions from Kidapawan City.

  • Central Mindanao Colleges
  • Colegio de Kidapawan
  • North Point College of Arts and Technology
  • North Valley College Foundation, Inc.
  • Notre Dame of Kidapawan College
  • Read Data Access Computer College
  • University of Southern Mindanao - Kidapawan City Campus

Friday, August 7, 2009

Top Performing Students in Computer Programming 1

Congratulations to the following students who topped the CS/IT 113 - Computer Programming 1 Class for the first trinal 1st semester school year 2009-2010.

Name Course/year Grade Rank

1. CUIZON, Analie S. BSIT - 1 90% 1

2. CADERAO, Henry BSIT - 1 88% 3
MARTINEZ, Jennilyn S. BSCS - 1 88% 3
ORFRECIO, Mansour BSIT - 1 88% 3

3. JAO, Elien P. BSCS - 1 87% 5

4. PACATANG, Kenneth BSIT - 1 86% 6

5. ALVAREZ, John Mark BSIT - 1 85% 7

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Thank you President Cory for the gift of democracy!

I can still remember myself watching television when I was about to turn 6 years old. I kept on asking my nanay (mama) why a lot of people are shouting in the streets wanting to oust Marcos? Who's Marcos anyway? My nanay told me that Marcos is the President or the leader of our country for twenty long years and Filipinos already want change.

I actually cannot differentiate life with Marcos and life without him because I was just starting to understand things. I was only in kindergarten then. However, the slogan that I see in TV saying "tama na, sobra na, palitan na" made me realize that most people if not all really want something to happen and that is to topple the cruel Marcos regime.

I was also curious why most people were wearing yellow raising their hands with the L sign. And again my nanay generously responded and told me that yellow is the color of Cory Aquino who is the leader that Filipinos want to replace Marcos as President. I was just starting to learn colors that time and the first two colors that I was able to identify are red (color of Marcos) and yellow (color of Cory). My mother did not know the meaning of the L sign. It was only in my elementary years I knew that L stands for "laban."

As I go down memory lane, I consider this particular event in our country's history as the very first national event that I have learned and witnessed on television as a young kid. I can even remember myself asking my nanay if we can go to EDSA to join the rally. At that time I just thought that as a playful child I will enjoy staying with a lot of people in the streets not knowing the threats to our lives had the military stayed loyal to Marcos.

Much has been said about the gifts that the Lord has given us through the lady named Maria Corazon Cojuanco-Aquino. She is truly an epitomy of grace under pressure because she was able to overcome all the obstacles in her life as a wife, a mother, grandmother, and as a leader with calmness. President Cory is indeed the "Filipino of the Century" as recognized by the Philippine Free Press. She may not be the most intelligent or ideal President because of her vulnerability but her clean governance as a result of her strong moral values, made me consider her as the best President the Philippines ever had.

Thank you President Cory for inspiring us to courageously face life despite these trying times. You are worth remembring of.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Violeta M. Alqueza: A salute to a fine lady and a dear NDKC faculty

We are all saddened with the passing away of a beautiful woman inside out – Dr. Violeta M. Alqueza whom I consider as one of the most loved teachers in Notre Dame of Kidapawan College.

Maam Violy as we call her has touched the lives of many students and teachers as she had generously given her commitment as a Marist mission partner of NDKC. She is a perfect example of a Marist educator who had lived a simple way of life. Her love of work has always been and will always be an inspiration for all of us to work for the greater glory of God.

Words are not enough to describe Maam Violy’s contribution as an intelligent and considerate teacher, guidance counselor, and administrator. Like the late president Corazon Aquino, Maam Violy’s religiosity allowed her to overcome many obstacles in her life. Hence, her gentle remarks made everyone “at home” with her company.

I thank the Lord for allowing us to experience life with a very fine lady.

On behalf of the Faculty-Employees Association of the Notre Dame of Kidapawan College, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy and condolences to the bereaved family of Dr. Violeta M. Alqueza.

To Maam Violy, we all know that you are now with God in heaven. Thank you for your gift of presence and we just want you to know that “you will always be remembered.”