The Official Newsletter of VOLUME 2 NO. 1 Dr. Yanga’s Colleges, Inc. June to November 2007 DYCI officials revisit University of Michigan Dr. Elida D. Yanga, Executive Vice President with Prof. Lolita C. Roxas, Director of External Affairs Office, visited the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, USA on May 9, 2007. This was a follow-up of the DYCI Senior Vice-President’s visit on November 2006 which aimed to acquire information specifically on governance and management, quality of research and instruction, support for students, management of resources and relation with the community. Mrs. Ruth M. Yanga acted as Team Coordinator to facilitate the visit to the different colleges of the university. The first in their itinerary was at the College of Mechanical Engineering. The team was welcomed and accommodated by Mr. David Dowling, Associate Chair and Undergraduate Program Director and Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Dowling discussed matters on the structure and governance of the College and the strict implementation of their system on research that affects the tenure of the UM’s faculty member. He stressed that UM’s faculty on probationary status was required to conduct research not funded by the university. The professor also explained that a research finished within three years needed to be approved by the UM’s Provost, the President and the Regent only as grant to continue another three years of teaching research if the output would be favorable. Promotion from Associate Professional to Full Professorial would take effect after six years upon favorable evaluation. The next stop was at the School of Education with Cathey Reischt, Clinical Assistant Professor, who discussed matters in the department regarding their program offerings. Ms. Reischt provided the team with brochures and manuals concerning the quality procedure of the department The last stop was at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The team met with Martha E. Pollack, Professor and Associate Chair of the department. Professor Pallack expressed her intention of helping developing nations regarding information and technology. The visit ended with a tour and familiarization of the university. The team was provided with documents relevant to the DYCI’s move of upgrading and implementation of quality system. Dodong’s Aftermath Flood-soaked office documents and other office paraphernalia are left to dry along corridors. Typhoon Dodong leaves DYCI 2M damages Typhoon Dodong left the DYCI an estimated 2 million damages as it hit the Philippine area of responsibility particularly the Central Luzon in August 8, 2007. Most affected was Bulacan. Heavy rains triggered waist deep water that flooded the entire ground of DYCI in the evening of August 8, 2007. The school administrator suspended the classes at four in the afternoon to enable the students and employees to go home safely but hundreds of students and employees were stranded due to heavy downpour. Security officers said that water continuously rose and flooded the DYCI area. Meanwhile, sources said that the Angat Dam released water since it had reached its critical level. All offices were flooded, including the Offices of the Deans of College of Education, College of Maritime Education, College of Hospitality Management and Tourism, College of Business Management and Accountancy, High School, PEED, Cashiers, Libraries of Pre Elem and Elementary and High School Departments, Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Senior VicePresident, NSTP, External Affairs and classrooms of CBMA, CHMT, CME, High School, Elementary and Chemistry Laboratories. Computers in the two computer laboratories and office computers were all submerged in water. New books for sale at the Cashier’s Office were soiled while books in the Grade School and High School Continued p. . . 5 5,916 enrollees register for SY 2007-2008 A total of 5,916 students from pre-elementary level up to collegiate level registered at DYCI for SY 2007-2008. The Office of the Registrar reported the following figures: College of Nursing with the highest number of enrollees of 2.329; followed by the College of Hospitality Management and Tourism with 561 students and the College of Maritime Education with 436 enrollees. The College of Business Management and Accountancy has 199 while the College of Computer Studies has 138. The College of Education indexed 144 students and the College of Arts and Sciences beefed up to 13 enrollees. The School of Midwifery recorded 77 students. The College of Veterinary Medicine has 6 while the College of Agriculture registered 10 students. Meanwhile, the Basic Education Department noted an increase in the enrolment for SY 2007-2008. The High school Department has 1,440 students for the day classes while 89 students belong to the evening classes. The PEED recorded 459 students in the grade school and 94 in the pre-school. Compared to SY 2006-2007 of 6,455 enrollees, a decline in population was noted. Dr. Ariel Ocampo, the College Registrar, suggested that a study on the factors for decrease of enrolment be undertaken to determine its root cause. FLASH! CHED rates DYCI category B in IQUAME Story on page 10 The Official Newsletter of ter w Dr. Yanga’s Colleges, Inc. EDITORIALS Unity in adversity During natural calamities and disasters, schools are used for evacuation centers. Hence, we could not believe, not even in our wildest imagination, that our school would be the victim. Typhoon Dodong had left DYCI an estimated two million peso damages. The day after the typhoon, the school was in a complete disarray. Chairs, tables, cabinets and other classroom and office furniture and fixtures were scattered. Computers, electronic instructional materials, books, new and old were soaked in mud. Documents and files could no longer be deciphered. Thick mud and piles of debris everywhere. The sight was unbearable. were Insights by Perla B. Moraño Confronting the age of diminishing returns How is it like viewing life at the threshold of the age of diminishing returns? Some in lethargic state watch passively as the world goes by. Prone to skepticism, others believe that what is great in the morning will be little at evening and what in the morning was true, at evening becomes a lie. Hence, things of beauty no longer excite and delight. For those who wear rose-colored glasses, old age which leads to retirement is no hindrance to meaningful living. Retiring simply means retooling. It requires changing gears to meet the remaining years head on by striving to be counted in activities that enrich the body, mind, and spirit. Old age is the approach of evening time. It is time to take a stack of what is and what can be. It is time to count blessings – the big ones and the small ones and be profusely grateful for which ever comes in a well-lived day. More importantly, the evening, even in the absence of moonbeams and starlight, signals the dawning of a sunny morning. It augurs life and the enjoyment of a never- ending spring time with the light coming from the Consummate Rainbow! Waxing poetic? That’s the beauty and wonder of being a senior citizen. Every passing day is viewed as a blessing. The days that followed were spent in cleaning and rehabilitation. Some DYCI officials together with other office personnel joined hands in the clean up drive, hoping that some office belongings could still be saved. The Support Services Department with the assistance of the Bocaue Fire Department initiated the clean-up drive while office personnel recovered and retrieved some documents. Classes were resumed on the 13th of August. With the trials we underwent, oneness of a family was rekindled. With what happened to our dear institution, lessons were learned and a message was sent. EDITORIAL BOARD Dr. Luzviminda S. P. Manahan Dr. Francisca Y. Gallego Prof. Rowel D. Escalante Ms. Michelle M. Yanga Dr. Marciano D. Yanga Prof. Elvira Leones Contributors Prof. Esperanza S. Nuñez Editor-in-Chief Ms. Cristina Cruz Lay-out Artist Prof. Perla B. Moraño Prof. Augustino M. De Luna Columnist Consultants: Dr. Edgar S. Yanga Prof. Perla B. Moraño Dr. Donato S. Gallego Sofia is the official newsletter of DYCI and is published twice a year by the Publication and Research Development Office. Should you wish to publish your article and scholarly writings, please submit your work to: Publication and Research Development Office Dr. Yanga’s Colleges Inc. Wakas, Bocaue, Bulacan Tel No. (044) 6925291 loc 114 E-mail Address: email@example.com Page 3 SOFIA June to November 2007 116 BSN graduates march at the PICC Dr. Leah Primitiva S. Paquiz, National President of the Philippine Nurses Association was the commencement speaker. Dr. Paquiz, the current president of St. Lukes’ Nurses Association is also the president of the Pastoral Council of Filipino Evangelical Christian Church. In her message, the guest speaker narrated her own story of success and persuaded the graduates to plan and set goals to lead them to their ambitions as nurses and as persons. Present in the occasion were Dean Teodora M. Delos Reyes, who presented the graduates and Dr. Donato Gallego, Vice President for Academic conferred the graduates. Prof. Laura Salas, CON College Secretary, gave the opening remarks. Also present was Prof. Nolando Bautista, Director for Support Services. Prof. Eufrocinia dela Cruz, faculty and president of DYCI Alumni and Employee Association, inducted the new alumni. The graduates assemble as they prepare for their processional. A total of 116 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) graduates marched at the Plenary Hall, Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Manila on November 10, 2007 with the commencement theme, “Love Made Visible Through Service.” The graduates were those who met the requirements for the completion of Bachelor of Science in Nursing in October 2007. The graduation was attended by parents, faculty and staff of the College of Nursing. WHY SHOULD I DREAM? Augustino M. De Luna SBU Set-up Implemented Dr. Yanga’s Colleges Incorporated implemented the Strategic Business Unit (SBU) set-up this second semester, SY 2007-2008 to lessen the students’ burden on payment of school fees. Relative to this, an emergency meeting attended by the deans of all colleges, principals of departments and heads of offices was called by Prof. Michael S. Yanga, Vice President for Administration Human Resources and Finance, on October 10, 2007 at the CBMA Simulation Room. The Vice-President explained the objectives of the setup: primarily to ease the burden of students while paying their school fees during enrolment period. He further explained that each department would be audited individually and have its own financial statement – all geared towards better assessment of the performance of each department. The Deans would have the accountability and responsibility of running each college. Enrolling students would not have difficulties in transferring from one building to another. The Cashiers office would be strategically located. Meanwhile, Prof. Yanga commended the CHMT, CME, Basic Education Department for the increasing number of their enrollees due to on-going SBU. The SBU set-up was a factor in the increase of enrolment since focus on marketing and operation was prioritized. The members of the Academic and Administrative Councils approved the proposal and agreed to its implementation on the second semester of SY 2007-2008. What’s the use of dreaming? When dreans rarely come true Why do I keep on believing? That someday I’ll be with you? What’s the use of wishing? When my wishes never reach you I always keep asking myself Why do I love you? What’s the use of waiting? Waiting for you to love me, too Without even knowing If you feel the way I do. What’s the use of dreaming? One thing I’m sure it’s true At least in my dreams I feel that someday You’ll love me, too. Page 4 SOFIA June to November 2007 Tapioca and Morphine Michele Yanga L i t e r a r y Last snack of the dying and I can’t help but think that tapioca pearls may in some way resemble cancer cells in a way that we would show high school students: Little, hard knots of something that shouldn’t be there, an impediment to the pudding, a clot of unpleasant disruption to the texture. Especially inflammatory cancer that has no distinct tumor, but rather an army, a phalanx of cell, cancerous drones that infiltrate canals and alleys, bifurcations that are not meant for them. So to dream of things not of war, a larger white messenger is sent into the battle field, but it is not danger to the enemy. Oh no. Instead, it is a blanket to the already fallen, a concession, a news report already known to be false, but believed if only temporarily. And soon even that will not be strong enough to deceive. cauliflower tumor pear trees blossoming over the street Michele M. Yanga, youngest daughter of Dr. Ismael D. Yanga, lives and works in Southeast Michigan. A pianist since the age of four, she plays for church on Sundays and in recital with her students. She is an avid photographer and when she is not at work, she likes to travel-preferably to places that she has not yet photographed. Her most recent work is forthcoming at www.MaryJanesFarm.org. Solilokwi . . . - Double November- GARDEN DELIGHTS Perla B. Moraño At break of day the oasis of green I call my garden for many a year never fails to astound me. Blue-eyed forget-me-nots still wet with dewdrops unfurl their silken petals to welcome the soft tendrils of light bathing the carpet of green. Orchids in their queenly bearing confidently present themselves in delightfully varied hues; in rhythmic cadence with the passing breeze they nod their pretty heads to greet gladdened onlookers. Horsetails, with their strong presence, glory in their uprightness; collectively they appear as spires that point skyward dutiful in their role to remind people of the beautiful promises heaven holds. Santans, perennial as they are, possesss a beauty all their own; if cultivated by rows with tender loving care; borders unnoticed for their ordinariness become feasts for the eyes. As I contemplate on these marvels of God’s creations that surround me, truly I believe they signal the presence Kahapon, ika’y munting bata May munting pangarap Kay daling sabihan, kay daling hubugin Simple lang ang hiling, walang komplikasyon. Payak na tahanan, ang tanging galawan Bahay nila lolo, nagsisilbing parke Kay Nanay, Tatay at bunso, ayaw na mawalay. Puno ng pag-ibig iyong munting puso. Sa iyong paglaki, mundo ay naiba. Ang munting pangarap, tila nabura na. Ang hirap sabihan, parang kay tigas na. Mga simpleng hiling naging kumplikado. Payak na tahanan, di’ na pinapansin Si lolo at lola parang nalimot na Si Nanay at Tatay wala nang halaga Pag-ibig sa iba, tila umusbong na. Kahapon, parang kailan lang Bakit ka lumipas? Iniwang alaala, luha ang kasama O! kahapon sana’y magbalik ka. of Paradise unseen. Page 5 SOFIA June to November 2007 Sophistication by Esperanza S. Nuñez From the Presidents’ Desk by Dr. Marciano D. Yanga On searching…. Truly, life begins at forty and as you reach fifty, you begin to search. I believe part of man’s flight is to search – for the meaning of himself and his world. In his search, man observes, reflects, reads, writes or prioritizes things that for him are of utmost importance. Perflexing questions haunt him. Questions that are answerable while some are not. In despair, man tries to end himself or blames God for his failures. In the midst of luxury and comfort that life brings, man is never satisfied. His discontentment never ceases. He may have enormous wealth and prestige yet they are worthless if he has no one to share with. They say. “It’s lonely at the top” because you are alone. Hence, the meaning of life is not founded on tangible things. It is the person himself who could give meaning to his life. Life should not be built for us instead it should be built for others. These ‘others’ are the replica of God. Open your heart and let the Almighty breathe for you. Replace pride with humility. Make a covenant with Him. Stop counting your blessings but compute how much you let go; the greater the better. Make your possessions not part of your existence. Touch people’s lives and be a part of them. Remember, God is found in every single man you serve. “Live neither entirely for your self nor entirely for others but for God. It is only in Him that your search would be over. Part of your search yield on this: “All has reached perfection, and becoming a true person is the greatest perfection of all. Yet no one is born that way. Perfect your self daily, both personally and professionally and you become a consummate being, rounding off your gifts and reaching eminence. Signs of the perfect persons are elevated taste, a pure intelligence, a clear will and ripeness of judgment.” So, if you’re in your forty’s, start searching… Reminiscences… At my age memories of my younger years were something to recall. Those years started during the Second World War in 1943. I thought that would be our end since there was fight on air and in the ground between the American and Japanese soldiers. The Japanese soldiers at that time were very cruel and all our neighbors were killed. That was the time when prayers were indeed said day and night. At night, we hid under a fallen mango tree. Until it came to an end when more American soldiers arrived saving us from being killed by the Japanese soldiers. After the war, it was liberation time and all were recovering but most houses were destroyed. It was school time again in those years. I would say that the real spirit of Christmas was felt. There was peace and feasting done everywhere. It was not then a materialistic world like now. Christmas lanterns were all around. Families visiting each other and happiness seemed to be without end. Local delicacies abound. The ninongs and ninangs were happy seeing their godsons and goddaughters. I was wishing at that time that this kind of world would be what we will have. People were so friendly and God was the center of each family. It was so peaceful after the war. It seemed you lived like in paradise. Those experiences… remnants of my past… a kind of life that is worth to reminisce. Pains and pleasures… Such experiences were made possible by God because He was then the center of our lives. Now, amidst our difficulties in life, I do wish and hope that we will be God-centered so our country will prosper and will become a model to the world and obviously be the real “pearl of the orient.” Typhoon Dodong. . . . . .p. 1 Libraries were ruined. Stocked school uniforms at the Cashiers Office were all soaked in mud. Important documents, equipment and other instructional materials were ruined. Eventually, a clean up drive was undertaken by the employees from August 9-12, 2007 and classes then were suspended. Page 6 SOFIA June to November 2007 FEATURES EVP at the helm. . . . . Hawthorne once said “Every individual has a place to fill in the world and it is important in some respects whether he chooses to be so or not. Unmindful of the long travel from the south to north, this executive personally supervises the operation of DYCI particularly the College of Maritime Education, the College of Hospitality Management and Tourism and the Caregiver. Her looks is expressive of her diplomatic and democratic style of management, which motivates her subordinates. Her moves dictate assurance. She is a woman of action. With her credentials, one is most likely reluctant to approach her but a unknown to many she is approachable and considerate. A generous woman, typical of a Yanga. Being the president and owner of a modern retreat and reformation center in Tagaytay, she regularly shares her blessings with those who have less in life in isolated barangays in Tagaytay City through annual gift-giving programs. She extends a helping hand in times of calamities and disasters. Hence, what she is now, is a complete departure from her academic preparation of yesteryears. The lady executive acquired her basic education at St. Paul College, Bocaue, Bulacan. In 1965, she graduated with the degree of Doctor of Medicine at the University of Sto. Tomas. After passing the Philippine Medical Board Exam in the same year, she flew to New York for her internship at the Queens Hospital Center. At the Jewish Hospital and Medical Center of Brooklyn, she had her residency as an Obstetrician – Eventually, she was awarded as the Best Chief Resident – OB / Gynecologist in 1971. The following year, she passed the New York State Board Exam and immediately practiced her profession. Passing the Michigan Medical Board Exam is another feather in her cap. She has touched many peoples’ lives which earned her the award, Distinguished Service to the Community, catapulting her to the list of the World’s Who’s Who of Women in 1979. Her voluminous list of affiliations and her membership in organizations are but a few of the many recognitions heaped upon her. Notable among them are: secretary/ treasurer at the Livingston Country Medical Society, member of the Michigan Medical Society, the Queens Country Medical Society and other prestigious international organizations. For almost two decades of unselfish dedication to her profession in a foreign land, her course was unexpectedly altered. The sudden turn of events made her retire from medical practice and return to the Philippines in 1999. She established the Angels’ Hills Dr. Elida Retreat and Formation Center in Tagaytay City while simultaneously assisting the management of DYCI. In the process, the College of Maritime Education which was then sailing in the rough seas was rehabilitated. Thereafter, the College of Maritime Education ably circumnavigated with its rolling and pitching movement. The entire DYCI figuratively entered in track position at the Traffic Vessel Scheme, ignoring hazards at seas by maintaining its stability vis-a-vis implementing the quality management system. Her unending and unconditional support to the school generates aspirations to the DYCI family hoping that someday we shall reach the harbor which is the university status itself, safe with the President, Dr. Marciano D. Yanga, as the captain in the bridge and with the Executive Vice-President Dr. Elida D. Yanga at the helm. Dr. Elida D. Yanga, we salute you! Physician profile across the seas A young doctor of consequence Dr. David M .Yanga, bachelor son of Dr. Ismael D. Yanga, member of the DYCI Board of Trustees (BOT) passed the American Board of Family Medicine Examination on July 20, 2007. Dr. Yanga is a permanent resident of Howell, Dr. David Michigan. He obtained his degree in Preparatory Medicine in 2000 as summa cum laude from Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina and finished his Doctor of Medicine degree 2004 with high distinction at the Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. The young doctor also teaches at the University of Michigan where he was a recipient of University of Michigan Resident Teaching Award. He is also a part of Biochemistry Review Sessions of the Wayne State University School of Medicine At present, Dr. Yanga is a member of various associations such as; Livingstone Physician Organization, Huron Physician Organization, American Medical Association, Michigan State Medical Society and Alpha Omega Alpha. Likewise, he involves himself in outreach programs and community services. The doctor has successfully participated in various researches. The most recent was a residency research on Viewpoints and Opinions in Care at the End of Life conducted under the University of Michigan supervised by Dr. Philip Rodgers. Page 7 SOFIA June to November 2007 Community News “BAYANIHAN PARA SA PASKONG MAS MAKABULUHAN” LAUNCHED The Office of External Affairs launched an institutional gift giving project on November 28, 2007 through letter No. 019 s. 2007 dated initiated by the Office in-Charge of the Office of the External Affairs, Prof. Julieta Mactal. In time for Christmas Season, the actual gift giving will be held on December 16, 2007 at Dr. Jose Ramirez Memorial Park in Bocaue Municipal Hall. The project will be complemented by a Medical Mission spearheaded by the College of Nursing. The beneficiaries of the program are the 200 senior citizens of Bocaue and Home for the Aged and the less-fortunate orphans of Bethlehem House of Bread in Little Baguio, Baliuag. Bags of groceries, medicines and other basic needs that will be distributed are collectively gathered through donations and solicitations from the Dr. Yanga’s Colleges Inc. employees and students and DYCI industrial partners. School of Midwifery celebrates Midwifery Week The School of Midwifery celebrated its Midwifery Week on October 15-17, 2007 with the theme: “Excellence in Maternal and Child Care – A Worldwide Commitment.” Ball games among students and faculty and the Search for Midwifery 2007 culminated the activity. A freshman student, Jeanine dela Cruz won the title Miss Midwifery 2007 with Raviña Rei de Castro as 1st runner up, Paula Cristina San Diego, 2nd runner up and Gretha Reyes, 3rd runner up. CHED grants Recognition to DYCI - BSA In accordance with the pertinent provisions of Republic Act (RA) No. 7722 and by virtue of Resolution No. 153-2000 s.2000 of the Commission on Higher Education, a Government Recognition (GR) No. HER – 034 s. 2007 was granted to Dr. Yang’s Colleges, Inc. to operate the Bachelor of Science in Accountancy program on November 15, 2007. At present, there are 199 students enrolled in the program. The program is under the umbrella of Business Management and Accountancy with Dr. Donato Gallego as the Dean and Program Head Prof. Alberto Vagilidad, Program head. Prof. Austria delivers her opening remarks. A parade of faculty and students was held in the morning to signal the occasion followed by a short program. Prof. Evelyn DC Austria gave the opening remarks. She emphasized the role and responsibilities of future midwives in maternal and child care. Prof. Ongdico on the other hand, delivered an inspirational message. She inspired the students with her quotation “Wherever life may bring you, remember that you are earth bound angels whose God given mission is to protect and preserve life.” Page 8 SOFIA June to November 2007 Sports / Entertainment/Gallery BULPRISA PROVINCIAL MEET 2007 DYCI brings home 8 gold medals Dr. Yangas Colleges, Inc. participants BNN for Poster Making Contest both ranked fourth place. In athletics, Reality Tambalque, BSN for Chess, Jennilyn Lastria, BS HRM, Jennifer de Jesus BSC and Rheena Principe for Badminton and the women Volleyball team won gold medals. In the cultural event, the gold medalists were Eliza Marie Arnaiz, BSN and Rodrigo Pangan, BSN for vocal duet, Edgardo Eugenio, BSBA for Talumpati Di-Handa, while the silver medalists were Regie de Jesus, BSN for essay writing and Mary Genel Cruz, BSN for vocal solo. The bronze medalists were Rejman Jane Onayan for Oration and Camille Casquejo, BSED for Pagsulat ng Sanaysay. Roger Carlo Pineda, BSN for Extemporaneous Speech and Senna Candame, In addition, the silver medalists in chess were Mathew Daniel Artes and Rolex Rivera and Princess Leoncio and Ace Aspecto for badminton. Mrs Eileen Marcia Manzano, Miss Marienel Guevarra and Mrs. Gaudiosa Fremista served as coaches in the said event while Mrs. Herminia Guballa, the Student Affairs Coordinator, assisted the participants. Scholarship grants await the winners. brought home eight gold, 6 silver and 2 bronze medals in the recently concluded BULPRISA Provincial Meet held at Montessori De San Ildefonso, San Juan Bulacan on October 10 and 11, 2007. NEWS IN PICTURES MEETING AT THE DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, UM From left: Dr. Elida D. Yanga, Mr. David R. Dowling (Professor, Undergraduate Program and Chair, and Associate Dept. Chair), Dr. Ismael D. Yanga and Mrs. Ruth M. Yanga. MEETING AT THE COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, UM From left: Prof. Lolita C. Roxas DYCI Director for External affairs, Prof. Martha E. Pollack , Mrs. Ruth M. Yanga, wife of Dr. Ismael D. Yanga, DYCI BOT member and Dr. Elida D. Yanga, DYCI Executive Vice-President. Page 9 SOFIA June to November 2007 View Point Augustino de Luna Let us analyze the adjective noble if it fits us as mentors. Perhaps we would ask ourselves. Are we energetic, efficient and hard-working? In one of the seminars I attended, the speaker asked. . .Can you create an atmosphere of dynamic and healthy studentteacher relationship? Do you really see that students will gain knowledge of school’s vision and mission? To myself, his questions were very challenging; his questions were thoughtprovoking. Let us now focus on this self-examination for teachers and learn what is to be learned or take what is to be taken. After all, making errors is inevitable. No one is exempted from committing errors. However, mistakes are opportunities for turning over a new leaf. Let’s find out how we measure up with the questions below as our gauge. I. TEACHER’S PERSONALITY a. Do I take personal interest in the progress of each of my students? b. Am I fair to all without any preference? c. Do I speak in a pleasant, well-modulated voice so that I can be heard easily and naturally by all? d. Am I cheerful, energetic, kind, just and patient in dealing with them? e. Do I always use discretion, foresight, sound judgment? II. CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT a. Do I always give careful attention to the light and ventilation of my classroom? b. Is my classroom neat and conducive to learning? c. Do I train my students to observe good posture? d. Can I maintain control at all times and under all conditions? e. Are my students seated with special consideration for their size, hearing, vision and conduct? III. MY STUDENTS AND I a. Do I give them training on personality? b. Do I have a sense of humor that easily relieves the tension and weariness of the class? c. Do I take pains to deal with parents if necessary? d. Am I a friend and confidant of my students and have I gained their respect? e. Do I insist on good study habits and personal discipline among my students? Do we measure up to what should are expected of us? On Values FAMILY: Seedbed of Values Education Elvira Leones Values Education as part of the school curriculum is the process by which values are formed in the learner under the guidance of the teacher. In the Elementary Grade School, what we offer to our children is the Good Manners and Right Conduct or Character Education. There is no formal teaching of Values Education but it is integrated in all subject areas. The school and teacher’s role are just secondary, the basics are learned primarily at home. This is because home is the best and natural school. Nobody could be rejected in a natural school. In fact, all moral values are taught and learned in school that is, at home. It is at home where a child sees the love of God, hence, a family could be called the seedbed of Values Education. We can say that in a moral sense, the family is the vital cell of society because parents play a big role in helping and developing the behavior and personality of their children. It is from the family that we are born and find the first school of Virtues such as Charity, Justice, Obedience and others. According to Cardinal Koenig, it is in the family that one learns to practice patience and forgiveness, the meaning of true authority and trust. He also learns to serve and offer himself, to help and participate, to listen to others and appreciate the worth of sacrifices.” “It is the family that a man liberates him in the or way from the three capital sins of our time – materialism, selfishness and atheism. “It is in the family that a man sheds his selfishness. He learns to give concern to others which gives him the source of greater happiness then, his concern for himself”. Where in this world could you find a true life, of course on the family. Being in a family means having together, playing with the children, celebrating family events like birthday, feast days, eating in a common table, watching television, telling stories and chatting together. There are times that when husband and wife do not talk with each other, children seem to be quiet too. We should try to avoid such trouble. Instead parents as first teachers of their children should set good examples and through role modeling, they could impart and share positive values to their children. A child learns through examples, through imitations so parents must set standards and demonstrate values. A parental value gives strength, integrity and courage to children. Parents must be the first example to respect ones opinions and attitudes. When husband and wives love one another, the children also follow. Justice and fairness are also felt in a true family. Parents should see that they don’t play favorites. If parents are both working, they must find time to spend an hour to let them feel that they are still one family. Maids and helpers just assist in the household chores. Everybody works and have their assignment at home. The family, however, gives and nurtures new life. The family is also the vehicle through which each generation replaces itself and come to knowledge of human relationship. It is in the family wherein the individual should be free to be themselves where they rightfully expect to find love and acceptance welcome and solace, happiness and comfort, support and encouragement. The best foundation of a family is a true home which is based on mutual trust, confidences and affinity among all family members. In the end, as Pope John Paul II has said, “Each member of the family has to become in a special way the servant of the other, and share their burdens. Each one must show concern not only for his or her own life but also for the lives of the other members of the family, their needs, their hopes, their ideals. Page 10 SOFIA June to November 2007 CHED rates DYCI Category B in IQUAME Pursuant to CMO 58 series of 2007 dated November 14, 2007, the Commission on Higher Education formally declared that Dr. Yanga’s Colleges Inc. qualified for the Category B institution as a result of the Institutional Quality Assurance through Monitoring and Evaluation (IQUAME) assessment conducted in November 2006. Category B is the rating given to developing higher institution. In the said CMO, DYCI is the only school in Region 3 listed under / institution with Category B. Other institutions with the same category are Perpetual Help College of Pangasinan, Malasiqui Pangasinan (Region 1); PLT College Bayumbong, Nueva Viscaya Region (II); Foundation University, Dumaguete City (Region VII); Andres Bonifacio College, Dipolog City and Dipolog Medical Center College in Dipolog City (Region IX).. Earlier, the status was announced by former CHED Region 3 Commissions Dr. Felizardo Y. Francisco in a Consultative time Conference held on March 9, 2007 at Angeles City. The commission en-banc released the order this November. Meanwhile, the confirmation further inspired the administration and faculty to work more than ever before to provide quality education. New Office Atty. Santos heads Office of Legal Affairs Atty. Tricia A. Santos, legal adviser of the Dr. Yanga’s Colleges Inc., has been appointed by the Board of Trustees to head the newly created Office of Legal Affairs. The Office of Legal Affairs is housed at the Senior Vice President Office. The office is tasked to oversee and coordinate and of offices rules with and and the assist different in the in CCDIT sponsors faculty seminar The Office of the Center for Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology (CCDIT) in coordination with the offices of the Senior VicePresident, the Vice-President for Academic Affairs and the Human Resource Development sponsored a three day seminar involving faculty members of the Dr. Yangas Colleges on October 22-24, held at the College of Nursing mini-auditorium. The seminar was initiated by CCDIT Director, Prof. Perla B. Moraño. She tapped the selected DYCI faculty members and administrators as resource speakers. Prof. Michael S. Yanga, Vice-President for Administration, Human Resources and Finance gave a lecture on the topic “Profile of an Effective Mentor”. Other speakers were Prof. Ariston Corpuz; faculty, College of Arts and Sciences who discussed “Professionalism and its Implications” and Prof. Ernesto Fajardo, another CAS faculty member, enlightened the participants on the topic “English Proficiency Enhancement”. In addition, Prof. Esperanza S. Nunez, Director of Publication and Research Development Office provided Updates on Research while Prof. Perla B. Moraño, the director herself, imparted knowledge on “Teaching Methodologies”. Film viewing and critiquing of a video recorded teaching demonstration highlighted the seminar. The seminar is part of the DYCI commitment to provide seminars/trainings to faculty for their professional growth and development. departments promulgation regulations accordance with legal policies. Atty. Santos is a practicing lawyer. She took her Bachelor of Science in Legal Management in 1996and finished her Bachelor of Law at the Ateneo de Manila University in 2000. She immediately passed the bar examination the following year.