The collegiate level hosted its 5th flag-raising ceremony on Wednesday, October 4, at the AC-EZE stage. The event was sponsored by the School of Criminology.
The program commenced with an invocation led by Rev. Arvie P. Estabillo, the School Chaplain, followed by the singing of the Philippine National Anthem conducted by Julie Mae S. Catchin, a criminology intern, the Panatang Makabayan led by C/1Lt. Jcee A. Dacumos, and the Vizcaya Hymn by Zenaida Esporton, also a criminology intern. Ruben M. Barroga Jr., a criminology intern, then led the reading of the AC Mission, Vision, Goals, Objectives, and Core Values.
Following this, announcements and updates were shared by the deans and heads of offices. Engr. Josephine P. Jasmin, Vice President for Administration, recognized ACians who participated and excelled in the Provincial Skills Competition in Nueva Vizcaya, with the theme “Sa teknikal na kasanayan, kabuhayan ay gagaan,” held at the PLTCI Multipurpose Convention Center, Solano, Nueva Vizcaya, on September 28. Notably, John Quincy C. Gavina, a first-year BS in Electrical Engineering student, was declared champion in the Electrical Installation and Maintenance contest, and Jayson F. Morales, a BS in Electrical Engineering alumnus, secured the champion title in the Electronics Products Assembly and Servicing contest. Additionally, Patricia Alcantara and Kayezel Grace Bangcado, both third-year Hospitality Management students, were recognized for representing ACI in the 2023 Provincial Skills Competition (Bread and Pastry Division).
Meanwhile, Engr. Romeo M. Bicad, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Business, Management, and Accountancy, acknowledged the achievement of a group of Hospitality and Tourism students: Eugene Castro, Sheila Mae Dela Cruz, Mariane Leika Morales, and Angel Jeanlyn Acedo. They secured third place in the 1st Glamping Competition, which was part of the 2023 Nueva Vizcaya Tourism Month celebration with the theme “Tourism and Green Investments” held at Lower Magat Eco-Tourism Park, Diadi, Nueva Vizcaya, on September 27.”
Subsequently, Rev. Dr. Micah Ryan B. Ramel delivered an inspirational message wherein he highlighted three key points in celebration of Teacher’s Day. First, he emphasized that schools should be learner-centered rather than teacher-centered. Second, he stressed that while it is essential for teachers to attain advanced qualifications and expertise, these should be utilized to bridge the gap between teachers and learners. Third, he encouraged teachers to embrace their role as mentors and guides, supporting, assisting, and protecting their students while remaining firm in their guidance.
The ceremony concluded with a rendition of the AC hymn conducted by Maricris T. Torres, a criminology intern, followed by a group photo session involving all the employees.#
Report by: Zenaida Esporton
Photos By: Marydhel Hope S. Evardone
Mark Anthony B. Sastrillo