South Philippine Adventist College celebrated the investiture of its ninth president, Dr. Chliejvferwyn C. Catolico, during a ceremony on August 31, 2022, at the SPAC gymnasium. The ceremony also served as the installation of the college administrators, Dr. Catolico as the College president, Dr. Lotchie D. Genon as the Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Ms. Alpha C. Duran as the Vice-President for Finance, and Mr. Irvin N. Mirabueno as the Vice-President for Student Affairs and Services.

 

Church leaders from the Southern Asia Pacific Division, namely the Education Director Dr. Bienvenido G. Mergal and the Associate Education Director Dr. Edward Bryan Sumendap, took part in and witnessed the installation ceremony. The event was also attended by the leaders from the South Philippine Union Conference, Executive Secretary Pastor Heshbon R. Buscato, Communications Director Pastor Roxie Pido, Education Director Dr. Alevir Pido, and Associate Education Director Sir Romy Lamputi. The Vice-President for Academic Affairs of Mountain View College, Ma’am Chona Ramos, also joined the ceremony.

 

Some of the ceremony’s highlights were the awarding of the presidential medallion to Dr. Catolico as a symbol of leadership and authority, Pastor Buscato sharing an inspirational message emphasizing one’s leadership journey, and Dr. Mergal leading and administering the installation rights and oaths of the newly elected and re-elected administrators.

 

Dr. Catolico has served as president of SPAC for the longest time and is currently the ninth college president. “I have been working with God for 33 years now. And I feel he has prepared, nurtured, and paved my way to stay with Him,” Dr. Catolico said during his presidential address. He added that teachers and staff serve as front-liners in restoring human beings to their original relationship with God by instructing, reaching out, and nurturing students. With high hopes, Dr. Catolico and the whole institution seek to deliver the services God desires.

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– Joyce M. Geronda, The Collage

 

Adventist Education is not just acquiring a particular course of study but also equipping students for the joy of lifelong service to God, church, and country. To continue this commitment, South Philippine Adventist College started its limited face-to-face classes on August 15, 2022. After two years of online/modular types, new faces and old ones reunited to embrace the physical learning mode amidst the pandemic.

 

This limited face-to-face class brought joy to the students, where they could learn and interact with each other in person. “I am overjoyed as of the moment knowing that we are back in our face-to-face class after all the hardships of distance learning,” Mekko Eleine Doluna, a 2nd – year BSBA student, said in an interview with SPAC Media.

Following the ongoing pandemic protocols, SPAC faculty and staff provided safety measures to keep the students safe in the limited face-to-face classes. “Let us face the face-to-face classes with God’s providence, with the protocol, and with our presence,” Vice President of Academic Affairs Lotchie D. Genon said in an interview.

 

Since Matanao is still on the Alert Level 2 COVID restrictions, SPAC must abide by the 50% indoor and 70% outdoor capacity for fully vaccinated students. With this, students observe the minimum public health standards, including checking temperature, maintaining physical distancing, wearing face masks, and filling in the Health Declaration forms.

 

Indeed, this school year has once again ignited the students’ and teachers’ enthusiasm for in-person learning needed for this world and for the world to come.

 

All glory to God!

 

Photos by the SPAC Media Club

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SPAC Celebrates 72 years of God’s Goodness

-Ronette Joy Alfanta, The Chronicles

On February 11-13, South Philippine Adventist College celebrates its 72nd founding anniversary.

 

As a celebration of God’s goodness, SPAC held a 3-day event to commemorate the 72 years of serving students and God. The event started early on Friday, February 11 with a simple warm-up before a biking experience, “padyak”, participated by faculty and students. It was followed by the opening program and releasing of 72 balloons. Exciting games and a food bazaar continued late that morning. Faculty, students, and other guests held afterward a thanksgiving concert on Friday night.

Solemn sabbath worship begins early on Saturday. A special sabbath school program, “Lest We Forget”, reminisces special memories and moments of the past good years of SPAC. The divine worship followed, with the message of God delivered by Dr. Bryan Edward Sumendap, the Associate Education Director of Southern Asia Pacific Division.  On the last day, as a culmination program, SPAC held a faculty banquet with the theme: A night of Love and Merriment at Megas World Hotel in Digos City.

 

God has indeed been gracious and good to SPAC for the past 72 years and as more years to come, may God continue to guide and bless His institution until His return.

 

Shine on, SPAC!

 




SPAC Bloodletting Drive Yields 68 Bags

-Joyce M. Geronda, The Collage

 

           Despite the early rain, South Philippine Adventist College, in partnership with Davao Blood Center, LGU Matanao, and SDA Matanao District, conducted a bloodletting activity on February 25, 2022. With the aim to save lives and respond to the rising demand for blood, this event resulted in the total collection of 68 blood bags from various dedicated donors in the area.

           This activity officially started with the Welcome remarks from the SPAC President, Dr. Chliejvferwyn C. Catolico, who also acknowledged the support of the Davao Blood Center headed by the Donor Recruitment Officer Janson Cajegos. To show their support for this program, SPAC faculty and staff, Barangay Camanchiles, San Vicente residents, and 24 volunteers participated in this noble event. Records show that a total of 80 blood donors appeared in SPAC Gymnasium from 7 until 11 on the morning of said event.

           With this, the school stayed true to its mission of serving not just the Lord and the church, but also the country and its people. Campus Chaplain and Church Pastor Zacharias Escobidal said that volunteers chose to help and donate blood despite the busy schedule and holiday. “This activity aims to help people and ourselves, especially that we are in dire need of blood as of this time,” Pastor Escobidal said in an interview. Indeed, this event showed a different view of heroism where by donating blood, we can save lives.







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A Cause For A Dream

This school (SMA- SPAC) that builds character prepared me to work in this place both as a nurse and an entrepreneur.

Get your education here!

JARED ESPENORIO
SMA (SPAC Academy) Alumnous
Former Registered Nurse at Montefiore Medical Center, N.Y., USA
Entrepreneur, U.S.A.

 

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SPAC is a holistic training ground for excellence that will mold and nurture the youth to excel for Christ.

In this school we were trained to gain true wisdom and knowledge. To achieve great things and to survive hardships and be successful in defeating trials, make God as your guide and light and put your ALL in ALL to Him.

Aim and Achieve!

Soli deo Gloria.

Glenice Mae A. Nebato, RN
Graduated BSN at Mountain View College
Nursing Licensure Exam 2015 Top 7
SPACA Trenchant ‘11

 

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