Alarcon, Masias receive JAPI Recognition

Southville International School and Colleges junior students Nathan Adriel Alarcon and Rene Mark Steven Masias received the most sought Junior Achievement of the Philippines Inc. (JAPI) Medal Award during the 42nd JAPI Awards Night held last March 30, 2011.

Nathan and Steven’s business plan for a multi-purpose banana extract spray that works as shoe polisher, metal cleaner, deodorizer, and sanitizer was among the twelve finalists in the first-ever FedEx/Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge. The students’ business plan bested around a hundred entries in the competition.

The junior entrepreneurs Nathan and Steven, together with their Business Plan Adviser, Mr. Erwin Ragadio, … [Read more]

Blued Clothing Project Names SISC its First Champion

Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) emerged as Champion in the first ever Blued Project, a thesis-inspired, inter-university design and marketing contest. The SISC team was composed of Mass Communication students Jahdiel Abigail Mae Gay, Clarissa Jean Torres, Monica Diaz, Nicollo Ramon Alessandro Lopez, Mary Camille Arce, Jaresa Felipe, and Bernard Lomibao. Their Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) plan, which re-branded Blued Clothing and focused on catering to the youth bracket, bested the teams of Lyceum of the Philippines University, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, and University of Sto.Tomas.

“Our subjects in IMC, Public Relations and Advertising helped us a … [Read more]

Southville Media Arts Students Hold External Exhibit

Media Arts students of Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) held an external exhibit last February 28 to March 2, 2011 at The Enterprise Center, Makati City. Dr. Genevieve Ledesma-Tan, SISC’s Chief Executive Mentor, graced the opening day and congratulated the students for initiating this pioneering affair..

Dubbed as “Timeless Exhibit”, the event featured the masterpieces of Michael Brion, Krizia Erika Parungao, Lawrence Antonio Viriña, Grace Adriano, and Michael Manansala. The art hall glimmered with the five multimedia artists’ portfolio of photography, designs, layouts, and demo reels.

The group shares: “This activity greatly increased our confidence as we show our … [Read more]

US Work and Travel Applicants Get Approval

Five college students of Southville International School and Colleges were granted J1 visa* by the US State Department to participate in the US Spring Work and Travel Program starting March 4 to June 25, 2011. They are Kathleen Lorena (AB Mass Comm) who is assigned in Center on International Education Exchange in Portland; Loriza Delos Reyes and Kyoko Takeuchi (BSBA) in Cedar Point Amusement Park in Ohio; Megan Merrielle Delim (BS IT) in Kings Dominion in Virginia; Elizabeth Uyami (BSBA) in Bargain Beachwear in South Carolina and Ira Nicdao who is assigned in JW Marriott in Indianapolis.

The Work and … [Read more]

Contests, Lectures, Films Cap BSIT Days

With the theme “Knowledge is a Treasure, Practice is the Key”, the BS Information Technology students celebrated BSIT Days last January 26-28, 2011. Allen Troy Gatchalian, president of the Junior Philippine Computer Society (JPCS) – SISC Chapter led the opening ceremonies.

Highlighting the event were competitions in speed typing, photo editing and programming. BSIT students from all year levels actively participated and showcased their skills. Mr. Danilo Chua and Mr. Ryan Hope Racelis, BSIT instructors, conducted lectures about the latest trends in database management system and programming, respectively.

There were also several movies viewed during the event to make the … [Read more]

Juniors Undergo Career Exploration

The High School III class of Southville International School and Colleges had a Career Exploration Symposium last January 27. The event featured successful people in the fields of information technology, health services, hotel and restaurant management, legal services, engineering, and psychology who expounded on the practices, challenges, and rewards of each discipline. The activity was done to help the students identify their strengths and interests before applying for a college course.

The college options available from the Southville Global Education Network were also presented. SISC high school graduates need not take the SISC Admission Test (SISCAT), and scholarships are available … [Read more]

Southville Boosts Students’ Love for Science

Southville International School and Colleges, in partnership with the Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology, will hold an interactive Science Week Celebration on March 1-4, 2011. The event aims to increase students’ interest in Science and turn its abstract concepts to the tangible.
“We want the kids to perceive science as a relevant subject which permeates all walks of life”, says Dr. Richard Hartmann, SISC Director for Academic and Special Events.

The weeklong program features informative and exciting activities such as Exhibits, Lecture-Forum in Biology and Physics, the Chronojump Challenge and other Sports Competitions, the Science Olympiad, and an Understanding … [Read more]

SISC Ranks in StockXChallenge

Out of 115 teams from various colleges and universities, Southville International School and Colleges ranked 17th in the StockXChallenge as of Week 5 of the competition. Dubbed as “The Ultimate Game of Online Stock Trading and Investment”, the tournament started on December 1, 2010 and will end at the close of trading hours on February 28, 2011. Each registered team is given an initial virtual capital of Php 10 million as their online play money.

Ten college students represent SISC namely Marc Oñate (BS Tourism), Lemuel Calmerin (BSBA HRM), Anna Czarinna Fernandez (BSBA HRM), John Joshua Romero (BSBA HRM), Ma. … [Read more]

Tourism Student Wins Pageant

Third year BS Tourism student Alyssa Du bagged the title “Ms. Zuri International” in the First Young Filipino Tourism Advocates’ Power Conference held last February 26, 2011 at the PICC Forum 2 in Pasay City.

With the theme “Unleash the Next Big Thing in Philippine Industry”, the conference was opened to all students in tourism, travel management, hospitality management, aviation, and other tourism-related programs. A panel of distinguished speakers discussed new perspectives in the tourism industry.

A pageant dubbed Miss Tourism Student Philippines 2011 followed the conference wherein Alyssa Du won.… [Read more]

Wanted: Philanthropists

“We cannot change the world all at once but we can touch one life to make it better.”

And thus Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) shares with the country its vision, through the SEED Academy, of providing free two-year college course to deserving and highly motivated students of the lower socio-economic bracket of the society.

Now on its 10th year, the SEED Academy is one of the many corporate social responsibility projects of SISC that has already helped numerous less fortunate students land decent jobs because of the unique training given to them through the institution’s specially-designed academic program. … [Read more]