Living the Southville Way

HS Alumna Alyanna Ong recounts how a Southville education walked her through college life with Jesselle Villegas from the Office of Public Relations.

For Alyanna Ong, Southville is her second home. “The teachers were very accommodating and approachable. My classmates were very down to earth. Even the kuyas, ates, and guards were very friendly,” she said in a recent interview. Alyanna always looked forward to school activities such as intramurals, Tug-o-wits, CGS, ISAC, ENTREP, and Academic Week. A Southville experience she will never forget was when she brought home the ISAC championship for two straight years. Aside from enabling her … [Read more]

Show It Some Love: The SISC College Library—Take Two!

In the second part of the college library feature, Mr. Roderick Ramos talks about the benefits of reading and developing good reading habits.

“The library personnel adopt 5As of Library Tourism and Hospitality in providing information and reference service to clients, namely: library ARRIVAL, library ACCOMMODATION, library ACCESS, library ACTIVITY, and library ATTRACTION. Under each are specific activities that engage and make every client’s stay in the College Library enriching and productive,” said Mr. Roderick Ramos. The SISC College Library promotes the use of its facilities, services, and resources through innovative ways to entice patrons to visit the library. Examples … [Read more]

Thank You, Southville: Class 2015 College Cum Laude Acceptance Speech – Lorebelle Bautista

Dr. Genevieve Ledesma-Tan, Chief Executive Mentor; Dr. Marl Ferenal, President; members of the management; honorable guest speaker Ambassador Delia Albert; our beloved professors, our dear parents, friends; and my fellow graduates, a pleasant day to all!

Let me begin with a story. There was a shopkeeper who was struggling to stay in business. He went to a monk for advice. He said to him, “I’ve been working so hard for so long, but I feel like I’m getting nowhere. Why shouldn’t I just give up?”

The monk took him outside and said, “Look at the fern and the bamboo. I … [Read more]

Until We Meet Again: Class 2015 SEED Academy Valedictory Speech

Confucius said, “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”

We find ourselves here tonight, about to finally end this chapter of our lives, a living proof that we overcame all hindrances in our way. It’s not the diploma that matters, but what it symbolizes – that we completed a seemingly unreachable climb. And we did it with all our hearts.

I remember the saying, “We cannot direct the winds, but we can adjust the sails.” In one of our days here in SEED Academy, we experienced preparing “parol” for the Lantern Making Contest held by SISC. We had a … [Read more]

Valedictory Speech of Thae Hoon An, International Baccalaureate (IB) Class of 2011

Dr. Genevieve Ledesma-Tan, Dr. Marl V. Ferenal, Ms. Avic Suarez, Ms. Marie Ann Mirando, members of the management, Dr. Melva Diamante – our honorable guest speaker, mentors, parents, guests, students, and fellow graduates, a pleasant evening to all.

August 24, 2009 is one of the most meaningful days in my 20 years of existence. It was the first day of my IB Diploma Programme experience. Two years ago, I was just a young boy who had an obscure ambition to be a chemical engineer someday in the future. Although I did not have knowledge on what the International Baccalaureate was

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Southville Partners with Rotary Club for Entrepreneurship Programs

The Southville Global Education Network (SGEN) recently signed several agreements with the Rotary Club of Makati – Salcedo Chapter for the latter to provide funds to support the business ventures of students enrolled in SGEN’s entrepreneurship and capital market and securities programs. The agreements were formally sealed last January 15, 2011 at Bistro Lima of Southville Foreign University, in the presence of Dr. Genevieve Ledesma-Tan, Chief Executive Mentor of Southville International School and Colleges (SISC), Dr. Angelito Dizon, President of Rotary Club of Makati-Salcedo, and Dr. Rhoderick Santos, Chairman of Vulture Private Equity Unlimited, Inc.

Under the provisions of the

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New Perspective Brings Great Literature

There is always one teacher that never ceases to amaze.

Literature class. You know what they say about literature classes. Read this, read that, memorize this, memorize that, write this, write that. Long classics, old poems, odd symbols, deep words. Boring.

But the World Literature class of Sir Mark Adrian Ho is very different. It is fun!

Mr. Ho has carefully curated readings in prose and in poems, classics and contemporary, short and long text assignments designed to be engaging and interesting. Class work is not the usual essay on reflection, but a game with an objective pointing system. The … [Read more]

One Swing at a Time

INNOVE graduate and winner in the recent 2015 Future Champions Golf (FCG) World Championship, Abegail Arevalo talks about the sport and her Southville education.

Q: At what age did you start to play golf, and how did you get into the sport?
Abegail: I started hitting a few plastic balls with plastic clubs when I was about two years old. I started training seriously when I was five and joined Callaway Junior World when I was six. I got into the game because my dad influenced my whole family with it. My dad is a golf pro. Our whole family … [Read more]

Hard Work and Humility: Nicollo Lopez

“Humility will get you places”—wise words that Nicollo Lopez imparted to us as he told us about his days as a college student in Southville International School and Colleges, and as a working force in the filming industry today.

Nicollo Ramon Alessandro Lopez, usually called “Nic” by his peers and colleagues, is a Communication graduate of SISC Batch 2013. During his college days, he faced many hardships and challenges before he graduated last April 2013. Nic was a working student. He had to support himself and his family by already entering the corporate world from his first two years … [Read more]

5 Southville Alumni Overcome the Philippine Bar Examination

In the recent release of the November 2015 Philippine Bar Exam Results, four alumni of Southville Internationals School and Colleges officially become lawyers by passing the said exam.

Ms. Akemi Aida, Mr. Ernest Levenza, Ms. Kathleen Clareza, Ms. Maicha Lucaylucay and Ms. Jeanne Carla Ferrer, graduates of Southville High School Class 2005, are now full-fledged attorneys-at-law.

In a special correspondence, the new attorneys shared their happiness and excitement on reaching their dreams.

SISC: Can you tell us about your student days in Southville? What is your favorite experience in Southville?
ATTY AKEMI: My student life is, in itself, my favorite … [Read more]