Basic Ed

The Power of Determination

Southville high school alumna Arisa Takagi discussed how she made it to the top and her plans for the future.

Southville taught Arisa to always adhere to excellence in everything she does. “Simple or difficult, always give your best so you won’t have any regrets or what-ifs.” In college, Arisa made sure that she gave her best effort in everyday quizzes, recitations, homework, major reports, practical examinations, and revalidas.

Finding out that she was graduating Magna Cum Laude felt surreal, and Arisa is thankful to God for her achievement. “I planned to give my best starting in first year because … [Read more]

Write All You Can

Do you want to be a published author one day? Southville alumna and gifted writer Jayra Almanzor shares what she does.

1.) I write whatever comes to mind. One thing I always see when my classmates from Canada approach me with their novels-in-the-making is that they’re always just two chapters in because they keep editing. While editing is integral in writing, it should, in my opinion, be done at the end as it only distracts one’s flow when writing. In other words, throw away perfectionism in your first draft and you’ll finish in no time!

2.) I drink coffee or … [Read more]

Southville president speaks at the first ASEAN+ Convention

Southville International School and Colleges President Dr. Marl V. Ferenal keynoted the recently held ASEAN Convention last May 21-22, 2015 at the Philippine Columbian Association, Plaza Dilao, Paco, Manila on the topic “Capital Market Opportunities in ASEAN Region.”

The ASIAN Council of Leaders, Administrators, Deans and Educators in Business (ACLADEB) conducted the first ASEAN Convention in the Philippines with the theme, “Business Education Cooperation among ASEAN Higher Institutions and Industries.” Organized to improve the delivery of quality business education, the convention also functioned as the ASEAN annual gathering of school administrators/officials, deans, business educators, and industry partners among ASEAN member … [Read more]

Recognition Speech of Miguel Villar (June 21, 2014)

We have just celebrated the success of the students who have given their all in the past academic year. But, come to think of it, what exactly made it so that they could achieve their goals?

I’ve learned throughout my entire life in basic education that success is a two way street. If we decide to show our drive to achieve our goals, then in return success will chase after us. You see, in order to go beyond the limits, we need to have focus and passion for our aim; if you couple that with hard work and dedication,then surely … [Read more]

Ready for the new beginning

Ms. Malen Ibañez, Head of C.A.P.S., gives a preview of the department’s programs for AY 2015-2016.

The Counseling and Psychological Services or C.A.P.S. Department of Southville International School and Colleges offers a variety of programs to help the students of SISC adjust in the school setting, cope with any challenges and thrive to be vital members of the community through SISC’s twin thrusts Academic and Values Excellence and our mission, the 5C’s (Competence, Character, Collaboration, Creativity, and Commitment to Achieve).

This year we will be offering the following services:
• Routine, Intensive, Peer/Special Group Counseling
• Sponsorship Program for all … [Read more]

Believe…Achieve…Make a Difference: Class 2016 Grade 6 Valedictory Speech

Dr. Genevieve Ledesma – Tan, our Founder and Chief Executive Mentor, Dr. Marl V. Ferenal, our President, Ms. Jocelyn P. Tizon, our Vice President for Administration, Ms. Avic F. Suarez, our Principal, Ms. Gladys F. Mintu, our Deputy Principal, dearest 2nd moms and dads (a.k.a. our advisers), teachers, parents, grandparents, guests, and my batch mates… AMAZING MORNING!!!

I’ve thought about what I would say here today. It is hard to think of things to say, to organize my thoughts, memories down the lane. We are barely in our teens. We have not yet outgrown anime, NERF, video games (who gets … [Read more]

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]