Basic Ed

Reaching for the Top

Get to know Southville’s Nursing Board Exam top-notcher John Anthony Ngo in this special Q&A!

Question: What motivated you to take up Nursing in college?
John: The stability of the healthcare profession in the US. I’ve witnessed firsthand how nurses in the US had an easier time finding jobs compared to other professions.

Q: How did Southville train you for the life you have now as a registered nurse?
J: Southville has given me the knowledge and the values to become an effective and competent registered nurse.

Q: Which of the 5C’s describe you the most?
J: Competence.

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ALUMNI WATCH – One-on-One with Von Lacorte

As college students, we are always interested and curious about what happens to the higher batches after they graduate, and what it’s like to be a young professional. Well, what better way to know than to interview one? I got the chance to interview Von Lacorte, a Southville alumnus who happens to be my former classmate in one subject during my first semester in Southville. Looking back, I can say that he was really a good and promising student, and I’m not surprised to see him successful in his career. Here is my interview with Von:

Jam Gay: Please tell … [Read more]

Southville Makes Learning English Fun

Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) partnered with Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), one of Korea’s biggest broadcasting networks to conduct an English Camp for  Korean students to develop the communicative skills, their cultural awareness, and ability to work with others in a cooperative learning environment.

Participants in the English Camp were grouped into small classes and were given lessons appropriate to their English level. Lessons were designed based on the assessment made to ensure that learning English will be a fun-filled experience for them.

Apart from English Camps, Southville has integrated  English as a Second Language (ESL) Program in its … [Read more]

You are the Best: Class 2016 College Magna Cum Laude Speech

To our Chief Executive Mentor, Dr. Genevieve Ledesma Tan, our School President, Dr. Marl Ferenal, our Vice President for Academics and Research, Dr. Marjorie Tangog, our Vice President for Administration, Ms. Jocelyn Tizon, our distinguished Guest Speaker, Mr. Mark Joaquin Ruiz, officers, the Deans of the different colleges, faculty members, staff, parents, friends and guests, a blessed afternoon, and to my fellow graduates, Congratulations!


Now, before any of you say that I am a self-absorbed, egotistic, or arrogant being, let me ask you a question: what does it mean to be the … [Read more]

The Epitome of Victory

Southville alumna Atty. Cherrylette Lingao talks about her outstanding achievement with Jesselle Villegas from the Office of Public Relations.

JV: Can you tell us about your journey to being a full-fledge lawyer?

CL: The journey to becoming a full-fledge lawyer took five years of my twenties. I graduated from the School of Management of University of Asia and the Pacific at age nineteen. I was not sure if I was ready to work at a young age so I decided to pursue further studies. I asked myself, should I settle with the knowledge I already have? I thought I should … [Read more]

Study Tips from a Pro

Southville alumna achiever Arisa Takagi, Magna Cum Laude, Physical Therapy, De La Salle—Health Sciences Institute, shares five study tips to help students excel in school.

A. Delay gratification and reward system
– Sacrifice. Sacrifice going out, watching movies, etcetera, if you know there’s an upcoming exam. Study first before anything else. If you’re done, then that’s the time you can have fun.

B. Prioritize, plan, and manage time
– Use a planner. Creating a schedule or a to-do list of the things you intend to accomplish/study for the day. Arrange your tasks from the most important to the least important. … [Read more]

Pass rate of med tech grads tops national average

Ninety-three percent of South SEED-LPDH’s (SSLC) first medical technology graduating class passed the September 2015 licensure examination. SSLC is a partnership between Southville International School and Colleges and Las Piñas Doctors Hospital that offers allied medical courses.

The SSLC passing rate exceeds the national passing rate of 84 percent putting it in first place in southern Metro Manila. SSLC has taken extra measures to ensure its students are well-prepared for quality medical technology work as well as the board exam by conducting its own review classes during their 4th year in college and after graduation considering the objectives of the … [Read more]

Building a Bright Tomorrow

After HS alumna Patty Abila graduated from De La Salle University with a degree in Business Management major in Entrepreneurship, she began her career in the Philippines’ premier real estate developer, Megaworld Corporation. She was a Property Consultant from 2008 to 2012, and has bagged the Top Sales Performer Award for two straight years—2011 and 2012. In this special Q&A feature, the lovely achiever talks about working in the real estate industry and how Southville made her the successful woman she is today.

Q: Please describe yourself in three sentences.

Patty Abila: As I was trying to fit a description … [Read more]

Southville International Baccalaureate Graduates Conquer Top World Universities

Through the years, Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) International Baccalaureate (I.B.) Diploma Programme graduates have an excellent track record in gaining acceptance into top local and foreign universities. This is because of SISC’s global academic atmosphere that prepares its students to be active, responsible citizens and leaders of society.

Below is the IB Diploma Programme’s circle of achievers:

Batch 2010

Allison, Sarah Jane
University of the Philippines

Blumenthal, Blake Cassey
Southern New Hampshire University
New Hampshire, USA

Borja, Sean James
Ateneo de Manila University

Hahn, Kathrin Luise
University of Groningen

Kim, Hye In
Les Roches International
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Unlocking the Benefits of the IB Diploma Programme

The aim of all International Baccalaureate (IB) programs is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better, more peaceful world.
Preparation for University and Life Beyond

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better world through intercultural understanding and respect. It is an academically-challenging, two-year pre-university course with final examinations that prepare students for success at university and life beyond.


IB students study six subjects of their choice (Language A1, Language A2, Individuals … [Read more]