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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Phil Science High -Baguio to welcome 85 new scholars

by Lito Dar

BAGUIO CITY, May 31 (PIA) - - The Philippines Science High School Baguio Campus (PSHS-Baguio) is all set for the opening of classes this June 6 with 85 new scholars, assured Campus Director Dr. Conrado Rotor, in a recent interview.

According to Rotor, they are ready to accommodate the 85 incoming freshmen plus the 82 second year and 59 third year students for the 2011-2012 school year.

Aside from the free books and tuition fee including miscellaneous fee, PSHS also provides a stipend of P500 per student per month. This is in addition to the living allowance each student gets, which ranges from P500 to P2,500 depending on the socio-economic status of the family of each PSHS scholar.

Furthermore, PSHS-Baguio also provides free dormitory to students who reside away from Baguio. “We are renting an apartment, with separate rooms for our male and female students, who live far away from the city”, Rotor said.

Though the PSHS-Baguio is still temporarily housed at the Baguio City National High School (BCNHS) San Vicente Annex campus, Rotor also affirmed that it is their goal to establish their own campus before the school year ends.

According to Rotor, the PSHS-Baguio, through its mother agency, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), is now finalizing the processing of the acquisition of a lot in Irisan Barangay . It already has an initial fund set-up for the putting up of a school building in the said area.

Rotor also bared that DOST Secretary Mario Montejo personally visited their campus last week and discussed with them the issue of putting up their own PSHS campus in the city.

Meantime, Rotor also announced that they are also now open for application for PSHS National Competitive examination for their 2012 scholars, wherein application, of students who finished third year high school at the top 10 percent of their class, will be accommodated until the July 15 deadline. *(JDP/LD-PIA CAR)

BCNHS hosts 3rd Dimasalang Division-wide Debate Tournament


Picture381With the support of DepEd Baguio City Division Education Program Specialist in English Dr. Lilian Pagulongan and the presence of Councilor Peter Fianza during the Opening Program, Baguio City National High School successfully hosted the 2010 Dimasalang Debate Tournament last October 2-3, 2010.

This year, one of the teams of the Philippine Science High School- CAR Campus was adjudged Champion while one of BCNHS’ debating teams won First Runner Up.

The BCNHS team who won first runner up was composed of Francis Tan, Elaine Fatima Simon, and Justin Kitong. Three debaters from BCNHS also received the best speaker award: Justin Kitong, Fatima Simon and Erlyne Sibayan.

Already on its third year, the Dimasalang Debate Tournament is an annual activity of the BCNHS Debate Society who is now led by its new adviser Ms. Julia Biligan. This year, 34 teams from 10 Private and Public schools in Baguio participated. The Tournament was directed by the UP Baguio Debate Society with Orville Tatcho as the chief adjudicator and Ariel Barrias as the tournament director. 

Phil Science High names 2011 passers

Sec. Mario Montejo of the Department of Science and Technology and chair of the Philippine Science High School System (PSHSS) Board of Trustees announced the names of the successful qualifiers to the PSHSS Search for Scholars for 2011.

Of the 20,233 applicants, 1,114 examinees successfully hurdled the one-step screening administered on Nov. 6, 2010.

For the Cordillera Region, 93 out of 966 examinees qualified for PSHS Scholarship. The qualifiers for PSHS-CAR Campus have to immediately contact the Office of the Campus Director, PSHS-CAR, BCNHS San Vicente Annex, San Vicente, Baguio City (Tel. 442-1100) for more information on early enrolment.

The successful qualifiers for PSHS-CAR Campus are: AFIDCHAO, Schedyn Lizeth Del Rosario;  ALVIAR, Janina Eloise Rosimo; ANEZ, Christian Bautista; AQUINO, Mike Albert V.; AROMIN, Christan Azil Pajela; BAGANO, Jim Clay Busacay; BALAGAT, Audrey Calasicas; BALINGAS, Neil Albert Garcia; BALMEO, Francesca Gabrielle Lorente; BARENG, Isaiah Gabriele Membrere; BASA, Aldrin Neill Mendiola; BASAT, Philip Ajon Manangan; BAUTISTA, Chris Dion Picar; BELLOGA, Dana Dominique Robin Mobo; BENITEZ, Daniel Arteo Kairuz; BERNARDO, Shaina Ronelie P.; BUMATANG, Danielle Gwen Daca;

CABANBAN, Andrei Nathaniel Dacumos; CALAGAN, Karl Khumo Tumbaga; CALAWAGAN, Rutherford Baliscao; CAMIL, Joao Rei Langpuyas; CASTILLO, Nicole Anjela Alberto; CASTRO, John Jester Zeus Anton; CASTRO, Tanya Leana Andrea Lozano; CHINAYOG, Maricon Pescador; CO, Chloe Jeen Baynosa; CORTEZ, Kenneth Paul Canlas; COSTALES, Kimberly Janelle Meana; DAGADDUT, Iasha Bahingawan; DANGANAN, Jen Kym Danielle Tenedero; DE CASTRO, Lebby Rempillo; DE VERA, Magdalena Borac; DEGSI, Jim Carlo Mutong; DEL CAMPO, Adrian Ray Soriano; DELA CRUZ, Hannah Nicole Segui; DESIERTO, Jeah Deanne Shanaiah Notarte; DOCTOR, Joseph William Echalar; DOGUP, Tyrel Justin Alangsab; DUGUIANG, macario jr. B.; EBENGA, Jeshua Sel-ayen; ESTEBAN, Marc Jordan Nastor;

FANGAYEN, Ruslee Marietta lizardo; FERRER, Marvin Louis Sison; FETESIO, Emmeline Jrah Pilawen; FLORENDO, Andrea Mae damasco; FLORENDO, Elaine Joy Mallari; GALAP, Niquitta Buhungan; GONZALES, Johanah Kariz Lachica; GUECO, Riyana Elizabeth Nazaire; HERNAN, Jan Rian Cabatan; KITMA, Shauli Wong; LACANILAO, Micah Princess Dangla; LAMBINO, Jezryl Mae Duco; LAMSIS, Trisha Rio Mira; LEE, Henry Spencer Bill; LEO, Kenneth Modesto; LIM, Kacey Laureana Sanchez; LONGID, Nina Dominique Fokno; LUCIO, Milliscent Carino; LUNA, Alexander Roi Lopez;

MANANGAN, Florence Leilani Ayahao; MANENGYAO, William Martinez; MARTINEZ, Jared Selga; MICKLAY, Christian Zane Kawi; MIGUEL, Faye Anne Daguro; MIGUEL, Reynelle Batorni; NOLASCO, Marielle Carmina T.; ORILLO, James Benedict Aliba; PADONG, Abishai Drey Odsey; PANALIGAN, Krizzia Nicole Marasigan; PANEDA, John Errol Rafanan; PARRENO, Justine Layne Trinidad; PASCUAL, Maria Eliza Soriano; PICPICAN, Kisha Grace Saong; PIGOH, Lemuel Pindug; PUBLICO, Corine Dale Margery Yong; PULMANO, Pia Louise Bagasol; QAZI, Omar Justo; QUENANO, Kesiah Macaraeg; RICABLANCA, Hannah April Tanglab; RILLERA, Czar Jeshua Angelo Ulat;

SALAZAR, Francesca Louis Mina; SANDRO, Louie Mondale Buenaventura; SARFATI, Isabel Florendo; SHARIEF, Kawthar Mas-od; SOTALBO, Cryzzel Anne Joaquin; SUNGDUAN, Thaddeau Pons; SYSY, Paolo Mari Reyes; TIRAO, Stephanie Coleen Movilla; TOMAS, Karlus Paul Gilo; TRIOL, Anfernee Harry Esparagoza; UNICO, Yvan Louis Barcelona; ZARATE, Femaye Kathline Camacho.

Philippine Science High School - CAR Opens

Contributed by Glo Abaeo Tuazon
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Baguio City. The Philippine Science High School - CAR opened formally in a very simple ceremony outside their temporary campus at BCNHS Annex, San Vicente last June 22, 2009. The school simultaneously opened with another PSHS campus in Pampanga with the hope of giving equal chances to extra talented primary school graduates all over the country. The Philippine Science High School is considered prestigious given the issue on education. Reason why aspiring students wanting to enter the schools have to undergo a rigid series of exams to qualify. With thousands flocking to exam rooms and applications piling up, only a few make it, considered the cream of the crop. The Cordillera Region is now privileged to have had the school put up in Baguio. This makes it possible for more to try to take the qualifying exams given the high qoutient of academically outstanding students here. Mr. Rommel Lengwa, PSHS-CAR Administrator explained that the students usually taken in are those with very high aptitudes in science and mathematics. Now on its pioneering stage, the school has taken in 66 students all over the Cordilleras to start the system rolling.