MCi Mobile Legends Tournament

One of the activities of Midway Colleges’ celebration of its 32nd founding anniversary is Mobile Legends tournament.  

The tournament was open to all students at Midway Colleges. Teams were formed composing of 5 members with 1 substitute (optional). 

The tournament has three rounds: elimination, semi-final, and final round.  

Mr. Jamil Dela Cruz of IT Department facilitated the tournament.  

Each part of the tournament was streamed via MS teams and official Facebook page of Midway Colleges.  

Winners were awarded prize money depending on their down payment during the 1st semester enrollment. The winners are as follows:  

Jan Ecaldre – 1500 
Mark Airon Barrios – 3000 
Ryan James Asto – 3000 
Alvin Ferreras – 3000 
Christian Cedrick Pelaez – 3000 

Conducting e-sports like Mobile Legends is one of Midway Colleges’ way in ensuring engagement towards its students.  

Tagisdunong 2020

Online Quiz Bee

One of the activities during the 32nd founding anniversary of Midway Colleges includes an online quiz bee called “Tagisdunong 2020”.  

The quiz bee is open to all officially enrolled students Midway Colleges. This aims to further engage students from the different departments.  

The quiz bee has three phases: elimination, semi-final, and final round. The elimination round was done per class section. It consists of a 30-item multiple-choice type examination comprising questions from the topics. It was conducted by the advisers in their respective advisory classes. The top two students from each class qualified for the next phase.  

The semi-final round was conducted by program level. It consists of a 40-item multiple-choice type examination questions.  It was administered using two applications: the first 20 items via MS Forms and the remaining 20 items via Kahoot application. 

The final round was conducted at the institutional level via Kahoot app and streamed on Facebook from Microsoft Teams. Questions in the final round is divided into easy, average, and difficult Levels.   

During the contest proper, the assigned technical team began with an invocation. The Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Sabino Czar Cloma Manglicmot II gave a welcome remark. He encouraged the students to give their best shot and congratulated them beforehand.  

The chair of Tagisdunong 2020, Ms. Pauline Kay Gaya, read the mechanics to remind the finalists of the rules and regulations.  

The finalists were introduced by the assistant chair of the event, Mr. Jan Ashley Casco.  

Quiz masters Ms. Zairene Joy Lucas and Ms. Lorie Mae Domingo facilitated the flow of questions whilst providing trivia and additional information for every answer. This kept the audience from Facebook live engaged, informed, and entertained.  

The highest scorer among the semi-final qualifiers across the programs was declared as the winners.                                       

The winners are:  

5th placers – College of Business  

Danica Lie Icalla  
Bernadette Baang  

4th – College of Maritime Education – Marine Engineering  

Sherwin Lagazon – MENM3A1  
Laurence Ira De Paterno – MENM1B1 

3rd – Institute of Technical Skills and Development  

Kier Eleison Aglibot  
 Cedrick John Martin – CS1A1 

2nd – Senior High School Department  

Myka Pauline Bator – ACAD  
Alain Frank Ariel – PBM 

1st – College of Marine Education – Marine Transportation  

Ivan James Española   – MT NM1A1  
Jaycee De Alonzo 

Closing Remarks was given by Dr. Jemmuel C. Roque of Office of the Student Affairs Dr. Roque congratulated all the participants and winners.  

Mr. Edmar R. Dizon of the Executive Office acted as the moderator. 

Thanksgiving and Awarding Ceremony

32nd Founding Anniversary

Midway Colleges celebrated its 32nd founding anniversary on September 24, 2020 with a theme “Pushing Forward”.  

Despite the changes and challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, Midway Colleges continued to push forward against the limitations and prohibitions it caused.  

The institution remained true to its vision and mission in providing Transformative Education to Filipino youth.  

As part of the celebration, a thanksgiving service was held as a gesture of Midway’s gratefulness to the community and stakeholders, in acknowledgement of the divine providence.  

The service was officiated by Pastor Richard Recto of Victory Church.   

Furthermore, a loyalty awarding ceremony followed through in recognition of the hard work and commitment of its employees who has been with the institution over the years.  

Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Sabino Czar Cloma Manglicmot II, express his gratitude towards all the employees who contributed to the continuity of the institution operations especially during the lockdown. He emphasized the importance of resiliency and excellence of which the driven culture is anchored on. He congratulated all the awardees for the considered milestone of their career in Midway. 

An oathtaking of the elected officers from the different councils also transpired. These councils are Senior High School – Parent Council, Parent – Faculty Council, Midway Student Council and Midway Senior High School Student Assembly.  

Special awards were given to Mr. Edmar Dizon, Data-Privacy Officer and Senior Executive Staff; Dr. Jerome Buenviaje, Consultant from UP Diliman; and Dr. Richard L. Oandasan, Academic Director for their exemplary contributions to the institution.  

The event was held at Midway Athletic Center and was attended by the executive committee, awardees, and staff; it was streamed at Microsoft Teams for other employees to witness and be part of the celebration.

Episode 4 (College Department)

Institute of Training Skills and Development

Teachercasters Ms. Jenelyn Aguilar and Mr. Jomerick Domingo of Institute of Training Skills and Development gave details on the course offerings available in their department.

This includes Food and Beverage NC II, Housekeeping NC II, Bread and Pastry Production NC II, Cruise Ship Steward, and Introduction to Cruise Line and Operations.

In these courses, students performed basic competency. They were also taught on how to participate in workplace communication, how to work in team environment, practicing professionalism, and work and safety standards

Ms. Alberto says, “In this institution, we ensure that students receive quality education that will equip them to work in places such as hotel, restaurants, cruise ships, front office, became a bartender, barista, pastry chef, sou chef, executive chef, food and beverage attendant, guest room attendant, etc. all of these may provide doors to endless possibilities”.

In conclusion, Mr. Jomerick Domingo says, “As we continually embrace this new normal, we are still gradually adjusting to this set up. Rest assured that together we will strive to provide transformative education.”

Teachercaster Episode 4 (Senior High School Department)

4th Week Journey of SHS DRIVEN Family

“Here at Midway, learning will prevail. The boundless effort made in a short period of time, to cope with the changes remind us that changed is viable.” says Ms. Lyka Clerigo, SHS teacher.

Ms. Clerigo’s report features the 4-week journey of SHS Department specifically the milestones and highlights of phase 1 of the Learning Continuity Plan.

This includes the Flexible Learning Program of which the different teachercasters have talked about how the teachers of midway seized the opportunity to cope with the learning crisis and bring about set of solutions that are once impossible and difficult to implement.

“Ms. Juchel Caning talked about how Midway Colleges welcomed the students to Microsoft 365 as its official Learning Management System.

Ms. Desiree Mallari shared the fun and collaborative activities of SHS English teachers such as the world café activity, telephone communication activity, and brainwriting

2/M Juan Carlo termulo and 3/E Mark Reagan Banate showcased the Senior High School Maritime Strand and tribute to the seafarers as we celebrate the World Maritime Month.”

For activities on Proficiency Week, selected students shared their testimonies and experiences.

“The proficiency task that we did in reading and writing gave us the opportunity to express our opinion in a certain argument. It helped us to discover our hidden talents in terms of writing, we were also given a chance to critic the opinion of our classmates for us to know what part of their arguments were wrong. So, we can improve our critical thinking and writing skills.” Myka Pauline Bator, 12 TVL

“Sa paggawa po ng brochure na ito ay marami po akong natutunan na dapat ay I-apply ko rin po sa sarili ko. Bilang student ng Midway Colleges, akin pong hinihikayat ang aking pong mga kapwa estudenyante na ating pong pahalagahan at pagyamanin ang ating sariling wika dahil kung hindi natin pagyayamin ay sino ang gagawa nito at lagi din po nating ipagmamalaki na tayo po ay Pilipino na may wikang tagalog.” says Yasmine Ruth Clima of 11 STEM

“The class of 12 TMS drew the parts of the boiler during their maritime class, the students’ creativity and knowledge about the parts of the boiler were enhanced in this activity” says Ranilyn Quitoras of 12 TMS

Moreover, Ms. Clerigo mentioned that September is the celebration of Midway Colleges’ Founding Anniversary. In line with this, Tagisdunong 2020 proceeded. The elimination round was conducted per class level. All students participated during their class led by class advisers. The top 2 students for each class are the qualifiers for the semifinal round. Other activities include Mobile Legends and TikTok Midway family edition.

In conclusion, Ms. Clerigo says “Indeed, this academic year will not be an easy journey but midway promises to make learning ingenuine, inclusive and flexible because we are one Midway and Miway Strong”

Teachercaster Episode 3 (Senior High School Department)

Pre-Baccalaureate Maritime Strand

“Dream, believe, work hard” these are the words of 2/M Juan Carlo Termulo and 3/E Mark Reagan Banate as they began to report updates on Pre-Baccalaureate Maritime strand of SHS in Midway Colleges.

Pre-Baccalaureate Maritime strand specializes in preparation for tertiary education for those who want to succeed in maritime profession.

2/M Termulo explained that courses are aligned to their future career such as Introduction to Maritime Career, Introduction to Marine Transportation and Engineering, and Introduction to Maritime Safety.

3/E Banate mentioned the subject course for Technical Maritime Specialization which includes Navigational 1,2,3; Safety 1 and 2; Engine Watch 1 and 2; and Ships Catering.

Selected students shared their experiences during the first three weeks of the implementation of Flexible Learning Program.

“Some of us students say that online classes are hard because of poor connection but when I entered Midway, I was amazed since it is my first two weeks here, none of us students are left behind because our teachers always find a way to reach or communicate with us and I am always feeling grateful because our teachers are always there for us when we feel that we can’t do it.” testimony from Reynielle Xymon Bayan of 11PBM 1.

“I’ve learned a lot of things when it comes to Maritime. Our teacher discussed in the Navigational Watch 1 about the compass, its parts, functions and how it works. On the other hand, the part of the ship, its function on Safety 1 includes some precautionary tips that we need to keep in mind and the possible emergencies that will happen and how to respond on the said emergencies” says Lea Joy Astelero of 11 TMS.

For Pre-Baccalaureate Maritime and Maritime Specializations, some students also shared their learning.

“For the past 2 weeks, I have learned the use of boiler, its parts, and how important it is on board. I have also learned ship terminologies important when navigating because if we know all of these, we can have safe navigation.” says Ranilyn Joy Quitoras

“I was the previous high academic achiever in the last school year. During my grade 11, I have learned so much regarding the maritime subjects, from the job opportunities of a seafarer and it benefits, types of ships and cargos the handle and maritime conventions. Basically, everything regarding introductory maritime subjects and with this, Midway helped me become equipped that when I come to the tertiary level, I am ready.” says Clyde Benjamin Evangelista of 12 PBM

With the testimonies shared by the students, 2/M says, “It is really evident that these past two weeks have been productive despite the adjustments, learnings can be fun and enjoyable because teachers have carefully planned for each learning experiences.”

Moreover, September is seafarers’ month. As tribute to the seafarers, students gave a snappy salute to all the seafarers across the world.

“Seafaring is not an easy job. The risk and danger are high. Thus, determination and passion are really needed to endure all these hardships. To all the seafarers, we can’t thank you enough for what you have done for your families, the country, and the world.” says 2/M Termulo.

3/E Banate concluded the report saying, “COVID 19 pandemic cannot stop us from helping our students achieve their dreams to become seafarers. Keep on fighting for all your dreams despite the challenges that you are all facing, do not stop learning.”

Teachercaster Episode 3 (College Department)

3rd week of classes ft. Maritime Courses and Customs Administration

For updates on the 3rd week of classes, maritime college instructors Mr. Rommel Garcia and 2/M Carl Joseph De Luna reported about the subjects taken by Maritime Transportation and Marine Engineering students; and how Midway Colleges responded to COVID-19 pandemic in terms of education.

Meanwhile, Ms. Jovelyn Alberto from the College of Business gave updates on Custom Administration course.

Ms. Alberto mentioned that Midway Colleges is the only school in Nueva Ecija that offers Bachelor of Science in Customs Administration. This program is accredited by Philippine Society of Customs Administration, an international program where students can experience being an international trade facilitator and a license customs broker once they passed the board examination.

Job opportunities for BS in Customs Administration graduates include custom collector, supervising tariff specialist, academic lecturer, faculty and researcher, import and export manager, global trade manager and being employed in different government agencies.

With remote learning, lessons on computation, elaboration of laws, and on the job trainings, are possible with the use of the Learning Management System via Microsoft 365.

2/M De Luna reported that aside from Microsoft Teams, students learn new set of knowledge and skills through applications such as TeamViewer. Through this application, students have access to the simulators for familiarization of its functions as part of their hands-on activities.

He says “They coordinated and unceasing efforts were undertaken by the marine transportation faculty to ensure mastery of the platform to deliver the quality of education to every student. From laboratories with actual materials, onboard ship, simulation room to familiarize the ship bridge and structure, via virtual setup by Midway and Microsoft”

“Sa pagtutulungan ng bawat isa, nagkaroon ng magandang resulta ang nakalipas na tatlong linggo sa pagsasagawa ng online class. Kahit ano pa ang ating nararanasan, ito ay may hangganan at sama-sama natin itong malalampsan. Kahit nakakaranas ng pandemya, tayo ay mananatiling matatag sa lahat ng pagsubok” says Mr. Galicia

Teachercaster Episode 2 (College Department)

Highlights of English Subject Activities ft. National Heroes Day

Teachercasters Ms. Zairene Joy Lucas and Ms. Ma. Luz Dolores Suratos reported on the new journey and orientation of students towards the better normal. Their report also features activities done by students as implemented under the Learning Continuity Plan.

“It is no secret that we are in a global pandemic; economic recession, job loss, increase unemployment rate, bankruptcy of small and major businesses. Despite the challenges brought about by the pandemic, our institution made sure that learning continues.” says Ms. Suratos.

During the 2nd week of classes, students of Purposive Communication have been introduced to the process of communication. They were taught that communication is very crucial in this time of pandemic.

For English Proficiency, the students learned how to introduce themselves properly.

Ms. Lucas reported “Since the students are not able to acquaint face-to-face, the teachers thought of something to help students get to know each other in a fun way. Wherein they can demonstrate the process of communication.”

In line with the celebration of National Heroes’ Day, frontliners such as teachers, doctors, nurses, firefighters and the like are all given recognition. They are all considered the unsung heroes of this generation.

“It’s always seemed impossible until it’s done. We should keep moving forward and never be afraid to go out of our comfort zones. One Midway, Midway strong.” says Ms. Suratos in closing.

Teachercaster Episode 2 (Senior High School Department)

English Subject Activities for 2nd week of Classes

Amid the crisis in this pandemic, Midway believes that learning must continue.” says Teachercaster Ms. Deseree Mallari of SHS department.

Ms. Mallari reported the highlights of activities during the 2nd week of classes. Her report features the different topics discussed and activities done by students in their English subjects.

Ms. Mallari says, “As Filipinos, it is important for us to know how rich and noble the Philippine Literature is.”

For 21st Century Literature from the Philippines and the World, students did a world café activity; Ms. Lyka Clerigo, one of the English teachers, made sure that students would learn and appreciate the different literary pieces across the world.

Because of the pandemic, there are restrictions and prohibitions in activities. Nevertheless, the teachers adapted activities that are full of opportunities for learning such as telephone conversation activity for lessons on communication process. The activity aims to develop the communication skills of the students and to help them realize the essence of communication.

The students did a ‘brainwriting’ activity for Research in Daily Life 2. During the activity, each student was given an opportunity to write down ideas about the significance of quantitative research across disciplines. Through the conduct of the said activity, students’ creativity was stimulated and collaboration among students has been promoted.

In summary, Ms. Mallari says “This pandemic will not hinder us in providing transformative education to its students and quality of services to its stakeholders.

Launching of Teachercaster

Teachercaster launched

The Academic Department launched “Teacher-Caster” project, via Midway Colleges Facebook page.

Teachercaster is coined term for teachers who broadcast news stories.

Teachercaster is a segment under DRIVEN Channel. It aims to capture the highlights of activities all throughout the school year as featured by the teachers.

Both SHS and College department gathers activity highlights, feature stories, academic-related discussions, and interesting topics to tell through a video.

The videos will then be uploaded at the DRIVEN Channel and will be linked in Midway Colleges’ website, Facebook page, and MS Teams.

The first episode of Teachercaster was broadcasted on August 28, 2020.

Teachercaster videos will be uploaded weekly and shared all throughout the institution’s online platforms.