Selected students at Midway Colleges were granted of the Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES) by the Commission on Higher Education.
Out of a hundred applicants, 10 students under Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation and Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering were granted of the TES.
The grantees are expected to exhibit excellence in their academics and actively participate in the institutional programs of the school as part of their responsibility in the government.
The Tertiary Education Subsidy, as one of the core programs under the Republic Act (RA) No. 10931 also known as the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act (UAQTEA).
The TES is a grants-in-aid program that provides funding for all Filipino students from the poorest-of-the-poor households who are currently enrolled in state universities and colleges (SUCs) and CHED-recognized local universities and colleges (LUCs) and whose names appear in the Listahanan 2.0 or the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) list of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
Under CHED scholarship all students in SUCs and LUCs are given a subsidy and enjoy free tuition and miscellaneous fees. The TES is an additional benefit given to financially needy students.
With the changes and challenges brought by the pandemic, there has been a sudden shift to online learning. Aside from the implementation of Learning Management System via Microsoft 365, Midway Colleges has come up with a way to further reach out to its students through the DRIVEN Channel.
The DRIVEN Channel is the official YouTube channel of Midway Colleges where videos containing informative content will be uploaded.
Various segments featuring highlights of activities, events, online learning, and special messages will be included in the stream.
Teachercaster program of Academic Department will be incorporated in DRIVEN channel.
The institution ensures continuous flow of learning by keeping the students engage through educational and entertaining videos.
Midway Colleges is now part of Philippine Red Cross – Nueva Ecija
The Chief Executive Officer of Midway Colleges, Mr. Sabino Czar Cloma Manglicmot II has been invited by Philippine Red Cross – Nueva Ecija chapter to be one of its Board of Directors and be a mandated member.
In line with this, Midway Colleges takes part in further civic involvement as one of the enablers of Philippine Red Cross in instances where pro-active and volunteerism must arise among its members, especially in disaster-related activities, blood donation-drives, and safety services.
The community of Midway Colleges will continue to be involved in having a more responsive and stronger Red Cross in Nueva Ecija.
Highlights of MCi 32nd Founding Anniversary, Maritime Day, and Teacher’s Day
Teachercasters Mr. Robie Mar Aquino Dayto, Ms. Jairah Gilboy Romualdo, and Mr. Jan Ashley D. Casco reported the highlights of Midway Colleges’ 32nd Founding Anniversary, National Maritime Day, and World Teacher’s Day.
The theme for this year’s founding anniversary, “Midway Strong 2020: Pushing Forward” revolves on being resilient against the changes and challenges brought about by the pandemic. Midway Colleges came up with various activities for the students to enjoy despite the distance.
Ms. Romualdo featured the highlights of Tagisdunong 2020, an online quiz bee; Mobile Legends tournament, e-sports played by multiplayers; and AKWE 2020, a virtual acquaintance. All these activities were participated by the students across all year levels.
“Ang mga gawaing ito ay hindi lamang naglalayong hubugin ang kaisipan at talino ng mga mag-aaral kundi maging ang kanilang social at creative skills lalo na ngayong panahon ng pandemya.” says Ms. Romualdo.
Mr. Casco continued, “Inilunsad ng Midway Colleges ang kauna-unahang ‘Kumustahan with the Parents’ last September 26, 2020.”
He shared the highlights of ‘Kumustahan”, an online parent-teacher conference spearheaded by the Academic Department and Office of Student Affairs. The meeting intended to address the concerns of students’ parents and guardians on the Flexible Learning Program of the institution.
“Ayon pa nga sa mga magulang ay mainam ang Flexible Learning Program sapagkat nagagawa pa ring magpatuloy ng kanilang mga anak sa pag-aaral sa loob ng kanilang tahanan kahit na may pandemya.”, says Mr. Casco.
A snippet of the virtual conference rolled in the report which showcases interviews with parents. Constructive feedback of parents and guardians on the implementation of Flex-LeaP via Microsoft 365 were highlighted.
Evaluation and comments from selected parents/guardians include the following testimonies:
“Ang feedback sa amin ay kaya naman daw niya, as long as merong internet connection na available, dito sa bahay namin sa San Isidro ay meron naman.”
“So, yung kumustahan, hindi lang siya nakatulong sa academics ng mga bata kundi siguro sa mental health din.”
The assessment period for prelims was reported by Ms. Romualdo saying “Nitong katatapos na linggo ay isinagawa ng Midway Colleges ang unang assessment period para sa semestreng ito.
Kaiba ito sa ibang nakasanayang assessment period sapagkat ito ay iniayos ng bawat guro upang umayon sa kasalukuyang kalagayan ng ating pamumuhay dahil sa banta ng pandemya.
Sa kabila nito, ay hindi mapagkakailang naipamalas pa rin ng ating mga mag-aaral ang kanilang talino, gilas, at pagkamalikhain sa bawat assessment na ibinigay sa kanila ng kani-kanilang mga guro.”
Furthermore, the last Friday of the month of September was declared to be the National Maritime Day. Consequently, Midway Colleges celebrated the occasion.
Students expressed their gratitude and support towards seafarers by posting photos showing their snappy salutes and videos saying “To all the sailors, Happy National Maritime Day! Thank you for your service and thank you for your sacrifice”. Started as a maritime school, Midway continued to grow and expand by offering other bachelor programs. Hence, its support towards the maritime world will remain steadfast.
“Bilang pagsuporta sa Maritime Industry sa Pilipinas at para kilalanin ang kahalagahan ng marinong Pilipino sa global shipping industry, dineklara ang huling Biyernes ng buwan ng Setyembre bilang National Maritime Day. Nakiisa ang buong pamantasan ng Midway Colleges kasama ang mga mag-aaral nito sa pagsaludo sa kagitingan ng marinong Pilipino na walang sawa at hindi napapagod sa paghahanap-buhay hindi lamang para sa kanilang pamilya, kundi para na rin sa ekonomiya ng buong bansa.”, Mr. Casco narrated.
Ms. Romualdo reported the celebration of World Teacher’s Day at Midway Colleges saying
“Isang mainit na pagdiriwang ang inilaan ng Midway colleges sa mga guro nito bilang pakikiisa sa World Teacher’s Day nitong nakaraang October 5. Ngunit, higit na mainit sa pagdiriwang ang mga pagbati at surpresa ng mga mag-aaral sa kanilang mga guro na kanilang mga naging gabay tungo sa landas ng karunungan.
Dahil na rin sa pandemya, ang pagdiriwang na ito ay naging kakaiba sa mga nagdaang taon. Kanya-kanyang diskarte ang mga sections sa kanilang pagsusurpresa sa kanilang mga advisers at mga teachers.”
Meanwhile, updates on Social Science topics were given by Mr. Dayto where following subjects will be covered:
NGE 2 – Campaign for Healthy Body Image
NGE 4 – Mga Kontrobersiya sa Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas
NGE 6 – Stages of Moral Development by Lawrence Kohlberg
NGE 7 – The Rise of Asean – Asian Regionalism
In summary, Mr. Dayto greets the teachers saying “Ipagpatuloy nawa natin ang pagtatanglaw ng liwanag sa landas ng karunungan para sa ating mga mag-aaral. Mabuhay po tayong lahat!”
The Teachercaster Coordinators are Ms. Marie Aliling and Ms. Jeanine Charmaine B. Mantile while the video was edited and directed by Mr. Jestony Sarmiento Alvarez.
1st Virtual Acquaintance Party
The 32nd Foundation Day of Midway Colleges is very different from the previous practice of celebration. As this year’s theme emphasizes, “Pushing Forward”, the institution continued to move forward amidst the challenges it has encountered and will continue to encounter.
Midway Colleges, Inc. understands the importance of social interaction between students regardless of what stage they are in their chosen career paths. Events such as an acquaintance party are essential in order to welcome freshmen students and introduce them to their seniors.
In line with the ‘new normal’ and the respective health and safety protocols to keep everyone safe and sound in these challenging times, the 1st Virtual Acquaintance Party was introduced, an organized party which aimed to:
Unite the Midway Colleges students into one avenue where they can get acquainted with other students.
Engage the students with Midway celebration using online platform.
Unveil and showcase students’ uniqueness and creativity through creating, designing and running their own program.
Provide activities that offer a chance to slow down and decrease possible stresses that students are facing during this time of the pandemic.
The virtual party was held via Microsoft Teams on October 2, 2020. Attendees comprised of officially- enrolled students with active Microsoft 365 accounts.
The students formed their own groups and channels depending on their interest, hobbies, and courses.
They planned the program which includes various activities from playing instruments, singing, participating in quiz bees, and the like.
An institutional message from the President and CEO of the institution was played in every channel.
There are a total of
The Office of the Student Affairs and Guidance Office coordinated with the advisers to encourage the students plan their own program.
All throughout the virtual party, students were advised to adhere “stay at home” policy during the conduct of the online party as the safety of everyone is always our concern.
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.
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
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.
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.
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”