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Pasiklaban sa Paaralan Caravan Takes Visayas and Mindanao by Storm

January 27, 2010

After a very successful debut in the National Capital Region, Pasiklaban sa Paaralan, the only ICT-integrated traveling quiz show in the country, took Visayas and Mindanao by storm. Its initial leg toured Tacloban in Leyte province, Davao City, General Santos City, and North Cotabato.

Pasiklaban features questions related to Science, Math, Languages, Literature, and General Information. It travels around the country on board a custom-built van equipped with 10 laptops, which will be used as playing consoles; a server that will serve as the “brain” of the competition; a mobile sound system; and LCD projectors.

Pasiklaban Goes to Tacloban City

Its first stop in the Visayas region is Liceo del Verbo Divino in Tacloban City last November 10, 2009. The competition was participated in by the following grade school and high school: Holy Infant College, Leyte Progressive High School, Liceo del Verbo Divino, St. Joseph College, St. Paul School of Ormoc Foundation, St. Peter’s College of Ormoc and St. Teresa School of Hilongos.

The winners were as follows: grade school category—Champion – Ryan Ferdinand Sanita from Leyte Progressive High School, 1st Runner Up – Daine Rhythm Daling from St. Joseph College, and 2nd Runner Up – Yrastorza Gregoria IV from St. Peter’s College of Ormoc.

For the high school category, the following were the winners—Champion: Rhea Mae Bantasan of St. Peter’s College of Ormoc, 1st Runner Up – Clarisse Dit of St. Joseph College, 2nd Runner Up – Rodel Francis Sanita of Leyte Progressive High School. The certificate, token and the medals were awarded by DDN Tacloban manager Mr. Robert Matutina. The master of ceremonies and quizmaster was Ms. Donna Manalo Daño-Diaz, a law student from the University of the Philippines in Tacloban City.

Pasiklaban Goes to Davao City

Pasiklaban’s next stop was the Holy Cross of Davao College last November 13, 2009. The program was formally opened by the Diwa executive director Ms. Gina Limstrom. The master of the ceremonies and quizmaster, Ms. Perpetua Romarate, is a faculty of the University of the Immaculate Conception, Davao City.

Participating in the grade school category were the following schools: Assumption College of Davao, Doña Pilar Learning Center, Thompson Christian School, University of the Immaculate Conception, Bright Angels of Tomorrow Academy, Holy Cross of Davao College, St. Peter’s College, Davao Christian High School. The following schools participated in the high school category: Assumption College of Davao, Davao Wisdom Academy, Holy Cross of Agdao, University of the Immaculate Conception, Davao Christian High School, Holy Cross of Davao College, St. Peter’s College, Maryknoll High School of Panabo.

The Davao leg winners for the grade school category were—Champion: Chlex Wynsylph M. Villanueva from Holy Cross of Davao College, 1st Runner Up: April Clydel Celarde from St. Peter’s College of Toril, 2nd Runner Up: Liz Danielle Benitez from Assumption College of Davao. The winners for the high school category were the following: Champion: Kesha Marie Tallo from Davao Christian High School, 1st Place: Riddick Ditan from Holy Cross of Davao College, 2nd Place: Queenie Maree Bacol from Davao Wisdom Academy.

Pasiklaban Goes to General Santos City

The Pasiklaban in Robinson’s Place in General Santos City last November 14, 2009 followed in the heels of Davao’s success. The master of ceremonies and quizmaster is a former city councilor of General Santos City, a broadcaster of the DXCP-Radio Veritas, Ms. Beth Bairoy Bagonoc.  The welcome address was given by the Marketing Communications Coordinator of the Robinson’s Place in General Santos City, Ms. Marie Imelda S. Espina. Mrs. Lourdes Pastrana gave the opening remarks.

The participating schools in the grade school category were the following: Notre Dame Siena School of Marbel, Banga Evangeical Church Elementary School, Koronadal Southern Elementary School, Notre Dame Siena College of Polomolok, King’s College of Marbel, Inc., Notre Dame of Marbel University, Mt. Matutum Christian School and Matutum View Baptist Elementary School. Winners were the following—Champion: Danielle Marie Abantao from Notre Dame of Siena School of Marbel, 1st Runner Up: Kristina Camille Alair from Banga Evangelical Church, 2nd Runner Up: Nicole Ann Marie Huelar from Notre Dame Siena College of Polomolok.

The following schools participated in the high school category: Notre Dame of Dadiangas University Lagao Campus, Notre Dame of Dadiangas University Espina Campus, The Heritage Academy of the Philippines, The Quantum Academy, Inc. General Santos City Hope Christian School, Mindanao State University, Notre Dame of General Santos City and Ramon Magsaysay Memorial College. The following were declared winners—Champion: Adulfo Emmanuel Respecia from The Heritage Academy of the Philippines, 1st Runner Up: Fernnie Magalona from Mindanao State University, 2nd Runner Up: Alfred Guimary from Notre Dame of Dadiangas, Espina Campus. Awarding of the winners followed.

Pasiklaban Goes to North Cotabato

Pasiklaban next visited Notre Dame of Kabacan in Kabacan, North Cotabato last November 17, 2009. Ms. Jessevel Montes from Southern Christian College in Midsayap, Cotabato was tasked as the master of ceremonies and at the same time served as the quizmaster of the competition. Mrs. Emma M. Colito, principal of the Notre Dame of Kabacan, welcomed the participating schools. The competition was formally opened by Mr. Robert L. Matutina, the Sales Manager of DDN Cotabato.

The participating schools in the grade school category were the following—Enhanced Childhood Learning Center, Notre Dame of Kabacan, Inc., Notre Dame of Kidapawan College, Notre Dame of Mlang, The Notre Dame of Esperanza, St. Benedict College of Cotabato and Notre Dame University. The following are the winners: Champion -  Abegail, Aribal of Notre Dame of Kabacan, Inc., 1st Runner Up – from Enhanced Childhood Learning Center, Maverick Grace Guinid, 2nd Runner Up – Marella Jean Legarta of Notre Dame of Esperanza.

After the grade school category, the competition was followed by the high school category. Participating schools were as follows: St. Luke’s Institute, Notre Dame of Kabacan, Inc., Notre Dame of Kidapawan College, Notre Dame of Esperanza, Notre Dame-RVM College of Cotabato, Notre Dame of Mlang and St. Benedict College of Cotabato. Winners are as follows: Champion – Paolo Enriq Anton Misa of Notre Dame of Mlang, 1st Runner Up – Joana Marie Gantuangco of Notre Dame of Kidapawan College, 2nd Runner Up – Karoll Frenz Romeo Jardeleza of Notre Dame of Esperanza.

Pasiklaban Goes to Valencia, Bukidnon

The competition was held at San Agustin Institute of Technology last November 20, 2009. The five participating schools for the grade school category are as follows: School of the Morning Star, Rockville School, San Agustin Institute of Technology, Valencia SDA Elementary School and Madana Mohana Academy. The following are the winners—Champion: Arielle Hernandez from Madana Mohana Academy; 1st Runner-Up: Kethlyn Kiz Halasan from Valencia SDA Elementary School; 2nd Runner-Up: Ianne Keziah Agripo from School of the Morning Star.

In the high school category, the following schools participated: Santo Nino High School of Dangcagan, Inc., San Isidro College, Valencia Baptist Christian Academy, Philippine Computer College, San Agustin Institute of Technology, Bukidnon State University, Madana Mohana Academy, and Central Bukidnon Institute. The following are the winners for the high school category—Champion: Lovely Pearl Valendez from Central Bukidnon Institute; 1st Runner-Up Myrjie Dulanas from Philippine Computer College; and 2nd Runner Up from San Isidro College Vera Louise Cagumbay. Ms. Dory awarded the winners with medal, certificate and a token from Diwa Learning Systems, Inc.

Pasiklaban Goes to Cagayan de Oro City

The event was held at the Capitol University-Basic Education Department. There were five participating schools for the grade school category with three representatives for each school, and six participating schools for the high school category with two representatives each. The contestants of each school consult each other quietly for the answer in every question that is being raised. After consulting each other they confidently answer the questions.

For grade school category, the participating schools are as follows: Philippine Southfield School, Capitol University-BED, Corpus Christi School, Lourdes College, Noah’s Ark Christian School, and Xavier University. The following schools were declared winners—Champion: Samantha May Gabrielle B. Ugsod, Emil Martin Jaducana and Ken Mordeno from Corpus Christi School, 1st Runner-Up: Addie Econar, Faith Stephany Babia and Denise Labis from Philippine Southfield School, 2nd Runner-Up: John Raymond Macario, Rene Louise Cabanez and Ma. Jazzy Ann Gabriel from Lourdes College.

The participating schools for the high school category were—Corpus Christi School, Liceo de Cagayan University, Philippine Southfield School, Capitol University – BED, and the Noah’s Ark Christian School. Winners are as follows: Champion – Ara Lyn dela Rosa and Crisbelle Ann Irag from Philippine Southfield School, 1st Runner-Up – Jotham Ray Cansino and Michael Louie Lim from Corpus Christi School, 2nd Runner-Up – John Kenneth Ching and Nelson Marvin Clam from Liceo de Cagayan University. Winners were awarded with a certificate of recognition, a token and a gold medal for the champion, a silver medal for the first runner-up and a bronze medal for the second runner-up while the non-winners received a token and a certificate of participation.

Pasiklaban Goes to Pagadian City
The Pasiklaban sa Paaralan, held at Saint Columban College, was formally opened by Ms. Dory Acedillo, Diwa Sales Manager for Cagayan de Oro. The competition started with the grade school category. There were five participating schools namely—Pagadian City Chamber School, Pagadian City Salvation and Praise Learning Center, Saint Columban College, Pagadian Capitol College and Norberto Bana Senior Memorial SDA Elementary School. Winners are as follows: Champion—Clincy Faeroe Saldana from Saint Columban College, 1st Runner Up—Ervin Patrick Cui from Pagadian City Chamber School and 2nd Runner Up—Kimberly Dicoma from Pagadian City Salvation and Praise Learning Center.

The high school category followed with six competing schools, namely—Southern Mindanao Colleges-Annex High School, Maria Clara Lobregat, Aurora Pioneers Memorial College, Pagadian Junior College High School, Pagadian Capitol College and Saint Columban College. The following are the winners: Champion – Reymar Tampus from Saint Columban College, First Runner-Up – Gerry Meh Cabang from Southern Mindanao Colleges-Annex High School and Second Runner-Up – Kharl Allan Godoy from Aurora Pioneers Memorial College. The winners with certificate of recognition, tokens from Diwa Learning Systems and a gold medal for the champion, a silver medal for the 1st runner-up, and a bronze medal for the 2nd runner-up. Tokens from Diwa Learning Systems were also given to students and a certificate of participation for the non-winners.

Pasiklaban Goes to Ozamis City

The Pasiklaban sa Paaralan in coordination with La Salle University in Ozamis City was held on November 26, 2009 with five participating schools for the grade school category namely—Montessori Center of Tangub City, St. Nicholas School of Plaridel, San Isidro Academy, Holy Child High School and St. Michael’s High School. There were three participating schools for the high school category, namely—Medina College Science High School, Jimenez Bethel Institute and Stella Maris College with two participants each. The quizmaster and at the same time master of ceremonies, Mr. Cosmelito D. Palomo, is a language trainer and a focal person at the Language Skills Institute (LSI) of Oroquieta Agro-Industrial School/TESDA of Oroquieta City. He is also an instructor of Finishing Course for Call Center Agents – NCII and a Computer Based English Proficiency and also a Community Development Specialist. The competition was very exciting. Two of the contestants of the grade school category competed for the champion. After four tie-breaking questions a champion was declared. The following are the winners for the grade school category—Champion – Uriah Z. Pancho from Montessori Center of Tangub City, First Runner-Up – Leopoldo Guillamac III from St. Michael’s High School and Second Runner-Up – Mitzi Mae Llanos from St. Nicholas School of Plaridel.

The high school category followed. Three participants competed for the first and second runner-up. After one clincher question the first runner-up was declared and the other two contestants competed for the second runner-up. Three clincher questions were asked to break the tie. The following were declared winners: Champion – Jan Kenith So from Medina College Science High School, First Runner-Up – Mary Christine Tan from Stella Maris College, Second Runner-Up – Pauline Cielo Palma from Stella Maris College. Winners received certificate of recognition, tokens from Diwa Learning Systems and a gold medal for the champion, silver medal for the first runner-up, and a bronze medal for the second runner-up.

Pasiklaban Goes to Dumaguete City

The Pasiklaban sa Paaralan was held on December 1, 2009 at the Colegio de Santa Catalina de Alejandria in Dumaguete City. The program started with an opening prayer led by Fr. Cris Baroy, the school chaplain, followed by the national anthem played by the COSCA Band. The Pasiklaban sa Paaralan Caravan and participants were welcomed by Ms. Gilda F. Elli, Industrial Relations Officer of Colegio de Santa Catalina de Alejandria. She said that PSP, as the only ICT- Integrated Travelling Quiz Show in the country, promotes the use of information and communications technology as it uses a sophisticated computerized system and a specially designed software to give the show a high-tech feel for the students. The competition was facilitated by Ms. Georgette Gonzales, a faculty of COSCA.

The participating schools for the grade school category are as follows: Casa Marie Learning Institute, Catherina Cittadini, Colegio de Santa Catalina de Alejandria, Immaculate Heart Academy, Maschil Elementary School, Inc., St. Augustine Academy, St. Louis School-Don Bosco and St. Paul University. Winners are as follows: Champion – Carmela Aurora Vintola from St. Louis School-Don Bosco, First Runner-Up – Ness Catherine Montejo from St. Paul University, Second Runner-Up – Christia Mae Torreda from St. Augustine Academy.

The participating schools for the high school category were: Catherina Cittadini, Colegio de Sta. Catalina de Alejandria, Décor Carmeli Academy, Immaculate Heart Academy, Infant King Academy, St. Augustine Academy, St. Francis School and St. Paul University. The following are the winners: Champion – Cheska Antoinette Alanano from Colegio de Santa Catalina de Alejandria, First Runner-Up – Marl Henson Chu from Catherina Cittadini, Second Runner-Up – Jhon Michael dela Rosa from Infant King Academy. The winners received their certificate of recognition, tokens from Diwa Learning Systems, and a gold medal for the champion, silver medal for the first runner up and a bronze medal for the second runner up. Non-winners also received certificate of participation and tokens from Diwa Learning Systems.

Pasiklaban Goes to Carcar City

The Pasiklaban sa Paaralan was held on December 3, 2009 at St. Catherine College in Carcar City. Mr. Rodelio Matin-ao MAPEH coordinator of St. Catherine’s College was the master of ceremonies and quizmaster. There were eight participating schools both for grade school and high school category. The following were the participants for the grade school category: David Solomon Learning Foundation, Saint Catherine’s College, Saint Mary’s Academy-Dalaguete, Southern Bethany Christian School of Minglanilla, Virgen de las Escuelas Pias, Lyceum of Cebu and Saint Alphonsus Catholic School. Winners are as follows: Champion – Saint Mary’s Academy Dalaguete, Givette A. Sevilla, First Runner-Up – Lyceum of Cebu, Marichu Ricafort, Second Runner-Up – Saint Alphonsus Catholic School, Joshua Monsanto.

The high school category was participated in by Immaculate Heart of Mary Academy, Siena School of Naga, Notre Dame Academy, St. Catherine’s College, St. Mary’s Academy of Dalaguete, Saint Michael School, Divino Amore Academy and Lyceum of Cebu. The following are the winners: Champion – Saint Michael School, Mary Mae Lanticse, First Runner Up – St. Mary’s Academy of Dalaguete, Joana Reynes, Second Runner Up – Notre Dame Academy, Florie Lyn Carin. Winners received gold medal for the champion, silver medal for the first runner up, bronze medal for the second runner up, certificate of recognition and tokens from Diwa Learning Systems. Non-winners also received certificate of participation and token from Diwa Learning Systems.

Pasiklaban Goes to Cebu City

The Pasiklaban sa Paaralan Caravan in Cebu City was held at the University of San Carlos on December 4, 2009 with seven participants for the grade school category and eight participants for the high school category. The program started at 9 o’clock in the morning with Mr. Samuel Villa, TLE teacher from University of San Carlos, North Campus, as the quizmaster. Ms. Gina Limstrom formally opened the Pasiklaban sa Paaralan and the competition started with the grade school category followed by the high school category.

The participating schools for the grade school category were as follows: University of San Carlos-North Campus, Sacred Heart School-Hijas de Jesus, University of San Jose Recoletos, Christifidelis Learning Center, Mary Help of Christians School (Cebu), Inc., Saint Louis School of Mandaue, and University of Cebu. The following are the winners: Champion – Sacred Heart School –Hijas de Jesus, Katrina Busa; First Runner-Up – University of San Carlos-North Campus, Ian Singco; Second Runner-Up – Christifidelis Learning Center, Jodane Paez.

The participating schools for the high school category are as follows: Sacred Heart School-Jesuit, San Isidro Parish School, University of Southern Philippines-Lahug Campus, University of San Carlos-South Campus, St. Theresa’s College, St. Joseph School-Mactan, St. Joseph’s Academy-Mandaue and St. Scholastica’s Academy-Tabunok. The following are the winners: Champion – Roddy Clark Soco from St. Joseph’s Academy, First Runner-Up – Rae Sharlene Legaspi from Sacred Heart School-Jesuit, Second Runner-Up – Melinda Noreen Gande from St. Theresa’s College. Winners received medal, certificate of recognition and tokens from Diwa Learning Systems. Non-winners also received certificate of participation and token from Diwa Learning Systems.

Pasiklaban Goes to Bacolod City

The Pasiklaban sa Paaralan in Bacolod City was held at St. John Institute on December 7, 2009. Mr. Cagalitan, the school principal welcomed the pasiklaban sa paaralan organizers, contestants, parents and coaches. He said they are very happy and very proud for choosing St. John’s Institute as the host for the first PSP in Bacolod.

The participating schools for grade school category are—Alternative Learning School, Bacolod Tay Tung High School, Colegio de San Agustin-Bacolod, Tangub Christian Academy, Happy Tots Christian School II, Eliakim Learning Center, St. John’s Institute and St. Sebastian International School. The following are the winners: Champion – St. John’s Institute, Anton Raphael Lim; First Runner-Up – Alternative Learning School, Royce Biaquis; Second Runner-Up – Bacolod Tay Tung High School, Albert Christian Uy.

The high school category followed, the following are the participating schools: Colegio De San Agustin – Bacolod, Binalbagan Catholic College, Don Bosco Technical Institute, St. Sebastian International School, Bacolod Tay Tung High School and St. John Institute. The following are the winners: Champion – St. John’s Institute, Vicent, Benjamin Gustilo; First Runner-Up – St. Sebastian International School, Hannah Pellejo; Second Runner-Up – Don Bosco Technical Institute, Arthur Hilado. Mr. Robert Matutina, DDN Tacloban Sales Manager awarded the winners with tokens from Diwa Learning Systems, certificate of recognition, gold medal for the champion, silver medal for the first runner up and bronze medal for the second runner up. A certificate of Appreciation was also given to St. John’s Institute for accommodating the Pasiklaban sa Paaralan Caravan in their school.

Pasiklaban Goes to Iloilo City

The Pasiklaban sa Paaralan Caravan held at the Colegio de San Jose in Iloilo City on December 9, 2009 was another PSP success of Diwa Learning Systems. The competition was facilitated by Ms. Ana Y. Alipit. The program started at exactly 8 o’clock in the morning with an opening prayer followed by the singing of the national anthem. The Pasiklaban sa Paaralan was formally opened by Ms. Vangie Diaz, area manager of DDN Iloilo.

There were seven participating schools for the grade school category, namely – Holy Rosary Academy, Children’s Integrated School of Alta Tierra, Inc., Colegio de San Jose, Central Philippine University Elementary School, Colegio de las Hijas de Jesus, Immaculate Conception Parochial School, Sacred Heart Academy. The following are the winners—Champion: Children’s Integrated School of Alta Tierra, Inc., Ramon A. Galvan III; First Runner-Up: Central Philippine University Elem. School, Danielle Liza G. Molina; Second Runner-Up: Holy Rosary Academy, Elmely G. Solis.

The high school category followed with five participating schools, namely – John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University, Colegio de San Jose, Colegio de las Hijas de Jesus, Sacred Heart Academy, Holy Rosary Academy. Winners are as follows—Champion: John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University, Gene G. Gautier, Jr; First Runner-Up: Sacred Heart Academy, Kimberly H. Solas; Second Runner-Up: Colegio de las Hijas de Jesus: Mitchell P. Teodosio. Winners received a token, a certificate of recognition and a gold medal for the champion, a silver medal for the first runner-up and a bronze medal for the second runner-up. Non-winners also received a token and a certificate of participation.

To date, a total of 158 schools from all over the Philippines has joined Pasiklaban sa Paaralan.

Now on its North Luzon leg, Pasiklaban sa Paaralan is set to bring the same excitement and competitive spirit in the northern portion of the Philippines in the month of January this year.

The Pasiklaban sa Paaralan is a high-tech interschool quiz competition for grade school and high school. Aside from serving as an avenue for intellectual competition among students, Pasiklaban sa Paaralan also shows how information and communications technology (ICT) can help in academic instruction by enhancing the classroom experience of students.

Pasiklaban sa Paaralan Caravan Rolls On

January 26, 2010

Pasiklaban sa Paaralan, the only ICT-integrated traveling quiz show in the country, went on full swing last September as it held the National Capital Region finals during the 30th Manila International Book Fair at the SMX Convention Center after holding qualifying rounds in five locations in Metro Manila.

The Pasiklaban sa Paaralan is a high-tech interschool quiz competition for grade school and high school. Aside from serving as an avenue for intellectual competition among students, Pasiklaban sa Paaralan also shows how information and communications technology (ICT) can help in academic instruction by enhancing the classroom experience of students.

Pasiklaban features questions related to Science, Math, Languages, Literature, and General Information. It will travel around the country on board a custom-built van equipped with 10 laptops, which will be used as playing consoles; a server that will serve as the “brain” of the competition; a mobile sound system; and LCD projectors.

Pasiklaban Begins in Olivares College

Pasiklaban made its first stop in Olivarez College in Parañaque last August 20, 2009. Twelve schools participated in the grade school category: De La Salle Zobel School, Maria Ferrari School, PAREF Woodrose School, Inc., and Theresiana de Montealegre Dame School from Muntinlupa; Don Carlo Cavina School, and Elizabeth Seton School from Las Piñas; International Christian Academy, Lyceé D’ Regis Marie, and St. Rita College from Parañaque; and Gracel Christian College Foundation, Inc., HSL Braille College, and Sto. Niño Catholic School from Taguig.

Ten schools, meanwhile, competed in the high school category: De La Salle Zobel School and Theresiana de Montealegre Dame School from Muntinlupa; Don Carlo Cavina School and Elizabeth Seton School from Las Piñas; International Christian Academy, Lyceé D’ Regis Marie, and St. Rita College from Parañaque; and Gracel Christian College Foundation, Inc., HSL Braille College, and Sto. Niño Catholic School from Taguig.

Only eight schools from each category―those who topped the qualifying exams―participated in the contest proper. De La Salle Zobel School’s Joaquin D. Labio won the Grade School Category. Aldrian Lenard C. Buenaventura of Elizabeth Seton School and Chan Song of Theresiana de Montealegre Dame School copped first runner-up and second runner-up honors respectively. On the other side, Elizabeth Seton School’s Michaela Paula M. Aldeo topped the High School Category. Daniel Raphael D.G. Bañez of De La Salle Zobel School took first runner-up honors while Eloisa Joy D.C. Domingo of HSL Braille College emerged as the second runner-up.

Pasiklaban Goes to Cainta Catholic College

Pasiklaban then took the show to Cainta Catholic College in Cainta, Rizal last August 22, 2009. The event, which coincided with Cainta Catholic College’s 50th foundation year, featured six participating schools for both categories: Cainta Catholic College and Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila School from Cainta, Rizal; Marikina Catholic School from Marikina; Nuestra Señora de Aranzazu Parochial School from San Mateo, Rizal; San Ildefonso College from Rizal; and Sta. Cecilia Parochial School from Tanay, Rizal.

The host’s own, Jade Lester L. Cruz, emerged victorious in the Grade School Category while Marikina Catholic School’s Joseph Vincent G. Torre topped the High School Category. Kolleen R. Pascua of Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila School finished first runner-up in the Grade School Category while Rayven Ely A. Cruz of Sta. Cecilia Parochial School took home second runner-up honors. For the High School Category, Danielle B. Lapinig of Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila School copped first runner-up honors while John R. del Rosario of Sta. Cecilia Parochial School finished second runner-up.

Pasiklaban Makes a Stop at Makati

After successful stops in Parañaque and Cainta, Pasiklaban sa Paaralan went to Makati last August 24, 2009 for the third leg of the competition. This time, the event was co-sponsored by the Association of Private School Administrators of Makati (APSAM), and it featured 15 schools for the Grade School Category and nine schools for the High School Category.

The participating schools included the following: Fortridge Asian School, God’s Gift Learning School of Makati Inc, St. Paul College Makati, Maranatha Christian Academy of Makati, Inc., Pineslight School of Makati, Integrated Montessori Center, Bethel Christian School of Makati, Inc., Haven Montessori, Food for Hungry Minds School of Makati, Guadalupe Catholic School, SMART Kidz, Inc., Southeastern College, Pasay Alliance Christian School, Integrated Montessori Center, and Gideon Academy.

Integrated Montessori Center scored a double victory as its representatives, Eugenio Laureano B. Ares for the Grade School Category and Charlene Mae S. Balonsay for the High School Category, topped their respective divisions. Jamie S. Chan of Gideon Academy copped first runner-up honors in the Grade School Category while Toni Anne A. Tumnog of God’s Gift Learning School of Makati took home second runner-up honors. Christelle Mae T. Salan of Pineslight School of Makati Dominique and Francesca S. Weale and Haven Montessori finished as first runner-up and second runner-up respectively.

Pasiklaban Lights up Divine Light Academy

For its fourth leg, Pasiklaban went to the Divine Light Academy in Las Piñas last August 25, 2009. Five schools competed for Pasiklaban honors: River of Life Christian School, St. Michael’s School, Inc., St. Joseph College, Sto. Niño de Eucharistia Academy, and Young Achiever’s International School.

The winners for the Grade School Category were as follows: Kristienalyn I. de Asis of Sto. Niño de Eucharistia Academy (Champion), Aurel Maria T. Umali of St. Joseph College (1st Runner-up), and Jazer Mesha V. Española of River of Life Christian School (2nd Runner-up).

The winners for the High School Category were the following: Sofia Ina M. Adap of St. Michael’s School, (Champion), Nikko Laurenz G. Francia of St. Mark’s Institute (1st Runner-up), and Jemimah F. Reyes, St. Joseph College (2nd Runner-up).

Pasiklaban Goes to San Roque Catholic School

For the penultimate leg, Pasiklaban traveled to San Roque Catholic School in Muntinlupa last August 27, 2009. Deviating from its usual format, this Pasiklaban featured an intra-school competition among students from the host school. It was also the first time that students served as the audience for the competition.

Grade 4 pupil Christian Irish DM Claridad bested his senior counterparts as he emerged as the champion for the Grade School Category. Grade 6 pupils Marc Kenneth O. Nofuente and Hannah B. Macapagal, meanwhile, finished first runner-up and second runner-up respectively. In the High School Category, fourth year student Franz Kevin T. Wu asserted his dominance over his younger counterparts as he copped the championship. Juniors Lezlie Ann P. Batarao and John Henry G. Pantoja finished first and second respectively.

The Finals

After five gruelling qualifiers, the Pasiklaban sa Paaralan finally held the National Capital Region Finals last September during the 30th Manila International Book Fair at the SMX Convention Center.

When the smoke of the battle cleared, Joaquin D. Labio of De La Salle Zobel School in Muntinlupa City won the Grade School Category while John Kirt Jamison of Nuestra Senora de Aranzazu won the High School Category.

Students from Elizabeth Seton School, Theresiana de Montealegre Dame School, Cainta Catholic College, Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila School, Sta. Cecilia Parochial School, Integrated Montessori Center, Gideon Academy, God’s Gift Learning School of Makati, Sto. Niño de Eucharistia Academy, St. Joseph College, River of Life Christian School, and San Roque Catholic School competed in the Grade School Category. For the High School Category, students from St. Michael’s School, Elizabeth Seton, Integrated Montessori School, Lourdes School of Mandaluyong, Nuestra Senora de Aranzazu, San Sebastian College Recoletos, Marikina Catholic School, and San Roque Catholic School vied for the top prize.

For the Finals, Pasiklaban invited T V personality Kim Atienza, popularly known as Kuya Kim, to serve as the competition’s game master.

Pasiklaban sa Paaralan is part of Diwa’s Superior Learning Experience (SLE), which aims to transform students from ones who merely study to ones who actually learn by combining Diwa’s wide range of educational resources. Diwa-SLE also aims to transform teachers who lecture to teachers who educate and schools that instruct to schools that train. Planned as an annual event, Pasiklaban sa Paaralan is set to tour approximately 65 more destinations yearly.

Kuya Kim Hosts Pasiklaban Grand Launch

January 26, 2010

Kuya Kim Atienza is the quizmaster during the grand launch of Pasiklaban sa Paaralan, dubbed as the Only ICT-Integrated Traveling Quiz Show in the Country, during the Manila International Book Fair at the SMX Convention Center. Pasiklaban is a nationwide mobile interschool quiz competition for grade school and high school students which promotes the spirit of competition and encourages the pursuit of excellence among participants. Eight grade school students and 8 high school students competed in their respective categories. The questions ranged from Science, Mathematics, Languages, Literature, and General Information. As a treat to the audience, Kuya Kim showcased some of his reptile pets in a one-of-a-kind animal show.

Kuya Kim Atienza was the quizmaster during the grand launch of Pasiklaban sa Paaralan, the only ICT-integrated traveling quiz show in the country. The launch was held at the Manila International Book Fair at the SMX Convention Center.

To date, the Pasiklaban sa Paaralan has made the rounds of schools in NCR, Visayas, and Mindanao, and has catered to a total of 158 schools from all over the Philippines. Now on its North Luzon leg, Pasiklaban sa Paaralan is set to bring the same excitement and competitive spirit in the northern portion of the Philippines in the month of January this year.

The Pasiklaban sa Paaralan is a high-tech interschool quiz competition for grade school and high school. Aside from serving as an avenue for intellectual competition among students, Pasiklaban sa Paaralan also shows how information and communications technology (ICT) can help in academic instruction by enhancing the classroom experience of students.

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(1) Pasiklaban tours across the land. It’s a nationwide interschool quiz competition on Science, Math, Languages, Literature, and General Information for grade school and high school students. It rolls six months in a year like it never gets dead-beat.

(2) Pasiklaban is technology-supported. It promotes the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as it uses a sophisticated computerized system and a specially designed software to give the show a high-tech feel.

(3) Pasiklaban is an element of Diwa’s Superior Learning Experience (SLE). It puts high premium on excellence among students and schools, relying on SLE’s core objectives: to elevate a student from one who studies to a student who learns; a teacher who lectures to a teacher who educates; and a school that instructs to a school that trains.

(4) Pasiklaban is the next big thing in large-scale quiz competition. Quizzards get the chance to compete in regional finals, semifinals, and national finals.

(5) Pasiklaban qualifies top-notch students in their respective schools. To be an eligible contestant, a grade 4-6, 2nd-4th year students must have a class average of at least 85% in the previous school year.

(6) Pasiklaban has simple requirements for a student to join. An endorsement letter, a waiver from parents, a report card, one 2×2 colored photo in white background, and a student information sheet are all what they need to submit to join.

(7) Pasiklaban has a dial-an-arbiter helpline. It has subject-matter experts who are “on-call” to address the concerns that may arise during the course of the competition.

(8) Pasiklaban challenges the contestants in three rounds. The questions are categorized into three levels — easy, average, and difficult — with increasing gradations of points to guarantee a more exciting competition.

(9) Pasiklaban show proper is headed by a Quizmaster. The quizmaster facilitates the entire show and guides the contestants on the mechanics and hands-on trial an hour before the competition takes place.

(10) Pasiklaban questions went through a review. The questions are prepared and thoroughly screened by the editorial resource staff and/or pool of writers/authors of the University Press of First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities (UPFA) to minimize the occurrence of inaccuracies.

For more information, you may contact 893.85.01 local 217 or 207 or you may visit Diwa at 4th Floor, SEDCCO 1 Building, Thailand corner Legaspi Streets, Legaspi Village, Makati City

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