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GUIDANCE SERVICES UPDATES AUGUST TO OCTOBER, 2008

Sensitivity Sessions

The Director of the Guidance Services Department, Dr. Grace M. Samson, scheduled a series of sensitivity sessions to the non-academic personnel this semestral break. Since the group was big, they were clustered according to their field of specialization. The laboratory in charge had their session last October 14; the maintenance group on November 10 and 15, 2008.

Pro-Life Symposium

A symposium was conducted to the second year COED and CON students on August 28 and September 27, 2008 respectively at the COED lecture room with the theme “The Thrusts and Challenges of Filipino Families.” Moreover, some 50 education students attended a lecture on the topic, “Deadly Deception of the Culture of Death”, which threatens the values of Filipino families. It was held on September 30, 2008 at the Engineering Lecture Room. The speaker was Mrs. Junith Angeli Pueblo, Pro-life coordinator.

Pro-Life Volunteers Training

The were 28 pro-life volunteers, four of whom were faculty members while 24 were students from the College of Education who actively participated in the training on August 30, 2008, held at the Multimedia Center. The topics on the “Key Elements of Pro-Life Activism” were discussed by the guidance staff. Meanwhile, the Pro-Life volunteers had their get-together activity last October, 2008, to establish camaraderie and cohesiveness among its members.

First HNU Pro-Life Outreach

The Parish Youth Ministry (PYM) composed of young teachers and students of St. Anthony de Abbot, in Carmen, Bohol attended a one-day Pro-Life Volunteers Training last September 21, 2008, while a simultaneous lecture on the Reproductive Health Bill was also conducted to the Lay Liturgical Ministers of the parish. The team was composed of Mrs. Junith Angeli Pueblo, Ms. Agnes Saguin, Mr. Adelo Caberte, Mrs. Janellee Orig, a student Pro-Life volunteer and Dr. Grace M. Samson.

Gabay Buhay (Young Parents’ Support Group)

A group of married and unmarried college students attended a session on “Enhancing Responsible Partnership: Husband-Wife; Boyfriend-Girlfriend” on September 27, 2008 at the Multimedia Center. The resource speakers were Dr. Cirilo Jalad and his behalf, Dr. Asuncion Jalad. The program envisions to facilitate informative talks to young parents concerning healthy relationships of spouses, parenting and other related matters beneficial to their growth and development.

Peer Counselors’ Retooling and Evaluation

An outdoor activity with the theme “Sustaining Against Boredom of Service” where the essence of voluntary work was re-emphasized was appreciated by the Peer Counselors during their retooling and evaluation activity last October 26, 2008. Exercises on physical, mental and emotional aspects were applied to concretize learning.

Foreign Student Assistance Program

An orientation and informative session was given to some international students last August 21, 2008 at the Testing Center. Mrs. Prudencia Mondragon, the university registrar was invited to shed light on the general guidelines for them to follow. The session ended with the hope to establish friendship and support among students of diverse background and culture.

Applying-for-a-Job Symposium

There were three sessions conducted to the graduating students this semester, Mr. Raul Gatal, the ever supportive resource speaker, handled all the sessions. The group attendance is as follows: August 8, COED/CAS with 62 participants; August 16, COE with 27 participants, and August 23, CBA with 108. The activity had prepared them for the mock interview.

Drug Abuse Prevention

All CWTS students were asked to attend the drug symposium held on Saturdays during the month of July and August. Four sections were scheduled in the morning and another four sections in the afternoon in the High School Multimedia Center and Lesage AV Hall. The sessions were handled by the City Police OIC Chief and a personnel from the HNU Drug Watch Council. This activity is in coordination with the Central Student Government (CSG) through the Drug Watch Council whose Chairman is Ms. Vivian Lecias

HS Pro-Life Symposium

The increasing problems related to boy-girl relationships and pornography prompted the guidance staff to introduce the pro-life program to the second year students instead of the third year level. The module includes topics on miracle of life; schema of human psycho-spiritual development; love and infatuation; effects of premarital sex and morality. The resource speakers were the guidance staff and a priest who discussed morality to the students. It was a half-day symposium from October 8-10, 2008, given to all the second year day and night students by section.

PYRE Sessions

The three-day psycho-spiritual retreat for Parent-Youth Relationship Enrichment (PYRE) was participated by all fourth year high school students with their parents attending the last day. The high school guidance staff – Mr. Adelo Caberte, Mrs. Louriza Danigoy and Mrs. Janellee Girly Orig helped in facilitating the activities scheduled August 8-10, 29-31, September 12-14, 26-28 and October 17-19, 2008.

GS Leadership Training Seminar

All officers of the Supreme Pupil Government, Classrooms and Clubs attended a leadership seminar on September 12 and 19, 2008 at the High School Multimedia Center. The activity aims for better self-understanding and development of their leadership skills and potentials.

Family Virtues Seminar

The Kinder 1 and 2 parents attended a seminar on Family Virtues on September 20, 2008 at the Multimedia Center. The activity aims to provide parents deeper insights on their roles in enhancing spirituality and giving character education to their children. The speakers include Dr. Grace M. Samson, Mrs. Angeli Pueblo and Mrs. Janellee Orig.

Child Welfare Awareness Week

A week long celebration on child welfare was observed on October 13 and 17, 2008 in the grade school department. Part of the activity was a symposium on “Protecting One’s Self Against Pornography” that it informed children of the numerous effects of viewing pornographic materials. Mrs. Angelie Pueblo was the resource speaker.

Sign Language Culmination

The Guidance Center was able to offer Basic Sign Language Course for Beginners last August 19, 2008. Hearing Impaired Volunteers from the Bohol Deaf Academy, Dao Diamond Hotel, City Central School-Tagbilaran City, and HNU students, faculty and even out-of-school participants also availed of our free program. Mrs. Stephen Garaygay, counselor assigned to the differently abled students coordinated and facilitated the realization of the program. Last Oct. 4, 2008 a total of 36 participants have successfully received their certificates of completion at the HNU Hometel courtesy of the Dean of the CBA, Dr. Jemma Jay. With the continuous support of the administration, it is hoped that the program will continue with another Sign Language Course this second semester.



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