Sr. Jacqueline M. Clemencio, OSF
Sr. Jacqueline was born on October 17, 1964 in Mayorga, Leyte. She is the youngest child of Jose Clemencio and Pelagia Mengote who had six sons and three other daughters. The whole family migrated to Mindanao and so the petite Jacqueline attended classes in Puntian Elementary School in Bukidnon. Later, she finished high school in Kiburiao National High School and eventually earned her college degree in Midwifery at the Cagayan Capitol University in Cagayan de Oro City.
As an answer to the call of vocation, she entered the Congregation of Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration in Baybay City, Leyte. “I am really convinced and I do believe that this vocation is not only for those who are called to live a consecrated life. It is the vocation of all of Jesus’ followers and can be expressed in various ways. My response to His divine call requires a total ‘giving of self.’ My call to this state of life is not accidental, but rather, planned and well received. God says: ‘You did not choose Me; I chose you.” These brief yet intense words evoked the most radical ‘letting go’ of everything. My fidelity and my commitment are put to the test and I may fail, but I know that God will never abandon me. He is always by my side.”
At first Sr. Jacqueline didn’t find teaching appealing. But after she finished BSED Major in Biology at the Franciscan College of Immaculate Conception in Baybay Leyte, and after having been assigned an apostolate in education, she learned to love teaching.
Often, as a religious sister, Sr. Jacqueline is given an assignment every year. When she received her assignment in Holy Name University of Tagbilaran, she had a mixture of feelings. Soon enough, she became one of the life forces in the institution’s Campus Ministry, and helps in facilitating retreats and recollections. Moreover, she is always behind every liturgical celebration. Vivacious and bubbly, her laughter can be contagious. She now dedicates her time and efforts in the Grade School Department where pupils often look up to her as a friend and mentor.
Mrs. Shirley A. Laborte
Mrs. Shirley Asilo Laborte, or “Shirl” for short, is the second child of Restituto Mendaña (from Calape) and Teresita Asilo (from Catigbian). Born on July 23, 1973 in Tagbilaran City, she brought joy to the family. She has two brothers and one sister. She spent her elementary years in Dao Elementary School. Meanwhile, she finished high school as well as earned her degree in BEED at Divine Word College of Tagbilaran.
Mrs. Laborte has been in the teaching ministry for 14 years already, and thought of settling down in Ormoc, Leyte for good. But her longing to serve her beloved alma mater brought her back, and the chance to join the HNU family was considered a blessing.
Swimming, going on an adventure, listening to religious and pop music, and reading magazines (like her favorite, Kerygma) are some of the things she does during her free time. Accordingly, she finds the Holy Namians helpful and accommodating, people she is at home to be with. Moreover, she quips, “Teaching is the noblest profession and I have commited myself to love my work and deliver what I could to the best that I can.”
Mrs. Laborte is currently handling Science 3, Mathematics 3, P.E. 3 and Writing 3. Moreover, she is the class adviser of Grade 3-St. Anthony and handles the Young Animators’ Club.
Mr. Marcial O. Golosino
Mr. Marcial Olano Golosino is the youngest of five siblings. He was born on September 21, 1983 in Camambugan, Ubay. His proud parents are Eutemio Golosino and Carmelita Olano. He finished both grade school and high school in Camambugan Elementary School and Camambugan High School, respectively. Eventually, he went to Tagbilaran to study at Holy Name University and earn the BEED degree, with major in Social Studies.
This bachelor loves watching the Discovery Channel, reading historical books, as well as playing basketball and billiard. He is also into music, particularly the songs of the popular group, Chicago. Teaching has been on his agenda even as a young student.
Mr. Golosino contends, “I want to follow Jesus, the greatest Teacher. Sharing my knowledge to my pupils is such a great fulfillment. Though I was able to teach for two years in another private school right after graduation, I kept on yearning to serve in my dear alma mater; I wanted to be a part of HNU’s tradition of excellence. I also believe in the adage ‘One cannot give what one doesn’t have.’ A teacher ought to keep on updating one’s self and constantly strive to give beyond what is expected.”
At present, Mr. Golosino is handling HEKASI 5, Filipino 4 and Music 4, and is the class adviser of Grade 5-St. Francis of Assisi. He is also the club moderator of Ballers (Outdoor Sports).