St. Dominic College of Asia gained various awards in the 49th Young Hoteliers' Exposition of the 11th MANILA FOOD AND BEVERAGES EXPOSITION (MAFBEX), held at the Philippine World Trade Center, on June 14-18.
Selected students from the Hospitality Management and Workskills International courses, under the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (SIHTM), showcased their skills in the competition’s 5 Categories: Table Set-Up and Napkin Folding competition, Mocktail Punch competition, Cake Decorating competition, Market Basket competition, and Clash of Kitchens.
The Champions in the Table Set-Up and Napkin Folding competition were James Carl R. Del Mundo, Giana Ray D. Barrios, Elisha Joyce DA. Ramos, and Cornelio P. Aguilar Jr., mentored by TECHVOC Officer and OIC Dean Melbert V. Animas.
Meanwhile, Kenneth A. Estolano, Francis Erick Delos Santos, Roselyn B. Tuico won Bronze in the Mocktail Punch Competition, accompanied by their coaches Prof. Christian O. Sidiangco and Mr. Rolando S. Poblete.
Joy-Mae C. Masicampo, Irene M. Moreno, Danica A. Padua, Hollygain S. Monterey and Marilou S. Aranzazu jointed the Cake Decorating competition under the guidance of their mentor, OIC Dean and HM Program Chair Jennefer Y. Yap. Junee Bonifacio, Earl Sabido, and Eliza Cruz competed for Market Basket competition, while Ivan Anjelo V. Panzo, August A. Abel, Kasmir Justine V. De Las Alas, and Joshua Shane P. Co entered the Clash of Kitchen segment. WSI Culinary Instructor, Chef Edgardo B. Encinas, mentored this teams for both categories.
A school-wide event, the Young Hoteliers' Exposition creates opportunities for aspiring hoteliers and restaurateurs to showcase their talents and skills in culinary arts, hospitality and the tourism industry. The theme for this year, Hollyfood: “Blazing and Stunning”, intends to showcase the various Hollywood genres in the craft of this industry.
St. Dominic College of Asia received a Plaque of Recognition from the Municipality of Maragondon, last June 12.
Alongside with the Municipality’s celebration of their “Ika-119 na Taon ng Pagdiriwang ng Kalayaan” with its theme, “Kalayaan 2017: PagbabagongSama-samangBalikatin,” SDCA was given a plaque of recognition as an act of appreciation for its excellence in supporting the Maragondonians through charities, educational, medical and social service programs to ensure the welfare of the people of Maragondon.
The Vice Mayor of Maragondon, Cavite, Mr. Ireneo C. Angeles, began the ceremony by giving his opening remarks. It was then followed by a message from their Mayor, himself, Mr. Reynaldo A. Rillo. In his speech, Mayor Rillo also introduced their guest of honor, the Chairman of St. Dominic College Asia, Dr. Marita A. Rillo and honor all her contributions for the development of her home town, Maragondon.
Dr. Marita A. Rillo also gave a speech which was mainly focused on her respect towards the Municipality of Maragondon, Cavite and its people, she also took this opportunity to commemorate our Independence Day and show her concern about the occurrences in our country.After that, they proceeded withthe highlight of the celebration which was the awarding of the Plaque of Recognition that serves as an act of appreciation for its deserving recipients to acknowledge their excellence in supporting the Maragondonians through charities, educational, medical and social service programs to ensure the welfare of the people of Maragondon. Prof. Ronald C, Tomines, the Community Outreach and Extension Officer was the one who accepted the award in behalf of St. Dominic College of Asia.
Aside from St. Dominic College of Asia, Saint Jude Band, Primero Uno Band,Nuestra Senora Dela Paz and Maestro Jose Malan Angeles received their Plaque of Recognition as well.
The occasion was attended by our very own, Prof. Christian Tu, the Program Chair for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Ms. Ianne Kristine Lopez.
After a brief intermission number from Ms, Christine Joy Pareja, the Chairman of SB Committee on Tourism concluded the convocation with his closing remarks.
By: Arvic Marie Alcantara
St. Dominic College of Asia facilitated St. Anne College and Workskills International’s partnership.
Last June 13, SDCA welcomed the Managing Director for Workskills International, Ms. Christine Williamson and some of the professors from St. Anne College, namely, Prof. Gerry T. Gavilan (Assistant Dean of ITHMT), Prof. Rose P. De Guzman (College Registrar), Professor Lalaine P. Manlangit (Dean of CBITE), and Prof. Raul Capisinda (Executive Assistant to the President). The conference was held at the Luigi’s Bar, located at the 4th floor of SDCA. The gathering was also attended by Dr. Gregorio A. Andaman Jr. (SDCA President), Ms. Teresita Andaman (Deputy Quality Management Representative), Prof. Rolando Poblete (Assessment Center Manager), Engr. Bernardita Escuril (College Registrar), Prof. Jennifer Yap (Program Chair for SIHTM), Chef Edgar B. Encinas (Special Lecturer).
The forum catered the discussion about the implementation of the Workskills International’s culinary class in the curriculum of the Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management program offered by St. Anne College. The culinary class was already a stand-alone course in SDCA, thus, with SDCA’s good alliance with Workskills International, they figured that it is only quite fitting that our sister school, St. Anne College, should be the next one to administer the said class.
Chef Edgardo B. Encinas preceded the assemblage with a presentation consists of photographs from their past events. After that, Ms. Christine Williamson discussed how the Filipinos’ hospitality is one of the main reasons why their organization chose our country to aid them in their advocacy. She did also shed light on the issue of high unemployment rate in Asian countries such as China and Japan. She then conferred their company’s aim to extend their support in the struggles of such countries by providing accessible employment programs.
Moreover, Williamson, subsequently proceeded into a discourse about the training programs that they offer. She also shared some anecdotes and testimonies from the experiences of the past participants of their training programs. To further elaborate her organization’s intentions, she showed their official website, training.gov.au, and went over the requirements and other necessary information about their program.
After her detailed confab about the program, Williamson answered questions from some of the professors from Saint Anne College.
Both Workskills International Managing Director, Christine Williamson and the professors of St. Anne College agreed that their partnership still has a long way to go. Williamson, nevertheless, concluded the meeting by showing the certificate that they will be giving to the students once the program was properly instigated.
By: Arvic Marie Alcantara
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