Testimonials-70 Years of Forming Women Leaders of Character and Substance
...and so because of these realizations, I decided to come home. I realized that I didn’t need to go out of the country to get a good education, because STCQC offers more than what other schools offer. Read More
...So, did I make the right choice of transferring to STC for my high school years? My answer is a definite YES. I am confident that when I receive my STCQC diploma in Grade 12, I will be ready to take on the responsibilities of a college student, because after all, STC has trained and prepared me well to face the challenges of life. Read More
October 24, 2016
Why STC is a Blessing by Dr. Lydia B. Echauz
Who is a Catholic Theresian Educator?
Dr. Lydia Balatbat-Echauz
STC HS Batch 1964
STC College Batch 1968
Teresa’s Light Awardee (Education)
Former President of Far Eastern University
May 19, 2015
8:30 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.
Sr. Adolphine Hall
Why STC is a Blessing
- Strong brand, since 1947
- Accomplished graduates
- High-quality Catholic education
- Modest tuition
- All-girl school
- Simple, sensible, smart and service oriented
- Good English and Filipino
- Green, safe and spacious campus
- Still run by the ICM nuns
Training Workshop for future Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) Accreditors was held at St. Theresa’s College Quezon City last July 28 – 29, 2016.
Administrators and Coordinators from different prestigious schools are gracing our beloved school namely:
- Ateneo de Manila University
- Colegio San Agustin, Makati City
- Claret School of Quezon City
- La Salle Green Hills
- Miriam College
- Notre Dame of Greater Manila, Caloocan City
- San Beda College - Alabang
- San Felipe Neri Parochial School
- St. Joseph’s College of Quezon City
- St. Mary’s Academy, Pasay City
- St. Mary’s College
- St. Scholastica’s Academy
We are greatly honored to be the host of this training workshop.
“Let your light shine and be a blessing to others.” – STC QC #stcqc #thereSHINE
Hail to Thee
Teaching students to recycle for the environment (The Philippine Star) Updated August 14, 2012 - 12:00am
Manila, Philippines - Aside from the three Rs that students are taught (Reading, ’Riting, ’Rithmetic), they’re now learning another R: Recycling. Tetra Pak recently awarded the winners of its Tetra Pak Care & Share program at its office in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. The program focuses on the collection of used Tetra Pak cartons from more than 100 partner schools in the country and educates kids on the importance of recycling used Tetra Pak packages.
Winner was St. Theresa’s College (STC), QC Grade School Department. Eleonor Brocoy, STC’s grade school science coordinator, shared how the Tetra Pak Care & Share program has been integrated in their school’s waste management program.
“This drive has been fully integrated in our waste management program named SINOP, which stands forSama-samang Itaguyod Natin ang Oras, Pondo at Iba pa, since we joined in 2003. Aside from promoting less paper consumption, less plastic, and no to Styrofoam, our students are also encouraged to recycle by collecting their used Tetra Pak cartons from their homes. These used and properly flattened Tetra Pak cartons are then brought to school on Fridays for collection,” said Eleonor Brocoy.
The program has raised students’ knowledge on the importance of recycling and sustaining the environment, and has promoted camaraderie not only among the students but also throughout the STC community. “We were actually putting the Care & Share program in front because we knew that by doing so, we were already doing our part in saving the earth,” shared Pamela Suanes, STC grade school student organization’s president. Francis Gayle Macam, STC GSCO vice president, agreed, saying, “Through this program, we also learned that we are doing ourselves a favor by keeping our surroundings clean and tidy.”
Tetra Pak has truly made its mark all over the world with its innovative packaging solutions and continues to run the business in a sustainable manner. The company’s six-layer aseptic carton packaging is made from fibers that are harvested from sustainably managed forests. Since Tetra Pak packages are primarily made from paper, these packages are recycled into useful materials such as brown paper, notebooks, and paper bags.
“By educating students through our Tetra Pak Care and Share program, we are able to encourage students to help care for the environment and actively contribute to the recycling of used Tetra Pak packages. Also, the winning schools get to benefit from the program and help both their school and their adopted foundations or underprivileged schools,” noted Tess Raymundo, Tetra Pak communications and environment manager.
Leni Gerona Robredo
Was invited to a Forum at St Theresa's College, Quezon City yesterday entitled "Get To Know Leni". The School Administration and Alumni Association said it was their first time to sponsor such a forum.
I almost became a Parent at St Theresa's. After Jesse died, we decided to transfer Jillian to a school in Metro Manila. She only applied at two: St Theresa's and Philippine Science. It was a difficult choice since both have their own very strong strengths and core values.
Head, PLDT Media Division
When I entered STC in1979, my mom was a chicken vendor at the Dapitan Public Market and her stall happened to be our residence as well. Home was a three feet space above the probably 15 square meter stall, where we climbed up on fours when it's time to sleep. It had no comfort room. And the backyard was the dressing area for the chickens which got busy as early as four in the morning.
Surprisingly, as a little girl, I didn't mind the poverty that surrounded me. It helped a lot that STC cultivated an environment where SEFI scholars like myself would not be discriminated.
In school, I was like any other student and I was given a chance to excel. But we were not just trained academically. We were raised to become well-rounded women guided by strong Catholic faith and love of country, with a deep compassion for the weak and underprivileged.
Hinubog kami ng STC upang maging Makatao, Makabayan at Maka-Diyos.
Armed with these values,I entered the University of the Philippines in Manila with a burning desire toserve others. Thus, I joined the campus paper and ran for the student council. My fondest memory at UP was leading the students stand against the tuition increase when I was chairman of KASAMA sa UP, the national alliance of UPstudent councils. We staged the biggest rallies in all UP campuses and actually got a P1 tuition rollback.
After college, I became abusiness journalist before finally settling as a PR professional. The most meaningful campaigns for me as a public relations person were our advocacy campaigns for the passage of the anti-child labor legislation and the government procurement reform law that sought for greater transparency in government contracts.
Now at PLDT and raisin gf our kids, I hope that I still continue to hold those values that make me a Theresian. I'd like to think that I still do. Even at this digital age, PLDT has kept its tag line - We're changing lives. And this is what I have always aspired to do, to make a difference in someone's life, to make lives better for others even for just a tiny bit.
Our batch just celebrated our silver jubilee last January 31 and we have pledged to become a SEFI endowers of that we'll have a scholar in perpetuity. This is our way of giving back to STC. And for me, as a former SEFI scholar, it has become a personal advocacy.
American educator Horace Mann has said that education is the great equalizer. This has certainly be entrue for me. I hope that with our batch's contribution and all your continued generous support to SEFI, more girls will stand before you in testimony to these words of Horace Mann.
Ms. Mary Maylanie L. Precilla
Vice President for Sales and Marketing
Robinsons Residences and Luxuria
Robinsons Land Corporation
Good afternoon, St. Theresa’s College! Thank you very much for inviting me to speak this afternoon. It’s a truly wonderful feeling to be back home. I truly miss this warm welcome.
SEFI or Sambayan Educational Foundation, Inc. has been instrumental to my life and success. I am a proud SEFI Student from Grade School to High School and being one wasn’t a piece of cake. At a young age of eight, I know that I had to keep my grades at a consistent outstanding level both in academics and extra-curricular activities. My parents were the proudest when I was accepted into the assistance program. I grew up with six siblings, all of them girls and am the very first one who was given the opportunity to study in a private school through SEFI. I knew then that I will face bigger and bolder challenges
Let me share with you what being a SEFI student had taught me. I’ve learned the true meaning of “HARD WORK”. I was awakened to the fact that there are no templates and shortcuts in achieving success but there is always “HARD WORK.” You can’t depend on anyone to bring you success; you must work hard for it.
I also learned the importance of “LEADERSHIP” – how to lead others. It is being able to influence and inspire others towards accomplishing a common goal. This is the key ingredient in achieving success. Being a SEFI student, granted me the virtue of being a leader which doesn’t signify that I need to be the president or the person in charge but rather setting an example on how to accomplish the tasks. Knowing how to be a leader also means being a good follower.
The SEFI student status molded me to begin my plans with an end in mind. I see to it that I make a list of my “things to do”; I assess situations in pros and cons and evaluate factors that contribute in achieving the goal.
I am grateful with all the doors SEFI has opened for me because through this I was able to know my strengths and weaknesses, where I need to focus on and what should I keep doing. With SEFI, I attained “self-awareness” which helped me in leading a team of over a thousand individuals now and inspiring them to push harder.
Working hard didn’t stop from graduating in school. I needed to stretch myself and discover new goals. I graduated with a course in Communication Arts but after six years in the advertising industry, I felt incomplete. I needed to do more than Promotions. I embarked on learning Real Estate Marketing in Ayala Land and after six years in the said company, I felt I needed to go beyond marketing high-end residential condominiums. After two more developer companies, I am on my fourteenth year in the real estate industry. Now heading sales and marketing under Robinsons Land. In this manner I have learned the philosophy of delayed gratification – it means putting off the immediate rewards in order to receive better prizes later.
By working hard, it also means to “WORK FOR YOUR COUNTRY” and that is what Real Estate can do. It is fulfilling to know that we have offered solutions to upstart families, young achievers and even OFW’s who want to upgrade the quality of their lives. My heart flutters when I know each sale means that I am giving back to people the goodness SEFI brought to me.
This perhaps is my end mind – being able to share the blessings and opportunities, being a light to my fellow SEFI Students and being able to contribute in making our country a better place to live in.
I couldn’t thank you enough for having me here, thank you to the Board of Trustees, thank you to St. Theresa’s College, thank you to Sambayan Educational Foundation, INC because of you, I am a better version of myself.