Tribute to our Teachers

Tribute to our Teachers

A famous line stated: A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning. To return the good deeds of our mentors, last October 4, 2019, the various student organizations of National College of Business Arts of Cubao united in order to pull off a wondrous celebration in commemoration of World Teacher’s Day. The Education students prepared the Freedom Wall where all students can write their messages to the faculty, a program was given to them which was filled with numerous performances and tributes from the students. Heart felt messages surrounded the auditorium, signifying the students’ love for their professors. Even the NCBA Board of Directors gave their share by giving each faculty member cash and tokens.

The last segment of the program featured songs and dance numbers from the professors themselves. Mr. Bernard Macinas, Mrs. Zenaida Miranda, Mr. Reyneil Cabrera, Mr. Arsenio Macaspac, Mr. Jhul Rio, Mr. Norman Sabio, Mr. Jessie Aguilar and Mr. Mar Edwin Del Rosario rocked the auditorium with their performances.

The event ended at 4:30 PM with a torrent of emotions assailing the students and professors.

Fire Suppression Drill

Fire Suppression Drill

Last August 15, 2019, the National College of Business and Arts-Cubao conducted a fire suppression drill on the school quadrangle. The Bureau of Fire Protection adhered NCBA’s call and sent a team of firefighters to demonstrate what to do during a fire, and how to extinguish a fire. The Basic Education, and College Departments were present during the drill. A few employees accompanied by the Vice President for Finance and the Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, Mr. Edwin P. Torres, and Mrs. Ester P. David, respectively, graced the event by being present.

NCBA Cubao – Student Leadership Seminar

NCBA Cubao – Student Leadership Seminar

Leadership Seminar

On July 19, 2019, the Office of Student Affairs, under the direct supervision of its Student Affairs Officer, Mrs. Zenaida T. Miranda conducted a leadership seminar at the function hall of the HRM Building, Cubao Campus. The seminar’s objective is to enable all student organization officers to serve the school and its students more and to equip them with the skills that they need in order to achieve their goals and objectives. The seminar featured a guest speaker who graduated in NCBA Fairview back in 2014. The attendees of the seminar were old and new student organization officers.

The guest lecturer, Ms. Martha Lado discusses the characteristics of a good leader.

JFINEX and JMA posed for a group photo

OSA CUBAO CONDUCTS LEADERSHIP TRAINING

OSA CUBAO CONDUCTS LEADERSHIP TRAINING

To continue training the future leaders of tomorrow, the Office of Students Affairs – Cubao conducted Leadership Training last July 27, 2018 at the Audio-Visual Room, 3rd Floor, High School Building. This was attended by the newly-elected officers from the newly-recognized organizations:

  • Junior Public Institute of Accountants (JPIA)
  • Junior Marketing Association (JMA)
  • Junior Financial Institute (JFINEX)
  • Council of Liberal Arts sagacious Students (CLASS)
  • Human Resource Development Management Association (HRDMA)
  • Hospitality Management Society (HMS)
  • Rotaract-NCBA

The Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Cirila Eden gave an inspirational message to the officers.  The guest lecturer, Vanessa Tan was an alumna from National College of Business and Arts Fairview, batch 2011, Cum Laude. She graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in English. She was the president of the Society of Empowered Education Students (SEEdS) school year 2010-2011. She concentrated on servant leadership. She knew that a leader should be humble. She quoted a line from Robert Green Leaf: “Servant-leader is servant first. It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead”. After the lecture a workshop was conducted, the officers were grouped according to their organizations. Then an assigned speaker was the one who explained the highlights of their discussion.

It ended with the distribution of certificates and picture taking with the guest-lecturer.

NCBA Celebrates its 51st Foundation Week

NCBA Celebrates its 51st Foundation Week

By Steven Charles Gagante

Student, teachers, and staff from NCBA Cubao, as well as the parents and students from other schools celebrated NCBA’s 51st Foundation at the Cubao Campus last February 13 to 15, 2018. The theme for this year’s foundation is Disney, a theme that related to our childhood, magic, and colorful memories.  

The Foundation week started on February 13, 2018 at morning with a Thanksgiving Mass. After the mass is the Field Demonstration where students from different levels compete for the best performance based on Disney animated movies. The rendition of The Lion King by the College Students won first place.  For lunch, there were many choices of food and drinks, as well as toys and other memorabilia available during the foundation week celebration along the school lobby and quadrangle. In the afternoon, selected talented students from different levels showcased their talents at the Grand Finals of NCBA’s Got Talent and James Cachuela from the High School Department became the Grand Winner.

On February 14th the foundation celebration continued with fun activities such as Dance Revolution, Club Fun Day, Service Awards Ceremony, and the hip-hop/music/dance contest. Several College students clashed with their knowledge to be the champion of 2nd Battle of the Brains and Expontaneous speech.  In the afternoon, NCBA Cubao’s Dance Troupe Kalinangan Ensemble (KE) held a dance competition called “Dance Mania” which was participated by several dance groups from NCBA Cubao and other schools and colleges.

On February 15, BS Education (BSEd) students attended an educational seminar with the topic “Interactive Teaching and Discovery Learning: A Research Based Approach to Teaching Generation Z” with Dr. Felipa P. Briana as the guest speaker while the Business Administration (BA) students majoring in Financial Management (FM), Marketing Management (MM) and Human Resources Development Management (HRDM) attended a seminar with the topic “Millenials: Modern Business Enthusiasts”. The guest speakers of the seminar are Mr. David A. Sagarit who talked about financial literacy, Mr. Rane A. Panaligan who lectured about marketing and networking, and Ms. Regimae L. Bagtas who talked about work diversity. The foundation week was ended with a concert of Itchyworms, an OPM band famous for their hits such as “Beer” and “Akin ka na lang”, at NCBA Fairview Quadrangle. NCBA’s 51st Foundation Week was memorable and colorful like Disney and made it feel magical and like happiest place on Earth.

NCBA Students Perform – Disney Style!

NCBA Students Perform – Disney Style!

By Steven Charles Gagante

On February 13, 2018, energy and colors filled the NCBA Cubao Quadrangle as the Field Demonstration started the NCBA’s 51st Foundation Day. Students from Elementary to College compete for the best performances based on Disney animated movies while parents, teachers and non-performing students watched and cheered the performers.

The program started with a song and ballet performance by selected Grade 11 and 12 students followed by the singing of Philippine national anthem and the NCBA hymn. The program proper started with Grade 9 students’ rendition of Pocahontas, a Disney film about a Native American Princess, her own culture, and her love with a British man. The Grades 5 and 6 students showed their dance performance of Moana, a Disney film based on Polynesian culture and the story involves a daughter of a tribe chief and her adventures in the ocean. The Grades 1 and 2 students perform their rendition of Hercules, a Disney film based on a Greek myth about the God of strength named Hercules. The Grade 7 students performed their street dance inspired by Frozen, a Disney film based on Hans Christian Andersen’s book, The Snow Queen. The story revolves on a queen who has icy powers, her bubbly sister, an iconic snowman named Olaf, and the unconditional love of family and friends. The Grades 1 and 2 students have their version of The Little Mermaid, a Disney film based on another Hans Christian Andersen book of the same title and the story is about a daughter of Triton, the king of the sea, who fell in love with a human prince and became a human with no voice.  Performers danced “Under the Sea” with the costumes of various sea creatures.

The Grade 11 students showcased their performance based on The Beauty and the Beast, a Disney film about a prince who became a beast and a beautiful lady who loves him regardless of his physical appearances. The Grade 12 students showed their rendition of Aladdin, a Disney film about inspired by one of tales in The Arabian Nights about a thief who has in love princess, a genie in a lamp, and a magic carpet. The Grade 10 students performed their colorful and energetic number inspired by DreamWorks’ Trolls, an animated film based on troll dolls and it featured singers Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick as one of the voice actors. The Grade 8 students showcased their rendition of Mulan, a Disney film about a Chinese woman who disguised as a man to replace her father when their empire orders that at least man from every family should participate in the war against the conqueror Shan Yu and his army.  

Last but not the least, The College students performed their rendition of The Lion King, a Disney film about a lion named Simba and his adventures to become the king of the Pride Lands. After all of the performances, the awards were given to the best performers. Third place went to Grade 10 for their performance of DreamWorks’ Trolls while the second place was given to Grade 12 for their rendition of Aladdin. The first placer of the field demonstration is the College Department for their performance of The Lion King. The College Department is also the Champion of 2017 Field Demonstration for their Ati-atihan dance. The 2018 field demonstration of NCBA Cubao showed the magic of talent, teamwork, and happiness to all the performers and spectators and it ends with happy endings just like Disney animated movies.