Monday, October 26, 2009

45 SVD-ALS take A&E Test

Photo taken as our SVD-ALS test-takers are about to enter
Dasmarinas National High School (Oct 25, 2009, around 6:00 am)

Around 4:00 am yesterday (25 Oct 09, Sunday), I brought our 45 SVD-ALS learners to Dasmarinas National High School to take the Accreditation and Equivalency test (A&E test) being conducted by the Department of Education. The SVD-ALS learners were part of the 4,324 test-takers from the whole province of Cavite, 330 of these were under the 8 learning centers supervised by Arnold Janssen Catholic Mission Foundation led by Fr. Jerome Marquez, SVD of St. Jude Catholic School.

Their instructional managers (teachers) and I expect a high passing rate for the SVD-ALS. Our students were well-prepared and said that the test was "madali" (easy).

The A&E test" is designed to measure competencies of those who have not finished either the formal elementary or secondary education." Those who registered for the test consisted of unemployed/underemployed out-of-school youth and adults;formal schools leavers/drop-outs; persons with physical disabilities; inmates, rebel/soldier integrees; members of cultural minorities; indigenous peoples;Industry-based workers,housewives, helpers, factory, workers, drivers.
The afternoon batch of ALS A&E test-takers

Most of our 45 SVD-ALS learners are formal school leavers (drop-outs) from Tagaytay City, Amadeo and Silang; 2 workers of Divine Word Seminary, 1 housewife; 2 workers of the FMM; and 2 workers of the Dominican Sisters.

With the SVD-ALS inside our compound and being supported by DWST, our seminary does its part in what we SVDs call "prophetic dialogue" with the poor and marginalized.
SVD-ALS during President's Cory's Funeral

What does one benefit after passing the ALS A&E Test? The following came from DepEd's website:
• Enroll as High School Freshman for elementary level passers;
• Enroll in post-secondary courses (tech/voc, two/three/four/five-year course of the
CHED and PASUC member institutions);
• Access to Meralco Foundation, Inc. and TESDA skills training programs; and
• Opportunity to acquire eligibility to government employment positions under CSC
Resolution No. 499.

The ALS, if I may add, is not only about passing the A&E test but, in the modules, there are a lot sessions about good values and moral conduct, becoming good citizens, and the awareness of the issues of justice, peace and integrity of creation (e.g. preserving the environment).
SVD-ALS learners with Father Superior General
(Philippine SVD Centennial at DWST)

In behalf of the 126 SVD-ALS learners (45 of whom were qualified to take the test) let me express my personal gratitude and deep appreciation to the following who lent a hand to make the first batch of SVD-ALS a success:
  • Fr. Fred Saniel, SVD, our rector and the rest of the Divine Word Seminary community for the all-out support including the use of the Dispensary building, free use of water and electricity, and basketball gym.
  • Ma'am Olive Tolentino - our head instructional manager; Perla B. Costa and Ritchelle Q. Razon, our instructional managers. They did an admirable job (in spite of meager remuneration).
  • Ma'am Gemma Patricio, ALS Supervisor of Arnold Janssen learning centers
  • Fr. Jerome Marquez, SVD and the Board of Trustees of the Arnold Janssen Catholic Mission Foundation.
  • Fr. Nielo Cantilado, SVD and the provincialate of Philippine Central Province for the significant financial assistance.
  • Revs. Jong Biton, Ferds Bajao, and Dante Barril - SVD deacons who assisted in the administration.
  • Fr. Flavie Villanueva, SVD and his friends. Fr. Flavie is tasked to conceptualize the livelihood skill program for "graduates" of SVD-ALS.
  • Atty Yolly Doblon; Ms. Nini Carbon, and Ms. Seni Basilio, Ms. Tess Tatlonghari (soup kitchen), Ms. Truly Griffiths (Hongkong), and last but not the least, the CTS 2009-2010 students.
From left: Rev. Dante, Rev. Jong, Ma'am Che,
Rev. Ferdie, Ma'am Perla, and Ma'am Olive.
Our SVD deacons will be ordained on Dec. 5, 2009

Our three SVD-ALS instructional managers (teachers)

From: Fr. Randy Flores, SVD - SVD-ALS Site Coordinator.


Anonymous said...

elow po fr. randy ..

tnung ko lang po nadownload nyo po ba yung pics. po nung buwan ng wika ng SVD ALS ?

tnx po god bless always ..

SVD ALS student

Miss_Xoey said...


Anonymous said...

hello po ask ko lang po kung sino yung girl dun sa unang pic on top of this page, coz she looks so familiar, if im not mistaken i think she is yssa mia, my former classmate in elem.

but anyway im also an A&E test taker last october 2009 from pasay city east high school, of course we are all hoping that the results will be release on february so that we could have so much time for college or job applicationS, and i know i trust myself that i will pass the exam bcoz of GOD

Anonymous said...

i agree i'm also hoping to get the results of the test sooner so i can take exams on universities

Anonymous said...

I had to drop out of in the middle of grade six. I am now 26. How can I enroll for this program. I want to finish high school after I finish grade six and then enroll in college

Can you help me?

Anonymous said...

sana naman mabgyan ng pansin ung mga result ntin as soon as they can.. pra mkapag asikaso pa tyo kng ppasok man ung iba na passers sa college

Anonymous said...

saan po ba mkikita itong lugar sa cavite dhil gusto ko po n mgenroll and tanong k lng po kung mybayad

Randolf C. Flores, SVD said...

Please contact: Olive Tolentino
Divine Word Seminary
SVD Road
4120 Tagaytay City

krizja said...

Kailan po ba ang board exam sa als universiy dito sa cavite ngayon 2010 gusto ko po kasing matapos ang pag-aaral ko gusto ko po kasing matulungan ang papa ko sa pagtatrabaho sa katunayan nga po nagtatrabaho n ako ngayon kaya naman pakicontact na lang po ako sa # na ito 09205812505.salamat po.

shamly said...

san po ba mki2ta ung result sa als pasay city east high school 2009 please do help me.. this is my email please dont ignore me thanks

shamly said...

san po ba mki2ta ung result sa als pasay city east high school 2009 please do help me.. this is my email please dont ignore me thanks

Anonymous said...

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