Community
ABBEY CHURCH
 
Schedule of Liturgical Services

The Church on Mendiola, dedicated to the Holy Child of Prague in 1926, is a source of pride of monks and Bedans as the Abbey Church of the monastic community of the Abbey of Our Lady of Montserrat and as the College Chapel of San Beda College Manila. The monks sing the Divine Office and celebrate the Conventual Mass (Mass of the Monks) daily in the sanctuary, and students, teachers, administrators, and workers gather for Masses that celebrate various events in the life of the school.

The Swedish architect George Asp designed the neo-gothic church. The oil paintings - the most famous and most admired feature of the church – are the work of Fr. Lesmez Lopez, OSB, known for his murals in monasteries in Spain and Australia; while the decorations were done by Dom Salvador Alberich, OSB.

Liturgical Schedule

Weekdays

  • 5:50 AM Lauds/ Morning Prayer
  • 6:30 AM Conventual Mass
  • 7:00 AM Mass for the Bedans
  • 6:00 PM Vespers/ Evening Prayers
  • 6:30 AM Lauds/ Morning Prayer
  • 7:00 AM Conventual Mass
  • 5:15 PM Vespers/ Evening Prayers
Sunday
6:30 AM
Morning Prayer (Lauds)
7:00 AM
Conventual Mass
10:00 AM
Mass
11:00 AM
Mass
6:00 PM
Vespers/Benediction
Monday to Friday
5:50 AM
Morning Prayer (Lauds)
6:20 AM
Conventual Mass
6:50 AM
Mass
Saturday and Holiday
6:30 AM
Morning Prayer (Lauds)
7:00 AM
Conventual Mass
6:00 AM
Vespers
The Benedictine Abbey Church of Our Lady of Montserrat

The Abbey Church of Our Lady of Montserrat located in the heart of Mendiola St. with its neo-gothic façade and twin towers serves as the Church of the monastic abbey and as the College Chapel of San Beda College Manila. It is a place of prayer and silence, where the monks and students alike start and end their day. In here the Benedictine monks together with the students and staffs sing the Liturgy of the hours (Divine Office) and celebrate the Eucharist daily. It is also where the Bedan students, teachers, administrators and staff members gather together to celebrate various events such as graduation, baptism and confirmation.

The Abbey Church is named after Our Lady of Montserrat and was dedicated in 1926 to the Holy Name of Jesus. Hence, every year, the feast of Santo Niño de Praga is celebrated on the last Sunday of January.

Swedish architect George Asp designed the neo-gothic church. Paintings such as the portraits of the childhood of Jesus Christ, seen just above the main altar and the allegories of virtues on the ceiling by Fr. Lesmes Lopez, OSB, adorn the church interior. And Dom Salvador Alberich, OSB designed the embellishments surrounding the paintings. A more recent painting done by Francesco Giannini, an Italian painter has been added in 2012 on the rear wall of the church interior depicting the history of the Benedictines here in the Philippines.

Schedule of Liturgical Services

Weekdays

  • 5:50 AM Lauds (Morning Prayer)
  • 6:20 AM Conventual Mass (First Mass)
  • 7:00 AM Second Mass
  • 5:15 PM Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays

  • 6:30 AM Lauds (Morning Prayer)
  • 7:00 AM Conventual Mass (First Mass)
  • 10:00 AM* Second Mass
  • 11:00 AM * Third Mass (Sponsored by the San Beda Alumni Association)
  • 6:00 PM Vespers (Evening Prayer) with the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament (Sundays only)

Contact Information

Abbey of Our Lady of Montserrat Mendiola St., San Miguel, Manila

The Abbey Porteria

Tel. No. (02) 735-5992/ (02) 735-5972

Cel. No (0922) 258-2626 (Sun)

(0906) 277-0381 (Globe)

For inquiries on Benedictine vocation, please look for the Vocation Promoter through the above-mentioned contact details. 

Community Benedictine Foundation
ABOUT US
 
What is SBCBEFI?

The San Beda College Benedictine Educational Foundation, Inc.(SBCBEFI) is an independent corporation established by the Benedictine monks of the Abbey of Our Lady of Montserrat and duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission whose purpose is to help in funding the projects of the educational institutions established by the Benedictine community and other institutions in the areas of scholarships, faculty development, community involvement services, research, physical plant development and environmental protection.

Vision

A premier foundation that supports the apostolate of the Benedictine monks in providing access and equal development opportunities in the field of education develop communities with individuals who are fully human, wholly Christian, truly Filipino and globally competitive leaders and professionals and who continually work for the preservation of the environment for a better world for us and the future generations.

Mission

Facilitate the concretization of San Beda College’s priority development programs and projects for the school in particular and the society in general in the areas of teaching, research, community outreach, physical plant and infrastructure development

Goal

To contribute in the minimization of chronic problems in the educational sector and help address the development needs of communities in the country through its programs and projects......

SBCBEFI Logo
San Beda College Benedictine Educational Foundation, Inc.

Mendiola St., San Miguel,
Manila, Philippines

Telephone Number:
(63) (02) 735-5972
(63) (02) 735-5992 local 6061
(63) (02) 735-6011 local 1180

Telefax:
(63) (02) 353-8865

E-mail:
sbcbefi_03@yahoo.com

Community Benedictine Foundation
OFFICIALS
Board of Trustees
Rt. Rev. Tarcisio Ma. H. Narciso, OSB
Rt. Rev. Tarcisio Ma. H. Narciso, OSB
Chairman
Office Support Staff
Ms. Ailene May C. Fajardo
Ms. Shayne Vicenal Manalo
 
 
Community Benedictine Foundation
PRIORITY PROGRAMS
 
Program Development
  • Curriculum Development
  • Institutional Research Program (Science, Business, Arts)
Human Resource Development Program (Professional Enrichment/Training)
  • Administrators Development Program
  • Faculty Development Program
  • Students Development Program (Scholarship)
  • Staff Development Program
Delivery of Educational Services
  • Institutional Development
  • Seminars, Conferences, Training- Workshops
  • Publications
Community Outreach
  • Community Involvement Program
  • Linkages and Networking Program
Physical Plant and Facilities Development
  • Buildings
  • Classrooms
  • Laboratories (Computer and Science Labs)
  • Libraries
  • Others
 
Community Benedictine Foundation
DONATION PROCEDURES
 
Receipts of Donations

SBCBEFI receives donations to finance its various projects, e.g

Scholarships, improvement/construction of facilities, community development, faculty development, assistance for victims of calamities, etc.

  • Official receipt of SBCBEFI is issued upon receipt of donation.
  • Corresponding Certificate of Donation (CoD) is submitted to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) with copy received by BIR
  • Copy of CoD duly received by BIR is given to the Donor to support the Donors’ claim of deductible expense for income tax purposes.
  • All receipts of SBCBEFI are deposited to its authorized depository bank.
Funding/Disbursements
  • SBCBEFI receives requests for funding of activities for its authorized projects (as stated in no. 1 above).
  • Check(s) are issued for requisitions with approval from the CEO

Note:

All disbursements are made through issuance of checks.
Donations intended for particular activities are properly noted and monitored.
Approved projects with funding from donations intended for particular activities are given priorities on the use of said funds.

SBCBEFI is accredited by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC) registered with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). As a Donee Institution, donations to SBCBEFI are deductible business expenses for tax purposes.

Donors will be issued Official Receipts and Donation Certificate duly received by BIR.

SEC Registration No. CN200313486
BIR Registration No. IRC0000122298
TIN 225-102-172-000NV

Community
B.E.D.S.A.P.
 
Social Action Program

San Beda University Basic Education Department believes that its students should be exposed to various social situations and realities which are prevalent in Philippine society.

Aside from its commitment to quality education, it also believes that the school serves as a bridge to widen the student’s horizons, most particularly the participation of the students in community service and development.

Although the BED-SAP is following the general direction of the ICIC as its mother institution, BED-SAP, having different conditions is catering to secondary and elementary students in which capacities are different from that of tertiary, have crafted different Vision, Missions and Objectives. It was made sure that the Vision, Mission, Objectives and specially the activities were designed in ways that would pattern to the capacities that of high school students and at the same time, they will find enjoyment and fulfillment as they do their community engagement activities.

Vision.

Guided by the Benedictine core values, the Basic Education Department through the Social Action Program envisions itself as a community advocating social change with partner communities with whom we have sustained relationship.

Mission

To provide students, faculty members, administrators and other stakeholders, including parents and alumni, development programs that incarnate Benedictine and Gospel values through engagement in community work. 

 
Community
INSTITUTIONAL CAMPUS MINISTRY
I. The Institutional Campus Ministry Office. An Overview.

When Fr. Silvestre Jofre, O.S.B. celebrated the opening Mass of Colegio de San Beda in June 1901, he said, “The College of San Beda comes to the arena with the sole purpose of helping to defend the Catholic battlements in the field of education…” That was the year when the Roman Catholic Church was still facing problems on how to “combat” crisis of the faith brought about by effects of the Reformation.

Now, the “battleground” remains basically the same. Questions about the ways of the Church are still there, so are questions about doctrines. But there is a more pressing crisis of the faith today which subtly seeps into the life of society, destroying families and distorting the role of persons in the community. This is the gnawing emptiness in the person, leading him anywhere but actually nowhere. The Bedan is not immune to this. The reasons for this emptiness are deep seated that we wonder where it is really coming from.

Now, the “battleground” remains basically the same. Questions about the ways of the Church are still there, so are questions about doctrines. But there is a more pressing crisis of the faith today which subtly seeps into the life of society, destroying families and distorting the role of persons in the community. This is the gnawing emptiness in the person, leading him anywhere but actually nowhere. The Bedan is not immune to this. The reasons for this emptiness are deep seated that we wonder where it is really coming from.

II. HISTORY OF THE INSTITUTIONAL CAMPUS MINISTRY OFFICE

References:

The Benedictine Monks’ ministry to the students started when the school was established in 1901. For a long time, there was no office for campus ministry work. The monks simply did their priestly ministry whenever they could as this was deeply ingrained in their vocation as shepherds of the Church.

In 1963, the Cursillo Movement was introduced in the Philippines by the Americans. Fr. BelarmineBaltazar, O.S.B. was actively involved in the organization in the early 1970’s through the Adjutores Dei of the Diocese of San Pablo, Laguna. With the help of Mr. Fred Uy, who was then in charge of the Adjutores Dei in Laguna, three groups of high school Bedan students joined the Cursillo For The Youth in 1974. Like the original goal of the founders of the Cursillo Movement when it began in Spain in 1944, Fr. Belarmine simply wanted the young Bedan to deepen his faith experience and sustain it through regular faith sharing encounters through the Reunions.

Father Andres Formilleza, OSB, who was then chaplain of the High School Department in 1975, joined in the program. He later became Abbot of the Abbey of Our Lady of Monserrat in 1989. He remained actively involved especially through administering of the Sacrament of Reconciliation during his later years until his death in 2012.

Fr Eduardo Africa, OSB, who became Abbot in 1980, also joined in the program. He was the chaplain of the College of Arts and Sciences at that time. These three priest monks became pioneers of the Peace Retreat Program which was designed to adapt to the needs of the growing Bedan community, maintaining to some extent the same structure of the Cursillo for the Young.

The 1975 graduating students of the College of Arts and Science (CAS) was the first batch who underwent the new retreat program. Since then, all graduating students of the CAS and the high school department underwent the same. The name “Peace Retreat Program” was suggested by Manuel Concepcion, a senior CAS student in 1975. It was taken from the Benedictine motto “PAX”, a Latin word which means peace. Hence, the name gave the new retreat program a true Bedan character. Fr. Bellarmine and Fr. Andres continued the program as Fr. Eduardo left for further studies. By then, the program was introduced to first year CAS students.

Since the start of the Peace Retreat in 1975 until 2010, the theme song has always been “Somewhere,” taken from the well-known Broadway musical “The Westside Story”. This song reflects a person’s yearning for a better life and a better goal which is basically true of each person’s search for something greater sometime, somewhere. It also speaks of a dream of being truly united to (a) person(s) or a cause that can fill a gnawing emptiness that seems to suck our sense of direction and purpose that may leave us restless and unfulfilled. St. Benedict of Nursia may have gone through a similar restless and seemingly pointless experience. In his milieu, he dared to remove himself from society and live alone. Initially, he must have been in search of himself but eventually, he did not just find himself, but he also found God, and inevitable, found peace. This is the essence of the Peace Retreat: to better understand oneself, re-encounter God and find peace within.

The Peace Retreat continues to change as it adapts to an ever changing community: from Spiritual Directors, facilitators, to its facilities such as venues and needed technologies, and also activities. One of the major developments of the Peace Retreat is the offering of the program to San Beda University’s sister school, the Benedictine Abbey School (St. Benedict’s College, 1983) now, San Beda College, Alabang. The arrangement then was the female students were facilitated as a separate batch after the retreat of the male students.

In 1983, the late Rev. Odilardo Ma. J. Arceo, OSB handled the Peace Retreat for the college students until 1986. After his term, Fr. Basil Apostol took over the position of Fr. Formilleza and Fr. Baltazar as the Spiritual Director. In 1988, Fr. Jose de Jesus handled the position. There was a time that Fr. Jose simultaneously facilitated the retreat programs of San Beda University, Manila and St. Benedict’s College, Alabang. During his time the Peace Retreat program was extended to the College of Law of San Beda University. At that time, the venue of the Peace Retreat was at Pope John XXIII Formation Center in Antipolo City.

Gradually, volunteer students, later called as Auxiliaries, took an active participation in the facilitation of the retreat. Ministries were formed which took charge of preparing and serving the students at the kitchen and dining area, dorms, and conference halls. Music Ministry and Sunday Prep groups were also formed. There were times when as many as twenty five volunteer students would serve during the weekend retreat

In 1992, the Auxiliaries of SBC, Manila helped train student volunteers from St. Benedict’s College, Alabang who were also later called as Auxiliaries. A few years later, Auxiliaries from Alabang separated from those of Manila as they gradually formed their own identity distinct from that of San Beda University, Manila. Students who had their Peace Retreat from either campus are exempted from paying and attending the same program when they have to transfer to the other San Beda University campus.

In 1993, Fr. Jose left the Peace Retreat Movement. The auxiliaries sought the help of Fr. Abbot Formilleza, who then appointed Fr. Angelo Legal to take the place of Fr. Jose. The former became the Spiritual Director of the Peace Retreat Movement from 1993-1994.

In 1994, Fr. Anthony Ma. Mendoza, OSB, became the Spiritual Director until the year 2001. Under his term, the auxiliaries served not only during the Peace Retreat but extended their help to other spiritual activities of the whole college like recollections and retreats of faculty and service personnel. One great event was the Institutional Celebration of the Great Jubilee year in 2000 wherein the auxiliaries helped in the overnight event participated by the whole college. The notion of a hierarchy in position, adapted from the Rule of Benedict regarding the monk’s entrance to the monastery was adapted in the formation of the volunteers.

In 2001, Fr. Anthony was assigned as the principal of the Grade School Department. Prior to his leaving, he left the complete list of attendance and other documents and reference materials in the Campus Ministry Office.

Fr. Benedict Fabia, OSB was appointed as the next successor. During Fr. Benedict’s time, the Peace Retreat Program was introduced to the newly-formed colleges, the College of Medicine (AY 2002-03) and the College of Nursing (AY 2003-04). The venues of the retreats were at St. Cecilia’s Shrine at Villa Manaoag, Pandi, Bulacan (for High School, CAS, and CON departments) and St. Michael’s Retreat House, Antipolo City (for the COL and COM departments). It was also at that time that San Beda University adapted the co-educational system.

In 2004, Dom Maximillian Mapilisan, OSB was appointed as the Campus Minister and Spiritual Director of the Peace Retreat Movement since Fr. Benedict was assigned as the Finance director of San Beda University – Manila and San Beda College Alabang. Because of the need to finish his graduate studies, Dom Maximilian had to leave his post.

From 2005 to 2007, Bro. Mar Anthony Tayag served as the Campus Minister and Spiritual Director of the Peace Retreat Movement. Knowing well the intricacies of the retreat, and having served the past three spiritual directors, Kuya Mar, as he was fondly called, concentrated on the growing number of student volunteers who served as resident auxiliaries and apprentices in the Peace Retreat Movement. The student volunteers were needed to facilitate fully well the Peace Retreat as well as assist in the in-campus recollections. Without the auxiliaries, it would have been very difficult to come up with a well-run and developed program during that time.

With the ever-changing administration of the Campus Ministry Office, the office itself was transferred from one building to another until eventually, most of the documents and reference materials preserved during the time of Fr. Anthony got lost.

When Bro. Mar Anthony Tayag left San Beda University in 2007, Dom Maximilian was reinstated in the Office and served as Assistant Coordinator while Dom Dunstan Ma. B. Candol, OSB, served as Coordinator. Together, they served as Spiritual Directors and Campus Ministers for Academic Years 2007 – 2010.

Two Lay Campus Ministers and a secretary were hired during the Academic Year 2008 – 2009. The work on organizing data and documenting the program and activities of the Campus Ministry Office resumed. By 2010, the role and function of the Auxiliaries was modified. Hierarchy of position was discouraged as unchecked practices tended to be abused. The number of volunteers that would serve the weekend program was controlled because the retreat house in Antipolo already provided janitors, cooks and servers for their guests.

Change of administrative assignments for S.Y. 2010 – 2011 brought Dom Dunstan to San Beda College, Alabang, as Dom Maximilian took the place as Coordinator for the Campus Ministry of San Beda University, Mendiola. During this time, a new set of student volunteers gradually emerged. They were no longer identified as “Auxies” but as CMO Student Volunteers. These volunteers were often reminded to make their studies their priority, not the weekend program.

In November 2010, the retreat venue was moved to the newly constructed Benedictine retreat house in No. 92 Real St., Barangay Mataas na Burol, Silang, Cavite. Up to the present, this remains as the venue for almost all retreats and recollections under the Campus Ministry Office of San Beda University, Manila and San Beda College Alabang. This house is called Montserrat Center for Religious Formation.

During the Academic Year 2011 – 2012, the Campus Ministry Office was given the task of facilitating recollections and retreats of San Beda University, Taytay, Rizal. Co-facilitating these activities were the class advisers and the guidance counselors, in coordination with the Coordinator of the Christian Life Department. The Grade or Year Level Recollection Themes were formulated in line with the themes of the Guidance Department, giving a psycho-spiritual approach to the program.

Dom Maxi’s next assignment was at San Beda College, Alabang. This was Academic Year 2012 – 2013. Fr. Aelred Nilo, O.S.B. was appointed as Chaplain of the Basic Education Department of San Beda University, Taytay, Rizal. The Campus Ministry Office of the Mendiola campus coordinated with him regarding recollections and retreats of the B.E.D. students from Grade 6 to Year IV.

Fr. Paul de Vera, O.S.B., out of his love and dedication to the San Beda pupils of Taytay, Rizal, volunteered to assist in the ministering of the Sacraments of the Holy Eucharist and Reconciliation, which he still does up to the writing of this narrative history.

Fr. Rembert Tumbali, O.S.B., from A.Y. 2013 up to the present, serves as Coordinator of the Campus Ministry Office of the Manila and Rizal campuses. He also served as Services Officer from 2013 to 2014 and later as Finance Director up to the present.

There were a lot of developments since Dom Rembert Tumbali, OSB. took over the Coordinatorship of this office.

  • The general make-over of the Campus Ministry Office
  • The invitation of high caliber speakers to the overnight Senior recollections
  • Unifying the then separated Mother and Father talk during the Peace Retreat, making this as one talk from a married couple
  • Incorporating a talk on Benedictine Identity and Mission, touching on the Ten Benedictine Hallmarks, and
  • Having monks as speakers for the In-House recollections

It is also during these years of Dom Rembert’s term of office that the programs and modules were revisited, evaluated, edited and modified to fit in the new program of the whole institution regarding the integration of the Ten Hallmarks of Benedictine Education which are the

  • LOVE of Christ and neighbor
  • PRAYER: a life marked by liturgy, lectio and mindfulness
  • STABILITY: Commitment to the daily life of this place, its heritage and tradition
  • CONVERSATIO: The way of formation and transformation
  • OBEDIENCE: A commitment to listening and consequent action
  • DISCIPLINE: A way toward learning and freedom
  • HUMILITY: Knowledge of self in relation to God, others and creation
  • STEWARDSHIP: Responsible use of creation, culture and arts
  • HOSPITALITY: Openness to the other
  • COMMUNITY: Call to serve the common good

With the growing number of students and the expanding tasks of the Campus Ministry Office, there was a need to hire another campus minister and an assistant secretary. This came to be on Academic Year 2012 – 2013. The newly hired took charge of the in-campus recollections while the other two lay campus ministers took charge of the recollections and retreats at Montserrat Center for Religious Formation, Silang, Cavite. Assignments were later shuffled to orient all those working in the Campus Ministry Office to all its tasks

Upon invitation, and with the approval of the Coordinator, the Campus Ministers facilitated recollections from other schools such as St. Mark’s School of Cavite, NAMEI of Mandaluyong, St. Jude College of Cavite, V. Mapa School, Legarda, Manila and St. Scholastica’s College, Westgrove, Laguna.

On its 40th year since Fr. Belarmine thought about strengthening the essential relationships of the graduating Bedan students, Sr. Jerome Perlas, O.S.B., the first Benedictine sister employed in San Beda University, Manila, was added to the working team. She was later joined by Sr. Florence Lañas, O.S.B. When Sr. Jerome and Sr. Florence had to leave for new assignments, Sr. Gladys Laurente, O.S.B t. joined in he force

It was only on the A.Y. 2015-2016 when the Campus Ministry Office was officially called as the Institutional Campus Ministry Office

It was only on the A.Y. 2015-2016 when the Campus Ministry Office was officially called as the Institutional Campus Ministry Office

III. Vision-Mission of the Institutional Campus Ministry Office

Vision

The Institutional Campus Ministry Office envisions a San Beda community of students and personnel who are fully aware of their San Beda and Benedictine identity, giving life to the humanitarian Benedictine Hallmarks of love, prayer, stability, conversatio, obedience, discipline, humility, stewardship, hospitality and community.

Mission

The Institutional Campus Ministry Office aims to provide a Christian Formation that is distinctly Benedictine, giving expression to a psycho-spiritual approach in its formation.

IV. Nature of the Program

The Recollection and Retreat Program of the Institutional Campus Ministry Office is psycho-spiritual in its approach. It is non-proselytizing and is an integral part of the curriculum given to the San Beda University student for each academic level. This is a requirement for all students.

V. Participants

The Campus Ministry Office facilitates the recollections of I.B.E.D. students from Grade 6 to Grade 12, as well as all college students and non-teaching personnel.

College Students are to attend their recollection or retreat only once per year level. Their year level is based on the year level recognized by the Registrar’s Office, printed on their validated I.D.

A Bedan is allowed to participate the Peace Retreat only once. Transferees from San Beda College, Alabang who had their Peace Retreat are requested to secure a Certificate of Attendance from the Catholic Benedictine Formation Office (CBFO), San Beda College, Alabang and present this to the Campus Ministry Office (CMO) of SBU, Mendiola

Likewise, transferees from SBU Mendiola or Taytay who had attended their Peace Retreat are to secure a Certificate of Attendance from CMO, SBU, Manila and present this to CBFO, SBC, Alabang. This is to exempt the Bedan tansferee from paying the Peace Retreat fee upon enrolment during their first year in another campus of San Beda University 

Adminstrators
REV. FR. ALOYSIUS MA. A MARANAN, OSB
REV. FR. ALOYSIUS MA. A MARANAN, OSB
Head
FR. REMBERT TUMBALI, OSB
FR. BEDE S. HECHANOVA, OSB
Coordinator
SR. GALDYS LAURENTE, OSB
SR. GALDYS LAURENTE, OSB
Campus Minister
MS. NELIA BARJA
MS. NELIA BARJA
Campus Minister
MS. ERLISA CASTILLO
MS. ERLISA CASTILLO
Campus Minister
MRS. SALLY TACORDA
MRS. SALLY TACORDA
Campus Minister
MR. ERIC JOHN RELLORA
MR. ERIC JOHN RELLORA
Campus Minister
MS. JINKY ALDEA
MS. JINKY ALDEA
Clerk

Institutional Campus Ministry Office

Mendiola St. San Miguel, Manila

Tel No: 735-6011 Loc. 6111

Mobile No.: 09173019032

 

Institutional Campus Ministry Office

San Beda University

Rizal Campus

Mobile No.: 09173019028

Community I.C.I.C.
Overview
 
Overview

The San Beda University Institutional Community Involvement Center (ICIC) carries significant tasks for the school to achieve its corporate social responsibility, and contribute its part in nation-building. It is also the locus of learning opportunities which could offer students, faculty and administrators the avenue for community-based research and integrated instruction that could sharpen specific areas of expertise and technology.

 

Since its foundation on June 17, 1901, San Beda University (SBU), as one of the leading Higher Educational Institutions of the country, continues to echo the blending synergy of fides (faith), scientia (knowledge) and virtus (virtue) which enable members of the SBU community to become “catalysts of social transformation and development among people and communities and be a herald of the Christian mission of love and service to others, most especially the poor and the marginalized.”

 

ICIC strives to connect the institution to the communities by the implementation of relevant programs aligned with to the skills and specialization of its students and faculty as well as the needs of its target groups and partner communities.

Objectives

- Empower both the people in the partner communities and SBC students, faculty and staff through service-learning initiatives that allow critical reflection and productive engagement;

- Provide opportunities for linkages and collaborative partnerships that could elevate the level of awareness for the Bedan community members and partners to the dynamics of participatory development;

- Enable partner communities to initiate income generating projects and develop effective marketing strategies for sustainable livelihood;

- Utilize research as a vehicle to deepen the SBC community’s understanding of social issues; and

- Benchmark the best practices of outreach and community engagements of higher educational institutions. 

Community I.C.I.C.
Partnership
 
ICIC in Partnership with the San Beda College – Benedictine Educational Foundation Inc. (SBC-BEFI)

ICIC entered a partnership with the San Beda College-Benedictine Educational Foundation Inc. (SBC-BEFI). ICIC and SBC-BEFI have joint ventures in both the educational scholarship and the livelihood programs for the members of our partner communities and target groups.

What is SBC-BEFI?

SBC-BEFI is an independent corporation established by the Benedictine monks of the Abbey of Our Lady of Montserrat, Manila. It is duly registered in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with the purpose of helping fund the projects of the educational institutions established by the Benedictine Community and other institutions in the areas of scholarships, faculty development, community involvement services, research, physical plant development and environmental protection.

 

SBC-BEFI is accredited by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC) registered as a donee foundation in the Bureau of Internal Revenue.

 

As a DONEE INSTITUTION, donations to SBC-BEFI are deductible business expenses for tax purposes. Donors will be issued official receipts and donation certificate duly received by BIR.

 

SBC-BEFI board of officers and trustees are Rt. Rev. Tarcisio Ma. H. Narciso, OSB, Chair, Rev. Fr. Gerard Ma. D. De Villa, OSB, President, Mr. James T. Sy, Vice-President, Rev. Dom Clement Ma. H. Roque, OSB, Treasurer, Ms. Nenita A. Luna, Comptroller and Rev. Fr. Bede S. Hechanova, OSB, Corporate Secretary and Chief Executive Officer.

 

SBC-BEFI holds office at 638 Mendiola St. with the telefax (632) 353-8865, and trunk lines 7356011 loc. 1180. For any inquiries and intentions to donate email at sbcbefi_03@yahoo.com

Partnership Communities and Target Groups

ICIC has four partner communities as locations for the implementation of San Beda’s extension and outreach programs. They are: Barangay Tinejero, Pulilan, Bulacan, Barangay Dolores, Taytay, Rizal, Baseco, Tondo and the four barangays under the St. Jude Parish in Manila namely, Barangay, 637, 638, 639 and 640.

 

To protect the parties involved and define their scope of engagement, Memorandum of Agreements (MOA) or Understanding (MOU) were signed by top school administrators and local leaders and government officials of the areas.

 

Aside from these communities, ICIC has entered into MOA and MOU with three business corporations (Rags2Riches, Petron Foundation and Apogee Productions), nine government agencies (National Youth Commission, TESDA-Rizal, Department of Education, Department of health, Philippine Blood Center, Bureau of Jail management and Penology (Male and Female Dormitory), Manila City Jail, Brgy. Dolores, Taytay, Rizal, Municipality of Pulilan and the Provincial Government of Laguna), five non-government organizations (Visayan Forum, Childhope Asia, Coalition of Services for the Elderly, Kanlungan ni Maria Domenica, Tahanang Walang Hagdanan), a parish church (National Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus, Manila) and two Bedan entities (San Beda College Alumni Association and the San Beda College-Benedictine Educational Foundation Inc.).The MOA provided more sites for the immersion and curriculum- based community service for our students and faculty. It also strengthens the networking of the ICIC, and expands its pool of resources.

 

As a center for community involvement, ICIC serves the Basic Education Department, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing, College of Medicine, College of Law, Graduate School of Business and the Graduate School of Liturgy. Each department has a community outreach manager who coordinates with the ICIC head. There are two social workers and a secretary functioning as office technical support. Currently, ICIC is headed by Dr. James Loreto C. Piscos, and directly reports to the Rector-President. 

 

 
Community I.C.I.C.
Programs
 
Tree Growing Activity: Engaging the Bedan Service Personnel in the Benedictine Hallmark of Stewardships

Dr. James Loreto C. Piscos

 

The San Beda College-Manila and Rizal Campus had its one of a kind community involvement through a Tree Growing Activity held at the Tungtong Falls, Brgy. Dolores, Taytay, Rizal last October 1, 2014.

 

This was a collaborative effort of the Office of the Vice President for Security and Services under Rev. Fr. Ephraem Molina, OSB, the San Beda Institutional Community Involvement Center, SBC-Rizal Social Action Program and the local government officials of Brgy. Dolores, Taytay, Rizal. There were 78 “environment warriors” who dirt their hands to place the seedlings on its proper location.

 

It was called TREE GROWING because the participants will not only plant a tree but ensure that such seedling will survive and become a tree through monitoring and coordinating with the local residents of the area.

 

The event also marked the active community involvement of the San Beda Service personnel imbibing in them the Benedictine hallmarks of stewardships and care for the environment.

 

As a symbol of our solidarity with the earth and thanking God for all the blessings we enjoy in life, the delegates proceeded to San Beda College-Rizal campus where there was a ceremonial tree growing led by the school’s Vice-Rector, Rev, Fr. Paul de Vera, OSB, and a prayer presided by Dom Clement Ma. A. Roque, OSB invoking God’s Spirit in nature and the sustained energy He brought to our lives.

 

It was called TREE GROWING because the participants will not only plant a tree but ensure that such seedling will survive and become a tree through monitoring and coordinating with the local residents of the area.

 

The event also marked the active community involvement of the San Beda Service personnel imbibing in them the Benedictine hallmarks of stewardships and care for the environment.

 

As a symbol of our solidarity with the earth and thanking God for all the blessings we enjoy in life, the delegates proceeded to San Beda College-Rizal campus where there was a ceremonial tree growing led by the school’s Vice-Rector, Rev, Fr. Paul de Vera, OSB, and a prayer presided by Dom Clement Ma. A. Roque, OSB invoking God’s Spirit in nature and the sustained energy He brought to our lives. 

 
 
Community I.C.I.C.
Personnel
"Bringing the Bedan Community Together in Transforming Lives"
Prof. Joselito J. Tablang
Prof. Joselito J. Tablang
Director
Ms. Ma. Angela Balance, RSW
Ms. Ma. Angela Balance, RSW
Social Workers
Melani Jane T. Morales, RSW
Melani Jane T. Morales, RSW
Social Workers
Kenneth Eco
Kenneth Eco
Secretary
Gleziel Anne B. Oserin
Gleziel Anne B. Oserin
Clerk 
Community I.C.I.C.
Services
 

To operationalize its mission, ICIC defined its deliverables by the following services: educational programs, livelihood initiatives and paralegal services.

 

1. Educational Programs

 

The ICIC classified its educational programs into: educational assistance and sponsorships, tutorial services, scholarships for Technical Educational Skills Development Authority or TESDA skills training, alternative learning system or ALS, computer literacy and distance learning program. These are all within the context of community development and organizing.

 

Educational assistance or sponsorships aims to assist parents of schoolchildren in partner communities in meeting the financial and material needs of the children in school as well as providing added opportunities for learning and enrichment outside school setting.

 

To supplement this program, tutorial classes are given to students in various levels from elementary to high school. Currently there are four scholars undergoing the TESDA skills training endorsed by the ICIC and financially supported by the SBC-BEFI. All of them are taking refrigeration and airconditioning, and after their studies, ICIC and SBC-BEFI will help look for employers to ensure its sustainability and impact.

 

The Basic Education Department (BED) will revive the ALS through the BED faculty community involvement. Distance learning will cater the needs of non-academic and private business personnel to obtain a four year college diploma. Distance learning project is in partnership with the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila which offers a BA in Public and Business administration, done every Sunday at the San Beda campus, and to be completed only in one and a half year. The present batch has 25 enrollees, and started their classes in March 7, 2011.

 

2. Livelihood Initiatives

 

ICIC in its aim to provide efficient services to alleviate the socio-economic conditions of people designed its livelihood initiatives in these categories: Rags2Riches, Dayami and Livelihood Series Seminar-Workshops.

 

San Beda has a standing Memorandum of Agreement with R2R to work with our people in the communities where they will provide the technology in crafting rags and fashionable bags and at the same time provide a larger market for the products produced.

 

The Livelihood Series seminars and workshops for the school’s non-teaching personnel and the key persons of the partner communities are realized through the Graduate School of Business HERD or Helping Everyone Realized their Dreams Program. This is an effort to provide alternative source of income to our beneficiaries. The last three seminars focused on Fashion Accessories, Therapeutic Massage and Meat Processing.

 

3. Paralegal Services

 

One of the best practices of the San Beda community involvement is the paralegal services spearheaded by the College of Law through its Legal Aid Bureau Program (LAB). For the past years, the LAB has been operating separately as an internship program for the top 25% of the Law graduating class. Last year, the group integrated its community involvement initiatives by leading San Beda’s paralegal services under the supervision of its director, Atty. Peter Joey Usita. LAB offers free legal assistance to walk-in poor clients, SBC employees and members of the partner communities. Its main office located near the entrance gate for visitors is open to clients from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM everyday, while its extension office at St. Jude Parish will render their services every Thursday only. 

 
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Community I.C.I.C.
Services

To operationalize its mission, ICIC defined its deliverables by the following services: educational programs, livelihood initiatives and paralegal services.

 

1. Educational Programs

 

The ICIC classified its educational programs into: educational assistance and sponsorships, tutorial services, scholarships for Technical Educational Skills Development Authority or TESDA skills training, alternative learning system or ALS, computer literacy and distance learning program. These are all within the context of community development and organizing.

 

Educational assistance or sponsorships aims to assist parents of schoolchildren in partner communities in meeting the financial and material needs of the children in school as well as providing added opportunities for learning and enrichment outside school setting.

 

To supplement this program, tutorial classes are given to students in various levels from elementary to high school. Currently there are four scholars undergoing the TESDA skills training endorsed by the ICIC and financially supported by the SBC-BEFI. All of them are taking refrigeration and airconditioning, and after their studies, ICIC and SBC-BEFI will help look for employers to ensure its sustainability and impact.

 

The Basic Education Department (BED) will revive the ALS through the BED faculty community involvement. Distance learning will cater the needs of non-academic and private business personnel to obtain a four year college diploma. Distance learning project is in partnership with the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila which offers a BA in Public and Business administration, done every Sunday at the San Beda campus, and to be completed only in one and a half year. The present batch has 25 enrollees, and started their classes in March 7, 2011.

 

2. Livelihood Initiatives

 

ICIC in its aim to provide efficient services to alleviate the socio-economic conditions of people designed its livelihood initiatives in these categories: Rags2Riches, Dayami and Livelihood Series Seminar-Workshops.

 

San Beda has a standing Memorandum of Agreement with R2R to work with our people in the communities where they will provide the technology in crafting rags and fashionable bags and at the same time provide a larger market for the products produced.

 

The Livelihood Series seminars and workshops for the school’s non-teaching personnel and the key persons of the partner communities are realized through the Graduate School of Business HERD or Helping Everyone Realized their Dreams Program. This is an effort to provide alternative source of income to our beneficiaries. The last three seminars focused on Fashion Accessories, Therapeutic Massage and Meat Processing.

 

3. Paralegal Services

 

One of the best practices of the San Beda community involvement is the paralegal services spearheaded by the College of Law through its Legal Aid Bureau Program (LAB). For the past years, the LAB has been operating separately as an internship program for the top 25% of the Law graduating class. Last year, the group integrated its community involvement initiatives by leading San Beda’s paralegal services under the supervision of its director, Atty. Peter Joey Usita. LAB offers free legal assistance to walk-in poor clients, SBC employees and members of the partner communities. Its main office located near the entrance gate for visitors is open to clients from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM everyday, while its extension office at St. Jude Parish will render their services every Thursday only.