The Guidance and Counseling Office is an integral component of San Beda. It shares in the responsibility of fulfilling the institution’s mission-vision in developing Bedans to become fully human, wholly Christian, truly Filipino and globally competitive in orientation, belief and practice eventually making them useful members of the Philippine society and the world. The guidance and counseling services are preventive and developmental in nature. They are geared towards contributing to the personal, psychological-emotional, social, educational, and career development of students.
The objectives of the Guidance and Counseling Office are concretized through the following services and programs:
1. Core Services
These are the vital services that the office serves to answer the needs primarily of the students as well as the school community. These services are continuously enhanced in the effort to provide the best possible assistance.
Counseling is the heart of the guidance services. This service establishes a professional relationship between a counselor and client in which the counselor attempts to assist the counselee to adjust to their aspects of life affecting their optimal development in social, physical, emotional, psychological, mental, career, and spiritual.
This service refers to the administration, interpretation, dissemination, and utilization of standardized psychological tests and other forms of measure that include mental ability, achievement, aptitude, diagnostic, interest, personality, etc. Profiles are disseminated to teachers, administrators and parents to know more about the emotional-psychological profile of their students/children. An in-depth interpretation and individual and group testing are under this service.
c. Individual Inventory
Individual inventory is designed to enable school personnel to have an awareness of each student’s personality, behavior, academic performance and personal growth. It is a continuous process of accumulating pertinent data and other specific information about each student in the department from the time he/she enrolls to the time he/she graduates, transfers to another school or is dropped from the enrollment list.
This service is created and implemented primarily to provide updated and pertinent data, which may be useful in designing programs to answer the developmental needs of the students. It is meant to gather and relay relevant facts needed by the members of the community, for their education, personal, social and spiritual advancement. This service includes the following: career education programs, orientation programs, guidance week celebration, and guidance informational/educational materials.
e. Career Guidance Program
Career development of students is one area that the GCO considers vital. It is essential that guidance be provided to students in relation to career even as early as elementary level until college. Developmental programs and activities for the students are geared towards self-understanding, development of competencies, career planning and making informed decision on their educational and occupational choices. GCO enriches its career guidance through the following: Career Education Program in GICP classes, Career Streaming Program, Lakbay Aral, Career testing, Symposia/Conference/Workshops, Mock Interviews, and Career Counseling.
f. Research and Evaluation
This service is designed to formally evaluate the office’s programs and services to gauge effectiveness. The GCO also engages in research activities utilizing guidance data as well as other data needed by the academic departments. By means of gathering accurate data through research and evaluation, the office is able to formulate and implement better programs, as well as to give appropriate and relevant recommendations for the use of administrators and faculty. The GCO also assists in the evaluation of the instructional program as well as the support programs for purposes of improving the departments programs, policies, and processes.
g. Enrichment and Intervention
The office designs and conducts enrichment and intervention programs to enhance the student’s normal growth and development process and to improve the quality of life experienced by students with special needs. Areas that are considered essential in these programs include: basic life and coping skills and strategies, values formation, attitude and behavioral modification/management, parent formation, and crisis management, etc. These programs can be delivered thru seminars, trainings, forum, focus group discussion, consultation, etc.
h. Staff Development
This program was primarily designed with the concept of providing the guidance personnel activities for personal and professional advancement. Participation in different guidance meetings, in-service, seminars, - workshops, trainings and formation programs; affiliation with accredited organizations; and pursuing further studies are included in this program.
GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING OFFICE PERSONNEL
Ms. Liezel D. Rodriguez, RGC, Director
Contact No.: 02-7356011 to 15 ext. 3117
College of Arts and Sciences-GCO
02-7356011 to 15 ext. 5118 / 02-7365312
Karen O. Rimando, MS, RGC - Head
Loida Lulu L. Deres, MA, RGC - Counselor-Financial Management and Legal Management
Mark Christian M. Francisco, MA, RGC - Counselor-Accountancy
Ma. Lorena M. Galang, MS, RGC - Counselor-Human Biology, Information Technology & Physical Education Major in Sports and Wellness Management
Dennese B. Vidad, MS, RGC - Counselor-Marketing Management and Psychology
Maricar Q. Potes, RPm - Guidance Facilitator-Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Development Management & Operations Management
Linda Cangayao, RPm - Psychometrician-Researcher
Ma. Theresa Y. Jajalla - Secretary
College of Nursing and College of Medicine-GCO
02-7356011 to 15 ext. 4410
Maria Gereque Wel Armedilla-Villaranda MA, RGC Counselor
College of Law-GCO
02-7356011 to 15 ext. 6124
Gladina C. Bañares - Guidance Facilitator
Integrated Basic Education
Rizal Campus: 02-6609659/02-7756592
Mendiola Campus: 02-7356011 to 15 ext. 3111
Benjamin P. Coloma III, MA, RGC - Head
Maricel O. Sabordo - Guidance Facilitator (Senior High School)
Leah Angeli S. Fermanes - Guidance Facilitator (Testing, Research and Evaluation)
Irish L. Durante - Guidance Facilitator (Grade School)
Ela D. Deniega - Guidance Facilitator (Junior High School)
Carla Bianca S. Sison - Guidance Facilitator(Junior High School)
Mary Louvette K. Yee , RPm - Guidance Facilitator (Testing, Research, and Evaluation)
Marie Kristine E. Bautista, RPm - Guidance Facilitator(Grade School)
Joy R. Ignacio - Guidance Facilitator(Grade School)
Gleselle B. Ramilo, RPm - Guidance Facilitator (Junior High School)
The INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA CENTER (IMC) is also one of the repository of educational materials of the college aside from the College Library. It is a centralized unit that serves the academic departments, service offices and the Abbey. The IMC collection includes non-print materials in a variety of formats- CD-ROM, DVD, VCD, CD and transparency as well as the different education technology equipment such as multimedia projector, computer, overhead projector, television and the like. The center oversees the acquisition, management and maintenance of these multimedia resources that help enhance the teaching-learning environment. Moreover, the IMC also provides technical assistance in the use of the school facilities, their proper upkeep and maintenance for the non-classroom instructional activities of the college.
Eating, drinking, and littering are strictly forbidden inside the reserved facility. Reservation for the use of the Abbot Lopez Hall, Conference Hall, Multimedia Room and Seminar Room must have the approval of the Physical Plant Coordinator while the reservation for the use of the Board Room and Pamanang Bedista-Multimedia Room must have the approval of the Office of the Rector-President.
The faculty in-charge or the person responsible must be around throughout the activity when using these facilities. He/she will be held accountable for any damage/loss incurred to the facility and equipment during the said activity.
Should admission tickets be sold by an association, organization or office sponsoring a presentation or activity or should any form of charges be made for admission, said association, organization or office shall be charged for the use of the facilities and equipment.
All films (in any format) and other instructional materials intended for use should be submitted to the IMC Office for screening and preliminary preparation. Notice of postponement, cancellation or alteration to the activity should be forwarded to the IMC Office for acknowledgement.
The IMC Office may cancel or revoke a request granted in case of misrepresentation and/or violation of any of the guidelines specified herein.
Verily, with the birth of the college also came about the organization of the library. San Beda College was established at the Arlegui in June 19, 1901. Within the confines of two storey building was a room set aside for the library. The private collections of the Fathers mostly in Spanish, and a few books purchased and donated to the College, resulted in the humble beginning of the library to cater to the needs of the graders, high schoolers and a few of college men. There was no permanent and formally trained librarian. The books were unclassified and uncataloged.
The need for a healthier surrounding and greater space for an ever increasing enrolment forced the Benedictine Fathers and students to transfer the school to its present site, Mendiola. The first two rooms adjacent to the church, southwing of the college, were assigned for the library. Records show that as of December 8, 1941 there were 6,593 volumes. From 1942-45, the college compound became some kind of a "quarter" for the Japanese. Taking advantage of the benevolence of the Japanese, the Fathers conducted a bit of schoolwork and catechism, the enrolment reaching a peak of 200 students. During this year, the library was kept intact.
The end of WW II brought spectacular changes not only in the annual increase of enrolment but also in buildings and facilities. To provide a more spacious place for the Bedans for their research, personal reading and lesson preparation, the whole first floor of the once auditorium was converted into library. Formally trained and professional librarians were employed and the collections were organized according to Dewey Decimal Classification System.
The collection increased by leaps and bounds through the unending purchase as the years gradually elapsed. A serious need was felt to decentralize the library. Thus, in 1963, the college library was transferred to the newly constructed St. Anselm Bldg. Located on the second floor is air-conditioned Concon Library named after its donor alumnus, Gregorio Concon, who partly financed its construction. It has a total floor area of 762 sq. m., more than half the second floor. The mezzanine (196 sq. m.) is set aside as the Periodical Section.
With the increased in enrolment, there was a need to extend the College Library. First, in 1984, the St. Anselm Extension Building was constructed. A 324 sq. m. floor area was alloted for the LAW Library. Then in June 1995, the College Library was transferred to the St. Maur’s Hall. The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Library also known as the Gregorio Concon Library occupies the second floor while the LAW Library or the Dean Feliciano Jover Ledesma Memorial Library at the third floor.
In 2003, the Graduate School Library was established for the Graduate School of Business, Graduate School of Liturgy and Graduate School of Law and was housed also at the third floor of the St. Maur’s Building. The Graduate School Library now has an extension at St. Maur’s Building and a satellite (mini) library for the Graduate School of Business at the Robert G. Coyiuto, Jr. Business Management Hall, at St. Bede’s Building.
The growth of the library was tremendous. In 2007 the administration of the Health Sciences Library was transferred to the College Library. The said library which primarily caters the College of Nursing and College of Medicine is located at the 2nd floor of St. Anselm’s Building.
The College Library facilities has grown as well as its resources and services. The information needs of the library clientele has evolved hence to be in sync with these changing information landscape, the library has introduced a hybrid collection of print and electronic resources. The onset of technology paved the way for the enhancement of the Reference Section which is now called as the Information Commons. The new section houses reference sources in print and electronic format.
The College Library, as part of the academic community, is committed to provide materials and services that will help in the formation of fully human, wholly Christian, truly Filipino and globally competitive individuals.
1. A bonafide student with valid identification card is entitled to borrow ten (10) books at a time subject to the following rules:
- Nine (9) general circulation books and one (1) reserve book at the CAS Library.
- Two (2) general circulation and one (1) reserve book at the Law, Graduate School and Health Sciences Libraries.
2. General circulation books are those that are found in the stack area. They may be borrowed for a period of one (1) week and may be renewed again if not in demand. However, general circulation books in Health Sciences Library may be borrowed for a period of two (2) days only.
3. Reserve books are shelved only at the circulation counter. They may be borrowed within the day for only a period of five (5) hours and for overnight use starting at 4:00 in the afternoon and due for return the following day at 1:00 p.m.
4. Students must return the books at specified time. Otherwise, a fine of One Peso (P1.00) per day will be charged for unreturned general circulation books, six pesos and fifty centavos (P6.50) per day and fifty centavos (P0.50) per hour for reserve books in CAS Library, Law Library and Graduate School Libraries.
A fine of ten pesos (P10.00) per day will be charged for unreturned general circulation books and thirty pesos (P30.00) per day or two pesos and fifty centavos (P2.50) per hour for reserve books at the Health Sciences Library.
5. In case of lost or damaged book, the student has to replace the book with the same title and edition. If replacement is not possible, the price of book plus processing fee and overdue fine must be paid.
6. The library offers wireless internet connection (wi-fi). In order to avail of this service, the student must register his/her laptop or tablet at Bedanet.
7. The library adheres to the Intellectual Property Right Law on photocopying. Reproduction of an entire book is not permissible. (R.A. no. 8293)
8. Clearance must be secured from the library when:
- a student has an overdue book/fine during issuance of permit for examination by the Accounting office.
- a student is applying for graduation and or/ exit clearance.
9. Theses/Dissertations are strictly for library use only. Photocopying and digital capturing using cameras, cellular phones and other electronic devices are not allowed.
10. Bedañana (a collection of materials about San Beda College), must be availed within the library only. Photocopying of these materials is not allowed.
Personal belongings should not be left unattended. The library is not responsible for their losses/damages.Students are expected to observe proper decorum and conduct in the library. Sanctions for offenses are dealt with accordingly; implementation of sanction for a major offense is in coordination with the Prefect of Discipline of each academic department.
2nd floor St. Maur’s Bldg.
CAS Library (Gregorio Concon Library)
- General Circulation Books
- Reserve and Room use Books
- Filipiniana and Coffee Table Books
- Faculty Section
- Harvard Business Review Collections
- Special Collections: National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA); Fidel Valdez Ramos (FVR) Collection; Bedan Publications; Benedictine Spirituality
- Reference Books
- Online Resources (EBSCOhost, ProQuest Research Library, Infotrac Custom 250, Gale Virtual Reference Library, Cengage Philippine Collection, Taylor and Francis, Britannica Academic Edition, Clinical Key, eSCRA, Lex Libris (CD-ROM networked version), Newsweek (digital), The Wall Street Journal Asia and Business World Online)
- Bedañana collection
- Faculty Research Journals
- Asian Development Bank and Philippine Stock Exchange Publications
- Information File (Newspaper Clippings and pamphlets)
- Newspapers in print and microfilm
4th Floor St. Bede’s Bldg.
CAS Library Extension
General Circulation books copyrighted 1999 and beyond
3rd Floor St. Maur’s Bldg.
Law Library (Dean Feliciano Jover Ledesma Memorial Library)
- Law Books (General Circulation, Reserve, Room Use and Reference)
- Philippine Laws (print and CD-ROM)
- Philippine Cases (print, CD-ROM (Lex Libris) and online (e-SCRA) and Other Lex Libris CD-ROM Titles (e.g. Family Law, Labor & Social Legislation, Elections, etc.)
- Foreign Law Books
- Legal Periodicals
- Special Collections
- Dean Rodolfo Robles
- Justice Roberto Concepcion
- Senator Raul Roco
Graduate School Library
- Business Books ( General Circulation, Reserve, Room Use and Reference)
- Business Periodicals
- Liturgy Books (General Circulation, Room Use, Reference)
- Liturgy Periodicals
- Rare Collection (Missalle Romanum)
- Rare Book Collection
2nd Floor St. Bede’s Bldg.
Library Extension for Graduate School of Business (Robert G. Coyiuto, Jr. Business Management Hall)
- Business Books copyrighted within the last 3 years and theses provided by GSB Department.
2nd Floor St. Anselm’s Bldg
Health Sciences Library
- Nursing and Medical Books (General Circulation, Reserve, Room Use, Reference)
- Information File (Newspaper Clippings)
- Online Resources (Clinical Key, EBSCOhost, ProQuest Research Library, Infotrac Custom 250, Gale Virtual Reference Library, Britannica Online, Taylor and Francis)
- Instructional Materials (CD-ROM’s,DVD’s)
The Registrar's Office is a support office of the institution that takes charge of maintaining, updating and evaluating students' records, keeping track of their progress towards the completion of their courses. It enforces government and school regulations regarding students' admission, enrollment, load, subject sequence, transfer, promotion and graduation, as well as, on proper building-up, maintenance of student records.
The Registrar's Office envisions itself to be an integral support office which upholds the Benedictine ideals of Prayer, Work, Community Life and Peace committed to the delivery of valued services so "THAT IN ALL THINGS, GOD MAY BE GLORIFIED."
In the fulfillment of this vision, we assess our strengths and weaknesses in aspects which constitute our Benedictine identity and strive to create an atmosphere that promotes the institution's core values and deliver quality services.
- Examines credentials of new students and transferees.
- Makes requests for records of new students from their previous schools.
- Builds-up, updates, maintains and disposes academic records of students.
- Attends to prompt compliance of request for records and other information.
- Issues certifications, Scholastic Performance Reports, clearance forms, transfer credentials, trascript of records and diplomas.
- Verifies and authenticates documents released by the Office.
- Checks subject load of students.
- Determines year level placement of students.
- Evaluates records of students.
- Assist foreign students in seeking permission to study in the institution and in the submission of credentials to the Bureau of Immigration.
- Issues dropping forms and overloading forms.
- Assists students / graduates in applying for CAV (Certification, Authentication and Verification) from CHED.
- Submits enrollment list to CHED.
- Submits list of honor graduates to Professional Regulations Commission.
- Attends to transactions with government offices or agencies regarding matters related to the functions of the office.
The Science Laboratories envisions to continuously grow and develop into a safe and conducive learning center to support the goals of the Science instructional program of the different academic departments and help the students become fully human, wholly Christian, truly Filipino, and globally competitive.
The Science Laboratories is committed to provide quality service and assistance to students and teachers, who are conducting scientific investigations in pursuit of attaining academic excellence and development of scientific attitudes and Christian values that are valuable in lifelong learning. The Science Laboratories will continue to serve and assist the students and teachers to satisfy their intellectual curiosity, develop the scientific method of solving problem, and acquire the skills needed to make them fully human, wholly Christian, and truly Filipino.
The Science Laboratories provide students and teachers the opportunity to develop the values of cooperation, patience and perseverance, industry, open mindedness, respectfulness, honesty, truthfulness, and care of the environment.
As learning center, the Science Laboratories commit to accomplish the following goals:
1. To provide quality service/assistance to students and teachers, who are engaged in scientific investigations.
2. To make the science laboratories a learning center where students, teachers and the laboratory staff work in harmony with one another in pursuit of academic excellence.
3. To develop the science laboratories through the acquisition of the most up-to-date science apparatus and equipment and computer assisted experiments that are suited to the needs of the students.
4. To provide a continuous program of professional growth and development of the staff to equip them with knowledge in safety precautions and manipulative skills in using the apparatus and equipment
1. The Science Laboratories is made up of the Science Laboratory Office, Microbiology Laboratory, Physics Laboratory, Biology laboratory Anatomy laboratory, Parasitological Room, Chemistry y Laboratory, Science Laboratory Extension Office, Instrumentation Room, Reagent room, and the Lecture room.
2. The Science Laboratories is directly under the supervision
The Science Laboratories started as stockroom of Science apparatus and equipment prior to School Year 1967-1968. The custodian of materials was Bro. Jerome Penaso, assisted by Mr. Delfin Madlangbayan, Mr. Bello Ordonez, and Bro. Mauro Asuncion. Each department handled the acquisition of materials and deposited them in the stockroom.
During the first semester of School Year 1967-1968, the Office of the Science Laboratories was created. Fr. Rector Hildebrand Munoz appointed Rev. Fr. Raymundo de los Reyes as Head of the Science Laboratories. The Office of the Science Laboratories was situated in the former stockroom in the first floor of St Bede’s Hall between the Chemistry and the Physics Laboratories. The following were the Science Laboratories Heads and Staff from 1968 – March 2003.
In the summer of 1995, the Science Laboratories in the St. Bede’s Hall were transferred to the newly-constructed building, St. Maur’s Hall. The Science Laboratories section of the St. Maur’s hall was named Andrew L. Gotianun Sr.Science Laboratories, in honor of an alumnus of SBC class 1947, Andrew L. Gotianun. The planning of the design and structures of the new Science Laboratories was facilitated by the Head, Mr. Crescencio Pimentel, with the assistance of the laboratory technician, Rowena G Ortiz, in consultation with the chief engineer of the building. The transfer of apparatus, equipment and other laboratory materials followed. From 1995 to March 2003, the Science Laboratories have been giving quality service by attending to the needs of the students and science teachers of the high school and the College of Arts Sciences during laboratory activities. Four Laboratories have been designed for Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and General Science. To enhance the teaching learning process of teachers and students, two lecture rooms, an instrumentation room, and a reagent room were added. The main office of the Science Laboratories is in the second floor and an extension office in the third floor.
In April 2003, the Office of the Science Laboratories had started to respond to the needs of the new course offerings of San Beda College. The opening of the College of Nursing and Medicine and the offering of BS Psychology and Human Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences has made the Science Laboratories play a vital role to support the instructional programs. With the retirement of Dr Hayda Villona (2003-2010), Mr Danilo H. Seguban, has been appointed as the Head of the Laboratories from 2010 to present. He is being assisted by Ms. Roda Reyes laboratory technician, Ms. Benjelyn Inocencio laboratory technician, Ms. Almira Pineda laboratory technician, Rizal Campus and George Santos, laboratory Aide. In 2004, the Basic Education Department was moved to the new Campus in Taytay, Rizal, There were four laboratory rooms that have been designed for Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and General Science in Rizal campus. The primary concern of the Office of Science Laboratories is to acquire up-to-date apparatus and equipment, and computer-aided materials in response to the needs of the Basic Education Department, the College Of Arts and Sciences, the College of Medicine, and the College of Nursing.