La Salette sends student to Milpitas City, USA

Henessy Operana at Milpitas, USALa Salette School sends Henessy Operaña to this school year’s Student Exchange Program at Milipitas City, California, USA together with other student representatives from other schools in Dagupan City.

The team is led by Dagupan City Mayor Belen T. Fernandez together with a group of city officials, department heads and student leaders.  The group arrived at the San Francisco International Airport on Monday night, October 10, 2016 via Philippine Airlines PR 104 for a goodwill visit as part of Dagupan City’s sister city agreement with the City of Milpitas.

The aim of the program is to establish a Sister City relationship between the City of Milpitas and City of Dagupan to enrich cultural understanding, create adult and student exchange opportunities and broaden cooperation to encourage goodwill between the Cities.  Milpitas City is represented by its City Mayor Jose Esteves who traces its ancestral roots to Dagupan City.  Both cities support the promotion of mutual understanding, expansion of official and non-governmental exchanges, and friendship through promotion of peace, stability and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific Region and the world at large.

La Salette chess featured on GMA News TV 32

La Salette pupil Rex Gerard Tan Lor, a member of the school’s chess varsity, was recently featured on GMA News TV 32 during the Pangasinan Chess Clinic last September 24-25, 2016 at the Narciso Ramos Sports Complex.  The clinic is part of a month-long Chess Festival sponsored by the Pangasinan Provincial Government.

The La Salette chess team was headed by Mr. German Francisco, an organizer of the Pangasinan Chess Club and the concurrent coach of the La Salette Chess team.  To date, the La Salette School chess team has produced two of the finest chess players in the province: John Rhuiz Bravo and Maycydel Fajardo.

La Salette School’s players bring home the bacon


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2ND INTER-PRIVATE SCHOOL CHESS TOURNAMENT

TWO of the top chess players from La Salette School here each scored five points to capture the titles in their respective divisions in the high school category in the 2nd Inter-Private School Chess Tournament of the Private School Principal League and the Dagupan City Sports Commission on August 11 at the city museum.

John Rhuiz Bravo earned the championship in the Swiss system tournament for being the only player in the secondary boys who scored five straight wins. Bravo formerly played for Pangasinan 1 and earned a gold medal in the Region 1 Athletic Association Meet. He was a silver medalist under team Philippines in the Association of South East Asian Games.

Coming in second was Kyle Brent Gallego of Lyceum Northwestern University-Francisco Q. Duque Special Science High School (LNU-FQDSSHS) after winning the playoff with Angelbert Baltazar of the Divine Word Academy of Dagupan who took the third place honor.

Bravo’s schoolmate Maycydel Fajardo earned the championship title in the secondary girls division after winning the playoff with Feah Rechille Abad of Lyceum Northwestern University-Francisco Q. Duque Special Science High School. Both earned five points in their games, which put them in the playoff.

Fajardo formerly played for Pangasinan II. She twice represented the province in the Batang Pinoy national competition and once in the Palarong Pambansa.

Finishing third after Abad was Geraldine Kate Cercado of St. John Cathedral School (SJCS).

In the elementary division, Kim Salinas of SJCS took an easy win to grab the title after scoring five straight points in all her games. She was a silver medalist in the 1st Inter-Private School Chess Tournament.

Coming in second and third were Sophia Reyes of JCCMI Academy and Samantha Viray of Northfield Academy, respectively.

In the elementary boys competition, Kenneth Estacio’s strategical moves prevailed in the free-for-all playoff over John Alexis Padillo of SJCS and Joshua Baraganza of Wonderland School to win the championship. Padillo was second and Braganza, third.

The champions as well as the second placers will represent the private schools association in the coming division meet where they will face players from the public schools.

Meanwhile, Mayor Belen T. Fernandez was overwhelmed by the number of participants which was twice as many than last year’s. This year’s participants were 96.

Fernandez congratulated the organizers of the tournament and went on to suggest that a similar tournament be staged for senior citizens.

“Chess is one good sport that raises one’s IQ, exercises both sides of the brain, increases one’s creativity, improve one’s memory, increases problem-solving skills, improves reading skills and concentration, it teaches planning and foresight and the most important of all, it prevents Alzheimer disease,” she quipped.

That’s why I’d like to push for a chess tournament among our elders so that they will continue to be intellectually active,” said Fernandez.

La Salette School rules chess tournament


(This article was published by The Manila Times: http://www.manilatimes.net/la-salette-school-rules-chess-tournament/279503/)

La Salette Chess ChampsDAGUPAN CITY: Two of the top chess players from La Salette School here each scored five points to capture the titles in their respective divisions in the high school category in the 2nd Inter-Private School Chess Tournament of the Private School Principal League and the Dagupan City Sports Commission on August 11 at the city museum.

John Rhuiz Bravo earned the championship in the Swiss system tournament for being the only player in the secondary boys who scored five straight wins. Bravo formerly played for Pangasinan 1 and earned a gold medal in the Region 1 Athletic Association Meet. He was a silver medalist under team Philippines in the Association of South East Asian Games.

Coming in second was Kyle Brent Gallego of Lyceum Northwestern University-Francisco Q. Duque Special Science High School (LNU-FQDSSHS) after winning the playoff with Angelbert Baltazar of the Divine Word Academy of Dagupan who took the third place honor.

Bravo’s schoolmate Maycydel Fajardo likewise earned the championship title in the secondary girls division after winning the playoff with Feah Rechille Abad of Lyceum Northwestern University-Francisco Q. Duque Special Science High School. Both earned five points in their games, which put them in the playoff. Continue reading “La Salette School rules chess tournament”

La Salette trains public school teachers in DLP

La Salette School faculty facilitated an intensive training on the CVIF-Dynamic Learning Program to public school teachers of the Rawang Elementary School, Tanay, Rizal.  The training is part of a project named School-in-a-Bag, a project of the PLDT Smart Foundation.

The School-in-a-Bag project is a learning tool package donated to public schools in remote areas without electricity. This contains a solar panel for electricity, a laptop, a tablet, a mobile phone, a pocket WiFi with starter load, LED TV, and learning modules.  La Salette School provides the training for teachers to give a clear understanding on how the Dynamic Learning Program is operationalized.