March 5, 2013
Sea Lions wrest NCRAA title from PMMS Mariners CAMEROONIAN Danny Masso and John Flores carried Olivarez College past Philippine Merchant Marine School, 78-66, on Tuesday to clinch the men’s championship of the 20th National Capital Region Athletic Association (NCRAA) basketball tournament at the Rizal Technological University gymnasium in Mandaluyong City.
The two scored crucial baskets in the last 90 seconds, allowing the Sea Lions to take the deciding game of the best-of-three finals of the cagefest supported by Mikasa and Molten Balls. Masso, a 21-year-old tourism sophomore, just came back from a foot injury and scored only 12 points, but played his best game in the title series by sinking three of four free throws and scoring on a driving layup against Vicson Pajimola in the last 29 seconds that gave the Sea Lions a 71-66 lead. Flores, one of five graduating Olivarez players, was adjudged the tournament MVP as he came up with his best output in the series with 18 points, including four free throws in the final 18 seconds. His charities clinched it for the Sea Lions, 75-66. “I told the boys to find their man and match up with them. They (Mariners) had a good start and PMMS had a big lead. But, I was confident in the boys,” said Sea Lions coach Michael Saguiguit, who also drew inspiration from his wife Shem, who is about to give birth to their third child, Shey, anytime this month. Their second-born Mikee was born on the week of the Sea Lions’ first-ever crown in 2010. With school owner Dr. Pablo Olivarez cheering them on, the Sea Lions fought their way back from a 44-54 deficit against the deposed champions in the third period. Ardy Dizon, who led the team with 19 points, put the Sea Lions back on top, 59-58, in the last 6:56 with his two charities. Jake Yagonia, named in the Mythical Team with teammate Dan Reverente, along with Dizon and Eldridge Corpus of Olivarez College, powered PMMS with 22 points, while Pajimola had 13.
Bachelor of Science in Criminology is the newest addition to the line-up of programs offered in Olivarez College. This 4-year course is geared towards careers in scientific crime detection, police administration, corrections, jail management and penology, fire protection, and industrial security. Its pragmatic value lies in its responsiveness to the strengthening of law enforcement agencies, the improvement of criminal justice administration, and the enhancement of public safety and security.
The pioneering batch of BS Criminology in Olivarez College is the Marangal-alab Class, headed by Dr. Maita Guadamor. The has been gathering feats and successes within and outside the campus through constant collaboration and alliances with external organizations, as a way of maximizing the students’ potentials through constant exposure to the field.
History repeats itself as the heart-pumping, jaw-dropping talent of the Olivarez College Performing Arts (OCPA) sprinkled their usual wickedly awesome grooves marking this year with the grandest success they’ve gotten so far. It is not only because several new talents were added to their dance family, However, their light, guide, and hope can be attributed to the hands of Mrs .Elevie Faustino (famously known as “MAMI”).
OCPA took the lead in the Skechers Street Dance Battle 8 last October 13, 2012 in SM San Lazaro. It stunned Olivarians especially because there were 16 different competitors who posed an ultimate challenge toward the OCPA. Nevertheless, the OCPA made it to the Top 4 which guaranteed their spot to compete for the Finals. This was the 2nd time that OCPA made it to the finals as they danced with their hearts out to show the audience the beat of their desire to win. The whole institution sent full-support and prayers for the champions in the making.
They prepared very hard for this competition. The hardships they endured to make their performance an astounding one was really worth-watching. There were things which turned out to be a hindrance but members of OCPA went with the flow for the reason of bringing home the bacon to make every olivarian proud of them. November 17, 2012 at 8:00 PM, SM MOA Arena ravaged the silence of surrounding as 18 group competitors entered the stage of confidence. “This is it! The grand finals is on its way.” said Denisse, who was one of the members of OCPA. Before the competition, Mami left an inspirational message to them, “Mga anak, sumayaw kayo na galling sa puso, wag niyong isipin ang mga bagay na gumugulo sa isip niyo. Manalo, Matalo PROUD AKO SA INYO!” OCPA members faced thousands of people inside the arena and proved they were worthy displaying their unique choreography. The tension was on and the heart-pumping feeling nailed every dancer of OCPA. At the end of the performances, in spite of their effortful showmanship, OCPA was not able to get the bacon. But still, the most important thing for them was the experience that they’ve had in the said competition giving others the impression to them being sports. Presently, they are looking forward for the next competitions and more opportunities sharing other people their unforeseen individual styles in dancing.
To quote a message for aspiring dancers, “We all have talents and we should share it to others, not being self-centered. The most important thing is, we are considering these talents as God’s gifts. We should all be grateful to what he has given to us, having perfections and imperfections in life”. As a former member of OCPA, I witnessed the undeniably great supervision of our very own, Mami. The trainings and disciplines that we have experienced are the ones which will bring us to the top. CONGRATULATIONS OCPA! Olivarians would want to see your victory at the big dome the next competition.
by: Jeff Ynayan Jimenez
Mr. & Ms. Olivarez College Celebrates 10 Years of Beauty, Brains, and Elegance
MMOC 2013, a night of beauties and handsomes, has once again brought another remarkable history to Olivarez College. The
event was made ultimately exceptional as it celebrated its 10th anniversary. Held last January 18 at the Olivarez Quadrangle, Gracel Arriba from Basic Education bagged the crown for Miss
OC 2013 while Marke Angelo Tamondong from the College of Nursing snatched the title of Mister OC.
MMOC began a decade ago as a combined competition
for the students of elementary, high school, OC Paranaque,
and OC Tagaytay. Mr. Gabriel Cabardo, the founder-creator of MMOC, tried experimenting on the idea of showcasing the
beauties and the brainies of the campus. With the humble
effort of Masscom Organization Vying for Excellence or better known as MOVE, the event materialized successfully
proclaiming Ms. Rina Ado and Mr. Anshari “Gang”
Alonto, bothfrom Nursing Department, as the very first
Mister and Miss OC.
This year’s production staff composed of the bigman of Masscom and the pioneer of MMOC, Mr. Gabriel Cabardo, the Dean of OSA, Mr. Zernan P. Dimaiwat, the director of the event, Mr. Gang Alonto, the main sponsor, 2xsist Events Production, together with the Masscom Society, worked zealously on the event. They successfully gathered a huge and lively crowd and came up with a beauty pageant appearing as prestigious as the Ms. Universe. The night was also made even more fabulous as the former beauty queens of OC; BinibiningPilipinas 2007 1st runner up, Ms. Abby Cruz, Miss Earth Philippines 2011 finalist and Miss World 2011 Ms. Jayzel Arrozal and 2012 4th Princess, our very own, Ms. Brenna Gamboa, together with Gang Alonto hosted the event. But what actually brought a perfect ambiance was the presence of the former Olivarians-turned-standup-comedians from Chillax Bar and Barbaric, Glenn “swit-Lala” Padre and Ai Somodio, with their oh-so-hilarious stage performance driving the audience crazy.
The event which left the entire OC totally marvelled showcased 28
lovely ladies and gorgeous men, from which ten came from OC
Tagaytay. The stage’s fantastic back drop and with its
Antarctic theme had the candidates confidently stood on with glamorous antarctican costumes, jaw dropping swimsuit attire
sponsored by Pink Belter and 2xsist Event Productions,
impressive school uniform, and dazzling long gown by MMOC
resident judges Jontie and Nickki Martinez of Galatea. It
was truly a night to remember as the lovely and gorgeous
candidates set their best foot forward battling for the aforementioned categories. Fortune favored Ms. Arriba as she almost bagged all the minor awards including the students’ choice.
Ms. Photogenic Ms. Personality, and Ms. Friendship were given distributed to Gloria Aboagye of the Education Department, Jazzcy Ortega of the Psychology Department, and Marife La Grama of OC Tagaytay respectively. Meanwhile, it was JP Pontiveros of the Business Department and HRM’s pride, John Martin Estanislao who dominated the men’s division.
When the finals came and the candidates were trimmed down
to ten, five women and five men, battling all the way to Mister
and Miss Olivarez College, a surprising twist wowed the audience
as the Nursing Department and the Basic Education Department once again proved their superiority not just in beauty and
good looks but as well as in brains. The BED candidate who
came across the question, “What are the distinct features of the
Philippines that you can attest to the world that ‘It’s more fun in
the Philippines?”’ gave an answer focusing on the positive attitude
of Filipinos in dealing with life’s tribulations. On the other hand,
the nursing candidate who was then faced with the question “If
your future wife made you choose between her and your career,
what would you choose and why?,” stated a rather simple yet
winning answer saying that he would go after his career for he
strongly believes that if his wife truly loves him, she would give
him support rather than options.
All the candidates have definitely bestowed genuine beauty and
intelligence beyond skin deep. However, as in every competition, there should be a best among the rest. Hence, kudos to Gracel Arriba and Marke AngeloTamondong for winning this year’s MMOC titles.
November 6, 2012
DASMARIÑAS, Cavite—The Olivarez College Sea Lions, after four overtime periods fended off the La Salle-Dasmarinas Patriots, 103-101, and claimed their first Universities and Colleges Athletic Association (UCAA) men’s basketball title last September 14, 2012.
Franklin Mancio and most valuable player John Flores contributed 16 points for the Sea Lions, while Eldridge Corpus chipped in 12 as top school official Dr. Pablo Olivarez watched from the sidelines.