Saturday, December 8, 2012


Last October 26, 2012 the Level IV Nursing Students of Our Lady of Guadalupe Colleges held their Medical Mission at Amang Park Barangay Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City. The Medical Mission was named “Unang Yakap kay Lolo’t Lola,” for the Senior Citizens of Barangay Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City. There were different services offered in the said event, such as:
Vital signs taking. The vital signs of the clients were taken personally by the Level IV Nursing Students.
 The students also did some health teachings about Diabetes Mellitus, Arthritis and the like.
·         Blood typing. The blood typing was done by the Level III Medical Technician students. Though there were few who tried this, there were still curious clients who wanted to know or confirm their blood types.
·         Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS). The FBS was done by a group from the Philippine Medical Association, headed by Dr. Criselda C. Ishiwata, MD. Dr. Ishiwata came with Ms. Flordeliza Masa and Lynne Mouldera.
·         Medical Consultation. The medical consultation was done by the AFP 2nd Battalion. The AFP was headed by Dr. Vital, who was with three other doctors Dr. Joman Laxamana, Dr. Celyn Ignacio and Dr. Lorenzo Labayen. They had consultation one on one consultations w ith the clients and also gave out prescriptions. There were also other soldiers who came and served as the security detail for the said event.
·         Ophthalmology Consultation. This was sponsored by George Optical and the group was made up of the following ophthalmologists: Dr. George Co Jr., Dr. Racquel Mansilungan, Dr. Neibla Cheryl, Dr. Denise Magbanua, Dr. Mina Imee and Dr. Reyes, Bema. There were also optometrists who came namely: Reginald Silva, Jennifer Ranoco, Jennifer Torrenna, Michael Vicente; Marvin Vicente, Arlie Bernabe, Joamena Camungol, Raph Agpoon and lastly Mary Joy Ferrer. They gave away free reading glasses to the clients aside from checking their eyes.

            There were also medications given to the clients. The list of mediciations are as follows: Solmux, Bioflu, Appebon (Multivitamins), Vitamin E, Tramadol hydrochloride, Nitrofuratoin, Glibenclamine, Amiodarone Hydrochloride, Metformin Hydrochloride, Ursodeoxycholic Acid, Pioglitazone hydrochloride and Osteotos. Some of the medicines were donated by the Unilab, Inc. and the rest were bought by the students
            After the medical and ophthalmology consultation, the clients were given the chance to have a whole body massage and a free haircut.
            Though there was just a limited time, the medical mission was a success and the goals set were met. The clients were generally happy with the Medical Mission.

                                                Christine Joy Donna IV -I; Pictures Provided by: Christine June V. Valles

Friday, October 26, 2012


Last October 7, 2012 (Sunday), Our Lady of Guadalupe Colleges held its first fun run entitled “Run for The Seniors”. The event held at the grounds of The National Center for Mental Health. This event aims to generate funds that will help manage the financial needs of the medical mission for the Senior Citizens of Barangay Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City to be held on October 20, 2012. The participants paid a reasonable amount of 100 php that enabled them to join the run. They registered in the different categories - 4km, 6km, and 8km. They wore assigned shirt colors for their chosen category along with their designated race bibs for identification purposes. The event was organized by the OLGC Student Council, and they really worked hard - definitely gave their ALL for this event.

The event started with the participants gathered in front of the administration building of the said premises where the registration booth was located. The opening remarks by the President of the Student Council, Mr. Carlo Mantolino 4thyr, BSN included an explanation of the goal of the event, rules and regulations for the run, and safety precautions for the runners. The awards for the top 3 finishers of each category was also mentioned, and a word of thanks for all the participants. The race started at exactly 6:35am for the 8k runners who wore red, 6:38am for the 6k runners who wore blue and 6:41am for the 4k runners who wore white. As the bell rang, which officially announced the GO signal, the participants scuttled to run. The runners were very particular with their speed, since the run had a time limit for each category. But personally, I think they were aiming for the awards at stake.

The day was very lovely because it did not rain (Thank God!) the sunshine provided wonderful rays.  The smiles from the faces of the runners highlighted the exhilaration the run provided. Water stations scattered at different post provided runners with adequate hydration. Medics were stationed at different areas to make sure that runners can be given proper first aid if needed. The event was very well organized. I am so proud of our Student Council Body. At the end, folks gathered in front of the administration building to witness the awarding ceremony. The Student Council gave runners Certificates of Completion and pins to commemorate the said event. Witnessing the said gathering, I must say that based on most of the faces I observed; the RUN FOR SENIORS was a guaranteed success.

Winners for the different categories:
4k                                                        6k                                                        8k
Arnold Valdez 1st Placer                     Ronald Saute 1st Placer                                      Eugene Lim 1st Placer
Arnold Lapitan 2nd Placer                  Milajoy Enguerra 2nd Placer                              Jeff Chuaquico 2nd Placer
Kevin Hebron 3rd Placer                     Eric Lopez 3rd Placer                                           Jeremy Siddayao3rd Placer




Article & Pictures provided by: Christine June V. Valles IV-I

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Thanksgiving Mass and Oathtaking Ceremony for the BSN graduates and Board Passers

Last September 28, 2012 (Friday), Our Lady of Guadalupe held their Thanksgiving Mass & Oath-taking ceremony for the Bachelor of Nursing Graduates who are now registered board passers. The event took place at exactly 2:00pm, in the Audio Visual Room of Our Lady of Guadalupe Colleges. The room was filled with anxious graduates, (who are now official Registered Nurses) with their parents. The graduates exchanged quick hugs with their colleagues and their professors. They were all dressed in their gala suits; they all look like professionals [whew!]. The event started out with the Thanksgiving Mass led by Rev. Father Paul Mystica. He paid particular attention to words HOPE, WISDOM, COURAGE, and PROFESSIONALISM.

After the Mass, the ushers of the event re-vamp the whole stage for the Oath-taking ceremony; we were given privileged to celebrate this wonderful occasion with the presence of Ms. Leonila A. Faire a proud member of the Philippine Board of Nursing. We were also granted with the presence of our College Vice-President Mr. Martin J. Dela Rosa MD,MPH, our College Administrator Mr.Vincent Mark Vergel De Dios, and the Dean of Nursing Myraflor Lava, RN, MAN, USSRN. The event started out with the National Anthem led by Ms. Althea Peralta 4th year BSN student, and followed by the Opening Remarks by Mr.Vincent Mark Vergel De Dios, he focused on thanking the parents for entrusting the education of their children with the institution, and congratulating the graduates for making it to the official registry of Philippine Registered Nurses. Following the College Administrator, the Dean of Nursing Ms. Myraflor Lava, had the privilege of introducing our Honorable Guest Speaker Ms. Leonila A. Faire, a member of the Philippine Board of Nurses. Ms. Lava made use of this phrase “A woman of brilliance and dynamism…” to introduce our distinctive speaker.

Ms. Leonila Faire, started her speech by introducing herself and her colleague Dr. Dela Rosa who turns out to be a past co-worker in the Philippine General Hospital, OR Department. She was very enthusiastic and proud of the graduates and board passers of Our Lady of Guadalupe Colleges. She emphasized the responsibility of a nurse not just for her patients but also for themselves as well. She pictured how a small act, such as positioning can help a patient recover faster and better in the Operating Room. She added, you can shorten their stay in the hospital by giving medicines on the right patient, right site, and right time. “Your clients life in the next hours is in your hands ” She said “Your name shall now be registered on the registry of the Professional Registry Commission of the Philippines; You are the 7,823 or 45.69% successful examinees out of 60,895 examinees who fought for the prestigious title of being an RN”.  She also pointed out that having a nurse as a part of a family is like having a health insurance; “Nurses = Referral” Center which made the audience laughed at her remark. It is true, a nurse will tell you if you should already consult a doctor for a specific health problem or she might just give you home remedies that can act as a first aid for a particular condition. “Filipinos are the preferred nurse globally, we are the preferred choice in the world” she concluded. Her speech was very inspiring, you can see smiles painted on the faces of the graduates, they were filled with flattery and joy to have this remarkable woman speak in behalf of them and congratulate them personally for their achievements. After her bravura speech, she made the students rise for them to have their pledge (seen on video 1 Sony).

After that, 2 BSN students from the 4th   Year level Mr. Herminiguildo Cabamungan and Inah Marie Evidente made an intermission number for the audience they sang 2 songs for the graduates namely, Don’t Stop Believing by the famous band Journey and Keep Holding On popularized by Avril Lavigne. After intermission number, Ms. Frances May F. Bicol RN from the Batch 2010 of Our Lady of Guadalupe Colleges, now a successful nurse led the graduates for their Nurses Pledge (Video 2 Sony). After that Our College Vice President, Mr. Martin J. Dela Rosa MD, MPH made the closing remark in behalf of the school. When the Ceremony was wrapped up they made the graduates watch a video that showed pictures of the graduates in the past when they were all still bambinos and bambinas, this swept them away and touched by this gesture some were smiling, laughing and some of them even shed tears of joy.  After all that commotion, good news shared by Mrs. Felma Garcia RN, MAN was made, she announced that Victor R. Potenciano Medical Center our Mother Hospital will be accepting applications for our graduates. The graduates were then invited to share some refreshments served at the school library, located at the first floor of the school building.
the graduates

(left to right) Ms. Myraflor Lava Dean of Nursing, Ms. Leonila Faire BON Phil. member, Dr. Dela Rosa

Our College Administrator, Mr. Vincent Mark Vergel De Dios

 Article and pictures provided by: Christine June V. Valles IV-I

Thursday, September 27, 2012

OLGC Celebrates Medical Technology Week

The college of Medical Technology celebrates Medical Technology week. The event was held at the third (3rd) floor students lounge area. It was decked out with equipment used to analyze samples taken from individuals who were tested. With their theme: Exploring Mind, Body and Soul Building the Future Competent OLGCian Medical Laboratory Scientist. The event aims to expose the students from College of Medical Technology to other students from the different college division.

As explained by Professor Carine Rodriguez RMT, in line with the worldwide celebration, they want to promote the skills and knowledge that their course offers. The festivity showcased the MT’s students skills learned from their Practical Clinical Chemistry class. The School Staff, Faculty, and the students from all college division were invited to the said event. Free services were offered including: Blood Typing Test headed by the First year MT’s, Free (RBS) Random Blood Sugar , (FBS) Fasting Blood Sugar by the Third year MT’s, and an exhibit and booth by the Second Year MT’s focusing on topics that deal with updated studies concerning the field of Medical Technology. The event is said to be continued up until September 28, 2012, and the students added that they will be conducting seminars for empowering minds in the profession of Medical Technology.
test...test...and more test...

blood samples


The Tools...
Articles & Pictures provided by: Christine June V. Valles IV-I

Seniors with Seniors


….cardboards, pens and various art materials to be used

Getting ready for the big day…

Seniors from the college of nursing, work hand in hand for a better outcome…

Till then...

…Stay tuned to this page to find out what happens at the program.

Articles & Pictures provided by: Christine June V. Valles IV-I

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Why Choose OLGC?

The staff of Victor R. Potenciano Medical Center, have expressed that the students who study here, are highly qualified for their respective courses. Hospital duties that warrant quality care and service are delivered by each student constantly. Our life evolves in giving precise attention to details in providing quality care that our patients deserve. We take the word Philanthropic to a whole new level, raising the bar to the future of giving and caring. We participate in Medical Missions that expresses altruism. We participates not for a reward, but because we are selfless. As the saying goes…..”It’s better to give than to receive”.
The administration and the faculty are the driving forces that provides us with unending motivation and inspiration that in turn, helps us devote ourselves into caring. We take our patients’ concenrns seriously.
OLGC also supports the “FUN!” The administration provide us with  activities for our enjoyment. Every year we have a Sports Fest, Foundation Day Celebration, Acquaintance Party and the college’s very own Mr. and Ms. OLGC – that  will guarantee that brains comes alongside beauty. These are the days when we enjoy ourselves with the things that can let us remember  who we are ….wild, young, and free.

Christine June V. Valles IV-I

What is OLGC?

Our Lady of Guadalupe Colleges (OLGC) is a learning institute that was founded in the year 2003. It first started out, by offering the course
Bachelor of Science in Nursing. And “Yes”! Within 9 years, OLGC has already produced excellent and highly skilled licensed nursing graduates.

Three years ago OLGC broadened its course offerings.  The College of Radiologic Technology, the College of Medical Laboratory Science, and the College of Hospitality Management were opened to cater to more students. A mission of Our Lady of Guadalupe Colleges is to produce globally competitive professionals. Some are already living their dreams abroad and some are still here in the Philippines taking good care of our kababayans.

Christine June V. Valles IV-I