Two Cum Laude for Batch 2015

The result of deliberations by the Academic Council held last March 13, 2015 declared Ms. Kristine Landicho, BS Customs Administration, and Mr. Russel John Magsino, BS Business Administration Major in Business Economics, as this year’s top graduates, with Ms. Landicho giving the valedictory speech during Westmead’s Recognition Program held last March 17, 2015. Ms. Kristine Landicho mentioned her gratitude to her parents, friends and Alma Mater in her speech which touched the graduating batch, probably echoing their own sentiments.

Various graduating students also received awards for leadership, active participation in sports and cultural activities, and even special citations for students who shared their time and effort for the school beyond necessary. The most outstanding leader award was given to Mr. Augustus Cesar Dalisay, BS Mechanical Engineering, who is also this year’s student council president.


Junior BS Accountancy Bryan Blair Fallarme: PRISAA National Delegate for Chess

Bryan Blair Fallarme did it again!!! In the Regional Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) held at Sienna College in Taytay, Rizal, he won the gold medal in the Men Chess Board 1 Category beating players from the whole of CALABARZON and brought pride to his alma mater.

Fallarme has won the gold medal in the Regional PRISAA for the third consecutive time. Prof. Ryan Aledo, Director for Sports & Cultural Development, comments that Blair has truly become a force to be reckoned with when it comes to chess. “I admire his wit and focus when he faces his opponents. Talagang magaling! Sigurado akong mas gagaling pa siya,” Prof. Aledo adds.

Fallarme has been quoted in the past to say that for him, chess has so many advantages and can be used to improve one’s personality, lateral capacity and math skills. He started playing the game at the age of four and began joining competitions at the age of seven.

He will go on to represent CALABARZON, and of course Westmead, in the National PRISAA to be held in Iloilo province. Your Westmead family is very proud of you, Blair! Good luck in the Nationals!

Kristine Joi E. Landicho, Westmead Batch 2015 Cum Laude awarded as one of the Top 10 Most Outstanding Customs Administration Students of the Philippines

The Philippine Society of Customs Administration Students (PSCAS) – Westmead International School Chapter joined customs administration students coming from different colleges and universities all over the Philippines in the 6th PSCAS National Convention held at the Philippine Trade Training Center, Roxas Boulevard, Manila last February 27, 2015.

With the theme, “PSCAS: Strengthening Towards ASEAN Integration”, this nationwide event aims to instill knowledge and facilitate camaraderie among all customs administration students as they prepare themselves for the much-talked about ASEAN Integration this 2015. To better explain the impact of said integration to the field of customs administration, several resource speakers shared their valuable knowledge and experiences about the issue. Included in the list is Dr. Arnold Ditan, Chairman of the Philippine Regulatory Board for Customs Brokers, who discussed the ethics for customs brokers profession.

Right after the informative lectures, the awarding ceremony for the Search for the Most Outstanding Customs Administration Students of the Philippines was held. Fortunately, Westmead’s very own Ms. Kristine Joi E. Landicho was ranked top 10 in the said search, which made the Westmead delegates roared in excitement, happiness, and pride.

Westmead prides itself for 100% passing on the 2014 Criminologist Licensure Exam

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced that 12,245 out of 28,187 passed the Criminologist Licensure Examination given by the Board of Criminology in the Cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Pangasinan, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga last October 2014.

With much pride, the first batch of BS Criminology graduates that Westmead has produced passed said examination and achieved their goals of becoming licensed Criminologists. Rechelle S. Bolea, Winnie Liza Casao, Benjie C. Dela Cruz, Jerome A. Festijo, Patrick Dennis Garcia and Jean Rose D. Perez could not contain their happiness when the results finally came out. They have made themselves, their families and their alma mater extremely proud of their achievement. Indeed, all their sacrifices, hard work and perseverance have paid off.