by: Mr. Harold V. Gallo

Capitalizing on a strong average and difficult rounds of the fifth edition of Philippine Science High School – Cagayan Valley Campus – Quiz Show, Philippine Yuh Chiau School of Cabatuan, Isabela, copped the title.

The trio of Joaquin Adrien Ong, Jim Allyson Nevado and Precious Nevado scored 83 aggregate score highlighted by a lone mistake in the Difficult round. The Average and Difficult rounds were pivotal for the champions as they flexed their will past the other contestants.

The winning triumvirate of Ong and Nevado siblings were the only one to hurdle the 20-point-marker in the Average Round and managed to sustain their momentum in the payoff round.

The Difficult Round is a show of pure brilliance as the champions committed a lone mistake in 10 questions, and padded the cushion toward the finish line.

Coach Marietess Cafirma’s ward scored 14, 24 and 45, respectively in three rounds to run away from the second placer, University of Saint Louis Tuguegarao, scoring 61 points.

Team USLT composed of Zio Vela, Maria Dominique Beltran and Juan Carlos Pajarillo, was a one of the two wildcard contenders from the Division Eliminations held last September 24 at various testing centers.

Trailing at third place was Tuguegarao West Central School which comprised Chanelle Louize Mabborang, Lloyd Asley Sibbaluca and Corvin Rhys Casa piling 59 points.

Tuguegarao East Central School and Cauayan City School of Excellence, Inc. were the fourth and fifth placers, respectively.

The Quiz Show is a yearly endeavor of PSHS-CVC as an outreach activity for the National Competitive Examination applicants.#

by: Mr. Harold V. Gallo

Scholars and their parents imbibed old and new knowledge on parenting and financial literacy, respectively, and shared some bonding moments in a simultaneous seminars entitled "Parenting the Gifted and Enhancing Teen Finacial Literacy", sponsored by the General Parents Teachers and Community (GenPTCA), Sept. 23, 2016 at Saint Mary's University, Bayombong.

The parents listened to Mr. and Mrs. Rosauro Resuello and Monalisa Magalong-Resuello on how to be parents to gifted kids like Pisay scholars.

On the otherhand, multi-titled speaker and medical practitioner, Dr. Mary Ann Moya-Prudencio, talked about enhancing financial literacy at an early age.

Dr. Moya-Prudencio, also an author of book and a parent of a Pisay scholar, also shared insights on nurturing gifted children to the parent-participants.

Scholars presented their tribute to their parents through poems, skits, songs and video clips after the plenary sessions.

Dr. Enrico Constantino Amadeo Constantino and Dr. Rowena Constantino, highlighted in their response after the presentations the enlightenment the parents obtained from the activity.

The couple reminded the scholars that as parents they always want the best for them and they are always there in their journey in life.

The parenting and teen financial literacy seminars are the brainchild of the PSHS-CVC-GenPTCA headed by its president, Dr. Gina T. Rosimo.#

Pisay CVC wins gold for NV

by: Ms. Christine V. Ordinario

Redemption has finally come to the Province of Nueva Vizcaya, represented by Philippine Science High School – Cagayan Valley Campus, as it emerged as the champion in the Regional Tourism Quiz held at the City of Ilagan Hotel and Convention Center on September 27, 2016.

Hailing from Pisay CVC is the 2016 Provincial Tourism Quiz champion, Christlen Carlo Olivares of X-Muon, who competed with five other contestants from the provinces of Cagayan and Quirino, and the cities of Cauayan, Ilagan and Tuguegarao.

Olivares was also last year's representative of Nueva Vizcaya in the regional level, but landed second to the contestant from Quirino General High School after losing in the tie-breaker round. This year, he made a fierce comeback as he copped the title and redeemed the championship that slipped through his fingers last year.

“I was so nervous at first because I know that I need to make redemption from last year's one-point deficit. But it was suddenly lost when I gained the lead during the latter half of the quiz bee. Even though I only had a day to prepare, I am very happy to finally get the regional title this year,” declares Olivares.

In the first half of the quiz bee, Olivares was safe at the second spot, with one point difference from his closest contender from Cagayan National High School. During the second half of the quiz with only ten questions remaining, Olivares was able to recover, finally edging out his closest rival until the last question with a two-point advantage, earning a total score of 15 points out of the 20 questions.

“PSHS-CVC's attempt to bring home the title this year was not easy. Christlen just came from the PSYSC Science Olympiad National Finals, and we were left with a very limited time to prepare for the Regional Tourism Quiz. But I have seen how passionate he was in our a-day-before-the-contest review session. I prayed to God not for Christlen to win, but for his efforts to be rewarded according to His divine will, and for victory to belong to the most deserving,” says Christine V. Ordinario, the perennial coach for the tourism quiz bee.

Olivares was awarded a certificate, freebies from the Department of Tourism, and Php7, 000.00.

The Regional Tourism Quiz is one of the activities conducted by the Department of Tourism Regional Office in celebration of the 2016 World Tourism Day with the theme “Tourism for All: Promoting Universal Accessibility.” #

by: Mr. Harold V. Gallo

In its quest for continous improvement and excellence, the Philippine Science High School System is on track of getting ISO 9001:2015 certification.

Campus Directors, Academic Chiefs, Support Services Chiefs and other support staff gathered in a Quality Management System (QMS) seminar-Workshop to equip themselves on the process of application and how to standardize the processes of the PSHS System, October 4-8, 2016 at 24/7 Resort Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya.

"Quality management is a team effort and each unit in an organization must know its function to contribute to overall quality", said Mr. Dexter Chua, resource speaker from CQL Business Systems Consulting.

Chua enlightened the participants about the nature of continous improvement and explained the different requirements needed to fulfill ISO certification

Chua also guided the participants in making SWOT analyses and identifying the procedures of the internal processes by the various units of the different campuses in adherence to the international standard of quality certification.

"There should be a coordinated activities to direct and control an organization's track for continuous improvement", he added.

The participants were grouped according to specialization; the campus directors created the table of contents and the chiefs and other staff made the different procedures of internal processes.

The PSHS System targets to apply for certification within the year and each campus will choose specific areas for application.

Dr. Larry Cabatic, Executive Director of PSHSS mentioned during the plenary session that the challenges for Pisay are getting bigger as it also targets to help other science high schools in the country.

The QMS seminar-workshop was hosted by PSHS-Cagayan Valley Campus led by Dr. Salvador B. Romo, campus director.#

by: Mr. Asley Jan P. Gurat

Grade 10 triumvirate Christlen Carlo Olivares, Rench Emmanuel Consumido, Jose Benjamin Dela Cruz secured a spot in the national finals of the Philippine Society of Youth Science Club – Philippine Science Olympiad (PSYSC-PSO) after bagging the title in a quiz bee held at Isabela National High School, Ilagan, Isabela, Sept. 3, 2016.

Consumido scored the highest individual points of the competition.

The quiz bee, which aimed to choose the national qualifiers, was held simultaneously in sixteen (16) testing sites nationwide.

The victory qualified Philippine Science High School – Cagayan Valley Campus’ team to the top 20 qualifiers to the PSO National Finals Bracket II slated on Sept. 24, 2016 at the University of the Philippines- Diliman Campus, Quezon City.

The Science Olympiad is one of the featured events of the National Science Club Month (NSCM) every September.

The inter-school competition includes elementary and high school students, who are members of science clubs affiliated with PSYSC, across the country.

Five hundred seventy-three (573) students for both elementary and junior high school participated in the simultaneous national eliminations in 16 testing sites nationwide.

The PSYSC, Inc organized the activity which was enthemed, “AGGRINNOVATE: Revolutionizing Agricultural Outlook for Sustainable Growth”.#