Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Message from Ma'am Winnie...

Thank you

The journey I took with you in this subject enriched me as it enriched you. If you learned a lot, I also did.

I'm kind of sad for not being able to teach this semester, but I am welcoming the opportunity to be focusing on other things of equal importance as teaching.You guys and the the program will forever be part of me and I don't think I could stay away for long (hopefully).

Remain true and committed to the profession. Teach to others whatever good you learned in any of the subjects. Make a conscious effort everyday to make yourself better, this will result to the program being better too.

May the good and positive force be with you every moment. I will look forward to being with you again in one class or two.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Enrollment for 2nd semester 2011-2012

Please be informed that enrollment starts now, if possible come in the morning and within this week.
- Madam M.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I Love Living Life. I Am Happy.

This video was shared by Mam Winnie Amores during our Personal encounter activity last September 11, 2011. One statement she told us “There’s no perfect in this world but you are created perfectly just the way you are!” No matter what you look like, where you came from, how you have been brought up to this world you are still perfect.

We are still blessed more than anything we knew because we are still complete physically. We should be thankful of the things what we have now and stop complaining on what we don’t have. 

It was one of the best activities we had for this semester! Thank you to our mentors and to our personal coach as well!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

HOTS in Social Work

The course is easy, it is not well recognized nor understood that's probably why only a few are led to take it. It does not require much intelligence, and I agree. Intelligence to me is knowing and memorizing a book from cover to cover, and perfecting an exam both in written and in oral form.

Intelligence is not a requisite to social work, because the profession demands more than intelligence - it requires WISDOM.

As against mere intelligence, wisdom entails the ability to apply whatever was learned either through self study, observation or the more formal learning methods of classroom discussion and seminars or training.

Intelligence is knowledge that is kept in the circles of the mind. Wisdom is knowledge translated to action to fulfill the goals of the profession, to practice its beliefs and its principles thereby touching the lives of both the resource consumer and the resource provider.

They question about the ability of the social work students and the social workers to perform higher order thinking (HOT). We don't call it HOT in social work, we call it critical thinking. It is the constant use of the brain by always asking the questions what, why, when, where, whom, and how with every information or in every situation.

The bar of excellence for the Social Work Program and of the Profession has been raised a tier higher. Naturally when one is doing well the spotlight of attention will be pointed to your direction. This is I think what is happening now. We are being watched and we are being observed. Personally, I think that it is the perfect opportunity for us to introduce and convince all that is looking our way to the nobility of the profession.

Let us not engage in the war of the words (that's a waste of energy), let us work harder at glorify the profession by infusing excellence and love in whatever we do as we carry the brand of being a social work student or a social worker. Let our work and its outcome speak of the caliber of thinking and wisdoms that we have.

Abundant blessings to everyone!

- Eanna

27 Happiness Quotes to Lift Up Your Day

You might think that I like posts with a bunch of quotes because I don’t have to write for the day. Actually, these posts take just as long to make because I actually search for the right quotes on an individual basis. But I must say that this one today was a lot of fun to put together. For some reason, reading all these quotes put me in an awesome mood!
Let’s see what they do for you. Enjoy!

1. “Happiness is a healthy mental attitude, a grateful spirit, a clear heart full of love.” -Anonymous
2. “It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.” – Erasmus
3. “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
4. “Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad.” – Norm Papernick
5. “Happiness is not defined by obtaining everything you want, but by appreciating everything you have.” – Unknown
6. “For every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
7. “The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness.” – Maharisi
8. “There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.” – Lady Marguerite Blessington
9. “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” – Epictetus
10. “Happiness is something that multiplies when it is divided.” – Paulo Coelho
11. “They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.” – Confucius
12. “Happiness does not consist in things themselves but in the relish we have of them.” – Francois de La Rochefoucauld
13. “A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.” – Goethe
14. “No one can grant us happiness from the outside. Happiness is a habit to be cultivated.” – Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
15. “Happiness consists of three things; Someone to love, work to do, and a clear conscience.” – Unknown
16. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. Love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Herman Cain
17. “Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.” – Ayn Rand
18. “There can be no happiness equal to the joy of finding a heart that understands.” – Victor Robinson
19. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.” – Gandhi
20. “Happiness is the secret to all beauty; there is no beauty that is attractive without happiness.” – Christian Dior
21. “Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.” – Napoleon Hill
22. “Happiness is a direction, not a place.” – Sydney J. Harris
23. “Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self worth. Only you can be responsible for that.” – Stacey Charter
24. “Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.” – Joseph Wood Krutch
25. “It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.” – Denis Waitley
26. “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” – Aristotle
27. “Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.” – Mildred Barthel

source: mylifemotivation

Sunday, September 4, 2011


I was browsing online for pictures I could use for a project about Traditional and Modern Filipinos, and of course my dear friend Google was always ready to help me out. I was even aiming to find a particular photo that will depict the joy, warmth and prestige that will come to mind when one thinks of the word- FILIPINO. But to my demise, the power of technology slapped the reality right into my face.

Go to Google.com and search the keyword

"filipino couple"

and worst..


and you'll see what I mean.

My sister recently discovered somebody on Youtube under the username FilipinoUnggoy, a Filipino hater (as in somebody who abhors Filipinos in general) who posted his angst and disdain online. He (I'm assuming its a he), uploaded videos and blogged about why he hated the Filipino so much. When my sister told me about it, my initial response was, "Maybe he's a professional online heckler. People today do get paid just to say crap online about other people."

But after I read his words, I could say yes he hates us. He does. He really does.

And I don't blame him. Most of the things he described are really happening in the Filipino Society right now.

"Sad but True", I quote James Hetfield.

What I saw today on my quest to present a simple school project led me to serendipity. Not expecting it at all.

Okay, Maybe I still want to be a Filipino though...how about you?

Back to work.

not happy at all.... hehehehe
Dona MartinezBSSW -2

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Mary's Nativity

As we are entering the month of September, which is the month of our two beloved mothers; the blessed virgin mary and Venerable Ignacia del Espiritu Santo,. Lourdes College will be conducting a joint celebration for September 8, 2011 Mary's Nativity and September 10, 2011 Mother Ignacia's Death Anniversary will be celebrated as one on September 9, 2011 highlighted with renewal of commitment and pledging of commitment as members of Mother Ignacia Movement.

All Social Work Students are advised to attend a meeting tomorrow Friday September 2, 2011 5:30 pm for the planning of activities in relation to the celebration and also please prepare your respective groups for the quiz bowl tomorrow, the focus is general education (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English, Social Studies)

Ms. Martinez

Thursday, August 25, 2011

One story to be remembered forever

A young man was getting ready to graduate college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer’s showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted. As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs that his father had purchased the car. Finally, on the morning of his graduation his father called him into his private study. His father told him how proud he was to have such a fine son, and told him how much he loved him. He handed his son a beautiful wrapped gift box.

Curious, but somewhat disappointed the young man opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible. Angrily, he raised his voice at his father and said, “With all your money you give me a Bible?” and stormed out of the house, leaving the holy book. Many years passed and the young man was very successful in business.
He had a beautiful home and wonderful family, but realized his father was very old, and thought perhaps he should go to him. He had not seen him since that graduation day. Before he could make arrangements, he received a telegram telling him his father had passed away, and willed all of his possessions to his son. He needed to come home immediately and take care things. When he arrived at his father’s house, sudden sadness and regret filled his heart.

He began to search his father’s important papers and saw the still new Bible, just as he had left it years ago. With tears, he opened the Bible and began to turn the pages. As he read those words, a car key dropped from an envelope taped behind the Bible. It had a tag with the dealer’s name, the same dealer who had the sports car he had desired. On the tag was the date of his graduation, and the words…PAID IN FULL.

To be continued

Will be working with the blogsite asap. Just hang on. The moderators are just busy for the exam week (winks)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Midterm week

It's midterm exam week. Good Luck social work students!!

Hope everyone will apply this! Always take motivations in your life as you face challenges along your way to success.. God bless and Good luck guys! – Q.

These motivational exam quotes are organized into these 6 attributes of success:
Diligence, Persistence, Taking the Initiative, Learning from Failure, Facing Challenges, Living A Fruitful Life

On Diligence
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work learning from failure.” ~ General Colin Powell

On Persistence
“A lot of us would like to move mountains, but few of us are willing to practice on small hills.” ~ Anonymous

On Taking the Initiative
“Recipe for success: Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.” ~ William A. Ward
“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” ~ Conrad Hilton
On Facing Challenges
“I’m not telling you it is going to be easy — I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it” ~ Art Williams
“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” ~ Robert H. Schuller

On Learning From Failures
“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” ~ Carl Bard

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
~ Thomas Edison

“You’re never a loser til you quit trying.” ~ Anonymous

On Living A Fruitful Life
“Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. it’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do and you’ve done it.” ~ Margaret Thatcher

“We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” ~ Max DePree

“If you love what you do, you will never work another day in your life.” ~ Confucius

Saturday, August 20, 2011

My new home - Lea Airah B. Diaz

To transfer from an old school to a new and different one was indeed a hard thing to do. Almost four years I spent my high school life in my old school and I asked God to help me what course and where should I study. I ask God to give me wisdom and knowledge so that I can come up with a decision, and that was to take up Bachelor of Science in Social Work at Lourdes College.

          School year begun and do you know what I felt at that very unusual moment? Well, I felt nervous; because I am afraid on what might other people say ad afraid to be ignored. I also felt excited for I can be again with my friends and classmates in high school and elementary that I’ve been longing for so long. On the very first day I thought I’ll be like a flower standing on one corner but I am wrong when I met Abrau, Alvarado, Barcelona, Barabadan, Ejera, Jadap, Lowao, Pabelic, Perez and the rest of the first year Social Work students. These new friends of mine welcomed me heartily and I felt no worry that day and that I am glad to have them as my new friends.

          As day passed by new responsibilities came my way as well as it was a privileged and a blessing at the same time. I was elected as the External Secretary in J SWAP Club and one of the most unforgettable experiences that I had a big blessing that I received was when I became a part of the Blue Sash as one of the contributory. As my day continued to run I also met new friends, my co-officers, club adviser who was really cool and energetic. Honestly, saying it was my first excitement. I was excited to study and make a survey or random survey in every community we should go over.

          I love my course as much. I would like to leave a literary piece by Amanda Bradley. There`s a new horizons waiting, unknown challenges to meet, goals to set and discoveries to make. Social Work is somewhat there`s magical adventures, different wonders to explore, and opportunities for us to take. There are endless possibilities in every present moment and the promise of success with each new day.

          The moment I shared my life with Social Work was indeed a moment to keep and a time to treasure. Forever I will be proud of being a new daughter of Lourdes College.

Lea Airah B. Diaz BSSW-1

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Let's find it out

I am still working on with our blogsite banner. I will be posting also pictures of the recent Social Work Program Acquaintance and Davao Convention.

Who will be the next student to be featured? Let’s find it out. 

- Q.

Social Workers Creed

Excerpt from Social Workers Creed
Poem to honor Social Workers
Copyright Deborah Young

We are Social Workers, all with an eclectic dossier
We are educated from many an accredited CSWE academy
We hail with the BSW, MSW or DSW degrees
And, stints of unique supervised fieldwork, has enhanced our abilities
We are licensed, certified or even registered; valid, prudent uniformity
Be it LCSW, LMSW or LBSW; the titles, we display, respectfully
We empower, helping people help themselves; we’ve got the right stuff
We possess dedication, determination and competency; minus the fluff
Sho’ ‘nuf, we are America’s empathetic angels; tuff enough
The NASW Code of Ethics, we staunchly adhere to and abide
Cause it encompasses values, principles and standards to guide
We celebrate March as National Professional Social Work Month, for sure
Yet, throughout the year, we practice what we preach, without forfeiture
We definitely make a difference, free of an air of flare
We are authentic and resolute, with lots of care
We claim it; we are judicious Social Workers, extraordinaire
Social Work heroes; worthy of a Bust on a Stand; forever, there...


Use this in your work or when you go to school, review it often to ground yourself and to remind why I want to be a social worker, why I became a social worker.

I respect the dignity of the individual human personality as the basis for all social relationships.
I have faith in the ultimate capacity of the common man to advance toward higher goals.
I shall base my relationships with others on their qualities as individual human beings, without distinction as to race or creed or color or economic or social status.
I stand ready to sacrifice my own immediate interests when they conflict with the ultimate good of all.
I recognize that my greatest gift to another person may be an opportunity for him to develop and exercise his own capacities.
I shall not invade the personal affairs of another individual without his consent, except in an emergency I must act to prevent injury to him or to others.
I believe that an individual's greatest pride, as well as his greatest contribution to society, may lie in the ways in which he is different from me and from others, rather than in the ways in which he conforms to the crowd.
I shall therefore accept these differences and endeavor to build a useful relationship upon them.
I shall always base my opinion of another person on a genuine attempt to understand him - to understand not merely his words, but the man himself and his whole situation and what it means to him. As a first essential to the understanding of others,
I shall constantly seek a deeper understanding and control of myself and of my attitudes and prejudices which may affect my relationships."


by Max Ehrmann

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence. 
As far as possible, without surrender, 
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others,
even to the dull and ignorant;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be
greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career
however humble;
it is a real possession in the
changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you
to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit
to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore, be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham,
drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A true warrior in social work field

Delia Martinez
1986 @ Alumnae Scholar PWU- Manila 1978
Deans Lister
  • Chief Field Operation Division, DSWD Field Office X
  • OIC Technical and Program Division and Unit Head of Social Protection, DSWD Field Office X
  • Center Head, RSCC (Reception & Study Center for Children X
  • City Social Welfare Officer V CSWD- Surigao City
  • Social Welfare Project Supervisor/ SWO IV Bureau of Child & Youth Welfare DSWD- Central Office
  • Junior Social Welfare Analyst/ External Analyst, Bureau of Family & Child Welfare, DSWD Central Office
She is the current program coordinator of social work program in Lourdes College. 
Long Live Mam Dels! 

- SW's

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Still working on

I am still working on with the blogsite. 

Everybody is encouraged to write and share their life as a social work student in Lourdes College. You can also share your opinions to any current issues, as what Ms. Su told us always “there is no wrong opinion!" so feel free to send your write ups. Thanks. 

Let’s take a walk in achieving our dreams! 

You can submit it to swlccdo@yahoo.com

- Q.


Social Work Lourdes College TOPS AGAIN!!

Year 2003, 75% board passers


When she made that history

On 2001,  Social Work in Lourdes College made a history when one of the examinees topped in the board exam:


Through the years

On 1999, Lourdes College on its first batch of board passers a 100% were produced  

On 2000, 60% board passers were produced            
On 2001, Social Work in Lourdes College made a history when one of the examinees topped in the board exam:

and a 66% of board passers

Year 2002, 66% of board passers were produced

Year 2003, 75% board passersLourdes College TOPS AGAIN

Year 2004, 66.66% board passers
Year 2005, 41.66% board passers
Year 2006, 83% board passers
Year 2007, 77.78% board passers
Year 2008, 70% board passers
Year 2009, 92% board passers
Year 2010, 85% board passers
Recently, 100% board passers