Candidate for graduation of class 2011…please rise!
MRS. PRESIDENT, upon the recommendation of the Faculty of the Basic Education Department and upon verification, I have the honor to present to you the 11 candidates for graduation in kindergarten level, 30 candidates for graduation in the Elementary Level, and 73 candidates for graduation in the Secondary Level. They have satisfactorily complied with the requirements of their respective curricula as prescribed by the Department of Education. For your confirmation.
Our beloved president, Mrs. Marguerite Michelle Villanueva Padua - Hornby, the Chairman and members of the Board of Trustees, Officers of the Administration, Faculty and Staff, parents, guests, my dear graduates, ladies and gentlemen… GOOD AFTERNOON!
It is my distinct privilege and honor to be given the task to introduce our distinguished Guest Speaker in today’s 2011 Commencement Exercises.
Our guest speaker came from a well-known family of educators in Naga City. His parents were both public schools principal. He is the 4th Son of Dr. Domingo O. Balares and Mrs. Genara Alvarez-Balares. His brothers and sisters were also graduates of this institution with flying colors. He celebrates his birthday every 11th day of the month of November. He is a media practitioner, journalist, musician, sportsman, and an educator….
He was happily married with Niña Zagada-Balares in 1996. A Father to two children: Tyrone Yanci, 2nd year High School and Trizia Yvon, 4 years old.
He is one of those graduates of this institution who had kept the torch of his Alma Mater shining through in his life for not losing momentum in achieving his goal and in shaping his dreams into reality by making things happen …and is still gaining momentum for greater heights of achieving successes in the field of work and professionals…
His achievements in the field of work he had chosen are truly inspiring and encouraging. He is a true reflection of what an NCean is.… the impact to the community of his achievements would always speak out the greatness and pride of his Alma Mater, the Naga College Foundation. His presence in this afternoon’s 64th Commencement Exercises of the Basic Education Department has made all the difference…
Bringing back the hands of time, our guest speaker was one of the NCF Elementary and HS graduates going through the same experience you are having today. He was also rendering a crowd like this for his valedictory addresses during his elementary (1985) and high school graduations (1989)…
As student, he was active and energetic. He joins both academic and nonacademic related school activities. His teachers described him as friendly, a thinker, an achiever, and a principled leader. He worked as student journalist and served the school publication from being the Assistant News Editor in 1985
to Editor-in-Chief of the Green and Gold in 1988-1999. As student leader, he held various positions in high school. He was the president of the Naga College Historical Society and the Supreme Student’s Government. He was a member of the famous Naga College Foundation Concert Band from 1985-1989.
He was a consistent first honor student from kindergarten and Grades 1 – 6. He finished his Elementary Education in Naga College Foundation with flying colors, being the First Honors of Class 1985 and a recipient of the Leadership and Academic Excellence Awards.
During his high school, he earned three scholarships: academic residence scholarship, band and school publication scholarships all at the same time in four years. (libre na, may uli pa!)
He was recognized and awarded by the Naga City Division as Outstanding Student in 1989.
He consistently made scholastic impressions and achievements for leading the Naga College Foundation high school graduates of Class 1989 as valedictorian, achieving more citations, medals, certificates and plaque of recognition for both academic and non-academic awards.
In 1989, he took up Bachelor in Secondary Education at the University of Nueva Caceres until he quitted in 1995. Then, he came back to Naga College Foundation and finished the degree of Bachelor in Secondary Education major in Physical Education Health and Music in 2002, fortunately he only needs 12
units to earn another major in Mathematics.
After finishing his college degree, he immediately enrolled in the Masters Degree program in summer of 2002 and earned the Master of Arts in Education in 2005 with two majors: Administration and supervision and Educational Management graduating with Academic Excellence and Excellence in Oral Defense awards conferred upon him.
As musician, he had served as Trainer of the Naga Central School II Drum, Xylophone and Lyre Corps for three school years. He plays a guitar, trumpet and bamboo flute.
As youth leader, he had served as President of the Naga City Working Youth Club (1992 – 1993), and President of the Bicol Regional Federation of Working Youth Clubs (1992 – 1994); During his term, the BRFWYC was awarded as Outstanding Youth Organization by President Fidel Ramos in the Malacañan Palace; He also had served as the Chairman of the Technical Working Group, Naga City Youth Federation 1991 – 1992; Delegate to the 1st National Youth Parliament in 1996 representing the Working Youth Sector; and Finished the Basic Entrepreneurship Development Course conducted by the National Youth commission and the Metro Naga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc.
From 1990 – 1999, he had worked as news writer, reporter, talent announcer and program host of various newscasts and programs of Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation (DWNW Radio), Peñafrancia Broadcasting Corporation (DZLW Radio), and Caceres Broadcasting Corporation (DWAR Radio).
As journalist, he had worked as staff Writer of the Bikol Daily, the first and only daily regional newspaper in Bicol from 1996 – 1998; served as Correspondent of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, 1998 – 1999; Staff member of the Naga City Journal, the official publication of the city Government of Naga from 1999 – 2001; and was the Coach of the pupil of Naga College Foundation who won 6th place in the National Schools Press Conference in Mandaue City, Cebu in 2003.
As Teacher, he passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers in 2002. His baptism of fire in the teaching profession was in this institution as part time MAPE teacher in the elementary department in SY 2002 – 2003. He Joined the Department of Education in July 2003 and was assigned at Naga Central School II. Exactly two years after, he was promoted as Teacher II after holding several school co-curricular coordinator positions. He ranked #1 in the first Principalship Test among the school head applicants in 2006. Beating other examinees including incumbent principals in the Naga City Division.
Three years after joining DepED, he was assigned to be the Teacher-in-charge of Teodora Moscoso Elementary School in July 2006 and was promoted to a full pledged school head status of Head Teacher II a year or merely 4 years and 2 months being in the department. He earned the Principal position 2 years after or barely 6 years from being in the service. He was once appointed as Division Research Coordinator in 2009 and was tasked to interpret research and tests results in the division of Naga City.
He was also a holder of the National Coaching Certificate in Football granted by the Philippine Football Federation in 2003, and a member of the Bicol Arnis
Coaches and Instructors League since 2003.
He was a Grantee of a scholarship on INSTRUCTIONAL AND CURRICULAR EXCELLENCE IN SCHOOL LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT (ICEXCELS) at the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization – Regional Center for Educational Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO-INNOTECH).
To keep himself be upgraded with the trends and concepts of work-related matters, he actively participated in various division, regional and national training seminar programs: In 2000, he attended the BASIC INTERPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT COURSE sponsored by the National Youth Commission and the Naga City Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
In 2003, he attended the following training-seminar: NATIONAL SCHOOLS PRESS CONFERENCE; PREPARATION OF ACTION RESEARCH; REGIONAL SEMINAR-WORKSHOP FOR BAND ORCHESTRA AND RONDALLA TRAINERS AND CONDUCTORS; DISASTER CONSCIOUSNESS AND PREPAREDNESS; TEACHERS’S INDUCTION TO THE SCHOOL SYSTEM; MODIFIED TRAINING IN ARNIS; AND SEMINAR FOR THESIS/DISSERTATION WRITERS, ADVISERS AND PANEL MEMBERS.
In 2004, he attended the following: FORMULATION OF THEORETICAL AND CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK; THE INTEGRATION OF HIV/AIDS PROGRAM IN THE BASIC EDUCATION CURRICULUM; BAMBOO FLUTE PLAYING TRAINING PROGRAM FOR SECOND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, DIVISION OF CAMARINES SUR; HIGH-IMPACT CLASSROOMLEARNING ACTIVITIES, STYLES AND STRATEGIES; REGIONAL LIVE-IN TRAINING ON
THE REVISED PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST AND TEACHING ENHANCEMENT SKILLS ON SCHOOL SPORTS FOR ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY TEACHERS; AND CAMPUS JOURNALISM FOR SCHOOL PAPER ADVISERS.
In 2005, he attended the following: REGIONAL SCHOOLS PRESS CONFERENCE (ELEMENTARY LEVEL); EFFECTIVE PRESENTATION AND INTERNET LITERACY; NATIONAL SEMINAR-WORKSHOP ON ACTION RESEARCH WRITING FOR SCIENCE AND MATH TEACHERS; NATIONAL COACHING CERTIFICATE COURSE IN FOOTBALL; and in 2006, he attended the REGIONAL SUPERVISORY SKILLS ENHANCEMENT (SSEP) PROGRAM.
At present he is pursuing Doctor of Philosophy program and is presently enrolled in Naga College Foundation.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Candidates for Graduation of Class 2011, me in giving a warm Honor and Speaker, a Distinguished Naga College Foundation achiever in his chosen field of endeavor,
please join of Alumnus, an
welcome and loud applause to our Guest
the principal of San Isidro Elementary
School, Naga City …… HIS HONOR…MR. NOEL A. BALARES….