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Sigma Beta Sorority
and
Kagayhaan Foundation, Inc.
In partnership with:
SMART Communications GSIS
Department of Tourism X, DENR-X , DePED-X,
City Government of Cagayan de Oro, Mis. Or. Provincial Government
LGUs of Mindanao and Beta Sigma Fraternity

The Sigma Betans of Cagayan de Oro City are involved in projects that benefit the youth, including medical missions, a scholarship program for high school students, projects for special children and an environmental youth camp. These activities are supported by different partners and donors especially the Beta Sigma Fraternity, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and other government agencies, friends, and volunteers. Proceeds from Hiyas ng Mindanao 2007 will benefit all ongoing projects.

Source: Sigma Beta Sorority Presents... Hiyas ng Mindanao 2007. Retrieved April 30, 2007.
 

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Why AGHAM?
FROM THE STANDS By Domini M. Torrevillas
The Philippine Star 04/03/2007

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The Sigma Beta Sorority, the oldest accredited sorority in the University of the Philippines, celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Recently it conferred its highest honor on Dr. Lily Rosqueta-Rosales, nationally and internationally known educator and counselor. The conferment was presided over by Alma Calleja-Maceda, president of the Sigma Beta Alumnae Foundation Inc., Cleofe Verzola, vice-president and chair of the Diamond Jubilee Committee, and Eleanor A. Tabuzo, chair of the Awards committee.

Through its 75 years of existence, the sorority has rendered meaningful service to students in the country and abroad. A scholarship program begun in 1940 is still being implemented and is strongly supported by alumnae foundation former presidents Lucille Torres, Estelita Cordero, Elvie Verano, Jose Saddul, Edda Pena and Fe Tantiansu.

Source: The Philippine Star Online. Retrieved April 3, 2007.


 

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Sigma Beta CDOC, Inc. Scholarship for High School Students

 

 

Rationale: With the growing economic crunch in the country, the government has allowed the collection of fees from students enrolling in government high schools. In many of our national high schools in the city of Misamis Oriental, many good students cannot enroll because they cannot afford the fees. These students, who have potentials as good leaders may not be able to even finish high school due to poverty. With some financial assistance, we could make a difference in the lives of these young men and women and their families.

MECHANICS:
Sigma Beta Cagayan de Oro, Inc. will look for donors who are willing to support a scholar in high school. Each award will be Php 1,000.00 per year broken down as follows: Registration and other fees: Php 500.00; Uniform and logistics: 500.00.  Initially, we aim to support at least 10 scholars from Laguindingan National High School, Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental because of our close contact with the school and the community. In the future, we aim to include other national high schools.

Screening will be done by the Sigma Beta CDOC, Inc. with the recommendation of the school adviser and/or guidance counselor.

Awards will be based on the following criteria:

  • Academic standing: 40% (Report Card)

  • Financial Need: 40% (Income Tax/Equivalent)

  • Character/Personality: 20% (Recommendation/Interview)

Awards will be given at the start of the academic school year (June 2006), and renewable every year depending on the same criteria for screening. Each donor will be assigned a scholar (or scholars) and will be given an update of his/her performance bi-annually. The Sigma Beta CDOC, Inc will undertake other fund raising campaigns for the above project.

SYLVIA T. AGUHOB
President/MIS Sigma Beta CDO, Inc.

 

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UP Sigma Beta alumnae implement lecture halls improvement project

The U.P. Sigma Beta Sorority, Los Baņos Chapter, has completed this year their Adopt-A-Lecture-Hall Project, its golden anniversary commitment to UPLB. This donation was their expression of gratitude to the university for the kind of academic preparation they had that has allowed many of them to succeed in their chosen field.

In this project, the Sorority shouldered the financial expenses for the improvement of the Physical Science Building Lecture Halls A and B, two of the largest lecture halls on campus. The work includes the repair and repaint of chairs and walls, laying of tiles on the floor in front of the lecture halls, provision of demonstration tables and installation of electric wall fans and emergency lights. In return, the Sorority will be permitted to place markers on the wall near the entrance to the lecture hall to indicate that it is a beneficiary of our project.

Last 22-Apr-2006, a Memorandum of Agreement was formally signed by UPLB Chancellor Luis Rey I. Velasco and Boots Revilleza, representing the Sorority, to implement Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the project at the close of summer classes SY 2005-2006 and after the first semester SY 2006-2007, respectively.

The construction work for the first phase was undertaken between 26-May-2006 and 18-Jun-2006. After its completion, a brief ceremony with blessing was held at the lobby of Physci Bldg last 20-Jun-2006 to officially turn-over the refurbished Physci Lecture Hall-A to its recipient, the Institute of Chemistry.

Works for Phase 2 was done during the semestral break between 02-Nov-2006 to 16-Nov-2006. In a similar ceremony led by Chancellor Velasco, the renovated Physci Lecture Hall-B was officially turned-over last 17-Nov-2006 to the Institute of Math, Statistics and Physics.

In his speech, Chancellor Velasco expressed his delight, sincere gratitude and appreciation for Sigma Beta's generous donation to the university. He was hoping there will be a "Phase 3" to our project and that similar alumnae associations would follow our lead.

During these turn-overs, it was not just the recipient institutes that were so thankful and happy for the renovations done on their lecture halls. Invited officials and faculty members from other UPLB colleges and institutes approached us and enquired if we would consider adopting their lecture halls too.

The Sigma Betans hope that with the refurbished Physci Lecture Halls A and B, students who will be using and learning from these halls be inspired to do their academic best and later become partners for national development. They also hope that our "Iskolars ng Bayan" would use the halls with care and not vandalize the facilities through the years.

original message from:
Boots Reyes-Revilleza
President
U.P. Sigma Beta Sorority Alumnae Association
Los Baņos Chapter

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