LVHS STEP Participants in Baguio City

A Trip Beyond the Clouds

(by Jun Perry Magno, Third Year Student)


A trip towards the clouds from the Land of Promise to the Summer Capital of the Philippines. Here I am joining the biggest explosions in the 7th National STEP Development Skills and Competition on November 19-24 held at Teachers Camp, Baguio City.

After winning the full blast election as Regional STEP Board Organization (RSBO) President going to Baguio the representative of Region XI to adhere the election of National STEP Board Organization.

As we arrived in Davao CIty, curiosity striked on the first timers riding a plane. At 1:45PM in the air gives us fulfillment that we successfully landed in Manila. Then a 7 hour trip in the bus going to the land of Pines enjoys us watching the places that we passed. Finally as we entered th territory of Baguio City the spirit of hospitality was given to us. With a great accomodation and wonderful apprecication surely we will not forget this place.

But before thinking my strategy on the election, we must first enjoy our stay in Baguio City. We visited the tourist spots like Mines View Park, Botanical Garden, the famous Philippine Military Academy and other places. Baguio City is so beautiful even if their climate is so cold.

As the event is ongoing the temptation is rising to such meeting my opponents in the north which I think upgraded students. At the time of election, my torch is slowly dying when Luzon made an alliance that NCR must be the director, but as I speak infront of my co-students and Mr. Joey Pelaez about my plans and the present problem of the STEP organization, they appreciated the sense of speaking delivered by the Mandaya Warrior that brought me to be the Director of the Board.

After the election, the enjoyment from my heart burts as my schoolmated Jeffrey Dagooc ranked 5th place in the SMAW event with his coach Mr. Jovito Rosete and Vengie Ygonia the National Champuon in the Building Wire Installation with his coach Mr. Norman Tomas.

The Luponians are so proud that we will be going home bringing the experience and the achievements from Baguio City. The trip to the clouds has developed and enhanced our skills.

LVHS Stude Bags STEP National Title

Congratulations to:

Champion – Wiring Installation
7th National STEP Skills Development and Competition
November 19 – 25, 2008
Baguio City

Coach: Mr. Norman Tomas

5th Place – Metal Works

Coach: Mr. Jovito Rosete

Tech-Voc Skills Now a Separate Category

7th STEP-NSDC slated in Baguio City

Tech-Voc skills now a separate category

The 7th Student Technologists and Entrepreneurs of the Philippines-National Skills Development and Competitions, with the theme “A STEP Higher: Upgrading Skills, Improving Lives,” will be held in Teachers Camp, Baguio City on November 19 to 24.

New features have been added to this year’s edition of STEP-NSDC. There are new and additional skills in Edukasyong Pantahanan at Pangkabuhayan (EPP) and Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE) categories.

“With STEP, we want to provide pupils and students with practical experiences, technical know-how and opportunities in the different areas while developiung their leadership abilities and personal skills, and building wholesome character to strengthen national competitiveness and productivity,” said Executive Director Joey Pelaez of the Department of Education-Center for Students and Co-Curricular Affairs (DepED-CSCA), STEP’s national adviser.

 The elementary category has 11 skills while the secondary category has 21 skills for the competitions. Other skills are also open in hte secondary category such as Techno Quiz, Parliamentary Procedure, Business Planning, and Mr. and Ms. STEP.

The Technical-Vocational Education (TVE) category will feature 27 skills which are open only to the technical-vocational high schools in the country.

“Our Tech-Voc efforts will not result to the abandonment of our primary mandate of providing basic education to all Filipinos. As it is our professional duty to provide relevant education to all young Filipinos, it is also our moral duty to ensure that we empower each Filipino child with the aptitude and skills they require to live productive lives,” said Secretary Jesli Lapus.***

Electronic Poster

Rodolf Neil C. Dionio
Second Year Student, LVHS
Division STEP Electronic Poster Making Winner

Second Place: Manay National High School

Third Place: Banaybanay National High School

Fourth Place: Maryknoll School of Lupon

How to design an Electronic Poster

Division STEP Skills Competition 2008

Division of Davao Oriental
Region XI
Banaybanay, Davao Oriental
September 19-20, 2008
Theme: A STEP Higher: Upgrading Skills, Improving Lives
1.  Cake Decorating – Third Place – Diona Rubia – Coach: Ruby Generale
2.  Classy Apron Making – First Place – Giselle Lucero – Coach: Aurea Lascuña
3.  Curtain Making – First Place – Leonor Cagabhian – Coach: Josefa Minguito
4.  Fruit and Vegetable Carving – First Place – Hazel Lopez – Coach: Janice Saonoy
5.  Hair and Trimming with Facial Make-Up – No LVHS Entry
6.  Table skirting and Table Setting – Third Place – Jamirah Datu – Coach: Elizabeth Sodoso
7.  Dish Gardening – 8th Place – Jenny Cris Cantiga – Coach: Cristina Basalo
8.  Net Weaving – No LVHS Entry
9. Stereo Amplifier w/ Tone Control and Microphone Mixer – No LVHS Entry
10. Auto Body Painting – First Place – Angelo Hortillano – Coach: Juan Turing
11. Construction of Heat Exchanger – First Place – Warren De Vera – Coach: Juan turing
12. Flower Pot Stand – First Place –  Jeffrey Dagooc – Coach: Jovito Rosete
13. Fruit Basket Making – No LVHS Entry
14. Knockdown Toddler’s Furniture Study Table – First Place – Ruel Bastian – Coach: Rolando Arellano
15. Lamp Annunciator Wiring Installation- First Place – Benjie Ygonia – Coach: Norman Tomas
16. Miniature of Food Stall (Mock-up Development) First Place – Harris Canakan/Virsil Gamalong -Coach: Rolando Ulanday
17. Fertilizer Computation – Second Place – Ronick Leones – Coach: Trifina Simo
18. Project Proposal for Animal Production – No LVHS Entry
19. Electronic Spreadsheet – First Place – Genesis Luga – Coach: Trifina Simo
20. Electronic Poster Making – First Place – Rodolf Neil Dionio – Coach: Alma Cafe
21. PC Assembly – Second Place – Donna Dionio – Coach: Alma Cafe
22. Parliamentary Procedure – Second Place – Coach: Manuel Tomas
23. STEP Bazaar – Second Place
24. Techno Quiz – 4th Place – Coach: Gertrudes Mejos
25. Mr. & Ms. STEP – Mr. Step – First Place – Jun Perry Magno – Coach: Mirabel Millan