LRC on its First Year

The product of a vision that started last July 2016 with the help of the generous sponsors all over the world…a place of fun, scholarly works, creative ideas and recreation…CastaƱas NHS – SHS Learning Resource Center is a place well-loved by students and teachers alike. Today, we celebrate the first anniversary of its formal opening on December 1, 2016. Happy Reading! Come to our LRC! šŸ˜ŠšŸ“ššŸ’»šŸ“ŗ

20171201_151412Thank you very much sponsors! It’s been a year and it’s only now that I post your names online. My gratitude to you all!

Name of Donors (Cash) Address / Hometown
Jesse Gabrido USA/Sariaya
Rhoda Nanong Lucban
Mario Gariando Manila
Jeffrey Anog Dubai/Sariaya
Bessie Regulto Makati/Sariaya
Jay Allen Villon Manila/Lucban
Khrisna Quemado Manila
Marien Blanco Manila
Ladylen Vidal Qatar/Sariaya
Ronilo Albestor Vietnam/Sariaya
Mary Jane Panaligan Macau/Sariaya
Marcel Manrique USA/Lucban
Joselito Tenorio Taiwan/Sariaya
Arlene Genove Sariaya
Shirley Conde Lucban
Adelfa Alcantara Taiwan/Sariaya
John Henry Salayo Manila/Sampaloc
Mailene Perez Dimaculangan Dubai/Sariaya
Jayson Deapera Makati/Lucban
Bernard Babat Taguig/Lucban
Richelle Delas Alas Tayabas
Rowena Coloma QC/Sariaya
Ruby Calixtro Sariaya
Judith Capuno Lucena City
Name of Book Donors Address /


Anna Leah De Castro Mercado Sariaya Fiction Books, Novels, National Geographic, Time Magazines, Textbooks, etc.
Helen Cabatbat Navotas City Fiction Books, Business Books, Novels, Magazines
Tess Tala Abo Singapore/Sariaya Childrenā€™s Books, Magazines, Brochures, Textbooks
Lynard Adrian L. Rivera Lucena City Senior High School Textbooks
Paul Clifford & Emerita Marquez / Mhey Resplandor Fajutagana Tayabas City Childrenā€™s Books, Board Games, Magazines, Fiction Books, Textbooks
John Chua Lucena City Nursing Books, Researches, Textbooks
Name of Donors (In Kind) Address /


Vice-Governor Sam Nantes Provincial Government of Quezon TV
Ignacio & Delia Regulto/ Daryl Jean and Peter Carlo Abo Sariaya Lumber, Decorations
Joie Mendoza Gunos Lucena City Decorations

Yours truly also donated some of my books, fiction books, novels, magazines, textbooks, researches, and board games with high hopes that they can be beneficial to all the students. I am also thankful to Ms. Nica Mandigma and Ms. Margie Tan because they went to the school to cover my project for a website fund sourcing article at I was very elated to see Ms. Nica’s article and Ms. Margie’s photos of me on the website.

Two computers were also donated by Development Academy of the Philippines as solicited by Sir Paul. Sir Jerson Jolo, one of the new teachers in SHS in June 2017, also became instrumental in the book donations of his former student, Lynard Adrian L. Rivera. He was also able to solicit a set of volleyball (net plus ball). Our gratitude also to the General PTA last school year. The fund collected for the GPTA Project was used to have the wall between the classroom and the Learning Resource Center.

This is how the LRC looks like right now. Big thanks to the creativity of Ms. Racquel De Torres, our volunteer LRC staff. By the way, the flat-screen TV was fixed on my classroom because the Audio-Visual Room we had last school year is now used as a classroom.


Hallelujah! Thank you Lord.

P.S. This is the original post I wrote for this project:Ā

We are still accepting donations in any kind. Feel free to message me. Thank you very much!



Post-evaluation/Sharing of Experiences during the Community Programs

This morning, our dear GAS students shared their experiences in the preparation and implementation of their community program/immersion/outreach and all the thoughts, feelings and insights they learned throughout the whole process. It’s really wonderful to see how these kids fulfill something which only started as a concept paper but later on became a mission for other people. How these kids transformed little by little as responsible, compassionate and worthy individuals through this activity was a very beautiful process. No grade or remuneration in any form can equate this kind of experience!

It was really fulfilling as a teacher to become part of this and we really hope for the best to come to these kids! Congratulations GAS!

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Community Programs by General Academic Strand (GAS) Students

Art Workshop by Beverly Magsumbol, Rejean Hernandez and Lean May Rocha

March 4, 2017, Brgy. CastaƱas (Sitio Taywanak)


Tree Planting, Coastal Clean-up and Recycling Workshop by Vanessa Mercado, Shara Vergara and Diana Marie Briones

March 4, 2017, Brgy. Talaan Aplaya

Mar 04, 2017 11:39am


Tutorial and Painting Workshop with Zumba by Revelyn Perez, Jhonalyn Laresma and Estifanie Saludez

March 5, 2017, Brgy. CastaƱas (Sitio Bacungan)


Preparing for Success: A Program to Teach Entrepreneurship among Children by Gemry Gisell Bertumen, Rochel Mendoza and Daisy Sequijor

March 5, 2017, Brgy. CastaƱas (Sitio Curba)


Knowledge and Happiness through Dancing with God by Danessa Taguitay, Rica Mae Alvarez and Nympha Aera Balanac

March 11, 2017, Brgy. Limbon


Palarong Balibol by Mike Cabaysa and Sherlyn Jane Abadilla

March 11, 2017, Brgy. CastaƱas (Sitio Bacungan)


Strengthening Faith, Education and Health Program by Karen Salodez, Crispina Robiso and Carla Villano

March 11, 2017, Brgy. CastaƱas (Sitio Bacungan)


A Poem Writing, Reading and Storytelling Program byĀ Kaye Karla Urquiola, Maica Krizna Canlas and Alyssa Jane Dimapindan

March 12, 2017, Brgy. CastaƱas


A Way to a Better Health by Rhea Oborza, Ma. Czarina De Chavez and Caila Ibarrola

March 18, 2017, Brgy. CastaƱas

Mar 18, 2017 9:35am


Giving Care and Teaching to Become Safe by Dave Laracas, Arlyn Arnoco and Jasmin Manalo

March 18, 2017, Brgy. CastaƱas

Mar 18, 2017 4:49pm


Nakiisa ang CastaƱas National High School – Senior High School sa ginanap na pagdarasal at rally laban sa Coal-Fired Thermal Powerplant na planong itayo sa Brgy. CastaƱas, Sariaya, Quezon. Kaisa kami sa panawagan laban sa pagtatayo ng planta na nakaambang wasakin ang kabuhayan, buhay at pamumuhay ng mga residente ng CastaƱas, Talaan, San Roque at Guis-guis gayundin ng kalikasan, kagandahan ng kapaligiran at likas na yaman sa baybaying dagat ng Sariaya. Pakinggan nawa ng Poong Maykapal at ng mga awtoridad ang aming dasal-panawagan.



Jan 31, 2017 8:31am

#NotoCoal #YestoGod #NotoCoalPowerPlant

CastaƱas NHS Senior High School: Activities, Accomplishments and Aspirations

During the Career Guidance Program for Grade 10 students last Friday, I was tasked to present the Senior High School Updates of CastaƱas National High School. But I was wondering for a while onĀ what updates to present so I thought of presenting the activities, accomplishments and aspirationsĀ instead.

Senior High School Updates

First, I asked the Grade 10 students on their perceptions on Senior High School. TheyĀ were positive on the benefits they could gain through the program. Then I told them the program offerings of CastaƱas NHS – Senior High School which are:

  1. Academic Track – General Academic Strand
  2. Technical-Vocational-Livelihood Track
    1. Electrical Installation and Maintenance
    2. Fish and Food Processing

I also introduced the instructors teaching at CastaƱas SHS. So, here we are. Let’s meet the young and vibrant instructors of CastaƱas SHS, including me of course:

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Senior High School activities aim for the holistic development of the learners in personal, intellectual, social, civic, religious, physical and moral aspects. During the first five months, we had conducted varied activities shown below.

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The orientation happened during the first three weeks of the present school year. I could say that they enjoyed the activities and prepared themselves well for the academic and skills development ofĀ senior high school.

Senior High School Updates

Senior High School Updates

The incoming Grade 11 students may not encounter the “Brgy. Hall experience” anymore since we occupyĀ the new building right now. But I really wanted to show them how life was at the temporary place we had for three months.

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The most exciting and memorable experience the Grade 11 students had was the Acquaintance Party and Team-Building Activity held on August 4, 2016 at Oyayi. The photos show their happiness, right?

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I also presented some of the classroom activitiesĀ in Oral Communication such as the group activities, mock job interview and public speaking.

Senior High School Updates

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We also participated in the Buwan ng Wika Celebration of the Junior High School. Pretty good to have runner up awards!

Senior High School Updates

As part of Personal Development, First Friday Mass is conducted monthly. Thanks to our parish priest Rev. Fr. Raffy Tolentino and Sir Paul Marquez who initiated the activity. He’s our resident pianist, too! Awesome dude, right?

Senior High School Updates

We have managed to put the two vacant hours during Friday afternoon. So we had extra-curricular activities during this period. You wanna hear SHS Choir sing? Come visit our school programs sometimes especially this December for our proposed benefit concert.

Senior High School Updates



For the first semester of the first year of the implementation of Senior High School, CastaƱas NHS Senior High School has accomplished modestly in terms of instruction, facilities and community involvement. We had some adjustments in the program. Nevertheless, we did what we could to accomplishĀ some of our goals.

The first of these many goals was to occupy the new building. So, we transferred on September 2, 2016. The inauguration followed on September 9, 2016 with Congressman Vicente “Kulit” Alcala as our guest speaker.

Senior High School Updates

As soon as we transferred to the new building, the construction of the book shelves started, book donations were delivered and materials were arranged. Yet, the flat-screen TV is not yet purchased becauseĀ the building is not yet fully secured. We plan to have a soft opening on the first Monday of the second semester. That is November 7. I hope we can prepare everything before the said date. Crossed fingers! (For your donations, please see this link:Ā

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The soon-to-furnish laboratories of EIM and FFP only contain a few tools, materials, and equipment now. We hope we can have the basic resources soon.

Senior High School Updates

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We also had some equipment available such as ray tube TV, projector, refrigerator and printer. These pretty much are our helpful buddies especially the printer.

I also showed the ID cards of our SHS students. Sir Paul is also talented in layouting, eh? Good job Sir!

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We still don’t have the water system. So we need to fetch water manually. This equipment was a gift from our municipal mayor.

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CastaƱas NHS Senior High School strives to equip the students the necessary tools, materials and equipment needed in doing practical activities in Electrical Installation and Maintenance and Food and Fish Processing. Likewise, providing learning materials and equipment necessary for academic undertakings is also part of the goals.

For the EIM / FFP Laboratories, we plan to solicit from stakeholders theĀ needed tools, materials and equipment for these laboratories. Meanwhile, the homeroom projects of EIM and FFP areĀ boards for EIM and kitchen tables for FFP.

For the Learning Resource Center / Audio-Visual Room, as I have said earlier, aĀ flat screen TV will be purchased before the second semester starts.Ā Sound system is also requested from a private organization. Ā›We also hope to have a sala set / table set for the LRC.Ā Ā›Additional materials for the LRC/AVR will also be outsourced.

We are telling these to you so you can join with us in praying for all of these to happen. I hope this Gava website also fulfills itsĀ mission to help us. (Please see this link,Ā

One of the fund-raising activities we plan to have this December is a benefit concert entitled ā€œThe Reason for the Seasonā€.Ā We are really praying very hard for the approval of this event. The proceeds of the concert will be used to purchase tools, materials and equipment for EIM and FFP Laboratories. Learning materials will also be procured.

When I watch Minute to Win It, the idea of joining the show always crosses my mind. To win a million in the show can be very helpful not only to my family but also to the school where I am teaching. I am really willing to buy the basic tools, materials and equipment needed from my winnings. (Do you know how to join the show, anyone?)

Though we only have the first semester to finish this Friday, October 21, I can say that the first five months of teachingĀ at CastaƱasĀ Senior High School is one challenging yet fun roller coaster ride. We might not have the necessary resources right now but we still have the rest of the school year to do our best to provide for the students. I hope anyone reading this may also consider giving a hand. Thank you for reading this entry, too! God bless us all!

Signing offand going home at this minute,

Titser Donna



Wanted: Donors for LRC/AVR

I am working on a project. This project aims to broaden the perspectives of the learners in different fields as they can explore various learning materials in a place where they can be free to ask and be creative. You might think it’s a library. But I prefer to call it a learning resource center. Plus a flat screen TV and it’s an audio-visual room combined.

But there’s a big problem. I don’t have money for this project. The DepEd fund allotted for CastaƱas NHS – Senior High School would not be sufficient for the expenses in establishing an audio-visual room and a learning resource center. So, I am writing this to appeal to good-hearted donors out there.

You may donate any amount or anything that can help in building this project. Be it a book, a cabinet, an electric fan, a table, etc. Anything that is from your generous hearts would be appreciated.

If you would contribute some amount, the first thing we would buy is a flat-screen TV. Whether it’s 24 inches which costs almost P10,000.00 or 50 inches which can cost from P25,000.00 to P50,000.00 (SOURCE:, the viewing experience is far more satisfying than watching from my 15″ laptop screen or the pale view from the old projector of my new co-teacher (peace Sir Paul!).

So why not a projector instead of flat screen TV? The idea here is to fix the equipment on the wall. The more frequent it is carried around, the more it may suffer from damages. And according to my students, they appreciate the color better from my laptop than from a projector.

It has always been my dream to put up a community library or a place where books are read, ideas are shared, dreams are woven. Now that I am teaching in my community, I really want to pursue this mission to help the youngsters build their dreams and ambitions. In this learning resource center/audio-visual room, our students would find a place where they can explore things beyond the ordinary walls of a formal classroom. Here they can be creative, they can think ideas out of the box, they can make a lot of things.

That’s why I write this post. I am looking for donors for this project. And if you’re reading this, I hope you will be the one I am looking for.

Friends, you may contact me personally to chip in your donations. Or you may contact me through my cellphone # (09305797848). If you wish to send in donations through a bank account, this is the joint account we opened for this cause:

Donna C Regulto and Paul Clifford N Marquez


SM Lucena BDO

Thank you for taking time to read this! And THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!


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Solicitation letter copy

My Assumptions on Second Language Learning

As one of the final requirements in our subject ELT 501 Sociolinguistic and Psycholinguistic Foundations of Language Teaching taught by Prof. Alice Karaan at Philippine Normal University, I listed my assumptions on second language learning. So far, in my eight years of teaching, I have believed that these assumptions are true. These are also the bases of the activities and projects I designed for my classes. I wish to elaborate on these in more comprehensiveĀ posts.


Ms. Donna C. Regulto

ELT 501 (2:00-5:00 pm)

May 8, 2009

My Assumptions on Second Language Learning

  1. To make students participate actively, make them aware of the goals of each learning activity. I believe that if students understand why they do such activities, they will get involved very willingly.
  2. Teachers must adjust their wait time so that students could process the input well.
  3. Language learning activities must include real-life situations to create meaningful context and the language forms and skills would be more useful to students.
  4. Teachers need to design activities like games that encourage meaningful practice of the English patterns.
  5. In testing studentsā€™ language forms and skills, teachers can use performance-based test so that students could produce outputs in a communicative way.
  6. Teachers need to understand that learners, especially beginners, rely on their knowledge of their first language for the hypotheses about how English works so errors caused by the differences between L1 and L2 would be inevitable.
  7. Teachers need to respond carefully and appropriately to grammar errors that students commit when engaged in communication to avoid fossilization of these errors.
  8. In planning and preparing activities, teachers must assure that students can show and develop their different skills and interests.
  9. Teachers must encourage students and provide them opportunities that would help them develop their learning strategies so that learning will be easier, faster and more effective.
  10. Knowing their studentsā€™ style preferences will help teachers provide the needed instructions in various forms.

On Teaching Performance

People expect some inspiration from people who are above them. At least for some reasons, they are attracted to them because of their leadership, motivation and objective/constructive criticisms using the appropriate words played in this world of professionals. When these all fail, it is really hard to draw something from within that makes the another person really superior in terms of intellect, position, and personality. And then, as I remember for my former colleague, “do not depend your performance on someone who is above you, but for someone who needs your service.” That makes us still at the core of our vocation, to love, to teach, to become one with people who are most needy.