Casans Carry Out Earthquake Drill For Disaster Preparedness

High School students of Casa del Nino Science High School gather in the quadrangle, the designated Evacuation Area of the schoool in case of a natural disaster during the Earthquake Drill.

Nobody is ever prepared for calamities but it is very important to be ready for when they strike.  This is why Casans are ordered each year to participate in a drill to get them primed for natural disasters such as an earthquake.  Today, the 20th of June 2019, the Casans were practiced on what to do in case a tremor strikes and they quickly gathered in the school quadrangle of the Casa del Nino Science High School campus in Pacita 2, San Pedro, Laguna, as the evacuation area of safety in case of a disaster.

Mr. Ramon C. Belizario of the Casa Emergency Medical Service has always spearheaded this yearly activity in line with the school’s mandate for Disaster Preparedness.  CEMS is a special course in school where students who are planning to study in the medical field are trained on emergency service and first response.

Despite the heat, the students gamely sat it out under the blazing sun and listened to Mr. Belizario make some observations and statements about the practical event.  High School teachers led by OIC/Principal Mr. Herbert San Pedro helped in the supervision of the Earthquake Drill.

Team Varsity Wins 2019 CDN Alumni Basketball League

Members of Team Varsity strike a pose with SDO Head Mr. Dennis Cabanban after receiving the Championship trophy of the just concluded CDN Alumni Basketball League at the CDN Gymnasium of Phase 6 Campus, San Pedro, Laguna last June 15, 2019.

A team composed of recent basketball varsity players prevailed over the defending champions, Batch 1998 in a nail biting final game held at the CDN Gymnasium, Elementary Campus, Phase 6, San Pedro, Laguna tonight, 15 June 2019. The young players rendered a fast paced 4th quarter and managed to squeeze past the veteran alumni players in the last few minutes of the extension to go 4 points ahead at 80-76.

Batch 1998, defending Champions of the sports league settled for 1st runner up after the final game of the CDN Alumni Basketball League won by Team Varsity with a score of 80-76.

Throughout the final game, the defending champions were ahead with the young guns going past them from time to time but the veterans proved too tough as they led most of the 4 quarters. After they tied at 71 all, the vigor of Team Varsity prevailed over the experience of Batch 1998 during the extension as they sunk in successive points in the last minute to overcome their opponents.

Mythical 5 pose with Season MVP. From L to R, Ralph Soliman (Batch 2002), Julius Inid (Batch 2015), Adrian dela Cruz, Season MVP (Batch 2012), AJ Lopez (Team Varsity) and Errol Papas (Batch 1998) pose during the half time of the CDN Alumni Basketball League finals last June 15, 2019.

Adrian dela Cruz holds his Season MVP trophy during the half time of the CDN Alumni Basketball Final Game held last June 15, 2019.

Joben Tamonte of Team Varsity holds aloft a trophy after being proclaimed the Finals MVP of the CDN Alumni Basketball League.

Declared Mythical 5 were Julius Inid (Batch 2015), Ralph Soliman (Batch 2002), Errol Papas (Batch 1998), Jan Jason Malumay (Batch 2004) and Angelo Lopez (Varsity Team). Adrian Dela Cruz of Batch 2012 was the Season MVP while Joben Tamonte was acknowledged as Finals MVP.
Mr. Dennis Cabanban, the Head of the CDN Sports Development Office which organized the whole affair, proclaimed the season league a success. Meanwhile, the alumni players affirmed the affectivity of the event in bringing Casans closer together in a sport that they love. Without the league, there would be no other way for them to get together in a wholesome manner.
The next season will be planned soon as the clamour for another league is strongly felt by the CDN administration. The CDN officers support the sports endeavour which is in keeping with the mission of the school to foster active alumni participation in the activities of the institution.


With the beginning of the school year drawing near, the CDNSSI Administration gathered the members of the faculty of its Laguna Branches last Monday, 27 May 2019 with the INSET dubbed “Breakfast with the President” at the CDN Auditorium of its Phase 6 Campus, San Pedro, Laguna.

The School President, Dr. Rosario G. Acierto together with EVP Dr. Mark G. Acierto and VP for Finance Ms. Milagros G. Asiddao had a close and informal get together with the teachers who were pepped for the forthcoming first day of school and were reminded of Casa del Nino’s reason for being.

As it was billed “Breakfast with the President”, the event started off with the teachers lining up for the morning buffet prepared by the Human Resource Department head, Ms. Michelle Asiddao.  That set the tone for the short gathering that was buoyant, enlightening and fruitful

Dr. Acierto reminisced about the early stages of the school when she, like the members of the faculty, was just a regular classroom teacher who wanted to better herself while helping others by establishing this institution.  She said, “I never thought the small school I founded would grow big and remain strong for as long as it has despite all the obstacles”.  Inspiring her audience of teachers, she motivated them to also strive for their own betterment;  that if she achieved her present status, they could too, with hard work, courage and dedication.

It was a productive gathering that achieved its purpose to inspire, invigorate and encourage the teachers for their enormous task in the upcoming school year 2019-2020.