BICOL UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL
REACTION PAPER ON THE SEMINAR
The MAGC class recently sponsored a seminar for the fourth year education student of the Bicol University College of Education last Oct. 20, 2012 held at the BUCE Training Hall. The topic mainly focused on the “Counselling Theories, Techniques, Skills and Relationship Counselling” which was discussed by a very competent resource speaker, Dr. Marylendra A. Penetrante, an awarded psychologist of the Philippines and recognized by the other countries in the world. The seminar was held in the afternoon at 1:00 pm. The MAGC students made sure that the venue and all the other things needed to be prepared was ready before the seminar starts that day. The committee for the registration were all early at the venue to accommodate the students who will attend the said seminar. The process was very systematic that even before the guest speaker arrived, all the participants were in at the hall. There were 250 expected participants to attend the seminar and 245 were present. It was a very good number and an almost 100% of attendees. The program went well that day. It was hosted by the two best MAGC students, Sheena and Kriz who both did very well for the job. Prof. Hennie P. Lomibao introduced the speaker who happened to be her very good friend too. The speaker’s achievements when mentioned was truly impressive but despite these, Dr. Marylendra A. Penetrante or simply Ma’m Neth as she wants herself to be called by others remains humble and put those things away from her head as to keep herself grounded. She said that “labels” is the start of one person’s unhappiness if he/ she would put them to their head. She focused on her skills and the service that she can give to others than with what she has achieved at an early age of her life. She also said that she always cherished friendships and her relationship with other people more than anything else because she said that in the...
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