March 15, 2022
by Marriane Solante
In the 3rd month of 2022, the Asian International School of Aeronautics and Technology held Pow Wow Week – starting on March 7 to March 11. It is when students can take one (1) week of rest from their academic activities and responsibilities. Two (2) webinars were held during Pow Wow week, “Future Proof Your Career” for students who want to learn how to be successful later in their careers and “Election Fever” since the Philippines’ Presidential Election 2022 is getting closer. There is also a short, open forum for students and teachers to talk about life in general without having to worry about school-related activities.
The other activity was entitled ‘Panaghiusa: AISAT Club Day 2022’ which was held on March 25, 2022. It aims to “create the strongest union of interests or purposes or sympathies among members of a group,” according to AISAT. There were parlor party games, such as Bring Me and word puzzle, and raffles. 9 clubs were introduced to the students and are open for new members.
These are the official clubs of AISAT:
Altitude, the school’s official journal writing club that writes about current and social events. They have written over 100 articles during the pandemic and all of it can be read at aisat.edu.ph/altitude/, news about the pandemic to articles that talk about the importance of mental health. Altitude is managed by Mr. Arbe Jay Polancos and new members can apply at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eureka, an art and technology based club that focuses on the expression of creative art using different mediums (traditional/digital art, photography and cinematography) and is handled by Mrs. Leslei Kaye Lodia-Bernaldez. Members can contact the club president for application.
Horizon is the club for AISAT’s official yearbook publication that highlights, reflect and commemorates the events that happened within the school year and that also includes graduate’s profiles, incharged by Ms. Kyra Benzonan, the Horizon adviser/Quality Manager and Mr. Albert Bije, the Horizon Moderator.
NSRC or National Service Reserve Corps specializes in assisting during emergency rescues, maintaining peace and order, planning and educating on disaster risk management and more. This club is led by Mr. Jose Lorenzo Iñosa.
Flight Simulation Club is managed by Mr. Jetric Aranas and it is about developing and learning skills on flight simulation and is helpful for students who are interested in aeronautics. It has lots of different types of models of airplanes to practice on too.
Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) is a holistic development leadership and civic engagement focusing on youth empowerment, education, poverty alleviation and environment. It is supervised by Mr. Rhoen Roy Estribor.
RevUp is AISAT’s youth ministry and led by the school’s volunteer pastor, Pastor Marck David Felipe along with the faculty, staff and students. They aim to address spiritual issues amongst the students and raise Christ-centered disciples. The club adviser for RevUp is Mrs. Aimee Rosal-Felipe.
AISAT College Red Cross Youth Council (CRCY) is about the health and safety of students as student volunteers for Red Cross services and promote unity among students even with the socio-cultural diversity. It is guided by Mrs. Riz Bianca Nicole Castillo-Bascon, a registered nurse and former 911 emergency responder and assisted by their club president, Nelson Jules Cabales – a current first responder in Davao Occidental.
Research Club is about educating students on how to properly create research papers that would one day inspire students to join research contests. It is headed by Mrs. Gerlieta Ruiz, PhD., the school’s research head and community extension director. However, the school is currently looking for a replacement. In the meantime, Jon Lorence Panelo will be the one to orient its new members.
Students with different interests may find themselves in one of these clubs to enjoy and learn at the same time.