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Gr.6 stud bags bronze in Palarong Pambansa 2017

posted Sep 28, 2017, 7:34 AM by ethel samson


          “Try and try until you succeed.” This is what Annika Diwa believed and eventually shown in lawn tennis singles event as she won silver in Palarong Pambansa 2017 held at San Jose, Antique on April 23-29, 2017.


            Annika won against Western Visayas in the first round with the score 8-1; 2nd round against Central Visayas 8-4; 3rd round against Northern Mindanao 8-0; until she vowed to National Capital Region (NCR) with the score 5-8.


            “This is what I am hoping and praying for is to win an award in Palarong Pambansa. Last year, I’ve got the chance to represent our region but unfortunately I did not win any awards but here I am now, I won bronze! I am so happy! All my hard works paid off! God is good all the time! Annika exclaimed.


            This is the 2nd time for her to compete in Palarong Pambansa. She started playing lawn tennis at the age of 8 with his father, Mr. Melchor Diwa who served as her mentor/ trainor.





BES stud bags silver in International Math Contest

posted Jul 28, 2016, 4:07 AM by Ethel Senera   [ updated Jul 28, 2016, 4:07 AM ]

The Philippine Team, composed of 350 elementary and secondary students from Grades 1 to 10 bagged 34 gold, 74 silver and 132 bronze medals in the recently concluded International Mathematics Wizard Challenge held last July 20-24 in Bangkok Thailand. A total of 868 students from Hongkong, Macau, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Thailand and China participated in the competition.


One of the delegates of the Philippine Team is Io Aristotle Nikolai Prudencio Calica, a grade two pupil of Balanga Elementary School who was awarded a Silver Prize. Winning a Silver medal means competing against thousands of Grade 1 and 2 pupils, from almost 3,000 school members and 61 training centers nationwide, who participated in the series of rigid trainings and screenings of the Mathematics Trainers Guild of the Philippines (MTG Philippines).


Filipino delegates including Io underwent a series of rigid trainings and screenings under the tutelage of the MTG Philippines. As a member of the Youngster Group which is composed of Grades 1 and 2 pupils, he was a topscorer in the Mathematical Challenge for Filipino Kids Training Program (MCFKTP), the first phase of the training program, wherein thousands of students from almost 3,000 schools all over the country attended a series of math training sessions. Io then proceeded to the second phase of the program - the Young Mathematicians In-house Intensive Training Program (YMIITP) which is a four-day intensive training program wherein the MCFKTP top scorers are invited to attend and are given lectures and a battery of quizzes and examinations to select the qualifiers who will represent the country in various international competitions. Io was one of the sixty-eight (68) Grade 1 and 2 qualifiers from the Youngster Group who were selected out of a total of 150 trainees from NCR and Northern Luzon and more 100 trainees from Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. 


Grade 4 stud tops National Children’s Science Congress

posted Feb 18, 2016, 1:52 PM by Ethel Senera

                                                                        By: Kobe Andre Salazar


            With the congress theme “ Nurturing Creative Minds”, Tristan Benedict Madarang, a grade 4 – SPED

 pupil recently won and emerged as champion in the National Children’s Science Congress held in La Vista

 Pansol Resort, Calamba, Laguna on February 1 -3, 2016.

            Madarang first competed in the Regional Science Fair at Angeles Elementary School, PulungBulo, 

Angeles City on December 8-9, 2015 under Sci- Quiz category with Mrs. Leonida Cruz as his coach. He also 

ranked first in this competition and inspired him more to being the national champion in the Science Congress.

            It is with great pride and honor for both our school and the Division of Balanga City that we had a 

national winner in one of the prestigious Science competition.

            Our school and the City Government gave them a warm welcome and recognition with incentive in the flag ceremony.




A Glimpse of Our Science Hero

posted Feb 18, 2016, 1:48 PM by Ethel Senera

by: Candice Claire A. Cuevas

Some may think he is a boy wonder, some may say he is a genius and for some, he is a science wizard, but we all know one thing for sure… He is a CHAMPION. Are you ready to meet him?

Tristan Benedict T. Madarang, the 10-year old science wizard of Balanga Elementary School is hailed champion in the recent National Children’s Science Congress held in La Vista Pansol Resort, Calamba, Laguna. He is really a science genius, no doubt about that, because prior to this prestigious contest, he bagged the first place award in the Division and Regional Level Science Quiz Bee 4 respectively, which made him the representative of Region III in the national level. Being the champion for the National Level National Children’s Science Congress is simply the cherry on top of all his success!

I have got the chance and the pleasure of interviewing our champion, Tristan. So let’s get to know him more…

Q: Are Science and Mathematics your favorite subjects?
Tristan: Yes, Science and Mathematics are my favorite subjects.

Q: So every time you will join a contest, how does a “ Tristan Madarang ” prepare for the competition?
Tristan: I review a lot and I work and study really hard.

Q: During your preparation for the contest, do you still get the chance to play video games, or sports?
Tristan: Yes, but only sometimes.

Q: Speaking of which, aside from studying, what are your hobbies?
Tristan: My hobbies are playing basketball and reading.

Q: Who and/or what inspires and motivates you to do your best?
Tristan: Who inspires me to do my best are my teachers, my parents and my relatives.

Q: What is/are your ambition/s in life?
Tristan: I want to be an Engineer or a Doctor someday.

Q: To all children and pupils like you, what is your advice to them?
Tristan: My advice to them is that if you want to achieve something, you must work and pray hard.

There you have it! A few glimpse of Tristan’s “secret” to success. There is no wonder why some thinks he is a boy wonder. Achieving many awards at a very young age is truly amazing! He is such a good role model for all of us. 

May Tristan’s achievements inspire us to strive for more and study hard, and maybe someday have our own achievements as well!
Congratulations, Tristan Benedict Z. Madarang!!! You make our beloved school proud!!!


posted Feb 18, 2016, 1:36 PM by Ethel Senera

by Nishin Hanika M. Danque


            Different talents of each child are a unique gift from GOD. These talents should be honed and developed through workshops, seminars, contests and others.


            Pupils of Balanga Elementary School are so blessed because they’ve given the opportunity to showcase their God-given talents by joining the BES Drum and Lyre Corps.


       As quoted by Dumas“All for One, One for All”, this is theme used by BES-DLC for this school year 2015-2016. Handling 60 DLC members was not an easy task for the coordinators because too many problems were encountered such as choosing the bandleader, motivating the DLC members to practice patiently and preparing the costumes and uniforms. But because of unity and camaraderie among each other, they’ve resolved every problem and difficulties that came their way.


            The hardwork and dedication of BES-DLC paid off because they’ve won the Drum and Lyre Fancy Drill Competition in the Division City Meet as champion; 2nd Placer in DLC competition in celebration of Viva Sto. Niño Fiesta at Tortugas, Balanga City and 3rd Placer in another DLC Competition at Brgy. Dangcol, Balanga City, Bataan. Indeed, BES-DLC is fantastic because they did an awesome performance for every competition they are participating with.


            Now, BES-DLC is still practicing and preparing for the Upcoming Provincial Drum and Lyre Competition to be held on April 9, 2016 in line with the celebration of Araw ng Kagitingan. This is the first time for the BES-DLC to represent the City Division of Balanga in the prestigious provincial contest.


            Let’s hope and pray that their streak continues in the provincial competition.




BES emerges as champions in MTAP Math Challenge

posted Feb 17, 2016, 12:29 PM by Ethel Senera   [ updated Feb 17, 2016, 12:30 PM ]

by Ralph Bryan Santiago


            Balanga Elementary School (BES) emerged as champion in the recently concluded Division MTAP Math Challenge Finals on February 4, 2016 at Tenejero Elementary School.



            Grades 1 to Grades 6 garnered awards in the team challenge. The following winners are: Grade 1- Io Nikolai Aristotle Calica & Jianne Cardines, 2nd place (Coach: Mrs. Leonora Pantig); Grade 2- Alexa De Pano & Reann Axel Basilio, 3rd place (Coach: Mrs. Charlie Lomibao); Grade3- James Matthew Macaspac & Justin Clark Reyes, 2nd place (Mrs. Raquel Mena); Grade 4- Tristan Benedict Madarang & Fernald Banzon, 1st place (Coach: Mrs. Cristy Soria); Grade 5- Kobe Andre Salazar & Joseph Micolo Razon, 4th place (Coach: Mrs. Myrna Ramos); and Grade 6- Erbyn Jonas Matibag & Trecia Mae Bautista, 1st place (Coach: Mrs. Dahlia Jose).



            Both Matibag and Bautista will represent the City Division of Balanga in the upcoming Regional MTAP Math Challenge on Feb. 19, 2016.


BES won the City of Balanga’s Tobacco Free Generation (TFG) Infomercial/ Video Making Contest

posted Jan 31, 2016, 7:35 PM by Ethel Senera   [ updated Jan 31, 2016, 7:53 PM ]

by: EtGuinSen

During the 15th year anniversary celebration of the cityhood of Balanga, the city launched its campaign against the use of tobacco.


A group called the “Tobacco Free Generation (TFG) Movement” targets the younger generation that was born from the year 2000 and onwards, to make a commitment and pledge not to smoke a cigarette; to stop the increasing number of diseases and deaths caused by cigarette smoking.


Tobacco Free Generation (TFG) is a social movement that seeks to re-balance the landscape of teenage smoking. Helmed by doctors, medical students, teachers and volunteers, they seek to connect with youths in schools to educate and encourage them to be part of the tobacco-free generation and not to fall prey to being ‘replacement smokers’ of the tobacco industry.


TFG encourages teens to be the generation that makes the difference, the generation that says NO to cigarettes and to look after themselves and their peers.


To promote TFG awareness, the City government of Balanga thru the City Health Unit invited different schools both public and private elementary to join various contests such as the Infomercial/Video making contest.


The said contest was a two (2) minute video presentation encouraging the youths not to become replacement smokers.


Various schools submitted their entry though given a set of criteria in judging the infomercial, only Balanga Elementary School qualified; thus bagged the award of “Champion for TFG infomercial/video making contest”.


Credits to the said award-winning informercial were given to Jenalyn Venegas, Ryza Palad, Roedghie Sablada, Lei Andrew Guevarra and Gerwin Reyes and ICT teachers who worked on the video, proving that Balanga Elementary School is a school of excellence. Kudos to everyone who made it happen!



posted Jan 31, 2016, 4:45 PM by Ethel Senera   [ updated Jan 31, 2016, 7:55 PM ]

By: Hanika Nishin Danque
“Running for something is more fun than running from something”.

 This is the theme of the Balanga Elementary School (BES) Fun Run activity scheduled on October 10, 2015. It is a 3-kilometer run that will start at Plaza Mayor de Balanga at exactly 5:00am. All teachers including non-teaching staff and students with  their parents or guardians are encouraged to join this activity.

This will help raise funds for the benefit of the sports athlete and it will also help our body to be healthy and fit. Do you know that running or jogging is a good exercise especially for children like us because it will help build strong bones and strengthen our muscles?

Aside from the physical jogging, here are some of the helpful things we can get from this exercise. 

1. In running or jogging you can meet new friends.

2. You can do it anywhere, you don't need to look for a place in this activity.

3. It can save you money because you don’t have to  buy  balls,  rackets, bikes  and  other  sports equipment.

4. It will boost your memory because  exercising  will keep your mind sharp.

5. It will make you appreciate  the nature more, like the scent  of  fresh  air,  the beauty   of   greenfields, plants, flowers, trees  and butterflies around you.

6. You  can  have  a  good night  sleep  because  it helps relax your body at night.

7. It will keep stress away because running or jogging  will  calm  your mind. These  are  some  of  thegood  benefits  of  running, so fellow students  let’s run, let’s exercise, let’s support our school and be counted.  


Camacho, David to Join NSPC 2014

posted Dec 10, 2013, 3:51 AM by Ethel Senera

by: Mrs. Cresencia C. Ighut


           Two of the three participants of the Division of Balanga City for the National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) 2014 come from Balanga Elementary School (BES) after winning the recently concluded Regional Schools Press Conference (RSPC) 2013 last October 28 and 29 at the Fontana, Clarkfield,  Angeles City.

          Chiles T. Camacho bagged 2nd place in the Newswriting while Justine Raine V. David garnered 3rd place in the Copy Reading and Headline Writing, both Filipino Category.

          Other winners from BES include Angelica Fe P. Cabanag, 5th place in the Newswriting English, Paul Daniel D. Palad, 5th place in the Editorial Writing English, while Erbyn Jonas S. Matibag, Micaela Yna P. Hernandez, Lorenz M. Balbaloza, Marc Ivan G. Austria, Ronald Joseph S. Roque, Luis Carlo R. Sevilla and Gregeil G. Gines got 6th place for Collaborative Desktop Publishing English.

          Moreover, Mrs. Leticia E. Eugenio won 9th place as the Most Outstanding Campus Paper Adviser Award.

          Meanwhile, the School Paper Advisers (SPAs) who trained the junior campus journalists are Mrs. Cresencia C. Ighut for Newswriting, Mrs. Annaliza S. Dispo for Copy Reading and Headline Writing, Miss Catherine D. Ambrocio for Editorial Writing and Mrs. Brenda B. Gaddi for Collaborative Desktop Publishing.

BES takes a lead in 2013 Division Research Congress

posted Dec 10, 2013, 3:38 AM by Ethel Senera

by:  Brenda B. Gaddi

            Balanga Elementary School (BES) garnered awards in the 2013 Division Research Congress on November 18 initiated at Cupang Elementary School by Research Coordinator, Mr. Armand Capili.

             Mr. Randy N. Tallorin won First Place in the teacher category while Mrs. Jennifer G. de Guzman won Second Place in the principal category.


         The three categories are the Education Program Supervisor (EPS), Principal/Head Teacher and the teacher category.

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