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MSC Origins Part VII: Ghosts at M. Paulino

Almost everyone have ghost stories to tell, especially those about old buildings and houses.  There is something about old houses that makes them perfect for terrifying stories, imaginary or otherwise.  Maybe it is because an old building would have been the site of many events and happenings in the past.  An old building would have stood as a “silent witness” to many stories about the people who lived there or visited the place.

The Alvero building perfectly fits the old house described above.  When MSC occupied the compound, students and the staff also had “eerie experiences”.

Ghosts at M. Paulino

Ghosts at M. Paulino

Robert Dungca (while sitting alone, nakatambay sa garahe) – asked by a stranger to go with him.  It was already dark, past 6 in the evening.  Nobody saw the man walk inside the compound, or go out.  Robert was found sitting on a chair by himself, eyes wide open but he seemed in a trance.  Staff and fellow students had to shout to him and shake him to “wake” him up.  Good thing he did not “go” with the stranger.

Guard at Ultimart (across the street from the Alvero building) – said he often see someone peek from one of the windows during the night, when everyone has left the building…

The whole class of OMC students narrated that they (including their teacher) saw an unidentified man walk outside their room in the second floor.  Nobody else saw the man, even people in the office on the first floor.

Joseph Mayor, a student assistant shares this story about his experience at the M. Paulino building:

“Nang natulog sina Ma’am Rose with 3 of her friends sa 2nd flr., air-conditioned room, me and si Do yata po ang kasama ko nun, we heard someone running upstairs, so we went up and asked Rose kung sila ang tumatakbo sa itaas, but nakita po namin na nakaupo lang silla sa isang tabi, at she asked me kung kami ang kumakatok sa door nila, pero kakaakyat pa lang po namin nun.  So I told her na isara na lang ang door nila and wag na lang nila pansinin kung ano man ang marinig nila…”

Lena Jill Austria, Zorayda Abril, and Arlene Capistrano are some of the students who also had encounters with the “spirits” in the compound during those days.  We await your stories, please share your experience with us.  You can send them in a private message to Ma’am Gemma or email it to msc@msc.edu.ph.

Featured batch: MSC Computer Training Center class 1994 – second batch of tech-voc students

The second batch of students who enrolled at MSC Computer Training Center was initially composed of 85 students, 46 Computer Technology course and 39 Office Management course students.

They spent their MSC days at the Alvero building along M. Paulino St. (in front of Ultimart).  This batch was one of the liveliest batches of MSC.  Various organizations were formed despite the small number of students compared to big schools, and these orgs actively participated in school activities and even sponsored some events.

The Computer Operators and Programmers Society, headed by Edgar Cauyan, the Speech and Drama Club, headed by Eva Cauyan, and the student council with President Keno Moreno were among the active groups aside from the different classes.

Students from this batch experienced the celebration of “MSC – 4 on 4”, the 4th anniversary of MSC and the founding of MSC Data Exchange Co., MSC’s one stop shop for computer-related services.  They were also the ones who had the student council election computerized, a first for MSC and for San Pablo City schools.

Many students from this batch had extensive training in their chosen fields:

OMC students Jedi Seville and Lina Anenias were Student Assistants at the Registrar’s office to hone their secretarial skills.

Ronaldo Romanes, Julie Maranan, and Ariel De Jesus further practiced their computer proficiency as Computer Laboratory Assistants.

Bien Batolome, Joselita Paña, Leony Reyes, Bong Estropia, Glenn Ello, Edgar and Eva Cauyan were Students at the MSC Data Exchange Co.

During their graduation, various awards were given:

Julie Maranan – Best in Computer Operations

  • Eva Cauyan – Academic Excellence Award
  • Marino Moreno – Leadership Award
  • Aia Jada Occeño – Outstanding student
  • Ronaldo Romanes – Service Award
  • Edgar Cauyan – Loyalty Award, Best in Computer Programming

Here is a complete list of the class:
Office Management Course:

  • Lenievetch Abril
  • Lorelee Andal
  • May Aninias
  • Viena Azas
  • Josie Belen
  • Maryrose Buera
  • Cristine Castillo
  • Leticia Changco
  • Evelyn De Castro
  • Annaliza Diangkinay
  • Mariden Eseo
  • Rosalina Jader
  • Jocelyn Maranan
  • Julie Maranan
  • Hasmin Mercado
  • Aileen Metica
  • Shirly Punzalan
  • Corazon Sarmiento
  • Jedidiah Seville
  • Aileen Tanodra
  • Jinglle Tanqueco
  • Ma. Lourdes Claire Ticzon
  • Mary Rose Uri

Computer Technology Course:

  • Eva Alfonso
  • Fevmon Almare
  • Bienvenido Bartolome
  • Arnel Bondad
  • Raquel Castillo
  • Eva Cauyan
  • Remo Custodio
  • Ariel De Jesus
  • Robert Dungca
  • Glenn Ello
  • Allan Espina
  • Junepher Estropia
  • Manilyn Fesalvo
  • Marino Moreno
  • Elmer Naguit
  • Aia Jada Occeño
  • Joselita Paña
  • Leony Reyes
  • Delson Rivera
  • Majorie Roces
  • Ronaldo Romanes
  • Ma. Cherry Santos
  • Aila Surara
  • Edgar Cauyan