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The Power of a Diagnostic Assessment

              In-person classes started last August 22, 2022. The Department of Education’s School Safety Assessment (SSAT) Tool helped the schools to cater learners. Undeniably, for two consecutive school years we had experienced...

ICNHS represents Region VI in National Festival of Talents

Iloilo City National High School Silak Cultural Dance Troupe represented the Division of Iloilo City and the Region VI in the National Festival of Talents 2021. This contest aims to showcase the talents of the Filipino youth from all over the country. The DepEd...

ICNHS student innovators win National silver

Iloilo City National High School’s Maria Lilian Jem Montero, Joseph Andrean De La Cruz, Leonardo Rosal, Ralph Archie Agreda and Raf Jeanel Simonio won first runner-up in the recently concluded Concentrix NEXT MOVE Challenge last Nov. 15, 2021. The annual innovation...

Teachers’ Most Challenging Time

     The four-year baccalaureate course and years of experience of teachers in school are two of the most salient factors to bring about an outstanding and excellent educator. While their day-to-day functions make them skillful communicators, writers, moderators, and...

School Leaders in Time of Pandemic

  School leaders are empowered by the agency to potentially manage a school and its resources. They confidently set goals and visionary on attaining them. Inevitably, major change happened due to pandemic. It was March 14, 2020 when the first national lock down...

What is an Ideal Teacher?

The ideal teacher is the one we respect from our hearts. He or she serves as a guide to the learners without putting so much pressure on them on doing tasks. He or she motivates and boosts students' morale and refrain from criticizing them. Such a teacher shows...


They say time, money and energy cannot be enjoyed by an individual at the same time. A young person can have both energy and time but not money. A young adult can have both energy and money but not time. An elderly person can have both time and money but not energy....

The Essence of Education

To say that Education is important is an understatement. Education is a weapon to improve one’s life. It is the most important instrument to change one’s future. Education for a child begins at home, and it is a life – long process. Education certainly determines the...

My Personal Thoughts on Technology in Education

With the current policy of no face-to-face classes in the Philippine Basic Education, teachers, parents, and learners start to rely on technology as the answer on the methods of transfer of learning. Teachers in different schools are mostly millennials (Gen Y, Gen X,...

How Teachers, Parents, and Learners Can Positively Deal with the Pandemic

by Geraldin L. Taroballes, JMNHS Uncertainty, joblessness, panic, anxiety, hunger, discomfort, and depression. These are the words that one can immediately think about if we talk about the pandemic- the COVID 19. Many things have changed from the widespread of...
Knowing God’s Will

Knowing God’s Will

Mam Leila
by Mrs. Leila G. Valencia

The bible declares in Proverbs 19:21 that many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails and Isaiah 46:10 says “My purpose will stand and I will do all that I please. “Since God is sovereign, of course His plan and His purpose will prevail. He has the power to implore His will here in the world. And we, as His creations, do not have the authority to demand or require God to do our will. All we have to do is just pray and to build His works and will here on earth.

But how do we know that it is God’s will? Of course, we need to search for the truth and see to it if it is good, pleasing and perfect for these are the qualities of God’s will. Many are afraid of submitting to God’s will but if they really understood the nature of His will, they would not fear. In Romans 12”2, “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-His good, pleasing and perfect will.

God’s plan or will also includes prosperity, protection and hope. Does God’s plan include harming us or providing us? How has God provided you and protected you as you have obeyed His will? How has your commitment to God’s will given you positive hope for your future? In Jeremiah 29:11. God also says “For I know the plans I have for your plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” And the last is the unchanging quality of God’s purpose. Because of God wanted the unchanging nature of His purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, He confirmed it with an oath.

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Be a Salt to the Earth

Be a Salt to the Earth


Mrs. Leila G. Valencia

“You are the salt of the earth” God declared it in Matthews 5:15.

             Yes, I believe that we have encountered this line already as we read the bible everyday. But the question is, are we taking this seriously and meditating this line in its deepest meaning?

             If we look for the meaning of salt in the dictionary, it means to preserve and flavor the food and enrich its taste. But if we look at the bible, salt expresses the thought that Christians are to be a preserving and savoring element for the Lord on earth, enriching the lives of others is our role and God’s ultimate purpose why He gave us potentials and skills.

             This is to help those who are weak needy sick and lost not only on the physical aspect but in all areas of their lives.

             It may be spiritually, emotionally and in intellectually. We must tickle their interest in searching and seeking God and to be hunger and thirsty of His word. We must also be a channel of blessings in fulfilling their dreams.

We must guide and direct them into the right path. And enjoy God’s gift of salvation (by God’s grace and unmerited favor for those who will receive and believe in it), and consider Christ as their personal savior and walk with intimacy with Him.

             In short, Christians are designed to be a SALT.

S – sensitive to the needs of others

A – alert in rescuing the lost

L – light of those who are in the dark

T – tactful in giving spiritual advices.

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