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On Saturday, August 1, the College of Midwifery and Allied Health Sciences held their acquaintance party and induction of officers. Some 100 students, parents and faculty members were present at the SCC Nature Farm. SCC President Dr Edwin T. Balaki inducted the officers and shared his thoughts as their inspirational speakers. (Photo by SCC-MPCD)


July 13, 2015, 10:00 a.m.

MIDSAYAP, COTABATO— In a very rare occasion for Southern Christian College, Cotabato Governor Emmylou “Lala” Taliño- Mendoza addressed SCC’s top young leaders as their Keynote Speaker for the SCC Young Leaders Congress on July 10 2015 at the SCC Nature Farm.

“Enjoy your youth but focus on what you want”

In a very personal and warm manner, the lady governor inspired the delegates of SCC’s biggest gathering of student leaders. Gov. Lala, who was once a young leader having been a provincial Sangguniang Kabataan president, emphasized to the 72 young leaders the value of focusing on their dreams and being responsible in achieving them. “Enjoy your youth but focus on what you want”, she said.

It served as a reminder for the young generation of young people that though there are good things they need to enjoy for being young, their responsibility towards their studies and their commitment as leaders must their priority.

There are programs for young people that continue to be implemented by the Provincial Government like the Summer Peace Camp, leadership congress and training whose goals are to promote leadership and development of skills for the youth of Cotabato. Currently, the Provincial Government extends scholarship support to some 150 SCC students.

“be responsible users of social media”

SCC President Dr. Edwin T. Balaki appreciated the governor’s presence and message for the SCC’s young leaders. He said opportunities such as these come very rare for SCC when no less than the most influential leader of the province takes her time and effort to speak to the students about the things that matter to them.

The Governor also challenged the young people to be responsible users of social media. While she appreciated how modern communication tools make our lives efficient, abusing it can also destroy the essence of relating to each other genuinely as persons.

She also took the time to answer questions coming from the student leaders. She was able to share how she manages her time as a public servant and as mother to her children.

Excellent track record

Mendoza is married to Rep. Raymond Democrito C. Mendoza of the TUCP Party List and mother to Ma. Alana Samantha and Emilio Ramon. She studied at the Notre Dame of Kidapawan for Girls from 1978 up to 1989 for her elementary and secondary education an earned her undergraduate degree of Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the Ateneo de Davao University and took up Bachelor of Laws thereafter.

In 1998, she became a Senior Member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan First District) of the Province of Cotabato. She authored the Gender Code of Cotabato Province.
She became a member of the House of Representatives representing the 1st Legislative District of the Province of Cotabato in 2001.

Mendoza became the district representative of the Province of Cotabato to the House of Representatives. She was re-elected to the same position in the May 2004 and May 2007 elections.
In the 14th Congress, she was a member of the Commission on Appointments, Vice Chairperson of the Committee on Legislative Franchises and also a member of the following House Committees: Dangerous Drugs, Inter-Parliamentary Relations & Diplomacy, Labor & Employment, National Defense & Security, Mindanao Affairs, Ways & Means, Women & Gender Equality.

She is an alumna to the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on “American Foreign Policy: Trends of the New Administration” on September 14 – October 2, 2009 by the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

SCC’s young leaders

The Southern Christian College Young Leaders Congress (SCCYLC) is the flagship leadership program of Southern Christian College implemented by the Student Affairs and Services Unit. DSAS Director Nelly Genosas said the congress serves a venue for SCC’s young leaders to be developed and hone their potentials as school leaders and for the community as a whole. (All photos by SCC-MPCD)


Southern Christian College hosts the General Assembly of the Cotabato Private Schools Association (COPRISA). The event is being held at the Multipurpose Hall of the SCC Nature Farm. Look! (Photo by SCC- MPCD)


Top 80 student leaders to converge for a three-day leadership lectures and workshop. Cotabato Governor Emmylou “Lala” Taliño Mendoza is expected to serve as this year’s keynote speaker. The congress will be held at the SCC Nature Farm starting at 4:00 p.m. today until Sunday, July 12.


July 6, 2015, 2:00 p.m.

MIDSAYAP, COTABATO— For the first time after its completion, the highest governing official of the Province of Cotabato set foot in one of SCC’s flagship projects.

On Saturday, July 4, 2015, the Governor of the Province of Cotabato Hon. Emmylou “Lala” J. Taliño- Mendoza visited the SCC Nature Farm as she graced the celebration which SCC hosted for the birthday of Board of Trustees Chairman Hon. Moises O. Arendain.

Amidst her full schedule that day, the lady Governor took the time to join the celebration for Chairman Arendain and also grabbed the chance to see the works of SCC at the Nature Farm. The governor was welcomed by the College President and the rest of the members of the Board of Trustees. Chairman Arendain, who is also the Vice mayor of the municipality of Carmen is a longtime friend with the Taliños of the said town.

During her visit, the governor saw the development works done at the SCC Nature Farm. She also crossed the iconic SCC Friendship Bridge and went to some cottages to talk to some of the resort’s guests. She also had fun taking some pictures with some guests. The governor, who is also known for her dedication in promoting the province’s tourist attractions, appreciated SCC for its ministry at the Nature Farm.

SCC President Dr. Edwin T. Balaki extends his appreciation to the Governor for sharing some of her time. The Provincial Government is an active partner of SCC through its scholarship programs availed by SCC college students and the recent program on vegetable gardening where SCC is the chosen partner for the project implemented for the constituencies in the first district of Cotabato. (All photos by SCC- MPCD)


The Board of Trustees, SCC’s highest governing body held their regular meeting on July 4- 5, 2015. The board held their series of meetings and caucuses both at the SCC Global House and the Nature Farm. Currently, SCC’s BOT is composed of 15 members representing five jurisdictional areas of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines, Chairman Moises Arendain, Vice Chair Dominador Mecado Sr., conference, church worker, Alumni and Friends Association, Church Women’s Association and Student representatives. (Photo by SCC-MPCD)


Here’s our Gazebo of Love at our SCC Wedding Park. Look!


On Friday, June 19 2015, some 150 students together with their faculty members and alumni of the College of Social Work savor the night with the perfect ambiance at the SCC Nature Farm. The place, so refreshing and serene is best for reflection of outdoor events such as these. Look! (All photos by SCC- College of Social Work)

Southern Christian College shared Paaralang Pangkapayapaan (school for peace)'s photo


The Siklab Visayas-Mindanao Indigenous Youth Conference ended today at the SCC Nature Farm with some 40 participants representing the different Indigenous tribes from Visayas & Mindanao. Shared from Paaralang Pangkapayapaan (school for peace) Facebook page.


90% made from the materials of the old elementary building, we built this multipurpose hall for special events at the SCC Nature Farm. This is another addition to our development works in this 16-hectare land. BOT Chairman Hon. Moises Arendain and SCC President Dr. Edwin T. Balaki led the ribbon cutting ceremony. (All photos by SCC-MPCD)