NEWS REPORT :: April- June 2018

April 5, 6 and 7 – Conference on Evangelism and ABS 64th Commencement Program

Amidst  the  many  trials  and  hardships we encountered, we  greatly  praise  the  Lord  for  allowing  us  to  finish  this school  year.

Evening  of  April  5,  the  candidates  and  their  parents  were  honored  with  a  banquet  at  the  St.  Patrick  Garden  Hotel.    Bro. Daniel  Aguidan,  an  elder  of  Logac  Church,  principal  of  Logac  National  High  School,    and  a  member  of  the  PMCCNLI  Board  of  Trustees,  as the Guest Speaker,  gave  a  very  inspiring  message  in  expounding  the  banquet  theme  “Shine Like Stars”.   Earlier,  two  of  the  candidates  gave  their  talks:   Elmer R. Acosta  “Becoming Pure and Blameless” and Kelly T. Maramag  “Holding out the Word of Life.”

Another  highlight  of  the  night  was  the   candidates’  surprise  expression  of  gratitude  to  their  parents / sponsors. Everyone’s  enjoyment was  compounded  by  the  witty  job  of  Rommel  Damian  as  the  master  of  ceremony. 

In the evening   of  April  6   was the   ABS  64th Commencement Program  in  honor  of     eight students who  successfully  graduated  in their chosen courses: Mark Anthony F. Cabanilla of Toran, Aparri,  and Christian R. Nidoy of San Gabriel, La Union  were conferred with the degree of Bachelor of Theology (BTh);  Bachelor of  Christian Education (BCE) are  Kelly T. Maramag and Rommel A. Damian, both from Ballesteros,  and Elmer R. Acosta of Catotoran, Camalaniugan; for Associate in Church Music (ACM) are  Mark L. Maribbay of Tuguegarao City and Sis. J-Lynne I. Tabalno of Centro, Sta. Ana.   Bethel R. Valle of Buguey  finished   Associate in Christian Education (ACE). 

Part  of  the  program  were  the  talks  of  Mark Anthony F. Cabanilla “Into our Troubled World” and Christian R. Nidoy “With the Blessed Word”.   Ptr. Romeo S. Gorospe,  the Senior Minister of the First-Fil-Am Church of Christ in Hawaii,   as  Guest Speaker, eloquently explained the theme   “Be Strong and Courageous”.  He,  together with his better half Mrs. Mercy Juliet T. Gorospe,  came   home   to the Philippines   to  attend the  commencement  to  show  his  full  support  to  the  PMCC – ABS.

Along  with  the  Banquet  and  Commencement  programs  was  the Conference on Evangelism with the theme “Walk Worthy of Your Calling,” attended  by  more  than  a  hundred  from  the  local  congregations. Ptr. Leonardo B. Gamata of Estefania, Amulung, spoke  on  “The  Believer’s  Calling”, followed  by  the  group  workshops on  the  subtheme  “Make Every Effort for Unity”. 

Church Leaders’  group   was  handled  by Ptr. Enrique F. Ferrer,  minister of Baguio COC;  Ptr. Rogelio F. Tenorio, presently the School Administrator of Central Isabela Christian Academy (CICA) at Ilagan City, Isabela and the newly installed Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Charles W. Selby Memorial Hospital for the  Ministers’  group   while  Sis. Mercy Juliet T. Gorospe  for the Ladies.   The next  morning,   Ptr. Romeo  Gorospe  gave  the  concluding  message  of  this  year’s  conference. 

April 11-13 – DVBS CLINIC

This  year’s  VBS  Clinic,  with  the   theme  “SHIPWRECKED… Rescued by Jesus”,  was  conducted    through  the  teamwork  of  Ma’am  Janet   Marquez,  Grace   Alvarez,  Adelaida  Ibarra,  Lyngelle  Peneyra  Remoroza. They  were  assisted  by Gracielle  Alvarez and  Harmony Gascon ,  plus  the  support  of  some  of  the  students  of  ABS:   Eichon  Somera,  Jay-ar  Apao,  J-lyne  Tabalno,  Olivia  Marcos,  and  others.  There  were   seventy  (70)  participants  who  were greatly blessed and  prepared for the   VBS  ministry. 

Classes were divided into two:  Primaries/ Beginners,  led  by   Ma’am Adelaida  and  Ma’am  Harmony.   Ma’am  Janet , Ma’am J-lyne Tabalno , and Sir   Emmanuel Josephus Somera  led   the Juniors / Teens  class.  Part of their training was the  participants’  lesson demonstration and   giving of testimonies.

At the close of the activity,   Sir  Ed  Marquez gave the exhortation. After his exhortation, lights were turned-off,   replaced  by  lit up candles  as  the  congregation  sang  their  commitment  song  “Carry Your Candle”.   The culmination program of the two and a half  days   clinic was a  simple  program  that  served  as  a  sample  for  the  would – be  teachers,  especially  the  first-timers.   Certificates  of Participation  were  awarded  to  all  who  attended  the  clinic. We  praise  the  Lord  for  another  victory  He  has  given  us,  though  the  task  was  again   new  to  some  of  those  who  led  the  program.  We  also  commend  all  those  who  have  supported  the  clinic  in  many  different  ways.


SUMMER MUSIC TUTORIAL – a month long tutorial was offered by ABS for young learners willing to enhance their skills in playing the different musical instrument like the piano, guitar (acoustic and electric) and drums.  Sixteen (16) students enrolled.  J-lyne  Tabalno of Centro, Sta. Ana, and  Mark Anthony    Cabanilla   of  Toran, Aparri, handled the classes.

At the end of the training,  one  of the requirements is taking  part in the “Musical Recital”. Each participant played  their piece to show what they have learned  during  the whole duration.  The  parents   felt  happy  as they  witnessed their children perform  on  stage.

Though  the time  was  short for them,   they   were  very  thankful for  they  have  learned  something  that  made  their  children’s  summer  profitable.

We extend our unending thanks to all  our local and  global  benefactors  for sending their continued  support to the ABS  to defray overhead expenses in the operation. We share the same objectives of bringing back the  glory days of this institution. We pray that it may continually grow in her mission and vision in teaching, training and equipping  young men and women   who  will  dedicate  themselves to become fishers of lost souls. 

Above  all  we offer  all the glory and honor  to  the  Lord  for  all  that  He  enables  us  to do.


This is an expression of praise and great joy for the new  school  year of  ABS.

June 18 – classes started with 17 new students and 22 old students.   Praise God for sending us  these  students.

“Orientation” – Before the opening of classes, an   orientation  on  Christian  values  was  led  by    Ptr. Victor   Serquina of  Baligatan  Church  of  Christ,   Ilagan City   and  member  of  the  PMCCNLI  Board  of  Trustees.  He  was  accompanied  by  Bro.  Rustico  Manuel  of  Arcon  Church  of  Christ,  Tumauini,  Isabela,  who  is  the  Vice  Chairman  of  the  PMCC  Board.  Another  BOT  member,  Bro.  Joel  Valiente  of  Maxingal,  Lal-lo,  was  also  in  attendance.  

The  activity  set  a  new  beginning  for  the  school  year  as  it   prepared   the hearts and minds of the students as well as the faculty  and  staff.

June 20—First Harvest of Souls

Ptr. Joseph B. Sy, a graduate of ABS and presently a professor at CSU-Aparri  was commissioned as the first speaker for the first regular midweek service of the school. After his powerful message 5 students surrendered  their  lives   to  Jesus  Christ and were eventually baptized by Ptr. Jhonnyfer U. Rufo, one of the ABS instructors.

They were Lea Rufo of Pamplona; Jocelyn Crisostomo  of Sta. Teresita;  Brandon Layugan of Buguey; Dominick Gammad of Tumauini, Isabela  and  Richard  Bayani  of  Sta.  Marcela, Apayao.   They  are  the first fruits  for the school year.

Thank  you   Ptr.  Joseph,    for  allowing  yourself as instrument  that  these  souls found salvation  in  Christ.

Music Teacher Hired

Ms. Harmony S.  Gascon is newly hired as additional staff of ABS. She is a graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Music from  the   University of Baguio at Baguio City.   She  is  a  great help   for Ma’am  Grace L. Alvarez.  Their tandem  would  surely  help   boost and build  the  music  talents  of  the  students,  for  the  glory  of  the  Lord.

Last week of June, Sir Nick Ulrich  arrived from his vacation at Kentucky, USA. He is  handling  most  of  the  higher year  classes: Greek ,  Epistles,  and  Church  History.  Students have  gainfully  benefited  from  his wisdom and expertise. We are grateful to him for his continued  dedication  and  support to the cause of the ABS. 

 June 29 and 30 –  Youth Fellowship

The Northwestern Cagayan and Northern Apayao Churches of Christ Youth Fellowship (NWCNACCYF) held their sports fellowship at ABS. There were more than 70 young  people  in attendance,  including the ABS students.  Games like basketball and volleyball were played.

Everybody enjoyed the fun. Their camaraderie and sportsmanship were enhanced. Their fellowship and solidarity with one another were  strengthened.  Their physical strength and fitness was exercised and  also their spiritual well-being was greatly transformed. The ABS were glad that you chose as the venue of your sport fellowship. Looking forward for your continues partnership with us. God bless as all.


With warm regards,






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