Frequently Asked Questions

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

When was SAC founded?

SAC was founded in 1957 but was only incorporated under the Securities and Exchange Commission on 4 August 1959.  Nineteen fifty-eight was the year it operated at the San Angel campus.

 

Where is SAC located?

The main campus of SAC is located along the Gen. Fullon Street (National Highway) at San Angel, San Jose, Antique.  This campus hosts all the higher education departments and the High School of SAC.  The Grade School campus of SAC is located along San Jose Street, fronting the San Jose Cathedral.  This campus was the old site of the San Jose Academy before it got merged with St. Anthony’s College.

 

How much is the tuition fee at SAC?

Tuition fee at SAC is between PhP349.55 – 449.55 per unit.  This is one of the cheapest rates in Western Visayas for quality education with religious and community service instruction.

 

What are the programs offered in SAC?

The programs offered in SAC are Pre-school, Grade School, High School, AB Philosophy, AB Political Science, BS Secondary Education, BS Elementary Education, BS Civil Engineering, BS Computer Engineering, BS Information Technology, BS Accountancy, BS Accounting Technology, BS Business Administration, BS Hospitality Management, BS Nursing, BS Criminology, Two-year Hotel & Restaurant Management and TESDA courses including Computer Hardware Servicing NC II, Commercial Cooking NC II, Food and Beverage Services NC II, Household Services NC II and Health Care Services NC II.

 

Where is the nearest Assessment Center for NC II TESDA programs at SAC?

SAC itself is an Assessment Center for Health Care Services NC II and Care-Giving NC II.

 

Can a student from another school cross-enroll at SAC?

No, a student from another school may not cross enroll at SAC.

 

Can outsiders use the facilities of SAC?

Yes, external clients may use the facilities of SAC (i.e. Bishop De Wit Hall, Bishop Martirez Hall, Multi-Media Rooms, Audio-Visual Rooms, Open Ground, Chapel).  Activities requiring the use of the SAC venues, however, should not be contrary to the Philosophy of Education and religious policies of SAC.  A fee may be required.  A request for use of venue may be sent to the College President, attention to the Vice President for Administration, Engr. Leda T. de Gracia.

 

 

Can students from other schools use the library (Learning Resource Center) of SAC?

Yes, students from other schools can use the library of SAC.  They will need to present a valid student ID and pay a minimal usage fee.

 

Does SAC accept non-Catholic enrollees and employment applicants?

Yes, SAC accepts non-Catholic enrollees and employment applicants.  This is done in the spirit of reconciliation, the obligation of the school to spread the Catholic faith, and following the belief that the love of God is the heritage of all.  Non-Catholics, however, are expected to respect the Catholic traditions of the school.

 

Are there scholarships and financial aids available for students?

Yes, several scholarships and financial aid are available.  These include Academic Scholarships, College Assisted Students, Dean’s List Scholarship, Bishop De Wit Memorial Scholarship, Raymundo and Consuelo Azurin Scholarship, St. John Mary Vianney Scholarship, Chief Engr. David James Cloud Scholarship, Government (TESDA, CHED) Scholarships, Basic Education Scholarship, PGMA Higher Education Loan Program, and Student Organizations & Clubs Tuition Incentives.  Inquiries may be directed to the Community Extension and External Relations Office, Mr. Pedro S. Altar III.

 

Does SAC require an enrolment applicant to pass an admission examination before being admitted?

No.  SAC applies the “open admission, selective retention” policy.  Remediation classes in Mathematics and English are given to students who may need the service.  Admission applicants are thus required to undergo an interview and testing with the Guidance Services Office to determine what academic assistance they will need.  Inquiries on Admission requirements may be addressed to the Registrar, Mrs. Lucena C. Tondares.

 

How many terms are there in an Academic Year at SAC?

SAC has two regular semesters and a Summer Term in an academic year.  Each term is divided into Preliminary, Mid-Term and Final Periods.

 

My child enrolled in college does not have classes on Fridays but keeps going back to school.  Why?

Academic classes are held only from Mondays to Thursdays.  Fridays are reserved for spiritual formation and community service programs and other co-curricular activities.  All students are required to undergo these programs as part of their holistic formation.  Other student activities as may be planned by student organizations in SAC are also held during Fridays.  Parents will be informed of official weekend (Saturday and Sunday) or off-campus activities via a parents’ permit, which has to be signed by the parent or guardian and returned to the school.

 

 

 

Does SAC have a dormitory for students?

No, SAC does not maintain a dormitory for students.  It, however, has a staff house in Boracay, Malay, Aklan where Anthonian students on on-the-job training in Boracay can stay.

 

Boarding houses are available within the vicinity of SAC campuses.  Rates may vary but will be around P500-P700 for bed space, and P1000-P1500 for a room.  The SAC maintains active linkage with the Boarding House Owners Association.

 

How do I get to SAC?

White tricycles found anywhere in the town proper of San Jose and at Trade Town Dalipe can take you to SAC at minimum fare.  SAC is about 1.5 km, three minutes ride or about 10 minutes walk to or from the San Jose town proper.  San Jose-bound jeepneys from the towns of Hamtic, Tobias Fornier (Dao), and Anini-y, as well as buses from Iloilo will pass by the SAC Main Gate.  SAC is about 1hr & 45mins to two hours from Iloilo City by bus or van.  Iloilo-bound buses from the Northern and Central Antique as well as Aklan, and roro buses from Manila will pass by SAC.  The central bus terminals are located at Trade Town Dalipe.

 

Does SAC hold an open house?

Yes, every College Week celebrated within February, SAC holds an open house.

 

Can an outsider attend masses at the SAC Chapel?

Yes, Masses at the SAC Chapel are open to the community.

 

Who are the President and Vice Presidents of SAC?

The current President of SAC is Rev. Fr. Edione R. Febrero, JCL.  He is a diocesan priest who is also currently the Manager of DYKA and Spirit FM and is also the national president of the Catholic Media Network.  He is also the Director of the local Social Action Center and the Judicial Vicar of the Diocese of San Jose de Antique. Rev.  Fr. Febrero is also a reserve Captain of the Philippine Army.

 

The Vice President of SAC for Administration is Engr. Leda T. de Gracia.  The Vice President of SAC for Academic Affairs is Ms. Ana Linda O. Santos, PhD.

 

I want to post promotional posters within SAC.  Whom do I contact?

To secure permission for postings, send a letter to the College President, attention to the Student Affairs Officer, Mrs. Nona Cecilia V. Fornier.  The Student Affairs Office will stamp “approved for posting” the posters or information materials before posting.

 

I want to partner with SAC on cultural or sports events.  Whom do I contact?

To partner with SAC on cultural or sports events, send a letter request to the College President attention to the Student Affairs Officer.  If the event is income generating, a business plan should be coordinated with the Vice President for Administration, Engr. Leda T. de Gracia.

 

I am a researcher who would like to use SAC as a research locale.  Whom do I contact?

To obtain permission to use SAC as a research locale, send a letter request to the College President, attention to the Research, Planning and Development Officer (OIC), Jose Edison C. Tondares. Indicate in the letter the objectives of the research, why SAC is being selected as a research locale, number (and distribution) of respondents needed, and calendar of activities.  Append the relevant questionnaire or material to the letter to allow proper evaluation.

 

I am interested in donating to SAC to support its social action and development advocacies.  Whom do I contact?

To donate to SAC, send a letter to the College President, Rev. Fr. Edione R. Febrero, attention to the Community Extension and External Relations Officer, Pedro S. Altar III.  Indicate any specific condition for the donation in the letter if there are any.

 

I am an alumni of SAC and I want to get copies of my academic credentials.  Whom do I contact?

To get copies of your academic record, send a letter request to the College President, attention to the Registrar, Mrs. Lucena C. Tondares. You may be required to obtain a clearance before the credentials are processed.  You may download the Clearance Form from this website.  If you cannot personally transact business with the Registrar’s Office, you may authorize another person to do so in your behalf.  Indicate the name of the authorized person in your letter.

 

We are an organization who would like to conduct a seminar or information campaign at SAC.  Whom do I contact?

To obtain permission to hold a seminar or information campaign at SAC, send a letter request to the College President, attention to the Research, Planning and Development Officer (OIC)  Mr. Jose Edison C. Tondares.  Indicate in the letter the objectives of the seminar or information campaign, why SAC is being selected as a venue, particular population of SAC invited to attend, schedule of activity, and the name of the organization’s contact person.  SAC does not allow campaigns that will run contrary to its Christian values.

 

I wish to complain/commend a personnel/student of SAC.  Whom do I contact?

To complain/commend a personnel of SAC, send  the letter of commendation/complaint to the College President, Rev. Fr. Edione R. Febrero, attention to the Human Resource Development Officer, Mrs. Milagros D. Yabillo.  Indicate the name, specific act, and date of act of the personnel being complained of/commended.

 

To complain/commend a student of SAC, send  the letter of commendation/complaint to the College President, Rev. Fr. Edione R. Febrero attention to the Student Affairs Officer, Mrs. Nona Cecilia V. Fornier.  Indicate the name, specific act, and date of act of the student being complained of/commended.

 

In the interest of due process, the school will not entertain anonymous complaints.  A complainant must indicate his/her address and contact numbers.

 

Who is the President of the SAC Student Republic?

Mr. Ian Dave Acuisa of the Engineering and Technology Department is the President of the SAC Student Republic AY 2015-2016.  Letters to him may be coursed through the Student Affairs Office or directly to the Office of the SAC Student Republic.

 

SAC has a separate umbrella organization for the High School and Grade School.  Ms. Ashley Nicole Daimon is the President of the Supreme Student Government AY 2015-2016 of the High School, while Mr. Sean Jaspere D. Solis is the President of the Supreme Pupil Government AY 2015-2016.  Letters to them may be coursed through their respective Principal’s Office.

 

Who are the heads of the academic departments of SAC?

The academic department heads of SAC are the following:

Grade School:            Ms. Alma T. dela Fuenta, MA

High School: Mrs. Marites I. Mejares, MEd

Liberal Arts-Education: Mr. Roy Q. Pallon, PhD

Business Education: Mrs. Ma. Adela Ludovina V. Evangelio, CPA, MM

Engineering & Technology: Engr. Daisy Rose Virgini M. Plameras, ME

Nursing: Mrs. Agnes S. Tamisen, RN, MAN

Criminal Justice Education: Ms. Marlene M. Abutas, MA

TESDA Programs: Mrs. Lucena C. Tondares, MEd

 

Who are the heads of the academic support offices of SAC?

The heads of the academic support offices of SAC are the following:

Registrar:  Mrs. Lucena C. Tondares, MEd

Learning Resource Center: Mr. Ferdinand Angelo T. Alipis

Student Affairs Office: Mrs. Nona Cecilia V. Fornier, MA

Guidance Services Office: Mrs. Armie Ann Sapalo, MA

 

Who are the heads of the administrative offices of SAC?

The heads of the administrative offices of SAC are the following:

Finance Office:  Mr. Ruben A. Seballos, CPA, MBA

Security Services Office: Mr. Larry L. Lopez, MSCrim

Information and Communication Technology Office: Engr. Leda T. de Gracia

Physical Plant Office: Engr. Ricardo Salvador V. Gayatin

Medical-Dental Services Office: Mrs. Rachel Marie S. Yasay, RN, MAN

 

Who are the heads of the umbrella offices of SAC?

The heads of the umbrella offices of SAC are the following:

Christian Formation Ministry:  Sr. Ma. Rosini Escarilla

Research, Planning & Development Office: Mr. Jose Edison C. Tondares, MGM, CESE

Human Resource Development Office: Mrs. Milagros D. Yabillo

Community Extension and External Relations Office: Mr. Pedro SD. Altar III