SAC at a Glance

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Establishment
SAC was founded in 1957 by the Mill Hill Missionaries and was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission on 4 August 1959 under the SEC No. 15705.


Personnel
SAC has about 110 full-time faculty members, 48 full-time non-teaching academic personnel, 22 full-time administrative personnel, and several contractual employees.  Among the personnel of SAC, we have awarded writers, lawyers, engineers, certified public accountants, master and doctorate degree holders, TESDA TM holders, TESDA NC II holders, priests, nuns, licensed guidance counselors, licensed librarians, and practicing professionals.


Motto & Slogan
Motto: Religio Artibus (Latin for Religion, Arts)
Slogan: In SAC we care!


St. Anthony’s College Logo

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The school colors are gold and maroon.

 
Naming

St. Anthony’s College was named after its “godfathers,” Rev. Fr. Anthony Verheyen, and Rev. Fr. Anthony Oomen and was dedicated to San Antonio de Padua (Fernando de Bulhoes).  San Antonio de Padua was a Portuguese preacher born in 1195. He died a Franciscan friar in 1231 and was later canonized in 1232 barely a year after his death.


Physical Plant
At the main campus, eleven buildings of SAC are standing on a five hectare lot.   All buildings are properly lighted and ventilated, maximizing natural light and aeration whenever and wherever applicable.  Safety provisions are present in all building.  Fire escapes, fire alarm systems, and emergency fire extinguishers are available.


Library Collection
The St. Anthony’s College Learning Resource Center —the biggest in Antique—includes 2,417 volumes of general references, 27,838 volumes of general circulation printed materials, and 16,179 titles of other collections including e-books, printed journals, e-journals, databases and audio-visual resources.  The LRC also holds a special collection of 5,746 volumes in faculty references, researches, general references and filipiniana. The collection is complemented by 16 computers for internet research and encoding.

The LRC uses the Dewey Decimal System of classification and implements an open access policy.  It is open at 7:30 am to 6:00 pm from Monday through Friday and at 8:00 am to 11:30 am on Saturdays.


Accreditation
All programs of SAC are government authorized and recognized.  The High School Department is accredited by the Fund for Assistance to Private Education –  Educational Service Contracting.  The Liberal Arts, BS Elementary Education, BS Secondary Education, and BS Business Administration programs of SAC are granted Level II Re-accredited Status by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP) following the standards of the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU).


St. Anthony’s College President
The President of SAC is Rev. Fr. Edione R. Febrero, JCL.  He concurrently heads the diocesan Social Action Center.  He is also the Manager of DYKA and Spirit FM, and is the national president of the Catholic Media Network.  He is the sole Canon lawyer of the diocese and is the Judicial Vicar of the Diocese of San Jose de Antique.  Rev. Fr. Febrero is also a reserve Captain of the Philippine Army, and a singer.