The SSC-R Manila Student Affairs Office (SAO), in cooperation with the Student Development and Placement Center (SDPC), presented an Anti-Bullying Seminar entitled “The Psyche of Bullying” on the 27th of August this year. The event, attended by college and high school students, was held at the Bulwagang Diego Cera of San Sebastian College – Recoletos Manila.
Ms. Malou de Vera led the opening prayer, followed by a meaningful welcome remarks delivered by the SAO Director, Atty. Ernesto C. Salao. To introduce Dr. Oliver B. Sta. Ana, the speaker during said seminar, the Coordinator for Student Discipline, Mr. Elmer German Garcia, read the following short profile:
Dr. Oliver B. Sta. Ana graduated with the degree, Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology from De La Salle University – Manila in 2011 under a Scholarship Grant from the Commission on Higher Education Faculty Development Program. As a University Scholar, he also earned his Master of Arts in Counselling from the same University in 2006. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Psycholofy from the Far Eastern University in 1999. He has earnedcredited units in Master of Arts in Islamic Studies from the University of the Philippines – Diliman.
Dr. Sta. Ana is a Board Topnotcher in Guidance and Counselling in 2008. He passed the Career Executive Service Officer Examination (CESO) in both Written and Assessment Centers. He is also a licensed secondary education teacher. Dr. Sta. Ana attended, facilitated, and served as resource speaker to various seminars, trainings, workshops, team-buildings related to his field particularly on parenting, counseling, education, organizational behavior and development.
He conducted relevant researches in the fields of education and psychology which were presented in the University of the Philippines, and his paper on Academic Resilience was accepted for presentation in Freiburg, Germany and Turkey.
Dr. Sta. Ana held various committee memberships and received the Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Service and Generosity in the 2012 Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduate Program, University of Michigan.
Dr. Sta. Ana held various positions at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila. He served as Chairman of the Department of Psychology, OIC Dean of the College of Human Development, and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Mr. Garcia also took charge of facilitating the Open Forum immediately after an intermission number from Ms. Crisel Hernandez, which came immediately after Dr. Sta. Ana’s very interactive presentation. Ms. Mary Jane Bautista, the Head of SDPC, was tasked to give the closing remarks; Ms. Bleezy Perez, the SSG Commissioner for Culture and Religion, was tasked to lead the Closing Prayer, just before the SSC-R Hymn played.