Welcome to your GCTAP Department!


As part of the Letran Community, the Guidance, Counseling, Testing, and Placement Department (formerly Guidance and Counseling Center) is an integral component of the academic community which is committed to bring forth professional, ethical, and evidence-based guidance and counseling services. In the teaching-learning continuum, the role of Guidance is significant in the pursuit of academic excellence, personal and career growth, self-actualization, and meeting the multi-faceted identified needs of the clientele.

As you explore this webpage, you will be provided with the information you need about the programs, activities, and services of the department for the stakeholders and the entire Letran community. If you feel you have any concern that you may want to discuss, you may reach us through the details provided in the Contact section.


MISSION. The Guidance, Counseling, Testing, and Placement (GCTAP) Department shall primarily provide comprehensive and evidence-based guidance and counseling programs to ensure students’ academic, personal, social, and career success.

VISION. The Guidance, Counseling, Testing, and Placement (GCTAP) Department shall be a premiere center for guidance, counseling, and career programs and services provided by professionally trained and competent staff.


  • To provide professional assistance to students in dealing with their career, school and personal/ social related issues, concerns and difficulties
  • To provide professional assistance that is needs-based to a specific group of students who have special or peculiar needs
  • To provide highly experiential activities that would try to explore and promote the total well-being of the clientele of the department
  • To provide students developmental and psychological grounded activities that are responsive to their identified needs
  • To assist students in exploring various career opportunities, prepare themselves to become more globally competitive, and responsive to the trends and demands of the world of work
  • To provide the academic community with the necessary guidance data that are based on studies conducted amongst students


The department also recognizes and appreciates the developmental tasks of an individual, which can be achieved through the utilization of various guidance services. The Guidance Team believes in the uniqueness, capabilities and potentials of individuals to achieve a balance in their total well-being.

  • An individual is a unique social being.
  • The development of an individual is sequential, predictive, and a life-long process.
  • The pedagogy of education is a learning continuum in knowing oneself, doing good for others, and making a difference.
  • Guidance and education are highly interrelated constructs.

| In the realm of life and in the counseling profession, every individual submits himself to the power of the Supreme Being.



  • Self and Skills Enhancement Seminar. A Psycho-education approach in developing and forming students' personality, attitude and wellbeing based on Letran's Graduate Attributes.
  • Initial and Routine Interviews.  A brief and simple ‘’kumustahan’’ session with the Guidance Counselors to explore academic adjustments/progress, socio-emotional concerns, and career development/planning among others.
  • Exit Interview.  Facilitates life and career goal setting to all graduating students before they embark on a new life journey. This will process the students’ over-all experience throughout their stay in the Colegio.


  • Counseling.  Facilitates valuable self-insight, goal setting and life adjustments skills in the areas of academic, socio-emotional and career.
  • Consultation.  Facilitates academic, socio-emotional and career information.


  • Psychological Test and Assessment.  Enhances students’ self-awareness and facilitates growth that aids counseling session.


  • Career Assistance and Placement.  Equip students with the capability to make an educated career decisions to either be job-ready graduates or college-ready individuals.


UKnighted Peer Facilitators Program.  The GCTAP Department offers students opportunities by serving as an extended arm of the guidance office to volunteer their services. Volunteer students offer services for peer support and peer education to help co-students achieve their educational goals.

On-the-Job Training Program.  We believe in the value of exposing psychology students to various guidance services to enable and equip them to be the hope of mental health and wellbeing. The department offers students first-hand experience and involvement to apply what they learnt in the college and acquire new skills in practice.

Participation in the program requires the students to submit:

  • Letter of Recommendation from the Sending Practicum Adviser
  • Memorandum of Agreement from Department Chair/College Dean
  • Copy of Transcript of Records (TOR)
  • Resume with 2x2 Picture



We are the team committed to assist you in your journey as Letranite. The guidance team is your partner in achieving psychological wellbeing so expect fun-filled and exciting activities that will enhance your academic, social and career skills and attitude.




Guidance Associate for Junior High School




Guidance Associate for Elementary and Senior High School




Officer-in-Charge, GCTAP Department



          COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread all over the world and has brought dramatic disruptions of the lives of the people, particularly in the educational setting. In the Philippines, the rise of the health crisis heavily impacted the educational institutions as they were forced to close to limit and avoid the risk of infection. With this, students face unprecedented change due to the abrupt suspension of classes in the country.

          The quarantine imposed due to the pandemic has affected people's physical health, financial well-being, and mental health. The psychological well-being is looming on the horizon. Studies suggest that isolation and quarantine can be traumatizing to a significant number of children and parents.

          In response, the Department of Health (DOH) released Guidelines on the Risk-Based Public Health Standards for COVID-19 Mitigation. Likewise, the Department of Education (DepEd) issued guidelines on its Required Health Standards for the adoption and guidance of all public and private schools. The DOH identified the COVID-19 mitigation objectives putting strong emphasis on mental resilience as health emergencies can put individuals in distress. Similarly, the DepEd in its Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan (LCP) mandates the promotion of mental health and psychosocial support (e.g., psychological first aid (PFA), counseling sessions, and support groups).

          The GCTAP Department believes in the value of the dictums, “No One is Left Behind” and “Mens sana in corpore sano translated as "a healthy mind in a healthy body" , as it embraces “the better normal” and the challenge to be an essential and relevant service provider to the Colegio’s stakeholders. The baseline study on the stakeholders' overall well-being recommends that preemptive measures be employed to prevent depressive, anxiety, and stress symptoms from getting any worse4. The center will take full advantage of the information and communications technology to deliver guidance services through flexible learning via online platforms. The counseling services will be provided through virtual and phone sessions via designated mental health and well-being hotlines. This time more than ever, the greatest challenge and obligation is to recognize the pandemic’s most severe and overlooked victims – our students.

1Sprang, G., & Silman, M. (2013). Posttraumatic stress disorder in parents and youth after health-related disasters. Disaster medicine and public health preparedness, 7(1), 105–110. https://doi.org/10.1017/dmp.2013.22 2DOH AO 2020-0015, Guidelines on the Risk-Based Public Health Standards for Covid-19 Mitigation. https://www.doh.gov.ph/node/21466 3DepEd Order No. 012 s2020, Adoption of the Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan for School Year 2020-2021 in the Light of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, pp. 43 4Mariano, I., Seeckts, J. I., Gloria, G. (2020, July 6) #LABANLETRAN: Letran COVID-19 Baseline Study (LCBS): Assessment of Stakeholders' Overall Well-Being [paper presentation]. Joint Academic Summit of Letran Manila and Letran Bataan

The Guidance Program Continuity Plan (GPCP) aims to attain the following objectives:

  • To formulate a proactive and responsive guidance and counseling program under the “better normal” in light of the flexible learning modalities and virtual psychosocial support for the stakeholders (students, parents and legal guardians, faculty and staff, etc.);
  • To come-up with programs and activities that promote mental health and well-being; and,
  • To make guidance programs continuously relevant complementary to academic excellence, personal and career growth, and meeting the multi-faceted identified needs of the students amid the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation.


Guidance, Counseling, Testing, and Placement (GCTAP) Department

Colegio de San Juan de Letran - Bataan

Dominican Ave., Brgy. Gabon, Abucay, Bataan 2114

Office Schedule: Mondays to Fridays, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Hotline

Mobile Phone Numbers:

0920 3050 805   College Department

0920 3050 807   SHS Elementary Department<

0920 3050 811   JHS


Guidance and Counseling (GC) Services Online Appointment and Referral (SOAR) System

Stakeholders (students, faculty and staff, parents and legal guardians, etc.) who would like to inquire or request for the guidance services are encouraged to set an initial appointment to secure a schedule through   www.bit.ly/onetapgc