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.
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.
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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:
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.
DENISE ANNE M. LLAMZON, RPm
Guidance Associate for Junior High School
CHARIZZA PAUL E. ROMANES, RPm, MAEd
Guidance Associate for Elementary and Senior High School
JEFFREY C. CABAL, RPm, LPT, MAEd
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:
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