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Year

 

SSC

 

Priory

 

Philippines


1910

 


The enrollment increased to 91 by SY 1910-1911

 

Jan 9:  Sister Baptista plays at a public concert to make St. Scholastica's School of Music known

 



Sisters' house (1910)
 

 


Oct 16:
  Election by the members of the Senate and House of Representatives.    Manuel Quezon as President of the Senate and Sergio Osmeña as Speaker of the House


1911
 


Jan 14: 
St. Scholastica's College incorporated

 

Once again the need for more space.  The Archbishop offers a piece of undeveloped land in Singalong.  Before transferring to the new site, the governor general granted the school permission to issue a liberal arts degree

 

This photo was taken in 1911.  The one-story building is one of the barracks that had been transformed into classrooms by means of sawali partitions.  Classrooms were bare except for a blackboard.  There were no big cabinet of books and other materials; not even a real library.  St. Scholastica’s was truly the least among the Catholic Institutes of the city at that time; but like a second Bethlehem, it shone in the darkness and soon became the attraction of both rich and poor.

 

     


Eruption of Taal Volcano killing 1,335 people


1912
     


The first "daughter house" is founded in Legazpi, Albay.  The school is named St. Agnes Academy after its principal benefactor, Agnes McGinley, sister of the bishop of Legazpi

 


St. Agnes Academy
 

 


Apr 15:
Hanging of Felipe Salvador for leading a peasant movement against American regime


1913
 


Jan 15:
  The school was granted government permission to issue diplomas at the successful conclusion of the High School

 


With the availability of electricity the Sisters use the small nipa hut in Singalong for vacation

 


Oct 3:
Enactment of the Underwood Simmons Tariff Law and the establishment of free trade relations between the Philippines and U.S.A.

 

Oct 6: Appointment of Francis Burton Harrison as the first democratic governor general who allowed Filipinos larger role in self government

 

Dec 30: Rizal's monument unveiled at Luneta, a year later Rizal's remains were transferred to Luneta from Paco

 


1914 
 


Jan 5:
  Start of the work on the new St. Scholastica's College

 

Jun:  The government grants permit to offer a commercial secondary course

 

Christmas Eve:  Transfer of the school to its own site in Singalong

     


Aug:
Beginning of World War I.  Twenty-five thousand (25,000) Filipinos were sent by U.S.A.  Although the Philippines were not involved in the war.

 

 


1915
 


Jan 6:
  Feast of the Epiphany - the official opening of the new St. Scholastica's College with address
2560 Pennsylvania Ave.  Archbishop Jeremiah Harty celebrates the solemn High Mass

 


St. Scholastica’s College (1915)

 

Mar 12:  The first High School Commencement Exercises in the new site.

Graduates:  Trinidad Lacson and Adelina Gurrea.

 

     


Jun 6:
Ignacio Villamor elected first Filipino president of the University of the  Philippines


1916
 


Mar 16:
First graduates of the commercial secondary course:  Maria Cajucom, Maria Luisa Medina, Remedios Montelibano and Purificacion Temponco

     


The Philippines supplies 1/4 of all copra in the world trade

 

Aug 29: Jones Law is approved providing autonomy for the Filipinos and their future independence 

 

Oct 3: General elections are held for the representatives to the newly established bicameral Philippine Legislature, composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives

 


Philippine Congress (1916)

 


1917 
 


"St. Cecilia, A Temple of Music" - the first music house - along the Singalong side of the campus

 


Sister Baptista’s first piano room in SSC, Singalong

 

First graduate with a Music Teacher's Diploma:  Patrocinio Garcia

 

 


Founding of St. Scholastica's Convent, Baguio, to serve as a vacation house for Sisters and students

 

 


1919
  
 


Graduation of first college graduates (with a Bachelor of Arts degree):  Adelina Gurrea, Paz Gloria and Maria Agoncillo

 


 

       

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