The Birth of ADEBS
In the academic year 2011-2012, the Education Program of Sorsogon State College—Sorsogon City Campus offered the BSED-Biological Sciences for the first time in its history and before the end of the first year of the said acad. year, the qualifying exam for the biological sciences was held. From this, only twenty (20) students were qualified to pursue biological sciences as their major.
During the second semester of that academic year, 20 students were assigned under the advisorship of Mrs. Edna Marie Mijares. Mrs. Mijares introduced the idea of organizing a group of biological sciences students. To leave a legacy in the institution to which they belong, as pioneers of the said course major, they took Mrs. Mijares advice instead of joining the already-built organization, Aspiring Teachers of Modern Science (ATOMS).
The group started making preparations for the recognition of their aspired organization that by January 12, 2012; they already came up with the idea of having Association of Dedicated Educators of Biological Sciences (ADEBS) as the name of their soon-to-be organization. The next thing they did was to prepare all the requirements for the recognition of the organization which includes making of the Constitution and By-Laws (CBL), Plan of Action and necessary letters and documents.
On the June 19, 2012, they conducted an election under the supervision of Mr. Elmer Tuquero who was at that time their instructor in Biology. From the election, the group’s roster of officers was set forth which is headed by Nestor Lasala Jr.. Later, the group voted to have Mrs. Edna Marie Mijares as their adviser if ever the organization would be recognized.
Not long after, the fruit of their efforts was reaped. The Association of Dedicated Educators of Biological Sciences (ADEBS) was formally recognized as one of the student organizations in the institution on August 16, 2012. The ADEBS, being legally recognized, is a realization of the group’s goal of having their own organization that could create a legacy in the Education Department and institution. With this, the newly born organization started their journey on the fulfillment of its goals, ideals and aspirations.
ADEBS: Its Name and Members
On January 12, 2012, the group of Biological Sciences students decided that they would want their organization to be named as Association of Dedicated Educators of Biological Sciences (ADEBS), which on their view, fits them best.
The said name was one of the suggested names for the organization by Cyra Mae Soreda. ADEBS, as the name of the organization, represents the ideals, aspirations, and goals of each members and their goal in general—to be not just teachers but DEDICATED teachers of their most beloved subject area, biological Sciences.
For the members, the adjective “dedicated” on the organization’s name is just the right word to remind them that through dedication in their studies and goals, they can succeed against every obstacle they might encounter, especially as pioneers of the said major subject.
ADEBS’ members, humorous and creative in their own different ways, have created tag names to make them different from the members of other organizations. They usually call their group as “ADEBians” or simply “ADEBS” when other people, not of their organization, are around but they have a favorite tag name for them which others really find weird--ADEBils. This notion is actually created during the times the ADEBS’ members were having fun joking to each other and sometimes making silly pranks or become mean for the sake of laughter…something quite devilish as what they thought. However, they will always end up as friends and solid ADEBS members still.
In deeper sense, the ADEBS, as their organization’s name serves as reminder for its members about what they’re expected to do, aspire to attain and achieve…for them to become dedicated biological sciences teachers in the near future despite the setbacks that they might encounter along their ways.