STI fosters student development through holistic education

 STI fosters student development through holistic education


Shaping the youth goes beyond classroom learning as academic institutions now offer a wide array of extra-curricular activities to help build character and better prepare students for the real world. As one of the country’s biggest educational institutions, STI has also adopted this mindset as they apply a holistic education approach within its Enrollment to Employment (E2E) System.

With its dedication to produce well-balanced and highly talented graduates, STI has developed specialized extra-curricular programs that allow students to hone and exhibit their talents inside and outside of their respective courses.

One of its student development programs is its long-running STI Talent Search which for School Year 2022-2023 has now returned to its grand physical format. Back from a brief pause during the pandemic, the event showcases the talents and foster collaboration of its students nationwide.

Students from STI campuses in different parts of the country gathered in a whole-day celebration of talents, skills, and achievements that upholds STI’s thrust towards excellence on January 13, 2023, at the Star City and Aliw Theater in Pasay City, Metro Manila. 


Several competitions were held simultaneously at the Aliw Theater and Star City featuring the finest student musicians, dancers, heartthrobs, and darlings to compete in this year's Singing Idol (solo singing competition), Battle of the Bands (band competition), Hataw Sayaw (dance competition), and the much-awaited Search for Mr. and Ms. STI 2022.

Yours truly was able to capture some snaps of Singing Idol and Battle of the Bands held at the Star City performance area. I missed some of the performers showcasing their talent in this competition.

Singing Idol


Battle of the Bands

But for for the Hataw Sayaw, I was able to fully watch from the beginning until the awarding ceremonies. The competition was held at the Aliw Theater.

Hataw Sayaw

STI Talent Search - Hataw Sayaw Participants

The Hataw Sayaw participants composed of 4-6 members. All Male, All Female, and Mix group.

STI Balayan 4213 Extreme

STI Tagum Naistanera Dance Company

STI Caloocan Break The Rulez

STI Malolos Republika Uno

STI Ormoc Project Atmos

STI Calamba All Out

STI Negros Lil Giants

STI San Jose Damara

After showing off their moves, all groups have a special dance number. Watch here.

From the video, you can hear the STIers and the crowd raves as they cheer for their favorite group, and other groups who showed extra moves to impressed the audience and the judges.

They are all talented and already winners as they are represented their school across the country . They have moves and skills that are unique. It is not easy for the us the audience and the judges to determine the champion.  But with the help of the criteria for judging, Judges selected three winners. 

Champion: STI Negros Lil Giants

Second Place: STI Ormoc Project Atmos

Third Place:  STI Calamba All Out

STI Talent Search Hataw Sayaw awarding

Mr. and Ms. STI

Photo from STI Official Facebook
To know about the winners, visit STI Official facebook page

Besides the use of the entire theme park, STIers relished in the whole day of festivity and performances from celebrity guests.


The STI Talent Search is only one of the student programs lined-up for the school year as the institution prepares to welcome the upcoming Second Semester with more exciting and network-wide educational activities all geared towards holistic development.


“For almost 40 remarkable years of developing students’ potential through academic and extra-curricular activities, STI has always been innovative in providing our students with strong learning experiences to become well-rounded individuals,” said Aisa Hipolito, STI Vice President for Academics.


Among the activities for the 2nd Semester are Tagisan ng Talino and Tagisan ng Sining which include academic competitions like Think Quest (team quiz bee), CodeFest (mobile app development), Mix n’ Flair (flair bartending), Travelogue (tour guiding), Chef Xpress (cooking competition), Shutter’s Best (photography), and Director’s Cut (video making), among others.

Students and publics alike can look back at the best of the STI student development programs and what’s in store this second semester on


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