Eastern Mindoro Institute of Technology and Sciences
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EMA EMITS COLLEGE PHILIPPINES (EECP) formerly EMITS (Eastern Mindoro Institute of Technology and Sciences (1986)) (Its first name is Eastern Mindoro Academy which was founded in 1905. One of the leading educational institutions in the province of Oriental Mindoro. It is located in Pinamalayan, a first class municipality.
Located in the town of Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro stands for Eastern Mindoro Institute of Technology and Sciences (EMITS). Before its incorporation in 1985, it was once known as Eastern Mindoro Academy (EMA). Attorney Federico Semilla, the founder of the institution was a native of Marinduque who with his family migrated to Quinabigan, one of the barangays of the said town. It has Prep and Kindergarten School, Complete Elementary & Secondary Courses, CHED (Commission on Higher Education- Philippines) & TESDA(Technical Skills and Development Authority) which are approved and recognized courses.
One of those activities that EMITS provides the community for benchmarking are the theatrical workshops and stage plays. Those stage plays that EMITS’ Tanghalan Ngani, a theatrical organization that trains EMITians in the field of acting, has produced can compete with the stage plays produced by big production outfits. They are complete with costumes, props, and lightings.
EVITA- La Santa Peronista was one of the stage plays produced by EMITS’ Tanghalan Ngani. It was adapted in the movie EVITA which was portrayed by Madonna. It was staged in EMITS in September 2007 before the stage play with the same title as the movie was staged in Manila and starred Kuh Ledesma, the singer, in the title role.
In February 2008, EMITS’ Tanghalan Ngani, a students' theatre group, again ventured into another stage play, this time showcasing the acting, dancing, and singing prowess of the elementary and kindergarten pupils, the play "Joseph", patterned after the animated movie "Joseph - The Dreamer". Participants were in full costumes designed by a local designer. Colorful lights added to the glamour and splendor of every scene to the amazement of the viewers.
In August, 2008, EMITS’ Tanghalan Ngani staged EMITS High School Musical Plus, a play patterned after the youth-oriented movie High School Musical. The play became word-of-mouth of the town people.
Those plays pushed the participants even beyond their limit. They were able to prove to themselves that when you put your heart to something and you inspire your mind to do it, no task is insurmountable. Those plays are added feathers to EMITS cap.
EMITS is also known in the division for its award-winning school papers. The Rainbow Times, the school paper in English and in circulation for 14 years now, and Pulso ng EMITS, written in Filipino together have brought home over 200 recognitions from the press conferences the school joined. The latest of such achievements was in 2007-2008 pressconferences when The Rainbow Times was named second best school paper in the regional schools press conference held in Occidental Mindoro. Pulso ng EMITS was recognized best school paper in the same presscon. In the national presscon held in Koronadal City, Pulso ng EMITS won 2nd place in best in Feature Page contest. This year, the two papers added to its encyclopedic list of merit 10 new recognitions.