Dr. Preciosa S. Soliven opens the first Montessori Children’s House at
Syquia Apartments in Malate, Manila, backed by Operation
Brotherhood founded by Architect Oscar Arellano.
A second grant is given to Dr. Soliven to receive further Montessori
training in Bergamo, Italy. The first grant had been given in 1964 for Dr.
Soliven to train in the Montessori method of education in Perugia, Italy.
“Montessori For the Home” and “Montessori for Everyone” television
programs are aired consecutively by ABS-CBN.
O.B. Montessori Pre-school opens at Russell House in Pasay City.
O.B. Montessori Center (OBMC) responds to the fervent requests of
parents and establishes its Grade School at the Lichauco House in Sta. Ana.
OBMC opens at Dasmariñas Village in Makati.
OBMC founds a campus on Sto. Entierro Street in Angeles City, Pampanga. This campus later moves to the Villa Gloria Subdivision in 1984. In 2006 the school moves to its present location at the MacArthur Highway.
OBMC opens its Greenhills Campus in San Juan City and moves its headquarters there.
The OBMC Professional Highschool is established, again upon the request of parents. It is patterned after Italy’s Montessori Scuola Professionale and the various academic and technical schools in the USA, Europe, Canada, and Australia visited by Dr. Soliven.
Dr. Soliven establishes the O.B. Montessori Child and Community Foundation, Inc., and seven Pagsasarili Preschools in economically challenged communities of Metro Manila. She also sets up the Mothercraft Training and Literacy Course for Village Mothers that will win the 1993 UNESCO International Literacy Award in New Delhi, India.
(Pictured is the first established Pagsasarili Preschool in San Martin de Porres, Cubao, Quezon City.)
Dr. Soliven is elected as the Philippine representative to the UNESCO Paris Executive Board and eventually becomes an active member of the Education Committee of UNESCO Philippines from 1990 to 2001.
The Mt. Pinatubo Hidden Temple Shrine is built at Palan, San Marcelino, in Zambales.
Sara Soliven de Guzman, daughter of Dr. Soliven, completes her Montessori grade school training at the AMI-certified Montessori institute of Milwaukee, USA. The Future COO joins the faculty of OBMC later in the year.
Dr. Soliven is designated CEO of OBMC.
Dr. Soliven organizes the Federation of Philippine Montessori Schools to arrest the mushrooming of false Montessori Schools in the country.
OBMC establishes its Las Piñas Campus.
Sara Soliven De Guzman receives her appointment as COO of OBMC.
OBMC establishes its Fairview Campus.
OBMC marks 50 years of upholding the cause of the child and serving the nation.
Sara Soliven-De Guzman is conferred the honorary rank of Commodore in the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary for her significant contribution to the PCG mission of environmental protection, humanitarian assistance, disaster response, and youth development. She is also inducted as a member of the AFP General Headquarters and Headquarters Service Command.
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