The STI Talent Search is one of my favorite events to cover as a blogger. I love seeing students showcasing their talents plus field trip mode on the side. Nostalgic feels ang mommy nyo and feeling belong sa younger crowds. Kidding aside and back to being a mommy, I have a 16-year-old son and soon-to-be college na. (Ayan, na-age reveal tuloy) Napag-uusapan na namin ang ang future nya for college like what course to take and where to enroll? And STI is on our list. Pano ba naman kasi STI College 40 years na, plus promotes holistic education too with the previous STI Talent Search 2023-2024 in a Nationwide Talent Celebration.


STI College is Committed to producing well-rounded and future-ready graduates and remains dedicated to fostering the holistic growth and development of its students through its diverse co-curricular and extracurricular activities.

Among these initiatives is the longstanding STI Talent Search, which, for the School Year 2023-2024, has made a grand return at the Enchanted Kingdom in Santa Rosa, Laguna. This event serves as a platform to empower STI students and showcase their talents both within and beyond their academic pursuits.

Hataw Sayaw 2023 National Champion 
Project Atmos | STI College Ormoc STI

"For 40 years, STI College has been nurturing students’ potential through academic and extracurricular activities. Consistently at the forefront of innovation, we provide our students with holistic learning and real-life experiences to help them become well-rounded individuals," said Ferdie T. Dantes, STI Assistant Vice President for Academics.

Over 22,000 students from various STI campuses across the country gathered for a full-day celebration of talents, skills, and achievements on January 25, 2024.

Battle of the Bands 2023 National Champions
The Haley Band | STI College – Novaliches

Simultaneous competitions took place at the Enchanted Kingdom, featuring outstanding student musicians, dancers, heartthrobs, and darlings who vied for national titles in Singing Idol (solo singing competition), Battle of the Bands (band competition), Hataw Sayaw (dance competition), and the much-anticipated Search for Mr. and Ms. STI.

Titles of Mr. and Ms. STI 2023
Mr. STI 4th runner-up: John Reyn Espina from STI College Balayan
Ms. STI 4th runner-up: Mary Ann Dela Cruz from STI College Balagtas
Mr. STI 3rd runner-up: Brandon Ceralde from STI College Dagupan
Ms. STI 3rd runner-up: Jenny May Benedictos from STI College Malolos
Mr. STI 2nd runner-up: John Paul Gabriel from STI College Baliuag
Ms. STI 2nd runner-up: Loucille Allaine Bergado from STI College Tarlac
Mr. STI 1st runner-up: Angelo Bautista from STI College San Jose Del Monte
Ms. STI 1st runner-up: Argentina Colombia Sanchez from STI College Balayan
Mr. STI: Harjit Chohan from STI College Caloocan
Ms. STI: Kimberly Tinoy from STI College San Pablo

STIers also enjoyed a day filled with festivities and performances from celebrity guests and performers who participated in the event. 

The STI Talent Search is just one facet of the student programs lined up for the academic year, as the institution eagerly prepares to kick off the Second Semester with an array of exciting, network-wide educational activities.

Singing Idol 2023 Champion
Donalynne May Soriano - STI College Calamba

The Second Semester will feature events such as the National Youth Convention (NYC), a youth convention that spans for more than a decade now where thousands of STI students nationwide expand their knowledge in their chosen fields straight from the industry professionals.

Apart from NYC, STI College will also hold the annual Tagisan ng Talino (TNT) and Tagisan ng Sining (TNS), encompassing 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 (short film), among others.

To learn more about STI's student programs and upcoming events, visit