MARIA ANICIA BATION CO
MARIA ANICIA BATION CO
MARIA ANICIA BATION CO

SR. MARIA ANICIA BATION CO, RVM, Ph.D.

Sr. Maria Anicia Co  belongs  to  the   Congregation   of   the  Religious of the Virgin  Mary  which  runs   St.  Mary’s  College  and its campuses all over  the Philippines. She  has   been    president   of    St.  Mary’s   College,   in    Quezon   City   as   well  as Director-at-large   of   the  Catholic   Educational   Association  of the Philippines (CEAP). 

Sr. Anicia  studied elementary   and   high   school   at  the  St.  Mary’s  Academy in Baliuag, Bulacan and  was class valedictorian  at both levels In high school she also   won the Gold Eagle Award as well as the Gerry Roxas Leadership Award.

For  college  Sr. Anicia  went  to the University of Santo Tomas for her Bachelor of   Arts in  Philosophy  degree  and graduated summa cum laude in 1975. She topped her  graduate   classes   at  Maryhill   School   of  Theology  and  her  post-graduate   Licentiate  in Sacred Theology (STL)   classes at the Katholieke Universiteit te in  Leuven, Belgium.

Sr. Anicia  holds   Ph.D in Religious Studies  and  Sacred Theology  (STD)  degrees also from Leuven, where she specialized in :Scripture  and New Testament.

She has been a resource person and speaker at international, Asian-wide  and national conferences, colloquia, symposia and  seminars  on  theology,, women in the Bible,  Biblical literature and research, religious education,  consecrated life,  spiritual exercises, evangelization and related topics.

She  is  currently  the  President,  of   the Catholic Biblical Association of the Philippines and  a member of the Catholic Biblical Association of America (CBAA). Her other involvements are with the RVM Ad Hoc Committee on  Archives, the  Office   of   Theological   Concerns,  and   the  Association  for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).

Sr. Anicia  is finishing her dissertation  for a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Management from De  La Salle University, Manila.