The three-day 2019 CEAP National Convention, with the theme: Missio: Yes, YOUth Can!, held on September 24-27, 2019 at the Iloilo Convention Center, has successfully achieved its objective to let the young people speak, be heard, and be understood by the school administrators, faculty, and personnel. Becoming aware of where the youth comes from enables the school leaders, teachers, and support staff to design/re-design plans to empower the young members of the school community, without compromising the school’s vision-mission, and quality of education.
Updates on the recent trends, issues, and concerns affecting private institutions were also tackled, and CEAP’s planned actions to address them were also presented. The oath taking of the newly-elected officers of the CEAP National Board was also held in the said convention.
The delegates from UST Angelicum College are Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Bautista, O.P., Pro-Vice-Rector; Rev. Fr. Raymund Fernando Jose, O.P., Director for Religious Affairs; Dr. Rosanni del Mundo, Director for Academic Affairs; Ms. Wednesdee-Perpetual Acasio, Head of Guidance, Counseling and Testing Department, and Mr. Jose Pallarca, Head of the Office of Student Affairs.
In the pursuit of continuous school development to deal with the changes and challenges of 21st century education, the administrators of UST Angelicum College visited the Dominican International School (DIS) in Dazhi, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan on July 4, 2019.
The delegates to the General Chapter of the Order of Preachers from different countries held their world conference in July in Bien Hoa in Vietnam, where the Dominican family has an important presence. After the Mass of the Holy Spirit on July 13, 2019, the plenary session elected the 87th successor of St. Dominic, and the 88th Master of the Order in the person of Rev. Fr. Gerard Francisco P. Timoner, O. P.
UST Angelicum welcomed the new academic year 2019-2020 with the Mass of the Holy Spirit which was held on August 7, 2019. The Mass, which coincided with the celebration of the Feast of St. Dominic de Guzman, founder of the Order of Preachers, was presided by the Pro-Vice-Rector of the school, Rev. Fr. Ferdinand L. Bautista, O. P. and concelebrated by Rev. Fr. Noel Castor, O. P., the school’s Director for Financial Affairs, Rev. Fr. Rudolf Seño, O.P. and the new Chaplain of the Basic Education Department, Rev. Fr. Arden Dacuma, O. P. Rev. Reynor Munsayac also joined during the celebration.
Despite the rainy weather last weekend, the BEC Youth Volunteers were all excited to attend the Team Building and Planning Session organized by the Office of the Religious Affairs last September 14, 2019 with the theme, ‘ Using One’s Gifts in Serving Others’ (1 Peter 4:10).
UST Angelicum bagged eight awards at the Philippine Student Quill Awards, including the Top Award for Communication Skills.