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June-March 2001


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SSC-R Celebrates
35th Foundation Day


With the theme "Enriching the Caviteño Legacy", the Recoletos community celebrated it's 35th Foundation day last February 13-16, 2001 by conducting several activities.

To start the celebration, the mass was celebrated at the school quadrangle on February 13 at 4:30 to 5:40 pm. The Augustinian Recollect fathers celebrated the Holy Eucharist with Fr. Emeterio Buñao, OAR, the Prior Provincial, as the main celebrant and homilist. Among the co-celebrators were Rev. Fr. Victor Lluch, OAR, Rev. Fr. Reynaldo Jaranilla, OAR, Rev. Fr. Rennie Villalino, OAR, Rev. Fr. Francisco Antonio, OAR, Rev. Fr. James Bumangabang, OAR, Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Fornilos, OAR, Rev. Fr. Madz Lucero, OAR, Rev. Fr. Joseph Granada, OAR, a visitor from UNO-R Bacolod; Rev. Fr. Bernard Amparado, OAR, also from UNO-R Bacolod, Fr. Albert Guevarra, Jr., CS, a Scalabrian Priest and Fr. Nestor Abad, the Parish Priest of St. Peter.

The Glee Club sang songs of praise to God as the mass goes on. Flowers, wines and fruits were offered in the offertory by selected students both from the high school and college department and some faculty members from the college level.


To celebrate SSC-R's 35th Foundation, the Youth Prayer rally was held last February 13, 2001 with the theme, "KRISTO: Aking Tanging Yaman" at around 6:30 pm at the SSC-R quadrangle on which everybody participated by singing and dancing.

Ma. Xyza Cutanda, ate jing and ate mich sang the song Tanging Yaman as the opening number. Mrs. Michelle Pelismino and Donn Erbert Barrera, the emcees, introduced Rev. Fr. James Bumangabang, OAR, Chairman of the Foundation Committee to formally open the Youth Prayer Rally.

The beat guys performed a dance number to the tune of "Shout for Joy". Later on, the steps of the said song were taught to the audience.

An inspirational talk was given by the guest speaker, Fr. Albert Guevarra, the Scalabrian National Director. The said speaker also offered the song Tanging Yaman. He pointed out that the real treasure in this world is no other than God. The Scalabrian director sang another song which was entitled, "Power of Love".

Songs of praise for God followed. Action songs were animated by the Theo kids. A new action song, "Himig Recoleto", were taught and animated by the members of the Student Catholic Action. The said song tackles about the role of every member of the SSC-R community.

Another speaker, Mrs. Resie Buhain, a college teacher, shared her former life when she had not met God yet. She tackeld that God can change you totally if you only allow Him to enter your heart.

The right ended with songs of praise to God with everybody dancing.


The Sebastinian community commemorated the Day 2 of its 35th Foundation Day last February 14, 2001.

The said event started at around 7:00 in the morning with the invocation held at Samonte Park. The parade started at past 8:00 and ended at the SSC-R grounds.

After the parade, the Raffle Draw was held at the school quadrangle and the winners were announced.

At around 11:00 am, the Exhibit was officially opened at the San Isidro Labrador Lobby. The cutting of ribbons was led by Mr. Emmanuel Calayro, a historian from Dela Salle University and Rev. Fr. Victor Lluch, OAR, the school president. The exhibit was participated by the different organizations in college and dioramas from the High School level. The exhibit also had an area where some memorabilia of well known Caviteños are displayed.

After lunch, the Invitational Games followed. The first game was between the OAR Fathers and the Faculty members. The game ended with 84-75 in favor of the priests. The second game was between the SSC-R Stags of Manila and SSC-R Hawks of Cavite. At first the Cavite Hawks were leading but in the end, the Stags won with the score 70-66.

In the evening of the same day, the much awaited Ms. Foundation 2001 was held having Abigail Saria hailed as Ms. Foundation 2001 for High School.


On the third day of the foundation celebration, San Sebastian College-Recoletos held its other activities.

Starting with the Mind Quest, it was held at the St. Ezekiel Lobby last February 15. Officers of different high school organizations competed in the individual and team categories.

At the end of the programs, the following clubs have their name raised :

Individual category:

1st place: Sebastinian Exponent - Sidney Umban 2nd place: Sebastinian Sports Club - Rellyric delo Santos 3rd place: Sebastinian Zephim - Michael Angelo Payongayong

Team Category:

1st place: Sebastinian Historical Society - Arianne Mine and Michael Montoya 2nd place: Sebastinian Zephim - Lenard Stuart and Michael Poblete 3rd place: Sebastinian Exponent - Sheena Jarabelo and Jen Joyce Faustino

Later that afternoon, the much-awaited Talent Expo 2001 was held still at the St. Ezekiel Lobby. The program aims to promote the talents the Sebastinians have. Showcasing are the following events: Original Composition, Vocal Solo, and the Modern Dance.

Judging the contestants are Ms. Elizabeth Santos, Mr. Anthony Mine, and Fr. Reynaldo Aranilla. Here are the lists of the winners:

Original Composition: "Ipakita Mo, Caviteño" By Arman John Jison and Erika Fajardo

Vocal Solo: "Mukha ng Buhay" By Elimay Lareza

Modern Dance: The Basic Radicals

At the end of the program, fun games were held at the SSC-R quadrangle with Mr. Jaime Punzalan and the Sebastinian Sports Club organizing it. Some of the games were Sack Race, Ski Race, Burger Relay, Tug of Basket, and Tug of War. The winning participants took home cash prizes.

Later that day the San Sebastian Faculty, Staff and Administration held a mass at the school chapel for the Testimonial Dinner, to be held at Island Cove in Binakayan, Kawit, Cavite. Teachers were all dressed up including the officers of the Student Council.


On the last day of the celebration, Field Demonstrations were performed by High School and College Department at around 10:00 am. The first year students of the HS level performed a folk dance as well as the second year students. College also presented some native dances while the 3rd and 4th year high school students presented a modern dance for the audience.

By 2:00 in the afternoon, the Band Explosion took place having different bands gearing up well-loved songs like "Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang". It was held in the Ezekiel Lobby.


With the theme "Enriching the Caviteño Legacy", San Sebastian community presented a cultural night presentation February 16, 2001 at SSC-R Quadrangle.

The presentation started at around 8 o'clock in the evening and lasted for about the traditions and culture of the Caviteños. Some of these are "penitensya" wherein the crucifixion of Christ was being re-enacted, "Santa Cruzan", "Karakol and Street Dancing", "Regada", "Fiestang Bayan" and "Peryahan" or Circus . It was partipated by both college and high school students. The said program shows Caviteños creativity in terms of leisure and entertainment. It also showed the religious qualities of Caviteños, having strong faith to the Creator and being a Marian - community. The traditions, which come from, our ancestors still practiced nowadays. Thus proves the rich and strong culture of the Caviteños. The strong devotion of the Caviteños to Nuestra Señora dela Soledad de Porta Vaga, one patron saint, are being expressed in karakol wherein we dance with the saint. The cultural night presentation concluded this year's Foundation Day. By Clarice Labiano, Neschel Carriedo, Angela Solis, Karenn Joy Calosa, Jen Joyce Faustino

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