LOOK| The collegiate level conducted its 15th flag-raising ceremony on Wednesday, May 17 at the EZE stage and was sponsored by the College of Engineering and Technology ( CET).
The program started with an invocation led by Maribel M. Bullan, an ABCM second-year student, who left powerful words: “Our faith requires our absolute dependence upon God for He provides our bread of life which is Jesus, who brings us grace and for us to gain the plans that He has set for us.”
It was followed by the singing of the Philippine National Anthem conducted by Katrina B. Billedo, a BSCE-2A student; Panatang Makabayan by Rodelina T. Taberna, a BSCE-3A student; and Vizcaya Hymn by Angeline C. Aggasid, a BSEE-3A student. The reading of the AC Mission, Vision, Goals and Objectives, and Core Values was led by Ms. Lady Arriane C. Abao and Ms. Hazel Joy P. Tarangco, both BSCE-1A students.
In addition, Ms. Prescilla Joei G. Mendez, P.E. instructor and Sports Coordinator for Higher Education, recognized the coaches and the student-athletes who bagged awards and participated in the recently concluded Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) Regional Games 2023 with the theme, “Enhancing Sports Excellence Among the Filipino Youth” on May 9 -12 at the University of Cagayan Valley, Tuguegarao City.
Thereafter, the College President, Rev. Dr. Micah Ryan B. Ramel delivered his inspirational message wherein he emphasized the importance of setting high standards in education. He urged students and teachers to aim for academic excellence. By challenging oneself and striving for academic excellence, he believes that individuals can unlock their full potential and contribute to the nation’s growth. Acknowledging that academic excellence should be accessible to all, he underscored the need for equitable education opportunities.
Rev. Dr. Ramel’s speech highlighted the government’s commitment to providing resources, scholarships, and support systems to ensure that every student, regardless of their background, can thrive academically.
On behalf of the CET department headed by its able dean, Engr. Josephine P. Jasmin, the master of ceremony, Mr. Jasel Clarence B. Dingal reminded ACians of the “Clean as You Go” campaign of the school.
“Embrace it, actively participate in responsible waste management, and create a cleaner world for everyone,” Dingal said in his announcement.
The singing of the AC hymn which was led by Nicole Ashley C. Uy, a BSCE-2A student, and a group photo of all the faculty and staff marked the conclusion of the FRC.
Report by: Jasel Clarence B. Dingal
Photos by: Marydhel Hope S. Evardone, Senior Photojournalist
John Angelo O. Serquina, Junior Photojournalist
Veronica Via L. Viloria