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SPUD: Celebrating the word in the world

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St. Paul University Dumaguete, the premier Paulinian institution in the Philippines, celebrated its 106th foundation anniversary at the university grounds last Oct. 23-29, 2010 anchored on the theme: “Celebrating the word in the world”{{more}}.

School administrators and members of the organizing committee headed by Sr. Mila Grace Silab, SPC, the Chairperson for the 106th Foundation Anniversary, sat down with media partners to endorse and publicize the event last Oct. 13, 2010 at the Grade School AVR of the University.

The weeklong festivity kicked off with a Grand Alumni Homecoming dubbed “Panagtigum” last Oct. 23 at the Mere Maria Hall. Sr. Nintha Lucilla Baldado, SPC, the newly installed University president, officially declared the event open last Oct. 24 at Robinson’s Place Dumaguete.

A grand Taize prayer was organized in the evening of Oct. 25, the designated day for the 2010 Barangay Elections, headed by Rev. Fr. Ramonito Maata, the school chaplain.

The booths and club exhibits were opened in the morning of Oct.26 followed by the grand parade of the Paulinian family in the afternoon. The Battle of the Bands Unplugged, which featured the Stand Out Band, and Concert for a Cause, a fund-raising activity for the materialization of the proposed Learning Resource Center, was held in the evening.

An academic contest was organized by the Paulinian Supreme Student Government in the morning of Oct. 27 at the Fr. Louis Chauvet Hall in concurrence with the University Research Poster Presentation and Photo Contest display at the lobby and aisles. The interschool swimming competition simultaneously transpired with the SPUD All Breed Dog Show and Dress-up your Pet 2010 in the afternoon. The SPUD Talent Explosion entitled “Garbo sa SPUD” showcased Paulinian entertainment at its best in the evening.

The interschool Singing Contest back-to-back with the Suzuki Motorcycle Show and Safety Drills graced the morning of Oct. 28 while the Mass Demonstration labelled “Hudyaka” at the booth area caught public attention. The evening once again exploded with SMART at SPUD as ignited by the Koo Fellas and Liquid Soul bands plus the special appearance and performance of Mr. Dion Ignacio, an ex-contender of GMA-7’s talent search StarStruck.

The 106th Foundation Anniversary wrapped up with a Eucharistic celebration and installation of SPUD’s 11th University president, Sr. Nintha Lucilla Baldado, SPC. The ceremony was witnessed by members of the St. Paul University System, distinguished guests of neighboring universities, and as well as the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres headed by their provincial superior, Sr. Zeta Caridad Rivero, SPC. A grand Luncheon dubbed “Himamat 2010” followed right after.

Sr. Nintha Lucilla replaced Sr. Ma. Nilda Masirag, SPC who is to be installed as the new president of St. Paul University Quezon City where the former served for 7 years prior to reassignment in SPUD. Sr. Baldado, SPC is an alumna of SPUD and has recently finished her Doctor in Philosophy in Educational Management degree at De La Salle University, Metro Manila.

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