CST-R Grand Alumni Homecoming 2021


The traditional and highly anticipated CST-R Grand Alumni Homecoming finally got back its swag after Thomasians Batch 1997, the Silver Jubilarians, organized and hosted remarkable events last October 30 to 31, 2021.

Despite the pandemic and several restrictions and protocols, Batch 1997 managed to implement their outreach program to three CST-R adopted schools. The batch gave support materials for printing learning modules and turned them over to the representatives of the three schools last October 30, 2021.

Through their internal fund-raising activities, the batch donated Php 100,000.00 to CST-R for the renovation of comfort rooms at the St. Ezekiel Moreno Building. The amount was turned over to Rev. Fr. Joel Alve, OAR, CST-R director and principal and to Rev. Fr. Vicente Ramon, Jr., OAR, CST-R treasurer during the Glitz and Glamour Night at the CST-R Cultural Hall, October 31.

For Alma Mater Dear. CST-R Batch 1997 donates Php 100,000.00 to Colegio de Sto. Tomas-Recoletos. L-R Dr. Wilmer Yap, MD, Ms. Ma. Cindy Nemenzo-Gabutas, Ms. Bebeth Cosas, Mr. Rafael A. Duhaylungsod and Rev. Fr. Samuel Eyas, OAR (rightmost) turn-over the cheque to Rev. Fr. Joel A. Alve, OAR and Rev. Fr. Vicente Ramon, Jr., OAR during the Glitz and Glam Night at the CST-R Cultural Hall.
In Service to the People of San Carlos. CST-R receives a Plaque of Appreciation” from the Local Government of San Carlos, represented by Hon. Renato Y. Gustilo (fourth from left). CST-R Batch 1997 organized the awarding. Rev. Fr. Emilio Jaruda, OAR (third from left) joins the awarding as a former CST-R Principal.
From Thomasians to Thomasians. Mr. John Ray Gonzalez of CST-R Batch 1998 receives the Key of Responsibility from Duhaylungsod.
Also a Thomasian Parent. Mayor Gustilo recognizes CST-R’s contributions to the development of the community in San Carlos City as he himself is a parent of Thomasian alumni. The mayor donates Php 10,000.00 for the Batch 1997 project at CST-R.
Always a Thomasian. Also a Thomasian alumnus (Batch 1988), Fr. Alve expresses his gratitude to the Silver Jubilarians for their generosity to CST-R and effort in keeping the Grand Alumni Homecoming tradition alive despite the restrictions of the pandemic.
Just Like the Old Days. Members of Batch 1997 dance to pop beats reminiscent of their high school days when they would perform at CST-R programs and events.
Recognized by the Diocese. The Plaque of Appreciation signed and awarded by Most Rev. Gerardo Alminaza, DD. The Augustinian Recollects received this plaque at the San Carlos Borromeo Cathedral last October 31, 2021.
Together in Thanksgiving. Batch 1997 with their high school teachers and religious administrators after the Thanksgiving Mass that Bishop Alminaza offered for the batch and for CST-R.
For the Recollects who are Always in Mission. Bishop Alminaza, assisted by Duhaylungsod, awards the Plaque of Recognition to CST-R for the institution’s contribution to the evangelizing and educating missions of the Church.
One Church. L-R Fr. Jaruda, Duhaylungsod, Bishop Alminaza, Fr. Alve, Fr. Eyas, Rev. Fr. Amadeo Lucero, OAR, Msgr. Erwin Magnanao
God bless, Batch 1997! Bishop Alminaza presides the Thanksgiving Mass.
Reaching Out through G.U.G.M.A. Fr. Eyas turns-over the modular learning package for Katiclan Elementary School to Mr. Melvin Espinosa (center of photo) during the Prelude to Homecoming event at the CST-R main stage.
Thomasians Forever! Members of Batch 1997 attend and organize the Prelude to Homecoming event.
Silver Jubilarians. Despite the pandemic, Batch 1997 revisit their Alma Mater and keep the Grand Alumni Homecoming tradition alive.
Coming Home. Batch 1997 gather at the CST-R main stage together with the school administrators and the representatives of the adopted elementary schools, October 30, 2021.
Thankful. Mr. Elfred Recla, representative of Ansulag Elementary School, expresses his gratitude to CST-R Batch 1997 for the modular learning package.
Receiving G.U.G.M.A. Mr. Reynante Chavez (center), of Nabataan Elementary School, receives the modular learning package from Batch 1997. With him are Fr. Eyas and and Fr. Ramon.
A Silver Jubilarian. Fr. Eyas, as the lone priest of his batch, is the spiritual director. Here he leads the prayer during the Prelude to Homecoming event.
A Solemn Opening. Fr. Eyas shares a solemn blessing and a prayer for this Alma Mater and all his batchmates.
Always United. Despite the numerous challenges, CST-R Batch 1997 organized events from biking, tree planting, outreach to formal dinner. Although many members did not make it due to travel restrictions, those who are in San Carlos City “came home” to celebrate the 25th Year of their high school graduation.

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