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A Green Revolution: NSTP Students and SSC-R Community Planting Seeds of Change

By Fray Albert Pellazar, OAR | June 3, 2024 | Comments Off on A Green Revolution: NSTP Students and SSC-R Community Planting Seeds of Change
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he sun rose on a beautiful morning as 16 NSTP students of San Sebastian College — Recoletos, Canlubang, Laguna, along with 3 staff members and the esteemed Fr. Chote Bitangjol, OAR, embarked on a noble mission. Their destination? The La Salud Laudato Si Farm, where they would become the first group to plant trees, following in the footsteps of Fr. Edgar Tubio’s group from the Basilica of San Sebastian Parish, Manila a year ago. With hope in their hearts and 500 seedlings in tow, the group arrived at Nuestra Senora dela Salud Friary in Pililla, Rizal, at 10:30 am. Eager…

One Thomasian Family. (L-R) Fray Vicente Ramon, Jr., OAR, CEDO director, poses <br/> as Mr. Johnny Engada, Ansulag ES head teacher, receives the chairs from Fray Joel Alve, OAR, CST-R director-principal.

A Promise Delivered: Ansulag ES receives armchairs from CEDO, YACAP

San Carlos City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL–Forty brand-new armchairs are now in two classrooms of Ansulag Elementary School, Barangay Rizal, San Carlos City. On February 17, 2022, Colegio de Sto. Tomas-Recoletos Community Extension and Development Office (CEDO) officially turned over the armchairs to Ansulag ES. Fray Vicente Ramon, Jr., OAR, CEDO director, and Fray Joel Alve, OAR,…

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LEC Dedication Highlights the “Season of Creation” at CST-R

SAN CARLOS CITY, Negros Occidental – “Lord, bless the works of our hands. “             In a solemn and profound ceremony, Thomasian administrators and faculty members blessed and dedicated the newly established Laudato Si’ Environmental Center (LEC) last September 30, 2021. The event commemorates the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) “Season of Creation”…

 Immediate Response. CST-R’s Jamela Mapa (leftmost), CEDO coordinator, and Ma. Nita V. Bolo, HR Officer 
(second from left) deliver sacks of rice, detergent powder, canned goods and clothing to victims of the August 31, 2021 fire

Abag Rekoleto deployed for Barangay 6 fire victims

SAN CARLOS CITY, Negros Occidental – Just as people were beginning to anticipate the last quarter of 2021 and the year-end holidays, at least 86 families lost their homes to a fire in Barangay 6, San Carlos City, last August 31, 2021, that started at around 11 in the morning.             Responding to the immediate…

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CST-R, 3 Public Schools, Brgy. Rizal Now Partners through G.U.G.M.A.

San Carlos City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL—The Thomasian family now includes three public elementary schools in Barangay Rizal, San Carlos City. Under the Community Extension and Development Office (CEDO) of Colegio de Sto. Tomas-Recoletos, the adoption of Ansulag, Katiclan and Nabataan Elementary Schools marks the beginning of a partnership “to provide education, values formation and basic social…

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Heart Solidarity Award in the Philippines

Note: This article is also posted on the official website of ARCORES International (https://www.arcores.org/heart-solidarity-award/) ARCORES International, the social arm of the Order of Augustinian Recollects, recognizes, giving “the Heart Solidarity Award”, the exemplary efforts of organizations animated by the religious communities and partners during the covid pandemic in the Philippines. The 2020 Heart Solidarity Campaign…

Beneficiaries line-up station by station to wait their turn in the seminary façade.

CaReS Kindness Station inaugurated

Baguio City— Aside from the virus, kindness is also contagious. Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary (CaReS) officially inaugurates CaReS Kindness Station on the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, last May 1, 2021. Also on the celebration of National Labor Day, 64 indigent beneficiaries received rice, goods, bread, and perishable goods such as vegetables and spices, poultry…

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ARCORES and USJ-R promote “Help Slow Down the Spread of COVID-19” program

CEBU CITY–The ARCORES-International, in coordination with USJ-R INFECOP, continues the Project, “Help Slow Down the Spread of COVID-19” by giving out facemasks and bath soaps to two groups of beneficiaries: the first group consisted of the 949 People Deprived of Liberty (PDL) and the 51 Bureau of Jail Management and the Penology (BJMP) Staff of…

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A Vaccine for All

For almost a year in this pandemic, we are still hoping for a cure to the dreaded COVID-19. Death toll continues to rise. Before the end of this month, almost 2.5 million deaths worldwide have been recorded (as of February 19, 2021, approximately 2,448,188 deaths). And yet, the vaccine war is creating instability in the…

Pack and Share. CST-R READS scholars pack relief goods </br> for San Carlos City flood victims.

Thomasian CEDO creates network of donors and beneficiaries through Abag Recoleto Operations

San Carlos City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL—Colegio de Santo Tomas-Recoletos’ Community Extension and Development Office (CST-R CEDO) bridged hundreds of donors and beneficiaries through the “Abag Recoleto” Calamity Relief Operations this January 2021. After barangays in San Carlos City were flooded, CEDO reached at least 300 households in Barangays I, V and Rizal. Donations were from hundreds…