Gifted to Give: ARCORES President Jaazeal Jakosalem OAR receives award in Rome

By Agustinos Recoletos | November 9, 2023 |
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ROME, Italy – Last Friday, November 3, the Philippine Embassy to the Holy See recognized his outstanding leadership and service in the framework of the V Centenary Celebration of the Christianization of the Philippines, under the theme “Gifted to Give”. The Philippine Embassy to the Vatican praised Jakosalem’s commitment to both the Catholic Church and his homeland. This recognition is a testament to his dedication and significant contribution. During the ceremony, the ARCORES president expressed his appreciation to Ambassador Myla Grace Macahilig for this prestigious award. In addition, it was an honor to witness the presentation of other awards to…

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…


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…

Prepared to lead through service. Thomasian Girl Scouts sweep out flood </br> in a kindergarten classroom in FLES, Barangay 1. (Photo by Ezra Ponferada)

CST-R CEDO responds to calamity victims in San Carlos

San Carlos City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL—“God’s love is higher than any flood,” Fray Monday Benjamine Edobor, OAR, said as he led the “Abag Recoleto,” an emergency relief operation of CST-R Community Extension and Development Office (CEDO) for the victims of the flash flood in San Carlos City. Water Rising On January 16, 2021, Saturday, heavy rain…


In Action: Men and Women in Orange

Valencia, Negros Oriental—The humble Church of this municipality, the Parish Our Lady of the Abandoned administered by the religious of the Order of Augustinian Recollects, has been part of the lives of the people residing in this locality. For years already, the parish has provided all the means she has to provide the spiritual needs…


RFC-RST Outreach Program

Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY–Recoletos Formation Center and Recoletos School of Theology, in partnership with St. Ezekiel Moreno Novitiate-Recoletos and Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity Antipolo Chapter, initiated activities for those people suffering the brunt of typhoons Rolly and Ulysses. The friars of the abovementioned communities, together with some lay donors, after seeing the impact of…


Paris Agreement: Scaling Up Inclusive Climate Action to 2030

You are invited. Paris Agreement: Scaling Inclusive Climate Action to 2030 aims to talk about the insufficient actions of countries in mitigating and adapting to climate change that will slow down global warming and respond to the cries of the Earth and the poor. Register here:

Roselyn Reyes (foremost) checks on a seminarian of Casiciaco who donates blood last June 17, 2020.

CaReS donates 28 bags of blood amidst Covid-19 pandemic

BAGUIO CITY–The demand for blood has always been higher than its supply. This is a fact known only too well to Roselyn Reyes, a Medical Technologist III at the Baguio General Hospital Medical Center (BGHMC). “The need for blood reaches approximately 50 units a day at BGHMC alone,” she said. “On ordinary days, we could…