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OAR Fathers and FORSOAR gathering: Reliving the spirit of fraternity and communion!

By Agustinos Recoletos | August 15, 2022 | Comments Off on OAR Fathers and FORSOAR gathering: Reliving the spirit of fraternity and communion!
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by Abraham Latoza MANILA, Philippines—It was a fresh start as a post-pandemic meeting of the ForSOAR Luzon versus OAR Fathers in a friendly-brotherly basketball match, held at the home of the Golden Stags in San Sebastian College-Recoletos Manila Gymnasium. The event was held last August 13. The ForSOAR won by points. The Fathers won by feeding and welcoming the ForSOARs. It was never a clash between mythic versus legends but simply mirrors the second joyful mystery-the visitation. The excitement was high like Mary and Elizabeth’s moment. FORSOAR stands for Former Seminarians of the Order of Augustinian Recollects. Such is the…


USJ-R Balamban, ForSOAR de Cebu and Arcores International launch ‘Gugma ni San Jose’

CEBU CITY— ‘Gugma ni San Jose’ (Love of St. Joseph), a community pantry initiative of University of San Jose–Recoletos de Balamban, ForSOAR de Cebu and Arcores International was successfully launched last June 26, 2021. As ‘Gugma ni San Jose’ brings the spirit of the Year of St. Joseph into fruition, the launching distributed 150 packs…


“The Last of the Mohicans” reveals Recoletos’ connection with San Miguel Corporation

MANILA—Being connected with San Miguel Corporation spawned a perception that Recoletos is one of the richest, if not the richest, among religious institutes in the Philippines. True or False?


ForSOAR Cebu Meet

September 12, 2016, a Monday and national holiday, was a historic day that would be forever etched in the history of the organization, Former Seminarians of the Order of Augustinian Recollects (ForSOAR), Cebu Chapter. It was on this day that the members of the said organization gathered together for a day of meeting that started…


Romanillos, Elected President of the Filipino Academy of the Spanish Language

In the meeting convened for the purpose on Monday 22 August and by a unanimous vote, Professor Emmanuel Luis A. Romanillos was elected Director of the Filipino Academy of the Spanish Language, corresponding to the Royal Spanish Academy. He has been a member since 2005 and until today he belongs to the Board of Trustees…


ForSOAR explores SARF membership

PANSOL, CALAMBA, LAGUNA—Former Seminarians of the OAR (FoRSOAR) members mostly from Luzon gathered at Villa San Miguel resort in Pansol, Calamba, Laguna last April 30 to May 1, 2016 to discuss matters regarding SARF affiliation. This gathering is the fourth leg of meetings where those given the task of studying the possibility of affiliating ForSOAR…


Bacolod holds press conference on Centennial of Padre Ferrero’s death

BACOLOD CITY—A Press Conference on the Centennial of the death of Padre Mauricio Ferrero, OAR, builder of Bacolod, was held at the Conference Room of the Bacolod Bishop’s House last May 16, 2016.  Bishop Vicente Navarra, D.D.;  Professor Emmanuel Luis Romanillos; Sir Modesto Sa-onoy; Fr. Ireneo Gordoncillo; Dr. Dennis Madrigal;  Dr. Annabee Magbanua; Ms. Butch…


Dr. Raul V. Fabella: A Recollect Education Product Among 5 New UP Professors Emeriti

The UP Board of Regents at its 1309th meeting on 22 July 2015 approved the appointments of five University of the Philippines Diliman faculty members as professors emeriti. They are Dr. Raul V. Fabella from the School of Economics, Dr. Grace J. Alfonso from the College of Mass Communication, Dr. Emerlinda R. Roman from Cesar…