With the theme, “Empowered Servant Leaders for the Common Good” the Lourdes College community celebrated the 91st Foundation Anniversary last February 7-11, 2019.
To open the week-long event, it began with a Eucharistic Celebration at the LC-IBED Gymnasium. Then the opening parade followed, participated by the entire Lourdes College community. Moreover, the declaration of the festivities and opening of the 2nd Mother Ignacia Cup was proclaimed by the School President S. Ma. Rufina B. Guillano, RVM. Simultaneously, the Bloodletting Activity was done at the Lourdes College Main Campus. In the afternoon, the Neo-Ethnic Dance competition was held at the Lourdes College Quadrangle which was participated by the College and Senior High School department.
This day was dedicated to student activities. Various activities have been offered by the different programs of the institution.
The STEM strand and Allied Health program offered Nutrition Counseling, Food Display, BP Taking, ECG monitoring, Glucose Monitoring, and Manufacturing Display.
The Arts and Sciences did a Photo Exhibit and conducted a Spoken Poetry contest.
The ABM strand and BUSAC-IT conducted a food bazaar and organized a booth dedicated to computer games.
The HUMSS strand and Social Work program had an Agency Exhibit which presented various agencies.
The Teacher Education Program and HUMSS strand sponsored the Tagisan ng Talino contest which was participated by the select SHS students.
In the afternoon, a Praise Jam was conducted for the LC community; this strengthened the faith of the students and was a medium to express their gratitude and praise to the Lord.
The Graduate Program sponsored a Share-a-Meal activity for the unprivileged. Also, the Final Round of the annual Debate was held in the morning. Simultaneously, the competition for the skills of the Hospitality Management and TVL-Culinary students was held at the Lourdes College Lobby, this activity lets them show off their skills which they have learned. The annual Hali Namo Night for the Alumni of Lourdes College High School was held at Limketkai, Atrium.
The afternoon also featured the 2nd RVM Tertiary Schools Cluster Activity which included song competitions, dances, and awarding of winners.
The College Department alumni facilitated a fundraising activity to fund the scholarships, and Mother Ignacia Del Espiritu Santo Night School had their homecoming which was held at the Lourdes College Auditorium; this was a way to reconnect and rekindle friendships. The Jubilarian’s Night was also held at the Lourdes College Auditorium for Lourdes College High School alumni.
On the Feast of the Our Lady of Lourdes, a Procession and Eucharistic Celebration at San Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral was done.
This was then followed by a hospital visitation to Northern Mindanao Medical Center.
Simultaneously, the Lorong Pinoy and Pista sa Nayon was held at the Quadrangle. This event showed the camaraderie of the students.
As a way to close the Festivities, the Musical-Cultural Show entitled ‘Pagpupuri 2019’ was held at the LC Auditorium. This showcased different performances by the students and faculty of the institution. The Program started with an invocation led by the LC Chorale and the singing of the National Anthem with the LC Strings, both conducted by Ms. Ana Marie V. de la Fuente, the Music Coordinator. The Philippine Overture, where various folk music, was played by the LC Strings. It was then followed by the Part 1 of the show in which ‘Dugso’ was performed by the Likhang Galaw members of both college and SHS department, instructed by Ms. Rhea Tadle, the Likhang Galaw Dance Trainor. ‘Sa Kabukiran’ was the song in line, which was played by Mr. Patrick Marlowe Oliva, together with the LC Strings. The song ‘Paraiso’ was sang by Ms. Kate Sigrid Requintina, a faculty member, together with the students Tipper Estroga, Naomi Descallar, Jehiele Macale, and a member of the LC Strings.
For the Part 2 of the show, ‘Sana’y Wala ng Wakas’ was sang by the LC Chorale together with the LC Strings, ‘Limang Dipang Tao’ and ‘Tsismis’ was performed by the dancers/members of the Likhang Galaw, the ‘Filipino Teleserye Medley’ was played by the Psychomic Band, together with Vladimir Coles as the vocalist, and the ‘Bituing Walang Ningning’ was sang by Sherebiah Nagac, a BSSW-1 student. The last part of the show was participated by the LC Chorale, Junior High School and Grade School Glee Club.
Indeed, the Foundation Day of Lourdes College is a big pact to the institution. The purpose for this celebration is not only take part and/ or participate in activities that the institution offers, but the LC community is obliged to remember that many years may have passed, yet Lourdes College remain strong and open for the people, to honor and cherish its glorious recollections, as it will empower servant leaders for the common good, now and forever.