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1st Rekoleto Fest Opens
December 5, 2019
Dante N. Peralta II

“Tatak Rekoleto: Pagpapakilala, Pagpapalalim at Pagpapayabong sa Pamayanan ng Sebastino."

This was the theme for the first ever Tatak Rekoleto Festival held in honor of the founding of the Order of Augustinian Recollects. The event kicked off with a Eucharistic Celebration and program at the Recoletos 4th Centennial Gymnasium, December 5.

In his homily, School President Rev. Fr. Rafael B. Pecson, OAR said that to know oneself was "the key, the road to wisdom." He underscored that people cannot know God nor appreciate the strengths of others without first knowing themselves. He added that the three ways to know oneself are to know who we are not, to know who we really are, and to know the reason why we are here.

The program commenced after the Mass with Mr. Reynaldo G. Geronimo, Institutional Coordinator for Culture and Arts, serving as master of ceremonies.

The Embahador Cantante de San Sebastian debuted as they led the body in the singing of the National Anthem and SSC-R de Cavite Hymn. The chorale also rendered "Baila Sebastino," the official song of the Tatak Rekoleto karakol festival.

Rev. Fr. Joseph Dexter D. Palagtiosa, OAR, Vice President for Formation, Mission and Identity, delivered the opening remarks and explained the rationale. He said that the event tests students' "ability, creativity, and belief in themselves."

JPIA, karakol tilt champ

The eagerly awaited karakol competition followed with SHS, JFINEX, READS, JPIA, Executives, CAS, NARS, CITES, and AHA all vying for various local honors.

In addition to the local and interschool competitions, there was also a guest performance by students from the Sacred Heart School of Cavite-Recoletos de Alfonso.

Cavite National High School (SHS) triumphed in the interschool competition with Saint Mary Magdalene Parish School and Cavite National High School (JHS) finishing second and third respectively.

In the Karakol sa Kalye, READS took home third place; CITES, second place; and JPIA, first place. The standings were the same for best production design.

In the end, JPIA emerged the champion for the second consecutive year. READS was this year's runner-up, and CITES placed third.

RFC students showcase talents

Bro. Ramon Bitancor III, OAR delivered the opening remarks for the afternoon session, which featured a showcase of talents from students who are taking the Recollect Formation Course.

Performances were varied, ranging from speech choir to dramas, and interpretative dance.

Students from Financial Management, Engineering and Computer Studies, and Criminal Justice Education participated.

OAR Fathers feted

Another highlight of the day was the recognition given to the Religious Administrators of SSC-R de Cavite wherein the different colleges and offices presented video messages, words of gratitude, and tokens of appreciation to the School's OAR Fathers.

Ms. Melissa B. Puti, Dean of Student Affairs, gave the closing remarks

Ms. Jolina L. Tosco and Mr. Christian Joshua DR. Novelo acted as masters of ceremonies for the afternoon segments of the program.

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