Sports Fest 2014 Opens

Posted by: James V. Domingo, 2014-08-11

With the theme “Better, Faster, Stronger Salettinian”, the Sports Fest 2014 kicked off on the 30th of July, Wednesday, bringing the whole University of La Salette in great festivity.

The program started with the parade and presentation of colleges by their respective deans. Meanwhile, the SAYAWEH, led the invocation, and the Salettinian Dance Troupe and Salettinian HipHop male dancers afterwards presented an intermission number. Also, Mr. Carmelo Patricio showcased his talent in “KATA”, a detailed choreographed movements.

Mr. Arsenio Asuncion, the university sports coordinator, presented last years sports fest winners, the PRISAA national athletes; Carmelo Patricio and Den Derick Domingo, bronze and silver medalists in Karatedo and Taekwando, respectively, served as torchbearers followed by the Pledge of Sportsmanship by Cassandra Dayaoen, Karatedo bronze medalist.

To formally open the Sportsfest 2014, Rev. Fr. Franklin Picio, M.S., the University President,together with the Deans of different colleges spearheaded the cutting of ribbon and releasing of balloons. With zest, each of the colleges also presented their sample cheers to embody the spirit of their respective departments.

We are all Salettinian community and in every competition, we must show  sportsmanship because that is a sign of a Salettinian spirit,”said Fr. Frank in his inspirartional message.


ULS marks its 16th Anniversary

Posted by: Jestone Pungan, 2014-08-10

La Salette celebrated its 16th year of existence as university at the New Gymnasium on June 25, 2014. The celebration was spearheaded by the School Administration, Department of Student Service and Affairs and the Student Executive Council. It started with the flag raising ceremony and a customary thanksgiving mass presided by the Vice President for Student Service and Affairs, Rev. Fr. Stevan Munar, M.S. Afterwards, the University President, Fr. Franlklin G. Picio, M.S. PhD. welcomed both the new and old students with a warm message.

To give life to the celebration, a Search for Most Informative and Creative Office was held. It aims to showcase talent, creativity and ingenuity of students, faculty and staff by redecorating their respective offices using indigenous materials. As a result, the College of Education, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering and Architecture and Office of Human Development Center emerged as winners.

As a tradition, the afternoon of the same day served as a time of the essence of camaraderie and warm welcome to new students on their respective college through an Acquaintance Party.

Gallestre Qualifies for TOSP Region II

Posted by: Kevin Dulay and Willy Gamiz, 2014-08-09

As in the preceding years, another Salettinian made it as one of the 11 Regional finalists in the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) Region II for 2014. Kathleen Mae Galestre, an AB Political Science graduate, was among the adjudged qualifiers who showed exemplary performance both in academic, extra and co-curricular activities and community service.  Ms. Galestre is actively involved in different community and school programs of the College of Arts and Sciences.          

The interview and awarding was held at Nueva Vizcaya State University on May 9, 2014. Along with Ms. Galestre during the awarding ceremony were Fr. Stevan G. Munar, M.S, the Vice President for Spiritual and Student Services and Affairs, and Ms. Marjorie Simangan, MPA, faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences. Also, Atty. Catherine May Alberto, 2005 National TOSP Finalist and alumna of the University, was in the ceremony to give an inspiring message to the guests and awardees.

The Search for Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines is an annual recognition of graduating college students who have not only excelled academically, but have also dedicated their talents and leadership abilities in making a difference by becoming socially involved in their organizations and fields of interests for the greater good of their respective communities.

The annual search is sponsored by the RFM Foundation in collaboration with RFM Corporation, Commission on Higher Education, National Bookstore, Inc., and Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company. 

“It is our choice… that shows what we truly are far more than our abilities- J.K. Rowling.

This is the dictum that guided me in my quest to the 10 outstanding students of the Philippines- Region 2”, said Miss. Kathleen Mae Galestre after being interviewed regarding her experience in the TOSP quest. 

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