Andres Bonifacio College

College Park, Dipolog City, Philippines 7100

by admin on 01 22nd, 2010
 ‘Let’s bring the association closer to them’— ABC Alumni prexy urges co-officers

‘Let’s bring the association closer to them’— ABC Alumni prexy urges co-officers

“I encourage every [officer] to join hands and help put our acts together to make a difference.”

These were the words uttered by Colonel Oscar A. Recentes, newly-inducted President of the Andres Bonifacio College Alumni Association Inc. (ABC-AA), in his acceptance message during the Induction and Oath-taking ceremonies held last January 16 at the Alumni Hall of ABCollege, this city.

Recentes, a retired colonel of the Philippine army replaced Atty. Henry D. Adasa who chose to step down as Vice President after refusing to run for reelection. During his speech, Recentes pointed out that if the last alumni homecoming is to be gauged, the Association maybe facing a dilemma. He said that the lack of participation during such an event clearly demonstrates the graduates’ seemingly negative attitudes.

He stressed that in the preamble of its by-laws, the Association should serve as an instrument in maintaining loyalty and strengthening affection to ABCollege as an Alma Mater. “There is therefore a pressing need to formulate viable plans and policies—the bottom line of which is to bring the Association closer to the Alumni,” the ex-military man continued.

To make his vision a reality, Recentes urged his fellow officers to bring the organization closer to the Alumni. “This is our challenge. After all, we are not the problem, we are the solution,” he disclosed.

Recentes took his oath before Mrs. Nellie Reluya-Saberon, the officer-in-charge of ABCollege’s office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Other officers sworn were: Atty. Henry Adasa (Vice President); Mrs. Ma. Marlie M. Cadavedo (Secretary); Mrs. Marigen H. Macaranas (Treasurer); Mrs. Carmelita B. Jumuad (Auditor); Mr. Patrick D. Mabbagu (Press Relations Officer); Mrs. Lolita T. James and Hon. Robert A. Roda (Business and Social Managers); and Lt. Pablito R. Almirol and Mr. Rodrigo A. Recentes (Sergeants at Arms).

This year’s members of the Board of Directors include: Atty. Belen T. James, Atty. Norberto L. Denura, Mrs. Julieta U. Realiza, Assistant Superintendent Santiago M. Andag, Mr. Expedito T. Beldad, Mrs. Mildred J. Suan and Mr. Ivo A. Gadingan.

Mr. Roseller V. Reginan Jr., the director for Alumni and Public Affairs Office graced the said occasion. Also in attendance was Atty. Isagani S. Amatong, member of ABCollege’s Board of Trustees. (by padm)

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