DWCU HOSTS CEAP REGION 1 CONVENTION


DWCU HOSTS CEAP REGION 1 CONVENTION

CEAP 2017 backdropMore than one thousand (1,000) delegates from different provinces of Region 1 attended the CEAP Regional Convention held at Divine Word College of Urdaneta last July 22, 2017. The said activity started with a mass at 8:30 AM presided by Rev. Fr. Numeriano A. Gabot, Jr., Vicar-General of the Diocese of Urdaneta. At 9:00 AM, Fr. Crisanto Draculan, the Superintendent of the Diocesan Schools of Urdaneta gave his sincere welcome to the participants. Msgr. Manuel S. Bravo, Trustee-President, CEAP Regional 1 presented the overview of the assembly. Dr. Everlita N. Quinto, Trustee-Secretary of CEAP Region 1 was tasked to present the Diocesan delegates and religious schools to the assembly.

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Fr. Joel E. Tabora, SJ, CEAP President

The CEAP President Fr. Joel E. Tabora, SJ, was also present, inspiring and motivating the different CEAP Schools of Region 1 to continue pursuing excellence as a school and as a Catholic Institution. “As a Catholic school immersed and rooted in the society, with its challenges, it has the mission to make an impact in the society,” highlighted by Fr. Tabora.

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Most Rev. Socrates B. Villegas, DD., Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan

Most Rev. Socrates B. Villegas, DD, Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan was the keynote speaker of the convention. His message revolved around the theme “Communio: Building and Sustaining Communities for Life.” Archbishop Villegas emphasized that “Communion is first and foremost a communion with Christ and Church. Communion is citizenship, communion is compassion, courtesy and communion is for life.”

Moreover, the Executive Director of FAPE, Ms. Rhodora Angela A. Ferrer, updated the delegates on PEAC & FAPE achievements and plans. In the afternoon, Fr. Elmer G. Dizon, Vice President of CEAP gave an input on Phil Catholic Schools Standard (PCCS) to the members of the convention. Atty. Joseph Noel Estrada, the CEAP legal counsel talked about the legal cases confronting the Catholic Schools. The closing remarks was given by Fr. Cirilo Ortega, SVD, Vice Trustee, Region 1 and closing prayer and blessings was given by Fr. Roberto J. Ibay, SVD, President of DWCU. The convention ended at 5:00 PM. It was indeed a concrete experience of communion among the catholic schools in Region 1.

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