To ask for the guidance and blessing of Sr. Sto. Nino, Gov. Alfonso D. Tan College (GADTC) celebrated its annual feast dubbed as "Prititit sa GADTC" first time virtually, January 25, 2021.
The activity was also a part of the welcoming rituals for the academic year 2020-2021. According to the College President Dr. Maricelle M. Nueva in her speech that the celebration was a thanksgiving for all Alfonsos for overcoming the first semester with perseverance in times of pandemic.
She also highlighted the importance of time management and cherished every moment with the family and everything.
"Do not overwork yourself, take care of your health and find time for your family," she said.
Tangub City Mayor Jennifer Tan and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BOT) also agreed that we need to manage our time well and find time for our family, self, and friends.
Henceforth, Mark Caberos, a faculty of GADTC, also shared his experience as a devotee of the patron saint for almost seven years. According to him, Sr. Sto. Nino never fails to grant his wishes, especially when he took the Licensure Examination for Teachers.
Furthermore, Gender and Development Officer Margareth Ugnit also discussed the programs and activities initiated by their office for the whole semester.
These activities were the Health and Wellness Program, Alfonsos #H4U, Alfonsos Gender Initiatives for Quality, and the Going Green Program.
Health and Wellness Program is an avenue for employees to break and unwind and help boost productivity, leading to a lower rate of health problems. Here, employees might choose one activity; basic flexibility exercises, body conditioning, and weight loss exercises.
Alfonsos #H4U was an activity created alongside the Guidance and Admission Office and Office of the Student Affairs. This was for all Alfonsos in these trying times to reach out, care, and show that we are here for you. It offers a lifeline service, especially to those who are experiencing a personal crisis.
Alfonsos Gender Initiatives for Quality was a program for students to fully understand current gender issues and provide opportunities to advocate gender equality for the development of the community.
Going Green Program was an environmental program that takes actions on ecological issues and molds students to be generation leaders.
The virtual celebration ended with awarding the Month's Awardees who received a bouquet and a cash prize. The winners were Helen Manaloto, Nancy Edios, Florife Limpao, /Billy Aguaviva and Renante Rios.