BACOLOD CITY – Drum beats and cheers signaled the opening of the 31st season of the Students’ Congress of Recollect Schools (SCORES), welcoming the eighty-seven delegates of nine Recollect Schools today, by this year’s host, University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos.
Msgr. Louie Galbines concelebrated the Holy Mass with the Recollect priests prior to the Opening Program.
“Truth without mercy is cruelty; mercy without truth is sentimentality,” Msgr. Galbines said, stressing this year’s theme, “Recollect Youth: Communicators of Truth and Mercy.”
The Opening Program included the showcase of Junior High School Department’s talents, turning over of the delegates to the hosts families and a recap of the first day.
“Proclaim the truth and lead the youth in Jesus’ name,” University President Fr. Eduardo S. Celiz, OAR emphasized in his opening remarks.
The participating Recollect schools are University of San Jose – Recoletos, Balamban and Basak campuses, San Sebastian College – Recoletos de Manila, San Sebastian College – Recoletos de Cavite, Colegio de Sto. Tomas – Recoletos, San Carlos City, Colegio San Nicolas de Tolentino – Recoletos, Talisay City, San Pedro Academy – Recoletos, Caidiocan, San Pedro Academy, Valencia and University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos, Bacolod.