UNO-R updates on COVID-19 response

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Bacolod City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL–Amidst the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Negros Occidental continues its mission to evangelize the people of Negros and to spread hope during this time of trial.

Bishop Buzon leads UNO-R Mass of the Holy Spirit

Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon, SDB, DD led the Mass of the Holy Spirit last September 30, 2020 at the Oratory of St. Nicholas of Tolentine at 10 am.  The Mass was also aired on livestream via facebook.  The theme was “Come Holy Spirit, Come Father of the Poor”.  In his homily, Bishop Buzon said, we must always be faithful to God like Job whose fidelity to God was tested.  Today’s pandemic is a test of our faithfulness to God.  We have to be aware of the presence of God in our lives.  The pandemic has taught us that we are helpless without God. He also reminded everyone of the spirituality of stewardship and the celebration of the season of Creation. COVID 19  is not a creation of God nor a punishment from God, but this is the effect of what we have done with God’s Creation.  Man has destroyed the natural order of the world. Man thought that he owned the world,  we must remember we are just stewards of creation, the Bishop added.   

God has entrusted nature for us to take care. Worst, man played God and when we play God, we destroy the order of everything. We must not look for or plan a new normal. The new normal is “Traquilitas Ordinis” (harmony of nature). This means that we have to go back to the original plan of God- the original order. We have to follow God and His ways.  We have to put everything in order and return to God.  As members of the academe, learn so much and maximize your learning, and always have to return to God. 

The Bishop quoted St. Thomas Aquinas, when what he would ask God in return for his works for Him. St. Thomas responded “Lord I ask for noting except You.” Bishop Buzon closed his homily by reminding the university community that in all that you do, seek God alone and you will never get lost. As a community, help build the Kingdom of God. Fray Don Besana, OAR and Fray William Villaflor, OAR and two deacons of the Diocese joined the Bishop.

UNO-R implements BACTRAC

The University of Negros Occidental Recoletos is implementing the COVID 19 Contact Tracing System (BaC-Trac) in compliance with Bacolod City Ordinance #941 s.2020. The scanning of BaC-Trac QR codes have already started last Monday, October 12, 2020.  The scanner is at the entrance gate at the main lobby.  The said City Ordinance, passed last September 23,  2020, was authored by Councilor Lady Gles Gonzales-Pallen. Section 8 A. 2 orders that “all private business establishments and entities to include religious and educational institutions” are required to register in the Bacolod City website. Section 8 further provides that once registered, these establishments and gov’t offices shall download the BaC-Trac mobile application.  All BaC-Trac Citizens’ or Visitors’ cards of persons who are entering these establishments or offices shall be scanned using the mobile application.  Furthermore, these offices are required to maintain a manual logbook to ensure that all clients and visitors not registered in the SC-CCTS shall be properly recorded and the same shall be submitted directly to the Integrated Provincial Health Office on a weekly basis.  BaC-Trac registration is open to all for free at www.bactrac.bacolodcity.gov.ph.

UNO-R celebrates Rosary Month

The UNO-R Campus Ministry Office initiated the daily online Rosary during this Holy Rosary Month every 3 pm. This is a devotion of the university community that manifests its Marian character where the Blessed Mother is the model of faith for every UNO-Rian. The month of October is dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary.  October 7 is the liturgical feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.  We honor the Blessed Mother in gratitude for the protection that She gives the Church.  The sponsors of the online Rosary at UNO-R are CMO (Oct. 1);  ReEd & IMC (Oct. 2); FLDL (Oct. 5); SHS & SDPC (Oct. 6); IS (K-10) with SDPC (Oct. 7); Sports, Agri.  & Engineering (Oct. 8);  RDO & IT (Oct. 9); ICTD, DSA, & Maintenance (Oct 12); CAMHS, CBA, & HM Lab (Oct. 13);  College SDPC, Medical/ Dental Clinic and Bookstore (Oct. 14);  COEd & UNOFELA (Oct. 15); UCDO & Scholarships’ Office (Oct. 16); CCJE (Oct. 19); STEP. External Affairs and MIS (Oct. 20);  HMDO, VP-Admin & VP-Academics (Oct. 21);  Property Admin. Office (Oct. 22); Accounting Office (Oct 23);  CAS (Oct. 26);  PQA & President’s Office Oct. 27);  SSD & BGAA (Oct 28); RBGS, Law, MedTech Lab; Social Work Lab (Oct. 29);  and  Culmination day -Oratory (Oct 30). (Data from Campus Ministry Office)

UCDO initiates Boxes of Love Project

ONE LOVE.  As one UNORian community, we are creating ripples of hope: that in due time the pandemic crisis will end, that goodness will prevail, and that God will always be with us. In these very trying times, the University Community Development Office (UCDO) has put human faces to sincere kindness, compassion, and self-giving amid great need, panic and uncertainty.  Kindly drop your donation from 9 AM- 12 NN. A boxes are provided at the entrance of the main gate of UNO-Recoletos for those who wish to share cash or in-kind donations (rice, canned goods, milk, noodles, etc…) You may also pre- register your donation through this link so we can prepare the acknowledgement letter and donation receipt ahead of time: http://bit.ly/OneLoveUNOR,  You may also text or call:  Ms. Maribel Gonzales at 0923- 581- 1537 or Mr. Elmeer Meeynard Calimpos at 0977-414-8327.

Fr. President issues Memo on Guidelines during GCQ

Fray Don Besana, OAR, University President, issued Memo no. 020 s. 2020-2021, otherwise known as University Guidelines for General Community Quarantine (GCQ) in consonance with the City Executive Order.  The memo said that despite the downgrading of the status of the city from MECQ to GCQ,   UNO-R is bent on exercising precautionary measures to promote the health and welfare of all its employees.  In addition to the observance of the minimum health protocols recommended by the IATF,  the UNO-R School Board had decided on the following: “Work from Home scheme” for all employees for the period of October 1 – 15, 2020; entry to the campus is still restricted except for Office of the Registrar, ICTD, HRMDO, Accounting office, the Property Administrator’s office, Medical-Dental Clinic and other offices provided that minimum number of personnel shall be observed; READS shall  not report but are encouraged to stay at home all the time;  and ingress to the campus shall be minimized.

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    November 1, 2020

    ALL SAINTS’ DAY
    “The Solemnity of All Saints is ‘our’ feast not because we are good, but because the holiness of God touches our lives.” (Pope Francis)

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Marjorie Palacat, AR

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    November 2, 2020

    +ALL SOULS’ DAY

    As we prayerfully remember our beloved dead, we are reminded that eternal life “is not an unending succession of days, but an immersion of oneself in the ocean of infinite love, in which time, before and after, no longer exists.” (Pope Benedict XVI)

    Note: The customary celebration of the mass on this day at Himlayang Pilipino by the Recoletos Family members in Luzon is canceled. (cf. IATF Resolution No. 72, dated Sept. 17, 2020)

    NOTE: PLENARY INDULGENCE is extended beyond Nov. 1-8, 2020. Cf. https://www.vaticannews.va/en/vatican-city/news/2020-10/decree-plenary-indulgence- faithful-departed-november.html

    BIRTHDAY
    Jovert Jimenez (RAY-Caidiocan)

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    November 3, 2020

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Lolita Esteves, AR

    ANNIVERSARY OF SIMPLE PROFESSION
    (1971-2020)
    Fray Regino Bangcaya

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Bernardita Villamor, AR

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    November 4, 2020

    PRAYER INTENTION: FOR OAR VOCATION (cf. LAMP I,5c) GENERAL COUNCIL MEETING / Rome / November 4-6

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Zenaida Cabanes, AR
    Sr. Ma. Esperanza Mae Valmores, AR

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    November 5, 2020

    NEGROS DAY / AL CINCO DE NOVIEMBRE

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Romeo Ben Potencio, Jr.
    Fray Rey Jay Quevedo (simply prof.)
    Andrei John Ea (RAY-Bacolod)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    (2000-2020)
    Fray Federico de la Rosa

6
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    November 6, 2020

    COMMEMORATION OF THE DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE ORDER

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Ma. Leoncia Bandal, AR
    Sr. Rona Alaza, AR
    Sr. Liezl Palabrica, AR
    Jeaseamaine Genelaso (RAY-Provincialate)

7
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    November 7, 2020

    SOLEMN PROFESSION OF FRAY RAMON B. BITANCOR III, OAR
    Venue: OLCP Mira-Nila Homes, Quezon City Time: 10:00 A.M.

    BLD. GRATIA OF KOTOR, Religious (Patron of OAR Lay Collaborators)

    9th CATHOLIC SOCIAL MEDIA SUMMIT
    VISIT: https://catholicsocialmediasummit.com/

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Ma. Cecilia Palomo, AR

8
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    November 8, 2020

    START OF THE NOVENA TO NUESTRA SRA. DE LA SALUD

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Alfreda Galinato, AR

9
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    November 9, 2020

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Emilio Jaruda, Jr.

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Fray Jesus Pastor Paloma (1996-2020)

10
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    November 10, 2020

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Hermosilla Torreon, AR

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Lourdes de San Agustin, AR

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    November 11, 2020

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Gemma Netollama, AR
    Sr. Christie Maquiling, AR

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Fernanda Balaba, AR

12
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    November 12, 2020

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Cristine Tenio, AR

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Ma. Corazon Nartia, AR

13
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    November 13, 2020

    ST. AUGUSTINE’S 1,666th BIRTHDAY

    ALL SAINTS OF THE ORDER

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Mo. Remedios de la Cruz, AR
    Sr. Rechilda Llorando, AR

14
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    November 14, 2020

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Clementina Galve, AR
    Sr. Luzviminda Escal, AR

15
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    November 15, 2020

    WORLD DAY OF THE POOR

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Marites Carasig, OAR (Tangub Monastery)
    Sr. Ma. Elisa Abellaniza, AR

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Encarnacion del Santissimo Sacramento, AR
    Sr. Consolacion Salamanca, AR
    Sr. Ma. Belen Muñez, AR
    Sr. Juana Mirasol, AR

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    November 16, 2020

    DEDICATION AND CONSECRATION of the newly-renovated church of OLMCP-R, Cebu City
    Mass Presider: Archbp. Jose Palma, D.D.
    Live streaming at 4:00 P.M

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Roldan Benemerito (novice)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Mo. Carmen Alba, AR

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    November 17, 2020

    SOLEMNITY OF NUESTRA SEÑORA DE LA SALUD
    Fiesta Mass of La Salud @ SNDTP Quezon City|
    Live streaming @ 6:00 P.M.

    Fiesta Mass of La Salud @ OLMCP-R Cebu

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Nestor Raras
    Fray James Francis Bago (novice)

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    November 18, 2020

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Ricarda Raganas, AR

19
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    November 19, 2020

    PRAYER INTENTION: FOR THE SICK (cf. LAMP I,5c)

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Dolores Diana, AR
    Sr. Nobie Noman, AR
    Sr. Ma. Jeanne Partosa, AR
    Sr. Josephine Tanio, AR

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    November 20, 2020

    50th ANNIVERSARY OF POPE PAUL VIs “DECRETUM LAUDIS” granted to the Congregation of the Augustinian Recollect Sisters
    Mass Presider: Bp. Broderick Pabillo, D.D.
    Time: 10:00 A.M.

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Ralph Laureen Ciceron
    Mo. Eufemia Lauzon, AR
    Rea Mae Avila (RAY-Provincialate)

    ANNIVERSARY OF SOLEMN PROFESSION
    (2001-2020)
    Mo. Ma. Emy Catalonia, OAR (Tangub Monastery)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Celestina de San Nicolas de Tolentino, AR

21
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    November 21, 2020

    ANNIVERSARY OF APPOINTMENT AS ARCHBISHOP
    Archbp. Peter Liu Cheng-chung (Diocese of Kaoshiung, Taiwan)

    ANNIVERSARY OF SIMPLE PROFESSION
    (1998-2020)
    Mo. Ma. Emy Catalonia, OAR (Tangub Monastery)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Fray Santos Serato (2003-2020)
    Sr. Ma. Clara Flores, AR

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    November 22, 2020

    SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Consejo de Santa Monica, AR
    Sr. Ma. Paulita Llacer, AR

23
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    November 23, 2020

    BIRTHDAY
    Erika Nicole Fruylan (RAY-Bacolod)

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    November 24, 2020

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Sir Michael Dineros
    Sr. Fulgencia Relos, AR
    Sr. Cathryn Nove Vila, AR
    Sherwin Louie Laserna (RAY-Talisay)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Imelda Lachica, AR
    Sr. Mary Bernard Matanguihan, AR

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    November 25, 2020

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Feliciano Campomanes, Jr
    Sr. Ma. Ninfa Inzon, AR
    Kate Lynn Alvarado (RAY-Talisay)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Carmela de Santa Teresita, AR
    Sr. Francisca Abad, AR

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    November 27, 2020

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Ivan Cuison (simply prof.)
    Sr. Antonietta Castañares, AR
    Sr. Rhiza Eltanal, AR

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    November 28, 2020

    PRAYER INTENTION: FOR THE MISSION (cf. LAMP I,5c)

    CONSISTORY FOR THE CREATION OF 13 NEW CARDINALS
    [Cardinals wear the color red which indicates their willingness to sacrifice themselves usque ad sanguinis effusionem, that is, to the point of shedding their own blood, in the service of the Successor of Peter]

    Below 80:

    • Maltese Mario Grech (Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops)
    • Italian Marcello Semeraro (new Prefect for the Congregation of Saints’ Causes)
    • Archbishop of Kilgali, Rwanda, Antoine Kambanda
    •  Archbishop of Washington, United States, Wilton Gregory
    • Archbishop of Capiz, Philippines, Jose Fuerte Advincula
    •  Archbishop of Santiago, Chile, Celestino Aós Braco
    • Apostolic Vicar of Brunei, Cornelius Sim
    • Archbishop of Siena, Italia, Augusto Paolo Lojudice
    •  Italian Fr. Mauro Gambetti (Guardian of the Franciscan Sacro Convento in Assisi)

     

    Above 80:

    • Felipe Arizmendi Esquivel, Archbishop Emeritus of San Cristóbal de Las Casas (Mexico)
    •  former Apostolic Nuncio Silvano Tomasi, former permanent observer at the United Nations in Geneva who then worked in the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
    •  Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the Papal Household
    • Pastor of the Shrine of Divine Love, Msgr. Enrico Feroci

     

    XXII FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY of the PROVINCE OF ST. EZEKIEL MORENO (1998-2020)

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Eva Grace Cadungog, AR

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (2013-2020)
    Fray Jose Prudencio Castillo
    Fray Giovanni Gil Magbojos
    Fray Alexus Mansueto
    Fray Joseph Cyprian Panaligan

    9th ANNIVERSARY (2011-2020) OF ACCEPTANCE AS BROTHERS/SISTER GENERAL OF THE ORDER (OAR)
    Hon. Rufus Rodriguez
    Mr. Fulgencio Culaton
    Dr. Milagros Espina

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    November 29, 2020

    FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Glynn Ortega

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Ma. Ester Anacleto, AR

30
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    November 30, 2020

    ST. ANDREW, apostle

    Holiday: BONIFACIO DAY

     

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