Social & Ecological Concerns


By Elmeer Meeynard Calimpos / May 7, 2021 /

In cooperation with the University Community Development Office (UCDO), this 3- in- 1 celebration for a cause dubbed as “Pantry ni San Jose” was initiated by Fray Ronel P. Gealon, OAR in line with his 28th Sacerdotal Anniversary last April 11; his 33rd year anniversary in Religious Life last April 30, and the celebration of…

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A Vaccine for All

By Bro. Tagoy Jakosalem, OAR / February 26, 2021 /

For almost a year in this pandemic, we are still hoping for a cure to the dreaded COVID-19. Death toll continues to rise. Before the end of this month, almost 2.5 million deaths worldwide have been recorded (as of February 19, 2021, approximately 2,448,188 deaths). And yet, the vaccine war is creating instability in the…

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In Action: Men and Women in Orange

By Fray Paul Demillones, OAR / December 3, 2020 /

Valencia, Negros Oriental—The humble Church of this municipality, the Parish Our Lady of the Abandoned administered by the religious of the Order of Augustinian Recollects, has been part of the lives of the people residing in this locality. For years already, the parish has provided all the means she has to provide the spiritual needs…

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RFC-RST Outreach Program

By Fray Jhoben Rodriguez, OAR / November 30, 2020 /

Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY–Recoletos Formation Center and Recoletos School of Theology, in partnership with St. Ezekiel Moreno Novitiate-Recoletos and Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity Antipolo Chapter, initiated activities for those people suffering the brunt of typhoons Rolly and Ulysses. The friars of the abovementioned communities, together with some lay donors, after seeing the impact of…

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CaReS donates 28 bags of blood amidst Covid-19 pandemic

By Bro. Ioannes Arong / June 19, 2020 /

BAGUIO CITY–The demand for blood has always been higher than its supply. This is a fact known only too well to Roselyn Reyes, a Medical Technologist III at the Baguio General Hospital Medical Center (BGHMC). “The need for blood reaches approximately 50 units a day at BGHMC alone,” she said. “On ordinary days, we could…

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USJ-R dean represents Philippines and virtually discusses Teacher Education Institutions’ Initiatives on Biodiversity

By USJ-R Correspondent / June 6, 2020 /

CEBU CITY–June 5 is World Environment Day. To celebrate this, SEAMEO-UNESCO organized a joint webinar for this celebration entitled “COVID-19 Effects on Biodiversity: Science Education Reimagined.” USJ-R Dean of the College & Graduate School of Education and ESD Center Director Dr. Jestoni Babia is invited as panelist to discuss Teacher Education Institutions’ Initiatives on Biodiversity…

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Laudao Si’ Week 2020: Calendar of Activities

By Agustinos Recoletos / May 18, 2020 /
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Protecting Our Health, Healing Our Earth

By Bro. Tagoy Jakosalem, OAR / May 11, 2020 /

Our health is facing an untraceable enemy, destroying our humanity, the total global death toll lately is: 275,000 dead. These are not numbers, these are persons. The infections of the coronavirus become more dangerous, as they did not only inflict harm on our health, but also, “the COVID-19 crisis is threatening social cohesion within countries,…

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Fray Tagoy gave a talk on Social and Ecological Concerns at SeMoNo-Re

By Bro. Chris Pamilaga / May 8, 2020 /

Antipolo City—with the use of modern technology, Fray Jaazeal (Tagoy) Jakosalem, OAR, the representative of the Province to Arcores Internacional based in Casa San Ezekiel, Madrid, Spain, gave a video-talk through the internet (via ZOOM application) to the seven Novices together with Fray Roland Cepe, OAR, the Novice Master as they are locked down at…

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SEMONO-RE stays in Solidarity with the Poor despite the Lockdown

By Fray Joseph Neil E. Baygan / May 5, 2020 /

Antipolo City- “Closed doors cannot hold charity from overflowing.” This is the mantra of the community of St. Ezekiel Moreno Novitiate-Recoletos (SEMONO-RE) as it continues to provide spiritual and physical aid to the less fortunate around the vicinity despite the insistence of the lockdown that started last March 14, 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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