San Sebastian College-Recoletos de Cavite (SSC-RdC) and Cebu YM Technology Inc. (CYMTI) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) confirming partnership, August 17, 2017 at SSC-RdC, Cavite City. The MOA was signed between SSC-RdC’s President, Rev. Fr. Cristituto A. Palomar, OAR and VP for Academics, Rev. Fr. James Dexter R. Taquis, and CYMTI’s General Manager, Mr. Toshihiro Hori, and Production Control Manager, Ms. Buenafe Boiser.
Protocol no. 0085/17 of July 19, 2017, issued by Rev. Fr. Dionisio Selma, OAR, Prior Provincial of the OAR Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno, confirmed the election by the UNO-R Board of Trustees of Rev. Fr. Don Besana, OAR as Vice President for Academics and Rev. Fr. Perzius Joseph Decena, OAR as Vice President for Religious Affairs of the university.
Prior to this assignment, Fr. Don was the VP-Administration of San Sebastian College, Cavite and he was assigned as Chaplain/ CMO Director of UNO-R in 2001-2003. His former assignments include Cebu, Baguio, Sierra Leone, Baguio, Cavite, and Manila. He made his solemn profession on July 23, 1999, and was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood on December 08, 2000. He was then assigned as Assistant Parish Priest in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Cebu City. He was then assigned to UNO-R in 2001 -2003 where he served as Chaplain, CMO Director, UCDO Director and RESOURCE Treasurer and Vice President. He was then transferred to the Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary (2003-2004)in Baguio as Spiritual Director, Procurator, and Vice Prior. Embracing the call for the missions, Fr. Don went to Kamabai, Sierra Leone in Africa from 2004-2006 where he was made as Prior of the community. In 2006 -2013, he went back to the Seminary in Baguio as Spiritual Director, Dean of Studies, Registrar, Vice Prior and Rector. Fr4om 2013 -2015, he was assigned to San Sebastian College –Recoletos, Manila as VP-administration and HRDC Director. And in 2015 he was assigned to SSC-R, Cavite as Vice Prior, VP-Administration, and HRMO Director. Recently, Fr. Don received his degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Management from St. Louis University in Baguio.
On the other hand, Fr. Perzius is also the University Chaplain and the Director of the Campus Ministry Office (CMO). The UNO-R School Board has also appointed Fr. Perzius Director of Religious Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
The School Board also appointed Rev. Fr. Abraham Latoza, OAR as the Principal of the UNO-R Integrated School while Rev. Fr. Louie Gabinete, OAR as Director for Scholarships, concurrent to his being the Vice President for Student Welfare.
As of 3 PM today, May 3, 2017, the dean of the UNO-R School of Law has identified 13 passers from the University of Negros Occidental –Recoletos. The new UNO-Recoletos lawyers are:
CEBU CITY--As Josenian filmmakers gain recognitions in film festivals outside the campus, the University of San Jose-Recoletos administrators thought it was about time to give them an opportunity to showcase their works in their home turf.
That is why USJ-R, through the Department of Journalism and Communication (DJC), held the first ever Recoletos Film Festival in partnership with the Recoletos Communications Inc. (RCI) of the Order of Augustinian Recollects (OAR), last March 26, 2017.
“Let us consider this Recoletos Film Festival as a showcase for both arts and faith,” said Prior Provincial Fr. Dionisio Selma, OAR in his speech during the program held at the SM Seaside City Cebu Mountain Wing Atrium.
RCI is the agent of evangelization and social transformation of the Order using the new media.
Dr. Nestor Ramirez, DJC chairman, said the department collaborated with Fr. Reynaldo “Boyax” Jaranilla, OAR, RCI president, to be able to put up a film festival for Josenians filmmakers as some of them are already making a name for themselves in local film fests.
Dr. Ramirez was referring to the recent exploits of Josenian filmmakers in this year’s Sinulog Film Festival where the best film and second best film awards were bagged by Josenians.
“Portal 40” directed by Josenian instructor Philip Lapinid IV won the festival’s top prize. Lapinid also won best director.
Meanwhile, “Sugilanon ni Lukas” by Josenian student filmmaker Niño Justin Tecson won second best film. Tecson’s other short film, “No Seguir”, bested 200 other entries to win the C1 Minute Top Student Film Award of Cinema One Originals film fest in Nov. 2016.
1st Recoletos Film Festival
The maiden edition of the Recoletos Film Festival went nationwide in scope as it attracted 29 short film entries from all over the country, said event organizers.
Mark Q. Lifana, a Broadcast Communication graduate of Dumaguete City’s Foundation University, bagged home the top prize as his entry “Bugas” (rice) won the best film award.
The film, which also won best editing, showcased the ironic truth in the life of a farmer who provides rice for the people but could not even provide for his own family.
Fr. Jaranilla said filmmaking is “probably the best venue we have to pursue our work of new evangelization.”
“The festival went beyond our expectation than simply sounding off our eagerness to prepare Recoletos constituents in harnessing their talents in filmmaking,” he said.
(See photo gallery for the full list of winners of the 1st Recoletos Film Festival)
Best Film: “Bugas” written and directed by Mark Lifana of Foundation University, Dumaguete City
Best Director: Kurt Fick for his short film “Piyong”
Best Cinematography: Earl Yap for “Experimental forest”, University of San Carlos
Best Musical Score and Sound Design: “Experimental forest”, University of San Carlos
Best Screenplay: “Sugilanon ni Lukas”, USJ-R
Best Actor: Dwight Devora of “Sugilanon ni Lukas”, USJ-R
Best Actress: Ashly Love Marzon of “Eyeglasses”, USJ-R
Best Editing: “Bugas”, Foundation University of Dumaguete City
Best Production Design: “Pochero”, USJ-R
Special Citation Award: “Memoria” of University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos