LEAP Election, Fellowship and Oath-taking held at Coralandia
The annual election of officers and bi-quarterly fellowship of the League of Administrative Personnel (LEAP) of Holy Name University were held at Coralandia Resort and Restaurant on July 7, 2012. Right after the fellowship, the newly elected officers took their oath of office before the HNU Vice President for Administration, Fr. Vicente L. Uy, SVD.
Only two positions were actually subjected to the election after the body unanimously approved to retain the services of the out-going officers. The Vice President and Press Relations Officer (PRO) were elected to replace Ms. Fatima Montejo, who resigned recently from HNU, and Ms. Elizabeth Aranzado, who begged-off from being retained due to the pressing K-12 demands at the Basic Education Department, respectively. The new LEAP officers for the academic year 2012-2013 are the following:
President: Mr. Jose Nino Quimson
Vice-President: Ms. Jennifer Halasan
Secretary: Ms. Mary Joyce Gonzales
Treasurer: Ms. Ritchie Anding
Auditor : Ms. Marciana Cuasito
P.R.O.: Mr. Jose Nazareno
P.R.O.: Mr. Christopher Dohig
Sports Liaison Officer: Mr. Kim Denno Cirujales
Audit/Finance Office : Mr. Danilo Fegarido
Secretaries/Clerk (Dampas Campus) : Ms. Joan Tenajeros
Secretaries/Clerk (Main Campus) : Ms. Jennie Grumo
Maintenance Staff : Mr. Ricardo Pilayre
Maintenance Staff : Bro. Abelfranfel Abante
Registrar : Ms. Loida Nistal
Registrar : Mrs. Eutropia Anding
Health Services : Mrs. Nancy Anne Villamor
CHOCSS : Engr. Noel Uy
CHOCSS : Ms. Grace Derosahinto
Lab. Assistants : Ms. Sarah Apit
The birthday celebrants of the months of January to June became instant celebrities during the fellowship. To say that this regular undertaking of the LEAP was just rehashed from one of those gatherings in the previous years is an understatement. The ambiance was just right. The ceremony provided each celebrant the limelight that was so endearing and rendered more touching with the "Lord's birthday greetings" individualized and clipped in minute and colorful note stands. The seemingly never ending camera flashes, unique poses of the more than willing subjects and the witty humor of the host added much laughter to the celebration. And, yes, the league has impressive singers that never cease to amaze the rest of the group.
Everything that transpired was indeed a result of a careful planning and meticulous preparation done by the very creative hosting group. Everybody became so relaxed. The HNU administrators were so obliging and the songs rendered by them are perhaps very apt to describe what everyone experienced during that day. "Let it Be" (Fr. Kito Estepa) captured the mood that day when everyone enjoyed each other's company. "What a Wonderful World" (Fr. Dudz Lero) laid stress on the warmth and camaraderie that was overflowing. The rendition of "Besame Mucho" (Fr. Vic Uy), with the condition that everyone should dance with it, was the best thing the group members did in unison other than eating. Frs. Cyrus Mercado and Rene Rodriguez were in their usual selves adding more variety into the celebration.
Special and memorable moments like this, when done lovingly and willingly, will be something that the LEAP will always be excited about here at HNU. Kudos again to the organizing committee!