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HNU MEMORIES CAPTURED IN PHOTOS

One of the highlights during the school’s culmination of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration was the photo exhibits held from February 12 — 15, 2008 at the Bohol Quality Atrium. The said public display was formally opened with a short but colorful program at 10:00 a.m. on February 12.

As all panels were yet covered with cloth and guarded by the high school boy scouts and girl scouts officers, the program commenced with an invocation and the singing of the Philippine national anthem led by the Himig Diwa. Then the audience was greeted by the two dynamic emcees, Ms. Grace Cielo Tumale and Mr. Sandy Cagoco, both senior high school students. A group of grade school pupils sang "I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing" and then were followed by some high school students who gave their own rendition of the HNU jingle, "I Wannabe."

Mr. Ted Ramasola, the son of the renowned local photographer and artist, Ric Ramasola, gave a thought-provoking speech about what pictures can do to people and how the latter ought to treat pictures. He challenged the audience to really relish the moment when viewing the photo exhibits. A commercial artist, Mr. Ramasola has shared his talent to the local industries, particularly in making advertisements or promotional materials.

Another very significant part of the program was the singing of "The DJ Song" ("DJ" for Diamond Jubilee) by a group of grade school pupils. "It's time to be happy, it's time to celebrate, it's time to be grateful, it's our Diamond Jubilee" went the chorus. Each stanza was a glimpse into the institution's culture and rich history. Finally, the emcees requested the audience to stand and witness the ribbon-cutting ceremony which was led by the university president, Fr. Ernesto Lagura, SVD and the alumni association president, Judge Suceso Arcamo. With the playing of the Holy Name March by the HNU Band, some were teary-eyed as the dramatic unveiling of exhibits followed.

Guests and Holy Namians viewed the numerous pictures dating from 1947 up to the present, and were amazed at how most of the old pictures were still preserved. In the following days, groups of students from the different schools in the city and other visitors also had the chance to view the exhibits until they were transferred to the HNU Photographic Museum on February 15.

Members of the Exhibits Committee chaired by Mrs. Michele Rellita were Dr. Estrellita Sajulan, Mrs. Alejandria Marcojos, Mrs. Asuncion Pabalan, Mr. Jose Pabalan, Mr. Cenon Agbayani, Mrs. Maria Paz Espiritu, Mrs. Victoria Millanar, Mrs. Lourdes Aparicio, Ms. Ma. Celia Zaldivar, Ms. Reyna Clemeña, Mr. Marlon Jala and Mr. Ian Paul Cainglet.



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