Dumaguete City to host catholic educators confab

By Jennifer C. Tilos

DUMAGUETE CITY, Aug. 15 (PIA) — A total of 124 catholic universities, colleges, and schools in Central Visayas are expected to participate in the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) regional assembly on August 16 to 17 here.

The CEAP assembly anchors on the theme “Catholic Education in Region VII: Threats, Trends and Appropriate Responses.”

This year’s gathering is spearheaded by CEAP-7 Trustee and University of San Jose – Recoletos President, Father Enrico Silab, OAR.

Each Catholic school will be sending their respective administrators, faculty members, and student leaders to the event coming from the Archdiocese of Cebu comprising the Cebu City, North Cebu and South Cebu; Dioceses of Dumaguete which include Negros Oriental and Siquijor; and Tagbilaran City and Talibon.

The gathering will start with a Eucharistic Mass presided by the Administrator of the Diocese of Dumaguete, Msgr. Gamaliel Tulabing, JCD, PC on the particular theme “Youth in Today’s Faith.”

Meanwhile, as keynote speaker of the conference, CEAP National Executive Director Ma Rhodora Angela Ferrer will grace the CEAP regional assembly opening ceremonies.

The Diocese of Dumaguete Commission on Catholic Education chair, Msgr. Marino Ybo, PC along with the president of St. Paul University Dumaguete (SPUD), Sister Nintha Lucilla Baldado, SPC and the president of Colegio de Santa Catalina de Alejandria, Father Thadeu Enrique Balongag will lead the hosting of event along with all the heads and administrators of catholic schools in Negros Oriental.

Aside from the plenary sessions and workshops, the participants will be treated with provincial tours to the different tourist attractions and destinations, and cultural performances to be presented by the different catholic schools in the city. (rmn/JCT/PIA7-Negros Oriental)


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