Presentation-Run Schools in the Philippines Host Virtual Closing Ceremonies

July 29, 2021 |

Binalbagan Catholic College held its virtual Baccalaureate Mass last June 16, 2021 with the theme, “BCC Graduates, JuSt Solid (Justice, Stewardship, and Solidarity) Amidst the Pandemic”.  With 33 and 237 completers for elementary and junior high school levels respectively and 298 senior high school graduates, BCC once again showed  that it is  ” faithful to its thrust for the graduates and completers of  the academic year 2020-2021 despite the restrictions and uncertainties caused by COVID-19 pandemic.

Blessed by the Eucharistic celebration, the graduates and completers were reminded to be “solid” in their Christian commitment. As a manifestation of a devout relationship with God, the completers and graduates were encouraged to do works of charity quietly for this is considered to be the highest form of love.

Rev. Radny T. Bayog, the school Chaplain ended the Mass with his congratulations to all stakeholders especially to the graduates and completers!

The Nuestra Señora delas Nieves (NSDN) could not be outdone as they held their virtual Baccalaureate Mass for the 33 Senior High School graduates last June 18, 2021 to formally close the academic year 2020-2021. The event is anchored with the theme “Kalidad ng Edukasyon Lalong Patatagin sa Gitna nga Pandemya” (Strengthening Quality Education in the Midst of Pandemic). In the homily,  Fr. Ludivico To-ong, school Chaplain and Parish Priest of Our Lady of the Snows Parish emphasized to the graduates to focus only on the things that will last longer. The virtual graduation exercises was held after the Mass.

The Nano Nagle Child Care and Learning Centers (NNCCLC) also held their virtual ceremony end of school year activity for 40 children in Binalbagan and 50 in Himamaylan.  For the parents/guardians at least it was something to mark the moving-up of their children in what is described as the ‘new normal’.

In the future, as we look back to this pandemic time, we can say that the Lord supported us, the children, the young junior high school and senior graduates and their parents/guardians, all the way.

Submitted by: Ronel Sapu-an, Dean of Education in BCC