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Date: October 3, 2019Posted by: Marionette Martinez

A delegation of administrators of St. Paul University Manila—Sr. Evangeline Anastacio, SPC, President; Dr. Marichen Dychangco, VP for Academic Services; Sr. Jesusa Taccad, SPC, VP for Christian Formation; Sr. Ma. Vicenta Estrella, SPC, VP for Finance Services; and Sr. Alegria Avellaneda, SPC, VP for Administrative Services—attended the CEAP National Convention held on 25-27 September 2019 in the Iloilo Convention Center.

The convention had the theme, “Missio: Yes, Youth Can!” in line with the Year of the Youth as proclaimed by the Church.

It opened with the keynote speech of Fr. Joel Tabora, SJ , President of Ateneo de Davao University and CEAP President, on the Gravissimum Educationis, Concile Vatican II, “Catholic Learners and Students have a right to Christian (Catholic) Education.”

On the last day of the convention, Fr. Tabora, who is ending his last term as CEAP President, gave the following remarks:

I stand here before you to thank God and yourselves for the privilege in the last three years of having served you as your President. This distinction follows many years of service on the Board at different times, and many more years of service as chair of the CEAP Committee on Advocacy. Looking back at this service, which was not always easy, I thank you for allowing me with yourselves to grow in insight into and commitment to the incredible importance of Catholic education in this country. As we have stressed in this Convention: because Catholic Education in the Philippines is so important, we continue to need to come closer together to fight for its continued existence in the Philippines, no matter how strong the opposition. In God’s name we will fight “tame as doves and wily as serpents” (Mt. 10:16).

The SPU Manila delegates stayed in the Mère Monique Home for old St. Paul Sisters and were happy to have touched bases with them, including Sr. Bernardita Quinon, SPC, former Dean of the College of Nursing.