By Maia Fortich-Poblete
Every February, the Liceo de Cagayan University campus is abuzz with activities commemorating the university’s foundation days. However, with the global health crisis still in full swing, this year’s celebration will be unlike the previous ones.
There will be no parades, food booths, fun games, music and dancing, and all the other usual exciting activities that students and guests enjoy every year. Nevertheless, the Liceo de Cagayan University Alumni Association decided to continue the tradition of holding Regresso, the annual alumni homecoming, albeit in very different circumstances.
Regresso Goes Virtual
In celebration of the 66th founding anniversary of Liceo de Cagayan University, the LDCU Alumni Association will hold Regresso Goes Virtual, this year’s alumni homecoming, on February 27, 2021. This is the first time that the annual event will be celebrated online and streamed to thousands of Liceans across the world.
Hosted by the LDCU high school batch of 1996, Regresso 2021 will serve as a virtual venue for Liceo U alumni to meet, socialize, and share networks with each other. It is the ideal online platform for reminiscing the good old days, for rekindling memories, and reconnecting with friends.
The homecoming festivities will kick off with a virtual Eucharistic celebration.
PASIDUNGONG LICEAN AND HONORING OF JUBILARIANS
Several special activities are scheduled throughout the event, starting off with Pasidungog Licean, the annual awarding of the university’s most outstanding alumni. This recognition is given to jubilarians from the following batches: 1996 (Silver), 1991 (Pearl), 1986 (Coral), 1981 (Ruby), 1976 (Sapphire), 1971 (Gold), 1966 (Jade), and 1961 (Diamond). Nominations are open for eight categories, namely:
- Service (Government, Religious, and Public Service)
- Education (Teachers and Educators)
- Good Governance (Politicians, Lawyers)
- Business & Entrepreneurship (Corporate Officers, Managers, Entrepreneurs, and Medical Representatives, among others)
- Community Empowerment (Philanthropists and Socio-Entrepreneurs)
- Science & Technology (Scientists, Research & Development, Engineers, IT Professionals, and Architects, among others)
- Sports, Culture, & the Arts (Coaches, Players, Artists, Directors, Painters, Sculptors, and Fashion Designers, among others)
- Health (Nurses, Doctors, RadTechs, and Pharmacists, among others).
After the awarding will come the honoring of jubilarians. Each batch will be called and recognized, starting off with the diamond jubilarians, the college batch of 1966, all the way up to the silver jubilarians, the high school and college graduates of 1996.
Aside from awards and recognitions, the LDCU Alumni Association has also prepared special tributes, fun and exciting games, and an electronic raffle.
Just like any other alumni homecoming, Regresso Goes Virtual will be graced by several special guests. LDCUAA President Mafel Pabillore-Gatchalian will have a significant part in the program, along with a distinguished guest speaker.
The most important guest of the evening is University President Dr. Alain Marc P. Golez, whose investiture took place last February 28, 2020, during LDCU’s 65th Foundation Day celebration.
Regresso Goes Virtual: Liceo U Alumni Homecoming 2021 will be streamed at 5pm on February 27, 2021 via https://www.facebook.com/ldcualumniassociation/ and https://www.facebook.com/regresso2021/. For those who haven’t registered yet, you can do so by clicking on this link: https://bit.ly/3trxRok. The PhP100 registration fee entitles you to one eRaffle entry. Payments are accepted via bank transfer, GCash, PayMaya, Palawan, MLhuillier, and Cebuana Padala. Details are provided in the online registration form.
Liceans who want to get an early start for the alumni celebration can join the LDCUAA bloodletting program on Saturday, February 07, 2021, 8am at the Barangay Patag Covered Court. Dugo Mo, Bukay Ko is organized in partnership with the Northern Mindanao Medical Center. Those who are interested to join may contact 0926-088 4297.
“Kung taga-Liceo ka, see you online on February 27!”