The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) represented by the provincial Director Joel Villagracia signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with UNO-R Junior High School, February 25, 2017 at the Recoletos Social Outreach Center (RESOURCE) in Handumanan.   The agreement is about the UNO-R as a partner of TESDA in the implementation of the latter’s flagship program, “Barangay Kasanayan para a Kabuhayan at kapayapaan”. 

The University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos Religious Education Department under Rev. Fr. Ronel  Gealon, OAR held its 18th Solidarity day on March 10, 2017.  The theme is “ Blessed are the Merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.” (Mt. 5:7).        The program opened with a walk for life.  This is a sacrificial walk to bring out the message to all that Unorians are for life.  “Stand up for life from womb to tomb! Raise your voice against the death penalty, abortion, suicide, drug abuse, pre-marital sex, and extra-judicial killing. Everyone can give life, join us! March for life the UNO-Rian way” was the call of Fr. Gealon to all Uno-rians. 

The Rector and the General Vice President of Universitas Agustiniana in Bogota Colombia will visit the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos on February 09, 2017. Rev. Fr. Carlos Alberto Villabona Vargas, OAR and Dr. Ricardo Rojas Lopez will have a talk with the Religious and lay Administrators, faculty and staff, and students of the university.  The visit is the forge a memorandum of understanding between UNO-R and Universitas Agustiniana, Colombia on areas of: student and faculty mobility, cultural exchange; research collaboration, participation and invitations to seminars and academic meetings; special short-term academic programs and joint degree programs.

The University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos had its ground breaking ceremony of the four –storey Integrated School Building ,January 5 , 2017.  This new facility is built to house the Basic Education Department of the university.  

Dr. Camenda Leonoras leads the new set of 2016 officers of the Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity – UNO-R chapter.  The other officers are:  Christopher Taclobos – Vice President;  Rodelio Gasparillo – 1st Councilor; Lino Sumbillo, Jr. – 2nd Councilor;  Arabella Ananoria – 3rd Councilor;  Diana Concepcion – Secretary;  Jesusa Escalona – Treasurer;  and Mary Jane Eranista – Formation Director. Rev. Fr. William Villaflor is the SARF – UNO-R Spiritual Director.

BACOLOD CITY—The Religious Education Department will celebrate the annual UNO-R Catholic Faith Festival, Sept . 23 – 24 at the university campus.  It will open with a Sending –off liturgy at 7:30 with the REED walk for the Family from the university Grandstand to the gym.  Bacolod Bishop Most Rev. Patricio Buzon, SDB, DD and Bishop Emeritus Most Rev. Vicente Navarra, DD will grace the occasion.

          The community of the University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos celebrated the feast f St. Ezekiel Moreno last August 19.  The day opened with  a walk for healing from the Provincial Capitol Lagoon to the university gym.   The walk for healing was started as a tradition by Rev. Fr. Antonio Limchaypo, OAR in 2007. 

      On the feast of St. Monica, the pious mother of St. Augustine, August 27,  the 2nd round of the lecture series on the Life and works of Padre Mauricio Ferrero, OAR, whose centennial death anniversary is celebrated, will be held at the UNO-R President’s Hall at 8 am. 

Rev.  Fr. Eduardo Celiz, Jr. OAR will be celebrating his 25th sacerdotal jubilee on August 25, 2016.  He will be concelebrating at the Thanksgiving Mass with his co-jubilarians at the Our Lady of Consolation Parish in Miranila, Quezon City on the 25th. 

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