SPUD | BREAKTHROUGH: A Celebration Of Commitment and Service

By: Penn T. Larena


The Paulinian community honors service awardees along with the celebration of the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul and the Feast of the Sisters of Saint Paul of Chartes.


Employee Appreciation Day is the opportunity to recognize their hard work, loyalty, dedication, and contribution to the success of St. Paul University Dumaguete. The keynote message was given by Sr. Joseline R.Lasala, SPC University President, and a video message from Sr. Lilia Therese Tolentino, SPC Provincial Superior SPC Sisters in the Philippines.


Ten-Year Service Awardee John Aldwin Abalos, Annie Cris Castro, Helen V. Cubalan, Josefino T. Larena Jr. and Josef Emil Patrocinio
Ten-Year Service Awardee John Aldwin Abalos, Annie Cris Castro, Helen V. Cubalan, Josefino T. Larena Jr. and Josef Emil Patrocinio

During the Eucharistic Celebration, the SPC Sisters community launched the SPC 2022 Christological Theme: Jesus, The Teacher, and Prophet.

In recognition of their years of dedicated service and love, St. Paul University Dumaguete awarded 25 personnel during St. Paul Day last January 25, 2022 at the University Chapel.

This year’s theme is "𝗕𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗞𝗧𝗛𝗥𝗢𝗨𝗚𝗛: 𝗔 𝗖𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲" with the SPUD's College of Nursing under the leadership of Dr. Clifford Kilat, Ms. Shawie Awayan, and faculty as the sponsoring department with Adam Rashid A. Almannai as the artistic director.

The service award was given to the following:


Five Years in Service: June Rett Aquino, Katerina Ebrole, Rhea Joy Fortuito, Rhea Fernandez, Zecariah Chito Jumawan, Jennifer Lenes, Sami Gregg Managbanag, Jean Macay Palmes, and Harley Partosa. For the ten years awardee John Aldwin Abalos, Annie Cris Castro, Helen V. Cubalan, Josefino T. Larena Jr. and Josef Emil Patrocinio.


A journey of 15 years in service with the best-friends Kenneth Paul Duran and Erven K. Noay.

The 20 Years in Service: Jehsell Belista, Rochel S. Ignacio, Elenita Naquimen, Vanessa Pis-an, Leila Rabadon, and Orly Tayubal, The commitment of the 25 years awardee Maridel Boncales, and Annabella B. Monte de Ramos. My salute to the 30 years awardee Rolando D. Cornelia, and Jerry Boy Dayucos.


Congratulations also to our beloved Sr. Mary Maynard Paglinawan, SPC –5 years and our local Superior of the SPC Sisters in Negros Sr. Ellen T. Lorenzana, SPC –10 years service awardee.


I want to borrow the words of Gail Devers, a writer and poet:


"Keep your dreams alive. Understanding how to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe".