By Antonio G. Papa, Ph.D.
The Bulacan State University (BulSU celebrated its 118th founding anniversary with a mass for thanksgiving held at the BulSU Valencia Hall on December 5, 2022, according to BulSU President Dr. Cecilia S. Navasero-Gascon.
The mass was led by Bishop Honesto Ongtioco, Bishop of Cubao. After the mass, student organizations and representatives from different colleges participated in the opening parade of the BulSU Foundation week. The parade was led by University President Dr. Gascon, together with Executive Vice President Dr. Teody C. San Andres, Vice President for Administration and Finance Dr. Jaime P. Pulumbarit, Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Edgardo M. Santos, Vice President for Research, Development, and Extension Engr. Erwin DR. Magsakay, Chancellor for Main Campus Dr. Romeo DC. Inasoria, and Chancellor for External Campus Dr. Reynaldo S. Naguit.
The opening ceremony was attended by students from different colleges and other University Administrators. To start the ceremony, the Deans and representatives from the different colleges and external campuses were introduced. A prayer of thanksgiving followed by the national anthem was led by the BulSU Saring Himig afterward, the BulSU Angklung led the singing of the BulSU Hymn.
Executive Vice President Dr. Teody C. San Andres gave his opening remarks. He acknowledged the efforts of everyone who gave their time for this celebration. It was followed by the presentation of the accomplishments of all the colleges spearheaded by their respective Deans.
A message of gratitude was pronounced by President Dr. Gascon as she expressed her appreciation for everyone who participated in the opening ceremony.
She also recognized the participation of Senator Win Gatchalian who is ably represented by Mr. Jojo Rosales. Concluding her speech, she remarked on a bible verse Psalm 78:72, “With upright heart, He shepherded them and guided them with His skillful hand.” Further, she stated that she is full of joy as the BulSU celebrates its foundation week again after two years, a post pandemic endeavor.
Meanwhile, the oath-taking ceremony and the promotion of faculty through the NBC 461 and other personnel were led by Dr. Gascon. She extended her gratitude for their commitment and accountability to their profession. BulSU Media Relations Office