Laguna University Community Extension Services (LUCES), in cooperation with the Office of Student Affairs and Services (OSAS) and the Central Student Council (CSC) once again held its Annual Gift Giving on December 19, 2017 at 8:00 o’ clock a.m. at the Oreta Building, with the theme, “Para sa Barangay Bubukal, Mumunting Tipanan.” Recipients of the Christmas gifts were more than 120 residents of Barangay Bubukal, the place where the university is situated, a community which has always been very supportive of the school’s activities.
The activity started with a doxology, followed by the national anthem led by the LU Performing Arts Club. Prof. Emelyn U. Napiza, OSAS head, delivered the welcome remarks. She expressed her joy in seeing faculty and students working together to make others happy this yuletide season. Likewise, Dr. Colegio S. Gascon, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Prof. Monette O. Bato, Vice President for Planning Research and Extension expressed their warm yuletide greetings in their inspirational messages. They also emphasized the importance of education to the youth and the role of LU in providing quality education. Mr. Kim Mayuga, CSC President also delivered a message. In lieu of the Barangay Captain, Mr. Florindo P. Damitan who was not around, Barangay Secretary, Ms. Janet Desvaro, delivered a message of thanks.
A short program was held before the gift giving started. Song and dance numbers were rendered by the LUPAC members. Dr. Gualolarina C. Fernandez, RGC, emcee of the day’s activity, facilitated the flow of events assisted by the CSC Officers and students from the College of Health Sciences (CHS).
Engr. Paul Gerard R. Lasangre Cruz thanked everyone in his closing remarks, especially Barangay Bubukal for another fruitful year. The spirit of sharing and the joy in giving during this season was again demonstrated by the faculty, staff and students who contributed time and resources in the preparation of the gift packs.
Laguna University extends its gratitude to all those who made the activity possible.
The activity ended at 11:10 a.m.