Academic Year 2022-2023, Commences with Three Subsequent Annual Events

August 09, 2022

The Letran Faculty and Staff together with RSO officers at the SC Auditorium today, August 09,2022. Photo Credits: Julian Bhojwani

The Mass of the holy Spirit, the Arriba Address, and the Recognized Student Organization (RSO) induction was held today, August 09,2022 at the SC Auditorium.

Mass of the Holy Spirit

Rev. Fr. Filemon I. Dela Cruz Jr. OP commenced today’s festivities with the Mass of the Holy Spirit. The Homily expounded how Deus, Patria, and Letran serves as the Colegio’s anchor even in tranquil times.

Deus—in the pursuit of acknowledging God in our lives, the Holy Spirit aides us in understanding when our comprehension cannot.

Patria—in dreaming for a better nation, creating holistic and well-equipped citizens is the Colegio’s goal, “A nation is as good as its people” Fr. Dela Cruz said.

And Letran—in the act of pursuing greatness, it is the Letranites that take the front line; as such, it is the Letranites duty to acknowledge their role in this mission.

The Mass commenced with the blessing of the Colegio’s Administrators followed by the blessing of the students and the recessional.

Arriba Address 2022

This year’s Arriba Address reflected on the online learning experience among Filipino Youths.

Mr. John Christopher B. Masena, LPT, MACHS along with Dr. Allan B. de Guzman (University of santo Tomas) and Dr. Salvacion Laguilles-Villafuerte (Bicol University) conducted research entitled, “Partners or Foes? A Latent Content Analysis of Filipino Youth’s Reflection on Social Media Use During the Covid-19 Pandemic”.

As a member of the Senior High School Faculty, Mr. Basena reviewed the experience of Senior High School students through a qualitative latent analysis of 200-word essays regarding the sentiments of students on social media during the Covid-19 pandemic, specifically, the lockdown periods.

Their study observed 3 levels of Social Media effects on the said subjects of the study.

On the Surface Zone, the researchers observed that students utilize social media to access information, maintain socialization, and address boredom.

The Deep Zone tackles how social media was used to enhance practical skills and pose platforms for personal development.

Lastly, the Dark Zone addresses the threats social media poses without a proper support system, which includes but are not limited to, online harassment, bullying, fake news, and the like.

Mr. Basena, concluded his address with an optimistic outlook on the integration of social media in our lives.

RSO-CPAGs Induction

Thirty-three RSOs and CPAGs were inducted at the SC auditorium around 11AM today. Among them were two new RSOs—Letran Junior Economists Society and the Letran Cyberknights.

The Induction first witnessed the Extra-curricular and Cultural and Performing Groups organizations recognition, later on the co-curricular organization starting with RSOs from the College of Education, College of Engineering and Information Technology, College of Business Administration and Accountancy, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.