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18th Grand Alumni Homecoming

Good evening!

Let me welcome you home with warm felicitations from the Holy Angel University academic community! Each year in Holy Angel will never be complete without the Alumni homecoming.

Allow me to congratulate Batch 1984, the Querubins, for hosting this affair. To our honorees, the Pioneers, we are happy to celebrate this occasion with you. To everyone, welcome home to your beloved Alma Mater!

At this juncture, I would like to present an account of what has transpired during the year as we consider it our responsibility to keep you abreast with the developments in the University through our organizational stories.

2009 has been a significant year for Holy Angel as it formally closed the Diamond Jubilee Celebration in April. Highlights of the celebration included the conferment of the University’s first honoris causa on Mr. Manuel V. Pangilinan; the lecture of Atty. Cesar L. Villanueva, a HAU alumnus, on Good Corporate Governance and that of Bishop Pedro “Ambo” David on Angelology; the dedication of the Main Building, the oldest structure on campus, to Don Juan D. Nepomuceno; the launching of the book written by Mr. Robert P. Tantingco entitled, Destiny and Destination: The Extraordinary Story & History of Holy Angel University 1933-2008; and the coming home of Mr. Javier G. Nepomuceno, the man for whom Holy Angel has been established.

The school year has been ushered in by CHED’s conferment of the Autonomous Status for the second time to Holy Angel. The HRM Program has been bestowed the privilege of being the only Center of Development in the country. Board performances have been underscored with topnotchers in Accountancy, Engineering and Teacher Education.

On the morning of December 9, we dedicated the Chapel of the Holy Guardian Angel with no less than the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Edward Adams, D.D. and the Archbishop of San Fernando, Most Rev. Paciano B. Aniceto, D.D. officiating the ceremony. This 800-seater angel-shaped chapel has been acoustically treated to ensure that the Word of God is heard clearly by everyone inside. The world-famous Philippine Madrigal Singers, this year’s designated UNESCO Artists for Peace, performed in a free concert in the evening of the same day. This was attended by the Holy Angel community, alumni, and friends of the University.

I am reiterating what I mentioned to you last year that this Chapel is an illuminating sanctuary for God’s love and mercy, a place of divine inspiration for virtues, ideals and great ideas for our students, employees and you, our dearest alumni, this is an altar of dedication to a life of service to God and country.

By the first quarter of 2010, the CICT-CASEd Building will be completed in time for its occupancy by Summer Term or School Year 2010-2011.

Infrastructural development will always be the priority of my leadership in Holy Angel alongside evangelization and academic excellence because these complete the raison d’etre (reason for being) of the University. We want only the best for our students- your children as we prepare them for a productive and meaningful life thru the Holy Angel brand of education.

We enjoin you to support us in concretizing the noble mission of Holy Angel thru its programs and projects. We hope it is not too much to ask your batches to share the best you can so that together we shall be able to realize the Ten Year HAU Campus Development Plan.

Come to think of it, God has been pouring out His blessings in all aspects of Holy Angel’s life because 76 years ago, our Founders declared its motto, LAUS DEO SEMPER (Praise to God always!). The same outpouring of blessings has been extended to all of us, the alumni!

Isn’t all these worth your coming home? Aren’t you proud being an Angelite!

LAUS DEO SEMPER! Good evening!

Date Posted: 12-29-2009