UNO-R got the championship trophy in Basketball men, silver in Beach Volleyball and Table tennis (women).  The UNO-R Rams bested all other universities in the country in Basketball as it dominated the 2016 UNIGAMES in Dumaguete.  The rams basketball team is composed of John Gil Aposaga; Jun King Arriola; Stefano Ayuco; Aljohn Catague;  Jafet Claridad;  [...] Read More


“Like a gentle breeze, he just passed by and left quietly.” Dr. Jose B. Ferraris passed away last April 4, 2016, at the age of 64.  He had spent the prime of his years at the University of Negros Occidental –Recoletos.  He served the university in various administrative positions.  He was hired as Dean of [...] Read More

Hope of Easter in Mambacayao

Few months ago, together with a network of solidarity NGOs called ASIN (Alternative Solidarity Initiative Network) we visited the island of Mambacayao (dako) island, in Bantayan, Cebu to assess and afford rehabilitation response. We saw the plight of the community and individual families. We tried to document their stories of poverty and struggles, all of [...] Read More


A game played by two to move sixteen (16) pieces guided by specific rules with the goal to checkmate opponent’s king. A combat of minds.  A game where accuracy, calculation, and concentration are greatly needed. This is the battle were our fellow Negrense is preparing right now. The rising princess of chess, Mary Grace “Precious” [...] Read More


MANILA, Oct. 1, 2013— Catholic bishops welcomed the Vatican’s decision to canonize John Paul II and John XXIII in April 2014.  Archbishop Socrates Villegas, vice president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, called on Catholics to follow the former two popes’ example of simplicity and compassion. “Not everyone can attend the rites in [...] Read More


Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ordinary for Eastern-rite faithful in Argentina who lack an Ordinary of their own rite, was born on 17 December 1936 in Buenos Aires. He studied as and holds a degree as a chemical technician, but then chose the priesthood and entered the seminary of Villa [...] Read More

UNO-R Prexy: RH Law

UNO-R Fr. President Emeterio Buñao, OAR remains firm in his stand regarding  the issue about RH Law. I was during the Eucharistic celebration at the UNO-R Oratory before the Institutional Christmas party last December when he strongly gave his stand on the issue. In his homily, he noted that he has to voice out the [...] Read More