With the theme of, “Paghigugma kay Kristo, Pag-alagad sa Isigkatawo’’, the Recoletos de Bacolod Graduate School celebrated RBGS Day 2018 last September 22, 2018 at the university gymnasium. The event started with a Thanksgiving Mass officiated by Rev. Fr. Jose Alden B. Alipin, OAR, Dean of the Recoletos de Bacolod Graduate School and Vice- President for Academics of UNO-R. The Mass was attended by the students as well as the faculty and staff, headed by the Associate Dean of RBGS Dr. Dennis M. Madrigal along with the RBGS Student council. “To celebrate the RBGS Day, to foster fellowship, to learn together, and to showcase the talents and creativity of the students are the main objectives of this activity’’, Madrigal said. Moreover, the Recoletos de Bacolod Graduate School Student Council Officers for Academic Year 2018-2019 were inducted into office. Then, students actively participated in Zumba steered by the RBGS Student Council Officers, EdD, and PhD students. An introduction of the Program Chairs and Professors in each program followed. Dr. Evangeline Caper, Program Head of Guidance Counselling and Psychology Program, gave her opening remarks. As part of the Research Seminar Series 2018-2019, a seminar on research entitled, “Essence and Sense of Thesis Dissertation Writing’’, with Dr. Enrique G. Oracion as the resource speaker. An open forum then ensued which concluded the morning activity. In the afternoon, excitement arose as students of the Recoletos de Bacolod Graduate School showcased their talents and skills in the cultural presentation. They were divided into four teams namely the Blue Dragons composed of students from MAEd, PhD, AND Ed.D Program; Yellow Panthers comprised of MBA, PhD- Business Management MIT, IS and MSCS; the Red Phoenix represented by the MPAG, Ph.D-Development Management, and MS Social Work students while the Green Wolves were consisted of MA/MS Psychology, Guidance Counseling, Nursing Criminal Justice and PhD Psychology students. Representative of each team competed in the vocal duet and group dance competition. Yellow Panthers emerged as champions both in vocal duet and group dance respectively. The highlight of the afternoon’s event was the search for Mr. and Ms. RBGS 2018. Mr. Chris John Bedoria of the Red Phoenix and Miss Aiko Joy Sarimong Espiritu of the Blue Dragons were crowned as Mr. and Ms. RBGS 2018. “Congratulations to all of us for the successful celebration of RBGS DAY 2018! Special thanks to all program heads and students council officers for facilitating the event and support. Thank you to Dr. Enrique G. Oracion for the research inputs and Rev. Fr. Jose Alden B. Alipin, OAR for celebrating the Eucharist with us and for an all-out support. And to the students who have graced the event and actively participated in the different activities. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY AND PRAISES! See you in our RBGS Sportsfest 2019,’’ Dr. Madrigal said. (Ms. Zonavieve Catalan, RBGS PhD Candidate)