Lots of surprises awaited Mrs. Arabella Ananoria or “Ma’am Belle”, Director of Libraries, as she turned 60 on the 10th of January, Saturday. Her staff from the Fray Luis de Leon Library trooped to Pontevedra early in the morning to serenade her at the break of the day. She broke in tears as she reached the Oratory, for she learned that a Thanksgiving Mass would be celebrated in her honor. Fr. Sixto Bitangjol, OAR, University President, was the Main Celebrant while Fr. Emeterio Buñao, OAR, House Prior, and Fr. William Villaflor, OAR, VP-Finance, concelebrated with Fr. Bitangjol.
A simple program and salo-salo followed at the Fray Luis de Leon Library where Mrs. Ananoria was greeted and joined by religious and lay administrators, library and other office staff, library READS scholars, and SAP (Student Assistance Program) alumni who were assigned at the UNO-R library during their college days.