The Recoletos Educational Apostolate of the Philippines (REAP) held its Negros Cluster assembly last March 14, 2023 at the President’s Hall.  The whole day affair opened with the prayer led by Rev. Fr. Emilio P. Jaruda, Jr., OAR, School Head of Colegio San Nicolas de Tolentino-Recoletos, Talisay. Welcome Address was given by Rev. Fr. Joel A. Alve, OAR. REAP President Rev. Fr. Rafael Pecson, OAR gave the reorientation entitled “Where we are as a system.  Dr. Catherine Castaneda talked on “The Need for an Education System.”

After lunch, Dr. Julieta Catipay of San Sebastian College-Recoletos, Manila talked on the Activities/Targets and Timelines for the System. Dr. Dexter Paul Dioso, UNO-R Director of Student Affairs, gave an orientation on student insurance. The whole day affair closed with the General Reminders and other schedules for the School Heads by Fr. Pecson.

Present during the assembly were Fr. Vincente Ramon, OAR; Fr. Ramon Bitancor, OAR; Fray Feliciano Campomanes, Jr., OAR of Colegio San Pedro -Recoletos, Valencia, Negros Oriental;  Rev. Fr. Roweno Eugenio Hamo, OAR and Rev. Fr. Julius Tinapao, OAR of San Pedro Academy-Recoletos of Caidiocan, Negros Oriental;  Rev. Fr. Leonardo Pauligue, OAR; Rev. Fr. Emilio P. Jaruda, Jr., OAR; and Rev. Fr. Roland Cepe, OAR of Colegio San Nicolas de Tolentino-Recoletos, Talisay City, Negros Occ.; Rev. Fr. Cristopher Maspara, OAR; Rev. Fr. Benjamin Edobor, OAR; Rev. Fr. Excel Saycon, OAR; and Rev. Fr. Joel Dequilla, OAR of Colegio Santo Tomas-Recoletos, San Carlos City, Negros Occ. ; Rev. Fr. Amadeo Lucero, OAR; Rev. Joel Alve, OAR; Rev. Fr. Romeo Ben Potencio, Jr., OAR; Rev. Fr. Leo Alaras, OAR; Rev. Fr. Corvin Maturan, OAR; Rev. Fr. Cristituto Palomar, OAR; Rev. Fr. Samuel Eyas, OAR; and Fray Joaquin Jamelo, OAR of University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos, Bacolod City; and Rev. Fr. Rafael Pecson, OAR-REAP.