The University joined the “Island-wide Caravan for Life”, which was sponsored by the Diocese of Bacolod in cooperation with the Dioceses of Kabankalan, San Carlos and the Citizens Alliance for the Protection of Human life. 19 representatives from the University joined the caravan on board the university bus. There were more than seventy vehicles that joined the caravan seeking to junk the controversial Reproductive Health Bill (RH Bill).
UNO-Recoletos was represented by Rev. Fr. Sixto Bitangjol,OAR; Bro. Jaazeal Jakosalem,OAR; Quirico Yanguas; Ferdinand Concepcion; Rey Tulod; Mariano Antenor; Jerry Vallejo; Jovito Moral; Fernando and Mely Flores; Engr. Chris Taclobos; Donson John Sadava; Leobel Lyn Espanola; CM Taclobos; Kathryn D’Anjou; Erwin Nicavera; Rollaine Cristine Redil and Carlos Legaspi,Jr. Gil Relatos drove the bus all the way from the first day to the last day of the said caravan.
The caravan started from Sacred Heart Seminary last April 11 and had a stop-over at Cadiz and Escalante for rallies. Our delegates were treated with a sumptuous dinner at the residence of Fr. Dexter in San Carlos. The second day the caravan went to Vallehermoso and Guihulngan for the rally. Our delegates were accommodated at Caidiocan, Negros Oriental. The third day the group slept at Bacuyangngan and on the fourth day, the group slept in were accommodated at the residence of Dean Taclobos in Himamaylan.
Mely Flores, Ferdinand Concepcion, Rey Tulod, Jovito Moral, Jerry Vallejo, Gil Relatos, CM Taclobos, Erwin Nicavera, Rollaine Redil, Bro. Vincent, Leobel Lyn Española, and Donson John Sadava finished the 5-day island –wide caravan for life, which started last April 11 and ended last April 15.
The Caravan culminated at the San Sebastian Cathedral on April 15, 2011 with the solemn blessing of the Bishop of Bacolod. The caravan aimed to educate the people of the island of Negros on the perils and evils of the RH Bill. The Bishop of Bacolod gave his blessing to the caravaners.