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Escolarians Join USC Weekend’s BYAHE

May 10, 2021

Virtual Festival of Colors during the USC Weekends Opening Ceremonies

Centro Escolar University Manila-University Student Council (USC) staged the USC Weekends which used to be called USC Week for four consecutive weekends of March to bring a series of online activities and programs focused on connecting the Escolarians and strengthening unity between council organizations.

“For the first time in 13 years, since I assumed my post at the Student Affairs Office, the University Student Council Week will not be held at the North Quadrangle  of CEU Manila. And for the first time, USC week was done online”, said Dr. Carlito Olaer, Vice President for Student Affairs and USC Adviser in his message during the event’s opening ceremonies.

For this year, the celebration’s theme is Byahe which means Boarding the Youth Along a Humanistic E-Life. Its Opening Ceremonies entitled BANGON: Bagong Lakbay, The Escolarians in the New Normal on March 6 set an exciting mood for the participants, intensified by its enthusiastic student host from the School of Education Liberal Arts, Music and Social Work, Princess Jordan.

The unveiling of the School banners or Festival of Colors which usually gets the crowd hyped was excellently translated virtually. The drum beats that served as background music and the fireworks effect on the sides of each e-banners made the Festival of Colors realistic. Instead of hearing the loud cheers from the student participants, Escolarians expressed their thrill and  School chants in the Facebook, Youtube and CEU Workplace comment sections.

The second Saturday BYAHE was dubbed YAPAK: Hakbang Karunungan where Dr. Clarence Batan, a Professor and Head of Department of Sociology, and former Research Director of the Research Center for Social Sciences and Education at the University of Santo Tomas served as the E-Conference speaker.

After the enriching talk, the month-long event continued the next weekend for the ALAY: Handog Pasasalamat or a day of thanksgiving through a virtual mass. The next BYAHE stop was HUSAY: Hubog Kakayanan which consists of activities such as USC Fitness Online:YOGA Edition and the GAMEVERSE. And for the last Saturday of the month, Escolarians got to showcase their individual talents in singing, dancing and spoken word poetry through the Entabladong Escolarino.

Other engaging activities and fun games were also enjoyed by the students throughout the entire BYAHE.

It is through the dedicated efforts and real creativity of the University Student Council Manila led by its President Bernadette Nakagami with Dr. Carlito Olaer as adviser, that this annual event was able to happen.

For more information, please visit the official website of the University at You may also follow CEU on Facebook at and on Twitter at @CEUmanila, @CEU_makati05, and @CEUMalolos.





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