by Dr. Florencio Recoleto Jr., Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
The second Faculty Commune which aimed to strengthen the camaraderie of the faculty and show their hidden talents took place last August 29, 2019 in the Dimaporo Gymnasium as part of the celebration of the 58th Foundation Day of the Mindanao State University. It opened with a parade from the Isidro Hall to the Dimaporo Gymnasium at 8:00 in the morning. Faculty members from different colleges and units were present wearing their costumes to represent their assigned motifs. The colleges were divided into different clusters and represented the different continents of the world-Asia, Europe, North America, Australia, Africa and South America.
President Habib Macaayong and his better half Madam Rehanna Pamela B. Macaayong graced the ceremony along with other directors. Mr. Wendell Lontua (College of Fisheries) and Miss Jahara A. Solaiman (CSSH) were the emcees of the event.
The audience were entertained with the enthusiastic performances of the faculty. In addition, the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr. Florencio Recoleto serenaded the audience with his renditions of the classic song “Kahit Maputi na and Buhok Ko,” and a favorate among millenials, “Perfect” which dominated the charts for some time.
Not only did the faculty enjoy the performances but also the extravagant prizes from the raffle draw. Several USB flash disks, notebooks, Bluetooth speakers and ball pens were given as consolation prizes. Major prizes were rice cooker (3rd prize), coffeemaker (2nd prize) and electric stand fan (1st prize) along with some cash prizes. At the end of the program, team Asia (CNSM, COM, COL, CIT) was declared the champion with their zestful, colorful, caricature of an international Beauty Pageant.