MLS 70th Anniversary Celebration Reflects on God’s Sustenance
“I can only marvel at how the Lord opened the way step by step as our faith increased and what was accomplished with so little in human and physical resources….Now I know that God’s biddings are His enabling,” emphasized Professor Benjamin Siapco Jr., an AUP Medtech alumnus and former faculty member of the University. He affirmed God’s sustaining grace to the Medical Laboratory Science Department in his message during the Sabbath worship services on July 8, 2023, at the Philippine International Church.
Aligned with the anniversary’s theme, the Sabbath services centered around God’s sustaining grace for the Department. During the Sabbath School program, three registered medical technologist (RMT) alumni shared their stories of how the Lord had sustained them throughout the years.
Ivan Garcia, RMT Batch 2007, owner and chief medtech of Quarter Moon Clinical Laboratories, spoke about his experience and journey as a medtech student. He highlighted the pivotal role played by the exceptional teachers molded by AUP in guiding students like him. Another esteemed alumna, Ritzel Joyce Gabat, RMT Batch 2018, a medtech at Adventist Medical Center, Bacolod, shared her profound belief in God’s guidance that prepared her for her necessary work. She asserted that “AUP is not just a quest for higher learning but a ground for selfless service.” Lastly, Shadrach Federico Aldovino, RMT Batch 2016, conveyed their batch’s prayerful unity as fellow medtechs, celebrating their remarkable achievement of a 100 percent passing rate in the licensure exam. He encouraged everyone with the words, “May we be willing in doing God’s work.”
In a meaningful gesture, Ms. Yanna Yvonne Macayan, chair of the MLS Department, acknowledged the medtech alumni and students by donning a pin symbolizing their renewed commitment to the values that have guided them for seven decades. “Let us celebrate this extraordinary milestone with thankfulness to God. May the legacy of our medtech education continue to inspire [future] generations to come, and may we remain faithful to our mission until Jesus comes,” she remarked.