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Shine On Caravan Promotes In North Luzon Academies

by | Apr 4, 2024

Connecting with Adventist academies, the University Advancement Office embarked on a “Shine On Caravan” promotional campaign in North Luzon from March 18-20, 2024. 

The Shine On Caravan visited five Adventist Academies in North Luzon: Central Luzon Adventist Academy (CLAA) in Floridablanca, Pampanga; Northern Luzon Adventist College-Academy (NLAC-A) in Sison, Pangasinan; Baguio Seventh-day Adventist School (BSDAS) in Baguio, Benguet; Concepcion Adventist Academy (CAA) in Gregorio del Pilar, Ilocos Sur; and Tirad View Academy (TVA) in Quirino, Ilocos Sur. 


Mr. Oemer Rey Daquila, Advancement director; Mr. Ron Ivan Perdido, Marketing officer; Mrs. Ardelma Sarmiento, Recruitment officer; and Ms. Charissa Uy, Communications officer, visited Adventist Academies, fostering connection among the Adventist education community. This initiative also showcased the University’s academic programs and opportunities. 


Shining for Jesus

During the caravan, one of the highlights was the devotional message, in which Mrs. Sarmiento shared three points: “Know the light which is Jesus. Recognize…Reflect Jesus,” inspiring students from each Adventist Academy to shine on for Jesus. 


In conclusion of the message, Mrs. Sarmiento, Mr. Perdido, and Ms. Uy taught the students “This Little Light of Mine” with a counterpart melody of “Will the Circle of Life Be Unbroken?”


Then, during his promotional talk, Mr. Perdido encouraged students to pursue Adventist education, inspiring them to strive for excellence, character, and service.

He expounded on the diverse range of academic programs the University offers and its campus life. He also engaged the students through a video presentation, and a Terin-Terin reward was given during the interactive question-and-answer portion for a whole AUP experience.


Strengthening Linkages with Sister Institutions

During the caravan, the Advancement team led by Mr. Daquila strengthened linkages and connections with sister institution academies: Pastor Edmar Andres, CLAA principal; Mr. Russ del Castillo, NLAC-A principal; Mrs. Marlinda Garbin, BSDAS principal; Mr. Dary Fabito, CAA principal; and Mrs. Jassin Gregorio, TVA principal.

Upon meaningful discourse with each academy, possible future initiatives of the University were discussed, such as sharing accreditation guides and templates, possible donation of computers and printers from the University, seminar for Adventist academies, and share-a-faculty program.


Moreover, the team had a courtesy call with Hon. Henry Gallardo, mayor of Gregorio Del Pilar Municipality and an alumnus of the University. He shared his journey as a working student in a food factory, emphasizing that financial constraints should not hinder education.


The Shine On Caravan promotional campaign is a dynamic initiative by the Adventist University of the Philippines to connect with Adventist academies across the Philippines. The campaign aims to inspire students to pursue Adventist education, empower Adventist academies, and promote the University’s academic programs.



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