Sienna College Celebrates 75th Foundation Year
By Fr. Dexter Peñaflor
Siena College Tigaon turns 75 years with the theme, “Sarabay sa Pagbaklay asin Pagrumdom sa Pagselebrar kan ika-75 taon nin Katolikong Edukasyon”, the school community of Siena College Tigaon headed by the Dominican Sisters of Siena celebrated its Diamond Jubilee last April 28-29, 2023.
An Eucharistic celebration was graced with the presence of the Archbishop of Caceres, His Excellency, Rolando Octavus J. Tria Tirona, OCD, DD. Likewise, alumni-priests concelebrated in the said Mass namely, Ernesto
Arceo, OP, the president of UST-Legazpi, Fr. Butch Bombase OP and Fr Enrico Paglinawan, and some other priest alumni and collaborators. Sisters from Dominican congregation and the whole community of Sienna College were also present.
The Archbishop exhorted in his homily the importance of education which allows the learners to grow together as one community. He highlighted as well to remember the historical past of the school with much gratitude, to rejoice and celebrate the blessings shared in it and to experience renewal of the school’s ideals, mission and vision.
Dominican Sisters of Sienna in Tigaon, priest alumni of the school, Dominican priests and collaborators in the ministry pose with Archbishop Rolando J. Tria Tirona, OCD, DD as Siena College Tigaon turns 75. “Sarabay sa Pagbaklay asin Pagrumdom sa Pagselebrar kan ika-75 taon nin Katolikong Edukasyon” was the theme of its Diamond Jubilee last April 28-29, 2023. (Contributed photo)
With this, he challenged the congregation to renew its passion for truth by providing a Catholic, Dominican and Sienan education.
Sis. Emily Lalantacon, OP, the School President, offered her gratefulness for those who took part in their celebration.
“Siena College Tigaon certainly belongs to the past but dreamers as we are,” said Sr Agnes Cardiño, OP, BED principal. She continued, “we believe that our school somehow needs to be brought to the present. From its very humble beginning in 1948, SCT has grown leaps and bounds and now on its 75th Diamond Jubilee. Indeed, we all have to thank God for the blessings He poured on us for the past 75 years. Salamat sa Dios! Dios mabalos!”
Siena College Tigaon has been a school partner of the Archdiocese for long years in forming children and youth by providing Catholic education.