Keep the Torch Burning

Photo Owen 6 - April 7, 2018

Text and Photos by Jonathan S. Lacson, Incoming Student Activities Program Coordinator, FPTI – ERDA Tech; Additional Photos by Joel S. Sulit, Outgoing Assistant to the Student Activities Program Coordinator, FPTI – ERDA Tech and Rowena B. Dela Cruz, Incoming Social Services and Sponsorship Program Coordinator, FPTI – ERDA Tech

The Torch-FPTI-ERDA Tech group ended school year 2017-2018 with a closing activity held at the Xavier School San Juan campus on Saturday, April 7, 2018. ERDAnians from Batches 16 to 20, together with the faculty and staff: Mr. Mark Rivera, Mrs. Rowena Dela Cruz, Mr. Felix Pangan, Mr. Joel Sulit, Mr. Noe Libradilla, and this writer and their counterparts from the Torch Group: Xavier alumni and faculty attended this event.

The day fittingly began with a mass officiated by Fr. Art Borja, S.J.. The ERDAnians were then grouped and assigned facilitators per group. A funny icebreaker which involved creativity and quick thinking using animal sounds was followed by a very exciting Amazing Race game which took the ERDAnians and their facis to various parts of the campus.

A boodle-fight style lunch courtesy of Torch member and chef Noah Esguerra was welcomed by everyone as they were tired but happy still. After lunch, the Batch 19 students who had just graduated, were given the customary tokens of appreciation by the Torch Group.

Sometime in the early afternoon, everyone called it a day and went their respective ways, but with happy expectations of more interactions in the months to come.

The Torch Group is composed of Xavier alumni such as Oliver Ang, Alvin Ang, Juan Santos, Noah Esguerra, Timothy Chua, and a lot more, including their families and friends, as well as current students who have undergone the Days with the Lord retreat in the third year of high school and set up an apostolate catering to ERDAnians.

As always, the Fr. Pierre Tritz Institute – ERDA Tech community is very grateful to them for their continuing support and belief in the mission started by the late Fr. Pierre T. Tritz.