To honor and commemorate the founding anniversary of the institution, dating back to SorSU’s history from its beginning as Sorsogon Trade School in 1907 to a full-fledged university in the present, the 𝘗𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘴𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘔𝘢𝘺 𝘗𝘶𝘴𝘰 is currently celebrating its university-wide 116th Foundation Anniversary, from May 24-26, 2023, at Sorsogon State University (SorSU), Sorsogon City Campus.
With the theme: “𝙊𝙣𝙚 𝙃𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙩, 𝙊𝙣𝙚 𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙮: 𝙎𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙍𝙤𝙤𝙩𝙨, 𝘽𝙪𝙞𝙡𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙁𝙪𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙨 𝙋𝙖𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙨𝙖𝙣𝙜 𝙈𝙖𝙮 𝙋𝙪𝙨𝙤”, a university-wide parade around the city, joined by SorSU key officials, teaching & non-teaching personnel, athletes, and various student organizations from four campuses, commenced SorSU’s annual foundation anniversary celebration.
One of the highlights of this year’s celebration is the SorSU Games 2023 (SCUAA Selection Meet), consisting of various events and activities as well as sports competitions to be participated by SorSUeño athletes and students from four campuses, where winners will represent the University in the Bicol SCUAA 2023.
Following the grand parade was an opening program, in which “Hamos na SorSUeños”, the official soundtrack of SorSU Games 2023 composed by Prof. Marigrace D. Carretero, was sung by Rocel Navarro and Julius Lazaro and performed by TACSAKATE and DTCG members.
“𝘚𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘭𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘤𝘢𝘮𝘱𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘜𝘯𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘺. 𝘐 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘥𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 – 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘬𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘥: 𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘳 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘺, 𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘴𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦. 𝘞𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘗𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘴𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘔𝘢𝘺 𝘗𝘶𝘴𝘰.”
SUC President III, Dr. Geraldine F. De Jesus, in her opening remarks, reminded the students that the best athletes are those who set aside personal goals and emphasize the team, specifying that more than winning the competition, the most important aspect of sports is to develop athletes’ character and attitude.
Meanwhile, Campus Directors: Dr. Telesforo D. Escoto (Sorsogon City Campus), Prof. Ma. Elena C. Demdam (Bulan Campus), Prof. Andrew F. Detera (Castilla Campus), and Prof. Lynn C. Mendoza (Magallanes Campus) presented the respective athletes per campus.
In addition, Aldrin L. Esquipado (National SCUAA Medalist) led the ‘Lightning of Friendship Torch’ and ‘Oath of Amateurism’, while the opening of the sports games, headed by Prof. Oliver F. Garbin (Sports, Culture, and Arts – Head), officially began afterward.
Day 1 of the 2023 Foundation anniversary celebration focuses on the 𝐂𝐡𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 (among four campuses), 𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐥𝐞 𝟏𝟎𝟏 (Solidarity Dance), and 𝐂𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬, which consist of Vocal (Pop Solo, Solo Kundiman, Vocal Duet, Live Band, Instrumental Solo – Classical Guitar); Dance (Folkdance, Contemporary, Hip-hop); & Visual Arts (Photography, Charcoal Rendering, Poster Making, Pencil Drawing, Mural Painting). (SorSU PIO)