Naga City — At 5:45 PM on 16 June 2017, spearheaded by the Center for Community Development office and in collaboration with Office of Student Affairs, University Chaplaincy Office, Campus Ministry Office, and Supreme Student Government, a Prayer Rally for Peace was held at the Four Pillars. This is a part of the school’s response in the wake of violence in Marawi City and the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao.
The program started with an opening prayer led by University Chaplain Fr. Celerino Ignacio M. Reyes, SJ and SSG President Katherine Chancoco. After which, the daily gospel was read by Fr. Cel that gave the rallyists a chance to have an individual reflection. A message from the University President Fr. Primitivo E. Viray, Jr., SJ followed. He appealed to everyone to continue praying for the safety of our brothers and sisters in Mindanao, especially those in Marawi City.
After the community prayer took place, candles were lit to show respect for those who have died in Marawi City. The University choir sang a song to solemnize the activity while individual prayers were offered.
As one united community, the university remains hopeful that these turmoil happening not only in the country but in the whole world will soon be over.
AdNU community responded to the call for donation of the #TabangMarawi. The Center for Community Development organized a donation campaign around the campus and circulated a One-Time Salary Deduction Form to all offices which started on May 26 and lasted until June 16, 2017. The office was able to collect a total amount of Php. 43,100.00 which was deposited thru Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro City as an assistance to their on-going relief operations to the evacuees and victims of the on-going conflict in Marawi City.