Mater Dei College sends delegates to Philippine Association of Campus Student Advisers (PACSA) Visayas Area Conference for for Campus Advisers and Student Leaders on August 8-10 at the Sarrosa International Hotel, Cebu City. The theme of the conference was “Values Integration Standard of Leadership for Advisers and Youth thru Advocacy Sensitivity”. The three- day conference was kicked off with the opening ceremonies wherein the welcome address was supposedly given by Honorable Mike Rama, Mayor of Cebu. In his absence, however, PACSA national president, Profesor Renato Jose Molano, welcomed the delegates.
The PACSA officers were almost in perfect attendance for the important event. Hon. Lucy Torres- Gomez , congresswoman of 4th district of Leyte, who was invited as the keynote address speaker, failed to show up. This made the participants a bit disappointed, but, when Professor Molano shared the house rules in such an optimistic and positive way, everyone was reassured that the conference was going to be worth their time.
Day 2 was a day of learning. Three speakers were lined up for the plenary sessions. Prof. Molano gave very timely and substantial yet entertaining way. His talk on Values- Oriented Leadership towards Social Engagement went on for more than three hours, but the crowd never felt a dull moment. The next speaker was Dr. Henry Magat. He shared about Transformational Leadership. The third speaker, Prof. Marlon Jay Basa, shared his experiences and insights on Advocacy Leadership. In the evening, the a cultural show and search for Mr. and Ms. PACSA Visayas capped the day’s event. The contestants representing region 6 bagged the titles.
The third day was a complete contrast to day 2. It was such a relaxing day with only the closing program as the main event. Most of the delegates took the opportunity to tour the Queen City of the South since we were given the afternoon off. We all went home with a new friends and a new challenge- that of Making A Difference (MAD) by being BOBO, Bringing Out the Best in Ourselves, Bringing Out the Best in Others, and even Bringing Out the Best in our Opponents.