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Augustinian Family Educators’ Congress

The Provincial Commission on Education Apostolate in collaboration with the Commission on Education of the Asia Pacific Augustinian Conference (APAC) organized a national gathering of Augustinian educators from November 14 to 16, 2019 at La Consolacion College – Bacolod in Bacolod City. The said gathering was dubbed as Augustinian Family Educators’ Congress with the theme – “Truth-Unity-Love: Typically Augustinian Family Values.” Fr. Gary N. McCloskey, OSA, a friar from the Augustinian Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova in the United States was the keynote speaker.

The following Augustinian schools sent representatives to the said congress:

University of San Agustin
Colegio San Agustin – Bacolod
Colegio San Agustin – Biñan
Colegio San Agustin – Makati
Colegio San Agustin – Bulacan
Colegio San Agustin – Mati
Colegio del Santo Niño
San Jose Catholic School
La Consolacion College (Bacolod, Lilo-an, Pasig, Iriga, Daet, Bais, Baao, Murcia, Novaliches, Isabela, Gardenville)
Colegio del Buen Consejo
Divino Amore Academy
Saint John the Apostle Academy
Colegio de San Nicholas Tolentino – Recoletos
San Sebastian College – Recoletos
University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos
University of San Jose – Recoletos

The following were the talks delivered during the congress:

Keynote Address – Augustinian Values on Education by Fr. Gary N. McCloskey, OSA
Talk 1 – Veritas: Augustinian Value on Education by Sr. Joan Brigida Corazon S. Infante, OSA
Talk 2 – Unitas: Augustinian Value of Education by Fr. Ian Anthony R. Espartero, OAR
Talk 3 – Caritas: Augustinian Value on Education by Sr. Ma. Lirio L. Guillermo, AR

Concurrent Sessions:
Loob: Typically Augustinian Family Value by Fr. Tito D. Soquiño, OSA
Justice and Peace in School Environment by Sr. Ma. Luz F. Mijares, OSA
Augustinian Values towards School Leadership by Fr. Andrew P. Batayola, OSA
Ecological Stewarship: Care for the Common Good by Fray Stephen O. Tan, OSA
Accreditation and Quality Assurance Practices: The USA- Iloilo Experience by Dr. Regina Aileen May V. Vergara
Closing Discourse – Augustinian Values and Technology by Fr. Gary N. McCloskey, OSA

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