July 26, 2013 marked another day of observing the annual Students’ Day – a day that every WVCST student awaited. It started with a Holy Mass at 7:30am and was followed by the Mass Oath Taking of the officers of the different organizations in the College especially the Student Republic.
In his speech, Dr. Luis M. Sorolla, Jr., WVCST College President, challenged the officers that as leaders they are the first in the group, therefore they have to serve and not to be served. As, officers they have to let their leadership work for the good of everybody. According to him, the College is trying its best to give every opportunity for the students to learn for the individual and collective development. He further encouraged them to take and make use of everything that the school is providing them to become better citizens of the future. Lastly, he reminded the officers that their positions require commitment and dedication for the betterment of the school as well as to their fellow students.
On the other hand, Dr. Nehema K. Misola, VP for Admin and Finance, expressed her joy to see a new set of young leaders who someday will become pillars of the country. She reminded them that this is the start of a new stage in their College life wherein they can develop potentials that will help them initiate the journey to handle greater opportunities.
Mr. Noel Panaguiton, Asst. Chief Of Staff of the Office of Cong. Jerry Treñas, who was also the guest speaker encouraged the officers, not just to work for the good of the studentry nor the College but also for the good of the country.
As a response, the President of the Student Republic, Mr. Brandon Rivera, accepted the challenge and promised that he, together with the other officers will do their best to serve the students, to be the voice of every WVCST student and to provide them with activities that will develop their personal aspects.
On the lighter side, after the Mass Oath Taking Ceremony, the different Colleges gathered together for their luncheon. Activities that include games, cheering and yelling and presentation of talents per college followed. Later in the afternoon, a Showdown of Talents ala Showtime was held in the covered gym. The Solidarity night was enjoyed by the students in the evening.