Scene city | Cesareo Villa-Abrille School 69th Foundation Day

EDUCATION is the best tool to achieve a better quality of life. And this was what the family of Cesareo Villa Abrille gave to the children in Bucana, Davao City 69 years ago.

FLORAL Offering: (from left) CVA Foundation Chair Leoncio Villa-Abrille, CVAES Assistant Principal Erlinda Semacon, Leticia VA Corpus, Jesusita Villa-Abrille, Bucana Estate Manager Nancy Camporedondo, and Rotary Community Corps of Bucana Pres. Weslie Capute

FLORAL Offering: (from left) CVA Foundation Chair Leoncio Villa-Abrille, CVAES Assistant Principal Erlinda Semacon, Leticia VA Corpus, Jesusita Villa-Abrille, Bucana Estate Manager Nancy Camporedondo, and Rotary Community Corps of Bucana Pres. Weslie Capute

From its humble beginnings of having Grades 1 and 2 in a modest two-classroom schoolhouse built in 1949 on a lot donated by Don Cesareo Villa-Abrille, the school how has 54 new classrooms with more than 3,000 schoolchildren. CVAES Community today deeply appreciates the huge improvements it is currently enjoying.

Since 2004, the school top graduates have been recipients of scholarships from Don Cesareo Villa-Abrille Foundation to study at the Holy Cross of Davao College. Today, each scholar enjoys two more years of free tuition because of compliance with the K-12 system. For 14 years now, this academic program gives considerable benefits for the schoolchildren of Bucana.

FR. MATT Bernard Quiao of the San Pedro Cathedral officiates at the Thanksgiving Mass

FR. MATT Bernard Quiao of the San Pedro Cathedral officiates at the Thanksgiving Mass

The 69th Foundation Day of Cesareo Villa-Abrille Elementary School started with a Thanksgiving Mass officiated by Father Matt Bernard Quiao of the San Pedro Cathedral Parish which schoolchildren, faculty and staff including the parents and homeowners in Bucana attended at the gymnasium.

After the mass, a floral offering at the sculpted bust of Don Cesareo was held followed by a motorcade around Bucana.

TEACHERS Dancing Club

TEACHERS Dancing Club

The young Majorettes, CVAS Drum & Lyre Corps and the CVAES Dance Club entertained the school community and guests with music and dancing during the foundation day celebration.

The guests left bringing with them happy memories after enjoying a sumptuous lunch hosted by the school. Councilor Boni Militar added joy to the occasion with the two large pots of “lugaw”, loaves of bread and juice solicited by Kasilak 2 Homeowners President Lydia Tomada.

CEREMONIAL Turnover of three four-story school buildings to School Principal Dr. Jean Fe Colango

CEREMONIAL Turnover of three four-story school buildings to School Principal Dr. Jean Fe Colango

For 69 years, rising from the hardships in its early days into what it has become today, the school community shared with gratitude its stories of joy, sadness and pain during the celebration of its 69th foundation.

THE PRETTY majorettes

THE PRETTY majorettes

THE YOUNG princess and consort with Teacher Linda Semacon

THE YOUNG princess and consort with Teacher Linda Semacon

CUPS of Porridge is set up by Councilor Boni Militar’s staff

CUPS of Porridge is set up by Councilor Boni Militar’s staff

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