College Seminary, August 23, 2009. After intense philosophical discussions and some lengthy psychological interpretations, the St. Anthony Mary Claret College (SAMCC) held the 4th DAOP-PALAD Inter-seminary Encounter, an annual sports gathering of the Administrators, Professors, Formators and Students, at Claret School of Quezon City.
DAOP-PALAD was institutionalized last 2006 in line with the Feast of the Claretian Martyrs of Barbastro, by Fr. Victor F. Sadaya, CMF, College President and Rector of Claret Seminary.
DAOP- PALAD started with a Eucharistic Celebration with Fr. Restituto Audal, Jr., CMF, the Director of Claret Retreat House and the Local Superior of the Claret Formation Center as the main celebrant. After the mass, a Cheering competition followed which adorned the Claret School grounds in Blue, Red, Green and Yellow representing the team colors. It was filled with yells and laughter as each team shouted their hearts out. Each team soared high as they moved and shook their bodies; even the Professors and Priests participated in the competition.
After the cheering competition, the seminarians of Alagad ni Maria took over and sponsored some parlor games. At 12 noon, all participants gathered in the gymnasium for the “special” lunch, where the Professors were the ones who served the students. When all were full, they relaxed for a while before starting the ball games: basketball, volleyball, and badminton. There was adrenalin rushing as the games were held and all were really doing their best in order to clinch the top and to be declared as the champion. After the games were finished, Kevin Mark Rendor, the College Student Council chairman, announced the winners and all were indeed joyful as their team names were called and received the awards. Overall champion for this year’s DAOP-PALAD was the Blue Team.
All were indeed thankful to this year’s sponsors, most especially to the Dean, Dr. Beulah D. Nuval, for sponsoring three trophies and to the Professors and Formators who also shared prizes and cash.