By ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW
BAGUIO CITY — The city, through its Centennial Commission, gave recognitions to Anglican institutions at the awarding ceremony last Sunday. Four Anglican institutions were among the awardees for their contribution throughout the 100 years – since its founding by the American colonial administration in 1909 – of this city.
The Cathedral of the Resurrection founded in 1904, Easter College founded (1906), Easter Weaving founded (1909), and the Brent International School (1909).
Other educational, services, religious, business, and civic institutions were among the awardees too but the said Anglican institutions are among the oldest as they existed 100 years or more.
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Mrs.Virginia Doligas, manager of Easter Weaving, received their Trophy in behalf of her institution where most of them are women weavers from various tribes in the Cordillera, a legacy of the founding of the institution.
An advocate of equal rights, Deaconess Anne Hargreaves – then the headmaster of Easter School – founded the weaving room in 1909 for the female students of the said school.
It became a separate entity in 1982 when it was registered at the Securities and Exchange Commission. It now exports quality hand woven fabrics.
Dr. Brigitt S. Santiago, acting president of EC, who received the Trophy at the University of Baguio gymnasium said: “It is a great honor to be awarded among the city’s builders.”
Easter College, known earlier as Easter School, was established by the American Anglican missionary Bishop Charles Henry Brent in 1906.
Santiago also thanked those who had contributed to the realization of the institution’s vision: the faculty, non-teaching staff, students, administrators, alumni and the parents, including those who are not with the insitution but had contributed putting the institution to where it is now.
In a phone interview, she added that the school is overwhelmed with the award as it is a product of their 103rd year of existence as an educational institution.
This city is known as Northern Luzon’s educational center many of the awardees are educational institutions here.
Mrs. Ursula Daoey received the trophy for the Brent International School. Also celebrated its centennial reunion, the school was founded by Bishop Brent in 1909 originally as a boarding school for the children of the Americans in the country. It was later opened to Filipino students.
Rev. Dave Tabooy, Rector of the Cathedral of the Ressurection, said the awards are products of the Anglican Church’s tripod tasks of rendering health, education, and evangelization.
One of the fields that they would strengthen is their human rights advocacy which is in line with the doctrine of the Anglican Church, added Tabooy.
Tabooy considered his church an activist institution true to the calling of God.
“Our institution has stood by various people’s issues like human rights,” he ended. # nordis.net