2018 ACD Grand Alumni Homecoming With Theme "Assumptionista, Let's Rock N' LOL (Live Our Legacy)"

Assumption College of Davao formerly Assumption School of Davao (ASD) held its 2018 Grand Annual Alumni Homecoming dubbed as "Assumptionista: Rock N' LOL (Live Our Legacy)".  The reunion was held at SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang Premier, Davao City, last December 7, 2018.

Hosted by the Silver Jubilarian Batch 93 together with the Honoree Batch - the Golden Jubilarian Batch 1968.

The homecoming was attended by graduates from 1961 until 2017, former and present administrators and teachers, and the Missionaries of the Assumption.

The Pre-program starts with a dinner with live musical entertainment from ACD Batch 1996 Band, JR Solis song rendition (ACD Grade 6 Kapayapaan) and SPMC Chorale. Followed by a moment of silence for departed alumni, remembering those classmates who are no longer with us.

One of the highlights of the program is the singing of the school hymn - ONWARD, ONWARD ASSUMPTION, which make the event more festive and alive. The alumni attendees are very happy to sing the Assumption Hymn again.

Included in the highlights of the event was the ACD Batch 93 Production Number with the ALTA DANCE ENSEMBLE together with the first runner-up of Asia's Got Talent season 2 DMX Comvaleñoz.

An opening speech was given by Sr. Marietta B. Banayo, m.a, President Assumption College of Davao. 

"Let us celebrate this year with Joy and Gratitude. Because in the midst of chaotic world we are in now, there is a God who walks with us and guiding us. And as a true Assumptionista we must continue to follow the mission and vision of our school." ~ Sr. Banayo


Tokens for Batch 68 given by Ms. Luz Panes in lieu of Mrs. Iris Melliza

After the AVP of Batch 68 a token were given to each of them by Batch '93 which includes Eco Bags, Bar Pin with their faces and a gold mug.

Speech by Emma Ysonza-Venzon
President Batch 1968

In the same event, the 2018 ACD Batch 93 honored them as the shining examples of "Rock N' LOL (Live Our Legacy)" for having best exemplified the Alma Mater's ideals of services, excellence and leadership - with their outstanding accomplishments and services rendered to their communities which have brought glory upon glory to our alma mater, living ahead --- Onward, onward Assumption!


Turnover of PHp100,000 for LUMAD TEACHERS of Toruyan and Kibalatong

Turnover of a portrait of Our Lady of the Assumption made by Marie Carmelle Quemada of Batch 93 to Dr. Susan Abrina-Rubiato, ACD Alumni Association President from Batch 82

Ms. Judith Alorro Aretaño, the President of ACD Batch 93 turned over the Key of Responsibility to Ms.Aileen Cabatingan Adora, the head of ACD Batch '94 and host of next year's Alumni Homecoming

The event was hosted by ACD BATCH 93 very own Crissa Marie Nacionales and ABS-CBN Kapamilya Mas Winner Ka Game Master, Dr. Rovic Ire Cuasito.

The homecoming was headline by Carlos Agassi, he was part of a male group "The Hunks". The alumni were all thrilled and delighted when the actor-rapper serenaded and dance with them with his signature sexy moves.

The event was co-presented by Yahagi Motors and sponsored by Jeffrey Ferrando of Fortunetract Agro Sales Inc, Dr. May Joy Lim of McGregor Medical and Wellness, Kathy Du Realty and Cafe Demitasse. Other sponsors include Natasha, Gabriel Cabading, Jun Natividad, Rodito & Judith Aretaño, Dr. Gil & Rose Evora, Zsazsa Punay-Lim, Joanne Caysido-Miller of RJM Financial Services, Eugene & Genelyn Galvez-Linsangan, Arlyn Amorado-Mercado, Aileen Therese Masesar, Sharon Cuaresma-Delos Santos, ASD Batch 92 and Emily Abad.

For benefactors, PLDT, Elsa Dalisay, Arvin Costan, Jasmin Evora, Atty. Leonard Cagatin, Mrs. Evelyn Quinsay, Lyndon Russ Gavile, Sheila Casilao-Abueva, Dr. Julie Rose Castañeda-Arrosas, Roselle Marie Navarce-Padua, Dr. Ma.Rita Anna Retino-Boligao, Agnes Alolod-Wark, Vanina Santander, Catherine Pichon, Iris Dandoy-Lee, Ernie Alterado, Renen Largo, Evelyn Price, Arvi Quizon and Ariel Ibarra. 

The gathering is more on a reminiscent night of our school days at the ACD campuses.


We have all heard so much about legacy. When you think about legacy you feel a lot happier and resolve. The more I think about it the more I understood that while leaving a legacy is important it is not as important as living your legacy. Correct me here, I prefer that people will talk about me in the way I want to be known when I am alive. I think this is more exciting than thinking of what people will say when I'm no longer alive.

To Live Our Legacy is to LOVE OUR LIFE. We have so many options in life that we have to choose the way we want to. When we appreciate life we will manage ourselves better. It's like loving our life and setting a big goals to make the most of the limited time we have here on earth. So we must appreciate LIFE and LOVE life vice versa. In that our LEGACY will have a great impact that something to be appreciated and cherished.

Get EXCITED about your life. Once you love your life, be enthusiastic. Think of the opportunities ahead and experience this world as it is. Make yourself the so-called PROJECT HAPPINESS. A relationship that planted with trust even if we experience the ups and down, in spite of the obstacles each one of us is facing still we need to see beauty that life has to offer.

Your CHARACTER & ATTITUDE towards everything in life play a greater role going forward and onward. Keep looking for a brighter side. The character and attitude will be reflected in the way other people treat you. If you are positive it will attract abundance and joy. And if you are grateful about your life you will experience joy. Why am I linking LEGACY here? Because unless you feel happiness it doesn't matter how much outer success you will have because you will never enjoy it. What I mean here is that, savor the small moments and revere life -BE GRATEFUL!

To LIVE OUR LEGACY  is to INSPIRE OTHERS. Be always a good role model, always be a lookout to set great example that will help inspires everyone around you. Inspiring others to achieve also their goals will help you leave a LASTING LEGACY.

There you have it on how you can LIVE OUR LEGACY now. Living your legacy will ensure you leave a lasting legacy.

Here is the SDE (Same Day Edit) Videography made by Michelle Canda Photography.

Thank you so much: El Bonita Events (Organizer), DEEGEE Sounds and Lights DAVAO, Rico Ocalena of TRR Designs Event (Photowall),  Fresh Moments Photobooth, Dj Ryan Rodriguez (Spinner and VO), Counselor Al Ryan Alejandre for the extra Lights, SMX Convention Center (Venue), Michelle Canda Photography and Videography.

And to my Batch 93 --- A BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF US!!!!