Saturday, September 20, 2014

RMMC starts 50th bday celebration with Spongecola Concert!

Posted on by in with 13 Comments

Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Colleges is now a Grand Old Dame at 50!  And to launch and celebrate this milestone, she went BIG TIME!

One of the most enduring educational institutions in General Santos City and South Central Mindanao, RMMC recently launched her year-round Golden Anniversary Celebration by mounting a concert for the studentry, faculty, workers and supporters featuring its home-grown talents, notably Teatro Ambahanon,  and a famous Manila rock band, SPONGECOLA!

Bariles and GandaEverSoMuch whose late father was once a high school faculty member of Magsaysay (as it’s commonly called) during the late 70s and early 80s, were privileged to have been there during the milestone launch at the jampacked GenSan Gym in Barangay Lagao.

Both witnessed and were awed by a program which heralded RMMC‘s unprecedented growth  over the years via a video presentation and entertainment numbers that showcased the talents which RMMC has been steadily producing throughout the years.

The Millado siblings, College President Kris and lovely wife Pia with their kids along with older brother Jojo and younger brother Marthin were there to join the celebration and bask in the overwhelming spirit of gratitude from their wards that seemed to permeate the whole gym for this monumental concert they mounted.  Their grandfather who founded the school in 1960 and their father, Flor who brought it to greater heights must be beaming with pride.

"THE YOUTHFUL RMMC PRESIDENT KRISTOFFER FRANZ MARI MILLADO FORMALLY OPENS THE YEAR-LONG CELEBRATION OF THE SCHOOL'S GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY EVEN AS HE WAXES NOSTALGIC ABOUT THE SCHOOL'S HUMBLE BEGINNINGS."

Here are some more pictures to show for it, the day when all RMMC’ians came together in a joyous and never-to-be-matched celebration of their school’s big day!

"SOME OF THE RMMC POP IDOLS WHICH HAVE BEEN WINNING IN VARIOUS CITY-WIDE COMPETITIONS, BELT OUT A POPULAR PIECE DURING THE PROGRAM."

"LOCAL RAP GROUP, DIZE STORM THE STAGE WITH THEIR OWN COMPOSITIONS."

"TEATRO AMBAHANON, RMMC'S RESIDENT DANCE THEATER GROUP PERFORM IN COLLABORATION WITH TWO OTHER GROUPS FROM COTABATO & DAVAO IN A THOUGHT-PROVOKING NUMBER"

"MANILA BAND SPONGECOLA BRINGS THE HOUSE DOWN AT THE START OF THEIR ALMOST TWO-HOUR PERFORMANCE."

"SPONGECOLA VOCALIST YAEL YUZON DELIGHTS THE RMMC CROWD WITH HIS ENDEARING SHOWMANSHIP AND UNABASHED THEATRICALITY."

The concert lasted for over three hours but it was evident that everyone who witnessed the spectacle will treat it as  a night that won’t  be forgotten for as long as they live.  Inviting a top Manila Band to perform in GenSan might be a costly affair but it has turned out to be the best decision that the Millado’s and their school board have made to launch their 50th Anniversary.

It was a small price to pay in celebration for the successes that their educational institution have achieved for five decades since their grandfather established it to help out the working students of what was then known as Dadiangas.  It was one big thanksgiving party for the people who have helped  nurture and sustain the founder’s legacy and it was all worth it.

Happy 50th Anniversary RMMC!  Here’s looking forward to more years of providing academic excellence and leading the way towards exemplary artistic pursuits among the people of Soccsksargen!

Mabuhay!!!

Tagged , , ,

About Avel Manansala

Avel Manansala aka Bariles, is a native of a bustling city down south of Mindanao Island. He is a consultant on Blogging, Social Media, and Marketing . He is co-founder and head of the SoCCSkSarGen Bloggers and manager of Google Business Group (GBG)- General Santos. You may add him to your circles on G+ - http://plus.google.com/+AvelManansala. If you need more info on any of these fields, please leave him a message.

View all posts by Avel Manansala →

13 thoughts on “RMMC starts 50th bday celebration with Spongecola Concert!

  1. nice A

    So happy that you posted it at last, K. Avel. Sir Jojo Millado mentioned to me about this event in our chit-chat here recently.

    Reply
  2. checkmate101

    Sir Kris . . . . you are so matured now. . . . .

    I remember you being always with your papa when you were still 5 years old. . . . same with your kuya and ate.

    anyway. . . . carry on the good path and ideals your papa and lolo started.

    Salamat naman at di napalitan ang original concept ng RMMC Logo na pinahirapan namin sa Campus Courier.

    MABUHAY ANG RMMC.

    MABUHAY LAHAT NG RMMCians.

    Reply
  3. checkmate101

    yes matagal na yung plano gawing RMMU ang RMMC but dami kontrapelo. . .

    The idea of making RMMC to be RMMU floated in the later part of 70’s till mid-80’s.

    DAmi kontra-pelo kasi. . . . .

    Reply
  4. jeff

    thank you for this article! you have truly conveyed to the people what truly RMMC in the past and what it is now today. At present,
    RMMC is the first and the only Higher Education Institution in Region 12 with PACUCOA (Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities- Commission on Accreditation ) accredited programs. Five of its academic offerings are now granted LEVEL 1 status as certified by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philkippines or FAAP namely: BUSINESS EDUCATION/COMMERCE, CRIMINOLOGY ( the first and the only accredited criminology program in Region 12 ), ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, LIBERAL ARTS AND SECONDARY EDUCATION. Recently, 7of its programs have undergone CONSULTANCY VISIT.
    Thank you and Mabuhay ang RMMC! Mabuhay ang Gensan News Onllne Mag!

    Reply
    • bariles Post author

      @jeff, thanks for the additional info. Somebody should make a definitive history of RMMC and spread it around. More people should know of its great achievements. :)

      Reply
  5. checkmate101

    HEHEHEHE PWEDE DIN AKO KASI ALMA MATER AKO. . . . teka doon sa library ng RMMC daming nakatagong issue ng campus courier. . . at mga yearbook na gawa namin noon.

    bawat yearbook me kasamang history ng RMMC. dinagdagan lang sa dulo ng mga highlight events for the year. . . .

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA


ADD GBG GENSAN TO YOUR CIRCLES

SEARCH GENSAN NEWS

FOLLOW BARILES

ARCHIVES

SPONSORS

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

SUBSCRIBERS

RANKINGS

PLS SUPPORT THIS BLOG