What was once an event geared towards re-experiencing graduate students’ avenue to escape hefty loads of paperwork has finally made a comeback.

To flourish friendship and foundation, the Graduate School Students Organization (GRASSO) of Cebu Normal University (CNU) brought back GRASSO Day 2019 in various spaces of the university such as Samuel MacClintock (SM) Hall, CNU Inner Court, and Integrated Laboratory School Stage, yesterday.

Despite their active academic priorities, postgraduate students managed to laud the event and fortify the theme “Adlaw sa Kalingawan, Panaghigalaay ug Panaghiusa”.

In an interview with Ang Suga, Hon. Angelito Cabanilla, GRASSO President, shared that the event had been discontinued last 2017 and 2018 due to busy schedules of the former officers.

“[Karon] timingan sad nga akong officers kay molihok sad sila. Actually, naglisod mi kay halos [kami tanan] bag-o, [pero] bisan og bag-o mi tanan, ako nga president, kay ari man ko nagtrabaho sa CNU, na-process ra dayon ang mga papeles. Ang treasurer namo ari pod nagtrabaho; ang internal process kay napaspas siya,” he explained.

After the short program in the morning, the participants played Larong Pinoy without associating themselves with their respective departments.

Cabanilla said, “Lisod man god itapok ang students, so among paagi na lang is amo na lang gihatagan og freedom ang BPED (Bachelor of Physical Education) students sa undergraduate nga silay magbuot, wala nay college, wala nay department. Bisag kinsa lay mangapil.”

Meanwhile, the amusement radiated during the afternoon session as board games such as scrabble and chess preceded in SM Hall.

Active sports like volleyball and badminton happened at CNU Inner Court and ILS Stage.

Students from the Bachelor of Physical Education, under their organization Physical Education Majors Organization (PEMO), facilitated all the games.

Hon. Murphy Japson, PEMO President said, “Sadya ra gyod kaayo kay dali ra kaayo mag-instruct kay mopatuo dayon [ang mga Graduate Studies students] kay kasabot ra unya kahibaw na sila unsay basic nga buhatonon [sa pagduwa].”

Awarding ceremony

Serving as the event’s culmination, winners from the different games and sports were awarded during the latter part.

The following is a list of winners for GRASSO Day 2019:

Sack Race
Jorjie Nepangue
Doniar Cinafranca
Judy Mae Brizo
Jason Dave Alfar
Psyche Mari Elivera

Mary Faith Barrio
Cathlien Sigarra
Ena Clavel Tabudlong
Mylene Arcenal
Carl Loven Adlawon

Tug of War
Jhonder Genobesa
Ronilyn Menoria
Eva Buot
Ellane Lazarte
Mary Faith Barrio
Cathlien Sigarra
Ena Clavel Tabudlong
Mylene Arcenal
Carl Loven Adlawon
Hepzhibah Pilapil
Azenith Mendaros
Jenely Anarez
Maria June Candia
Marie Duazo
Shara Mae Cabuenas
Jose April Alquizola
Luzvie Estrada
Jeriah Joy Donila
Nicell Balaba

Dragon’s Tail
Johnly Gamboa
Rizza Amaca
Adelle Judilla
Psyche Mari Elivera
Jason Alfar
Ma. Charrie Anana
Jorjie Nepangue
Domar Cimafranca
Jhonnder Genobesa
Angeline Bertulfo
Eva Queenilyn Buot
April Megan Gonzales
Ronilyn Menorias
Maria Jane Vailoces
Jeriah Joy Denila
Jane April

Sandy Amores
April Megan Gonzales
Psyche Mari Elivera
Mary Grace Flores
Ma. Charrie Anana
Darwin Belandres

Bryan Catubig

Badminton (Men’s Singles)
James Luresh Un

Badminton (Women’s Singles)
Reina Jane Casas

Badminto Doubles
Doniar Cimafranca
Alfar Jason

Words by Jhonazel Kiskis, Mikaela Jane Dagani, and Mark Aleson Sanico
Photos by Lou Adrian Paghasian