by: John Paul Buenafe
BS Biology 1-1

The Emilio Aguinaldo College-Manila High School Department’s HUMSS Society for Active Youth (HuSAY) had its in-person general assembly on December 2, 2022, with the theme, “Solidifying Solidarity Among Humanistas and Social Thinkers”. The primary goal of the event was to foster strong relationships and camaraderie among the teachers, Junior High school students, and HUMSS students.

Yvan Angelo Castillo and Darwin Cortes, two HUMSS students, served as the program hosts. The HuSAY flag-waving signified the start of the program as the attendees gathered. Juzy Laygo-Saguil LPT, Ph.D., the Principal of High School, gave the opening comments. “May you serve like ambassadors whenever you connect with others,” she wished.

In his motivational address, HuSAY Chairperson Mr. Gabriel Mora said, “Mahirap buhayin ang walang-wala.” as he discussed his own experience upon accepting the job. He said, “Umuunlad ang HuSAY dahil sa pagkakaisa nito.” Following the address, freshly elected HUSAY deputy officers took the oath to represent their department with the utmost integrity. The Banana Ketchup, which consisted of Ma. Julianne Israel and James Lael Aquino, performed a duet, serenading the crowd.

The HUMMS Strand Coordinator, Mr. Charls Vincent P. Dela Peña, delivered his message on “Solidarity: The Importance of Team Building”, as the session continued. He said, “through testing our solidarity, we may see and comprehend our strengths”. The activities with the highest student participation after his speech included the Flag Making, the Manila Paper, the Card-Biscuit Game, the Human Kadang-Kadang, and the Sack Race. Following a short break for lunch, Nicole Aguila, the Councilor for Internal Affairs, sang “Tadhana by UDD.” Following the interval song, the Yaman Lahi Dance Troupe, spearheaded by the Head of Culture and the Arts, Mr. Michael Ulmido, gave the eagerly anticipated performance, showcasing the authentic native dance that undoubtedly inspired students to embrace our national practices and culture. Karylle Ashanti Magpantay, a Grade 11 HUMSS 2 student, then performed another intermission song.

The announcement of the game winners came as the program was about to end. The Black Team was crowned the winner, with the Blue Team taking first place. Mr. John Cris C. Tababa, the HuSAY Adviser, then gave the closing remarks. The audio and visual spectacle concluded with the EAC Hymn.

Photos Courtesy of Magdalo Junior