CTU-DB’s Founding Anniversary Fiesta: Bridging Tradition and Innovation

Cebu Technological University-Daanbantayan Campus (CTU-DB) marked a memorable milestone on March 5, 2024, as it joyously celebrated the “Fiesta sa Nayon” in conjunction with the second day of its 76th founding anniversary. Under the resonating theme of “Timeless Triumphs: Celebrating a Decade of Celebration, Resilience, and Progress from Inception to Inspiration through the Power of Passion,” the event radiated with enthusiasm and spirit.

The campus grounds were transformed into a vibrant arena where echoes of tradition and camaraderie reverberated. The Filipino traditional games echoed through the air, infusing the event with a deep sense of cultural heritage and fun-filled competition. From the adrenaline-pumping Tug of War to the nimble feats of the Chinese Garter, each game served as a nostalgic nod to the past while fostering bonds of friendship among participants and spectators alike. The spirited contests of Palosebo, Shatong, Pukpok-Palayok, Buwan-Buwan, Karang, Luksong Lubid, Sack Race, and Patintero ignited the competitive spirit and showcased the indomitable Filipino resilience.

Students hailing from diverse academic disciplines, including the Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEEd), Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in Mathematics (BSEd-Math), Bachelor of Technology and Livelihood Education (BTLEd), Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BSIE), Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management (BSHM), Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT), and Bachelor of Science in Fisheries (BSFi), eagerly participated in these exhilarating games. Their enthusiastic involvement not only showcased their prowess and unity but also underscored the talents woven within the CTU-DB community.

As the sun set on the jubilant festivities, it left behind cherished memories of camaraderie, sportsmanship, and the enduring spirit of celebration. The “Fiesta sa Nayon” served as a testament to CTU-DB’s unwavering commitment to fostering holistic development and celebrating the rich tapestry of Filipino culture. l Dr. Nikkithea Beduya