CEBU City, Oct. 1, 2013— De La Salle Araneta University president Br. Narciso Erguiza Jr., FSC is taking over the helm of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP).
Erguiza replaced Fr. Gregorio Bañaga, CM, as the new president of the 72-year old organization of Catholic academic institution nationwide. Bañaga, who is incumbent president of Adamson University Manila, held the post since 2010.
The election of the new set of CEAP national officers were announced during the organization’s recent convention held at the Waterfront Hotel in this city over the weekend.
Also elected were Ateneo de Davao University president Fr. Joel Tabora, SJ as the new CEAP Vice President while University of the Immaculate Conception-Davao president Sr. Ma. Marissa Viri, RVM as the new CEAP Secretary. University of Sto. Tomas rector Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, OP, meanwhile, was elected the new CEAP Treasurer.
Based on CEAP rules, national officers are elected annually from among the regional trustees as long as they have not yet reached six years in their regional post or a maximum stay of two terms of three years each in the CEAP Board.
During the CEAP’s annual convention, the CEAP Board gathers for an organizational meeting. Since a number of regional trustees have been replaced and the terms of some trustees-at-large have ended, the CEAP Board members elect new ones. All 16 regional trustees plus 5 trustees at large are eligible to be voted as long as they are still in the board for at least one year.
The CEAP is an organization of over 1,400 Catholic schools, universities and colleges nationwide. More than 3,250 Catholic educators representing member-schools gathered in this city for the annual CEAP National Convention.
Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CEAP) president and Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma presided the opening Eucharistic celebration of the National Convention while Episcopal Commission on Youth chairman and Legazpi Bishop Joel Baylon led the closing Mass.
During the closing ceremonies of the CEAP convention, Erguiza and Tabora presented a plaque of appreciation to Bañaga as out-going president of the organization. (YouthPinoy)