USTP Cagayan de Oro administration, faculty, staff and students gathered at the Dr. Ricardo E. Rotoras Memorial Hall on the afternoon of September 18, 2018 to pay tribute to the former University President Dr. Ricardo E. Rotoras. On his birth anniversary, the late University President would have turned fifty-one.
The tribute started with a holy mass, shortly followed by a tribute to the late University President. The USTP CDO community was able to celebrate Dr. Rotoras’ life through a touching video presentation that highlighted his passion and ambition for the University.
Photo credit: Supreme Student Council – USTP CDO
Dr. Rotoras’ wife Zarah Lynn Rotoras, together with their children, delivered a short message to the community. She thanked USTP CDO for continuing the fight for justice, and said that she hoped USTP CDO would continue the work of her late husband. Additionally, Ms. Vima Socorro J. Tandog, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, shared a few sentimental words on Dr. Rotoras’ role as University President.
The community then listened to performances by USTP CDO students, such as the song Greatest Love of All by Whitney Houston. Waving brightly lit candles in the air, the University joined as one in singing some of Dr. Rotoras’ favorite songs.
Photo credit: Colbert G. Rabaya
As an ending to the tribute, the whole community joined in silence to pray for justice for Dr. Ricardo E. Rotoras.