By BSU UPAO - Posted on 03 May 2017

The Benguet State University (BSU) - College of Forestry (CF) and College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) staged a concert and frolics for a cause, respectively, this April 2017 at the gymnasium.

These activities aimed to help raise funds for faculty members, Prof. Paquito C. Untalan and Dr. Esther R. Hufana, who are in need of medical assistance.

On April 6, seven bands rocked in the concert organized by the Future Foresters’ Society (FFS) and CF.

With the theme, “Heart of Gold, We Perform for a Reason,” the performances were committed to Prof. Untalan who is scheduled for an implant of a pacemaker to help control abnormal heart rhythms.

“They say charity begins at home, so, we came up with this activity. In this little way, we will be able to help a mentor, teacher, and a friend. Every concert ticket bought will definitely help in this cause,” said Claire Chacwog, FFS program coordinator.

Also, CAS presented a frolics dubbed as “CAS Kwelahan” on April 21.

The celebrated CAS frolics was intended to aid Dr. Hufana, former dean of the college, who is diagnosed with breast cancer. The event further hopes to at least provide financial assistance for Dr. Hufana’s hormonal treatment.

“The CAS frolics was initially an activity done to support the extension projects of the college, however, we also conduct this to raise funds for a cause,” said Prof. Gregorio C. Taag, CAS socio-cultural coordinator.

“Frolics provide an avenue for students to see the other side of their respective teachers. The frolics is not only designed for the audience to have fun but the performers (teachers) also have fun. We can see the artistic side of teachers come out,” said Prof. Taag.

Prof. Taag further said that this year’s CAS frolics “hit two birds with one stone” – teachers and students having fun and providing a sense of fulfillment in raising funds for D. Hufana.

As of press time, both concerts are still on the process of auditing sold and unsold tickets before turning over the funds to their respective beneficiaries.

Juman Kevin Tindo