by: Dodge Carmila Cinco 

The Hospitality and Tourism Management students of Our Lady of Triumph Institute of Technology held their massive Acquaintance Party last July 21, 2017 at the MGM Auditorium, Bañadero Highway, Ozamiz City. The said party started at exactly 6:00pm and ended at 8:00pm. The Triumphants highly anticipated the said event since it was also one of the exciting occasions being celebrated each year. The theme of the event was highlighted with a quote, “Tighten your jeans as your friendship; love and never let it fade away”.  The decoration concepts were in denims. Altogether, the Supreme Student Council Officers gave their outmost effort to make the event successful and meet the expectations of the students. Under the leadership of Miss Leonides T. Sanoy and Miss Stefanie Joi N. Yator the whole decorations were perfectly made.


The program started with a doxology performed by the OLT Harmonica, one of the student’s organizations in OLT. It was followed by the opening remarks from the Senior-Vice President of OLT, Dr. Mansueto P. Atillo. In his speeds, the students were reminded about on how not to just become academically well-equipped individual but also, students must still bear the good moral values that they have acquired while they are still on the process of learning and growing at OLT. In addition, the school President of the institution, Madame Lucile A. Maglasang, gave her speech of good wisdom and gratitude that was greatly agreed and applauded by the crowd.

As the program continued, students showed their talents and skills on stage. There were two fine young men who showed their flair tending skills, a group of dancers coming from different year level, a song solo, and a fantastic musical performance of the MGM Band sponsored by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of MIT Inc., Engr. Manuel Maglasang. The crowd roared in joy and excitement as they have witnessed a surprised duet of the School President of MIT and School President of OLT.

The party did not just end there. With the coordination of the SSC officers and Events Management Student block Charlie IV, several games were prepared to add excitement to the party. Before the whole program started, the officers had distributed wrist bonds with four different colors. The colors of the bonds were red, pink, navy blue and purple. The color of their wrist bonds signified of what group they were. With the help of the Masters of Ceremony, Mr. Dave Emmanuel Ebarle and Miss Dodge Carmila Cinco, the games began.

Aside from the games, there are also special awards for those students who really stood out among the crowd. The special awards were the following: Darling of the Crowd which was awarded to Miss Lady Anne Lausa of block Alpha IV, Mr. Kobe Alden Pacana as Face of the Crowd, Miss Kathleen Claire Mainit and Mr. Alver Neil Lim as Couple of the Crowd. The award Mr. and Miss Denim 2017 was awarded to Mr. Argie Cuarteron and Miss Kristine Joy Gadiane. The students cheered for the winners and had their group pictorials right after giving the awards.

The event ended with students who enjoyed dancing on stage and on the dance floor of MGM Auditorium. Students assessed that the Acquaintance Party was indeed fun and lively.