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2016, January 20.  San Sebastian College - Recoletos Manila, 75th Foundation Day

Litho Offset, Amstar Company, Inc.,  Perf 14

Singles,  Sheets of  40



15p  San Sebastian College & Anniversary Logo - Singles  (101,000) 



First Day Covers:  Manila





San Sebastian College - Recoletos Manila - 75th Foundation Anniversary

       "Greatness Awaits One Who Recollects"

In the 1940’s, the Order of Augustinian Recollects (OAR) envisioned the establishment of a Catholic School that performs a three-fold mission: the development of man, the promotion of local culture, and the welfare of society. SSC-R, Manila was established in 1941 but assumed hiatus from 1942 to 1945 when World War II broke out. It formally reopened after the war in 1946.

The College started operation amidst the rubbles of war. The past 56 years bear witness to how the vision evolved into a sprawling campus with marked neo-gothic architecture, offering quality instructions in modern facilities aimed at developing successful students and citizens in a diverse, pluralistic and working society for the greater glory of God.

SSC-R, Manila, situated in the heart of Manila, was named after Roman centurion turned martyr – San Sebastian. The College had a relatively humble beginning. Its first functional lone building was an old convent: a two-storey Hispanic edifice made of stone and wood with capiz shell windows. The building served as classrooms of the first batch of 200 elementary and high school enrollees. SSC-R, Manila was then an exclusive school for boys.

The Recollects’ desire to respond to the needs of the times triggered a string of physical metamorphoses that now characterize the spirit, the architecture and the educational ambiance of the College. The first two-storey neo-gothic edifice modeled after the famous all steel San Sebastian Church was built in 1947, replacing the first old stone and wood building. 






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