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CICM Nun, Rev Mother DeMeester founded St Augustine’s School in 1910.

In 2010, Saint Augustine School (SAS) celebrated its first centennial anniversary: 100 years of service. It was a grand celebration.

Many former students, graduates and SAS alumni from all over the world came home to celebrate. Did you attend the festivities?


These CICM nuns from Europe (Belgium, Netherlands, Germany) were the first teachers at SAS. They accompanied Mother DeMeester.

The ICM sisters who run the school celebrated the occasion by retelling the school’s founding and honoring the memory of the missionary nuns and priests who brought education to the town of Tagudin and to the provinces of Ilocos Sur and La Union.

SAS Ai, Inc.

“Education is Freedom” is the rallying cry of SAS Alumni International.

St Augustine School Alumni International (SAS Ai, Inc.), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to help young, bright, promising students who come from poor families get a good high school education at SAS through financial assistance also participated in the centennial celebration providing:


SAS Ai Information Center

The KIOSK – This SAS Ai booth, manned bymembers of the SAS Ai Field Team headed by Albert Bunoan, other members of the Board of Trustees (BOT), and the President and CEO of SAS Ai, Atty Romeo J Somera, served as the information and operations center. From here we informed the public on our financial assistance program, how to apply, and what is involved in the process of applying for assistance. From this booth we also distributed promotional items, such as, pens, mugs, tote bags, baseball caps, and t-shirts. This kiosk created a lot of excitement among the crowds.


SAS Ai President and CEO, Atty Romeo J Somera in the middle of the KIOSK crowd activity.


(L-R) Tina Laycano, Atty Romeo J Somera, and Andring Ladi take a break from the picnic action.

The Community PICNIC –  Held at Dardarat Beach and ably headed by Andring Ladi and Tina Laycano, both members of the BOT, this picnic served 1600 to 1750 people who came to partake in the great food and get together. The entire town of Tagudin and Barangays were invited and they came. Our SAS Ai scholars and their parents assisted in the serving of the food and beverages. To say it was a huge success would be an understatement.


Dardarat Beach where SAS Ai held the community picnic served anywhere from 1600 to 1780 people.


(L-R) Mrs Lastimosa, Jessa Lastimosa receive the Centennial Spirit award from Peter and Nora Sprenger as the President and CEO, Atty Romeo J Somera looks on.

The Centennial BALL & RAFFLE – While the program MCs, Melanie P Florentino and Leonardjon Buenavista worked the crowd into a dancing frenzy, Nora and her husband Peter Sprenger readied the prizes for the raffle, and the gifts they have prepared for the scholars. The entire town and all centennial-attending alumni were invited. Many came to enjoy the sounds and dance to the tunes of the live band. Pepito Sison, an ardent supporter of SAS Ai and a fellow Augustinian recommended this band. The dancing was great and many of those who won raffle prizes went home very happy.


“Oooo-weee” – dancers lined up and ready to execute the Electric Slide. That dance floor was hot!

SAS Ai, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Mission:  To help young, bright, and promising students who come from poor families get a good high school education at SAS through financial assistance. All donations to the scholarship fund are tax deductible. We accept major credit cards (VISA, MC, and DISC). Use our secure online acceptance portal. Save your receipts.