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Dr. Darwin D. Yu Wins Search for Most Outstanding Finance Educator

Dr. Darwin D. Yu, Associate Professor, Finance & Accounting
Department, and Chair, Leadership and Strategy Department, of the John
Gokongwei School of Management, was awarded the Rafael B. Buenaventura
Most Outstanding Finance Educator last February 27, 2008 at Bangko
Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in the nation-wide search organized jointly
by the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX) and
Citi. FINEX is an association of about 700 finance executives, while
Citi is the world's largest financial services company. Rafael B.
Buenaventura served as the ninth BSP Governor, and the first
Filipino chief executive officer of Citibank Philippines. The search
culminated in 5 regional winners, one each from Mindanao, Visayas, and
Luzon outside NCR, and two from NCR. From among the regional winners,
the Most Outstanding Finance Educator was chosen.

The award aims to honor the finance education profession, to recognize
the outstanding qualities and contributions of finance teachers, to
inspire teachers to achieve excellence in finance education, and to
actively promote finance education to make college graduates more
competitive in the global work force.

Our warmest congratulations to Dr. Darwin D. Yu.

Support for the Sumilao Farmers

On March 1, Saturday, 144 farmers would be arriving in Manila to
prepare for the "much-anticipated" march around Malacañang to call on
GMA to enforce its decision revoking the land conversion by isuuing a
cease and desist order on SMFI.

The march around Malacañang would be entitled MARTSA or March for
Agrarian Reform, Truth, Social Justice and Accountability. Everyday,
beginning March 3, the farmers would march from 7am until 6pm.
Afterwards, they would proceed to Caritas, which would serve as their
camp while the MARTSA is on ongoing.

In line with this, we would like to once again ask for your support
for our brothers from Sumilao, Bukidnon by donating any of the

* 144 pieces of mats or banig

* 7 gas stoves and gas

* cooking utensils (i.e. 7 na malalaking kawali, 14 na kaldero, 7
sandok and 160 plates)

U can also sponsor either their lunch or dinner. A meal will cost Php
11, 200 (P70 x 160 pax). It would also be better if you can join them
during their meals in Caritas.

Please call our local numbers 5090 or 5091 if you wish to donate.

Thank you!

Science and Engineering Week

The School of Science and Engineering invites everyone to the
activities we have lined up for SOSE week - March 3-8:

March 3:
Poster Presentations by the Semi-finalists for the SOSE Awards for
Outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research - 4:30 pm, SEC
C Foyer.

The posters will be on exhibit until March 8.

March 4:
Oral Presentations by the Finalists for the SOSE Awards for Student
Research - 4:30 pm, PCI Bank Lecture Hall

March 5:
BPI-DOST Science Awards 2008
Our Awardees:
Cesare Mikhail R. Cejas - BS/MS Chemistry
Carole M. Loable - BS/MS Chemistry
Timothy James L. Yusun - BS Mathematics
Awarding ceremonies at 3:00 pm, Escaler Hall

March 7:
SOSE Awards for Outstanding Student Research - announcement of winners
and awarding ceremonies at 4:30 pm, Escaler Hall

March 8:
Open House for Accepted Freshmen, 8 am to 5 pm.
Plenary Sessions will be held in Leong Hall Auditorium

Checks Request Processing

Date : February 26, 2008

To : University Community

From : Central Accounting Office

Subject: Checks Request Processing

For your convenience, we wish to inform you that beginning March 1, 2008, our
Accounts Payable Section will inform you when your check is ready for pick up
or release through SMS or text message. In order to do this, please indicate
the CELL PHONE NUMBER OF THE PAYEE on the space provided in the Order for a

Please be reminded that the processing time for your check requests is two [2]
working days from the time the CAO receives your check requests, provided that
the necessary documents and information are provided. Once your check is
prepared, please allow for one more working day for your check to be approved
and signed by authorized check signatories.

Please be reminded also of the 12:00 NOON-cut-off-time for receiving your
check request. All check requests received after the cut-off are considered
received on the following day. Similarly, all check requests received on
Saturdays are considered received on the following Monday.

Please be guided accordingly. Thank you very much.

Maritess A. Borromeo
Supervisor, Accounts Payable

Noted by:

Mrs. Leonora P. Wijangco
Director, Central Accounting Office

Web news update (27 February)

Web news update (27 February)

For the latest bulletins, news and features on the Ateneo, visit the official university Web site: This week's home page stories:

President’s Corner

* GC35 Update: Pope tells Jesuits 'The Church needs you'


* Ateneo-Japan Radio Ltd. collaboration: Goodbye WIPAS, welcome WiMAX
* Ateneo reaps accolades at Jessup national round
* AGS-DISCS software modules help make AP and Filipino more interesting


* Wish fulfillment in Impy Pilapil’s interactive installation “12 Human Senses”
* Busina (A primer)
* A statement from economists of the Ateneo de Manila University


* Sign up for the Summer 2008 sports modules - ACC, AJBA, AFC, ABS
* Blue Booters Bulletin #12: Life, death, and Ateneo football
* Blue Booters Bulletin #11: Awakenings, A Gambit, and Grand Theft (UAAP Updates)
* 10th Inter-MBA Challenge kicks off


* BlueRep presents "Bat Boy The Musical", March 7
* Interfaith Rally, Feb. 29
* Tutok Kargado Video Screenings
* Symposium and film showing on truths and memories of World War II, March 18 and 19

What’s new inside?

o Situation Report – Feb. 27 (University Physical Plant)

o Ateneo Golf Club Launch ( Alumni Events)

o Five key lessons I’ve learned since I came down from the hill (Alumni News)

o "Teddies" awarded to outstanding AHS student orgs (High School)

o Reflecting on Juniors' Prom 08 (High School)

o Juniors' Prom "Deroulez" a great success! (High School)

Visit your Unit Homepage for updates. Check out 'Ateneo this week' for weekly campus activities. We welcome news, features, and announcements from the Ateneo community. Please send your materials to Thank you!

The Pathways kids are going places literally!

Dear Friend,

We'd like to share with you some of our students' recent successes:

ARCHIE DOLIT (V-BS ECE, ADMU) was part of the Ateneo team that won
Second Place in the recent SMART-SWEEP contest held in Cebu. They win
a cash prize of P 300,000 and Ateneo receives an equivalent amount in
the form of grants.
The SWEEP Innovation and Excellence Awards is one of SMART?s major
initiatives under SWEEP, its pioneering industry-academe partnership
that seeks to help raise the level of technology and engineering
education in the country.
REGINALD BUENO (II-BS Educational Psychology, DLSU) will be a Student
Ambassador going on a 10-day visit to Japan as part of the Japan-East
Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) Programme.

Reggie was selected by the National Youth Commission in conjunction
with the Japan International Cultural Center (JICC) of the Embassy of
Japan and the Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE).

The JENESYS Programme, funded by the Japanese Government and in
partnership with the ASEAN Secretariat, aims to deepen understanding
of the different facets of the Japanese society including politics,
diplomacy, economics and culture and to form the basis of future
vision and construct firm solidarity among Asian countries which will
promote mutual understanding of the future generation of ASEAN and
East Asia Summit member countries.

MITCHIE BONCODIN (II-AB International Studies, Miriam College) will
spend her first semester of junior year at the Royal Melbourne
Institute of Technology (RMIT), University of Australia on full
scholarship! Miriam College's International Studies Department
nominated Mitchie after going through comprehensive screening and
deliberations on the entire sophomore batch of IS majors at Miriam

Archie, Reggie and Mitchie are just some of the students nurtured by
the Pathways program since they were in high school. Through our
academic and self-enhancement programs and the partnerships we have
forged with universities, foundations and like-minded individuals, we
now see these students slowly grow into confident, successful young
adults now giving pride not just to their families, but to their
schools and the country as well!

Archie Dolit and Reggie Bueno are scholars under the Offices of
Admission & Aid of the Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle
University respectively.

Mitchie Boncodin is a scholar of the JCAP Program. JCAP was initiated
by US-based Filipina and distinguished Miriam alum, Dr. Josefina
Jayme-Card as a way of her giving back to the Philippines. Ayala
Foundation and Ateneo-Pathways to Higher Education manage the program
in the Philippines.
These organizations along with the many young volunteers who mentored
them since high school are just some of the many people we have to
thank for enabling Archie, Reggie and Mitchie to shine. It just
confirms our belief that it takes an entire village to raise a child
and look at them now!

Congratulations to you Archie, Reggie and Mitchie! We are all very
proud of you!

Supporting a Pathways student?s allowance through college costs only P
12,000 per year (or P 1,000 a month), while sponsoring a high school
student through our two-month summer school program ? Alay ni Ignacio
(ANI) costs only P 1,500 per student.

Pathways to Higher Education is a five-year old education reform
program of the Ateneo de Manila University. To date, it has helped
bridge over 500 deserving but financially challenged students to
quality colleges and universities while nurturing another 500 high
school students to enter and complete college and contribute
positively to society.

For more information, you can check out our website: or email us at


Solvie T. Nubla
Pathways to Higher Education
Ateneo de Manila University

Tel: 426-6001 local 4048 - 4049
Telefax: 920-0153

SITUATION REPORT - Wednesday, 27 February 2008

(Wednesday, 27 February 2008)

The Situation Report of 27 February 2008, with relevant photos, is posted at

It may also be downloaded as a Word file from

POWER: Bellarmine Field will not have power till the 3rd week of March. Replacement cables will be delivered on the 2nd week of March. The good news is that power in Bellarmine Field will be restored before the Blue Roast and the Commencement Exercises.

The damaged cables being subjected to megger tests and found not safe to be used.

SECURITY: At 9:10 a.m. Tuesday, 19 February SG WILFREDO P FLORANO & SG CRESENTE O NITUDA called for assistance on seeing an L300 with the engine on fire at the Grade School Lane . University Physical Plant personnel JOSEPHY ALMOSERA, EUGINE BULATAO, FIDEL MANAOG, HIGINO HERMANO, CESAR BALBOS and DAMIAN PALMERO rushed to put out the fire. The fire was believed due to faulty electrical wiring. Nobody was injured.

Unlocked cars: The number of cars found unlocked in the Loyola Heights campus is still alarming.

Two cars were found unlocked at the Northwest carpark at night with valuables inside. This is really a clear invitation to be robbed of valuables including laptops.

Summary of Unlocked Cars

4 to 9 Feb.
Total (T)= 35

North carpark (NC) = 4
East carpark (EC) = 8
Central carpark (CC) = 14
Bellarmine carpark (BC) = 5
Diversion Carpark (DC) = 4

11 to 16 Feb.
T = 50

NC = 20
EC = 8
CC = 14
BC = 5
DC = 3

18 to 23 Feb.
T = 36

NC = 0
EC = 13
CC = 11
BC = 3
DC = 9

Motorists are URGED to lock their vehicles while they are parked or after parking them.

At 11:20 a.m. last Wednesday, 20 February three males were accosted by Loyola Schools guard SG FERNANDO G PEROCHE at the Quad area for not wearing their ID. While they claimed to be Ateneo students, they could not produce any ID. They were invited to the security office where they admitted that they were not Ateneo students. In the presence of ADSA personnel, they were released and warned not to loiter on campus.

1. 1:15 p.m., Monday 18 Feb.: MS AIMEE BENJI C. TAN found a cell phone in the Rizal Library Computer Lab. She turned it over to campus security. Owner of the cell phone claimed it at the security office on Wednesday, 20 February.

2. 4:40 p.m., Monday, 18 Feb.: SG ADAR L TAGUINOD found a laptop inside CTC 103. Claimed by the owner at 5:15 p.m. of the same day.

3. 7:10 p.m., Monday, 18 Feb.: SG JOSE F JAMANDRE found a laptop inside CTC 305. Claimed by the owner at 7:25 p.m. of the same day.

4. 12:05 p.m. Wednesday, 20 Feb.: SG LEO B MADRIGUERA found wallet with cash and ATM and credit cards in SOM JSEC mall. Claimed by the owner at 4:40 p.m. of the same day.

5. 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, 20 Feb.: JOSEPH S BANHAO found a laptop, iPod and books inside a backpack in Gonzaga waiting shed. Owner claimed the backpack at 6:50 a.m. of Thursday, 21 February.

6. 4:23 p.m. Thursday, 21 Feb.: MR. RICK DU found the wallet inside the Blue Eagle Gym. This was claimed by the owner at 5:00 p.m. Friday, 22 Feb.

7. 3:30 p.m. Saturday, 23 Feb.: MR. SONY PEREZ driver of LPTODA green tricycle 197 found a cell phone inside the sidecar of his tricycle. The honest tricycle driver turned it over to campus security. It was claimed by the owner at 4:20 p.m. of the same day.

TRAFFIC: Concrete barriers at the U-turn slots are structurally stronger than a speeding SUV. This was proven last Friday, 22 February at the U-turn under the Gate 2.5 pedestrian footbridge. The lady driver of a northbound SUV inadvertently hit five of the concrete barriers when she dozed off while driving at 1:30 a.m. The air bag saved her from injuries.

Campus security responded to the accident and extended assistance to the victim. This is done by security in all cases of accidents in front of Ateneo.

A High School parent who was involved in a similar accident last Thursday, 31 January wrote to campus security and commended the action of the guards who instinctively extended assistance to victims of the U-turn barriers in the area.


Please email comments to
Visit the University Physical Plant website at

AMPC Announcements

A. AMPC Announcement re Dividends and Rebates - 08 March 2008

Date: Saturday, 08 March 2008
Venue: AMPC Dining Area
8 am-12 noon REGISTRATION

· Call of Meeting to Order
· Proof of Due Notice
· Certification of Quorum
· Consideration of the Minutes of 2007 General Assembly
· Chair’s Report
· Treasurer’s Report and Report on Audited Statements of
Financial Condition and Operation
· Discussion/acceptance of Reports

Distribution of Dividends and Patronage Rebates
However, non-AMPC members, spouses and children of AMPC members may NOT join any of the General Assembly activities

Some members (for example, workers who work in Makati) may not be able to attend the GA. They will be allowed to register and vote before the GA provided they submit a Certification from
their supervisor stating that they have to work on March 8 and cannot be present during the GA.

All ballots must be dropped in the ballot box by 1 pm.

- Only AMPC members who have registered and are present during the GA raffle may claim their prizes. If they are not registered, they will not be qualified to win the raffle.
- AMPC members who have to leave the GA because they have to work must SUBMIT a Certification from their Supervisor stating that they are on OFFICIAL DUTY. A box will be placed on the
registration table for these Certifications. Please put them inside this box during the registration period.
- Major prizes will be drawn using the RAFFLE STUBS that members must fill up during registration. Raffle stubs which are unsigned and do not have complete information will not be honored.
- Minor prizes will be drawn using REGISTRATION NUMBERS assigned to each member. Please write down your name at the back.

* The following will be distributed at the end of the GA:
8% dividend on members' shareholdings
13% patronage rebate
* Members who submitted their receipts BEFORE THE JANUARY 31ST DEADLINE AND WHO ATTEND THE GA will receive their dividends and rebates AT THE END OF THE GA.
* Members who submitted their receipts BEFORE THE JANUARY 31ST DEADLINE AND DO NOT ATTEND THE GA may claim their dividends and rebates from the AMPC Office
anytime from 8 am to 5 pm on FRIDAY, MARCH 28.
* Members who submitted their receipts AFTER THE JANUARY 31ST DEADLINE AND WHO ATTEND THE GA will receive their dividends at the end of the GA but may claim their
rebates between Monday-Friday April 21-25.
* Members who submitted their receipts AFTER THE JANUARY 31ST DEADLINE AND DO NOT ATTEND THE GA may claim their dividends and rebates between
Monday-Friday April 21-25.
* For members whose shareholdings are below P5,000: you will receive your rebates.
However, your dividends will be credited to your capital build-up. An official receipt will be issued for this.

Manner of payment: CASH - if below P1,000 CHECK - if P1,000 and above
These procedures are consistent with what was done in previous years.

The patronage rebates of offices whose shareholdings are P15,000 will be given out. A check will be issued to the unit or department head. If it is to be made out to a representative of the
unit, the unit or department head should submit a letter authorizing the AMPC to do so.
The dividends and patronage rebates of offices whose share capital is below P15,000 will be credited to their shareholdings. An official receipt will be given in acknowledgment of this.

Attendance in the General Assembly is a requirement if you want to retain your MIGS status. Those who do not attend the GA for two consecutive years without a valid reason will lose their MIGS
status on the third year. This will mean:
* loss of eligibility to be nominated for an elective position in the AMPC Board and the 3 elective AMPC Committees (Audit and Inventory Committee, Credit Committee, Election Committee)
* loss of privilege to vote
Members who are unable to attend may address their letter to the Chair of the AMPC Board of Directors, care of the AMPC office. Or you may email the Chair at

B. Announcement for AMPC Patrons with Outstanding Accounts


The following Resolutions were passed by the AMPC Board of Directors during its Meeting yesterday, 27 February 2008:

Board Resolution No. 2008.11 The Patronage Refund of Departments/Offices with outstanding receivables will be witheld until payment has been made.

Board Resolution No. 2008.12 Starting Saturday, 1 March 2008, the AMPC will be charging 1% per month for the receivables that are thirty days overdue.

Truths and memories of WWII

ACAS and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
cordially invite you and your students to a symposium and film showing on


March 18 and 19, 2008, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights campus


March 18 at Escaler Hall

1:30 – 3:20 NHK documentary, “Battle for Manila: A Month to the Scorched
3:20 – 3:30 Coffee break
3:30 – 4:30 Lecture: “Battle for Manila, a Japanese View”
Satoshi Nakano, Ph.D., Hitotsubashi University
4:30 – 5:30 Comments and discussion to be led by Ricardo Trota Jose, Ph.D.,
University of the Philippines,Diliman

March 19 at Faura Audio Visual Room

1:30 – 2:30 A film about the Nanjing Massacre
2:30 – 2:45 Coffee break
2:45 – 3:20 Comments by Attorney Hiroshi Oyawa
3:30 – 4:20 Lecture: “Achievements and Lessons of the Nanjing Incident
International Symposium 2007”
Tokuji Kasahara, professor, Tsuru University
4:30 – 5:20 Comments and discussion to be led by
Lydia N. Yu Jose, Ph.D., Ateneo de Manila University

Snacks will be served and we need to know how much to serve. For this, we
shall appreciate it if you could let us know if you are coming on one or both
days and how many of your students we should expect. Please call or fax Marian
at 426-4326. You may also email Thank you very much

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School of Social Sciences, Loyola Schools
3rd Floor, Social Sciences Building
Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108
Tel. : (632) 426-6001 locals 5208, 5209, 5248
Fax : (632) 426-4326; 426-6001 local 5280
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Blueboard mailing list


on its 16th year


Story and Book Keythe Farley & Brian Fleming
Music & Lyrics Laurence O'Keefe

Straight from the tabloid headlines comes BAT BOY, a dark and funny critically-acclaimed rock musical about love and mutilation.

Bat Boy The Musical chronicles the story of a boy with bat-like ears and needle teeth, who is found in a cave and is later adopted by a human family that tries to teach him the ways of a civilized society. Bat Boy's struggle to be "human" and to be accepted is at the core of this moving and surprisingly hilarious modern day musical.

Leading the talented cast is Marvin Ong as Bat Boy together with Laura Cabochan as his foster mother, Meredith. With direction and choreography by Repertory Philippines veteran Robbie Guevara (Fiddler On The Roof), musical direction by Laura Cabochan, and lights and sounds design by Voltaire De Jesus, Bat Boy promises to be a bloody, heart-racing musical unlike anything that BlueREPERTORY has done before.

BAT BOY The Musical plays on the week of March 7
at the Fine Arts Exhibit Hall, Ateneo de Manila University.

This production is brought to you by Havaianas and Orange Segment, the official print media partner of Bat Boy, together with KC De Venecia Foundation, Mary Grace, and Tree's Company.

For Details and Ticket Reservations, contact Hannah at 0922-894617.

Exciting Workshops!

A. Ateneo CORD's Managing Effective Meeting Workshop, March 5, 2008 (Special Price for Ateneo Offices!)

The Ateneo Center for Organization Research and Development

Invites you to the

Managing Effective Meeting Workshop

The Managing Effective Meeting Workshop is a one-day course that will help participants gain a better appreciation of effective meetings and provide them with the necessary tools for better management of meetings.

At the end of the program, participants are expected to:

1. Describe the meeting process and enumerate their roles/responsibilities as facilitators

2. Develop skills in creating marketing materials for meeting.

3. Differentiate effective and ineffective meetings

4. Identify ways of handling meetings effectively

5. Understand how individual differences can be managed for more productive meetings

Module Description

Module I: Before the Meeting

Participants will learn about major considerations in a meeting – identifying the participants and the facilitator of the meeting as well as the other administrative preparations for a meeting.

* Preparing and marketing the meeting agenda
* Profiling your participants and the facilitator for the meeting

Module 2: During the Meeting

In this module, the participants will be guided on how to improve their skills as facilitators during meetings.

* Communication and Listening Skills of the facilitator of the meeting
* Managing Group Dynamics
* Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills

Module 3: After the Meeting

A deeper understanding of what works better would bring about productive ways of pl ann ing for future meetings.

* Assessment of the output of the meeting
* Next steps

Schedule: March 5, 2008
Venue: TBA

Program Fee: P 4,000 inclusive of materials and meals
* Special Price for ATENEO OFFICES - P3,800 only

For interested parties, please fax or email the attached registration form to Ateneo CORD:

Tel No: 426-5931
Telefax No: 426-6065

Hurry and reserve now! Limited slots available!

Ateneo Center for Organization Research and Development
2/F Hoffner Building , Social Development Complex,
Ateneo de Manila University,
Katipunan Road, Loyola Heights ,
Quezon City, Philippines
Tel: (02) 426-6282 and 426-5931
Fax: (02) 426-6065

B. Summer 2008: Nihongo for Young People

Japanese Studies Program
Ateneo de Manila University

Summer Program 2008

Basic Japanese Language

What is Nihongo for Young People?

Established in 1966, the Japanese Studies Program of Ateneo de Manila
University has been providing quality education on Japanese language. Nihongo
for Young People is part of our outreach program that is open to young people
from 12 to 18 years old. Our goal is to promote the understanding of Japan
through its language in the young generation.

What can I learn?

Nihongo for Young People is a course for beginners. It focuses on basic
communication skills, particularly through speaking and listening. The course
also introduces a basic knowledge of Japanese characters for everyday use in

At the end of the course, you will be able to:
- Use basic Japanese in a variety of everyday situations
- Express your ideas in simple Japanese
- Understand what you are told in Japanese
- Recognize basic Japanese characters, especially Hiragana

When and where will it be?

Period: March 31 - April 11, Monday - Friday
Time : 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Venue : Natividad Galang Conference Room
H.V. Dela Costa Building
Loyola Heights Campus,
Ateneo de Manila University
Quezon City


- Please send registration form by fax, email or mail one week before the class
- Payment is 3,000 pesos including handouts and other materials.
- If paying in check, please make it payable to Ateneo de Manila University.
- Payment may also be deposited at the Ateneo bank account.
- Accomplish the Deposit slip in three copies.
- Fill out the slip clearly and provide the following information:
Bank : Metro Bank
Account Number : 559-3-55900031-1
Account Name : Ateneo de Manila University
(Below the account name, please write: JAPANESE LANGUAGE COURSE.)
- Send the original copy of the validated deposit slips or fax a copy to the
Japanese Studies Program, Ateneo de Manila University.

For details, please contact us at:
Japanese Studies Program
Ateneo de Manila University
School of Social Sciences
Room 209, Ricardo & Dr. Rosita Leong Hall
Katipunan Road, Loyola Heights
Quezon City 1108
Telefax: 426-4326 | Phone: 426-6001 local 5248
c/o Marian Salvador

Hiroko Nagai-Yabut, Ph.D.
Japanese Studies Program
2/F Ricardo and Dr. Rosita Leong Hall
School of Social Sciences
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Telephone: (632) 426-6001 local 5248
Facsimile: (632) 426-4326

Summer 2008 Academic Adivisement Schedule for Education Students

Summer 2008

March 4, 2008 (Tuesday) - 4:00-5:00 p.m.
March 5, 2008 (Wednesday)- 4:00-5:00 p.m.
March 8, 2008 (Saturday)- 8:30a.m.-12:00nn
March 11, 2008 (Tuesday)- 4:00-5:00 pm.
March 12, 2008 (Wednesday)-4:00-5:00 p.m.
March 13, 2008 (Thursday)- 4:00-5:00 p.m

Please sign-up with FE MALLILLIN.

Dr. Ma. Celeste T. Gonzalez
Chair, Education Department

Invitation to the DISCS Programming Open

The Department of Information Systems and Computer Science cordially invites all undergraduate students to participate in the DISCS Programming Open!

Date: March 1
Time: 1:00 to 5:00
Venue: Faura Hall, Room 223

An individual programming competition, participants will be given four hours to solve up to 8 problems. The individual who completes solves the most problems in the least amount of time wins.

First prize: P5,000
Second prize: P3,000
Third prize: P2,000

Registration forms are available at the DISCS office at F209.

Talks and Seminars

A. Politics and the Responsibility of the Christian (LST THEO HOUR)

On the occasion of the 95th birth anniversary of Paul Ricoeur,
Loyola School of Theology
invites you to

and the Responsibility
of the Christian:
A Glimpse into the Thought of Paul Ricoeur

a Theological Hour with
Dr. Leovino Garcia

27 February 2008, Wednesday
10:15 a.m.
LST Cardinal Sin Center

B. Research Seminar: Some Flaws in Contemporary Macroeconomic Policy Analysis

Some Flaws in Contemporary Macroeconomic Policy Analysis:
Illustrations with reference to Australia

Dodo J. Thampapillai
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
National University of Singapore

ABSTRACT: This paper deals with the conceptualization of environmental
capital (KN) as an explicit argument in frameworks that exposit
economic growth and performance. The omission of KN represents a major
flaw in macroeconomic policy analysis because the recognition of KN
affects the determination of productive capacity. Empirical
illustrations are offered with reference to Australia , Korea and the
United States . In the case of the Australian economy, policy
decisions are possibly being evaluated on income domains that exceed
the productive capacity dictated by KN.

Dodo J. Thampapillai is Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public
Policy and holds a Personal Chair in Environmental Economics at
Macquarie University, Sydney, and an Adjunct Professorship in
Environmental Economics at the Swedish University of Agricultural
Sciences at Uppsala. In March 2005, he was included in the list of
Eminent Environmental Economists by the UNESCAP to speak at the
Environmental Economics Symposium as part of the Fifth Ministerial Meetings on
Environment and Development at Seoul, Republic of Korea. Professor
Thampapillai has over 80 publications including seven books and nine
refereed monographs. He was also awarded the DFG Professorship
(University of Kiel, Germany 1999/2000) and SLU visiting Professorship
(Sweden- 1999/2000). He teaches macroeconomics and economic policy in
a global economy.

Date: February 28, 2008, Thursday
Time: 4:30-6:00PM
Venue: Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies Conference Room (Rm. 206)
Ricardo and Dr. Rosita Leong Hall

For further information, please contact the Department of Economics at
loc. 5221-5222.

C. NUS Visit to Ateneo

Web news update (21 February)

For the latest bulletins, news and features on the Ateneo, visit the official university Web site: This week's home page stories:


o The deadline for Ateneo School of Medicine & Public Health (ASMPH) student applications for SY 2008-2009 is March 31, 2008. Please call ASMPH at 635-9804 or 706-3086 for information.


o AGS-DISCS software modules help make AP and Filipino more interesting

o Fr. Carlos Abesamis, Jesuit liberation theologian, 74


o Lessons from a Nobel laureate (Linked to

o Statement of the Department of Political Science on the ZTE-NBN controversy

o Reclaiming our humanity (Homily delivered by Fr. Manoling Francisco, SJ)

o The moment for communal action for truth, justice and hope (Watch & Pray Movement)

o SLB's statement on the ongoing Senate probe of the NBN-ZTE deal

o Databases on trial at Rizal Library: A wealth of information in cyberspace


o Beach Hut Challenge swim meet (ADMU vs. DLSU)

o AHS (Quezon City) Football Team is NCR champion!

o AHS Taekwondo team wins PAYA championship

o Women’s Football Update: One shining moment

o AHS loses to DLSZ in UAAP football, 0-1

o Eaglets finish second in UAAP


o A concert for truth, accountability and reform, Feb. 25

o ICT4Health 2008 (International Symposium), Feb. 29 & March 1

o Interactive :12 Human Senses by Impy Pilapil, Feb. 22

o School of Social Sciences Open House, March 2

o Ateneo Summer Game Development Camp starts March 31

o Graduation 2008 Schedule

o Summer 2008 Graduate Seminar Workshops

Check for more updates in your Unit Homepage! Go to 'Ateneo this week' for weekly campus activities. We welcome news, features, and announcements from the Ateneo community. Please send your materials to Thank you!

Schedule of APS Holy Week Triduum Recollections and Services

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An Invitation to spend Holy Week in prayer and recollection

Recollections and Services
Chapel of St. Thomas More
Ateneo Professional Schools

March 20 -- 22, 2008

Holy Thursday (March 20, 2008)

9:00 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m. Recollection
Speaker: Karel S. San Juan, SJ, PhD
Director, Emmaus Center

5:00 p.m. Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper
Presider: Fr. Lito A. Mangulabnan, SJ

Good Friday (March 21, 2008)

9:00 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m. Recollection
Speaker: Rev. Ari C. Dy, S.J.
Director, Jesuit Communications Foundation
Director, Chinese Studies Program
Loyola Schools, ADMU

4:00 p.m. The Lord's Passion
Presider: Fr. Joaquin G. Bernas, SJ

Holy Saturday (March 22, 2008)

9:00 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m. Recollection
Speaker: Rev. Raymund Benedict Q. Hizon, S.J.
Principal, Ateneo de Manila High School

8:00 p.m. Easter Vigil Services
Presider: Fr. RB Q. Hizon, SJ

We invite our alumni, friends, relatives and benefactors to join us.
Admission to the Holy Week Triduum Recollections is free.

For inquiries/questions, please proceed to the APS CMO or Chaplain's Office
(ground floor)
Tel# 7292003 local 2120/2116

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Garyn Valencia Sua
Assistant Campus Minister
APS Campus Ministry Office
Rockwell Center, Makati City
(02) 7292003 local 2120

"All that I am sings of a God
who brings new life to birth in me.
My Spirit soars,
on the wings of my Lord."

Susan del Rosario
Office Staff V
Ateneo de Manila University
Professional Schools
20 Rockwell Drive
Rockwell Center, Makati City
Tel. 899-7691 loc. 2102

Ateneo wins 2nd and 3rd place in the UP Java Cup, 1st place in Quizzardry, and first place in Inter-college Java Programming Contest!

A. Ateneo wins 2nd and 3rd place in the UP Java Cup!

The Department of Information Systems and Computer Science is proud to announce that two Ateneo teams placed second and third in the UP Java Cup held at the University of the Philippines, Diliman on 20 Feburary 2008.

Our two winning teams were:

Second Place
Ivan Clement 1ME
Clarisse Ligunas 1CS

Third Place
Wilhansen Li 2CS
John Patrick Manalo 3CS

First and fourth place went to the teams from UP Diliman. Twelve teams competed in all, representing six schools: Ateneo, Far Eastern University, St. Paul's College, University of Santo Tomas, UP Diliman, and UP Manila.

Congratulations to our teams! We are very proud of you!

B. Ateneo wins 1st place in Quizzardry!

The Department of Information Systems and Computer Science is proud to announce our team composed of

Ivan Clement 1ME
John Patrick Manalo 3CS

won first place in the Quizzardry contest hosted by the University of the Philippines, Diliman, on 20 Feb 2008.

Our second team composed of Daniel Go and Eric Sy, both 1CS, came in fourth. Second and third places went to UP Manila.

Twelve teams competed in all, representing Ateneo, Centro Escolar, Far Eastern University, St. Paul's College, University of Santo Tomas, and UP Manila.

Congratulations to our teams! We are very proud of you!

C. Ateneo wins first place in Inter-college Java Programming Contest!

The Department of Information Systems and Computer Science is proud to announce our team composed of

Ivan Clement 1ME
Wilhansen Li 2CS

won first place in the Inter-college Java Programming Contest hosted by the University of the East on 21 Feb 2008!

Second place went to FEU-East Asia while the University of Santo Tomas came in at third.

Other universities represented included the Technological Institute of the Philippines (Manila and Quezon City), SSC, PWU, and STI Recto.

Congratulations to Ivan and Wil!

Heights Creative Talk: Historical Fiction

You (yes, YOU) are cordially invited.


The Ateneo Art Gallery

warmly invites you to the
opening of the exhibition


featuring artists:

Jose Tence Ruiz
Mark Salvatus
Luv Diaz
Emmanuel Garibay
Buen Calubayan
Jay Pacena
Don Salubayba
Alfred Esquillo, Jr.

who are reacting for the artpieces of permanent collection of AAG by:

Vicente Manansala
Arturo Luz
Egay Fernandez
Aro Soriano
Antonio Austria
Cesare Syjuco
Brenda Fajardo
J.Elizalde Navarro
Madman from Malilipot

on Tuesday, 26 February 2008

6 oclock in the evening

SITUATION REPORT - Monday, 18 February 2008

(Monday, 18 February 2008)

The Situation Report of 18 February 2008, with relevant photos, is posted at

It may also be downloaded as a Word file from

POWER: Bellarmine Hall, East Asian Pastoral Institute (EAPI), Jesuit Residence, Bellarmine Field and the Church of the Gesu had power outage early Tuesday morning, 12 February due to cut-out fuses that tripped. Emergency power was provided by the generators of Bellarmine Hall, EAPI and the Jesuit Residence. The Church of the Gesu is not connected to a back up generator.

UPP electricians found that the cut-out fuses gave way because of a problem along the underground distribution cables. Tracing where the problem was took most of the morning. In the meantime, the Bellarmine Hall generator developed a problem after only an hour of operation. The solenoid starter had malfunctioned. The generator was activated only after 11:30 a.m.

The problem was traced to a short circuited line in the Bellarmine Field. This line had to be isolated and pulled out for replacement.

It may take a while to replace the defective cables as there is no stock available. In the meantime, there is no power available at Bellarmine Field.

SECURITY: SG ZALDY C MINGUITO found graffiti spray painted on one end of the pedestrian footbridge on the National Bookstore side while making his rounds at 12:05 a.m. Thursday, 14 February. The vandal evaded the guard. UPP personnel immediately painted over the graffiti at 8:00 a.m. of the same day.

Last Tuesday, 12 February SG LEMUEL A QUIBIDO found an envelope containing cash in the vicinity of Schmitt Hall. Anyone who lost money in the area around that time can visit the security office to claim the envelope.

Unlocked cars: The number of cars found unlocked by campus security is increasing.

Summary of Unlocked Cars: 4 to 9 February 2008


Monday 4 Feb
Total (T)- 0
North Carpark (NC)- 0
East Carpark (EC)- 0
Central Carpark (CC)- 0
Bellarmine Carpark (BC)- 0
Diversion Carpark (DC)- 0

Tuesday 5 Feb
T - 6
NC - 3
EC - 3
CC - 0
BC - 0
DC - 0

Wednesday 6 Feb
T - 10
NC - 0
EC - 0
CC - 3
BC - 3
DC - 4

Thursday 7 Feb
T - 5
NC - 0
EC - 1
CC - 4
BC - 0
DC - 0

Friday 8 Feb
T - 10
NC - 1
EC - 4
CC - 3
BC - 2
DC - 0

Saturday 9 Feb
T - 4
NC - 0
EC - 0
CC - 4
BC - 0
DC - 0

Overall Total: 35

Summary of Unlocked Cars: 11 to 16 February 2008


Monday 11 Feb
T - 10
NC - 1
EC - 2
CC - 3
BC - 2
DC - 2

Tuesday 12 Feb
T - 5
NC - 4
EC - 0
CC - 1
BC - 0
DC - 0

Wednesday 13 Feb
T - 9
NC - 4
EC - 3
CC - 1
BC - 0
DC - 1

Thursday 14 Feb
T - 14
NC - 7
EC - 2
CC - 2
BC - 3
DC - 0

Friday 15 Feb
T - 6
NC - 4
EC - 1
CC - 1
BC - 0
DC - 0

Saturday 16 Feb
T - 6
NC - 0
EC - 0
CC - 6
BC - 0
DC - 0

Overall Total - 50

Motorists are requested to cooperate in preventing carnapping and losses in the campus by locking their vehicles.


Please email comments to
Visit the University Physical Plant website at

Summer Activities

A. ADMU-SYSU Summer Exchange Program

The Chinese Studies Program is pleased to announce the:


Study Mandarin and immerse yourself in Chinese culture via the Ateneo
de Manila University ? Sun Yat-sen) University Summer Exchange
Program. Live in historic Guangzhou (Canton) for your summer term and
earn 9 units of credit for a minor or major in Chinese Studies.

Schedule: 6 weeks (summer term of ADMU, April 14-May 24, 2008)
Courses: 6 units of Chinese language, 3 units of Cross-Cultural Communication
Estimated total expenses: 50,000-60,000 pesos inclusive of tuition,
airfare, board and lodging

This program is open to all non-graduating students of ADMU who have
taken at least 3 units of Chinese language. Interested students should
submit a letter of intent indicating their reasons for availing of the
program. Letters should be addressed to Ellen Palanca, PhD, director
of the Chinese Studies Program, and submitted by February 29, 2008 to
the Chinese Studies Program, 2nd floor Leong Hall. There are only 16
slots available.

B. Summer 2008 Study Tour

The Department of Modern Languages
School of Humanities

would like to invite interested students to


Details are as follows:


- Roundtrip Airfare, tuition and materials abroad, board and lodging (with 3
meals a day), cultural program, transportation (transfer within France,
Germany and Spain).


Health insurance, Philippine tax, Airport fees, Schengen visa, tuition in
Ateneo (6 units)


F R A N C E:

April 12 - May 4, 2008

2 weeks in Montpellier
1 week in Paris

- French Language Classes All Levels (Monday to Friday)

Afternoons and Weekends:

Cultural Activities
- Notre Dame, Louvre, Montmartre, excursions, wine tasting, cruising on the
Seine, home stays with French families



April 5 - 28, 2008

2 weeks in Hamburg
1 week in Berlin


- German Language Classes, All Levels (Monday to Friday)

Afternoons and Weekends:

Cultural Activities
- City tours, Beer brewery, Excursion to North Sea, Air Bus Hangar, Bundesliga
Game HSV, Reichstag (Parliament), Castles, Museums



April 4 - April 26, 2008

3 days in Barcelona
2 weeks in Salamanca
4 days in Madrid

- Spanish Language Classes, All levels (Monday to Friday)

Afternoon and Weekends:
Cultural Activities
- City tours, Museums, Landmarks, Flamenco and Salsa, Cities (Segovia, Avila,
Toledo), Cooking, Concerts


For more information pls. visit the Dept. of Modern Languages, 2nd Floor, De
la Costa Hall or call 426-60-01 Loc. 5350 & 5351.

Request for assistance from Efren Debulgado

18 February 2008

Dear Members of the Ateneo Commnity:

Please find below a letter of request for financial assistance from one of our technical personnel, Efren Debulgado, which is self-explanatory. Please feel free to communicate directly with Efren at: or via his local extension no. 4094 or his mobile number: 0919/490-9016.

May we request for your continued prayers for Minda and the Debulgado family.

Thank you and God bless.

Jun Dalandan
Office of University Development & Alumni Relations


I am Efren A. Debulgado of the Office of University Development and Alumni Rerlations. I write to you to seek your kind assistance to help my wife, Luzviminda “Minda” C. Debulgado, undergo medical treatment.

My wife, Minda, was diagnosed on January 28, 2008 with breast cancer, stage 3. Her doctors at The Medical City, Dr. Geraldine Remucal and Dr. Eugenio Regala (AHS’86), said she needs to undergo 4 to 6 sessions of chemotherapy before a breast operation. After the breast operation, Minda may need to have further chemotherapy sessions, or radiation.

Having had to undergo several tests at The Medical City prior to her first chemotherapy today, 15 February, my AsianLife Assurance Health benefit is down to a Php25,000.00 balance for the year. I am afraid that the allocation will soon be exhausted and I have no savings for the necessary medication for my wife. Minda is unemployed and has no health plan. I am humbly looking for financial assistance. We are also looking forward to continuing with the full treatment hopefully at the PGH, so any resources we will be able to loan and secure can stretch better.

According to Dr. Regala, chemotherapy is around Php40,000.00 per session. I do not know what the doctors’ professional fees will be.

I am appealing to your kindness to help save my wife, Minda. Please also include Minda and me in your prayers. With the kind intercession of our Almighty Father, Minda and I will hopefully be able to overcome this medical difficulty in our life.


Efren A. Debulgado
Office of University Development & Alumni Relations
Ateneo de Manila University


Romeo A. Dalandan, Jr.
Director for Alumni Relations

Events, Statements, and Information Concerning the NBN-ZTE Scandal

A. Fr. Manoling Francisco, SJ Homily at LSGH Sun Mass




17 FEBRUARY 2008

On this Second Sunday of Lent, during which we are asked to reflect on the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ, I wish to touch on three themes that have to do with our moral transformation as a people: first, Ascertaining Credibility; second, Rediscovering our Humanity; and third, Witnessing to the Truth. In so doing, I hope to invite all of you to reflect more deeply on how we, as a nation, might respond to the present political crisis in which our identity and ethos, our convictions and integrity, in fact, who we are as a people, are at stake.


Jun, as Sen. Miriam Santiago has grilled you to ascertain your credibility (or was it to undermine your credibility?), allow me to raise some important questions to consider in the very process of discerning your credibility. Allow me to do so by drawing on my own counseling experience.

Very often, a young rape victim initially suppresses his or her awful and painful story, indeed wills to forget it, in the hope that by forgetting, he or she can pretend it never happened. But very often, too, there comes a point when concealing the truth becomes unbearable, and the desperate attempts to supposedly preserve life and sanity become increasingly untenable.

At this point the victim of abuse decides to seek help. But even after having taken this step, the victim, devastated and confused, will tell his or her story with much hesitation and trepidation. It should be easy to imagine why. In telling the truth, one risks casting shame on himself or herself, subjecting oneself to intense scrutiny and skepticism, and jeopardizing one's safety and those of his or her loved ones, especially when one dares to go up against an older or more powerful person.

Similarly, it is easy to imagine why Jun would initially refuse to challenge the might of Malacanang. Who in his or her right mind would accuse Malacanang of crimes against our people and implicate the First Family in a sordid tale of greed and corruption, knowing that by doing so, one endangers one's life and the lives of his or her loved ones? We are, after all, living in dangerous times, where the government has not hesitated to use everything in its power to keep itself in power, where it has yet to explain and solve the numerous cases of extra-judicial killings.

But Jun is in his right mind. His story rings true especially in the face of the perils that he has had to face. And by his courage, Jun has also shown that it is not only that he is in his right mind; his heart is also in the right place.

Hence, my personal verdict: Jun, I believe that you are a credible witness. And if hundreds have gathered here this morning, it is probably because they also believe in you. Mga kapatid, naniniwala ba kayo kay Jun Lozada? Naniniwala ba kayo sa kanyang testimonya? Kung gayon, palakpakan po natin ang Probinsyanong Intsik, si Mr. Jun Lozada.

Jun, we hope that by our presence here, you may find some consolation. Pope Benedict XVI writes that "con-solatio" or consolation means "being with the other in his or her solitude, so that it ceases to be solitude." Jun, be assured that your solitude is no longer isolation as we profess our solidarity with you. Hindi ka nag-iisa. We are committed to stay the course and to do our best to protect you and your family and the truth you have proclaimed.


What makes Jun a credible witness to us?

I think Jun is credible not simply by virtue of his being an eyewitness to the unmitigated greed of some of our public officials. Perhaps more importantly, Jun is credible because he has witnessed to us what it means to be truly human.

Which leads me to my second theme: What does it mean to be human? How might we rediscover our humanity?

Allow me to quote Pope Benedict XVI, who in his latest encyclical, Spe Salvi, has written: "the capacity to accept suffering for the sake of goodness, truth and justice is an essential criterion of humanity, because if my own well-being and safety are ultimately more important than truth and justice, then the power of the stronger prevails, then violence and untruth reign supreme. Truth and justice must stand above my comfort and physical well-being, or else my life becomes a lie. . . For this … we need witnesses—martyrs …. We need them if we are to prefer goodness to comfort, even in the little choices we face each day."

Our Holy Father concludes, "the capacity to suffer for the sake of the truth is the measure of humanity."

Isn't this the reason we emulate our martyrs: Jose Rizal, Gomburza, Evelio Javier, Macli-ing Dulag, Cesar Climaco and Ninoy Aquino? They have borne witness for us what it means to be truly human—to be able to suffer for the sake of others and for the sake of the truth.

I remember Cory recalling a conversation she had with Ninoy while they were in exile in Boston. Cory asked Ninoy what he thought might happen to him once he set foot in Manila. Ninoy said there were three possibilities: one, that he would be rearrested and detained once more in Fort Bonifacio; two, that he would be held under house arrest; and three, that he would be assassinated.

"Then why go home?" Cory asked.

To which Ninoy answered: "Because I cannot allow myself to die a senseless death, such as being run over by a taxi cab in New York. I have to go home and convince Ferdinand Marcos to set our people free."

Witnessing to one's deepest convictions, notwithstanding the consequences, is the measure of our humanity. Proclaiming the truth to others, whatever the cost, is the mark of authentic humanity.

Jun, we know you have feared for your life and continue to do so. But in transcending your fears for yourself and your family, you have reclaimed your humanity. And your courage and humility, despite harassment and calumniation by government forces, embolden us to retrieve and reclaim our humanity tarnished by our cowardice and complicity with sin in the world. You have inspired us to be true to ourselves and to submit to and serve the truth that transcends all of us.


This leads us to our third and last theme: witnessing to the truth. In his encyclical, Pacem in Terris, Pope John XXIII exhorts that it is the fundamental duty of the government to uphold the truth: "A political society is to be considered well-ordered, beneficial and in keeping with human dignity if it grounded on truth." Moreover, the encyclical explains that unless a society is anchored on the truth, there can be no authentic justice, charity and freedom.

Every government is therefore obliged to serve the truth if it is to truly serve the people. Its moral credibility and authority over a people is based on the extent of its defense of and submission to the truth. Insofar as a government is remiss in upholding the truth, insofar as a government actively suppresses the truth, it loses its authority vested upon it by the people.

At this juncture, allow me to raise a delicate question: At what point does an administration lose its moral authority over its constituents?

First, a clear tipping point is the surfacing of hard evidence signifying undeniable complicity of certain government officials in corruption and injustice, evidence that can be substantiated in court.

Hence, during the Marcos Regime, the manipulation of Snap Election results as attested to by the tabulators who walked out of the PICC was clear evidence of the administration's disregard for and manipulation of the collective will of the people in order to remain in power..

During the Erap Administration, the testimony of Clarissa Ocampo, claiming that Pres. Erap had falsified Equitable Bank documents by signing as Jose Velarde, was the smoking gun that triggered the rage of our people.

Allow me to respond to the same question by pursue an alternative track of argument: an administration loses it moral authority over its people when it fails in its fundamental duty to uphold the truth, when it is constituted by an ethos of falsehood. When a pattern of negligence in investigating the truth, suppressing the truth and harassing those who proclaim the truth is reasonably established, then a government, in principle, loses its right to rule over and represent the people.

Regarding negligence: Do the unresolved cases, such as the the failed automation of the national elections, the fertilizer scam, the extra-judicial killings, and the "Hello, Garci" scandal, constitute negligence on the part of the GMA Administartion to probe and ferret out the truth?

Regarding covering-up the truth: Does the abduction of Jun Lozada and the twisting and manipulation of his narrative by Malacanang's minions constitute concealment of the truth? Was the padlocking of the office of Asst. Gov't Counsel Gonzales who testified before the Senate regarding the North Rail project anomaly an instance of covering-up the truth?

Regarding the suppression of the truth: Does the issuance and implementation of E.O. 464, which prevents government officals from testifying in Senate hearings without Malacanang's permission, constitute suppression of the truth? Was the prevention of AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Senga and six other officers from testifying before the Senate with regard the "Hello, Garci" scandal tantamount to a suppression of the truth? Was disallowing Brig. Gen. Quevedo, Lt. Col Capuyan and Lt. Col. Sumayo from appearing before the Lower House an instance of hindering the truth from surfacing?

And regarding harassment of those who proclaim the truth: Are the abduction of Jun Lozada and the decision to court-marshall Gen. Gudani and Col. Balutan for disregarding Malacanang's order not to testify before the Senate examples of punishing those who come forth to tell the truth?

By conflating one's responses to all these questions does one arrive not at hard evidence showing culpapility on the part of some government officials, but a ghestalt, an image which nonetheless demands our assessment and judgment. I invite all of you then to consider these two methods of evaluating and judging the moral credibility of any government, the moral credibility of our present government.

Allow me to end with a few words about an Ignatian virtue, familiaritas cum Deo. To become familiar with God involves the illumination of the intellect, coming to know who God is and what God wills. But it also involves the conversion of the affect, the reconfiguration of the heart. Becoming familiar with God entails trasforming and conforming my thinking, my feeling and my doing in accordance to the Lord's, which can only be the work of grace.

Familiarity with God thus entail rejoicing in what God delights—the truth; abhoring what God detests—falsehood; being pained by what breaks the heart of God—the persecution of truth-seekers. Familiary with God means sharing the passion of God for the truth and the pathos of God whenever the truth and the bearers of truth are overcome by the forces of the lie.

On this Second Sunday of Lent, as we contemplate the transfiguration of Jesus Christ on Mount Horeb, we pray that our hearts and minds be so transfigured and so conformed to the mind, heart and will of the Jesus, our way, our life, and our truth.

May the Lord bless and protect you, Jun, and your family. May the Lord bless and guide us all into the way of truth. Amen.

B. Brief Timeline of the ZTE-NBN Scandal



October - The Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) first broaches the possibility of a National Broadband Network (NBN) deal to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).

Nov. 21 – NEDA Secretary Romulo Neri and Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) chairman Ramon Sales endorse the NBN project to President Arroyo in a Cabinet meeting. Mrs. Arroyo declares that she wants a build-operate-transfer (BOT) scheme for NBN implemented.

Dec. 5 – Amsterdam Holdings Inc. (AHI) sends an unsolicited proposal for the NBN project to the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) worth $240-million at its own expense.


February - Chinese firm Zhong Xing Telecommunications Equipment (ZTE) makes its own bid for the NBN project for a complete network for $300 million.

Feb. 20 - NEDA Secretary Romulo Neri requests DOTC to reconcile three projects discussed in the Cabinet -- the cyber-education plan of the Department of Education (DepEd), and the competing NBN proposals of Amsterdam Holdings Inc. and ZTE Corp

March 1 - Transportation Secretary Leandro Mendoza CICT chairman Ramon Sales submit a report to Neri

March 14 – US company Arescom submits a proposal to supply NBN hardware to DOTC for $135 million.

March 18 – AHI officials complain in a letter to the (DOTC) of bias over the Chinese firm.

March 26 – Neri expresses reservation over the NBN project in a technical board meeting.

March 29 - The NEDA Board and its Investment Coordinating Council — composed of Cabinet members — approve the NBN project.

March 30 – Columnist Jarius Bondoc first writes about the brewing storm involving ZTE and AHI over the NBN project.

April 20 – US Ambassador to the Philippines Kristie Kenney writes to NEDA chief Romulo Neri, expressing “worries” over the upcoming signing of the NBN deal with ZTE.

April 21 – The Philippines and China -- through Transportation Secretary Leandro Mendoza and ZTE Corp. vice president Yu Yong -- sign a contract for the NBN project during President Arroyo’s visit to Boao, China. Total project cost is $330 million.

June 5 – Sales abruptly resigns as CICT chair.

June 18 – Bondoc publishes e-mail letter from Presidential Anti-Graft Commission (PAGC) Graft Investigation Officer Vida Bocar requesting for documents on the ZTE deal; Bocar is sacked from her post on the same day.

June 20 - DOTC Assistant Secretary Lorenzo Formoso admits that the ZTE contract, of which there were two ‘sovereign’ copies, had gone missing but adds that they were “reconstituting” it from previous copies.

July 27 – Neri is transferred from the Cabinet-level NEDA to a lower post as head of the Commission on Higher Educaction (CHED).

July 30 – The Department of Justice approves the contract, saying that it is ‘legal’ and ‘valid.’

July 31 – Iloilo Vice-Gov. Rolex Suplico files a taxpayer suit at the Supreme Court questioning the NBN project with ZTE.

August 25 – The Philippines signs the loan agreement with China to fund the purchase of ZTE equipment.

August 27 – Bondoc reveals in his column the so-called hotel ‘sexcapades’ of a high-ranking poll commissioner in China and eight other trips to Hong Kong made from September 2006 to February 2007 by the official.

August 29 ­– Nueva Vizcaya Rep. Carlos Padilla accuses Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Benjamin Abalos of involvement in the ZTE contract and tagged him as the poll commissioner being referred to in Bondoc’s column.

August 30 – Abalos admits in a radio interview that he had indeed traveled to China four times but only to play golf with ZTE officials, whom he says he met through his daughter, who is in the import business. Finance Secretary Gary Teves also admits Abalos was the one who introduced him to the ZTE officials.

September 1 – Teves recants his statements of meeting with ZTE officials with Abalos at the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club.

September 3 – Malacañang gives a gag order to Cabinet officials on the ZTE issue.

September 7 – Jose "Joey" de Venecia III, a major stockholder and founder of AHI, admits he was offered a $10-million bribe by Abalos in an interview.

September 11 – The SC files temporary restraining order against the NBN project

September 18 – At the first Senate hearing of the blue-ribbon committee on the NBN project, De Venecia reiterates his earlier assertions , adding that First Gentleman Jose Miguel "Mike" Arroyo told him to “back off” from the deal during a “reconciliatory” meeting at Wack-Wack.

September 19 – First Gentleman Mike Arroyo denies intimidating anyone at Wack Wack.

September 23 – President Arroyo orders indefinite suspension of ZTE contract.

September 26 – At the second Senate hearing of the NBN project, Neri admits Abalos' bribery try at Wack Wack in exchange for his endorsement of the ZTE contract and reportedly infomed the President about it. Neri, however refused to disclose why President Arroyo went ahead with the project, invoking executive privilege. Abalos denies the allegations.

October 1 – Abalos resigns from the Comelec, saying that he wants to clear his name without dragging his office down.

October 3 – President Arroyo scraps the ZTE contract.

October 4 – Senate goes on session break. Criticism by opposition senators force committee chairman Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano to schedule first hearing after break on Oct. 25

October 9 – NEDA acting chairman Augusto Santos refuses to hand documents pertaining to the NBN to the Senate, invokling "executive privilege."

October 10 – Neri disputes NEDA's claim that documents can be withheld by invoking "executive privilege." He says the documents are public in nature.

October 23 – First Gentleman Jose "Miguel" Mike Arroyo says he won’t attend a Senate hearing due to health reasons. Joey de Venecia also reveals that there is a plot to kill him by Mendoza, Communications Assistant Secretary Reynaldo Berroya, and Bureau of Corrections director Ricardo Dapat. Mendoza, however, denies the charge.

October 25 – Senate hearing resumes.


Jan. 30, 2008 - Philippine Forest Corp. president Rodolfo Noel Lozada Jr., an IT expert who allegedly knows how the ZTE contract was overpriced, flies to Hongkong two hours before the start of the Senate inquiry. The Senate orders his and Neri’s arrest.

Jan. 31, 2008 - The Senate attempts, but fails, to arrest Neri in his office at the Commission on Higher Education because he did not report for work.

Feb. 1, 2008 - The Senate sergeant-at-arms fails to arrest Neri in his house.

Feb. 5, 2008 - The Supreme Court orders the Senate not to arrest Neri. Lozada arrives from Hongkong at 4:40 p.m., but reports and text messages circulates that airport officials have kidnapped him. Malacañang denies any involvement in Lozada’s disappearance.

Feb. 6, 2008 - Philippine National Police Chief Avelino Razon in the morning says he wasn’t aware of Lozada’s whereabouts. Arthur Lozada, Rodolfo’s brother, files a writ of amparo before the Supreme Court. Arthur’s wife, Violeta, files a separate writ of habeas corpus. Razon says later in the day that Lozada is in police custody.

Feb. 7, 2008 - Lozada, in a 2 a.m. press conference at La Salle Greenhills, links Abalos and First Gentleman Mike Arroyo to the US$329.5-million national broadband deal with ZTE Corp. He reveals that:

- Abalos threatened to have him killed.

- When he quit the project in Jan. 18, 2007, the project was priced at $262 million, but when it was approved it was already $329.5 million.

- That Abalos had wanted a kickback of $130 million, with $70 million meant for Mr. Arroyo.

- He did not know the people who took him and that Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Lito Atienza had him fetched from the airport.

- He has no direct line to the President and that it was Secretary Neri who talked to her about the deal.

Manalangin. Manindigan. Makialam

Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan

C. Invitation to Team RP Concert for Truth, Accountability and Reform

Stand up and make our voices count!


Monday, February 25, 2008
Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
(between Gates 2 & 3)

In light of the recent happenings (ZTE Broadband Deal) in our society, it's time that the voice of the Filipino Youth be heard! Let us make our voices count with some of this generation's most relevant musicians and personalities.
Be part of the pursuit of TRUTH, REFORM, and ACCOUNTABILITY in our government and sign up to be a TEAM RP VOLUNTEER.


For more information, contact:

Ms. Reese Fernandez

Programs Head, Team RP
Tel: (02) 426-5657

Admission to the Concert is Free!
Please help by passing this on to your friends!

D. Let the Truth Be Told: Statement of the Ateneo Political Science Department

Statement of the Ateneo de Manila University Department of Political Science
on the ZTE-NBN Controversy

The events leading to, during and after the testimony of star witness
Rodolfo Jun Lozada on the anomalous US$330 million national
broadband network deal with Chinese company ZTE depict a classic tale
of how allegations of corruption, abuse of power and human rights
violations are and have been addressed under the government of Gloria
Macapagal-Arroyo: evade, deny and cover-up. For more than five years
now, this modus operandi has kept the government barely stable, albeit
hounded by unresolved cases that have piled up over the years: failure
to automate and modernize the elections, alleged fraud during the 2004
presidential elections, the fertilizer scam, and extrajudicial
killings among the most prominent with the NBN-ZTE deal as the most

As a response to these scandals, the Arroyo government has not
hesitated in deploying mechanisms meant to suppress the truth behind
the allegations. For three consecutive years , 2005, 2006, and 2007,
Arroyo's allies in the House of Representatives have made a sham out
of the impeachment proceedings by filing weak complaints, suppressing
evidence and harassing members of the opposition in congress. In 2006,
Arroyo issued Executive Order 464 (EO464) prohibiting members of the
cabinet from testifying in congressional investigations without her
prior approval. While the Supreme Court has in broad strokes already
decided against the legality of the said order, Arroyo has yet to
revoke the directive. During the Senate hearings on the NBN-ZTE
controversy in the past months, Arroyo?s cabinet members have
persistently invoked ?executive privilege? in order to evade answering
substantive questions that may shed light on the issues. The
administration has also not been reluctant to co-opt, bribe and
threaten government officials willing to testify about their knowledge
of corruption. The dole-outs, payolas and other forms of inducements
attested to by Pampanga Governor Ed Panlilio and Bulacan Governor
Joselito Mendoza last year stand witness to this practice.

On the other hand, the Arroyo administration has given its loyal
allies a freehand in pursuing their self-interests in wild abandon.
The top brass of the military remains shielded by a culture of
impunity despite being implicated by the United Nations and other
international human rights watchdogs in the continued rise of
extrajudicial killings. Time and again, Arroyo has toyed with the idea
of constitutional change to sate the hunger for power and influence of
her congressional and local government units (LGU) allies who have
stood behind her in crisis moments.

These are not isolated cases of corruption but components of an
interwoven web of tactics that result from an insecure administration
resting upon repressive mechanisms on the one hand and unrestrained
pursuit of its allies? self-interests on the other hand because it has
lost the people?s trust and confidence. These are systematized and
brazen attacks on key democratic institutions supposed to guarantee
the public?s right to information and the accountability of elected
and appointed officials. Such assaults have alienated a large part of
the Filipino public from political engagement and have sowed
widespread cynicism among the youth. But this is hardly unintended ?
keeping the public disaffected means Arroyo remains in power.

As educators, scholars and students of politics, we in the Department
of Political Science are deeply disturbed by this growing sense of
disenchantment and distrust in the democratic process as a result of
the Arroyo government?s continued mockery of our political and
judicial institutions.

Our call resonates with the Catholic Bishops Conference of the
Philippines? (CBCP), the Watch and Pray Movement?s, the Ateneo School
of Government?s and the Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan?s framework of
truth, accountability and reform:

? We appeal to the conscience of government officials to divulge what
they know about corruption and abuses of the present administration.
We ask them to heed the CBCP?s call for personal conversion. As a
start, we demand from Secretary Romulo Neri nothing but the whole
truth of his knowledge of and participation in anomalous deals of the
Arroyo government. We demand that he be allowed to testify in the
Senate investigation without threats to his life and security. We
support efforts by the Church, other universities and civil society
groups in providing sanctuaries to would-be-whistleblowers as well as
the collection of funds for their material sustenance and legal defense.

? We ask the Supreme Court to rule without delay on the petitions
filed by Senators Manuel A. Roxas and Benigno Aquino III requesting
that the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) release
pertinent documents on the NBN-ZTE deal. Similarly, we ask the Supreme
Court to resolve the petition filed by Secretary Neri on the question
of executive privilege and his appearance in the Senate
investigations. Neri?s participation in the Senate hearings and the
NEDA documents are being claimed as covered by EO 464. We reiterate
calls for President Arroyo to finally revoke EO 464.

? We support the proposal to establish an Independent Counsel through
the passage of a statute that will investigate and prosecute those who
are culpable. We urge the public to closely watch the investigation
being conducted by the Ombudsman and the Department of Justice, even
as we consider these as fresh attempts of the administration to
confuse the people, frighten and destroy the morale of present and
future witnesses and sow mistrust of the Senate-led investigation.

? We call on lawyers, civil society organizations and private
individuals to link with each other to gather information that will
clearly establish the culpability of government officials named by the
witnesses in the NBN-ZTE deal and the abduction of Jun Lozada. We ask
them to disseminate such information so the public can be guided in
judging the issues themselves.

? We urge the public, their immediate and wider communities to
continue being vigilant and informed. We put our trust in the public?s
judgment in actualizing the bishops? call for communal action through
mass demonstrations and public forums where people can be informed and
can express their collective outrage in a militant but non-violent

? We realize that the success of these efforts rests largely upon a
citizenry committed to the pursuit of truth, active and informed
engagement with state institutions. We commend all whistleblowers for
their courage and for showing us that no matter how much we are part
or have been part of corruption and injustice ? in little or large
ways ? we can still redeem ourselves and bring hope back in our
democratic institutions. We hope that their initiatives can help
transform our political culture towards upholding truth and

We believe, however, that a restoration of the people?s trust in our
democratic institutions can only begin when the personalities
identified by Jun Lozada and by previous whistleblowers are held
accountable for suppressing and covering-up the truth behind
allegations of wrongdoings in the government.

Failure of the administration to do so justifies the intensifying
public clamor for Arroyo and her government to resign.

E. SLB International On-Line Forum

Log-on. Be updated. Air your sentiments. Exchange views.

The SLB International On-Line Forum


24/7 Feb 25- March 2, 2008

Log-on to:

Filipinos around the world want a chance to speak up and be heard about the state of our country. As many continue to wonder "Is Jun Lozada a credible witness? Do I believe in his testimony? Has our government really lost its moral authority and legitimacy?”, many also ask "Where do we go from here? What can we actually do?"

Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan has therefore created the space where opinions can be made to count and where questions can communally be discerned.

The SLB International on-line forum will run for the entire week from Feb 25-March2, 2008. It will be accessible anytime of the day, all 7 days. Resource persons from the SLB team will also be on-line every lunch period from 12nn-2pm (Philippine time).

We want Filipinos everywhere to log-on, be updated, air their sentiments, and exchange views, because all these are important steps toward heeding the call to communal discernment and building consensus.

Help us spread the word. Send this to all your Filipino friends and relatives everywhere, especially those overseas.

Manalangin. Manindigan. Makialam.



All University Physical Plant (UPP) office and maintenance personnel will be in Mirador Hill, Baguio for Days of Renewal and Spiritual Journey from Friday, 22 February to Monday, 25 February. Please note:

1. UPP will not be able to provide services in the Loyola Heights , APS-Rockwell, APS-Salcedo and at the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health (ASMPH) campuses.

Arrangements have been made with a contractor to handle Job Orders (JO) for the days specified. The community is requested to submit JO for 22 to 25 February now so arrangements could be made.

2. Security personnel will be on duty in the four campuses.

3. Housekeeping personnel in APS-Rockwell, APS-Salcedo and at the ASMPH will be on duty.

4. Back-up arrangements for emergencies have been set up. For emergencies please contact the security office in the four campuses.


Multimedia Workshops at The GARAGE for March 2008

Multimedia Workshops at The GARAGE for March 2008 (Updated)
Are you looking for more and better ways to promote your organization
products, and services? This March, The Garage is offering three
workshops to help you to do just that. Learn how to establish an online
presence, how to layout professional-looking publications, or how to
create stunning video presentations. Receive hours of lectures and
hands-on training in Adobe Dreamweaver, InDesign or Premiere Pro CS3.
You'll also be able to apply what you learn when dealing with designers,
printers, editors and other suppliers.

Web Design's Ultimate Crash Course
Discover what the “www” and the “.com” in mean, and learn
much more. Web Design's Ultimate Crash Course first equips its
participants with information about how the Internet and Webpages work.
It then provides them with hands-on training in Webpage design using
HTML and CSS, and then, later on, using Dreamweaver.

* Course instructor: Alberto Medalla
* Schedule of classes:
- Session 1: March 1 (Saturday, 9 AM to 12 PM)
- Session 2: March 1 (1 to 4 PM)
- Session 3: March 8 (Saturday, 9 AM to 12 PM)
- Session 4: March 8 (1 to 4 PM)
- Session 5: March 15 (Saturday, 9 AM to 12 PM)
- Session 6: March 15 (1 to 4 PM)
* Total hours: 18 hours
* Course fee: P6,000 (10% off until 20 February, Wednesday)

Desktop Publishing with Adobe InDesign CS3
Do you want to be able to produce professional-quality page designs and
layouts? Learn how to work with multi-page documents and to prepare
files for printing. The desktop publishing course will provide you with
a foundation in graphic design while showing you the ins and outs of
Adobe InDesign.

* Course instructor: Aman Santos
* Schedule of classes:
- Session 1: March 6 (Thursday, 6:30-9:30 PM)
- Session 2: March 11 (Tuesday, 6:30-9:30 PM)
- Session 3: March 13 (Thursday, 6:30-9:30 PM)
- Session 4: March 18 (Tuesday, 6:30-9:30 PM)
- Session 5: March 25 (Tuesday, 6:30-9:30 PM)
- Session 6: March 27 (Thursday, 6:30-9:30 PM)
* Total hours: 18 hours
* Course fee: P6,000 (10% off until 20 February, Wednesday)

Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CS3
After you've already shot hours of video, now what? Whether you just
want to make better home movies or you want to produce stunning video
presentations for your organization, our workshop will equip you with
essential video editing skills. We will teach you how to capture video,
arrange and trim clips, add transitions, apply video effects, and so
much more. You'll even be able to use what you learn when creating other
multimedia content like Flash animation.

* Course instructor: Bryan Quesada
* Schedule of classes:
- Session 1: March 26 (Wednesday, 6:30-9:30 PM)
- Session 2: March 28 (Friday, 6:30-9:30 PM)
- Session 3: March 29 (Saturday, 9 AM-12 PM)
- Session 4: March 29 (Saturday, 6:30-9:30 PM)
- Session 5: March 31 (Monday, 6:30-9:30 PM)
* Total hours: 15 hours
* Course fee: P5,000 (10% off until 10 March, Monday)


Our New Group Discount Scheme
Have you and your friends ever wanted to join one of The Garage
workshops only to be disappointed that you've missed the early bird
registration deadline? Well, here's good news for you! We're introducing
a new discount scheme for groups interested in joining our workshops. If
you and a friend both register to the same workshop, you each receive a
5% discount on the course fee. If, on the other hand, you and at least
two friends enroll in the same workshop, then you will each get 10% off
the regular fee. This perfect for pairs and groups who work for the same
company, organization or congregation. Hurry
and invite your friends and co-workers to join now!

(The group discount is not cumulative with any other discounts or


For more information, please contact The GARAGE: JesCom Creative
Technologies Center at 4265971 to 72 local 221. You may also email Cathy
( or Paolo (, or visit us at




Ô Join public expressions demanding the E.O. 464 revocation which blocks the process of searching for the truth.

Ô Keep up-to-date with developments. Attend KWENTONG BAYAN (National Situationer) this February 23 (Sat) 1:00 p.m. at the Ateneo Grade School auditorium. Resource persons include:

o Sen. Kiko Pangilinan

o Prof. Winnie Monsod

o Cabinet Secretary Ricardo Saludo

§ With a message from former President Cory Aquino

(For reservations given the limited slots available, please call tel. 426-6101 local 3440/3441)

Ô Write to Romulo Neri and other Ateneo Alumni and communicate our demand for the whole truth. Secretary Neri's contact infos:

Tel.#: +63 (02) 9100823; 6332713
Fax # +63 (02) 6355829

Ô Disseminate credible statements through internet (emails, blogs, websites etc.) to guide fellow Filipinos in different parts of the world. For other details, visit or

Ô Launch and/or support signature campaigns for truth.

Ô Organize fora/conferences about the national situation in general or the ZTE scam in particular. SLB can help with invitation for resource persons.


Ô Support the proposal for an Independent Counsel to ensure closer investigation and prosecution of guilty parties. We channel our forces to the Senate for this resolution. Then we monitor the Ombudsman and the Department of Justice and even the Courts to ascertain that we have the right Independent Counsel who is not only an outstanding member of the bar with vast experience in the field of prosecution, but he must also be a person with irreproachable integrity, probity and independence. For inquiries, you may call the Ateneo School of Government or Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan.


Ô Join small groups of discernment/discussion sessions as a concrete response to the CBCP call. You may also call SLB at locals 3440 / 3441 / hotline SUN-8600-SLB, should you wish to join these sessions.

Ô Write to lawmakers and push for the review and revision of the Government Procurement Act. For a complete directory, visit and

Ô Organize your communities and hold dialogues with your local government officials. Demand from our elected officials their stand on the ZTE scandal and make them commit to the call for truth, accountability and reform. Make public the statements of your communities and/or officials.

Ô Academic officials may write to all the school's alumni the call for reform. Organize an Alumni gathering and discuss the ZTE scandal. Make them commit to the general public's clamor for change. Make public the commitments of your institution especially the roles the alumni will take.

Manalangin. Manindigan. Makialam.


Web news update (15 February)

Web news update (15 February)

For the latest bulletins, news and features on the Ateneo, visit the official university Web site: This week's home page stories:


- Congratulations to the accepted Ateneo College Freshman Applicants for SY 2008-2009! Decisions on applications of freshman applicants who took the January ACET can now also be accessed online. Click here.

- Congratulations to the accepted applicants to the 41st Ateneo Junior Summer Seminar (AJSS). View list.

President’s Corner:

GC 35 Update: February 12 is another red-letter day


*2005 Ateneo top grad shines in world of astrophysics
*Ateneo ECCE teams bag awards in 4th Smart SWEEP
*Atenean social entrepreneur honored in Davos, Switzerland


*Jesuit general appoints ten regional assistants


*Blue Booters Bulletin #9: A history lesson, a late goal, and another finals appearance
*Blue Booters Bulletin #8: A monkey wrench, a first goal high, and a spectacular collapse (UAAP Updates)
*AHS Track & Field Team is UAAP 1st runner-up


*Kritika Kultura Lecture: Ironies of feminism, Feb. 22
*Take part in “Electronic Waste Drive”
*Review for Foreign Service Examination, April 5 - June 21, 2008
*Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan forums, Feb. 14 and 23
*Alumnus wins Judicial branch essay contest
*Center for Family Ministries (CEFAM) summer offerings
*Maiden issue of graduate student research newsletter

What’s new inside?

*Situation Report 11 February 2008 (University Physical Plant)
*3 Photojourn students join workshop (Asian Center for Journalism)
*Photojourn Batch 3 takes 3rd course (Asian Center for Journalism)
*Blue Book 2007 print version to be released starting Feb. 16 (High School)
*Talecraft holds contest at AHS fair (High School)
*CSO holds annual Leadership Seminar (High School)
*Ateneo High gets high on Christ (High School)
*AHS UAAP Football Team beats UST, 9-0 (High School)
*AHS Track & Field Team is UAAP 1st runner-up (High School)
*AGS celebrates Teachers’ Day on Day of Hearts (Grade School)
*Three Ks define the theme of 4YC (Grade School)
*EX-MEN SESSION 3: Are we ready to mutate to a better grading system for COCA? (Grade School)

Visit your Unit Homepage for updates. Check out 'Ateneo this week' for weekly campus activities. We welcome news, features, and announcements from the Ateneo community. Please send your materials to Thank you!