UPPA Situation Report as of September 18, 2006

Monday, 18 September 2006

WATER: Results of the tests released Friday, 15 September by the Microbiology Laboratory of the Department of Biology are shown below:

APS-Rockwell cistern & overhead tank Potable
APS-Salcedo cistern & overhead tank Potable
Matteo Ricci cistern Potable
ISO cistern Potable
LST overhead tank Potable
AIR overhead tank Potable

The High School MST cistern remains a problem. Water in the cistern failed the test even after the cistern was cleaned. Repairs will have to be done. In the meantime, the High School community is advised not to drink tap water until it passes the potability tests.

PEDESTRIAN FOOTBRIDGE UPDATE: Work on the footbridge is proceeding as scheduled.

click here to view picture http://www.admu.edu.ph/upp/situation_report/strip180906.htm

Left: The northbound trusses were installed Wednesday night, 13 September.
Middle: Footbridge stairs on the Ateneo side were installed over the weekend.
Right: Stair railings were also installed over the weekend.

Components of the stairs on the west side are scheduled to be installed this week. It is safe to assume at this point that the footbridge will be completed before the end of the month.

To assure the community that the elevation of the footbridge has been raised, University Physical Plant personnel conducted separate inspection and measurement.

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Comparison of the existing footbridge near Gate 2.5 and the one being constructed near Gate 3.5 is shown above. Please note that the height of the existing footbridge measured at the center is 4.94m or 16.21’ compared to the one being constructed that are 5.32m or 17.45’. The existing footbridge is longer (53.99 m or 177,34’) compared to the new footbridge (48.58m or 159.39’).

TRAFFIC: So far, nobody has been seriously hurt in accidents during the rush hours at Gate 2 but it has been expensive in terms of damage to vehicles. Non-observance of traffic rules and road courtesy are the main causes of accidents.

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Pictures above show the scooter involved in a collision with a car that came from the inner lane and turned towards Gate 2. The scooter driver had bruises. The car driver would have abandoned the injured driver had not the guards insisted that she take the injured driver to the hospital. The injured driver was just dropped and abandoned at the hospital. A hit-and-run case was filed by the injured driver.

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The pictures above show a brand new car that was hit at the rear by a van. Witnesses claim that the car turned right without using the turn signal and cut off the van. The accident was reported to the PNP at Camp Karingal for resolution.

Traffic over the weekend was heavy particularly at noon due to the ACET. Many drivers were new and unfamiliar with campus traffic flow. There will be more instances when traffic will be heavy due to scheduled activities, as in the case of the Grade School’s Feast of the Guardian Angel from 28 to 30 September. Best efforts will be taken to manage traffic on and off campus. However, support and cooperation is requested from the community, particularly in observing traffic rules and road courtesy.

SECURITY: At 8:15 a.m. last Saturday, 16 September four armed men held up customers of Pancake House (between KFC and BPI-Family Savings Bank) along Katipunan. In five minutes, the robbers got the cash collection of the eatery, divested customers of expensive cell phones, cash and jewelry. They herded the waiters and customers inside the toilet and made their getaway in a scooter and a scrambler-type motorcycle. Witnesses claimed that the robbers were between 25 – 30 years old, all of medium height and build. They were reportedly armed with 9mm and .45 caliber handguns and allegedly a sub-machine gun. The description of the robbers differed from the description of robbers usually reported along Katipunan.

Among the victims were Grade School parents and parents of students taking the ACET on campus. Precinct 9 personnel responded but failed to apprehend the robbers. Valuables stolen were estimated at over P2 million because of the jewelry taken. The community is cautioned to be wary of robbers along Katipunan. It might be safer to patronize the cafeterias on campus.

Last Wednesday, 13 September a Korean UP student was also held up at 10:35 p.m. on the Marytown side of the footbridge in front of Miriam College. The suspect, who was armed with a knife took the wallet, ATM cards and P1,300 cash of the victim. Based on the description given, the Barangay Tanod identified the suspect as a Marytown resident. The suspect was not home when the tanods looked for him.

When the Gate 3.5 footbridge is completed, a guard will be posted on the Ateneo side. Arrangements will also be made with Barangay Loyola Heights for a counterpart security arrangement on the other side.

On campus, the number of roving guards will be reinforced and additional security lights will be installed to insure security. The community is also requested to be vigilant and to report suspicious persons. Security is everybody’s concern. The incidence of crime traditionally increases towards December.

In the meantime, the community is again reminded to be vigilant in the custody of personal belongings. Shown below is a Toshiba laptop, two binder books and two empty lunch pack inside a lunch bag left on top of a car at the Lower East Carpark found by the guards at 2:00 p.m., 18 September. So far, nobody has reported a missing laptop.

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Please email comments to uppa@admu.edu.ph
Situation Report 18 September 2006 is also posted at http://www.admu.edu.ph/upp/advisory.htm

Ateneo Hosts the 8th Inter-Collegiate Finance Competition Finals

We are pleased to announce that the 8th Inter-Collegiate Finance
Competition Finals organized by the Financial Executives Institute of the
Philippines (FINEX- Phils.) will be held at the Escaler Hall, Ateneo de
Manila University on Tuesday, 26 September 2006. The program will begin
at 8:30 am and will end at 5:45 pm.

The initial group of 80 school teams was decreased to a group of 20 teams
after the elimination phase held last September 15, 2006 in Manila, Cebu
and Davao.

The competition covers questions on financial statement analysis, asset
valuation, economics, quantitative methods, derivatives and alternative

Everyone is invited to attend and show their support to Ateneo de Manila's
team of students.

We hope to see you at Escaler Hall on the 26th of September.

Thank you.

The Grain of Truth: A Symposium on REAL Land Reform

The Cavite Immersion Group under the Th141 class of Fr. Paul Uwemedimo, in cooperation with the Office of Social Concern and Involvement (OSCI) would like to invite you to attend The Grain of Truth: A Symposium on REAL Land Reform on September 25, 2006 from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at the SS Case Study Room.

This event will be an effort to increase the awareness of students and the rest of the Ateneo community on land reform struggles and the effects of militarization and globalization on the farmer sector. There will be various speakers coming from different land-related organizations such as the:
(1) Samahan ng mga Magsasaka ng Lumil (SAMALU) from Silang, Cavite;
(2) Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP); and
(3) Kapisanan ng mga Mambubukid, Mangingisda, at Manggagawa ng Pilipinas, Inc. (KAMMMPI).

Let us help the Filipino farmers in their quest for justice, liberation, and GENUINE land reform.

Nicole Laya A. Alunan
IV - BS Chemistry
Ateneo de Manila University

Sanggunian Updates: 09/24/06

JGSOM School Board

Sept. 1, 4:30-6:00 pm: Orientation of the Mr & Ms JGSOM candidates, where they were informed of the flow of the program, the criteria for judging, schedule of practices and other important details they need to know related to SOM Week.

Sept 6 & 8, 4:30-6:00 pm: Schedule of practices for the Mr & Ms JGSOM. The PiSOM cans was also given to the candidates on the 8th so they can start collecting already (Note: Proceeds of the PiSOM cans will go to the KaSOMbahay project of JGSOM SB)

Sept 8, 4:30-6:00 pm: Campus Ministry Office’s Living Rosary, in cooperation with BOA and JGSOM School Board, was held at the Colayco Pavilion, MVP Center . The event was attended by faculty members, organization presidents, Sanggunian officers and other student volunteers.

Sept 11, 10:20-10:30 am: Official opening of the JGSOM Week at the SOM field. The opening was attended by Dean Rudy Ang, faculty organizers, all the participating BOA organizations, Sanggunian officers and faculty members.

Sept. 15, 7:00 pm onwards: The SOM Night was held at PGA Cars EDSA. The Sanggunian sponsored the Mr & Ms JGSOM Prepageant where the videos of the candidates were shown. There was also the Dare and Question & Answer portion where the candidates would draw which dare they would have to do.

Sept. 18, 4:30-7:00 pm: The Mr & Ms JGSOM pageant was held at the Escaler Hall. The candidates were judged by their costumes, talent and the attendance of their organization members. AJMA, LEX and AMA were able to make it to the final three. Mr & Ms AMA won in the pageant. Other special awards were Best Video (won by LEX), Mr & Ms Personality (won by AJMA) and Voters’ choice (won by AMA). The over-all winners of SOM Week were announced after the announcement of the Mr & Ms JGSOM winners (2nd runner up: MEA; 1st runner up: MACA; Champion: AMA).


Sept. 5, 4:30-6:00 pm: JGSOM Core meeting at Sanggu room. Agenda: Mr & Ms JGSOM updates, KaSOMbahay, Sample Sentral, Blue Christmas class, bulletin board assignments, Living Rosary, finalize school board meeting agenda, other announcements
Sept. 6, 4:30-6:00 pm: JGSOM School Board meeting (general assembly with all block & course reps). Agenda: Welcoming of the Freshmen reps, STRAW announcements, Report on Guimaras efforts, Extrajudicial killings, Updates on ate Cora collection, Living Rosary, Mr & Ms SOM updates & taskings (manning of booths, counting, etc.), Sample Sentral, Social Concerns announcement, volunteer sign-ups for KaSOMbahay, other announcementsSept 14, 2:00-3:00 pm: JGSOM Core meeting at Sanggu room. Agenda: finalize taskings for Mr & Ms JGSOM (documentation, programs, hosts, judges, etc.)

Prepared by: ANGELA PAGUIO, JGSOM Chairperson
Karen Angela R. Tiambeng | Secretary-General
Sanggunian ng mga Mag-aaral ng mga Paaralang Loyola ng Ateneo de Manila 2006-2007
0917-5220912 | 09064753474 | fishy_karenskie@yahoo.com

Graduate Scholarship for Excellent Foreign Students at Seoul National University , Korea

Graduate Scholarship for Excellent Foreign Students (GSFS)
Seoul National University , Korea

The Office of International Programs would like to invite students to apply for the Graduate Scholarship for Excellent Foreign Students (GSFS) offered by Seoul National University (SNU), Korea . The scholarship will provide financial aid for the MA and PhD degree programs in the following disciplines at SNU: Humanities, Natural Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Agriculture and Life Sciences, Law, Education, Human Ecology, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, and Institutional Studies.

Successful applicants will be granted two years of tuition support and monthly stipend.
Further information on the scholarship is available at the Office of International Programs, 2nd floor Bellarmine Hall, Ateneo de Manila University or you may call 4266001 loc 4037/4038.

Office of International Programs
2/F Bellarmine Hall
Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights
Quezon City 1108
Tel. (632) 426 6001 local 4037

World Federation of United Nations Associations: Global Essay Competition

The World Federation of United Nations Associations is conducting a global
essay competition for students around the world on Peace and Disarmament.
The five winners of the contest (one each will be chosen from Africa,
Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and North America)
will be awarded an all-expense paid trip to Argentina where they can
dialogue with Dr. Hans Blix himself, chairman of the Commission on
Weapons of Mass Destruction. I have included a blurb and a link below,
and as an attachment.

April Jaucian
Programme Coordinator
World Federation of United Nations Associations
1 UN Plaza 1177
New York NY 10017
Tel : 917 367 2480
Fax : 212 963 0447
Email : jaucian@wfuna.org

Associate Professor
Chair, Department of English, School of Humanities
Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights 1108, Quezon City, Philippines
Tele-fax (632)426-6120

Buried Stories, Living Legacies: African American Soldiers of the Philippine American War

The Department of History,
The Department of English, Kritika Kultura and
Philippine-American Educational Foundation

cordially invite you to

"Buried Stories, Living Legacies: African American Soldiers of the
Philippine American War"


Cynthia Marasigan
U.S. Fulbright Scholar
Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, University of Michigan

Friday, September 29, 2006 4:30 to 6:00 pm
Case Study Room, 1/F Social Sciences Bldg.

African American soldiers of the Philippine-American War embraced a
distinctive ambivalence as members of racially segregated troops
fighting against Filipinos striving for independence. Facing the
contradictions of their position, the black soldiers shifted or confirmed
their allegiances by interacting with Filipinos in diverse capacities---as
enemies in battle, as allies via collaboration, as sympathizers through
desertion, as well as in social relationships between black American
troops and Filipinas. The decision of numerous black soldiers to live,
work, and raise families in the Philippines after the war's end further
demonstrated the range of such possibilities. Based on recent fieldwork,
this talk will focus on the often overlooked experiences of African
American soldiers during the war, as well as the social and military
legacies they left behind in the Philippines.

Taize: Food for the Soul

Find solace and nourishment for the spirit
in an hour of Taize chants and prayers
to be led by Fr. Arnel Aquino, sj,
Sr. Bubbles Bandojo, rc and Fr. Dan McNamara, sj
on Monday, September 25,
4:30pm, at the Colayco Pavilion.

Loyola Schools Campus Ministry Office
Ateneo de Manila University
Ground Floor, MVP-CSL Building
Tel.#:426-6001 to 10 local 5160-5162
Fax #:426-6522
email: ls_cmo@admu.edu.ph
blogspot: www.ls-cmo.blogspot.com

Kinema Goes Cinema

Kinema presents
Kinema Goes Cinema
a concert celebrating the magic of music and movies with music from

Cinema Paradiso
Paraisong Parisukat
Nasaan Ka Man
Moulin Rouge
The Lord of the Rings
and many more
September 29 & 30, 6:30 pm
EAPI Auditorium, Ateneo de Manila University
Musical Direction by JC Uy
Concept and Choreography by Bianong Labiano
Script by Kenneth Javate
Production Design by Peter Imbong and Dan Concepcion
Marketing by Gian Abrahan
Promotions by Edsel Ayes
Logistics by Jojo Mangubat
Produced by Oliver Quintana and Paul Patindol
Tickets sold at PhP150
For reservations, contact 0917.09178348325
For more information visit http://kin3ma. multiply. com

When in Doubt, ASCC: The Ateneo Student Concern Center

ASCC has recently looked into the issue of overcharging of tricycle drivers.

We have forwarded this concern to the Security Office. They have said that the best measure everyone can do against overcharging is to take note of the body number of the tricycle. The body number can then be reported by the complainant either directly to the Security Office or to the ASCC office at MVP 101. ASCC staff would be more than willing to forward this concern to the Security Office.

The Security Office has also said that nighttime overcharging of tricycle drivers is only legal starting 9pm.

When in Doubt, ASCC.

Under the Sanggunianng mga Mag-aaral ng Ateneo the Ateneo Student Concern Center serves as the main venue where students can express their issues and grievances, which may either be academic or non-academic in nature.Here, students may also forward their suggestions to any school unit as well asqueries for further information.
The ATENEO STUDENT CONCERN CENTERshall uphold the students’ rights as enshrined in the pertinent documents ofAteneo but are not limited to the Student Handbook and the Magna Carta ofUndergraduate Student Rights.
(Example: “My teacher/professor didn’t announce a major longtest.”)
1. Visit to the ASCC office (MVP 101) and relate your concern with one of our case officers.
2. Fill out a concern form and specify what course of action you would like to happen.
3. Our members will then work on your concern and give your updates through SMS or e-mail.
(Example: “Do we have classes next Monday?”)
1. Simply visit the ASCC Office (MVP 101) and speak to one of our case officers.
First Floor, MVP Center For Student Leadership (MVP101)
ASCC Hotline: 0915.8510286
ASCC Email: assc@atenista.net

Ateneans Dominated the 20th Annual Stat-is-Eeks Competition

From the Office of the Vice President for the Loyola Schools

We are happy to announce the results of the Ateneo's participation in the 20th Annual Stat-is-Eeks competition organized by the University of the Philippines Statistics Soceity held on September 16, 2006 at NISMED, UP Diliman.

Ateneo Mathematics Society Team A composed of Timothy James Yusun (III BS Ma), Miguel Karlo de Jesus (III BS AMF), and Mark Loyola (III BS Ma) won first place in the group category.

Ateneo Mathematics Society Team B composed of Alfonso Luis Maputol (III BS AMF), Francis Nicolo Basilio (III BS AMF), and Rosary Anne David (III BS AMC) won third place in the group category.

A 1-2-3 finish in the individual category rounded off the Ateneo's excellent showing for the day with Francis Nicolo Basilio placing first, Miguel Karlo de Jesus placing second, and Timothy James Yusun placing third.

Our team was coached by Mr. Ramil Bataller of the Mathematics Department.

Kritika Kultura Lecture Series


Kritika Kultura and
the Department of English

invite you to a lecture by




25 September 2006
Monday, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Social Sciences Building Audio-Visual Room
Ateneo de Manila University

As an ontological ambiguity, suicide eludes discourse. While presuming
that the most ethical treatment of suicide may be a vigilance to its
circumstantial possibility in life, the present essay treats suicide first
as a word that flees its temporally distant referent, then as a literary
trope in poems. Understood as a trope, suicide opens to creative
configuration and reconfiguration; to write about it is to invent a
language that could address its impossibility. Donald Justice's "For the
Suicides of 1962" and Frank Bidart's "The Sacrifice" are studied as
variations of a similar address---forms of resistance against the
reductive judgment of the life and death of an other.

Author's Bio:
Marc Gaba graduated Valedictorian of the U.P. College of Arts and Letters.
One of only a handful of Filipinos to obtain an MFA from the University
of Iowa Writers' Workshop, he is currently on leave from the University of
Denver's PhD program in Creative Writing. He was recently awarded the 2006
Boston Review Poetry Prize.

Kritika Kultura can be viewed at www.ateneo.edu/kritikakultura

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ON SEPT 27, 430 - 6PM


ON NOV 22, 430 - 6PM


Celadon's MidAutumn Gratia

In the spirit of nation-building through Chinese Filipino traditions,

in cooperation with
the Office of the Vice President of Loyola Schools

This September!
@ the Doghouse, 900am-430pmSept.18-28.2006

Vote for your teachers; recognize the noble efforts of our outstanding faculty members- Teachers who receive more than 50 votes automatically receive a card Sept.25-29.2006
Collect Faculty Trading Cards and remember how much your teachers shaped your life
- Available individually for PhP20 or in booster packs of 5 cards for PhP70. Help children
who need your support
- Promote the advocacies of Ateneo's socially-oriented organizations
o ACIL: Ite et Docete. Go and Teach.
o AtSCA: Para sa Diyos. Para sa Bayan.
o Gabay: Pinipili kong magtaya, nangangako akong magtaya, malaya akong nagtataya...
o Kaingin: Social Justice through Education!
o Kythe: Children should be flying kites, not fighting cancer.
o Musmos: Where there are children smiling there is hope.
o Tugon: We like to make babies.... happy!
- One organization will receive school supplies for the kids of their area
@ the MVP Roof Deck, 430pm-900pm

A ticket to the culminating night will give you a chance to:
- Enjoy performances by the Company of Ateneo Dancers, Blue Repertory, Entablado, Tanghalang Ateneo, the Big Blue Blob, and more!
- Applaud your favorite teachers during the awarding ceremony
- Play the traditional Chinese Filipino dice game (no prior experience necessary) and win lots of prizes!
- Join the raffle draw for an iPod shuffle

AMA Presents Mvation : Rulina! Rock Concert Redefined

The Ateneo Management Association (AMA) in cooperation with Monster Radio RX 93.1 bringsM-Vation (Music Innovation) PRESENTS: RULINA! Rock Concert REDEFINED! M-Vation: Rulina is a benefit concert for Youth Against Addiction. We want to show that you don't need drugs or booze to rock! The concert features today's hottest bands such as: Sandwich, Chicosci, Pedicab, Bloomfields and Hilera. Get a chance to experience and be part of an innovative and cutting edge dance showdown between two of the country's best collegiate dance troupes: The Company of Ateneo Dancers and La Salle Company of Dancers - Street DivisionIt also features hot performances from AMA's Band Camp: Averley, Hidden Nikki, Empty Siren Boulevard and Hymn of Siren The show kicks off at 7:00 pm, SEPTEMBER 30, 2006 @ C3 Events Place Greenhills. Tickets are sold @ the Kostka Extension from September 18 - 29 or contact 0916.742.2465 for ticket orders.



For inquiries, call or text 09175391320.


ACOMM presents I LOVE AD; advertising seminar and workshop

ACOMM proudly presents I LOVE AD, an advertising seminar and workshop featuring speakers like award winning director Sid Maderazo and the Mrs. V-Anne Escobar of TBWA/ Santiago Mangada Puno. Learn what it feels like to work in the industry that never sleeps! Certificates will be given to participants who want.


Honors Assembly Core Team Application: Can you handle it?

Do you have what it takes to be part of the Honors Assembly 2007 Core Team? If you think you do, APPLY NOW! Go to Promo Board 2 to get printed copies of the application form or email ha_core@yahoo.com for more information. Application ends on September 22.
Honors Assembly Core Team Application is ongoing until September 22, 2006, 430PM and we are inviting YOU to help make the event a success. If you think you got what it takes, APPLY NOW!!!! If you need more details or if you have questions, email ha_core@yahoo.com.

IV-AB Management Economics
Ateneo de Manila University


On September 20 '06, Let's Learn from September 21 '72

On September 20 '06, Let's Learn from September 21 '72
In commemoration of the Filipino Democratic Struggle, students, lawyers, human rights and peace advocates are all invited to a democracy forum,
"Learning Lessons from the Legacies of Martial Law: Defending Democracy and the Civil LIberties Amidst Renewed Authoritarianism"
on Wednesday, 20 September 2006, 1:30 - 5:00 PM
at the Social Development Complex - AVR (in front of ISO)
Ateneo de Manila University
Speakers include:
Former Senator Bobby Tanada
Amnesty International Executive Director Jessica Soto
Max de Mesa of Task Force Detainees

2YC School of Social Sciences
LUIS abad JAP paredes
09178318861 09176661212


* * * On the big Bang theory: For every one billion particles of antimatter there were one billion and one particles of matter. And when the mutual annihilation was complete, one billionth remained - and that's our present universe. -- Albert Einstein

The Science and Society Plenary Series and the School of Science and Engineering invite you to " THE DARK UNIVERSE...THEN THERE WAS LIGHT " a lecture by Rev. Daniel J. McNamara, SJ Professor Department of Physics Escaler Lecture Hall Science Education Complex Wednesday, 20 September 2006 830am, 930am, 130pm

"Alternatively, suppose we were to accept the mythical genesis of the world from night or the natural philosophers' claim that 'all things were originally together.' We are still left with the same impossible consequence. How is everything to be set in motion, unless there is actually to be some cause of movement? Matter is not going to set itself in motion - its movement depends on a motive cause." -- Aristotle, 340BC

Norman Dennis E. Marquez, MD Director Health Sciences Program / Sci 10 Coordinator School of Science and Engineering Ateneo de Manila University 426-6001 ext 5618 426-1035 (tele-fax) +63917-8121320 (mobile)


BIENVENIDOS: Sa Muling Pagbabalik

To the Ateneo community: The President of the Ateneo de Manila University cordially invites you to "BIENVENIDOS: Sa Muling Pagbabalik" appreciation ceremonies in honor of Dr. Bienvenido L. Lumbera National Artist for Literature featuring the various facets of his artistic and scholarly engagements, particularly as poet, librettist, critic and nationalist. 5:00 pm on Friday, 22 September 2006, Escaler Hall Science Education Complex Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City Attire: Filipiniana/Smart Casual

The favor of a reply is requested by Monday, September 20. Tel. No. 426-6001 ext. 5300-5301 E-mail: humani@admu.edu.ph


A Special Screening of THE PROMISE

To celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, the Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies invites you to a special screening of THE PROMISE Directed by Chen Kaige Cast Jang Dong-Gun, Hiroyuki Sanada, Cecilia Cheung, Nicholas Tse 4:30pm, Friday, 22 September 2006 Ching Tan Room (SOM 111) Ateneo de Manila University 2006 Golden Globe Nomination — Best Foreign Language Film Official Entry (China) for the 2006 Academy Award — Best Foreign Language Film A young war orphan, driven by poverty, makes a promise with an enchantress. In return for beauty and admiration of every man, she will be destined to lose every man she falls in love with. This spell cannot be broken unless time is reversed and the dead come to life. Now a grown and beautiful princess, she is in love again with a man behind a red armor and a golden mask who rescues her from death, she is tormented by their inevitable parting. Meanwhile, Kunlun, the slave of a great general, is searching for the lost memories of a family he once had. Soon the fates of these two intertwine when the princess believes the general to be her hero, thus pulling him into this web of fate.

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ELLEN H. PALANCA, Ph.D. Director Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies School of Social Sciences Ateneo de Manila University 3rd Floor, Social Sciences Building Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108 Telephone : 426-6001 locals 5208, 5209 Fax : 426-6001 local 5280 Email : leongcenter@admu.edu.ph


September 18-22 Book Sale and Book Raffle at de la Costa Foyer

The Fine Arts Creative Writing nonfiction and fiction majors '07, together with Litsoc and www.Avalon.ph bring you this year's first bargain book sale from Sept.18-22 (mon.-fri.) 8-5pm. This event will benefit families of Journalists who are victims of political killings, support the upcoming Fine Arts Festival, and supplement the groups' literary endeavors. Be sure to stop by for great finds and join in the book raffles!

Got Lit?
Come by the dela Costa Foyer from Sept.18-22 (8:30am-4:30pm) for great finds at this year's first Bargain BOOK SALE
>>brought to you by LitSoc and The Fine Arts Creative Writing Nonfiction & Fiction Majors of '07.
Get your RDA of Lit, support the Fine Arts Festival, AND get the chance to win:
A Signed Limited 1st Edition Copy of Neil Gaiman's ANANSI BOYS (hardbound)
The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger (hardbound)
Manual of the Warrior of Light by Paulo Coelho (trade paperback)


SPIT show in Ateneo for ONE NIGHT ONLY!

The 2007 Fine Arts block presents

Silly People's Improv Theatre
(aka SPIT)

If improv theatre is your cup of tea
(a la
Whose Line is it Anyway?), catch
Manila's premiere improv theatre group in Ateneo for
ONE NIGHT ONLY and have a blast with Gabe Mercado, Missy Maramara and many more!
September 21,2006 6:00 p.m. Gonzaga Exhibit Hall 3rd floor Gonzaga Building Php 150

This event is a fundraiser for the 2007 Fine Arts Festival (seniors' culminating theses) in January

For inquiries, contact 0919-3608974


No Butts About It!

A total of 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are littered yearly worldwide, and each can take from 2 to 25 years to decompose. This is because of the acetate filters, which are plastic based and thus not easily biodegradable. Furthermore, 80% of all cigarette butts find their way into our water systems through wind and rain, thus detracting from the quality of our drinking water. Toxic chemicals leak from the filters and threaten our aquatic ecosystems. Not to mention, cigarette butts are a fire hazard. Fires caused by cigarette butts claim the lives of around 1000 people and injure about 3000 people each year. The earth is not your ashtray! We must respect the environment and the people surrounding us. So, let us all work together to make our campus cigarette litter-free, by throwing our litter in the PROPER place!
You can visit these websites for more information:

Thank you very much for your participation in this campaign!


JOSEPH THE DREAMER for the benefit of Kythe


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comes the inspiring story of


September 23, 2006
3 PM
SM Megamall Cinema 4

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Tickets at Php 250 and Php 350 only.


Do you have what it takes to be crowned the FASTEST GEEK 2006?

Fastest Geek is PC Magazine’s PC building competition where participants will race against one another to see who can build a working PC the fastest. As a follow-up to the successful Fastest Geek 2005 series of competitions held in 9 campuses all over Metro Manila, PC Magazine Philippines will once again tour selected universities in search of the fastest PC builder. This time, 10 campuses will be targeted:


The winner of each leg will be the school’s representative to the finals, which will be held at the SM Megamall Atrium. Representatives from all the schools will once again compete head to head in a competition that will surely set the venue ablaze with excitement. The overall winner among all the schools will be crowned FASTEST GEEK 2006!!!

Last year, Informatics took the first ever Fastest Geek title. Will they be able to regain the prestige?

You decide!

To find out more about how you can join this exciting event, contact:

Kristofer Angelo M. Jumauan
CompSAT Event Project Manager
Contact#: 09174530347

Ateneo de Manila University Eliminations:
Date: October 23, 2006
Venue: CTC 313
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Yummiest Bytes: CompSAt Annual Raffle Draw

Ateneo Debate Society and Ateneo HPAIR Union Present: The Migration of Health Care Professionals and its Effects on the Philippine Health Care System

Every year thousands of Filipino health care workers migrate abroad in search of greener pasteurs. How does this affect the Philippines and the rest of the world? Former DOH Secretary Dr. Jaime Galvez Tan will analyze this phenomena and how it affects the health care system here in the Philippines. Join us as he explores this very relevant and pressing national issue. This forum is open to everyone. It will be held at the Social Sciences AVR on September 20, 2006 Wednesday from 430 - 600pm. This lecture is presented to you by the Ateneo Debate Society and the Ateneo HPAIR Union.


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For just P550, you could discover your true racing potential, not to mention having tons of fun with your friends during the break.

Registration is at SEC FIELD, SEPTEMBER 18-22
Racing Course is at Manila Speedzone, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig.

AJMA Presents SHINDIG 2006: Obsessions

The Ateneo Junior Marketing Association (AJMA)

brings you the biggest and most happening party of the year!


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check out the SHINDIG 2006 collection by visiting http://shindig06.multiply.com

September 21: Never Again!

September 21, 1972

Marcos declares Martial Law

Never again!

Remember the victims of

extrajudicial killings and abductions

Pray for justice

Sanggu invites you to the

prayer marches

during the 10-min breaks on

September 21, 2006

12 nn assemble at SOM walkway

130 pm assemble at Gonzaga 2nd floor near ORP

and to

wear black

For more info, contact Jet Pacapac (09176298552, jetpacapac@yahoo.com)

See Sanggu promo board

Sanggu-Committee on External Affiliations

Task Force Justice

The Sanggunian Says No to Initiative

NO to 'People's' Initiative
Sept 11, Monday, 4:30 pm at COLAYCO Pavilion, MVP
Mass to be celebrated by Fr. Ben Nebres, S.J.
& Fr. Manoling Francisco, S.J.
Public Petition Signing and Candle-lighting Vigil"

The Sanggunian's Stand:
Changing our Constitution requires all of our active participation. It should not be done by a select few nor for a select few and certainly never in haste. The problem is that a majority of us Filipinos are again put in the sidelines, at worst fooled to believe in quick fix solutions, all labeled as the People's Initiative.

We, the Sanggunian ng mga Mag-aaral ng mga Paaralang Loyola ng Pamantasang Ateneo de Manila, stand to stop the current People's Initiative to change our Constitution.

First, this People's Initiative faces many legal obstacles that its proponents never fully address. According to the Supreme Court, no enabling law for such a process exits. Moreover, even if such a law exists, such a major overhaul of our government's structure constitutes a revision, not a mere amendment. The 1987 Constitution only allows any People's Initiative to amend and not revise. Shifting from a presidential-bicameral system to a parliamentary-unicameral system or changes to Sections 1-7 of Article VI; Sections 1-4 of Article VII; and introducing a new Article XVIII is certainly no minor feat.

Second, numerous instances have been cited of Filipinos deceiving fellow Filipinos just to gather signatures or support for this initiative. In discussions at many areas, many Filipinos are made to believe that changing our Constitution would lead to more jobs, more food in the table, a better economy or to political stability. Sadly however, there is no conclusive evidence that a certain political structure is necessary to address poverty, unemployment or any other pressing issue today. Investors do not even cite a particular political structure to make a certain area more attractive.

Third, Article XVIII entitled Transitory Provisions in the petition contain clauses that give the Interim Parliament and the incumbent President more power than necessary. These provisions authorize the Interim Parliament "to propose amendments to, or of revisions of, this Constitution" (Art. XVIII, Sec. 4.4). This makes the process easier for those in power to change further our Constitution, the very process we are safeguarding now. It also authorizes the Interim Prime Minister "to perform such powers and responsibilities as may delegated to him by the incumbent President" (Art. SVIII, Sec. 5.1). Even if the Interim Prime Minister has executive powers too, this statement clearly illustrates who is superior.
We do recognize the need for constitutional reform but it should always be in a manner that includes all citizens and a more sober review. We cannot afford deceiving our fellow citizens anymore with quick fix solutions for most of us are already disenfranchised, tired and pissed of the burdens we carry despite so many revolutions, presidents, programs. The haste one observes today may also indicate a politics of survival or a notion that it would serve only a few personal or group interests. A bigger and more inclusive review of our constitution is necessary so that the final product would really be a social contract we all will uphold and follow. It should not be through a process that misleads and divides further our nation.

For these, we appeal to the petitioners of this People's Initiative to seriously reconsider.

For questions, comments, reactions, please forward them to Luis Abad at luish0328@yahoo.com; Ging Dee at ging4464@gmail.com and 09175004464; or Karl Satinitigan at darthkarl@gmail.com and 09157882132. We will keep you posted of future activities and campaigns related to this issue. For the mean time, we would like to hear from you.

The Ateneo Placement Office: Entrepreneurship Week

The Ateneo Placement Office, in the event of its Entrepreneurship Week,
will have a Career Panel Discussion at the SS-AVR, on 15 September 2006,
from 4:30 to 6:00PM.

This event is sponsored by Filway Marketing, the Senior Batch Coordinating
Assembly of the Sanggunian ng mga Mag-aaral ng Pamantasang Ateneo, the
Ateneo Management Association, Ateneo Lex, and AIESEC.

Mrs. Chit J. Concepcion
Placement Director
Ateneo de Manila University
G/F Berchmans Hall, Loyola Heights
Quezon City
TL: (632)426-6001 loc. 5040/5041
Telefax: (632) 426-6077

UPPA Situation Report as of September 4, 2006


Monday, 4 September 2006

WATER: Cleaning of contaminated cisterns and overhead tanks is ongoing. Nine of the original eleven have already been cleaned.

1.High School MST cistern-31 August
2.ISO cistern-1 September
3.Common & SEC cisterns-2 September
4.SEC A, B & C,PLDT,JG SOM overhead tanks-3 September
5.Matteo Ricci cistern-4 September
6.Salcedo Cistern-5 September
7.APS Rockwell cistern & overhead tanks-6 September

The cistern and overhead tanks in APS Rockwell were contaminated last Saturday morning, 2 September when a guard failed to close the valve while manually filling the cistern. Because it was left open, overflowing water on the floor seeped back to the cistern. The cistern and overhead tanks will have to be cleaned again on Wednesday, 6 September. Water samples will also be tested after the cleaning.

PEDESTRIAN FOOTBRIDGE UPDATE: The revised footbridge work schedule is shown below:

click here to view picture http://www.admu.edu.ph/upp/situation_report/strip040906.htm

The revised work schedule looks feasible and it is reasonable to expect that the footbridge will be completed and ready for use before the end of September 2006.

click here to view picture http://www.admu.edu.ph/upp/situation_report/strip040906.htm

Pedestrian footbridge center island columns were erected early morning of Saturday, 2 September 2006.

DROP OFF & PICK-UP POINTS: There are currently four drop-off and pick-up points for the Loyola Schools. Please see red arrows in the

map below:

click here to view picture http://www.admu.edu.ph/upp/situation_report/strip040906.htm

To improve traffic flow and decongest Xavier Hall’s driveway, two areas are being considered as additional pick-up and drop-off points (blue arrows). They are:

· The area near the College Chapel

· The AMPC entry & exit door facing Gonzaga carpark

The proposal is to allow vehicles to pick up students after 4:00 p.m. in these areas.

In the meantime, pick-up of students at the Xavier Hall driveway will be allowed after 4:00 p.m. but vehicles will not be allowed to park and wait for students there.

TRAFFIC: The Grade School is fine-tuning a new traffic scheme along the Grade School lane. The new scheme is expected to improve traffic flow.

Accidents on Katipunan are largely due to inconsiderate drivers and their infractions. Early Saturday morning, 2 September a northbound car made an illegal U-turn below the Gate 2 pedestrian footbridge. A northbound taxi smashed into it. See pictures below:

click here to view picture http://www.admu.edu.ph/upp/situation_report/strip040906.htm

The driver of the car was under the influence of liquor. He declared that he was a son of a Colonel and could make the U-turn. The community is cautioned to be on the lookout for reckless drivers.

The Central carpark access road was repaired over the weekend as shown. Traffic flow should be faster with the pot holes now repaired.

SECURITY: A student reported losing P20,000 cash he just withdrew from the ATM, a Nokia N71 cell phone and a laptop inside the College Cafeteria (AMPC) last Tuesday, 29 August. A campus-wide alert was sounded and gate guards doubled-checked pedestrians leaving the campus. The search failed to recover the lost money and equipment.

It was observed that the “victim” was unusually cool despite losing a very large sum of money and expensive equipment. Most victims would be desperate, worried and many would even cry with the loss of a cell phone.

The name the “victim” gave was that of a student known to the Library guards. When the library guards saw the student on the same day, they verified if indeed he lost his money, cell phone and laptop. The student denied them. When the impostor was described to the student, the student identified the impostor as his friend, who may have used his name.

Further investigation revealed that the impostor had even visited Rizal Library, the Office of University Planning and Alumni Affairs to inquire about enrolling in a graduate program and applying for membership in the Order of the Blue Eagle.

All are again reminded to be on the lookout for impostors and intruders. We continue to have losses on campus. Please cooperate with the guards when identification is requested. This is for the safety and security of the community.

PARKING: Approximately 50 cars park near the diversion. A new path walk from the diversion carpark to the JGSOM building is being constructed. Please see pictures below. Lights will also be provided in the area.

click here to view picture http://www.admu.edu.ph/upp/situation_report/strip040906.htm

New path walk being constructed from the diversion road carpark connecting to the path walk towards the Gate 2 pedestrian footbridge.


Please email comments to uppa@admu.edu.ph
Situation Report of 4 September 2006 is also posted at http://www.admu.edu.ph/upp/advisory.htm

Guimaras Needs Our Help!


worse than it seems

3000+ families affected

livelihoods lost

Let us help our fellow

Filipinos by

donating using the Sanggu-Guimaras cans

until Sept. 29

through block/course reps


kaya mong


Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan has

discovered that the situation in Guimaras

is worse than media is showing it to be.

SLB also needs contacts of

transportation services to

transport goods donations to Guimaras

Text Jet Pacapac (09176298552)

E-mail jetpacapac@yahoo.com

Sanggu-Committee on External Affiliations

Disaster REsponse And Management Team

Want to be published?

The Philippine Pen is now accepting submissions for an anthology of short
fiction in English to be published in 2007.

Filipino writers under 45 years of age are invited to submit one recent,
unpublished short story of no more than 8,000 words to the

Philippine Center of International PEN
531 Padre Faure Street, Ermita
e-mail address: philippinepen@yahoo.com

cc to penfictionantho@gmail.com

Deadline of submissions is December 31, 2006.

Address all inquiries to the above addresses as well. Submissions must be
typeset in double-spaced 12-pt Times New Roman. The title page must
contain the author's name and complete contact information. The last page
must be author's bio of no more than 150 words.

Hardcopy submissions must be printed on letter-size bond paper and be
accompanied by softcopy in Rich Text Format (*.rtf) on floppy disk or CD.
E-mail submissions must be sent as Rich Text Format attachments.

Benilda S. Santos, Ph.D.
Ateneo Institute of Literary Arts and Practices

Department of Philosophy: Philosophical Colloquium Series

The Department of Philosophy
Philosophical Colloquium Series

"Understanding Terrorism: Insights from Jürgen Habermas"

What is terrorism? What is the root of terrorism? What is philosophy's
response to terrorism?

by Dr. Manuel B. Dy, Jr.

11 September 2006
4:30 p.m.
Social Science Case Study Room

The colloquium is open to everyone.
Philosophy Department
Ateneo de Manila University
426-6001 loc.5360/61

Loyola School of Humanities congratulates Mr. Lawrence L. Ypil

"Poetry is the music of the soul, and, above all,
of great and feeling souls."


"The Highest Hiding Place"
First Place, Poetry in English

Lawrence (or Larry to friends) Ypil is a faculty member of the
Department of English.

Associate Professor
Chair, Department of English, School of Humanities
Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights 1108, Quezon City, Philippines
Tele-fax (632)426-6120

Congratulations to M-Vation: Rulina's Host Hunt Winners!!!

The Ateneo Management Association would like to





They survived the challenge and will now be part of M-Vation: Rulina (Rock Re-Defined) and of RX Monster Radio 93.1 Student DJ Program.

Also, watch out for M-Vation: Rulina coming to you very soon!!!

ANIMO ATENEO Shirts Now Available at the A-Shop

ANIMO ATENEO shirts now available at the A-Shop, Xavier Hall.
Let's wear this shirt as we march on to our victories!
The shirts will be sold at P250 each for all sizes.
The funds to be raised from the sale of the shirts will be for the benefit of the Ateneo Lady Eagles.
[A-Shop tel # 426-6001 (TL) loc 4097]

Tanghalang Ateneo presents "sTArting 5: iba 'to!"

Inihahandog ng


28th Repertory Season

ang isang espesyal na pagtatanghal

sTArting 5: iba ‘to!

Trainees’ Showcase

tampok ang mga dulang

Trabaho Soliloquies

sa panulat ni Ned Trespeces

sa direksyon ni Trency Caga-anan

Mga Guhit ni Magdalena

sa panulat at direksyon ni BJ Crisostomo

Ari-Arian: Ari Ninuman

sa panulat ni Francis Cayunda

sa direksyon ni Herwin Ochoa

Kulay-Rosas ang Dapit-Hapon Minsan sa Isang Taon

sa panulat ni John Guare

adapsyon ni RJ Leyran

sa direksyon ni JJ Ignacio


sa panulat ni Chris Martinez

sa direksyon ni Pia Bonalos

Consulting Director

Dr. Ricardo Abad, Ph.D.

Setyembre 15 – 16, 7 n.g.

Setyembre 16, 2 n.h.

Fine Arts Studio, Gonzaga Hall

Ateneo de Manila University

Para sa karagdagang impormasyon, tumawag sa 0927-7897563 (Amos Francia) o sa 426-6001 local 5078 (MVP).

Mr. Ambeth R. Ocampo

From the Office of the Vice President for the Loyola Schools

We are pleased to announce to the University community the selection of Ambeth R. Ocampo as one of the Metrobank Foundation's Outstanding Teachers for 2006. Mr. Ocampo is Assistant Professor at the Department of History, School of Social Sciences.

We share with you an excerpt from the Metrobank Foundation's citation for Mr. Ocampo:

"While his column on history is widely read in the paper and online editions of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Ambeth is happiest in the classroom. Despite the heavy workload from his classes--his undergraduate course is much talked about and sought after--he derives fulfillment in using history to mold the minds and characters of his students. He promotes the kind of understanding that stirs them into correcting the mistakes of the past, emulating its glories, building the nation, and creating its future--the usable past becoming a usable present and a viable future. He shares a perspective of history as formative rather than merely informative--he goes beyond the what, when, where, and how of events, and asks, "Why?"

As researcher, teacher, histories, sometime Benedictine monk, academic administrator, and concurrent Chair of the National Historical Institute and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Ambeth has received his share of awards--the National Book Award, Catholic Mass Media Award, Ten Outstanding Young Men, Pambansang Gawad Balagtas Achievement in Writing, and Fulbright Visiting Scholar Fellowship at Kyoto University."

Mr. Ocampo's Metrobank Outstanding Teacher Award gives due recognition to a man who has served the Ateneo and the country in many different ways, and who we hope will do the same for many years to come. We join the Ateneo community in congratulating him on this well-deserved award.

No Drinking Fountain Due to Water Contamination

Sorry for the inconvenience!Due to the coliform bacteria, the drinking fountains are not in service for a while to prevent contamination to the whole campus.Thank you very much for your understanding.

From AOB#24, Water Bulletin: August 30, 2006

The Microbiology Laboratory of the Biology Department released the 29 August 2006 Bacteriological Analysis of Water Report. The report found:

“Eleven out of 36 samples collected from the different cisterns and overhead tanks of the Ateneo de Manila University campus in Katipunan and Rockwell, Makati do not conform with the Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water with regard to coliform bacteria.”

Contaminated sources include the following:

1. Common cistern (supplying water to LHS, LST, AIR, Garage, Sonolux, Cefam, CLCI, College Covered Courts, and Blue Eagle Gym)

2. Loyola Schools SEC cistern

3. Loyola Schools Mateo Ricci cistern

4. Loyola Schools SEC A overhead tank

5. Loyola Schools SEC B overhead tank

6. Loyola Schools SEC C overhead tank

7. Loyola Schools PLDT CTC overhead tank

8. Loyola Schools JGSOM overhead tank

9. High School MST cistern

10. ISO cistern

11. APS Salcedo cistern

Users of facilities above are advised to avoid drinking from tap water until the water sources have been cleaned and water samples have been re-tested and declared safe and potable. Contaminated cisterns and overhead tanks will be cleaned immediately.


Please email comments to uppa@admu.edu.ph

Water Bulletin of 30 August 2006 is also posted at http://www.admu.edu.ph/upp/advisory.htm


Experience culture in full color!
This is the time of the year when Cervini and Eliazo open their doors to the Ateneans, making them feel at home with free food, dorm trivia,mini-shows, and lots of fun!

The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all.
-Princess Diaries

Read to Live and Let Live! Book Drive

DONATE your GRADE School &HIGH School Books to theAteneo Center for Education and Pathways to Higher Education

September 1-22, 2006
Collection Areas: Sanggu Room 2/MVP
Ateneo Placement Ofc - (beside B-AVR)

A project of The Ateneo Placement Office
in cooperation with the Sanggu Senior Batch Coordinating Assembly

Less for self. More for others. Enough for all.

Summary of Ate Cora's Cans Collection

On behalf of Ate Cora, the Sanggunian would like to thank the Ateneo community for their generosity and for their genuine support to a community member who is in need. Maraming salamat!!! We have a TOTAL Cash of P 40,521.90 and a TOTAL collection of P 55,521.90.

AECES Talks and Seminars Series 2006 (Sept. 23 SocSci AVR)

AECES Talks And Seminars Series 2006

Ateneo Electronics Engineering Society
Ateneo De Manila University


AECES Talks and Seminars Series 2006

Refresh your mind with the latest technologies in telecommunications and electronics. Topics include Mobile Softswitch, Internet Protocol Television, High Speed Download Packet Access or 3.5 G, and more...

Part I: On September 9, 2006 (Saturday) 12:00-4:30 at SEC Lecture Hall B
Mobile Softswitch, Ethernet DSL Access, Internet Ptotocol TV

Part II: On September 23, 2006 (Saturday) 12:00-4:30 at *SocSci AVR
Flash Memory, Desktop Microprocessors, 3.5G

*This is the correct venue. Please disregard the venue on the promo image above.

For inquiries, email us at feedback@pulseonline.cjb.net ;
or contact Angeli at 09063005450 ;
or log in to http://pulseonline.cjb.net
or visit us at MVP 315.


Commission on Filipinos Overseas invites you to 2006 Cineforum

In line with the 2006 centennial celebration of Filipino migration to Hawaii, the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (Office of the President of the Philippines) will conduct the 2006 Cineforum series on Wednesday, September 6, 2006 from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. at the Escaler Hall, Science Education Complex.

2006 Cineforum aims to raise public awareness about various issues concerning migration and its cultural and sociological implications to the migrants, the families left behind and the Filipino community in general. It also seeks to promote a greater understanding of the rich and colorful history of the Philippine migration which traces its roots to the first wave of Filipino plantation workers who migrated to Hawaii in 1906.

The themes (1) Almusal, Tanghalian at Hapunan: Mga Kuwento ng Pinoy na Dayuhan sa Ibang Bayan (2) Batang PX: Kabataan at Pangingibang Bayan and (2) Pilgrimage Home: Ode to Filipino Roots. The film is one hour and 10 minutes followed by an open forum. There will be panel reactors from the International Labor Organization, National Commission for Culture & the Arts and the Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology, Ateneo de Manila University.

Everyone is invited. FREE ADMISSION.

Louie O. Moldera
Office of the Dean
School of Social Sciences
Ateneo de Manila University
Tel. No. 426-6001 Ext. 5200 & 5202

JFTC Essay Competition 2006

JFTC (Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc.)
is contributing to the prosperity of the Japanese economy and the development
of international society through the promotion of trade.


JFTC is sponsoring JFTC Essay Competition 2006 to encourage students, younger
researchers and business people to express their opinions on matters of
national and international importance.

One Grand Prize of 1 million yen and three Second Prizes of 200,000 yen will be
awarded to the best four submissions, as selected by the distinguished judges.
In addition, the Grand Prize Winner will be provided with an air-ticket to
Tokyo (Japan) in order to attend the award ceremony on January 9, 2007.

The subject of the essay is
"Potential of Brand Japan"

It seems that the competitiveness of Japanese companies has been re-discovered
in recent years. Japanese companies have excelled internationally in a wide-
range of areas, from manufacturing, product development and production systems,
to the provision of quality services and the development of the contents
businesses. What are the indigenous assets of Japan that companies may
engender, maintain and nurture by putting in their human resources, materials,
funds, wisdom and time? What are the Japanese values that can be used as a tool
to appeal to the world as well as to bring new resources into Japan? We are
looking forward to seeing your ideas and comments on the competitiveness of
Japan over the next 10 to 20 years from these perspectives.

Essays may be submitted by anyone regardless of nationality or place of
residence. Essays may be written either in English or Japanese, and must be no
more than 4,000 words in English, including charts and tables. All submissions
must be typed. Participants can only submit one essay.
Information regarding a) the title of the essay and b) a summary of the essay
(about 300 words) should be provided on top of the essay, as well as the
following information about the participant: c) name, d) age, e) address, f)
telephone number, g) e-mail address, h) organization (university/company), i)
nationality (if possible) and j) how the participant learned about the

Essays must be submitted by e-mail or mail no later than Sept. 29, 2006, and
will not be returned.

The Award-Winners will be publicly announced on Dec. 15, 2006 on our Web site
(http://www.jftc.or.jp) and we will additionally notify the Award-Winners by e-
mail, telephone or mail. Award-Winning essays and the names of their authors
will be posted both on the Web site, "JFTC Monthly Bulletin" and "JFTC News."
All submissions must be original. (No previously published materials will be
accepted.) All rights to the Award-Winning essays shall be the exclusive
property of JFTC.


Chair: Dr. Iwao Nakatani, Director of Research, Mitsubishi UFJ Research and
Consulting Co., Ltd. and President of Tama University
Vice Chairs: Professor Yoko Wake, Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio
University, and Mr. Kazuo Mori, Deputy Editorial Page Editor, Nihon Keizai
Shimbun, Inc.


Public Relations Group
Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc.
6th Floor, World Trade Center Building,
2-4-1, Hamamatsu-cho, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-6106, Japan
Tel: +81-3-3435-5964 e-mail: kouhou@jftc.or.jp

Lydia N. Yu Jose, Ph.D.
Japanese Studies Program
3/F Social Sciences Building
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Telefax: 426-6001 local 5248
Email: japanese@admu.edu.ph or

GTO: Great Teacher Onboard

The Ateneo Placement Office and Filway Marketing, Inc.,

in cooperation with the Education Department, Mathematics Department, and Philosophy Department, Teriyaki Boy, Psyche, Biological Organization (BOXX), Association of Interdisciplinary Studies Majors (AISM), and the Sanggunian ng mga Mag-aaral ng Ateneo (Sanggu Senior Year Council),

proudly present,

GTO: Great Teacher Onboard

A Career Panel Discussion on TEACHING

Featuring the following speakers:

Maria Dolores N. Austria (Proprietress, Study Hall)

Rossana Z. Maglalang (Ateneo Grade School)

John Gabriel T. Bilog (Ateneo High School)

Roy Allan B. Tolentino (Philosophy Department)


430-6pm, SS AVR

Loyola School of Theology: The Theology of Migration and the Situation in Lebanon

Loyola School of Theology
invites everyone to

The Theology of Migration and
The Situation in Lebanon

a Theological Hour with
Fr. Edwin Corros, CS

Wednesday, September 6, 2006
10:15 a.m.
LST Cardinal Sin Center

Fr. Corros will be discussing the theology of migration through the lens of
the recent events in Lebanon and the plight of the Filipino workers there.
Fr. Corros is the Executive Secretary of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on
Migrants and Itinerant Peoples.

No registration fee

*Next Theological Hour: September 20
Topic: Mary for All Christians
Speaker: Dr. Joaquin Yap

For the Theological Hour Board:
Francis Alvarez, SJ
Loyola House of Studies

Loyola Schools Carpool Implementation Announcement

Loyola Schools Carpool Announcement:

Attention all student drivers at the Lower East Car Park.

Implementation of the Carpool System will be effective starting Sept. 6, Wednesday. Carpool slots 1 to 27 are strictly reserved for the Loyola Schools Carpools with official carpool stickers between 7:30am to 4:30pm, weekdays.

Non-carpool vehicles may park in slots 28 onwards.

Illegal occupants parked in slots 1 to 27 wil be penalized by the roving security guard and DSWS inspectors.

Violaters be warned:
First offense: warning and reprimand
succeeding offenses: violation sticker and large fine.

Carpool heads of Alabang, Magallanes, Valle Verde and Merville Subdivisions are requested to claim their carpool stickers at the DSWS office (ground floor, MVP). Please be reminded that only DSWS personnel can apply the stickers to your vehicles.

Sticker fees:
Alabang - P50
Valle Verde - P50
Magallanes - P60
Merville - Free

Please be guided accordingly, thank you.

DSWS Carpool Committee

Sanggunian ng Mga Mag-aaral ng mga Paaralang Loyola.

Sanggunian Updates : 09/03/06

JGSOM School Board
August 25: deadline for returning Piso Cans for Ate Cora of the SOM Xerox.

August 23, 430-600 pm: Attended the SOMWeek meeting at the Dean’s Office to finalize events for SOM Week.
August 29, 200-300 pm: JGSOM Core meeting at Sanggu room. Agenda: to sponsor Blue Christmas class, finalize project teams & project implementation dates, project updates, fix school board meeting agenda.
Prepared by: ANGELA PAGUIO, JGSOM Chairperson

Committee on Student Activities
In response to the currently amended ASLA resolution, the Committee is mandated to attend a bimonthly plenary with the core members of this Sanggunian project. This is to allow for a more active participation of the Sanggunian in the planning and execution of the ASLA Congress.
The CSA, except Joanna Arellano, attended the plenary last August 16 and discussed posing issues that concern the participation of the Sanggunian in the applicants’ screening process.
Core members of the ASLA will present in the CB Plenary on August 25 to orient the Sanggunian on the screening process which will require their participation in.
Org Survey
The different organizations and student groups in the Ateneo were asked to accomplish a survey regarding their activities among other things. The committee was tasked to send out and compile accomplished surveys of the different student groups while was COA was tasked to do the same for the organizations.

Most of the groups have turned in their accomplished survey forms; however, the COP and Katipunan have still not given in theirs yet. Although the committee has followed up on these groups, no response from them has been received.

The committee will continue to follow up on these groups. A meeting with OSA Director Miriam delos Santos is set on August 26 to tally and analyze the results of the survey.
Meetings attended:
Ateneo Student Leaders Assembly Plenary August 16 B205 430 to 6
Committee on Student Activities with Sanggunian President Luis Abad Aug 17 Sanggu
Room 430 to 6
ASLA Applicants’ Screening
It is stated in the currently amended ASLA resolution that the Sanggunian take an active role in the screening of applicants.
The 67 applicants who passed the first level screening are up for interviews from Aug 28-Sept1 in the Dela Costa Consultation Rooms. The panel is composed of an ASLA core member, an ASLA alumni and a Sanggunian officer.

The top 40 applicants after the interview process will make it to the deliberations for the final 30 participants. The bottom 10 will be arranged based on their score and will be put on the waiting list. The Sanggunian will also take part in the deliberations
MVP Cafe
Concessionaires for the MVP café are currently applying. Guidelines for MVP use are currently being revised.
The CSA chair and senior member attended a MVP Café Committee meeting last
Wednesday, August 23. LS VP Assunta Cuyegkeng, SOM Dean Rudy Ang and other school administrators also attended the meeting. Possible concessionaires and guidelines for the builiding were discussed.
Another meeting is to be convened soon to finalize discussions on the said matters.
ACP c/o Joanna Arellano, CSA Deputy
The Alternative Class Program was cancelled for this year. Because the previous ACP was left without post-evaluation by its core members who already graduated, planning for this year’s ACP seemed difficult to be pursued. The Sanggunian and members of the ACP team last year decided to postpone it for next year so as to improve the system with which ACP works.
The CSA Deputy Joanna Arellano was tasked to take care of this matter. She has found volunteers to help her look into the possible changes that could be made for a better ACP next year.

A meeting with the volunteers is set this week on Wednesday, August 30, 430 to 6pm in the Sanggu Room.
Prepared by: Camille Beatrice P. Cabreira, 3rd Year SOH CB Representative

Karen Angela R. Tiambeng | Secretary-General
Sanggunian ng mga Mag-aaral ng mga Paaralang Loyola ng Ateneo de Manila 2006-2007
0917-5220912 | 09064753474 | fishy_karenskie@yahoo.com

Ateneo Interdisciplinary Studies Department: "Mostly Mozart" Festival

The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, in cooperation with the
Office of the Dean of the School of Humanities and the Department of
Modern Languages, invites you to the last concert of the "Mostly Mozart"
festival, a vocal recital by soprano Joanna Go.

Date: September 4, 2006
Time: 4:30-6:00
Venue: Escaler Hall

Joanna Go graduated from the University of British Columbia and has
performed in various venues, including the Cultural Center of the
Philippines. Concert pianist Jonathan Coo accompanies her. Admission is

Thank you.

RSVP Nora (loc. 5341)

WATER BULLETIN - Wednesday, 30 August 2006


Wednesday, 30 August 2006

The Microbiology Laboratory of the Biology Department released the 29 August 2006 Bacteriological Analysis of Water Report. The report found:

“Eleven out of 36 samples collected from the different cisterns and overhead tanks of the Ateneo de Manila University campus in Katipunan and Rockwell, Makati do not conform with the Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water with regard to coliform bacteria.”

Contaminated sources include the following:

1. Common cistern (supplying water to LHS, LST, AIR, Garage, Sonolux, Cefam, CLCI, College Covered Courts, and Blue Eagle Gym)

2. Loyola Schools SEC cistern

3. Loyola Schools Mateo Ricci cistern

4. Loyola Schools SEC A overhead tank

5. Loyola Schools SEC B overhead tank

6. Loyola Schools SEC C overhead tank

7. Loyola Schools PLDT CTC overhead tank

8. Loyola Schools JGSOM overhead tank

9. High School MST cistern

10. ISO cistern

11. APS Salcedo cistern

Users of facilities above are advised to avoid drinking from tap water until the water sources have been cleaned and water samples have been re-tested and declared safe and potable. Contaminated cisterns and overhead tanks will be cleaned immediately.


Please email comments to uppa@admu.edu.ph

Water Bulletin of 30 August 2006 is also posted at http://www.admu.edu.ph/upp/advisory.htm