AJMA-AIMS Application Deadline Extended to November 6!

Application period extended to November 6, 2006 (Monday).

Application open to all Juniors and Seniors of AdMU, DLSU, UP, UST, and UA&P regardless of course.

Download a copy of the AIMS Information Brochure by clicking on both of the links below:



To apply, visit http://www.aims.ajmamachine.net

Paskong MEA Bazaar

Enercon Tips

All Ateneo de Manila Administrators, Faculty, Professionals and Staff as
well as Students can help the energy conservation effort by:

Screen savers do not save energy but giving your computer a nap does.

AEnable power management features so your computer monitor and hard drive
will go into a low power (blank screen) "sleep mode" when not actively in use.

Keep all computer equipment turned off unless in use -- especially at
night and on weekends.

Turn off your monitor when you go to lunch, to a meeting or when you
will be away from your workstation for an hour or more.

Turn off monitors on servers.
Enable power management features on printers or turn off printers when
not actively printing.

When purchasing computers and peripherals, buy low-wattage equipment
and be sure to enable power management features when setting up equipment. Buy
according to your need. Big screens use more energy than smaller ones.

Special note to computer lab operators: At the very minimum, power
management features should be enabled on all monitors in computer labs.
Sleeping monitors save energy as well as screens and will keep your lab
cooler. Also, when lab use is low (e.g. late hours, during breaks, or summer
semesters), it may be possible to provide full service to your users while
keeping the power turned off for some or many of the computers and monitors in
your lab. Experiment to see what is the minimum number of operating computers
actually needed.

Turn off unused or unneeded lights.
Use natural lighting instead of electric lighting whenever possible.
Try task lighting and reduce overhead lighting.
If you have a desk lamp, make sure it uses a fluorescent bulb.
Don't use table lamps unless illumination from the lamps is actually
Do not use halogen floor lamps in any campus building. These lamps are
waste energy and may pose a safety risk.

Dress appropriate to the weather and keep thermostats to achieve
23degrees centigrade for air-conditioned areas.

Close blinds, drapes and curtains to block direct sunlight. Direct
sunlight heats up the room and causes the air-conditioners to work double-time.

Use hot water sparingly.

Windows and Doors:
Keep windows and doors closed in air-conditioned areas.
Close vestibule doors when propped open.

Other Equipment:
Purchase only energy-efficient models.
Turn off all energy consuming office and research equipment when not in
use, e.g., monitors, UPS's, AVR's, printers, photocopiers, scanners, electric
fans, microwave ovens with clock/timer, strip switches, and other equipment
with pilot lights.
Unplug all equipment on weekends.
Maintain a cleaning schedule for air-conditioners. Ensure that filters
are always clean and not clogged with dust.
Defrost refrigerators regularly. Do not let ice build up in and around
freezer area.

Report Energy Waste:
Please help us by reporting instances of energy waste to the University
Physical Plant c/o Nhoy Almosera at local 4104.
Complain about energy waste or suggest energy savings measures/projects
by contacting Tomas L. Testa IV, at local 4138.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Cost Reduction & Service Improvement Committee (CORSICom)


Upcoming Courses at The Garage

Upcoming Courses at the Garage – video editing, motion graphics, advance digital imaging, digital imaging for photographers, web development, digital recording for music, office software, media and multimedia workshop for the religious
New and improved foundation classes!
foundation [foun-dey-shuhn] - the basis or groundwork of anything: the moral foundation of both society and religion.
pro.VIDEOS batch 2 - video editing with Adobe Premier

Be introduced to the world of digital video imaging and editing.

Facilitator: Brian Quesada
Class dates: November 6, 8, 13, 15
Time: 6pm-9pm
Class size: Max. of 12, min. 6
Class fee: P4,000
Running promo: P500 off per participant who will pay/enroll as a pair on or before Oct. 27, 2006!

pro.FX – motion graphics enhancements with Adobe AfterEffects

Actualize your imagination through compelling motion graphics with an infinite variety of visual effects, through the flexible and efficient Adobe After Effects.

*Pre-requisite of basic skills in Adobe Photoshop

Facilitator: To be announced
Class dates: November 7, 9, 14, 16
Time: 6pm-9pm
Class fee: P4,000
Running promo: P500 off per participant who will pay/enroll as a pair on or before Oct. 27, 2006!

Special workshops – Web Development and Advance Digital Imaging

Web Development's Ultimate Crash Course
A workshop that will empower its students with proper know-how with what, why and how the internet is running, then expanding the knowledge to application by hands-on creation of a website through the use of HTML, CSS and inevitably Macromedia Dreamweaver.

Facilitator: To be announced
Date: November 18, 25 and December 2
Time: 9pm-4pm
Class size: slots
Class fee: P5,900
Running promo: Pay on or before Nov. 6 2006 and receive a P500 off!
Advance Digital Imaging Workshops… Finally!
*Pre-requisite of basic skills in Adobe Photoshop; attendees of the basic course in the Garage are automatically eligible. Deadline for registration for workshops on Advance Digital Imaging on November 16, 2006 (Thursday)
Digital Imaging Studio Techniques – advance techniques with Adobe Photoshop
An advance class that builds on your existing knowledge of Digital Imaging using Photoshop and expands your list of creative techniques and become an innovator in today’s challenging design environment. Print professionals and photographers will benefit from the topics that will be discussed.
Facilitator: Mario Ramirez
Class dates: November 21, 23, 28, 30 and December 1
Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Class size: Only 10 slots available
Class fee: P5,000
Running promo: P500 off per participant who will pay/enroll as a pair on or before Nov. 13, 2006!

Digital Imaging for Photographers – post production with Adobe Photoshop

Use digital imaging with Photoshop to enhance your digital photos and scanned images. The procedures and techniques that you will learn will allow you to manage and improve your photos dramatically, empowering you as an artist – as a photographer.

Facilitator: Mario Ramirez
Class dates: November 20, 22, 27, 29 and December 4
Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Class size: Only 10 slots available
Class fee: P5,000
Running promo: P500 off per participant who will pay/enroll as a pair on or before Nov. 13, 2006!
Workshops to watch out for…
· Principles of SONO – digital recording for music with Robbie Grande (Jan 2007)
Understand the origins and principles behind different mediums of sound recording, from analog to the digital age with Robbie Grande. Experience digital sound recording with hands-on exercises and actual studio recording (in Jesuit Communications’ renowned SFX Studios – utilizing Digidesign ProTools HD 7, 192 I/O set-up) enabling you properly capture voice and instruments. With basic mixing, hopefully enabling you to open your ears and minds to limitless professional possibilities. A once in a lifetime workshop recommended for musicians and budding sound engineers.
· pro.OpenOPISINA Series (Jan 2007)
The pro.OpenOPISINA Series is a set of workshops intended to address the interest of many people in upgrading or gaining a “start” in their computer skills to be used for offices – from documents, to accounting sheets, to presentations – with OpenOffice, a free software that is an alternative to expensive licenses.
· The Garage and EAPI: Media and Pastoral Ministry Workshop 2007 (Apr-May 2007)
This month-long pastoral workshop provides participants with lectures and hands-on training from industry-known and technically proficient lecturers and facilitators on the use of media for their ministry and community. Designed specifically for pastoral ministers in the Church, it is a Media Education and Media Production workshop rolled into one.
Congratulations to the graduates of the following:
· pro.VIDEOS with Bryan Quesada on September 27, 2006 – Diana Clark, Sr. Bebs Susada CCV, Val Andales, Raul Tracey, Jess Cabunagan
· pro.IMAGE with Ryan Resurreccion on October 2, 2006 – Sr. Bebs Susada CCV, Val Andales, Edlyn Kalman, Annafel Roca, Isabel Villadolid, Suzette Villadolid, Michelle Sanchez, Voltaire Veneracion
· pro.DESIGN with Aman Santos on October 12, 2006 - Sr. Bebs Susada CCV, Val Andales, Edlyn Kalman, Gia Dumo, Gmelina Guiang, Guia Janson, Gwen de Vera, Au Sicat, Romelia Neri, Valerie Rivera
Some comments of the graduates on the workshops:

· “Excellent workshop. With the amount of time allotted, essential and basic principles of design were presented in a brief and concise manner.”
· “Interesting and practical. A no-frills course that gives you enough info to have a good grasp of the program.”
· “Great! Very helpful. I got plenty to get me started on doing video editing on my own. Good instructor.”

For inquiries please contact:

Ken G. Tan
Training Coordinator
The Garage

The Garage, Jesuit Communications Creative Technologies Center
The Garage Bldg., Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights , Quezon City , Philippines

T: (632) 4265971 to 72 loc. 221
M: +639177925823
F: (632) 4265970
E: ktan@admu.edu.ph, garagejct@yahoo.com

Department of Communication: The Garage, Jesuit Communications Building

Please be informed that the Department of Communication, together with the
Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo and the Center for
Communication Research and Training-MirLab, are holding temporary offices on
the ground floor of The Garage, Jesuit Communications Building from October 17
to November 11, 2006. The contact numbers are as follows:

Department of Communication and CCRT-MirLab
Tel: 426-6001 extension 5210
Telefax: 426-6133

Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo
Tel: 426-6001 extension 5215
Telefax: 926-3254


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UPPA Power Bulletin


Reason: Installation of 500 KVA Transformer at the MVP Center for Student Leadership
by our electrical contractor, AC Technical Services, Inc.

Date: Sunday, 29 October 2006
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 10: a.m

1. Social Science Bldg.
2. Dela Costa Hall 3
3. Faura Hall, PIPAC 4
4. Schmitt Hall, JGSOM
6. SEC A, B & C
7. Matteo Ricci Hall
8. Gonzaga Hall
9. Berchmans Hall
10. Kostka Hall
11. Xavier Hall
12. PABX and MIS Server Room
13. Bellarmine Hall
14. EAPI
15. Jesuit Residence
16. Church of the Gesu.

Date: Sunday, 29 October 2006
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

1. MVP Center for Student Leadership
2. Rizal Library


ACheS: Butts in the Bins Campaign

Please click the link to view our 3-minute video campaign rendition of the song "Drop it like it's hot!". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xLAgd5cjf4

AJMA presents the 12th AIMS

Application period ends on October 26, 2006.
Download a copy of the AIMS information brochure by clicking on both of the links below:
To apply, log on to http://www.aims.ajmamachine.net/

OPEN AUDITIONS for The Glass Menagerie


Tennessee Williams¢ The Glass Menagerie will grace the stage in January 2007. Laurice Guillen will return to the stage to portray Amanda and daughter Ina Feleo will play Laura. The roles of Tom and the Gentleman Caller are still open, and there will be auditions next week.
The auditions will be held on October 20-21, 4 to 7 o¢clock p.m. at the Function Room A, Gonzaga Building (Second Floor), Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University. Tom is in his late twenties or early thirties and the Gentleman Caller is around early to mid twenties. Auditionees are expected to read or recite from memory a monologue of his chosen character, and be prepared to read an exchange of lines with another character. It is preferred, but not required, that actors seeking the role of the Gentleman Caller can also dance. For more information, interested parties can contact the Stage Manager at 09228100495.

The Effect of Cigarette Butt Littering

The Effect of Cigarette Butt Littering
Littering has been a constant problem
Everyone is entitled to his right to smoke. Smoking may be unhealthy. Smoking may kill. However, it is one’s own choice to smoke or not. People may try to convince a person to stop smoking, but the only person who can stop him is himself. No one can absolutely stamp his will on another person, even if his will is for that person not to smoke.
Similarly, no smoker has any right to bring the ill-effects of smoking to others. I doubt there are smokers who would want his smoking to compromise the well-being of other people, especially non-smokers. However, many smokers forget that one of their actions compromises something else. Their littering of cigarette butts compromises the well-being of the future generations.
Unfortunately, many smokers do not dispose their cigarette butts properly. This is most evident in the SEC-A “smocket”, where the “garden” is now a wasteland pitted with butts everywhere. Due to the non-biodegradability of cigarette butts, these butts could even possibly outlive us. These butts could travel anywhere; they could contaminate our land, water and air. Because of the butts’ longevity, they not only compromise our health and environment, but also those of our children.
A smoker may not realize this when he drops a cigarette butt on the ground, but he is giving the future generations a problem they would not want and would not need. These future generations will experience the ill-effects to their health and environment due to an action done by a smoker today.
Smoking is a bad habit; we might as well be clean about it. Kindly throw your cigarette butts in their proper bins.

UPPA Security Bulletin, October 13, 2006

Friday, 13 October 2006

Undercover Lady Guard Marivic A Perdigon noticed ERNESTO TUYOR FERRER acting suspiciously inside the AMPC Cafeteria and inside Faura Hall. LG Perdigon called for assistance and had the suspect brought to the Security Office.

On investigation, the suspect admitted entering the campus twice and stealing from sleeping drivers in cars parked at the High School and Gonzaga carparks. He stole a Nokia 3310 and a Nokia 1100.

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Ernesto Tuyor Ferrer
29 years old, married and resident of 32 Commonwealth Avenue, Barangay Commonweal, Quezon City

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Found in the suspect’s possession were three driver’s licenses, a BPI ATM card and Banco de Oro cash card shown above. The owners are:

Driver’s license - Mr. Sanny Gambito Bernalez
Driver’s license - Mr. Nelson Dio Magay.
Driver’s license - Mr. Joany Vallejos Palado.
BPI ATM card - Mr. Jon Russel S. Escudero.
Banco de Oro Cash card - Ms. Jennylyn L. Yoto.
No charges could be filed against the suspect but he is banned on campus.

Abandoned Rabbits:
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Thursday, 12 October 2006 – three rabbits.

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Friday, 13 October 2006 – six rabbits

At 9:05 Wednesday night, 11 October security saw three rabbits at the diversion road (road parallel to Katipunan) parking area. Unattended, the rabbits were feeding on the grass. To prevent stray dogs and cats from killing them, the guards took them to the security office. They were turned over to the University Physical Plant for custody the following day.

At 8:12 of Thursday night, the guards again found three more rabbits in the same area. Security suspects that somebody is trying to get rid of prolific rabbit pets.

The owner is requested to claim the pet rabbits by Monday, 16 October otherwise the University Physical Plant will give them away for adoption.

Please email comments to uppa@admu.edu.ph
Security Bulletin of 13 October 2006 is also posted at http://www.admu.edu.ph/upp/advisory.htm

INTERSECT: The Call for Capacity Building for the Forgotten Lot

Oftentimes, fisherfolks and mining communities are a neglected lot. Their
concerns are rarely heard or even given importance. This quarter, Intersect,
the quarterly magazine of the Institute on Church and Social Issues, features
articles on how fisherfolk and mining communities can be listened to and how
their concerns can be addressed, in line with the call of CBCP’s declaration
of 2006 as the Year of Social Concerns.

One of these articles, titled “Building the Capacity of Fisherfolks,” written
by Gemma Rita Marin, features how a tripartite partnership was formed between
fisherfolk organizations, nongovernment organizations and local government
units. The partnership aims to work on resource tenure improvement,
environmental protection and management, capacity building and livelihood
development for the fisherfolks of Lamon Bay, Quezon. Another article written
by Cielito Goño, features the voices of mining communities through focus group
discussions held in Manicani Island in Eastern Samar.

For more information or for your copies, call us at 426-6001 to 30 local 4665
or e-mail us at intersec@admu.edu.ph. You can also drop by our office at the
2/F Mayo Hall, Social Development Complex, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola
Heights, Quezon City. Copies are sold at P80 each. Look for Chayie or Didith.
Email: fdayrit@ateneo.edu

School of Social Science and Engineering Departments: Centers of Excellence and of Development

The School of Science and Engineering is pleased to announce the
designation of the following departments as Centers of Excellence and
Centers of Development for the period 2006-2011. These COEs and CODs were
recommended by the Technical Panel for Science and Mathematics.

Center of Excellence:
Department of Chemistry
Department of Mathematics
Department of Physics

Center of Development:
Department of Biology
Department of Environmental Science

The awarding ceremonies were held last October 6, 2006, at the Legend
Villas, Mandaluyong City.

Congratulations to all!!!

Dr. Fabian M. Dayrit
Dean, School of Science & Engineering
Professor, Department of Chemistry
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights
1108 Quezon City, Philippines

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 154, Manila Central Post Office
0917 Manila, Philippines

Tel: (632) 426-6001 ext 5600
Fax: (632) 426-5985

Situational Nihongo: Japanese Language according to your needs

Schedule: Every Saturday, 2:00 to 5:00 PM (January 6, 2007 - April 14, 2007)
Place : Ateneo de Manila University Loyola Heights campus
Instructor: Mr. Richard Feliciano

Special features:

Phrases and vocabulary tailored to the needs or situations of the students
Small class size (We will try our best not to go beyond 10 persons)
Japanese Studies Program, Ateneo de Manila University Certificate of
Completion without the need of going through usual registration Procedure
10% discount for Ateneo de Manila alumni, faculty, and staff


1. Conversational Japanese
2. Japanese writing system: hiragana, katakana, and kanji
3. Reading Japanese

Recommended for:

1. Beginners
2. Those who have taken up basic Nihongo but want to review
3. Working people who cannot come to class on weekdays
4. College students who are busy with their classes on weekdays

Fees: (Non-refundable)
Early bird fee (payable until December 9, 2006) - P5,000.00
Regular fee (payable from December 11-21, 2006) - P6,000.00

For inquiries, please call Marian (426-6001 local 5248) or e-mail

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

TASK FORCE NOAH for victims of Typhoon Milenyo and Guimaras Oil Spill

Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan (SLB)
ADMU Disaster Response and Management (DREAM) Team

for victims of Typhoon Milenyo and Guimaras Oil Spill


· Last August 11, 2006, Solar I tanker chartered by Petron to transport 2 million liters of oil sank somewhere in Guimaras Straight.

· The worst oil spill in the country’s history damaged:

o 220 kilometers of shoreline
o more than 1000 hectares of mangroves in the area, and damaging seaweed plantations, coral reefs, marine reserves and
rich fishing grounds. The area is known to be home to the dugong and Philippine turtles.
o life and livelihood of over 10,000 people in the island causing the following sickness:
§ respiratory diseases
§ dermatitis
§ vomiting, dizziness and headache

· Leak continues and it will take years to rehabilitate Guimaras.

Given these, SLB and ADMU Dream Team will conduct relief and clean-up operations, medical mission in partnership with volunteer medical staff from St. Luke’s, futher social investigations and advocacies with environmentalists.

Primary targets are heavily affected barangays and areas not normally reached by relief operations.

Financial assistance is highly encouraged to facilitate purchase of relief goods from Iloilo. Some funds will also aid the other programs.


Partner communities of the ADMU Office for Social Concern and Involvement (OSCI) are currently flooded. Some houses were wrecked and livelihood has become nil for several families. People are appealing for help in the form of rice, canned goods, noodles and medicines.

We already advanced badly needed food to Barangays Malaban and Caingin in cooperation with Kapisanan ng mga Maliliit na Mangingisda ng Cavite, Laguna at Rizal (CALARIZ).



Needed: Rice, Canned Goods, Noodles and Medicines.
Medicine types :
- Loperamide
- Paracetamol
- Mefenamic Acid

Drop-in Center :
Office of Social Concerns and Involvement (OSCI)
Manny V. Pangilinan (MVP) Student Leadership Center
Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights , Quezon City
Time: Office Hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact Persons: Ms. Ann Manapat (Director)
Mr. Bob Pamisa
Telephone Number: 426-6001 locals 5090/5091


a)Direct Deposits may be made through any BPI Branch nationwide:

(Loyola-Katipunan Branch)
Peso Checking Account Number 3081-1111-61
Dollar Checking Account Number 3084-0420-12

For proper acknowledgment:
- Please fax a copy of the validated deposit slip to SLB through telefax 426-5968
- Kindly indicate contact information: Name, Address, Email, Mobile
Those who wish to remain anonymous may skip this procedure.

b) You may also present your cash and check donations to:

Loyola House of Studies
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights , Quezon City
Time: 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Official Receipts will be immediately issued to you by the Lobby Porter

3) INDICATIONS for either Milenyo or Guimaras or both

Please indicate if you wish to dedicate your donations either for Milenyo or Guimaras only. Otherwise, we trust that you will leave it to the university-wide committee that has been formed in cooperation with SLB to manage the allocation based on reports from partner institutions.

Should there be any concerns, please contact any of the following:

Scholastic Mark Lopez, SJ
Telephone Number 426-6101
Email: mrklpz@gmail.com

Ms. Marjorie Tejada
Telephone Number 426-6101 local 3440
Telefax 426-5968
Email: slb@slb.ph

10-20 - Funds and Good solicitation
22-28 – Relief, Clean up, Med Mission, Social Investigation
Guimaras Advocacy

UPPA Situation Report as of October 9, 2006


Monday, 9 October 2006

FOOTBRIDGE UPDATE: The footbridge will be completed and used by next week provided the overhead high tension cable and the TV/telephone wires on the footbridge slab are relocated.

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Left: Footbridge with concrete slab viewed from the east towards the west end.

Middle: TV and telephone wires on the slab at the west end of the footbridge that need to be relocated. The cables can trip pedestrians and cause accidents.

Right: The close proximity of the high tension cables to the footbridge poses risks to pedestrians. Meralco has been requested to raise the cables to a safer elevation.

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Left: Stairs on the Ateneo side towards Miriam College.

Middle: Stairs on the Ateneo side towards Ateneo’s University Road.

Right: Stairs on the west side of the footbridge on Barangay Loyola Heights property. Yellow arrow points to the structure blocking the stairs landing.

Part of the contractor’s scope of work is to develop the site of the landing on the Ateneo side. The area around the stairs and landing will be concreted. The footbridge will be used by the public. Another fence will be put up to restrict entry to the Ateneo.

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The blue line in the picture indicates the existing Ateneo fence that will be retained. The orange line shows where the new fence will be put up to prevent unauthorized entry on campus. The yellow arrow on the left shows the location of the new pedestrian gate that will be constructed for Ateneo’s use. The yellow arrow on the right shows the pedestrian gate for use of the Miriam College community and the public. Concreting work and installation of the additional fence should start late this week.

Ateneo will share in the cost of lighting the footbridge. A guard will be posted on the Ateneo side of the footbridge.

SECURITY: At 1:40 a.m. last Friday, 6 October the roving guard at Quad 1 heard what seemed to be an explosion at the west end of Gonzaga Hall. On inspection, the guard found LPG gas leaking inside the storage room. SG Joseph S Banhao sounded the alarm. Fire extinguishers were brought to the area. The leaking stopped at 2:40 a.m. The storage room was opened at 5:25 a.m. The hose of one of the three LPG tanks got detached as shown in the pictures below:

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Left: Arrow points to LPG tank storage room of the canteen on the 2nd floor of Gonzaga Hall that leaked early morning of Friday, 6 October.

Middle: Upper arrow points to the detached hose. Lower arrow points to frosted sections of the tanks.

Right: Close-up of detached hose without a safety device.

On the same day, University Safety Officer Engr. J. F. Almosera inspected all LPG tanks of cafeterias of school units on campus. He found only one cafeteria using safety devices for LPG tanks on campus. The use of safety devices (shown below) is a requirement of the Fire Department and also mandated by a Quezon City Ordinance before a business permit is issued.

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Left: A safety device installed in an LPG tank.

Middle: Close-up of a safety device.

Right: LPG tanks with safety devices.

Losses on campus: Campus security and maintenance personnel continue to find laptops, cellular phones and bags in classrooms and benches. In August, there were 12 reported cases of lost personal belongings but 23 items were returned to owners. In September, there were only eight reported losses but 26 items were returned by security. Negligence remains a problem. Many are not even aware that they have lost their laptops and cellular phones.

TRAFFIC: Eighty-eight accidents occurred on campus since classes started in June up to 6 October. On Katipunan, at least 38 accidents were recorded by security for the same period. Most of the accidents on and off-campus occurred in September.

The latest accident on Katipunan occurred last Friday afternoon, 6 October when a car sideswiped a school bus after both made a U-turn near Gate 2.5. Except for a High School faculty who was slightly injured, students in the school bus were unharmed.

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Earthquake Drill: Loyola Schools successfully conducted an earthquake drill last Wednesday, 4 October 2006. Pictures below show students taking shelter under tables and shortly after proceeding to designated evacuation areas.

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GROUNDS: Clearing of fallen trees is ongoing. The pile of cut trees and branches (shown below) is beyond the capacity of the newly excavated compost pit. To help dispose of these, carvers and bakers will be given access after clearing with the University Physical Plant office.

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Please email comments to uppa@admu.edu.ph

Situation Report 9 October 2006 is also posted at http://www.admu.edu.ph/upp/advisory.htm

Chinatown Tour with Carlos Celdran

Ateneo Lingua Ars Cultura
offers you a

Chinatown Tour

with Carlos Celdran
on October 26, 2006 (Thursday)
2:00 - 5:00pm

(image: http://irainquimboy.multiply.com/photos/photo/18/4 )

Rediscover Chinatown! Let's take an afternoon stroll and rediscover the charms of one of Manila's oldest districts. We'll ride a horse drawn coach and check out much of its remaining 19th century architecture. The tour will be capped by a visit to a Buddhist temple and a traditional chinese pastry shop.

We start at Binondo Church. Walk down Ongpin. Visit a market alley, Chinese bakery, feng shui shop, and a Buddhist Temple. Visit Carriedo Fountain and Santa Cruz Church.Then hit Rizal Avenue and walk down Carriedo to the herbalists at the Quiapo Church.

You can choose to walk back or spend an extra Php40.00 for a sidecar orPhp50.00 for a calesa to go back to Binondo Church.

Tour fee is 250Php inclusive of transportation to
Chinatown and back to AdMU.

Sign-up sheet and waiver form are at MVP 207. For inquiries, you may text 0918 - 5231711.

Thank You to the Athletes from the SOH Community

Thank You.

No other words can express the gratitude that we, the SOH community, feel towards our graduating players from the Ateneo Blue Eagles namely JC Intal (V AB IS), Macky Escalona (V AB IS), and Doug Kramer (V AB IS).

This season, you showed us what it meant to play with passion. Win or lose, you three, along with the entire team and the coaching staff, inspired us with the heart that you brought to the game.

More than anything, we want to thank all the athletes who train and sacrifice not for personal glory, but for the school and the community they represent. Thank you and congratulations to the Lady Eagles, to MVP Cassie Tioseco (IV AB IS) and fellow mythical five AJ Barracoso (3 AB DS), and to the following varsity teams who are done with their season in UAAP namely: the Swimming team, the Judo team, the Taekwondo team, and the Chess team.

More power to Team Ateneo and goodluck to all the other teams in this coming 2nd Semester!

The Sanggunian SOH School Board
and the
SOH Community


Second Semester, SY 2006-07
Thursday, 6:00-9:00, CTC 202
Pre-requisite: None

Course Description

The course provides students an understanding of the principles of innovation
as applied to business enterprises, drawing from the insights of or the lessons
learned by European entrepreneurs, scholars, and professionals. Good practices
on innovation and entrepreneurship, as practiced by European small and medium
enterprises (SMEs), will be given particular emphasis.

In a world of increasing competition, globalization and fast-paced
technological progress, the elements that drive institutions and individuals to
excel in their performance and remain competitive in the marketplace are now
drawn largely from their capability to continuously innovate on systems,
products, services and/or processes. A culture of innovation coupled with
entrepreneurial character should permeate every sector of society that responds
to a new world economic order where information and knowledge are increasingly
the dominant forces. Effective application of disciplines in the areas of
technology management, research and development, technopreneurship
characterizes the performance of an excellent firm.

Thus, the students will be given an appreciation on how these disciplines can
be contextualized to suit Philippine business conditions. An inquiry into how
corporate Europe did overcome its erstwhile lethargic character through the
introduction of innovation systems, strategies and policies will be conducted.
Finally, knowledge management both as a discipline and a strong determinant to
the innovation process will be threshed out.

About the teacher

Mr. Atanacio A. Panahon II has a solid experience in European business. He
worked for an Austrian trade bank for 8 years and associated with Hydrotechnik
GmbH (Austria), Deutsche Telepost Consulting Gmbh (Germany) and Aerospatiale
(France) as Director/ Agent. Mr. Panahon is the President of InterActive
Financial Services Inc., an LGU finance specialist, He holds an MBA degree from
the Ateneo Gradute School of Business and Master of Technology Management (MTM)
at the University of the Philippines, specializing on innovation policy.

Schedule of Student Activities for the Month of October

Schedule of Student Activities for the Month of October 2006

SPEED: SPEED Halloween Party 21-Oct-06 Cervini Rec Room
CELADON: Sportfest 23-Oct-06 Greenhills West
KAINGIN: Area Mass 1-Oct-06 Kaingin Dos, Quezon City & Marikina Heights, Marikina City
AMS: AgiMath Review Sessions - Your Certified F-Shield 6-Oct-06 CTC Classrooms
SANGGU: Sample Central Oct. 9-20 Photocoy stands at Kostka Extension, 1st & 2nd Flr. Library, SOM, Faura
ACTM: Around the World this Halloween - The ACTM Halo-halloween 2006 24-Oct-06 CTC-SOM Garden and Classrooms
ADS: Powermatch 10/6/2006 (make up for Sept. 29) TBA
ACOMM: Who Gives a Shirt? T-Shirt Design Contest 20-Oct-06 Communication Studio
COMPSAT: Fastest Greek 2006 23-Oct-06 CTC 313
ACLC: 5 Day Ignatian Silent Retreat Oct. 22-28 Mother Francisca Center for Spirituality, San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan
MUSMOS: Retreat Oct. 23-24 Cenacle Retreat House, Loyola Heights, Q.C.
ATSCA: Silent Retreat Oct. 23-26 St. Charles Borromeo Retreat House, Tagaytay
DSWS: Garage Sale 28-Oct-06 TBA
LM: Induction Climb Oct. 23-29 Mt. Pulag/Mt. Ugu, Batangas
ALAC: Chinatown Tour with Carlos Celdran 26-Oct-06 Chinatown
ESS: Earth Camp Oct. 28-30 La Mesa Eco Park
BLUEREP: Hope for the Flowers Oct.5-6 (make up for Sept.28-29 show dates) Rizal Mini Theatre
COA EB: Midyear Evaluation Seminar Oct. 22-23 Alberione, Antipolo City
LEAD 6: Self-Awareness Workshop Oct. 22-24 Caliraya, Laguna
LEAD 5: Immersion Oct. 22-26 To be finalized
MEA: Leadership Enhancement and Development Seminar (LEADS) Oct. 23-25 Alpadi Resort, Antipolo City
NSOD 3: Workshop Oct. 23-25 Villa Lorenza Resort, Pililia, Rizal
ALEX: Stop.Start.Continue. Evaluation and Planning Seminar Oct.23-25 Coco Beach Resort, Puerto Galera
MECO: Leadership Training Seminar Oct. 25-26 Tagaytay
STRAINS: Evaluation Seminar Oct. 25-28 Caliraya, Laguna
COA: Midyear Evaluation Seminar Oct. 29-31 Lagenda Hotel, Subic, Zambales
ACTM: The Ateneo ACTM E-Newsletter Oct. 4 onwards N/A

OAS Updates on the Drinking Fountains

Sanggu has recently talked with Mrs. Lourdes Sumpaico of the OAS to get to know more about what happened with the drinking fountains. It has been found through a UP test that bacterial contamination of the water was partly due to the unclean spouts that might have been contaminated due to unsanitary use of the populace. Possible reasons raised were unhygienic gargling and spitting in the drinking fountain, washing of hands and accumulation of other external pollutants (some leaves occasionally fall on the Faura drinking fountain).

To minimize the possibility of contamination, Mrs. Sumpaico advices students to use containers or mugs instead of drinking directly from the spout of the machine and to use the drinking fountains only for drinking purposes.

On a similar note, in addition to the standard filters, Mrs. Sumpaico is planning to fit all drinking fountains with ultra-violet mechanisms to kill any other bacteria that might be left after the water has been filtered. She maintains, though, that water coming out of the filter is already potable, and the ultra-violet mechanism is only there to ensure that there are no bacteria left in the water. In other words, people could still safely drink the water from the fountains without the ultra-violet mechanism as an added feature.

DSWS Advisory Re: Overdue Items

The following still have unsettled accounts with DSWS. They are advised to settle their accounts BEFORE OCTOBER 13, 2006 (Friday). Unsettled accounts will be merited with HOLD ORDERS for the second semester.
Surname ID Number Item Loaned Date Due
Amorado 040172 C4 19-Sep
Asuncion 060248 C26 21-Jul
Baquiran 060334 C26 14-Sep
Cipriano 050781 Bib 01 25-Sep
Canlas 050559 Bib 05 5-Sep
Ceguerra 060669 U33 5-Sep
Ching 060735 C29 29-Aug
De Leon 064256 U1 27-Sep
Drilon 063967 C20 4-Jul
Dy 031009 C24 7-Sep
Docena 030962 Bib 17 11-Sep
Elepano 061263 U243 28-Sep
Eduardo 043591 U29 26-Sep
Escalante 031035 Bib 21 15-Sep
Gonzales 051517 DS013 28-Sep
Guingunao 041565 Bib 09 3-Jul
Gatuslao 051444 U38 15-Aug
Go 061563 U5 26-Sep
Lim 041922 U35 27-Sep
Laxaman 061929 U19 18-Jul
Martinez 031956 C25 5-Oct
Miranda 052260 U3 26-Sep
Medina 052199 C13-05 21-Sep
Montenegro 032058 DS011 28-Sep
Montalbo 052279 U39 11-Sep
Ople 062553 C5 20-Sep
Peralta 042511 U25 14-Jul
Ponio 052631 U38 5-Sep
Ramizo 062839 U24 25-Sep
Santiago 052958 Bib 19 13-Sep
Samaco 063074 DS 02 7-Sep
Sotto 053114 Bib 12 22-Jul
Tancongco 053274 U18, U22 8/24, 8/28
Ty 053426 C9 31-Aug
Unite 033081 DS 014 28-Sep
Vanila 053499 U20 8-Sep
Velasco 033148 C1 4-Oct

Note: Each day the item is not returned beyond the due date is penalized with a P5 fine. (Excludes national or school holidays, class suspensions, Saturdays, and Sundays.)

Lost items should have been reported at once. Corresponding replacement fines for each type of overdue item apply. These fines serve as funds to purchase replacements, inclusive of a disciplinary fine for losing DSWS property.
Calculator (Item code: C#)
Umbrella (Item code: U## or DS0##)
Bible (Item code: Bib ##)
To settle your accounts please come to the DSWS office starting Monday, 9 October 2006 or call 426-6001 local 5058 during office hours
Please be guided accordingly. Thank you.

STAND UP! Against Poverty

Six years ago, 189 world leaders sat down and agreed to end poverty and achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. On October 15&16, people across the world will stand up to remind them of this promise.

Join us as we set the Guinness World Record for the most people standing up against poverty. Together we can end extreme poverty.

STAND UP is part of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty month of mobilization around the International Day of Poverty Eradication.

Launched by the United Nations Millennium Campaign, STAND UP is an exciting challenge to set an official Guinness World Record for the greatest number of people ever to Stand Up Against Poverty and for the Millennium Development Goals.

On October 15&16, the world will come together and Stand Up and remind their governments that promises to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and help the billions living in extreme poverty, must be kept.

The purpose of the action is to raise awareness of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to publicly demonstrate to policy makers the growing global support for the eradication of poverty.
STAND UP is an initiative designed to coincide with Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) month of global mobilizations www.whiteband. org around the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty We need everyone to take part to ensure governments listen and take action.
Find out more... http://www.standaga instpoverty. org/


A Time to Build

In this year of social concerns as declared by the Catholic Bishop’s
Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), we are reminded of our responsibility to
build a better world and to build a civilization of love.

This quarter, Intersect, the quarterly magazine of the Institute on Church and
Social Issues, shows us how to heed this call by the CBCP. Featured are
articles on building the capacity of fisherfolks in Orion, Bataan and the
empowerment of mining communities in Samar. Other articles on building
community through peace initiatives and restorative justice, the value of
solidarity in societies and fighting corruption also show us concrete examples
of building character through people’s faith and virtue.

Like you, we want to be part of building a better future for the future
generations of Filipinos. Read the Intersect now and find out how you can make
a difference. Call us at 426-6001 to 30 local 4665 or e-mail us at
intersec@admu.edu.ph. You can also drop by our office at the 2/F Mayo Hall,
Social Development Complex, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights,
Quezon City. Look for Chayie or Didith.

Resistance, the Struggle for Representation: Who Portrays Whom?

Department of Communication
School of Social Sciences,
Loyola Schools
Ateneo de Manila University

Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila
University (ACFJ)

invites you to

The struggle for representation: who portrays whom?

A forum with

Shahidul Alam, PhD
Scientist, Photographer, Social Activist

Tuesday, 10 October 2006, 430pm
Social Sciences Audio-Visual Room

Dr Shahidul Alam will talk about how photographers in the South could
gainterritory in global media. Dr Alam obtained the PhD and taught
chemistry in London, started photography in 1980, and has since then
lectured and published widely on photography, new media and education.
His works have been shown in galleries such as the Museums of Modern Art
in New York, Oxford and Gunma, the Photographer's Gallery in London, the
George Pompidou Centre in Paris and the Museum of Contemporary Arts in
Tehran. In 2000 he founded Chobi Mela, the first festival of photography
in Asia. Dr Alam has been jury member of numerous international
photographic competitions, including the World Press Photo and is an
honorary fellow of the Royal Photographic Society. He is based in Dhaka,

Ateneo-RCT Badminton Academy

To the Ateneo community,

This is to inform our students, parents, and the community that the
Ateneo-RCT Badminton Academy will be starting its 2nd Module. Due to the
good response from the 1st module, the RCT team will open additional
classes. To provide ample attention to each student, we are limiting
enrollment to 8 students per court for a total of 40 students per time
slot. Registration will be closed after the maximum number of students
is reached.

2nd Module schedules and other pertinent information are as follows:

Venue: Moro Lorenzo Sports Complex Badminton Courts
Fee/Module P4,000.00
No.of Sessions 8
Days Saturdays
Dates October 14,21,28
November 4,11,18,25
December 2
Time 8:30-10:30am

Please call the University Athletics Office at 426-5966 or 426-6001 local
4181 for further inquiries. Please make checks payable to Ateneo de
Manila University.

Thank you very much.

Richard N. Palou
Director for Varsity Sports Development

8ICFC Results

We are pleased to announce that the Ateneo JGSOM team to the 8thInter-Collegiate Finance Competition (8ICFC) held last 26 September 2006and organized by the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines(FINEX-Phils) garnered 2nd place over-all.The members of the Ateneo JGSOM team are:Ryan Jerome Chua (IV-BSME)Mark Denison Villanueva (IV-BSME)Charles Anthony Chua (IV-BS Mgt-H)Sally Jane Ang (IV-BS Mgt-H)Anton Brion Bautista (III-BSME)The coaches are JGSOM faculty Dr. Darwin Yu (head coach), Mr. DennisSandoval, Mr. Ricky Pilar, and Ms. Joan Chua.The 8ICFC is a national event wherein 71 schools competed during theelimination round. The top 20 schools advanced to the final round.Unlike in previous ICFCs, only six schools from Metro Manila made it tothe final round this year. UP-Diliman finished 1st place. Ateneo JGSOMhosted the final round, which was held at Escaler Hall.

UPPA Situation Report as of October 2, 2006

Monday, 2 October 2006

‘MILENYO’ DAMAGE REPORT The typhoon uprooted over a hundred trees in the Loyola Heights campus. The extent of damage is partially shown below:

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University Physical Plant (UPP) personnel removed streamers on campus before 11:00 a.m. Clearing operation was started at 1:00 p.m. and all roads on campus were cleared of fallen trees and were passable by 6:00 p.m.

Damage to Loyola Heights’ facilities was minimal except for an overhead high tension cable in the Barangka grid that was cut by a fallen branch. This caused a brush fire when power was restored, but the fire was immediately put out by security.

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University Physical Plant personnel reconnecting the Barangka grid high tension cables Friday morning, 29 September.

Damage to the Ateneo Professional Schools (APS) facilities in Rockwell was more extensive. The whole glass panel at the octagonal entrance was blown away at the height of the typhoon. The window panel of the office of the School of Law Dean was also detached and was in danger of falling on the octagonal entrance below.

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Left: Detached office window panel indicated by the yellow arrow.
Right: Missing glass panel above the octagonal entrance of APS-Rockwell.

Several sunshades were also detached as shown in the following pictures, posing a danger to pedestrians and vehicles below. UPP personnel did emergency repairs over the weekend to prevent accidents. A contractor has already assessed the extent of the damage and will start repair work on Monday, 2 October.

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The Loyola Heights campus is fortunate to have the bulk of power lines underground and avoided damage from fallen trees and branches. Power was restored as follows:

Loyola Heights campus: Katipunan grid – 11:45 pm Thursday 28 Sept
Balara grid – 11:45 p.m. Thursday 28 Sept
Barangka grid – 8:55:00 a.m. Friday 29 Sept

Rockwell campus: 10:10 p.m. Thursday, 28 Sept
Salcedo campus: 8:26 a.m. Saturday, 30 Sept

The PABX telephone system and Internet were kept online by the back-up power generators.

SECURITY: A RIFA referee visited the Blue Eagle Gym last Sunday, 1 October to see a friend and take a shower. After taking a shower, he broke into the stockroom of University Athletics (UA) and stole six pieces new uniform T-shirts, two bags of a power drink, and a case of canned soft drinks. A UA personnel went to the stockroom and caught the referee in the act of stealing these items.

The suspect escaped while being taken to the security office for investigation. The UA personnel gave chase but the suspect made good his escape. The suspect must have forgotten that he left a scooter and his bag in the gym. Realizing this, he sent a friend to get his things but security demanded that he personally come to recover his things.

The guards apprehended the RIFA referee Rodrigo Gabriel Yambao and brought him to Precinct 9 for filing of charges. The suspect and his friend, Eduardo R. Refuerzo are banned on campus.

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RIFA referee Rodrigo Gabriel Yambao, 29 years old resident of 227 Quezon St., Tondo, Manila caught in the act of stealing T-shirts, sports drink and a case of soft drinks in can.

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Eduardo R. Refuerzo, another RIFA referee, 34 years old resident of 95 Laurel St., Brgy 120, Zone 9, Tondo Manila attempted to recover the scooter and things of Rodrigo G. Yambao after the suspect bolted from the UA personnel taking him to the security office.

Security is holding on to the scooter after noting that the registration papers of the scooter are not under the name of Rodrigo G. Yambao. The license plates on the scooter also differ from what is in the photocopy of the LTO Official Receipt found in the bag of R. G. Yambao. Campus security will verify the ownership of the scooter with LTO to make sure that it has not been stolen.

TRAFFIC: A speeding pick-up smashed into an SUV making a U-Turn in front of Miriam College at 4:45 a.m. last Sunday, 1 October. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries. The damaged vehicles are shown below:

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The community is once again reminded to take precautions when driving along Katipunan.


Please email comments to http://aa.f387.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=uppa@admu.edu.ph
Situation Report 2 October 2006 is also posted at http://www.admu.edu.ph/upp/advisory.htm

AMA M-vation: Rulina postponed

Greetings! The Ateneo Management Association would like to inform everyone that we are postponing M-Vation (Music Innovation): Rulina – Rock Concert Re-defined originally set on the 30th of September 2006.

We are moving the event to the 2nd Semester, also to make way for the 2 week moratorium on org - related activities by the school beginning October 2, 2006, as well as to give way for the upcoming exam week. The specific date is yet to be determined but it is slated to be on the 18th of November 2006. Please watch out for further announcements.

Regarding the purchased tickets, they will still be honored on the new event day itself. Just present them upon entry.

We are postponing the event to ensure that we will provide you all with a concert that is truly to be remembered and will re-define the face of rock music.

Thank you all for your kind considerations. We look forward to providing you with a truly re-defined rock concert next semester!

Confucius Institute Launching

The community is invited to the launching of the

at the
Ateneo de Manila University
Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies
(see description of Institute below)

6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 3 October 2006
Escaler Hall, Science Education Complex

The government of the People’s Republic of China, through the Ministry of Education’s Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban), has established Confucius Institutes around the world for the promotion of Chinese language and culture.

The Confucius Institute at the Ateneo de Manila University Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies aims to promote Chinese language and culture in mainstream Philippine society by focusing on the training of Mandarin-language teachers for higher education institutions throughout the Philippines.

As a nonprofit institute, it will also organize Mandarin-language courses at low cost in various parts of Metro Manila, as well as activities to promote Chinese culture.

AWIT: The First Ateneo Chamber Singers European Tour

The story of the Ateneo Chamber Singers must be familiar to many people by now: from 2000 to 2001, alumni and graduating members of the Ateneo College Glee Club embarked on two ambitious European tours, sweeping top prizes in major choral competitions and singing to enraptured judges and audiences in Germany, France and Spain. Upon returning to the Philippines, the group sought an opportunity to sustain the musical and personal friendship they had created during the tour. With the blessing of Dr. Joel Navarro, ACGC principal conductor, they formed the ACS in 2002. Renowned choral music expert Jonathan Velasco, who served as the choir's guest conductor on their European tours, took the helm as musical director.

The past four years have been fruitful ones for the young choir, which have thus far produced two albums, a successful US tour, numerous concerts, collaborations with the country's finest orchestras and choirs, and innovative projects such as the Advent concert series at the Church of the Gesù and a choral composition competition. Their unique specialization in sacred choral music has opened a richly eclectic repertoire to Philippine audiences, one that ranges from Western to Asian, classical to pop to postmodern, American gospels to ethnic-inspired psalms.

Having established themselves as a formidable presence in the country's musical landscape, the ACS are now gearing themselves for the next big step: making their mark abroad with Awit: The First ACS European Tour. The tour, which will run from October 20 to November 15 this year, will see the ACS representing the Philippines in two important choral events in Saint-Lô, France and Tolosa, Spain. They will also be staging concerts in Paris and in Spain’s Basque Region.

The first leg of Awit will take the ACS to Saint-Lô in the La Manche and Basse-Normandie regions in France to perform in Polyfollia, a biennial international choral festival. With its aim of enriching the global choral music scene, Polyfollia brings together music promoters and some of the world's best and most promising choirs in a 5-day series of concerts, workshops and festivities. The ACS is one of only three Asian groups invited to this event and will be performing to major concert organizers and to choral music lovers from all over the world.

The second half of the European tour will bring the group to the Basque region of Spain to compete in the prestigious 38th Tolosa Choral Contest. Tolosa is a well-known venue for showcasing new and groundbreaking approaches to choral music and performance. Winners of the contest also go on to qualify for the prestigious European Grand Prix, also known as the "Olympics of the choral world." The ACS is one of the most highly anticipated performers this year, as Tolosa audiences still remember the group's victories in 2000 as the ACGC.

Awit will be followed by a trip to Singapore in the first week of December in a major event celebrating the International Day of Choral Singing (December 10). The ACS have been invited to perform with two other award-winning choirs, the SYC Ensemble Singers (Singapore) and the Vox Gaudiosa (Japan) directed by Jennifer Tham and Ko Matsushita respectively, at the Esplanade Hall for a concert showcasing their Filipino and Asian repertoire.

The women and men of ACS are currently training hard for the tour, practicing ten hours a week in addition to juggling day jobs, families, and other individual commitments. They are also faced with the daunting task of raising funds for their lodging and traveling expenses abroad. Though it's a colossal project that promises little by way of monetary or even professional rewards, the members of ACS are unflagging in their enthusiasm and steadfast in their commitment as musicians, Ateneans and Filipinos.

Beyond the thrill of seeing the world, winning awards and gaining recognition, it's the rare opportunity to share their faith through music that inspires the ACS' spirit of magis.

Send-off concert schedules (ADMISSION IS FREE!):

6 October, Friday, University Church of the Gesu, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Road, Loyola Heights, Quezon City (Mass-6pm; Concert Proper-8pm)

8 October, Sunday, Union Church of Manila, Rada corner Legazpi Streets, Legaspi Village, Makati City (630pm)

Any form of support for ACS’ projects, monetary or otherwise, would be greatly appreciated. Contact their manager, Mimi Agbay, at 0917-8933379 or through chamber_singers@atenista.net or mimiagbay@hotmail.com and visit http://www.ateneochambersingers.com for more details.

UPPA Situation Report


Monday, 25 September 2006

WATER: Review of the problematic HS MST cistern is ongoing. In the meantime, the High School community is advised not to drink tap water.

PEDESTRIAN FOOTBRIDGE UPDATE: Work on the footbridge is proceeding but is behind schedule. Based on the schedule provided to Ateneo, the footbridge should be completed by 26 September. Given the problems, the footbridge may not be ready for use till first half of October. What has been done is shown below:

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LEFT: Stairs with railings already installed. Note shanty at the landing of the stairs that needs to be removed.

MIDDLE: A serious problem of the contractor is the relocation of the telephone lines that has not been acted on by the utility companies concerned. Arrows point to stalls that needs to be cleared so pedestrians can move about freely.

RIGHT: Steel decking for the floor slabs have been partially installed.

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The contractor put up the Quezon City’s Gawad Kalinga project streamer. When the footbridge is completed, we will request Quezon City not to allow advertisements to be installed in the footbridge.

TRAFFIC: The car of an Ateneo college student was sideswiped along Katipunan by a speeding SUV at 4:00 a.m., Sunday 24 September. The student had just made a U-turn and was on the innermost northbound lane when hit by northbound SUV. The student’s car hit the center island, resulting in a flat tire (left front wheel). Despite the impact on the vehicle, the student suffered no injuries.

The speeding SUV smashed into the pink center island wire barrier, cutting down two Nimm trees, before crossing to the southbound lane. The SUV dashed back to the flyover after failing to return to the northbound lane. The guards were not able to take the license plate of the SUV. The student was accompanied by Ateneo guards to Camp Karingal to report the hit-and-run incident to the police.

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Pictures show the damaged pink fence, downed Nimm trees and the damage to the student’s car.

SECURITY: The bag shown below was found by the Blue Eagle Gym personnel inside the female toilet at 8:30 a.m. last Saturday, 16 September. The owner, Ms. Nadeth Allecer Baritua has not claimed the bag. Ms. Baritua has no telephone number in her ID and could not be contacted. The activity on the day it was found was the ACET at the Grade School.

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An MP3 player found by the guards last Thursday, 21 September in a classroom in the college complex remains unclaimed as of this writing.

Please email comments to uppa@admu.edu.ph

Situation Report 25 September 2006 is also posted at http://www.admu.edu.ph/upp/advisory.htm

AEGIS ONLINE BULLETIN | Change in schedule, Batch Pictorial, Senior's Survey

The Ateneo Aegis Bulletin
ISSUE # 8 September 28, 2006


1) Due to the suspension of classes on Thursday, September 28, 2006, photo shoots scheduled on that day will be moved to NEXT Thursday, October 5, 2006 – same time, same place (Gonzaga Function Room B).

2) Individual photo shoots scheduled on Saturday, September 30, 2006, will be moved to NEXT Saturday, October 7, 2006 – same time, same place, in order to make way for GROUP photo shoots.

Please feel free to contact us through text (0917-8324947) or email if you have any problems/concerns. MORE

Our batch pictorial day is scheduled on October 11, 2006 – Wednesday, 4:00 PM at the Matteo Ricci field. Hope to see you all there! MORE

The photo shoots for groups will be held at Gonzaga Function Room B for groups with less than or equal to 25 members, and at the Colayco Pavilion for groups with more than 25 members. MORE

We want to know what you think! Please pass by the AEGIS booth LOCATED OUTSIDE Gonzaga Function Room B or Window 16A of ADSA to get a copy of the Senior's Survey. Completed surveys will be accepted in both venues until 12:00 NN of September 30, 2006. MORE

Stay up-to-date with AEGIS announcements, leave comments and ask questions! The AEGIS Online Bulletin is the place for AEGIS announcements, clarifications on issues and more. Visit us HERE.

You can also subscribe to our mailing list at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aegis07/

This e-mail service is brought to you by the PR/Comm Department of The Ateneo AEGIS. For inquiries, comments, and suggestions, please feel free to e-mail us at aegis07@gmail.com. Thank you!

Revised Student Group Telephone Directories

MVP Center for Student Leadership
SY 2006-2007

Contact Numbers:

Sanggunian ng mga Mag-aaral ng Ateneo de Manila - Loc. 5059 and 929-1029 (direct line)
Council of Organization Executive Board (COA-EB) - 5060
Student Arms (Strains, Regcom, Placement Representatives, LEaD & NSOD) - 5083
COMELEC / Student Judicial Court - 5084
DSWS - 5058
OPERATIONS ROOM - Loc. 5082 and 929-1029 (direct line)

Council of Organizations of the Ateneo (COA)


Ateneo Electronics Engineering Society (AECES) - Local 5853
Ateneo Chemical Society (ACheS) - 5855
Ateneo Mathematics Society (AMS) - 5858
Computer Society of the Ateneo (CompSat) - 5853
Environmental Science Society (ESS) - 5854
Loyola Mountaineers (LM) - 5856
Pre-Med Society of the Ateneo (PMSA) - 5857
Ateneo Psyche - 5854


AIESEC Ateneo - 5850
Ateneo Association for Communications Technology Mgt. (ACTM) - 5049
Ateneo Economics Association (AEA) - 5039
Ateneo Junior Marketing Association (AJMA) - 5045
Ateneo Lex (A.Lex) - 5046
Ateneo Management Association (AMA) - 5043
Collegiate Society of Advertising (COSA) - 5048
Management Engineering Association (MEA) - 5044
Management Economics Organization (MEcO) - 5042
Management Information Systems Association (MISA) - 5047


Ateneo College Glee Club (ACGC) - 5859
Ateneo Debate Society (ADS) - 5852
Blue Repertory (BlueRep) - 5851
Company of Ateneo Dancers (CADS) - 5037
Loyola Film Circle (LFC) - 5038
Tanghalang Ateneo (TA) - 5036


Ateneo Student Exchange Council (ASEC) - 5064
Ateneo CELADON - 5062
Ateneo HPAIR Union - 5063
Ateneo Lingua Ars Cultura (ALAC) - 5076
The Assembly - 5061


Association of Communication Majors (ACOMM) - 5071
Ateneo College Ministry Group (ACMG) - 5034
Ateneo Catechetical Instruction League (ACIL) - 5068
Ateneo Christian Life Community (ACLC) - 5065
Ateneo Student Catholic Action (AtSCA) - 5067
Enterteynment para sa Tao, Bayan, Lansangan at Diyos (Entablado) - 5078
Gabay - 5070
Kaingin - 5081
KYTHE - Ateneo - 5077
MUSMOS - 5033
PEERS - 5071
Ateneo Special Education Society (SPEED) - 5069
TUGON - 5079
Youth for Christ (YFC) - 5035

2nd Floor, Gonzaga Hall

GUIDON - 5088
HEIGHTS - 5089