Update on local numbers; IPC Phoneline/s Out of Order

*Please be informed that local numbers of the following employees in the Personnel Office have changed.

Recruitment – Mowie Alvarez– 4156
Staff Relations – Tom Testa – 4155

All other local numbers remains the same. Please refer to your current directory – 2000.

*The following are the new local numbers of the Ateneo Language Learning Center :

Executive Director : 5316
Secretary : 5317

Thank you.

*IPC Phoneline/s Out of Order:
Please be informed that the Institute of Philippine Culture's phone is malfunctioning. We have not been able to receive calls for the past two days. We have a problem receiving calls from the local system. BUT we are reachable via our direct line.

Please call us at 426 6067. Thanks very much!


Annette A. Ferrer
Administrative Assistant
Institute of Philippine Culture
Ateneo de Manila University
(632) 426 6067 extension 102

SLB Invitation to Major Activities

Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan (SLB) cordially invites you to the following:

TuTOK NEXUS (A Human Rights Exhibit)
Lobby, Loyola House of Studies
Ateneo de Manila University
Exhibit open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Admission is free

An Exhibition of New and Original 3D Art Installations proposing contemporary discourses on the nexus, the overlap, the confluence between human rights and divine states, the corporeal and spiritual, the material and the ephemeral, between the transcendent and the secular curated by Jose Tence Ruiz.

You may also invite students to view the exhibit. Several schools have already visited us and wrote reflection papers on such for subjects like Social Studies, Political Science, Filipino and even Religion.

June 27, 2007 * 10:15 a.m.
Sin Center, Loyola School of Theology
Ateneo de Manila University
Admission is free

Invited Speakers:
Curator Jose Tence Ruiz - Main Speaker
Fr. Rene Javellana, SJ (ADMU Fine Arts Department Chair) - Reactor
Ms. Lisa Chikiamco (Ateneo Art Gallery Project Coordinator) - Reactor

KWENTONG BAYAN (National Situationer)
July 14, 2007 * 1:00 p.m.
Sin Center, Loyola School of Theology
Ateneo de Manila University
Tickets available at SLB Office (P100/head)

Invited Speakers:
Atty. Christian Monsod for electoral and political analysis
Dr. Emil Antonio of UA&P for economic analysis (subject to confirmation)
Gov. Ed Panlilio sharing his experiences of the elections and his views of current state of affairs

August 4, 2007 * 8:30 a.m.
Calungsod Hall, Loyola School of Theology
Ateneo de Manila University

Speaker: Dr. Honey Carandang Professional lecturer at the Psychology Department of the University of the Philippines. A retired professor of the Ateneo de Manila University's Psychology Department, she was also director of its doctoral program in clinical psychology. As a clinical psychologist, she runs an active clinical practice and has pioneered in family therapy and group therapy for children with special needs. She headed several national and international research and intervention projects for groups of disadvantaged and traumatized children and their families, including projects on how to prevent family violence. She earned her doctoral from the University of California at Davis.

The seminar-workshop gathers some of the biggest networks involved in disaster management and experts in the field. This session is the third in a series of assemblies with the hope of coordinating efforts for a more systematic engagement in the future.

Any individual or institution interested to join this group may call the SLB Office to reserve. Admission is free.

Organizations who attended the sessions to-date: World Health Organization, Department of Health, Center for Behavior Research and Psychological Services, Plan International, Handicap International, Damhin Kapwa, World Vision, Hope Worldwide, Mirant and the League of Corporate Foundations, Psycho-social Support Children?s Rights Resource Center (PST-CRRC), DLSU, UP, ADMU, Psych-Consult, 71 Dreams Foundation, Bantay Bata, St. John Organization, Peace Institute, Kythe, National Center for Mental Health, among others.

CGE (Citizenship by Good Example) Major Launch Concert
July 21, 2007 * 6:00 p.m.
Lobby, Loyola House of Studies, Ateneo de Manila University
Admission is free

Launch of CGE the Socio-political CD and the CGE Formation Plan.

BUWAN AT BARIL (a Theatrical Production by Chris Millado)
SLB collaborates with Entablado to present a play that revolves around the lives of Filipinos of different social standing during the time of political instability and deals with their response to the social injustice brought by the government.

August 16 to September 1 (7:00 p.m. with Saturday 3:00 p.m. matinees)
Rizal Mini-Theater
P150 Ticket

For details of any of these activities, contact Ms. Marjorie Tejada through:
Tel. 426-6101 local 3440 / 3441
Telefax 426-5968
Email: slb@admu.edu.ph
Mobile: SUN 8600 SLB (0922-8600752)
Listen to us during Saturdays 11:15 a.m. Radio Veritas 846 (AM station)



1st ABS Invitational Basketball Tournament at the Blue Eagle Gym

1st ABS Invitational Basketball Tournament

Schedule of Games :

Saturday, 23 June 2007 - Blue Eagle Gym

8:00 - 9:30 am ADMU vs. Lyceum (Women)

Sunday, 24 June 2007 Blue Eagle Gym

8:00 - 9:30 am PCCR vs. ADMU (Women)

Saturday, 30 June 2007 Blue Eagle Gym

9:30 - 11:00 am ADMU vs. DEMMICK (Women)

Sunday, 1 July 2007 Blue Eagle Gym

10:00 - 11:30 am # 1 vs. # 2 FINALS

Monday, 2 July 2007 Blue Eagle Gym

10:00 - 11:30 am FINALS 2 if necessary

NAST Awardees for 2007

The SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING would like to correct its earlierannouncement about the NAST Awardees. It is proud to announce that FOURof its faculty garnered awards given by the NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCEAND TECHNOLOGY for 2007. The awardees are:

DR. PAULITO P. PALMES - Outstanding Young Scientist in the field ofEngineering

Dr. Palmes is an Assistant Professor in the Department of InformationSystems and Computer Science. He obtained his MS Computer Science degreein Ateneo de Manila University and got his Doctor of Engineering degreefrom the Toyohashi University of Technology. He has several publicatinsto his name and continues to be active in research in Neural networks,Evolutionary computations, Intelligent Agents, Optimizations andEvolutionary Neural networks.

DR. REGINA C. SO - NAST Du Pont Talent Search for Young Scientists

Dr. So is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry. Sheobtained her PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University ofConnecticut. She is awarded for her research entitled: Approaches to theSynthesis of THE Glycosphingolipids. She has also done work inorganometallic materials for use as catalysts, and has started work onmolecularly imprinted polymers.

DR. FABIAN M. DAYRIT - Outstanding Scientific Paper
Dr. Dayrit is a Professor of Chemistry and currently the Dean of theSchool of Science and Engineering. He is being awarded for his researchwork with Dr. Marissa G. Noel entitled: "Triterpenes in the CallusCulture of Vitex negundo L." This paper was published in the PhilippineJournal of Science, Vol. 134, 2005.

DR. MA. LOUISE ANTONETTE N. DELAS PENAS - Outstanding Scientific Paper

Dr. Ninette delas Penas, an Associate Professor in the Department ofMathematics, won for her research work with Fr. AntonioBasilio, SJ, entitled "On Vertex-Colorings of Archimedean Tilings withApplications in Molecular Symmetry". This paper was published in theLoyola Schools Review-School of Science and Engineering 2004 edition.

The awarding ceremonies will be held on July 12, 2007 during the NASTAnnual Scientific Meeting to be held in the Manila Hotel.

Congratulations to Pau, Reg, Toby and Ninette!

Job Opening :Part time game testers




Preferably students who plays mobile phone games.
Detail Oriented.
Good in documentations (Can identify bugs in a game.)
With Nokia phones (Series 40 and 60) – If possible.

Get compensated and enjoy playing free mobile games!

If interested please at PLDT Center, CTC-213 look for Lourdes or Coni.You can also reached us at 426-6001 loc. 5678


To improve traffic and security on campus, all are requested to get the 2007-2008 gate pass stickers as soon as possible. Vehicles without the 2007-2008 gate pass stickers will be issued a visitor’s pass in exchange for a current ID card with picture. On leaving the campus, the visitor pass must be returned to the gate guards to recover the ID.

Issuing of visitor passes will slow down campus traffic. Please help improve traffic and security on campus by being a part of the solution rather than the problem.

Given the limited parking spaces, only vehicles with the 2007-2008 gate pass sticker will be allowed to park on campus.

Please note that stickers obtained after June 30, 2007 will have a P500 surcharge.

KATIPUNAN | June 2007 | Soon

KATIPUNAN- June 2007 Regular Issue Soon

What's Inside?

Meeting The Grade

The state of science and mathematics education in the Philippines

It All Boils Down To Change AISIS Online: Progression or Incineration?

Painting the Pinoy Graffiti Scene Exceeding The Summit

Regulars: Minutes Columns Boy Higad


Reserve your copy now Php 40.00/copy

Email the.katipunan@gmail.com for orders and subscriptions.


KATIPUNAN Magazine is an independent student publication based in the Ateneo de Manila University. We've been nominated for the Catholic Mass Media Award for Best Student Publication and been a finalist for Best Student Organization in the Loyola Schools Awards for Leadership and Service. Our resident writers have garnered three Raul Locsin Awards for Student Journalism and a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award.

Interested in becoming a KATIPUNAN staffer? Recruitment for staff members are ongoing. Contact us by looking for the relevant person/s at this page.


Lecturer, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, Ateneo de Manila University

Resource Development Consultant, Visayan Forum Foundation, Inc.

Editor-in-Chief, Starfish Magazine, Ayala Young Leaders

Editorial Adviser, KATIPUNAN Magazine

Ayala Young Leaders Alumna, 2006

ABS 1st Module

The ABS 1st Module for SY 2007 - 2008

Opening : Saturday, 7 July 2007

Time & Day : 8:30 am to 11:00 am ,Every Saturday (10 sessions)

Basketball Festival : Saturday, 15 September 2007
(End of 1st Module)

Venue : Grade School Covered Courts
Ateneo de Manila University

Registration Fee: P 2,500.00

Varsity Players / Faculty / Staff P 2,000.00

Reversible Jersey & Short: P 700.00

Open to all Ateneans & Non-Ateneans

For any inquiries, please call:
Tel No.: 426-6001 Loc. 4192
Fax No 426-5955
Look for Marlyn Franco

Walang Ibang HANGAD: An A capella Concert on July 8 & 15

Celebrate the moments when you can't help but sing with Walang Ibang Hangad: An All A Cappella Concert at 6 PM on July 8 and 15 at the Francisco Santiago Hall, Equitable PCI Bank Tower 1, Makati Ave. cor Dela Costa St., Makati City. Tickets will be available at the gate for P150 each.

Walang Ibang Hangad will feature songs from three of Hangad's five albums, such as "Magnificat" and "Paghahandog"; existing arrangements including "Man in the Mirror" and "People Get Ready"; and new and original arrangements of "Hawak-Kamay", "Power of Your Love", "You Raise Me Up", and "I Will Sing Forever."

For more information, visit http://www.hangad.com/ or contact mailto:mail@hangad.com

Madeleine M. Casas
Marketing Manager
Jesuit Communications Foundation, Inc.
Sonolux Bldg., Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Tel. Nos. (632) 426-5971 to 72 loc. 124
Fax No. (632) 426-5970
Email: mcasas@admu.edu.ph
Visit www.jesuits.ph/jescom

Matteo Ricci

Matteo Ricci Hall new schedule - effective July 1, 2007

Monday - Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
- 7:30 p.m. - 12:00 midnight (Balcony)

Saturday - 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
- 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Balcony)

Sunday - 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Balcony)


The Ateneo Art Gallery, the country's premier museum of modern Philippine art, together with Metro Society, Y Style of the Philippine Star, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Land and Smart Gold, is proud to announce the short-list for the 2007 Ateneo Art Awards:

Lyle Buencamino for "A Bowtie for John Lyle," Mag:net ABS, 4 - 31 July 2006.

Bembol dela Cruz for "Measures," Finale Art Gallery, 15 February -- 6 March 2007.

Racquel de Loyola for "7a*11d International Festival," Xpace, Toronto, Canada, 27 October 2006.

Nona Garcia for "Girls Will Not Be Girls," Art Center, SM Megamall, 3 --15 August 2006.

Nona Garcia for "Strange Familiarity," West Gallery, SM Megamall, 19 -- 31 October 2006.

Winner Jumalon for "Untitled Stills," Blanc Gallery, 16 February -- 9 March 2007.

Wawi Navarroza for "Saturnine: A Collection of Portraits, Creatures, Glass& Shadow," silver lens Gallery, 18 January -- 17 February 2007.

Yasmin Sison for "Unmade," Mag:net Paseo, 9 -- 27 May 2006.

Jay Ticar for "Frangible Armor Piercing Inside a Single Round Bolt Action Bull Barrel," Mag:net Katipunan, 17 February -- 6 March 2007.

Mac Valdezco for "Small Complete Units," Avellana Art Gallery, 14 April --19 May 2007.

Jevijoe Vitug for "Capitali-Sing," Finale Art Gallery, 8 -- 27 March 2007.

MM Yu for "Thoughts Collected, Recollected," Finale Art Gallery, 19 April-- 8 May 2007.

This marks the first time that an artist appears on the short-list twice, with Garcia been recognized for two different exhibitions in the same year. De la Cruz, Navarroza, Ticar and Vitug were short-listed for the Awards last year, while Valdezco was previously short-listed in 2005.
The short-list was selected by the 2007 Ateneo Art Awards Jury after going through over one hundred nominations. Each artist, a Filipino citizen, 35years or under by 31 May 2007, was nominated for a solo or group exhibition in any public venue held between 2 May 2006 and 1 May 2007.
From the short-list, the jury will deliberate on 20 June 2007 to determine the three recipients of the Awards. The winners will then be announced on 8 August 2007 at a formal ceremony at the Rockwell Tent following "2007 Ateneo Art Awards: Global/Vernacular," an exhibition of the works of the short-listed artists at Power Plant Mall from 2 - 7 August 2007.
Global/Vernacular is recognition and credence, acknowledging Philippine art has its own nuances yet believing it moves beyond local context to reverberate cross-culturally. It also calls attention to the expansion of the Ateneo Art Gallery Studio Residency Grant, the only program of its kind organized by a Philippine cultural institution. 2007 marks the third year of the Ateneo Art Gallery Studio Residency Grant in Australia, to be held for the first time in La Trobe University in Bendigo, as well as the introduction of the Ateneo Art Gallery Studio Residency Grant in Singapore with Artesan Gallery. Each residency provides one of the three Ateneo Art Awardees with roundtrip airfare, accommodation and a work studio for three weeks, an allowance, as well as an invitation to exhibit at their respective host venues.
Visit http://gallery.ateneo.edu/ for updates on the Ateneo Art Awards. For further inquiries, please contact Clarissa Chikiamco, 2007 Ateneo Art Awards Project Coordinator, at 426-6488 or at cchikiamco@ateneo.edu.
Clarissa Chikiamco
Project Coordinator
Ateneo Art Gallery
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108
Tel (+632) 426-6001 ext. 4160
DL (+632) 426-6488
Fax (+632) 426-6488

Blue Christmas Core Teams Recruitment

Want to do something extra special this Christmas?
Want to make kids happy this Christmas?
Want to celebrate an Ateneo Christmas with kids this Christmas?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then...
Blue Christmas wants YOU!
Blue Christmas 2007 is now recruiting members to be part of the:

A. Logistics Core Team
B. Secretariat Core Team
C. Programs Core Team
D. Facilitators Core Team

Are you interested? Then fill up the application form and email it to smile_steph@yahoo.com and bxmas2007@yahoogroups.com
A. Logistics Core Team
1. Venue coordinator
· coordinates the preparation of both AM venue (classrooms) and PM venue (field)
· reports to the blue Christmas core on the status of venues before activities start
· ensures the venue is ready before mobilization of kids
· safeguards the venue and other equipments inside the venue from harm
2. Clean-up and waste management coordinator
· coordinates with the venue regarding waste disposal
· ensures that Blue Christmas follows proper waste disposal
· ensures the cleanliness of the venue before, during and after the activities
· in charge of setting up trash bins on the PM venue
3. Food preparation coordinator
· helps with the marketing committee with looking for food sponsors
· canvasses for food options when no sponsors are found
· coordinates the preparation and/or cooking of food
· coordinates with other committees on the number of people per class
· in charge of preparing the bundles of food before distribution
4. Food distribution coordinator
· helps with the marketing committee with looking for food sponsors
· canvasses for food options when no sponsors are found
· in charge of distributing food to each classroom
· ensures that everyone receives their allotted food (no more, no less)
5. First aide coordinator
· requires proper knowledge of first aid
· coordinates with infirmary on first aid equipments
· coordinates with other organizations (inside and outside ateneo) that might provide a source of first aides
· in charge of any medical emergencies
6. Mobilization coordinator
· in charge of mobilization towards the AM and PM venues
· coordinates with OAS or physical plant on matters concerning traffic flow and routes
· leads a group of runners
7. Materials liaison
· manages all equipment borrowed and used by Blue Christmas
· accounts for who has what equipment on Blue Christmas day
· in charge of returning borrowed equipments
B. Secretariat Core Team

They will be assisting the head and deputy in preparing the nametags, faci kits and will be in charge for the registration during the Blue Christmas day itself.
C. Programs Core Team
- Will help the Programs Head and Programs Deputy in contacting organizations or groups, who are willing to host classes for the Blue Christmas
- Will become the communication lines between the Programs Committee and the class hosts
- Will be assisting in screening the interested applicants for class hosts
D. Facilitators Core Team

Daily masses for the School year 2007-08, 1st semester

Schedule of Daily Masses at the College Chapel for the School Year 2007-08
1st Semester, June to October

Mondays 6:55 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm

Tuesdays 6:55 am, 12nn, 5:15 pm

Wednesdays 6:55 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm

Thursdays 6:55 am, 12 nn, 5:15 pm

Fridays 6:55 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm

Saturdays 7:30 am.

Regular daily masses start on June 13, Wednesday.

LS Campus Ministry Office
God Bless



starting June 13, 2007


6:30 AM - 7 PM

6:30 AM - 2 PM


8:00 - 6 PM

8:00 - 4 PM



for battalion, band, cheerdancers, lifters and brass

June 18 - 22

Sign up at the Sec C Foyer or Kostka Extension by June 15.

-marlowe apeles. babble band

2007 Haiku Contest

invites you to join the

Theme: Pinoy Haiku: Mga Taludtod Alay kay Inang Kalikasan (Stanzas Offered to Mother Nature)

Full moon's in the sky
Let be bring it close to you
Using my teacup

- Gian Carlo B. Dizon
1st Place, 2006 Haiku Contest

For further inquiries/contest details, please contact:

Embassy of Japan
2627 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City
Tel. No. (632) 5515710 Fax No. (632) 551-5784
Email: jicc-mnl@japanembassy.ph
Website: http://www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp/


Hiroko Nagai-Yabut, Ph.D.Director
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

The JFM’s “Name That Room Contest”

The JFM’s “Name That Room Contest”
The Japan Foundation Manila’s, long-awaited multi-purpose “SPACE” is finally open!
Primarily, this space will serve not only as the classroom for the teacher training courses and model Japanese courses, but as “the place” where the Nihongo teachers and those aspiring to be Nihongo teachers in the Philippines can visit to further hone their skills through various activities – lectures, seminar-workshops and related projects that address their needs.
Secondly, the venue functions as a reading room for materials about Japan, Japanese Studies and Nihongo. The JFM has increased its collection of books and intends to begin lending some materials soon – about 850 Japanese manga, and 100 J-Pop CD’s have recently been acquired. The “SPACE” will cater to the younger generation - where the youth can gather to experience and appreciate Japanese pop culture.
Thirdly, it is to accommodate various events on Japanese culture – dressing in a kimono, tasting Japanese food, screening of Japanese movies, etc. Non-Japanese speaking individuals are most welcome to enjoy an “instant happy hour” with the long line of cultural activities that are in store for them; also, visitors are encouraged to share interesting thoughts / ideas for the JFM’s forthcoming ‘events’.
The new cool “SPACE”, regardless of its just being 71 square meters, is to be “the home” for the Philippine-based Nihongo Teachers and the growing community of learners of the Japanese Language; … for them to have an interactive venue – acquiring knowledge, exchanging ideas, imparting/sharing expertise and experiences, and perhaps, even realizing dreams…
JFM “ROOM NAMING CONTEST” : Give a Fantastic Name for JFM’s New multi-purpose SPACE on the Ground Floor of the Pacific Star Bldg. Please e-mail entries to: email@jfmo.org.ph or fax to: (02) 811-6153 together with your Name and Contact Number on or before Friday - August 31, 2007.
A Special Prize will be awarded to the Winner, who will act as the “Godparent” of the Room.
Hiroko Nagai-Yabut, 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

The European Legacy: A Lecture by Dr. Rainer Werning

The European Studies Program at Ateneo de Manila University in cooperation with Goethe Institut Manila cordially invites you to "The European Legacy: A Lecture by Dr. Rainer Werning"on 28 June 2007, from 3-430pm, at the Ching Tan Room (SOM 111).

Dr. Rainer Werning, a political scientist and journalist specializing in Southeast Asian affairs, will deliver a lecture on Europe's mark in Philippine history. Topics to be discussed include the colonial ambitions of the German empire in the Eastern Pacific; the presence of Western European merchants, scientists and soldiers in this part ofthe world; the influence of the French Revolution in the Philippine anti-colonial movement, and the development of the image of Europe in the Philippines, among others.
Dr. Werning was born in Muenster (Germany), and studied political science, literature & philosophy at the Universities of Osnabrueckand Muenster and the University of the Philippines (Diliman). He has also done research visits in Tokyo, New York and at the South EastAsia Studies Dept. of the University of Hull (UK).
He is the author of several publications on Southeast Asia and Koreaand of numerous articles which appeared in magazines and dailies in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Luxemburg. Currently, he lectures at Capacity Building International (InWEnt - formerly German Foundation for International Devlopment, DSE) and works for public radio stations in Germany.

Invitation to PASN Public Lectures

Ateneo de Manila University
in collaboration with
Philippines-Australia Studies Centre
La Trobe University
wishes to invite everyone to the following public lectures:
Robert Hughes and the Provincialism Problem
by Dr. Peter Beilharz
Monday, 18 June 2007, 4:00 – 5:30 PM, Ching Tan Room
Robert Hughes was born in Sydney in 1938. He left for Europe in 1964. In 1970 he became an art critic for Time Magazine in New York . Hughes became the most influential art critic in the world. He broke the standard antipodean expatriate mould by choosing the US rather than the UK; and he has always had strong views on regional, or provincial art in contrast to modernism and international style.
The provincial problem is likely universal. In Australia , it is often associated with the idea of the Cultural Cringe. Believing ourselves to be hopelessly provincial, and doomed to poor copying also has its inverse, presuming a new world superiority to the stuffy protocol of the centres. The lecture will begin with some video footage of Hughes' triumphant return to Sydney in 1972. It will then establish the nature of the provincialism problem in Australia , and connect Hughes' views on Australia and Barcelona to this optic. As Australian culture is the result of cultural traffic between its peoples, its environments, and its imperial cultures, the parallels with the Philippines would seem suggestive, similar yet also distinct.
Peter Beilharz teaches sociology in the School of Social Sciences, La Trobe University . He is a co-founder of the international journal of social theory, Thesis Eleven, and also Director of the Thesis Eleven Centre for Critical Theory at La Trobe.
by Vince Alessi
Tuesday, 19 June 2007, 4:00 – 5:30 PM, Ateneo Art Gallery
This lecture/exhibition presents artists who offer an alternative to the ‘typical’ Australian landscape painting. My Country: Abstract Interpretations of the Australian Landscape brings together the work of artists whose careers span a period of over forty years. These include revolutionaries, like Fred Williams, to the more contemporary, such as Judy Holding as well as leading Indigenous artists like Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula. The artists’ aims are to reflect their response to the environment, while at the same time capturing the ‘essence’ of the Australian landscape. For these artists the link with the landscape is as strong as those of the realist tradition, though their concerns revolve around the interpretation of the environment in an abstract manner.
Vincent Alessi is the Managing Curator of the La Trobe University Art Museum and Collections. He is currently completing a PhD in Art History. His thesis focuses on a collection of English popular black-and-white prints collected by Vincent van Gogh.
Demonstration of work-in-progress, an intercultural production of Bertolt Brecht’s
The Caucasian Chalk Circle
by Dr. Ricardo Abad
Thursday, 21 June 2007, 4:30 – 6:00 PM, Rizal Mini Theatre
Brecht’s re-working of this biblical tale of two women claiming the same child is approached as a comic satire and placed in a mythical Southeast Asian context in Professor Abad’s forthcoming production. Among the production’s innovative layerings of cultures include the use of the dance form Igal, from the Southern Philippines , which is used as the basis for the unique gestural vocabulary of this production. Reflecting a rich collaboration with choreographer Matthew Santamaria, Professor Abad will present selected scenes from the forthcoming production to illustrate his observations.
Interested parties may inquire at the Office of International Programs, Rm 213, Bellarmine Hall, Ateneo de Manila University, tel. 426-6001 local 4037. Please look for Ms. Fe Dayap.
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

Anniversary Sale of the Ateneo de Manila University Press

We are pleased to announce the Ateneo Press's annual booksale from June 18 to 29 at the Ateneo Press bookshop in Bellarmine Hall, Ateneo Campus, Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights, QuezonCity. All its titles will be sold at less 10 to 50 percent.

Sale hours are from 8 am to 12 noon, 1 to 6 pm (Monday to Thursday, and till 5 pm Friday). Reservations for copies and requests for a price list may be made also be found at http://www.ateneopress.org/.

As always, coffee and cookies come free with browsing. Happy bookshopping!

Please do let us know if you would rather not receive book updates in the future. Thank you.

Mary Anne Suyom-San Agustin
Ateneo de Manila University Press
Bellarmine Hall, ADMU Campus
Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights
Quezon City, Philippines
Tel.: (632) 426-6001 loc. 4610
E-mail: msanagustin@ateneo.edu
Website: http://www.ateneopress.org/

Please vote for G-Watch


The Ateneo School of Government's G-Watch has been chosen a finalist in the Changemakers' 10th collaborative competition dubbed, "Ending Corruption: Honesty Instituted." The competition is initiated by Changemakers, an initiative of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, that focuses on the rapidly growing world of social innovation.

G-Watch (Government Watch) is one of 12 finalists that stood out from over 80 entries from 29 countries.

The Changemakers model is all about sourcing high-impact solutions like G-Watch, increasing its visibility, and inspiring collaborative action to bring innovations to scale. One way Changemakers do this is by staging a two-week voting period to call to action tens of thousands of online viewers, to engage and vote for three winners at http://www.changemakers.net/.

The School of Government invites the Ateneo community to vote and encourage others to comment on the G-Watch innovation. Finalists who reach out to their networks to encourage participation raise awareness of their issue and increase their opportunity to be recognized as a Changemakers winner by investors, thought leaders, and enthusiasts.

Online voting for the three competition winners begins June 6 and runs to June 20. 2007. Winners will be announced on June 21.

Details for voting are at http://www.changemakers.net/enus/competition/endcorruption/vote.


Amihan R. Perez
Center for Social Policy of the
Ateneo School of Government
G/F CSP Building, Social Development Complex
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Tels. (632) 426-6061/62

'Matanglawin' reaps awards in 67th CEGP Convention

Matanglawin, official student publication of the Ateneo written in Filipino, bagged the 8th Gawad Ernesto Rodriguez Jr. (ERJ) for Best Magazine during the 67th National Student Press Convention of the College Editors' Guild of the Philippines (CEGP).

The convention was held on 13-17 April 2007 at the Silliman University in Dumaguete, Oriental Negros and was attended by some 150 campus journalists from all over the country.

Matanglawin tied with Medium, official student magazine of Lorma Colleges in San Fermando, La Union as Best Magazine. The award was conferred on Matanglawin for the sixth consecutive year.

Other winners in this category were La Salleno of De La Salle University-Dasmarinas (3rd place) and The Crusader of Xavier University (2nd place).

Named in honor of CEGP's first national president, Ernesto Rodriguez Jr., Gawad ERJ gives recognition to literary folios, newspapers, and magazines in the tertiary level.
Matanglawin also won 3rd place in the Best in Alternative Form category with its 2007 graduation magazine. Ang Sulo of the Philippine Normal University and Rebel Kule of the University of the Philippines Diliman won 2nd and 1st places, respectively.

By Maki Lim, Matanglawin EIC

CIS Retreat in Daily Life (RDL)

The Center for Ignatian Spirituality (Phil) invites you to encounter God in your everyday life

The Retreat in Daily Life is for men and women who desire an intense encounter with the Lord in their daily routine.

Those who have gone through the Retreat in Daily Life have these to say?

"Inspiring & revealing - It's entirely a new experience each time I encounter Jesus - a revelation of myself as person totally in need of His constant guidance - how much I need Him in my life - and a revelation of how present He is in all that I do."

"My RDL experience has been beneficial for helping me discern what God wants me to do in my life. At this point, my life's question is not anymore what I want to get from the world, but how much I've served the world in the way God wants me to."

"The RDL experience is enriching in that it has "opened me up" and allowed me to look into my interior - what's going on in my life; why I am asking in a certain way, etc. It has also pruned me to open up to God-o to reach out to Him, to answer His call."

"My RDL experience is very fulfilling so far. Because of RDL I can say that I have improved with my dealings with other people & with myself as well."

"The RDL is the most amazing experience I have had so far. It is filled with so much grace, love and compassion from our Lord. Here, I am discovering how gentle and loving Jesus truly is. The experience is very personal and moving. Most importantly, I am getting to know Jesus more and more and I am surely being healed of all that needs to be healed in my life.."

The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius in Daily Life

Undergoing the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola can be a most profound and transforming spiritual experience. It is a time for intimate contact between God and the person making the Exercises.

For persons who cannot take time off to devote thirty days to do theretreat, St. Ignatius offered the Spiritual Exercises in daily life.
The retreatants do not leave their homes and places of work. They
keep their regular schedules but commit themselves to a daily prayer
period of 30 minutes to one hour and meet weekly with their retreat

The Retreat in Daily Life for Beginners is an adaptation of the
Spiritual Exercises and is most suitable for those who are starting in their spiritual journey, or those who want to attend to their spiritual thirst or hunger. The Retreat Daily Life for Beginners runs for 14 weeks.

The Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life is for those who experience a compelling desire to know, love and to pattern their life after Christ. The Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life runs for 35 weeks.

Who may apply to the Retreat in Daily Life

Applicants are those who are:
1) able to make a firm commitment to the retreat
2) able to allocate time for formal prayer of 30 minutes to 1 hour each day
3) willing to pray the suggested prayer materials of the retreat
4) willing to reflect on and journal their prayer experiences and to share the fruits of their prayer with the retreat guide
5) willing to be guided by a competent lay retreat guide

Program Cost: Php 4,000.00 (RDL for Beginners, 14 weeks)
Php 7,500.00 (Spiritual Exercises RDL, 35 weeks).

Program cost covers retreat materials, stipends for retreat guides, as well as expenses for the prayer workshops and recollections.
- 30% non-refundable deposit upon acceptance to confirm participation in the program. Deadline for payment: August 3, 2007
- 40% payable at the Launch of Retreat in Daily Life on August 26, 2007
- Remaining balance 30% payable on or before the Prayer Workshop on September 23, 2007.
Deadline for registration: July 13, 2007.
Pre-retreat interviews will be scheduled after submission ofapplication forms..
Advent Recollection: December 2, 2007.
Lenten Recollection: February 24, 2008


Requests for scholarships may be considered by the Executive Director.

Applicants for scholarship must submit a letter of request addressed to:
Fr. Celerino I.M. Reyes, S.J.
Executive Director, CIS Phil.

Spiritual Pastoral Center, Seminary Road
Ateneo de Manila University Campus
Loyola Heights, 1108 Quezon City
Telephone Numbers: 426-4250 to 51
Fax: 426-4250 or email: cis@cisphil.org

N.B. For those who plan to earn credits for the MA degree course in Spirituality and Retreat Directing, the retreat in daily life fulfills the prerequisite for the course Theo 282.2 Fundamentals of Directed Retreat Giving conducted by CIS in partnership with Loyola School of Theology.


Group and Individually Guided Retreats and Spiritual Direction

Come away to rest, pray and experience renewal in a group or individually guided retreat. Retreats are available on specified schedules throughout the year. Weekend, 3-day, 5-day, 8-day, 30-day,retreat for lay, seminarians, religious and priests are available upon request with one month notice before the activity. You may also comefor spiritual direction monthly. For more information please contact CIS Phil at 426-4250/51.


Please complete this form and mail or fax to: Center for IgnatianSpirituality Phil) . Spiritual Pastoral Center, Seminary Road .Ateneo de Manila University Campus . Loyola Heights, 1108 Quezon CityFax: 426-4250 . E-mail: cis@cisphil.org

______ YES I have read and understood requirements of the RDL program.I want to apply for: RDL for Beginners ________ Spiritual Exercises RDL ________

Full Name:
Nick name: _______________________ Birthdate: M/ /D/ /Y/ /
Sex: __________ Religion: _______________ Occupation: ______________________
Home Address: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Office Address: ______________________________________________________________
Position/Rank: _______________________________________________________________
E-mail Address: ______________________________________________________________
Land phone: ________________________ Mobile: ________________________________
If member of religious order or lay community, what congregation do you belong to? _______________________________________________________________
No. of years in the congregation/community: __________________________________
If lay, single or married? ______________ No. of children: ___________________
Have you attended any retreats in the past? Yes ______ No ______
When? ______________________________ How long? ______________________________
Name of retreat director/directress: _________________________________________
Have you received any spiritual direction in the past? Yes ______ No ______
With whom? _________________________ How long? ______________________________
Reason/s for participating in the RDL program:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Are you currently under the care of a physician/counselor/therapist? _________(If yes, please explain briefly) _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Are you taking any medications? _________ (If yes, please list which and what they are used to treat)

Please submit this form and set an appointment for the pre-retreat interview. Upon acceptance into the program, please confirm your participation by paying a 30% non-refundable registration fee. Make checks payable to Center for Ignatian Spirituality.)

You may also deposit to:
Acct No. 3081-1105-56 BPI Loyola Katipunan
Acct Name: Center for Ignatian Spirituality
And fax the deposit slip to Telefax no: 426-4250 and indicate name and purpose of deposit.

We presume on the part of all applicants a willingness to be guided by a lay retreat guide. Thank you for your interest in the program. For more information please contact CIS Phil at 426-4250/51.

A Man and His Music by Angel M Pena

You are warmly invited to the launching of "A Man and His Music" by MaestroAngel Peña, on Wednesday, June 13, 4 pm, at the Escaler Hall, SEC Building,Ateneo de Manila University campus.

The launch features performances of Mr Pena's compositions and arrangements bythe following groups: Executives Band, UP Jazz Ensemble, Kasilag Guitar Trio,and Double Bass Trio.

Embodying proficiency and passion for both jazz and classicalmusic, 86-year old Mr. Peña celebrates in this chronicle of hislife his early beginnings as a struggling musician, hisdeparture for foreign shores in search of a more convivialenvironment for his art, and his success in various undertakingsas a committed musician.

All in all he spent 30 years as the well-loved and respected bassplayer and arranger of the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra, andcontinued to compose, arrange, lecture, and perform for most ofthose years. After he returned to the Philippines he taughtyounger musicians both formally and informally, especiallydouble bass players, and collaborated with bothestablished and upcoming artists. A recording of hiscompositions, "Ugnayan," was produced by Gerard Salonga andperformed by the Global Studio Orchestra last year. "Igorot JazzFantasy" and "Iyo Kailan Pa Man" are among the more well-knownpieces in his prolific body of work.

"A Man and His Music," through its author's straightforwardanecdotal style, shows how a life dedicated to a singularpassion can be lived richly and shared generously.

The book will soon be available at the following good bookstores:Fully Booked (756-5001), Popular Bookstore (372-2162), Powerbooks(490-1158), and Solidaridad (523-0870). After the launch, the books maybe bought from the LS bookstore (4266001 loc. 5184) andthe Ateneo Press bookshop (4265984; 4266001 ext 4613;unipress@admu.edu.ph; www.ateneopress.org).

Ateneo de Manila University Press
Tel 63-2-4265984; 4266001 ext 4613
Email: unipress@admu.edu.ph

Music and stories: the notes that haunt usbecause they have become the moods of ourjoys and our sweet sadnesses forever.
--Ben Okri

DSA Graduate Research Colloquium on 15 June 2007

Department of Sociology and Anthropology
invites everyone to the
Graduate Research Colloquium
Ms. Sandra Ezquerra
who will speak on
Toward an Intersectional Analysis of the Philippine State in the Context of Migration: The Deployment and Protection of Domestic Workers in the 21st Century
15 June 2007, Friday, 4:30-6:00 PMSS Conference Room 1 & 2, Ground Floor, Social Sciences BuildingAteneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

Over three decades after the institutionalization of labor export in the Philippines, more people than ever leave the country every year to work overseas. In fact, 2006 witnessed the deployment of one million OFWs to all over the world. If out-migration in the first two thirds of the 20th century was predominantly male, the past three decades have brought with them an increase of female migration, which is heavily concentrated in the domestic service sector all over the world. This paper examines the role that the Philippine government has had in the deployment of female household service workers, as well as the measures taken to enhance their protection. Building upon the premise that the state is never a homogenous entity, the author explores the tensions stemming between the need to open new markets for the country’s economic development and the importance of guaranteeing regulations and protections for Filipino workers. The study of this phenomenon, which is never unilineal or free of conflict, sheds light on the importance of gender, racial, and class dynamics in State processes, as well as their importance in our understanding of the role of the Philippine State in the current era of global capitalism.
Ms. Sandra Ezquerra is a PhD Candidate at the Sociology Department of the University of Oregon, in the United States. This paper is part of her larger dissertation research project which analyzes the gender components of migration and labor policies in the United States, Spain, and the Philippines. She has spent two and a half months in Ateneo de Manila University as a visiting researcher through the SYLFF Fellows Mobility Program of the Nippon Foundation.

For more information, please call the DSA at 426-6001, local 5270 or 5271

Ateneo de Manila University
School of Social Sciences
Loyola Schools
Rm.SS 117, 1/F
Social Sciences Bldg.
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
1108 Philippines
Tel. No.:(632)426-6001, Ext. 5270/71
Tel/Fax: (632)4265990
Email Address:socio@admu.edu.ph



All Over But the Grading: Applications of Writing Assessment Research in the English Department

a lecture


Department of English


15 June 2007, Friday
4.30 pm
Natividad Galang Fajardo Conference Room
Ground Floor, Dela Costa Building
Ateneo de Manila University

In this seminar, we will look at research on writing assessment and how it can inform our practice in the English department. We will focus on the use of rubrics in the scoring of compositions, and explore how these and other available tools can make our placement and grading more reliable, valid, and fair for all of our students.

Gad Lim teaches writing and literature at the Ateneo de Manila University. He is currently finishing his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, focusing on issues of language learning, teaching, and testing. At Michigan, he also does test development and research for the testing division of the UM's English Language Institute, the birthplace of applied linguistics

Department of English
School of Humanities
Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Road, Loyola Heights,Quezon City 1108 Metro Manila
Telefax(632)426-6120426-6001 local 5310/5311

2007 Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards

2007 Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards

The Asian Catholic Publishers, Inc. (ACPI), founded by Jaime Cardinal Sin, organized the Catholic Authors’ Awards to recognize lifetime achievement of Catholic authors in the Philippines . Past awardees included Rev. Msgr. Sabino A. Vengco, Jr., Liwayway A. Arceo, Rev. Fr. Horacio Luis de la Costa, S.J., Hon. Raul Manglapus, Atty. Francisco “Soc” Rodrigo, Mr. Paul Dumol, Rev. Fr. Tamerlane R. Lana, O.P., Mr. Manuel “Noli” I. Yamsuan, Jr. and Rev. Fr. Luis Antonio G. Tagle. No award has been given since 2000 and ACPI was dormant for some time, owing to the illness and death of Cardinal Sin.

Reorganized in 2006 as the Asian Catholic Communicators, Inc. (ACCI), the association has revived the awards, renamed the Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards. To the Lifetime Achievement Award has been added some categories in Catholic literature, and the Emerging Author Award.

General Objective:
The Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards recognize authors/publishers whose work promote total human development, Gospel values, and Filipino culture, through the effective use of the latest communications technology in book publishing.

Core Values:
1. Love of God: respect for God and the order of creation as the integral base of any human project
2. Love for Humanity: upholding human life and dignity, justice and freedom, family and community as necessary elements of any social agenda
3. Love for Creation: appreciation, proper use, preservation and conservation of natural resources as a basic human responsibility, especially in the pursuit of economic progress
4. Love of Country: patriotism, nation-building, solidarity with all Filipinos
5. Love for the Poor: option for the marginalized and the voiceless such as women, children, victims of injustice and violence, the economically disadvantaged

Spirituality and Ministry
Books that serve and deepen the devotional and prayer life of Christians, including works on prayer, homiletics, creation and ecology, the saints, etc.

Theology and Liturgy
Books that aid study of and reflection on Catholic Christian faith and worship, including works in Scripture, Patristics, Christology, the Creed, Sacraments, worship ministries, etc.

Family Life, Youth, and Children
Books that respond to the different members of the domestic church, including stories for children, faith and morals for youth, family relationships, etc.

Special Categories:
Emerging Author
Awarded to a Catholic writer who is publishing a book for the first time on any topic that falls under the award categories, and demonstrates a fresh approach to the chosen field.

Lifetime Achievement (taken from original description of Catholic Authors Awards)
Awarded to a Catholic writer whose lifework represents a continuing contribution to the propagation of the Christian faith through the print media, in recognition of exemplary Catholic life and apostolic zeal as reflected in the Christian values and ideals contained in his/her writings.


Who can nominate?
Entries may be submitted by any person or organization wishing to direct the attention of the ACCI to a noteworthy book. A person or organization may submit more than one entry in each category.

Nomination Process
1. Fill up entry form. (Please refer to attachment in the email)
2. Prepare three copies of each title.
3. Prepare entry fee of Php1,000.00 per title, payable to Asian Catholic Communicators, Inc.
4. Submit entries at:
Asian Catholic Communicators, Inc.
c/o Jesuit Communications Foundation, Inc.
Sonolux Building , Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights , Quezon City 1108
Tel. 426-5971
Fax 426-5970

Period Covered
For the 2007 awards, entries must have been published between January 2006 and June 2007.

A book may not be nominated again.

Deadline of submissions is on July 15, 2007.For inquiries, please contact the following:
Dit Sablan at 426-5971 loc 112 or e-mail esablan@admu.edu.ph
Sr. Maimai Rubia, fsp at 833-2972 or e-mail shalimarfsp@paulines.ph

AILAP Workshop

Call for Submission for the 7th Ateneo National Writers Workshop

The Ateneo Institute of Literary Arts and Practices (AILAP) is acceptingapplications for the 7th Ateneo National Writers Workshop to be held on October 22-27, 2007. Preference will be given to applicants who have notattended any of the national writers workshops.

Each applicant should submit a portfolio of any of the following works inEnglish or Filipino: five poems, three short stories, or two one-actplays (no mixed genres and languages please) with a title page bearing the author's pseudonym and a table of contents.

The portfolio must also be accompanied by a diskette containing a file ofthe documents saved in Rich Text Format.

All submissions should include a sealed envelope containing the author'sname, address, contact numbers, and a one-page resume including aliterary curriculum vitae with a 1x1 ID picture.

Twelve (12) fellows will be chosen from all over the country. Food andlodging accommodations will be provided.

Please address entries to: Marco A. V. Lopez, Acting Director, AILAP, c/oFilipino Department, Horacio de la Costa Hall, Loyola Schools, Ateneo deManila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.

Deadline of submissions is on August 3, 2007.

For inquiries, please contact workshop coordinators Ms. Glenda Oris, Mr.Jelson Capilos or Mr. Yol Jamendang at 426-6001 local 5320-22. You mayalso e-mail Mr. Lopez at mvlopez@ateneo.edu.

"If you make yourself more than just a man... if you devote yourself toan ideal... and if they cannot stop you, you become something else entirely... a legend, Mister Wayne."
- Henri Ducard, to Bruce Wayne ("Batman Begins")

Web news update (6 June)

Web news update (6 June)

For the latest bulletins, news and features on the Ateneo, log on to the official University Web site: http://www.ateneo.edu/. This week's stories:

-June 11 (Monday) is a special non-working holiday to celebrate Philippine Independence Day (Proclamation No. 1211). Offices and classes in the Ateneo will reopen on Tuesday, June 12.

President’s Corner
-University President Bienvenido F. Nebres, SJ, welcomes you to SY 2007-2008 (video clip and text)

-A first in the Ateneo: Administrators welcome students on video (4 video clips)
-Fr. Bert Ampil marks 50th year as Jesuit

-Blue Eagles turn Canadian arena into Loyola Gym for one spectacular game (to be posted by noon)
-First Big Blue Run gives track and field a boost (photo gallery included)

-Call for submissions for the 7th Ateneo National Writer’s Workshop
-Lecture on doing business in China, June 18
-Book on secularity and the Gospel available at JesCom

What’s new inside?
-AHS warmly welcomes freshmen (High School page)
-Situation Report 4 June 2007 (UPP page)

Check out 'Ateneo this week' for weekly campus activities. We welcome news,features, and announcements from the Ateneo community. Please send yourmaterials to commpr@admu.edu.ph. Thank you!

Reminder from the Ateneo Center for Asian Studies


Thank you for the notes, comments, and questions you sent to ACAS regarding our conference on RELIGIONS, REGIONALISM, AND GLOBALIZATION IN ASIA ON 1 February 2008. Thank you most especially for the pledge to submit an abstract and to participate in the conference. Allow us to remind you that the deadline for the title, abstract (300 words +-) and proponent’s curriculum vitae is 2 July 2007, exactly 25 days from this day. For further information, please visit us at http://www.ateneo.edu/offices/acas
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School of Social Sciences, Loyola Schools3rd Floor, Social Sciences BuildingLoyola Heights, Quezon City 1108
Tel. : (632) 426-6001 locals 5208, 5209, 5248
Fax : (632) 426-6001 local 5280
Email: acas@admu.edu.ph
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Sacred Heart Novena Masses at the Gesu

Everybody is invited to
the Novena Masses
in preparation for the
Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

The masses will be held
every 6:00 in the evening
at the Sacred Heart Chapel
of the Church of the Gesù.

The novena masses will begin on
06 June 2007, Wednesday
with Fr. Catalino Arevalo, SJ as presider.

This will culminate with a Mass on
the solemnity itself on
15 June 2007, Friday,
6:00 PM at the Main Church.

--------"The pierced side of the Redeemer is the source from which ... we must draw in order to achieve a true knowledge of Jesus, ... understand what it means to know the love of God in Jesus Christ, experience it fixing our gaze on Him, live completely on that experience of His love, and bear witness of it to others.... This mystery of God's love for us not only constitutes the content of veneration and devotion for the Heart of Jesus, it is, in the same way, the content of all true Christian spirituality and devotion.... In fact, being Christian is only possible with our gaze fixed on the cross of our Redeemer."

Letter from Benedict XVI to Fr. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach S.J., superior general of the Society of Jesus
For inquiries, commments or suggestions, kindly contact:
Ateneo de Manila University

Telephone Numbers:
For reservations: Marife at 426-6069 or 426-6001 loc.4071

To contact the Gesu Campus Ministers:
Edmark at 426-6001 loc. 4076
Jerome at 426-6001 loc. 7154
Fax Number: 426-60-69
E-mail Address: gesu@admu.edu.ph


Monday, 4 June 2007

POWER: To ensure that back-up power generators are ready when needed, monthly operation of the generators will be conducted with load. There will be power fluctuation when the generator is turned on and off. Affected units will be informed ahead of time so as not to disrupt their operations. This monthly operation of the generator is part of the maintenance procedure.

COMMUNICATION: Upgrading of the PABX is proceeding as scheduled. The plan is to cut over to the new system by Saturday, 9 June. There will be some disruption in but it will be done mostly at night.

To have a common time on campus, we are requesting all units to synchronize their time with Manila Observatory’s Time. For instructions on installing this in your computers, please click: http://cng.ateneo.edu/timeinstructions.html
WATER: All cisterns and overhead tanks in the three campuses have been cleaned, tested and found potable and are ready for the start of classes in June.

SECURITY: The incidence of theft and robbery increases at the start of classes, particularly during registration period. Freshmen have been the favorite targets of crimes listed below:


There have been several cases of snatching along Katipunan. The situation is not rampant but it is nevertheless alarming. In all reported cases, snatching was committed by two men riding motorcycles for a quick getaway. Victims have been mainly females carrying two or more bags.


Thieves in pairs or more would surprise a victim by holding the shoulder (aakbay) of the victim and pointing a knife or a sharp instrument on the side of the victim with the other arm. They thieves would make it appear that they are friends of the victim while they rob him of his wallet, cell phone and other valuables.

Variation of this modus operandi: One of two thieves would accuse a victim of some made-up charges, i.e., insulting a female relation, or of being a member of a fraternity. The victim would generally deny the charge and demand to confront his accuser. The thieves would then demand:

1. To see the ID of the victim. Since the ID usually is kept in the wallet, they will be able to see the money in his wallet.
2. Or check if the victim has a tattoo in the neck. This is to see if the victim has a necklace.
3. Take the victim to confront his accuser. All the victims willingly went with the thieves. Once in an isolated place, the outnumbered victim is robbed of his valuables.

Area of operation: Gate 2.5 Footbridge, along the west side of Katipunan and at PUV stop/waiting area.

Counter measures:

1. Be alert and be aware of your surroundings. Do not read or send sms while crossing the footbridge and while walking along Katipunan.
2. Keep your distance from strangers and suspicious persons.
3. Dormers are advised to go in groups when eating along Katipunan at night.


A team of two to three thieves would gain the confidence of their victim. One or two would get the attention of the victim, while the third would do the stealing. Several offices on campus have been victimized in the last five years.

Area of operation: Offices, fast food eatery, restaurants, and malls.

Counter measures:

1. Entertain visitors in the reception area and do not allow visitors to go behind the work table.
2. Do not leave cell phones, bags, wallets and valuables on top of the table in theoffice.
3. Do not leave the work area unattended.
4. Lock offices during lunch breaks.

Carelessness remains the main cause of losses on campus. The community is encouraged to be vigilant and to be careful of their belongings.

Beware of this woman.
Click here to view picture http://www.ateneo.edu/upp/sitrep_doc/Sitrep_040607.doc

“VIRGINIA A. SOLIS” was apprehended last 31 January 2007 between the College Chapel and the Gonzaga Hall female toilet by the Quad roving guard. She was recognized by the guard as the same person apprehended for earlier theft on campus.

Two months later she conned a Grade School student in Katipunan in believing that she was a friend of the student’s mother. She managed to get the cell phone by claiming to be talking to the mother. She also took the cash of the boy, allegedly on the instruction of the boy’s mother.

Her other aliases are: Mary Jane Sales Mallari, Cynthia Ilagan and Cynthia de los Reyes with a corresponding ID for each name. She is on the loose and can use another name.
TRAFFIC: It is easier to get the gate pass stickers now than when registration starts next week. Ateneo and affiliated personnel are encouraged to get their stickers now.


A – Always lock all car doors when you park.
N – Never stay inside the car while parked as hoodlums could just point a weapon or gun to you and take your car easily.
T – Take your family members with you when you park.
I – Install safety and alarm devices whenever possible.

C – Check the area for suspicious looking person/s.
A – Always park in well-lighted areas at night.
R – Remove visible valuables inside the car that may tempt hooligans to break in your car and steal not only your valuables but your car as well.
N – Never entrust car keys to anybody or a stranger who could have it duplicated.
A – Avoid and never trust hitch-hikers especially beautiful women. They serve as lovely baits.
P – Park your car in a secured area as much as possible.
P – Provide necessary information to area security if you see suspicious looking persons/s.
I – Install a hidden master switch whenever possible.
N – Never leave your car windows and doors open especially during traffic jams or in crowded areas.
G – Secure and lock garage gates at all times.

D – Drive your car towards crowded area if you are being followed by suspicious looking persons/motorist.
R – Remove vital spare parts like “ROTOR” before leaving your car.
I – Investigate thoroughly applicant-drivers before hiring them.
V – Verify prospective buyers before entrusting a “FOR SALE” car for test-drive purposes.
E – Entrust car keys to the management when leaving it behind.


Please email comments to uppa@admu.edu.ph
Situation Report of 4 June 2007 is also posted at http://www.admu.edu.ph/index.php?p=472

Tai CHi

To the Tai Chi class of Dr. Quimpo,

We would like to know when you would like to hold our sessions in thefirst semester. We will begin in the second week of classes. Please emailme your preferred schedule so we can arrange for the gourp's schedule andreserve a venue.

There are some people who have not attended last semester's sessions butwould like to join in the first semester. You need to learn the steps wehave covered. We can have make-up/review classes next week. Would youlike to have them beginning Tuesday at 5:30? Please reply if interested.I'm afraid the new students will need at least 5-6 sessions.

Thank you.


To the Ateneo Community:

In your prayers, please remember Mrs. Rosalia M. Acido who joined our creator on 23 May 2007 due to liver cancer. She was the mother of Josel M. Acido (University Physical Plant) and Joseph Jonathan M. Acido (Grade School).Her remains was waked at their residence in Ateneo Housing Project, Barangka, Marikina City. The funeral is scheduled this morning, 2 June 2007.Eternal rest grant unto her and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

University Physical Plant


Please include in your prayer Mrs. Ofelia Granados (the mother of Carlos"Granni" Granados Jr, formator of the Office for Social Concern andInvolvement) who is currently confined at Lung Center of the Philippines.Mrs. Granados has been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes (insulin-dependent)that affected her lungs, intestine, heart, kidney, liver, with low-bloodcells.Thank you.

Ma. Agnes Alimbog
Office for Social Concern and Involvement (OSCI)
G/F MVP Center for Student Leadership Building
Ateneo de Manila University(+63 2)426-1017; (+ 63 2) 426-6001 locals 5090/5091/5092(+63 2) 0917 5030501; (02) 933-5485

UPPA: Security Bulletin

Thursday, 24 May 2007


A car parked at the North Carpark was broken into by a “Bukas Kotse” team of two men at 4:15 p.m. last Wednesday, 16 May 2007. One of the suspects was seen by the guard alighting from a black Nissan sedan ZEP 922 and breaking the window of a parked car. After taking a green bag, the suspects drove towards Gate 3.5.

After the alert was sounded a roving guard chased the suspects’ car. A PNP Mobile patrol that just entered Gate 3 to check on Bantay Bilang also joined the chase. The suspects almost hit the guard who was stopping them at Gate 3.5. Unfortunately the roving guard lost the car at the CP Garcia U-turn. The PNP Mobile chased another car, and not the suspects’ car.

The Quirino Police Station (PS-9) investigators traced the vehicle to a rent-a-car company and learned that the car was rented on the day the break-in occurred on campus. They were also able to identify the person who rented the vehicle, whose pictures and driver’s license is shown below:

Click here to view picture http://www.ateneo.edu/upp/bulletin/sb240507/sb240507.php

27 years old, resident of 81L22 Summer Green II, Cainta, Rizal

Click here to view picture http://www.ateneo.edu/upp/bulletin/sb240507/sb240507.php

Ateneo LSIA guards positively identifying suspect as the driver of the getaway vehicle.

The suspect, CEFERINO BUYO BAYHON voluntarily surrendered to Precinct 9 yesterday but the witnesses were not available. He again presented himself this morning at Precinct 9 and was positively identified by Ateneo guards as the driver of the black Nissan getaway car. He is currently detained at PS-9 for investigation.

Click here to view picture http://www.ateneo.edu/upp/bulletin/sb240507/sb240507.php

CEFERINO BUYO BAYHON is shown talking with his mother and cousin at PS-9.

For the information of the community, there have been eight cases of car break-ins in the Loyola Heights campus since December 2006. Campus security also learned that the UP Diliman campus Special Police has had twenty cases this year alone. The same modus operandi used in UP Diliman was also used here.

The community is advised to keep valuables in car trunks rather than the back seat or under the seats.

[Re] Appointments in the Loyola Schools

25 May 2007


FROM : The President

SUBJECT : (Re)Appointments in the Loyola Schools

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I am pleased to inform the University Community of the following (re)appointments in the Loyola Schools:


Mr. Eduardo Jose E. Calasanz 11 June 2007 – 31 March 2008
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Ms. Pia Sandra Nazareno-Acevedo 1 June 2007 – 31 March 2010
Office of Student Activities

Mr. Benjamin Joseph T. Afuang 1 June 2007 – 31 March 2010
Coordinator for College Athletics


Ms. Anna Marie O. Fernandez 1 April 2007 – 31 March 2010
Ateneo Center for English Language Teaching

Ms. Apricinia B. Fernandez 1 April 2007 – 31 March 2008
Ateneo Language Learning Center

Mr. Marco Aniano V. Lopez 1 April 2007 – 31 March 2008
Acting Director
Ateneo Institute for Literary Arts and Practices

Ms. Ma. Consuelo C. Camacho 1 June 2007 – 31 March 2010
Assistant to the Dean


Dr. Wilfredo F. Arce 1 May 2007 – 31 May 2007
Interim Director
Institute of Philippine Culture

Dr. Ellen H. Palanca 1 April 2007 – 31 March 2008
Confucius Institute

Fr. Aristotle C. Dy, S.J. 1 April 2007 – 31 March 2008
Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies and
Associate Director
Confucius Institute

Dr. Cielito F. Habito 1 April 2007 – 31 March 2008
Ateneo Center for Economic Research and
Development (ACERD)

Dr. Lydia Yu-Jose 1 April 2007 – 31 March 2008
Ateneo Center for Asian Studies (ACAS)

Dr. Edna P. Franco 1 April 2007 – 31 March 2008
Executive Director
Ateneo Center for Research and Organizational
Development (ACORD)

Dr. Ma. Regina M. Hechanova 1 April 2007 – 31 March 2008
ACORD Director for Research and
Organizational Development


Section Changes for NSTP

Hey Sophomores! :)

Please take note of the changes in sections (as of May 28, 5:00PM)

NSTP1 - LTS Sec. H (Holy Spirit Elemtary School, Commonwealth QC) has been dissolved.

NSTP1 - CWTS Sec. U (an Environment Sector, but I still do not have its description) have been added to the list. This class has 30 slots, and its schedule is every Saturday, 0700 - 1200. Ms. Antoinette Snday Capistrano will be the formator-in- charge for this class.

NSTP1 - LTS Sec. AF has a change in slots. It can offer only 27 slots.

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Lecture: Doing Business in China


in cooperation with

School of Government
Center for Continuing Education, Graduate School of Business


invites you to attend a special lecture on

Major Challenges

Mason Fellow
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

18 June 2007, Monday
5:30 p.m.
Amphitheater, Ateneo Professional Schools
Rockwell Drive, Makati City

Mr. Steven Koon, a Mason Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government-
Harvard University, is the founder of AvantChange, a non-profit organization promoting
social entrepreneurship in Asia.

Before founding AvantChange, Mr. Koon worked in China for more than 12
years as senior executive for major multinationals. As a management development
consultant, he has taught strategic management to over 3000 executives in
multinationals and State-Owned Enterprises across China. His major clients include Coca Cola, Alcatel, Honeywell, Maersk, SAP, China Mobile, China Merchant Bank, Bao Steel, Sina, Sohu, etc.

Mr. Koon holds a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University and a Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. Mr. Koon is fluent in both English and Mandarin.

RSVP : 426-6001 locals 5208, 5209, 5280 (Anna /Eleanor/Ritch) 830-2041 or 830-2050 (Art)

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FR. ARISTOTLE C. DY, S.J.DirectorRicardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies
School of Social Sciences
Ateneo de Manila University
3rd Floor, Social Sciences Building
Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108
Telephone : (632) 426-6001 locals 5208, 5209, 5280
Fax : (632) 926-5118
Email : leongcenter@admu.edu.ph

Temporary LS Registrar's Office Telefax

Dear all:

Please be advised that the LS Registrar's Office telefax # 426-6123 will be disabled temporarily from June 5-9, 2007.

You may send fax messages thru tel.# 4266001 local 5130 during thisperiod.

Thank you.


UPPA Situation Report [May 30, 2007]

Wednesday, 30 May 2007

POWER: All Ateneo generators have been checked and are operated without load once a month to ensure readiness when needed. Electrical infrastructure, such as transformers, vacuum switches and cut-out fuses have also been checked and certified ready for the rainy season and start of classes.

COMMUNICATION: Upgrading of the PABX is proceeding as scheduled. The plan is to cut-over to the new system by Saturday, 9 June. There will be some disruption in the PABX system but it will be mostly at night and should not disrupt operations.

WATER: All cisterns have been cleaned and are ready for the start of classes in June. However, the incidence of busted pipes is a recurring problem on campus due to trees.
The water line supplying AIR was found busted last Sunday, 27 May. It was repaired early the following day, Monday 28 May as shown below:

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Left: University Physical Plant personnel locating the damaged line along Seminary Drive across the LS Swimming Pool.
Middle: Damaged line pushed by the roots of a Mahogany tree.
Right: Close up of the damaged water line.

The work on the water connection of Leong Hall across University Road has been completed as shown in the following pictures:

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TRAFFIC: It is easier to get the gate pass stickers now than when registration starts next week. Ateneo and Affiliated personnel are encouraged to get their stickers now before the rush next week.

Shown below is how the 2007-2008 sticker should be attached to the vehicle:

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SECURITY: There are more lost items found by guards, maintenance personnel and tricycle drivers than those reported by students. Another honest tricycle driver, MR. ORLANDO Y. DIAMASA (LPTODA Green 137) of Sitio Libis, UP Diliman returned a cell phone of a Tulong Dunong Program student of the High School. Mr. Diamasa found the cell phone in his tricycle sidecar last Wednesday, 16 May 2007. The honest driver immediately turned over the cell phone to the LHS, SJS and AIR roving guard

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Honest tricycle driver MR. ORLANDO Y. DIAMASA (LPTODA Green 137) returning the cell phone of Ms. Kimberly Estanislao of Marikina City at the Security Office last Saturday, 19 May.

Close coordination has been established by Ateneo with the PNP Precinct 9 which is responsible for providing security outside the campus. The new Station Commander, Superintendent Oscar V Palisoc paid a courtesy call on Fr. Bienvenido F. Nebres, S.J. last Friday, 25 May 2007 shown below:

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Left: PNP Superintendent Oscar V Palisoc meeting with LSIA Operations Manager Mr. Rupert B. Protacio (middle) and SGS Avelino R Guzilan, LSIA Ateneo Detachment Commander.
Middle: Superintendent Palisoc with Fr. Bienvenido F. Nebres, S.J. inside the Board Room.
Right: Fr. B.F. Nebres, S.J. meeting Superintendent Palisoc outside the board room.

RAINY SEASON: The heavy downpour last Tuesday night resulted in leaks in some buildings and flash floods on campus. The cleaning of roof gutters last summer will have to be done continuously this rainy season to prevent leaks in offices. There were leaks in offices because leaves continue to fall as in the case of Xavier Hall shown below:

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Accumulated leaves clogging downspout drain of Xavier Hall Annex (Treasurer’s Office & OADAR)

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The downspout drains of the other end of Xavier Hall were also clogged (on the side of the Personnel side) and being cleared by University Physical Plant personnel.
The flash floods on campus due to unusually heavy rains do not last very long. However, the drainage system is undermined. Remaining to be repaired in time for the start of classes is the drainage under the Paseo de Reilly near Arrupe International Residence shown below:


Please email comments to uppa@admu.edu.ph
Situation Report of 30 May 2007 is also posted at http://www.admu.edu.ph/upp/advisory.htm