Ateneo Blue Christmas (ABC) RecWeek on Sept 3-7 at Kostka Extension

Are you looking for a perfect way to celebrate Christmas?
Then sign up for Ateneo Blue Christmas!

Ateneo Blue Christmas (ABC) 2007:
Dancing When The Stars Go Blue

It is an annual whole day event where in we get to
share an Ateneo Christmas with kids from depressed areas.

So sign up either as facilitators (Ate's and Kuya's),
logistics volunteers, secretariat or as class hosts!
Just drop by our booth on Sept 3-7, 2007 at the Kostka Extension.

Ateneo Blue Christmas Day is on
December 1, 2007!

Make this Christmas memorable by making kids smile.
Don't let them have a Blue Christmas...without you.



((aMp)) and Halikinu Radio

in cooperation with the Ateneo Collegiate Society of Advertising (CoSA)


Techno Rock!

Dance floor meets mosh pit

on September 1, Saturday, 8PM

at Kublai's, Katipunan


((aMp)) Roster Bands
((aMp)) DJ's Mike Oreta, Glen Lopez, and Picoy Cruz

with guest bands

Taken By Cars



PhP 150 with free drink.

See you there!

Save the Music.

SUGOD! SOH Fiesta: Pagtugon sa Hamon ng Makabagong Panahon

Humanities School Board presents:
SOH FIESTA:Pagtugon sa hamon ng makabagong panahon
August 31 @ the Katips Bar & Grillery (7pm)
*Featuring: A Modern Filipino Fashion Design Contest
with Ming Ong, Tippi Ocampo, Puey Quinones, Cielo Fronteras and SOH students!

*Performances from The Fruits, Gene Pool, ((aMp)), CADs & Humanities Orgs!
Tickets sold @ the Dela Costa Foyer P100

Ateneo CORD's Human Resource Planning and Staffing

The Ateneo Center for Organization Research and Development
invites you to join the certificate course in
Human Resource Planning and Staffing
on September 3-7, 2007

This five-day course designed to provide participants with the skills in human resources planning and forecasting, recruitment, and selection.

At the end of the program, participants are expected to:
1. Be able to identify competencies (for a specific position)
2. Conduct interview simulation
3. Formulate a recruitment and selection plan

Modular Description
Module I: Strategic HRM and HR Planning
The first module introduces the participants to an overview of strategic HRM, linking the role of Human Resources to the attainment of company mission, vision, and strategy. Participants will also be taught skills in HR planning and forecasting HR requirements.

Module II: Identifying Competencies
This module will orient participants with competencies and the different competency models. They will be able to identify core and functional competencies in their organization, which will be useful in the placement of employees.

Module III: Recruitment
Learners will be exposed to recruitment processes, methods (internal and external), and the evaluation of recruitment strategies. Participants are expected to develop a recruitment plan for a given position.

Module IV: Selection
This module is designed to equip participants in utilizing various selection methods: interviews, personality tests, biographical data, and assessment centers. At the end of this module, learners are expected to create a selection plan for a given position.

Course Investment
P15,000 per participant inclusive of meals and materials for the whole program.


September 3-7, 2007

Don't wait until the employee resigns!
Identify the type of individuals you are looking for in advance!

Strategize on the most effective sources that will provide the right kinds of candidates, at the lowest cost and in the least possible time!

To learn more about the recruitment, planning and selection, register before August 27 and avail of the early bird discount!
Last day of registration is on August 29, 2007 (Wednesday).

Contact us at (632) 4265931 or 4266065 or email:
for details and information.
Hope to see you soon!

Ateneo Center for Organization Research and Development (CORD)
2/F Hoffner Building, Social Development Complex, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan , QC
Tel 426-5931 / 426-6282 / 426-6001 loc 5263
Fax 426-6065
Please visit our website at

Invitation for the 15th Family Business Breakfast Round Table


The Fifteenth Family Business Breakfast Roundtable
"Who's the boss?"
"Who gets the bigger responsibility?"
"How do we divide our time?"
"How do we settle conflict?"
"How do parents in the family business affect the family?"

Come and hear from successful couples who lovingly team-up in the familybusiness!

"Love Team In the Family business"

Mr. & Mrs. Feliciano Juarez

Mr. Salvador Mangundayao & Ms. Pin Antonio

MR SALVADOR MANGUNDAYAO & MS. PIN ANTONIO own and operate the successful Salon de Manila chain. They have 6 Salon de Manila outlets and 3 Antonio hairdressing all over Metro Manila. Many of their clients are well knowncelebrities and personalities.
MR. & MRS. FELICIANO JUAREZ own and operate the successful printing andphotocopying business, Copylandia. There are now 40 printshops nationwideand growing.
The couples will talk about how they made their family business successful. How they team-up in managing the family business. How theyshare authority, responsibilities and chores? Role modelling to thechildren. Time spent with the family.
The talk is open to parents, business owners, managers, educators, andanyone interested in knowing the strategies employed by the successful family businesses.
The Fifteenth Session will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2007 from7:30 am to 10:00 am. Our venue for the Family Business Breakfast Roundtable will be at the McKinley Room of the Manila Polo Club in Makati City. Registration fee is PhP700.00 inclusive of breakfast. Only a maximumof 50 participants will be accommodated.

For reservations, please contact:

Ms. Jen Mendoza at 928-3503,

Ms. Cristy Mandagan at 426-4691,

You may also fax your completed registration form to 426-4691

We hope you can be a part of what will certainly be a fruitful andrelevant discussion on parenting in Family Business.

Prof. Ricky H. Mercado
Family Business Development Center
John Gokongwei School of Management

Prof. Terry L. Galura
Associate Director
Family Business Development Center
John Gokongwei School of Management


Dear All,

On behalf of the family of my late brother, VICTOR SALAZAR RIVERA, who passed away on the feastday of Mother Mary's Assumption, AUGUST 15, I would like to thank the Ateneo Community for your prayers, flowers, donations and most of all, your loving presence inspite of the rains during the wake.

Maraming, maraming salamt po sa inyong lahat.

+Eternal rest grant unto Victor, O Lord.
And let the perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace. AMEN.

Tina Rivera-Barzabal
Central Purchasing Office

The Podium as a possible venue for School Activities

For: School Adminitrators
The President of Student Council
Parent's Auxiliary

From: The Podium Marketing Group
Date: August 23,2007


The Podium has been known to be a venue of worthwhile events. In line with this, we would like to invite your school to have anyactivities/performances that we can incorporate in our mall activities for the month of September until March 2008.

In return, we will gladly provide you the following:

> Venue
>security and maintenance
>sound system
>food (maximum of 20 pax)
>school event to be included in our event calendar print ad

We hope you find this proposal favorable for both parties.

Thank you very much. Should there be any concerns,please feel free tocontact the undersigned at 638-9781 loc.128.

Princess G. Joson
Brand Officer

Web news update (23 August)

Web news update (23 August)

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

o Ateneo team is overall champion of first ING Funds Tournament
o ACELT celebrates 26th year of teacher-training

o Pitching in for education reform

o Lady Eagles Bulletin #9: Lady Eagles defeat Lady Falcons anew
o Lady Eagles Bulletin #8: Lady Eagles start 2nd Round with a win
o Team Philippines/AP still int'l champion of 27th Junior League World Series

o Forum lecture by Suchen Christine Lim, Aug.24
o October Ignatian Retreats
o New ' Intersect' issue talks about children’s rights
o Internet enlistment for all undergraduate students for 2nd Sem
o Ateneo Theater Arts seniors present Floy Quintos’ 'Fluid,' Aug. 30 onwards

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

Shifting Announcements


The Loyola Schools Guidance Office (LSGO) is conducting CEW for the students who want to shift by the Second Semester of SY 2007-2008.

· CEW is held every Wednesday (1:30-4:30 p.m.) and Saturday (8:30-11:30 a.m.) starting August 22, 2007 until September 15, 2007 for the Sophomores and until September 22, 2007 for the Juniors and Seniors.

· Drop by the LSGO and sign up as soon as possible. Slots are available on a first come, first served basis. Look for Sir Rommel.

The ADAA shifting deadlines for upperclassmen are as follows: Sept 30 for Sophomores and first week of second semester for Juniors and Seniors. This means that you should have processed and submitted your load revision forms by then.

For inquiries, please feel free to visit us at the LS Guidance Office, 1st floor, Berchmans Hall.
See ya there!

Ateneo UAAP Basketball Games Schedule

Standings as of Tuesday, Aug 21, 2007:Blue Eagles at 4-4, 5th placeLady Eagles at 8-1, 1st place tie with UPBlue Eaglets at 9-0, 1st place

UAAP Basketball 2007-2008

Second Round

Sunday, August 12, 2007 - Araneta Coliseum
4:00 pm UE VS ADMU

Saturday, August 25, 2007 - Ninoy Aquino
4:00 pm FEU VS ADMU

Thursday, August 30, 2007 - Araneta Coliseum
4:00 pm UST VS ADMU

Saturday, September 1, 2007 - Cuneta Astrodom
2:00 pm ADU VS ADMU

Thursday, September 6, 2007 - Ninoy Aquino
2:00 pm ADMU VS UP

Sunday, September 9, 2007 - Araneta Coliseum
4:00 pm ADMU VS DLSU

Thursday, September 13, 2007 - Araneta Coliseum
4:00 pm ADMU VS NU

UAAP Basketball 2007-2008

Second Round

Sunday, August 19, 2007 - Blue Eagle Gym
1:15 pm FEU VS ADMU

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - FEU Gym
11:30 am ADMU VS ADU

Saturday, August 25, 2007 - Blue Eagle Gym
1:15 pm DLSU VS ADMU

Sunday, September 2, 2007 - Blue Eagle Gym
9:45 am UE VS ADMU

Tuesday, September 4, 2007 - FEU Gym
8:00 am ADMU VS NU

Sunday, September 9, 2007 - Blue Eagle Gym
1:15pm UP VS ADMU

Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - FEU Gym
8:00 am ADMU VS UST

UAAP Basketball 2007-2008

Second Round

Saturday, August 11 2007 - Blue Eagle Gym
12:00 nn FEU VS ADMU

Tuesday, August 14, 2007 - FEU Gym
2:00 pm ADMU VS ADU

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - FEU Gym
12:00 nn ADMU VS UE

Sunday, August 26, 2007 - Blue Eagle Gym
2:00 pm UP VS ADMU

Saturday, September 1, 2007 - Blue Eagle Gym
12:00 nn ADMU VS UST

Saturday, September 8, 2007 - UST Gym
2:00 pm ADMU VS DLSU

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - FEU Gym
10:00 am NU VS ADMU

SITUATION REPORT - Tuesday, 21 August 2007

SITUATION REPORTTuesday, 21 August 2007
The Situation Report of 21 August 2007, with relevant photos, is posted at
It may also be downloaded as a Word file from

POWER: The Leong Hall will be connected to the Katipunan grid. This will require an extended power outage in the Katipunan grid Sunday 26 August and Monday 27 August from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on both days. Affected facilities are:

Loyola Schools: Social Science, De la Costa, Faura, Schmitt Hall, SEC complex, PLDT-CTC, JGSOM, SOM Mall, Mateo Ricci, Gonzaga, Berchmans, Kostka, Xavier, MIS, PABX, MVP, Rizal Library Main and Annex and Bellarmine.
Auxiliary Units: SDC Complex and Gesu.
Affiliated Units: PIPAC, ISO, Hoeffner, EAPI and JR.

COMMUNICATION: Lightning and a thunderstorm early Saturday morning, 18 August damaged four single line cards of the PABX, disconnecting 33 local lines, including the security office. University Physical Plant personnel replaced the damaged cards and restored communication by 10:00 a.m. of the same day.

WATER: The Loyola Schools Biology Department is investigating the problem of the High School MST cistern. Results will be announced in a month’s time.

TRAFFIC: Heavy rains last Wednesday, 8 August flooded sections of Katipunan. Flooding was due to large volume of rainfall and plastic bags that repeatedly block road drainage.

Southbound lane (to the flyover) of Katipunan before the Gate 2.5 footbridge.
Northbound lane (to UP) before the Gate 2.5 footbridge.
Northbound lane between the footbridge and Gate 2.5.
Flooded area under the footbridge.
Flooded football field near Gate 2.

Following SOP, University Physical Plant personnel checked the drainage outlets and continuously removed plastic bags that blocked the flow of water until the flood subsided. Northbound motorists were also allowed to pass through the diversion road (parallel to Katipunan from Gate 2 to Gate 3) to ease traffic build-up on Katipunan.

Saturday, 18 August Katipunan Accident: A 2nd year BS Management student was injured in an accident around 4:00 a.m. last Saturday, 18 August at the foot of the northbound lane of the flyover. The student’s car was bumped by a van. While waiting for the tow truck to move his car, the student’s car was bumped by one of two passenger jeepneys racing with each other. The student was hit by his own car.

The unidentified tow truck crew is commended for:

Taking the seriously injured victim immediately to the Quirino Memorial Hospital for medical attention.
Pursuing the two jeepneys from the scene of the accident up to the Xanland building near Gate 3 where the jeepneys where abandoned.
Chasing and apprehending the escaping hit-and-run drivers.

Sunday, 19 August Katipunan Accident: A northbound SUV was bumped by a speeding sedan under the Gate 2.5 footbridge past midnight of Saturday, 18 August. The sedan overtook another vehicle at the narrow section of Katipunan and smashed into the SUV.

The SUV proved sturdier than the sedan. Nobody was injured. This is another case of reckless and irresponsible driving along Katipunan late at night and early in the morning. The community is cautioned to drive defensively during this risk-intensive time.

PARKING: Patching of potholes in carparks is being done continuously. However, heavy rain damages the work already done in carparks.

TRASH COLLECTION: The Grade School is commended for substantially reducing their trash by requiring students to bring their food containers rather than use Styrofoam food containers from the cafeteria.


Please email comments to

Visit the University Physical Plant website at

Ateneo wins at the 2007 ING Funds Tournament

Congratulations to the Ateneo de Manila University-Hello World Team foremerging as the Over-all Champion of the 2007 ING Funds Tournament.
The members of the team are:

Carlos Miguel L. Cruz IV BS Management Engineering
John Cezar S. De Guzman IV BS Management Engineering
Aceyork U.Unsay IV AB Economics

The ING Funds Tournament is an intercollegiate competition that providesthe student teams with the opportunity to manage a virtual fund portfolioover a period of two months. In this initial run of the ING FundsTournament, the Hello World Team bested seven other finalists with itssolid and consistent participation in the competition.

The awarding ceremony will be on September 5, 2007 at the Philippine StockExchange Makati Broker's Lounge.

Wanted: Child Rights Champion> Intersect latest issue now out!

Wanted: Child Rights Champion

It is often said that children are the hope of our fatherland. There are children however who are behind bars: they are called children in conflict with the law (CICL). According to the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006 (RA 9344), children 15 years old and below are exempt from criminal liability. We may then ask, who will advocate their cause and not allow them to be thrown into jail?

Intersect, the quarterly magazine of the John J. Carroll Institute on Church and Social Issues (JJCICSI) in its latest issue titled “Directions, anyone?,” features an article on the condition of CICLs in jail. Titled “Wanted: Child Rights Champion,” the article also talks about the urgency of the situation of these children in jails and how newly elected officials can uphold their rights.

Is there hope for our children? Will our newly elected officials champion their cause? Read the Intersect now and find out. Call us at 426-6001 to 30 local 4665 or e-mail us at or 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. Magazines are also sold in Tanging Yaman stores at Sonolux Building and Loyola House of Studies.

In your prayers: Mr. Jose G. Viado, Jr.

In your prayers, please remember MR. JOSE “MANG BOYONG” VIADO, JR. who died of a heart attack, at the age of 79 on Sunday, 19 August 2007.

Mang Boyong, as he was fondly called by friends, was the father of Nora dela Cruz, former Department Secretary of Interdisciplinary Studies . Mr. Viado, Jr., served the Ateneo de Manila for years as a Superintendent at Central Maintenance Department.

His body lies in state at Eric Santiago Funeral Homes, Bayan Bayanan Ave, Marikina City. Interment date is to be announced.

May he rest in peace and may God's perpetual light shine upon him!

Condolences from Ateneo Staff Association (ASA)


Vicky Calderon
ASA Documentation Head

The great thing in this world is not so muchwhere we are, but in what direction we are moving
-O.W. Holmes

Masters Degrees for ADMU Grads in Sydney and Adelaide, Australia

Dear Ateneo Student Organizations,

Good day!

My name is April Santos, an Ateneo alumni (AB SoS '99, Kaingin 1995-1999) and currently Vice President for Operations of an authorized Manila-based agency of Australian education providers.

Our firm, Aussie Pinoy Edu.Com Corp (APECC) represents Australian universities that offer Masters degrees in Business Management, Accounting, Information Technology, International Hotel/Restaurant/Resort Management and Gastronomy. Campus locations are in Sydney and Adelaide, Australia.

We represent one of the most prestigious and world-renowned Culinary Arts institute in Australia that has campuses in the UK, France, Canada, South America and Asia. The Graduate Program is Gastronomy is also available online.

APECC will assist prospective students in the enrolment and Australian student visa process. We work closely with the Australian Embassy in Manila to ensure the efficient processing of our international students.

Unlike international students in other parts of the world, student visa holders in Australia may be allowed to legally work part time (maximum 20 hrs/week) during the term, and unlimited hours during term breaks. Salary for part time work can range from AUD 10 to AUD 30 per hour.

It is my hope to make this information of Masters degree options in Australia available to your Org's Seniors. We provide free invidual and group consultation.

Thank you and I look forward to assisting your graduating seniors in their aspirations for international studies. For more information, I can be best reached by email and mobile 0917-8506262.

Best regards,
April Santos

Why study in Australia?
Australia provides a unique kind of education and a learning style that encourages you to be innovative, creative and think independently. Australia attracts the third largest number of international students in the English-speaking world after the USA and UK. In some countries Australia is the students' first choice study destination.

Australia offers an education experience that makes a real difference. Graduates from Australia are very successful in finding jobs and hold prominent positions worldwide. Additionally, they are readily accepted for postgraduate study at leading international universities.

Australia is a dynamic, vibrant country and its people are energetic, friendly and confident. Multicultural Australia is a safe, friendly, sophisticated and harmonious society in which students can learn and travel in an English speaking country.

Australia also offers excellent value for money and a standard of living which is among the highest in the world. Living expenses and tuition costs in Australia are considerably less expensive than the UK and USA.

Aussie Pinoy Edu.Com Corporation
International study consultants
Manila, Philippines
Tel. (632) 6348074 ; (632) 7214568

World-class degrees in AUSTRALIA:
Business, Marketing, Accounting, Information Technology, Tourism, Hospitality Management & Culinary Arts

SITUATION REPORT - Monday, 13 August 2007

Monday, 13 August 2007
The Situation Report of 13 August 2007, with relevant photos, is posted at
It may also be downloaded as a Word file from

TRAFFIC: The main causes of accidents in Katipunan are the flagrant disregard of traffic rules and irresponsible driving.

Accident No.1: 10:10 a.m. Thursday, 9 August. A white SUV darted from the southbound service road (near National Book Store) crossing Katipunan to make a U-turn under the Gate 2.5 pedestrian footbridge. A southbound green Lancer smashed into the rear of the SUV. Nobody was hurt but both vehicles were damaged. The white SUV should have made the U-turn under the flyover.

Accident No. 2: 8:15 p.m. Friday, 10 August. A northbound motorcycle on the outermost lane of Katipunan (closest to Ateneo) slammed into a Camry turning right with flashing turn-signal to Gate 3. The motorcyclist and his passenger suffered minor injuries. The Camry’s front passenger door was damaged. The motorcyclists asked the Camry driver to claim from the insurance the cost of the repairs needed and forget the incident. The traffic accident investigator ruled that the motorcycle was at fault.

Accident No. 3: 8:30 a.m. Saturday, 11 August. A southbound motorcycle on the inner lane smashed into a Lancer making a U-turn under the Gate 2.5 footbridge. The Lancer incurred major damage while the motorcycle had only broken light covers. The community is advised to drive defensively along Katipunan and to be particularly wary of irresponsible motorcyclists.

Footbridge in front of Miriam College: MMDA personnel removed the advertisement billboards, the cover of the footbridge, and demolished illegal concrete structures on the west end of the footbridge.

MMDA’s operation and heavy equipment affected flow of traffic particularly last Friday, 10 August after the early dismissal of the Grade School.

SECURITY: Around 4:00 a.m., Thursday, 9 August, commuters found a dead man in the shortcut road perpendicular to Katipunan. This was immediately reported to the police.

PNP SOCO personnel recovering an alleged “salvage victim”.

Around 1:00 a.m. of Friday, 10 August three alleged “salvage victims” were found on the southbound service road of Katipunan near the MMDA station. This incident was reported in the media.

Graffiti: The structures defaced by vandals last week have been repainted to cover the graffiti.

Please email comments to Visit the University Physical Plant website at

[Blueboard] HINDI KITA MALILIMUTAN: 20 Taon ng Bukas Palad

The Bukas Palad Music Ministryand the Jesuit Music Ministry of the Jesuit Communications Foundation

invite everyone to a prayer concert celebrating more than two decades of the Bukas Palad Music Ministry and commemorating the release of Bukas Palad's latest album,


at the Church of the Gesu

on Saturday, August 25, 2007


Admission is free.

Special discounts are available for those who order their cd's in advance. For more information, please call Jesuit Communications at 4265971 or visit

Corporate Social Responsibility

The Development Studies Program and the Development Society
in partnership with the
CSR Institute of the League of Corporate Foundations

invite you to


There will be six lectures on various aspects of corporate social responsibilities to be delivered by CSR practitioners. The list of speakers and topics are found below. All talks will be on Tuesdays starting at 630 pm, except for one talk on Saturday, September 8 at 9.30 a.m.

A certificate of attendance will be given to those who attend four out of the six sessions.

DATE: August 14, 2007, 630PM, Ching Tan Som11
TOPIC: Employee Volunteerism, Stakeholder Engagement, and PPPs
SPEAKERS:Pam Castro, Program Manager, Pilipinas Shell Foundation and LCF Entrepreneur Committee Chair Allan Victorino, Project Officer, Petron Foundation and LCF Communication Team Chair

DATE: August 21, 2007, 630PM, CTC 205
TOPIC: Integrating CSR and Its Value to Business
SPEAKER:Vicky Garchitorena, President, Ayala Foundation and LCF Advisory Council Member

DATE: August 28, 2007, 630PM, Ching Tan Som11
TOPIC: Identifying the Social Agenda / Developing CSR
SPEAKERS: Max Ventura, Executive Director, Philam Foundation and Chairperson, LCF Membership Committee

DATE: September 4, 2007, 630PM, Ching Tan Som11
TOPIC: Choosing CSR Projects -- A Project Planning Brief
SPEAKER: Camille Buenaventura, Social Development Manager, San Miguel Foundation and Co-Chair, LCF Youth Committee Vic Dugan, Social Development Officer, San Miguel Foundation and Co-Chair, LCF Environment Committee

DATE: September 8 (Saturday morning, 9:30 to 12:00nn)
TOPIC: The Role of the Corporate Foundation
SPEAKER: Roberto "Bobby" Calingo, Executive Director, Mirant Philippines Foundation; LCF Chairman; former Executive Director of PBSP

DATE: September 11, 2007, 630PM, Ching Tan Som11
TOPIC: Communicating CSR -- It's more than just PR
SPEAKER: Rocky Sanchez-Tirona, Managing Director and Head of Creatives, Campaigns and Grey / Campaigns Social Response Chit Juan, CEO, Figaro Coffee Company and LCF VP for Marketing and Business Development

CLCP@40 Countdown to October

Countdown to October!
days of prayer,
fasting and
humble service

We invite all CLC and YCLC members beginning August 22, 2007, Queenship of Mary , our mother, to go into special prayer, fasting and humble service.


From our salvation history we learn that Moses spent praying and fasting at Mt. Sinai to wait on God to save his people; Noah and others stayed in the ark for forty days to be saved from the flood and start new life; Jesus stayed in the desert while He fasted and prayed before He started His mission.

The forty days of Lent are spent in prayer, fasting and good work after which the season of Easter begins.

And so in joyful anticipation, from August 22, forty days to the month of October, when our celebration culminates, we unite in our acts as one national community toward CLC Magis at 40!

40…39…38… See you all in October!!!

From CLC at 40 Committee

GABAY Rummage Sale


Gabay Rummage Sale: Donate all your extras and help us raise extra scholars!

Get all the clutter out of your life now! Donate extra clothes, bags,shoes, toys, and whatnots for a good cause!

Drop your donations at Gabay Room, MVP 2nd floor, Room 219. Or if it's too heavy to bring, you can just text Tina (09062342586) and we'll get them for you!

Collection period is from July 23 until August 31. Give us all your cluttered extras and help us raise more scholars!


Ateneo Theater Arts Seniors 2008 Floy Quintos' FLUID


The Ateneo de Manila University Theater Arts Seniors 2008 presents a new production of Fluid, as the fundraising project for their creative thesis showcase which will be staged on November. The play runs for three weeks starting August 30 at the Fine Arts Studio Theater, Loyola School, Ateneo de Manila University.

Art is center-stage in this Palanca-winning full-length play by celebrated playwright/director, Floy Quintos. This play is given a fresh twist as a young cast of actors steps in to relive this shining moment in Philippine theater.

Art brings together the lives of three couples as they grapple for a life of compromise. Amir is a talented painter on the fringes of a breakdown when he meets Mira, a rich art collector, who challenges him and his belief in art. Jom and Alben are struggling theater actors debating on the struggle between high art and popular art while trying to make their relationship work. Renata is the coordinator for an orchestra whose passion for “real art” drives the domineering events coordinator, Simone, crazy in a series of wacky affairs.

At the opening of Amir’s one-man-show, all discover true art in the midst of a pandemonium that looks into hypocrisy and the awakening of exhausted creative spirits.

Heading an all-Atenean cast is Missy Maramara who plays the worldly art collector, Mira Albano, alternating with Jasmine Mendiola and Pia Bonalos. Paolo Galia and Jio Javier alternate as Amir Montano, a struggling painter. Alben and Jom, two theater actors, are played by alternates JJ Ignacio and Nikko Atienza, and alternates Gerauld Rivera and RX 93.1 DJ, Jake de Leon, respectively. The playful events coordinator, Simone, is played by Jorja Hung, Diega Villanueva and Jean Pierre Reniva while Trency Caga-anan gives life to Philharmonic coordinator, Renata.

The playwright also directs the play with the set design of Monica Sebial and costumes design of Mahar Mangahas. Voltaire de Jesus handles the lights.

Framed within the context of sex, love, money, commerce and power, witness the three couples’ game of Art and Compromise at the Fine Arts Studio Theater (G-306), 3rd floor Gonzaga Hall, Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University on August 30-31, September 1-2, 4-9, and 11-16, at 7pm with additional 2pm shows on Saturdays and Sundays. For inquiries, contact 0920-5574558 or the Fine Arts Program at 426-6001 loc. 5331.



Jean Pierre Mitchell T. Reniva
AB Psychology '07 / BFA Theater Arts '08
Ateneo de Manila University

Project Deputy Head
Loyola Schools Organization Recruitment Week '07
889-3960; 0906-2611268 ym id: risen177_187


Thousands of people take the U.P. Law Aptitude Examination (LAE) but less than two hundred people are admitted each year.

Be one of the chosen few.

Register now. Limited slots available.

For details, contact 0919-8136037 or 9067561.

You may also visit for more information about the UP LAE.

Other service offered: Civil Service Examination (Professional and Sub-professional) Review ]

Thank you and best regards.

Atty. Kat Reyes

Rizal Library Schedule (Aug. 20 & 27, 2007)




August 20, 2007 (MONDAY) - NINOY AQUINO'S DAY


Thank you.

Director, Rizal Library

Regarding cancellation of Masses at the College Chapel

Dear all,

Please be advised of the following:

1) If classes are suspended the day before, the Masses at the College Chapel are as follows:

a) Monday to Friday: 6:55am and 12nn only

b) The 5:15pm Masses on Tuesdays and Thursdays are cancelled

2) If classes are suspended on the day itself, the Masses at the College Chapel are as follows:

a) M-W-F: 6:55am, 11:30am & 12:30pm

b) T-Th: 6:55am and 12:00nn only

Thank you.

Loyola Schools Campus Ministry Office
Ateneo de Manila University
Ground Floor, MVP-CSL Building
Tel.#:426-6001 local 5161
Direct Line #:426-6522

Be on the Lot! A Directing Workshop with PAOLO DY!

ACOMM presents:Behind the Scenes: Director’s Craft

29 August 2007; 4:30-6:30pm, COMM Studio or COM D

Fee: Php50. TEXT 09173252188/09285059894 to signup :)

Click on this link to watch QWERTY by Paolo Dy, featured in STEVEN SPIELBERG’S on the lot website!

Account Activation and Internet Enlistment


INTERNET ENLISTMENT will be available to all undergraduate degree students starting the 2nd Semester of School Year 2007-2008.

Please activate your student accounts during the following dates:

Juniors: August 20 to September 8, 2007
Freshmen: September 10 to 29, 2007
All Year Levels: October 1 to 13, 2007

DO NOT DELAY ACTIVATING YOUR ACCOUNTS or you will not be able to enlist on the internet!

Go to and click on ‘Activate Your Account’. All policies and procedures for account activation and internet enlistment are spelled out on this website

Internet Enlistment is scheduled on the following dates:

Sophomores October 22 to 24, 2007
Freshmen October 25 to 27, 2007
Seniors October 28 to 31, 2007
Juniors November 1 to 4, 2007

Thank you very much!

*Sophomore and Senior students who have successfully activated their accounts before need not activate their accounts anymore.

The Registrar’s Office and MIS Office

Phobia: Maximum Tolerance Sign-Ups at SEC-B Foyer from August 13-22!

For most people, phobia stands for an exceptional or irrational fear. For the entire Ateneo community, however, it has become a uniquely Atenean activity that aims to build up interactions between the members of different organizations through a fun and exciting activity that tests their teamwork, decision-making, logic, dexterity, creativity and, of course, their ability to withstand their fears. It combines some of the best elements from the Amazing Race and Fear Factor series with the signature twist that will surely make everyone come back for more! Every year, more and more Ateneans decide to strap up, take the challenge, and battle their monsters, be they in the form of blood, rats, spiders, roaches, worms and even—believe it or not—chins, knees, and peanut butter. The challenges test one’s mental and physical prowess, as well as the ability to control your upchuck reflexes. Phobia is an experience that can be gory, messy, sweaty and icky, but it is undoubtedly an experience worth having and an adventure worth taking.

So what are you afraid of? Face your fears. Phobia 2007. Sign-ups are in the SEC-B Foyer from August 13-22. Sign-up now!

For pictures, please refer to:

Senate Inquiries Postponed

16 August 2007

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that the Senate Inquiries originally scheduled on August 17, 2007, will be postponed to another date.

As of August 16, 2007, 11:20pm, a press release advised that there will be no classes for all levels tomorrow, so we concurred that we cannot pull off the big show that we wanted if most of our audience members will choose to stay home. The attendance of the students is largely contingent on their availability after class.

Nonetheless, we are overwhelmed with everyone's response to the Inquiries.

We hope that you will choose to attend the next date when we shall reschedule the Inquiries. We shall inform you first on the new date of the event. We are genuinely looking forward to seeing you there.

Committee on Social Concern and Involvement
Ateneo de Manila Sanggunian

Working underground in the country of standing men

The Ateneo de Manila University Press, in cooperation with SM North EDSA, will launch two books about the lives of Filipino workers in Japan, both by journalist and documentary filmmaker Rey Ventura: "Underground in Japan," and "Into the Country of Standing Men." The launch will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2007, at the Atrium, 2nd Level of The Block, SM North Edsa, from 4 to 6 pm, with the support of Figaro Coffee Company.

Both books look closely at the daily lives of men and women working away from home, and chronicle their struggle toward what they hope would be a better life for themselves and their families. Through anecdotes, reflective insights, his characteristic honesty and a unique sense of humor, the author captures the complexities of such a life.

Black and white photos as well as video footages will be shown during the program as part of a public awareness campaign regarding migration.

The books are available at or may be ordered from the following bookstores: Popular (372-2162), Powerbooks (490-1158), Solidaridad(523-0870), Fully Booked (756-5001), Loyola Schools Bookstore(426-6001 ext 5184) and at the University Press bookshop (426-5984;;

[To view contents of the books click on: (Underground) and (Standing Men).]

Ateneo de Manila University Press
Bellarmine Hall, AdMU Campus
Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights
Quezon City, PHILIPPINES 1108
Tel. 63-2-4265984; 4266001 ext 4613
Visit our website:

Sunday Schedule at Matteo Ricci Hall


Effective August 19, 2007 the new Matteo Ricci Schedule everySunday will be from 12:00 nn to 8:00 pm.


Thank you.


Director, Rizal Library

Join the DREAM Team's relief operations!

The Disaster Response Emergency Assistance and Management Team (DREAM Team) of the Loyola Schools Sanggunian, under the Office of Social Concern and Involvement (OSCI) and Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan (SLB) would like to ask for your help for the victims of the recent typhoons.

Donation of cash, canned goods, rice, clothes, mosquito nets, instant coffee, used tarpaulin banners, and other relief goods would be greatly appreciated. Drop them off at the Sanggu room, MVP 200 starting Tuesday, August 21. For more information, contact Gio Tingson at 0917-8807427.

Daniel Luis R. Convocar
IV Bachelor of Arts, Major in Philosophy
0928.5045.ELI //

Invitation to GK-SLB Social Awareness Week

Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan (SLB) in cooperation with Gawad Kalinga and Ateneo de Manila University sponsor the Joey Velasco exhibit for the Social Awareness Week. Details, as follows:

Opening : August 13, 2007 10:30 a.m.
Venue : Manny V. Pangilinan Hall
Duration : August 13 to 24, 2007


August 13 : Image: Nation
4:30 p.m. MVP Hall

22 : SLB-LST Theological Hour
Speaker: Mr. Joey Velasco (Featured Artist)
10: 00 a.m. Sin Center, LST

Performance Art
Entablado and Tutok: Karapatan
4:30 p.m. MVP Hall

24: CGE (Citizenship by Good Example) Concert
4:30 p.m. MVP Hall

The exhibit will also launch the SLB JUSTICE LEAGUE - the official apprenticeship (volunteer) program simultaneous with the CGE Campaign featuring Rags2Riches where payatas beneficiaries will be selling rags. We hope you can drop by to visit the SLB and GK booths.

For details, please contact Ms. Marjorie Tejada through telephone numbers 426-6101 locals 3440/3441, telefax 426-5968, hotline SUN 8600 SLB and email (web: and We will be glad to be of help for any concerns you may have.



The Department of Political ScienceIn cooperation withThe Philippine Council for Islam and Democracy (PCID)And The Asia Foundation

Cordially invites you to

Wednesday, 15 August 2007
4:30 -- 6:00 pm
Case Study Room, Social Sciences Building


Atty. Nasser A. Marohomsalic
Co-Convenor and Fellow
Philippine Council for Islam and Democracy (PCID)


Dr. Benjamin Tolosa
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science, School of Social Sciences

Atty. Edilwassif Baddiri
Deparment of Political Science, School of Social Sciences

Mindanao has been a point of electoral controversy since the May 2004 polls due to the alleged manipulation of electoral results which made its way up to the highest positions of power, questioning the very legitimacy of the Presidency.

Through this forum, a multi-sectoral panel aims to shed light on the following issues, and provide recommendations for electoral reform and regional development:

• The 12-0 vote
• The electoral code and local practices
• Electoral administration, candidacy and proclamation
• Vote buying, fly voting, and incidents of election related violence
• Power relations in the region, particularly the ARMM

Jhoan Inciong
Graduate Assistant
Department of Political Science
Ateneo de Manila University

Seminar - physics dept

The Physics Department is inviting all those interested in Black Hole Physics to a seminar on:

Self-Force and Gravitational Waves from Black Holes Collision
to be delivered by

M.F. Ian Vega
of the Institute for Theoretical Physics
University of Florida - Gainesville

Monday, 13 August 2007, 4.30pm
Kostka 304

Christian Life Community of the Philippines at 40

To remember the people, the events, and the journey of the past 40 years.
To joyfully give thanks to God for all the blessings received
To renew commitment to our participation in Christ's mission in our particular circumstance
The Christian Life Community celebrates 40 years of being part of a 400 year old community. In 1600 the Jesuits brought the Sodality of our Lady to the College of Manila. From being a Marian organization, it had its renewal in 1967 with the introduction of the new General Principles and its Christ-centered way of life. The change of name followed as it is now called the Christian Life Community (CLC) .
We have an exciting line-up of events for you!
October Ignatian Retreats
Grand Reunion:
Pasyalan at 40
A Sodality/CLC at 40 Affair
CLCP National Convention
October Ignatian Retreats
Based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the retreats are open to all who wish to deepen their relationship with God through various ways of prayer and be disposed to receive the grace of freedom to follow the will of God. A retreat director guides and journeys with the retreatants.
October 20-23, 2007 …3-day semi-directed retreat. This is a small group retreat given common prayer points with a chance to have individual consultation with a director.

October 20-25, 2007… 5-day individually-directed retreat. This is a one on one silent retreat with prayer points given during individual consultations with a director.
Retreat begins : 2:00 pm (after lunch)
Retreat ends : 12:00 noon (after lunch)

Venue: Mirador Jesuit Villa -- a retreat house
behind Lourdes Grotto in Baguio City with a beautiful view of the city.
Accommodations: rooms are for individual or double accommodations with common toilet and bath for each wing.

Retreat Fee: P3,000 / pax for 3-day retreat
P 5,000 / pax for 5-day retreat
(inclusive of lodging, meals and snacks, stipends and retreat materials.)
Reservation: A reservation fee is requested to be paid/ deposited to the CLCP account: Christian Life Community of the Philippines, EPCI Account No.:0230-00338-6, Katipunan Branch on or before September 1, 2007. The deposit slip may be mailed or faxed to the Secretariat together with the filled-up Reservation Form.
A Retreat Preparation Questionnaire will be sent to you upon reservation which must be filled and sent back to us by fax or email not later than October 1, 2007.
Transportation: Please arrange your own transportation to and from Baguio City. Should you wish to travel with a group please contact the CLC Secretariat early for inquiry.
Bus Fare and Schedule
Victory Liner:
Regular Bus (with air-con) —P380 one way
De Luxe Bus (with air-con and CR, more spacious)—
P600 one way
Regular Bus : Every hour on the hour
De Luxe Bus: 1:15 p.m., 11:15 p.m., 12:15 a.m.
Please let us know your schedule of arrival and departure.
St. Ignatius of Loyola, pray for us!
St. Francis, Xavier, pray for us!
Bl. Peter Faber, pray for us!
Grand Reunion
Sodality/ CLC at 40 Affair
Come, celebrate! Together, we remember people, events and places. Together, we give thanks for all the blessings we received for the past 40 years. Together, we shall renew our commitment to participate in Christ's mission wherever we are in.

WHO : Sodalists, CLCers ( then and now),
Families and Friends
WHEN : October 26, 2007
WHERE : San Jose Seminary, Ateneo de Manila
University Campus, Loyola Heights,
Quezon City


5:30 pm Registration
6:00 Light Dinner
Walking Down Memory Lane
A Brief CLC Presentation
8:00 Eucharistic Celebration
9:00 A Serenade by the Hangad
Music Ministry
9:30 A Ceremony to Renew
…more food, games and fun

Please send in your notice of attendance early to help us in the logistics. Any assistance to help us defray expenses will be much appreciated, too. "Gratis et amore!!!"
Pasyalan at 40

Come and join a trip to The Horacio dela Costa Formation Center, located in Trece Martires City in Cavite. It is owned and managed by the CLC Philippines as an alternative venue to groups with limited budget for retreats, recollections and other Christian formation programs.
When: October 26, 2007
ETD from Quezon City: 7:00 a.m.
Snacks courtesy of HCFC
ETD from Trece Martires :10:30a.m.
KKB Lunch in Tagaytay City (Dutch Treat)
Viewing of Taal Lake/Volcano.
ETD from Tagaytay City: 1:30 p.m
ETA in Quezon City: 3:30 p.m.
Transportation Cost : P200/person
Reservation Fee : P100/person
Deadline: On or before September 1, 2007

Reunion here we come!!!
Magnificat, magnificat ,
magnificat anima mea Dominum
Magnificat, magnificat, magnificat anima mea!
National Convention
CLCP: Alive in Christ at 40!
All CLC members, including their friends and families, as well as former Sodality/CLC members, are invited to attend the convention as a fitting culmination of our 40th year celebration. Aside from impressive speakers on interesting and relevant topics, the most important and significant treat of the occasion is the experience of camaraderie and community life in the CLCP.

Special Features: Presentation of the 2007 MAGIS Awards
Premiere of CLC Hymn
Closing of 40th Anniversary

When : October 27 -28, 2007
Where : San Jose Seminary
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City

General Schedule:
October 27-- 8:30 a.m….Convention begins
10:00 p.m…End of Day 1

October 28—8:30 a.m…Day 2 begins
4:30 p.m. Convention ends

Convention Fee: P1,000 per person (This will cover meals, handouts, and other convention expenses)

Reservation Fee: P500
LODGING: We have reserved Pollock Renewal Center and some of the rooms in San Jose Seminary for the convention participants.

Cost: P440 for the duration of the program.

Convention participants are encouraged to arrive on October 26, p.m. and attend the Grand Reunion at no extra cost.

Those who may need assistance for lodging cost may apply for subsidy. Address all requests to the Accommodations Committee c/o the CLCP Secretariat.

a) Pollock Center – inside Ateneo Campus. This is a room/dormitory built for retreats and recollections.
b) San Jose Seminary Rooms – inside Ateneo Campus. Rooms are for single or double accommodations.
c) Residences of NCR CLC members
d) Your own relatives and friends.

Please make your reservations on or before September 1, 2007. Early birds will receive a prize at the convention site. Convention Fee payments may be made at the Secretariat or through bank deposit to our account: Christian Life Community of the Philippines EPCI Account No.: 0230-00338-6. Fill-up the attached registration form and fax it to us together with the deposit slip.
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

For further inquiries, please call or text:
Nicolai Dacuan Tel.: (632) 426-0074/75 Cell: 0916-2546576
Lolit Agbayani Tel.:(632) 426-0074/74 Cell: 0918-6177209
Bebs Abuel Sim Tel. (632) 426-0988 Cell: 0919-2763823





A look into the pertinent issues of the youth today

August 17, 2007 (Friday)

4:30-7:30 PM

Henry Lee Irwin Theater

Ateneo de Manila University
Deputy Convenor
Austral-Asians Debating Championships 08
Ateneo Debate Society
mobile: +63.920.9019087
y!m id: faith.raagas

Ateneo Blue Christmas 2007: Sign Ups on Sept 3-7, 2007 at DogHouse

Do you love making kids happy?
Are you looking forward to making this year’s Christmas
more meaningful and special?

Then you should learn your ABC's on Ateneo Blue Christmas!

Blue Christmas is an annual project which aims to unite the Ateneo community during the yuletide season with a common Christmas wish: to share the spirit and joy of Christmas to less privileged children.

With this common Christmas wish, the children from the areas of the different Ateneo organizations are invited to the Ateneo Campus to celebrate a whole day Ateneo Christmas party. The Council of Organizations of the Ateneo (COA) and the Office of Planning and Dev’t and Alumni Affairs (PDAAO) tie-up every year to concretize and make this wish come true.

At the start of the day, Atenean Ate’s and Kuya’s (volunteer facilitators) pick up their assigned kids from their areas and bring them to Ateneo. Upon arriving in Ateneo, the kids are assisted to their respective classrooms for their morning classes. These classes are sponsored by different volunteer organizations and barkadas (class hosts). Through these classes, the different organizations and barkadas are able to share their competency and interests with the kids. Some classes held in the past involved arts and crafts, music, basic computer lessons and magic shows.

The PDAAO then sponsor the afternoon playtime at the field, the Lights of Hope.This playtime usually consists of games, dance presentations from the kids and artistic performances from the different organizations in the Ateneo. In this program, the kids are also given the opportunity to play with their Ate’s and Kuya’s in the field and jump on the inflatable slides! At the end of the day, the kids happily hop back to their buses and bring home with them their Christmas loot bags.

Sounds fun huh? It sure is! So make sure that you’re part of this big and special Christmas party. Invite your friends and sign up either as barkada class hosts, logistics, secretariat volunteers or volunteer facilitators on Blue Christmas RecWeek on September 3-7, 2007 at the Doghouse.

Blue Christmas Day this year is December 1, 2007 !
Mark your calendars for this will be a Christmas party that will touch hearts!
See you there!

Ateneo UAAP Games Schedule

UAAP Basketball 2007-2008
Second Round
Thursday, August 9, 2007 - Cuneta Astrodome

Sunday, August 12, 2007 - Araneta Coliseum
4:00 pm UE VS ADMU

Saturday, August 18, 2007 - Ninoy Aquino
2:00 pm ADMU VS UP

Saturday, August 25, 2007 - Ninoy Aquino
4:00 pm FEU VS ADMU

Thursday, August 30, 2007 - Araneta Coliseum
4:00 pm UST VS ADMU

Sunday, September 2, 2007 - Araneta Coliseum
4:00 pm ADMU VS DLSU

Thursday, September 6, 2007 - Araneta Coliseum
4:00 pm ADMU VS NU
VENUE: UE Briefing Room
TIME: 8:30 AM

Saturday – August 4, 2007
ADMU vs UE (Men)
ADMU vs UE (Women)
Bye - ADMU (Juniors)

Sunday – August 5, 2007
Bye - ADMU (Men)
FEU vs ADMU (Women)
NU vs ADMU (Juniors)

Saturday – August 11, 2007
ADMU vs FEU (Men)
ADMU vs DLSU (Women)
ADMU vs UST (Juniors)

Sunday – August 12, 2007
UST vs ADMU (Men)
ADMU vs UST (Women)
ADMU vs ADU (Juniors)

Saturday – August 18, 2007
ADMU vs UP (Men)
UP vs ADMU (Women)
ADMU vs FEU (Juniors)

Sunday – August 19, 2007
DLSU vs ADMU (Men)
Bye - ADMU (Women)
UE vs ADMU (Juniors)

Wednesday – August 22, 2007 (Tentative)
DLSZ vs ADMU (Juniors)

Saturday – August 25, 2007
ADMU vs NU (Men)
ADMU vs NU (Women)

A Chance to Help...A Call to Help! Please read!

Guys! Good day to you all!

In our current times, majority of the Filipino people are below the poverty line. Unlike us who live comfortable lives, they, on the other hand, worry about eating three square meals a day and how to survive.

Seems impossible, right?

Nope, that's where you're wrong. Uplifting their economic status is possible, although admittedly, it is a very difficult task. That is why there are organization like Hapinoy to help this cause. Hapinoy's main concern is to resolve this problem by giving the less-fortunate a very integral thing that they have been deprived off: opportunity. They do this by opening up a chain of sari-sari stores across the country and setting it off as livelihood programs for the "poor". This doesn't not mean just donating money, but teaching the "poor" on how to survive on their own by giving them their own business. Anyway, currently, there are 1000 stores in the country. Now, to better help our less-fortunate brothers and sisters, they have decided to start an Autoload service (cellphones) . This will surely help them because it will net an income of Php2,500 per month and a total of Php30,000 per year! Unfortunately, after a survey made, 10% of store owners still need cellphones. This is where we come in. We (Jonn Dy, Laurence Go, Kenn Chua, Stefan You, Dal Tan, Pei Di and I) were tasked to help collect cellphone to help this cause. We are in need of 100 cellphones or chargers by this month and an aimed target of 10,000 cellphones in the next three years (because a total of 100,00 stores will be opened). Please! For any donations, please contact me, Brent Ong (09178147571, or any of the people stated above.

Please. The ball is in our court now. Its our chance to make a difference in the lives of a less-fortunate yet deserving family. Think about it. A simple cellphone could change the life of someone by a whole lot. It could be the means for them to eat three full meals a day or send their son/daughter to school. See? Such a small price for something really big.

So please, we really hope that you help and support our cause. Think of the lives we can change! Thanks!

Please pass on!


Return to Galilee Retreat


What: Return to Galilee Retreat, a semi-directed Ignatian retreat
When: Aug. 31 - Sep 2, 2007 (Fri - Sat)
Time: 6pm of Aug 31 til 4pm of Sep 2
Where: Sacred Heart Novitiate, Novaliches
Fee: P2,700 per person

For Inquiries pls call 4260074-75

Aug 13-17:last week of submission of application forms & ACET REG

To the Loyola Schools community:

The last week of submission of college application forms and ACET registration of applicants for SY 2008-2009 will be on August 13-17,2007f rom 8:00 am till 5:00 pm. We are expecting around 5,000 applicants to line up and register at the ground floor of Kostka Hall during this period.

In this regard, please take note of the following:

1.The inner pedestrian lane, in front of the Office of Admission and Aid(OAA), will be cordoned off.

2.Pedestrian traffic will increase in Kostka Hall as well as in Edsa Walkand Xavier Hall.

3.The noise from the ground floor of Kostka may be more than the usual.Rest assured that the OAA will do its best to contain the noise duringthese days.

4.Students with lockers along the ground floor of Kostka Hall should makesure their respective lockers are fully secured. Also, they must make thenecessary preparations/adjustments in case it would be too inconvenient to use the lockers during this period.

For your information and guidance. Thank you for your cooperation.

Office of Admission and Aid (OAA)
Loyola Schools

Muslim Women and Globalization

The ATENEO CENTER FOR ASIAN STUDIES (ACAS) in cooperation with the Departments of History and Political Science cordially invites you to a talk on



Rina Shahriyani Shahrullah, Ph.D.

On August 14, 2007 (Tuesday), 4:30- 6:00 P.M.
Ching Tan Room (SOM 111)


Indonesia, like most countries in the world, is experiencing the processof globalization. Indonesian Muslim women are expected to get involved in this process, just like members of other communities. Although Indonesia is not an Islamic state under the Constitution, majority of Indonesians embrace Islam and Islamic values are integrated into their values and cultures. The crux of the matter is the misperception that Muslim women cannot fully participate in the process of globalization because Islam restricts their "freedom." Many people, especially non-Muslims, say that Islam does not grant equal status to men and women. This paper argues that the requirement of equal and fair treatment to women is very much emphasized in Islam and that Muslim women can also participate in theprocess of globalization. Indonesian Muslim women are involved in almost all aspects of life: education, economy, science, politics, governance,and so forth. Muslim women in Indonesia also interact with modern ideasand technologies. However, in the context of Islam, the term "equality"is not identical with "sameness."' Hence, it is a challenge for Indonesian Muslim women to be pro-active agents of globalization without losing their identity as Muslims.


Dr. Rina Shahriyani Shahrullah, a fellow of the Asian Public Intellectual(API) and the Ateneo Center for Asian Studies (ACAS), is researching on human trafficking. She is a lecturer in Universitas Internasional Batam Faculty of Law, where she teaches International Law, Comparative Law, Legal Research Methodology, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Arbitration. She has done research on issues regarding Indochinese refugees in Canada and Indonesia, comparative legal research in the areas of business law in Australia, international commercial arbitration inAustralia and Indonesia, and implementation of the refugees law in Australia. But her particular interests are Islamic Law and humanitarian gender issues.

SITUATION REPORT - Monday, 6 August 2007

SITUATION REPORTMonday, 6 August 2007
The Situation Report of 30 July 2007, with relevant photos, is posted at
It may also be downloaded as a Word file from
POWER: Implementation of energy conservation measures started a year ago is more urgently needed now. All are asked to actively participate in energy conservation.
COMMUNICATION: The lightning thunderstorm last Saturday, 28 July damaged a PABX card and disabled some local lines. By Monday, 30 July the card was replaced and communication restored to all lines. Thunderstorms can damage the PABX, Internet, laboratory equipment and instruments.

WATER: Given the water crisis, the community is asked to actively conserve water. The University Physical Plant for its part is actively checking water systems for leaks. When the HS cafeteria was expanded some years back, the waterline was not relocated to the side of the cafeteria for easy repair and maintenance. The temporary repair was done last 28 and 29 July.

We can all do our share to conserve water by doing the basics:

1. Always make sure that all taps/faucets are tightly closed. According to MWSS: “A tap left running wastes 200 liters of water every 5 minutes”.
2. Report immediately leaks and busted pipes on campus to: local 4104, 4105 or 4111.

All cisterns and overhead tanks have been cleaned for the 2nd quarter. Only one cistern failed to meet the standard and is under study now. The Biology Department of the Loyola Schools is involved in the study of the problematic cistern to determine the cause of the problem.

TRAFFIC: An SUV rammed a slow-moving or stalled truck towing heavy equipment on the northbound lane of the Katipunan-Aurora flyover past midnight last Friday, 3 August. The SUV was wrecked but the driver survived. The incident was reported on TV.

The community is cautioned to be wary of speeding vehicles, drivers disregarding traffic rules, slow-moving heavy equipment, stalled vehicles without early warning devices along Katipunan late at night and early morning.

The concrete post on the northbound service road before Ateneo’s Gate 1 that was rammed by a car early morning last Saturday, 28 July has been replaced.

SECURITY: A High School student was attacked and bitten by one of two German Shepherds dogs tied to a tree across the Church of the Gesu last Tuesday, 31 July. The High School boy was bitten in the arm is now under observation. It is imperative that the German shepherd involved must be placed under observation for two weeks.

The boy’s parents are very worried and would like to determine if the dog had anti-rabies shots that the owner can prove. They would also like to meet the Loyola Schools students who came to their assistance and even hailed a taxi to take the boy to Medical City for treatment.

The community’s assistance is requested in identifying the owner of the German shepherd and in locating the good Samaritans who helped their son. Please call local 4111 for any information that can be provided.

Abandoned Car: Gate 2 guards noticed a car with a no. 8 license plate abandoned outside Gate 2 around 5:00 a.m. last Saturday, 4 August. Gate 2 is closed at 12:00 midnight & opened at 5:00 a.m. Security notified Precinct 9 immediately in case the vehicle was carnapped or involved in a robbery or other crimes. The police came and towed the car away before 7:00 a.m.

The owner of the vehicle has not been identified and there is no information why the vehicle was abandoned in front of Gate 2.

Graffiti vandals have been active again and have spray painted the Vacuum Switch housing near the creek, the Gate 3.5 footbridge, the bollards between Gate 1 and Gate 2, and the waiting shed between Gate 2 and Gate 2.5. Remedial measures will be taken to remove the graffiti. Measures have also been instituted to apprehend the vandal/s. Once apprehended, the vandal/s will be required to pay for the cost of removal of the graffiti.

Sword of St. Ignatius: The metal replica sword of St. Ignatius at the statue in front of Manila Observatory was replaced with a wooden replica early morning of Wednesday, 1 August by University Physical Plant personnel. The metal replica is now on display at the Rizal Library. The wooden replica will be replaced quietly every time the paint shows signs of deterioration due to the weather. Mr. Fidel R. Manaog, head of Carpentry Section is the custodian of St. Ignatius’ replica swords.

Please email comments to Visit the University Physical Plant website at

Seminar on August 14

The Department of Economics would like to invite you to the talk of Dr.Agnes R. Quisumbing entitled

"Moving Forward, Looking Back: The Impact of Migration and Remittances on Sending Households in Bukidnon, Philippines"

on August 14, 2007, Tuesday4:30 to 6:00 pmat the Soc Sci Faculty & Staff Lounge

Thank you.

AILAP Parangal Plumang Asul para sa taong 2006

AILAP Parangal Plumang Asul

Isang payak bagaman masiglang ritwal ng pagkilala sa mga tagumpay na natamo ng mga manlilikhang-sining na Atenista sa nakaraang 2006 ang Parangal Plumang Asul. Bunga ng pagyabong ng sining ng mga Atenista, at bunga ng kakapusan ng mga umiiral na pagpaparangal sa mga manlilikhang-sining -- ibig sabihin, nakalalamang ang pagkilala sa mga manunulat ng panitikan kaysa sa iba pang uri ng malikhaing gawain -- ipinasiya ng AILAP na simulan ang simpleng pagkikita-kita taon-taon, upang kilalanin ang mahahalagang ambag ng manlilikhang-sining na Atenista.

Batayan ng Parangal

Pararangalan ang manlilikhang-sining na Atenista na:

Nakapagpalathala ng akdang nagsusulong sa wika (wikang Filipino at wikang Ingles ng Filipino) at panitikan.
Nanalo sa kompetisyong nasyonal at/o internasyonal.
Nagsalin ng dulang itinanghal nang matagumpay.
Nagdirehe at/o gumanap sa dulang itinanghal nang matagumpay.
Tumanggap ng grant mula sa nasyonal at/o internasyonal na organisasyon upang makapagsulat, makapaglathala, at/o makapagtanghal ng likhang-sining.

Pakipadala sa ang kumpletong detalye ng iyong mga nagawa bago ang ika-18 ng Agosto. Maaaring tumawag sa Kagawaran ng Filipino (lokal 5320) para sa karagdagang detalye.

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

Pathways: working together - the Ateneo way =)

In his homily during the mass of St. Ignatius last July 30, Fr. Ben talks about the Ateneo way -- of magis, cura personalis, service and helping the individual discover his mission in life. His homily reminded me of a recent conversation I had with one of our Pathways students, Eumir Angeles, who is now an Ateneo sophomore taking up BS Math.

While waiting for a jeep to take us to Marikina last Friday, we got into talking. Apart from schoolwork, he has several extra-curricular activities - Saturday mornings, he volunteers as a tutor for the Math Teachers Association of the Philippines' (MTAP) supplementary classes in Marikina. On Saturday afternoons, he fulfills his NSTP duty as a Pathways volunteer for our tutorials. He even enlisted his block mates and friends to sign up for the same class. And most recently, he is attempting to create an organization composed of Mariqueños here in the Ateneo to find concrete ways to volunteer in Marikina.

Last summer too, he served as Math tutor in Alay ni Ignacio (ANI), oursummer school program. He joins our other Pathways participants - Archie Dolit (5 BS- ECE), Cholo Torres (4 BS DS), Enzo Fabic (3 BS Mgt) and Jo-anne Escolano (3-BS MECO), all of whom are products of Pathways now "paying it forward" through ANI.

Listening to him, I couldn't help but think about how he is able to balance all that on top of school. I asked him why he continues to volunteer for all these activities. What drives him to do so? Doesn't he just want to rest and enjoy some time for himself?

True to his introspective nature, he paused for a while before answering. Then he said, "To give back." I jokingly said, "Wow, Atenistang-Atenista ka na a! " I was curious, so I probed further and asked why he feels the need to give back. Does he feel pressured to do so? He paused again, smiled at how silly the question seemed, and then replied, "Maganda naman po kasi ang naging community ko. Maayos at tahimik. Nakikita kong inaalagaan kami ng gobyerno (Marikina). Maayos din ang naging experience ko sa high school (Marikina Science HS), sa Pathways at sa Ateneo. Malaki po ang naitulong ng Pathways sa pagkatao ko. Kaya hindi mahirap para sa akin ang mag-give back. Kulang pa nga e."

I was just stunned. His answer has stayed with me every since.

Fr. Ben is right. If only everyone would exert the same kind of concern and care Eumir has received all these years -- in his home, his community and schools, then young Filipinos will find it easier to give back to the communities who nurtured them

We have always believed that the Ateneo ideals of magis, cura personalis and service should reach far more than just the Ateneo. We at Pathways, endeavor to share the Ateneo experience with students like Eumir.

Based on a recent external evaluation by the Ford Foundation, apart from being effective in improving students' grades in Math and English, Pathways has also been found effective in enabling students to "recognize the roles they play in society as well as develop their vision and mission in life, thereby giving them more direction."

Judging from what I heard from Eumir last Friday, we must be doing something right. =)

Eumir and the rest of the kids are slowly finding their own paths. This has been made possibly by the immense support we receive from all of you in the Ateneo community - from the time and talent that our volunteer students, faculty and administrators share with us, to the donations you share primarily through the "Piso para kay Isko" coin can campaign as well as the words of encouragement we get from all of you. You have joined us in showing our participants what is the "Ateneo way".

Pathways celebrates its 5th anniversary this year. We graduated our first batch of college students, now all well placed in jobs that provide meaningful work while enabling them to help their families in a better capacity. This year, we also celebrate our 500th student bridged to college. Please check out our website -- for more updates.

As we move towards our 6th year, we hope you will continue to support us mold young students into the leaders they were meant to be. =).

The Piso para kay Isko coin can campaign has raised a total of P 66,978.21 over two and a half years. That has provided 22 students with food and materials they'll need in the course of their Pathways classes which in turn have enabled these students to confidently tackle the college application process and enjoy college life soon after.

We hope you will continue and perhaps intensify your support for Piso para kay Isko so together; we can form more students the "Ateneo way".

To get your very own Piso para kay Isko coin can, or for more information, please feel free to call me or Ira Tamis at locals 4048-4049.

Solvie Nubla
Pathways to Higher Education
Local 4045-4048

Photoworks @ the Garage batch 4 – photography with Leo Castillo

The brainchild of Mr. Leo Castillo, Photoworks is a workshop created based on his studies at the New York Film Academy and the New York Institute of Photography. With his background in film, photography and production, combined with his expertise in training and development, he created Photoworks in 2002--an acclaimed photography class designed to help build a solid foundation on the art and craft of photography. The workshop has produced more than 500 photographers.

Class dates: August 8, 13, 15, 20, 22 and 29
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Class size: 20 slots only
Class fee: PhP4,500

Below are feedbacks from actual participants regarding the course:

"Very good class! Now I'm officially including photography as one of my hobbies."

"Encouraging, not intimidating. Very down to earth approach!"

"The class covered more than what I expected. Very interesting to learn from the creative point of view."

"I finally got to understand all of the things I read from the photography books."

"Compared to previous classes, Photoworks was more fun!"

"Visuals very effective and powerful. Examples on varying lens, aperture and shutter speeds widened my understanding of the many possibilities of photography. "

"It was a very informative class. I initially thought I would only learn about the technical aspects of photography".

"Photo Critiques are very helpful, trains and disciplines 'the eye' of the photographer."

"Approach is simplified and very clear. The experience is liberating! Allows you to express your style freely!"

"Organized, Pinaghandaan, Sulit. Malaman ang Photoworks."

"I found the Photo Projects very challenging but at the same time rewarding. I gained confidence along the way."

"Its my 3rd photography class and yet Leo's approach to the basics of theme, composition and technique gives me a relaxed and simplified perspective of photography. Taking pictures has never been this fun and fulfilling!"


"A good balance between the technical and artistic side. No need to be jittery and tech-freak, just keep going back to theme :)"

"[Leo] was great! Very helpful, very competent and knowledgable. Wasable to make the class fun."

"A class to recommend for all those who want to take up photography."

"Compared to my previous photo classes, I understood the concepts better this time because of the method of instruction used... simpler analogies and examples."

"My hat's off to you, Leo. I've taken two popular photography classes before. but I never fully understood lenses. Ngayon ang linaw na. Ang ganda ng flow from the technical to how to use that info for more creative shots. Day 2 alone is worth the full class fee!"

For more info, please visit, call 4265971 or email . Thanks and God bless to all!

Kritika Kultura Lecture - August 10


Invites you to
Y.B. Mangunwijaya as a National Allegorist
A lecture by
10 August 2007
Natividad Galang Fajardo Conference Room
Ground Flr. Dela Costa Bldg.
4.30-6.00 pm
Today it is claimed that writing a literary work specifically in termsof a national allegory is anachronistic since it is believed that theage of globalization has obliterated national borders; further, it isclaimed by some quarters that today's postmodernism has made literaryallegory's artistic and thematic concerns obsolete. Could such claims bevalid or justified in view of the works of noted Indonesia novelist, andThird-World writer Mangunwijaya? As a former colonial country, Indonesiacannot help finding herself wrestling with the issue of postcoloniality,so the ongoing reexamination and redefinition of her nationhood isinevitable. From this perspective, the answer to the above question isnegative. The lecture on Mangunwijaya?s three novels, The Weaverbirds,Durga Umayi, and The Migratory Birds , will explain why.
About the Speaker
F.X. Siswadi (Faculty member of the Department of English Letters,Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta Indonesia) earned his M.A inLiterary and Cultural Studies from Ateneo de Manila University in 1998and is currently working on his doctoral dissertation on ideology in thelate- nineteenth century American naturalistic novels from a materialistperspective in Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta Indonesia. His range ofacademic interest includes examining ideological forces operative in theoretical positions and analytical practices in the study of literatureand culture.

Kritika Kultura Lecture - August 8


Kritika Kultura and the Ateneo de Manila University Press
Invite you to
Can Communists Laugh?
Melody and Heresy in the Revolution during the Marcos Era
A lecture by
Prof. Patricio N. Abinales
8 August 2007, 4.30-6pm
Natividad Galang Conference Room
Ground Floor, De la Costa Building
Leninist/Maoist organizations are by nature bereft of humor.Understandbly so, given the enormity of their mission to seize and smashthe state and bring about the power of the proletariat. Embedded inLenin's notion of the proletarian vanguard -- a revolutionary who doesnothing but think revolution for 24 hours -- is a grim and determinedoutlook that has no time for the mundane, while Mao's warning that "arevolution is not a dinner party" leaves little room for moments of mirthand idle chatter. But as social historians have shown at the height ofpopular protests, "Bahktinian moments" erupt within the ranks ofrevolutionaries. This presentation tries to introduce some of theproducts of these eruptions, focusing principally on songs that Partybosses considered heretical or "lihis sa linya." A careful examination of these songs, however, are not simply criticisms of the dull dogmatism ofLeninist/Maoist politics but also attempts are indigenizing revolutionarymusic to appeal to a broader public still unschooled in the art andculture of the revolution.
Speaker's Biography
Patricio N. Abinales is professor at the Center for Southeast AsianStudies, Kyoto University . He is co-author of the bookState and Societyin the Philippines (published locally by Anvil and internationally byRowman and Littlefield) and Making Mindanao: Cotabato and Davao in theFormation of the Philippine Nation-State (Ateneo). He is also SoutheastAsia editor of Critical Asian Studies, managing editor of the web-journalKyoto Review on Southeast Asia and member of the international advisoryboard of Philippine Studies , the Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, andKyoto University 's Tonan Aijia Kenkyu journal. He also writes bookreviews for Newsbreak and has two columns: The Recusant with thePhilippine Free Press, and The Separatist, with the web-based Mindanao News.
He is continuing his research on middle class and elite violence in the Philippines , and on a multi-disciplinary mapping of war and peace zonesof Muslim Mindanao. His new research is on the social history of the rat in the Philippines .

SLB in parthership with ENTABLADO presents Buwan at Baril

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

"Ang lahat ng inani mo napupunta lahat sa bayad-utang. Parang kinamayan ka lang ng inani mo. Walang natitira sa iyo kundi puro sako. Kaya hindi dapat "magsasaka" ang tawag sa amin kundi "magsasako."


"Dahil malinaw na ang nangyayari dito ngayo'y paglalapastangan sa mga makataong karapatan. At ang paglapastangan sa makataong karapatan ay paglapastangan sa Kasulatan ng Diyos. Ang buhay natin ay dapat isang walang humpay na pakikibaka laban sa kasinungalingan."

With the theme KAISARIAN: PAGTATANGHAL NG BAYAN. Kaisa. Isa. Kasarian. Sari. Buwan at Baril will highlight the following:

Filipino (Literature)
Philippine Literature has evolved in particular eras such as traditional, colonial, modern and postmodern. This production is relevant in the modern era where literature has evolved in form and was not only used for entertainment but also primarily for propaganda to shed light on the situation of political turmoil and instability in the country.

This production goes back to the era where our country was ruled by fear and that injustice to our fellowmen especially the poor were prevalent. We pay homage to the Filipinos who learned to stand up for what they believed in and spoke up about the cruelty and mismanagement of the government. Since this season's theme is Kaisarian: Pagtatanghal Ng Bayan, we look back at our nation's history to see the Filipino people united and to truly understand why our fellowmen had to take action in their own hands and take the protests in the streets.

Political Science
One of the major issues highlighted by this production is the abuse of power by the government. During the era where Filipinos were ruled by fear, it is interesting to note that it was also the time where they helped restructure the flow of Philippine politics. The Filipinos made their voices heard and made it clear that they have had enough of the hypocrisy and injustice and they wanted the government to do its rightful duty, which is to serve the country and its people. This movement has become influential because it united the Filipino people from all walks of life and it continues to shape our society today.

Sociology and Anthropology
The production tackles the issue of social stratification by showing how most Filipinos are marginalized according to their social standing. The laborers and the farmers who are out to do the "dirty jobs" are left only with a meager salary that cannot even provide for the basic needs of their families. The rising gap between the rich and the poor is a relevant topic in Sociology because it reflects on how the Filipino society operates as a whole.

Another topic tackled in the play is deviance. It is the norm to succumb to following the government and those who were acting against it were condemned and imprisoned while some were even killed. Demonstrations were guarded by the police. Protestors were met with the policemen's truncheons and guns. In the time of political turmoil, going against the government was considered of deviant behavior.

Psychology is taught to students as a science that studies behavior and mental processes. This production focuses on group discussions that lead to different levels of uprisings, which is greatly related to social psychology. Members of a group tend to influence each other. This leads to the strengthening of beliefs that the members have due to more persuasive arguments. With this, the play aims to educate its audience on how group discussions can influence the thoughts of different people leading to one solid thought that they will carry out. Communication Arts Theatre has been an institution that has proven to develop the skills of acting, production design, stage management, technology management and in a way that it produces good quality entertainment. Moreover, theatre remains a powerful medium in communicating idealisms and evoking emotions from its audience. It not only aims to satisfy the audience through the display of theatre production but also gives a better perspective of the world that surrounds them and challenges them on how they can change it.

The play will be staged at the Rizal Mini Theater, Ateneo de Manila University from August 16-September 1, 2007, 6:00 in the evening.
There will also be a matinee show on August 18, 25, and September 1 at 3:00 in the afternoon.Tickets are priced at 150 pesos.

FOR INQUIRIES OR RESERVATIONS, Please contact Kalil Almonte at the following:
MOBILE: 0918-2494543

ASoG General Staff Assembly re: Strat Annual Plan

To the Ateneo Community:

The Ateneo School of Government will be having its General Staff Assembly re:Strategic Annual Plan on Wednesday, 08 August 2007, 10am to 3:00 pm at the AudioVisual Room, Social Development Complex, ADMU Loyola.

Offices both in Rockwell and Loyola will be close on this date and time.

Thank you.

Venus Vinluan

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