Bagong Produkto mula sa JesCom

Inihahandog ng
Jesuit Communications Foundation, Inc.
at ng
Ateneo Grupo '58

ang aklat na

Mga Tilamsik-Diwa ni Soc Rodrigo
Bernie C. Santos at Corazon Lalu-Santos
Mga Patnugot

“…..ang paglikha ng isang aklat na katulad nito …magiging kontribusyon para makatulong sa paghubog ng kaisipan ng mga kabataan (lalung-lalo na ng mga mag-aaral sa mataas na paaralan) tungo sa kagandahang asal at sa pagkakaroon ng mga katangiang tulad ng pagiging maka-Diyos, makabayan at makakapwa. Marami sa humigit na 7,000 tulang Tagalog na isinulat ng yumaong si Soc Rodrigo ay nagsasaad ng ganitong mga katangian at pag-uugali."

“Inaasam ng Grupo 58 (binubuo ng mga kaklase at kamag-aral na nagtapos sa Ateneo 'Grade School 1954', 'High School 1958', 'College 1962' at ilang mga kaibigang nakasama sa paaralan) na ang aklat na ito ay magamit sa mga paaralang pansekundarya sa buong bayan, pambribado man o pampubliko, bilang karagdagang material (supplemental material) sa kanilang pag-aaral sa kanilang klase sa Pilipino o Araling Panlipunan/Sibika. Sa ganitong paraan ay madagdagan nawa ang kanilang pagtangkilik, hindi lamang sa kagandahan ng wikang Pilipino, kundi pati na rin sa lahing Pilipino.”

Php 150.00 (SRP)

Ang aklat na "Mga Tilamsik-Diwa ni Soc Rodrigo" ay mabibili sa mga sumusunod na sangay ng JesCom:
-Tanging Yaman, Sonolux Bldg., Seminary Drive, Ateneo de Manila University
-Tanging Yaman, Loyola House of Studies, Ateneo de Manila University
-Tanging Yaman, 5th Flr. Mega B, SM Megamall, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
-Tanging Yaman, Concourse Area, GateWay Mall, Cubao, Quezon City
Para sa iba pang impormasyon, tumawag lamang sa 426-5971- 72 lokal 112 o 113.

Dit G. Sablan

Jesuit Communications Foundation, Inc.

Sonolux Bldg., Ateneo de Manila Unviersity

Loyola Heights, Quezon City

Tel. Nos. (632) 426-5971 loc 112

(632) 927-9659

Fax No. (632) 426-5970

JesCom's new video

Jesuit Communications Foundation, Inc.
in cooperation with
Klima Climate Change Center (Manila Observatory)

in a
Changing Climate

"Our World in a Changing Climate" is a 30-minute documentary which stars a 3D animated character leaf named Malki. As a friend of the earth, Malki is extremely worried about the drastic changes that are going on in our planet, so she calls her young friend Franco to make a research on why the earth is heating up and how to save it.

Together they embark on a journey that leads them to experts and friends of the environment like actress Chin Chin Gutierrez, Fr. Jett Villarin, TV host JC Gonzales, VJ Patty Laurel, Prof. Rosario Wood and Mr. Robert Puckett. In the end, Malki and Franco decide to act together to save Mother Earth and to unite children all over the world to do the same.

P 250.00/VCD

This video was made possible through the support provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for developing local, national and regional capacities to sustain climate change initiatives in the Philippines and East Asia (DevCap). The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID.

Buy your VCD copy at the following Tanging Yaman stores:
*Sonolux Building, Ateneo de Manila University
*Loyola House of Studies, Ateneo de Manila University
*5F Mega B, SM Megamall
*Concourse Area, Gateway Mall

Ateneo UAAP Basketball Game Schedule

UAAP Basketball 2007-2008


Sunday, September 23, 2007 - Araneta Coliseum
3:00 pm UST VS ADMU

Thursday, September 27, 2007 - Araneta Coliseum
3:00 pm DLSU VS Winner of UST-ADMU

Sunday, September 30, 2007 - Araneta Coliseum
(if necessary or the first game of the Best of Three)
3:00 pm Winner of UST-ADMU VS DLSU


Thursday, October 4, 2007 - Araneta Coliseum
Sunday, October 7, 2007 - Araneta Coliseum
Wednesday, October 10, 2007 (if necessary) - Araneta Coliseum

UAAP Basketball 2007-2008



Saturday, September 22, 2007 - Ninoy Aquino Stadium
2:00 pm ADMU VS UP (women)
3:45 pm ADMU VS DLSZ (juniors)


Saturday, September 29, 2007 - Ninoy Aquino Stadium
2:00 pm ADMU VS UP (women)
3:45 pm ADMU VS DLSZ (juniors)

GAME 3 (if necessary)

Wednesday, 3 October 2007 - Ninoy Aquino Stadium
2:00 pm ADMU VS UP (women)
3:45 pm ADMU VS DLSZ (juniors)

STM in partnership with SLB presents Mia Razon a benefit concert for Talaandig children of Miarayon

IBM releases free Lotus Symphony Office Suite

NEW YORK, September 18, 2007 - IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced IBM Lotus Symphony, a suite of free software tools for creating and sharing documents, spreadsheets and presentations.

Beginning today at

business, academic, governmental and consumer users alike can download this enterprise-grade office software, which is the same tool inside some of IBM's most popular collaboration products, such as the recently released Lotus Notes 8.

With Lotus Symphony, you can import, edit and save a variety of file formats including Microsoft Office files. You can even export your documents to Adobe® Portable Document Format (PDF). The tools work with computers running both Microsoft Windows and Linux- environments, with support for Apple Macintosh planned for the future.

Pablo Manalastas

P.S. You have to register with an IBM ID to download the free office suite. Also the download is 213.4MB, so be prepared for a long wait.

Web news update (19 September)

Web news update (19 September)

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

-Let's support our teams as they go for gold in UAAP Swimming (Sept. 20-24), Tae Kwon Do, Women's Basketball and Juniors' Basketball (all on Sept. 22). Go to UAAP Updates for details.

-150 on the Fly: The AGS 2007 fiesta
-MVP talks on the convergence of business and religion
-RM Awardee reveals how he brought the Internet to Nepal's villages

Sports/UAAP Updates
-Blue Eagles Bulletin #15: Through the fire
-Blue Eaglets Bulletin #16: AHS clobbers NU, 94-75
-Flying high with the Lady Eagles
-Lady Eagles Bulletin #15: Lady Eagles make it to finals

-Searching for something on the Web? Try WebFeat
-Book on good manners and right conduct by the late Soc Rodrigo
-Cesare & the Electric Underground Collective at the Ateneo Art Gallery
-Upcoming multimedia workshops at The Garage
-Chinese classes for general public start Sept. 24
-ALAFI announces its new Board of Trustees and officers

What’s new inside?
-AHS Futsal team grabs gold (High School)
-Situation Report 17 September 2007 (Physical Plant)
-Media activist urges local photojournalists to go mainstream (ACFJ)

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

Cesare & the Electric Underground Collective at the Ateneo Art Gallery

Everyone is invited to this event! Do join us! :)


Cesare and the Electric Underground Collective, in a trio of music, poetry and performance, perform at the Ateneo Art Gallery on 27 September 2007, Thursday, at 4:30 PM.

Ria Munoz, Lirio Salvador, Electronica and Troll heat up the afternoon with their sound art; Vim Nadera, Frank Rivera, Krip Yuson and Gemino Abad butter ears with Filipino and English poetry; Danny Sillada, Trix Syjuco, Mannet Villariba and Eghai Roxas with Dewi, Sherwin and JP add touches of the avant-garde with their performance art pieces; Bob Balingit recites poetry set to folk-rock music and Maxine Syjuco reads her poems collaborating with percussionists. The event closes with Cesare A.X. Syjuco performing two of his poetry pieces to the sounds of harmonica, electric guitar and percussion.

Cesare A.X. Syjuco, an acclaimed Filipino multi-media artist, is likewise a prizewinning painter, poet, composer and art critic of international stature. Once widely regarded as "the Golden Boy of Philippine Art", his remarkably varied distinctions have included the prestigious TOYM (Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines) Award for Art & CultureAdvancement; the Gerry Roxas Foundation Presidential Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts; the Gawad CCP Sa Sining Biswal fromthe Cultural Center of the Philippines; the AAP Grand Prize and Gold Medal for Painting from the Art Association of the Philippines; the DonCarlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in English Poetry; theUNESCO Paris Gold Medals for Photography and Design; the CMMA Outstanding Filipino Communicator Citation from The Catholic Mass Media Awards; and the first Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Award for Art Criticism, among many others- all before the age of 40.

The Ateneo Art Gallery is on the Ground Floor of Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, 1108. For inquiries on the event, call Lisa at 426.6488. # # #

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

Federated Search Engine Free Trial

To the Ateneo Community:

We would like to invite the Ateneo Community to please try WebFeat. WebFeat's concept is simple: search any or all of the library's databases simultaneously with a single intuitive interface. WebFeat can search any database, including licensed databases, free databases and the library's catalog.

To use WebFeat, please visit:

For your comments and suggestions please feel free to contact the undersigned.

Thank you very much.

Mr. Fernan R. Dizon
Head, Acquisitions Section

Mailing Address:
Rizal Library
Ateneo De Manila University
PO Box 154, Manila Central Post Office

Business Address:
Rizal LibraryAteneo De Manila University
Katipunan Avenue,Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Tel. no.: (632) 426-6001 ext. 5816 or 5803
Fax. no.: (632) 426-5961


The Confucius Institute at the Ateneo de Manila University will hold another cycle of Chinese classes for the general public from 24 September to 01 December 2007. These classes will be held at three different locations—Ateneo Professional Schools Makati (Salcedo Village), Ateneo Loyola Schools, and Xavier School. For more information, please call 426-6001 locals 5208, 5209 (Quezon City Office) or 840-0266 (Makati Office). A copy of the schedule of classes and registration form can be downloaded from this link

CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE at the Ateneo de Manila University
Social Sciences Building, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights
Quezon City 1108, Philippines
Telephone (632) 426-6001 locals 5208, 5209, 5280
Fax (632) 926-5118/929-5397

Situation Report and Security Bulletin

Monday, 17 September 2007
The Situation Report of 17 September 2007, with relevant photos, is posted at
It may also be downloaded as a Word file from

TRAFFIC: The number of accidents on and off-campus seem to be increasing. These accidents can be avoided if greater care is exercised in driving on and off-campus.

At 4:30 p.m. Thursday, 13 September an LS student accidentally backed-up against an incoming JR car going to Lucas Infirmary of LHS.

At 8:35 p.m., Thursday, 13 September a Lancer heading to the flyover rammed a Hi-Lux van that came from Jollibee and crossed Katipunan to make a U-turn near Gate 2.5.

Red sedan that hit a motorcycle when the driver opened the door while driving to spit. The driver refused to report the accident until the police mobile patrol was called for assistance.

Early last Saturday morning, 15 September the motorcycle of Ateneo personnel was hit by the door of a Lancer. The driver opened the car’s door to spit and hit a motorcycle beside it. This happened at the shortcut road from A. Bonifacio to Katipunan service road. The motorcyclist was slightly injured.

ACET: Traffic was heavy last Saturday and Sunday for the ACET exams. MMDA and QC Traffic Aides managed traffic in the area.

Shuttle vans provided by the Office of Admission and Aid to bring examinees from Gate 2 and Gate 3 to the High School and Grade School. Many students walked to the exam venue.

SECURITY: The PNP Precinct 9 is acknowledged and commended for fast and result oriented actions on crimes committed in the campus. The suspects in the car break-in at the North carpark and the intruder in Manila Observatory and San Jose Seminary were very quickly identified and found because of PSupt Oscar V Palisoc’s quick action .

Precinct 9 has been most helpful in attending to complaints and equally effective in solving crimes on campus.

REMINDER: Dogs not registered with the Ateneo will not be allowed on campus starting 1 October 2007.

All dog owners bringing their pets to the campus will be required to register their dogs with Campus Security. Registration Forms are available at the Security Office. Dog owners must:

Keep their dogs on a leash.
Clean up after these animals.
Be responsible for injury or damage done by their pets.

Quezon City and Marikina City have ordinances requiring all dogs to be registered and vaccinated with anti-rabies. In compliance with these ordinances, stray dogs will be impounded and turned over to either Marikina City or Quezon City . Campus security will require dog owners to show registration papers or the collars of their dogs.


Please email comments to
Visit the University Physical Plant website at

SECURITY BULLETIN Thursday, 20 September 2007

REMINDER: Unregistered dogs will not be allowed on campus starting 1 October 2007.

All dog owners bringing their pets to the campus will be required to register their dogs with Campus Security. Registration Forms are available at the Security Office. Dog owners must:

1. Keep their dogs on a leash.
2. Clean up after these animals.
3. Be responsible for injury or damage done by their pets.

Quezon City and Marikina City have ordinances requiring all dogs to be registered and vaccinated with anti-rabies. In compliance with these ordinances, stray dogs will be impounded and turned over to either Marikina City or Quezon City . Campus security will require dog owners to show registration papers or registration collar tags of their dogs.


Please email comments to
Visit the University Physical Plant website at

Upcoming @ The Garage

The Garage Newsletter Issue #7 <>

In this Issue
- The Garage Blog
- Blogging and Beyond
- Multimedia Workshops @ The Garage
- 10% Discount for Early Registrants!


( <>)
The entire Jesuit Communications Foundation, including The Garage, is currently upgrading its website <>. We are, however, always updating our blog to keep you informed of the latest news about The Garage. For information on workshop details – current offerings, schedules, pricing and discounts, and Garage policies – EVERYTHING IS THERE!

We also encourage you to share your ideas with us, so just leave comments on our blog. You may also email Cathy ( <>) or Paolo ( <>), so that we can continue to improve our training services.


BLOGGING AND BEYOND : Maximize your influence on the Web(http://thegaragejct.blogspot/ .com/2007/09/blogging-and -beyond.html <>)
The newest workshop from The Garage, Blogging & Beyond is designed to help you advocate your causes using the latest web technologies. In this comprehensive six-day, hands-on course, Instructor Albert Medalla will discuss topics which range from setting up your own blog account, to editing its design using HTML and CSS, to producing podcasts and video blogs. Also featured is a special talk on effective blog marketing from Abe Olandres of <>

Schedule of classes: November 13, 15, 16, 20, 22 and 23 (9 AM to 4 PM)
Deadline for registration: November 6, 2007

Take your web presence to the next level. Hurry and SIGN UP NOW!(http://thegaragejct.blogspot/ .com/2007/07/enrolment-procedur es.html <>)


MULTIMEDIA WORKSHOPS @ The Garage(http://thegaragejct.blogspot/ .com/2007/09/multimedia -workshops-garage.html <>)pro.IMAGE: PhP 4,000.00
Develop fundamental skills in GraphicDesign with Adobe Photoshop

Schedule of classes: Oct. 8, 10, 15 and 17 (6:30 to 9:30 PM)
Deadline for registration: October 3, 2007

pro.DESIGN: PhP 4,000.00
Learn the foundations of Desktop Publishing with Adobe InDesign

Schedule of classes: Oct. 9, 11, 16 and 18 (6:30 to 9:30 PM)
Deadline for registration: October 4, 2007

pro.MOTION: PhP 4,000.00
Produce stunning animations with Macromedia Flash

Schedule of classes: Nov. 5 and 7 (6:30 - 9:30 PM); Nov. 10 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Deadline for registration: October 31, 2007

Web Design's Ultimate Crash Course: PhP 5,900.00
A hands-on workshop designed to teach you how to create websites by editing HTML and CSS, and using WYSIWYG tools such as Macromedia Dreamweaver.

Schedule of classes: Oct. 20 (9 AM - 4 PM); Oct. 23 & 25 (6:30 - 9:30 PM); Oct. 27 (9 AM - 4 PM)

All class fees are inclusive of computer use, internet use (if necessary for the class), food, and certificate. There only limited slots available, SIGN UP NOW! (http://thegaragejct.blogspot/ .com/2007/07/enrolment-procedur es.html <>)

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10% Discount for EARLY REGISTRANTS!
Our workshops just got more affordable. Sign up ten days before classes start to avail of our Early Bird Discount. It's so easy to register, so what are you waiting for? Join NOW!

How to Register:
1. Download The Garage Workshop Registration Form (http://thegaragejct.blogspot/ .com/2007/07/enrolment-procedur es.html <>).
2. Fax a printout of the completed form to (632) 4265970. You may also choose to email it to Cathy ( <>) or Paolo ( <>). Just save the document with your name and the workshop title (e.g. pgonzalez proMOTION.doc), and attach it to your message.
3. Choose between the two payment options.
* Option 1: Deposit to our BPI account (Jesuit Communications Foundation, Inc., Acct. No.: 3081-1741-47, BPI Katipunan branch), and fax the deposit slip to (632) 4265970. Or you may email it to <> with your name and the name of the workshop.
* Option 2: Pay directly to the Jesuit Communications Foundation, Inc., located at Sonolux Bldg., Seminary Drive, Ateneo de Manila, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Philippines.

For inquires, call The Garage at (632) 4265971 to 72 loc. 221 or email Cathy( <>) or Paolo ( <>).

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Thanks for your time! If you know of anyone interested in our classes, please don't hesitate to forward this newsletter to them. You may also join our e-groups at /the-garage <> to remain updated with our latest announcements.

Paolo Gonzalez
Manager, The Garage: JesCom Creative Technologies
Jesuit Communications Foundation, Inc.
Seminary Dr. cor. Arrupe Rd., Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Q.C., Philippines
Tel. No.: (632) 4265971 to 72 Loc. 221
Fax: (632) 4265970

BizMan: The Biz3x of Entrepreneurship

BizMan: The Biz3x of Entrepreneurship, a collaboration between the Ateneo Management Association, UP Association of Business Administration Majors and DLSU Business Management Society, is a business seminar that will bring together respected entrepreneurs to inspire selected business undergraduates in Metro Manila with their stories. BizMan will also include a case study competition that will showcase what the students have learned from the speakers regarding entrepreneurship. As the top universities in the country, the collaboration among these universities will attract the most notable entrepreneurs, biggest companies and top students for the business seminar.

Where: UP Economics Auditorium, UP Diliman, Quezon City
When: September 22 2007, 8:00 to 6:00 P.M.
How much: FREE!

If you are interested, e-mail your name, contact details, year and course to Jackie Gorospe( You may also text her at 09214369511.

Hurry! There are only 25 slots allotted for Ateneo


A Workshop on
Positive Empowered
Parenting (PEP)

For parents and caregivers of teens 13 years old and above

The Pep-Teens Workshop Approach…….
One of the greatest joys in life is becoming a parent.And yet, it can also be one of the most challenging roles that parents are ever faced with. In these high-stressed times and surrounding complex environment, the demands and responsibilities of parenting seem to even be harder to fulfill.

Is there a better way to raise our teens?
CEFAM presents its PEP-TEENS WORKSHOP as an alternative approach to effective parenting.In this workshop, parents and other caregivers learn how to create more satisfying and productive relationships in the family.The program teaches specific and practical skills that parents need and will use in their daily interaction with their teens.After the workshop, parents need and will use in their daily interaction with their teens.After the workshop, parents may begin to feel more confident and capable to fulfill their roles as fathers and mothers.And, as they try out their new skills at home, they will hopefully be able to recapture and continue to enjoy this significant role which every parent truly values.


Talk 1: Building A Positive Relationship With Your Teen
Parents are often times baffled with their teen.Years back, these parents can probably claim to have had a relatively smooth parent-child relationship.But now that their child is a teen-ager, things seem to have changed.What makes your teen different?What makes him behave the way he does?What are his present concerns?Part I of this module presents an overview of adolescent development.Knowing this will enable parents to understand their teen better and be more sensitive to his basic needs at this stage in his life.

Talk 2: Communicating Effectively With Your Teen
Do you want to build friendship and intimacy with your teen?Effective communication is a basic ingredient in developing a good relationship between parent and teen.Do you want to be close to him?At the same time, do you want your child to understand you?These are some of the vital questions that will be answered in this module.Important parenting skills such as reflective listening, I-message, and problem-solving will be thoroughly discussed in this workshop.

Talk 3: How To Improve Your Child’s Teen’s-Esteem
Every parent wants his teen to grow up capable, confident, and able to achieve his full potential.How de we help him develop these qualities?This module will teach parents practical ways of helping their teen build his self-worth which is essential to a healthy personality.Through lectures and activities, parents will find out if they are nurturing or blocking the full development of their teen’s self-esteem.Concrete ways to rebuild a child’s low self-esteem will also be discussed.

Talk 4: Positive Ways to Discipline Your Teen
Do you have difficulties in disciplining your teen?However, in reality, effective discipline is one of the best ways for the teen to develop responsibility and decision-making skills.In this module, parents will learn practical ways of using positive discipline.With these suggestions, parents will discover that discipline need not cause unnecessary stress on both parent and teen.Special topics that parents are usually concerned with will also be briefly discussed in this module:sibling rivalry, developing social skills,schoolwork, boy-gril relationships, peer pressure, SDA (smoking, drugs, alcohol).

Lecture Presentations
Role-Playing Exercised and other experiential activities
Question and Answer Forum

Resource Persons……

Speakers are trained counselors/ psychologists from the CEFAM staff.The PEP-Teens Workshop is based on the U.S. program called Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) and has been adopted by CEFAM speakers to meet the needs of the Filipino family.

Two Consecutive Saturdays October 6 and 13, 2007

8:30 am 4:30 pm
The PEP-Teens Workshop is conducted in CEFAM two times a year.The entire workshop or portions of it (any of the individual topics) may be conducted for schools, corporations, and other organizations.

CEFAM Address

Center for Family Ministries (CEFAM)
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Q.C.
Tel. # 426-4289 to 92. or Ateneo local # 4803 or 4804

· P 2,000 per person
· P 3,600 per couple

Job post for Web Developer for Ateneo CORD


Looking for an individual or a team to work on re-designing and re-programming Ateneo CORD's website. The is an urgent need. Time frame for the project is 1 month (preferably shorter). The individual and team should know how to work with Content Management Systems (CMS).

If interested, you can submit a proposal stating your interest in the project, your professional fee and projected delivery time. Please get in touch with Vanessa Villaluz at or at 4266065,4265931, 4266001 loc. 5263 or 5264.

Students are very much encouraged to submit proposals.

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

Chemistry Board Topnotcher

The School of Science and Engineering congratulates David P. Peralta, BSChem 2006 graduate, who topped the Chemistry Board examinations held last September 6 and 7, 2007 at the MLQU, with a rating of 90.25%

David graduated Magna cum Laude and was a BPI-DOST Science Awardee for 2006. He is the first Ateneo graduate who got the No. 1 slot in the board exams. He currently teaches part-time at the Department, and will start teaching full-time effective Second Semester, SY 2007-2008.

The other Board Passers are:
Julienne Eve D. Algabre (BS Chem 2007)
Jovilyn Therese B. Fajardo (BS Chem 2006)
Michelle D. Jose (BS Chem 2007, Cum Laude and BPI-DOST Science Awardee 2007)
Aran Homer San Juan (BS Chem 2006)
Deniz P. Wong (BS Chem 2006, Honorable Mention)

Mr. Deniz Wong also teaches full-time at the Department, while Ms. Michelle Jose teaches part-time.

Congratulations to the new Chemists! We are proud of you!

Christian Ministry, Spirituality, Sexuality Conference

EMMAUS Center for Psycho-Spiritual Formation would like to invite everyone to two events in October on the topics of Christian Ministry, Spirituality and Sexuality. These are conferences, workshops, and lectures for formators, women and men religious, priests, seminarians, and lay leaders of schools, parishes, and communities, and all those who care about Christian spiritual formation and ministry. We have invited Sr. Fran Ferder and Fr. John Heagle to give the talks.

Sr. Fran Ferder and Fr. John Heagle are co-directors of Therapy and Renewal Associates (TARA), a ministerial counseling and consultation center in Seattle. They also serves as adjunct faculty in the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University. They came out with a new book, "Tender Fires: The Spiritual Promise of Sexuality" which has been published locally by Jesuit Communications. Other books of the authors are "Your Sexual Self: Pathways to Authentic Intimacy", "Heal My Heart: Pastoral Responses to Sexual and Relationsl Violence".

Below are the details and content of the two conferences.

In Christ,

Emmaus Center for Psycho-Spiritual Formation

The first event is a CONFERENCE & WORKSHOP ON HUMAN SEXUALITY AND CHRISTIAN MINISTRY IN THE 21st CENTURY on October 23-26, 2007 at Bulwagang Claret, Immaculate Heart Of Mary Parish, Mahinhin St., UP Village, Quezon City. This is a 3 1/2 day conference-workshop. Sessions will begin at 8:30AM till 4:30PM on October 23 to 25; on the last day, October 26, sessions will be from 8:30AM to 12:00NN.

This conference-workshop will explore our shared journey of psychosexual development and address issues related to: an incarnational approach to sexuality; the spirituality of relationships and signs of healthy friendship; the gift and task of human intimacy; the vows and our call to generative loving; sexuality and power, sexual abuse; relational violence and responsible ministerial boundaries; psychological and pastoral perspectives on sexual orientation; the vital importance of self-knowledge and responsible self-care. Program Fee is P3,000.00/participant (meals not included).

The second event is A DAY OF RECOLLECTION with the theme of HUMAN LOVING: RECLAIMING THE SPIRITUAL PROMISE OF SEXUALITY. This will be on Saturday, October 27, from 8:30AM to 4:30 PM at Bulwagang Claret, Immaculate Heart Of Mary Parish, Mahinhin St., UP Village, Quezon City.

This day of reflection addresses the personal and practical ways that sexuality and spirituality can become more integrated through our growth in friendship, mutuality, and authentic intimacy. Includes the following topics: sexuality as energy for relationships and communion; our life-long journey toward healing and wholeness in loving; a spirituality of relationships; the gift and task of intimacy; communication; the pathway toward authentic intimacy; the spiritual promise of sexuality. Program Fee is P750.00/participant (meals not included).

Interested participants may contact EMMAUS Center at Telephone No: 928-6040 (look for Paz or Mary), or CP: (0916) 556-9173, or email:


The Department of English
Class ’54 of the Ateneo de Manila University
the Henry Lee Irwin Chair in Creative Writing Lecture
Revisiting Juan Luna’s Spoliarium,
Writing Art in History
Patrick D. Flores
Henry Lee Irwin Chair Awardee, 2007
24 September 2007, Monday
4.30 – 6.00 pm
John Gokongwei School of Management Building (SOM)
Ground Floor, Room 111
Ateneo de Manila University

To mark the opening of the National Art Gallery of the National Museum of the Philippines and to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Juan Luna, this lecture revisits the country’s most well-known painting, Spoliarium, which merited a Gold Medal at the Madrid Exposition in 1884. The talk explores the work’s various dimensions: style, nationalism, artistic biography. It draws on various disciplines such as literature and art history, folk theater and nineteenth-century oratory to locate the painting within a wide horizon of meanings and sensibilities. It also surveys the range of interpretations within which it has gained canonical stature and critique through time.

A distinct dimension in this reengagement with the Spoliarium is the writing or literatue on this piece of cherished art, exemplified by the texts of Jose Rizal and Graciano Lopez Jaena, which may well constitute the earliest instances of art criticism in Philippine art history. This mode of critical reflection creatively conceives the relationship between art and nineteenth- century nationalism and significantly informs the language of art writing and writing on art of the modern period.

DR. PATRICK D. FLORES is Professor of Art Studies at the University of the Philippines and Curator of the Arts Division of the National Museum of the Philippines. He has degrees in the Humanities, Art History, and Philippine Studies. He has done research on colonial art and history of contemporary curation in Southeast Asia through grants from the Toyota Foundation and the Asian Public Intellectuals Fellowship. He was a visiting fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. in 1999. He has also curated exhibitions locally and internationally. His recent essays appeared in the journal positions from Duke University, Filozofski Vestnik from Slovenia, and the anthology Eye of the Beholder: Reception, Audience, and Practice of Modern Asian Art from the University of Sydney.

Please email Ma. Socorro Perez to confirm your participation.

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

Ateneo UAAP Games Schedule

UAAP Basketball 2007-2008

Second Round

Saturday, September 15, 2007 - Ninoy Aquino Stadium
4:00 pm ADMU VS NU

UAAP Cheering Competition 2007-2008

Saturday, September 16, 2007 - 3:00 pm - Araneta Coliseum

VENUE: UE Briefing Room
TIME: 8:30 AM


Sunday – September 2, 2007
UE vs ADMU (Men)
UE vs ADMU (Women)
ADMU vs NU (Juniors)

Saturday – September 8, 2007
Bye - ADMU (Men)
ADMU vs FEU (Women)
ADMU vs DLSZ (Juniors)

Sunday – September 9, 2007
FEU vs ADMU (Men)
DLSU vs ADMU (Women)
ADU vs ADMU (Juniors)

Saturday – September 15, 2007
ADMU vs UST (Men)
UST vs ADMU (Women)
Bye ADMU (Juniors)

Sunday – September 16, 2007
UP vs ADMU (Men)
ADMU vs UP (Women)
FEU vs ADMU (Juniors)

Saturday – September 22, 2007
ADMU vs DLSU (Men)
Bye - ADMU (Women)
ADMU vs UE (Juniors)

Sunday – September 23, 2007
NU vs ADMU (Men)
NU vs ADMU (Women)
UST vs ADMU (Juniors)


Saturday, September 8, 2007
8:00 am ADMU vs UP (WOMEN)
11:45 am UP vs ADMU (MEN)
2:00 pm ADU vs ADMU (WOMEN)

Sunday, September 9, 2007
11:45 am ADMU vs DLSU (MEN)
2:00 pm ADMU vs DLSU (WOMEN)

Saturday, September 15, 2007
8:00 am FEU vs ADMU (MEN)
1:15 pm FEU vs ADMU (WOMEN)

Sunday, September 16, 2007
8:45 am ADMU vs UE (MEN)
11:00 am UST vs ADMU (WOMEN)
2:45 pm ADMU vs UST (MEN)

Saturday, September 22, 2007
10:15 am ADMU vs NU (MEN)
11:45 am UE vs ADMU (WOMEN)
2:00 pm ADU vs ADMU (MEN)

Sunday, September 23, 2007
11:00 am ADMU vs NU (WOMEN)

TIME: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

September 17, 18, 22 & 23, 2007

TIME: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

September 19 & 22, 2007

TIME: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

September 20, 21, 22, 23, 2007

TIME: 8:00 AM - 12:00 NN

October 6 & 7, 2007

Bu Eagle Lecture Series, Sept. 22

The Ateneo Psychology Department cordially invites you to the Bu Eagle Lecture Series Year IV in honor of its founder, Jaime C. Bulatao, SJ
- Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007
- 9:30 - 11:30 am, Social Science Case Study Room
(and will culminate with Fr. Bu's 85th birthday celebration!)

Featured Talks:
Filipino Therapy:Joining the Client's Inner World
Ms. Ma. Margarita Ramos

Elements as Metaphors for Person Qualities
Ms. Gilda Lopez

Loob and Colors
Mr. Kit Balane and Ms. Gayle Gomez

Taking the Road Less Travelled: Journeying the Bu Way
Dr. Hazel Melanie Llaneza-Ramos

Gifts of the Filipino Psyche
Ms. Rosemarie Yenko

Transpersonal Frameworks for Therapeutic Trance Formations
Dr. Maria Lourdes Llaneza-Ramos

Free Wireless Internet Access until November 15, 2007

The vicinity of Xavier, Berchmans, Kostka and Gonzaga halls, including Quad 1 now have wireless Internet access within and outside these buildings. This is being provided by Bayantel, on a trial basis until November 15, 2007.

This service is available to everyone for FREE. Just follow these instructions:

1. Open Network Connections
2. Enable Wireless Network Connection
3. View available wireless network connection
4. Connect to HOTZONE (Wait until you get connected)
5. On the HOTZONE Login, type in “ateneo” as your user name and password
6. Disregard all Security Alert by clicking YES
7. You can now use the Internet
Should you have any inquiries please call Loyola Schools MIS Office at locals 5170, 5171 or 5173, and look for Rodel Crisostomo.

You may also email any comments and feedback (positive or otherwise) to

Thank you.

MIS Team
Management Information Systems Office, Loyola Schools
Katipunan Road, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Phone: (632) 426.6001 to 09 loc 5170/5171

2nd QUARTER STATUS REPORT - Thursday, 13 September 2007

(Thursday, 13 September 2007)

The 2nd Quarter Status Report of 13 September 2007, with relevant photos, is posted at may also be downloaded as a Word file from

POWER: Upgrading of Rizal Library’s underground primary feeder line and transformer is ongoing. This will be completed by December.

COMMUNICATION: Power surge protectors for the PABX have been installed to reduce damage to PABX cards during thunderstorms and to minimize disruption of communication.

TRAFFIC: The number of traffic accidents on and off-campus since the start of the school year are shown below:

On Campus Off-Campus
As of 13 September 7 7
August 6 11
July 16 4
June 14 4
May 5 3
April 4 0

The accidents on campus are generally minor. The high incidences in June & July can be attributed to adjustment of new drivers to the campus traffic scheme. However, the increase in the incidence of accidents in Katipunan in August is difficult to explain. It is alarming as it may be increasing in frequency.

At 10:20 p.m. last Saturday, 7 September, a sedan flipped-over at the Katipunan U-turn between Gate 3.5 and Miriam College ’s Gate 1. The guards saw the sedan executing the U-turn at high speed when its left front wheel hit the gutter of the center island and turned turtle.

The driver, an LS student had to be helped out of the car. His passenger managed to leave the car by herself. Both were unharmed. It is strongly recommended to the community that U-turns in Katipunan be executed at a safe and reasonable speed.

At the U-turn near Gate 2.5 last Sunday, 9 September involving a taxi and a motorcycle. The motorcycle was on the wrong lane. Two SUVs involved in an accident in the same area shortly after the taxi and motorcycle accident. An SUV and school bus involved in a minor accident between Gate 3 and Gate 3.5 at 6:25 a.m., Thursday 13 September.

In all cases, non observance of traffic rules and aggressive (rather than defensive) driving resulted in the vehicular accident.

On campus last Saturday morning, 7 September a tricycle loaded with three student passengers bumped a van it was following when the van stopped for pedestrians. Fortunately, nobody was injured. The van’s bumper was slightly damaged. The van bumped by the tricycle. The SUV that hit the parking barriers at the High School carpark at 10:20 p.m. of Saturday, 7 September. Note the misaligned left rear wheel of the SUV & damaged concrete posts.

A Loyola Schools student was driving the SUV. He came from Moro Lorenzo Sports Center and accidentally rammed the concrete posts barriers and seriously damaged his SUV. The student was not hurt.

SECURITY: Campus security continues to recover cell phones, bags, wallets left unattended or found on benches.

SG VENANCIO L TEPINO, Gate 2 guard returning the Nokia N70 cell phone of a student. The student reported to the Gonzaga carpark guard that he left his phone in a taxi. Gate 2 guards were notified by radio of the incident. The guard recovered the phone from the taxi driver who was about to leave the campus.

The light installed at the Paseo de Reilly junction near Arrupe Residence Halls. Outsiders have been reported loitering in the area in the evening.

The newly installed guard house and bar boom at the entrance of Manila Observatory.

The intruder who damaged property and injured personnel of Manila Observatory and San Jose Seminary last Friday, 24 August has been traced and identified. Campus security accompanied Precinct 9 investigators to the suspect’s residence in Quezon City . It turned out that the suspect has problems and was scheduled to visit the Center for Family Ministries.

The family of the suspect has apologized for the conduct of the suspect and has settled matters amicably with the institutions and the personnel who were injured.

Around 9:30 a.m. yesterday, 12 September, students reported to security a very “friendly dog” following them around at the Gonzaga smokers pocket garden. Campus security collared the dog and brought the dog to the security office. Nobody claimed the dog and one of the guards adopted the “askal”.

Quezon City and Marikina City have ordinances requiring all dogs to be registered and vaccinated with anti-rabies. In compliance with these ordinances, stray dogs will be impounded and turned over to either Marikina City or Quezon City . Campus security will require dog owners to show registration papers or collars of their dogs.

All dog owners bringing their pets to the campus will also be required to register their dogs with Campus Security. Registration Forms will be available at the Security Office by 17 September 2007. Dogs not registered with the Ateneo will not be allowed on campus 1 October 2007. Dog owners are required to:

1. Keep their dogs on a leash.
2. Clean up after these animals.
3. Be responsible for injury or damage done by their pets.

VANDALISM: Campus security will also apprehend persons caught removing barks of Banaba trees on campus. The banaba trees in the Grade School area are in danger of dying because irresponsible persons have been removing barks for medicinal purposes. This is not allowed on campus.

Banaba trunks with bark extensively removed. University Physical Plant personnel are painting the trunks to protect the trees from vandals.

The community is requested to report to security persons removing barks of banaba trees.


Please email comments to Visit the University Physical Plant website at


Dear Friends,

Inviting you to The WhyNot? Forum.

The WhyNot? Forum is actually bloody simple : (7) Ingenious Filipinos, 15 minutes each - sharing their ideas, passions, dreams.

The WhyNot? Lineup :

MARKETING MAVERICK. Dondi Gomez, Managing Director Unilever Philippines.
ALTERNATIVE EDUCATOR. Gang Badoy, RockEdPhilippines
RAINMAKER. Entrepreneurship Professor Jay Bernardo, AIM - ACE
TECHNOLOGIST. Dr. Greg Tangonan, Ateneo.
DESIGNER. Brian Tenorio, Tenorio Manila.
DREAMER PRIEST. Fr. Ted Gonzales, S.J. Center for Family Ministries.

Performance by radioactivesagoproj ect. Hosted by Bam Aquino.


It's going to be on September 27 (Thursday) 7pm to 10pm at Warehouse135, Yakal St Makati City.

* ONLY 300 slots available *
Entrance is P300, which already includes one drink and light snacks.
For reservations, email whynotforum@ or SMS 0928.5055713.
http://whynotforum. multiply. com


In the spirit of innovation, big ideas, and well, just having a really cool, mindblowing time.

Mark Ruiz
The WhyNot? Forum : Inspiring Filipino Ingenuity
Think New Thoughts. Share Big Dreams. Do Brave Things.

BlueREPERTORY Presents Sister Act: Back in the Habit

On its sweet 16th year...




Back In The Habit

Directed by Kyla Rivera

Musical direction by Laura Cabochan

Original Adaptation by BlueREPERTORY

Show dates:

September 20 (Thursday) 7PM

September 21 (Friday) 7PM

September 22 (Saturday) 3PM & 7PM

September 23 (Sunday) 2PM & 5PM

Tickets are available at Kostka Extension for PHP160.00

For reservations and inquiries, please contactAlexa Yupangco at 09177220805

Ateneo CORD's Organization Development

The Ateneo Center for Organization Research and Development
invites you to join the certificate course in
Organization Development
on October 16 – 19 and 22 - 26 , 2007
This nine-day course is directed towards enabling HR professionals and individuals to understand the nature of organizations as developing systems and to hone skills to diagnose and identify appropriate interventions.

Outputs/ Activities
At the end of the program, participants are expected to:
1. Develop an Organization Development Plan
2. Develop a Change Plan

Modular Description
Module I: Role of OD in Strategic Management
This introductory module presents an overview of Human Resource Management and the important role of the HR Executive as a Strategic Manager. Participants will be presented with a study concerning the state of HR in the Philippines in terms of Ulrich’s Four Roles of HR and the trends impacting Philippine organizations today.

Module Ia: Organization Development Overview
This section presents an overview of Organization Development. Through case studies, participants will be oriented with the OD process and values.

Module Ib: Organization as Systems
Participants will be oriented with the different systems and its dynamic relationship that comprise the whole organization. They will learn the Open Systems theory, specifically systems mapping and organization life cycle. At the end of the module participants are expected to come up with a systems map.

Module II: Organization Directions
The ability of an organization to steer itself towards a direction, starts from an effective vision. Through workshops, participants will learn to create a compelling vision and mission statement, translate their vision into measurable outcomes, and learn the impact and implications of business strategies on HR systems and strategies.

Module III: Organizational Diagnosis
In this module, participants will learn the steps in conducting organizational diagnosis. In addition to this, participants are expected to demonstrate skills in conducting organizational diagnosis using both qualitative and quantitative methods. Such methods include surveys, interviews, focused group discussions, and content analysis. Participants will be taught to construct data gathering instruments and also learn to analyze data into a coherent framework.

Module IV: Managing and Evaluating the Change Process
Any intervention will surely affect the different systems in the organization. Through this module, learners will understand the process of change and how to deal with resistance. At the end of this module, participants are expected to come up with a change management plan.

Module V: OD Interventions
In this module, participants will be oriented with various OD interventions. Particularly, interventions on the individual, team, and organization. Participants are expected to identify and evaluate appropriate OD interventions that match the needs of their organization.

Module VI: OD Practitioner
This module will cover the ethics and competencies required of an Organization Development Practitioner.

Individual Presentations on the Last Day

Walter Hogan Conference Center, Ateneo de Manila University

Course Investment
P30,000 per participant inclusive of meals and materials for the whole program.
To avail of the 5% early bird discount rate,
register 2 weeks before the program!
Hurry! Limited slots available!
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

LST THEO HOUR with Manuel V. Pangilinan

Loyola School of Theology
invites you to

The Business World &
The Father's Business:

a Theological Hour with
Mr. Manuel V. Pangilinan

September 12, 2007, Wednesday
10:15 a.m.
LST Cardinal Sin Center

Mr. Manny Pangilinan, one of the Philippines' top CEOs, will try to answer two questions to help Loyola School of Theology in its strategic planning process:
What does the world of business need from the Church?
What can the world of business do for the Church?

Jose Mario C. Francisco, S.J.

Death of Memory


29th Season





Written by Glenn Mas

Lighting by Jonjon Villareal

Production Design by Salvador Bernal

Direction by Ricardo Abad


November 29 – December 1, December 5 – 8, December 12 – 15 (Weekdays &Saturdays) at 7 pm

December 1, 8, 15 (Saturdays) at 2 pm

Four people are trapped in a nowhere land where time has stopped, and with no memory of how they got there and no ideas about how to getout. Each one, however, carries a painful memory that assaults them at unpredictable moments – a memory that ties them to this purgatorial prison. This intense and imaginative play examines the strength ofthe human will to live and choose, to fight against paralyzing pasts,and to move on.

Looking for 3 males and 3 females


Sept. 12 (Wednesday)

6 PM to 8 PM

Sept. 13 (Thursday)

6 PM to 8 PM

Sept. 14 (Friday)

7 PM to 9 PM

2/F Gonzaga Function Room A

Please bring a recent 2x2 I.D. picture

Be prepared to narrate briefly a memory of a past event, sad or happy,imagined or actual.

Also be ready to read a monologue from the play and execute a set of movements.

OPEN to Ateneo students and teachers

For inquiries, please contact Regina at 0917 8429808

YouthTrip Tours for September!

Hi everyone, we'd like to invite you to two trips for the month:

Viajeng Cucinang Matua (Pampanga Food Trip)
September 15, Saturday
Tour Fee: Php 2500/person
(inclusive of transportation, lectures, and food!)

Postal History Walking Tour
September 16, Sunday
We meet @ 1230pm, Liwasang Bonifacio (in front of the Manila Central Post Office)
This is free. You can also participate in an auction of collectibles by the Filipinas Stamp Collectors Club.

Inquiries and reservations are accepted via email, or text/call Clare @ 0918.520.1087 or 0917.887.7087
Best regards!
Clare Amador, Head
Leslie Anne Umaly, Educ Program
Olive Castillo, Finance
May Anne Umaly, Operations

JesCom's Maging Akin Muli awarded a Bronze Telly

In the recent 28th Telly Awards, Maging Akin Muli (Be Mine Again) was awarded with a bronze Telly out of the 14,362 entries submitted from the US and around the world. The TV movie, produced by Jesuit Communications Foundation, Inc. (JesCom) and directed by Ms. Marilou Diaz-Abaya, featured veteran actors Noel Trinidad and Sandy Andolong together with Marvin Agustin in the lead role.

Through the years, JesCom has directed its efforts towards creating quality films that help reinforce good values, strengthen the faith and nourish our spirituality.

Winning the Bronze Telly reaffirms its belief that a little voice amidst all the noise and chaos can make a difference.

The organization is very privileged to have been recognized and awarded by a prestigious award giving body and be in the company of previous winners well known in the industry such as the Hallmark Channel, Disneyland Resort, Harpo Studios, Microsoft, NBA Entertainment, Nickelodeon, WE! Women’s Entertainment, and many more. The Telly Awards inspires the small players in the industry like JesCom to aspire for greater heights in their field and continuously strive for excellence.

The Telly Awards, founded in 1978, is the premier award honoring the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.

Maging Akin Muli is available in VCD or DVD format at all Tanging Yaman stores at the JesCom office-Sonolux Bldg., Loyola House of Studies, SM Megamall, and GateWay Mall and leading record oultets nationwide. For inquiries, please call the JesCom office at 426-5971 to 72 local 112 or 113.

Death of Fr Miguel Jose V Casals SJ

Ateneo de Manila University

05 September 2007




This is to inform the Ateneo community of the death of FR. MIGUEL JOSE V. CASALS, S.J. He passed away Friday, 31 August 2007. He was 86 years old. Fr. Casals taught English and Theology at the Ateneo de Manila and was Chairman of the Department of English in the early 60s before he moved to Sacred Heart Novitiate as English Professor and Master of Novices.

Attached is the Funeral Homily delivered by Fr. Noel D. Vasquez, S.J. who was a student of his at the Ateneo. Fr. Noel’s homily relates to us the story of Fr. Casal’s life and mission in the Society of Jesus. May we ask the prayers of the community for Fr. Mike, for his family and for the so many people whom his ministry has touched.


Funeral Mass for Fr. Miguel Jose V. Casals, S.J.
Loyola House of Studies
04 September 2007

I chose these two readings, from the Book of Wisdom and the Gospel of St. Matthew for this Mass for Fr. Mike because I see Fr. Mike in these.

The first reading assures us how the just are in the hands of God, how chastised a little as gold in a furnace, how as a sacrificial offering the just is greatly blessed, and that finally God takes the just unto himself. And at this final Mass of commendation, we do believe that the Lord has taken unto Himself Fr. Mike, a true Jesuit at heart and in action, one whom He had purified as gold in a furnace.

Yes very truly Fr. Mike was a son of Ignatius, in heart and in action.

The 1550 Formula of the Institute of the Society of Jesus which is the core basis of the Constitution of the Society, describes who the Jesuit is and enumerates many and various possible missions he is to undertake. A Jesuit is one who desires to be a “soldier of God beneath the banner of the cross” in the Society of Jesus, wherein he is to serve the Lord alone.

At the age of 29, in May 1949, Fr. Mike entered the Novitiate. He was the eldest in the family. I heard that that age was already considered then as a “late” vocation. For this reason I was told that he was exempted from doing the usual teaching regency and so he was sent straight to theology after his philosophy course. But part of the reason also was his many years of teaching in several colleges in Cebu, including San Carlos University, run by the SVD Fathers. This was after he graduated summa cum laude with an AB degree in Journalism at the University of Santo Tomas, in 1942. By this time the Japanese already had control of the country.

Fr. Mike’s greater desire was really to be a soldier of the Lord in the Society, rather than with the Dominicans or the SVD. Before entering, he actually was a soldier when WWII was about to end, serving with the 81st Signal Company of the 81st Brigade of the Philippine Army. That explains how he wore his sotana, like a uniform, with military bearing when I first knew him as our teacher in 2nd year Theology, 44 years ago in 1963, here at the Ateneo. His sotana was always newly pressed, with only one crease along the sleeves, always over a white pair of pants and black ROTC-type of black shoes. He was proud to wear the Jesuit sotana, he wore it very smartly, unlike a few Jesuits then whom you would think wore their sotanas in bed. But now, unfortunately for many of us, the lasting physical image of him will be of one in crutches and a wheelchair. But these are all externals.

In heart and in action he was a true Jesuit. The Formula of the Institute further tells us that the Jesuit’s fundamental mission is to “strive for the defense and propagation of the faith and the progress of souls in the Christian life and doctrine” and to achieve these through several ministries like public lectures, preaching of the Word of God, giving the Spiritual Exercises, consoling the faithful through confessions and other sacraments, and education of children and the unlettered. In addition to these, the Jesuit is to be ready to assist the estranged and compassionately assist those in hospitals and prisons, and to do other works of charity. Amazingly, despite his physical disabilities, Fr. Mike did practically all of these foundational works of the Society. Many of us probably do not realize this fact.

After his limited physical recovery from his almost fatal illness in 1965 which prematurely ended his assignment as Novice Master to just a year, he came back to the Ateneo and served both as confessor of students and assistant chaplain at the Bilibid prison in Muntinlupa. Going back and forth to the prison was not so comfortable at that time. When he was at Xavier House, then the Province Curia from 1973-1978, serving as the Province Secretary, he also helped out at the Philippine General Hospital.

He also did administrative work, as Minister of Xavier House, and before that as Treasurer of Loyola House of Studies in 1968 to 1973. Twice, in 1973-1978 and 1997-2002, he was Director of the Mirador Jesuit Retreat House in Baguio.

He was spiritual father and confessor for many years, from 1968-1997, both here at Loyola House and San Jose Seminary. I personally found him as a very accepting spiritual director who elicited trust in his directees. He was also a favorite confessor for many of us scholastics then. He did not make unnecessary scrutiny and he gave light and almost predictable penance. I do not think he could be shocked by what he might hear in the confessional.

He always showed compassion. At the Ateneo, in 1961-1963, many of us college students preferred him as confessor. He was student counselor then and he made sure he saw each of the 2nd year students once a semester. There were less than 200 of us then and he knew most of us personally. Given our age and tendencies then, he asked all of us to read the booklet “Modern Youth and Chastity”. At the same time, given his love for the Society, he did ask many to consider the possibility of a vocation to the Society.

During his assignments here on campus, he managed to teach a few courses in English and Theology, the same courses he taught in the Ateneo in 1961-1963, his first full assignment before being Master of Novices. Teaching English Literature I think was really his love. He thought he would be going back to finish his PhD in English Literature at Fordham after doing his thesis those years. But the superiors had other plans for him. Hesitantly, he went on to do his Licentiate in Ascetical Theology in 1963 at the Gregorian University in Rome, as preparation to being Novice Master.

Through all these years, up to around two years ago when he grew more weak and sickly, he did regular pastoral and spirituality work. He was giving retreats to many groups, including a regular group during the Holy Week. Almost daily, he would leave at 5 in the morning to say the 6 AM Mass in the Binondo Parish where he is well loved. Before this, for quite a long time, he was also saying regular Masses at a subdivision in Marikina. And he helped set up a foundation named after St. Joseph, for the education of poor children.

So Fr. Mike engaged in practically all these ministries listed in the Formula: retreat work, consoling sinners through confessions, public lectures, and teaching the youth, serving the sick and the prisoners, directly serving the Province as administrator of houses and as formator, as spiritual counselor to many, and saying regular Masses in parishes. All these are ministries that can rightly be expected of a Jesuit. But the amazing thing is that Fr. Mike did all these despite of his physical handicap which resulted from that near-fatal and crippling illness way back in May 1965. That is more than 42 years ago, such a long period of physical difficulties. Many of us Jesuits, even in our good state of health, have not done and probably will not be able to do all of these.

I usually greeted him “Kumusta ang Dakilang Lumpo”, to which he would just smile or laugh and say “Bu-ang ka”. That was Fr. Mike. He carried this physical burden very lightly, which I, and I am sure many of us probably will not be able to endure. I cannot think of this as being chastised only a “little”, as the first reading says, to go through this kind of suffering as the furnace that will bring out the gold in us. He never allowed his physical handicap be a hindrance to the many works for which he made himself available, and which he did full-heartedly.

He never complained about his condition. I thought he might express this to me during my privileged personal encounters with him, during manifestation of conscience, when I was Provincial. The only time he complained, and in a kidding manner, was when he said that the Sisters in the hospital kept praying for him, for which he was very thankful, but forgot to exercise his legs and feet, and so led to the partial calcification of his joints and the atrophy of some muscles.

My first encounter with him in his sickbed was when he was still in a critical condition at the Singian Clinic, a small hospital near Malacanang Palace where Jesuits were usually confined. This was sometime around July 1965, soon after I entered the Novitiate. I discovered only then that he was the Master of Novices, but had to be changed by Fr. Charles Wolf. It was a touching meeting for me, and probably for him too, happily surprised to see me, a student and counselee of his two years earlier, now in a Jesuit habit. He tried to reach out to me with great effort, but was unable to. Then I saw tears flowing down his cheeks.

He was bedridden for several months, with bed sores, practically completely paralyzed, able to recognize people but unable to communicate. The doctors for some time could not agree on what illness he had, whether it was meningitis or tuberculosis of the brain stem, and so the delay in giving him the right medication. Even after he was moved to Loyola House in late 1965 or early 1966 for recuperation and therapy, he still had to suffer the pain of the physical therapy itself, and the embarrassment of having someone present when he was on the toilet, and with someone washing him and dressing him up. It is not given to many of us to endure this kind of physical pain and psychological and spiritual suffering, and come out spiritually whole.

I do think Fr. Mike would not have wanted me to dwell, no matter how briefly, on his suffering, because he himself never did so. He moved around and did his work and ministries as if his disability was ordinary and not really a burden. However, with my apologies to you Mike, I still do so now because how he carried himself and maintained a cheerful disposition, quick to laugh at himself and others, revealed to us such a deep faith and trust in the Lord, such a profound spiritual life. For all we know, Fr. Mike suffered darkness of faith and experienced the absence of God. If he did, he kept this to himself. He was not one given to self-pity. And throughout all his life, he centered his daily spiritual life in the Eucharist and nurtured this with his devotion to Our Lady.

All his Jesuit life he expressed his love for the Society, thankful for his vocation and of course for the care given him. In his own way, he promoted vocation to the Society. He did openly tell young men to consider a Jesuit vocation. He really was happy when he was asked to help in any of the Province ministries. He was a true Jesuit, so available as is obvious to us with all the varied ministries he engaged in. Even late in his age, when he was already in his mid-70s, from time to time he would ask me as Provincial then, if there was anything else I might ask him to do. I could not think of any, not until 1996, when I was hard pressed to look for a replacement for Fr. Pascual Adorable, who died while serving as Director of our retreat house in Mirador, Baguio. Fr. Mike asked to be considered for the work, reminding me that he in fact was Director of Mirador for 5 years in 1973-1978.

And so his last major assignment was as Director of Mirador, at age 74, from 1996 to 2002. Late in 2001, things were not going well any more at Mirador, when some people took advantage of his lack of physical mobility and the trust he had for them, which led to financial and operational problems. Then it was time to tell him that it would be better for him and Mirador that he already rest and concentrate his pastoral and retreat work just around Manila.

Again Fr. Mike showed what it meant to be a Jesuit. It fell upon me, both as Province Treasurer to whom he was reporting, and as friend, to communicate to him the decision of superiors. We did not want to hurt him, knowing that his heart was still in that work.

I was afraid it was going to be difficult, aware that Fr. Mike can be stubborn and “masungit”. We all know this. But in the end, he actually made it easy for me. It took me some time, after 2 or 3 visits to him, to kind of prepare him, before finally communicating the mind of the superiors. Of course he disagreed, spoke his mind and protested, and expressed his desire to stay on. But in the same breathe, he accepted the decision. While it was not a matter of formal obedience, Fr. Mike did show the true spirit of Jesuit obedience.

The Gospel reading we just heard is fulfilled in Fr. Mike. Like that of mere children Our Lord speaks of, the faith and spirituality of Fr. Mike grew in simplicity that goes with a maturing spiritual life and an ever deepening relationship with God. It was this simplicity of faith which he possessed when he finally accepted the invitation of the Lord to “Come to me all you who are weary…and I will refresh you…Your souls will find rest.” It was actually a year and a half ago, I believe, that he accepted this invitation of the Lord to finally rest his weary soul, when he was brought to the hospital with serious medical complication. There I visited him and I was reminded of that visit to him at Singian clinic 42 years ago, because while he showed recognition, he could no longer communicate this. He simply smiled when reminded that I was his “Bu-ang” friend. From then on his health deteriorated.

So Mike, dear brother Jesuit and friend, we are happy that now your weary soul rests in the gentle caring of the Lord. This is what you had been seeking all your life. As the Lord promised, having been chastised a little and proved in the furnace, now He takes you to Himself. So please do remember us and pray for us you have left behind still burdened by life, remember us your brother Jesuits and the Society you love so much; remember your own family and relatives, those you ministered to in very many ways, those who took care of you and those now gathered around the altar. Yes, do pray for us, now that you are in the immediate and eternal presence, peace and love of the Lord.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Fr. Noel D. Vasquez, S.J.

Kritika Kultura Lecture Series, 12 September 2007

Kritika Kultura Lecture Series

invites you to a forum on



Vicente L. Rafael

Commentaries by
Dr. Remmon Barbaza, Department of Philosophy, ADMU
Mr. Gary Devilles, Kagawaran ng Filipino, ADMU
Dr. Bomen Guillermo, Departamento ng Filipino at Panitikan ng Pilipinas, UP
Dr. Rolando Tolentino, UP Film Institute

Response by
Vicente L. Rafael

12 September 2007
Wednesday, 4.30-6.00 p.m.
PLDT-Convergent Technologies Center Room 105
Ateneo de Manila University

In The Promise of the Foreign (Duke University Press, 2005; Anvil Publishing,Inc., 2006), Vicente L. Rafael argues that translation was key to the emergenceof Filipino Nationalism in the nineteenth century. Acts of translation entailed techniques from which issued the promise of nationhood. Such a promise consisted of revising the heterogeneous and violent origins of the nation by mediating one’s encounter with things foreign while preserving their strangeness. Rafael examines the workings of the foreign in the Filipinos’ fascination with Castilian, the language of the colonizers. In Castilian, Filipino nationalists saw the possibility of arriving at a lingua franca withwhich to overcome linguistic, regional, and class differences. Yet they were also keenly aware of the social limits and political hazards of this linguistic fantasy.

Through close readings of nationalist newspapers and novels, the vernacular theater, and accounts of the 1986 revolution, Rafael traces the deep ambivalence with which Filipinos came to regard Castilian. Their belief in the potency of Castilian meant that colonial subjects came in contact with are curring foreignness within their own language and society. Rafael shows how they sought to tap into this uncanny power, seeing in it both the promise of nationhood and a menace to its realization. He thus sheds light on the paradox of nationhood and a menace to its realization. Repeatedly opening borders to the arrival of something other and new, translation compels the nation to host foreign presences to which it invariably finds itself held hostage. (Back coverof The Promise of the Foreign.)

VICENTE L. RAFAEL is Professor of History at the University of Washington. He is the author of White Love and Other Events in Filipino History and Constructing Colonialism, both also published by Duke University Press, and editor of Figures of Criminality in Indonesia, the Philippines and Colonial Vietnam andDiscrepant Histories: Translocal Essays on Filipino Cultures

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

ACET on Sept 15-16, 2007

To the Ateneo Community:

The Ateneo College Entrance Test (ACET) for SY 2008-2009 will beadministered at the Ateneo High School and Grade School on September 15and 16, 2007, Saturday and Sunday. There will be two sessions for bothdays: 7:30am-12:30pm and 1:00pm-6:00 pm.

We are expecting around 2,600 examinees per session. In this regard,please expect heavy traffic along Katipunan and inside the campusparticularly at 6:30-7:30 am, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm and 5:30-7:00pm.

Two shuttles will be providing ACET examinees free transportation to andfrom the Ateneo High School / Grade School on both days.

For your information and guidance.

Office of Admission and Aid
Loyola Schools

SITUATION REPORT - Tuesday, 04 September 2007

SITUATION REPORTTuesday, 4 September 2007
The Situation Report of 4 September 2007, with relevant photos, is posted at
It may also be downloaded as a Word file from

POWER: Trouble shooting of the De la Costa Hall generator started at 7:00 a.m. and was completed in 45 minutes last Sunday, 2 September. University Physical Plant personnel can now take remedial action in case the electronic control panel malfunctions again.

SECURITY: Sixteen units of cellular phones were found and returned to owners from June to August 2007. This number exceeds the eight units reported lost but not recovered in the same period. Carelessness in the custody of personal belongings remains a problem on campus.

A Nokia 6233 cell phone found in the SEC covered walk at 9:10 a.m. was claimed by the owner 4:33 p.m. of the same day.
This sedan parked in one of the carparks is fully locked, except that the window at the back is half open.

TRAFFIC: Pot holes on campus roads slow down traffic during rush hours. Repairs are being progressively done based on available time.

Repair of driveway to College Chapel during the long break.
Repairs were also done last weekend at the College Lane near De la Costa and Faura Halls.
Repairs were all done in Xavier Hall’s driveway and at the diversion road (road parallel to Katipunan from Gate 2 to Gate 3).

Vehicular accidents along Katipunan.

2:05 a.m. Friday, 31 August in front of Gate 3. A driver must have fallen asleep while driving and smashed into the center island in front of Ateneo’s Gate. The driver suffered minor injuries.

11:30 a.m. Friday 31 August at the northbound lane of the flyover near Ateneo’s Gate 1. A sedan miscalculated in overtaking a cargo truck and hit the truck. The sedan span several times and blocked the northbound lane.

9:00 p.m., Saturday 1 September, a pick-up truck rammed the pedestal of a traffic light in the center island in front of Gate 3. The driver and passenger suffered minor injuries. They refused to have their pictures taken.

The community is cautioned to drive defensively along Katipunan.

Request for Prayers

In your prayers, please remember ISABEL ROXAS DELA TORRE PINEDA, mother of Mrs Marrisse Fernandez (Personnel Office) who passed away Monday, 3 September 2007.

She is being waked at the Ibayo Chapel, Marilao Bulacan. Interment will be onThursday, 6 September 2007.

Head, Employment & Dev't Section
Personnel Office
2nd Floor, Xavier Hall
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
426-6001 local 4127


Please remember in your prayers Daniella Claire Kinkito who passed away yesterday, 3 September 2007 , due to pneumonia.

Daniella Claire was the daughter of Mr. Angel Kinkito, Office Assistant of the LS Registrar's Offfice.

Thank you.

Office of the Registrar
Loyola Schools
2/F Bellarmine Bldg.
4266001 local 5130-39


To the Ateneo community,

Please include in your prayers Mrs. Narcissa C. Ignacio, who passed away early this morning due to CA.

Mrs. Ignacio was the sister of Mr. Felicisimo dela Cruz, Rizal Library maintenance staff.

"Eternal rest grant unto the soul of Narcissa O Lord, and Let thePerpetual Light Shine Upon her. May she rest in Peace, Amen"


It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of JB de la Pena, artist of the University Press, on Monday, September 3, 2007. His ashes will be brought to the Church of the Risen Lord in UP Diliman this afternoon, September 5.

JB worked freelance and was responsible for several of the Press's book covers and designs. If you have ever read or held in your hands a University Press book, received a bookmark invite, or visited our website these last few years, chances are you have seen some of JB's work. The attention and care that he gave to his craft contributed immensely, albeit in a quiet way, to the Press's reputation as publisher of quality books. Although not an Ateneo employee, and perhaps without his knowing it, JB exemplified through his simple life and dedication to his work the Ignatian values of humility in spirit and excellence in service.

Please say a prayer for JB's eternal rest and his family's strength.

Thank you.

Maricor Baytion
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:

Call for Papers for LSR Science and Engineering Edition

Dear Colleagues,

The Loyola Schools Review School of Science and Engineering Edition invites you and your students to submit reports, research articles, policy papers, essays on science and society, reviews, and research notes for publication in its 2008 issue. The deadline for submission is 15 September 2007.

For questions, clarifications and author guidelines, please feel free to contact me by email at or by phone at local 5660.

Thank you and I look forward to receiving your submissions!


Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Ph.D.
Department of Information Systems and Computer Science
Faura Hall, Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Hights, Quezon City, Metro Manila 1106
Tel/Fax: (+632) 426-6071

Account Activation and Internet Enlistment Schedule


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

*Those who have successfully activated their accounts during the first semester registration need not activate again.

Thank you very much!
The Registrar’s Office and MIS Office

The Honors Assembly 2008 is now recruiting core team members!

Six Departments to choose from:

Documentations & Publications






Two positions to choose from:



Take your pick!

Just fill out the application form and submit it by Sept. 14 either at the ASCC room (MVP200) or by emailing it to

For any other inquiries, contact Cris (09178342747) or email

What is the Honors Assembly?
The Honors Assembly is a yearly event where all the Dean's Listers are treated to a night of awards, music and food, recognizing the effort they exerted to be able to garner at least a 3.35 QPI for any of the last two semesters (2nd Sem of SY06-07 and/or 1st Sem SY07-08).

Gawad Kalinga-Ateneo's 2nd BAYANIHAN BUILD

We made GK Molave history last July 31 being the largest group of volunteers the residents have ever received. Now, we are inviting everyone again to join us on Sept 8, 2007 for our second Bayanihan Build. Are you up for this challenge?

where? venue TBA (but transportation will be provided)
when? next Saturday, September 8, 2007
fee? TBA (but it definitely won't cost much)

We are open to individuals, student orgs/groups, faculty members, office staff, parents, personnel, and even non-Ateneans. Absolutely anyone can join this effort. =)

for any concern, please contact Mykey Cuento 09063079390

FESTIVALE: Enjoy, Indulge, Experience. CERSA Open House 2007

JVP job opportunity

Jesuit Volunteers Philippines Foundation Inc would like to invite people who would be interested to apply for the position of Administrative Assistant

JOB SUMMARY:The Administrative Assistant takes charge of the administrative and logistical requirements of the Foundation.

This is a job wherein a new graduate can learn tremendously regarding the management and programs of the Jesuit Volunteers Philippines, as well as get exposed to different people in the social development world. SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

I. Administrative

A. Preparation and Management of Files and Documents
1. Prepares and encodes documents including minutes of meetings, evaluations,
surveys and reports of the office;
2. Consolidates the annual calendar of the different officers of the National Office and submits these to the Executive Director to review and finalize;
3. Assists in the preparation of documents for submission and mailing;
4. Prepares and submits liquidation reports of own expenses and as instructed by the Executive Director;
5. Files Foundation documents;
6. Keeps custody of Office Manuals.

B. Coordination with Outside Offices
1. Prepares letters for hanging of banners, request for opening of office, etc.;
2. Prepares and submits quotations to printers, etc.
3. Updates the mail permit of the Foundation's newsletters every April and
October of the year at the Postal Corporation

C. Logistical Arrangements
1. Reserves transportation tickets for staff, volunteers and Board members;
2. Takes charge of food requirements for meetings and Foundation activities;
3. Reserves rooms and facilities for JVP use

D. Human Resource Management
1. Takes charge of life and accident insurance documents;
2. Secures temporary and permanent identification cards of staff, members and volunteers;
3. Secures calling cards, e-mail accounts and other needs of staff;
4. Orients new staff on the administrative and office policies and rules.

E. Office Management
1. Answers the office telephones;
2. Receives and sends fax messages;
3. Receives documents delivered to the office;
4. Monitors the use and ensures availability of office supplies;
5. Photocopies documents and monitors and encodes the charging of office
6. Ensures the orderliness and cleanliness of the office

F. Assist in Fundraising
1. Assists the Resource Development Officer for Special Projects in selling of JVP merchandise;
2. Assists the Senior Resource Development Officer in putting proposals together

II. Messengerial Services

A. Performance of Bank Transactions
(upon instruction of the Finance Officer)
1. Submits documents to banks;
2. Deposits and encashes checks;
3. Deposits and withdraws funds;
4. Secures the signature of proper signatories for the performance of bank transactions; and
5. Performs such other bank transactions as may be directed by the Finance Officer

B. Payment of Remittances and Bills
1. Submits forms and pays remittances to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Social Security System (SSS), Pag-ibig, and Philhealth at their respective offices before the tenth of every month;
2. Submits registration of new employees to BIR, SSS, Pag-ibig and Philhealth;
3. Submits Annual Information for Withheld taxes to BIR every January
4. Submits a quarterly report to SSS, Pag-ibig and Philhealth; and
5. Pays bills (internet/e-mail, phone, etc.) at the designated banks or payment centers;

C. Deliveries and Pick-ups
1. Picks up check, cash and in-kind donations and payments upon instruction of the Finance Officer;
2. Picks up letters and other documents;
3. Delivers documents, packages and other materials;
4. Mails letters, newsletters and other documents; and
5. Sends letters and packages by courier (LBC, Aboitiz, DHL, etc.).

D. Purchases
1. Purchases transportation tickets (PAL, Negros Navigation, Superferry, Philtranco, etc.); and
2. Purchases office supplies and other needs of the office.

E. Performs other duties as may be required by the Executive Director.

-Organized and efficient, pays attention to details, capable of multi-tasking
-Computer literate especially in Word and Excel
-Good typing abilities
-Trustworthy, cheerful and industrious
-Can take instructions well and work harmoniously with the group
-College graduate

For those interested to apply, please send your resume to:
JVP National Office, Room 313 Bellarmine Hall,
Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.
You can also email,
fax 426-5908, or call 927-9060 or 426-6001 loc. 4880.

Thank you!

Jesuit Volunteers Philippines
Foundation, Inc. Rm 313 Bellarmine Hall, Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108, Philippines
Tel Nos. (632) 927-9060, (632) 426-6001 loc 4880
Telefax (632) 426-5908
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Ina Lapid-Juan
Program Officer for Membership and Communications
Jesuit Volunteers Philippines Foundation Inc.
3/F Bellarmine Hall, Ateneo de Manila University
Tel Nos. (02) 426-6001 loc 4880, (02) 927-9060
Telefax (02) 4265908