Thinking of a Worthwhile Elective to take?

It’s time to learn a little more about doing good (through business), and, at the same time, send a clear message that these classes should be kept for good not just for some people, not just as an elective, but really because learning more about how to "do the right thing" in business is a relevant issue for everyone.

These electives will be offered this coming second semester.

1. DS165.55 "Special Topics in Development Studies: Corporate Social Responsibility" on Saturdays from 9am-12nn --> this will be credited as a management elective, in case you need/want it to be. (highly suggested for juniors)

2. LS139 "Business Ethics and Social Responsibility" on Mondays from 430pm-730pm. there are 2 sections open. (highly suggested for seniors)

DS165.55 will be taught by a very inspiring and competent person, Ms. Camille Buenaventura from San Miguel Corporation, while LS139 will be taught by Mr. Manolet Siojo and Ms. Rowie Azada.

In case you will be, or considering of taking any of these classes, kindly email Joan Yao at .

Ateneo teams take 4 out of the top 10 slots in the ICPC 2007!

The Department of Information Systems and Computer Science is proud to announce that four Ateneo teams ranked among the top ten in the First Philippine National Inter-Collegiate Programming Competition (ICPC 2007) hosted by the Computing Society of the Philippines and held in De La Salle Canlubang on 20 October 2007.

The top 10 rankings were as follows:

1st Place - UP Diliman
2nd Place - Ateneo: James Choa (1CS), Wilhansen Li (2CS), and John Patrick Manalo (3CS)
3rd Place - UP Los Banos
4th Place - Ateneo: Ivan John Clement (1ME), Clarisse Ligunas (1CS), Jason Christian Gaguan (1ChACS)
5th Place - UP Diliman
6th Place - DLSU
7th Place - Ateneo: Danna Aduna (2CS), Thomas Dy (2CS), Jejomar Dimayuga (4MIS)
8th Place - DLSU
9th Place - UP Diliman
10th Place - Richard Locsin (4CS), Liza Vila (4CS), Byron Wang (4CS)

Although we did not garner the #1 spot, we had the most number of teams in the top 10 (out of 52 teams total). Also note that our freshmen and sophomores in particular (most of them first-timers in this competition) performed stellarly.

We thank and congratulate our coaches, Dr. Pablo Manalastas, Dr. John Paul Vergara, Mr. Ramon Francisco Mejia, Mr. Jal de Vera, and Mr. Eric Vidal, for their hard work and dedication.

Our thanks to the DISCS secretaries and technical staff for their support.

We thank Mr. Jun Dalandan and the Office of Alumni Relations for our team jackets.

Last but not the least, thank you and congratulations to our team members. We are very, very proud of you!

SITUATION REPORT - Monday, 22 October 2007

SITUATION REPORTMonday, 22 October 2007
The Situation Report of 22 October 2007, with relevant photos, is posted at
It may also be downloaded as a Word file from

WATER: The High School MST cistern generally fails the quarterly tests for potability. After extensive investigation, it was found that ground water managed to seep in. The problem is now being corrected and the cistern is being sealed and rewater proofed.

SECURITY: Personal belongs found and returned to the owners.

- SSG JOEL B ESTACION, returning a wallet with P2105 cash, assorted cards, USB flash memory found in room MVP Room 202 to LS Office of Student Activities last Thursday, 11 October.
- Computer parts in a box found in an unlocked Faura Hall room 306 last Monday, 15 October. Security left the box in the room after locking it.
- Recovered backpack at Xavier Hall lobby left overnight by an Ateneo personnel last Monday, 15 October being returned to the owner the following day
- Recovered Nokia N1112 inside a taxi at 12:35 a.m. last Tuesday, 16 October being returned to 2nd year MA PAM student residing at Arrupe Residence Hall. SG ADRIANO B SANTOS and SG DALE P MACARRUBO are commended for their presence of mind and alertness that led to the recovery of the cell phone.

The long break is conducive to break-ins in buildings. Five boys (between 12 to 13 years old) entered the Grade School complex through David Hall at 2:30 p.m. last Sunday, 21 October. Fortunately one of the two roving guards saw them and pursued them. The boys managed to escape by going through the creek inside San Jose Seminary to the housing area. Although they had already cut telephone and internet lines, they were not able to cart them away.

Section of the fence detached by the boys at the east end of David Hall where they entered the Grade School complex.
The fire hose cabinet with broken glass. However, the hose and its brass coupling are intact.
Grills at the creek behind San Jose Seminary where the boys entered and left the campus.

An intoxicated 24-year old Korean national asked to be taken to the dorm at 5:30 a.m. last Friday, 19 October. He was not admitted in the residence halls as he was not a boarder there. He left the taxi and slept on the side of the residence hall driveway. He was picked up by security and brought to the barangay hall. It turned out that he was a resident of Prince David. Security brought him there.

Dog Registration: As of Saturday, 20 October, fifty-four (54) pet dogs have been registered with campus security. Traps have been set for stray dogs but none has been captured. The pursuit of stray dogs seems to have driven them off-campus.

TRAFFIC: Around 4:45 p.m. last Wednesday, 18 October, a van was side swiped by a school bus that came from Ateneo. Instead of stopping to settle the accident, the school bus left the scene of the accident. The driver of the van reported the hit-and-run accident to the police.

The school bus driver voluntarily reported to police at Camp Karingal the following day.

At 10:30 p.m. last Friday, 19 October a brand new Honda Civic making a U-turn near Gate 3.5 was rammed by a speeding Mitsubishi pick-up.

Scene of the accident where a brand new Honda Civic was rammed by a pick-up at the U-Turn slot near Gate 3.5. Nobody was injured.
Around 5:00 a.m. last Saturday, 20 October two cargo trucks racing against each other figured in an accident near the U-Turn slot across Gate 2.5. Nobody was hurt.

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Ateneo CORD's Advanced OD Series No. 1 - Facilitating Organizational Strategic Development, November 14, 2007

The Ateneo Center for Organization Research and Development

Invites you to the

Advanced OD Series No. 1

Facilitating Organizational Strategic Development:
Organization Transformation Utilizing Large Group Process

on November 14, 2007, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

at the Hampton Room, Astoria Plaza

This one-day workshop is designed to equip individuals who drive fast organization change.

During the program, cutting edge approaches and the theoretical background for facilitating change in your organization will be introduced. You will learn how to achieve high participation meeting processes to create visions, strategies and implementation plans. Issues addressed include innovation and creativity, corporate culture, motivation and responsibility, planning processes, knowledge management, complexity and chaos, self organization among others.

Learning Approach. This program is designed as an action learning process where participants co-create a new understanding of the current corporate challenges and strategies required to deal with them.

Target Participants. This program is specially designed for Corporate Directors, Senior Managers, Department Heads, HR and OD Professionals and Management Consultants who are involved in organizational development and strategy processes.

Speaker: Mark Pixley, CPF, MBA

Mark is the Managing Director of LEADERSHIP INC. He works as a facilitator and consultant helping senior managers to design and facilitate their organization change processes. He has over 15 years of working experience in Shenzhen, Hong Kong, and Taiwan . Core processes utilized include Technology of Participation (ToP), Open Space Technology, Future Search, Dialogue, Appreciative Inquiry.

Program Fee: P 5,000 inclusive of materials and meals

Special Discounted Price: P 4,000 for graduates of Ateneo CORD Certificate Course in Organization Development

For interested parties, please fax or email the reservation slip (refer to attached flier) to Ateneo CORD:

Tel No: 426-5931
Telefax No: 426-6065

Hurry and reserve now! Limited slots available!

Web news update (24 October)

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

o Leong Hall rises to engage the world
o 3rd Rizal Library int’l confab tackles information-age challenges
o Philippine Councilors League works with Ateneo School of Government
o ASoG spearheads round-table talks on electricity governance
o Seven LS seniors are top marketing management trainees of MFI
o Ateneans are champions of FINEX-sponsored finance tilt
o UK emissaries visit Ateneo, renew academic collaboration
o BS Management alum bags Maningning Miclat poetry prize

o AHS Aspirants Football Team is RIFA champion!
o Ateneo Baseball Team is PAYA 1st runner-up

o Homecoming 2007 schedule of events
o Four Ateneo teams in top 10 of inter-collegiate programming tilt
o Ateneo School of Government assists Kabayani Party
o CORD course on talent and career management, Nov. 13-16

What’s new inside?
o AHS students are Gawad Kalinga 'teenpreneurs' (High School)
o AHS boys win medals in ATF Taekwondo Championships (High School)
o AHS Freshmen's Day & Concert on October 27 (High School)
o PAASCU resurveys AHS after 5 years (High School)
o Situation Report 22 October 2007 (University Physical Plant)
o Bingo Fiesta (Alumni Events)
o HaliKinu in HK (Alumni Events)
o MEA Bowl for Fame (Alumni Events)

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!

News about the Residence Halls

A. Cervini Swimming Pool Closed

Re: University Dormitory

Please be informed that on 20 October 2007, the University awarded the Main Contract Works and the actual Possession of Site to the ASEC Development and Construction Corp. The Notice to Proceed marks the start of the construction of the 600-bed University Dormitory (in addition to Cervini and Eliazo Residence Halls).
Be advised that the Cervini Swimming Pool is now temporarily closed andthe site is off-limits to the general public. Expected completion of the construction is before end of May 2008, ready for occupancy by 1 June 2008.

B. Residence Halls 5-day Shutdown

Please be informed that the Residence Halls is open on Sunday,28 October 2007.
We will then observe a 5-day shutdown from 29 October to 2 November 2007. This will enable everyone to participate in the barangay elections, observe the Undas, and conserve resources. Office and maintenance staff will resume work on Saturday, 3 November 2007.

Tim Gabuna
Director of Residence Halls

Mita "Mamita" Pardo de Tavera, M.D.

Office of the President


- Former Social Welfare Secretary
- Philippine Medical Association Dr. Jose P. Rizal Awardee, 1994
- Executive Secretary, Philippine Tuberculosis Society
- Founder, Alay Kapwa Kilusang Pangkalusugan (AKAP)
- Chair, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office
- President, Philippine Cancer Society

Dr. Mita, fondly called "Mamita" by all who knew her, passed away on Tuesday, 23 October 2007 after a lingering battle with leukemia at the age of 87. Interment has been scheduled for Friday, 26 October, after the 1:00 P.M. Mass at the Santuario de San Antonio in Forbes Park, Makati City.

She graduated with a degree in medicine from the University of the Philippines in 1944 and worked with the Philippine Tuberculosis Society (PTS). Later, she became executive secretary and led the organization until 1974.

In 1970, she founded the Alay Kapwa Kilusang Pangkalusuan (AKAP) which spearheaded the education, through preventive medicine, of impoverished communities with the help of volunteer health workers.

She was a militant activist during the Martial Law years and served as social welfare secretary in the Aquino administration.

She became Chair of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) and President of the Philippine Cancer Society (PCS). In 1991, the PCS launched the Hospice Home Care Program where Dr. Pardo de Tavera focused on cancer-stricken persons given short term survival by their doctors.

In 1994, the Philippine Medical Association recognized her "outstanding community services and medical ethics” with the conferment of the PMA Dr. Jose P. Rizal Award.

In July 1995, Dr. Mita Pardo de Tavera turned over the Dr. Trinidad H. Pardo de Tavera collection of her grandfather to the Ateneo de Manila University. The Memorandum of Agreement was signed between her and the Ateneo de Manila University represented by Fr. Bienvenido F. Nebres; S.J. Previously housed in the Special Collections of the Rizal Library under the Filipiniana Section, the area became a separate section in October 2000. To date, the Pardo de Tavera collection has a total of 25 donors in the section and a total of 13,000 volumes of books, 1,500 manuscripts, 4, 500 correspondence and 639,000 photos.

Sanctions on Burma

EU and Japan set new Burma sanctions

By James Blitz in London and Amy Kazmin in Bangkok

Published: October 15 2007 08:29 Last updated: October 16 2007 06:00

Japan on Tuesday cancelled an aid grant to Burma, hours after the European Union implemented new trade sanctions designed to hurt Burma’s political elite and US President George W Bush called for coordinated action.
As the United Nations special envoy to Burma called on the junta to cease its witch-hunt of pro-democracy demonstrators, EU foreign ministers announced a string of sanctions aimed at halting those trade sectors from which the regime benefits heavily.
For a decade, the EU has imposed a range of sanctions on Burma, the main elements of which are a travel ban on leading regime figures, a freeze on their assets and a ban on EU trade with prominent state companies.
The new EU sanctions in response to the violent internal repression of dissidents will take immediate effect and mean the bloc will cease to import Burmese wood products, high-value metals and minerals and precious stones. It will also impose export and investment bans on these sectors.
Masahiko Komura, Japanese foreign minister, said his government had cancelled a Y552m ($4.7m) grant for a business education centre at Yangon University. Japan has been among Burma’s leading aid donors, but Mr Komura said: ”We need to show the Japanese government’s position. We cannot take action supporting the military government at this stage.”
A Japanese video journalist covering pro-democracy protests was killed in the crackdown.
Mr Bush meanwhile said at a forum in Arkansas: ”We have sanctioned individuals within Burma and are considering additional sanctions. But sanctions don’t mean anything if we’re the only sanctioner.”
What is needed, he said, is ”enormous international pressure to make it clear to the generals that they will be completely isolated and not accepted into the international community of nations.”
Senior diplomats acknowledged the EU sanctions affect only a small part of Burmese trade, amounting to just 1.5 per cent of Burmese exports. EU imports across these sectors amounted to less than €60m ($85m, £42m) in 2006, according to Eurostat figures. However, EU member states were determined not to impose sanctions that would hurt the Burmese population, nearly all of which is employed in the agricultural sector.
“We know the timber and mining sectors are dominated by the state and that the regime benefits disproportionately heavily from revenues in these industries,” said a senior EU diplomat. “This will, therefore, have an impact on the revenues of people at the top of the regime.”
The diplomat added: “This will also send an important political signal of intent by the EU. It is an indication that we take what has happened extremely seriously.”
Ibrahim Gambari, the UN special envoy to Burma, on Monday called on the ruling military junta to halt its relentless crackdown on ¬dissidents, describing the arrests of prominent democracy activists in recent days as “extremely disturbing”.
Speaking from Bangkok at the beginning of a trip to coordinate Asian ¬responses to the Burmese crisis, Mr Gambari called for a halt to interrogations and acts of intimidation that “run counter to the spirit of mutual engagement” between the UN and Burma.
“These acts must stop at once,” Mr Gambari said. “The UN calls on the ¬Myanmar government to release all political detainees, including those arrested during the demonstrations, and allow access by the ICRC [International Committee for the Red Cross] to those in detention.”
Burma’s junta has been under pressure since last month’s brutal suppression of protest marches led by Buddhist monks and other citizens, who took to the streets in a show of discontent with their deepening impoverishment and lack of political freedom.

Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2007

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JesCom receives CMMA 2007 Award and Citations

Jesuit Communications (JesCom) is proud to share its victory with the entire Jesuit and Ateneo communities as it announces its hard-earned achievements in the recent
2007 Catholic Mass Media Awards and the
2007 Jaime Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards.

JesCom, in CMMA awarding ceremonies held October 25, was given Special Citations and an Award as follows:

· The Parable of the Elder Brother
Johnny C. Go, SJ
2007 Jaime Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards
Best Book in Family Life, Youth and Children
Published by Jesuit Communications Foundation, Inc.
Awarded by Asian Catholic Communicators, Inc.

· Ehemplo Atbp: Mga Awitin ng Bagong Pinoy
2007 Catholic Mass Media Awards
Special Citation for Music Video
Produced by EHEM / Jesuit Communications
Foundation, Inc.

· Huwag Mangamba
2007 Catholic Mass Media Awards
Special Citation for Radio Drama Program
Produced by Jesuit Communications Foundation
Aired on DZRV Radio Veritas

Deadline extended for LS Scholarly Work Faculty Grant

The deadline for submitting project proposals for the Loyola Schools Scholarly Work Faculty Grant and the University Research Council Grant is extended to Monday, November 5, 2007.

The 2007 guidelines can be accessed at this site:

Please direct any questions to Dr. Liane Peña Alampay, Research Coordinator of the Loyola Schools, at, or loc. 5260-5262.

Thank you.

Liane Peña Alampay, PhD
Asst Professor, Department of Psychology
Research Coordinator for the Loyola Schools
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108

AMPC Caf hours

starting October 16, 2007


6:30 AM - 5 PM

7 AM - 2 PM


8:00 - 4:30 PM

8:00 - 1:30 PM

SITUATION REPORT - Monday, 15 October 2007

SITUATION REPORTMonday, 15 October 2007
The Situation Report of 15 October 2007, with relevant photos, is posted at
It may also be downloaded as a Word file from

POWER: One of the three power grids on the Loyola Heights campus has overhead power distribution cables. The distribution cables of the Katipunan and Balara grids are in underground conduits from Gate 1 and Gate 3. The Barangka grid has overhead high tension cables at the east edge of the campus that are susceptible to power outage when branches of nearby trees hit the cables.

Overhead high tension cables between the Eliazo Residence Hall and Loyola House of Studies to San Jose Seminary. Trees near the cables are regularly trimmed to prevent branches from hitting the cables that result in power outages. The branches near the cables behind San Jose Seminary. This was trimmed Monday morning.

Tree branches near the overhead high tension cables being trimmed to prevent them from touching the cables.

COMMUNICATION: PLDT upgraded its voice and data services on campus with the installation of NxGN facilities in the Loyola Heights campus. This will allow PLDT easier installation, diagnostics of troubles and quick restoration of services.

The upgraded system however, will require a change in the telephone numbers, both PABX and direct lines. This means changes in calling cards, stationeries, brochures and other materials. Ateneo and Affiliated units will be affected by these changes. Details are being worked out with PLDT to reduce the inconvenience because of this.

SECURITY: Personal belongings were returned to owners last week.

Wednesday, 10 October: At 7:00 p.m. a roving guard noticed that a window was left open in one of the MVP CLP org room. In closing the window the guard found a wallet containing P2,105 cash, assorted cards and USB flash memory. The wallet was traced to a student. It was turned over to the Office of Student Affairs the following day.

At 8:00 p.m. roving guards at the college complex found an unattended lunch box & bag at the 3rd floor lobby of Gonzaga Hall. It contained P2,000 cash and notebooks. The recovered items were later claimed by a Fine Arts staff who admitted leaving it in the lobby.

Earlier, a coed lost her wallet at De la Costa Hall. Her wallet was found two hours later in the trash can by LS janitors emptying trash cans with the ID and cards but minus P1,000 cash.

Thursday, 11 October: At 2:50 p.m. last Thursday, 11 October the PLDT-CTC roving guard found a necklace watch on top of a chair inside Room 204. It was turned over to the UPPA last Saturday and to the LS ADSA today.

Unlocked Vehicles: The number of parked vehicles found unlocked with valuables inside (laptops and other personal belongings) in the Loyola Heights campus is fewer this year compared to last year. However, there was an alarming increase in September.

Month Unlocked Vehicles
April 2007 0
May 0
June 5
July 18
August 12
September 27
October 11 (as of 15 October 2007)
Total 73

The incidence of crimes generally increases towards December. All motorists are encouraged to double check their parked vehicles before leaving the parking area.

Dog Registration: As of Sunday, 14 October, fifty-two (52) registration forms for pet dogs have been submitted to campus security. Traps have been set for stray dogs but none has been captured. The pursuit of stray dogs seems to have driven them off-campus. There are two stray dogs staying under Rizal Library that are being monitored by campus security.

TRAFFIC: At 7:00 p.m. last Friday, 12 October, a northbound van rammed a passenger jeepney near Gate 2.5. Investigation revealed that the passenger jeepney dropped a passenger past the footbridge without going to the side of the road. The speeding van from the flyover tried to avoid the U-turn barriers in the area and hit the jeepney. It was learned that the driver of the van was under the influence of alcohol.

Taxi service: A Grade School faculty member is commended for reporting the incident of gate guard asking a “fee” from taxi drivers for calling them on campus. The incident was reported last Thursday, 11 October after the taxi driver complained that the guard asked him for cigarette money last Tuesday, 9 October. The following day, the faculty member asked another taxi driver and the driver said that he was asked for cigarette money. The faculty member was able to identify the guard. The concerned guard is newly assigned to the Ateneo and has already been called by the security agency for investigation and appropriate action.

Gate guards are not authorized to collect a “service fee” for calling a taxi for the community. All are requested to immediately report similar incidents to:

MAINTENANCE: The break in bad weather allowed repairs on campus roads over the weekend. Repairs were done at Gate 2 and at the diversion road.

The JSA grounds maintenance contractor’s program of tree pruning and trimming is a year-round project. This activity has been intensified in the last few weeks.

The JSA ground maintenance crew trimming trees along Fr. Masterson Drive last Friday, 12 October. The amount of tree branches collected for the campus compost pit at the Norwest Carpark.

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Newsbreak Magazine Issue: Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is now the world's third most profitable organized crime, next only to the trafficking of drugs and guns. Within the Philippines alone, about 400,000 women are trafficked each year. Hundreds of thousands more cross the country's borders in search of better lives and end up in brothels operating in neighboring countries like Malaysia, Hong Kong, Korea, and even Europe. Newsbreak Magazine examines this modern-day slavery phenomenon in its September-December special issue. The issue is a collection of compelling and well-written stories that show the dark side of humanity as well as the power of the human spirit to overcome tremendous odds.

Orders may be placed through Chay F. Hofilena at the Department of Communication ( The special issue costs only P120.


A. Ateneo Wins at the 9th Inter-Collegiate Finance Competition

Congratulations to the Ateneo team who emerged as the Champion of the 9thInter-Collegiate Finance Competition, the most prestigious annua lcompetition in finance and accounting, which is sponsored by Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX).

The Ateneo team members are:
1. Andrea Isabel S. Co (IV BSME)
2. Jaime Antonio Rico M. Cuenco (IV BS Mgt)
3. Clark Jefferson N. Cue (IV BSME)
4. Jeremy G. Go (IV BS Mgt-H)
5. Alfonso Luis D. Maputol (IV BS AMF)

The Elimination Round was held last 21 September 2007 and participatedby 69 colleges and universities in the Philippines. It was held simultaneously in Pasig City, Cebu City, Bacolod City, and Davao City.The top 20 teams advanced to the Final Round, and joined by Singapore Management University. The Final Round was held last 15 October 2007 atthe BSP Auditorium, Pasay City. The questions are patterned after theLevel 1 exam for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification.

The team is coached by Dr. Darwin Yu, and assisted by Mr. Dennis Sandoval. Both are full-time faculty of the Finance and Accounting Dept.,JGSOM.

Once again, our congratulations to all!

B. Congratulations

The Office of the Dean for the School of Social Sciences would like to congratulate MS. MA. CARISSA A. ALEJANDRO, a senior student in the B.S. Pyschology Program of the Ateneo de Manila University.

Ms. Alejandro was chosen as one of the Top 25 Marketing Management Trainees of Markprof Foundation, Inc. She will attend a FREE 7-weekend training starting October 27, 2007 with the industry movers and shakers as their professors. All sessions will be held on Saturdays at Asia Pacific College in Magallanes, Makati City.

We are proud of you Carrissa!

Luisa O. Moldera
Office of the DeanSchool of Social Sciences
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108
Tel. No. (632) 426-6001 Ext. 5200 & 5202
Fax No. (632 426-1277

"Let nothing disturb you, nothing frighten you, all things are passing, God is unchanging. Patience gains all; nothing is lacking to those who have God: God alone is sufficient."


The School of Science and Engineering is proud to announce that DR.CATHERINE P. VISTRO-YU, Professor of the Department of Mathematics, has been selected as one of the TOWNS (Ten Outstanding Women in the Nation's Service) Awardees for 2007.

Dr. Vistro-Yu obtained her BS Math degree from Ateneo de Manila University in 1984 and finished her masteral and doctoral degrees in Mathematics Education, both in the University of Georgia. She has been teaching inthe Ateneo for the past 16 years, has published numerous papers on mathematics education, and has presented several of them in international conferences.

Cathy helped in the formation of the professional organization, MATHTED which has 600 members from all over the country. After 5 years, it is nowacknowledged as the professional organization of mathematics educators andteachers. Together with other recognized mathematics educators, and incooperation with the DOST-SEI, she has been a prime mover, initiator, advocate and implementer for the adoption of Mathematics Framework for Basic School Mathematics Curriculum as well as a Framework for Mathematics Teacher Education.

The TOWNS Awarding ceremonies will be held on October 26, 2007.

Congratulations, Cathy! We are proud of you!

Please click the link to view Cathy's picture

Web news update (17 October)

Web news update (17 October)

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

- Ateneo Math prof Vistro-Yu is 2007 TOWNS Awardee
- Alum wins Maningning Miclat Poetry Prize

- Healthy products offered at this year’s SOMBA

Sports/UAAP Updates
- Ateneo Baseball Team is PAYA 1st runner-up

- ASPAC hosts talk on Ignatian spirituality, Oct. 27
- Job openings in the Ateneo High School

What’s new inside?
- AHS Chess Team is UAAP 1st runner-up (High School)
- Model rocketeers launch at the college fields (Grade School)
- IPMS Manila and Hobbycraft Club to hold exhibit at Robinsons Galleria (Grade School)
- Kab Iskawts hold their investiture in threes (Grade School)
- Situation Report 15 October 2007 (University Physical Plant)
- 2007 Ateneo Challenge Cup Tournament Results (Alumni News)
- Recollections for young alumni (Alumni Events)

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!

Pakikipagkapwa: a resilient Filipino value> Intersect special issue on culture now out!

Pakikipagkapwa: a resilient Filipino value

Helping one another is a trait Filipinos are very well known for. The culture of giving and reaching out to our countrymen whether abroad or locally is a practice Filipinos have engaged in for the longest time.

Intersect, the quarterly magazine of the John J. Carroll Institute on Church and Social Issues (JJCICSI) in its latest issue titled, “Regenerating Culture,” features pakikipagkapwa as practiced by our overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). The article titled “A Culture of Giving,” imparts how OFWs in various parts of the world help their kababayan back home by supporting various initiatives that help less fortunate Filipinos. Also featured in the issue are articles on the regeneration of Filipino culture, human rights, Philippine environment, Filipino youth heroism, responsible parenthood and microfinance.

Is the culture of giving still alive in us Filipinos nowadays? Read the Intersect now and find out. Copies are sold at P80 each and subscriptions are P300 a year. 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. Look for Chayie or Didith. Magazines are also sold in Tanging Yaman stores at Sonolux Building and Loyola House of Studies and at selected National Bookstore outlets in Metro Manila.

Invitation to Pathways' College & Scholarship Fair - the one stop shop to college =)

Most of the time, Philippine high school students don't go on to college because they lack the money for it. There are however, high school students that are unable to proceed to college simply because they lack information -- on application deadlines, requirements and scholarships available.

In response to this, Pathways to Higher Education created "" --the Philippine's first online school and scholarship database. This will be launched during the two-day Educate to Liberate College & ScholarshipFair on October 25 -- 26 at the Music Hall of the SM Mall of Asia.

This project is the struggling's student's dream -- a one-stop shop tofind pertinent application information on CHED accredited schools as well as private and government-funded scholarships and financial assistanceprograms. In its first phase, it now has complete information onNCR-based colleges and universities.

Please help us pass on this invitation to interested parties. High schools are invited to send their third and fourth year students to attend the skills building talks and get to visit the booths of different colleges and universities. For more information, please visit our website: or

Internet Enlistment (Rizal Library)

To: Loyola Schools Students:

The online enlistment for 2nd Semester 2007, will be available at CTC101 and CTC 112 with the following schedules:
October 22,24-26, 30-31 (8:00am - 5:00pm)
October 23 (8:00am - 12:00nn)

Please be guided accordingly.

Thank you,

Mrs. Lourdes T. David
Director, Rizal Library

Ateneo CORD's Talent and Career Management, November 13-16, 2007

The Ateneo Center for Organization Research and Development

Invites you to the

Talent and Career Management

The program is a four-day course designed for individuals who are responsible for the identification, assessment, and development of talents in their organization.

At the end of the program, participants are expected to:
1. Craft their organization’s talent management philosophy & objectives
2. Define competencies for a target function
3. Identify a career path for a target function
4. Develop an assessment matrix based on leadership competencies
5. Construct a methodology matrix for technical and managerial development

Modular Description
Module I: Talent Management Overview
This module gives an overview of the Talent Management Framework, with competencies at its core. It defines what talent is and presents factors that answer why it is important to manage talent. Most notably, this module discusses the importance of establishing Talent Management Philosophy and how to operationalize it.

Module II: Competencies
This module discusses and defines what competencies are in relation to talent management. Participants are expected to come up with a set of competencies for a target function at the end of this module.

Module III: Talent Acquisition
This module tackles the different strategies to acquire talents

Module IV: Development
This module presents an overview of the concept of learning and development in relation to talent management. The participants are expected to create a development matrix for technical and management development programs using the blended learning approach.

Module V: Rewards
This module discusses how tangible and intangible rewards affect and influence the management of their talents

Module VI: Career Management
This module presents an overview of the Career Management cycle specifically management roles, components, and career development theories. It directs participants to sequence the development activities of their people in preparation for future job responsibilities or new business directions that require different competencies. It engages the participants in the basics and process of career counseling to acquire the skills in helping employees learn which professions might be suitable and more interesting to them. Technical career paths and horizontal movements will also be discussed as options that employees may take for their development. At the end of the module, the participants are expected to come up with a career path for a target position.

Module VII: Succession Planning
This module discusses the processes and tools used in succession planning. It allows the participants to gain first hand experience on how to install a succession planning system anchored on the assessment of leadership competencies.

Course Fe e
Php 15,000 per participant inclusive of meals and materials for the whole program.

Date November 13-16, 2007

Venue To be announced

Register two weeks prior to the program and avail of the
Early Bird Rates! Contact Ateneo CORD for details and information.

Ateneo Center for Organization Research and Development
2/F Hoffner Building , Social Development Complex,
Ateneo de Manila University,
Katipunan Road, Loyola Heights ,
Quezon City, Philippines
Tel: (02) 426-6282 and 426-5931
Fax: (02) 426-6065

Call for Research Proposals: Land Administration and Management

The Land Administration and Management Project Phase 2, or LAMP 2, is the government’s effort to reform the country’s land administration and management system towards the development of a more efficient land market.

The Land Administration and Management Program is a 15-20 year reform plan to improve land administration in the Philippines. The overall goal of the program is to “alleviate poverty and enhance economic growth by improving land tenure security and fostering development of efficient land markets in rural and urban areas through the development of efficient system of land titling and administration and a uniform valuation system, based on clear, coherent and consistent policies and laws, supported by appropriate institutional structures.”

A major component of LAMP2 is Institutional Development and Capacity Building. One major output of the component related to “laying the foundation for the future expansion of tenure security and land valuation and appraisal activities” is the development and implementation of a LAM research program which will provide avenues through which the knowledgebase of the sector may be increased.

Under LAMP1, a small research grant facility was set up to pilot an R&D intervention that is led by academe and research organizations with clear linkage to the users of the innovations (i.e. LAMP and the LAM agencies). The initial success of thisintervention prompted the managers of LAMP2 to not only continue the grant facility but also look at other support programs that will result in a cadre of R&D professionals for the sector.

Ten research grants will be awarded by the PA-LAMP, each amounting between P100, 000 and P150, 000.

The grant is open to graduate students and professional researchers affiliated with academic/research institution or NGOs, who:
• Can show evidence of competence and experience in social research; and
• Are willing and able to undertake and complete theproposed research within the period from November 2007 to April 2008.

Academic researchers are especially encouraged to apply and faculty members teaching related courses are preferred.

Prospective applicants are asked to submit a research proposal done in both hard and electronic copies according to the prescribed format on the application form and two letters of recommendation from individuals with knowledge of the applicant’s experience and/or competence in research. Applications may be submitted at the indicated address. Application deadline is 5 November 2007.

A Screening and Review Committee will evaluate the submitted proposals according to the following criteria:
• Track record of the proponent
• Feasibility and relevance/usefulness of the proposedresearch
• Proposed research achievable within November 2007 to April 2008
• Soundness of the methodology

Those who are selected to receive the grant will be informed through phone/fax or email a week after November 5, 2007. Application forms are available at the indicated office. These are also available electronically. For inquiries and submission of proposals, please contact:
LAMP 2 Research Awards 2007
Elisea S. Adem
Finance Office, Room 213
Tel. No.: 426-6001 local 4667
John J. Carroll Institute on Church and Social Issues
2/F ISO Bldg., Social Development Complex
Ateneo de Manila University Campus
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Tel. No.: 426-6001 local 4655-4668

Death of Dr. Conrado S. Dayrit, M.D.

06 October 2007




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This is to inform the University community of the passing away of Dr. Conrado S. Dayrit, M.D. (GS ’32, HS ’36, AA ’38).

In 2006, Ateneo de Manila University conferred on Dr. Dayrit the Lux-in-Domino Award which we describe as “a special recognition of an extraordinary individual who has incarnated in life, and perhaps even in death, in an exemplary manner, the noblest ideals of the Ateneo de Manila University.”

A portion of the citation reads:

“True to the ideal of Lux-in-Domino, Dr. Dayrit’s proudest legacy are his and his gentle wife Milagros’ eight children and more than 20 grandchildren, all achievers. His sons and daughter form a Who’s Who roster of their own: a former Health Secretary, a pulmonologist, an exporter, bankers, educators, and of course, Toby, Dean of our School of Science and Engineering. A proficient violinist, Dr. Dayrit has passed on his love of music to the younger generation, and one granddaughter is now a music scholar in the U.S. For despite Dr. Dayrit’s full schedule, family time is sacred. The clan attend Mass together on Sundays and discuss issues over lunch at the patriarch’s residence in Greenhills. And speaking of faith, this man of science is also a man of religion, with his lectures on the archaeology and history of the Holy Land replete with slides and maps from his many travels.”

“For living up to the ideals of the Hippocratic oath; of leading an exemplary life as a witness to what it means to be a Christian human being; and for his unique genius in discovering the medicinal value of indigenous Philippine plants, the Ateneo de Manila.University is proud to confer its Lux-in-Domino Award upon Dr. Conrado S. Dayrit, M.D.”

His remains are waked at Sanctuario de San Jose , Greenhills East starting tonight. We ask the University community for your prayers for Dr. Dayrit and his family.


Medical Insurance Update

5 October 2007

TO : University Community
(HMO Members)

FROM : Ms. Imelda G. Nibungco
Personnel Director

Expanded Benefits

Please be informed of the following changes in the benefits provided underour health insurance plan.
1. Out-Patient Tests
Confirmatory tests such as MRI, CT scan, Thallium tests and
the like, done on an Out-patient basis will be treated as
In-patient claims. There will be a cumulative cap of
Php 20,000.00 per year per member for these procedures.
2. Emergency Cases
Emergency treatment due to vehicular accidents or
accidental body injury related cases will be charged to
In-patient benefits. Prerequisite procedures or
documentation required for emergency cases, like LOA's,
police reports and medical certification of attending
physician should be submitted within 2 days
after the availment. These requirements will
substantiate the claim for emergency treatment.
3. Specialist Fees
Each member shall be entitled to a Specialist's fee
benefit of Php 1,200.00/per day per Specialist,
regardless of the number of specialists and days the
patient is confined. This is subject to an aggregate
maximum of Php 12,000.00 per confinement.
4. Prenatal and Postnatal consultation Outside the Network
Prenatal and postnatal consultations availed outside the
network facility can be reimbursed, subject to the
limits of the Plan.

We are continuously monitoring the use of our health insurance plan.Should you have any problems/concerns regarding the use or availment ofour health care benefit, do let us know. A Health Care Feedback Formlocated at the subsection of the Personnel Office website may be accessedfor your convenience or click on the URL below:

Personnel Director

CALL FOR PAPERS -PHILIPPINE STUDIES- Transnational Migration, Family, and Kinship

Philippine Studies


Transnational Migration, Family, and Kinship

Philippine Studies is inviting manuscript submissions for a special issue on “Transnational Migration, Family, and Kinship.” We welcome contributions that explore aspects of family life and kinship in the context of migration. Possible topics include cognatic kinship and migration; family norms, values, ideologies, roles, and practices; childrearing, socialization, and education; the family lifecycle and migration; gender dynamics; emotional and material interdependency, the self, and meanings of familial relationships; communications and kin networks; remembering and forgetting across generations; and the broader context delineated, for instance, by law, class structure, political economy, demography, and global householding. Contributions from the social sciences and the humanities are welcome.

Full papers of between 7,000 and 10,000 words should be submitted by 15 January 2008 for peer review, following the journal’s general guidelines for submission of manuscripts. The special issue is slated to appear in late 2008.

Submissions and further inquiries should be directed to Philippine Studies at

SITUATION REPORT - Monday, 08 October 2007

SITUATION REPORTMonday, 8 October 2007
The Situation Report of 8 October 2007, with relevant photos, is posted at
It may also be downloaded as a Word file from

COMMUNICATION: PLDT upgraded its voice and data services on campus with the installation of NxGN facilities in the Loyola Heights campus. This will allow PLDT easier installation, diagnostics of troubles and quick restoration of services.

The upgraded system however, will require a change in the telephone numbers, both PABX and direct lines. This means changes in calling cards, stationeries, brochures and other materials. Ateneo and Affiliated units will be affected by these changes. Details are being worked out with PLDT to reduce the inconvenience because of this.

SECURITY: The following lost personal belongings were returned to owners last week.

1. Recovered cell phone inside the tricycle (LHTODA White tricycle with body no. 156) being returned by honest tricycle driver JERRY D. ORO Saturday, 29 September.

2. Honest JSA personnel PABLO L. ODISTE handing over to security desk officer SG Reynaldo S Ramirez a Sony walkman he found inside a tin can at the football field last Monday, 1 October.

3. Sony Walkman being returned to owner who left the recorder in the field for a class experiment last Monday, 1 October.

4. Recovered HP laptop being returned by security desk officer SG Reynaldo S Ramirez to owner last Tuesday, 2 October.

5. Recovered cell phone being returned by security desk officer SSG Agrifino L Espadon, Jr. Wednesday, 3 October. The cell phone was found by SG Ponciano I Palac assigned at the Residence Halls.

TRAFFIC: The Grade School will be having their exams this week. Grade 2 to 7 will be dismissed at 11:00 a.m. Traffic will be heavier than normal from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon from Monday to Thursday.

Accidents on Katipunan:

A Nissan Frontier pick-up rammed the center island in front of Gate 3 at 7:00 p.m. last Wednesday, 3 October. The community is cautioned to slow down when approaching this area.

Another accident occurred at the U-Turn slot near Gate 2.5 at 10:00 p.m. last Sunday, 7 October. An SUV crossing Katipunan from the parking lot near National Bookstore was hit by a van heading towards the flyover. Both vehicles were seriously damaged but there were no injuries.

MAINTENANCE: The break in the bad weather allowed repairs to be done on campus roads over the weekend.

Potholes on the section of the diversion road near Gate 3 before and after the repairs.

Sections of the Gonzaga carpark under repair.


Please email comments to Visit the University Physical Plant website at

HSBC Young Entrepreneur Awards

log on to----> and let your business idea fly high.

it's something to think about during the sembreak with a few business-minded friends.


The HSBC Young Entrepreneur Awards was first launched in the Philippines in 2003. It is a business plan writing competition that provides opportunities for Filipino university students to demonstrate their creativity and acquire practical business knowledge. It aims to cultivate and inspire young people'sinterest in entrepreneurship.

The competition is divided into four rounds and is supported by a series of seminars and workshops. Participants will have the chance to gain basic knowledge in running a successful company, writing a business plan and sharpening their presentation skills.

The competition will run from October 2007 to March 2008. The three most creative and commercially viable business proposals will be awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards

Awards Prizes
Gold Award : An HSBC trophy for each team member
PHP300,000 self development funds for the team
A chance to compete in the Regional Grand Finals in Hong Kong*

Silver Award :
An HSBC trophy for each team member
PHP200,000 self development funds for the team
Study tour to Hong Kong*

Bronze Award :
An HSBC trophy for each team member
PHP125,000 self development funds for the team
Study tour to Hong Kong*

Eco-business Innovation Award :
An Eco-business Innovation trophy for each team member
PHP75,000 for the team
Study tour to Hong Kong which includes a 1-day environmental trip*

*The prize of the Hong Kong visit is available to winners who have valid travel documents. The winners are responsible for their passport and visa application expenses. In the event that the winner(s) cannot participate in the tour; or the tour is delayed or cancelled due to any unpredictable reason(s), the tour is non-transferable and cannot be converted or exchanged into cash.

If you are interested, feel free to send me an email at


Le Cordon Bleu AUSTRALIA: Masters of International Hospitality Management

Dear Fellow Ateneans,

Ateneo Alumni and College Seniors who aspire for Management positions in the world's top hotel/restaurant/resort chains are invited to apply for any of Le Cordon Bleu's Masters degrees in Adelaide, Australia. Culinary Arts courses from the same institution are available in Sydney, Paris, London, Ottawa, Bangkok, Mexico City and 3 cities in Japan.

Our firm, Aussie Pinoy Edu.Com Corp (APECC) International Study Consultants is the authorized education agency of Le Cordon Bleu International. APECC will assist you in the enrolment and student visa process.

Contact me at to schedule your FREE individual or group consultation at our office in Wack Wack Twin Towers, Mandaluyong City. Consultations may be scheduled for evenings and weekends for your convenience.

Thank you and God bless!


April Santos
Vice President - Operations

Aussie Pinoy Edu.Com Corp (APECC)
International Study Consultants
Manila, Philippines
Tel. (632) 6348074 ; (632) 7214568

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

Web news update (10 October)

Web news update (10 October)

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

- AAA of California Stipend Fund Award X helps 15 scholars
- Thai royalty recognizes Ateneo professor’s literary contribution
- Young alumni take center stage at fellowship night with HSBC
- Ateneo's hour with lady legislators
- Fellows to the 7th Ateneo National Writers Workshop named

- Let’s do the math on RP’s poor math education
- Ways of education
- Learning life: Beyond blackboards and books (Part 2 of 2)

Sports/UAAP Updates
- Sign up now for the Ateneo Basketball League
- Young MS Swimmer takes home 6 medals
- AHS Table Tennis Team is 2007 PAYA champion!

- President's memo on the death of Dr. Conrado S. Dayrit, MD
- This October in The GUIDON
- MOA Signing for MPM-Tarlac
- Fr. James A. Martin, SJ, 105
- AISIS activation and Internet enlistment for 2nd Sem 2007-2008

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!

Filipino youth: do they care?>Intersect special issue on Filipino culture now out!

Filipino youth: do they care?

In the past, it was often said that the youth is the hope of the motherland. Today, are they still the hope and selfless heroes they were perceived to be?

Intersect, the quarterly magazine of the John J. Carroll Institute on Church and Social Issues (JJCICSI) in its latest issue titled, “Regenerating Culture,” presents a different look at today’s Filipino youth. The article titled “Heroic Youth,” features the stories of young people who became volunteers for different organizations such as the Jesuit Volunteers Philippines, Inc. and the Gawad Kalinga. These volunteers became committed to help the country in their own small way—whether by teaching indigenous peoples in different parts of the Philippines or building houses for less fortunate Filipinos. Also featured in the issue are articles on the regeneration of Filipino culture, human rights, Philippine environment, responsible parenthood, diaspora philantrophy and microfinance.

Are the Filipino youth of today still the country’s hope for the future? Read the Intersect now and find out. Copies are sold at P80 each and subscriptions are P300 a year. 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. Look for Chayie or Didith. Magazines are also sold in Tanging Yaman stores at Sonolux Building and Loyola House of Studies and at selected National Bookstore outlets in Metro Manila.

New video from JesCom - Xavier: Missionary & Saint

JesCom releases new DVD
Xavier: Missionary & Saint
Available exclusively at Tanging Yaman stores
Php 450.00

“… The story of a missionary who died alone on a desolate island within sight of the land of his life’s dream, unaware that he had forever changed the face and the race of Christianity…”

Narrated by Academy Award-winner Liam Neeson and filmed on location in the footsteps of the Jesuit missionary, Xavier: Missionary & Saint features stunning scenery from Rome, Spain, Paris, India, China, and Japan as well as interviews with world-renowned scholars in the fields of history and theology. Through scholarship and imagery, Xavier commemorates the 500th anniversary of the birth of the most successful missionary since St. Paul.

widescreen 16:9 behind the scenes photo gallery interview with Avery Cardinal Dulles original trailer the making of Xavier...

Announcement - FOUND



AMPC Cafeteria

Please claim at the AMPC Office during office hours. Look for Ruth.
Owner will be asked to describe the item in detail.

Thank you.

Semestral Break Schedules

Schedule of Masses during the semestral break

Masses at the College Chapel starting from October 15 until November 9 will be at 12:00nn.

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

Rizal Library Schedule

Semestral Break
October 15-November 11, 2007
Monday - Friday 8:00am--5:00pm
Saturday 8:00am--12:00nn

November 1-2, 2007 All Saints' Day
November 5-7, 2007 RL Staff Retreat

November 12, 2007 Start of Regular

Mrs. Lourdes T. David

ACAS' IAB member's take on Myanmar & Japanese sanctions

The article below appeared online in Japan Times, September 29, 2007. Professor Kei Nemoto is a member of the International Advisory Board of Ateneo Center for Asian Studies (ACAS).

Kei Nemoto, a foreign studies professor at Sophia University in Tokyo, favors imposing economic sanctions on Myanmar to underline Japan's displeasure with the military government's use of violence.
"The junta may consider sanctions by Japan irrelevant, but we need to send a clear message to them," the expert on Myanmar's history and politics said, adding that a strong gesture would be consistent with the response of the international community.
"Although its (sic) unlikely that the Foreign Ministry will agree, I think it has come to the point where the Japanese ambassador in Myanmar should be recalled to Japan (as a sign of protest)," Nemoto said.
Unlike the United States and some European countries, Tokyo has not imposed serious economic sanctions on Myanmar to avoid isolating it from the international community. According to the Foreign Ministry, Japan's exports to Myanmar totaled ¥26.56 billion, while imports from the country came to ¥12.64 billion in 2006. Japanese grants to Myanmar were worth ¥1.35 billion, while technical assistance was worth ¥1.73 billion in the same year.
While maintaining economic ties, the government says it has urged Myanmar to promote democratization. But after the military government put Nobel Peace Prize-winning prodemocracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest again in May 2003, Tokyo stopped providing new official development assistance to the Southeast Asian country, except for urgent and humanitarian assistance projects, including construction of hospitals and schools in rural areas.
Suu Kyi's house arrest also triggered more Myanmar people in Japan to apply for refugee status. They are now the largest group of foreign nationals seeking political asylum.
According to the Justice Ministry, 626 Myanmar nationals applied for refugee status last year, compared with 38 in 2002.
In contrast, the ministry accepted only 28 people from Myanmar and six other asylum-seekers in 2006. In the same year, another 33 people from Myanmar were also given official residency permits due to "humanitarian considerations" although they were not officially recognized as refugees like the others, the ministry said.
Lawyer Shogo Watanabe, who represents many Myanmar asylum-seekers in Japan, said the current situation there may push the Japanese government to grant more Myanmar nationals either refugee status or official residency permits.
"In the least, the government must not decide to send people who are seeking protection here back to (Myanmar) under the current situation," he said. "I don't think they actually can."

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School of Social Sciences, Loyola Schools
3rd Floor, Social Sciences Building
Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108
Tel. : (632) 426-6001 locals 5208, 5209, 5248
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Stand with the Burmese people!

Hi, have you heard about the crisis in Burma?

Burma is ruled by one of the worst military dictatorships in the world. This week Buddhist monks and nuns began marching and chanting prayers to call for democracy. The protests spread and hundreds of thousands of Burmese people joined in -- they've been brutally attacked by the military regime, but still the protests are spreading.

I just signed a petition calling on Burma's powerful ally China and the UN security council to step in and pressure Burma's rulers to stop the killing. The petition has exploded to over 200,000 signatures in a few days and is being advertised in newspapers around the world, delivered to the UN secretary general, and broadcast to the Burmese people by radio. We're trying to get to 1 million signatures this week, please sign below and tell everyone!

Thank you for your help!

Ateneo Development Marketplace: The Business of Giving Back

The business of giving back
Manila Bulletin, September 30, 2007 (Sunday)

One table was piled up with rugs made of what looked like combed cotton. Next to it was a booth showing a grim picture of a disaster-stricken barangay in Albay. A girl, who was busy browsing on her laptop, manned the booth. Not far away were students checking out handbags made of tarpaulins, fancy bracelets designed from beads, and glass bottles that didn't look like they were for sale.

This is the Atenean version of a marketplace, and though the items didn't seem like much, the profits from this project will be a poor community's fortune.
The idea of a Development Marketplace stemmed from Prof. Harvey Keh who teaches social innovations to graduating students of Ateneo de Manila.

Instead of the usual thesis, Prof. Keh required his students to go out and come up with their own social enterprise that would address a particular social problem at the same time.

At the end of the semester, each group should have at least the final concept or prototype of the enterprise ready for implementation.

The group of RC Batac and his partners Mariflor Acompañado and Joy Pelino showed the most potential among the pool of "social entrepreneurs."

The business, which they aptly called "Rags2Riches," borrows the wholesale trading strategy to provide earning opportunities for Payatas mothers.

By getting rid of middle men, Payatas moms earn R15 for each rug sold while another R5 will go to a kitty fund that will sustain the business.

"Our main goal is to empower the Payatas women. Before, these mothers were only getting one peso for every rug they made which is not even enough to feed one person. What we are doing now is we invite them to sell their products directly (through us) so they will fully benefit from the fruits of their labor," said RC Batac, a social innovations class student.

He is likewise a project officer of the Simbahan Lingkod ng Bayan, the socio–political ministry of the Jesuits.
So far, the business is doing well.

"Ang sosyal na rugs," as RC playfully puts it, are in fact very popular among condo dwellers and were a sellout at previous bazaars in Magallanes and Salcedo Village.

Talks are underway with Toyota Alabang which agreed to use "Rags2Riches" to furnish their cars instead of the regular carpet. Designer Rajo Laurel has also seen some samples and plans to design bags out of them.

"We are doing this to show the Payatas mothers na may worth ang ginagawa nila…that their products are not basta basahan lang," pointed out RC.
Students Kathleen Arandela and Maurene Papa had the same idea with used tarpaulins.

With the mind of an environmentalist, the two penned their thesis proposal "Bill–a–Bag," which aims to bring solid waste management to a creative level by transforming garbage–bound tarpaulins from billboards to stylish and durable handbags.

For Justine Castillo, chairperson of the Development Marketplace, financial gain comes second to improving the self–esteem of young people through her and partner Joyce Platon's art program called "Fresh Step."
With poor yet talented youths of Barangay Ilaya, Mandaluyong, as beneficiaries, Castillo and Platon hope to mold a ballerina or thespian out of these kids via free trainings in the performance arts.

"In my barangay in Mandaluyong, I've seen so many talented kids but they're not impassioned or empowered to see beyond their present situation," lamented Justine.

"What we wanted is to have a venue where these kids can have fun singing and dancing, and have sessions with them as well that will build their self–confidence," she continued.

Castillo hopes to train at least 25 kids in the succeeding months and produce quality graduates when final grading comes.

Saving up for future disasters is the concept behind "IMPUKAN (Impok at Ugnayan Para sa mga Kababayang Nasalanta).

A personal experience taught social innovations senior Jaymee Duran that the first 24 hours is very crucial after a disaster strikes.
Thus she developed a "pre–disaster social insurance fund that would enable a more efficient disaster management response."

By donating any amount to IMPUKAN, disaster victims are assured of help and assistance from the volunteers of Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan.
"The problem with us Filipinos is saka pa lang tayo kikilos 'pag anjan na ang problema. In the first 24 hours, we could do more things if we are prepared ahead of time. What we are trying to change (through this project) is the reactive mentality of Filipinos," remarked Jaymee.

Duran has only four months to collect R50,000 — the time frame given by her professors to complete the course requirement.

Nonetheless, Jaymee plans to carry on this mission even after she leaves Ateneo which taught her how to be "a person for others."

For more information about this program and other programs on Social Entrepreneurship, you can email Reese Fernandez at or contact us at (02) 426-4279 or (02) 426-6001 loc. 4637.

Opportunities for Study and Scholarships at the East-West Center

From the Office of the Academic Vice President

Since its founding in 1960, the East-West Center, a national organization, has promoted the development of a stable, prosperous, and peaceful Asia Pacific community through programs of cooperative study, training, and research.

The following two fellowship programs have upcoming deadlines:

The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship provides Master's and Doctoral funding for graduate students from Asia, the Pacific, and the U.S. to participate in educational and research programs at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawai'i. Through East-West Center affiliation, awardees become part of a growing network of students and alumni forging the shape and substance of the world's most vibrant region. (Application deadline: November 1, 2007)

The Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) is the center of excellence for leadership education in the Asia Pacific Region. The APLP is a graduate certificate program combining the development of regional expertise with the enhancement of individual leadership capacity. (Application deadline: December 1, 2007)

For additional information and application materials on these and other scholarships of potential interest to prospective students, please visit .

LIGHT TALK Monday nights @10pm this October on ABC 5

Oct 15, 2007, 10:00pm ABC 5
Stress Management
Wala ka bang ganang kumain? hirap bumangon sa kama? o nilalagnat? Maaaring mga simpleng senyales ito ng matinding pagkapagod o stress. Bahagi ng ating buhay ang stress, nararanasan natin ito sa trabaho kapag may deadlines, ang pag-init ng ulo kapag naiipit sa matinding traffic. Alamin kung ano ba ang mga puwedeng maging stress busters natin! Kaya't sa October 15, 10:00PM sa ABC 5, sit back and relax, at manood ng Light Talk with Bishop Chito Tagle.

Handog ng
Jesuit Communications Foundation
Sonolux Building, Seminary Drive
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Philippines
Tel. (632) 426.5971 to 72

SITUATION REPORT - Monday, 01 October 2007

SITUATION REPORTMonday, 1 October 2007
The Situation Report of 1 October 2007, with relevant photos, is posted at
It may also be downloaded as a Word file from

COMMUNICATION: The thunderstorm and lightning at 3:00 p.m. last Thursday, 27 September caused a power surge in the Center for Family Ministries resulting in a fire in their key telephone system. Fortunately the fire did not spread to the combustible materials stored in the electrical room. The room is now cleared of old files and other combustible materials.

TRAFFIC: A speeding southbound cargo truck hit a sedan crossing Katipunan to make a U-turn near Gate 2.5 at 5:25 a.m. last Friday, 28 September. A speeding motorcycle then hit the sedan.

1. The arrows point to the truck near the center island and the sedan and the motorcycle on the outer lane at the southbound lane of Katipunan towards the flyover.
2. Damage to the sedan crossing Katipunan after being hit by the speeding truck.
3. Only the fuel tank of the truck was damaged in the accident.
4. A speeding motorcycle also hit the sedan that was just hit by the speeding truck. Note the driver has no helmet. He is also not wearing shoes or protective boots
5. Investigators and onlookers assisting the occupants of the sedan.

A freak accident occurred on the last day of the Grade School’s Feast of the Guardian Angel at 12:05 p.m. last Saturday, 29 September 2007. The foot of the driver slipped from the brake pedal and hit the accelerator pedal instead. This van lurched forward and hit the vehicle in front of it. There were no injuries.

High School Reading of Honors. Traffic is expected to be heavier than usual on Wednesday and Thursday mornings, 3 and 4 October due to the First Grading Period Reading of Honors at the High School. The reading of honors will be from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and High School parents have been invited to the affair.

SECURITY: A former driver of a Loyola Schools student was apprehended last Friday, 28 September at the Northwest carpark after he was reported initiating gambling among drivers and selling cigarettes in the area.

CESAR F. BONIFACIO, Resident of Riles Magpayo, Caloocan City, at the security office
being investigated with cigarettes he was selling. He was told not to return on campus.

Lost & Found: Many personal belongings were found and returned to owners last week.

1. Mr. ENRIQUE G Belen, a JSA grounds maintenance crew is commended for turning over to campus security a Sony Walkman he found along the walk adjacent to the football field at 4:08 p.m. last Wednesday, 26 September. At 7:42 p.m. a coed claimed the Walkman at the security office.

2. SSG CELSO S AQUINO, returning a Nokia N80 found by SG RONNIE H LAPASTORA outside the LS Books store at the MVP basement 11:45 a.m. Thursday, 27 September. The owner was very happy to recover her phone.
3. SSG SEVERINO B BULACAN returning a Nokia 6233 to a coed who left her cell phone at the concrete bench of Kostka Hall 11:15 a.m. of Thursday, 27 September.
4. A grateful coed holds her laptop recovered by SG LEONARDO A SANTOS at the SEC C foyer at 3:28 p.m., Thursday, 27 September.

No picture was taken of the Nokia 6300 cell phone that was recovered by LS students on the monoblock bench outside De la Costa Hall at 9:50 a.m. Thursday, 27 September. This was also returned to the student.

PSupt. OSCAR V PALISOC, DSC PNP Station 9 Precinct Commander visited the campus last Wednesday and gave CDs of crime prevention tips for use of campus security. He also came to assure Ateneo of police presence during the forthcoming Feast of the Guardian Angel.

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.

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Account Activation Until October 13, 2007 only!


Those who have not yet activated their AISIS accounts have only from October 1 to 13, 2007 to do so.

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

Go to and click on 'Activate YourAccount'. All policies and procedures for account activation and internet enlistment are spelled out on this website.

Thank you very much!

The Registrar's Office and MIS Office

Memo from the Registrar's Office

Internet Enlistment Schedules for the Second Semester of School Year 2007-2008

Internet Enlistment is scheduled from October 22 to November 4, 2007.

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

To ensure smooth and equitable access to AISIS, batching will again be employed.

Students are provided system-generated random numbers. These will determine the order in which students will be allowed to access AISIS to enlist. Random numbers for the 2nd semester are available at

In general, each year level will be broken down into 6 batches. Each batch will have access to AISIS at these times:

Batch 1 5:00am to 11:00am of Day 1
Batch 2 11:30am to 5:30pm of Day 1
Batch 3 6:00pm to 11:59pm of Day 1
Batch 4 5:00am to 11:00am of Day 2
Batch 5 11:30am to 5:30pm of Day 2
Batch 6 6:00pm to 11:59pm of Day 2

Day 3 and Day 4 (for Juniors and Seniors only) shall be free-for-all.

Specific on-line enlistment dates and batch schedules are avaialable at

S.E.A. Write Awards

The Filipino Department and the Ateneo Institute of Literary Arts andPractices (AILAP) of the School of Humanities, Loyola Schools, congratulate Mr. Michael M. Coroza for being the recipient of the S.E.A. Write Award (Southeast Asian Writers Award) given by the Royal Family of Thailand.

The S.E.A. Award is given annually to a writer from each of the ASEAN countries. Mr. Coroza is the Philippine awardee for 2007 and he now joins an elite group of Filipino writers who have received the award since its inception in 1979. Some previous awardees include Nick Joaquin, Gregorio Brillantes, Edilberto Tiempo, Bienvenido Santos, and Virgilio Almario.

The awarding ceremonies will be held in Oriental Bangkok this October 12,2007.

Marco A. V. Lopez
Acting Director


01 October 2007

MEMO TO : The University Community
FROM : The President

The Ateneo de Manila University will honor its personnel in a special wayfor loyal service

on: Thursday, 22 November 2007, 3:00 p.m. -- 5:00 p.m. (High School
Covered Courts)(Main Awarding Ceremony for 5,10, 15, 20, 25,
30, 35 and 40 years of service; No. of Awardees: 358)

on: Friday, 23 November 2007,11:30 a.m.(Grade School Auditorium)
(Presidential Luncheon for awardees with 25 years of service
and above; No. of Awardees: 45)

I am inviting all administrative officers, professionals, faculty,non-teaching and maintenance personnel to attend the awarding ceremoniesat 3:00-5:00 p.m. I am also requesting Unit Heads to adjust class andwork schedules accordingly.


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WAITING FOR LEFTY: Acting 101 Culminating Showcase

Learn more about the plight of blue-collar workers in Clifford Odets’ “Waiting for Lefty,” translated in Filipino by Gerry de Asis. The students of the Acting 101 class complete the cast under the direction of Ronan Capinding.

This year's showcase production adapts an American classic originally set in the 1930's during the Great Depression period when everyday people struggle to rise above a stagnating economic and social condition. Beginning and ending in a meeting hall, the play tells of gradual movements toward a strike for a group of workers pushed to the brink of economic hardship. Conveyed through mini-melodramas, Waiting for Lefty is at once intensely private, personal and unabashedly political.

The production revolves around entwined stories of individuals and couples losing their hopes of having a better life as they confront the harsh demands of low paying jobs or outright unemployment. As the union workers debate in the meeting place, their decision to stage a wildcat strike increasingly rests upon the shoulders of their leader, Kaliwete (otherwise known as Lefty). But where is he? And is his precedence necessary for the workers to rise past individual fears and band together for mass demonstration?

This play underscores the activist's credo that the militant, not the meek, shall inherit the earth.

Show dates are on October 11, Thursday and October 12, Friday, 7 PM at 3/F Gonzaga Fine Arts Theater. Tickets are sold at P150 each with free food and a free souvenir program. For inquiries, contact Trency at 09205574558.

PASKONG MEA Christmas Bazaar


Wanna be part of a BIG event this December!
Then join the PASKONG MEA Christmas Bazaar!

Interested students and organizations may e-mail to their completely filled-out
Application Form (see attached file in the AOB)
no later than October 31, 2007.

(Click this link for more details:

For further inquiries, feel free to contact any of the persons below:
Jules Falzado (Project Director); 0906-3762429
Aiza Hung (Assoc. Director); 0922-8502492
Annie Anceno (Booths Rep); 0917-3295304
Kyna Cheu (Booths Rep); 0922-8911889
Mel Limlengco (Booths Rep); 0916-7347322

Each year, Paskong MEA celebrates Christmas with entire the Ateneo community through a bazaar the presents food, non-food, service and interactive businesses by Ateneo students and other established entities. It will be a fun and exciting week of stores and events, which all showcase the theme Christmas Around the World. The bazaar will be held on the week of 03-06 December 2007 (Monday to Thursday) at the Ateneo SEC Field.

At the very heart of Paskong MEA is its continuous advocacy for corporate social responsibility (CSR). We believe that our success is measured not merely by financial achievements, but more importantly, by the kind of positive change that we can contribute to the Philippine society. Whether small or large in scale, when individual efforts are combined, these will definitely yield a transformative effect to our nation.

As such, apart from bringing Christmas into the Ateneo, it is also the project's greatest aspiration to generate awareness about World Vision, an international Christian organization that sends poverty-stricken children to school. For four years now, Paskong MEA has been supporting the education of Abegail Camias, a 9-year old girl from Palawan and a beneficiary of the said organization. Thus, your participation will be instrumental to the success of this awareness campaign and to the ongoing support to Abegail.

SITUATION REPORT - Tuesday, 25 September 2007

SITUATION REPORTTuesday, 25 September 2007
The Situation Report of 25 September 2007, with relevant photos, is posted at
It may also be downloaded as a Word file from

POWER: Heavy rain with strong winds at 3:00 p.m. last Saturday, 22 September partially blew the tarpaulin off the billboard frame on top of the ALCAL building across the Blue Eagle Gym. Sections of the tarpaulin hit the high tension cables. This resulted in a series of electrical explosions and power outage in the Balara and Katipunan grids on campus and along Katipunan from 3:30 p.m. Meralco restored power in the area at 5:45 p.m. of the same day.

A Loyola School of Theology (LST) library personnel Mr. Ferdinand Angelo M. Alipis reported to campus security 3:30 a.m. last Monday, 24 September that A transformer was burning. SG Noel R Pedro and Mr. Alipis brought out the fire extinguisher to put out the electrical fire. Fortunately the fire did not last long. With only two transformers, the automatic transfer switch of the generator shifted power from Meralco to the generator.

The incident was reported to University Physical Plant at 7:35 a.m. of the same day. Repair of the transformer will take at least two weeks. A replacement transformer could be rented for a month for P150,000.00.

Engr. Alfonso A. Matulac, University Electrical Consultant recommended that LST use one of Ateneo’s spare 50 KVA transformer instead. However, LST should reduce their power use, i.e., no elevator and only half of the air conditioning units could be operated. This was acceptable to LST. The 50 KVA transformer was installed. LST was back on Meralco power by 5:45 p.m. yesterday afternoon.
The damaged transformer is old and is now being reconditioned. LST has found a way to reduce energy consumption at some inconvenience. Air conditioning is not really necessary at this time of the year.

TRAFFIC: Grade School’s Feast of the Guardian Angel will be celebrated on Friday and Saturday, 27-28 September. The rides for the celebration were installed over the weekend. The installation of the rides at the faculty and staff parking dislocated some 41 cars that must now park outside the Grade School grounds.

Given the temporary changes in the parking scheme, the lane guides along Grade School lane were also temporarily removed. Traffic in the area is expected to be heavier until the weekend.

Accidents: The incidence of traffic accidents along Katipunan is increasing in September . Disregard of traffic rules and irresponsible driving remain the major cause of accidents along Katipunan.

SECURITY: Campus security noticed some drivers smelling of alcohol during dismissal in the afternoon. Investigation revealed that some drivers waiting for their passengers would leave their vehicles on campus and go to a beer joint off campus.

Undercover security personnel managed to take pictures of some drivers drinking beer last Thursday, 20 September.

In the meantime campus security will randomly check drivers during dismissal time. In the last five years, an intoxicated Grade School driver was fired on the spot by a parent before he could take his ward home. A similar situation was also done in the High School. A few years ago, campus security physically stopped an intoxicated driver from taking an Ateneo coed home late in the evening. The service of the driver was also terminated by the parents of the coed.

Returned Nokia N90: SSG Severino B Bulacan found a Nokia N90 cell phone at 11:30 a.m. yesterday at the stairs of Mateo Ricci Hall. The owner of the phone claimed it at 2:00 p.m. of the same day.

Losses due to carelessness are a problem that can be solved if the community were to be more conscious of their personal belongings.

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.

Notices regarding the requirement to register dogs with campus security have been posted in all Ateneo gates.

Please email comments to Visit the University Physical Plant website at