Share your blessings this Christmas

ACED's Merry Paskeyks Para sa Paslit 2007

Dear Friends and Colleagues!

Good News and Merry Christmas!

It is once again that special time of year where unbridled bliss becomes the theme and motto. In this time of great giving, Christmas 2007, the Ateneo Center for Educational Development (ACED) would like to bring forth the greatness of God's gifts and again realize countless Christmas wishes and life-dreams! We shall again touch their hearts with our burning spirit and joyful smiles, so that they in turn can smile and feel the love this season brings.

To start of a blissful and meaningful Christmas season, the ACED family is once again offering--> the PASKEYKS PARA SA PASLIT...NOW BETTER, CHEAPER and MORE SUMPTUOUS THAN EVER!

Paskeyks come in three delicious flavors:

Triple Chocolate
Chocolate Decadent
Carrot Cake

and in two sizes:

3 inches: Php 60.00
6 inches: Php 200.00

Also Available, Merry Christmas Cupkeyks!

3 pieces: Php 55.00
6 pieces: Php 130.00

All cakes and cupkeyks come in a special box with ribbon and card.

for more details,please click on the link:
http://www.ateneo.edu/ateneo/www/SiteFiles/ACED%20Paskeyks.pdf

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Paskeyks Para sa Paslit will benefit the ACED Christmas Gift-Giving for 800 indigent pupils from our eight partner schools in Payatas, Culiat,Bagong Silangan and Novaliches.

The Paskeyk can truly be a perfect gift for your family, friend, studentand colleague! You can truly make someone's Christmas more meaningful and memomorable!

If you are interested to avail our Paskeyks, please contact the ACED office through these numbers, 426-5693, 426-001 loc. 4028 & 4028 and through e-mail address, jbarredo@ateneo.edu--please look for Joel.

For bulk orders, payments can be done through budget transfer. We are more than willing to deliver the Paskeyks right at your office's door step!

Thank you and May God bless you Always!

Napakaligayang Pasko,
ACED Family :)


Christmas Gifts: Giving Ateneo Memories

Dear Friends in the Ateneo Community,

Do you have friends and relatives who were in Ateneo de Manila in the late 60’s, the ‘70’s, and the early ‘80’s? If so, here’s an invitation to gift them with books about Ateneo’s commitment to faith and justice during those memorable years.

“Down from the Hill” tells stories of Ateneo during the first ten years under martial law, from 1972-1982. The book was written by various faculty members, and includes seven chapters, namely: Student Activism in the Pre-Martial Law Era (Henry Totanes), Organized Student Life (Melissa Jayme-Lao), Student Publications during Martial Law (Elizabeth Macapagal), Natdems, Socdems, and the Ateneo (Meynardo Mendoza), The Faculty, Administration, and Social Professionals during Martial Law (Susan Evangelista), Political Landscape of the ‘70s and Some Jesuit Responses (Jose Magadia, SJ), and From Social Involvement to Nonviolent Political Struggle (Benjamin Tolosa).

The second book on “Living and Dying” (Cristina Montiel) narrates life stories of eleven Ateneo activists who died during martial law. Some of their names may be familiar to your friends and relatives: Ferdie Arceo, Billy Begg, Jun Celestial, Sonny Hizon, Edjop Jopson, Eman Lacaba, Dante Perez, Ditto Pascual, Lazzie Silva, Nick Solana, and Manny del Rosario.

By the way, “Living and Dying” contains an appendix of Discussion Questions that can be addressed as part of your classroom lessons. The topics of these Discussion Questions, and the contributors are: History (Francis Gealogo), Political Science (Melissa Jayme-Lao), Sociology (Liza Lim), Psychology (Elizabeth Macapagal), Theology (Elisa Magtibay) and Philosophy (Agustin Rodriguez). Kindly consider using these books in your high school and college classes too.

The books are available at the Ateneo de Manila University Press in Bellarmine Hall. “Down from the Hill” costs P/415, while “Living and Dying” is P/270. Ateneo Alumni who buy individual books get a 10% discount. Both alumni and non-alumni who buy the set of these two books, get a reduced price of P/600. There may be discounts for bulk orders too. For inquiries, please call Ateneo University Press c/o Caridad Decena, local 4612 or direct line 426-5984.

Partial proceeds of “Down from the Hill” and full royalties of “Living and Dying” are given to Bantayog ng Mga Bayani Foundation, an organization that keeps alive memories of social activism during martial law.

Thanks so much.

Sincerely,
Cristina Montiel
Department of Psychology


Meaningful Gifts for this Christmas :)

Dear Friends,

Good day to you and an Advanced Merry Christmas!!! :)

Its less than 40 days to Christmas and most of us are now thinking of what we can give to our family and friends. For those who are having a hard time thinking of what meaningful gifts they can give this Christmas Season, here are some suggestions:

a.) The Gift of HOPE - In the midst of the numerous problems that face our country today, there is still much that we can Hope for and thus, the Ateneo de Manila-School of Government is selling a desktop Calendar of Hope for 2008 which features 12 inspiring Filipino leaders that give Hope to all of us. These Filipino leaders go beyond themselves to serve the most marginalized sectors of our society and to show all of us that indeed the Filipino Spirit can still rise up in these seemingly hopeless situation. Some of the people featured in this Calendar of Hope include Dr. Nina Yuson of Museo Pambata, Rina Lopez-Bautista of Knowledge Channel and James Auste of the Cancer Warriors Foundation. Each Calendar of Hope is being sold for only P 120.00. To see the designs of the Calendar, you can visit http://ylse.multiply.com/photos/album/1 . For your inquiries and orders, please email Reese Fernandez at reesefernandez@yahoo.com or you can call her at (02) 426-5657.

b.) The Gift of Education - We all know for a fact that there are so many poor but deserving students who are more than capable to finish their college education but only lack enough resources and opportunities. Pathways to Higher Education-Philippines tries to address that by identifying these students from the public high schools and providing them with access to resources and opportunities that will allow them to enter top notch colleges and universities and help them finish their education. By having a good education, they will have better lives and break the Poverty cycle in their family. This Christmas, Pathways brings back its famous Pathways Coffee Pack (containing Benguet Coffee and a Mug), this coffee pack sells for only P 150.00 and proceeds will help send poor but deserving students to school. More importantly, the Benguet coffee is really good! For inquiries and orders, you may contact the Pathways office at (02) 920-0153 or you can email Ira Tamis at mailto:itamis@ateneo.edu.

c.) The Gift of Reading - Did you know that more than 20% of our public high school students do not know how to read? One of the major reasons is that our public schools severely lack books and libraries. Thus, AHON Foundation has come up with a way for you to get involved this Christmas in bringing books to the lives of our public school students. By buying an AHON Foundation Christmas Card you get to help donate a set of storybooks and reference books to an impoverished public elementary school library. You can give these cards to your family and friends and inside the card it tells them that you made a donation under their name this Christmas. You can buy these AHON Christmas cards at the following prices: P 100, P 300 and P 500. To see the designs of these AHON Christmas Cards, you can visit the AHON Foundation website at http://www.ahonfoundation.blogspot.com/ . For inquiries and orders, you can call Donna Odra or Cecille Bautista at (02) 683-0262 local 109 or you can email them at mailto:ahonfoundation@gmail.com

Hope you will consider giving these meaningful gifts this Christmas! Please help us by sending this email to your friends or posting this at your blog :)

Thank you very much for your time and may you have a blessed Christmas!

Sincerely,

Harvey S. Keh
Email: harveykeh@gmail.com