A FLEET of student-athletes from Ateneo de Iloilo-Santa Maria Catholic School will join the Jesuit Athletic Meet 2016 on November 3-8, this time in Ateneo de Davao University in Davao City.
The events and activities, to be held in Matina and Jacinto Campuses of ADDU, include basketball, volleyball, football, badminton, swimming, taekwondo, chess, and table tennis, among others. An estimated 900 secondary and tertiary athletes, coaches, and officials from nine Jesuit schools in the country are to participate in the biennial competition.
Aside from ADI-SMCS and ADDU, other participating schools are: Ateneo de Manila University, Ateneo de Naga University, Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Loyola College of Culion – Palawan, Sacred Heart School – Ateneo de Cebu, Xavier School–San Juan Greenhills, and Xavier University–Ateneo de Cagayan. (Joan Tenorio and Herman Lagon)
The 36th General Congregation has elected Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, of the Jesuit Province of Venezuela as Superior General. Father Sosa was born in Caracas, Venezuela on 12 November 1948. Until his election, Father Sosa has been Delegate for Interprovincial Houses of the Society in Rome, as well as serving on the General Council as a Counsellor. He obtained a licentiate in philosophy from l’Università Cattolica Andrés Bello in 1972. He later obtained a doctorate in Political Science from l’Università Centrale del Venezuela, in 1990. He speaks Spanish, Italian, English, and understands French.
For the third time in a row, Ateneo de Iloilo-SMCS will be having a Level II Re-accreditation from the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU). The necessary documents, including appendices, were already sent to the PAASCU office in Manila last October 6 signaling the finality of the pentennial accreditation.
Set November 24-25, the third Level II re-visit is part of the school’s way of benchmarking with universally accepted standards in school management and operations. This includes areas such as curriculum and instruction, library and audio-visual center, laboratories, student services, physical plant, administration, philosophy and objectives, school and community.
TEN-MAN Ateneo Street Dance Crew (ASDC) bested eight other select dance groups in the Visayas in the annual Ego Supreme Crew Wars 3 Visayas Grand Finals High School Division held October 8 in SM City Mall in Cebu City.
The crew—trained by PE Teacher Francis Dave Moreno—took with them a trophy and PhP50,000 prize. They were followed by another Ilonggo squad second placer University of San Agustin USADA Prodigals and third placer University of San Jose Recoletos Baby Jaguars. They will be competing for the national finals in Manila in late this year.
The winning Atenean dancers, composed of students from Junior High School and Senior High School, are Joshua Alesandro Bantad, Carlo Miguelle Bosque, Sean Carlo Eslabon, Rafael Ian Genoveza, Lanz Andre Muhalin, Jeff Joshua Paguntalan, Marino Vincent Panes, Alex Jefferson Torio, Luke Mattew Pijuan, and anton Sebastian Sacapaño.