Message from the President

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

Recently, we received reports of kidnapping attempts in Iloilo. Most of these attempts targeted students outside their school premises. With all these reports, it is best for us to be proactive in ensuring that this will not happen inside and outside our own school yard.

While ADI-SMCS management will try its best to intensify our security within the campus, your children might still be exposed to danger if left unsupervised by a trusted adult. 

We would like to remind you to please take extra precautions especially during dismissal. Please instruct your wards to be extra careful in dealing with strangers who might be posing as an acquaintance, substitute 'sundo', survey interviewers, and the like.  Please immediately report to the nearest security officer within the vicinity in case you encounter suspicious interaction with a stranger inside and outside the school.

Corollary to this , i also received reports that some have not complied with the car pass policy. I would like to reiterate that the car pass should be visibly pasted on the car's windshield. Your full cooperation will help us make our campus safe and secure.


Fr. Joseph Y. Haw,SJ

School President

ADI prexy new head of nat’l Chi-Fil apostolate

STARTING June this year, School President Fr. Joseph Y. Haw, SJ, will be leading the Jesuit Chinese-Filipino Apostolate (JCFA) as per appointment penned Fr. Provincial Antonio Moreno of the Society of Jesus.

Holding his ‘bell of responsibility,’ Fr. Jhaw said: “I accept this challenge committed with the belief that there is a need to strengthen our mission to traverse vital frontiers.” He added, “our Chinese-Filipino brothers and sisters are becoming more and more relevant not just in the country’s economic growth but also in social transformation.”

Fr. Jhaw will be taking over the place of Fr. Aristotle Dy, SJ, president of Xavier School (XU), who will now lead another Ignatian-inspired organization, the Jesuit Basic Education Commission (JBEC). The turning over rites was held last June 18 during the three-day 6th JCFA meeting at XU in San Juan.


JCFA is an organization of Jesuit-affiliated institutions that focuses on Chinese-Filipino charism. It is composed of Santa Maria Parish (Iloilo), Mary The Queen Parish (San Juan),  Sacred Heart Parish (Cebu), Ateneo de Iloilo-Santa Maria Catholic School (ADI-SMCS), XU-San Juan, Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-ADC).

The said 6th JCFA meeting was attended by about 60 delegates coming from its six member-institutions. ADI-SMCS was represented by Fr. Jhaw, Center for Ignatian Excellence director Aurora dela Cruz, High School Principal Rosario Dordas, Grade School Principal Cecelia Japitana, Senior High School Associate Principal Herman Lagon, Junior High School Associate Principal Michel Guevara, and Grade School Associate Principal Raquel Gargaritano.

In the first day, June 16, plenary session was held where member-organizations shared their progress report in view of the four identified themes: Identity, Intersections, Insertions, and Impact. The day after, they did a pilgrimage to the Manila Cathedral and China Town in the morning; and eventually went to an outreach drive in two Home for the Aged institutions for Chinese-Filipinos in the afternoon. The last day was used for business meeting, highlighted by the turning over rites and a talk from the Fr. Provincial.

The next JCFA assembly is set in Iloilo City with ADI-SMCS as host. (Herman Lagon)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017





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