Ateneo de Iloilo-SMCS alumnus David Foster’s concert jammer

SIDE BY SIDE with the best singers in the country, Ateneo de Iloilo-SMCS Batch 2007 scholar-turned-theater-actor Victor Robinson III wowed the crowd with his rendition of Journey’s “Faithfully” during David Foster’s Manila concert Tuesday, August 18, at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.

Victor, who started showing signs of artistic excellence as a singer-actor during his high school days in the Iloilo Jesuit school, was specially picked by the “Hitman” himself to jam with him in front of the deafening crowd. Right after the first notes, the Canadian musician Foster pulled Robinson from isle to the top of the stage to complete the first refrain of the chorus-less power ballad.

“Wow…that was really good. Wow, nice voice,” the multi-awarded Asia’s Got Talent judge said after the Ilonggo singer serenaded the audience in his casual jeans, tennis shoes, and striped tee.


Ateneo sponsors showing of award-winning indie film Nono

FIVE PUBLIC schools, covering about 200 students, in Iloilo City will be invited to watch for free the internationally-acclaimed independent film Nono set August 28, 2015 as part of Ateneo de Iloilo-SMCS’ celebration of the Buwan ng Wika.

Spearheaded by the High School Filipino Program, the participants are yet to be identified but likely to be those who are neighbors of the school, including select students from Mandurriao National High School and Jaro National High School. They are to watch the Japan Film Festival Special Jury Prize-winning movie at the school’s Multipurpose Room taking turns with the Ateneo seniors.

Grade 6 Ateneans and high school students from University of the Philippines are also set to watch the 115-minute film at SM City Iloilo Cinema on the same day.


2 Ilonggos most outstanding swimmers in all-Ateneo tilt

IT WAS the school’s maiden participation to the 2nd All-Ateneo Swimming Championships but the tankers of Ateneo de Iloilo-SMCS were not intimidated at all.

With two of its nine high school swimmers getting the Most Outstanding Athlete awards, sophomores Moses Oliver Bito-onon and Caitlin Estepar, ADI-SMCS sneaked past Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Iloilo and Ateneo de Manila University for a Second Runner Up finish in a five-team swimming tournament held August 1 in Matina Ateneo de Davao University Campus Swimming Pool in Davao City.

Led by coach Roel Susbilla, the Ateneo Blue Dragons bagged 14 gold, 11 silver, and 5 bronze medals in total.

The most bemedalled of all is aquabelle Estepar who collected nine golds for the same number of individual events, and another gold and silver medals in relay events. Moses Bito-onon, on the other hand, clinched two gold and seven silver medals in individual events, plus a bronze medal in one relay event.

Both were named Most Outstanding Athletes in the 12-13 girls and 14-15 boys category, respectively.


​Purisima benchmarks with Ateneo

BASIC education and college administrators of Colegio de la Purisima Concepcion of Roxas City visited the Ateneo de Iloilo-SMCS High School grounds in the afternoon of August 9, 2015 as part of their benchmarking initiative in preparation for their Senior High School.

According to CPC Director of Academics Fr. Cyril Villareal, they chose Ateneo as one of the areas to visit “to learn from the effective systems that made the Jesuit school as a leader in Basic Education.” He further said that the trip is purposed to get some ideas from the school’s own preparation for the Senior High School.

20 deans, principals, and heads of offices were first given a bird’s eye view on the philosophy, history, spirituality, vision, and mission of the school by school president Fr. Joseph Haw of the Society of Jesus. Principal Rosario Dordas then discussed the Ateneo de Iloilo-SMCS academic and non-academic formation programs. He was followed by assistant principal Dr. Herman Lagon, who talked about the SHS preparations of the institution.


Blue dragons clinch crown via double OT in Passi tilt

ATENEO de Iloilo Under-18 Boys Basketball team outlasted heavily favored Hercor College of Roxas City, 78-77, in double overtime in their championship match held at the Passi City gymnasium last July 24.

Franz Ray Diaz led the Blue Dragons to victory by scoring a game high 33 points to give Ateneo its first championship in an under-18 invitational tournament.

An overwhelming start by Hercor saw Ateneo trail 0-10 and 2-17 early in the first quarter. After an early timeout by Head coach Jophil Cercado, Ateneo recovered to cut the lead to ten (9-19) at the end of the quarter.

In the second quarter the Blue Dragons continued their onslaught thru balance scoring and tight defense to tie the game at 43 by halftime. The third period saw both teams traded baskets as the quarter ended with Hercor leading by a solitary point. The Hercor Jaguars felt it was time to turn the tide in their favour as they doubled their effort on defense at the start of the fourth quarter to erect a comfortable lead.


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