Int’l artist teaches Ateneans comics art

Ateneo Comic Art BUDDING artists from Ateneo de Iloilo’s Komix Ink and Anime Lovers clubs were taught with the rudiments of cartoon sketching by Filipino Marvel and Upper Deck artist Jun Premiro last July 7 at the ADI-SMCS High School’s computer laboratory in San Rafael, Mandurriao, Iloilo City.

A freelance artist for international clients, Premiro taught 45 high school comics and anime enthusiasts how to draw cartoon or comics figures using different media. The afternoon workshop, which included sketching and art appreciation, took about two hours to finish. He also presented his different masterpieces and comics collections to students.

“I wish to visit the school again soon,” Premiro said, adding, “I see a lot of potential from them in the area of art and caricature.”


Expert gives tips in action research

TEACHERS and staff of Ateneo de Iloilo-SMCS went through a seminar-workshop on Action Research Thursday, July 2, with US-educated anthropologist Elvira Loriega.

A former college of education dean and vice president for academic affairs of West Visayas State University, Dr. Loriega breezed through the different philosophies governing action research, including its structure and parts.

Dr. Loriega, a well-known qualitative research authority, also guided the participants how to design a research title and its corresponding research questions. She stressed how vital such a professional work in the formation of teachers' professional growth.


Blue spoon, lugaw, ‘trash talk,’ vigil greet St. Ignatius month

THE MONTH of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus, kicked off Friday, July 3, with a compendium of activities that center on “mercy and compassion,” the Philippine Church’s theme for this Year of the Poor.

The day started with the launching of the school’s yearly Blue Spoon Feeding Program, followed by simple lunch and lugaw snacks, presentation of the new institutional segregation scheme, Troubadours mini concert, and the prayer vigil—all highlighting the call of Pope Francis to “cry with and for the poor.”

During the flag rites in the school gym, no less than school chaplain JR Orbeta Jr., SJ, led the high school community for the official start of the Iggy Bank, a three-year old coin bank drive that intends to gather money from students for the Blue Spoon Project. He asked students: “How can we continue to listen to the poor, be friends with them, and be partners with their struggle in life?”


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