BATTLING against four other bands from schools in Iloilo City, Ateneo band Struck By Lightning was able to bag the championship trophy during the first-ever Battle of the Bands hosted by Vibe Productions held at the height of the Dinagyang revelry, Sunday, January 25, at the SM City Iloilo parking lot in Mandurriao, Iloilo City.
The winning Atenean band members were guitarist Miguel Benedicto Tupas of 10-Wisdom, Minjun guitarist Kim of 10-Justice, guitarist, drummer Lance Gemora of 10-Justice, bassist Gabriel Tupas of 8-Honesty, and vocalists Hope Libatuque of 8-Humility and Jian Miguel Ong of 10-Justice.
A HUNDRED families of indigenous people from Sitio Kati-Kati in Brgy. San Miguel, Guimaras, received grocery packs from the Ateneo de Iloilo High School-SMCS Parents-Teachers Association (ADI-SMCS HS-PTA) last December 18, 2014.
Helped by the school’s Campus Ministry and Social Involvement (CMSI) Office, the officers of the PTA Executive Committee (Execom) and the school administrators personally handed over the goods collected from the contribution of parents and students during the Advent days in December.
A grocery pack includes: rice (from Grade 7), canned foods (from Grade 8), energy drink, coffee, and juice packs (from Grade 9), and biscuits and cookies (from Grade 10). A box of apples, donated by parent Perlie Mac, and some snack food were also distributed by the volunteer-parents to the scores of kids who were in attendance during the morning gift-giving.
THE SCHOOL gym turned into a colorful extravaganza of fun, laughter, and hellos from hundreds of alumni in 45 different batches at the grand homecoming dubbed The Big Blue Night 2014 Series held December 27, 2014.
It started 6:30 p.m. with a flash mob by the younger batches, singing of the Santa Maria and Ateneo de Iloilo hymns, and followed by a set of band performance of a group of alumni led by city councilor Jay Trenas. During the dinner, awarding of Alumni Basketball League winners plus the dance presentation of and conferring of honors to the jubilarians were held, including a tribute to their teachers who were also in attendance. The Batch 1989 also donated P50,000.00 to the school as part of their thanksgiving gesture.
Ateneo de Iloilo-SMCS Alumni Association (AAA) outgoing president Felix Gorriceta III also gave his president’s report which includes projects such as: The Vibe, Rave, The First Sunday Masses for Alumni, Alumni Basketball League, Alumni Big Blue Run; missions, fund-raising, meetings, and get-togethers of the different batches; and support to the school’s Blue Spoon project and Scholarship fund.