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“Hey Maam/Sir, Prof. ba talaga kayo?”
January 1st, 2009 posted by Bh000ooo under Criticism, Exposes. [ Comments: none ]

At this very point this time, I’m thinking na tama nga ba ang school na pinasukan ko?

I’m an ECE student, Freshman. I would like to commend  AdU’s professors kasi when I attended the first sem. I was totally shocked because of my prof. Wala na kasing ginawa kundi magmura, I was shocked because in my previous high school/university, saying FOUL WORDS is strictly not allowed. And syempre nga dahil mura lang sya ng mura, ang naintindihan ko lang during class was her words. Second, I have this professor na hindi ko maintindihan kung nag didiscuss ba nakikipag kuwentuhan ba, up to now di ko alam kung saan nya kinuha yung grades namin. And the other one, from UP daw sya, pero sulat lang ng sulat.

This second sem, I am expecting that the bunch of professors that are assigned to us will be good enough but I have this professor sa AutoCad na nagbibigay ng draft na mali-mali. Hindi man lang nilinaw yung bagong figure. Nagbigay pa ng number of trials ng checking, pag sumobra  na dun, 75 na. “E maam, mali nga po yung figure nyo e“. Don’t wonder magkakamali din kami.

In my first sem, I spoke with the guidance councilor and he said that, “Some of these cases would be unavoidable.” But my point is, kung hindi unavoidable, sana naman lang, ma-lessen ang cases. At sa mga professors na “INSTITUTION” na daw! feeling super stable na sa work ah, kaya kahit bumubulok na ang pagtuturo “GO pa rin”. Now I’m thinking to transfer na lang kc mukhang blurred yung future ko sa AdU. Hayy….

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The New AdU Student Center
December 7th, 2008 posted by juan_dc98 under Campus Issues, News. [ Comments: none ]

Greetings Schoolmates

I am a freshman here at the University taking up Engineering. I am fairly new but I get around. I would like to know your views on some of the issues inside the campus.

I am not a very good writer but I can manage some sentences here and there so please afford me a little slack if you would so please.

Getting off my ride, I usually pass by the CS gate but I always prefer leaving through the “back door” which is of course the high school gate. I never did notice it at first but there is some commotion over there, both physically and in words – I am referring to the Student Center.

I am sure most of you have read the article the Chronicle published about this facility. Frankly, it got me excited, as an aspiring engineer, I thought I could learn a thing or two. Seeing the design to be modern and a bit “industrial” I was drooling over the prospect of being part of the action. Snooping around, I saw three engineering students already conducting their OJTs and I was envious. They were inspecting the site, counting the steel reinforcement of the girders and checking them for correctness according to the plans. This was something I wanted to experience for myself and I believe in future projects, I can also be a part of its creation.

The building presented itself to be not just the future home of students but also, as it is being built, be a tool for learning. Kudos to the Admin and its Architect for allowing us students to be part of this project.

However, my curiosity led to another, more bleak facet of this building. I have learned that the Architect who designed the building is being cussed and now being called “Unethical.” I am not sure why, nor what their professionals code of conduct states but from the whispers along the corridors and from some of the arki profs as well, the college of architecture is mad at the architect because the admin nominated him rather than nominating someone from the university’s own pool of architects.

Well, it is a slap in the face; having an outsider take reigns over what should be otherwise another’s. But technically speaking, I did some online researched and found the architect’s board website ( There is such a law as RA 9266, the Architecture Act of 2004. It states in one of its laws that an architect cannot take a project if it is already being lobbied for by another unless it is a competition. “Walang sulutan,” to put it bluntly. But reading from the Chronicle article, the Office of Student Affairs contacted this architect and asked him to prepare a design and was presented to the President, VP, Student Government, OSA and the Dean of the College of Architecture. I do not think that there were any competitors against this design and seeing that the College of Architecture knew about it they should have spoken out earlier.

To nip you even further, I was surprised to learn that an architect cannot just give free professional services – yep, you heard right, at least that is what the CoA is saying. I am not one for believing off the bat so I consulted my friend, Google.

There is a Code of Conduct for architects that disdainfully as it may sound, there is a price-list for their services depending on what they are designing or the type of service they give. So every architect has a fair chance of remuneration. Sounds simple enough, one cannot go lower than the prescribed fee because they will gain better advantage of getting the project – “parang twaran sa palenke.” But reading more, I see that pro-bono work is not a violation of this rule Paragraph 5-A “The Architect’s Responsibilities in relation to Colleagues and Subordinates.”

The Architect shall not render professional services, without compensation except for small civic or charity project. He shall neither offer nor provide preliminary services on a conditional basis prior to definite agreement with the Client for the commission of the project.


So it is not true that giving away free architecture service is a violation of their conduct, it is misread. The student center is a civic building, paid for by the students and used by students for non-academic activities – any Adamsonian is welcome in its premises and is not privately used.

Ok, so why am I writing this? I am writing this because I pity the man who gave his time, effort and resources, so Adamson can kick him in the gut and look like an ingrate. I am not here to save the world but I want my Student Center, so I hope we support its completion and not piss off the person responsible for its design and realization.

“Sir, humihingi na lang po ng dispensa para sa mga miron na naiingit, mabuhay po kayo.”

To the College of Architecture, here is a fellow architect, one of your own who went beyond his norms to answer a call of charity. I thoughts architects were selfish because you took away the engineer’s right to design architecturally, but here is a man who loved to be a student and gave back surpassing technicalities.

“Huwag bo sana kayo madadala”

So, what is in store for the author of this building, we’ll if a case is filed and wins, his license to practice architecture may be suspended or revoked – ouch!

So fellow Adamsonian, let us support the Student Center

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Kelan ba ang Mr. and Ms. Adamson?
November 22nd, 2008 posted by kritiko ng mali under Criticism, Gossip. [ Comments: 3 ]

Na-e-excite na ako para dito. Hindi ako kabilang sa mga lalaban pero ang pagiging kritiko ko ay iiral. Isang bagong kurso ang nakakatuwa sa Adamson. Magastos ito. Siguro alam niyo na kung ano ito. Natatawa ako dahil ang kurso na ito ay ieexpect mo na para sa mga magaganda o guapo dahil dapat sila ay presentable, hindi ko din sinasabi na  dapat  maganda at guapo lamang ang pwedeng pumasok sa kurso na ito.

Pero ang nakakatuwa (nakakatawa na din) ang muse nila ay hindi kagandahan.

Ang aasahan mong itsura ng mga muse syempre ay maganda, pati na din ang ugali. May mga kaibigan ako sa kurso na ito pero sa kanila na din nanggaling ang mga impormasyon. Hindi nila alam kung bakit yun daw ang nanalo. Siguro dahil sa talent portion. Nag-belly dancing daw, marami daw siguro ang naantig sa hubog ng kanyang pangangatawan dahil nakatakip ang kalahati ng kanyang mukha. Natatawa na lang ako. Dahil tuwing makikita ko ang muse na ito ay una kong iniisip ay dehado to lalo na kung alam ng lahat ang tunay niyang ugali. Wala din naman daw laman ang utak nito ayon sa kanyang mga kaklase. Ano na ba ang batayan ng BEAUTY PAGEANT? Wala na nga syang beauty, wala pang brains.

Kilala ko na siya ng personal. Dahil ipinakilala sa akin. Pero simula nung ipinakilala ito sa akin ay hindi ko na muling kinausap, dahil maarte din siya.

Isa lang ang masasabi ko sa batang ito. Wag ka magiinarte dahil hindi ka kagandahan. Iilan lang ba ang may alam na ikaw ay isang muse? Pag nalaman siguro ng lahat na muse ka, malamang madaming magiging tulad ko, na isang kritiko mo!

Clue? Wala, basta bago lang ang kurso ng mukhang bakla na muse na to.

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Ngayon si Teehankee, pagkatapos ay si Go
October 21st, 2008 posted by indierock under Adamson Chronicle, Alumni Stories, Gossip, News, Opinion. [ Comments: 4 ]

Wow! Ang saya naman ng site na ‘to! Sino ba nag imbento nito?

Ma-a-anghang ang mga kontribusyon dito. Ayos ah! Yung iba naman halos pang asar lang. Yung iba naman halos puro “lifted” lang and mga ideya. Wala na ba talagang senyal ng matalinong ‘life form” sa daigdig?  Mamaya lilibutin ko ang site na ito, pero sa ngayon, gagawa muna ako ng blog…

Nakakatawa, parang may “trend” ang lipunan. Ang mag kriminal na walang habas na pumapatay ng ganun-ganon lang ay binibigyan ng “executive clemency,” pero ang mga kalaban ng gobyenong ito at nabubulok sa bilangguan. Eh ‘di natural, alangan ba naman bigyan mo ng puwang ang kalaban mo, eh di lalamunin ka nito ng buhay. Pero kung pakakawalan mo ang mga mayayamang kriminal, eh ‘di may dagdag  pondo ka sa eleksyon.

Talaga nga naman… Nakaw dito, nakaw doon, lahat marunong mag nakaw. bata, kumukupit ng kendi sa tindahan…ang “cute.” Pag laki laki pera na, pag nasa eskwela na “school funds” pag sa trabaho na, “corporate funds” pag sa gobyerno, and buwis na pinataw ka ulo ng ina nya…wehehehehehe…. Kanya, kanyang istilo yan, sa ating pangulo, mga kriminal, si Erap, si Teehankee, si Go… pera yan eh. Kwarta, kwarta, gusto ko ng kwarta…hehehehe

Ano? para sa ‘unity’? O’ magnanimity? Eh ‘bat yung mga aktibista nabubulok sa kulungan? Kasi walang kwarta…

Pangako, kompromiso, “deals”…yun ay mga taktika lamang “carrot-on-a-stick” ika nga. Pag mahirap ka… walang  “clemency.”


Take the case of peasant rights advocate Randy Echanis, a veteran activist since the Ferdinand Marcos years. It’s almost a year now since he was imprisoned on trumped-up murder charges filed against him by the government. Arrested in Negros while attending a consultation on the Genuine Agrarian Reform Bill, he was transported by helicopter to Leyte, where he was charged with multiple-murder. Last July, he was brought to the police general headquarters Camp Crame and, in August was illegally transferred to the Manila City Jail.

Ito pa:

Ka Randy, in solitary confinement from 1984 to 1986, was released after People Power I. Like a true servant of the people, he went back to peasant organizing upon his release. But in 1990 he was arrested again by the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Naval Intelligence and Security Force. He was released in 1992 only after a case filed against him for illegal possession of firearms was dismissed by the Manila Regional Court. Throughout those years of imprisonment, Ka Randy suffered physical, psychological and mental torture and humiliation but his spirit remained strong. Though separated from his loved ones, he never wavered in his commitment. He helped found Karapatan, an alliance for the advancement of human rights.

Ito pa:

How can this government release a man who brutally killed a young girl while it continues to detain more than 200 political prisoners on trumped-up charges? It is easier for this government to show mercy to a convicted murderer than to listen to the cries for justice coming from victims of enforced disappearance, torture and unjust imprisonment. Human rights, peace and justice activists are languishing in jail under harsh conditions.

Walang hustisya, laro ng numero ang lahat ng bagay, at an disiyon ng numero ay nasa kapakinabangan. pak wala pela, wala hustisya eh, kayo tanong Ah-Tek ha…wehehehehehe

Kaya sa isang “whinner” dyan na udyok ng udyok ng gulo tungkol sa ng yari sa kanya nuong unang panahon. Senya na ‘pre… boplogs ka eh… Peace!

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The Trillanes Factor
October 17th, 2008 posted by AJ007 under Adamson Chronicle, Alumni Stories, Campus Issues, Campus News, Criticism, Current Events, News, Opinion, Student Government. [ Comments: 1 ]

During the time when I still believe that the system would change overnight, I chance upon a book in National Book Store or NBS called LOGCOM (logistics command). I got a bit interested because I was an officer in the ROTC then (in Adamson) so I flipped through the pages. It turned out to be a sort of an expose. Back then I find it extremely radical that a serviceman in AFP would have a spine to write anything like that. Actually, it’s still a phenomenon for me not because I care a lot about it but as a TAX PAYER now, I find it a farce if not tragedy.

It highlighted the fact that military provisions are prone to abuse. Example, a military 6X6 truck was used as a “practice driving” vehicle for the wives of senior officers. Another example, a helicopter was used to transport senior officers (based in the provinces) and wives for a shopping spree in the cities. Bullets sold to the enemies? The book further explained the gripes that precipitated into disgruntlement that further lead down the path to adventurism.

Yet, with adventurism, comes another disgruntlement that plunged the cause of the series of military mutinies during the 80s into quagmire. Some soldiers who were given amnesty later said that those glib tongued “recruiters” left them behind when the “operation” finally met the wall.

One commented: Ang mga putang inang mga ‘yan, ginamit kami na parang mga puta…”

That has been the problem with the earlier putsches; so many men who would have been heroes were branded traitors. All for a strong cause but with a hallow leadership. There was this time when they had been leaderless for several days after that particular coup, but some men stayed behind. Not all of the leaders were escape artists though; Col. Alexander Noble for example won’t be pacified and chose to stay behind with his men. Then several days later, a Philippine Star issue would flaunt news about Col. Noble’s arrest after destroying US Fighter planes “sitting duck” in Clark Air Base, Pampanga; of course the rest is history. Had it not from the then Philippine Marine Commandant, now Sen. Biazon (a true clean soldier) who literally exposed himself to danger when he stood between the Rebels and pro – government soldiers who were at the brink of armed confrontation, more lives would have been claimed. But these were men of conviction both from different sides of the line. They were brothers divided, some are even real brothers. And they suffered a lot of psychological draw back since.

But what about the cause? Of course it could be brilliant. It was for reform and usual rhetoric of “being too cozy with the reds” thing, apart from “real” status quo like corruption, monopoly, selling of sovereign territory (paid to us as war reparation) to the host country itself. Maybe there was some  personal reason like the killing of Maj. Francisco Baula inside his cell on the guise of him trying to escape “USING A LADDER” at that as if he needed one to do it.

But of course, story has it that it was a badly botched up putsch. And I was a young boy when it happened. I enjoyed the sight of fighter planes seen in the sky in an act of a dogfight. But what is clear though is that they became leaderless, and some (or most) Rebels felt betrayed.

This is the edge of Sen. Trillanes; he did not leave his men behind. He joined them in prison. Another book in NBS AFP before Gringo has it that unlike his “predecessors” Trillanes did not compromise. As a proof, he’s still in jail right now. Only God knows what circumstance would bring him out of there but by the looks of it. He will rather rot in there than to compromise. But a person of such fortitude will not wear out.

Nature has an inquisitive way of “boring through veracity” (that’s a line from former President Marcos’ book, I forgot the title though). In a system like this, in a situation like this, an economic condition like this. It’s like history repeating itself. And it vindicates Trillanes. WHY? Because incarcerating him didn’t stop all these follies from happening. With him in prison, he couldn’t be associated with somebody who stands in the way of “progress” of the strong republic anymore, yet these are all happening. And shame on us who has professors who helped install this “hegemony” with a promise of 1.0 additional point to averaged grade which brings some Adamsonians to EDSA II. ONE FACULTY MEMBER IN THE CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT WOULD ARGUE THAT IT WOULD BE FOR “INTELLIGENT GOVERNENCE” oh yeah, and why “bribe” students with a plus on a grade? Shame on idiotic students too who took advantage. I didn’t and I got an incomplete for that subject. But I digressed.

Sure the nose diving trend of global exchanges has nothing to do with it but what did our genius economic dream team do to prevent it from affecting us, and Trillanes is at bay unable to perform his “filibustering”?  Of course the “intelligent” spin doctors of this “governance” has a ready answer. One of them even suggested… ‘to Jesus Christ.’ But he’s no ecominist, he’s a bootlicker nontheless.

As a soldierTrillanes will never be viewed like someone who leaves a man behind. He’s viewed as someone with unwavering conviction and that catapulted his name to the Senate. Besides in his “spur – of – the – moment” Pen Siege, the majority of those went there were media men, pillars of the fourth state of democracy. Eye and ears of the people.

I concede though that the rest remains to be seen.


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Mrs Prof ng ECE Dept
October 5th, 2008 posted by Sakristang_hudas under Adamson Chronicle, Campus Issues, Campus News, Criticism, Exposes, Gossip, News, Opinion. [ Comments: 46 ]

Grabe ang final exam namin sa isa naming subject sa ECE. Ass in yung sasakyan hindi namin napatakbo. Baka ang mangyari kami ang takbuhan nitong prof na ito. Hindi na nga naibalik midterm exam namin tapos ganito pa nangyari sa final exam namin. Sana hindi natutulog si ECE Chairman para makita nya itong sitwasyon namin. Mam GISING naman po. Try to clean your department lalo na sa mga existing prof nyo sa dept. May mga living dead na prof dun paswelduhan lang ng Adamson. Hay grabe talaga!

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Writing on the wall
September 27th, 2008 posted by AJ007 under Adamson Chronicle, Alumni Stories, Campus Issues, Campus News, Opinion. [ Comments: 24 ]

Joe Bert sent me a picture thru my email. It was taken from a Friendster account, and not just some Friendster account but that of my friend, Celia Clave. The picture depicts a writing on the white board taken from the old Adamson Chronicle (TAC) office. We used the white board to write, to leave insults, grievances and things to remember during press works.

The writing on the white board was angry, typical of a loose cannon, devastated, a loser, the kind that hangs on teetering on the corner but still won’t give up the fight. And that writing was mine…

I am Allan Jay Q. Martirez. I am proud to say that along with Celia Clave and the rest of us, passed the Editorial Board exams in the summer of 1997. And it was not just some exam but an exam made and facilitated by Joe Bert Lazarte. Then that was my baptism of fire in the publication. I enjoyed it, the UAAP coverage for free, thanks to Tito Escaño, our Associate Editor who thought I could handle it back then, the prestige of the by–line, and being one of the prime movers of campus opinion.

Joe Bert Lazarte is not just a name, but a legend. He’s won numerous literary awards, if I’m a physicist in the league of Enrico Fermi or Oppenheimer, Joe Bert is Einstein. Yet my writing skill is no way near Fermi nor Oppenheimer if it was physics but the days after Joe Bert’s time and beyond has sown in me hatred as explosive as Oppenheimer’s Atomic bomb (thanks to Fermi).

Celia Clave is not just another name. She went up the ladder to become the Editor–in–Chief (EIC) and is a versatile writer that could write both English and Pilipino articles very well.

You see, back then, I look up to Joe Bert, Tito, Ronnie (my EIC during the time I first entered TAC), and Alvin Julian. The names I mentioned had become EICs themselves except for Tito who decided to quit it all and left the TAC undisciplined. I am one of those unruly members, and so I personally resented Tito’s decision. But life had to go on…

To be continued…

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Continuation… 9:39 am 29th September 2008

Actually, when I was still a newbie at the publication, I heard the tenured ones discussing about the Chronicle. I remember one saying that if all the administrators in Adamson would be like Fr. Belita, then TAC wouldn’t have been a radical publication that it was during our time. I concluded quickly that those writers were after all unlike my comrades in our activist leftist organization in which I had been involved with before entering the Chronicle, that those writers, even in there subconscious minds only want reform in Adamson and that they are upholding the role of the campus publication to bring about that reform. Most important was, they were not loose cannons; they in fact commend people, an administrator at that, who they think is doing a good job.

Then they veered at a different topic attacking the revolutionary nature of change that the left espouses, saying that the rhetoric, the tone, the well-versed chants and the melodrama wouldn’t really bring about change. We were talking about political issues at that time, the vote shaving, and the possibility of the culture permeating into the college level; so I chipped in my two cents’ worth of opinion saying that even the political parties inside the school are partisan to the national level political parties and that the jockeying of these outside forces — including the traditionally corrupt and left-leaning groups — are obvious during the supreme council elections. It didn’t surprise anyone, when I thought I solved the “general relativity” of the whole argument. Tito Escaño just afforded me a mocking smile as if amused by my courage to tell them the obvious, sort of undermining their intellect. Alvin Julian managed to give me a nice smirk, Ronnie’s eyes pierced through his glasses. At least Joe Bert had the courtesy to veer to a different topic saving me from further embarrassment. It was their favorite topic, speciation, Hawkings, Camus, etc. … those thing that I can’t relate with, but save me from my state of being at that time, God, my cheeks were so red that time hehehe.

When I got terminated from the Adamson Chronicle due to reasons my enemies back then prod me into doing, rather knowing how irrational I could be when my pot head acted on a situation, I was cursing Joe Bert Lazarte and Tito Escaño. Because in my understanding of the situation, it wouldn’t have happened to me if they were there to shed light to the whole situation…

To be continued. . .

Last entry . . October 4, 2008 10:09 AM

But this is an old grudge.

An old issue that could have died out naturally a long time ago.

Frankly it affected me. It affected my well-being. It haunted me through it all. It’s as if I saw the world’s new face, the thing that I never anticipated. Can’t trust anyone, anymore, drifting from one job to another.

Frankly, how I wish I didn’t see that picture of that scribbling on the white board. It bears nothing but bad memories. As for me I forced myself to let go, to move on, not to feel the pain at all. But the sordid past has to catch up with me somehow.

I know you won’t be interested at all but what forced my hand to take that decision less that a decade back (8 years, as suggested by Aldrin Esteban) was my frustration over the Editorial Board of 1999 – 2000. I thought it was a new board, I thought it would serve as the “Sword of Gideon” that would root out the problems that the students were facing, and after all, they were our publishers. I thought it was a SELF–CLEANSING BODY.

On that fateful night that sparked it all, during that editorial board meeting, I thought we were going to talk about rectification, mending the wrong ways and devising a plan to correct on our wrong footing. But no! HELL NO!!!

By the looks of it, we were going to pamper the delusion that we inherited, that instead of looking into our accountability, we instead were going to hit on innocent people, much more OUR OWN.

Yes, we were harassed! The AUSG together with some left–leaning groups were at it, they were training their scopes on us, on our every mistake, our inability to publish, our publication’s content, our inability to liquidate. But those bastards who were after us only wanted to replace us all. How I remember them trying to infiltrate the board by seeding the editorial board exams with their members. Of course, they would harass us, they wanted to see us startled, make more mistakes. The calls every morning, every afternoon, asking us where we were putting the students’ money. Our in–fighting. I for one was tasked to track down a member’s activity who was then suspected of being a SPY. A “spy” for God’s sake that did not exist. Why were we even fighting when we only have to show them that we were not corrupt and redirect the issue to corrupt administrators, teachers who were incompetent, the “façade mentality” that takes on the direction of constructions in Adamson. There were so many issues to choose from to take “their” eyes off us. All it should have taken was one honest move.

On that night, six members of the editorial board were about to be punished with suspension, whose sins were merely not making themselves available during press works. Press works? WHAT PRESS WORK?

Oh, maybe, “press work” meant those late night “intellectual conversations,” or the nights in some fast food spending over PhP200 per head courtesy of our publishers. Or those were the nights spent in expensive bowling lanes, thanks to gullible students.

What ever happened to the old TAC Credo?

To Sin by Silence

When we must Protest

Makes Cowards out of Men…

Silence is no longer deafening, and the way it looks is no longer sinful but a comforting silence.

And why protest when all is on the take, when all is happy?

Cowards? Strength is in number.

After my termination, the constitution and by laws of the publication got revised. I really don’t know but I’ve heard that it was a happier law for them. First, I couldn’t contest my termination because of the new constitution, and then later, I heard it put a member through law school. Thanks to the students’ money, of course.

The old Chronicle board was the black horse for corruption. And those people who were in the bottom of the pecking order got promoted to Top Dog, a.k.a. “editor–in–chief” simply because of their loyalty. Those people with an unbearable idiotic IQ then claim “intellectual brilliance” borrowing lines from dead philosophers, posing as “left-leaning intellectuals” or even atheists.

I remember a conversation with Joe Bert. Not really an INTELLECTUAL conversation because my friend Joe Bert hates being called an “intellectual” to his face.

So, there was this time that he asked me why did I become a leftist. I gave him a rhetoric answer. He didn’t reply for some time, and then told me that if I only knew each and everyone in this country, then maybe I’d shun my convictions.

Tito Escaño once said that when your stomach begins to knock, “your shallow philosophy will fly out of the window.”

What I like best about Joe Bert and Tito is that, they hate posers.

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Bagong Kulturang Pinoy in Adamson University
September 24th, 2008 posted by Ramon Millonte under Campus Issues, Campus News. [ Comments: none ]

Bagong Kulturang Pinoy (BKP)—partner NGO of the University whose advocacy is literacy—conducted a Read-Aloud workshop at the JP Auditorium last September 6 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The workshop was participated in by volunteers from ICES partner communities in Payatas and Cabuyao, some BED teachers, senior Education majors, scholars, and student assistants. Facilitators came from the Open Heart Foundation and the University.

The seminar-workshop was an abridged version of the Concentrated Language Encounter (CLE), a proven method for improving literacy developed by Rotary International. The method was based on extensive research in linguistics by Rotarian Dr. Richard Walker from Australia. It has been proven to work in any language, at any level, in any culture. CLE is potentially a powerful tool in exposing kids to the world of books as it does not only develop skills, but makes learning fun. Hence, attendees and volunteers can bring this knowledge with them when they put into practice the different reading programs they have for their respective communities.

Helping build mini-libraries and implementing a reading program are the two-pronged mission of OSAS through ICES with the help of BKP. Since this is the second workshop in the University, our SSVP-OSGP has used the method when they do their apostolate for street children and orphans. It is hoped that our BED teachers and Education students can also make this as a supplemental teaching aid.

[Reposted from the email]

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Firm grants scholarships to engineering students
September 24th, 2008 posted by Ramon Millonte under Campus Issues, Campus News. [ Comments: none ]

written by Jane C. Mangalus

Proof that big local and international companies believe in the academic smarts of Adamsonians is the continuous support these organizations extend to AdU students.
Fluor Daniel, Inc.-Philippines (FDIP)—the local subsidiary of the international engineering firm, Fluor Corporation, known to be one of the companies that go beyond just doing business—recently signed a Memorandum of Scholarship Agreement with Adamson University last Sept. 8 at the Asian Star Bldg., Filinvest Corporate City in Alabang, Muntinlupa City. The company’s philanthropic tradition goes a long way back and has been making a positive impact on the global community.

Present during the event were Engr. Jesus Manalastas and Dr. Ramon Maniago (Dean and Vice Dean of the College of Engineering respectively) , Mrs. Marie Anne Racelis (College Scholarship Coordinator) , Mrs. Alice Quilicot (Director, Office for Student Assistance and Scholarship) , and the deserving scholars with their respective parents. FDIP was represented by Engr. Danny Spinks (General Manager) and Ms. Medy Camba (Controller) .
Granted partial scholarship benefits were Marvin Andalajao (BS Electrical Engineering) , Gerardo Villanueva, Jr. (BS Electrical Engineering) , Kenneth John Zinampan (BS Electrical Engineering) , and Kazuniko Furukawa (BS Mechanical Engineering) while Aubrianne Aranas (BS Electrical Engineering) and Jordan Rulloda (BS Electrical Engineering) were granted full scholarship benefits.

FDIP started to endow assistance to deserving engineering students of AdU since School Year 1998-1999 as part of its social responsibility program. A provision of the MOA states that the grantees ‘shall carry the required regular academic load for each school term and an annual weighted average of 85 percent or higher per semester with no failing grade in all academic subjects and must have not dropped, officially or unofficially, in any of his subjects.’

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DOST honors Adamson alumnus
September 24th, 2008 posted by Ramon Millonte under Campus Issues, Campus News. [ Comments: none ]

Engr. Julius Maridable, Ph.D., one of the 75 Most Outstanding Alumni of AdU, was given recognition by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) during the National Academy of Science and Technology Award’s Annual Scientific Meeting. Dubbed Energy Security and Sustainability: Assesing the Present and Foreseeing the Future, the meeting was held last July 9-10 at the Manila Hotel.

Engr. Maridable—currently the Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs at De La Salle University-Manila— received The Outstanding Scientific Award for his paper titled Modeling and Optimization of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Extraction On Essential Oil from Lemon Grass Using Response Surface Methodology. This research is a collaborative effort with his five co-authors Huynh Kpha, Dr. Pag-Asa Gaspillo, Ms. Mith Hasika, Roberto M. Malaluan, and Junjiro Kawasaki.

Engr. Maridable graduated from Adamson University in 1976 with a BS in Chemical Engineering degree.

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