Saturday, September 27, 2008

Kurba Ug Linya: A Photo Exhibit of MC310 2008

A Photo Exhibit of MC310 2008

Humanities Division Lobby
5th Floor, Finster Hall
Ateneo de Davao University
26 September until 4 October 2008
Open from 8AM to 6PM Daily

For more information:
contact (82) 221.2411 local 8314

SKIN: A Photo Exhibit by Jim Paredes

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Blue Eagles in Davao: DLSU vs ADMU

Best of 3 for the Jrs. Division, UAAP Season 71 Championship Series
Game 2: Blue Eaglets vs FEU Baby Tams
Saturday, 27 Sept 2008, 3 PM, San Juan Arena
Tickets available at the venue.

Best of 3 for the Srs. Division, UAAP Season 71 Championship Series
Game 2: Blue Eagles vs DLSU Green Archers
Thursday, 25 Sept 2008, 4PM, Araneta Coliseum

Local simulcast telecast at:
Loyola Heights: Blue Eagle Gym
Bacolod: Moravia Bar, Bacolod City
Cebu: Hamabar Sports Club, Cebu City
Iloilo: Mango Tree Restaurant, Iloilo City
Davao: Eagle's Bar, Marco Polo Hotel, Davao City

International telecast
ABS CBN Int'l says Games 1 and 2 will air live on the Kapamilya Channel 2064 (Direct TV) at 12:30AM (Pacific Time) on Thursday, September 25.

Those who do not subscribe to DIRECTV in the US or its satellite service in Europe, Middle East, and Australia can still watch the games online through TFCNow. They will have to subscribe to the News Package on the TFCNow website.


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Philippine haute design and grassroots focus win Gold at the Zaragoza World Expo

[Sharing with you a bit of good news from Marian Roces, a confrere in Pagbabago@Pilipinas. - Bong]

Philippine haute design and grassroots focus win Gold at the Zaragoza World Expo

The Philippine Pavilion was awarded the Gold Prize for design and clarity of the design's link with the theme of the Zaragoza 2008 World World Expo: Water and Sustainable Development. Designed by Architect Ed Calma from a concept by veteran curator Marian Pastor Roces, the Pavilion brings together the usually disparate worlds of haute design and grassroots efforts.

The award comes after three months of enthusiastic reception enjoyed by the Pavilion from the Expo visitors, mostly from European nations. The Pavilion has been a crowd d rawer, pulling in thousands for its surprising combination of haute design and presentation of grassroots water management initiatives in this archipelagic nation.

The pavilion design is a blue-lit space with hundreds of transparent spheres suspended from the high ceiling. Figures in bone china and embroidered translucent cloth appear luminous in the darkened pavilion.

This Gold Prize is the second of an unprecedented winning streak created for the Department of Tourism by the partnering of Lor Calma Design Associates as the lead of the Pavilion design team, with the museum development company TAOINC of Pastor Roces. The same collaboration brought about the Gold Prize for the Philippine Pavilion at the 2006 World Expo i n Aichi, Japan.

It is the design experience immediately seemed to "magically" bring the visitor to the Pavilion's main message for Zaragoza. The Philippines meant to draw attention to the historical power of its community-based environmentalism. The 30-year old phenomenon of an active civil society has produced hundreds of water-resource conservation and management projects that have proven sustainable because almost all are operated by local people. Each sphere in the pavilion makes reference to one of hundreds of such "people-power" projects.

This blend of global sensibility and local sensitivity has been a hallmark of modern Philippine culture.

At Expo Zaragoza, the Philippines indicates the survival of an ancient Pacific Island sense of equality that has re-shapedo or indigenized Spanish and American cultural ideas. This egalitarian spirit is very palpable in a pavilion that literally shows the light emanating from the work of the most ordinary of Filipinos.

As part of Pastor Roces' curatorial plan for the Pavilion, former DENR Secretary Elisea "Bebet" Gozun and environmentalist Dr. Nereus Acosta were invited to Zaragoza to contribute key ideas to the Tribuna del Agua, a series of fora amongst the scientists and civil society groups of the world, discussing responses to impending global water crises. The Tribuna organizers committed to including Gozun's and Acosta's ideas in the forthcoming "Zaragoza Let ter," a moral call for the sustainable use of the world's water resources.


Kalasag, the official yearbook of Ateneo de Davao University launches its iSubscribed Campaign, today, September 17, 2008.

Kalasag enjoins all ADDU graduating students to reserve a copy of their batch Yearbook by subscribing. With the Subscription fee of P2600, they get their copies right after graduation. Who said you have to wait for years to receive your yearbook? Payments can be made at Window 7 of the Finance Office, 1st Floor, Bellarmine Hall, 8AM-5PM during weekdays, 8AM-12nn during Saturdays.

For three years now, Kalasag has made history of distributing yearbooks right after graduation, or even during graduation day, as promised. In fact, March 15, 2007 had marked a debut of releasing EN VIAJE: Kalasag 2008 during the Baccalaureate Mass, a day before graduation which were distributed to random First 100 subscribers.

So subscribe now and relive the golden memories of the fun and ever-exciting BUHAY ATENISTA!

For more information, call (82) 221.2411 local 8331 or email or go to

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

For Graduating ADDU Students

At Accenture, we believe that every individual can stretch his talent, IQ, and network to tread on new challenges and do what has never been done before. This is why we’re inviting graduating students every year to join a three-day all-expense-paid out-of-town conference that aims to help them develop the skills they need to think, and act, like leaders.

If you want to reach new heights, join the Accenture Student Leadership Conference 2009!

It’s going to be held at the Taal Vista Hotel, Tagaytay City, on January 16 - 18, 2009, and is designed to further develop your leadership skills and help you prepare to tread on new places as you start your career.

To apply, visit the Accenture booth when we drop by Ateneo de Davao University on September 24 – 25 at the Ground Floor, Finster Hall. The first 100 students to claim their personalized invites from the booth will get a special gift! You may also download the registration form from and email it with your resume to Please check the website for application deadlines and updates. Only students graduating in 2009 are eligible to apply.

Thanks and see you there!


ADM 102: Introduction to Ateneo-La Salle Games
Thu/Sat/Sunday, 4:00 PM, Araneta Coliseum
Course Prepared by: Miguel Lizada, Lecturer - Department of English, School of Humanities
Editor - The Loyola Schools Websites
Ateneo de Manila University
Course Instructor: TBA

Course Description
The course introduces the student-cheerer to the dynamics and
principles of the Ateneo-La Salle rivalry. The course employs both
theoretical and application dimensions. The theoretical phase exposes
the student to the history of the rivalry, the tradition of cheering,
the construction of the ideal Atenean 6th Man, and other theoretical

The application phase on the other hand requires the student to put
into practice all the theoretical principles. These practices
include, among others: effective skills in lining up for the games,
cheering (pre-game, during the game, half-time and post-game),
jeering, heckling, creating effective posters and banners for one's
favorite players and posing and smiling for

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, the student should have been able to:

* understand what it means to be the Sixth Man
* understand the difference between an Atenean and La Sallite
* integrated himself with the community of believers
* develop his school spirit

Course Outline and Reading List

Chapter 1: What is School Spirit?

* Required Readings:
o Excerpts from the "History of the Ateneo"
o The student's "OrSem Manual"
o "The Ateneo Cheerbook"
o "Who and What is the Ateneo Sixth Man?"
o Ruel De Vera's "The Eagles Have Landed"
o Selected Speeches of Angelico Sinjian (Ateneo Blue
Babble Battalion)

Chapter 2: Knowing the Enemy

* Required Readings:
o SUSPENDED! The 2005 UAAP Scandal
o "We Must Come From/Hit Them From Behind"
o "What is Sports Science and Translation Management?"
o "How To Spell Correctly During Cheerdance Competition"
* Optional/Supplement ary Readings
o "No Cheering During Time Out"
o "Get that Ball! -- UE"
o "Why are there Two Birds in UAAP?"
o "Who let the (Bull)Dogs out?"
o "You Cannot Overcheer Us!"
o "NABRO: Equality or Social Injustice?"

Chapter 3: Pre-Game Rituals

* Required Readings
o "The Art of Lining Up"
o "Sketching Great and Creative Posters and Banners for
Your Favorite Players"
o "Scalpers and Where To Find Them"
o "Reserving Seats for Friends in Upper A and Upper B"
* Optional Readings
o "How to Jump From the Gen Ad to Upper B: A Step-By-Step
o "How to Jump From Upper B to Upper A: A Step-By-Step guide"

Chapter 4: Game Time

* Required Readings:
o "Developing Your Endurance"
o "The Psychology Behind Get That Ball"
o "Who are the Gang Green?"
o "Half-time is Game-Time"
o "Fly High" + "The Victory Song"

Chapter 5-A: When the Final Buzzer Beats (In case of Victory)

* Required Readings
o "The Song for Mary and the Proper Way to Sing It"
o "How to sing The Song For Mary and Still Look Cute for"
o "How To Argue with Sore Losers in PinoyExchange. com and"

Chapter 5-B: When the Final Buzzer Beats (In case of Defeat)

* Required Readings:
o "Win or Lose, It's The School We Choose: Deepening Your
Spirituality -- The Sesquicentennial Edition"
o "Contemplating on the Meaning of Life: An Introduction"
o "Surviving the Wrath of Fr. Adolfo Dacanay SJ"

Course Requirements

Written Long Test will assess your memorization of the tradition and
history of the Ateneo-La Salle rivalry. The test items consist of
Multiple Choice questions and an evaluation of True or False statements.

Oral Exam. The student will randomly draw two cheers from a lot. The
student must cheer/sing the cheers he picked. Afterwards, he must be
able to explain the significance of the cheer/song. He must also be
able to identify when these cheers/songs are used.

Practical Exam:. The student must line up for tickets. This is a pass
or fail exam. If the student is able to acquire a ticket, he
automatically gets an A. If he doesn't get any ticket, he must take
the Make-Up Test.

Make-up Test: Negotiating with Scalpers. Students who wish to pass
the first practical exam for the course but failed to do so must take
the Make-Up test. The student must locate a scalper within the
vicinity of Araneta Coliseum. This is not a pass or fail test. The
student's grade depends on how he was able to acquire a good ticket
with the lowest possible price. The better the ticket with lower
ticket price, the higher the grade.

Final Exam: Students are required to cheer during the game. The grade
depends on the voice quality and frequency of the cheering. The
Ateneo standard grading system will be applied. Therefore the passing
score for the Final Exam is 70%. Students who cannot stand up and
cheer 70% of the time automatically fail the exam.

Bonus points are given to students who are able to convince others to
cheer loudly, either through a well-articulated speech or forceful
coercion. Extra points are also awarded to fans who make creative
banners for their favorite players.

Written Long Test: 20%
Oral Exam: 20%
Practical Exam: 20%
Final Exam: 40%

Course Policies and Other Reminders

1. Plagiarism. Plagiarism is an extreme offense. Do not copy cheers
from other schools.
2. Cellphone Use. Using your cellphone to place in bets is illegal.
Do not get yourself into trouble.
3. Cuts. Once you are inside Araneta, you are not allowed to leave.
You must watch all four quarters. Win or lose, you are not allowed to
leave before the Song for Mary is sung. Doing so merits an automatic
W for the course.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Dethroning the Defending Champion

(Photo courtesy of

Dear Fellow Blue Eagles,

QUESTION: What can be better than seeing La Salle get dethroned?
ANSWER: Watching Ateneo do it, of course!

QUESTION: For us who cannot be in Araneta Center, what's the best way to enjoy the game?
ANSWER: With fellow Ateneans, of course, and ice-cold beer in hand!

We have a power-packed UAAP Finals, my friends! To gather and accommodate more Ateneans for this highly-charged championship, we need a larger place to watch the game. Benjie Lizada saw that Bakbak 2 has a wide screen (And he will surely attest that beer there is ice-cold!) so he arranged for an exclusive use of the place on Sunday, September 21, 2008 for Game 1 of the finals.

Papapasukin na tayo bago mag-alas kuwatro kahit 6pm pa talaga ang bukas nila.. Walang hininging minimum ang Bakbak! Pay as you get your drinks lang dahil wala pang mga waiter sa oras na iyon. P30 lang yata ang beer doon kaya mas maraming mabibili ang isandaan natin.

O, paano, pakisabihan na lang ang mga kaibigan, kaklase at kaeskuwela na pumunta sa Bakbak 2 ngayong Linggo. Alas-kuwatro ang laban pero pumuwesto na tayo nang maaga. Nga pala, pwedeng magdala ng mga tambol; hindi bawal doon! Btw, Bakbak is along F. Torres St., malapit sa Kasagingan. Maraming salamat!

One big fight!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

An Afternoon with Tutti



Click here to see Tutti's Album in Flickr

Please update from time to time as uploading is on going.

All Rights Reserved © 2008
Bong S. Eliab, Mayen Lozada & Abby Araullo
MC310 Class Davao City, Philippines
Date: 13 September 2008, 1:30-4:30 PM
Special thanks to Toffer Alegado.



Click here to see Tutti Album in Flickr

Please update from time to time as uploading is on going.

All Rights Reserved © 2008
Bong S. Eliab, Mayen Lozada & Abby Araullo
MC310 Class Davao City, Philippines

Thursday, September 11, 2008

MC310 Class: Sept 13, 2008

1:30 – 2:00 – Introduction about Make-Up; The Make-Up Kit

2:00-2:15 - Open Forum

2:15-2:45 - Make-Up Session (with two models)

2:45-3:30 - Indoor Photoshoot

3:30-4:15 - Outdoor Photoshoot

4:15-4:30 - Synthesis/ Preparation for Figure Studies (Nude) Photoshoot

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Casting Call: Wanted Models

(Photo courtesy of

For Photography Class (MC310)

Mass Communication Department
Ateneo de Davao University

Casting Call: Male or Female Model for Figure Study Photoshoot (no face)
Shoot Date: 20 September 2008
Shoot Time: 1:30 - 4:30 PM
Shoot will be supervised, private studio venue.

TFP or with payment.
Model must be over 18 years old.
With Model Release Form

Please send me a PM or email on or before 17 September 2008 or call (82) 221.2411 local 8253.

Invitation: Photographers and Models

I created a group for photographers and models in Davao City and beyond. This will be a group for posting casting calls, TFP sessions, photo shoots and other photography events. I moderate the group.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Strange Mind

To my 'selected' strange-minded friends:

Only great minds can read this This is weird, but interesting!

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Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.

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Protect your Cameras from Fungus

A Dry Cabinet is a storage cabinet that protects objects from problems caused by humidity. It has a built-in automatic dehumidifier that controls humidity on demand.

According to the manufacturer, fungus can grow on the surfaces inside your lens, provided that there is enough moisture. Over time, the fungus can etch into the surface of the glass, causing permanent damage to the lens performance. The etched spots in the lens glass alter the lens surface and characteristics, thus reducing performance significantly and contrast in particular. A fungal attack which hasn't altered the lens shape or etched into the glass, but only eaten away at the very thin outer lens anti-flare coating, is less damaging to the lens performance. Once the lens coating and surface are etched and damaged, removing the mold won't return the lens to its original performance levels. Fungus can be removed during a lens CLA (clean/lube/adjust), but the damaged and etched lens elements are costly to replace. Not every fungus spore will be removed even with the most thorough cleaning. Even if you sterilized the lens elements (not recommended), fungus spores would still be sucked into the lens during focusing and use.

Many people are warned against using leather lens carrying cases or bags as a potent source of fungal infection. But there are enough fungus spores in the air (often hundreds per cubic meter) that lenses are easily infected in general use. So since you can't get rid of fungus spores, you simply have to store your lens in a condition where fungus can't live or grow.

Varying levels of relative humidity can have an effect on lenses and other gear. It is generally recommended that still cameras, video cameras, lenses, microscopes, telescopes, negatives, tapes, videos, slides, microfilms, CDs, DVDs and art work be stored at 40-55% relative humidity.

Precise metal materials, electronics, pottery and porcelains, semiconductors, PC boards, various precise instruments, metallic musical instruments, clothes, leather, gold and silver and various treasured collections are best kept at 30-40% relative humidity.

Humibox uses T.E.Cooling refrigerated crystal which is a semiconductor crystal for absorbing the moisture of the cabinet’s interior air. Whenever the humidity of the cabinet is higher than the set RH% value, the cooling refrigerated crystal will start to refrigerate and condense the moisture until the humidity of the cabinet is down to the set RH% value. Once crystal stops working, it begins to defrost as well as evaporate the moisture out of the cabinet.

An Invitation


On the occasion of Ateneo de Davao University's celebration of its Jubilee Year, with the theme 60 Years of Excellence and Service, the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) will sponsor a year-long lecture series that features some of its illustrious alumni who are invited to speak on relevant topics in the context of their respective field of specialization, profession and advocacy.

On the 10th of September 2008 at 3:40 - 5:40 in the afternoon at F213 (2nd Floor Finster Hall), Bro. Karl Gaspar, CSsR, a noted development and social worker, anthropologist, writer and researcher, peace advocate and religious brother, will give his lecture on:

"Poverty Situations, Cultural Assetions and Faoth Traditions: Locating the Mindanao-Sulu Church in the Context of Asian Church's Ecclesiological Triple-Dialogue Thrust."

The Theology Division will co-sponsor this lecture with SAS. The invitation is extended to the academic community of Davao City, to RS/ RE and Theology teachers of different schools under the Davao Association of Colleges and Schools (DACS), parish social action councils, and advocates of inter-faith and inter-cultural dialogue, and other interested sectors.

For further information regarding the lecture series, please contact the School of Arts and Sciences or the Theology Division at (82) 221.2411 local 8325 or 8301 or email

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Aubrey Photo Set

Click here to view Aubrey Pascua Photo Set

Himaya Set

Click here to view Himaya Anyag Acaylar Album

Aliah in Black and White

Aliah in Black
Click here for Aliah in Black Album

Click here for Aliah in White Album

The Thank You Girls: A Forum

5 September 2008
3:40 o'clock in the afternoon
Mini-Auditorium, 1st Floor Gisbert Hall
Ateneo de Davao University
Jacinto St., Davao City

SAGAD (Samahan Advocacy for Gender and Development)
Office of the Secretary General, and Central Board (SAMAHAN)
Ateneo de Davao University

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

The Sunshine Collection



Click here to view Sunshine's Album

Model: Sunshine Espiritu
Make-Up Artist: Arnel Accion
Asst. Make-Up Artist: Gilbert Orit
Fashion/ Style Clothing: Kate's Room (Apple Chua)
Co-Sponsor: Coca-Cola Company and Blue Iguana

Monday, September 01, 2008

The Aliah Collection

Aliah Heitz

Click here to view Aliah's Album

Model: Aliah Heitz
Make-Up Artist: Arnel Accion
Asst. Make-Up Artist: Gilbert Orit
Fashion/ Style Clothing: Kate's Room (Apple Chua), 2nd Floor Gaisano Mall Davao
Special Thanks to: The Physical Plant Office, ADDU
Location: Ateneo de Davao University - Samal Campus