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At the Grand Rally

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Despite studying in Davao for 5 years, I have never met the Mayor in person.  When I knew there was a Grand Rally, I only thought it would be filled with Davaoeños, considering the day was also a holiday in celebration of the 79th Araw ng Davao City. Earlier yesterday, …

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Y2G forums boost youth’s part in nation-building

Led by AIESEC, the largest youth-run organization present in 124 countries, Youth-to-Government (Y2G) forums were held in different areas of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao last January. Fifty percent of Filipinos constitute the youth, which makes their number significant in the May 2016 elections. Y2G aims to encourage the Filipino youth …

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Losing, Winning

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  This article was first published in Atenews’ 2016 election issue. We know the cycle. Someone decides to run. Someone else runs. And another. And another. Then an issue about a candidate is brought up. Which will be followed by another candidate’s issue. Followed by another. And another. That’s just …

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Greenpeace holds #IAmHampasLupa in AdDU

#IAmHampasLupa, a regional forum on the role of the Filipino youth in shaping the country’s food and agriculture systems, was held at the Finster Auditorium of Ateneo de Davao University last Friday, Nov. 13. The Filipino youth in this campaign were challenged to redefine hampaslupa, often used as an offensive …

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Molding ‘men and women for others’

  Video presentation showcasing ASEP 2015 owned by the Ateneo de Davao University. “Only by being a man and woman for others does one become fully human.” – Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J. The heavens took no remorse. Storm clouds blanketed the once-blue skies of Compostela Valley province, drowning the lands …

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UAP Davao conducts Wall Mural Project

  In celebration of the World Day of Architecture, the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) Davao Chapter organized a Mural Painting Project at the Armed Forces of the Philippines Elementary School at Camp Panacan, Davao City last Oct. 3. The event was attended by about seventy students from Ateneo …

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ISFO holds ‘What Makes a Jesuit School Jesuit?’

In response to the Key Result Areas (KRA’s) of AdDU’s strategic planning, the Ignatian Spirituality and Formation Office (ISFO) held the “What makes a Jesuit school Jesuit” discussion last Oct. 2. The event, which was co-presented by the Arrupe Office of Social Formation (AOSF), Campus Ministry Office (CMO), and Basic …

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What Heneral Luna tells us

How Heneral Luna was extended to be shown in cinemas made us wonder what this was all about aside from another movie about a hero textbooks present objectively. We thought Filipinos in general already slipped to dreaming about predictable and misleading trend of local mainstream romantic movies these days. This …

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Indifference, Aylan, and Ateneans

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Human indifference. The latter word is defined by Merriam-Webster as a ‘lack of interest in or concern about something: an indifferent attitude or feeling’. When the body of the three-year old Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi was found ashore on a Turkish beach last week, Europe’s migrant crisis drew international outrage. …

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