The official magazine of the Arrupe Office of Social Formation, “Pakiglambigit,” is expected to be released before the end of the month.  The term “pakiglambigit” is translated as involvement; in this context, it means active involvement in social issues.

Pakiglambigit is an annual magazine which the then Social Involvement Coordinating Office (SICO) has been using as a platform for communicating to the university its important activities for the school year.  It is has also become a mouthpiece for social conscientization where critical opinions, editorials, advocacy stance, and reflections from among its corps of student volunteers and personnel, as well as invited writers, are published. The magazine has been used mainly as the office’s conduit for communications prior to the advent of online/social media. Now, with Arrupe’s website (, as well as that of the university’s ( and, coupled with its access in social media (Facebook, Twitter), Pakiglambigit limits itself from publishing news articles—it only publishes features, opinion columns, reflections, among others.

A glimpse of the contents of this year’s Pakiglambigit are the following: The Arrupe Director’s Report by Lilibeth L. Arcena; The Bangsamoro and the Filipino Identity by Paolo C. Cansino (alumnus, Batch 40); Leadership and Risk-Taking: A Muslim Lens by guest writer, Datu Mussolini Lidasan of Al Qalam Institute for Islamic Identities and Dialogue in Southeast Asia; Compromised Comfort is Corruption by Peter Paul Paras (Batch 41); A Long Hard Look at Service-Learning as a Pedagogy by SLP coordinator, Ms. Eufemia Faller; Beyond the Name of Disaster by Jannabel Moya (alumnae, Batch 41); Charity and Kindness through a Looking Glass by Denise Alcomendras (Batch 42); Formative Learning Moments: A Formator’s Reflection by SSLP program officer, Ms. Janice Camañan; Interreligious Dialogue at the Heartland of Islam by Jubail Pasia (alumnae, Batch 40); My Service Learning Experience: Of Journey, of Desire, and of Povery by Daniel Dayao (alumnus, Honorary Arrupe Volunteer); NSTP-CWTS Community Partners: Collaborators in Social Formation by NSTP-CWTS program coordinator, Ms. Agnes Sagaral; Opening Doors by Johnmar T. Monato (Batch 43); and Basking in Cultural Dialogue: Up Close and Personal by Kristoffe Milano Abellera (Batch 42).

The Communications and Advocacy Program (CAP) welcomes contributions for next issue’s Pakiglambigit from Arrupe Vols, both current and alumni, faculty and staff of the university. It also welcomes contributions from external writers. (By Arrupe Communications & Advocacy)