This year’s thirty (30) ASEP participants are the following: From the corps of Arrupe volunteers Batch 44—Alvan King P. Abayon (AB Philo 2), Fiona Samanta M. Ajoc (BS EnviSci 2), Lynmark B. Altres (BS Acc 2), May Roselle Joyce Ang (BS Acc 3), Mariel E. Arro (BS Chem 2), Sunshine Marie A. Borrega (BS Acc 3), Jeson Paul B. Cabug-os (BS BM 3), John Rey N. Cañete (BS Acc 2), Mary Rose E. Catalbas (BS Bio 2), Mary Grace E. Chew (AB IS 2), Abegail Jaf B. Del Mar (AB SW 2), Lorraine B. Estor (BS EnviSci 2), Tricia Angelika B. Firman (BS Eng Educ 2), Jerome Vincent S. Ferraris (BS IE 2), Wilfredo A. Gabriento, Jr. (BS Ind Eng’g 2), Sheen Frederick M. Gatchalian (BC Acc 3), Derriza Giselle B. Laburada (BS Ind Eng’g 3), Edison Edgar B. Laure (BS Chem 2), Klein N. Magdaraog (BS Civ Eng’g 3), Ma. Tricia D. Marañon (AB Psych 2), Myka Julia T. Nuñez (BS Ind Eng’g 2), Neilizza May R. Salcedo (BS Ind Eng’g 3), Jaeson Leigh A. Ulangkaya (BS Acc 2), and Jessmar Viola (BS Mech Eng’g 3); from Batch 43—John Chin (BS IE 3), Michael Zachary Leyson (BS CS 3), who is the incoming SAMAHAN Central Board President, and Ella Marie Madoginog (BS Acc 4), the incoming Accountancy Representative. Other students leaders who will also be joining the Arrupe volunteers are the incoming SAMAHAN Secretary General Amara Abrina (BS IS 2), the Hosting Coordinator of the American Field Services (AFS) May Fiel Divino (AB Psych 2) and the Spiritual Concerns Committee chair of Sub-Dominant 7 Karlo Jade Alfaro (AB Philo 2).
The areas of deployment are in Sitio San Vicente of Brgy. Poblacion in Cabanglasan, Brgy. Zamboanguita proper, Brgy. St. Peter, and Sitio Bendum in Brgy. Busdi. The names of participating foster families are the following: Ricky Andrade, Nida R. Basoy, Nora Pizaña, and Nelio C. Velas of San Vicente; Rizalie S. Aclub, Silvenia E. Halang, and Pacita Halasan of Zamboanguita; Rubencio Organiza of St. Peter; and, Alberto Limbaga, Saturnino Limbago, and Annaliza Tiongson of Bendum.
The ASEP design is divided into three phases. The pre-exposure/immersion (first phase) will begin on 30 March at Manresa-by-the-Sea in Talomo. Participants are expected to attend this one-day orientation as this will set the tone for the actual exposure (second phase) on 31 March until 6 April. A post-exposure reflection/processing (third phase) is set from 7 to April 8, ending with a commissioning ritual and a special Thanksgiving Mass. As in previous years, the duration of this summer’s ASEP coincides with the observance of the Holy Week.
The ASEP started thirty-three years ago (1982) and was considered as the brainchild of the then dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, Fr. Gorgonio Esguerra, SJ. Through the years, the ASEP has evolved in terms of its design, structure, duration and even the location of identified exposure areas, however, its overall objective and thrust—in function of providing a concrete venue for social formation for student leaders—has remained the same. (By Arrupe Communications & Advocacy)