Arrupe to Release Pakiglambigit Before Sept. Ends

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)

Student Club Heads & Reps Undergo Anticorruption Training

IMG_7137 IMG_6768 IMG_6752 IMG_7067 IMG_6846 IMG_7074 IMG_7059 IMG_6881The presidents (and representatives) of the different campus clubs in the tertiary level underwent an anticorruption training/workshop conducted by the Arrupe Office of Social Formation on 20th September 2014 at F-705A.  Close to thirty (30) student leaders representing the different student groups comprising the Campus Club Organization (CCO) responded to Arrupe’s invitation for a whole-day workshop on anticorruption. The training/workshop employed the modules of the Ehem! Anticorruption Sensitivity Manual, an anticorruption self-check manual created by the Ehem! national core team.

The Ehem! is an anticorruption cultural campaign which primarily aims to make the participants seriously bothered by corruption and be more actively involved in combatting it. The Ehem! Anticorruption Movement was started by the Society of Jesus in 2001, particularly by a group of young Jesuits and lay collaborators.  Providing an impetus for the birth of the Ehem! movement was the Committee on Evangelization and Culture of the Society of Jesus, chaired by the then president of Ateneo de Naga University (ADNU), Fr. Joel E. Tabora, SJ. Since its inception and eventual implementation in 2001-2002, the Ehem! has been adapted as one of the social conscientization platforms of the Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) in promoting the culture of integrity and good governance among its studentry. Continue reading

ADDU Granted FPIC for T’boli Ethno Research

IMG_0985 IMG_098910389597_10204656329468939_4374711253958434441_n 10658795_10204656772160006_695621100138765311_o The Ateneo de Davao University’s (ADDU) Indigenous Peoples Education Project in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato (SoCot) officially kicked off with the signing of the community-solicited Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) for the conduct of an ethnographic research, the T’boli Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Practices (IKSP). This research is essential because this forms the foundation in developing a culturally responsive T’boli Senior High School curriculum.

The signing of the FPIC took place on 13th September 2014 at El Galong Resort in Lake Sebu, during the second community consultation facilitated by the representatives of the National Commission on the Indigenous Peoples (NCIP). It was a well-attended assembly with representations coming from 18 (out of 19) barangays in the Municipality of Lake Sebu. Among those who graced the occasion were the Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative (IPMR) from each barangay, representatives from the youth, women and education sectors, the Municipal Tribal Council (MTC) headed by Datu Benito Blonto, and the ADDU indigenous peoples (IP) education team composed of Ms. Donnabelle Celebrado and Ms. Marlouzel Mabunga of the Anthropology Department, Ms. Eufemia A. Faller of the School of Education (SoE), and Mr. Romulo Vinci Bueza with Mr. Bernie Jereza, of the Office of the President. Continue reading

Arrupe Facilitates SLP Prep for Eng’g & Arch

After the implementation of a collaborative immersion program (“Pagtataya”) with ten (10) Theo 141 classes of the Theology Department for the whole month of August 2014, the Service Learning Program (SLP) of the Arrupe Office of Social Formation currently facilitates the preparation of service-learning initiatives of other departments, namely Industrial Engineering, Computer Engineering and Architecture, of the School of Engineering and Architecture (SEA).

The Arrupe Office, through its SLP coordinator Ms. Eufemia A. Faller and program officer Mr. Marcelino Severino III, now prepares different concept papers that will tailor fit the serving-learning designs of each of these participating departments. Arrupe’s modified SLP integrates the framework of the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm (IPP) inorder to retain and promote its Jesuit flavor of service-learning.

Concurrently, the Arrupe Office has been conducting community visits to prepare identified communities for possible partnership in these service-learning projects. One of the things that the program also plans to implement is to invite possible faculty volunteers who will be able to assist the program in the supervision of these SLP projects in different areas. In the recently concluded Theo 141 immersion, some faculty volunteers were tapped inorder to accompany student immerses in their respective area assignments.  It is hoped that this practice will continue to be employed in the conduct of SLPs among participating departments.

Orientation sessions for student participants are being implemented at present.  Meanwhile, preparations are ongoing to craft social analysis and reflection modules which the Arrupe Office will use in processing the students’ experience after SLP.  (By Eufemia A. Faller, Service Learning Program, Arrupe Office of Social Formation)