Arrupe Vols Facilitate Anticorruption Sessions in Theo Classes

In observance of the Atenista Ako! Maligdong month, a program under the Arrupe Office of Social Formation’s Communications & Advocacy Program (CAP), a select group of Arrupe volunteers facilitated the Ehem! Anticorruption Sensitivity Orientation Workshops to participating Theo 131 class (Christian Morality and Spirituality) commencing 23rd February until 3rd March. For this year’s conduct of the month-long Maligdong campaign, a total of 9 (nine) Theology classes under Mr. Lunar Fayloga, Mr. Ted Paredes and M. Isabel S. Actub participated in Arrupe’s campaign to promote the culture of integrity and good governance through the rollout of the Ehem! modules as presented in the Ehem! A Self-Check Manual for Combating Corruption published by the Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus.

The Ehem! modules use the web chart as a tool for analyzing corruption, within the pedagogical paradigm of the Pastoral Cycle (i.e., experience, analysis, reflection and action). In facilitating the workshops in these participating Theology classes, the Arrupe vols (who themselves went through workshop as part and parcel of their formation) underscored how corruption can be imbedded in a given culture, including the university environment as a learning center.  At the end of the three-hour workshop, the Theology students were then given a simple exercise by way of proposing personal measures on how to regain a life of integrity, as students, starting with the self—which then ultimately leads to greater social consciousness to combat corruption in a larger society.

For this year, the following Arrupe vols participated as part of the pool of Ehem! student facilitators, namely: Michelle Marie Ungab, Erika De Peralta, Lyneth Egonio, Jhana Lynne Ligue, Jennilyn Nacorda, Lorelee Anne Dahan, Kahlil Denise Alcomendras, Jesse Roy Alcaraz, Christylbert Neri, Reevens Aster Rizada, Elizah Adalin, Julie Ann Gawat, Brent Jimenez, Antoinette Limen, Jonamae Eusebio, Tryyam Rusiana, Sigrid Cubil, Johnmar Monato, Regina Guino, and Erika Pearl Java, coming from batches 40, 41, 42 and 43, respectively. (by Arrupe Communications & Advocacy)

Maligdong Month Launched

The Atenista Ako! Maligdong, a campaign that promotes integrity, was launched by the Arrupe Office of Social Formation at the Thibault Atrium on 2nd February 2015 during the activity period.

At the launching, the corps of Arrupe Vols put up a simple exhibit that featured a few noteworthy persons (mostly alumni of the Ateneo system of education) who are recognized as exemplars in their own respective profession and advocacy in the area of good governance, environment, arts and culture, education, peace, social entrepreneurship, and medicine.

For the next two weeks during the activity period, the Arrupe Vols will facilitate the showing of a video/film on good governance at the exhibit area, including an advocacy video clip filmed by an Arrupe Volunteer and Mass Communications student, Anju De Vera.  Later in the month, the Arrupe office will partner with some Theo 131 classes (Christian Morality & Spirituality) for the rollout of the module on Ehem! Anticorruption Sensitivity Workshop to be facilitated by selected Arrupe Vols. Continue reading

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

Ehem! Anticorruption Sensitivity Workshop for Arrupe Vols

Ehem! TarpaulinThe Arrupe Office of Social Formation through its Communications & Advocacy Program (CAP) conducted the Ehem! Anticorruption Sensitivity Orientation training/workshop to its corps of Arrupe Volunteers, batches 42 and 43 on 9th August 2014 at F-213.  This is an annual training/workshop which forms part of the social formation of Arrupe student volunteers. The Ehem! module constitutes one of the line-up of activities in observance of the Atenista Ako! Maligdong, Arrupe’s flagship program to promote the culture of integrity and good governance in the university.

The modules were handled by the following facilitators who are Ehem! trainors themselves namely, Arrupe director Ms. Lilibeth Arcena for the first module (Experience phase), CAP coordinator M. Isabel S. Actub for the second (Analysis phase); and two former Arrupe personnel Mr. Ian Clark Parcon, now technical assistant to the Academic Vice President (AVP) for the third (Reflection phase), and director of the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) Theresa S. Eliab for the fourth (Action/Praxis phase).

Inorder to mainstream the campaign for integrity and good governance among the university’s student leaders, the Ehem! module will also be given to the members of the Campus Club Organizations (CCO) on 20th September 2014. (By M. Isabel S. Actub, Arrupe Communications & Advocacy)