Saturday, May 30, 2009

Sanggunian's Response to the Memos Released by Vice-President of the Loyola Schools

30 May 2009

Dr. Maria Assunta C. Cuyegkeng

Vice President, Loyola Schools

Ateneo de Manila University

Dear Dr. Cuyegkeng,

Greetings of Peace!

This past week, several memorandums have been issued regarding the measures of the Loyola Schools in addressing the Influenza A (H1N1) outbreak. Widely circulated are of the following subjects: from the office of the Associate Dean for Student Affairs is the procedural adjustment in terms of ID application, validation, and release; from your office are the notice for self-quarantine and the more prominent memo on the moratorium on student activities with an attendance of five hundred or more. As such, the Sanggunian ng mga Mag-Aaral wishes to raise the following statements and queries:

1) The Sanggunian ng mga Mag-aaral understands the urgency of the situation, thus the need for an immediate response that prioritizes the welfare of the students. However, the Sanggunian ng mga Mag-aaral wishes to inquire as to why student representatives from the Sanggunian were not consulted on this regard prior to the issuance of the memorandums at hand.

2) The Sanggunian ng mga Mag-aaral seeks the basis of the moratorium on Loyola School activities, particularly the prescribed minimum number of attendees for any given event set at 500. Being of primary relevance, will there be measures taken for the following venues that may house 500 students: Main cafeteria, Ateneo Student Residence Halls, Rizal Library, and the Covered Courts?

3) The Sanggunian ng mga Mag-aaral would also like to inquire if the June Sesquicentennial Kick-Off will still push through in light of our moratorium on major activities on campus.

4) The Sanggunian ng mga Mag-aaral, in seeking the welfare of the general studentry, wishes to ask if there will be extra precautionary measures taken inside the campus i.e. wearing of clinical masks, provision of additional soap and hand sanitizers, etc.

5) The Sanggunian ng mga Mag-Aaral seeks immediate consultation with your office regarding the postponed major student activities such the OrSem, school nights, and the Recruitment Week of the Council of Organizations for the purpose of concrete measures of adjustments, particularly the setting of new dates and further precautionary measures.

The Sanggunian ng mga Mag-aaral wishes to explore in further detail major measures undertaken by the administration that will affect the student body through proper discussion.

The Sanggunian ng mga Mag-aaral, representing the primary stakeholders of this university, is one with the administration in prioritizing the safety and welfare of the students. The Sanggunian ng mga Mag-aaral is thankful for the swift action undertaken by your office for the wellbeing of the students. We hope that the aforementioned queries, seeking clarification, will lead to a strengthened communal effort in taking steps to address this pressing matter. Furthermore, we also hope to strengthen our systems of communication to ensure an efficient response to similar concerns that may occur in the future.

The Sanggunian ng mga Mag-aaral hopes for an immediate response. Thank you and we look forward to your consideration.


Gregorio Ramon A. Tingson


Sanggunian ng mga Mag-aaral ng

Paaralang Loyola ng Ateneo de Manila

Leave of Absence of Gemmo George B. Fernandez

This is a notice to inform the Ateneo student body that Gemmo George B. Fernandez, SOSE Secretary-Treasurer, has informed us of his intention for a Leave of Absence (LOA) due to a event commitment in Dumaguete City. This letter was received via e-mail on May 28, 2009 by Katrina C. Morales and was then noted by Gregorio Ramon A. Tingson on the same night.

His LOA was effective last May 29, 2009 and will be until June 3, 2009. In this time, Carl Jensen C. Co, SOSE 4th Year Executive Officer will take his place.

Attached herewith is his letter.

May 28, 2009

Mr. Gregorio Tingson
Sanggunian ng mga Mag-aaral ng mga
Paaralang Loyola ng Ateneo de Manila

Dear Sir:

I, Gemmo George Bautista Fernandez, Secretary-Treasurer of the School of
Science and Engineering would like to announce my intention of a temporary
Leave of Absence due to my attendance at an event, effective May 29, 2009
until June 3, 2009. I will be attending a function at Dumaguete City on May 30,
2009 and will stay there until June 2, 2009.

Rest assured, I will still be fulfilling student council endeavors if there is immediate

Thank you very much.

Sincerely yours,
Gemmo Fernandez
School of Science and Engineering
Sanggunian ng mga Mag-aaral ng mga
Paaralang Loyola ng Ateneo de Manila

Approved by:
Lauren Michelle Santos
School of Science and Engineering
Sanggunian ng mga Mag-aaral ng mga
Paaralang Loyola ng Ateneo de Manila

Noted by:
Katrina C. Morales
Sanggunian ng mga Mag-aaral ng mga
Paaralang Loyola ng Ateneo de Manila

Sanggunian Calendar of Activities for S.Y. 2009-2010

View it Here:

Notice to All Incoming Sophomores Regarding NSTP

Hello Incoming Sophomores!!!

As we all know, we'll be having NSTP this coming school year.

We get to CHOOSE our own class and schedule (all on Saturdays, of course) when we enlist on JUNE 6.

we are so clueless about the

We want to make sure that
we enlist in the area and NSTP component of our interest.


Where can we get the information about the


We have it all HERE!

Just click on the attachments below and enjoy choosing!

For more information, please visit

*If there are any problems with the attachments, you may also check it out in:

If you have any OTHER questions that the websites may or may not have answered, FEEL FREE to ask Karen Vera, Gerald Marin, and Reg Guevarra.



*Reposted from:

Loyola Schools Academic Calendar for SY 2009-2010

View Online at:

Download PDF Version at:

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Student Assembly for CARPER on June 1 to 5, 2009

JUNE 1-5, 2009

Student Assembly at the

House of Representatives

Assembly at 12:30pm

at Gate 2.5 benches

To urge our congressmen to vote in favor of CARPER and social justice.


Contact RJ Smith at 09266894257 for details.

The ORSEM Committee's Official Statement on the Postponement of the Freshmen Orientation Seminar 2009

Date: May 26, 2009


To: The Loyola Schools Community

Subject: Effects of H1N1 Virus on the Freshmen Orientation Seminar


We are all aware of the current worldwide viral pandemic – Influenza A (H1N1) virus that has claimed the lives of many. With this in mind, the Vice President of the Loyola Schools has released a memo declaring a Moratorium on Large Gatherings (500 and more students).

As the Freshmen Orientation Seminar (ORSEM) qualifies as a large gathering with over 2000 freshmen and around 800 volunteers, we regret to inform you that the ORSEM originally scheduled on June 10, 11 & 13, 2009 will be postponed in compliance with the said memorandum. We would like to stress that the ORSEM this year will only be postponed and NOT CANCELLED. 

With regards to the new ORSEM dates, we will inform you of them as soon as we get the approval of the administration. To ensure the credibility of any further information or announcement, please wait for official statements from only the Loyola Schools administration or from us, the ORSEM Committee.

We hope that you view this predicament in a positive light, as the safety of the Loyola community is our primary concern. We would like you to know that we are making the necessary adjustments to provide our freshmen with not only the same, but rather a far more memorable ORSEM as we are challenged further with the current situation.

Rest assured that the H1N1 virus will not hinder or weaken our resolve in giving our freshmen the warmest and grandest welcoming experience as they start their college life in our beloved home, the Ateneo.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam!




Justin See                                                        Krizanne Ty

ORSEM Head 2009                                        ORSEM Deputy 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Memo on Changes in Student I.D. Application and Validation Procedures for 1st Semester, SY 09-10


FROM: Mr. Rene Salvador R. San Andres (Associate Dean for Student Affairs)

DATE: 26 May 2009


Please be advised that as part of safety precautions the University is taking against the possible spread of the Influenza A (H1N1) virus, there will be no “ADSA ID stop” during the first semester registration. Instead:

  1. Validation of previously released SY 09-10 IDs (issued during the summer) will be moved to the opening of classes on staggered dates: June 30 for Sophomores; July 1 for Juniors; July 2 for Seniors.
  2. For new ID applications, pictures and signatures on-file from the previous year will be used. Release of these new IDs will also be on staggered dates: June 15-17 for Freshmen; June 18-19 for Seniors; June 22-24 for Sophomores; June 25-26 for Juniors; June 22-26 for Graduate School and non-degree.
  3. New students (e.g., transferees) who do not have any pictures and/or signatures on file with the ADSA Office should email digital renderings of both to ph within 2 days of registration, with the following specifications:
  • The EMAIL should originate from your registered e-mail address in AISIS or with the ADGS/ADAA
  • The SUBJECT of the email should read: ID picture and signature for (ID#, LASTNAME FIRSTNAME) For example: ID picture and signature for 081234, REYES JOSE
  • The BODY of the email should indicate:

Student name (Last, First, MI);
Year and course;
OR# of Tuition Receipt and date of payment

  • The ATTACHMENTS should comply with the following guidelines:
For digital pictures:

File size: 60kb-100kb

Format: JPEG

Filename: ID number (e.g. 081234.jpg)

Picture specifications:


Plain white background

Taken from chest level upwards, with allowance above the head

Subject should face straightforward (no angled shots)

Formal pose (ample smiles; no frowns or funny faces)

For digital signatures:

File size: 6kb-40kb

Format: monochrome bitmap

Filename: ID number (e.g. 081234.bmp)

Suggested procedure:
Use a black sign pen or thin black pentel to render your official signature (no initials or drawings) on ¼ sheet of clean bond paper

Scan the paper and save as monochrome bitmap

If unable to save as monochrome bitmap, open with MS Paint and save as monochrome bitmap

Please be guided accordingly. For inquiries, please contact Ms. Joanne Serrano or Mr. Cholo Mallillin at loc 5021, 0920-9142372 or at ph.

Memo on Moratorium on Large Gatherings in the Loyola Schools

Loyola Schools VP's Memo on Moratorium on Large Gatherings

MEMO TO: The Loyola Schools Community
FROM: Ma. Assunta C. Cuyegkeng (Vice President for the Loyola Schools)

SUBJECT: Moratorium on Large Gatherings in the
Loyola Schools

As part of the
precautionary measures of the Loyola Schools against the Influenza A (H1N1) virus and in view of the actual H1N1 cases in the country, we are declaring a moratorium on large gatherings (i.e., beyond 500 participants) :

* Until 28 June 2009 for those involving members of the LS community only

* Until 12 July 2009 for those involving non-LS personnel (e.g.,parents,
conference participants)

Furthermore, we reiterate that each member of the LS community should comply with the guidelines and precautionary measures stated in the memo dated 25 May 2009 on the Precautions against the H1N1 virus.

We regret the inconvenience it may cause the organizers of these gatherings, but the health and safety of the LS community is our primary concern. Since we cannot fully control the attendance of people who may have been exposed to the virus or their observation of precautionary measures, it will be very difficult to manage the risk to large numbers of attendees in these gatherings.

We urge those concerned to make the needed adjustments in their schedules. Please let us know if we can assist you in any way.

Thank you very much for your cooperation.

Lupang Hinarang Red Carpet Screening

The Sanggunian is in need of volunteers to act as ushers during the event. If interested, please contact Gino Limcumpao at 09273460151.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memo on H1N1

25 May 2009

MEMO TO: The Loyola Schools Community

FROM : Ma. Assunta C. Cuyegkeng (Vice President)

SUBJECT: Precautions against H1N1

The Loyola Schools is taking precautionary measures to protect our students, faculty, and non-teaching staff from the Influenza A (H1N1) virus. As stated in a Department of Health advisory, the virus can be transmitted through "exposure to droplets from the cough and sneeze of the infected person". Thus, the responsibility of preventing virus transmission falls on the persons who may have been exposed to the virus as a result of their visit to countries with confirmed cases of H1N1.

In line with this, please be informed of the following guidelines:

1. Any member of the Loyola Schools community (including students and faculty under exchange programs) who have visited/arrived from countries[*] with confirmed cases of H1N1 virus should undergo voluntary self-quarantine and monitor themselves for possible signs and symptoms of the disease for the next ten(10) days after arrival.

2. Students will be asked to give their travel information when they log on to AISIS. Those who have to undergo voluntary self-quarantine should enlist online but final steps in registration can be done after the self-quarantine period. They will be excused from their classes up to ten calendar days after arrival in the Philippines. Resident students from the University Dormitory, Cervini Hall, and Eliazo Hall should check in only after the self-quarantine period. Upon their return from self-quarantine, students must show proof of arrival to the Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Failure to do will mean penalties for late registration and cuts for absences.

3. Faculty, administrators, and staff are asked to inform their respective departments and offices of their travel arrangements and show proof of arrival to their respective heads.

4. Anyone who gets sick following arrival (e.g., feeling unwell; developing cough, sore throat or high fever), the World Health Organization recommends the following:

a.. Stay at home and keep away from work, school or crowds.
b.. Rest and take plenty of fluids.
c.. Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing and, if using tissues, make sure you dispose of them carefully. Clean your hands immediately after with soap and water or cleanse them with an alcohol-based hand rub.
d.. If you do not have a tissue close by when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth as much as possible with the crook of your elbow.
e.. Use a mask to help you contain the spread of droplets when you are around others, but be sure to do so correctly.
f.. Inform family and friends about your illness and try to avoid contact with other people.
g.. If possible, contact a health professional before traveling to a health facility to discuss whether a medical examination is necessary.

The Department of Health also recommends that persons who get sick in the next ten days following their arrival in the country seek medical consult early, for prompt testing for Influenza A (H1N1). The designated referral center closest to the Ateneo is the Lung Center of the Philippines at Quezon Avenue (924-6101 & 924-0707). The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (809-7599) and the San Lazaro Hospital (732-3776 to 78) are also referral centers.

Although these precautionary measures may cause inconvenience, it is important to observe them so that our community may be protected from this threat.

Thank you very much for your cooperation.


[*] Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China (including Hong Kong), Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, and USA.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sanggunian Project Grant System

Committee on Finance and Data-gathering

Sanggunian Project Grant System

Guidelines and Procedures


The Sanggunian ng mga Mag-aaral ng mga Paaralang Loyola ng Ateneo de Manila, as the sole student government of the Loyola Schools, invites its constituent sectors, groups and organizations to participate in its own project grant system. The Sanggunian Project Grant System was born out of the reality that in pursuing the realization of the four pillars of the Sanggunian vision – Academic excellence, Cultural rootedness, Spiritual maturity, Social involvement – the Sanggunian must support student groups that respond to the same vision. The Sanggunian is empowered to provide financial support to such groups as stipulated by Article XVI, Section 6 of the Constitution of the Sanggunian.

Description and Background:

The Sanggunian Project Grant System will have two components: (1) vision-aligned grants; and (2) special advocacy grants. This School Year, the special advocacy of the Sanggunian will be one of its flagship projects, the Ateneo Task Force 2010. This is in recognition of the emergent need for more student involvement and the critical role of the youth in the upcoming National Elections on May 2010.


The project must he implemented within the time frame of August 2009 to February 2010.

For vision-aligned grant program:

Deadline of proposals: June 12, 2009

Release of list of grantees: June 26, 2009

Deadline of project implementation: February 25, 2010

For special advocacy grant program:

No deadline of proposals but implementation must be before February 29, 2010

Release of decision - a week after submission of proposal

For the complete information regarding the Sanggunian Project Grant System, click HERE.


*Both files can be downloaded HERE.