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The Ateneo Art Auction 2010

Bidding for Blue Chip Legacy and Dreams

For two years now, the Ateneo Alumni Association (AAA) has been at the forefront of raising funds for various social involvement concerns through the Ateneo Art Auction. The first auction in 2008 featured works from the masters such as Amorsolo, Malang and Anita Magsaysay-Ho to name a few and several from the most sought after contemporary artists like MM Yu and Bembol dela Cruz. The proceeds helped build several houses for the AAA GK Community in Payatas. In 2009, around 40 select pieces from almost 50 established (such as Ang Kiukok, Arturo Luz and Lao Lianben) and emerging artists (such as Ronald Ventura and Lynyrd Paras) were given to the highest bidders during the live auction. This allowed the Association to donate 1.2 million pesos to the Ateneo Scholarship Fund.

This year, we hope to raise more scholarship funds for deserving but financially disadvantaged students of the Ateneo de Manila University Loyola School of Humanities. The Auction will be held on Saturday, 2nd of October 2010 at the Finale Art File located at La Fuerza Compound, 2241 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City, with a preview starting Thursday 30th of September 2010.

We believe that this is an excellent opportunity to partner with us for a noble cause—to enable academically gifted but financially disadvantaged students to become future leaders in their respective fields.

Let the bidding begin!

To view the complete set of works for auction, visit www.ateneoartauction.com

This event is Co-presented by Bank of Singapore and sponsored by Pioneer Insurance, Young’s Paper Sales, Inc., Chateau 1771, Rene Barbier Wines, Smart Communications, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, with media partners ABSCBN, People Asia Magazine, The Philippine Star, Philippine Daily Inquirer, and Manila Bulletin.



Win P100,000 by being a Changemaker

The British Council in the Philippines and Starbucks Philippines is currently running a competition called “I am a Changemaker” which is a business plan competition for the best social enterprise idea.  We are giving away Php 100,000 each for winning proposals from Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and NCR.  The Php 100,000 is to be used as seed money for them to implement their ideas.  Our partner in this competition Starbucks Philippines will also give out an additional Php100,000 for the proposal that best exemplifies their Shared Planet Criteria.

The competition is targeted towards young people (16-28 years old) to get them more involved in their respective communities.  Aside from the cash prize we are also providing free social enterprise development training workshops courtesy of our partners Ateneo de Manila University and Social Enterprise Development Partnership Inc (SEDPI).  The finalists from around the country have already been selected and will be having their training session from the 26-28 of July at the Ateneo.

There will be a finals competition on 30 July at the Leong Hall of the Ateneo de Manila University where the competing finalists will give a short presentation of their proposal in front of an esteemed panel of judges.  The final judging will take the whole day to view all the presentations but the awarding ceremonies will be from 530PM-730PM. Father Nebres from the Ateneo and British Ambassador Lillie will be present give the awards.


The competition is a collaboration between the British Council in the Philippines and Starbucks Philippines. This is a culmination of a year’s search for social enterprise ideas from our Philippine youth and judging for the finals will be on Friday, July 30 at the Ateneo Leong Hall in the Ateneo Loyola Campus.

The finals are open to the public so feel free to invite anyone interested in social enterprise or at least the ideas of our youth in solving real problems in their community.


Speaker at De La Salle University LEAP (Lasallian Enrichment Alternative Program)

I spoke today at the De La Salle University, Lasallian Enrichment Alternative Program or LEAP.

LEAP is a one-day event that aims to holistically develop Lasallians by offering alternative classes which cater to their special interest.

In front of about 40 students, I discussed the topic of: “Personal Branding & Blogging.”

It was a lot of fun being back in a college / university. I never really realized how different I am today as compared to my college days.

The Lasallian Enrichment Alternative Program (LEAP) is an annual activity during the University Week. It is sponsored by the Council of Student Organizations (CSO) and its accredited organizations, Student Council (SC) and its college and batch assemblies, and some offices in the University.  This annual activity was approved by the Council of Deans in 2001, and has been supported by the university community since then. This year the LEAP is scheduled for Tuesday, February 16, 2010.  The LEAP activity is implemented as follows.

In lieu of regular classes for the Tuesday, February 16, undergraduate students will attend one seminar/workshop as an alternative class.  They can attend a morning session from 0900 to 1200 hrs. or an afternoon session from 1300 to 1600 hrs.  Students are expected to have pre-registered for their preferred class.  At the end of the session, students would be given certificates, which they would have to present to their teachers as proof of their attendance.  Students who fail to attend an alternative class will be marked absent in all their regular classes for that day.

Anyway, I’ll post more about what I talked about and how it went on a different blog post.

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