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Deadline for Reflections on Lecture Series, DuLaSalle, etc is August 30, 2013

Minimum 2 pages, double-spaced.  First part summarizes proceedings and/or lectures, 2nd part contains your reaction.  Do not forget to scan/upload/attach ticket for the event or events you attended.


Dr. Jeane



Some Announcements: Regular Classes on Monday, August 26 and Appeal for Help

My dear students,

I hope this finds you safe and well.  By now you’ve known of the adjustments done to our 1st Term Schedule after the crazy days we all are experiencing right now.  There will be classes on Monday for INTFILO EJ and EM.  Bummer, I know.  However, life goes on and we need to keep moving!  In fact, before my class at 1120 AM on Monday, I will be joining other La Sallians (and thousands of concerned Filipinos) for a march to Luneta to demand for the abolition of the Pork barrel also known euphemistically as Priority Development Assistance Fund, which is graft-ridden and one of the sources of corruption in our government.  If you don’t have classes before 1120 AM , please join us at the Henry Sy Lobby at 730 AM.  Wear white!  At 8AM, we will march to Luneta.  We can stay there until 10-1030 AM.

On a related note, COSCA is appealing for our help to assist those who have been displaced by floods.  This is an urgent cry for help as only about 300 families were assisted by our community and we aim to help at least 10,019 more.  Relief operations are still on-going at the Yuchengco Lobby.

Thank you for kind attention.

all the best,

Dr. Jeane




August 22, 2013

At this extraordinary time in our nation’s life, we Lasallians hear again the call to renew our commitment to good governance. As one Lasallian Family, let us participate in the efforts to ensure that the government will be transparent, accountable, honest and principled in the use of our nation’s resources. We invite all to join the mass action calling for transparency and accountability in the use of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF)/Pork Barrel on 26 August 2013, Monday at the Luneta (Km 0, Carabao).

Assembly Time: 7:30 am
Assembly Point: De La Salle University (Taft Campus) at the Cory Aquino Democratic Space – Ground Floor of the Henry Sy, Sr. Hall.
Attire: White shirts and green armbands/ribbons.
We will walk as one towards Luneta at 8:00am. Facilitators will be identified by the Lasallian Justice and Peace Commission (LJPC) of De La Salle Philippines to lead the teach-ins on the nature and use of the PDAF/Pork Barrel allotted to our lawmakers. It is our hope that our action as a Lasallian family will lead to a deeper commitment to our nation’s good and be based on an educated understanding of the deeper issues involved.

We also ask our schools in Visayas and Mindanao to join mass action in your cities as there are also groups who are calling for similar mobilization in major cities/towns outside of Metro Manila.

You are advised to coordinate with Mr. Gladstone Cuarteros of LJPC at +63 917 843 9468 or regarding the participation of your community.

Let us proudly proclaim our being Filipino by seeking to lift our people into their better selves.

Featured Post: Angie Lou Padernilla of A51 on the MCAD Experience

I guess it takes an artist to appreciate the whole experience fully!

An Artist’s Point of View

The Mcad Experience #Mcadmanila


(First Part)

If I show you this picture, what will you see?


(photo taken in google general search for percy jackson chibi)

Some people will say that it is a cute chibi doodle, some people might not know what it is, and some people will recognize them immediately and say those are Leo, Annabeth, Percy, Jason, Piper, Frank, and Hazel. What is the difference between the people who know that it was Uncle Rick’s famous characters and the people who are clueless about it? I’d say it’s the experience itself. There is a big difference to those who had read Percy’s adventures and those who haven’t known that it exists. In another perception, those who are more realistic don’t even want to believe that the artist of this drawing is based on Uncle Ricks novel because it was just a drawing of chibis and being more realistic, they wanted to look at models who are perfectly fit in the characters own physical description.

 For more, check out’s Angie’s blog:

No Classes on August 20: Please Be Safe and Dry

No Classes on August 20:  Please Be Safe and Dry

Kenneth Aballa is in his element here and I can’t be happier:) MCAD Experience

Futuristic Fragments



1. What is it “to see”?

A. To see is taking in as much of something using your sense of sight. It is apprehending a subject by noticing every detail it presents. Like for example, seeing your new friend. You slowly notice every detail she has. Her hair, her eyes, her nose and even her imperfections. ‘To see’ can be very objective especially if you have seen something for the first time. It can also be subjective once you have seen the other side of an image. What we see is usually just for us. I mean, we all have different perspectives. Sometimes, what you see may not be what others see. Like, others may see a plain photograph but in your eyes it is a very special art. Bottomline is, we all cannot see the same things.

For more, check out Kenneth’s blog:

Excellent Work, Janine Go!

I am a sucker for well-written, thoughtful reflection and Janine’s work makes reading a delight.

For me, seeing or perception is an experience and account of reality, of knowing your existence. Each time we see or perceive something, we know that we are there, that we can sense and feel it.


When I first entered the museum, what struck me was the plainness, quietness, and emptiness of the place in contrast to the noise and busyness outside the halls as students enter the gates. The place somewhat resembles a mausoleum, empty warehouse, hospital. It almost brought about the distinct smell of a hospital or the smell of a place which have been vacant and unattended for so long. It also feels a bit cold due to the ambience of the place. There were no colors, no furnitures, aside from a few chairs in the corner and the artworks on the walls. It immediately sets a tone of sadness just by the space and the lack of colors. The walls, chairs, and almost everything in the museum was white. The whole place is constructed with tall, white pillars, and seemingly long hallways. If I didn’t know any better, I’d think that I had gone to heaven and God is showing me my life experiences through the artworks on the walls.

For more, head over to Janine’s blog:

Sheena Better of EM writes a beautiful reflection: MCAD Experience

Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces


Journal Entry no. 3

the ravenous misconceptions created by harsh mouths


“We only see the things we want to see when we’re ready to see them.”

Having to see something is not just a wonderful thing to have but also is a proof that we humans are very special creatures that ever existed to have the exciting sense of virally having the chance to see beyond what is out there and to be able to extend the complexities of our senses to be able to not just witness but to also feel, taste, hear or even smell it. And profoundly this ability has allowed us to perceive, as beings that have different perspectives, it’s completely inevitable to treat and understand the complications or the beauties of a certain phenomena differently since it’s in our nature as humans to take things subjectively as based on how we tend to read the conveyed meanings embedded with these certain phenomena. Seeing is something that doesn’t just allow us to connect with the phenomena that we’re witnessing but it creates a bond on our mind that allows us understand why that phenomena is happening, but blatantly, as humans there will always be this blind spot – not literally, that hinders us from seeing what we really must see.
For more, head over to Sheena’s blog:

Beautiful reflection, Marina Katigbak of EJ

I love it for its thoroughness and deep insights!

The Breakthrough (Journal Entry #3)

(First part)

Define “To See” or “Seeing” or “Perception”

For me, “to see” is to be able to use not only the sense of sight but alerting and using the other senses as well to grasp the situation in order to tell if it’s real or just mere imagination.  Like the expression, “to see it is to believe” I think the person must immerse himself/herself in order to actually conceptualize the situation and to judge it as an actual object or event happening and existing in the world. A person must be able to see all sides of the picture or the idea in order for them to consider it as a phenomenon.


for more, check out Marina’s complete entry at


Excellent as Usual, Dwayne!

Now that the Big Lecture is over, I am so stoked to read your assignment:)  I can’t think of anything better to do than read you work:)  For starters, let me start with Dwayne Acosta’s essay:

“Truth at It’s simplicity”

When I was a kid I used to be fascinated with “Magic”, a couple of coins disappearing before my very eyes, doves instantly popping out and even playing cards flying towards me suddenly revealing the card I chose. What I thought was that these people were capable of doing amazing works of the impossible, but like everyone else, we begin to question its credibility, many say that this is the very first state of our human nature, that is, to doubt. Because sometimes what we see may not be exactly what it seems. A perfect example would be an illusion; it is an act intended to fool its target, as simple as giving off the wrong idea. Which is why I strongly believe in the saying “ There’s more to it than it meets the eye”, that there is more to everything that we have ever encountered.

For more, head over to Dwayne’s Blog:

No Classes Today, August 12, 2013

Dear students concerned,

Due to heavy rains in Cavite, and also in anticipation of the Big Lectures for Friday, we will not have INTFILO classes today.  I will meet you on Wednesday.  Please inform your classmates about this announcement.

Be guided.

Thank you.