“It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart that we announce our decision for the Ateneo de Zamboanga University Grand Alumni Homecoming activities not to take place this coming December. This is not only for the reason of avoiding the risk of widespread infection [of COVID-19] among our alumni but more importantly because this is a period of austerity. Many are seriously affected economically, and the sad reality is that the country is getting into a recession. Nevertheless, pending IATF COVID-19 guidelines, the Homecoming activities could be done hopefully next year during the Mid-year General Assembly.
Along with the rest of the global community, we pray for the end of this pandemic and that a vaccine may be available soonest. We call on all Ateneo de Zamboanga University Alumni to support and contribute in whatever way you can, to Project Connect of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University, in providing learning devices such as laptops to its beneficiaries which include student scholars and teachers.
Let us keep the Ateneo spirit burning in our hearts despite this difficult time.”
Pro Deo et Patria!