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Creation of University Formation Council

30 June 2016



In the University Strategic Planning Conference held last May, Formation resounded as a major strategic thrust for the University. Indeed, as members of a Jesuit academic community, we are all formators and culture-bearers.


Thus, we affirm this aspect of our mission as equally important as academic and social development.  We see as essential, the need to consolidate and strengthen our formation programs, policies and processes in the University. We see as expedient, the unequivocal articulation of our Jesuit character and Ignatian mission, especially in the light of the challenges of multi-identity, diversity, historical healing and the youth.


Corollary to this, I have constituted the University Formation Council which will work towards achieving this central strategic thrust. It is composed of the following:


CONVENOR:  Fr Wilfredo M Samson, SJ – Assistant for Formation and College Chaplain



Fr Arnel ‘Atong’ T Ong, SJ – Basic Education (GS, JHS) Chaplain

Fr Francisco ‘Koko’ Parilla SJ – Senior High School Chaplain and Assistant College Chaplain

Ms Elena B Segurigan – GS Assistant Principal for Formation

Mr Honey Rod T Alfaro – JHS Assistant Principal for Formation/ JHS Campus Ministry Director

Ms Raissa M Ponce – SHS Assistant Principal

Dr Robert V Panaguiton Dean, the School, Liberal Arts

Mr Marlone M Araneta Chair, Philosophy Department

Mr Joseph A Climaco – Chair, Religious Studies Department

Ms Virginia Q Dela Cruz – Chair, GS Religion Department

Br Lloyd V Sabio – Chair, JHS Religion Department

Ms Christine V Calunod – Director, Office Student Affairs

Ms Lucia M Macrohon – Director, SHS Office of Student Services

Ms Rossini T Gregorio – Director, GS Campus Ministry

Ms Judith Joy V Tugade – Director, College Campus Ministry

Ms Ma Pilar M De Guzman – Director, GS Guidance Office

Ms Amy C Valmonte – Director, JHS Guidance Office

Ms Norma A Baluca – Director, Guidance and Counseling Office

Mr Dennis G Falcasantos – Acting Director, Alumni Relations Office

Ms Sheirhana A Salialam – JHS Social Action Coordinator

Ms Raquel A Salvacion – Director, Social Awareness and Community Service Involvement Office

Mr Roque S Morales – Coordinator for Muslim Affairs

Mr Roniel Y Soriano – GS Athletics Coordinator

Mr Erwin G Pelayo – JHS Athletics Coordinator

Mr Rommel A Cuaresma – College Athletics Coordinator



The work of the Council shall, ultimately, define our unique institutional character as Ateneo de Zamboanga University; one that shall edify all our efforts in the service of our University’s mission.


I thank the Council members for their generosity and availability for this vital task.  I ask the University Community for prayers and support.




University President


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