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Employees enjoy a day of kumustahan

am staying for good.”



Jose T Bacatan Library


The Human Resource Administration
and Development Office gathered the new members of the Ateneo de Zamboanga
University community for a day of Kumustahan
on January 14, 2017 at the Nuevo Zamboanga Laboratory Hotel in Pasobolong,
Zamboanga City.

Participants of the activity were
the ones who attended the Orientation of New Faculty and Staff held last June

As part of the “kumustahan”
process, the participants recalled their moments of enthusiasm, joys, frustrations,
and disillusionments in their work. But despite having to face challenging
moments in their areas of assignment, they all expressed a sense of fulfillment
through participation in growth sessions, affirmation from their peers,
friendships they have made with their colleagues, and achievements of their

Assistant to the President for
Formation Fr Wilfredo Samson SJ, anchored the sessions and processed the experiences
shared by the participants.

Rosie Hong of the Junior High
School, Conrado Balatbat of the Admissions and Aid Office, and Roniel Soriano
of the Grade School were invited to talk about their own workplace experiences.
All three resonated that the years they have spent in the Ateneo taught them
lessons and made them better persons in the process. Hong is currently a
consultant at the junior high school for curriculum instruction and assessment
while Balatbat is a full-time contractual employee as the director for
Admissions and Aid Office. Both are retirees after having served the Ateneo for
41 and 38 years respectively. Soriano on the other hand has been with AdZU for
almost 4 years. Currently, he teaches Science and MAPE subjects in the Grade