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Mga Nilalaman 1

Supplementary Note Regarding Induction

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Mensahe ng mga Tagapamagitan

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Mensahe ng Executive Board

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An Induction Essay

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Inductees 2012

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Dasal Pagtataya

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Responsibilities of an Inducted Member

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Patnubay


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Induction is a ceremonial declaration of

membership which formally signifies commitment to and through God, made in the presence and with the support of the AtSCA community. It is an affirmation of a prior orientation to the ideals of authentic Filipino Christianity: love of God and neighbor through a deep and meaningful prayer life, service for others, and a responsive pursuit of truth in societal realities. It is also a promise to a future orientation: commitment to come to an even closer relationship with God, to continue responsively discerning His will, and to pursue always a greater service for others.

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AtSCA Community We entered AtSCA from different backgrounds, be it where we came from, our courses, our ideals in life - even different reasons for joining. But something led us to sign up during Recruitment Week, something led us to come to our interview schedules, something led us to write that essay. I suppose looking back, entering was the "easy" part; staying was a lot difficult. But for each and every time I try to recall the moments where I was thinking of making AtSCA my secondary organization, I would remember the faces of the people who have given me a great time, who have made me happy, who have shared themselves to make me grow as a person. In all my life, I found what it meant to have a real community in AtSCA. And so, remember the faces; with a great community (at least for me), it helped me be more enthusiastic with the activities of the organization, which leads me to the next point... Ideals of Authentic Filipino Christianity It's further expounded on the Constitutional definition, but it's basically the three pillars of formation: Ignatian Spirituality, Area Apostolate and Social Awareness. We may have entered AtSCA not knowing what these are (or we may have stayed in AtSCA for a long time before we memorized them), but as someone discerning for induction, one must not only know them by name, but by heart. It is to be an active Christian in the role of social activism, and in order to be like this (or if you want be like this), various activities in AtSCA open avenues for you to see the Hand of God in your life, in the people you meet and in the ideals you live by. And so as we progress through the year/s in AtSCA, we slowly see that what we believe in, what we do, what we fight for is true, is meaningful. Because of that... Commitment to and through God for a Future Orientation We decide to commit what we believe in, what we do and what we fight for. One thing I realized (or rather, what my predecessor made me realize) was that AtSCA is not going to be your world, nor mine, nor anybody else's. Someday you will graduate and set out into the world, or rather, you "go down from the hill". And we are left with another world - a world we call reality. We no longer have the comforts of having constant prayer sessions with a community, no long structured area insertions, no longer a safeguarded rally just outside the Gates of 2.5. And so, as we venture out into this world, somethings we have seen as truth must remain as truth because they are good and help build God's Kingdom on Earth. Through committing to these ideals can they become a reality in the world beyond the walls of Ateneo. But it is not just a commitment to ourselves, but a commitment to God, the One we love so dear. And it is also a commitment through God, i.e. an active commitment with the Grace of God, that no matter where we are, His Grace will touch us to hold dear to our promises.

A supplementary note regarding Induction By Wences Mijares AtSCA President „11-â€&#x;12

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Mensahe ng mga Tagapamagitan

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yon sa agham, ang induction ay "the process by which an electrical conductor becomes electrified when near a charged body, by which a magnetizable body becomes magnetized when in a magnetic field or in the magnetic flux set up by a magnetomotive force, or by which an electromotive force is produced in a circuit by varying the magnetic field linked with the circuit." Sa madaling salita, nahahawa dahil lumalapit. Bagaman ibig sabihin din ng induction ang pakikisapi sa komunidad ng mga inducted, sa palagay ko makatutulong din ang imahe ng paghawa dahil sa paglapit. Sa pagiging inducted member ng Ateneo Student Catholic Action, napapalapit tayo sa kapwa nating AtSCAn, at nahahawa sa Kristiyanong pagtataya ng buhay. Mas mahalaga, sana'y napapalapit din tayo kay Kristo at nahahawa sa Kanya, upang mamuhay, kumilos, at umibig nang tulad Niya. Maraming salamat sa inyong pagtataya! Nawa'y tuluyan kayong mapalapit at mahawa kay Kristong ating huwaran at hantungan.

Sir Roy Tolentino Business Moderator

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Mensahe ng mga Tagapamagitan

Mensahe ng mga Tagapamagitan Ika-27 ng Enero, 2012

Sa mga minamahal kong Inductees, Maligayang bati sa inyong lahat! Sa kuwento ng pag-ibig, nariyan ang mangingibig at ang iniibig. Ang Diyos bilang ating mangingibig ay ang Siyang pinagmumulan ng pag-ibig. Walang-sawa ang Kanyang pagmamahal. Parati Siyang nag-aanyaya sa atin na magmahal din. Nililigawan Niya tayo. Inaasam-asam Niya ang ating matamis na ‗Oo‘. Sa taong ito, nililigawan Niya ulit kayo na magmahal at magtaya. At kayo sasagot sa Kanya. Sa harap Niya at ng komunidad ng AtSCA , kayo‘y magtatapat ng pag -ibig sa Kanya. Maraming salamat sa pagtugon sa tawag ng pagmamahal. Lubos akong humahanga sa inyong tapang ng loob at katatagan ng pananampalataya sa pamamagitan ng pagtanggap ng hamon upang magtaya. Alalahanin niyong may kasama kayo sa paglalakbay na ito. Nandito lang kami kasama ang buong komunidad ng AtSCA. Harinawa‘y mananatili kayo sa pag-ibig ng Diyos at hayaan niyo lang na lunurin kayo ng Kanyang pagmamahal.

Nagmamahal at nananalangin,

Bryan O. Arevalo, SJ Spiritual Moderator

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Mensahe ng Pangulo ng AtSCA My dear AtSCAns, Today marks what many of you might call a Marriage or a Baptism. Yes, these are rights of passages signifying a beginning of a new chapter in your lives. Cherish this day for it commemorates your formation as an AtSCAn, and as a Filipino Christian leader. The road will be long and dark... and painful. Many times you will be challenged. Many times you will be disturbed. Even more you will be lost. But remembered that the One who suffered for you, the One who suffered with you and the who will suffer with you. Remember that God is a God that loves and a God that endures, and a God that hopes. No matter how bleak your future is, remember you have faith, hope and love for God. Remember that we are also with you in your growth as a community who shares your passion for Growth and Service. We share your vision in building God's Kingdom. We share in the mission of being there for one another as brothers and sisters in Christ. Congratulations Inductees and may God bless you all. Patuloy lang, dahil, kahit, para. :)

Nagmamahal,

Wences

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Mensahe ng Executve Board

“Spontaneous Combustion” Johanne Arceo, Membership Coordinator With all these reflections coming in like tides of wave at the onset of the Induction season, I resorted to asking myself about the commitment I made when I got myself inducted a couple of years ago. I asked myself, ―Who am I to choose Induction for myself, after all?‖ The question suddenly retold me the myth about Prometheus, who gave Fire to the world. Fire is something that is uncontrollable, dangerous, and if not handled properly could yield to mass destruction. And yet, Fire has remarked the beginning of an unspoken civilization, a passage for the dark years of the barbarian to find warmth, food, and enlightenment. Fire has long been the main icon in symbols like the torch for wisdom, or the Olympics connoting the first Athenian marathon. And yet, fire has been closely related to the deep fiery pits of hell, defining eternal tormentation and punishment. Suggestively, I liken the self to Fire. With something so great waiting to be unlocked and let loose full potential, the Fire of self becomes an entity of its own. It has been unknowingly there inside all of us, trying to find a master for a direction to follow. Having been unnoticed and unnourished for a long time, it grows stubborn and uncontrollable --- and often refuses to gain restriction and confinement. This makes it hard for us to grasp it, much more to lead it; and often times we wouldn‘t even notice that we are burning ourselves out with wild fire. The self, with its worldly nature, may be paralleled with the dangerous nature of fire. It could easily spread and cause harm if it is just left lying around with no one putting it on the tip of a torch, aiming to light up a path with a direction.

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The ―self‖ doesn‘t work alone; it needs something to brace itself from doing harm and growing uncontrollably. This is where the wisdom of Character and Principles comes in to play. Just like how early races emerged into a new civilization using a tiny spark of fire, human wisdom has the ability to make something great out of our ordinary abilities by using a strong fist of character and principles to work it up. It takes a large dose of discipline and mastery of the self to be able to control such huge entity and to what purpose one would yield it to. Often times, character and principle are not enough to make the most out of the fire that we contain. It also takes a right Heart to be able to multiply it; by aiming it towards other people, and in effect giving them the benefits of the warmth and light of one‘s Fire. These three, I think, are the sole foundations of the strong civilizations that emerged with Prometheus‘ gift to the world. But of course, these are only idealistic notions of modern day living, and the virginity of the Fire isn‘t that free from other strings anymore. Like how the wind can hasten the spreading of fire into a frenzy, outward forces could also sway the self from its directed goal. Acting on its worldly nature, it is easy for distractions and procrastination to win over the control of the self... and it is often so convenient for us that we even make up excuses to give into it. It is no longer enough to rely merely on ourselves and our whims for guidance, and we are definitely not to chastise ourselves with wire braces. This is where the help from other people --- who in one way or another has managed to touch the fire of our lives because of genuine concern -- come in to play. We rely to them in trying times; when we need harnessing and are too blinded by the mess made by our mistakes. It takes the help of people who shares the same character, principle and heart with you to help you direct your path, and thus the need to surround yourself with such. A strong helping hand could compensate for the weak resistance to distractions.

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Spontaneous Combustion

Just like how the fire could yield to something useful or harmful, the self has the capability to make something good or bad out of its Godgiven sparks. But whatever comes out of it, it nevertheless affects its surrounding environment and how it extends to the community, posing a moral obligation to the one who owns it. And this is probably how I would answer my initial question. I choose Induction because of the fire I have in me, and because I want it to be directed towards a purpose.

Last night I was planning to compose a list of New Year's resolutions, having this funny mix of guilt-trips and hormones going on inside of me. It progressed to about 5 intermediate pads in length, but then it got pointless. If I really actually attempted to think about writing down everything that needed to be changed about myself, the whole volume of Britannica encyclopedia would pale in comparison to its length. I threw the list to the bin, and lit a candle instead.

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Mensahe ng Area Coordinator Likas sa tao ang bumaling sa Diyos. Sa kahit anong paraan man ng pagbaling na ito, sa kahit anong uri ng pagnanasa at paghahangad, naroon ang Diyos. Mahirap man hanapin at makapiling ang isang Diyos na parating nakahihigit sa ating kaalaman at pagnanasa, nasa ating pananampalataya ang maniwala ng buong kagalakan na totoo nga, naroon ang Diyos sa pinakamalalim nating mga kagustuhan. Lubos kong kinagagalak at kinasisiyahan ang bagong batch ng inductees para sa taong ito; mabigat at marahas ang daan na inyong tinahak, ngunit sa kabila nitong lahat, may nahanap kayo na kailanman ay hindi niyo malalarawan. Ano – o sino – ang nagtulak sa atin sa daang ito? Marahil, isang panawagang ―magmahal at magmahal pa rin,‖ isang pagpapahayag na umuumapaw na pagmamahal, at isang pag-asa na magpakailanman ay nasa piling natin. Kung kaya‘t hindi lamang humihinto ang ating paghahangad sa sandali ng pagtatagpo ng ating hinahanap: higit sa lahat, at kung may babaunin man tayo mula sa ating mga natutunan sa AtSCA, nangangailangang gumalaw mula sa ating kinagagalawan, harapin ang katotohanan ng struktural ng kawalang-katarungan, at ang panawagang palalimin ang pagpapakatao sa ating kapwa. Samakatuwid, ang daan na tinatahak natin sa inducted life ay isang daang walang hantungan, isang maslumalalim na panawagang makinig pa at magmasid sa daang ito, at higit sa lahat, ang umuwi sa piling ng Diyos, sa mukha ni Hesus sa ating kapwa. Ano ba talaga ang ―daan‖ ng inducted life? – Isa itong daan pauwi sa Kaniya.

Jeff

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Mensahe ng Executve Board

Mensahe ng Spiritual Officer at Marytown Cell Leader

Una sa lahat, nais kong iparating sa inyo ang aking paghanga at pasasalamat sa inyo dahil sa napili ninyong magtaya at magtiwala. Ang induction ay isang malaking biyaya. Nakakatuwa na binuksan ninyo ang inyong puso sa pagtugon sa tawag na maging ganap na kasapi ng AtSCA at higit sa lahat, sa tawang Niya. Sa araw na ito, ipagdiwang natin ang ganap ninyong pagtataya at pangangako sa ating Ama na unang nagtaya at nagmahal sa atin. Kaakibat ng pagtatayang ito ay ang mga hamon na maaari nating kaharapin. Kapag dumating man ang mga pagkakataong ito, muli lang nating balikan ang araw na ito at alalahanin kung para kanino nga ba tayo nagtataya. Muli, maraming salamat. Nasasabik na akong Makita ang patuloy na pagtubo ninyo. Lagi lang nating isipin na sa paglalakbay nating ito, kasama natin ang Panginoona at ang isa‘t isa. Patuloy lang!

Rona

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Mensahe ng Park 7 Cell Leader Ang pinakamadalas na tanong sa akin tungkol sa aking Induction: Nagbago ba ang buhay mo noong pinili mong magpa-Induct? Naalala ko noong araw ng aking Induction, excited na excited akong lumuhod sa harap ng altar para bigkasin ang aking Induction vows. Inasahan kong magkakaroon ako ng magical moment na tipong masasabi kong, "Wow, I feel like a brand new person now!" Pero hindi eh. Yung Induction para sa akin ay napakasimple lamang. Nagbago ba ang buhay ko agad-agad? Sa totoo lang hindi. Akala ko parang spell ang aking Induction vows, hindi naman pala. Kung sino ako bago ang Induction, ganoon pa rin naman ako pagkatapos. Ngunit kung may pagkakaiba man, siguro yun yung nagkaroon ako ng panibagong simula at lakas na maging tapat sa aking pangako na mag-alay at magserbisyo para sa Kaniya. Kung ako'y tatanungin ninyo ngayon kung nagbago ba ang buhay ko pagkatapos ng humigit-kumulang isang taon ng pagiging Inducted member, masasabi kong ―Oo‖. Sa totoo lang, nagulat nga ako. Biruin mo ba naman magbabago ako? Haha. Malaki ang aking pasasalamat sa Panginoon dahil pinayagan niya akong magmahal at tumubo sa AtSCA. Naging mas mapagmahal at mas mapagbigay akong tao dahil sa AtSCA. At masasabi kong dahil na rin ito sa aking Induction. Sa aking arawaraw na pamumuhay, lagi't lagi kong nababalikan ang aking Induction at patuloy kong hinahamon ang matamis na ―Oo‖ na aking binigkas sa harap ng Panginoon. Ang ―Oo‖ na iyon ang patuloy na tumutulak sa akin na magmahal pa at magbigay pa kahit man minsa'y napagod din naman ako at nasasaktan. Totoo nga na ang Induction ay hindi isang super pill na iinumin mo lang at magiging ganap ka nang AtSCAn - kailangan itong isapuso, isabuhay. Maraming pagkakataon na ika'y mapapagod, maiinip, at iiyak ngunit ganiyan naman talaga ang tunay na pagmamahal - nagbibigay lamang na walang inaasahang kapalit at laging handang masaktan. Patuloy ka lang magmahal. Patuloy na magtiwala sa Kaniya dahil magugulat ka na lang na nagbago na pala ng buhay mo. All the best, Inductees. Saludo ako sa inyong lahat!

Mikko

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Mensahe ng Executve Board

Mensahe ng K1B4 Cell Leader At first thought, one might say that the inducted mems are in AtSCA the wow level. But based on my one year of being an inducted mem, I can honestly say that it has been a wow experience but never have i felt being on a different level. I just kept in mind that I'm just like everyone else, trying to find God, getting to know Him more. Always remember that Jesus, our saviour, teacher and Lord, chose to be as much human as we are and even chose be subject to human rule and standards and limitations. Nonetheless, He was humble enough to show us His love. For a God that needs nothing, has everything and is all powerful, He chose to be humble. For the sake of AtSCA, the people in the areas, our country and our relationship with God, be humble and be open to all the love in the world.

Eddie

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Mensahe ng K1B6 Cell Leader Dear Inductees, Congratulations! For some of you, today is the start of a new chapter in your life. Today, you chose to say yes to God‘s call to love. I believe love, a word we commonly hear from other inducted members, is the reason why you are making this commitment today. Because of the overflowing love that we are receiving from God through the people around us, we desire to share this love to others. As AtSCAns, induction is one of the avenues where we can concretize this desire but as the saying goes ―Many are called but few are chosen but in this case, I think it is more appropriate to say ―Many are called but few responded‖. All of us are being called by God to love but most of us ignore this call because of our fears and other worldly attachments. I salute you Induction batch 2012 because I know that in making this commitment you chose to face your fears, let go of your attachments and surrender yourselves to the will of God. Thank you very much for being open to the formation that AtSCA has given to you and more importantly, thank you for choosing to love. May this commitment ignite your passion to share the love that you have received and may you continue to grow in the love of God. Congratulations and welcome to the AtSCA inducted community.

Love,

Lica

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Mensahe ng Executve Board

Mensahe ng Ed Soc-Aw Officer Am I “working for God”? Or am I “Doing God‟s work”? Siguro ilang ulit na nating naitanong sa ating sarili, saan nga ba ako tinatawag ng Diyos? Sa lahat-lahat ng aking pinagpipilian at pinagdadaanan, saan nga ba dapat ako tutugon? Ang induction ay isang uri ng tugon. Kakaibang panawagan ito dahil nakaugat ito sa pagmamahal sa Diyos. Ang tanong ni Tom Green S.J. sa taas ay, sa tingin ko, napakahalaga sa konteksto ng induction, dahil hindi na ―ako‖ ang nagiging sentro ng buhay ko pero ―Siya‖. Sa unang tanong (i.e. Am I ―working for God‖?), gumagawa ako ng mabuti, minamahal ko ang Diyos ngunit, masasabing hindi pa ito ganap. Nakatingin pa rin tayo sa sarili at tinatanong natin: ano ba ang gusto kong ibigay sa Diyos? Sa kabilang banda(i.e. Am I ―doing God‘s work‖?), tinatanong na natin, ano nga ba ang kagustuhan Niya? At paano ko ba ito matutugunan ng maayos? So, am I “doing God‟s work”? Kasabay sa panawagan at pananagutan na maging mabuting Kristyano, ay ang maging mabuting Pilipino rin. Saan nga ba nakaugat ang kagustuhang maging mulat at malay sa mga nangyayari sa lipunan kung hindi sa pagmamahal ng Diyos. Hindi lamang ito isang galaw sa nibel ng kaisipan kung hindi, isang panawagang kumilos din. Maraming beses, ang panawagang ito ay isang paglabas sa sarili—at maari itong tingnan bilang distobro o kaya abala.At kung pagpapahalagahan natin kung ano ang kagustuhan Niya, minsan ito‘y nangunguhulugang lumaban tayo sa mga balangkas at mga uri ng pamumuhay na nangaapi at nagsasantabi—lumaban sa pag-ayaw sa kaharian ng Diyos; nakakatakot ito dahil binubuksan natin ang ating sarili na masaktan, mapahiya, at madapa. Bilang Kristiyano, tayo rin ay may pananagutang maging Propeta—ang pagtalikod sa kasamaan at

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karukhaan at ang mananawagang bumaling at bumalik sa pagmamahal ng Diyos. Kung tingnan natin ang mga propeta sa lumang tipan, mapapansin natin na ang panawagang lumaban sa di-makatarungan istraktura ay minsan hindi ayon sa kanilang kagustuhan. Ang propetang Jonah halimabawa ay tumakas dahil sa takot, habang si Jeremiah ay laging nagtatanong sa kanyang sariling kakayahan. Ngunit sa kabila ng takot at pangamba,may isang tinig na nagsasabing: ―kasama mo lang ako, magtiwala ka lang sa akin―; nakinig sila at nakayanan nga nilang lumaban. Mas pinahalagahan nila ang Diyos keysa ang sariling kagustuhan—nagtaya sila, nagtiwala. Siguro nga, ito ang hamon ng induction, na magtiwala at payagang maging sentro ng buhay natin si Hesus. Sa puntong ito, hindi ko maipaliwanag ang nararanasan kong saya at galak na makita ko kayong tumubo sa inyong pananampalataya—na tumugon kayo sa pagmamahal ng Diyos. Sa kabila ng gulo at takot na mararanasan niyo sa inyong pagtataya, makinig lang sa tinig na nagsasabing: ―Nandito lang ako‖. Tanggapin niyo lang ang pag-ibig Niya—at lahat-lahat ng mga ito ay magbabago. Padayon!

Nagmamahal,

Tim

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Mensahe ng Executve Board

Mensahe ng Finance Officer It's been a wild ride. You've gone through many prayer sessions, area insertions and rallies. Being inducted is a very fruitful and heavy commitment to God. Fruitful because you will be able to experience God in a much concrete form throught the people around you. A heavy commitment because after going through the formation given by the organization, it is now your time to influence and form others as Catholic leaders. Never forget what you have commited to, as it is a lifelong responsibility and gift. Congratulations on being inucted! Keep persevering (patuloy lang!).

Jerard B. So

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Mensahe ng Secretary-General Maligayang pagbati! "What makes you special?" May nagtanong sa akin noon kung ano ang naging espesyal sa buhay ko sa pagiging inducted. Sa totoo lang, wala akong mahanap na sagot. Oo, may mga pagkakataon na para bagang may kakaibang nangyayari - nagagawa pang makakuha ng magandang marka sa halip ng napakaraming gawain, mga pagkakataon na parang totoong totoo ang pagpasok sa isang Contemplative Exercise at parang talagang nakakausap si Jesus - ngunit, sa kaloob-looban ko, hindi ganito ang sagot na hinahanap ko at gusto kong ibahagi. Baka wala akong mahanap sapagkat wala nga talagang sagot. Hindi na ikaw ang nagiging espesyal kapag talagang isinabuhay mo na ang iyong induction. Makikita mo na may kasama ka sa anumang paghihirap at kasiyahan hindi ka nag-iisa, ang spotlight ay hindi na nasa iyo. Sa inyong pagbibigay-sarili, makikita ninyo kung gaano kaganda magmahal. Sa inyong pagiging inducted, dinadasal ko na lalo pa ninyong makita ang kagandahan sa pagbibigay ng sarili para sa iba. Napakaganda ng Induction. Masasaktan kayo, pero dahil sa sakit, lalo pa ninyong mabibigyang halaga at malalasap ang bawat pagkakataon ng kasiyahan. Magpapakita ang kasiyahan at kagandahan sa hindi mabilang na paraan, lalo na kapag binuksan ninyo ang inyong sarili na maranasan ito sa halip ng kahirapan at kasakitan. Ganito ang pag-ibig, nagpapakita sa hindi mabilang na paraan. Malaki ang tiwala ko, bagaman ang iba sa inyo ay hindi pa ganap na nagtitiwala sa sarili, na sa inyo makikita ng iba ang sari-saring mukha ng pag-ibig. Kayo ay magtatalaga na ngayon ng isang pagtataya na talagang may pinagtatayaan. Anuman ang inyong pinagtatayaan - mga kaibigan natin sa area, mga nakakasalamuha ninyo sa ibang organisasyon, ang pamilya ninyo, iba pang mga komunidad na kinakabilangan ninyo at iba pa ninyong mahal sa buhay - nawa'y patuloy ninyong ibahagi at iparanas sa iba ang pagmamahal at presensya ng Panginoon.

Jean

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An Essay

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our years ago, I attended my first—and second to the last— induction recollection ever and remember thinking: ―Senior na si Kuya Vince pero ngayon pa lang siya magpapa-induct. Mukha naman siyang active [sa org].‖ Looking back, I am not anymore even quite sure if what I thought was really the case—that he waited for years before finally doing it—but I remember finding it really strange that he had not done it earlier. I told myself then that that would never happen to me… but it did. I prefer not to discuss too many details of my journey with you in this essay—let us save that for the spontaneous IC‘s and kwentuhan‘s we will have in the future. To give you a general picture, especially of the past two years of my life, I went through the entire spectrum of emotions, made the biggest mistakes I could possibly make in college, lost myself in the process, and came out with realizations that make me still be tremendously thankful despite all the pain and difficulty I went through. I wish I could put everything into words. I really do. The overwhelming experience of grace that I went and am still going through is just too much to contain. I find myself wanting to share it to people through whatever way possible. Four years ago, I felt very hesitant to have myself inducted, doubting that I will be able to live up to a part of the advocacy of the organization. Yes, my faith then was strong; but it wasn‘t strong enough to make me want to actualize it into actions. Do not get me wrong, I saw the value in social awareness and helping those who need help. But I was young and was then still very self-centered. I did not have much to think about but myself. I felt scared at the thought of committing to something I felt was not entirely my thing. Months ago, after exhaustively pursuing the self-centeredness crap, with the help of some of you guys and several other people, I found myself more disturbed and more concerned. I became conscious of my responsibility to do something for others, especially those who need it the most. I have personal dreams that I still want to pursue, but eventually—even if I do not exactly know how it will unfold—my life will be

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dedicated to others and to constantly trying to making life even a wee bit better for as many people as possible. However, silently, I struggled a bit with seeing how God plays a role in this plan. But then again, God does love us, and it is through this love that we are fueled to live. I have been through quite a lot of difficulties in life—some of you know specifics about that—and when I look back, I realize how He has always been there. My friends and family have always been there for me; but more than that, there are just times when I find myself badly needing to lean on someone and however improbable it is for that to happen at that moment, something somehow takes place and gives me just what I needed. I don‘t know. No matter what, all is well, as they say. I realized and now think that that is, for the most part, because He is there. To me now, every day is a chance to say yes to two things: one, to seeing the grace and love of God everywhere around us, and two, to channel this love to others. In my journey, I have struggled with being able to finally do both together and for quite a while now, I have started to take small successful steps with that. For quite a while now, every day, I have been deciding to say yes and I will continue to do so. Induction day will be just one of the many days during which I will say yes. To be honest, the induction rites will not in any way affect my saying yes on the 28th of January or on the days following that. It will only concretize it, much like how marriage concretizes commitment and love. So, sabi nga ni Jeff, why not?

Gaudette Czarine Alba Inductee 2012

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Inductees 2012

Inductees 2012

Alba, Alcantar, Buena, Campos, Domingo, Frias, Fuego, Ibea, Kuan Ken, Mallari, Pabon, Pulmano, Rodriguez, Santiago, Shiroma, Sta. Maria, Villanueva, Yao

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To me now, every day is a chance to say yes to two things: one, to seeing the grace and love of God everywhere around us, and two, to channel this love to others.

G-Cza Alba { B6 | Area | 4 BS ME }

I see this induction as a public commitment of mine where I promise to live the Christian life example that Jesus had set upon us.

Nikki Alcantar { MT| CDC| 4 BS Mng }

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It allows you to be more fruitful in your commitment as it pushes you to be more accepting, to be more forgiving, and to be more loving.

Arthur Buena { B6 | SpiCom | 2 BS LM }

Ako ay magpapa-induct dahil dito nakikita ang aking lubusan pang pagtubo. At kakabit nito ang pagnanais na ibahagi sa aking kapwa ang pagtubong nakakamtan ko.

Ben Campos { MT| CDC | 2 AB PH: Pre-Div}

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Ang hinihingi mula sa akin ng Induction ay tinuturing kong kaganapan ng aking pagkatao at pagiging Kristyano.

Zarah Domingo { MT| Ed-SocAw | 3 AB Pos }

I want to be able to be free to love and to be loved so much so that I may be able to say at the top of my lungs even at the face of death “Para sa Iyo, magmamahal ako kahit walang langit!�

Nikki Frias { P7| Sec | 2 BS ComTech }

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Handa na akong maglakasloob na mag “I love you too” sa Kanya, handa na akong lumusob sa walangkatiyakang hinaharap dahil alam kong kasama ko Siya‟t kailanma‟y „di Niya ako iiwan.

Yanyan Fuego { MT| Area | 1 BS LM }

Dahil sinasabing ang isang relasyon ay “twoway”, masasabi kong habang ako‟y nag-ninilay at nagdi-discern, naramdaman kong ako naman ang tinatawag.

Kai Ibea { B6 | Fin | 2 BS LM }

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I feel that I am ready. I want to grow closer to God and be better with Atscaâ€&#x;s ideals and values guiding me. I want to share more of myself to others.

Jickee Kuan Ken { MT | Fin| 2 AB Meco }

Ito ay paraan ko para sabihin na mahal ko rin Siya at dahil doon, handa na rin akong maging bukas at masaktan kasama siya dahil may tiwala ako sa kanya.

Danver Mallari { B6 | Fin | 2 BS LM }

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Induction is choice, and my choice is to make my commitment to God a more concrete one. The freedom that I used to make this commitment made me freer.

Earon Pabon { MT | SpiCom | 1 BS ECE }

Ang responsibilidad na ito ay ating kailangan dahil higit na makakatulong ito sa pagtubo ng ating spiritwalidad, na siyang magsisilbing gabay natin sa ating buhay.

Ian Pulmano { MT| Ed-SocAw | 1 BS HSc }

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God has been knocking at my door, God in all His glory has been at my doorstep for how many years now, and humbly I am finally starting to answer his call.

Alyssa Rodriguez { B4 | CDC | 3 AB DS }

Minsan naghahanap lang tayo ng dahilan para „di magmamahal. Pero diba dapat walang dahilan dahil ginagawa naman natin ito para sa Diyos.

Cristine Santiago { P7| Ed-SocAW| 2 BS Bio }

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All the experiences I have encountered have made me realize that this YES is something I have always wanted to give. Now I'm letting go and letting God by saying YES.

Kazumi Shirom { P7 | CDC | 2 AB DS }

We have to make sacrifices that will never be easy but we can make them knowing that God eventually has something greater in store.

Therese Sta . Maria { B6 | Sec | 2 AB Comm }

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Itâ€&#x;s time I listen to the small voice that says undeserving as I am, broken as I am, faulty as I am, I am loved. I want to finally listen to that little voice and trust that despite this overwhelming abyss, this vast uncertainty, I am not alone.

Bian Villanueva { B4 | Ed-SocAW| 4 AB/MA PoS }

Fear will always be around the corner. Uncertainties will never leave me. But I am secure with God that He will make me through it all. Whatever the future may hold for me, I know who I am for – and that is God.

Natalie Yao { B6 | Mem | 4 BS MIS }

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Dasal Pagtataya

Dasal Pagtataya O Diyos na makapangyarihan at walang hanggan, Sa harap ng Iyong kabutihang sukdulan, At lahat ng mga santo sa kaharian Mo sa langit, Ako, (pangalan), Ay may hangad na sumali sa SCA ng Ateneo At makiisa sa mga kasapi nito Sa pagsasagawa ng mga layunin ng SCA. Sa Iyong pagtangkilik at pagtulong, Sisikapin kong tumubo sa aking pag-uunawa kay Hesukristo, Sa pagtuklas ng mga nais Niya para sa akin, Sa pagtataya ng aking sarili sa Kanya, Sa paggawa para sa kaluwalhatian ng Diyos, Sa paglilingkod sa sangkatauhan, Sa pangingilin ng pananampalataya, At pagtatanggol sa katarungan At ng Iyong maluwalhating Ina. Sisikapin kong tuparin ang lahat ng ito, Sa patnubay Mo, O Panginoon, At sa tulong ng aking mga kapwa AtSCAn.

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TIWALA | TalaAtSCAn Induction Issue Responsibilities of an Inducted Member

Responsibilities of an Inducted Member   

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To vote during the Executive Board elections To vote on Constitutional Amendments To participate in any major deliberations where inducted members are called to participate To assist the EB in facilitating the formation of members.


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Patnubay

Patnubay (A. Cuyegkeng – R. Caguioa – M. Sta. Maria – C. La Vina)

Intro: C - Dm - C - Dm C

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Dm C Dm C Dm C Dm Ang Iyong patnubay aking hiling, C Dm C Dm C Dm C Dm C Sa mga landas na tatahakin, Dm C Dm C Dm C Dm Imulat Mo aking mata, linawin Mo aking isip Dm C Dm C Dm Buksan Mo aking puso sa pag-ibig na Iyong tinatangi F Bb C7 F Dm E7 Am Alam kong ako’y isda ring dapat hulihin Gm C7 F Dm Gm C7 A7 D7 Ngunit sa ‘Yong liwanag, ako’y sisikat Gm C7 F Dm Mangingisda kung ibig Mo, Gm C7 F C Dm C Dm Alay ko ang lahat sa’Yo.

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Congratulations Inductees!

Thanks to the following: Wences Mijares for the supplementary note on Induction and message for inductees Johanne Arceo, Jeff Chua, Rona Palines, Mikko Ermca, Eddie Dumadag, Lica Asis, Tim Salera, Totie So and Jean Jardeleza for their messages for the inductees Sir Roy and Bro. Bryan for their message G-cza Alba for the permission to use her induction essay All AtSCAns whose facebook accounts remain open for photograbbing. :) God.

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