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in Tears. Christian Amada, a student from the College of Business Administration, hugs his dance partner Mary Joy Ganaganag after being proclaimed as the champion for dance sport Latin Category last Dec. 6 at the Silliman University PHOTO BY Nelly Dableo

CBA defends title, wins four-peat By Kristine Felva P. Licup

For the fourth consecutive year, the College of Business Administration (CBA) won as overall Intramural games champion held last Dec 1-6. The college also bagged the Perpetual Trophy last year for having topped the Intramurals three years in a row. CBA governor Argie Victor Gadiana, said he was in “cloud nine” when CBA was announced as champion. “Our fourth consecutive win proves that we are still the home of the champions. All the hardships of the college paid off,” he said. Gadiana also said this win shows how united the college is. “All throughout the intramurals week, we showed everyone that the CBA family is one strong and bonded family,” he said. He added that the college supported their athletes all out not only through

moral support but also financially by making sure their athletes were “well fed and taken care of.” Barbi Ann Jane, CBA softball player and basketball women’s Most Valuable Player, said they trained and played “hard enough to beat the other teams” and win the trophy. “The pain, bruises, scars and sunburn were nothing. I’m glad all the time spent for training, our efforts and the college’s support were not put to waste because we won the championship,” she said. Jane added that although she is happy they won, “the real victory was the friendship created among athletes and teams.” Next to CBA, the College of Education and School of Basic Education was declared first runnerup while the College of Engineering and Design and the College of Arts and Sciences finished as second and third runners-up respectively. CBA will have a thanksgiving party on Dec. 14 at the CBA parking lot. ~

SU scrimps to help disaster victims

By Nova Veraley V. Grafe

The Silliman University administration has requested all colleges and departments of the university to cut back on expenses starting this semester. In a memo forwarded last Nov. 22, SU President, Dr. Ben S. Malayang III, said the budget measure is a response to the needs of the victims of two recent calamities: the earthquake in Bohol and the typhoon in Eastern Visayas. “Whatever savings we can generate will be used to further assist those who still need material and psychosocial relief and other services which the university can provide them,” Malayang said in the memo. Vice-president for Finance and Administration, Prof. Cleonico

SU earmarks P70M for revamps

By Kristine Ann M. Fernandez

The Silliman University (SU) administration recently approved an estimated budget of P70.3 million for academic buildings mainly for the School of Basic Education (SBE). According to Vice-president for Development Jane Annette Belarmino, the budget is part of the university’s priority development projects this school year. Aside from an enrolment increase in the SBE, Belarmino said the university prioritized the non-college department because they believe the K+12 education system will result to a growing demand for additional classrooms and teachers in the near future. She added that this is SU’s way of

“acting now” in preparation for the effects of K+12 which is a government program that will add 2 years to the existing 10 years of basic education in the country. The SBE renovation plan includes 16 classrooms for the elementary school worth P26.6 million and 6 additional classrooms in high school worth P11.6 million. The university also allotted a P12 million budget for the renovation of Katipunan Hall - home of the College of Education who is currently holding classes at Guy Hall. Furthermore, because of the rising population of architecture students, the university also allocated their department P14.1 million for six classrooms and a laboratory. The remaining P8 million will go to

the renovation of the men’s dormitory, Doltz Hall. Citing the importance of transparency, Belarmino added that P50 million of the total estimated budget will be funded by loans, while the P22.3 million will come from the university’s own capital expenditure. “If you spend the entire P72.3 million using the funds of the university there will be nothing left for repairs, for equipment and for other possible things. That’s why we decided to get a loan especially since there are currently very low interest rates,” she explained. The project was approved by the university’s board of trustees last Nov. 30 and was presented Friday to the university’s leadership council. ~

SU 2nd donation drive hits 15 tons

By Kriztja Marae G. Labrador

Three weeks after they sent their first batch of donations, Silliman University delivered last Dec. 2 15 tons of goods to Leyte for typhoon Yolanda victims. The latest delivery recorded an increase from the 13 tons of goods first collected by SU which were sent last Nov. 16. Led by Pastor Jermias Lagahit, the university team who delivered the

goods arrived in Leyte on Dec. 1 and endorsed them to the United Church of Christ in the Philippines churches in the area on Dec. 2. Vice-president for Development Jane Annette Belarmino said that along with the relief items, SU also donated a water purifier system and a generator set which were given to Bethany Hospital in Tacloban. She added that SU volunteers installed the water purifying system and trained residents how to use it.

As of press time, Belarmino is waiting for a formal report to be submitted to the university by team leader Pastor Lagahit regarding details of the donation distribution. Meanwhile, SU students from Leyte are thankful for the additional aid given to their hometown. First year electrical engineering student Jesser Pinote said the help received by their kababayans made him feel “relieved.” “In behalf of students from Leyte continue to page 4...

Y. Fontelo, said although the administration has certain ideas as to how departments can cut back on expenses, it will give all university units freedom to choose their own savings scheme. “For example, if there are only a few students inside the classroom, the students should learn to lessen their consumption of electricity and use only one air con or one light and learn to switch them off after,” Fontelo said. Another cost-saving measure that the university encourages is the minimization of all travels. This includes conferences, seminars and faculty visits to students during board examinations. “Instead of going to Manila or Cebu to provide moral and spiritual support to the students, the administration

is encouraging faculty and staff to have prayers here in the university to lessen our expenses,” he added. Fontelo added that the savings from the budget cutback will be used to further enhance the university’s “limited financial resources.” “These possible savings can be devoted to other services. The cost control will maximize our service to students and optimize our financial resources,” he said. Fontelo also said they need student support to make the plan possible. “Our message to the students is to be aware that these are difficult times and it requires our efforts to see what ways we can effect in order to maximize our resources,” he said.~

GOOD AS NEW. The College of Education (COE) undergoes renovation to provide additional classrooms for the growing population of education students. COE which is located at Katipunan Hall is targeted to be finished the following school year. PHOTO BY Dylzaree Recentes

SU ‘above average’ in boards

By DM Lorena V. Narciso

Silliman University surpassed the national passing percentages of two national examinations held last month. During the civil engineering licensure exam last Nov. 23-24, SU garnered a 61.54 passing percentage (16 out of 26 takers) against the 48.11 national passing rate. SU’s recent passing record is also a jump from last year’s 40 percent.

College of Engineering and Design (CED) Dean Jesus Amiscaray Jr. said: “I would like to give credit to the faculty and to the students themselves. They both made effort that contributed to the above average performance.”Furthermore, SU library information science (LIS) graduates under the College of Education (COE) recorded a 66.66 percent passing rate 2 out of 3 takers) against the 45.80 national continue to page 4...


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Less is More Many of our fellowmen have undergone very tragic events within a short period of time. The most recent one involving supertyphoon Yolanda has been the most devastating and therefore, entails a longer recovery period for the victims and in terms of the infrastructure destroyed during its onslaught. Silliman University has pledged to provide relief operations in the affected areas and aid to students who were indirectly affected by the calamity. In a matter of days, we will be marking a month since Yolanda struck the country and changed the lives of so many people, the very people who, until now, are in need of immediate help and empathy. It is a no-brainer to say that much has yet to be done for the survivors to regain a sense of normalcy in their lives especially now that Christmas is fast approaching. Their celebrations will not be the same for a very long time after the horrific series of events they have undergone. Being Sillimanians who uphold Christian values, we should do whatever we can to be one with those whose plight is difficult. As was announced, we have the freedom to create our own schemes to save on our consumption of electricity and other resources. This can prove to be a bit hard as we have been used to being extravagant in our ways, but let us think of this as a means for us to not only show our solidarity with our brothers and sisters but also as a sustainable solution to large-scale problems like global warming and scarcity of material resources. We would be hitting two birds with one stone if we practice self-discipline and frugality in everything we do. Having to spend less money would also discourage students from being apathetic as they will be inspired to make the most of what they currently have and value things which are often overshadowed by cash. Just as simple as giving one’s time for meaningful school-related events or non-profit organizations can make a difference in other people’s lives. The list of things we can do to save on our precious resources is never ending. All we have to do is take that single step to get started. It is possible for every student to have less and do more. And as for the SU Administration, the Weekly Sillimanian hopes that it would truly do its part in delivering relief services to those affected by calamities and improve students facilities as it aims to do. ~

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“What do you think is the most exciting sport this intramurals?” “The most exciting sports during the intramurals was chess. It gave pressure to everybody.” PCaren Gumapac , BBA MGT IV

“One Word: Frisbee.” Ina Isabelle Taburaza, BMC-III

“One of the most exciting games was basketball because there were many cheerers who gathered at the gym.” EleazarJabalde, BS BIO-III

“For me, the most intense game that I watched was basketball (COE vs. CAS) because the game was such a close fight.” Nikki Kris Maape , PT-III

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Awesome Christmas Gift Ideas 101 is your budget. To help the frustrated little Santa inside of you, here’s a list of awesome tips and neverthought-about gifts that you can give to a specific group of people: Mothers The person you need to impress the most. Moms like it personal, with a touch of you. You can go ahead and buy your mom one of those adorable aprons if she’s the family cook! To make it more personal, you can even customize it and put a text such as: Best mom ever. You could also try giving your mom a mini-garden set complete with a spade, a rake, and some seeds too. Fathers The last time I noticed, they couldn’t care less about what you give to them because most likely, they’ll just pat you on the back and say thanks for the gift. For the working dad, a ballpen would do. And no, not just any ballpen of course. To make it more classy and professional, buy him one of those Parker© ballpens you will find in National Bookstore. Siblings Brothers don’t need much thinking. You could buy them something as useful as boxers or briefs. Sisters on the other hand are hardcore gift-givers and you need to give them something equally as hardcore. This is where the reliable gifts called books come in. Nothing

is as hardcore as Nicholas Sparks novels. Whether it would be The Notebook or The Wedding, sisters always love to imagine that they’re the woman in a happy love story. Aunts and Uncles, Gr andparents To save more time thinking about what to give to each of them, and to save more money

different sizes, fonts, and colors and don’t exceed Php500! Male college friends Forget about backpacks and slingbags for your friend; small messenger bags are the new thing. They’re not too big to make you look like a backpacker, and they’re not too small either. They’re just enough to place the essential things your male friend

of course, you can give them a 2-in-1 gift, something couples would appreciate. Text portraits are really the trend nowadays. Instead of paintings, you can try giving them a portrait of a quotation, saying, or inspirational text. They come in

needs to finish the academic year. These essential things are the following, but not limited to: a pocket notebook, a ballpen, a perfume, and the I.D. Female college friends Girls like everything organized and the perfect Christmas gift to

by Roberto Klemente R. Timonera buyer. Make ukay more often. This f you’re a college student, one’s a no-brainer, but it’s a then you will experience good habit to live by. Opting being broke at some point, for the thrift store instead of especially if you’re living away rushing straight to the mall can from home and are left to your yield a very pleasant surprise: own devices—financially and a real Marks & Spencer jacket otherwise—for the first time. can go for as low as P50 in One of these days you will end such places. Secondhand stores up with little to no cash and, in general should be frequent at around dinnertime, you will haunts. For example: Booksale, end up asking yourself not what where extremely rare (and or where you should eat, but sometimes autographed) books whether you should eat at all. A can be bought for P5. pedicab will suddenly look like Never buy expensive things a luxury vehicle. on a whim. Meaning, just Or perhaps that’s already because there’s a 10,000-peso happened to you and you’re Iron Man figurine that bears silently dreading the next time. quite the resemblance to its Whether or not that’s the case, movie incarnation doesn’t mean here are some things that might you have to buy it there and help you save up: then. Same goes for the exotic Know the formula: Expenses steak you see for the first time = Income - Savings. This is a on the menu. Because if you do, really handy formula offered you’ll be boring a giant hole into by the Bangko Sentral ng your wallet, and you will feel it. Pilipinas and a handful of other Students generally don’t have sources. The typical impulse that much disposable money on is to spend as one pleases, and their hands. It would be prudent then save whatever’s left at the to consider whether or not you end of the month. It should be really want something, and then the opposite. Soon as you get save for it. your cash, set aside an amount Do your own laundry. In most as your savings—around 10% laundry stores, a kilo costs P18. or so. Budget the remaining If on average you bring 7 kilos money accordingly. This way of laundry each time, that would you will have emergency cash be roughly P120 per wash. if anything happens (as well as Compare that with a 5-peso bar money for the other areas of of laundry soap (which could last your life, and the future), and a good many washings). You can you will become less lavish as a save a lot this way, in exchange

for a few hours of handwashing every week. Also, this way you can personally see to it that your clothes are washed properly,

with pedicabs, part of its charm is the fact that practically everything is within walking distance. If, after class, you

since other services might end up discoloring them. If you have the time, walk. While Dumaguete is teeming

have nothing else to do and aren’t in a terrible hurry to be anywhere, try going on foot. It’s good exercise, and the city’s

By Val Amiel Vestil

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Intrams Aftermath

Sun-kissed skins. Bruises. Scratches. Sprained legs. These are some common things we see from the athletes who played during last week’s intramural games. All these contribute to the intramurals aftermath. With all these “hideous aftereffects (as they say),” other people tend to inflict more pain on the athletes. This time not physical but psychological and emotional by repeatedly bullying them with the words lagum, ngilo, maot, looy. The concern is there, yes. But have these people ever thought that saying the same comments every day will make someone feel worse? Athletes played the games because they love to. They gave their efforts to represent their colleges and make them proud. They did something not for themselves but for other people. They did it to make other people happy. And now, here you are, commenting on every bad thing which happened to them. The sun-kissed skin,

bruises, scratches and sprained legs are the living memory of how athletes enjoyed the game. It is the physical proof of how they did their best to compete and win the games. It is their BEST remembrance. Dear concerned individuals, it would be totally okay if you express

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your sympathies to those athletes who were physically injured and altered. But it would be better if you appreciate the good things that they have done rather than the bad things which happened to them. Please be more considerate of how you comment on somebody’s worth. And to you dear athletes, if you have ever experienced these kinds of comments – just let it pass. It is never the injury that counts, it’s the

experience, the joy, the moments you have shared and the additional family you gained. Never mind other people telling you how negative the changes you gained. What matters most is that you had your best memories on those scars, on those bruises, on those sprained legs and on those sun-burned skin. It has always been everybody’s motto “to always look at the bright side.” As individuals, we should never give importance to things that will never give good effects on other people’s lives. Don’t be inconsiderate and tactless at the same time. Remember that concern and mock are two different words – they never coincide. As intramurals 2013 has ended, many things had happened. But on top of it all, it’s the happiness that counts. Let us not be the negative vibes which would ruin these very precious moments. Instead, let’s be the sunlight that brightens up a person day even though how bad it is. ~

Why We Won

With the recent win of the College of Business Administration in the intramural games, the largest college in our university continued its rampage marking the fourth consecutive year of being overall winners. Mind you, there were talks of apprehension in our college as to whether we can still continue the winning streak after gaining the perpetual trophy last school year. Even our dean reminded us during the pre-game pep talk not to be complacent and to never assume a sure win. It’s unfortunately not surprising to hear some derogatory comments against CBA after this year’s win. Some accusations were hurled at the players for supposedly being unbecoming of a proper sportsman. It seems people are connecting our win because of cheating. I beg to differ. We didn’t win because of some malicious plan to deceive the games. We won because, other than having a relatively larger talent pool, we developed a strong support system for our players over the years. I guess it’s an advantage that we were taught how to manage people. Yes, others are also good at this aspect mostly from experience or just merely natural talent. A CBA student, on the other hand, is faced almost every semester with different theories and best practices about how to handle certain cases in human resource management. In other words, others know it but we thrive in it. One thing that we know by heart is that, for an organization to achieve its goal, there must be a sense of unity within the group.

The overall goal of the college was translated into individual goals so that each one would have a stake in winning the game. Thus, rather than relying on the idea of camaraderie, our leaders find clearer and definite ways of making an individual’s goal in line with the organization as a whole. Simply, we’re just good at giving perks and incentives. It’s not just about getting good players. It’s about making sure that your players are in the condition to play good. Support teams are made for every sport so that when there is a problem encountered, solutions are swiftly made. We exploit every advantage. One of which is that we have a considerably large population. Thus, we made multiple committees to cater each specific need of our athletes. We had a food committee that woke up in the wee hours of the morning just to buy supplies for the day. They came early to the playing field, even

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earlier than the players themselves. They were often the last to leave in the evening. We had a taskforce made to tally our scores and update our students on what games were next and which were on going. Our students knew where to go next. We didn’t rely on the first aid provided by the Red Cross. We formed our own first-aid committee. Cheering and transport teams went handin-hand in making sure that there

were supporters in every game the college played even in far-flung venues. Each of these committees made their own subcommittees. Each individual knew their job. There was constant communication between athletes, their appointed committees and the council. Even the teachers were given specific teams to look after. A concise division of responsibilities and authorities were made and explained to all the teams and committees. This shortened the time lag it took for the college to respond in any situation. We made it sure that everyone knew who to look for in every situation. Communication is key in every organization. So please don’t say that we didn’t deserve our win. We literally shed blood, sweat, and tears for that trophy. We won because we put considerable effort in ensuring it. We had a goal—and we made a plan on how to get it. Here’s a suggestion to the others: it would be better to use the postintramural time to find out where you would need improvement for your own college. Evaluation meetings may be cumbersome but it has its benefits. Even now, people within CBA know that they still have weaknesses that they must correct and I assure you, it will be corrected. Winning is not just about sweating your guts out in the field. It’s about making everyone understand their stake. It’s about making sure that performance would always be optimal. It’s about constant communication. It’s about strategy. ~

hristmas is just around the corner and other than blinding lights, reuniting with friends and family, and celebrating the birth of Christ, we all know what this means: gifts. I’m sure, as early as now, you have listed down in an absolutely “kept-away” piece of paper the people and the corresponding gifts that you have planned to buy for them. And since the conventional Filipino family dictates a huge web of Ates, Kuyas,Ttitos, and Titas and that there are too many Christmas parties going on that require you to give a gift with a minimum of P150 for your manito/manita, I’m also sure that your list is as long as Santa’s list. Deciding on the right gift for your recipient is one of the most difficult tasks one needs to go through every December. The process of screening gifts goes through a myriad of factors. You have to consider his or her interests, you have to think of a gift that has never been given to him or her, you have to make sure that he or she will not dislike your gift (trust me, I’m sure that person will be thankful but in the corner of his or her mind, he’ll think: you could’ve done better.), and of course the biggest consideration of them all

give to your female college friend is a 2014 planner or an everyday planner. Please don’t buy one of those plain black, leather planners that are too heavy to carry. Buy her one of the more quirky and colourful planners, those with themes like Paris or stripes, or something creative. Anon ymous manito/ manita Here’s a demanding one. When they say buy anything that’s unisex, it’s not as easy as it sounds. With this kind of recipient, you have to widen your horizon. Think universal. First, everyone loves earphones. They use it all the time and want it unconsciously. Surprise your manito/manita with this item. Gift Checks/Cards better known as GCs are a good purchase. That gives your manito/manita the liberty to buy what he wants whenever he wants to. At the end of the day, only you will be able to determine what your recipient really needs or wants. No matter how expensive or resourceful your gift is, never forget that it’s always the thought that counts. Giving gifts don’t just stop on Christmas day. You continue on being a gift to others by inspiring them and being inspired by them. Happy Christmas! ~

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rural feel can be very refreshing to the mind, allowing for fruitful contemplation. Also, it’s a chance to see what’s new in Dumaguete; after all, dozens of cool buildings sprout here every year. Know where the cheap food is. It’s true that food generally comes at a lower price in Dumaguete, but there are some places where it’s extremely affordable without having to taste grease or styrofoam. For instance, there’s McWhite’s Superplate along Katada St., where a cup of rice costs P5 and the sud-an (ranging from sisig to monggos to silog meals) seldom costs more than P30; there’s Arlino’s café in Piapi (just a few paces from Nevas), where a 30-peso meal goes with a free cup of Korean coffee or hot chocolate; and of course, all the way in Daro, there’s Ekings, where 30 pesos can get you a spicy bowl of paklay and a lot of gritty corn rice. That combo will make you feel like you ran a marathon. Well, there you go. We hope this article helps you make it through the month contented and always with money to spare. ~


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Christmas is once again here and the fat, jolly man with a white beard, dressed in white and red is here again, too. He is in every advertising poster, in parades, at department stores and even in gift wrappers! Here are interesting finds about him.

RED AND WHITE. This was the robe color of Saint Nicholas and was the color of the bishops’ miter during the saint’s celebration on December 25th. The standard image of Santa Claus was cemented by the Coca-Cola company through series of advertisements in the 1940s.

LETTERS. It was in 1954 that volunteers opened and responded to thousands of letters addressed to Santa each year in the small Alaska town of North Pole. The postal service officials had to tighten and entirely change the popular program after a postal worker from Maryland recognized a volunteer as a registered sex offender.

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TRAINED AND HIRED. In some “Rent-aSanta” agencies, seasonal Santas are trained for maintaining positive public relations in a large crowd and frightening visitors who wish to avoid bad breath and gas.

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passing rate during the licensure exam for librarians last Nov. 3-4. Unlike the engineering department however, LIS’s percentage was a decrease from last year’s 100 percent passing rate. LIS Coordinator Rosalina Dinoy said the only SU taker who did not pass was a cancer patient which disabled him to sustain long hours of review. But despite the decrease, Dinoy said their students SU second...

NAMES. Jouluppukki in Finland, Santa no ojisan in Japan, Black Peter in Morocco, Babbo Natale in Italy, Pappi Noel in Brazil and Peru, Shengdan Laoren in China, Christindl in Germany, Pere Noel in France, and Father Christmas in England are just some of his names.

“really did well” in the exam. Both CED and ILS said their students were “well-equipped” during the licensure boards. CED’s Amiscaray visited the students during their reviews and the CED team conducted a spiritual program to “uplift the students’ spirit” before they take the exam. The COE also conducted a “one week intensive free review class” before LIS graduates took the exam.~

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and Samar, I would like to personally thank all who helped and donated,” he said. Pinote added that witnessing all the help coming from a lot of people gave him a “new perspective of the tragedy” and “hope for a new beginning.” “It made me realize that not far from now, our nation will once again rise up from the tragedy and be better than it was before,” he said.

Megan Alexandra Cariaso, senior psychology student from Leyte, said she is “whole-heartedly grateful” for having Silliman as her “second family” to rely on. “For me, it wasn’t a question of how much people gave, but it’s the concern that mattered to me. I feel it sincerely,” she said. Cariaso also added that the kindness extended by the university to her fellow waray-waray “surely touched the hearts of thousands.” ~

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only in terms of musical talents but also in being and working together to produce music,” he said. The orchestra was an initiative of Archbishop Jose Palma and the Calbayognons in the United States. It was inaugurated in 2007 and is committed to give opportunity to the youth; to discover and develop their musical talents. The aspiring musicians showcased their talents by performing a series of classical pieces as well as popular songs such as “Someone Like You” by Adelle and an ABBA medley tribute. They were trained and directed by Fr. Marlowe A. Rosales who is a local missionary of the Franciscan Province of San Pedro Bautista in Samar Island. Manga added that he enjoyed the reception of Sillimanians. “This has been the kind of audience we’ve always wanted. They were able to appreciate classical music and listen up to the very last details of the pieces. They were listening to the dynamics of the songs. It is not the same as our other audiences where we have to include popular songs for them to relate and really appreciate,” he said. ~

Youth orchestra debuts in city

Christ the King College Youth Symphony Orchestra (CKCYSO) held their first-ever concert in Dumaguete City, “Music: The Language of Heart and Spirit,” last Dec. 6 and 7 at the Luce Auditorium. Coming from Calbayog City, Samar, the orchestra is composed of students from Christ the King College (CKC) who voluntarily signed up to be trained and were accepted despite their lack of musical background. CKC President Ariel Manga said persistence and discipline were the basis for membership. “These students applied without even knowing what the instruments were. They only started learning how to play after they joined,” he said. Members ranged from high school to college students. Manga added that every time he sees and hear the CKC-YSO play in concerts, he is reminded of how the “young people are the future.” “I think that the future is assured because each of these young people has discovered potentials not

THE “BRING ME” RIDDLE! MECHANICS: Every week, the Weekly Sillimanian publishes a riddle about things found within the university campus. Participants must be students enrolled in the current semester of SY 20132014. Participants must literally bring their answers to the Weekly Sillimanian office from Monday to Wednesday at 12 PM – 3 PM following the release of the Weekly Sillimanian paper. Winners will receive awesome prizes from the staff. Here’s our riddle of the week: I have been murdered, yet live. I am dressed in my finest, yet weep. I stand tall, yet my arms droop with their heavy load. I have wealth at my feet, yet not for me. Bring me to the TWS Office and claim your prize!

Engr’g org’s lantern design wins

By Jelanie Rose T. Elvinia

The Philippine Institute of Computer Engineering Students (PHICES) topped this year’s parol-making contest. PHICES members stood shouting on the green benches of the amphitheater last Dec. 2 after they were announced as winner. “We weren’t expecting to win first place because we saw other parol designs which were really beautiful,” said Michael Libosada, one of the PHICES parol makers. In compliance to contest rules which require parols to be made out of indigenous and recyclable materials, PHICES used cellophane bags as well as plastic spoons, forks, plates and straws as their main materials. The Philippine Institute of

Civil Engineers (PICE) and the Mona Lisa Society placed second and third respectively. Inspired by this year’s theme “Light and Hope,” PICE member and parol maker, John Paul Credo, said he eventually thought of typhoon Yolanda victims. “Through the effort of decorating this type of parol, we could share our creativity and sympathy to them. This star (parol) is for them,” he said. He added that along with the parol he has offered prayers of recovery and strength for the Yolanda victims. Referring to the durability of their parol, Credo also said he hoped for the same resiliency for the victims so they would be able to keep going after their terrible losses. Although PICE representatives

were “glad” to have placed second in the contest, Credo said they were “annoyed, pressured and tensed” due to the late announcement of the contest date which was two days before the actual competition. Both PHICES’s Libosada and PICE’s Credo suggested that the organizers should disseminate information earlier next time so they can make a more “presentable output.” Nevertheless, the two agreed that they were “fulfilled” after seeing their works of art in a short amount of time. The contest was organized by the Silliman Church through its chaplaincy office in partnership with the Silliman University Student Organization Committee.~

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the weekly sillimanian - december 12th 2013  
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