110 years Towards A Progressive Campus Press | vol. LXXXV No. 10 | thursday, 05 september 2013
Back to normal. Days after the celebration of the Founders week, organizations who joined the booth festival started dismantling and selling their respective booths. PHOTO BY Yuys Fatima Escoreal
Smoke-free ordinance falls short, enforcers say By Katrin Anne A. Arcala
A year after the implementation of the Smoke-free Dumaguete Ordinance, its council members said that there is still a huge lack of manpower to support its cause. Lyndon Elemia, member of the Smoke-free Council said that they only have three enforcers who divide the 33 barangays in the city as their assignments. These enforcers are assigned to issue the citation tickets and to reprimand those who are caught for their first offense. Elemia added that the difficulties of implementing the ordinance are caused by low manpower and budget. “The process itself of asking people to follow the ordinance is hard. But the fact that we are receiving little attention from the city government is harder,” he said. Ordinance No. 94 or the Smokefree Ordinance of the City of Dumaguete was launched Sept 1 last year. Its main goal was to prohibit smoking in public areas around the city. The Municipality of Amlan is one of the champions of the smokefree ordinance. Kim de la Cruz, the Sangguniang Kabataan Federation President, said: “It was a successful
ordinance since the government of Amlan and the people of Amlan were together, helping each other to achieve healthy living.” Elemia said that the primary purpose of this is to slowly eradicate the culture of smoking in the city. “We can’t change the culture overnight. We only had a year of implementation. Hopefully, people will realize the importance of this [ordinance] in the near future,” he said. As of the moment, students from the Environmental Journalism (EJ) 53 of the College of Mass Communication are helping out with the reiteration and information dissemination of the ordinance. “Misconceptions arise when we do not give importance to what information we pass to the public. Since we are now on our second year of implementation, it’s good to also check what the public knows about this,” Dawn Regalado, EJ 53 Class President said. ~
Dolphy stars in environmental video game
By Ella Ayangco
Actor Eric Quizon promoted environment preservation education to elementary students in the province through a video game. Quizon encouraged the grade six students of Silliman University as well as other kids from Little Children of the Philippines to be environmentally friendly through the newest game Dolphy Cleanup which he presented during the annual book reading event last Sept 3 at the Silliman University Main Library. He said that the game is similar to the worldwide phenomenon “Super Mario.” Dolphy’s holds the main character as a warrior against climate change. While jumping and running around, the character will be picking up garbage, separating biodegradable from the
non-biodegradable. A software company from the United States of America, iGen Technologies, tapped the Quizon family in their interest to develop this game parallel to the advocacy of the comedy king. As part of Dolphy’s advocacy on education, Quizon believes that this game could help children learn about the dangers in our environment and that it is a part of the children’s learning about the world. “Education is not just like giving scholarships, it’s also being able to inform the people on how to preserve the Earth. And that is a way of teaching, a way of learning,” said Quizon. As part of living his father’s legacy and advocacy, the game will be officially launched around October of this year. ~
SU Med School maintains 100% passing rate
By Kristine Ann M. Fernandez
IT’S OFFICIAL. (L-R) Dr. Ma. Cecilia Genove, Dean of the College of Mass Communication; Earl Paolo Jaculbe, KMC president; Dr. Ben Malayang III, university president; Dr. Crispin Maslog, former director of the Silliman School of Journalism and Communication; Rev. Elmer Saa, minister for Christian Witness and Service; Gen. Ricardo de Leon, executive vice president Centro University; and Rev. Jeremias Lagahit, minister for Students and Campus Chaplaincy formally open the Emilio T. Yap Hall last Aug. 29. PHOTO BY Nel Dableo
KABSI 5: “May Ticket ka na By Nova Veraley V. Grafe
Kabsi (Kabarkadang Sillimanian) will produce one of its most entertaining production so far as their fifth leg of their biannual theater production. Supported by the Silliman University Student Government (SUSG) Socio-Cultural Committee, the Kabsi “Biyaheng Langit” will be on Sept. 8 and 9, 7 pm, at the Claire Isabel McGill Luce Auditorium. Director Jai Molina Dollente said that the inspiration behind this semester’s theme is on the topic of “Salvation”. “The essence of salvation is very
important in our life…I want to reach out to young people that if you don’t have Jesus in our life, it will be very difficult to live this kind of life,” Dollente said. She added that although the topic is serious, Kabsi will still be a comedy show. “It will always be masaya, nakakatawa, but I assure you hindi ka aalis sa Luce nang wala kang natututunan (you will not leave Luce without learning anything from the show),” she said. The proceeds of the show will go to the SUSG Scholarship Fund. Tickets are available at the SUSG office at P 100. ~
For four consecutive years, Silliman University Medical School (SUMS) retained its 100% passing rate in the Physician Licensure Examination last August. Ten Sillimanians are among the country’s 1,834 new doctors. They are: Bomediano, Jenellie Faith T. Ebol, SahleeBeem P. Manila, Finlay Anne J. Maravilla, Rene Raymond V. Martinez, Ma. Angelica D.A. Omandam, Jacky Vincent V. Sumugat, Florea Mae C. Udtohan, Manuel Dennis L. Yu, Daryle Jason G. Zerna, Mary Kristelle R. “Pressure is always constant. We diffuse it by constant prayers, movies, rollercoaster rides and eating sessions. Pressure also pushes us to do well,” said Bomediano when asked about the pressure of being able to maintain the 100% status of SUMS. The results were announced three working days after Aug. 18, the last examination day. There were 2,211 examinees this year. ~
CMC bldg named after media tycoon By Princess T. Abellon, Keren Anne V. Bernadas, Katrin Anne A. Arcala
Silliman University inaugurated the Emilio T. Yap Hall that now encores the new home for College of Mass Communication last Aug. 29. Occupying the second floor of Information, Media and Technology Center (IMTC), the college composed of 174 students as of this semester started using its new facility since the first week of this semester. The building was named after media tycoon Emilio Yap, chairman of the nationwide newspaper Manila Bulletin. Yap donated an initial amount of P5 million towards the construction of the building, which cost around P8 million. “Through humble beginnings, we can persevere and become global
leaders. Education is our license to go up. That’s why in line with the values of Emilio Yap, this donation is parallel to the quality education that Silliman offers,” retired Gen. Ricardo de Leon, Yap’s representative, said. The new building has three big air-conditioned classrooms, a TV studio, a radio studio, an electronic newsroom, a faculty lounge, a library, a faculty room and the offices of the dean and the guidance counselor. A ramp was also constructed in accordance with the new building code to cater persons with disabilities (PWDs). Present in the inauguration were University President Ben S. Malayang III, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Betsy Joy Tan, VP for Development Jane Anetter Belarmino as well as other members from the administration, alumni,
faculty and staff and the masscom students. Dr. Ma. Cecilia Genove, dean of the College of Mass Communication, said that the location of the college’s new home is better as it is now nearer to buildings of related disciplines. “Mass Com is in the field of information, communication and technology. Therefore, in a cluster of academic buildings, this is the best area where the College of Mass Com should be,” said Genove. Director of Silliman’s Office of Information and Publications, Mark Raygan Garcia, said that there is a plan to make Guy Hall, the college’s former home, a visitor and convention center that will generate revenues to “have more resources to convert to scholarships and other form of programs for students.”~
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The Smoke-free Ordinance of the City of Dumaguete aims to safeguard public health and protect the city’s inhabitants from the harmful effects of smoking and tobacco consumption. It has been one year since it has been implemented. Despite the good intentions that this ordinance presents, it is disappointing to note that the enforcers behind it are not receiving enough support from the local government and the general public. As a matter of fact, the task force assigned to it is running on the power of only three enforcers and on a minimal budget. In the university setting, it becomes an even more disappointing fact that the enforcement of the No Smoking Policy is not well implemented within campus. Just last week, some individuals were seen smoking at the Hibalag area, in front of the Luce Auditorium and other places within the university during the Founders celebration. The policy has been existing for more than a year. But like its city-wide counterpart, the policy is not being strictly followed. Ironically, its implementation became even more lax during the Founders celebration which supposedly needed more vigilance from violators. Silliman University does not lack enforcers or the budget. This institution does not lack the manpower as it has many ablebodied people who can keep watch of any violations occurring with its four walls. It also does not lack the means to properly implement the policy because it has all the right resources. The scarcity lies in the vigilance and concern of the community it stands for. The Silliman University Administration should be more stringent in its implementation of the No Smoking Policy and train students, faculty and other sectors of its community to have the discipline required of them in making the campus truly conducive for learning and conducive for having a healthy lifestyle. It should not pattern its activity according to how the local government is treating the Smoke-free Ordinance. In addition, what something we can do that will surely create an impact and get the effective implementation process started is to strictly abide by the existing rules and report violations to authorities as soon as they are spotted. There’s no quantum physics required in making Silliman University and Dumaguete City a cleaner, healthier place to be. All we need is just some elbow grease.~
sillimaniansspeak Compiled by Nectarina Catada
“Are you in favor of the abolition of the Priority Development Assistance Fund or pork barrel that is given to legislators for localized projects?” “I am indeed in favor in the abolition of the pork barrel. What’s happening in our country in majority is that the one’s who are holding these funds are the one’s who are getting filthy rich, distributing a small amount of what’s left of the funds which isn’t even enough for a single project for the local community.” Daniel John F. Quinol, BS Office Management- II “I would rather prefer the PDAF be improved rather than being abolished and being replaced with something that could possibly be the same. The Pork Barrel scandal is not a sign to abolish it, rather it is a sign that we need to improve it. It has a lot of potential, the only problem we have are the legislators who are corrupt. We should do stricter implementation and have better transparency.” Pol Eldrige C. Caluscusan, BSPT-I “I’m not in favor of abolishing the PDAF. Instead it should only be reformed. If PDAF is abolished, the legislators who do their job well will be affected. Local budgets are not enough that is why there are REPRESENTATIVES. Why should we abolish it if we are the ones who voted for the legislators who don’t know how to use their PDAF?” Herv Martelle Z. Apsay, BS Agribusiness-II “Yes, I am in favor of that because I don’t think that our country’s economy would develop if we have corrupt leaders. I think we have to know where the taxes that we pay should go and it should not be in the pockets of the legislators.” Fearn Anne R. Acibo, High School, 4th Year ** Next issue's question:
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Belated Happy Birthday, Old Friend
Last week, my old university in the Philippines celebrated its 112th year. When I think about Silliman University, I think about home. I was only 16 when I first set foot on campus with my mother. Along with a couple of pieces of luggage, I carried with me a hopeful heart and a strong sense of adventure. I was totally unprepared for what the next few years would do to me. Not only did my Silliman experience meet my expectations, but she delivered more than what I was prepared for. Dumaguete City welcomed me with open arms. As my mum and I got off that ferry and onto the port and made our way into the campus, I felt the arms of the acacia trees beckon and embrace me. Even from then, it felt like I had come home. There was something about the place that just drew me in. It had nowhere near the excitement of the big metropolis, but it had an abundance of the charm of a quaint little city. The next four years was a heady concoction of every possible emotion. I was deliriously happy and was devastatingly depressed. I laughed so hard and I cried so much. I felt alive and I also got so ill I had to be hospitalised. I proved
myself to be smart but likewise did things that made me a complete idiot. I was clever and I was a fool. I felt like I could conquer the world and I felt bone-weary. I won some and lost some. I trusted and was let down. I fell in love and had my heart broken. In a nutshell, I lived Life. In the few years that I was there, I felt like I lived life to the full. I was so young and my world was still small, but hell, I felt like
I lived all of it and more. But more than that, the biggest gift that Silliman gave me were the friendships I made. I can truly say that some of the best people I know now are friends I’ve had when I was there. We’ve all been flung to different parts of the world and yet that affection, that loyalty and that fondness of each other have survived the inevitable test of time and distance. We live very different lives but when we get together, it seems that time
has stood still. This is evident whenever I visit anyone of them–we can talk as if we saw each other yesterday and not 15 years ago. Even when I meet other Sillimanians who are either younger or older than I am, we could talk as if we were there at the exact same time. The names and dates have changed, but the memories are strikingly similar. We can all close our eyes and most likely be transported to the same scenario–the musty smell of acacia just after the rain, the vrooming sound of the pedicabs, the faint sea breeze on your face, the voices echoing in the high-ceilings of the Hibbard Hall rooms, the clacketyclack-thumpety-thump of shoes in the wooden hallways, the laid-back boozing by the sea wall… My husband finds all this hard to understand. He asks, “How can a university experience do that to you?” I have tried to explain many times and I can never find the right words. It’s like an inside joke–you just have to be there to get it. Belated happy 112th, Silliman, old friend! I wish I had been home for the party.~
Throbbings of a young heart It has been years already since we had gone our separate ways and yet the pangs of our parting still catch me off-guarded at times. In my mind still linger a thousand questions— questions that will forever remain unanswered. Was our wordless goodbye as painful to you as it was to me? Do you think of me as often as I think of you? What we had—was it Love? How I wanted to ask you these back then, when the branches were still supple and the leaves, green. And oh! How much more I still want to ask you now, even if the tree had long since fallen, and the leaves had decayed away. But how could I have asked you? We were too young and our love was too fragile. We lived on separate worlds fated by the heavens to meet only for a moment or two, and then drift apart never to meet again. We walked on the same road, upon the same rocky dirt, under the same scorching sun, and yet we were never really meant to enjoy each others’ company for a long time. Indeed, the moment my heart decided to throb for you; it only set itself up for pain and frustration. And yet, even with
all the loss I had to live with when I lost you, never did I cease loving you. Keeping my distance, I often looked at you from afar checking if you were doing fine. You may not know it, but I have been celebrating with you your successes and I have been crying with you in your share of failures. You may not know it, but I have always been with you, reliving the days when we were still together: the days when we held each other’s hands, the days when I was the only cause of your
One last Euphoria Pio Jeancarlo T. Villarmente
laughter, the days when you were the only object of my warm embrace. Now that those days are far behind, let me ask you. Was our wordless goodbye as painful to you as it was to me? Do you think of me as often as I think of you? What we had—was it love? Finally, the day I had been waiting for came. I thought I should see you for the last time and even if it were just for a fleeting moment, I shall
be happy. And so I waited for you with an unexpected joy, but when I saw you, my heart throbbed not with happiness but again with pain. I thought I had prepared myself well enough for this moment, for I knew seeing you in the arms of another was inevitable. The sight of you in someone else’s arms tore the delicate fabrics of my soul asunder and I think I would have died of pain right there and then. But, as if to rescue me, your eyes met mine and for a fraction of a second, our worlds were once more locked in an unshakeable oneness… When our worlds parted away for the last time, my heart was left not with joy nor with sadness, but with peace. In that one timeless moment you showed me… That our wordless goodbye was as painful to you as it was to me, that you think of me as often as I think of you, that what we had, t’was love.~ Editor’s note: the Weekly Sillimanian wants to read your thoughts on anything under the sun - even the sun itself. Express yourself. Send your articles to theweeklysillimanian1314@ gmail.com
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The Other Kings and Queens By Roberto Klemente R. Timonera
illiman University’s Founders season is when a lot of big-time contests happen: Miss Silliman, Mr. Hibalag, and the inter-college cheerdance competition, to name a few. There is considerable hype surrounding these contests, and the winners gain a huge fan base and the chance to make a change in society. But of course, there are also the less hyped-up contests, the ones that go on in the Hibalag booth area in between song numbers, which nonetheless take considerable endurance and determination. It is to the winners of these contests that this article is dedicated. Jerrymar G. Jamilla BS ArchitectureII UAPSA-SU Chapter Winner, Burger Eating Contest Q: What motivated you to join the contest? A: Actually I was waiting for the tempura eating contest, and we were just there, sitting at the UAPSA booth waiting, then we heard about the burger eating contest then I said to my friends maybe we should join this one instead of the tempura eating contest. Then they said, sige go, chada ni bai. And some of our friends told us, go join that one. Then the last thing I know I was on the stage with a burger in my hand, eating. Q: How many burgers did you eat?
by Maya Angelique B. Jajalla
egret. We always try not to feel it. This is the very thing that many of us don’t want to carry when we leave the halls of Silliman. There are thousands of things to do here in the campus by the sea. But there are also things that hold us back in pushing ourselves and exploring our potentials. Silliman is not only a place for the academicians. It is also an artist’s haven, a free spirit’s playground, a Christian’s paradise, an activist’s rally ground, a vendor’s market, a fashionista’s runway, an alumni’s home. It is many things to many people. Yet, some graduates look back and wish they had done more. Will we let those fears, doubts, complacency, laziness, indifference and pressure win and allow us not to do all those things? This is a space dedicated to our alumni – a compilation of things they wish they had done back in college. Their collective piece of advice to the students: DO THEM. Do what scares you. We only have one life. And we only go through college once. I wish I had borrowed a book from the library. I never did. – Cole Leo Geconcillo I wish I had learned how to surf. And photography and videography.– DokTimbancaya
A: Just one, one big burger. Q: During the contest, what kept you going? A: When I first saw the burger, I said whoa. That’s one big burger. Can I really eat this? Can I really beat those other contestants? And I said I think I can do this, well I have nothing to lose, and if I lose, this will be one of the most amazing experiences that I’ll ever have here in SU. Q: Burgers are something of an uppercut to the heart. Do you ever regret eating that much in one sitting? A: Let’s say a 20% I regret eating
Q: You’ve won this contest for three years in a row. What motivates you to keep joining? A: Actually when I first joined this contest, it was mainly to represent my Renaissance Youth Leaders Forum (RYLF) organization and since I am fond of eating spicy food then I took this contest as a fun challenge. Q: On average, how many level 5 tempuras do you eat per contest? A: It depends on the time limit given by the organizers because it differs every year, but I think the average number of tempuras I can eat
that burger, because during the time when I finish eating the whole burger, my stomach really hurts. but the thing I didn’t regret was the fun and experience I had during that time. And also the taste of the burger is really amazing. Bon Louise Y. Rana BSMT-IV Renaissance Youth Leadership Forum (RYLF) Winner, Tempura Eating Contest
per contest is 9 to 15. Q: When was the last time you cried eating something spicy? What food was it? A: Hehe, never tried. Q: What is the secret to your tolerance for spicy food? A: Well it is not a secret for me because I do eat spicy food everyday, like every meal. Aleksei Franco S. Guevarra BSME-II
Things I wish I had done? Hhmmm...I wish I finished my degrees in AB ENGLISH and AB HISTORY, both of which I could have done with an extra semester. Hahahaha. I lacked six units sa English, and three units sa History. Hehehe. I ended up taking my MA instead! – Sir Victor Emmanuel Enario I wish I had taken the time to meet more people. – Aaron Galvez I wish I had applied for an educational program abroad. Or I wish I had enrolled in random classes (kanang wala sa syllabus) like marine biology if that’s possible. I wish I had told someone I liked him. – Princess Dianne Kris Decierdo I should have pursued and protected my dreams. BSN wasn’t my preferred course but my parents pushed me to enter the halls of SUCN. If it weren’t for the possibilities of my dreams, I would have opted to give up. But I guess great things happen when you are an obedient daughter. I am a registered nurse now, and I am slowly working on my real aspirations. – Ma. Michaella Isabel Luayon I wish I had joined volleyball or even dancesport during intrams! I was always busy looking over the needs of the college (CBA) when I was its Governor. – Russell Magallanes
I wish I had studied harder to get better grades. I wish I had done something crazy like getting inside Katipunan Hall at midnight...I wish I had gotten the number of my crush. Hahaha. – Alexandra Diane Iso ...being part of the school’s choir
Q: Why Ryzza Mae? A: Ryzza Mae because many people told me that I look and danced like her. Also, when I was still in my elementary years I used to have bangs. HAHA Q: What steps did you take in preparing for the contest? A: I was invited by Rodolf Amor from Ang Sandigan. I received a message from him through facebook. He told me that he saw me when I joined in a Kalokalike contest held at the gym. So, I was really excited to join because I am honored to be a Kalokalike of Ryzza Q: What went on in your mind while you were on stage? A: While I was on stage that night, I was having doubts whether I would win or not. I was thinking of how PHOTO BY Dylzaree Recentes blessed I was during the contest? to be on that stage and to represent A: Nervous, embarrassed because High School. I had sinusitis. My mucus went out. Q: What was the most difficult part Haha! about playing Ryzza Mae? Q: These days, what do you feel A: The most difficult part about when you see a plate of pancit canton? playing Ryzza Mae is that she knows A: Normal reaction. Just want to how to entertain the crowd and that I eat it. have to bring that part of Ryzza that Krysta Modinne K. Buenafe Fourth year, Silliman University night. Also, how to play and be like High School Ryzza but still be myself.~ Winner, Kalokalike Contest Red Shield Winner, Pancit Canton Eating Contest Q: What motivated you to join the contest? A: My stomach wanted me to join the contest. Haha! Because I was very hungry at the time. Q: How did you endure the spiciness of it all? A: I didn’t feel anything when I started to eat it but instead afterwards. I’m immune to pancit canton spiciness. Q: What went on in your mind
could’ve been awesome if I was able to pass the auditions. Hahaha! – Dust Gaudan I wish I had been able to have more quality time in reading the books inside the SU library. – Rea Samantha Migullas [I wish I] had joined a fraternity. – Retz Pol Pacalioga I wish I had done stage plays. –Krizia Magallanes
I wish I had cared for my studies more. - Micah Stefan Dagaerag I wish I had climbed the wall at the Cuernos de Negros Booth and been part of any play by the Speech and Theater Arts Department. – Kirk RJ Roncesvalles I wish I had joined Silliman Idol and tried out for the Stallions (SU’s varsity team for basketball). – Nolan Sarana I should have joined Mr.Hibalag. –Alfie Calingacion There are many things I wish I had done. But the greatest wish that I would have wished for during my stint in Silliman is being more active: Active physically, and more active in curricular and extra - curricular activities. I wish I had been part of the SU Church. Since my dad and sister were all part of the church and they keep telling me they had a blast. I wish I had become part of a fraternity; this was to increase my “street cred” around campus. Also, my peers and relatives tell me that being part of a frat will get you connections once you are older (so yeah). I wish I became friends sooner with fellow photographers (to expand my horizon sa akong field). I wish I had become part of the tWS and not just a contributor. This would have been crucial in developing my journalistic eye. But aside from all my
missed opportunities during my student years, Silliman provided enough facets for me to learn and grow in my art and in Jesus. Basically all my wishes karon was to expand connections in the “real world” because in the real world, references matter. – Aris Dimitri Ramero I remember during my first year in Silliman I had a mental list of all the things I wanted to do (e.g. getting high grades, joining orgs that are in line with my interests, exploring the island and many, many more.. even falling in love) and I think I was able to do all of them. So now I can look back with satisfaction knowing I made the most out of my college years. – Mahogany Rae Bacon I wish tWS would never have to publish an article about this again. Because I wish the future batches of alumni would look back at their college years with contentment, knowing that they made most out of their stay in this beautiful campus by the sea. When we leave the halls of Silliman/Roam the world o’er near and far; Still the faith/and truth/ she gave us/Will remain a guiding star; O’er in high place or in lowly, Fortune sends us joy or pain; To our love for dear old Silliman/Loyal shall we e’er remain I hope you enjoyed your stay, alumni! To the students: Carpe diem. This is our time. Belated Happy 112th Founders Day, Silliman University!~
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Most people readily associate Japanese anime with Hayao Miyazaki, the legendary director at Studio Ghibli, who pushed the entire medium into the worldwide consciousness with such classic films as Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Spirited Away, and many others. But little do people know that Ghibli wouldn’t be where it is now without Miyazaki’s foil and Ghibli co-founder: Isao Takahata, the master of realism in animation. Here are his classic films: Compiled by Michael Aaron C. Gomez
Gauche the Cellist. Adapted from the work of venerated Japanese writer Kenji Miyazawa, Gauche is only Takahata’s second film before co-founding Ghibli in 1985 (Miyazaki had made Nausicaa at Topcraft in 1984). The story tells of an aspiring cellist in the fictional town of Iihatov, who is ridiculed by his peers because of his musical ineptitude, but is helped into success by his newfound animal friends. Assiduous directing complemented by realistic animation makes this an early classic in Takahata’s oeuvre.
Grave of the Fireflies. Considered by Roger Ebert himself as one of the greatest anti-war movies of all time, Grave of the Fireflies is Takahata’s most mature film in his early Ghibli period. The story of two orphaned Japanese children trying to survive the tail-end of World War II continues to affect viewers even today, because of its gutwrenchingly rigorous attention to detail and grittily realistic depiction of Japanese life at the close of the war—a revelation of Takahata’s mastery of the form and his own genius.
ULTIMATE SINGING IDOL. Kimberly Satina, from the College of Business Administration, gets a congratulatory embrace from her mother after being declared as Silliman Idol 2013 last Aug.27 at the Hibalag Booth Area. PHOTO BY Nel Dableo
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Only Yesterday. In the 90s—after Miyazaki had launched his career into new heights with such films as Kiki’s Delivery Service and My Neighbor Totoro—Takahata silently plugged along and made Only Yesterday, his most mature work in this period, a story of a young woman’s journey to reconnect with her lost childhood. This film has a happier and more vibrant approach than Grave (obviously), but the hallmarks of Takahata’s work are still there: naturalistic directing and believable characterization.
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A candidate’s advocacy on education for street children landed him as the Mr. Hibalag 2013. Hanz Villahermosa, governor of the College of Education Student Organization (CESO) did not let his supporters down as he brought home the bacon last August 28 for this year’s pageant. An advocate of ‘education for all’, Villahermosa said that he is willing to do what it takes to carry on his responsibilities. “I wanted it to be a two way kind of help. We help the street children who lacks proper education and at the same time extend the help to my fellow education students who are as Torch Parade Awards
THE “BRING ME” RIDDLE! Congratulations to last week’s winner:
Jonathan Elles V. Olasiman
Here’s our riddle of the week:
A carabao, a palm tree, and heroes of old— Take their turns behind Janus’ round emblem.
Best Torch Design
Best T-shirt Design
Medichal Technology Society
Religious Special Interest
Best Booth Gimmick
Surigao Deep Sillimanites
Cuernos de Negros Mountaineers Club Inc.
Silingan ZaNorte Sillimanites
Altruist Youth Lead
(in order 1st, 2nd, 3rd)
Best Booth Exhibit
(in order 1st, 2nd, 3rd)
Best Booth Design
(in order 1st, 2nd, 3rd)
Bring me to the TWS Office and claim your prize!
Ranschianni Ramos, Daphne Callao, Jessah Jubay and Patrick Bayato who were her runners up as well. Kaloka-like Kaloka-like, inspired by an original game from the noontime show ‘It’s Showtime’, was also launched in this year’s Hibalag Festival. Sillimanians aimed to achieve the looks and the grooves of Solenn Heusaff, Daniel Padilla, Beyonce and other celebrities. Modine Buenafe, a senior student from the School of Basic Education won as she impersonated Ryzza Mae Dizon. Here are other awards given to the winning organizations from the entire celebration:
Per Sector Category
Last week’s answer: FIRE
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 2013-2014. Participants must literally bring their answers to the Weekly Sillimanian office on Monday at 12 PM – 3 PM following the release of the Weekly Sillimanian paper. Winners will receive awesome prizes from the staff.
passionate as I am when it comes to teaching,” he said. He also was the best speaker, best in talent, best in production number and best in formal wear. Runners up were Charles Dean from the College of Nursing and Tobi Jasper Enriquez from Ang Sandigan, respectively. Khalil MAranda from Amihang Mindano Sillimanian and Bryan Gamboa from the Philippine Institute of Computer Engineering Students also made it to the top five. Silliman Idol Meanwhile, champion of this year’s Silliman Idol was Kimberly Satina from the College of Business Administration. After the first and second elimination night, Satina was joined by
(United Architects of the Philippines Student Auxiliary – Silliman University Chapter)
Medtech Soc Aces and Lillies Agusan Sillimanites
Cuernos de Negros Mountaineers Club Inc.
Altruist Youth Lead
SUCSA HI:SAW Cuernos de Negros Mountaineers Club Inc.
Amicitas Sor SEEDS Sigma Beta / Beta Sigma
Chemical Soc Sigma Beta/ Beta Sigma Aggies Club Amicitas Sor SUPTSA Kamizeta
WVC Agusan Sillimanites
First booth to Finish Building
Agusan Sillimanites Cuernos de Negros Mountaineers Club Inc.
Altruist Youth Lead Duscian Sillimanites
Best Booth Gimmick Best Booth Exhibit Best Booth Design SEEDS
Sigma Beta/Beta Sigma