[Left photo above shows the aggrupation of the ASPAC parents who attended the PARANGAL AWARDS NIGHT on April 20, 2018 at the 5th Floor of the Rizal Hall at the ATENEO. Right photo shows the ASPAC parents with the members of the NAYONG PILIPINO Troupe which WOWED and AMAZED the audience with a variety of their song-and-dance numbers. ASPAC is acronym for ATENEO SCHOOLS PARENTS COUNCIL and the PARANGAL is being regularly done to award faculty members of the ATENEO particularly those who excel in their teaching profession. The TITLE of this BLOG: “DAGUNDONG NA TAGUMPAY, PARANGAL AWARDS AY TUNAY NA KUMAMPAY” would roughly translate into English as: “ASTOUNDING SUCCESS, PARANGAL AWARDS HAS SOARED UNTO GREATER HEIGHTS”.]
Sinimulan ng PAMBUNGAD na PANALANGIN;
Umawit ang tambalang CATAYLO1 at QUINTIN2,
Sinaliwan pa rin ng BALLET RENDITION;
Ng bunso kong si ALEE3 who was in high spirits & in good CONDITION!
Umariba pagkatapos ang NAYONG PILIPINO Troupe4;
Inawit nang buong giting ang anthem ng walang MALAPROP5,
Magaling at makisig ang EMCEE na si DWIGHT6,
Kabighabighani naman ang dilag na nasa kanyang RIGHT7!
Nagbigay naman ng PANIMULANG PANANALITA,
Ang PANGULO ng ASPAC8 may hatid na BALITA;
Aba’y magaling pala syang managalog,
Mabait na LIDER at kung minsan ay KALOG9!
May bating PANIMULA din syempre si Mam VILCHES10,
Siya’ng ATENEO VICE-PRESIDENT na truly elegant in DRESS;
She spoke too in so eloquent ENGLISH,
A true mark of an ATENEAN, a MASTERAL grad in Lit.11!
Ginawaran pagkatapos ng PLAKE si Doc ANDY12,
Pirmado ni VILCHES, ni ANDREW13 at ni KATTIE14;
Aba syempre ay dapat din namang PARANGALAN,
Tunay na daming ginawa si Doc ANDY sa taong nagdaan!
Nag-umpisa na rin ang PAGAWAD ng KARANGALAN,
Nagwagi si GARCIANO15 bilang TAGAPAMAGITAN16;
Siya’y tinanghal na MOST OUTSTANDING MODERATOR,
MATEMATIKA ang kanyang ginagamitan ng EXCALIBUR17!
Tumayo namang PINAKATANGI-TANGING GURO-PART TIME,
Si Ginang SIMPAS18, who is full of CHARM;
She is like a MOTHER, wika ni JOSEPH19,
So caring, comforting & calm … even in her INNER SELF!
At ang MOST OUTSTANDING FULL-TIME TEACHER naman,
Ay si DIDITH20 na anak ni EMMA TAN21;
She is Dr. MA. MERCEDES T. RODRIGO,
A PhD from NOVA22 and a product too of the ATENEO!
At nagbigay ng MENSAHE si Fr. JETT23,
Bagamat humingi ng PATAWAD dahil siya’y na-LATE;
Pinuri nya ang ASPAC ng LUBOS at HUSTO,
Nakipag-chikahan pa kay Doc ANDY ng TODO!
At sa huling bahagi ng PARANGAL AWARDS NIGHT,
Nagtampok ng PALABAS ang NAYONG
PILIPINO …‘twas a SIGHT!
Makulay, magarbo at todo ang DISENYO24,
Ang galing talaga, tunay na WALANDYO25!
CONGRATS SA ASPAC AT SA ATING LAHAT!
[Legend: 1 – CATAYLO is KENNETH “KEN” CATAYLO who is a tenor and who pitched in for CONRADO “DONDI” ONG (a tenor too and the only Filipino who was included in the cast of the PHANTOM OF THE OPERA). Dondi had to beg off due to some unforeseen circumstance. Both Ken and Dondi are members of the PHILIPPINE TENORS and both of them are graduates of the UP College of Music.
2 – QUINTIN is Stephan Quintin, a soprano who did the CELINE DION part in the song rendition of THE PRAYER, while Ken did the ANDREA BOCELLI part. Stephan is an alumnae-member of the ATENEO GLEE CLUB.
3 – ALEE is my youngest daughter MA. WINNALEE E. YOUNG, who is a sophomore in BS Psychology in the ATENEO LOYOLA SCHOOLS and she did a ballet rendition of the song THE PRAYER. Alee was in high spirits and was in good condition; perhaps knowing that she will be performing in front of the distinguished faculty members and administration officials of the ATENEO.
4 – TROUPE – a group of dancers, actors, or other entertainers who tour to different venues.
5 – MALAPROP specifically means the mistaken use of a word in place of a similar-sounding one; in this BLOG the word is used to mean the singing of the Philippine national anthem sans any mistake as it was a perfect rendition.
6 – DWIGHT is Atty. Dwight Ramos, a board member of the ASPAC and the incumbent Chairman of the GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE of ASPAC. He served as co-emcee in the PARANGAL AWARDS with Atty. Maricar Marquez as his female counterpart.
7 – RIGHT- refers to Atty, Maricar Marquez who stood to Atty, DWIGHT’s RIGHT during the PARANGAL AWARDS program with a lectern in front of them emblazoned with the ASPAC logo.
8 – PANGULO ng ASPAC is President Katherine Ng Sy.
9- KALOG is a Tagalog slang which means FUNNY.
10 – Mam VILCHES is ATENEO LOYOLA SCHOOLS’ VPLS Vice-President Maria Luz C. Vilches.
11 – Mam VILCHES is a holder of an M.A. in Literature in the ATENEO.
12 – Doc ANDY is Doctor Alejandro Tan, who served in ASPAC for 5 years and as ASPAC President for 2 consecutive years (i.e. SY 2015-2016 and 2016-2017).
13 – ANDREW is Andrew Puen, who is a current board member of ASPAC and the Chairman of the Faculty Affairs Committee of ASPAC, the committee which was in-charge of the planning, strategizing and implementing the PARANGAL Awards.
14 – KATTIE is ASPAC President Katherine Ng Sy, who really worked hardest and orchestrated the eventual implementation and holding of the PARANGAL AWARDS night. The PLAQUE awarded to Doc ANDY reads as follows:
“ATENEO SCHOOLS PARENTS COUNCIL (ASPAC)
Plaque of Appreciation
ALEJANDRO K. TAN, M.D.
School Year 2015-2017
in recognition of his indefatigable efforts, his invaluable contributions as well as his unflinching dedication focused at ameliorating the general welfare of the Loyola Schools’ studentry as a whole, in vibrant partnership with the ATENEO community towards a holistic education, affirming thereby ASPAC’s relevance as a parents’ organization.
Given this 20th day of April 2018 at the 5th Floor Rizal Library,
Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Metro-Manila.”
15 – Dr. AGNES D. GARCIANO was hailed and awarded as the MOST OUTSTANDING MODERATOR.
16 – TAGAPAMAGITAN is the Tagalog term for MODERATOR.
17 – Dr. AGNES D. GARCIANO’s expertise is in the field of MATHEMATICS and that as MODERATOR she was able to effectuate as though with the magic of an EXCALIBUR the continued successes of her wards under the auspices of the ATENEO MATHEMATICS SOCIETY such as the MATH OLYMPIADS, among others.
18 – SIMPAS is Ms. Rizalina T. Simpas who was awarded as the MOST OUTSTANDING PART-TIME TEACHER.
19 – JOSEPH is Mr. Joseph P. Lumba is an ATENEO Loyola Schools student in BS CH-MSE and who stood as the NOMINATOR for Ms. Rizalina T. Simpas.
20- Didith is the nickname of Dr. Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo.
21- Emma Tan is the mother of Dr. Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo.
22 – NOVA is NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY located in 3301 College Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FLORIDA 33314, USA where Dr. Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo earned her PhD degree in Computer Tech in Education.
23 – Fr. JETT is Fr. Jose Ramon T. Villarin, S,J, who is the current President of the ATENEO.
24 – The NAYONG PILIPINO staged a variety of shows such as the SINGKIL, the TINIKLING, the MAGLALATIK Dance and the most wonderful of all, the MALONG DANCE. There was a singing cum small play too of the ANG ANAK song where there was so much acting and wonderful singing.
25 – WALANDYO is a Tagalog slang which means WONDERFUL.]