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It's official. May wifi na po ang Letran. Just bring your laptops to ITC and sila na ang bahala.
La Salle studes top IT contest
By Rainier Allan Ronda
The Philippine Star 05/04/2007
A team from De La Salle University (DLSU), composed of four computer science and computer engineering students, won the top prize in a nationwide software design contest sponsored by leading global information technology giant Microsoft.
The university's "Cross+Linked" team, led by 20-year-old Franchere Chan and made up of members Mary Ann Ngo, Lance Lim and Ryan Ong, were chosen as champion of Microsoft's 5th Imagine Cup held at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Conference Center in Makati City yesterday for their winning "IE STAR" software program.
The DLSU team bested four other teams from the Ateneo de Manila University which fielded two teams, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, and the Technological University of the Philippines.
Tim Vergel de Dios, Academic Developer Evangelist of Microsoft Philippines, said that as champions of the Imagine Cup Philippines, DLSU's "Cross+Linked" team will be the country's representative to the Imagine Cup World Finals to be held in Seoul, South Korea later this year.
De Dios said the five entries of the four schools in yesterday's local finals were the most innovative and interesting programs from almost 30 entries.
"There were many excellent entries but we had to screen them and narrow them down to get five entries for today's local finals," Vergel de Dios told reporters.
De Dios said the continuously growing number of entries to their annual "Imagine Cup" indicated the success of the program, which aims to encourage young people to "apply their imagination, passion and creativity to technology innovations that make a difference in the world today."
Chan, leader of the "Cross+Linked" team, said that she and her teammates were deeply honored and proud of their achievement.
Explaining their IE STAR program, Chan said that it was a data organization and browsing software that will help a person doing research over the Internet to file and store important "nuggets of information" through an easy retrieval system and user-friendly layout and browser system.
"It's a data organization program that will be helpful to someone doing research over the Internet," Chan told The STAR.
The ADMU's Team "Pi" took second place in the contest while Colegio de San Juan de Letran's "Innovative Mind and Individual" team won third place.
Hello Fellow Letranites!
updates naman po...
I just want to confirm ang balita na wala raw po ang Treasurer ng Letran these days dahil nagkakainitan na daw ang mga pari diyan.
Some from the alumni circles are talking about ONE WEEKEND sa Letran, nakita raw ng Treasurer na isinasakay sa isang van ang mga branded at top end computers ng Letran. Sinita raw ng treasurer (i do not know the name) ang mga lalaki pero tinanong pa raw siya kung ano ang pakialam nito at kung sino....
Nang magpakilala yung treasurer, natameme ang mga bugoy at sinabi na pinag-utusan lang ng isang Mr. Isleta daw para ilabas ang mga computers.......
Later on, nag-imbestiga ang Treasurer at doon nagkabukuhan na ang RECTOR ANG NAG-UTOS NA ILABAS ANG MGA COMPUTER....
HINDI PA DOON NAGWAKAS, maraming natuklasan ang treasurer to the point na MILYUN-MILYONG Pera na ng Letran ang ninakaw ng Rector for 8 years na nakaupo...
Totoo po ba ito..... bakit ganyan ang mga pari sa Letran......
Parang nagko-contest na lang kung sino ang pinaka WALANG HIYA AT MAKAPAL ANG MUKHA......
Paki-clarify lang po ito...........
^ Chismis po yan. Nasagot na po yan sa kabilang thread.
11 more Koreans enroll in Letran High
by Elizabeth Aguirre - Letran News April - May 2007
The 70’s and 80’s people saw a great number of foreign students from the Middle East flocking to colleges and universities in Manila to get their education. Most of them then enrolled in the field of medicine.
Now, there’s a different kind of picture and people see it here in the Colegio where learners of Korean origin are conspicuously building up a significant population in the High School Department.
Last school year, Letran accepted three Korean students; two in first year and one in third year. To date, 11 more (aside from the three) have enrolled for the coming school year (two in first year, two in second year, four in third year, and three in fourth year.)
According to Darina Cabreros, management staff of the High School Department, “we can expect more Korean students as we have already received calls requesting for ocular visits.”
Last school year’s record reveals an increasing number of Filipino-Japanese, Filipino-Chinese, and British students.
“It is interesting to note that our school is beginning to become a hub of students of diverse nationalities,” a faculty member said.
School officials are optimistic that this trend will continue and that our academic excellence will reach even our neighbors in Asia. After all, we are an institution not only proud of our rich heritage but an institution that continuously adapts to change to survive the trends and technology of the 21st century.
U.E. Chairman and CEO graduates from Letran
by Aldrin Sacristan - Letran News April - May 2007
The chairman and chief executive officer who turned the near-bankrupt University of the East profitable again despite declining enrolment and a crowded market for its core courses, graduated from Letran. He graduated with honors (Benimeritus.)
He defended his dissertation, “The Economics and Management of Tuition Increase: Its Implication to Selected Private Tertiary Institution” on March 03.
P.O., his nickname, lives with the common belief that education is a continuous process. He enrolled in Colegio de San Juan de Letran Graduate School under the Master in Business Administration-Special Management Program (MBA-SMP) during the first term of School Year 2004-2005. It was essential for him to finish a master’s degree in business as a requirement of his job as chairman and CEO of UE.
His choice of school proved right because Letran is one of the best business schools in the country offering graduate programs. It offers various graduate programs such as Master of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration-Special Management Program, and Doctor of Business Adminis-tration designed to equip graduate students with analytical ability to become better managers and planners in the public and private sectors.
It is an honor for the Colegio to deve-lop and shape public servants like Domingo to become excellent in their chosen field of specialization.
Right now, there are several government employees and officials who are enrolled or who have graduated from the graduate programs such as Sec. Dante Ang of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas, Dr. Romeo Nomil and Atty. Maria Teresa A. Ramirez, both from Pag-IBIG Fund, Jose Maria Palabrica of the Department of Trade and Industry and Atty. Celia Baron of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, to name a few.
Domingo was a serious student, often staying in school late into the night to read business books. This was his usual routine, especially when he had presentations in class the following day.
To further illustrate his active involvement in school activities, he was elected president of the Graduate School Student Association during his stay in the Colegio.
Being a genuine public servant, Domingo also served the government for 35 years as official in Philippine National Bank (PNB,) 10 years of which as president during the “exciting atmosphere of political change.”
During his term as president, PNB attained an unprecedented growth, far beyond any similar period in its 70 years of existence.
He is proud to say that during his term as president, PNB never incurred any loss in its operations.
Right now, he serves as the Chairman and CEO of UE, where he has initiated improvements in all aspects of the university’s operations. He is proud to say that the improvements he introduced in infrastructure has transformed UE as one of the most attractive campuses in the University Belt.
Camiguin 2007, mission accomplished
by Sienna Santiago - Letran News April - May 2007
Mission accomplished, indeed.
This was the statement made by the head of the Center for Community Development (CCD,) Ronald Dugang, during the closing of this year’s community outreach in Camiguin Island, Cagayan.
The outreach activities were held from May 3 to 5 with 17 community volunteers (four academic staff – Julius Sierra, Sotera Alcaraz, Elvira Tabinas, and this writer; nine non-academic staff –Dugang, Fr. Victor Calvo, O.P., Edwin Odon, Juan Pamada, Jr., Bernie Ramos, Dr. Emmanuel Asuncion, Marcelo Mapa, Verna Layag, Bryan Esquivel, a student, and three volunteers.)
The mission was “a total success,” as Camiguin’s parish priest, Fr. Roland Mactal, commended the group for the mission’s holistic approach; holistic in a sense that the mission was not limited to the usual medical and dental services, but There were other major activities as well such as the seminar on classroom management for teachers, proper hygiene for parents and health workers, and the sports clinic and sports tournament for the youth.
Father Mactal added that part of the success of the mission was the camaraderie among the Letran volunteers who all did their duties and responsibilities with zeal.
So what happened in this year’s mission?
Day 1 (May 1) – The team left Manila at around 8 p.m.
Day 2 (May 2) – The mission arrived in Aparri at 8:30 a.m, left for Camiguin at 9:30 a.m. and reached the island at around 3 p.m., had lunch, a little rest… and started preparing for the activities.
Day 3 (May 3) – It was still early in the morning and yet, the registration booth for the scheduled medical and dental services already had a long queue. It was a long and tiring day for the team. The team members served more than 400 patients. At the end of the day, they were tired but happy, knowing they had helped the community.
Day 4 (May 4) – Teachers, parents and health workers gathered the whole morning in one of the classrooms of Lyceum High School as they listened attentively to the seminars conducted by the volunteer teachers on “Classroom Management,” and “Feminine Hygiene.” The seminars were held interactively, and the participants learned insights which they could apply in their daily activities. In the afternoon, a sports clinic on basketball, volleyball and baseball was conducted by the volunteer-employees.
Day 5 (May 5) – It was the feast of the parish of St. Vincent Ferrer. The day was packed with festival activities. In the morning, a Holy Mass was held, followed by a procession. Then, there was the annual tribal dance competition, where three Letran volunteers served as judges. In the afternoon, a sports tournament in volleyball and basketball was spearheaded by the volunteers. To add to the fun, volunteers also played volleyball with Camiguin’s fiesta volleyball champion team.
Day 6 (May 6) – “Some good things never last,” as the famous line goes. It was goodbye time. And as they bid good-byes, a question popped up in the team members’ mind: “Who has gained from this mission?” With the happy faces that they had carved in the residents, there was no doubt that the Letran community members were the ones who actually gained from this mission. They left the island at 9:30 a.m. and arrived in Aparri at about 4 p.m. They left for Manila at about 5 p.m.
Day 7 (May 7) – Mission accomplished. They arrived Manila at about 6 a.m. It was a fun-filled mission week. There were hurdles, but in the end, it was the spirit of giving that counted most.
2006 outstanding soldier returns to alma mater
by Mitchell Bonavente - Letran News April - May 2007
On May 5, a prominent alumnus returned to his alma mater to grace the invitation of the Graduate School of Business Administration – Student Association (GSBA-SA) to talk before the GSBA students about the contributions brought to his career by studying his masteral degree in Letran in a lecture forum entitled “Meet the Eminent GSBA Alumnus.”
The objective of the said lecture forum was to inspire other students through the life and experiences of the GSBA alumnus.
Capt. Jesus Millan delivered a talk at the Del Pilar Hall. He is the commander of naval air group and naval task force 80; he was also awarded as one of the ten most outstanding soldiers in the Philippines in 2006 by the Metro Bank Foundation.
In his talk, he discussed the nature of his job as well as the plans, achievements, and activities of the Philippine Navy and the Armed Forces of the Philippines. He stated that the Navy is aiming for 2020 “a strong and credible maritime navy.” He stressed maritime since “the Philippines is an archipelago and as an archipelago we have vast resources in our sea which can help uplift our economy and the lives of our fishermen.”
Capt. Millan decided to pursue his graduate course to equip himself with the additional skills so that he could be a productive member of the Philippine Navy.
He mentioned that his acquisition of a masteral degree got him promoted to captain, and he jumped from number 42 to 18 for pro-motion to the said position. He en-couraged the people who are thinking of dis-continuing their masteral studies to reconsider, since this could give them the opportunity to occupy other positions with major responsibilities. He also added that the important things that pushed his career were the corporate values and academic discipline instilled in him.
Having been educated in the military way, Letran gave him insights on how civilians think.
He ended his talk with the assurance that he would recommend Letran to his colleagues and junior officers.
Two Graduate School students from Master in Business Administration-Regular and Special Management Programs were present during the talk and they raised questions on the plans and programs of the Philippine Navy and AFP. Other questions raised were about the security status of the Philippines and the mission of the Philippine Navy and AFP.
Fr. Orlando Aceron, O.P., Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, delivered the closing remarks, his message focused on accreditation of the Graduate School. He mentioned that this would lead to the improvement of the department as well as to the continued increase of enrollees.
The “Meet the Eminent GSBA Alumnus” lecture forum is a two-part series; first to honor the event was Dante Ang of Manila Times, held on March 3, followed by the talk of Capt. Millan.
Home Study Program’s first graduates
by Elizabeth Aguirre - Letran News April - May 2007
Last school year, the Colegio’s Home Study Program (HSP) chaired by Maricca-Malou Valencia produced its first ever graduates in high school namely: Yolita Germino, Angelo Panlaque, Hennessy Casaclang, Michael Tanquintic, and Vincent Luigi Bibera. The graduates joined the commencement exercises on March 27 at the Student Center Auditorium.
Germino, Panlaque, Casaclang, Tanquintic, and Bibera were described by Valencia as serious, persistent, and focused in their studies. “I knew they understood their role and responsibility as students of this program for they had the initiative of what to do as soon as they entered the Home Study premise.” Valencia furthered.
On their part, the graduates commented that being in the program was not easy at all, in fact, it was difficult. They also felt that they had an edge over the regular students in terms of being more mature as the program is self-learning, hence, time and self-management is very important. One needs great discipline to overpower “delaying things” attitude.
The HSP which started in 2002 with only four students is now slowly but surely attracting learners who cannot meet the demands of a regular school set-up.
More and more students are starting to be enticed to enroll in the HSP. Those who are sickly, over-aged, busy, and those in unique circumstances like those in the entertainment business find the program advantageous because it is self-phased. One’s progress depends on one’s ability and capability to finish a course or degree.
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‘Panakoba’ makes it to Australia
by Ramil de Jesus - Letran News June 2007
“Panakoba,” written and directed by Michael Canlas, has made it to the winter lineup of the Nice Shorts Film Festival, a Sydney-based organization that is considered the premiere short film festival in the Asia Pacific region.
The film is entered for competition but “mere selection is good enough” since public showing is arranged for a predominantly western audience. The film can be viewed on http://www.niceshorts.com.au.
Canlas graduated with a degree in communication in April this year.
As a junior, he shot and directed “Tagay” (Cheers), a documentary about the Filipino drinking culture whose rights were immediately acquired by ABC 5.
In his senior year, he wrote and directed “Panakoba” (Child scarer), his first narrative short inspired by his own kids - Micah, 4 and Maureen, 1. It won for him the Best Feature Film and People’s Choice Award at the Annual De La Salle Indie Un-film Video Competition. It was chosen against the other works from leading universities, both for its cultural merit and entertainment value.
The film crew include: Diana Christian Colon, director of photography; Emyrose Nicolas, assistant director; Jan Vincent Chiu, editor; Gian delos Santos, Jan Vincent Chiu, sound designers; Lorina Reyzcel Veloso, production designer; Eunice Evangelista, costume and makeup; and music by Abitto.
The film revolves around Ramwen, a specialist in scaring kids, who is known to be the best in the business. Everything goes well until an Indian urban legend brings him back to his own childhood fears that serve as his toughest challenge yet.
This is the first film that deals with the “Panakoba” or “Panakot Bata” — the Filipino version of the Boogeyman.
A child rearing practice in the country, kids are made to follow orders through the use of imaginary characters. Given the prevalence of Boogeyman tales across cultures, it may have an evolutionary origin as a mechanism for protecting young children from becoming vulnerable to predators by wandering away at night. Boogeyman may be said to target a specific mischief – for instance, a boogeyman that persecutes children who suck their thumbs – or just general misbehavior.
‘Go Wi-Fi anywhere’ – Castillo
by The Lance, By Mae Ann Camille Garbin - Letran News June 2007
Starting this school year, Letran students can access the world wide web anytime of the day for the Colegio is now a Wi-Fi zone. Letran Wi-Fi offers an internet connection with the maximum speed of 4 mbps. Unlike other Wi-Fi zones, Letran aims to have whole campus coverage to accommodate four corners of the Colegio.
“Lahat ng floor, basta first wall lahat yan hotspots, yung buong Letran grounds, actually kahit sa loob ng AVP, Mabini Hall, Media Center, and Library. Pero some of the offices yung medyo masyado nang loob o madami nang wall, yun medyo mehina na yung signal,” explained Randy Castillo, head of the Information Technology Center (ITC).
All gadgets having Wi-Fi adapter could beaccomodated like laptops, mobile phones, PlayStation Portable, Palm Pilot, etc. However first time users should bring their units to the ITC, particularly right beside CL3, so that their units could be registered and configured.
“Punta lang sila dito sa amin, ire-register naming yung device. Ico-configure naming then io-orient naming sila about sa settings naming ditto para hindi ma-apektuhan ‘yung basic functionality ng Wi-Fi,” said Aries Siera, ITC Technical Staff.
Up to now, the ITC continues to run tests and is configuring ways on how to make the Wi-Fi more stable in delivering good signal in spite of obstructions and walls.
What wer’e currently doing right now is naglalagay kami ng ‘repeaters’ para yung mga second wall magkaroon ng access para every corner of the campus ma-abot ng Wi-Fi,” Castillo said.
‘Clamor for Greater Excellence’ – Father Lana
- Letran News June 2007
“My immediate challenge now is to let go of the Dugong Tomasino still running in my system so that it may be infused with the Dugong Arriba… and the greater challenge I see ahead of me is to drive Letran to take a higher leap so that it could soar up to greater heights.”
Thus said Fr. Tamerlane R. Lana, O.P. in his speech during his investiture on June 15 at the St. Vicente Liem de la Paz Auditorium.
Father Lana was elected rector and president of Letran, of both Intramuros and Abucay campuses, by the Board of Trustees on its April 2 meeting to serve a four-year term until April 2010.
He was installed as the 80th rector and president during rites witnessed by heads and representatives of other higher educational institutions, government officials led by Cerge Remonde, director general of the Presidential Management Staff and Dr. Lilian Enriquez of the Commission on Higher Education.
Also present were Dominican priests led by Prior Provincial, Fr. Edmund Nantes, O.P., alumni, parents, administrators, students, friends, and benefactors.
Bishop Socrates Villegas, D.D., an alumnus, officiated the Eucharistic celebration. In his homily, he emphasized the need for Letran to be true to its core values of “Deus, Patria, Letran.”
During the program, Angelita delos Reyes, secretary of the BOT, read the appointment decree. Fr. Orlando Aceron, O.P., outgoing Executive Vice President, turned over the mace to the newly-installed rector.
The symbolic imposition of the rectorial medallion was done by Father Nantes and was assisted by Doctor Enriquez and Fr. Napoleon Encarnacion, O.P., prior of the Convent of St. John Lateran.
Father Lana, 53, brings to Letran his many years of experience as a priest, administrator and author gained from serving educational institutions and his religious profession.
A professor in Theology, he has a doctorate degree in Sacred Theology from UST in 1996, graduating summa cum laude. He was also a fellow in bioethics at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics of Georgetown University in Washington DC. He also took post-graduate courses in health care ethics at St. Louis University in Missouri and religious perspectives in bioethics at the Baylor College of Medicine in Texas.
He served as Rector Magnificus of University of Sto. Tomas for eight years before his appointment in Letran.
He commits to a rectorship that is accountable to its academic performance, clamoring for greater excellence.
Father Lana promised to upgrade the academic standard of the College by meeting, if not surpassing, basic standards required of a university. By attaining so, he hopes Letran to strengthen the three components of an institution of a higher learning—academic excellence, research culture and a sustained service to the community.
To achieve these goals he hopes to undergo the necessary accreditation processes, improve the academic profile of the faculty; and engage in a more creative and aggressive promotion program that would emphasize the uniqueness of Letran education.
He also emphasized his vision for the merging of the three Letran campuses—Intramuros, Abucay, and Calamba—into one for the establishment of a Letran educational system.
Father Lana has been the president of the Association of Catholic Universities of the Philippines and the Network of Dominican Schools, Colleges and Universities.
He has also acted as vice-president for Asia-Pacific of the International Federation of catholic Universities and the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines. Furthermore, he was public relations officer of the Philippine Association of Centers for Educational Media.
Father Lana has delivered talks and papers here and abroad, most noteworthy of which include The Sacred Responsibility of the Catholic Teachers in 2000 in Thailand during the World Union Congress of Teachers and Case Study on the Challenges Facing the Catholic University, in the same year, sponsored by the IFCU General Assembly in Western Australia.
He has authored numerous publications including Still from the Heart, Just from the Heart and Ethos en Eros: Ethical Link of Love-Making and Life-Giving in Christian Marriage.
His distinctions include Outstanding Bicolano, awarded by the Legazpi City government in 1998 and Outstanding Alumnus of Aquinas University in 1999.
31 new hirees
by Elizabeth Aguirre - Letran News June 2007
The Colegio has employed 25 faculty members—24 in college and one in high school—and six non-teaching staff to complete its line up for this school year.
Those in the Collegiate Department: Dennis Blanco; Fely Rose Nacario; Gladys Estrada; Armin Aragoncillo; Elsie Isip; Jo-Shancy Bermudez; Perpetuo Quintua; Arnel Esguerra; Ian Kenneth Cabrera; Roger Don Cerda; Perwin Ragudo; Francisco Garcia III; Orlando Marcia Balgos, Jr.; Atty. Adrian Arpon; Ramelo Gloria; Aileen Quilao; Ma. Luisa Porciuncula; Elmer Ison Sobretodo; Ronnie Laurio; Lorna Cruz; Eduardo Suarez; Dr.Ethelbert Dapiton; Armando Banares; and Ma. Eliza Margarita Magkasi.
Flora Dean Ventura is hired for the Basic Education-High School Department. She teaches English in the first and second year levels.
The non-teaching staff are: Mendelson Quiba; Louise Leanne De Leon; Michelle May Earnshaw; Rose Anne Cabrera; Cecille Candice Bautista; and Nino Edward Ferrer.
Beatification cause for two former community members
- Letran News June 2007
There is a new cause for rejoicing in the Dominican community – the beatification cause — causa matrinensis – for Buenaventura Garcia Paredes and 41 companions, Martrys of Madrid, 1936.
Included are 38 Dominicans who will be beatified on October 28 this year. It is also a cause for rejoicing in Letran because two of the martyrs belonging to the Province of the Holy Rosary, Fathers Jesus Villaverde Andrès and Antonio Varone Ortega once worked and lived in the Colegio.
Fr. Thomas Lopez Francisco, O.P., chaplain of the Elementary Department, translated from Spanish to English the two short biographies from Martires-Asignaciones (shared by Fr. Fidel Villaroel, O.P., archivist, University of Santo Tomas to Fr. Napoleon Encarnacion, O.P., executive vice-rector).
Fr. Antonio Varona Ortega, O.P.
Born in Zumel (Burgos) on January 16, 1901, baptized on the 18th, and confirmed on April 30, 1902, he entered the Dominican Apostolic School of La Mejorada (Valladolid).
He made his profession in Avila on September 9, 1918. After pronouncing his solemn vows on January 18, 1922, he was sent to Rosaryville, New Orleans (Louisiana, U.S.A.), where he completed his theological studies, as well as to the Dominican House of Studies in Washington (1922-1926) while taking higher studies in pedagogy at Catholic University (1924-1926).
On June 13, 1926, he was ordained a priest by the Archbishop of New Orleans. Arriving in the Philippines in 1926, he taught at Colegio de San Juan de Letran. He was an excellent professor, open-hearted to all.
In 1933, afflicted with tuberculosis, he returned to Spain, where he was assigned to Sto. Tomas de Avila. Sensing no improvement, he was admitted in the Sanatorium of Guadarama (Madrid); from where, on February 27, 1936, with no hope of recovery, he was transferred to the residence of Nambroca (Toledo).
He bore his illness with great resignation, gentleness and amiability. Barely able to walk, he, nevertheless, celebrated daily Mass.
Like Fr. Jose Luis Palacio, included in this cause (for beatification), he was martyred close to the station of Algodor, by the banks of the Tajo River, at a spot called Malecon de Cañete, with arms lifted high and lips praising the name of the Lord, King of the Universe. It was on the feast of St. James the Apostle, July 25, 1936.
Fr. Jesus Villaverde Andres, O.P.
Born in San Miguel de Dueñas (Leon), diocese of Astorga, on October 4, 1877, and baptized on the 4th.
Due to the different postings of his father who was an army captain, he studied at the Jesuit School in Salamanca and, after, at the Diocesan Seminary in Madrid.
He joined the Dominicans in Ocana and made his profession on June 4, 1895. Ordained in Avila on June 26, 1903, his priestly life was marked by continuous movement and activity as professor and superior.
He taught at Colegio de San Juan de Letran (1905-1910); before that, he was assigned at a convent in Valencia before this was ceded to the recently-restored Province of Oragon.
He came back in 1916 and taught theology and was appointed dean at U.S.T.
He became rector of the Colegio (1924-1927); before that, he was prior of the community of Rosaryville in New Orleans, U.S.A., (1921-1924).
In 1934 he was prior of the Santo Tomas de Avila. At the moment of the assault on the Convento del Rosario of Madrid, he was member of the community. A great preacher, he left written various sermons and a small treatise on the Blessed Virgin.
He took refuge in the homes of close acquaintances, where he prayed much, consoled the families and instilled in them confidence in God. When arrested, close to midnight of October 15, 1936, he declared openly that he was a religious and was ready to die for Christ. Brought to the secret detention house of Fomento de Madrid, he was executed the following day.
Mga anunsyong maari nang ilagay sa Digipost ng Letran
by Mitchell Bonavente - Letran News August 2007
Kamakailan ay ikinabit sa lobby ng Colegio de San Juan de Letran ang isang Digipost Media Equipment na magsisilbing tagapagbigay ng patalastas at impormasyon ukol sa mga programa at aktibidad ng Letran.
Ang Information and Technology Center (ITC), sa ilalim ng pangagasiwa ni Randy Castillo ang namamahala sa paglalagay ng anunsyo sa Digipost.
Maliban sa mga anunsyo at impromasyon na nagmumula sa administrasyon, ang mga estudyante ay maari ding maglagay ng kanilang anunsyo sa Digipost.
Kinakailangan ang mga patalastas ay may sukat na 720 pixels ang haba at 480 pixels ang taas na may resolusyon na 300.
Maaring isumite ang mga patalastas kay Jan Dizon, systems analyst/programmer ng ITC.
Linggu-linggo ay pinapalitan ang mga anunsyo ayon sa mga patalastas para sa linggong iyon.
Noong Mayo 11 nilagdaan nila Ramon Soriano, chief operating officer ng Digipost Marketing, Inc., at ni Castillo ang kasunduan sa paglalagay ng Digipost Media Equipments sa loob ng Letran.
Ang kasunduan ay magtatagal ng tatlong taon.
Marketing campaign ng Colegio suportado ng Letran Grupo de Chino Foundation
- Letran News August 2007
Ang samahang Letran Grupo de Chino Foundation ay bumisita at nagbigay-galang bilang pagpapakilala sa bagong rektor at pangulo ng paaralan na si Padre Tamerlane Lana, O.P.
Bagong tatag ang samahang ito na binubuo ng mga sumusunod: Alfred Tan, chairman; William Uy, bise; Edwin Tan, pangulo; Luis Tiu, pangalawang pangulo; Jimmy Chan, kalihim; Eugene Sy, ingat-yaman; Elmer Yu, bise; Henry Bon Liong, awditor; sina Tony Chua at Guillermo Chua, mga tagapagpayo.
Noon pa man, mayroon nang kapisanan ang mga mag-aaral na Tsino sa Letran. Matatandaang noong mga dekada ’50 hanggang dekada ’70, maraming nag-aaral na Tsino sa Letran.
Sa pagdaraan ng panahon, unti-unting nabawasan ang mga ito sanhi sa maraming kadahilanan.
Ito ang isa sa mga layunin ng pagtatatag ng samahan – ang muling ibalik ang mga mag-aaral na Tsino sa Letran.
Isa sa mga plano nila ay tumulong sa marketing team ng Letran at humikayat ng mga Tsino lalo na yaong nasa Binondo na sa Letran pag-aralin ang kanilang mga anak.
Layunin din nilang pag-ibayuhin ang dami ng kasapi at anyayahan ang iba pang Tsino na umanib sa samahan.
Plano para 12-taon, handa na
by Jhennie Caldito - Letran News August 2007
Dahil sa nakatakdang pagtatapos ng Strategic Plan na saklaw mula taong 1999 hanggang 2008, ang bagong administrasyon, partikular ang komiteng binuo para sa pagpaplano ay sumailalim sa isang worksyap.
Masusing pinag-aralan sa worksyap ang misyon at bisyon ng Colegio. Sa pamamagitan nito, mabibigyan ng direksyon ang mga susunod na programa at proyekto para sa buong Letran.
Ang worksyap ay ginanap nuong Agosto 1-3 sa UST Research Center.
Ilan sa mga natapos ng grupo ay ang rebisyon sa misyon at bisyon ng Letran, ang paglikha ng 12 layunin para sa 12 taon, rebisyon sa core values at ang pagbuo ng propayl ng mga Letranista.
Sinasabing ang mga bagong planong ito ay ilalahad sa mga empleyado para makakuha ng kanilang reaksyon at opinyon. Pagkatapos ng prosesong ito ay saka pa lamang hihingin ang pagsang-ayon sa Board of Trustees.
Sa kabuuan, ang naturang plano ay hinggil sa mga programang pang-akademiko, pagsasaliksik at serbisyo para sa komunidad.
Ang bagong Strategic Plan ay sumasaklaw sa taong 2008 hanggang 2020, saklaw nito ang pagdiriwang sa ika-apat na sentinaryo ng Kolehiyo.
Kabilang sa mga miyembro ng naturang Komite para sa Pagpaplano ay sina Fr. Napoleon Encarnacion, O.P., Fr. Boyd Sulpico, O.P., Eloisa Dulay, Dr. Mecheline Zonia Manalastas, Rowena Reyes, Dr. Ma. Victoria Rosas, Ronald Dugang, Randy Castillo, Ariel delas Alas, Jhennie Villar, Jeffrey Consignado at Angelita delos Reyes.
Ang Komite ay pinamumunuan ng Rektor, Padre Tamerlane Lana, O.P.
Inaasahan ang suporta ng mga miyembro ng komunidad ng Letran para sa matagumpay na pagtatamo ng mga naturang layunin.