JBEC’s Anti-Bullying Advocacy

Watch out for the powerful documentary “Bully” by Lee Hirsch. This film was first screened in the Philippines at the recent Jesuit Basic Education Congress in Zamboanga City. It will be premiered on 06 November 2012 at 6:30 pm in Robinson’s Galleria Cinema 4. A special press preview has been set on 20 October 2012 at 8 am  in Xavier School. Continue reading

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The 2nd Jesuit Basic Education Congress Delegates

After the closing Eucharistic Celebration, the 340 congress delegates were gathered for a group picture, but not before the Jesuit priests posed for this semi-wacky shot.

Jesuit priests pose after the Mass.

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#MindaNow Congress Synthesis (Fr. Johnny C. Go, SJ)

Towards the end of JBEC’s #MindaNow Congress, Fr. Johnny Go, SJ offered one way of synthesizing the different themes that emerged from the inputs and the discussions. He named three big ideas: Diversity + Conflict + Bullying–three issues that Ignatian educators in the Philippines need to address and grapple with. Continue reading

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Keynote 4: Quo vadis, JBEC? (Fr. Provincial Jose Magadia, SJ)

On Day 2 of JBEC’s #MindaNow Congress, Fr. Provincial addressed the delegates to report on the Province as well as to offer suggestions on directions for the Jesuit primary and secondary schools apostolate. Continue reading

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Keynote 3: “Understanding Bullying and Creating Caring Communities” (Dr. Honey Carandang)

Dr. Honey Carandang

Dr. Honey Carandang gave the third keynote address during the Jesuit Basic Education Congress in Zamboanga City. Her talk followed a special sneak preview of Lee Hirsch‘s documentary “Bully,” for which JBEC has acquired the distribution rights in the Philippines.

In her talk, Dr. Carandang provided the delegates a framework to be used in addressing the worsening problem of bullying in schools.

She also advocated for more preventive measures, primarily in the effort to create what she calls “caring communities” in our schools.

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Keynote 2: What’s Wrong with the Picture? (Righting Mindanao’s History) by Fr. Albert Alejo, SJ

Fr. Albert Alejo, SJ

Fr. Albert Alejo, SJ delivered the second day’s first keynote entitled “What’s Wrong with the Picture? Righting Mindanao’s History.” In his provocative presentation, Fr. Alejo bewailed the flagrant factual errors common in our textbooks, leading to unfair stereotypes and labels. Needless to say, many questions were raised during the Open Forum. Continue reading

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Pag-alingasa/Pag-aalumpihit (A poem by Beting Inangcob-Colmo)

Ms. Beting Inangcob-Colmo

Ms. Beatriz Inangcob-Colmo was one of the resource speakers at the Jesuit Basic Education Congress in the panel discussion called “Mindanao Voices: Feelings and Wish Lists.” Herself an indigenous woman, Beting, as she is called, spoke on behalf of the lumad people, sharing with her audience of educators the unheard feelings and concerns of the Indigenous Peoples of Mindanao. Continue reading

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