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Kristina Marie J. Aguilar
AB Political Science

With her radiant smile, captivating charm and bubbly
personality, this lady is definitely a head-turner! Oops…but
no! She is obviously more than just a pretty face!

She is a rare mixture of extreme talents (singing, dancing
and acting are just some of them; she’s bound to discover
new ones too), super-power athleticism (she can take on
any sport, although her favorite is volleyball) and a very
sharp mind (hello, she’s in MA!)

Having a heart for service, she inspires others to believe
that life is beautiful despite the perils it gives. She trusts
in the saying that God will always give you a thousand
reasons to smile. Her unending generosity and heart-
warming kindness brings a piece of heaven here on earth.
Indeed, the world will be a dull place without Tine in it.

P.S.
Sounds too good to be true? Well, she’s almost all that!
761

Ann Therese A. Almario
AB Political Science

There was once a girl who studied at the Ateneo from
2002 to 2006. Here she learned about politics, philosophy,
and other important matters. Everyday she studied hard
and forged friendships. Rough as it may seem, she passed
through college gracefully. Enduring the grueling task of
passing all subjects, she always had fun. She worked with
her friends, her family, and people she barely knew.
Each day she prayed to God that He would help her with
everything. And He did. Last time to say everything here.
Make a difference. And with God nothing is impossible.
Reach out to the people because we owe it to them to help
them. It doesn’t take a genius to figure this out.

Our country needs great minds and sincere workers for it
to succeed.
762

Colin Thomas T. Antig
AB Political Science

Colin Antig, old? Maybe. Mature? Maybe. Motormouth?
Extraordinaire. Right on the money. A living oxymoron. A
poker face with a motormouth, you cannot even begin to
think how that could possibly happen. A perfect foundation
for a future politician. Smooth as silk, cool as ice…and then
some. You can choose to love him or hate him. Either way
you will enjoy it. Ladies and gentlemen, the man behind
CERSA Radio, please … a round of applause for one of
God’s complex creations.
763

Broderick C. Arcilla
AB Political Science

Bon is one of the quirkiest people you’ll ever meet. He
comes off as a bit awkward when you meet him. Claims
to be a hardcore rocker but is really a softie, Bon is one
of those persons who are not ashamed to be themselves
wherever they go. He’s one animated character that you’ll
never see with a long face. Without even trying, he’ll make
you laugh. You can never tell if he’s just good in hiding his
feelings or if he really is a giddy and perpetually positive
person. He never forgets to say hello even when he’s busy
rushing through the hallways. Only God knows what’s in
store for this guy. Whatever happens, Bon’ll always be
remembered by one person for being the walking definition
of cool. Music has always been a part of Bon’s soul. So in
parting, I have these words to say to Bon: Rock On! (said in
a Bon-like voice only he can do).
764

Angelo Martin B. Arellano
AB Political Science

It is the trademark dimple and the lopsided mischievous
grin that has endeared Mayo to many of his pals. Whether
it’s cracking jokes, telling amusing stories or just teasing
friends, Mayo never fails to charm with his mysterious
smile. Charms and looks aside though, Mayo is one of the
most sensible and responsible guys around. Leadership
comes naturally to him as you can always count on him
to get a job done. And despite commitments to orgs and
projects that keep him busy, he’ll always make time to
listen to you even when it comes to the most trivial things.
Most of Mayo’s friends might tease him when it comes to
his shyness/aloofness around girls, but his girl friends (as
in friends na girls) will attest to the fact that Mayo is the
perfect guy to bring home to mom. Ever the gentleman,
Mayo contradicts the popular belief that chivalry is dead.
If there is one thing that Mayo will be forever remembered
for aside from his trademark side view pose, it will be for
his dedication, leadership, and genuine heart.
765

Dean Jason N. Arriola
AB Political Science

The Perfect Friend: Jason is anything but normal which
works to his advantage. Unlike other people, he values
the little things: the quick hello, the word of advice, and
the time spent to simply hang out and talk. Through his
appreciation of such gestures, he reminds us of the power
in relationships, and the influence of kindness. We will
never forget the coffee sessions, drinking bits, and rich
conversations. He never takes anything for granted and
that is why he does not fit in. He is over and above the
rest of us who are learning to count our blessings in those
we love. A man of a thousand words, but of even greater
heart, Jason is the kind of person you need in life. We wish
you all the success in life and love, because you deserve it.
You are one of the most informed and disciplined people
we know. Never let go of your passion for politics, because
one day you will serve your purpose and prove that you
are an asset to this country. We’ll miss you, Jase.
766

Jayvee Laurence B. Bandong
AB Political Science

He is an eminent survivor known for making papers at
the last minute it should be submitted and opting to come
to class even with hangover. He’s remembered as an
extrovert student who habitually sleeps in class and loves
to joke around and tease people when he’s up. It must have
occurred to many that his favorite subject is philosophy as
he had mastered it so much to share it with everyone. But
despite of being a prankster, he has this serious side that
makes him a good listener and a great adviser. A responsible
son and a dependable confidant, that’s Jayvee Bandong—a
blessing worth having and a friend worth keeping.
767

Joel Mark B. Barredo
AB Political Science

This essential literature is the Rosetta Stone to the
mystifying persona of Joel Mark Barredo (1984-present).
You shall embark on an odyssey of his reason and spirit
through the bodies of crucial characters of yesterday and
thus garner justifications of his mighty existence.

Sappho (625 BC) | The great Greek who attributed to his
amazing wit.
Salome (1st AD) | The gorgeous daughter of Herodias who
provided Joel with the everlasting character of devotion
and love to his Mother.
St. Genesius (300 AD) | The patron saint of clowns who
awarded Joel spirit with infinite fervor for bliss for self and
everyone.
Pedro Bukaneg (1590-1626) | The Ilokano and key to
Joel’s ingenuity.
Golda Meir (1898-1978)| The critical icon of the Israeli nation
who supplied Joel with the passion of undying service to
human kind.

Joel is entirely ready to be one of the supreme beings of
tomorrow!
768

Jose Javier P. Bautista
AB Political Science

There comes a point where you eventually get to know
everything about a person. But in the countless years we
have known Javi, we have learned this much: that we will
never ever know everything about him. Each day with him is
a pleasant new experience. Given even just a few moments,
there is much to learn from Javi. But the one thing you can
always see in him is how to be happy, genuinely happy. He
has always been effortlessly optimistic, never seeing the
silver lining. For him, there is no such thing as a cloud at all.
Javi has become what every man should be—someone we
love and are proud of.

We will forever look forward to each coming day spent
with him.
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Gregorio Rafael P. Bueta
AB Political Science

They say destiny chooses a person; it searches and finds
you. I say it is you who must choose your own destiny. The
only thing you are destined for is greatness, but the path to
greatness is yet unknown. This is a description of a person
who began his search for greatness four years ago, braving
the unknown and challenging the world. He stepped
into the Ateneo with a desire to learn and the passion to
serve. He brought much wit, charm, and a zest for life. He
became one with the campus, as he sat comfortably on a
bench and drank coffee. It was in this university that this
young man envisioned greatness for himself, school, and
country. Although he may not think the things he has done
here are the best, people believe that he has brought about
change. With all that he has done to make a difference,
Grip embodies the ideal Atenean— one of sound mind,
healthy body, good heart, and pure spirit. A man now
prepared to take on the world and live out his dreams, as
he continuously searches for and fulfills his destiny.
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Suk-Hyun Byun
AB Political Science

Timeless: friendship will never cease. Her natural character
just brightens up everyone’s spirit and soul.
Quality: intelligence and skill personified.
Picturesque: her presence just shatters the atmosphere of
noise and ugliness.
—Joel Barredo
Sukhyun is approachable, easy to start conversations with,
and once we start it’s hard to stop, because she draws you
in with her wit and charm!
—Carlo Cayabyab
Diana is always happy. Either she has a really wonderful
life or she always has a stash of Prozac in her pocket. In
any case, she’s still one of the nicest people that you can’t
get mad at even if she beats you senseless with a stick. But
she will bombard you with smiles and her non-annoying
“kakulitan.” She’s nice to have around because she never
fails to make a gloomy day even just a little bit brighter,
especially when she starts to laugh?“kelkelkelkel!”
—Joanna Orbe
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Paolo Francisco B. Camacho
AB Political Science

Paco is a great thinker. He spends lazy afternoons thinking
the hours away, often finding great insights even on the
most mundane of things. His clever antics and sharp wit
often give him solace despite the constant tensions of
juggling the different functions of being a student, a debater,
and a mountaineer all at the same time. This allows him to
wiggle his way through college fundamentally unscathed.
Always finding some sort of sense in everything that he
does, Paco makes it known to all around him that what
he does always has a point, or at least he insists on it
anyway. He craves long, winding roads, rustic towns,
metropolitan jungles, intellectual conversations and slow
solitary walks. He always has the zest for trying anything
new, capitalizing on his principle that there is no such thing
as a risk or a bad experience. This makes him independent
in mind and in life.

But entice him with a cinnamon roll and he’ll be your slave
for the day.
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Marlon D. Chavez
AB Political Science

Getting to know Marlon could be quite a task as he’s a living
irony, a walking contradiction. He is a kid bursting with
potentials yet still harbors some insecurities that hold him
down; funny how he carries his backpack as if he has the
weight of the world on his shoulders. His subtle disposition
and mysterious character can be an obstacle in figuring
out his real personality, which remains an enigma to many.
Nevertheless, befriending him is still worth all the effort for
he is one unique person with a complex mind and a pure
heart. Once you get to know him, you start to see the real
Marlon—the cute and sweet guy who rarely hesitates to
accompany you to the caf or lend a hand when you need
it. For his friends who are fortunate to know him sincerely,
Marlon is often amusing, with his silly remarks and his
willingness to be joked around. Despite his deluding guise
to many, Marlon is a sincere friend anyone would be more
than eager to keep. It took him a while to realize he didn’t
have to carry the world by himself.
773

Maria Criselda R. Consunji
AB Political Science

Princess-like. Has the courage to enter class in wig and
theatre make-up. Like any proper princess, she is aware
of the principles of governance. Aware enough to cram
papers two hours before the deadline. Enough to ace the
said paper.

Exuberant. Sang to express happiness in passing Math 11.
Sings every five minutes. Will sing as she stares at fire
trees. Will sing during lunch. Will sing while writing a paper.
Will sing for fire trees, lunch, and paper.

Charming. Rather fond of smiling. Very generous with
smiling. Has mastered feat of being charming whilst in
throes of perkiness.

Friend. Cool person to hang out with. Still sings every five
minutes.
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Emil-Anton M. Coronel
AB Political Science

You might have seen me in the streets, but man, you
don’t know me.
When you holler when you speak, remember you don’t
know me.
Save all the playing and the hating, man you don’t know me.
Quit telling people you’re my partner, man you don’t
know me.
Don’t be a groupie, keep it moving, man you don’t know me.
Hey I ain’t tripping dude, the truth is really, you don’t
know me.
Yeah, you know they call me Antwan, but you don’t
know me.
You’ll be hating me and I see why, because you don’t
know me.
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Danielle Sigfreid R. Corpuz
AB Political Science

In every class there will always be someone bound to be
like DS— the stereotypical OC. Hailing all the way from
Subic’s red light districts as he is often teased by his
blockmates, this guy never leaves any stones unturned
when it comes to group projects, papers, reports and what
not. Working with gusto almost comes naturally for this
guy. Armed with his handy calendar and file case, he never
fails to do school/org work well and on time. Beyond this,
DS was also an active member of different school projects
and student organizations that he joined but he’s most
commonly identified with the ADS. Yes, DS is also a varsity
debater. Yet despite all his commitments, he still manages
to make time to just let loose and horse around with his
blockmates. In the end, while DS may be like other people
in some aspects, he still clearly is a cut above the rest.
776

Jeric Alvin F. Cruz
AB Political Science

Dyerik/Albeen/Kroos/
One that noticeably stands out is his big head—is it due to
him having a big brain or is it a deformity? You decide.
Bossy!
YFC!
Always willing to go out of his way to help a friend.
Born leader, always at the forefront.
Always taking people under his wings.
Senator.
Overall, a good student, leader and friend.
Still loveless though.
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Elaine Patricia D. Dayrit
AB Political Science

Patty is a walking contradiction. If you know her well,
you would agree Petite but not small; poised but ‘co-boy,’
smart but sometimes clueless; idealistic but grounded; a
pessimistic optimist; vain but “sabog”. Aside from that,
she’s got great “Assss”sets—witty, good natured and a good
heart. Why, what were you thinking?

This girl has definitely changed in college. She has grown
from clueless girl to tough lady. This poem by Douglas
Malloch is for her:

The tree that never had to fight
For sun and sky and air and light
But stood out in open rain
And always got its share and rain
Never became a forest king
But lived and died a scrubby little thing
Good timber does not grow with ease
The stronger the wind, the stronger the trees.
778

Celine Marie S. Esguerra
AB Political Science

Anyone who knows Cels will say that this girl is bound to go
places in a style that’s all her own. She possesses a natural
flair that extends to everything she does and her incredible
store of ideas that makes sure that nothing she touches
is ever dull or dreary. A lover of the arts and a bona-fide
Mac user, she would rather die than go back to Windows.
She’s the revolutionized bum, with her way of handling her
responsibilities to compulsively nail everything on her mile-
long to-do list despite her tendency to take overextended
breaks and to waste thirty minutes of her life deciding
what to eat for lunch. Beyond the cool and independent
persona though is one of the most trustworthy friends
there can be. The way she wholeheartedly shares this part
of herself with others is what makes her so special. There’s
no wondering why a day in the campus is incomplete
without running into this girl. Just don’t go looking for her
in a crowd of tall people.
779

Jerome L. Flojo
AB Political Science

Jerome Flojo, aka “Flow Joe,” aka “Mr. Sleepy Head,” aka
the “Sandman.” With a great broad smile akin to that of
Magic Johnson’s, Jerome earned his earlier nicknames
for his irrepressible habit of dozing off in class. He always
has the perfect plan in making it to the dean’s list and
it entails going to class 5 minutes early in order to scan
the supposedly necessary readings; copy some notes in
the first 10 minutes of class; and evidently drowsing off
the rest of the time. Surviving the rigors of Ateneo and
chaos of the world had always come easy for this guy. His
optimism in person and such persona has learned to entice
the hearts of his peers. He never forgets to wear a smile
that has always been ready to either comfort or annoy
you. His positive disposition in anything he does is almost
contagious. Anyone in his company would immediately
be inflicted by his radiance brought about by his inner
goodness. He’s truly a treasure God has chosen for many
and a legend in his little ways.
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Lyra Mira Grace C. Flores
AB Political Science

Could you ever imagine going through life without that
special person?

Or to share and experience life’s quirks with someone
other than that “one”? For me, that would bring the most
unbearable pain. She is the one person a fool like me can
always count on. I can always draw inspiration from her
strength, intelligence, and dedication. Her heart is always
in the right place. Her loyalty never fades, just like her
integrity. And her charm is unmatched, as her elegance is
timeless. She has the amazing ability to brighten up my day
with her mere presence. Her smile beams with radiance,
which complements her classy style. I often find myself
locked in a stare, mesmerized by the kindest eyes. She is
the most beautiful person that I have been fortunate to
gaze upon. To me, she is of the “greats” to be placed up on
a pedestal. Her love, my adoration and our bond can never
be compromised. She will forever remain in my heart, she
is my best friend.
—Bes
781

Justin Jireh B. Fung
AB Political Science

He’s the Chinese guy who’s always mistaken for as a
grade-schooler lost in the jungles of Berchmans and such.
However, despite his small build and child-like features,
this dude’s got big faith! Don’t even bother trying to shake
him off his beliefs; it’d be a waste of time. Moreover, Jay
is the epitome of the Chinese stereotype of thriftiness. In
fact, his friends’ predict that his thriftiness will make him
millions someday…take note!
782

Marta Luisa Maria B. Garcia-Morera
AB Political Science

Seeing her mischievous grin, you know this girl is up to no
good. Always game for dares, forever playing pranks, and
involving you in crazy escapades that make you laugh until
your sides hurt, life becomes a roller coaster ride, an outlet
for her adventurous and spontaneous nature. Always the
last one standing, She can out-eat and out-drink anyone.
A quick mind, smart wit and a motor mouth, she knows
what she wants and how to get it. Tough on the outside,
but a softie within (although she’ll deny to death). An
environmentalist at heart and a stubborn fighter for what
she believes in, keeping up with her fast paced nature is
a workout in itself! Born with the mindset of a winner,
you know she was made for bigger things. Sweet as she
is sexy, she’s everyone’s bestfriend, walking in when the
rest of the world walks out. She believes in the power of
laughter, and puts a smile on anyone’s face. With Mart you
can feel secure that some things don’t change, and that
with her, life is worth living.
783

Beverly Ann U. Go
AB Political Science

Gods and goddesses have said to roam the earth in the old
days. But we never did believe it, did we? Who can possibly
believe that a uniquely humble bearer of irresistible
beauty can actually exist? A ray of sunshine who takes
the time to love the flowers and the bees. No one would
like to admit that someone out there is a bit wiser than
them, loves crazier than them, hopes and dreams bigger
than anyone else. Then again, after meeting Bev, you just
can’t not believe. Bev is a goddess after all. A goddess
who laughs out loud at the corniest jokes. Who cries out a
delightful “uuuuyy!” whenever she sees you. Who hourly
says, “Gutom na ako!” Who amazes you with intensely
philosophical thoughts. A goddess who has a knack of
making you smile and feel loved. Who’d get embarrassed
with you. Get lost and left behind with you. A goddess who
transcends being a friend. A gift. A miracle.
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Marianne Angela R. Hermida
AB Political Science

Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many
things which cannot be overcome when they are together,
yield themselves up when taken little by little. – Aristotle
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Kristine Mae F. Lagdameo
AB Political Science

You know you’re been “KITINized” when:
1. You can handle acads, orgwork, social life & love life altogether
2. You love your family very much (esp. Mom & Dad *hugz*)
3. You are a true, reliable, and loyal friend
4. You can handle mature relationships and make them last
5. You can read an average of 50 pages/day and still live a
normal life
6. You don’t need a microphone even in the lecture halls
7. You leave the dorm after the First Bell has rung
8. You’re a Ragnarok Addict!!! Rock on!
9. You went through the “chicken strips and vanilla
milkshake phase”
10. You can whip up a Philo Paper, etc. in just a few hours and
still pass
11. When you can see traces of Pooh, NSync, and Grant Hill in your
stuff
12. The following words just seem to fit you: loving, humble,
caring, cute, small (but terrible), kalog, loud, camwhore, pranka,
jolly, responsible, bubbly, kikay, basagulera, mataray, & pasaway!
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Ser Monina M. Lagman
AB Political Science

She was dancing again—as she always did—eyes shut, eyes
shut. She danced to the unknown beat of her own music,
and danced on the floor of her own stage. She danced at
the breakfast table, danced in front of the mirror, danced
inside the car, danced on the dark asphalt road. She danced
as she went up the stairs, and on her way down. She
danced on her way to the classroom, danced on her way
out. She danced as she slipped on a loose rock. She danced
and danced and danced, gracefully, gracefully—eyes shut.
She swayed to the whispers of the warm wind, and
shimmered under the bright sun. Her dance shimmered
under the bright sun. She danced and danced and danced,
as if she never wanted to stop. But she did. And as she
slowly opened her eyes, she saw everyone applauding her
performance. It was at that moment that she was dancing
again.
787

Karl Stephen C. Landoy
AB Political Science

Karl is well known for his great ferocity in his martial art. In
fact, some would attest that his mere presence in sparring
tournaments is enough to strike fear in the hearts of even
the bravest of competitors. This information, however,
would often surprise the people who get to know Karl
outside of his martial art simply because this guy is really
as gentle as they come. One will never suspect Karl, an
often reserved and quiet person, to be anything more than
your average, book-smart, serious student. To his friends,
however, this would not really be an accurate description
of Karl. In fact, they probably would laugh at such a
description. His friends know quite a different Karl: a fun-
loving, happy-go-lucky, easygoing guy. Yet even with all
these differing views about him, all who know Karl would
surely agree on one thing: that indeed Karl is an outstanding
virtuous guy worthy to be called an Atenean.
788

Roger Anthony I. Lastimado
AB Political Science

Rah-jur in English & Ro-zher in French, which means
“famous spear” from the Germanic elements “hrod”
meaning fame & “ger” meaning spear. The Normans
brought the name to Britain, & it replaced the Old English
cognate “Hroðgar”. The name belonged to a Norman lord
who conquered Sicily from the Arabs in the 11th century.
His son, Roger II, ruled Sicily as a king. “Like Da Vinci’s
Renaissance Man, Roj is the epitome of excellence and
well-roundedness. His skills on the playing field have won
the soccer team numerous victories. His dedication to his
studies set him above and beyond the rest. And his charm,
wit and gallantry never fail to impress the ladies. Guys like
Roj raise the bar beyond limitations. With his humility, and
his readiness to help anyone get out of a tight spot, it’s no
wonder everybody loves him.”

I was just guessing at numbers & figures, pulling the
puzzles apart. Questions of science, science and progress,
do not speak as loud as my heart.
—Coldplay
789

Paula Mae L. Laureano
AB Political Science

First time I met her; I thought she was the poster girl for Ms.
Prim and Proper. She’s been one of my closest friends for
almost three years now and she’s always been trying to get
me to attend to mass ever since. Although she’s religious
and I’m somewhat heretic, we agree with most things,
especially boys. She’s really nice; I don’t remember us having
arguments. We spent our OJT together, unforgettable for
both of us! We like each other so much, we’d even go to law
school together! I just hope she’d give the SecGen job to
someone else by then.
—Ayn
Paula is sweet and friendly to a fault, she can’t even say no.
Always the victim of students selling dried mangoes, of
stalker boys enchanted by her pretty face and little kids
selling sampaguitas, she remains a loyal and very generous
friend, always ready to share her food, ballpens, notebooks
and handouts. Ayn and I will not be able to get our readings
if it weren’t for her.
—Patty
790

Maria Regina Victoria J. Lejano
AB Political Science

Gin Cocktail Recipe

A light, spritzy concoction that appeals to all palates, ideal
for casting sessions, movie matinees, sticky situations and
political campaigns.

Ingredients: 2 oz gin, 1 twist lemon peel, 1 classic Lejano
pout, a dash of pageant queen appeal and first lady zeal,
3 cups of rice, 1 serving Manang’s inihaw na baboy, another
cup of rice, a handful of Broadway, a couple of ditzy remarks
and 5 feet, 8 inches of charm, “grace” and beauty.

Instructions: Stir all ingredients with ice and strain into a tall
cocktail glass. Add a twist of nothing and serve.

Drink moderately.
791

Mark Johan K. Lim
AB Political Science

20 years from now, Mark will read this write-up. He will
strain to remember all the faces, friends, enemies, events
and places that he had experienced, sincerely wishing
to make up for all his shortcomings and expressing his
gratitude to all of them. But maybe it’s not too late, for
Mark is exactly the type of person you would want to read
this write up with.

My Withered Hand in Yours
Yours in mine
Through the shadows of time
So Fleeting
So Familiar
So Everlasting
Thank You for Everything
792

Elizabeth Josephine Marie O. Llorente
AB Political Science

As I look at the photographs that I have taken over the
years, I see beyond the many faces and places that have
been a part of this masterpiece (in the making) that I call
my life. As I recall the moments shared and experiences
gained, I cannot help but be thankful for having had the
privilege to walk where I have walked and to have had
been able to meet and be friends with people who have
made my life so much more fun, colorful, meaningful and
memorable. Truly, my life would not have been as rich and
full if it were not for the love and support that I get from
them… my family and friends. I am who, what and where I
am now because of all these wonderful people who have
intertwined their dreams, hopes and lives with my own. So,
kudos to them, who have inspired and made a difference
in me. Know that I am eternally grateful to all of you. (By
the way, to all my friends who wrote me a write-up… thank
you for your time and effort, I was deeply touched and
moved by the things you wrote in them.)
793

Stephanie Luzette M. Macapagal
AB Political Science

Stef is a student, a mother, a daughter, and a wonderful
friend.

Finishing a degree while taking care of your duties at home
(read: baby daughter) is tough, but she makes it look so
easy. She is passionate in everything that she does. She
has a genuine love for knowledge and concern for all those
around her that people easily feel comfortable with her.
She has the talent of making people feel bigger; more
important than they already are. She has an easy smile, a
contagious laugh, and an intuitive sense of knowing what
people need--be it someone to talk to, someone to listen,
or someone to ask pad paper for quizzes from.

Stef has come a long way, and may her role be a student,
a mother, a daughter, or a friend, she does everything
exquisitely well.
794

Jesus Vicente H. Magsaysay II
AB Political Science

Chivalry at its finest. No words spoken. A silent operator
with acts of grandeur! With the attributes and features
of a future leader, he remains partly unaware of his true
potential. His feet are set firmly on the ground as he is
surrounded by people who love and respect him. His
courage and bravery towards any adversary proves that
he can climb any mountain and topple the strongest of
empires. He communicates well with people using the art
of laughter. But behind this funny man’s toned physique
lies a child at heart, an affectionate boy who shares not
just laughter but also himself. His frugality is atypical of
his politician-son stature, making him a breath of fresh air
to those who have seen one too many unjustified conceit.
The Lord’s creativity is seen when we meet one like him.
Where beneath everything stands a strong and faithful
individual ready to deliver more than what is expected of
him. This man will go the distance for anybody who needs
help. He’s certainly a wonderful creation of God.
795

Conrado M. Manauis Jr.
AB Political Science

He is friendly, kind and caring
Sensitive, loyal and understanding
Humorous, fun, secure and prim
Always there, yes that’s him
He’s one of a kind, different from others
Generous, charming, but not one that smothers
Optimistic, thoughtful, happy and game
But not just another in the long chain
Special, accepting, exciting and wise
Truthful and helpful with honest brown eyes
Confiding, forgiving, cheerful and bright
Yes that’s him, not one bit of spite.
796

Jason Rainer M. Mendoza
AB Political Science

Ah, Jason M., The Lord Rain: His kindness will lead to
his own destruction. I never thought I’d meet anyone
so selfless, or anyone so similar such that even at the
expense of your own well-being, you would do anything
to preserve the happiness of others. Make no mistake
for this is an endearing quality, and Rain makes it look so
easy. Your patience is incomparable, and through your
example I have learned to tame my own frustrations and
to have more faith in others. You have this amazing way
of avoiding conflict without compromising what is right.
Rain’s talents range from an articulate grasp of political
science, artistic vision and layout, and the faculty to hold
his liquor. More importantly however, you have the innate
ability to connect with people. In this, no one can doubt
that you’re a ladies’ man, a gentleman who actually listens
to what people say. Jason, I wish you all the best in law
school and the fulfillment of your dreams. We’ll miss you
so much. Congratulations and God Bless!
—Lyra Flores
797

Paul D. Mendoza
AB Political Science

Paul is simply one great being known for such natural
sense of humor that will surely bring you to the edge of
delightful tear-jerking and tummy-aching laughter. He’s a
real comedian—simple yet lethal. He never fails to make
his blockmates laugh. He’s not just academically active
but also an unquestionably talented basketball player
that never fails to impress his friends. He also exhibits
great leadership skills on and off the court and is always
ready to offer anyone a helping hand. He’s a guy who
you can depend on, someone who you can trust to get
the job done. He’s sometimes in for a swinging mood and
controllable talkativeness but in spite of it all, there’s a kind
heart and great friend in him. And what evens out all this
machismo is Paul’s way of saying sorry and really meaning
it. It is safe to say that even with the thick layer of male
chauvism covering up his body, it’s still easy to detect the
sincerity and the kindness that make up his core. It will
be no surprise then if Paul excels in his chosen field after
graduation.
798

Patricia B. Miranda
AB Political Science

Patty is a shiftee (formerly from IS), member of the
PAP trio (together w/ Paula and Ayn), a feminist (w/ a
whole bunch of other –ists), fiercely passionate about her
political causes (don’t get into an argument w/ her about
women’s rights), capable of eating 1/4 of her body weight
in one sitting, a street-smart “cowgirl” (she knows every
nook and cranny of Cubao), fascinated with the stuffed
animals in SEC B, obsessed with PowerPoint & Paint (she
does her friends’ projects for fun), active in sports and has
won medals without joining a varsity team, a “librarian”
(she has the textbooks), addicted to the ukay experience
(which she often waxes philosophical about), forgetful &
tends to misplace things (4 pencil cases & counting) yet
manages to remain a Dean’s Lister & a responsible leader
(especially as president of our women’s org), but most of
all, something which I am sure everyone in her network of
friends already know: she is a true friend… and that makes
all the difference in the world.
799

Maureen Marie G. Morales
AB Political Science

I love music and music loves me, thank God for that! Not
a single day passes by that you won’t hear a tune out of
me. It’s almost like an obsession. Being a member of the
choir committee of the Ateneo College Ministry Group not
only fulfilled (partially) my desire to serve God but it also
enhanced my singing voice. Most of my friends find me
to be a very cheery and friendly person, always happy
to lend a helping hand and brighten someone’s day with
a beaming smile. That’s probably because I have a very
positive outlook in life and my trust in God’s love that
envelops me keeps me sane and whole.

I can’t cook but I can appreciate good food. Miraculously,
I have pretty good taste buds. I can’t draw but I’m very
talented with imitating or copying original art forms,
pictures or drawings. I can’t dance that’s why I’m so
fascinated with people who can. I love intellectual yet
humorous people. I can be very annoying if I want to, but
most of the time, I’m just plain old me. Transparent. Jovial.
Simple.
800

Ayn Rand D. Nepomuceno
AB Political Science

Ayn—a shiftee in pol sci, a happy-go-lucky type of person,
a “turtle” according to one teacher (good at written exams,
does not recite), gets high grades in the hard exams, an
Angel Locsin look-alike, loves the Japanese and Chinese
cultures, my companion in the Senate (our unforgettable
OJT), obsessed with Garfield and Harry Potter, loves
shopping in Divisoria, knows every corner of Manila (she’s
a master commuter), a persuader (can get anyone to do
anything), sees a lot of stuff (with her third eye), does a lot
of favors and most of all, a true friend.
—paula
Ayn is a tough chick, looks mataray at first, but in reality
she is one of the sweetest, nicest and generous friends one
could even ask for. Always willing to have us use her room
as hangout, she rarely leaves the door locked. I’m surprised
no one has ever stolen her stuff! Ayn is also very intelligent,
always getting the highest marks in International Relations
and Intro to PolSci tests.
—patty
801

Jacob T. Ng
AB Political Science

One of Jake’s most defining factor is his bullet-proof
dependability—P. Camacho; He’s always game to do
anything, whether concerning school or just plain fun—C.
Verzola; He’s a firecracker, quiet until lighted. When you
get to know him better, you’ll see how loud and explosive
ha can be—R. Suarez; In serious situations, he is the one
you can count. Expect him to be behind your back in your
crying times—C. Manauis Jr.; Quiet but full of substance—A.
Uy; “Little Genius”—P. Mendoza; A manifestation of a true
friend—J. Bandong; The future king of Palawan—J. Bautista;
A loyal friend… someone to keep for old time’s sake—G.
Bueta; Looks can be deceiving, his innocent eyes hide
a strong and empowered person—R. Villarico; Always
friendly and smiling! His hilarious sense of humor makes
him popular among the ladies—C. Esguerra; Pang romantiko
ang dating—M. Arellano; You never know when he’s gonna
spring up with a new idea, things to do, etc… Life’s never
dull when Jake’s around—E. Llorente.
802

Joanna Lyn P. Orbe
AB Political Science

Joanna—an inspiration to others. Because of her gorgeous
facet, her amazing diet, her unique fashion and her
impressive wits, she never fails to turn heads. She is a
polarized girl—on one side, she can literally kick anyone’s
ass; and on the other, she can be as gentle as a baby who
cries over the littlest things. This new heartthrob used to
be the quiet girl who sat unnoticed in front of class. But
things have changed since then. She’s now disturbing
everyone’s lives. But, though she is halved, her affection
and appreciation towards her friends remain the same. She
is an inextinguishable fire that would light up your murky
days, giving you a thousand laughs or serenading you with
her nightingale-like voice. She’s a sweet person with charm
and a tint of charisma, a genuine laugh and heart to share
with.

Knowing Joanna is like opening Pandora’s Box—anything
is possible, may it be good, bad, surprising, terrifying,
fantastical, or unbelievable. Usually, though, she just makes
life different—happy.
803

Dennis Dan C. Orillaza
AB Political Science

To his circle of friends, Dennis Dan is the sweetest, most
adorable guy they know; always ready to provide company,
give advice, and ready to offer the most comforting and
assuring hugs. He’s the ideal friend; someone who’s always
ready to spend time with you and listen. “Malambing”,
in one word, especially to the girls. But the Dboys and
his blockmates don’t buy his Mr. Sensitive crap. To us,
he’s the perennial testosterone-raged/never-got-past-
the-adolescent-stage-little-boy, always on look out for a
free “feel up”; which explains why he’s always ready to
“comfort”. But seriously, we all love Dandin: our adorable
yet inexplicably irritating “doughboy” (especially when we
see his outbursts of LA Lopez and Ogie Alcasidness). He’s
so playful he doesn’t let anyone go without his innocent
teasing and pinching! You shouldn’t be deceived by his
somewhat happy-go-lucky-façade as well because dough
is one hard worker. Despite his child-like demeanor and
charm, he is a man, a man of his word.
804

Jaypee B. Ortiz
AB Political Science

Maituturing na tunay na kaibigan si Jayps—malambing,
kwela, masayang kasama…laging nandyan kung ika’y
nangangailangan. Sa kabila ng katatawanan na ihahandog
niya sa iyo, may kalaliman ang kanyang pagkatao. Siya ay
may matibay na pananampalataya sa Diyos at pagmamahal
sa kapwa at sa bansa. Nagsumubok maging tunay na
Atenista, Kristyano at Pilipino. Sa apat na taon sa kolehiyo,
hindi lamang ang antas pang-akademiko ang pinagtuunan
ng panahon… nahasa rin niya ang kanyang mga kakayahan
sa pag-awit, pagsayaw at iba pang mga hilig. Paglilingkod
sa mga maralita—ito ay ang karanasan na nagbigay
katuturan sa kanyang buhay bilang isang “tao”. Taglay
niya ang napakaraming kahanga-hanggang katangian na
makapagsasabing nasa kanya ang malaking potensyal
na maging magaling at maging matagumpay sa bawat
pakikipagtunggali sa buhay. Jaypee Ortiz—kaibigan, katoto,
magandang halimbawa, at patuloy na nagsusumikap sa
pagtataya para sa Diyos at bayan.
—sMeB
805

Norman E. Padalhin
AB Political Science

Nor“man”: a simple guy with a big heart. You never fail to
be a genuine eccentric, throwing your random stories and
thoughts which, oddly enough, start our day right. Whether
you’re talking about grade school fights with girls, plane
rides with seamen, or views on house husbandry, you
always make people smile. I love how you don’t take life
too seriously, and the fact that you can get away with a
pink shoulder bag without compromising your masculinity.
I consider myself lucky, because no matter how bad my
day begins, I have a friend whose antics cure the mood.
I distinctly remember you buying me ice cream in U.P.,
during one of the worst days ever; you should know at
times like that the simplest gestures mean the world.

An avid reader of Don Quixote and a fan of Gandhi, Norman
is a secret romantic with the passion for goodness. So stay
sweet and sincere, because that’s what we’ll miss the
most about you.
Congratulations and God bless!
—Lyra Flores, blockmate & good friend
806

Jennifer S. Padua
AB Political Science

Jen is a walking contradiction, a dichotomy of sorts. She
is strong and fragile, fearless and wary, indifferent and
compassionate, simple and extraordinary. She can even
confuse you with her way of being both wise and naïve.
She is a leader and a follower—she revolutionizes ways of
thinking, appearing, and feeling by way of example, but
contents herself with being one among the crowd. Many
will try to categorize her, like most people always do. But
Jen will always rise above the labels for she does what
most people cannot—break down unwarranted barriers
by harmonizing norms and taboos. Like a chameleon,
she is ever-changing, always pushing the envelope to
test all kinds of boundaries, sometimes straddling the line
between convention and exception in her own rebellious
manner. For that there can only be one label for her: an
inspiration. Jen is proof that the existence of limits is really
only in the mind, and it is up to each one of us to find the
courage to step up and stand out.
807

Paolo A. Punsalan
AB Political Science

Candy: A confection made primarily from sugar and
flavoring.

I don’t know how many little conversations Paolo has
started just by giving candies. Giving candies is his little
way of getting to know people. There’s never a day that
there are no goodies inside his pocket. When he feels the
need for a “sugar fix”, he reaches a couple of candies in his
pocket. He never fails to offer some to whomever is sitting
beside him. He’s even more than willing to give you that
last piece of Mentos or Potchi.

From the time a candy is unwrapped before popped into
the mouth, a lot of things can already be talked about—
jokes, issues, homeworks, etc. People have opened up to
Paolo over a piece of candy. Being the candyman has been
Paolo’s trademark. More than candies in his pocket, people
would always be reminded of his generosity. He is one of
those who have truly learned the value of sharing. This is
something he probably wants others to learn from him.
808

Maria Christina C. Rabonza
AB Political Science

Chris is a strong person with an even stronger character.
Her command over things almost always makes her the
sole driving force behind any project. She is definitely
on top of her game, with big dreams and even bigger
dedication to getting any job done perfectly. Even away
from work, she manages to assert herself by becoming
the life of any party—always gregariously animated and
hilarious with her own brand of sassy wit and humor.
People respond to her so easily because they see her
put so much life and passion into everything she does.
Combined with her penchant for exploring new avenues,
she is able to effortlessly bend and fold into various molds:
cook, musician, writer, actor, and maybe even someday, an
icon. In spite of strong male influences in her, Chris enjoys
the idiosyncratic flamboyance of female concerns, making
her the perfect companion for a wide range of activities.
She is the prototype of modern androgyny; the epitome of
style and substance. Chris is definitely, one of a kind.
809

Micah Caesar A. Raz
AB Political Science

Mic is a people-person. He possesses the great gift of
communication and puts it to good use. He assuages fights,
helps persons in need and jokes a lot. He charms anyone
with his humility, smile and easy-going personality. He can
beat anyone in chess, Tekken or any other indoor game.
On any day (rainy or sunny), you can see him at Berchmans
playing with his friends or reading his articles or being
sweet with his girlfriend (“That’s me!”). Conscientious
and mindful of his surroundings, his insights on politics,
economics, sociology and just about anything run across
any conversation. He is the life of any party. Street-smart,
he knows how to make it through any situation. While I
fret over him, he convinces me that he is alright and he is
old enough to take care of himself. While he may be a big
boy, his tenderness tugs at my heart like a little kid with a
candy. He always makes his presence felt through hugs,
kisses and sweet musings. I feel very lucky to have him in
my life. —Lynn Palis AB PoS 2005
810

Maria Angela Regina B. Regalado
AB Political Science

Angela is like that joke no one can really laugh at—it’s always
either too true to be funny or too nebulous for normal
comprehension. She walks around with dreams seeping
out of her pockets; little scraps of hopes and aspirations
only rendered feasible by her pig-headed sense of right
and wrong and her inexhaustible fount of compassion.

She’s a veritable one-woman crusade for road trips, movie
marathons, afternoon tea parties, and universal prosperity.
She’s not always easy to live with, she won’t always be
nice to you; when she bares her teeth and turns her evil eye
on you, it’s like getting severe brain freeze from guzzling
that trippy fruit shake of berries and good vibes too fast.

Change may be inevitable, and in some cases necessary;
but we dearly hope that time and change will not fully
deride our golden moments of coffee and cake and ideals
so effortless that we can only weep before their fading
exigencies.
811

Joy Vanessa M. Sebastian
AB Political Science

Vanessa is a girl who has to do something all the time.
When asked about the errands scribbled on her trusty ol’
planner—whether finishing tasks for her many affiliations or
shopping with friends to get a fix for her stiletto addiction—
her retort would always be, “There’s enough time for rest
when I’m 6 feet underground!” She’s keen on meeting new
people & can be talkative around those she’s comfortable
with. She loves making people feel utterly special. Although
she’s not the most punctual, and cramming has been in her
system for ages, her assertiveness & aptitude more than
make up for it. Even if she whines a lot & is probably the
least athletic person alive, she’ll just about try everything
once. She absolutely lives for traveling as immersing in
diverse cultures and conversing with eloquent people from
different backgrounds is something she revels in. Vanessa
earnestly wants to make something of her life and make
a difference in the world. She knows what she wants and
will get it no matter what.
812

Catherine Wynne B. See
AB Political Science

Lying deep through her outer aura of poise is a person
determined to set her own pace in life and strong enough
to stand up in the midst of constant challenges. Cathy does
so through the comfort, assurance and love that she gives
out everyday.

Cathy handles herself with the reserved confidence
that things will be all right. Indeed, what she exhibits is
an air of calmness and of a soothing dependability that
whatever you are facing, you have someone who will
give you a smile comforting enough to get you through
the day. Cathy possesses a quality about her that makes
it easy for her to show to any person that she cares. True
enough, she is surrounded by people touched by her
personality, all of which, willing to give up what time they
have just to pay back to her the comfort and security that
she so inadvertently exudes everyday. What comprises
the love that people have for her is not only her brilliant
example of what a person should be, but more so how a
person should love.
813

Czarina Grace A. Serrano
AB Political Science

Beyond the theatrics, shopping bags, and what-not
lies depth way beyond predictable, beauty more than
aesthetics could measure. Charrie is authentic in every
word and action, always standing up for the truth even if
it’s not always convenient. Her zest for life is unmistakable
as she willingly shares to you its every detail and her
animated story-telling leaves you breathless with awe and
laughter. Just always be punctual in your meetings with
her. Ironic as it may seem, the forever tardy sweetheart
turns into a certified whiner once you make her wait. She’s
wise beyond her years but still approaches the world with
childlike innocence. She moves with grace and confidence,
not only on the dance floor but also on the world’s stage.
That’s just Charrie, the girl who breezes through the crowd,
never leaving without a trace—be it an epidemic laugh, a
character sketch, or her face that of an angel, whose inner
and outer beauty melts even the most stubborn hearts.
814

Milagros Karenza Marie D. Singson
AB Political Science

Mika: “Best friend, girlfriend, drama queen, soul sister,
confidante, fashion critic, shopping partner. Honest, real
and true to herself. Knows what she wants; stops at
nothing to get it. Loves fashion, art, literature & creativity.
Strong character but is really a softie at heart. Sensitive,
independent, loyal. Cracks jokes at whim and brightens up
your day. Contagious laugh. Stands up for what she believes
in. Outspoken. If you see her reading a thick, geeky-looking
book in the lib, don’t be fooled; she’s probably got the new
issue of Cosmo tucked in it. A myriad of contradictions.
Simply flamboyant. Intelligently ditzy. Good listener.
Makes everyday a spectacle with her colorful personality
(and outfits), catty comments and impersonations. Enjoys
psychoanalyzing people. Gives advice at par with Oprah
and Dr. Phil. A real beauty inside and out. Gets lost in the
world of books but lives in the here and now with characters
slightly less eccentric but completely real, full of love: her
ultimate inspiration for everything.”
815

Ronald Ryan T. Suarez
AB Political Science

At the moment, I am officially at the midpoint of my life.
About to depart from my training grounds, I now prepare
for what is to become of the future I have eagerly been
anticipating. Hopefully, I’m ready. If not, then at least I know
myself well enough to cope with what is to come. Or do I
really? Here’s what I’ve learned about myself so far. I am
a reserved person, a hard shell to penetrate to arrive at an
otherwise softer core. I rarely get positive first impressions,
a fact even my closest friends would attest to, probably
because I choose whom to open up to. I seek a reason in
everything I say or do. I can be serious, or quirky, or loud, or
quiet. I am a person of moods and temperament. And right
now, I am a person of uncertainty. What do I do next, I don’t
know. I guess it’s too much of a gamble to predict what is
to come, for predictions might alter my optimism. At least,
I can say I already know a bit of who I am. What’s next is
for me to discover who I would be.
816

Luis Martin V. Tan
AB Political Science

“At the beginning, I didn’t realize that a certain Luis Tan
would enter my life and be an essential part of it. In him,
I finally found someone who can put up with my mood
swings and ride my “trips”. I hope we can maintain our
‘friendship’ even after you leave me in school.”
—Rizsa (may I never regret having you write here)
“Louie has the innate ability to make you feel safe. You
are everyone’s personal knight. I don’t know what I’d do
without this chauvinistic gentleman. Thank you so much
for being you”
—Lyra
“‘The course of true friendship never did run smooth.’
Indeed, Luis taught me that the worthiest of friendships
are not always the easiest to get by but could nevertheless
prove to be among the most rewarding things in this
otherwise mundane experience.”
—Cheng (may you not be the last to say this)

“Be not afraid of greatness: some men are born great,
some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust
upon them.”
—Anonymous
817

Roy Shaun G. Tancinco
AB Political Science

With a keyboard on my left hand and a mouse on the right,
that’s how people see me around the dorm. Day in day out,
I stare at the PC monitor. Some find me weird; some find
me funny, that’s up to you. What people think of me, I no
longer care. I live by my rules.
818

Margaux Dale B. Tecson
AB Political Science

Beneath the shining appearance and the surmountable
zealousness is a sweet lady whose eagerness to enjoy
every bit of time will surely brighten every single day
you spend with her. Having both a sharp mind & wit,
she will always render an enlightening and entertaining
company. Margaux will endlessly continue to surprise you
with a thousand inspiring attributes. A very perceptive
and sensitive friend, she is more than a pretty face in the
hallowed walls of ADMU. The girl seems to be nonchalant,
if not unaware of her good looks and mannequin figure and
is effortlessly smart to boot, making her not only easy to
befriend but more so, to admire. She is a genuine person
& possesses a lighthearted attitude; her humility makes
her even more beautiful inside and out. You can discuss
anything with her and she would go to great lengths to
help a friend in despair. Thank you for a friendship whose
foundation is unscathed by time and space, for touching
our lives with your laughter, beauty and kindness.
819

Anne Chinika L. Tolentino
AB Political Science

Chika…
…thinks she’s not, but hell she’s hot
beauty and brains all rolled in one.
…feels she’s aloof, yet you’ll be poofed!
Oh, she’ll make you laugh a ton!
…has hands so pretty, but what a pity
to the brutes who’ll hurt her chum.
…loves to cut, but no, she’s not
some kind of lazy dumdum.
…may seem so strong, but boy, you’re wrong!
Love songs can make her cry!
…acts like a rookie, but is one tough cookie.
Polsci is just amusement.
…tells you she hates you, I’ll bet she loves you
that’s why she is so different.
820

Edwin Alden V. Uy
AB Political Science

Forrest Gump once said, “Life is like a box of chocolates,
you never know what you’re gonna get.” Such is a
friendship with Al. Every moment is a new experience that
is bound to bring you into a whirlwind of emotions. He’ll
make you laugh with all his corny jokes. He’ll make you
cry out of frustration with his endless teasing. He’ll make
you mad with his outspokenness. But that’s Al for you, and
despite all the misgivings, you cannot help but love him all
the same.

A man who believes in jouissance, he lives in such a way
that he is able to fully espouse it with every day of his life.
He breathes freedom and treasures it so much that he does
not allow himself to be held back by anyone and anything.
Always in command and in control of all his endeavors,
he exudes a personality that is a mark of competence
and capability of being the kind of leader that would gain
respect and success in all his undertakings. Truly, Al is one
guy who will go the distance and make an impact in the
lives of one and all.
821

Manuel Jose M. Vargas
AB Political Science

Tough but vulnerable, mysteriously loving; He is easily
misunderstood. His strong features and outward
image can intimidate, but the moment you venture into
conversation and allow yourself to know him, you will be
pleasantly surprised. There is a subdued, affectionate and
genuine sweetheart that is hidden within this Cebuano’s
machismo. I’m one of the lucky ones, having found a friend
in what I believe is the real Bonj. Bonj, I know you have
your insecurities, but quite frankly there is absolutely no
reason for you to indulge in them. In a charming sort of
way, they relay your humility, but it can do you more harm
than good. You are a bright and striking person, don’t ever
doubt that. A passionate thinker, political scientist, and
Beatles fan, Bonj has the potential to revolutionize society.
His ideas are well pondered upon, as he searches for what
is true and good. Practical but ideal, stalwart but sensitive,
Bonj is a paradoxical individual whose uniqueness is his
ultimate asset. We’ll miss you Bonj!
822

Elyrhey Cesar R. Vasig
AB Political Science

“He’s a charmer of the ladies!” Then you think you got Ely all
figured out. But then, he’s really an enigma wrapped in an
enigma wrapped in an enigma wrapped…well you get the
idea. The man is mind-bogglingly complex, mysteriously
weird, sometimes quiet and reserved in one moment
and then bursting into an energetic display of humor and
seemingly full of life. He is a veritable chameleon of sorts,
switching between various moods and modes as he seems
fit. He is definitely wise beyond his years. People love to
hang out with him because of his spontaneity and words
of wisdom. He is a prudent leader, a great baller on and
off the court, master teaser, and philosopher; thus, he
exhumes charisma with levels like no other person dare
reach. He can be very frank at times and while it may be
upsetting, you can bet that Ely only tells it like he sees it
without hesitating and with only your best interests at
heart. Then again, it’s no wonder one could only describe
him as “a charmer of the ladies!”
823

Charleen Cicely Y. Verzola
AB Political Science

It’s hard to find good people these days, let alone find
someone whom you can totally trust with your heart.
Charleen is not merely one of these people, but she is
everything you hoped for in a friend, sister and daughter.
I always admired her courage to face even the toughest
adversaries, to believe in her strength to fight for what she
wants, for having the dignity of listening to her heart and
pursuing her dreams. Ask what an independent woman
is, and she can proudly stand up and show you how it is
done. Her honesty and intelligence is often masked by
her humility and genuine concern to do what is right. Her
positive outlook in all things is often highlighted through her
actions and words. Charleen will succeed in life not only
because she’s smart, but simply because she is someone
who will fear no great adventure, or shy away from
seemingly unreachable dreams, but most importantly, she
will be brilliant because she knows how to stand up and
take responsibility. And isn’t that just what this world really
needs?
824

Rafael Giancarlo T. Villarico
AB Political Science

Raffy loves anything and everything hot, from the white
sand beaches of Boracay & beautiful gorgeous women to
Flaming Hot Cheetos! His goal-driven, scorching personality
has made him excel not only in his academics but his extra
curricular activities as well. As the clock hits midnight,
Raffy, wearing his patented button down short-sleeved
polo and blue jeans, is off to heat up parties and pump the
adrenaline of people he meets there. He possesses an aura
which has the ability to crush the bar of awkwardness into
pieces, and a humor that travels from your ears to gently
touch you where it matters the most: your heart. This
spinster might seem like a gigolo to some, but in reality,
Raffy has a very compassionate and emotional side in him.
With that passion burning and opportunities opening for
him, he is sure to be as hot and fervent about anything that
comes across his path.
825

Ernesto O. Villarin, Jr.
AB Political Science

Aka: Syoti, Ernie, Nes, Junior

Syoti is a man of few words but when he starts talking,
you learn that he’s actually intelligent (on some days),
an honest man (65% of the time), a genuinely nice guy
(only when there’s something in it for him) but on most
days ending in y, Syoti’s that guy you can talk with about
anything, that guy that’ll keep your darkest secrets safe,
that guy who loves his family, and values learning more
than the next person. If you don’t know him, you missed
out on some corny jokes and meaningless commentary,
but most of all, you missed out on a great friendship and
some good times.

Nes is reliable and responsible when it comes to almost
everything, and at the same time he is so laidback of a
person. He makes sure that he handles his business and
will no doubt be on top of any industry he chooses, in
my opinion. Without a doubt, Nes will always be that guy
whose talents shine in all directions.

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