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January 28, 2020

Siya Nga! Reflections with Art (DLSUPH, 2019) is a book of short reflections by Fr. Jose Ramon T. Villarin, SJ, President of the Ateneo de Manila University. The volume, edited by David Jonathan Y. Bayot, dwells on fifty-two terms in the Christian faith. Each of the reflections is elucidated by an image of an art piece created by a Filipino painter or sculptor or photographer. Contributing artists include: National Artist Benedicto Cabrera (BenCab), Dame Betsy Westendorp, Justin Nuyda, Wig Tysmans, Marivic Rufino, and Elmer Borlongan, among others.

The book was launched on January 28, 2020 at De La Salle University to celebrate, among other things, the unprecedented event of publication partnership of De La Salle University and Ateneo de Manila University and the 60th birthday of Fr. Villarin. On that significant occasion, the historic St. La Salle Hall was lit with the school colors of ADMU and DLSU—blue and green, respectively.

Launching of Siya Nga!

Author Fr. Jose Ramon T. Villarin, SJ & Editor, David Jonathan Bayot

Br. President of DLSU Raymundo B. Suplido, FSC delivers Welcome Remarks

Presentation of First Copy to Author by the Br. President, the Br. Chancellor, and the Executive Publisher/Editor

Response of Author, Fr. Jose Ramon T. Villarin, SJ

Presentation of Copy to Dame Betsy Westendorp

Presentation of Copy to Amb. Jose L. Cuisia, Jr.

Presentation of Copy to Amb. Albert del Rosario

National Artist Benedicto Cabrera (BenCab) Presentation of Tokens of Felicitations to DLSU & Ateneo Presidents

Br. Chancellor of DLSU Bernard Oca delivers Closing Remarks

St. La Salle Hall in Blue and Green with (R-L) National Artist BenCab, Annie Sarthou, Ma. Luz Vilches, Consul Antonio Rufino, Marivic Rufino, Aniceto and Anna Sobrepeña, Charles Rufino, and Amb. Wilfrido Villacorta

St. La Salle Hall in Blue and Green with Administrators of DLSU and ADMU