Ateneo de Davao University, 60th Anniversary
Amstar Company, Inc. Perf. 14.
Se-tenant Blocks of 4, Sheets of
(4 x 10); Souvenir Sheets
Se-tenant Blocks of 4 (40,000)
High School Building
Preschool and Grade School Building
Stained Glass "Assumption"
Souvenir Sheets of 4 (8,000)
Graphic Designer: Blue Iguana
Design Coordinator: Dr. Ngo Tiong
Tak, Corazon T. Loza
First Day Covers: Manila, Davao
Souvenir Folders issued with a
Souvenir Sheet and a Davao FDC; priced at P185.
Initial quantity of the souvenir sheets was 6,000; when Ateneo bought 2,000
of them, an
additional 2,000 was printed and delivered September 5.
ATENEO DE DAVAO UNIVERSITY - 60th
The Ateneo de Davao University is one of
nine schools in the Philippines owned and operated by the Society of
Jesus. The school tradition at Ateneo de Davao University is the
product of over four centuries of educational experience of the
Jesuits. This tradition started with the establishment of a College
in Messina in 1548 by St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society
of Jesus, and which is now found in many educational institutions
through the on world managed by the Society of Jesus.
At the request of the Most Reverend Luis
del Rosario, S.J., Bishop of Zamboanga, which then included Davao,
the Jesuit Fathers took over St. Peter's Parochial School and
founded the Ateneo de Davao in 1948. The founding fathers were well
led by Fr. Theodore E. Daigler S. J., who became the first Rector of
the school. The other founding Fathers were Frs. Alfredo Paguia, S.J.
and Grant Quinn S. J. and Scholastics James Donelan, S. J. and
Rodolfo Malasmas, S.J.
The Ateneo de Davao rests on the
time-tested foundations of Jesuit education: cura personalis (care
for the individual student) and magis (always seeking the greater
good), among others. The Ateneo education is student-centered and
attentive to the development of the whole person. Ateneo programs
stress spiritual formation and service learning to prepare its
students for service to the country and the global community.
Excellence and services are Ateneo
hallmarks. Validations of quality include a level III accreditation
from the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and
Universities (PAASCU) and the Federation of Accrediting Associations
of the Philippines (FAAP) for Arts and Sciences, Education, Commerce
and Accounting, Engineering and Social Work. Since 2001, the Ateneo
de Davao University has been among a select number of private higher
education institutions (HEls) granted "full autonomy status" by the
Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED)