Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan is a private, Catholic university run by the Society of Jesus in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines.
It was founded on June 7, 1933 as the Ateneo de Cagayan by an American Jesuit missionary, Fr. James T. G. Hayes, S.J., who later became the first Bishop and Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro. In 1958, Ateneo de Cagayan became a university and was renamed to its present name, Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan, in honor of the Jesuit missionary, St. Francis Xavier.

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  • 1. [Ateneo de Davao University] The Ateneo de Davao University is a private teaching, service and research university run by the Society of Jesus in Davao City in the Philippines. It is also known by the acronym AdDU. It was established in 1948, and is the seventh Ateneo opened by the Jesuits in the Philippines. The university has five undergraduate
  • 2. [Ateneo de Zamboanga University] The Ateneo de Zamboanga University is a Catholic and Jesuit university in Western Mindanao. It is also known by the acronym AdZU. Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1912, it is the second oldest Jesuit school in the Philippines. It initially offered primary and secondary education for boys. It became a college in 1952, and a university in August 2001. The Ateneo de Zamboanga began in 1912 as Escuela Catolica, a parochial school ran by Spanish Jesuits.
  • 3. [Southeast Asia Rural Social Leadership Institute] The Southeast Asia Rural Social Leadership Institute (SEARSOLIN) is one of the outreach units of the Jesuit-run Xavier University located in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. It is an international training center dedicated to the formation of socially committed and competent leaders in the struggle for poverty alleviation and holistic human development within the context
  • 4. [Jose Ramon Villarin] Father Jose Ramon T. Villarin, S.J., known as "Fr. Jett" by his students and colleagues, is a Filipino Jesuit priest and scientist, who currently serves as university president of the Ateneo de Manila University. On June 29, 2010, he was elected to succeed Fr. Bienvenido Nebres, S.J. as President of the Ateneo de Manila University.
  • 5. [Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro] The Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro (Latin: Archidioecesis Cagayanus) is an Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines. It is a metropolitan see in the island of Mindanao which comprises the civil Provinces of Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, Camiguin, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, and the Dinagat
  • 6. [James Hayes (bishop)] James Thomas Gibbons Hayes, S.J., D.D. is the First Bishop and Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro. He established the Ateneo de Cagayan which is known today as Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan and Lourdes College. A road going to the City Hall of Cagayan de Oro is named after him.
  • 7. [Peter Faber] Saint Peter Faber, S.J. (French: Pierre Lefevre or Favre, Spanish: Pedro Fabro, Latin: Petrus Faver) (13 April 1506 – 2 August 1546) was the first Jesuit priest and theologian, who was also a co-founder of the Society of Jesus. Pope Francis announced his canonization on 17 December 2013.
  • 8. [Teofisto Guingona, Jr.] Teofisto Tayko Guingona, Jr. (born July 4, 1928) is a Filipino politician who is the 13th and former Vice President of the Philippines from 2001 to 2004, during the first term of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Born in San Juan, Rizal (now San Juan, Metro Manila), Teofisto is a graduate of Ateneo de Manila University, where he was a working student.
  • 9. [Tomas Osmeña] Tomas "Tommy" de la Rama Osmeña (born July 26, 1948) is a Filipino politician who served as Congressman for the second district of Cebu City from 2010 to 2013. Prior to his congressional term, he has also served as mayor of Cebu City from 1988 to 1995 and from 2001 to 2010. He lost in the May 13, 2013 mayoral election to incumbent mayor Michael L. Rama.
  • 10. [Miguel Bernad] Miguel Anselmo Azcona Bernad, S.J. (May 8, 1917 – March 15, 2009) was a Filipino Jesuit priest, academic, author, journalist and editor. He was editor-in-chief of Philippine Studies from 1956 to 1959. He was buried at the Manresa Jesuit Cemetery at SEARSOLIN (a research center of Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan).
  • 11. [Francis Casey Alcantara] Francis Casey "Niño" Alcantara (born February 4, 1992) is a top-level tennis player from the Philippines. He won the 2009 Australian Open Boy's Doubles event with Hsieh Cheng-peng, beating Mikhail Biryukov and Yasutaka Uchiyama, 6-4, 6-2 in the final.
  • 12. [Jojo Lastimosa] Isabelo Lastimosa, Jr. (born on March 10, 1964), better known as Jojo Lastimosa and by his nickname "Jolas", is a former Filipino professional basketball player from Cagayan de Oro City who played in the Philippine Basketball Association for the Purefoods TJ Hotdogs, the Alaska Aces and the Pop Cola Panthers from 1988-2003. He was also
  • 13. [Eduardo Hontiveros] Rev Fr Eduardo Pardo Hontiveros, SJ PMM(Ph) (20 December 1923 – 15 January 2008), also known as "Fr. Honti", was a Filipino Jesuit composer and musician, best known as an innovative hymnwriter behind popular Philippine liturgical music.
  • 14. [Misamis Oriental] Misamis Oriental (Cebuano: Sidlakang Misamis, Tagalog: Silangang Misamis) is a province of the Philippines located in the Northern Mindanao region. Its capital and provincial center is Cagayan de Oro City, which is governed independently from the province.
  • 15. [Aquilino Pimentel, Jr.] Aquilino "Nene" Quilinging Pimentel, Jr. (born December 11, 1933) is a Filipino politician who served as the President of the Senate of the Philippines from 2000-2001.

  • 16. [Nicanor Perlas] Nicanor Jesus Pineda Perlas, III (born January 10, 1950 in Manila, Philippines) is a Filipino activist and a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award in 2003.

  • 17. [Nereus Acosta] Juan Romeo Nereus Olaivar Acosta, popularly known as Neric Acosta, is a politician, academician, and political scientist in the Philippines. He is a former member of the Philippine House of Representatives, representing the first district of the province of Bukidnon from 1998 to 2007. He is currently the Presidential Adviser for Environmental Protection and concurrent General Manager of the Laguna Lake Development Authority.
  • 18. [Nelbert Omolon] Nelbert "Bitoy" Omolon (born June 30, 1980 in Talakag, Bukidnon) is a Filipino professional basketball player who currently plays for the San Miguel Beermen (2014-present)|San Miguel Beermen]] in the Philippine Basketball Association. He was drafted 8th overall in the class of 2004 that included Rich Alvarez, Marc Pingris, James Yap, Ranidel de Ocampo, Gary David, Sonny Thoss and Wesley Gonzales. He is a versatile player who can score inside and outside, and can play multiple positions as well.
  • 19. [Cagayan de Oro] Cagayan de Oro (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Cagayan de Oro; Filipino: Lungsod ng Cagayan de Oro) is a highly urbanized and capital city of the province of Misamis Oriental in Mindanao, southern part of the Philippines. It serves as the regional center and business hubs for Northern Mindanao (Region X), and is part of the growing Metropolitan Cagayan de Oro area, which includes the city of El Salvador.
  • 20. [Commission on Higher Education (Philippines)] The Commission on Higher Education of the Philippines, abbreviated as CHED, is attached to the Office of the President for administrative purposes. It covers both public and private higher education institutions as well as degree-granting programs in all post-secondary educational institutions in the country.
  • 21. [Aquilino Pimentel III] Aquilino Martin de la Llana Pimentel III commonly known as Koko Pimentel, is a Filipino politician, a member of the Partido ng Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), and serving as member of the Senate of the Philippines. He is the eldest son of the former senator Aquilino Pimentel, Jr. (1987–1992, 1998–2010) and Lourdes dela Llana-Pimentel. He was sworn–in on August 11, 2011 and proclaimed as the 12th winning senator in the 2007 election.
  • 22. [University of the Philippines Manila] The University of the Philippines Manila (usually referred to as U.P. Manila), founded in 1908, is a coeducational and public research university in the Philippines. It is located in the city of Manila, the country's capital. It is the oldest of the seven (7) constituent universities of the University of the Philippines System. Its oldest
  • 23. [Ateneo de Manila University] The Ateneo de Manila University (Filipino: Pamantasang Ateneo de Manila; also referred to as “the Ateneo”) is a private, coeducational, Roman Catholic, teaching and research university located in Quezon City, Philippines. Established in late 1859 by the Society of Jesus, it is the oldest Jesuit educational institution and third-oldest university in the Philippines.
  • 24. [Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities] The Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) is a private, voluntary, non-profit and non-stock corporation which was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission of the Philippines. It is a service organization which accredits academic programs which meet commonly accepted standards of quality education.
  • 25. [Camiguin] Camiguin (Tagalog pronunciation: [kamiˈɡin], (Cebuano: Probinsya sa Camiguin, Tagalog: Lalawigan ng Camiguin) is an island province of the Philippines located in the Bohol Sea, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) off the northern coast of Mindanao. It is politically part of the Northern Mindanao Region of the country and formerly a part of Misamis Oriental province.
  • 26. [Cebu Queen City United F.C.] Cebu Queen City United Football Club is a Filipino association football club based in Cebu City, Philippines. Founded in 2011 and affiliated with Cebu Football Association.
  • 27. [Mount Hibok-Hibok] Mount Hibok-Hibok (also known as Catarman Volcano) is a stratovolcano on Camiguin Island in the Philippines. It is one of the active volcanoes in the country and part of the Pacific ring of fire.
  • 28. [Dike (mythology)] In ancient Greek culture, Dikē (Greek: Δίκη, English translation: "justice") was the spirit of moral order and fair judgement based on immemorial custom, in the sense of socially enforced norms and conventional rules. According to Hesiod (Theogony, l. 901), she was fathered by Zeus upon his second consort, Themis.
  • 29. [Wendell Fertig] Wendell Fertig (16 December 1900 – 24 March 1975) was an American civil engineer, in the American-administered Commonwealth of the Philippines, who organized and commanded an American-Filipino guerrilla force on the Japanese-occupied, southern Philippine island of Mindanao during World War II.
  • 30. [Department of Finance (Philippines)] The Philippines' Department of Finance (DOF) (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Pananalapi) is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for the formulation, institutionalization and administration of fiscal policies, management of the financial resources of the government, supervision of the revenue operations of all local government units, the review, approval and management of all public sector debt, and the rationalization, privatization and public accountability of corporations and assets owned, controlled or acquired by the government.
  • 31. [Lapu-Lapu] Lapu-Lapu (fl. 1521) was a ruler of Mactan, an island in the Visayas, Philippines, who is known as the first native of the archipelago to have resisted Spanish colonization. He was also responsible for the death of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan. He is now regarded, retroactively, as the first Filipino hero. He is also known under the names Çilapulapu, Si Lapulapu, Salip Pulaka, Cali Pulaco, and Lapulapu Dimantag.
  • 32. [Carlos P. Garcia] Carlos Polístico García, commonly known as Carlos P. García, (4 November 1896 – 14 June 1971) was a Filipino teacher, poet, orator, lawyer, public official, political economist and guerrilla leader, who was the eighth President of the Philippines.
  • 33. [Francis Xavier] Francis Xavier, SJ, born Francisco de Jasso y Azpilicueta (7 April 1506 – 3 December 1552), was a Roman Catholic missionary born in Xavier, Kingdom of Navarre (now part of Spain), and co-founder of the Society of Jesus. He was a study companion of St. Ignatius of Loyola and one of the first seven Jesuits
  • 34. [Teacher education] Teacher education refers to the policies and procedures designed to equip prospective teachers with the knowledge, attitudes, behaviors and skills they require to perform their tasks effectively in the classroom, school and wider community.
  • 35. [Lady Justice] Lady Justice (Latin: Iustitia, the Roman goddess of Justice, who is equivalent to the Greek goddesses Themis and Dike) is an allegorical personification of the moral force in judicial systems.
  • 36. [Business education] Business education involves teaching students the fundamentals, theories, and processes of business. Education in this field occurs at several levels, including secondary education and higher education or university education. Approximately 38% of student enroll in one or more business courses during their high school tenure.
  • 37. [Supreme Court of the Philippines] The Supreme Court of the Philippines (Filipino: Kataas-taasang Hukuman ng Pilipinas; colloquially referred to by the Spanish: Corte Suprema), is the highest court in the Philippines. The court consists of 14 associate justices and one Chief Justice. Pursuant to the Constitution, the Supreme Court has "administrative supervision over all courts and the personnel thereof".
  • 38. [United Football League (Philippines)] The United Football League, commonly known as UFL Division 1 or UFL, is an association football league based in the National Capital Region of the Philippines, governed by the Football Alliance (FA) in partnership with United Football Clubs Association (UFCA). The UFL is the Philippines' primary football league. It is contested by 10 clubs and
  • 39. [Mindanao] Mindanao (/mɪndəˈnaʊ/ min-də-NOW) (Tagalog: Kamindanawan) is the second largest and southernmost major island in the Philippines. It is also the name of one of the three island groups in the country (the other two being Luzon and the Visayas), consisting of the island of Mindanao and smaller surrounding islands. Davao City is the largest city in Mindanao. As of the 2010 census, the island's population itself is 20,281,545 people, while the Mindanao island group has 21,968,174 inhabitants.
  • 40. [President of the Philippines] The President of the Philippines (Filipino: Pangulo ng Pilipinas) is the head of state and head of government of the Philippines. The President leads the executive branch of the Philippine government and is the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. The President of the Philippines in Filipino is referred to as Ang Pangulo or informally by the Spanish title, Presidente.
  • 41. [Liberal arts education] The liberal arts (Latin: artes liberales) are those subjects or skills that in classical antiquity were considered essential for a free person (Latin: liberal, "worthy of a free person") to know in order to take an active part in civic life, something that (for Ancient Greece) included participating in public debate, defending oneself in court,
  • 42. [Consortium] A consortium is an association of two or more individuals, companies, organizations or governments (or any combination of these entities) with the objective of participating in a common activity or pooling their resources for achieving a common goal.
  • 43. [Society of Jesus] The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu, S.J., SJ or SI) is a Christian male religious congregation of the Catholic Church. The members are called Jesuits. The society is engaged in evangelization and apostolic ministry in 112 nations on six continents. Jesuits work in education (founding schools, colleges, universities and seminaries), intellectual research, and cultural pursuits. Jesuits also give retreats, minister in hospitals and parishes and promote social justice and ecumenical dialogue.
  • 44. [Private university] Private universities are universities not operated by governments, although many receive tax breaks, public student loans, and grants. Depending on their location, private universities may be subject to government regulation. This is in contrast to public universities and national universities. Some universities are non-profit and some are for-profit.
  • 45. [Philippine Basketball Association] The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) is a men's professional basketball league in the Philippines composed of twelve company-branded franchised teams. It was the first professional basketball league in Asia and is the second oldest continuously existing in the world after the NBA. The league's regulations are a hybrid of rules from FIBA and the NBA.
  • 46. [Bronze Star Medal] The Bronze Star Medal is the fourth-highest individual military award and the ninth-highest by order of precedence in the US Military. It may be awarded for acts of heroism, acts of merit, or meritorious service in a combat zone. When awarded for acts of heroism, the medal is awarded with the "V" device.
  • 47. [Imperial Japanese Army] The Imperial Japanese Army (IJA; Kyūjitai: 大日本帝國陸軍, Shinjitai: 大日本帝国陸軍, Romaji: Dai-Nippon Teikoku Rikugun) literally "Army of the Greater Japanese Empire", was the official ground-based armed force of the Empire of Japan, from 1871 to 1945. It was controlled by the Imperial Army General Staff Office and the Ministry of War, both of which were nominally
  • 48. [Catholic Church] The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.2 billion members worldwide. It is among the oldest religious institutions in the world, and has played a prominent role in the history of Western civilisation. The Catholic hierarchy is headed by the Bishop of Rome, known
  • 49. [Goalkeeper (association football)] Goalkeeper, often shortened to keeper or goalie, is one of the major positions of association football. It is the most specialised position in the sport. The goalkeeper's primary role is to prevent the opposing team from successfully moving the ball over the defended goal-line (between the posts and under the crossbar). This is accomplished by
  • 50. [United States Air Force] The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven American uniformed services. Initially part of the United States Army, the USAF was formed as a separate branch of the military on 18 September 1947 under the National Security Act of 1947.
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