by Loreben Tuquero
Ateneo Gabay participated in the recently concluded Council of Organizations of the Ateneo (COA) Recruitment Week 2016: Lakbayan held in the Manuel V. Pangilinan Center for Student Leadership Roofdeck from August 22-26, 2016. This week-long event aimed to recruit new members to the 53 various organizations that make up COA.
In line with this, Gabay released a series of promotions, with the theme “Humans of Ateneo Gabay”, which emphasized the diversity of Gabayanos, and how members of the organization come from different walks of life. The main promotion was a profile picture blast on Facebook that asked Gabayanos the question, “Saan ka nadala ng Ateneo Gabay?” This highlighted every member’s individual and unique experience of serving the different sectors of the organization. The promotions also included answers from a number of Gabay alumni.
A total of 229 new members joined the organization, while 203 members renewed their membership. This brings Gabay’s total number of members to 432.
The whole project was headed by Grace Eden Decierdo and Haygies Sunga. The programs were subheaded by Von Casem and Kyle Tabalan, logistics were handled by Blaise Pamplona and Ariana Gaza, the secretariat included Julia Agida and Christelle Cortez, and the promotions were spearheaded by Yayin Araña and Ana de Duque.