May 10, 2010

For men

Cervini Hall was one of two residential halls for students built in the 1960s inside the Loyola Heights campus of the Ateneo de Manila University. It was inaugurated in 1966 and named after the Jesuit priest Father Andrew F. Cervini, SJ. When the university finally turned co-educational in the 1970s, Cervini Hall became the men's dormitory. And if you're wondering about the yellow ribbons on the trees, they're leftovers from the death of former Philippine President Corazon Aquino on August 1, 2009 and not the university's endorsement of the presidential candidacy of her son Noynoy.

Cervini Hall in Ateneo de Manila Universitiy




Whatever your faith is, please keep the Philippines in your thoughts and prayers today and in the next few days. We go out to vote for our national and local governments today. Please pray that the elections and the counting will be clean (election cheating has always been rampant here), that there won't be too much violence (asking for no violence at all is not realistic), that the new counting machines will work without a hitch (it's the first time we're using machines—counting was always done manually in the past), and that we finally elect good leaders who will selflessly work for the good of the country and of all Filipinos (rather than those who will just work for their own enrichment).

16 comments:

ρομπερτ said...

Looks like a very peaceful place to reach every morning.

Wonder whether the yellow ribbons will continue to rise, with the growing of the trees; leaving a lasting statement, hopefully put into action with the upcoming elections.
Wishing you a wonderful start into the new week, much peace and good results.

daily athens

Clueless in Boston said...

Good luck with the election.

Olivier said...

j'espère que les élections se passent bien et que le résultat soit valider....bonne chance

Pam said...

Prayers said, Hilda...
sadly corruption in government is a problem the whole world has. Talking about it is a step in the right direction and voteing to give the people a voice in their own government.

brattcat said...

You and your country are in our thoughts, Hilda.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

interesting information as always. amazing that the yellow ribbons would still be there. and good luck in the elections. I will think positive thoughts.

Cezar and Léia said...

God bless all people there, and I hope they can do the right thing in this important moment for the nation.
Léia :)

Halcyon said...

I hope the elections have a good turnout. There's so much greed in the world these days, it's hard to find good leaders.

Jacob said...

A beautiful shot of what appears to be a beautiful building. I can think of nicer places to live than a dormitory, but I think it helps students if the dormitories are well-constructed and clean as this appears to be.

Best wishes on your elections. We need the same things you need - "good leaders who will selflessly work for the good of the country" rather than for their own party and their desire to regain power!

Lois said...

That looks very similar to one of the residence halls here on our campus!

Photo Cache said...

the country has been in our thoughts all day yesterday as we knew you were out voting while we out here go to lunch and celebrate mother's day.

hope things went quietly.

god bless the philippines

VP said...

I'll keep in mind all the thins you asked, but I think the last one is beyond our powers not in your country but everywhere. I really hope to be wrong...

Louis la Vache said...

The building has a very 1960s feel to it.

«Louis» sincerely hopes the election went well. His own country now has one of the most corrupt governments in its history. It is not the "change" we had "hoped" for.

Don and Krise said...

Hilda, you and your country will be in our prayers. And, as usual we'll be looking to you for our daily updates. You're much better than the evening news! ;-)

Dina said...

How did it go?

George said...

I hope the elections went smoothly and that the results were good for the Philippines.