August 28, 2008 – One of the UP Aguman’s most popular pet projects, the Pautakan 2008 was officially launched by the Educational Committee, headed by its Chairperson Buduy Mallari, during a GenMeet held last Thursday. Now on its 35th year, it will be held on October 23-25, 2008 at Don Bosco Academy Pampanga. This year’s theme is “Individual Excellence through Team Play”.
Numerous elementary and high schools from Pampanga will challenge the defending champions Holy Family Academy (Elementary) and Don Bosco Academy (High School) for this year’s titles. The eventiual Jade (35th) Champions will win trophies and medals of pride and honor and of course, a year's worth of bragging rights. for being the brightest academic team in the whole province of Pampanga. The high school champion will also earn the privilege of representing UP Aguman and Pampanga in PatalaSanlahi, an academic competition featuring the champions of the all the other provincial organizations in UP Diliman.
This year, the EducComm’s objective is to come up with one, if not the best, of the most unforgettable and most prestigious Pautakan, in line with UP Aguman’s 35th Anniversary. Rightly so, Pautakan 2008 is endorsed by the Department of Education in Pampanga.
During the launch, the task assignments of the Aguman’s six working committees were announced with the details and target deadlines. Each member was also organized into the different subject categories for the making of the Pautakan questions. These lists of committee and questions assignments and an updated questions guideline (originally written by Arch. Roland Alejandrino, Diquit-Diquit 1996A) were uploaded in the Files section of the residents’ Yahoo! Group.
The Educational Committee is composed of the following members: Buduy Mallari, Renz, Caliguia, Josef Marimla, Joms Caylao, Cindy Paguio, RJ Esguerra, Ruth Henson, Neicy Nicdao and Anj Herico.