The main campus of the Ateneo is an 83-hectare property in Loyola Heights in Quezon City.
The area is home to the university’s college and graduate schoo, as well as its high school and grade school.
The ateneo campus sits in a location that was claimed by the Tuazon clan from loyola to diliman where the university of the philippines is.
A little bit of trivia, the patriarch Tuason was not of tagalog origin.
Tua was an chinese immigrant from Fukien, Son Tua who settled in Binondo, Manila in the early 18th century. to engage in the galleon trade directly competing against our timawas who were promised freedom and ownership of our native lands through the previous intercession of the tagalog maginoo or nobility.
Amassing wealth because of his business acumen, he became possibly the richest man in the Philippines by late 18th century.
As a migrant, he worked for the King of Spain, Carlos IV who elevated his status to the spanish nobility by a royal decree of 1782. He showed support to the crown by siding with the spaniards against british occupation in the philippines.
The present tuason families descended from an intermix of Chinese, Spanish and Filipino families.
During the, Son Tua was one of the very few residents to rally the mestizo immigrants mostly in sangley, cavite around the spanish colonial troops. He even financed and helped direct counterattacks. He was promoted to colonel and he organized 1,500 chinese mestizos to back up the spanish prince.
It was a treacherous time for Spain in the Philippines, as the British invasion had weakened Spain’s power, that was tremendously occasioned by tagalog rebellions and demands for independence led by Katipunan which adhered to the native Magdiwang principles of pinga.
The practice in that time was to reverse the syllabary of chinese name, so Son-tua was hispanized to Tua-son.
From that time on he was called Don Antonio Tuason. This was also the time when the hacienda de marquina was turned over by the spanish government to the Tuason that started the war between two gremios, the mestizos and the naturales leading to the massacres of chinese mestizo immigrants.
The plush villages in the Ayala heights adjacent to Loyola is a mute witnesses to the foregoing events.
After the success against the british, the spanish crown unmindful of the proprietary rights of the tagalog natives, awarded tuason with large tracts of prime lands by encircling from sunrise to sunset by using several horses in different stations the areas of Diliman and Marikina.
Through this feat Don Antonio made sure that he traversed thousands of hectares in a day. Thus began the Tuason real estate empire which survives to this day.
Therefore, the site location of the University of the Philippines was due to the courtesy of the said family, not through the generosity of the tagalog natives, what an irony.
All these transgressions were blessed by Ignacius, the founder of the society of jesus, who was a native of spain, thus, the area around ateneo was called Loyola heights.
Back to ateneo, Rockwell Center and Salcedo Village, both in Makati, house the university’s professional schools of Ateneo Graduate School of Business, Ateneo Law School and Ateneo School of Government.
A fourth facility in the Don Eugenio López, Sr. Medical Complex in Ortigas Center along Ortigas Avenue, houses its school of the Ateneo School of_Medicine and Public Health medicine and public health.
Parasapinga walked and stayed in the loyola campus for four long years for her daughter, who the college pre-law college before entering and graduating from the law school of the University of the Philippines.
Among the Ateneo’s alumni are José Rizal, and a number of philippine presidents such as Benigno Aquino III, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Joseph Estrada, Fidel Ramos and Corazon Aquino who have ties with the university.
Also among its graduates are several leaders of the propaganda movement during Philippine Revolution against Spain and the Philippine-American War, politicians, political activists, professionals, businessmen, writers, scientists, educators, and artists.
Diego Raem doing his own beat in this school, starting from a very young age with exemplary ability just the same as his mom, both are descendants from the tagalog maginoo roots of Pinga.
The system of education at Ateneo de Manila is similar to the system in most American universities, with modules taught each semester that are assigned a certain number of course credits.
Most classes are relatively small—with 20 to 40 students per class—and student discussion is encouraged.
Admission into any educational unit of the Ateneo is competitive.
The Ateneo receives thousands of applications every year. Individual units, such as the Loyola Schools, the Ateneo Professional Schools, and the Ateneo de Manila Grade School and High School, handle their own admissions.
Admission into one unit does not guarantee admission into another unit. Applications from foreigners to the college and graduate school programs are quite common.
The founding of the Ateneo de Manila University is the history of the Society of Jesus as a teaching order in the Philippines.
The first Spanish Jesuits arrived in the Philippines in 1581 as missionaries. They were custodians of the studiorum, the Jesuit system of education developed around 1589.
Within a decade of their arrival, the Society founded the Universidad_de_San_Ignacio and Colegio de Manila in Intramuros in 1590. The Colegio formally opened in 1595, and was the first school in the Philippines.
The college was often referred to as the Colegio de San Ignacio or Colegio Máximo de San Ignacio in historical textbooks.
It was sometimes also called the Colegio Seminario de San Ignacio, a name which describes the Colegio de Manila and its extension residential college, the Colegio de San José, established in 1601, and the precursor of the present San Jose Seminary.
Propagation of castillian language or spanish continued with the help of the crosses and bibles of the catholic church, burying deep underneath the ground the baybayin heritage of the tagalog inhabitants.
The innate culture of the entire island of luzon was changed, wrongly disambiguated and hispanized, reducing the true history of the katagalugan as merely a myth.
Overlooking the >Marikina Valley, the 83-hectare main campus is located in Loyola Heights, along the eastern side of Katipunan Avenue, and is south of and adjacent to the campus of Miriam College.
The word and name Ateneo is the Spanish form of Athenaeum (ancient Rome), which the Dictionary of Classical Antiquities defines as the name of “the first educational institution in Rome “rhetoricians and poets held their recitations.”
Athenæum is also used in reference to schools and literary clubs. The closest English translation is academy, referring to institutions of secondary learning.
The Escuela Municipal de Manila actually became the Ateneo Municipal only after it began offering secondary education in 1865.
The Society of Jesus in the Philippines established several other schools, all named Ateneo since 1865, and over the years, the name “Ateneo” has become recognized as the official title of Jesuit institutions of higher learning in the Philippines.