A. THE CHAIRMAN
FR. EDMUNDO MARTINEZ and INGENIUM SCHOOL
It was from deep personal conviction and depth of theoretical understanding that Fr. Edmundo M. Martinez, now fully involved in the school, encouraged Dr. Salve B. Borlagdan, Ph.D., to embark on the enterprise of starting a school for basic education in 2000. As his bio-data below shows, the lifelong concern of Fr. Martinez’s studies focused on the process of knowing. Already, his first M.A. in Manila was on the thought of the Canadian Jesuit-Philosopher, Bernard Lonergan, whom Time Magazine, in its cover feature of 20 April 1970, decribed as “considered one of the finest philosophic thinkers of the twentieth Century”, http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,944048-1,00.html
His post-graduate studies at Oxford University, England, focused on the same question of how one knows or learns, followed by a second M.A. degree from Innsbruck University (Austria) in the same area of knowing, this time in the discipline of theology. After ordination to the priesthood in 1970, he finally went to Toronto to do his doctoral degree under the influence of Bernard Lonergan himself. Beyond the theoretical understanding that Lonergan has so carefully and painstakingly worked out in his writings (particularly Insight, A Study of Human Understanding and Method in Theology), Fr. Martinez asks and tries to answer this question: Granted that self-knowledge and, therefore, conversion to the Truth, to the Good, and to Christ, is a lifelong personal achievement, still, how can one arouse, nurture, develop, and support such personal effort of the individual?
His committed involvement to Ingenium is an attempt to answer the question. If it is true that the early formation of the child is critically important for the kind of mature person one becomes, then basic education is part of the answer. The work of basic education that takes place in Ingenium School, then, becomes not only an undertaking in academic formation, but the total formation of the individual focused on what truly matter: awareness and experience, intelligence and truth, choice and responsibility, love.
Fr. Martinez was formed through and through in the Jesuit tradition of education and he himself helped sustain and develop that tradition. With sharpened focus, Fr. Martinez seeks to realize the truth of the Jesuit educational maxim in Ingenium: "Give me a child for his first seven years and I'll give you the mature person."
In Ingenium, therefore, Fr. Martinez finds the happy synergy of his lifelong theoretical concerns, his commitment to change things for the better through action, and his priestly mission to proclaim and share the love of Christ.
EDMUNDO MONTOYA MARTINEZ
Born 6 December 1936, Manila, Philippines
May, 1958 Entered the Society of Jesus, Philippines
June, 1970 Ordained priest in the Society of Jesus, Philippines
2006 Applied for incardination in the Diocese of Antipolo
EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL
1985-1986 Masters in Public Administration as Mason Fellow, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
1970-1976 Doctorate in Theology (D. Th.), University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto School of Theology, Toronto, Canada. Specialized in Bernard Lonergan’s works. Thesis: “Augustine’s Doctrine of Sign and the Sacramental Character of Redemption.”
1969-1970 Master of Arts (M.A.) in Theology and Licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.), Leopold Franzens Universität, Innsbruck, Austria. Thesis: “Method as Interiority in Theology as Science.”
1967-1969 Master of Arts (M.A.) in Theology and Licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.), Loyola School of Theology, Quezon City, Philippines
1966-1967 Post Graduate Studies in Philosophy as a British Council Scholar, at Oxford University, England
1961-1963 Master of Arts (M.A.) in Philosophy and Licentiate in Philosophy (Ph.L.), Berchmans College (Jesuit Scholasticate), Philippines. Thesis: “The Symbolic Function in the Philosophy of Ernst Cassirer.”
1959-1960 Language and Classical Studies, Latin and Greek, Berchmans College (Jesuit Scholasticate), Philippines.
1954-1959 Bachelor of Arts (A.B., major in Humanities), Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines.
First Honors and Cum laude
“ Aegis Award” , in recognition of exemplary work as Editor-in-Chief of the College Yearbook.
“Sodality Award”, in recognition for exemplary leadership as President of the student spiritual organization, The Sodality of Our Lady.
1950-1954 Graduated from High School, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines.
High School Distinctions:
First Honors and Valedictorian
1950 Graduated from the Gradeschool, Ateneo de Manila University
MANAGEMENT POSITIONS HELD
2005-2006 Associate Dean, Center for Development Management, and full-time faculty, Asian Institute of Management. Manila
2004-Present Chaplain, Asian Institute of Management, Makati, Manila
2004-Present Chairman, Philippine Educational Trust Plans, Inc. and PETLink, Inc.
2000-Present Chairman, Ingenium Learning Resources Foundation, Inc., Marikina City
1993-2004 President, Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City
1993-2001 President and Chairman of the Board, Davao Medical School Foundation, Inc.
1993-1996 Vice-President, Davao Association of Colleges and Universities
1997-1998 Treasurer, Davao Association of Colleges and Universities
1994-2004 Chairman, Local Resource Partnership (with Canadian International Cooperation Agency, CIDA).
1991-2003 Vice-Chairman, Philippine Educational Trust Plans, Inc.
1991-1994 Founding Member and Executive Director, Ateneo-Bankers Association of the Philippines Institute of Banking
1986-1993 Executive Vice-President, Ateneo de Manila University, and in concurrent positions:
- Dean, Graduate School of Business, Ateneo de Manila University
- Executive Director, Ateneo Computer Technology Center (from 1982)
- Vice President for Planning and Development (from 1979)
- Director of Alumni Affairs, Ateneo de Manila University (from 1979)
1983-1993 Vice-Chairman. Faura Science Research Center, Inc. and Executive Director from 1979-1983
1979-1980 Director of Jesuit Pre-Theologians
1976-1979 Professor, Loyola School of Theology (Christology, Grace, Trinity, Theological Synthesis Course, and Theology of Development)
1972-1975 Lecturer, University of Toronto Extension Program, Toronto, Canada
1963-66 College Instructor, Ateneo de Manila University (Latin and Greek Classics, Composition, Rhetoric, Introduction to Literature)
1958-63 Catechist, Elementary and High School
B. THE PRESIDENT
SALVE B. BORLAGDAN, Ph.D.
SALVE BARRAMEDA BORLAGDAN, PhD
Born 27 September 1955, Manila, Philippines
Hometown Legazpi City, Albay Province
2001- 18 Education units from the Graduate School of Miriam College
1997 PhD in Community Development, University of the Philippines at Los Banos
1984 M.A. Social Psychology, minor in Community Psychology, Ateneo de Manila University
1978 B.S. Psychology, University of the Philippines, Diliman
1973 12th Grade, Marshfield High School, Marshfield, Missouri
1972 High School, St. Agnes’ Academy, Legazpi City
1968 Grade School, St. Agnes’ Academy, Legazpi City
2009-Present Board Member, Marikina Private Schools’ Administrators’ Association (MARIPRISA)
2000-Present President and Managing Director, Ingenium Learning Resources Foundation, Inc.
2000-2001 Project Director/Research Associate, Institute of Philippine Culture, Ateneo de Manila University
1994-1999 Social Development Consultant/Curriculum Development Specialist, Natural Resources Management Program, USAID-Department of
Environment and Natural Resources
1984-1991 Project Director/Research Associate, Institute of Philippine Culture, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
2011 Principles of Curriculum Integration. Mariam School Aid Plus, Inc.
Academic Ranking and HR Incentive Planning. Center for Global Best Practices.
Manila World Class Education Conference (13th Series) on the Singapore Science Curriculum. Edcrisch International.
Best Practices in Crafting HR Policies and Contracts (for Educational Institutions’). Center for Global Best Practices.
2010 Singapore Math Training for Parents. Victory Christian International School.
2009 Understanding by Design. Teachers’ Professional Enhancement Program, Mariam School Aid Plus.
2008 Shadow Teaching Special Children in the Regular School. UP College of Education Special Education Area & Childfind Therapy Center.
Teorya, Istratehiya at mga Pakitang-Turo sa Epektibong Pagtuturo ng Filipino. Arczone Professional Development Center.
Emerging Issues in the Mathematics Curriculum. Center for Educational Management.
Teaching Math with the Rainbow Blocks. Math Circle of the Philippines-Asian Psychological Services and Assessment Inc.
Teaching Science Real Good. Science Circle of the Philippines-Asian Psychological Services and Assessment, Inc..
2007 10th Annual Convention. “Teaching the Game of High Achievement. Philippine Association for the Gifted.
Storyline Development and Basic Scriptwriting. Miriam College Child Study Center.
Teaching Beginning Reading Workshop. Adarna House, Inc.
2006 Sensory Motor Integration and Cognition. Sanguine Consulting, Singapore.
2005 Dr. Mel Levine: Educating All Kinds of Minds, Understanding Differences in Learning. Maximus Inventus.
Children’s Drawing. Sanguine Consulting, Singapore.
Engaging Children’s Hearts and Minds: The Project Approach. Sanguine Consulting, Singapore.
Brain Gym. Rizalina G. Ochoa.
Howard Gardner: Changing Minds..—Teaching & Parenting for the 21st Century. Multiple Intelligence International School Foundation, Inc.
2004 20th World Congress on Reading. International Reading Association.
Educators’ Workshop. Phoenix Educational System,s Inc.
2003 Seminar on Legal Matters Concerning Teachers and Students. Association for Childhood Education International-Philippines.
Balanced Literacy Program in the Pre-School. Sts. Peter & Paul Early Childhood Center, Golden City, Sta. Rosa, Laguna.
Early Childhood Staff Training with Grace Mitchell, PhD. Sts. Peter & Paul Early Childhood Center, Sta. Rosa, Laguna.
3rd National Forum on Child Care and Education: Retooling the Teacher for Creativity in Education. Association for Childhood Education International, Philippines.
2001 Setting Up and Managing Effectively the Preschool Learning Environment. Ateneo Teacher Center, Ateneo De Manila Univeristy.
1999 Alitaptap Storytelling Workshop. Alitaptap Storytellers’ Club.
Walking the Reading Tightrope: Strategies that Balance the Phonetics and Whole Language Approach to Reading. Creative Educators, Inc.