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Fr. Roberto Exequiel N. Rivera, SJ is the newly elected President of the Ateneo de Naga University!


The congratulatory letter from Fr. Jun Viray, SJ is

Rev. Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ, the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, has appointed Fr. Primitivo E. Viray, Jr., SJ as 12th Provincial of the Philippine Province in the post-Restoration period. Fr. Jun Viray assumes office on 17 November 2017.


Fr. Jun Viray, 56, did basic education at Sacred Heart School for Boys, Cebu and obtained a B.S. in Business Economics at the University of the Philippines before entering the Society in 1984. As a Jesuit he added an M.A. in Rural Development Studies (1998) at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, U.K., as well as a doctorate in Development Studies in 2003.


Fr. Jun has had a wide range of apostolic engagements. He was Asst. Director and later Director of the Prenovitiate program in both Haggerty Hall and Arvisu House (1989-1991;1992-1994). Ordained to the priesthood in 1995, he served as Asst. Parish Priest/Parish Priest in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay. He then taught Economics at Ateneo de Zamboanga University, where he became Local Superior and, from 2006-2009, was Delegate of Regents. After Zamboanga, Fr. Jun was Rector of Loyola House of Studies, functioning too as Delegate for Formation and Vice-Superior of the Theologians subcommunity. In 2011, he was elected President of Ateneo de Naga University and made Superior of the Jesuits in Naga. Currently, he is President of AdNU and Chair of the Jesuit Higher Education Commission.