More than a month ago, Mr. Exxon Yu dropped by my H4-B classroom and gave me and all the other potential Team Xavier members an opportunity of a lifetime – to participate in the country’s first inter-school competition geared towards young entrepreneurship. Carlo Chong (H4B), Team Xavier Teenpreneur Challenge Project Leader
The final stretch, here it comes. You feel that your gut is going to pop out and your insides are going to spill out, but you keep on running. Your sweat-drenched clothes have already been dried up by the scorching heat of the sun. Jann Sy (H2B), Stallion Features Writer
In relation to our topic about the biosphere/ecosystem, our Science class was tasked to identify one of our country’s environmental problems, what causes it and its effects to the community. Michael C. Tan (H1A)
Good Morning! It’s funny how this time last year, I was standing in front of you guys, ripping my own poster in the miting de avance. It was at this time last year when you gave me the chance to serve you. Jonn Dy, High School Student Council President
When I was asked by Fr. Zuloaga to prepare a simple thanksgiving speech for today, I really wanted to say “No” to Father since I’m not really used to giving speeches especially in front of a very large crowd of people; but suddenly it hit me. Engelbert Josef Go Chua (H4C)
It is January 26 and I went to school with my stuff. I was so excited about the Father and Son Camp that I couldn’t sleep the night before. I was looking forward to the 3 days and 2 nights but what I was excited more was spending time with my Dad and him meeting my friends and their Dads. Matthew Vincent Bantoto Po, (G3-E), Bughawan Team
Our story takes place in simple Somerset Country where the grass is green, the birds chirp, and – oops, this is the same intro you’ve heard a thousand times already, so I’m stopping myself right now. Francis Dee (H2F), Stallion Correspondent
These are the art works of the Grade 7 students done during the Third Quarter, otherwise known as “The Synthesis Quarter” where varied activities were done by the students. For the first time, the Chinese Department was able to invite Mrs. Rosel Valenzuela, our former Grade School Art teacher, to teach basic Chinese painting to the students.
Gang Badoy sits erect and fiddles gently with a black shirt. She holds it up to me as she proudly displays the one-liner. “Anti Kris Aquino” it reads. “I made it myself,” she cheerfully exclaims. I stare in awe. One line and she has me immersed in her world. Andrew Ang (H4C), Stallion Features Editor
Today’s youth is all up for partying, whether it be a birthday bash or the junior prom, Xaverians just love to celebrate in the ecstasy of music and dance, more so when celebrating for a righteous cause. Alexander Ang (H4H), English Stallion Associate Editor and Reporter
Student leaders from the High School and the Grade School were invited to this first-ever Ignatian Leadership Workshop for Student Leaders. Among the participants were the High School Student Council Executive Board, CAT Corps Commander, Harroun Wong, YCLC and Metamorphosis head, Thompson Tang, H3F Class President, Jake Ejercito and several Grade School student leaders. Butch Lorenzo (H3F), H3 Batch Representative
Good morning! It’s a pleasure to be invited to speak in front of the community who contributed a lot in making me who I am today. The Grade School community has truly shaped me by offering me a handful of opportunities to be of service to the school as well as nurture my talents and skills allowing me to embody what it is to be a Xavier Awardee. Filbert Tiu (H3, GS Xavier Awardee SY 2003-2004)
Do you think you have the attitude of a gentleman? Do you think you’re the knight in shining armor? Are you sure your damsel in distress will forever fall for you? Gentlemanliness Campaign Committee
Last January 20, 2007, Henrison Ulrick Hsieh of H3A joined the Chinese-English Translation Contest, organized by Mr. Li Rong Mei in coordination with the Mandarin Studies Educational Research Center and bagged 2 nd place at the end of the competition. Ms. Grace Yip, HS Chinese Teacher
For Xaverians, the biggest event of the year is the Variety Show. For ICAns, the big enchilada is their school fair. However, the Philippine Science High School, more commonly known as “Phi-Sci,” has a yet again a different agenda. Theirs is the Youth Math, Science and Technology Week. Jan Tan (H1B)
All of you have heard the 6C’s formally defined before. You’ve probably seen it in a powerpoint presentation, read it on the XS website or in your HSC. Then, you sit down somewhere and ask yourself, “what do they all mean?” Lorenzo Mangubat (H3, GS Xavier Awardee SY 2002 – 2003)
Thompson Tang of H4D has been selected as one of this year's Top Ten Most Outstanding Chinese-Filipino High School students in a nationwide search sponsored by the AiXin Cultural and Educational Foundation and the Philippine Chinese Studies Research Center
Dear Pencey High School is the winning song performed by H3G during the H3 Bandfest last Januray 24, 2007. John Huang (H3G), Lyricist
The High School Learning Resource Center launched the Wanna Bee Contest last November to reinforce the concepts learned in classrooms. Posting questions related to current topics in the different subject areas, the HS-LRC encourage students to answer the questions and try their luck to accumulate points. Mrs. Sarah Nerissa M. Elizaga, HS Librarian
Stallion Literary Writers
The following Xaverian Mathematicians were awarded last January 13, 2007 by the Mathematics Trainers' Guild, Philippines (MTG) for their remarkable performance in various competitions.
Ryan Tan, Stallion Literary Writer
Martin Vidanes, Stallion Literary Writer
I did not expect to be one of the Xavier Awardees when I was in Grade School. I was neither the smartest in the batch nor the best varsity player in the soccer team. All I did was to try my best to put into practice the teachings of Xavier School. Michael Ignatius C. Tan (H1-A)
Last November 29, 2006, I had a chance to go to a place where I would be able to learn about something other than the usual school subjects like Math, Science, and English. This opportunity was brought about by the Career Trips Program of the High School Guidance Department. Charles Tiu (H4C)
When I heard that I’ve been picked to be among the country’s representatives to a Math competition in India, I didn’t know what I should feel. I have heard that India is not a very hygienic place and diseases there spread quickly. Evan Niccolo Lao (H1A)
November 29, 2006, a day 16 Xavier 4th year students discovered the cuisine of Chef Rolando Laudico, owner of Bistro Filipino at the Fort. To those who are unaware, a Bistro is a French restaurant that offers fine dining. Daniel de Jesus (H4A)
John Huang (H3G), Stallion Literary Writer
When we think about a Xaverian, we usually tend to exchange personal perceptions with reality. Naturally, school pride gets the better of us and we turn blind eyes to most of our quirks. Mark Chan (H4C)
In the bill of rights there is a section that states that no child shall be deprived a proper education. Xavier School, standing by this principle, is trying to help those gifted with potential but not blessed with wealth. Mark Chan (H4C)
Two Christmas poems in english and mandarin.
Rest- all those tiring days in school… you need to recharge and sleep. Play- face it we all need it. It can be internet games or video games of just outdoor fun. Kenneth Hunchiuming (G5G)
Sophomores took hours of adventure and learning in an appropriately landscaped nature reserve, the Avilon Zoo. A fresh morning breeze greeted the High 2 students upon their arrival last November 28, 2006. Jose Cua (H2A), Stallion News Writer
Last December 1-8, 2006 the 2006 India International Yong Mathematicians’ Convention was held in City Montessori School in Lucknow, India where the MTG-Philippine contingent was joined by two Xaverians. Ms. Aimee Apolinario, HS Assistant Principal for Academics
Xavier School once again establishes its presence as a tough contender in mathematics contests by snatching the title “Mathibay” in the Mathirang Mathibay 2006 contest sponsored by the UP Math Majors’ Circle and held last November 22, 2006 at the UP campus. Ms. Grace Manatad, HS Mathematics Team Coach
Ang kuwento ni Deogracias A. Rosario, Walang Panginoon, ay umiikot sa isang maralitang pami lya at sa kanilang pakikipagtunggali sa mga mayayamang nagsasamantala sa kanila. Julio Inocencio (H4B)
Kenneth Tan Co (G5E) won the Silver medal (Math) in the International and Science Olympiad (IMSO) for Primary School 2006 last November 17,2006 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
This school year, Xavier School pioneered the Xavier Electives Program (XELECT) to the sophomore batch. Among the sought-after courses was the Basic Culinary Skills class handled by Chef Lawrence Zafra, sous chef at Café Ysabel. Compiled by Ms. Aimee Apolinario, HS Assistant Principal for Academics
Mula sa mahigit isang daang lumahok sa Timpalak-Tanaga ng Kagawaran ng Filipino, narito ang tatlong namumukod-tanging nagwagi. Tinipon ni G. Alemberg Ang, Puno ng Kagawaran ng Filipino sa Mataaas na Paaralan
Pens vigorously scribbled, coins bountifully jingled and people joyously grinned at the prospect of nearly unrestricted freedom as the Xavier community dressed the first ever SC-Stallion Freedom Wall outside the High School Canteen. Theodore Efann (H4C), Stallion Features Editor
Pagkatapos panoorin ang dulang Don_Q ng PETA ng ilan sa mga mag-aaral ng ikaapat na taon noong ika-6 ng Oktubre 2006, anim na Xaverian ang sumuong sa hamon ng grupo, ang lumabas bilang mga “Avatar ” sa naturang produksyon. G. Alemberg Ang, Puno ng Kagawaran ng Filipino sa Mataas na Paaralan
At first glance PETA’s adaptation of the classic Don Quixote dela Mancha may seem like a child’s wild interpretation of Sesame Street, but PETA’s latest opus Don_Q delivers mostly due to its innovative, high-concept approach to an otherwise characteristic narrative. Carlo Chong (H4B)
Clubs make school exciting because learning here does not come in a box. It makes the student explore himself and his gifts and talents in the different fields whether it is in the sciences or in the arts. Xaverians are most lucky to have a tremendous range of clubs to choose from. Selected Grade 5 Hoofprint Trainees
2006 Australian Mathematics Competition and the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) honored on October 20, 2006 the awardees of the prestigious international competition that was participated in by almost half a million students from 40 countries.
During the last week of September, the destructive typhoon, Milenyo raged through our country. For two days, rain poured around the clock and disrupted our daily lives. Lancelot Yupingkun (H2B)
Last October 13, 2006, Dance X participated in the Skechers Streetdance Battle held at SM Southmall. Being a sequel to a similar competition held last year, the Skechers Streetdance Battle involved many other dance troupes from other High Schools and Colleges. Kevin Chan, Dance X Captain
A delectable biscuit snack filled with a chewy chocolate center – is the idea this television advertisement attempts to invoke unto its viewers. In its effort to capture the attention of the average couch potato, this snack company decides to use a little ‘spice’, aside from the premise of the recognizable snack jingle which has existed well before the age of Lays and Pringles. Christian Ang (H3D) and Christopher Ang (XS '05)
The earth is our habitat and we are its children. Though this may be true, what are we doing to our own mother earth? We are ingrates who just keep on taking and leeching off her valuable resources without taking into consideration what will happen in the future. Jann Sy (H2B), Stallion Features Writer
Last October 12, 2006, Neell Young (H3A) and Kurt Tan Yu (H3C) formally received their ASEAN Scholarship grants in a simple ceremony held at the Singapore Embassy, Manila. Ms. Aimee Apolinario, HS Assistant Principal for Academics
Various Grade 5 Hoofprint Trainees
“The young people being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding academic potential by their strong performance in this highly competitive program,” says in a press release by the National Merit Scholarship Program. Ms. Aimee Apolinario, HS Assitant Principal for Academics
Bahagi ng pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika ang paligsahan sa pagdidisenyo ng bulletin board. May kanya-kanyang tema ang bawat taon na umiinog sa pagsasanib ng sining at lipunan. G. Alemberg Ang, Puno ng Kagawaran ng Filipino sa Mataas na Paaralan
Sa kauna-unahang pagkakataon, inilunsad ng Kagawaran ng Filipino sa Mataas na Paaralang Xavier ang Timpalak Tanaga bilang bahagi ng kanilang pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika mula Agosto 22 hanggang Setyembre 22. G. Alemberg Ang, Puno ng Kagawaran ng Filipino sa Mataas na Paaralan
When the sun rises and the clouds move toward me, I see your smile shining on me. Luigi Red Gaerlan (G5F)
Surely everyone has experienced at least one of the situations above. In fact, given our capricious tendencies, it would seem abnormal for one not to have made a wrong choice at one point in his life. Mark Chan (H4C), Stallion Features Writer
Setyembre 20—isang natatanging araw para sa mga senior, dahil sa mga inihandang gawain ng mga Kagawaran ng Filipino at Ingles para sa kanila: isang play production workshop at dalawang piling dula. Reyneil Go (H4E), Manunulat ng Balita ng Stallion
ICAS Science, an international correspondence Science contest which was developed by Educational Assessment Australia (EAA) for the University of Whales and is conducted across Australia and in 12 other countries recently awarded Xaverians for Academic Achievement.
Ang mga sumusunod na komposisyon ay isinulat ng mga mag-aaral sa ika-pitong baitang bilang bahagi ng kanilang gawain sa klase sa pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika. Eries Chan(G7G) at Jose Ferrer(G7G)
Last September 23, 2006 , the Media Critics Club attended a seminar entitled: Media Literacy: Opening the Doors to One’s Identity, and it turned out to be a meaningful and eye-opening experience for its participants. Ms. Loida Claro, Media Critics Club Moderator
Certainly, if given the chance, any student would gladly postpone his quarterly exams. Surely every Xaverian would rather spend two weeks relaxing while his peers study and stress themselves out. Rafael Mirafuente (H1H), Stallion Features Writer
Ilang taon na ang nakalilipas nang kainin ng sunog ang mga kabahayan sa Baseco at sa mga nagdaang taon, nagmistula itong haunted sa paningin ng iba dahil na rin sa madalas na mga pagpatay na nangyayari roon. Subalit ngayon, sasambulat sa mga panauhin nito ang isang makulay, mapayapa at masayang Baseco na sumailalim sa isang pagbabago sa tulong ng Gawad Kalinga o mas kilala bilang GK. Martin Lemuel Tee (H2B), Manunulat ng Balita ng Stallion Martin Lemuel Tee (H2B), Manunulat ng Balita ng Stallion
The Department of Science and Technology awarded several Xavier students for their outstanding achievement in various international Mathematics competitions. The Recognition Ceremony for the Young Mathematics Achievers was held last September 22, 2006.
It all started when I joined the Scouting Club. Mr. Felix Pangan, (our moderator) told us about the overnight backyard camp on September 1-2. Iwas so excited that I hoped my parents would let me join the camp and investiture. Jose Lorenzo T. Choo (G4I)
Isang namumukod-tanging bahagi ng pagdiriwang sa Buwan ng Wika ang paligsahan sa Dulaang Panradyo, na ginanap noong ika-29 ng Agosto. Tongfu Lin (H3F), Manunulat ng Balita ng Stallion
Ang mga sumusunod na komposisyon ay isinulat ng mga mag-aaral sa ika-pitong baitang bilang bahagi ng kanilang gawain sa klase sa pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika. Bryan Tan (G7B) and Alphonse Uy (G7H)
Last Wednesday, September 6, 2006, six students from Xavier, along with their coach, Mr. Eugene Quijano (HS Science), attended a science competition called BioLOGIC 2006 which was held at the University of the Philippines. Jann Sy (H2B)
Ever thought about being a financial analyst? Or perhaps a retail business owner? Maybe an epidemiologist? Are you even aware of what kind of education and training is needed in order to become one of these, or what they actually do in the workplace? Well, wonder no more! Ms. Joanne Pusta, HS Guidance Department Chairperson
The High Four batch culminated their first quarter of English last August 24, 2006, with the aptly-named inter-class quiz bee, Mytholobee. Gabriel Ruaro (H4A)
Have you ever seen an average person, with no experience in rough conditions navigate a thick forest without using a map and compass? It’s hard to imagine the difficulty he will have getting out in one piece. Douglas Seetekbeng (G7D)
Last August 29, 2006, Gabriel Ruaro of H4A was recognized in the high school general assembly for bringing honor to the school in two separate occasions.
Four entries by Xavier Songwriters’ Guild members were named finalists in the 2006 FIESTANA Lyric-writing Contest organized by the Mary the Queen Parish. Mr. Adrian Asis, Songwriters' Guild Moderator
Congratulations Marc Terence Co of G7E, Adrian Tan Co of G7C, and Kenneth Tan Co of G5E
Two Xavier math wiz triumphs in the recently concluded 2006 China Middle School Olympiad in Qingdao, Shandong, China last August 5-10, 2006.
The H2 students expressed their willingness to assume a more mature role in the family of God last July 29, 2006. Witnessed by their families, relatives, sponsors, and members of the school community, 236 H2 boys received the Sacrament of Confirmation at the Xavier School Multi-Purpose Center. Mrs. Rechael Mallo, HS CLE Teacher
When Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl opened in 2003, little did people know that it was going to go down in history as one of the biggest surprise hits of all time, not to mention its plethora of additional gross from the soundtrack, merchandising and home videos for the struggling live-action division. Carlo Chong (H4B)
Classification and stereotyping are just too common these days. There is just something about them that human beings long for. Take an instance when the writers conducted a survey among Xaverians asking them what they first thought of when they hear the word “Australian.” Andrew Ang, Mark Chand and Emmanuel King (H4C), Stallion Features Writers
In the first few days of June, while most of us were busy preparing for the opening of classes, Lorenzo Mangubat , a high school senior in Xavier, attended the People to People Leadership Summit in the United States. Christopher Uy (H3D), Stallion Features Writer
Last June, I participated in the People Future Leaders Summit on Medicine in Johns Hopkins University. There I was able to meet other delegates from all over the world who, like me, could become future doctors. Lorenzo Mangubat
If you saw some foreigners in Xavier in the past two weeks, don’t worry. Xavier isn’t turning into an international school. Xavier was visited by eleven students from St. Aloysius High School, a sister school of Xavier, run by the Jesuits in Australia. Kevin Yu (H4A)
The first thing that comes to most people’s minds when they first here the term ‘superhero’ is a man in tights, donning a blue cape, with a slick all-American charm to match. Yes, the most iconic figure in superhero-dom returns in this year’s resurrection of the long dormant Superman franchise in Warner Brothers’ Superman Returns. Carlo Chong (H4B)
Five Xaverians who joined the Summer Math Olympiad Training Program last May, stood out in their respective areas as they brought home certificates of recognition.
Books can be considered as food for the mind, nutrition for the soul, and even satisfaction for the spirit. Have you been taking your regular dose? Jann Sy (H2B) and Lancelot Yupingkun (H2B), Stallion Features Writers
In 1859, there was a daredevil by the name of Charles Blondin, better known by his moniker as The Great Blondin. One day he announced to the world that he was planning to cross an 1100-foot tightrope. Carlo Roman (H3A), High School Student Council Secretary
As the freshman batch representative, I was assigned to co-host the Welcome Xue Di Program. Initially, I was very excited, but all the nervousness and uncertainty began to sink in as the day neared. I didn’t know what to expect. Jeremy Cua, Freshman Batch Representative and Mark Gaw, Senior Batch Representative
Javier Miguel Benitez of Grade 6 A unveiled a heroic act of rising to the call of the national flag when he captured the Junior ROK crown against talented and more experienced drivers from all over Asia in the second leg of the prestigious 2006 Asian Karting Open Championship at the Carmona Circuit Philippines last June 10 -11.
How can an individual contribute to a meaningful celebration of the school's Golden Jubilee? In this case, through one's God-given talents. Andrei Thomas Limchua Aycardo of Grade 6 St. John Berchmans gifted the school this June a portrait of St. Francis Xavier.
The bright summer sun rests visibly across the street, on top of the Church of the Gesu, and its warm radiance fills our little classroom. For the nth day in a row, our Philo teacher, speaking incessantly in his talk-show-host manner of teaching, mentions his seemingly favorite question. Theodore Efann (H4C), Stallion Features Editor
Summer Vacation. Ito ang isa sa mga pinakahihintay na panahon ng bawat Xaverian upang makapagpahinga mula sa samu’t saring gawaing dulot ng pag-aaral. Tong-fu Lin (H3F), Manunulat ng Stallion
This is an excerpt from a Hoofprint interview that offers a glimpse of how Xavier School was in the early years. Mr. Anthony Wong entered Xavier when it opened in 1956. Edward Christopher Dee, G7G
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