A BLESSED CHRISTMAS TO THE XAVIER COMMUNITY! Note: This homily was delivered by Fr. Johnny Go, SJ during the Midnight Mass in Xavier School on 24 December 2008. Exactly 190 years ago, during a Midnight Mass just like this one, in a village church in Oberndorf, Austria, the song “Silent Night” in its original German was performed and heard for the very first time. The song has since then been translated into hundreds of languages and sung by millions every December all over the world. Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for December, 2008
by Richard Sy-Facunda (83)
Now that the dust has settled in the maelstorm that was November 29, we look back and reminisce on how things really coalesced. Read the rest of this entry »
Note: This is the homily delivered by Fr. Johnny Go, SJ at the Simbang Gabi in Xavier School on 18 December 2008.
I don’t know about you, but I have a little problem with the Gospel story we just heard.
The Gospel recounts a lesser-known Annunciation scene: The angel Gabriel appears to Zechariah, the aging husband of Elizabeth, and tells him the news that he and his wife are soon to have a child, the future John the Baptist. You’ll probably agree that the scene is very similar to that other, better-known Annunciation, that event in the New Testament when the same angel visits Mary and tells her that if she says yes, she will be the mother of Jesus. Read the rest of this entry »
by Josh Lam, Stallion News Editor
In an impressive finish, Xavier School (XS) placed third overall among hundreds of schools in this year’s 32nd Regional Secondary Schools Press Conference (RSSPC), which was held at Notre Dame of Greater Manila, Caloocan City on November 19 and 25, 2008. Two students, Jose Cua (H4A) and Andrew Chua (H4E) bested more than 2200 other contestants to finish in the top 10 of their respective fields. Read the rest of this entry »
by Gama Garcia (H3H), Stallion News Writer
Juniors from Xavier School and Poveda formed new bonds during the 15th Xavier-Poveda (XP) Interaction in Xavier School on Saturday, November 8, 2008. Read the rest of this entry »
The solemn wedding ceremony of Mr. John Paul Barias (HS Campus Ministry and Service Office) and Ms. Michell Maaba took place last December 13, 2008 at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Shrine Parish at three in the afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »
Text of the speech delivered by Robina Gokongwei-Pe during the thanksgiving party to welcome back the XCE boys from Guangzhou.
To the extremely proud but occasionally makulit parents of the XCE, the exhausted and hardworking supervisors most especially XCE coordinator the sultry Zhang Zi Yi look-alike Jennifer Say and the overall XCE coordinator, the debonair Yul Brynner, Bruce Willis look-alike Fr. Guy Guibelondo, and our very capable sons who joined the XCE- as a group they have lost a combined weight of more than 1000 lbs, but have become leaner, sexier, and better looking… Read the rest of this entry »
by Jean Yap (H4A), Stallion News Writer
Battling against Math geniuses from 25 other countries, Xavier’s very own Arnold Lau (H4C) and Evan Lao (H3A) took home bronze medals from this year’s International Mathematics Competition (IMC). Read the rest of this entry »
Aldrin Lau (4G) Photos provided by: Iroca Sato Co (4A)
Stallion Chinese Writer Stallion Associate Editor-in-Chief for Chinese
上个十一月二十九到三十日，我们光启学校中四学生们在科林斯园村庄 (Corinthian Gardens) 的义卖会理做生意，卖各种各样产品。每年都会举办这种活动，于是，这场活动变成了光启学校的一个传统。其实，我一般的同学们都觉得让十六十七岁的学生们做生意很奇怪，但是这场活动一定会增加我们做生意的经验。第一次听到这场活动时，我们很兴奋，也有一点儿紧张。一个原因是我们还没有经历做这样的事情和我们的生意学问还不够。第二，学校让我们投资自己的钱做生意。第三，他们都觉得学校给了他们这个机会让自己体验怎么做生意。 Read the rest of this entry »
Ryan Yu (2C), Stallion Chinese Writer
十一月二十一日，我们光启学校中二的学生们去参观了菲律宾最大的动物园–––阿必伦动物园 (Avilon Zoo) 和一家很有名的日本餐馆–––Saisaki。早上，中二学生一半去阿必伦动物园，另一半去Saisaki。下午的时候，我们交换地方。这个校外实践考察目的是使学生们对科学课的分类学和社会科学课的日本文化更感兴趣。 Read the rest of this entry »