1. “the Spirit of Unity,
amidst cultural diversity”
GCSians celebrates their 16th founding anniversary
The Gerona Catholic
School celebrated its 16th Found-
ing Anniversary last February 18,
19,and 20 at GCS school ground
with the theme “ The Spirit of
Unity Amidst Cultural Diversi-
ty, Looking back with gratitude”.
It promotes the existence of
a variety of cultural and eth-
nic groups within a society.
The said event was head-
ed by the School Principal Sr. Vicky
Y. Gamido, OP together with the
Faculty and Staff. It emphasized
the different cultures of the Filipino.
SUCCESS from the BOTTOM!
-Carmela Therese Angel
“The Spirit of Unity amidst
Cultural Diversity… Looking back
with Gratitude” as the Gerona Cath-
olic School points out on their 16th
Founding Anniversary, last February
18 and 19, 2016. As the core group
thought about the theme, they also
quoted “Despite of the different lan-
guages of every pupils and students,
they show the unity between them,
they expressed it with our theme”.
Through it, they did not only give
emphasis about their unity as one
family, but also they look back from
the bottom of their success. They took
this event as an opportunity to thank
the people behind the success of the
school and had a part in the growing
Also to inform everyone, the achieve-
ments they reaped from the past years.
Achieving another year with such
success is both an honor and respon-
sibility to the administration. They
have to maintain and reached more
than what they have now. But the im-
portance in obtaining this is that the
unity between them will still be alive.
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Last October, GCSians cel-
ebrated the month of the Holy Rosa-
ry inside the school campus. On the
culminating activity day, pupils and
students cooperated on the activi-
ties like burning written petitions,
releasing of balloons and flower of-
fering for the Blessed Virgin Mary.
In the afternoon,the
school had their living rosary
wherein chosen members of Do-
minican Children of Mary repre-
sented the beads of rosary while
praying and holding a lighted candle.
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Happenings during foundation day
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-Carmela Therese Angel, Hannah Ramil, Clarisse Almario, Jssamin Salosagcol, Ashley Nool, Patricia Reyes and Janray Santos
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2. Gerona Catholic School is gearing
up for the next school year’s class
opening with the construction of
two new classrooms to improve
the student-to-classroom ratio in
its education system. It is a part
of preparations for the nation-
wide implementation of the Senior
High School program this 2016.
Principal, Sr.Vicky Y.
Gamido OP, says that the plan aimed
to accommodate the school’s increas-
ing population and to provide good
quality education for the youth. She
added that they plan to fund this
development for the betterment of
the teaching and learning process.
Sister Vicky is proud to re-
mind everyone that Gero-
na Catholic School is commit-
ted to develop quality education.
With the signing of the En-
hanced Basic Education Act of 2013,
two years have been added to the basic
education system of the Philippines.
Around 1.2 million to 1.6 million
students under the program will
enter senior high school’s grade
11 in 2016, and grade 12 in 2017.
Having these classrooms
being constructed will provide stu-
dents a more comfortable learn-
ing area. The new rooms are esti-
mated to be done before June, the
new rooms will balance ratio of
students-to-classrooms. This will
surely provide an afeective and ef-
ficient learning experiences for the
upcoming school year 2016 - 2017..
GCS gears up for the next schoolyear
Grade 10 students in Gerona Cath-
olic School had their retreat in
Calaruega, Nasugbu, Batangas,
with companion of their Prin-
cipal, Sr. Vicky Y. Gamido OP
together with their adviser Ms.
Jocelyn Q. Tejoso and Mr. Lio-
nel Rizzi Reyes, last December 9
and 10, 2015. Brother Harold R.
Espeleta OP, their retreat master,
came along to join them with their
trip in going to the retreat house.
Every year with the differ-
ent batch, the Gerona Catholic School
take their retreat for an opportunity to
deepen the relation of every students
to God. They arrived earlier than what
they expect in their retreat house, they
already found it a perfect place to be
because of the peaceful atmosphere.
They began their retreat with a prayer
and then, keys of their respective
room were given to them so that they
can settle their baggage. After arrang-
ing their things, they took the chance
in traveling around the place and see
all it refreshments. Afterwards when
they already have their meals and take
a little rest, they began their afternoon
session for the first part their retreat.
Their retreat master gave them a talk
and explained the true essence of life
is not about race and if you miss it,
you will miss it forever. Then he gave
them some activities which points
out their openness as a person. Af-
ter that, he made them realize and
learn how to reach their real goal in
life which is to be with God. Some
reflections and realizations had done
which made the grade 10 perceive
what they are missing that can nev-
er be alter. For the highlight of their
retreat, in the evening session, their
adviser arranged the surprise letter
of the grade 10 from their parents,
which was organized and prepared
with the help of other teachers. Sol-
emnly, the session was a success that
was shown with each of their faces.
The night went well as they get rest.
The next morning, they
conducted the last part of their re-
treat, the Holy Mass. Afterwards,
their retreat master thanked them for
being cooperative with their event
and reminding them to enjoy ev-
ery little seconds of their life. Before
saying goodbye, he left a message to
them. He reminded them that they
make the most out of their lives.
Then they started pack-
ing their things up together with
the memories that they made in the
place. Before they go home they pass
by in the enchanted kingdom for a
little enjoyment. Then after, they are
already heading on their way back
home. Tired but the overwhelmed
feelings were shown with their ex-
pressions. It was another blast retreat.
The Gerona Catholic School’s Grade
9 and 10 students had their Junior’s
Ball on February 20, 2016 at Dampa
Restaurant in San Rafael, Tarlac.
The students attended
their ball wearing their best suits
and gowns. The grade 9 ladies wore
their cocktail dresses in pink while
the grade 10 ladies went in blue ball
gowns and all of the boys were in black
tuxedos. The event started at around
5 o’clock in the afternoon with the
entrance of the juniors, and then fol-
lowed by the entrance of muses. Each
of the muses symbolizes a thing: Ms.
Light is Erika Jane Milla, Ms. Hope is
Ayessa Chantal Mabanglo, Ms. Love
is Kathleen Mae Estavillo, Ms. Faith is
Alexandra Lopez, Ms. Knowledge is
Carmela Therese Angel, Ms. Wisdom
is Jean Zyra David, Ms. Charity is
Monica Asuncion, Ms. Friendship is
Beatrice Balmores, Ms. Junior is Aezel
Mari Caisip and last but not the least,
Ms. Alma Mater is Gracelin Alcayde
escorted by Mr. Marc Gerome Pascua.
The entrance was then fol-
lowed by the lighting of candles of the
juniors led by the school principal, Sr.
Vicky Y. Gamido, OP. As they light
their candles, they sang the song “One
Little Candle” and after that, they also
sang their prom song to the tune of
they seated on the seats they were as-
signed to. A moment later, the grade 9
students perfomed a ballroom dance.
The time came for the selected grade
10 students to pass their responsibil-
ities to the selected grade 9 students.
The book of knowledge was passed by
Gracelin Alcayde to John Lester Lac-
taotao, Alexandra Lopez handed the
key of responsibility to Ayessa Chan-
tal Mabanglo, Carmela Therese Angel
passed the Dominican Vocation Club
responsibility to Beatrice Balmores ,
Clarisse Almario passed the Lec-Com
responsibility to Erika Jane Milla, Al-
tar Servers responsibility was handed
by John Renzel Facun over Aprilyn
Macapagal, , Patricia Reyes passed the
Rosary Promoters responsibility to
Mary Joy Alcantara, Ashlie Ace Pacete
handed the sports club responsibili-
ty to Kian Harvey Dizon, The Drum
and Lyre responsibility was passed by
Harold Valete to Matthew Peloton,
Hannah Jemina Ramil passed the
choir responsibility to Robin Caira
Calderon and lastly, Jhey Brent Bon-
doc handed the School Paper respon-
sibility to Angel Venniz Gutierrez.
It was then followed by the
most awaited Ballroom and Rigodon
dance of grade 9 students nad Cotil-
Then after that, Gracelin Alcayde de-
livered their batch prophecy among
her classmates. It contained the hap-
penings they assume to happen in
the future. After the speech, they all
ate their dinner. Then, after that, the
dance floor was already opened for
those who are willing to dance or
get wild. Different songs were played
while the lights are low. All of them
were allowed to ask the hands of the
people they’re willing to dance with.
There were also some invit-
ed guests who attended the ball. They
were the Dominican Sisters and prin-
cipals from different schools. GCS was
so thankful to have them in the ball.
They took home with a
lot of souvenirs. There were may
pictures taken; overflowing laugh-
ter, happiness and memories they
shared that night. And it will all be
surely missed and will always be re-
membered in the time of their lives.
“close to nature, Closer to God”
JUNIORS ON PROMENADE
The Gerona Catholic School Fam-
ily celebrated their Christmas par-
ty last December 18, 2015 headed
by our beloved teacher Mr. Lionel
Rizzi Reyes and Mrs. Germyn Nool
as masters of the ceremony.
The Christmas party start-
ed with an opening prayer led by Ms.
Genevieve Rose Reyes followed by an
Inspiring message of our Principal Sr.
Vicky Y. Gamido, O.P. The event was
a celebration for the coming Christ-
mas. Chosen Pupils and students,
presented Christmas dances together
with the energetic faculty members.
Even though the pro-
gram was short, GCS family felt
the essence of Christmas and
left each student happy memo-
ries that they will treasure forever.
-Marjorie Pazcoquin & Jamaica
AJoyfulChristmas PartyofGCS Family
The Gerona Catholic School
conducted their education-
al field trip last January 14,
2016 in Manila and Laguna.
The Gerona Catho-
lic School visited popular plac-
es in the Metro that include the
MMDA Road and Safety Park,
Yexel’s Museum of Manila Ocean
Park and Amazing Show Theatre.
ed field trips, kids learn about
helping others in communi-
ty. The community benefits from
the kids as they do their part.
The students also went to
Enchanted kingdom found in Sta.
theme park because of the excitement
and happiness they had experienced.
The things children saw
and experienced on field trips can
increase their motivation for learn-
ing. Beyond the classroom, far ven-
ued from textbooks and apart from
projects, educational field trips have
been fundamental in the learning
process for many students. Field
trips gives students educational ex-
periences away from their regular
school environment. Being out in the
community and visiting other places
inspire students to persevere. It can
awaken the desire in a child to try
new things and pursue previously un-
considered dreams. It can introduce
children into job opportunities and
can spark new interests and passion
Fun filled studying
preparing future leaders
Last November 13-14, 2015, the
Tarlac Diocesan Schools Associa-
tion or TDSA conducted their first
Leadership training at Lola Corazon
Leisure Farm, Candaba, Pampanga.
Five students from Gero-
na Catholic School namely Alexan-
dra Lopez, John Lester Lactaotao,
Josh Andrei Guevarra, Claire Ann
Beatrice Balmores and Vea Andrea
Rivera along with their Adviser Mrs.
Germyn E. Nool were sent to Lola
Corazon along with the other students
from the different schools of TDSA.
The main goal of this ac-
tivity is to unite all leaders to form
one stronger team, to develop their
skills and abilities to be a better leader
and let the students learn from each
other’s weaknesses and strengths.
The students had been into different
obstacles and activities which tested
their communication skills, thinking
skills, tactics and of course, their com-
munication skills. There are also activ-
ities such as rock climbing, rappelling,
and zip lining to conquer their fears.
This experience thought
them that letting go doesn’t cause
any good on a team or group. We all
must be connected to finish a job,
and not all people has the same skills,
they learned that all of us can’t do all
things just by ourselves because each
and everyone in the group is import-
ant. Lastly, they learned that a true
leader never surrenders even in the
worst challenges, even if they’re in
trouble, tired or in pain. This two day
experience thought them how to be
more sociable and make friends with
other students that they barely know.
Christmas is the best time for shar-
ing happiness. To share and to
show love as means of happiness,
the Gerona Catholic School facul-
ty and staff together with chosen
Supreme Students Government of-
ficers went to Anao Amor Village
last December 19, 2015. They con-
ducted an outreach program for
the children from the said village.
The GCS family continues
to serve God by serving the others.
Beyond the disability of the children
of Amor village, it didn’t stop them to
show off their talents. They performed
dance presentation as they welcomed
their guests. The GCS family also took
the floor. They sing aloud and dance
gracefully and at the same time praise
the Lord with their songs. This gives
the children smiles and happiness.
With the support of their
principal, Sr. Vicky Y. Gamido OP,
he GCS family had prepared snacks
for the children of Amor Village.
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3. “the Spirit of Unity,
amidst cultural diversity”
FROM PAGE 1
Creative Cultural Floats on the go!
The float parade was made not only to showcase the muses and escorts but also
to show their creativity in decorating their cultural floats with different recyclable mate-
rials. Each of them designed the floats according to the theme given to them, the themes
are the different festivals in our country. The floats emphasize the theme of the founda-
tion day “The Spirit of Unity amidst Cultural Diversity, Looking back with Gratitude”.
The Elementary level’s theme is all about panagbenga, a colorful festival in Baguio
On the Junior High School level, they showcase the different cultures that mold-
ed the Philippine culture. They showed that the country has its own art and tradition.
Amongst the beautiful and creative floats, the intermedi-
ate level which comprise of Grade 4, 5 and 6 was awarded as the best
float. Their floats is decorated with the theme of panagbenga festivals.
The float parade exhibits the colorful festivals on our country and
the creativity of GCS’ students who showcased the different festivals .
Cultural Diversity improves Humanity
-Clarisse N. Almario
Different activities were held during the school’s foundation day which em-
phasizes the unity and determination of the pupils and students to perform cultur-
al dances and to strive to be the best that they can in performing cultural dances.
The activities had taught the students about our own culture in relation to fes-
tivals and cultural dances which are from the different places here in the Philippines.
Because of this event, students were taught about the significance and value of
our own culture and history. It made us remember that we should love the cul-
ture and tradition that our country used to have.It helped the students to remem-
ber and not forget the culture festival of our country which are all important to each
one of us living in this generation who doesn’t have full knowledge about these.
The foundation day helped the students to acquire more knowl-
edge and details about the Philippine culture. As for the improvement of the
school, pupils and guest had gained more knowledge, and students had also con-
tributed by introducing cultural dance that some of us doesn’t even know.
The essence of the activities took big part for the improvement of
our school and for the pupils and students whose minds were nourished and
fulfilled with the additional details about Philippine culture and festivals.
A Cultural Dance Tribute
-Patricia Reyes & Janray Santos
The uniqueness of a culture can best seen on their dances. The Gerona Catholic School
held a cultural dance competition from Gardes 1-10 showcasing different cultural dances from variety
of thenic regions.
For Kinder 1 Seraphim presented Salidumay, an indigenous folk song associated with the
Igorot natives of the Cordillera. For the Kinder 2 Cherubim, they presented Ang Pipit a popular Filipino
song about the struggle of a bird in the hands of a cruel man. For the Grade 1 Holy Infant, they danced
their adventures of picking fruits from trees. Meanwhile, the Grade 2 St. Michael performed the Itik itik
dance, a mimetic folk dance in the Philippines. The Grade 3 St. Gabriel dance with the tune of Magtanim
ay ‘di biro, a Filipino folk song narrating the daily lives of a Filipino farmer. The Grade 4 St. Raphael per-
formed the Katakataka dance. Katakataka is a medicinal plant in the Philippines. The Grade 5 St. Rose of
Lima performed the Lapay Bantique Dance originated from the graceful movements of hovering birds.
The Grade 6 St. Catherine of Siena girls performed the Kakawate dance, a dance performed in the Phil-
ippines. They hold a twig of kakawate blossoms in each hand while doing the dance. On the other hand,
the boys danced the Kalatong dance using a stick striking the bamboo shaft wrapped around their waist.
a famous interpretation and adaptation of the aragonese Jota dance. While the Grade 7 St. Raymond of
Peñafort performed the Jota Rizal, a version of Jota dances in Batangas. The Grade 8 St. Lorenzo Ruiz
de Manila performed Jota Gumaquena, a dance from Gumaca, Quezon, featuring stamping and elegant
posture. The Grade 8 St. Pedro Calungsod performed Pandanggo na Tapis, a dance showing the various
uses of a tapis. The Grade 9 St. Thomas Aquinas performed Kundasoy, a Visayan song mainly sung in Ce-
buano speaking regions. On the other hand, The Grade 9 St. Albert the Great performed Jota Quirino, a
Inalimango, a Visayan dance which originated in Capiz that represents the playful gestures of a crab.
Dancing is one the best way to show one’s own culture. It is truly right to pay tribute to the
culture that existed in the past up to now.
Clash of Wit and Beauty
-Jsammin Salosagcol & Ashley Nool
After an epic night of beauty, creative costumes, exuding confidence and wit,
Mr. JC Edward Serrano of the Grade 9 St. Thomas Aquinas And Ms. Maria Adel Boni-
facio of Grade 8 St. Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila bagged the titles of Mr. and Ms. GCS 2016.
JC also won titles of Mr. Photogenic, Best in talent, Best in Production number, Best in
casual wear, and Best in Creative Cultural Costume. The young stunner said “kinakabahan talaga ako
during the pageant, kasi lahat kami ay preperado para sa gabing iyon”. He also stated that his reason
why he joined this pageant is to represent his section and to make them proud. His inspiration to
work hard and whom he dedicate his success was his late parents who are now in the hands of God.
On the other hand, the young lass from Estipona, Pura, Tarlac, representing the Grade 8 St.
Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila bagged title of Ms. GCS 2016. Madel won awards for Best in talent and Best
in Long Gown, with her motto “What you think of yourself is way more important than what other
think of you”. She said “eto na talaga, binigay ko na lahat, 101%”, matched with her vividful smile.
Mr. Janray Santos and Ms. Robin Caira Calderon won the titles for Mr.&Ms. GCS
1st runner up. Mr. Santos got the Best in Formal attire and Ms. Calderon won the Best in Ca-
sual wear. While Mr. Mark Ayron Mateo of the Grade 9 St. Albert the Great and Ms. Patri-
cia Reyers of the Grade 10 St. Dominic both got the Mr. & Ms. GCS 2nd runner up title.
Ms. Reyes got the Best in production number and Best in cultural creative costume awards.
It was really a memorable night for the GCS family. Everyone went
home with an unforgettable memories that will surely be part of the GCS history.
Happenings during foundation day
(photographed by: jssamin pee salosagcol)
4. Hannah Jemina Ramil
Jean Zyra David
May mga tao talagang kahit anong gawin mong tama ay puro ka-
malian mo ang nakikita, mga taong matataas ang pride at ayaw magpat-
ulong, mga taong binigay mo na ang lahat pero hindi ka man sinuklian ng
pagmamahal at mga taong hindi iniintindi ang nararamdaman ng iba.
Ngunit may mga tao rin namang kahit gaano kabaliw ay hinding hindi ka ii-
wan. Maraming salamat sa inyo dahil kayo ang naging tao sa likod ng pag-
gawa ng pahayagang ito, kung hindi dahil sa inyo hindi ito magagawa.
Tama na nga iyan at dumako tayo usapang Forever; napa-
kainit ng usapang ito lalo na dun sa mga nasawi o yung mga taong
sadyang bitter talaga, syempre hindi naman magpapatalo yung mga
lovebirds na ipinaglalaban na merong poreber pero sa huli maghi-
hiwalay din after 1 month or more, yun na ba ang poreber nila?
“The only constant in life is change” ika nga ni Heraclitus, ibig sabi-
hin tanging pagbabago lang ang may poreber. Tayong mga Pilipino ay parang
nasanay na ata sa paulit ulit na bulok na sistema sa ating gobyerno, tayo ay
nagbubulag bulagan sa mga maling nangyayari sa ating paligid; ngayong
nalalapit na ang eleksyon boboto ba tayo para sa poreber ng ating bansa o
magpapadala na naman tayo sa mga matatamis na salita ng tumatakbong pu-
litiko. Wag kang maniwala dun, niloloko ka lang niya, ilang ulit ka na niyang
pinaasa naniniwala ka pa, walang poreber friend kung ganyan ka nalang lagi.
Battle for Supremacy
Lahat tayo ay may kan-
ya-kanyang desisyon sa buhay. Duma-
dating sa point na may mga sitwasyon
kung saan kailangan nating mamili.
Para sa akin, o marahil sa iba rin hin-
di ito madali. Pero sa huli kailangan
mo pa ring magdesisyon. Kahit na sa
pagpili mong iyon, maymasasaktan
ka o mapapaiyak.
sa love, dumarat-
ing sa point na
kahit ayaw mo,
mahal ako. Kaya
lang maling tao. Pero tumuloy pa
rin ako, bakit? Kasi mahal ko. Okay
naman nung umpisa pero nung tu-
magal, naging magulo na. Mahal ko
siya, tanggap ko lahat sa kanya, pero
wala pa rin. Okay lang naman sa’kin
e. Tanggap ko. At ayos na ko n mag-
kaibigan lang kami. Pagkatapos, may
biglang dumating. Mahal niya daw
ako. Matagal na. Handa siyang gawin
kahit ano. Kahit magsakripisyo’t ma-
saktan okay lang, basta para sa akin.
Kaya lang kasi, may problema. Ma-
hal ko siya, pero hanggang kaibigan
lang. At saka may mahal na akong
iba e, aasa lang siya. Aasa lang siya
kapag pumayag akong magpaligaw.
Ma-effort siya, lalo na pagdating
sa’kin, at oo, aminado ako na di ko
napapansin yung iba minsan o kaya
nababalewala ko lang. Pero yung
iba, talagang ramdam ko naman.
Ang swerte ko, kasi andyan
siy na mahal ako. Pero kasi, matigas
yung puso ko e, matigas din yung ulo
ko. Kasi yung isa pa rin yung mahal
ko. Siya pa rin yung paulit-ulit na
gusto ko. Halos lahat ng kaibigan ko
sinasabi at pinaparamdam na siya
na lang. Siya na lang piliin ko, kasi
di naman ako mahal nung isa. Ma-
sasaktan lang daw ako. Wala naman
kasi siyang pake. Ganyan, ganito, etc.
Pero wala, mati-
gas ako e. Kaya ka-
hit nasasaktan ko
na yung taong ma-
hal ako sige pa rin.
Ang kulit ko din
talaga noh? Ako,
na tagos yung sakit kadalasan, siya pa
rin. Paulit-ulit na siya pa rin. Pinapili
ako, kung mahal ko o mahal ako, sy-
empre sagot ko agad “mahal ko”. Pero
habang tumatagal parang nagbaba-
go, ang gulo. Pati ako, minsan hindi
ko masagot ng matino. Pero ngayon,
malinaw na ulit kung ano yung de-
sisyon ko. At tingin ko, kahit anong
mangyari sa ngayon hinding-hindi
na mababago yung desisyon ko. Kail-
angn koi tong panindigan, hanggang
sa maramdaman kong ayoko na t
sumusuko na talaga ako. I made my
choice. And it’s final. Sana makaya ko
kung ano man ang kalalabasan nito.
Tatanggapin ko, ‘cause it’s my choice.
Lahat tayo may ‘choice’.
Sa iba’t ibang mga bagay. Ka-
pag pumili ka, piliin mo kung
ano yung makakapagpasaya sa’yo.
Yung kaya mong mapanindigan.
At siguraduhin mo na yung choice
mong iyon ay di mo pagsisisihan.
“Lahat tayo may ‘choice’. Sa iba’t
ibang mga bagay. Kapag pum-
ili ka, piliin mo kung ano yung
makakapagpasaya sa’yo. Yung
kaya mong mapanindigan.”
Choosing WiselyMahal ko o mahal ako
Naisip mo na ba ka-
hit minsan na nagiging baliw ka
na o sadyang pinagpapatuloy mo
lang talaga ang pagiging baliw?
Minsan ang mga simpleng
bagay na ginagawa mo ay isa na pa
lang malaking kabaliwan. Kagaya na
lang ng pag-asa, asa ka ng asa wala
ka naman pa lang pag-asa. Baliw ka
sa pagmamahal kapag: unang-una
sa lahat; mas mahal mo siya kaysa
sa sarili mo. Wag mo lahat ibigay sa
kanya kung hindi naman niya kayang
ibigay lahat sa’yo. Magtira ka naman
para sa sarili mo kasi darating ang
araw na iiwan ka niya sa hindi mo
malamng dahilan. Kapag iniwan ka
niya paano ka na? Baliw mo diba?
Pangalawa; Baliw ka ka-
pag hindi mo iniisip ang sinsabi ng
iba. Matuto ka namang makinig sa
iba kasi hin-
di sa lahat ng
oras tama ang
mabuting isipin mo din ang sinasabi
ng iba. Matuto ka namang making
sa iba dahil minsan alam at nakikita
nila na nagiging tang aka na. Halata
sa mga kilos mo effort ka ng effort…
nag-eeffort ba siya? Lahat ginagawa
mo na pero balewala pa rin sa kan-
ya, nakikita ng iba yan. Sa sobrang
pagmamahal mo sa kanya, kahit ano
pang opinion ng iba tungkol sa kan-
ya binabalewala mo na dahil sa so-
brang pagmamahal mo sa taong iyon.
Pangatlo; baliw ka rin ka-
pag iniwan ka na nga hahabulin mo
pa. Matuto kang pahalagahan ang sa-
rili mo. Matuto kang magkaroon ng
self-worth. Wag mo ng habulin yung
taong iniwan ka na, hindi ka naman
aso para habul-habulin siya. Huwag
mo na siyang habulin kasi iniwan ka
na niyang mag-isa at huwag mo ng
habulin kasi may mahal na siyang iba
at pinabayaan ka na niya. Hindi porke
mahal mo at di mo kayang mawala,
hahabulin mo na. Iniwan ka na nga e.
At kapag iniwan ka tapos babalikan
ka, kabaliwan din yan. Iniwan ka na
at sinaktan tapos tatanggapin mo na
lang ng ganun-ganun lang. Konting
landi lang kayo na ulit. Girl/ boy so-
brang baliw mo kapag ginawa mo ito.
Sa lahat ng kabaliwan na
ginawa mo... Congratulations! Du-
marami na kayo. Matuto kang hara-
pin ang katotohanan na kahit kalian,
di ka niya
gaya ng pag-
sa kanya dahil may mahal na siyang
iba. Ang tangi mo na lang magaga-
wa ay buksan ang iyong mga mata
at buksan ang iyong puso para sa
iba. Tandaan mo, may isang tao ring
nagmamahal, nagpapakatanga, uma-
asa sa’yo. At kapag nagawa mo na
ring mahalin ang taong nagmama-
hal sa’yo may happy ending na kayo,
hindi mo na kailangang magpaka-
tanga. Hanggang dito na lang, basta
ang payo ko na lang sa’yo: “Wag kang
masyadong magpakabaliw kasi may
taong nakalaan para sa iyo na hindi
mo na kailangang magpabaliw pa”.
Jhey Brent C. Bondoc
Gracelin v. alcayde
ms. rly a. bernardino
mrs. germyn e. nool
sr. vicky y. gamido, o.p.
Tama na, baliw ka na
Signs of retardation
“Matuto kang pahalagahan ang sarili mo.
Matuto kang magkaroon ng self-worth”
Hi, isa nga pala akong
Grade 10 student, salamat nga pala at
naisipan kong basahin itong naisulat
ko. Di ko na kasi maitago ang nar-
aramdaman ko e. Ikaw, umasa ka na
ba? o isa ka sa nagpapaasa. Nagpaloko
ka na ba sa mga paasang walang gina-
wa kundi utuin at pagsinungalingan
ka? Kabaliw mo naman kung ganun…
Napag-isip-sip ko lang, bakit ba kasi
kailangan pang mabuhay ng mga ta-
ong paasa? Hindi ba sila mag-eexist
kung hindi sila nakakasakit ng feel-
ings ng iba. Lamunin na kasi sana ng
lupa ang lahat ng paasa diyan. Haha-
ha! Kasi naman bakit ganun? Mag-
paparadam sila sa’yo na para bang
gusto ka din nila. Magbibigay ng mo-
tibo at minsan ay nag-a I love you pa.
Hay nako! How pathet-
ic person they are. Teka, matanong
lang kita. Ikaw. Ikaw na nagbabasa
nito, kabilang ka ba sa mga paasang
tao na walang ginawa kundi paas-
ahin ang lahat ng taong nagtatapat
ng nararamdaman nila sa’yo? Nako,
wag ganon! Napakasama mo naman
kasi pag ganon. Bakit? Mahirap bang
sabihing hindi mo siya mahal para
hindi na siya umasa o natatakot ka
na baka mawalan ng taong nagre-
regalo, nag-eeffort para lang sa’yo.
Hahahaha! Ooops.. Natamaan ka na
ba? Sorry ha, na-realtalk kita. Hindi
lang talaga kasi kita maintindihan.
Pwede naman kasing maging stick-
to-one, wag lang collect one-by-one.
Mas maiintindihan ka pa sana niya
kung bibitiw ka na lang o kaya hindi
magpapakita ng kahit na anong mo-
tibo. Oo, sige, alam ko. Baka na-mis-
interpret lang nya yung ibang maga-
gandang bagay na ipinapakita mo sa
kanya pero di maiiwasan yun. Bakit
ang pagiging caring, concern at sweet
sa kanya ay palatandaan din ng wala
ka ding gusto? Diba hindi naman.
Oh ngayon, napag-isip-isp
mo na din ba kung tama o mali ang
mga pinaggagagawa mo sa kanya? Oh
nakatulong ito sa’yo. Gumising ka sa
realidad noh! Hindi yung asa ka ng
asa sa mga taong walang ginawa kun-
di magpaasa. Sana may natutunan ka.
PAASA o pinaasa
Sa isang paaralang gaya ng Gerona Catholic School, hindi maii-
wasan ang mga tunggaliang maaaring magdikta kung sino ang pinakasu-
perior sa lahat ng mga mag-aaral. Sa bawat kompetisyon, maliit man o
malaki, ay makikita ang husay ng mga kalahok. Ang bawat seksyon ng iba’t
ibang baitang ay may kani-kanilang mga pambato na magrerepresent sa
kaniyang seksyon. Sa kanya nakasalalay ang pagkapanalo at higit sa lahat
ay ang pinakainaasam-asam na SUPREMACY ng bawat seksyon.
Sa maraming kadahilanan, ninanais ng mga mag-aaral ang
supremacy sapagkat ito ang nagsasabi na mas
angat sila sa iba. Sa pamamagitan nito ay ma-
sasabing sila ay kakaiba. Sila’y mabibigyan ng
pagkilala at magandang impresyon base sa
kanilang mga gawa.
Tuwing magkakaroon ng mga school activity at paligsahan sa
paaralan ay makikita ang eagerness ng bawat mag-aaral upang masungkit
ang medalya at tropeo. Makikita sa kanila ang pagpupursigi at tiyaga na
kanilang ibinubuhos upang paghandaan ang isang kompetisyon. Sila ay
nag-eeffort at kadalasa’y nagsasakripisyo upang manalo lamang at maiuwi
Sa araw ng laban ay makikita ang napakainit na pagsuporta para
sa kanilang mga pambato. Sama-sama nila itong ichicheer na may kasa-
mang pagnanais na manalo. Ang pinakainiiwasan ay ang pagkatalong
maaaring magbaba sa kanilang pride sapagkat ayaw nating nadidismaya at minamaliit ng ibang tao. Ayaw din nating nasasayang ang mga paghahanda, efforts
at sakripisyong ating ginawa bago pa man ang patimpalak. Nais nating makuha ang pagkapanalo na maaari lamang sumukli sa lahat ng pawis at pagod na
Kadalasa’y hindi man nananalo kaya’t napipilitan na lamang tanggapin ang pagkatalo. Ngunit mababakas pa din ang pagkabalisa’t pagkadismaya at
minsa’y maaari pang magkimkim ng galit sa nanalong kalahok na hinding-hindi maiiwasan sa isang kompetisyon. Ito ay normal lamang subalit dapat itatak
sa isip ng bawat seksyon na hindi sa lahat ng pagkakataon ay ikaw lagi ang panalo. Dapat ay alamin nilang sa ating buhay ay may mga pagkatalo tayong dapat
ng tanggapin. Mga pagkatalong maaaring magpalakas sa iyo at tulungan kang manalo sa mga pagsubok na maaaring dumating sa hinaharap.
Ika nga nila “Accpetance is the key”, susi para mag move-on at para tanggapin na ang mga pangyayari ay sadyang ganoon lamang dahil maaaring
hindi pa iyon ang tamang panahon. Marami pa namang mga pagkakataon kaya’t matutong bumangon at tanggapin ang mga susunod pang hamon. Dahil
hindi natatapos ang buhay sa isang pagkatalo lamang, hindi ka nito hihintuang turuang ang mga kabiguan ay ang siyang tutulong upang i-angat ka sa iba.
Iyan ang tunay na supremacy.
Carmela Therese Angel
Jean Zyra David
Hannah Jemina Ramil
Ashlie Ace Pacete
Angel Venniz Gutierrez
John lester Lactaotao
Robin caira Calderon
Lydi ann Macadangdang
Josh andrei Guevarra
Virgilio parazo III
Aurina Jssamin Pee Salosagcol
5. Gracelin Alcayde
Marahil marami sa atin ay hinahanap pa rin ang forever nila. Meron yung mga nasaktan na pero pilit pa ring bumabangon hangang ngayon mula sa
sakit ng pagkadurog ng puso, at meron din namang mga katulad ko na NBSB o no boyfriend since birth na hinihintay pa rin ang kanilang “right guy” o kanilang
mga “ideal man”.
Speaking of “ideal man”, ano ano nga ba ang mga katangian ng isa perfect boyfriend na hinahanap hanap ng karamihan ng mga babae ngayon? Para sa mga lalaki,
eto na yung ilang mga tips para mapasagot nyo yung nililigawan nyo. Para sa mga taken na, para mas tumagal pa ang relasyon ninyo, sa mga medyo complicated,
tamang tama ito para mapainit muli ang nanlalamig na relasyon ninyong dalawa. Para na rin to sa mga taong umaasa at hangang tingin nalang sa mga taong
minamahal nila. Syempre ang mga babae (pati na rin ang mga lalaki) unang tinitignan ang mga physical features bilang basehan ng pagkakaroon nila ng gusto sa
isang tao, tulad ng lalaking matangkad, gwapo, maputi, chinito, yan ang mga katangiang gusto o hinahanap hanap ng isang babae sa isang lalaki. Syempre, kapag
nakahanap na sila ng ganyan, tinitignan naman nila yung ugali. Unang una dito ay:
Siyempre gusto naming mga babae yung liligawan kami ng legal, hindi yung patext text lang, dito kasi malalaman kung talagang sincere yung lalaki sa
babae. Dapat lagi ka ding nag papadala ng “Good morning” and “Good night” texts. Kapag nakikita mong malungkot siya, icomfort mo, wag na wag mong sasa-
bayan ang init ng ulo, kasi lalo lang magkakagulo. I-surprise mo rin sya, hindi naman kailangan ng mga mamahaling bagay e, kahit ano lang basta pinag buhusan
ng effort masaya na yan. Kahit sintunado ka, kantahan mo sya, hindi mo lang sya mapapasaya, mapapakilig mo pa sya! Sulatan mo ng tula o kaya mag compose ka
ng kanta para sakanya, effort nga diba? Iparamdam mo sakanya na napaka special nya sa mga panahong insecure sya, sabihin mo sa kanya na napakaganda nya,
iparamdam mo na sya lang talaga at wala ng iba. Kapag naman niyaya mo siya sa isang date, make every date memorable para sakanya, hindi naman kailangan
mamahalin yung pupuntahan nyo, kailangan mo lang na gawin itong memorable, para in the future kapag napuntahan nya ulit yung lugar na yon, maaalala ka
nya. Syempre, ang mga babae, gusto nyan yung gentle man. Yung lalaking ipagtatanggol ka. Rerespetuhin kung sino, ano at kung anong pinangalingan mo. Yung
lalaking hindi ka ipagpapalit sa LoL, COC, o DOTA. Yung lalaking maghihintay sayo gaano man katagal, yung lalaking ihahatid ka sa bahay nyo. Makasiguro
lang sya na makakauwi ka ng maayos at ligtas, dahil ayaw nyang mapahamak o may manyaring masama sa taong mahal nya at yung lalaking lagi kang papakiligin
at sasabihin sayo na “Ibibigay ko ang buong atensyon at panahon ko sa’yo. Hindi dahil sa responsibilidad kong gawin yun dahil alam ko sulit ang lahat ng oras na
ginugugol ko sayo, bawat minuto, masaya at palagi kong nakikita ang sarili kong nakangiti kahit hindi na kita kausap. Bilang lalake, malamang ay mapapatingin
ako sa mga chiks na mapuputi, seksi, maiikli ang shorts at malalaki ang dibdib pero pagkatapos nun, ikaw parin ang pinakamagandang babae sa paningin ko.
Sayong sayo ang mata at bawat organ sa katawan ko. Baduy pero wala eh, ikaw lang ang babaeng nagbibigay kulay sa paningin at buhay ko. Ikaw lang. Sayo ang
buong atensyon ko. Sayo lang.” At yung lalaking magpapatunay sayo na totoo nga ang FOREVER.
At syempre, dahil nga walang forever, sa wattpad at mga sine ka nalang makakakita ng ganitong klase ng lalaki. Perfect man kumbaga. Kaya nga sinabi
na “ideal man” diba? Kung meron mang ganyan ngayon, siguro iilan nalang. Kung makahanap ka man ng isa sa iilan na yun, wag mo ng pakawalan. Wag ng
pabebe. Blessing yan! Haha! At ang biyaya, hindi dapat sinasayang.
Ang katagang I’m sorry”
ay may kakayahang maialis tayo sa
isang gulo o mailigtas tayo sa mga
bagay o tao na nagawan natin ng mali.
Pero eto nga ba talaga ang tunay na
ibig sabihin ng katagang “i’m sorry”?
“A key to a good apology
is really meaning it and convincing
the other person that you truly re-
morseful”, yan ang nakasulat sa isang
article na nabasa ko, ang tunay na
diwa ng katagang “i’m sorry” ay
maipapamalas lamang kapag ang
katagang ito ay binigkas ng buong
puso at hindi labag sa kalooban.
Kung ang paghingi ng tawad ay
basta para lamang maging ayos ang
lahat, hindi ito isang mabisang paraan
ng paghingi ng tawad sapagkat labag
ito sa kalooban ng taong nagbang-
git ng katagang ito. Ang paghingi ng
tawad na bukal sa kalooban at nasa
tamang panahon ay makakatulong sa
pagsasaayos ng isang relasyong nasira
ng mga salita o ng mga gawa. Kapag
tayo’y humingi na ng tawad at nabig-
yan n ng second chance, don’t waste it
tol! Kung uulit ulitin mo lang din yung
gagawin mong kasalanan, wag ka
nalang mag sorry! Nakaka ano ka eh.
Ang pagsasabi ng katagang
“i’m sorry” ay pangangako na rin na
hindi mo na muling uulitin ang kas-
alanang nagawa mo sa isang taong na-
saktan mo, maaring sa salita o sa gawa.
Pero, alam ko naman na
ilan sainyong mga nagbabasa sa sinu-
lat kong ito ay nagtataka kung bakit
nga ba ninyo binabasa to, well, sor-
ry ah? Pasensya sa nasayang na mga
minuto nyo, pero napansin nyo ba sa
huli kong pangungusap na ginamit
ko rin ang salitang sorry? Nagsorry
ako sa paraang sarcastic. Yan na ang
mahirap ngayon, nawawala na ang
sense ng sincerity sa word na sorry.
Pero mas malala naman yung mga
taong hindi marunong mag sorry,
sila yung mga taong tinatawag na-
tin mapride. Minsan naiisip ko, buti
pa nga yung iba kahit papano nag
sosorry e. What more pa kaya yung
mga taong hindi talaga nagsasabi ng
sorry? Just imagine that. Everybody
knows na nobody is perfect, kaya
hindi nya pwede iexcuse na wala si-
yang kasalanan. Pero guys ah? Hindi
ko pa rin nirerecommend sainyo ang
pag gamit ng salitang sorry in a sar-
castic way. Mas maganda pa rin yung
sincere kang humihingi ng tawad
sa taong nagawan mo ng kasalanan.
Syempre, kung magaling ka
humingi ng tawad, dapat marunong
ka ring magpatawad. Sabi nga sa Bi-
ble, “forgiving one another as God
forgave you” (Ephesians 4:32). Wag
tanggap ng tanggap, magbigay ka
rin. Diba’t kapag may kaaway tayo,
hindi naman sila ang pinaka naaa-
pektuhan? Kundi tayo din naman.
May mga pagkakataong nahihirapan
tayo kakaiwas, kasi nga ayaw na-
tin silang makasama. Mga pagka-
kataong badtrip ka nalang talaga
buong araw kasi nga nakita mo
sya. Pero alam mo yung worst?
Yun yung may kasalanan na nga sya
sayo pero nagkakasala ka rin kasi may
mga pagkakataong nacchismis mo na
sya o may mga masasamang bagay ka
ng nasasabi tungkol sakanya. Kaya
kung ako sayo, magpapatawad nalang
ako. Sa ganoong paraan, gagaan na
ang pakiramdam mo, mawawalan
ka pa ng taong may galit sayo. Ayos
diba? Kaya’t let’s all ask for forgive-
ness, forgive and not forget, oo, NOT
FORGET, imbes na kalimutan na-
tin, we should learn. Matuto tayo sa
mga pagkakamaling nagawa natin
upang hindi na ito muling maulit.
Live to forgive
“Everybody knows na nobody is per-
fect, kaya hindi nya pwede iexcuse na
wala siyang kasalanan.”
Magandang araw sa’yo!
Oo, sayo. Ikaw na nagbabasa nito.
Ang galing mo rin ano? Na kaya
mong itago yang feelings mo para sa
taong mahal mo. Ang swerte nya, may
nagmamahal sa kanya. Hindi nga lang
niya alam. Buti na kaya mong itago
yan. May mga tao na magsasabing
“Hoy! Ang baliw mo naman, bakit
hindi mo pa sabihin yang nararam-
daman mo para sa kanya?”. Pero alam
mo ba na may sense din naman yang
pagtatago mo ng feelings mo. Hindi
ka kagaya ng iba na puro puso ang in-
uuna at sinusunod. Kasi ikaw, ginag-
amit mo yang utak mo. Bata ka pa.
marami pang magagandang mangya-
yari dyan sa buhay mo. Estudyante ka
palang. Subukan mo kayang mag-aral
muna ng maayos para matuwa naman
ang mga magulang mo sa’yo. Wag
puro landi yang inuuna mo. Siguro
ngayon, may mga magsasabi na ang
bitter ko. Pero bakit hindi mo intindi-
hin na may sense din naman itn mga
sinasabi ko. Choice mo naman na yon
eh. Choice mo kung mag-mamahal
ka ng patago at choice mo din naman
kung gusto mong magtapat sa kanya
at sabihin mo yun feelings mo na yan.
Buhay mo naman yan eh. Wala akon
magagawa kung ano man sa dalaang
options na yan ang choice mosa bu-
hay. Malamang tatanungin mo kung
bakit ko pa sinulat to. Yun ay dahil
gusto kong ibigay ang opinion ko para
dito. Para sabihin sa inyo na wag puro
puso ang pairalin niyo. Gamitin niyo
naman yang mga utak ninyo. Okay
lang namang magmahal pero sana,
alam mo parin ung mga priorities mo
sa buhay. Yun lang naman ang gusto
kong sabihin. At sana, nabuksan yan
mga mata mo sa realidad na gusto
kong iparating mula sa isinulat kong
ito. Hanggang dito na lang. Sana may
natutunan ka dito kahit na papano.
Aral muna bago pag-ibig
Scan to watch a
Naranasan mo na bang
masaktan dahil sa pagmamahal mo
sa isang tao? Yung sakit na hindi
mo alam kung kakayanin mo pa.
Yung tipong hindi mo alam kung
kalian ba matatapos. Yun bang
wala ka nang pagpipilian kung hin-
di ang sumuko at tanggapin na
lang na wala na, na tapos na kayo.
Sobrang sakit lang sa pa-
kiramdam na panoorin yung mun-
do mong nawawasak habang wala
kang magawa. Yung kahit sabihin
mong “ayoko na”, hindi mo pa rin
magawang bumitaw kasi mahal moo
siya. Siya kasi yung nagpaparamdam
sa’yo kung paano mabuhay, mag-
mahal at maging masaya. Ang sakit
lang isipin na yung mga plano nin-
yo para sa kinabukasan ay bigla na
lang naglaho lahat dahil wala na siya.
May mga panahon ding
ayaw mo nang lumingon sa na-
karaan sapagkat ang mga naaalala
mo lang ay yung sakit. Naaalala mo
yung mga memories niyong dala-
wa na akala mo hindi na matatapos.
Minsan kahit sabihin mong
“okay lang ako”, andun pa rin yung
sakit na halos durugin ang iyong
puso sa mga maliliit na piraso. Ang
hirap huminga, hindi ka makatulog
at ang iyong unan ay lagi na lang
basa ng luha. Iniisip mo kung ano
ba yung mga pagkakamali mo at
yung mga pagkukulang mo. Kaya’t
minsa’y dapat ding gamitin ang
utak, huwag palaging puso. Isang
araw matututo ka na lang huminto,
hindi dahil nagsawa at napagod ka
na, kundi dahil naisip mong mas
deserve mo pa ang higit sa kanya.
Minsan kasi kahit gustuh-
ing-gusto mong bumalik sa nakaraan
ay hindi mo na magawa dahil mara-
mi nang nagbago at may mga bagay
rin na hindi mo na maaaring bawiin
pa. Para kang isang puzzle na hindi
na maaaring mabuo pa gamit ang pi-
raso niya, sa simpleng dahilan hindi
na siya fit sa puzzle na binubuo mo.
Sa paglipas ng pana-
hon, kung naisipan mo mang lumi
-ngon sa nakaraan ay maaaring
wala na ang sakit. Maiisip mong isa
na lang siya sa mga alaalang nag-
turo sa iyo kung paano maging
malakas. Sapagkat nakayanan mo na
ding mabuhay ng wala siya at maging
masaya sa kung ano ang nandiyan.
Huwag sana tayong mata-
kot harapin ang pagkabigo sapagkat
ilan lamang ito sa mga magtuturo
sa atin upang tumayo at ituloy ang
buhay ng nakataas ang iyong noo.
TAAS NOOBangon ka muli kaibigan
Enrollment starts on April 18, 2016
Requirements for enrollment:
NSO Birth Certificate
Good Moral Certificate
Junior High School
The outreach program is conduct-
ed to extend the school’s thanks-
giving by helping and sharing the
graces they received for this year.
Each children of Amor village re-
ceived their gifts from the whole-
hearted GCS family. They might
receive a small gift but as the others
say, “it’s the thought that counts”.
The GCS family had
shown that Christmas is the spir-
it of giving without the thought of
getting. It is forgetting self and find-
ing time for others. It is discard-
ing the meaningless and stressing
the true values. And it is happi-
ness because we see joy in people.
-Lydi Anne Macadangdang
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6. Parte na ng buhay ng isang
tao ang salitang move on. Maram-
ing tao ang nakakarelate dito at
marami na ring gustong gawin ito.
Simpleng katagang hindi mo alam
kung paano at saan mo sisimulan.
Katagang ayaw mong maranasan.
Napakasakit at napakahirap tang-
gapin, pero kailangan. Yung lahat
ng nakasanayan, minahal, inalagaan
at pinahalagahan mo ay kailangan
mo ng talikuran. Isipin mo palang
ang mga pwedeng magbago, naka-
kadurog na ng puso. Paano nalang
pag kailangan mo ng harapin? Ang
sakit diba? Kayanin mo naman kaya?
Ang pagmomove on ay
para sa lahat ng mga taong nasak-
taan at nabigo. Hindi lang dahil
sa sakit dulot ng hindi nasukliang
pagmamahal, kundi pati na rin sa
mga bagay na hindi napanindigan.
Ngayon nga, crush mo lang may
pamove on move on kana. Madalas
at pinakamatindi sa lahat, yung nag-
mahal ka pero iniwan ka nalang bas-
ta. Yung pakiramdam na todo kapit
ka sa kanya, pero binitawan ka lang
niya. Karaniwan, pero tagos na rason
kung bakit gusto mong magmove on.
Saka mo lang mapagtatan-
to na kailangan mo ng magmove on
kung kalian nagising kana sa kato-
tohanang hindi na siya sayo, at yung
mga bagay na hinahangad mo sa
kinabukasan ay naglaho nalang kasa-
bay ng pagkawala niya sa buhay mo.
Ngayong napagtatanto mo na kahit
ilang beses niya sinabing di ka niya
iiwan, magagawa pa rin niya sa pana-
hong di ka na niya kailangan. Yung
mga bagay na nakasanayan at naging
dahilan ng kasiyahan mo, ay kail-
angan mo ng kalimutan. Wala kang
ibang magawa kundi sanayin nalang
ang sarili mo na harapin ang bukas
nang wala na siya, dahil kung hindi,
patuloy at patuloy ka lang masasak-
tan. Kaya nga may salitang MOVE
ON, para bitawan ang nakaraang nag-
dudulot ng dahilan para masaktan ka.
Ang pagmomove on, di mi-
namadali at di rin pinipilit yan. Lahat
ng bagay may nakalaan ng panahon
kung gaano katagal. Pero paano? Una
mong gawin, ACCEPTANCE. Tang-
gapin mo nalang na tapos na at wala
na. Na yung sinasabi niyong forever
ay hanggang dun lang yung kinaya.
Tanggapin mo yung nangyari, hindi
yung nananatili kang nakakulong sa
sitwasyong ikaw nalang mag-isa. Is-
unod mo, FORGIVE and ASK FOR
FORGIVENESS. Patawarin mo yung
mga taong nakasakit sayo, kahit
hindi nila hingin ang kapatawaran
mo sa nagawa nila, sinadya man o
hindi. Tao lang rin naman sila ehh,
nagkakamali. Humingi ka rin ng
tawad, may nagawa ka mang mali o
wala. Malay mo, baka nakasakit ka
rin nang di sinasadya. Mabuti nang
mamuhay ng walang mabigat na di-
nadala. Hindi masamang lunukin ang
pride, di nakakamatay yan. Palayain
mo ang sarili mo mula sa pagka-
poot na iyong nararamdaman. Huli
at pinakamahalaga, ENJOY LIFE.
Pakawalan mo na ang mga bagay
na pumipigil sayo para mabuhay ng
maligaya. Pagtuonan mo ng pansin
ang mga bagay at taong pinapasaya
ka sa bawat oras at panahong hin-
di mo man lang magawang tumawa.
Simpleng mga paraan, pero
mahabang panahon ang gugugulin.
Sundin mo ang mga pahayag ko sayo,
hindi yung katulad ng ibang naghah-
anap ng panakip butas. Hindi ka nga
nasasaktan, nakakasakit ka naman.
Sa katunayan nga, hindi naman ma-
hirap ang magMOVE ON. Sadyang
ang mga masasayang alaala at mga
pangako ng kahapon ang pumipigil at
nagpapahirap sayo para makabangon
mula sa nakaraan. Hindi mo naman
kailangang kalimutan ang mga bagay
na minsang naging dahilan ng mat-
amis na ngiti at tawang nagawa mo.
Kailangan mo lang tanggapin na
hanggang alaala nalang ang mga
iyon at kailanman hindi na mauulit
pa. Dahil marami na ang nagbago.
“Moving on is not about
forgetting the person from your past,
it’s about accepting the fact that their
part in your life has already expired”.
Gusto mong gawin pero di mo magawa! MOVE ON!!
Ok! Yang ok na yan ang nagtatapos sa lahat ng inyong pinag-uusapan parag sa pag-ibig
isang “ayoko na” ang nag tatapos sa lahat ng pnagsamahan niyo.
Sabi mo hindi mo ako iiwan, sinabi mo lang pala.
Pinakawalan mo tapos ngayon nasasaktan ka.
Sana iniisip mo yung mararamdaman ng ibang tao hindi mo alam may nasasaktan
Masakit; Ito yung iiwan ka nalang nila ng walang dahilan.
May mga bagay na dapat iniiwan mo na lalo na kung nasasakan ka na.
Kahit mahirap kaylangan nating tanggapin na lahat ng bagay nagbabago.
Yung nasa harap mo na pero hinahayaan mo lang na makuha ng iba!
Ang bilis ng panahon parang kelan lang mahal pa kita ngayon hindi na.
The most powerful superhero has been created.
Saitama is the main protagonist of OnePunch-Man and the most powerful hero alive. Saitama faces a self-im-
posed existential crisis, as he is now too powerful to gain any thrill from his deeds.
According to ONE ,the author of OnePunch-Man, He created Saitama out of boredom. Saitama is a parody of every
famous superheroes but unlike them, he didn’t get cool looks instead he got a bald head and people mistakenly thinks
that he is a bad guy.
Saitama became a hit not just in Japan but in the whole world not because of good looks, strong powers, and
catchy attack names but because of his simple look; he wears a plain yellow jumpsuit with a short zipper at the collar
and a belt, the costume is finished out by a red ensemble of boots, gloves and a white or red cape.
In the story, Saitama became so powerful that he can defeat every monster with only one punch hence the title One-
For a superhero, Saitama is rather laid back. Because even the mightiest foes pose no challenge to him, he
doesn’t take his hero work very seriously. In spite of this, he is constantly searching for an opponent that can chal-
lenge him, since his superhero work is beginning to bore him because it’s too easy. The combination of his attitude,
unstoppable strength, and distinctively simple and ‘unimpressive’ appearance often cause his battles to become
anticlimactic. Saitama will usually allow his opponents to rant about their motives and power up into their strongest
forms before suddenly and nonchalantly obliterating them with one punch.
OnePunch-Man teaches us to work hard like what Saitama did when he is just weak and being bullied. But
even with his power, he stayed humble and he doesn’t even got recognition for the things he did but spite in all of
this, Saitama didn’t complain.
Who do you think can beat Saitama?
-Jhey Brent Bondoc
Bald guy saves the day
Each gestures and actions during the Holy Mass has different meanings and representations.
Standing,it is a sign of respect and honor. During the Holy Mass, we stand as the celebrant, which represents Christ, enters and leaves the Mass. When we
stand for prayer, we stand in stature before God, in humble gratitude for the marvelous things God has done in creating and redeeming each one of us.
Sitting,it is the posture for listening and meditation.
Singing,singing together in church expresses the sacramental presence of God to his people. As we raise our voice as one in the prayers, we each lend our
individual voices to the great hymn of praise and thanksgiving to the triune God.
Being silent, it is the opportunities for us to enter more deeply in what God is doing in the Mass.
The sign of the Cross,the cross reminds us in a physical way of the paschal mystery we celebrate: the death and resurrection of our Savior Jesus
Christ.Sign of the Cross during the Gospel reading, it means praying that the Word of God may be always in our minds, lips and in our hearts.
Processions, is a sign of the pilgrim Church, the body of those who believe in Christ, on their way to the Heavenly Jerusalem.
Praying in unison, means that we truly are- one Body united in Christ through the sacrament of baptism.
Kneeling, signifies penance, homage and adoration.
Bowing, signifies reverence, respect and gratitude.
Actions speak louder than wordsWhat do gestures during the Holy Mass means
The 2 volleyball aces, Ash-
lie Ace Pacete and Marc Gerome Pas-
cua had been recruited by the CIT
Colleges team because of their win-
ning skills that they showed during
the APSTAP Volleyball tournament
where they got the 1st runner up
award. Both of them are good at re-
ceiving and spiking the ball, they are
versatile players who excel at both
offensive and defensive plays. Ac-
cording to them they are very much
delighted when the captain of CIT
colleges’ volleyball team asked them if
they want to play with their team for
the upcoming provincial meet. The
CIT’s coach saw potential on both of
them; after arranging everything that
has to be arranged they started their
training at the CIT volleyball court.
Both of them sacrifice many things
just to be able to play volleyball like
they have to skip their last subjects
to attend their training at Paniqui.
Ashlie said that Volley-
ball teaches him to be a good leader
and it increases his sportsmanship
where he learns to accept defeats.
According to Ashlie, this was all a
preparation for his future because
he hopes to play on Ateneo’s team
someday and become a great player.
On the other hand, Marc
Gerome stated that “Hindi ako
mabubuhay ng walang volleyball”,
this just shows his love and pas-
sion for volleyball. His inspiration
for playing was his teammates and
his school. Both of them are the
pride of the school, they represented
GCS using their skills in volleyball.
7. 8 hour movie marathon about
the literature, history and my-
thology of the Philippines
Filipino director Laz Di-
az’s 8 hour movie Hele sa Hiwagang
Hapis (A Lullaby for the Sorrowful
Mystery) received the Silver Bear Al-
fred Bauer Prize
at the 66th Ber-
an award given
to a film that
H e l e
Hapis is a his-
torical drama about the Philippine
revolution during the 19th century.
With 8 hours screen time,
Hele is the longest ever to compete in
the festival. Labeled as “slow cinema”,
director Laz Diaz defended his movie
and says that “We’re labeled ‘the slow
cinema’ but it’s not slow cinema, it’s
cinema,” and he also added “I don’t
know why ... every time we discourse
on cinema we always focus on the
length. It’s cinema, it’s just like poet-
ry, just like music, just like painting
where it’s free, whether it’s a small can-
vas or it’s a big canvas, it’s the same ...
So cinema shouldn’t be imposed on.”
The film features box of-
fice stars John Lloyd Cruz and Pi-
olo Pascual. It is a movie about the
Philippine revolution during 19th
century and focuses on the life of
Andres Bonifacio y de Castro, who
considered to be one of the main mo-
tivators of the uprising. The film fea-
tures different stories and shows the
literature, history and mythology of
our country during the Spanish rule.
Producer Bianca Balbue-
na praised the Berlinale for allowing
the film to be shown in competi-
tion for the main prize despite its
length. “The Berlinale gave us the
freedom, they didn’t ask us to cut
down the length of the film,” she
said, adding: “Thank you, Berlin.”
Diaz is known for his dif-
ferent approach in cinema for making
long epic movies, in 2007, he created
a nine-hour epic Death in the Land of
Encantos. Diaz shows what cinema
is capable of and encourages other
directors to be from the boundaries
and limits of film making and express
what they really want to share with
the audiences. Movies are not about
the length, it is about what’s in it.
-Jhey Brent Bondoc
Redefining the Cinema8 Hour movie challenge
10 Unknown facts about Harana
Harana is the vanished tradition of serenading prevalent in old Philippines. While most Filipinos are still familiar with this cus-
tom, it is mostly that – only a passing familiarity exists. We can hardly be blamed because there truly was no in-depth study ever done of this
once-important part of Philippine social fabric. Most of what we know came from stereotypical and romanticized versions depicted in old mov-
ies and paintings. Certainly, the citadels of academia did not pay much attention to this courtship ritual perhaps because they never considered it
an art form and relegated it more as plebeian endeavor of the popular culture. Thus, herewith we debunk the top ten misconceptions about harana.
10. Harana is performed by a lone suitor
The image of a lone singer/guitarist under the window at night probably happened more often in the movies than in real life. The truth is harana was in-
deed a bigger social event. In fact, it was a call for an evening soiree, with the interested party bringing along his friends for moral support. And for
those with the taste for extravagance, hiring the best musicians in town. It’s an instant party should they be lucky enough to be invited inside.
9. Water (or worse) is frequently thrown at unwelcome visitors
8. Men were the only ones who sang during the nocturnal ritual
7. Some haranistas show up drunk and behave badly
True master haranistas follow a code of honor. The term they used was “magalang at maginoo” (respectful and gentlemanly), the epitomy of chival-
ry. After all, they were representing the young men who requested their services. They come well-groomed and in their best clothes. They were also
known to gently coach young suitors too shy to express themselves. As with anything, there will always be bad apples but it is more of a rare occurrence.
6. Harana is an unstructured, any-
Harana was a formally structured
event with a set of protocols to ob-
serve. There are different stages
with each stage containing a spe-
cific set of songs, and the master
haranista leading the way based
on how the evening is progressing:
1. Panawagan (Calling or
Announcement) – Haranistas sing a
set of songs announcing their pres-
ence outside the house. Songs like
Dungawin Mo Sana (Wishing You’d
Look Out the Window), Dungawin
Mo Hirang (Look Out the Window,
My Beloved), Sa Gitna Ng Dilim
(In the Midst of Darkness), etc.
2. Pagtatapat (Proposal) –
If the haranistas are invited into
the home, the lyrical content of the
songs change. This is where the sing-
er used songs that openly declare
admiration and describe the virtues
he values in a woman. Many pop-
ular love songs of the day are sung
here (Ibig Kong Magtapat Sa Iyo
Paraluman, (I wish to Propose to
You, My Muse), Lihim Na Pagibig
(My Secret Love) and Kung Ika’y May
Alinlangan (If You Ever Doubt Me).
3. Panagutan (Response) – It
is at this point where the woman re-
sponds in song if she is inclined to.
She may respond with “Ang tangi
kong pagibig ay minsan lamang...”
as a diplomatic ‘I’m not ready’ sen-
timent. Or she may respond with
“O kay sarap mabuhay lalo na’t may
lambingan” which can be taken as a
sign of reciprocity. If it appears the
woman is not interested, haranistas in
turn choose their next song accord-
ingly – songs like Ako’y Isa Na Ngay-
ong Sawi (I am Now Brokenhearted)
or Pusong Wasak(Shredded Heart).
4. Pamaalam – Haranistas
have a set of farewell songs upon the
conclusion of the evening. Songs such
as Winawakasan Ko (I Hereby End
It) and Bakit Di Kita Maiwan(Why
Do I Find it Hard to Leave You).
5. You can sing any song you want
in a harana
During a serenade, one can pret-
ty much sing any love song he likes,
even English ones, and still get away
calling it a harana. But if you are
going for a truly authentic harana
experience like they did in old Phil-
ippines, you have to use a particluar
set of songs specifically written for
the endeavor. These were harana and
kundiman songs written by some of
the best-known composers in the
last hundred years such as Santia-
go Suarez, Constancio de Guzman,
Nicanor Abelardo, as well as other
traditional songs specific to a region.
4. The suitor is also the singer
The Philippines may be a nation of
singers but not all singers are created
equal. And since the success of the en-
deavor depends largely on the skill of
the singer, men sought the services of
master haranistas – the best in town
3. Haranistas show up unan-
While harana certainly happened
unannounced perhaps more often
than not, there are many instances
when a suitor would ask permis-
sion from the parents to serenade
in advance. This ensures the lady is
home in addition to receiving ad-
vanced blessings from her parents.
2. The woman decides whether or
not to invite the haranistas in
While the object of harana is cer-
tainly the maiden, it is a fact that
any courtship endeavor must be un-
der the watchful eyes of her parents
in conservative old Philippines, es-
pecially so in rural settings where
private meetings between men and
women were frowned upon. With
sentiments expressed under the guise
of the songs, free of malice, and with
everyone on their best behavior,
harana became an outlet and a par-
ent-sanctioned way for youngsters to
meet the opposite sex. As such, it is
the parents who have the ultimate say
whether to let the haranistas in or not.
1. Men used harana to declare their
love for a woman
Contrary to this popular notion, the
most common instance that sets a
harana in motion is the arrival of
a woman from a big city (like Ma-
nila) who is in the province for a
vacation. Also, maidens from near-
by villages who are in town for the
harvest. The glimpse of a new arrival
signals the men to organize them-
selves and bring out their guitars.
Harana then was not necessarily only
about the declaration of romantic
love but more often a social call for
young men to introduce themselves.
-Jhey Brent Bondoc
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Summer is everyone’s favorite, a once in a year experience started on the month of March and end on the month
of May. Beaches, swimming pools, mountains are the words that is very familiar during summer.
Families, friends, relatives and even couples get bond during summer.
Summer is a time to be together, some families are busy because of business and summer is their only way to be
together. Couples are busy with their own lives and summer is the only way to strengthen their relationship.
Summer is the key to be stress free. Enjoy Summer! Enjoy Life! Enjoy your time together in this coming summer.
An All-time favorite
8. Mention that you’re travelling to the Philippines and chances are you’ll probably hear some of these common concerns and misconceptions. So to put travellers at ease, we’ve tried our best to
address them here.
“I’ve heard that the Philippines isn’t safe.”
Incidents in the far south islands has given people a false impression about the risk of traveling through the rest of the country. As you may already know, the Philippines is made up of more than 7,000 islands
and we assure you that travel in our country is quite safe. Just practise the same kind of caution you would while travelling to any other country.
“I’ve heard I might not like the food.”
The Philippines has many regional foods that are as varied as the Filipinos who love them. While national dishes such as adobo and lechon are local favourites and easily found, there are also many restaurants
and eateries in cities to cater to the less-adventurous palate.
We’ve also been told that our meals are big on meat and small on greens. So if you find you aren’t enjoying enough fruit and veg, these are readily available at the outdoor fruit stands, street markets and su-
“Isn’t it difficult to get there?”
Our international airports are located in Manila, Cebu and Clark. The two major local airlines are Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific. If you’re including the Philippines in a travel itinerary of South East Asia,
you’ll find many flight carriers offer direct flights from nearby countries.
We do suggest booking well in advance if you plan on arriving in December. Many Filipinos come back to the islands to visit their families for Christmas and it can get quite busy.
“I heard that travelling domestically is tough.”
Travelling around the Philippines is not unlike many other Asian countries and may seem a little challenging or adventurous for those who aren’t accustomed to it. But rest assured, there are many options.
Domestic flight carriers serve dozens of routes. For a cheaper option, you’ll find that the Philippines is linked by a network of ferry routes.
An enormous number of bus services also cover the Philippines and generally do it quite cheaply and reliably. Island-hopping on a bus is even an option. You can travel all the way from north to south without
getting your feet wet!
“But isn’t it just like any other country in South East Asia?”
Yes, it is and quite a bit more! In fact the Philippines is every bit South East Asia – all the good bits. But unlike other South East Asian countries, it probably boasts the most diverse list of activities with something
for everyone. Choose from swimming with Whale Sharks, great diving, forgotten beaches to good surfing, even better nightlife, UNESCO World Heritage sites, smouldering volcanoes and much much more.
It’s also still a bit “undiscovered” by tourists so don’t be surprised to find yourself enjoying a quiet stretch of beach all to yourself. And did we mention that almost everyone speaks English?
“I don’t think there’s anything to do in Manila”
We beg to differ. Stop by the walled city of Intramuros for a strong sense of Philippines’ history. Hop on a jeepney. Stop by the National Museum of the Filipino people. Roam through the markets and backstreets
of Quiapo and Chinatown. Or if you can ride a bike, try a bike tour of this bustling city. But if you really must leave, a bus ride to the scenic town of Tagaytay will take you 1.5 hours.
Misconceptions about travelling
to the Philippines -Jhey Brent Bondoc (https://www.tourismphilippines.com.au/trav-
Science of Farts
Everyone farts but have
you ever wondered why does our
CHEMICAL MAKEUP OF THE AVER-
● 59% nitrogen, 21% hydrogen, 9%
carbon dioxide, 7% methane and
4% oxygen—all essentially odorless.
(Less than 1% is what makes farts
THE SMELL COMES...
● ...from minuscule amounts of
ammonia, hydrogen sulfide and
excrement, which can be smelled at
1 part per 100 million parts air.
● ...that gives farts that special
stench is hydrogen sulfide.
THE MORE SULFUR-RICH...
● ...your diet, the more your farts
● ...cause your flatulence to reek
include beans, cabbage, cheese,
eggs and soda.
● ...mushrooms and onions cause
a lot of gas because they contain
complex sugars that your body can’t
SPEED OF FARTS
● Farts have been clocked at a speed
of 10 feet per second.
● The average number of times each
person rips one daily. Who would’ve
● Women fart as much as men—
they’re just not quite as proud of
● Temperature of a fart at time of
● Fart noise is generated by the
flapping of butt cheeks, not by the
SPHINCTER SHOWDOWN: VEGETARI-
ANS VS. CARNIVORES
● Vegetarians actually pass more
gas; it’s just quieter due to their
larger stools and looser sphincter
● ...have less gas but they blow a
mightier horn thanks to their tighter
● People who are lactose intol-
erant have been known to cause
quite a stink upon consuming dairy
products. Keep in mind that whey
is a milk-based product. So if your
lactose challenges are responsible
for much reek, consider a nondairy
protein supplement such as soy or
TRUE OR FALSE?
● Can a flame be lit with flatu-
lence? True. The art of fart-lighting
(or blue-darting, zorching or gas
lamping, as it’s also called) is the
practice of setting fire to the gases
from one’s backside, often producing
a blue hue. But before you point that
blowtorch toward your blowhole,
know that many a dumbass has
been burned by this asinine stunt.
Well, farts are just a normal for our
body and it just shows how healthy
we are so why hide it, let it all blast!
Malapit nanaman ang bakasyon at ang matinding init ng araw ay
maaaring magdulot ng mga ibat-ibang sakit sa ating katawan, huwag nating
hayaang masira ang ating bakasyon. Alamin ang mga sakit na ito upang atin
itong maiwasan at maagapan.
1. BUNGANG ARAW
Ang bungang araw ay ang kondisyon ng pagkakaroon ng mga butlig-butlig
sa balat at pakiramdam na maaaring mahapdi o makati. Ito ay dahil sa mga
nagbarang labasan ng pawis dulot ng dumi at mga bacteria. Pinaka-uso ang
kondisyong ito sa mainit o maalinsangang panahon.
Ang sunburn o pagkasunog ng balat dahil sa tindi ng init ng araw ay usong-
uso rin sa panahon ng tag-araw. Ito ay mas lalong madalas sa mga indibidwal
na nagbabakasyon sa mga beach at sa mga nagtatrabaho sa ilalim ng sikat ng
araw na walang proteksyon gaya ng sunblock. Huwag itong babalewalain sapa-
gkat maaari itong humantong sa mas malalang kondisyon na skin cancer
Isa sa mga pinaka nakababahalang kondisyong maaaring maranasan dahil sa
sobrang init na panahon ay ang heatstroke. Ang sobrang pagtaas ng tem-
peratura ng katawan ay makaaapekto ng husto sa maaayos na paggana ng
mga sistema sa katawan lalo na sa utak. Maaari itong magdulot ng pagpalya
ng ilang organ sa katawan, pagkawala ng malay-tao, at ang pinaka malala, ay
Higit na bumibilis ang pagkawala ng tubig sa katawan sa panahon ng tag-init.
Dahil dito, mas tumataas rin ang kaso ng dehydration lalo na sa mga nagpa-
pabaya. Ang dehydration ay isa ring seryosong kondisyon na kung mapapaba-
yaan ay maaaring makamatay.
5. PAGKAHILO SA BIYAHE
Dahil marami ang nagbabakasyon sa malalayong lugar sa panahon ng tag-init
o summer, hindi rin maiiwasang may mga nakararamdam ng pagkahilo sa
byahe o motion sickness. Ito ang pagkakaranas ng matinding pagkahilo, pag-
susuka, pagliliyo, at pananakit ng ulo.
6. FUNGI SA BALAT
Ang mga sakit sa balat tulad ng an-an, buni, at hadhad na dulot ng impeksyon
ng fungi sa balat ay maaaring mauso rin sa panahon ng tag-init. Dahil sa init
ng panahon, ang mga fungi na nagdudulot ng mga sakit na ito ay madaling
kumakalat sa balat na mamasa-masa sa pawis.
7. PAGKALASON SA PAGKAIN
Tumataas din ang posibilidad ng pagkakalason sa mga pagkain o food poi-
soning. Dulot pa rin ng mainit na panahon, mas mabilis dumami ang bacteria
sa mga pagkaing napapabayaan. Kung ito ay mapapabayaan at mahahayaang
makain, maaari itong makalason at magdulot ng pananakit ng tiyan, pagsusu-
ka o pagtatae.
Mga sakit ngayong tag-init
Tired of your old boring folder icons? Guess what, did you know that you can change the folder icon to your own custom design?
Here is how:
1. Download or choose your desired icon folder
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3.Right click the folder you want to customize then click properties
4.Go to customize and below folder icon, click “change icon”
5.Click browse and locate the icon image you have converted, usually it is on your Downloads folder.
In the Movie Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Albus Dumbledore said “It is not our abilities that show what we truly are, it is our CHOICES.” Our Choices and
decisions guide our lives and build our futures. Whether people notice it or not, the choices we make today affect our tomorrow. I believed in the freedom of choice.
The choices we make today, whether big or small will forever affect our future. Once a choice has been made, the actions play out, and the consequence is delivered; we have
to live with those consequences.
Every day, we are confronted with different choices. You choose whether you go to school or not, believed in a religion, make an honest living, cheat during examination,
what to wear during free dress, to bring or not your cellular phones, and so much more. Your personal choice leads you to your personal consequence. For example, you choose not to
go to school, you don’t receive an education, you can’t get a decent job or career, and you face money troubles the rest of your life.
I can say from experience that I have made plenty of choices based on what I thought other people wanted. I can honestly say those are decisions I regret the most. I resent
living life with regrets. I now realize that my choices are my own, and that the consequences of my decisions will also be my own. I will live with those consequences with no regret,
and because of this, I will be happy with my choices.
The definition of right and wrong differs from person to person. It is up to each person individually to have their own morals and standards and make choices based on
those morals and standards. Every person needs to be brave enough to make their choices and knowing the consequences of those choices. Be strong enough to live with those conse-
quences and be happy with their choices. Don’t let someone else’s guide your Life. The choices we make guide our lives and shape us into the person that we choose to be. We control
our own lives, no one can make our decisions for us, and the ultimate choice to live our Lives lies within ourselves.
Your Choice, Your Consequence, Your FutureMrs. Germyn Nool - Guidance Coordinator
9. Diyos na
Kung sino-sino pa ang hinahanap mo,
Nandiyan lang naman ang Diyos para sayo,
Ang dami mo pang inerereklamo,
Lahat na nga ipinagkaloo sayo,
Ang dami mong hugot,
Sa taong di naman nagmamahal sayo,
Kung ilaan mo nalang ang oras mo,
Kay Hesus na nagkaloob ng buhay mo,
Karamihan sa ating mgatao,
Madalas nakalilimot tayo,
Kasiyahang ating natatamo,
Di lubos maisip na ang Diyos ang may plano
Kung kagipitan ang dumating,
At di alam ang gagawin,
Lumapit ka lang sakanya,
Buong puso kang tatanggapin kahit nilimot mo
Tuwing gabi nag-pupuyat ka,
Maagang pagising mo hindi mo kaya,
Isipin mo naman ang Diyos,
Hindi natutulog upang bantayan ka,
Simpleng pagdarasal ‘di mo magawa,
Pagtulong sa kapwa ‘di mo kaya,
Isang oras na pagsisimba tinatamad ka ,
Ano pa’t nilikha ka niya?
Hindi mo ba naisip suklian,
Buhay na kanyang inilaan,
Upang tayo’y tubusin lamang,
Sa ating mga kasalanan,
Subukan mong manalig sakanya,
Wala ka ng hahanapin pa,
Dahil kahit ano ka pa,
Sa kanya’y tanggap na tanggap ka
Kung siya’y aking ilalarawan,
Buong kwaderno ay aking masusulatan
Sapagkat mula kamusmusan,
Siya ang tangi natng sandigan,
Pananalig lang naman ang kailagan niya,
Panalangn lang ang gusto niya,
Pagtulong sa kapwa ang ikasisiya niya,
Pagmamahalan ang magpapangiti sakanya,
Siya ay mapagmahal,
Siya ay mapagpatawad,
Siya ang tangpagligtas,
Ang dakila sa lahat.
-Jamaica B Codillo
F r i e n dWe’ve known each other since kinder
We’ve shared memories together
You know what, I have a prayer
Hoping that this friendship will not end forever
You make me happy
You make my day complete
For that I would like to say thank you
For giving me memories of you
Before we start our new journey in life
I want to hug you tight
For making my life so bright
And for joining me in my fight
I want to dedicate this poem to you my friend
For guiding me in the darkest moment of my life
For being my star that gives shine to my life
You’re the best gift I’ve receive in my entire life
I’d remember those epic memories of us
Those funny moments of us
Thank you for all those memories
You’ll forever be my classmate, my batch mate and
my best friend
I would like to end this poem this moment
But there are these words that I couldn’t say
Maybe because I’m scared
Scared that our friendship might end
I don’t want to say these words
But it seems like someone is pushing me to spill it
3 words 8 letters how to say? How to prove?
And I know for you it’s hard to believe
You’re my best friend
You’re my batch mate
You’re my classmate
Can I be your soulmate?
I may not be a perfect man
But I promise that I will do all that I can
Just for you my friend
I mean my best friend
This is the moment my friend
Yes I’m scared
But I need to do these before everything end
3 words 8 letters I LOVE YOU my best friend
- Jhey Brent Bondoc
Kaibigan!Masaya tayo noon,
Lagi tayong mag kasama,
Laging andyan para sa isa’t-isa,
Pero sa isang iglap,
Nawala ito ng parang bula,
Ng dahil sa isang pagkakamaling,
Hindi ko naman inaasahan,
Pagkakamaling ang hirap pigilan,
Lalo na kung alam mong wala kang karapatan,
Sino nga ba kasi ako,
Isa mo lang naman akong kaibigan,
Kaibigang nagpapasaya sayo,
Kaibigang karamay mo,
Kaibigang handang magsakripisyo para sayo
At higit Sa lahat nag mamahal sayo ng buong puso,
Kahit na akoy malungkot,
At ikay masaya ,
Kahit na akoy iniwan mo,
Tandaan mo andito Lang Ako Aking KAIBIGAN!
-Aurina Jssamin Pee Salosagcol
Tumingin ako sa alapaap
Nagmula pala sa ulap
Ulang tila patak ng luha
Na nanggaling sa mga
Hinihintay na madiligan
Kasiyahan ay nariyan
Pagsapit mo, O Ulan
Ulang mukha’y tag-
Espada ni Adan
Di ko mabilang
Na Kulay Kahel
Gusto kong ilabas
Kung ula’y di na malakas
Kasayahang dulot mo
Nagpasigla ng buhay ko
I love you since then
I’m hiding the pain as long as I can
I don’t want to tell you that I love you
I might get hurt If you would reject what I feel for you
You might distance yourself from me
And with that, I might call love as stupidity
Loving you might ruin the things between us
I care for our friendship and I want it to last
You have a special place in my heart and my mistake is
to love you from the start
Forgetting my love for you is not that easy
But I’ll try to do it for the sake of you and me
I know someday I can accept the fact
I know that someday my love for you won’t come back
I’ll look in your eyes but it won’t feel the same
Then I won’t feel unusual upon hearing your name
“Early to bed, to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” – Ben Franklin
How many times have you said “5 more minutes” or hit the snooze button and resume from sleeping. Waking up is probably the hardest thing to do
in the morning but did you know, in parallel to the quote of Ben franklin, waking up early makes us healthy, wealthy and wise? Here are some benefits of waking
Time for food
Breakfast is the most important meal but many people often fail to take it because of time constraints. Breakfast supplies the energy we need for the
whole day so what do you think will happen to ourselves if we face the day with no energy left on our bodies. Because of the lack of time, we try to eat foods that
are easier to eat and most of this easy to eat foods don’t have the enough nutrients to power us up through the day; sometimes we also result on having brunch
or the breakfast-lunch or the late morning breakfast. Because of this we feel full during lunch time and brunch destroys our eating habit and contributes on
imbalance diet and fat build up. By taking more time in the morning, you have a healthier meal, which will make you more productive and effective.
If you’re studying, you should know that research conducted by Texas University found that students who consistently woke up early each day actually
scored better test scores and overall grade points, in comparison to those who slept in all the time.
Of course you will not be bright if waking up early is just what you are doing, with proper breakfast it will activate your brain to focus more on your
studies thus will improve your memory and you will have better grades.
Waking up early gives us more time to do many things and exercise is the best thing you can do during this free time. Many people’s excuse of not
having exercise is because they don’t have time to do it in the morning so waking up early is the solution. Make it part of your morning routine and you will be
more alert and your productivity will increase
Waking up early plus healthy breakfast and exercise will boost our efficiency and will energize our brain to face the many stresses on the school. The
morning is when your brain is most alert and focused, so get your most important tasks done right away.
Waking up early is really good to our bodies and minds plus it gives us more time to relax and enjoy the morning and watch the sunrise, this will
increase our mood and will give us a good head start.
-Jhey Brent Bondoc
Benefits of waking up early
1. It’s possible for your body to survive without a surprisingly large fraction of its internal organs. Even if you lose your stomach, your spleen, 75% of your liver,
80% of your intestines, one kidney, one lung, and virtually every organ from your pelvic and groin area, you wouldn’t be very healthy, but you would live.
2. During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools. Actually, Saliva is more important than you realize. If your saliva cannot
dissolve something, you cannot taste it.
3. The largest cell in the human body is the female egg and the smallest is the male sperm. The egg is actually the only cell in the body that is visible by the naked
4. The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue and the hardest bone is the jawbone.
5. The human feet have 52 bones, accounting for one quarter of all the human body’s bones.
6. Feet have 500,000 sweat glands and can produce more than a pint of sweat a day.
7. The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razorblades. The reason it doesn’t eat away at your stomach is that the cells of your stomach wall renew
themselves so frequently that you get a new stomach lining every three to four days.
8. The human lungs contain approximately 2,400 kilometres (1,500 mi) of airways and 300 to 500 million hollow cavities, having a total surface area of about 70
square metres, roughly the same area as one side of a tennis court. Furthermore, if all of the capillaries that surround the lung cavities were unwound and laid
end to end, they would extend for about 992 kilometres. Also, your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart.
9. Sneezes regularly exceed 100 mph, while coughs clock in at about 60 mph.
10. Your body gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil.
10 facts about our bodies
10. Last October 8,9 and 10
2015, The Association of Private
Schools in Tarlac Province(AP-
STAP) held their annual Sports meet
at Paniqui, Tarlac. Gerona Catho-
lic School showed that they are not
being left out in the field of sports.
GCS showed their might at
the Track and field and relay games.
Angela Facun, a grade 6 student got
the 2nd place for 400 meter Track
and field run; along with the grade
5 student, Lianne Vallero who got
4th place for 400 meter Track and
field run they showed that GCS
can keep pace with other schools.
GCS exhibits its girl power
when the Elementary relay team won
the 4x100 Relay; the girls team in-
cludes Zenna Clareth Abraham, Jen-
nelyn Papina, Angel Alexis Aban and
Lianne Vallero. Of course the boys
did not just let the girls team to only
win the relay match, the boys team
that are comprise of different grades
namely Von Andrew Alejandrino,
Albert Abraham Jr., Kenberlin Nool
and Karl Justin Villanueva showed
their speed at their own relay match.
The players go home with a
smile in their lips as they celebrate at a
er with their coach and teammates.
-Kristan Oneal Daga
As fast as a lightning
GCS takes places on APSTAP athletic competitions
Confident, smart and
friendly, these are the traits that de-
scribe Monissa Ky A. Pandaw, a proud
grade 5 student of Gerona Catholic
School. She won the 1st place of the
APSTAP sports meet chess tour-
nament (Elementary Level) and
bags the 9th place for the Provincial
Meet under her trainer, Mr. Sonny
Boy Arciaga. Her expertise on chess
made her won the competitions.
She told that her inspira-
tion for playing chess was her family
because they are always there for her.
She also told that before the comple-
tion, she felt nervous but with prayers
she became a wise ruler and lead her
chess pieces to
T h e
11 year old stu-
the GCS and
became an in-
spiration to all
showed that GCS can also compete
not just with the battle of strength but
also with the battle of minds like chess.
Her secret as a great chess
player is practice and hard work, she
believes that “You must pursue your
passion so it will become a talent”.
-Josh Andrei Guevarra
The Alaska Aces did just
enough to outplay and ward off Ba-
rangay Ginebra, San Miguel Beermen
and win their fourth straight game
86-80, in the 2016 PBA Commis-
sioner’s Cup last Wednesday March
9 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Alaska’s Import Shane Edward scat-
tered 25 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists
Calvin Abueva went 7 of 15 for 17
points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, a steal
and block despite batting foul trouble
Greg Slaughter had a game
high points on 10 of14 shoot-
ing to go with 10 rebounds
Ginebra Import Othyus
Jeffers who missed his first 13 goal
attempts before making his first
points early in the third quarter, came
alive in the 2nd half with 21 points
He also brought Ginebra to
within 78-7 with 2:40 remaining but
Jazul turned them off with his impres-
sive 3 points 37 seconds later, 82-78
A pair of Jervy Cruz free
throws brought the countdown to two
again before Jazul baited Alaska out
with two charities of his own for the 4
points within 13.7 seconds left to play.
Joe Devance and Japeth
Aguilar had 10 pints each, with
Aguilar pulling down 6 rebounds
on top 4 assists and two blocks.
-Josh Andrei Guevarra
Last February 27, 2016 at
Smart Araneta Coliseum, the season
78 women’s volleyball De Lasalle Uni-
versity vs. Ateneo De Manila Univer-
sity played. Lasalle Lady Spikers break
the defense of Ateneo Lady Eagles.
With the player of the
game Kim Fajardo of De Lasal-
le Lady Spikers, who created 8 pts.
In the first set, 5 pts in the 2nd and
9 pts in the third set, while Ateneo’s
best player Alyssa Valdez didn’t score.
Ateneo lose because of er-
rors that they can’t escape like Bea
De Leon’s illegal attacking, while
Lasalle have a good game in the 1st
set with the score 25-22, that’s not
easy for Lasalle but they just sweep
the defense of Ateneo Lady Eagles.
friends Kim Fajardo and Mika Reyes
started to pump up they scored 8-5
over Ateneo, also Ara Galang scored 3
Ateneo is on the way again
to score as many as they can but they
can’t break into the defense of De La-
salle but when the coach of Delasalle
called a time out, Fajardo, Reyes and
Ara Galang is out of the game with the
others so it’s time for Ateneo to score
again, during that time Ateneo scored
10 points. And the score is 17-7.
Delasalle Lady Spikers are
cheering and shouting: “Its time to
make a miracle”, and Delasalle im-
proved their defense and offense
because their first six players got a
3 point lead and 5 more points to
go and Ateneo can’t beat the score.
“It’s time to go home!”
De Lasalle shouted to the Ateneo
who ‘bout to lose their 3rd set in
score of 25-17,Fajardo and Galang
are glad that they defeated the Ate-
neo. They celebrated their 25 streak
wins because of that game between
Ateneo Lady Eagles, while Ateneo
is out for now because of that lose.
-Kristan Oneal Daga
La Salle wins over Ateneo
APSTAP 2k15Teaching players the code of sportmanship
The athletic students of every school
battled and fought with sportsman-
ship by means of individual sports,
team sports and performances.
September 29,2015, the
very own president of APSTAP (Alli-
ance of Private Schools in Tarlac Prov-
at Paniqui, Tarlac and told the players
to make it a peaceful competition and
just enjoy the games because happi-
ness is more important than medals.
The traditional event
shows that school should not only
focus for academic attainments
but for athletic attainments too.
The indoor games’ play-
ers had their tough fights in sheds
and room of St. Rose Catholic
School while the outdoor games’
players beat the scorch of the
sun to keep their games going.
There was also a pageant
made especially for the faces of each
school, cheered by their energetic
schoolmates and cheering squad. This
pageant is to show the essence of a
student’s beauty and to associate the
role models of every school togeth-
er as one to inspire every student to
cheer up, gain confidence and be nice
inside and outside their campuses.
The event ended in Oc-
tober 3, 2015 with two types of ath-
letes: “W” and “L”. The Ws are those
winners who won and get their ef-
forts paid off and the Ls who are the
learners who lost but gained les-
sons. In a competition, you won’t
lose unless you quit and give up.
-John Lester Lactaotao
KOMIKS-Josh Andrei Guevarra & Vergilio Parazo
11. Find the Words
Tarlac declared an outbreak
of Newcastle disease virus
The Department of Ag-
riculture (DA) had imposed a
strict biosecurity and quarantine
measures to the province of Tar-
lac after it declared an outbreak
of Newcastle disease virus.(NDV)
The Newcastle disease virus
or Evian Pest is a contagious bird dis-
ease affecting many domestic and wild
avian species, and is transmissible to
humans. It attacks mainly the lungs
and nervous system of birds and poul-
try. The virus can quickly wipe out
100% of a commercial chicken flock.
DA Undersecretary Jose
Reaño said the NDV has also affected
poultry in Quezon City and the prov-
inces of Zambales, Pangasinan, Pam-
panga, Bulacan, Laguna and Quezon.
Reaño said they have sent sam-
ples of the virus to Australia to
determine its strain.The official
also denied that the virus will
cause a shortage in poultry supply.
Exposure of humans to infect-
ed birds can cause mild conjunc-
tivitis and influenza-like symp-
toms, but the virus otherwise
poses no hazard to human health.
No treatment for NDV ex-
ists, but the use of prophylactic vac-
cines and sanitary measures reduces
l i h o o d
b r e a k s .
Tarlac under quarantine
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