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VOLUME XVI NO. 1

MAGSAYSAY BOULEVARD, CALBAYOG CITY, SAMAR

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THE OFFICIAL STUDENT PUBLICATION OF CHRIST THE KING COLLEGE-JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL DEPARTMENT

Bringing the Good News

TRESURES OF THE PAST. Some visitors glance at the displays at the newly-renovated CKC Samar Archeological Museum. This was during the 50th anniversary of the musuem last August 29, 2017. (KHP PHTOTO) TURN TO PAGE 8 for more details on the golden anniversary of the museum.

ON THE PROCESSION FOR ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISSI

Christi Regians rally for life ESC subsidy gets hike

By: Trisha Rose Mante Editor-in-Chief

ON THE vesper day of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, members of school community of Christ the King College brought banners calling to respect the sanctity of life. The streamers containing Franciscan themes were brought during the procession after the Transitus Mass last October 3, 2017. Fr. Nello Bulawan, OFM, OIC College President, mentioned that the streamers is in response to the alarming reported killings in the country and the terrorism activities in Marawi City. Aside from the streamers, students also showed the portraits of other Franciscan saints and Pope Francis. This is aside from the images of St. Francis, St. Clare and St. Anthony which were part of the solemn procession. During the mass, the statement of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on drug-

related killings entitled Lord Heal Our Land was read. The statement cited the incident involving high school student Kian Loyd delos Santos and 19-year-old Carl Angelo Arnaiz who were killed in a drug operation. “In the name of God, stop the killings! May the justice of God come upon those responsible for the killings!” former CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Dagupan said in a statement on behalf of the bishops. Villegas also encouraged faithful to offer prayers for those who were killed in government operation against illegal drugs as well as victims of violence in Marawi.

By: GILES ALIMAN Managing Edior

PRO-LIFE. Junior High School students bringing the portraits of Pope Francis and and St. Francis of Assisi during a procession which aims to call fo respect of sanctity of life. The two Francis’ were known as prolife. (PHOTO COURTESY OF CAMPUS MINISTRY OFFICE)

GRADE 7 students who are Educational Service Contracting (ESC) grantees will get a subsidy increase effective this School Year 20172018 The Department of Education (DepEd) has expanded the sponsorship only to Grade 7 students with consideration of the location of the school. Qualified Christ the King College students will now receive a total of Php 9,000 tuition subsidy. This is Php 500 higher than last year’s Php 8,500 which is the amount given to

schools outside Metro Manila. Ms. Rhina Advincula, CKC Assessment Coordinator said that the additional amount will defray expenses into the grantee’s school account. “The additional amount to the subsidy is a positive response to the school and to the parents,” Ms. Advincula said. Meanwhile, the subsidy amount for Grade 8-9 remains to Php 8,500 and Php 7,500 for Grade 10. ESC is government’s financial assistance program for private schools under the Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education (GASTPE) .

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Science, Math Clubs host two-day camp By: rashel brase Staff Writer

A CAMPFIRE under the night sky capped off the first day of the SciMath Camp held last November 17, 2017 at St. Francis Grounds of Christ the King College. Science Club and Mathematics Club of the Junior High School Department collaborated to spearhead the two-day encampment. Participants circled the blazing fire as they presented

their creative jingles. They were grouped into Patrols with members coming from different grade levels. JHS Principal Br. Pablo Cui, OFM, graced the activity watching over the students enjoying various activities. He also gave his remarks during the opening of the said camp where he expressed his support on the activity. Students also participated in day activities like Flag Making, Poster Making, Essay Writing, Quiz Bee, Jingle, SciDama, and DaMath

that challenged their skills and intelligence. The second day of the camp started with an extreme activity which is the Amazing Race. Different patrols participated in various challenges. There were also other informative activities like hand signalling, knottying and bandaging The theme of the camp was “EarthBeat: Excavating the Abyss, Pulsing the Current, Steering the Youth as Stewards of Sustainable Development.”

HAPPY FACES. Organizers and some participants of the two-day Sci-math Camp take a photo opportunity with the marker made by the club officers for campers to enjoy some Instragram-worthy photos. (PHOTO BY: AUDREY GOMEZ)

CKC-JHS Celebrates Nutri Month

NEXT TOP MODEL. Grade 9 students Charles Coprada and Jack Jumaday walks in the runway as they model fruits for the celebration of Nutrition Month last July 2017. (PHOTO BY: AUDREY GOMEZ)

By: Trisha Rose Mante Editor-in-Chief

IT WAS indeed an enthusiastic month-ender for the Junior High school students of Christ the King College as they gathered at the Assumption Province Gymnatorium to celebrate the Nutrition Month on the

last day of July. The said celebration was hosted by the Science Club and was said to be not only for the purpose of meeting what their year plan holds, but to relive the significance of a healthy diet, with the theme, “Healthy Diet, gawing habit FOR LIFE!”

Science Club Adviser Mr. Wilson Tarrayo, gave his opening remarks where he mentioned the relevance of the celebration to the audience. Ms. Melissa Garcia, the school nurse, was the guest speaker of the celebration. She shared few simple exercises for a

healthy living. There were competitions to highlight the celebration such as Poster Making Contest, Cooking Contest, Eating Contest, Quiz Bee, Jingle, and Fruit Modeling. Students Charles Coprada and Jack Jumaday were the darling of the crowd as they made their poses during the Fruit Modelling which made the audience laugh out loud. Students from the Special Education Department also took part in some games like the Tug of War where they competed against Grade 9 students, Science club president Ethan Rosales ended the celebration with his closing remarks where he expressed gratitude for everyone who participated in the event.

KHP, TCR hold School Level Press Confab By: kylie ventures & Trisha Rose Mante Staff Writers

THE King’s Herald Publication and The Christi Regian, the school publications of Junior and Senior High School Department respectively merged to convene a School Level Press Conference held last July 24, 2017. The school-based competition was held to choose the best journalists to represent the Christ the King College (CKC) in the district level of the annual Schools Press Conference. An average of three students coming from Grades 7 to 12 registered to compete in various individual journalistic categories both in English and Filipino. Several students also auditioned for group competitions namely Radio Broad-

casting and Collaborative Publishing. Winners in the different categories represented CKC in the district level. This was the first time that private schools were obliged to go through the district level. Opposite from the last year’s competition were private schools were qualified to compete in the division level. CKC, which was under Calbayog II District, competed with other schools of the district namely Calbayog City National High School and Calbayog City Night High School. Only the champion was able to proceed to the division level of the competition. Grade 12 student Rommel Buenafe, of Sports Writing Filipino, was the lone contestant coming from CKC who qualified in the Division Level.

NATIONAL SCENE

Marawi: Liberated, But Still In Action IT HAS been more that hundred days when the Islamic City of Marawi was touched by strife, thousands of innocents died, soldiers wounded, the people, with nothing to help, felt hopeless. It began on May 23, 2017, on a Tuesday afternoon, when gunmen from IS-inspired Abu Sayaff and Maute, backed by several foreign fighters mostly from Indonesia and Malaysia, broke out all over Marawi and claimed territory to establish an IS enclave in Southeast Asia. The whole nation was afraid, devastated, praying for the war to end, longing to hear the President’s declaration of peace in the attacked city. Until one day, October 17, 2017, President Rodrigo Duterte announced, “Ladies and gentlemen, I

hereby declare Marawi City liberated from the terrorist influence that marks the beginning of rehabilitation.” Even with the stage marked with bullets from gunshots, evidence of the war that lasted for months, the audience, which mostly composed of soldiers, roared and applauded as the long awaited message from the President has finally been confirmed - Marawi, liberated from the terrorist attacks. Millions of Filipinos have long looked forward to this proclamation, cries of relief and prayers have been answered, but for these soldiers who are at the warfront, it was different. It was oubly significant. The message meant that the soldiers finally accomplished their mission.

A day earlier the announcement of President Duterte, on Monday morning, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana confirmed in a media briefing the deaths of Maute Group leader Omar Maute and Abu Sayaff sub-leader Isnilon Hapilon. Although liberation was confirmed, threats are still highly anticipated as searches confirmed that at least 30 terrorists are still within the premises of Marawi. Speaking to the Associate Press, Gen. Eduard Año said that even though the President’s declaration meant that the threats from the terrorists was substantially over. He addresed “So this will continue. There will be no letup. It’s about time [we finish] the remaining terrorists here in Mindanao.”

MABUHAY. Nagbigay ng kanyang mensahe sa mga mag-aaral. si Br. Pablo Cui, OFM, and punong guro ng Junior High School Department, sa kalagitnaan ng pagdriwang ng paaralan ng Buwan ng Wika. (KUHA NI: AUDREY GOMEZ) PUMUNTA SA PAHINA 4 SA IBA PANG MGA BALITA AT LATHALAIN SA FILIPINO.


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CYPTCA elect new officers By: bert basbas

CYPTCA OFFICERS

Editor-in-Chief

NEW officers of the Curriculum Year Parents, Teachers, and Community Association (CYPTCA) of Christ the King College-Junior High School (CKC-JHS) Department were elected after the term of the officers of the previous school year ended. Engr. Gildo Arais was elected as the new CYPTCA President for this school year. They will be serving until 2019. The election happened during the Parent’s Orientation Day held last July 15, 2017 at the Assumption Province Gymnatorium. PARENTS ORIENTATION Prior to the election of the CYPTCA Board officers, parents and guardians reported to their respective homeroom for the orientation and the election of homeroom PTA officers. The parent’s orientation involved matters like guidance and school clinic services, ESC guidelines and school fees. Rules on school uniform and PE uniform, dress

ENGR. GILDO C. ARAIS President MRS. ERLINDA P. CALESA Vice President MRS. MARISIELE A. GOMEZ Secretary MRS. MA. JESUSA L. AMANTIO Treasurer MR. ROBERTO BILLATE Auditor MR. RAUL ROSALES MRS. CARINA C. CARANZO Public Information Officers MRS. MEENJE O. DIONEDA MRS. CATHERINE ORTIZ Business Managers DANCING MOMS. Parents coming from Grade 9 dance to the groove of the music as they show their performance for the CYPTCA induction and Acquaintance Party. (PHOTO BY: AUDREY GOMEZ)

code upon entering the campus and stickers for vehicles entering the campus, were also discussed during the oriention. Several school rules were also emphasized during the parent’s orientation for the information of the parents and guardians.

NEWS BITS NCAE for Grade 9 Grade 9 students took the National Career Assessment Exam (NCAE) slated last September 4-5, 2018. The two-day examination aims to guide the conduct of career guidance to students. The result of the examination will provide basis for Junior High School students for profiling their aptitude in four Senior High School Tracks namely: Academic, Technical-Vocational, Sports and Arts and Design. (RONAN LUKE DIONEDA)

Traning for JHS Leaders Junior High School student leaders and officers joined the annual Leadership Training last February 13-15, 2018. Several activities were conducted for the student leaders to enjoy and improve their leadership skills. The event was spearheaded by Junior High School Supreme Student Givenrment (JHSSSG). (OLGA MARIE TARRAYO)

INDUCTION OF OFFICERS CYPTCA and Homeroom PTA officers were once gathered last August 18, 2017 for the Induction of Officers and their Acquaintance Party. Br. Ariel Manga, OFM, CKC President, served as

Selected Junior High School students and members of Francisyan Youth joined the celebration of the Feast of St. Clare at Poor Clare Monastery. Every August 11, the Franciscan family observes the solemnity of St. Clare. (NELL ANGELI PETILLA)

MRS. SHAULA M. ALER Grade 7 MR. RODOLFO FERNANDEZ Grade 8 MRS. LEILANI G. APES Grade 9 MR. REYNALDO BERNALES

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JHS scouts join int’l jamboree By: ETHAN ROSALES, micah caranzo & Rashel Brase SOME members of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) from Junior High School (JHS) Department participated in an international jamboree held in Davao del Norte. A number of students participated in the 6th ASEAN Scout Jamboree held in Energy Park, Tagum City last November 27 to December 2, 2017. The international jamboree was attended by scouts coming from 13 countries

in Southeast Asia and other neighboring nations. The nights at the 6th ASEAN Scout Jamboree were showcase of talents and exchange of culture and tradition among nations through dances and songs. GSP Nat’l Camp Meanwhile, members of the Girl Scout of the Philippines (GSP) from JHS attended a weeklong national camp in Cebu City. Christi Regian girl scouts took part in GSP 40th National Encampment held on November 30 to December 5, 2017 at Marina Yulo Vargas Regional Program

and Training Center. The national event, with the Cebuano theme of “Paggiya, Pagkinabuhi, Pagalagad” with English translation “Lead, Live, Serve”, was participated by scouts all over the Philippines. Participants from Christ the King College were divided in four sub-camps forming 8 members in each sub-camp namely, Magellan’s Cross, Basilica del Sto. Nino, Fort San Pedro and Casa Gorordo. Each sub-camp has different schedules and activities which included Martial Arts, City Tour, Arts and Crafts, Rock-climbing, Ra-

pelling, Sinulog Dance and Disaster Preparedness. The girls were also challenged as they have prepared their own food and faced water supply problems. GSP in Iloilo Prior to the national encampment, GSP members also participated in the GSP Visayas Regional, Junior, Senior & Cadet Camp held in Camp Pasica in Dingle. Iloilo City last October 23-28, 2017. CKC girl scouts were among the members of Calbayog City council who participated in the regional encampment.

LO C A L N E W S

ASEAN Info Kiosk launched in CYP By: Trisha Rose Mante Editor-in-Chief

Feast of St. Clare

the inducting officer for the CPYTCA Board Officers. Homeroom PTA Officers were also inducted in their respective positions afterwards. The audience enjoyed performances coming from the parents of each grade level.

REPRESENTATIVES TO THE BOARD

CITY of Calbayog was chosen to be one of the stops of the Information Kiosk in line with the hosting of the Philippines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) Summit 2017. The information kiosk, which aims to promote understanding and awareness on ASEAN, was formally launched last July 6, 2017,

Monday, at the Calbayog City Convention Center. It contains communication materials regarding the ASEAN and some government programs and projects that aims to educate readers with the hop Local government officials and agency heads in the region, civil groups and students were invited to the launching. Calbayog City Mayor Ronaldo Aquino expressed his gratitude for choosing

Calbayog as one of the locations for the Information Kiosk. With a theme of “Partnering for change, engaging the world”, the event was spearheaded by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Samar. Information Center Manager of PIA-Samar Ninfa Quirante explained why Calbayog City was one of the stops of the ASEAN Info Kiosk. “Calbayog City could

someday be a bridge to connect countries from outside to the Philippines,” Quirante said. Quirante also cited the booming improvements and growing economic activities in the city. Aside from the launching, the event also served as a forum on the timely government programs. This includes the programs of PDEA and PNP Samar Province regarding peace and security.


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CKC lumahok sa Pansangay na Paligsahan sa Filipino By: Trisha Rose Mante Editor-in-Chief

Muling tumungtung sa pansangay na paligsahan sa Filipino ang mga mag-aaral ng Christ the King College na ginanap noong ika-14 ng Setyembre, 2017 sa Oquendo Central School at ang pagpapatuloy noong Oktubre 17, 2017 sa Oquendo National High School. Nasungkit ni Ceelin Fauna Arpon, mula sa Grade 8, ang ikalawang gatimpala sa Pagsulat at Pagbigkas ng Tula. Nakamit naman nina Imma Rollo, Raiza Fernandez, Jahzel Beriño at Francis Torculas ang ikaapat na gatimpala sa paligsahang Interpretatibong Pagbasa. Nakalaban nila ang mga kalahok mula sa iba’t ibang paaralan sa lungsod na kumatawan sa 13 purok at mga paaralan ng Calbayog. Samantala, lumaban si Gian Franco Apes

I, ng Grade 9, sa Pagsulat ng Lathala at nakamit ang ikaanim na pwesto at si Francis Torculas, ng Grade 10, na nanalo naman ng ikapitong gantimpala. Nagsilbing tagapagsanay ng mga mag-aaral ang mga guro sa Filipino sa Junior High na sina Bb. Elvira Salomon at Bb. Edna Margate. Naging masaya naman ang mga tagapagsanay sa kahusayang ipinakita ng mga kalahok kahit na naging maikli lamang ang panahon nila upang maghanda para sa nasabing mga paligsahan. Ang nasabing paligsahan ay pinangunahan ng Kagawaran ng Edukasyon, Sangay ng Lungsod ng Calbayog sa pamumuno ng pansangay na tagapangasiwa sa Filipino na si Gng. Lourdes Matan. Ito ay kasabay ng pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa na may temang: "Wikang Filipino, Wikang Mapagbago."

LAKAS NG LOOB. Matinding pagtatanghal ang ipinamalas ng mga mag-aaral mula sa Ikasampung Baitang sa paligsahan ng Sabayang Pagbigkas. Ito ay bahagi ng pagdiriwang ng CKC-JHS sa Buwang ng Wikang Pambansa. (KUHA NI: AUDREY GOMEZ)

Ang Guest sa

Room 29

mga Pambato ng Grade 10 kinoronahan na Mr, Ms UN

lathalain ni: archael sabong May guest na nagcheck-in sa isang five-star hotel. Nirequest niyang sa room 29 siya magse-stay. Bago siya pumunta sa kanyang room sa second floor, nagrequest siyang padalhan ng mansanas na 34 kilograms, pink na sinulid na 87 inches ang haba, at matalas na itim na cutter. Noong gabing iyon, nadaanan ng room service ang room 29. Nakarinig siya ng weird na tunog sa loob ng silid. Sinabi niya ito sa manager na nalaman rin ang mga kakaibang hiling ng guest. Kinaumagahan, nagcheck-out na ang guest nang malapad ang ngiti at binigyan ng malaking tip ang bellboy. Makalipas ang tatlong buwan, bumalik ang guest na iyon. Ang manager ang nag - entertain ng kanyang mga request na magstay sa room 29, 34 kilograms ng mansanas, pink at 87 inches na pink na sinulid, at matalas na itim na cutter. Ipinadala iyon agad ng manager sa kanya. Nagstay ang manager sa room 28, katapat ng room ng guest. Nang sumapit ang gabi, nakarinig siya ng mga ingay sa room 29. Hindi nakatulog ang manager hanggang kinaumagahang nagcheck-out ang guest nang malapad ang ngiti at binigyan muli ng malaking tip ang bellboy. Sa sumunod na taon, bumalik muli ang guest at pareho parin ang kanyang hiningi sa hotel-- room 29, 34 kilograms na mansanas, 87 inches na pink na sinulid, at matalas na itim na cutter. Muling sinubaybayan ng manager ang mga ingay hanggang sa kinaumagahan, kinausap na niya ang guest. “Lagi kita ritong napapansin, sir. At napapansin ko rin ang kaibahan ng mga request niyo. And nakakarinig kami ng noises sa room niyo. May I know the reason why?” Napangiti ang guest, “Alam mo, sikretong petmalu ko kasi ‘to kaya huwag mo sanang sabihin sa iba.” Tumango ang manager at nakinig. Dahil isang sincere na tao ang manager, hanggang ngayon ay hindi parin niya sinasabi ang sikreto ng guest.

GANDA AT GALING. Ang mga kalahok sa Mr. and Ms. UN 2017 bago ang Question and Answer portion. (KUHA NI: NELL PETILLA)

ni: tina arambala, ronan dioneda Staff Writers

NASUNGKIT ng mga pambato ng Grade 10 ang dalawang korona sa ginanap na Mr. and Ms. United Nation (UN) 2017 ng Christ the King Collge-Junior High School Department (CKCJHS). Kinoronahan sina Sean Arthur Lee, na kinatawan ang South Korea at Julia Trisha Canlas na dinala ang bandera ng Brazil sa nasabing pageant na ginanap noong ika-17 ng Nobyembre 2017 sa Frs. David and Leopold Auditorium. Bukod sa korona, nakamit rin ni Mr. South Korea ang Best in National Costume awards at ni Ms. Brazil ang Best in Outfit of the Day (OOTD) award. Tinanghal naman First

Runners-up sina Ella Baliola ng Venezuela at Jericho Garcia ng Singapore. Sumunod sina Geoff Bernate ng Columbia at Ira Cagomoc na nakuha ang Second Runners-up. Nagkaroon din ng Social Media votes sa pamamagitan ng Facebook, Layunin ng nasabing patimpalak na mamulat ang mga mag-aaral ng CKC-JHS sa iba’t ibang kultura ng ibang bansa at maitaguyod ang pagkakaisa. Ito ay kabahagi rin nang paggunita sa World United Nations Month na ginaganap tuwing Oktubre. Pinangunahan ng mga miyembero ng Araling Panlipunan (ARPA) Club ang taunang Mr & Ms. UN sa pamumuno ng kanilang pangulo na si Francis Torculas ng kanilang tagapayo na si G. Carlos Nolla.


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Individuality Held Captive

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IT IS in our generation today wherein students want to express themselves with what they want to do and want to be with the guidance of such people. However, most students are prohibited, being held captive for their pursuit of individuality because of what the school labels as “discipline.” We go to school in hopes of finding who we really are and who we want to be. To be taught about different things. To help us express ourselves. To encourage us to develop or hone our individuality. All of these are because the school is where we should learn. Its prime objective is to enhance our fullest potential. But have you noticed the c ont r a d i c t i on of most schools’ objectives with what is commonly being taught to us today? Since time immemorial, we were taught of always following the traditions or norms which are socially acceptable. We were persuaded to be part of the crowd and not to be our own person. We

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are being held captive for our expression, for our own pursuit of individuality. Schools implement

clothes we desire to wear do not meet the school’s policy. We are obliged to change our attitude if the current demeanor we’re comfortable distracts other people or students. We are forced to show the mask of school-taught identity, not our own persona which was honed by the school so as to leave a good impression to others. And it’s deploring, how we express ourselves because of what the others want, and not what we want. Discipline can bring us a lot of great things. It can help us accomplish many goals. But manhandled discipline can sometimes lead

Schools implement policies so that students will be disciplined enough.

EDITORIAL

Grains of the Computer Lab IN THE era of 21st century learning, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) skills are deemed necessary. Junior high school students have been demanding the improvement of the high school computer laboratory citing reports of malfunctioning of equipment. This situation is surely derailing holistic learning that the student should have. Computer is considered as an add-on subject with only one meeting in a week. In that session, students commonly experience malfunctions or shutdowns in the middle of their work because of broken computers. Students cannot finish accumulative hands-on tasks on time that are given to them because of the lack of wellfunctioning computers — some are even pairing up in one PC. This is not an ideal situation for a teaching and learning process. It is now high time to level up our system and facilities that has direct impact on the education of our learners. Perhaps our education leaders may consider adding extra hours for computer subject and changing its course name to ICT Education. A clear course guide that outlines the learning objectives that is suited for today’s needs is also a must. There should be an ample time for students

to have lecture discussions and handson activities. These aspirations could be achieved in an ideal set-up wherein the student to computer ratio is 1:1. One computer laboratory serving over 700 students is not sufficient. Setting up another computer laboratory would be necessary so that all students can get a total learning experience. Clear guidelines on the utilization of the equipment and imposing a strict discipline while using the laboratory are also vital in sustaining the life of our facility. This is to avoid similar reported incidents that damaged the computers caused by irresponsible users. The administration may have heeded to the clamor of the students as steps were taken to recover the facility, but this is considered as minor. Recent discussion with members of the student government points out that improvement of the computer laboratory will be costly. Yes, it will be costly, but what about the fees being paid by the parents of the students? Fees are paid for the learning package of the students. After all, students deserve to have packaged education, a supportive learning environment in which they can work and learn comfortably.

policies so that students will be disciplined enough. It is understandable and students should follow it. But implementing policies which curtails free expression of the students is not. We are not allowed to enter school premises if the

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RAIZA JADE FERNANDEZ ARCHAEL SABONG JUSTIN NICOLE HAMTO CIAN YGRUBAY NELL ANGELI PETILLA AUDREY MAE GOMEZ ANTHONY CASILAO

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STAFF WRITERS Jocelle Kyla Bendo Lovely Ventures Olga Tarrayo Althea Fatima Pellazar Christopher Petargue Rashel Marie Brase Ma. Theresa Mikhaela Moalong Roberto Basbas Jr. Azela Bianca Villena Kylie Ventures Jo Bettina Arambala Mica Jonah Caranzo Ronan Luke Dioneda Renzie Delapus


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Students vs. Social Media SOCIAL media has transformed the world in a matter of years, in which a handful of these communication channels became the first port of call for millions of people every day. Many of us would find it impossible to live without our daily or hourly fix – a fact reflected in usage figures. Facebook, launched a decade ago, now has 1.23 billion active users. Twitter, eight years old, has around 250 million active users. Instagram, not yet four years old, topped 200 million active users earlier this year. When Filipinos go online, they tend to hang around, specifically for 8 hours and 59 minutes every day on average – the highest in the world. According to a study, the number of internet users in the Philippines has grown by 27% in the past 12 months – second only to Indonesia’s 51% growth rate for the same period. Some have suggested these high percentages are driven by peer pressure, especially for teenage girls, and that they indicate a desire to conform rather than a deeply entrenched online culture, but that would contradict the way we see ourselves. Social

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media feed the countries that are awashed with debate and commentary at all hours of the day. Getting too involved in social media can lead to an addic t ion that inculcates negative habits. Students waste their time chatting that they could have been used for studying, playing or learning new skills. It’s often said that a long-term friendship or re-

lationship is developed when people meet each other, spend time and share their experiences. But this virtual way of communicating with each other does not lead to a natural, amenable experience and hence c a n n ot produce a healthy relationship with those friends. Also, these relationships are just temporary due to a lack of personal contact. Social media is opening doors and discussions

Students waste their time chatting that they could have been used for studying...

Miracle of Music on the NOTE Giles Drachir Aliman

“Music is Life” AN EXTRAORDINARY group of musicians is still living today that mantra--the Christ the King CollegeYouth Symphony Orchestra (CKC-YSO). Since its conception on November 2007 up to this moment, the orchestra is celebrating God’s gift to music with the conductor Fr. Marlowe Rosales, OFM. A more reason to celebrate for the group as they reached its 10th year anniversary marking it with a concert held last November 25, 2017 at the Ciriaco Hotel. “Ang CKC orchestra ay ang kauna-unahang full orchestra na taga-probinsya. Isa sa pagpapatunay na ta-

lagang gifted ang mga Waray pagdating sa Musika.” says TV host Joey De Leon in his magazine show Mel and Joey wayback in 2010. This orchestra is full of talented, passionate, and

This orchestra is full of talented, passionate, and exceptional musicians. exceptional musicians. CKCYSO has been one of the pride of the Calbayog City and the province of Samar. It brought a lot of achievements and played in different stages all over the country performing in various national and

international events. Some members of the orchestra consider it more than just an organization. They consider orchestra as their second family through the bonds and fraternal connections with the other members themselves. The idea that the orchestra will disperse made some of its members to be deepressed because of the memories, challenges, and experiences they’ve gone through with other members. But as long as there is music to share, they will still remain as it is and will continue to share God’s gift of music to everyone who is thirsty of learning music. With the continued support of the administration, teachers and students of this noble institution, the CKC-YSO will continue to bring pride and honor to the school, community and above all to God almighty. As Martin Luther said, “Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.”

that had previously remained shut, but does it also threaten traditions, society or worse? At the fringes and in extreme cases contains cause for concern. We’ve seen how such sites made a great impact to its users and somehow use it to preach hatred, misinformation and intolerance to blackmail or compromise others. More mundanely, but probably more dangerously for teenagers, they can also be used to bully or even to encourage suicide. Developing certain regulations over the use of such social networking sites is highly necessary, especially for high school and college students. But still, students should get the choice to spend time socializing in an effective way. It should not hamper their school or college performance and remember that social networking sites create virtual worlds that drastically differ from reality. Students should develop the cognitive and intuitive ability to analyze how much time they want to spend on social media. It’s up to the students to set priorities in their lives and realize how much of this virtual life translates into real life.

Breaking the Chain

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Gian Franco Apes FAST. Vulnerable. Defiant. These are but few of the words that would capsulize the generation of the contemporary bearers. As in contrast, the millenials are technically far apart from believing and embodying the teachings of the family and school. Our life is a chain. It is consequential. It is interconnected. But with the passing of time, life has become so critical that the chains are slowly breaking and tearing apart in the hands of the new generation. Along in with the fastchanging world is a challenge to handle. Fast is good but fast without direction isn’t. The students now are having no second thoughts in making decisions for what they believe is always prevailing at the end. This turns out to be chaotic for the consequences

are always felt at the end. Students today are fast in their thoughts. The way they think is random. Even the way how they talk with their parents has totally changed. Fast answers may come out from the mouth when asked by parents when going home late. It is also a mere fact that they are a product of prejudices which are emulated in their way of living. As remarks by elders, they are being played by alvis own mishaps. Talking about vulnerability—they are easily affected leading to frustrations and suicide. It is undeniable that with too much exposure to social media, they have apparently induced within themselves the weak under TURN TO PAGE 7

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, I am a grade 7 student who has a lot of questions and concerns with regard to the student handbook. It was well stated in the handbook the school’s rules and regulations, but in my observation few of those were being implemented and some were not followed. We are required to have a handbook but what is its use if some of the teachers don’t affix their signature every after class? As a result, the students do not bring their handbooks in school anymore. What’s worse is, they sometimes lost it. The school year is about to end but I still don’t understand its essence. I hope that my concern will be answered. Imma Janelle Rollo ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Dear Imma, Thank you for sending us your inquiry. Student Handbook is part of every educational institution. As you have mentioned, it lays down all the rules and regulation of the school that a student must follow. With regards to the implementation of these rules, our school personnel like prefect of discipline and guidance counselor are ready to answer your concerns. The most important thing is you abide by these regulations. The student handbook of Junior High School Department is unique in a way that it contains a Daily Log. Day to day activities of the students are recorded in the handbook. This is a mechanism that enables your adviser, teachers, parents and guardians to monitor your daily routine. As per the signing of the clearance, the teacher is obliged to sign your handbook as you are also required to bring it. Class Advisers are also tasked to check your handbooks together with signature of your parent/guardian. Others may see it as a burden to bring the handbook every day but there is a purpose on it. It’s a form of discipline and a way to ensure your safety in the school.We hope this answers your query; it is always our pleasure to know your concerns. More power to you. The Editor


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CHRISTI REGIAN VOICE Two of our government leaders have been branded as purveyors of Fake News. In this age of social media, the proliferation of false information and distorted truth is becoming a threat to democracy and freedom of speech. In this edition of the CHRISTI REGIAN VOICE, we asked the people of Chirst the King College reagrding their take on FAKE NEWS.

We should believe in news that are proven to be facts already. Some people now believe in things even without them seeing if it’s true or not. It’s hard, now that we hear news from well-known people and later on knowing it was fake all along.

I don’t find it as fake news rather a misunderstanding of what they have said because in the first place they are the top of the line of the information because they are the higher ups. But with regards to the dissimination and sometimes exaggeration of concepts that they got. But excluding them, I could say that fake news is rampant in social media, but with Leni’s case, in my own perspective Leni is not faking a news, she’s just sharing her opinion that Philippines is in total darkness.

FRANCESCA BALAGTAS

AGA LAGARDE

GRADE 10 STUDENT

STUDENT-TEACHER

Fake news is common for it actually occured since then. The social media and even normal citizens sometimes use and spread such. The media is the main sorce of news we aren’t sure if the news they spread is factual or not. If ever you encounter some fake news, better not to deal with it and simply ignore it. We cannot avoid those kinds of news because of the politics. Politicians use it for their personal purposes... some hidden agendas.

Fake news can’t be avoided. Every person has different opinions that could form different thoughts and if shared will become fake news.

LESLIE TEJERERO ARTHUR DORDINES

GRADE 9 STUDENT

JHS GUIDANCE COUNSELOR

CAMPUS EYE

The Campus Eye section of the King’s Herald tries to gather timely opinion of the students with regards to the school It does not reflect the stand of the publication.

Team Relax si teacher. Dami kasi nyang practice. Practice makes perfect –Teachers Fet

Our CKC Canteen shows discrimination to us JHS students, because they often give their attention to the college students even though we were there before they arrive. -ExB

I hope next year’s acquaintance party will be more organized and enjoyable. -Freshmen

Sanu daw la pwede gamiton an bag-o nga gate. Baga ginlulomot na. Kakarag pan-instagram na unta -BloggerPhowz

CLUB PRESIDENTS! ASENSO NA SA BULLETIN BOARD! :) -anonymouse

Nano na ine na aton oras? Makadto ka before 7:30 late ka, makadto ka 7:30 eksakto late ka la gihapon. Musta na PH?!!!!! -Ice cream

How will the students know discipline if the role models themselves do not show discipline? Eheeeemssg -justsaying

PT! PT! PT! Performance Task kayo dyan! Video! Video! Video! Kayo dyan! When is our next shooting? StarMagician

Individuality Held Captive FROM PAGE 5 students to think “This is what I should be” and not “This is how I should be”. There may be seven billion people in the world. But in actuality, there’s only two. You and everyone else. Sadly today, most of us are in the latter. Society is constantly changing and evolving, and individuality has a huge participation in it. It is vital as

growth, and should not be hindered as it drives the evolution of society. We should be allowed to express ourselves. No one should prohibit us to do so. And even schools, nor tradition or religion should not be a reason to abort one’s pursuit of individuality. So long as no law is violated, individuality shouldn’t be hindered at all.

Breaking the Chain FROM PAGE 6 standing of the situation. Reports on television justify that there is a bigger number of suicide attempts or even suicide incidents that are prevailing in different pavements in which at the end is considered threatening. They are defiant. Defiant in the sense that even the set rules are defied and neglected. With all the policies of the family and school, it is then expected that they are learning their lessons. But how come that at present these are still ones who are

against with what is good for them. Families and school have stronghold in their set rules. These new generation learners are totally defiant. They would embrace their own rather than following what is already established. The curse of breaking the chain is just at the tip. When nothing will happen; when everything is disregarded, it is totally a chaos. I still believe that the solution will rise at the end. Let’s make it happen.


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CKC’S SAMAR ARCHEOLOGICAL Y E A R S MUSEUM

CHRIST the King College’s Samar Archaeological Museum celebrated its golden jubilee last August 29,2017. For its 50th Anniversary, the museum underwent renovation and a restoration of the artifacts. A gathering of local officials and historians marked the celebration which was also a tribute for the late Fr. Cantius J. Kobak, OFM, the man who started the museum. The museum is the only archaeological museum in the province. It houses some of the artifacts like burial jars, wooden coffins and remains of early Samarnons which

was retrieved from the exploration led by Fr. Kobak. The Franciscan friar who was assigned to Samar is regarded by his contributions to the history of Samar and Leyte through his different writings that narrated the rich heritage and culture of these two Visayan islands. He is even considered as “Adopted Son of Calbayog City” and “Honorary Samarnon” as declared by the City Council of Calbayog City through a resolution. With its new look, the museum is now open for public to enjoy history and travel to memory lane.

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CKC YOUTH SYMPHONY Y E A R S ORCHESTRA ON THE solemnity of the Feast of Christ the King, the Christ the King College Youth Symphony Orchestra (CKC-YSO) celebrated its 10th year anniversary through a concert at Ciriaco Hotel Pavilion on November 25, 2017. Fr. Marlowe Rosales, OFM, the founder and conductor of CKC-YSO, joined the old and new members of the orchestra in celebrating and sharing the God’s Gift of Music. Bro. Juanito Lebosada, OFM, CKC Vice President for Academic Affairs, expressed his gratitude to the benefactors of the group for the past ten years in his message during the

anniversary concert. “…allow me to thank all the benefactors form the past to present, the never ending support of our parents to these young musicians as well as your support to Christ the King College,” said Br. Lebosada. The group has already performed in various international events in the country like the International Eucharistic Congress in 2016 in Cebu City and the International Apostolic Congress 2017 in Manila. The orchestra also performed during the visit of Pope Francis in the Philippines in 2016.


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CUSTODY OF SAINT ANTHONY Y E A R S OF PADUA THROUGH a celebration of the Holy Eucharist, Christ the King College (CKC) marked the 10th year anniversary of Custody of Saint Anthony of Padua Philippines (CSAPP). Christ the King College is a Catholic institution run by Franciscan Friars of CSAPP. The latter is an autonomous group of Franciscan Friars in Visayas and Mindanao. Fr. Nello Bulawan,

OFM, presided the mass where he reminded the students during his homily about the three Franciscan Educational values. The theme for this year’s special celebration is “Grateful at Ten: A Hopeful Fraternity in Dialogue Going to the Peripheries with the Joy of the Gospel. This is accordance with the thrust of CSAPP of going to peripheries. Their mission includes initiating dialogues with Muslims

and Indigenous people in Mindanao. In an article written by Fr. Antonio Ma. Rosales, OFM, he narrated the history of CSAPP. He recalled that it was in 1578 when a group of friars arrived from Spain. In 1983, the Province of San Pedro Bautista was created forming the group of friars in the Philippines. Until in 2007, CSAPP was born separating from Province of San Pedro Bautista.

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OUR LADY OF POURZIONCOLA Y E A R S HOSPITAL INC. OUR Lady of Porzioncola Hospital, Inc. (OLPHI), a Catholic-Franciscan healthcare institution was conceptualized as a maternity clinic but ended up as an 80-bed capacity tertiary hospital and the only tertiary hospital in the island of Samar. This hospital is now on its 10th years of providing primary healthcare. It was opened during the time of Fr. Prisco A. Cajes, then the College President of Christ the King College. In its early years of operation, OLPHI received its fair share of hardship and rigor. Beyond its robust exterior lies a heart that generates

hands to save lives. Its passion and dedication made possible to be awarded by the Philippine Health Insurance (PhilHealth) as Center of Excellence last February 2010. It was one of the forty hospitals in the country given such honor after the new accreditation process given to public and private hospitals. OLPHI was also recognized by the Philippine Hospital Association (PHA) as Center of Excellence. As early as 2007 excellence was not only its aim but their passion. It is continually striving for best to help and serve not only the Calbayognons but all Samarnons.


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Fangirl Alert! By: Theresa Moalong

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” Surely, imitating someone is a form of compliment, but for the Grade 9 student April Joy Enero, imitation is her way to be noticed by her idol. April became an instant internet social celebrity when she posted her own version of the Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5 winner, Maureen Wroblewitz’ iconic poses. The top model winner noticed April’s tweet containing photos replicating Maureen’s modeling stunts. It was dream come true for a fangirl like April who would do everything to be noticed by their idols. And when she achieved such goal, she felt that her life finally makes sense. This fangirling phenomenon is becoming a trend. Fandoms flip and turn our lives upside down even though it could just crawl us from the depths of hell, grab us in a choke, hold and drag us into the flames, we still chose to be completely down for we could sit on the toilet for an hour being distracted by our phones, watching videos of our biases and daydreaming for those are the only things that we could do for being #TeamBahay.

According to them, fangirling makes them happy and their idols are their life inspiration. When you insult them, try not to have charientism comeback. I mean, pissing off a fan is probably the last thing you’d do. In the case of April, she didn’t stop dreaming and believing that her idol would miraculously give her even the slightest attention; tweeting all-night long, posting the same photos of Maureen, and watching her live videos. But in a throbbing and flashing moments, Maureen replied her in Instagram and twitter with a heart and crying emojies which nothing beats the selcouth feeling because it was more than enough to make phosphenes realizing your dreams came true. Despite of the messed up sleeping schedule and numinous feelings, it was all worth it. What made the fan luckier is Maureen cheered her for her exams. Many fans were jealous. However April is now helping other fans to be noticed by the model. Being a fangirl is hard. You’ll probably be verklempt or be habromania, although you can’t put the right words to describe everything because everything you can imagine is real.

TOP 10 K-DRAMAS THAT became hit in the philippines By: lovely ventures The Philippines is a country known for giving lots of love and appreciation for foreign works. Examples of these are the Korean industry which is currently, not only receiving love from the Philippines but also worldwide. Korean dramas have widely spread internationally which have led to many international fans. Aside from the success and overwhelming popularity of Korean dramas, long before, Philippines was already airing from various platforms such as ABS-CBN, TV5 & GMA, it was also welcomed with great ratings. Having so many great Korean dramas, the best ones so far that made a really big impact are put together in one list:

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My Girlfriend is a Gumiho

Full House

A gumiho falls in love with a human who dreams to be an action star. With a peculiar storyline, they somehow later meet between life and death, its uniqueness is one of a kind which makes it apart from every drama.

Full House is a house built from her late father. Her friends tricked her into a free vacation and only went back with someone else owning her home, as she strives to return her house back, they ultimately fall in love with each other where complications also arouse.

Jewel in the Palace Jewel in the Palace also known as Dae Jang Geum is a classic drama in the 2003s, the drama’s international popularity was undeniable where a total of 60 countries broadcasted the drama. The story is set in Korea during the year 1457-1550, a taste of Korea in the olden times.

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Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

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The drama takes place in the Goryeo Dynasty, a time where people with power are respected and also a time where powerless people remain as nobody. Full of heartbreaking sacrifices as they try to balance between love and power.

My Love From the Star

Lovers in Paris

My Love from the Star is a romantic fantasy series. An alien happens to become a neighbor of a top Hallyu star, their love becomes troubled as they encounter untrustworthy people.

Another classic, a drama from the year 2004, where a poor girl works for a rich divorced man. They say it is the epitome of the famous Cinderella.

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Boys over Flowers

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From everybody’s favorite Lee Min-ho to Kim Bum, this drama is packed with our favorite plot. F4, a group consisting of rich and handsome men against a diligent girl who entered the school through a scholarship.

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

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The heated atmosphere where this drama was the talk of the town, different from dramas which can be a bit overwhelming, this drama received a nice feedback with its light and comedic atmosphere. A top weightlifter who falls in love with a top swimmer, it tells us that it’s not always about ideals and such.

Descendants of the Sun

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When a soldier sacrificing their lives by killing people for the safety of their country meets a doctor who struggles to save patient lives meet paths, they believed both would never work out but when unexpectedly, they meet paths again, and their feelings for each other grow while struggling with life problems.

Goblin

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A drama setting the bars high, Goblin with amazing cinematography together with amazing casts, plot and the overall impact, this drama was surely different, which is the reason for its wide popularity, not only in the Philippines but internationally.


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CULTURE | HISTORY ARTS | TOURISM

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FOOD TRIP IN

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elighted, ecstatic, and exhilarated. These are just few words that people feel when talking about food. Taking a bite of your best-loved rice meals, sipping a cup of tea, and tasting those idiosyncratic desserts that make people feel like they are over the moon. Calbayog City is all set to serve luscious and mouth-watering foods that will surely excite your taste buds. With the booming economic activities in the city, a number of establishments opened and are ready to serve hungry tummies. Here as some new and classic spots you can go if you are planning for a food trip in the City of Waterfalls. People in Calbayog particularly love going to cafes for relaxation. Surely, Café Tribu, Sophia Dianne Café, Bo’s Coffee and SO Café are open. You can sip your cold-brewed iced coffee and taste a slice of a creamy cake while sitting quietly on a comfy sofa. A new all-day destination is coming to

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The Station, Tres Marias, La Azotea and Simple Taste where affordable prices, authentic, and satisfying foods are present. They serve freshly made fried chickens, burgers with ample grilled patty and long pasta that seems like an endless trip of heaven. They also have one-of-a-kind desserts, a sweet way to end your meal. There’s something so endearing on spending your mornings enjoying the taste of breakfast. Juvie’s Pancake House and Poutine is psyched up to serve you fluffy pancakes and mouth-watering rice meals. They also offer Poutine, a classic dish from the province of Quebec in Canada. There’s always time to relax and spend time with the family. Newly-renovated Marcial’s Grille and newly-opened Jo’s Milagrina offer a splendiferous spot to take a breather for the whole family to talk and laugh. This is the perfect place to have an amusing bonding with your family and have a good time with them.

Melting pot of Arts and Culture The arts and cultures of Calbayog City, Samar are serious businesses for the city that the city government is spending money for its preservation, popularization and sustainability. While other cities and towns in the country would only take time to notice culture and the arts during fiestas to attract and entertain visitors. Artists, writers, musicians and other groups have also emerged outside of the government and are active on many activities in their respective art form. There are the Calbayog Arts Association; Calbayog City Visual Arts Association; Lamiraw Writers Organization; Calbayog Literary Arts Organization; choirs, like the Cecilian Cultural Group Kita Choir and Calbayog Concert Chorus; and theater group Samareno Teatro Makabugwas. The younger generations can easily relate to young musicians of the school-based Christ the King College Youth Symphony Orchestra, the aspiring rappers group Calba Rhyme Music and Samarak, formed by different local bands and musicians to promote the rock-music scene of Samar.

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Craving for delectable and appetizing pizza? Greenwich offers wide range of delicious Italian cuisine flavor to fit Filipino taste buds. The pizza store giant is joining other fast foods like Jollibee, Chowking and Mang Inasal. We are expecting McDonalds to be part of the club anytime soon. Speaking of pizza, Pizza Factory, Andrea’s and Alberto’s are happy to serve your cravings. Halo-halo, Siopao, Palabok and Batchoy, these are staple in Calbayognon snacks. How would we forget our classics and institutions in serving the locals. The Rebilitos Refreshment, Bernardo’s, Jondel’s and Carlos n’ Carmelos are masters of staple in food menu of every Calbayognon. You can take a detour to the famous kakanins of Barangay Matobato. Their cassava cake is a popular pasalubong. Bibingka, puto, pilippit, kasadita, bola-bola and calamay are a must try. These pinoy favorite kakanins are best sweet treats. There’s always something beautiful to try every day in Calbayog. The city offers many restaurants as the other places have. Get your tummies ready as you explore these food stops in the City of Waterfalls.

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BALANGINGA BELLS

President Rodrigo Duterte during his State of the Nation Address (SONA) brought back the issue of Balangiga Bells. He particularly asked the United States government to return the Balangiga bells to the Philippines. “I want you to return the bells. Why? Because the capital of the Filipinos there was blood, Duterte said.” Here are some bits of facts you should know about these bells. Balangiga bells are originally from town of Balangiga in Eastern Samar. The bells are church bells taken from the Parish Balngiga. Two of the bells are now Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and the other is at a U.S. military facility in South Korea.

“Strong culture and the arts make the city more vibrant,” said Calbayog City Mayor Ronaldo Aquino, a big supporter of cultural preservation like his predecessors, former mayors Reynaldo Uy and Mel Senen Sarmiento. “This also helps in promoting tourism not only for the city, but also for the whole region,” Aquino said. The money that the city government spends on culture and the arts is a “worthy investment”, especially when the city is making a serious bid to become an important tourist destination. As the center of the culture and the arts in Eastern Visayas, a lot of artists known in the country came from this city. Among the

most popular include film director Chito Roño, who continues to support the local arts scene with money and in sharing his talent; actress Tessie Tomas; singer Nonoy Zuniga; visual artists Raul Isidro and Edwin Tuazon; sculptor Florence Cinco; poet Harold Mercurio; and many others. To keep the sustainability of the culture and the arts for generations to come, CACO is giving scholarships to poor, but deserving college students. This is the only way to sustain all the gains that we reaped in culture and the arts all these years. With young blood ready to take the helm, culture and the arts in Calbayog is in very capable hands.

The bells were looted and taken as ‘war trophy. In 1901, Amercian soldiers took the three bells after they shot town’s locals and burned down the church. This event is historically known as the Balangiga Massacre.

Diocese of Borongan appealed for the bells’ recovery. Bishop Leonardo Medroso, the head of the dioces where Balangiga is uder, wrote an appeal saying, “ The Diocese of Borongan is bringing to the attention of the entire Philippine Church its struggle to recover the bells which one hundred years ago were taken as war booty from the church in Balangiga town.”

September 28 is Balangiga Encounter Day. The 28th of September is a special non-working holiday in Eastern Samar to commemorate the Balangiga encounter. On this day, the people of Balangiga re-enact the bloody Filipino-American encounter to commemorate the historic event.


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mayon volcano erupts again Mayon Volcano is becoming active with several eruptions recored since January 2018. A photo form Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) showing ash cloud from the advancing lava flow at the Mayon’s summit crater. Since January 13, 2018, 84,000 individuals have been evacuated covering nine municipalities in Albay.

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Mayon Volcano is considered as an active volcano. It rises 8,075 feet and is geographically shared by eight localities namely Legazpi City, Daraga, Camalig, Guinobatan, Ligao City, Tabaco City, Malilipot and Santo Domingo. It is situated in Albay province, south of Luzon. It considered as tourist spot for its iconic perfect cone shape. There has been 51 recorded volcanic eruption of Mayon in 400 years. An eruption on February 1, 1814 was considered as the one of the most deadly eruption. It buried the town of Cagsawa leaving only the church bell tower. The last recorded major eruption was on August 12, 2014

Mining in PH: A bane or boon? earthMOVER

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MINING has been one of the industries existing and allowed in the Philippines for quite a long time now. This industry is one of the major job provider and revenue generator for the country. It is also one of the most controversial because of several mining disaster reported and its destructive effects to the environment. This issue flourished again after President Rodrigo Duterte appointed the wellknown environmentalist Gina Lopez as the secretary of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Lopez lobbied for the total abolition or ban of all kinds or forms of mining in the Philippines but the business sector opposed it. She ordered the closure of dozens

of mining firms in the country citing environmental laws violation. This later became a hindrance on her appointment as secretary. Being composed of big businessmen who are controlling the economy of the Philippines, this sector prevailed and the proposal of the good secretary was defeated. Malacanang Palace stopped the closure order released by Lopez and she was forced to quit the government. The Duterte Administration holds open pit mining ban despite pressure. They wanted to help sustain the name of being the fifth most mineral-rich country in the world. Mining is arguably helpful to other people especially those in the rural areas. It brings jobs to them for the works are menial and

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manual which they can work and earn. It benefits them. Few sectors, however, especially environmentalists, see a different scenario with the existence of open mining. They predict a far reaching ill effect to the environment which could totally damage the economy and the country. It also affects our climate because of the forests being crushed down. Not to mention the ill effects of this industry to the health of local communities near mining sites. Mining sector responded with what they refer to as “responsible mining.” On the other hand, pro-environment people are pushing for sustainability in which mining does not fit it. Different arguments have been presented. Several laws and regulations have been passed. Still there is an uncertainty haunting the mining industry. The government must come to a consensus and address these issues. A dialogue on all the concerned stakeholder must be forged to able to craft policies that will surely consider both the economy and the environment.

SCI-TECH NEWS Quake disrupts power supply in Samar, Leyte A DEVASTATING magnitude 6.5 earthquake that hit the province of Leyte damaged power lines causing power outage in Eastern Visayas and other provinces in the Visayas. The tremor that happended last July 5, 2017 destroyed power lines in a power plant managed by National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP)

Tongonon, Ormoc City, Leyte. Due to lack of supply, Samar Electric Cooperatives (SAMELCO 1) implemented a rotational brownout all over Calbayog City. The power was restored after several weeks of line repairs on the damaged caused by the quake. (Giles Drachir Aliman)

E-jeepneys starts plying in downtown Tacloban SOLAR-RUN electronic jeepneys started servicing the residents of Tacloban City. A total of 45 environmental friendly vehicles were pioneered in the city as part of the government’s program to modernize the public utility vehicles (PUV) in the country. The new transport system gave services to the families who were re-

settled due to Typhoon Yolanda. Some of the features of these vehicles are the automatic fare collection system and dashboard and closed circuit television cameras to make every trip safe. Department of Transportation (DoTr) is expecting to introduce more e-jeepneys all over the county. (Olga Marie Tarrayo)

Bird Flu virus hit PH, State of Calaity declared PROVINCIAL government of Nueva Ecija declared a state of calamity after poultry farms in the towns of Jaen and San Isidro was hot by avian flu virus. The declaration was made last August 2017 when some livestocks were tested and turned to be positive of bird flu. A report by CNN Philippines revealed that the bird flu that has hit parts of the country has been con-

firmed to be H5N6 - a strain that can be transmitted to humans. Government Officials, however, were assured that the strain is slow to spread and causes few deaths. Agriculture department enforced a ban on the shipment of poultry products from Luzon to other parts of the country on August 13 The ban was lifted on August 22., 2017 (Raiza Jade Fernandez)


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KNOW MORE ABOUT THESE FRANCISCAN VALUES

Studiositas, Fraternitas, Minoritas By: Giles Drachir Aliman Managing Editor

STUDIOSITAS, Fraternitas and Minoritas, these are the three values of Franciscan Education that was introduced by Fr. Nello Bulawan, OFM to the students of Christ the King College. These core values serve as a guiding principles for member schools of Custody of Saint Anthony of Padua (CSAP) in the Philippines. These are the schools managed by Franciscan friars of which Christ the King College is a part of. The tree values are Latin terms which could be translated into English as studiousness, fraternity and minority. Fr. Bulawan was able to write a manual of these Franciscan Educational values that will serve as guide for CSAP member schools. According to Fr. Bulawan these values aims to introduce a body of knowledge to the students, increases their interest in intellectual matters, to enhance their cultural lives, to help them develop powers of discrimination and judgment, to foster their commitment to ethical, and perhaps religious values, and to encourage lifelong pursuit of learning.

STUDIOSITAS “Studiositas is not simply for learning’s sake nor for intellectual pride, but learning for wisdoms’ sake, for goodness’ sake, and for love’s sake. An educational way of learning not just the lessons itself but also understanding the deeper meaning of life,” the manual reads. In this value, we are taught to view everything in life in the perspective of St. Francis. Everyone has the ability to learn every single letter from the alphabet, yet only few are given the chance to study. As Franciscan students, we should study with our mind sets to help other people and understand what is happening in the world. As the the motto of Christ the King College says, “Study Hard, Be Good.” FRATERNITAS “Fraternitas, to relate with others as brother or sisters as being of the same father; [It] emphasizes the relational character of the person from ‘sonare,’ means to sound through, to relate, or to fraternize,” the manual explains. “Franciscan education takes a stance of fraternal relationship grounded on God’s relating us in and through the incarnation. Franciscan educations does not only measures intelligence and physical dimensions but also with

ouraffective and volitional dimensions,” the guide added. As followers of St. Francis, we consider everyone as our brothers and sisters. We open our hearts to welcome everyone in our lives. We should call and treat anyone as our brothers or sisters. Just like how St. Francis called the Muslims “my bother.” Fraternitas is being one with the creation. MINORITAS Minoritas is expounded on this thought: “Franciscan Education is to live the evangelical simplicity and minority espoused by St. Francis, ‘being minors’ is the attitude of Jesus who min service to all. Where education is rooted on the kenosis of Christ in the incarnation.” We are gathered as one not to impress other people but to express ourselves with different aspects as you treat them equally. This is where Minoritas comes in. It is where education means an imitation of St. Francis, as we lower ourselves for the others as one of the flamboyant thing that we will do, as every people must remain humble and must lower their pride. If these values will be emulated by every Franciscan student, surely this will become a trademark of Franciscan Education in the country.

PFTTM POPE FRANCIS’ TWEETS THAT MATTER By: AZELA BIANCA VILLENA Yes, you heard it right! Pope Francis has his own Twitter account. Pope Francis tweet on a daily basis ranging from inspirational words to supporting certain cause. His Twitter handle is @pontifex. We have compiled some of the Pope’s tweets. Here are some of those tweets coming from our Pope.

Pope Francis Posing a challenge to humanity about the suffering of other people in the world. Pope Francis talking about our relationship with God. According to him, prayer is a way of communicating to God. God wants us to communicate with Him, like a person-to-person phone call.

When God sees someone whose heart fully trusts his promises and lives by them, God comes to strongly support that saint (2 Chronicles 16:9) and manifests himself to Him. Francis reminding us that Christ is the center of our life. Then the Pope tweets about the grateness of LOVE in life and in faith.

When God sees someone whose heart fully trusts his promises and lives by them, God comes to strongly support that saint (2 Chronicles 16:9) and manifests himself to Him. Francis reminding us to out Christ as the center of our life.

For more inspiring tweets, let Pope Francis enter your Twitter Feeds and follow @Pontifex. But above all FOLLOW GOD!

YouFra holds Nat’l assembly By: audrey gomez

Chief Photographer

MEMBERS of the Franciscan Youth (YouFra) all over the Philippines gathered for its 13th YouFra National Assembly in Our Lady of Angels Seminary (OLAS) in Quezon City last October 26-29, 2017. The annual gathering of Franciscan youths in the country involved spiritual and social activities that served as a venue for continuing formation as followers of Christ in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi. This year’s gathering which has a theme, “The role of YouFra as participants and agents in the realization of com-

munion of communities,” was hosted by PampangaBulacan Region. An election of new set of officers of the National Youth Franciscan Council was held wherein a member YouFra Samar Region was elected as vice-president in the person of Ms. Kristine Ignacio. CKC’s faculty member Ms. Rowena Diaz serves as the national animator of the organization. Next year’s gathering will be hosted by YouFra Samar Region which is expected to be held in Calbayog at Christ the King College around October of 2018.

Faith without action is dead

i Reflect

“Commit your way to the Lord. Trust in Him, and He will act.” PSALM 37:5 FAITH is a strong word. It is a form of complete trust or confidence in someone or something. Faith tests your trust with serenity and strength to which how far you’ll stand and walk with Him whatever comes. Faith makes you stronger by testing it with your weaknesses which will never be easy. It takes a strong heart and mind, time and hard work, to allow you to witness the goodness and salvation of God. In Isaiah 43 verse 2: “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you”, expressing your faith is like surrendering your life and everything to God; serving Him with willingness and compassion and loving your neighbours as your own

Maria Theresa Mikaela Moalong brothers and sisters. As one quote says that, “Sana Diyos ang awa, sana tao ang gawa” telling your faith verbally is another story; lifeless words without effort and spirit. God is telling you to never worry in to what will happen in your future. Don’t let yourself be degraded by the giants around you and always stand to what is right. As He is the King of all kings, Lord and Ruler of this land, nothing should break your

faith in Him. With the will of God, you will get through this. With the will of God, you will fight every single day. With the will of God, you will do what it takes to feel human again. With the will of God, everything will be alright. As it is written in Jeremiah 29 verse 11: ”For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

2018 is the Year of the

Clergy and Consecrated Persons Here is the explanation of the Official Logo: The logo is a stylized illustration of Jesus’ act of washing the feet of the disciples. It is also the same challenge being given to those who committed themselves to priestly and consecrated lives . The act of washing each other’s feet does not only become an act of those who consecrated themselves to Jesus, but becomes an act that challenges everyone to live lives in real communion with each other!


LITERARY

J U N E 2 0 1 7 - F E B RUA RY 2 0 1 8 | T H E K I N G ’ S H E R A L D

CHAYEZE VIOJAN, GRADE 7

I am a son of a single mom She’s crazy, but life with her is never hum Most of the time we’re far apart She needs to work with all her heart

We’re always out playing in the sun She ride a wake board and she’s having fun I am left in the care of my Lolo and Lola who loves me dearly And that makes me a lucky baby

Our life is full of adventure and a roller coaster ride But it’s okay as long as we’re happy and nothing to hide My life is something incomplete Being raised without a dad that I can compete

But my mom says I’m blessed To have a family I can kiss So I end this poetry with a grateful heart My mom love me and I’m always her sweetheart

JUSTINE HAMTO

CHASSI

Dear Mom and Dad, I’m not really sure where to start this letter, I have so many questions for both of you and I don’t know where to start. I know you care for me, but why doesn’t it feel like it? Why is it that whenever I needed you, you weren’t there for me? I mean, I get that you’re busy with work but a few minutes with me wouldn’t hurt right? Mom, remember that time when I decided to talk to you and tell you about what’s happening in school. Did you know how hard it was for me to look at you type away, never looking at me once to check if I was okay. I thought moms were supposed to be the one’s we could go to share our problems, I guess not all moms are the same. Is it really that hard to stop what you’re doing just for a bit to listen to your child? We’re still young, we can’t live life alone. That’s why we have parents to be there for us but you’re not doing such a great job at it. I’m not asking for material things, all of that can be broken and gone. I just need your time. Something more important than giving me new clothes, cellphone, shoes and other stuff teenagers nowadays want. Is it such a big thing to ask? It pained me, looking at other kids bonding with their parents while I was at the corner by myself. I’m jealous of my friends whenever they talk about how close they are with their mom and dad, cause I have nothing to brag about, can I? I love you both, I really do. Even if you don’t do things I hoped you’d do for me. When are you going to make me feel like you love me too? Cause I need both of you, I hope I’m not asking for too much.

I met him accidentally not knowing that we could turn good friends. I know only by name, until one day I realize that we've been too close. not a single secret to each other. I never thought that you would be true to me the way you do. now, I am confused who really are you in my life. I am already engaged and as times goes by feel strange ... I think I am falling for you. but how can I feel this, I was not supposed to love you, you're too good to be true. I thought I was the only one who feel this way. one day you got the courage to tell me that you love me dearly. I want to cry of what I heard. it can't be true. you also got a girlfriend then same with me. I tried not to be fallen for you coz I know I am just hurting myself. now, you and your girlfriend broke up, you told me that i am the only one in your heart and mind. but still I can't love you freely, I still love him. I guess it's not the right time for us. the love we felt was right but we felt it in a wrong time. I wish though we're not together these special feeling would remain in our thoughts and in our hearts. Just remember that I have loved you dearly as far as I know.

JESSELLE CANGAYAO, GRADE 7

Me and My Mom

Secret Love

An Open Letter

A Fangirl’s Life

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Just like a buttefly Flying high above the sky Isn’t afraid to spread her wings ‘cause she’s flying with the Legendary Kings When her idols are smiling When her idols are crying When her idols are laughing It make her do the same thing Lives miles away from Seoul Don’t know how to get there at all So every night she prays That one day, BTS will be performing on her 18th day


SPORTS

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Winter Olympics as instrument of peace for North and South AFTER 11 years, Korea, once again marched under the same flag. This historical event was possible because of the recent Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea held last February At the opening part of the event, North and South Koreans sat side by side as they watched fireworks which finally represented peace not destruction. Also at the opening event, the sister of Kim Jong-un, leader of North Korea, shook hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in as they watched a performance that depicts the story of Korea. The event was also a way for two countries to have peace talks, which has been dormant for 2 years. Peace talks has been a way for north korean skaters’ dreams alive. This helps both countries citizens and future. In these peaceful events, Japanese Defence

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Minister, Itsunori Onodera, gave his opinion about the healing of the North and South Korea. He said, “I think what is important is to maintain a defense posture.” This statement of his only depicts that North Korea is not yet ready for a healing and is still in a neutral state where they dont intend to fight nor to be at peace with the south. South Korean President Moon Jae-in remained silent in this matter. It may

be because he knew that the Olympics was not enough to heal the division. Despite those peaceful events, Winter olympics was not enough to heal the past damages of both country. Still this event was enough to put both athletes and citizens of North and South Korea out of harm way for a small time. But for me this was just a matter of “keep your enemies closer” and of course danger will remain for the next several years.


CKC INSITUTIONAL INTRAMURALS 2018

UNIT III HAILED AS CHAMPIONS 2017 INTRAMURALS OVER-ALL RESULTS

NEW QUEEN AND KINGS. The search for Mr, and Ms. CKC Intramurals returns this year a after one-year hiatus. Grade 9 student April Enero and Grade 10 student Lance Tejerero were crowned as the new Mr. and Ms. CKC Intramurals for HIgh School Division (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY: LLYOD ARCIE CAGOMOC, SHS PHOTOGRAPHER)

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GRADE 9 Junior High School students conquered the Institutional Intramurals as they banner Unit III and bag the championship trophy. Unit 3 outlasted the senior Unit IV by earning a total of 710 points in the overall results. This left Unit IV with 627 points followed by Unit II with 553 points and Unit I 408 points. The basis for the result is the total points earned by each competing units in different sports competition and LIKAS (Literature, Kantahan, Arte at Sayawan) Contests to include the Search for Mr. and Ms. Intramurals 2017. Unit III triumphed in Ballroom, Folk Dance, Contemporary Dance, Oration, Debate and Band Competition.

They also dominated in Basketball and Volleyball in girls division, and bagged gold medals in Athletics events. Grade 9 student April Joy Enero was crowned as the Ms. Intramurals 2017. This title also contributed to the victory of Unit III. Charles Henri Coprada, a Grade 9 student, said that the unit of Grade 9 students brought them to the top spot. “Unit III won the recent intramurals simply by the words Unity, Perseverance and having faith in God. They showed the definition of a team that worked together to achieve their intended goal which is to have fun and do well that led them to success,” Coprada said. The five-day institutional event was held last September 18-22, 2017.

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EVRAA ‘18 opens in Calbayog By: jude japzon Contributor

DESPITE the heavy downpour, the annual Eastern Visayas Regional Athletic Association (EVRAA) sports meet officially opened Sunday afternoon, February 4, in Calbayog City, Samar. Over 5,000 student athletes and coaches coming from different elementary and secondary schools in Region 8 participated in the opening parade around the city proper. These athletes are representatives of different 13 schools division all over Eastern Visayas namely: Baybay City, Biliran Province, Borongan City, Calbayog City, Catbalogan City, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Maasin City, Northern Samar, Ormoc City, Samar, Southern

CALBAYOG VS. LEYTE. Football players of Calbayog City Delegation and Leyte Province endured the heavy downpour and mudy field in their game during EVRAA 2018. (PHOTO BY: JUDE JAPZON)

Leyte and Tacloban City. Department of Education (DepEd) Calbayog in partnership with the local government of Calbayog City, as host city, spearheaded the opening ceremony at the Northwest Samar State University.

Present during the ceremonies are DepEd Officials and some governors, district representatives and mayors from different local government units in the region. DepEd Assistant Secretary Revsee Escobedo, who was the guest speaker, ap-

plauded the athletes for their resilience in spite the heavy rain and cold weather. Escobedo hopes that the region will surpass its last year’s performance in the national level of Palarong Pambansa which will be held in April in Ilocos Sur.

Unit IV sweeps Unit III, 72-41 By: Trisha Rose Mante Editor-in-Chief

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BLAZING in red shirts and glinting with sweat, the fiery Unit 4 edges the Unit 3 as they send off and starts with an offense strategy, tossing the rival team away and widening the gap in the first up to the last quarter of the game, winning 72 - 41, last September 21, 2017, at the CKC Assumption Province Gymnatorium. As the buzzer beat and the referee tossed the

ball, the Unit 4 scissors past through the rival team at lightning speed and scores three-pointers, condoning the rival team to score, gaining 18-9 on the first half of the game. With adrenaline pumping, the fiery dribblers in red keeps on widening the gap by shooting twopointers or layups, every point earns a cheer from the supporters of each teams.

The blue team, aware of the gap, catches the heartthumping flow of the game as they did rebounds and hook shots, managing to ease the gap with a score of 32-26 on the second quarter. As the third quarter started, the fiery dribblers in red manages to fasten their pace as they once again continued their offense-defense strategy to tire out the rival team in blue, scoring 48-31 on the first five minutes, with following three-point-

ers and fastbreaks, adding 58-36 on the third quarter of the game. Pumped up on the fourth quarter, the two teams fought eye to eye, each member scoring and supporting to back them up and avoiding rebounds to happen. The Unit 4 glows in red as they score consecutively, running and dribbling as if owning the court, devastating the rival team in blue with a score of 72-41 on the fourth quarter.

The King's Herald 2017  

The King's Herald 2017 Official Publication of Christ the King College-Junior High School Department

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The King's Herald 2017 Official Publication of Christ the King College-Junior High School Department

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