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WHAT’S INSIDE? SLC GRABS 2ND RUNNER-UP IN UP NAMNAMA (p2) LOUISIANS SAY NO TO BULLYING(p3) SLC’S AGENT S.H.I.E.L.D.(p8) LOUISIANS FALL SHORT OF JANSENNITES(p15)

The Official Publication of Saint Louis College High School

June-October 2013 Issue

SOON TO RISE. One of the hired workers performs his task in building the three-storey HS buidling for 2016. Photo by Stephanie Dawn Buted

To be used by 2016

SLC preps building for Senior High by Ivy Grace Espejo After preparing teachers for K-12 last year, Saint Louis College is now gearing up for the addition of two years to the curriculum with the construction of the Senior High Building.

A three-storey Senior High school building is on the rise in order to adhere to the Enhanced Basic Education Curriculum Act enacted by President Benigno Simeon Aquino III. The construction of the new building is expected to finish around the latter half of next year and expected to be used by Senior High School students by 2016. The building will have 37 classrooms, a faculty room, canteen and a Hotel and Restaurant Management Kitchen for college students.

Twenty-seven classrooms are allotted for Senior High school students while the other 10 classrooms will be for HRM students. “We are the pioneers in implementing the K-12 curriculum in La Union. First, our coordinators trained teachers in preparation for Grade 7 and 8. And now, we are the first school in La Union to construct a Senior High Building.” said Mr. Danilo Romero. New ID system A new ID system has also been installed in the main gate of the institution for safety and security purposes. The system uses turnstiles and students and employees need to tap their IDs into a sensor in order for the turnstiles to be unlocked. continue to page 14

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Prince George christened SEE STORY ON PAGE 2

LOBOC CHURCH IN RUINS. After the devastating 7.1 earthquake. Source: Reuter

DIGITAL. Every lesson is just one tap away for Grade 8 students. Courtesy of Ms. Gloria Sison

SLCHS levels up with iPad education by Ivy Grace Espejo and Aster Joshua Mostrales

In order to cope with the needs of the 21st century, Saint Louis College High School stepped up its education with the introduction of iPads for the Grade 8.

Students of Grade 8 classes no longer need to carry piles of textbooks for their books can now be accessed through Vibe Reader.

The students can pay for their iPads by paying fully or through the installment scheme. Some of the students bought their iPads in stores outside the school. Students who bought their iPads in the school use the iPad 2 model. Students who bought iPads outside use either iPad 2, iPad 3 or iPad 4 model. According to Mr. Danilo

Romero, BeDS principal, this year’s use of iPads in the Grade 8 classes is still the testing stage. If the project is proven successful, this will be implemented in all K-12 classes next year. Mr. Romero also denied the cases of iPad thefts inside the campus. He said in the interview that the iPads of the students were stolen in their homes.

The respondents against the new uniform said that the new uniform is ‘too hot’ and for the fourth year students, it is ‘a waste of money’ for it is their last year. The respondents in favor

remarked that the new uniform looks cute and unique. According to Mr. Romero, the new uniforms also received negative reactions for its late delivery.

New uniform for girls evokes mixed reactions by Erisal Marie Dyquianco NATIONAL NEWS

Central Visayas earthquake destroys historical churches

by Marichelle Faye Mangugan

Historical churches, dating from the Spanish colonial period, were destroyed as a 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook Central Visayas and affected over three million people last October 15.

The country’s oldest historical church, the 16th-century Basilica of the Holy Child in Cebu, lost its bell tower in the quake while a 17th- century limestone church in Loboc town, continue to page 2

North and South transport terminals in Barangays Tanqui and Catbangen of the City of San Fernando, La Union would soon be completed by June 2014.

administration of the City Mayor, Pablo Ortega. The purpose of constructing this terminal is for the peace and orderliness in the city. Traffic problems are also occurring in the city that’s why they put up this terminal to lessen the traffic problems in the city proper’s main streets and also in the National Road. continue to page 14

2 Transport Terminals CITY NEWS Undergoing Completion by Elysar Martin

This project is a part of performance governance system and the terminal building was initiated by city funds under the

The change in the uniform of the girls received polarized reactions according to a student poll conducted by the Louisian Newsette last September.

The change in the uniform was brought about by the need to have a unique uniform for girls in Region 1 according to Mr. Danilo Romero. Then, the design was presented to the school management and family council. Questionnaires were distributed to 80 female Grade 8 students, 80 female third year students and 80 fourth year students and they were asked whether they prefer the old or new uniform. The results showed that 137 girls preferred the old uniform while 103 of the respondents liked the new uniform better.

TRANSFORM. Female Louisian students wear new uniforms. Photo by Clark Ramirez


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SA TINUBUANG LUPA. The speech choir shows the struggle of Filipinos in UP Namnama Photo by Jasmin Hidalgo

SLC grabs 2nd runner-up in UP Namnama

SLC emerged as the third over all champion last UP NAMNAMA 32nd SIRIB QUIZ SHOW AND 5TH SARIRIT CULTURAL FESTIVAL last October 24-25 in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte. For the Quiz Bee, Ivy Grace Espejo, Daniel James Molina and Sean Parado bagged the first place trophy. For the speech choir; Teatrong Louisiano won second place. The team includes Kryssan-

thi Carreon, Geraldine Hoggang, Marcons Novela, Jed Tomeldan, Nathaniel Acosta, Jedidiah Retuta, Jezreel Gacayan, Alexa Barde, Marko Gatuz, Rajwhein Adena, Aster Joshua Mostrales, Angelica Hufana, Alex Alcaide, Beatrice Medriano, Garlyn Carig, CP Amor Domingo, Ira Ulep, Maria Theresa Sonza, Melrissa Respicio, Rhanyan Acosta, Ruth Sobrepeña, Shayna Boco, Melrissa Respicio, Allyjah Viene Ogad and Nicole Montero. Their musical directors were Nathalie Joy Gagtan and Justin Paul

LIGHT: YFC members were enlightened by the experience. Photo by Ruffa Dulay

Vallinan. The production and stage manager was Camille Maala. The other participants are Nathalie Laya for short story writing, Christian Marvin Gonzales for essay writing, Jasmin Beatriz Hidalgo for oration, Camyl Fernandez for impromptu speaking - English, Arnel Jubilado for Vocal Solo, Arjay Gabriel for Poster Making and for the Bucanegan debate: SLC A consisting of Paul Tugade, Jestherin Baliton, Aileen Ngilangil, and the Team B composed of Kurt Atillo, Clark Ramirez and Tadros

by Beatrice Marie Medriano Louisians who are Youth For Christ members participated on the 17th Regional Youth Conference last October 19-20, 2013 at Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University - SLUC in Agoo, La Union with the theme: “LUMINO”.

boys’ basketball varsity team composed of Gerome Gift Butala, Simon Gongora, Mark Christian Mondina, Marko Gatuz, Kirk Agulan, Kevin Milligan, Krishan Aquino, Maynard Oribello, John Vincent Apilado, Jap Pambid and Clint Teaño won the gold medal. Meanwhile, the SLCHS volleyball girls’ The Louisians rocked as varsity team led by Paula Abata inthey showcase their talents in the cludes Rhonalyn Cabanela, Kathsports competitions. The SLCHS leen Yanga, Krishna Tria, Jay-

Prince George christened

by Ivy Grace Espejo

Prince George of Cambridge, first son of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge was christened into the Church of England in the Chapel Royal at St James’ Palace last October 23. The prince, third in line to the throne, was baptised by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. The christening was lowkey, with only senior royals, four members of the Middleton family, the seven godparents and their spouses among the 22 guests. The godparents of the third-in-line to the throne were Zara Tindall, cousin of Prince William; Earl Grosvenor, son of the Duke of Westminster; Julia Samuel, close friend of the late Princess Diana; William van Cutsem, Prince William’s child-

hood friend; Emilia Jardine-Paterson, classmate of the Duchess in Marlborough College; Oliver Baker, friend of the couple from their university days and Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, private secretary of the couple.

Earthquakes... continued from page 1 southwest of Carmen, crumbled to pieces, with nearly half of it diminished to ruins. Bohol Administrator Alfonso Damalerio said two other churches in Maribojoc and Loon were wrecked. The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of Bohol also received reports of damage to old churches in Loay, Clarin and Baclayon as well as the belfry in Panglao. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the movement of

Provincials Previously in the provincial level of UP Namnama held on October 16, host school SLC emerged as provincial over all champion. The quiz bee composed of the same team mentioned above

bagged gold medals. Jasmin Beatriz Hidalgo topped the oration event, Arnel Jubilado topped the vocal solo competition and Christian Marvin Gonzales landed first in Essay Writing- English. Natalie Laya for Short Story Writing- English and Arjay Gabriel for Poster Making captured silver. The contestants were coached by the teachers from English and Math departments.

Louisian quizzers triumph in YMCA

by Marichelle Faye Mangugan The Louisian quizzers triumphed in the annual Young Men Christian Association (YMCA) Academic Olympics held at Lorma Colleges last October 18. Ivy Grace Espejo, Sean

YFC illuminates in RYC

Corpuz. For the Folk Dance, the team consists Eunice Penuliar, Mhonica Osdon, Franchezcka Joven, Arianne Hufano, King Casugay, Marlou Buen, Jomar Mondina and John Kyle Peralta.

by Jestherine Baliton

Parado, and Daniel James Molina comprise the Louisian quizzers

who conquered the academic quiz bee with different categories including Math, Ecology and YMCA information. Meanwhile, Arjay Gabriel landed 3rd place in the landscape drawing. Jestherin Baliton also bagged 3rd place in oration. Lastly, Allyjah Viene Ogad also garnered 3rd place in extemporaneous

speaking. The Louisian quizzers will be competing in the Regional level that will be held at Baguio on November 17. Mr. Al Gerald Barde, Mrs. Florence Sobremonte and Mrs. Mary Ann Butala served as the coaches of the YMCA participants.

dee Bravo, Mary Joy Caluscusin, Camela Manzano, Sharya Ancheta and Alexander Paula Magleo also brought home the gold medal. Louisians, as a part of team La Union bagged the title of being the over-all champion among the different provinces of Northwestern Luzon. The participants and the winner will be able to level up to the International Leaders Conference to be held in Palawan next year. HINDRANCES. BLKD tells participants about language barriers. Photo by Aster Joshua Mostrales the East Bohol Fault triggered the strongest quake in the Visayas in 23 years. The earthquake struck at 8:12 a.m. with its epicenter at by Geraldine Grace Hoggang 2 kilometers southeast of Carmen town in Bohol province, known for its chocolate hills and tarsiers. Fliptop rapper, BLKD, achieved 2nd place. The hardest hit provinces Team SLC emerged as visited Saint Louis College as of Bohol, Cebu, Iloilo, and Negros over-all champion in the provinOriental had more than 200 people he judged the Sabayang Pagcial UP Sillag contest held at Saint who died according to National bigkas Contest of UP Sillag Disaster Risk Reduction Man- held on October 30. Louis College on October 30. agement Council. A total of 742 For the essay writing EngThe Lousian team for were injured in Central Visayas, it lish, Natalie Laya garnered 1st added. The estimated damage to Sabayang Pagbigkas composed properties and infrastructure of of Nathaniel Acosta, Rajwhein place. For the essay writing Filipithe quake that destroyed homes, Adena, Jezreel Gacayan, Arnel no, April Nonato gained 2nd place. schools buildings, roads and Jubilado, Aster Mostrales, Clark In the extemporaneous bridges reached over P1.6 billion. speaking contest, Paul Tugade Philippines belong to the Ramirez, Ira Ulep, Justin Vallinan, bagged 1st place. group of countries comprising the Garlyn Carig, Kryssanthi Carreon, The English teachers were Pacific Ring of Fire, an area that is Angelica Hufana, Camille Maala, the ones who coached the UP Silproven to cover active volcanoes. Allyjah Ogad, Melrissa Respicio, lag contestants. Jedidiah Retuta, and Maria Sonza

by Geraldine Grace Hoggang Louisians supported the anti-bullying campaign through their infomercials and poster slogans last October 21-25 with the theme, “Stand Up Against Bullying.”

Five students from each section of Grade 7 and Grade 8 competed in the Poster-Slogan contest. From the Grade 7, St. Jerome triumphed. The team was composed of Zoey Atillo, Angeliz Sanchez, Carmela Cardinez, Hazel Barrio, and Mikaela Taguinod. For the Grade 8, the team from St. Cyril of Alexandria made up of Roco Benitez, Rohapearl Subido, Chelzy Lomboy, Diana Salomon, and Patricia Asuncion won first place. The Science High and the Regular High of Third year and Fourth year each made their own infomercials. Third Year science high bagged over-all-champion for the videoclip making contest. The members of the team were Alexander Alcaide, Demetrio Arcano III, Allyjah Ogad, Vance Lubiano, Chyna Lim, Kristina

STAND UP. The video made by the 3rd Year Science High was chosen , as SLC’s official infomercial. Courtesy of Alex Alcaide

Student leaders learn Jesus’ way of service

Tiu, Christine Gaerlan, Hemuelson Garcia, Maria Landingin, Antoinette Alvior, Ienne Alla, Ther- by Ivy Grace Espejo In the first session, the The club presidents ese Madriaga, Albert Aguilar Jr., and overall chairmen of Saint seminar master shared passages Aldrine Bangug, Winson Millare, Louis College High School from the Bible that the students Kristen Dulay, Rachelle Miranda, attended a leadership trainKnycole Mendoza, Jaydee Bravo, ing and seminar at the High can get inspiration from in leading and Chantelle Talavera. The winner School Audio Visual Room their respective classes, clubs and organizations. from the Fourth years was the reg- last September 14. Afterwards, the parThe said seminar with ular high team composed of Kate ticipants were divided into three Baniqued, Lou Pascual, Wyndel the theme “Following Jesus’ Way groups: Faith, Hope and Love. They Catli, Romel Miano, Nicole Dulay, of Service” was conducted by Bro. were then instructed to build the Nalla Velarde, Sydney Peralta, Jan Ronald Banting. Natura, Paul Sabado, Ron More, THANK YOU. Students show their gratitude by giving teachers tokens. Photo by Ruffa Dulay Vince Mallari, Veronica Manalang, Katrina Dela Peña, Elysar Martin, Diana Sonario, Jojo Mariñas, Jaztice Rulloda, Jate Paguigan, Prabhjot Sohal, and Eddezon Gonzales. The infomercial of the Third Year Science High would be SLC’s official school ID against bullying. The guidance counselors also conducted a seminar about anti-bullying. The guidance counselors spearheaded the anti-bullying campaign.

TL conducts Annual Theater Workshop

by Aster Joshua Mostrales

SAY AH. Teatrong Louisiano members enhanced their acting skills. Photo by Aster Joshua Mostrales

highest and strongest tower that they could build. The lesson that was shared by the seminar master was to build foundations first with the Lord. The seminar ended with Mrs. Mary Ann Butala orienting the students about action plans and the new Gawad Louisiano for Leadership rules.

Louisians celebrate Teachers’ Day by Ralph Buenavista

Saint Louis College High School celebrated the World Teachers’ Day last October 4. A mass for the teachers was celebrated in the morning. In the afternoon, the students surprised their teachers in their own

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classrooms by giving their teachers some simple gifts and cards, by expressing their love through messages, by singing songs of thanks, and by preparing short and simple programs. Teachers said that they

were not expecting anything at all that’s why they were surprised and they were really happy. Teachers’ day is officially celebrated once a year on October 5.

SLCHS’ population reaches 1490 by Beatrice Marie Medriano

Fliptop rapper graces SLC for UP Sillag

August 23, 2013-Teatrong Louisiano (TL) conducted its Acting Workshop with guest speaker Mr. Dan Rommel Riopay, Tanghalang SLU adviser, at the SLCHS AVR.

The 40 standout were selected among over a 100 participants by the facilitators or trainers of the different stations namely:

Red Tigers, Blue Eagles, Yellow Phoenix, and Green Bulls in a seminar workshop a week before the said event. “To enhance the skills, talents, discipline and also to discover new actors and gain new acquaintances through fun games, lectures, and different activities is the goal of TL.” Mr. Al Gerald S. Barde, Teatrong Louisiano adviser said.

The Saint Louis College High School’s populace elevates according to the data of the High School Records’ Office.

The grade 8 level, composing of 386 students, is holding the title of having 25.91% or the biggest portion of the population. The grade 7 having 25.43% or 379 students proceeds while there are 372 juniors accumulating the 24.97%. Lastly, the seniors having a total of 353 students comprising the 23.69%.

SMILE. New CSC officers pose, proud of their achievement. Photo by Stephanie Buted

4th Year RH dominates CSC race by Josephine Del Rosario

The election for the new Central Student Council or CSC for the School Year 2013-2014 was held on July 22, 2013, via Genyo.

Both the Over-all Chairman, Garlyn Joy Carig and the Over-all Peace and Harmony Chairman who is Gerome Gift Butala, won by default because

they had no other competitor. The new Over-all Educational Chairman is Elizabeth Ann Viluan while the new Over-all Finance Chairman is Via Samantha de Austria. Marcons Novela won the Over-all Beautification Chairman Position, and Mary Grace Abuan, the Overall Liturgical Chairman position. continue to page 14


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BULL’S EYE. The participants secure their targets in order to win. Photo by Aster Joshua Mostrales

SPC challenges Sci-Xplorers

The Science Probers’ Club(SPC) offered obstacles as challenge for participants from four teams as an activity for the Sci-Math month at the school grounds last September where the 2nd Year Regular High(Junior Division) and the 3rd Year Regular High(Senior Division) emerged as victors. The Second and Third

year Regular High teams were composed of Mari Abasolo, Carlo

by Geraldine Grace Hoggang and Beatrice Marie Medriano

Caranay, Krishan Aquino, Jirehmel Buduan, Marlou Buen, Desi Castillo, David Dulay, Daniel Ducusin, Czean Ferrer, Beverly Tadifa, Mary Miranda, Louie Pascual Jr., Coleen Valmores, Andrei Rulloda, Janmar Subido, Tela Budao, Cecilia Bughong, Kristine Bungay, Steven Carino, Clarisse Costales, Lindley Duenas, Marlo Gaerlan, Sheniah Lee, Angelica Marzo, Joechelle Nisperos, Mark Noces, Ella Ojenar, Rozzlyne Padilla, Jennyfer Sabado and Rafael Torricer. The other activities for the

Sci-Math month were the D’ Great Rovers Planetarium Experience, Virtual Science Quest, Tagisan ng Math-titinik Challenge and Math Relay. The Virtual Science Quest was held in computer labs through GENYO. Alvin Andrada, Tim Castro, Vea Hufana, and Noel Difuntorum are the winners per year level. Louisians stood out during the Tagisan ng Math-titinik Challege where Vincent Quijencio and Kriskann Kimberly Casuga of

the following winners are: For the Grade 7 , 2nd Runner Up is Kimberly Dela Cruz , 1st Runner Up is Mia Venice Gapasin and lastly the Champion is Joshua Jakosalem. For the Grade 8, 2nd Runner Up is Precious Jewel Gacad , 1st Run-

HMC conducts quizbee, cookfest

Darma Concubierta, Joni Mendoza, and Charmia Leyva won among the Grade 7. Kristine Dela Cruz, Jester Sevellano, and Lian Hapalla won among the Grade 8. Chrizelle Zamoranos, Vea Hufana, and Sheniah Lee won among the Third Year. And, Jassy Nana, Ninna Ringor, and Robert Karganilla won among the Fourth Year. The Awarding Ceremony was held last July 24, 2013 right after the flag ceremony in front of the High school Building, this also marks the end of the Nutrition Month Celebration for this School Year 2013-2014.

ner Up is Alexa Barde and lastly the Champion is Chrishara Palomo. For the 3rd Year , 2nd Runner Up is Jharmane Catolico , 1st Runner Up is Michiko Guerrero and lastly the Champion is Jennyfer Andrea Sabado. And lastly for the 4th Years, 2nd Runner Up is Jezreel Gacayan , 1st Runner Up is Azia Verna German and lastly the Champion is Ashley Barnachea. The other event which is Talumpating Impromtu, the following winners are , For the Grade 7, 2nd Runner Up is Ann Daileg , 1st Runner Up is Champagne Canlas and lastly the Champion is Jiliane Bugayong. For the Grade 8

, 2nd Runner Up is Dynah Dacumos , 1st Runner Up is Beaver Mendoza and lastly the Champion is Rhanyan Acosta . For the 3rd Year, 2nd Runner Up is Rafael Tomiar , 1st Runner Up is Bianca Pimentel and lastly the Champion is Krizzadane Liclican and lastly for the 4th Years, 2nd Runner Up is Diana Quijencio, 1st Runner Up is Manuel Florendo and lastly the Champion is Geraldine Hoggang. SLCHS celebrates Buwan ng Wika every year and only two contests were allowed this year. The said celebration was spearheaded by the Samahang Filipino.

SLCHS highlights Vocation Awareness Week by Natalie Laya and Beatrice Marie Medriano

Louisians celebrated the Vocation Awareness Week held at Saint Louis College campus from September 18by Alex Alcaide and Joshua Ordinario 24 with the theme, “Vocations The Homemakers’ Dana Bilaoen, Alexander Alcaide, as a sign of hope founded in faith.” Club intensified its campaign and Amiel Gaudia for the Third This year’s Voca Week has for Good Nutrition by cel- Year. And, Camille Nalundasan, four main activities: CICM Vocaebrating the Nutrition Month Korinne Baldueza, and Charlotte tion Talk, Eucharistic Celebration, 2013 last July 1 to 24 with Ostaco for the Fourth Year. While Poster Making Contest and Symin the Cook fest, the chosen stu- posium on Vocation. the theme: "Gutom at Maldents of every section showed nutrisyon, Sabay-sabay natin their skills in cooking through fish wakasan." and vegetable dishes. In the end,

Mrs. Nida Lascota, the department head of TLE-MAPEHComputer led the official opening of the Nutrition Month last July 1, 2013 with a warm welcome. There were only two contests this year because of the preparation for the upcoming Golden Anniversary of Saint Louis College. The two contests were held namely: the Nutriquiz bee and the Cook fest. The winners of the Nutriquiz in each year level were: Ariel Bucsit., Chelsea Guerrero, and Juan Miguel Joven for the grade 7. Ralph Buenavista, Jasper Sabas, and Hazel Balanon for the Grade 8.

ves and Dessi Castillo of St. Luke ranked 1st from the Grade 8. For the third years, the team from St. Leo the Great garnered first place. The group is composed of Joshua Ordinario, Bianca Pimentel, Ma. Aure Lopez and Jam Samonte. Lastly, Beatrice Medriano, Marichelle Mangugan, Curth Roldan and Christian Bucao of St. Bernard grabbed the first place among all the fourth year sections. The Science Probers’ and Mathematics Club organized the activities for the month.

Louisians commemorate OPM by Michaela Sagmit and Clark Erick Ramirez

Louisians serenade through the songs of Modern and Old OPM Songs last August 29, 2013 at the SLCHS AVR in line with the annual Buwan ng Wika celebration with its theme, “Wika Natin Ang Tuwid na Daan”. For the “ Himig Pinoy”

GO HEALTHY. Louisians prepare nutritious foods for Nutrition Month. Photo by Stephanie Buted

Grade 7- St. Ambrose, Roxanne Hufana and Jan Olete of Grade 8- St. Thomas, Hemuelson Garcia and July Tayoto of III-St. Leo and Celine Ramos and Jared Cardinez of IV-St. Alphonsus landed as first placers. Lousians showed their cooperation and oneness in the Math Relay contest. From Grade 8, St. Albert won first place. The contestants were Ma. Dimple Lopez, Elyza Lavapie, Camyl Fernandez and Maxine Maranan. Glycethea Tatunay, Dynah Dacumos, Lyssa Este-

Fr. Tony Tanchoco was the speaker during the Vocation Talk. The talk was held in the SLC Chapel from September 18-19. Fr. John Kanyinda presided a Eucharistic Celebration in the Fr. Burgos Gym on September 23. On September 23, Poster Making Contest was conducted per class. For the Grade 7 level, St. Bonaventure garnered the 1st place. The entry of Grade 8-St.

Matthew seized 1st place while for the juniors, III-St. Leo the Great grabbed the 1st place. Lastly, IVSt. Anthony won among the fourth years. A symposium was conducted at Fr. Burgos Gym where Fr. Ryan Abellera, Sr. Rubyrita Linsingan, Sr. Eloisa Massani and Fr. Polash Henry Gomes spoke to encourage the students to join their congregations.

Brindisi as 1st place, Yvonne Colos and Vincent Quijencio of St. Ambrose as 2nd, and Samantha Godoy and Justin Martinez of St. John as the 3rd placer. Grade 8 students toured people on different Asian countries. Kraig Quezada and Reine Baniqued of St. James landed 1st place, Carl Laroya and Gian Montero of St. Cyril of Alexandria for 2nd place and Kristine Dela Cruz and Francia Arizabal of St. Thomas of Aquinas as the 3rd placers. The third years presented the culture of the Europeans and Angelica Marzo and Chian Buccat from St. Vincent won 1st place, Ammelaine Laudencia and Winson Millare of St. Gregory landed

2nd place while Gino Codiamat and John Buenaventura from St. Francis bagged 3rd place. Lastly, the seniors showed the different Business Capitals of the world. Marichelle Mangugan and Jeishela Valmores from IV-St. Bernard of Clairvaux won the 1st place, Carlos Astom and Kimberly Bersamina from St. Theresa of Avila ranked 2nd and the 3rd place was landed by Luis Mari Garcia and Lou Renz Pascual. The UN Week Activities were spearheaded by the Social Studies Academic Society and their adviser, Mrs. Celia Ordono.

Louisians tour the world in UN Week by Marichelle Faye Mangugan

Louisians celebrated United Nations’ (UN) Week with the comeback of two activities last October 21-25 with the theme, “Partnerships for Global Development”.

UN Tour Guide and UN Greetings made their comeback after being removed in the list of UN Week activities last year. The languages used as greetings were Japanese, Korean, Punjabi and German. Meanwhile, UN Tour Guide participants from Grade 7 tackled about different provinces of the Philippines. The winners are Vikki Almana and JC Vince Lictaoa of St. Lawrence of

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GATES of HELL? Students’ Voice

Which do you prefer, intramurals cheering competition or street dancing for the golden anniversary? Why?

As for me, I would prefer street dancing or I should say ''we''. The reason is common to everyone that is “new experience''. Since it’s for the golden anniversary, we students should experience many new things, new activities, and new experiences having us create new colorful and unforgettable memories. -Justin Paul Vallinan Contrary to the latter statement, most of the guys in the golden batch experienced the real intramurals experience. They only experienced a lame version of it, anyway street dancing would be nice, a new experience for the students, although our memories of it would be quickly forgotten if not, slowly, once as time passes by. Also I don't care what you choose since I'm a band member I wouldn't be able to participate in either of the said events. -Clarence Estrella Though street dancing is also awesome as Intramurals cheering competition is, I still would prefer Intramurals cheering competition over street dancing. It's just that Street dancing is complicated and it needs a lot of preparation, money and effort. Unlike in Intramurals, it's cheaper but it never fails to bring fun, enjoyment, and it lets the students, whether Science High or Regular to have unity, friendship and cooperation. For street dancing, it's complicated and we all know that not all can dance. -Bea Medriano Street dancing because it's the first time that we'd be having that instead of the usual intramurals.Thus, we'd be able to gain new experiences and enhace our skills in dancing. It's the golden anniversary of our school anyways para maiba. -Stephanie Buted Cheering Competition, from my judgment, is the most liked activity from both. This activity drains our voices, and energy. With the use of our creativity when coming up with cheers and movements, we gain more memories from it. Every year, various themes were followed, and each year level comes up with great performances that follow the theme. This activity would improve our talent and show our skills. I like it better. But who knows, maybe this year's street dancing would change our perspectives. -Jed Tomeldan • Intramurals cheering completion because it's our chance of redemption. -Aileen Ngilangil • I prefer intramurals. I think this is better because it is much easier to practice and it would save time. Also, some students can't stand the heat of the sun that they might faint. -Kryssanthi Carreon

Developments that coincide with the 50th anniversary celebration of Saint Louis College can be felt all around the institution even at just your very entrance into the school. Among the schools in La Union, SLC is the first one to have adopted the turnstile gate system. It has one entry way for students, one entry way for employees, one exit way for students and one exit way for employees. The students and employees need to tap their IDs into the sensors in order for the turnstiles to be unlocked. Now, let it sink in that there is only one entrance and exit that would serve thousands of elementary, high school and college students. When this was strictly enforced, it caused so much

Conscience, according to Merriam Webster dictionary is a sense of the moral goodness or blameworthiness of one's own conduct, intentions, or character together with a feeling of obligation to do right or be good. According to the Catholic Church, it is not a “tinig ng budhi” or a guilty feeling, but rather, it is our capacity to discern what is good from bad and obliges us to do

traffic in and outside of the gates. Imagine how much time it would take for one student to fall in line and for a high school student, make a full U-turn around the campus because of the rerouting of covered walks caused by the construction of the Senior High School Building. One minor problem also that arose is when a student is carrying a lot of bags for projects and presentations. Because a student’s heavy load slows him/her down, the student may have to tap his/her ID card again because the turnstile locks up so quickly wasting much more time. Problems like this make every second so critical because nobody wants to be late for their classes. Now this system is rarely used because it re-

quires so much time. Now that it is rarely used, it seems a waste of money for it just to be standing there. But still, its security purposes are still realized. What the administration could have done is this: either use one-fourth of the perimeter of the main gate and façade or place turnstiles at the college, elementary and high school buildings. The former option requires the demolition of the perimeter fences at the school’s façade and the latter would require more turnstiles. By that, each turnstile would serve less students cutting down the traffic and time. But still, SLC should only have made such a drastic change once the new system is proven functional and effective.

the good and neglect the evil. “Moral goodness”, “discern what is good from bad”, “neglect the evil”, such powerful thoughts that can be put together and coined into a word. But how come some people, specifically our country’s leaders, who’ve had their education in prestigious universities from inside and outside the country, do not have the word “conscience” in their vocabulary?

Or do they just tend to erase them for personal gain? Ever since I was a kid, I’ve known that most government officials are rich; it is because I’ve seen how luxurious their things, together with their families, are. But as I grew older and more mature, I’ve learned that the salary of the highest government official, which is the president, is only almost Php 60,000 per month. And so I’ve come into asking, how can they go into a month-long vacation, how can they afford all their pleasures, how can they send their children to schools with tuition fees of hundreds of thousands if their salary won’t even reach a million per year? continue to page 6


6OPINION You might be wondering why a person like me would actually write a kind of article like this but let me just say for the record, I really have a long list of crushes. To be honest, there was no single time I have gotten awkward with my crush, except if I was with my friends - they literally tease me in front of my crush that really annoys me, but at the same time makes me 'kilig'. When I pass by my crush, I immediately have to make two choices: either I smile and look at her or I just walk by like I saw no one special (Aww T_T) . Well what if there are situations like we're alone inside a room ( note: in a classroom), or when I have to talk to her because I need something? Now this brings me to my nine ways on how to not be awkward when your crush is near: 1) Don't be insecure with yourself. I know as soon as you see your crush, you'll be thinking if you look okay, don't be too much conscious with yourself because hey, you'll be nice if you just wear a smile. Insecurities are just a colossal waste of time to think about. 2) Be Confident. This probably

goes with everything, and being with your crush is not an exception. Spending time with him/ her for a long period of time is an achievement. When you see them, have the courage to keep your head up high and look at them straight in their eyes ( Without looking like a total maniac, of course. ). Remember, confidence is the key to any encounter you will face. 3) Impress. There are so many ways to fascinate or let your crush notice you, and this is one. This is the best thing I do, either I do good in studies or really, really use my talents to let my crushes notice me. 4) Be Friends. The most basic thing you need to do, befriend them, then you'll get to know him/ her. After being friends with them, you can now spend time with each other, just don't get too carried away by being too affectionate that it annoys them. 5) Learn more about him/her. As 'Stalker 101' as it seems, learning about them gives you plus points or a conversation starter when you have the urge to talk to them. Just don't get too personal with what you know. 6) Hide your feelings. As hard as

it may seem for me, contain your feelings. If he/she does something that will make you jump off and scream, well, a smile would do. You should always learn to behave appropriately. After all, jumping while screaming will make you look like a fool. 7) Don't be too possessive. He/ She is just your crush, not your possession, so don't get mad when they're with other people, because you don't have the right - it's their life, not yours. 8.) Talk normally. Do not stutter. As much as possible, you mustn't talk in a weird way. Just treat it as a normal conversation, but with a special person. Be careful with what you say so as to not hurt or offend them. 9) Learn to accept. If none of these advices worked with your crush, you must learn to accept the fact that they're not meant to be for you, or it's not yet the time. After all, it's not the end of the world and there are so many reasons to smile besides your crush. Did having crushes make me happy? Yes. Did it help? Sometimes, especially when you actually need 'motivation' for stuff like school, performances, and contests. I am a living proof that having crushes, aside from friends and family, makes life better and more 'deserving' to live in this earthly experience.

“Sometimes love is all we need”. But, I wonder why the anxiety of most teenagers nowadays revolves around the word "love"? They say that "love" is the sweetest thing on earth, but do you wonder why there are people who are suicidal just because of the heartbreaks and the pain they experience because of "love"? Well, love is not made to hurt anyone, but why are some of us bounded by the feeling of being torn, tortured, and the feeling of being fragile? Come to think of it, it’s not about being bitter, instead it’s being realistic. The world is round. There are a lot of people and some of them may or may not hurt you. In the end, it’s a matter between you and yourself, so we need to consider the possibilities of things that may or may not happen. It’s not called being pessimistic but instead, it is being negatively geared. We need to expect the unexpected. After all, love is unpredictable and it has its ups and downs. True love is not like what you read in books

and all of the fairytales. Love, love will never be a plain story about happy endings and sparkling moments. There are things in this world which could thrill us. Those are the things which we never expected or things we were never prepared for to happen and ruin everything that we have planned for ourselves. Love is so complex. There are times that we waste all of our time falling for the wrong person. There are times that we fall for the right one, but it ends up being at the wrong place, at the wrong time. There are times when we'd admire those whom can’t have, and there are times wherein we do want to fall in love, but we don't have the courage. So, we choose to let go. One more thing, lastly and actually, the saddest thing that I have to say. Is that, at times, we think that we are falling in love but actually, we end up falling in love yet we find out for ourselves that there was no one there to catch us. On the other hand, we end up be-

ing "friend-zoned". Thinking that there was "love" between you two, yet the other one only wants nothing more than friendship. Love is supposed to be a give and take relationship and it is built from a mutually satisfying, social exchange. Love is supposed to bring happiness but there are times when it brings nothing but insecurity, pain, agony, hardships, dispute, hatred and war. People say that when you fall in love, it’s either choosing to take the risks fully or nothing taking the risks of falling in love at all. There is no “slightly love you” or “slightly hate you”. Well, I believe on this but I wonder if it’s possible that it can be simply you loving him and he loves you back, no distractions, period. We all know that it’s hard to fall in love as well as falling out of it. It will never be easy because we people, we're complicated. Although, once you fall in love, it’s different. You need to be prepared enough to face certain things, you need to be strong enough to accept some of those things, and you need to be brave enough when it comes to holding on and letting go of those things.

COURT of CONSCIENCE from page 5 I think we all know the reasons why they can afford this kind of living. And we’ve recently witnessed a revelation that shows how rampant corruption is in our country. The exposure of the pork barrel scam that includes highranking officials in our country has served as our eye-opener of how

dishonest they can be. Although, I’m not saying that all politicians are corrupt; some are actually transparent and can bring their locality to greater heights just like Naga City during the governance of late Jesse Robredo. If our leaders are just going to serve according to their best and not for personal reasons, then our country might not be wallowing in

poverty, corruption, and injustice. And as Mahatma Gandhi quoted, “There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts.” Alleged government officials might escape the wrath of jail in this world, but they will never flee the justice that will be sentenced by the court of conscience.

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Romeo! Oh Romeo!

Ooopps! Brownout! The computer broke down. Ooopps! There’s no signal on you phone. Ooopps! Your unlitext expired. Ooopps! Your friend’s on vacation. Oh no! It’s Math time! And in this kind of moments when all hope seems lost, the awful and most horrifying thing comes…the terrible and mighty BOREDOM. I am not a very patient person. I get bored most of the time. As much as possible, I like having something to keep my hands occupied. So every time I get bored, I do one of these things and I am not bored anymore. 12.) Engage in a staring contest. Level of satisfaction: Chill It is immature and childish, yes, and your opponent can be anybody who has a swollen ego who doesn’t want to lose to anybody. The game is simple. Lock eyes with someone and don’t blink, or if no one is looking at you, just stare at your quarry until they got uncomfortable under your gaze. 11.) Do Origami Level of satisfaction: Cool-ish The truth is that, I’m not good at paper folding. I can make a plane, but it won’t fly. I could make a boat and it would look crappy all the time. I could make decent Origami flowers but only I will appreciate them later. The only thing I am good at is folding the paper lengthwise and crosswise. But even though I am not good at it, I still do it. Why? I’m bored. 10.) Hunting for the One Level of satisfaction: Grawesome (Great + Awesome) Or in other words, Stalking, hunting for the one is a game my friends and I invented when we are still in grade three. We sit down on a public place and look for someone who has for example red hair. It was an innocent game, until my friends turned all girly and “kikay”, and it evolved to “Lookout for someone gwapo.” Do I still participate in that game? That is for me to know and for you to wonder. 9.) Mock fights Level of satisfaction: Awesome times two, times two, times two Mock fights are over-exaggerated and way too dramatic for my taste. But stil,l I do it. It kills time and we all end up irritated like a cat in a hot tub. The fights I’ve participated in we’re loud and crazy. The madder the fighting teams are the more dangerously funny it gets. When it gets to that stage, I would silently vanish into the backgrounds and will start betting on the team I like. 8.) Make lame jokes Level of Satisfaction: lalalala... Knock, knock! Who’s there? Dalandan! Dalandan who? DALANDAN bridge is falling down, falling down… Lame jokes are lame. Period. I make them because I am bored and I can use them later to annoy my friend, anyway. 7.) Sing a song Level of satisfaction: LIKE A PRO Regardless of what other people think, I know I have a wonderful singing voice. They are just jealous because they can’t sing like me. Bitter people everywhere…lalalalala I’m singing a happy song! I like

music. I can’t live without it! I like songs from Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Paramore, Justin Timberlake, and even one of those K-pop groups 2pm (or is it 3pm?). I don’t care if you guys think my voice is not “good” I feel happy when I sing. So if you don’t wanna hear me sing, Shut. Your. Ears. 6.) Annoying others Level of satisfaction: Overkill Annoying others are funny, time consuming and even dangerous. My best mate says that I have a penchant for this thing and I believe her. You should too. You can consider yourself a good annoyance if the person you are annoying started annoying you back. 5.) Pranking others Level of satisfaction: Awesome Pranking and annoying is almost the same, except that pranking needs more physical work, tons of effort and precision to make a perfect execution. One prank I remember doing is the toothpaste Oreo. It is simple, buy Oreo cookies and white toothpaste. Take an Oreo apart and replace the white cream with the toothpaste. Clear away any evidences that someone might use against you and leave the Oreo for some unsuspecting victims. 4.) Drawing or doodling Level of satisfaction: cooler Ordinary doodle/drawing is fun. Drawing and doodling in OTHERS notebook is awesome… The look on their faces once they saw what you’ve vandalized on their notebooks is priceless. This is an easy task. And it cures boredom. 3.) Reading Level of satisfaction: Good enough Reading is like watching a movie. The only difference is, you have to provide your own cast, create the necessary sound effects, and BOOM! You have your portable 3D movie collection everywhere you go. You can even act out the scene according to your preference (Just don’t let anyone see you.) or use quotes from the books to annoy others. 2.) Eat foods Level of satisfaction: Like a Progreat-Awesome BOOM! Food. Who can resist food? It is glorious and very satisfying. I eat a lot and that’s why I am so fat right now, but I still consider myself hot and sexy and as cool as a cucumber. I like chocolates and green Piatos and milk. Beware people, when I eat this three stuff, I. DON’T. SHARE. 1.) Sleep Level of satisfaction: GODS The best thing to do when you are bored is to sleep. Lay down, close your eyes and go to wonderland! I never get bored from sleeping. In my dreams I go flying with the unicorns over the rainbow and eating pepperoni pizza with piatos toppings and in there, it was raining cookies and cream Ice cream. Yum. I’m not claiming to be a pro at vanquishing boredom, but based from experience, this stuff can work pretty well, when you do it right! You don’t have to go far or spend gazillion pesos just to have fun. Just do your thing, keep cool and friggin awesome like me and FUN will come to you.

by Marichelle Mangugan

As Vocation Week started last September, another new face was introduced to the Louisian community. Fr. Romeo “Butch” Olivares is our new Assistant Chaplain, so let’s get to know him better and meet him personally as he shares his life. Back when Fr. Butch was a high school student, he read a book about Albert Schweitzer, a missionary priest in Africa. After reading the book, he was inspired to become a missionary. He was encouraged further by Fr. Sean Connaughton, their parish priest and an Irish missionary. Fr. Sean worked among the household helpers-maids, drivers, and gardeners. He got Fr. Butch involved in his missionary work and Fr. Butch saw the magnificence of helping and sharing your life with others. After being ordained as a priest, Fr. Butch worked as a chaplain and head of the High School Religion Department here at Saint Louis College (SLC) from 19741978. He said that the high school population before was small and estimated it to be only 650,so he was surprised after coming back and finding out that the institution have grown tremendously. The modernized buildings and increase in population made him excited of being able to work here again. Then he has been assigned to Nigeria, Africa for eight years and to Texas, USA for 18 years. As a missionary, he learned how to converse a little in Yoruba and Spanish. As a priest and as a missionary, his greatest aspiration was to devote more of his time with teen parishioners. He had decided to do it because of a retreat he attended where teenagers were so zealous about their desire to have a relationship with God. As a part of his aspiration, he is looking forward in sharing his past experiences with Louisians. He believes that as a Catholic Institution, we should develop a more intimate relationship with the Almighty. He said that with the help of other Campus Ministers, they would be more than happy to form students and communities to be alive in their faith, to share in the missions of the Church and to be involved in the work of evangelization. Now that you know how inspiring Fr. Butch can be, don’t hesitate to greet him with a smile or a “Hello” when you see him around the

campus. He may look serious, but he will surely smile back as a response.

FUNNY SIDE OF EXCUSEs “GAWAD! GAWAD KO SAYANG!” This line may seem familiar because of dramas of our classmates who are paranoid of having their Natatanging Mag-Aral for Discipline ( or simply Gawad) be removed. Maybe many say it is really a big drama. But the drama just started. Want to know what the REAL drama is? It’s when they go to the SAO and get slips. These people may not want to go to Ma’am Butala’s office to get admittance slips and excuse slips, because, maybe all of us might be afraid to receive a scream from Ma’am Butala, but guys, seriously, Ma’am Butala gets annoyed and at the same time, amused. Why? Because these people maybe makes her day because these are really the funny side of excuses. To all the students who think they’re part of this, sorry for putting you here, and thanks for making my day a one of a kind.

LATE

-The jeep’s engine stop ( So go to another jeep. Simple. ) -Dahil late po akong napauwi at natulog dahil sa trabaho ng nanay ko ( How sad… ) -Napasarap ang pagkain at late yung orasan ko ( I feel bad for you ) -Maam 1 hour po kaming naghintay ng trike walang dumaan ( Are there no jeeps?) -May traffic sa gate ( So, gates also have traffics. Amusing.) -Heavy traffic but I woke up early ( Keep safe kid 101 ) -Feching my homework ( Diba yun yung kapag mag sneeze ka? FECHING! Laugh please. ) -The jeepney was destroy and it take a lot of time before it fixed ( Don’t you have time to ride another jeep?; destroyed) -Trapic ( Traffic * ) -My mother cooked late ( Guess your mom’s a little late )

-I have forgot my allowance ( How unlucky ) -No excuse. Too long to explain in writing ( OMG Juan Tamad is this you :( ) -There was no water for me to shower ( So how did you manage yourself in going to school? ) -I poop ( Guess your poop can’t wait ) -I walk up late ( woke* ) -There was nagbanggaan near Sea and Sky ( Too bad Conyo Kid ) -We go home because my gala uniform is cloth ( Why cloth? ) -We waited for Gasul ( I guess Gasul arrived late ) -Hard to get arrived ( WHAT? ) -The jeep waits pasahero ( The Conyo Kid ) -It just isn’t my day ( So when’s your day? Hehe )

ABSENT

-Misinformation ( This sounds wrong ) -Fever and cough and admition in Lorma hospital ( admission* ) -Because I have head each ( What’s an each? ) -Me is not feeling well ( *I’m ) -Because I not feeling well a couse stomach ache & vonitteng (The Spelling and Grammar Nazi won’t be happy.) -My neck is sick. ( *My neck is painful. HAHAHA ) -I have a seck ( What’s a seck? ) -I have skin deceases ( Diseases* ) -Astmah ( What’s an Astmah? ) -Burol of my grandfather at Pangasinan (Condolence Conyo Kid) -Leg cramps/ Leg pain & pilay ( The conyo kid’s brother ) -Unfeeling well ( I’m not crazy, I’m just a little UNFEELING WELL. ) -Stomache ( Spell Check. ;) ) -My bad ached ( I’m so sorry for your bad :) ) -Red Rashes and Headache ( Was there a time where rashes weren’t red? :) ) -Disminoria ( Girls, get ready for a new menstruation-related problem ) -Pnemonia ( OMG Pnemonia is scary ) -Due to fever and caugf ( How severe is a caugf? *cough )

INCOMPLETE UNIFORM/ IMPROPER HAIRCUT

-I don’t have white ( White what? ) -My haircut is tream ( How is a tream done? :) ) -My slocks is not yet sew ( Aww your slocks. How sad :) ) -Ayaw ng mama ko na bigyan ako ng pera

( #PogiProblems ) -Too busy reviewing ( Studying Level : AHBDSDFGHFKKJLJLAFBUFS ) -I am not wash immediately my clothes ( Grammar please ) -Forgot to go to the barber shop because I’m busy doing my hw ( How long is that homework? :) ) -We are hurrying going to school ( We are hurrying in going to school* ) -Asmathic ( LOL Asthma* ) -I can forgot my ID ( Oh I See you can forget it then ) -Because my rubber shoes is destroy ( destroyed* ) -Sorry maam for not cutting my hair because I forgot to cut my hair ( Repentance 101 ) -Because I am cleaning my house ( You got a chance to clean but not to cut your hair?) -Forgotten to were ( *wear ) -Namatay lolo ko bawal daw magpagupit ( Superstitions 101 ) -I forgot my D ( What is that D? Hihi ) -No sock left (So what did you use in going to school then?) -Because the barber miscalculated my haircut ( Miscalculated? BIG WORD :) ) -I was too excited to go to school ( How does that affect your wearing of ID? ) -Miss Placed ( HAHAHAHA ) -Stomack Ache ( Stomack? Hihi ) -I forgot to ware my ID when I leave (*WEAR)


AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. H I E L D

STOUT EARTED NTELLIGENT DUCATIONAL EARNERS & EVELOPERS

Ms. Jean Datuin

Ms. Jean Datuin is a new teacher in this school and she teaches Filipino and Araling Panlipunan. She believes that you have to “Try and try until you succeed.” She likes this motto because it motivates her to do more. Her first impression upon seeing our school is it emanates quality education and seems to have the all-in-one mixture. When asked about her impressions on the students, she said: “Students here are intelligent, educated and has outstanding moral values. She also adds that, people here are also very approachable and humble. She compares herself to a pencil because she wants to write down her own fate. She fancies having the ability to control it and use the eraser to undo her mistakes and flaws in life. She imagines that the students and the staff would be very cooperative with her and she also expects unity among Louisians. Her hobbies are watching k-dramas and have a deep admiration for k-actor Jang Geun Suk.

Ms. Gabriela Fernandez

Ms. Leanna Tapangco This school year, let us say HELLO to the new agent proclaiming God’s good news and instrument in preaching good values. Ms. Leanna Tapangco – a fresh graduate from our very own SLC is now serving as a CLE teacher. As an educator, Ms. Tapangco is the human image of a seed. She represents new beginnings. With her little hands she can make a change to make each of us believe and trust God all the time. “Happiness depends on what you give, not on what you get,” she said in our interview, and so, she made me believe that sharing things that you have is the easiest way to attain the state of total bliss. She is an approachable and a hard working woman. Even though she is not perfect in many things, believe me when I say that many things are not perfect without her.For me, she is one of the evidences that a teacher is not just an ordinary person, but also someone who can touch us, students, not only in our intellectual capability but also in our hearts, as we continue living the unpredictable reality for the rest of our lives.

“All things are possible with God”. Ms. Fernandez stands by this saying, showing how close her heart is to the Lord. Ms. Gabriela is one of the fresh faces you will see in SLC this school year. She is vibrant, vivacious and a very kind person. She is the sort of person who has the patience of martyr. If she would compare herself to something, she said it would be a diamond. Why? Because she shines like a diamond! When ask about her first impression on SLC she said, it is a place where they provide quality education. To the students, she said they radiate intelligence and show responsibility. The staff, she claims them to be very accommodating and supportive. Her hobbies are surfing the internet and playing musical instruments.

Mr. Clint Valenton Mr. Mark Jordan Julaton Mr. Andrew Lucero Approachable? Check. Friendly? Check. Hardworking? Check. The fact that he is helping students by sharing his knowledge inspires him to become a more patient and diligent teacher to his students. Who is he? He is Mr. Clint Valenton. Aside from teaching, Sir confesses that in his spare time, he likes to cook and do some gardening. When he first set eyes on SLC he said he felt that this school gives quality education and that the students are cooperative and smart. The staff is friendly and approachable. Mr. Valenton, the new MAPEH teacher, is now settled in comfortably with us. If you want some tips to better understand your MAPEH subjects, you know where to find him.

Introducing a new member of the Louisian family, Mr. Mark Julaton! He is a new MAPEH teacher, volleyball coach, dance troupe adviser and the “father” of II-St. Matthew. This talented teacher dreams to change the lives of the youth and has the confidence to express himself to a lot of people. He is a funny person who loves experimenting on food and singing no matter what mood he’s into. He had a lot of expectations /impressions from his students. He says that the students are smart and a little bit naughty at times. He also says that his co-teachers are helpful, accommodating and kind. He compares himself to a wheel. Just like a wheel, sometimes you are up and sometimes you are down. He said that life isn’t about finding yourself, life is about creating you and that is what motivates him in life.

He said, “Never quit”. And Mr. Andrew Lucero never did. Seeing SLC for the first time made him feel like he was entering a new world. He was filled with different emotions, but he never stepped back because he was comforted by the fact that Filipinos are known for their hospitality. Sir Andrew is someone who likes to travel, play sports, and eat. He can be strict at times, but rest assured that he is also very understanding and a “big softie” in the inside. He never forgets his duties to guide, help, and be a second father to his students. Now, he is at home in SLC, teaching Science and being the good man that he is.

Ms. Lorna Cammille Mina Ms. Lynbelle Chan Ms. Akreta Murao

Look out! There’s a new girl on the block! Do you know who that girl iswho walks through the hallways with a confident gay and friendly smile painted on her face? That girl is no other than, Ms. Lorna Cammille Mina, the new English teacher of SLC. She hopes that through her service at SLC, she will be able to develop and nurture her skills and capabilities to inspire others to be the best they can be. In her free time, she likes to read novels, write poems and play table tennis. Kind and generous were the words used by student when they are asked to describe her. She believes that she isn’t born to be a teacher; she is made to be one. If you see a woman walking by and she smiled sweetly at you— watch out! It might be Ms. Mina passing by.

Ms. Akreta Murao is not always what she is now. Once she was a call center

One of the newest faces in SLCHS is the lovely Ms. Lynbelle Chan, an English Teacher. She describes herself as a book, because her students look to her for information, ideas and knowledge that are important for their education. She pursued the art of teaching for she wants to dedicate her service in enhancing or developing minds of the students. When asked about First impressions: “I thought the students were naughty, at first.” She replies. “And the staff were very supportive.” What she first noticed when entering SLC was the school’s vast training ground. Being new in the school, she is expecting the Louisian family to be her second family. During her spare time, Ma’am Lynbelle loves to watch shows and movies and also to read. Her words to live by? “Not all that glitters is gold.” But Ms. Lynbelle Chan— yes, you can say it— is 100% golden.

agent, a clerk and now as a teacher. Becoming a teacher is not what she expected to do, but as she always say “Just go and take the risk”. Teaching is a risk for her to take, but this risk gave her things that she didn’t see coming. It gave her unending support from her co-teachers and heads, It gave her the chance to impart her knowledge to her students, It gave her the freedom to let other people see her talents and efforts and of course it gave her the answers she was looking for. Teaching made her realized that she is like a rock, not just hard but strong. It gave her the definition of what reality is and for her…“To live without risk is a risk not living”. She is very eager to show who she really is as a person because she finally found a perfect place where she cannot just teach but also can learn. Ms. Akreta was once lost yet found.

Ms. Bernadette Silapan Ms. Jemmy Lou Navalta Ms. Chinky Dogwe

Ms. Bernadette Silapan is a competitive woman, a mother of two girls and an avid teacher. Being a teacher is not her dream. In fact, teaching is just her second choice, but she claimed that it is God’s call. This is her self-motivation. It is her first year as a school teacher and being an SLC graduate, she chose this institution over other schools. The core values- Christ-centeredness of this learning institution, the discipline of the students and the friendly-loving-care of all the teaching and administration staff inspired her. Like others, she also loves playing candy crush if she has time. Aside from that she also loves reading books and considers herself as one. Because like books, she also gives knowledge and widens others imagination. She considers herself as a silent type of person and often experienced moodswings, but her optimistic-nature makes up for that.

The giggly and bashful Ms. Navalta greeted me with a smile as I approached for an interview, a request that she immediately agreed to. As time passed by, I found out that she has a jolly personality and a good sense of humor. She compares herself to a flower, and when I asked why, she answered: “I am beautiful.” But don’t mess with this DMMSUNLUC Alumna because she said that a flower may also have thorns. She is a hardworking mother and she is one who “aims high and hit the mark”. All in all, she is another golden addition to our Louisian family.

Ms. Chinky Dogwe sees herself as a butterfly. And we, the students are the caterpillars. She, the butterfly, will teach us how to fly and we are willing to learn and work hard. She is our friend, our mother and most of all— our teacher. It is her greatest achievement. She is now shaping lives and making differences. This pretty butterfly expects that students should realize that education is the most important treasure they have and that they should apply in their lives the things that they have learned. When she started teaching here in SLC, she was amazed by the modern technologies that helps a teacher teach efficiently and for the students to enjoy learning better. The staff is very supportive, helpful and very accommodating, according to Ms Dogwe. She describes herself as a very curious person and she also loves to read books about other peoples’ lives. She is very adventurous and she likes to travel. She believes that living a simple life brings happiness. And she found that happiness here in SLC as a fulltime teacher.


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Genesis

play review

by Camille Maala

Photo by Ciara Manhit Source: Ateneo Blue Repertory

The first act ended with an old Eve, trying to communicate to father, asking him to tell her what happened to Cain. Father relents and tells her that Cain is alive and happy. He also informs her that it is time to “sleep”. Eve took that as a sign that she is about to die, so she gathers Seth, her third son, and his wives and children around her to say goodbye. The second act was about Noah, a descendant of Seth. He lives with his family in a place where sin was dominant. He was asked by Father to make an ark. An ark that would save their lives when Father let the heavens open and torrential rain would fill the earth. He had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth. Ham and Shem both had wives from the Tribe of Seth. Japheth on the other hand remained single, refusing every bride his father present to him, until Noah gave up and decided to just choose whoever he chooses. That plan seems fine, until Japheth announced that the wife he chooses is Yonah, the servant girl. Although she is pleasant and kind-hearted, she bears the mark of Cain. That is her only flaw. It is Father’s orders that no one who bears the mark of Cain is to be allowed to board the ark. But Japheth does not care. He hides Yonah in the Ark. The rain has started and it keeps on pouring down until the whole earth is submerged in water. Days passed by and the rain hadn’t stopped yet. Food runs low and they begin to starve. One of Japheth’s brothers found Yonah and prepares to throw her overboard, but Japheth stops him, threatening that whatever they do to Yonah they do it to him as well. Noah asked for advice from Father, but he receives no answer. His wife decides that if Father does not talk to them anymore and their little family is all that is left to the world, then he must be the father now. After more thinking and deliberating, Noah finally decided that he would accept Yonah in their family, whether Father approves or not. He held the wedding ceremony of Japheth and Yonah in the ark. In that exact moment, the dove (the one which Yonah freed earlier with instruction to look for any sign that the flood has abated) returned with leaf from an olive tree. The stars once again have also begun to shine again in the skies. Finally they are able to come out of the ark to land again. They parted ways. Noah and his wife decided to stay in the ark, Shem and his wife went east,and Ham and his wife went south. Meanwhile, Japheth and Yonah decided that they will go east, west, north and south. They decided to travel until they have found their true home: Eden. This play made me laugh. It made me cry. It made me not want to blink for fear that I might miss some scenes. It reminded how hard it is for a parent to part with his child. It reminded me of how great are the powers of God and how severe he could be when he wants to. But most of all it reminded me just how much God loves us all.

L U K I PAT

movie review

by Kriselle Tubera and Kryssanthi Carreon

“Sa pangarap, walang mataas o mababa..kapag gusto mo talaga pipilitin mong abutin.” Joel Lamangan Jr., a multi awarded director presented another didactic film entitled Patikul. Recently, the film was watched by the high school department and it received good feedbacks. Patikul is a film basically about the education crisis felt by the Muslim students in Patikul, Sulu and the illiteracy of their parents. Michael Balmes (Marvin Agustin) is the principal of Kan-Ague, the only elementary school in the place. Hardworking and passionate as he is, he couldn’t leave the school despite the fact that there was long-standing conflict between the military forces and the rebel group Abu Sayaff. Michael would later be beheaded. Such harsh and unexpected incident led to the further development of the movie. The Kan-Ague elementary school was then closed and the students were hindered from learning. Fahad’s father then realized how education is so important that he wanted Fahad to continue his education. Together with the other parents, including Aleli’s mother, they

Combined Oyster (Ostreidae) Shells and Chicken (Gallicus domesticus) Eggshells as Additives of Hollow Blocks by Geraldine Grace Hoggang and Beatrice Marie Medriano

A Display of Atenean Prowess

The weather was hot and the show was delayed. Outside the Rizal mini theatre, grumbling and trying to keep cool, we waited. Finally, after quite some time, we were allowed to go inside. We settled down to our seats and relaxed. After a few moments, the first act of the play began. It started with a big BANG! It was a bang that immediately caught my attention and held it captive throughout the show. Let me give you a background of the show. It was called Genesis, a newbie production of Ateneo Blue Repertory. It is a two-act musical play, based on “Children of Eden” by Stephen Schwartz who based it on the book by John Caird. Act I tells the story of Adam and Eve, Cain, and Abel, and Act II deals with Noah and the Flood. The first act opens with the story of creation. It tells how Father (Juancho Escoto) created the universe and the creature he called his “children” Adam (Jason Liwag) and Eve (Dana Siangho). Eve asked about the tree on top of a hill whose fruits a glimmering. Later, it is known that the tree is the “Tree of Knowledge.” Father warns her to stay away from the tree, but still she remained entranced by it. Father, wanting to get Eve’s attention away from the tree, played a game with them called, “The Naming”, where they gave the animals names. Eve, still curious about the tree, went near it one day, where she discovers that it glows once she got near it. She told Adam about it too, but he dismissed it and went back to putting the insect into alphabetical order. It is then that the Snake came out from hiding and seduces Eve into eating one of the Forbidden fruit. Father learns of her disobedience and banished her from Eden, promising Adam another wife. But here is the twist: Adam refuses and takes a bite of the fruit as well. Hurt by his children’s choice, Father banished both of them from Eden to live in the place called “Wasteland” and destroys everything, until nothing was left... except for the charred remains of the Tree of Knowledge. Adam and Eve lived in a wasteland and had two kids: Cain and Abel. They sent up burnt offerings to Father, hoping that it will appease his anger at them and take all of them back to Eden. But time passed and their children have grown, Father still shows no sign of them getting back to the garden. One day, Father showed himself to Cain and Abel. He and Cain had a little disagreement and causing Cain to run-away. When Cain returned, he tells them how far he went out and what he found while in there. He drags them out to the place where they see a ring of stones. Cain believes that it is a sign that they are not alone. He wants to find the other people but Adam forbids him, telling him that they do not know if Father made these people and that it might offend him if they try to befriend them. An argument broke out and a fight between father and son ensues. In the midst of the scuffle, blinded by anger and resentment, Cain accidentally killed his brother, Abel. Driven by guilt, he runs away again and this time, never came back. Father finds him though, and cursed him. Father also cursed his bloodline and put a mark on him.

Investigatory Project Report:

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volunteered to escort the teachers from their houses to the school. Fahad and Alelie are two students whom Balmes chose to represent their elementary school in a Quiz Bee. He was also their personal trainer and that’s why the kids were so close to him.There was also another character that has a significant role in the story –Kahled. He then dropped due to his father’s wishes and soon joined the rebels. However, he later died during an encounter. Truth be told, indie films do not really appeal to me before but when we watched Patikul, I got interested with the film and mind you, I actually got teary-eyed. As you watch the film, you will soon realize how lucky you are that you can go to school without fear of being shot. Throughout the film, there were many challenges that the residents of Kan-Ague face. But they never gave up. They continued to dream. They never stopped believing. This should be an example to all of us. No matter how big our dream is, we should achieve it. Our thoughts, words and actions should be geared towards our ultimate goal. To sum it up, this film is very exciting and you can learn so many things from it!

''Sa pangarap, walang mataas o mababa.. kapag gusto mo talaga pipilitin mong abutin."

An investigatory project report of Seniors from Saint Louis College High School was approved during the 2013 Science Congress with the title “Combined Oyster (Ostreidae) Shells and Chicken (Gallicus domesticus) Eggshells as Additives of Hollow Blocks”. The proponents of the research are Erwin Eligio, Melosino Respicio III, John Sanglay, Kassandra Bautista and Lovely Nisperos. OBJECTIVES This study aims to determine if the Oyster shells and Chicken eggshells can be additive of hollow blocks. SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY This study will help the government and the Oyster shells and Chicken growers to reduce waste materials. It will minimize the cost of construction and can provide a livelihood project for all consumers. INGREDIENTS Two (2) containers = used as a container of the powdered Oyster shells and Eggshells. Two (2) mortar and pestle = used in pounding the Oyster shells and Eggshells. One (1) pail = used as container of the water used when mixing One (1) shovel = used to mix the mixtures One (1) hollow block molder = used to mold the hollow blocks

METHODOLOGY 1.) Pound the dried Oyster shells and Chicken eggshells using the mortar and pestle. After that, put the powdered Oyster shell and Chicken eggshell in a container. 2.) Make a mixture of cement, sand, gravel, water. Then put the powdered Oyster shell and Chicken eggshell evenly. Mix it well. 3.) Put the mixture in a hollow block molder then let it mold. Photo Courtesy of Google

4.) After the mixture has been molded, let the hollow block dry. To make it stronger, sprinkle water every day. RESULTS Table 1: Comprehensive Strength Test Report on the Comprehensive Strength of the Hollow Blocks

The table shows the compressive strength test report of the three treatments of hollow blocks. The greater the compressive strength, the stronger it is. Having similar dimensions, Treatment 1 has a compressive strength of 800 psi. It further implies that Treatment 1 is the best among the three treatments because it is considered to be the strongest. CONCLUSION It has been observed and statistically analyzed that ground oyster shells and chicken eggshells can be used as an additive in making hollow blocks. The more the powdered oyster shells and chicken eggshells, the stronger the hollow block. All Treatments showed features that would qualify them to be such. RECOMMENDATION The researchers of the study recommend that further studies be made on the comparison of the combined oyster shell and chicken eggshell hollow block with the commercial hollow blocks. Future researchers should conduct again this study not only on strength alone for improvement and better outcome of this study.

Filipino scientist bags awards for new discovery by Geraldine Grace Hoggang

A “lucky mistake” won a Filipino scientist the 2013 People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Consumer Product and a bronze Stevie Award at the 11th American Business Awards in San Francisco last Sept. 16. Filipino research geneticist, Alfredo Galvez, revealed that the plant peptide he discovered was just an accidental by-product from the work he conducted in a gene cloning laboratory at the University of California in Berkeley in

1996. He named this accidental by-product as Lunasin which is a Filipino term meaning “to heal”. Lunasin was found out to be effective in disrupting cancer cell division and preventing tumor formation. He used Lunasin to make LunaRich X, which he developed together with Reliv International, a manufacturer of patented nutritional supplements. This was the product that won him awards. Galvez was recognized

by President Aquino as one of the most outstanding Filipino-Americans in the Philippine Development Foundation awards last 2010. Galvez was born and raised in San Fernando, La Union. He studied at the University of the Philippines-Los Baños where he finished both his BS in Plant Physiology and Genetics and MS in Genetics and Plant Breeding. He finished his PhD in Plant Physiology and Genetics at the University of California.


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D’ Great Rovers exhibit Science planetarium by Geraldine Grace Hoggang and Beatrice Marie Medriano

LITERARY13 Logic of Love by Jeje

The logic of love??? Really? Is love…logical? I certainly believe it is not. Why, you ask. Well, it’s simply because love is unexplainable by the concepts of science and math. You see, people think that love is something that is like…uhm…money. For example. You have a ten peso coin and you buy a five peso candy, how much is left? Duh! Five pesos. But love is nothing like that. Love is not explained by ancient mathematical concepts. It doesn’t mean that when I love him 100%, my remaining love for you is 0%. No. It doesn’t mean that when I have many friends, my love for each of them is just about one percent. No!!! It doesn’t work that way. Love is not defined by numbers. I believe that when you love, you should love 100%. No matter how many people you love, love each of them, including yourself, with 100%. I did say that love is not logical. But that does not

mean that love is illogical. No… I don’t even know what love is… It’s something you do not ‘know’. It’s something unexplainable. It’s too beautiful to be written in words…too beautiful to be explained. No. Love is something we ‘feel’. It’s something we only understand through our own experience. Many people are afraid to love. Because they think that when they love, the will go crazy and be stupid. But that is just part of life – being insane…being sad…being hurt…being contented…being happy. We need to accept it. That is life. That is love. And remember, when you love, give it your all. Because that is the real meaning of loving – giving your heart…giving your all… and don’t worry if you don’t understand it. Don’t worry if you can’t explain it. You don’t

L"love is not explained by ancient mathematical concepts"".

A Love Story

...Keeps You...

Tear… keeps you strong

HapPiness...

D’ Great Rovers, a Science organization, showcased their relics and mobile planetarium to Louisians last September to celebrate Sci-Math month. The group brought their

exhibit at school to show the different kinds of rocks and fossils they have collected. Rocks like Rose quartz, meteorites, Carmelite and Granite were on their list and a dinosaur’s egg, mammoth’s fossil and tooth of a Megalodon

were featured. There was also a mini-lecture afterwards to let the students ask questions about astronomy. They presented their dome called “The Mobile Planetarium” where students were shown the virtual night sky, constellations of the stars and planets and were taught about the connections of Science to the different Zodiac signs. Afterwards, they let the students watch 30-minute video clip to get to know more about the

STARBOOKS. The librarian demonstrates DOST’s ebook system to St. Teresa of Avila students. Photo by Ms. Gloria Sison

different planets. The students had the chance to experience actual viewing of the sun through the telescope and lastly, the team demonstrated how to make a star using papers, which aims to show the creativity and imagination of students as they make their star papers. D’ Great Rovers aims to broaden the knowledge of the students in Science, specifically in the field of Astronomy.

keeps you sweet

Sorrow... keeps you human

by Sandaan

N E K BRO

by CENTIN

I loved and gave everything then I got hurt and cried not because I loved But that’s because you didn't love me back

Success...

Photos by Stephanie Dawn Buted and Aster Joshua Mostrales

Seniors visit DOST library by Marichelle Faye Mangugan

As a preparation for their Investigatory Project Report (IPR), fourth year science-high students visited the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Regional Office No. 1 library last November 11-13. Seniors were welcomed by Ms. Noelyn Go, the DOST librarian. She introduced how to use Starbooks, an e-book publication that includes almost all DOST approved researches. IPR of winners from the regional contests held by DOST annually were also available at the library. The visit gave the students an opportunity to look into cred-

ible sources of information about scientific research. Aside from the researching, seniors have also known about the free DOST booklets regarding different livelihood projects like agricultural production, developmental studies on food technology, animal raising, and other home management development The DOST library is located inside Don Mariano Marcos State University Mid La Union Campus (DMMMSUMLUC) and opens at 8:00 in the morning and closes at 5:00 pm and is open for all.

I loved and gave everything then I got hurt and cried But it’s okay, I’m fine

keeps you eager

Failure... keeps you humble

Love…

keeps you going

Once, there was a young man And his given name was Character He was really good and really nice And yet, he could’ve been better You see, Character was someone Who was very good, it’s true But he never listens to his own desire He obeys what others want him to do Even if he had good values He continued wondering why Why he couldn’t reach success No matter how hard he try

I loved and gave everything then I got hurt That’s just how it is

And then there was a lady Who was called by the name Passion And somewhere deep inside her She also had the question

I loved and gave everything That’s how I love

She was someone who always did And gave her very best She truly loved what she’s doing But she never reached success

smile A.V.G. The smile on your face I loved… And that’s enough

by Clark Ramirez

you, by HONEY Behind those beautiful eyes beyond that smile so nice I see someone whom I will love forever.

takes me up to the sky and brings me down six feet

by Geraldine Grace Hoggang A long, long time ago There was a story they say A story about love and fulfillment I beg you to sit and stay

Her emotions were so powerful She thought desire was enough She has forsaken her good values That’s why the road she took became rough But fate made a decision To make the path of the two meet And when they saw each other They smiled and their heart did beat The two somehow fell for each other Like what you can read in a book They became one and then together The road of life, they took And when they got married They’re together when they laugh or mourn And their life was finally completed That’s when Career was born And so my dearest reader For you, I make this clear A love story is happening within you Let your Character and Passion meet They’ll show you a Career


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BEST. Jansennites thwarted Louisians in the Passerelle tournament. Photo by BEST CENTER PANGASINAN

RED HOT. The game takes heat as Mr. Darwin Domiquel receives the ball. Photo by Aster Joshua Mostrales

Louisians fall short of Jansennites POWERFUL. Pacman lands a devastating right hook to Rios. Photo by Nicky Loh Source: BleacherReport

Red team dominates blue team, 3-1

by Alex Alcaide and Winona Danielle Oril Saint Louis College High school grounds- Red team left blue team in awe as they came back from a bad start with the volleyball. Ending the series at 3-1 last July 15 2013. As the set started, Blue team scored first as the player’s showed their arsenal of moves. There has been a long exchange of passes between the two contenders until

Blue team’s Mr. Rodolfo Abat unanswered consecutive services by the red team, yielding to 13-10 in favor of the red team. Trying to make a comeback, blue team put in all their effort to turn the tide, forcing the red team to turn the ball out of bounds several times. Red team’s Mr. Arnel Patacsil still managed to land in a couple of spikes but blue team still takes the set, 25- 20.

Third set, the blue team Second set, still on fire, was still having a lot of miscom-

notan, and Balaoan in the north and Agoo, Bauang, and Pagdalacontinued from page 1 gan Sur in the south. In addition, The system contiuses four gates – one for students’ entrance, one for mini-buses going to Baguio and employees’ entrance, one for stu- Pangasinan are also included in dents’ exit and one for employees’ the terminal. According to Mr. Ramon exit. Peralta, City Planning and DevelCanteen After the demolition of opment Officer, these infrastructhe old two-storey canteen, a new ture projects would also increase one-storey canteen that serves all the tourism, trade, and business of students, parents and employees the city in connection to their viwas constructed beside the el- sion to become the Premier Capiementary building. tal City of Ilocandia. He also men The food stalls from the tioned that the South terminal will old canteen were also the same occupy a three-hectare lot in the with the food stalls from the old old Philippines National Railroad canteen. Meanwhile, the new can- station that would serve as Southteen has been receiving positive bound PUV’s loading and unloadcomments for it offers the view ing area however, the project is of the fishpond at the back of the experiencing a slight difficulty due to the varying opinions of affected school. residents on both sides of the for2 Transport Terminals... mer railroad, but majority also continued from page 1 The terminals are going to said that they would earn more be with a Pasalubong Center that with the presence of this terminal. would cater all Public Utility VeYFC illuminates in RYC hicles in the city and it would also continued from page 2 contain foods, accessory products and other local products of the Provincial Youth Conference Previously in the Procity. The project will serve as the loading and unloading area for vincial Youth Conference, for the utility jeepneys and tricycles that third time, Louisians emerged as travel from Lingsat, Baraoas, Sa- victors as they brought home the gayad, Pagdalagan, San Juan, Bac- Over-All Champion trophy of the

SLCHS introduces twist

blue team lands in 4 consecutive points. Red team, carried by Mr. Patacsil rallies as they tied the score at 6. Blue team, with its fire extinguished, cannot catch up relying only on some of Mr. Arisse Ormita’s spikes and a couple of out of bounds spikes of Mr. Patacsil. Red team finally ends the set earning an important set, 17-25

Youth for Christ's 4th Provincial Youth Conference last July 27-28, 2013 at Bangar, La Union with the theme, "Follow Christ". The participants joined and won almost all the competitions in the said event. For the creative events, SLC participants for Photography represented by Stephanie Dawn Buted, and for Individual Dance represented by Kenwee Coachwell Chong topped the said events. On the other hand, the participants landed second place in the Band Competition led by Pierre Tadros Jose Corpuz. Likewise the participants garnered second place in the Showchoir Competition led by Maurine Nicolai Ramos. The participants also joined the Set Dance competition led by Lance Israel Acosta. Meanwhile in the sports events, SLC participants champed the Men’s Basketball Junior Division Competition led by Gerome Gift Butala, Women’s Volleyball Junior Division led by Paula Abata, Women’s Badminton Singles represented by Jaydee Andrea Bravo, Men’s Badminton Singles represented by John Areo Marzo, and The Mixed Doubles Badminton Competition represented by John Areo Marzo and Jaydee Andrea

munication problems inside the field giving red team the lead, 4-3. Mr. Patacsil aggressively answers a vulnerable served by blue team’s Mr. Al Gerald Barde, 13-7 still in red teams favor. Suddenly an opening appeared for the blue team as the red team started committing violations, finally blue team catches up, 16 all. A long exchange of attacks was seen in the two teams, red team finishes the set at 25-27.

The game was intense for the blue team is in the ropes. They still tried to make good plays as Mr. Ormita tried to lead his lowmoraled team. But the effort of one isn’t enough; blue team finally gives in, 13-25.

Bravo. With the awards the participants had received, they emerged as the over-all champion. SLC took home the biggest delegation in the conference with a total of 210 participants. “It’s really hard to bring a huge number of participants in the conference and there are only 3 teachers and 20 chosen leaders who are in charge of their security and safety especially the students who haven’t experienced joining a conference like this. It’s really a huge sacrifice for us.” Ma’am Butala said. “We brought the students in the conference to show them how it means to be a part of the Youth for Christ. And after the conference, some students who joined the PYC asked me when will be the Regional Youth Conference which means, they really learned a lesson during the weekend they spent for the conference. And that’s a smile for us.” This is the first time SLC had the biggest delegation to join the event. The winners of the different contests are going to represent the province of La Union in the Regional Youth Conference on October 19 – 20, 2013 and it will be held here in La Union. The RYC will be a gathering of YFC from different

provinces from Northwestern Luzon which is composed of: La Union, Pangasinan, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, Abra, and Baguio-Benguet.

A friendly game it is as good sportsmanship was displayed after the game. This game serves as an example of how the students should behave and play in their

4th Year RH dominates... continued from page 3

This year, instead of campaigning to each classroom as a team, the candidates vying for the same position were the ones who campaigned together. This was because there were only a few students who ran for the different positions. In fact, in two positions namely Overall Chairman and Over-all Peace and Harmony Chairman, there was no need to campaign because the students had no competitors. “Pareho lang ‘yong mga platforms ng mga tumakbo at parang ginaya at pinagpatuloy lang nila ‘yong mga sinimulan ng mga opisyales ng CSC sa mga nagdaang taon,” according to an anonymous student. The Central student Council serves as the voice of the High School students to the administration and it stands as a guide to everyone to improve the condition of the school and the Louisians and to improve the quality of the institution. Everyone is hoping that all the officers of the CSC will deliver their best, will work beyond their capability and will fulfill their duties and responsibilities so as to protect the trust that was given to them when the Louisians voted for them.

Pacquiao vs. Rios: An analysis October 21, 2013 - People’s champ Philippines’ Manny Pacquiao will face America’s Brandon “Bam-Bam” Rios at the Macau Venetian Resort, Macau, China on November 23, 2013 and with Pacquaio at the falling edge of his peak and Rios on his first bout on the welterweight division, this will look like an exciting match to give my predictions on.

So first, we will look at each boxer’s fighting ability. Pacquaio has some kind of rhythm that will attack, attack, attack and

by Sean Pierce Parado

punches will virtually land anywhere in the ring and would send anybody to the ropes. Thing is, he hasn’t been in this ever since his fall Timothy Bradley and could be overplayed by Rios’ activity level. Rios isn’t afraid to take punches in order to get a shot off it and really is passionate about fighting however this is nothing compared to “old” Manny but could be advantageous if the Manny who got beat by Bradley shows up. Next up, Defense, Pacquaio believes in the common sports principle of “The best offense is the result of good defense”

and he has rarely given any kind of thinking time for his opponents to think about “next move” because they need to prioritize avoiding Manny’s attacks first. Rios, on the other hand believes that “the best defense is hitting before getting hit” and he could take punches just to get a better opportunity to land power shots. Brandon Rios may be confident and brave enough to face the tied-up once-in-a-century prodigy in Manny Pacquaio he still couldn’t match to him if Manny will make the right adjustments and add aggression to his fighting. It will be an easy win for Manny.

by Sean Pierce Parado

Feeling the pressure of Urdaneta Sports Cent- er - Time was just simply not DWAD’s full court defense, SLC couldn’t buy any easy bucket, enaon their side.

Staring at a 22-point deficit at the start of the final period, Saint Louis College (SLC) sparked a furious end-game rally before falling short of Divine Word Academy of Dagupan (DWAD), 47-49, August 30 here. The loss got the Louisians off the wrong foot in the Pangasinan Passarelle games, which they were playing in for the first time. With both teams showing gritty defense on their frontcourt, turnovers accumulated on both sides of the court before JV Apilado scored on two freebies to start the scoring. The Jansennites, however, are more adept with the ball and pushed on to a 13-11 lead at the end of the first. Buoyed partly by Apilado having entered foul trouble early in the game, DWAD capitalized heavily on SLC’s undersized lineup, uncorking an 8-2 salvo to start the second canto before ballooning their lead further with an 8-4 run and enter halftime holding on to a 29-17 lead. And then, more nightmare.

bling the Jansennites to pad their lead further to 41-24 entering crunchtime. And more. DWAD uncorked a 5-0 run to start the payoff period to burgeon their lead to 46-24. Then daylight. Waking up from their shooting slumber, the Louisians hit back-to-back treys courtesy of Carlos Nabua and Clint Teano. And then defense. Clamping down on the Jansennites’ shooters, the Louisians allowed just three DWAD points on the latter part of the final canto while raining down 23 points – almost half of their total – on the said period. But those points were enough for DWAD as SLC ran out of time to overhaul the deep hole they put themselves into. “[Our] Time wasn’t enough,” commented Teano, further adding that they need to revise their lineup to avoid another occurrence of the manhandling that they received during the second quarter.

Teenage Filipino skater earns Olympic berth

by Ivy Grace Espejo

For the first time, a Filipino figure skater secured a ticket to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia after finishing among the top in the qualifying championships.

 Michael Christian Martinez landed on 7th place in the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy championships

in Germany last September 28. The young Pinoy scored 194.08 points to best participants of the men’s skating category from countries such as Australia, Italy and the United Kingdom. The 16-year-old, who was born and raised in Muntinlupa, will break 22 years of Philippine

absence from the Winter Olympics. The last Filipino athlete to qualify for the Winter Olympics was skier Michael Teruel, who joined the 1992 games in Albert- PINOY ON ICE. Michael Martinez leaps for the Olympics. ville, France. Photo by Atsushi Tomura Source: Zimbio.com


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