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One Voice

The Official Student Publication of 2Adrian UST Commerce Volume I No. 1 AY: 2011-2012 | March 2012


Table of Contents 1 Editor’s Blog 2 A Sophomore

14 Sunset 16 Treasure Beneath Rubble and Earth

18 The Good Villain 19 Rica’s Mother

4 Love Match

5 Siomai ni Kuya Gie 20 Pagka’t Lalaki Ka 6 Literary Section

22 Alfredo

8 Esperanza

24 Liwanagan ang Ningning

10 Lola Isyang and the

26 Adrian’s Profile 36 Trivias and games

Old Caimito Tree 12 The Sorrow of Distances

37 Comics

One Voice The Official Student Publication of 2Adrian UST Commerce Editorial Board Editor-in-chief : Marian Paris Associate editor : Christine Joy Dacallos Literary editor : Felipe Polintan Jr. Prose editor : Frances Genica Lorenzo Entertainment editor : Jonalyn Domanog Managing editor : Jon Angelo Detaunan Layout Artist : Alianna Santos and Zia Gubatan Graphic Artist : Raymond San Pedro and Julia Ysabelle Orquiza

One Voice: Creating dissonance equipped with knowledge, Achieving dreams with power and prestige.


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Life, as usual within the confinement of this four-walled class, displays diversity as various ideas continually speak out and make some noise. Business students showcase what their life is after their four-hour class in Commerce. This literary journal, entitled “One Voice,” implies that we discover new things even beyond the walls of our academic life as we continue to learn through life’s experiences and that we use our God-given talents to prove, to build, and to reach our dreams through the power of pen writing. Individual differences and different ideas voicing out on what we know, believing that we are: the hope of the next generation.

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"In academics, the grade-conscious individuals are usually termed as "the CHOSEN ones." The chosen ones? They are those who prove that there is more to academics than just having to pore over thick books that seem to swallow every inch of one's insanity; class discussions which seem to make everyone itch for the bells to ring; or homeworks which appear to be designed to take away one's freedom of enjoying free time. They have the ability to prove that beyond academics lies the words "social life" which, although dormant during exams, quizzes, and other school activities, are still there nonetheless. They expose the collaboration of different skills in an output of a sophisticated and modern realism. These, the grade-conscious individuals are responsible for. So how do they keep this journal running? When it comes to giving life to stories through the works of amazing hands that seem to have paintbrush fingers and oil paint in their blood, our graphic artists never fail to impress. Never fail to impress? Definitely never! When Raymond San Pedro and Julia Orquiza do the teamwork! Do you see those smiles and candid perfect shots? Of the never-ending ironic moments in different angles caught in rapid, bionic clicks from the camera, the photographer makes all these possible. From seriousness to laughter caught in the act, you’ve got it! Zia Gubatan has it! The charm behind her bubbly face, she’s ready to take everything into action! Do dull moments bore you? Do plain pages make you want to sleep? When it comes to colorful, thematic layouts that seem to catch a person's eye, showing to him a glimpse either of modern reality or sophisticated classicism, no doubt the layout artist here is on the move. Alianna Santos brings the crime on being a world class layout designer. Are you feeling sad? Have you been one of the victims of the break-up season? Don’t be! Of bringing to life humorous ideas to make every reader die from laughter; literally keeping one from remembering his sorrows (because you die happy from laughing, which is a joke, by the way), the entertainment editor takes charge because with Jonalyn Domanog, laughter is the best medicine! Now that we’re here, we want to remain competitive. So sit back and relax! As I present to you more the people behind this journal. “Make sure everything goes well,” says Jon Angelo Detaunan. He would surely fit the job! Of keeping literary outputs from getting cluttered and keeping everything coordinated as it should be (since no one wants to read a journal which starts from page 18 and ends in page 1) and keeping the contents worthy of reaching the heart of the readers, the work of the managing director comes in. Now, do you have something to say? Since a lot of people love to give their unsolicited opinions to move the stillness of different situations, the prose editor Nica Lorenzo makes sure these opinions are welcomed (whether positively or negatively, for that matter). She may be small but terrible yet do not worry or think twice because she brought you pages of those people who also wanted to be heard. She’ll probably say, “Tell me and I’ll let you be heard.” Purely made of inspiration! As Felipe Polintan knocks your hearts with poems concerning the creative writing found behind whatever weird or important spurof-the-moment events caught by the wild and rhythmic melody of emotions, he, the literary editor, does in and sets the work. Are you thinking how did we catch up with those deadliest deadlines? In the midst of all the mind-boggling work and never-ending deadlines and the possibility of chaos disturbing the smooth flow of things, the associate editor and aspiring beauty queen Christine Joy Dacallos does her magic. And from the depths of all the chaos comes that one force which purposefully strangles each and everyone of those mentioned above to unity and turns to transform noises into sweet, rhythmic melodies and brings up one voice; I, therefore, present to you, yours truly, Marian Joy Paris your editor-in-chief."

Marian Joy Paris


A Sophomore By Christine Joy Dacallos

7th of June 2011. Room 414. 2-Adrian. I was in a complete uniform with a blue tiger-scratched bag, blanketed with a little of excitement, while entering the four-walled classroom to be. Same faces were seen, except for three. Hihellos came along. Laughter from different clusters were heard. Chit-chats that described how long we've been apart were picked up. "Another year to enjoy school with these people, another year to learn, and another year to cram," I told myself. Let's begin! New professors on the list! We always take heed and observe who these professors are. Are they funny to be with? The stern ones? Or just the wearisome ones? Let's try to remember! The one who kept on telling us that in Marketing World, we need to create value. Surely, Mr. So's the man. The man with great stories full of erudition, say hello to Mr. Fiedacan. The one who has the charisma in terms of talking over about those graphs and lines in the PPT presentation, we bow to you, Miss Valdez! The best researcher, Dr. De Castro. Let's cheer for Mrs. Magbata for being a good mentor and at the same time a disciplinarian. Indeed, she's a good Basic Finance professor. Though, only one passed the Preliminary exam. Who else? Mrs. Regacho, the one whom the class is afraid of, but then we all passed. Thanks to her! And why not give a hand for Atty. Dolosa for the jokes he crack every time he's on class? For the Accounting principles we have gained from him? These were just some people who, at some big point, have shared quality time with us. Though some are disliked in some time,, they will still remain as big influence in our hearts, I swear.

There were so many events that happened, fun that was shared, and stories that were told. Rio de Janeiro as our chosen festival for the Commerce Parade, one of the highlights this academic year, brought colors to the streets of UST and to everyone of us, 2-Adrian while we won the Best in Costume award. Beforehand, it really took us time and effort with the making of our costumes. Despite the fuss that it contributed, we, at least, could not believe reached our aim. Thanks, Miss President and block mates, for the full cooperation. Kudos to that! Next big event that happened was the Christmas Party where we always wear our Commerce shirts. That gives a lower cost in our part. On the other note, we're already grownups for this but that's not an exception. This was totally fun! Buffet on the table, photographs, games, gifts for some, great talks, merriments. Indeed, this was not a superfluous time for us. It's so nice to get back to these memories again and again. Following is the Velada Tomasina. We're back in History! Period costumes were worn. Kalesas, guardia civils were around! Spanish greetings were heard. I could see they really have enjoyed this time! Apparently, photographs are to be uploaded in Facebook again! Aside from all the happenings inside the room and the campus, it's irresistible to keep boundaries. I know some were savoring worthy time outside through different activities. Sports, computer games, personal joy and social gatherings, if they know what I mean. As 2-Adrian, we live life to the fullest. We're not just confined inside our fourwalled room with the air conditioning unit and the whiteboard, sitting comfortably and listening but actually not. Kidding aside. And of course, examinations will not be out of the topic in the minds of my block. Coverage, photocopies, test paper. All of these will always be a part of us. Though we sometimes fail in some parts, I know deep within us, we still hope to pass in the end. With determination, I know, we will. Good luck for the next battle, guys!


Though we came from various groups, we still have the time to bond with each other, especially when there are school activities and birthday surprises as well. We still manage to share time and fun together as 2-Adrian. While on class, laughter is indeed inevitable. The humor of this class simply shows how smart we are. Though there are uncertainties, solutions will always be present. Sometimes, we are blamed by our professors for some reasons or sometimes for no reasons at all, I guess. But in the end, we hold no grudge. Misunderstanding among us happens, but everything will fade by tomorrow or maybe earlier. Individual differences are observed and in some time, misinterpreted. But still, the connection along does not get broken. In a few days more, I am about to leave this room filled with voices equipped with knowledge. We are all about to leave. Another chapter which will throw away bunch of opportunity is coming ahead of us. Yet, we still do not know what major will be in favor of us. We have no idea who will remain as our block mates. But, despite all these, may we keep our memories together in and out of this room. May we not untie the bond we have made and may we delete the word "snob" from our vocabulary. Ciao!


MiTian

KirFer DaLynna

JeJo

KaDette


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iomai ni Kuya Gie By: Jolo Morales and Daniel Habalo

Assignments, Exams, Quizzes, Seatworks at iba pa. Ilan lang ito sa mga karaniwang pinagkaka-abalahan sa loob ng 4-walled classroom namin. Ngunit, di niyo lang alam may mas marami pa kaming ginagawa bukod sa mga nangyayari sa loob ng apat na sulok ng aming silid-aralan. Para sa amin hindi nagiging buo ang pagiging isang estudyante mo kung puro nalang akademiko ang pagkaka-abalahan mo. Kailangan din mag-relax, magsaya at siyempre ang KUMAIN! Maraming masasarap na kainan sa paligid ng UST. Ngunit para sa amin ang ultimate, magnificent, marvelous, extravagant na kainan na swak na swak sa budget at panlasa ng isang Tomasino ay ang "Siomai-yan" ni Kuya Gie. Pero alam nyo ba kung nasaan ito? Ito ang mga dapat gawin para mahanap ang nakatagongpwesto ni Kuya Gie: Buksan mo ang pintuan ng classroom, Baba ka ng hagdan, Lakad ka papuntang Dapitan, Magpabilad sa araw, Tumigil sa may gate sapagkat may heavy traffic, Hintayin ang signal ni Manong guard bago tumawid, Tumungo sa maliit na kalye ng Antonio at kapag may nakita kayong lalaking napaka-gwapo, matipuno at mabait, tiyak siya na ang hinahanap mo. Masarap at mura lang ang siomai ni Kuya Gie. Sa presyong 12Php para sa isang order, makakabili ka na ng tatlong piraso ng siomai. Mayroon pang secret ingredient na pwedeng ilagay sa inyong siomai na magpapalabas ng tunay na sarap nito. Ito'y tinatawag naming "Chili sauce ala Kuya Gie." Sa sobrang sarap nito, hindi ka matitigil sa isang order lang. Hindi namin maitatago na nakakalimang order kami nang hindi namin namamalayan. Nakakatuwa pa, kasi ang bait pa ng tindero, maganda at masaya siyang kausap. Kumabaga, easy-to-be-with. Isa rin iyan kaya naming nagustuhan ang kainan niya. Halos lahat ata ng bumibili doon ay kakilala na niya. Kahit sikat siya doon, he stays humble as possible like the first time that we met him. Hindi na siya iba sa amin. Iyon siguro yung sekreto kung bakit gustong-gusto naming kumain dun. Truly, it is a nice thing to say that he built a good relationship with his customers, being the foundation of his small yet prosperous business. Kaya, kumain na kayo doon and expect no regrets with those pennies that you’ll be spending.

"Ahh, Economics. Because of all the 4 majors, I find Economics interesting to study. At masaya kasing mag-graph." - Mica Hombre "I choose Economics, kasi ngeenjoy ako and I can see myself working in the government or in UN in the near future." - Timothy Lucio "I'd prefer Marketing, kasi ayon sa mga naririnig ko, madali raw makakuha ng trabaho pag Marketing major ka." - Sebastian Calaguas "Economics, kasi compared sa 3 ibang majors, sa Eco ako nageenjoy. Hindi ako nafrufrustrate pag nakikita ko results ng quizzes kasi matataas. Gusto ko pumunta kung saan ako masaya at kung saan alam kong mag-eexcel ako." - Jolo Morales "I'd choose Finance. I just want to aim high. Since I'm already investing my money in stock market, I might as well learn and pursue this field." - Raymond San Pedro


Literary Section HUWAG!

Victory Sound

there’s still so much to do.

Oh, I think I could see my star, but I could not reach it. By: Domanog, Jonalyn The road is long and short with thorns on It seems so hopeless, ‘cause it’s so far away. the ground, Punla pa lamang ako But isn’t it enough with my actions and I tried to keep on walking as my heart Sa sinapupunan ng aking ina with my creed, started to pound. Hindi makaaninag ng nakaraan To feel such wonder that I have craved My feet wanted to give up so I fell and Hindi mawari ang bukas every day. dropped down. Oo, tama ka Now I have to crawl all my way to hear my Hindi ako iniluwal ng aking ina Is there still a chance, or should I go back victory sound. Mula sa punla na sana’y isinilang now? Ako ngayon ay isang nakakalat Or should I just simply give up, shoot my Am I on the right track or am I exactly head with a gun. Na dugo sa inyong lansangan lost? Nagtatanong ako Maybe I should rethink, maybe I should I still want to reach the end, but the question is how. Walang sumasagot pause. Walang nakakarinig sa munti kong tinig But time is running, now I have to chase it Maybe there is still hope, but maybe there is none. too. Bakit nga ba kay lupit niyo? ‘Cause I’ve already wasted too much, and Bakit kay ramot ng tao? Day by day Magkabuhay lamang ang hangad ko By: Christian Ong Ngunit kahit ang ina ko’y ipinagkait ito. Bakit ako inang? Everyday is a challenge we take Muling Pagkikita Ang nagbabayad sa iyong kasalanan? We may fall but we can never break By: Claisse Miras Ako naman ay walang muwang Stand up and stand tall Sa ano mang nagawa mong kamalian Sa muli kong pagbisita It's yo0ur shot make your call Hindi ko inaasahan na ika’y aking makikita Bumungad sa akin ang ngiti mong nakakahumaling Ngayon. Prove everyone their wrong Ang puso ko wari’y lumutang sa hangin. Nagsusumamo ako Show them you succeed and strong Ibalik mo ang buhay ko It's gonna be along road ahead Hinihintay na mga salita mula sa iyong labi Ngunit alam ko So always be careful and stay in your Kaway at ngiti ang ginamit mo bilang pagbati Di mo na ito magagawa. head Wala man akong narinig mula sa iyo Kaya sa sinumang makakabasa Masaya na ako dahil ika’y muling nakita ko. Sa liham kong nilikha If no one believes in one's self Bukas ikaw ay magiging ina rin Sana sa muli nating pagkikita It's you who should believe yourself Nanaisin mo bang anak mo’y maging Hayaan tayo ng pagkakataon na lubusang magkakilala You know what you can do tulad ko rin? Kung saan man o kailan Don't be down and blue Tanging panahon lang ang nakakaalam. Pag-isipan mo. Pag-nilayan mo. Day by day time will pass by Nagsusumamo ako. At long last it ends with a sigh Nakikiusap. Tomorrow would be a new start Huwag! By: Sebastian Calaguas

Kung Ang Pag ibig Man ay Matapos By: Felipe Polintan

Kung sa bawat umaga sakit ay dama Pag dampi ng init, sabay inalala Hanggang sa pag bangon, hindi makatuwid Hindi masabi, hindi parin masambit Ang kailangan pa'y dumungaw sa pag asa Kasabay pa mga ibong kumakanta Saba'y isigaw, kaya pa ng sarili At tanggapin ang tunay, ng di' magsisi

Huwag ring subuking isara ang ulap

We should face it with a light heart.

Pagka't ito'y pipigil, di' na kukurap Hayaang mabuhos ang bigat ng tubig Tiyak hihilom, hindi muli iigib Kung ang kahapon ma'y muling gumunita Hayaang maisip, bukas ay sasaya Di' man malimot, sa halip gawing aral Gawing bato, pag' puso'y muling umiral. Sa langit din ay subukang tingalain Ang di' kaya masambit, dito sabihin Ang naroo'y higit na nakakaalam Kung ano ang bukas, na ‘yong inaaasam


Unspoken By: Marian Joy Paris Towards the end of the road Dew drops start falling, so cold But wait, here my stories start to unfold Life stories I kept for so long to hold I have never been this way Writing poems throughout the day The way you inspire me takes a long mile So evident in every smile of mine. Love was when I first met you Obscure moments left me too Visibly, I saw everyday special Ask me, I wouldn’t be in denial. Just tell me and I will stay Keep me, I won’t go away Under love’s shelter we’ll be together For in your eyes I could see forever. Four lines per stanza says it all When would you give me a call Every night like tonight I’m here waiting For it is you I’ve been always dreaming Oh dear you keep me smiling Prove me that you’re worth loving Show me for love is sweeter unspoken Sweeter than stories that had been written.

Magkasamang Mag-isa (Together Alone) By: Alianna Santos Kaibigan ang siyang sandigan at karamay sa lahat ng bagay Mga salitang minsan kayo lamang ang nakababatid at nakauunawa Sa bawat pagpatak ng araw sa pagsimula nang panibagong buhay Nakikita’y daan patungo sa masayang alaalang magbibigay diwa Ang ngayon ay tila kahapon na labis ang pagragasa at paglipas Hindi ko mabatid kung bakit kay bilis dumaan nang kahapong masaya Ngunit kayo’y aking nakilala na tila ba’y pumapagaspas Umaapaw na kasiyahang nadarama na parang ako’y tunay na malaya Tigil kahit saan tapos daldal ang ating ginagawa lagi Nakatutuwa’t siguradong hahanap-hanapin kapag tayo’y naghiwa-hiwalay Hangga’t tayo’y magkakasama’y gawin na ang kung ano mang sa isipa’y sumagi ‘Pagkat tayo’y tunay pang mga bata at patuloy na magiging pasaway Si Yellie ay isang masayahin ngunit NR na kaibigan Marami sa kanya’y natutuwa at laging inaasar Sa likod pala’y may angking galing sa pagguhit na kapipitagan Masipag, makulit, kakwentuhan, kasabay at marunong lumugar Si Marian ay isang misteryosong babae sa amin Matalino, seryoso, masipag, responsable pero nakakaakit ‘Wag lamang galitan baka ika’y bigla niyang kainin Huminahon lang para di makaramdam ng lungkot at sakit Si Dayan ang may kasintahan saming lahat Magaling sa Math, malakas ang kiliti at maraming taga-hanga Marami mang umaaligid ay para sa kanya’y isa lamang ang sapat Mabait rin siya lalo na’t pagtulog, ‘wag lang masyadong ngumanga Si Claisse ang pinakabata saming lahat Matalino, matalino, matalino, DL yan! Wala nang papantay sa kanya lalo na sa height ‘Wag maliitin dahil siya’y katangi-tangi at huwaran Si Zia ang may pinakamataba ang puso Masarap kasama at tunay na palakaibigan Unang nakilala sa aming grupo sa napiling kurso Makulit, malambing at malapit sa aking puso abot hanggang Pangasinan

The Road Less Travelled By: Janica Lee Running out of time, Confusion is still on my mind. Heart still doesn’t know its desire. This could set my future in fire. Two ways, Two roads God please shower me with your grace Help me carry these heavy loads. Will I choose the road commonly taken, Or the road less travelled? I might be mistaken, If I am misguided.

Si Cjoy ang pinakamatanda at dalagang-dalaga kung kumilos Maraming mithiin na gustong makamit sa buhay Matalino, laging nasa galaan kaya’t pera’y laging ubos Sobrang saya kasama, maraming kwento at nagbibigay saming lahat ng kulay Si Jenifer isang makulit at butihing kaibigan Hindi niya tinitingnan ang mali nang iba Gusto ko ang kababaang-loob na dapat taglayin nang karamihan Masayahin, magaling gumuhit at di-gaanong mataba Mga masasayang alaalang aking babaunin Magsisilbing inspirasyon silang aking mga kaibigan Patuloy na bubuhayin sa aking puso itong masasayang ala-ala’t laging iisipin Na kami ma’y minsang magkasamang mag-iisa’y liligaya sa piling ng hinaharap


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n this world full of love and emotions, life has become a complicated one. With gender relations,

confusion arises. But, though confusion takes place, there are people who are still able to cope up with it. Men hold their gear and are able to take control. But, how about Women? How does their role contribute to life? Women are said to be the weakness of a man. Women run the world as what a particular song is conveying. Women are the best absorber. Are there more? I believe, women are the most patient, strongest and loving people in this world. And so is Esperanza of the Dead Stars by Paz Marquez-Benitez. Referring to the context of the story, her attribute gives the people the idea of who really a woman is. She has shown a vital role that could somehow awaken the minds of the readers of the said text.

Esperanza's patience for her marriage simply explains how women are true to their promises; how loyal they are in dealing with serious decisions. For me, women may become inconsistent in many little ways but when it talks about their hereafter, they tend to sober up. Showing importance for a long-engagement is not an easy task. Sometimes, it breaks you into pieces and you see thyself being drowned. But, that does not end the conflict, because, as a woman, you should be strong enough. And Esperanza just proved that. She has unheeded everything her ears hear. She did not want herself get affected by hearsays. She did not let herself draw assumptions. Instead, she kept her trust for Alfredo which showed how loving she is as a fiancee to him. Trust connects couples. It is a key for a better relationship.

Esperanza's role in the text is being a woman of reality. She depicted how women are in the society nowadays. She has shown how patient, strong and loving women are. She has gotten no blanket for her emotions. It simply tells us to escape fraudulence and begin to be true to what we feel. If it harms us, remember that there's a time to rest. If it gives life, hold on and spread love. Women simply run the world. Esperanza does.

ESPERANZA BY: Christine Joy Dacallos

“ In this world full of love and emotions, life has become a complicated one. “


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eople of this generation say the old people are just useless. They always criticize them for be-

ing cranky, “oldy”, boring and many more. But the truth is that they are great and unique like a Caimito tree. Caimito trees and old people both possess several same qualities. In this essay, I will show you why I’d say that old people and the Caimito trees are much alike and unique.

For many of us, we think old people are just the burden of the growth of our country. But as we can see, they had been born earlier than us and had many experiences than us. They became the observers of the past, present and the future. Some of them had lived during the 40’s and the 50’s. With them leaving on the past, we could have a good picture or idea on how the certain decade looks like and feels like. Old people are also unique and great because they have adapted in the change of time. They give us joy in our saddest moment by telling us old stories making us feel comfortable and happy. Most of the old ones are strong and courageous. Usually people of the age around 70-90’s saw their kids passed away earlier from them. Usually the older ones are the stronger ones; they don’t easily cry or faint out. They just consider those as challenges of life. Old people think that if they get affected heavily by these situations, they’re the one who will suffer eventually.


Lola Isyang And

The Old Caimito Tree

By: Kendrick Emil Ang

Getting sick and being a burden to his kids and his family is worse. The elders are also the ones who understand the situation of the young ones. Mostly grand parents are the one who protect their grandkids from the punishment of their parents. Some parents just do not like to understand what their children’s feelings and usually misinterpret them. Old people are also good models. Not like us youths and the middle age adults. They are just contented on what they have. They just like spending their time farming, playing chess and other mind games. Not like this generation, youth can’t stay at home and do simple stuffs. People of now generation like to go party and waste money. Many of us think that Caimito trees are just plain, simple and nothing special, unlike Mango trees that produce tasty fruits. Actually, without bias, Caimito are the most unique of all the trees that I have known. They are one of the sturdiest trees in the world. Growing in cold countries and tropical countries, Caimito are one of the unique like the banana trees, mango trees and much more. Fruits grown by trees of caimito in different locations don’t change. They have the same taste, quality and color. Caimito trees are one of the oldest growing trees in the tropical areas. They usually live about 70-100 years. Most of those trees are even older than our grand parents. Being one of the oldest tree among its kind, they some what became a landmark to two lovers who have been set apart from years. They say the older a caimito tree is that its fruit are even tastier. Not like the mango trees, when they are young they produce sweet mango fruits. But when it gets older, it seldom produces quality fruits. Most of them are rotten or sour. Caimito trees are also one of the flexible trees. Growing in tornado and typhoon prone areas, they don’t broken down. Caimito trees just stand still and don’t move at all. As we can see in the last two paragraphs, Caimito trees and old people have much in common. First is that they are both sturdy. They are not easily tempted. They are both amazing in the sense that they that they had lived for several decades. Caimito Trees had been the observer of the past, present and future for the trees and same as the elders for the people. Caimito trees and the older people both share the same quality of being flexible. Caimito trees can adopt in different temperatures. Like the elders, they also can adapt in the fast changing of time and can easily understand why people of today think and act their way because of the past. And lastly, Caimito trees and older people are both simple. They are simple in a way that they do not ask anything for more. Caimito Trees didn’t ask God to make its fruits tasty on its first bloom. It just came naturally. Like the old people, they are simple unlike the youth of today. They are both special in their own ways.


Sorrow is the worst feeling of deep distress caused by loss, disappointment, tragedies or other misfortunes suffered by an individual being. This feeling comes every minute and every day of our lives. When we try to achieve something and we fail, we feel bad. When we have done something offensive to someone, we feel sorry. When someone embarrasses us in front of many people, we feel very disappointed. We get ashamed. When someone breaks our hearts, we feel so empty. When someone so special left us in an instant, we get blanked. We want nothing else but to bring the person back. One common example of being distant to loved ones is the OFWs and their families. These people are hundred miles away from their homes. We all know that they work abroad because of greater opportunities outside our country. They seek any kind of job, even if it is not related to their college degree. Anyhow, it would give them more-than-enough pay. There is what we call in economics the “opportunity cost�. They earn more money but they miss the times when they could be with their loved ones. That is a precious time when they could watch their little angels grow.


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SORROW Of Distances

BY: Alianna Santos

The sorrow of distances is truly present in each one of us. We may never bring back the past - to stick and laugh with our significant ones, but we can always relive those happy moments and even make more. Life seems so hard and complicated. We may be happy for a certain period of time, but we must accept the fact that loneliness is inevitable. We must live and appreciate all the things and the people around us. And so when time comes that they need to leave us, it will not be very hard for us to let go and move on with our lives. Life is full of happiness and sorrows that we must deal with and be thankful for as well.

“We may be happy for a certain period of time, but we must accept the fact that loneliness is inevitable. “


SUNSET

By: Marian Joy Paris

It comes and it goes, in a span of few hours one would be able to see it or maybe one should wait for it again tomorrow. Every day in our lives, we wake up; we see it brightly shining up in the sky. Its grandeur and majestic view makes us want to stand from our bed’s comfy embrace and give our eyes a sweet vision of a new chapter of our lives. That is the sun, just one of God’s most beautiful creations.

Our life is like the sun. In some point in history, we were absent until our moms gave birth to us. Our birth was significant in the eyes of our loved ones, as the sun was significant to us the first time we saw it. In our lives, everything new is of utmost importance; everything new is a start of a new beginning implying a mark which we would either leave or bring with us. As the sun rises every morning, it would always find its place in the still sky just like us humans who would wake up being in the atmosphere of the people they love. Every morning is of a mark of another day, another day of being alive, breathing through despite what would come our way. In this new journey, one would always meet someone who would put colors to the dullest moments of our lives. Love, has its own way of giving a glow of a huge spectrum of colors just as how one could touch our lives and bring us to the most ecstatic moment of our journey in this world we live in. Similar to the sun’s journey up in the sky, it would meet the clouds not knowing when the rain would come. But soon as it has fixed a harmonious relationship with the rain, it would stay still and together they will play overflowing with joy which can be undeniably seen as the rainbow appears. Happiness does not only mark that one has lived life, sorrows do too. In fact, sorrows simplify the experience and the strength one has stood for, to the test of time.


The sun too may have its own sorrows as it leaves the sky to give way for evening to come after those unwavering hours it enjoyed its reign above. For us humans it sounds like a delight, as together with that someone who had put colors into our lives watch it with awesome wonder as it mesmerizes down the horizons like an artist’s masterpiece where the blue sky mingles with the sun’s orange, yellow, and red illumination. Yes, sunset as how we call it. Sunset may conclude that another day is soon to end, and for some it would be a downfall or challenges one may meet along life’s journey but it is necessarily essential for us to realize that for every end there would always be a new beginning to start with, a new chapter God had made. For as long as we live we must consider every minute as precious, just as how long the sun takes its momentous grand entrance up in the sky telling us that there is new hope, and a new joy to smile for. Like the sun, we are God’s creation, and the reason behind why the sun sets is also God’s reason in showing us His best plans for us every time we face our downfalls.


By : Jon Angelo Detaunan

TREASURE BENEATH

Rubble and EARTH

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he Philippines, an archipelagic landscape that has made a culture of different inceptions and a vast life with extraordinary knowledge,seven thousand one-hundred islands build the Filipino nation. Separated within miles of shallow water, we can see that we have different ancestral be-

ginnings. We formed different dialects, culture and tradition-- Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, as we say it. Truly, the Philippine race is rich in its cultural as well as its literary works. Time and its colonizers havecontributed greatly on its rich culture today.

WE MUST ALWAYS They both built the nation like a pliant bamboo tree. We, Filipinos, showed our integrity

keep our legacy in our hands

and pride to this rich soil where we were born. Back in time, our ancestors have given birth to our oral traditions. As young as a five year old, we were told of several stories of things around us of how these came to be--different legends of fruits, animals, and even how humans came to earth. These legends mould our prospect from our existence that respected the things in our surroundings.


Folklore from different beasts have escaped from our fantasies and now living in our world like the “manananggal” and “tiyanak”. The visions around us are frightening and our fantasizing has developed our respect towards the unknown and enticed our curiosity, finding the “truth” we never found out. The Filipino created a strong connection of our “sining” we have embraced and did not let most of our works vanish. We kept the traditions of our one of kind masterpieces. Traditions of the Filipino culture are only half of the proceedings that formed the striving Filipino people. Many times, colonizers have tainted our works. Luckily, our identity have survived. We have been coalesced with our foreign compatriots; there it formed the new piece, Christianity. The prayers that we offer for our Almighty Father and our Beloved Saints are not recited but sung. Our belief that now we have held on to, Life to now that Filipinos sees that we must not promote evil and avoid sin. Colonists have truly changed the outcome that we have now taken. Words uttered and written in our hands once revealed our original language. “Baybayin”(Alibata), like latin, faded quite long time age. Though it has changed, we still prosper from our more versatile Filipino language which branched out to numerous identities. We have coped with the environment, our scope has widened and our own life perspectives have now turned and expanded the Filipino intellect. It’s good that we have not lost our own identity. We are still carving a path to our goal. New generations shall live, newer and inimitable to the distant worlds. However, we must always keep our legacy in our hands. Never should we let it fly away even if one day we wake up and find that the world has changed once again.


By: Bernadette Kristina Tiangco

THE GOOD

VILLAIN

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mong thousands of characters present in the literary world, I chose to evaluate Alunsina from the story “Tungkung Langit at Alunsina.” Her personality is very similar to a lot of people around us that is why I have a great interest in doing an analysis on her character. Some people can relate and some are comparable to the character Alunsina.

Alunsina is a Goddess in an empty world. She is selfish, lazy and gets jealous easily to everything even though she and her husband, Tungkung Langit, are the only ones that exist in their world. All she does everyday is daydreaming and combing her very long hair. She also lacks trust to her husband, which is the cause of the main conflict in the story.

I have chosen Alunsina because her character interests me very much for I also acquire some of the traits she has. Despite her negative personality, I find her as a very strong woman. She accepted what Tungkung Langit has decided- for her to leave because of her undesirable actions. The act of leaving shows the acceptance of her wrongdoings, which I see as a very resilient behavior. Doubting her husband’s faithfulness made her realize that what she did was unjust. The act of not returning because of her unreasonable action also shows how strong her character is. She knows deep within her that it was the right punishment for her transgression. In the story “Tungkung Langit at Alunsina,” the character Alunsina may seem to be the villain in every story we read, but in this case, I see her as the star of the text. Other people may seem to see her the other way around, but for me, after analyzing her character, made me admire her positive personality despite the numerous negative traits the author made of her. Her character can be an inspiration to every woman.


Rica’s Mother By: Arielle Marie Enriquez

I think Rica’s mother has the best intention for her, though the means is not really right. Why does she have to go? Why can’t her husband go instead?

You might explain to her that you are just doing the best for her but for goodness sake, she is just an innocent kid. She might nod a few times but do not expect that she will really understand.

Based from my own experience, a child gets fore affected when his mother leaves him. Except of course if he’s a daddy’s kid. Mothers have a special connection with their child since they kicked inside her womb and they were eventually pushed out of their mother’s belly.

I think the best solution for that is to save money so that you are prepared enough for the needs of a family. In the future, notall children can cope up with the situation. Some could get traumatized when a parent leaves them, especially when they are still at a young age. They might think that they are a bad little kid, that’s why they are left by their parent. This could lead to a negative perception to the parent and that could last for a period of time, until they grow old.

My mother always says that I should first have a stable job before having a child. That way, I won’t go through the same difficult situation. If in case this happens, my husband should go instead because someone can take a father’s protection like my father or brother, but never a mother’s love and care. Many young people are rebels because they never felt the caress of their mothers.

We should let our little kid grow with our love and care. That way, he would feel that he is the most precious kid ever existed. Going overseas is never bad, but we also have to think of the people we will be leaving, especially our children.


They say that men are stronger and dominant over women. Men can do lot of things, especially the works that need physical strength. They are also the rulers and leaders since the era of colonization, just like the great kings of the Western Empires such as Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar. They ruled over thousands of people and brought down enemies along with their great armies bringing with them nothing but swords. Men of the ancient times also proved their intelligence and knowledge which granted them the fame of being classic example. Their words of wisdom are still followed until today. Their theories and mathematical equations are still being used by all the nations found in our planet. But do men still overpower the women nowadays?

There is a great battle between men and women of this generation. Who is stronger? Who is more intelligent? Who is dominant and who is the greater ruler? These are all the questions being asked. In reality, women of today are more powerful compared to the ancient times. They have now their own rights and freedom unlike before-- they cannot exercise their own natural rights, they are forbidden to express their own thoughts and feelings. Women used to be the slaves before. But because of continuous evolution of human capacity to think and identify about human rights, women now have their own powers and they have equal rights to men. Women grow as the generation pass by. Now, it is just the time for them to prove their talents.

As we can see today, notable women rule their countries. Like in our country, we had the late Corazon Aquino and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Some rulers and representatives of the areas or regions are also women. For a simple scenario like in a family, before, it’s only the men who can work and rule the house. But today, women work if they want to. There are also cases when they rule over their husbands.


That is rare thought. Another is in a classroom setting, when your group has to choose a leader, oftentimes ladies are chosen. Women now are just as powerful as to men. Men today could be described as ‘gone weak’ because there is a competition between them and women. However, it doesn’t mean that they will just accept that they are less powerful than before. Men should consider the facts of reality, that men and women are humans and should have equal rights. Men should know that God has given all people talents to be shown and not just to be kept. Men should accept that women also have the abilities and skills that are indeed needed by the society and even by the nation. It’s just a matter of acceptance. More importantly, men must learn how to respect the women because they are blessings. A man must learn how to love himself as well as other people because he will be stronger, and being stronger through others is mightier and hu-

PAGKA’T

mane even than the great kings of the past.

LALAKI

KA By Felipe Polintan


Alfredo

By: Mark Brian Co

“Did you ever have to choose between something you wanted to do and something you have to do?” This is a dialogue summoned by Alfredo Salazar from the literary piece, Dead Stars written by Paz Marquez Benitez. This line is one of my personal favourites because this is the typical question that a person asks to himself/herself if he/she is torn between making decisions. That’s what exactly happened to the character in the story - being confused on his choices. Alfredo Salazar, a lawyer on his early thirties then, was betrothed to Esperanza, whom he loved so much in his youth–Esperanza, who was beautiful, reserved, elegant, and distinctly not average. They were about to be wedded the following month, May, after about four years of engagement, although Alfredo seemed uncertain of his real wants. It is not to mean though that Alfredo is afraid to commit. He just fell in love with another woman on the six weeks preceding his and Esperanza’s matrimony. Alfredo symbolizes the greed and indecisiveness of men when it comes to dealing with the matters of the emotion. He had entertained the pull of an anonymous feeling - anonymous since he never really ventured to understand it but he clung to it anyway. And in the process he lost a part of himself and deprived that part to Esperanza as well. On the lighter note, I admire Alfredo for being a man. He stood up to his decision in marrying the woman he promised to wed. He bravely faced his feelings by seeing Julia to be able to confirm if he still fancies her. Then, he realized that he made the right choice, Esperanza. The protagonist in the story experiences internal conflict; he is confused. This confusion leads him into knowing more himself and weighing the risks of each decision he makes.


N A

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NINGNING Marlon Gubaton

Ano nga ba ang ningning? Ano nga ba ang liwanag? Hindi ba magkasintulad ang mga ito? Ano ang kanilang pagkakaiba? Ano kaya sa dalawa ang mas matimbang? Ano nga kaya sa dalawa ang magandang pagmasdan? Pipiliin mo ba ang liwanag o ang ningning? Liwanag ba o ningning? Ayon kay Emilio Jacinto, ang ningning ay nakakasilaw at nakakasira ng paningin. Ang liwanag naman ay kinakailangan ng mata upang matanaw ang katunayan ng mga bagay-bagay. Ang ningning, kung titignan, ay may masamang dulot sa atin; ngunit kapag nakaaninag ng liwanag, maaring masilayan ang katotohanan sa paligid. Hindi lahat ng kumikinang ay nagbibigay ng liwanag sa buhay. May kinang na mapaglinlang sa kapwa kapag hindi maiiwasan tulad ng ningning. May kinang na mapagkakatiwalaan sa lahat ng oras tulad ng liwanag. Ang liwanag ay mas mabuti kung ikukumpara sa ningning.


Sa ganitong paniniwala, maaari makapagbigay ng hinuha na ang ningning ay dapat talikuran at laging hanapin ng liwanag ng araw. Ang ningning ay madaya – kasamaan; at ang liwanag ay mapalad – kabutihan. Sa kasalukuyang panahon, ang mundo ay nababalot ng kasakiman at kataksilan. Marami ang nagaabuso at nagpapahirap sa kapwa. Ito ang mga taong sumasampalataya sa sikat ng ningning. Habang ang mga nagsisikap at gumagawa ng marangal at mabuti sa kapwa ay ang mga taong namulat sa sikat ng liwanag. Ang mga taong gahaman, mapagpanggap, mapanlinlang at bulakbol ay sinasabing namumuhay sa silaw ng ningning. Ang matulungin, mapagkumbaba, at matapat ay sinasabing namumuhay sa silaw ng liwanag. Sa ganitong kalagayan ng lipunan, maaring ihambing ang dalawang aspeto sa kanilang kilos, pananalita, pag-iisip at asal. Laging isaisip na ang lahat ng tao ay maaaring magbago. Kung ang isa ay nananatiling nabubulag sa kaningningan, hayaan siya habang maisaisip at maisapuso niyang magbalik sa liwanag. Ang taong nabubuhay ng kasiyahan sa liwanag ay huwag sanang magbago dahil ang buhay niya ay nasa tamang daan at hindi kailanman mawawala. Bilang mga mag-aaral na binabalak pumasok sa mundo ng pagnenegosyo, kailangan isaalang-alang ang mga taong maaaring makaharap. Dapat pag-ingatan ang kredibilidad na binibigay ng liwanag at iwaksi ang ibinibigay ng ningning. Huwag kakalimutan na mag -ingat sa mga taong bulag sa ningning dahil sila ay panganib sa ating mga pangarap. Hayaan nating lumapit ang mga taong namumuhay sa liwanag dahil sila ang ating kasama sa pag-unlad.

“Hayaan nating lumapit ang mga taong namumuhay sa liwanag dahil sila ang ating kasama sa pag-unlad.”


CUTIE PATOOTIEEES!

“The Jolly Dancer” Name: Victofer Aca-ac Nickname: IC Birthday: March 18, 1994 Likes: DANCE, Singing,, Badminton, Traveling, Eating, cooking

“The Great Historian” Name: Kendrick Emil Ang Nickname: Ken Birthday: November 17, 1992

Likes: Cars, Basketball, Billiards, Party, Road Motto: Be yourself, show Tripping your individuality, achieve your dreams. It will lead Motto: If It doesn’t work on the first try. There’s you to S-U-C-C-E-S-S. always a 2nd try. 3rd try, 4th try.

“Volley Girl” Name: Ricalin Buenaventura

“Mr. Dollar Mouth” Name: Sebastian Benedict Calaguas

Nickname: Calen

Nickname: Seb

Birthday: May 14,1994

Birthday: November 15, 1993

Likes: Volleyball, Food, Black Forest Cake, Shake Motto: Experience is the best teacher.

Likes: Real Music, 9gag, Cheeseburgers, Trivia, Girls with pretty Faces;) Motto: “A dream is like a volleyball, sometimes you have to fall just to catch it.”


CUTIE PIES!

“Hot Chic” “Basketball “Boy-NextPrincess” Door” Name: Sofia Camon

Name: Jessica Rose Chua

Name: Mark Brian Co

Nickname: Pia

Nickname: Jess

Nickname: Mark

Birthday: October 17, 1993

Birthday: October 1, 1992

Likes: Studying Motto: Patience is a virtue.

Birthday: December 28, Likes: Eating, Sports, Going 1993 out Likes: Eating vegetables, reading articles, helping Motto: Never let your memories be greater than in charity works your dreams

Motto: inspiration does not come from the quote itself. But rather, the person behind it.

“Superwoman -On-The-Go” Name: Christine Joy Dacallos Nickname: Cjoy Birthday: August 13, 1993 Likes: Shopping, Biking, Shoes, Anne Curtis Motto: Everything is given, not just all at once.


CUTIE PATOOTIES!

“Invisible Dancing Queen” Name: Nina Lou de Guzman Nickname: Nina Birthday: July 22, 1993 Likes: Food, Sleeping, Surprises, Hanging out, Panda.

“Mr. Social Guy” Name: Jon Angelo Detaunan

“Miss Good “Miss KnowServant” It-All” Name: Pamela Kryz Dionisio

Name: Jonalyn Domanog

Nickname: JD

Nickname: Pam

Nickname: Alynna

Birthday: April 12, 1995

Birthday: May 25, 1994

Birthday: August 22, 1994

Likes: YOU.

Likes: Sleeping -___-

Likes: Shopping, hanging out with friends, eating and sleeping

Motto: To share is to give one’s self without Motto: Sometimes,, the counting the costs. wrong choices bring us to BOOM! the right places.

Motto: It is not wrong not to know, it is not right not to ask.

Motto: Be the person you want to be.


“The Poker “The Walking Face” Lens” Name: Arielle Marie Enriquez Nickname: Yellie Birthday: March 25, 1994

“Timid-yetbright-boy”

“The Friendly Cuddly Teddy Bear”

Name: Danice Yuki Zia Gubatan

Name: Marlon Jay

Nickname: Zia

Nickname: Marlon

Birthday: April 18, 1994

Birthday: April 29, 1993

Birthday: November 25, 1993

Likes: Hanging out with my family, and friends, and obviously, eating.

Likes: Food, Sleeping, Basketball

Likes: Novels, ProcrastiMotto: Keep moving nation forward! Motto: Less talk, Less mistake, Less Dramas.

Gubaton

Likes: chocolate cake, Badminton, PEACE Motto: Trials make one stronger.

Name: Daniel Habalo Nickname: Daniel

Motto: Try to see the beauty in every person and situation


CUTIE PATOOTIEEEES!

“The “The Charming Dependable Lass” Guy” Name: Mica Angela Hombre Nickname: Mica Birthday: October 4, 1993 Likes: Food, Mogu-Mogu Motto: Eat and Run

Name: Timothy James Lucio Nickname: Jay Birthday: September 16, 1993 Likes: Economics Motto: Life is a journey.

“Miss

“The

Legally Blonde”

Beauty of the Class”

Name: Janica Lee Nickname: Janica

Name: Frances Genica Lorenzo

Birthday: March 12, 1994

Nickname: Nica

Likes: Britney Spears, Online Games

Likes: Sleeping, Reading history articles

Birthday: July 29, 1993

Motto: Tell me who your Motto: Accept the love friends are and I’ll tell you think you deserve. you who you are.


Cutie Pies!

“The “Humorous “Little Miss Silent Big Sister” Positivity” Reader” Name: Jamie Ann Daphne Marcelo Nickname: Jamie Birthday: January 29. 1994 Likes: Books, Badminton Motto: Never give up.

“The Class Wisecracker”

Name: Claisse Irah Miras

Name: Dan Jolo Morales

Nickname: Kleysi

Nickname: Jolo

Nickname: Nikki

Birthday: October 10, 1994

Birthday: August 11, 1992

Birthday: May 9, 1994

Likes: Chocolates, Movies/ Series, Books

Likes: Siomai, Library, Big muscles

Motto: Dream High

Motto: Don’t be sad because it’s over; Smile because it happened.

Name: Nichole Marquina

Likes: Dolphin, FOOD Motto: Live, Laugh and Love, then Laugh again.


CUTIE PATOOTIES!

“The Bubbly “The Sweet “The Beauty “The Voice in the of the One” Lad” Class” Outskirt” Name: Jenifer Naoe

Name: Christian Ong

Name: Julia Orquiza

Name: Marian Joy Paris

Nickname: Jen

Nickname: Christian

Nickname: Julia

Nickname: Marian

Birthday: October 12, 1993 Birthday: February 5, 1993 Likes: Food, Ice Cream, Ice Likes: Music, Guitar Candy, watching movies

Birthday: July 27, 1993

Birthday: July 30, 1994

Likes: hanging out, surprises

Likes: Sweets! Ice Cream, Cakes and Chocolates

and TV, Music

Motto: If you want some- Motto: There will always thing, it’s never enough to be a risk return trade-off in life., all you need to do sit back and wish for it. is to decide wisely.

Motto: For what is a man who gains the world but loses himself in the process?

Motto: Reach for the stars


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“The Smart “The Happy “No Other Balladeer” -Go-Lucky Woman” One” Name: Felipe Polintan Nickname: Fifi

Name: Jan Alfonso Puna Name: Nina Lucille Punzalan Nickname: Fons

Birthday: December 29, 1994

Birthday: December 7, 1993

Likes: Adventure Games, Dota, Economics, Debbie, Basketball, volleyball, SWIMMING!

Likes: Books, Magazines, Likes: Hanging out, Girls with white under- Sweets. Chris Evans arms Motto: True happiness Motto: Yesterday, you doesn’t start with others, said tomorrow. it starts with yourself.

Motto: One does not simply give up. :)

Nickname: Nina Birthday: March 5, 1994

“The Running Goddess” Name: Ma. Krissa Race Nickname: Kaye Birthday: July 6, 1994 Likes: Adventures and Shopping Motto: You can’t eliminate all risks, you just have to manage them.


CUTIE PATOOTIES!

“Little

“The

Miss

Hopeless Romantic”

Boombox” Name: Ana Bernadette Regala Nickname: Adette Birthday: July 28, 1992 Likes: Food, Sleeping, Music Motto: One sees clearly with the heart.

Name: Raymond

“The Tough Lad”

“Simply Amazing Sexytary”

Name: Karl Lorenz Sanchez

Name: Alianna Marie Santos

Nickname: Raymond

Nickname: Karl

Nickname: Yanna

Birthday: December 2, 1992

Birthday: April 26, 1994

Birthday: January 25, 1994

Likes: Library

Likes: Basketball

Likes: J.I.T :”> & green!

San Pedro

Motto: Be what you want Motto: The road to to be not people want to success is under construction. see.

Motto: Shared sorrow is half sorrow. Shared joy is double joy.


Cutie Pies!

“Miss Dancing Shoes” Name: Kirsten Tan

“The Petite “Miss “Mr. Sporty Princess” Gregarious” Guy”

Nickname: Kirsten

Name: Bernadette Tiangco

Birthday: May 4, 1993

Nickname: Berny

Likes: Sleeping. Eating, Sports, Going out

Birthday: July 30, 1993

Motto: Do not do unto others what you don’t want others do unto you.

Motto: Either you run the day or the day runs you

Likes: Things

Name: Dayanara Jogie Uy

Name: Joshua Villanueva

Nickname: Dayan

Nickname: Josh

Birthday: May 26, 1994

Birthday: September 18, 1993

Likes: Angels, Duck Face, SNSD Motto: Just Smile

Likes: food, sleeping, football Motto: The best things in life comes when you least expect it.


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CABRERA DOLOSA NOGOT GRAJO MAGBATA DE VIANA FERNANDEZ ROSETE PASCUAL DE CASTO

Casa Roxas was the first company established in the Philippines which is now known as the Ayala Corporation.

With a diameter of 108 meters, land area of almost 40,000 meters and floor area of 2,300 square meters. The “Big Dome” located in Quezon, City is the largest indoor facility in Southeast Asia.

The typical Filipino breakfast is not tapsilog (tapa, sinangag and itlog). It's kankamtuy: kanin, kamatis

Chop suey is not a native Chinese dish. It originated in the late 19th century in a California camp where the Chinese cook simply threw together what he had left over and called it 'chop suey', a phonetic transliteration of the Cantonese tsa sui, which means something like "odds and ends".

Dynamic Duo - Manuel L. Quezon and Sergio Osmena, Sr. were born in the same year (1878), were classmates in high school (San Juan de Letran) and college (University of Santo Tomas), and placed in the Top 10 of the bar examinations of 1903. Both later became provincial fiscals and governors (Tayabas and Cebu).

Kids & TV - A UP survey reveals that the average Filipino child watches television at least three hours on weekdays and five hours on weekends -- more than the time he spends studying, playing, or interacting with other people.

Cheers! - Alak, the Pinoy word for liquor, appears to have been derived from the Arabic term arak. It's an old alcoholic drink resembling rum in taste, widely enjoyed in the Middle east and other parts of Asia.

Where did the words siomai and lumpia come from? Siomai is from the Chinese sio ("hot") and mi ("wheat flour") or mai ("soft rice"). Lumpia, on the other hand, is from lun ("tough") and pia ("anything made of flour, bread or biscuit").

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