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Finally, a high-school graduate

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THE AUTHOR and his classmates getting ready for graduation

High school flew by so quickly. I couldn’t believe I was sitting there, ready to graduate. We were finally at the finish line, about to walk up that stage to get our diploma.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in 2BU,Headlines | Read More »

Happiness is a choice

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THE XAVIER debate team with their moderator Kip Oebanda

Initially established as a conference that brought together people from the fields of technology, engineering and design (TED) in 1984, TED has since evolved into a global set of conferences devoted to “ideas worth spreading,” and tackling subjects beyond merely those that represent its acronym. It also grants organizations the license to host independent TED-like events called TEDx.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in 2BU,Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

A peace camp like no other

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PARTICIPANTS doing one of the tougher Wu Shu positions

What happens when you combine red, blue, green and yellow? You get one of the biggest inter-school events of the year, where students from the Edsa-Ortigas Consortium of Schools, namely Xavier School, Immaculate Conception Academy, La Salle Green Hills and the Saint Pedro Poveda College, gather in Edsor—a two-day peace camp for grade-school and high-school [...]

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Becoming student entrepreneurs for a weekend, thanks to Gawad Kalinga

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THE GROUP behind Duck Delights donated part of their proceeds to “Yolanda” survivors. DAVID ONGCHOCO

Becoming an entrepreneur is a dream that a lot of people have started to chase. Who wouldn’t want to create their own product and be their own boss?   With success stories of self-made men such as Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs, and, locally, Henry Sy, Manny Pangilinan and John Gokongwei who have changed the [...]

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

My stint as an SM grocery bagger

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SENIOR high-school students Marv Chua, Jaime Rosal and author DavidOngchoco

Every year, fourth-year high-school students of Xavier School embark on a four-day “adventure” where they get to experience what it’s like to be an SM employee. This is under the school’s SM Supermarket Immersion Program.

Posted: October 17th, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »

Lighting up lives

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ILAWng Paglinaw high-school students visiting several households in Payatas

In line with the celebration of Peace One Day Sept. 21, the “Ilaw ng Paglinaw” (Light of Enlightenment) team, composed of five high-school students from Xavier School, went to Payatas to bring light to impoverished homes.

Posted: October 4th, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »

‘Bacalhau’, gambas, ‘frango no churrasco com piri piri’–Portuguese cooking done exceptionally well


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reggie

I had the most wonderful meal at Xavier School’s First Saturday Market. It’s amusing to think that some of the best culinary experiences we’ve had centered on dishes that were simple.

Posted: December 6th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Food,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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