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 SoulTalk December 2012

Glory to God in the highest
On earth, goodwill to men!
May Jesus be the reason for our celebration this blessed Christmas season!

PRESCHOOL 3rd Periodical Exams Schedule: December 10 -14
Nursery 2: Reading & Language, Math & Science, Chinese Language, Chinese Math, no test (respectively)
Kindergarten 1: Chinese Language, Chinese Math, Reading & Math, Science & Language, Computer (respectively)
Kindergarten 2: Math & Language, Reading & Filipino, Science & Computer, Chinese Language, Chinese Math (respectively)

For December 10-14, please observe the following adjustments in class schedules:
N1 Cherry (8:30 am - 10:00 am); N1 Melon (10:30 am - 12:00 nn);
N2 (8:30 am - 10:30 am); K1 (7:45 am - 11:00 am); K2 (7:45 am - 11:15 am)

ELEMENTARY 3rd Periodical Exams Schedule: December 13 -14; 17-18
Grade 1: Chinese Language, Chinese Math, Math & Bible, Civics & Filipino & English (respectively)
Grade 2-6: Chinese Language, Chinese Math, Math & Bible & Science, Civics & Filipino & English (respectively)

Exams in Chinese Conversation is oral and are given during the student's regular class schedule.
Early dismissal starting December 12-18 is as follows:
Grades 1-3 (11:30 am); Grades 4-6 (12:00 nn)

HIGH SCHOOL 3rd Periodical Exams Schedule: December 13 -14; 17-18
Grade 7, H2, H3: Chinese Language, No exams, Science & Electives (H2, H3) & Filipino, Math & English & Social Studies (respectively)
H4: Chinese Langauge, Accounting 7:30 am - 10:15 am, Science & Calculus & Filipino, Math & English & Social Studies (respectively

High school students will be dismissed at 12:00 noon from December 12 -18.

Community Outreach "Ukay - Ukay" shopping
Please donate your used, unused, surplus... dress, pants, shoes, bags, shirts, plastic wares, kitchen wares, toys... Donations accepted until December 6 only. You may bring your donations to the preschool, elementary or high school office. Thank you.

Preschool Class Christmas Party
December 17
8:30 - 11:00
Attire: any Sunday Dress
Exchanging Gift: minimum P150
Christmas break
Dec.18 - Jan.6
Classes resume on January 7, 2013

Elementary Christmas Worship Service & Class Party
December 19 @ 8:00 - 11:30
Pick up Time: 12:00 noon
Attire: Any Sunday Dress; Shorts, spaghetti straps/tube & slippers are not allowed. Please do not bring toys to the party.
Classes Resume on
January 7, 2013

High School Christmas Worship Service & Class Party
December 19 @ 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Pick up Time: 1:30 p.m.

Shorts, spaghetti straps/tube & slippers are not allowed. Any skirt/dress' length that is two inches above the knee is also not allowed.
Classes resume on January 7, 2013

The school is closed from
Dec. 22, 2012 - Jan. 2, 2013.

 SoulTalk November 2012


Welcome to the second half of school year 2012-2013. We had just concluded hosting the ACSI Teacher Conference before we, teachers, took off for a break. The conference's theme "Teaching God's Children His Truth," was a timely reminder and challenge to Christian school teachers to stick to the truth. All truth is God's truth; this truth is God's word. In a world where change is the only permanent things, resolute belief in the Bible is a must for all Christian school education. As a Christian school, we must uphold God's word as the absolute truth.

For this quarter, our character trait emphasis is "VIRTUE," which is defined as the moral excellence evident in my life as I consistently do what is right. I think our problem is the latter part of the definition - "consistently doing what is right." There is a Filipino trait we know as "ninjas cogon." This trait describes how a person starts something with vigor, interest and enthusiasm; but after a short while, the person loses interest and stops whatever it is that he/she is doing. Many of us are only good at the start but never got to finish what we started. Hence, we often hear the following scolding, "Finish what you started!" Sounds familiar. We tip our hats to a virtuous person- one who consistently does what is right, even when we have to stand alone. Our memory verse for this quarter, Philippians 4:8, aptly reminds us "whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy- think about such things."

Think GOD. Think GOOD. Think GREAT. Think about such things (paraphrasing Phil. 4:8)

Congratulations to the Blue Lions for emerging as the CHAMPION in the Hoopstars (16 under category), an inter-school 3-on-3 basketball tournament. The team has really trained hard to earn this accolade; but I believe that it is the Lord who gave us these victories. The Blue Lions Team trained by Coach Jason Velez is composed of the following players:

Abrenilla, Joshua Abraham T.
Agraviador, John Siegfred L.
Diaz, Justine A.
Du, Aldred Emmanuel C.
Le, Karl Greyson M.
Lemente, Herhonni S.
Limchesing, Anthony James C.
Limchesing, Tristan Joseph C.
Padua, Robert Anthony M.
Poligrates, Prince Nino U.
Seno, Giovann Lance M.
Sy, Brent Isaac L.
Sy, Jayzon Christian L.
Tejam, Jean Ray R.
White, Michael V.
Yao, Dustin Philip G.

Our female team for the same category and tournament finished as FIRST RUNNER-UP. The members of this team are:

Aba, Alyssa Mae Y.
Chu, Melissa Elaine T.
Llopez, Jenica Chrysille L.
Quijano, Marjory G.

HATS OFF also to the following players who were recognized as the Most Valuable Players (MVP) by the organizers: Aldred Emmanuel C. Du (Male MVP) & Marjory G. Quijano (Female MVP). To God be all the Glory!

Jonathan Conrad G. Yu (Grade 5): 1st Runner-Up
Jae Hennesle G. Yu (Grade 6): 5th Runner-Up
7th Philippine Sudoku Super Challenge held last October 14 at the SM City, Cebu. To God be all the Glory!

November is THANKSGIVING MONTH... The perfect time to express thankfulness for all the blessings we have received throughout the year. Hence, take time to give thanks... Thank parents, thank friends and classmates, thank teachers, thank God's servants, thank government, thank everyone who has blessed you... helped you... encouraged you... inspired you... walked alongside you in times of joy, in times of crisis... THANK GOD.

Coming up... this NOVEMBER

17 - Medical-Dental Mission (exclusively for Brgy. Sta. Cruz Outreach students and their families). This is a joint venture of PCGS Outreach Program and Batch 1990.

24 - Preschool Family Day

23-24 - Boy Scouts (Level 2 only) Overnight Camping

28-29 - Psalm Recitation (High School & Elementary, respectively)

29 - High School Math/Science Competition

 SoulTalk October 2012


1) October 8-12 (mon-fri)
N2 - Chinese Language; Chinese Math; Bible; Reading & Language; Math & Science (respectively)
K1 - Reading & Math; Science & Language; Bible & Computer; Chinese Language; Chinese Math (respectively)
K2 - Chinese Language & Bible; Chinese Math & Computer; Math & Language; Reading & Filipino; Science (respectively)

For October 8-12, please observe the ff adjustments in class schedules:
N1 Cherry (8:30-10:00 am)
N1 Melon (10:30 - 12:00)
N2 (8:30-10:30)
K1 (7:45-11:00)
K2 (7:45-11:15)
Starting October 15, please observe the regular schedule.

2) October 11-12 (thu,fri); 15-16 (mon,tue)
G1 - Civics, Filipino & English; Math & Bible; Chinese Language; Chinese Math (respectively)
G2-G6 - Civics, Filipino & English; Math, Bible & Science; Chinese Language; Chinese Math (respectively)

Exams in Chinese Speech is oral and are given during their regular class schedule.
Early dismissal starting October 10-16 is as follows:
G1-G3 (11:30 am)
G4-G6 (12:00 nn)
Regular schedule resumes on October 17.

3) October 11-13 (thu-sat); 15 (mon)
G7,H2,H3 - Math, English & Social Studies; Science, Electives (H2,H3) & Filipino; NO TEST; Chinese Language (respectively)
H4 - Math, English & Social Studies; Science, Elective & Filipino; Accounting (8:30-11:30); Chinese Language (respectively)

Exams in Chinese Speech is oral and are given during their regular class schedule.
During exam days, students may go home at 12:00 nn. High school students are scheduled to go out of their educational trips on October 16 (H3,H4) & October 17 (G7 & H2). For details, please refer to the separate announcement from your child's class adviser.

Benson Heinrick Go (4th Year Student)
5th Place in Chinese Oratorical Contest among students representing Filipino-Chinese schools in the Visayas. To God be all the glory!

Last September 14, one grade 5 and three Grade 6 pupils represented the school in the 6th Regional Science and Mathematics Quiz Bowl held in the Philippine Science High School Central Visayas Campus, Argao. 46 public and private schools belonging to Region 7 participated. Our students performed exceptionally well. To God be all the glory!

Lance Lexton C. Lim (G6)
Jonathan Conrad G. Yu (G5)

Rachel Ashley C. Wu (G6)
Jae Hennesie G. Yu (G6)

November 10; 8:30 am - 12:00 nn; Ong Lian Siong Gymnasium
We strongly urge all parents to come personally to claim the cards. Cards left unclaimed after November 16 will no longer be given. The parent will have to wait untill the next Card Giving Day (January) to be able to claim the card.

8:30 - 11:00 AM
An invitation to all preschool parents to come and view the works of your children.

Preschool, Elementary & High School
October 26 - November 6
Classes resume on November 7 for all levels

Matthew 5:44 - But I (Jesus) tell you, "Love your enemies and Pray for those who persecute you."

 SoulTalk September 2012

I love horses. Horses portray strength, power, swiftness, and even beauty. The character trait emphasis for this quarter is MEEKNESS. This word in Greek describes a wild horse that had become obedient to its master. The horse hadn't lost any of its power or strength, it was just harnessed and under the control of his master.

In training a horse then, it begins with having the horse submit its will to the trainer without breaking its spirit. Obedience is NEVER optional. You train a horse to listen to you, to ignore anything new; you train a horse to go forward when you ask no matter what is in front of them. You train a horse to depend solely on you, to trust you only. You make all of the decisions. The more you take the leadership role, the less the horse has to worry (

There is much that we can learn from the horses and horse training. Our lives will be so much easier and simpler if we let God take full control. It is surrendering our wills to His lordship without question, without grumbling and without delay. But unlike the horse trainer, God does not force His will upon us. He could have but He did not. Instead, God allows us to make choices. He takes the risk of letting us choose whether or not we will obey him. while this is risky for Him, it is more perilous for us if we choose to disobey. William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army was quoted to have said, "The greatness of man's power is the measure of his surrender." (The Power for True Success, 2001, p. 131).

Our boys basketball team- the Blue Lions, won the CHAMPIONSHIP in the 2nd Private School Developmental League 2012, High School Division. It was a difficult and tough fight against the Paref Springdale's Titans, the defending champion although from the start our Blue Lions was in control of the game - at least a ten point lead. But in the last quarter, the Titans came in very close to overtake the ten point lead. The final score of 52 and 49, showed that it was a tough fight for our boys. Praise the Lord for giving us this victory. Truly, this victory was a big boost to our team after many years of training. Congratulations to the members of the Blue Lions under Coach Jason Velez for the honor they gave to the school. Praise the Lord; we give back all the glory and honor to God!

Teachers Day will be celebrated on Sept. 27. Students are encouraged to show their appreciation to their teachers through a simple card or letter. Please be reminded that Sept. 28 is a school holiday. Accounting class on Sept. 29 is also cancelled. Happy Teachers Day!

Makarios Joash Y. Wee (Grade 7)
Best Reserved Scrabble Player
during the MILO Little Olympics 2012
To God be all the Glory!

Are the High School students smarter than the fourth, fifth & sixth graders?
The final score was 38 and 35 in favor of the elementary pupils, composed of the following:
Shana Dionne Ramos (Gr. 4),
Jonathan Conrad Yu (Gr. 5),
Ryan Justin Tiong (Gr. 5),
Joe Hennesie Yu (Gr.6), and
Rachel Ashley Wu (Gr. 6).


Per Dep Ed order No. 11, s. 2011, "only bonafide students of the school are allowed inside the school campus during school hours. Visitors, including parents and guardians, are not allowed to enter the school without authorization from the administration." (Section 159 of the Amendments to the Revised Manual of Regulations for Private Schools in the Basic Education).

- We are therefore reminding all parents in all levels that in the morning, it is DROP OFF and GO. This means that as soon as classes start, all parents & guardians are requested to leave the campus. Parents with preschool kids may wait until preschool classes start.

- All lunch bags/packs of elementary & high school students will be received at any of the guard houses (Junquera-Elem) or (Pelaez-HS) between 10:00 am - 12:00 nn. Unless permission to enter is given from the Office of the Student Discipline, waiting inside the campus while children are taking lunch is not allowed.

- Only those with children in preschool may enter the school during dismissal time in the morning. However, these parents/guardians are requested to stay on the covered walk fronting the preschool building. No one is allowed to stand by along the covered walk, the loading/unloading area fronting the elementary building or at the guardhouse.

Parking inside PCGS Campus is a Privilege at the discretion of the Administration.

1. Parents, please demand to see from your son/daughter a school's PARENTS APPROVAL SLIP, for any in-school or out-of-school activity that is scheduled on a non-school day. Only activities with a Parents Approval Slip are considered official. If no such form is presented, parents, you are not obliged to send child to school or to the venue specified. But for activities otherwise already considered regular (eg. Accounting class, varsity practices held in school), Parents Approval Slip is not required.

2. The school strongly discourages students from going outside of the school for project making, group study, practice for any class or school activity and the like. Sleep-over at a friend/classmate's place to do school or class-related work is also strongly discouraged.

 SoulTalk August 2012

Seeing the multitudes, Jesus felt compassion for them because they were distressed and downcast like sheep without a shepherd (Matthew 9:26). When asked for alms but with no silver or gold to give, the apostle Peter invoked the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene and made the lame to walk (Acts 3:6). Paul seizing the opportunity to witness to the Athenians proclaimed that the “Unknown God” that the latter are worshipping in ignorance is in fact God who made heaven and earth (Acts 17:22). At some time or another, we will have to respond to a situation, a query, a request, a command, etc. The fundamental question that we all must respond to is that which determines our eternal destiny – “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved!” What are you doing about the truth? The writer of Hebrews warned, “How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?” (Hebrews 2:3).

Jonathan Conrad G. Yu, Grade 5 student, was in Hong Kong last week to represent the country in two math competitions (the 8th Asia Cup Stars of the Olympic Maths Finals & the KMC International Mathematic Contest). In both competitions under the individual category, he finished SECOND PLACE and was awarded TWO (2) silver medals. The Philippine team finished second place after the Hong Kong team; the team from China finished third place.

Please come and listen to a discussion on the K+12 Program by Dr. Rhea Mar Angtud, the Schools Division superintendent of Cebu City. When? August 28 at 2:00 pm. Where? Ong Lian Piak AVR, PCGS. This is a project of the Parent Representatives of Kindergarten 2.

Are the High School students smarter than the 5th graders? Find out this August 31 at 4:00pm, Ong Lian Siong Gymnasium. Admission is Free.

CONGRATULATIONS to the New Master Chef (High School Division) Team Category – 4th year. Individual Category as follows: Appetizer – John Neil Roa (Gr. 7); Main Dish – Charles Joshua Luspo (H4); Dessert – Patricia Anne Ong (H4).

 SoulTalk July 2012

The European Journal of Social Psychology published online (16 July 2009) a study on how long it takes to form a habit. The researchers reported that the average time for a person to reach a self-reported automaticity for performing an initially new behavior is 66 days.

Some habits such as study habits, proper table manners, saying polite words, doing simple house chores, etc. need to be developed early in life.

A child also needs to be taught to be faithful.

Faithfulness has to do with “stick-to-it-tiveness.” You don’t give up; you refuse to quit. It is a mindset that requires a person to persist and endure all that is takes to finish and accomplish a task.

In the parable of the talents, the master’s commendation to the servants who did well were the following words, “Well done, good and faithful servant …” Faithfulness was praised and lauded! May God find us faithful in fighting the good fight, running the race and keeping the faith.

Preschool Department
N1 Cherry – Mrs. Catherine Englis (0917-9499160)
N1 Melon – Mrs. Edeline Mae Parrenas (0917-54884601)
N2 Apple – Mrs. Wella Marie Jao (0926-6345333)
N2 Orange – Mrs. Jennifer Queen Ang (0922-8991200)
K1 Banana – Mrs. Gwenilyn Ong (406-6388)
K1 Mango – Mrs. Marissa Yap (272-3580)
K2 Grapes – Mrs. Liz Kim (0915-7723775)
K2 Pineapple – Dr. Milagros Greif (0929-4608168)

Elementary Department
G1 Hazel – Mrs. Gwenilyn Ong (345-1372)
G1 Pine – Mr. Harry Viloria (0920-9545268)
G2 Cedar – Mrs. Cely Abancio (0928-3552934)
G2 Olive – Mrs. Jeanette Borromeo (236-3922)
G3 Almond – Mrs. Shirley Chua (354-8051)
G3 Palm – Mrs. Nessalve Sapalo (520-2081)
G4 Chestnut – Mrs. Susan Uy (0917-6200262)
G4 Fig – Mrs. Jennifer Borromeo (0917-32330712)
G5 Cypress – Mrs. Teresita Yap (341-3568)
G5 Sycamore – Mrs. Aileen Yap (0917-3233553)
G6 Mulberry – Mr. Charlie Yap (0922-9929188)
G6 Myrtle – Mrs. Josephine Ching (0917-3294653)

High School Department
G7 Faith – Mr. Kaking Sy (233-2218)
G7 Hope – Mrs. Maria Luz Uy (0917-3047656)
H2 Joy – Mr. Rizal Benatiro (344-3717)
H2 Peace – Mrs. Leizl May Catiwala-an (0933-4318678)
H3 Courage – Mrs. Pearl Le (0922-8519743)
H3 Victory – Mrs. Chun Nei W. Kaw (512-0210)
H4 Loyalty – Mrs. Jennifer Llopez (255-4525)
H4 Wisdom – Mrs. Adeleen T. Chan (268-5065)

For meetings and other concerns, the class parent representatives have requested that they be given the contact numbers of the other parents in the class that they are representing.

Landlines: 254-6815, 254-6817, 232-3323, 505-1007
Fax Number: 253-7782

Loc. 111 Guard House (Junquera)
Loc. 112 Guard House (Pelaez)
Loc. 115 Preschool Faculty Ofc. (Merry Lee Yu)
Loc. 119 High School Faculty Ofc. (Raquel Barril)
Loc. 121 Director’s Ofc. (Kristine Pepito)
Loc. 124 Elementary Canteen
Loc. 125 High School Canteen
Loc. 126 Clinic (Nurse Sheba)
Loc. 127 Alumni Center (Yen Cano)
Loc. 128 Purchasing Officer (Linda Yau)
Loc. 129 Registrar (Joy Batoctoy)
Loc. 130 Business Manager (Hazel Timosa)
Loc. 131 Cashier (Ingrid Yu)
Loc. 132 HS Guidance (Rose Castro & Gazelle Changco)
Loc. 134 General Services (Bruce Autida)
Loc. 135 Elementary Guidance (Pearl Ocenar)
Loc. 136 Prefect of Discipline (Beverly Concepcion)
Loc. 137 Elementary English Faculty (Stephanie Wong)

 SoulTalk June 2012

This is our school theme this year. We all desire excellence – excellent service, excellent food, excellent grades… We take our hats off when we want to express admiration, approval, and respect. We have decided to remind ourselves that the following are most admirable:
H – habits of faithfulness and responsiveness
A – attitudes that are self-sacrificing
T – thoughts focused in Christ
S – skills that demonstrate excellence
For the first quarter, we are focusing on the character quality of EDURANCE which is an essential component of faithfulness. The camel portrays this character quality best because of its ability to withstand the stress of harsh desert conditions. Similarly as students, we need endurance to reach our goals in school work and in life. Enduring through hard times will lead a person to unexpected opportunities that would have been missed if he/she had quit.

Rejoice with us because our Elementary and Secondary Programs have been granted LEVEL III accreditation status. We received this recognition last May 10 from the Association of Christian Schools, Colleges and Universities Accrediting Agency, Inc. (ACSCU-AAI).

To Endure Means… (Source: Character First Manual)
I will not be a “quitter.”
I will accept both instruction and correction.
I will not waste my time, energy, talent on meaningless pursuits.
I will bend instead of break.
I will put my whole heart into everything I do


Periodical Exams
First Quarter:
August 6-10 Preschool
August 9-11 English
August 13-14 Chinese

Second Quarter:
October 8-12 Preschool
October 11-13 English
October 15-16 Chinese

Third Quarter:
December 10-14 Preschool
December 13-14 Chinese
December 15-16 English

Fourth Quarter:
March 4-8 Preschool
March 7-8 Chinese
March9,11 English

Students' School Holidays
September 28: Teachers Day
October 29 – November 6: Semester Break
December 20 – January 6: Christmas Break
February 10: Chinese New Year
February 15: Founder’s Day

Year-End Schedule
March 17: Baccalaureate Sunday
March 20: N2 & K1 Awarding Ceremonies
March 21: K2 Closing Exercises
March 22: Gr. 6 & H4 Commencement Exercises
March 23: Recognition Day of non-graduating

A Date With Parents
Preschool parents – June 16, 9:00 am, AVR
Grades 2-6 parents – June 23, 9:00 am, Chapel
Grade 7-High 4 parents – June 30, 9:00 am, AVR

Zion Orkidstra Classes continue every Wednesday 2:20 pm-3:20 pm. Open to all Kinder 1, Kinder 2, Grade 1, Grade 2 pupils. Registration Fee P3,800 / student for the whole school year. Classes start July 4.

Taekwondo Training resumes every Saturday 7:45 am-9:45 am school gym. Registration fee – P2,500 / student for the whole school year. Open to all elementary and high school students. Limited slots only. Classes start July 7.

 SoulTalk February 29, 2012

Director's Teapot

If I really wanted to make a difference, I would...

BE SENSITIVE TO THE LOSSES AND DISAPPOINTMENTS OF OTHERS - Job of the Bible was perhaps the most misunderstood and misjudged by both friends and enemy (Satan). Satan was convinced that Job only revere and love God because of the divine favors that he was receiving. Satan's hypothesis was - take away everything and everyone that Job enjoys/loves and we will see a Job cursing his creator and "benefactor." Job's friends were worse. They were convinced that Job had gravely sinned against God so that he was deserving of the misfortunes he is experiencing. How far better it would have been if the three friends sustained the days of silence and became the empathetic listeners to their distressed and grieving friend, Job. Many times, that is all what a person needs - a listening ear with a heart!

The following Elementary & High School students made it to the TOP 10 in the Metrobank-MTAP DepEd Math Challenge, Division Level held last February 18, 2012:

Grade 4 - Jonathan Conrad Yu & Pequet Anderson Ong
Grade 6 - Makarios Joash Wee & Airam Blanche Uy

Grade 3 - Neal Joshua Borromeo & Trisha Daphney Lim

Grade 2 - Joshua David Tan & Isaac Timothy Lao Uy

Grade 1 - Renise A. Lim & Francis Andre G. Borromeo
High 3 - Melody Lee Yu & Benson Heinrick Go

Grade 5 - Samuel Que & Jeremy Ryan Tio

High 4 - Daryl Patrick Yao & Mario Osmena III

Coaches: Ms. Remedios Iway (Grades 1 & 2), Ms. Shary Faith Layawan (Grade 2), Ms. Mailyn Siao (Grades 3 & 4), Ms. Ofelia Castaneda (Grades 5 & 6), and Ms. Jocelyn Lazaro (High 3 & 4).


 SoulTalk February 6, 2012

Director's Teapot

If I really wanted to make a difference, I would...

REMEMBER SPECIAL OCCASIONS - Special occasions are markers in life. My mother at 83 remembers the birthdays of all her six siblings, six children, thier spouses, 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. It is interesting to note that God wants His people to remember special occasions. On the occasion of the killing of all the firstborn of the Egyptians but sparing the sons of Israel whose door frames were painted with blood, the Lord told Moses: "This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord - a lasting ordinance" (Exodus 12:14). Later while wandering in the wilderness, God established more festivals and He gave this instruction: "These are the Lord's appointed feasts, the sacred assemblies you are to proclaim at that God has done in our lives, most especially, to remember how He saved us and what cost... "This is MY body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me" (Luke 22:19)... God wants us to take time to pause, remember and celebrate the SIGNIFICANCE of the occasion.

 SoulTalk January 2012

Director's Teapot

It's 2012! 366 days to praise God, bless others & improve oneself; 8784 hours to be occupied in worthwhile projects or empty pursuits... What a lot of time for a lot of activities! Let us not waste away the 527,040 minutes of 2012. Let us purpose in our hearts right now to make every minute of 2012 count for eternity. May I suggest that we continue to make a difference by focusing on this one thing -

PRAY, PRAY, PRAY. Our nation took pride in having two (2) bloodless "People Power." But sad to note that both bloodless revolts failed to bring about the reforms and change we all were clamoring. Fr. James Reuter, S.J. invites all Filipinos to try "PRAYER POWER" instead (as emailed to me). This is no quick fix because prayer is hard work. The person engaging in prayer is like a farmer going to the field from morning till sundown, sometimes under extreme weather conditions, believing and hoping that his labors will bring about a great harvest. The "pray-er" is also like a soldier in battle - he is always on red alert for enemy attacks; the praying person is also like an athlete – persevering in training and committed to win. Somebody penned the following to remind us to pray whatever it takes.

When everything seems to go wrong... just P.U.S.H.!
When the job gets you down... just P.U.S.H.!
When people don't do as you think they should... just P.U.S.H.!
When you can't find the right work... just P.U.S.H.!
When your money is "gone" and the bills are due... just P.U.S.H.!
When people just don't understand you... just P.U.S.H.!

PUSH!... Pray Until Something Happens!

Let us hold on to God's promise when He declared: "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14.

Now Accepting Applications and Reservations for School Year 2012-2013
For inquiries, please call Joy Batoctoy or Andrea Canonigo – 2546815 loc. 129 or visit the Registrar during office hours. Or, visit (Under Admissions; downloadable application form)

The Chinese Department will lead the celebration of the Chinese New Year on January 20.
All students are to come to school in any RED shirt and PCGS Jogging pants.

Please send in your used but usable clothing, blankets, towels, footwear, and cook wares; perishable items such as canned goods, noodles and rice. P.S. Praise God we are the Donors and NOT the Beneficiaries in this case.