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It was, however, the Bishop of Milan, Ambrose later to become St. Ambrosewho had the most influence over Augustine. Ambrose was a master of rhetoric like Augustine himself, but older and more experienced. Monica followed Augustine to Milan, where the latter was persuaded by her to agree to a societal marriage, and to which supplications of the former, Augustine readily agreed to let her arrange one.

As a consequence of such compromise, Augustine abandoned his concubine, whom he truly loved and with whom he had stayed with for so long. The separation and termination of such love relationship left Augustine deeply hurt and had a consequential effect of eventually producing a decreased sensitivity to pain. In the summer ofAugustine was led to convert to Christianity, abandon his career in rhetoric, quit his teaching position in Milan, give up any ideas of marriage, and devote himself entirely to serving God and to the practices of priesthood, which included celibacy.

He opened a copy of the bible nearby and read a passage of St. Put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provisions for the desires of the flesh Romans This marked his final conversion to Jesus Christ. He was baptized by St. Ambrose on the Paschal Vigil inat the age of 32, and thereafter resolved to consecrate his life to the Lord.

He organized the clergy in a common life, and wrote a famous rule for religious women. To the people he said: Paul de Chartres, which is of French origin, in the Philippines. During the latter half ofFr. Denis Egan of the Society of St. It was decided to initially commence from the levels of Kindergarten, Grades 1, 2 and 3, with an additional grade level being incorporated for each succeeding school year until the completion of both Elementary and High School.

There being two existing public high schools and several public elementary schools in Iba, it was felt that the only hope of success was to give quality education, and Bishop Byrne brought all the pressure he could on the Mother Superior of the Sisters of St. First Grade School Commencement Exercises. First High School Commencement Exercises. Victoria Cadena became the second High School Principal. Milagros Amos became the fourth H.

Marcelle Navarro became the fourth H. Paul McGee became the fourth Director. Ignatius Tal Placido became the fifth H. Carmela Paglomotan became the fourth Grade. Visitacion Rosario became the fifth Grade School Principal. Lolita Francisco became the kindergarten-in-charge.

Adeline Calderon became the sixth Grade School Principal. Arrival of Archbishop Paciano Aniceto; Fr. Richard Cannon became the sixth Director; Sr. Macrina Gresos became the kinder-in-charge. The adjacent lot now occupied by the High School Building was bought through the efforts and persuasion of Mr.

Atilano Ortega and Atty. Mario Leyco from the family of Pedro Garcia. The PAC headed by Mrs. The great bulk of the construction expenses, however, was financed by donations from abroad acquired by Fr. Richard Cannon and Fr. Fe Cayabyab helped finish the floor and ceiling of the third floor. Paz Arellano and Mrs. Through the efforts of Sr. The stage was renovated and the new volleyball court was constructed March The improvement of the school fence was done.

The Grand Alumni Homecoming was held. Simplicio Esteban was installed as the eighth School Director. Most Reverend Deogracias S.

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Director; A new generator and power house servicing both Grade School and High School Departments was installed; More computer units and printers were acquired. Construction of the S. The roofing of the High School building was completed. Lezada became the tenth School Director; Sr. Moderator; Bishop Deogracias S. Construction of the Multi-Purpose Gym by Engr. Eduardo Aguilar of Daraga, Bicol. Grade School comfort room was improved. Cenzon became the eleventh School director. Ian Maniago became the twelfth School Director; Rev.

Dennis Astor became the Spiritual Director; Sr. Construction of the 1st phase of the Grade School Building by Engr. Eduardo Aguilar of Daraga, Albay. Dennis Astor became thirteenth School Director; Rev.

Arnel Serafica became the Spiritual Director; Sr. Construction of the second phase of the Grade School Building by. Eduardo Aguilar of Daraga Albay. Felix Labios became the Spiritual Director; Sr. Danny Lopez became the fourteenth Director; Sr. Maria Nora Loreno, SPC became the Finance Officer; Completion of the third phase of the grade school building, including the ramp and grade school comfort rooms; Installation of the sound system.

Re-wiring of electrical connections in the H. California The Augusteener December 11www. Montefalcon Class of Grade School Almost noon sometime in late at the cathedral grounds, my sisters, Armin and Rosemarlene Beybi were preparing our packed lunch when suddenly the food spilled, scattered and got soiled. Kaya siguro ako nag-sakristan, mababait talaga sila! Many stories have been said and written about the premier year of St.

As the school building was still being constructed, we, the pioneer 4, initially held classes at the Knights of Columbus Hall. We had these as uniforms up to Grade 6. We had classes from morning until mid-afternoon from Mondays to Fridays. Right before the Mass, we marched down the aisle in pairs, occupying the right front pews near the pulpit.

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Bishop Henry Byrne and Father Connelly even asked us questions in their homilies every time they do the celebration. Pati sa misa mayroon recitation! Aside from classroom studies, we had the usual school activities like recitals, declamations, field demonstrations, stage plays, sports activities, excursions not very often plus performing our church obligations as altar boys and choir members.

Compared to when we were younger, we played with marbles, rubber bands, texts with superhero cardscashew, and sumpit when we were younger. Other extra-school activities then were swimming with classmates at beaches in Iba and at the Bucao River, and attending fiestas at nearby barrios and towns. Looking back, despite a rather carefree life during those years, we still did well in the academics, and recognitions were received at every school year end — the best memories I had at SAS, for these were our gifts for our parents.

Celebrating our golden year,we had a reunion in Iba in April last year at the very place where many of us first met 50 years ago, at the building once occupied by the Knights of Columbus Hall. What could be more fitting than that! The growingup pains, adventurism and frustrations of adolescence bring unique experiences that inspire and sometimes disappoint.

But when one is able to overcome these seemingly endless frustrations with the right values learned and Christian virtues lived, a strong character is formed. This, in my view, was exactly how we were taught and Nothing much changed from elementary graduation to my first months of high school. I was the same tiny girl in braided hair who used to jump over the fence behind the school to avoid the few meters of walk around the block from our house in Sagapan. I had the same set of classmates.

This time we were no longer treated like children but as young adults. Sister Mary Gertrude was the first high school principal and concurrently the Sister Superior. I remember her as the soft-spoken nun who had incredible patience with restless teenagers. Sister Mary Agnes Pauig, the disciplinarian but loving principal with a powerful and beautiful singing voice succeeded Sister Gertrude. She saw us through high school and understandably she was the teacher who influenced us the most.

Her close guarding especially over the young ladies paid off and she made sure everyone kept up with the rules of the school. Except for a few remarkable inci dents, my memories of high school are not that vivid. But that is not at all surprising because those years happened 46 years ago.

Academics and school-related extra-curricular activities exclusively occupied my high school years and not much of gallivanting. Helen Theater, the only cinema and entertainment center operating in Iba during those days was the only place where we could unwind and deviate from the routinely home-school-church-home schedule. No truancy at all, not because we were little saints but because we were happy and contented with what were available in our little world.

Early this year, I visited her at the St. Paul Vigil House in Tanay. Although already advanced in age, she is still the charming Sister Agnes that I used to know. It was really touching that she Being pre Vatican II babies, we were trained to sing the Gregorian chants, the psalms, the church songs and to say the liturgical responses in Latin.

It seemed easy and natural for us because our parents and grandparents prayed in the same manner. In whispers, we were curious about how the nuns live but we never uncovered much of the mystery; and to this day I still wonder if the nuns then used mirrors when combing their hair. I also remember my first taste of teaching when I was assigned as a catechist at the Palanginan Elementary School, a prelude to my future career. Highlights of our junior and senior years were the declamation contests, the stage plays and the glee club performances.

All of these required a lot of patience and endurance for long hours of coaching and practice, just so we can deliver our parts well or learn and master new songs. SAS then, was well known in the entire province of Zambales for students who excel in these areas. And those in the honor roll easily qualified entrance to prestigious schools for college.

Some were career-driven while some preferred to live simple and peaceful lives but nonetheless happy and fulfilled. My high school years are memorable because of the friendships I have developed with classmates and school mates. Every time we get together, we are reminded of how we were in high school. We always enjoy recalling those days of childhood innocence. They are precious, unforgettable, and irreplaceable memories. We may not have laptops, iPads and iPhones then, but we communicated well.

We listened and took to heart the advices of our teachers. We learned to take our responsibilities seriously. This brief narrative will be incomplete without mentioning a few experiences we had in both elementary and high school.

In grade school, all pupils were directed to speak the English language while inside the campus. No one was exempt; the rule applied to everyone from kindergarten to the higher grades. There were patrollers who monitored the violators and those caught were made to face every class to admit they broke the rule. It was more fun than punishment for us. English was not only to be spoken but also to be written in the correct grammar.

I would like to end this short trip down memory lane with greetings of goodwill to all members of SAS Class What we have become, we owe significantly from our alma mater and teachers, who in partnership with our parents taught us how to live meaningful lives, not only for ourselves but also for others.

Everytimewegettogether,weare reminded of how we were in high school. We enjoy recalling those days of childhood innocence. We may not have laptops, ipads and iphones then, but we communicated well. Thus he decided to put up the very first Catholic learning institution in the capital town. It was in that our Alma Mater, the St. Columban led by Bishop Henry Byrne. This parochial school was delegated to the St. And this was the reason how it came about that SAS is a St.

These Sisters tried their best to give the first pupils quality education that pleased Bishop Byrne and the Columban priests. The students were trained to speak English within the school campus. The commuting pupils, who were only grade 2 and 3, prayed the rosary in the jeeps on their way to and from school. Every morning the sisters brought the children to church for a visit to the Blessed Sacrament while Bishop Byrne used to be in the cathedral going up and down the middle aisle praying the rosary.

The pupils who were formed in lines getting out would be greeted one by one by Bishop Byrne standing at the door way who surprisingly knew everyone by name. She taught kindergarten, Sr.

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They were the first SPC sisters who were dressed like flying nuns during that time. They had only one section for each grade level.

And that time, teachers who were nuns were able to teach their pupils one on one because of their small number. They only transferred after construction of the original school building made of wood was finished. Paul Congregation in the Philippines, Sr. Madeleine Denaga who assigned four of her nuns to start managing the St. According to the pioneer graduates, their very first school was the Knights of Columbus building beside the St.

Augustine Cathedral where the Diocesan Pastoral Center now stands. The first pupils impressed their teachers very well because they showed intelligence and innate talents.

This was observed by Sr. Mildred who was herself a gold medalist in dramatics during her high school years at the St. Paul College of Quezon City. Mary Mildred was also a musician. She developed the singing talents of the pupils to the surprise and admiration of the Columban fathers. Mildred was transferred, Sr. She was a classmate of Sr. Both plays were staged for high school students. Cristina Pastores in the lead role.

On the other hand, Edgar Yap and Manuel Farrales did well in declamation. The school canteen was just a small table with a few bottles of soft drinks, a box of candies, a two or three boxes of biscuits or sandwiches with margarine, just for some pupils who did not bring their packed snacks for recess prepared by their parents.

Clemencia was in charge of the little canteen and then came Sr. Lydia who took over her. The land was believed to be a former cemetery a long time ago, the reason why the soil was not suited for a vegetable garden because it was full of cement and stones. So instead, the boys planted papayas since it needed small space only for the seedlings with two yards apart and just two papayas for each boy. Now the mustard seed that has been planted by the SPC nuns especially the pioneer ones, Sr.

Mariette together with the late Bishop Byrne, Rev. Malcolm McKeating and Fr. Thomas Faye has now become a very big tree, sturdy and still going stronger at 50 years of existence.

Thomas Faye has now become a very big tree, sturdyandstillgoingstrongerat 50 years of existence. The school had programs from time to time, so the students had to bring the chairs down from the classrooms for the audience. Gardening was a subject in the curriculum for the boys. It was a problem, though, because the school grounds have no enough space for planting.

The Augusteener December 15www. They grew up in the same neighborhood, walked the same streets, and attended the same school. They were partners in one of the most memorable plays at St. Ironically, they hardly interacted with each other. Junnie and Juvy were schoolmates who can be considered as one of the most unexpected couples from St. Their families were close, their friends were common but both of them were simply shy and engrossed in their own respective worlds.

Juvy, left for the United States after graduation from SAS high school with flying colors as class valedictorian. It took 8 years before they met again, as if by fate, when Juvy went back to the Philippines to pursue Medicine at UST. Junnie was home for a break before his Medical Board Exams. Unfortunately, Junnie had a steady girlfriend at that time while Juvy had just broken up with her boyfriend before going back to the Philippines and was not ready for any new relationship.

Augustine s School in the s. Seeing Juvy again after so many years left Junnie love struck and sleepless. Juvy felt the same way. To have a reason to see Juvy, Junnie offered to bring her more reference books to help her in school.

It was a chance Juvy could not pass in order to get to know Junnie better. In the days that followed, they exchanged cards and letters. Junnie patiently waited and picked Juvy up after school at every chance he got. He tried to visit her daily, helped her with research reports and homework even if it entailed him to stay until midnight.

The Augusteener December 17www. The couple grew closer all the more as weeks and months passed by. There were endless phone calls and more exchanges of cards and letters. During vacation breaks, they usually go back and forth to Iba to have picnics as they watched the sun go down at the Sand Valley Beach Resort. They also visited SAS and the Cathedral, took pictures, walked along the narrow streets of Iba, and enjoyed crates of the famous Zambales mangoes.

Everyone in Iba did not expect to even see them together. They had fun and were simply inseparable. Juvy realized how shy but sweet, humorous, and loving Junnie was. She realized he was not snobbish after all.

It was difficult not to fall in love with him considering he was her high school crush, a secret she was able to keep all throughout the years after their stints at SAS.

W Junnie s parents were pleased to find out he was courting Juvy. His mother especially favored Juvy and wrote her letters from time to time. It was not the case with Juvy s parents at first. Junnie was persistent though and tried to "court" them particularly Juvy s strict father. It was Junnie s sincerity and love of music and history especially his World War II stories that helped him win the approval of Juvy s father.

With that, Juvy finally accepted Junnie as her new found love. There was no turning back from then on. Their romance blossomed and the rest was history. Junnie and Juvy left for the U.

They got married the same year in Rancho Palos Verdes, California and they now reside in Hercules, California with their year-old daughter, Meg. As a start, they too, have had their shares of ups and downs just like any other couple.

Though, opposite in many ways the two have always managed to compromise at the end of each passing day. As years go by, their love for each other has gone stronger than ever as it has passed the test of time. When their allowances ran out, they stayed at Juvy s place to enjoy each other s jokes with something as simple as Chippy and Coke.

This wonderful couple shall be celebrating their 19th wedding anniversary next year with a fervent desire to visit St. This story is a proof that these two people are really meant for each other which we can call destiny. In cooperation with TREES Philippines, a nongovernment organization NGOthe SAS Alumni Association has joined hands with SAS administration and the combined junior and senior students who did not mind getting drenched and muddied, as they scaled the steep slopes going to the planting sites to plant a total of assorted seedlings of acacia, casuarinas, and other tree species.

This tree planting project was an initiative of the school as it partnered with the said NGO, to bring back the green forests of the province that has been greatly denuded ever since the eruption of Mt.

Norma Que, this community service was great success as it saw every participant carry six to ten seedlings amidst heavy downpour trekking mountain trails to plant them. TREES Philippines has been partnering with various organizations to restore the forest covers in Zamables especially on denuded lands.

This reforestation activity covered only about two hectares while there are many more lands that need to be reforested.

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Although tree planting seemed to look like an easy task, it actually involves laborious preparations like brushing, holing and staking that incur expenses. Villanueva was born on October 14, to Juan B. He grew up in Botolan, Zambales and took up his elementary and high school education at the St. As a young boy, he dreamed of becoming a military pilot.

Inafter spending a year at the Mapua Intstitute of Technology as an engineering student, he entered the Philippine Military Academy as a cadet.

Francis graduated in and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Philippine Air Force. Shortly thereafter, he entered the Philippine Air Force Flying School in Lipa City as an aviation cadet and finished his flight training in Biography of Francisco A. Uknown After earning his wings, he served with the th Helicopter Wing of the Philippine Air force which brought him to different parts of the country performing close air support, air transport, air evacuation and search and rescue missions for the Armed Forces of the Philippines AFP ground troops.

He received several commendations for his heroic actions and meritorious services as a military pilot including one when he was wounded while performing an air evacuation of military casualties in Samar in November The Augusteener December 21www. Ian Maniago Class of What makes my high school life in St. A lot of reasons, I should say, because I was a minor seminarian then and at the same time a regular high school student.

Now here is my story why our alma mater will always be in my heart. In behalf of the Priests and Lay Alumni of St. Augustine School SAS for being a great part of our religious formation. Ours is a unique experience and situation during our formation years. The SAS minor seminary was the only one of its kind in our country allowing its seminarians to attend their academic classes outside its premises. While we attended our Latin, music and theology classes inside the seminary under the tutelage of priests who were then managing SAMS.

Inside SAMS, we developed a different kind of friendship and camaraderie among fellow seminarians. We sung together, we prayed together, we praised God together and we even cried and laughed together because we lived in one house. Our bond of friendship transcended into a higher level of brotherhood. And for four years, we have developed that kind of relationship. Friendships developed not only among us seminarians but also among students at SAS.

We became one family then, and as it was, our life was not always smooth sailing. There arose also some disagreements among our seminary rector and the school principal regarding conflicts involving seminarians and students over petty issues like rivalry on crushes Magkaribalrivalry in class standing Pagalinganand rivalry in sports competition Gulangan sa basketball that at times resulted to brawls and misunderstandings.

But at the end of each day, more lessons have been learned and more bonds of friendship have been formed and strengthened. Even up to now, I still recall the happy memories of spending the night together with our crushes during our Junior and Seniors Prom.

Aside from this, my memories on scouts camping, school intramurals and field demonstrations, field trips, and provincial meets are still very vivid up to now. I also remember how our mentors exerted much of their efforts to review all of us, senior students to be ready for the annual National College Entrance Examination. And who will forget our excitement as we waited for our graduation day. Each passing day that we practiced our formation to the tune of the graduation march song was a real joy and gladness for all of us.

And finally, as I remember our graduation ball, many heart-warming memories are relived. But most of all, SAS has formed our morals at the same time it also strengthened our faith all the more. Some of us became priests while others followed a different path.

Now as we come closer to go back once again to our alma mater and meet our school mates again, we feel overwhelmed and indebted forever to St.

I know I can never bring those days again but for sure the memories instilled in my hearts and minds shall always linger forever. Una, maliban sa talbos ng kamote, bagok lang ang kaya naming bilhin.

Iisipin ko pa lang, mas nahihilo ako sa gagastusing pamasahe kesa sa pagsakay sa Victory bus. Malayo ang Panan sa Iba sabi ko sa lola mama kong nagalaga sa akin kaya mas pipiliin ko na lang magaral sa barangay high school. Hayaan mo na lang, igagapang ka ng maliit nating tindahan. Ganyan ba ang turo nila? Natutunan ko lang yan sa pagbabasa ng nakasulat sa sachet ng shampoo at pagbabasa ng newspaper.

Ang unang araw ko ay nabalutan ng maliit na pagtingin sa sarili. Ang uniform ko ay pinaglumaan ng uncle kong 4th year sa parehong paaralan. May bonus pang punit sa may kwelyo. Ang sapatos ko ay pudpod at may nakabaong thumb tack na mahirap tanggalin. Ngunit masaya ako dahil bago lahat ng aklat ko na wala sa pampublikong paaralan. First year na ako.

At kasama ng pagputol sa dulong balat ko ay ang pagputol sa mga hindi magagandang nakagawian ko, alam kong huhubugin ako ng institusyong kinabibilangan ko. Naiinggit ako sa uncle kong magaling magdasal.

Kasalanan ko dahil ang alam ko ay bersiyong Aba Ginoong Maria. Ang pagdarasal sa wikang Ingles ang unang naging proud ako bilang Augusteener at higit sa lahat, ang sabayang pagbigkas nito papuntang langit.

Dito binuklod ang pinagsama samang pananampalatayang walang bahid malisya. Dito pa lang magsisimula ang kwento ko. Hindi ko sasabihing pinakamagaling ang batch namin at lalong malayo naman sa pinakamahina. Madami lang sa amin ang hindi competitive. Kung ang karamihan ay umaani ng medalya, kami ay umaani ng sermon. Kung ang karamihan ay nanliligaw na, kami ay naglilimahid ang leeg kalalaro. Iba iba ang grupo namin.

Pero iisa ang hulma ng aming patutunguhan bilang mga anak ng Diyos na naglalakbay, nabubuwal, bumabangon at patuloy na naglalakad. May grupo ng pasosyal na mga purdoy na ngayon. May mga grupo ng mahihirap at ngayon ay tumutulong na sa mga dating mapepera. May mga feeling magaganda at gwapo at nangangamoy ang mga kilikili dati at ngayon ay number one marketing specialist ahente kung medyo mahirap ng mga pampaputi ng kilikili.

May mga heartthrobs dating mga tinitilian pero ngayon ay siya ng mga tumitili. May mga ugly ducklings pero mga beautiful swans na ngayon at iyong mga iba naging adult ducks lang. May mga siga noon pero nakapalda na ngayon. May mga laging infatuated dati at ngayon ay nagsisilbi sa Panginoon at naging matapat na mangingibig.

May mga manang manang dati pero sunod sunod ang mga anak ngayon. Sila lang ang makapagsasabi ngayon kung sino sila sa mga nabanggit ko. Kawing kawing ang bawat araw na inilagi na min sa ating paaralan. Madalas nga paglipas ng panahon, nagkakaroon na ng direktang koneksiyon ang bawat isa. Iyong iba na lalaman nila. Iyong iba, hindi nila namamal ayan. Iyong iba, patuloy na i sinabuhay kung ano ang natutu nan nila sa paaralan. At iyong iba, ibang landas ang piniling lakbayin. Hindi naman sagradong maitutur ing ang paaralang ito.

Hindi rin kabanalan ang mahabang litanya at dasaling itinuro dito. Wala rin katunayan na ang mga magaaral na nagkasala ay hindi na muling makakabalik sa mga bisig ng Diyos. Malamang hindi na ako makikilala ng aking mga naging guro. Lalo na at hindi naman ako nag excel sa anumang bagay maliban siguro sa magbigay ng mga nakakatawang palayaw ng mga kaklase ko, i-impersonate ng palihim ang ibang teachers, magdala ng makapal na encyclopedia at kunyaring binabasa para kunyari mukhang matalino, pisain ang pimples, magdrawing ng bundok na may bahay sa tuktok, mag lead ng prayer, madalas nasa last part na lagyan ng bunot ang mga bag ng classmates ko, gumawa ng mga kwento at tula na ako lang ang nagbabasa, kumain sa karinderya na sabaw ang ulam, mainggit sa magagandang damit ng mga kaklase ko at mang agaw ng crush ng iba para masabing binata na rin ako at maglaro ng volleyball hanggang ma-office ako dahil natamaan ang balakang ni sister dahil kinailangan niyang gumastos ng manghihilot.

Ngunit higit sa mga nakakatawa at nakakatuwang mga bagay at alaala, may natutunan ako sa naging buhay ko sa SAS na hindi ko makakalimutan. Sa kabila ng pagkaagnas ng kwelyo ko, napalitan rin iyon ng bago. Hindi habang buhay ay nakasadlak ang isang buhay sa putik. Dahil sa tiyaga at pananampalataya, nagkakaroon ng tunay na langit.

Kung dati, ni rerecite ko lang ang rosary kasama ng mga ka klase ko, ngayon ito ay sumisimbolo sa isang paikot na daan na ng mga marubdob ang mga puso at pananampalataya.

Na ang lahat ay nagsimula sa Diyos at sa Diyos din babalik. Sa ngayon, hindi ko alam kung may lihim na nanlait sa kwelyo kong punit o may nagtangkang nagtanong kung naiintindihan ko ba talaga ang mga dasal ko.

Siya nga pala, mahirap pa rin ako. Hindi rin ako tumalino. Hindi rin ako naging heartthrob. Pero dahil sa SAS, nalaman kong kaya hindi daw natin naririnig ang Diyos ay sa kadahilanang maingay tayo. What sets them apart from other educators is that a Paulinian school is not just a system or an edifice — it is a place where every student is important because each St.

Paul Sister knows her student personally. To a Paulinian student, the fondest memories from school always include the personal attention and nurturing care received from a particular or several St. We now joyfully realize that our good Lord has truly blessed her efforts and looks upon her with favor as we now see the fruits in our adult lives. But the even greater joy we feel is that when we meet her again long after we have left school, she still remembers each one of us by name and our personal character!

It is with great consolation to feel assured that if indeed our names are indelibly written in the palms of her hands, then she has been faithfully praying for us all these years! Praise and thanks be to God for Sister Esperanza Fadera! On the negative side, President John F. Kennedy of the United States got assassinated. This was also the year I got enrolled in St.

When this great school started, all it could offer was Kindergarten up to Grade 3. There was an expectation that the guys in Grade 3 were to continue up to Grade 6. At that time, high school was not within my mindset. Moving in to St. Paul of Chartres - with uniforms at that. I was really awed by that transformation, and the uncertainties facing me as a pioneering student, was a cause for concern.

I will be meeting new faces — both teachers and students alike. And I guess, in hindsight that was pretty tough for any young kid from out of town. When we started in Grade III, there were 15 of us — 5 boys and 10 girls. The four mining companies, including BNMI were allowed to haul down 8. The EPEP includes the environmental programs the mining company has to accomplish to mitigate the impact of mining operations to the environment.

They also have the endorsements of at least two of the three local government units. They have to have all of this prior to the issuance of Environmental Clearance Certificate ECC wherein mining conditions or parameters are indicated.

Included in the ECC is the construction of a mining road before hauling of their mining products. EMB monitors the effects of mining operations in the ambient air, the water and the bodies and the land. Securing permits was not that easy. Aside from complying with the written and legally approved governmental requirements and procedures, there are unwritten and unregulated procedures that the miners have to comply. Getting endorsements from the LGUs is also not that easy. However, the applicants endorsed by the barangay chairpersons of host barangays and the mayor could not be denied by the companies.

Monitoring the Mining Operations. After getting permits and certificates, the mining companies have to operate in accordance with environmental and mining laws and regulations. They have to follow acceptable national mining standards. To ensure that mining operations are not destructive to the environment and to the livelihood of the people, the mining operations have to be monitored and regular quarterly reports have to be submitted to the national government.

Before the start of the extractive mining operations, a Multipartite Monitoring Team MMT has to be formed for the mining sites and outside the mining sites. Thus, every mining company has to have at least two MMTs. Monitoring is done quarterly. Cruz, Zambales are not causing any environmental destructions. This is in contrast to your report.

Inmassive environmental destruction is already evident in the whole town. The roads in interior barangays turned from concrete to dirt and the national asphalted road is dusty when dry and chocolaty when wet. The riverbanks are red and the sea water is itchy.

Those who are against mining, including the businessmen and the farm owners chose to keep silent. The Formation of the Concerned Citizens of Sta. Cruz, Zambales Only a few brave men and women stood up and struggled against mining. It was a struggle even in the forging of unity and in the formation of the organization.

On the 9th of Aprilthis few brave men and women met, discussed and decided to form a loose network which later became an organization, the Concerned Citizens of Sta. And the struggle continued. The few brave men and women have to enjoin other citizens and netizens. While locally other people were invited to the monthly meeting, a facebook group named Concerned Citizens of Sta. Cruz was formed in the same evening the first meeting was held to inform if not educate the netizens of Sta.

Cruz from all over the world and encourage them to help in stopping the mining that s causing the bleeding of the environment. The awareness of the local people with regards to the environment was cultivated. An environmental concert led by Noel Cabangon was organized with the support of the netizens and citizens of Sta.

Cruz and the Catholic Church. Election of Officers was held in September and the organization was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission in January Evidence Based Complaints Submitted Summer ofdestruction to farmlands, rivers and roads were documented.

Tubo-tubo Norte and Sur were visited and the complaints of the 56 farmers who believed that they could still get justice were gathered and documented.

The much bigger number of affected farmers did not file complaint for they already lost their interest when they were told by the local officials, barangay and municipal, that they could not do anything because the mining permits were issued by the national government. The mining effects on the health of the people were assessed. These cases were summarized and complaints were submitted to the Secretary of the DENR, Ramon Paje on the first week 5 of May during a meeting with him in his office.

Sampu 10 sa 13 bayan ng Zambales ay minimina: Labing-anim 16 na mining companies ang may permiso mula sa MGB: Cruz ay siyam 9: Ito ba ang pag-unlad kung: Sa isang bayan ay mayroong mahigit na sampung kumpaniya ng pagmimina at lima dito ay sabay-sabay na pinapatag ang bundok at hinahakot ang lupa, bato, at mineral patungo sa ibang bansa na nagdudulot ng kapinsalaan sa buhay at pangmatagalang kabuhayan ng mas maraming mamamayan?

Daang-daang ektaryang na ng sakahan na ang hindi matamnan, bumagsak na ang huli ng mga mangingisda, nagkakasakit at namamatay na ang mga mamamayan sa gutom at disgrasya… nanganagnib na ang negosyong turismo dahil sa pagkasira ng mga dagat.

Itigil na po ang ang kasakiman ng iilan at paniwala ng pamahalaan na ang pagmimina ang magbabandera sa pag-unlad ng bayan. Ito po ay isang kabaliwan dahil ang katotohanan ay mas maraming mamamayan ang nawawalan ng buhay at kabuhayan.

Thus, these government agencies started their own investigation in the latter half of The DA noted effects of nickel laterite to irrigated farms in Bgy.

Bolitioc, but the employees of DOH Region 3 were told by the municipal employees that there is no problem with the quality of water supply. The vice governor of Zambales Ramon Lacbain was also invited to come to Sta. Cruz to see the effects of mining, especially to farmlands.