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Volume 2, Issue 1

The Official Publication of Holy Trinity School of Padre Garcia Bats. Inc, Lipa Branch

A.Y. 2014-2015

Last February 6-8 of this


year, 50 private and public schools across the
country participated in
the 12th National Science
Quest held at Pasig City.
The 3 day contest aims to
promote academic excellence in Science and create camaraderie and
sportsmanship
among
students and coaches.
Aside from the prestige of
winning, this competition
also provides a venue for
the students where they
can develop their poten-

tials, apply what they have


learned and boost up their
confidence to fully show
their skills and knowledge
in such learning area.
Fortunately, HTS participated in this contest and
congratulations to Bea
Cassandra De Ocampo
of Grade 5 St. Anthony for
securing the SECOND
PLACE in the Science
Quiz Bee Category. Despite the nerve-wrecking
competition that brought
her to tie-breaker questions from District, to Di-

vision, to Regional and TO GOD BE ALL THE


even up to National Level, GLORY!!!PROUD TO BE A
De Ocampo strongly made TRINITARIAN!!!
it on top. She received
a trophy and certificate
on the last day of the
event.
May this award inspires
her and our school to
strive for excellence in
the coming years as it
signifies all the hard
work and commitment
exerted by De Ocampo
and her coach Ms.
Jovelle M. Harina during their reviews.

Its been a privilege


for our school, not just to
be part of the Science
Quest , but also to be included to those who made
it on top. And just recently, another student triumph in the Science Quest
Regional Level. The
fourth year student, ANGELA MAE V. CASTILLO won as the SECOND PLACE WINNER in
the Collage Making Contest in the said event that
was held at Holy Nazarene
School, Tanza, Cavite last
November 2, 2014. This
was joined by different
competitive schools all
over the region.

Castillo prepared
for almost a month for this
competition under the supervision of her Science
teacher Miss Jovelle M.
Harina. During the said
competition, all contestants were given two hours
to create an artwork using
indigenous materials that
will best reflect the theme
about the environment.
And fortunately, the creative hands and imaginations of Castillo reached
the expectations of the
judges. This shows that
success will always be
achieved by those who are
determined, dedicated and
have faith in God.

Nito lamang ika-22 ng


Agosto, lumahok ang 30
piling mga mag-aaral sa
elementarya (Baitang 4, 5,
at 6) ng ating paaralan sa
Madulang Sabayang Pagbigkas alinsunod sa pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng
Wika. Ito ay ginanap sa
Padre Valerio Malabanan
Memorial School na nilahukan ng 22 paaralan sa
Lungsod ng Lipa (West
District).
Halos isang buwan
din na naghanda ang mga
mag-aaral para sa kompetisyong nabanggit. Hindi
naman
nasayang
ang
kanilang pag-eensayo sapagkat kanilang nakamit

ang IKALONG PARANGAL. Ito ay hindi maisasakatuparan kung wala ang


tulong at gabay ng
kanilang guro sa Filipino
na si Bb. Jesusa Marie
Matulac, na lubhang tumutok sa kanilang pageensayo.
Nakakatuwang makita na
sa mura nilang edad ay
naranasan agad nila ang
sarap ng tagumpay mula sa
kanilang
hindi
matatawarang sipag at tiyaga.
Hindi imposibleng mangyari itong muli dahil ika
nga, Walang imposible
kung may pagtutulungan
at pagtitiwala sa Maykapal.

Children begging for


food, young girls holding
their babies while pleading
for money, people asking
for alms; these are very
usual scenes that we can
observe in our society. It is
very evident that mendicancy is really a problem
that must be solved.
In 1978, an AntiMendicancy Law or also
known as Presidential Decree 1563 was issued by
former President Ferdinand Marcos. This law
aims to "control and eradicate mendicancy", as well
as to promote social justice and protection of life,
property and dignity of the
country's citizens. How-

ever,
the
number
of
mendicants in
our country is
still growing,
most
especially during
Yuletide Season Why? For
it
wasn't
strictly implemented by the
authorities and theres
lack of centers that can
accommodate high number of beggars that can be
rescued. And since it is
not being executed, Filipinos are ignorant about this
law and continue giving
alms to those beggars. But
just recently, a number of
cities, including ours
headed by city Councilor
Joel Pua, pushed a stricter
level of this law. If you'll
be hearing about this law
for the first time, you
might be against it. What
we simply want is to help
those who are in need, as
we have learned open
wide your hand to your
brother, to the needy and
to the poor, in your

As the school principal, Holy Trinity


School has been providing quality education for almost 5 years. This institution serves as the nurturing haven of youth where their pillars of
learning are moulded and
strengthened to be competent
enough in the different aspects
of life. Lots of improvement
were implemented by the administration. Aside from
chapel and library, speech lab
was also established. There are
many changes, the new mission and vision of this school
are considered the most important part of innovations.
And now, this second issue of
our school paper is an evident
progress of our institution. May
Our Almighty Father guide us as we
burgeon triumph.

land..Deuteronomy
15:11 . Its not wrong to
help but of course, the
government needs to protect the people, not only
the beggar from indignities and deprivation but
also the public from abusive and rowdy beggars.Give a man a fish
and you feed him for a
day. Teach a man to fish
and you feed him for a
lifetime. (Chinese Proverb). Survival isnt just
enough. It would be best if
government provides
enough institutions where
they can stay and be
taught different works so
in due time, they'll be able
to live on their own and
raise their families. They
may be physically able,
but because of being illiterate, they cannot find any
other source of living.
We might get annoyed
by these people, but lets
open our mind to understand. If you'll be in their
position, physically able
but still helpless, what
would you do? In the
country where basic costs

of food and necessities are


rapidly growing while employment opportunities are
still low, can we blame
these people if begging is
their last resort?
THE COMMUNIQU

Academic Year 2014-2015

Natalie Rae C. Macaraig


Editor-in-chief
Jaira M. Herrera
Farah Sumudlayon
Associate Editors
Myka Therese B. Leslie
Managing Editor
Jewelle Napiza
News Editor
Ciara Lou Presco
Feature/Literary Editors
Fernand Angelo Orbase
Sports Editor
Angela Mae V. Castillo
Art Design Editor
Frances Therese Bacani
Fritz Jewel Algabre
Photojournalists
Ms. Jennifer M. Brucal
Ms. Jesusa Marie M. Matulac
Ms. Julie Abigael D. Coloma
Advisers
Ms. Luz T. Lumbera

School Principal

Dear Editor,
On the last school year, our first ever newspaper called 'Communique' had been a big success.
That is a great achievement for the institution
most especially for the students.
I'm extending my boundless gratitude to the
editorial board for being one of the keys in this
achievement. I hope that you'll continue being an
inspirations for many dreamers wishing that
someday, they will have the chance to write and
be part of the school organ. This issue is a symbol
of a growing yet, Continue to try, to write, and to
inspire.
Respectfully yours,
Angela Mae Bunyi
Grade 8-St. Magdalene

Filipinos suffer from a


lot of catastrophes- earthquakes, landslides, flashfloods, and typhoons which
are major threat to life,
property and even economy.
PAGASA announces that
we have to expect more or
less 20 storms yearly. And
for that, we may accept the
fact that two or three of
these typhoons will be disastrous event. And the questions that we can always
hear Are we really ready or
prepared for these disastrous
events? Are the government
officials and agencies doing
their job in protecting the
people?
I doubt that they are not
prepared. I doubt that the
Local Government, agencies
like PAGASA and
NDRRMC and even the
people are not ready for
these disasters. The Local
governments provide equipment and evacuation centers
that can be used; they have
people who are well-trained
in taking precautionary
measures and they prepare
relief goods that will be
needed by the victims and
casualties.
On the other hand, PAGASA and NDRRMC are
doing also a great job. Time
to time they are informing
the public about the condition of the typhoon before it
hits the country, as it hits
the country and even after it
landed. Even they are also

victims (which some cannot actually realize),


theyre still going to their
offices and doing everything that they can, in all
means, just to update the
people.
Filipinos are used to typhoons and so I can say,
we citizens are also ready
for these. By the time we
heard about the incoming
typhoon, one or two days
are enough

for us to set the basic


things that we need and to
do what we have to.
But, in spite of these
preparations, our country
can still experience repetitive destructions. The Government or even I cannot
give an exact solution for
these, because typhoons
are typhoons. But I can
say, lets not use those
times to blame each other
and to question anybodys

Napakasaklap ng pangyayaring naganap noong


Enero 25, 2015 araw ng
Linggo nang gumimbal
hindi lamang sa Pilipinas
pati na sa buong mundo
ang balitang napatay ang
44 na pulis laban sa Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom
Fighters (BIFF) at Moro
Islamic Liberation Front
(MILF). Napakasakit sa
mga kamag-anak na namatayan dahil hustisya ang
isinisigaw nila.
Ang Peace talk sa
Bangsamoro ng Gobyerno
at BIFF ay mainit na usapin
ngayon. May dalawang
paraan para matapos ang
kaguluhang ito: kamatayan
o dadaanin sa mapayapang
usapan. Kung papatayin

ang lahat ng terorista sa


Pilipinas, wala tayong
lakas. Kung hihingi tayo ng
tulong sa ibang bansa may
posibilidad na magsanib
pwersa ang lahat nang
mauutak at brutal na terorista sa mundo. At pagkatapos, walang tigil na hidwaan ang mararanasan ng
mga matatanda sangkot
pati na ang mga walang
kamuwang-muwang
na
bata.
Madami
ang
madadamay. Dadanak ng
dugo at maaapektuhan lahat ng pag-iisip ng mga
tao. Ilan lang yan sa
magiging resulta kung ang
pipiliin ay kamatayan.
Kung ito naman ay
dadaanin sa mahinahon at
mapayapang usapan, may

work and think that they


are not doing their work (as
it seems we are the one
who are just sitting and not
doing anything to help our
fellowmen). Instead, lets
be part of the solution so
we could at least lessen the
destructions it can brought
to us. We are not ignorant
about the destruction of our
nature for man encounter
this every now and then.
Spare the nature and embrace its kindness in the
future .

tiyansang matapos ito nang


walang dadanak na dugo.
Walang magkakasala at
walang magluluksa. Maaaring matagal na panahong
matapos ang hidwaan na
ito ngunit ang magiging
kapalit ay maayos na pamumuhay at walang masasayang na buhay.
Makikitang sang-ayon
ako sa peacetalk ngunit
hindi ibig sabihin ay pinagkakatiwalaan ko ang mga
opisyal na nagsusulong
nito. Sa huli, kung gugustuhin ng mga mamamayan
ang kapayapaan, gagawa
sila ng paraan para
makamit ito. Hindi man
para sa sariling kapakanan
kundi para sa magiging pamilya ng bawat isa.

Ang wikang Filipino na


siyang pambansang wika sa
Pilipinas ay ang wikang
ginagamit sa lahat ng sulok
ng bansa. Ito ang nagsisilbing sinturon upang maitali
ang mga mamamayan
upang maging isa sila sa
kanilang mga diwa at pangarap. Mahirap isipin kung
walang sariling wika na
magiging daan upang magkabuklod-buklod ang mga
hiwa-hiwalay na isla ng
Pilipinas. Maaaring magdulot ito ng mga kaguluhan at
hindi pagkakaunawaan.
Filipino: Wika ng Pagkakaisa, ito ang temang
pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng
Wika sa taong ito. Ang aming paaralan, Holy Trinity
School (Lipa Branch) ay
nagsagawa ng ibat ibang
gawaing lilinang sa kasanayan, talento at kakayahan ng mga mag-aaral sa
larangan ng pagbigkas at
pagsulat. Ang pagdiriwang
ay nagtatampok ng mga
gawaing pangwika at pangkultura. Ang buwan ng
wika ay pinagdiwang
namin noong Agosto 25,
2014 kung saan may ibat
ibang labanang naganap. Ito
ang mga nagkamit ng
unang pwesto sa ibat ibang
kategorya: Pagsulat ng
sanaysay: Maxine Iris
Macaraig (Intermediate
Level), Nathalie Rae
Macaraig (High School
Level), Paggawa ng Tula:
Jewelle Kristine Napiza
(Intermediate Level), Ian
Xyrille Mendoza (High
School Level) Isahang
Awit: Ayesha Dwayne

Mendoza (Primary Level),


Maxine Iris Macaraig
(Int erm edi at e Level ),
Rianne Gabrielle Ericta
(High School Level), Masining na Pagkukuwento:
Louise Francesca Macalintal (Primary Level), Ken
B y r o n
R e c e d e
(Intermediate Level), Mary
Lefdey Ramos (High
School Level), Poster Making: Pope John Paul Casilao
(Intermediate Level), Angela Mae Castillo (High
School Level), Slogan
Making: Justin Dayne Bryant Pea (Intermediate
Level), Angel Qurie Vallesteros (High School Level),
Balagtasan: Grade 8-St.
Mary Magdalene (High
School Level), Sabayang
Pagbigkas: Grade 1- St.
Nicholas (Primary Level),
Fourth Year St. John (High
School Level). Ang bawat
kalahok ay nagpakita ng
kani-kanilang talento. At
ang agaw pansin sa lahat ay
ang naggagandahang mga
kasuotan ng mga guro at
estudyante na barong at kimono sa pamumuno ng aming guro sa Filipino na si
Bb. Jesusa Marie Matulac.
Ang hindi magmahal
sa sariling wika ay higit sa
hayop at malansang isda,
kaya ating pagyamaning
kusa, gaya ng inang sa atin
ay nagpala. Itoy tanayag
na kataga mula sa ating
pambansang bayani na si
Dr. Jose Rizal na nagsasabing ang wika ay kaluluwa
na nagbibigay buhay at
batayan ng natatanging
kultura ng isang bansa.

Department of Education conducted a


competition
among
Kindergartens that will
serve as an essential
vehicle in the development of a strong foundation of literacy. Our
school supported this
program which was
held at PVMMS last December 5, 2014 and
was joined by 13 private schools in the
West District of Lipa
City.

are really priceless as


she
was
able
to
strengthen her selfconfidence and hold the
pressure that every
competition
brings.

Fortunately, ABRIENE
NATALIE R. BENTER
showcased her potentials and won Second
Place in her category.
Her efforts and charms

their teacher Ms. Laarni


T. Galvez. Parents made
it possible also for they
gave their 100% trust
and support to their
kids. They let their kids,
at young tender age,
to be exposed so that
talents wont be enhanced late.

Last February 21 of this


year, our school participated in the 5TH
MEGAMINDS IQ CHALLENGE that was held at
Canossa Academy, Lipa
City. This contest aims to
empower students with
new understanding of what
has been, what is now and
what can be. And congratulations to Jewelle Kristine
V. Napiza, Ken Byron M.
Recede and Mary Lyza C.
Garcia for being in the 4TH
PLACE in a group category that was participated
by different schools from
both public and private.
Competitions normally

happen in school or even


between schools not only
to bring out the best among
everyone but also to unwrap the best that student
can be.
All school has the same
mission and that is to give a
good quality education to
their students since education plays an important role
in ones life. According to
John Dewey education is
not a preparation in life;
Education is life itself
where our purpose is to
reach our goals and in
reaching these we should
have a sufficient knowledge
and ability to apply it.

Their showmanship is
innate to them that
made us smile while we
were watching them
performing said by

Competitions are vital in Kristine V. Napiza, Ken


the building blocks of stu- Byron M. Recede and
dents` cognitive develop- Mary Lyza C. Garcia are
ment. Small competitions the representatives of our
in the institution don`t pro- school. Out of thirteen
vide as much pressure as schools, their group carthose being held in other ried the day and got the
schools with different stu- third place. The Rotaract
dents vying each other. Academic Challenge is an
Competitiveness has been academic quiz in Science,
a big thing for the progress Mathematics, History with
of the learners.
General Information and
On February 21, 2015, Current events.
Holy Trinity School parThis event`s purpose is
ticipated in the 5th Rota- intended to provide the
ract Academic Chal- schools the opportunity to
lenge, Held at The Naz- expose the students in acaareth school. Lipa City. It demic undertakings to beis open to all public and come more a appreciative
private schools in the city of the role of Academic in
of Lipa. Bea Casandra C. creating lifelong-learning
De Ocampo, Jewelle
communities.

Nutrition is inconceivably
more important than anything one has taken to be
important so far.
Holy Trinity School Lipa
Branch supports the annual
celebration of nutrition
month with this years
theme, Kalamidad paghandaan, gutom at malnutrisyon
agapan.
The school drew up series
of activities designed to
show the importance of addressing the nutritional
needs of Filipinos through
increasing the level of
awareness and preparedness
in typhoons and other calamities which are one of
the main roots of hunger
and malnutrition in the
country.
The activities include the
Poster Making; Essay Writ

ing (Filipino); Nutri-Quiz;


Nutri-Jingle; Sandwich and
Cupcake Making; Feeding
Program
for
PreElementary; and the highlights of the event, the
Search for A1 Child 2014
(Pre-Elementary and Primary) and Table Setting,
Beverage Making and Fruit
Carving (High School)
where each group where
given a room to set-up.
The winners for each category are the following:
Poster Making- Angela
Mae Castillo St.John (High
School), Kristine Jewelle
Napiza of St. Joseph-; Essa y W ri t i ng ----(Hi gh
School) and Kristine Jewelle Napiza of Saint John;
Nutri-Quiz Natalie Rae
Macaraig (High School)
and Kristine Jewelle

"Viewed freely, the English language is the accretion and growth of every
dialect, race, and range of
time, and is both the free
and compacted composition of all." (Walt Whitman) As an English speaking Campus our school
celebrated Englisk Weeklast November 20, 21 &
24, Trinitarians celebrated
English week. In order to
enhance student's interests
in learning English, different activities were held
during the week These
activities were made to develop the students' English
skills, coordination and
knowledge; to introduce to
the students the enjoy of
public speaking and to develop leadership skills.
There were competitions to
be joined individually, and
some were joined by
groups. For our winners:
Individual category competitions: Poem Making
Contest - 1st: Mary Lyza
Garcia, 2nd: Fatima Sumudlayon, 3rd: Jazteen
Althea
Moster
(elementary); Spelling Bee
- 1st: Angelo Kerbie
Miranda, 2nd: Yeszha Fei
Jareno, 3rd: Mikaella Ashley Narvacan (Primary)
1st: Jeremiah Polancos,
2nd: Alexia Hazel Ray-

mundo, 3rd: Chanel


Maxine
Deriquito
(intermediate) 1st: Angelo
Tisbe, 2nd: Mary Maxine
Platon, 3rd: Christian Mangunay, 4th: Tricia Dimaano (high school); Essay Writing Contest - 1st:
Jewelle Napiza, 2nd: Lance
Tyrone Dimaano, 3rd:
Justine Dayne Pea; Declamation Contest 1st:
GRD.4, GRD.6, GRD.5
(elementary girls) GRD.6,
GRD.5,
GRD.4
(elementary boys) 1st: Riane Ericta, 2nd: Angela
Bunyi, 3rd: Kim Malabanan, 4th: Chelsea Dimaano
(high school girls) 1st: Fernand Orbase, 2nd: Marco
Aquino, 3rd: Roland Clarence Virrey III (high
school boys). Group category competitions: Choric
Speech 1st: Grade OneSaint Nicholas, 2nd: Grade
Two-St. Francis 3rd: Grade
Three-St.
Vincent
(Primary) Pass the Message 1st: Grade 3-St. Vincent, 2nd: Grade 2-St. Francis, 3rd: Grade 1-St. Nicholas (Primary) 1st: Grade 6,
2nd: Grade 4, 3rd: Grade 5
(elementary) 1st: Grade 9,
2nd: 4th year, 3rd: Grade
7, 4th: Grade 8 This celebration was really successful and unforgettable experience for many.

Napiza(Intermediate) and
Lans Eisen R. Castillo of
Saint Nicholas (Primary);
Nutri-Jingle- (High
School), ---(Intermediate),
Classroom Set-Up (table
setting, beverage making
and fruit carving)- ; and the

A1 CHILD 2014- Ayesha


Dwaine C. Mendoza of
Grade One-Saint Nicholas
a n d A n ge l o K e rb i e
Miranda of Grade Three
Saint Vincent. These interesting activities are really
unforgettable for everyone.

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f kn
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lass
Nang di magising sa tulog na may,
and
owl
mat
Tha
life.
On
the
next
day,
Mightyena
woke me
edge
nk
e
pray
s
Mos
Y ou
whi
and
er
himbing.
t e
ch
up.
The
sun
was
smiling.
The
birds
were
singfor
so
teac
s
p
e
I
way
hers
the
can
s.
g
Unang guro na sa atin ay nagturo
i
i
ing.
The
trees
were
dancing.
That
was
a
great
p
n
f
ray
t o
All
J es
f
to
the
us
Y ou
se
morning, a new day and I was expecting that
Nang letra at bilang ng mga nuali
n
Am
n
a
m
en.
e,
there would be my new beginning. Me and
mero
Mightyena would live happily and would forget
Di naging madali ang sakabout the stupid little things that happened in the
ripisyo nyo
past. But, NO!!! All of my positive daydreams that I
Simula nung akoy natuwas thinking just gone in less than a blink of an eye
Lans
after we saw a group of people, aliens or
tong tumayo.
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. Casti
Grade 1
l
some strange things that were walking
l
o
-St. Ni
Alak daw ay iwasan sabi ni ina
Dear Go
cholas toward us. T
d,
hey were all walking like
Thank Y
Sigarilyoy layuan ika ni ama
o
babies
crawling.
Well,
they were zombies.
and for u, Lord, for
wa
giving
Sa king naisip silay parehong tama
eat.
me a yu king me up to
WaitZOMBIES!!!
Darkrais
army! Ugh!
d
mmy bre
Thank Y
akfast ay
Kaya sundin na kanilang paalala.
I wish that I could wake up with amnesia
ou, Lor
to
d, for
shine.
Pangangailangan koy inyong binigay
and act like innocent. What do they need for
the bea
utiful
Thank Y
suno
us including my family? Why are they doing
Kung kayat utang sa inyo, aking bufor me u, Lord, for
my pare
a
this? They are just gonna get themselves into
n
Thank Y nd love me un
hay
conditi ts who care
o
onally.
a whole heep of poop when they meet our
teach a u, Lord, for
my teac
n
Sa pag-aalaga nyo sa kin ng panay
hers wh
Thank Y d mold me.
Saviour.
o
Ang aking puso ay mas naging maku- friend ou, Lord, for
When
they
got
us,
I had a headache then eves and r
m
y class
el
And mos
m
lay.
rything just went black. That was not an ordit of al atives for th ates,
eir
l,
li
Hanggang ngayoy inyong inaalagaan ni fe You have giv thank you lord company. nary headache. That was so painful. I saw two
ty to w
e
for
n
me and
unique creaturesa giant colorful centipede
the opp the
tection itness your
Amat ina itoy aking susuklian
ortug
uidance
every d
and
a white horse-like creature. The white horse
T
a
h
a
y
a
n
.
n
d
k
proMabuting nagawa nyong di na
You so
much, L
had
a flowing headpiece, just like Darkrais.
o
r
d.
mabilang
When I woke up, I was at the sphere
Maraming salamat mahal kong MAGULANG.
pillar when those two creatures appeared. They

were staring at me like they were trying to give a message. I heard a voice
saying a name. Ashe. I didnt mind at first, but mysterious voice again
called me. Ashe.
That was too creepy so I answered, Wh-who are you? Nervous and
afraid, thats all I knew I was.
Giratina and Arceus, they answered.
Why am I here? What
Youll know enough soon, they replied just before I finish my
question.
Youre being chased by Darkrai and his army, Giratina said, You
should know the reason... that youre the chosen one, the creature continued.
Why me? I asked, annoyed.
Keep calm dear. Theres a special reason why you can defeat Darkrai
and the legion. Just trust yourself and oh, your partner, the mightyMightyena, I was fully confused, I want to give up though I still do not
know the whole story on why I should do this. I really dont want to fight
them if ever I have to.
Train your partner and also yourself. Never panic. Two versus the legion.
Remember, you are not doing this for yourselves. This is for
your family, the whole world as well, Giratina explained.
You two will go down in history. The heroism you will bring to the
world will be bethink by its men, Arceus told us. Were they just trying to
encourage us to fight or what?
Think again on what weve told you, they said together than suddenly vanished into bright light.
I, again, felt the pain. I screamed then woke up. What was my
dream? I mean before I finish my sentence, Mightyena barked. I looked
at the window and saw water. We were moving. No the compartment.
Where are we? I asked. I went out then saw that we were in a ship. The
sailors a zombie. Everyones a zombie. We had to ride or just be still inside
the cabin. There, I think back on what Giratina and Arceus on my dream
told me. We have to train each other, they said, so thats what we did. Serenely, from this dawn to dusk, trained Mightyena and so did he to me. We
practiced, we helped one another, I was so glad Mightyena certainly learned
new powerful attacks. And I think I became a better trainer.
Since Mightyena is dark type, it will be better if well gonna fight
this night, wont it? But also, so what are we waiting for Mightyena? Lets
make this battle over! Lets go! I exclaimed. We ran fast through the door
and quickly, Mightyena, use Roar first! I yelled. He roared together with
the thunder. The zombies got alarmed. They all went out, glaring on us and
slowly walking. Seemed that they wanted to attack us. Now Mightyena,
Hidden Power, a large yellow ball was thrown from him to the zombies.
Half of the legion fell on the water, Another Hidden Power Mightyena,
now the legion were dead. All of the zombies. But still, there is Darkrai. We
had to find him. We ran down to the bottom of the ship, but before we had
our first step on the stairs, Darkrai rose.
What do you think youre trying to do? he said with pride.
Mightyena growled very angry.
And you? What do you think youre doing to the world? I
bravely asked him. He smirked evily. The thunder roared again. Mightyena
use before Mightyena attacked, he went first which made us thrown
away. I lean on the wall. My bones were breaking, Darkrai laughed.
Show me what youve got, kiddo! The thunder roared loudly. I saw two
bright lights behind Darkrai while he was still laughing on us. Darkrai was
shocked because of the bright light. He looked back and saw Giratina,
Theyre real! I whispered. They combined their power and threw it to
Darkrai. He yelled then fainted. As his size became small, the light grew
bigger until we saw light from everywhere. Giratina and Arceus vanished. I
heared combined voices. These are Giratina, the Ruler of the Distortion
world and Arceus, the Creator. You did what you must. You saved your
family, the world and everyone. You are the champion, together with the
mighty-Mightyena, we grinned.

Its hard to lose a man,


but its harder to lose a
friend.
Friends, friends are
always there when
you need them;
either
good
times or bad
times, even if
youre rich or
poor.
They
are
there
when
you
need a shoulder
to cry on or someone to laugh
at. Friends are
there when you need
someone to talk to,
to talk about their
crushes, your secrets and also your
epics moments.
How can you
find
friends?
Friends can be
found in school,
streets,
your
hometown, they
can be everywhere.
Friendships
are commonly
wrecked by
jealousy.
They are
backstabbing
us
to
other
people
because
of their
jealousy.
But if
youre a
real
friend to
them you will
not believe them
because you know
yourself that whatever they said are not
true. Never hate people who
are jealous of you, but you
should respect their jealousy.
They are people who think

that youre better than them.


True friends know how to
back-stab you to others but
they will never do it.
Well, none of us cant
escape jealousy all of us even
once we had been jealous to
someone or something. Were
humans, we get jealous, we
do mistakes and some of
these mistakes can lead to
misunderstanding. Misunderstanding is also one of
the reasons why friendships
are also wrecked. The problem is that we dont listen to
their explanations; we already concluded things even
though we dont know the
whole story.
Lifes biggest challenge is on how you will be
able to balance your happiness and maintain it with
your friends to help you and
guide you all the way to
success.
Friends are always
there to guide in your darkest path, to help you in your
darkest hours. They will
always stay by your side if
you want a shoulder to cry
on they will always be there
to make you smile, make
you happy. They will guide
you to the right path; example your friend is taking
drugs you and your friends
will lead him/her to the right
path or make him stop taking drugs.
I sit back and observe
every person in my life,
whether we talk everyday or
not. I know who motivates
me and keeps it 100. I also
know who talks about me
and smiles in my face. I
know who I can trust and
who I need to keep a distance
with. Whether I say anything or I let you be fake to
me, I know.
Treasure every moment
that you have with them.

Matapos ang naramdaman


nating nuot sa laman at butong lamig noong Disyembre at Enero, unti-unti nang
nararanasan ng mga tao ang
matinding init na pumupunit
sa ating balat at ang tumatagaktak na pawis sa ating
katawan.
Ang buwan ng Marso ang
pinakapinananabikan hindi
lamang ng mga mag-aaral
pati na ang bawat isa sa atin
sapagkat ito ang araw nang
pagsisimula ng tag-init,
bakasyon, pahinga, pagsasaya, pagliliwaliw at pamamasyal.
Ang init dito, ang init
doon iyan na ang bukambibig ng bawat isa sa atin.
Nararamdaman na ang haring araw na kukumpleto sa
ating bakasyon.
Sa pagsisimula ng tag-init,
usung-uso na naman ang
pagsusuot ng mga flip flops
na pang-paa, sando, shorts,

Ash Wednesday is the


beginning of the 40 day
season of Lent. Our foreheads are marked with
ashes to humble our hearts
and remind us that life
passes away on Earth. We
remember, All go to the
same place. All came from
the dust and all return to
dust. (Ecclesiastes 3:20).
Lent is a holy season that
reminds us to examine ourselves, examine our conscience and examine our
relationship to God---- God
who created us, God who
sanctifies us, God who understands and never leaves
us. Intensive prayer, repen-

magagandang
swimsuit
at
tapis. Nariyan na rin
ang pagkain
nang
malalamig
tulad
ng
halohalo,
sorbetes,
samalamig,
ice
candy at
makakatas
na
prutas
tulad ng pakwan,
melon,
buko, pinya, singkamas at iba pa upang pagbigyan ang ating uhaw na
uhaw na lalamunan. Matatapakan na muli nang mga

nananabik na paa
ang malilinis at
maaasul na
dagat na
sikat na
sikat sa
Pilipinas
tulad ng
Boracay,
Palawan,
Puerto
Galera
at
iba
pa.
Marami
rin ang
magbababad sa init
subalit
isipin din ang
masamang
epekto
nang
masyadong babad sa
araw sapagkat magdudulot
ito ng ibat ibang sakit tulad ng skin cancer, bungang-araw,
dehydration,

heat stroke at allergies.


Madadalaw at makakapamasyal rin tayo sa ating
mga kamag-anak na nasa
malayong probinsya upang
kumustahin at magbakasyon nang ilang linggo roon.
Summer Classes naman
ang hanap ng iba upang
payabungin at mahubog pa
ang kanilang kakayahan sa
pag-awit, pagsayaw at pagpasok sa ibat ibang uri ng
laro tulad ng taekwondo,
basketball, swimming at
iba pa. At minsan naman
ay pagpapahinga na lamang sa bahay ang nais ng
iba.
Tunay ngang nalalapit
na ang bakasyon kayat
sulitin natin ito kasama ng
ating pamilya kahit saan pa
mang panig ng mundo tayo
naroroon. Magkaroon nawa
ang bawat isa nang nagiinit
subalit
dimalilimutang bakasyon.

live, you will live also. (John


14:16) This retreat journey

be saved through Him (John


3:17)

of Lent brings us to the


peak of Easter or the fifty
day season to celebrate the
resurrection of Jesus
Christ. Turning our hearts
and minds to spiritual
things will take us there.
Do not allow ourselves to
be our greatest enemy.
Clean not the body but our
souls from the stain of the
sin, overcome our weaknesses, say No to temptation, pray, sacrifice and
give alms to our needy
brothers and sisters. For
this holy season also reminds us the greatest love
of God to us.

tance and sacrifices are


hardly observe during this
holy season as we remember how Jesus was betrayed, arrested, carried the
cross, fell for three times,
crucified, died and buried
to redeem us from our sins.
This holy season has a
multi-faceted depth and
beauty for it also unfolds
another greatest story ever
told-----the resurrection of
our savior Jesus Christ. The
story that gives us the reason to hope for life after
death if we receive Jesus in
For God did not send the
our hearts, for death, is not
Son into the world to judge the
the end but the gateway to world, but that the world might
everlasting life, because I

The 40 days of Lent and


50 days of Easter are considered as the most solemn
liturgical celebration for
Christians. This is the time
for us to use the weapons
of spiritual warfare that
church have taught us for
these seasons---PRAYER,
SACRIFICE and ALMSGIVING--- for good intentions and good heart will
bring us with peace and
making us more like Him.
Even now, declares the Lord,
return to me with all your heart,
with fasting, and weeping and
mourning. Rend your heart and not
your garments. Return to the Lord
your god, for He is gracious and
merciful, slow to anger and reach
in kindness, and relenting in punishments.Joel 2:12-13

People are created,


among other creations,
with high intellectual capacity. We, people, are the
co-workers of God in the
paradise he created. Our
duties are to maintain its
beauty and to take care of
it.
Planting trees, saving
energy by switching off
appliances that are releasing CFC and avoid burning
plastics and rubbers are
some of the ways that we
can do to protect our
mother nature. If we hold
hands now for this common cause and if we open
our hearts to one another
and disregard those barriers
that keep us from being
who we truly are, then
maybe we could still hang
on to life

We started out as humble creatures who used to


live alongside Mother Nature and thrive along with
her. Before, we just had a
simple and peaceful life,
plucking fruits from trees,
roaming around and then

Environmentalists
around the world are
preaching the 3Rs, Reuse,
Reduce, Recycle. They are
asking people (if couldnt
actually stop) at least
lessen the use of plastics
and other products that
contribute to the destruction of the environment.
We listen; we act; and
promise to find solution

(butonly for
a
moment).
After a couple
of hours or
maximum of
2 days, were
back again in
our bad habits. We litter;
we pollute; and most of all,
we fail to remember our
duties to be personally responsible to the other creations of God, our creator. If
only theres some magical
force that could put chips
into our brains, so that, reminders will remain in our
mind and will control us in
doing our harmful activities
as much as possible.
Gaping hole in Antarctic, hole in the ozone layer
and issue of climate
change, these are just few
cases in our environment
that should serve as an eye
opener for all of us. If we
dont start today then,
when will we start? Do we
really have to wait for the
time that will be too late
for us to resolve the problem? Would you like the
worlds temperature to increase another few degrees
and make it stuffy and uncomfortable?

The month
of October marked the
celebration Holy Rosary.
Holy Trinity Lipa-Branch
commemorated this annual
Grand Rosary Rallywhich
was held on the 29th day of

the
said
month.
The Grand
Rosary
Rally
started
at seven
in the morning. Students
and teachers together with
parents participated in the
life sized rosary-like balloon formation, representing as a rosary for the entire school. As preparation

for the upcoming Advent


Season, Trinitarians demonstrated the Joyful Mystery. Representatives from
Pre-Elementary, grades 1
to 6 up to High school performed the story for each
mystery to preview Lord
Jesus Christ`s life also performed dance number in
each mystery to the chant
of the evangelical message
of the song. Christler Gemmuel Aclan, acted as the

Saviour, while Lefdey


Ramos, played the role of
Mary.
The goal of this event is
to remind Trinitarians to
keep the strong bond of our
Christian living with undeniable faith in God and
strong community to cherish his teachings as we face
difficulties. They released
balloons with the virtues
LOVE, FAITH, HOPE and
PEACE.

All things bright and


beautiful,
All creatures
great and small, All things
wise and wonderful, The
Lord God made them all.
Were all really blessed to
be part of this wonderful
world God has created. Its
very pleasing to look at; the
colorful flowers in the garden, the chirping birds in
the sky, the roaring beasts
in the wild, the swimming
creatures in the sea and
other wonderful sceneries
that bring us peace in our
hearts. Thats how God
originally created our
world.
Each little flower that
opens, Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colors,
He made their tiny wings.

hunting animals for food.


But, look around you.
What do you see now? The
pressing issues concerning
the destruction of Mother
Earth are too realtoo
hard to ignore, for modernization was catching on
man. We discovered the
wheel, used that to transport, we got fire, and
gradually we got civilized
and never stop discovering
more things to be discovered.
He gave us eyes to see
them, And lips that we might tell,
How great is God Almighty, Who
has made all things well.

Tomorrow,
the
world will be healed.
Tomorrow, the world
will be a better place.
For you and for me
and the entire human
race. Heal the world
and make it a better
place if you care
enough for living.

A child should be body


smart, people smart and
brain smart. This was
proven by the grade 3 student, Lei Alessa A. Bergonio who competed in
Division Meet at Community Park, Granja Lipa
City last November 2223, 2014. It was participated by both public and
private schools in the City
of Lipa.
Bergonio proved again
her aquatic abilities in the
swimming competition as
she received not only the

SILVER MEDAL but


also the Best Stroke
Award.
This victory qualified her
to move in Southern Tagalog Calabarzon Athletic
Association ( STCAA ).
Bergonio showed that
Trinitarians are not only
brain smart but also body
smart. Her achievements
show that age and height
have no bearing to dive in
success. It is just a matter
of perseverance and discipline of an athlete.

We didnt realize we were


making memories, all we
know is we were just having fun.
Last September 2-4 2014,
marks the special days as
Trinitarians have fun in
their SPORTS FEST
2014. Different activities
were lined up for the students to enjoy and the
first major activity, which
opens the celebration, was
the Fun Run 2014 that
was participated not only
by the teachers and students but also by the parents who enjoyed running
with their kids and meet
their co-parents.
Another major activity
that highlighted the event
was the Search for Mr.
and Ms. Intramurals
2014. Beautiful smiles,
captivating looks, and
modeling skills were

showed by each pair from


different levels to prove
that they were qualified
for the title. The passage,
Many are called, few are
chosen, aptly applies to
the students who shined
through the contest and
these are, Best in Sports
Wear- Louise Francesca
Macalintal and Gabriel
Jose Gualberto (Primary),
Catherine Jimenez and
Jan
Owen
Kison
(Intermediate),
Jenny
Rose Catapang and Burwil
Paciteng
(High
School) and; Mr. and Ms.
Intramurals 2014- Angelo
Kerbie Miranda and
Kirstine Clea V. Castillo
(Primary), Jan Owen Kison and Cyril Gem Aclan
(Intermediate),
Marco

Christler Gemmuel Aclan


of grade 9- Saint Victoria
is a GOLD MEDALIST
in the Division Meet 2014
(Taekwondo
Category)
held at De La Salle, Lipa
last November 14. This
competition aims to promote physical education
and sports and to instill
the spirit of discipline,
excellence, sportsmanship
and other values inherent
in sports. This was participated by 85 representatives from different
schools in the Division of
Lipaboth public and
private schools.
He was guided by his
coach
and
MAPEH
teacher, Sir Roy L. Vidal
for the two weeks of

training to condition his


body and mind for the
said competition. Aclan
fought a contender from
De La Salle with the score
of 11-1, in the first round,
in favor of him. His perseverance fired up as he
moved to the next round.
As the second round sparkles, Aclan again leads
the score (5-3) and ends
in the final score 16-4. A
task has been done as the
pride of Holy Trinity
School Lipa Branch is
now on cloud nine yet
preceded by humility.
Kicks with different tactics supported him to finally reach his victorious
throne to the Regional
Meet.

Aquino and Jaira Herrera (HS). Below are the winners


INTERMEDIATE

HIGH
SCHOOL

PRIMARY

INTERMEDIATE

HIGH
SCHOOL

Grade 6 St.
Joseph

Fourth Year
St. John

Grade 3 St.
Vincent

Grade 6 St.
Joseph

Fourth Year
Saint John

Grade 6 St.
Joseph

Grade 8 St.
Magdalene

Grade 6 St.
Joseph

Fourth Year
Saint John

Kurt
Drachir
Mercado

Isiah Christian Bacani

Khyle Mojar

Maria Frances
Therese Bacani

Michael
Beltran

Grade 6 St.
Joseph