Saturday, July 26, 2008


The Seniors of SFAS welcomed the first year students to the high school family by organizing the first-ever Initiation Week last July 7 – 11, 2008. It culminated with a Freshmen Night where the 1st year students presented a show and a dance followed where all the high school students were able to bond with each other. (Do check out the photo gallery of for more pictures.)

My classmate, Edcil Buensuceso, and I were the host of the show. We really enjoyed it and we now feel very welcomed to the high school family! by Joahanna Ganza, 1st year student

A remarkable and unforgettable event had taken place in SFAS last July 7 - 11, 2008. For a whole week, we, the Seniors, were given the opportunity AND responsibility to initiate or "welcome" the Freshmen in high school. by JAM Calabon, 4th year student
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Thursday, July 17, 2008


Last July 15, 2008, Sir Mandy Alimon, faculty member of the University of St. La Salle-Integrated School gave a leadership training at our school to all the officers of the SAC (Student Affairs Council), including all the presidents of each grade and year level. I learned a lot of things about leadership: the duties and responsibilities of a true leader and how to be good and responsible servant-leader. (Do check out the photo gallery of for more pictures.)

by Kimberly Salario, 2nd year student and Secretary of the Student Affairs Council


Last May 9 – June 4, 2008, the first–ever summer workshop organized by the school for the SFAS Chorale group was held at the Edgardo Ledesma Hall. Consisting of 26 members coming from both elementary and most high school students, under the advisory of Sir Leonard Guinabo (who is currently working at San Diego Parish Church, Silay City as trainor for the youth choir), class sessions were done thrice every week. Sir Leonard trained us with proper breathing and did exercises such as vocalizations and intonations. Our workshop ended with a show attended by Ms. Micmic Golez and the faculty. We sang songs like “Tanging Yaman”, “Top of the World”, and our finale “The Greatest Love of All.” We were honored by the presence of two top people of the Dept. of Education who were in school at the time of our presentation: Mrs. Star Mago (Regional Director) and Mrs. Fe Aujero (Division Office Director). Note: Check out video gallery for footages of the show.

by Jeremy Deogracias, 3rd year student


It is time to meet new faces and new challenges. It is time to go back to school! It is the month of June!

Last June 10, 2008, SFAS once again widely opened it’s gates to accept and welcome preschoolers, elementary and high school students. The school was like a market! Noise, laughter, hi’s and hello’s that were done by the students were some proof telling how excited everybody were. It was great to know that SFAS had increased not in its tuition fee but in population with 430 students (from 421 last school year). Seven new teachers joined SFAS as well, including first-time ever a school nurse!

by Micho Santillan, 3rd year student

Sunday, July 13, 2008


On the 29th day of June 2008, the 3rd National Marathon of MILO had taken place in Bacolod. A dynamic and lively event was attended by hundreds of people from students to adults, children and athletes. The distances covered were 3 kms. for kids and 5kms.,10kms., and 21kms for the rest. The Archery Team of SFAS joined the marathon: Raquel Medina, Julie Ann and Joice Ann Estardo, Mia Joy and Lovelyn Villanueva, JAM Calabon, Mild Delegero, Partricia Navigar, Stephanie and Paul John Diaz, Josie Villarosa, Micho Santillan, Reymond Montero, Andrew Antolo and our Coach Matthew Ledesma. It had been a very worthwhile and splendid event ever experienced by us. by Julie Ann Estardo, 4th year

“Bagyong Frank”

Sang June 21, 2008, nagsalakay ang bagyong Frank sa lugar sang Bacolod kag Silay. Madamo gid ang nag evacuate sang magsugod na dalom ang tubig dala sang mabaskog nga pag-ulan. Madamo man ang naguba nga mga panimalay dala sang mabaskog man nga hangin. Ang amon kusina nakaksan sang atop sa perti nga paghangin. Maayo nalang kay nanghatag ang gobyerno sang bugas, delatas kag noodles para sa nasalakay kag naagyan sang bagyong si Frank.. Kabay pa indi na liwat matabo ang grabe nga pagsalakay sang bagyo.

In Hacienda Tinihaban I, 30 families were evacuated to the farm chapel, mostly mothers and children while the fathers decided to keep watch their houses and “animals.” Noodles, dried fish, bread, eggs and candles were provided for them in the chapel.

by Elma Acuesa, 4th year student

Thursday, July 3, 2008

A True Angel!

Angelo "angeo" Tirambulo of Tucson, Arizona does it again! Another batch of books arrived in SFAS – books he collected from students at St. Gregory College Preparatory School thru the help of his teachers.

Angelo, you’ll be happy to know that since we opened last June 10, I’ve never seen our library filled up with a lot of little boys and girls lining up to borrow books!

Shown in one of the photos is our school librarian, Mrs. May Santillan, gleaming with joy as she picked up a huge Illustrated Encyclopedia Dictionary – just perfect for the children of SFAS!