13th Founding Anniversary held at ACES

Talk about the number 13 and everyone would think it’s an unlucky number. At Alpha Centauri Educational System Incorporated, this number meant bigger, brighter, better opportunities and reasons to rejoice.

Last August 24 – 26, with the theme ACES @13: Shining Brighter, Getting Stronger, the administration, members of the faculty and students celebrated the institution’s 13th Founding Anniversary.

Coming from a long vacation because of holiday festivities, one would think that celebrating the start of the anniversary on a Monday would be next to impossible. As early as 7am participants and spectators wearing their color – coordinated shirts gather around Le Jardin de Fleur in preparation for the Holy Mass led by Rev. Fr. Ramil Esplana.

Rev. Fr. Ramil Esplana

Rev. Fr. Ramil Esplana

 

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Fourth Year  students in their blue shirts.

It’s about quality and not quantity.

Despite having a relatively smaller population as compared to other school institutions, Centaurians could take pride on the camaraderie and solidarity of each individual in achieving a common goal. These qualities are manifested once again in the next activity, the Boodle Fight.

 

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 3rd Yr students during Boodle Fight

 

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 1st Yr students during Boodle Fight

 

By afternoon, activities are all in relation to the celebration of Buwan ng Wika. Students are divided into 2 groups who will then battle it out into multiple events such as:

A. Sayaw Ng Lahi (Cariñosa)

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 Team Balagtas

 

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   Team Huseng Sisiw

B. Patulang Sabayang Pagbigkas

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     Team Balagtas

 

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    Team Huseng Sisiw

C. Dulang Pagtatanghal

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     Team Balagtas

 

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  Team Huseng Sisiw

In addition, students also took part on Kalokalike (Manuel Quezon) as well as events such as Tug of War, Living Gallery and Sack Race as part of the Laro ng Lahi competition.

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   Students competing during Sack Race

 

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     Students ‘living gallery’ presentation

Dressing as a way of life.

Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak. 

-Rachel Zoe

Dressing for a purpose, 6 males and 6 females from both the College of Teacher Education and College of Criminology walked their way into the ramp for this year’s first ever ACES Next Top Model competition. The ACES community is very much privileged to have respected set of judges, such as Mr. Armand Remojo, grace the event and witness the capabilities of Centaurians to present themselves in a fashion show.

MALE CANDIDATES

Bagangan

Cabile~1

Eleazar~1

Naynes~1

Palmes~1

Rizan~1

FEMALE CANDIDATES

Acuna~1

Baltazar~1

Guce~1

Legacion

Lopez~1

Monreal~1

After a deliberate computation of the judges’ score cards, only one representative from the Male and Female category emerged as winners.

Mr. ACES Next Top Model 2015:              Angelo Cabile, 3rd Yr Education

Ms. ACES Next Top Model 2015:              Joshiel Monreal, 1st Yr Education

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Mr. & Ms. ACES Next Top Model 2015

Aside from the three major awards, every contestant was also gauged on different minor categories, with each category having two candidates emerging as winners.

                                                                     Male Category                      Female Category

Best in Production Number:                 Angelo Cabile                          Salem Acuña

Best in School Uniform:                          Georwin Naynes                      Salem Acuña

Best in Sportswear:                                    Angelo Cabile                          Salem Acuña

Best in Casual Attire:                                 Angelo Cabile                          Joshiel Monreal

Best in Professional Attire:                    Angelo Cabile                          Joshiel Monreal

Most Promising Model:                           Angelo Cabile                          Lorie Joy Guce

Mr. & Ms. Photogenic:                               Georwin Naynes                      Salem Acuña

People’s Choice Award:                           Stephen Eleazar                      Mary Jane Lopez

 

Decide. Commit. Succeed.

Capping the 3-day celebration of 13th Founding Anniversary is a Sportsfest held at Iñigo’s Sports Complex. The said festival kicked off with a morning Zumba session participated by the members of administration, faculty and students.

Students during Zumba session

    Students during Zumba session

This year’s sports festivities are very much similar to what the school had the previous year, the only difference is that, now both the Basketball and Volleyball event have male and female representatives. Each level had their own representatives battling it out in different sports categories, each trying to out-skill, and out-smart their opponents. It was intense at some point, only proving that ACES students are competitive by nature.

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  3rd Year students playing Volleyball

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    1st Year Criminology Taekwondo Team

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      1st Year Volleyball Team

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      3rd Yr Criminology Basketball Team

Here is the complete list of winners on their respective sports categories:

Chess:                                                                Eldrin Arojado

Table Tennis:                                                 Vincent Monterico

Basketball Boys:                                           4th Yr Criminology

Volleyball Boys:                                            3rd Yr Criminology

Basketball Girls:                                            Fourth Year

Volleyball Girls:                                             First Year

Basketball Boys MVP:                                 Raymart Batilo

Basketball Girls MVP:                                 Rea Casquete

Volleyball Boys MVP:                                   Leo Palmes

Volleyball Girls:                                              Denzel Paglalunan

 

To say that the week had been busy is definitely an understatement. Every Centaurian had been preparing and doing their very best to perform and compete accordingly. It was a great chance for everyone to display their sense of unity and teamwork.

 

By:     Jeryll Kim Mercado

ACES Instructor