PAREF Southridge School

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PAREF Southridge School
PAREFSouthridgeSchoolLogo.png
Address
Hillsborough Subd., Brgy. Cupang

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Information
TypePrivate, All Boys
MottoViriliter Agite (Latin)
(Eng. transl.: Act in a Manly Way)
EstablishedMarch 19, 1979
PresidentDr. Vaughn F. Montes
PrincipalAlberto Dakila, Grade School
PJay Gonzales, High School
Ariel Marcera, Afternoon School
Campus DirectorFernando A. Cruz (Executive Director)
ChaplainRev. Fr. Johnpaul Menchavez
Grades1 to 12
Enrollment1,099
CampusSuburb, ~3 hectares
Color(s)Blue      and Green     
NicknameSouthridge Admirals
YearbookViator (Latin)
AffiliationsPAREF, Opus Dei
School HymnGaudeamus Igitur (Latin)
Supervising OrganizationPAREF
Website

PAREF Southridge School, or simply Southridge, is a private school for boys located in Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila, Philippines. It was established by the Parents for Education Foundation (PAREF). Southridge is composed of grade school, junior high school, senior high school, and afternoon school. Its executive director is Fernando A. Cruz. The spiritual formation of the families in Southridge is provided by members of Opus Dei.

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The Southridge Logo consists of a Vinta and a Helm

The Vinta, a sturdy Filipino boat, is the symbol of PAREF. It stands for the educational philosophy shared by all the schools that belong to the PAREF system. The stars on top of the Vinta represent the three (3) sectors that comprise the PAREF school community: the parents, teachers, and students. For the PAREF philosophy to work, there must be a healthy interaction these three sectors. For formation to be effective, the parents and the teachers themselves must be formed first, such that they can lead the students, both by word and by deed.

The Helm symbolizes the school's vision of breeding gentlemen and leaders. Quoting the school's vision: "We envision graduates who are MEN OF INTEGRITY, well-formed and principled individuals, who contribute to the common good of society."

Organizations and programs[edit]

Vocal Ensemble[edit]

The Southridge Vocal Ensemble (SVE) was the former official high school choir which consists of the Day School students. SVE was managed and conducted by Adrian Bagayaua during 2010–2016. It was currently replaced with Southridge VOX 2016–present.

Southridge competed again the next year and placed 19th out of 24 schools in Voices in Harmony and 6th place out of 10 schools in Musikapella.

Admirals Media Society (AMS)[edit]

AMS (formally called "Photoclub") was established by members of the class of 2006 (Miko de los Reyes, Miguel Reyes, Benj De Leon and Luigi Meer) for Southridge students interested in photography and video. Seminars and workshops are also arranged for the club's future members.

Currently, it is headed by Wilbert Dela Cruz, Anton Pizarro, and Raphael Gutierrez.

Plautus[edit]

Named after the renowned Latin playwright, Plautus is a theatrical program and competition between sophomore, junior, and senior classes in High School. During Plautus Season, each class is required to come up with an original play with a running time of an hour. The plays are usually modeled after a theme or themes that the Plautus Commission assigns (a virtue, a hero, etc.). At the end of the Plautus Season, Plautus Night is held as the plays are awarded according to their performances ala the Oscars with awards such as "Best Play", "Best Director", "Best Actor", "Best Screenplay", "Best Supporting Actor", "Best Set Design", "Best Lights and Sounds", "Best Musical Score" and "Best Poster". Plautus was first started and moderated by Mr. Cortez, and continued by Mr. Clete.

Kaabay[edit]

"Kaabay" is a club that teaches catechism and other subjects. Open to high school students, the club members visit Cupang Elementary School and Buli Elementary School weekly to teach Grades 3, 4 and 5 students basic catechism lessons. Members undergo training during Catechism seminars organized during the school year. Jaime Santos is the current head of Kaabay with Mr. Martin Quesada as Moderator.

The Podium[edit]

The Podium is Southridge's official debate team, and considered one of the best debate teams in the Philippines. A member, co-founder, and stalwart of the now defunct Southern Metro Manila Schools Debate Consortium (SMMS), the Podium has consistently improved over the past years and has become a perennial contender for any debate championship in the Philippines and the world. The Podium was also the first organization in Southridge to have won an international competition for the school. The Podium has also been improving and has earned great respect in the more competitive Interscholastic Debaters' Association (IDeA) Philippines and in the national debating scene. Some of its members have even gone on to earn accolades in the international debate scene.

Currently, The Podium's current captain is Jake Peralta.

Accolades

Position Tournament Year Tournament hosts Team members
Champion IDEA 1 2006 Colegio San Agustin, Makati Mikki Albano, Jeric Kison
Champion IDEA 2 2007 Xavier School Sluggo Rustia, Nicky Santiago
Semi-Finalist Ecological Debates 2008 Ateneo de Manila University RJ Lim, Justin Jabines, Marty Gonzaga
Finalist CMLI: Pandemonium 2008 Children's Museum and Library Incorporated and Colegio San Agustin RJ Lim, Marty Gonzaga, Joseph Ledesma
Finalist Ateneo Invitationals 2009 Ateneo de Manila University Marty Gonzaga
Champion Ateneo Invitationals 2009 Ateneo de Manila University RJ Lim
Champion Asian Schools Debate Championship 2009 De La Salle University RJ Lim, Marty Gonzaga, Justin Jabines[1]
Finalist Philippine Schools Debate Championship 2009 Ateneo de Manila University Justin Jabines, Marty Gonzaga
Finalist CMLI 2010 Children's Museum and Library Incorporated and Colegio San Agustin Julian Ferrer, Raffy Tanpho, Mark Lozano
Champion CMLI 2010 Children's Museum and Library Incorporated and Colegio San Agustin Lance Katigbak, Pempen Chiang, JV Valerio
Champion Philippine Schools Debate Championship 2010 Ateneo de Manila University Mikey Onglao (Public Speaking)
Finalist Philippine Schools Debate Championship 2010 Ateneo de Manila University Lance Katigbak, Pempen Chiang
Champion IDEA 3 2010 Miriam College Pempen Chiang, JV Valerio
Semi-Finalist Chief Justice Cup 2011 Supreme Court of the Philippines Michael Agoncillo, JV Valerio, Raffy Tanpho
Semi-Finalist Asian Schools Debate Championship 2011 Daewon Foreign High School Mark Lozano, Raffy Tanpho, JV Valerio
Finalist National Asians High School Debate Championship 2011 De La Salle University Mark Lozano, Raffy Tanpho, JV Valerio
Finalist Philippine Schools Debate Championship 2011 Ateneo de Manila University JV Valerio, Raffy Tanpho
Champion Econ-no-mix 2012 UP Diliman Mark Lozano, Paolo Tabuena, Renzo Escalona
Champion Econvergence 2012 UP Los Banos Renzo Escalona, Gabby Leda
Champion IDeA Grands 2013 Enderun Colleges Meeko Rustia, Kyle Mitschiener
Champion Ateneo Intervarsity Junior Break 2014 Ateneo de Manila University Jet Nicolas, Gabby Leda
Champion Rotary National Debate Championship 2015 Quezon City Science High School and La Salle Greenhills Jet Nicolas, Gabby Leda, Lui Manguiat
Champion Southern Luzon Intervarsity Debate Championship 2015 University of the Philippines Los Banos Teddy Peralta, Gabby Leda, Gino Yang
World Octofinalist World Schools Debating Championship 2015 Singapore Lui Manguiat
Finalist IDeA Lite 2015 Xavier School Marco Zulaybar, Gino Yang
Finalist CMLI 2015 Children's Museum and Library Incorporated and De La Salle Zobel Jake Consing, Teddy Peralta, Gerard Kawada
Finalist Rotary National Debate Championship 2016 Quezon City Science High School Teddy Peralta, Gerard Kawada, Jake Consing
Champion Felipe Belleza National Debate Championship 2016 La Salle Academy Jake Consing, Teddy Peralta, Gerard Kawada
Grand-Finalist IDeA Grands 2016 Asian Development Bank Teddy Peralta, Jake Consing
Finalist University of the Philippines Diliman Fast Forward 2016 University of the Philippines Diliman Teddy Peralta, Gerard Kawada
Finalist Ateneo de Manila University Ateneo Debate Camp 2016 Ateneo de Manila University Teddy Peralta, Nico Meer
Novice Semi-Finalist Asian Schools Debate Championship 2016 Methodist Boys' School, Kuala Lumpur Marco Zulaybar, Nico Meer, Julio Jimenez
Champion Felipe Belleza National Debate Championship 2017 La Salle Academy Jake Consing, Teddy Peralta, Nico Meer
Grand Finalist IDeA Grands 2017 Federation of Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. Jake Consing, Teddy Peralta
Open Semifinalist Asian Schools Debate Championship 2017 De La Salle Zobel Teddy Peralta, Nico Meer, Jake Consing
Novice Champion Asian Schools Debate Championship 2017 De La Salle Zobel Jake Peralta, Luis Garcia, Sam Escueta
Champion 13th Benilde Intervarsity 2017 De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde Jake Consing
World Octofinalist World Schools Debating Championship 2017 Denpasar Bali, Indonesia Jake Consing
Ana Alano Semifinalists Philippine Schools Debate Championship 2018 Ateneo de Manila University Jake Peralta, Luis Mendoza
National Grand Champions Philippine Schools Debate Championship 2018 Ateneo de Manila University *Jake Consing, Luis Garcia
Finalist Southern Luzon Intervarsity Debate Championship 2018 University of the Philippines Los Banos Luis Garcia, Jake Peralta, Sam Escueta
Grand Finalist Harvard College World Schools Invitational 2018 Harvard University Jake Consing
Finalist IDeA Lite 2018 Xavier School Javi Del Mundo, Basti Martinez
National Semifinalist National Asians High School Debate Championship 2018 De La Salle University Jake Peralta, Luis Garcia, Tino Kamantigue
High School Finalist Diliman Debate Open 2018 University of the Philippines Diliman Jake Peralta, Luis Garcia
High School Champion Diliman Debate Open 2018 University of the Philippines Diliman Tino Kamantigue, Jacob Tambunting
Finalist Ateneo Business Ethics Debate 2018 Ateneo de Manila University Jake Peralta
Finalist IDeA 2 2019 Marist School Jake Peralta, Luis Garcia
Finalist South Luzon Inter-High School Debate Encounter 2019 University of the Philippines Los Banos Jake Peralta, Luis Garcia, Jacob Tambunting
Finalist IDeA 3 2019 De La Salle University Jake Peralta, Luis Garcia

*This was the Podium's first Nationals win in history. Jake Consing was the best speaker of the Final. Luis Garcia is the youngest person ever to have won PSDC at Grade 9 and 14 years old.

Worlds Schools Debate Championship

Name Year Position Host country
EJ Paredes 2000 Competing Team Pittsburgh, United States
Marty Gonzaga[2] 2010 Competing Team Doha, Qatar
JV Valerio 2011 Training Pool N/A
Mark Lozano 2011 Training Pool N/A
Joaquin Escaño[3] 2012 Alternate Scotland
Lui Manguiat 2015 Competing Team Singapore
Jake Consing 2017* Competing Team Bali
Jake Consing 2018 Competing Team Zagreb, Croatia
Luis Garcia 2018 Alternate N/A
Jake Peralta 2019 Competing Team Sri Lanka
Luis Garcia 2019 Alternate N/A

*WSDC 2017 was the highest rank for any Philippine Team in WSDC history breaking third with 7 points and 21 ballots.

Affiliation[edit]

Southridge entrusts its religious instruction to the prelature of Opus Dei.

Alumni[edit]

Southridge has produced several successful alumni. Some have become prominent in different fields such as the government, business, the academe, music, and the arts, among others. Several Southridge alumni have moved on to take graduate studies outside the Philippines. Some have returned to their alma mater to teach.

Some who hold government office are:

Some alumni in the entertainment field include:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SOUTHRIDGE BAGS CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE 1st ASIAN SCHOOLS DEBATING CHAMPIONSHIPS". PAREF Southridge. Retrieved 23 September 2009.
  2. ^ Hernando-Malipot, Ina. "The Young and the Eloquent". The Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
  3. ^ Barawid, Rachel. "Speaking Out to Win". Retrieved 17 March 2012.

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