PAREF Southridge School

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PAREF Southridge School
Viriliter Agite (Latin)
(Eng. transl.: Act in a Manly Way)
Hillsborough Subd., Brgy. Cupang
Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila

Type Private, All Boys
Established March 19, 1979
President Dr. Vaughn F. Montes
Principal Alberto Dakila, Grade School
Agenor Luayon, High School
Ariel Marcera, Afternoon School
Chaplain Rev. Fr. Johnpaul Menchavez
Grades 1 to 11
Enrollment 1,099
Campus Suburb, ~3 hectares
Color(s) Blue      and Green     
Nickname Southridge Admirals
Yearbook Viator (Latin)
Affiliations PAREF, Opus Dei
School Hymn Gaudeamus Igitur (Latin)
Supervising Organization PAREF
GSGrade School; HSHigh School; AS—Afternoon School

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, 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.


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 & 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.


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" 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. Matthew Banaag 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 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 moderator is Mr. Benjie Torralba and its current captain is Gerard Kawada.


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 Eduardo Noel Xavier A. Peralta, Gabby Leda, Gino Yang
Finalist IDeA Lite 2015 Xavier School Marco Zulaybar, Gino Yang
Finalist CMLI 2015 Children's Museum and Library Incorporated and De La Salle Zobel Eduardo Noel Xavier A. Peralta, Gerard Kawada, Jake Consing
Finalist Rotary National Debate Championship 2016 Quezon City Science High School Eduardo Noel Xavier A. Peralta, Gerard Kawada, Jake Consing
Champion Felipe Belleza National Debate Championship 2016 La Salle Academy Eduardo Noel Xavier A. Peralta, Gerard Kawada, Jake Consing
Grand-Finalist IDeA Grands 2016 Asian Development Bank Eduardo Noel Xavier A. Peralta, Jake Consing
Finalist University of the Philippines Diliman Fast Forward 2016 University of the Philippines Diliman Eduardo Noel Xavier A. Peralta, Gerard Kawada
Finalist Ateneo de Manila University Ateneo Debate Camp 2016 Ateneo de Manila University Eduardo Noel Xavier A. Peralta, Nico Meer
Semi-Finalist Asian Schools Debate Championship 2016 Methodist Boys' School, Kuala Lumpur Marco Zulaybar, Nico Meer, Julio Jimenez

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

The Southridge Ecological Assiociation[edit]

The Southridge Ecological Assiociation, or S.E.A. for short, is Southridge's premier ecological and scientific club. Began by then juniors Derek Parreñas, Kipper Capulong, and Orion Besabe in 2010, it has represented the school in a number of outreaches and seminars held in and around the vicinity of Metro Manila.

The Southridge Servers' Society[edit]

Motto: Vivere, Amare, Servire! (Live, Love, Serve!)

The Southridge Servers Society (SSS) was founded in the year 1997 by former Southridge Teacher Mann Rentoy and is now under Rutch Regencia of the Guidance department. The club's primary task is to provide and train altar servers for the daily and special masses of the school. Over the years, club activities have expanded as servers have been sent to participate in special events outside of the school. Members of this club have been sent to serve in special masses of sister school PAREF Woodrose, and at times, masses hosted around Metro Manila. The club also hosts outreaches for the less fortunate both outside and inside of campus with the Annual Bayais Sports Festiival (named in Honor of the late Mr. Bayais who died in an accident) and Auxiliary Staff Christmas Party as a growing tradition. The club aims to help students get closer to God.

Opus Dei affiliation[edit]

Southridge entrusts its religious instruction to the prelature of Opus Dei. St. Josemaria Escriva is among its venerated saints, along with St. Joseph and St. Michael.


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]


  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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