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Theme: Fully Alive!

This event occurred on
January 19, 2013
7:30am - 12:30pm +08
(UTC +8hrs)
San Juan, Metro Manila

Persons who are fully alive see life as a blank canvas. They know that life is what you make out of it. Though they may have fear, they tread life with courage and inspiration, not without failure or mistakes, but with passion and perseverance. Persons who are fully alive take current situations and turn them around, breathing life in these otherwise dismal or mundane ones. They are not afraid to ask, even if questions do not always lead them to immediate answers. Inevitably, they cause change, not just in themselves, but through themselves—through the lives they strive to live and the choices they make.

High School MPH
Xavier School
64 Xavier Street, Greenhills
San Juan, Metro Manila, 1500
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Chips Guevarra

An entrepreneur who is in the business of alternative fuels, Chips converts diesel engines to run on vegetable oil for public transportation in The Philippines to help curb air pollution. (http://www.pcnr.com/news/2009-06-24/General_Stories/021.html)

Jomike Tejido

A Filipino architect, author, illustrator, and painter of his signature work, acrylic on hand-woven mats or banig in Tagalog, Chips expresses the unique fusion of fine art on an unconventional ground has led to six solo exhibitions in the Philippines and Singapore, among other group shows in Paris, Japan, and USA.Quality mats are treated and sourced from a filipino export company specializing in the production of high-quality pandan weaves for furniture and interior design. For Jomike, it is his canvas.

Christian Go

Currently a 4th Year High School Student of Xavier School’s IB (International Baccalaureate) Program, Christian is a consistent honor student who will talk about how theater helped him find his own character, and how it helps him become a true achiever in school.

By Implication

Represented by Philip Cheang, By Implication is a group of Xavier School Alumni Gamers who won the Microsoft Imagine Cup in 2010 through creating their own game called, “Wildfire”. Wildfire is a game about saving the world. Where users battle problems like poverty, gender inequality, inadequate education and environmental degradation through the spirit of volunteerism. Today, they continue to spread their fire through software and mobile application development.

Michi Ferreol

A sophomore student on full scholarship in Harvard University, Michi is currently the senior executive of CAMP Philippines, a student-run group that provides advice for young Filipinos on all aspects related to the college application process.

Gloc 9

Mr. Aristotle Pollisco (Gloc 9) is an awit award-winning Filipino. His fast-flowing vocal style has made him one of the most successful hip-hop artists in the Philippines. He has collaborated almost a dozen of songs with other OPM artists; “Lando” with late Francis M., “Upuan” with Jaezelle, “Bagsakan” with Parokya ni Edgar andFrancis M., and “Sari-Saring Kwento” with Noel Cabangon and Champ Lui Pio. His songs mostly tackle social issues such as social injustices, poverty andpatriotism. He is notably one of the few artists in the Philippine music scene who has won every award he was nominated for.

Tropical Acoustics

Tropical Acoustics was born just last May 2012 when three Xavier School seniors namely, Franz Gaw, Ralph Locsin, and Anton Punzalan decided to collaborate and form an acoustic trio. Since then, they have performed in several events in and out of school. The latest of which is their live guesting in DZRJ Society of Music radio show.

Organizing team


Manila, Philippines
  • Jessica Demegillo
    Overall Coordinator
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