The Physical Education (PE) department of the Ateneo Senior High School (ASHS) offered a biking elective for the first time at the start of the second semester to Grade 11 and 12 students.
Gazing upon the school sitting on the blue-hued hill, illuminated by its colorful history and revered credentials, the Ateneo, whether it be the university or high school, is eyed by many hopefuls that dare ascend the slippery slope with unknown stakes—yet, many choose to persevere. Last January 14 and 15, Ateneo Senior High Admission and Placement Exam (A-SHAPE) takers from all corners of the nation entered the Loyola schools campus with one single purpose in mind—survive and pass the A-SHAPE.
Ateneo de Manila High School’s Indayog ng Atenistang Kabataan (IndAK) garnered the championship title under the Kings Division, high school category at Dance Supremacy’s inter-school competition held on January 14, 2023 at the Samsung Performing Arts Theatre.
Journalist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa was acquitted of tax evasion by the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA), on Wednesday, January 18, putting an end to a raft of legal hearings opposing the said veteran Filipino-American journalist.
This 2023 was opened with a historical encounter—President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. embarking to Beijing for a sit-down with China’s President Xi Jinping. Many promises and arrangements were on the agenda, with conversations jumping from durian exports to bridge constructions. Yet, there was one matter looming through everyone’s minds—the long-disputed West Philippine Sea. This “elephant in the room” has been a recurring topic for over eleven years; yet, it is continuously left in its static state. It begs the question: will it always remain unaddressed?
As fireworks go off into the sky and noises such as horns tooting, pots and pans banging, celebratory cheers mark the genesis of the new year, there is one question that also begins to emerge in everybody’s minds as they hug their loved ones and smile bright for the camera: who will I be this year?
Former Department of National Defense (DND) Officer-in-Charge Jose Faustino Jr. spoke up about his recent resignation, explaining that he left the position because of the sudden reappointment of Gen. Andres Centino as returning chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), formally succeeding Lt. Gen. Bartolome Bacarro.
On Tuesday, January 3, singer and Internet influencer Donnalyn Bartolome sparked much uproar online with a controversial statement belittling the struggles of Filipino workers. In the now deleted post, she said, “Bakit may sad dahil back to work na? Diba dapat masaya ka kasi may chance ka na pagandahin buhay mo at ng pamilya? Trip ko pa nga may work ng January 1 dahil superstition ko may work ako buong taon ‘pag ganun. Dapat grateful kasi may work. If work makes you unhappy, I hope you find a job that will… this is just a reminder that having a job is a blessing bessss change mindset, it’s 2023!!”
Thousands of Catholics marched in a “walk of faith” to celebrate the annual feast of the Black Nazarene on Sunday, January 8.
To jumpstart ties with China by discussing mutual agreements with the country in his term, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. held his first state visit to the People’s Republic of China from January 3 to 5, 2023, at the capital of Beijing.