- Formation Seminar (May 19-21, 2006)
The annual Search-In Formation Seminar is already scheduled for the weekend of May 19-21, 2006. We are thus inviting all juniors (incoming seniors), who would like to be active running and facilitating the Search-In for the next school year , to join this activity. Through this fun-filled and meaningful 3 days, we will help train and develop you to take care of the Search-in and run its retreat. For those that are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We will also be needing a lot of help from alumni to run this program, if interested, please send a message to the same email address above.
- Circle 134 (March 16-18, 2006)
The last circle for the school year brought awe to a lot of us as an enormous outpouring of support from the high school search-inners was evident throughout the retreat."We haven't seen this many search-inners helping out for a retreat for years" was the remark of some the alumni. Not only was the large number of them that was impressive, but also the quality and dedication of their service. Together with a very participative batch of retreatants, this retreat has truly become one worth remembering.
This retreat was also particularly significant as it marked the start of the A-team getting into action. About two decades ago, search-in had an A-team (alumni team) of people dedicated to helping every search-in retreat be as meaningful and efficient as possible. Louie Reyes, of Circle 52, our moderator for the past 3 years, has recently revived this team of alumni to lend support to our high school brothers and it has definitely paid off! We look forward to more people keeping this spirit alive! The 16 members of Circle 134 chose "We Will Find Way" by Brenda Russell and Oleta Adams as their theme song.
- Circle 133 (January 13-15, 2006)
This batch almost didn't push through with so many participants suddenly backing out right before the retreat. Still, with 12 retreatants, Circle 133 pushed through and turned out to be another excellent experience for all involved. Fantasia Barrino's 'I Believe' was this circle's theme song.
- Christmas Party- (December 16, 2005)
Once again the Search-In family gathered together for an evening for fraternal fellowship in the celebration of the Christmas season. Jayjay Malixi once again generously hosted the event at his Valle Verde mansion which has undoubtedly become Search-In's official party place.
- Circle 132
So many activities happened on this same weekend.
Many retreatants backed out leaving us with only 12. Many of
the Core Group and seniors were unable to serve full time. A
question was asked a day before the retreat - if it was wise
to have pushed through. From one perspective, the answer would
have been 'no' as it meant operating with a deficit, and working
with limited support. But from another perspective, sometimes
we are led by the Spirit to take a leap. It truly seems this
decision to push through was led by the Spirit. The overwhelming
number of juniors who dilligently served as staff, the dedication
of the seniors, the support of alumni, and the wholehearted participation
of the retreatants resulted in a very inspiring batch.
19 juniors took part in the 2nd Circle for the school year. As
God has always been faithful, He has once again blessed us with
great success and inspiration. Very notable in this retreat was
the return of Querry Kho of Circle 6. Querry is legendary in
facilitating the Search-In activities and he hasn't lost his
touch after all these years leading many of the present staff
to be inspired through working side by side with him. Nonong
Noriega of Circle 6 also stirred emotions to great heights by
surprising everyone with awesome approaches to some of our most
precious moments in the retreat. Circle 131 selected "Pangako
Ng Bukas" which was sung by Circle 22's Wency Cornejo.
On the weekend of the 27th
Anniversary of the Search-In, the success of the first Circle
of the school year punctuated the fact that the Spirit continues
to burn brightly! The admirable work of the seniors and core
group in running the retreat together with alumni team signals
a bright future for this family of ours. The 16 juniors of Circle
130 chose "Seasons of Love" as their theme song. Yes...
27 seasons of love have passed and still continue on! Glory be!
- Summer Get-Together
Our younger search-in brothers organized a very successful summer
get-together which brought a good number of high school and alumni
search-inners together for a very long evening of fun and fellowship.
Many thanks to Howie de Ocampo of Circle 126 for hosting this
very refreshing gathering.
Seminar 2005 - The Harvest is Plentiful! (April 22-24, 2005)
18 In-coming Seniors
took part in the Search-In Formation Seminar for the year 2005.
This is one of the largest number of participants ever. From
this group we formed the new Core Group. Due to the large number
of people willing to commit to take care of Search-in among this
group, a new committe was formed - the Community Council. While
the Core Group took is tasked with taking charge of the Search-In
retreats, the Community Council will take care of everything
outside the retreat - follow up activities, fund raisings, reach
out projects, etc. We pray that this new development take the
Search-In community a step further and bring 'spirit' outside
the retreat, as it had been in the earlier decades.
129 - A taste of the year ahead? (March 17-19, 2005)
The last batch of the school year, had only 13 members, yet the
immense number of juniors that were present to help was astounding.
The dedication and involvement of such numbers of juniors amazed
us and made us wonder if this was a taste of the school year
to come. This last batch turned quite emotional seeing the well
loved core-group and active seniors bid their farewell to the
community as they move on to college. Kathy Troccoli's "Stubborn
Love" was chosen as the circle theme song.
- Circle 128!
At Last!- (February
After five long months without a retreat we Circle
128 finally pushed through. Due to a number of oversights by
the core-group, we ran out of schedules for the retreat house
and we had to cancel the only available schedule we had in December
2004. Yet, Search-In rebounded with a bang! 22 juniors formed
this 3rd batch of the year. "Because of Your Love"
by Nyoy Volante was chosen as their theme song.
Christmas Party (December
Once again, the Search-In community gathered as family to celebrate
the Christmas Season in a spirit of brotherhood and camaraderie.
Over 70 of our brothers ranging from single-digit circles to
the most recent search-inners enjoyed each others company till
the wee hours of the morning. Many thanks once again to Jayjay
Malixi of circle 19, who has consistedly hosted our annual Christmas
celebrations at his welcoming abode.
helps start Relief Operations Center- (December 2004)
In response to the devastating
typhoon that brought about mass flooding and destruction to several
provinces in Luzon, the Search-In coordinated with the CSD office
of La Salle Green Hills to start and organize a relief operations
center to help collect and deliver goods for the flood victims.
The operation grew over the next days as more La Sallian organizations
joined in the effort. Teams of volunteers actually went to Gabaldon,
Nueva Ecija and Dingalan, Aurora to deliver donations to our
afflicted brothers and sisters.
- Circle 127
- Ain't no mountain high enough! (September 24-26, 2004)
In contrast to the first circle, the second batch had to struggle
with a lot of organizational and support problems. A lack of
full-time support, and a number of setbacks in terms of organization
kept the moderator and staff working extra hard to keep things
going. Against whatever odds faced behind the scenes, the retreat
was still smooth sailing for the retreatants who were blessed
with this 26 year old legacy called the Search-In!. 17 retreatants
formed our 127th Circle. Their theme song is "Through the
Rain" by Mariah Carey.
- A promising
start! Circle 126- (July 16-18, 2004)
If the first batch of
the year is a foretaste of the year ahead, then things are definitely
looking up! The amount of support from both seniors and alumni
was very encouraging. The Center Persons for this retreat amazed
all of us with their organized efficiency being on time almost
throughout the retreat. Definitely something that has not happened
for a long long time. Circle 26 consisted of 13 retreatants.
Their theme song is "You Raise Me Up" by Josh Groban.
Seminar - One for the books! (June 11-12, 2004)
This year's Formation Seminar was uniquely memorable due to the
unusual problems we encountered and how we solved them.The training
seminar, which was supposed to last the whole weekend, was
supposed to start at 1PM, Friday at LSGH. Upon reaching the retreat
house, we found out that LSGH was going to be closed during the
weekend due to fumigation of the entire campus. We also found
out that the retreat house, though reserved for the Search-In,
was not officially reserved as the reservation forms were never
submitted. To make the long story short, we were all at the Retreat
House, ready for a weekend seminar, only to find out we couldn't
hold it there.Never having faced such a problem before, we had
to be resourceful. So, we suddenly moved the Search-In Formation
Seminar to the DPI Photography Center at Astoria Plaza Hotel.
The DPI Photography Center is a huge area with large photography
studios run and owned by search-inners. Luckily, the studios
were available and they were large enough to serve as both activities
rooms and sleeping area. So, there we were improvising and making
the best of the location. We all felt like we were camping. Yet,
with all the limitations we encountered,
we survived and still produced a great Formation Seminar. The
result: a formidable Core Group to keep Search-In alive and well
for the school year ahead.
- Circle 125
20 juniors made up Circle 125 and an encouraging
overflow of people served as staff. The retreat turned out really
well with the retreatants participating full blast. In all Search-In
history, this was the batch that got the least amount of sleep
throughout the weekend as both nights went into severe overtime
as the retreatants really involved themselves deeply into the
activities. The whole batch was also quite moving with the recently
graduated seniors giving their whole hearted best running the
search-in for the last time. The Search-In Spirit was burning
bright that weekend! The theme song chosen was Richard Merck's
version of 'I Offer My Life."
- Circle 124,
Against the odds! (January 23-25. 2004)
Only eleven juniors made it to the fourth
circle of the schoolyear. With other students ending up busy
with other activities and events, the Search-in still made a
successful run with the few dedicated retreatants and staff on
hand. With many retreatants and staff backing out at the last
minute, the group decided to push through and managed to produce
a really meaningful circle. The moving song,"If I Could",
by Carl Anderson, was this circle's theme song.
Search-In celebrated the Yuletide season with its
annual Christmas party last December 19. Search-inners, young
and old, filled Jayjay Malixi's home and garden until the wee
hours of the morning. With a mini-sound stage set-up, we had
some of our young brothers jamming throughout the night lending
their musical talents to our festivities.
- Circle 123,
Another Band of Brothers! (November 28-30,2003)
The third circle of the schoolyear bonded
together 16 young juniors for another memorable search-in experience.
Circle 123 saw a lot of long-time-no-see Search-inners coming
over to visit or help.This circle's theme song is "Pag-Gising"
sung by fellow Search-Inner Wency Cornejo of Circle 22.
- A dynamic
Circle 122 (September
Circle 122 was marked by a dynamism throughout
the activities due to the 20 enthusiastic juniors that comprised
it. The impressive wholehearted involvement of the retreatants
made this batch quite inspiring for everyone. The 70's classic,
'Everything I Own' by Bread, was chosen as the theme song. With
such vibrant and varied personalities coming from this circle,
we are looking forward to an interesting future ahead!
25th Anniversary & Grand Reunion (July
25th Anniversary was a smashing success! Around 250 Search-Inners
filled the St. Benilde hall to celebrate Search-In's Silver Anniversary
(a great number inspite of the coup d'etat that started on the
same evening). This Grand Reunion saw Search-Inners from Circles
1 to 121 join in fellowship together over an overflowing buffet
and bottomless drinks till mid-morning. The whole event began
with a meaningful Thanksgiving Mass at 6:30PM. Three large lechons,
donated by some generous alumni, made the buffet extra special.
A well organized program kept entertainment alive the whole evening.
Search-In celebrities delighted everyone with their presence
and their performances. The program began with Wency Cornejo
22 accompanied by Raymond Golamco 76 doing a medley of Search-In
songs that were originally performed by Wency and After Image.
Hosts for the evening were Anthony Pangilinan 12, David Celdran
25, DJ Mitch Amurao 37, and RJ Ledesma 58. Brother Bernie Oca,
LSGH President and former Search-In Adviser, shared a short message
with the group. Brother Dodo Fernandez of Circle 4 explained
and launched the Search-In Foundation. One of the highlights
of the evening was the presence of the Search-In's founder -
former Brother Emilio 'Boy' Villarosa. "Brother" Boy
was given a surprise award of appreciation for starting it all.
Louie Aguinaldo of Circle 8 was also given a surprise award for
his years of service to the Search-In. Search-Inners who have
passed on were remembered with a slide show as JM Rodriguez,
of Search-In Bacolod, rendered a heartfelt song in tribute to
them. Dingdong Avanzado of Circle 32 followed with a couple of
touching songs. Gary Valenciano of circle 10 then capped the
night's performances with five songs including one long energetic
medley. Probably the most moving part of the evening was the
short prayer-activity that Nonong Noriega, of circle 6,conducted
which meaningfully united everyone present. Everyone gathered
together in one huge ball of people and celebrated the moment
and promised for the future while bonding together in prayer
and in heartfelt song! Many watery eyes were seen as the Search-In
Spirit was strongly re-lived at this moment. (Check out the photos
of this ball of people in the gallery). The evening continued
with the raffling off of several prizes donated by sponsors.
The whole event lasted way past midnight as a few tables of alumni
continued to reminisce the good old days. You may check out the
photos of the event at the gallery.
first batch of the school year, Circle 121, was successfully
held a week before Search-In's 25th Anniversary. 16 Juniors comprised
this circle. Michael Jackson's 'Someone In The Dark' was selected
as their theme song. This batch also marked the beginning of
a year of great promise with some Search-In alumni pledging to
take responsibility of the Search-In for the school year. Louie
Reyes of Circle 52 has committed to serve the Search-In for the
year functioning as its moderator. Packy Santos also of Circle
52 likewise pledged his committment for the year. Tremendous
support also continues with the likes of George Caluag of circle
41 who also served as full time.
Formation Seminar is our annual training seminar for incoming
seniors who wish to serve as facilitators for the Search-In in
the coming school year. This year's very successful training
prepared eight incoming seniors to serve as Core Group for the
Search-In this year. We were blessed to have the active involvement
of over 20 search-in alumni in this seminar.
- Circle 120
ends the schoolyear (March 24-26, 2003)
The last batch of the
school year was successfully held last March 24-26, 2003. Seventeen
juniors took part in this batch. Being held during weekdays,
the high school Search-Inners had less assistance from their
unavailable alumni brothers but they held the fort well. The
song "Kaya Ko" from the musical Rama at Sita (sung
by Franco Laurel) was chosen as the Circle theme song.
brings Gary V to LSGH (January 31, 2003)
Gary Valenciano brought LSGH to their
feet during the Search-In produced concert held at the St. Benilde
Gym last January 31. The concert was co-produced with the parents
of the LSGH Small Basketeers of the Philippines team. The proceeds
of the concert was for the benefit of the Adult Night High School.
Gary V is the Godfather of Circle 10.
great batch - Circle 119 (November 29 - December 1,2002)
The third batch of this
schoolyear was another inspiring success. The junior search-inners
made their presence truly felt with a large number of them serving
as staff. The able and efficient work of the CPs and the core
group kept the retreat on track. Special thanks to Rony Romero
of Circle 86 for his dedication being full time, assuring the
kids of adult alumni supervision throughout the weekend (he has
been doing this for several batches now). Congrats also to Circle
19 for celebrating 100 circles since their batch - it was good
to see Mart Rosadia, Potpot Crisostomo, and Jayjay Malixi at
17 juniors comprising Circle 119 chose as their theme song "Friends"
by Dessa and Ima Castro.
- Circle 118
- A batch well done! (September 27-29, 2002)
This second batch for the retreat ran
smoothly thanks to the well organized CPs and staff. A good number
of seniors and juniors were around to make this retreat a meaningful
one. Eighteen juniors made up Circle 118. "Warrior Is A
Child", sung by Gary Valenciano of Circle 10, was chosen
as their theme song. Many thanks again to the dedicated alumni
who also served well! The euphoric end of the retreat was further
punctuated with the victory of DLSU over Ateneo at the UAAP.
A throng of search-inners remained at the retreat house after
the closing to enjoy this sweet moment for our Alma Mater!
Turns 24 (July
years ago, on July 28-30, 1978, the Search-In of La Salle Green
Hills came into existence with the birth of Circle 1. We commemorated
and gave thanks for 24 years of God's blessing through the Search-In
with a thanksgiving Mass which coincided with the Closing Mass
of Circle 117. We are hoping to have a grand reunion next year
when we reach 25 years old.
Reaches Truly Meets A New Generation - First Father and Son Search-Inners
Circle 117 was witness
to Search-In actually meeting a new generation as it welcomed
the first Search-Inner whose father is also a Search-Inner. Kit
Favis of circle 117 is the son of Binky Favis of circle 43. Truly
a milestone in the history of our beloved Search-In Family.
117 - An inspiring first batch! (July 26-28,2002)
19 juniors took part in the first
batch of the school year - Circle 117. Both high school and alumni
staff who served during the retreat were one in proclaiming that
the batch was an inspiring success. Adding to the intense euphoria
of this remarkable batch was an awe inspiring session by Nonong
Noriega of circle 6 which moved everyone to spirited ovations!
Another inspiring aspect was the return of George Caluag of circle
41 who, after 15 long years, served as full-time staff providing
tremendous support to the high school staff. The theme song of
circle 117 is "Win" by Brian McKnight.
(June 7-9, 2002)
need to train facilitators and form a capable core-group is essential
specially since we have not had a hands-on moderator closely
supervising the preparations and running of the Search-In retreats
since last year. We hope we have achieved this with a successful
Formation Seminar held last June 7-9, 2002. Eleven high school
seniors have emerged to form this years Core-Group. May we all
support them through our prayers.
Summer Beach Trip Revived at last!!! (April 26-28, 2002)
After two years of seeming
deprivation, Search-In once again trekked to the beach last April
26-28. Through the courtesy of Mark Vergel de Dios of circle
97, we once again enjoyed the Potenciano beach house at Natipuan,
Nasugbu, Batangas. As always it was a refreshing three days enhanced
by the joy of God's glorious creation and the wonderful camaraderie
among fellow Search-In brothers. Francis Angeles of circle 109
added delight by fillling our stomachs with good food. Looking
forward to next year's beach trip!!!
116 - A Major Triumph! (March 19-21, 2002)
19 juniors made it to the last batch
for the schoolyear, Circle 116, held last March 19-21. As always,
the retreat went well but what made this batch special was that
it was made possible with very minimal adult & alumni assistance.
Facing a huge debt problem, the seniors and juniors solved the
bulk of search-in's financial setbacks by successfully taking
on the difficult task of donating, preparing and cooking the
meals for the retreat. This saved them so much money that would
have been spent on the usual caterer. The retreat was also held
on weekdays making it difficult for alumni to help out since
it was right smack of college classes and work schedules. The
determination, inititiative, and dedication of our younger brothers
made this work and kept the flame of Search-In burning!
Another fun-filled Christmas Reunion was held at
JayJay Malixi's house last December 21, 2001. It was good to
see a good mix of Search-Inners from all years enjoying each
other's company till the wee hours of the morning.
many years, a Renewal was organized for the high school Search-In
Community. The initial response was very encouraging, 49 people
signed up plus a few more had indicated that they would attend
this special activity set for Dec. 19-20. Unfortunately, only
6 people showed up forcing us to cancel. Of course, this left
us with a major debt.
E-mail Groups Launched
The Search-In has begun its own e-mail group. Keep
in touch with other search-inners through our e-mail group. Thanks
to Noni Odulio of circle 87 for setting it up! For more details
click go to the 'GET
IN TOUCH' page by clicking here.
- Circle 115
well done! (November
11 retreatants showed up for the 3rd batch of the schoolyear.
Though the sudden drop in the number of retreatants left us with
a big deficit, the Search-In was a great success where it really
mattered. The high school staff ran the retreat excellently with
highly spirited seniors and juniors leading the way. There were
also a good number of alumni to lend assistance throughout. The
theme song of the circle is "This Is The Moment" sung
by Anthony Warlow.
114, a successful 2nd batch (August 31-September 2, 2001)
16 juniors comprised
the second circle for the year. The retreat was again run very
well by the staff of mostly seniors and juniors. The theme song
chosen by the batch was
- 23 Years of Search-In
Commemorated (July 28, 2001)
A small group of Search-Inners gathered together
to commemorate and give thanks for 23 years of the gift we call
the 'Search-In'. Held last July 28, at the National Shrine of
the Divine Child at La Salle Green Hills, 35 alumni and high
school students offered a special mass for this occasion. Following
this, we celebrated throughout the night at Quattro Bar &
Grill where a few other alumni followed. Hoping to see more grateful
people in the years to come.
- A brilliant
beginning with Circle 113 (July 13-15, 2001)
20 juniors made up the
first batch of the new school year. The retreat was run very
well by the seniors, hopefully signalling an end to last year's
commitment-drought. With a healthy number of applications for
retreatants and staff, plus a succesful first batch, we hope
for a vibrant Search-In. Theme song of circle 113 is 'Go The
Distance' by Michael Bolton.
(March 21-23, 2001)
intentions are not enough to come up with a good Search-In. Of
course, know-how and preparedness have much to do with it. In
preparation for the next school year, we conducted a Formation
Seminar to train and prepare people who want to serve as facilitators.
From this group were selected responsible people to serve as
Core Group for the year. Run by our alumni brothers, everyone
is optimistic that the Search-In has a good group of incoming
seniors to take care of it.
year ends with Circle
112 - a triumph for the Juniors
(March 15-17, 2001)
The last batch of this year was quite unusual. Usually
the last batch would be flooded with graduating seniors, but
seniors were scarce and the retreat was run mainly by the reliable
juniors. Theme song of the circle is 'Mr. Love' by Gladys Knight.
- Circle 111
against all odds (February 9-11, 2001)
Originally 20 participants, only
10 showed up for the retreat. Staff was undermanned with only
3 actual full-time staff: 2 senior center persons and 1 junior.
As always, God pulled this one through with flying colors. With
strong support from a dependable group of juniors serving part-time,
plus a small competent team of alumni providing guidance, the
retreat emerged a certified success! Theme song is Lea Salonga's
Party 2000 - a night of fun (December 22, 2000)
The Search-In Christmas party was
a night of fun and friends. It was a pleasant reunion of our
brothers from as early as circle 6 to the youngest ones from
circle 110. Delicious catered food and drinks added to the pleasure
of the evening as well as the riotous 200-song name that tune
that kept people screaming and jumping. Thanks again to JJ Malixi
of circle 19 for hosting our Xmas bash once again.
110 a batch full of hope (December 19-21, 2000)
The second batch of the year was held on weekdays,
Tuesday to Thursday, during the schools' X'mas break. This batch
of 17 retreatants signified a shining hope for the Search-In
family. Aside from their marvelous participation, what was exceptionally
encouraging was the full support of the juniors from circle 109.
A rarity, the entire Circle 109 served as staff, making up for
the lack of staff from the seniors.Hope is alive indeed.
Circle 110 chose as their theme song "People
Need The Lord" by Gary Valenciano of circle 10.
109 finally held (November
3 postponements, the first batch for this schoolyear was finally
held. Circle 109 had only 11 members yet was a remarkable success
considering the difficulties encountered in its preparations.
The theme song of the batch is "Itutuloy" by the Company.
- Summer activities
fizzle out (
April - May, 2000 )
The summer turned out to be somewhat disappointing
for our community activities. The attempted revival of the traditional
Summer Sportsfest didn't turn out well and the summer beach trip
got rained out. A group of our high school brothers set out to
revive the great summer sportsfests we used to have in the past.
They did a really admirable job organizing and doing everything
they could to get things going. Unfortunately, partly due to
lack of updated directories, there were too few people that showed
up to get the sportsfest going. Nevertheless, we wish to applaud
the efforts of Tom Veloso of circle 103 and Thads Carvajal of
circle 102 for their great effort in spearheading the project.
Summer ended unexpectedly early with heavy downpours
of rain beginning early May. This thwarted our planned exodus
to Batangas for a 3 day beach trip. Well, there's always next
ends the schoolyear with Circle 108 ( March 16-18, 2000 )
Fourteen juniors comprised Circle
108, the last batch for the schoolyear. The weekend was memorable
as it also marked the last batch together with the graduating
seniors. A sentimental farewell ceremony followed right after
the closing ceremony where the rest of the community gave thanks
to our beloved seniors. The theme song of Circle 108 is Kaibigan
by Basil Valdez.
- Fund-Raising Concert
(January 29, 2000)
vigorous Search-In community in good old LSGH high school produced
a fund raising concert featuring the popular band FREESTYLE with
guest band BARBIE'S CRADLE. Entitled "On D' Spot",
the concert was held on January 29, at the recently airconditioned
St. Benilde's Gym at La Salle Green Hills. The show was a tremendous
success with all tickets sold out.
was full of fun and energy with a packed gym screaming and dancing
with delight. The evening excitement began immediately with R&B
band SOULFOOD performing as front act. BARBIE'S CRADLE continued
to energy with their appealing numbers. The night was brought
to a climax by an hour and a half dance frenzy brought about
by the amazing FREESTYLE.
Proceeds of the concert
are earmarked for the benefit of the Adult Night High School,
the Kuya Drop-In Center ( a shelter for street children), and
the St. Brother Miguel Academy ( a Sunday cathechetics program
for public school children ).
Check out some of
the concert photos at the Gallery
Starts off the 21st Century with Circle 107 (January 21-23,2000)
Our first activity for
the year 2000 was the 107th Circle of Search-In LSGH. For some
strange reason, the original 20 fulltime staff dropped to 3 by
the start of the retreat. With the two center persons Paolo Navarro
(102) and Boy Lagasca (103), plus the lone junior Edrix Crisologo
(106) holding the fort, alumni and other high schoolers pulled
together to keep the retreat running. Though the staff was severely
undermanned, the retreat turned out to be a usual success.Circle
107 was also the first batch held with JR Estrellado of Circle
28 serving as moderator.
has a new moderator (January, 2000)
We welcome our brother
JR Estrellado of circle 28 who assumed the role of Search-In
moderator upon the beginning of the new year. JR has been serving
at La Salle Green Hills for several years, previously as part
of the P.E. department and as a guidance counsellor at present.
He is taking over the role of our former moderator, Mr. Jess
Nemenzo, who has been reassigned to La Salle Bacolod at the end
of 1999. JR will be working together with Search-In Adviser Brother
Dodo Fernandez of circle 4 and with Alumni Retreat Coordinator
Carlo Carrascoso of circle 68.
- Successful Christmas Party ! (December 20,1999)
The Search-In family
held its annual Christmas party last December 20, 1999 at the
residence of Jayjay malixi of circle 19. This get-together was
excellently organized by our high school brothers. the affair
was catered and was a lot of fun. A riotous game of name-that-tune
kept everyone screaming for over an hour. Over 70 of our brothers
were present ranging from circle 4 to 106. Check out some of
the Christmas party photos at the Gallery.
106 a resounding success! ( November 19 - 21 )
20 new juniors became
part of our Search-In family during circle 106 last November
19 -21, 1999. The batch was marked by an exceptional high school
staff that miraculously managed to stay on schedule and run the
retreat effectively. The Alumni present hardly ran out of praises
for the staff and the center persons. A special blessing came
through the "Yes" summary service held by Nonong Noriega
of circle 6, who hit hearts with a meaningful session that moved
everyone, including staff and alumni, to an inspired ovation.
Circle 106 selected "Move In Me" as their theme song.
"Move In Me" was recorded by Dingdong Avanzado, Godfather
of Circle 32.
of our brothers passes away (
Emile "Chingky" Chingcuangco, M.D., of circle 19, was
called home by our Lord during an early Sunday morning in October.
He succumbed to complications arising from the cancer he had
been previously afflicted with. The Search-In family sponsored
a special mass for him at La Salle Green Hills National Shrine
of the Divine Child on October 26, 1999. Surely, those who were
blessed to know "Chingky" will really miss such a wonderful
person. You may want to share memories of Chingky by visiting
his memorial website at http://louiea.tripod.com/chingky/
105 recently concluded! ( September 10-12 )
Twenty juniors took part
in the 2nd batch for the schoolyear as Circle 105 was held during
the 2nd week of September. The theme song selected was "Para
Lang Sa 'Yo" by Dindo Almeda.
- Circle 104 successfully held! ( July-August )
The first batch for the
schoolyear 1999-2000 was recently held at the retreat house of
La Salle Greenhills. Twenty juniors, from a total of 120 applicants,
underwent the retreat which lasted from July 30 - August 1, 1999.
Circle 104 chose "Lessons To Be Learned" by Barbra
Streisand as their theme song.
Welcomes New Moderator (July)
Due to his hectic schedule as Assistant Principal
for the high school, Brother Dodo Fernandez, FSC, of Circle 4
has appointed Mr. Jess Nemenzo as the new moderator of the Search-In
at LSGH. Mr. Nemenzo is a member of the high school faculty and
is part of the campus ministry office.
involvement of Mr. Nemenzo has been greatly appreciated as he
provides valuable day to day support for the Search-In within
the school community. He was presently surprised as he was given
a pendant by the Search-In family during Circle 104.
Dodo is still involved with the Search-In as its Brother Adviser.
Carlo Carrascoso of Circle 68 also continues to serve as the
Alumni Supervisor for the retreat.
Years of Search-In Commemorated ( July-August )
La Salle Brother, Emilio "Boy" Villarosa, founder of
the Search-In, held the first batch of Search-In 21 years ago.
Circle 1 was conducted during the weekend of July 28-30, 1978.
A Thanksgiving Mass to Commemorate our 21st Anniversary
was held during the Closing Ceremonies of Circle 104 last August
1, 1999 at the National Shrine of the Divine Child at La Salle
Green Hills. Search-inners from as early as Circle 4 were present.
Seminar Held (
better prepare the senior high school students to run the Search-in
retreats, a Formation Seminar was held last July. This training
seminar helps interested Search-Inners learn more about the Search-In
program, it's ideals and objectives, and also introduces them
to basic skills needed to facilitate the retreat activities.
The succesful seminar was participated in by 13 seniors and run
by a team of dedicated alumni brethren.
Beach Trip Revived ( May )
After an absence of community outings for a few
years, the Search-In family undertook once again another traditional
trek to the beach for fun, relaxation and camaraderie. Organized
by Jay Jay Malixi of Circle 19, the three day leisure trip was
held last May at the house of cousins Chichoy Reyes of circle
21, V.J. Vergel de Dios of circle 74, and Mark Vergel de Dios
of circle 97. Search-inners present were from as early as circle
7 and as new as circle 101. Can't wait till next year's beach