By  Jeremie Lei Casanding, Eunice Rainielle Mendoza, Carl Valdez Photo by Edmir Capuno 

The Philippine School celebrated its 9th Foundation Day the in Muhaisnah 2  from February 24 until March 2, 2017.

The Philippine School celebrated its 9th Foundation Day the in Muhaisnah 2 from February 24 until March 2, 2017.

            “We shall know our strength and identify our weakness to improve ourselves and move forward beyond our legacy.”

         This was the message of Principal Jocelyn Sollano during the opening of the foundation day. She affirmed the theme:  ‘TPS@ 9 : Moving Forward Beyond its Legacy.’

Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes, who served as the guest speaker, said that as parents continue to trust TPS , he hopes that the children will be prepared to take roles in the government.

Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes, who served as the guest speaker, said that as parents continue to trust TPS , he hopes that the children will be prepared to take roles in the government.

           The morning was made even more exciting with each grade showcasing their dance of different themes per level. Each has been enhancing and improving their flaws for the past few weeks and surprised guests with their performances. The champion in Kindergarten was KG- 2am. The champion in the primary level was 2-A. 5-A and B have proved themselves successful as intermediate champions. Lastly, Grade 9 was hailed as champion in the high school level.

Grade 9 performance, inspired by the Avatar the last air bender series, lords the mass dance competition in high school level.

Grade 9 performance, inspired by the Avatar the last air bender series, lords the mass dance competition in high school level.

Grade 10 was awarded as 1st Runner up in their  Flora and Fauna inspired performance.

Grade 10 was awarded as 1st Runner up in their Flora and Fauna inspired performance.

           On the 25th of February, 87 contestants from kindergarten to senior high school competed for the Mr. and Ms. TPS crown. “You don’t have to be perfect to inspire others, let others be inspired by the way you handle your own imperfections, ” said Ms. TPS 2017 Eunice Rainielle Mendoza. Contestants radiated their charms, confidence, and poise. From an alluring tango performance by Kyla Patricia Raflores (1st runner up) to a gifted artist who drew Mr. Rodrigo Duterte upside down by Noel Cresente Gonzales (Mr. TPS 2017), All presented their very best selves to prove themselves worthy of winning the competition and to push The Philippine School further beyond its legacy, as its potential representatives.

Ms. TPS 2017 Eunice Rainielle Mendoza during the question and answer portion.

Ms. TPS 2017 Eunice Rainielle Mendoza during the question and answer portion.

 Noel Cresente Gonzales  (right) and Eunice Rainielle Mendoza crowned Mr. and Ms. TPS 2017.

Noel Cresente Gonzales (right) and Eunice Rainielle Mendoza crowned Mr. and Ms. TPS 2017.

Mr. TPS 2017 Noel Cresente Gonzales is also Mr. Talent. He  drew Philippine President  Rodrigo Duterte withing 3 minutes.

Mr. TPS 2017 Noel Cresente Gonzales is also Mr. Talent. He drew Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte within 3 minutes.

Ms. TPS 1st runner up Kyla Patricia Raflores bagged Best Talent award after demonstrating  Tango Dance.

Ms. TPS 1st runner up Kyla Patricia Raflores bagged Best Talent award after demonstrating Tango Dance.

               The Philippine school rewarded its students with brilliant performances in TPS Live where everyone was stunned by their talent. Groups of dancers shared their flawless moves. Singers and composers harmonized to their music with powerful and angelic voices.

Grade 10 band performs a song entitled 'Maling Akala.'

Grade 10 band performs a song entitled ‘Maling Akala.’

Kassiel Sachi Aliganga was awarded as champion in TPS Star Discovery after belting the song  'Price Tag' by Jessie J.

Kassiel Sachi Aliganga was awarded as champion in TPS Star Discovery after belting the song ‘Price Tag’ by Jessie J.


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