The Philippines is the world’s 12 most populous country with an estimated population of about 92 million people. Its national economy is the 47th largest in the world with an estimated 2008 gross domestic (GDP nominal) of over US$168.6 billion (nominal). It is estimated that there are about 11 million overseas Filipinos worldwide, equivalent to about 11% of the total population of the Philippines. As we increase the popularity of our common interests. We hope to meet again our long lost brothers and sisters so we will be able to reminisce again the joys of our friendship through the years. We also want to have fun while when we are together and working on projects. By developing relationships and friendships, our alumni organization will become even stronger.
As an archipelago of 7,107 islands with a total land area of approximately 300,000 square kilometers (116,000 square miles) and with abundant species of fauna and flora. It is located between 116° 40', and 126° 34' E. longitude, and 4° 40', and 21° 10' N. latitude, and borders the Philippine Sea on the east, the South China Sea on the west, and the Celebes Sea on the south. The island of Borneo is located a few hundred kilometers southwest, and Taiwan is located directly to the north. The Moluccas and Sulawesi are located to the south-southwest, and Palau is located to the east of the islands.
The Philippines is considered as the Paradise of the Pacific because of her rich natural and human resources. She enchants and blesses people from all races with her colorful and remarkable cultures and traditions.
The Philippines is divided into three island groups: Luzon (Regions I to V, NCR and CAR), Visayas (VI to VIII), and Mindanao (IX to XIII and ARMM). The port of Manila, on Luzon, is the capital city and the second largest city after Quezon City.
A former colony of Spain and the United States, the Philippines is one of two predominantly Roman Catholic countries in Asia, the other being East Timor. There are also a number of minority religious groups, including Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and other beliefs. Multiple ethnicities, and cultures are found throughout the islands.
Around 90% of Filipinos are Catholics. A young Filipino child is basically taught catechism by his / her parents or guardians. No matter how hard or easy life is, a typical Filipino citizen always believes in God and is never ungrateful of the Divine Providence. Most of the Filipinos are devotees of the Holy Child of Prague or Sto. Niño de Cebu, the Black Nazarene of Poong Nazareno, Our Mother of Perpetual Help or Ina ng Laging Saklolo and Our Lady of Guadalupe or Birhen ng Guadalupe, the secondary patroness of the country.
As we further promote as well the interests of our alumni organization and our members not just in our local communities, but to the world too, we strive to make a big dramatic difference by educating and helping the public and expanding our reach as Marians who are competent and competitive beyond boarders.
On 11 December 2010, the Elementary Marians 1990 and High School Marians 1994 of St. Mary's College of Meycauayan, Bulacan, Philippines will have our first annual homecoming at the Multi-purpose of St. Mary's College of Meycauayan.
Years passed. We aged. We grew. We learned. During these formative years we saw widely how life would give us what we dreamed for. We were afraid to attend school alone, but thanks to our classmates who encouraged us in a kind way or another to be with them. Childhood friendships and youth life began to bloom. The unique blessings of being children and youth!
We cried. We laughed. We wondered. We played. We teased. We stumbled. We fought. Yet, we stuck together. During our time, we belonged to the pop culture as the "Electric Youth". Until, we parted ways in 1990 and 1994.
Now, regardless of time and space, we are still the best products of yesteryears who are the free-spirited yet full of talents and skills Marians.
United. Supportive. Motivated. We are the alumni of St. Mary's College of Meycauayan, Bulacan, Philippines Elementary Class of 1990 and High School Class of 1994.
We are undeniably and precisely interconnected. WE ARE ONE HAPPY MARIAN FAMILY!
Dito walang mayaman o mahirap. Lahat ay may dignidad na maipagmamalaki. Kahit ano pa ang pinagdaanan natin sa buhay, dito walang panghuhusgang ibibigay, kundi pagmamahal at pagtangap kahit ano pa tayo.
To all of us, WELCOME HOME!