Xavier School honored five alumni teachers of the school, honoring them with the Xavier-Kuangchi Award for Exemplary Alumni. The board of trustees conferred the award on Alvin Ang (’90), Ronald Matthew Briones (’99), Dr. Joseph Ng (’84), Jonah Mari Valenzuela (’87), and Exxon Yu (’97). All of them are current members of the school faculty and have served at least 15 years. These Xaverian educators were cited for their “lifelong dedication to the teaching vocation and professional excellence, benefiting thousands of Xavier School students and society in general.”
In the same event, the school also paid tribute to a group of alumni, led by Dr. Edgar Eufemio (’83) and Dr. Jonathan Dy (’86), for organizing the KKK – Kalinga Kontra Korona. In partnership with the San Juan local government, these Xaverians funded and managed the operations of the San Juan Covid-19 Kalinga Center (SJCKC), a quarantine and recovery facility that opened in April 2020. The center was staffed by alumni medical volunteers and healthcare staff employed by the KKK. The project raised over P23 million which went to the operations of SJCKC as well as providing assistance to over 30 institutions throughout the Philippines. For their critical support, provided in a time of great risk and need to the country, the KKK was awarded a special commendation for outstanding service and leadership.
First given in 2007, the annual tribute recognizes Xavier School alumni who have excelled in their respective fields and made a positive impact on their communities and society in general. Through their example, the school hopes to encourage more Xaverians to aspire to the Jesuit ideal of being “men for others.”