Press Releases


March 2005


The College of the Holy Spirit of Manila (CHSM) and the Center of Excellence in Public Elementary Education (Centex) have formed a partnership to provide high school education to the first batch of graduating students of Centex.

The CHSM-Centex High School will open its doors in June to students from Centex Tondo, Manila, as well as more than a hundred students from other “feeder schools” and neighboring elementary schools.

Centex is a program of the Ayala Foundation in cooperation with private companies and the Department of Education (DepEd). With two campuses in Tondo and Bauan, Batangas, Centex provides children from disadvantaged families with quality education equal to that of the country’s best public and private schools.

The school is set to honor its first batch of graduates in simple ceremonies on March 29 at the Onstage Theater in Greenbelt 1, Makati City.

The Missionary Congregation of the Servants of the Holy Spirit which manages the 92-year-old Catholic college is eager to welcome the Centex students into its community. The CHSM-Centex High School will be a coeducational institution that seeks to challenge young Filipinos’ intellect and foster their sense of moral and social duty.

Said CHS Manila president Sr. Eufracia Marcojos: “We will provide these students quality education that addresses the strengthening of both Gospel and Filipino values. We want to help create among our youth, servant leaders, discerning persons equipped with excellent skills, who are nurturers of their environment and proud to be Filipino.”

With these shared goals, the College of the Holy Spirit and Ayala Foundation’s Centex, believe that their partnership will produce generations of young Filipinos who will help build an empowered Philippine society in the years to come.