MANILA, August 13, 2013—Jesuit-run Xavier School, an educational institution catering to Filipino-Chinese students has an alumnus as its new president.
Last August 3, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle and Fr. Antonio Moreno, Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus, installed Fr. Aristotle Dy, SJ as the 6th president of Xavier School in Greenhills, San Juan.
The term of Fr. Dy has been effective since April 1, 2013.
A former student of the said school, Dy graduated as a Xavier Awardee from the Xavier Class of 1989.
He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Management with honors at the Ateneo de Manila University before entering the Society of Jesus in 1993.
As a Jesuit regent, he taught conversational Mandarin for 2 years at the Sacred Heart School (Ateneo de Cebu).
He was ordained in 2004 and became the director of the Jesuit Communications and held leadership positions at the Ateneo de Manila’s Chinese Studies units including the Leong Center and the Confucius Institute.
From 2004 to 2008, he served as the National Secretary for the CBCP Chinese-Filipino Apostolate and at present, chairs the Chinese-Filipino Apostolate cluster for the Jesuit Philippine Province.
In 2008, Dy left Manila to pursue special studies in Chinese Buddhism. Aside from his master’s degrees in Philosophy and Theology from Ateneo de Manila, he also has a master’s degree in Buddhist Studies from the University of Hongkong and is currently completing his PhD at London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies.
In a message by the school board of trustees, Mr. Johnip G. Cua, president of the board, congratulated and welcomed Dy back to Xavier School and extends their support and cooperation to the new school president.
Aside from Xavier, other schools that serve Filipino-Chinese students are Sacred Heart School (Ateneo de Cebu) and Santa Maria Catholic School (Ateneo de Iloilo).
Xavier School has two campuses—Greenhills, San Juan that serves as main campus— and another in Nuvali, Laguna. (Jandel Posion)