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Byline: Sr. Mary Sarah Manapol, SPC, Contributor
THE JESUITS HAVE BEEN OCcupying Xavier House since 1947 or for 62 years now.
What is remarkable about this building is its architecturethe pillars on the ground floor facing the Pasig River, the vintage tiles in the bathrooms, the shiny wooden floors on the second level which are probably narra or mahogany. These are rarely seen today.
Xavier House also played an important role in the history of our country, and in the history of the Jesuits in the Philippines.
When strongman President Ferdinand Marcos called for snap elections in 1986, the National Citizens Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel), through Jose Concepcion Jr., requested for volunteers to watch the polls and the counting of …