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[email protected] IN TOUCH
A WORD FROM THE REUNION CHAIR
alfonso fabregas
Hello! It has been a quarter full of fun and excitement. I hope to see
more results in the remaining months as our target December 2010
reunion draws nearer.
[email protected]
IN
TOUCH
I started to use Facebook with the help of my daughters. I am amazed by the number of
batchmates who already signed up as members. It is interesting to know each one’s milestones
especially in the www department (wealth, wisdom, and waistline). I encourage everyone to
search for more batchmates so we can grow, not only in numbers, but also in memories and
friendships. As I navigate FB’s links and settings and update my status, I recall the fad among
girls in high school. I am talking about “slam book” which seems to be the priceless possession
that time. I always look forward to responding to questions like: What is your happiest moment
in life? Believe it or not my response was Kapag nagtututuli ako! Facebook is like a slam book
only in virtual form. Definitely, it feels great to have re-connected again with former
schoolmates and it is easier now because of FB.
This issue of our newsletter is filled with news and stories; how we did in our garage sale, our
summer party and the regular committee meeting every last Saturday of the month. Staying
Alive, our regular Sunday fitness activity in Amoranto Stadium, remains a weekend fare for
most of us. I hope more members will participate in this weekly activity. Family members are
welcome. “The more the merrier,” as the saying goes. Note that solicitation letters are now in
the hands of friends who may be interested to support our cause.
The committee is scheduled to prepare the program and sponsorship request. Please do come
out and support our goals and activities. There were minor set backs and down times in the
preparation due to schedule conflicts, commitments and other personal reasons but nothing
can’t be revived by our enthusiastic members. Being proactive in the group is essential but
simply being present either on FB, through text or a phone call is already a great way to show
your support.
April—June 2010
Volume 1, Issue 2
Inside
Reunion Planning
Update / Garage Sale
2
Keeping the Spirit and
Staying Alive
3
Helping Hands for
Brigada Eskwela Plus
4
Improved Facilities for
MRHS
5
A Summer Loving
Outing Experience
6
Back to Slam Book - after the happiest moment this question follows: What is your loneliest
moment in life? And often I answer: Kapag nawala ang pangtutuli ko!
Catch Up and Reminisce 7
with Victor Masongsong
Slam Book Noon,
Facebook Ngayon
8
Used Books for MRHS /
1978 Trivia
10
Find A Batchmate
11
Ang sarap talagang mag-reminisce lalo na pag marami tayo na magkakasama. Kaya tara na
at makibahagi sa ating masayang grupo.
Class Notes
12
Enjoy reading and I hope to hear from everyone soon. ♦
Photo credit: Lando Ernacio
The [email protected] REUNION REUNION PLANNING UPDATE
COMMITTEE
IN LESS THAN 6 MONTHS. . .
Chairman
Alfonso Fabregas
Co-Chairs
Almia Nanagad
Benito Testor
Secretary
Alice Navarro-Pascua
Treasurer
Vidafe Barrientos-Pantaleon
Auditor
Jovita Adami
Assistant Auditor
Grace Apor-Capisonda
SUPPORT COMMITTEES
Directory & Souvenir Program
Jesusa Reyes-Baetiong
Invitation Program &
Entertainment
Remy Dela Cruz
Event Coordinator
Antonio Babiano
Registration & Reception
Susan Gorospe
Fundraising Coordinator
Internal - Nick Parayno
External – Bonette Cruzada
Venue & Physical Arrangement
Pastor Sumook
Food & Refreshment
Rita Sol Bernarte
Logistics & Security
Luth Aldave and
Ruth Lagnada
… it will be our grand reunion! We encourage everyone to consider making a gift or a pledge now.
Thanks to all members who already pledged and donated. The committee hopes though that the
pledges be realized by October 2010. If you are interested to make a gift or pledge, please
contact Nick Parayno at 0906 268-5408 or email [email protected] Donations may be
deposited to:
MRHS BATCH '81.
Account no. 0260-170905
Allied Bank, West Triangle Branch.
GARAGE SALE
In an effort to raise fund for the grand
reunion, the [email protected] committee and
members, headed by Nick Parayno, in-charge
of fundraising, conducted a series of garage
sales. The sale took place in Gumamela
Street, Roxas District, Tagupo,Tatalon and
Makabayan in Kamuning. Items for sale
were old clothings, toys, shoes, bags and
household knick-knacks mostly donated by
Alfonso Fabregas, Isabel Abalos, Jovie Adami
and Mary Navarro. The amount of items
donated was amazing and the people who stepped forth to help were even more amazing. Items were
collected for about 2 months and stored in Rita Bernarte’s place in Gumamela Street.
The following people helped put the acts together: Jovie, Jesusa, Almia, Jing and Alice N. patiently
priced and labeled each item. Remy, Diocelyn, Gloria, Filipinas and Des sorted and arranged. Jerry,
Cesar, Benito, Alfonso, Paulino, Tony, Jordan, Arnulfo, Armand and Arturo carried, hauled and set up
tables. Susana and Robert dealt with buyers and Jing and Remy worked as cashiers at the sale.
Pastor, with help from the boys, put up signs in strategic intersections of the neighbourhood. They
smiled, cheered, pat each one’s back and sighed about the dreadful hot weather and fatigue.
The activity has taken on a special meaning to the group. It is a significant fundraising activity where
patience, cooperation and commitment are challenged. Overall, it was a fascinating experience which
heightened their awareness of the value of exemplifying shared commitment amidst differences in
personalities. They learned to value the single cent earned. Following this experience they realized
that proper coordination and communication can largely improve the outcome.
Below is the tally of income generated from the sale:
March 21 – Gumamela March 27 – Gumamela March 28 – Tagupo April 11 – Makabayan -
₱ 2,087.00
1,035.00
5,713.00
3,720.00
TOTAL
₱ 12,555.00
In the end, the fund was used to support
MRHS Brigada Eskwela Plus project. Unsold
items will be given to the fire victims of
Barangay Damayang Lagi. ♦
Thank you very much for all
your help and support!
Photo credit: Jing Capuso
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KEEPING THE SPIRIT AND
Staying Alive!
jing capuso-amoroso
“Keep going! Keep the spirit of batch 1981 burning!” are the
words of Alfonso Fabregas, reunion chairman and the
person behind “Staying Alive”. It is an avenue where
members can stay in touch with one another through
physical activities. The fitness event happens every Sunday
from 6:00 to 8:00 am in Amoranto stadium. According to
Alfonso, it is a healthy and fun way to celebrate
togetherness and, at the same time, to keep the group
intact, motivated and in touch. The event also paves a way
in creating new acquaintances which can be cultivated into
meaningful friendships.
Staying Alive first assembled on February 7, 2010. Fourteen
members were present. The attendance dropped at some
point but the group picks up and re-assembles again.
Physical activity is a must especially to people our age and
it is also one of the best investments we can make towards our continued health. Any amount of exercise is better than none. That
being said, members as well as their families and friends are invited and encouraged to attend aerobics or to either walk or jog. The
more members who attend, the more reassuring the event and the more we exercise, the healthier we become.
After sweating it out, animated conversations about day to day lives follow over a hearty breakfast. The topic later on switches to a
light discussion on matters pertaining to the reunion. Pictures are always taken to capture each one’s actions and impressions and
are shared over the internet through Facebook. By doing this, members who cannot make it, especially those from afar, will also have
a taste of the [email protected] team spirit.
Staying Alive is definitely rewarding in itself. It brings out both the best and simplest in everyone, unifies the group and strengthens
relationships. I hope it will eventually result in increased participation of members and attendance in the grand reunion in December.
Staying Alive shirts remain on sale for ₱ 150. Contact Pastor Sumook (0905-3537461) or Remy dela Cruz (0910-8042129) to order.
Batchmates overseas may also place orders at the same price plus delivery cost.
Aerobics: an exercise with rhythm. Des Omalay-Alcantara,
Gloria Olisco, Remy Dela Cruz and Jovie Adami participate
in the fitness activity.
Batch 1981 members gather for some
light conversations over breakfast.
Photo credit: Jing Capuso and Des Omalay-Alcantara
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HELPING HANDS FOR BRIGADA ESKWELA
With 2015 deadline set by the United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Education-For-All
campaign, the Department of Education has launched Brigada
Eskwela (BE) Plus, which goes beyond school maintenance
efforts. Brigada Eskwela is the modern version of our proverbial
bayanihan spirit, a tradition of volunteerism Filipinos value.
Brigada Eskwela conveys to the students the essence of
community, volunteerism and humanity.
The program is divided into three phases:
Phase 1 includes roof repairs, followed by rehabilitation of school
furniture, classrooms and other physical facilities and clean up of
school grounds.
Phase II gathers volunteers who will identify drop-outs and school
-age children (ages 6 to 16 years old) who should be in school,
and
Phase III enlists the support of parents and the community in
improving the academic performance of public school children.
Moreover, it also includes improving health facilities, especially
the toilets and hand washing stations in preparation for the
possible second wave of Influenza A (H1N1) and other common
diseases.
Batch 1981 adopted a room in MRHS to restore during the
May 27, 2010 brigade for MRHS Brigada Eskwela Plus of the
Department of Education in response to UNESCO’s Education-For-All
campaign. In this photo: Ms. Janet Dionio, principal, Susan ReyesBaetiong, Jing Capuso, Filipinas Albert, Rita Bernarte,
Des Omalay-Alcantara, Jerry Diccion, Alfonso Fabregas, Arturo
Dimalanta and Erwin Diccion.
BE Plus was simultaneously launched nationwide on
May 24, 2010 and lasted for at least two weeks. All schools
across the country participated in the campaign.
In response to the call, batch 1981 extended helping hands to
MRHS Brigada Eskwela on May 27, 2010. Ten members namely:
Alfonso Fabregas, Erwin Diccion, Jerry Diccion, Arturo Dimalanta,
Des Omalay, Jing Capuso, Remy dela Cruz, Susan Baetiong,
Rita Bernarte and Filipinas Albert volunteered to prepare the
school for the June 2010 opening.
Ms. Janet Dionio, MRHS principal, pointed out the minor
maintenance requirements such as repair of leaking water pipes,
ceiling boards, broken furniture and windows and repaint of the
roof and exterior walls. Batch 1981 used the proceeds generated
from the three garage sales to donate 3 gallons of paint for walls
and ceilings, 1 gallon of green paint for blackboards and 6 ply
boards to repair the laboratory tables in the science laboratory.
Through this endeavour the school earned goodwill through the
efforts given by the volunteers.
The many needs of the school is recurrent which means our
enthusiastic presence must always be on a stand by. Let us
remain welcoming and supportive each time our alma matter calls
for our help. ♦
Filipinas Albert and Rita Sol Bernarte joined in sprucing up the
school they cherish and love.
Photo credit: Jing Capuso
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IMPROVED FACILITIES FOR MRHS
School year 2010-2011 is going to be exciting for all teachers
and students of MRHS. The Quezon City government, through
its Special Education Fund, granted the school the following
equipment: 10 units of computer and 1 printer, reference and
supplementary books for the school’s e-library, and a complete
set of drum and lyre musical instruments for music and art
classes. Moreover, a newly-built 4-story 18-classroom
building will soon be turned over to the school to accommodate
the increasing number of students. Because of the new
acquisitions and improvements, Ms. Janet Dionio is confident
that the academic performance of the students will significantly
improve and the school’s glorious past as one of the top
secondary schools in Quezon City will be regained.
In line with the demolition of makeshift classrooms in the
covered court, she is enlisting alumni support, particularly
batch 1981, to improve the flooring and to repaint the stage
being used in numerous student programs and activities. The
[email protected] reunion committee will divert the fund intended for the
rental of multi-purpose hall for the grand reunion to improve the
facility.
The MRHS administration has also set up stricter requirements
in admitting new enrolees and transferees. Ms. Dionio promised
to give us the profile of the students so we can study their
needs and develop a plan on how we can help them.♦
The Quezon City government delivered a set of drum and lyre
instruments to MRHS on May 27, 2010. Jesusa Reyes-Baetiong,
batch 1981, coordinated with Dr. Milagros Referente, education
supervisor, QC School Board, with the request. These
instruments will partially supply the current needs of the school
to organize a drum and lyre band. In the band, the students will
learn the value of hard work, self-discipline, time management
and appreciation for music.
Belmonte Hall is the new MRHS 4-story,
18-classroom building.
A queue of computer desktops that will aid the students in
their research and computer studies. The Quezon City
government through the Special Education Fund supplied
MRHS 10 units of computer, 1 printer and reference and
supplementary books for the e-library.
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A SUMMER LOVING OUTING EXPERIENCE
zorahayda “baby” lagnada-zambrano
After reading Jesusa’s post on FB about the summer loving outing
in Lando Ernacio’s place in BF Homes, Quezon City, two things
came into my mind: the food I am going to contribute and the fun I
am going to experience with my former schoolmates. Even if it
requires driving quite a distance from Imus, Cavite to Quezon
City, I set my heart to attend the event on the 22nd of May with
my husband Den and my older sister Zayda Ruth. The trip
became longer when we detoured to pick up Zayda from her
place in Makati and, even longer when we missed the designated
first turn leading to Lando’s house. With the help of Jesusa and
Alfonso directing us over the phone and a tricyle driver showing
the way, we got into the right track. And after being mistakenly
parked in what we thought was Lando’s house and the owner
showing us where we have to go, we finally reached our
destination.
and Diocelyn and cake and lechon from Alice Gregorio-Nicolas
who is in Australia. I contributed beef caldereta which I cooked in
the morning on the same day. In between food and drinks was a
dip into the family pool. I wasn’t feeling great though so I skipped
the swimming part. Instead, I decided to belt out a couple of
songs from the videoke. As much as we wanted to stay longer
that night we had to leave early for our drive back to Cavite. It was
so nice of Lando to offer his house for us to hang out. His mother
and the other members of the household were equally nice and
accommodating.
It was terrific seeing everyone again after so many years,
catching up with families and lives lived. I consider them a family
and it’s only right to be with them and to know them again. I don’t
know why. I just know that it feels right. I hope that this is a start
of new bonds and I hope to meet them again in one of the
activities of batch 1981, and most especially in the grand reunion.
Alfonso welcomed us and took us to the pool side. Frenzied
pleasantries ensued and lots of warm hugs from schoolmates and
Thanks to all whose ideas and efforts made it such a great
long lost friends. The table was abundant with food like inihaw na
summer party. It was easy to feel like we were sixteen or
isaw from Alfonso, laing from Jesusa, fruit salad from Jing, crispy
eighteen once more, but somehow even better.♦
pata from Filipinas, pasta from Des, inihaw na isda from Remy
Photo credit: Jing Capuso and Des Omalay Alcantara
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CATCH UP AND REMINISCE WITH
VICTOR MASONGSONG
What did you do immediately after graduating high school? I
proceeded right away to take up two degrees in FEATI University:
degree in Associate in Electrical Engineering, 1984 and Bachelor
of Science in Electrical Engineering, 1986.
Where did you live when you were a college student and
where do you live now? I lived with my family in Magnolia Street,
Roxas District. My family and I migrated to Canada in October
2001. We currently reside in Mississauga,Ontario, Canada.
What ‘s keeping you busy this time? I’m currently connected to
the biggest roof manufacturing plant in North America (IKO). I am
also a licensed industrial electrician. Prior to migrating to Canada, I
was the head of the maintenance department in Honda Cars Phils.
manufacturing plant in Sta. Rosa, Laguna for 10 years. My wife and
I are also licensed travel counselors serving travel needs to the
Philippines and around the Globe.
Do you think your time in MRHS helped you pursue your
dreams? Yes, the school played an important role in moulding my
values and aspirations. MRHS has helped me become determined
to achieve my goals.
Who was your favorite teacher then? My adviser and math
teacher in second year, whose names I can’t remember, had been
an inspiration to me. She encouraged me to study harder so I can
move on to a higher section. She also found me very trustworthy.
Miss Aguirre, our spiritual adviser encouraged me to join the Youth
Marian Crusade. Ms. Remedios Avecilla, our 4th year adviser had
been my siblings’ adviser as well. I am glad to have been under her
wings.
What was your memorable moment as a high school student? .
When we won the most coveted CAT competition as model
platoon. The night prior to the competition, we were obliged to sport
an almost bald haircut. Para kaming kalbo which made us all looked
the same. I remember the brotherhood I shared with some of my
batchmates. There was a sense of belongingness when one is part
of a barkada or a fraternity. We called our group PEMA.
Vic in one of his travels. At the Venetian Resort
and Casino, The Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. (October 2009)
And your funniest moment? The time when we were tasked to reenact a chapter in Dr. Jose Rizal’s “Noli Me Tangere”. Brian Parado
and I, wanting to get good grades, made our play realistic. There was
one scene where I had to slap Brian in the face. I slapped him so hard
to make it very real. After the play, Brian complained of his jaw which
hurts so much after the slap. We had a good laugh on that one. Brian
and I remain looking back and laughing to the memories.
And your saddest moment? The parting after graduation. I
remember the song “High School Life” by Sharon Cuneta being
played during our commencement exercises. The lyrics are true to
what we had gone through during our four years in high school.
Are you still friends with anybody you met in MRHS? Yes, a
group of former schoolmates who now live in Ontario. They are
Bonette Valdez, Brian and Gerald Parado who all arrived in Canada
ahead of me. I was surprised to see Anthony Kulot Arindaeng at the
mall few months after our arrival. Our families became close as we
became kumpares/kumares. We gather once in a while to celebrate
milestones. Divina Sideco also visited Toronto and met up with all of
us.
Describe your alma mater in three words and what was your
lasting impression of MRHS? GOOD TRAINING GROUND. An
institution of GOOD MEMORIES AND FUN TIMES.
Who is your inspiration? My wife and children. I would like to
provide to them and to make them happy. As to my better half, my
partner and my guide, I would like to complete her, similarly in the
way she completes me.
Your message to your batchmates? Always keep in touch and
cherish your friendships.
Your message to current students? Don’t just DREAM, DO IT!
Vic with his wife Zyrna (second from left)
and his expanding happy family
Your pleasures in life? I enjoy fixing and tinkering around home,
renovating parts of the house myself. I love cars, long drives,
listening to music and enjoying nature (we camp outdoors every
year). I love travelling and visiting famous places and attending
formal gatherings.♦
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SLAM BOOK NOON, FACEBOOK NGAYON
One of the things I couldn’t forget during high school days is
having a slam book. Each year, I either buy or design my own.
Slam book is normally a bounded notebook passed around
friends. The book contains gentle, tame and silly questions and
the last part is a dedication page for the owner of the book. I still
remember some corny but sweet dedications like “Don’t forget to
pray for me tenderly”, “Eat peanut forget me not, drink coffee
remember me” and the very famous “I trust and Love You (Italy)”.
The main purpose of a slam book is to create a circle of friends
and to learn about friends’ likes and dislikes, to know if the boy
one has a crush and if the boy feels the same way or both
secretly likes each other. And to get the boy sign the slam book
the girl has to let her friends sign first and couple of her crush’s
friends as well. I recall sharing my slam book with my barkadas
and giggling over revelations of crushes. That is one precious
memory that would always revive my younger years.
Teenagers these days are now less keen to the traditional slam
book. Virtual slam book now exists in addition to the many social
networking sites like Facebook, Friendster, MySpace, Multiply,
and Tweeter. I prefer the conventional slam book though than the
virtual one. It is more personal and real because I get to have the
feel of the respondent’s personality through the handwritten
notes. If there’s a need to re-read the notes again,
Name:
NickName:
Birthday:
Zodiac Sign:
Hobbies:
Motto:
Ambition:
Strengths:
I could conveniently get the slam book from under my pillow and
read between lines right there in bed. Andoon yung tinatawag na
kilig factor. A benign smile after reading my crush’s answers and
a hug to my slam book as I put myself to a dreamy sleep; slam
book gave that kind of excitement and took my young heart to the
world of puppy love.
Our batch owes a lot from Facebook. FB, as we call it,
reconnected each one of us. It is also effective in gaining new
friends. Communication in FB is fast, easy and dynamic. Aside
posting thoughts on the wall, one can also chat, answer mails,
upload photos, comment and browse profiles. No wonder the
many hours one has to spend in front of the computer because of
these functionalities. Through constant chatting we were given
the chance to know those whom we never had the chance to be
closed with in high school. We also get to reconnect to our primal
roots when we were just beginning to build our dreams and trying
to discover our true identity.
Through FB we all agreed to reunite. That is why “Slam book
Noon, Facebook Ngayon: Batch 1981 Muling Magtitipon.” is
definitely a fitting slogan for the group.
Susana Gorospe, ang dating crush ng bayan, gladly responded
to our slam book invite. Read on and indulge! More revelations to
come in the souvenir program. Patikim lang po ito.♦
Color:
Book:
Author:
Sport:
Song/Music:
Artist:
Favorite Subject:
Favorite Teacher:
Flower:
Weakness:
Movie:
I am scared of:
TV Show:
Pastimes:
Food:
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jesusa reyes-baetiong
Fruit:
Scent:
Outfit:
Three most unforgettable persons in your high
school life:
Three important dates in your life:
Cartoon Character:
Animal:
Three silliest things you’ve done in high school:
Your best friend(s):
Three things you miss during high school days:
Likes:
Three gifts you received in high school:
Dislikes:
Define Crush:
Your crush(es):
Three favourite hobbies:
Describe him/her:
Define Love:
Who is your first love:
Describe him/her:
Who is your first kiss:
Three places you always want to go when you
were in high school:
Three things you always found in your bag:
When was your first kiss:
I am attracted if:
Top three you love so much:
Long Engagements:
Most Memorable Moment:
Most Embarassing: Moment:
Top three things special to you
Greatest Dream:
Greatest Fear:
I Confess:
My wildest fantasy:
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USED BOOKS FOR MRHS READING PROGRAM
ReadPhilippines Canada is shipping around 300 used books
to Manuel Roxas High School, Quezon City mid of June
2010. The books are meant to support the reading program
for the benefit of an estimate of 1,500 students. While the
school awaits for the books requested from the International
Library Book Project in Lexington, Kentucky, this alternative
support can help the teachers start the reading program.
Ms. Lorna Tabangcura, school paper adviser, hopes to
receive more informative magazines like National
Geographic, Discovery and fiction and non fiction reading
materials.
Members of ReadPhilippines, Canada show off the used books
collected during the 2009 book drive for MRHS. Bonette is with
Jim Bonaobra and Ninya Escaño, both members and founders of
the group, and her daughters and young volunteers Neil and Cai.
Help stock up the library shelves of MRHS
by organizing a book drive!
***
A book is the most effective weapon against
intolerance and ignorance. ~ Margaret Fuller
Bonette Cruzada of batch 1981 is one of the founders of
ReadPhilippines, Canada. She has arranged with
Ms. Vanessa Quin, chair of The Friends of Victoria
University Library, to collect the surplus books from their
annual book sale. The rest were donated by Toronto
residents. ReadPhilippines collected the used books on
October 29, 2009. This is the second book-drive for MRHS
since the first one in August 2008.
ReadPhilippines Canada is a 5-member group of FilipinoCanadians in Toronto whose goals are to promote reading
and literacy and to help stock up the bookshelves of
underprivileged schools in the Philippines especially those
situated in the rural areas of the country. ♦
1978 TRIVIA - SOPHOMORE YEAR
EVENTS
HIT SONGS
1. Night Fever 2. You Light Up My Life 3. Three Times A Lady 4. Just The Way You Are 5. Stayin Alive 6. Naalala Ka 7. Swing It Baby 8. Anak 9. It’s A Heartache 10.Sometimes When We Touch –
11. DJ Pet 12. I Will Survive 13. How Deep Is Your Love 14. If I Can’t Have You 15. Pumapatak Na Naman ang Ulan 16. Kay Ganda Ng Ating Musika 17. Minsan Pa 18. Sumayaw, Sumunod 19. Swerte Swerte Lang 20. Ipagpatawad Mo 10
Bee Gees
Debby Boone
Commodores
Billy Joel
Bee Gees
Rey Valera
Tito, Vic & Joey
Freddie Aguilar
Bonnie Tayler
Dan Hill
Sharon Cuneta
Gloria Gaynor
Bee Gees
Yvonne Elliman
APO
Haji Alejandro
Janet Basco
Boyfriends
Joel Navarro
VST & Co.
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Air India’s Boeing 747 explodes near Bombay.
Kobe Bryant, NBA star is born this year.
Pope Paul VI dies of heart attack.
Indira Gandhi is re-elected to Indian Parliament.
The Eagles 5-star record Hotel California is nominated
for a Grammy Award.
Sharon Cuneta launches her first album entitled DJ Pet
The Philippines joins the Asian Games in Bangkok,
Thailand and ranks 9th with 4 gold medals.
First formal elections since 1969 for the Interim
Batasang Pambansa (National Assembly) and is
considered fraudulent.
President Ferdinand E. Marcos declares 1978 as
Manuel L. Quezon Centennial Year.
On December 25 hundreds of politicians rally against
Marcos in a carefully-written statement seeking to
remove American military presence from the Philippines.
FIND A BATCH MATE
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Anita Maneclang
Leonardo Manlapaz
Edwin Martin
Amelita Mendaros
Camilo Mendoza
Manuel Mendoza Jr.
Luz Mendez
Marcela Mengala
Edna Mercado
Virginia Mercado
Antonio Milanes
Josephine Miralles
Teodoro Mirol
Daisy Morales
Perlita Motis
Gary Francis Munoz
Marietta Nanagad
Janet Navarro
Alicia Nemedez
Cesario Noble Jr.
Amable Nonelo
Nestor Nusog
Mila Ocampo
Diana Jane Odin
Josephine Odono
Angeliot Olisoo
Francis Oloquina
Cleofe Orcasitas
Valenciana Ordonez
Johnny Orena
Hector Pablo
Zenaida Pagnirigan
Joy Ann Pallera
Leila Palma
Ma. Milagros Palomo
Ma. Cecilia Papa
Roberto Paragua
Susana Parina
Enrique Pascorillo
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Rizalina Pasis
Ma. Theresa Pastor
Yolanda Payonga
Ernesto Pellazar
Emmanuel Anthony Perez
Normita Pilar
Cayetano Polintan
Rosalinda Pontejos
Juvy Prego
Aidalina Punzal
Mary Ann Quindoyos
Corazon Rabong
Minerva Racelis
Josefina Ramirez
Josephine G. Ramos
Josephine V. Ramos
Adora Ramos
Manuel Rana Jr.
Alain Arnold Rea
Rosemarie Regio
Nelsa Resplendor
Mary Ann Reyes
Cristelita Ricardo
Eduardo Rivera
Julio Roa
Juliet Roa
Leopoldo Rodriguez
Tonio Romero
Maribel Rosal
Victor Roxas
Ireneo Roxas
Edgar Ruiz
Remedios Saborit
Marita Salas
Gaudencio Salbago
Aprodeth Salinas
Honorio Saneil
Epifania Santiago
Christopher Santiago
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Jose Alfredo Santos
Dale Satuito
Charito Seming
Alegon Seneres
Wilfredo Serena
Ranulfo Serve
Anselma Sese
Leriza Stacy
Joselito Subido
Alexander Taguisaon
July Talco
Margarita Tamayo
Rolando Tamondong
Ruben Tejano
Rosemarie Telbo
Cristina Tesaluna
Fedeliza Tesoro
Zenaida Torrechiva
Edna Tumala
Marilet Tumbali
Bernardo Ustares
Princesa Valiente
George Viduya
Emmanuel Villamor
Renato Villegas
Marites Villoria
Ma. Fe Yaris
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CLASS NOTES
AUTHORS
BIRTHS
Jesusa Reyes-Baetiong has written 3
inspirational pieces entitled Soulmates,
No Longer Illegitimate and Journeying
onto the Father’s House. The pieces are
featured in two devotionals namely
Women of Significance and Women of
Worth, published by the Church
Strengthening Ministry.
To Lando and Gladys Ernacio, a daughter,
Colind Ernacio, on March 30, 2010
BIRTHDAYS
April
Jesusa Reyes Baetiong
Bonette Cruzada
Cesar Diamzon
Erwin Diccion
Daniel Gaspar
Joel Ismael
Zorahayda Lagnada-Zambrano
Aurora Rojo-Gabat
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IN MEMORIAM
Wilma Bobiles
Pacita Lucero
Elenita Padilla
May
Ma. Isabel Duque
Teresita Guevarra
Precila Sagun
Diocelyn Demegillo Saladino
Generoso Sese
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June
Luth Aldave
Dante Calaminos
Grace Apor-Capisonada
Leah Cinco-Vera Cruz
Remedios Dela Cruz
Jerry Diccion
Emmanuel Gonzales
Alice Gregorio-Nicolas
Merylinda Julian
Elnora Palomar
Mary Navarro-Cabrera
Alice Navarro-Pascua
Ronelo Yecla
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MARRIAGES
These books are launched on
May 22, 2010 in International Baptist
Church, Makati during the “Shine”
women’s conference and are on sale in
bookstores.
Aurora Rojo-Gabat renewed her marriage
vows to Ricky Gabat on June 20, 2010 in
Manila Cathedral.
Reginald Baetiong, son of Jesusa Baetiong
and Janelle Torrefranca, married on
May 1, 2010.
ACTIVITIES
Ma. Lourdes “Des” Omalay-Alcantara
has participated in numerous running
events namely the Pasig Run, VSO
Kabahagi Run, and The Nature Valley
Run-Global in Taguig.
BATCH 1981 IS ON FACEBOOK!
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discussions are currently happening
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To Erwin and Mary Jane Diccion, a son,
Yzrael Diccion, on March 1, 2010.
Dedication of Yzrael on May 22, 2010.
Mark your calendar!
December 18, 2010,
Saturday
is our 29th anniversary.
You are invited to send information for inclusion in [email protected]
In Touch and for our souvenir program. We are interested
to catch up with you. Any current news about your career,
marriages, births or if you found a batch mate or have
known that a member passed away, email the information
to : [email protected] We are also
collecting memorabilia to be used for exhibit in our grand
reunion. Your items will be returned after the event. For
Reunion Information visit the MRHS, QC alumni website at
http://roxashi.jimdo.com
or contact
ALFONSO FABREGAS, Reunion Chair
0917-8540156
email: [email protected]