Feb. 1, 2011 - A day
after the culminating activity of UST's Quadricentennial Celebration, USTHS
Batch'68 held its annual reunion last January 29, 2011 at Club Mwah
an entertainment theater and bar in Mandaluyong City. The affair was
well attended. Everyone enjoyed the elaborate dance/musical show
featuring gay dancers resplendent in their costumes reminiscent of Les Folies
Bergere. Several batchmates took to the dance floor and showed their
dancing skills throughout the night. We want to thank the organizers led
by our batch President Bebet Gozun for their tireless efforts in making the
evening possible, and of course, to all the batchmates who attended, Maraming
Salamat sa inyong lahat.
Dec. 5, 2010 - The annual Christmas party of Batch'68 was held last night
Dec. 4 at the residence of John Tan in West Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila.
We had a pretty good attendance this year, with 53 attendees, consisting of
batchmates and their spouses and some guests. We were happy to see several
new faces like Shirley Sy Yap, Josefa Lim, Norma Plata Belmonte, Orlando Ancheta,
Anselmo Ramos, Dante Alfonso, William Vicente and Dr. John Pastores. Since
there were several first-time attendees, the evening began with
self-introduction by each batchmate, followed by dinner. We would like to
thank Caloy Corsiga for the delicious Cebu-lechon, which was instantly
demolished by everyone. It was again an evening of fun complete with games
like the Boat is Sinking, and the Longest Line, where participants are supposed
to form a long line using things that they are presently wearing. Everyone
had a good laugh when batchmate William Vicente gamely took off his shirt
and belt just to complete their line to the end. Exchange of gifts (with
the Left-Right Christmas Story), dancing and singing followed. Of course,
the night will not be complete without the raffle of gifts and prizes.
Again, our gratitude to Bebet and the rest of batchmates who donated raffle
prizes. Everyone happily went home with a raffle prize.
Again, Batch'68 would like to thank John
and Ruby Tan for their generosity in once more opening their house for the batch
activity. Many thanks also to Bebet for organizing everything despite her
busy schedule. And most importantly, to all batchmates and their spouses, thank
you - your presence made the evening memorable.
To view a photo slideshow of our Christmas
Party, click here:
2010 Batch Christmas Party.
(Note: To those who took pictures during our Christmas Party, kindly email
email@example.com or you can upload them to Facebook
and I can download it from there. Thanks for your cooperation.)
Dec. 9, 2009 - Batch'68 celebrated its
annual Christmas Party last Dec. 5 (Saturday)
at the residence of Baby Balatbat De Guzman at #7 Joya
St., Corinthian Gardens, EDSA, Quezon City. There were about 40 batchmates who
attended the party. It was an evening of non-stop eating, chikahan,
Kodakan, games, and raffle of lots of prizes donated by batchmates.
Of course the party will not be complete without the dancing - with several
D.I.s ready to dance the night away with batchmates. Bebet and Baby
were the very creative game masters that evening, presiding over fun games like
pic, pac, boom, hep hep, hooray (from Wow Wow Wee) and botica, bituka, butiki.
A lot of batchmates were mentally challenged that night to remember what they
were supposed to say and do during the games. A unique way of exchanging
gifts was done that evening - we all stood in a circle holding the gift that
each one brought. Bebet read a story, and every time the word RIGHT is
read, everybody passes his gift to the right, and when the word LEFT is read,
gifts are passed to the left. The gift that each person is holding at the
end of the story is the gift he/she keeps. To those who have been
asking for a copy of the text read by Bebet, we have uploaded it here -
Left-Right Christmas Exchange Gift Game.
We wish to thank Baby for once more
opening her house for our batch party and Bebet for her untiring efforts to
unite the batch. Of course, the party will not be successful without the
presence of Batch'68, their spouses and friends. So to everyone who took
time from their busy schedule to celebrate with us, Maraming Salamat Po.
18, 2008 - "Sana Maulit Muli" - The theme of our 40th
Anniversary Celebration best describes what every batchmate felt as we wound
up our 3-day anniversary celebration yesterday. "It was well worth
coming home to." "We hope our other batch mates would be encouraged to
attend our forthcoming reunions once they see the fun time we all had."
- These are some of the comments of our batch mates who attended our ruby
anniversary celebration last Feb. 15-17, 2008.
Day 1 - Batch Party:
The evening's celebration began early last Feb. 15, 2008 as batchmates who
attended the batch party started trooping to the clubhouse of
Corinthian Gardens as early as 5:30 p.m. As they registered, each
member of batch'68 was given a plastic laminated ID showing his/her
high school graduation picture and name with our 40th anniversary logo.
So, as we milled around talking to newfound batchmates, we couldn't help but
look at their high school picture in the ID they were wearing and compare it
to their present appearance. In general, I must say that despite the
added lines and pounds here and there, and for the "Top Gone" for some of
the boys, the batch'68 has remained youthful looking. (Mukhang mga
silver jubilarians instead of ruby.)
An audio visual presentation of
old high school photos and batch activities both here and abroad entertained
the crowd as they waited for the program proper to start. Chito
Pangilinan led the opening prayers and grace before meals. The buffet
table was filled with a wide array of mouth-watering dishes to choose from.
We had crepes filled with crispy lechon and duck, rolled bangus belly,
grilled tuna (donated by Ricky Yatco), lechon (donated by Ed Alimagno) and
many more. The Manila contingent prepared a special '60s dance number
complete with their retro attire. The group composed of Bebet Gozun,
Odette Wallace, Baby Balatbat De Guzman, Liway Geronimo, Renee De Los Reyes
Nolasco, Evelyn Reyes Laurel, Jojo Panganiban and Arminda Espenilla,
together with Jun Tullao brought the house down with their dance number,
reminiscent of the movie "Grease". On the other hand, the West Coast
group showcased their comedic flair via a comedy skit featuring Chito
Cardenas and Jayvee Omaña posing as main actors in a movie production with
Chito Pangilinan as the clapper for the next scene and Chito Zuniga as the
irate director. The musical director was played by Ernie Morales with
Cory GIllera, Luisa Acal Novenario and Rosalinda Ocampo Espejo as the make-up girls. The East Coast
group had an impromptu number - a swing dance featuring Merle Cruz Encarnacion with Rey Protacio and Peck Pecaña, alternating as her partners.
Andring Maranan provided the background music with his flute.
To provide more fun and spice to the
party, a series of contests were held. First was the most "Top Gone"
(or hair loss) among the boys. It was a close fight between Andring
Maranan and Chito Zuniga, that it was declared a tie. Next, our
heavyweights were called in front to determine who has the biggest tummy. Gurmel Singh was the sure fire winner. The last contest was for the
batchmate who has the most number of grandchildren. Lody Ramos Uy, who
has fourteen grandchildren, won. Actually, with her svelte figure, she
doesn't look like a Grandma at all. "Gandang Lola".
As promised, aside from give-aways
which consisted of the Veritas reprint, CD of '60s music (courtesy of Chito
Cardenas) and an anniversary T-Shirt, everyone came home with a raffle
prize, thanks to our batch mates who donated the raffle prizes.
The major prizes consisted of a free stay at Club Panoly in Boracay
(courtesy of Jojo Panganiban), 2 electric bikes (donated by Bebet Gozun and
John Tan), an I-Pod (donated by Olive Tiburcio) and $500 (donated by a
batchmate, who has requested to remain anonymous). The lucky winner of
$500 was Renee De Los Reyes Nolasco.
The emcees for the evening- Odette
Wallace, Jun Tullao and George Tadena, did a fine job interviewing and
introducing our batchmates. There was dancing all evening with music
provided by the band - Behind Closed Doors who performed songs
by the Beatles, Dave Clark Five and other top bands during our time.
You can see most batch mates dancing the bye-bye, soul, watusi, cha-cha and
bugaloo. That evening, we were all transported back in time and
felt like we were in high school again, attending parties. The party
ended way past midnight. I heard that some batchmates even went to
McDonalds to continue their bonding and went home at around 3 am. (Talagang
feeling high school students pa rin.)
Day 2 - UST Grand Alumni
Homecoming: The following day, Feb. 16 (Saturday), batch'68 met at around 4:00
p.m. at the UST High School for a courtesy call at the office of the Fr.
Regent, Rev. Fr. Rodel Aligan, O.P. We were greeted
with a performance by the High School Glee Club who rendered some Tagalog
love songs. Fr. Rodel even accompanied them in the piano. When
the glee club rendered some Beatles songs, the batch'68 led by Bebet Gozun,
Don Mejia, Renee De Los Reyes, Ernie Morales, Flora Baetiong Leyba and other
batchmates gamely danced and sang with the high school kids. Our batch
pledged to donate direct to the UST High School. Don Mejia and Bebet
Gozun promised to meet with the high school principal Mrs. Eden Tolentino
(who was not around during our courtesy call since she was with the College
of Education who was also celebrating their Silver Jubilee) and the Fr.
Regent to determine the immediate needs of the high school and how our batch
At past 5:00 p.m. we then proceeded to the Main Building for
the courtesy call at the Office of the Rector, Rev. Fr. Rolando De La Rosa.
The group of Odette Wallace, Baby De Guzman, Liway Geronimo, Evelyn De Los
Reyes Laurel, Susan Pineda and others were already there when we arrived.
Fr. De La Rosa was a gracious host who accommodated our request for a
picture-taking. He even gave us a personal tour of the refurbished UST
Museum which was then featuring the works of Joey Velasco. Mr
Velasco is the famous
painter of Hapag-Asa, a modern interpretation of the last supper featuring
Jesus Christ with the street children instead of the 12 apostles. When
the boys saw a sample of an old printing press used during olden times, they
were saying that this was the same instrument used for circumcision. Kulang
na lang daw ang dinikdik na bayabas para pang buga. They started laughing,
but to their embarrassment, they found out that Fr. De La Rosa was right behind
them. The good father pretended not to hear anything. Another
picture taking ensued at the stairs leading to the museum.
The Grand Alumni Homecoming
celebration started with a holy mass concelebrated by several Dominican
priests. It was held at the grounds in front of the main building.
In his homily, the officiating priest explained that as Thomasians, we are
blessed to have the White and Gold colors as our symbol, since gold is
something precious and white represents purity - these two colors embody our
university motto "Veritas" or truth which is precious and pure.
He also enjoined everyone to pray for and emulate our fellow Thomasian, Jun
Lozada, who is bravely battling for the truth to come out in his
on-going Senate testimonies. After the mass, we then proceeded to the
tables designated for the UST High School Batch 1968 and partook of the
prepared dinner. The program proper started - with
the College of Engineering Silver Jubilarians as the evening's hosts.
The homecoming was well attended with representatives from different
colleges. To our surprise, we saw batchmate Danny Singson, who
was registering with the College of Medicine for the alumni homecoming.
Danny, who is now based in Delaware, U.S.A. and is practicing medicine
there, was totally clueless about our 40th anniversary celebration. He
stayed for awhile to chat with his high school friends.
The Grand Alumni Homecoming is sort of
a dry run for the 400th anniversary of UST in 2011. So we hope to see
all of you three years from now.
Day 3 - Batch Outing: The final leg of our 3-day anniversary celebration was the
batch outing at Eucalyptus Bay Resort in Muntinlupa City, along Laguna De
Bay, which is owned by our batchmate Gani Buenaflor. (Thanks again
Gani for letting us use the place.) The entire place was decorated
with "banderitas" and really had the barrio fiesta atmosphere.
The afternoon began with a cultural
show featuring the Muntinlupa Dance Troupe. They presented several
native dances in colorful costumes. As a finale, a tinikling dance
was performed with some of our batch mates gamely joining in the dance.
Wala namang naipitan ng paa. We would like to thank Bebet Gozun for
bringing the Muntinlupa Dance Troupe and for shouldering the group's talent
Lunch followed immediately after the
show. We wish to acknowledge the generosity of Odette Wallace, who
provided for most of the food during our outing. We had chicken and liempo inasal, grilled
veggies with bagoong balayan, grilled fish (courtesy of Gani Buenaflor) caldereta,
chicharon, sisig, laing
(courtesy of Caloy Corsiga), pancit palabok, lechon (courtesy of Ed Alimagno) puto and dinuguan,
lumpiang sariwa, crispy okoy (courtesy of Albert & Lorna Buenviaje)
and tokwa't baboy. Our foreign-based batch mates had their fill
of bibingka, and puto bumbong which were cooked right on the spot.
For dessert, there was a wide array of native kakanin, fresh fruits, halo-halo
and cinnamon roll (courtesy of Baby Balatbat De Guzman's St. Cinnamon). There was also a sorbetero who dished out ice cream in
cones in various flavors - cheese, mango, ube, etc. As if our lunch
was not heavy enough, there were again loads of food for merienda - nilagang
mais, banana and camote que, and taho (donated by Marisol Lim Ibañez.).
Aside from the overflowing fantastic
food, batchmates were also given the option to avail of a body massage
performed by masseurs brought by Emma Ruivivar Yeung and Liway Geronimo
Pelayo. Emma gave away free Katinko ointment for muscle aches which
were used by the masseurs. A lot of batchmates and guests availed of
the relaxing massage.
The real fun began after lunch when we
had our games. The boys gamely participated in "Maria went to market"
where they have to dress up in a tie around skirt and bandana complete
with hat and basket and sway their hips while walking. There were two
rounds of the "Blanket" game in which each team should be able to randomly
name the members of the other team correctly. The next game consisted
of the "Boat is sinking, and you have to group yourself into a specific
number of persons." This is the game where there are no real friends
- ilalaglag ka kung kailangan. There was also a ball relay game
featuring husbands and their wives. But the game that really brought
the house down was the Banana Version of the Trip To Jerusalem. The
boys, forming a circle had a banana in between their thighs and the girls dance around them
and when the music stops they scramble towards the boys to grab a
banana. It was a close game between Ruby Espiritu
and Lody Ramos Uy who were both really determined to get the remaining banana
which was then in between the thighs of Ricky Yatco. In the end,
Lody Ramos prevailed over Ruby.
We were supposed to end at around 4:00
p.m. but nobody wanted to go home. When the sound system started
playing the music of the '60s everyone started singing and dancing and
performed a line dance which circled around the swimming pool. It was
with a heavy heart that we had to part ways, but with a promise to repeat
the same experience in 2011, together with the 400th anniversary of UST.
We would like to acknowledge the
efforts of the Ruby Organizing Committee led by our Chairperson Bebet Gozun
and our President Don Mejia for leaving no stone unturned to make sure that
the 3-day 40th anniversary will be a successful one. Of course, in the
end, what matters most is the attendance of our batchmates. So we
would like to thank everyone who attended the 3-day event - our batchmates
here in the Phil. and our foreign-based batch mates most of whom
had to leave behind their family and jobs just to celebrate with us.
Also, we would like to acknowledge the generosity of our foreign-based batchmates who, despite their absence, sent their donations to help fund our
activities. We hope you will be able to make it next time. Mabuhay ang
Please click the links below to view some of the initial pictures
of the event. . We hope to post some more pictures once we receive them
from our official photographer and as our batchmates start to send them.
Thanks to Jun Reinoso, Andring Maranan, Ruby Espiritu Magsaysay,
Ernie Morales and Connie Romana Saavedra for sharing their pictures. (Calling on
other batchmates who have pictures, kindly share them with us for
posting in our website. Thanks for your cooperation.)
The Batch'68 2007 Christmas Party was
held last December 8 (Saturday) lunch time at China Bistro in Libis,
Quezon City. The affair was well attended with a total of 32
batch mates who came. It was a pleasure to find some new faces among
the attendees. Again, it was an afternoon of bonding, never-ending jokes and
stories among friends.
Dec. 9, 2006- The Christmas party
of USTHS batch ’68 can be best described as SUPERFUN. Held at the Roofdeck
of Garbrielle 3 Condominium at the heart of the Ortigas Center last December
2, 2006 the get-together is a glimpse of what the Ruby anniversary shall
The beautiful venue, the sumptuous buffet, the tandem of Bebet Gozun and Jun
Tullao doing the emceeing chores, the music emanating from the 3-man band
doing live disco/ballroom selections, the party games, prizes galore donated
by generous batchmates Don Mejia, Marlene M. Cabilao, Liway Geronimo Pelayo,
Anna Marie Salcedo Manio, Fe Cristobal Raval, Teresa Sierra Manahan, Emma
Ruivivar, Glenda Trinidad , Ruby and John Tan, Pete Dobles, Josie Illescas
and the delicious desserts courtesy of Baby Balatbat de Guzman and Jojo
Panganiban all summed up to a special evening. Of course, we would
like to acknowledge the generosity of Bebet Gozun who provided the venue for
the party and brought the LCD projector which was used later in the evening
for the presentation prepared by Don.
Adding excitement to the party were new faces belonging to the batch who
joined the group --- Jun Reynoso who came all the way from the USA, Lourdes
Ramos, Nonia Cabrera, Alex Uy, Liway G. Pelayo, Ana Marie Salcedo and
Special guest for the evening was Yanina de los Reyes-Seeger, sister of
Reggie (Renee) de los Reyes-Nolasco, a resident of Germany but who returned
home to join the Ruby anniversary celebration of USTHS batch 1966. She
shared her beautiful experiences during the still on-going reunion. Also
present were Boy Nolasco, spouse of Reggie and Ruby Tan, better-half of John
Tan who gamely assisted in the games. Ruby Tan and another Ruby…. Ruby
Espiritu did a duet while the dancers of the batch … Liway Geronimo, Bebet
Gozun, Baby de Guzman, Plut Cardenas, John Tan, Don Mejia and Jimmy Uy kept
the dance instructors on their toes. George Tadena took over the mike when
Bebet had to leave to catch her flight to Vietnam.
Of particular interest to the merry-makers were slides of various photos
taken during mini-reunions of batchmates residing in the USA and Canada. Don
Mejia, batch president, took pains to share the photos with the group. As
faces were flashed on the wall, Bebet asked those present to guess the
identity of the batchmate shown on the screen. It was a nostalgic moment for
When it was time to go, all were unanimous in saying “Bitin na bitin” ang
gabi. They did not yet have enough of each other’s company. -
The Batch'68 2005 Christmas party
was held last December 3, 2005 (Saturday) at the residence of Ricky Yatco in
Mayon St., Quezon City. Don Mejia sent the following e-mail recounting
the evening's festivities:
"The Christmas Party went well
last Saturday (Dec. 3). We first had the invocation read by Jun Tullao, then
followed by Odette's Yuletide message that was posted in our website. Bach
Cuyugan and Bebet Gillera Gozun further explained Gawad Kalinga to the
group. Each one of the batchmates present was called in front and was given
time to introduce themselves to the group. We had karaoke, dancing, exchange
gifts and raffle prizes.
We would like to thank all those who joined and participated in this party
and we specially thank those who supported us by giving plenty of prizes
for the night like Josie Illescas, Fe Cristobal Raval, Baby Balatbat De
Guzman, Danny Diy, Rey Fernandez, Albert Sy Asanza, Emma Ruivivar Cheng who
gave samples of their product "Katinko", Marlene Cabilao and Boy Gabriel .
We also thank Ricky Yatco for providing the venue for this Christmas party.
We had our dinner catered by Mary Tan, sister of our batchmate Philip Dytoc
who operates her own BBQ Express at Scout Borromeo, Quezon City. Bach
Cuyugan and John Tan provided the sound system and the karaoke.
We had Leda Reyes Alenas and Odette Ko Wallace, both from California, as our
"balikbayan" visitors. Alfie Co and Jorge Cabanilla of Class 69, Alex
Uy from Davao, and the mother of Odette Ko Wallace were also there as our
guests for the evening.
Tony Cancio was the latest batchmate who joined us. Boy Gabriel, Odette and
Ruby Espiritu belted out their solo songs with great performance. Jorge
Tadena and Bach aside from being emcees also provided hilarious jokes that
made the audience very happy.
Being with fellow batchmates really mean real fun, Fun and FUN!!! (pics to
Merry Christmas to all !!! " - Don
The batch Christmas party and
reunion pushed thru last December 4, 2004 (Saturday night) at the top mid-floor
of the Petron Building along Sen. Gil Puyat Ave, Makati City. We had a pretty
good attendance (51 batchmates) despite the recent typhoons and the start of
the Christmas rush. Sumptuous dinner was served at around 7:00 p.m. while
the program proper started at around 8:00 p.m. The emcees for the night were
Odette Wallace (Lourdes Ko), Jun Tullao, Bach Cuyugan and Jorge Tadena (who
never ran out of his irreverent jokes that kept our batchmates laughing the
The program started with an invocation by Tessa Sierra, followed by the
message from the President - Don Mejia. We had the usual games, dancing and
videoke singing. Bebet Gillera Gozun came up with some unique and
interesting parlor games that night. She also brought along three dance
instructors, who, along with Bebet, taught the latest steps in reggae,
cha-cha and line dancing. We also raffled off some door prizes contributed
by batchmates (Odette, Albert, Don, Ching and Olive, who sent her donation
all the way from the U.S.). The batch greeted Ching Alano who celebrated her
birthday that night and other December celebrants like Ronnie Galang.
Commemorative t-shirts with collar featuring a logo of batch '68 on the left
chest were also made available that night at P150 per piece. The Class IV-E
girls and boys who had the biggest attendance that night (16 all in all)
were given free T-shirts for this feat. (Note: To those who would like to
purchase the T-shirt, we still have available stock. Please get in touch
with Don Mejia or Ricky Yatco.)
Despite the festive mood that evening, the batch did not forget the calamity
which befell our countrymen due to the flashfloods and landslides caused by
the two typhoons that hit our country recently. Led by Odette, a bag for
voluntary contributions for the typhoon victims was passed around. The
donations that night totaled P57,750 (cash and checks) plus pledges in kind
like rice, shoes and clothes.
We would like to thank all of our batchmates who unselfishly worked hard to
make our reunion a success. First and foremost is Danny Diy, who provided
the venue for the party and took care of other logistics like parking, the
live band music, the videoke, etc. On top of all these, he also gave away to
each batchmate 2005 Petron calendars. The delicious food was catered by the
daughter of Baby Balatbat de Guzman. Go Eng Hi "Boboy" provided the two big
streamers for the party. Odette brought in ten bottles of wine. John Tan,
although he could not attend the party for some health reason, also donated
two cases of wines and two cases of light beers. Ed Alimagno brought a huge
lechon all the way from his farm in Calamba, Laguna. Bebet Gozun brought her
specialty 'maja blanca' while Josie Illescas brought lots of delicious cakes
and pastries from her bakeshop 'The Ensaymada Factory' located at Vito Cruz
Ext., Makati City. Offie Ramirez and company worked hard that night manning
our registration booth. And of course, special mention goes to our
honorary member, Manny Villafuerte, who tirelessly support all activities of
our batch by donating financially and also by making his talent in photography
available to our batch as photographer that evening. Another honorary
member of our batch is Eppie Yatco (the beautiful wife of Ricky) who
generously made her home open to all batch meetings and get-togethers and
also helped that evening in manning the registration table.
We also would like to acknowledge the support of our foreign-based
batchmates who sent in their donations to fund our various projects - Joji
Pangilinan Linan, Merle Cruz Encarnacion, Olive Tiburcio, Jun Tantoco and
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Last November 8, 2003, the UST High School Batch of 1968 celebrated their
35th (Coral) anniversary with a get-together held at the Clubhouse of
Corinthian Garden in Quezon City. The event was well-attended, with some
foreign-based batchmates taking the time out to fly-in just to attend the
reunion. The party began at 6:00 p.m. and ended in the wee hours of the
morning. The invocation was written by Don Mejia and delivered in a
homily-like manner by Jun (Tereso) Tullao. The
invocation is being printed in full as it reflects the feelings, hopes and
aspirations of the batch of '68 in eager anticipation of the 35th anniversary
The keynote address was delivered by our very own batchmate, the
Honorable DENR Secretary Elisea "Bebet" Gillera Gozun. Music was provided by
Bach Cuyugan and his BandITs who regaled everyone with their reportoire of
songs from the Beatles, DC5, Critters, etc. to the "makabagbag damdamin"
tune of Mr. Suave by Parokya ni Edgar. Wilma "Bebot" Bautista, a former
member of the famous singing group "Rainmakers", delighted everyone with her
rendition of some songs from the '60s like Guantanamera and Masquerade.
Likewise, Boy Gabriel, a former member of the Circus Band (the top band during
the '60s), gave his rendition of some high school favorites like Mr. Dyingly
Sad, and some songs from the Dave Clark 5.
The success of the reunion is credited to the untiring and superhuman
efforts of the organizing team composed of Don Mejia, Ricky Yatco, Baby Balatbat
De Guzman, Tessa Sierra, Odette Wallace (better known as Lourdes Ko), Offie
Ramirez Lanto, Manny Villafuerte, Manny Manuel, Benjie Zamora, Peter So, Go Eng
Hi, John Tan, Bach Cuyugan, Jorge Tadena, Caloy Corsiga, Danny Rodriguez,
Letty Banzon Tecson, Elisea Gillera Gozun,etc. Special thanks should also go to Anthony Dee who
donated the delicious food, Manny Villafuerte (Honorary Member of Batch
'68) who donated the soft drinks, beer and still photos, Lourdes Ko for the red
wine and white wines, Isagani Buenaflor, Fe Cristobal, Jimmy Tan, Ernie Espinosa
and Ching Alano for the raffle prizes, Go Eng Hi for the four big streamers for
the occasion, Josie Illescas for the delicious cakes and pastries, Baby Balatbat
for the coffee, St. cinnamon rolls, helpers, and the use of the facilities,
Carlos Corsiga for the grapes and sweet Fuji apples, Manuel Manuel and Benjie
Zamora for the logistics, Ofie Ramirez Lanto and Jorge Tadena for manning the
reception, and Tessa Sierra for overall coordination.
During the program, the members of the Executive Committee who will lead the
batch to the 40th Ruby anniversary celebration were elected. The committee
officers elected were:
Chairman - Don Mejia
Vice-Chairman - John Tan
Secretary - Tessa Sierra
Treasurer - Baby Balatbat De Guzman
The committee was granted full authority to appoint other officers to assist
them in their leadership function. They
were also given authority to tap any member of HS Batch '68 to assist in the
preparations for the 40th year anniversary. For this purpose the committee
and their appointees will serve as the officers of the de facto UST High School
Batch of 1968 Alumni Association up to year 2008.Please refer to the Plans and