News Update

General Meeting for 50th Anniversary

March 13, 2017 - Last March 11, 2017, a general meeting of Manila-based USTHS 1968 graduates was held at the residence of Baby Balatbat De Guzman in Corinthian Gardens in Quezon City from 1-5 p.m. to discuss plans for the batch's golden anniversary next year.  It was a well attended meeting, thanks to the painstaking effort of the organizers in contacting batchmates.  During the said meeting, the participants also took the opportunity to register their participation in the 50th anniversary celebration.  They also had their first practice for the presentation of the Manila group during the Gala Night on Feb. 17. 

The Steering Committee for the 50th anniversary celebration, led by Bebet Gozun, Baby De Guzman and Reggie Nolasco presented the plans for next year's golden anniversary -

  • Activities will be held from Feb. 15 - 18, 2017;

  • On Feb. 15, 2017 - there will be a meet and greet to welcome batchmates coming from abroad.  Venue is tentatively set at 4:00 p.m. at the Big Boat Floating Restaurant at the Manila Bay, beside Manila Hotel.  Odette Wallace, John Tan and Emma Ruivivar Yeung are hosting the said affair.

  • Feb. 16, 2017 - free day.  Arrangements will be made for batchmates who would like to play golf, have a massage or go shopping.  Another possible activity will be a visit to an orphanage or home for the aged.

  • Feb. 17, 2017 - Gala night  at the Grand Ballroom of Marriot Hotel, Resorts World, Newport City.  Registration starts at 4:00 p.m.  Attire for ladies - long gown, for gentlemen - coat and tie or barong.  To those who would like to check-in at the hotel, kindly inform Baby De Guzman so that you can get the hotel's discounted rate.  Reggie Nolasco will be providing transportation to bring guests billeted in the hotel to the Grand Ballroom,

  • Feb. 18, 2017 -  For those who are billeted in Marriot Hotel, they can hear mass in the morning after breakfast at the nearby Shrine of St. Therese of the Child Jesus.  There will be lunch for batchmates at a nearby Chinese restaurant, to be hosted by Baby Balatbat De Guzman.

  • Feb. 19, 2017 - Out of town trip to Pico De Loro in Batangas, to be hosted by Reggie Nolasco, who will also provide free transpo for the event.  There will be two pick-up points - Unimart in Greenhills for north-bound batchmates and Manong's Restaurant in Alabang for south-bound batchmates.  Assembly time is 7:00 a.m.  To those who want to stay overnight in Pico De Loro at their own expense, kindly make arrangements with Reggie Nolasco.

  • We are coming out with a commemorative coffee table book for the 2018 Golden Anniversary.  Advertisements in the said coffee table book are offered as follows:  P10,000 for inside full page and P6,000 for half page.   Proceeds will fund the cost of printing of the coffee table book and will also partially fund the cost of the various activities especially the Gala Night,

We would like to acknowledge the hard work being done by everyone involved in the 50th Anniversary Celebration and the generosity of batchmates in sharing their time, talent and treasure in making sure that the celebration will be a success. Special thanks to Baby De Guzman for the delicious merienda that day and for always opening her home for our many batch activities.

Our next meeting will be on June 24 at the Quezon City Sports Club which  will also be the birthday celebration of Bebet Gozun, Odette Wallace and Marisol Lim Ybanez.  Everyone is encouraged to bring along another batchmate to ensure maximum participation for our golden anniversary in 2018.

Here are some photos taken during the March 11, 2017 meeting.


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Plans for 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2018

February 28, 2017 - Plans for the Batch'68 50th anniversary celebration in 2018 have been finalized - to be held from Feb. 15-19, 2018.  Please visit our 2018 50th anniversary web page for details.

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Condolence to the family of Jose Abejuela

February 13, 2015 - Our condolence to the family of our batchmate Jose "Chitoy" Abejuela who joined our Creator last Feb. 11.  His body lies in state at Our Lady of Beautiful Love Parish Memorial Chapel, with address at  80 Washington St. Merville Parañaque  (Phone: 8242688).   Interment will take place on Sunday, February 15, 2015.  Chitoy is survived by his wife, Rowena Medina-Abejuela.

 Eternal rest grant unto the soul of Chitoy and may perpetual light shine upon him  May he rest in peace.

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Condolence to the family of William Vicente

February 21, 2013 - Our condolence to the family of our batchmate William "Enteng" Vicente who joined our Creator last night.  His remains lie in state at Mt. Carmel, Quezon City.  May he rest in peace.

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Condolence to the family of Chito Pangilinan

October 19, 2013 - We received the sad news about the passing away of our batchmate Armingol 'Chito" Pangilinan, who died at 6:00 p.m. last October 17, 2013.  Prior to his death, Chito was recovering at the La Mirada Imperial Convalescent Hospital in CA.  Our batchmate Ernie Morales and Joy Villavicencio Roque, were able to visit him a day before his demise.  Let us pray for his eternal repose and our deepest condolence to the family he left behind.  May he rest in peace.

Below is the schedule for viewing and funeral service for Chito's remains:

  • Oct 24th VIEWING: 5pm - 7pm at  Forest Lawn Cypress
    Rosary: 7pm - 9pm at Hope Chapel

  • Oct 25th FUNERAL SERVICE at 1:30pm @ Holy Family Church in Artesia -
    INTERMENT follows.

Here are some photos in memory of Chito:

Taken in May 2006 when Chito paid a visit in Manila (L-R: Alice Yatco, Lorna Buenviaje, Albert Buenviaje,
 Beth Llana & Chito)

Ernie Morales visited Chito Pangilinan at his convalescent hospital a  day before his death.

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SoCal Group Celebrates Halloween

Nov. 4, 2012 - As 2012 draws to a near end, the Socal Group decided to hold their quarterly get together on the last weekend of October and make it more interesting as reported and documented by Bing Macavinta in a photo-slideshow.  For details, visit our Activities Abroad webpage.

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Plans for 2013 Batch Reunion

Oct. 21, 2012 -  For info on plans for 2013 Batch Reunion,   please visit our webpage 2013 45th Anniversary Celebration.

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Condolence to batchmate Joji Linan and her husband Romeo on the death of their son Victor

March 11, 2012 - Our condolence to our batchmate Joji Pangilinan Linan and her husband Romeo and the rest of her family on the death of their son Victor.  May his soul rest in peace.  We also pray for Joji and her family that God will give them the strength during these difficult times that they are facing.

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Closing Ceremonies for UST's Quadricentennial and Countdown for its Neo-Centennial

UST's 400 year  or Quadricentennial celebration ended with a big bang literally last Jan.  27 with a pyro-musical presentation. As the university's quadricentennial ended, the  count down to 500 years or neo-centennial officially begins.


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UST Neo-Centennial Celebration and USTHS Grand Alumni Homecoming

Our alma mater is celebrating its neo-centennial with a series of activities starting from Jan. 20.  Then on Feb. 4, 2012 we will have the annual  UST High School Grand Alumni Homecoming (USTHS GAH)  at Plaza Mayor & Benavides Garden starting at 5pm.  Our batch president, Bebet Gozun is requesting those who are attending the USTHS GAH to kindly inform her by email at bggozun@gmail.comWe need a show of hands so that the   necessary arrangements can be made.

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Condolence to Batchmate Luisa Acal Novenario on the death of her Brother Eduardo Acal

Dec. 21, 2011 - Our condolence to our batchmate Louie Acal Novenario and her family on the death of their brother Eduardo De Vera Acal.  Ed was also a UST High School alumnus, batch 1971.  His remains lie at Holy Cross Mortuary, 5835 W. Slauson Ave., Culver City, CA.  Let us pray for the eternal repose of his soul.

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2012 Chicago Reunion Webpage

All information regarding the August 2012 USTHS Batch'68 Reunion in Chicago can now be seen in a separate webpage - 2012 USA-Chicago Reunion which can be found under the Activities menu bar.

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