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
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.
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
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 -
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.
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.
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
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.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org . We
need a show of hands so that the necessary arrangements can
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.