More updates

As a continuation of our very first post, below is a rundown of updates on the IV-1 peps. Some of the information furnished here may be inaccurate (or not as up-to-date as we would have wanted) and we call on those in the know to correct them. Narito na po sila:

1. Red George Hizon, our class valedictorian, is still working as a top honcho at McDonalds Philippines. His office (and new residence) is in Makati, but he still regularly visits his mom in Novaliches. We received an email from him last week, telling us he was in Singapore undergoing a company training.

2. Catalino dela Cruz has been a practicing veterinary doctor for years. After working for various companies, he decided a couple of years ago to put up his own clinic, called Petropolis, along Timog Avenue in Quezon City. Pet owners such as Aiza Seguerra, Regine Velasquez and Jaya are among his clients.

3. Working as a manager at Rebisco in Camarin, Lauro Ramos still lives with his family in Valenzuela. His only son, Encho, an inaanak of many of us, has already sired two children. That makes not only Larry but all the ninongs certified lolos.

4. Diosdado Dizon lives in Taguig with his family. His most recent job was with Citibank Corp. and last we heard he was planning to work abroad, probably in Australia where his eldest son is now working. Click here to read the latest on Dado.

5. The last time we went out with Eduardo Roberto was in August last year, and he was heading back to Malaysia where he works. He lives with his family in Project 8.

6. Rizaldy Espiritu is still connected with the National Statistics Office, after his stint as an overseas worker in the Middle East.

7. Recently, Eric Macatangay left for the Middle East to become one of the country’s so-called modern-day heroes. He used to work for drug company Interphil in Paranaque, aside from doing some freelance painting job.

8. Restituto Vigo is married to our class salutatorian, Zenaida Cervantes. Resty still works for Interphil and Zeny is with the Commission on Audit. They now live in Calamba, Laguna, where they bought a house.

9. Carlito Parungo has been living in Amsterdam since 1991. He currently works as a database administrator for a technical college and a freelance web developer and editor. Between 2000-2003 he was able to work in the Philippines as a media education specialist under Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), a British non-government organization.

10. Ruby Rosa Gaviola is connected with the Quezon City local government.

11. Mario Mercado has been living in California since early 1990s. The last news we got was that he had put up his own construction company. No available information about his visits to the Philippines, if ever he has come home since then.

12. Yolanda Mañalac (Salen) is also based in the US, but we haven’t heard from her for a long time now.

13. Lito managed to get in touch with Mel Abas and invited him to their town fiesta in Pampanga in 2005. At that time, Mel was still teaching at the Guagua National College, but had his hands full preparing for his and his family’s departure for the US where he was hired as a high school teacher.

14. Ricardo Manuel is a doctor now, but no one knows where he is working.

15. Please read the previous post on Ma. Rosarita Quijano, Merle Salvador, and John Marte Marcella.

And please send us any updates you have by commenting on this post or emailing us.

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