Calope-Lomantas family

Michelle C. Lomantas, Ma’am Fe’s daughter, has just sent us these  photos of their family. These were taken during Michelle’s college graduation.

Michelle successfully passed the recent nursing board exams. She’s still in Bohol right now but will soon come to Manila for the oath-taking ceremony.

Thanks a lot, Michelle, for these photos. This is our first time to see your mom again after so many, many years .


Rondalla in the USA

Mr. George G. Gange (Batch 1968) is sharing with us his YouTube channel that features the FilAm Vets Rondalla’s performances in the US. We are posting here a sample, which you will definitely enjoy. For when was the last time you heard a rondalla group perform?

Mr. Gange (left) and his friends performing in San Jose, California

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Reunion announcements

Ruby Gaviola, our designated class treasurer, would like to inform all of us that our collective bank account has been opened. She and Keith dela Cruz, the account’s holders, have already deposited the required minimum balance. Please get in touch with them for the bank details if you plan to remit your voluntary contribution to our reunion fund.

Ruby also said she, Keith and Eric Macatangay are organizing a tour to find those peps we haven’t located yet. Eric is arriving soon for a short vacation and promised to take the lead in finding our missing classmates and teachers. Those interested to join them are most welcome.

Remy Tuazon has some free days next month and would like to call a meeting to elect the reunion’s overall coordinator and committee members and discuss the agenda points sent by Lito Parungo a while back. Expect a message from Remy soon.

Dancing Jo

Jocelyn Monte de Ramos

They can run but they can’t hide. Eddie Roberto reported a couple of days ago he had located Jocelyn and Guillermo Monte de Ramos. Well, he was able to finally talk with Jo by phone this morning and got some updates from one of our most elusive classmates.

Do you still remember that Jo was the class’ dancer and choreographer? Any school program then would not be complete without her and the other dancing peps performing all those dance routines she patiently taught.

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Ma’am Rodelia reporting

The IV-1 girls’ YDT-CAT teacher, Ms. Rodelia Tangco, recently shared some updates with Rorie Quijano. Ma’am Rodelia is dropping by Rorie’s clinic in Tondo this weekend and we hope to hear more news from them.

Here are Ms. Tangco’s updates, as enumerated by Rorie in her email:

  • Sad news: Miss Samia (our assistant principal) passed away last year.
  • Miss Tangco keeps in touch with Ms. Mardo (the IV-1 boys YDT-CAT teacher). I told her about our reunion and just let them know daw.
  • She will give me the addresses and contact numbers of our teachers.
  • Ms. Cresencia Reyes is in Manuel Luis Quezon High School.
  • Miss Lilia Andres is in Austria.
  • Ms. Salome Tamayo went back to Canada. I could also get her address.
  • Mrs. Eurfrocina V. Capili (our school principal) is still up and about.

Thanks a lot, Ma’am Rodelia!

More on our teachers

We learned from Mrs. Yoly Perez that two former teachers of ours became department heads: Mrs. Wilhelmina Lopez, our social studies teacher, at the Calderon Integrated School in Hermosa, Tondo, and Ms. Crescensia Reyes, our trigonometry teacher, at an unknown school.

In our telephone conversation with her, Ma’am Yoly said Ms. Reyes is already enjoying her retirement but she’s not sure if Mrs. Lopez is still working. She promised to look for their addresses and those of our other teachers.

Ma’am Yoly also said she took the initiative of contacting Ms. Elizabath Bustamante and told her about the letter we sent recently. Ma’am Beth is dropping by LDHS this week to read said letter and personally hear from Ma’am Yoly how we are all doing. Both are really excited to meet with us again.

Another piece of news she shared was about our school papers. Did you know that The Barangay has temporarily stopped publishing due to unavailability of an adviser? Ma’am Yoly is handling both journalism classes, with the English staff reduced to joining writing contests. (Baka may dating staff na gustong magboluntaryo?) Anyway, we reiterated our request to Ma’am to encourage her students to write for our blog so that we and our other readers are kept posted on school activities.

Fil-am idol

We thought you might like to watch Ramiele Malubay’s live performances on the 7th season of “American Idol”.

Based in Miramar, Florida, Ramiele is a 20-year-old Filipino-American who on Wednesday night wowed both judges and audience with her interpretation of Dusty Spingfield’s “You don’t have to say you love me”. Ramiele is one of the 12 female contestants who made it to the finals. The other 12 male Idol aspirants performed the previous night.

The hard-to-please judge, Simon Cowell, who rejected Ramiele during the audition round, had this to say about her performance: “And again tonight, you outsang every single person.”

To all our friends and classmates in the US, support and vote for this girl. She simply rocks.

Go to American Idol’s official website to follow Ramiele’s adventure.