Super Mario

Remy Tuazon has just had a long-distance chat with our long-lost classmate and friend Mario Mercado. Malu Ortiz’s info – courtesy of Josie Urbiztondo (IV-3) – is correct: Mario is now a resident of Canada.

So how did we locate him? We should thank another batchmate, Becca Pabustan (IV-2), for this. Upon learning we were still looking for Mario, she took the initiative in getting in touch with Mario’s wife, who happens to be a friend of hers. She then passed the couple’s contact information to Remy who, in turn, immediately called up Mario.

Mario is not into this internet thing yet so there was no way he could find us online. He did try to look for the peps when he was in the Philippines in 2005 but was disheartened to find out that eveyone had either left Tondo or gone abroad. He would like to meet up with us when he returns to Manila this December. More on him as soon as we get his first email.

Welcome back, Mar!


3 thoughts on “Super Mario

  1. Rebecca Pabustan-Adraneda

    Nagkausap kami ni Mario last week. Best friend ni Pilar (my sister) si Vilma (Mario’s wife). Matipid si Mario, isa lang anak, 11 years old. Sabi ko nga bumisita sila dito sa Illinois, nine hours driving lang naman. Pumunta kami sa Canada last 2001, pero ang binisita ko friend ko noong college.

    Si Buddy nasa Bahrain pa rin. Dalawa anak nila ni Pilar: Tintin and Dave. May three boys naman kami ni Amado: si Red (19), John (17) and Kevin (15).

    Hope I could send this comment, kasi it failed the last time na mag-comment ako about Mario. Regards to everybody and till next update.

    The Site Team: Hi, Becca! Maraming-maraming salamat sa iyo (at kay Pilar) for linking us with Mario. Please send us pics para makita rin namin kayo. By the way, may paraan ba na ma-reach si Buddy sa Bahrain? Keep in touch.

  2. Larry Ramos

    Hi guys,

    Kindly send my best wishes and regards to Mario and also to Becca and to the rest of the IV-1 peps. I am still stuck up here in El Salvador, Misamis Oriental. I am staying at Divisoria, Cagayan De Oro City about 30 kms from our plant Universal Robina Corp. Tambaling II. El Salvador Mis Or. Miss you all guys.

  3. Malu Ortiz

    Becca and Remy,

    Thank you so much. Nagkita na kami ni Kuya Mar. Guwapo pa rin siya. Once the pictures are ready I’ll send them over. Kahit na papaano para na rin kaming nagreunion. Kasama rin namin si Josie Urbiztondo. Sana may makita pa rin kami na ’78 graduates para mas masaya.


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