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!