Lunch with Miss Tamayo

Our Ontario-based friends − Malu Ortiz, Josie Urbiztondo and Mario Mercado − have just had lunch with former LDHS teacher Ms. Salome Tamayo. Enjoy their pictures here and on our online photo album.

So nice to see Mario again in one of his rare appearances.Thanks, Malu, for the photos.

Kelan ba talaga kayo mag-uuwian at nang sa Pinas naman tayo mananghalian?


Happy birthday, Ma’am

We are reposting this short video of our class adviser Ma’am Fe Calope-Lomantas, part of her opening speech during our reunion in July 2008. It’s Ma’am’s birthday on Tuesday, February 2. It’s a shame we can’t get to see her as often as we would like to. But who knows, our next reunion could be in Bohol?

Happy birthday, Ma’am Fe. We love you!

We’re making a list


(Note: This list is also being regularly updated on the Facebook page of Batch ’78. Click here or here to see the list.)

You’re checking it twice. We gotta find out who among the members of Batch ’78 have been accounted for. This list is by no means complete, so we are requesting everyone to provide us the names of batchmates who should be added to (or deleted from?) the list. Sections are being added to the list.

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Dancing inmates

Quite a while ago, we posted a video of the now world-renowned dancing inmates of Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center to recall the juvenile exploits of classmates George Hizon and Keith dela Cruz (Usapang lasing). And the video above is their latest, an interpretation of Michael Jackson’s “They don’t care about us”.

What makes this performance very special is that it was choreographed by no less than Travis Payne, Jackson’s long-time choreographer, who traveled all the way to the Philippines to mount this dance spectacle. Payne was accompanied by Daniel Celebre and Dres Reid, two of the dancers who were  supposed to join Jackson’s entourage in a series of concerts.

Unfortunately, the production did not make it to the Sony Pictures’ This is it tribute to the king of pop for failing to beat the deadline. Nevertheless, the video has become a certified YouTube sensation. Last we look,  it has been viewed by more than two million people around the world.


Welcoming Eva

Our classmate Eva Llabres is really back to the fold. As if making up for lost time, she has been attending social gatherings right and left, like this one held  last January 16 at the Red Box in Trinoma.

The event, paid for by the ever-generous Chie dela Peña, served as a welcome treat for Eva. Also present to give our long-lost classmate a warm embrace included Didi Espiritu, Eddie Roberto, Keith dela Cruz, Ruby Gaviola-Guevarra, Larry Ramos, Remy Tuazon, and Zeny Cervantes-Vigo who came with daughter Zarah.

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OK s’ya, si Kei Sia

Kei Sia, Pearly Jaramilla’s daughter, doesn’t know yet we grabbed this video from her Facebook account. Watch her here singing Hoku’s “You first believed”. Kei is tying the know this May 7 and we wonder if this is the song she and fiance Jp Ceralde have chosen for their wedding? Kei, OK s’ya. Pwede!

With this post, we would also like to extend our greetings to Pearly who is celebrating her birthday on January 30.

Ask the vet

Our classmate Dr. Keith dela Cruz is proving to be a quintessential jack-of-all-trades.We have written about  him as a model, and this time we are featuring him as a newspaper columnist. “Ask the vet” is the title of Keith’s column for the BusinessMirror, where he shares his insights into the various aspects of his job as a “highly regarded” veterinarian in the Philippines. Below is Keith’s maiden article in yesterday’s issue of the business daily.

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