Lady cadets

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These are the officers of LDHS Batch 78’s corps of lady cadets. We did our best to edit the photos so that you can help us identify each one of them.


Panunumpa ng mga nagsipagtapos

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May nahalukay na naman kaming larawang kupas, kuha sa araw ng aming pagtatapos sa hayskul noong Marso 28, 1978. Dito’y makikita ang mga nagsipagtapos sa pagbasa ng kanilang panunumpang mamahalin ang paaralang pinagtapusan.

Mula sa kaliwa: Yoly Mañalac, Ana Marie Joaquin, Laarni Canicula, Rorie Quijano, at Ariel Dimacali. (Nanay ba ni George Hizon ang nasa siwang sa pagitan nina Rorie at Ariel?)

Narito naman ang teksto ng buong panunumpa:

Pangako sa samahan ng nagsipagtapos

Buong puso akong nangangako
na mamahalin ko ang aking paaralang pinagtapusan
Matapat kong isasagawa ang mga dakilang mithiin nito,
at sisikapin kong mabuhay nang marangal
upang magamit ko nang buong talino
ang aking natutuhan sa paglilingkod
sa Dakilang Lumikha,
sa aking bayan,
at sa kapwa tao.

Magat Salamat, chief of Tondo


We are reprinting this article as part of our series on Tondo, which aims to show the district’s rich history. Source is the Kahimyang Project, an interesting site that publishes articles on Philippine history.


Magat Salamat, Chief of Tondo, A Forgotten Hero of the First Katipunan over 300 years ago

One of the earliest heroes of the Philippines, in the words of Don Isabelo de los Reyes and Professor Austin Craig, was Magat Salamat, one of the chiefs of Tondo. Through the centuries his name has come to us in colors blurred and indistinct. Many are the legends and myths which were woven and rewoven around this hero of the sixteenth century, but most of them are nothing more than the fantasies of some hero-worshipper, which have proved brittle to the touch of reality. They make, therefore, no direct appeal to skeptical scholars, though they may fascinate fictionists and romancers.

Continue reading “Magat Salamat, chief of Tondo”

Nanay Juanita

Nanay Juanita

Remy Tuazon informed us today that Nanay Juanita, mother of London-based classmate Renee ‘Chie’ dela Peña, had passed away last November 5. Interment is on November 14. Please get in touch with Remy if you want to go to the wake in Tondo. Our sincerest condolences to Chie and the Dela Peña family.

The photos posted here were taken in 2009 during Nanay Juanita’s 89th birthday celebration. Her well-wishers then included Remy and husband Danny Martin, Didi Espiritu, Rorie Quijano, Gil Buan, George Hizon, Ana Marie Joaquin, Larry Ramos, and  Ma’am Beth Bustamante.

Nanay Juanita

nanay juanita

Take it from Ate Ana

This is for the current crop of LDHS students out there who might be looking for ways to study effectively: a how-to article written 38 years ago by our wacky classmate Ana Marie Joaquin. Be forewarned, though, that parental guidance is required. We can only hope that reading this piece of advice will, as its title suggests, put a smile on your face.


[Source: The Barangay, October 1977.]