Farewell, Ric

reunion 1988
Ricardo Manuel, rightmost in this photo, during the peps’ 10th anniversary outing in Batangas in 1988

Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetime, is certain for those who are friends. ~Richard Bach

And yet again, we say goodbye to another classmate of ours, Ricardo V. Manuel, who has joined his creator in heaven. Ric’s death was confirmed by his son, Exequiel, who told us his father passed away last January because of a lingering illness.

The last time we saw Ric was in 1988, when we celebrated our section’s 10th anniversary in Matabungkay, Batangas. He then moved to Puerto Princesa, Palawan, with his family.

Our deepest condolences to the whole family. 😦




We would like to convey our deepest condolences to Rorie (IV-1, ’78), Ludy (IV-1, ’81) and Rizza (IV-1, ’85) for the passing of their father Dr. Bayani Quijano. We join them in praying for the eternal repose of his soul. Dr. Quijano is now reunited in heaven with wife Severina, a former English teacher at LDHS, who died eight years ago.

Wake is at the Holy Trinity Memorial Chapels and Crematorium (Fr. McGivney Suite) on Sucat Road, Parañaque. Viewing commences tomorrow, April 5, from 8 a.m. Interment will be at the Manila Memorial Park Parañaque on Sunday, April 8, after the necrological mass and service (time to be announced).

MS in NZ

It’s been a while since the last time we got in touch with classmate Merle Salvador, so as an update we are posting here some photos of her and her family. The pics were taken in Auckland, New Zealand, where the family is based now. We do hope Merle makes it to our 40th anniversary reunion this August.

Proud daddy

Larry Ramos is yet to celebrate his birthday this Tuesday (March 20), and already he’s got the best birthday gift a parent would definitely not complain about: his daughter Larizza placing No. 10  in the recent board exams for physicians. To him, our warmest greetings and congratulations on his birthday and on this latest achievement of one of his children. Kaway-kaway, proud daddy! You deserve it.


Chie’s in town

London-based classmate Reny “Chie” dela Peña is in Manila right now to spend another well-deserved vacation. Zeny Cervantes, Remy Tuazon (with her mother and grandson in tow) and Evelyn Bongalon met up with her yesterday at SM-San Lazaro for lunch. Welcome back, Chie! Come back in August for our batch’s grand reunion.

reny dela pena

March birthdays

march birthdays

It’s raining birthdays this month of March! To all of the celebrants, enjoy your special day and stay healthy and happy. Here they are:

  • Malu Ortiz (March 1)
  • Evelyn Bongalon (March 5)
  • Zeny Cervantes (March 11)
  • Larry Ramos (March 20)
  • Mrs. Agapita Correa (March 16)
  • Mrs. Au Torrijos (March 24)

Walang bang magpapakain/inom?

Ma’am Fe’s birthday

Fe Lomantas

Today’s the last day of February and it’s only now that we get to greet our class adviser, Ma’am Fe Calope Lomantas, a happy birthday. Ma’am, who celebrated her birthday on February 2, is flanked in the photo above by daughter Michelle and granddaughter. The last time we saw Ma’am was in July 2008, when our class celebrated its 30th year anniversary in Laguna. Maybe it’s time to visit her in Bohol? Or invite her to our batch’s grand reunion on August 18, 2018?

Anyway, we would also like to greet the other birthday boys of the class: Ariel Dimacali (February 4) and Ricardo Manuel (February 13). And thanks to Keith de la Cruz for  sending us Ma’am Fe’s photo.