Batch 78’s 40th year


It’s 2017 and we’d like to greet everyone a great new year. At the same time, we’d also like to remind all of you that 2018 is a milestone year for Batch ’78 as it celebrates its 40th anniversary.

Christopher “Toto” Panlilio, our batch’s president, has informed us about plans for a grand celebration. So please start brainstorming with your respective classes and relay to us your bright ideas.

Let’s make this anniversary a memorable one.


PLM @ 42

Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) is one university that has nurtured thousands of graduates coming from Manila’s public high schools, not excluding Lakan Dula High School.

Our classmates Ariel Dimacali, June Lapira, Evelyn Bongalon and Buddy Ignacio are all PLM alumni. So is George Gange (IV-1, Batch ’68), a distinguished PLM alumnus, who is inviting everyone to attend the school’s upcoming grand reunion homecoming.

Excerpts from their invitation:

“The new PLM Alumni Association (PLMAA) is organizing a Grand Alumni Homecoming on February 25, 2009 through March 3, 2009, four decades since its alma mater opened its doors in 1967 to poor but deserving students.

“Billed as PLM @ 42, the Grand Alumni Homecoming theme will be “4 na Dekada . . . Walang Kakupas-kupas”. PLM Batch ’68 Development Foundation will play host batch.”

Visit the PLMAA website to know more about the event.

Class of 1978 yearbook now online

In the article Graduation Day we made a promise to publish our batch’s yearbook. After months of waiting, we finally got hold of a copy and we are glad to announce that it is now ready to be viewed and downloaded.

Ours is the 14th batch to graduate from Lakan Dula High School. Based on our earlier calculation in the aforementioned article, we estimated that the school’s foundation year was 1961. We were wrong. Our classmate Mario Mercado pointed out it should be 1962, as what appears on the yearbook cover that he himself designed.

Leafing through the pages of this souvenir program will kind of give you goosebumps. It was quite an experience seeing all those familiar faces (and names) again and recalling the circumstances of your association with them during those innocent and carefree years.

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A batchmate in Guam

Fernando Santos, IV-17, got in touch with us recently and would like to link up with fellow LDHS alumni. A classmate of Larry Ramos and Roger del Prado in third year, Fernando graduated from the University of the East in Caloocan, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communications engineering in 1986.

He wrote the following comment: “‘Kakainggit naman kayo in touch pa rin after all these yearssss. Sana kami rin mayroong tulad nito. Oopss let me intruduce myself. Alam ko di n’yo ko kilala kasi sa lV-4 ako batch 1978. Pero nagpalipat ako ng lV-17 kasi nag-wowork ako noon sa umaga. Pero kilala ko si Larry at Roger. Classmate ko sila noon. lll-3 yata? Sana pakisabi kay Larry ‘yung promise niya na picture noong third year namin hintay ko pa rin. Dito nga pala ako sa Guam kasi last time na makontak ko si Larry ay sa England ako noon.”

Fernando is now working at the technical department of a mobile phone operator in Guam. He used to work as a technical consultant and product specialist for Motorola-United Kingdom.

Welcome to the site, Fernando.

Cultural show in Cali

George Gange and Ulysses’s interpretation of “Anak ng Dalita”

George Gange, IV-1 Class, Batch ’68, would like to invite all California-based classmates and batchmates to a Filipino cultural show they are mounting this June 29. Read the following press release they sent us for more information:

The FilAm Vets Rondalla and other volunteer performing friends are putting up a thanksgiving testimonial show, titled UGNAYAN, as a way to thank the community which include our aging veterans who have graciously supported their group in the various noble cause-oriented projects they have unselfishly spearheaded in the last ten years.

The show will be held on Sunday, June 29 , 2008, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Little Theater, Jefferson Union High School District , 699 Serramonte Blvd. , Daly City , CA. 94015.

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IV-1 class, Batch ’73

IV-1 class, batch ‘73

This is the class picture (click to enlarge) of the IV-1 class, Batch ’73, sent to us by one of its active members, Rebecca Alejo Regis.

Do you recognize familiar faces, particularly those in the mentors’ row? They are Miss Cresencia Reyes (second from left), Mrs. Quijano (fourth from left), Mrs. Salmorin (first from right) and Miss Virginia Jaen (second from right).

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