Star athlete


In our previous post we promised we would be publishing selected articles from Ang Baranggay (AB)/The Barangay (TB), our school publications. To start off the series, we are reprinting here a TB article (June-August 1977 issue) that focuses on classmate Ric Manuel, our star swimmer that time.

What a weird coincidence that three deceased classmates figure in this clipping: article writer June Lapira, illustrator Eric Macatangay, and Ronnie Gorgonio, whose name appears in Eric’s drawing.

Below is the full article (in case the image is not readable):

“Sportsmanship is a virtue an athlete must possess.” This is what Ricardo Manuel, IV-1 of F. Varonoa, Tondo, stated.

Manuel, a skillful swimmer, son of Mr. Maximo Manuel, towers at 5’5″ and weighs 110 lbs. He started developing his talent since childhood but Mr. Jose Sidlacan and Mr. Domingo Esperanza, both YDT teachers, discovered Manuel’s talents. He received a plaque for placing first in a summer camp training-swimming competition held at Mt. Arayat.

“Hard practice and perseverance make an athlete go far,” he emphasized during the interview. He explained that if one wants to be a swimmer he must be physically fit and patient enough to practice.


Paalam, Sir June


Matapos ang matagal-tagal na pananahimik, nakakalungkot isipin na sa muli nating pagpopost dito sa aming blog ay tungkol na naman sa pagkawala ng isang kamag-aral ang magiging paksa.

Sadyang nakakabigla ang balitang umabot sa amin kahapon ng umaga tungkol sa pagyao ng kamag-aral na si June Lapira kasunod atakihin sa puso.

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Welcoming Ariel and June

Keith, Remy, Eddie, George, John, June, Jo, Ariel and Ruby

Ariel Dimacali has just sent us these photos taken during the welcome sessions given by the peps to him and June Lapira and to Eddie Roberto, who just arrived from Qatar.

The first get-together was held on September 11 in Mall of Asia and the second was held on September 14 at the Guevarra’s residence in Filinvest, Quezon City.

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