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?

Zeny’s day


Today is the birthday of our class salutatorian, Zeny Cervantes (in pic with hubby Jun Vigo). Together with a group of IV-1 peps, they are now enjoying themselves at a resort in Laguna. Happy birthday, Zen, and we do hope you’ll enjoy this day and the years ahead.

To those who failed to join the outing, we shall be posting the photos as soon as we get them.

Update: To view some photos of this event, please click here.

Literary gems

In our previous post we promised we would be featuring poems published in the Valentine’s issue of The Barangay circa 1977. Featured poets are Conrad Santiago, Jorge Bagasan Jr., Zenaida Cervantes and George Hizon. Conrad and Jorge are from IV-3.

An ala-Tia Dely article written by Ana Marie Joaquin “for people with loveaches” is also published below.

Let’s enjoy these for now as we continue to rummage through our files for more literary gems.

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lovepoems zeny



Second honeymoon?

Jun and Zeny Vigo were in Bohol recently and we wonder if they did spend their second honeymoon there. If so, they couldn’t have chosen a more romantic place than Chocolate Hills.  Legend has it that those mounds of land, cone-shaped and almost symmetrical, came about when Arogo, a young and handsome giant, fell in love with an ordinary mortal named Aroya. When the latter passed away, the grief-stricken Arogo shed humongous tears that would later dry and become hills.

Jun told us it was a pity they didn’t get to meet up with Ma’am Fe Calope, who, at the time of their visit to the province, was in Manila.