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Torres High School Batch '78 News Page
"Our aim is to link us together as we prepare for our 25th Grand Anniversary Reunion in the year 2003.

June 2002 Edition

Meet You in Majayjay.....

   The committe meeting in Majayjay, Laguna held in the resort of Mercedez Conejos was very successful and so much fun.  Read the very substantative minutes from Perlie.  This is another great chapter in our journey to 2003 Grand reunion.  There's no letting go as the group came up with a very aggressive plans to seek as many batchmates as we can.  See the pictures taken during our Majayjay meeting, too.   Thanks to our planning committee for the very impressive outcome of the meeting!!! 

Newly-Found Buddies.....

   Move over Osbournes......Meet the Barredo Family... Mila, KimberlyGerald and Giancarlo.  Rey Bisda got hold of Renato who is now in the Republic of Palau.  Also, we have a follow up on both Ahmee and Celia, our new buddies from last month's issue.  We got a picture of Ahmee's gifts from heaven...her kids and we got the names of Celia's kids.


 Renato Barredo
Bits & Pieces from Canada eh!..... Here's some short stories on mini-gathering on our schoolmates in Canada.
Buddy to Buddy.....

  This section will demonstrate to us the buddy system in our batch.  It is people helping people.  Do you need to find a buddy?  Send your "Buddy to Buddy" request to your geographic contacts.

>>> Please help us find the following buddies:

(Requested by Val Buzon )

Fernando Fernandez
Olivia Olaguera

Help Wanted.....

   As suggested by Perlie and in line with our goal to help our batchmates in our little ways, we present this new section of our website dedicated to helping our batchmates who lost their jobs.  If you are aware of any job placements for them please contact one of us. Thanks.

Help Needed...
From Philip Mangay
Retro Photo.....

   Can you make out who these pretty THS campus chicks are?  Click on the picture for bigger view.

New Email Addresses:

   Please change or add the following email addresses in your list.  Also notify us if your email address changed.  If you know the email address of other batchmates who has not contacted us yet, please let us know and we will contact them.


Grace Mendoza-Walker
Celia Tanafranca-Carrillo
Ahmee Fabula-Aquino
Jollo Semilla

Happy Birthday.....
Dana Bartolome-Bautista - June 9
Marilou Cruz-Santos- June 12
Janet Cajucom-Alfonso - June 25

Please notify us if your birthday/anniversary is not on the list.  If you know other celebrants please notify us, too.

Congratulations & Best Wishes....

Thelma & Hubby

Dear All,

     May I bring you the news that yesterday afternoon I already got married in civil rites. Later, in our church wedding, (date to be announced later), you will all be invited. Right now, my husband and I are putting up needed resources/preparations  for this (any sponsor?).

 Sincerely......            Thelma Diwa-Flores

Happy Anniversary


Victor & Gigi Gregorio's 16th - June 22
Lex & Tess Parado's 14th - June 24
Jollo & Monette's- June 24

 Supportive Words.....
Hi Rey,

Thanks so much for putting me on the wanted list, alam mo I was so excited nung ma-receive ko ang mga e-mail ninyo, at naka-receive ako ng news sa mga ka-batch natin... for a while I lost contact to everyone, ... anyway I'm excited about the reunion.  I hope it will be a success!.  Thanks for all your effort...

Ahmee Fabulla-Aquino

Send us an email us for comments and suggestions.

Fr. Erick Santos  @ henrique@info.com.ph
Felix Parado  @ lex_parado@yahoo.com
Rey Bisda  @ rbisda@osfinc.com

For previous issues prior to June 2001 please click on the link below:


Jun 2001
Jul 2001
Aug 2001
Sep 2001
Oct 2001
Nov 2001
Dec 2001
Jan 2002
Feb 2002
Mar 2002
Apr 2002
May 2002

Our Heavenly Buddies.....

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 May Committee Meeting in Majayjay

May 17, 2002
Majayjay, Laguna

    Perlie G. Gonzales                Leonor R. Piguing
    Malou R. Santos                  Olive G. Seña
    Evelyn A. Muallil                  Fr. Erick Y. Santos
    Rey S. Medenilla                  Ferdie E. Zalameda
    Ronnie E. Nieva                   Edwin L. Tuazon
    Dodie B. Morales, Jr.           Rolly F. De Vera
    Dra. Ching C. Albornoz        Beng C. Pangan
    Elmer C. Pangan                   Mercedez M. Conejos
    Ma. Edna A. Gillera              Nelson B. Ceña
    Beng Ceña                            Ross G. Misa

Agenda:  Budget Planning

Aim: “Our aim is to link us together as we prepare for our 25th Grand Anniversary Reunion in the year 2003.”

Objective: “Reunite and gather as many members as possible from the Batch ‘78”

The meeting officially started at 8:35 p.m. on May 17, 2002 with Fr. Erick saying the opening prayers.  After the opening prayers. Fr. Erick thanked Ched Conejos for hosting the event and personally appealed from the group that someone should take his place as the Chairman of Batch ’78.  He officially endorsed Edna A. Gillera as Chairman but was hesitantly accepted by the latter, telling him that he should still remain as the figure person for several reasons.  After due deliberations and exchanges of personal views, the group finally accepted the endorsement.  The following were discussed and agreed upon: 

· Homecoming - July 26, 2003
· Venue  - Torres High School

Ronnie Nieva suggested to formulate the group’s vision and mission and objective.   The following words were suggested to come up with the batch’s  Vision and Mission:

· Unity
· Concern
· Bonding
· Love
· “Utang Na Loob”
· Camaraderie
· Promote Friendship
· To Help
· To Guide
· Networking / Legacy
· Reaching Out
· Reciprocity

Malou Santos reiterated that the objective, as well as the mission and visions have already been formulated in the previous meetings.  (Promised to be included in this minutes by Perlie.) The minutes of the meeting taken during the last meeting was read and explained for those who have not attended it.

· Fr. Erick suggested an acid test of the initial fund-raising program entitled “Bingo Sosyal” this coming December 2002.  Venue will be at the Holy Child Auditorium.   The affair  includes gift-giving.  Snacks / cocktails will be served.

· Concerns to be addressed
1. Inferiority Complex (members belonging to lower sections must not feel inferior over those members  belonging to higher sections).   This concern has already been considered and planned. 
2. Target number of attendees:  51% or 500-700 people.

· The homecoming schedules will be announced in all churches in Tondo
· Fr. E.Y.Santos will get the students’ directory of Batch ’78 from Torres High School. 

Reaching out will start from the lowest section.  Things to do include:
1. Love offering
2. House to house visit to keep all members informed
3. Letters via registered mail
4. Target no. of members per month starting June 2002 until July 2003:  thirty (30) 
5. 2-Night Concert:  Ai Ai delas Alas and Joey G. (Side A Band) – February 2003 (major fund raising program).  Purpose of the concert:  “FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS OF  THS BATCH ‘78”
6. Suggested venues:  On Stage (Greenbelt); Music Museum, Meralco Theater (c/o Ronnie Nieva)
7. Press Releases
8. Directors considered for the affair:  B. Quintos, William, Leo, Lito Calzado, Fernando Salvador (Rolly de Vera to try to talk to him)
9. Fr. Erick – to start negotiating with Ai Ai delas Alas for the concert
10. Mr. Jun dela Cruz will be contacted for Joey G.

· Possible sponsors for the event:
1. Pink & Blue Soda
3. Shoemart
4. DWIZ / Radio Veritas
5. Joe de Mango
6. Mellow Touch
7. Eternal Life

· Fr. Erick suggested to lend his personal money in the amount of P250,000.00 to be used as initial funds of the batch.


· June 2002 – Joy Mortell Fabilla
Venue:  Cabalen, Robinson’s Galleria, Manila
Time:  6:00 p.m.
Date:  TBA
Monthly meeting re:  progress report referencing the May meeting

· July 2002 – Fenchie Eugenio-Cajiuat and Ellen D. Fabie’s B-day
Venue:  TBA (c/o E1 people)
Date:  TBA

· August 2002 – Fr. Erick Santos’ B-day
Venue:  Shangri-La Restaurant, (Peking Duck), West Avenue, Quezon City
Date & Time:  TBA

· September 2002 – Ched’s and Nelson’s birthday celebration
Venue:  Jollibee, Megamall
Date & Time:  TBA

· October 2002 – Helen’s and Leah’s birthday celebration
Venue:  TBA
Date & Time:  TBA

· November 2002 – Perlie’s & Beng Ceña’s birthday celebration
Venue:  TBA
Date & Time:  TBA

· December 2002 – Family Bingo Sosyal (c/o Finance & Ways & Means Committees)
Fr. Erick Y. Santos to prepare cocktails / snacks

· January 2003 – Edna Gillera’s and Elmer Pangan’s birthday celebration

· February 2003 – Pre-Valentine Concert (Ai Ai delas Alas and Joey G (Side A Band)
       Edwin Tuazon’s and Rey Medenilla’s birthday celebration

· March 2003 - Leonor Piguing’s birthday celebration

· April 2003 - Break (Holy Week)
 Dental & Medical Missions entitled “Operation Tuli”
 Date:  TBA
 Venue:  Torres High School

· June 2003 - Finalization of Plans for the General Homecoming

· July 2003 - General Homecoming

1. Balikbayan Night – Sto. Niño Auditorium (to be attended by the core group and other members also)
Motiff:  Filipino Spirit
Date & Time:  TBA
2. Family Day (includes games, etc.)
Date & Time:  TBA
Venue:   Holy Child Catholic School
3. Grand Alumni Homecoming
Date:  July 26, 2003
Time:  TBA
Venue:  Torres High School

The group agreed to have a monthly meeting of all committees re:  accomplishments.  Edna suggested to have a weekly meeting on a committee level.  Official venue for the Batch ’78:  Sto Niño Parish c/o Fr. Erick Y. Santos

As there is nothing more to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 10:30 p.mVideoke sing-along and swimming took place right after the meeting.

Prepared by:


Ching and family really enjoyed the water, kahit nagyeyelo sa lamig.

- Thanks a lot, Perlie -



Bits & Pieces from Canada Eh!.....

In Vancouver.... 
katatapos lang ng long week-end dito.  victoria day kasi kahapon.  anyway, last saturday our family, terry's family and beng's family met each other at metrotown mall to watch the preview screening of "spirit"  afterwhich we went of course to the dollar store and food area and had lunch.  ang saya saya namin.  pinasasabi nila, kapag gawa na ang swimming pool mo, lulusubin ka namin.  kaya't bilis-bilisan mo ang paggawa.   -fenchie

In Toronto....  Project- Pool & Deck
The 3 stooges struck again...Rey, Nilo and Val got together last May 18 to talk about their summer project in Val's backyard.  Nilo stayed at the Buzon's place in Markham the week before  for 3 days to study the requirements and do the measuring and display his architectural genius in designing the deck and incorporating a 24' round above-ground pool.  Chona was impressed with Nilo's design.  The Bisdas, Buzons and Nilo then watched the "Spiderman" in Val's basement make-shift theater while Gretchen and Chona watched  TFC in the kitchen.  Rey chip in his great talent in drafting and draw the design in CAD in his spare time at work.  Nilo finished up the plans with some free-hand diagrams. The Buzons met Nilo in Mississauga last week and they went to try the ever-popular Krispy Kreme doughnuts....then they went to church together.  The work will begin when we get the permit to build it..... As Nilo puts it..."we will make building the deck a lot of fun."


Retro Photo

E1 Girls

Ruby Atanacio 
Evelen Alcaraz-Muallil 
Nanette Potato 
Jesie Guevarra-Moran


Help Wanted.....

   As suggested by Perlie and in line with our goal to help our batchmates in our little ways, we present this new section of our website dedicated to helping our batchmates who lost their jobs.  If you are aware of any job placements for them please contact one of us. Thanks.

*** Job Posting ***

From: m_mangay [mailto:mangay@hdec.co.kr]
Sent: Sunday, June 09, 2002 9:31 PM

Subject: additional job postings

Our company is in dire need of the following:
1. Surveyor (4)  SRD: July,2002
2. Concrete Pump Car Operator (4) SRD: July,2002


Our company is in need of the following trades:

1. Heavy Equipment Mechanic
2. Mech QS Engineer
3. Material Affairs Clerk

If some of our batchmates are interested 
or some of their kamag-anaks are qualified, I can help them. Please send your updated CVs to 

The specs for material affairs clerk
1. Must have a total knowledge in construction materials preferably in oil & gas
2. Computer Literate
3. Fully understands the shipping procedures

for the MECH QS ENGR, mostly he work will be on claims against the client so preferably, 
we need experienced persons.

thanks and best regards
Thanks and Regards,

Philip Mangay

If some batchmates or their immediate relatives who are qualified, 
please e-mail Philip at this address: 



Newly Found Buddies

Renato Barredo

A Short Stint in Palau

        Like many of us who dreamed of working abroad to find a better paying job,  Rene (Renato S. Barredo) of IV S Cancer was lucky enough to work in the Republic of Palau as a Risk Appraiser for an insurance company.  Although it was a very short stint for him, it was very profitable. 
         Rene is a city scholar of the University of the City of Manila (Pamantasan) where he finished a Civil Engineering course.  He had worked in various insurance companies in Makati right after graduation.
         Back in high school Rene is one of the Sports Editors of “The Torch” and held the position of Quartermaster of the famous Model Troop 85 of THS Boy Scouts Movement.

         He is now happily married to Mila who is a devoted houswife and has three children namely; Kimberly (12 years old),  Gerald (9) and Giancarlo (3). 
        Number one on Rene’s top priorities right now is to leave for abroad again, this time with his family to follow her sister’s footsteps who has settled already in the  land of milk and honey.
         Somewhere, sometime, someplace you’ll be hearing from Rene again and it will be straight from the horse’s mouth because he is a writer himself.  Who knows it could be in a form of a poem, which is his forte?

- Thanks a lot, Rey Bisda for the write-up and pics -

Renato Barredo

Follow-up on...

Ahmee Fabula-Aquino

As promised, I finally have the time to share a little bit of what has happened to me since...Actually, I don't know where to start- I remember every 3 years noon Cancerian people always have a re-union-iba't ibang lugar medyo lagi pang buo ang group the first few years hanggang sa nahinto na and then for a while wala na kaming communication.  I remember sa bahay pa namin ang last. 

On Migrating and New Life in New Zealand:
Anyway, I heard about migrating to NZ thru a workmate sa MWSS and then nag-try akong mag-apply through points system (General Category) so na-approved naman ako after 5 months of waiting.  So there we go -kasama kong nag-apply yung 1 ko pang ka-officemate sa MWSS.  We migrated here November 1996 and dito ko na rin nakilala yung husband ko na Pinoy rin (which preferred ko talaga na Pinoy rin ang maging asawa).  Although, I was a CPA sa 'Pinas-e hindi ko naman ma-practice dito because I landed to a different job-pero OK na rin for a start but then when I got married and have 2 growing kids no time na para sa akin ang mag-further ng studies to have a good career.  Tama na sa akin ang simple clerical work dahil very demanding ang maging mother role lalo na dito na you do everything dahil walang katulong.  I just leave it to my husband ang kumayod ng husto (ha! ha!) Happy na ako sa ganoong klaseng lifestyle-especially here na very quiet and simple life.

Here's a photo of my kids, their names are Frances Jillian(3 yrs old) & Jeremy Carl (14 months)i did not send a picture of me & my husband (Jack Aquino III) para naman surprise !!! (ha! ha!)


DDI (09) 5719213
FAX (09) 5735559
E-MAIL  amy@rakon.co.nz

Follow-up on .....

Celia Tanafranca Carrillo

On Celia's Family:
My husband's name is Cresencio Carrillo, Jr., whom I met in college at F.E.U..  We both graduated as Summa Cum Laude, joke lang. 
My eldest daughter is Carla Crizelle, senior high school and will be attending University of California in Irvine.  She will take Biological Sciences as her Pre-Med. course. My second daughter is Carmela Cris, she is in 6th grade. And my youngest son is Cresencio III, he is in 4th grade.

I guess, this is all for now, but I'll still keep in touch.  Sayang nga at hindi pa tayo nagkita when you came here last March.  I just live 20 minutes from Felix's place.



Our Heavenly Buddies.....

"about our website, i would suggest that we should also put a corner for our batchmates who already passed away so everybody will also be aware and we can also offer prayers for their souls, what do you think?"  - Philip

In line with Philip's suggestion, we will pay our tribute to our friends who passed away by placing their names permanently in this section of the website.  If you have information on other deceased batchmates, please let us know.

Milagros Bascara Dagal (M2) - (Deceased)
Mila passed away in September, 1998

Cecilia Panganiban (M1) - (Deceased) 
We were informed that Cecille died while giving birth. 

Antonio Caudal (M1)- (Deceased)



Buddy to Buddy
  This section will demonstrate to us the buddy system in our batch.  It is people helping people.  Do you need to find a buddy?  Send your "Buddy to Buddy" request to your geographic contacts.

Please help us find the following buddies:

(Requested by )

Fernando Fernandez
Olivia Olaguera

(Still) Wanted:

Maybelle Limasing, Rogelio Isleta, Bien Cruz, Ester Trilliana, Emma Nicholas, Yolanda Wines, Elena Villalon, Caroline Palero-Torres, Bong Lauza, Nenette Kit Cruz, Antonio Ocampo,  Rainier Virgino, Susan Prado, Mario Mendoza, Benilda Inocencio,  Rodel Lachica, Rioben Guzman, Nora Villanueva, Edgie Endrina, Joseph Carlos, Dario Francisco, Norberto Santiago, Minerva Encarnacion, Anthony Senador, Angel V Salas, Ludwig Bertubin, Nelson Laxa, Patricia Samonte, Anna Marie Buzon, Cecille Bautista, Rosalinda Corpuz, Aristotle Rillon, Danilo Molo, Celia Tanafranca, Silvino Cruz, Nanette Potato, Edwin Enriquez, Marietta Lavapiez, Rizalina Herrera, Rosalinda Siasat, Rossana Ramos, Eurygina Mandanas, Daisy Hilario-Marquez , Lilia Gener, Daisy Soriano, Zaida Tangug

If you have information on them please let one of us know