1. to spend every day together with
our classmates. Those were like our
formative years, years that honed
our skills, strengthened our souls,
and enhanced our personalities in
preparation for the outside world
beyond the walls of the Mendiola
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 l How Golden are Reunions?
2 l From your Alumnae Board
4 l Know your Alumnae Board
5 l News HS-66 Launches Veritas
Project, Tales of Imagination
6 l Alumnae Join Pilgrimage and
8 l My Journey as a Doula
9 l Teresa Torado Hoffman at the
NASA Armstrong Research
Center in California
10| Remembering Thelma …
11 l The JeriCHS and the Mission
16| An Invitation to a Beautiful
Afternoon of Music
17| The CHSM Corp. – Holy Spirit
Alumni Management Corp.
20 l E-mail Connection
22 l Into Eternal Life, Prayer Corner,
together” after 50 years has been quite
appropriately defined as GOLDEN! When
we left school, especially high school, we
were full of hope and anticipation of what
is to come ... apprehensive of our fates and
destinies. We left behind the security of
having our “barkada” around every day,
studying together, partying together, and
getting in trouble together. Those days
were FUN days. 50 years have changed all
of us inevitably and expectedly ... our
looks, our philosophies in life, our
attitudes, and most of all our state in life. A
good majority of us have gotten married,
had children, and now have grandchildren
for whom they do “APO”stolate work. Yes,
a lot have happened to our lives. Some
have had more successes than others, in
business, in their careers, and in their
family lives. But the great and wonderful
thing about reunions is that there is
something concrete and identifiable as the
BOND we all once shared and, I truly
believe, that is what makes reunions
GOLDEN. Golden is pegged for 50, but I
would like to think that every reunion is
GOLDEN, regardless of the year count.
Why? Reminiscing our years together
brings back precious memories that can
never be erased. Being in school forced us
REALLY … How often, over the years, do
we see people, besides family, who were a
major part of our lives? Very rarely do
friends stay in touch after graduation from
high school or university. At the time of
parting, we had mixed emotions. We knew
our life will proceed without the people we
spent nearly all our days with in school.
Though excited about what is about to
unfold in our lives, we were saddened that
the bond we had nurtured carefully with
dear friends will suffer and inevitably be
Then came the reunions. Some people
hate reunions. Lines have found their way
to our previously unblemished faces, and
aches and pains are undeniably present
with constant moans and groans
synchronized with movement. Some are
scared that friendship once shared has
turned to indifference and camaraderie has
dwindled to plain “hi’s” and “hello’s”.
Although the minority might think reunions
are a waste of time, it has been proven and
tested through time (at least, for me) that
reunions have deeper spiritual essence and
How does separation of 50 years affect
people? I do believe that “coming
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FROM YOUR ALUMNAE BOARD
CHS Alumnae Foundation
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
1st VICE PRESIDENT
Teresa G. Soliman
2nd VICE PRESIDENT
Ma. Luz E. Gabriel
Ma. Edwina S. Meily
Clara Jean Fadul-Arce
Ma. Corazon Mendoza-Akol
Remedios S. Dizon
Natalia P. Francisco
Ma. Almira Tolosa-Duremdes
Maria Theresa Abeleda-Llave
Sr. Eden Panganiban, S.Sp.S.
Warmest Greetings from your CHSAF board!
We are very happy and pleased to be at your
service as your board whose functions, among
many other functions, are to promote the
spirit of understanding, unity, mutual concern,
and support among alumnae and to assist the
school in achieving its goal of providing quality
education and meeting its institutional
objectives. When I first joined the CHSAF
board in 2013 we were busy with the
Centennial celebration. I thought that the
board members were there just to plan
homecoming activities and projects and
events and to raise funds. At that time and
when I became a part-time Associate
Professor in CHSM, I heard teachers and
students saying that the college is closing in
2015 and that the campus is open for sale to
interested and able buyers like our
neighboring schools in Mendiola. Everyone
was disappointed and saddened, confused by
the uncertainty of this news which never
After our regular board meeting on April 12,
2014 an emergency meeting was held to
discuss the actual status of CHSM. During that
time, the board was informed that the Holy
Spirit sisters because of their aging and
diminishing population can no longer manage
and administer CHSM. Because there is a
dwindling number of lay people entering
vocation, the sisters need to consolidate their
efforts and resources where they are most
needed, and administering and managing
CHSM is not a priority.
With the solid support of board members, a
core group was formed to look more closely
into the plans and sincere intention of CHSAF
to take over the ownership and
administration of the school as our way of
continuing the school’s legacy and creatively
responding to the call of the Spirit in these
times. A Letter of Intent was submitted to the
S.Sp.S. by the core group and later a proposal.
Message from the President
The core group worked days and nights,
and shed sweat and tears to come up
with a proposal to manage CHSM. After
about 2 years of hard work and
sleepless nights and unending meetings,
the proposal was accepted and a
contract was drawn between the S.Sp.S.
congregation and the CHSAF core group
for the establishment of the Alumni
Management Corporation (AMC).
The AMC will look into factors,
circumstances, and challenges pertaining
to the future of CHSM and work hard to
plan for CHSM to make it a competitive
institution that will imbue students with
Christian values and extend
opportunities for a good Catholic
education to marginal students.
Now we are looking at CHSM under the
management of AMC. The CHSAF board
will work hand in hand with AMC and
give AMC its full support as we look
forward to the next century of our CHSM
history. Let us go beyond our usual
participation in homecomings, bingo
socials, and other activities and look for
more opportunities to help AMC as it
works for the future of CHSM.
I am glad that I am called to participate
during this important time in the history
of our alma mater. Please join all of us in
this opportunity to give back to our
beloved alma mater what we had
received from her. Let us give our time,
treasure, and talent. May our giving and
sharing capacity be enhanced by the
inspiration and courage that the Holy
Spirit continuously showers us with.
3. FROM YOUR ALUMNAE BOARD
I am known among family and
friends as someone who starts,
nurtures, and grows successful
businesses based on gut feel. After
obtaining my BS Architecture degree
from UP Diliman in 1974, I
established various businesses that
are still profitable to date. I ventured
into the IT business. Before my
Imelda Lopez-Santos (HS-69)
retirement, I built Rosemont Gardens, a wedding venue
overlooking Taal Lake. For all these blessings, I pay my dues
to the Lord God by serving as church organist and choir
member. I was the pro bono Project Architect of a crypt and
chapel renovation project which earned millions for our
parish. My ultimate dream is to see my six granddaughters in
their beige and white uniforms at the College of the Holy
Spirit, South of Manila – the future CHS-SOMA.
Ma. Luz E. Gabriel (HS-72/BSC-76)
My nickname is Dolly, and I am
proud to be a CHSian. I come from a
family of CHSians, from the long line
of Gabriels who were students or
teachers/professors in the
elementary, high school, and college
At present, I am with Philippine
Airlines as Manager of Aircraft Lease
Administration/ Corporate Finance.
I handle aircraft acquisition and am part of the aircraft delivery
team. I also handle aircraft lease related matters.
In spite of my busy work schedule, I am active in CHSAF
activities and most always find myself present in homecoming
Now as a board member and an officer of CHSAF, I hope to do
my best and work with CHSAF and all towards achieving the
mission and objectives of my dear alma mater.
Know your CHSAF Alumnae Board
While I represent multinational companies as a member of
their board of directors and as Corporate Secretary, doing
corporate housekeeping for them, I consider myself still a
work in progress. I await the unfolding of what God has in
store for me, hoping to touch as many lives as possible. I am
resilient and do not easily give up. In between work and
family, I set aside time to attend weekly spiritual formation
in my parish and likewise allot a weekly communal prayer for
petitions and prayer requests.
I finished Economics at CHSM. I
credit my values, attributes, and my
identity as a lawyer to my CHS
education. I integrate prayer in
everything I do and seek balance in
my life. I lift up to God my daily
challenges as I was taught to do as
then member of Student Catholic
Action and Vocation Circle during my
Mildred Duero-Romero (BSC-81)
FROM YOUR ALUMNAE BOARD
In late elementary, I had
experiences that would constantly
be my companion in my journey
through life. My struggles then had
a built-in ability to turn on the bulb
of wisdom when I needed it. My
parents were on the verge of
separating, the country was getting
into martial rule, and I was just
about to embrace the advent of
Ma. Edwina S. Meily (HS-79/BSBio-83)
adolescence. It was my first day to enter the Guidance
Center. In an instant, it became my second home. Our
teacher in religion, Sr Mary Stephen,S.Sp.S., who brought
me to the most dreaded place in campus, was the epitome
of kindness, compassion, and care. I heard it in her
voice. She lulled me into peace and calm. The Sisters’
dedication to the Mission is the mark of CHSM. I felt it.
Though it was not the perfect school, the Mission stayed
with me and accompanied me throughout my life’s
4. Know your CHSAF Alumnae Board
I have sat in the board of various
associations and affiliations and decided to sit this year on the
CHSAF board to contribute in whatever way I can to the well-
being of the school that molded me to what I am today.
Ibelong to the closely knit and travel-
happy batch of high school class ’62
and worked in the hotel and travel
industry since graduating from college.
Although semi-retired, I still go to our
family run travel agency business,
Mango Tours and Travel, Inc., located
Natalia P. Francisco (HS-62)
How did one prepare for the
complexities of the outside
world – hippies, LSD, free love –
the environment in San
Francisco in the late ‘60s? With
deep faith, hard work, discipline
and, above all, integrity learned
from home and school.
Remedios S. Dizon (HS-63)
Coming from a Visayan mother
who exemplified drive and hard work, and a Pampango
father blessed with serenity and faith in God’s plan, I
covered the middle ground – calm and out of the
limelight, but with intensity to burn for the right cause.
Most important accomplishment? That is still a work in
FROM YOUR ALUMNAE BOARD
Induction of the new CHSAF Board for 2016-2017. From L-R: Maria Theresa Abeleda-Llave, Imelda Lopez-Santos,
Ma. Luz E. Gabriel, Ma. Edwina S. Meily, Daisy Villasis-Montesa, Natalia P. Francisco, Mildred Duero-Romero, Ma.
Corazon Mendoza-Akol, Gladys Huang-So, Teresa G. Soliman, Corazon Ylagan, Evangelista and Remedios S. Dizon
5. Tales Beyond Imagination, the 2016
Fine Arts Interior Design Graduation
Exhibit Opening on February 28, 2016.
The S.Sp.S. nuns led by Provincial Leader Sr.
Carmelita Victoria, S.Sp.S. came in full support
of the project. CHSM President Dr. Jesusa
Marco and Exhibit Adviser Ms. Rosalie Cheng
led the school delegation that attended the
The Fine Arts Interior Design 2016 graduating
class renovated the 4 pre-school areas of the
Hospicio de San Jose, a Catholic welfare
institution that takes care of Manila’s “poor
and unwanted children”, the physically and
mentally handicapped, and aging people.
The VERITAS Project, the Legacy Gift of
CHS HS Class’66, was launched on
Homecoming Day in February 2016.
VERITAS, which stands for Values
Education Renewal…Inspiring Truth,
Awakening Spirituality, is a unified five-
year program of values formation for
teachers of Holy Spirit Schools
anchored on Trinitarian Spirituality.
The class was inspired by the GIFT OF
VALUES as their way of sharing the
blessings of their CHS education with
future generations of Holy Spirit
By reaching out to teachers as
instruments of the gift, the VERITAS
Project seeks to multiply the benefits of
values-education a hundred fold. The
values that the teachers will impart to
their students will last beyond the life
of the Holy Spirit schools as institutions.
It will be a GIFT THAT CONTINUES TO
A VERITAS Fund has been set up by
Class ‘66 to support the project. The
Fund will support the fees of experts
in values-based curriculum design
and assessment, the development of
instructional materials, and teacher’s
training in the use and application of
these tools. Class ’66 continues to
raise funds to enable the project to
fully realize its objectives over a five-
year period. An impact assessment of
the Project will be done in 2021 to
validate the results. We hope that the
rest of the alumnae can join us in
making this project truly a gift that
continues to give.
For detailed information on the
VERITAS Project, and how you can be
involved, email Carol de los Santos-
Guina (HS Class ‘66) at
Specifically, the Project will promote
the renewal of values education as
the centerpiece of faculty
development in Holy Spirit Schools. It
will focus on the development of
teachers as (i) an individual; (ii) a
professional; and (iii) as a Christian.
HS Class ’66 is partnering with six
Holy Spirit Schools in the design and
implementation of the Program,
namely – College of the Holy Spirit,
Manila; School of the Holy Spirit, BF
Quezon City; Holy Spirit School,
Cubao, Quezon City; College of the
Holy Spirit, Tarlac; Holy Spirit
Academy, Irosin; and Holy Spirit
Academy, Malolos, Bulacan. Following
the bottoms-up approach, two
workshops have been held so far with
the Principals and Formation
Coordinators of these schools to
formulate jointly the approach and
design of the VERITAS Project.
HS Class ’66 Launches VERITAS PROJECT as its LEGACY GIFT
A GIFT THAT CONTINUES TO GIVE
By Irene Yatco (HS-66)
6. Sacdalan (HS-63/ABC- HS-63/ABC-68), Med de Jesus
(BSC-67), Yola Manding-Albano (HS-68), Deanna Go Bio
The group visited the following churches in Laguna - St.
Anthony de Padua in Pila, Our Lady of Guadalupe in
Lumban, St John the Baptist in Liliw; and, in Batangas,
the St. Padre Pio Shrine. This was followed by a full day
of spiritual renewal with Fr. Dennis Paez, SDB, at the St.
Scholastica’s Center for Spirituality in Tagaytay. On the
way back to Manila, the group passed by the Pink
Sisters Convent and the Good Shepherd Bahay
Since no trip with ladies is complete without some
bonding and shopping, these were squeezed on the bus
rides, at lunch at Arabiata and shopping in Liliw, and
more shopping in Tagaytay before heading back to the
city. Everyone went home spiritually refreshed.
Alumnae Join Pilgrimage and Spiritual Retreat
n February 9-11, 2016, 27 ladies joined the JeriCHS-
organized Pilgrimage and Spiritual Retreat through the
provinces of Laguna and Batangas.
The alumnae who joined the trip were: Teah Go Bio-Ang (AB-
BSC-70), Chickie Alvir (HS-58/BS Chem-63), Boo Santos-
Bonifacio (HS-57), Nani Santos (HS-57/BSC-61), Lulu Maceda-
de los Santos (HS-65), Rosalou Soriano-Lamson (HS-65),
Marilyn Dijamco (HS-68), Guia Tanchoco-Goduco (HS-55/BSC-
59), Benjo Macaso (BSChem-63), Patsy Alvir de Leon (HS-
55/BSC-59), Leonora Mopas (AB-66), Thelma Exconde-Gana
(HS-57), Ditas Lerma (HS-56), Kalyn Manzano (HS-79), Viqui del
Rosario (HS-77), Loyda Rimando-Deang (HS-61/BSC-65), Bernie
Lazaro (HS-63/BS-Chem-68) and Mommy Lazaro, and Gina T.
Lee. JeriCHS who also took the trip were: Tita Martinez-Sicat
(HS-55/CSS-56), Tita Dizon (HS-63), Cynthia Lorenzo-Picazo
(HS-61/BSC-65), Corit Fernandez-Noble (HS-65/BSC-69) and
husband / JeriCHS president Oscar Noble, Rebecca 'Baby"
“Renew the spirit … refresh the soul… nourish the body!”
By: Viqui Torres-del Rosario (HS-77)
7. …Continued from page 1
HOW GOLDEN ARE REUNIONS?
Coming together at our old school,
walking the grounds where we used
to play, seeing the classrooms where
we perspired during recitations and
exams, and meeting our former
teachers again most certainly bring
back fond memories and an
unexplainable heartwarming feeling
of “being home” again.
We have had other reunions in the
past, Ruby, 40th; Sapphire, 45th; but
this time around, it is our Golden,
50th. Kudos to our CHS Class ’66
organizing committee, which did an
excellent job of rounding up our
class for a record attendance of
Golden Jubilarians. The Core group
did everything in their power to find
all of us, and was able to round up
the most number of “balikbayans”
(46) to attend a Golden Jubilee. This
number was matched by the locals,
also 46. Not only did the locals find
the attendees, they took care of
them from arrival to departure.
Anticipating the difficulty of finding
accommodations and rides to and
from the events, the hospitality
committee worked extra hard to
manage the “sunduan” in spite of
the well-known Manila traffic. The
balikbayans felt like “Donyas”
getting full service for the
celebrations. A big, big Thank You to
After a two-week long celebration of
our Golden Jubilee, my life has been
touched in a very special way. I am
sure I can speak for the rest of our class
when I say that each and every minute
spent preparing for this occasion, by the
organizers or the attendees, beyond the
shadow of a doubt, has been worth its
weight in GOLD. The sleepless nights
spent by the organizers and the worry
and stress of traveling for the balikbayans
were not in vain. Everything was simply
PERFECT. The parties, the dinners – the
homecoming – were simply awesome.
Every event was executed without a hitch.
The most important thing we should
remember is that our school has
successfully taught all of us how to love
and respect each other, more so, how to
inspire and encourage one another, and
how to be there for each other, no matter
what. For that, we say “Thank You,
College of the Holy Spirit.” The days we
spent together were purely moments of
FUN, Merriment, Laughter, and Caring,
which were reminiscent of our high
school days. Even if 50 years have done
tricks to our memory, from the first
greeting to the storytelling, we were all
brought back to the joys of our school days
when we were totally carefree.
From many groups and barkadas we had
back in the '60s, the reunion brought us all
back into one solid group of Golden Agers,
most enjoying retirement and
‘grandma’ship, some still very active as
doctors and career women, some having
chosen to keep their last names (like me)
and, I venture to say, ALL enjoying and
loving their families, no matter where in
the world they have made their homes. The
happiness and the excitement we all
enjoyed during our Golden Jubilee could
hardly be contained, and the memories,
precious and lasting as they are, will
definitely have a special place in our hearts.
Besides, we all have our wonderful
souvenir book, which we could always refer
to, to find anyone in our class.
Till our next reunion – CHS Class '66
– You are all super-WONDERFUL.
Thank God for all of you! Stay
happy, and thank you for the
By: Irene Yatco (HS-66)
Publisher and Editor-in-chief
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
8. My Journey as a Birth Doula
am a full-fledged product of the
S.Sp.S. schools. I completed grade
school and high school in these schools,
and graduated from CHSM in AB
Psychology and BSC Marketing in 1989.
After graduation, I worked for a
multinational company with Purchasing
and later on with Human Resources.
When I got married and was expecting
our first baby, my husband convinced
me to attend a Lamaze class to help us
prepare for our child’s birth. This was
also a requirement for my husband to
be with me in labor and witness the
birth of our child, which is what he
wanted. I agreed to take the class to
find out how it can help me lessen my
fears. To make a long story short, I had
a very powerful and beautiful birthing
experience. Giving birth transformed
me and allowed me to discover my
innate capacity to birth my child. The
continuous support and love that my
husband gave me during my
pregnancy, labor, and delivery helped
me to feel safe and to go for the goal.
Because of this positive experience, we
decided to do this for all our five
children. An empowered birth flowed
to our being empowered parents. After
23 years of married life, we would
always attribute the labors and births
we had together as one of the
foundations of our life as a couple and
Because of this transformative
experience, I decided to pay it forward
I and to tell my story to my friends.
After a long period of discernment
wherein I prayed for a job closest
to my heart, I studied and got
certified as a Birth Doula. A doula is
a professionally trained person
who draws on her knowledge and
experience of childbirth. She
provides physical, emotional, and
informational support to expectant
mothers in pregnancy, labor, birth,
and immediate postpartum.
After my studies, my husband and I
started giving childbirth
preparation classes to prepare
expectant couples not only for the
birth of their children, but for their
birth as parents. I opened myself
to where God will lead me in my
desire to help women and their
partners experience joy and
fulfillment in giving birth. For more
than three years now, as a doula, I
have experienced supporting and
accompanying women in both
unmedicated and medicated births.
Studies have shown that women
are less likely to end up in
medicated births when they have a
doula in labor and birth. But above
all, having a doula helps women
and their partners have a beautiful,
empowered, and dignified birthing
experience no matter what the
outcome is. As advocates for
positive and empowered birthing,
Manny and I believe that a child’s womb and
birth experience creates a permanent imprint
on who the child will be in the future. If we
want a society of positive people, we should
start during pregnancy and birth. It is our desire
as a couple to contribute in our own little way
to change the prevailing culture of traumatic
births into a culture of positive and empowered
births so that our vision of “transforming the
world one birth at a time” can come true.
Doula support in labor BBW Class 33, February 20,2016
Lauren and Ted’s birthing experience
Marla with dual support
By: Betty Lugay-San Luis (AB/BSC-89)
9. Teresa Torrado Hoffman at NASA Armstrong
Research Center in California (AFRC)
By: Ma. Teresa Torrado-Hoffman
hen I was at CHS in the mid
1960s completing a B.S. Physics
degree, I had no idea I would end up
working for NASA Armstrong
Research Center in California (AFRC).
Looking back, I see the incredible
twists and turns leading to the road
where I am now.
Since my father who inspired me to
pursue a career in science was a
college instructor, I thought I would
follow in his footsteps. Upon
graduation from CHS, I did some
teaching while pursuing an M.S.
degree. A Fulbright Hays scholarship
brought me to the Physics
Department of Penn State University
(PSU), where I pursued a doctorate in
Physics while serving as a graduate
teaching assistant. My marriage to
Wes Hoffman, another graduate
student, and the eventual birth of my
first baby led to a decision to put my
studies on hold. After my husband
completed his Ph.D., we moved to
Southern California where his job was
located, and I ended up teaching at a
local community college.
In the early ‘80s, when my husband
participated in a foreign research
exchange program, my family moved
to France and lived there for about
two years. Upon our return to our
home in California, and with all our
children in school, I was ready to
pursue my dream of doing physics
research. Following a series of part-
time jobs, I eventually found myself at
NASA AFRC located at Edwards,
California. Armstrong is NASA's
premier installation for atmospheric
flight research and operations and
plays a vital role in carrying out the
Agency's missions of space
exploration, space operations,
scientific discovery, and aeronautical
research and development, with
emphasis on the last. I was strongly
recommended by a former employee
Instead of Physics research, my NASA
job was in Information Technology
(IT), a different field from Physics. I
was hired on the basis of my
excellent education and multi-faceted
experiences which proved that I was a
quick learner. At CHS, I was trained to
be a focused and disciplined problem
solver. I took some formal training,
but most of my expertise was gained
on the job.
In my 15 years at NASA AFRC, I have
worn many IT hats such as
application developer, software
developer, computer engineer, and
project lead. The mission of my
organization is to increase the
productivity of scientists, engineers,
and mission support personnel by
responsively and efficiently delivering
reliable, innovative, and secure IT
services. It has been said that without
IT, the research wouldn’t run. I find
fulfillment in being a small part of the
research heart and soul of NASA
AFRC. As a bonus, I had witnessed
several shuttle landings and had
shaken hands with astronauts. Now
that the shuttle program has been
shut down, there are new areas of
flight research to pursue.
Tess checks out instrumentation
of the modified Boeing 747 used
as Space Shuttle Carrier Aircraft
(SCA)while parked at NASA
Armstrong. The SCAs were used
to ferry space shuttle orbiters
from landing sites back to the
launch complex at the Kennedy
At very front are granddaughters, Eloise and Eva, next
row, left to right are Teresa, husband Wes Sr.,
daughters Jen and Kristy, Son-in-law, Diego holding
youngest granddaughter Eden, Son Wes II and son's
Besides my job at NASA, I am blessed with a
loving husband, three children, and three
granddaughters. I enjoy get-togethers with
family and friends. When the opportunity arises,
I love to travel to places far and near with my
husband and family. I am grateful to God for
everything that contributed to who I am and
where I am. That includes my CHS education!
Tess touches the "belly" of the Discovery Shuttle as
it is being prepared for its return trip to Florida.
Space Shuttle Discovery landed in the Mojave
Desert on September 11, 2009 at the NASA Dryden
Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base
near Mojave, California. The STS-128 was prevented
from landing at the preferred site at the Kennedy
Space Center by deteriorating weather on the east
coast of Florida.
10. I got a beautiful and upbeat email
message from Thelma Medida (AB/BSC-
71) ten months ago ... I did not hear
from her again, and I was remiss in not
even asking how she was doing all these
months. Now, Thelma is beyond, and all
we have of her are the memories of the
times she was one of us in the New York
How we met and reconnected
It must have been the late ‘80s or the
early ‘90s. I was living then at Water
Street off Wall St in downtown
Manhattan. It was lunch time, and I
was running errands. As I reached the
corner of Water and Pine streets, I
bumped into Thelma, and both of us
were gladdened by that instant
recognition of each other!
After the usual updating, on her, more
than on myself as I was doing all the
asking, I asked her what brought her to
She said she had just come from church,
Our Lady Of Victory, two blocks behind
where we stood, especially to pray for a
good immigration lawyer to help her
brother Manny sort out a few
immigration questions for himself and
When I finally had the chance to tell her
more about myself, the first
update I gave her was that I was
married to an American immigration
We immediately felt the Holy Spirit
upon us then! And to make that story
short and complete, Thelma's brother is
now a US citizen.
Thelma and I were actively engaged
with each other even while we were
at Mendiola. She was one year
behind me in the ABCommerce
program, and there were plenty of
opportunities to work together as
commerce students. So it was very
much into the groove to be in touch
now that we had found each other
anew in New York.
Thelma had a younger sister whose
life turned into one big challenge
with Multiple Sclerosis. Thelma
continued to ask for prayers for this
sister, who is now there at Heaven's
gate to welcome her. The last time I
had time with Thelma's family was at
the demise of her Father who lived a
full life into his 90s.
Thelma supported alumnae group
activities including the Simbang Gabi
sa Konsulado which our alumnae
association continues to be actively
Quietly, she helped contact other
commerce graduates when we put
up this Commerce Workshop yahoo
group, even helping with an article
about her batch which Sally
Munsayac Bulatao penned as we
completed the series, “Where Are
I was also happy to note how she
used our Commerce Workshop forum
to express her views and share these
views with us in the yahoo group.
When she emailed me asking for
prayers upon diagnosis of breast
cancer, her emails edified me with
the strong faith upon which she
stood, trusting in the Lord and
confident she was going to rise
above this Big C that visited her.
I bid you farewell, Thelma. Thank
you for putting your sisters Chona
Medida-Chin and Maritess Medida-
Williams in the loop. Most
especially, thank you for your
testimony of life in faith, with faith,
and through faith. It is the year of
mercy. The Lord has asked you to
join Him to actively intercede for all
who need to see His Mercy
demonstrated in our earthly
life. We trust that, as a commerce
graduate, especially one who was
strongly edified by Sister Clarette,
you will more than exceed
expectations as you help us journey
through life, covered by Divine
Thelma Medida (AB/BSC-71)
“… thank you for your
testimony of life in faith,
with faith, and through faith.”
By: Ilo Echevarria-Wallenstein (HS-65/BSC-69)
11. At the 1st seminar on ‘Roles and Responsibilities…’
At the third seminar on ‘Good Manners….’ Which doubled as our
Christmas party complete with food, games and prizes.
The JeriCHS and
By Deanna Go Bio AB/BSC’59
Caught in the fever of the CHSM Centennial
celebrations, the NorthEast Chapter of CHS North
America Foundation, Inc. organized a pilgrimage to the
Holy Land with Fr. Jerry Orbos, SVD. In March 2013, a
group of 11 alumnae – Leonora A. Basilio and husband.
Corit F. Noble and husband, Yola M. Albano and
husband, Rebecca Sacdalan, Sokit de Castro-Landsberg,
Med de Jesus, Tita Dizon, Cynthia L. Picazo, Teresa M.
Sicat, Christina M. del Rosario, and Deanna Go Bio took
off for the “land where Jesus walked.”
And indeed we walked – for 10 days on sacred grounds.
Together we experienced the joy of Bethlehem, the
wonder of Cana, and the peace at the River Jordan. We
were with the crowd listening to Jesus preach his
sermon on the mount. We shared tears of sorrow at
Gethsemani and the Via Dolorosa and tears of joy at the
risen Christ at the Church of the Ascension. Ten days of
walking and praying, crying and laughing together tied
us in a love bond that has sustained us to this day and
move us as one to pursue “a mission.”
Thus was born the the JeriCHS – named as a tribute to
our pilgrim chaplain, Fr. Jeri and to us, products of CHS.
These 11 alumnae (and 3 husbands) form the nucleus of
Spiritual exercises and travel filled the calendar from
2013 to 2015. Funds raised from these projects were
donated to CHSNAF for CHSM’s projects. Meanwhile,
the group resolved to define our “mission.”
By December 2014, we found our “mission” – the CHSM
scholars – by conducting a series of Talakayan or
JeriCHS-Talk as their extracurricular training.
In June 2015, Nilda Tempongco, a non-alumna pilgrim,
expounding on the Roles and Responsibilities in a
Scholarship Program – those of the scholar, the parents
and the school. The resultant feedback was extremely
positive and filled with requests for more talks.
The next JeriCHS Talk focused on Social Graces and
Proper Comportment. The scholars, now in impending
adulthood, teeter from a lack of exposure and
experience. Cynthia Picazo volunteered to talk on
At the 2nd seminar on ‘Social Graces…’ Photo includes scholars and
Many of the JeriCHS are based or are partially-based in the US. So
we’ve come up with location-based nicknames like “taga-bayan,
balik-bayan, wala-sa-bayan, or taga-bayan-ng-Mindanao,” etc.
Those who happen to be in town take part in planning and
execution of projects. Serious discussions are always interspersed
with fun, camaraderie, and shopping.
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12. personality development – fundamentals of proper
grooming, appropriate dress, attitude and behavior –
factors in developing personal style and confidence.
Because of the clamor for more talks, Good Manners and
Table Etiquette followed in December 2015, conducted by
a professional consultant. The presentation and advice
from Ernie Albano that lessons like this will impact the
students’ confidence in the working world, were followed
by Q&A, a demonstration, and role-playing among the
students and their parents.
The 4th session in February was again conducted by our
adopted alumna Nilda Tempongco. This session centered
on the students building self-esteem – in a “hawak kamay”
manner with their parents. Oskie Noble emphasized that
the students’ interests, including the careers they want to
pursue, must be considered and not just what the parents
want. The dreams of their children are just as important as
theirs. Med gifted them with rosaries while Deanna
By adopting the scholars and giving them mini lectures on
practical topics, the JeriCHS hope to open up the
opportunity to engage with them and their parents and
gain an insight into their family values, as well as assess
their readiness to enter the workforce.
Because the success of any mission relies not only on the
attention and dedication given but also on the financial
support poured into the effort, we have not ceased to find
ways to raise money for these Talakayans.
The ‘Nasa-Bayan’ JeriCHS pose to savor the success of
the past 4 Talakayans. More are planned for next school
year. Alumnae with talent and time to share are
welcome to plan with us.
Nida on building
Med gives advice
Oskie has the
…Continued from page 11
The JeriCHS and their Mission
CHSAF MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL FORM
I would like to renew my active membership in the CHS Alumnae
Foundation. Enclosed is my payment (cash/check) as follows:
_______ Php500.00/US$12.00 (One-year membership)
_______ Php1,000.00/US$24.00 (Two-year membership)
Tel. No. _______________________________________
E-Mail Address: __________________________________
Note: Pls. make your checks payable to: CHS ALUMNAE FOUNDATION,
INC. and mail c/o The Alumnae Office, 163 E. Mendiola, Manila.
Please be reminded that Lifetime or Perpetual Membership has been
cancelled since the mid-2000s. Our membership dues help sustain the
CHSAF office operations and projects. Thank you.
13. AB/BSC-68 classmates got together with balikbayan guests
at the new condo unit of Percy and Cecile Mijares last Feb
28. Standing (l-r) are: Litz Woo-de Guzman, Chit Kanapi-
Cabrejas, Cecile V. Manalac, and Zeny S. Zamora (AB/SS-
67); seated, are: Yola Arce-Pilar, Cecile La Torre-Mijares,
Larpi Vinluan-Felix, and Agnes Santiago-Gutierrez.
Some members of the CHS High School 56 took time to have a picture taken. Seated
at extreme left is Gino Eloriaga special guest, Nenita Lee Tan, Erlinda Estrella
Apolinar, Amelia Castillo Bulmer, Teresa Guerrero Nuñez, Elenida Reyes Gonzales,
Lutgarda Zamora Lerma, Zenaida Zita Reichert. Standing are Julieta Ventura Esguera,
Cristina Novenario Eloriaga, Belinda Olivarez Cunanan, Mary Jane Crisanto Ortega,
Dolly Dee Crisostomo, Zenaida Manucat Garcia, Raquel Mariano Panganiban, Marilou
Nieva Rodriguez, Consuelo Apostol Regino, Cecilia Javelosa Odulio, Daria Gonzales
Gonzaga, Norma Cabatingan Ganzon and Indra Sehwani Mirchandani.
16. An Invitation to a Beautiful Afternoon of Music
Dear HGC/CHS Alumna,
You are cordially invited to attend the Raul Sunico Concert to be held
on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. at the CHSM auditorium.
The College of the Holy Spirit Alumnae Foundation (CHSAF) jointly presents with
the San Lorenzo Ruiz (SLR) Global Ministry for OFWs and Filipino Migrants a
benefit concert, "Melodies and Memories," featuring the well-renowned and
multi-awarded pianist, Raul Sunico, with guest performers, New York- based
Filipino tenor, Rogelio Peñaverde, Jr, and the renowned choral group,
Ambassadors of Light.
The concert will be held on Sunday, April 17, 2016, 5:00 pm at the College of the
Holy Spirit, Manila Paraclete Auditorium. Tickets are available from your class
representatives and/or from the CHSAF office (call Tel. No. 735-5986; or send
an email to email@example.com). We encourage you to support this
concert for the benefit of the CHSAF scholars and the SLR major projects.
Ticket prices are P5,000; P3000; P1500, and P500. Sponsorship packages are
also available at the following levels: Presentor: P150,000; Major: P50,000;
Minor: P20,000; Donor: P10,000.
Tickets can be picked up in the CHSAF office or:
If you are living or working along or near EDSA in QC and Mandaluyong tickets
can be delivered upon arrangement with Tita Dizon (HS-63); call/text her
You can email your name/s for reservation of tickets which can be claimed on
the concert date at the registration table. Reserved tickets must be paid
on/before April 14, 2016.
You can pay in cash or check at the CHSAF office or deposit your payment to
the CHS Alumnae Foundation, Inc. account at any BPI branch. Bank details:
Account Name: CHS Alumnae Foundation, Inc. / Current Account No. 2261
Deposit slip/s must be scanned and emailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org on/before April 14,2016. Checks should be
paid to CHS Alumnae Foundation, Inc. No erasures and mistakes on the
We are appealing to your generosity. Please support this project. You can help
by buying and selling tickets, and getting sponsors.
We know you will love coming home to CHS Mendiola for a nostalgic afternoon,
enjoying the concert in our auditorium with classmates and friends just as you
did in the past during your school days. We are looking forward to welcoming
Daisy Villasis-Montesa (HS-68/BSChem-73)
President, CHSAF Board 2016-2017
FROM YOUR ALUMNAE BOARD
17. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The CHSM Corporation – Holy Spirit
Alumni Management Corporation Partnership
Background: In March 2014, the CHS Alumnae Foundation (CHSAF) Board was informed by
the Provincial Leadership Team (PLT) of the S.Sp.S. congregation that the Sisters had decided
to disengage from College of the Holy Spirit Manila (CHSM). This meant that the school could
be closed and sold. The CHSAF Board unanimously agreed to exert all efforts to save the
Q: Why did the S.Sp.S. congregation decide to close and sell CHSM at that time?
A: Lay people entering vocation has dwindled to the point that there are no more Sisters who can run the
school. The S.Sp.S. community has also chosen to realign its own vision and mission.
Q: In what way did the S.Sp.S. congregation and the alumnae become partners?
A: The CHSAF Board passed a resolution authorizing 10 alumnae to form the Alumnae Core Group (ACG).
These alumnae were Yolanda Manding–Albano (HS’68), Atty. Antonietta Articona-Brion (BS Chem’67),
Angeles Madrid (HS’72, BSC’76), Grace Songcuya-Mascenon (HS’73, BSFN’77), Guillermina Ong (HS’68,
BSC’72), Carmen Dayrit-Padilla (HS’60), Cynthia Lorenzo–Picazo (HS’61, BSC’65), Lorraine Young-Sylianteng
(HS’73), Deanna Go Bio (AB’58, BSC’59), and Maria Theresa Abeleda-Llave (HS’73). The ACG’s purpose was
to prepare an operational plan and a business plan for submission to the PLT and to negotiate with the PLT.
Q: When was the partnership formed?
A: In September 2015, the PLT upon the approval of the Congregational Leadership Team (CLT) in Rome
agreed to collaborate with the alumnae through a management contract. Terms and conditions of the
contract were negotiated and finalized in December 2015 and submitted to the CLT. In January 2016, the
CLT approved the terms and conditions of the contract which will take effect in May 2016 and cover a
period of 5 years.
Q: Who will own the school?
A: CHSM will still be owned by CHSM Corporation, a non-stock, non-profit corporation fully owned by the
S.Sp.S. Sisters. CHSM Corporation is headed by its Board of Trustees (BOT), the members of which are
mostly the Sisters. The land on which CHSM sits will remain the property of the congregation.
Q: What is the structure by which the alumnae will take over management of CHSM?
A: In a special CHSAF Board meeting held on September 26, 2015, the CHSAF Board passed a resolution
authorizing the ACG to form the Holy Spirit Alumni Management Corporation (HSAMC), a corporation that
will enter into a management contract with CHSM Corporation. It is the intention of the Sisters that at the
end of the 5 year management contract, the alumnae would have a non-stock non-profit corporation to
which the school can be completely turned over.
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18. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The CHS Corp – HSAMC partnership
Q: What is the relationship of the CHSAF with the HSAMC? Does CHSAF have control over the HSAMC?
A: There is no relationship between CHSAF and HSAMC.
CHSAF's role was simply to facilitate the continuation of the CHSM education mission. HSAMC is an
independent corporation. CHSAF will not be involved in any way in the school’s management.
Q: What is the nature of HSAMC?
A: HSAMC is a vehicle for the alumnae to manage CHSM at this time and is not expected to make a profit.
The alumnae corporation will receive only a management fee which is taxable. The management fee will be
used to cover the expenses of operating the corporation office.
Q: Who will run the school?
A: The CHSM President will run the day-today operations of the school.
Q: What about profits from the school operation?
A: All profits from the school operation will go to the coffers of CHSM to be used for facilities upgrade,
faculty development, etc. These profits will not go to the HSAMC.
Q: What about donations to CHSM?
A: All donations to the school must be addressed to the CHSM President and deposited directly to the
CHSM account which the Sisters will continue to maintain. HSAMC is not authorized to accept donations.
Donations for scholarships may be coursed to the CHSAF.
Q: What will happen to the Sisters?
A: While the sisters will not be directly involved in the school management, some of them have been
assigned by the PLT to continue to serve in CHSM.
Q: Will future alumnae activities and events still be allowed in the school?
A: All future alumnae activities and events will still be allowed and encouraged in the school.
Q: How can alumni/alumnae help in the revival of the school?
A: • Market CHSM
• Invite “qualified personnel” to apply at CHSM
• Sponsor a scholar
• Volunteer to mentor and teach at our Center for Continuing Education which will be
officially launched in June 2016.
Q: How important are the next 5 years?
A: The next 5 years are crucial to the sustainability of the school. In light of the K-12 implementation, there
will be challenges facing CHSM so the help of all alumnae is paramount.
Q: Will the members of Holy Spirit Alumni Management Corporation (HSAMC) receive compensation?
A: The members of HSAMC will not receive compensation unless they are hired to serve in the management
team of the CHSM President.
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20. Our E-mail Connection
(Ed.’s Note — This section contains
messages/information received through our
e-mail address: email@example.com )
Following are feedback from our
announcement that Sister Esther Maria,
former dean of the Fine Arts department at
CHS Mendiola, has passed away last
Remembering Sister Esther Maria, S.Sp.S.
From: Athena Magcase-Lopez (BFA-72),
New Jersey, USA, Jan. 04/16:
My heart is sore. Sister Esther Maria has
always been in my thoughts and prayers
after her cancer diagnosis.
She was a good friend, a classmate, and a
mentor. During my absence at the
opening reception of the CHS High Spirit
Art Exhibit at the CCP in Feb 2013, she
posed in front of my Magic Jeepney art
display to show me that she was there in
appreciation of what I have become as an
artist. May she rest in peace.
From: Rita Borja-Bundalian (BFA-86),
Quezon City, Jan. 4/16:
Kindly allow me to share my recollections
about Sr. Esther as my special way of
giving tribute to her. …
Sr. Esther was our Dean in the Fine Arts
Department … She was an engineer, a
chemist, an architect, an artist, a
photographer. She was also a musician and
she loved singing, too. What a gem!
Multiple intelligence indeed!
I will always remember her, for she
supported and pushed me to realize my
utmost potentials; to go out of my comfort
zone and explore greater heights. She
tapped my writing skills by giving me
interview assignments to cover Ray
Albano, Director of the Cultural Center of
the Philippines, and Dr. Rod Paras-Perez,
the country's foremost art historian,
printmaker, and art critic. That was my
baptism of fire as a features writer for the
Fine Arts magazine. I must say, I bloomed
during college. The once shy and soft-
spoken girl from Malabon discovered her
love and vocation for teaching. After my
college graduation, at 20 years old, I
became part of the CHS Fine Arts faculty;
I taught Art History and Textile/Fashion
Design for three years. Thanks to Sr.
Esther for believing in me.
Sr. Esther was very candid and frank; fun
to be with; but she could be strict and
meticulous with her craft, too. I will
always remember the time when we had
to do a night shot while stationed in the
middle of the foot bridge of Quiapo; we
had to walk the muddy streets of R.
Hidalgo St. with our heavy tripods and
SLR cameras at 10:00 p.m. just to get
that perfect shot of the Quiapo night
Sr. Esther encouraged me to take up my
masteral studies at the State University.
Really, she was passionate about
learning, about education. She even
offered to give me a scholarship at the
University of Michigan to study
Computer Graphics which was a new
I will always cherish the times when I
visited her at the Holy Spirit Convent in
Ambuklao Road, in Baguio. Oh, she was
very happy to see my then little boy in
tow. She would pick him up in her loving
arms and she'd give him "angel cookies"
baked by the S.Sp.S. nuns. She was also
instrumental in my meeting the man of
my life, my husband now. Imagine her
bright smile whenever she would see me
and my husband.
Sr. Esther was not only our dean and
teacher, she was a very dear friend, a
loving mother to most people. My
family's best friend. Farewell Sr. Esther.
You know in your heart how much I love
you. Thank you for the many years you
gave yourself to service, for dedicating
your life to inspire. Rest now my dear Sr.
Esther. Fly now to where there is no
more pain. Sleep my beloved Sr. Esther,
in the loving arms of our Father in
From: Christine U. Alba (BFA-93),
Cainta, Rizal, Jan. 04/16:
My condolences. My prayers for her
and her family. We, Fine Arts students,
really missed her very much when she
left Holy Spirit, Mendiola. I am now
here in Canada. When I went for a
vacation in Manila last 2013, I had
lunch with Ms. Oca and Ms. Bondoc
and I did ask… “How's Sister Esther
doing?” If I had more time I could have
visited her. I love my teachers and our
Dean of College, Sister Esther. I always
visit Holy Spirit and say hello to my
teachers whenever I am in Manila. … I
am proud of our Fine Arts Department
because Sister Esther was proud and
supportive not only of the faculty but
also of the students. We love you Sister
From: Myrna Mariano-Almendral (HS-
67/BFA-71), San Bruno, California, Jan.
I am deeply saddened by Sr. Esther
Maria’s passing. I graduated from CHS,
BFA-71. She was my classmate, mentor,
and a great friend. She was like a
guardian angel who watched over
me. As a classmate, she gave me moral
support to face some challenges I
experienced during my college days. I
also remember the long talks we had,
the encouragement she gave me,
reminding me that God is always there
for me and to believe in myself and my
talent. We laughed, we talked about
serious matters, we bantered, and she
gave me very valuable advice, which
helped me develop certain values as a
person in matters of choosing my
friends, trusting, and staying focused.
She taught me to always focus on what
After college, my family moved to
Chicago. I never visited CHS after
college; so, I really lost touch with
her. Around 1986, it was the most
pleasant surprise when I got a call from
her. A funny thing happened. When
she introduced herself on the phone,
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21. Our E-mail Connection
read about events that my fellow
CHSians organize. My only regret is that I
am still a "fresh grad" in a way, and I
don't earn that much yet. I cannot
attend Bingo Socials and Homecomings
because I cannot afford them yet. But, I
am looking forward to being an active
alumna in the future. I will forever be a
part of the College of the Holy Spirit, and
She will forever hold a special place in
God bless us all! CHSM Ablaze!
From: Merle A. Arizala (BSHE-64),
Angat, Bulacan, Feb. 11/16:
Yes, this is really our fitting moment to
sing the Magnificat and to pay tribute to
the school for having formed responsible
May the school continue its mission of
educating responsible Christians attuned
to the Holy Spirit and to the signs of the
My best wishes to the new
Be part of our E-Mail Connection… send
your comments, news, messages from/to
classmates and teachers to
…Continued from page 20
OUR E-MAIL CONNECTION
I thought someone was playing a
prank on me. I ended the call. Then, she
called back again and started giving me
information about her that, at that point,
convinced me it was truly her. We got a
good chuckle out of that incident.
I went to pick her up from where she was
staying to spend time with her, and I took
her around Chicago. We spent the whole
day together. It was the most wonderful
time, that special time spent together by
good friends. What touched me the most
was when she said that she wanted to
know how my experience in college
affected my life. Her concern was
touching and very sincere. I told her that
it was character building, that I learned to
be strong in adversity, that it helped me
to form good friendships and to apply my
talent well. It was touching, because after
all the years that had passed, she still
found it in her heart to care so much as to
talk to me, to make sure I was okay. I will
never forget how deeply she cared.
Sr. Esther Maria was deeply caring,
sincere, genuine, talented, funny, an
open-minded conversationalist, a fountain
of wisdom who gave the best advice, a
guardian angel, an intelligent and great
friend and mentor; she was witty and
encouraged you to do the best that you
could do and to be the best person that
you could be.
I feel that we are all fortunate that she
was a part of our lives. … She enriched my
life and for that I am very grateful to her. I
will keep her in a very special place in my
heart and in my thoughts and prayers.
Feedback from other Broadcasts:
From: Jillian Marie C. Brodit (BSMT-14),
Quezon City, Metro Manila, January
Dear CHSAF Broadcast Family,
Greetings in the Triune God! And a Happy
New Year as well!
Thank you so much for sending issues of
WE, the Alumnae to my email. I have
received the online publication/magazine
consistently since I graduated in 2014. I
am sorry I only got to reply now. I was
busy with reviewing for the board exam
after I graduated, followed by med school.
But I would like to send my heartfelt
thanks for letting me know how our Alma
Mater is doing. I am happy when I get to
WE the Alumnae
Ma. Victoria B. Anastacio
Victoria Torres-del Rosario
Virginia P. Macaso
Sr. Victricia Pascasio, S.Sp.S.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Lenore Raquel-Santos-Lim (HS-63), on her exhibit –
“Layered Life: An Art Exhibition of the Prints
of Lenore RS Lim” that was held at the Altro Mondo.
Arte Contemporanea, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center from
February 11-28, 2016;
The graduates of 2016, our new alumni.
Through our "Alumnae Prayer Community," let all of us,
alumnae-sisters, pause for a minute and storm heaven
with our prayers for:
special graces to accomplish the special intentions of
Luzviminda Marasigan-Agregado (BSChem-74);
Rosalinda Sangle-San Vicente (BSMath-66) for speedy
recovery from mastectomy;
the complete recovery of Elizabeth Lorenzana-Diaz
(HS-55), who suffered from an aneurysm last month
and is currently undergoing therapy;
the full recovery of Chen Cua, son of Eliza Miranda-Cua
The full recovery of Napoleon Manalo, husband of
Heidi Nicasio-Manalo (HS-77);
the grace to help Helen Angeles-Altonaga (HS-55)
through the ordeal of stage 4 cancer;
Elizaida Ribargoso-Kawarai (HS-58/AB-62), who was
recently diagnosed with cancer.
Send us your prayer requests and let our "Alumnae Prayer
Community" gather through this section in His name for
you. Call Rei at Tel. No. 735-5986 or e-mail us at
Oct. 23 - Peter Michael Huang, brother of Milagros Huang-
Jan. 02 - David Kritzweiser, husband of Ana Maria Lugay-
Jan. 03 - Elvira del Fuente-Matti (HS-58);
Jan. 12 - Edgardo A. Santiago, father of Christine Santiago
(HS-77) and Cecille Santiago (d), HS-82;
Jan. 24 - Antonio Limson, father of Marissa Limson (d),
HS-74/BSMT-80), Melinda Limson (BFA-82), Maricar
Limson (BSN-83), and Maryrose Limson (GS-?);
Jan. 27 - Felicitas Angeles-Mercado (HS-75), sister of
Purificacion A. Conley (HS-68), Annabelle A. Diez (HS-
69), and Lucila A. Fernando (HS-70);
Jan. 27 – Carlos M. Loyzaga, father of Carmen (HS-81);
Jan. 28 - Evelyn R. Daria (BFA-94), sister of Bernadette
(BSMT-92) and Nadja (BSA-01);
Feb. - Celia Hernandez-Fernandez (HS-50/AB-55), sister of
Herminia H. Gatchalian (HS-47/CSC-48);
Feb. 07 - Libertad D. Nasol, mother of Ma. Consolacion N.
Capino (HS-70/BSChem-75), Ma. Lourdes N. Johnson
(HS-73), Ma. Elizabeth (HS-75), and Ma. Teresa (HS-78);
Feb. 9 - Carlos Barcelon, husband of Regina Unas-Barcelon
Feb. 20 - Nila Agnis-Benedicto, mother of Ma. Lourdes
Benedicto-Bonifacio (HS-75/BSC-79) and Ma. Rosario
Feb. 20 - Rosa Peñalosa -Lugay, mother Ma. Paz L. Sales
(HS-73), Ana Maria L. Kritzweiser (HS-74), and Ma.
Teresa L. Abuan (HS-73/BSFN-78);
Feb. 24 - Augusto A. Manahan at the age of 97; husband of
Elena Santos-Manahan (HS-47/CSC-48);
Feb. 27 - Teodoro Alorro, father of Geraldine Alorro-
Mar. 12 - Amelia Mariano-Amoranto (HS-65);
Mar. 14 - Adela Castañeda-Wassmer (HS-47), after a year-
long battle with pancreatic cancer; sister of Carmen
Mar. 26 - Pilar Valera-Jimenez (HS-55/BSHE-61);
Into Eternal Life
Let us all pray for our departed family and friends …
Into your hands, O Lord we humbly entrust our
beloved dead, In this life you embraced them with
your tender love; bid them enter eternal rest and
bliss. The old order has passed away; welcome them
into paradise, where there is fullness of peace and joy
with your Son and the Holy Spirit for ever an ever.