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58 live in California (USA)
5 live in Florida (USA)
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4 live in Michigan (USA)
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5 live in Nevada (USA)
10 live in New Jersey (USA)
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8 live in Texas (USA)
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5 live in Virginia (USA)
4 live in Washington (USA)
6 live in Alberta (Canada)
9 live in British Columbia (Canada)
53 live in Ontario (Canada)
4 live in Quebec (Canada)
1 lives in Metro Manila
1 lives in Nueva Vizcaya
121 live in USA
79 live in Canada
1 lives in Albania
2 live in Australia
1 lives in Bermuda
1 lives in Germany
2 live in Italy
35 live in Philippines
1 lives in Singapore
2 live in United Kingdom
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11 are deceased
Percentage Of Active Classmates: 46.1%
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|•||Delano Europa 5/22|
|•||Rebecca Ilarde Estrella 5/28|
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|•||Marie Jean Llantada Badua 6/2|
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|•||Pinky Fabroa Martinez 6/19|
TODAY'S CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS:
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
SALVADOR "BADONG" VALLEBO -
SMHS CLASS '63
PASSED AWAY TODAY DECEMBER 13, 2012
From: Romy Baliton
Wed, Dec 13, 2012 at 9:44 PM
Wed, 9:44 PM
I just received this very sad info from Del Vallebo (bereaved wife):
"SALVADOR "BADONG" VALLEBO, passed away today at 12:02 PM at the
MMG Hospital in Solano, Nueva Vizcaya, due to a heart attack." His remains
will be brought back to the USA on a date to be announced later.
My heartfelt sympathies and deepest condolences to the bereaved wife Del and
May I request all classmates and SMU Alumni friends to pray for the
eternal repose of his soul.
2012: Congratulations SMU SAN DIEGO for a
successful grand reunion..til we meet again in
(click link below for reunion pics)
2014 PHILIPPINES: Venue of the next
SMU ALUMNI ABROAD GRAND REUNION...
start your travel plans NOW!
The Nitty Gritty/A Job Well Done Smu San Diego
Reunions always give you a grandiose feeling – a sense of fulfillment to again meet and associate with your co-alumni and peers, after so many years, reminiscing and pondering the future. Friends, special friends, schoolmates and teachers exchange pleasantries and engage in hilarious banter and recall vivid remembrances; to share in the fun and fanfare is to sense a growing strength of belonging and affection at their highest intensity. The reunion ambience seems to unleash unrestrained and unmitigated nostalgic feelings. Every participant ceases to be a mere obscure footnote in SMU history but become leading men and women in a galaxy of SMU alumni stars.
Many of our SMU brothers and sisters have moved on: memories of past lives and loves, past occupations appear only as faint glimmers in the deep recesses of one?s mind. But once reunited in the hullabalo of the Town and Country affair, moribund and dormant memories are summoned once more by a fiat of gut feelings and instincts, and pushed to the top. These memories seemingly are called to “active duty” upon beholding the once lasting friendships and relationships unbattered by distance and time . The “apples” of one?s fantasies and imaginations again resurface, a rebirth of sorts surges, while the reunion lasted and “a thousand deaths” occuring after it came to an end.
Dreams that are unsalvageable, anachronistic and anathema to moralistic attitudes in this time and age, are passe and no longer have any place. Safe territorial zones have been erected and zealously maintained. Dream on, anyway. It does no cost you anything.
1. Alum A (asking Alum B) “Why didn?t you invite X to come along? Is, he/she here? (speaking in a language unknown to her/his/ partner who was dancing with her/him as she/he was involved in deep inquisition).. Note: If silence is golden, then I must say it makes for eternal admiration. X was too bashful to even say hello Much less to say the tres palabras…But x’s eyes were not silent at all and were most eloquent: it did not lie and gave x away. To Alum A the feeling was mutual but they communicated through the ineffective angels of ligaw tingin ( laser like) and a network of whispering and conniving mutual friends.
Alum B: Smiles simply (and thinking aloud): can?t answer the question. Lest I be accused as being in cahoots with her/his partner. I will be damned If I answer either way (who knows partner may be carrying a tape recorder and will get the help of any interpreter. where there are plentiful in the audience.
2. Alum C : I wanted to dance with “y” but can?t. He/she is with her/his partner; his/her “labrador golden retriever (apparently not a lover of dogs. this, but the one holding the leash. He/she (alum C) describes her/his partner in terms of one guarding his/her most precious treasure. Hence, this metaphor.
3. Alum D: Why, haven?t you heard the announcement by the head organizer, Salvador Vallebo, that no pets are allowed in this hotel? So you certainly can.
PAYONG GAYONG(morsels)….conversed with Barrister Jordan Bello, a USA employment lawyer, son of alumna Ofelia Domingo-Bello, my sister Cynthia’s classmate: proud to know SMU progeny are high achievers as well ...Joji Villoria and daughter (Erning Viloria?s(HS ‘61) niece). Joji as I recall was Mng. Cesar and Rose Viloria?s (our former neighbor in bayombong just in front of the smu elementary school) apple in their eyes..to Bella Bueno and sister who both have made good in real estate in the U.S. Bella Bueno was the belle of the ball during her time in Bayombong...Philip Birco, Auring and Fe (Cachola sisters) who have found their place in the sun....Cleto and Leticia Domingo – children of our former Biology instructor Mr. Vicente Domingo “Ingging”. Cleto is assiduously and incessantly (a forever obssession) preparing for anotherr class „56 reunion. to Mrs. Lily Malhabour (Paluero) class ’52.. one of the daughters (Leto ’59 is another one) of Bayombong public elementary schoolteacher Mrs. Laureana (Loring) Paluero.. She (Lily) told me that her mother is 101 years old and still mentally sharp but unfortunately totally blind…goes with age…Judith Tiam-Klegg ‘59 (class validictorian) and Catherine Addauan-Genato ‘62 (princess of the 1969 Bayombong Fair and retired nurse...Carmen Bariuan and Sally Makil (my sister Sylvia's good friend and classmate) introduced Sylvia Hernaez Corpuz (Priscilla Ong- Marcos’s batchmate) to my classmates as the daughter of our late teacher Mr. Secondino Hernaez (class ‘61) was just a baby when we had lunch at their home in Bagabag years ago, with my future brother in-law Elito Gurat. We had biked all the way from Bayombong to Bagabag to earn our merit badge as boy scouts in cycling.. ..Melchor Ambatali, Jr. president of SMU Toronto (Class „61) and wife Vee always led the dancing with the heavens (all kinds, you name it)…saw and talked with Emily and Evangeline Tugab..cousins of Fred Fabroa and daughters of Mariano Tugab…. Proud and happy to meet my cousins Vicky Mendoza-Briones, Marlene Mendoza-Cordero(on the father side) . They are well placed in the USA. Marlene is married to my cousin on the mother side , Dr. Rey Cordero from San Juan, Ilocos Sur. They have done exceptionally well as doctors of medicine and in their medical missions in the Philippines. They have gone to Nueva Vizcaya and other RP provinces along with other humanitarian service oriented selfless Filipino doctors to medically serve and minister to our people distributing drugs as well, especially the impoverished ones. Kudos and may your tribe increase “insans”...talked to Guerrero Calamug (Class '58) (brod of Elvie Calamug-Nguyen, Class '61) who remembered his classmate, my sister Gloria, and was unaware she passed away in 1998…. Glad to see Eddie Guzman (Class „61) doing well. He was gravely ill at one time with colon cancer. My gratitude to my wife Lettie Gurat-Europa for efficiently keeping house for us at the San Diego Country Estates (time-share)...ditto to my sister Marilyn Europa-Villacorta and her husband Ed Villacorta...also to Daisy (Fred Fabroa's wife), Carmen Bisquera-Gamboa,’61 Vee de Leon (Melchor Ambatali’s better half), ….Roly Manggacat,’61 is still the joker that he is…Dante ’61, George and Helen Magat – also a family worth mentioning alongside the Aguilars (Virgilio Aguilar, SMU summa cum laude...the Medranos (Alice and Pepe). Costeses, Primo and son Ryan....Manalos (Agapito, Chita & Alice)....Alunings, (Bernard and Lilian with kids ..the Vallebos, the Borromeos(Thelma Uhuad and Bert) Lopezes (Tita & Sipin)...The Figuerases...The Escaras (Melvin and Fely).We admire your cooperation and presence...The Abelardos Ben, and wife Tentay , Zenaida...The Guiabs (Josefa, wife of the late Dupax mayor William Giron) and Nerisa. (wife of Jose Boy Babaran jr. and Ester (wife of Judge Hermoso)..The Bunanigs, Agnes and Dolly...The Guntalilibs (Basilio and family)...Honourable mention to the Bagasaos (Dita, Tony & Ellen)...The Fabroas (Wilfred,’61 SMU Toronto past president, sister Zenaida and niece Pinky, daughter of Willy Fabroa class '63…Armin Joop & millie Tallungan...Dr. William Panganiban ‘61, was cited for his work in Cameroon, South Africa and Iran, husband of Elena Moscoso ’61..As of this writing word reached us that SMU alumnus Virgilio Moscoso passed away..
SAD NEWS MARRED OUR ARRIVAL
Upon arrival at San Diego on July 6, Lettie Gurat-Europa, my wife, Marilyn Europa-Villacorta, my sister and husband Ed and myself, we learned through the grapevine that a certain Sadang (no gender mentioned) had collapsed and died at the registration desk of the Town and Country Hotel (reunion venue). (this information is inaccurate..according to Emma Ligot ’64, they had dinner and after which they were walking back to their hotel rooms when she collapsed and that efforts to revive her failed.
I knew only two Sadangs that were supposed to attend the reunion; Melchor, who was a former RTC judge, now Undersecretary of Justice (an SMU alumnus and the son of the late Atty. Quirino Sadang of Bayombong and who was expected to grace the occasion, I heard) and Virginia Sadang-Piano, an SMU alumna class '64.
So with trepidition I endeavoured to ascertain who of them was it, and if it is either one or the other I simply dreaded to have a confirmation……at the venue before the July 6th program started, I was met by the President, Salvador Vallebo, of the San Diego Chapter who told me that it was Virginia. He requested me to say a few words about her but was pre-empted by the master of ceremonies who did the honors for her (unknowing that I had been asked to do it; not his fault). So I will have a word or two about her...she who proudly carried the badge of honor of being an SMU alumna to the end. By dying with her boots on and doing what she wanted to do with the people she loved...she had metamorphosed from a little girl in the prairie (of caramay trees, that is) to one attractive and successful in her field. She was one of the foster daughters (the other one is Arsenia) of Dr. Esteban Sadang of Bayombong but who worked in Manila (a doctor of philosophy)..He was a one time congressional candidate in Nueva Vizcaya sometime in 1953 and one time owner of the movie production company “Estener”. My information at that time was that because he was too busy, he left them in the care of his two unmarried sisters who resided in Bayombong. I must say they grew up to be good and useful citizens. Right decision, Dr. …I was so proud and happy to see Jean and Arsenia Saddang succeed in life.
We remember that as elementary pupils of Saint Mary?s their house was just across the campus and some boys and girls spent time during recess, (until this was leaked out to the franciscan SMU sisters like Sister Columba, Jacinta, Immaculada and Lourdes, in a one-time streak of authoritarianism ordered a clamped down of the caramay legacy to protect their canteen business, so I thought) going over to buy caramay to retain or beef up (a perfect alibi indeed) their attention span during class lessons. But now I realize that they had good intentions at heart..That is to prevent any untoward incident happening to pupils leaving the school campus during class hours…By eating the greenberries(caramay)behind the backs of the teacher under cover of darkness of their (the teachers) line of vision, they “enjoyed ‘the lessons to the hilt. The golden rule: please do not pass gas lest you be detected. And you will be sure as hell that it reeks of “bagoong”.
The Sadangs were identified with the caramays In the same way that Alip a chinese national who owned the erstwhile European bakery in Bayombong (no relation) was noted for his pandesal, Kulot, an ice cream vendor, noted for his ice cream with pandelemon, Roberto’s, for pancit mami, and Rualo with her small store adjacent to the elementary school, for her inartem nga littoco and binurong santol.
Jean; we remembered the caramay we carried to class (tapno ilimed me iti agsaram-sam ta makato-oc iti agdingeg ti lectures (to surreptitiously munch on caramays as we feel we are in agony listening to lectures) through your indispensable cooperation (you were then not even a kindergarten pupil) as a child helping your aunts sell them,...we remember you as a very active marian, ever present in every reunion and your kindnesses; in trying to act as an escort and guide to our revered Madam Esther Garlitos; during the Las Vegas Reunion. We remember you as a selfless donor to some of the SMU projects and as an unflinching advocate of oneness and camaraderie. A champion of the alumni of SMU. Thank you so much. Dios Iti Agaluad.
As of this writing, I have received word from Lourdes Tengco, another SMU alumna that her youngest sister Eloisa had passed away...My wife Lettie and I were just wondering about the conspicuous absence of the Tengco sisters at the reunion and so we asked Lee Tengco about it .(Lourdes was our elementary grade classmate.) He told us that they were attending to and giving moral support to Eloisa who was in a hospital sick and needing a blood transfusion.
Like the Aguilars and the Alunings, the Dasallas, Macabadbads, Domingos, the Dela Cruzes (Isabelo & Tita), the Lopezes (Tita and Sipin), the Tengco family (Lee, Perlita, Edwina, Fe, Lourdes and Eloisa are and were always loyal to the SMU colors, present in every homecoming.
We will deeply miss you Eloisa. Thank you for your devotion to the cause of St. Mary's even though unhappy circumstances have intervened to abruptly cut your SMU apron strings by transferring to Manila immediately after your dad's passing .
We remember you as a precocious child in the elementary school aways landing on the honor roll, the youngest daughter of an illustrious father, Atty. Gregorio V. Tengco, and an equally dignified mother, Pilar F. Tengco. Atty. Tengco perished in an ambuscade at Carranglan, Nueva Ecija in the early fifties. You lost your dad at a very young age (7) and you , your mom and siblings hung on despite your being bereft, and pulled through.
THE REUNION GUEST SPEAKER – ATTY. ROMEO Q. BALITON
I had a chat with Atty. Romy Baliton ‘64, a UP Law graduate and who made a name as a lawyer in Baguio City. I congratulated him on his speech technique..to get the attention of the listeners (or non-listeners) he had simply struck sentimental chords by presenting the class '64's favorite teachers, Ms. Lillian Soberano-Aluning; Ms Transfiguracion Liganor; and Mr. Peter Antonio...(I must say they have not aged, again perhaps a triumph of opinion over reason). This was really a very emotional moment evoking pleasant memories now that these much respected teachers had found their niches holding responsible positions abroad. They were awarded plaques. It was a very edifying moment, marked by elation and cheers and warm responses from the audience...also chatted with Dr. Jaime Venturina, a noted surgeon, SMU alumnus who outlined his plans as President of the SMU alumni in the Philippines...as a young boy of 6 or 8 he had always been a presence at the Luzon Bus Line (LBL) station in Bayombong stamping tickets helping his father Generoso and mother, Lucing run their business. He is married to another physician, an SMU alumna, and pediatrician, Isabel (Bebel) Nuestro, a sister of class valedictorian Teresa Nuestro Domingo ’72.
THE AFTERMATH...over things more real than imagined
Mr. Vallebo bewailed the fact that one of the feedbacks he received was that the speeches were too long. But I venture to say that for those who listened the speeches were substantial and meaty, and worth the time expended… that the food sucked on gala night..that there was chaos..Keep in mind however that the pre-gala night was superb and the food was tops..and there was order naturally because everybody was seated…(I give you a B grade for this (Baliktad..The gala night should not be the gala night but the first one…We put the cart before the horse and the cart ran away before the horse did. Nothing new Mr. Salvador. In every function there inevitably is always a chorus of complaints.These may serve as constructive criticism so that next time you will do better. There are always minuses and pluses and I believe that the totality of the evidence (I just be aware that this is court speak so I will practise restraint along this line) would show that it was a success; …On other hand, nothing can substitute for the .once in so many years exhilarating experiencee of meeting classmates and schoolmates like Ofelia Tallungan, Ofelia Logan, Marilyn Rupido, Leo Dumo, Flor & Bernadette Salvador, Bing Jumacquio (all look young –(I am sure this time) : a triumph of imagination over reality, and a triumph of dreams over more dreams) Wilfred Fabroa, Melchor Ambatali, Jr., Dante Magat, Ernesto Viloria, , Arsenia Parong, Agapito “Pete” Manalo, Thelma Uhuad, Carmen Bisquera, and co-alumni Dolly and Agnes Bunanig, Precy Ong-Marcos, Philip and Auring Birco, Tomas Birco, Deng Miyamoto who rendered a unique gadddang -ilocano tagalog, english all in one song , Fely Fabian-Keech who so generously invited us to visit them in the future; Emma Ligot who played good music on the piano, Teresita Santos who danced with hubby very well, Tony Cruz, Del Divina, Flor Salvador, Henry Vallebo, Ernesto Viloria, Tony Bagasao and Dita, Ellen Bagasao, Lorie Benitez-Fabian, Flor Liganor dela Cruz, and Trans Liganor .. chatted with Mariquita Tottoc.. a former co-teacher of my late mother, Marcelina…..with Edward Gacerez..with Auring Perez..
THE GALA NIGHT...
So much can be said about the food and the state of the gala's preparedness or unpreparedness (take your pick) but it would interest you to know that the Friday affair was good and the picnic grounds after the gala were filled to the rafters with SMU alumni and their relatives..and the quality of the food stood out, as nothing but sterling , as well as the thrill of participating in the songs and games, so you know that it was worth it for all to return for the picnic. This serves as a barometer, in my mind, otherwise if the affair was a total flop, there would have been no show at the picnic tables.
But this sort of complaints is also true in all reunions. I said not to disregard such comments. but to evaluate them and take action in the future to better one’s system and methods. It is a truism, in my perception that in every community occasion in Toronto where there is a guest of honor that most of the attendees talk with long lost friends at the same time with the speaker, drowning him out, with some exceptions, (perhaps to make up for lost time) of course, and this is a very lamentable. but understandable because then we were there on borrowed time and then no more.
Reminds me of a story about a guest speaker, who just said a few words?as a matter of fact, one sentence...”I never made a money talking...thank you”. But that?s not true always..nowadays..I make my salary talking in court..tv commentators make their money talking...we make love talking. For those senior alumni who are not able to make it anymore, we make talk loving.
SMU ALUMNI WHO ARE STILL YOUNG AND THOSE (like myself) WHO THINK THEY ARE STILL YOUNG…MY OBSERVATIONS
I refer to those who still do the baby formula. (If you know what I mean), whereas before we cater to Bear Brand and Enfamil to feed our babies, this time for some senior SMUs we use a brand name that is universal and as old as Adam and Eve….after the child bearing years; the brand name identified with Singer sewing machine sticks in my mind when we were in the elementary grades in early fifties; the “atras abante” (the foot presses the pedal back and forth...so the sewing machin can do its thing..sew..sew.(no pun intended). (you do not know what I mean, do you.). It's the AAA grade kind (atras abante ad infinitum).
Now it is still AAA for some of the smu seniors (atras ng atras ng atras…. no more abante and more of the same tomorrow. Well, you just love to talk. or simply just talk to love ..Presidents Clinton and George Bush command size able sums when asked to speak...Anyway it?s free (sometimes as action is better than words)..talk is cheap..the torrent of words do not cost us a cent..but for some little inconvenience won?t hurt.
OUR EXPERIENCE IN OUR CORNER OF THE WORLD
You know when we have our seminars in Toronto everybody (almost) listens; you could hear a pin drop when somebody is talking at the podium... no talking or noises can be heard from the audience…..you are expected to listen from 9:00a.m. To 4:30p.m.(especially for Law Society of Canada seminars) For three days, of course interspersed with breaks..For lectures and speeches..but the difference is that we are paid to listen or we pay to listen (that;’s what we did in San diego and that's why we are motivated to listen and we have such a great respect for the speaker. Some assiduously cling to every word that the speaker utters. The others who belong to the minority just doze off (no snoring please)…....guess where I belong..
During the gala night, I remember intending to go to the washroom which was only a few feet away but it took me almost an hour to reach it as old friends met me and wanted to converse with me and take pictures. Really, it is hard to navigate your way through the sea of faces. That’s the rationale of the reunion--a very meaningful interaction among your peers.
THANK YOU ALL
Thank you Sam dela Cruz (class '61) and wife Cora, also Lorie Fabian and husband, for the attention you have given us. Especially when we arrived for the picnic and everybody had finished eating..and before I forget, thank you for giving us a rare chance to savour the pleasure (of eating free big lobsters) and the displeasure of losing) at the Valleyview Casino (the Barona Casino 8km from our time-share at San Diego Country Estates ate us up instead of being eaten).
Thank you to all participants for your cooperation and kind attention to details. We enjoyed the reunion. Congratulations to the organizers for a very successful reunion. Hasta la vista! Dios ti kumuyog…Till we meet again in 2014...the next SMU Alumni Grand Reunion in the Philippines.
Delano Europa, SMHS (Boys) Class ‘61
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NewsFlash from Toronto:
The 2010 SMU Alumni Abroad Grand Reunion A Resounding Success!
Thank you SMU Alumni reunion attendees...til we meet again!
It's not all over till the fat lady sings, as the saying goes (time to scoot away free even when the program was still in progress.) But as it turned out, even if the fat lady sang to her heart's content, everybody stayed put to find joy and pleasure in her singing.
Thank you all for your kind and enthusiastic participation. As I look back at our having been together, I cannot but still feel mesmerized and awed at your wonderful, enlivening, electric presence. Your having been there lit the whole house, as if it were on fire. As a great poet sang (Michael Jackson) you were all born to amuse, inspire and delight.
The embers are still burning as of press time..and we expect to enshrine these in one of the secure corners of our hearts because even when the heat finally dissipates, memory replicates every movement, word, fun that we had. That's what you and I all did and more during our reunion. You set the dynamics of the reunion train and saw to it that it was not derailed.
Whatever omissions you entertain in your minds, imagined or real, that we were guilty of we apologize. Be yours to put it back on track. Everyone was able to board the train, and we didn't miss it, did we? Our seeming herculean efforts in putting together a mosaic of fun, laughter, festivity, oneness, bonding, and for some, by chance or design, whatever, encountering past crushes and loves, (some say "do not resuscitate) dying friendships revived, recriminations fading as the interaction resurrected old positive feelings, present in the prism of unity, seem to pale in comparison.
Dios ti agngina kadacayo amin. Dios iti kumuyog.
EXPRESSIONS OF GRATITUDE AND REMEMBRANCE
The Planning Committee of the 2010 SMU Alumni Abroad 8th Grand Reunion Toronto, together with all the Officer and Members of the SMU Alumni Association of Toronto, hereby heartily and sincerely express and extend to all the SMU Alumni who sacrificed their precious time, efforts, finances and risked their safety to have traveled from all over the world and attended the 3-funfilled days of the 2010 SMU Grand Reunion, held on July 30th, 31st & Aug. 1st here in Toronto, Canada.
We hope that the humble and simple program and entertainment we prepared and presented to you were done and performed to your complete satisfaction and enjoyment. But, most importantly, we hope that all of you have rejoiced to the utmost during the three happy days of reunion that we recently had.
However, much to our regret, as there’s a limit for everything, somehow our 3-days togetherness ended and we parted from one another with much heartache and seemingly never-ending goodbyes, and as a poet aptly described, parting is such a sweet sorrow; it’s like a little death that terminates the joy and happiness of loved ones and friends. But the happiness we all had together will forever linger in our hearts and minds.
We, likewise, express our undying remembrance of all the SMU Alumni who were not able to attend, for one reason or another, and we wish and pray that somehow, somewhere, sometime in the near future, we all could get together and have a chance to re-acquaint with our former classmates, long unheard from nor personally seen, but surely not forgotten, and reminisce once again the happy days we experienced during those bygone years within the august portals of our dearly beloved Alma Mater, the St. Mary’s University of Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines.
To all our sponsors and advertisers, we also express our great gratitude to them for their kindness and financial support, without which this occasion would not have been successful and would have been all in vain. Kudos to all of you, our friends!
Last but not least, we all stand in deep silence and profound respect, to express our never-ending remembrance of all SMU Alumni who are now in the Great Beyond and may our ever-loving God grant to each of them everlasting rest and peace.
With all these expressions of thanks, gratitude, well-wishes, prayers, and heartfelt remembrances, may God bestow His blessings to all SMU Alumni wherever they are in the world, and open the way for another grand reunion of all SMU Alumni in the not too distant future.
The Planning Committee
2010 SMU Alumni Abroad 8th Grand Reunion, & The Officers and Members, SMUAAT
Toronto, Canada, Aug. 5, 2010
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Photos by: Wilfred P. Fabroa
The Planning Committee of the 2010 Toronto SMU Alumni Abroad Grand Reunion
Seated: (L-R): Wilfred P. Fabroa, Lettie Gurat-Europa, Delano Europa, Melchor Ambatali Jr., Standing (L-R), Daisy Araque Fabroa, Arceli Bautista, Wilmer Fabroa, Luz Butac-Rose, Lita Butac-Lachica, Ponce Lachica, Daisy Celestino Fabroa, Walter Fabroa & Vee de leon. Not in photo: Mayette Piscoso-Reyes, Luz Romero Sucilan, Lal Perez-Bautista, Janilyn Reginaldo.
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