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UST High School Class 1980 Website
This website is dedicated to all the men
and women of Class 1980 of the University of Santo Tomas High
site showcases the fun and nostalgia of the best batch USTHS has ever
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Teng Aguilar -
Leo Riingen -
Militar-Castillo - Treasurer
Chie Meneses-Candelaria -
Ibe Arevalo -
Rey Espino -
Mallari-Alvarez - Chair/Ways&Means
Bong Castaneda -
Jo Manalad - Asst.
Valenzuela-Torres - Vice-chair/SpProjects
Nina Rigor - Asst.
Growing up in the sixties and early
seventies, you drive downtown and you see painted on the walls the sign,
"POST NO BILL." You don't see those signs anymore. And so with this website, fellow batch members, we
invite you to contribute your bills, your thoughts and your
photographs. Let this be a chronicle of the best works and of the delicate
artistic expressions of our members. Let this photographed volume tell
the stories of all those willing to work side by side seeking to inform
and enlighten thru their lens.
Call to Help Rescue Leyte
UST Batch80 starts Sagip L80 fund drive.
from surrounding mountain slopes triggered by heavy rains buried
hundreds of houses, a school, 90% of the village, leaving hundreds
dead, thousands missing - almost in a blink of an eye. This is
the place, the tragedy, the casualty.
us learn by paradox. Rising form this valley of despair; let
it be a valley of vision. Let hope rise knowing that though
dashed to the ground, we can push and strive for the heights.
Nothing can prepare
us from this misery and trauma of people who have lost everything in
an instant, but we can dig deep into our
faith: our bedrock as a class, as a people, as a nation.
We will not grouse and add to the despair. Instead, we will be
as light shining brightest in total darkness. Let us help
We call on all our
batchmates, their friends and relatives to donate to the Batch 80
Leyte Fund Drive dubbed Sagip L80. Donations in cash
can be sent via:
deposit to USTHS Batch 80 Alumni Associaiton Checking account #
0381-028361-001 Security Bank Branch 101
-- mail check
pay to USTHS Batch 80 Alumni Associaiton (Sagip L80) to Leah Militar-Castillo,
our Batch treasurer, #14 Rose St., Lourdes Subdivision, Mambugan,
Sumulong highway, Antipolo Rizal 1870
transfer via Western Union to Leah Militar-Castillo. Please
email or text Leah the confirmation number.
-- For US and north
America residents, you can use Western Union or send/mail check to
Jojo Sayson (840 Revere St., Bourbonnais, IL 60914 USA) Tel (1)
815-933-4291 and (1)815-936-1992. Jojo will be in the
Philippines in March.
PLEASE FILL UP THE
SAGIP L80 DATABASE/RECORD AT OUR YAHOO GROUP SITE AFTER REMITTING
THE MONEY. Click this link - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/usths80/database
Donations will be
coursed thru ABS-CBN Foundation (c/o Ronnie Cabanes) or thru GMA
Munting Hiling : Batchmates
Christmas cheers to poor
West Crame kids
hiling" or little wish. To be more precise: the little Christmas wishes
of the children of Barangay West Crame, we, the USTHS80,
granted through this Christmas gift-bag giving project. The first
little step to a worthy, ambitious but realizable
program the Special Projects Committee wished to engage in. This
was made possible through the
of Ibe Arevalo, and, with the
encouraging support of batchmates here and abroad. Untested yet and
fumbling, the hardy bunch forged its way
through its sheer desire to bring joy to these little tots this
(Click here for the photo story)
December 10, 2005, seven came to represent the batch and
distribute goodwill to this indigent community. The number belies
the profound impact the gesture had on
this people. Armed with donations extended by batch members, the
group was received with much warmth and almost reverential awe.
Thanksgiving profuse in their lips, expressed in their handshakes.
It was humbling.
about us, lucky seven? Well, we had mighty fun! We frolicked with
the children, sang with them, joined in their games, danced the
latest craze with them, served and ate with them. How we wish we
could share snapshots of images: of Leo unrolling yellow ribbons
awkwardly cutting them into strips while Jeff and Lou tried vainly
tying them into pretty bows, of Ibe and her Peps hoisting a sack of
rice to repackage into 2-kilo bags, of my Joaquin gamely wrapping
presents with his Tita Lou, of Margie's pert and lovely daughters
helping out in the distribution, and of Reggie Ablaza's remark to
Ibe after the show that perhaps it was God who brought us all
to live! Give and you shall receive. The lesson we took home that
day was that - there is no one who has so little he has nothing to
give; and there is no one who has so much that he can no longer
receive. We are grateful for this privilege. - Yna
Donations still Accepted for "Munting Hiling"
HOW YOU CAN HELP? Send 1) cash donations
deposited to our bank account. 2) Foreign or local checks
addressed to UST High School Batch 80 Alumni Association Acct no
0381-028361-001 Security Bank San Miguel Ave. Branch 101 Pasig City
Philippines. Please specify purpose for donation- Munting Hiling.
3) Food- noodles, candies, chocos, coffee, rice, sugar, milk, canned
goods 4) Goods - clothing, toys, school supplies, bags, plastic
packages, blankets, linen, or any reusable clutter you want dispose of . Call or text Ibe
- 8073528; 09209138789 for questions.
It was the best of times! A time of quickening…..
The last Batch 1980 Jubilee event for 2005 happened on December 3, 2005, Saturday at the
Madrigal Grill, Quezon City. Over 70 batchmates arrived to cap
our Silver Jubilee year with singing, dancing, jamming, talking, fun and booze.
It was to be an "ordinary" Christmas party for an extraordinary
batch. Jubilee year near over, a year spent in celebratory mood
while half-consciously planning the next occasion with
anticipation and regularity. There were despedidas, bienvenidas,
birthdays, a summer outing, and a spate of videokes; that not
much else was expected from its Christmas party. Bigger
attendance perhaps, and a dash of this and that.
To everyone’s pleasant surprise, the yuletide cheer, and
goodwill built throughout the year made batchmates come bearing
good tidings. After all, ours was the most attended grand
reunion, and the bonding forged from subsequent get-togethers
proved to be deeper, more honest than it seemed. This most
important ingredient, plus, a live band consisting of male batch
members, a mini-concert from the ladies, a dance showcase from
the jubilee dancers, good hosting, a well-crafted AVP, ABS-CBN
partial coverage to honor a member, the recognition of one of
its most self-effacing members, generous gestures from batch
mates here and abroad, and its first general assembly headed by
its president, combined to make this occasion truly befitting a
Christmas party of the most extraordinary batch.
stories to come. Click
here for pictures.
Updated February 22, 2006
COPYRIGHT 2005 LEO RIINGEN
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Batch 80 congratulates its
Sayson and Leo Riingen as recipients of
The Outstanding Thomasian Alumni (TOTAL Awards) for 2006 in
Health and Allied
Services and Science and Technology, respectively.
The awards were
conferred by the University Rector on the awards night on
February 17, 2005, Friday at the UST Central Seminary Gym..
Kudos to Jojo and Leo!
Leo Riingen and Yna Valenzuela
Torres (receiving the award for Jojo Sayson)
The USTHS Batch 80 Alumni Association
President's Award is conferred upon Rey Espino in
recognition of his selfless and tireless efforts to reunite the
USTHS Batch 80. Through the establishment
and continued management of the USTHS80 e-group, he has been
instrumental in the realization of its Jubilee vision.
Our very own,
National Coach Jobet Morales, leads the Philippine Taekwondo
Team, to a gold medal haul at the Southeast Asian Games.
Click here for pictures.
- Watch out for Jojo Sayson's
international TV debut at ABS-CBN and TFC's "Nagmamahal,
Kapamilya" hosted by Bernadette Sembrano. Airing in
2006. Abangan is Super Jojo!
UST High School
Batch 80 celebrates Silver Jubilee at manila hotel
holds silver trek to
ust high school
prepares for the jubilee