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Volunteers for USTHS80 Career Buddy System (CBS) now underway
by Chito Rabadam
To all CBS volunteers:
Its time to register your names (you know your assignments, check
our yahoogroup database
The following career-eGroups are now in-place and we are getting ready to blast an email to the students
(and volunteers) about the pilot launch of our CBS. Parental consent
now being secured by USTHS. All volunteers "should" register in
the main CBS eGroup as well. This is going to be our offline
discussion venue (for settling CBS issues only. Personal issues
definitely NOT INCLUDED).
I will check the memberships to ensure that the career-eGroups will
have considerable quorum before I send the blast email.
The following are the eGroups were built based on the number of
students who enlisted per career-area.
General email: usthscbs@ yahoogroups.com
Main CBS group name: usthscbs
Main CBS egroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/usthscbs
Main group email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nursing: Name: usthscbs-nursing, egroup:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/usthscbs-nursing, group email:
CompSci: Name: usthscbs-compsci, egroup:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/usthscbs-compsci, group email:
Accounting: Name: usthscbs-accounting, egroup:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/usthscbs-accounting, group email:
Business Adm: Name: usthscbs-bizadm, egroup:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/usthscbs-bizadm, group email: usthscbs-
Engg: Name: usthscbs-engg, egroup: egroup:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/usthscbs-engg, group email: usthscbs-
Architecture: Name: usthscbs-archi, egroup:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/usthscbs-archi, group email: usthscbs-
I will make another posting in the USTHS80 eGroup to remind all
volunteers of the basic guidelines (e.g. rules of engagement) before
the blast email is sent.
Thanks for your support - Chito
Sign up now as volunteer for the CBS.
Batch 80 Holds Career
for UST High School
year after the Grand Jubilee, the USTHS Batch 80 once again flexed
its social muscles, this time for a worthy cause, by participating
in a slam-bang Career Talk held on November 8, 2005 at the UST High
School’s auditorium, the Benavidez Hall. This shining moment came
when dedicated men and women from its roster vaulted busy schedules,
and in cooperation with USTHS Guidance Office and the Alumni Club,
capped what was supposedly the last phase of the school’s Career
It was a day of Thomasians guiding younger
Thomasians, a day of sharing experiences and wisdom gained through
the years by dint of perseverance and faith. This is Batch 80's
first major project after it has been formalized as the UST High
School Batch 1980 Alumni Association.
The batch event was organized and led by Marina
Valenzuela-Torres. She closely coordinated with Leny Gadiana,
USTHS guidance counselor and Olive Mapanao of the Alumni Club.
The plenary speakers were led by Rene V. Molano, valedictorian PM
session, and joined by no less illustrious peers, Margie Agapinan-Alfonso,
Rey Rey-Matias, Ronnie Cabanes, Hans Lopez, Tato Martinez, Joel
Navarro and Leo Riingen. Teng Aguilar, Salvador Tan, Happy
Esquivias-DosSantos and Jo Medina-Manalad shared their experiences
at the career break-outs in the afternoon.
The event launches the first of a series of
batch's social-responsibility projects for the Jubilee Year.
here for more stories by Yna Torres.
Click here for
UST High School
Batch 80 in US and Canada celebrates Silver Jubilee in Vegas.
A Toast to Remember - The 2005 Las Vegas
Full Recap by Chito Rabadam
UST High School
Batch 80 celebrates Silver Jubilee at manila hotel
holds silver trek to
ust high school
prepares for the jubilee
CLICK PICTURES TO ENLARGE
Updated December 11, 2005
COPYRIGHT 2005 LEO RIINGEN
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
- Watch out for Jojo Sayson's
international TV debut at ABS-CBN and TFC's "Nagmamahal,
Kapamilya" hosted by Bernadette Sembrano. Airing in
January 2006. Abangan is Super Jojo!
- We are official (and legal!)
The UST High School Batch
1980 Alumni Association is born. Our articles of
incorporation and by-laws were approved by the Philippine
Security and Exchange Commission on May 20, 2005. Thanks
to our bachelor-lawyer Atty. Bong Castaneda and Nina Rigor for making this happen.
- The USTHS80 25 in 05 Silver Jubilee US/Canada Alumni
Homecoming was held on July 23, 2005 at St Croix Room of
The Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada at 6:00 pm. ..pictures
- A videoke-despedida night was hosted for Angelo, Jojo
and Jun Lao. Ano ba yan, every 3 days ang kasayahan!
Click for photos.
- A mini-reunion of sort greeted the balikbayans -
Jojo Sayson and Angelo Sanchez ( the S Boys) at Gina Bautista-Navarette's
place in Tagaytay. Another wonderful gathering --singing,
dancing, reminiscing, bonding.
- Visit the USTHS80 US Reunion Website -
Initiated by Chito Rabadam, our US website needs articles and pictures.
Please contribute. Sali na!
- Jojo Sayson was featured by Hummer Magazine.
Great article super-jojo, or is it bat-jojo?! Batman
begins! Click here.
- Early-June birthday celebrants, Yna, Vita, Anthony and Fides, were
given a surprise birthday party during the 1st official Board
Meeting on June 15, 2005 at Leo's place.
Click here for
- The USTHS80 Band is here! The founding band members
are: Tato Martinez - bass & vocals, Jun Villmayor - lead guitar
& vocals, Ariel Lorenzo - drums & percussion & vocals, Wendel
Mediarito - keyboards and acoustic guitar. They are still
inviting additional members for rhythm/2nd lead guitar
and female vocals. Just contact Tato.
- We are starting a Features Section in the website.
Please contribute news and magazine clippings of our batchmates.
Send these to the
May 14, 2005. Tagaytay.
The summer heat wave did
not spare the normally cooler air of Tagaytay. The day sizzled
with fun, laughter, a lot of ribbing and intermittent green
We were one happy, playing family
out there feasting on food and friendship.
here for Yna's blow-by-blow account. To see the pictures,
April 9, 2005. Acropolis, Quezon City.
He cut a figure and his was a big name in high
school--Raulito C. Baylon, aka Jun Baylon. Talented and witty,
he is the batch's perennial show host and vocalist.
As his batchmates paid him tribute during his
farewell party (as he embarks to his newfound life in New
Zealand), it became clear that his big stature is amply matched
with a big heart.
February 26, 2005. Manila Hotel,
The "Grandmother" of reunions; as hailed
by many. Its robust attendance, heart-pounding dance numbers,
impressive song numbers and most touching tributes will prove
difficult to match in years to come.
Under pressure and with great
expectations, USTHS Batch80 delivered a knock-out punch of a
A showcase of unity, creativity and fun!
February 28, 2005. Espana, Manila.
After 25 long years, they came back
to visit and pace the once familiar schoolground. Retracing
steps, re-living fond, carefree memories from youth, they; older
and wiser now, some silver streaked, have taken on where they
have left off.
February 28, 2005. Greenbelt,
The euphoria continues as the
"silver trekkers" trooped en masse to a popular videoke joint to
belt out their new-found sense of kinship and camaraderie. Melody and unity
make perfect harmony!
Order your UST High Class 80 Shirts now. Great
memorabilia. Proceeds will go to the USTHS80 Alumni Association.
Souvenir Shop to see pictures of the shirts worn by USTHS
celebrity (?!) models.