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Sign-up of 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 is 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@
Main CBS group name: usthscbs
Main CBS egroup:
Main group email:

Career eGroups:
Nursing: Name: usthscbs-nursing, egroup:, group email:

CompSci: Name: usthscbs-compsci, egroup:, group email:

Accounting: Name: usthscbs-accounting, egroup:, group email:

Business Adm: Name: usthscbs-bizadm, egroup:, group email: usthscbs-

Engg: Name: usthscbs-engg, egroup: egroup:, group email: usthscbs-

Architecture: Name: usthscbs-archi, egroup:, 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. Click here.





2005 top events


Batch 80 Holds Career Talks

for UST High School Seniors

Thomasians Leading Thomasians

Almost a 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 Orientation Program.

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.  Click here for more stories by Yna Torres. Click here for pictures.


UST High School Batch 80 in US and Canada celebrates Silver Jubilee in Vegas.

A Toast to Remember - The 2005 Las Vegas Reunion

Full Recap by Chito Rabadam

Click Here

UST High School Batch 80 celebrates Silver Jubilee at manila hotel


Batch 80 holds silver trek to ust high school


Batch 80 prepares for the jubilee



Updated December 11, 2005


What's Up


  • 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.  ..articles
  • 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. More stories. Photo album.

  • 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 pictures.
  • 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 webmaster.



2005 Summer Outing


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 jokes.


We were one happy, playing family out there feasting on food and friendship.

Click here for Yna's blow-by-blow account. To see the pictures, click here.


Jun Baylon Despedida


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.



Grand Homecoming

February 26, 2005. Manila Hotel, Manila.   

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 performance.


A showcase of unity, creativity and fun!


Silver Trek

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.


Red Box Bash

February 28, 2005.  Greenbelt, Makati. 

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!


Souvenir USTHS80 Shirts

Order your UST High Class 80 Shirts now.  Great memorabilia. Proceeds will go to the USTHS80 Alumni Association.


Click on Souvenir Shop to see pictures of the shirts worn by USTHS celebrity (?!) models.