Welcome to the
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.
Batch 80 to hold Career
Talks for UST High Graduating Students
The USTHS80 Alumni Association is invited to
spearhead the 2005-06 USTHS career talk slated on November 8, 2005 at the High
School Auditorium. This is part of our USTHS80 alumni
association's outreach program. Yna Valenzuela-Torres has been appointed
to lead our batch to help organize the event.
Batchmates are invited to share their
experience to guide the graduating students, many of whom are still
undecided on their career choices. There will be a plenary session in
the morning with 5-7 speakers who will share their learnings and success
stories. The afternoon session will be break-out sessions where students will be grouped according to their initial field of interest.
We are soliciting volunteers to speak in the break-out sessions.
project is actually the last leg of the Career-Exploration Program
initiated by Ms. Leny Gadiana, USTHS Guidance Counselor, in cooperation
with Ms. Olive Mapanao, Alumni representative. The students had been
given tests on personality-job suitability, aptitude and learning
styles, the results of which are or will be made known to the students
by the time the batch conducts the career talk. The test, "Do What You
Are" by Paul D. Tieger and Barbra Barron Tieger, was suggested to Ms.
Gadiana who expressed interest in conducting it as they are on the look out for new styles of
Volunteers may contact Yna by e-mail or
through the yahoogroup.
Chito Rabadam's Buddy Program career
guidance scheme will also be explored as a new initiative to
sustain the guidance momentum that will be created by the career talk.
The following system was suggested:
Batch will list academic areas and
will solicit and assign volunteers for each area. Areas of
particular concern are Nursing, IT as these are most popular among
current crop of students while Pre-Law options, ECE, Accounting,
Architecture are UST's forte. They would like other courses like
Education, medicine, HRM, Journalism,and others pushed.
Necessarily, those assigned will have a record of expertise on said
These volunteers will come from
egroup membership. Us! You! I! We can offer online guidance and
entertain Q&A from students who wants to buddy-up with volunteers
based on their field/s of interests. Should a student have two or
more areas of interests, he/she may be assigned different buddy per
area of interest. Interested students will have to provide their
names, email address, and field of interest so we can match them
Once we have their emails and names,
we can blast email and introduce the system to them as a USTHS80 AA
service. Guidelines and scope of contents shall be decided and
approved by our USTHS80 representatives and USTHS guidance office.
To remove any shadow of impropriety females will be assigned to
females and males to males.
Batch volunteers are to provide
inputs and handhold the students to make the decisions by providing
real life experiences or reference books or websites that could help
students in making their career choices.
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
Message from USTHS80 Alumni
Makati City, Philippines
Common Bond, A Common Sentiment, A Common Purpose
Message to USTHS80
US 25th Jubilee Homecoming in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
our fellow Thomasian kababayans in the United States of America, good
First, let us congratulate you for tonight; the efforts of the
organizing team as well as your commitment to high school friendships
and camaraderie have finally culminated in this warm and lovely evening
affair. We are sure that it is as glitzy and glamorous, and yet fun and
relaxing as what we had here last February. As an upbeat song of the
late 70’s used to say, you are going to make this into “…a night to
remember..”! Or, as Barbra Streisand put it, this is “…the main
Twenty five years passed by as quickly as the time that rolled by in
organizing this Las Vegas reunion. And yet, everything appears as if we
left our hallowed high school halls in Espana, Manila only yesterday.
Except for a few pounds gained, some grey hair here and there, and a
spouse and kids, everything else we see in our old friends from a
quarter of a century ago have remained the same. And the bonus, we gain
new ones we never even met before in the corridors of our HS building.
Cherish every moment as the evening will rush by so quickly.
we move forward, we continue to commit to and live by the same values
and ideals we learned from our dear alma mater. This is all in the
spirit of our USTHS80 vision of becoming a positive contributor to the
betterment of our society in which we live, in all ways we can. In the
US, in the Philippines, and anywhere else in the globe, USTHS80 is
united as one.
our dear batch mates in the US, are our bridge to the first world, in
the great land of opportunities. Despite the distance, we are one with
you in spirit as you celebrate this momentous affair. Once again, the
essence of tonight’s celebration ties us together to a common bond, a
common sentiment, and a common purpose. It is our 25th
jubilee year. This is just the beginning as we move forward to the next
Mabuhay ang USTHS80-US!
the USTHS80 Alumni Association Inc.
2005-2006 Board of Trustees and Officers
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- Watch out for Jojo Sayson's
international TV debut at ABS-CBN and TFC's "Nagmamahal,
Kapamilya" hosted by Bernadette Sembrano. Airing in
October 2005. 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.