Once again , the ever active Class '59ers of Mangaldan National High School, spearheaded by Ernie Ocoma , Fred Martinez and Joselito Quinto in North America in coordination with '59ers residing in the Philippines , Zenaida De Guzman , Erlinda Obtinario , Erlinda De Guzman and Lourdes Tibig had pulled another successful and well- orchestrated reunion.
This time , members of the class , based in North America , joined their counterparts in the Philippines for the reunion on February 24-26, 2007. There were 50 members who signed in .The reunion started at their Alma Mater for the registration and mass at the Mangaldan Parish Church officiated by Father Francis Posadas , followed by the official business meeting at the PTA Beach Resort in San Fabian , Pangasinan which included dinner and dance . After wrapping up their business and social activities at the PTA Beach Resort , the group proceeded to the well-known Hundred Islands resort in Alaminos , Pangasinan. A trip to the City of Pines , Baguio City completed the tour outside of Mangaldan . Some stayed behind for the Mangaldan Town Fiesta after the reunion , some went to side trips and most class members went back to their homes , happy and content after spending quality time with former classmates .
I am posting some pictures taken during the reunion activities . By looking at the pictures , I could see that the members of the class had a great time being with their classmates again , 48 years after their high school graduation . This first picture shows the '59ers in front of the church with Father Francis Posadas .
The second photo shows MNHS 59er Flor Cariaga , MNHS Class 59er Juliet Quinto , MNHS 59er Erlinda Obtinario , Thomasian Amanda Biala Cera , MNHS 59er Mamerto Frianeza , STHS Class 59er Ludy Mir Loresco, MNHS 59er Carmen Menor , MNHS 59er Lydia de Guzman and Susan and Fred Martinez ( MNHS class 59er )
Dinner meeting at the PTA Beach Resort in San Fabian . Social activities like dancing and singing followed ...
This is one of the boats going to Hundred Islands
This group picture was taken in Hundred Islands . Standing from left to right are : Romeo Visperas, Erly de Guzman , Zenaida de Guzman, Flor Cariaga,Carmen Balolong, Ernie Ocoma ,Carmen Menor , Milagros Aquino, Joselito Quinto , Rosie Generosa, Andrew Visperas, Eugenia Movida, Fred Martinez, Lolita Soco , Juliet Quinto and Erly Obtinario. Kneeling are : Felipe Carbonel, Lourdes Villanueva , Dominga Carbonel , Arturo Quinto ( sitting ) Melba Biagtas,and Melanio Fernandez
And then , MNHS 59ers " invaded " the City of Pines , Baguio City and here they are ...
The famed LIONS HEAD at the entrance of Kennon Road . The smell of the pine trees would be wafting at this point which means one is entering the official Summer Capital of the Philippines .
Pictures were taken right in the City of Baguio where the Class 59ers watched the Parade showcasing the city's pride and joy ...The reunion were fun-filled days and everybody is anticipating the next Class '59 reunion...