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We the Alumnae - January 2017

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The document provides an update from the president of the CHSAF (Catholic High School Alumnae Foundation) on the organization's activities in 2016 and plans for 2017. In 2016, CHSAF held various fundraisers including a concert and bingo event that raised over 1 million pesos to support projects of the Alumnae Management Corporation, which now manages the Catholic High School. Upcoming events in 2017 include a golf tournament in March and the annual alumnae homecoming in February, where various jubilee classes will celebrate and reunite. The president thanks alumnae for their continued support of CHSAF and its mission of providing assistance to Catholic High School.

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Message	from	the	President	
Daisy Villasis Montesa
HS-68; BS Chem 73
		
2016 was a busy year with CHSAF activities
and my term of office is coming to an end.
Looking back, the year started with the
“Melodies and Memories” concert of multi-
awarded Filipino pianist, Raul Sunico held at the
Paraclete Auditorium. From this concert CHSAF
raised about 600,000 Php.
In May, the Alumnae Management Corporation
(AMC) officially started managing the college.
CHSAF supports AMC’s projects for the
improvement of the college, the training of
teachers, the efforts in drawing students to
increase enrolment and the subsidy for grades
11 and 12. The funds raised in all CHSAF
projects is used to support these AMC
initiatives.
On July 9th a meeting with the scholars and
their parents was held to discuss the
Memorandum of Agreement which stressed the
scholars’ commitment to the requirements of the
scholarship.
The second fund raiser on November 12th was
the Bingo Family Bonding 5 which was well
attended especially by my HS-68 classmates.
This project raised around 400,000 Php.
Greetings	for a Happy New Year from all of us at the CHSAF Board!
May the Holy Triune God live in our hearts and in the hearts of all men. 	
Two requiem masses were held in June and in
October at the school chapel attended by families
of the deceased alumnae/family members.
On December 3rd, the nuns in Poinsettia had a
Christmas party attended by the board members,
the AMC members, other alumnae and friends.
The sisters enjoyed the program with guest
entertainers followed by a merienda, games and a
raffle (see the December 2016 WE, the Alumnae
Special Edition ).
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the
entire board, the committee chairs, and the
CHSAF secretariat for their support and for the
work they did this year fulfilling their duties.
Continued on p. 2
Looking forward, the Golf Tournament fund
raiser has been organized and planned by the
2016-2017 CHSAF Board for March 20, 2017.
Tickets for the golf tournament and raffle are
now on sale. Sponsorship tickets and packages
have been sent to class representatives. Please
support this project by inviting golf players,
selling raffle tickets and soliciting sponsorship.
The SPIRIT LIVES ON !
With the hustle and bustle of Christmas 2016 still
in the air and with our hopes for another year of
blessings in 2017, we look forward to another
momentous event in our life …
With the theme THE SPIRIT LIVES ON, HS Class
’67 is more than excited to welcome all our
Alumnae – Jubilarians and non-Jubilarians, to
this big event.
		The February 5, 2017 CHSM ALUMNAE HOMECOMING!
Non-Jubilarians may ask for any CHSAF officer at the Registration Desk for assistance.
Tel.	No.	(632)	735-5986	
FB	page:	www.facebook.com/CHSAlumniFoundation	
FB	group:	www.facebook.com/groups/chsaf
In	Memoriam	
SR.	PILAR	GONZALEZ,	SSpS	
Birth:	
Entrance:	
First	Vows:	
Perpetual	Vows:	
Death:	
	
Burial:	
October	12,	1923;	Roxas	City,	Capiz	
June	8,	1955;	Provincial	Mother	House	(PMH),	QC		
May	8,	1958;	PMH,	QC		
May	7,	1964;	PMH,	QC		
December	20,	2016;	Paraclete	Home		
												Community	(PHC)	Quezon		City	
December	23,	2016;	Christ	the	King	Cemetery	
A Celebration of Life
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Her	humility	and	simplicity	even	became	more	evident		aVer	
her	reWrement	from	acWve	service,	when	she	was	assigned	
in	the	Provincial	Mother	House.	She	joyfully	helped	in	the	
Sisters’	 Dining	 Room	 and	 in	 the	 Entrance	 where	 she	
graciously	welcomed	Sisters	and	visitors.	She	lovingly	kept	
her	connecWons	with	the	alumnae.	Gloria	Manalang-Angara,	
an	alumna,	said,	“Losing	Sr.	Pilar	is	like	losing	my	mother	a	
second	Wme.”			
Sr.	Pilar	shared	her	“blessings”	not	only	with	the	Sisters,	but	
with	co-workers	as	well.	 	She	was	consistently	thoughdul,	
noWng	birthdays	of	children	and	grandchildren	of	the	Office	
Staff.	 Her	 every	 act	 of	 thoughdulness	 surely	 must	 have	
brought	her	posiWve	energy,	which	kept	her	clear	and	lucid	
unWl	 her	 last	 breath.	 When	 her	 strength	 was	 waning,	 she	
was	 appointed	 to	 the	 Paraclete	 Home	 Community	 in	
September	2014,	where	she	spent	long	hours	in	prayer,		
When	her	strength	was	waning,	she	was	appointed	to	the	
Paraclete	Home	Community	in	September	2014,	where	she	
spent	 long	 hours	 in	 prayer	 in	 the	 chapel	 aVer	 supper.	
Perhaps,	it	is	not	by	coincidence	then	that	her	wake	is	in	the	
same	chapel.	Maybe,	God	wanted	it	too!	
Con$nued	on	page	8	
																			was	born	to	Consolacion	Aldea	and	
	FlorenWno	Gonzalez,	the	eldest	among	
eight	siblings:	FlorenWno,	Gloria,	Jose,	Cipriano,	Edith,	Mary,	
Maria	Teresa.		She	entered	at	age	32	when	she	was	already	
a	professor	at	the	University	of	Santo	Tomas.	She	took	the	
name	 Sr.	 Constancia	 at	 her	 First	 Profession	 as	 an	 SSpS;		
although	years	past	her	Final	Profession,	she	went	back	to	
her	bapWsmal	name,	Pilar.		
Throughout	her	religious	missionary	life,	Sr.	Pilar	lived	a	life	
of	 constancy,	 of	 steadfastness,	 and	 firmness	 of	 purpose	
especially	 in	 her	 ministry	 as	 academician,	 educator,	 and	
College	 President.	 She	 was	 dedicated	 to	 the	 mission	 of	
educaWon	in	the	CHSM	and	in	Tarlac,	in	Holy	Spirit	Academy	
of	Malolos	(then,	Immaculata	Academy)	and	School	of	the	
Holy	Spirit,	Quezon	City.	She	served	as	Alumnae	Moderator	
for	the	CHSAF.	
We	 all	 remember	 her	 to	 be	 arWculate,	 but	 she	 was	 both	
gentle	and	powerful	in	her	words:		gentle,	not	only	because	
of	 her	 sweet	 or	 “malambing”	 Ilonggo,	 but	 because	 she	
listened	 with	 her	 heart;	 and	 powerful,	 because	 she	 spoke	
with	truthfulness	and	sincerity.		
She was highly respected because she respected each
one, regardless of age or status in life. Despite being a
learned person, she remained simple and humble. She
was friendly and accommodating, warmly receiving
anyone who spoke with her.	
	
Sr. Pilar	
I would like to thank all alumnae for taking time out of your busy
schedules to take part in these fund raising opportunities, for your
generous heart and your trust in us. Thank you all for this special
opportunity to serve as your president in 2016-2017.
As I pass the responsibility to the next president, I do so with
great confidence that she will have CHSAF’s best interest at
heart and will do a wonderful job leading the association next year
towards the fulfillment of its goals. May we count on your support
once more?
Thank you.
FROM	YOUR	ALUMNAE	BOARD	
WE,	the	Alumnae	
Editorial	Board	
	
Remedios S. Dizon Imelda Lopez-Santos
HS-63 HS-69		
Ma. Edwina S. Meily Teresa G. Soliman
HS-79/BSBio-83 BSC-72
Ma. Corazon B. Parco Sr. Eden Panganiban
AB-63/BSE-64 AB/BSE-71, Moderator
Jeseryl Petilo, Assistant
	
Email address:
We.thealumnae@gmail.com
Message	from	the	President						Cont’d	from	P.	1
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CHSAF	BOARD	ACTIVITIES	
November through March 2017
TEAM	BUILDING	and	
CHSAF	Board	Mtg	
November	5,	2016		
Rosemont	Gardens,	Tagaytay		
																											by	Weena	Meily	
BINGO	
November	12,	2016	
							By	Weena	Meily		
Mel	Santos	opened	up	her	Rosemont	
Garden	on	a	day	which	started	with	
a	 wonderful	 meditaWon	 on	
enlightenment,	 conversion	 and	
accepWng	 change.	 A	 meeWng,	 food	
and	games	rounded	up	the	day.	
FROM	YOUR	ALUMNAE	BOARD	
	
	
March	20,	2017		
Santa	Elena	Golf	&	Country	
Club,	Sta.	Rosa,	Laguna		
Contact	Baby	Lim	or		
					Tellie	Francisco	or	the		
																									CHSAF	office.	
GOLF TOURNAMENT	 A Golf	Tournament	will raise funds for the CHSAF scholarship and help
the Alumnae Management Corporation (AMC) finance Grades 11 and 12,
teacher training, and improvement of facilities. This project, aside from
supporting CHSAF, will also give you an opportunity to support your own
class projects. Please extend your support by:
a)  finding sponsors - Sponsorships from Php 20K to 250K – sharing is
50/50 between CHSAF and your Class. All sponsorship of 19K and
below goes to CHSAF.
c)  inviting golf players - Encourage your husband, brothers, colleagues,
and friends to join and play together as a flight of 4 persons. Tickets at
P5,000 will include the green fee, golf cart, lunch and raffle.
c)  selling golf raffle tickets - Raffle tickets for a Tagheuer watch are
P500 each. You as the solicitor will get 30% or P150 thereby remitting
only P350 to CHSAF for each raffle ticket sold. The Raffle is on Mar 20
during the golf tournament.
See	Page	8	for	more	details.		
²  Gold	Sponsor	for	Php250,000/	
1st	Hole/10th	Hole/19th	Hole	
²  Silver	Sponsor	for	Php150,000	
²  Bronze	Sponsor	for	Php100,000	
²  Emerald	Sponsor	for	Php50,000	
²  Ruby	Sponsor	for	Php25,000	
²  Individual	Sponsor/Player	for	
Php10,000	
FROM	YOUR	ALUMNAE	BOARD	
Life	is	like	a	game,	there	will	be	barriers	to	hurdle.	A	team	working	as	
one	 is	 the	 vocaWon	 of	 the	 CHSAF	 team.	 A	 team’s	 strength	 is	 tested	
during	Wmes	of	adversary.	Shall	we	endure	and	carry	out	our	passion	
for	working	for	dear	Alma	Mater?	We	welcome	these	in	our	hearts	as	
we	conWnue	to	fulfill	the	mission.		
Next	Wme	the	Board	needs	a	new	member,	volunteer	to	be	part	of	the	
friendship,	bond,	team	work,	alliance	and	sisterhood	formed	by	this	
special	group	of	women,	all	CHSians!	
what	with	the	trees	on	campus	and	surroundings	bedecked	with	Christmas	
parols,	and	other	ornaments.	It	was	an	opportunity	to	reunite	with	long	lost	
batchmates,	school	friends,	and	truly	“the	warmth	of	friendship	took	the	early	
chill	from	the	air	and	ushered	in	the	spirit	of	the	Christmas	season!”	
Heardelt	graWtude	goes	out	to	the	Bingo	Game	Team,	our	dear	SSpS	sisters,	
and	all	who,	in	one	way	or	another	lent	a	hand	to	make	this	event	possible.			
	
The	Bingo	Family	Bonding	is	one	tradiWon	that	has	
captured	our	hearts	and	has	gonen	everyone	to	
join	in	and	have	fun	while	spreading	a	culture	of	
helping!	November	12th	proved	to	be	a	fesWve	day
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FROM	YOUR	ALUMNAE	BOARD	
CHSAF	BOARD	ACTIVITIES	
		2017	
		HOMECOMING	
Jubilarians	are	in	the	final	
stages	of	their	preparations.	
							College	jubilarians,	be			
																					involved!		
The SPIRIT LIVES ON !
	By Cora B. Sagun HS-67
HOMECOMING						February	5,	2017	
PROGRAM	PROPER	
*  Opening	Number	–	Class	‘67	with	other	
co-jubilarians	will	dance	to	the	tune	of	
“HERE	WE	ARE”		
*  Subsequent	numbers	-		Other	jubilarians	
according	to	the	flow	envisioned	by	VPF	
Productions	
*  Finale	–	“You’ll	Never	Walk	Alone”	by	
Class	‘67	
*  ALMA	MATER	SONG	
FOOD	BOOTHS	will	be	available	
*  Hotdogs,	Pork	Barbecue	
*  Ensaymadas,	brownies,	cupcakes	
*  Coffee	and	pastries	
LUNCH	
*  COST	–	P500.00	per	Head	
*  TABLES	–	Color	Coded	
*  Reservations	Needed	–	contact	your	Class	Rep	
SCHEDULE	OF	PHOTO	OP	
*  1:15	PM					GOLD																‘67	
*  1:30												PLATINUM						‘52	
*  1:40												DIAMOND							‘57	
*  1:50												EMERALD								‘62	
*  2:00											SAPPHIRE								‘72	
*  2:10												RUBY																‘77	
*  2:20											CORAL														‘82	
*  2:30											COLLEGE	GOLDEN	JUBILARIANS	
With	the	hustle	and	bustle	of	Christmas	2016	sMll	
in	the	air	and	with	our	hopes	for	another	year	of	
blessings	in	2017,	we	look	forward	to	another	
momentous	event	in	our	life	…	February	5,	2017	
the	CHS	ALUMNAE	HOMECOMING.				
With	the	theme	THE	SPIRIT	LIVES	ON,	HS	Class	’67	
is	more	than	excited	to	welcome	all	our	Alumnae	
in	this	big	event.		
	
We	are	also	reminding	our	alumnae	to	pay	the	
annual	alumnae	fee	which	will	enMtle	them	to	a	
raffle	Mcket.		The	raffle	will	be	held	during	the	
homecoming	program.	Your	a[endance	is	
required	to	claim	the	prizes:	domesMc	air	travel,	
hotel	accommodaMon,	and	gi_	cerMficates.		
We	encourage	everyone	to	a[end	and	share	the	
fun	and	laughter	of	being	with	friends	from	
school.		This	is	a	Mme	to	see	friends	of	yesteryears	
…	20	to	30	or	50	plus	years	ago.		This	is	the	Mme	to	
feel	young	again	as	we	walk	through	the	halls	of	
our	Alma	Mater!	
DAY	SCHEDULE:	
²  8:00	AM 	REGISTRATION	(by	HS-68)	
²  10:00	AM 	HOLY	MASS	
²  11:00	AM 	PRESIDENT’S	REPORT	
²  12:00	NN 	LUNCH	AT	THE	GYM	
²  1:15	PM 	PHOTO	OP	for	all	Jubilarians	
²  2:45	PM 	PROGRAM	
²  4:15	PM 	END	OF	PROGRAM	
Jubilarians	and	Non-Jubilarians,	JOIN	and	be	COUNTED!
What	the	Workshop	Intended	to	Accomplish			
The	first	Workshop	was	designed	to	build	a	strong	spiritual	
foundation	in	teachers.			Hence	the	theme:	Values	Education:	
Awakening	and	Cultivating	the	Spirit	Within		
			
The	Workshop	led	the	teacher	to	touch	the	Truth	---	the	Spirit	
within	---	where	one’s	true	identity	resides.		
		
The	participants	were	led	to	journey	into	the	inner	self	by	
revisiting	their	personal	history	---	taking	a	monastic	walk,	picking	
up	a	stone	that	speaks	to	them	of	their	story,	and	making	a	
pathway	to	God.	They	were	led	to	celebrate	their	personhood,	
and	share	the	struggles	as	well.	Most	importantly,	they	were	
guided	to	discern	and	prioritize	their	values.		
The	VERITAS	Project	
On	 the	 occasion	 of	 their	 Jubillee	 Year	
2016,	 HS	 Class	 ’66	 presented	 the	 SSpS	
congregaWon	with	their	Legacy	GiV	---	a	
five-year	 program	 of	 values	 educaWon	
for	 teachers	 of	 six	 Holy	 Spirit	 Schools.		
The	GiV	is	called	VERITAS,	which	stands	
for	 Values	 EducaMon	 Renewal:	
Inspiring	Truth,	Awakening	Spirituality.		
The	 GIFT	 OF	 VALUES	 was	 Class	 66’s	
inspiraWon	for	its	Legacy	GiV	by	way	of	
sharing	 the	 blessings	 of	 their	 CHS	
educaWon	 with	 future	 generaWons	 of	
Holy	Spirit	alumnae.				
		
By	 reaching	 out	 to	 teachers	 as	
instruments	 of	 the	 giV,	 the	 benefits	 of	
values-educaWon	 can	 mulWply	 a	
hundredfold	to	students	who	will	come	
under	 their	 tutelage.	 	 The	 values	 that	
the	teachers	will	impart	will	last	beyond	
the	 life	 of	 the	 Holy	 Spirit	 schools	 as	
insWtuWons.	The	Program	will	plant	the	
seeds	that	will	bear	fruit	a	hundredfold.	
The	 Legacy	 GiV	 is	 a	 GIFT	 THAT	
CONTINUES	TO	GIVE.	
															planted	the	seeds	of	our			
Legacy	Project	on	14-15	October	2016.			
Thirty	(30)	Basic	Education	teachers		
attended	our	first	VERITAS	Workshop	at	the	Holy		
Spirit	Mission	Service	Center	in	Tagaytay	City.	
Half	of	the	participants	came	from	as	far	as	the	Holy	Spirit	Academy	
in	Irosin	(travelling	10	hours),	College	of	the	Holy	Spirit	Tarlac,	and	
Holy	Spirit	Academy,	Malolos.	The	rest	were	from	School	of	the	Holy	
Spirit	in	Quezon	City,	Cubao,	and	College	of	the	Holy	Spirit	Manila.	
	Most	of	the	teachers	were	very	young	–	in	their	20’s;	very	vibrant,	
idealistic,	full	of	energy!	The	more	senior	ones	were	the	Formation	
Coordinators.		
	Sister	Genoveva	Salva,	SSpS	Superintendent	of	Schools	and	Basic	
Education	Principal	of	Holy	Spirit	Academy	of	Malolos,	and	Sister	
Polo,	Basic	Education	Principal	of	Holy	Spirit	Academy	of	Irosin	also	
participated.	
THE	VERITAS	PROJECT:	PLANTING	THE	SEEDS	
HS-66	Legacy:	A	Gift	that	Continues	to	Give	
By	Carolina	T.	De	los	Santos-Guina,	HS-66	
Here	they	are	at	the	end	of	the	workshop…		
the	seeds	that	will	bear	fruit	a	hundred-fold!	
Standing	in	the	second	row	are:	Sister	Genie	Salva	
(Superintendent	 of	 Holy	 Spirit	 Schools	 and	 Basic	
EducaWon	 Principal	 of	 Holy	 Spirit	 Academy	 of	
Malolos);	Sr.	Ester	Polo,	Basic	EducaWon	Principal	of	
Holy	 Spirit	 Academy	 of	 Irosin;	 Annie	 Qiumbo-
Villaruz,	 VERITAS	 	 Team	 (9th	 from	 leV),	 then,	
Charito	Canon-Garcia	(Lead	Facilitator),	Carol	de	los	
Santos-Guina,	 VERITAS	 Team,	 Amy	 Tolosa	
Duremdes	FormaWon	Coordinator,	CHSM,	and	Eve	
Nera,	VERITAS	Team	(far	right).				
We	

F E A T U R E 	
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…	picking	up	the	
stone	that	speaks	to	
me	of	my	story	and…	
The	Teacher:		
Being	and	Becoming	
The	 teacher	 teaches	 who	 he	
is.	 Good	 teaching	 emerges	
from	 one’s	 inner	 reality	 or	
being	 which	 is	 his/her	 true	
idenWty.	 This	 is	 then	
projected	 in	 one’s	 way	 of	
being,	teaching,	and	living		in	
her	 students	 and	 subjects.	
Teaching	therefore	cannot	be	
reduced	 to	 good	 techniques;	
it	 comes	 from	 one’s	 truth	
within;	one’s	core	being.	
Continued	from	previous	page…	
	
Ms.	Charito-Canon	Garcia,	HS	Class	’61,	was	lead	facilitator.			She	inspired	
the	participants	with	the	depth	of	her	insights	and	the	sharing	of	her	own	
experiences	and	personal	story.	
	
The Workshop led the participants to Journey into the Inner Self: 	
The	First	of	Five	Workshops		
The	 Workshop	 is	 the	 first	 step	 in	 the	 five-year	 training	 program	 under	 the	
VERITAS	 Project.	 The	 participants	 for	 the	 three	 year	 program	 2016-2018	 will	
comprise	a	cohort,	meaning	the	same	group	of	teachers	from	the	six	schools	will	
participate	in	all	modules.	By	coming	together	to	learn	each	year,	the	teachers	
will	 develop	 a	 sense	 of	 community	 as	 they	 go	 through	 a	 shared	 experience	 in	
growing	their	knowledge	and	skills	base.		It	is	envisaged	that	by	the	end	of	the	5	
year	program,	a	well-trained	core	of	Holy	Spirit	teachers	can	reach	out	to	other	
teachers,	primarily	those	in	the	public	schools,	to	promote	values	education.			
	Year	1:	2016	
		Being	and	Becoming:	Self	Awareness	and	Self	CreaWon	–	the	
		focus	is	on	the	person	of	the	teacher	
Year	2:	2017	
		Building	Competencies	for	Values	EducaWon	–	the	focus	is	on		
		the	teacher’s	skills	in	developing	values	(pedagogy)	
Year	3:	2018	
		Developing	ConnecWons	and	Shared	Learning	–	the	focus	is	on	
		the	teacher’s	relaWonships	beyond	the	classroom—involving	
		parents,	peers,	the	school,	the	community.	
	Year	4:	2019	
		Training	the	trainors	–	we	select	from	among	the	trainees	in	
		Years	1-3,	those	with	potenWal	to	be	trained	as	“trainors”	in	
		values	educaWon	as	a	way	of	ensuring	project	sustainability	
	Year	5:	2020	
		Outreach	–	Holy	Spirit	Schools	teachers	reach	out	to	train	peers	
		in	their	respecWve	schools,	as	well	as	those	in	public	schools	
		within	their	community	
VERITAS is an acronym for
VALUES EDUCATION RENEWAL: INSPIRING TRUTH, AWAKENING SPIRITUALITY
…making	a	
pathway	to	
God...		
THE	VERITAS	PROJECT:	PLANTING	THE	SEEDS	
		
F E A T U R E 	
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We the Alumnae - January 2017

  • 1. Message from the President Daisy Villasis Montesa HS-68; BS Chem 73 2016 was a busy year with CHSAF activities and my term of office is coming to an end. Looking back, the year started with the “Melodies and Memories” concert of multi- awarded Filipino pianist, Raul Sunico held at the Paraclete Auditorium. From this concert CHSAF raised about 600,000 Php. In May, the Alumnae Management Corporation (AMC) officially started managing the college. CHSAF supports AMC’s projects for the improvement of the college, the training of teachers, the efforts in drawing students to increase enrolment and the subsidy for grades 11 and 12. The funds raised in all CHSAF projects is used to support these AMC initiatives. On July 9th a meeting with the scholars and their parents was held to discuss the Memorandum of Agreement which stressed the scholars’ commitment to the requirements of the scholarship. The second fund raiser on November 12th was the Bingo Family Bonding 5 which was well attended especially by my HS-68 classmates. This project raised around 400,000 Php. Greetings for a Happy New Year from all of us at the CHSAF Board! May the Holy Triune God live in our hearts and in the hearts of all men. Two requiem masses were held in June and in October at the school chapel attended by families of the deceased alumnae/family members. On December 3rd, the nuns in Poinsettia had a Christmas party attended by the board members, the AMC members, other alumnae and friends. The sisters enjoyed the program with guest entertainers followed by a merienda, games and a raffle (see the December 2016 WE, the Alumnae Special Edition ). I would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire board, the committee chairs, and the CHSAF secretariat for their support and for the work they did this year fulfilling their duties. Continued on p. 2 Looking forward, the Golf Tournament fund raiser has been organized and planned by the 2016-2017 CHSAF Board for March 20, 2017. Tickets for the golf tournament and raffle are now on sale. Sponsorship tickets and packages have been sent to class representatives. Please support this project by inviting golf players, selling raffle tickets and soliciting sponsorship. The SPIRIT LIVES ON ! With the hustle and bustle of Christmas 2016 still in the air and with our hopes for another year of blessings in 2017, we look forward to another momentous event in our life … With the theme THE SPIRIT LIVES ON, HS Class ’67 is more than excited to welcome all our Alumnae – Jubilarians and non-Jubilarians, to this big event. The February 5, 2017 CHSM ALUMNAE HOMECOMING! Non-Jubilarians may ask for any CHSAF officer at the Registration Desk for assistance. Tel. No. (632) 735-5986 FB page: www.facebook.com/CHSAlumniFoundation FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/chsaf
  • 2. In Memoriam SR. PILAR GONZALEZ, SSpS Birth: Entrance: First Vows: Perpetual Vows: Death: Burial: October 12, 1923; Roxas City, Capiz June 8, 1955; Provincial Mother House (PMH), QC May 8, 1958; PMH, QC May 7, 1964; PMH, QC December 20, 2016; Paraclete Home Community (PHC) Quezon City December 23, 2016; Christ the King Cemetery A Celebration of Life 2 Her humility and simplicity even became more evident aVer her reWrement from acWve service, when she was assigned in the Provincial Mother House. She joyfully helped in the Sisters’ Dining Room and in the Entrance where she graciously welcomed Sisters and visitors. She lovingly kept her connecWons with the alumnae. Gloria Manalang-Angara, an alumna, said, “Losing Sr. Pilar is like losing my mother a second Wme.” Sr. Pilar shared her “blessings” not only with the Sisters, but with co-workers as well. She was consistently thoughdul, noWng birthdays of children and grandchildren of the Office Staff. Her every act of thoughdulness surely must have brought her posiWve energy, which kept her clear and lucid unWl her last breath. When her strength was waning, she was appointed to the Paraclete Home Community in September 2014, where she spent long hours in prayer, When her strength was waning, she was appointed to the Paraclete Home Community in September 2014, where she spent long hours in prayer in the chapel aVer supper. Perhaps, it is not by coincidence then that her wake is in the same chapel. Maybe, God wanted it too! Con$nued on page 8 was born to Consolacion Aldea and FlorenWno Gonzalez, the eldest among eight siblings: FlorenWno, Gloria, Jose, Cipriano, Edith, Mary, Maria Teresa. She entered at age 32 when she was already a professor at the University of Santo Tomas. She took the name Sr. Constancia at her First Profession as an SSpS; although years past her Final Profession, she went back to her bapWsmal name, Pilar. Throughout her religious missionary life, Sr. Pilar lived a life of constancy, of steadfastness, and firmness of purpose especially in her ministry as academician, educator, and College President. She was dedicated to the mission of educaWon in the CHSM and in Tarlac, in Holy Spirit Academy of Malolos (then, Immaculata Academy) and School of the Holy Spirit, Quezon City. She served as Alumnae Moderator for the CHSAF. We all remember her to be arWculate, but she was both gentle and powerful in her words: gentle, not only because of her sweet or “malambing” Ilonggo, but because she listened with her heart; and powerful, because she spoke with truthfulness and sincerity. She was highly respected because she respected each one, regardless of age or status in life. Despite being a learned person, she remained simple and humble. She was friendly and accommodating, warmly receiving anyone who spoke with her. Sr. Pilar I would like to thank all alumnae for taking time out of your busy schedules to take part in these fund raising opportunities, for your generous heart and your trust in us. Thank you all for this special opportunity to serve as your president in 2016-2017. As I pass the responsibility to the next president, I do so with great confidence that she will have CHSAF’s best interest at heart and will do a wonderful job leading the association next year towards the fulfillment of its goals. May we count on your support once more? Thank you. FROM YOUR ALUMNAE BOARD WE, the Alumnae Editorial Board Remedios S. Dizon Imelda Lopez-Santos HS-63 HS-69 Ma. Edwina S. Meily Teresa G. Soliman HS-79/BSBio-83 BSC-72 Ma. Corazon B. Parco Sr. Eden Panganiban AB-63/BSE-64 AB/BSE-71, Moderator Jeseryl Petilo, Assistant Email address: We.thealumnae@gmail.com Message from the President Cont’d from P. 1
  • 3. 3 CHSAF BOARD ACTIVITIES November through March 2017 TEAM BUILDING and CHSAF Board Mtg November 5, 2016 Rosemont Gardens, Tagaytay by Weena Meily BINGO November 12, 2016 By Weena Meily Mel Santos opened up her Rosemont Garden on a day which started with a wonderful meditaWon on enlightenment, conversion and accepWng change. A meeWng, food and games rounded up the day. FROM YOUR ALUMNAE BOARD March 20, 2017 Santa Elena Golf & Country Club, Sta. Rosa, Laguna Contact Baby Lim or Tellie Francisco or the CHSAF office. GOLF TOURNAMENT A Golf Tournament will raise funds for the CHSAF scholarship and help the Alumnae Management Corporation (AMC) finance Grades 11 and 12, teacher training, and improvement of facilities. This project, aside from supporting CHSAF, will also give you an opportunity to support your own class projects. Please extend your support by: a)  finding sponsors - Sponsorships from Php 20K to 250K – sharing is 50/50 between CHSAF and your Class. All sponsorship of 19K and below goes to CHSAF. c)  inviting golf players - Encourage your husband, brothers, colleagues, and friends to join and play together as a flight of 4 persons. Tickets at P5,000 will include the green fee, golf cart, lunch and raffle. c)  selling golf raffle tickets - Raffle tickets for a Tagheuer watch are P500 each. You as the solicitor will get 30% or P150 thereby remitting only P350 to CHSAF for each raffle ticket sold. The Raffle is on Mar 20 during the golf tournament. See Page 8 for more details. ²  Gold Sponsor for Php250,000/ 1st Hole/10th Hole/19th Hole ²  Silver Sponsor for Php150,000 ²  Bronze Sponsor for Php100,000 ²  Emerald Sponsor for Php50,000 ²  Ruby Sponsor for Php25,000 ²  Individual Sponsor/Player for Php10,000 FROM YOUR ALUMNAE BOARD Life is like a game, there will be barriers to hurdle. A team working as one is the vocaWon of the CHSAF team. A team’s strength is tested during Wmes of adversary. Shall we endure and carry out our passion for working for dear Alma Mater? We welcome these in our hearts as we conWnue to fulfill the mission. Next Wme the Board needs a new member, volunteer to be part of the friendship, bond, team work, alliance and sisterhood formed by this special group of women, all CHSians! what with the trees on campus and surroundings bedecked with Christmas parols, and other ornaments. It was an opportunity to reunite with long lost batchmates, school friends, and truly “the warmth of friendship took the early chill from the air and ushered in the spirit of the Christmas season!” Heardelt graWtude goes out to the Bingo Game Team, our dear SSpS sisters, and all who, in one way or another lent a hand to make this event possible. The Bingo Family Bonding is one tradiWon that has captured our hearts and has gonen everyone to join in and have fun while spreading a culture of helping! November 12th proved to be a fesWve day
  • 4. 4 FROM YOUR ALUMNAE BOARD CHSAF BOARD ACTIVITIES 2017 HOMECOMING Jubilarians are in the final stages of their preparations. College jubilarians, be involved! The SPIRIT LIVES ON ! By Cora B. Sagun HS-67 HOMECOMING February 5, 2017 PROGRAM PROPER *  Opening Number – Class ‘67 with other co-jubilarians will dance to the tune of “HERE WE ARE” *  Subsequent numbers - Other jubilarians according to the flow envisioned by VPF Productions *  Finale – “You’ll Never Walk Alone” by Class ‘67 *  ALMA MATER SONG FOOD BOOTHS will be available *  Hotdogs, Pork Barbecue *  Ensaymadas, brownies, cupcakes *  Coffee and pastries LUNCH *  COST – P500.00 per Head *  TABLES – Color Coded *  Reservations Needed – contact your Class Rep SCHEDULE OF PHOTO OP *  1:15 PM GOLD ‘67 *  1:30 PLATINUM ‘52 *  1:40 DIAMOND ‘57 *  1:50 EMERALD ‘62 *  2:00 SAPPHIRE ‘72 *  2:10 RUBY ‘77 *  2:20 CORAL ‘82 *  2:30 COLLEGE GOLDEN JUBILARIANS With the hustle and bustle of Christmas 2016 sMll in the air and with our hopes for another year of blessings in 2017, we look forward to another momentous event in our life … February 5, 2017 the CHS ALUMNAE HOMECOMING. With the theme THE SPIRIT LIVES ON, HS Class ’67 is more than excited to welcome all our Alumnae in this big event. We are also reminding our alumnae to pay the annual alumnae fee which will enMtle them to a raffle Mcket. The raffle will be held during the homecoming program. Your a[endance is required to claim the prizes: domesMc air travel, hotel accommodaMon, and gi_ cerMficates. We encourage everyone to a[end and share the fun and laughter of being with friends from school. This is a Mme to see friends of yesteryears … 20 to 30 or 50 plus years ago. This is the Mme to feel young again as we walk through the halls of our Alma Mater! DAY SCHEDULE: ²  8:00 AM REGISTRATION (by HS-68) ²  10:00 AM HOLY MASS ²  11:00 AM PRESIDENT’S REPORT ²  12:00 NN LUNCH AT THE GYM ²  1:15 PM PHOTO OP for all Jubilarians ²  2:45 PM PROGRAM ²  4:15 PM END OF PROGRAM Jubilarians and Non-Jubilarians, JOIN and be COUNTED!
  • 5. What the Workshop Intended to Accomplish The first Workshop was designed to build a strong spiritual foundation in teachers. Hence the theme: Values Education: Awakening and Cultivating the Spirit Within The Workshop led the teacher to touch the Truth --- the Spirit within --- where one’s true identity resides. The participants were led to journey into the inner self by revisiting their personal history --- taking a monastic walk, picking up a stone that speaks to them of their story, and making a pathway to God. They were led to celebrate their personhood, and share the struggles as well. Most importantly, they were guided to discern and prioritize their values. The VERITAS Project On the occasion of their Jubillee Year 2016, HS Class ’66 presented the SSpS congregaWon with their Legacy GiV --- a five-year program of values educaWon for teachers of six Holy Spirit Schools. The GiV is called VERITAS, which stands for Values EducaMon Renewal: Inspiring Truth, Awakening Spirituality. The GIFT OF VALUES was Class 66’s inspiraWon for its Legacy GiV by way of sharing the blessings of their CHS educaWon with future generaWons of Holy Spirit alumnae. By reaching out to teachers as instruments of the giV, the benefits of values-educaWon can mulWply a hundredfold to students who will come under their tutelage. The values that the teachers will impart will last beyond the life of the Holy Spirit schools as insWtuWons. The Program will plant the seeds that will bear fruit a hundredfold. The Legacy GiV is a GIFT THAT CONTINUES TO GIVE. planted the seeds of our Legacy Project on 14-15 October 2016. Thirty (30) Basic Education teachers attended our first VERITAS Workshop at the Holy Spirit Mission Service Center in Tagaytay City. Half of the participants came from as far as the Holy Spirit Academy in Irosin (travelling 10 hours), College of the Holy Spirit Tarlac, and Holy Spirit Academy, Malolos. The rest were from School of the Holy Spirit in Quezon City, Cubao, and College of the Holy Spirit Manila. Most of the teachers were very young – in their 20’s; very vibrant, idealistic, full of energy! The more senior ones were the Formation Coordinators. Sister Genoveva Salva, SSpS Superintendent of Schools and Basic Education Principal of Holy Spirit Academy of Malolos, and Sister Polo, Basic Education Principal of Holy Spirit Academy of Irosin also participated. THE VERITAS PROJECT: PLANTING THE SEEDS HS-66 Legacy: A Gift that Continues to Give By Carolina T. De los Santos-Guina, HS-66 Here they are at the end of the workshop… the seeds that will bear fruit a hundred-fold! Standing in the second row are: Sister Genie Salva (Superintendent of Holy Spirit Schools and Basic EducaWon Principal of Holy Spirit Academy of Malolos); Sr. Ester Polo, Basic EducaWon Principal of Holy Spirit Academy of Irosin; Annie Qiumbo- Villaruz, VERITAS Team (9th from leV), then, Charito Canon-Garcia (Lead Facilitator), Carol de los Santos-Guina, VERITAS Team, Amy Tolosa Duremdes FormaWon Coordinator, CHSM, and Eve Nera, VERITAS Team (far right). We F E A T U R E 5
  • 6. … picking up the stone that speaks to me of my story and… The Teacher: Being and Becoming The teacher teaches who he is. Good teaching emerges from one’s inner reality or being which is his/her true idenWty. This is then projected in one’s way of being, teaching, and living in her students and subjects. Teaching therefore cannot be reduced to good techniques; it comes from one’s truth within; one’s core being. Continued from previous page… Ms. Charito-Canon Garcia, HS Class ’61, was lead facilitator. She inspired the participants with the depth of her insights and the sharing of her own experiences and personal story. The Workshop led the participants to Journey into the Inner Self: The First of Five Workshops The Workshop is the first step in the five-year training program under the VERITAS Project. The participants for the three year program 2016-2018 will comprise a cohort, meaning the same group of teachers from the six schools will participate in all modules. By coming together to learn each year, the teachers will develop a sense of community as they go through a shared experience in growing their knowledge and skills base. It is envisaged that by the end of the 5 year program, a well-trained core of Holy Spirit teachers can reach out to other teachers, primarily those in the public schools, to promote values education. Year 1: 2016 Being and Becoming: Self Awareness and Self CreaWon – the focus is on the person of the teacher Year 2: 2017 Building Competencies for Values EducaWon – the focus is on the teacher’s skills in developing values (pedagogy) Year 3: 2018 Developing ConnecWons and Shared Learning – the focus is on the teacher’s relaWonships beyond the classroom—involving parents, peers, the school, the community. Year 4: 2019 Training the trainors – we select from among the trainees in Years 1-3, those with potenWal to be trained as “trainors” in values educaWon as a way of ensuring project sustainability Year 5: 2020 Outreach – Holy Spirit Schools teachers reach out to train peers in their respecWve schools, as well as those in public schools within their community VERITAS is an acronym for VALUES EDUCATION RENEWAL: INSPIRING TRUTH, AWAKENING SPIRITUALITY …making a pathway to God... THE VERITAS PROJECT: PLANTING THE SEEDS F E A T U R E 6
  • 7. Rosario (Charrie) Lim HS-63/BSFN-67 LIFESTYLE – F O O D LIFESTYLE FOOD I encountered a lot of birth pains in that I had to oversee purchasing, which meant going to the seaside market at 6 in the morning, rain or shine, to buy fresh seafood. I was doing that for about a month unWl my assistant was fully trained, and I had learned the prevailing prices of the items we bought, and how to ensure the fresh quality of the seafood. I had to personally handle any cash transacWon during the operaWng hours of lunch and dinner. During off hours, the paperwork in the back office had to be done. This was my daily grind for 6 years unWl we encountered behavioral problems with the Hongkong kitchen crew. We decided to close shop. In 1984 my Kuya decided to open SUGI, a Japanese restaurant in Greenbelt. We are now running 33 years, and SUGI has become a byword in Japanese cuisine. My CHS degree in foods and nutriWon has certainly propped me in restaurant management, both in micro and macro management. Virtues insWlled by the nuns and teachers, like tenacity, honesty, humility, courtesy, all come into play in my work. As the customer is always right, we have to be humble and apologize courteously to the guest for errors of servers. experience in running a restaurant dates back to 1977 when my Kuya decided to open a Chinese restaurant with some friends. That was the start of Mr. Ho Chinese Restaurant with the five imported Cantonese chefs from Hongkong. NUTRIGENOMICS BIG WORDS – HUGE BENEFITS The science of using nutrition and naturally occurring compounds to affect gene behavior and attack the root causes of cellular aging… titaD The saWsfacWon of customers comes first and foremost i n r u n n i n g a r e s t a u r a n t . Nothing is more rewarding than to g e t p o s i W v e f e e d b a c k a n d kudos from people who dine with us. SUGI, Makati Ma. Lourdes (Lolotte) Siy- Salavarrieta HS-63/BSFN-67 Foodborne bacteria can’t be seen, tasted or smelled. These microorganisms can make you sick if ingested, and they spread through contact with cutting boards, utensils, countertops and food. Prevent cross-contaminaWon by keeping surfaces clean with hot water and soap before and aVer preparing each food item. As extra precauWon, saniWze surfaces with a soluWon of 1 TBSP unscented liquid chlorine bleach in a gallon of cold water. Allow to air dry for 30 seconds. Keep your fridge clean – wipe spills and clean the inside with hot water and liquid soap. SaniWze as well. Con$nued next page Essential Food Handling Practices to make your home safe and clean… S U G I FERL (Food Establishment Resource Library); had her own consulting business – ABC Food Safety Consulting, LLC servicing failing restaurants to bring them to 'A' grade and high-end restaurants to maintain their 'A' status through education and mock health inspections. She was a dietitian prior to this career change. Photo shows a Cuban restaurant owner receiving his Cer$ficate of Health Inspec$on from LoloBe. olotte worked for the SNHD (Southern Nevada Health District) as a Health Inspector for 10 years; and served as committee member for My L 7
  • 8. 8 LIFESTYLE – F O O D LIFESTYLE FOOD From previous page Handwashing: How? Wet your hands with warm running water and apply soap. Rub your hands together to make a lather and scrub well including under your nails. Rub for at least 15 seconds - about the time it takes to sing the “Happy Birthday” song. Rinse hands well. Dry hands using a clean cloth or paper towel. When? Before eating; before, during and after preparing food; after handling uncooked eggs or raw meat, poultry or seafood (or their juices); after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing; after touching an animal or animal waste; after touching garbage; or after using the toilet. It is Safer to Separate Improper handling of foods can create an inviting environment for cross-contamination, thus spreading harmful bacteria throughout the kitchen. • Separate raw meat, poultry, seafood and eggs from other foods in the refrigerator. Place them in containers or sealed plasWc bags on the bonom shelf. If not to be used within a few days, freeze them. Date packages up to a 7 day shelf life if maintaining temperature at <41°F. Refrigerate or freeze perishables, prepared foods and leVovers within two hours of purchase or use. • Use separate cutting boards: one for fresh produce, another for raw meat, poultry and seafood. 2 • Never place cooked food back on a plate that previously held raw meat, poultry, seafood or eggs. Safely Marinate Sauce that is used to marinate raw meat, poultry or seafood should not be used on cooked food unless it is boiled first to destroy any harmful bacteria. THE THAW LAW Thaw food in the refrigerator, never at room temperature. For a quick thaw, submerge food in cold water in an airWght package or thaw in the microwave if you will be cooking it immediately. DIVIDE & CONQUER Separate large amounts of leVovers into small, shallow containers for quicker cooling in the refrigerator. AVOID THE PACK ATTACK Do not over-stuff the refrigerator. Cold air must circulate to keep food safe. ROTATE BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE Use or discard chilled foods on a regular basis. Check the USDA Cold Storage chart available at http://www.foodsafety.gov/~fsg/f01chart.html DON’T GO TOO LOW As you approach 32˚F ice crystals can begin to form and lower the quality of some foods such as raw fruits, vegetables and eggs. Source: Fight Back Consumer EducaWon program. www.fightbac.org GOLF TOURNAMENT F o r a n y a n d a l l informaWon, get in touch w i t h y o u r C l a s s RepresentaMve or CHSAF Secretariat c/o Cora Parco and Jes PeWllo at 735-5986, Mobile# 0927 271 9325 or email When her strength was waning, she was appointed to the Paraclete Home Community in September 2014, where she spent long hours in prayer, in the chapel aVer supper. Perhaps, it is not by coincidence then that her wake is in the same chapel. Maybe, God wanted it too! Sr. Pilar valued the relaWonships she had with every person who was part of her life. She treasured her family and friends, her students and the alumnae, her mission and the people she encountered in all her assignments. What put Sr. Pilar head and shoulders above the rest was not her academic achievements (her Doctorate Studies, nor the LaWn Doctorate Studies, nor the LaWn Honors that came with them – “ S u m m a c u m l a u d e ” a n d “MeriWssimus”), nor the posiWons she held. What put her in a league of her own was an edifying kindness and generosity, a truly loving and thoughdul spirit that was constant because of her own experience of a faithful, constant, and compassionate God. We pause for a moment, and thank God for the giV of Sr. Pilar. In this season of Christmas, we imagine her singing: “I’ll be home for Christmas… where the ‘Love Light’ beams…” Sr. Rosa Angelica Libron, SSpS A Celebration of Life, Sr. Pilar con$nued from Page 1 chsafsecretariat2@yahoo.com and/or Comminee Chair, Rosemarie “Baby” Miranda-Lim at 585-6797/ 727-7173, Mobile #s 0917-314 3352 / 0 9 4 7 - 7 2 3 - 9 6 7 9 o r e m a i l lim.rml@gmail.com and Co-Chair, Natalia “Tellie” Francisco at 893-0002, Mobile# 0917-825 7378 or email tellie@mangotours.com
  • 9. Junior Enterprisers’ Club The Junior Enterprisers’ Club is an organization solely for the commerce students. It offers the students opportunities to practice their knowledge and skills. For one of its projects, the JEC formed the mini-store, the CHS Consumers’ Cooperative Workshop. This was open to the faculty and student body alike. Pres Corazon Ybanez, VP Internal Virginia Ramos, VP External Doris Yang Secretary Purita Warren, Treasurer Ma. Lourdes Araos, PRO Socorro Bautista Fashion in the early 60s Hairbands and bows, below- the-kneecap hemlines, low- heeled pumps, small purses… The bust of St. Arnold Janssen stands guard at the school entrance. To be included, submit your old high- school or college group pictures to we.thealumnae@gmail.com How many of these Alumnae can you identify? Make your guesses and comments in www.facebook.com/groups/chsaf FEATURE: N O S T A L G I A 9
  • 10. FEATURE: N O S T A L G I A 4th Grade, taken about 1972 How many of these Alumnae can you identify? Make your guesses and comments in www.facebook.com/groups/chsaf 10
  • 11. 11 WE SERVE Carmen Dayrit-Padilla HS-59 From the EAFF Facebook Carmen D. Padilla, the president of the InternaWonal OrganizaWon of Folk Art – IOV World, has been awarded with Diploma and the Honorable sign of the European AssociaWon of Folklore FesWvals – EAFF. The highest award was bestowed personally by the president of the AssociaWon – Kaloyan Nikolov. Mrs. Padilla is one of the big names in the field of world folklore arts. She visited the Old capital of Bulgaria on invitaWon of EAFF. Carmen D. Padilla gave a lecture in the St. Cyril and St. Methodius University on the “Role of young people in preservaWon of cultural heritage.” She introduced the acWvity and structure of IOV to the teachers, students and supporters of the preservaWon and promoWon of folk tradiWons. She presented the highlights of the organizaWon's acWviWes around the world and in parWcular the acWvity of young people in organizing youth fesWvals of arts and the support of many insWtuWons and organizaWons. Mrs. Padilla stated during the lecture… Jane Addams, the pioneering American social reformer and women's rights activist, was instrumental in bringing the needs of mothers and children to greater public awareness. In recognition of her contributions to the social good, she became the first American woman and the second woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931. She is recognized as the founder of the social work profession in the United States. Born in Illinois in 1860, Addams was inspired by Charles Dickens' writing on the lives of the poor to spend her life helping those in need. “I saw but one glaring truth: These are not natural disasters but man-made tragedies for which there is only one man-made soluWon – peace.” -Audrey Hepburn- Actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn is considered a screen legend in American cinema. She was also deeply involved in humanitarian work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. She participated in field mission trips around the world and helped raise global awareness of humanitarian crises in countries ranging from Ethiopia to Guatemala. She remained hopeful about the future and especially about the impact of UNICEF's work. As she once observed, "Anyone who doesn't believe in miracles is not a realist. FEATURE: W E S E R V E Mrs. Padilla expressed her joy from what she experienced during her visit in Old Bulgarian capital: “I am impressed from the old town, old commercial street and the Museum of Bulgarian Revival and Cons$tuent Assembly. The “Sound and Light” spectacle was something unique. The town has all the aspects of culture combined with the modern life.” AVer the official part of the meeWng, giVs were exchanged: Carmen Padilla received giVs, while she gave a Filipino souvenir – a carving depicWng the sun, adopted as a symbol of happiness in the island country. The man who gives little with a smile gives more than the man who gives much with a frown. -Jewish proverb “Harmony, peаce, mutual understanding and respect of other culture! If people who make the decisions look in our direction, they will find out that we can stop wars. When we serve our community to preserve the traditions and our identity as a nation, we should think about how to be effective in the field of our work.”
  • 12. 12 WE SERVE 2 Rebecca Dizon-Fuentes HS-63 “I am utterly blessed, honoured and privileged to be one amongst the Founders! I consider ICanServe the greatest legacy of my life, next to my family.” ICanServe FoundaWon, Inc. was founded in 1999 by four breast cancer survivors: Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala, Crisann Celdran, Becky Fuentes and Bet LazaWn. The four friends saw the need to provide support and informaWon to women who are newly dignosed, are on cancer treatments, and are in remission navigaWng through their “new normal” life. In 2000 and 2003, ICANSERVE published a book lisWng the resources available to the Philippine breast cancer survivor. In 2005, ICANSERVE staged Silver Linings, the first naWonal breast cancer forum and homecoming for their survivors. In 2008, ICANSERVE refined its mission to promoWng early detecWon. It started the first comprehensive community-based breast cancer screening program called A$ng Dibdibin. I can hope, dream, lead, win, survive, and serve Becky, with Rene, an airline captain for over 40 years, lived in Jakarta, Singapore, and in Manila which they now call home. Christina Martinez- del Rosario HS-59/ABA-61 www.icanservefounda$on.org FEATURE: W E S E R V E their respecWve assignments. For ten days, my service has been in the kitchen: serving sick and disabled pilgrims in the dining rooms, washing and drying dishes. Volunteers may also be given a variety of housekeeping tasks. Menial tasks these may be, but they were enormous lessons in humility, besides the saWsfacWon of serving the pilgrims who were mostly in wheelchairs. ConversaWons with them were so enriching that graWtude for countless blessings filled me. In between kitchen duty, volunteers are free to do their own private pilgrimages. Lourdes water flows from a spring Bernadene found which runs into pools more commonly called ’THE BATHS.’ Prayerful pilgrims are led by volunteers to a narrow marble tub facing a statue of our Lady of Lourdes. This is an intensely powerful experience. Immersion in the water of Lourdes and appealing to Our Lady leads to tears which leads to “healing of the heart.” Numerous healings of pilgrims with full faith and trust in our Creator happens here. On Thursdays, ‘hospitaliers’ dressed in their white lab coats march behind the Blessed Sacrament during the Torchlight Procession. Their commitment and sacrifice are visible to all. Every volunteer goes to Lourdes for a reason—physical, emoWonal or spiritual healing. Walking so close to the Blessed Sacrament is being so close to God and be filled with love and graWtude. Even those not cured of bodily pain receive the grace of faith and resignaWon… a true peace of the soul. “Truly I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of my brethren, you did it to me.” Manhew 25:40 nspired by several alumnae who serve as volunteers at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes in France, I started 5 conWnuous years of service in 2012 as a ‘hospitalier.’ To me, Lourdes stood as a beacon of hope and love. Faced with serious illness in my own family and among close friends, I was drawn to Lourdes for the healing intercession of the Blessed Mother. As I set foot in Lourdes, anxieWes and worries disappeared, replaced by an unbelievable sense of hope and peace. Our Lady seemed to say, “My child, I assure you of my unfailing love now that you are in my care.” Approximately 100,000 people from all over the word travel to Lourdes to serve about 80,000 sick or disabled pilgrims each year. Hospitaliers, as called in France, are volunteers who welcome and serve sick pilgrims accomodated at the “Accueil Notre Dame” (House of Our Lady) located within the Sanctuary. AVer registraWon on the first day, volunteers are briefed and given Volunteers pay for their own transportation, and room and board. Service is done entirely out of love and dedication. I The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. Mahatma Gandhi 1869
  • 13. PreparaMons are underway for the Golden Jubilee CelebraMon of HS-69 in 2019 . HS-69 Los Angeles BeauMes’ Christmas Party with Lou Yuvienco-Pecho, Tesha Pantaleon-BauWsta, Priscilla Pugeda- Emperado, Lona Sison-Capulong, Alma Buan (HS- 68), Susan Jose-Laconico, Amy AWenza-Hume, ChrisWe Tangco-Castro, Angie Garcia-Linnberg, and Leni Sanchez LeR to right, seated: Annene Favila, Greg Rivera-Vallesteros, Relyn Silva, Emily Tipace-Solinap, Teresa Victa-Macuja, Dolma Villaseran-Ferrer, Ampy Garlit-David, Belle Vicensio-Isidro. Standing: Lenit Ramos-Leynes, Lily Cruz- deMesa, Nene Limcangco-Aquino, Marissa Dizon-Villarama, Mimi Cosgayon- deArellano, Girlie Aguilar-delaCruz, Pacita Cosme-Xxxx, Patchot Rubio-Juco, Mellie Nepomuceno-Co, Digna Castaneda-Sales and Tellie Francisco. S O C I A L N E W S On Nov 5, 2016, the CHS Nevada chapter held a lunch meeWng in Las Vegas. Front leR of table: Vicki Vergara-Manto HS-77, Rose Garzon BSFN-67, Lolone Siy-Salavarrieta HS-63, Marilou Palenzuela-Legaspi HS-63, Bebe Ilustre AB Psych-74. Front right side: Rosella MarWnez-de Guzman HS-65, Vina MarWnez Tiglao HS-68, Lulu Juinio-Dimain HS -67, Gloria “Babit” Generoso-Garcia HS-68 (chapter president), Ditas Palenzuela-Gould HS-70, and Viol Vergara-Alcantara HS-74. San Francisco HS-69ers LeR to right: Teresa Schnabel, Lourdes Costa-Planas, Evelyn Gomez-Jocson, Reynita Laserna-Lim, Judy Malkinson, Lumen Melendres-Lopes, Pilar Fernandez-Bridenbaugh, Marivi Tongson-Veridiano, Marichu Oca-de los Reyes Joint birthday celebrants: Relyn, Tellie and Mellie 13 HS-69 prepares for their 50th Golden Jubilee in 2019 ALUMNAE SOCIAL NEWS
  • 14. 25th Anniversary Exhuberant and shameless show of pride and love… singing the Alma Mater song in 2 versions preceeded the blowing of 25 significant candles. HS-73 L to R, standing: Dene Babieira, Chona Rivera, Belen Bernardo, Mimi Huang, Eileen Dimalanta, Tita Crisostomo, Dorothy Doroteo, Neng oops, Princess Calusin, Marilou Capistrano, Victoria Velasquez. FROM ACROSS THE SEAS HS-75 Melissa Fajardo-Unidad, leV, and classmates. HS-64 L to R: Helen Dionisio-Custodio, Editha Lanuza-Villa, Linda Vergel deDios- Frondoso, Linda Romero-Ibarra, Cynthia Feliciano-Cichon, and Ding Ruiz-Mangila Kneeling in front: Ditas Artiaga, Cynthia Gonzales, Gene Robes. HS-82 L to R seated: Cholene Dikitanan-Voehl, Mimi Jacobo-Samson. Standing: Vivian Zalvidea- Araullo, Carrie Deato, Heidi Montesa-Gordon, Geraldine Jaminola-Yap HS-78 Below L to R Clockwise: Mona Lisa Collado, Elenita Ferreol-Harpen, Luz Imperio, Marge Montesa-David, Arlene Dadia-Torres, Veronica deLeon- Mangalindan, Louena Cruz-Untinen, Asuncion Quimbo-Montoro, Benilda Dominguez, Aurora Bernarte-Milla, Susana Jhocson-Macion 14 HS-71 Victoria Verendia-Ungco, Victoria Catral, and classmates with Louie Reyes (HS-68) in the center. Note & apologies from the editor: Identities of some alumnae could not be verified as of press time. Names will be in the April issue.
  • 15. CHSNAF 25th Anniversary HS-68 L to R: Suzene Exconde-Cavallo, Martha Nabor- Florin, Eleanor MarWnez, Cora Simon-Nieves, Louie Reyes- delaFuente, Lina Suarez-Umali, Alice Carlos-Barcelona, Yolanda Lim- Reyes, Ellen Young-Gomez, Josefina Caballes-Garcia, Darlene Exconde Troy-Milo, Purie Angeles-Conley AB/BSC-69 L to R. Seated: Eden Co-Yap, Menchie Gloria, Gina Nepomuceno-Gueco, Eloisa Mesina- Cabanayan (AB/BSC-68). Standing: Rosalina Adea-Ingles, Helen Abayang-Mui, Chato Dollete-Abad, Lourdes Sevilla Kho-Samson, Elizabeth Virrey-delos Santos, Gloria Paig- Cahiles, Lourdes Samonte-Bernardino. Keynote Speaker of the e v e n i n g D r. C a r m e n Guevara Neuberger, BS, M.Ed, Ed.D, JD, attended CHSM in her growing up years before leaving for the US. She has over 30 years e x p e r i e n c e i n h i g h e r education in the US. HS-72 L to R: Marcy Lazaro- Tolentino, Lulu Tinio-Fadul, and Lina Romasanta HS-80 L to R: Pazrica Cho, Eleanor (Butchie) Dimalanta-Reyes (Incoming CHSNAF President), Pilar Bernardo, and Olma Inocentes FROM ACROSS THE SEAS NORTHEAST Chapter L to R: Tennie Magcase-Lopez BFA-72, Med de Jesus BSC-67, Tita Dizon HS-63; Josie Tan-Domingo, Chiqui Alvir and Cora A. Fratelli, all HS-58; Lorie Rualo-MarWn HS-65/AB-69, Lily Ledesma HS-58, AB/ BSE-63, ChrisWna MarWnez-delRosario HS-59/ABA-61 HS-67 L to R: Mary Ann Cabe-Fletemeyer, Chars Pejoro, Mediatrix Belo-Villar, Dulce Monzo-Cruz, Josephine Limson-Sharma 15
  • 16. CHSNAF 25th Anniversary 2017 CHSNAF NorthEast Chapter Officers, L to R: Treasurer: Lina Romasanta HS-72 Vice-President: Nila dela Rosa HS-77 President: Ma. Gildegarda (Arlene) Dadia-Torres HS-78/BSFN-82 Vice-President: Med de Jesus BSC-67 Secretary: Mimi Jacobo-Samson HS-82 NE Chapter members got together Oct. 15th , fresh from the CHSNAF reunion in VA, to elect incoming officers and to celebrate a birthday. L to R inner circle: Lily Ledesma, Ilo Echevarria-Wallenstein, Francis Tayag, Mila L. Pinto. Middle row: Lina Romasanta, Peggy Austria, Deanna Go Bio, Arlene Torres, Chiqui Alvir, Thelma Arceo (partly hidden), Marile Revilla, Lori R. MarWn, Monene Arceo, and Gwen Perez. Back row: Livy D. Bugge, Chris M. del Rosario, ChrisWne Lopez, Nila de la Rosa, Med de Jesus, Edith E. Hubar, Marcela C. Hicks, Evelyn M. Ortega, Teresa Arceo. Gene Jose-Quintos and Patsy Alvir-deLeon, HS-55 D u l c e G a t b o n t o n - Pangilinan HS-57, Dulce Varela-Guevara BSHE-63, Linda Montesa Pio Roda HS-57 Empowerment through Education by Dr. Elizabeth King HS-71 FROM ACROSS THE SEAS HS-58 Pia Dizon-Beltran, Mari Papa-Bito, Cora Arando-Fratelli, Marylou Puno-Albert, Chiqui Alvir CHSNAF OFFICERS 2017 – 2019 President: Eleanor Dimalanta-Reyes HS-80 NE: Arlene Dadia-Torres HS-78/BSFN-82 MWDC: Dulce Varela-Guevara BSHE-63, Interim SW: Lina Suarez-Umali HS-68 PNW: Teresita Marcelo-Maalihan HS-78 CANADA: Melissa Fajardo-Unidad HS-75/BSChem-79 SOCA/H: Pilar Bernardo-Loyola HS-80 NV/Mt Sts: Gloria Generoso-Garcia HS-68 MS: c/o Erlinda Navarro-Suarez HS-69/BSMath-73 The WE tried to represent most batches. Omissions and errors are not intentional. Ana Maria dela Paz-deJesus BS Phy-69, Margarita West-Austria BS Bio-69, and Marilyn Ranada- Donato BSHE-60, Cecilia Mañalac BSC-67 16 CONFERENCE TOPICS: Stewardship of Young Minds by Dr. Lourdes Kho Samson AB-BSC-69
  • 17. 17 FROM YOUR ALUMNAE BOARD Our E-mail Connection (Ed.’s Note — This section contains messages/information received through our e-mail address: chsaf.mla@gmail.com ) This is our seventh annual mission trip to the Philippines. We will be departing on December 25 and returning on December 31. Our goals for the 2016 Pusong Pinoy Forever Foundation (PPFF) Mission Trip include the following: 1. Distribute school supplies as Christmas gifts to one thousand street children. 2. Distribute Christmas meals to one thousand street families; one meal costs $1 per person. 3. Visit the children with cerebral palsy cared for by the nuns of the Missionaries of Charity (Saint Teresa of Calcutta order). We would like to provide medications for them. 4. Visit an orphanage and host a Christmas party for them. We invite you to be our partner in serving the poor and comforting the sick. Visit our website at www.pusongpinoyforever.com May God bless us all, Viollie Seitz Ed.’s Note: Following are feedback from alumnae who received their copies of the WE, the Alumnae, Dec. 2016 Special Issue: From: Sister Ancille Elvena, S.Sp.S., Poinsettia St., Quezon City, Dec. 11/16 A thousand thanks for the CHSAF Broadcast #177! Great! I am so grateful to all of you who put your heart into preparing everything that is in there and so bring joy to us who receive it. You certainly know how to make Christmas happen 365 x a year! I wish you the same joy just as many times, in other words, always! BLESSED CHRISTMAS AND SPIRIT-FILLED 2017! From: Ana Maria Tronqued-Hendryx (HS-54), Concord, California, USA, December 12/16: Very nice presentation. Merry Christmas 2016 to each and everyone! From: Majella Marquez (AB-84), Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, Dec. 13/16: Thank you very much. I have read the five-paged bulletin with great interest and happiness. Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year 2017! Be part of our E-Mail Connection… send your comments, news, messages from/to classmates and teachers to chsaf.mla@gmail.com From Violeta Joaquin-Seitz (BSBio-87), Tracy, California, Oct. 13: MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL FORM I would like to renew my acWve membership to the CHS Alumnae FoundaWon. Enclosed is the amount in cash/check for: P500.00/US$12.00 (One-year membership) _________ P1,000.00/US$24.00 (Two-year membership) ________ Sent by: ________________________________ Address: ________________________________ Tel. No. _________________ (Note: Please make your checks payable to: CHS ALUMNAE FOUNDATION and mail c/o The Alumnae Office, 163 E. Mendiola, Manila. If you have already renewed your membership for the current year, please ignore this message.) CONTRIBUTIONS T0 THE WE, THE ALUMNAE The WE, the Alumnae is a newspaper for, of, and by HGC/CHS alumnae. Thus, your contributions are welcome to the different sections of the WE, such as v  SOCIAL NEWS, v  FEATURES (remember a classmate or a teacher; insights into yourself, your life experiences, etc.), v  IN THE MAILBAG (drop us a line when you’re away...share a friend’s or a teacher’s letter, etc.), v  FAMILY TALK (send us your family picture). Be a part of the WE! Send your contributions by e-mail to chsaf.mla@gmail.com and/or we.thealumnae@gmail.com
  • 18. 18 FROM YOUR ALUMNAE BOARD Congratulations to... Prayer Corner Through our "Alumnae Prayer Community," let all of us, alumnae-sisters, pause for a minute and storm heaven with our prayers for: * Stanley Wallenstein, the husband of Ilo Echevarria- Wallenstein (HS-65/BSC-69); he was diagnosed with a moderately aggressive rare type of skin cancer; Ilo wrote: “… Given Stanley's age, 83, and many other health issues that beset him, we have opted not to touch the problem. So, right now, I am making a big campaign for pray-ers (people who pray) to join us in focusing on what God is doing… . We want to abide by what the good Lord says: let not your heart be troubled nor let it be afraid….” * Marina Vazquez-Davila (HS-49), who recently suffered a stroke; * the full recovery of Ma. Teresa Romualdo-Sia (HS-64/ BSC-68) who suffered a stroke several months ago; * continued prayers for the total rehabilitation which will lead to the full recovery of Tinna Maria Bonifacio who suffered a bad stroke several months ago and for her mom, Victoria Santos-Bonifacio (HS-57), for strength and perseverance as she helps Tinna towards the difficult road to recovery; * the speedy recovery of Sister Maria Lourdes (Alice Mendiola), S.Sp.S. (HS-55) who recently went through a surgical procedure; * full recovery of Christina Formoso-Manzanilla (HS-63/ BSC-67) from heart surgery, and for the success of her forthcoming knee surgery. Into Eternal Life * Oct. - Norberto Tagum brother of Teresita T. Valderrama (BSMT-76); * Oct. 09 – Victor (Bobby) A. Tanchoco, brother of Guia T. Goduco (HS-55/BSC-59) and Irma Dulce T. Obligacion (HS-57); * Oct. 15 - Thomas L. Barnes, brother of Ma. Carmelita (HS-66/AB-70), Ma. Lourdes B. Cortes (HS-66/BSC-70), Ma. Virginia (HS-69/BSMath-73), Ma. Theresa (HS-72/ BSMath-76), Ma. Asuncion (HS-75), Ma. Corazon Marguerite (HS-78), and Ma. Victoria (HS-79); * Oct 16 - Bettina Zamora-Victoria (HS-51), mother of Sr. Carmelita Victoria, S.Sp.S. (HS-77/BSC-81), provincial leader of the S.Sp.S. community, Rosary Province; * Oct. 27 - Sister Bernardisa Pacis, S.Sp.S. (BSE-54), in India, where she was based for many years; aunt of Erlinda Acacio-Flores (HS-52/BM-56) and Ma. Lourdes Acacio-Unemori (HS-64); * Oct. 31 - Melinda Jimenez-Sanchez (HS-59), from cardio pulmonary arrest; * Nov. 02 - Delfin G. Tiongson, husband of Margarita Macapinlac-Tiongson (HS-58/ABA-60); * Nov. 04 - Henedina Pamiloza-Eliazo (HS-64), sister of Angelina P. Taylor (HS-60/AB-64) and Josefina P. Castro (HS-73); * Nov. 30 - Juan J. Diaz, husband of Elizabeth Lorenzana- Diaz (HS-55); * Dec. 01 - Rizal B. Guerrero, brother of Pilar Guerrero- Pizarro (HS-55); * Dec. 18 – Avelina A. Borbon (HS-66), sister of Nila Borbon-Claro (HS-63); * Dec. 20 - Sister Pilar A. Gonzalez, S.Sp.S. (HS-42), sister of Gloria G. Lim (HS-47), Edith G. Dinglasan (HS-55), Mary G. Goolsby (HS-55), and Ma. Theresa G. Pestaño (HS-62/ AB-66). Sister Pilar served as college president of CHS Mendiola from 1977 to 1983 and as moderator of the CHSAF from 2004 to 2010; * Dec. 23 – Reynaldo J. Gregorio, husband of Deanna Lorenzana-Gregorio (d), (HS-55); * Dec. 24 – Milagros Zita-Rodriguez (HS-54), sister of Alegria (HS-46), Bella Z. Mabanta (HS-47), Carmen Z. Gozum (HS-49), Lucia Z. Cepeda (HS-52), Rosario Z. Agular (HS-55), and Zenaida Z. Reichert (HS-56); * Dec. 26 - Priscilla Ylagan-Arguelles (HS-39), sister of Lydia Y. Congco (d), HS-36; * Jan. 03 – Hidelisa Renee Jacinto-Lopez (AA-37/BSHE-39), mother of Ma. Guillermina L. Austria (HS-60) and Ma. Carmen L. Cuisia (HS-63); sister of Eloisa (AA-39). Send us your prayer requests and let our "Alumnae Prayer Community" gather through this sec@on in His name for you. Call Jes at Tel. No. 735-5986 or e-mail us at chsaf.mla@gmail.com Angelina Santos-Jorge (HS-55) and husband Nic, who celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last November; Rebecca Dizon-Fuentes (HS-63) and husband Renato, who celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last December; Monette Iturralde-Hamlin (HS-74/AB-78) “… as president of Team Asia has been recognized by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines with this year’s Communication Excellence in Organization Award. With this recognition, Iturralde- Hamlin joins an exclusive group of corporate leaders who have proven their management competence and excellence in communication at a strategic level…” www.business.mb.com.ph Nov. 24, 2016
  • 19. 19 Responses to Sr. Pilar’s passing From Mary Gonzalez-Goolsby HS-55 The Gonzalez family and home was our first church and our first school. Our parents were our first mentors, but “Manling” (from: Manang Pilaring/Laling), as all of us younger siblings respecdully and fondly call Sister Pilar, was truly our model and mentor... she was five years older than my brother, Toto (Dr. FlorenWno, Jr.) and 16 years my senior! She was upheld for me to emulate when I entered UST for college. And she was Summa Cum Laude! Manling encouraged me while in 2nd grade to use our father's big dicWonary every day and learn five new words – spelling, pronunciaWon, and meaning with the bonus that I was completely free to choose the words; that saved me from being illiterate, salamat po, Sister Pilar. The last Wme Manling went out, she had to muster her strength and energy so we could journey as Jubilee of Mercy pilgrims to the old Dominican Santuario del Santo Cristo Parish in San Juan. We prayed and did our work of mercy from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 25; providenWally, it was also the birthday of our sister, Edith, who is in Canada. AVer a quick lunch, Sister Pilar was very Wred and wanted to go back to the convent; she could barely hold her head up while si‚ng in her wheelchair. When assured that she had completed her Santo Cristo Mercy Pilgrimage, she held my hand and said: “Good, let us go home.” And our dear 93-year-old Manling went home - at 12:15 noon, Tuesday on Dec. 20th - to Our Father of Mercy. From Theresa Gonzalez-Pestano HS-62 Thank you for your comforting message in the demise of my loving Sr. Pilar, a gem of a sister. She took care of me as a baby to assist our mother during the second world war. She was a second mother when our mother died and I was only 19 years old. She was a great teacher in my college days. I learned so much from her – to be kind, gentle, polite, neat, organized, clean and most of all to be thoughtful. She had quite a sense of humor. My HS-62 classmates told me of her kindness during study period, that she would help out when they had difficulty with their homework. Another said she was surprised to see Sr. Pilar wearing slippers in the convent. She replied, “I also have two feet!” She loved shopping for chocolates and cookies for the employees in the convent. The two of us has a special bond. I still buy lotto tickets and hope one day to share a portion of my winnings with the sisters and CHSM. I thank God for Sr. Pilar ! I will surely miss her! a great teacher… be kind, be gentle, be thoughtful… FROM YOUR ALUMNAE BOARD The following are text messages received: Deanna Go Bio: Sister Pilar was not my teacher in the classroom. She was my teacher outside of it. A wise mentor, fun friend, part sprite, part sophisticate, she was one of the few who lived and exuded the joy of her vocation. And I believe that’s what has made her so inspiring and forever etched in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing her. Godspeed, dear Sister Pilar. Rest gently in the company of the angels. I miss you and will miss the twinkle in your eyes. Cynthia Lorenzo-Picazo: We remember her with fondness as our beloved adviser to our Alumnae Board. She was wise and intelligent in her professional administration and her counsel and advice aided us during the most trying period of the school. She will be deeply missed. The following are from the CHSAF Facebook: Cary Abeleda: So sorry to hear that. May she rest in peace! Aurora Abanilla: Rest in peace, Sister! Suzette Malig Ayson: Rest in peace Sr. Pilar. Ana Marie A. Sanchez: She lived a very vibrant life, always ready with a joke when everyone feels lost and forsaken. I will love you always, Sister Pilar, my dearest blood relative and role model. RIP and continue to watch over your CHSians. Lourdes Waggoner: She is Sr. Constancia, right? Ana Marie A. Sanchez: Yes, Ditas. Angie Velasco Vios: Our deepest condolences to the College of the Holy Spirit community! You will be missed by so many, Sister Pilar. May God grant you eternal happiness. God bless your soul. Josephine Cruz: Eternal rest grant unto Sr.Pilar, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen. Elizabeth Sebastian: RIP Sister Pilar. Elenita Chaty Harpen: Rest in Peace, Sister Pilar... God's faithful servant!!!👼 Angel Villadolid: Rest in peace, Sr. Pilar. Mawie Bernas: May she rest in peace 😔 Maricor Sison Castillo: Yes Sr. Pilar remain now in the eternal company of our Blessed Trinity, our Holy Mother, and all the angels and saints. Leah De Leon Jose: Rest in peace Sr. Pilar Beth Rey: Rest in peace Sr. Pilar Gin Barce: Rest in peace, Sister Pilar. Elizabeth C. Zabala: Rest in peace, Sister Pilar …she lived and exuded the joy of her vocation