Class of '57 planning a reunion in 2007
by Mila Garcia Glodava
Editor's Note: This article appeared a few months back in the old site of the Metro Infanta Foundation and again July 25, 2006. We are reposting it as an invitation to the Infanta Central Class of 1957.
Blandino Aumentado just recently sent us an email regarding this reunion and would like other classmates to help us plan it.
Marilyn Buñag Ibañez, who just arrived from the Philippines along with her husband Manny and her mother Dr. Alicia Buñag, reported that the Infanta Central School Class of 1957 is planning a reunion in the year 2007. The class which is shown in the one and only class photo below (Grade 3, with Miss Emelinda Buñag), is the same class that initiated the creation of Metro Infanta Foundation.
For those who are new to the Metro Infanta Foundation, members of this same class planned a reunion in 1997, but it was supplanted by the grand celebration to commemorate the opening of the Carmelite mission in the Prelature of Infanta.
With Metro Infanta Foundation now firmly established, the class is hoping that this reunion will go on as planned. So those of you who belong to this class, please plan on coming to this grand reunion celebrating our 50th year.
We held a contest in 1996 to identify everyone in the photo. Lorna Telan, who works for the Caceres Catechetical Ministry in the Basilica Compound in Naga City, won the contest and received $25 for her efforts.
Seated in front, l-r:
Benjamin Asis and Blandino Aumentado
First row, l-r: Emer Orozco Caliwara, Rebecca Larita, Erlinda Tena, Josefina Robles Ravago, Betty Grajeda Gonio, Marilyn Buñag Ibañez, Emilie Gurango, MD, Brenda La Torre, Lorna Telan, Myrna Eclar, Tessie Leodones Pagalilawan and Carmen Aumentado Galpo.
2nd row, l-r: Carmelita Orozco, Leander Conchada,Naida Penaojas Garin, Rodolfo Villaflor, Melba Flores, Josefina Leynes Naguit, Melvin Aumentado (deceased), Mila Garcia Glodava, Amelia Marasigan Recio and Megele Combalicer.
3rd row:, l-r: Carlito Moises, Bayani Corpuz, Jose Escolano (deceased), Erano Ravago, MD, Pedasor Dimaculangan, Celso Villaflor, Leandro Suaverdez, Leovinio Orozco, Epifanio Crisostomo, MD, Manuel Ruanto, Leodosco Vera-Cruz (deceased) and Nilo Fortunado.
We know that a few of us are residing in other countries including the United States. Marilyn Buñag Ibañez works for the police department in Pomona, California), Emilie Gurango has a successful medical practice in Ohio. Tessie Leodones Pagalilawan is a homemaker in New York, Josefina Leynes Naguit is a school teacher also in New York. Benjamin Asis works as an engineer in New Jersey. Jose Escolano is now deceased. And this writer, Mila Garcia Glodava is director of Communications and Stewardship for a Catholic church in Colorado. Eraño Ravago is currently practicing medicine in London, England. For a while Rogelio Rutaquio (not in photo but graduated with us in 1957), was working in the Middle East.
Carmen Aumentado Galpo, works in the municipal office; Mely Marasigan Recio and Naida Penaojas Garin teach in Infanta Central, Celso Villaflor teaches in Panukulan, Epifanio Crisostomo practices medicine (and dabbled in politics?) in Real, Josephine Robles Ravago still works at the BIR, Manuel Ruanto is in Manila (not sure if he still works for an insurance company) and Lorna Telan, who belongs to the Notre Dame De Vie Institute, is in Naga City. We also know that Myrna Eclar and Emer Orozco Caliwara are in Infanta.
Miss Emelinda Buñag is currently residing in Metro Manila.
Does any one know the whereabouts of the rest of the class. Please share with us any information you have and share this reunion plan with them if and when you see them.
Also, those who are not in this photo but who graduated in 1957, please know that you are included in this plan. Please make all the connections you have to make our reunion a success.
We will sure have a blast at this 50th Anniversary of the Class of '57.