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SPHS Batch 1968 grants scholarship, combo instruments

By Bobot Estropigan Laguna, Contributor

SORSOGON CITY — The Metro 4 and California chapter of Batch 1968 of the then Sorsogon Provincial High School led by Mercia Fajardo and Digna Boncan-Lacuanan, president and over-all coordinator, respectively, donated a set of combo instruments worth P345,000.00, a laptop costing P21,000.00 and launched a college scholarship program initially benefitting three new graduates of Sorsogon National High School.

Batch 1968 is this year’s Golden Jubilarians (50 years).

Dr. Marilyn B. Divina (PhD), school principal IV, was all smiles as she profusely expressed her profound thanks and sincerest gratitude while handing over to the group a Certificate of Appreciation during the March 31 Grand Ball Night in the new P20-M SNHS covered court hosted by the 1993 Silver Jubilarians (25years) headed by Loren Malicsi-Lagonoy, president.

Among the government officials who graced that momentous event were Gov. Bobet Lee Rodrigueza, Vice Gov. Ester Hamor, her husband, Casiguran Mayor Edwin Hamor and Sorsogon City Vice Mayor Jonathan Balintong who each delivered a message.

A day earlier, March 29, the Metro 4 and California chapter tendered a thanksgiving party at the Paradise Resort in Pangpang where the Lucky first three college scholars were presented, to wit: Catherine Malasa and Kate Baluyot, both of the SNHS evening class and Eloisa Albello of the regular day class.

Moreover, two brand new reclining wheelchairs, each costing P7, 000.00, was also given to their batchmate Romeo Sia and Nestor Paladin, husband of Teresita Dagnalan-Paladin, also of the same batch.

Meanwhile, using the brand new musical instruments which were actually delivered December 12, 2017, a group of SNHS students calling themselves the Soundz Intac under the tutelage of Glen Sentes and Pamela Abecia regaled the crowd present at the Thanksgiving party with modern songs and some old time favorites. This, in addition to the local band, hired for the said event.

Prior to departing for Manila, the group hied of to Subic Beach Resort in Matnog town to enjoy the pristine seawater, watched with amusement the different species of fish cultured by Alex “Lopito” Geneblazo since 2008 in the famous Juan Lagoon Marine Sanctuary in barangay Calintaan. Ms. Delen Hurtado, Matnog Tourism Officer-designate personally met the group in Subic.

Comprising the Metro 4 are Digna Boncan-Lacuanan, Mercia Fajardo-Olayco, Necy Dellosa and Rosalinda Yu. On the other hand, the California Chapter consist of eight members: Melchor Jaymalin who retired from the US Navy in 2002 after 30 years of dedicated service, Carlito Desalisa who spent 18 years in Saudi Arabia, Olivia Berdin-Belo, Raul Jamoralin, Nalwin Frayna, Sally Hilotin, Danilo Dolot (in Australia) and Susan Abitria-Cuevas, who was with her husband, Roland, during the reunion though the latter is not a member of Batch 68.

This is the first time in the history of SNHS that an alumni group on its own initiative exerted so much time, effort and money for such a huge donation, never before done. [BicolToday.com]


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