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Ajoy-filled and mean­ing­ful home­com­ing day for the dear Old Girls of the As­sump­tion took place re­cently at the San Lorenzo Makati cam­pus.

It started with a spe­cial Mass in the As­sumpta Chapel cel­e­brated by Fr. Den­nis Paez, who gen­tly re­minded us that on this Mis­sion Sun­day, we are each called to a life of ser­vice. Dur­ing com­mu­nion, he urged us to re­flect on this prayer­ful ques­tion. “Je­sus, what do you want me to do for you?”

It was so timely that this year’s hosts, the spir­ited Sil­ver batch of 1993, aptly chose “Ac­tion: United in Faith to Serve” as their ve­lada theme. Th­ese Sil­ver Belles have ven­tured out to live their days not just in words but more im­por­tantly in char­i­ta­ble deeds. It was quite ev­i­dent that th­ese fun-lov­ing teens from the early ‘90s, who have grown into women of strength that are rooted in faith and ser­vice, now live with the con­vic­tion to take ac­tion.

Co-ju­bi­lar­i­ans who per­formed in the sen­sa­tional 2018 ve­lada pro­gram also shared how they have been giv­ing back through lives well lived. Re­ceived with wild ap­plause were the ul­ti­mate par­tic­i­pa­tion of the Plat­inum class of 1948, the Blue Di­a­monds of 1953, who fill the world with love; Di­a­monds of 1958, who live a life of fer­vor; the unique Emer­alds of 1963, who pro­duced three As­sump­tion nuns — Sis­ter Bernadette, r.a. (Bernadette Casas), Sis­ter Fidelis, r.a. (Ana Maria Estrada), and Sis­ter Stella Marie, r.a. (Stella Sanz); and the for­ever young Sap­phires of 1973 who rocked the stage with joy­ful grace.

Photo by BERNIE PARAS-GAN, chore­og­ra­phy by NANCY CROWE and as­sis­tant chore­og­ra­phy by MON­ICA ABIENA

Sil­ver ju­bi­lar­i­ans danc­ing to This is Me are Grace de Cas­tro, Kai Palo­mares, Pam Sanchez-Fianza, Melissa Hen­son, Ace Di­zon-del Castillo, Rhea Hen­son-Man­otok, Doris Sta. Ines-Sal­vador, Len Car­los-Ocampo, Jen­nie Bautista-Diego, Malou Fer­nan­dez-Ta­pang, Liesl Samson-Suarez, Jill Reyes, Adiel San­tos-Boni­fa­cio, Janlo Nuñez-Cui, Ce­cille Le­gaspi-San­ti­ago, Maia de Claro-Fonacier, Chyll Hi­dalgo-Ramirez, Giselle To­lenti­noE­duque, Theresa Mejia, Mar­gaux Romero-Atayde, Mars Mag­payo-Mon­taño, Kai Salvino-Fe­lidia, Cara Salangsang-Marcelo, Josette Bello, Pie Ramiro, Jenny San­tos-Si­layan, Margie Jahrling-Sad­hwani, Anna Naguiat-Africa, Tet Ro­ces-Ruiz, Michelle San­tos-Lim, Riza Mañalac-Vin­luan, Peaches Atayde-Buen­dia, Trixie Flan­cia-Le­gaspi, Elise Tinio, Lui Gu­tier­rez and Tina Ja­lan­doni-Fe­ria.

Photo by JUN TAPAN, chore­og­ra­phy by MAR­GOT ESPLANA and as­sisted by BY­RON AGGABAO

Emer­ald ju­bi­lar­i­ans danc­ing toBBoom BBoom by Mo­moland are (first row, from left) Alma Ocampo, Christy Puno, Chari Si­mons, Rosa Fran­cisco, Sis­ter Bernadette Casas, r.a., Beng Tor­res and Mar­fina Teodoro; (sec­ond row, from left) Ge­orgy dela Cruz, Beb Jamora, Myrna Hal­lare, Rosary Ben­itez, Bing Mag­payo, Angie Lac­son, Net­tie de Villa, May Jac­into, Re­nee Fran­cisco, Luisa Guysayko, Tessie Car­los and Baby Wi­jangco; (third row, from left) Cyn­thia Ser­rano, Frida Evan­ge­lista, Baby Araneta, Linda Lag­dameo, Marieliese Evaristo, Is­abel Gue­vara, Gina Suarez and Odette Huang.

Photo by BERNIE PARAS-GAN and chore­og­ra­phy by MAR­GOT ESPLANA

Di­a­mond ju­bi­lar­i­ans danc­ing to Di­a­monds Are For­ever, My Girl, Sugar, I Will Fol­lowHim, Up­town Funk and Funky Town med­ley are Josie Ni­eto, Ma. Teresa Tor­res, Chari Gre­go­rio, An­gela Tiong­son, Mert Loinaz, Pi­lar Lanza Camps, Maryann Per­nas, Emily Mora, Mila de Je­sus, Yoya Tanseco, Mil­lie Sal­vatiera, Adela Lim, Mary­lou Al­bert, Tina Guing­ona, Nona Ri­cafort, Glecy Mo­jares, Linda Tiangco, Girlie Zal­dar­riaga, Eloisa Mal­var, Jenny Lazatin, In­day Tor­res, Tessie Yam, Lina de Joya, Azon Bautista, Patsy Hen­son and Pat­sie Le­viste.


Sap­phire ju­bi­lar­i­ans danc­ing to Hair­spray, Grease and Foot­loose med­ley are Marvi Sala, Kukay Fra­gante, Marivic Eraña, Vi­vian Madri­gal, Zita Ga­bal­don, Mari­cris Brias, Mil­lie Mar­tirez, Maris Gar­cia, Ria Ojeda, Lori Pas­cual, Sunny Si­monds, Victa Mag­case, Vicki Men­di­ola, Marylee Men­doza, Bam­bina Her­bosa, Ce­line Gon­za­les, Lois ilus­tre, Bong Co­sio, Sab­rina Panlil­lio, Mariro Gam­boa, Mar­ijo Fer­raren, Maita Vergel de Dios, Marite Po­bre, Lit del Rosario, Di­tas San­tos and Ana Pastellero.

Photo by BERNIE PARAS-GAN and chore­og­ra­phy by CHLOE RO­MULO PERI­QUET

Plat­inum ju­bi­lar­i­ans danc­ing to Car­iñosa are (from left) Asun­cion So­ri­ano Ja­lan­doni, Tere­sita Lizares An­daya, Au­rea Evan­ge­lista Sar­menta, Digna Agra Roxas, Maria Paz Eleizegui Weir, Mary Luis Gan­cayco, Vir­ginia Gon­za­les Pan­ta­leon and Chloe Ro­mulo Peri­quet.

Photo by CHARY OZAETA-GOHH and mu­si­cal di­rec­tion by VICKY SAL­VADOR

Blue Di­a­mond ju­bi­lar­i­ans singing I Will Fol­low Him and Fill the World with Love are (from left) Nilda Bolisay, Mally Fer­nan­dez, Li­gaya Azada, Marivic Con­cep­cion, Nen­ing Mana­han, Tanya Qua, Juli­ette Ro­mualdez, Rose Pri­eto, Baby Her­nan­dez, Buda Samson, Remy Romero-Salas, Ane Miren Dow­dall, Mar­garita Lu and Tessie Lac­son.

(From left) Reme­dios Olmedo Dy, Aida An­to­nio Lopez, Be­len Ang Casimiro, Tere­sita Loc­sin Gana, Mi­la­gros Faustino Von Hei­land Lane and Jose­fina Leyson Poblete.

Plat­inum ju­bi­lar­i­ans Lady Vir­ginia Nable Head­fort, Er­linda Fa­bella de Caro­lis, who sang Dahil sa Isang Bu­lak­lak, and Her­minia Cas­tañeda Rivera.


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