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Of heritage and fellowship

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Of heritage and fellowship
(Seated) The Outstanding Thomasian Alumni (TOTAL) awardees architect Jun Palafox and The Manila Hotel president and director lawyer Joey Lina with (standing) Faculty of Arts and Letters (Artlets) Alumni Association president dean Henry Tenedero, Dennis and Katrina Tablizo, Class of 1974 Golden Jubilee Homecoming committee member Wilma Palafox, Fr. Joesel Quan, and Artlets assistant dean assistant prof. John Manuel Kilatchko

The Faculty of Arts and Letters (Artlets) of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) commemorated its 0oth anniversary and paid homage to the distinguished Class of 1974 during their Golden Jubilee Homecoming. Under the leadership of the Golden Jubilee Homecoming committee chairperson Joel Macanaya alongside members Wilma Palafox, Lena Vergara, lawyer Cecile Pesayco, Nestor Cuartero, Flora Saballa and Michael O’Connor, everyone looked forward to a weekend of reminiscences and reconnections. The festivities commenced with a heartfelt thanksgiving Mass held at the Santissimo Rosario Parish (popularly known as the UST Chapel) inside the campus compound with Fr. Rolando De La Rosa, O.P. as main presider, followed by a hearty brunch and a campus tour.

Class of 1974 Golden Jubilee Homecoming committee member Lena Vergara, guest of honor and speaker lawyer Cynthia Del Castillo, and Class of 1974 Golden Jubilee Homecoming committee member lawyer Cecile Pesayco

The Gala Night, held at the historic The Manila Hotel in Ermita, Manila, was an evening of inspiration, giving back, and music. Guest of honor and speaker, lawyer Cynthia Del Castillo, gave a stirring address.

Prof. Pacita Almario, Desiree Badana, and Araceli Cua

The evening’s highlight was the turnover of funds as donation of the Jubilarians to the Adopt-an Artlets Scholarship Fund (AASF) to aid graduating students of the college. Also in attendance during this wonderful affair were several noted UST alumni including Ar. Jun Palafox and The Manila Hotel president and director lawyer Joey Lina. Indeed, these remarkable events stand as a testament to the rich legacy of Artlets at UST.

(From left) Muses Marie Ann Umali, Michelle Panemanglor, and Justine Gabionza adorned in Jewelmer’s exquisite jewelry creations with one of the raffle winners

Jewelmer shines bright at the 36th mango tee

In a harmonious fusion of elegance and sport, Jewelmer, renowned cultivator of the South Sea pearl, proudly sponsored the prestigious 36th Mango Tee Tournament held at the Alabang Country Club in Muntinlupa City. Like the journey of the pearl, golfers faced nature’s unpredictability with resilience, embodying the spirit of endurance and triumph. Amidst the invigorating swings and putts, Jewelmer welcomed esteemed guests to exclusive invitation-only games, culminating in the Mango Tee Tournament Cocktail Night, where refreshments and live music by the Jewelmer Jazz Band enchanted all attendees.

(From left) Wilcon Depot AVP for sales and operations Catherine Guingab, VP for investor relations Jean Alger and president and CEO Lorraine Belo-Cincochan, Muntinlupa City Mayor Ruffy Biazon and Vice Mayor Artemio Simundac, South Park Mall leasing head Jessica Santos and general manager Misty Garcia lead the ribbon-cutting ceremony during the opening of the Wilcon Home Essentials branch in South Park Mall in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

A set of new stores for Wilcon

Wilcon Depot, the Philippines’ premier home improvement and construction supply retailer under the leadership of founder and chairman emeritus Dr. William Belo, president and CEO Lorraine Belo-Cincochan, and SEVP-COO Rosemarie Bosch-Ong, held two successful back-to-back openings. South Park Mall in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, warmly embraced the latest addition to its dynamic community as Wilcon Home Essentials opened its doors. Located at the first floor of South Park Center, this branch brings an array of home project possibilities closer to the residents of Muntinlupa City. Meanwhile, the multi-awarded company achieved another milestone with the inauguration of its 90th store located at Sitio Centro, Barangay Sabang, Tuy, Batangas. This latest venture reiterates the company’s unwavering commitment to redefining the retail landscape and being a beacon of convenience and quality for all home improvement enthusiasts.

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