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A Night of Tribute and Historic Milestones

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A Night of Tribute and Historic Milestones
(From left) Host Chuck Gueco, Club Bulakeño president Emmy Gonzalez, founder Lydia Reyes, newly-inducted president Annabelle Adriano, Bulacan 4th District Representative Linabelle Villarica, and host John Gaddi

Club Bulakeño members gathered at the North Forbes Park Pavilion in Makati City for a heartwarming celebration of love and life, honoring the club’s birthday celebrators for January to March.

The evening, which began with a Mass led by Fr. Mario Sobrejuanite, was filled with camaraderie as members and guests over a delightful feast.

Led by president Emmy Gonzalez, the event also paid tribute to recently departed members, and welcomed Annabelle Adriano as the new president, marking a historic moment with two lady presidents at the helm.

Celebrators Letty Calma, Regie Casas, Malou Bewer, and Milo Bondoc

From a soul-stirring Tahitian performance to a touching rendition of a Louis Armstong classic, everyone was treated to a memorable night of music and merriment, topped off with exciting raffle prizes.

Celebrators Evelyn Elliott, Evelyn Ranada, lawyer Jimmy Buhain, and Sonny Tanchanco

Of golden harmonies and enduring bonds

(From left) College of the Holy Spirit High School Batch ’74 golden anniversary organizers Monette Iturralde-Hamlin and Carol Caballero-Villar, Kate de Jesus-Bellsillo and Rosemarie Mi-randa-Lim with singer Gino Padilla (center)

The golden jubilee celebration of the College of the Holy Spirit High School Batch ‘74 echoed with timeless melodies and cherished memories at the GSIS Theatre in Pasay City. The evening soared with the musical magic of OPM legends Hajji Alejandro and Gino Padilla, together with promising performers, Laarni Lozada and Miguel Aguila, serenading the jubilant crowd with hits from the ’70s and ’80s in a concert titled, “Happy Days Are Here Again.”

Arise 4 Dignity founder Armin Demetillo and OPM icon Hajji Alejandro with promising performers Miguel Aguila, Laarni Lozada

Highlight of the event was the unveiling of the coffee table book, 50 Golden Years: A Celebration of Life, Friendship, and Love, encapsulating the journey of the jubilarians through the years.

The festivities commenced with an intimate Mass led by Fr. Manoling Francisco, followed by a delightful dinner at Cafe Ylang-Ylang Café at The Manila Hotel in Manila bringing together batchmates, nuns, teachers, family, and friends for a heartfelt thanksgiving.

Spearheaded by HS74 angels Kate de Jesus-Bellosillo, Rosemarie Miranda-Lim, Monette Iturralde-Hamlin, Carol Caballero-Villar, Alice Achacoso-Lim, Mayet Danac, Grace Soriano, Bernadette David, Edith Bereña Stein, Lot Santos Naval, and Marites De Leon De Guzman, the event was a testament to enduring bonds and cherished camaraderie.

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