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V. Mapa High School Class of ‘57 Alumni Donate to School; Plan 2015 Reunion in Manila


By Ronaldo A. Almero
President,  Class 57 Alumni Association of the U.S. and Canada
California
March 29, 2014

 
 


The Mapa High School Class of 1957 Alumni Association of the U.S. and Canada recently donated $1,500.00 to their alma mater to mark the 57th anniversary of their graduation.  With this appropriation, their contributions have now reached a total of $ 29,515.00 (over a million in Philippine pesos) since 2007.



The recent cash donations will help the school defray the cost of switching to the new, more efficient and low energy bulbs in the media center in the main building, the media center in the annex, and the journalism classroom. The school on Arlegui Street in Sampaloc, Manila, has also received pledges of financial support from other alumni associations to replace the bulbs in the rest of the school classrooms, library, and offices. The upgrade to the new bulbs will reduce the monthly cost of use of electricity.

The Class of 57 Alumni Association of the U.S. and Canada, which is based in Southern California, is now in its seventh year of its 10-year pledge to help enhance students’ learning with their yearly donations to the school. The Association had helped set up the two media centers in the school with its donations of audio-visual equipment and television sets. To date, the media centers had been the Association’s two biggest projects. Previous donations also included computers, digital cameras, printers, and books and educational magazines for the school’s library.

The Association has raised funds through voluntary contributions to its tax-exempt Foundation from members and officers, friends and supporters, and through other fund-raising activities. The Association has active members in fifteen states and two Canadian provinces.

On April 29, 2014, the Association is sponsoring a one-day bus trip to Pechanga Casino in Temecula with the proceeds going to the MHS ’57 Foundation.

A group of officers and members of the Association from Southern California will go on a 3-day cruise from Long Beach to Baja, Mexico, from May 23-26, 2014 to celebrate the 57th anniversary of their graduation and in appreciation of the alumni who, through the years, have kept up their strong commitment to give back to their alma mater.

FEBRUARY 2015 REUNION:

The Association also plans to have a class reunion in late February 2015 in Manila, a homecoming sojourn for those residing abroad to reconnect with their batch mates in the Philippines.  This reunion will kick-off the groundwork for their Diamond Jubilee in 2017, their 60th year anniversary.

The Mapa High School’57 Association of the U.S. and Canada is calling all Class’57 alumni to join them in these forthcoming reunions.

Those interested may contact any of the following: Ronaldo A. Almero (President; 949-600-3153; ra430_almero@yahoo.com); Jovita Agbong Chotiwatnanond (Vice President; 661-476-5367); Rosalinda Bermudez Estoque (Secretary; 562-926-8579); Angelita Biteranta Canlas (Secretary; 562-408-2701); Luciano A. Gillera (PRO; 818-933-1292; studiolucky@yahoo.com.

    Write a Comment
    JOSIE
    April 2, 2014
    Hi Ronnie,
    Congrats!!! Proud to be a MAPAN!
    Your generosity n love to our alma mater is
    Awesome....
    SABI NGA NI LINDA ANDAL..."ANG HINDI LUMINGON SA PINANGALINGAN AY DI MAKARARATING SA PAROROONAN"
    Kudos to MAPA CLASS'57 US_CANADA..
     
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