It was a red letter day for all us PCSians 89 and 93. Cant believe this day has come! After four months of preparations, get-togethers, POC meetings and house to house trips, our Alumni Homecoming has finally come. 1pm pa lang nasa PCS na si Joanne Ponce, Ed Marquez and Lindsay Perez to oversee the preparations of our suppliers. Augustus Castaneda and I joined them. Rhoel Roxas and Sharlyn Bautista, our program hosts, followed to do some sound checking and rehearse the flow of our program.
We started the program a little late, may santacruzan kasi kaya sobrang trapik sa bayan but the wait is definitely worth it. Edralyn Marquez welcomed our batchmates and guests and after his speech comes the much awaited part of the event, dinner. Our food was catered by Bing Cruz catering. During dinner we were entertained by the G26 band and Luis Marcelo's band, Kalapunk. The event was made more special with the presence of our elementary and high school teachers. A welcome remark was delivered by Ms. Lolit Evangelista, elementary principal, Ms. Angelina Esguerra, former elementary principal and Mrs. Precy Landrito, high school principal. Also present were Mrs. Baby Santos, Ms. Precy Hipolito, Mrs. Bautista, Ms. Mercy Pagkalinawan, Ms. Lorena Marcelino, Mrs. Fe Ilomin and Mr. Arcadio Antonio. Vernette Pacan-Pagala prepared a special song number for our teachers. She sang Thanks to you. Habang kumakanta si Vernette our batchmates went to our teachers and gave them flowers. It was a very touching song number. A small gesture to thank our 2nd parents on Mother's day.
Then came the raffle and fun games. Thanks to our batchmates who gave donations for the raffle. Madami tayo napamigay na mga magazines, bags, t-shirts, lotion and gift certificates. We also had a trivia game about PCS. Questions like ano ang first name ni Mr. Dela Pena, our former security guard (naalala nyo pa ba sya?)
This event is a benefit homecoming for both the elementary and high school departments of Pateros Catholic School. The proceeds of our ticket sales will be donated. We will post our financial reports in our future posts. Sobrang enjoy lahat ng umatend and kami mga POC are very thankful to all of us who made this homecoming a success. Di rin maging successful ang event natin without all your support and cooperation. It's great to see all our batchmates and teachers again. Hanggang sa susunod na reunion!!!