‘Bundok Society’ stages 2014 reunion in Las Vegas October 19-21
14 pictures (rotates every 5 seconds) from the 2013 Reunion in Winchester, CA last September 28, 2013.
Past Events . . .
Art & Esmyrna Jorge in Palmdale
June 17, 2009: Art and Esmyrna Jorge played host to Norma and Julius Willis in Palmdale, CA where the Jorges now live. Esmyrna is an officer of the Antelope Valley Transportation Authority and Art runs a real estate business.
Andrea Cabiles in Portland, OR
April 14, 2009: Norma reunites with Priscilla Andrea Cabiles in Portland, OR where Andrea resides and works as a nurse.
Our money’s on Celia Tomlinson (left) for pin-up girl of the year! Who’s that with her? It’s her sis Atty. Ruby Ruiz-Bruno.
We’ve found a few of our classmates - still more to be located. Can you help? Check the list.
Remember her? Sheâ€s in Florida and has sent some pictures from the old school days. Thereâ€s also a picture of her family. See them.
We’re adding stories of Bundok Society members - send yours now to Norma.
Happenings from a while ago . . .
LAS VEGAS REUNION 2011
Class 1958 joined a reunion sponsored by Class 1971 in Las Vegas, NV, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011. Picture shows attendees at the Summerlin home of Ted and Gloria Pabalan: Fred and Lorna Antonio, Norma and Julius Willis, Gloria and Ted Pabalan, and Esmyrna and Art Jorge.
Lourdes Sison-Wong hosts Bundok Society’s 2013
Reunion 2013 at her Winchester, CA home
Makati Elementary School (MES) class 1954 alumni met at the home of classmate Lourdes Sison-Wong in Winchester, CA Saturday, September 28, 2013 to celebrate their 59th class anniversary.
This yearâ€s reunion was a Hawaiian Luau-themed event. All class members and their guests were dressed for the occasion wearing their best Hawaiian outfit.
The Class of 1954 meets once a year to celebrate their graduation and to renew old friendships. This yearâ€s get-together was a huge event considering the number of alumni and their guests who attended. Attendees included: Jean Gloria Malig, Gloria Antonio Pabalan, Celia Ruiz Tomlinson, Lourdes Sison Wong, Esmyrna Agustin Jorge, Norma Quintos Willis, Ted Pabalan, Donald Wong, Art Jorge, Bruce Harder, Rodolfo Fabregas, Mila Bao, Waldo Bao, Antonio Sundiang, and Monette Macasieb Williams.
Esmyrna Agustin-Jorge, Alfredo Antonio, Gloria Antonio-Pabalan, Lucila Aprecio, Lorna Camacho-Pacis, Rodolfo Fabregas, Christian Gloria, Jean Gloria-Malig, Ruth Kendall, Salvador Mallorca, Marietta Norona, Celia Ruiz Tomlinson, Antonio Sundiang, and Norma Quintos Willis.
INVITED BUT FAILED TO ATTEND:
Aida Buenaventura, Rosalinda Quintos-Tabing, and Norma Vecta.
Lunch | Memory Day | Pictures,
Memories, Website Plan | Campaign to Reach Out to Other | Classmates and Contemporaries | Directory
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At the 2008 Reunion, from left: Rodrigo Sultan, Buddy Mallorca, Rita Dumandan Evangelio, Nester Perez Ansey, Zenaida Lugay Manlungat, and Marietta Reyes Trinidad. More in the Photo Gallery.
Reunion organizers held a pre-reunion lunch meeting at the NorthPark Restaurant in Makati on June 27, 2008. From left: Norma Vecta Manjoorsa, Sal Mallorca, Lorna Camacho Pacis, Norma Q. Willis, Esmyrna Jorge, and Art Jorge. More in the Photo Gallery.
Photo Gallery - Check out the gallery for pictures and picture slide shows featuring recent events, including the June 2007 reunion at the Las Flores, CA home of Esmyrna Jorge (nee Agustin)
Classmate Gloria Pabalan
hosts 3-day fun fest
Makati Elementary Schoolâ€s Bundok Society (an association of school alumni) successfully staged its 2014 reunion in Las Vegas, NV October 19-21.
Classmate Gloria Antonio-Pabalan and her husband Ted graciously hosted this year’s event at their beautiful, spacious Summerlin home.
Attendees in their reunion T-shirts!
The get-together started with dinner and partying at the Pabalan home on Sunday,Â October 19 that ended at 2:00 AM. Classmates enjoyed the sumptuous cuisine and engaged in a night of story-telling and karaoke singing, with displays by Norma Willis, Buddy Salvador, Waldo Bao, Jimmy San Mateo, Ted Pabalan, and Don Wong.
Rotatig pics show the 13 attendees as they appeared at Gloria Pabalan’s home.
On Monday, October 20, the classmates met at 1:00 PM for buffet lunch at the Rio Hotel - feasting until 3:00 PM. After a brief rest, the classmates met again for shows at the Flamingo where they saw Love Beatles and Cirque du Soleil. After the shows, they snacked at the food court and then went to classmate Gloriaâ€s Flamingo Hotel hospitality suite where they had drinks and discussed Bundok matters.
On Tuesday, October 21, the classmates met for lunch at Las Vegasâ€ Chinatown. After lunch, they took in a little afternoon rest, and then met to watch the Jersey Boys show at the Paris Hotel.Â Following the Jersey Boys show, the classmates took the 550-foot tall â€śHigh Rollerâ€ť ride - billed as the worldâ€s largest â€śobservation wheelâ€ť - and had the thrill of their lives. The classmates spent the rest of the night saying their goodbyes and preparing for the trip back home the following day.
Except for host Gloria Pabalan, attendees came to Las Vegas from Chicago, Seattle, and various parts of California. They were Celia Tomlinson and husband Bruce Harder, Lourdes Sison and husband Don Wong, Waldo Bao and wife Mila, Jaime San Mateo and wife Aida, Esmyrna Agustin and husband Art Jorge, Antonio Sundiang, Salvador Mallorca, Rodolfo Fabregas, Lucy Aprecio, Andrea Cabiles, Norma Vecta, and Norma Q. Willis.