Dateline: Saturday, Jan 25. 2020
Taal Volcano was still spewing steam and it rained the night before in southern Metro Manila and nearby Cavite and Laguna towns. Despite stronger tremors and jitters the day before sent by a restive Taal Volcano, a CHSAF Taal Mission team delivered the first wave of CHS Alumni donations for Taal evacuees being housed and cared for by Tagaytay City.
We must have brought the love of the Holy Spirit to Tagaytay City.Today, Taal Eruption Alert Level was reduced to 3 and evacuees (except for towns still in danger zones) are gladly returning to their homes after two weeks of sacrifice.
CHSAF is still receiving donations for the families surrounding Taal, especially those who are still in danger areas and have not recovered.Together with the SSpS sisters and CHSM, CHSAF will assess where we can best bring help and support for them.Our compassion and care will not flag until they are settled back to their normal lives.
The CHS HS Class ’70 invites you to come home to the College of the Holy Spirit Manila on Sunday, February 2, 2020 for the Homecoming 2020
50 years ago in 1970 ......
1970 was the cusp of a new decade, the “Age of Aquarius and the awakening of national consciousness. The “Battle of Mendiola” marked our senior year leaving bullet scars in our classroom. We exploited our full potential, excelled in our chosen fields and shined in our spheres of influence. Each has maintained a work-life balance that provides for the best for our families and to those in need.We have passed the legacy of faith to our children. We are still united, rejoicing in triumphs and supporting each other in trials. ….. CHS HS ’70, “Unity with a heart”.””
50 years hence - HS Class
'70 celebrates Homecoming 2020
as Jubilee Host
HS ’70 Sapphire Jubilee Presentation – Divas & A-go-go number.
HS ’70 Ruby Jubilee Presentation -Brazilian Dance Number.
HS Class '70 Legacy Project - Renovation of CHSM Chapel
HS Class ‘70 restores our beloved CHS Chapel
On February 2, 2020, High School Class ’70 will be celebrating its Golden Jubilee, together with other jubilarians of the College of the Holy Spirit. It will be a joyous event to return to our other childhood home, our Alma Mater. This was where little girls with knobby knees and skinny legs in starched brown and white uniforms grew into young ladies with the kind of inner toughness that help navigate the many tests of a lifetime. Our Alma Mater nurtured our intellectual and emotional growth and our spiritual formation. We learned from our teachers, textbooks, and the lessons of building lasting friendships.
The CHS Chapel is the most loyal witness to our spiritual journey. There, in the second grade, we celebrated our First Communion, dressed in long white gowns and veils, ready for a blessing from the Holy Spirit. There we had many first Friday Masses in our white gala uniform, raising our voices heavenward with hymns we likely remember to this day. There we lined up for our confessions to be heard. There the more prayerful ones of us visited during lunch breaks to say a short prayer. The Chapel was indeed a big part of our young live
That dear old Chapel, spare but quietly elegant, aged with us until it was worn and tired, its once shiny wooden floor scuffed and split so one could see right through to the hall below. The natural light from the wide windows that used to bounce off the floor’s warm glow was dulled by a white vinyl cover that later had been laid over the center and front aisles to protect the floor from further degradation. That utilitarian vinyl cover most definitely diminished the Chapel’s serene beauty.
HS Class ’70 chose as its Legacy Project for 2020 to restore the Chapel’s wood floor, the very foundation of that beloved place. While other parts of the Chapel still need renewal, the gleaming new wood floor in the center and front aisles now extends a familiar welcome to the CHS communities of students, alumnae, teachers and sisters. The new floor is of Philippine T&G mahogany wood coated with polyurethane that helps protect wood, minimizes scratches and deterioration and lesser maintenance. In addition, the altar has been extended forward by a semi-circular platform of a lighter wood that will be used during Communion. This restored Chapel was blessed by Fr. Angel Magada, our school chaplain on August 10, 2019.
The Chapel Restoration project would not have proceeded without the solid commitment of HS
The Chapel Restoration project would not have proceeded without the solid commitment of HS Class ’70 and its officers. A fundraising and pledge drive which began in 2016 elicited tremendous shows of gratitude and generosity from alumnae in the Philippines and abroad. HS Class ’70 will celebrate the restored Chapel together on Homecoming Day, February 2, 2020.
First General meeting of Jubilarians for Homecoming 2020
HS Class '50
Ms. Lydia Tansinsin, Class Representative of HS Class ’50 with fellow Jubilarians, Rosalou Blanco Lamson and Carina Querubin of HS Class ’65 before their dance presentation in the “Spirit is Calling” musicale in 2018.
HS Class '55
Group picture of HS Batch ’55 on Homecoming day
HS Class '60
The HS Batch ’60 Christmas party was held recently on November 25, 2019. Top Photo from the Left: Carmen Dayrit Padilla, Zonia Buencamino Rapisora and Olive Siongco de Guzman. Second row: Gloria Manalang Angara, Digna Santiago, Angelina Pamiloza Taylor, Ma. Lourdes Rodriguez-Fernandez, Evelyn Llamas Estrella and Rosario Navarro Monasterial. Third Row: Carmen Ignacio Bernardo, Imelda Gener Rodriguez, Norma Tang Lim, Victoria Pineda Gatchitorena, Veredigna Santos Laxamana, Mina Lopez Austria and Socorro Perez Reyes.
HS Batch ’60 San Francisco USA residents:
Above photo from the left: Vivian Almacen de Vera, Leonora Alalayan Basilio, Aurora de Leon Cayunda, Evelyn Dizon Fojas, Edwina Galeon Cavestany, Linda Rivera del Rosario.
HS Class '65
Early Christmas party of Class 65 which coincidentally was also Thanksgiving Day…. very timely for the Emerald ladies who came in Cabaret costumes, to thank the Good Lord for the 55 years of friendship and good health.
HS Class '75
HS Class '80
Video of the “Spread the Love” dance number presented at the Spirit is Calling Musicale in September 2018.
College Integrated group on Homecoming day 2019
College integrated dance presentation on Homecoming day 2018
College Integrated dancers pose with Laly Aldeguer and Pinky Manzano, “Spirit is Calling Musicale”, before the group’s presentation on Homecoming day 2018.
CHSAF STRATEGIC PLANNING 2019
The Board of Trustees of the College of the Holy Spirit Alumni Foundation Inc. ended the term 2018-2019 by holding a Strategic Planning 2019 at the St. Scholastica's Center of Spirituality in Tagaytay City. The successful Strategic Planning /workshop was conducted by CHSAF Board member and facilitator, Marissa Camacho and assisted by fellow Board Directors, Veronica Fenix Villavicencio, Amy King Dejardin, and Aya Guevarra. Alumnae from different generations from 1950 to1993 participated and formulated plans and strategies for CHSAF in relation and collaboration with CHSM, S.S.p.S. Sisters CHSNAF and AMC.
ANTONIETA VILLARAZA PALENZUELA
CHSAF President HS'65
TMS SHIP AGENCIES INC.
GOLDEN JUBILARIANS HS'69
Elizabeth, HS'70 Amelita, HS'71 Bernardine, HS'75 Rose Marie, HS'80
Bridges, Ideas & Strategists
AIDA TAN YU
BS Commerce Major in Accounting 1965
SPONSORS & PARTNERS IN THE CHSAF SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
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Elizabeth, HS'70 Amelita, HS'71 Bernardine, HS'75 Rose Marie, HS'80
B.S. Accounting Commerce 1965
Bridges, Ideas and Strategies.