TICKLE ME PINK: Remembering ADZU’s HS Batch 1954 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 01 December 2011 13:33

BY BETTY ELAGO

You might be wondering why I have chosen to write something about ADZU high school Batch ’54, but you see, I really admire their group. They have had remained in touch with each other, and they find time to be together, and not only this, the members of their group have high IQs belonging to the honor section, which is Section A. Their moderator was Rev. Fr. Ernesto Caretero. And according to the stories I heard from them, I presume Fr. Caretero had a hard time disciplining them. Teehee.

The names I will be mentioning in my column which is only around l5 of them have had become achievers in their respective careers that are worth mentioning, and since the Ateneo de Zamboanga University Alumni Homecoming will be celebrated starting on the 2nd of December, it will be nice to mention ADZU High School Class ’54. I really feel sorry that some of them are now with our Lord.

Bert Cababa (RIP) became head of the Phil. Insurance Co. for Mindanao.

Napoleon Doctor, who got the Golden Jubilarian Awardee  in 2004, became Vice President of Phil. Airlines for International Flights, and brought the late mother Theresa to Davao City during her visit to the Philippines. We’re sorry to say that Napoleon Doctor just died a few days ago. Our condolence to Lily Doctor and children, his sisters, Lily Araneta and Chaning Mandi.

Rafael Belisario, Salutotorian of the class, became the local leader of the Labor Union. (RIP).

Dr. Rolando Bucoy,  chief of the Zamboanga City Medical Center and is now retired.

Fred Dalipe, Assistant Manager of the Development Bank of the Philippines main office. After his retirement, he had decided to come home to Zamboanga. He is a thoughtful person. He visits my husband every now and then and exchange pleasantries with him.

Dr. Jesus Climaco, a practicing  doctor in USA and visits Zamboanga every now and then. He had a clinic here in ZAmbo. Before he left for abroad, and we use to take our kids to him for checkups since he is a pediatrician. He was one of the best here in Zamboanga.

Dr. William Thelmo migrated to America and practiced his profession there.
Felix Manalo became the Regional Director of the Phil. Coconut Authority.         Oswaldo Cruz became a priest.
Alberto Alfaro became our City Agriculturist.
Agustin Silva (RIP) worked with the Dept. of Labor.
Pedro Francisco also became our City Agriculturist before Tito Alfaro.
Romy Ozaeta became a Chief of Police in Zamboanga  del Sur.               
Marciano Ruste worked at the Zamboanga BIR Office (RIP).

Vincent A. Elago, who you all know is my beloved husband, became Head of  the Dept. of Tourism and  the Phil. Tourism Authority. I am proud to say that our beloved Zamboanga was the No 1 destination of tourists when they come to the Philippines.
There you are folks. I think you will agree with me the ADZU HS Batch ’54 is worth mentioning. Hurray to them!
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Before I end up this column, I would like to condole to the following families...The  families of Señora Pura Ferrer Arañez, Tia Laura Monroy Lopez, and to Ma’am Natividad Arciaga, who became my chemistry professor at UZ, for passing away and have joined our creator. God bless you all!.