2016 PPHS Homecoming dubbed ‘A night to remember!’
At the 2016 PPHS Grand Homecoming held Saturday, February 13, 2016 at the Makati Sports Club in Makati City. The event was dubbed as “A Night to Remember!” View all 355 event pictures in the Photo Gallery.
66 Alumni attend August 2012
South San Francisco Reunion
The 2012 Bay Area Reunion saw 66 schoolmates, including honored guest Lorna Camacho Pacis (Class 1955) get together at the Embassy Suites Hotel in South San Francisco on August 18, 2012.
The event featured a dinner, dance, dance exhibitions, entertainment provided by Toni Pabalate (Class 1964), and a raffle of door prizes.
The event’s organizing committee, led by overall event promoter Feli Sadia Mele (‘59), included Nelia Natividad Balisi (‘64), Norma Quintos Willis (‘58), Nelia Sanchez Flaviano (‘71), Leila Pabellano Guevarra (‘64), Edna Lalata Kogut (‘71), Gertrudes Ventura Daffon (‘71), Toni Pabalate (‘64), Ric Ronas (‘71), Jose Tamonte (‘71), Felix Rodriguez (‘63), Danny Natividad (‘67), Alegria Natividad (‘74), Marisa Robles (‘69), Monette Novicio (‘69), and Rodora Retome Zucker (‘71).
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held 2010 in SF Bay Area
By Nilda Abad Armamento
August 14, 2010 was an evening to remember at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in South San Francisco where we had our very firstAll Pillarians Reunion. It was great seeing everyone having fun, enjoying the evening. Hope all were able to connect with some old friends and classmates.
The first All Pillarians Reunion was organized by Classes 1963, 1964, 1966, and 1967 with the participation of Class 1962.
View photos: Album 01 (27 pics) | Album 02 (14 pics) compliments of Nilda Abad Armamento.
A Brief History of the
Pio Del Pilar High School
The Pio Del Pilar High School was founded in 1947 by former Senator Jovito Salonga. Originally located on A. Mabini Street in Barangay Poblacion, the school relocated twice: to J. Rizal Avenue (at the corner of Escuela Street) and then to F. Zobel (corner Morong), both in Barangay Poblacion.
Pio Del Pilar High School became a public institution in 1999 when its assets were purchased by the City of Makati which then renamed the school “Makati High School – Pio Del Pilar Annex.”
In June 28, 2002, the city once more renamed the school “Pio Del Pilar National High School.”
The Pillarians has formed a new Facebook group. If you are a Pio Del Pilar High School graduate and have a Facebook account, you’re welcome to login and join the group.
It was a night to remember!
Schoolmates and their guests started filing into the Makati Sports Club at 5:00 PM - and by 7:00 PM, the place was packed.
The party began - with dinner being served - after Nelson Diadula led in the singing of the Philippine national anthem, Lupang Hinirang.
While schoolmates and their guests were busy with dinner, Lina Almazan (batch 1968) surprised everyone with a fantastic performance consisting of two HUla dance routines. Lina is from Hawaii.
Dancing followed dinner, which was followed by a seemingly endless raffle of valuable prizes, followed by more dancing.
All the fun was made more memorable with the performance of seven DIs (dance instructors) who demonstrated their ballroom skills.
A special “Thanks!” is due to our donors: Liza Swang, Vickie Madeja, Jean Gloria Malig, Noemi Narra-Torres, Jose Tamonte Jr., Elizabeth Francisco Calara, Leila Pabellano Guevarra, Belen Quitoriano Luckhart, Margie Antonlin, Lina Almazan, Boy Agustin, and the Class of 2013!
2013 All-Classes Grand Reunion themed ‘Western Round Up’
It was a night to remember. The Pillarians got together to celebrate their union and reminisce their good old days.
Sixty-two schoolmates (some coming from Hawaii and Florida) and 42 of their guests met at the Holiday Inn South San Francisco on Friday, November 1, 2013 in what was billed as a “Western Round Up”, the 2013 reunion theme.
The night’s program, emceed by Mike Sanchez Brito, started with the singing of the US and Philippines national anthems, followed by a welcome message by organizer Nelia Sanchez Flaviano, a message from Lorna Camacho Pacis (honored guest and organization adviser), and an invocation by Nelson Diadula. After a sumptuous buffet dinner, the Pillarians and their guests enjoyed a special performance by Lirio Vital, whose captivating voice entranced an awed audience. Dancing was punctuated by the taking of group pictures, games staged by Edna Lalata Kogut, and raffling of prizes conducted by Norma Quintos Willis.
Manning the reception table.
The 2013 reunion planning committee was made up of Norma Quintos Willis, Nelia Natividad Balisi, Teresita Lalata Manlapaz, Nelson Diadula, Roland Reyes, Edna Lalata Kogut, Toots Ventura Daffon, Rodora Retome Zucker, Raquel Ronas Maroto, Ricardo Ronas, and Nelia Sanchez Flaviano.