January 6, 2020
The Holy Angel University High School Batch ’94 hosting of the 28th Grand Alumni Homecoming in partnership with the HAU Alumni Association, Inc. (HAUAAI) was a big success last December 28, 2019 at the Immaculate Heart Gymnasium.
A homecoming mass was celebrated for the HS Batch ’69 (Frontliners) who are the main honorees for the homecoming, celebrating their golden anniversary and the HS Batch ’94 who are celebrating their silver anniversary at the Chapel of the Holy Guardian Angels. The mass was concelebrated by HAU Chaplain Rev. Fr. Marvin Dizon, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Zamora (HS Batch ’94) from the US and Rev. Fr. Gerry Evarola (Hs Batch ’69) from Antipolo City.
The registration started at 4:00 p.m. followed by the main event at 6:30 p.m. with the parade of batches. Almost 1,000 alumni attendees graced the event with the HS Batch ’58 being the oldest batch attendee while the HS Batch ’96 the youngest attendee.
Mr. Reynald Batul, President of HS Batch ‘94 officially opened the program. He started by thanking all the people who helped them especially his batchmates in making the homecoming a success. Ms. Edna Marriza Santos, Assistant to the President and VP for Institutional Effectiveness delivered the message of University President Dr. Luis Maria R. Calingo. In the message delivered by Ms. Santos, Dr. Calingo named a few of the reasons that HAU has received during the year 2019: The continuing impressive performance of our graduates in the national professional licensure board examinations; The successful accreditation of HAU’s programs both national and international agencies; HAU’s recognition by the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) as the 2019 PMAP Employer of the year for the Luzon Region; and HAUs unprecedented performance in the generation of external resources through government grants that will fund several faculty research and development projects that will benefit the regions.
This year, the Alumni Association gave honor to the outstanding alumni for 2019: Mr. Philip D. Torres, Batch ‘80 (for Culture and the Arts), Dr. Reynaldo T. So, Batch ’69 (for Dental Medicine) and Dr. Victor Q. Zapanta, Batch ’69 (for Medicine).
With an added feature this year, the host batch awarded the first-ever Alumni King and Queen for 2019: Mr. Leslie Cunanan from HS Batch ’96 and Ms. Elizabeth Dayrit from HS Batch ’73.
The homecoming featured dance presentations from the different batches and the transfer of the symbolic obligation key from The Crusaders (HS Batch ' 94) to The Evangelizers (HS Batch ' 95) who will host the next Grand Alumni Homecoming.
The big winner during the homecoming is Ms. Michaela Rodriguez from Angeles City who won a brand-new Toyota Vios (2020 model) from Angeles City with the Car Raffle for a Cause project of The Crusaders.