February 12, 2020
The year-long preparation of the High School Class of ’70 (Apollo) has successfully celebrated their golden anniversary last February 8, 2020 at Holy Angel University’s IH Gym.
Headed by its President, Ms. Remee Santos-Suarez, the celebration started with a motorcade in the morning where the batch preceded to campus tour visits to the Center for Kapampangan Studies, Chapel of the Holy Guardian Angels, University Theatre and IH Gym.
During the arrival of the batch members at the IH Gym in the afternoon event, they were serenaded by HAU’s Welcome Rondalla followed by a thanksgiving mass at the Chapel of the Holy Guardian Angels presided by HAU Chaplain, Rev. Fr. Marvin Dizon.
The celebration continued at the IH Gym after the thanksgiving mass attended by more than 220 batch members including the Apollo International and their former high school teachers.
Ms. Remee Santos-Suarez who also emceed the event gave her welcome address to her batchmates. HAU Vice President for Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assistant to the President, Ms. Edna Marriza Santos delivered the message of HAU President Dr. Luis Maria R. Calingo for the Welcome Remarks. In the message delivered by Ms. Santos, Dr. Calingo highlighted that he continues to be impressed by the loyalty and devotion of Angelites to their alma mater. The Apollo’s are special because they were fortunate enough to have as college president the University Founder Don Juan Nepomuceno himself; and in the recent inclusion of HAU in a list of top universities in Philippines created by independent news site Kami,com.ph, featured by MSN Money that added the most value. For the first time this year, the said news site released its top 15 universities in the Philippines where HAU was identified ranking #6 alongside #1 UP Diliman, #2 Ateneo de Manila, #3 De La Salle, #4 Technological University of the Philippines, and #5 University of Santo Tomas. With this achievement of HAU, the Apollo were delighted to hear the great news and received a warm of applause from the audience.
The reunion also featured dance presentations from the members from Philippines and International Apollo’s with “Happy Together” and “In my Life” songs. The batch also paid tribute to their high school teachers who graced the event to name a few: Mrs. Fredeswinda Bauzon, Ms. Ms. Perla Enriquez, Ms. Elvira Dijamco, Ms. Carmelita Pamintuan and Ms. Edna De Guzman.
The success of Apollo’s celebration was made possible because of its hardworking officers in the country and abroad. Congratulations to Apollo’s and Laus Deo semper!