Betan Picture-an III
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These pictures were sent by Ike Araneta'71 of Palo Alto, CA.
Dr. Pogs Gaspay's 60th b'day at Foothills Park, Palo Alto, CA - May 8, 2011
A Hawaiian Retreat
l-r: Orly Ancheta, Yay Topacio, Bong Jamir & Ike Araneta
Plus Tanya Araneta, enjoying the native cuisine at local favorite Side Street Inn
Plus Pearl, wife of Orly, overlooking their multi-acre spread
Iwa Valley Golf Course
Paging California and Alberta golf nuts... this is the life!!
Brod Orly's playground - we can get used to this, too.
These pictures were sent by Jim Madrasto'71 and Ernie Igot'70 from PA and MD.
"A Weekend of Memories after 37 years"
Last March 6, 2011 brods from Maryland and Pennsylvania got together at the Hibachi Buffet Restaurant in MD.
Present were Abe Agulto 71 and his wife, Ernie Togi Igot 70 and his wife, Raoul 'Cool Jacks' Reyes 65, and Jim
Madrasto 71 with friend Manolo Salinel. -- Jim Madrasto, UPD 71D
Abe Agulto 71, Raoul Reyes 65, Jim
Madrasto 71 & Ernie Igot 70
Same group with wives of Brods Abe and Togi
Dante Agulto's Maryland visit last October at the brewery where I (Ernie) work as a brewmaster. Cheers!!
[Web note: Ernie, aka 'Togi', is BS Chem Engg. "Betan Strong" ang timpla ng beer - Matapang. Naturally.]
These pictures were sent by Rolly Reyes'66 from RP.
These pictures were sent by Bobby Manansala'67 from RP.
UPD'67B reunions Jan. '11 for batchmate Willy Ramos from Indiana at Roy Lising's PARIMEX
l-r: Willy Ramos, Bobby Manansala, Roy Lising, 1968 GP Atty. Milton Mendoza, Henry Gutierrez,
Torch Manalang, Atty. Boyet Fernandez & Atty. Ferdie Echiverri.
Plus 1967 GP Ambassador Jimmy Yambao (2nd left)
Plus CEO Tony Panajon (3rd left)
These pictures were sent by Rolly Reyes'66 from RP.
UP Diliman Batch '65 "Black Saints" 45th Anniversary
Counterclockwise: Pol Moral, Gamy Manikan, Mon Amparo, Lito Lazaro, Ricky Tolentino,
Jun Leyco, Rolly Santos, Mon Ventura & Larry Tumaneng.
*Web note: 40th Black Saints Anniversary, go to Features/'Old News'/2005 Dec 09 or simply click here.
Fact: Black Saints'65 produced 3 GPs: Gamy Manikan, 1969-71 (2 terms); Norman Bituin, 1971-72; Ed Baldoria, 1973-74.
Infanta, Quezon lambanog by Mon "Dagger" Amparo
Label: 'Wood Alcohol Since 1965 Beta Sigma Distillery UP'
45th anniversary venue at Ricky Tolentino's in Marikina
With guests Rolly Reyes & Willie Nepomuceno
l-r: Ed Baldoria, Gamy Manikan, Mon Amparo, Ricky Tolentino, Pol, Moral,
Rolly Santos, Jun Leyco, Mon Ventura, Larry Tumaneng & Lito Lazaro.
Norman Bituin & Danny Galoso celebrate and toast at Hooters
Bienvenida party for Brods Ezzy & Allan back from Brotherhood of Scholars II USA trip
Self caricature by Rolly Reyes'66
--- An evening with UP Fine Arts brods and friends ---
A very rare gathering of Fine
Arts brods was hosted by Brod Nelson Rivera at his cozy Blueridge
residence last night, Saturday, 6 November. It was a fine evening event to
celebrate the birthdays of Brods Pol Moral, an advertising copy legend and
Brod Nelson Rivera, one of the country's topnotch creative lensman. Also
present were Brods Pablo Baens Santos, a famous revolutionary and
environmental artist who is a trailblazer in an advocate expressionist
group. Of course, the Betan jewel entertainer-impressionist Brod Willie
Nep was there. Multi-awarded inquirer editorial cartoonist Brod Jess
Abrera (as always) sprinkled his legendary wit and humor to elicit
non-stop laughter in this fun-filled evening. a brod-celebrity was also
there - Brod Popoy "alias Piryo" Castaneda, a former Fine Arts colleague
but graduated with a degree in Agriculture, not Fisheries, from UPLB. To
complete the nocturnal savoring of good food and drinks, Betan friends
Manny, Benny and Higgy Simpliciano joined the 3-hour long nostalgic
discourse of music, arts and cultural flashpoints in our cerebral
Guided by the email of Brod
Wally, our brod from New York whose wide vision always comes in handy, I
arranged a meeting between Brod Ted Quijano (also from NY) and his lovely
boss and wife Ling. This is a small event showing the way as an example of
NY Beta Sigma Chapter's respect for the works of Brod Banz used during
their fraternity ball's souvenir program. Malmon, our legendary character,
has been featured time and again in some merchandising lines and publicity
campaigns and the NY brods thought it would be proper to donate a little
something to Brod Banz' family now that he's gone. Linda Banez and son
Brod Darwin Banez were there at Marriot Hotel to receive the check of
$200. Brod Ted and Ling then treated us to a buffet breakfast at the
hotel's coffee shop.
Darwin Banez'92, Linda Banez & Ted Quijano'69
Rolly Reyes, Linda Banez, Ling & Ted Quijano
We gathered at Bitoy's Place near ABSCBN for a mini fellowship-send off to our two scholars - Brods Allan Ibanez and Ezzy Escoto. We also gave them the tickets enroute to US of A.
Kim Cabatit, the pioneer sponsor in 2009 of the
Brotherhood of Scholars Project, with Allan and Ezzy
l-r: Kim Cabatit, GP Josh Caringal, former GP Elmer Reyes, Allan Ibanez & Ezzy Escoto
Rolly Reyes, Kim Cabatit & Ollie Jumao-as do the honor of handing airline tickets and bucks to Ezzy Escoto & Allan Ibanez
**Note: To see their itinerary, go to Announcements/Announce 01 or click here
Visit at Diliman Betan tambayan on Oct. 8, '10 by Founder Rico Arranz,
Brods Tatang Vergara, Ollie Jumao-as, Nap Cruz, JJ Jayme & Rolly Reyes
Newest brod Carlo de Laza, Batch 2010E, College of Fine Arts, major in sculpture
UPBSFI Prez Tatang Vergara's visit at Rolly Reyes' house in Santa Maria, Bulacan - Oct. '10
Yongyong Afable, Dan Lachica, Sol & Rico Arranz listen to Tatang's stories
Tatang with longtime chums Yongyong Afable & Henry Gutierrez
Standing: Ollie Jumao-as & Henry Gutierrez.
Seated: Yongyong Afable, Boyet Fernandez, Willie Vergara & Roy Lising.
Seated: Sol Arranz, Willie Nepomuceno, Rico Arranz, Raffy Hidalgo, Tatang Vergara & Yong Afable.
Standing: Rolly Reyes, Joel Paredes, Wo Coronel, Bino Aguinaldo, Henry Gutierrez, Roy Lising,
Ed Goyenoche & Boyet Fernandez.
Enching Rodriguez' 70th birthday celebration at "Batangus Resto" in Makati - Sep. '10
l-r: Pong del Corro, Enching Rodriguez, Mayor Lito Tadena, Torch Manalang & Boyet Fernandez
Plus: Dennis Navarro (standing at back) & Rico Arranz
"Barkadang Tisoy" - Pong, Enching, Dennis "The Singing Ambassador" - Jimmy Yambao
More brods: Pat Roman, Ross Fernando & Joel Paredes
And more: Rolly Reyes, Carlo Gervasio & Cris Michelena. CHEERS!!
These pictures were sent by Joe Lalas'69 of Corona, CA.
Sheer Joy of Being Frat Brothers
"Kawawang Cowboys" of
Lucban: Joe Lalas, Sonny Pagador, Dante Agulto, Joel Paredes &
Joe Lalas & Dante Agulto in Old Town Temecula, California
The "Pirates" of Las Vegas: Dante Agulto, Joe Lalas, Kim Cabatit, Nonoy Bautista, Joel Paredes & Edwin Garrido
Joe Lalas, Nonoy Bautista, "Forever Young" Joel Paredes & Edsel Arceo - LAX: Joel back RP 9-17-10
These pictures were sent by Rey Bello'69 from Oman.
A Reunion of Two in Oman: Art Atega, UPD'68 and Rey Bello, UPD'69
These pictures were sent by Rolly Reyes'66 from RP.
l-r: Mon Paje, Bogs Cabanatan, Rolly Reyes, Mat Defensor & Manny Balangue
Attended Brod Bogs' brithday bash held in Tito Aliling's residence in Xavierville 3, Q.C. Among those who attended were his UP High classmates that became members of different fraternities in Diliman. They all felt sad on the demise of our Brod Johnny Chiuten as he was respected during his days at the campus. Betan brods who attended were Brods Mat Defensor, Secretary Mon Paje, Torch Manalang and Manny Balangue. Secretary Brod Volt Gazmin was supposed to attend but defaulted coz he had to fly to a landslide in Cotabato.
Rolly Reyes '66, 9-13-10
This picture was sent by Norm Bituin'65 of Diamond Bar, CA.
Last meeting before UP SoCal Frat Ball 2010 with guest Dr. Abe Agulto, DVM from Maryland (seated 2nd right)
This picture of the UPLB 101010 venue was sent by Leo Balagot'69 of Los Banos, RP.
These pictures were sent by Ed Rivera'68 and Norm Bituin'65 of Los Angeles, CA.
A (Busy) UP SoCal weekend
8-13-10, Friday: Dinner with UP President Emer Roman at Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant
8-14-10, Saturday: Gen. mtg. in prep for Frat Ball & photo shoot of incoming officers at NormB
8-15-10, Sunday: Siony Villanueva's birthday lunch & dance at Mayflower Seafood Restaurant
These pictures were sent by Willie Vergara'67 of Rocklin, CA.
MUSIC, A SWAN SONG, SOME DRINKS, AND THE GP-ELECT’S FIRST MEETING
These pictures were sent by Rolly Reyes'66 of RP.
Breakfast at Mario's with Brods Yongyong Afable'68, Joel Paredes'73 and Prof. Joe Lalas'69, 8-11-10.
I attended the meeting with UP Diliman
residents re Brotherhood of Scholars program led by Brods Founder Rico Arranz,
Nonoy Bautista. Kim Cabatit (airfare donor of last year's program), Manman,
and Joel Paredes. We have unanimously agreed to defer the trip towards sem
break (Oct-Nov) for sound considerations.
These pictures were sent by Gabby Moraleda'68 of Santa Clara, CA.
Batanes, the northernmost and
smallest province of the country, has been in the forefront of Philippine news
lately. P-Noy has appointed to his cabinet 2 distinguished Ivatans. However, to
us Betans (from 60’s-70’s), it came as no surprise because we have 2 talented
Betan Brods from Batanes (BBB) – the Fagar brothers -- Cyrus (batch 69) BS Civil
Engineering and Dante (batch 72) BS Mass Communication.
These pictures were sent by Norman Bituin'65 from Diamond Bar, CA.
First of all, my personal congratulations to Brods Luigi Topacio and Angel John Dumlao, UPD Batch 2010d.
Brod Luigi, hope these circa 1994 photos don't embarrass you. Just want to share with the Betan Family how we have all grown up and bonded through the years in friendship and brotherhood.
Pictures below were taken at Laughlin, Nevada when the families of Hector San Juan, Edsel Arceo, Yay Topacio and Norm Bituin drove to the casinos to spend the Martin Luther King holiday weekend together on January 1994. Unfortunately, the 6.6 Northquake earthquake struck at 4:31 Monday morning. Hec and Edsel, who lived in the epicenter, had to rush back home.
The Betan kids with Luigi seated 2nd from left
Luigi standing 4th from left on second row
l-r: Julian San Juan, Kurt Bituin, Luigi Topacio, Jaz San Juan & Kina Arceo
Strolling down the boardwalk
Pictures below were taken at the Easter and despedida party on April 1994 hosted by Yay's batzka, Roy Antonio. UP Beta Sigma SoCal presented the Topacios with a farewell-appreciation plaque as they get ready to move back to Manila.
Yay and Jin with Luigi and Allysa
UP SoCal says goodbye to the Topacios. Atty. Ed Abon'69 from RP (standing rightmost) was visiting LA.
These pictures were sent by Yay Topacio'77 from Oahu, HI.
l-r: Dennis Navarro, Yay Topacio, Ross Fernando, Carlo Gervasio, Enching Rodriguez, Nonoy Bautista & Boyet Fernandez
Hi Brod Tatang and Brod Rolly!
My dad and I together with Brod Milton
visited Brod Ding Navarro this afternoon. Although Brod Ding unfortunately is
still not ambulant and unable to speak at this time, he seemed to be in high
spirits when he saw us. Napaluha siya ng ibigay ko sa kanya one of the
anniversary t-shirts that the resident Brods made. As you can see in the
attached pictures suot niya kaagad ito. His most recent visitor was Brod Rico
Arranz and Brod Nonoy Bautista. According to Medy, Ollie visits him every week.
These pictures were sent by Ernesto Igot'70 from Olney, MD.
I am sending you 2 photos taken at the deBasilan Reunion in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 8-11. The first photo obviously shows Art de Vera UPLB64 and myself. The second photo is again Art, myself and Manuel "Do" de Vera Beta Sigma AdeZ '72 and Art's brother. Art was the second day guest speaker at the reunion and was introduced as very active in the Beta Sigma alumni association among others.
UP Betans from Basilan include Richard Jacaria (deceased), Mino "Blue Max" Generalao(deceased), Onofre Grino, Louie Alano, Dick Brown, Mando Dayrit and Rene Tiamzon who are all UPLB. I am the only one from Diliman.
Best regards to all.
Ernesto " Togi " Igot UPD 70, 7-14-10
This picture was sent by Joe Lalas'69 of Corona, CA.
l-r: Bernie Bacosa'71, Rolly Aquino'68, Joe Lalas'69.
Berrnie and Joe visited Rolly, who had moved to SoCal from Chicago last December (see Picture-an II), on June 25, '10 at his home in San Jacinto, CA. Rolly was confined at Riverside County Regional Center and is presently undergoing dialysis. If you want to say hello to Rolly, his address: 783 Buick Avenue, San Jacinto, CA 92582; telephone 951-487-7460; email 'firstname.lastname@example.org' (c/o wife Mila). Cheers, Brod Rolly!!
These pictures were sent by Rolly Reyes'66 in RP.
Brod Nonoy Bautista's 70th birthday celebration held at Shangrila Tower in Ortigas Center on June 23, 2010. His wife Ivy, his family's personal friends and a few brods attended this private and solemn gathering. Cheers to Brod 'Noy!
l-r: Rod Reyes, Gene Puente, Chax Baldoria, Dante Agulto, Rico Arranz, Nonoy Bautista,
Vic Ramos, Joel Paredes, Jayjay Jayme & Cris Michelena.
These pictures were sent by Benild Pires'64 of Victoria, B.C.
Brod Agustin "Toti" Que, UP Diliman '63,
formerly with the World Bank and now an advisor to a conglomerate in Indonesia,
visited Vancouver last week with his wife, Marita, to attend the graduation of
their daughter, Caroline, from the University of B.C.
Seated: Brod Henry Josue, San Beda College'77, Brod Pio Acampado, UPD'50, Brod Vic Battad, UPLB'68
and GP of the B.C. chapter, Vic's wife Vilma, my wife Laila, and Toti's wife Marita.
Standing: Brod Toti Que, UPD'63 and Brod Ben Pires, UPD'64.
Brods Vic, Toti, Ben, Henry
The Philippine Collegian ex-staffers:
Brod Pio, managing editor during editorship of Brod.Crispulo Icban Jr., UPD '50 (1953-54);
Brod Toti, editor, 1966-1967;
Brod Ben, managing editor during editorship of Brod Jimmy Yambao, UPD '63 (March - September 1967).
These pictures were sent by Jojo Alejar'79 in RP.
Backstage at Willie Nep's (click-->) "Presidentiables Gut Talent" show: Music Museum, RP, April 2010
l-r: Willie Nep with VP-to-be Jejomar Binay and Boots Anson Roa. l-r: Noy-Bi key strategist Joel Paredes, Brig.Gen. Rico Salapong,
Dante Agulto (a fellow Demolay of VP Binay), Cris Michelena.
l-r: Dante Agulto, Rico Salapong, Jojo Alejar, Joel Paredes, Willie Nep, Cris Michelena, Douglas Mondonedo.
These pictures were sent by Mayette Arceo, wife of Edsel Arceo'73, of Woodland Hills, CA.
"My new calling!!!", says Mayette
Crooning with the "Bits and Pieces", one of RP's top bands in the 60's-70's, that will play in UP SoCal Frat Ball on Sep. 5, 2010
The UP SoCal belles - Ivy, Eva, Mayette, Cherry - jam with band, Apr. 24, '10
This picture was sent by Philip Chua'55 of Munster, IN.
Brod Philip S. Chua, MD, FACS, FPCS, (UPD '55), Lead Convenor of the US Pinoys for Noy-Mar in Las Vegas,
speaks on The Winds of Change and Our Appointment with Destiny at the People Power Festival in Las Vegas on
Feb. 28, 2010, commemorating the 24th anniversary of the People Power EDSA Revolution of 1986 in the Philippines.
This picture was sent by Cosme Santiago'67 of Seattle, WA.
Taken by Jovenal Serna'63 and sent by GP Cosme Santiago - Beta Sigma Northwest Fratball, Aug'09
l-r: Fred Aquino, Tatang Vergara, Cosme Santiago, Mrs. Jovenal Serna and Greg Vergara ("apo" ni Tatang).
These pictures were sent by Boy Ramos'57 of Fremont, CA.
== Circa 2004 ==
Seated: Gilbert Joven, Gene Puente, Gen. Guillermo Pecache, Boy Ramos, Vic Ramos, Pong del Corro,
Fernando and Frankie Llaguno.
Kneeling: Dennis Navarro and Ross Fernando.
Standing: Jimmy Yambao, Frankie Llaguno, Nonoy Bautista, Boy Ramos, Pong del Corro and Enching Rodriguez.
These pictures were sent by Danny Galoso'65 of Covina, CA.
== The Galoso Betan Connection: Brothers & Son/Nephew ==
Babes'69 and son Francis'06 drive cross-country from NY and meet brother/uncle Danny'65 in CA
Dinner at Don Cuco Restaurant - Glendale, CA, April 18, '10
l-r: Francis Galoso'06, Babes Galoso'69, Manny Boado'69, Edsel Arceo'73,
Roy Antonio'77, Aman Carolino'71, Danny Galoso'65 and Art Martin'69.
Plus wives Francia Galoso, Dinah Antonio and Mayette Arceo
These pictures were sent by Raffy Hidalgo'86 from RP.
"Two Tabets in Hongkong" - April '10
Melvir Buela 02 and myself were in Hong Kong a few weeks ago. Vacation with some office colleagues.
This picture was sent by JJ Jayme from RP.
"We Salute Our Glorious Leaders, circa 2006"
l-r: Brod Greg Palis, Ivy Cosio-Bautista, JJ Jayme, Brod Nonoy Bautista, Brod Ding Navarro, Brod Mon Paje, Mrs.
Belen A.Noguera (sister of Mrs. Jayme), Mrs. Leonor Jayme, Brod Rico Arranz and wife Tita Sol, Brod Raoul
Victorino, and Brod Sofronio San Juan and his wife who passed away last year. Brod Frony was mom's classmate
at the U.P. College of Dentistry and the father of our very own Brod Hector San Juan, DVM