Betan Alumni Visit
the "City of Angels"
by Norman Bituin UPD'65
The UP Beta Sigma Fraternity, Southern California Chapter warmly welcomed
two visiting brods to Los Angeles: Rene Padilla UPD'65, an architect
based in Sydney, Australia; and Bobby Manansala UPD'67, a businessman/entrepreneur
living in San Fernando, Pampanga. Rene, wife Dolly and son Victor were
hosted by batchmate Norman Bituin at his home in Diamond Bar on Sept.
20. Ago Romero rolled out the hospitality carpet for the famous (or infamous?)
Betan memorabilia collector, Bobby aka "Ahas", at his place
in Buena Park on Oct. 1.
As usual, it was a happy occasion to see each other after all the years.
It was a time to recount and reminisce on the young, fun years of college
and fraternity days and to catch up on the latest on their personal, family
and professional lives. Rene and family were on, as Rene put, "the
mother of all trips" which would take them around the world in 6
weeks, including stops in SF, Las Vegas, New York, Toronto, Washington
DC, Paris, Lourdes and Singapore. Bobby, on the other hand, was visiting
his mother and sisters in New Jersey and his daughter in LA. He was also
seen cheering wildly inside the Angels Stadium in Anaheim for his beloved
New York Yankees, which unfortunately lost to the hometown Los Angeles
Angels in the American League division playoffs. Next year maybe, Bobby?
So for upcoming visitors be sure to give the UP Beta Sigma SoCal Betans
a forewarning call. The LA brods and wives will put the "shrimp on
the barbie" for you, as the Aussies say; the Pinoy food, the beer,
pulutan and kuwento, too. Cheerzzz!!
RenePadilla'65, Danny Galoso'65, Roy Antonio'77, Ric
Tolentino'65, Tito de Santos'63, & George Abrina'73
Laureen Escobar, Evelyn Cornelia, Chit Taguinod, Cherry
Bituin, Dinah Antonio, & Dolly Padilla.
CCW from L - Danny Galoso'65, Rene Padilla"65,
Carling Taguinod'57, George Abrina'73, Ed Cornelia'58,
Tito de Santos'63, Ric
Tolentino'65, Lem Michelena'75, & Roy Antonio'77
Batch'65 all - Rene Padilla, Norman Bituin, Jimmy de Luna,
Elmor Villanueva, Ric Tolentino, Danny Galoso,
& Boi Wico.
Kneeling -- Tito de Santos'63, Norman Bituin'65, Ed Cornelia'58;
Standing -- Elmor Villanueva'65, Lem Michelena'75, Sonny Pagador'76,
Rene Padilla'65, Carling Taguinod'57, Chit Taguinod, Kurt Bituin,
Padilla, Jimmy de Luna'65, Victor Padilla, Cherry Bituin, Evelyn Cormelia.
Kneeling -- Johnny Singh'68, Mando Enrico'63, Angie Ouano'63, Brandon
Barrido'67. Standing -- Zeni Rivera,
Ed Rivera'68, Ed Cornelia'58,
Jean Ouano, Cherry Bituin, Rexie Enrico, Eva Romero, George Abrina'73,
Danny Galoso'65, Bobby Manansala'67, Ago
Sitting -- Angie Ouano'63, Mando Enrico'63, Tito
de Santos'63, Bobby Manansala'67, Ed Rivera'68.
Standing -- Brandon Barrdio'67, Johnny Singh'68,
Danny Galoso'65, Ago Romero'68, Jun Valenzuela'73,
"Barkadang Cubao" - 38 years hence: Bobby'67, Norman'65,