When you don’t make it

I had been checking the net for the 2018 Bar results almost daily for all of April, on anticipation of happy news because of a dear friend of mine who took the Philippine Bar exams in November. This is a friend who has stood by me through thick and thin, and whose resilience and industry inspired me and continues to inspire me.

We met back in college in UP Manila and we became fast friends. We even had pet names for each other and were literally like brother and sister. We were so close and terribly fond of each other that his girlfriend then (who is his wife now) sometimes got jealous of how close we were. Then and even now, we remain to be close at heart even if we practically see each other once a year if I’m lucky– and we greet each other for our birthdays because it falls on the same month. Not quite right after mine like our mutual bestie, but still within. We have a lifetime of stories to tell between us.

Although he entered law school ahead of me, he started working soon after and became a casualty of the dreaded quality percentile index or QPI requirement of the Ateneo School of Law. I knew it wasn’t for lack of smarts, because even in college, he was one of the smartest persons I knew. He didn’t have the Manila private school pedigree of most of us, having grown up in the province, but he could hold his own in the August halls of the state university.

He chose to focus on his career which led to many trials and tribulations, but in time, he rose through the ranks.

Perhaps it was the fact that his children were now about to or had gone to college, or that life, in general, finally slowed down enough for him to return to his pursuit of the law, but he went back to school and finished, then enrolled for the bar review. He had the fire in him and I had complete faith in him. Developments at work allowed him more flexibility to devote time and effort to the review, and I know I was one among many praying for him.

On the evening (here in New York) when the results came out earlier in the day in Manila, I had gone out with some friends and had turned in rather late. The lights were out and I was already in bed making my way to la-la land when it hit me that I had not checked for the results. And I saw that the list was there.. I scoured the alphabetized list and hit the letter of my friend’s last name. I looked again.. and again.. but his name wasn’t there.

My heart sank.

I reached out to our mutual bestie to be sure I wasn’t wrong and I asked him how our friend was doing. I was eager to reach out but was afraid that doing so might hurt more.  This is one of those times when you have to be mindful of the effect of what you say or do to someone going through something.

We finally connected.  He says he is taking it again.  I told him we will pray harder.

I have been deeply saddened knowing how he had wanted this so badly. I know how it feels wanting it — but I was fortunate enough to have gotten it with only one try. I don’t know why I’ve been so emotional about this whole thing, as I find myself being enveloped by mixed feelings.

While I am deeply saddened by his inability to make it, I am also being swept up with this sudden, albeit much delayed, realization of how truly fortunate I was to have made it when I took that leap of faith many moons ago. This was one of those long ago life events that impacted me back then in a different way — and is making me look back with a deeper sense of appreciation so many years later.

I never took it lightly and looked upon that achievement as just run-of-the-mill or just another step forward. It was not something I ever deemed inevitable. It was a big prize I had coveted most of my young adult life. When I bagged it, I knew, even way back then, that it was mostly luck that I managed to achieve what I did: pass the bar on my first attempt, with hardly a structured review. It was, literally, a leap of faith.

It is a humbling thought that once more reaffirms my belief that a higher power is watching over me. While I never took that achievement of passing the Bar with a cursory review and with pure faith in luck and the power of prayer lightly, I have never put that much stock in having done it. To me, the stars just fell into place and that was that. I humbly accepted that it was nothing quite that special beyond the fact that I got some help from above. Looking at it now, though, I am suddenly overwhelmed by the enormity of it as against the loss I feel for my friend.

I am grateful. I always will be. I was blessed then, and I am blessed now. Many years later, that achievement and that gift has been given to me yet again, in a different form. I have been reminded.

Like always, we move on. I pray for him. For all those who suffered the disappointment of not having passed this bar examination. There will be another time.

Good luck, Toks…

The Pinay New Yorker passed the Philippine Bar in 1995 when the passing average was 30.28% with 967 passers making it out of 3,194 examines. This year’s passing average was 25.5% with 1,724 passing out of the 6,748 who took it.


Congratulations to the Bar passers of the 2017 Philippine Bar Exams

(2018 Philippine Bar Results)

It was a relatively higher passing rate of 25.5 percent, with 1,724 of the 6,748 examiners who took the Bar exams in November 2017 making it through. Congratulations!

Below is the full list of bar exam passers as released by the Supreme Court of the Philippines last April 26, 2018.

1. ABAD, Avalavenia M.

2. ABANGAN, Joan Risel B.

3. ABAPO, Yvonne Aussie I.

4. ABASTA, III, Sancho G.


6. ABDULJALEEL, Sittie Nayilah D.

7. ABDULLAH, Somayyah S.

8. ABE, Roenet Mark D.

9. ABELLANA, Lourde Liz L.

10. ABELLANOSA, Joanna Mae T. 11. ABENOJA, Nadine C.

12. ABES, Charmaine A.

13. ABESAMIS, Aerwin Carlo S.

14. ABESAMIS, Dan Runille M.

15. ABILO, Mark Emmanuel L.

16. ABIQUIBIL, Niña Rose B.


18. ABUD, Gladys D.

19. ACEITUNA, Myra Jean C.

20. ACHARON, Joahanna A.

21. ACMAD, Aznairah O.

22. ACOSTA, Rae Genevieve L.

23. ACOSTA, Ryan P.

24. ACUBA, Demetrio Medino J.

25. ADAN, Queenie Kate T.

26. ADDUN, Madeleine M.

27. ADVINCULA, Michael Caesar A.

28. AFRICA, Alyssa M.

29. AFRICA, Carlo Gino G.

30. AGAD, Al Philip B.

31. AGARIN, Conbelyn I.

32. AGBAYANI, Doris Joy N.

33. AGBAYANI, James Edward C.

34. AGNAR, Maria Shirin T.

35. AGRASADA, Tanya Katrina B.

36. AGUDO, Fermina Carmen A.

37. AGUILAR, Emma Ruby J.

38. AGUILAR, Francis Paul P.

39. AGUNDAY, Norlito, Jr. P.

40. AGUSTIN, Jeremiah Jan F.

41. AGUSTIN, Rasheda L.

42. AGUSTIN, Verlito L.

43. ALAMPAY, Mary Katherene B.

44. ALARKON, Romulo Bernard B.

45. ALAWAS, Kara Russanne D.

46. ALBA, II, Salvador D.

47. ALBACETE, Victoria Marcela F.

48. ALBIENDA, Janssen Michael D.

49. ALBOS, Spencer M.

50. ALCANCIA, Rasel Julia A.

51. ALCANTARA, Chelsea Marife T.

52. ALCANTARA, Eric Stephen T.

53. ALCANTARA, Ma. Carmina Francesca M.


55. ALCID, Kevin Bill L.

56. ALCOVINDAS, George Paul P.

57. ALDECOA, Korina A.

58. ALEMANZA, Mark Anthony M.

59. ALFARAS, Eugene M.

60. ALFEREZ, Karen N.

61. ALFEROS, John Willie U.

62. ALFILER, Nicole S.

63. ALGA, Christie Marie S.

64. ALI, Faizoden P.

65. ALI, Mohaimen U.

66. ALIMAN, Caryl S.

67. ALINGCAYON, Von Claude G.

68. ALIWALAS, Lorielyn M.

69. ALLORDE, Charisse Anne B.

70. ALONZO, Christina Paula V.

71. ALSAGON, JR., Gilbred C.

72. ALTARES, Philip William C.

73. ALVAREZ, Ana Emelita A.

74. ALVAREZ, Janeth B.

75. ALVAREZ, Maria Katrina P.

76. ALVARO, Alvie V.

77. ALVERO-ROBEL, Jomila A.

78. ALZATE, Abraham Gerard G.

79. ALZONA, Michael Frederick D.

80. AMANTE, Don Rae B.

81. AMAZONA, Ivan Mark E.

82. AMBAKED, Jelvette Lane T.

83. AMIS, Anna Maria M.

84. AMMOGAO, II, Aniceto E.

85. AMOG, Andrea Victoria R.

86. AMORIN, Danniel Roy D.

87. AMPARO, Eloisa Arzy C.

88. ANACIO, Alvin A.

89. ANATALIO, Avery Anne C.

90. ANATAN, John Ryan E.

91. ANDALLO, Rudolf Soliman V.

92. ANDAYA, Elenor Marisse Isabel M.

93. ANDRADE, Ricardo, Ii R.

94. ANDRES, Raiza Mei B.

95. ANERDEZ, JR., Eduardo M.

96. ANG, Terence John Ardolph L.

97. ANG, Wendell K.

98. ANG TONG, Engel O.

99. ANGELES, Mark Angelo V.

100. ANGELES, Richard Armand C.

101. ANIT, Emerson M.

102. ANSAN, Junelyn D.

103. ANTIQUE, Mary Grace R.

104. ANTONIO, Angelo O.

105. ANTONIO, Anna Alyzza C.

106. ANZA, Elaine B.

107. APOLINARIO, Karla Raisa M.

108. APORO, Neneth D.

109. APSAY, Stephanie Grace B.

110. AQUINO, Ceazar Ryan C.

111. AQUINO, Darian Kaye S.

112. AQUINO, Gian Carlo T.

113. AQUINO, Ianne Angel M.

114. AQUINO, Mary Grace P.

115. ARABEJO, Gian Miko L.

116. ARANETA, Aster Beane L.

117. ARCANO, Eliasa Joselle R.

118. ARCELLANA, Patrick V.

119. ARCELLANA-UNCIANO, Ma. Trinidad P.

120. ARDOÑA, Glen V.

121. AREÑA, Anne Vernadice A.

122. ARIAS-RAMOS, Cynthia D.

123. ARIOLA, Ma. Angelica S.

124. ARLANDO, Arlando G.

125. ARNALDO, Fergie L.

126. AROMIN, Ralph Lawrence O.

127. AROSA, Rosalie C.

128. ARRIERO, Carlos Leandro L.

129. ARRIOLA, Karl Frederick L.

130. ARTATES, Derick Jackson C.

131. ARTHUR, Maricel D.

132. ARTURO, Albert S.

133. ASAYO, Merry Jeoya T.

134. ASBAN, Michael Kenneth S.

135. ASBUCAN, Golda Mira L.

136. ASOQUE, Van Roe M.

137. ASUNCION, Bobby Ismael T.

138. ASUNCION, Rolando, Jr. G.

139. ASUNTO, Shella Marie D.

140. ATIENZA, Charles Edmund C.

141. ATIENZA, Fredrick Rodel V.

142. ATIENZA, John Rafael P.

143. AU, Carl Fredson Y.

144. AURELIO, Mary Justice P.

145. AUSTRIA, Aaron Jerard DR.

146. AUSTRIA, JR., Victor S.

147. AUZA, Genesis M.

148. AVELINO, Diosie Claine D.

149. AVILA, Jonah Mark C.

150. AVILES, Kay P.

151. AYAP, Ld Jane S.

152. AYOMA, Princess M.

153. AYSON, Jan Carlo R.

154. BABARAN, Karina Lucille T.

155. BACAY, Aziza Hannah A.

156. BACULNA, Mark Vincent B.

157. BACUS, Rey Maynard J.

158. BAGOL, Mary Elaine D.

159. BAGOTSAY, Joshua Y.

160. BAGUINDA, Dayang-dayang Khadija J.

161. BAGUIWA, Lito G.

162. BAGUL, Johanna B.

163. BAGUNDANG, Farizah Joy P.

164. BAGUYO, Jephraim D.

165. BAGUYOT, Anna Margarette M.

166. BAHJIN, Ishmael I.

167. BAJENTING, Noribeth D.

168. BALAMIENTO, Joseph Reuben F.

169. BALAN, Nadine Rachelle T.

170. BALAWAN, Veverlie D.

171. BALBABOCO, Sonia Mae C.

172. BALBERIA, Benedict C.

173. BALDADO, JR., Douglas J.

174. BALDON, Pamela Kaye G.

175. BALIGOD, Nathaniel Ian C.

176. BALILI, Christianne Mae C.

177. BALINTEC, Mark-ian N.

178. BALISTA, Janel Arinne F.

179. BALLESER, Marco Angelo E.

180. BALMEO, Jennifer V.

181. BALMOJA, Nel Vincent G.

182. BANAL, Niñanette A.

183. BANATAO, Harilaos C.

184. BANCE, Shayne Amor S.

185. BANDOLES, Nelson T.

186. BANIAGO, Karryna Giselle G.

187. BANKEY, Kathleen

188. BANQUERIGO, Rowtir John L.

189. BAQUING, Darlene A.

190. BAQUIRAN, Sharon L.

191. BARCEBAL, Danica C.

192. BAROÑA-KUB-AO, Sherielyn T.

193. BARRAT, Saidamen M.

194. BARRERAS, Robarex Namsel V.

195. BARRIENTOS, Jasper Allen B.

196. BARRIOS, II, Justicia S.

197. BARRUGA, Ma. Patricia E.

198. BARTAZAN, Jay Rozen D.

199. BARTE, Cherrie Anne D.

200. BARTOLOME, Antonio Miguel A.

201. BASADRE, Shiela Mae B.

202. BASANTA, Jessel S.

203. BASAS, Michelle G.

204. BASCONES, Ralph Romeo B.

205. BASIAG, Nick Alizander P.

206. BASILAN, Jake L.

207. BASILIO, Abraham D.

208. BATTALER-ESTOYA, Desiree Elaine B.

209. BATUYONG, Mark Joy R.

210. BAUTISTA, Agustin Aristeo F.

211. BAUTISTA, Erwin Joseph R.

212. BAUTISTA, Eugenice Ivy Gwynn U.

213. BAUTISTA, Jan Patrick A.

214. BAUTISTA, Ma. Leichelle G.

215. BAUTISTA, Mel-lisanina A.

216. BAUTISTA, Paulo M.

217. BAVIERA, Denise Carla V.

218. BAYLON, Sarah Mae C.

219. BAÑARES, Paul Christian T.

220. BEA, Zierra Mae C.

221. BECASEN, Jennika Kayne G.

222. BECEIRA-COLOSO, Rosanna M.

223. BEDONA, Marc Lovel C.

224. BELANDO, Billie Dianne E.

225. BELEY, Benedicto M.


227. BELLENA, Michael Gerome B.

228. BELLEZA, Lorelie T.

229. BELLO, Jaymart B.

230. BENDAEN, James P.

231. BENDAÑO, Rina S.

232. BENEDICTO, Miguel Antonio A.

233. BENITEZ, Henrey C.

234. BENTINGANAN, Jamie F.

235. BENZON, Kathleene Keith R.

236. BERATO, Arnel D.

237. BERDIN, Racel May P.

238. BERNABE, Maria Evitha Sue M.

239. BERNALDEZ, Ruel Benjamin M.

240. BERNARDO, Jose Luis Alberto A.

241. BERNARDO, Lorina I.

242. BERNARDO, Maria Karla Rosita V.

243. BERONG, Job D.

244. BERTES, Karina Katerin I.

245. BERTOS, Elise Marie B.

246. BERUA, Fatima B.

247. BIARES, Kristinne Chrystelles S.

248. BIGLAEN, Mark Angelo P.

249. BILLEDO, Josephine H.

250. BILLONES, Rachelle Anne G.

251. BILLONES, Zandalee R.

252. BINAG, Rey B.

253. BITANGJOL, Albert Cyr P.

254. BIÑAS, Jorge C.

255. BODOTA, Ralph B.

256. BOHOL, Liezl G.

257. BOLANTE, Julius Jake B.

258. BOLASCO, Liza G.

259. BOLECHE, Anileto, Jr. A.

260. BOLIDE, Rouelli Gift D.

261. BOLINTIAM, Ray Francis V.

262. BOLIVAR, May Anne D.

263. BOLLOZOS, Kyle Genesis G.

264. BOLLOZOS, Sherly Laine R.

265. BONAFE, Shelee Ann B.

266. BONGON, Danna Magnolia C.

267. BONIEL, Junnieson M.

268. BONO, Leo Joselito E.

269. BONSUCAN, Arjam B.

270. BORBAJO, Jo Kristian G.

271. BORCELIS, Jonah Lynne S.

272. BORJA, Catherine B.

273. BORJA, Rizza Mae L.

274. BORJA, Rosa Beatrix G.

275. BORLAGDAN, Kariza Bianca M.

276. BORLAS, Geneva Sol A.

277. BORLONGAN, Kris S.

278. BORROMEO, Katrina M.

279. BOTOR, Dominick Adan R.

280. BRIES, Avril R.

281. BUCOY, Arnold C.

282. BUENAFLOR, Arbie C.


284. BUENAVENTURA, Ellen Rose C.

285. BUENAVENTURA, Miguel Martin A.

286. BUGACIA, Kathleen Rose B.

287. BUGAYONG, Efren M.

288. BUGTAS, Peter Daniel C.

289. BUHAIN, Kim Israel S.

290. BUHALE, JR., Roberto M.

291. BULANG, Lian Chen F.

292. BULANG, Mae Ann F.

293. BULATAO, Audris B.

294. BULLECER, Ralph Wendell C.

295. BULLO, Mark Timothy K.

296. BULSECO, IV, Francisco S.

297. BURATO, Leovir M.

298. BURGOS, Rey Emmanuel O.

299. BUSINE, Maria Clarabel S.

300. BUSTAMANTE, Joseph Sante E.

301. BUTALID, Ma. Angela G.

302. BUTAR, Shiera Mae P.

303. BUYCO, Sarah Elaiza T.

304. CAALAM, Kimberly R.

305. CABANOS, Katrina Janine B.

306. CABANTUD, Raph Nhey A.

307. CABILDO, Christopher Joy C.

308. CABOCHAN, Ricardo Iii John D.

309. CABOTEJA, Beverly L.

310. CABRADILLA, Arfel Jane C.

311. CABRADILLA, Kriztel-ann J.

312. CABRAL, Kurt Leighton I.

313. CABRAL-BALINDAN, Mary Jane B.

314. CABREDO, Angelico N.

315. CABRERA, Laarni A.

316. CABRERA, Maria Adelfa S.

317. CABUHAT, Shari-ann Harriet F.

318. CABUSLAY, Kareen Mae N.

319. CACHAPERO, Olive Grace Ma. P.

320. CADANO, Juan Manuel B.

321. CADIZ, Roe Anne R.

322. CADIZ, Rose May Neña A.

323. CAFIRMA, Rener D.

324. CAGAYAT, Nicolo Justin P.

325. CAGUIA, Joffrey Jorge D.

326. CAIMOL, Keena D.

327. CAJAYON, Albertson S.

328. CAJUCOM, Ronald Paul O.

329. CALANGI, Carmela SJ.

330. CALARA, Vincent Angelo P.

331. CALATRAVA, Christian Tom Anthony Edwards G.

332. CALAYAG, Miguel Luigi L.

333. CALDA, Alexi L.

334. CALDERON, Jan-ray Vincent D.

335. CALERO, Aecaya Christine V.

336. CALICA, Sarah Joyce R.

337. CALLANTA, Ailene A.

338. CALLEJA, Gabriel Stephen R.

339. CALLUENG, Cris Evert B.

340. CALUBAYAN, Exzie G.

341. CALUPITAN, Camille Francesca F.

342. CALUSA, Peter Paul O.

343. CALVEZ, Kheynan C.

344. CALVO, Gem B.

345. CAMACHO, Diana C.

346. CAMACHO, Maria Pamela Eleanore L.

347. CAMPAÑANO, Alfred H.

348. CAMPOREDONDO, Pete Bayani B.

349. CAMPOS, Kristal Mae M.

350. CANA, Nomela M.

351. CANASA, Bryant R.

352. CANASA, John Paul C.

353. CANDARI, Eureka D.

354. CANDELARIA, Gabriella Louise OJ.

355. CANDELARIO, Liane Stella R.

356. CANDELARIO, Ryan T.

357. CANOY, Ermalyn R.

358. CANOY, Ian Denis U.

359. CAOAGAS, Cesar Wendel F.

360. CAPATI, Jade T.

361. CAPITO-RELUYA, Joyce Ann S.

362. CAPPAL, Dhanette Jaise S.

363. CARALIPIO, John Mark V.

364. CARAMAT, Clinton C.

365. CARATAO, Eduard Dorsey R.


367. CARDIÑO, Katy S.

368. CARILLO, Ma. Salve Aure M.

369. CARIÑO, Lougenia P.

370. CARLOS, Percival S.

371. CARONONGAN, Maria Karla C.

372. CARPESO, Ma. Rofil E.

373. CARPIO, Eileen Carla Y.

374. CARRERA, Jerale B.

375. CASAJE, Paul Verlin D.

376. CASAMA, Fritz Julius V.

377. CASANO, Mary Grace H.

378. CASCARA, Louie O.

379. CASIÑO, Cyril Francis S.

380. CASTAÑEDA, Fevie Gay J.

381. CASTELO, Denise Christianne D.

382. CASTILLO, Shain Ann C.

383. CASTILLO, III, Israel Carlos Leo S.

384. CASTRO, Ana Alexandra C.

385. CASTRO, Josefa Maria A.

386. CASTRO, Michael Francis D.

387. CASUNCAD, Noel Christopher S.

388. CATAJAY, Renie M.

389. CATEDRILLA, Xela Lauren V.

390. CATUBAY, S.j. Normando A.

391. CAUMERAN, Kristian Erving L.

392. CAUPAYAN, Maria Carmela R.

393. CAWAGDAN, Herlene C.

394. CAWIT, Rachel H.

395. CAÑALITA, Ma. Patricia T.

396. CAÑETE, Pol Albert T.

397. CEBALLO, Maicie I.

398. CEBRECUS, Aimee Karina C.

399. CEBRIAN, JR., Jesus Claro T.

400. CEJANO, Concepcion T.

401. CELEBRADO, Leonard Angelo B.

402. CELENDRO, Anna Lorreine R.

403. CELES, Ma. Andreah D.

404. CELESTIANO, Kevin Jay Y.

405. CELESTINO, Luis Z.

406. CELIS, Jonel Carlo D.

407. CELON, Chester Aldwin P.

408. CELZO, Jay Martin P.

409. CERBITO, Dominic M.

410. CERDA, Rochelyn L.

411. CERIALES, Emmanuel R.

412. CERNA, Rena Ais P.

413. CERNAL, John Vincent I.

414. CESA, Mattheau Reigh S.

415. CESISTA, Vincent Joseph E.

416. CEÑIDOZA, Marie Cielo E.

417. CHAN, Irene Conchitina D.

418. CHAN, Richard P.

419. CHATTO, Esther Patrisha V.

420. CHAVES, Raphael Mari D.

421. CHENG, Precy Jade A.

422. CHING, Virnalyn P.

423. CHIOCO, Joseph Nikolai B.

424. CHOA, Stallone C.

425. CHU, Jennel L.

426. CHUA, Carla B.

427. CHUA, Carlo R.

428. CHUA, Duke Lester B.

429. CHUA, Kenwy Jupiter L.

430. CHUA, Miller Eng-an S.

431. CHUA, Pam Louiese M.

432. CHY, Kristine Sherika P.

433. CID, Ed Von Allan F.

434. CIELO, Mark Jasper G.

435. CIPRIANO, Roderick S.

436. CLAROS, Stephanie A.

437. CLAUDIO, Phoebe B.

438. CLAVER, William Dan Saulo M.

439. CLEMENCIA, Deanne Mhel C.

440. CO, Ann Catherine L.

441. CO, Charles Frederick T.

442. COGUE, Francis Ken M.

443. COLINA, Maricris D.

444. COLINA, Rheswi Grace C.

445. COLLADOS, Apple Joy L.

446. COLLANTES, Jann Richard M.

447. COLOMA-MORALES, Anna Clariza S.

448. COLUMNAS, JR., Sherlito M.

449. COMILLAS, Romarie G.

450. CONCEPCION, Earl Justin B.

451. CONCEPCION, Marie Kristin S.

452. CONEJOS, Adonis Dexter C.

453. CONGRESO, Ryanne Jane Karla C.

454. CONSUNJI, Angelico R.

455. CONTADO, Ma. Glecy Joy A.

456. CONTRERAS, Gerard Samuel Alphonsus B.

457. CORDERO, Kaiser T.

458. CORDERO, Maria Nastassja G.

459. CORO, Romiel B.

460. CORPIN, Christine Marielle C.

461. CORPUS, Karl Joseph S.

462. CORPUZ, Joseph Raymund C.

463. CORPUZ, Limberge Paul G.

464. CORPUZ, Saniata Mae C.

465. CORTES, Roslyn D.

466. CORTEZ, Kimberly Agniezka R.

467. CORTEZ, Ryan C.

468. COSME, Ana Lourdes L.

469. COSTALES, Ma. Victoria A.

470. CRESCINI, Nelvin Charles L.

471. CRISOL, Jose Ricardo L.

472. CRISOSTOMO, Khiel L.

473. CRUZ, Alyssa Renee A.

474. CRUZ, Carlo Angelo S.

475. CRUZ, Dianne Karla A.

476. CRUZ, Jenivive N.

477. CRUZ, Karen Mae S.

478. CRUZ, Maria Patricia P.

479. CRUZ, Maria Salmiyah C.

480. CRUZ, Rafael Roman T.

481. CRUZ-YAP, Mary Grace D.

482. CUA, Patrick Stephen M.

483. CUARESMA-SANTOS, Glaize Shaye A.

484. CUARTO, Remz Marie L.

485. CUATERNO, Guian Meng R.

486. CUE, Kycia Vanelie G.

487. CUIZON, Erlces John L.

488. CULLA, Tadeo R.

489. CULTURA, Honey Faith C.

490. CUREG, Angienette G.

491. CURIMAO, V, Paul Vicente E.

492. CUSTODIO, Julius Rey R.

493. DABALOS, Neil Anthony P.

494. DACAL, Goldy Luck C.

495. DACLES, Deogracios A.

496. DACUA, John Jigo G.

497. DACUDAO, Ron Juko C.

498. DADO, Christian Gilbert M.

499. DADOLE, Rizzele P.

500. DAGATAN, Mary Louise B.

501. DAGATAN-RODICOL, Jenelyn C.

502. DAGDAG, Ma. Jeunesse C.

503. DAGONDON, Sheila L.

504. DAGUMAN, Gabriela S.

505. DALAGUETE, Felson M.

506. DALEON, Kris Antonnete A.

507. DAMARILLOS, Grian B.

508. DAMASING, Ramon Enrico Custodio M.

509. DAMMANG, Harjade S.

510. DAMOLE, Mirzi Rio M.

511. DAMPIL, Crystal Gale P.

512. DANDUAN, Jake M.

513. DANGO, Joyce Marie G.

514. DANIEL, Erika C.

515. DANTES, Raphael Augusto V.

516. DAPENA, Mary Rose Jane C.

517. DASAP, Vilma C.

518. DATUKON, Ranizza D.

519. DAWATON, Romeo G.

520. DAYRIT, Franchesca Angeline S.

521. DE BELEN, Joanne Marie G.

522. DE CLARO, Kristine Mariz I.

523. DE DIOS, Christian Eduard A.

524. DE GUZMAN, Elreen Joy O.

525. DE GUZMAN, Jiana Joselle SC.

526. DE GUZMAN, Jonathan R.

527. DE GUZMAN, Juan Carlo E.

528. DE GUZMAN, Kolleen V.

529. DE GUZMAN, Mageryl Shay B.

530. DE GUZMAN, Mark Kristofferson O.

531. DE JESUS, Maria Anna Cristina B.

532. DE JESUS-SANCHEZ, Ria Camille M.

533. DE LA CALZADA, Alebeth Libra L.

534. DE LA CRUZ, Rafael, Iii A.

535. DE LA CRUZ-SEGUI, Frances Mae C.

536. DE LA PAZ, Jaenise Rae A.

537. DE LA PEÑA, Hilary June E.

538. DE LEON, Mae Lalaine H.

539. DE LEON, Myra Beatriz B.

540. DE LIRA, Dana Flynch R.

541. DE LOS REYES, Norietess P.

542. DE MESA, Athena Christa DG.

543. DE MESA, Cheryll S.

544. DE PEDRO, Ivy Joyce L.

545. DE SILVA, Denison Paul B.

546. DE TORRES, Rechel T.

547. DE VERA, Jonathan Earl C.

548. DE VERA, Pauline Kaye Y.

549. DE ZUZUARREGUI, Vivian Rose L.

550. DEGAMO, Clarissa Beth S.

551. DEL CASTILLO, Arra Charmaine L.

552. DEL ROSARIO, Renz Anthony B.

553. DEL ROSARIO, III, Daniel R.

554. DEL ROSARIO, JR., Ruben Jose G.

555. DEL VALLE, Francis Julius Romeo D.

556. DELA CRUZ, Jewel O.

557. DELA CRUZ, John Benedick R.

558. DELA CRUZ, Jonathan P.

559. DELA CRUZ, Kirstin C.

560. DELA CRUZ, Lovely Mei R.

561. DELA CRUZ, Niki Beryl B.

562. DELA CRUZ, Sherylene S.

563. DELATADO, Darwin A.

564. DELGADO, Lorenzo E.

565. DELIGERO, Marianne Kristine G.

566. DELOS SANTOS, Rommelle I.

567. DENILA, Jun Marlon M.

568. DEOGRACIAS, Joram C.

569. DESCALLAR, Rowela L.

570. DETERA, Angelo L.

571. DIAZ, Anne Kathryn C.

572. DIAZ, Cybill D.

573. DIAZ, Simon Aqui N.

574. DICHOSO, Ringo D.

575. DIEGO, Jasmine A.

576. DIEGO, Marvin A.

577. DILANGALEN, Nur Halifa N.

578. DILLA, Katrina S.

579. DIMAANO, Mara Marie P.

580. DIMAYACYAC, Miguel Franco T.

581. DIMAYUGA, Patricia Maita B.

582. DINES, Victoria P.

583. DINOPOL, Kchyrziahshayne Dyñelle V.

584. DINOY, Joseph G.

585. DIOCOS, Eduisa Rositte C.

586. DIOKNO, Anne Lorraine T.

587. DIONISIO, Maria Reggieleene S.

588. DIZON, Fidella Jeanne L.

589. DOCTOR, John Ree E.

590. DOLAR, Michael G.

591. DOLINA, Leon Chad Anthony S.

592. DOMINGO, Junryan M.

593. DOMINGO, Mareca F.

594. DOMINGO, Mark Roland C.

595. DOMINGO, Ricardo Kevin C.

596. DOMINGO, Terence Luke B.

597. DOMPOR, Joachim Alfonso P.

598. DONATO, Lucille Arianne B.

599. DORIA, Mcgyver L.

600. DOVERTE, Ima Rae M.

601. DUAG, Maryvynne G.

602. DUEÑAS, Denise Jane B.

603. DUGEÑA, Kelly Rose V.

604. DUGUIL, Michelle S.

605. DULAY, Emmanuel Benito C.

606. DUMAPIG, Sarah Mae D.

607. DUMINDIN, Ofelia B.

608. DUMLAO, Emmanuel Emigdio D.

609. DUQUE, Florence Philippa Concepcion A.

610. DUYA, John Marti C.

611. DY, James Andrew D.

612. DY, James Mychall K.

613. DY, Tiffany Ann L.

614. EBOÑA, Frederick R.

615. EBRAHIM, Shajani M.

616. ECLEO, Irene Chris I.

617. ECLIPSE, Sadam John D.

618. EDAN, Raul I.

619. EDULAN, Leonel Dominic S.

620. EGONIA, Jessah Christee A.

621. EJERCITO, Khristine Jane B.

622. EJERCITO, Ma. Emmanuelle C.

623. ELAURIA, Maria Carlota R.

624. ELECCION, John Robert A.

625. ELIZAGA, Jason B.

626. ELUMBA, Manuel Donato V.

627. EMPLEO, Daniel Jose E.

628. ENABORE, Kerby A.

629. ENERIO, Lulu B.


631. ENRIQUEZ, Hammer Jay S.

632. ENRIQUEZ, Richard C.

633. ENRIQUEZ, Valerie Fe L.

634. ERAMES, Rosel Margarette Q.

635. ERAMIS, Kara Louisse B.

636. ESCALANTE, Ryan T.

637. ESCALONA, Regine Marie G.

638. ESCATRON-DACERA, Katherine E.

639. ESCOBAR, Francis Kayvin B.

640. ESCOBAR, Rosaline O.

641. ESCOPALAO, Cheril D.

642. ESCORIDO, JR, Leonardo P.

643. ESCOVILLA, Emiko Antonette T.

644. ESCUDERO, Michael Angelo

645. ESGUERRA, Jason M.

646. ESOY, Ma. Angelyn J.

647. ESPINA, Elimer T.

648. ESPINA, Nicole Elena Iii C.

649. ESPINO, Kamille N.

650. ESPIRITU, Danica P.

651. ESTACIO, Harold P.

652. ESTEBAN, Abriam Josh D.

653. ESTILLORE, Lawrence Patrick P.

654. ESTIPONA, Frances Angela A.

655. EUGENIO, Aretha M.

656. EVANGELISTA, Jason B.

657. EVANGELISTA, Krishia C.

658. EVANGELISTA, Noemi D.

659. EVASCO, Pebbles E.

660. EXCONDE, Maria Tala C.

661. FABELLA, Jaymark G.

662. FABELLA, John Paul R.

663. FABIOSA, Revneil Jane L.

664. FADER, Frances Lyka C.

665. FAGUTAO, Delgina Louise C.

666. FAJARDO, Ranelle Mae M.

667. FALGUI, Francisco Lucas V.

668. FALLER, Astrid Beatrice C.

669. FALUCHO, Layda Lhou P.

670. FAMA, John Hanzel P.

671. FAMILLARAN, Gelie Rose P.

672. FARIÑAS, II, Roger John C.

673. FAUSTINO, Judi Khenn C.

674. FAUSTINO, Paulo S.

675. FEBRA, Kwin Loch O.

676. FEBRERO, Reeno E.

677. FELICIANO, Luigi Marvic G.

678. FELICIANO, Ma. Mercedes Ponciana C.

679. FELONGCO, I, Noel C.

680. FERNANDEZ, Ariane Lizette I.

681. FERNANDEZ, Bryan B.

682. FERNANDEZ, Christian A.

683. FERNANDEZ, Garri Solomon R.

684. FERNANDEZ, Hazelmer S.

685. FERNANDEZ, Kristel Bianca M.

686. FERNANDEZ, Lourdes Angelica M.

687. FERNANDEZ, Mae Claire C.

688. FERNANDO, Karen Jing C.

689. FERRARO, Jay M.

690. FERRER, Eduard C.

691. FERRER, Terence Mark Arthur S.

692. FERRER-MATAS, Jesza Mae M.

693. FIGURA, Deonalaine Ivy P.

694. FILASOL, Rafael George G.

695. FLOR, Paula Jane P.

696. FLORENDO, Gilda Mikee D.

697. FLORES, Denis Andrew T.

698. FLORES, Rebecca Anne U.

699. FLORES, Rolito C.

700. FORMENTO, Sheila Grace A.

701. FORNESA, Leo Angelo E.

702. FORONDA, Katrine R.

703. FORTUNA, Jeryl Grace C.

704. FRANCISCO, Alfred Stalin P.

705. FRANCISCO, Edna A.

706. FRANCISCO, Jean-paul T.

707. FRANCISCO, Zesyl Avigail P.

708. FRIGINAL, Jehaidah V.

709. FUENTES, Gabrielle Angela G.

710. FUENTES, John Joel B.

711. FUENTES, Richell A.

712. FUFUGAL, JR.,, Eufracio R.

713. FULLECIDO, John Raymund Vincent A.

714. FUMAR, Viktor Andre A.


716. GACADAN, Erwin Lehi G.

717. GACANG, Jeah Jean E.

718. GACOD, Zoe S.

719. GADOR, Fevie Anne E.

720. GAGAJENA, Amber Shawn A.

721. GAGNO, Nikko Jay G.

722. GAHUMAN, JR., Gabriel L.

723. GALAMAY, Hazel Joy T.

724. GALANG, Ian Daniel B.

725. GALANG, JR., Danilo M.

726. GALANZA, Xian-al Defensor A.

727. GALICIA, Johnro C.

728. GALLARDO, Margaret Iris E.

729. GALLEGO, Jelorie F.

730. GALURA, Mariel L.

731. GALVEZ, Gilbert S.

732. GALVEZ, Giselle Marie B.

733. GAMBOA, Queenzel M.

734. GAMBOA, Ron Oliver H.

735. GAMMAD, April Rossan P.

736. GAMMAD, Gregg G.

737. GAMONNAC, Gertrude Joy D.

738. GANZO-POSO, Bikki A.

739. GARCES, Alvin Duane C.

740. GARCIA, Enika Marie S.

741. GARCIA, Maria Reylan M.

742. GARCIA, Zandro Jose E.

743. GARCIA-CLARABAL, Diane Christi M.

744. GASAPO, Nica Marsha V.

745. GATDULA, Ivanheck U.

746. GAUDIEL, JR., Daniel Kien T.

747. GAYADOS, Steven Mark N.

748. GAYYA, Lorenzo Luigi T.

749. GAÑGAN, Karen R.

750. GELOMINA, Audrey Rose G.

751. GELVOSA, Gil Cedric B.

752. GEMILGA, Marcel O.

753. GENTILES, Bernmarie D.

754. GERALDEZ, Agustin P.

755. GERONIMO, Russell Stanley Q.

756. GERVASIO, Belinda Grace G.

757. GIANAN, Sonny, Ii C.

758. GIRONELLA, Jsa Noble D.

759. GLIPO, Khristian Z.

760. GO, Marck Dominic L.

761. GO, Mark Lester F.

762. GO, Marvic Patricia B.

763. GO, Valerie Joyce Y.

764. GOMBA, Jasmin M.

765. GOMEZ, Ma. Fatima G.

766. GONDA, Ana Cristina V.

767. GONZALES, Carizza Joy Y.

768. GONZALES, Janice S.

769. GONZALES, Jonn Kenneth Laurence A.

770. GONZALES, Judessa Anna V.

771. GONZALES, Kathrine A.

772. GONZALES, Napoleon Iii L.

773. GONZALEZ, Ricardo Raymund T.

774. GONZALO, Rhea Doll B.

775. GOPENGCO, Nelson R.


777. GOTE, Jamalodin G.

778. GRADO, Dianne Bay H.

779. GUADALUPE, Jelyne S.

780. GUANTERO, Colleen Rose S.

781. GUANZON, Aldrin James L.

782. GUBANTES, Darlene C.

783. GUERRERO, Kyle Bryan M.

784. GUEVARA, Arjuna Das Matthew F.

785. GUEVARA, Giovanni P.

786. GUIANG, Rachelle Ann T.

787. GUIAO, Denise Isabel C.

788. GUITANGNA, Franklin M.

789. GULAN, Virgo M.

790. GULO, Jeihan Jein M.

791. GUMATAY, Eduardo Jmarri V.

792. GUNO, Cindee V.

793. GUPANA, Christopher James R.

794. GUTIERREZ, Bea Lizelle B.

795. GUTIERREZ, Nicolo Joel B.

796. GUZMAN, Arman Joseph M.

797. GUZMAN, Maria Liza A.

798. GUZMAN, Zenia Lou P.

799. HABIB, Abdul Bari B.

800. HADJI OMAR, Mubarak D.

801. HALANES, Ruel S.

802. HASAN, Abdulrahman U.

803. HAYNES, Miranda Lee F.

804. HEFTI, Darling Sapphire O.

805. HERMOSA, Herzl Hali V.

806. HERNANDEZ, Kevin Paolo M.

807. HERNANDEZ, JR., Carlos S.


809. HERRERA, Dee Hajji U.

810. HERRERA-RAMOS, Madel Hyacinth H.

811. HIBO-GAMBOA, Annalyn Sherry F.

812. HICBAN, Mary Grace R.

813. HILADO, Mary Pauline C.

814. HISOLER, Ivanne D’laureil I.

815. HIYAS, Imee N.

816. HOURANI, Rami Amer G.

817. HUBAHIB, Michael Francis L.

818. HUNG, Kelvin Y.

819. HUSMILLO, Raul Ronald M.

820. IBAÑEZ, Merissa M.

821. IBUNA, Ma. Rossellina Angeline S.

822. ICO, Desiree M.

823. IFURUNG, Ralph Jerohm K.

824. IGNACIO, Lotus C.

825. IGNACIO, Regine Noelle B.

826. IMPERIAL, Christine L.

827. IMPERIO, Ryan V.

828. INGUSAN, Donna DR.

829. INOJALES, Roly A.

830. INOPIA, Jhanelyn V.

831. INOPIQUEZ, Henry L.

832. ISIP, Marifelle L.

833. ISORENA, Manuel Luis C.

834. ITARALDE, Mark Dean DR.

835. JACALNE, Sajid N.

836. JACO, Jordana Mari

837. JADULCO, Kriezl N.

838. JAECTIN, Ronelyn D.

839. JAEN, Bea Marie I.

840. JALA, Christine I.

841. JALASCO, Jenaira Mae A.

842. JALGALADO, May Dan S.

843. JAMBALOS, Nancy L.

844. JAMBANGAN, Adam Dandro C.

845. JAMERLAN, Janet B.

846. JANOLINO, Rez Rein P.

847. JAO, Deane Denesy F.

848. JAUCIAN, Jommel P.

849. JAVELLANA, Maria Yolanda A.

850. JAVIER, Al Joseph T.

851. JAVIER, Kristine C.

852. JIMENEZ, Jerico M.

853. JIMENEZ, Maria Leonor E.

854. JOAQUIN, Mark Ryan C.

855. JORDA, Erwin S.

856. JORES, Ma. Jherie Joie S.

857. JOSE, Giselle C.

858. JOSE, Juan Alfonso Augustus I.

859. JOSOL, Maccabeo C.

860. JUAN, Ma. Barbara Raizza J.

861. JUANICO, Lyan David M.

862. JUEZAN, Monica Katherine S.

863. JUGAN, Gee-ann L.

864. JULIANO, Jefferlyn D.

865. JUMAWAN, Charmaine Galle C.

866. JUNAID, Yasmeen L.

867. JUNCO, Marianne P.

868. JUNTILLA, Janssen A.

869. JURADO, Ace Randolph V.

870. JURILLA, Mark C.

871. JUSON, Ava Cristina A.

872. JUSTIMBASTE, Aubrey E.

873. JUYO, Ciena Mae S.

874. KADATUAN, JR., Kitem D.

875. KALINGKING, Nicole Gabrielle V.

876. KANAPI, Jose Benjamin Q.

877. KAPUNAN, Maria Karina D.

878. KHO, Marion Nerisse D.


880. KING, Samantha Beatrice P.

881. LABAUPA, Vennies A.

882. LABIAGA, Janzeri

883. LABILLES, Jett D.

884. LACAMBRA, Lou Corina A.

885. LACASANDILE, Regine Anne B.

886. LACDO-O, Justin Fernan G.

887. LACUATA, JR., Daniel B.

888. LACUESTA, Patricia Faith R.

889. LADRIDO, Patrick Daniel O.

890. LAGGUI, Patricia Anne G.

891. LAGOD, Joseph B.

892. LAGUDA, Allyn Mae L.

893. LAGUESMA, Abrillius Raffy C.

894. LAGUNA, Joseph D.

895. LAHER, Abner V.

896. LALUNA, Christian J.

897. LALWET, Mayline Y.

898. LAMADRID, Francel L.

899. LAMPA, Karenina Isabel A.

900. LAMPA, Maria Theresa M.

901. LANSANGAN, Joanne P.

902. LANTAJO, Justine Joy T.

903. LAO, Richard Von U.

904. LAPINIG, Julie Rose R.

905. LARA, Peter Emmanuel C.

906. LARA, Sheila Marie Rose G.

907. LARGO, Giancarlo O.

908. LARIDA, Elcah Myrrh A.

909. LARO, John M.

910. LASCOÑA, Rogelio, Jr. C.

911. LAT, Kayelyn Mae B.

912. LAURENTE, Georg Joni M.

913. LAURIO, Michael Angelo B.

914. LAXAMANA, Ana Minelle Q.

915. LAZAGA, Vizmarf V.

916. LAZARO, JR., Joe Abad S.

917. LEAL, Christine Dorothy F.

918. LEDESMA, Robin Patrick P.

919. LEE, Monique Annabelle R.

920. LEGASPI, Ray Anselmo M.

921. LENTEJAS, Jam M.

922. LENTORIO, JR., Edgar P.

923. LEONGSON, JR., Menandro P.

924. LERIN, Lorenz Martin M.

925. LEVERIZA, Jon Exekiel N.

926. LEYNES, Angelle Marie Y.

927. LEYSON, Judith P.

928. LI, Celia Marie Kimberly O.

929. LIGAN, Mc Alaine G.

930. LIGARAY, Razilee Rae J.

931. LIGCUBAN, Katherine Christy R.

932. LIGWANG, Delva Rose M.

933. LILAGAN, Llorente V.

934. LIM, Arjay C.

935. LIM, Blanche Ghia L.

936. LIM, Carie Emerald P.

937. LIM, John Jeric S.

938. LIM, Juan Lorenzo M.

939. LIM, Leomard Silver Joseph C.

940. LIM, Marie Felise Dominique V.

941. LIM, Mary Aubbrey Leigh B.

942. LIM, Phimie Glainne G.

943. LIM, Prex Nathan P.

944. LIM, Simmonette S.

945. LIM, Yvette Margaret K.

946. LIM-GAMBAN, Carolina G.

947. LIMOSINERO, Daley Rose A.

948. LIMPOT, Kent Joseph B.

949. LINAG, Christian Paul A.

950. LINDAO-MAO, Normilah D.

951. LIPAT, Mar Al Kriston D.

952. LIPAT, Maree Aiko Dawn D.

953. LIU, Jacqueline Rachel G.

954. LIZADA, Raphael Jose N.

955. LLANDA, Jeremy Q.

956. LLEGO, Arvin C.

957. LLORAD, Cherry P.

958. LLOREN, Michael C.

959. LLORICO, Raiza Khey L.

960. LLUZ, Ven John J.

961. LO, Jade Roxanne R.

962. LOBATON, Maryanne Ester H.

963. LOFRANCO, Kim Nyca R.

964. LOGRAMONTE, Bena Sofia A.

965. LOGRONIO, Angelo J.

966. LOKINES, Rashid B.

967. LONJAWON, Carol C.

968. LOPEZ, Angelo Miguel C.

969. LORA, Ann Lucille Grace L.

970. LORA, Kristian Jacob A.

971. LOREDO, Justin B.

972. LORETO, Sharlene Paula D.

973. LORILLA, Ralph Michael V.

974. LUA, Maria Carmela Cyril E.

975. LUCENA, Marvin E.

976. LUCERO, Consuelo Maria G.

977. LUCERO, Dyan Marie A.

978. LUI, Bernadine B.

979. LUKBAN, Mariano C.

980. LUMABAN, Allyssa Anne C.

981. LUMBRES, Jocelyn P.

982. LUMILIS, Katherine Grace C.

983. LUNA, Carmela J.

984. LURICA, Ivy B.

985. LUZADIO, Loury Mae M.

986. LUZON, Janno Louie Ceasar A.

987. MAAMBONG-SINGH, Urane Leslie F.

988. MAAT, Marco C.

989. MACALIPOT, Jasmine M.

990. MACAPINTAL, Hanna Nazria S.

991. MACAPOBRE, Andrew T.

992. MACARAYA, Sittie Rohaida P.

993. MACARIMPAS, Raihanah Sarah T.

994. MACARIO, Lovely Melchita C.

995. MACAROY, Katherine G.

996. MADALANG, Mark, Jr. A.

997. MADAMBA, Ayah Cristina C.

998. MADAMBA, Eloisa Katrina V.

999. MADAMBA, Maria Bernadine H.

1000. MADARCOS, Fernando G.

1001. MADERAZO, Cristine Mysel T.

1002. MADRIAGA, Joseph N.

1003. MAGALIT, Gem Karen B.

1004. MAGALONGA-TAN, Shella Mae O.

1005. MAGARRO, Julia Therese T.

1006. MAGAS, Mark Emann B.

1007. MAGBANUA, June Alinne G.

1008. MAGBANUA, Pearl Ashleigh P.

1009. MAGBITANG, Rommella V.

1010. MAGCULANG, JR., Menandro K.

1011. MAGDALAGA, JR., Romeo G.

1012. MAGLAJOS, Lucille C.

1013. MAGLEO, Rhea Ann V.

1014. MAGSOMBOL, Lean Jeff M.

1015. MAHILUM, Marielle C.

1016. MAHINAY, Gilda S.

1017. MAHINAY, Kristina May C.

1018. MALABANAN, Mary Anne P.

1019. MALAZA, Ma. Jhovelle M.

1020. MALDOS, Ginalyn T.

1021. MALIFER, Raul Anton U.

1022. MALINAO, John Vincent B.

1023. MALINAY, Mae Vernadel M.

1024. MALIT, Ryan Anthony S.

1025. MALLARI, Aihruz Lynell A.

1026. MALLILLIN, Princess Kae P.

1027. MALON, JR., Salip Yang A.

1028. MALONZO, Anna Margarita P.

1029. MAMAUAG, III, Romeo T.

1030. MAMBUAY, Ayesha Aminah A.

1031. MANACOP, Stephanie Q.

1032. MANAIG, Jomel N.

1033. MANALO, Gerard Nelson C.

1034. MANALO, Normandale O.

1035. MANATO, Marydale C.

1036. MANDANGAN, Maisah M.

1037. MANDIGUARIN, Nadia Christine L.

1038. MANGADANG, Nassief L.

1039. MANGAGOM, Joy Claire B.

1040. MANGASER, Roslyn Bianca R.

1041. MANGUBAT, Brim D.

1042. MANINGDING, Japheth B.

1043. MANIQUIS, Alkaid M.

1044. MANIQUIS, Jann Paolo P.

1045. MANLANGIT, Mark Deo B.

1046. MANTIKAYAN, Hamida U.

1047. MANZANES, Rigel Kent P.

1048. MAPE, Harold S.

1049. MAPUE, Bernadette A.

1050. MAPUTOL, Alfredo Miguel D.

1051. MARANAN, Christopher Ryan R.

1052. MARASIGAN, Ronna D.

1053. MARATA, Marcelino S.

1054. MARAÑO, Rebbekah Grace G.

1055. MARAÑON, Robert Ian G.

1056. MARBELLA, Jose Paolo B.

1057. MARCAIDA, Ida Marie S.

1058. MARCELO, Cornelio C.

1059. MARCELO, Natasha Daphne S.

1060. MARCELO, Pamela Marie T.

1061. MARCO, Jeperson F.

1062. MARCOS, Angeriza V.

1063. MARI, Ruel Nico R.

1064. MARIACOS, Algie Kwillon B.

1065. MARIANO, Diana Grace J.

1066. MARIANO, Elwell B.

1067. MARIANO-SOMBILON, Maeshach F.

1068. MARIFOSQUE, Anna Mariela O.

1069. MARQUEZ, Kevin Buen L.

1070. MARQUEZ, Ruby Jean B.

1071. MARTIN, Emer B.

1072. MARTINEZ, Jose Audie Rustum R.

1073. MARTINEZ, Kaye C.

1074. MARTIREZ, Alma Alexandra L.

1075. MASORONG, Rainneheart M.

1076. MATALANG, Angeline Trinity Y.

1077. MATENCIO, Areanne G.

1078. MATEO, Raemond Edward A.

1079. MATIAS, Joseph Edward L.

1080. MATIAS, Ma. Lourdes C.

1081. MATIENZO, Dowie Mae M.

1082. MATTA, Camille Jan G.

1083. MAURILLO, Monique Therese P.

1084. MAUYAG, Ayesha Ryka P.

1085. MAYOR, Aicel Joy J.

1086. MAYOR, Kerwin Rey B.

1087. MEDEL, Hyacinth Rose P.

1088. MEDINA, Anna Katrina P.

1089. MEDINA, Fatima Marie B.

1090. MEDINA, Joselito Edgar E.

1091. MEDITAR, Nasiff Brian O.

1092. MEDRANO, Thirdee L.

1093. MEJIA, Aiko M.

1094. MEJIA, Karel S.

1095. MEJOS, Mera Grace A.

1096. MELGAR, Marjorie N.

1097. MENDOZA, Alwyn Faye B.

1098. MENDOZA, Elaine S.

1099. MENDOZA, Ella Mae C.

1100. MENDOZA, Jason Rainer M.

1101. MENDOZA, John Martin M.

1102. MENDOZA, Nordeliza B.

1103. MENESES, Lana O.

1104. MENGULLO, Gil D.

1105. MERCADO, Charmee Anne C.

1106. MERCADO, Ivy Carmela R.

1107. MERCADO, Marc Anthony B.

1108. MERINO, Rose Antonette M.

1109. MERISCO, Noevir M.

1110. MESINA, Julie Ann Joy N.

1111. MICABALO, Jaysie T.

1112. MIER, Richard P.

1113. MIJARES, Manelee P.

1114. MILLAN, Mikhail Laurence C.

1115. MILLARES, Rosette Gail G.

1116. MINOG, Mylannie P.

1117. MIQUE-SUNIEGA, Gladys Anne V.

1118. MIRAFLOR, Johanaflor P.

1119. MIRALLES, Meg Anthony M.

1120. MIRANDA, Wayne Leigh G.

1121. MISLANG, Corina P.

1122. MOJICA, Kirst Deon R.

1123. MOKAMAD, Marvin D.

1124. MOLATE, Elijah A.

1125. MOLATO, Christopher  Joselle C.

1126. MOLEJON, Jayson T.

1127. MOLINA, Maritoni B.

1128. MOLLANEDA, Virginette May P.

1129. MOLON, Mariel Jasmine M.

1130. MONDAY, Ruby L.

1131. MONTECIR, Princess O.

1132. MONTECLAR, Daryl Andrew C.

1133. MONTEMAYOR, Janella G.

1134. MONTERO, Kurt Chino A.

1135. MONTERON, Karen Abegail S.

1136. MONTILLA, Lester D.

1137. MOOC, Mark Justin P.

1138. MORA, Jemannoel A.

1139. MORAL, Eunice M.

1140. MORALES, David Gil A.

1141. MORANO, Ronel Andrew R.

1142. MORENO, III, Rufino Gerard G.

1143. MORENTE, James Noel V.

1144. MORTELL, Khriska Viktoria M.

1145. MORTOLA, Angelica C.

1146. MOSCARDON, Geno M.

1147. MOSCARE, Frances O.

1148. MOSTAJO, Renney Kirsty P.

1149. MUEGA, Criselda D.

1150. MURALLA, Clariza Anne A.

1151. MURCIA, Erika Joy B.

1152. MUSA, Ahmad Taib U.

1153. MUÑEZ, JR., Renato T.

1154. NACIONAL, Katherine E.

1155. NAGERA, Kris Rajani V.

1156. NALUS, Margarita Concepcion A.

1157. NAMBATAC, Joefel Andrea A.

1158. NAMBATAC, Reycarte M.

1159. NAPA-EG, Milagros P.

1160. NAPALIT, Charmi Jobelle R.

1161. NAPUTO, Francis Gideon G.

1162. NARCIDA, Ruther Marc P.

1163. NATIVIDAD, Chester D.

1164. NAVAL, Ernesto, Iii C.

1165. NAVALES, Alija Auxan M.

1166. NAVARRETE, Ma. Criselda C.

1167. NAVARRO, Camille S.

1168. NAVARRO, Colleen Fretzie L.

1169. NAVARRO, Ivy Joy A.

1170. NAVARRO, Marico Gabrielle B.

1171. NAYRE-SANTIAGO, Kimberly C.

1172. NERI, Trixie Jane E.

1173. NG, Audrey Nicole Y.

1174. NIGRO, Marco P.

1175. NIMO, Hilmarie V.

1176. NIOG, Rejee Mae C.

1177. NOGOY, Ismael S.

1178. NUDALO, Goldie Myrrh M.

1179. NUESTRO, Reinerr John A.

1180. OAMINAL, JR., Henry F.

1181. OASAN, Wendell Leigh M.

1182. OBNIMAGA, JR., Rey P.

1183. OBTIAL, Derly G.

1184. OCAMPO, Jenee Monique R.

1185. OCAT, Mylene M.

1186. ODIO, Ryan J.

1187. ODUCADO, Ruzzel Diane I.

1188. OJA, Maria Ludica B.

1189. OJANO-SABADO, Jennylyn R.

1190. OLIVA-BARCARSE, Maria Carisa C.


1192. OLIVES, Lanz Aidan L.

1193. OMEGA, Riza Mae G.

1194. OMELAN-ARGUELLES, Melody May

1195. OMETER, Alex A.

1196. ONG, April Joy G.

1197. ONG, Carlwin Thomson U.

1198. ONG, Ceferino Miguel Y.

1199. ONG, Erika Denice G.

1200. ONGHANSENG, Donald Jefferson S.

1201. ONGKEKO, Antonio Rafael, Jr. B.

1202. ONTANGCO, Jeffrey L.

1203. OPLE, Hilary May G.

1204. OPONE, Warren Niño U.

1205. ORACION, Connie Jane D.

1206. ORAP, Melchor J.

1207. ORDOYO, Justin Adriel E.

1208. ORGASAN, Ledebee Lee T.

1209. ORJALO, Klarence D.

1210. ORTEGA, Karla Katrina S.

1211. ORTIZ, Arvin Antonio V.

1212. ORTIZ, Patricia I.

1213. OSIDA, Lorenzo Miguel A.

1214. OSORIO, Maranatha Joy SP.

1215. OTERO, Rufino Luis B.

1216. PABILONA, Jocet Consisa R.

1217. PABIONA, Lazaro Kevin G.

1218. PABUAYA, Cristie Pearl O.

1219. PACAMARRA, John Eric Floyd C.

1220. PACIENCIA, Christine L.

1221. PACIENCIA, Lizette Nimfa C.

1222. PACLIBAR, Sarah Phoebe L.

1223. PADAGDAG, Gail Glenn E.

1224. PADAPAT, Mary Grace H.

1225. PADAYAO, Rei Mari Jule M.

1226. PADER, Jessica Resurrecion L.

1227. PADILLA-DELA PEÑA, Janice C.

1228. PADUA, Kristine Joyce D.

1229. PAGALILAUAN, Bianca G.

1230. PAGAPONG, Jeson D.

1231. PAGDANGANAN, Raychelle A.

1232. PAGSANJAN, Donita Rose T.

1233. PAGUIO, Patricia Czarina M.

1234. PAJO, Ahda B.

1235. PALACOL, Jamie Rose M.

1236. PALADO, JR., Emmanuel A.

1237. PALAGHICON, JR., Andres E.

1238. PALARCA, Coryell Teodoro C.

1239. PALCE, Jamaica Ida C.

1240. PALER, Aiko Eleni N.

1241. PALER, Jezzene Gail R.

1242. PALGAN, Danilo D.

1243. PALIGAN, JR., Francis Allen T.

1244. PALMA, Jon Arley R.

1245. PALMA, Roman Mayo G.

1246. PALMERA, Raymund Xenon C.

1247. PALOMINO, Rheand Cornell M.

1248. PANDI, Rashid V.

1249. PANGANDAMAN- PAPORO, Norhanna A.

1250. PANGANIBAN, Miko Jim Paulo V.

1251. PAQUIBOT, Adelaida G.

1252. PAQUIDAO, Sheryl E.

1253. PARAAN, Brian Jonathan T.

1254. PARADO, Joan Ayr O.

1255. PARADO, Shenna Jane T.

1256. PARAGAS, Lean M.

1257. PARALEJAS, Claire Anne F.

1258. PARREÑO, Antony J.

1259. PARRONE, Justine Bette M.

1260. PARUNGO, Mara Alexandra V.

1261. PASCO, Lewellyn Judah C.

1262. PASCUA, Ma Claire L.

1263. PASCUA, Melanie Christine S.

1264. PASCUAL, Angela Marie A.

1265. PASCUAL, Clefford E.

1266. PASCUAL, Madonna Immaculada Concepcion M.

1267. PASTOR, Michael Evans C.

1268. PAUDAC, Mohammad Fayez D.

1269. PAULINO-DAYO, Junevieve M.

1270. PAÑGAN, Romano B.

1271. PEDREALBA, Cara Krystle B.

1272. PEDRO, Eugene Carmelo C.

1273. PELAYO, Kristian Ryan A.

1274. PELITO, Lois Philippe M.

1275. PENALES, Rhea M.

1276. PENULLAR, Ellen Grace A.

1277. PEQUE, Kimberly Grace R.

1278. PERALTA-BORLAS, Pinky Q.

1279. PEREZ, Erinn Mariel C.

1280. PEREZ, Princess Caressa V.

1281. PEREZ, Princess Charisma V.

1282. PEREZ, Raniros J.

1283. PEREZ, Rizelle Zenika H.

1284. PEREZ-BARIUAN, Roselle P.

1285. PERLAS, Janelle P.

1286. PERLAS, Van Regine L.

1287. PEROLA, Maximillan Jean T.

1288. PETILLA, Imee A.

1289. PEÑASERADA, Vien Kristine L.

1290. PIEDAD, Daryll F.

1291. PIGAO, II, John Socrates G.

1292. PIMENTEL, Jenny Ann A.

1293. PIMPING, Moh’d Naif S.

1294. PINEDA, Daniel Radjit D.

1295. PINEDA, Erika Mariz

1296. PIÑON, Iola Vianka M.

1297. PO, Melody R.

1298. POBAR, Aprilyn T.

1299. POGONGAN, Fatima Naryl K.

1300. PONCE, Allen R.

1301. PONTANAR, Katrina N.

1302. POON, Peterson U.

1303. PORCIUNCULA, Rene Paolo P.

1304. PRESTOZA, Christine Joy D.

1305. PRIETOS, Jim Alvien T.

1306. PUA, Irene Mae G.

1307. PUA, Peter Michael G.

1308. PUGUON, Dorothy Jane G.

1309. PULMONES, Joan Szanne S.

1310. PUNO, Mikhaella Martina H.

1311. PUNZALAN, Mary Ruth S.

1312. PURUGGANAN, Denise Pauline P.

1313. PUSTA, Bj Bonn D.

1314. PUTOT, Mary Lou S.

1315. PUYOT, Arjay V.

1316. QUEJADA, Ken Louwen M.

1317. QUIAMBAO, Hanna Clariss S.

1318. QUIAMBAO, Rhoda D.

1319. QUIBEN, Lovely Grazette D.

1320. QUINCOSE, Sharifa SJ.

1321. QUINTO, Mark Andrew B.

1322. QUINTO, Vinilla Germina N.

1323. QUIRANTE, Mishelle Faith D.

1324. RABE, Angelli Antonette O.

1325. RABE, John Ramil V.

1326. RABE, Roentgen Ruel R.

1327. RACMAT, Aurora Lyn T.

1328. RAMOS, Arvy A.

1329. RAMOS, Cayetano B.

1330. RAMOS, Gabriel Justine T.

1331. RAMOS, Marvin R.

1332. RAMOS, Roman Chino A.

1333. RAMOS, Ronbert A.

1334. RAMOS, Roween Annielle C.

1335. RANGIRIS, Jomaila G.

1336. RAZA, Barry G.

1337. RAZO, Kristine L.

1338. REALIGUE, Karen C.

1339. REBUA-ARAGON, Mercy A.

1340. RECENTES, Jayneveb A.

1341. REDIANG, JR., Rex Antonio C.

1342. REDULLA, Jude R.

1343. REJANTE, Marjorie Rich C.

1344. RELADOR, Emmanuel A.

1345. RELIQUIAS, John Mark B.

1346. RELIQUIAS, Reena May V.

1347. REMOLLO, Albert, Jr. V.

1348. REMOROZA, Camille B.

1349. RENDON, Michelle Francoise C.

1350. REQUEJO, Justine Veron T.

1351. RESCAR, Sharima D.

1352. RESPALL, Edcel C.

1353. RESURRECCION, Anna Rosa-lia L.

1354. RESURRECCION, Roniel D.

1355. RETIRADO, Ma. Concepcion G.

1356. REVEREZA, Xaviera Marie V.

1357. REVITA, Rey T.

1358. REYES, Anna Mae S.

1359. REYES, Cristopher Jon DR.

1360. REYES, Franco Rommel D.

1361. REYES, Grace Adelaide O.

1362. REYES, Jareed C.

1363. REYES, Jenny C.

1364. REYES, Khervy B.

1365. REYES, Lilian B.

1366. REYES, Mark Lester A.

1367. REYES, Mikaelo Jaime C.

1368. REYES, Terryfin D.

1369. REYES, JR., Antonio T.

1370. RIN, Sheryll Ann Y.

1371. RIOS, Dudly Mark R.

1372. RIVERA, Andrea Nicole P.

1373. RIVERA, Justine Camille P.

1374. RIVERA, Moses C.

1375. ROA, JR., Michael B.

1376. ROBENTA, Ronaldo A.

1377. RODRIGUERA, Eduard Angelo Q.

1378. RODRIGUEZ, Earl Allende V.

1379. RODRIGUEZ, John Rey B.

1380. RODRIGUEZ, Maria Alyssa V.

1381. RODRIGUEZ, Maria Victoria DV.

1382. RODRIGUEZ, Mary Elizabeth Christine D.

1383. ROGEL, Angeline P.

1384. ROJALES, Sheila May C.

1385. ROLLORATA, Renz Paula E.

1386. ROMANO, Dion Lorenz L.

1387. ROMILLO, Farida D.

1388. ROMUAR, Roela C.

1389. RONDEZ, Jerryl C.

1390. RONDOLO, Tristan Joseph O.

1391. RONQUILLO, John Paulo C.

1392. ROQUE, Jenina Marie Bernadette R.

1393. ROSALES, Ge Ann Francia S.

1394. ROSALES, Jose Patrick S.

1395. ROSALES, Nalyn Rose M.

1396. ROSARIO, Anjan Wilfrid D.

1397. ROSARIO, Dyrene Mara S.

1398. ROSARIO, Keouh P.

1399. ROSARIO, Marjorie R.

1400. ROSAS, Jose Rommel, Jr. I.

1401. ROSETE, Martha M.

1402. ROSOLADA, Karl Geoffray J.

1403. ROSUELLO, Joseph Michael A.

1404. ROVERO, Zarah Mae L.

1405. ROXAS, Jonaline P.

1406. RUBIO, Marie Christelle T.

1407. RUIZ, Johanna Marie P.

1408. RUIZ, Jose Iii R.

1409. RUIZ, Maria Bianca Leanne SJ.

1410. RULLODA, Mykelle Andrew P.

1411. RUPAC, James Bryan S.

1412. SABARIAGA, Lara Patriz F.

1413. SACLAG, Sheldon K.

1414. SACUPASO, Jay Princess P.

1415. SADANG, Cristy D.

1416. SAGARINO, Giovanni Francis V.

1417. SAGAUINIT, Rex C.

1418. SAGUINIT, Kirby C.

1419. SAHIBBIL, Omar-razdawie S.

1420. SALA, Don V.

1421. SALANDANAN, Ma. Moreni D.

1422. SALAZAR, Keeshia E.

1423. SALAZAR, Madelene Ruth F.

1424. SALAZAR, Zandra U.

1425. SALEM, Dennis E.

1426. SALES-MASANGKAY, Jocelyn R.

1427. SALIENDRA, Martoni S.

1428. SALIGUMBA, Remond G.

1429. SALMANI, Shaira Alexandra G.

1430. SALOMON, Johnald Z.

1431. SALONGA, Ann Laurice V.

1432. SALTING, Lawrence Angelo V.

1433. SALVADOR, Jessie A.

1434. SAMIO, Christine Derrika P.

1435. SAN JOSE, Aileen Mae R.

1436. SAN JUAN, Marjorie A.

1437. SAN JUAN, Nicole Beatrice R.

1438. SAN JUAN, Ronald Ray K.

1439. SANA, Marco Carlo S.

1440. SANCHEZ, Joanna S.

1441. SANCHEZ, Wryl C.

1442. SANCHEZ-PATES, Lilibeth A.

1443. SANDOVAL, Leazel N.

1444. SANGLITAN, Rahma D.

1445. SANORIA, Irene P.

1446. SANTIAGO, Arnold C.

1447. SANTIAGO, John Cyril E.

1448. SANTIAGO, Michael Arthur DJ.

1449. SANTIAGO, Reamil C.

1450. SANTOS, Adrian B.

1451. SANTOS, Aleizel L.

1452. SANTOS, Ana Riza N.

1453. SANTOS, Dennis Y.

1454. SANTOS, Frances Alyssa U.

1455. SANTOS, Howard Rei B.

1456. SANTOS, Immah Concepcion R.

1457. SANTOS, Jewelle Ann Lou P.

1458. SANTOS, Jose Maria B.

1459. SANTOS, Reeneth B.

1460. SANTOS, Rei-anne B.

1461. SAORNIDO, III, Ferdinand A.

1462. SAPNU, Camille Anne C.

1463. SARANDI, Glaiza S.

1464. SARCAOGA, Ronald L.

1465. SARCILLA, Johanne R.

1466. SARINO, Gerard P.

1467. SARIP, Sittie Hadiyah D.

1468. SARMIENTO, Madelyn D.

1469. SARMIENTO, Monica M.

1470. SARNO, Hazel Yvette M.

1471. SAVELLANO, Jillene C.

1472. SAYNO, Hyvimarly Chrisa B.

1473. SECOLLES, Cezar Elvin A.

1474. SELGAS, Miles F.

1475. SEMBRANO, Hyugi Nicolae C.

1476. SENDAYDIEGO, Primer S.

1477. SENGSON, Bernadine Joy E.

1478. SERNA, Marvilie M.

1479. SERNAL, Leah Marie M.

1480. SERRANO, Ingrid Margaret M.

1481. SERRANO, Yvette P.

1482. SERVACIO, Rheland S.

1483. SEVILLA, Ann Shammae M.

1484. SEVILLA, Flois Diplomat P.

1485. SEVILLA, Miguel R.

1486. SEÑA, Luis Alfonso S.

1487. SIANG, Rejyl B.

1488. SIBI, Summer C.

1489. SIERRA, Donnabelle B.

1490. SIGA-AN, Richard C.

1491. SILVA, James John M.

1492. SILVANO, Ma. Berna Joyce M.

1493. SILVOSA, Lex Joshua Andrew U.

1494. SIMANGAN, Emalyn V.

1495. SIMBRE, Marhen Jason P.

1496. SIMBULAN, Angelique Pearl P.

1497. SIMONDO, Mark John H.

1498. SIMYUNN-NORIEL, Ethel A.

1499. SINGSON, Karlo Becher G.

1500. SINGSON, Zsarynha Gay E.

1501. SIOSON, Minette L.

1502. SIRIBAN, Jonanette E.

1503. SITOY, Rounald A.

1504. SIVA, Isabel Pia Rose E.

1505. SO HIONG, Don A.

1506. SOCO, Michaela Marie I.

1507. SOKOKEN, Desiree N.

1508. SOLAIMAN, Norwidad R.

1509. SOLANO, Datu Morro L.

1510. SOLINAP, Joyce Ann May C.

1511. SOLIS, Andre O.

1512. SOLIVEN, Marla A.

1513. SOLLANO, Jose Gabriel Antonio T.

1514. SOLLER, Miguel Sebastian C.

1515. SOLON, Rodelio V.

1516. SORIANO, Reuben Bernard M.

1517. SORIANO, JR., Joseph A.

1518. SORIAO, Laurence P.

1519. SORONGON, Howell G.

1520. SOSA, Gerald Vincent A.

1521. SOTELO-GESELL, Erby Jennifer D.

1522. SUAL, Jecar G.

1523. SUAN, Angelo Andro M.

1524. SUAREZ-LAVILLA, Slynn R.

1525. SUEDAD, Mary Charlen Joy P.

1526. SUELAN, Leo S.

1527. SULIT, Leor Jyle C.

1528. SUMAGANG, Rey L.

1529. SUMAIL, Glover Rais B.

1530. SUMAMPONG, Antonette Janvy B.

1531. SUMAYLO-IMPERIAL, Katherine Joy S.

1532. SUMILONG, Paolo Miguel Francisco A.

1533. SUSON, Glory Joy S.

1534. SUSTIGUER, Joeffrey C.

1535. SUYAT, Dexter John C.

1536. SY, Luis Jude Rey B.

1537. SY, Ma. Frances Aira G.

1538. SY, Martin Franz S.

1539. SY, Rose Anne O.

1540. TABBU, Josephine V.

1541. TABERDO, Brenda B.

1542. TABILOG, Lex D.

1543. TABINGO, Amalia V.

1544. TACIO, Zafhrulah C.

1545. TACORDA, Paul Anthony A.

1546. TACTAY, Allen Joy A.

1547. TAGAMA, Russell Jay S.

1548. TAGUIAM, Julie May C.

1549. TALAMAYAN, Georgiavi Irah F.

1550. TALEON, Dexter P.

1551. TAM, Ann Loraine L.

1552. TAMAYO, Jai Jagannath S.

1553. TAMONDONG, Karlo Paulo DG.

1554. TAMONDONG, Maria Crisselda N.

1555. TAMPADONG, Stephen Jay M.

1556. TAMPI, Bea Agnes M.

1557. TAN, Aaron Jacob G.

1558. TAN, Benjamin Jeptha L.

1559. TAN, Christian Lemuel T.

1560. TAN, Dandolph M.

1561. TAN, Fatima Angeli R.

1562. TAN, Katrina Z.

1563. TAN, Mica Joanna G.

1564. TAN, Michelle Aimee Lyn O.

1565. TAN, Patrice Wendell A.

1566. TAN, Percival Nicholas C.

1567. TAN, Samantha Maxine M.

1568. TAN, Sharie Lulu C.

1569. TAN, Toni Faye J.

1570. TAN-CRUZ, Joan S.

1571. TANA, Krishna Aira A.

1572. TANAEL, Ezekiel V.

1573. TANALGO, Regina DC.

1574. TANGIAN, Kim Carlo F.

1575. TANTOCO, JR., Michael John A.

1576. TAPUYAO, Brooke Lou T.

1577. TARRAYA, Joseph Daniel S.

1578. TARROZA, Joanna Rose R.

1579. TATEL, Ma. Erma T.

1580. TAUTHO, Kay Frin Chez C.

1581. TAYA-AN, Dawn Novera E.

1582. TEJANA, Ritchie Z.

1583. TEJANO, Juan Carlo P.

1584. TEJERO, Faizah Gladys Mae K.

1585. TEJUCO, Felice May A.

1586. TELLO, Karen B.

1587. TEODORO, Bernadette P.

1588. TEODORO, Mark Anthony L.

1589. TEPACE, Maria Charmaine L.

1590. TIANNOK, Shaleem M.

1591. TIBON, Stanley Sam P.

1592. TIBURCIO, Jon Eric B.

1593. TIDOSO, Philip James C.

1594. TIGLAO, Janice C.

1595. TION, Mark Anthony N.

1596. TIONGCO, III, Santiago A.

1597. TIRTHDAS, Samantha Ann T.

1598. TIU, Clarence Marc H.

1599. TOBES, Adah Gwynne P.

1600. TOLEDO, Mary Helen Anne

1601. TOLEDO, Riza Ann T.

1602. TOLENTINO, Angela Margeaux E.

1603. TOLENTINO, Nikkolas Lorenzo Domingo G.

1604. TOMAS, Amourfina M.

1605. TOMOL, Terence Vanessa P.

1606. TORCUATOR, Julian Elizar D.

1607. TOREJA, Joana Patriz C.

1608. TORITA, Mar D.

1609. TORRALBA, Joseph Christopher T.

1610. TORRALBA, Klinton M.

1611. TORREJOS, Roche O.

1612. TORRENTIRA, Emily Rose B.

1613. TORRES, Allison S.

1614. TORRES, Paul S.

1615. TORRES, Ruby Anna L.

1616. TRAYVILLA, Mark Anthony P.

1617. TREPTOR, Ronic Albert D.

1618. TRINIDAD, Glinda B.

1619. TRINIDAD, Paolo Antoniou D.

1620. TRISTEZA, Angeli S.

1621. TUAZON, Oliver M.

1622. TULAGAN, Glamour John L.

1623. TUMULAK, Karla Marie T.

1624. TUTAAN, Lady Ann D.

1625. TUVIDA, Maervic T.

1626. UGSOD, Lariza Aidie R.

1627. UNCIANO, Jenny Flor C.

1628. URBANO-BALMEO, Mauryne Fe N.

1629. USITA, Leonardo B.

1630. USITA, Zoj Daphne A.

1631. USOP, Ablah M.

1632. UY, Gabriel Paulo R.

1633. UY, Jay Albert M.

1634. UY, Joefrey S.

1635. VALAQUIO, Jan Reuell S.

1636. VALDEZ, Anna Danessa H.

1637. VALDEZ, Basill Owen D.

1638. VALDEZ, Daniel A.

1639. VALE CRUZ, Michelle A.

1640. VALENCIA, Iris Ann R.

1641. VALERO, Oscar E.

1642. VALES, Philip Conrad D.

1643. VALIENTE, Micah Abijah B.

1644. VALINO, Shiela O.

1645. VALLARTA, Marvin M.

1646. VALLE, Joanna Charis E.

1647. VALLENA, Padim G.

1648. VALONES, Genald M.

1649. VANGUARDIA, Angelo M.

1650. VARONA, Granney R.

1651. VEHEMENTE, Joseph Harvey M.

1652. VEJERANO, Jemmie Rose E.

1653. VELASCO, Mary Ann Margaret F.

1654. VELASCO, Milagros Isabel L.

1655. VELASQUEZ, Jonn Irvin M.

1656. VERANO, Marbien L.

1657. VERGARA, Diomdelia B.

1658. VERGARA, Ivann James Z.

1659. VERIDIANO, III, Michael Noel R.

1660. VETUS, Lilibeth Grace L.

1661. VIERNES, Jufferson D.

1662. VILARAY, Mary Jane L.

1663. VILLABEZA, Gennethe Anne R.

1664. VILLAFUERTE, Angela Charmeon C.

1665. VILLAGANAS, Nilgie C.

1666. VILLAGONZALO, Ronan Y.

1667. VILLAMIL, Carl Ron F.

1668. VILLAMOR, Frances Kara G.

1669. VILLANOZA, Annabelle P.

1670. VILLANUEVA, Apollo A.

1671. VILLANUEVA, John Michael S.

1672. VILLANUEVA, Jomar Sean H.

1673. VILLANUEVA, Ma. Fatimah V.

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I know I’ve been absent for two months.   Yes, two whole months — and that was after a promise of posting more regularly.

First, the excuses.

Well, technology got the better of me as firewalls and security protocols made it impossible for me to log on to the site to post.  That could be my best excuse but it’s not the only one.

I have not had time to write.  Sad.

So enough of the reason why, and let’s begin with what I have been up to the last 8 or so weeks I have been out of circulation.

I turned 52!  Where did the year go… When I was younger, I used to think that getting older would be such a sad turn for me, but as 51 and now 52 came, I actually feel pretty good about it.  I am in a better place.  I am happier.  And I think I’ve achieved a sense of calm in my life which has helped me to cope better with life in general.

I’ve started sewing.  A while back, I enrolled in two sewing courses over at Mood U that gave me the basic knowledge I needed to actually make a sewing machine work, read and cut patterns to make an actual piece of clothing, and I am hooked.  That doesn’t bode well for my other crafts but I am thoroughly enjoying myself.

I’m one of those people with odd shaped bodies that isn’t a perfect size anything.  One part of me is another size and the other half is another.  So it’s always been a challenge trying to find something that fits well.  It also helps to know that something that would cost me $300 off the rack can cost me as little as $100 or much less if I patiently made it myself, so sew away, I am happily doing.

Reeeeaaaadddddiiiiinnnnngggggg again.  I’ve finished one book, I’m reading a second and inching away on another.  The thing is, I am reading.

Let me hit “publish” because this ends up withering away in my draft box again.  With any luck, I will be back again tomorrow.  (Yay!)


Feedback on Feedback from M

I have been meaning to respond, but that is taking me forever and a day. So before this “gets away from me” and I am left with a half finished post, I thought I’d share with you a heartfelt and most heartening shout out from one of my 34 readers. The email below is unedited and cut and paste from his original comment.

Before you read on, I just want to say it’s emails like this that makes me feel I am doing something beyond feeding my need to journal online, and write for myself. That maybe– just maybe– I am helping someone else and paying forward what good has come my way and spreading positivity and love around.

Response coming soon.. promise.

M wrote:

A glorious new year to one of the most influential people who helped me change my life and shape my inner self 4 years ago. You pushed me to become the person that I am today, and for the person that I will become in the future.

It’s been a while, Attorney. I have countless of things to thank you for, but I think there’s going to be a perfect time for that (fingers crossed). Right now I just want to tell you how much I appreciate everything you said here in your blog including your personal message to me, and that all the things you said about life (law school in particular) were on point. It kept me moving forward even in roads I never thought I could possibly survive. So thank you. Thank you so much for bringing out the best in me. It’s been years since I read your blog and right now I could only wish that I should’ve visited this during my times of struggle. To bring you the good news, I’m now in my senior year in law school, a full-time regular student, still in San Beda Mendiola, struggling to have the best of both worlds since 2014 (full-time work and school so I could afford my fees). You really made a huge impact in my life (and you still are). Among others, I pray for your happiness and good health this 2018. Should the stars align soon, I hope I can help you publish your inspirational book for lawyering hopefuls in our country. You are truly a gift, a gem given to this world by our ‘big boss’ above. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING!!!

My inner fire burns again: huge, fiery hot, in crimson red! same as what I had when I went through my 1st year in law school like an eagle diving to get his prey with absolute precision without dropping his focus!”

Thank you, M.

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So that was 2017

This is one of those posts that’s more for my benefit than for any reader out there, because it’s an annual self check I’ve been doing annually.

For the last couple of years, I had picked up the habit of writing a list of things as the year rolled out which I hoped to do in the coming 12 months. There were years I managed to go back to the list before the year ended, and at times the list just lay dormant. 2017 was one of the latter.

But I like keeping this lists in the hope of setting goals for myself for the rest of the year, and no matter how minimal my success has been, I like seeing how hard or how I hardly tried. It’s by no means a hard and fast goal as you will see in the progress report below. Reading it now, much of it will stay with 2018’s 18 things to do, with a few minor tweaks. There is always the hope that I will be able to have more success this go around.

1.  Read six books.  I want to beat myself up over this because I have the books, both electronic and hard copy. It’s really finding the time to read that stumps me. I am hoping that I can actually do more than my goal of six books this year.. let’s see.

2. Travel to one destination outside the tri-state area. – Sydney in September. Last year, I had specified Boston as a destination, only to find myself flying all the way down under to Fiji to meet with my high school BFF, Donna, who also turned 50.  I met up with her and her family and we had a grand time just catching up and celebrating together.

Although I am planning a vacation with her again sometime end of the year, I’d like to make a simpler plan closer to home, but outside the immediate environs of New York.  So anywhere outside the tri-state area will do.  One trip, that’s all.  Keeping it simple and open ended like that is easier to aim for. I made it to Sydney in September and managed an overnight stay in Manila on the way and back. Other than that, I’ve stayed pretty local but looking forward to doing this when the weather starts improving. We are at below freezing temperatures as I write this!

3. Learn something new via an actual class.  I already know that I want to learn how to properly knit, and I am just trying to find the time to actually do this over at the Lion Brand Yarn Studios here in Manhattan.  I would also like to learn another language, but not have to pay for it.  (Yes, I’m being a cheapskate, but these classes can be expensive!)  And there’s the Intermediate sewing class which I skipped as the third installment of classes last year at MoodU over at Mood Fabrics here in Manhattan.  As you can see, my learning calendar is in pretty good shape, so it’s all a matter of really getting down to it. – This is one item where there was no movement at all so I guess it’ll have to be in 2018.

4.  Take better care of myself by exercising, losing more weight.  Exercising.  What’s that again?  LOL  No more excuses, and hoping to give it more effort.  I had better luck with the weight control last year compared to the year before that, except that the trip to Fiji and all those full breakfast buffets made me gain 10 lbs.  The good news is I have a better grip on the weight loss effort, so I’ve been able to lose the weight.  The downside is, I have failed to break my plateau (which is top secret!) and I am hoping that I finally get to do that in 2017. This is a work in progress.

5.  Visit Central Park all four seasons.  A New Yorker for almost 17 years now and yet I cannot boast of being a Central Park regular all year round.  And note that I have always worked within walking distance of the park, although it’s a good 20-25 minutes away from my Midtown perch.  I keep missing Spring when it’s supposed to be the second most colorful season of the year.  To some, it actually IS the most colorful, but I am a fan of fall.  I have done winter two years ago, and although it was at the tail end of the season, it actually snowed.  I am a regular in the fall, and one summer, I couldn’t go beyond the periphery because it was too hot, but I WAS there.  I have been wanting to do Spring all these years — maybe this year, finally. – I always see the edge of Central Park from Avenue of the Americas but sadly will have to admit that I visited the park only once, towards fall, when my friend Lynda visited from PA. I have been tempted to go as the temperatures dropped, but alas, I failed. another one making it to the 2018 list!

6. Crafting reboot.  Crafting calendar.  This is one area where I am having quite the jumpstart with me sorting out my supplies and actually creating new designs.

I have been crocheting winter accessories since late last year and have so far NOT bought a single piece.  All my hats and scarves and now fingerless gloves are my own handmade creations. The leather gloves and fabric scarves are all from last season.  I haven’t even used my blanket scarf yet.

I have been rediscovering my beads and freshwater pearls and am having such a spike in creativity.  Hopefully, this will translate to items for posting in the shop.- While I didn’t do too well with following my craft calendar, I have been able to work on reorganizing my materials and continuing with the crafting . My shop has been an area of focus and I’ve been seeing an uptick in sales compared to the long lulls between sales in previous years. I hope to continue to pick up the pace and get more crafts done.

7. Destash more systematically. It has always been difficult for me to throw things away, so last year, I came up with the idea of destashing by giving away things I no longer use.

I’ve set aside a box where I will put away the things that I want to give away and label them accordingly.  To make it a conscious effort as well, I am going to record what I actually give away.  I’m going by the simple rule of thumb that if I  hadn’t used or touched something for a year, I will find someone who can make better use of it. I think I did quite well in this area and I’m hoping to continue in 2018. Yes, even if parting can be heavy literally. I’ve managed to set aside old kitchenware that I don’t and won’t use, as well as other things I think others can make use of.

8. Finish the Gift of 50 and begin the Gift of 51.  Sometime before I turned 50 in April, I wrote about doing 50 good deeds.  I have to sit down and list what I have already done so far, and while most will be repetitions (like literal gifts in the name of #GiftOf50), I have certain tasks to complete which I hope I can help to complete it.  And of course, I turn 51 this April.  Hence, the next list. – The gift of 50 was a huge success but the 51 part sort of stagnated. I am reworking this for 52.

I want to be able to do more as. I get older and be more deliberate about it, rather than just keeping a rule of thumb of being kind to others.  Kindness is an abstract concept that we need to see more concretely.

9.  Write more.  

For starters, I want to set a goal of posting once a week in the blogs.   (Which is principally this one and my craft blog.) – I have to work on this one, more so since my blogging has been severely curtailed because I can now blog only via my smartphone. I was absent from this space for over a month towards the end of the year so I need to work out my editorial calendar.

Work on my other social networking accounts by doing scheduled posts at least once a week.  – I have redistributed my focus and have had better success with this one in 2017. I just have to keep at it.

Resume my handwritten projects.   2016 came and went with nary a post in my art journal which caught me by surprise when I opened it to begin writing again.  It never even occurred to me that I had not written anything there at all.  I have to admit that I am one of those people who still prefer to write things long hand.  While typing things out allows me to keep pace with transcribing my thoughts as they race through my mind — there is a different creativity spurred by the literal written word.  One thing I hope to do is carry tiny notebooks made from scratch paper that I can pull out of my bag and write on wherever and whenever the inspiration hits me.  I tried it with post its and it didn’t quite work. – No art journal for 2017! Horrors! I think I spent too much time trying to make up my mind about the form. I think I will go back to simple doodles this time.

Bestie Dino also suggested that if I meant to write my book (an ambitious project that has been burning in my being for ages now..), I should keep my handwritten drafts.  So keep them, I will.  That’s why I’m trying to keep the scratch notebooks a decent size so I can eventually compile them into bound material that I can keep for posterity. – Again, form. More on this in 2018.

10. Keep snail mail alive by writing a letter or sending out a card at least once a month.  – That means 12 pieces for the year.. easily doable!  I might even start something here or on my Instagram account with #GothamChickOnSnailMail. – I think I will fulfill this quota for 2017 and 2018 together by first quarter of 2018. I didn’t really write much but have a couple to do now..

11. Finish my art journal, begin a new one. –  Like I said, I was surprised and saddened to see that I had NOT written anything in 2016.  – I am definitely starting a new one in 2018.

12. Sample something new or visit a new restaurant or place (i.e., museum, intallation, etc.) and write about it.  I have friends who constantly tell me about new places to try and visit… I keep hearing about things to do or goods to sample.  I have a separate account on Instagram under the banner of @GothamChickShopper which I had put up specifically to make product recommendations and all that.  A blog exists somewhere under a similar banner inmy main account, but I really haven’t done much.  (Writing here has been such an effort as it is, so I thought Instagram would be easier to maintain.).

But we keep wanting to do all these things without even really trying and suddenly, we find ourselves losing time and we end up with the “want” being just an “afterthought”.   I want to have more of the “done that” instead. – @GothamChickShopper got off the ground but still needs work. Getting there.

13.  Publish a postcard set.  I am a postcard collector and I’d like to think I take good photographs.  Of course I’m biased.. but one thing I’ve always wanted to do was to actually be able to make my own postcards — as in printed and not handmade — as a means of taking my postcard collecting a step up. -one for 2018

14.  Visit at least one lighthouse.  I have always had a love affair with lighthouses, and not only in postcards as one of my collecting interests.  There was a time when I took vacations when we would seek out lighthouses in the area and actually visit them.  I don’t remember now when the last time was that I saw one or visited one, so I think it would be nice to actually aim to visit one this year.

I have visited the famed Montauk lighthouse many times, but there are several near me I can actually aim to see in person soon.  This should be one of the simpler ones. – Success! I actually visited 2 in Wollongong, Sydney.. happiness!!!

15.  Encode my poetry.  I started writing poetry at age 7, and I have surprisingly been able to keep the scraps of paper and assortment of notebooks and journals I had written them on.  I even brought them here to New York during one of my trips returning for a vacation in Manila.  They show the evolution of my penmanship, the maturing of my inner voice, and the change in writing style and depth.  From pencil scribblings to typewritten compilations, I have them tucked away.

Encoding them into a private website or maybe even a public one will take time, but I want to start doing that this year.- I am proud to report that I have actually started with this and what’s more, I’ve started writing poetry again..

16.  Visit more blogs / IG accounts.   A blog friend recently left a comment after visiting and was so surprised that I was still writing.  We have never met but used to be part of an unofficial community of Filipinos who blog at a personal level.  I enjoyed reading about their hobbies, life events, and day-to-day rants and raves.  It was all about the writer writing what he or she wanted.  I found out he’s reviving his blog which makes me happy– and I look forward to that and more.. but that’s another post. – will try harder!!

17.  Do a fundraiser for Barangay San Vicente.  This is a very personal cause close to my heart, because it is a cause my mother has pursued time and again.  She hails from a small town in Bulan, Sorsogon in the beautiful southern province of Bicol.  She was born and raised there but had to leave early on to work and help support the education of her two younger brothers.

I had the chance to visit several times in my youth, but I haven’t back in ages.  She now lives there and has built a modest home I hope to one day visit.  Every year, she would throw a simple party for the children and try and get them a new outfit for Christmas.  This can be a hundred or so children of different ages.  For many, it is the only time that they get to attend a party where they eat some spaghetti and a ham sandwich, and maybe some candy in a loot bag.  When she was still earning, these parties were funded from out of her own pocket.  These days, she solicits (mostly from us, her children) and still comes up with a simple celebration, although she has missed the last two Christmases.  Maybe this year, we can bring it back. – This is still on my list and I hope to do a good one for 2018.

Dream and Live the Dream

I am happy to welcome those legal hopefuls who manage to stumble into this space in their quest for answers or enlightenment, neither of which I claim to offer — but I am happy to share my two cents’ worth based on personal experience.  Some queries I end up answering straight away in an email, and others I try to postpone for a blogpost here. While some end up unwritten or unpublished, there are topics and questions that I just have to share.  How many times do we find ourselves reading something that we identify with, because we hear our voice in another person’s story?

Several weekends ago, this came my way. Reading it before my morning cup of coffee and being fully awake would’ve normally merited only a cursory reading, but it came out so loud and clear that I read it from start to finish right there and then.

“I am N, a  24 years old probinsyana who found her way to Manila in her pursuit to be in the legal profession. I stumbled upon your blog through searching online about the feasibility of working and studying law at the same time. That was the first post I read from your blog. It inspired me so much that I started to work on my application at ALS.

There are many things that I have to consider in my pursuit to become a legal eagle. One, is the financial stretch. I also came from an Ateneo school in the province but my legal pursuit is something that I do not want to be my family’s financial responsibility anymore as my single mother is already old and gray. And so, I am currently on a job that pays me 20 thousand a month with the pressure of achieving a monthly quota not to mention the almost three times a week fieldwork.

I’ve read in your post that you encourage us the hopefuls to try to apply in different schools as well, I’ve thought of UP and PLM but my heart really belonged to the Ateneo. And so, I applied for jobs nearer in Makati and eventually got an offer to become a compliance officer somewhere in Ortigas, the pay is 50% higher but the risk of giving up my current job to embrace an altogether different job with no assurance yet that I’ll be accepted in the Ateneo scared me.

Now, I find myself in the crossroad and the what ifs. I know deep in my heart that the l am meant to pursue law. But it feels like with all the moves that I can possibly make to get there, the risks are too high. I do not have a safety net in case things don’t work out the way they should be, and that is the main reason why up to now I have not made a career move yet.

Chasing a dream is not only challenging but sometimes a lonely road to take. Reading your blog kept me from focusing on why I decided to endure this job and live in Manila despite a comfier life back home. To be admitted in ALS in itself is an almost impossible feat for me; taking into consideration my finances and TOR. But the thing about dreams is that when it hits you, it hits you hard.

I hope to hear from you, Atty.

Kind Regards,


And the Pinay New Yorker says..

This reply took a long while and for this I apologize. I have always been careful Ispeaking about life in general because I am aware that it reaches a deep note within those who read what I write here. But here I am.. and here goes..

I have always said each of us has our own story to tell, and while I do not judge the way emails are written or how a message is conveyed, there is much that is said by the way a legal eagle wannabe writes me. I told N that this was one of the best emails I have received, for being clear, to the point and well written as a whole. It is by no means perfect, but if you’ve gotten this far in reading this post, then you know what I mean.

The pursuit of a legal education is by no means an easy ride, and the only way to truly survive it is to really want it so badly you will fight to make it to the end– literally. There are many obstacles along the way, on top of the very demanding curriculum in whichever school you choose. To make it, there many sacrifices one has to make.

I was a working student through most of law school. It was not easy traveling around the country and juggling schoolwork and case loads with all that, along with a 9-5 job when I was in town. My work-life balance was non existent but I knew my priorities. I was working not to work and build a career, but to see myself through school. So the paycheck was relevant, because it allowed me to pursue my dream.

Switching careers or jobs is never an easy choice. But you have to consider that a job offer means the hiring party saw potential in you. Sometimes, the most unlikely field choices turn out to be life changing moves that bring us closer to where we want to go. Or, and I say this with caution– the switch makes us see a different picture altogether, pointing us in a totally different direction.

I know that you would’ve made your choice by now. I know, too, that is likely that you chose to stay. If you ever come across such an option again, I would grab the higher pay. Law school is a very expensive undertaking even if you can borrow books, get hand me down reviewers or have the time to live in the library to study there in person. It is not only an intellectual and emotional investment, but more importantly, it is an economic one.

If you ask me, work in any shape or form is a distraction from school. If one has no choice but to work and study at the same time to pursue law, then let’s make the distraction that work is, worth the aggravation. Goose the one that pays more. You don’t want to be saddled with the rigors of work on one hand, and the expense and mental weight of memorizing and reading all those books and cases on the other. To make it, you have to make it clear that work is just the means to get to your dream.

And again, the choice of school matters not just as far as which one is the best. You have to take a step back and look at the bigger picture and see what works best for YOU. Not what works in the eyes of your family or in your view.. but what actually works for you.

Schedule wise, financially, standards (QPI be damned), location. If Ateneo can work and granting that you do make it, then go for it. But if it doesn’t, the Ateneo is not the only road to making your dream come true. Being a working student means being able to make both schedules work. It means working with half the time a full time student has to study– and cramming everything into what pockets of time you find. It also means working on finding a way to make the expenses of law school fit into your budget. And I’m talking about every day expenses, not even the tuition fee.

I can feel the heaviness on your shoulders as they sag reading what I am writing here. I am not trying to discourage you– I just don’t want to sugarcoat the situation because it is far from a joyride. If it is a lawyer that you want to be, then you focus on that dream and everything else will have to be a means to get to that. There will be a lot of stumbling blocks and wrong choices made. But if you are focused on that dream, you will be able to pick yourself up from each fall and keep going.

Choose your schools and take the entrance exams. Let’s see which one(s) accept you and then you lay down your options. Look at things objectively from all viewpoints. Do not let the financial consideration be your only parameter. What if Ateneo accepts you? What are the other options open to you?

I wasn’t the only working student and you will not be the only one. There were even others who were working and who had families to take care of. Dads and moms. And it wasn’t just in the Ateneo. Other schools offer executive classes which mean going to school Saturday and Sunday. I have many friends who are now teaching in non-Ateneo schools and they are imparting their Ateneo and UP legal wisdom in schools like Arellano and FEU. Those students should be proud to be learning about the law from these distinguished lawyers– and I say that not because they are dear friends from even before law school, but because I know the length and breadth of their expertise and legal experience speaks volumes of their worth.

Again, look at what works for you. After all is said and done, it will be your choice, your dream.

Ps. Related posts can be found in LAWYER WANNABE where there is a list of previous articles on the topic.

It can only get better

I tried starting a blog post before the week began, talking about how I was trying to pump a lot of optimism into my upcoming week. It had been a rather chaotic one. I like “busy,” but sometimes it doesn’t work too well with other distractions. Still, I capped the previous week with some much needed “me” time last Friday which was the best part of those 7 days. (Note to self: you should do this more often.)

And we’re at Wednesday. I try to write more but I really need a major push forward there.

Work was hectic as can be, and while I don’t think we’re getting a reprieve for what’s left of the week. I hit the ground running and energized. Maybe it was the quiet weekend with my not so little guy. I took the time to breathe, stayed up late on Saturday with a new earring design I couldn’t stop making (!), and slept til noon the following day to give my body a chance to bounce back.

And Friday came again.

There are times when you really just need to pull away from the fray and sit quietly in a corner.  It was one of those days, and I focused on happy and positive thoughts, and some happy time over lunch.  I needed to recharge. I needed to lift my spirits up and find those feel good moments to make up for the bad ones. I had dessert. Without guilt.

Dessert from Ortzi
Gone are the days when I would be chided for even considering one. Part of me hasn’t quite gotten used to the idea that it IS okay to indulge once in a while…I still ask if I can get dessert. (And I’m trying to get rid of that habit..)

Focus on the good things and then tuck the negative away, and embrace the thought that it can only get better. Take care of you!