The Long Journey Home

We’re 46 minutes away from landing in Manila and I am excited beyond description. This is a very emotional homecoming for me after not having been able to go home the last three years. My last departure from Manila was in July 2019. My trips in 2020 and 2021 were cancelled because of the pandemic. When restrictions eased and fares went down reasonably, I grabbed the chance to go home.

I just want to see my mom. She’s 82 now and the only reason I have worked so hard to come home every year the years before Covid broke. And she knows I will no longer do the yearly journey when she’s no longer there.

Even with preparations beginning weeks before, I found myself doing more than my share of last minute errands that had to be done. And of course, there were things that I ended up forgetting, like my neck pillow which I had proudly taken for at least three trips back and forth between New York and Manila. It was ready, but I ended up buying a new one anyway.

This has been a very eventful journey.

First mishap was the handle on my balikbayan box breaking before I could even leave the house. Fortunately, it was strictly 50 lbs and so my Uber driver was able to lift it without my help.

I ended up getting lost sending my Uber driver to the wrong terminal at JFK and we had to hop to another two before landing the right one. I’d normally be totally upset after the first miss but I was in the zone and calmly handled the detour as a simple mistake. I had plenty of time, I had already checked in, and I had all possible tests done.. although I had miscalculated the timing.

When I got to the check in counter, I was informed that two of my four checked bags might not make it on this flight because it was full. (Yes, despite the fact that I paid for them.). I was asked to choose the two that I wanted prioritized. I was told the gate personnel would be able to confirm if my bags made it on the plane— but even after I boarded, that information wasn’t available. I guess I will find out when I get to baggage claim.

The boarding process itself wasn’t as chaotic as previous flights, but we had many kababayans grumbling and acting grumpy giving the ground crew such grief. For all their shortcomings, this crew actually performed better than the last few that I went with. I’ve always flown Philippine Airlines since they started offering New York- Manila flights again.

My only beef was they boarded from the front to the back, and I always take an aisle seat in the middle section at the far end. I will write about my logic behind that in a different post. It seemed more efficient to board in reverse order after the First Class passengers had boarded, but who was I to argue? I just wanted to board.

I got my seat without issue and my three seat row only had two passengers. Myself and a big burly guy in the middle. I told myself he will probably move to the other aisle seat when everyone got settled, but he didn’t. My thinking is he took the aisle seat because he didn’t like being jostled at the aisle, so instead he jostled me.

The crew for this flight was definitely better than the last crew I flew with who gave the passengers the cold shoulder, sans the usual efficient service. This crew was friendly, courteous, responsive and showed me they enjoyed what they did, despite flying with a full plane for 17 hours. Kudos to the crew who handled the second half of the cabin, most specially to Ma. Gizella Gonzaga. I made sure I got her name — displayed on her name plate— because I like recognizing good service. Not only was she so pretty even behind her mask— she served the passengers with a smile in her eyes, and she was not stingy with pleasantries or small talk. She addressed the passengers warmly, both in English and Tagalog. That’s the kind of service that we look for when we shell out our hard earned money to fly home. I am sure the group of seamen seated to the left of my section felt the same way.

The food was welcoming and homey.. from the adobo and then the pasta with meatballs, down to the corned beef with rice for breakfast. Drinks were plentiful and were supplied with meals and on demand. The common bathrooms were well maintained despite the constant flow of people. I’ve flown flights were the bathroom floor got nasty midway through the flight. This never got anywhere close

The group of seamen to my left were counting the hours as indicated by the flight tracker on the individual screens we each had. So after breakfast, I casually asked one how long he’s been away. He said 42 days. I told him he’s lucky. I haven’t been home in three years.

Like I always do, I changed from my cold weather clothes ( a turtleneck this time) to something more apt for the warmer temperatures in Manila. I put on just enough color on my face – just lipstick and eyeliner. I collected ng things in the bins in front of me and braced myself for touchdown.

I’m watching the sunrise across three men to my left and I am full of emotion. It feels good to be home. I am exhausted and ready to crash but I feel my adrenaline beginning to build. Mama must be as excited. My brother and niece are meeting me at the airport, and I am hoping all my 4 checked in luggage will meet me at baggage claim.

I can’t wait to breathe the air of my homeland.. to be in the midst of my people and the heat and traffic that goes with it. I can’t wait to be with family. Headache from lack of sleep notwithstanding, I am stoked.

Manila, I’m coming home.

Two months hence

I am not going to apologize nor make excuses.  Writing has been both natural and a struggle for me of late.  I often find myself thinking of new posts — of words forming sentences that could possibly be a coherent entry here — and then I fall short of actually opening a draft post and nothing is accomplished.

I have been rather busy, though.  I just came from a two week trip home — twofold in that sense, since I went to Manila and visited Bicol, home of the majestic Mount Mayon, and I also spent a few days with bestie Donna down under.

So many stories waiting to be written and told.  I actually am at a loss as to where to begin.  Rather than organize everything in an orderly fashion, I think I have a better chance of getting something done by writing as I always do — spontaneously.
Mayon volcanoWe had arrived with high hopes of capturing this beauty, but there were low lying clouds that obstructed the view.  Believe it or not, the above was taken on a moving plane as we took off for the return flight to Manila.  Yet another story waiting to be written.

It’s now two weeks since I got back, and the jetlag has eased up a bit, but I am still in “Manila” mode.  You know that moment after you return from vacation when you find yourself  drifting off to where you just came back from — and then you are jolted awake from the daydreaming by the realization you are back where you usually are.  Not really a bad place to be for me, but there’s that tiny part in my heart that wishes I could have a day or two or three more.  There’s always that longing to stay, even when you know you really have to get back home.  The real home where work and life awaits.  And so you leave and say your goodbyes.

I just let out an audible sigh.  My own words are getting to me.  Ha!

This trip was different for many reasons, and the new things I learned about myself and my family continue to resonate with me as I find myself moving in my normal again.  I’m typing away, biding my time as I wait for the bus to come, seeing a silhouette of the Empire State Building outside my perch on the 56th floor.  But my heart is 10,000 miles away, thinking how Manila is waking up to a brand new Saturday morn.

It was a good trip.  Although I have a long list of things I had hoped to do and didn’t get to do, my two weeks should stave off the longing for another long break for a couple of months more at least.
CagsawaI’m already planning my next vacation, but at the same time, trying to put this journey and its memories and souvenirs in order.  I haven’t even gone through all the goodies that I am savoring post-Manila and Sydney!

It was good to be in my happy place.   And yes, I long to come back sometime soon — but for now, I have enough memories and happy thoughts to last me until I return.  So I bask in the joy and the bliss of knowing I have my happy place tucked here in my heart.  I have the pictures that will take me there again.  I have the memory of the laughter and the warm hugs and yes, even the not so pleasant memories bring me back to happy eventually.

My heart is full.
The Blue Mountains and the Three Sisters

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.

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1631. USOP, Ablah M.

1632. UY, Gabriel Paulo R.

1633. UY, Jay Albert M.

1634. UY, Joefrey S.

1635. VALAQUIO, Jan Reuell S.

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1655. VELASQUEZ, Jonn Irvin M.

1656. VERANO, Marbien L.

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1662. VILARAY, Mary Jane L.

1663. VILLABEZA, Gennethe Anne R.

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1689. VIOLA, Kyle Omar T.

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1724. ZOSA, Eleanor Joan S.

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My summer thus far

Weeks of silence.

I have  been here and not here.  I just came back from two and a half weeks in Manila which was both long and short at the same time.  If I don’t seem to make sense as you read this post, blame it on the jetlag.

I landed just before midnight on Tuesday and was safely home after 1am the following day.  The trip is long but I’ve been doing this almost yearly the last 15 years.  It isn’t so much the butt ache that the long haul flight is, but more the pre and post heart ache of returning and leaving the land of my birth that makes a bigger impact on me each time.  This is going to be a yearly summer sojourn as the boy prefers to spend his summers with the cousins — foregoing the more festive and shorter trip home over the holidays.  This is already his second summer spent there.  We haven’t even gotten over the Jetlag yet and he is already asking to spend more time in Manila next year.  

Business commitments and projects hanging over his head  made it difficult for the dad to schedule their departure.  He brings the boy down and the deal was for me to bring him back.  Last year, the boy spent seven weeks in Manila, departing right before the Fourth of July holiday just as school ended.  Two weeks with his father and then a two week lull spent with my family and cousins on the other side.  I arrived and spent three weeks with him and my family before we flew home together to New York just in time for the school opening.  This year, we decided to bring him back two weeks before school opens so that he can adjust back more easily.  Four days since we arrived and he and I are still heavily jet lagged and working as if we were still on Manila time.  I’m doing okay– he’s going to be fine.  

My summer has been about two trips across the globe to join and celebrate bestie Donna’s 50th with her family in Fiji and this one in Manila.  I can’t complain.  I usually would be happy with local trips and just one long splurge back home, but the golden year celebration paved the way for the two trips to warmer climes.  It’s not something I’m looking to do every year– but I am happy I gave it the effort to make it happen.  Besides the obvious personal treat to have more sun and fun with people who mean a lot to me, taking these trips are part of a transition to a new world that is taking shape right now.

Trips on the local side are also transforming into something different from the usual family vacations we used to take.  I am hoping to take more solo trips in the future, although my first day visit to Boston is still in the works.  (I am hoping to pull this off by the fall to visit my friend, Doctor Lisa).  One trip at a time.  My ability to travel is changing but not being curtailed, but it is a big adjustment I’m trying to make slowly.

Many years ago at a random hair appointment at a fancy salon in the city, the stylist who did my hair then planted an idea in my head about taking trips on my own.  That isn’t exactly something I had ever considered since moving to NYC in 2000 to start a family, and even when she mentioned it, it wasn’t exactly something that I thought I would ever think of doing.  But that was then.  My world is changing in ways that now make that thought actually appealing and maybe a necessity. and Fiji was the first such trip I took.  

This summer is a summer of firsts in that respect.  To actually be able to think about a vacation without my little guy is a bit of a stretch..and I did it!  I guess knowing bestie Donna was going to be there with her family really helped a lot. 

Even during the trip home, I didn’t go about it as I normally did in previous years.  I didn’t plan for anything specific except that weekends would be saved for the family.  Secondly, I wanted to make a deliberate effort to see people I had many trips ago meant to see but never did for one reason or another. Instead of scheduling meet ups weeks ahead by announcing my arrival, I chose to stay quiet the first four days to maximize time at home, then I sent out the messages.  Some fot responses, and those that were met by silence, I simply dismissed as a result of people just being too busy.  Other friends I waited to say hello, and others I simply just didn’t have the time or resources to meet.  I kept things simple and scheduled from day to day.  I have never really been one to expect a grand asalto, and even coffee or a drink would suffice.  I was deeply touched that my godson and his wife even flew in from Cebu where they are now based to see me.  And friends from way back indulged my simple requests to have my favorite treats.

One thing I had to do this trip was to plan my expenses properly due to budget constraints.  Where I would normally pick up the tab, I had to opt out of for practical reasons.  I even decided to forego my usual craft haul shopping — something that wasn’t really difficult to do, given how I still have a ton of supplies here in New York.  I did look around for local handmade fabric for my sewing projects, but the rains were not much help in getting around.  

All in all, it has been a productive summer for me.  I can even say at this point that I can safely put a dot to the sentence of summer 2016 without feeling like it just passed by uneventfully.  I am still not quite where I had hoped to be in terms of the year-long goals I had, but I have certain obstacles in my way I have no control of.  I’m not sweating it.  I think I did pretty well even, compared to Summers past.  

I’m sort of in between phases in my life which seems to be quite a long winded refrain I keep coming back to— but that’s the truth.  So I have been doing new things and shedding practices of the past, trying to move forward each day.  This summer might yet be unique if only for that– as I hope that I will have crossed fully to the next phase by the time the seasons bring me to this time next year. 

In the meantime, summer is not yet totally over.  Let’s see what happens the next few weeks as we head into fall.

Touchdown Manila

I’ve actually been here a couple of days, just taking things slow and trying to enjoy the down time.  While I was just here in April to attend a wedding, this time it was a spur of the moment decision we had made for Angelo to finally get his long-requested summer stay in Manila.  We had always timed our trips to coincide with the holidays, and that meant arriving for his vacation with a homework packet.  It was understandably a dampener to what would have been a period of fun and relaxation. 

The flight home.  For the first time, I flew our national carrier, Philippine Airlines — and while I had wanted to fly my usual airlines (KoreanAir, Cathay Pacific), I had to adjust to the travel arrangements Angelo already had because he had flown 5weeks before I did.  (Long story short, I didn’t get to choose this flight.)  I had flown PAL many times before domestically, and even as recent as last April when we all hied off to Cebu for that beautiful wedding where I stood as godmother.  I liked that trip, but this last one left much to be desired.

It helped that I had set my expectations low, so I wasn’t surprised that the plane seemed to be old and worn.  I have complete faith in the crews that fly PAL, so I told myself, as long as they get me to Manila, I’m fine.  And get me here, they did.  So I am grateful to the professionalism of the two crews who flew us first to Vancouver, and then the second crew who actually brought us home.

The food was typical PAL, and better than most served on American flights.  My two favorite airlines, though, are favorites, partly because of their inflight dining menu.  Give me the KoreanAir Bibimbap anytime!  (And they do give it at every meal.. which means a two-time serving on a long haul each way.)  I arrived okay — not starving — but we don’t fly for the gastronimic experience.

Yet, all was not lost, and this is the reason I decided to devote a good portion of this post to the flight.  Kudos to the crews that flew on PR127 from New York to Manila via Vancouver on July 31, 2015.  You are the saving grace of this airline.  I got efficient and courteous service (expected), and very generous help when requested.  So forget that the control panel on my armrest kept falling out (no, I did not get electrocuted and it WAS working even if hanging by the wires, literally.), and that there was this tiny screen hanging from certain vantage points on the plane.  Blame it on being spoiled by every other airline I’ve flown in recent years who had individual screens in front of me — whether I was flying state to state or overseas.  (Even Aer Lingus had this!)

Whether I went to the galley to request for a drink, or ask permission to open the porthole by the rear door to snap a picture, I got my answer with a smile.  Even my water was poured with such grace I couldn’t help but wonder if they had practiced that motion during training.  No matter that the menu offering had to be repeated to every person on every row, the question as to your meal of choice was asked with a smile, and without the smirk that made you feel like you were being stupid for asking him something about the meal.  (Meal service, apparently, is not a favorite chore among most flight attendants..)  I wanted to tell them all that they did a good job, but I was busy lugging my luggage down the very narrow passageways and trying to wish the pain in my behind away — grateful I was finally home.

NAIA Terminal 2 – hmmmmmm… All these years, I’ve flown in and out of the same international airport in Manila — and it was an experience I almost dread, but not because of the fact that the airport was really dated.   This particular airport is not a happy place for me except when I arrive — so I have mixed feelings about plopping down into unchartered territory, landing in Terminal 2.

First, there was the immigration line which was always a coin toss between having “long lines” and “VERY long lines”.  I guess I was lucky my flight didn’t arrive with everyone else, so while there was a wait, it wasn’t unbearably long.  A couple of years ago, I got caught during the automation switch of the Bureau of Immigration, and I had to agonize through a two-hour wait with Angelo in tow before we were cleared for the gate.  He was probably 2 or 4 then, so I was actually in line with a young boy on a stroller.  We inched slowly to the front and when I was finally there in front of the Immigration officer, I painfully watched him try to navigate the system.

So you can imagine my surprise when I landed with an older immigration officer who not only processed me with speedy efficiency –but he also rendered courteous and friendly service.  That I am actually raving about it here should prove how impressed I was.  I even sent a direct message to the current Commissioner to make sure that I got the praise recorded officially.. Thank you, Immigration officer Tabao.. Job well done!  We always hear about the “bad eggs” — it’s good to hear about the good ones from time to time..

I walked through the new arrival lanes to the baggage claim area which looked new and promising, until I found myself waiting for my luggage which didn’t come out until after an hour.  Thank God, Immigration sped me through — I had happy memories to keep me preoccupied while I twiddled my thumbs as I lay in wait for the carousel to start showing us bags.  I got to meet an OFW from Vancouver who was hoping his luggage would come out before his wife’s flight from Hong Kong arrived.  (I think he beat her arrival by a few minutes.)  I met a nun who was home for the first time in 15 years, but sadly, to attend her brother’s funeral.  We spoke to each other quite a bit and had a few laughs, and then I saw one of my bags appear and I excused myself.  (Second and third bags appeared almost a half hour later.)  I would’ve met more but my brother started pinging me he was near.. where will he get me?  I suddenly missed the lettered zone in the old airport.

I found the “Bays” and let him know where I was.  (very short spans, though.)  I got into his car and his first concern was whether or not I was hungry — and thanks to the Chicken Tocino from PAL, I was good.. I didn’t realize that the trek home to San Juan would take 3 — YES, THREE – hours.. so you can imagine, I was famished by the time I got home and gave everyone else a hug.  I knew I was back in Manila — traffic and all.

No matter what the hassles and how my behind kept reminding me throughout the trip how long a journey it was, I am always happy to be home with friends and family.  And as they say now, it’s always more fun in the Philippines!


Is the weekend really over?  The next long weekend we are looking forward to is not for another couple of weeks, but I have better things coming up like  a trip to Manila to pick up my son before the next holiday.

But I’m getting ahead of myself here.

I have been focusing on moving forward and have been taking care of “me”.  With my little guy back in Manila, it has been easier to focus on taking care of the one who takes care of him most of the time.  I’m finally able to concentrate on the things that I usually gloss over, or those things that have to “wait” when I have to worry about dinner or homework or giving in to having him sit on my lap.  Instead of focusing on “‘Me” time after 10pm or so, I’ve devoted a whole weekend to doing just that.  And while I do miss my son, I have enjoyed the “alone” time.

I have been sorting through things and trying to discard what needs to be thrown away, and further sorting through the things I want to keep.  And I’ve also been packing.  I have seen things I had forgotten I had — not just craft supplies but mementos that are now being tucked into a box for safekeeping.

I end my weekend feeling grateful.

…for the flowers blooming all around me.  One thing I truly enjoy about summer is that all the blooms come to life in seeming shifts.  The tulips may be gone but the hydrangeas in their pretty colors are here to stay.  I even have a bunch all dried and yet still lovely in a small vase on my ledge at work.  They color our lives in a different way — and I have always loved how they remind us that life goes on and on and on.

…for sunny days.  Yes, even the ones that start out dark and grey with some rain.  It’s been a glorious weekend celebrating freedom and we have been blessed with sunshine.

…for summer.  This is really my time of the year.  No matter how punishing the heat may be, I love this season and all the energy it brings.  Everything comes to life — the trees that are bare in the winter are heavy with their greens.  You find yourself taking the time to walk a little slower to look up at the blue skies.  It’s not too cold to stop and sit in the park.  You can actually enjoy the outdoors even if you’re not outdoorsy like me.
#ThisIsMyCity #NYC #mynewyork #mynyc #manhattan #fifthavenue #Myny #mynyc
…looking forward to Manila.  I had a good trip home last April — short as that was.  I usually stay 3 weeks but managed only 2 1/2 weeks then.  It will even be shorter this time around because I’m really going home just to pick up Angelo and bring him home.

He had been requesting to spend summer there because that would mean a longer stay, and no homework for a change.  He has refused to go to summer camp the last year or two, so I thought it wasn’t that bad an idea to give in this year.  I can never go home too often with my entire family still there.  Just spending time with my Mom is incentive enough.

#JeepneyStories ; #BiyahengDivisoria .. #missingManila yet again and thinking of all the sights and sounds that make those of #FifthAvenue and #ChampsElysees but a squeak. This is how we do it in #Manila and this #NewYorker wants to go #home. #jeepney #pu
…for dessert.  I have an insatiable sweet tooth.  And I find it sad that though we all eat as a matter of necessity, the surge in health consciousness has caused this part of the meal to be shunned and treated as optional.  The way I look at it, that’s much too much of a deprivation and I’d rather skip the main course if it would allow me to indulge.  Life is too short, everyone says.  Some things I just can’t do without, and dessert is one of them.

Yay for butter pecan ice cream, the yummy milk or white chocolate wafer-thin slice (which I would much prefer over truffles but they are most welcome, too..), the Bailey’s double on the rocks I want to nurse through the end notes of a conversation after a good meal.  And dessert is best shared with another– like this light but still decadent Il Floutille from the 4th of July brunch with my dear friend, Peter, at A.O.C. New York.  I make a mean Leche flan myself which girlfriend Mily will swear by..
I think of all these things and I can’t help but smile and feel so lucky to be at this place where no matter how crazy life may get, I know I am blessed with so much. So tell me .. what are you grateful for?

Milestones and moving on

Milestones and moving on

I started writing this Saturday morning but never got to finish it until the whole day ended and moved on to Sunday.  It was a jampacked half of the weekend which didn’t turn out as bad as I was afraid it will be. My little guy just graduated from fifth grade (yay!) and had a graduation party at a bounce place.  It was quite the no-frills celebration which only required a reservation and invitations a couple of weeks ago. Unlike his first two parties at this bounce venue, I didn’t have to worry about giveaways or hitting the minimum this time around.  We hit it well before today but way after the deadline.  (Note to parents out there: Please put yourselves in the shoes of the parent waiting for you to confirm your child’s attendance.  It CAN be nerve-wracking thinking the party might turn out to be a dud so please meet the RSVP deadline promptly.)

I also had to get him ready for a long vacation in Manila.  Father and son go first and I pick him up on the tail end.  I’ve been to Manila this year so the trip isn’t really for me.  I just think it’s time we gave him what he’s always been asking for — a homework-free, longer stay with his cousins.  Forget that it isn’t summer in the Philippine right now, so they’re all going to school.  As long as he doesn’t get a homework packet like he normally does when we leave at Christmas time (because we take him out a week or so before school officially ends for the holidays), he can look forward to just bumming around and enjoying his parents’ land of birth.

He’s grown so much that I am good with having him away THAT long.  I think with all that’s been happening on this end, we can both use a little break and time to grow and shift gears.  And when he returns for middle school, we will both be ready to move on.

We’ve gone on so many trips and with only one guy tagging along, I think I’ve got packing down to a science.  The only difference is I won’t be there, but I’m not worried because after his Dad returns to New York after the first two weeks, he will be with my brother and his family, my sister and other brother and mom.  Being an only son, they are the family he looks to for his ‘brother’ and ‘sisters’.  There he is a younger sibling with an “Ate Julia” and “Kuya Angel” to two others.  (“Ate” and “Kuya” are terms of respect for older relations, the former being feminine, and the latter, masculine.)  I am hoping he can pick up some Tagalog, and I’m tasking my sister who used to be a teacher to teach him cursive.  (Don’t get me started on that one!)

Medication (mostly first aid) ready.  Ear thermometer which is as old as he is, packed with the extra plastic covers.  Ointments?  Butt cream?  (Ewe…. hey, we need to be ready for ANY eventuality..)  Wipes?  they can get them there.. Dramamine?  (His dad’s taking care of that.)  He’s refusing to bring his seasick bands which is him growing up, I guess.  (I will pack them anyway.)  Snacks?  I think I have that covered.

It doesn’t help that my little guy is the pickiest of eaters, but I’m hoping that his newfound curiosity about food will make him more adventurous.  He is asking more and more what it is that I am eating, although he isn’t quite as brave to try it as often as I wish he would.  But at least the curiosity is there.. baby steps, I tell myself.

Saying goodbye was not quite as run-of-the-mill like most of our partings.  I knew he was holding back the tears, but the big boy that he now is, he just kept the hugs short enough to make it meaningful without giving the tears a chance to make the appearance.  My boy is growing up indeed… sometimes it’s hard for a mother to keep up, but we eventually catch up.

Misty Monday

I actually have a monicker that’s shoe-related somewhere, and the number one question I get asked when people find out I’m Filipina is how many shoes I have.. I will proudly say not as many as the infamous Imelda, but just enough.  Unlike my Starbucks mugs and postcards, there’s no shoe collection to speak of.  However, I am a good shopper, so a “Buy-One-Get-One-Half-Off” deal on rain boots at a boutique near me saw me getting 2 pairs. One was a short pair, and the other the usual tall ones.

#HappyFeet this #rainy day in #NYC. #rainboots #shoelove #shoes #boots #readyfortherain #cuteshoes
I picked them in a funky floral print and a lace mock up, and I’m quite happy with my purchase.  So my feet will be well dressed and dry as the rains come.  Like today.  $42 for both and I even got a free item — I chose a pair of practical flip flops.


#FoggyNYC #nofilter #cantseeathing #mynyc #myny #NewYorkCity

Monday wasn’t meant to be a sunny day and it was obvious from the start.  It was wet outside (hence, the raingear), and temperatures have dropped yet again.  (Our heat is on, for one. =(..)  I know, I shouldn’t be complaining.  But we expect April showers and it’s June.  Almost summer, imagine?

So what do I do on days like this?  I wear my rainboots, of course.  Dress in the proper coat (pink raincoat to the rescue) and just brave the elements.  The rain was pervasive but mild.  We don’t really get mist in the Philippines.  Like I kiddingly tell the people who ask me about seasons back home, we only have the wet and dry seasons.  No spring, no fall and no winter.  It’s summer or it’s not.

Like snow, there is a certain magic to the mist.  You don’t see it but feel it falling gently on your skin.  There are times when it falls strong enough for you to feel wet enough to whip out the umbrella, but there are times when you will just let it fall and put your face up to the wind.

In a naughty mood, I had texted a friend earlier if he could make the rain stop.  His curt yet hilarious reply: “I can’t make anything happen these days.  However, I spoke briefly to the rain department who said that I should stop calling them.”  I literally laughed out loud, while on the phone, upon reading his quip.

It was misty when I stepped out for a quick coffee and hug from a dear old friend from college who popped up from Connecticut.  I suddenly get a message he was at the consulate, five blocks away.  It had been a while since we last saw each other — so I grabbed the chance to catch up.  Those chance meetings — unplanned, though they may be — turn out to be the things that make one’s day on a misty Monday like yesterday bearable.  And don’t forget about the rain department!

Tuesday sees us with similar weather, but I can hear the birds chirping outside.  That can only mean that it hasn’t been as bad.  Not quite as windy (hopefully), and maybe, the sun will wake up from it’s slumber and stretch out even for a bit.  We’re not even hitting 60 today, temperature-wise, and that IS cold.  I guess it’s a day for coats, and maybe a decent pair of warm leggings.

This is the way we live here in New York.  Makes me miss the heat and humidity that everyone hates about Manila.. If you guys only knew..

Just Fab

This blog post has been in my draft folder for over two weeks now, and is still a work in progress.   It hasn’t been for lack of trying because I have been working on it all this time.  I guess it’s just that my thoughts (and my world) are in flux and I’m just riding it out.

I haven’t been here because I’ve been preoccupied by life in general.  I’m not too happy that I’ve slacked off writing here yet again, but not even having access to posting on just about every handheld or hardware I have has helped. I had been planning on writing about half a dozen topics before, on and after hitting my 49th birthday, but sometimes things just don’t go as planned.  Maybe it’s the age — but when that happens, I simply let go.  (It’s just a blog — I’ll live if I don’t get to document what has happened in my otherwise staid existence.  Ha!)

For one thing, I have been in Manila (and other parts of the Philippines) the last two weeks.  I have been active on Instagram, and even Twitter, so I have not been completely absent.  My art journal / altered book has likewise suffered from making do with weekly snippets (which doesn’t make for much journaling), but I’m trying to keep up.  On the whole, life has just been fabulous the last couple of weeks, even if it has not been without its challenges.  I think I’ve been luckier than most in many respects and I couldn’t be happier.
#JeepneyStories: #GothamChickinCebu #sightseeinginCebu #publictransportation #cebu #jeepney #kingoftheroad #itsGoodToBeHome #itsalwaysfuninthePhilippines
The trip home, as always, was too short.  It was even shorter this time because I couldn’t do the usual three week vacation.  I had come home for a wedding and planned family outings around it in the two weeks and two days I managed to carve out for this trip.  I tried to focus on enjoying my immediate family instead of going out everyday.  We did a lot of firsts which made it even more memorable.

But before that, I turned 49.  (Cue balloons and confetti falling from the ceiling..).  My little guy and I had a birthday dinner and I got the most precious gift ever with a series of posters, starting with something taped to our front door, all the way to the top of the stairs and finally, a poster which said:
@angelogon2004 : Best birthday greeting Ever! #motherhood #Angelo #birthdaygreeting #priceless #asonslove #forever #mothersandson #YouMakeItAllWorthIt #grateful #myworld
Speechless.   While most people dread the coming of birthdays after the big four-oh, I’ve never been more comfortable in my own skin than I am now.  I like how I look and feel and I know that I am in transition to something better.  I find myself looking forward to doing more and accomplishing even more in the immediate future.  Instead of looking at advancing in age as an impediment or obstacle, I have come to see it as a means to spring forward with a renewed sense of purpose.

I think I have arrived at this point with a self-assurance that has helped me to  handle life’s surprises a little better.  The last year or two have been very challenging but even I have surprised myself at how I had managed to stay afloat in the fray.  I have learned many lessons along the way, and have found myself being humbled over and over again.  Yet looking back from where I am right now, I have to say I have been truly blessed.

Good things do come out of the bad that come into our lives.  Perhaps it was just the old headstrong, outspoken me — but I may have offended someone I thanked for messing things up, for the good that experience later brought into my life. I guess there was no tactful way of saying it that wouldn’t have made that person take offense, but that was a heartfelt thanks despite the fact that it may have seemed sarcastic.

There are many good things in my life right now which I wouldn’t have even bothered to consider had things not gotten so terribly wrong in the recent past.  I know it might seem like a hard sell of the cliches that allude to how there is always something good in everything, no matter how bad things may get.  And yet at the end of the day, after the dust has settled, I choose to look on the positive despite the pain.  It actually has helped me to deal with the loss and the hurt better. It helped me to let go of the bitterness.  It helped me to move forward.  And that wouldn’t have been possible without the preceding bad turns that came my way — and I have to recognize that for what it truly is.

Fabulous is a good word to describe the way I look at life these days.  I am still on that journey to happy, but I know I’m getting there.  I try to find the things that are worth remembering — zeroing in on the happy thoughts.  I try to focus on the positive instead of the bad things, the reasons to smile instead of worry or feel hurt.

There are many people who have come into and gone out of my life and there seems to be a constant stream of that these days.  I have gotten past hanging on and chasing people — so I have found a comfortable space where I am and I just sit and welcome those who decide to say hello, and say a non-bitter goodbye to those who have to go.  Again, it must be age.  I relish those who choose to share their lives with me in whatever shape or form.  And with the same token, I let go of those who find themselves walking past, or leaving after sitting down for a chat.

Even those who I wish would stay, I no longer try to hold back.  If they choose to stay a while, I will be grateful.  But if they find that they need to move on or if they change their minds, then I thank them for what time and part of themselves they had shared with me and I let go.

I’ve come to believe that everyone we encounter has a reason for having walked into our lives.  It’s up to us to recognize that for what it is.  And as much as we would want things to turn out the way we want them to, there are things beyond our control.

So I stick with the “fab”.

Monday Musings: of Milestones and looking ahead

It’s another Monday and while it’s warmer in New York, it was a tad wet in the morning.  The day gave in to sunshine eventually and I think Spring finally got here!

I usually write my Monday Musings Sunday evening, but the day just got away from me.  So let’s give it a try as I chase after the clock with minutes to Tuesday.

Happy 75th Birthday, Mama.. I don't normally post pictures of myself here, but this is one of those occasions I will in paying tribute to the woman who molded me into the #mother I am now.  Taken December 2013 when I was home last.  Can't wait to see youHappy Birthday, Mama!  Like I posted on Instagram, I don’t usually post pictures of myself here — even if I do have the profile pic in that corner and this corner on the other blog.  That might change in the coming months, but I still do it with a lot of reluctance.  That’s my mom and I from December 2013 when I was with her last.  It’s been more than a year, and a homecoming is overdue.

While I’m missing her birthday, I do expect to celebrate when I get there — not just her birthday but mine, my brother’s (on April 7) and my bestfriend, Jonathan (April 4), as well as my sister-in-law.  (April 18).

But today is the 75th birthday of my beloved Mom.. to her I owe much of who I am today.  She continues to be a pillar of strength for me not just as  a daughter, but more importantly, as a mother.  I can only pray for more years with her — more so at this time when I need my mother’s loving care.  Even when she had reason to judge, she withheld judgment and simply told me the decision was mine to make.  And time and again, she has reminded me, I always have a place at her table, a room in her home, wherever that may be.  I love you, Mama.

Can’t wait to see you in just a few weeks and truly celebrate this milestone with the rest of your brood.

And speaking of birthdays..

I’m preparing for a better and happier birthday celebration as the Pinay New Yorker turns 49 in a couple of days.  Yes, I’m old.  But I’m happy I’m where I am right now.  I know it’s taking a step backwards saying last year was the worst birthday ever and anything a notch above would be a whole lot better — but I’m looking forward to nicer things and a better celebration this year.  Even if it means celebrating it with me, myself and I.

I’m busy picking a gift to myself.  Nothing fancy.  Just a little perk that will help make the day special.  I would’ve loved to watch Billy Joel on April 3, but like I had written, tickets ran out!  I’ve been making do with blasting his music on my iPhone instead.  (Not quite as good, but it IS still him singing.

I haven’t quite planned the day yet — I have to be at work — but it will be a birthday week yet.

Spring is finally here.  Just when I was about ready to get more of my winter coats cleaned — not to be put away but for extended use — we got a pretty nice day that seemed to give a good preview of spring being just around the corner.  I’m not holding my breath about winter finally going, though.  There were winters when the bigger storms still hit us in April.  Hopefully not.

#thankYOU .. For joining me on my journey to "happy".  #JourneyToHappy #thankful #newsensation #grateful #countingmyblessings #movingonAnd the Project might finally get off the ground.  It’s been stalled by life in general (and that thing called “work”).. I’ve been working on my pieced flowers again and hope to start with the actual postcards when I get back from Manila in May.

I’ve been focusing on this “Journey to Happy” which I’ve referenced in many of the projects I’m doing or have done, as well as my web presence.  It’s a reminder to myself to keep going and to keep doing things to finally bring me to that state of “Happy.”

Here’s to a great week ahead with a little bit of rain but warmer temperatures.  Another year for my mom — and a productive week for us all.