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IMHC Class ‘61 holds reunion in Chino Hills

IMHC Class ‘61 Reunion: The “Golden Girls”, all members of high school Class 1961 of the Immaculate Heart of Mary College in Manila, gather together for the first time after graduation 52 years ago during a mini reunion held in Los Angeles, California. Photo was taken during the group’s reunion dinner hosted by Aimee Ortega-Belmonte at her residence at Chino Hills, CA. They are (from left) Angie Dingcong-Syphax, Zeny Hortaleza-Martinez, Marissa Gomez-Rodriguez, Estela Nera-Quaglia, Jojie Fernandez-Padlan, Yet Carandang-Maralit, Myrna Mata-Leon, Francis McCann-Gallego, Doris Cruz-Esperanza and the host.

IMHC Class ‘61 Reunion: The “Golden Girls”, all members of high school Class 1961 of the Immaculate Heart of Mary College in Manila, gather together for the first time after graduation 52 years ago during a mini reunion held in Los Angeles, California. Photo was taken during the group’s reunion dinner hosted by Aimee Ortega-Belmonte at her residence at Chino Hills, CA. They are (from left) Angie Dingcong-Syphax, Zeny Hortaleza-Martinez, Marissa Gomez-Rodriguez, Estela Nera-Quaglia, Jojie Fernandez-Padlan, Yet Carandang-Maralit, Myrna Mata-Leon, Francis McCann-Gallego, Doris Cruz-Esperanza and the host.

The “Golden Girls,” all members of  high school Class 1961 of the Immaculate Heart of Mary College in Aurora Boulevard, Manila held their mini reunion on October  23-27, in Los Angeles, California.

Ten members of the class, all based in the United States and Australia,  met for the first time since they graduated from  the IMHC some 50 years ago and spent their five days together reminiscing their high school memories. The group also went to Las Vegas for a three-day sightseeing trip.

Those who attended the reunion were Marietta ‘Mayet’ Carandang-Maralit, Baltimore, Maryland; Angelita ‘Angie’ Dingcong-Syphax, Silver Spring, MD; Imelda ‘Aimee’ Ortega-Belmonte, Chino Hills, CA;  Josephine ‘Jojie’ Fernandez-Padlan, West Covina, CA; Marissa ‘Marisse’ Gomez-Rodriguez, Cerritos, CA; Adoracion ‘Dory’ Cruz-Esperenza, San Francisco, CA; Myrna Mata-Leon, New York; Frances McCann-Gallego, Las Vegas, Nevada; Zenaida ‘Zeny’ Hortaleza-Martinez, Las Vegas; and Estela Nera-Quaglia, Australia;

A dinner hosted by Belmonte at her residence at Chino Hills capped the group’s reunion activities.

To further enliven the affair, the members recounted their fond memories in high school and brought their high school, college and family pictures and other mementos to share with the group.

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