Housewarming of Alumni Office

Having a house calls for a housewarming. According to dictionaries online, housewarming is a celebration of the occupancy of a new home, a party to celebrate moving into a new home, or a party to celebrate the taking possession of a house or premises. Our home in our dear alma mater, Canda National High School, is now ready to be occupied after one year. And this called for a housewarming!

Taken literally, the house needed warmth because it was cold for not being occupied for more than one year since its construction in May 2014 (roof and walls only). The second part of the construction that included finishing the walls and cementing the floor was on January 2015. Last month, July 2015, the door and the steel windows were fixed. Lastly, the electrical wirings and lightings were furnished.

The housewarming for our Alumni Office was conducted today, August 4, 2015 (Tuesday). We have prepared in advance for this event by cleaning the office and fixing the bulletin board. I have sent out the invitations to the teachers who are alumni of Canda NHS, the School-based Management Coordinator, the principal, and the key officers of Canda NHS Alumni Association.

And the day came. At 3:30 pm, all the invited people came one by one. Mr. Bryan Tolentino, the president, arrived early. Then, the teacher alumni came one by one. It seemed like a happy reunion since we were always busy in school and we rarely had chances of meeting like this.

When everyone was ready, Mr. President started the meeting by expressing his gratitude for the support extended to the construction of the Alumni Office. He also emphasized that the office would be a venue for meetings and affairs of the Alumni Association as well as a house for memorabilia regarding alumni. Lastly, he also mentioned future plans and goals for the group.

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Afterwards, as the treasurer of the organization, I presented the financial statement of the organization and the construction of the Alumni Office.

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Here it is:

Financial Statement

of the Construction of the Alumni Office

As of August 4, 2015

A. Alumni Homecoming Fund                                                                         P36,160.00

Total Alumni Homecoming Fund:     P48,920.00

25% – P12,230.00 Donated to School Purchase

1%   – P     530.00 Bank Deposit

74% – P36,160.00 for Alumni Office

B. Alumni Fund c/o Ana Arandia and Michael Magkalas                                     1,300.00

C. Solicitations from Alumni                                                                               18,220.00

In Kind (1 truck of sand from Coun. Pido Joven c/o Marion

Steel Windows from Ace Tolentino c/o Bryan)                                    _________

TOTAL FUND                                                                                                   P 55,680.00

D. Less: Expenses

Construction of Wall/Roof – May 2014                                 P55,661.00

Finishing of Wall and Concreting of Floor – Jan. 2015           13,970.00

Re-sizing of Steel Windows – July 2015                                     1,500.00

Electrical Wirings – July 2015                                                       942.00

TOTAL EXPENSES                                                                                          P72,073.00

                                                                                                                       – P16,393.00

E. Balances

Construction Materials – May 2014                                       P6,951.00

Labor – January 2015                                                              7,000.00

Labor for Resizing of Steel Windows                                       1,500.00

Electrical Wirings & Repair                                                          942.00

TOTAL BALANCES                                                                                             – P16,393.00

The Alumni Office was a collaborative project made possible by all the support extended by the alumni of Canda NHS. This is our “home”, our Bahay-Alumni. All graduates of Canda NHS are welcome to visit and drop by the office when you visit our school. And of course, all alumni are also enjoined to help furnish our office. Based on the financial statement, there is still a big amount to settle. And as you can see in the photos, the office still needs to be painted and furnished with ceiling. Furniture like sala set, even old but still functional, may be donated. The office also needs a comfort room and a kitchen (sink, utensils, etc.) for future gatherings like this and to entertain alumni who visit our school. For this objective, the teacher alumni and officers were given envelopes for solicitations:

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After the formal meeting and presentation of the financial statement, the second part of the program started, and that is “warming” our stomach with hot sopas with boiled egg. Yehey! Plus a cake that is beautifully decorated.

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Now, the office is warm. Well, not literally, but in spirit, it is. Because we all care for our Bahay-Alumni.

We hope to see you all Canda NHS alumni in our “home” soon! Everyone is welcome to visit! Keep in touch for updates for the next activities and schedule of homecoming!

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Jef Anog, Dubai Fashion Photographer

Mahigit nang 10 taon ang pagkakaibigan namin ni Jef Anog. Nakilala ko siya dito sa paaralan noong sembreak ng SY 2004-2005 (first year ako sa Lucban). Malapit siya kay Sir Ronnie at dahil isa rin ako sa mga mag-aaral na ‘alagad’ niya, naging madali ang pagkakalapit namin bilang magkaibigan. ‘Nung grumaduate siya nung Marso 2005, alam ko rin ang mga karanasan niya bago siya nakapasok sa SLPC pa noon sa Lucban. Kami namang mga alumni ng Canda NHS sa Lucban ay nagkakaroon ng pagsasama-sama noon kaya higit pa kaming naging close bilang mag-ate. Noong 2007, nang si Daryl Jean ay rumampa para sa Mr. and Ms. Canda NHS, siya ang isa sa mga hosts. Nung summer na ‘yun, naging daan naman si Kuya Mac para lalo pa kaming maging close nang magsimula na ang barkadahan after ni DJ lumaban sa beauty contest sa simbahan.

Mula noon, napansin ko na ang kakaibang talento ni Japoy. Tagahanga ako ‘nyan sa teatro. Mahusay umarte, malalim ang pinaghuhugutan. Naging Best Actor pa ‘yan sa inter-college play competition noong 2006 (1st place kami dun, 2nd place ang grupo nila). Pinanood ko din siya sa mga laban niya sa G. Quezon Turismo noong 2006 ata yun at ang kanyang mga pinagbidahan na mga play sa Tayabas. Mahusay, mahusay talagang bata itong si Jef. Nagawa niya ang lahat ng raket sa pagmomodelo at pag-arte habang siya ay nag-aaral ng Accountancy. 2009 nang matapos niya ang kurso at naalala kong nasa Kamay ni Hesus siya nang mga 1 at 1/2 taon.

Pagkatapos, bigla na lang siyang nawala sa sirkulasyon ko, walang communication. Then, bigla na lang nakita ko ang profile niya dito sa FB nang bandang August 2011. Isa na siyang photographer sa Dubai habang nagtatrabaho din bilang Accountant. Take note, mahusay na photographer, sikat sa UAE. Nakakataba ng puso na makita ang kanyang mga achievements online (Visit ‘nyo websites nya, http://www.jefanog.com/ at http://www.mycube3.com/).

Nakakapagshoot na siya ng mga works ng mga sikat na designers na sina Michael Cinco, Ezra Santos at Leo Almodal. Malupit talaga ang mga anggulo niya, mamangha ka sa husay niyang kumuha ng litrato. Ibang klase talaga. Sa mahigit limang taon na fashion photographer siya, nakilala na rin siya sa labas ng UAE. May mga features na rin siya sa magazines at ang mga shoot niya ay cover page sa mga magazines abot na sa Czech Republic. Well-travelled na din dahil galugad na pati Europe. Pati Asian magazines kinukuha na din siya para magphotoshoot! Ahon ka na talaga Jef!

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Photo courtesy of Jef Anog himself. (Guwapo ng kapatid ko eh.)

Help Build the Alumni Office

Calling all alumni of Canda National High School, let us help build the Alumni Office which is now under construction. But because of the very small budget, the construction could not continue.

The budget for the construction was collected through the donations and contributions last Grand Alumni Homecoming on December 30, 2013. The total budget collected amounted to P48,920.00. 25% or P12,230.00 was donated to the school for improvement of facilities and land purchase. The 50% or P24,460.00 of the said budget was agreed to be used to construct the Alumni Office during the turnover and meeting last April 14, 2014 by the outgoing officers headed by Mr. Michael R. Magkalas and the incoming officers led by Mr. Bryan P. Tolentino. The remaining 25% is still deposited in the joint account of Mr. Tolentino and Ms. Donna Regulto (Treasurer).

Here are some photos of the partially constructed office:

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For your donations, you can contact the following:

Bryan Tolentino, President (ABC Store, Canda, Sariaya, Quezon, 0928-707-0638)

Donna Regulto, Treasurer (Canda NHS, 0946-579-7848)

Albert Sarmiento, Alumni Coordinator (Canda NHS)

 

Or, you may directly deposit it to the following accounts:

1. BDO SM City Lucena Savings Account No. 001820505551

Ana D. Arandia and Michael R. Magkalas

2. QCRB Sariaya Savings Account 11-015185-04

Bryan P. Tolentino and Donna C. Regulto

 

The Alumni Office shall be the receiving area for the alumni who pay visit to our dear alma mater. This will also hold records of the association and previous alumni homecoming. This office shall also the meeting place of the officers and honorary members of the Canda NHS Alumni Association.

Help build the Alumni Office to make it functional as soon as possible. We’ll be very glad to hear from you soon! God bless us all!