UP Prep holds ‘When I’m 64,’ Reunion

News & Features Mar 9, 2018 at 3:32 pm
Official 64th anniversary reunion poster of UP Prep.

Official 64th anniversary reunion poster of UP Prep.

The University of the Philippines Preparatory School (UP Prep) celebrated its 64th Anniversary with the theme, ‘When I’m 64.’

On the night of the big event on Feb. 17, 2018, held at Wack Wack Golf and Country Club in Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Master of Ceremonies Mabini EQ Pablo opened the program by welcoming all attending Prepians and guests with his characteristic aplomb.

“It has been four long years since the last Grand Reunion of the best and brightest from undisputably the best high school in the country. As before, tonight will once again be a celebration of this shared heritage of ours; a night of fun, of laughter, of reminiscing, of catching up with one another,” Pablo announced.

The program featured “special presentations by school-grown talents, including a poetry reading, a comedy dance number, a classic tango, songs with original lyrics ad a medley of the rockin’ sixties songs,” Pablo reports from an FB post.

Three bands provided the music throughout the night:- the MC6 Band led by Joey Mundo, UP Prep ‘66, and Mike Pedero, UP Prep ‘67, the Walking Shadows Band; and the Reyes Brothers Band, headed by Camilo Reyes (Prep ’65).

UP Prep 65 dinner party hosted by Ruth Ramos Flores, (front, seated, from right) and ‘barkada,’ one of many mini reunions by each graduating class.

UP Prep 65 dinner party hosted by Ruth Ramos Flores, (front, seated, from right) and ‘barkada,’ one of many mini reunions by each graduating class.

‘The Supremes,’ (65), from left:  Felice Prudente Sta. Maria,  Girlie Esguerra de Leon, Ella Fuentes Dimalanta and Linglingay Fonacier Lacanlale

‘The Supremes,’ (65), from left:
Felice Prudente Sta. Maria, Girlie Esguerra de Leon, Ella Fuentes Dimalanta and Linglingay Fonacier Lacanlale

Rowena Morales (69) (left), one of the organizers of ‘When I’m 64’ party, and colleagues. Morales is one of the coordinators of the  souvenir book of alumni literary writings,  ‘Prepositions: Life Journeys by U.P. Prepians’

Rowena Morales (69) (left), one of the organizers of ‘When I’m 64’ party, and colleagues.
Morales is one of the coordinators of the
souvenir book of alumni literary writings,
‘Prepositions: Life Journeys by U.P. Prepians’

Mabini EQ Pablo (66) as Master of Ceremonies of the ‘When I’m 64’ party night.

Mabini EQ Pablo (66) as Master of Ceremonies of the ‘When I’m 64’ party night.


Photos by UP Prep reunion attendees