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Madrasto Jr. Benjamin P. Location: Manila,
Philippines. Occupation: E-mail:
Manahan Joselito R. Location: Los Angeles, California, USA.
Occupation: Attorney at Law (Immigration & Real Estate Law). May he rest in
peace in heaven. Jan. 15, 2015.
Just before leaving us, he wrote this beautiful poem about spending his last
Christmas From a Wheelchair
For the first time in my life and probably the last
I am enjoying Christmas festivities from a different stance
The carols seem more jolly and meaningful than ever before
The lights are brighter and more mesmerizing than I recall
And the season seems to bring more a promise of serenity and hope.
My days are numbered and I do not mind
As I cherish every moment as though it is my last
I savor the scent of roses , the laughter of my grandchildren
The stories which I've heard my mother tell so many times before
And jokes by my wife and sons to keep my spirits up.
I do not dread death as some do
I have helped myriads in their times of need
And made this world a better place to live
If it is God's will that I must now go
I say farewell and best wishes to all of you.
and his final e-mail to me:
Thank you for your kind words.
About 3 weeks ago, my oncologist at Cedars Sinai gave me the worst news. My
chemo treatments are not working
and it's best I spend my remaining days with my family.. I went to UCLA
Hospital and City of Hope for 2nd
and 3rd opinions. Unfortunately, the prognosis is the same.
My cancer started from the colon and it spread to the lymph nodes, liver,
lung.bones and brain. I've had surgery,
radiation and chemo.
I am at peace and have accepted my fate.
It's been an honor to know you and our former classmates.
and my final message to him:
Our prayers may not be enough to turn around your situation but as I read once
again your feature page, you mentioned that you prayed to Santa Maria Magiore
in Rome where you witness the miracle that brought you to where you are now.
As long as life hangs on continue to be hopeful and perhaps miracles do happen
the second time around. Whichever way it ends, you had a very full and
Hang on my dear friend.
From: Freddie Duran
It is always a wake up call when one of our classmates depart. Joe's life is
certainly one of determination and was well-lived, worthy of emulation. It makes
one proud to have been his schoolmate. He has gone ahead of us, and we hope we
can again with him in the afterlife. ..
Mangahas Rene C.
Manlapaz Enrico L. Location: Antipolo City, Philippines. May he rest
in peace in heaven. April 2012.
I was hoping to visit Rico @ his art gallery this summer. I remember him as
a gentleman, with a good eye and a good hand @ drawing. We used to hang around
w/him & Jojo Gatbonton @ the old grandstand in Mendiola. May his soul rest in
peace, Amen. By: Art (Dundee) Clarito.
I remember Rico as a quiet brainy guy who lives behind their printing press
along Espana. Wala siyang ere.... Goodbye, Rico.. Rest in Peace.. By:
Yes, Rico was an artist. I would always look up to him
being an arts enthusiast myself then. I think we were together in the Art Club
of Mr. Alconaba, our Arts Professor in High School then.He would be surely
engaged to do the art works for school projects then. By:
I remember him as a very serious guy but always wearing that smiling face.
Too bad we did not have a chance to know he was sick and even visit him...must
be the reason why his email address/account has been bouncing. By:
I'm sorry to hear the lost of our Rico Manlapaz, a gentleman, an
artist. I remember the times we used to to take the JD bus home when we were
still in grade 4 under Mr. Laoingco. He was already a gentleman then when he
gave his seat to not an elderly lady even when he was only in grade four. He
lived nearby "The Saint" along Espana Ext.
I'm not sure if I have eyes for Arts but I am sure his works are really
works of art when I visited to see them at the the gallery, Gate Way,
We will all miss him in this world but on the other side of me, I'm happy
because our Rico has already graduated from this world to the next life. We
are not citizens of this world but citizens of the next life. As what Mr.
Sympatico said, "Be careful of what you plant today, it will determine what
you will reap later."
By: Tony Resultan.
Marino Augusto S. Location: Manila, Philippines. Occupation: Tai Chi
Marty Luis G. Location: Spain. Occupation: E-mail:
Medina Jr. Francisco V.
Medina Rodolfo M.
Melgazo Manuel M. Location: Quezon City, Philippines. Occupation: w/
NGO. E-mail: email@example.com
Mendoza Rogelio G.
Montenegro Arnulfo S. May he rest in peace in heaven. May 2012
From Ramon Yatco,
Mesoza Rodolfo M. May he rest in peace in heaven.
Boyong Vergara: Ody was a very private, quiet lad. He was never one for soirees,
kolehiyalas, proms and balls. He would rather hang out with his barkadas. He was
very street smart. "We'll miss you old buddy, rest dear friend."
Mukhey Manuhar T.
Location: Mumbai, India. E-mail:
Nasol Ruben D. Location: San Jose, California,
USA. Occupation: Circulation Manager, Trader Publishing Co.; Registered Tax
Preparer, State of California; Licensed Life Insurance Agent, CA. E-mail:
Navarra Jr. Jose E. Location: Occupation: E-mail:
Navarro Ricardo G.
Ngkaion Willis S. Location: Primm, Nevada, USA. Occupation: connected
w/ Buffalo Bills Hotel & Casino. E-mail:
Nicolas Jesus D. (Sonny). Location: Manila,
Philippines. Occupation: President, Philippine Ink Inc.; musician, Jazz Artist,
Rockin Revival Band. Departed for heaven, March 27, 2014. May he rest in peace
Fr: Carlo A.
Sonny is one great guy I will never forget. Aside from being a
musician, his voice depicts the legendary Jose Feliciano. We will miss your
singing and your band, The Rockin Revival. God Speed.
Fr: Mon Yoingco
During our SBC class 65-69 Sapphire (45th) reunion at ACCI,
Makati which was held on February 7, 2014. JESUS "Sonny" NICOLAS rendered
several songs, one entitled "Once There Was A Love", …he dedicated to our batch.
He must be referring to his late wife LITA on this song, ...but not too long
ago. Sonny was also known as the "Jose Feliciano of the Philippines" aside from
being an ex-Rockin' Revival band member. Sonny, We salute as you journey to the
Kingdom of our Lord. Farewell classmate.
Fr: Art Dundee Clarito
Our Parekoy Sonny Nicolas will be sadly missed not only by his
family, his inner-circle of musician friends, his adoring fans, but also most
especially by our Bedan 65SBC69 family.
The last time I've seen Sonny N. was in Los Angeles back in the late 1980s
when I was still a Los Angeleno. It was in one of those several mini-reunions
I was fortunate to attend with our batchmates. One of these get-togethers was
at Don Sevilla's house in the San Fernando Valley. Among those who were
present were Art Rosales & wife Tess(who drove us there in his Audi station
wagon), Tonette Santos, Danny Salalac, Rene Reynado, there were others in our
batch who I can't now recall(pardon me). And the other was when the late Fr,
Odilardo Arceo visited L.A. (if I still remember correctly, it was held @ Mon
Pineda's house also in the SFValley where Fr. Odi was feted with a sumptuous
dinner of shrimps). Later, I was also able to attend another gathering held
at Danny Salalac's place somewhere on top of a hill near or in the San Gabriel
Anyway, I was able to talk briefly with Sonny N. and one of topics we
discussed was our family life. I didn't know that at that time that his
better half was having serious health problems which he nor our parekoys never
mentioned about. And so when he asked me about my marital status, I quipped
in a rather light vein that "I am still married to one wife." At the back of
mind, I was just hinting to the fact that divorce is rampant in America. And
I just wanted to sound funny to amuse him. Somehow, my remark elicited some
displeasure from the looks of his face. I really meant no harm nor malice when
I said that to him and years went by since that day and our communication
lines were broken.
All I fondly remember about our Sony N. is his being our former elementary and
high school classmate who was popular because he was a quiet and amiable
student, he managed to be in the honor roll even if he was not that studious
nor a bookworm, and because he was already a talented musician and a guitar
virtuoso who perfomed in some our school programs. His real passion was music
and the acoustic guitar was his constant companion. I remember too that his
family owned and operated an ink manufacturing and distributing firm called
the Philippine Ink Company.
I think it was from our Parekoy Ed Aguila that I learned that Sony N. had
become of the pillars of one of the most popular rock bands in Metro Manila,
if not in the entire archipelago. Also, from our Parekoy Mon Yoingco I was
amazed to learn that he is considered as "Jose Feliciano of the Philippines."
to me that was a great tribute to our parekoy Bedan classmate. And thank
goddness for the wonders of the internet and our social media, I've been able
to hear and learn about him again. He accepted my request to be his friend
among his legion of friends and fans on Facebook. And was glad that he had
probably forgotten and had forgiven me for my "tactlessness" during that
untoward incident back in the 80s. And, I wish our dear Parekoy Sonny N. a
safe and quiet journey to our Lord's heavenly kingdom above. Requiescat en
pace, Sonny! Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light
shine upon him, Amen.
Fr: Dan Cortes
He love his guitars.
Fr: Sonny Feliciano
Sonny N. used to make jokes all the time about switching names
with me ever since they named him Jose Feliciano of the Philippines. When I
to bump into him in Manila, he would tell his friends, this is
the guy I want to switch names with. I am still shocked about his sudden
Noriega Gerardo A.
Nufable Eduardo Z. (Ed). Location: Virginia, USA. Occupation: President, Mortgage
Lending United Financial LLC. E-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org Photo shown w/ wife Chit.