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The Notre Dame of Lagao Class 1954 of my Dad

Graduation time is upon us once again. Time for our first HISTORY LESSON, my dear readers and followers.

On June 21, 1948, four Marist Brothers from the United States arrived in the Philippines upon the invitation of Bishop Gerard Mongeau, OMI to work in the Diocese of Cotabato where the Oblates have their mission.

Headed by Bro. Maurus James Doherty, FMS, they took over the administration of the Notre Dame of Cotabato Boys’ Department (1948), followed by Notre Dame of Marbel (1950), and the Notre Dame of Lagao in 1952.

Here is a 55-year old picture of the 2nd batch of graduates of the Notre Dame of Lagao Boys Department (now known as Notre Dame of Dadiangas University) where my late father, Avelino belongs. He was the Philippine Military Training Commandant at that time. When he graduated in 1954, he was 22, one of the oldest since he had to work in their farms in Lagao and babysit for his younger sisters.

Click on the image for a larger view.

Where others went off to college, my Kapampangan dad opted to study Tailoring in Davao for two years and later on, established & owned the biggest tailoring shop in GenSan (Avelman’s Fashion and Haberdashery) until he retired in the 80s.

I hope you can see my dad here with the X mark.

You might be able to recognize your dads, your fathers, or your grandpa’s among them.

And oh, while you’re at it, would you or anybody happen to know the names of the MARIST BROTHERS in the picture?

 

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About Avel Manansala

Avel Manansala aka Bariles, is a native of a bustling city down south of Mindanao Island. He is a consultant on Blogging, Social Media, and Marketing . He is co-founder and head of the SoCCSkSarGen Bloggers and manager of Google Business Group (GBG)- General Santos. You may add him to your circles on G+ - http://plus.google.com/+AvelManansala. If you need more info on any of these fields, please leave him a message.

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  1. brVince says:

    di lahat ng naka-sutana dyan ay mga Marist Brothers…

    kuy, di ako nakapag-online talaga for blogging today kaya wala munang blog… was searching articles para sa talk ni BigBro Willy kasi e… medyo na-busy, at isa pa, di pa nag-subside lagnat ko….

  2. sunshine says:

    hi there.. grabe na keep mo yun pix na yun? diba ka batch sila ni papa also? i’m looking for papa, hahahaha but gosh oh my gosh ang liit di ko makita da.. hehehehehe

  3. bariles says:

    Bro Vince, i think may mga Passionists dyan. Ano kaya mga names nila? Am sure, nasa heaven na ang mga iyan.

    Sunshine, click on the LINK BELOW THE PHOTO for a bigger view. Your Papa is the boy to the right of the brother at the extreme right. Thanks for subscribing, by the way. Regards to Mike and the kids.

  4. sunshine says:

    hahaha. saw dad already. amazing ang dami nila 52? i’ll ask dad sino yun mga brothers da. he’ll be here next week. of course bka nga sa heaven na. ka chika na nga papa mo da.

  5. sunshine says:

    vel, dito sila daddy…. sabi nya yun katabi si Brother Damian, Father Dimers, Father Lian Ditcho, yun dalawa sorry short term memory call na… hahahahaha.. happy sya to see his class pix..
    chow….

  6. orman says:

    they were all so virginal… and my feelings almost borders to a scandal… nyahahaha! am sure happy si daddy ka-reunion na nya ang ibang all soul’s day sa picture…

  7. WOW MGA ARTIST BAH>>>

  8. zaida (ortiz) ko says:

    can anybody of batch75 post some updates of our classmates?how i wish to hear from them.i missed the high school days of my life..anybody please???


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