MARIKINA, Philippines – High school may be a time in our lives that we can never truly repeat, but for these junior Gen X-ers (or senior Millennials, if you will), they are making sure that revisiting the carefree days of high school will be a feat that’s both nostalgic and meaningful.
Batch 1998 of Our Lady of Perpetual Succor College will be celebrating their 25th High School Reunion this year and they are not taking it lightly, what with their nine-month-long preparation filled with get-togethers, fundraising activities, and lots of fun and laughter that will be capped in an exclusive grand reunion program for all OLOPSC Batch 1998 alumni this coming May.
The kick-off activity back in 2022 was a bloodletting event in partnership with Dugong Alay, Dugtong Buhay Foundation, and affiliate hospitals, Fe Del Mundo and Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC). Attended by about a hundred blood donors, the group was able to turn over a total of 60 blood bags during the said event. Aside from the clear benefit that the community got from the occasion, it was also the first time for most of the alumni to see each other again, years after graduation. It was the perfect jumpstart that drove the succeeding events.
It was quickly followed by other activities in October like the “SOM-BA!”, a group Zumba session that promoted the importance of good health and overall wellness among the batchmates, as well as an Oktoberfest-inspired gathering over drinks and music dubbed “OLOGFEST.” Both events were playfully named after some of the batch’s class sections, Solemnity of Mary and Our Lady of Grace.
In order to further raise funds for the reunion program and the batch’s planned outreach undertakings, they had a movie screening for the blockbuster Marvel movie, “Wakanda Forever” at Ayala Feliz Mall Cinemas, organized by OLOPSC Batch ‘98’s Assumption of Mary class. Four hundred tickets were sold out for the two reserved cinemas and the event was well-attended not just by the batchmates and their families and friends, but even by their alma mater’s President, Ms. Armida Salvador-Samaniego.
This sponsored event was made possible with the help of partners — CAT-PR, KCPS Construction Services, Rajja Security Services Corporation, Edgetech Enterprises, Beans Adventures, Florangel Enterprise, Crystal Beach Resort Zambales, RT Photography, WeLinc Logistics, The Barbery and Sole Game, 106.7 Energy FM, 97.9 Home Radio, HG&J Architectural Design, Dentsure Dental Care and Bubba Lab Marikina.
“In a bid to rekindle lost camaraderie and renew decades-old friendships, it’s back to the 90s for us Titos and Titas of Marikina. We are so blessed to have this opportunity to bond over our shared history and values. OLOPSCIANS are molded on the core values of spirituality, integrity, and excellence and we are hoping that after this reunion, we would be able to tap into this renewed camaraderie to become of service to our community in the future – as true blue OLOPSCIANS should,” says Princess Manalo, Batch 1998 High School President and Grand Reunion Organizing Committee Head.
Themed “Forever Shine & Live”, the OLOPSC High School Batch 1998 Grand Reunion, happening on May 6 at the Marikina Convention Center, will be a nostalgia-filled finale over great food, music, and conversations to reconnect 25-year-old friendships.
This event is exclusive for OLOPSC Batch 1998 High School alumni. To sign up for tickets, other admission details, and further announcements, you may reach out to your respective class representatives, contact the OLOPSC High School Batch 1998 Alumni Secretariat at 09151025984 or visit their event page https://www.facebook.com/OLOPSCIANBatch98. OLOPS College in Marikina is the biggest co-educational private school in the city. For more information visit https://olopsc.edu.ph/.