Class 4-43 or Tikoy was under
Mrs. Matilde Santos a nurturing, caring, soft spoken and 'game
adviser. Tikoy was coined from a classmate whose moniker was
"tikoy", family named Constantino (Roberto
Unfortunately he transferred before graduating.
Tikoy 43 was a dynamic, vibrant, hilarious, talented and close
class. Our section got the Excellence in Deportment Award and two
trophies (for which, I also do not recall anymore). Class President
was Manolito "Mr. Bangaw Shades" Anchores. The class musical
arranger and eventually became the SBC High School Chorale Group
Arranger and mentor was Tonton Africa. He also arranged the class's
music pieces for the Chorale Fest (Silent Night ala acapella).
Practices were held at Virgillo "Chet" Vergara's residence behind
Centro Escolar University and V. Mapa High School. The class brains
was Serafin Abundo who at the same time was the batch valedictorian.
The class black belt karateka but gentle and alaskador giant was
Arnold "arnulpo" Sanvictores. The class pet was Jimmy "spot, sapho"
Sapungan. The class athletes were Hubert Bustos - track & field and
Noel "lake, row four" Corpus - swimming. The atmosphere was jovial
and relaxed, that, there were no status, gender(?) or any other
boundaries to the class's interpersonal and collective relationship.
Memories of Tikoy 43:
Favorite English Teacher "OSJ" Olivia San Jose.
Favorite Spanish word "AKOPYAR"!
Favorite TV Game "ULO TV POW" with matching target sight drawn on
the blackboard behind the teachers table. hahaha...
(by Emy de la Cruz)