Ramon Businessman Ramon Ferreros of Monchie’s Lechon (upper photo) and People’s Tonight Sports Editor Ed Andaya receive their “Top 10 Most Outstanding Alumni” of ERJHS awards.

DepEd lauds roles of ERJHS, alumni for student development

March 1, 2024 People's Tonight 905 views

ALUMNI provide inspiration and serve as good role models for new generation of students.

This was stressed by Department of Education (DepEd) Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Carleen S. Sedilla as she congratulated the 10 “Most Outstanding Alumni” of the E. Rodriguez Jr High School during its 72nd Foundation Day and Grand Alumni Homecoming last Feb. 23-25.

Sedilla also lauded both the ERJHS family, led by Principal Gina L. Obierna, and ERJHS Alumni Association, headed by President Jess Asistin, for maintaining a positive relationship aimed at promoting the school and the students themselves.

“Alumni are always the most loyal supporters of the school. They are like ambassadors, whose skills and experience can greatly help current students,”said Sedilla.

Sedilla and Obierna also presented the “10 Most Outstanding Alumni” awards to Philippine Navy Commodore Albert Mogol of Batch 78 (military service), Monchie’s Lechon owner-manager Ramon Ferreros of Batch 73 (business), Tany Joe “TJ”” Calalay of Batch 95 (public service), Sct. Roberto Castor and Castor family (scouting), Connie and Precy Lorenzo (education), Jess Asistin of Batch 76 (alumni affairs), People’s Tonight Sports Editor Ed Andaya of Batch 81 (journalism), Eric David of Batch 72 (community service), Philippine National Police Lt. Col.Mike Gomez of Batch 88 (public service) and former Bureau of Fire Protection Chief Gen. Enrique Linsangan of Batch 69 (public service).

The recognition ceremony, which was also supported by ISkin Aesthetic Lifestyle, came only two weeks after ERJHS was chosen as the 10th top performing school in English during the Division Secondary Schools Press Conference held at Quirino High School.

Other activities included the Alumni Retro Night that featured live peformances by the Righteous Act Band, headed by Jay Tuangco of Batch 87; the ERJHS Alumni Sports Club 3×3 basketball tournament; the Batch 76 Zumba event; and sing and dance presentation of participating batches.

ERJHS students also joined the festivities with presentations by the award-winning Kalinangan Dancers under Dante Ballesteros and Chorale Group and various field demonstrations.

The event is also part of ERJHS”s preparations for its coming Diamond Anniversary celebrations on February, 2027.