Do You Know Anyone from the “Unhistoric” Class of 1927, Manila South High School?

Do you know anyone from the Class of 1927, Manila South High School? Maybe your great grandfather, grandmother, or granduncle or grandaunt?

The American colonial period of the Manila South High School proudly claims a number of well-known graduates among whom includes President Manuel A. Roxas (Class of 1909), Chief Justice Ricardo M. Paras (Class of 1909), President-Girl Scouts of the Philippines Pilar  Hidalgo-Lim (Class of 1910), Undersecretary of Health Regino Gaerlan Padua (Class of 1910), President Elpidio Quirino (Class of 1911), Secretary of Defense Basilio J. Valdez (Class of 1911), Secretary of Justice Jose Yulo (Class of 1911), Ambassador Carlos P. Romulo (Class of 1916), Ambassador Mauro Mendez (Class of 1916?), National Artist Juan Nakpil (Class of 1917), Solicitor General Roman Ozaeta (Class of 1917), Educator Mathematician Enrique T. Virata (Class of 1918), Ambassador Narciso Ramos (Class of 1919), Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Francisca Reyes Aquino (Class of 1920), Congressman Calixto O. Zaldivar (Class of 1922), Artist Antonio G. Dumlao (1923), Paz Latorena (writer, Class of 1925?),  Dra. Fe del Mundo (Class of 1926), and Communist leader Jesus Lava (Class of 1931).*

However, history is not just about men (or women) of prominence, but also of the ordinary people who toiled behind the scene of national and public history. In this context, the list of graduates of the Class of 1927, Manila South High School, provide us with a test case on finding out what most high school reunions are all about: knowing what happened to one’s fellow classmates after the passage of time.

Image Above: Detail from Class Photograph, Class of 1927, Manila South High School (Courtesy of Gregorio L. Reyes Family).

The 124 Graduates of the Class of 1927, Manila South High School are as follows:

  1. Jose R. Ablang
  2. Carmelo H. Acosta
  3. Ernesto P. Aenile
  4. Julita C. Alcantara
  5. Victor L. Alfonso, Jr.
  6. Julia G. Alonso
  7. Vicente de O. Alvarez
  8. Mariano L. Amante
  9. Alejandro V. Aniceto
  10. Ignacio B. Antonia
  11. Jose L. Aquino
  12. Lucio A. Aragon
  13. Enrique J. Arcilla
  14. Isolina Aspillera
  15. Jesus L. Atadero
  16. Escolastico B. Balane
  17. Zoilo E. Bunye
  18. Jesus Cabrera
  19. Victorino S. Costales
  20. Jose A. Carpio
  21. Marcelo Carlos
  22. Tomas T. Carillo
  23. Roman Casim
  24. Lorenzo V. Castaneda
  25. Rufina F. Castaneda
  26. Elpidio G. Castro
  27. Mariano Castro
  28. Pedro L. Castro
  29. Fernando A. Centena
  30. Federico D. Chavez
  31. Federico S. Columbres
  32. Venancio E. Concepcion
  33. Arcadia G. Conde
  34. Encarnacion P. Corpuz
  35. Faustino C. de la Cruz
  36. Jose R. Cruz
  37. Juan A. Cruz
  38. Justa D. Cruz
  39. Luisa M. Cruz
  40. Faustina G. Castro
  41. Demeterio R. Dimacali
  42. Generosa C. Divinagracia
  43. Constancia G. Dumlao
  44. Concepcion M. Embro
  45. Jose R. Estrada
  46. Simplicio M. Fajatin
  47. Conrada Favila
  48. Amparo P. Flores
  49. Jose Francisco
  50. Esteban R. Frondoso
  51. Elvira Galvez
  52. Agapito C. Garcia
  53. Carlos A. Garcia
  54. Juana B. Garcia
  55. Felipe B. Gomez
  56. Eleuteria C. Guerrero
  57. Sotera V. Guerrero
  58. Francsco Guzman
  59. Antonia A. Hernandez
  60. Pascual A. Ignacio
  61. Carmen I. Jimenez
  62. Aurora C. Kalaw
  63. Leonardo D. Kabigting
  64. Severiano D. Kabigting
  65. Bonerges C. Lanuza
  66. Melecia L. Laurente
  67. Basilio Avalona de Leon
  68. Daniel J. de Leon
  69. Josefa de Leon
  70. Alberto Limqueko Quirong
  71. Felisa A. Llamado
  72. Felicidad C. Lorenzo
  73. Asuncion S. Mascardo
  74. Ruperto A. Mayoralgo
  75. Marcial M. Medina
  76. Ambrocio C. Mendoza
  77. Benjamin G. Molina
  78. Bienvenido G. Monzuela
  79. Apolinar C. Neria
  80. Marciana M. Oching
  81. Ramon B. Olivarez
  82. Florentino S.J. Orbeta
  83. Manuel B. Otayza
  84. Antero Pablo
  85. Leonor M. Palisoc
  86. Leoncio E. Pangilinan, Jr.
  87. Sabino L. Pascua
  88. Catalina L. Payawal
  89. Faustino Manalili Pena
  90. Angelita del Pozo Rivera
  91. Isabel N. Punsalan
  92. Cecilia F. Quilinao
  93. Nieves F. Quilanao
  94. Enrique Ramirez
  95. Arsenio C. Reyes
  96. Ernesto R. Reyes
  97. Gregorio L. Reyes
  98. Isabel C. Reyes
  99. Jacinto T. Reyes
  100. Solomon R. Reyes
  101. Antonio R. Rodriguez
  102. Ricardo G. Rolda
  103. Arturo S. Romero
  104. Felisa C. del Rosario
  105. Juan c. del Rosario
  106. Salvador del Rosario
  107. Abadesa S. Rubrico
  108. Francisco S. Rustia
  109. Ignacio Salcedo
  110. Amparo R. San Agustin
  111. Perfecto J. Sta. Brigida
  112. Evangelina Santiago
  113. Alejandro V. Santos
  114. Josefa V. Santos
  115. Teodoro D. Santos
  116. Carmen E. Seerra
  117. Delfin E. Silverio
  118. Virginia B. Uichanco
  119. Luisa C. Unson
  120. Pedro M. Vazquez
  121. Antonio D. Verzosa
  122. Elena D. Villa
  123. David L. Villanueva
  124. Domingo L. Villa-real

If you know anyone of the above graduates, please feel free to add comment or contact the curator of the museo santisima trinidad at mrgaerlan2004@yahoo.com

*Amado V. Hernandez, National Artist for Literature, was a graduate of Manila High School although this curator has not yet encountered reference as to year of graduation.

Related Postings:

American colonial Education: Letters of a Manila South High Principal and the Class of 1927 salutatorian (https://curatormuseo.wordpress.com/2012/02/02/american-colonial-education-in-the-philippines-letters-of-a-manila-south-high-school-principal-and-the-class-of-1927-salutatorian/)

50th Graduation Anniversary Reunion-Manila South High School Class of 1927https://curatormuseo.wordpress.com/2012/02/01/manila-south-high-school-class-of-1927-50th-graduation-anniversary-homecoming-part-1/

Additional Sources:

Historical Marker Database: http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=25235

President Manuel A. Roxas (http://www.mb.com.ph/node/314121/pre)

Dra. Fe del Mundo (http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/20163/the-family-of-dr-fe-del-mundo-remembers)

General Carlos P. Romulo (http://carlospromulo.org/tag/manila-high-school/)

Paz Latorena (http://www.varsitarian.net/literary/ust_pays_homage_to_paz_latorena_lady_of_letters_and_beloved_mentor)

Jose Yulo (http://www.nhi.gov.ph/downloads/fihgov0122.pdf)

Basilio J. Valdes (http://www.dnd.gov.ph/DNDWEBPAGE_files/past-snd/valdes.html)

Pilar Hidalgo (http://naquem.blogspot.com/2011/03/influence-of-filipina-women-pilar.html).

Roman Ozaeta (http://osg.gov.ph/index.php/-assistant-sollicitors-general/fsolgens/108-roman-ozaeta)

Antonio G. Dumlao (http://www.artesdelasfilipinas.com/archives/118/antonio-g-dumlao-the-forgotten-great)

Juan Nakpil (http://www.scribd.com/doc/51445531/Alagad-ng-Sining)

Francisca Reyes Aquino (http://www.rmaf.org.ph/Awardees/Biography/BiographyAquinoFra.htm)

Enrique T. Virata (http://www.nhi.gov.ph/downloads/ed0029.pdf0

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~ by Martin Gaerlan on February 8, 2012.

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