TALAKAG - the etymology of which came from the Bisayan dialect LAKAG meaning "to go after” or
“follow in pursuit” and the prefix TA denoting “fondness in doing such”.
In other words, Talakag means “fondness in giving pursuit”.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Saint Joseph High School General Alumni Homecoming Set for December 2011

For the Attention of Saint Joseph High School Alumni

SJHS will hold a General Alumni Homecoming over a three-day period in December here in Talakag, Bukidnon. So fellow SJHS alumni please mark your calendars and keep December 27, 28 and 29 free to attend this affair. For those who are now living away from Talakag, please come home for Christmas and take this rare opportunity to meet and reminisce with old SJHS classmates, schoolmates and teachers. The last General Alumni Homecoming was held in 2000 when SJHS celebrated its 50th Anniversary.

The following has been agreed at the recent Alumni Meeting held during the SJHS Foundation Day:

1. A Batch Representative will be appointed to help coordinate activities and disseminate information to its members.

2. Registration fee will be 5,000 pesos per Batch (NOT per person) to help defray some of the expenses for the occasion and raise funds for the school’s concrete fence and gate project.

3. The teams will be colour-coded and comprise the following:

White - Batches 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2010
Gray - Batches 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2011
Mint Green - Batches 1962, 1972, 1982, 1992 and 2002
Orange - Batches 1963, 1973, 1983, 1993, and 2003
Red - Batches 1964, 1974, 1984, 1994 and 2004
Green - Batches 1965, 1975, 1985, 1995 and 2005
Lilac - Batches 1966, 1976, 1986, 1996 and 2006
Blue - Batches 1967, 1977, 1987, 1997 and 2007
Yellow - Batches 1968, 1978, 1988, 1998 and 2008
Pink - Batches 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999 and 2009

4. Proposed Program of Activities includes:

Thanksgiving Mass and Basket Supper
Sports Fest
Variety Show
Gabii sa Kabulakan (reviving the past style of Bayle)
Gabi ng Parangal

For further inquiries, please leave a message in the comments section below or contact any of the newly elected SJHS Alumni Association Officers:

President - Josephine Daumar Picut
Vice President - Roschelle Dagaraga
Secretary - Patty Aznar
Treasurer - Jean Suzette Macapayag
Auditor - Roniel Tinoy
Press Relation Officer - Ma Lourdes Santiago Cunningham

Please help pass this information on and invite your batch mates and other alumni you know to attend the SJHS General Alumni Homecoming. Hope to see and party with as many of you in December.

Friday, 1 July 2011

St Joseph High School’s 61st Foundation Day

St Joseph High School is 61 years old today but this is actually the very first time that the school celebrated its Foundation Day. I’m sure this is going to be the first of many. To mark this special occasion, the alumni were invited to join in the celebration. The day started with a mass, followed by a parade around the town. There was a short program at the school’s covered court with presentations from current students, in line with the theme this year “Reminiscing the Wonders of the Earth with Much Thanksgiving”; whilst selected alumni were invited to do the Invocation (Mrs Genelyn Bacarro Macapayag - Batch 98), Pambansang Awit (Mrs Jenelyn Heramis Galgnara - Batch 97), Opening Remarks (Mrs Ginny Alma Laguardia Cabasa - Batch 83) and the “History of St Joseph High School” (Mrs Ma Lourdes Santiago Cunningham - Batch 75).

After the program, the SJHS Alumni Association held a meeting and elected a new set of officers. By far the best part was catching up with old classmates and schoolmates during lunch. The celebrations continued in the afternoon with Sports and Games.

Check out the pictures below and see if you can still recognise your batchmates.