March 28, 2017

Alumna UAAP 79 Softball Rookie Of The Year


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Jill San Juan, Woodrose Class of 2016, UAAP Season 79 Softabll Rookie of the Year.


March 22, 2017

Batch ’84 Movie Screening

Movie Screening of Beauty and the Beast
by Bubbles de Mesa

beauty and the beast sponsors

The Class of 1984, the first batch to graduate high school from Woodrose, held an exclusive screening of Beauty and the Beast at Power Plant Mall in Rockwell Center on March 19, 2017. The sold-out screening was part of a series of events planned by the Woodrose alumnae in celebration of the school’s Ruby Anniversary. Aside from the 1984 graduates, many more alumnae came with their families and friends to support the event.

The screening was sponsored by Meralco, as well as URC, which provided all the guests with various snacks including Griffin’s, Mintini Sweet Mint, Nissin Cup Noddles, Calbee, and Nova.  URC also sponsored some games before the actual movie screening, the Nissin Cup Pyramid Game and Griffin’s Lucky Bear Game.The winners received gifts packs of Nissin Cup Creamy Searfood and Griffin’s cookies.

Over the next few months until the end of the year, the Woodrose alumnae will be holding events that would serve as an opportunity for alumnae to meet and reconnect with their batchmates as well as other graduates. These events will lead up to the Homecoming on November 18, 2017. We hope to see all of you in every event!



Batch ’84: Ginny Villegas, Maitoni Cuervo, Gaita Ongsiako-Tan Climaco, Marisa Reyes-Tablante, Pia Marco, Rosanna Leveriza, Wendy Dizon-Rondaris, Marilen Gonzalez-Elizalde and Bubbles de Mesa


Alumnae came in full force to support the fundraising project of batch ’84.



Post Movie Screening Get Together of Batch ’84 With Ms. Lopez




March 13, 2017

Woodrose at 40! Alumnae Mass

We begin the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Woodrose on the month of the Holy Rosary, this October 2016, with Holy Mass and an offering of 40 roses in prayer and thanksgiving to our patroness, Our Lady of Woodrose.



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More Pictures of Woodrose at 40! Alumnae Mass

February 16, 2017

WAA Officers & Board Members 2017

2017 WAA Officers 2017 WAA Board

November 16, 2016

Alumna 2016 TOWNS Awardee for Art and Culture


Photo by Tammy David


Photo by Khristine Montenegro/Rappler

Isa Lorenzo, Woodrose Class of 1991, one of the eight TOWNS (The Outstanding Women in Nation’s Service) Awardees for 2016.

Read the full story from Rappler Philippines.

May 4, 2016

Gilmore Girls, 40 Years Later

By Bubbles de Mesa, Class of 1984


On April 9, 2016, 39 of the Gilmore Girls, from Batches 1984 to 1988, gathered together for an afternoon. 

We call ourselves the Gilmore Girls – a nod to those four vivid years when we lived our Little House on the Prairie days in that not-so-little house on Gilmore Street.

It seemed even then that we were aware of being a part of something different, maybe even special, when school was not just school – because our familiarity with each other did not end with those who sat in the same room as us, because those outside of our own classrooms were not just a passing face or a familiar name. With only 76 or so girls to count on, school programs and Field Days had to involve all of us, whether we were inclined towards song and dance or not, and whether we had an affinity for ball games or not. It was every introvert’s nightmare. Unknowingly, we were taking part in an experiment that could work – or not. And that made us family, for better or worse.

From the perspective of 40 years, it seems safe to say that the Gilmore experiment has worked. Thirty-nine of us gathered recently – with mental faculties still sharp and intact, with arms and limbs still in place, each one with 10 fingers and, we assume, 10 toes.

As such gatherings go, this one did not so much challenge the memory, as push it to the fore. For who among us have actually forgotten about Ms. Lorenzo and her Opel Ascona, or the painting of the Annunciation that hung in her room? Who can’t recall, word for word, the lyrics to ‘Fill the World with Love,’ practiced in that little room that doubled as library that doubled as music room, and then sung as a congregation to end yet another school program on a make-shift stage on the patio?

For one afternoon, we were not just a Gilmore Girl, but a girl back in Gilmore. We could very well have been on that familiar walkway where we would wait for our ride home, where we would stave off the pull of time by clustering around random playground games, or joining ever-mutating knots of girls talking in overlapping fashion, voices rising higher and higher, racing faster and faster, as each one tried to get a word in, get a word out, hoping to elicit yet another round of laughter. The voices were familiar, and the names even more so as the same girls called out to each other – Montse! Leah! Rosanna! (Which Rosanna?)

For one afternoon, we were again either Red or Blue, challenging each other in games of no consequence, the lack of a prize not deterring us from fighting for and over every point. Shouts of encouragement and dismay were as heated as they were on Field Days on that Gilmore garden – shouts that, as before, just as quickly gave way to laughter, aware as we were that we had already won.

For that one afternoon, we basked in camaraderie, in the glow of remembrance of a time that was indeed unique to us, out of reach of the girls who came after – a remembrance so vivid it glowed in a tint of orange, such that, for a moment, it was as if we were once again garbed in that uniform of lore.

Gilmore Entrance

The main entrance of the Gilmore ‘campus’, which led to the walkway where we would converge after our last class to wait for our ride home

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A precursor to the Sportsfest and Intramurals, the Field Day was held in the garden, with nothing to distinguish one team from the other with everyone donning the original PE uniform

Class of 1984 with Woodrose’s first directress, Ms. Lorenzo, after their Grade School graduation in 1980, the first graduation day in the school’s history

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For lack of a stage, school performances were initially held in the smaller rooms of the Meralco Theater; and in keeping with the virtue of simplicity, outfits were limited to the school uniform – a blight we endured for the first three years

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Back when they were really small – the Class of ’88 in their Grade 3 iteration

Proudly displaying our hand-made banner welcoming the Pope during his 1981 visit to the Philippines

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The school programs then had a home-made feel – one can only conclude that these two scenes were for the celebration of United Nations Day


We “Fill the World with Love” as we conclude the first-ever Foundation Day program in 1978


Class of 1984, the first batch of graduates that Woodrose unleashed on the world


Class of 1985


Class of 1986

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Class of 1988, also known as the Pioneer Batch

May 2, 2016

Alumna Wins Best TV Newscaster

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Mitzi Borromeo, Woodrose Class of 1994, won the award for Best TV Newscaster from the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) during the 24th Golden Dove Awards held on April 29, 2016.

Read the full story from CNN Philippines

February 19, 2016

Alumnae Garage Sale 2015

Thank you to all the Alumnae who donated and helped in The Alumnae Garage Sale Last November 14!
Special Thank You to Mica Bautista (batch 2014) for letting us use her residence.

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February 18, 2016

Eucharistic Procession 2015

Thank you to the alumnae volunteers who came to Woodrose on November 27, 2015 to prepare floral carpet at the chapel lobby for the Eucharistic Procession.

Tata Reyes-Sibayan ’03
Carms Hernandez ’02
Kat Lim ’02
Mylene Pineda-Mapa ’88
Marina Reyes ’98
Lisa Mapa-Sator ’93
Ria Arada ’06
Joy Herrera ’89
Carmela Vertido ’98
Ashley Aquino ’06
Jill San Juan-Singian ’99
Monique Basa-Halili ’93

The making of the floral carpet:

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The Eucharistic Procession:

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February 11, 2016

Alumna Appointed as New Climate Change Commissioner

Veronica Victorio batch '97

Vernise Victorio, Woodrose Class of 1997, was appointed by President Benigno Aquino 3rd as one of the new Climate Change Commissioners.  She will replace Commissioner Mary Ann Lucille Sering, for a term expiring on January 8, 2022.

Read the full story from Manila Times.