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Alumni Homecoming 2008
Written by Priscila Faune Custodio   

On July 10, 2008, Brokenshire College and BAFI welcomed and treated the Class of 1958, to a dinner and entertainment at Grand Menseng Hotel on Magallanes St., Davao City. This was the former site of Brokenshire Memorial Hospital and School of Nursing.


The featured and honored guests, the golden jubilarians of Class 1958: Alice Molina Almonte, Columbia, Mo.; Miriam Calida Grafilo, Gen. Santos, Cotabato City; Minda Dy King, Teaneck, New Jersey; Elsa Grecia Olay, Ontario, Canada; Alejandra Chaves Farrales. Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Rosario Tajon Soriano, Cerritos, CA; Estrellita Eligan De Jesus, Buhangin, Davao City; Lydia Espina Goel, North Ontario, Canada; Paz Factura, Bajada, Davao City; Constantina Caidic Tabin, Palo, Leyte. The other members of the class who were not able to attend the homecoming were: Genellia Binas Abiera, Maasin, Leyte; Lilia Creencia Arguelles, Carson, CA; Rizalina Erese-Francia, Chula Vista, CA; Virginia Estabillo Lancero, Pufleggerville, Texas; Ella Bibaoco Lanza, Stockton, CA; Eugenia Bernardos Aquino San Francisco, CA; Preciosa Lancero Roa, Eatontown, New Jersey; Fe Dayot (deceased); Lydia Espino Ortega (deceased).


The celebration also marked the Silver Anniversary of class 1983. Members who attended the evening affair were: Expectacion Tapia Datuin, Miriam Canda, Marilyn Lerin Andit and Zenaida Buenaventura.

The guest speaker that evening was Dr. David Wherry, an Author, Surgeon, Surgical Consultant, Professor and married to an alumna of class 1959, Azucena Reyes Wherry. Other guests were Desposoria Magdamo, Rev. Dr. Ruben de la Cruz ,CEO of BIHMI and some of his staff; Rev. Leopoldo Naïve, President of Brokenshire College and some members of his administration, Mrs. Ida Salvacion, class ‘57 and many others.


The next class to celebrate their golden anniversary is Class of 1959 and silver anniversary, is Class of 1984. To facilitate communications, especially to the members of the jubilarians, it is requested that they update their addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. You mail email the information to: BAFI at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it and or to Ceny Wherry at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or to register at the Brokenshire College website, click on alumni site. The website is