PWU-JASMS-PWC and Bayanihan alumni are invited to “come home” for their Grand Alumni Homecoming at 3pm on Sat. Feb. 18, 2017 at the Taft Ave. campus. In photo are Sylvia Lina (seated center) and Marisol Tugade, PWUAA president (standing 4th from right) during the homecoming organizational meeting hosted by Vicky A. Sales (standing 4th from left).

2017 homecoming starts new chapter in PWU history

The Philippine Women’s University 2017 Grand Alumni Homecoming, with the theme “Love and Peace,” will be held on Feb. 18, 3 p.m., at the PWU Taft Avenue (Manila) campus.

The homecoming will be a celebration of a new chapter in the nearly 100-year-old-school’s history.

In inviting alumni back to the historic Taft Avenue campus, PWU president Dr. Francisco Benitez said “in 2019 we will celebrate our Centennial confident that together we can build the scaffolding for another hundred years.”

Expected to attend are alumni of PWU, Philippine Women’s College (PWC) Davao and Iloilo, Jose Abad Santos Memorial School (JASMS) and the Bayanihan National Folk Dance Company.

Alumni Week begins on Feb. 13 with the 2nd PWUAA Golf Tournament at the Ayala Greenfield Golf Club in Calamba, Laguna organized by PWU Alumni Association president Marisol M. Tugade.

Golden Jubilarians, headed by Sylvia P. Lina, high school Class 1967, said Alumni Week activities would also include a special performance by the world-renowned Bayanihan on Feb. 17, 6 p.m., at PWU. Silver Jubilarian HS Class 1992 is organizing a community outreach for street children on Feb. 16 at Museo Pambata.

Jubilarians will pay a nostalgic visit on Feb. 15 to the home of the late Helena Z Benitez to honor her memory.

Lina, homecoming chair, said major golf tournament sponsors are Camella Homes (Villar Group), Mercedes-Benz, Advanced Solutions, Perry’s Group of Companies, Maya Products (Liberty Flour Mills), AIR21, SC Vizcarra and the Golden Jubilarians HS Class 1967. Partner sponsors are PLDT; Nague, Malic, Magnawa Associates; U-Freight, People’s Air Cargo, Ace Logistics, ICTSI and HS Class 1968, next year’s Golden Jubilarians.

Hole-in-one Prizes will be provided by Auto Hub Group (Vespa Primera and Ape Piaggio). Raffle prizes will include two roundtrip tickets, Manila-Bangkok, from Philippine Airlines.

Other sponsors are: Toyota of Laguna, Mercury Freight, A-Plus Paints, Pac-Atlantic Group, eKonek, Clara Ole, U-Ocean and Eagle Express Group.

For more information visit www.pwu.edu.ph, call tel. 526-8421 local 101 or e-mail alumni@pwu.edu.ph.

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