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Richard C. Juan “Hustler�


y life in many words: Never. Pokemon. Beckham. Hwan. Basketball. Love. Gonna. Host. Chloe. Military. Latissimus. Bag. Give. Bully. Singapore. Philosophy. Athlete. Friction. You. Science. Money. Bob. Korea. Travel. Up. Charizard. Food. Sharon. Technology. Magic. Never.

America. Ferdinand. Bully. Berkeley. Fate. Gonna. Foreigner. Long. Ambition. Time. Mistakes. Let. Identity. Football. Forbes. Island. White. You. Xavier. Korean. Canada. Forgiveness. Time. Down. Empire. Fun. Patience. Portugese. Gains. Rick. Dog. Party. Life. Success. Grudge. Rolled.


“If you believe, ait will happen.”

Miguel Alvaro L. Karaan “The Believer” Dear Guel,


lways be that funny and witty, cute and huggable Guel. Always be your cheerful self. Always wear that smile that can brighten anyone’s bad day. Always be that great companion that everyone just loves to be with. Always be there, not just for them. Just always be there. Always be trustworthy. Always be that listener that your friends can always talk with. Always be that approachable pal whom your friends can always come to when they need your practical, creative, and frank advice. Always remember that you have your friends as much as they have you.

ultimate dream of yours. Everything that you do should always lead to that greater narrative that you deserve. Always remember that you can also fall. You will not always get what you want, but it is better to always work towards it than not work at all.

Most of all, always live! Always love!

Lastly, always remember what you say, “If you believe, it will happen.” Sincerely yours, Guel

Always remember that you need them as much as they need you, so take advantage of it – be open! Never worry too much because there will always be someone to be with you in times that you need them. Always take care of yourself because they need you. Always remember that


“Find a need and fill it.”

Karryl Faye D. Katigbak “The Pretty Face Behind the Camera”


ransferring to this university was the best move she’d ever made, she’d always say. Here, she met a diverse set of people who became her good friends. She’s the type of person who would willingly offer help without being asked, going out of her way to listen to anyone’s worries. She changed how I see things; She made me love this hell of a university. And hey, only someone so special can make you love your tormentor. She had her own share of challenges that took a lot out of her, but they taught her that life is more complex than how it seemed at first. Complex in a good way. Haggard yet happy.

She’s this pretty girl who’s always smiling from ear to ear. But you’ll seldom see her on screen during productions. This girl prefers being behind the scenes, handling the camera or directing the shots. What only some people know about her is, she’s fragile. Stress from acads, org duties and life in general have occasionally made her cry. She’d fall and trip. But it’s when she stands and pulls through that she shines the most. A nerd and a rockstar. A leader and a good follower. Beauty and brains. She has everything she needs to succeed in life. A strong will and a soft heart.


“And I just think that if you believe in something and you want it so much and you’re not hurting anyone else, you have to go for it. Which sometimes means taking a risk, even if it’s scary. But the thing you want most to happen doesn’t stand a chance unless you give it one.” - Susane Colasanti, Take Me There

Maria Anjanette P. Lelis


n the quiet of our dorm room, she whispered me secrets none like those we shared in high school. “This girl,” I said to myself as I marvel at her stories “is a girl you would want to be.” This is her courage: knowing she is ready to climb and a fall is never permanent. That crying is not a sign of weakness but of good character. And her love—ever unconditional and pure, is the greatest gift one would ever receive. And this is her positivity: making everyone she meets feel that right in front of them is an actual ray of sunshine—an angel, always ready to make things lighter and easier. She is gifted with all the right things to say. A light soul with an understanding and forgiving heart, it is no wonder why everyone loves her.

We’d end up talking about dreams of conquering the world, all the while highlighting the numerous challenges we would have to face but never did I doubt that she will make it. She will push past it. She will make it, because I will be there for her. And the thing is everyone she meets will absolutely be there for her. I am certain that her passion for life and learning will exceed all doubts and frustrations. A number of flaws can be said about her but the saddest is this: sometimes she forgets she is beautiful, beautiful in every sense of the word. But behind a girl who loves freely and deeply is a multitude of people ready to return the favor.


“The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth.�

Michelle Rose F. Lim “Probin-China”


ichelle Lim is that girl. That girl with the pretty face. That Chinese girl from GenSan. That girl who could pass off as a Skin White model, heard she almost did. That girl with that guy from CHE who’s always with her That girl with the friends who dress up every Thursday. But, Michelle Lim is more than that girl. Michelle Lim is this girl. This amazing girl you’ll be lucky to have met. This girl who will listen to your problems, no matter how big or small. This girl who knows every bit of you; you don’t need to tell her. This girl already just does. This girl, she’ll respect your time to yourself; she hopes you’ll do the same.

This girl, she knows when to ask for help But she’s also this girl, strong enough on her own. This girl, she’ll surprise you, she’s really good at what she does But this girl, this girl will never make you feel like she’s better. This girl will prove to you every day, That she’s not that girl, that girl you think you already know She’s like you just the same. This girl will make you feel like you’re always welcome. This girl who will always make you feel like an equal, never below. This girl, she’ll make you feel special, like you can always do more Michelle Lim is this girl. Maybe you’ll be lucky to know her. To know she’s not just that.

This girl who knows how to laugh. This girl, she can always take a joke, she’ll never be mad. That’s because she’s this girl, the one who knows who she is. This girl who loves what she does; sometimes she just needs reminding. This girl who works hard to get what she wants. 81

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.� -C.S. Lewis

Cathleen Mae C. Luteria “Old Soul”


ho is Cathleen? Cate? CC? There are a number of things about her that’s hard to fathom. She eats like a horse, but remains skinny. She seems shy and naïve with those blunt bangs covering almost half of her face, but spend a minute with her and you won’t help but admire her guts in cracking endless jokes - from cheesy to corny and those that are downright witty. Most of her friends describe her as an “old soul” but deep within, she’s a child who’s full of wonder and hope. She has really bad short term memory, thus keeps a journal to remind herself of her long term visions for the world – some are cliché, weird, radical, and some are (summer) solstice. She wants more people to be interested in astronomy. This may seem superficial just like how most people perceive astronomy. However, she argues that celestial bodies are more than just romantic and beautiful creations that you see in the sky. They serve a deeper purpose that contributes to the overall dynamics of the world.

She hopes to see more people have the passion, courage and ability to travel. Travelling is more than just seeing jaw-dropping landscapes and indulging with sumptuous delicacies. It has more to do with interacting with people, understanding cultural differences, and touching each other’s lives. She also dreams to witness more people using the power of wit and humor to battle not only the menial struggles of their daily lives but also the lifetime war against immorality, inequality, and human injustice. Finding her calling in the media has been an adventure for her but that’s no match to the journey that’s ahead of today’s media practitioners. The cry for a more innovative and relevant content in the country’s media is becoming louder every minute partnered with the fight for ethics and labor rights. Ultimately, she prays that someday she’ll see a world with people who loves and worships God above all else.


“You are going to want to give up, don’t.”

Sherlyn Grace T. Mallonga “Like a cookie...stern on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside.�


herbs, as most of her close friends know her by is the all-around-girl next door everyone is dying to be friends with. She may be intimidating at first with her stature, German-like features, and killer dance moves but once you get to know her, you’ll surely be surprised with how much of a sweetheart she

is. Her heart exudes the beauty of a passionate person always ready to take on the spotlight and shine her best in every production she is involved with. This hardworking, talented, brilliant, and caring woman has surely gotten the boys a run for their money.


“Believe in your flyness, conquer your shyness.” -Kanye West

Marian D. Manalese “Sakto Lang”

14.6568° N, 121.0644° E


sing this space to give a big thank you to this special place and all the fantastic people who helped me get out of there on time.


“The expert knows more and more about less and less until he knows everything about nothing.� -Mahatma Gandhi

Aila Patricia L. Mendoza “The Hardworking Punctual”


he girl who never fails to make a snobbish first impression. But getting to know her will make you realize that she’s a person who’s helpful, hardworking, sarcastic, and filled with compassion. She’s someone who thinks big yet literally small, and someone who makes sure that she rises after her every fall. She started half-hearted with her course, but she eventually loved the challenges instored. She asked herself if she would last and stay, fortunately she did and she’s doing a notch better than okay. And now that college is almost over, there’s nothing she regrets except the fact that she wasn’t able to roam around the campus and wonder.

Her college life was a mix and match of happiness, excitement, frustration, and exhaustion, and it all boiled down to priceless things learned and earned. And now that she’s looking back, she sees that little girl who once doubted herself and believed that she wouldn’t make it. And as she looks in the mirror now, she realized that girl has grown, and is almost through all of it. The only question she has now is what’s next for her to conquer? She realized that it’s just her. Getting better after her every better self.


“There are so many people out there who will tell you that you can’t. What you’ve got to do is turn around and say, “Watch me.”

Denise Layla P. Miram “All Around Headstrong Hubadera” “What’ll you do when you get lonely And nobody’s waiting by your side? Layla, darling won’t you ease my worried mind.”


he lyrics stated come from Eric Clapton’s song, from which this amazing girl was named after. Just like what’s described in those lines, Layla or “Lele” as we call her, will always be there for you whenever you need her. She’s always willing to be the stronger one for her friends. Because of this strong front, some may think she’s quite unapproachable the first time you see her. It may be because of her default “b*tchy face,” or her judo-developed muscles. But in truth, she’s actually one of the friendliest people you’ll ever come across. Vying away from the typical description of an always happy-friendly person, Layla shows her affection in ways she’s comfortable with. She is not used to being showy of her feelings, but her friends still know and feel she truly cares.

Layla is such an all-around person, there’s practically nothing she can’t do! She has tons on her plate, yet she never submits mediocre outputs. She never gives up when it comes to achieving her goals. Once she sets her mind to something, she won’t let anything stop her—not even herself. Despite being a career-driven, goal-oriented and focused person, Layla still sees to it that she makes time for her loved ones. She’s one of those few people who can mix work with pleasure. She may have a habit of being late for some meetings; but she’ll make up for it through her contributions. Some say leaders are made, while others say they are born. As for Layla, I believe she was born to be one and her environment just made her into an even better one now. That’s Layla for you—a Leader who’s Ambitious, always Yearning for new knowledge, Loyal to her friends and responsibilities and is definitely an All-around gal you can count on!


“So if you wake up one morning and it’s a particularly beautiful day, you’ll know we made it.”

Margaret Marie P. Montelibano


t may sound cliche but Margo is friendly, fun loving, and is good company. She’s there if you need her to be. One of the things I’ll remember about college is her condo unit: people came over her place a lot, whether it was to shoot, to cram for acads, or to find a place to crash, and she was often very nice about it, even if it might have inconvenienced her. If it did, she never really said anything. She is one of those generally nice people, sharing most things with others if they needed it (except for food).

She isn’t the best at time management, nor is she the most organized person. She also doesn’t she think all her decisions through. She can be quite careless and impulsive. Sometimes, she thinks too much in the present. If you ask her, she hasn’t figured out at this point what she wants to do after college, or take up as a career. But this, this page maybe, is enough proof that she made it, and that sooner or later, she’ll figure it all out.


“Non, Je ne regrette rien” - Edith Piaf

Mark Lester R. Oliver “I am Mark Lester Oliver”


uitter. Yan ang forever mong branding.

Mula sa mga bundok ng Lopez Quezon at walong biyaheng tagtag papuntang Maynila ay nag-quit ka sa buhay mong pang-probinsya. Sa mga simpleng lakad sa nayon at tugtugan ng gitara. Sa mga simpleng titig at mapang-usig na mata. Nag-quit ka at tumakas. Nang mabilis at malakas. Sa mga gulo-gulong lansangan ng Maynila. Ay humanap ka ng mga pwestong para lamang sa iyo. Sa upos ng iyong mga sigarilyo. Sa mga biglaang pintig ng iyong puso. Nag-quit kang muli sa mga dikta ng una mong industriya. Ng mga tawag na minsa’y may halong mura. Napadpad kang sunod sa bukas-palad ni oblation. Na dati’y pangarap lamang mula sa pinanggalingan mong nayon. Nandito ka na. At bumubuo ng mga bagong pangarap. Kasabay ng mga ideya at boses mong lumilipad sa ulap. Hawak ang mikropono at nag-iinit na laptop, para ipagsigawan ang saysay ng bawat mong sinusulat.

Madalas kang makikita sa ilalim ng puno ng Akasya. Sa mga bangkong semento ng inuman ni Sarah. Sa kalyeng maluluwag sa kahabaan ng Maginhawa. Dito ka mahahanap. Dito ka bumubuo ng mga bagong pangarap. Dito ka kumukuha ng lakas. Na harapin ang bawat walang kasiguraduhan mong bukas. Tapos na ang kabanata ng mga pagpupuyat, exams, deadlines at group meetings. Simula na ng tatawagin mong humble beginnings. Baliw, lango, at lasing ka mang haharap bukas sa mundo. Bitbit mo na ngayon ang pinakamalaking tiket sa pelikula ng mga pangarap mo. At lahat ng ito ay dahil nga sa quitter ka. Kaya nag-quit ka nang maging quitter. At sinimulang buuin ang kwento ng iyong forever. Na minsa’y nagsimula- at ngayo’y nagtatapos sa sunflower.


“The world is yours, as well as ours, but in the last analysis, it is yours. You young people, full of vigor and vitality, are in the bloom of life, like the sun at eight or nine in the morning. Our hope is placed on you. The world belongs to you.� -Mao Tse Tung (1957)

CMC 2015 Yearbook P4  
CMC 2015 Yearbook P4