General Alfredo M. Santos

General Alfredo Manapat Santos (1905-1990) started his career after graduating Corps Commander and Honor Graduate from the U.P. ROTC, in 1929. Santos then entered the service as a first lieutenant in 1936, and later made his mark against the Japanese invaders in the Mauban-Atimonan defense, and led his first Regular Division troops in wiping out the enemy in the “Battle of the Pockets”, in 1942. After the war, Santos rose through various commands up to Commanding general of the Philippine Army, and eventually to be the first UP Vanguard to reach the position of Chief of StaffArmed Forces of the Philippines.

By then, he became the first Four-star General of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Carrying on as a career military officer after war, he rose through various commands up to Commanding general of the Philippine Army, and eventually to be the first UP Vanguard to reach the position of Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines. By then, he became the first Four­-star General of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

Vgd Emerito Calderon Sr 52Vgd Perl Tinio 74

Sirs/Brods, It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of our senior brod, Vgd George Ojerio '68 on Nov. 25, 2020. Let us all pray for the repose of his soul.

Sirs/Brods, It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of our senior brod, Vgd Aristotle Fernandez '68 on Nov. 24, 2020. Let us all pray for the repose of his soul.

Brod’s we need prayers for Brod Joey Tinio’s family . The wife Lau is in ER (St Martin Hospital) ; his son Ari has pneumonia and Brod Perl who also lives with them has shortness of breath . His daughter is in Seattle. We have to send prayers to heaven to spare his family from Covid-19.

Vgd Juan SP Hidalgo Jr. '57

Sirs/Brods, It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of our senior brod, Vgd Juan SP Hidalgo Jr. '57 DIL last 23 October 2020 at 6:30pm. Wake is at Rosales,Pangasinan. Let us all pray for the repose of his soul.

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