MC/MI Alumni Scribe / History
Formerly Meycauayan Institute
Meycauayan, Bulacan

Meycauayan College/Meycauayan Institute
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Administration Scribe/ School History

  • Meycauayan Institute was established in 1925- the first private high school in the municipality. Founded by a few civic-oriented citizens, the Meycauayan Institute conceived in the ideals of service and dedication to the moral, spiritual, cultural and educational upliftment of the youth in the field of secondary education. Instructions then were held in an old residential house in the heart of the town. There were around a hundred students then with only about four or five teachers. As it graduated the first thirteen students in 1929, a six room building was constructed in its present site. Then a ten-room building was added. Then a 24-room building.

  • Photos of the original founder of MC/MI (courtesy of MC AlumNews):

    Meycauayan College/Meycauayan Instiute Founders

  • The Meycauayan Institute was the vision of a great man- Rev. Gregorio O. Fernando who was the first president of the board of trustees. Rev. Fernando devoted his youthful sagacity towards the upliftment of MI. His efforts were complemented by a relatively young MI teacher who had just arrived from the US after finishing her BSE at Columbia University. She was Miss Garcia (English and Literature teacher). She eventually joined the MI founder in holy wedlock.

  • Minutes of the First Meeting Held in 1925:

    The first meeting for the purpose of establishing a private secondary school in Meycauayan was held in the residence of Jose Penas in Meycauayan Bulacan, Aprl 9th, at 9:30 A.M. and the following were present: Jose Penas, Andres Dulatas, and Gregorio Fernando.

    By the votes of Jose Penas and Andres Dulatas, Gregorio Fernando was elected Chairman.

    By the votes of Jose Penas and Gregorio Fernando, Andres Dulatas was elected secretary.

    By the votes of Andres Dulatas and Gregorio, Jose Penas was elected Treasurer.

    Moved by Jose Penas and seconded by Andres Dulatas that private secondary school with the name Meycauayan Academy be established in Meycauayan - Carried.

    Moved by Jose Penas and seconded by Andres Dulatas that an initial capital of one thousand pesose (P1,000.00) be raised thru sale of ten peso shares to members. - Carried.

    Moved by Andres Dulatas and seconded by Jose Penas that we extend our invitation to other citizens of the town to join this movement - Carried.

    Moved by Jose Penas and seconded by Andres Dulatas that the committee creates relationship with President Apolinario delos Santos of the University of Manila and look into the possibility of making Meycauayan Academy a branch of the Manila University - Carried.

    Moved by Andres Dulatas and seconded by Jose Penas that the next meeting be held in the same place (Penas' residence) on April 19, 1925 at 3:30 P.M. - Carried.

    Moved by Andres Dulatas and seconded by Jose Penas that the meeting be adjourned - Carried.

    Approved:

    Andres Dulatas
    Secretary

    Approved:
    Gregorio O. Fernando
    Chairman

  • Mr. Justo Ramos was the third MI Director chosen by Rev Fernando. He was a former division superintendent of public schools. He was one of the first group of Filipino pensionados sent to the US by our government. The third MI director was a voluble talker who was at home in any one of the three languages he spoke. Students listened to his lively “lectures” with avid interest. He was a native of Calumpit, Bulacan. Mr. Justo Ramos was married to the former Miss Domingo Baquiran of Saluysoy, Meycauayan. Their home was blessed with eleven children, the tenth, incidentally, is Mrs. Esperanza Ramos Floro, who teaches in the school whose history is inseparable from geniuses of the men who firmed up its foundation.

  • The first graduation exercise at MI was held on March 23, 1929. Thirteen students (known as "The 13 Pioneers") – six boys and seven girls  - received their diplomas from the Director of the school: stocky , bespectacled, energetic Justo Ramos. It was this man who, with the pioneer trustees of MI, gave the institute a sense of poise and a firmer foothold during the first few years that it had to keep both ends meet.  The pioneers were Adela Ahorro (now Mrs. Nicdao), Rose Nellie Ramos (now Mrs. Pineda), Maria Manapat (now Mrs. Duran), Zoila Jusayan (now Mrs. Fernando), Rafael (Paeng)  Pilares, Agripino Galvez, Saturnina Bautista, Delfina Termulo de Jesus, Feliza Arguelles (who became Mrs. Bulanadi), Faustino Gallego, Fausto Abacan, Juan Dazo, and Francisca Prodon.

    First graduates of Meycauayan Institute

  • Juan Dazo of Class 1929 was the first class valedictorian of MI. While, Maria Manapat (now Mrs. Duran) was the first class salutatorian.

  • From 1929 to 2004, the Meycauayan Institute has graduated 35,223 alumni, who have assumed their respective position in their chosen fields in education, business, industry, and other facets of work.

  • Senior sections' naming convention by letters A, AB, B, etc. with corresponding titles like crusaders, hopefuls of tomorrow, triumphant seniors etc was replaced by names of heroes (mabini, bonifacio, rizal, etc) in 1976. Many of the teachers then believed that the change was done to constantly remind the students of the greatness of our heroes who should be their role model.

  • June 1977 - the permits to offer the first year curricular offerings for Bachelor of Science in Education, Bachelor of Science in Commerce, and Bachelors of Arts (AB) were approved.

  • The following are some of the stats regarding the creation of the MI College Level Department (1977):

    • Meycauayan Institute College level started with Mrs. Simplicia Valencia as the Officer-in-Charge.

    • Mrs. Floro was behind the idea of having M.I. to put up a college level.

    • Mr. Fidelino Barrientos became the first Registrar/Cashier.

    • The College level then started at 5:00P.M.with 37 students.

    • Dr. Soledad Gelena Barrientos is the first dean of the MC college department (1977)

  • Some of the pioneer professors/instructors of MC college are: Mr. Herminio Rubio, Mr. Gualberto Ocampo - science, Mrs. Trinidad Villarico, Mrs. Victoria Cortez, Carmelita Abano, Arthur Valencia, Mercedes Orozco English, Donna Mislang - Math., Dr. Dante G. Guevarra - Political Science, Julita Cayanan Punzalan - Math, Mrs. Javier, Elsa Pena Roberto - Engilsh, and Evelyn Gregorio - math.

  • The Meycauayan Institute was renamed Meycauayan College in 1980.

  • The first graduation of college was held in May 1981.

    first graduates of MC College

  • Wilfredo Galang and Leonila P Reyes Bayudan, who took the November 1981 Certified Public Accountant Board Exams, were the pioneer accountants of Meycauayan College. They belonged to MC Class 1981, the first graduates of MC College Department.
  • From 1981 to 2004, the College Department has graduated 4,422 alumni and produced certified public accountants and license teachers.

  • The Department of Education, Culture and Sports granted the permit to Meycauayan College to open its Child Study Center in 1985. Consequently, the Elementary Department was established.

  • The tertiary level, new courses were added - Bachelor in Elementary Education (1987) and Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (1990), to replace BSC major in Accounting. In 1991, Banking and Finance Course was changed to Financial Management.

  • In 1993, Master of Arts in Education major in Psychology, English, Mathematics, Administration and Supervision, Physical Education and Educational Management was offered to cater the growing demands for higher education.

  • In the era of modern technology, the college applied to open Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) and was granted permission by the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) in 1995. In the year 2003, the College offered Associate in Computer Technology, a two-year course in the field of Computer.

  • April of 2008, the Revised and Ladderized Curriculum of BSCS was approved.

  • October 2008, the CHED gave the Government Recognition to operate BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT. Government Permit was also granted to MEYCAUAYAN COLLEGE to operate the First and Second Year Levels of of the BACHELOR OF SCIENCE in TRAVEL MANAGEMENT program.

Do you know that ...

  • Jose J. Santiago, MI Batch '49, was the 1st Placer in the 1954 Mechanical Engineering Board Exams.

  • Eleuteria A. Villarico (now Liberman) , MI Batch '55, was the 1st Placer in the 1962 Chemistry Board Exams.

  • Greg Mendoza, MI Batch '63, was 4th Placer in the 1969 Architectural Board Exams.

  • Eduardo R. Duque, MI Batch '63, was 10th Placer in the 1968 Chemical Engineering Board Exams.

  • Delfin Zafra, MI Batch '65, was 9th Placer in the 1972 Civil Engineering Board Exams.

  • Lilian Linsangan, MI Batch '66, was 7th Placer in the 1981 Certified Public Accountant Board Exams.

  • Menardo L. Guevarra, MI Batch '70 was the 2nd Placer in the 1985 Bar Exams.

  • Herminia Guevarra Morales, MI Batch '75 was the 8th Placer in the 1979 Physical Theraphy Board Exams .

  • Ariel M. Porca, MC Batch '84, was the 1st Placer in the 1990 Registered Architect Board Exams.

  • Maria Michelle S. Sullera, MC Batch '89, was the 1st Placer in the 1995 Chemical Engineering Board Exams.

  • Raquel Montalbo , MC HS Class 1994 and MC Class 1998, was 6th Placer in the 1999 Certified Public Accountant Board Exams.

MC/MI Beauty

  • 1997 Miss Asia Pacific Sheryll Moraga

    Got the ff. Special Awards
    Ms. Cremesilk Beautiful Hair
    Ms. Friendship
    Ms. Photogenic
    Ms. Talent

MC/MI Faculty Scribe

  • 1963 - 1965 Miss Amelia Gatdula, Mrs. Adela Nicdao, Miss Aurora Ramos, Mrs. Pilarita Rosales, Mr. Benito Pilongo, Miss Estrellita Tandiama, Miss Zenaida Marcelino, Mrs. Fe Villarico, Miss Leonora Duran, Mrs. Herminia Barazon, Miss Pacita Fuentes, Miss Priscilla Eugenio, Mrs. Zenaida Sumulong, Miss Angelina de Guzman, Mr. Democrito Cari, Miss Angelina Evangelista, Mrs. Teodora Pilongo, Mrs Ceferina Tecson, Mrs. Frances San Miguel, Miss Nieves Cruz, Miss Paz Belza, Mr. Herminio Rubio, Mrs. Ursula Urian, Mr. Antonio Sales, Miss Felicidad Salvador, Miss Elena Ipapo, Miss Corazon Duran, Miss Isabelita Quiambao, Miss Erlinda Sarmiento, Miss Conchita Rivero, Mrs. Espernza Floro, Miss Aurora Ovenson, Miss Silvestra Roy, Miss Carmelita Abano, Miss Mahinhin T. Roberto, Miss Teodora Belza, Mrs. Rosario B. Guzman, Mrs. Agripina I. Bernardo, Miss Fortunata S. Lim, Miss Aida Palencia, Miss Beatriz Sarmiento, Mrs. Teresita U. Lim, Mrs. Teodora Floro. Mrs. Iluminada Beltran, Miss Elma Ambatali, Miss Fe Villarico, Miss Erlinda Bautista, Mrs Esperanza Floro, MIss Erlinda Barranda, and Mrs. Encarnacion Aguillon.

  • Mrs. Adelaida Lucero was the MI Directress in 1965.

MI Class 1965 SCRIBE

  • MI Class 1965 started in June, 1961. The class was composed of 378 young boys and girls. The Class came from families from Meycauayan and various neighboring towns and barrios: from the south - Valenzuela, Malinta and Malanday; from the north - Marilao, Bocaue, Lolomboy, Sta. Maria, and Balagtas: from west – Calvario, Saluysoy and nearby communities; from the east – Malhacan. They were assigned to eight sections. Aside from alphanumeric sectioning, the sections were given names for identification: "the crusaders", "hopefuls of tomorrow", "future builders", "goal seekers", "knowledge seekers", "the pillars", "torch bearers" and "triumphant seniors".

  • Freshman Year (1961-62)

    We were led to the wonderful world of imagination by our teachers in Literature: Miss Pacita Fuentes, Miss Isabelita Quiambao and Mrs. Ursula Urian. They taught us the correct use of the different parts of speech. They corrected our errors in grammar. Miss Paz Belza was the keyholder of the world of Pilipino literature. She opened the world to the students and let them see its beauty. At the same time, she proved to the students that not because they were speaking Tagalog dialect they did not need to take Pilipino. She corrected our errors in grammar. Mrs. Concepcion Ocampo, our freshmen’s teacher in Advanced Arithmetic, taught us to be thrifty and to save money in the bank. As young scientists, we were taught to develop critical thinking and find enjoyment in experimenting with the patient guidance of Mrs. Zenaida Castro Sumulong. The girls were taught to make beautiful center pieces and doilies by Mrs. Teresita Lim. The boys learned to make beautiful bags, baskets, trays, and flower bases out of rattan through the supervision of Mr. Antonio Sales. During the Physical Education period the girls were under Miss Carmelita Abano, while the boys were under Mr. Benito Pilongo for the Preparatory Military Training (PMT).

  • Sophomore Year (1962-63)

    We learned and understood our country’s history and government under Miss Angelina de Guzman. We, who were accustomed to the science of numbers, were puzzled when we touched the science of equations. At first, some could be seen knitting their eyebrows, while others gazed with open mouths as our teachers explained the lesson. Thanks to our patient teachers Mrs. Ceferina Tecson, Mr. Rene Bustamante, Miss Ramos, Miss Teodora Belza, and Miss Zenaida Marcelino, we soon learned to solve equations by ourselves. We learned the story of Florante at Laura of Francisco Balagtas and we were able to discover the hidden meaning behind this ballad through the explanation of Mrs. Esperanza Floro. We continued our imaginary tour in the world of Literature, guided by our dear teacher, Mr. Herminio Rubio. We were able to get moral lessons from the poems and selections we read and we learned to value even the things considered small and worthless by others. We came to learn more and more about science, and we became more aware of the world around us by the help of our cute teacher, Miss Estrellita Tandiama. Under Mrs. Encarnacion Aguillon, we, the girls, learned the art of dressmaking. The boys learned the art of drawing and making designs under Mr Rene Samonte.

  • Junior Year (1963-64)

    We had a hard time studying our lessons because our we had heavier academic load. Our knowledge about equations was advanced by our talented teacher Miss Priscila Eugenio. We were introduced to the science of measurement and reasoning by Mrs. Pilarita Rosales. We learned how to draw up logical conclusions. Miss Quiambao and Miss Eugenio introduced us to the English and American writers. We read the great works of the great writers. For the first time, we were taught how to use microscope. We were able to learn more about our government. We were trained to become more accurate observers. These things were taught to us by Misses Silvestra Roy and Linda Sarmiento. We were able to have an imaginative tour of the Orient and the United States with Mrs. Agripina Bernardo as our captain. We learned the customs, tradition, culture and civilization of the different countries in the orient. We also learned moral lessons and good principles in life from the lives of great men we had studied. The study of Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere made us more well-informed about our country’s history during the Spanish time and we were able to learn and understand the ideas and principles of Rizal personified by Crisostomo Ibarra. We were made to understand this novel fully through the explanations of Misses Conchita Rivero and Nieves Cruz. Economic terms which would be a part of our life in the future were defined and explained to us by Miss Aurora Ovenson. Through her, we understood our present economic condition.

  • Senior Year (1964-65)

    We had heard that Physics was a hard subject. It was really hard, but our beloved teachers Misses Beatriz Sarmiento and Angelina Evangelista tried to help us understand the laws and principles involved in it. They also taught us to be accurate in doing things, especially in solving problems. Our English teachers, Miss Mahinhin Roberto, Mrs. Rosario Guzman, Miss Barranda, and Mrs. Villaruel taught us the literature of the world and we also learned from them how to travel the whole world by means of our imagination. We learned the development of the civilization of the world from the Old Stone Age to the modern times. We studied more and more lives of great men of the world. And our dear teachers, Mrs. Agripina Bernardo and Miss Angelina de Guzman told us that we would like them if we would follow their good ideas and principles in life. We came across Rizal’s second novel, El Filibusterismo. It was really hard to understand this novel, but we learned to appreciate it through the explanations of our talented teachers in Pilipino, Miss Teodora Belza and Mrs. Beltran who had explained to us the important passages and quotations in it. We also learned from them more and more about Pilipino Literature and Grammar. Some of us took up Social Life under Miss Isabelita Quiambao while the others majored mathematics under Mrs. Herminia Barazon. We invaded the world of Spanish Literature with Senorita Palencia as our leader and through her, were able to learn to read and write Spanish. The girls met a new P.E. instructress, Miss Elma Ambatali, while the boys were under Mr. Benito Pilongo.

  • After four long years, we were declared graduates in May, 1965. The commencement address was given by Mr. Leon O Ty, Editor and Publisher, "The Examiner". As a man of wisdom and experience, he was imparting to us how to learn to make a living and to learn how to live. And if only we were listening.

Early 1960s Memory Lane

  • Politics

    We had lessons in local government. The impression from the book was that the government was a well-oiled machinery in attaining its goals. Diosdado Macapagal led the Liberal Party to victory in 1961 to the tune of "Happy Days are Here Again". He succeeded Carlos P. Garcia. He served up to 1965. He sought to expand the country’s ties to its Asian neighbors, implement domestic reform programs, and develop and diversify the economy. He fought to stimulate economic development by floating the currency at the free exchange market. His reform efforts were, however, blocked by the Nacionalistas who dominated the House of Representatives and the Senate.

    Additionally, we were introduced to nationalism at his term though. In 1962, the official Independence Day was changed from July 4 to June 12, commemorating the date of independence declared by General Emilio Aguinaldo in 1898.

    World politics and events, however, gave us lessons on display of arrogance of the superpowers. On the early dark of the morning of Sunday, August 13th, 1961 East German and Russian soldiers started rolling out barbed wire barriers (later replaced by masonry wall) between East and West Berlin, which stood there for almost three decades till November, 1989. Berlin Wall became the symbol of division of power between the East and West countries.

    In 1962, then President John F. Kennedy issued an ultimatum to Russia to remove their missiles in Cuba. Watch this response from Premier Nikita Khruschev in his letter to President Kennedy on October 24, 1962:

    “You, Mr. President, are not declaring quarantine, but rather issuing an ultimatum, and you are threatening that if we do not obey your orders, you will then use force. Think about what you are saying! And you want to persuade me to agree to this! What does it mean to agree to these demands? It would mean for us to conduct our relations with other countries not by reason, but by yielding to tyranny. You are not appealing to reason; you want to intimidate us…No, Mr. President, I cannot agree to this, and I think that deep inside, you will admit that I am right.”

    The nations of the world prayed that the game of the superpowers would not lead to World War III. There was sigh of relief when finally Russia succumbed to pressure and removed the missiles.

    John F Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 during our sophomore year. Lyndon Johnson was sworn in to become the next president of the United States. Eventually, his administration was got tangled and thrown in the quagmire of issues related to Vietnam War. Rallies and demonstrations disturbed the tranquility of the streets in the US and even here in the Philippines in the 1960s. In Russia, Nikita Khruschev was overthrown in 1964 and replaced by Leonid Brezhnev. Before our eyes, we saw this history in the making.

    Economy

    From 1946 to 1962, indigenous manufacturers were given a chance to develop their industries without facing crippling competition from US firms. We blew that chance. No basic industrial infrastructure was developed. During our sophomore year in 1962, "the policy of import control was terminated by newly elected President Macapagal who, at the behest of the USA and the International Monetary Fund, eliminated import controls and encouraged foreign investment and participation in the Philippine economy. As a result of these policies, a number of indigenous manufacturing concerns went into liquidation and were taken over by multinational firms". So we saw how management of our natural resources were taken over by foreign companies.

    Literary Art

    Literary art was shaped by different writers/critiques in the early 1960s- Lina Flor, Petronilo Bn. Daroy, Leopoldo Yabes. Genoveva Edroza, Teodoro Agoncillo, and Clodualdo del Mundo. In one way or the other, we got the feel of these writings as we were told to read and report on Philippine news and articles from The Manila Times, Herald, Daily Bulletin, Sunday Times Magazine, Philippine’s Free Press, The Examiner, and Graphics. We did find time too to read Liwayway magazine and others Tiktik. Actually, we were not so interested with these heavy stuffs and we would rather prefer reading Kenkoy Komiks, and American hero comics like Superman, Batman and Robin, The Lone Ranger, Spiderman, Wonder Woman, and Supergirl. Apparently, while indulging in this activity, we developed the love and penchant for American comic heroes.

    Cultural Shows

    From August 18, 1961 to August 18, 1962, the Bayanihan Philippine Dance Group gave a total of 316 performances in 129 cities in the United States, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Israel, Canada and Japan. Their mission then was to preserve and promote Philippine culture through presentation of folk dance and music.

    Movies

    There was no fitting description of the movie world in 1961-65. 1960s, particularly, the late era, was seen as the decline of Philippine movies. Old guards of Filipino movies – like Efren Reyes Sr, Johnny Monteiro, Tony Marzan, Rogelio de la Rosa, Armando Goyena, Ric Rodrigo – were giving way to a new generation of swashbuckling leading men. Most of the newcomers were members of the Lo’ Waist Gang, among them Fernando Poe Jr., Joseph Estrada, Zaldy Zhornack, Bod Soler, and the Salvadors.

    Separately, these young actors appeared in movies that dealt with the fast life in urban Manila and its gamut of gang wars, neighborhood rumbles, crime syndicates, and smuggled contraband. To many of us, we started to dress up like them – the low waisted jeans with a leather belt, a collared plain shirt, and leather boots.

    Some of the running movies then were: Fernando Poe Jr. as Daniel Barrion and Intramuros 1964, and Sigaw ng Digmaan 1963. Joseph Estrada played lead role in – Asiong Meets Alembong 1961; Moises Padilla 1961; Asiong Salonga – 1961; Barilan sa Pugad Lawin 1963. Nida Blanca and Nestor de Villa were partners in Gulo Kung Gulo 1962. Rosemarie Sonora starred in Mga Batang Iskwater, 1964.

    Our lessons in the classroom about Dr Jose Rizal were further strengthened by the showing of Gerry de Leon’s Noli Me Tangere in 1961 and El Felibusterismo in 1962.

    We wished to note that among local actors we had was the late actor Lauro Delgado of Bundukan, Bocaue, Bulacan. From Bunlo, Bocaue was the late Bruno Punzalan (real name-Santiago Agapito), the meanest looking villain ever in Philippine movies but a very kind-hearted person. His son, Reynaldo Agapito, is a member of MI Class 65. We used to see him chatting with friends in a small sari-sari store in Bocaue along MacArthur Highway.

    The more famous foreign films during the period were: Joseph L. Mankiewicz film Cleopatra (1963), filmed on location in Rome that paired the legendary Elizabeth Taylor as the Queen of Egypt and future husband Richard Burton as Marc Antony; The Longest Day (1963), an all-star re-creation of the events surrounding D-Day. The Sound of Music (1965); Lawrence of Arabia (1962); and Doctor Zhivago (1965), a sweeping romantic/historical drama adapted from Boris Pasternak's Nobel Prize-winning novel of the days of Russia's Civil War .

    Music

    Adding nostalgia to all the memories inside and outside of school, several memorable songs were played in the radios and parties. Do you remember these favorite songs being played in the 1960s - If I had My Way, I Am Sitting On Top of the World, Happy Days Are Here Again, By The Light of the Silvery Moon, When I Fall In Love, Crazy, Moon River, Unforgettable, Fly Me To The Moon, Ebb Tide, Goodnight Irene, If I Give My Heart To You, You’re My Everything, Secret Love, Arrivederci Roma, Getting To Know You, Climb Every Mountain, and Hey Jude?

    Internationally, in 1961, Elvis Presley started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with Something For Everybody, his sixth US No.1 album. In 1965, The Rolling Stones started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with Out Of Our Heads. Just as we were leaving MI in 1965, we witnessed the slow but eventual meteoric rise of The Beatles composed of Paul, John, George and Ringo.


Pictorial Scribe

Seven Old Meycauayan Academy/Meycauayan Instiute Photos from 1920's to 1960's
Courtesy of MC AlumNews, the MC/MI alumni official newsletter.



Meycauayan Institute - 1950


Meycauayan Institute - 1971


Meycauayan College - 2002


Meycauayan College - 2005


MC Annex Quadrangle 2003


MC Annex 2003

Pictures above were taken from the MC Website

MI Images Circa 1959-1965
(Sketches and captions by Architect Greg Mendoza MI'63)
(click images to view enlarged version)

MI Circa 1959-1965

Meycauayan Institute main building, left. Built in the 1920s, it was a single story and u-shaped structure. It had an inner courtyard, an excellent venue for school programs, assemblies, and other activities. Graduations were always held there. Later on, that open space was covered to house the library.

The first annex, right. A two-story building and a basketball court with adjoining stage rose on the south side of the school compound in the 1950s. It was connected to the main building by a covered walked. The Home Economics building fronting the MacArthur highway, as I was told, used to be the residence of a certain Gen. Ongpauco of Banga. Turing Erana ran the carinderia at the northwest corner.

The ex-owner of the Home Economics building was the original owner of Barrio Fiesta restaurant in QC and was a former leader of the guerilla force that fought the Japanese army in Meycauayan. Some of the teachers of the early MI were American teachers or "Thomasites".  (Source: Atty. Percy DePedro of Saluysoy, a former MI student in the late 1940s.)

An imposing acacia tree spread its leaves and branches over the students who were kept busy by vocational projects only Mr Antonio Sales could dream of. The outhoses had antedated the main building.

The main building viewed from the west. Framed by flaming caballero trees on summer days, it was quite a sight as you look out from the capiz-shaped windows of our and second year classrooms.

The covered walk that connected the main building and the two-storey annex. A wooden replica of the Eiffel tower that had adorned the Parisian gala dance of Meycauayan's Epsilon Alpha was kept as a campus landmark.

Two other carinderias where we could eat lunch: Aling Elang's and Dandy's.

East of the Home Economics building was a school supply store-cum-carinderia ran by the Pilongos. It was an excellent lunchtime and after-class hangout; food was cheap.

 


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Meycauayan College High School Annex


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Meycauayan College Chapel


MC Garden


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Crucifix Made by National Artist Eduardo Castrillo


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