A group picture of the MSAT Batch 78 Steering Committee taken at the Ancestral House of the Dulay Clan of Marikina Valley near the Shoe Museum in the enclave poblacion of the city.
The 2010 presidential elections is still far,yet this early, people from all walks of life are already thinking of the next president. Anyone form among Noli de Castro and Bayani Fernando of Lakas-CMD; Mar Roxas and Francis Pangilinan of LP; Manny Villar and Dick Gordon of NP; Ping Lacson, Jinggoy Estrada and Jojo Binay of GO will end up as the president and vice-president of the Philippines in 2010.
One of the candidates whose snowballing popularity with silent majority is so eminent is Bayani Fernando. People like him for being straight, genuinely pro poor, and with political will. He is an enigma to lots of Filipinos all over the country. He solved the mess that was Marikina, he saved Metro Manila from decadence... he can save the country.
Bayani Fernando is so pupular that the Marikina News Bayani Fernando for President website is now visited by 2,325,354 viewers as of December 10, 2007, as per Google cache count with around 6000 visitors daily. If you type Bayani Fernando for President in Google Search, there are 12,900 entries.
One of the groups who are into the Bayani Fernando For President bandwagon is the MSAT Batch 78. When this group held their tenth year reunion in 1988, their guest speaker was a struggling local politician of Marikina by the name of Engr. Bayani Fernando.
Now, with most of each members fully stablished in their own fields, MSAT Batch 78, is again in the forefront in the banwagon for Bayani Fernando - this time as president of the Philippines.
Here are some selected excerpts from the Family.Com website of MSAT Batch 78:
Mga kasama, dumating si Vice Mayor Marion Andres nung xmas party natin sa bahay...nagpledge ng isang litson, medyo ayos ang pagkakadiskarte ng presiding officer na si Fortune. Si Neya kasi, masakit ang throat, hindi makapag preside, may sinasabi si doctora Joy Samson kung bakit sumakit, kaya lang unprintable....bakit kaya?Maganda palang gimmick to ha... maimbita nga si Eddie Gil sa susunod na meeting.Sus ginuo, apat na litson baboy at isang litson baka ang mga pledges, hindi kaya mahinog tayo tayo nito ng wala sa oras... kaya sinuggest na yung pledge ni Nelia Calimotan na litson baboy eh iconvert na lang sa alak... ok naman kay Nelia.Mas ok kay Norrel at Jerry Pareja.
1. dinala na ni pinsan Maribel yung leaflets about our reunion. pinamigay na sa lahat.
2. dumating si si Ed Corpus at tinanggap ang pisition na Souveneer Program Editor - In - Chief, Joey, wala na tayong problem.
3. Ginampanan ni Fortune ang papel na chief sponsor na sumagot ng dinner, cash raffle prizes, fundador, beer, softdrinks. Sya rin ang gumanap na chief presiding officer at chief entertainer..lumaban ng videokee kay Nelia...score nya 85 si Nelia 88 (pareng Forts, pang rumble lang yata linya natin). May speaking engagement lang sa Rotary kaya umalis ng mga 4pm...president sya dun eh.
4. Si newly elected kagawad Noel Montoya, lahat daw sasagutin nya... lahat ng tanong natin, susubukan nyang sagutin.
5.Si Maribel pala, dinala na rin yung Shoeland, naka imbak na dito sa homebase natin.
6. Gagawin na rin yung streamer, ni Maribel...financed by Fortune.
7. Dinala ni Redoni yung suggested meno sa reunion. sabi ng grupo, alisin na yung baboy at baka dahil sobra sobra na yung pledge...medyo bababa na presyo therefore ng menu..
8. Pagka alis ng lahat, naiwan kami nina Norrel, Ed, Gerry Barcelona, Gerry Pareja at Redoni... nagbrainstorming kami over two bottles of fundador at half case of beer. lahat napag usapan... ang lumabas na isang idea is dapat maraming programmed activities sa reunion para hindi boring...may D.I para lahat magsayawan... may videokee para kung sinong gustong magpasiklab sa pagkanta ng My Way at Pitong Gatang eh pwede... maraming parlor games... may misa...at may night out para kung sinong mabitin... sa labas na lang ituluy. Sabi namin kay Ed na tumutok sya sa pagpapaganda nga program with his experience in Ateneo.
9. Napag usapan rin namin yung Bayani Fernando for President. Pinakita ko sa batch na dumating ng maaga ang "Marikina News - Bayani Fernando for President" website na meron ng 2.3 Million visitors as now, based on Google count. MSAT Batch 78 controls Marikina News..thru me and Joey and Neya. Si Fortune naman, which is married to a Fernando, will adopt BF in his batch at the National Police Academy. Nadiscuss ko na to kay Mayor Marides Fernando.
By the way...Good boy na si Norrel...