Memorial Services for Joe Batto

By Romi Beza, Saturday, October 31st, 2015 12:36 am PST
Filed under: Corkboard

From Irvin Sevilla:

To those who would like to pay last respects, here’s Joe’s memorial schedule:

Friday November 6: Viewing 9a to 6p; Rosary prayer 6p to 9p @ Oak Hill Memorial 300 Curtner Ave., San Jose CA 95125

Saturday November 7: Mass 10a @ Holy Spirit Church 1200 Redmond Ave., San Jose CA 95120. Reception to follow. Location TBA.

Sunday November 8: Burial 11a @ Oak Hill Memorial 300 Curtner Ave., San Jose CA 95125.

Let us all continue to pray for Joe’s eternal rest.

Live Jesus in our hearts, forever!

Olives Tops 2014 Fil-Am Championship

By Romi Beza, Friday, October 30th, 2015 03:52 am PST
Filed under: DLS Greens

Sept. 20, 2014 — Enrique Olives picked-up from where he left-off at last month’s tournament by topping the DLSAANC’s annual golf fundraiser, the Fil-Am Championship, today at the par-71 Shadow Lakes golf course in Brentwood. Enrique shot an impressive 2 over par 73 to win lowest gross score — and Fil-Am champion — honors by a comfortable 6-stroke lead over runner-up Ron Riego de Dios. Enrique was actually just up by a stroke at the turn but put away Ron at holes # 15 to 16 where Enrique built a 4 stroke margin.

Thirty-two alumni and friends competed in this year’s tournament. Froi Lomotan’s net 67 edged the DLSAANC’s ever-supportive Atenean friend Sonny Ramirez by a stroke in Division A. Froi’s carpool was trophy-laden as his guest Rodel Hubilla’s net 65 was 3 strokes better than Mandy Rosales to ran away with Division B honors.

The complete (net) scores:

Low Gross / Fil-Am Champion

63     Enrique Olives

Division A

67     Froi Lomotan

68     Sonny Ramirez

69     Manny Noguera

70     Ron Riego de Dios, Clem Yu

71     Arnold Mercado

73     Bobby Panlasigue

74     Tom Consunji

76     Mike Manalo

77     Tony Colmenares

78     Manny Espinoza

79     Lou Madamba

81     Irvin Sevilla

Mari Valles

82     Romi Beza

Division B

65    Rodel Hubilla

68     Mandy Rosales

70     Dino Africa, Luther Jao

71     Nutsie Maloles

72     Joji Mercado

75     Rico Medina

77     Jun Rima, Jim Feyzbakhsh

80     Gilbert Talavera

88     Orly Mayor


1st     Michael Yambao

Chuck Samaniego

Ricky Ablaza

Tito Solis

Rey Movillion



Former DLSAANC President Jose L. Batto, Jr. (GS’52, HS’56, BSME’61) Passes On

By Romi Beza, Thursday, October 29th, 2015 08:14 am PST
Filed under: Headlines!

October 28, 2015 — Former DLSAANC President Jose L. Batto, Jr. (GS’52, HS’56, BSME’61) passed on early this morning after being rushed to the hospital by his son Jamie the previous night, when Joe complained of severe stomach pain. The cause turned out to be internal bleeding which the doctors unsuccessfully failed to cure leading to Joe’s untimely demise hours later.

Joe was among the senior alumni who were enlisted after Sonny Juico revived the association in 1982 after years of dormancy. Joe was particularly active in the outdoor activities — picnics, camping, rafting — but could wow them all as well with his moves on the dance floor. Joe eventually became president of the association in 1997 after several stints with the board of directors. A Lasallian throughout his school years, Joe continued to serve the association even after his 1997 term and attended the recent summer picnics at St. Mary’s College after surviving a bout with liver cancer, the same disease that his wife Helen Raimundo succumbed to in 2003.

We will miss you, Joe! Rest in peace!

DLSU Nov. 20 Newsletter: Rufino Campus Launched

By Romi Beza, Thursday, November 20th, 2014 12:54 am PST
Filed under: Headlines!


DLSAANC Christmas Party, December 13, 2014

By Irvin Sevilla, Sunday, October 26th, 2014 06:04 am PST
Filed under: Corkboard

When The Game Stands Tall — Part II

By Romi Beza, Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 01:28 am PST
Filed under: Corkboard

Done, Joe! I’ve corrected the original posting which was inadvertently attributed to Irvin. (more…)

10th Fil-Am Golf Championship on Sept. 20

By Irvin Sevilla, Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 01:52 pm PST
Filed under: Corkboard

When the Game Stands Tall

By Joe Batto, Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 06:21 am PST
Filed under: Corkboard

There is a very inspiring movie called “When the Game Stands Tall” that is currently showing in local theaters which may be of interest to La Salle students and alumni. It is based on the true story of the De La Salle High School football team in Concord and the coach that led them on an unbelievable 151-game winning streak from 1992 to 2004. By the way, their school colors are also green and white. (more…)

Olives Tames Tough Bridges Course

By Romi Beza, Saturday, August 16th, 2014 12:03 am PST
Filed under: DLS Greens

August 16, 2014 — Enrique Olives announced his return to DLS Greens competition with an emphatic 5-stroke victory over runner-up Manny Noguera at the challenging Johnny Miller-designed Bridges Golf Club in San Ramon. (more…)

Summer Picnic Held At SMC Again

By pepper, Sunday, July 27th, 2014 04:16 pm PST
Filed under: Headlines!

July 27, 2014 — The DLS Alumni Association of Northern California held its annual picnic at familiar grounds again — at the Justin Mitty Grove of the Saint Mary’s College in Moraga. President Irvin Sevilla (more…)