Memoirs of a Navy Brat





 Campus Personalities Who Rose To National Prominence




In the campus, I got to rub elbows with, or observed at close range, people who would later on crash into national prominence.

I  played evening basketball games with Jamil Lucman, to be known later as Commander Fox of the Bangsa Moro Army, at the Molave Residence Hall, the dormitory for male freshman students then. Edgar Aglipay, who became Chief of the Philippine National Police, was also a resident of the said dorm at that time.

Prominent campus figures and student leaders then were now Senators Miriam Defensor-Santiago, Dick Gordon, former Senate President Frank Drilon, and former presidential spokeman Gary Olivar. Now Senator Gringo Honasan, our most famous putschist, was my ROTC platoon mate, MP Company.

I were to meet former Solicitor General Frank Chavez and top Communist Party leader Eric Baculinao later on as my dorm mates at the Narra Residence Hall. Eric evaded arrest during martial law, fled to China, and I believe, finished a medical course there, and is now a doctor.

Former NEDA Secretary, CHED chairman, and SSS top honcho Romy Neri, and Senator Manny Villar and wife Congresswoman Cynthia Villar, were college mates.

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