Young Team of USTHS Alumni Gives Back to Alma Mater, Gets Prominent Feature in ‘Inquirer’
A nine-member team of UST High School alumni from Batch 1999 were recently featured in the Philippine Daily Inquirer as part of the national broadsheet’s ongoing “Tales of the City” series.
The feature, written by Julie M. Aurelio and which appeared in the Inquirer’s December 12, 2010, issue—specifically on the Metro section, pages A23 and A24—was about the DX Foundation Inc. and its founding officers and members, who had known each other for the last 15 years ever since they were USTHS students.
The Foundation is led by Jelson Capilos, a college instructor and a trained public speaker who is also DX Foundation’s President.
With him in the month-old Foundation are antivirus computer engineer and Foundation Treasurer Roberto Tayag, high school teacher and Foundation Auditor Paul John Bautista, software engineer Gregory Bacolod, nurses Donnie Ray Aguilar and Myn Aprille Flesche, IT expert Adrienn Apalisoc, high school teacher Frederick Roy Manubay, and Jayson Abdon, who is a hotel chain’s team manager.
The DX Foundation’s main thrust is to give inspirational talks and training programs for teachers and students for free. This includes their very own Alma Mater, UST High School, where they recently spoke to the senior students about which college courses to take and possible career choices.
As Jelson told Ms. Aurelio, “We thought that instead of just meeting for fun, why not do something worthwhile? And since some of us are into public speaking, we thought of doing something along that line.”

The article quotes Roberto as saying, “Every time we [in the DX Foundation] see each other, it’s as if we are back in high school. Nothing has changed much. I can’t see myself not being with friends whose company I enjoy more and with whom I can work together for a cause.”
Kudos to Jelson, Roberto, Paul John, Gregory, Donnie Ray, Myn Aprille, Adrienn, Frederick Roy and Jayson! Your Alma Mater and fellow USTHS alumni are very proud of you!

All of you are proof positive that we USTHS alumni jUST can’t get enough of HIGH SCHOOL!