Alyssa Louise A. Uy, Φ2017, Class 2021
Sisses from all over celebrated together 48 years of excellence, leadership, service and sisterhood in Grand Sis Night, held at the Blue Leaf Filipinas last December 18, 2017. It was a night filled with laughter, joy and love.
The hosts for the night were Stephanie Paige Cruz Abellera, Φ2017 Class 2021 and Janel Rae Ferrer Verceles, Φ2015 Class 2019 who warmly welcomed the sisses through the Sorority video brimming with Phi Love. Soon after, the Superior Sister Exemplar, Natasha Bernadine Guytingco Abela, Φ2013 Class 2018 delivered the opening remarks. Delicious buffet dinner was served by Red Chef while being serenaded by the newest batch, PHIreflies Ф2017, with their songs “Just the way you are” and “The Climb”.
After the dinner, recap of the year’s Caritas events, Phi’s brand of sustainable service, was presented by Louise Seiko Villanueva Hashimoto, Φ2016 Class 2020, in behalf of Sister Caritas, Gianne Rosales Pagulayan, Φ2016 Class 2020. Shortly after, the InPHInite video was shown followed by short message by the Sister Prior, Ana Beatrice de Vera Constantino, Φ2016 Class 2020. Our dear sisses from Class 2017 were inducted into the Phi Lambda Delta Alumni Association led by Dr. Aileen Rhona Aliga Apolinario-Dualan, Φ1987 Class 1992. The Silver Jubilarians, a fine batch of lady doctors, were introduced through a heartwarming video they prepared for everyone – living testaments of our core values of excellence, leadership, service and sisterhood throughout the years.
Maria Inez Banson Herbosa, Φ2016 Class 2020, Sister Amica, led the induction rites of PHIreflies. To cap off the night, the sisses gathered into a circle and sang the Phi Lambda Delta song.