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Date: October 25, 2021Posted by: Marionette Martinez

Last week, we featured graduates of our College of Nursing in the late 60’s and early 70’s who are making a difference in their chosen profession and in related advocacies. Today, we feature graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences from a different time, the 2000s.

St. Paul Manila did have graduates in the 60’s and 70’s who have made waves in the fields of art and culture, music, television, and theatre: to name a few, Cecile Guidote-Alvarez, founder of PETA; Baby Barredo (+), co-founder of Repertory Philippines; Charo Santos-Concio, former ABS-CBN President, singers Celeste Legaspi, Noemi Manikan, actress Sherry Lara. These younger alumnae we are featuring today are also making a difference in the field of communication, contributing to the advocacies of the Church and civil society, shaping the ideals of the youth, and serving the school through the Paulinian EDGE program.

Michelle Santo Tomas

Michelle is a painter and a sought-after events host. One of her latest hosting stints was for Days 2 and 3 of the Philippine Conference of the New Evangelization Year 8 with the theme, "Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission." The conference was a collaboration project with Pontifical Mission Societies Philippines, TV Maria, and RCAM-Commission on Mission.

Michelle shares: “Super blessed to be in the same zoom listening to a very perceptive keynote address, live, by 'the' Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, DD. Thank you TV Maria for the direction, and OPNE - Office for the Promotion of the New Evangelization for the opportunity to use this talent for the Church!”