We bade goodbye to our beloved “Tess” Maritess Salientes in an intimate evening tribute given by her friends at Iskwelahang Pilipino at the Bedford Town Hall on Saturday, September 28, 2013. She was a parent (to IP student, Samantha and Max), a volunteer, our music teacher and Caroling head master. She was a foodie, the most gracious host, and a beautiful woman inside and out. We were lucky to have had her join the IP Rondalla Concert in Manila, in July 4, 2013 at the Resorts World venue. It was her last gig with us. Paalam Tess. We love you.