Name: Marlyn Macabenta
Address: Satellite Beach, Florida, U.S.A
Date: nov 9,03
It's nice to be back again and checked whats the latest at your Website. I been gone and out of the Country for a
month. We went to Germany, France and Austria for a Vacation and what a
beautiful Country. I meet a lot of Filipino over there and it make me realize na
kahit saan sulok ng Bansa may makikita tayong mga kababayan natin. Kaya Mabuhay
ang Filipino!!! Kumusta ang mga kamag-anak at pamilya ko diyan sa Bangon
Pinabacdao Samar I hope all of you are doing well...God Bless.....
Your Kindred Spirit,
Name: Stacey Kay D. Cardoso
Address: door 2 Apostol Boarding Haus, Pawing, Palo, Leyte 6501,
Hi there! I'm studying here in Tacloban. I
just learned about this and O think its great! I'm proud we have this. At least
we have something special. Keep up the good work.
Name: Armi Avila-Kugler
Address: Vancouver, Canada
Date: November 8,2003
OMIGOSH!!! Congratulations! This is trully
amazing. Keep up the good work, guys! Anyway, I'd like to say "hi!" to all Pipol
in Calbiga. Kumusta kabayan! Miss ko na an salog. Ha!ha!ha! Hello to my Bacsal
family. My best regards to my Batchmates in Calbiga central elem school
especially to Corazon Quinay.
Hope to see you all soon! God Bless.
Kon hin-o an mayda tape han kanta nga "Balud"
(Cielo Tibe) nga intresado igbaligya ha akon, palihug pag-email hini nga
Mahidlaw na hin duro panmati hin nga kanta.
Nabalos ako dayon hiton e-mails.
Name: Carmen Lavilla
Address: Elmhurst, NY 11373, U.S.A
Date: October 30, 2003
Kun may-ada makabasa hini nga mensahe, nagbibiling ako hin mga kasangkayan nga
waraynon didi ha New York City. Kun puwede la e email ako. Madanay mamingaw gad
salit karuyag ko makipagsosyalan hit akon igkasi waraynon... Panawagan ini...
Salamat nga damo.
Name: Engr. Donald N.
Address: Cultural Center of the Philippines
Date: October 29, 2003
MABUHAY KITA NGA TANAN!!!!!
SUPORTAHAN TA INI.... PARA HA ATON, HA IRA, HA MGA BISITA, NGAN HA BUGUS NGA
I just want to say hello to everybody, and especially for villahanon.. Hello to Chris Cabuenos, hope everything is just fine with you.
Name: Yolando C. Machate
Address: Philippine Embassy, BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
Date: October 24, 2003
Hello!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Any body from SSPC batch 1982-1983 please contact at my email address. saan
naba kayo ngayon.
Name: Beth Sizemore
Address: Diamond Bar, Ca 91765, U.S.A.
Date: Oct. 24, 2003
Kumusta na kamo nga mga Catbaloganon. Is anybody looking at this message board
from the class of 1971 Samar Regional School of Fisheries? Please respond, or
Name: vendi liporad
Address: abu dhabi
Date: oct. 21, 2003
Eventhough i'm not a native from samar i'm happy upon knowing this website and
reaching whatever happens in our country..actually i'm from leyte
Name: Alicia Hermosura
Address: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Date: 17 Oct 03 , Fri
Hi mga Catbaloganon. Ray good you're back up, I was really happy to see your
forum is up and running again. Its like I've been away from Catbalogan forever.
So I miss all my friends there. I miss the kinilaw nga isda padisan han
bilanghoy. Is anyone from the class of 69 , Samar High , out there ? Give me an
email. Keep up the good work , Ray.
Address: Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Thank you for creating this message board. Maupay gihapon nga may-ada kita
napagkakaerestoryahan. Hopefully your site will become the center of
communication for all of us from Catbalogan that is all over the world and also
dida hiton aton local nga mga tuminongnong. I was there (in Catbalogan) two
years ago. It saddens me to see the people working so hard, and the whole place
almost filled with litter. Is there anybody, somebody, groups wether government
or private doing something about this? It is such a beautiful place. In Burak,
where I grow up, I did not even see the white sand anymore. All I saw were the
garbage that covered the beach. What can we do to get the attention of our
government about this issue?
Name: Kulokoy Ha Salug
Address: Miami, Fl 33028, USA
Contact Email: Kas6840aol.com
Mga batus ko ha salug kumusta na kamo dida. Pag-andam hiton sunod nga tu-ig
kay ma-uli ako. Ayaw ka ngalimti an Bahalina nga tuba ngan sumsuman nga kinilaw.
SIGMA OMEGA... Pag-upay-upay. Kulot's.
Name: Yolando C. Machate
Address: Philippine,Embassy, BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
Date: October 13, 2003
Thanks a lot Samar News.Com because of you one my long lost friend contacted me.
Im so happy in this matter. I wish na magtagal itong serbisyo ine nga website.
For you Ray God Bless You. And would like to regards sa mga "KABAYUTAN" nga
kilala ha akon sige pa ba iton iyo laray dida ha justice building kon gab-i.
Tito Canes, kumusta kana, siguro maganda ka pa rin ngayon, Mona, Ferdie Sanches,
kumusta kana missed na kita. I hope this coming April mag kita tayo. Rgds to all
sa mga taga LIBUCAN TARANGNAN, SAMAR
Name: Lito Babalcon
Address: 9258-C Kenwood Dr., Spring Valley, California U.S.A. 91977
Mr. RAY, Thanks for the website you've created, been here in the U.S for 13 yrs.
and never been back yet, missed my kababayans already, especially my hometown "CATBALOGAN'.
Going back home is always in my thoughts......so see u guys ../
Name: Yolando Culminas Machate
Address: #3 Simpang 136, Jalan Beribi, Kampong, Bandar Seri Begawan 3188,
Nalipay ako na may ada Samar News.Com Damo gud salamat ha imo
Mr. Rey han pag Creat mo hini nga Samar News.Com Hinungod hini Damo iton imo
mabubuligan han pag biling hiton amon mga kasangkayan nga maiha nga panahon nga
waray kami magkigta. Ngan sasamantalahin kon iton pagkakaton: I would like to
contact to former Classmate who graduated in Samar State Polytechnic College
Year 1982-1983 Joselito Niedo, and Celieto Morris, Alfredo Matilla, both
residing in Catbalogan,Samar please contact me in my email adress
Address: 1404 4th st., fabie estate, paco, manila 1007, phil
Date: october 9, 2003
Maupay na adlaw ha iyo! i how i wish ada ako ha catbalogan. lapit na fiesta
ubanon and even once waray pa me maka attend. can anyone email me kung anong
klase ang saya pag fiesta ha ubanon. well happy fiesta nalang in advance to all
especially to Dr. and Mrs. tan my mom and dad. love you!!!!
Name: Niņo Donaire
Hello people.Wot's up?Thank's a lot Kuya RAY foe signin ma hp
guestbook.Any one knows people who graduated between 97 and 98 at SNS. Or any
one knows Toni Rose Lim and Jasmine Mabulay.Can you please tell em to email
me.Thank you. Anyone knows CAROL ILAO from Catbalogan Samar?If ya know her
please tell her to email me at:
Name: Ma.Teresa"ela" Mil
Date: October 4,2003
Hello mga catbaloganon.....specially sa ubanon at boao soon mag feista na
dyan:)and hello to my family in boao....i miss u all...see u nxt yr guys.
Name: Niņo Donaire
hello! wot's up samarnon? wot's happenin? Thanx a lot kuya RAY foe givin me a
chance to get some info about samar from diz site.I created a link to diz site. I
emailed you but i dunno if you received it. Here is ma new site.
Name: Marie Flordeliza
Address: California, USA
Date: October 1,2003
Komusta na dinhe sa Samar. Harani na an patron dinhe sa Catbalogan dugan liwat
sa Napuro Sta. Margarita. I'll be home on Januray 13,2004 Sigi kay mamatron ako
dinhe ha iyo. Imbitado ba ako? Just joking Mga Samarnon regards nala to each
and everyone. God bless
Name: Riz Villablanca
Address: Publisher, The Eastern Visayas Newsweek, Tacloban City
6500, Leyte, Philippines
Date: September 28, 2003
Congrats! I'll look forward where we could provide support to
your website. At least for the info of our kababayans abroad.
I believe you could also pitch in some of our news items, aside from that of
Alvin who is one of your regulars in the contribution. I'm always in Catbalogan but I have not meet you personally
yet. Anyway, I submit myself to augment your items especially coming from Leyte.
Thanks. Congrats again. Kuya Riz 0919-521-3604
Name: Leo Ramirez
Address: New Zealand
Date: Sept. 27, 2003
Thanks for this website. I was reading the news on the Internet
Inquirer Sept. 27, 2003) regarding a "historic" passing of a law by the Samar
Prov. Board banning mining for the next 50 years. I congratulate those
honorables in the Samar Provincial Board members who voted for the passing of
this law. However, the penalty of not more than P5,000.00 and imprisonment of
less than 12 months is a JOKE!!! considering the repercussions that it may cause
to our hapless provincemates who are mainly dependent from fishing and farming
as the source of their livelihood from resource degradation.
Obviously, these people who will get involved in this unscrupulous activity are
moneyed and powered people and that amount of penalty is just "peanuts" to them
which would not make any dent at all to their wealth. If we are really serious
in curbing and preventing these illegal practices impose hefty penalties to
those offenders so that before this people will make a move they will think
twice first .
I have worked in the remotest areas of Gandara Samar before and I have a first
hand knowledge of the negative effects of mining to farmers and fishermen alike.
More power to this website
Auckland, New Zealand
Name: Nieves Gabieta Macute
Address: 1-A Clark Rd., Kerikeri 0470, New Zealand
Date: Sept. 22, 2003
Hi! everybody this is NIEVES (YVETTE) GABIETA from motiong,jiabong relatives
married to W. MACUTE of DIPOLOG CITY, we migrate to New Zealand. Maupay nga
adlaw ha iyo ngatanan, im happy to be a part of this page. Kamusta kamon tanan
nga mga taga MOTIONG< GABIETA FAMILY,ACABAN,DACUTANAN,LANGI,TILLE VICTORIA (CATBALOGAN)AN
TANAN NGA AKON MGA CLASSMATE... SNS CLASS 76 ...SACRED HEART ACCTG. CLASS 76-80.
Love to hear from all of you. TY SAMARNEWS.COM ...wherever we are im proud nga
taga SAMAR AKO.REGARDS TO ALL SAINTS OF UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
CATBALOGAN,JIABONG,MOTIONG..LORD BLESS YOU ALL AND MORE POWER ...... Special
regards to IDA DE LOS REYES (SALUG)AIDA CERDENA(SAN SEBASTIAN) GLORIA (EDAY)
TIZON (San Roque catb.) LOVE YOU ALL GUYS ,,,, the gabieta, macute family of NZ
Name: Delia Mendaruz
Address: Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
Hello to all of you in Catbalogan!!!After celebrating the Philippine Festival in
August here in Bournemouth, England, I just miss my country so much. I've been
living here in England for 16 years now and I still miss my roots. I've had fun
memories with High School friends in SSPC class 84-85. So please, please e-mail
me if you get this message. Thanks a lot for this website.
Name: Gerry Munoz
Address: 180 San Francisco St., Catbalogan, Samar 6700
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CONGRATULATIONS RAY! I will inform every Samareno I know about this website.
Makarit ka gud!
Address: espana, manila, phil.
Maupay nga adlaw ha iyo ngatanan dida.
Damo nga salamat nga mayda na website para ngada para magkamayda koneksyon para
han samar ngan leyte. More power.....God blss
Name: Felipe G. Figueroa
Address: 9/7 Zirelson Street, Tel-aviv 62302, Israel
Date: Sept. 18, 2003
Samar nasa cyber..........Mazal tov!!!(congratulation)!!!!
Balita man hit Calbiga... meron????
Maupay pa it Samar waray mga Suicide
Bombers didi ha Israel damo...(nginig...haluk...kulba..)
Tagi-man Kurukod ngan Iraid....
Name: Alice Hermosura
Address: ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Date: Sept. . 16 , 2003
Hi my name is Alice Hermosura from Tercera Salug kumusta na kamo ngatanan
labi na gud hi Bedette Arcales Dumaliang akon bugto hi Lydia Mercado Mica
Rosales Trining Gabieta Nimfa Yodico de la cruz and to all my neighbors in
Name: Niņo Donaire
guyz.Its me again.Just wanna let ya know guyz that ive already changed ma email
address.Anyone knows jasmine mabulay,toni rose lim from batch 1997.I mizz ya
guys.Where ya at right now, who eva knows them, please tell em to email me at:
Thanks guyz :)
Name: Wendell Cam
Address: 51 Garrison Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, USA
Maupay ngan very informational na website! I will create a link to your url in
my organization website, The Triskelion and Leyteno ngan Samarnon Association (TaLSA)
http://www.geocities.com/talsausa of Tau Gamma
Phi Fraternity and Tau Gamma Sigma Sorority of Eastern Visayas Region.
Gin pro-promote ko et Eastern Visayas Region as a whole bisan taga Tacloban City
ak. my cellphone (text capable-gsm): +12019204288
Good luck and God Bless ha mga Waray-waray!
Name: Dianne Go
Address: Bo. Cochero, Baluarte, Molo, Iloilo City, Iloilo
Date: Sept 6, 2003
Hi, everyone! We have a project in school about Samar's visual arts. This is
in preparation for a presentation this coming October. Anyone who can help?
Where can i find info on this? Thank you!
Name: Louie Sebolino
Address: Seaside, California 93955, USA
Date: September 5, 2003
Any 2000 graduate from Samar State Polytechnic College, contact me with my
e-mail address as soon as possible.
Address: 100 Howeth Road, Ensbury Park, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH10 5ED,
Date: 05 Sep 2003
I'm very grateful for this website. I've been trying to find a way how can I
contact those old friends in High School in Samar State Polytechnic College,
Catbalogan Samar. Hello to Deanna Banez, Gina, Mildred, Myra Cabrasawan to name
a few. Please contact me if anyone of you get this message. I'd be so pleased to
hear from you and have a chit chat about the past and present.
Address: North Olympus Subdn., Quezon City 1123, Philippines
Gud day to all of you out there. Thank for creating this website. I am looking
for friends in Leyte particularly from Tacloban City and Julita, Leyte who can
help me locate my Friend, Miss Vanessa Cherry T. Palana and Christy Palana. her
last address given address is 167 Rizal St., Julita, Leyte. She had a Tita who
works at Tacloban-MTCC(Metropolitan Trial court of Tacloban) near Tacloban City
Hall, her name is Miss Jovita L. Adonis. anyone who live near or know this
place, pls. contact me at my email address
email@example.com or thru my cell#+639178383362. Thnk you..Hope
to hear from you soon.
Address: spinmolenplein 139, 9000 gent, belgium
helloooo, greetings to all the sittisens of samar and speciale for lavezares,see
you soon, johan
Ryan de los Reyes
Address: 12 IRID STREET, UNIT H, ARVASAN TWNHOUSE, CUBAO, QUEZON CITY,
Date: september 2,2003
HEY THERE PEOPLE OF CATBALOGAN, AM GLAD TO SEE THIS MESSAGE BOARD, WE ALL ARE
PROUD TO BE CATBALOGANONS.............AND WHEREVER FATE WILL BRING US
ALL.............OUR HEARTS WILL BELONG TO OUR BELOVED TOWN..... HURRAY TO BATCH
1996 OF SACRED HEART COLLEGE.......TO ALL MY FRIENDS.......ROBERTSON LAO,JERRY
UY,ANGEL DIMACULANGAN,JOBE CABRASAWAN,BONNEVIE PICZON,KAREN PICZON,ROSE ANN
TENTATIVA,MICHELLE DE GUIA,ADRIAN MONTEJO,NERO DURANO, ARTEMIO GABON,JR.,MARISOL
LIM,BRENDA TAN,VINCENT NAVARETTE,JIMY DY JR.,ERICK ABEJO,GLORI ANN ALDAYA,GIRLIE
GALLARDO..... AND ETC...........SHOUT OUT TO THOSE PEOPLE I FORGOT.....
HURRAYY CATBALOGANONS,.....MORE POWER TO THIS SITE...........
Fe Bulan/Ida Cui Lim
Address: 1474 Ewing Dr, Chula Vista, CA
Date: September 1, 2003
Hello to all:
Ida is visiting the USA and misses Catbalogan! She has been to many different
states in her trip here in the USA. She attended the Catbaloganon Fiesta in New
York and Los Angeles. She stayed in the USA for three months and will be going
home to Catbalogan,Samar during the second week of September. FE Bulan and her
mother says hi to all of you. Ida looks forward to getting back to catbalogan.
Name: Marlyn Macabenta
Address: Bangon Pinabacdao Western Samar
Contact Address: Florida U.S.A, Satellite Beach, Fl
Date: August 24,03
Happy Fiesta to all the People in Catbalogan I hope you have the Best Fiesta
always every year. Kung malapit lang ma-ma-Matron ako sa inyo diyan. Any way,
Ikain niyo nalang ako. Kuya Ray Thank you for putting the latest news regarding
whats going on here in Samar. Good Luckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Address: 747 San Francisco St. (SALUG), Catbalogan, W. Samar,
What a great site you created, been looking for various search engines to
look for Catbaloganon website that will bring some news and pictures. Its a
blessing to find a wonderful site and more power to you... SALUTE!
Paz Aban Gillanders
Address: 36 Range Garden NW, Calgary, Alberta T3G 2H2, Canada
Date: Aug 16, 2003
I am proud of your web page. My name is Paz Aban in birth and I am married
to a Canadian. I was born in Wright Samar now it is known Paranas. I graduated
at Samar College in the year 1989 and went out Philippines year 1992. Now I am
pregnant for our first baby. My mother is at Purok#5 Canlapuas Catbalogan Samar.
More power Ray to your web page.
Address: Catbalogan, Samar 6700, Philippines
Date: Aug. 11, 2003
Hi! maupay ine na imo website ;-) keep up the good work kabayan...
Mano Ray kn kailangan mo bulig hine na imo website para mag upay pa contact me
tru ICQ# 177154837 or email:
firstname.lastname@example.org visit ikaw website ko
medyo damo la mga pop-ups kay dri .com hehehe...
Address: sspc-srsf campus, bgy. mercedes, catbalogan, samar 6700, philippines
Date: august 5, 2003
I went to kinder up to grade3 in sacred heart (now st. mary's) in catbalogan,
then to christ the king in calbayog city and finished high school at the st.
michael academy in catarman...i've been here & there and now, your (our)
site...what a nice place to be in!
Address: 106 Barangay 10, Patag , Catbalogan
Contact Country: New Zealand
Date: July 30, 2003
Disgrasya la iton akon pakakita hini nga website, kay sigi man iton akon hulat
hulat san-o iton Bankaw website mag update hiton ira news! I guess this would be
the best medium of direct and cheaper communication to our friends and
relatives here in Catbalogan.
Name: lynn Miles
Address: 11 c eltic dr, wallkill, new york 12589, U.S.A
Thank god for people like you to create a message board like this. I was born in brgy pina sa calbayog city. Its been almost 12 years since I went back. I've
been looking for calbayog city college school and I cannot find them please
help!! the name of the school is tiburcio tansingco memorial institute of
science technology. If u have found the number to this school location please
email me the phone number to
Name: Bang Arandia
Address: Tucson, Arizona, USA
Contact Email: email@example.com
Date: July 23, 2003
Now I remember you. Maupay ini na imo website kay damo iton nahihimo. I will
recommend this website to my friends bisan diri taga Samar.
Sir Babang Arandia
Name: Fely Francisco
Address: Chandler, Az
Date: 7/18/ 03
Maupay nga adlaw ha imo Ray. Karasa la kon nakakasabut ako hiton nahihinabo ha
Leyte kay danay minimingaw ako didi ha abroad. Bisan kon harayo ako nakaka upay
hit akon pamati kay somehow baga bulig guihap ako hiton nahihinabo dida.Maupay
ini nga imo website!
Name: raquelita raquel-girits
Address: 13 belloc est, lesparre,medoc, 33340, France
Date: july 17, 2003
Damo nga salamat, ray ! what a great idea! i assure you, your site will be one
of my favorites! i just miss home. thanks god, we have people like you to cure
our homesickness. hope you have all that energy to keep us inform of what's the
latest in our waray region! keep up the good work!
Address: Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines
Name: Christopher Sulla
Address: BBCS Data Systems, Lincoln Ave., Catbalogan, Samar
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: July 01, 2003
This is amazing.. you did a great job!!! very informative... you're simply
bringing up SAMAR closer to the rest of the world through "the cyberspace".
Expect more contributions and messages here and abroad!!!
Name: Marlyn Macabenta
Address: Bangon Pinabacdao Western Samar.
Contact State: Currently Living in Satellite Beach Florida.
Date: June 30,03
Thank you very much! for creating this awesome website you did a good job. This
is goanna be a big help for our KABABAYAN HERE IN ABROAD who wants to send
Greetings and wants to communicate there Love one's over there in Leyte and
Specially in Samar.Mabuhay!!!!!!! Really what happened is: I was looking for
Villareal Western Samar Website and then I bump to your site. But I'm glad I
found this site Because you have a lot of information of what's going on in
Samar. I wish your site will be here for a long time..........God Bless and Take
Care to all of you!!! Hello to all my relatives in Bangon Pinabacdao Western
Samar We missed you all! See you Soon.........Bye!
Name: Dickson Bernales
Address: Catbalogan, Samar
Contact Email: email@example.com
Date: June 30, 2003
Your latest online gig is really another boost to the island of Samar. We in
SIBP salute your efforts in bringing the island of Samar at the click of mouse
to users around the world.
Padayon Ray!...more wisdom and power!
Name: loloy v
Address: sydney australia
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 29 june 2003
g'day to samarnews.com c/o ray g.
Congratulations for establishing this channel of communication.
I will share
this site to other Filipinos in Australia and from other countries whose roots
are from eastern visayas.
join the coolest pinoy forum at
See you there.
Name: ricky bautista
Address: bbb bldg., del rosario st., catbalogan, west samar 6700,
Date: 6:36 PM, May 26, 2003
I'd just like to say thank you for all who supported the latest hit in town, the
samarnews.com and to personally congratulate mano ray for his effort. Likewise,
i'd like 2 invite everybody to always check and log-in this site for a newsy
news about our place. Regards 2 all kababayans all over world-wide-web.
TO ROMUEL NACAR:
Hey amigo! am really surprised to see you here in the web, just don't forget
that we'l always countin' in you in the media circulation.
Maybe, you deserved a BIG SPACE in this site's NEWS ROOM when you top notch or
being heralded as VALEDICTORIAN in your most cherished batch, the PNP community.
An maupay siguro nga title hito, "MEDIA LOSSES, PNP GAIN" hehehe!
Please don't forget 2 have a copy of my paper's latest issue (na-feature ko kaw
didto pre, agwanta la)
CONGRATS PADI! An im saad naman...
Name: chi e. redaja
Address: SIBP, Catbalogan, Samar 6700, Philippines
Date: May 13, 2003
Thanks for sending me a copy of Samar News.
Name: Engr. Romuel A. Nacar
Address: 249 Brgy. 09, Catbalogan, Samar 6700, Philippines
Date: 13 may 2003
Congratulations for coming up with a website about Samar, our culture and
people. I know that it is your dream to present our place to the rest of the
world. This is just the beginning, it is still a long way to go but with your
dedication, you and the rest of the gang can do it. While you are a Leyteno by
birth, you are a samareno by heart. And for that, I salute you!
Thanks and good day!