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Name: Mae Sebolino
Address : 1588 Kenneth Street, Seaside, California 93955, usa
Date: January 6, 2004
Wowww!!!! u people r so amazing! aym so
happy 2 find out 'bout this site.
Kumusta na mga kabayan? happy new year 2
all. & 2 my friends in catbalogan, hope you guys still remember me.2 my ate
hazel & kuya jojo, i miss u so so much, same with my friend sharon ballena,
susan raga, dominie magdasoc, ging2x, margie laurilla, vicente dacaynos, arvin,
rj borja, harzel moreno, JONIL UY (happy b-day), miss u all so much & hope 2 see
u soon. you guys are always in my heart. e-mail me sometimes.
Name: Quing Huffine
Address: 720 traci st., Hemet, Ca. 92543, U.s.
Date: January 4, 2003
Greetings para sa iyo Calbayognon,
Maupay nga New Year sa iyo, especially sadton true believers of our
great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave his life as sacrifice that we may
obtain life everlasting. My warmest pangumusta and great respect to my dear mama
@ papa, Ordie ug Annie Gantalao, who through gigantic trials stayed strong by
the grace and strength that comes from the heart of The Father above. My deep
affection to both of them, and to all believers who could forgive a sinner for
they humbly recognize their need of God's forgiveness as well. To those who
can't, you have to face your own frailties. you are not excuse from errors, in
fact you need to repent right now for being a hypocrite. In a much lighter tone,
Happy New Year to all!!!!!!
Name: benjamin lomuntad jr.
Address: oras, eastern samar, philippines
Date: January 2, 2004
KUN HIN-O MAN IT NAKILALA KAN ERICK MENGOTE
OR ERICK LOMUNTAD PAKISIRING NA LA NGA TAWAGAN NIYA AKO HA TELEPONO
...8118669.........TAGA DIDA HIYA HA CATBALOGAN....DAMO NGA SALAMAT HA IYO
Name: Manuel J. Tizon
Address: Purok 3 Mercedes, Catbalogan, Samar, Philippines
Date: December 25, 2003
THE BEST INI!!! KEEP IT UP!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS TO
To: Engr. Rommuel Nacar
Kumusta na? ano balita? matindi ka ngayan ada ka na ha serbisyo...
Sano kita macelebrate??
Regards to your family. And take care always
Name: Alfredo Mescallado, Jr.
Address: 61-61 Woodhaven Blvd., Apt. 5-K, Rego Park, New York
Date: December 18, 2003
For Samarenos Who Knew Father Bobby Sison.
Funeral services were held on Nov. 25 at Our Lady of
Pompei Church on Carmine St. for Father Bernabe “Bobby” Sison who for 15 years
had ministered to a growing number of Filipino parishioners attending the
Father Sison, 63, died Nov. 20 at Columbia-Presbyterian
Hospital from complications from diabetes.
A priest for 38 years, he entered the seminary when he
was nine years old and left the Philippines for the United States in 1978.
Long concerned with problems of poverty and poor
educational standards in New York City’s Filipino community, he introduced the
first Filipino pastoral ministry here, which worked to develop social and
cultural growth in that community, and paved the way for similar ministries in
other Filipino populations in the tri-state area.
He is survived by his mother, Soledad Japson Bolastic,
and four siblings.
Please visit My Tribute Homepage
Yep I am the son of the Late Dr. Alfredo (Freddy) and
Clara (Aning) Mescallado, Sr. (Dental Surgeon), Graduated Elementary at Sacred
Heart College 1965 in Catbalogan and in 1968 drop-out of Saint Vincent Minor
Seminary in Calbayog Fr. Cirilo Natchura Rector - Fr. Bobby (Filipino Teacher) -
Fr. Aniban (Spiritual Dir.) 2 of my classmates that I know became priests Fr.
Roy Rosales and Father Susing. MY FORMER SHC Classmates that I still remember:
Rolando Quimbo, Cesar Singzon, Cecilia Valley, Federico Monuz, Roberto (4got his
last name) "yo 4give me if I can't remember yo" I owned a dot com biz here in
New York City http://www.magicvideoke.com
do you want to work for me? lol
Name: Valentin (Tennie) Cruz
Address: 5722 Gateway LN NE, Bremerton, WA 98311, USA
Date: December, 14, 2003
Mga igkasi ko Catbaloganon,
Harani na an PASKO ug
unta mag kaorosa na kamo hin kalipayan ug kamingawan para manla ini hiton
paghigugma ha aton Ginoo "Jesus Christ" ug ha aton igkasi tawo. Malipayon gud
ako yana nga nahidakpan na hi Saddam Hussein. I would like to extend my
heartfelt congratulations to my fellow U.S. Armed Forces Military Service Member
for a Mission Well Done, HOAH! Currently, I am serving in the U.S. Armed Forces
Reserves and I just got Demobilized (Released) temporarily from Military Active
Duty during the initial phase of the Iraq war. Although, I am just A
Non-Combatant Medical Support personnel, I am still part of this
Greatest/Bravest Military Service Member in the world. I might be called up once
again soon because, the war on Terrorism in Iraq and around the world is not
over yet. My brother Vicentito (Totie) Cruz Jubane has just been recently called
up to U.S. Military Active Duty because, he too is also a U.S. Army Reservist,
and he is leaving for 18 Months deployment to IRAQ. We are proud to be a
Samarnon, Catbaloganon, and most of all Waray-Waray. We are also proud to be the
real nephews of Bishop Emeritus of Calbayog nga hi Bishop Max T.Cruz, D.D.,STD,
and Retired MSGR. Manuel T. Cruz of Catbalogan. Our mother is the youngest
sister of these two respected uncles. Karuyag ko idugang pagpahibaro dida ha iyo
mga igkasi ko Catbaloganon nga I work full time as a civilian Clinical
Laboratory SCIENTIST / Clinical Laboratory TECHNOLOGIST didi Memorial Hospital
ha California. Ako an Chief Medical Technologist ug Supervisor Medical
Technologist for the evening Shift and I work by my self very Independently
(all shift). To let you all know that I am also a Licensed /
Certified Clinical Laboratory SCIENTIST and Clinical Laboratory
TECHNOLOGIST-Generalist by the State of California Department of Laboratory
Field Services. ust to keep you inform mga igkasi namon nga
Catbalogan nga iton amon mga Uncles dida ha Catbalogan medyo may kuarta ug medyo
maupay iton balay ha igbaw hit bukid ha may uno kay damo iton na lolo-oy nga mga
ka-umangkunan ug paryente nga mga money maker-professionals didi ha America nga
nahatag ha ira. Sanglit ayaw gad niyo kaawa-i, just a little advice to
Cesar Torres, again. My goal
in life that in the near future, I would like to help our Co-Medical
Technologists there in Catbalogan Samar Provincial Hospital. Mga sano nga adlaw
mag kirigta kita ug mag kakilala para mag binuligay para ma i-share ko iton akon
mga experiences ug hibaro didi ha America para naman maging very safe ug mag
improve iton healthcare system especially, Blood Transfussion Medicine,
Microbiology, Hematolgy, Clinical Microscopy, Serology, ug all scope and
disciplines of the most advance Medical Technology knowledge dida ha Samar
Provincial Hospital. I am not an environmentalist, therefore I make no further
comment about sanitary condition of my beloved hometown, Catbalogan. It is not
appropriate to for any Catbaloganon or Samarnon to redicule and humiliate the
people, local government official, and the servants of our Lord Jesus Christ-the
Only Son of the Almighty God the Father. Mga Medical Technologists ha Samar
Provincial Hospital, karoyag ko unta makigkilala ug makig sarangkay ha iyo
ngatanan. You are welcome to E-Mail me or write me.
Ta hala again, MAUPAY NGA PASKO HA IYO
NGATANAN UG MAUSWAGON NGA BAG-O NGA TUIG HA IYO NGATANAN MGA KASANGKAYAN KO UG
KABUGTO-AN HA NGARAN SA DIYOS.
Lastly, nangungumusta ako kanda Rene Estera,
Romy Estera ha Mercado, policeman Rodrigo (Odie)Labalan ug Beth Quiepo ha patag,
to local government officials of Catbalogan, to MR. RAY GASPAY, I am proud of
your WEB-LINK at Samarnews.com, and most of all to my (our) two beloved Tio MAX
and Tio Maning. Ta hala damo nala nga SALAMAT HA IMO, MR.RAY GASPAY. MERRY CHRISTMASSSSSSSSS. And a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2004....
Name: Valentin (Tennie) Cruz
Address: 5722 Gateway LN NE, Bremerton, WA 98311, USA
Date: December 13, 2003
Mga igkasi ko nga Catbaloganon, " MAUPAY
NGA PASKO HA IYO DIDA NGATANAN NGAN.
UNTA TAGAN KAMO HAN ATON GINOO NGA DIYOS
JESUS CHRIST HIN KAUSWAGAN UG LABI NAGUD HIN KAMINGAWAN. PEACE TO ALL OF YOU AND
HOPE THIS COMING NEW YEAR 2004 WILL BRING A PROSPEROUS LIVELIHOOD AND WEALTH FOR
ALL CATBALOGANON. Ako dide ha America kalooy sa diyos maupay gad it kahimtang
kay dire na ako sugad han ka pobre hinduro han nakadapa ako ha Pilipinas. I am
now a very successful professional here in the USA, kay usa na ako nga Licensed
by both the States of Louisiana Board of Medical Examiners and Department of
Health Services- Laboratory Dept., as a Clinical Laboratory SCIENTIST, and also
a Certified American Medical Technologist, in addition to what i have as Medical
Technologist Licensee there in the Philippines by the Professional Regulation
Commission. I have everything now here America like wealth and a good happy
family of my own. Sanglit sagdon ko la ha iyo ngatanan nga igkasi ko nga
Waray-Waray, Samarnon ug Pilipino ka mga aadi na ha America ug ha abroad nga
ayaw gad niyo pakara-ota iton aton tuna nga natawhan. Remember, we all came from
the dirt and destitution. But, we all should be proud of ourselves to be a
waray-waray and as a Catbaloganon. Ayaw kamo hito nga ka-awa-anon ug napakahino
na nga sobra mag pakara-ot hit iba nga mga hagta-as nga tawo ha gobyerno ug ha
simbahan. Hunahuna-a niyo nga kita-a anay niyo iton iyo kalugaringon bago kamo
mamintas han iba nga tao. Mga taga abroad ayaw kamo paghipakahino kay waray
perfecto nga tawo dinhe ha kalibutan. Ako an umangkon
ni Rev.Bishop Max T. Cruz and MSGR.Manuel T. Cruz. Advice ko la ine labi na gud
kan Cesar Tores. PEACE TO ALL OF YOU!!!
An iyo sangkay nga pobre ug bugto thru
"JESUS CHRIST"....MERRY CHRISTMAS...AGAIN "PEACE" TO ALL......
Name: jonel badiola
Address: 916 n. hakau pl., lahaina, hawaii 96761, usa
Date: december 09,2003
Aloha. how y'all doin? its nice to have
this site. its so cool... i was in samar bout 3 yrs ago. i actually went to
samar college and was a member of the rayhak dance troupe. i miss those days. i
had so much fun down there. i miss all muh frens in sc and in sspc. wassup
y'all. i was there in 99 to 01. hi especially to marjorie piczon,
polperdz,panas,all the original rayhak members. if anybody can let them know to
catch me or jus give me a buzz. and if anybody who see this knows me send me an
email and say wassup aight. anyways, much mahalo ray... u da bomb.. aloha
Name: Kolukoy Ha Salug
Address: 747 San Francisco St, Catbalogan W. Samar
Please pass this message to hopefully reach those people who are still concerned
for our country. Let us wake up to this reality!
By Silverio F. Aquino
I AM now 75. I have a wife and six children
and two truckloads of grandchildren, but my family has been breaking up because
of the failures of our government. All this makes my blood pressure shoot up. I
think many senior citizens are in the same situation.
I know whereof I speak because I have lived
through the administrations of Quezon, Osmeña, Roxas, Quirino, Magsaysay,Garcia
and Macapagal, and life under them was good. I was a boy during Quezon's time
and I know little of Osmeña's rule, but I know they were good and dedicated
leaders. During the administrations of Roxas through Macapagal, I got an
education, got married, had children and educated them in turn. The government
under them was also good.
Then came Marcos. At first the people
responded well to his exhortation: "Sa ikauunlad ng bayan, disiplina ang
kailangan (For the nation to progress, discipline is needed)." But he turned out
to be a dictator. He killed or imprisoned his political enemies, stole money in
the billions of pesos, and repressed the people's freedoms.
One day my youngest daughter, who had just
finished her course at the University of the Philippines announced, "My future
has been ruined by Marcos. I want to leave." I was dumbfounded, but I knew she
was right. She went abroad. Then my eldest son, an electrical engineer, followed
her. I terribly missed them, and I blamed the government for taking away their
hope for a bright future in their own country.
Upon the petition of my eldest son, now a
citizen of another country, my wife and I were granted immigrant visas so we
could live in that country. I did not go, but my wife went to live with my
children there, so now we only visit each other. She, too, was disillusioned
with our leaders. Her leaving was to me the unkindest cut of all. Marcos was
thrown out of power, and was succeeded by the widow of his foremost victim and
later by a former army general. But my four children remained skeptical about
Tragedy struck when a movie actor was
elected president. Then he was charged with plunder and detained without bail. I
watched what my four remaining children would do. True enough, two of them soon
gave up and left. I could not believe they would go, since they had studied in
good universities, they had decent houses, drove cars and lived in relative
comfort. But they left because they saw no hope here especially for their own
children. Now I have only two children left with me. They are also jumping ship
because they do not see any good reason for staying. Sadly I know they are just
waiting for me to go to my final destination, and they may have only a few years
A recent survey found that about 20 percent
of Filipinos want to leave the country. Many families really want to go abroad
for good. One Inquirer columnist said it all for them when he wrote, "For the
first time in my life last week, I really felt that this country has become
Like my four children who have gone, many
people are convinced this country is hopeless and wish they had the opportunity
to move elsewhere with their families.
Countless Filipinos have chosen another way
to leave, which is by finding work abroad. If they could, they would uproot
their families. But they are forced to leave behind their spouses, children and
parents in order to take foreign jobs, mostly menial and below their level of
education, and they and their loved ones must suffer the pains of separation and
loneliness. While the government is happy for the millions of dollars that they
send home to prop up the economy, it does nothing to address the reason why,
like the emigrants, these overseas Filipino workers have to go abroad in the
first place. There is also the big brain drain that the government does not seem
to care about. Educated and talented Filipinos go to live abroad and apply their
expertise and knowledge to their foreign jobs. The exodus of doctors, nurses,
engineers and technicians goes unabated, but the government is not bothered by
this waste of talent.
Why do Filipinos go away? First of all,
there is so much corruption everywhere in the government. A world opinion survey
has revealed that our country is the third most corrupt in Asia and the 11th
most corrupt in the world.
There is also too much politics. The
finance secretary has said that politics is the cause of our dire economic
problems. But who is engaged in too much politics? Why, the politicians, of
course. There are too many of them in and outside Congress. They are concerned
only about their personal ambitions and their expensive junkets and their abuse
of their pork barrel and other perks. Gone are the days of Recto, Laurel, Diokno,
Osias and House Speakers Cornelio Villareal and Eugenio Perez, of Ramon
Magsaysay, and of justices like Concepcion, Moran, and Avanceña.
Many politicians give speeches about
poverty, joblessness, crime and other ills, but do very little, if at all, to
address these problems. Instead, they resort to what is expedient or good for
themselves. Look at the shameless speed with which congressmen have railroaded
the impeachment charges against the Chief Justice and how some senators are
thirsting for the publicity they will get as judges during the impeachment. Look
also at how fast many politicians have risen to defend the Chief Justice without
ascertaining that he is really innocent in his handling of the Judiciary
Development Fund amounting to billions of pesos.
The people are now cynical of this
government. Even Filipinos abroad share this cynicism, as shown by the fact that
only one out of every 100 of them has bothered to register under the new
Absentee Voting Law. Like my wife and children abroad, they do not trust the
government enough to participate by voting. The common lament is, why vote when
the same kind of so-called leaders will get elected anyway, by hook or by crook?
Now, I am horrified to learn that another
movie actor, who has reportedly not finished high school, will be elected
president in 2004. When my last two remaining children leave because this
country is hopeless, my family would be completely shattered and, if I would
still be alive, my hope in the government will also be completely lost. This
would be tragic for me. I have seen better governance from the likes of Laurel,
Recto, and Magsaysay, and I will never see the light of hope in this hopeless
***Silverio F. Aquino, 75, is a lawyer.
Name: Edmund Tan
Contrary to elitists’ perception, FPJ is
very prepared to lead the nation to GLORY (with out Gloria).
In line with parliamentary tradition, FPJ
recently formed his “shadow cabinet” (a term used to denote the group of people
from the opposition who are well versed in policy development and
implementation, and waiting to take over the reigns of government once in
power). None of the present roster of presidential wannabes can boast such
preparation for governance.
“THE SHADOW CABINET”
Economic Team - FPJ’s thrust will be to
achieve an ECONOMIC MIRACLE that the country missed in the 80’s and 90’s.
No body is better equipped in making this
MIRACLE happen than Nora Aunor (Himala). As NEDA Secretary, Sec. Aunor will not
draw water from brooks of Kupang (Place of Himala), but would make miracles
happen by encouraging people to believe in themselves. According to the future
NEDA chief. “Tayo ang gumagawa ng Himala” She will be assisted by Underscretary
Madame Auring to guide the government in taking the miraculous path.
Sec. Aunor will be supported by Sec. Pepe
Pimentel (Finance) and Sec. Roderick Paulate (Budget and Management). As Finance
chief, Sec. Pimentel is well aware of where the “Kwarta” is. And no matter how
small revenue collection will be, the public purse will be efficiently handled
and kept by Budget Secretary Paulate in his “Bayong” with Undersecretary Amy
Finally, the Team is completed by Trade and
Industry by the tandem of Sec. Mura and Undersecretary Mahal to make sure that
the basic commodities are priced right, neither expensive (Mahal) nor cheap
Services Team - True to his populist color, FPJ will give more to those who have
less in life.
Being allied with the GMA administration,
MMDA Chair Bayani Fernando will be replaced by another Bayani, New MMDA Chair
Bayani Agbayani. As such he will scrap the Odd-Even scheme and implement a
simpler “Ocho-Ocho” traffic program, i.e., no cars in Edsa from 8am to 8pm.
Agriculture Department will be headed by
Sec. Vilma Santos to ensure that food supply will be bountiful in all seasons in
Housing, being the cornerstone of the FPJ
Administration, will be given to an equally regal and competent person, HLURB
Secretary Dolphy. As such, he will ensure that the masses get their deserved
homes either along the riles (railroads) or airports. The middle class on the
other hand will be helped by Undersecretary Nova Villa.
The National Youth Commission will be
headed by German Moreno so that he can help develop the talents of the millions
of Filipino Youth. He will be assisted by Commissioners-At-Large Jojo Veloso and
Social Welfare portfolio will be given to
no less than Sec. Willie Revillame. He left his show to prepare for government
service. To fund the welfare programs, the young Lucky Manzano will be appointed
to the PCSO and PAGCOR.
Finally, the Department of Health will be
headed by Dr. Vicky Belo. The projects in line are as follows: Oplan Alis Skin
Disease, Tangal taba, and Libreng Lipo sa Masa.
Resources Team - FPJ’s policy is the full development of our resources for the
benefit of the people.
Department of Energy will be headed by Sec.
Gary Valenciano. No more PPA, just pure energy. The Environment portfolio will
be given to Sec. Chin-Chin Gutierrez and supported by Bureau of Forestry
Director Rico J. Puno, Mines and Geosciences Directress Gretchen Barreto, and
Undersecretary Jimmy Bondoc.
Defense and Law and Order Team - Considering the lack of respect the citizens have
for the law of the law, FPJ will implement the policy of law without fear or
The Defense Department will be given to
Sec. Annabel Rama who is feared by the devil himself. If she can handle Ernie
Maceda, why not the generals of the AFP. If she can defend Ruffa’s integrity
despite all her shenanigans, what more the integrity of the national territory.
The Department of Interior will be headed
by another fighter, Sec. Mystica who is well aware of the workings of the police
after figuring in weekly brawls ever since she entered showbiz. She will be
assited by PNP Chief Paquito Diaz, an expert on mobs and thugs.
Foreign Affairs Team - FPJ will continue the current government’s constructive
engagement. Among the members of the nation’s new foreign service are the
Africa Union-Susan Africa
Brunie Darusalam-Cristina Gonazalez
Russian Federation-Nanette Medved
United Kingdom-Princess Punzalan
United States-Angelica Jones
The Department of Foreign Affairs will be
headed by Sec. Melanie Marquez (Miss International) who is very experienced in
Office of the President - Lastly, to manage
all the department secretaries, a function of the Executive Secretary, no less
than Exec. Sec. Lily Monteverde will “manage” all of them to make sure that they
work in line with government policies. If Mother Lily can manage the whole Regal
Family (plus Regal Babies), what more the nation’s Official Family. She will be
assisted by Presidential Management Staff Sec. Lolit Solis, another “talent”
manager. To complete the roster of palace officials, the Presidential
Spokesperson’s job will be given not to Boy Abunda nor Cristy Fermin as other
have speculated, but to the reliable Sec. Rey Pomaloy (Aminin!) to ensure that
the government will not hide anything from the public.
Name: Sonny Cabrales
Address: Walnut, CA, USA
Date: 30 November, 2003
I was in Catbalogan last year and the filth
and unsanitary conditions that I saw was just unbelievable. It's a big shame to
see the provincial capital in such mess. April of next year, the town will be
host to a big number of Samar High alumni as the school observes its 100th year
foundation. A lot of visitors can only mean one thing - the money they'll spend
will greatly help the town's economy. If town officials want them to keep coming
back, can't they at least keep Catbalogan clean?
Name: thedy lanuza
Address: 32 yunsudong hambak mall, inchon city, south korea
Date: 2003/ 11/ 30
Hello!! mga calbayognons komusta kamo ngatan dida sa
calbayog. akon mga classmate san highschool sa sira jun cui, jun miraflores, deo
daguman, john dormindo, allan capeding, roy camilon, boy cui, sugad man san akon
mga kaopod sa nights of D'ALTAR sira morris dormindo, bong montialto, james
panergo, eddie catalan, jojie perez, cris liego, ferdinand arpon, jun diaz, aton
espina nga akon patod father aton kana pala. musta nala kamo ngatana dida sa
Name: Nida Montejo Smith
Address: 509 Cherokee Avenue, Waycross, Georgia 31501, USA
Date: November 30, 2003
Maupay nga adlaw ha iyo ngatanan kabayan. I
was glad to learn about this site, keep it up. Mga ig kasi ko Catbaloganon ug
Buraknon ano an aton mahihibulig nga ma educate iton mga tawo ha aton nga
kinahanglan maging malimpio iton aton lugar? Paradise iton aton lugar hadto,
yana sobra na iton ka mahugaw. I think if everybody will help each other
marerestore iton kamaupay hiton aton lugar. So let's help out. HELP!!!HELP!!!
Nida of Burak
Name: Joma Avila
Address: #105, 210 86 Ave. S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2H 1G5,
Date: November 29, 2003
WHATS UP! PEEPS hows things going there in
Catbalogan. If anyone knows me or remember me e-mail k. My e-mail add is
Name: Tennie Cruz Jubane, Jr.
Address: 5722 Gateway LN NE, Bremerton, WA 98311, USA
Maupay nga panahon ha iyo mga igkasi ko nga
Catbaloganon. Kun hino la ha iyo dida ha Samar ug Leyte nga nakilala pa ha akon,
kon mahimo la pag e-mail gad ha akon. Iton akon telepono ha balay ko amo ini
(360) 377-0693. Ta hala dinhe la anay mga igkasi waray-waray.
Name: Marcial Lo
Address: Jersey City, NJ, U.S.A.
Dire ako taga-Samar pero pirme ako nabisita
hine nga website pagkita kun ano na iton balita dida ha aton Nasud ngan Rehiyon.
An comment han akon bag-o nga sangkay nga taga Samar ngan aadi guihapon ha
TATE..bahin hine nga pagkandidato ni FPJ ka Presidente hiton nasud...."WHAT WERE
Maduroy la inen aton nasud ka PORDOY.. HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL PINOYS NGA AADI
Name: Leo Ramirez
Address: Auckland, New Zealand
Date: November 27, 2003
I am up to date regarding the political
news in our country in general, and sadly I am mourning at the moment because of
the decision of Fernando Poe to run as President. If there is such thing as
popular signature campaign to persuade a person to run for a Public seat, would
there also be a signature campaign to dissuade that person not to run?
If this happens Ray I will personally
campaign here in NZ and let the 4.0 million people plus 38 million sheeps and
cattles get their signatures just to discourage him from running. By the way we
have plenty of actors and actresses in the "upper" and "Lower" chambers of
congress, and most of them are just nuisance, not to mention the "Sublime
Paralytic" (you know who I am talking about) as he wants to compare himself to
Mabini, might as well call both of these Chambers as BALCONY AND ORCHESTRA.
More power to you and Kumusta dida kamo
ngatanan ha Catbalogan.
Name: Roy Aguilar
Address: 6201 Coppedge Drive, Corpus christi, Texas 78414, USA
Date: November 24, 2003
Another proud "WARAY" found this website. A
friend of mine told me about this place just last week, & I've been checking it
out everyday. I just wanna' say hello to my friends in GANDARA, CALBAYOG, &
CATBALOGAN. I'm looking forward to Dec. 9, 2003 because that's the day i'll be
taking off to visit the beautiful island of Samar. I'll be spending my 2nd
christmas in 20 years & 1st since 1995. The flight is long & very tiring.
However, the thought of the things I'll be doing....PARTY!!!! Anyway, it would
nice to know new people from Samar or Leyte....so give me a HOLLER...just email
me. Thank you for this wonderful website. Maupa nga aga, udto, gab-i ha iyo
PEACE.........LET'S HAVE SOME FUN!
Gandara here i come.....................
Address: Hurst, Tx, usa
Date: November 23, 2003
I am not from Samar nor speak the dialect
but i like the waray & its accent and some of my best friends spoke waray she's
from Tacloban, her name is Virgie Lumpay and Ernesto Avila, and neighbors
Tering, Epe & her daughter Beatriz. Just wanted to greet all the people from
Name: Man Andoy
Date: Nov. 22, 2003
Sangkay pukrat, uunanhon man naton an
pagpauswag han aton bungto han Villareal. May ada ba sadang nga pagkukuhaan para
an mga Villahanon mag-mainuswagon?
Guin binasa kon an mga pulong han kadam-an
nga Villahanon dida hiton usa nga web site han Villa
http://home.online.no/~m-gera/villareal pero baga makuri gud ada an
pagpauswag han bungto han Villareal.
Name: Edward Solayao
Address: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Date: 21 Nov 2003
Wow! What a surprise. Catbalogan has got a
door to the cyberworld now. I've been looking for this kind since I went out of
the country about 5-1/2 years ago. Job well done, dude! I hope you can provide a way where we can
encourage all Catbaloganons here & abroad to participate in developing our home
town. It saddens us to know that Catbalogan, though very rich in many extents &
potentials, doesn't seem to move forward (but backwards, I hope not). The last
time I visited this place, (some 2 years ago), it seemed nothing positive took
place. "Makaluluoy hin duro. Drugs so rampant, crime is high, infrastructures
are dilapidated... damo pa."
I hope one day I can still be proud of this
place where I've been molded into what I am now. Our success here abroad, I
hope, we can translate back to help out reflourish this once beautiful part of
Address: Tacloban, Leyte 6500, Philippines
Maupay nga adlaw mga hinugugma
namon nga mga villahanon... Hinaut unta nga ada kamo hin maupay nga kamutangan....siguro
pinaagi hine ni nga web site karuyag ko la ig pasabot ha aton igkasiko
villahanon... Nga panahon na hin pagbag-o, panahon na hin pag uswag, ngan
panahon na hin pagpukrat...
Mga igkasi ko villahanon, kami
in nasangpit hit iyo mga kasing-kasing nga maging kaapi kamo hine nga
panalinguha hin pagbag-o para hit aton bungto... Aton man kinikita nga hasta
ngada yana hain na man an progreso, pagbag-o ug pasuswag han aton bungto....Sangkay,
waray na ba pag-asa it aton bungto? Sangkay san-o pa kita magpukrat, san-o pa
Sangkay, kon ikaw usa nga
villahanon, nahigugma hit aton bungto, bulig... Ipakita naton nga may ada pa
manta mga villahanon nga tinuod nga nahigugma hit villa.....Mga ig kasi ko
villahanon, hina-ot unta nga ine nga mensahe dumulot hit iyo mga kasingkasing...hina-ot
unta nga ikaw nga na basa yan maging kaparti ka hit pagbag-o hit aton bungto...
Ha kataposan, igkasi ko
villahanon... Panahon na hin pagbag-o, panahon na hin pag-uswag.... Panahon na
hin pag "pukrat" damo nga salamat han iyo panahon nga guin hatag hine...
Mabuhay an villa... Mabuhay an
mga villahanon....God bless villa!
Name: Manny Acain
Address: Taft, E. Samar, Philippines
Date: November 18, 2003
To the Editors of Samar News dot Com:
Congratulations and thanks for your
timely vision of reaching and touching every Samar denizen the world over via
your eclectic internet platform = Samar News dot Com. With your outstanding
efforts, Samar is now truly a member of the global village where anyone becomes
virtually a next-door neighbor, touching and reaching others. Personally, news
like the forth-coming 100th year jubilee of Samar High, my alma mater, is
greatly appreciated. Hope you carry on the highest traditions of the freedom of
the press in your profession. Again, my sincerest appreciation and God speed.
Name: romulo palma
Address: birmingham, england
Date: november 14, 2003
Maupay nga adlaw or gab i ha iyo ngatanan.
hello to my friends and relatives in pagsanghan, my home town. pwede makipag
friends ha iyo? pwede kamo mag email ha akon ha
firstname.lastname@example.org. mauli ako ha Pagsanghan yana nga feb. 12 to
march 15, kay mamatron ako. yeheyyyyyyyyy
Name: Cesar Torres
Address: 2724 East Court, Hilltop Village, Richmond, California
Date: November 11, 2003
Please keep this up. We admire your
initiative, your sacrifices and your perseverance. I hope you can maintain this
so that this can serve as an important resource for discussions on topics
concerning Samar, and our nearby island, the Samarized Leyte, and of course on
If you have been to the Borongan website,
the list of Boronganons sending emails to each other and transmitting messages
to the Message Board is phenomenal. Perhaps, we can do this here also. Bisan la
pobre iton Catbalogan ngan Samar, communicating with each other through the
Internet would be an efficient way of sharing our concerns and our ideas.
Again, keep this up please. And perhaps, you might be able to enrich the site
also. One possibility: provide links to other sites.
Incidentally, when I was there last
September I took pictures of a White Palace on the hillside of Catbalogan, by
the Capitol. Who is the very wealthy Catbaloganon who can construct such an
obscene structure when the Catbaloganons and the Samarnons are groveling in
poverty, destitution, and hunger? I also took a picture of the Catbalogan
Wharf. I felt like crying at the garbage and the human excreta floating on the
waters off the wharf, the place where I used to swim when I was in Samar High.
Jesse Redaja and the leaders of Catbalogan have grown tired? Or they are just
so inept and incompetent?