(message board 47)
Date: 16 May 2007
On the Katbaloganon Fishermen
from Buri Who were Killing the Dolphins
First of all, I received an
e-mail from my niece that those fisherman have posted bail in the amount
of P40,000 each. I thought that if they can post bail like this amount,
I think the P5,000 I had in mind which I was going to send to Lai Minh
Mabulay and Charo Nabong to assist the fishermen would have been
embarassing. Too insignificant. Chicken feed la. So waray nala ako
magpadara. But Tom Marcial in New York says that he will try to raise
funds to educate our fishermen.
Anyway, I just feel sad that
this would happen. When I was growing up in Catbalogan, in Solangan, and
in Villa, I never saw a dolphin. I saw a lumod one time. But that area
in Maqueda Bay, where Buri and Solangan are located was so rich in fish
and shell fish. That was also before that contemptible bridge was
constructed linking mainland Samar (Silanga) to Buri ostensibly for that
contemptible airport nga guin kinawatan la hin mga trapos.
Those are bygone days when
Maqueda Bay was so rich, when Silanga and the nearby areas was so rich
in fish and shellfish -- buraw, hasa hasa, karawasan, rompe de candado,
kabasi, silag, buris, other types of fish. In the Catbalogan wharf,
sabulod was all over the pantalan. Nobody would pick them up because
they were supposed to be poisonous. Sapyaw was all over the place --
from Zumarraga to Catbalogan, to Solangan. As a boy, nangangawil ako ha
pantalan in Catbalogan. Kadamo han saguisi-on nga nasibad. I don't even
know what we did with the fish we caught. Guin paksiw seguro. But I did
not have to do that. There was just so much fish in the Catbalogan
market, caught in Maqueda Bay.
I don't know the situation now
along that Buri, Silanga, Punta de Jesus area. But I believe nga waray
na adton panahon han ka hura hito nga lugar hin isda ngan mga
Of course, those people, the
fishermen from Buri, may have committed a crime. No question about that.
It is possible they knew what they were doing. But inasmuch as there are
so many criminals in Samar, in the Philippines, including killers, and
they are not caught and punished, those fishermen were probably thinking
that they could do what they did, and they will not be caught and
There are untold number of
criminals in our jails, Aron. In fact, so many children are in jail.
Because of a contemptible judiciary, with corrupt judges and lawyers, we
have children languishing in jail. And probably many of them are
innocent. All because they are poor. CNN has shown our children in
prison. It was shown in America several times.
What I was saying in our
discussion list was that there should be better ways of making people
pay for the crimes that they have committed. Flippantly, I was
suggesting that instead of languishing in the provincial jail where they
might die of hunger or are brutalized by the system, they should be made
to clean the pantalans of human excreta from Basey to Allen, from Allen
to Basey until they have served their sentences. In addition, they
should be made to study about our marine resources and the seas so that
they can appreciate the importance of protecting our marine life. Madali
la pag priso, even to kill people. But it is very, very difficult to
change people and make them productive human beings in a poor community
like Samar, like our country, the Philippines.
Address: Michigan, USA
To all my family and Friends
in San Andres Villareal Samar happy fiesta and god bless you all, i wish
i was there and be with you all but i can't so have fun everyone. For my
sister i know its hard for you because of mom passing away. This is our
first time not all together just hang on there sis. The time well come.
i love you all.
Address: 805 Twin Oak Terrace, Tannersville, Pennsylvania
Pls. help me I hope someone
give me an answer. I wanna help my mom. It’s been 44 yrs. Since she left
Catarman Samar. She wants to know if her parents are still alive so her
brother, sister. I cant wait to meet them. I love my mom. My mothers'
name is Aurora dela Cruz Diaz. Her parents name are Emilia dela Cruz
Diaz. Elucadio Diaz. Her sisters' name Adela, Luminosa brother junior.
She escaped when she was 12 coz her mom want her to marry a guy that she
Her mom ay nagpapa-anak at
that time. Yung father nya dating kapitan tapos nagresign nag-aalaga ng
mga baboy nagkukopra. Nung tumakas sya mga 1935-60 may mga kapatid na
lalaki ang nanay nya (Emilia) Cadio, Sising, Dodoy. Yung tatay nya (Elucadio)may
kapatid Felipe, Antonio (dead). Dead na rin ung kapatid ng nanay nya si
Mayet ang name.
Gusto kong magkita sila ng
pamilya nya. Sana sa pamamagitan nito magkaroon kami ng komunikasyon.
Gusto kong ma-meet mga pinsan ko. Yung tatay nya si Elucadio diaz ay
taga Talisay Cebu tapos sinundan nya ang asawa nya na si Emilia sa
Catarman, Samar. Sana matulugan nyo ko sa panawagan ko. Gusto kong
puntahan ang lugar dito sa Samar alam kong napakaganda dyan. Uuwi kami
ng nanay ko malaman ko lang kung buhay pa ang pamilya nya. Saan nakatira,
ilan ang pinsan ko. Ito lang ang makakapagpasaya sa nanay ko. Umaasa ako
sa tulong nyo. Salamat sa inyo.
Address: 30 Amaretto Ave., Milano Heights, Dannemora,
Manukau City, Auckland, New Zealand
Date: 17 May 2007
Nangangaro ako hin pabor ha
imo kon may ada ka updates han partial result han election, specifically
Samar Province down to Municpal levels. Labi gud an partial result ha
Catbalogan City. Damo nga Salamat.
Name: Hon. W A
Date: May 17 Two Zero Zero Seven
Suddenly, we have many
pretenders to the name of W. A. RAY at Samar dot com. Like the real
winner of an election, will the true blue and legitimate gent named WA
RAY please standup. All other identity thieves please remain seated.
There can only be one winner in election and so a one and only WA Ray in
town. For all we know, WARAY's the election's winner among
Address: Canlapwas, Catbalogan, Samar
Date: May 14, 2007
I would like to express my
hatred for lossing my opportunity to vote this 2007 election, because of
the unsystematic election that was held this day here in Catbalogan....I
was so confident that the COMELEC will provide a good and clear list of
people who will vote and to where exactly these people will vote.
This day I have experienced a
unsystematic election. My name was not found in the list where my
neighbors are...and where I supposed to vote. There were no ushers and
usherettes who we can asked of where should we go and what's the room of
the certain place we should go...Bolok talaga ang systema ng election
natin...sayang naman ang boto ko....I have felt that I have lost my
freedom and right...Sana baguhin na ang sistema sa election...I want to
address this problem to the COMELEC itself kasi sila naman ang
responsible dito...nakakainis lang talaga...!!!!!
Date: 14th May 2007
To All LRDHS Alumni
The 5th Leyte Research and
Development High School reunion will be held 1st July 2007 at the Leyte
Provincial Capitol Grounds, hosted by Class 1977. Programme of
activities as follows:
4:00 pm Project Blessing
pm Motorcade Around Tacloban
5:15 pm Meetings
5:45 pm Programme
7:00 pm Dinner etc.
For Class 78 please contact the following coordinators: Malou Tapitan -
Mob. No. (63)9173063394; Raul Aguilos - Mob No. (63)9286054670.
See you there.
Address: 691 Crescent Ave., Lemoore, California 93245, USA
I was looking up a way to get
a hold of my wife Nenita who is visiting her mom in brgy Balud (May
10-about the 25th or so) and I came across your website. Very
interesting discussion. If any one there can help me, please have my
wife "Nenita" in brgy Balud contact me. Thanks.
Name: Nene A.
Address: London, England
Date: 13 May 2007
Kumusta kamo na mga taga
Samar, ngan Ma have a wonderful birthday. Ngan, happy, happy fiesta
liwat dida sa mga taga San Isidro Nothern Samar, and also I would like
to say thank you to Mr. Ray Gaspay who created this site.
Address: Skarvet 29, Tyssedal 5770, Norway
Happy Mothers Day!!! Mga
kababayan ko na taga Samar, good luck sa election! Sana vote wisely kamo!!!
Sana lang maging peaceful ang Election day bukas... God bless you
Nacario Cajipe Jackson
Address: 4099 Maxanne Dr. Kenessaw Ga., USA
Date: 13 May 2007
Good day Sonia. How are you
and your family? You are correct, I’m from Sta. Rita. I did not know
that there are Cajipes in Calbayog too. If you go and surf in websites,
type on Cajipe and you will see them. Some of them are well renown
artist in Europe and USA. So maybe we are relatives? Please check if we
are really. Mail me or txt me. Here's my roaming cel.pon.09206532369 or
email me. Ok dear? Thank you for posting this. Love you all!
Name: Luz Clark
Address: South Carolina, USA
Date: 13 May 2007
Happy birthday and many happy
returns to Miss Alvie Mae Gavani Fallorina of Catbalogan Samar!
Kumusta mga taga Samar, lalo
na god an mga taga Allen Northern Samar, thanks for this site…mabuhay
Address: Catbalogan, Samar
Date: May 11, 2007
To comment to Mano Cesar plan
to solicit donations to defray for the legal expenses of fishermen
caught with dolphins. First of all, these fishermen should go to jail.
It would be a great deception for them to claim that they are ignorant
of the law. To believe that they are ignorant, then I say unequivocably
that Don Mabulay and Charo Nabong had failed miserably in their quest (kuno)
to help the impoverished fishermen all around the Maqueda Bay area. The
truth is these fishermen are the one who dynamite with abandon and
destroys the fishing waters of Maqueda bay.
Kaya Mano Cesar, stop your
plan in helping these kind of people, if you want that Catbalogan will
be great. In all probability, the fishermen could have dynamited first
(as always the case) the dolphins. Thank you.
Date: May 11, 2007
P A I N T I N G !!!!!!!.......Maupay
nga adlaw sa lahat. Gusto ko ipaalam kay Mr. young_entrep ng Cebu na
madami akong Painting sa mga laban ni Manny Pacquiao Kung gusto mong
bumili o kaya kung sinuman ang may gustong bumili mag email lang kayo sa
akin. Para ito sa mga Fans ni Manny Pacquiao. Salamat po.
Cajipe Lumiares Bacalso
Address: Bgy Mercedes Catbalogan City
Date: 11 May 2007
I just want to ask Luz Cajipe
Jackson, king saan ang galing ang family nila. Kasi ang karamihan sa mga
Cajipe ay mga taga Sta. Rita, sana mabasa mo ang sulat kong ito. Ang mga
iba ngayon ay nasa Calbayog.
Maraming salamat sayo kaibigan.
Sana sagutin mo ang sulat ko.
Name: Jude C.
Date: May 10 2007
4 days nala maabot na iton
adlaw hit pag botos..sana maging ikmat iton kada tagsa ha aton nga dapat
iton kandidato nga may ada usa nga yakan para hiton mga taga Samar..
Maaram na kita nga tanan nga
kinahanglan gud pilion naton iton ibobotos nga maaram hiton mga kabutang
hiton mga kablas nga sugad ha aton. Iton nakakabati hit tingug hit mga
Sering pa every 3 years la
kita nakabotos. Sana di masayang ngan mangadto hiton waray gamit nga
kandidato iton aton uusa nga botos..
Huh...oi pinag isipan ko yan
ha, hirap mag isip anu...hehehehe
Address: Al Dabab St., Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Date: 9 May 2007
Kumusta na mga San Polihanon
ngan mga taga Borongan...WAZZUP!!!
Address: 17 Wynter St., Bundaberg, Queensland 4670,
Date: May 9, 2007
I am now a resident of
Bundaberg Queensland Australia. After 23 years of Australian residency I
am still interested with news from overseas specially Northern Samar.
Does your news coverage extend that way, if so can you also include news
from that province? Thanks so much.
Name: Dave & Jo
Date: 8th May 2007
We're an English couple
travelling around the Philippines, and we've just been through Samar. We
could have spent a lot longer there, such a great place we'll have to
come back. We met some guys from Oz that suggested that some of you may
be interested in our blog & to post it here, so here it is
www.planetranger.com/daveandjo if you visit it'd be
great to hear from you. All the best, Dave & Jo.
Name: Niño Ver
Hello Samarnon! Just wanna say
advance happi fiesta San Isidro Zumarraga Samar diz comin May 18 & 19.
Have fun people. Regards to all ma relatives.
Name: Mr. Sa
Date: May 6, 2007
You are good at your
accusations but what have you done for Samar?
Address: Foshan City, China
Date: May 6, 2007
Kumusta ha nga kapadihan namon
dida ha Catbalogan, onta may mag email na usa ha iyo, and more power
Date: May 3, 2007
Maaram na kita nga tanan han
balaud han pagdagat nga igindidiri na an pagdakop han lomod ug pawikan
ug ibapa nga endanger species ngabubuhi ha aton lugar dinhi ha Samar nga
kon kay-ano nga nahihinabu pa ini? Ayaw nagad naton igbaliwalaini!
Magkaada na konta kita hin responsabilidad kada tagsa bisan kita pobre
waray iniskoylahan waaray makaun damo pa itba ngapaagi para mabuhi kita.
Sanglit nanawagan ako igkasi ko mga Samarnon ngakon mayniyo mabubulig
para maidukar pa it iba palihug gad. Salamat sir Ray maupay nga adlaw.
Name: Mr. W. A.
Address: Villareal, Samar
Date: May 3
Re Cesar Torres' concern on
the plight of the "ignorant and impoversihed" fishermen who were caught
with dolphins appears to have been born out of a long detachment from
the realities and concerns of Samar.
Perhaps more apt is to
describe this as romantic or a lame excuse to once more indulge in
unaudited solicitation efforts which is his standard response to the
social ills of his kababayans. Not so few solicitation efforts were
launched overseas and elsewhere for the sake of the hapless Samareño. I
wonder how much of these good intentions found their way to help the
beneficiaries of the donations? What Torres should instead do is to come
home and stop pretending that he is another JOMA in exile.
Even Palparan does not know him from Julius Caesar, much more take
unnecessary pains to discredit him. He should squarely answer
accusations hurled against him as "a government agent of the Marcos
regime posing as militant" and/or allow concerned citizens of Villareal
take a peek at the solicitations he did in the name of a better
Villareal - Kasang-an road.
What would Don Mabulay and the
Tandaya people say about his alluding them to help the hapless fishermen
knowing fully well that they did was meant more to "educate" rather than
persecute them? On the other hand, is it because there are less gullible
donors here in the Philippines that Torres prefer to stay abroad? Just
asking. More power to Mr. Gaspay and thanks for this wonderful site!
Address: 135 Village Creek Drive, Lake in the Hills,
Illinois 60156, USA
Date: May 2, 2007
Maupay nga gab-i sa iyo nga
tanan mga Paranasnon. Mabuhay!!!!!!! kamo dida mga kababayan ko.
Hi am looking for my good
friends from Eastern Samar. Anybody that knows their whereabouts pls.
give them my message that I really want to see them when I come home for
a vacation. My friends names are Lucy Glino and Margarita Gillo from
Cabay Balangkayan and Emy and Baby Caigoy from Sulat Eastern Samar.
Waray pa kami magkirita since we graduated from nsg. school and they
never answered my letter. Pls. get in touch with me guys…miss you. By
the way I am using their maiden names...more power.
Date: 30 April
Panawagan han mga taga
Borongan! May-ada ta Online Based Community Forum. Bisita ha
http://www.boronganon.net See you there!
Address: 12 Jupiter St., Constellations Homes, Zabarte,
Camarin, Caloocan City
Date: April 29, 2007
Hello Calbayog people! I have
a friend in Calbayog City who's name is Ms. Joan Hechanova, a resident
of Tinambakan, Calbayog City, but now she's already married. She was my
former classmate in high school at St. Francis Educational Institute in
Allen, N. Samar since 1987-1990, and my bestfriend too. Up to now am
still looking for her. If anybody know/s her, pls. inform Joan to send
me an e-mail and I am glad/excited and look forward to see/know where
she is right now.
I've been to Calbayog since
1998 if not mistaken, but no idea where to find her. Thanks a lot
Address: Calbayog City, Samar
Date: April 27
Have a good day to everyone
especially to Mr. Ray Gaspay who creates this site not only for those
who are Samarnon but those who wander in this site who create and
contribute their concern in Samar. I'm Samarnon and 10 of my colleagues
we salute you SIR. I’m so astonish the time I discover this site, it was
7 years ago when I left my fatherland and force to fight the chaos life
in other place. Everything, anything in my days I want it prompt because
I want to come back to my fatherland with the things I've learn in my
struggle, there's no time in my days that I doesn't commemorate my
childhood experiences in the MATAM-IS NGA TONA.
Sir we are so proud of you and
to all Samarnons who are in continues support for the site you made and
I hope our populace will be united even though we converge our ideas
only here. "Thank you and more power"
Address: Alicante, Spain
Date: april 26,2007
Hello to everyone, hello to
you sir Ray, thanks for giving us this chance to post our message, I
just want to ask an advise to all of you on how to find a person through
this messages, I'M THE ONE WHO IS LOOKING FOR MY MOTHERS FRIEND whom he
never seen. She lives somewhere in Samar, can anyone give us some advise
what are the other options? To all the relatives, friends or family of
FLUCIRFIDA MABANSAG, Manawagan ko sa inyong tanan if where is she now
can one of you let us know,please...Magpasalamat kaayo ko ug dako sa
Address: 1515 Markham, Tacoma, WA
Date: April 26, 2007
Hello everyone! Happy Fiesta
dida ha Natimonan, Gandara, Samar. Hi guys! Anyone who graduated in
Samar College batch 2003, I would to communicate with. You can contact
me at my email add
Date: 26 April 2007
To Ray Gaspay and Don Mabulay:
We will try to raise P5,000 to
help defray the legal expenses of those ignorant and poor fishermen who
were apprehended because of the dolphins that they caught and were being
But they have to be taught, to
know, to learn that we need to protect our marine and fisheries
resources. It is terrible to contemplate the possibility that our future
generations will not know what dolphins are or to behold a lifeless sea.
That area surrounded by Solangan and Buri used to teem with fish,
shellfish and other marine life. Now, it is almost lifeless.
Perhaps, Don Mabulay and the
Tandaya people should assist in resolving this case of the ignorant and
impoverished fishermen along Maqueda Bay. Don, we will send the money to
How about other Samarnons all
over the world? When the Catholics are celebrating their fiestas,
especially the Katbaloganons who worship the Patron Saint of the
Fishermen, St. Bartholomew the Apostle, can you allocate a portion of
your gala to help the poor fishermen along the Catbalogan seashores and
Maqueda Bay? Don't spend too much on food also. Anyway, magtambok na
kamo and laden with cholesterol. Share with our fellow believers in San
Bartolome who are malnourished and starving.
Wishing I am there
Date: 26 Apr 2007
I found your website while
browsing for supplier for bamboo. I needed materials for my handicraft
and i was glad i saw your website. I hope you can also provide links to
your local DTI with their email address so I can contact them or maybe
DTI Eastern Visayas and see if they can assist me in getting suppliers
from Samar too and help the local economy in the provinces especially
since we are all visayans.
And it had always been my goal
to help my fellow visayans prosper. I know some might call that "regionalistic"
but to me it's only my way of helping my community.
Date: April 26 2007
Maupay nga adlaw ha iyo nga
tanan nga mga nabisita hini nga site, ngan kan Mr. Gaspay, sir mayda
gadla ak request unta magbutang ka hin damo nga picture hiton aton city,
kay para makita hit bug os nga kalibutan nga maupay it aton lugar, para
damo it maging turesta hit Catbalogan ngan bug os nga Samar. Salamat nga
Name: Y. Kwan
Address: Houston, USA
Date: April 25, 2007
Hi everyone, I enjoyed
visiting your website and also the photos of the pretty beaches of
Calicoan Island, the caves and lagoons. I would like to meet some local
girls from the Guiuan area for friendship. Looking forward to hear from
some interesting Filipina. Please feel free to email me anytime. Thank
Address: 4099 Maxanne Dr., Kenessaw, GA 30144, USA
Date: April 25, 2007
Thank you Mr. Ray for creating
this website. This makes me happy whenever I'm chatting here. From this
I gain new friends from all over the world. They were nice people.
Please if anything that you need to keep this web site going email me if
I can help. God be with you and the staff'.
Address: Sta. Margarita, Samar
Date: April 25, 2007
To: Samar News.com
I really appreciate that you
were able to reach the reading public through the internet, for free. It
gives the internet user a clear picture of what is Samar and what's
going on in this side of the world. No wonder, most people who know this
website may from time to time log on to update them of the real
As in my case, I knew more
what's going on in Samar through the net than living here with no access
to printed materials.
Name: Ana Maria
Address: San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Date: 21 April 2007
There is no rhyme or reason in
Calbayog Mayor Sarmiento's very strong opposition to Catbalogan's
cityhood except for his selfishness or envy of Catbalogan. As a Samareño
(or is he?) and Secretary General of the League of Cities of the
Philippines (LCP), he should have used his position to advocate strongly
for the cityhood not only of Catbalogan, but Borongan and Baybay as
well. Instead, he and his ilk sued these newly-converted cities in the
Supreme Court and asked the Comelec to withhold the plebiscite to derail
their cityhood status.
What a shame and waste of
money, time and resources!
Name: Ka Edong
Address: New Jersey, USA
I know that this is a Samarnon
website, but can you also post the list of LOCAL CANDIDATES for the
Leyte Province in your ELEKSYON 2007 webpage. I have been trying to look
for the list pero waray naman yana active nga Leyte websites.. amo gadla..
salamat hin madamo
Akon gadla konta ginpapakiana
sa mga nangatungdanan san Calbayog City mahiunong san amon GSIS
remittance nga kay nano nga diri na kami nakaka loan. An siring san GSIS
Catbalogan waray man kuno remittance an Calbayog. Pirme nala ini kon san
o an tiharani na an eleksyon, mao kami nagkakaproblema sa GSIS.
Nakakapinsar ak lugod nga an akon pinaglan sa gobyerno pagparatrabaho,
mao siguro an igbabayad san mga botante yana nga eleksyon. Kinahanglan
na siguro ada mag mata an mga empleyado. Kasakit sa buot nga gin
lilinuko na kita. Mga Calbayognon maupay ba ini?