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Address: New York, USA
Contact Email: email@example.com
Date: 13 September 2004
Avelino of Calbayog and New York, granddaughter of a famous Samarnon, Senate
President Jose Avelino who ran for President of the Philippines, has been
"walking" in New York to raise funds for the projects of the "Building Futures
Together" foundation. The foundation has a livelihood project helping the
poorest of the poor and a reading project for the children in Calbayog.
Below is her
message regarding this year's walking for a cause to help the poorest in Calbayog. Ultimately, the Building Futures Together Foundation may operate in
other parts of Samar, such as Catbalogan or Guiuan or Borongan or Catubig.
In the San Franciso Bay Area
Countdown to BUILDING FUTURES TOGETHER
Third Annual Walk For Poverty – Sunday, September 19, 2004
exactly one week away to September 19, 2004. We just returned from a “dry run”
of the path the 5K walk will take in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Today was
beautiful day and we are anticipating that September 19th, will be as good if
not better than today.
walkers, you still have time to contact your friends, family, officemates,
colleagues seeking pledges of support for your participation in the Walk For
Poverty. Please have your registration forms already filled out, along with
the $10 registration fee, made out to Building Futures Together, Inc. when you
get to Flushing Meadows Corona Park. And if you have pledges collected and
ready to submit you may do as as well at that time. The last day for the
submission of all pledges is October 15.
If you are
not walking for any reason, we hope nonetheless for your active participation
in the fund raising effort by making an outright tax deductible donation to:
Building Futures Together, Inc.
comfortably, (we are asking our walkers to wear old, torn white t-shirts) bring
water if you like, and wear good walking shoes.
assembling at 10:30am under the Unisphere on the side of the Queens Museum of
Art. The Walk will start at 11am. It should take no more than an hour to walk 3
get to the Unisphere and walk has gone ahead and you want to catch up, this is
the path we will take to complete 3.5 miles:
We will go
once around the Unisphere circle, and exit on Avenue F (this is a beautiful
tree lined wide path). As you come to the end of Avenue F, the path will fork
– take the left. Cross the street (Meridian Street) and follow the path (this
would be underneath the network of expressways, etc) until you see the park
again….veer left (you should be in an area marked Lot 6) and you will cross a
small bridge. To your right you will see the lake.…just walk along the
lake: nothing could be more beautiful and serene. This is one of the better
places to commune with nature and to get in touch with yourself. You will see
sailboats, ducks, weeping willows. This walk will eventually take you back to
To get to the Unisphere from the Subway: Take the No. 7 line to Willets Point/Shea Stadium.
As you exit, follow the signs to Flushing Meadows Corona Park (not Shea stadium
unless you want to pitch some balls). You will walk down a long wooden ramp.
At the bottom, take the Avenue A path until you get to the Unisphere.
have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at 718-426-9471 or email
See you on
Sunday, September 19.
Loudette N. Avelino
Amada and Harry Smedley
Address: RR#1 Box 84, Tallula, IL 62688, USA
from the cornfield of Illinois. We have been gone now for 10 years and have
completely lost track of Amanda's family in Jipapad. If anyone is going that way
or has any reliable contact in Jipapad please email me. We are looking for the
family of Engracia & Brigidio Oros. Any help in this matter would earn our
gratitude. Call us collect in the US at 217-634-4231 at any time. Help please
and thank you.
Address: 373 Malagasang 1d, Imus, Cavite 4103, Philippines
just want to join
Date: 10 September 2004
To Miss Muffin, the Burak Girl:
Thank you for
giving some importance to what I wrote regarding the Catholic Samarnons'
penchant for too much religious parties, through fiestas, all over the world.
The point I was trying to stress was that wealth has a social responsibility.
Just because one is wealthy does not necessarily mean that one can do with his
or her wealth as he or she wishes. Flaunting one's wealth, labi na kon looted
or kinawat becomes obscene. For those who believe in the Catholic Church, this
is the message of Pope Paul VI, in his Encyclical, "Populorum Progressio". I
have copied the link below, for those who are interested and who would like to
substantiate their Catholicism or their Christianity. Or kon mga pade or
religious people nga diri ma-aram para mahibaro.
I have also
copied some quotations from the Encyclical.
I am not a fanatic Catholic. When I was a student in Diliman, I barely went to
Church. But I find it so sad that we party in 5-star hotels while our fellow
believers are subsisting on garbage in Payatas or selling their bodies all over
wondering, it seems that our Samarnon Internet users are very fond of using
aliases. Can we not stand on what we believe in? As a matter of principle and
Encyclical Letter of Pope Paul VI promulgated on March 26, 1967
bishops, priests, religious, the faithful and to all men of good will,
development of peoples has the Church's close attention, particularly the
development of those peoples who are striving to escape from hunger, misery,
endemic diseases and ignorance; of those who are looking for a wider share in
the benefits of civilization and a more active improvement of their human
qualities; of those who are aiming purposefully at their complete fulfillment.
Following on the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council a renewed consciousness of
the demands of the Gospel makes it her duty to put herself at the service of
all, to help them grasp their serious problem in all its dimensions, and to
convince them that solidarity in action at this turning point in human history
is a matter of urgency.
49. We must
repeat once more that the superfluous wealth of rich countries should be placed
at the service of poor nations. The rule which up to now held good for the
benefit of those nearest to us, must today be applied to all the needy of this
66. The world
is sick. Its illness consists less in the unproductive monopolization of
resources by a small number of men than in the lack of brotherhood among
individuals and peoples
economic, social and cultural inequalities among peoples arouse tensions and
conflicts, and are a danger to peace. As We said to the Fathers of the Council
when We returned from Our journey of peace to the United Nations: "The condition
of the peoples in process of development ought to be the object of our
consideration; or better: our charity for the poor in the world--and there are
multitudes of them--must become more considerate, more active, more
generous". To wage war on misery and to struggle against injustice is to
promote, along with improved conditions, the human and spiritual progress of all
men, and therefore the common good of humanity. Peace cannot be limited to a
mere absence of war, the result of an ever precarious balance of forces. No,
peace is something that is built up day after day, in the pursuit of an order
intended by God, which implies a more perfect form of justice among men.
86. All of
you who have heard the appeal of suffering peoples, all of you who are working
to answer their cries, you are the apostles of a development which is good and
genuine, which is not wealth that is self-centered and sought for its own sake,
but rather an economy which is put at the service of man, the bread which is
daily distributed to all, as a source of brotherhood and a sign of Providence.
Address: Palo, Leyte, Philippines
Marinel Omila Manjeron here... my father is from Basey, Eastern Samar. I'm
hoping i can meet some of my long-lost relatives here. come on guyz!
never been to a Katbaloganon party in my 25 years of life that i feel i must be
missing a lot. It would be nice to dance the kuratsa and eat litson, don't you
Cesar, consider me
heartless, but i find it difficult to make any connection between Katbaloganons
partying at 5-star hotels and fishermen who are living in poverty. While the
thought has the potential to elicit 'kaluoy', I don't think it holds water. For
one thing, doesn't anyone have the right to celebrate however he wants to? I
could write on and on to defend my position, but my reserve of 'english' (and
waray) words is running low. Kidding aside, i wish i have the time to devote
more time on this. I hear a tiny voice calling me. Bye for now. Duty calls.
P.S. - I read your
postings on the gugma and shs websites. You got humor. I have never 'met' a
samarnon who is as dedicated as you. More power. Keep up the good work.
Address: 2724 East Court, Hilltop Village, Richmond, California
On the history of the
Church in Catbalogan, perhaps, you can get in touch with Ms. Charo Nabong
Cabardo. She wrote a very authoritative history of Catbalogan which includes
the Parish of St. Bartholomew in Catbalogan. Charo works with the SIBP. You
might ask Mgsr. Max also.
And of course, another
source would be the Bishopric of Calbayog. Bishop Palma is one of the most
erudite princes of the Catholic Church in the Philippines these days.
Why not tailor your
discussion on the Church in Catbalogan with Pope Paul VI's Encyclical, "Populorum
Progressio" and how the Katbaloganons all over the world celebrate the Feast of
St. Bartholomew, the Patron Saint of the Fishermen, sometimes in 5-star hotels.
And yet our fishermen who are also believers in St. Bartholomew, are almost
groveling in abject poverty.
Address: 121 Brgy. 12, Catbalogan, Samar 6700, Philippines
Date: September 8, 2004
I am a 1st yr. Bass Pol
Sci student of the University of the Philippines in the Visayas Tacloban College
taking up Hist 1 under Prof. Talde and one of the course requirement is the
submission of the church history and I have been assigned to conduct a church
study in Catbalogan (St. Bartholomew Church).
In connection with this I
would like to ask if someone has a copy of the history of the St. Bartholomew
Church of Catbalogan. And in case if you have can I have a copy of this? Thank
Address: Oras, Eastern Samar, Philippines
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
looking for Beverly Carranza of Talalora.
Address: Pasay City, Philippines
kumusta na dyan ha Lalawigan Borongan Eastern Samar to my kababayan, hows the
town fiesta in Borongan pls. update me naman the hapinings..thanks. Regards to
all my kababayan.. Thanks
Mel of heritage hotel Manila
Address: 2363 Jasmin Street, Malate, Manila 1004, Philippines
Date: September 7, 2004
To All my kababayan,
Hi good day!!
I was really
blessed when god created me in this word. Why? because he give me the chance to
know him to help other people who is in need..so para sa mga taga samar study
hard! MAUPAY NGA PATRON HA EYO NGATANAN mga taga BORONGAN..there are many
choices in our life we should be wise in choosing such choices..just a friendly
suggestion, study hard if you want to achieve your goals, being a student is
hard, but then we have to for us to succeed..so gud luck...god bless!!
Ernesto S. Manuel, Jr.
Address: P.O. Box 10482, Dammam 31433, KSA
to give praise to the person responsible in the making of this samarnon website.
"you're the man". greetings to all my friends and relatives in catbalogan and to
batch "82 of SSAT. nananawagan la ako kon hino an nakakahinumdom ha akon.............email
nyo naman ako plssssssssssssssssssssssssss.
Monica Lacaba Cajipe
Address: Rizal Street, Sta. Rita, Western Samar 6718, Philippines
Ano dawla kon aada ka
yana ha computer para mag istorya kita hin binisaya? Please reply asap kay
kon dire makaturog nala ako.
Address: Room 205, No. 2, Chungshan North Road, Section 1, Taipe City,
Date: August 31, 2004
nga oras ha iyo ngatanan igkasi ko mga Waray-waray lalo na kan Bebot Pajanustan.
Kumusta ka na Bebot? Nabasa ko an im mensahi denhi manta hini nga website. Dako
god it akon pagpasalamat nga mayda ta sugad hini nga website nga kon diin
magkakaeroerestorya kita denhi.
liwat konta mahibaroan kon ano na an akon mga classmates hadto didto ha
University of Eastern Philippines, ha Catarman urog na an Batch 1984 ha College
of Arts and Sciences. Konta mabasa niyo ini nga akon panawagan og mag e-mail
kamo ha akon.
Salamat nga dako ha iyo
Address: Auckland, New Zealand
Date: 23 August 2004
to the Catbaloganon han ira uma-abot nga fiesta yana nga Agosto 24, 2004. Hinaut
kunta nga magmalipayon ngan magmalinampuson an iyo pagsalin-urog hini nga
patron (buwas, 24 Agosto). Kumusta liwat labi na gud han batch 78 ha SNS,kan
Lanlan Figueroa, Botyok Longasa, Pabling Sapayan and to all my former
"comrade-in-glass", kanda Padi Romy Gabatbat ngan Madi Bles Ramos, (kumusta kamo
dida) ngan labi na gud han familia ni Benedicto and Estelita Ramirez ha Munoz,
I just wish
you all the best in life.
Address: 916 N. Hakau Place, Lahaina, Hawaii 96761, USA
Date: August 22, 2004
y'all doin...so nice to have this site for the people of samar..i love that
place..shout out to all muh frenz in catbalogan,san jorge, gandara,and blanca
and all ova..to the club BOSSING, much mahalo for the hospitality when i was
there bout 5 months ago, to all the bands that plays there, y'all are awesome,
and to the people that i've met..anyways, more power to y'all and if y'all wanna
share some stories or jus wanna hit me back, muh email is here, dont hesitate to
holla, ima holla back..again aloha and much mahalo to y'all..
Address: 2724 East Court, Hilltop Village, Richmond, California
Date: 19 August 2004
There is no point in saying that
Tekwa is a "Filipino-Chinese" businessman. He is Filipino! Period.
We from the Land of Mai had economic
and cultural relations with the Chinese long before the Spaniards got lost in
Homonhon. And yet we don't refer to the mestizos in Catbalogan as
"Filipino-Spanish" or to those whose ancestors belong to the American soldiers
like the Motaks, etc., as "Filipino-Americans" or those who trace their ancestry
to the Arab traders in Tubig Indangan as "Filipino-Arabs".
I think a clarification by Ricky is
Thank you Ray. Sorry Ricky. :)
Address: 802 Balinese Ave., Henderson, NV 89015, USA
Kinokumusta ko an ngatanan nga akon ka batch ha Samar High School hadton tuig
han 1966. Usa na hi Aurora Saises ngan hi Wilfreda Bello from Daram. Komusta
liwat han pamilya han mga Hilvano ha Guintarcan, Villareal, Catbalogan og
Zumarraga. My appreciation to the individual who created the Samar news website.
I enjoyed reading the articles in this website. Keep up the good work and good
luck. May god bless you all.
Address: # 90-b Otero Ave. Mabayuan, Olongapo City 2209, Zambales,
folks, just want to post this name, Theresa M. Abadiano if any one of you have
any info about here relatives down there in Catbalogan pls. email me asap your
help would be great to me tnx and god bless!!!
Ruel Picardo Madeja
Address: Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (Sabic), P.O. Box 11115, Jubail
Industrial City 31961, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Date: 18th August 2004
I just want to convey my greetings to Pampang Elementary School Alumnus
The phenomenal economic growth within
the Philippines has seen the emergence of many Filipinos specially Orason, San
Policarpio per se responding to these developments thru education where one
would try themselves strive for excellence thru education. Education per se is
the root for success.
This 1st Alumni of Pampang Elementary
School would encourage all Pampanganons to forego and strive excellence as this
Alumnus would be the model for their children's children.
Thank you and may God bless you all.
I, in behalf of the Madeja's clan wish you all more power and success in life.
Date: 18 Aug 2004
Hi Catbaloganons! I've been watching
the ongoing Athens Olympics. I'm astound by the greatness of the rest of the
world, particularly the new powerhouses China & Japan. Hope the Philippines can
catch up soon. Instead of hyping on drugs & corruption, why not put our
resources & selflessness into encouraging our youth on sports? Catbaloganons &
Samarnons are good people; they just need good leaders to become better, or even
Adelbert S. Batica
Address: 2525 Columbus Ave. South, Minneaolis, Minnesota 55404, USA
Bravo and thanks, Dr. Saucelo, for
this insightful piece touching on a very important subject matter: diet. Like
many, I always thought that "eating rich" was the way to stay healthy, until age
began catching up with me and I also began paying more attention to my health.
It's just too bad that I can't have my fill of healthy food as often as I want
to, as the simple foodstuffs like cassava, camote, and tilapia are quite
expensive in the U.S. I, however, do a lot of substitution by having vegetables
in my linaga, though one could only wish he had access to tinola nga isda in
these parts. My mouth began watering as soon as I saw "sarapon" in your
article, this "lowly" fish (especially pinaksiw) being one of my favorites in my
younger years. Certainly, we can't find this fish variety in the U.S., but I'm
sure that if it were available, I wouldn't hesitate to load up my fridge. Of
course, tilapia is a good substitute. Perhaps it's the longing for the simpler
lifestyle and simpler food that has been pushing me to seriously consider
retirement in Samar.
Again, thanks for a very informative
article. Keep up the good work!!!
Address: Dublin, Ireland
Date: August 15, 2004
Hi! i just want to convey my warmest
greetings to my friend and a former boardmate in college, MR. MENELEO SISON from
Ilang ilang St. Munoz, Catbalogan (hope i still remember it right) whom i havent
seen for a long time now. I believe he is working in PCI Bank Catbalogan and
already married to Sol from San Jorge and as far as i know they have child
already. Kumusta nala ha iyo including your family (in case u happen to know
this website), your parents Mana Preciousa and Mr. Sison, your sister Sheila and
your bro Jopert. Hope you're all in the best of health!
Ver Donaire Hermosa
Address: Sydney, Australia
How ya doin samarnon! Just wanna say
"HELLO" to all ma relatives in the philippines. If ya wanna find out more about
ma websites. Below are the lists of ma websites. Thanx a lot Kuya RAY. Keep up
the good work.
Here are my websites:
http://www.dj-hightek.tk -> Personal Website
http://www.zumarraga-samar.tk -> About Zumarraga Samar,but still
http://www.san-isidro-samar.tk -> About San Isidro Zumarraga Samar
http://www.catbalogansamar.tk -> About MIRC Undernet Server #catbalogan
Address: Doktorsg. 11A, Ängelholm S-262 52, Sweden
Date: August 13, 2004
Una ha ngatanan damo nga salamat kan
Mr. Ray Gaspay nga naghimo hine nga webbsite kay sugad ko nga nakaukoy dide ha
iba nga bansa may-ada na kami babasa-basahon nga tikang dida ha aton kay
siyempre namimingaw kami dida ha aton ha Samar. Konta magka may-ada liwat ine
hin mga receipes hit pagkaon dida ha aton luto nga winaray para hit sugad ko nga
dire god mag-aram magluto hit winaray nga pagluto makapagluto kami. Maaram ako
magluto hit luto nga iba dida ha Pilipinas kay may makikita man ha internet nga
mga receipes sugad hit adobo, beef caldereta, pansit, menudo ngan damo pa nga
iba, para naman kami manhibaro ngan mapatilaw namon dide hit mga taga dide nga
bansa nga amon gin-uukyan pareho ha akon hit mga swedish nga mga kamag-anak hit
akon asawa, mga customers namon kay bussinesssman hit akon asawa ngan mga
kasangkayan. Damo nga salamat gidaan.
Kinukumusta ko ngatanan an akon mga
ka-batch ( 78 ) ha Samar High nga naghost han alumni han yana nga tuig. Kay waray
ako pakag-atender han alumni, hain naman an iyo mga promises ha akon nga paparad-an
ako niyo han mga souveniers han aton alumni panawagan kan Mr. President
Atty.Medino Acuba, bisan nala unta an kopya han kuha han alumni para naman makita
ko kay talagang namimissed ko na kamo ngatanan nga mga ka-batch ko. May ginkuha
gad han akon patud ngan iya asawa han beach party han alumni kay nakahuram man
hira han video camera han bugto ni Rosario. Pero karuyag ko makita an bug-os nga
alúmni. Amola ngahaw mga maghusay ngan mga guwapo kamo nga akon mga ka-batch. An
mga bayot, bayot la ngahaw waray pa magiging tunay nga mga lalaki ( just kidding
) Hi congressman Arthur Vaughn Zosa (counselor pala) nanhihinganga didto han
video kadiri to death. Baga hurong-hurong. Ako naman habang nanonood han iyo mga
pagpinangaon naglilinaway ako dide konsinakon maupay nagod manhibuk-ukan kamo
dida ( inggit la ako dide ) Maribhong godman an iyo beach party. Upay-upaya god
niyo kay huhulaton ko ito dide nga iyo mga promises ha akon. Akon liwat
ginkukumusta an amon mga kapit-bahay ha Piczonville Subd.
Jan, Dayday & Sven-Erik
Address: Western Sydney, Australia
Date: 14 Aug 2004
G'day from downunder. I read the
message of Felisa Gomba. I would like to know her correct email address. Fely if
you read this message, please send me an email. thanks and more power to samar
Address: California, USA
Date: August 11, 2004
Hi, I am looking for Ms. Teresa L.
Bulan who, I learned, is now residing in New York or in New Jersey. I would
appreciate it very much if somebody will tell me how to contact her. She is my
auntie (my father's cousin). I haven't heard from her for years. I used to
live in their house in Patag, Catbalogan, while I was a high school student.
Whoever can provide me with her phone number, kindly e-mail me at my address
Address: Lapinig, Northern Samar
date: August 8, 2004
Maupay nga adlaw! nalilipay ako nga
may-da na site han mga samarnon kun diin pwede kita makahibaro kun ano an balita
hit aton mga kababayan ha iba-iba nga lugar.
Address: Blk 2 L-16 Real St. Majestic Sub., Concepcion, Marikina
Date: August 07, 2004
Maupay nga adlaw ha iyo nga tanan...
mahidlaw na talaga it Sinamarnon nga buhay. Yana ko la ini hibarui nga mayda
ngay-an site an mga taga Samar. Pirmi n ak hin yana mabisita para makahibaro kun
ano an latest nga balita ha aton... Damo nga salamat!!!! Hope nga magkamay ada
ak mga kasangkayan dinhi... : )
Address: Barangay Ulango, Tanawan, Batangas, Philippines
Date: August 7, 2004
Hello everyone taga Samar ako liwat
piro sa Manila na ako lumaki after Tacloban City, Leyte bago ang napangasawa ko
ay Batang-ginyo. Just want to ask a favor from you guys if anyone know Saul
Baliclic or Baliklik from Basey Samar please email me or drop by at our Samar or
Visayan group at:
Damo nga salamat in advance.
Address: Bangon, Pinabacdao, Samar
Contact Country: Florida (U.S.A)
Date: August 7, 2004
I would liked to greet my father (MARCIAL
MACABENTA) a very very happy Birthday these coming August 12. May you have many
many more B-days to come. Hope your Birthday's full of love a very happy one!
We wish you Lots of love, happiness, good health and a long life to live. We
love you and we missed you so much! hope to see you soon on your Hermano
Address: 222 Blackhawk Terrace, Bensenville, Illinois 60106, USA
Contact Email: email@example.com
Date: August 5, 2004
Maupay nga oras ha iyo ngatanan,
Peace, joy and love of the Lord be
yours in abundance! Salamat nga damo kan Ray hine nga web-site. Han pag post ko
hin message han una, may nag reply dayon kinabuwasan. Emily (Mimi) Luna from New
York, anak han akon classmate, Lou Jaboli Dacillo (SSAT-62), taga Jiabong nga
aadi ha New Jersey. Gloria (Lolly) Cinco Huela ha Marikina, manghod nera Dito
and Tom Cinco from (SSAT) Catbalogan. Si Lolly pala is my sister in Christ, we
are members of Couples for Christ, we are in 117 countries in the world at
present, we are families of the Holy Spirit renewing the face of the earth.
Kumusta man ha iyo mga brothers and sisters (CFC, HOLD, SOLD, SFC, YFC, KFC and
brethren from all Social Ministries), mga taga: Catbalogan, Jiabong, Motiong,
Paranas, Calbiga, ug han bug-os nga Samar. Mabuhay an Samar, mabuhay an
Pilipinas! God is good!
Candyd Angela Nadela
Address: Catbalogan, Western Samar, Philippines
Date: August 5, 2004
Hi everyone. This site is really cool
and so astig. I have a comment particularly ha BIR Catbalogan. They are so
halimaw, at least man la unta magpapahibaro hira na magtatax mapping hira on
some parts of Western Samar at least a week before kay para makaprepare muna an
businessmen for their books. An kuri ha ira kay bisan ada na an libro, kuruhaun
la didto ha bookkeeper ira na dayun gin-mumultahan, the least is P1000...take
note P1000!!! Most of the time kinikilkilan pa nira hit usa nga grossery ha
Calbayog, it dapit ha may Nijaga Park ha luyo for at least P2000 per kilkil. Ka-iro
man intawon han mga gudti na negosyante.. Pipirahay na la ngani hit kita
lilimason pa hit mga taga BIR. Dapat talaga mawara na ito hira. I'm supporting
Pres. GMA's 10 point agenda especially the dissolution of BIR. Dugang la hira
han sakit ha ulo ha amon nga mga gudti nga mga negosyante. I hope this message
will awaken other businessmen in our province. Let's support for the dissolution
of BIR. Mabuhay an mga Samarnon!!!
Address: 09 boston St., Cubao, Quezon City 1109, Philippines
Date: Aug. 03, 2004
Nakilala pa ka mo ha akon. Hi jolina
taga san pablo purok3, may kontra ha iyo.
Address: 09 Boston St., Cubao, Quezon City 1109, Philippines
Contact Email: jonelPC_21@yahoo.com
Date: Aug. 03, 2004
MAUPAY NGA TANAN HA IYO! KUMUSTA KAMO
DIDA! MAUPAY KAY MAY SITE NA KITA!