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Name: Bebiana Sizemore
23751 Goldrush Dr, Diamond
Bar, CA 91765, USA
I am looking for my
classmate from high school. She is from Calbayog, don't know exactly where
in Calbayog and her name is Clarina Cruda. We both went to high school at
Samar Regional School of Fisheries, Class of '73. Clarina, if you happen to
read this message, please respond to my e-mail address. An akon apelyido han
daraga pa ako. "Montejo". I hope you are doing great. I wish I could also
get in contact with our classmate Salvacion, forgot her last name though.
Also, Ligaya is sending you her regards.
Name: Bruno Sorensen
Address: Praestevanget 20, Herning, Jylland 7400, Denmark
Contact Email: dbfoxbox2yahoo.dk
Date: 6-6 2005
I am in search for the winner of Miss
Eastern Visayas beauty contest 2002 - I am told the winner was : Mary Rose Jaro.
But I can not find any informations about her - who can help ? She was also Miss Leyte Pintados in 2002.
Any informations welcomed.
Name: A.J. Cabrales
Address: Walnut, CA , USA
Mr. Camello's idea for a jury system
in the Philippines will never work in that country where everyone is related, in
a way, to almost everyone. The courts will never be able to fill the jury boxes
because prospective jurors will end up being excused. Our culture is so
different from the Americans. Among Filipinos, blood is always thicker than
water and of course, you cannot just dismiss the "utang na loob" syndrome
prevalent among the citizens. Can you imagine meting the death sentence to a
blood relative or to someone who has done you a big favor? That is not the
Filipino way. It would be difficult for justice to be served.
Address: Homeland, California, USA
The "war" on corruption cannot be won
with the power of "Generals" alone. Participation of the "platoon" of "privates"
is the key to send grafters to jail including a Super Grafter-In-Chief whenever
one is born along the way. Kindly visit the web site below for the article:
Why "privates?" Because there is no
more level to demote them down into even if they happen to send a Super
Grafter-In-Chief to jail.
Name: Jerry Olson
Address: PO Box 568, Soddy Daisy, Tn 37384, USA
I want to take the time to say how
much I enjoy the "Samar News" and read it as often as my work will allow. I also
wanted to take the time to invite those reading the "Samar News" to join in and
take part in my Yahoo group "Philippine Living Island Paradise" This group is
made up of people from all over the world that want to learn more about living
in the Philippines. It would be so valuable to have many Filipino's to join the
group and truly share their opinions and information about Philippine Living.
You Members make the group and it is my desire to have a group that is growing
and getting the correct information about what life in the Philippines is truly
about. I personally love the Philippines and it is my wife's (from Southern
Leyte) and my desire to soon be able to retire to the Philippines. Then enjoy
the beauty that the Philippines has to offer each and every day.
Again I want you to take the time to
look at our Yahoo Group. Here is the Link:
Jerry and Marcy
Name: Delia Mendaruz-Brunyee
Date: 1 May 2005
I live in the U.K. and I've just come
back from Catbalogan, Samar after joining our Batch 86 SSPC/SSU reunion. What
can I say....I enjoyed every minute of it! Will do it again given the chance.
Even I'm not getting proper sleep...Thanks to Gene for warning me... I would
like to thank some lovely people for helping me arrange my vacation. Anton
you're great! Also Lourdes, you're great too, but not as great as Anton (he
he)...Have you used that thing I gave you yet? I must say that all-night videoke
at your place took my last ounce of energy. I just had to bring one back to
England to practice more. Rommel I think you need to go round more videoke bars
to get higher scores, ha ha.
Everyone was great! Thanks to all the
batch members who made the effort to attend the reunion. Nice to see you all and
hopefully I'll be visiting you again in the near future. God Bless.
Name: Sita Macandili
Address: Barangay Ulango, Tanawan, Batangas, Philippines
Date: April 29, 2005
Nag drop by lang ako to say "hi" hit
akon ig kasi Samarnon. An akon asawa taga Batangas. Kon mayda kamo oras pasyada
kamo ngadi ha amon Samar Group. Adi ako na permi nakikipag chikahan. Madali
manla iton ngadi pumasyada total dire man iton kinahanglan sumakay pa kita hit
bus kundi one click away la.
cgi: amo ine it address.
You've nothing to lose man kun sakali
kumadi kamo pumasyada.
Name: Cesar Torres
Date: 25 April 2005
To the Australian with an alias of
Thank you so much for caring for that
girl whose relatives are forcing her to prostitution.
You are not really intruding into some
"cultural sensibilities" when you expressed your concern. We Filipinos and
Samarnons are not like some Togubrian Islanders (remember the anthropologist,
Margaret Mead who documented the sexual mores and practices of those islanders
just on top of Australia?) whose moral values are quaint and unique.
We are just poor Beat-Route. Hence,
child prostitution, hunger, ignorance, malnourishment, criminality, drug
addiction, roaming around the world as menials and exploited workers, and
And why are we poor?
This is a very profound question. Why
are Third World societies, like the Philippines, poor?
But why could Malaysia and Singapore
surmount their traditionalism and their poverty before? And now they are hiring
Fiipinos as servants.
Help us answer this question Beat
Address: Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Date: 25th April 2005
I just came back from Samar on a
mission trip with my church. I am very concerned about the welfare of one young
girl I met. I was horrified to learn that she and her siblings are bartered into
prostitution by their alcoholic father. I know this isn't really anything new
and is an epidemic problem in your country, I just want to know if there are any
services available where she can get help? I really don't mean any offence or
anything I just happened to care very much for this young girl and her siblings.
I was hoping there is some way I can help them to get out of this situation.
Please understand that its all new to me and I was very shocked by this girls
confessions and really hope there is someway she and her family can find the
help they're so desperately need. Although I must say I'm not absolutely sure if
she is in this particular situation because when I spoke to her again a few days
later and raised the issue she told me that nothing like that was happening. She
said that she misunderstands a lot of my english. I really don't understand if
she is trying to cover things up out of fear of bringing shame to the community
or feels that I wouldn't want to be her friend anymore if she was in such a
situation, or maybe she was telling me the truth at that point. I did find in
many of the conversations I had with Filipina brothers and sisters they would
tell me one thing and then tell me the complete opposite, fully contradicting
what they had previously stated. I really don't understand this ambiguous
communication and whether or not it is an apparent aspect of the culture.
The conversation that we had where
that issue was first raised tho was mostly non-verbal on her part so I don't
know for sure. Please understand I'm not trying to interfere in your culture or
attempting to change anything I just really want to somehow ensure that this
girl and her siblings are well looked after and free this form of abuse. Perhaps
someone could even just give some insight into the situation of young girls in
provinces of Samar so I can understand the culture a bit better and why it seems
that no one wants to acknowledge that child prostitution is rife in Samar.
However I don't know for sure if it is or not. I've spent the last four days
researching the situation tho and haven't really discovered anything concrete
that will give me some insight into her situation. Can someone please inform me
of the all this information that I'm lacking on Samar?
Name: Niño Ver Donaire Hermosa
Address: Sydney, Australia
Hello! how ya doin people? Kumusta na
mga Samarnon. Hope, u guys doin great. Just wanna say hello to all ma friends &
relatives sa Samar and other places in pinas. Magpapatron na ha brgy. San Isidro
Zumarraga Samar hit 18 & 19th of MAY. I'll try ma best na makauwi, kahit 1 to 2
weeks lang me diyan, the problem is ma company doesnt let me go on holiday coz
they need me badly kaya I have to talk to them again para makauwi me diyan kahit
sandali lang, just wanna attend the fiesta of seniour San Isidro. Have fun
nalang lahat. Ito nga pala site ng San Isidro Zumarraga Samar, and hindi ko pa
na a update yan for almost a year na coz I've been busy wif ma work and isa pa I
have to get infoz of wot's happenin there. Kumusta nala kamo dida tanan to all
ma friends and relatives. Thanx a lot nga pala kuya rey.
Name: Zaid Lomuntad
Address: Oras, Eastern Samar
Date: 23 april 05
Maupay nga adlaw han mga orasnon...
Name: Anabelle V. Casper
Address: Texas, USA
Gin kukumusta ko an mga taga Tambongan,
Gandara Samar, mga taga St. Michael High School and also mga taga rural nga akon
kasangkayan. In case may makakilala pa gud ha akon lolz. Anyway's hi sa mga
kapatid ko kila Andrew Ostulano at saka kay Bingbing Ostulano nga taga Tambongan
and also kila Mhay Manota at kila Charlon Moloboco, ewan ko sino sino pa basta
hi sa inyong lahat:)
Name: Rinieboy L. Anterio
Address: Prince Sultan St., Riyadh, Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia
Date: April 22, 2005
Hi to all baseynon lalo na ang batch
95 sana magkita kita kami ulit. Hi din dyan sa San Pedro Basey, W. Samar sa mga
kapatid ko, sa mga pinsan ko. Hi din sa lahat ng nasa abroad na taga basey more
power ang blessing sa inyo lahat. Sana di ninyo malimutan ang basey joke lang po.
Hi din sa family Albances dyan sa basey lalo na kay Marylee and hi din kay
Maricel Teo dyan sa Sulod, Basey and hi din yong mga taga basey na nandyan sa
maynila sana okey lang kayo dyan sa maynila.
Name: Gerardo "Gerry" Lababo
Address: B9 L3 Crisologo Street, Bahayang Pag Asa Subdivision, Imus,
Date: April 21, 2005
Good day to all samarnews.com readers
Being a graduate of Development
Academy of the Philippines and having been indoctrinated by Social and Economic
technocrats the government has to offer, I cannot help but admire the courage of
Mayor Renato Latorre of Villareal Samar. Kuya Boy, as what we call him, did
what no other politicians before him has done, and that is empowering the people
of Villareal. Sad to say however that a lot of mis-guided, publicity hungry and
media mileage opportunist people are using this noble endeavor as venue for
their selfish interest of pushing their own political agenda. Can we not,
Warays, even just for this instance, be able to unite so we may at last see the
prosperity and development of Villareal that we always wished for.
Thank you and regards to all of you.
I'm currently connected with Pag-IBIG Fund Intramuros so if there's any help I
can give you, please feel free to write me. You may also call me at my manila
office +6325281751 or text me at my CP +639175337776
Name: Ryan Sabarre
Address: 497-C P. Del Rosario Ext., Cebu City 6000, Cebu, Philippines
Anybody knows the email address of
-Ryan Sabarre from Cebu City
Grandson of Pedro & Bruna Sabarre
Name: Evelyn Taganna Wennerberg
Address: Ödmansgatan 4B, Gothenburg, Sweden
Date: April 20 2005
Guin kukumosta ko la adton mga ig kasi
ko taga Basay:-). Kumosta guihapon adton ako´n mga batch ´97 ha BNHS.
Would like to great my family and friends in Rawis Guirang Basey Samar
Name: Lourdes Welk
Address: Davao City 8000, Philippines
I am from Davao City and just concern
about my parents in Salcedo, Bo. Burak. I got a text message from my Mom
informing me regarding a smoke that they noticed for 2 weeks now. They saw that
smoke across the island from Burak.
I look and look online and search
about it and couldn't find one answer. Please help me and let me know if
somebody knows what and where this smoke coming from. They said, there is an
active volcano that causes this smoke and I hope this is not true....
Thank you for this site. This really
Name: Philip G. Aranas
Address: Hospital Village, Guiuan 6809, Eastern Samar, Philippines
Hi hello hit ngatanan nga Guiuananon ha abroad ngan
dinhi ha pilipinas.
Name: Ka Roger Hulaton
Address: 747 San Francisco St., Catbalogan, Samar
Kimukumusta kula an-akon kasankayan ha
Salug Rene Kato Tuazon, Wegweg Kruse, Rick Tauy Tuazon, Dodon Sales, Francisco
Coco Tuazon, Lonie Apoy Tabones, Alex Artiche. Tagay na! Osa la nga baso.
Name: L. Abrugar
Address: Zuerich , Switzerland, Quinapondan, Eastern Samar
Hi, ha mga taga quinapondan E. Samar,
urog nagod han akon mga classmate ha QNHS Batch 1994-1995, ngan han akon mga
Teachers sugad kanda Maam Fe Balbuena, Sir Manuel Pasquito, Maam Luz Castillo my
Adviser, damo nga salamat ha iyo ngatanan.
Name: Gilbert dela Cruz
Address: 64 Dangay St., Proj 7, Brgy. Veterans Village, Quezon City,
Metro Manila 1101, Philippines
Date: 14 Apr 2005
Looking for FLORDELIZA relatives from
zambales. any info and response will be most appreciated. thanks.
Name: Cesar Torres
Date: 13 April 2005
Thank you Addi for your comments. I
wish my officers in the UP ROTC were as brilliant as you are so that they could
have inspired me. I could be a General of the Army now.
On the Villareal Bayanihan Road
Cementing project, something which has never been done in contemporary
Philippines, the Mayor of Villareal, Samar, Renato "Boy" Latorre played a great
part. He was able to mobilize us and get our trust and support.
Consequently, we are saving the
Philippines some P65.6 million assuming that the 8 kilometers are going to be
cemented without running to Mila Tan and the corrupt officials in Samar and the
Philippines who are in the limelight.
Because of Mayor Latorre, and all the
Villahanons all over the world, including you, and including my friend from
Calbayog, Terri Deresma, the Villahanons have saved the people of the
Philippines some P65.6.
Perhaps, Mayor Latorre has to be
killed because the friends of General Carlos Garcia and his group cannot plunder
P65.6 million to buy a house in America? While the poor soldiers were dying in
Mindanao, Sulu, and Samar, his son was acting like a multimillionaire. Imagine,
Just because Mayor Latorre happens to
believe that "Bayan Muna" could improve the life of his fellow Samarnons who are
subsisting on garbage in Payatas and living under the bridges and the girls are
selling their bodies all over the world and are being insulted in Hongkong, in
Japan, in Singapore, in the Middle East, in Europe, even if his face becomes
blank if you talk to him about "Pratorianism" and the depradations and mass
killings that they did in Latin America and "laws of social development" which
this Messiah in the Netherlands keeps on harping about, Boy Latorre is going to
Nice "game" indeed! Just a "game".
Like "sato" or "tirutigbasay" except that the results are deadly.
Is that young girl helping the
Villareal Bayanihan Cementing Road project going to be killed also because she
may have smiled at someone who is a sympathizer of "Bayan Muna"? Do the rules of
the "game" include her?
Or are the NPAs going to kill her
because she happened to smile at the handsome soldiers in the Eastern Visayas
Command? So she becomes a military agent?
Name: Christine AC. Caidic
Address: Governor's Office, Capitol Area, Catbalogan, Samar 6700
Date: 13 April 2005
To: ALL NUTRITION ACTION OFFICERS
What: National Convention for Nutrition Action Officers
When: 12-13 May 2005
Where: Expo Exchange, 2/F Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas, Makati City
Theme: "Making Nutrition Work at the Local Level"
Purpose: To update Nutrition Action Officers on key issues and their impact on
nutrition and define directions for local nutrition action for the next decade.
Contact: Ms. Ma. Lourdes A. Vega @ 0918-911-1023
What: FIRST MILO BEST CENTER
When: 16-21 May 2005
Where: Catbalogan, Samar
Purpose: To encourage children to get involved in sports at an early age to
keep them away from illegal drugs.
The same training will be done in
Tacloban City on 2-7 May 2005 at the Leyte Sports and Civic Center and in Ormoc
City on 9-14 May 2005 at the Ormoc Superdome. The Milo Best Center has been in
basketball training for 27 years now, teaching youngsters the fundamentals of
basketball through a scientific and systematized approach. It is Asia's first
scientific school of basketball. The registration fee is PhP 1,500.00 and the
training is for a period of six (6) days.
TO ALL AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERS:
What: 16th Agricultural Engineering Week and 55th Annual National Convention
When: 18-22 April 2005
Where: Family Country Hotel, General Santos City
Theme: "Enhancing the Capability of Agricultural Engineers Towards
Sustainable Agro-Industrial Development."
Aim: To sustain development efforts in uplifting the Agricultural Engineering
profession, thereby enriching the capabilities of Agricultural Engineers in
applying the profession at the industry level regardless of discipline.
Features: New developments, technologies, and trends in agricultural
engineering, with emphasis on applied technologies to industry, particularly in
the areas of irrigation, soil and water conservation, farm power and
machinery, agricultural product processing and post harvest technology,
agricultural structures and renewable energy, environmental management, and
Name: Adelbert S. Batica
Address: 207 West 31st Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408, USA
Date: April 11, 2005
Are Villahanons "crazy" for taking on
an 8 km. road project? Absolutely not! On the contrary, they are just
everyday, ordinary people who are absolutely fed up with government inaction and
have decided to take matters into their own hands. The Villareal Bayanihan road
project is a clear demonstration of citizen power. Rather than simply grumble
and complain about government neglect, inefficiency and corruption - they have
chosen instead to present an alternative in the most concrete of forms: by
taking Action. I actually envy the people of Villareal for their determination
and community spirit, and hope communities all over the big island of Samar will
follow their example. They have clearly shown our provincial and national
leaders a cost-effective way of setting up infrastructures - by tapping into the
most valuable resource any community can ever have: People. This is one
development model that's worth looking into and replicating in other
communities. Padayon, mga Villahanon!
Name: Adelbert S. Batica
Address: 207 West 31st Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408, USA
Date: April 11, 2005
Just a brief comment on Prof. Cesar
Torres' most recent article on the need for Reflection. First of all, I do fear
a bloodbath in the Philippines. And the reason I fear it, is because it's not
likely to change anything. My hope right now is for all sectors of Philippine
society to come to their senses and sober up a bit. Uruguay is a good example
of a peaceful transition after decades of internal strife. But peace in Uruguay
did not happen by miracle or magic - everybody was willing to give a little,
take a little - all for the sake of La Madre Patria. The Tupamaros decided to
try their hand at parliamentary struggle, but only after the Uruguayan military
decided to back off, return to the barracks, and give peace a chance. In that
respect, the military in that formerly violence-prone South American country
also deserves credit for steering society to the path of peace. The Tupamaros,
being Uruguayans and nationalists first and foremost - were willing to come out
in the open and do battle one more time, at the polls. One can only hope and
pray that the Uruguayan experiment will last a long time, and that the Tupamaros
- who now control the Senate and the Lower House, will wield power with all due
prudence. I pray for Uruguayans and hope the Philippines learn from their
courageous example. Let there be Peace in our time!
Name: Family Planning
Organization of the Philippines-Samar Chapter
Address: Pier 2, Catbalogan, Samar, Philippines
Date: 8 April 2005
Congratulations to our new set of
FPOP-Samar Council Officers for Year 2005-2008:
President: Christine AC. Caidic (Media
Vice-Pesident: Helen Hernandez (Business Sector)
Secretary: Laiminh Mabulay (Women's Sector)
Treasurer: Dr. Cornelio Solis (Medical Societies Sector)
Sheryl Arcales - Provincial LGU
Herminia Cabral - Socio-Civic Groups
Zenaida Carcillar - Community Based Volunteer
Rizza Jatulan - Community Based Volunteer
Dolphy Patosa - Community Health Sector
Emilio Rama III - Commission on Population
Perfecta Sabenicio - Municipal LGU
Dennis Cosmod - Youth Sector
Stephanie Uy - Youth Sector
Peachy Menda - Youth Sector
Name: Christine AC. Caidic
Address: Office of the Governor, 2/F Capitol Building, Catbalogan
Date: 8 April 2005
Message #1: The Annual Convention of
the Farm Youth Development Program (FYDP) and the 4-Club will be held on 9-12
May 2005 at the Development Academy of the Philippines in Tagaytay City. This
activity aims to strengthen the advocacy for the 4-H clubwork; better understand
the Department of Agriculture's marketing intervention programs and promote
camaraderie among 4-H members, volunteer leaders, exchange program alumni and
implementers. This will also serve as one avenue through which the private
sector, particularly the rural based organizations, can complement government's
effort to mobilize field implementation of DA's priority thrusts for cost
efficiency and management affectivity.
Message #2: There will be a daylong
consultation meeting/review/assessment relative to the implementation of the
United National Artificial Insemination Program in Region 8 on 20 April 2005 at
the Ritz Tower de Leyte, Tacloban City to be conducted by the Department of
Agriculture-Regional Field Unit VIII.
Message #3: There will be a regular
meeting of the Regional Advisory Committee on Animal Disease Control and
Emergency (RAC-ADCE) on 21 April 2005 at the Provincial Veterinary Office,
Borongan, Eastern Samar.
Message #4: The Philippine
Association of Nutrition, Inc. will be having their 58th Annual Convention on
21-22 July 2005 at the Waterfront Convention Hall, Lahug, Cebu City. The theme
of the convention is: GOOD GOVERNANCE: COMMUNITY- AND FAMILY-DRIVEN STRATEGIES
The PAN's objective is to review and
revisit ongoing nutrition interventions and their application at the barangay
level; to further explore community participation in nutritional improvement;
and propose new directions in strategic opportunities for barangay nutrition.
The Convention will also update
participants on current knowledge in nutrition interventions and their
application at the barangay level and provide the much-needed dialogue between
community leaders and program implementers.
The Convention is open to workers
involved in planning and implementation of nutrition and health programs,
volunteer health workers and barangay nutrition scholars.
Registration fee is PhP2000. For
details please contact:
Name: Dativic Wennström
Address: Doktorsg. 11A, Ängelholm, Skåne S-262 52, Sweden
Date: April 7 2005
Kumusta kamo ngatanan nga mga ka-batch
( `78 ) ko ha SNS. Damo nga salamat han souvenier book han aton pag host han
alumni last year, Mr.President Atty.Medino Acuba. Namimiss ko na gudman kamo
ngatanan dida hinduro labi na an kabayutan nga mga maglabad ngan mag aringasa.
Mag aalumni na liwat pero dire na liwat ako makakaatender kay labi na yana nga
an akon anak elementary pamanla ine hiya pero ginpapagkuha naman ito hiya hin
chemistry ngan physics kay siring han iya teacher nga magaling hiya hito. Bale
ginkukuha ito niya hit klase nga junior high kay waray man hito nga mga subjects
ha elementary. Bale gin accelerate la ito hiya dara nga matalino daw kuno ine
nga bata hito nga hiunong hin science siring han teacher niya. Hiton Ist week
paman hit June hit ira sarra hit klase. Makuri hit pag absent labi na kon maiha.
Christine Casurao nagtry ako pag e-mail hito nga imo e-mail address pero waray
ako pakakapadara dara nga dire magkatempo an c ngan caidic. Kumusta nala haiyo
ngatanan dida, konta magkirigta kita very soon.