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Name: Frederick White
Hello. Kumusta kababayan.
Taga Taft, E. Samar ako, pero nag ukoy guihapon ha Taclobna City 1979-1992.
Visit my site www.kf6zoo.com
Name: Ryan de los Reyes, PT
1885 McKelvey Hill Dr.,
Maryland Heights, MO 63043, USA
October 29, 2005
Just droppin by to say hi to
all ma friends who are still in Catbalogan....ol ma cuzins and
relatives....to SHC HS Batch '96....to my dear mom and dad...Rudy & Mila de
los Reyes......just wana say I miss Catbalogan badly...I miss riding my
ancient and antique motor bike....it gets me around thoug pretty good....sano
dawla ako makakabalik ha akun bungto nga hinigugma-on.....kunta harani na.....
Miss you all guys....u guys
take it all easy...and stay safe......all the love and kisses...from ST.
LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA
Name: John Santiago
1120 Malaybalay St., Bago
Bantay, Quezon City, Metro Manila
25 October 2005
Ha mga nabasa ko nga nag
post hin message usa
an nakakuha han akon atensiyon, an tikang
kan Engr. Donald Pensotes. Utrohon ko iya gin post. Mabuhay kita
ngatanan! Suportahan ta ini.
Para ha aton, ha ira, mga bisita NGAN HA BUG OS NGA KALIBUTAN. Ta
di harin. Siguro tig api ini hiya ug siguro ansya na. HAHAHAHAHAHA. Miskan
gudman diin pero hala maupay ito kay sering pa pirmi angay aada ha prente.
Name: Joseph Henry B. Espiritu
Address: Guerrero District,
Poblacion, Bato 6525,
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Name: Edith Egargo
To Ms. Marilou Llacer good
luck in ur bar exam!!! when I see u again I’m sure that I will be talking to
Name: Cesar Torres
12 October 2005
By Antonio C. Abaya
Oct. 04, 2005
For the Standard Today, October 06 issue
But Capt. Jarque was not
alone. I have the permission of
Ricardo C. Morales to mention his name and to quote excerpts from his paper
"Transforming the AFP," parts of which had been published in the Philippine
Daily Inquirer more than six months ago.
Col. Morales commands a
brigade of Marines in
Davao made up of five battalions or 3,000 men. He is a PMA
graduate, class of 1977, and holds a master's degree in national security
from an Australian institution.. He is on leave right now preparatory to
leaving the military permanently.
While his "Transformation"
paper, 12 pages long and drafted in September 2003, deals mainly with
internal military matters, his comments about what ails the Philippine
military bear repeating:
"Even the most optimistic
apologists will have to concede after the July 27 (2003) Oakwood mutiny that
the AFP is suffering from a deep-seated and long term affliction. In the
previous mutinies (in 1987 and 1989), the leaders of this incident were
still schoolboys. Nothing substantial has been done during the interval
about reforms despite public pronouncements by the AFP leadership and the
government.. . Only the blind and the prejudiced will deny the dismal
situation in the defense establishment. The Oakwood incident is only one
outward sign of a fundamental and long-running flaw within the AFP. These
flaws have been gnawing away at the foundations of the AFP and, if left
uncorrected, will certainly result in a sudden and catastrophic collapse.
"The AFP is quickly making
itself one of the most resented sectors of Filipino society today. Not only
has it been ineffective against the local insurgencies, it is also becoming
a burden and a threat to society."
What ails the AFP? "The
dismal state of the AFP is due to the debilitating culture within the
organization that has emerged because of the absence of a defeat experience.
Deprived of this stimulus, the AFP has developed what Festinger identified
as 'cognitive dissonance' a discrepancy between perception and reality.
"Defeat in the hands of
Napoleon compelled the Prussian reformers - Clausewitz, von Stettin,
Scharnhorst and Gneisenau - to re-examine and discard Frederick the Great's
outmoded methods and establish the tradition of military excellence that
Germany has since been known for...Germany's defeat during two world wars
does not diminish the fact of its military excellence that remains to this
"Incompetence and corruption
are the by-products of the AFP's culture of cognitive dissonance. If the AFP
wants to totally eliminate internal restiveness, it must get rid of this
flawed culture. Eliminating corruption and incompetence alone is
In a letter to Defense
Secretary Avelino Cruz, dated May 23, 2005, Col. Morales laments that "the
men and women of the AFP have lived the nightmare of insurgency for all
their active service. Still we see no end to this national agony and face
the ironic but real prospect of paying 'revolutionary tax' after
"Everything being done in
today's counter-insurgency campaign has been done before - SOT, strike
operations, all-out offensives, negotiations, political accommodation,
economic assistance - still the insurgencies show no signs of abetting and
are, in truth, quietly gathering strength.. Under these conditions, foreign
investors will continue to shun the Philippines. Our economic take-off will
never materialize. Worsening poverty will unravel our society and cause its
collapse. The long-suffering Filipino people do not deserve this future. We
in the AFP do not deserve this future.."
In a letter to another
official, dated September 08, 2005,
Col. Morales gives his reasons for wanting to leave the AFP. "Like the
society it is supposed to defend, the AFP is severely decayed; it has lost
its ability for self-correction and rejuvenation. Matindi at malalim ang
kabulokan ng AFP. I know this from direct experience in the (Gen. Carlos F.)
Garcia case. Were it not for the Jarius Bondoc expose, the AFP would not
have investigated Caloy Garcia. Ganyan din mangyyayari sa election fraud
"I am leaving the Service
because there is nothing more that I can do about it. My children will take
up nursing or health care giver something because this will provide them an
exit from this cursed society.
"I am leaving because
neither the NPA nor the Moro rebels are in danger of winning. These two
groups are so stricken by internal rivalry and material weakness (mga
Filipino din!) that victory for them is only a dim possibility. But they can
keep our society poor and growing poorer.
"I am leaving because there
is no use fighting a war government does not intend to win. This political
system has lost the ability for self-preservation and self-correction. It
will make itself extinct.
"The AFP leadership must
present a simple proposal to its political masters: end the war or sue for
peace, but don't waste our soldiers' lives any longer. Give the soldiers
something worth dying for, not this miserable excuse for a nation.."
Name: Cesar Torres
3 October 2005
This is great news Ms.
Fernandez! Re CANDLES! Please invite Ms. Loudette Avelino of "Building
Futures Together Foundation" and Ms. Charo Nabong Carbardo, Ms. Christine
Casurao of FPOP, and Mr. Don Mabulay of Tandaya Foundation, and Ms. Kezia
Badulid. All of them are members of Gugma Han Samar Cyberspace Movement.
But I hear that Charo is
coming to America sometime this month. So this leaves us with Christine, Don
Since Don may have some
wherewithal, we will just pledge for the expenses of Christine and Kezia. I
think Loudette Avelino can send someone from Calbayog to Catarman to
represent Building Futures Together Foundation. We will request the
assistance of Mr. Quint Lambino Doroquez for funding support.
Incidentally, I hope Chay
Dionco, also of Gugma, can attend. She has special relations with Catarman,
even if she is from Bulacan.
Are you inviting people from
the NEDA and other regional offices? How about the UP at Tacloban? I had a
hand in organizing that UP unit.
Bangin na man puro la ini
daldal ha? Do you mind if you give us a brief background of your group and
its organizers. As far as we are concerned, you can look us up in the Gugma
Han Samar Website.
Salamat! And carpe diem!
Kon diri kita, hin-o man? Kon diri yana? San-o pa?
Padayon! Frente Amplio! A
Broad United Front! Bag-o nga Katilingban!
Name: Sir Christoph S. Eberle, KR
Address: Order of the
Knights of Rizal, Europe Area,
September 29, 2005
To the Knights and Ladies of Rizal in
Samar and Leyte:
Dear brother Knights,Dear Ladies for Rizal,
To all of you this greeting
from Germany combined with the wish that you are fine.
The beginning for better
exchange among the general membership of our Order, foreign and Philippine,
is here. To enhance our communication, to support our programs and mission,
to work for mutual meetings in the spirit of Rizal's spirit. I come before you today to
ask for exchange of our mailing lists to get in constant touch on Chapter
Mabuhay! Non omnis moriar!
Yours in Rizal,
Sir Christoph S. Eberle, KR
Name: Edwin Guimbaolibot
Homonhon Island, Guiuan E.
HAPPY STO ROSARIO HIT GUIUAN
Name: Jun Colinares
Riyadh 11431, Saudi Arabia
"Happy Fiesta to all
Basaynon" My best wishes to all my relatives. Maiha na nga waray ako maka
attend han fiesta ha Basey ha iba nga panahon bangin kami makapamiesta.
Salini ako niyo han iyo andam kay basi ako makatilaw han gaway nga magpilit,
pati an bahal nga tuba padis na an litson. Hangyo ko nga mag marisyo yana
nga patron, waray mga hinabo nga magraot, puro la unta kalipayan. Happy
Fiesta ha iyo ngatanan mga Basaynon.
Name: Ronda Fe Suguitan
visayanislands.com and I'm very thankful to come across samarnews.com.
Please, I need your help and the help of your group.
I'm helping my friend find
her relatives who live in Boao. Is it part of Catbalogan? a barrio? She
really would like to be reunited with them after long years of
separation. We'd like to go there personally and find them, but then,
nowhere in the map of Samar can we find this place called Boao. Please help
us find this place and the people we are looking for.
My friend's name is known to
be Violeta Cunningham, and she's looking for her aunt and cousins who live
in Boao. Their names are as follows: Consolacion (or Salvacion?) de los
Reyes – auntie; cousins: Susing Cordova, Esa Cordova and Herminia de los
For any information
regarding their whereabouts and the location of the place Boao, kindly email
me at this email ad: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you very much, more
power to your website, and looking forward to hearing from you soon as well
as from your friends who could help us locate them.
Name: Nena Fernandez
Organization: Consortium for the
Advancement and Development of the Local Economies of
99 Matimtiman Street,
Teachers Village, Quezon City, Philippines
28 September 2005
Attention all Samarnon organizations abroad!
The Consortium for the
Advancement and Development of the Local Economies of Samar, or CANDLES, is
a group of peoples and organizations coming together to share and contribute
what they can for the development of
Samar’s local economies. CANDLES is also a forum where ideas for
development are exchanged and investments are facilitated. In a situation
where Samar cannot do
its economics yet, CANDLES proposes to do it for the island, with a little
help from friends like you.
Thus, CANDLES is currently
drumming up interest on how to turn around the plight of the island of
Samar, encourage meetings and orientations amongst government and NGOs on
the sectoral level, bring in the national and local government line agencies
in the development work, set in motion a three -year planning stage for
investments, bring in those investments by year 2010, and move the various
stakeholders to make a conscious decision to help build the local economies
of Samar, not tomorrow, not later, but NOW!
Come November 9, 10, and 11,
2005, the Consortium will be hosting a Trade & Investment Conference to be
held at the University of
Catarman, Northern Samar, a three-day fete that promises to be a major event
in the island of Samar. Aptly themed Move the Economy –
Samar!, the conferencer promises to be the gathering of the
most brilliant and visionary minds in the fields of government, economics,
education, trade & industry, and development work.
It is the Consortium’s
privilege to invite you to participate in this major event in the island. We
hope you may be able to join us in this exciting opportunity to turn around
the local economies of Samar.
Please contact CANDLES
immediately so we can send invitations to groups or individuals who are
interested in joining the conference.
For inquiries, please
contact the Secretariat:
Nena 426-1126; Eve (0918) 256 3821; Jun (0919) 577 6150; Fax: 435-3655
Name: Edith Egargo
Address: Brussel 2500,
Happy fiesta to all
Gandarenos, especially to my family and friends!
Name: Myrna L. Recamara
Address: Brgy. 13, Patag District,
Catbalogan Samar, Western Samar
26 September, 2005
I am in Canberra, Australia right now as
guest speaker on 9th October, 2005 for a fund-raising campaign of the
"Friends of Samar" group (composed of Filipinos/Australians) to help set up
college scholarship fund for underprivileged yet bright students in Catbalogan, Samar.
A friend from Catbalogan,
Samar named Jessamin "Jingjing" Aragon-Villarin now based in
Calgary, Canada responded to join this prestigious activity.
My warmest regards.
Myrna L. Recamara
cell # 09196259275
Name: Danny Flores
Address: Krenken 6-a, Odda 6750,
Date: 21 sept. 2005
Halo sa mga anak kong nasa
Kassel og ang mahal kong Mrs. na paalis papuntang
France. Ang nagmahal nyong papa na andito sa
Norway nag hanap buhay, ngan
han akon mahal nga asawa na si Roselyn Toreno. Lyn happy trip nala han imo
pag lakat kay waray man ako dinhe ha Pilipinas, magkita nala kita next year
pag tikang na ako dede ha ira Inday ha Norway. Sege ingat kana la ha
airport. An nagmahal mo nga asawa ngan waray na iba kundi hi Danny.
Name: Marita Flores
Address: Krenken 6-a, Odda 5750,
Date: 21 Sept.2005
Halo sa lahat ng mga
kamag-anakan ko dito sa Samar and Leyte. Bing and Toto na taga Kassel og
Maikel, GG, Glyn og Tony see you next year sa
And good luck sa darating na fiesta sa Silanga sa okt. Hello to Hayde na
andyan trabaho sa parlor ng Catbalogan, d ko alam kong ano pangalan ng
parlor. Kumusta malapit nabang matapos bahay nyo sa Silanga??? Helo to
Melba na sa Catbalogan din na kapitbahay nila Hayde. Greetings from ate
marit sa Norway.
Halo sa ka batch ko ng 83 to
84 sa SNS Komusta na kamo yana waray na ako balita kon hain na kamo. Amit,
remember me ? Jocelyn na ada ha likod han Smart komuusta na waray naman ikaw
tx ha akon? Gin kokomusta ko an nga tanan na 4rt year, section 2 ngan an
aton adviser hi Munoz nga mahosay ngani. Waray ako kontak na kon hain na
kamo yana kon ada ba ha abroad. Dere ako naka attend han alumni ha Samar
High bisan usa man la. Kairo gad nakon kay waray man nag sering ha akon.
Dako naba an pinag bag-o han Samar High naton? Maiha na ako dede ha
kay kon hino man an mabasa hini pls. send naman ng message kay kaiha na nga
panahon. Regards to Mrs. Blanca Labro han akon teacher nga paborito.
Name: Adelbert S. Batica
207 West 31st St.,
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408, USA
On Mano Profesór's piece on
Santa Rosa de Lima: Excellent write-up, Mano Profesór! Villahanons should be
proud of their Patron Saint, as
is not just the Patrona of Villareal, but she is also the Patrona of the
Philippines and the Americas (that's North and South). She has that
distinction because she is the first saint that the New World produced.
More than that, she founded Peru's (and the Americas, for that matter) first
social service movement by opening up a shelter to house the poor, orphans,
and homeless people on property owned by her well-to-do family. Villareal is
indeed blessed to have
Name: Edwin Guimbaolibot
San Diego, CA 92154, USA
Para han informasyon han mga
taga SAMAR, labi na gud han mga taga Eastern Samar, May ada na AMA Computer
Learning Center ha Guiuan. Kun an eyo mga pag umangkon, bugto o kapamilya
nga karuyag mag eskuyla hin Computer courses, May ada na Guiuan. ACLC GUIUAN.
Damo nga salamat ha eyo, labi na gud ha emo Mr. Ray G.
Name: Danny B. Flores
Kassel City, Tacloban City,
Date: 18 Sept.2005
Hallo Bing og Toto malapit
na akong mag uwi dito sa Pilipinas. Ngayon andito pa ako sa kay tita mo sa
Norway na malamig at malongkot. Happy trip to
ngan komusta kay bayaw ngan kuya Doming.ngan komusta an akon inanak nga hi
Ellen Marei ha Tyssedal, an imo ninong Danny.
Name: Tomo Magdadalos
Wow! the past four weeks
have been fun! damo an fiesta han
Samar, just this evening I was invited to a fun Laonganon (Northern
Samar) fiesta at the Kowloon house in Quezon City. BOY! it was fun, I never
enjoyed like this for a long time. The Tuba was very nice, together with the
Kinilaw (ni mano Nalding D.) was perfect! Congratulation to the hermano! (forgat
the name, hubog na ako HA!!!)
The music by Marci. D. was
just right, I was able to dance the disco to the beat of the swing! HA!hA!
MAUPAY NGA PATRON HAN LAOANG and VILLA, I forgot hr 3'rd town. MAUPAY NGA
PATRON HAN AKON HINIGUGMA nga MGA SAMARNOON!!!!
Ha iyo mga hinigugma ko nga
Waray Upay! An akon kasingkasing ada permi para han kaupayan han aton bungto!
Hasta han katapusan han akon kinabuhi. An Maupay nga mag sarankay diri gudla
harumamay, bisan la guti an tagay kakarawton kay sankay.( lyric from one of
my favorite waray song)
Iyo Sankay nga magdadalos,
at 3am. September 18, 2005.
Name: Edwin Guimbaolibot
San Diego, CA 92154, USA
Maupay nga aga, udto, kulop,
gab e, ha eyo ngatanan. Maupay ine nga may ada ta na web site para ha aton
nga mga taga samar. Malipayon gud it mga taga samar hin it aton isla
nahhingadnan hit mga news og mga maupay nga proyekto, para naman it aton mga
igkasi Samarnon,, magkamay ada hin maupay nga kabubwason.. Salamat ngan
mabuhay it SAMAR.