Maraming Salamat

Gratitude derived from Latin word Gratus mean thanks or thankful. 97% saying gratitude its so good, 3% being forget to state that word. Thank you in diiferent languages.

Thank you in Afrikaans (South Africa)

Dankie (dahn-kee)

Thank you in Arabic (Middle East)

Shukran (shoe-krahn)

Thank you in Cantonese (Southeast Asia – Hong Kong)

Do je (daw-dyeh)

Thank you in Croatian (Europe – Croatia)

Hvala (H-vah-lah)

Thank you in Czech (Central Europe)

Dìkuji (deh-ku-yih)

Thank you in Danish (Europe – Denmark)

Tak (tahg)

Thank you in Estonian (Estonia - Europe)

Aitäh (ie-tehkh)

Thank you in Fijian (Pacific Islands)

Vinaka (Bvi’-nah-kah)

Thank you in Filipino (East Asia – The Philippines)

Salamat (sa-la-mat)

Thank you in Finnish (Europe – Finland)

Kiitos (Keetos)

Thank you in French (Europe-France, Africa, North America, Canada)

Merci (mehr-see)

Thank you in German (Europe – Germany)

Danke (dahn-kah)

Thank you in Greek (Europe - Greece)

Efcharisto (ef-har-rih-stowe)

Thank you in Hawaiian (Pacific Islands – Hawaii)

Mahalo (mah-hah-loh)

Thank you in Hebrew (Western Asia – Israel)

Toda (toh-dah)

Thank you in Hindi (Southern Asia, India)

Shukriya (shoe-kree-a)

Thank you in Indonesian (East Asia – Indonesia)

Terima Kasih (t’ree-ma kas-seh)

Thank you in Italian (Europe – Italy)

Grazie (gra-see)

Thank you in Japanese (East Asia – Japan)

Domo (doe-moe)

Thank you in Korean (East Asia - Korea)

Kamsa hamnida (kam-sa-ham-nee-da)

Thank you in Latin (Ancient Europe)

Gratia (grah-tyah)

Thank you in Lithuanian (Central Europe – Lithuania)

Achiu (Ahchjooh)

Thank you in Mandarin (China and Taiwan)

Xie xie (syeh-syeh)

Thank you in Norwegian (Europe – Norway)

Takk (Dahk)

Thank you in Paraguay (South America)

Aguije (ah-we-JAY)

Thank you in Polish (Central Europe – Poland)

Dziêkujê (Zhe-koo-yay)

Thank you in Portuguese

Obrigado (Ob-ree-gah-doe)

Thank You in Serbian

Hvala (Khvah-lah)

Thank you in Romanian (Asia – Russia)

Mulþumesc (Mool-tsu’-mehsk)

Thank you in Spanish

Gracias (Grah-cee-yas)

Thank you in Swahili (Africa)

Asante (Ah-sahn-teh)

Thank you in Swedish (Europe – Sweden)

Tack (Taak)

Thank you in Thai (Southeast Asia – Thailand)

Khop Khun Krab (kowp-koom krahp-khak)

Thank you in Vietnamese (Southeast Asia – Vietnam)

Ca’m on (Kam ooen)

Thank you in Wolof (West Africa – Senegal, Gambia)

Jerejef (Jay-ray-jayf’)

Thank you in Welsh (Europe – British Isles)

Diolch (Dee-olkh)

Thank you in Yiddish (Europe, North America, New York)

A (shaynem) dank.

Thank you in Zimbabwean (Africa – Zimbab we)

Maita Henyu (Mah-ee’tah Heh’-nyoo)
This translation is courtesy of http://www.thank-you-note-examples-and-tips.com

Avisala eshma 

I did survey from my students about gratitude.

The top big things that are grateful to them:
1. Tree
2. House
3. Church
4. School
5. Kitchen

Top people they like:
1. Their family
2. Mother / Parents
3. Friends
4. Teachers
5. Siblings

Top animals they like:
1. Bird
2. Snake
3. Dog
4. Cat
5. Carabao (Water Buffalo)
6. Fish

Top insect
1. Butterfly
2. Ant
3. Bee

Top small things
1. Heart
2. Flag
3. Pencil / Pen
4. Broom
5. Medal
6. Candle
7. Mirror
8. Rosary / Cross
9. Stone / Rock
10. Doll

Top electronic gadgets
1. TV
2. Cellular Phone
3. Computer
4. Radio
5. Light bulb

Among the 250 plus students from Potrero High School (II-Diamond, II-Pearl, II-Amethyst, II-Sapphire, II-Emerald and II-Garnet). I do express my gratitude to them for their kindness unto me. Maraming salamat sa inyong lahat. My students give thanks to all of the stuffs they've joted down on a piece of paper that are useful to them (written above). And these are my top 10 things that I like are:
1. Tree
2. Butterfly
3. Eagle
4. House
5. Church
6. School
7. Scriptures
8. Good Books
9. Candle



DHVTSU at 150

Bacolor (Balen Baculud) is home to the oldest vocational school in the Far East, the Escuela de Artes y Oficios de Bacolor, which was established on November 4, 1861 by Fr. Juan P. Zita. The school has been renamed six times since: Bacolor Trade School in 1905, Pampanga Trade School in 1909, Pampanga School of Arts and Trades (PSAT) in 1957, Don Honorio Ventura Memorial School of Arts and Trades (DHVMSAT) in 1964, Don Honorio Ventura College of Arts and Trades in 1978. On February 2010, it became the first State University in Pampanga, Don Honorio Ventura Technical State University (DHVTSU).

This year celebrated its 150 years of existence. Some prominent and successful people in the Philippines mostly in Central Luzon studied in this school, that produces heroes like OFWs, engineers, educators, architects, artists, sportsmen, politicians, businesspersons, IT experts, technicians, beauticians, policemen, ship crews, government employees, employees in private sectors and good Samaritans. I love DHVTSU!


Go Diego and Alicia of Bulaon Philippines

Jerik and Angelica they do small stunning things to drive away the breeding areas of the killer dengue mosquitoes that makes big difference. Looking for empty cans and bottles, old tires with water. Drained or removed trapped water elsewhere they discovered. For their wonderful stuff they did, you say "Click!!!"

Go Diego with Alicia (a great educational cartoon)

Jerik and Angelica are the reality Diego and Alicia of our lives. They help the community even they are young the same age as fictional cartoon character Diego and Alicia. They do community services with the adult members of Mormon Helping Hands (The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter Day Saints) in Bulaon, Northville-14, San Rafael, Mexico in Pampanga, Philippines. They also clean the streets, parks and schools. They removed clogs from the drainage holes metal screen bars and painted it. They are young modern day heroes.

Dora the Explorer !!!

Bulaon Branch Mormon Helping Hands Volunteers in action.


Teachers' Day


Happy Teachers Day

I do acknowledge and give thanks to my teachers since I was born namely:

Baby, toddler and pre-school era.

My mother - thought me all things about life and how to survive in this world. Principle of Self Reliance.
My father - my first English teacher.
Lola Mirang - my first religious teacher with my mother.
Ate Emang - first Math teacher.
Madam "Dadang" Carreon - kinder (one day only 'cos I told my mom I'm to young to start schooling) Japanese style of classroom cleanliness and disciplinarian.

Elementary Era

Madam Pineda - My grade 1 teacher, who always took care of me specially when my things are being misplaced.
Madam David - my grade II teacher. She's a good teacher.
Madam Rivera -  in my 3rd grade, she said I had a pair of beautiful eyes.
Madam Dimarucut - energetic, pretty and awesome substitute teacher that time.
Madam Maria P. Carreon - Grade IV (half day afternoon class) I learned about plants and weather.
Madam Rodriguez - (Adviser) Grade V my cradle interest in Science subject. She's a great Science teacher.
Madam Capili - (Adviser) Grade VI she said my penmanship is beautiful. 
Mr. Quiroz - Great Scout Master, Agriculture and Home Economics teacher (Grade 5 and 6)

High School Era

Madam Clara D. Umanga (Freshmen Adviser) - Impressive Filipino teacher.
Madam Rita S. Tiongco - an angelic English teacher.
Madam Marissa M. Lee - one of the greatest Gen. Science & Biology teacher in the world.
Madam Anita Caballa - the Values teacher.
Madam Absolina Quizon - my great teacher in Algebra.
Madam Anita Galang - I learned a lot in Geometry. Thanks for my scholarship in college.
Madam Cristina Mesina - (2nd year Adviser) dakilang Aralin Panlipunan teacher.
Madam Edna Galang - PE & Arnis teacher.
Madam Eufrocinia Rubi - Health teacher.
Madam Anita Sibug - greatest Literature teacher.
Madam Severina Samia - awesome Physics teacher.
Madam Salvacion Lacson - a goodly English teacher.
Madam Laurencia Nicdao - a great teacher of Entrepreneurship.
Madam Angelita Miranda - (3rd year Adviser) greatest teacher in Drawing.
Madam Matilde Galang - (4th year Adviser) a nice Filipino subject teacher.
Madam Maria Torno - greatest Philippine History Teacher.
Mr. Fortunato Cortez - my great teacher in Electricity.
Mr. Enrique Guanlao - the Sculptor. Man of Skills.
Mr. Avelino Ferrer - great Drum & Bugle Corps.
Mr. Jose Pallasigue - Drum & Bugle teacher.

(Shop Tool Keeper in Woodworking Class)

College Era

BSIE (Bachelor in Science in Industrial Education) Major in Industrial Arts
Madam Paciencia Gozun - great Physical Education teacher.
Madam Clara Umangay - my former great Filipino subject teacher, she was my teacher again after couple of years.
Madam Miriam Buenviaje - A gorgeous and genius Math teacher.
Madam Lita Nicdao - a good English teacher.
Dr. Carolina Henzon Ph.D - the great Values Education. I learned discipline and alertness.
Madam Carla Manago - great Educational & Vocational Guidance teacher / Psychology / Sense of Humor.
Dr. Alegre Cruz Ph.D - a kind and great teacher.
Madam Juliana Salalila - great teacher in Principles & Methods of Teaching.
Madam Antonina Nacpil - a good English teacher.
Madam Francisca Carreon - a great teacher in Philippine History, I love Philippine History.
Madam Lourdes Cruz - a great English teacher and used to call me an Angel. That time, she wanted that all students to be like me.
Madam Annaliza Nicdao - a great and gorgeous Applied Mathematics teacher. I like her penmanship. I mimicked some of her writing style.
Madam Josefina Naguiat - a nice Values Education teacher.
Dr. Raquel Puno Ph.D -  great teacher Phil. Ind. & Socio-Eco Life. I became a good writer cos of essays. I became an Essayist.
Dr. Ezperanza Salinas - A great baseball and softball coach.
Madam Araceli Ronquillo - great librarian, cos of her I read tons of books.
Mr. Enrique Guanlao - the sculptor, great teacher in Woodworking. My former teacher in high school.
Mr. Bayani Nicdao - silent but great Graphic Arts teacher.
Mr. Nardo Balajadia - the great Ceramics teacher.
Mr. Juanito Naguiat - the great teacher in Electricity
Mr. Alberto Galang - a great Drawing teacher. I got a midterm grade of 1.0
Dr. Rohel Serrano Ph.D- nice Physics teacher.
Dr. Jacinto Mercado Ph.D - good teacher in Intro. to Administration & Supervision.
Dr. Nemensio Tiongson Ph.D - great teacher in Land Reform and Taxation
Mr. Leonardo Arceo - great Agriculture teacher.
Mr. Avelino Ferrer - a great Sheet Metal Works teacher.
Mr. Ildefonso Galang - the big boss of off-campus teaching.

(3rd year as Class PRO, 4th year as Class Escort, Shop Foreman in Bench Metal Class)

Post Graduate (MAED)

Dr. Nemensio Tiongson Ph.D - the greatest teacher in Foundation of Education, I got a special award in this class Early Bird Award incentive a free lunch meal. I got final grade of 1.0.
Dr. Benigno Legamia Jr. Ph.D - world class Research teacher, my teacher in Educational Leadership & Organization and Management of Educational Institution. He gave me two 1.0 final grades.
Atty. Andres David - the professional teacher in Personnel Management. I'm the class Vice-President.
Dr. Enrique Baking - the President of Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University, my great professor in Program/Project Planning and Evaluation.
Dr. Miriam Buenviaje - My former Algebra teacher in college, a great teacher in Statistical Methods Applied to Education.
Atty. Andres David - great teacher in Personnel Management with professionalize humor.
Prof. Anicia Ferrer - Fantastic computer teacher.
Atty. Ramsey E. Ocampo - Man of good governance and discipline. I got a grade of 96 highest in his class.
Dr. Lourdes Vasquez - powerful, interesting, intriguing and humorist professor that made the class in no yawning mode. Teacher of boldness and truth. The terrific teacher in Current Issues and Problems in Education. I'm her favorite student in class discussions.
Dr. Yolanda E. Crisostomo - Research queen, Always follow up us on how to make hour research.
Dr. Dolores T. Quiambao - The Dean, the mother of all professors, the versatile beautiful woman and dexterity in words and action. The Jackie or Dolly of all traits. Woman of action and good governance.  Her subject is Human Behavior in Education. Luckily I'm her favorite student but she treated her class equally, with innovative and lively modern style.   .

(Class President Organization & Management of Educational Institution, Class Vice President Personnel Management)


Father Lorenzo -  taught and chosen me to be one of the great Knight of the Altars.
Sister Lorelai Yujuico - great Sunday School teacher, social dancing, boost my confident.
Sister Amilyn David - a great stage play teacher.
Brother Elson Canlas - the versatile and great Institute Teacher
My Citizen Army Training (CAT) Officers [notably Miriam, Rizel & Edward].
My Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Officers.
Elder Hudman - great Career Development and Entrepreneurship teacher.
Elder Sheldon Child - Career Development and Employment.
Madam Nona Angeles - magnificent Alternative Medicine & Massage Therapy teacher.
Sis. Lorena Pangan (Super Model) - Modeling, public service, dealing with difficult students.
Uncle Victor Flores - a great multi - skill person. Jack of all traits.
My four younger brothers - they are skillful. We merged our talents and skills as a team. We built our beautiful house.
Ms. Lee Eun Hye (Jenny) - great and gorgeous Korean Language teacher.
Sis. Gay O. Gregorio - thought me the value of everlasting friendship.
Bro. Chris Canque - a pianist / keyboard teacher.
Bro. Jon Patrick Reyes  (among the Johnny Test Animator on Cartoon Network) - animator trainer.
Kung Fu Master Rey Suyom - Principles of Discipline.
Mr. Richard Miranda - a Grade 7 boy of consistency in cleanliness and orderliness of school rooms and surroundings without being told. (recipient of Kalinisan at Makakalikasan Award from Science Club and Most Industrious Student during Recognition and Graduation 2013-2014)
Madam Remedios Ebanez (Head Teacher III) - great mentor on my debut in public teaching, how to make quality exam.
Madam Dolores Pelayo (Malino High School Principal) - great teacher for my K+12 lesson planning, good example in school cleanliness and orderliness.
Sir Diosdado Amio - greatest interviewer (greatest interview moment for my career, he told me my great potentials in field of teaching)
Mr. Rico Omoyon - the greatest teacher in Bee Keeping.
Other people who influences me by their example to be a great but simple man.
Holy Scriptures, good books, good magazines, broadsheets, other good reading materials, good TV & radio programs,  good movies, good and informative Internet sites, field trips, natural calamities, man made calamities, accidents, experiences & the nature are my friends & teachers, too. And of course the

Great Great Master Teacher
our teacher yesterday, today and forever

Happy World Teachers' Day to all teachers of CES Seminary and Institute, Global Standard English Language School, Malino High School, Potrero High School, Cabetican Elementary School, DHVTSU, BYU-Hawaii, Dongshin University, Woosuk University, Hanyang University, Jeongju University, Yeungnam University, Catholic University of Busan, Justino Sevilla High School and San Vicente Pilot School for Philippine Craftsmen.

Teachers' Day Poem (October 5, 2012)
( in Tagalog language)

Mahal naming mga Guro,
Maraming SALAMAT po
sa isip at talino 
na ibinabahagi ninyo.

Ma'am & Sir., napakabait po ninyo,
kaya ang nais po namin
ay MAPASAYA kayo.
Sa buong taong ito
KAYO ang aming HERO !

Kayo na ang nagsisilbing 
pangalawang INA'T AMA sa'amin. 
walang kapantay
ang ibibigay namin !

Mahal naming mga GURO 
Hindi man kami PERPEKTO.
Dito sa aming PUSO
nandirito KAYO.


From: Ethel Pangilinan, Glaycie Meneses & G7- Integrity :) Malino High School ♥

Then I became a great teacher according to my students, colleagues, parents with their relatives and neighborhood. I received messages like on letters, gifts, blackboard message "My teacher my hero", "My handsome teacher", My greatest teacher ever" etc. with their hugs and tears of joy. And now most of them (Filipinos, Koreans, Americans and Tongans) are successful locally, internationally and some traveled nearly all the continents in the world. 

My Teaching Experiences:
  1. Childhood Garalgaralan (Bahay-bahayan school version).  I'm the teacher with my your brothers and neighborhood.
  2. Full Time Missionary of The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter Day Saints in Bicol Region. (2 years) Awards: Master Teacher, Teacher of Excellence and Celestial Certificate. Position: District Leader (9 months)
  3. In Campus Practice Teaching - LTD DHVCAT (4 1/2 months)
  4. Internship or Off Campus Teaching - Potrero High School (5 months)(all year level)(best demo among the group of student teachers - proclaimed by the head teacher and teachers then congratulated me.) And I expressed my gratitude to my 3 fellow student teachers for our teamwork. mission accomplished. 
  5. Seminary and Institute Teacher - Church Educational System. (8 years) 
  6. English Teacher - Global Standard Learning Center - {[one on one, small group, big group and online], [Korean different universities (Woosuk University, Catholic University of Busan, Dongshin University, Sohil University, Hanyang University, Jeong Ju University, Woosung University and Yeungnam University) students, middle school, primary Summer & Winter Camp, businessman, journalist, investor and more]} (2008 - 2011)(June - August 2012) Award: Teacher of the Month (February 2009); highest score in Essay category (teachers' examination) Positions: Teachers' Group Leader for University Students, Head Teacher for Winter Camp.
  7. Teacher I (Substitute Teacher) DEPED Potrero High School (June 2011 - March 2012)(First and Second year, 9 sections)(MAPEH and Values Education). Achievement: Teaching Demo using Power Point presentation in representing the Edukasyong Pagpapakatao.
  8. Teacher I (Substitute Teacher) DEPED Malino High School - (August 2012 - March 2013)(all sections of Grade 7 Science and Technology and Livelihood Education TLE [Commercial Cooking and Nail Care])( as coach of School's basketball team). Achievement: as a coach Division of Pampanga Cluster 4 Basketball Boys 3rd Place.  
  9. Teacher I (Newly Public School Teacher) DEPED Justino Sevilla High School - my mother school, Brigada Eskuwela with CAT Officers and collegues. (May 15, 2013 - May 17, 2013)
  10. Teacher I (Technical Vocational Education Teacher) DEPED San Vicente Pilot School for Philippine Craftsmen - (May 18, 2013 - present)[all Grade 7 boys students in Industrial Arts (Electricity, Bench Metal Works), (Grade 8 Furniture Cabinet Finishing FCF), (Grade 7 & 8 Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao / Values Education)]; (as coach of School's Sepak Takraw team, 2013 PASDAM) Achievement: Intramural Basketball Girl Champion 2014 as Grade 7 Basketball Girls Team Coach,  Sepak Takraw Grade 7 Team Coach, Bronze Medalist 2x, Wellness Dance Competition Champion (teachers' edition)  


Kristiana Vasarina

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Storm Surge hit Metro Manila

Storm surge hit Metro Manila with West of Central Luzon, Olongapo City, Bataan, Batangas and Cavite area. While typhoon Pedring wrestled the Northern Island of Luzon (September 27, 2011). A storm surge is an offshore rise of water associated with a low pressure system (typhoon, hurricane, cyclone or wili-wili). Storm surges are caused primarily by high winds pushing on the ocean's surface. The wind causes the water to pile up higher than the ordinary sea level plus the factor of high tide. It is this combined effect of low pressure and persistent wind over a shallow water body which is the most common cause of storm surge flooding problems. Storm surges are Tsunami Juniors but sometimes they are as size as Tsunami that can kills up to 6,000 to 12,000 casualties like in Galveston, Texas in1900. So don't play with the surges they are dangerous. Typhoon Pedring's storm surge fury destroyed the sea walls of the bay walk in Roxas Boulevard in Manila. Stone bricks are scattered like in a modern war scenario.  
Photo courtesy of After the Torchlight 

Storm Surge by Typhoon Pedring (local name) / Typhoon Nesat (international name) in Roxas Boulevard in Metropolis Manila 

Dunking Storm Surge that destroyed the sea walls.


Philippine Dragon Boat Team

Philippine Dragon Boat Team aka Pinoy Dragon Warriors will go for another record-breaking finish in the upcoming 10th International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) World Championships in August 3-7, 2011 in Tampa, Florida, USA. The team, which calls itself “Pinoy Dragon Warriors," is the reigning world dragon boat champion in the men’s  200-meter event.
Headed by team captain Usman Anterola, the 25-man team is a mix of Philippine Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard personnel, and reinforced by the best civilian women paddlers. Coach by Nestor Ilagan, despite lack of government funding, the PDBF team won the gold for men’s 200 meters in the 2007 World Championships held in Sydney, Australia. Back then, they set the world record of 42.16 seconds. In 2009, the PDBF successfully defended its and reset its previous record of 40.02 seconds at the World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic. The Philippines doubled its gold medal haul as it also won the Mixed Division. (3 times World Champions & with 7 times World Records)
Thanks for the support of Asia Brewery Incorporated’s Cobra Energy Drink and Philippine Airlines (PAL). The Philippines Dragon Boat Warriors are Philippines greatest sporting heroes, too. Like our boxing heroes, bowling heroes, billiards heroes, wushu heroes, arnis heroes, taekwondo poomsae heroines and among others.

Highlights of the World Champions

The David over the Goliath (s)

Photo & video courtesy of ABS-CBN


South Sudan

The birth of the newest nation. South Sudan celebrated its first day as an independent nation Saturday July 09, 2001, raising its flag before tens of thousands of cheering citizens elated to reach the end of a 50-year struggle. U.S. President Barack Obama called the day a new dawn after the darkness of war, while visiting dignitaries offered both congratulations and prodding for South Sudan and its former ruler, Sudan, to avoid a return to conflict over serious and unresolved disagreements. "We are free at last," some chanted, flags draped around their shoulders.

South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit

South Sudan Capital: Juba

People: South Sudanese

Population: 8,260,500

Currency: South Sudanese Pound


Superfood Philippines

There are lots of Super Foods that are available in the market or in our home gardening backyard. They contains vitamins A, B-Complex, C, D and K.And also dietary minerals such as Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc and so on. They contains antioxidant and phytochemicals that prevents cancer.Antioxidants are natural chemicals which prevent oxidation inside your body. Oxidation is a process which damages cells when they react with oxygen. This damage including premature aging, degenerative diseases and some cancers. Antioxidants absorb or stop the oxygen from damaging cells and in theory reduce the risk of any conditions related to that damage. A common antioxidant you are probably aware of is vitamin C (otherwise known as ascorbic acid). While Phytochemicals are natural chemical compounds found in plants and animals, but which are not essential for human life. Essential vitamins and minerals are proven to be required by our bodies for us to survive, whereas we're only just beginning to understand the uses and benefits of phytochemicals. Lots of the amazing anti-cancer and anti-heart disease effects of super foods are linked to various phytochemicals.

Some of the best super foods are available in the Philippines like:
Moringa / Malungay, Avocado / Alligator pear, Chesa, Saluyot, Sweet potatoes, Kangkong / Swamp cabbage, Tomatoes, Broccoli, Hot pepper, Honey, Virgin coconut oil, Dark chocolate, Spinach, Okra, Soy, Sprouts, Wild Salmons, Eggs, Garlic, Onions, Radishes, Carrot, Dragon Fruit, other Green leafy vegetables and citrus fruits.
Other super foods found in other parts of the world like Acai, Gogi berries, Extra virgin olive oil, Walnut, Yogurt, Korean Kimchi, Barley, Kiwis, Quinoa, Berries, Almond and among other fruits, vegetables, foods and drinks. 

Photos courtesy of www.news.com.au & www.dailyperricone.com  


Mormon Helping Hands Bulaon Branch / Ward

Jubilee Community Service Program (CSP) of Bulaon Branch / Angeles Philippines Stake with service man-hours of 5,336 within 134 events in four years (January 10, 2008 - May 26, 2011). The Latter Day Saints Volunteers / Mormon Helping Hands spearheaded by Pres. Marbella, Bradpete and Mang Sidro of the Branch Presidency with auxiliary leaders and full-time missionaries. In the span of for years we did cleaning vacant lots and planted vegetables (chillies, sigarilyas, cassava, moringa known as malungay, okra, tomatoes, ube, oregano, spinach, talelung, ampalaya, sweet potatoes, pechay, patola, etc.), and in harvest time we shared it to the members and needy people. We also cleaned streets, roads, parks, children parks, sports gyms, multi-purpose gyms, hospital grounds, schools, pre-schools, drainage system, houses, residential lots, gardens, flower boxes, etc. We repaired chairs, bicycles, tri-wheelers, houses, roofs, etc. We painted barangay hall's benches, check-point barrier,  flower boxes, street gutters, garbage-stands for segregation (nabubulok & di-nabubulok), tri-wheeler, rusty drainage holes' screens, etc.We donated clothes, shoes, slippers, bags, second-hand lumber/wood, cabinets, wafer, snacks & toys to the needy families and Aeta's community. Removed stagnant waters to prevent Dengue mosquitoes. We did Bayanihan Lipat Bahay (helping families in residential transfer). Collected water and firewood; donated used big cartons & boxes use as bedsheets, donated used papers to start up in cooking (using firewood); shared cassava, vegetables, rice, bread, and canned goods to the indigent families. We are volunteer mailman/postman, too. And luckily we delivered the two important documents like cheques/checks that are 2 months late and the old woman is very grateful and expressed her gratitude. Some are upset 'cos the mails are late but smiles & expressed their thanks for our volunteerism.. Assisted senior citizen, afflicted person and animals. Watered the dried and endangered small trees and plants. Saved animals like turtle, rat snakes and beneficial spiders & insects back to their habitat. Educated children not to destroys plants and kills animals just for fun. Trimmed trees to prepare for rainy and stormy season. Assisted women in the midst of flood in San Fernando (Ondoy era). Assisted women, older person and children with heavy luggage, boxes and bags. Assisted in harvesting fruits (red & yellow cashews, guava, camias & moringa pods), planting trees, shrubs & flowers in riverbanks. Saved plants from garbage and planted in vacant lots & riverbanks. Pushed car & jeep that ran out of gas & battery power, pushed broken tri-wheelers & scavengers' cart in long distance and pushed two tri-wheelers crossing the river. They gave big smiles and expressed their gratitude. Doing volunteerism in the midst of storm to removed clog (plastics & dried leaves) from drainage holes' screens to avoid street floods, removed fallen branches the blocked the main roads & streets, made water passage, used buckets & dustpan to save stores from flooding.  Mr. Yang Hyeon Gyu (Mr. Nice Guy) of Catholic University of Busan & me played basketball with street-children and we fed them. Watered unpaved dusty roads specially during Christmas and New Year. Played games with street children and do Family Home Evening with them. Shared the Emergency Preparedness 72-Hour Kit.

We made the people happy. Grandmothers said, "I want my grandchildren to be benevolent like them. Mothers' said, "I want my kids to be handsome and pretty like these persons". Men said, "You're doing great!" Most people put there smiles on us. A mother of Catholic priest said, "I'm happy 'cos there are still kind person like you". When we do good we feel good. We expressed our gratitude for the barangay, homeowners associations, schools, government and community officials and friendly neighborhood who hallowed us in doing this wonderful service to fellow beings and unto the nature.

We thanks the volunteers namely late Apung Bernabe Mercado, Apung Inocencia "Ising" and family, Isidro Puno Sr., Rosalina Puno & family, Mary Carreon & family, Jeaniviv Teopengco & family, Romeo Atayde, Elsa Atayde & family, Pamela Dimacali & siblings, Rey Cruz, Catalina Cruz & family, Evelyn Sanchez & family, Wilma Tayag & family, Maryann Abad & family, Ruth Carreon, Mary Nicole Carreon, Cristine Carreon, Digna de Guzman & family, Medlyn Villanueva & family, Rivera Family,  Lilia Cuyos & Segovia families. Mae Suyom, Ellaine Sarah Cuellar, Ramboo & friends of San Rafael Mexico, Pres. Pabs & Karyl Marbella & family, Aileen David and volunteers from Saudi & Iraq Sitio Bulaon. Aurora Pasion & grandchildren, Tirso Pamande & family, Carmen Rodulfa & family, Noel Allam Soriano & family of Isabela, Karen Lopez of Mexico, Virginia Pingul, Jackielou Bungay, April Love Bansil, Francis Torres, Angelo Yap, Mercy, Teresa Tibor & Jarnel Ebres of Bicol, Lola Teresita Cruz, Val Soriano, Frietcher Puno, Arvin Castillo & Wilmay Castillo, late Felix Matic Sr., Ernesto Garung & grandchildren, Fernando Formentera Sr. & Family, Rolly Casquio & family, Maryann Alurmo, Angelica Alurmo a.k.a. Dora & Jerick Alurmo a.k.a. Diego & family. Daryl Jake Esmeria & family, Marieta Yambao & family for sharing buckets; Joan Salayug & her little sister; Julian Espiritu & her family, Yolly Dela Rosa & family for borrowing pail. (And we thank also Pres. R. C. Suyom, Sister Suyom, Sister Palo, Dit, Reylord and among others who did CSP in early 2000. Tagorda Family, Pres. Reynold & Bro. Teopengco in mid - 2000 for their wonderful support in our early days doing National Day of Services).Transportation primarily walking; bicycles of Bradpete, Isidro Sr., May Puno, Teopengco Family (4), Aurora, Atayde, Bansil-Sanchez-Torres (3), Tayag & Garung; Sidecars of Tayag & Soriano; Tri-wheeler of Puno (drivers-Bradpete & Tang Zid), Val, Atayde; Tricycles of Pamande, Segovia & Lopez; Owner-type Jeep ni Back (driver Bradpete); car of Pres. Pabs, XLT Jeep of Shaws. Thank a lot (Maraming Salamat).

Full-Time Missionaries who supported the project namely Sister Otumaka, Sister Fonua, Sister Igcas, Sister Lagan, Sister Lopez, Elder Lucillo, Elder Aparri, Elder Baranta, Elder Villegas, Elder Matthew Vaughn, Sister Bunayog, Sister Caminong, Sister Roque, Sister Gorgonio, Sister Brunson, Elder Magsino, Elder Whitehead, Elder Antioquia, Elder Burog and Elder Andrus. And we always remember the big helped of the Angeles Zone led by E. Magsino, some wave led by Elder Abao, the last visitation of Sister Gorgonio with Sister Briggs, Sister Mains and bunch of Elders & Sisters. We also thank Sister Vanwagoner's two days missionary work in Bulaon.

National Day of Service last 23th of April 2011 (beautify Bulaon Barangay Hall).

The stats in 4 years Jubilee Community Service Projects.
Total Man-Hours - 5,336

Angeles Philippines Stake Jubilee Presentation

It's so great event and miraculously with divine intervention. "Cos they said that day its rain cats and dogs in the area of Pampanga. People said "Its raining in Angeles City, City of San Fernando, Mexico, Bacolor and Mabalacat but there is no rain here". But in this venue before the start of the big event strong winds and some droplets for a minute but people prayed and the Lord drove away the dark clouds. The people enjoyed the awesome event at basketball court of The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter Day Saints in Essel Park, Telabastagan, City of San Fernando, Pampanga. Its a miracle and wonderful cultural show of singing and dancing (Kapampangan folk songs & cultural dances). (05/14/2011) Let's preserve Kapampangan Culture.

 Opening and Philippine National Anthem.

The dark clouds of rain drove away.

Kapampangan Cultural Folk Songs & Church Hymns.

Sinukuan Dance (Pampanga Folk Dance)

Sinukuan Dance performed by: Bulaon Branch, San Fernando 1st & 2nd Ward and Sto. Tomas Branch.

  Itik - Itik (Folk Dance)

  Banga performed by: Pandan Ward, Balibago Ward, Angeles Ward & Arayat Branch

 Banga Princess (Pandan)


Ortelanu performed by: Mabalacat Ward, Dau Branch & Sta. Lucia Branch

Dancing Lights

The Beautiful Sky during the Angeles Philippines Stake Jubilee Presentation


Ortelanung Mais