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Morong Town Hall on Fire

11 Dec


From Philippine Daily Inquirer

MORONG, Rizal, Philippines—The municipal hall of Morong is on fire and employees and residents doing business there have been asked to vacate the premises, Concha De Jesus, secretary of the vice mayor, told INQUIRER.net.
She said it appears that no one has been injured or killed, as fire fighters are already trying to put out the fire.
De Jesus said the fire seemed to have started from an air-conditioning unit at the office of the vice mayor on the second floor.

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30 Oct
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RIP, Leonida "Luning" Damaso

29 Oct

San Francisco, California

On October 26, 2009, Leonida “Luning” Damaso died peacefully at the ripe age of 95 at her home in San Francisco. She was born on July 4, 1914 in Morong, Rizal, Philippines. She was married to Julian Damaso. Luning migrated to the United States in 1980 and became a US citizen at the age of 83.

Luning is survived by three children: Jaime (married to Carmelita), George (married to Juliana), and Anita (married to Glicerio). She is further survived by eight grandchildren: Lennie, Joel, Jun, Gerald, Derwin, Joy, Glenn, and Michele, and 12 great-grandchildren .

The schedule of services are as follows:
Thursday, October 29th
Valente Marina Perata & Co.
4840 Mission St., San Francisco
Viewing 5:00pm-9:00pm (Prayer 7:00pm)

Friday, October 30th
Valente Marina Perata & Co.
4840 Mission St., San Francisco
Viewing 10:30am-9:00pm (Vigil Prayer 7:00pm)

Saturday, October 31st
Corpus Christi Church
62 Santa Rosa Ave., San Francisco
Funeral Mass at 10:00am

Interment follows at Holy Cross Cemetery
1500 Mission Road, Colma

Listen to RSG Podcasts

21 Oct

Episode 92 Pasasalamat ng taga Tambongco

21 Oct

Hi everyone, Here’s a link to Episode 92 of Radyo San Guilmo podcast: http://radyosanguilmo.podOmatic.com See you there! – - Zoilo

Episode 91 Isidro Asuncion

21 Oct

Matabuak interviewed Mr Isidro Asuncion of Sitio Tambongco, San Guillermo. Mr Asuncion lost everything including his house, grandkids and son-in-law.

Listen here: RSG Episode 91

SGA-Southern California

7 Oct
Visit the temporary website fo San Guillermo Association of Southern California.

SG Photo Slideshow

5 Oct

YouTube Version


Blooger Version

Photo by Matabuak
Oct 4, 2009
Gitna, San Guillermo
Morong, Rizal

Partial List of Victims in San Guillermo

5 Oct

Photo: Families at SGHS temporary evacuation center. Taken by Matabuak


Liezel Asuncion Naciloan = 2 anak ang namatay, asawa hindi pa nakukuha pero patay na rin raw. (Children = Mark Dennis Naciloan (2 yrs) at Kristine Naciloan (4 yrs), asawa Dionel Naciloan (nawawala pa).
Jinky and Ruben Asuncion = (kapatir ni Liezel si Jinky), namatay ang 12 yrs old na anak. anak na namantay ay si Sherlyn Asuncion.
Ang mga namatay po na nakuha ang body ay naburol sa SG Barangay Hall at nailibing na.
Partial List of Families who stayed at San Guillermo High School (Evacuation Center):
From Sitio Tabing Ilog
Geng at Gilbert Turka = 6 anak
Jaime Lomotan = 6 anak
Amy Paro = 6 anak
Lolit Badong = 4 anak
Milda Bigoy = 5 anak
Rosie Bermudez = 7 anak
Merly Agana = 5 anak
Esties Bual = 10 anak
Analie Lumotan = 3 anak
Enrico Lumotan = 6 anak
Leoncio Lumotan = 8 anak
Jhonny Turco = 13 anak
Arlene Turco = 5 anak
Josephine Basario = 8 anak
From Sitio Tambongco
Families in Sitio Tabongco who were affected by Ondoy. Karamihan rito ay Asuncion family. Karamihan rin rito ay wala na ang bahay o kaya ay badly damaged na ang bahay ay yung iba naman ay nasa bangin na ng ilog. Kaya, hindi na matitirahan.
Isidro at Josie = 3 anak
Abigail at Neil = 3 anak
Jorge at Luisa = 2 anak
Arlerie at Daniel Macapagal = 2 anak
Tacing at Adrian = 3 anak
Sheryl at Trisha – 1 anak
Rolando at Analiza Nedic = 6 anak
Mark Ben at Michelle Asuncion = 3 anak
Beuneventura at Flor
Shyr-ann at Ryanned = 2 anak
Eladio at Virginia Nedic
Maxima at Aquilino = 2 anak
Gerald at Agnes = 3 anak
Dominga at Oscar Bernardino = 5 anak
Mylene at Michael = 1 anak
Jennifer at Arnold Jemena= 2 anak
Jake at Mean Jamena = 1 anak
Baby Jane Jamena = 1 anak
Jimmy at Aileen Jamena = 2 anak
Bojit at Jodi = 6 anak
Lanie at Fernando 2 anak
Ariel at Lori = 5 anak
Nelson ata Francisca = 8 anak
Ang mga pangalang naka lista riyan sa pinadala ko ay iyon lamang nasa evacuation center ko nakita. Marahil ay marami pa dapat iyan kaso nakikitira sa ibang bahay iyung iba – sa mga kamag anak nila. Pero, sasabihin ko sa inyo na maraming nadaleng pamilya talaga.

RSG No.90 Interview with SG Kapitan Eliseo San Jose

3 Oct

Map of San Guillermo by Google Map

RSG’s interview with Capitan Eliseo San Jose
(San Guillermo Barangay Captain)
Audio/Listen/Download/ Makinig: RSG Episode 90

Summary:

Ang mga na admit sa evacuation center ay mga homeless. Nasa bubong, pagtaas ng tubig, nataglay na ang mga bahay sa Tambongco, kapalayanan ay uktimoy dagat, bubong lamang ang nakikita. Pinabalik ang mga tao sa center dahil sa rarating na bagung bagyo, yung iba ay tumigil sa mga kamag-anak.
Tumutulong, vice governor, mayor, NGO such as Morong High School, Lita Buenaventura, wala ng mai-bigay. Rarating ang tulong buhat sa mga community groups sa America
Maraming biktima, ama hindi pa nakukuha, baka natabunan ng “puha”, mga batang namatay,
lilikas, nagpalaki ng tubig ay subdivision sa kabila ng Tambongco, lilikas papuntang Gipit ay sinalubong ng malakas na tubig, ang iba ay maghapong nasa dulo ng puno ng santol,
33 houses-phase out in San Guillermo
nasa bubong, sinira ang bubong, sa kisame nag stay, kina Upeng lamang ang nakalitaw, lumubog, sa Tabing-Ilog ang karamihang na phase out na bahay, nagsisikap na may matirahan
ang mga walang kamag-anak ay nagiisp kung saan titigil
Pananim nasira/ Manukan na wipe-out
ang palay ang naging pampakain sa itik, Sirang Bong Garrovillas, manukan, foundation nadala, 17,000 chickens wipeout/lost, namamaho, grabe sa lahat ng business
Mga tumutulong
Mayor Binay ng Makati, San Guillermo malaki ang pagkaka salanta, doctora sa munisipyo nagdala ng gamot, SGHS health nurse, humihingi ng gamot ay wala ang barangay, umorder for last quarter ay inorder na, nagiiwan ng panggamot sina Ludy at Melanio para sa health center, kinukulang talaga. pagwalang medicine ay pinapapunta sa munispyo referrals,
Dump Track from SG Southern California ginagamit paghakot/ Vice Gov rumaan ng isang gabi, kailangan ng materiales, hindi ma itatakbo :), ruag pagkaskas ng takbo , pinastelan ng bawal dumaan sa SG-Bombongan bridge.
Sa Gitna covered court nai-burol ang mga namatay na bata, nalibing nuong Thursday, October 1, 2009

RSG No.89 Ina na Namatay ang mga anak at asawa

3 Oct

Lizelle Asuncion (left) mother, who lost her husbang and two kids; Jinky Asuncion (right) lost her young daughter during peak of the flooding. Photo taken at SGHS temporary evacuation center by Matabuak of radyosanguilmo.com

Nasa San Guillermo Barangay Hall pa rin si Matabuak at nakikipag usap sa mga bikitima ng flooding sa Sitio Tambongco at Tabing-Ilog.

Pakinggan po natin ang interview sa Isang inang namatay ang dalawang anak at asawa at isa pang ina na namatay naman ang kanyang 8 taong gulang na bata. Sila po ay taga Tambongco

Audio/Listen/Makinig: RSG News 89b

Summary
Lizelle Asuncion, 25 years old, wife and mother of two children, nakahawak sa kawayan, lumipat sa tuktok ng kamatsile, bumuhos ang malakas na agos, lumubog ang asawa at dalawang anak, naanor at nalunor;
Mga namatay:- Dionel Naciloan (husband), Christine Naciloan (4 na taon) , Dennis Mark Naciloan(2 taon). Nakuha sa Butig at likod ng palengke sa Morong. Asawa ay hindi pa nakikita

Jinky Asuncion, mother from Tambongco, she gave birth 1 day before the storm, she was able to save her day old child by climbing a mango tree, waited until rescued. she lost her 8 yr old child, namatay na anak – Charlene Asuncion (8 yrs old), nawala na ang kanilang mga natirahan

RSG No.88 Tumutulong sa mga Biktima

3 Oct

Si Matabuak ay nasa San Guillermo Barangay Hall.

Ito po ang Interview ni Matabuak sa isang grupo na tumutulong sa mga biktima sa bayan ng Morong
:
Listen/Makinig: Click RSG News 89a
Time: 5min 46sec

Summary:
Mando San Juan

SGA’s Operation Helping Hand

2 Oct

Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2009 13:30:53 -0700
Subject: SGAs OPERATION HELPING HAND

Mga kababayan:

San Guillermo Association in Southern California is a non-profit organization strongly committed in helping the less fortunate. We are asking for your voluntary pledges/donations to help our kababayans that were severely affected by tropical typhoon, Ondoy.

I received several calls from Mrs. Lita Buenaventura, who is supposedly vacationing in P.I., but instead, together with the Barangay Captain, she is actively assessing the damages caused by Ondoy and devoting her time in helping our kababayans. She related to me that our folks badly needed basic necessities. The flood almost reach the national road of San Guillermo. People residing in Tabing-Ilog and in Tambongco have lost everything that they have worked for in decades and most of all… four members of a family died because of Ondoy. While we are on our cellular phones, both of us became emotional and we burst into tears because we’re both devastated by what had happened to our kababayans. Can we do something to help them? Can we give them hope and inspiration and encourage them that there is light at the very end of the tunnel? Shall we?

The need is so great…the stake is so high…images of human sufferings caused by Ondoy are extremely difficult to watch… so please join us and help us disseminate this effort.

Please send your badly needed pledges/donations to addresses mentioned below and rest assured that every single penny of your hard-earned contributions will reach those kababayans of ours that are severely affected by Ondoy.

1. Mc Sonny Francisco, 430 Parkman Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90026 Mobile: 213.280.9930 sga_president@roadrunner.com
2. Manolo San Luis, 15418 S. Catalina Avenue, Gardena, CA 90247 Mobile: 310.352.4089
4. Raciel Picones, 3428 W. Bellevue BLVD, Los Angeles, CA 90026 Mobile: 213.595.4937 raciel@goldtextilesinc.com
5. Teddy Piniones, 2231 Duvall Street, Los Angeles, CA 90031 Mobile: 323.868.5784 teddp9@juno.com
6. Mildred Zozulenko, 13340 Bracken Avenue, Arleta, CA 91331 Mobile: 213.219.1241 mildred.zozulenko@lausd.net
7. Billie Mae Pilipina, 210 S. Commonwealth Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90026 Mobile: 213.925.1897 billiemaepilipina@yahoo.com
8. Lalaine San Marcos, 1140 Ashton Avenue, Santa Maria, CA 93458 Mobile: 805.614.4995 lalainesm@gmail.com
9. Zeny Francisco, 3721 Terrace Drive, Oxnard, CA 93033 Mobile: 805.822.8929 zeny.francisco@verizon.net

Maraming salamat po!

P.S.: It was mentioned on the news this morning that another tropical super typhoon, Pepeng, is about to hit the province of Rizal, so please include our kababayans in your prayers. I hope they can overcome! May God bless us all!

Very respectfully,

Butch E. Francisco
NAVSEA PHDNSWC

Morong Landfill open for MM and Rizal debris

2 Oct

Rizal Gov. Casimiro Ynares III has opened three landfills—in Rodriguez, San Mateo and Morong—for the disposal of debris from Ondoy.


-Philippine Daily Inquirer

How to help our Kababayan in Morong

30 Sep

Morong Evacuation Info and to Help
Morong Telephone to Donate (Morong Munisipyo): 691-6154
Mayor Jojo Buenaventura (direct number to mayor: +63-92-092-70687
Above numbers were given to RSG by the Mayor

Morong Community Groups in the United States Accepting Donations

San Guillermo Community of Northern California
(415) 608-9979 (Laarni San Juan) Email: sanguilmo_usa@yahoo.com
Cash Donation
San Guillermo Association of Southern California
(213) 925-1897 (Billie Mae Pilipina) , (213) 280-0597 (Sonny Francisco)
Cash Donation and Pledges

Operation Health Aid (OHA)
Lilia LaMadrid (Cash Donation and Medicine)
PayapaClub USA
Morong High School Alumni Association – Northern California
St Jerome Prayer Group of Southern California

News Sources

30 Sep

Appeal for Help from San Guillermo Community -Northern California

28 Sep


September 28, 2009

Kababayan,

The recent news of massive floods caused by Tropical Storm Ketsana (known as Ondoy) in the Metro Manila and surrounding areas are devastating: full of chaos, fear and tragedy. Millions are affected – homes ruined, precious belongings damaged, lives lost, and the traumatic impact to human survival for those who managed to survive.

Our hometown of San Guilmo has been affected -families displaced out of their homes, crops massively affected for consumption and farmer incomes, houses ruined, and families making sense of this unpredictable and uncontrollable force of nature.

For many of us here in the US, we have our bare necessities: shelter, food and clothing. Many in our hometown of San Guilmo have lost those precious and necessary life commodities.

This is a critical time to turn inward and seek out YOUR generous and helping spirit. Let us look at our own environments and our wallets and consider a kind gesture to those afflicted by the terrible storms. Let us help our fellow kababayan in San Guilmo: THEY NEED HELP!

There are different ways to express your help:

1) Send money – I will be collecting money and sending directly to the San Isidro Labrador Church. I will communicate with Father Rene Silgas about how funds will assist those in need. Please send your cash or check to:

SGC
c/o Laarni San Juan
sanguilmo_usa@yahoo.com

2) Pack a balikbayan box with your used clothing, toys, food, goods. You can send it through a local cargo service (this is gives you reason to clean out your closets and your children’s toyboxes). Please start soon because it may take awhile to arrive in the Philippines.

My family and I will be packing boxes to send over. If you have questions or would like to donate goods for a box, call me directly (415) 608-9979.

This is a critical moment to stop what you are doing and consider what this worldly devastation means. Do what you would want for others to do if you were in this situation. There are a number of graphic photos and videos online to witness what this ugly force of nature has done to our communities. No one, rich or poor, is immune to this kind of earthly force.

All control and power is lost during these devastating forces of nature – let us do what we can to help others, not only materially, but also to instill a sense of hope.

In prayer and support,
Laarni San Juan
President
San Guillermo Community – Northern CA
2009 – 2010

RSG No. 87 Mayor of Morong Interview

28 Sep

Listen to RSG Episode 87: Interview with Mayor Jojo Buenaventura

Mayor Buenaventura in Morong
Matabuak in Tarlac
Zoilo in San Francisco
Show Summary
Morong:
2 casualties, 2 missing
evacuation center in San Juan, 83 families, total of 330 people
evacuation center in Rumagat, Namay, 15 families
evacuation center in San Guillermo National High, 20 families
dwellings lost in San Guillermo 20 houses, in BgySan Pedro 21 dwellings
partial damage houses: 150 in Tambongco, Tabing-Ilog and Agas As (San Guillermo)
90% farming lost

Flooding
no communication, Agas-As lampas tao ang tubig, San Jose no car could pass, Namay, San Pedro lampas tao ang tubig, main road underwater, Palma, J Natividad, palengke, Istatcion San Pedro, to Butig all underwater

Morong Volunteer Emergency Rescue Team, ang barangay ay nag kanya kanya, 24 hr assistance
worst ever disaster in town, Caniogan, Calero, Lagundi, San Pedro, San Juan, palayan nasira, nawasak

Evacuation centers, relief goods, tuloy ang monitor, maraming kababayan ang tumutulong, Mayor is soliciting used clothings for victims, Morong fire departmen, putik ang road, town plaza ang tinubig rin,

Mag-aama, tatlong bata ang hawak ng ama, nawala ang isang bata sa leeg, nakasakay at tumawir, nabagsak, ang ina ay nakahawak sa kawayan, sasagutin ng munisipyo ang coffin, up to 2000 pesos ang kaya ng bayan sa mga biktima, specially sa San Guillermo, nagpanagpo ang tubig sa SG

Morong Munisipyo Telephone to Help: 691-6054, ang bayan ay nangangailangan ng tulong, used clothing ay napaka laking bagay na tulong, or call Mayor for personal message (listen to get his number)

RSG No. 86 Baha sa San Guillermo

28 Sep

Google Mapmaker satellite view of Sitio Tabing-Ilog (San Guillermo, Morong, Rizal) 31 houses were wipeout by recent flooding.

Audio/Podcast/Listen/:

Listen to RSG Episode 86 Lubog sa Baha

Batang Kanto in San Guillermo
Matabuak in Tarlac
Zoilo in San Francisco

Storm Ondoy: Four unconfirmed deaths in San Guillermo

27 Sep

In an email sent to San Guillermo Mailing Group:

-Family of 3 missing and presume dead in Sitio Tambongco
-1 missing in Sitio Tabing-Ilog
Send your news report to radyosanguilmo@gmail.com
or post under comment section of this blog. Salamat po!

Images

27 Sep
Tanay, Rizal

A relative reacts after confirming the identity of a loved one who was killed from the floods brought on by the rains of Typhoon Ketsana, locally known as Ondoy, inside a morgue in the town of Tanay, Rizal east of Manila on Sept. 28. Photo by John Javellana, Reuters

MSNBC Photo Slieshow : Hammered by floods

RSG No. 85 Baha sa Teresa, Rizal

27 Sep

Hindi po namin matawagan ang ating mga contact dahil sa walang kuryente sa San Guillermo, and mga cell phones ay “lo bat”. Ipagpaumanhin po ninyo.
Panelist
Zoilo
Matabuak
Jerry J.
Download our Podcast
Listen to Episode 85 at 128 kbps Broadband 15.7 Mb Running Time 17 min 01 sec
Show Notes
Teresa, Rizal; Ondoy
Dalig, San Gabriel, baha, anor, pinaka malaking baha, Kalye Lilintog, tumbok ng baha
Pinatugtog
Danza Filipina by Urbano Zapra (recorded in 1927)

Storm Watch: Rizal in Distress

25 Sep

50 Families evacuated in Morong

In Rizal province, local rescue workers scampered to respond to distress calls in various towns with reports of simultaneous landslides, rising flood waters and electrical dangers.

In Antipolo City, a certain Aubreline reportedly died after she fell into an overflowing creek yesterday morning, Supt. Dioscoro Maata, chief of police said.

Reports from the monitoring center of the Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council (PDCC) based at the Ynares Center Compound showed that several towns in the province were flooded prompting affected residents to immediately leave their homes and transfer to designated evacuation centers in their respective barangays.

Strong winds and heavy rains continued without interruption starting at around 8 a.m.

Personnel of the PDCC said thousands fled their homes in Tanay town, including residents whose houses were situated in riverside and mountainside areas.

Landslides in Sampaloc in Tanay, and Phase 3 of Barangay San Luis in Antipolo City were also reported to the PDCC around 11:30 a.m.

Floodwaters reaching up to waist deep at the town proper in Tanay made some of the streets almost not passable to small types of vehicles.

In San Mateo, some 40 families whose houses are located along the riverbank on North and South Libis of Barangay Banaba volunteered to leave their homes as their houses were submerged in raging floodwater.

More than 150 families have also been evacuated in Jala-Jala town; 50 families in Morong; and some 300 families in other parts of San Mateo and more than 50 families were relocated in Kalayan, in Angono and hundreds of families in Cardona town as of 8:30 a.m. yesterday.

Hundreds were stranded along the flood-prone portions of Ortigas Avenue in Cainta and Taytay towns as jeepneys could not pass through the flooded highway.

Some tricycle drivers in the city proper of Antipolo also reportedly refused to convey commuters to their destinations as most streets were submerged in rising floodwaters during the height of the heavy rains from morning until late afternoon.

PDCC personnel said the number of affected families were expected to increase by hundreds if the rains and strong winds did not stop.

Source: Tempo

Philippine Flag: The missing ray of Morong

25 Sep

Letter sent to Philippine Daily Inquirer by retired Col. Francisco T San Miguel:

September 24, 2009
Dear Editor,

This has reference to the article of Michael Lim Ubac which was published in the
September 24 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

I would like to point out that the article omitted Morong (now Rizal) in the list of the provinces
represented by the eight rays of the sun in the Philippine flag.

Dr. Luis Camara Dery wrote in 1999 that the following statement appeared in a document
which was written in Tagalog by Aguinaldo himself:

“At tapusa’y ay ang walong rayos na nataglay ng araw na sumisikat ay ang walong provincias Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, Morong, Laguna, Batangas, Nueva Ecija at Cavite na dineklara ng Gobierno Kastila en estado de guerra.” (sic)

On the main subject, the present proposal to add a 9th ray to the sun in the Philippine flag has drawn many protests in the internet. This proposal was discussed publicly and thoroughtly many times before. It reached the Senate in 1987, proposed by Senator Aquilino Pimentel, It was not approved.

Truly yours,

FRANCISCO T. SAN MIGUEL
(Born in Morong, Rizal)
Quezon City, Philippines
Email: <ftsm51@yahoo.com>

Panel approved 9th ray to Philippine flag, Morong omitted

23 Sep

There were elation from Muslim communities and its representatives when bicameral panel approved the inclusion of the 9th ray to Philippine flag. The author of the bill, Senator Richard Gordon released a statement saying that the proposed law would foster greater unity among Filipinos regardless of religion. Its worth noting that Sen Gordon is running for president and is badly trailing in national surveys.

Reports released by the panel and reported by the media omitted Morong as one of the provinces that revolted against the Spanish government.
Perhaps the committee and Richard Gordon should check the history of the the flag before sponsoring the bill.
————–
More news: GMA News

National Artist group honors Francisco Feliciano, three others.

15 Sep

Morong native, Francisco F. Feliciano was honored recently by The Filipino Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers.

Feliciano was born in Morong, Rizal, in 1941. He is a composer and conductor, highly regarded for his liturgical works, for he has long been associated with the Asian Institute for Liturgy Music. His music is avant-garde and modern, and he has written choral works, music for orchestra and ballet, and chamber music.

Two of his compositions – Salimbayan for Wood Quartet and the choral “Pokpok Alimpako” – have won awards in international competitions in Germany and Italy.

“Later he became avant-garde and insular but his choral ‘Pamugon’ can stand for all time,” opined Robledo.

These three are in their senior years and have impressive bodies of works. All are National Artist material, but perhaps they have no clout with the powers-that-be?

source: Philippine Daily Inquirer; 9/8/09
full article
here.

Message from Barangay San Guillermo

9 Sep

Barangay San Guillermo
Morong, Rizal Philippines

Date: September 8, 2009
From: Punong Barangay Eliseo S. San Jose
To: Family of Ralito Mata Piniones

The Sangguniang Barangay of San Guillermo, as well as the officers and staff condole with the family of the late Ralito Piniones on his untimely death.

Hndi pa natatagalan, dumalaw siya sa aming tanggapan at inaalam kung ano ang maari niyang maitulong sa ating barangay. Marami pa sana siyang mga balak na isakatuparan nguni’t sa di inaasahang mga pangyayari, siya ay namaalama na sa ating lahat.
Kaming lahat ay nagluluksa at nakikiramay sa kanyang maagang paglisan sa mundong ito.

Message from Kon. Dickson San Juan

8 Sep

I condole to the family of the Late San Guillermo Association -Southern California Chapter Ralito Piniones in his passing .

Naaalala ko pa yung time na nagkita kami dyan sa amerika and he welcome me. Nakasama ko pa silang mag-asawa during may stay there in the U.S pero at this time pareho na silang nawala na nakakabigla talaga.

Last na uwi ni Kuya Lito , we meet pa sa estasyon at nagkwentuhan pa kami last February 2009 yata yun at sya pa nga nagdala ng imbitasyon ng aming kasal para sa mga ninong at ninang namin dyan sa U.S.

To the family , especially to my Lola Perta at Lolo Tacio, tatagan nyo po ang loob nyo for what happened. MAY GOD BLESS YOU.

To you Pres. Lito , I salute for what you contributed to the community of San Guillermo even in a short time.

May God keep you safe in heaven.

Pakikiramay mula kay DICKSON ANDAYA-SAN JUAN AT HELEN GRACE AGLIPAY-SAN JUAN AT BUONG PAMILYA SAN JUAN

Elsa Millare Mambrebe

6 Sep

Elsa Millare Mambrebe of Sitio Tanawan, SG passed away after long illness on Sunday, September 6, 2009 surrounded by her family.

Elsa is survived by her loving children Arlene, Ed, Gen, Puroy, Ferdie and grandchildren all of San Guillermo. She is the sister of Carlito (Carlet), Norberto (Nobing) of Dulo and Rodolfo “Ompo” Millare of South Carolina, Elvie (BiBe) and Alfredo Tambongco of California.

Funeral services will be held in Tanawan, San Guillermo, Morong, Rizal.

Ralito Mata Piniones, 1952-2009

3 Sep

Our kababayana and community leader, Ralito Mata Piniones passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 in Southern California. Mr Pinones was the current president of San Guillermo Association of Southern California.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Thursday and Friday, September 10 & 11 at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California. Internment will be at 9:00 AM Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills on Saturday, September 12.

Balitang Tulay sa Morong

15 Aug

BALITANG TULAY SA MORONG
Ika 11 ng Agosto 2009
by A.C.

Tag-ulan na naman and my daily morning walk is becoming exciting every day. With slight ambon the walk from town to Bombongan gives one a nice sweat and a shower too! I remember the old kabataan days when we would take shower when it is raining, storms or not. The every day walk gives me the creeps sometime when I pass by some old houses – bintanas shut, and appears like no life activities inside. In one street alone I counted 11 houses. Talked with some neighbors and told me, “Nasa states na po, at ang iba nasa Middle east, Brunei, Singapore, Thailand, UK, Canada, and other countries. Palau? Yes! They were recruited by the one-time-famous-medicine-drink (still famous?) – NONI.

Where there are sorry-abandoned or empty houses there are also mansions. You read it right – mansions, as in, big house, wide driveway, full (lago) glass windows, and security iron grills aircon boxes. (Wonder why they don’t install central ac? One guy said, “magastos po”.) A mansion with no central air? About to be finished is a new one short meters from the junction of National road and F San Miguel Blvd (Butig station). Few meters away from her place is the long-been-building Church of???. Now a roof pointing to heaven is forming. Across that as y’all already know is the PRISM a two-building school. Way down half of the Blvd there is another drive way being built crossing the palayan. Bet ya a house will soon follow. And further down left side is the new chapel of Kambaste religious sect. That long road to Bombongan is still the fave of the joggers, walkers, and ehem – daters.

I observed that some of beautiful cement/white-painted-bench of years ago are gone or are broken. A kumpare’s memorial bench for their daughter still remains in the original place just across the Kambaste chapel. Personally speaking it is easy to give money to build a bench but there is no budget for maintenance from the munisipyo according to someone I spoke to. Kaya pag babalikMorong ng may mga benches – check at pinturahan ulit.

The two welcome baluwartes are a good sight no question, but, looks like few maintenance is now necessary, especially at the bases where (maybe) carabaos scratched their sides or cleaned their sungay. The yellowish color around the bases are youknowhat even with a sign near them – “Bawal ang _ _ _ _. Aso Ba Kayo?” Well, maybe they are the two-legged dogs.

TO BE CONTINUED…..

Balitang Tulay sa Morong (Cont.)

15 Aug

The town is beautiful on rainy days. No flood. Clean air and clean streets. Rain contributes to traffic jam, but who cares people are carefree and happy. Ahhh, My Morong someone said is truly OUR Morong. “Taga dito po ba kayo?” asked one trike operator. I said, “Aba, hindi ka tiga Morong kasi may punto ka.” Remember we never use “d” when we talk. Otherwise masisiste ka – “Napasma yata dila natin ah.” It does not matter to me, magalang naman ang tawo at nangingino-po. After paying him P10 (huo hindi na P7 ang bayar sa trike) I said, “Salamat at tinutulungan ninyo ang mga tiga Morong na talaga”. Nakakikiwa lamang na tatanungin ka ng iang rayuhan na di tiga Morong. Para bagang nawala na ang iyong kabataan, paniningalang pugar, pagba baskitbol, panganganto, atbpa noong araw. Man, this is MY town! I am part of it no matter what!

Naala-ala ko 2loy ang kwento ni pareng Obet M. na nasa ERA raw sila at tuma ng SanMig ay may isang “ruhat” yata na nakikihanruke sa kanilang huntahan ay hindi maganda rating na sinabi tungkol sa Morong ay binira niya ng, “Man, this is MY town. I was born here and you can _ _ _k yourself and get out of town.” Ewan ko lamang kung totoo word4word but lumitaw ang pag-ibig sa ating bayan. Bira bata…!

The old site of the bsura – talks, issues, negative emails and tsis – is now one good-looking-scenery, elevated beautiful no-smell site with some young trees growing – mataba siempre because of the roots feeding on old basuras from many places. Yes, including Metro Manila. The much-talk-about recycle plant sa may pagliko ay maganda. There is a paved road leading to the place, a nice path for walkers/joggers . . . daters ulit!

The Rizal Provncl capitol is very beautiful. But why is it in Antipolo and not in Morong where the Provncl Hospital is? No need to make issues now – it’s done and the “Y” empire couldn’t move (not the building) to Morong because one of the “Ys” live there. Hmmm?

Early election is in the air, heard from a very confident leader ng isang partido, a jogging partner. JB is running. Wala raw makalaban. Seems like JB is unbeatable. After all, he is like the American insurance commercial – “You are in good hands with Allstate”, or ….with “Ys”.

Sige po, saka na ang ibang magagandang balita sa atin. Mirang tahimik at walang balikbayan. Mura ang ingin! Tatatlo po kami sa tulay at nanunuor ng baha (tskolate water) sa ilog at pirisong naliligo raon. Naka bday suit pa nga ang isa. OK lamang po, basta’t hwag lamang gamiting R&R ang mini-glorieta na pinagkagastahan ng ibang mga tawo at hindi para sa mga piriso.

Syanga pala ang tunsoy na plstic-wrapped sa Morong SM ay P265 mga lima! Sa palingki sa paglabas ay mga P125 ang lima at mahahalo mo pagpili ng mga butityog at sariwa pa.

Hwag lamang kalimutan ang ating Morong.

AC po ito.

Nabanggit ang ilog – ay linis po at gawa ng baha. Naala-ala ko tuloy noong mga bata kami na haplit ng talon sa tulay (iyong lumang tulay natin, ayyy nabisto ang aking idar) at malnaw ang tubig at maganda ang buhangin. Mas lalong maganda ang mga naglalaba sa paraan na “kinakastor” hehehehe.

Online Radio Streams

2 Jul

Cebu Band w/ kababayan Gilbert Chua

25 Jun

CEBU Band – Las Vegas based Pinoy band.

Forwarded to RSG –
From Gil Chua — “I hope everyone’s well and healthy.

FYI: I just posted some of our bands video performance at YouTube.com taken here in Cece’s playroom. Check it out, excuse our attires….this wasn’t planned well. Search for “cebuplays”–

Morong Rizal Network on Facebook

18 Jun

Search: Morong Rizal and join the network!

Team SG Basketball, 2009 Palarong Pambayan Champ

18 Jun
ISANG PAGPUPUGAY SA MGA MANLALARONG TAGA-SAN GUILMO
ni: Konsehal Dickson A.San Juan
Isang kasaysayan na di malilimutan ng buong bayan ang katatapos lamang na Mayor’s Cup o palarong pambayan 2009 dito sa ating sinisintang bayan ng Morong. Ilang araw din ang lumipas dahil sa maulan at pabago bagong panahon hindi agad natapos ang palaro pero ika-8 ng Hunyo ganap na ika- 6:20 ng gabi ay natapos din naman.
Tinanghal ang mga manlalarong taga SAN GUILMO bilang champion at hindi lang basta basta champion kundi UNDEFEATED CHAMPION ibig sabihin walang nakatalo, na isang malaking karangalan dahil sa aking pagtatanong ay ang huling UNDEFEATED CHAMPION ay noong 1970′s pa.
Kaya sa ating mga manlalaro, sa pagsuporta ng ating mga kabarangay, ng sangguniang kabataan, ng sangguniang barangay , ng barkadahan , isang pagpupugay at pagsaludo sa inyong lahat dahil ang tagumpay na ito ay nangangahulugan lamang ng isang nagkakaisang barangay.
Hindi makakalimutan ng mga taga-SAN GUILMO ang mga araw na yaon na habang lumalaro nga mga players nandyan ang buhos ng suporta ng mga kabarangay natin na kahit ulanan na ay nagpapabasa para lang makapanuod at masuportahan kahit sa palakpak ng kamay tuwing makakashoot ang mga players. Biruin mo naman sobrang nakakatuwa kase isang araw ng manuod ako nakita ko yung mga matatatandang taga-San Guilmo, nagtitiis ng init at ulan makapanuod at maksuporta lamang, sobra akong natouch dahil sa kabila ng kanilang kahirapan sa paglalakad magpapahatid sa plaza makapanuod lang.
Kaya sa ating mga players sa pamamagitan ng email na ito nais ko na malaman ng buong taga-San Guilmo dito sa Pilipinas at maging saang panig ng mundo ang kasaysayang ginawa ninyo na mananatiling isang magandang halimbawa sa susunod pang mga henerasyon.
MABUHAY KAYONG LAHAT!

Bing – Philippines

18 Jun


Microsoft’s new Bing search engine tailored for Pinoy?

Check out Bing Philippines:
Bing needs to update their front image.. Walang snow sa Pilipinas!

Happy Birthday: Rizal Province

11 Jun
The province of Rizal marks its 108th anniversary today, which Malacañang declared a special nonworking holiday. The day Rizal Province was founded usually falls a day before Independence Day. It was made a holiday by virtue of Proclamation 1790, or the Foundation Day of Rizal, signed by Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita.
In a statement, Rizal Gov. Casimiro Ynares III said the province’s “remarkable achievements” in providing services and infrastructure projects to residents would make the celebration much more meaningful.
Activities planned for today by the provincial government are a parade with street dancing, a live concert, a medical mission, a jobs fair and basketball exhibition games, officials said in a statement.
The focal point of the celebrations, however, is Teresa town, which officials picked as the host of this year’s festivities.
On June 11, 1901, the second Philippine Commission headed by William Howard Taft enacted Act 137 officially giving birth to a province named in honor of national hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal. The new province consisted of 33 towns with the merging of 19 towns from what was then Manila province and 14 towns from the Morong Politico-Militar district.
Over the years, the territory of Rizal diminished and is now composed of 14 towns after 12 of its most progressive towns were annexed to the area later named Metro Manila by virtue of Presidential Decree 824 issued by then President Ferdinand Marcos on November 7, 1975.
Source: Business Mirror

California Statewide Special Election May 19, 2009

15 May

Radyo San Guilmo Endorsements:

California Statewide Election
Mga kababayan sa California, $45 billion deficit and tinatahak ng ating state at ipinapasa ng mga mambabatas sa atin ang problema sa pera…
Proposition 1A NO
This measure would make major changes to the way in which the state sets aside money in one of its “rainy day” reserve accounts and how this money is spent. The measure would tend to increase the amount of money set aside in the state’s rainy day account by increasing how much money is put into this account and restricting the withdrawal of these funds.
If this measure is approved, several tax increases passed as part of the February 2009 budget package would be extended by one to two years. State tax revenues would increase by about $16 billion from 2010-11 through 2012-13.
Proposition 1B NO
Requires supplemental payments to local school districts and community colleges to address recent budget crisis. Fiscal Impact: Potential state savings of up to several billion dollars in 2009-10 and 2010-11. Potential state costs of billions of dollars annually thereafter.
Proposition 1C NO
Allows the state lottery to be modernized to improve its performance with increased payouts, improved marketing, and effective management. Requires the state to maintain ownership of the lottery and authorizes additional accountability measures.
Proposition 1D NO
Temporarily provides greater flexibility in funding to preserve health and human services for young children while helping balance the state budget in a difficult economy.
Proposition 1E NO
Helps balance state budget by amending the Mental Health Services Act (Proposition 63 of 2004) to transfer funds, for two years, to pay for mental health services provided through the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Program for children and young adults.
Proposition 1F Yes
Encourages balanced state budgets by preventing elected Members of the Legislature and statewide constitutional officers, including the Governor, from receiving pay raises in years when the state is running a deficit. Directs the Director of Finance to determine whether a given year is a deficit year.

University of Rizal System

11 May


University of Rizal System (URS) was established by integrating the Rizal State College, Rizal Polytechnic College and Rizal Technological University Antipolo Annex. At the present, the University operates in eight campuses in the Province of Rizal with URS Tanay as its main campus and with eternal campuses in Morong, Pillia, Rodriguez, Angono, Binangonan, Antipolo City and Cainta. It offers complete education from kindergarden to graduate school. As of School of Year 2003-2004, the University implements a number of a academic programs in the doctoral (5) Masteral (6), baccalaureate (28), non-degree, and laboratory schools (high school and elementary) with a total enrolment of 18,973 in the first semester. The University personnel are composed of 696 faculty members and 168 non-teaching personnel.

Arnis (Kali) Filipino stick in motion

22 Apr

Ever seen super slow mo of milk dropping and forms like a crown image when it hits the surface.. well how about arnis stick hitting a stomach or forearm? Watch this Discovery Channel featuring Filipino stick on Time Warp:

http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/time-warp-stick-fighting.html

RSG No.84 Recession

2 Apr

Panelist
Zoilo
Batang Kanto
Matabuak

Originally recorded in early February.

Download our Podcast
Listen to Episode 84 at 128 kbps Broadband 24.4 Mb Running Time 26 min 36 sec

Listen to Episode 84 at 56 kbps Dial-up 19.8 Mb COMING

Show Notes
inis na inis si Matabuak, wala ng sidewalk na malakaran
feeling ko’y recession

Pinatugtog

Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year

24 Dec

Please accept our sincere thanks for all the support, love and interest you’ve shown Radyo San Guilmo and Classical Philippines Radio. You’ve made RSG and ClassicalPH exciting little corners online it has become. Merry Christmas and best wishes for a Prosperous 2009.

Morong Internet access one of the fastest in the Philippines

19 Nov

According to speedtest.net report, one of the fastest internet speed in Metro Manila/Rizal area is in Morong provided by PLDT. Speedtest measures the performance of broadband connection around the world.

Average upload speed:       5263 kb/s
Average download speed:  3319 kb/s
Average upload speed:         2514-5565 kb/s
Avergae download speed:   1290-3369 kb/s
Average upload speed:        24375 kb/s
Average downlaod speed:   1621 kb/s 
Test your broadband connection here.

Great year for Filipino American athletes

12 Nov


First it was Natalie Coughlin who became the most succesfull female athlete in US Olympic History by raking 11 medals in two Olympics. In Beijing she won 1 Gold, 2 silvers and 3 bronze.

Another Filipino-American, San Francisco Giants pitcher, Tim Lincecum was awarded CY Young as the best National League pitcher. Lincecum went 18 wins and 5 losses and recorded 265 strikeouts and a low 2.65 ERA. He received 23 out of 32 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
Links:
Natalie Coughlin: US Swimming, Philippine News, St Catherine of Siena (Vallejo, CA), NC.com
Photo credit: AP News

RSG No.83 State of Healthcare in San Guillermo

8 Nov
Dengue po sa amin, Barrio San Guillermo.

Panelist
Zoilo
Batang Kanto
Juan Katwiran

Download our Podcast

Listen to Episode 83 at 128 kbps Broadband 29.6 Mb Running Time 32 min 16 sec

Listen to Episode 83 at 56 kbps Dial-up 19.8 Mb COMING SOON

Show Notes
(partial) tricycle, noise pollution

Dengue situation in SG, statistics, not sure kung itinatago ang detalye, outbreak?,
pananaw, active lamang ba kung kailangang humingi, responsibilidad ng barangay na ipunin ang data, national news last year, itinatago ba ngayon?

first hand info, dengue sa SanGuilmo, Tanawan; pambababa ng lagnat, mahirap pag emergency, walang ambulance sa barangay, kulang ang kagamitan ng service, local gov

sana ay mag karuon sa San Guilmo na van na pang service kung may emergency, mini ambulance, 24/7 para madala sa Hospital, comparison ng dalawang barangay, 1st class municipality (Binangonan) vs third class muni from Cavite, small health clinic with doctor, nurse, midwife

health center in SG, clinic but no proper medical equipment, kababayan from US wants to retire but lack of health facility in SG prevent them to stay, retirees will help local economy, create jobs, volunteer, basic med equipment in SG Clinic: weight scale, blood pressure cap,
pregnant collapse and died in Tanawan

kapanayamin ang health rep, kulang o walang oxygen sa clinic, isa lamang ang nebulizer for asthma pero nasa hiraman pa, asthma cases walang machine for kids, maaaring madala sa health center instead na magbayad pa sa ER, challenge sa mga taga America: i donate po natin sa health clinic ang hindi na ninyung ginagamit na nebulizer, case na namatay sa asthma

bother kami ng tricycle, masyadung maingay

buhay ng tawo ang nakataya, early response sa life and death situation, bigyan ng pansin ang health services sa baryo, tetanus shot, every 10 years, pupunta pa sa hospital para ma bigyan ng shot, gagastus pa, sa local center ay hindi na gagastos, kumukulong mantika, sinksakan ng tetanus sa ospital, vaccine, sana ay naiintidihan ng nakikinig ang problema ng baryo, mabuksan nang isip, instead na pa premyo sa pa liga ay sa health center na lamang ibigay.. YES WE CAN!!!

Pinatugtog
Yes We Can by Will.I.Am

RSG U.S. Presidential General Election Endorsements

3 Nov

For US President & Vice President
Senator BARACK OBAMA for President & Senator JOE BIDEN for Vice-President (Democrat)

US Representative; 3rd Congressional District (CALIFORNIA)
DAN LUNGREN (Republican)

US Representative; 7th Congressional District (CALIFORNIA)
GEORGE MILLER (Democrat)

US Representative; 10th Congressional District (CALIFORNIA)
ELLEN TAUSCHER (Democrat)

California Propositions

1  YES – High Speed train system, TOO COSTLY BUT AIRLINE, OPEC, AUTO NEEDS COMPETITION

2  NO –  Animals such as pregnant pigs allow to lie down, stand, extend.. TOO WEIRD
3  NO –  Children’s hospital bond… WE NEED HEALTHCARE NOT NEW BUILDING
4  YES – Parental consent on abortion on minor – WHO’s GONNA PAY FOR CARE… PARENT!
5  NO – Expand treatment to drug offenses.. TOO COSTLY 
6  NO – Police law enforcement funding.. THEY ALREADY MAKING TOO MUCH
7  YES – Renewable energy generation.. F***.. OPEC! CHEVRON, SHELL, BP..SAUDI!
8 YES – Marriage between man and woman ONLY… MARRIAGE IS NOT A CIRCUS! NO RIGHTS BEING ELIMINATED HERE!
9  YES – Victims’ rights. 
10 NO – Alternative fuel renewable energy Bonds.. TOO COSTLY
11  YES – Redistricting, Constitutional Amendment… TRAPO GOTTA GO!
12  NO – Veteran’s Bond Act .. THIS IS FEDERAL RESPONSIBILITY, TOO COSTLY FOR CALIFORNIA

ClassicalPH app now available for Apple iPhones/iTouch

21 Oct


Hello San Guillermo and Morong folks,

I’m happy to announce the very first all Filipino content app for iPhone and iTouch (3G, Wifi, Edge in some areas). Classical PH (Classical Philippines Radio) is an internet stream that plays unique blend of classical guitar, kundiman, harana and other regional music. In short, the forgotten melodies of Philippines.

ClassicalPH is a simple, one tap and you’re ON app for.

It’s now live in the iTunes store in North America through this link:
http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=293751886&mt=8

It’ll take a day or two to show up in the iTunes directory.

Thank you po,
Zoilo

Forgotten Melodies:
Classical Philippines Radio is at http://www.bluerockhills.net/classicalph

Gawang Atin!

Banda Morriz to Perform in Taiwan, Needs Your Help

6 Oct

BANDA MORRIZ of Morong, Rizal is one of the thriving bands in the Philippines. With 60 full-time members from this historic town, the band is a typical town group which produces quality music which is a fusion of traditional and modern harmony, complemented by synchronicity and elegance.

Fortunately, the band qualified as the only Philippine representative to participate in the 2008 Chiayi International Band Festival which will be held from December 20, 2008 to January 1, 2009 in Chiayi City, Taiwan. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the band members to showcase their gift for music, thus promoting the Filipino culture in the global arena.

But sending a contingent with sixty (60) members abroad would entail expenses for uniform, airfare, not to mention the food as well as the accommodation. The following are relatively safe estimates for the trip.

Uniform: 60 pax X P 3,500 = P 210,000

Airfare: 60 pax X P12,600 = P 756,000

Travel Tax: 60 pax X P 1,620 = P 97,200

Terminal Fee: 60 pax X P 750 = P 45,000

Visa Fee: 60 pax X P 2,000 = P 120,000

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P1,228,200

We are therefore knocking at your benevolent heart to help send the band to join the festival in Taiwan. Please consider giving an amount you can share. Your contribution will go along way in making the dream of this historic town band become a reality!

Please send your contribution to:

1. Adelaida S. Feliciano – Northern California – 1614 Second Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401

2. Corazon F. Alejandro – Southern California – 11871 Emerald Street, Garden Grove, CA 92845

3. Rudy & Lucy Bautista – Florida – 9720 94th St. North, Seminole, FL 33777

4. Nelia F. Gutierrez – Philippines – Morong, Rizal

On behalf of the management and all the members of BANDA MORRIZ, thank you for your support!

Very sincerely yours,

Camilo F. Feliciano Dr. Olivia F. De Leon

Dr. Francisco F. Feliciano Arnel O. Feliciano

Dr. Thelma F. Miranda Nelia F. Gutierrez
Adelaida S. Feliciano Lee S. Feliciano
Roberto F. Feliciano

Stanley San Luis (aka. SEVENES)

29 Sep

Our very own SEVENES

Also: Pambato ng Bayan (Tribute to Manny Pacquiao by Sevenes)


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