website has been created and is being voluntarily
maintained without any costs to the organization.
Its existence could be traced back to a
letter of proposal sent to DBI President Rogelio F.
Fuentes dated 17 July 2003. A copy was also sent
via e-mail to then Editor, Mrs. Ester Fulleros-Abitona.
Webmaster formally presented the proposal before the
members of the Board in their monthly meeting dated 03
August 2003, at the association's headquarters in Sta.
all others, the following were presented:
To provide an alternative means of access to the
existing Gazette to help it reach more people, including
non-Buluseños who could simply be inspired by what the
organization is doing – and do the same for their
To promote pride in the hometown among online
Buluseños here and abroad
To make the Gazette more interactive, being a
repository of current and previous issues
To provide another “first” for DBI, as this
undertaking would be the first of its kind among all the
other resident organizations in the entire Province of
15, 2003 - signed up with Tripod (username: dbgazette)
17, 2003 - letter of proposal to DBI President Rogelio
F. Fuentes mailed; copy sent via e-mail to Mrs. Ester
Fulleros - Abitona
3, 2003 - presentation of proposal before the Board
18, 2003 - maiden voyage