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VOL. XV No. 6
January - February 2003


  Rep. Solis Assures LGU-Bulusan of P 4M Development Fund

  BUCES Pupil Among Top 10 in National Gabfest

  Scholars to Graduate in March

  Scholarship Sponsors Needed

  Bulusan District Celebrates Centennial Celebration

  3 DBI Officers Commended

  Mayor Guysayko and Company Enliven Valentine Affair

  Mr. & Mrs. Bulusan, Sorsogon - MM Search is On

  Officers Inducted

  K of C Organized in Bulusan

  St. James the Greater Parish Lenten Schedule

  CallingAll JSRMI Alumni

  No Buses for Damayan Homecoming

  Class '51 to Hold Reunion



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Congressman Jose G. Solis of the 2nd District of Sorsogon, assured the Municipality of Bulusan, infrastructure development fund to the tune of P4M from his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF). This is in line with his program of improving infrastructure in the rural areas designed to accelerate the delivery of services, particularly to remote and depressed barangays.  He said that this is his way of showing his gratitude to the public for electing him to his present position.

In a return gesture, Mayor Guysayko pledged his all-out support to the programs/projects of the solon and expressed his optimism that such projects will be implemented within this year.

The following matrix shows the priority projects under the PDAF of Cong. Solis. 



Project Cost

1. Rehabilitation of Lalud Farm-to-Market Road Section

Cogon - Lalud

P 1,000,000.00

2. Construction of Seawall



3. Construction of Multi-Purpose Building



4. Construction of Multi-Purpose Building



5. Construction of Multi-Purpose Building

San Rafael


6. Construction of Multi-Purpose Building



7. Construction of Multi-Purpose Building

San Antonio


8. Concreting of Imelda Municipal Street



9. Concreting of Imelda Municipal Street (Extension)



Meanwhile, the Municipality of Bulusan was also a recipient of 11 computer sets.  This will allow the local government to keep up with new trends in information technology and office automation. (Binoe)


Keybette Aijin Frayna Jintalan, a sixth grade pupil of Bulusan Central School won eight place in the National Schools Press Conference held at the Cities of Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu on February 24-27, 2003.

            Keybette’s winning piece was Sports Writing (Filipino).  He and other contenders from the 16 regions were given one hour to make a news report on the sports event they had just witnessed.

            The other winner from the Division of Sorsogon was Miguel Tolosa of Bulan North Central School, tenth placer in Sports Writing (English).

            The top ten winners in each event – Sports Writing, News Writing, Editorial Writing/Cartooning, Copy Reading and Headline Writing, Feature Writing and Photojournalism, together with their coaches were awarded with medals and certificates.  Region V (Bicol) was proclaimed the overall champion both in the elementary and secondary levels.

            Another delegate from BUCES was Benedict Fulleros Espera, also a Grade VI pupil.  He was a contestant in news writing (Filipino).

            Keybette and Benedict copped fourth and second places, respectively, in the regional level held at Goa, Camarines Sur.

            These two delegates were chaperoned by Miss Marilou Fuentes, their trainer and adviser of the school paper publication, and Miss Salvacion Gapas.

            A congratulatory banner and a victory parade were accorded to the winning delegates by their respective … (unfinished)



            Three scholars of the Damayan-Buluseño, Inc. through its Scholarship Through Sponsorship Program will graduate this coming March from different schools with different college degrees.  They are Cesar L. Gacosta, Lea Balderama, and Salvacion Gardon.

            Cesar will graduate in Computer Science from the AMA Computer College in Legaspi City.  A son of Celso and Elisa Gacosta of Barangay Sapngan, his scholarship is sponsored by Mr. Reynaldo Labrador of Manila.

            Lea took up Architectural Drafting at the Sorsogon State College.  She is the third scholar of the late Mayor Bernardo R. Sayarot of Mabitac, Laguna who was killed in an ambush in Teresa, Rizal together with the late Gabriel “Amby” Fuentes on October 29, 2001 when Lea was on the third year of her course. However, her scholarship was pushed through by Mr. Joel G. Fulleros, a former DBI scholar and formerly an employee of the late Mayor Sayarot.

            Lea’s parents are Fernando and Paz Balderama of Barangay San Bernardo.  She is now on an “On-The-Job Training” as draftsman at the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Bulusan.  DBI expects she would get the item the moment she passes the Civil Service examination.

            Salvacion will be graduating with an Elementary Education degree from the Bicol University in Daraga, Albay.  Sponsored by a Buluseño based abroad who chose to remain incognito, Salvacion is from Barangay Poctol.

            With the graduation of these three scholars, the DBI scholarship program would have a total of twenty-four college graduates who all came from poor families but bright  and talented.

            Next year, three more scholars are expected to graduate.


            Damayan-Buluseño, Inc. through its Scholarship Through Sponsorship Program is appealing to all civic-minded Buluseños to share their blessings by way of sponsoring the college education of bright and talented high school graduates who belong to poor Buluseño families.  This way, they will greatly help in moulding our youths into responsible professionals who may become future leaders in the community.

            A number of high school students who will be graduating with honors this coming March have approached Damayan-Buluseño, Inc. for possible college scholarship grants.  But, due to lack of sponsors, the association could not assure them yet of any slot this school year.

            Through this appeal, DBI hopes to receive responses from Buluseños who are concerned for the future of these youths.

            The Scholarship Through Sponsorship Program of DBI was conceived in 1983 and as of now twenty-one scholars have already graduated from college and another three will graduate this March.  Four are still in college.  If they all graduate by year 2006, there will be 28 graduates through this program.

            Actually, they are supposed to be thirty-two, but for unknown reasons four of them did not pursue with their studies after a year in school without even informing the association.

            In this program, DBI does not spend a single centavo for the scholars.  The association’s role is to scout for possible sponsors.

            Of these twenty-eight scholars, eleven of their sponsors are Buluseños.  They are former Assemblyman Augusto G. Ortiz, retired Maj. Gen. Cesar F. Fortuno, former scholars Edwin Gonzales and his wife Loida Gayta – Gonzales, Joel G. Fulleros, and Jesus Perez and anonymous Buluseños based in Metro-Manila and abroad.

            To qualify as scholar, an applicant must be the poorest among the top five graduates from the four high schools in Bulusan namely: Jose S. Reyes Memorial Institute, Bulusan National High School, Buhang National High School, and San Roque National High School.

            Those who wish to sponsor a scholar, may get in touch with Mr. Juan G. Galindes, Chairman of the Local Coordinating Board in Bulusan, or DBI President Rogelio F. Fuentes at 86 Premium Street, GSIS Village, Quezon City.  Tel. No. 929-5277.


The District of Bulusan, Department of Education celebrated its 100th year Anniversary at Bulusan Central School on March 6-8, 2003.

The activities included the search for Little King and Baby Queen of the Foundation Celebration, mass calesthenics and folk dances, academic contests and parade of the pupils and teachers in the district. Other activities were the exhibits, symposium with the DTI personnel, the cultural show and the live concert of Ms. Imelda Papin.

The affair started with a holy mass concelebrated by Fathers Robert Traballo, the Parish Priest; Higino Lagarde, the Asst. Parish Priest; and Fathers Domingo France, Rollin Galindes and Benedicto Furo.  The last three priests mentioned are alumni of the Bulusan Central School.  After the mass, the blessing of the centennial arch followed.

On the second day, March 7, there was a parade of the Little King and Baby Queen joined by the participants of the mass calesthenics and folk dances in their beautiful and colorful costumes.  The coronation rite for the Little King and Baby Queen was held in the evening.  The Little King is Ayone Jorge Fontelar, a Grade V pupil and the Baby Queen is Khristine Frayna, a Grade IV pupil.  Both are from the Central School.

On March 8, there was the academic contests for all grade levels in the different learning areas.   Bulusan Central School was declared the overall champion.

There was also the cultural show on the first day.  This was participated in by different schools mostly from the secondary level.

The final activity was the live concert of Miss Imelda Papin on March 8.  Ms. Papin was accompanied by Renz Verano, Joey Piano, Gary Cruz and Jack en Poy.  The father of Ms. Papin was also present to give support and inspiration to his daughter.

The three-day celebration was made a success with the support and cooperation of the teachers in the district, the pupils and the people in the community.  (Emerita G. Silva)


Three very active officers of Damayan-Buluseño, Inc. were recipients of Certificate of Commendation from Department of Education during the Centennial Foundation Anniversary celebration of the Bulusan District School on March 8, 2003.

Awarded were Ms. Luz Z. Gamba, Engr. Pablito R. Freo, and Engr. Rufo O. Fuentes.  The awards which were signed by Dr. Lorenzo de Castro, Bulusan School’s District Supervisor; and other school officials, were “in grateful acknowledgment and grateful appreciation for their distinctive leadership and exemplary performance in the field of education, community’s upliftment, social, economic, moral, and spiritual development for the people’s welfare.

Ms. Gamba and Engr. Freo are the 1st and 2nd Vice-Presidents of DBI while Engr. Fuentes is a director.


            The presence of Bulusan Municipal Mayor Johnny G. Guysayko, his staff and members of the Sangguniang Bayan added luster and excitement to the Post-Valentine Dinner and Ballroom Dance Party sponsored by Damayan-Buluseño, Inc. in Manila last February 22.  The members of the group who were elegantly dressed for the occasion came all the way from Bulusan which proved their full support to the association.

            For such gesture, they earned for them the praises and admiration of the officers and members of the DBI.

            The affair was made more exciting by the surprise selection of one of the members of the Mayor’s entourage, Elvira S. Doloiras, as the “best dressed” and “sexiest lady” of the evening.  Arnul and Coring Escobedo of Barangay San Roque were the most romantic pair.

            Mr. Rogelio F. Fuentes, president of the DBI congratulated Ms. Luz Z. Gamba, chair of the Special Project Committee, and the other officers for the successful fund-raising project.

            He also praised and thanked the folks from Barangay San Roque for having the largest number of representatives among the barangays of Bulusan.




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