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DEVELOPS ITS OWN WEBSITE
The Provincial Government of Sorsogon, in cooperation
with the National Computer Center (NCC) under the Department of
Science and Technology (DOST) has spearheaded a Website
Development Training and Workshop held at STI Computer Center (Sorsogon
Branch) last April 10-12, 2003. The 3-day activity was an integral part of the
“Jumpstarting Electronic Governance in the Local Government
Unit” which aims to bring the much-needed change in the local
government by making them more capable of embedding information
and communication technology in their day-to-day operation for
better and faster public service.
By virtue of R. A. 8792 known as Electronic Commerce Act
of 2000 that pave the way for the LGUs to comply with the
directive set by Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo regarding the web
presence in all LGUs, the local leadership under Juan G.
Guysayko sent two participants from the Office of the Municipal
Planning and Engineering in the persons of Albie E. Españo and
Roswell H. Ramos, to avail of said opportunity.
The activity design, which required a minimum of two (2)
representatives coming from different municipalities of Sorsogon,
were requested to bring their respective Socio-Economic Profiles
(SEFs) which will be placed in their sites through hands-on and
inputting of necessary web materials using the Website Content
Management Software (WCMS).
As expected, the Municipality of Bulusan was able to
establish its online presence in the Internet.
Its current Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is http://ecommunity.ncc.gov.ph/Bulusan
and at the same time authorizing the National Computer
Center (NCC) to register the designed domain which is www.bulusan.gov.ph.
SEMINAR FOR BARANGAY TANODS CONDUCTED
A total of 181 participants coming from the 24 barangays
of Bulusan attended enhancement proficiency seminar for barangay
tanods held last April 22-27 at the Bulusan Cultural Center.
The participants were divided into three groups of two
The seminar was made possible thru the joint efforts of
the DILG Municipal Operations Office and PNP Bulusan headed by
Mr. Rico E. Gaurino and P/SINP Miguel G. Batanes, respectively.
Likewise, the municipal government provided the
secretariat and the support services to augment the workforce
and resources for the training. The barangay for its part shouldered the cost of the training
in the amount of P 220 per trainee to cover food and other
expenses during the training program.
The seminar has six (6) program components: 1)
Advocacy/Strategy Preparation, which includes information,
education and communication materials, organization of national
and local association of tanod executive officers; 2)
Communication to enhance interpersonal communication, radio and
TV interviews; 3) Training and capacity building consisting of
three phases (orientation, skills training/enhancement course,
and accreditation revalidate; 4) Accreditation strategy which
includes: pre-qualification for security license, accreditation
in the national training program under R. A. 9163, and availment
of civil service eligibility; 5) Alliance Building Strategy
which includes the Interior and Local Government sector and the
private sector; and 6) Award System to give due recognition
extraordinary or commendable accomplishments, contribution and
promotion of public safety.
During the closing ceremony, Mayor Juan G. Guysayko
recognized the efforts of those people/agencies behind the
success of the seminar and gladly congratulated the barangay
tanods who were able to complete the 2-day activity.
He also emphasized the significant role of each and every
barangay officials in the maintenance of peace and order as a
key factor in the development of the municipality.
The seminar is in line with the thrust of H. E. Gloria
Macapagal - Arroyo towards building a strong republic through
strengthening the peace and order campaign, professionalizing
the barangay tanod in every locality and enhancing citizens
involvement in the fight against lawlessness, crime and
COMMENDS CIVAC DONORS/VOLUNTEERS
Damayan-Buluseño, Inc. through its president, Rogelio F.
Fuentes, commended all the donors and volunteers for their
involvement in the last Free Medical Clinic and Operation: Tule
held in Bulusan on April 19, 2003.
Recipients of the free medical services numbered as
follows: 575 medical patients; 33 were circumcised and 56
received free blood-typing services.
Mr. Fuentes who personally witnessed the activities at
the Bulusan Central School premises said it was so heartwarming
to see that while medical practitioners and health workers were
attending to the big crowd of patients, other volunteers
composed of teachers, scholars and their parents and students
were also busy preparing and serving snacks and lunch for the
What impressed him more was the participation of the
local residents who provided food, drinks and other materials
needed in the project and the concern of other Buluseños in
Metro-Manila and other areas and abroad who donated cash for the
purchase of additional medicines.
Others donated medicines and other needed items.
According to Mr. Fuentes, those who donated cash were:
Mr. & Mrs. Primo Gallanosa – P 5,000; Mr. & Mrs. Edwin
Gonzales – P 3, 500; Mrs. Lilian Torres-Espelita – P 1,000;
Mrs. Evelyn Torres-Fullon – P 1,000; Mrs. Myra Paez-Castillo
– P 1,000; Anonymous – P 500; Ms. Luz Z. Gamba – P 10,000;
and Mrs. Leticia Gonzales – Tenazas – P 10,000.
Donations of various medicines came from: Ms. Teresa
Galindes; Mrs. Norie Tan-Fat; Dr. Alma Fortades-Escultura; Mr.
Rogelio Fulleros; Ms. Betty Yu; Mr. Emmanuel Cajayon, Jr.; and
Mr. Relly Fortes.
Engr. Pablito R. Freo supplied all the items for the
Operation Tule which he has been doing for the past four years.
The volunteers were: Dr. Gloria E. Guysayko, Dr. Lucila
Fulo, Mrs. Elsa Fulo, Mrs. Socorro Fuentes, Mrs. Meriam Santos,
Mrs. Lilia Frades, Mrs. Remedios Ocsio, Mrs. Cristina Sumagaysay,
Mrs. Arlene Ragasa, Mrs. Ma. Lucy Domasig, Mrs. Jean Barral, Mr.
Audie Silva, Ms. Irene Gacias, Mrs. Reva Gapido, Mrs. Gloria
Gando, Mrs. Marie Fortuno, Mrs. Cristina Baloloy, Mrs. Nerisa
Ramon, Mrs. Salvacion Correa, Mrs. Lydia Fulo, Mrs. Remedios
Diamante, Mrs. Ruby Escaño, Mrs. Corazon Cantal, Mrs. Emma
Garalde, Mrs. Linda Frayna, Mrs. Maria Cleofe Fullon, Miss
Celeste Freo, Mr. Cesar Gacosta, Ms. Salvacion Gardon, Ms. Lea
Balderama, Mr. Marlon Rabulan, Mrs. Luzviminda Ballesteros, Ms.
Maricel Dineros, Mr. George Gamba, Mr. Ulpiano Sorra, Ms.
Rosalinda Fulo, Mrs. Paz Balderama, Mrs. Nerie Frayna, Mr. Larry
Frilles, Mr. Nicanor Bailon, Mr. Renato Frayna, and Mr. Galindes.
Food and drinks and other items were donated by Mr. &
Mrs. Jose Tison, Mr. & Mrs. Juan Son, Miss Amparo Tan, Miss
Salvacion Manda, Mr. & Mrs. Leonardo Firmanes, Mr. &
Mrs. Ordonio Frades, Engr. & Mrs. Jose Ortiz, Mr. & Mrs.
Ramon Estipona, Mr. & Mrs. Alberto Fragio, Mr. & Mrs.
Antonio Fugen, Ms. Erlinda Gallenito, Mr. & Mrs. Paterno
Fuasa, Mr. & Mrs. Nardito Fuasa, Mr. & Mrs. Tagalicod,
Mr. & Mrs. Alex Fuasa, and Mr. Patrick Fuasa.
Mr. Fuentes sent letters to all of them acknowledging
their donations and services which contributed much to the
success of the project. He also praised them for caring for the health of their
poor constituents. His
desire is for Damayan spirit to live on in the heart of every
Buluseño for the continuity of this yearly humanitarian
mission. He was so
touched upon seeing the big crowd of less fortunate townmates
coming from different barangays early in the morning to avail of
the free medical services and medicines.
This scenario moved him more to motivate Buluseños to
get involved in this yearly mission.
District had observed its 100th Year Founding
Anniversary last March 6-8, 2003.
Highlights of such celebration were: Holy Mass; blessing
and ribbon cutting for centennial arch; exhibit; centennial book
honoring retired teachers; centennial tour; investment forum;
holding of cultural presentation on March 6, 2003 with the
participation of both the elementary and high school students
wherein the different stages/era of DepEd history were depicted:
district pupils portrayed the Pre-Spanish Era, Buhang National
High School – Spanish Era, JSRMI – American Era, San Roque
National High School – Japanese, and Bulusan High School –
Martial Law, EDSA I & II and Today; civic parade with floats
of beauties; mass calesthenics/folkdance; coronation of reigning
beauties and awarding of outstanding alumni; academic contest;
motorcade for Vice Gov. Imelda Papin & Company; and Imelda
Papin Live Concert.
of the guests were: Rev. Fr. Roberto Traballo, Rev. Fr. Higinio
Lagarde, Rev. Fr. Domingo France, Rev. Fr. Rollin Galindes, Rev.
Fr. Benedicto Furo, Hon. Mayor Juan G. Guysayko, the wife of
Cong. Solis, Rafaela Babasa ES-I, Shirley Desabayla ES-I, Gloria
Angeles, Dr. Liliosa Luzuriaga ES-I, Coun. Manuel Bañares, Vice
Gov. Imelda Papin & her company, and others.
highlights of the centennial commemoration are: the publication
of 328-page Centennial Book depicting the district activities
from its founding years; the printing of a big registration book
of 16”x20” where alumni, guests & friends of education
have to register from March 6 to Dec. 31, 2003, thus the
registration is still ongoing; the construction of centennial
arch about 35 feet high.
of the arch & other centennial projects like the extensin of
the District Office, Office of the Parents-Teachers Cooperative
(PATEMCO) and Conference Hall are still ongoing and need more
financial support. School
officials are therefore appealing to alumni of the DepEd Bulusan
to come to the aid of their Alma Mater.
CLAN HOLDS REUNION
big Gacosta clan held its 6th grand reunion last
April 21 at the Bulusan Cultural & Sports Complex, Bulusan,
there was a decline in the number of attendance this year, the
occasion was brightened up by the parlor games and entertainment
number rendered by children from Tagdon and other barangays.
affair was ushered by a thanksgiving mass celebrated by Rev. Fr.
Domingo France and Rev. Fr. Rollin Galindes, both members of the
clan. It was
followed by the introduction of families that came from
different barangays of Barcelona, Sta. Magdalena and Bulusan.
the business meeting after lunch, the clan chair, Mr. Rogelio
Fuentes, recalled to the members from Bulusan and Barcelona,
that the first three reunions of the clan were held in Sta.
Magdalena and Talaonga in 1993, 1995 and 1997 where only the
descendants of the late couple Fernando Gacosta and Fernando
Camposano were in attendance.
It was in 1999 that the reunion was moved to Bulusan.
that the Gacostas of Bulusan and those from Barcelona are
closely related to them, Mr. Fuentes urged them to join the
reunion so together they could trace their roots and other
the election of officers for the next two years, Mr. Fuentes
tried to decline his nominations as chair for the 7th
term for health reason but he was prevailed upon to stay at the
helm of the clan.
he accepted his re-election to the position, he challenged all
the members to take active part in making the next gathering a
real pompous one with all them filling up the spaces in the
elected officers were: Mrs. Ester Abitona – vice chair for
Metro-Manila, Mrs. Conchita Jerus – vice chair for Barcelona,
Mr. Rolando Gapas – vice chair for Sta. Magdalena, Mrs.
Remedios Galindes – vice chair for Bulusan, Mrs. Alicia Labini
– treasurer, Ms. Flora Gacosta – auditor, Mrs. Josefina
Cacliong and Mr. Alberto Fragio – business managers.
coordinators for Barcelona are: Mrs. Carolina Falcotelo –
Poblacion and Macabari, Mr. Edgar Gacosta – Putiao and
Paghaluban, and Mr. Remegio Gacosta – Tagdon.
Sta. Magdalena the coordinators are: Mr. Louie Pedrasa –
Poblacion, and Mr. Terry Gaon – Talaonga.
coordinators for Bulusan were: Ms. Nenita Mata – Buhang, Mr.
Alberto Fragio – Poctol, Mr. Rolando Gallor – Madlawon, Mr.
Antonio Gacosta – Sabang, Mr. Alfredo Fulleros – Central,
Mr. Raul Correa – Looban, Mrs. Nora Ballesteros – Sapngan,
and Mr. Alberto Galaros – Dapdap.
the full support of the new set of officers and coordinators,
Mr. Fuentes hopes for a much bigger crowd that that of 1999 and
join the grand reunion of the Gacosta Clan in 2005.
In behalf of the clan, Mr. Fuentes praised and thanked
those who attended the reunion particularly those who came from
far places, brought with them food and prizes for the games and
donated cash to help defray expenses incurred during the
FOR SAN ROQUE FIESTA AND SRESAAI ALUMNI HOMECOMING 2003 BARED
Nagkamayon sa San Roque Elementary School sin
consultative meeting, Mayo 31, san mga representative san
sponsoring groups para sa maabot na fiesta nan Alumni
groups an: Barangay Council, Kapilya Council, Elementary School
PTCA, High School PTCA, SK nan Jovenes, nan SRESAAI.
Invuelto man sa aktibidades sa barangay an Kababayehan,
Sandigan, SROFADECO, Kalipi, Purok Leaders, Brgy. Tanod, Brgy.
Health Workers, UYEHD, Life Bringer, atbp.
Tinocar sa meeting na ini
an posible na mga aktibidades sa solod sin opat kaadlaw
batog na Agosto 14 hanggan Agosto 17.
Sayo na highlight para sa niyan na maabot na fiesta mao
an inpaplano na Ginabangan Festival/Streetdancing na
paparticiparan san 9 na purok san barangay.
Sayo ini na kompetisyon kon diin P 5,000 cash an ihatag
na premyo, hale sa San Roque Life Bringer Foundation, Inc. (SRLBFI).
Magkakamay-on man sin Clean and Green Contest kon diin an
premyo maghahale man sa San Roque Elementary School Alumni
Association, Inc. (SRESAAI).
May plano man na Beer Plaza sa solod san opat kaadlaw,
sports and cultural activities.
San Junio 1, nagkamay-on gihapon sin meeting an San Roque
Elementary School Alumni Association, Inc. sa pamumuno ni Madam
Luz Z. Gamba, kon diin tinocar an mga plano para sa Grand Alumni
Homecoming 2003 na hihimoon sa petsa 17 san Agosto.
Pinaka highlight dini an Homecoming King & Queen
contest kon diin kada batch, batog na 1946 hanggan 1999, may
iparada na kandidato/kandidata.
Para sa mga detalye, puede ser tabi maki-coordinate an
mga taga San Roque sa kani-kanira batch representative.
Puede man tabi tumawag sa oficina ni Madam Luz
(8310363/5514887) o kaya kina Sim Gamba (0920-2286882) o Bella
INVITATION FOR ALL:
AND SEE A NEW FACE OF A DEVELOPING COMMUNITY BECAUSE OF THE
HELP, COOPERATION & INDUSTRY OF ALL SECTORS CONCERNED.
TO BE COUNTED. COMMITMENT.
THE BAYANIHAN SPIRIT IS VERY MUCH ALIVE IN SAN ROQUE.
VOICES, COMMUNITY TAKES ACTION”. (Sim Gamba)
FOR MORE FRESH AND YOUNG BLOOD
would like to inform the readers that all its founding members
are now in their twilight years.
Mrs. Fabic and Mrs. Tenazas are in their early eighties
now, while Mr. Fuentes, Gen. Fortuno, Ester Abitona and Helen
Tan – Go are in their late sixties.
Some have even gone to the great beyond.
needs infusion of young and more energetic individuals to take
over their tasks.
While DBI has now in its board dynamic persons like Luz
Gamba, Pablito Freo, Rufo Fuentes, Andy Espedido, Arnel Fortes,
etc., there is still so much room for more.
area where we urgently need someone to take over is in the
preparation of this Gazette.
The Editor desires to be replaced.
She has been in this business since the inception of this
Gazette sometime in 1982, except for brief periods when Roy
Frayna and Sadie Galarosa took over.
She was again persuaded to resume the editorship when Roy
left for Singapore and no one would take this responsibility.
has produced lots of talented people with writing ability.
Will one of you come out please and volunteer your
Please let us know.