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More than 500 poor Buluseño families and individuals were the recipients
of Damayan-Christmas Drive ’03, a yearly gift-giving project of Damayan-Buluseño,
In the distribution of gifts held before the New Year, 276 families from
the different barangays received bags each containing rice, corned beef,
sardines, noodles, sugar, coffee, milk, and juice plus one carton of assorted
new and used clothings and 15 packs of noodles for barangay officials.
Brand new dusters, t-shirts, and shorts were also given away to 118
residents of Barangay Sapngan by former Chairman Andres “Ari” Frando
courtesy of Ms. Ma. Ana C. Maglasang who donated the items to Damayan-Buluseño,
Inc. intended directly for Sapngan’s residents.
Ms. Maglasang, a Metro-Manila businesswoman, was the sponsor of the
scholarship of Cherry Fuasa.
Shoes and slippers were divided among the barangays for distribution to
their constituents while 4 cartons of noodles were given away to the Senior
Citizens League and 3 cartons to the Family Life Apostolate.
Reserved for the boy scouts are 20 pieces new t-shirt and 6 pieces
jogging pants, while the girl scouts get complete uniform sets.
The success of this Christmas Drive was made possible with the support of
Buluseños and friends who responded to the appeal of the association and gave
their share by way of cash and in kind donations.
Leading the list of cash donors was Congressman Jose G. Solis of the
second district of Sorsogon who handed a check of P25, 000 to DBI president
Rogelio F. Fuentes during the association’s Christmas Party last December 14
at the Knights of Columbus Clubhouse. Other
cash donors were: Anonymousp-P2, 000; Ms. Nenita Somatiza-P2, 000; Mr. &
Mrs. Edwin G. Gonzales-P1, 500; Mr. Reynaldo Labrador-P1, 500; Mr. Frank
Fernandez, Jr.-P1, 500; Mrs. Salvacion Arcos-Clavecilla-P1, 500; Ms. Lanie D.
Gabionza-P1, 200; Anonymous-P1, 000; Anonymous-P1, 000; Dannie/Mellie Paniza-P1,
000; Anonymous-P1, 000; Ms. Josephine Frivaldo-P1, 000; Mrs. Celenia
Gallinera-Ang-P1, 000; Mr. & Mrs. Recto F. Reyes-P500; Maj. Gen. Cesar F.
Fortuno-P500; Mrs. Myrna Paez-Castillo-P500; Ms. Merly May Gamba-P500; Mrs.
Ester Gabionza-Tagle-P500; Mrs. Nora Ainza-P200; Ms. Sally France-P150; Mrs.
Pilar Galao-Pleyto-P100; Mr. Erasto Abitona-P100; Mrs. Mabel Geñorga-So-P100;
Mr. Leo Enteria-P100; and Ms. Corazon Adornado-P100.
Those who donated various food stuffs were: Ms. Luz Z. Gamba-5 cartons
corned beef (240 cans); Mr. & Mrs. Florencio Dotollo-1 carton assorted food
items (and 1 carton used clothes); Mr. Rolando F. Gapas-2 cartons noodles; Mrs.
Ester Fulleros-Abitona-1 carton noodles; and Anonymous-50 cans sardines and 32
packs Payless Mami.
Other donations came from: Ms. Elisa F. Lagamayo-2 sacks of brand new
clothes; Ms. Ma. Ana C. Maglasang-1 sack brand new dusters, t-shirts and shorts;
Mrs. Belen P. Freo-1 carton of 48 pairs of brand new slippers; Mrs. Myrna
Paez-Castillo-1 carton and 2 bags of used clothes; Anonymous-1 carton used
clothes; Mrs. Celinia Gallinera-Ang-1 carton used clothes; Mrs. Mabel Geñorga-So-1
carton used clothes; Ms. Cresencia Freo-3 cartons used clothes; Mrs. Elizabeth
Gallego-Cajigal-1 carton used clothes; Mrs. Carmelita Borja-Diego-1 plastic bag
used clothes; Mr. Jose G. Tenazas, Jr.-3 cartons used clothes and 1 carton used
shoes; Mr. Roel Fuentes-1 carton used clothes; Mr. & Mrs. Jaime F. Paez-1
plastic bag used clothes;and Mrs. Luz Gaurino-Tan-6 pieces gifts for girl
In Bulusan, cash donors were; Dr. & Mrs. Rogado G. Halum-P200; Mr.
& Mrs. Arcadio N. Goyena-P150; Mr. & Mrs. Rogelio Gabad-P100; and Mr.
& Mrs. Leon Mendizabal-P50.
Rice donors were: Mr. & Mrs. Lupo Furio-1 sack; Mr. & Mrs.
Leonardo Firmanes-1 sack; Mr. & Mrs. Jose Tison-1 sack; Mr. & Mrs. Juan
Son-1 sack; Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Son-1/2 sack; Mr. & Mrs. Neriso
Bartilet-1/2 sack; Mr. & Mrs. Jose Geñorga-20 kilos; Mr. Antonio
Gacosta-1/2 sack; and Mr. & Mrs. Norly Garalde-10 kilos.
Donors of various items were: Mr. & Mrs. Roger Fulo-assorted food
items; Mr. & Mrs. Jose Tison-7 pieces t-shirt with collars, 27 pieces
t-shirt for children, 13 pieces t-shirt for for small children, and 6 pairs of
slippers; Mr. & Mrs. Arnel Son-17 pairs sandals for men; Mr. & Mrs.
Erwin G. Guysayko-24 packs Ho Mi & 3 pieces used clothes; and Mr. & Mrs.
Renato J. Frayna-2 cartons used clothes.
Those whose names were omitted are requested to inform Damayan-Buluseño,
Inc. so preper corrections could be made.
To all the kindhearted donors, Damayan-Buluseño, Inc. wishes to extend
its sincere appreciation and deep gratitude to you.
Your gesture manifests your concern for our less privileged fellow Buluseños.
It is hoped that with the joint efforts of this association and Buluseños
of your nature, our yearly humanitarian activities would go on till the next
Vol. XV No.10 (November - December 2003)
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