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GACOSTA CLAN HOLDS REUNION
big Gacosta clan held its 6th grand reunion last April 21 at the
Bulusan Cultural & Sports Complex, Bulusan, Sorsogon.
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 relations.
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 cultural center.
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
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 occasion.
Vol. XV No. 7 (March - May 2003)
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