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After twenty-two solid years of serving as president of Damayan-Buluseño,
Inc., Mr. Rogelio F. Fuentes will
finally relinquish the position at the end of his term this year.
This was declared by him late last year and on several occasions during
the association's monthly board meetings so the other officers could prepare
themselves to take over the moment he retires.
Mr. Fuentes also told them that automatically he will cease to be the
chairman of the board of trustees of the newly-formed Damayan-Buluseño
Foundation, Inc. which he holds in
interim capacity until a formal election is held in March next year.
According to him, his retirement from the said position is long overdue.
Actually, he said, he should have vacated it several years ago but he was
prevailed over by the other officers particularly the senior members of the
board to stay, as the association was then still shaky.
But now that he has seen the great potentials among the younger officers
to lead the association effectively to its right direction, there is no more
reason for him to stay any longer. It
is about time to infuse younger blood into the association to attune its
direction to what is most needed in these times, he continued.
He added, he dedicated himself faithfully to the service of
Damayan-Buluseño which has deprived him of quality times for himself and his
family for so long. All he wanted
for now is to be free from so much pressures and tensions which he has gone
through all those years just to ensure the success of every activity of the
Anyway, he said, it is now easy for the new leadership of DBI to manage
its affairs as it has already its established activities such as the monthly
mass, the yearly civic action, the Pista sa Maynila celebration, the Damayan
Christmas Drive, and the bi-annual Damayan Homecoming.
However, Mr. Fuentes assured the would-be incoming set of officers that
he will always be around if ever his assistance is needed as long as it would be
for the best interest of the association.
He also told them frankly that although he may not in any way interfere
in their administration, still he would continue writing in his column in the
Damayan-Buluseño Gazette and no amount of pressures can stop him from exposing
the abuses of some sectors in our society which will affect the peace and order situation in our community
and eventually our economy.
Vol. XVI No.2 (March - April 2004)
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