DAMAYAN-BULUSEÑO GAZETTE ONLINE EDITION
This page is originally located at the following URL:
The awardees were Ms. Ana Concepcion-Maglasang and Mr. Alejo O. Dy.
The plaques were presented to them by their scholars assisted by DBI
president Rogelio F. Fuentes before a huge crowd of Buluseños who attended the
Before the awarding ceremonies, Mr. Fuentes enlightened his townmates on
the assistance extended by the two awardees to the association.
According to Mr. Fuentes, Ms. Maglasang was the sponsor of Cherry Fuasa
of Barangay Central, Bulusan, who took up Nutrition at the University of the
Philippines. For the past several
years, she has consistently donated several dozens of brand new dusters, shorts,
and t-shirts to the yearly Damayan Christmas Drive for distribution to poor
Mr. Dy sponsored Celeste Freo of Barangay Mabuhay who graduated Cum Laude
in Education from the Bicol University in Legaspi City. He has also been supporting other projects of the DBI.
When he learned from Mr. Fuentes that Celeste was unable to take the
teachers’ examination due to late submission of requirements, he offered her a
job in his office in Parañaque.
Mr. Dy felt elated when Celeste graduated Cum Laude last March.
He told Mr. Fuentes if only Legaspi was but a few hour-drive from
Metro-Manila, he would attend her graduation and congratulate her.
Touched by the gesture of the DBI of awarding her a Plaque of Recognition
for what she has done, in response, Ms. Maglasang told the crowd that she was so
thankful and will always treasure the plaque given her.
She also promised Mr. Fuentes that she will always be of help when needed
and if ever she has the means to do it.
Mr. Dy who was not around during the program due to an earlier
commitment, called up Mr. Fuentes the following day after he received the plaque
to express his thanks and appreciation for it.
He told Mr. Fuentes, he was not expecting to receive such a wonderful
acknowledgment for the support he has extended to the association.
What touched and inspired both of them was the text in the said plaque of
recognition which states that it is awarded in recognition of their
wholehearted support to the various projects of Damaya-Buluseño, Inc. foremost
of which is its Scholarship Program thereby giving a poor but talented Buluseño
student the rare opportunity to obtain college education and realize a cherished
hope for a bright future.
“Such benevolent act is very laudable and worth emulating by others so
that more professionals and future leaders could emerge from the underprivileged
sector of our society.”
of now, twenty-seven scholars of DBI have already graduated in different courses
in college. Two more are expected
to graduate soon.
Vol. XVI No.3 (May - July 2004)
Copyright © 2003 - 2004 Damayan-Buluseño Gazette Online Edition | All Rights Reserved