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From:           CARMENCITA MESINA <email address suppressed>

Sent:             Monday, May 10, 2004 11:55 PM

To:                bulusanon@hotmail.com

Subject:        Greetings


Dear Editor,


I hope this reaches you because I have been trying to but been very unsuccessful. Just to let you know how impressed I am with how the DB is doing. This is the longest hometown organization and has been very effective in channeling its aim into very productive outcomes. My regards to the president, Roger Fuentes; your secretary, Andy Espedido; and the rest. I am saddened by the  demise of a good friend, Letty Tenazas. Please update me on upcoming activities. We might be home in February for a visit and we will be glad to attend some functions of any kind.



Carmencita Fruto -Mesina



(Inbox checked May 15, 2004)



From:                CARMENCITA MESINA <email address suppressed>

Sent:                  Wednesday, July 28, 2004 11:27 PM

To:                     bulusanon@hotmail.com

Subject:             Re: [Damayan-Buluseño Gazette] Thank You!


Dear Mr. Tan,


I was very happy to receive your note. It was something I was very happy to get. I have always treasured anything from the Philippines and its thru Damayan Gazette that I get news from our good old Sorsogon. Everything is going great and trully fulfilling.



I hope to receive more copies of Damayan. I read it over and over again. After all, my grandfather is from Bulusan. He was Feliciano Camposano Fruto and was a Mayor of Irosin before I was born. His father was Fausto Fruto. So see my blood relations are from Bulusan.


I guess I will write an article for contribution to Damayan sometime this year. In the meantime, please give my regards to all officers of DB, to Andy Espedido especially.


Thank you and more power.




Mrs.Carmen Mesina


Cincinnati, Ohio


(Inbox checked July 30, 2004)




[The e-mail sender is one fellow Sorsogueña (a Buluseña in her own right) whose friendship with the pioneer DBI officers could be traced back to the heydays of then SARO (Sorsogon Association of Residents Organization) of which DBI, and that of Mrs. Mesina’s (Irosinians in Manila) were member organizations.  Mrs. Mesina, or simply Mameng  to friends, just finished her doctorate degrees at Xavier University, and is now working as a Reading Specialist. She is currently based in Cincinnati, Ohio.]



 29 April 2004




Damayan-Buluseño, Inc.

3035 V. Mapa St.

Sta. Mesa, Manila


Dear Mr. Tan,


I now refer to your gazette, “Damayan-Buluseño Gazette” which I am regularly receiving since September 2003.


I thank you for the publication.  It is not only informative and entertaining but it is also a constant reminder of ourselves, who we are, where we came from, and what we are.  Everytime I receive a coppy of the gazette, the longing to come home is rekindled within me.


Pasalamatan ko an mga personalidad sa likod sini na gazette ug hinaot pa unta na maging malampuson an inyong mga tinguha.  Pasalamatan ko usab si Ester Fulleros-Abitona nga nagpasihugda paghatag sa primero na copia sa ako dini sa Davao.







Vol. XVI No.3 (May - July 2004)

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