Fund Raising


Collected for 2012-2013: $107,578.58


Donors from Infantahins to build the Gabaldon


Segundo and Evelyn Amarga
Maria Alejandra Arizala
Octavio Arizala
Rodolfo & Neneto Arizala
Cesar & Sonia Astrera
Hector & Fabbee Bunag
Erlinda Bustonera
Kelly and Annabelle Clayton
Renato & Norma Coronel
Eddie Cua
Nilda Cua
Samson & Carolina Cua
Pol & Sally Derilo
Ricardo & Malou Espinosa
Mario & Tita Espiritu
Marites Espiritu
Melecia Garcia
Nony & Emmie Garcia
Rudy & Bennie Garcia
Kevin & Trish Glodava
Kirsten Glodava
Mark & Mila Glodava
Venchito Gucon
Manny & Marilyn Ibanez
Marc Ibanez
Paul & Mercy Ignacio
Josefina Juntereal
John & Joannes kirtley
Maricar Knize
Mario & Norma Leodones
Reynaldo & Merlita Miguel
Ramon & Myrna Monreal
Jures Ocampo
Imelda Orantia
Linda Poblete
Thomas & Sonia Pope
Felicidad Prohibido
Sandra Recio
Jon & Amor Santiago
Nonong & Carmelita Telan
Isabel Tena
Junlo & Rowena Tena
Jovy Valentino
Frederick & NoraVillamayor


Non-Infantahin Donors


A Taste of Italy
Abando, Napoloeon & Marciana
Ahern, John & Jan
Albyn, Mary
Allen, Frank & Jere
Almuete, Marivic
Altevogt, Jan
Alvarez Foundation
Alvarez, Guillermo & Annette
Amon, Elizabeth
Andersen, Scott & Lynn
Angell, Mike & Leanell
Anonymous
Aranjuez, Cristeta
Archdiocese of Denver
Arrupe High School
Ashmann, Marshall & Amelia
Asuncion,n, Virginia
Atienza, Pablo & Esther
Aye, Andrew & Theresa
Atwell, Scott
Baker, Raymond & Frances
Bandong, Naty
Banzon, Dolly
Banzuela, Mary Ann
Bartley, K.D. & C.E.
Bascanot, P.P. & V.C.
Bautista, Elaina
Beaudette, Therese
Bergeon, Christopher & Annette
Best, Chad & Heather
Betts, Steve & Nancy
Bosch, Warren & Karen
Botardo, D.S. & E.G.
Brandsma, Michael & Molly
Breitenbach, Randy & Maureen
Brock, Kurt & Charlene
Brown, Mary Lou
Buczkowski, Lee
Buntua, Connie
Cabigas, Emelita
Canaria, Apolonio & Alma
Canlas, Lourdes
Cardosi, Julius & Mary
Carr, Andrew & Nancy
Carrol, Arturo & Marcia
Carter, Helene
Carter, James & Maryanne
Casil, Rosa
Cassidy, Pete
Caulkins, Edward & Robin
Cavan Corporation
Chadwick, Scott & Stacie
Chaplick, Scott & Camilla
Church of the Risen Christ
Close, Joan
Colorado State Bank & Trust
Competente, Perfecto & Estrella
Corder, Steve & Pat
Coushane, Bruce & Jennie
Craige, Catherine Laboure
Cropp, Deacon Bob & Peggy
Cruz, Arnie & Ana
Cunnane, Brian & Kay
Curran, Gerald & Nida
Damore, Tony & Diane
Davis, Jim
De Dios, Bobby & Regina
De Leon, Remedios
Deniken, Andrew & Leslie
Dennehy, Jan
Devera, Melva
Digo, Dawn
Donaldson, Linda
Dulay, Ovideo
E.M. Weckbaugh Foundation
Eason, Timothy & Shirley
Eckrich, Mark & Joan
Edwards, Jennifer
Eggert, William & Elizabeth
Engelmann, Karl & Melissa
Espeja, Roann
Esteron, Cristeta
Evans, Kevin & Linda
Fabro, Brigida
Faley, David & Jodi
Fangman, Matt & Terri
Filby, Matt & Julie
Filipino Night
Finegan, Jean
Fleming, Fred & Adeline
Fons, Randal & Sharon
Forster, Sue
Frank, Jim & Connie
Franzen, Steve & Kim
Frontz, Jasper & Jennifer
Funderburk, Ben & Sheri
Galicia, Maria Elena
Gallagher, Greg & Carrie
Gallagher, Mike & Liz
Gallo, Joe & Sylvia
Garden Chase Investment
Garovillas, Marie
Gerken, Ray & Tommie
Glodava, Phil & Donna
Goggin, Noel & Nimh
Golden Press
Goldwire, Hal & Miki
Gorder, Andrew & Jill
Granada, Mark
Green, Rev. John
Grepo, Norma
Grooters, Daniel & Jennifer
Gruidel, Jeff & Jennifer
Hagan, Mark & Madonna Borger
Hall, John & Linda
Hanzlik, Bill & maribeth
Harper, Anthony & Pamela
Harper, Victor & Jean
Hartman, Kendra
Havernan, Patrick & Johanna
Hayes, Charles
Heath, Chris & Laura
Heintzelman, Steven & Shelly
Heule, Tom & Lisa
Hilt, Mary Ann
Holtz, Thomas
Holzkamp, Kurt & Angela
Hone, Mack & Lisa Millet
Horne, Joanne
Hueckel, Glen & Sharon
Hut, Art & Laverne
J.P. (Bill Hanzlik's Friend)
Janiczek, Joseph & Mary
Jantomaso, Patricia
Jeske, Tim & Shar
Job, Sheryil
Johnson, Corey & Loraine
Jomoya, Rosalia
Jotte, Robert & Sonia
Jurlalero, Cornelia
Keating, Gary & Bridget
Keller, George
Kelley, Colleen
Kelley, Mark & Melanie
Kemberling, Rev. Andrew
Kennedy, Samuel & Elizabeth
Kennedy, Burke & Denise Munger
Kimzey, Bill & Carolyn
Kleman, Paul & Michelle
Kopp, Kevin & Nancy
Krietsch, Ann
Laber, Garald
Lane, Bill & Linda
Lane, Joyce Marie
Large, Robert
Leadbeater, Ellen
Liwanag, Wilfredo & Ludy
Lum Lung, Paul & Colleen
Mabley, Laura
Majka, Martin & Cindy
Malcolm, James & Holly
Malone, Bill & Terry
Manansala, Fred & Catherine
Mandapat, Elizabeth
Maranan, Melinda
Martin, Andrew
McAdam, Gary & Claudia
McCarthy, Patrick & Chris
McCoy, Maryann
McDermott, Shawn & Dana
McElhiney, Jan
McGarrity, Jeff & Sonia
McGowan, Dan
McGuigan, Maureen
McKenna, Tim & Marie
McKinzie, Gary & Jackie
McMillion Foundation
McPherson, J.R. & Ellen
Meno, Deanne
Mercer, Todd & Katie
Meske, Randal & Lucia
Micek, Leonard & Laura
Miller, Alan & Karen
Miller, Dorothy
Miscellaneous Cash
Mitchell, V.S. & A.F.
Modz, Frank & Bernadett
Monark, John & Barbara
Monark, Rosemary
Moore, Forrest & Shirley
Morrisoe, Patrick
Morton, Julie
Murphy, Mark & Kelli
Nagle, Midge
Natterman, Mary
Nepel, Jay & Jennifer
O'Brien, Jim & Susan
O'Shea, Ray & Colleen
Ocampos, Rodrigo & Bernadita
Olorvida, Cresencia
Oro, Patrick & Lisa
Orzal, Juliet
Osterman, Michael
Our Sunday Visitor
Pablo, Leony
Pallazo, Dominic & Ellen
Panasci, Ernest
Pasion, Phil & Lynne
Paterson, Nancy
Payos, Manilena
Pennies from Heaven
Perchiazzi, Tom & Amy
Perry, Sam & Becky
Picardo, Virginia
Piccone, George & Kristi
Pietro, Diane
Pitrone, Russ & Lucy
Polakovic, Mike & Terry
Post, Rick & Sharon
Priester, John & Rosemary
Pristera, Bob & Jo
Pruneda, Efrain
Rafferty, Jerry
Ramirez, John & Mary Lee
Rapatan, Thelma
Rapp, Dick & Nancy
Rastrelli, Deacon Alan & Brenda
Reed, Tom & Shelley
Reichardt, Gerry & Frances
Reyes, Araceli
Reyes, Angelita
Rice, Mary
Ricupero, Karen
Rivera, Antonio & Aurora
Robertson, David
Rood, Donna
Rorick, Brian & Beth
Rossi, Msgr. Walter
Runberg, David & Liz
Sablada, Amalia
Sakas-Sluder, Elena
Salem, Hassan & Sheila
Salvato, Mark & Laura
Samuels, Denzil & Shari
Sanderson, John & Joni
Sangalis, Steve & Moiria
Schaffer, Rev. Darrell
Schmidt, Andrew & Helene
Schneider, Joanie
Seeds of Hope
Sengco, Ronald & Mary Ann
Serra-Dagat, Reema
Shinner, Steve & Cindy
Sillecchia, Lucia
Smerker, Mimi
Smith, Colleen
Smith, Don & Eileen
Smith, Harris & Linda
Smith, Lee
Smith, Phil & Shari
Smith, Todd
Smooke, Douglas & Jean
Spirit of Chrit
St. Mary's Catholic Church
St. Rose of Lima
St. Thomas More Catholic Church
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Stern, Tom & Katherine
Stevenson, Dean & Connie
Stroud, Steve & Mary
Sturges, Jerry & Jennifer
STM Office
STM Religious Education
STM School 2nd Grade, Mrs., De la Cuesta
STM School 2nd Grade, Mrs. Dornbos
STM School 2nd Grade, Mrs. Wink
STM School 5th Grade, Mrs. Whitehouse
STM School Student Council
STM Youth Ministry
Sullivan, Bill & Tricia
Sullivan, Douglas
Sweeney, Kevin & Rosanna
Sullivan, Joseph, Sean, Mike and Gracie
Talana, Mario & Loreto
Tapp, Mike & Betsy
Tedesco, Thomas & Karlyne
Terry, Jim & Stacy
Tewahade, Kebere & MIna
The Kelley Foundation
Victorian Tea Party
Thompson, Bob & Shelley
Thompson, Mike & Jane
Thony, Lucien & Olivia
Tilahun, Mengistu & Migbar
Todd, Richard & Joanie
Torres, Nestor & Marilyn
Trask, Linda
Trouchton, Terry & Marybeth
Turner, Patricia
Turner, Vicki
Utenick, Michael & Mary Ann
Uy, Cecil
Vargas, Rose
Vizurraga, Tony & Deanne
Walsh, Darren & Julia
Wegener, W.S.
Weger, John & Ruth Freige
Wegner, Len & Cathy
Welch, Marge
Weston, Leo & Bernadette
White, James & elizabeth
Wiley, Richard & Michelle
Wilhoite, William & Karen
Wolach, Pat
Wolberg, Wayne & Neice
Wood, Dennis & Linda
Wooods, Keith & Sally
Wright, Richard & Elizabeth,br /> Wulff, Sydnia
Yanez, Marcelina
Zacher, Karen
Zakovich, Paul & Marleen
Zapapas, Jim & Jan
Zimmerman, John & Mary
Zimmerman, John & Megan
ZTL Foundation

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March 28, 2015

Ode to Lee Kuan Yew

by Rudy A. Arizala
23 March 2015

Leader of Singaporean progress
Economic empires and regimes
Elevating his people’s dreams
Kingdoms and social status
Under iron-clad rigid rules
Adored by most democracies
Never faltered in his steps
Yearning Elysian isles paradise
Even thru Asian imperial hands
We, nevertheless, mourn his demise!

March 01, 2015

What is the "Ides of March?"

(Research by Rudy A. Arizala)

The Ides of March (Latin: Idus Martii or Idus Martiae) is a day on the Roman calendar that corresponds to 15 March. It was marked by several religious observances, and became notorious as the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC. The death of Caesar made the Ides of March a turning point in Roman history, as one of the events that marked the transition from the historical period known as the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire.[1]
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Because of the assassination and the soothsayer's exchange with Julius Caesar about the dangers he faced in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar tragedy, the "Ides of March" now signifies a fateful day. “Beware of the Ides of March!

Before the historical assassination of Julius Caesar, the Ides of March was:

• A division of the calendar based on the phases of the moon.

• In some months, the Ides is on the 15th, and in others, it is the 13th. It's supposed to be on the day of the full moon. [See Roman Calendar.] • March's Ides marked the beginning of the consular year: The two annually-elected Roman consuls took office on the Ides from c. 220 B.C. to 153. From 153 B.C. the consuls began to take office on the Kalends of January (what we call New Year's Day).

These days we no longer observe the Roman Calendar but the Gregorian Calendar of Pope Gregory. So, it could be said there is no longer Ides of March.

Be that as it may, if something happen unusual within the first two weeks of next month -March, let it not be said, you have not been reminded what the "Ides of March" means and have been warned: "Beware of the ides of March".

February 13, 2015

The True Valentine of Rizal

by Rodolfo A. Arizala
14 February 2015

On 14 February 2015, is Valentines Day. It is relevant to ask: “How many Valentines had our national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal?”

Aside from Leonor Rivera and Suzanne, Jose Rizal had other Valentines. It may be recalled that Rizal according to one of his biographers had hardly settled in Madrid when he met and fell in love with Consuelo Ortega, the daughter of Pablo Ortega who had been mayor of Manila during Governor de la Torre’s time and has became host to Filipinos in Madrid. And during Rizal’s second trip to Europe, he met in Yokohama a Japanese girl, named Osei-K’yo San and they became in love with each other. When Rizal arrived in London he stayed with the Beckett family. Rizal fell in love with one of the Beckett girls named “Tottie” (Gertrude). Then when Rizal visited Paris, he met Nellie Boustead. Rizal and Antonio Luna fell in love with Nellie Boustead. She eventually became Rizal’s sweetheart. Rizal and Luna almost went to a duel due to the derogatory remarks uttered by Luna against Nellie. And when Rizal returned to the Philippines and was exiled to Dapitan, he fell in love with an Irish girl named Josephine Bracken who accompanied her foster father Mr. Taufer to the clinic of Rizal in Dapitan for eye surgery.

Continue reading "The True Valentine of Rizal" »

January 26, 2015

Reflections on the Installation of the new bishop of Infanta

By Mila Glodava

Editors note: due to the large crowd that attended the installation of Bishop Bernardino Cortez on Friday, Jan. 23, this writer sat in the adoration chapel behind the more than 40 bishops who graced the occasion, and was unable to take photos other than the back and heads of the bishops. In addition, it was hard to hear the speeches due to our location. Below is a short reflection on the homily, speeches and other interesting happenings during the installation.

Prelature of Infanta was duly represented: garbed in t-shirts of various colors, parishes from across the prelature--from Real, Infanta and Nakar, to the Pulo region and the Aurora - Valley-Ding-- came in force to welcome their new shepherd. It was remarkable that those from the Pulo and Valley Ding vicariates made it to Infanta even with a storm brewing. Such was the enthusiasm displayed by everyone. Infantahins welcomed the out-of-town guests to their homes.

Bishops: led by Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle and Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales as well as CBCP president Archbishop Soc Villegas and Papal Nuncio Guissepe Pinto, more than forty bishops graced the occasion.

Continue reading "Reflections on the Installation of the new bishop of Infanta" »

January 25, 2015

Please for a speedy recovery for Dading Arizala

Dading Arizala needs your prayer. He was been ill and recently taken to the hospital with pneumonia. Dading is the younger brother of Ambassador Rudy Arizala and the husband of Aring Ramirez Arizala. Dading was very helpful to Metro Infanta Foundation during our Gabaldon Building Project for Infanta Central School.

January 22, 2015

Bayang Pinagpala

ni rudy a. arizala
23 enero 2015

Sa dakong Silanganan
Itatatag simbahan
Liwanag sambayanan
At ating sanglibutan
Na tunay na sandigan
Gabay sangkatauhan
Ang wikang binitiwan
Ng Banal Kasulatan

Lahat ay nadiriwang
Ang Papa ay naglakbay
Kapagdaka sa sikatan
Bayan ng kapuluan
At mga karagatan
Yakap ay kabanalan
Ito ay Pilipinas
Na ating Inang-bayan,

Pinagpala rin naman
Ating Infantang bayan
Sa Quezon lalawigan
Ang Prelatura natin
Ngayon nagdiriwang
Iginawad sa atin
Bagong Obispong mahal
Cortez ang kanyang ngalan.
Wakas