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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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

January 17, 2015

Don't apologize for the rain

May I refer to PH News: Pope Francis arrives in rainy, windy Tacloban
By Camille Diola (philstar.com) | Updated January 17, 2015 - 9:21am.

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Airlines flight carrying Pope Francis landed at the Tacloban Airport at 8:50 a.m. on Saturday.
He was welcomed by Palo Archbishop John Du and walked ahead of the umbrella despite the rainy, windy weather due to tropical cyclone "Amang."

Pope Francis boarded the open-air Popemobile and later on donned a yellow raincoat similar to thousands of pilgrims prohibited from bringing umbrellas.

A huge crowd was waiting in the rain in the typhoon-hit city, chanting "Viva il Papa, Papa Francesco."

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January 15, 2015

Alay Kay Papa Francis

Ni Rudy A. Arizala
Ika 16 ng Enero 2015

Patnubay ka sa katapatan
At gabay rin sa kahirapan
Pag-aaruga sa mahirap
At ina-api ng lipunan.
Filipinas ay pinuntahan
Rito sa dakong Silanganan
At hindi rin kinalimutan
Na dalawin Sri Lankang bayan
Colombo na lungsod sa daan
Iligtas mga kababayan
Sa dusa at kapahamakan

January 14, 2015

Journey to the East

by rudy a. arizala
12 january 2015

from “pampas” and river plate
came the new jesuit priest
to urbi et orbi shall reign
from holy vatican state
he brought fresh energy, new life
revive what jesus christ founded
through galilean fisherman
converted him fisher of men
a new beacon light to the world
since the star of bethlehem
shone above on this vale of tears
from the city atop the hill
pope francis journeyed to the east
to give spiritual uplift
to those still in deep darkness
under the light of hope and faith
like the three magi from the east
was guided by a lone star
travelled through deserts and seas
in search of the king of all kings!
he discarded wealth and power
embraced poverty, sacrifice
a religion for the poorest,
at society’s peripheries
defrocked satan in lamb’s skin
those in royalty, princely robes
reminded return to jesus
who suffered and died on the cross
to liberate sinners from hell
enter the kingdom of heaven
the home of love, life eternal.

December 22, 2014

BANYAGANG KAPASKOHAN

ni Rudy A. Arizala
25 disyembre 2014

Pagsapit Kapaskohan
Ako’y may kalungkutan
Hanap koy kababayan
Sa banyagang pasigan
May ibang pagdiriwang
Ang Paskong kaarawan
Tuwing madaling araw
Ay walang dumadalaw
Ni misa sa simbahan
Sa bahay-durungawan
Walang parol bituin
Tanglaw na nakabitin
Sa gabing makulimlim.
At di ko mapakinggan
Luma kampanang tinig
Kaya aking dalangin
Sa Diyos na maawain
Makamtan nating tanan
Mundong kapayapaan
At buhay walang hanggan.
Ngunit kahit saan man
Matapos mapakinggan
Awit kapayapaan
Di na ako malungkot
Pagsapit Kapaskohan
Sa banyagang pasigan!
Wakas

December 14, 2014

Labong ng Kawayan appreciated

15 December 2014

Dear Amb. Arizala:

Thank you for your response to my gift of the Panahon ng Hapon book and for sharing your own memories of the WWII and Japanese Occupation during your early childhood years . I wish to congratulate you on your very valuable legacy to your beloved native place- the book, Labong ng Kawayan,

It is with deep interest that I read about your stories of surviving the conflict and the Japanese invasion which finds resonance in the stories that I have heard from my own parents and elders about the war. Tonypet shared with me a copy of your book, Labong ng Kawayan. I read your article with so much enthusiasm since I felt a close association with your childhood environment and your early experiences since I grew up in a provincial setting- Antique (my Father’s province and Iloilo and Escalante Negros Occidental, where my mother comes from.) Thus, my memory bank is likewise full of the folklore and oral traditions of the Kinaray-a and Ilonggo speaking peoples of Panay and Negros . As an undergraduate student of the Humanities, major in Comparative Literature, I undertook at one time or another the collection of oral traditions- riddles, proverbs, epics and narratives as part of my various academic requirements. I continued doing this, when I started working as Researcher at the research center for Western Visayan studies in my alma mater, after graduation from college) Later on I decided to specialize some more by taking up graduate studies in Anthropology though recently, I decided to retool my knowledge and skills by studying development management, which I think is the natural course of my early academic preparation.

In this day and age of interconnectedness and globalization, we increasingly see the value of authentic stories rooted in places and a growing appreciation of the diversity of peoples and cultures all over the world. Stories documenting manifold experiences of our people, not just the static mainstream history oftentimes taught in schools have the ability to connect people meaningfully through shared memory. As a museum advocate, through the ICOM (International Council of Museums), I could see the value of your book in engaging the community and, whenever feasible, the development of community museums through which you can sustain this engagement and promote the collection, preservation and promotion of community memory – a precious legacy that we can give to native places in the country.

We are enriched by your desire to bend down and touch your roots, like the veritable kawayan described in the proverb in the book.

God bless and more power to you!

Sincerely yours,

Gina Barte