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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November 24, 2014

Musings on Thanksgiving Day

by Rudy A. Arizala
27 November 2014

On the 27th day of November 2014, the United States of America is celebrating nation-wide its annual “Thanksgiving Day”.

According to historical records, the basis for such annual celebration is that in mid-November of 1620, the ship “Mayflower” loaded with refugee-immigrants from the old World (Europe) landed on the shores of what we call now Massachusetts Bay. Governor William Bradford, a witness to said landing wrote in his diary: “They fell upon their knees and blessed the God of heaven, who had brought them over the vast and furious ocean, and delivered them from the periles (sic) and miseries thereof. . .”

The early Pilgrims to escape from the difficult living conditions in their homeland upon landing on the shores of North America knelt and praised the Lord in thanksgiving for a safe journey and arrival at a new but bountiful land which welcomed them. Thus, observance of Thanksgiving was later on institutionalized as a U.S. national observance every fourth Thursday of November.

Recently, U.S. President Obama in solving the “undocumented” immigrants in the United States thru issuance of an executive order pending appropriate legislation on the subject by U.S. Congress reportedly explained the reason for his “stop-gap’ measure as follows;

“My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too. And whether our forebears were strangers who crossed the Atlantic, or the Pacific, or the Rio Grande, we are here only because this country welcomed them in and taught them that to be an American is about something more than what we look like or what our last names are, or how we worship. What makes us Americans is our shared commitment to an ideal, that all of us are created equal, and all of us have the chance to make of our lives what we will."

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November 05, 2014

Infanta's new bishop to be installed Jan. 23, 2015

Bishop Bernardo Cortez will be installed as the fourth bishop of the Prelature of Infanta. Bishop Cortez is the first non-Carmelite bishop of Infanta. The three Carmelite bishops were Bishop Patrick Shanley+, Bishop Emeritus Julio X. Labayen, and most recently Bishop Rolando Tria Tirona, who is now Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Caceres in Naga City.

"The Vatican announced the appointment of His Excellency Bishop Bernardino C. Cortez as the new Bishop Prelate of Infanta. We rejoice with the Prelature of Infanta as they receive the gift of a new Pastor in the person of Bishop Bernard. We in the Archdiocese of Manila congratulate Bishop Bernard as he responds to this new mission. With our well wishes comes our thanksgiving," said Tagle.

"Bishop Bernard," as he is more fondly called, has served the Archdiocese of Manila for 10 years as auxiliary bishop, during which he "brought a humble, self-effacing, and childlike presence to his ministries," according to Tagle.

November 02, 2014

Araw ng mga pumanaw

ni rudy a. arizala
ika 2 ng nobyembre 2014

Ako’y biglang namanglaw
Nang ikaw ay pumanaw
Pagka’t wala nang tanglaw
Sa landas aking buhay.

Iyong ulilang puntod
Ngayon ay aking dinalaw
Sa pagdiriwang araw
Ng yumao sa buhay

Sa ulilang hantungan
Bulaklak na makulay
Ay aking inialay
At ako’y nanalangin

Naway ikaw mahimlay
Ng napaka matiwasay
Kay Bathalang kandungan
Magpakailan pa man!

Dapit-hapon maylagim
Nang ikaw ay pumanaw
At aking nasilayan
Ang kislap ng bituin.

Kaya gabing mapanglaw
Naglaho kanyang dilim
Puso ko ay umawit
Nang puntod mo’y lisanin.
.
Nagpuri sa Maykapal
Pagka’t muling nabuhay
Ikaw sa kalangitan
Ng Diyos na mapagmahal!

November 01, 2014

IRS Report 2013-2014

Metro Infanta Foundation
Financial Report
Fiscal Year July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014

BALANCE FORWARD $525.00

REVENUES
Donations $199,220
Interest Income $152

TOTAL REVENUES $199,372

GRAND TOTAL $192,616

EXPENSES
Bank Charges $199
Board Expense $239
Grants (see below) $192,616
Licences & permits $30
Mission (see below) 3,524
Office Supplies $2,429
Information Technology $240

TOTAL EXPENSES $199,277

NET ASSETS $525.35

Editor's Note: Our thanks to MIF Auditor Romy Coronacion for his continued auditing and complete our IRS reports since the inception of Metro Infanta Foundation.


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Ode to Neneto on All Souls Day

by rudy a. arizala
02 nov. 2014

To Neneto beloved
I could not get over yet
My sadness due to your absence
Since from this world you vanished.

Every morning at sunrise
Every evening at sunset
Or when waking at midnight
I sadly missed your presence.

I knew you needed much rest
From your pains, chronic illness
But you tried your very best
To be with me for more years.

Until the Lord decided
To give you eternal rest
So, I should shed no more tears
But unto the Lord give praise!

August 01, 2014

Please pray for Mrs. Nenetto Arizala

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Maria Loreto (Neneto) Arizala, beloved wife if former Ambassador Rudy Arizala. Mrs. Arizala had been suffering a long illness.

Mrs. Arizala had been suffering a long long illness. Mrs. Arizala died on 29 July 2014 at INDISA hospital, Santiago, Chile, due to respiratory and heart problem. Amass for the eternal repose of her soul was held on Thursday, 31 July 2014, 10:00 AM at Vaticano Chico church and at 12:00 noon internment was held at Parque de Recuerdo, Santiago, Chile.

Ambassador Arizala and his family thank sincerely all those who have expressed sympathies, condolences and prayed for the eternal repose of her soul.