A couple of issues were unearthed from the ‘baul’ of Mrs. Virginia Simpson along with a letter from which the following quote was pulled:
“Our Sagunto is a breathing, living community. Frustrating at times, impossibly naive, blustering, and amusingly pretentious, it bewilders the outsider or the visitor who is unlucky enough to set foot on it. Say anything you want against this bedlam of a barangay but never it is dull. Everything and everybody is here – the good, the bad, the beautiful, the ugly, the sinner, the saint, the wise, the foolish, the humble, the proud, the educated, the moron, the know-all and the know-nothing. name it and Sagunto has it. Our Sagunto is the most exciting, the most impossible place to live in.
It is this bittersweet taste of life in our thrilling barrio that we hope to portray, to capture and explore and delineate in the pages of “The Star”. We want our barrio folks to feel proud and loyal to our community, and the outsider friends to know that Sagunto is, for us her sons and daughters, the one and only of its kind, worthy of nothing less than our love and lasting affection.”
Nothing has changed much. Our dear Sagunto is still the same in spirit if not in body and still as “worthy of nothing less than our love and lasting affection.”