Category Archives: Saguntonians

Congratulations, Sagunto RN’s

Congratulations to these beautiful young ladies who recently passed the November 2009 licensure examination for Nursing. Amity Grace Esteban Repollo, Cyril Fema Joy Eisma & Leodell Pascua were among the 37,527 graduates who passed the examination. That’s an amazing achievement considering there were 94,462 who attempted the test.

Amity Repollo Cyril Fema Joy Eisma Leodell Pascua

Amity is the granddaughter Sagunto’s barangay captain, Manuel Esteban, Sr. and daughter of Grace and Marcelo Repollo; Cyril Joy is the daughter of Rod & Eva Santillano Eisma and Leodell Pascua is the daughter of Leo & Delia Pascua. All are daughters of Sagunto. Congratulations to Sagunto’s newest nurses and their families. We are all proud of you!

Forum Hot Topics

Posting has been a bit slow here on Sagunto Star, but new topics are always cropping up in the forums. Here are a couple of new topics:

Saguntonian Joseph Benosa along with a number of nurses and caregivers had an opportunity to visit with Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arrowo when she went to visit the training facilities at the Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS), the first technical cooperation organization on a private basis in Japan. The main purpost of AOTS is to promote international economic cooperation and enhance mutual economic development and friendly relations between the Philippines (and other countries) and Japan.

Joseph and colleagues have been in Japan for a month now. They are presently completing a six-month Nihongo language immersion course to prepare them to work as health care providers in Japan.

Visit the forum for additional photos and videos of the visit.
What started out as a conversation about our backyard gardens evolved into an exchange about the difficulty the Sagunto Farmers are facing in accessing the funds promised to them by Mayor Kimi. Visit the forum for the details of this story.

As of this posting, we’ve heard unconfirmed reports that the farmers now have the funds they were entitled to. Stay tuned for further developments regarding the future of the farmers when Mayor Kimi returns from her well deserved vacation.

Sagunto Boy Scouts

Six thousand delegates converge at Barangay Bila, Sison for the 34th Eastern Pangasinan Boy Scouts of the Philippines Council Jamborette this week. Thanks again to the Municipality of Sison under the leadership of Mayor Kimi, the location was readied in record time.

To celebrate the great scouting tradition in Sison, we thought it would be fun to be reminded of an earlier boy scout troop from Sagunto.

Do you recognize any of these boys? Look closely, your uncles, dads or lolos may be in this picture.

Sagunto Boy Scouts

Photo submitted by E. Annaguey.

The Quilaman’s Celebrate Many Blessings

Submitted by Eva Eisma

The Quilaman Clan of Sagunto Celebrated their Thanksgiving Service on August 9, 2008. There are lots of things to Give thanks and Praise to God:

  • Aug.5- 19th Death Anniversary of the Great man Gregorio Malqued Quilaman
  • The Homecoming of-Dong Quilaman from South Korea
  • The Arrival of Bhie Emperador Santillano in Ontario Canada
  • Birthdays:

  • Aug.2-Jocy Santillano -Macau
  • August 6-Kendalle Santillano-9th Birthday
  • August 15-Imelda Q. Reyta -Macau
  • Choi Quilaman-3rd Birthday Celebration (younger son of Grace and Dong)

To my husband Rod, daughters Kitz who took the effort to make the old photo of Lolo look new, Cyril, Carlo and my grandson Creese an inspiration for for me – may you always know of the great works of Lolo Gorio to the family.

To my lola Teresa who looks great during the celebration. Sorry for the tears that your appos caused. They just want to surprise you. I missed you all and love you.
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