OUR VERY IMPORTANT WELCOME COMMITTEE

Ang mga matahum kag maaya-aya nga welcome committee,
L to R standing, Alita Villa-Hipol, Mae Villa-Blando, Cecile Armada, Myrna Villa and seated, Vivelyn Reteracion-Espinosa.




INDUCTION OF OUR NEW OFFICERS!


Honorable Consul General Cecilia Rebong inducts our JANA officers for 2009 to 2010.






To the newly elected officers, you have been chosen leaders to unite Janiuaynons into a strong spirit of cooperation.
You are now charge to lead the Janiuay Association of North America into a dynamic group
that seeks to develop the educational, cultural and social growth and development of your members
and to engage in projects that seeks to benefit your hometown in Janiuay.





As you assume your offices, you assume a special responsibility to promote the ideals of the Association.
I encourage you to engage in dynamic leadership, finding strength in each other,  and reaching out to serve all your members and your hometown in Janiuay.

Our Honorable Consul general Cecilia Rebong proudly inducts our officers.

MABUHAY PO KAYO, MABUHAY ANG PILIPINAS!



SPEECHESLETTERS

This is the spirit of Ugyon Janiuaynon..TOGETHER, we can do great things for

Janiuaynons in the US,  all over the world and for Janiuay.

  RAUL PUESTA TIRADOR, JR.
  JANA PRESIDENT


SPEECH OF OUR JANA PRESIDENT FOR 2009-2010
@ UGYON JANIUAYNON. 



Honored guests,  MGA KASIMANWA, Mga Kababayans, Mga Bisita, Good
evening sa inyo nga tanan...

First of all, I am very grateful to all of you,
for your overwhelming enthusiasm and participation in Ugyon
Janiuaynon 2009

On behalf of the new JANA officers, I thank you for making this
important event meaningful, memorable and inspiring.

I would also like to thank our distinguished guests for
gracing us with their presence tonight, as a sincere
expression of unity and solidarity among Filipinos in
America.

Like other hometown associations, JANA exists to celebrate
a shared heritage, to renew old friendships, and to
establish new ones. 

I feel, however, that together as Janiuaynons, we can do much more than
that.

First, we can develop a reliable support system for each other here
in America. Let's call it our Kasimanwa Support System! By doing so, we can
teach our children the positive values and strengths of all Janiuaynons.

Second, let us be open to and supportive of other Filipino
expatriate groups here in the U.S, in order to promote
harmony among Filipinos and project a positive image of the
Filipino overseas.

Above all, let us never forget our kasimanwas in Janiuay,
and engage in projects that will uplift and benefit
them kag ang pinalangga naton nga banwa sa Janiuay.

We have started two projects for this purpose.

Check tonight's program, we have a Book Donation Project and a Scholarship
Program. Donate your books... Sponsor a scholar... Email or call Bebing OR
Punay.

We also would like you to get involved: MAGBUYLOG!

Check our JANA website: www.janiuay.net often
We are interested to hear your ideas, suggestions and your stories. Share
them with us through the message board, or through email: admin@janiuay.net

This is the spirit of Ugyon Janiuaynon..TOGETHER, we can do great things for
Janiuaynons in the US,  all over the world and for Janiuay.

Thank you and may we all have a wonderful night! Bondak mga Kasimanwa!



BODOL TIRADOR
President
JANIUAY ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA







March 4, 2009



CECILIA B. REBONG
Consul General
Philippine Consulate General in New York
556 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10036 US


Dear Mrs. Rebong,

On behalf of the Janiuay Association of North America (JANA), I would like to
extend our gratitude and deep appreciation for your participation in
“Ugyon Janiuaynon”. Thank you for inducting our second set of officers and
delivering a heartwarming and very personal message to the officers and the
Janiuaynons in the USA. Thank you also for the message that you provided for
our Souvenir Journal.

There was much talk about “Balik Janiuay” after you presented the idea. We
are discussing plans for this project in our next meeting on March 28th, 2009.
Thank you for inspiring all of us not only to support each other here in the US
but to help our Kasimanwas back home and to give back to our hometown. “Balik
Janiuay” is truly a perfect project to bring Janiuaynons together. We will keep
you posted about the developments of this project that you have inspired.

Thank you very much again for your inspiration and your support.



Sincerely,


RAUL TIRADOR, JR.
JANA President
p.s. please check www.janiuay.net to check out pictures of Ugyon Janiuaynon









Photo courtesy of Roy Armada
RUPERTO VILLADAREZ, JR. 

PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER

Welcoming all our Kasimanwa and guests


Welcome mga Kasimanwa kag mga Bisita.

I am deeply honored to serve as the Public Relations Officer of the Janiuay
Association of North America and very happy to WELCOME all of you sa aton nga
pagtiriringub karon nga gab-i. I would like to greet our honored guests:

Mrs. Cecilia Rebong, our Philippine Consul General for New York

Mr. Rene Palma, President of Kahirup

Mr. Jerry Austria, President of the Philippine Independence Day Council,
Incorporated

Fr. Donato Cabardo, President of the Sta. Barbara Association East Coast, USA

Manny Sagun, President of the Philippine American Association of the Bronx, Inc.

Our very own Mrs. Corazon Duma – ex-President of the Iloilo Society of
America Foundation, Incorporated

And our first president of Janiuaynons in the East Coast, Mr. Ike Buscar

As we gather together tonight,

let us celebrate our heritage as Janiuaynons,
let us renew old ties,
let us welcome our guests and strengthen our friendships, and
let us unite and work to benefit ang pinalangga naton nga banwa sa Janiuay!


On behalf of the Janiuay Association of North America, I welcome you all to
Ugyon Janiuaynon 2009… Mabuhay!!!










PAGTIRIRIPON KAG SINADYA





VP Cezar Billena, Angie Villadares, Mommy, Emilie Padoginog, Juvy Acanto-Gonzales, Robert Padoginog, Benice Gonzales, Bong bong Villareal,

PRO Pertz Villadarez, Elmo Barranco.  Kilala ninyo man sanda sigurado.

Turing Padoginog and his lovely wife enjoying the moment. Holiday Inn spacious hall, gutok gid ka Janiuaynon.
   
We miss you all Janiuaynons out there. Ugyon ta liwat ?

 
      Himu-on ta duha ka adlaw ang Ugyon para sulit sa sunod.  Agree kamo?




We are all proud Janiuaynon !

After UGYON... @ the bar.  Nami gid kung giya kamo tanan.
Mercy Dureza, Sonia Llanora-Villa, Juvy Acanto-Gonzales, Elmo Barranco, Nok-nok Acanto
Let's party again!





UPDATES MADE

 
MARCH 24, 2009

REVISITING OUR WEBSITE LEAD PICTURES MARKING OUR SUCCESS ATTRACTING
& UNITING OUR KASIMANWA FOR UGYON JANIUAYNON 2009. 




MARCH 1 - 14
   
Our JANA Vice President for New York, Cesar Billena and his wife Christine @ UGYON JANIUAYNON 2009.


MARCH 14 - 21

      
Our JANA Auditor Roy Armada & his lovely wife Judy @ UGYON JANIUAYNON 2009.



MARCH 21 - TO PRESENT
Our JANA Secretary Vivelyn "Bebing" Reteracion - Espinosa and her husband Leo @ UGYON JANIUAYNON 2009.






MARCH 9, 2009


OUR SOUVENIR SPONSORS LIST SALAMAT GID KANINYO TANAN.


Solicitor 
  

     Journal Sponsors
      
Bebing Reteracion-Espinosa  
     Joce Salcedo
     Arnel Buenaflor
     Jonathan Gapilango
     Tita Oting Zapanta
     Reteracion-Espinosa Family
     Hazel Tajanlangit
     Advanced Physical Ther
     Familia Zaragoza
     AXA/ Mr Victor Reyes
     Care Nursing Services
     Irene Macaya
      
Bodol Tirador   
     AXA/ castillo
     Tirador Family
     Ruje Llanora
     Denis Basalatan
     Reggie Pacificador
     Jose Tirador
     Beting Candari
     Dr. Evelyn Gatmaitan
     Sta. Barbara Association
     Puesta Family
     Alan/Jane Atienza Family
      
Punay Tirador   
     Inner Front Page
     Inner Back Page
    Pestano-Marin Family
      
Roy Armada   
     Roy Armada
     MPG Productions
     Pilipino Ihawan
     Assured Home Health Care (back cover)
     Assured Home Health Care
     Mindy Macaya Carly
     AJO Association of Janiuaynons in Ontario
      
Butchit Buscar   
     Buscar Family
     Aliparo Family
     Rollie Unarce
      
Cesar Billena   
     Billena Family
     FAAE
     Danilow/Abanto DDS
     Family Auto Service
     Dr. Renato Armada
     Ramona Billena
     Phil-Am Assoc. of Bronx
      
Perto Villadarez   
     Villadarez Family
     Juvy Amigable-Timan
     Fil-Am Bake Shop
      
Alita Villa   
     Villa-Hipol Family
     Linda Maduramente
     Villa-Katimbang
     Uriarte Family
     Cecilia Armada
      
 Girlie Brana-Padilla   
     Brana-Padilla
      
 Bebe Barranco-Bonabon   
     Barranco-Bonabon Family
      
Juvy Acanto   
     Acanto-Gonzales
     Care Alternative
     Morris Hall
      
 Robert Padoginog   
     Robert Padoginog

 Bong Villareal   
     Bong-bong Villareal

 Turing Padoginog   
     Padoginog Family

 Oya Solania   
     Solania Family

     
(FROM JANA FILE: 20090228SPONSORS)




UGYON FLOOR PLAN 2009


(FROM JANA FILE: 20090228VENUE - REFERENCE FOR FUTURE UGYON)



jano2009participants








JANA 2009 participants and sit arrangement

(FROM JANA FILE: 20090228PARTICIPANTS - REFERENCE FOR FUTURE UGYON)









MORE GUESTS FROM BADIANGAN... THANKS TO PERTZ VILLADAREZ FOR THE PHOTOS.


ALLEN-JOY PONELLA AND FRIEND BOYET FROM DUENAS, ILOILO.     MR & MRS ELVIN SALAMANCA FROM CONNECTICUT





MARCH 8, 2009


OUR GUESTS FROM BADIANGAN... TRULY OUR KASIMANWAS GID SHARING & CELEBRATING OUR COMMON HERITAGE - ANG MARAGTAS SANG HANIWAY.  SALAMAT GID SA ENCOURAGEMENT NINYO AND STRONG PRESENCE OF SUPPORT.  THANKS TO P.R.O. PERTZ VILLADAREZ FOR THE PHOTOS.




L TO R EDWARD LAMPON, EUNICE ESPANTARFROM GOLGOTA ST., AND MULLIEN PORRAS GAJE



OUR SPECIAL GUEST, FR. DONATO CABARDO FROM STA BARBARA WITH FRIENDS



MORE PICTURES FROM THE RETERACION - ESPINOSA FAMILY. SALAMAT GID.


OUR JANA SECRETARY, BEBING (RETERACION), LEO ESPINOSA WITH FAMILY. NANAY LUZ AND FRIEND REPRESENTING BGY. TAMBAL IN THE HALL.


MARCH 7, 2009

MAPASALAMAT ANAY KITA SA TANAN NGA NAGBULIG KANATON TANAN.
TO OUR HONORED GUESTS & FRIENDS SALAMAT GID.
TO ALL OUR SPONSORS



March 4, 2009


Dear Sponsors,

On behalf of the Janiuay Association of North America (JANA), I would like to
extend our gratitude and deep appreciation for your sponsorship in the
Souvenir Journal of “Ugyon Janiuaynon 2009: (translation: Unite Janiuaynons
2009).

About 250 Janiuaynons and friends attended the event. The Philippine Consul
General in New York, the Honorable Cecilia Rebong inducted the JANA
Officers and delivered a heartwarming message to Janiuaynons.
We are sending you a copy of the Souvenir Journal. Your sponsorship has
helped us produce not only a souvenir journal but a venue to promote our
Kasimanwa Support System and publish our hometown’s history, “Maragtas sang
Haniway”.

Thank you very much again for your support.



Sincerely,


RAUL TIRADOR, JR.
JANA President




MARCH 6, 2009

PICTURES COURTESY OF SO MANY KASIMANWA.  CEZAR B. THANKS FOR SHARING.



YES, I DO.



ANO- ANO MAN ANG AMERICAN IDOL


THIS IS THE BEST DANCE PARTY I HAVE ATTENDED. TU-OD A


THE PAINTING COMES TO LIFE. WOW!


STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE


WOHOOO IM GOOD

HELLO TO ALL JANIUAYNONS !    WE MISS YOU.

ISA PA DURUNGAN KITA.. READY.. SHAKE.. SHAKE.. SHAKE...


NICE COUPLE & FAMILIES

 
NALIPAT DUN KO NGARAN NA PAY CLASSMATE KO RAN SANG ELEMENTARY.

THE AQUINO NOBLEZA WEST BOYS, KAMUSTA GID SA TANAN DYAN SA KALYE TA.
OYA SOLANA, EDGAR PORRAS, TURING PADOGINOG, VP CEZAR BILLENA, GOYO VILLA, DR. RICKY ZARCO, BOBOT VILLA.

   
WHAT A WONDERFUL NIGHT

KODAKI DUN KAMI.  JANA PREVIOUS PRESIDENT IKE BUSCAR WITH EDABEL BILLENA AND HER FAMILY.

SIGE LANG BASTA YUHUM DAYUN... DASIGA.

GRABE BA... MAY JOURNAL PA SANDA... DIIN DUN ANG AKON MAN.


NON-STOP PIKTYURANAY BA.

HAPPY TO BE HERE... NO REGRETS.  MABUHAY TO ALL JANIUAYNONS, TO ALL PINOYS.



ENJOY MORE PICTURES COURTESY OF OUR KASIMANWA NGA MAALWAN MAG PADARA.. 
MORE PHOTOS TO COME. 

MARCH 5, 2009
WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THOSE WHO SEND THEIR PHOTOS GIYA.  ANG MGA PICTURES NINYO WILL SURELY BRING JOY AND INSPIRATION SA MGA KASIMANWA NATON SA IBAN NGA PARTE KA KALIBUTAN, UMPISAHAN TA SA JANIUAY, SA BILOG NGA PILIPINAS, SA MIDDLE EAST, SA EUROPE, SA HONG KONG, SA SINGAPORE, SA KOREA, SA AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND. 

THIS IS ONE OF OUR DREAMS GID TO LINK US ALL THROUGH UGYON JANIUAYNON. 

INDI PA TAMON MAG-ULI...

ENJOY MORE PICTURES COURTESY OF SO MANY KASIMANWA NGA MAALWAN MAG PADARA..  MORE PHOTOS TO COME.






MARCH 4, 2009

PARA SA MGA KASIMANWA NATON NGA GUSTO MAN MAGBASA KA INDUCTION CEREMONY.
WE ARE PUBLISHING THE INDUCTION CEREMONY BELOW TO SHARE SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF UGYON JANIUAYNON 2009
WITH OUR HONORABLE CONSUL GENERAL CECILIA REBONG.

INDUCTION CEREMONY
February 28th, 2009

Master of Ceremonies: We would like to call on the newly elected officers of the Janiuay Association of North America. Please gather around the Induction Table

Raul Tirador, Jr. President
Cesar Billena, Vice-President for New York
Josette Armada-Quinere, Vice President for New Jersey
Vivelyn Reteracion-Espinosa, Secretary

Mary Irene Macaya, Asst. Secretary

Alita Villa-Hipol, Treasurer

Cecile Armada, Asst. Treasurer

Ruperto Villadarez, P.R.O

Carmeda Brana-Padilla, Asst P.R.O

Roy Armada, Auditor

We also would like to call our Board of Directors, please stand to be recognized and in support of our newly elected officers.

Mae Villa-Blando
Ma. Theresa Barranco-Bonabon
Jose Buscar
Hermie Buscar
Marilou Buscar
Rey Duma
Josue Escuadra
Romeo Estrada
Juvy Acanto-Gonzales
Flora Melancio
Arturo Padoginog
Robert Padoginog
Teodulo Reteracion
Julian Solania
Alexis Villa
Fe Villareal
Greg Villa
Rex Villa
Sonia Llanora-Villa
Leo Villareal
Emilia Patricia Tirador-Zarco

And we would like to recognize our advisers, please stand to be recognized and in support of our newly elected officers.

Benedicto Buscar
David Brana, Jr.
Idabell Billena


And now we call on our Inducting Officer, the Honorable Philippine Consul General for New York, Ms. Cecilia Rebong to preside over the induction ceremony.


Inducting Officer: Tonight we are here to induct the new officers of the Janiuay Association of North America for the term of the years 2009-2010. Before we proceed let us express our appreciation for the 1st set of officers who organized and started the association. Our generous thanks for all their significant efforts.

As a community, you have all put your trust in your new officers as leaders of your hometown association. You all have the common cause of working together to promote brotherhood among Janiuaynons, your kababayans and other ethnic groups in the United States of America.

To the newly elected officers, you have been chosen leaders to unite Janiuaynons into a strong spirit of cooperation.  You are now charge to lead the Janiuay Association of North America into a dynamic group that seeks to develop the educational, cultural and social growth and development of your members and to engage in projects that seeks to benefit your hometown in Janiuay.

I will now ask you to light a special candle on this table. The light from this candle represents the collective wisdom and fellowship of the association as you endeavor to work and achieve the goals of the Janiuay Association of North America.

Public Relations Officer, Ruperto Villadarez, Jr and Asst. Carmeda Brana-Padilla, you have the special duty to act as a liason officer of the association and welcome members and guests.

Auditor, Roy Armada, you have the duty to perform audits and certify the association’s financial records to their accuracy.
Treasurer, Alita Villa-Hipol and Asst. Cecilia Armada, you have the trust of and responsibility to care for the finances, collecting and disbursing funds in appropriate and timely manner

Secretary, Vivelyn Reteracion-Espinosa and Asst. Mary Irene Macaya, you have important responsibilities in communicating with members and keeping the records of the association.

Vice Presidents, Cesar Billena and Josette Armada- Quinere, you have to listen to the members and also be a leader in many of the association’s functions and projects, serving in the absence of the president and working closely with him

President, Raul Tirador, Jr., you must exercise the strength the power of your office in the best manner, using it to encourage and help your co-officers and members and leading the association into a strong spirit of unity and cooperation. Use the strength of your office to uphold the integrity and ethics of governance.


As you assume your offices, you assume a special responsibility to promote the ideals of the Association. I encourage you to engage in dynamic leadership, finding strength in each other, and reaching out to serve all your members and your hometown in Janiuay.

Duly elected officers, as I read your commitment, signify your agreement with a simple I do.

Elected Officers, do you solemnly promise to fulfill the duties of the offices to which you have been elected, keeping in mind the purposes of the Janiuay Association of North America and upholding your responsibilities to the best of your abilities. If so, please answer I do.

Response: I do.

Having heard these elected officers’ commitment of dedication, I now declare that the Officers of the Janiuay Association of North America are duly inducted. Mga kababayan, please greet the new officers. Congratulations to all of you.



MORE PICTURES WILL BE POSTED HERE SOON... HALIN SA MGA KASIMANWA NATON.
SEND YOUR PICTURES VIA EMAIL AT admin@janiuay.net OR IF YOU HAVE UPLOADED YOUR VIDEOS IN YOUTUBE, PLEASE SEND US THE LINK. SALAMAT.


Photos courtesy of the Villadarez Family.

Photos courtesy of the Villa Family.  (click the pages to enlarge)


MARCH 3, 2009
JANA OFFICERS AND MEMBERS WISH TO THANK ALL UGYON JANIUAYNON SUPPORTERS AND FRIENDS.
BELOW IS JANA'S PRESIDENT THANK YOU NOTE.
 

Pagpasalamat….

Ugyon Janiuaynon 2009 was a great success, something that we Janiuaynons will always be proud of because everybody came forward and gave their best!

Salamat sa mga nag-attend, especially sa mga taga-out-of-town, may mga bisita kita halin sa Virginia, Washington D.C. Maryland, Atlantic City, Upstate NY, Connecticut, salamat sa mga kasimanwa nga nagday-off  para makajoin sa ugyon kag magbuylog. Salamat sa mga kasimanwa nga nag-dara kang guests sa event. Your coming made a whole lot of difference! Our Consul General stayed because of our warm fellowship!

Salamat sa Billena Family

Cezar Billena - Pre, Salamat guid katama, for bringing the highest number of guests and the highest number of journal sponsors!. Bringing Presidents of other organizations and hometown association sa "Ugyon Janiuaynon 2009"  made our event  impressive and introduced us to  the rest of the Filipino Community in the Northeast. Thank you so much for staying up past six a.m. in the morning just to see our last guest leave the hotel.

Salamat sa Armada Family

Josette Armada-Quenere - Thank you so much for coming early to help sa aton nga programa, salamat sa pag-usher mo sa mga bisita kag sa pagdara mo kang mga paryente kag guests sa event. Ang buruligan guin buligan mo guid.

Salamat sa Reteracion-Espinosa Family

Bebing Reteracion Espinosa, bisan nga naga busong ikaw you are still there to help out and welcome ang naga arabut nga mga kasimanwa and guests. Salamat kay Leo Espinosa sa pagsuporta kanimo sa aton nga mga preparation, kag sa pagsolicit kang mga sponsors sa souvenir journal…to quote you "To ano pa guid ang mabulig ko, just let me know".  Salut guid ako kaninyo.

To Duloy and Josephine Reteracion, for giving our Philippine Consul General a warm welcome. You made her stay almost to the end of our program, daw color guards lang kamo sa pag-usher kag pagdul-ong kana in and out of the hotel ballroom . Na-entertain guid ninyo nga duha ti husto.

Salamat sa Villa Family:

Mae Villa-Blando, for preparing the corsages, buttoneers, led the welcome committee, suggested that each tables would be named after the barangays and donated the frames placed in each tables with the barangay names. Salamat guid sa pulaw mo.

 Alita Villa-Hipol, thanks for coordinating all the Officers and Board of Directors, for soliciting raffle donations, for working on the most challenging job of seating arrangement, for making all the errands to the Philippine Embassy, Banks, Holiday Inn. To use your qoute "hambali lang ako kung ano ang himuon ko pa and I will do it for you". I can't say "THANK YOU" enough.

Jerry Hipol - for being there with your lovely wife sa mga errands, computer work para kay Alit, transportation and preparation of the things needed para sa aton party . Thank you so much for having the presence of mind and being available at the right moment to present our gift for the Consul General.

Myrna Villa - thanks for helping your sisters in the preparation kung ano ang nagaka-igo maskin gamay lang ang imo turog just to make sure everything is right.

Salamat sa Villadares family

Pert Villadares- I know you used up your minutes in your cell phone just to make sure that many of our Kasimanwas were notified of the event and the guests were well informed. Thank you so much for your coordination work. You missed one of our planning meetings so you could attend another event to recruit more guests for our party. You brought guests from out of state. You are one great Ambassador of this group. Salamat man for hosting our first planning meeting for the event! Pre, saludo guid ako.

Salamat sa Brana- Padilla Family

Salamat gid kay Girlie, Ed and family, for coordinating with the Janiuaynons in Maryland to make sure that they are notified of the event and a place to sleep after the party.

Salamat sa Armada Family

Roy Armada, thank you so much for soliciting sponsors for our journals nga halin pa sa out-of-town and bringing guests. I would always get calls and emails from you late late at night.

Thanks to your lovely wife Judy for helping us find the DJ, patok-na patok gid! We all enjoyed the night because the DJ did a terrific job, projected a welcoming and warm personality and always had the presence of mind to keep the ball rolling – there was never a dull moment!

Salamat sa Buscar Family

Butchoy Buscar - Mr. Chairman, salamat guid  for your help and advises sa aton organization and for the program. Thank you for hosting our second planning meetings, salamat sa pagsolicit for sponsors sa aton nga souvenir journal

Ike Buscar – for your guiding presence sa tanan nga mga meetings
Bingboy Buscar – for always attending our planning meetings, giving support and suggestions sa programa

Salamat sa Acanto-Gonzales Family 

Juvy Acanto-Gonzales for helping solicit journal sponsors. Always on-call and ready to help maski masako sa obra.
‘Nay Ding Acanto for making an effort to contact ang ana contemporaries to be present sa aton ugyon. We had representation from the senior citizens because of Nay Ding.

Salamat kay…

Cecil Armada and Christine Sendino, thanks for helping the welcome committee, for folding the program brochures and their distribution sa mga table.

Mary Irene Macaya and Jeargian Dee Formacion for helping out in the registration

Mulien Gaje, for contacting our kasimanwa and friends nga taga Badiangan…

Oya Solania, for readily agreeing to our last minute request to be our bamboo clapper for theTinikling Dance.

To the second generation Janiuaynons for helping out in ushering the guest to their designated seats.

And finally to my family…

My wife Liza, for helping me keep on task, reminding me of all the list of things that needed to be done…

My daughter Kathleen, for supporting me and teaching her cousin Michelle the Tinikling dance

My son Anthony for agreeing to dance Tinikling with only 3 weeks notice

My sister Punay, for conceiving the idea of Ugyon Janiuaynon with Bong and me, writing letters of invitations, solicitations and program, designing monitoring sheets and overseeing the production of the souvenir journal, designing and printing our brochures, nametags, labels and emceeing the induction program and helping with the website…

My brother-in-law Ricky, for writing up my speech and all the editing work of our letters/communications…

My nephew Toby for helping out write the induction ceremony…

My niece Michelle for learning Tinikling in 3 weeks so we could have a cultural presentation …

And to my brother Bong, for coining the term Ugyon Janiuaynon, for designing the souvenir journal, choosing the theme paintings, colors and designing the tags that gave the event its unique identity and most of all, for designing and maintaining our website and to his wife Roselle and daughters Clarissa and Patricia, for supporting Bong and all of us in prayers…

 

Kung may nalipatan ako, just let me know…my deepest thanks, SALAMAT GID!

 

BODOL TIRADOR

JANA President






MARCH 2, 2009
ROY ARMADA POSTED HIS UGYON PICTURES IN THE JANA GOOGLE WEBSITE. 
TI GIYA DUN ANG GINAHULAT NATON... BONDAK.. BONDAK GID TUOD.
SALAMAT GID. VIDEO CLIPS AND OTHER PHOTOS TO FOLLOW.
[DOUBLE CLICK TO ENLARGE]



 

 


WE ARE MOST GRATEFUL TO OUR PREVIOUS PRESIDENT IKE BUSCAR.

   




SALAMAT KASIMANWA!





MARCH 1, 2009
MGA KASIMANWA.... WISH YOU WERE HERE GID KAGAB-I.
ISPUTING KAG NAKA-SAYA ANG MGA KASIMANWA, ALL WEARING A SMILE WITH THAT JANIUAYNON PRIDE.
DURO GID NAG-ARABOT, WE EXCEEDED THE RESERVATION.
THE PROGRAM AND INDUCTION WENT WELL GID. OUR CONSUL GENERAL CECIL REBONG WAS WARM AND EXCITED TO JOIN THE FUN.
OUR NEW OFFICERS AND MEMBERS WERE ENTHUSIASTIC AND DETERMINED GID. DAW KANAMI LANG ANG PAMATYAG KA TANAN SA PAGBUYLOG!
THE SPEECHES WERE SHORT YET MEANINGFUL. 
NAGA GUTOK ANG DANCE FLOOR, EVERYWHERE THERE WERE FRIENDLY DANCE INSTRUCTORS.
BOTH KIDS & ADULTS WERE ENTERTAINED WITH GAMES, RAFFLE PRIZES AND OUR GREAT MARAGTAS WAS WELL ACCEPTED
- INCORPORATED IN OUR 'COFFEE-TABLE' LIKE SOUVENIR PROGRAM. 
DAW HOTCAKE GID ANG JOURNAL FOR EVERY FAMILY AND UGYON SUPPORTERS TO BRING HOME.
DURO GID ANG IRISTORYAHANAY KAG HIRIDLAWANAY KA TANAN, BISKAN SA DIIN LANG IKAW MAGLISU SA HALL MALIPAY KA GID.
BONDAK - BONDAK GID ANG KASADYA AS PREDICTED EARLIER BY EDWIN ESTANIEL.

THE SPIRIT OF UGYON JANIUAYNON IS BORN !




FEBRUARY 27, 2009
FR JOE CORNELIA OF ARIZONA EMAILED US THE 'UGYON PRAYER' BELOW (ORIGINALLY POSTED IN THE HOMEPAGE DURING UGYON DAY). 
THE PRAYER WAS MADE OFFICIAL AS THE INDUCTION & UGYON PRAYER CAMPAIGN.


"To all our Kasimanwa who can access this website, tulad nga adlaw, 28th of February 2009, ang selibrasyon ka UGYON JANIUAYNON here in East Coast- ang aton pagtiriringub tanan, kag para sa 2nd induction ceremony of our new set of officers & re-acquaintance party. This is a very special day for us officers of Janiuay Association of North America (JANA) to pledge our commitment in our new roles.  Gani naga pangayo man kami sang inyo nga pagsuporta sa association, para man kanamon nga mga bag-o nga opisyales kag sa tanan nga myembro naton giya  sa North America (& other parts of the world).  Ginapangabay namon for all of us to pray today for the success of Ugyon, our association’s immediate goals, our projects and our dreams to reach all our Kasimanwa kag makabulig sa pinalangga naton nga banwa nga Janiuay.  Our very own Fr Joe Cornelia from Arizona composed this meaningful prayer gid for all of us. We pray,

Almighty and Eternal God you know the longings of men's heart and protect their rights. In your goodness bless and watch over the leaders and members of JANA as we celebrate UGYON JANIUAYNON 2009 so through our efforts of all Janiuaynons here in the US and everywhere may enjoy freedom, security, unity and peace.

Lord pour out on us Janiuaynons the spirit of understanding, truth and peace.  Help us to strive with all our hearts to know what is pleasing to you, and when we know your will make us determined to it not only for the good of JANA and our respective families but for the good of every Janiuaynon around the world.

Heavenly Father, you guide everything in wisdom and love.  Accept our prayers of thanksgiving we offer for giving us Janiuaynons in this part of the world whose humble purpose is to unite and be of support to every Janiuaynon and every Filipino who are in need.

Loving Father listen to our prayers we offer for our Beloved Mother Town Janiuay; by the wisdom of our leaders and integrity of every Janiuaynon, may harmony and justice be secured and may there be a lasting prosperity and peace.

We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen".

DURO GID KANAMI ANG PRAYER NGA DYA... SALAMAT GID FR JOE.  THIS PRAYER INSPIRES US TO GO BEYOND OUR BOUNDARIES AND LINK WITH ALL OUR KASIMANWA WORLD WIDE.

OUR UGYON PROGRAM IS READY NA.

RAK EN ROL NA. BONDAKANAY GID.





FEBRUARY 25, 2009
 DATE WE HAVE 241 CONFIRMED ATTENDANCE, MGA KASIMANWA KAG MGA KAABYANAN. 

MADUGANGAN PA GID DYA.

OUR SOUVENIR PROGRAM OR JOURNAL IS HOT OFF THE PRESS GID!
A GLIMPSE OF OUR JOURNAL (BELOW).... TRULY REFLECTS OUR THEME OF
'UGYON JANIUAYNON'  THAT WILL SURELY BECOME OUR TRADITION HERE AND PERHAPS BACK HOME.
A CALLING TO UNITE (ALL JANIUAYNON),
TO ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE AS SUPPORT SYSTEM (HERE, SA JANIUAY & HOPEFULLY LINKING ALL OUR KASIMANWA GLOBALLY),
AND TO ENJOY BEING TOGETHER WITH A MISSION... BONDAK. BONDAK GID!

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FEBRUARY 23, 2009
OTHER HONORED GUESTS WHO CONFIRMED TO JOIN UGYON
MR RENE PALMA, PRESIDENT OF KAHIRUP
MR JERRY AUSTRIA, PRESIDENT OF PHILIPPINEINDEPENDENCE DAY COUNCIL, INCORPORATED
FR DONATO CABARDO, PRESIDENT OF STA BARBARA ASSOCIATION EAST COAST, USA
MRS CORAZON DUMA, EX-PRESIDENT OF THE ILOILO SOCIETY OF AMERICA FOUNDATION, INCORPORATED
OUR FIRST PRESIDENT OF JANIUAYNONS IN THE EAST COAST, MR IKE BUSCAR





FEBRUARY 20, 2009
TO ALL MEMBERS SALAMAT GID KA KAPISAN NINYO SA PAG SOLICIT PARA SA JOURNAL (PROGRAM) NATON, DURO ANG GUSTO MAG SPONSOR KAG MAG BULIG KANATON. MADAMOL DUN ANG UGYON JANIUAYNON 2009 JOURNAL,  DAW SA 7O PAGES DUN TULAD, MORE THAN 30 PAGES DUN ANG NADUGANG SA ORIGINAL PLAN. 

PHILIPPINE CONSUL GENERAL CECILIA REBONG CONFIRMED NGA MA ATTEND KAG MAG INDUCT KA MGA OFFICERS.
SHE WILL ALSO BE OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR THIS OCCASSION.

ANG ATON MAYOR SA JANIUAY, DR BEN MARGARICO NAGAPANAMYAW MAN SA TANAN NGA KASIMANWA KAG MGA ABYAN.  SALAMAT GID.

WE ARE LAUNCHING OUR NEW PROJECT -  BOOK DONATION DURING UGYON.  PLEASE BRING ALL YOUR UNWANTED BOOKS PARA I-DONATE NATON KAG MAGAMIT PA KA MGA KABATAAN SA JANIUAYPLEASE CLICK TO READ MORE ABOUT THIS PROJECT.

OUR VENUE HAS BEEN ARRANGED AND OUR COMMITTEES ARE BUSY GID.  DURO ANG NAGREGISTER TO ATTEND.  MGA KASIMANWA NATON FROM  OTHER STATES EXPRESSED THEIR INTEREST TO JOIN US FOR THIS SPECIAL UGYON NIGHT.  OUR FELLOW ILONGGOS AND OTHER ASSOCIATIONS FROM OTHER TOWNS (IN ILOILO) AND GROUPS HAVE ALSO ASKED US TO RESERVE TABLES FOR THEIR GROUP TO CELEBRATE WITH US.  TI DAW SADYA GID DYA..... BONDAK... BONDAK GID.

BELOW IS A PROGAM PAGE FROM OUR JOURNAL
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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:  NOVEMBER 24, 2008

pagtiriringub naton para sa 2nd Induction Ceremony and Reacquaintance Party



We would like to meet you, get to know you again so together we can work together
for meaningful and lasting projects para kanaton kag sa pinalangga ta nga banwa sa Janiuay.

Date and Time: February 28, 2009 at 7:00 P.M.
Venue: Holiday Inn Hotel, 160 Frontage Road, Newark, New Jersey

We would like to request for your generous support and monetary help for this event and our initial projects:
    Adult: $50
Child (3-7 years old): $25 dollars
Child (below 3 years old): Free

We are also soliciting sponsorship for the souvenir program. Please check the attached contract form for your information.

On behalf of the 2009 Incoming Officers, I am looking forward to your participation.
Please confirm your attendance and send your donation and sponsorship with the attached contract form to either:

Vivelyn “Bebing” Reteracion-Espinosa, 732 604 4324 or vrespinosa@verizon.net
 Ruperto “Pertz” Villadarez, 862 452 7984 or rvilladarez214@comcast.net

Malipayon nga paskwa kaninyo nga tanan and may our Lord shower you with His blessings sa bag-o nga tuig.


Sincerely,
RAUL TIRADOR, JR.
Incoming President




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SOLICITATION LETTER 2009


CONTRACT FORM 2009





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