Janiuay Association of North America


August 16, 2014
@ Rye Play Land, New York
starts at 9:00 a.m.

abi mga kasimanwa lantawa lang ninyo kita sang nakalipas nga anum (6) ka tuig 

the following pictures were taken August 16, 2008 at Rye Play Land, NY


See you all there at exactly 6 years by August 16, 2014, same place and time.

Welcome gid ang tanan mga Kasimanwa and visitors naton.

Ruperto Villadarez, Jr.
Janiuay Association of North America

The Philippines wants to say a big thank you to every one who has been helping us rebuild after Typhoon Haiyan.

Typhoon Haiyan is recorded as the strongest typhoon to hit the planet in recent history. Last November 8, 2013, it devastated the Central Visayas region of the Philippines. The number of lives lost and affected is unprecedented.

But ever since then, the word has been one with the Philippines in helping rebuild the nation - from sending relief goods, doing medical missions, all the way to pledging funds for the reconstruction of infrastructure.

This February 8, 2013 exactly three months after the typhoon, we want to be one in expressing our gratitude. 

We are Filipinos. We are resilient, grateful, and fun-loving people. And that's why even as we are still recovering, we already want to show our thanks.

Happy Fiesta to all our kasimanwa sa Janiuay kag sa bilog nga kalibutan!

San Julian de Cuenca
Patron Saint of Janiuay since January 28, 1868 - Inauguration of the old church

Photo file from Wikimedia: In the Sacristy of Burgos Cathedral, Portugal
Link: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sacristy_-_St._Julien_of_Cuenca_-_Cathedral_of_Burgos.JPG

Ugyon Janiuaynon para sa Yolanda

Dear Sponsors and friends of JANA,

Hope you all had a glorious Christmas!

Below are pictures of our food & relief distribution just before Christmas, December 19, 2013 to our Kababayans in Brgy. Malabangan, Concepcion in Iloilo.

In behalf of JANA and the campaign organizers, I would like to thank you all again for all your support.  

Please allow me to thank also the people who facilitated and made our campaign reached our kababayans back home 

especially Ms Shinette Reteracion, the Paulinians, SPC Sisters (St. Paul's University in Iloilo) and all our kasimanwa volunteers.

Wishing you all a safe and prosperous new year! 

with thanks,   

Ruperto Villadarez, Jr.
Janiuay Association of North America


Salamat gid sa tanan.
May God bless us all.

Ugyon Janiuaynon para sa Yolanda

Adelphi University's report for Yolanda's fund raising:

Philippine Relief Fund at Adelphi University

Adelphi University raised over 4000 dollars for Filipinos affected by Supertyphoon Yolanda. 
The donation will be utilized to fund rehabilitation and restore the livelihood of those families affected in the northern coastal towns of Iloilo. 
These maybe in the form of the following:

CASH for Housing Assistance:
15,000 pesos for totally damaged homes (360 dollars)
5,000 pesos for partially damaged homes (120 dollars)

CASH for Kitchen Assistance (so they can purchase pots and pans and other kitchen utensils)
2000 pesos per family (50 dollars)

Adopt a Fisherman program where CASH is provided to purchase a pumpboat for fishing:
15,000 pesos for a pumpboat. (360 dollars)

Adopt a School program where CASH for repair of schools will be provided to the school principals who will provide a request indicating the cost of the repairs.

Adelphi University is coordinating with fellow Janiuaynons, Bombit Heler and Dr. Neneth Quinon-Pador, Provincial Director of The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), 
Province of Iloilo in collaboration with the Philippines Association of Social Workers - Iloilo Chapter who will oversee the disbursement and utilization of the donations. 
DSWD will send a detailed report on how the funds will be disbursed. 

Our heartfelt thanks to the Adelphi Community for supporting our effort to help our fellow Ilonggos affected by Supertyphoon Yolanda. 
Thanks to Sidney Boquiren, also Filipino and Chair of the Department of Music and Della Hudson, Associate Dean of Student Affairs who worked with Punay Tirador-Zarco to raise the funds.

Christmas greetings from all of us here in Midwest 
Janiuay Badiangan Association in Midwest

"Our thoughts and prayers to all our kababayans, mga kasimanwa naton that are affected by typhoon Yolanda. Let us all lend a hand".

Ugyon Janiuaynon para sa Yolanda

Aftermath of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”  
photo taken by Richard A. Reyes/ Inquirer.net

In behalf of the officers, members & friends of JANA (Janiuay Association in North America),
I would like to acknowledge & thank you for your kindness and financial support for 
the Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) victims.  

Riverview Medical Centerr  ER staff : 
Wendy Horakh
Nirmal kumar
Dr. Anannab
Ruth Chesek
Mr and Mrs Julio Macaya 
Leo and Vivelyn Espinosa 
Atoy and Carm Torralba.
Sharon Thomas
Sue Aikens
Susan Sutphen
Carol Armada-Apistar & Bonnie Armada
Arlene Mcknight
Pert Villadarez
Kevin Gunderman
Maria Petrillo
RMC ED staff
Bodol Tirador
Jeanne Villamil
Ms Carmen (Mt Sinai Medical Center), 
Joselyn Asopardo(Bellevue Hospital)
Letty Gavira (Bellevue Hospital)
Other Kasimanwa & Friends

Our total relief fund donation reached US$1275.00.  
We are coordinating with our kasimanwa back home and local religious group, St. Paul's in Iloilo to ensure that our contribution will reach those in need. 
Salamat gid sa tanan and may God bless us all.   

Ruperto Villadarez, Jr.
Janiuay Association of North America

Ugyon Janiuaynon para sa Yolanda

Dear Kasimanwa, Kababayan and Friends:

The Janiuay Association of North America (JANA) is collaborating with Adelphi University at Garden City New York to raise relief funds for the victims of the most recent supertyphoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda). These funds will provide relief for the most immediate need of water, rice, food and medicine to residents in Northern Iloilo who lost their homes and livelihood. These are the coastal towns in the province of Iloilo:  Sara, Concepcion, Barotac Viejo, Ajuy,San Dionisio, Batad, Estancia, Carles and Balasan.

If you would like to contribute through JANA, please contact:
Bebing Reteracion-Espinosa
phone number:1-732-604-4324
email address: lv5.espinosa@gmail.com  

If you would like to contribute through Adelphi University, please contact:
Emilia Patricia Tirador-Zarco
phone number: 1-516-877-3346
email address: zarco@adelphi.edu

This is relief work at the grassroots level. We will ensure that whatever you contribute will reach Filipinos, particularly Ilonggos who are in most and urgent need. The Janiuay Association of North America's website (www.janiuay.net) will publish all of these relief efforts for accountability. Most of the foreign relief efforts now are focused on Tacloban, Leyte. We would like to provide relief to other affected islands, too.

We shall be grateful for your help.

Ruperto Villadarez, Jr.
Janiuay Association of North America