What is the Paete Memorabilia?
The Paete Memorabilia
– 2004 is a book consisting of 400 to 500 pages
to be published in conjunction with the Balik Paete
celebration in December, 2004. As the name implies
– Memorabilia –means something to remember
about our hometown Paete. This book written in English
and Tagalog, and printed in black and white, will be
bound in hard cover with colorful design made by Paete’s
internationally well-known painter-artist, Manny Baldemor.
the other objectives of the Memorabilia?
• To collect and
preserve in paper the memories and history of our hometown
Paete, its people, and its bountiful treasures of arts
• To serve as a mirror of the past, grand view
of the present, and legacy to the future generations.
Who are the people behind this project?
This project was spearheaded
by the Paetenians International Northeast USA Chapter
and is supported and participated by all Paetenian Chapters
around the world. Every Paetenian who subscribes to
this publication becomes an important participant in
this project. The Editorial Board, headed by the President
of the Northeast USA Chapter, has four veteran writers/authors
who will act as editorial consultants and resource persons.
Other members of the Board consist of two experienced
graphic artists, two webmasters as IT consultants, other
NE officers responsible for various aspects of the publication.
Various Paetenian Chapters are represented in the Editorial
Board by specially selected Contributing Editors. The
names of the people composing the Editorial Board can
be found in the Editorial Board page.
be done with the funds derived from this publication?
After deducting all the
overhead expenses like printing and binding costs, administrative
costs, shipping and handling expenses and other sundry
expenses, the net proceeds will be earmarked for worthwhile
project/s in Paete. All Paetenian Chapters will be consulted
by the Editorial Board on what project/s will be the
ultimate beneficiaries of the available funds. The Treasurer
of the Northeast Chapter, and in-charge of the Publication
Finance will keep a separate accounting records for
the Publication of the Memorabilia book. Copy of the
Financial Report will be available upon written request
from anybody interested.
be the contents of this book?
The main sections of
the book will include the following:
the Town : Where in the world is Paete ? –
Geographical location and maps; population; town’s
legend; short history, including memories of World War
II; town heroes; sculptors; government; industry; religion;
Paete’s calendar of annual events; famous Paetenians
through the years; Ten Outstanding Living Paetenians
(TOLP); Paetenians in Cyberspace; and just about everything
about Paete since its founding in 1580..
Heritage Section: Family photos; Family trees;
Family Histories; Life and Adventures of Paetenians
in Foreign Land. Names will be listed alphabetically.
Upon request, related families may be listed with their
International Chapters: Write-ups, photos,
pictures, activities, projects of the various chapters
in – Canada, Chicago, D.C., Northeast USA, Northern
California, Southern California, Guam-Saipan, Paete,
and other regional areas like, Texas, Florida &
Carolinas, Middle East and Europe.
and organizations: We invite various social,
civic, educational, religious, and sports groups to
send in their pictures or write ups. Calling barkadas
like Bolero, Wildcat, Jokers, St. James, Jubilee, Jobless,
Dribblers, Super King, Lover Boys, Field Boys, Archers
– Alcanars, Interwood/Eastply, Dribblers, Knights,
Raiders – Navigators, Rampants, Rvegs, also –
organizations like, Matanglawin, Jokers Club, Masons,
and Arts Section: Poem, Song, or essay about
Paete; pictures of religious statues with or without
the owners/caretakers. Owners of the statues may want
to request their family members or friends to sponsor
a page or two.
Section: Feature of any business establishments
in Paete, or businesses owned by Paetenians but located
in Paete: Compilation of Unique Paete Vocabulary,
pamagats, Paete recipes, and Who’s Who in Paete
or Paete Trivia.
2004: Pictures and write-ups about the events
held in December, 2004.
I subscribe to the Paete Memorabilia?
To subscribe to the Memorabilia
follow the directions below:
1. Prepare your materials
in accordance with the Publication Guidelines.
2. Complete and sign the Contract to Publish
3. Prepare a check payable to :Paetenians USA,
Inc. (NE) - $100 for one page and
$60 for half page.
4. Mail the check together with your materials to:
Mr. Alfredo M. Cagayat
Editor, Paete Memorabilia
269 Mountainview Avenue
Staten Island, N.Y. 10314
Please note that sending materials via e-mail is preferable.
Send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
4. After the check has
cleared, an acknowledgment receipt will be sent to the
via mail or e-mail.
When is the
deadline for submission of materials?
The deadline for submission
of materials is extended up to October 31, 2004. However,
if the quota reserved for the number of pages is already
filled before this deadline, we will implement the “First
Come- First Served” rule. No materials will be
accepted thereafter, except those relating to the Balik-Paete
celebration in December, 2004.
subscribe or not? If so, how can I be sure of being
included in this publication?
We encourage you to work
early on your materials (gather old & new photos,
do your family tree, write your family history, barkada’s
memoirs, organization’s pictures and activities,
etc.) and make advance reservation by filling up the
Survey/Pledge forms from this website. And be sure to
send early your signed contract along with your payment
and completed materials. Don’t be left out from
this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and regret the rest
of your life. This is a rare chance to have the memory
of your family and friends in a book, together with
the memories of our town Paete. Keep the book and hand
it down to your future generation. You’ll be glad
you joined in.
pages are we allowed to subscribe?
At present, the maximum limit in the
number of pages are two (2) pages in any combination
of : family heritage/barkadahan/literary/business. The
exception is for the various Paetenians International
Chapters and Regional Chapters (at large) who are allowed
a maximum of three (3) pages per Chapter.
We reserve the right to change
this policy in case the available pages are not filled
up at the final deadline date. If so, additional pages
will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis
using the date of reservation as the guide. Our initial
available pages are 300 pages, but could be raised to
400 pages depending on the circumstances.
How do we pay when we are
residing in the Philippines?
To facilitate the payments in Peso by
subscribers in Paete and Metro Manila, I have mentioned
to Mayor Cadayona about the following procedures:
1. Full Page = Pesos 5,500
2. Half Page = Pesos 3,300
3. Payment in Pesos to be deposited directly to the
Paetenians NE Savings Account at Rural Bank of Paete.
4. Copy of the Deposit Slip shall be presented to the
Paete Coordinating Committee, c/o Benny Cadang, who
will e-mail me a report of any payments received.
5. I have spoken to Mrs. Loida Valdellon on behalf of
the Manager Nora A. Asido about the arrangement. We
will request for a weekly fax of deposits received by
Rural Bank from Memorabilia subscribers.
the Memorabilia Book expected to be released?
Our target launching
date is during the Sabado de Gloria of 2005 in Paete,
Easter Sunday in the U.S.A.
How many memorabilia books will the subscriber
are entitled to one book for every page subscribed.
A half-page subscriber also gets one book. Although
a half-page subscriber gets also one copy, his/her subscribed
space is limited.
buy extra copies of the memorabilia book?
Yes, anybody who wants
to buy extra copies of the book (subscribers or not)
can purchase extra copies for $50 per copy. Preference
will be given to advance orders.
Are you planning to give complimentary copies
of the memorabilia book?
We are planning to give complimentary copies to : The
Munisipyo, Paete High School Libraries, Elementary Schools,
and National Library. Additional free copies might be
issued upon approval by the Memorabilia Board. We suggest
that Alumni of colleges and universities purchase copies
of the memorabilia book and donate them to their own
If I have a question, who should we contact,
If you have any question
about the Paete Memorabilia project, you may e-mail
the Editor at: email@example.com
or at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also reach him at: (718)-494-2188.
You can also contact the Managing Editor, Ramon Abary,
and telephone No. (215)-860-3333.