In response to numerous inquiries about the distribution/ delivery of the memorabilia books, here are the summary of events and current situation:
1. Books for subscribers in Paete were distributed during the book launching in Paete last September 16, 2006. Some of those who could not pick up their books on that date got their copies thereafter.
Some subscribers in USA and Canada requested that few copies be
delivered to their families in Paete or Metro Manila.
Out of the 100 copies sent to Paete, only 4 copies will be left after giving
out the books to those in the list and some copies brought by balikbayans.
2. Distribution of books for subscribers in Metro Manila is tentatively scheduled on October 8, 2006 to be done at the residence of Saida C. Dulay. Nel Africano and Raul Roque are coordinating on the distribution. There are about 10 copies scheduled for distribution. Out of the original 30 copies kept in Metro Manila, only 4 copies will be left after the distribution.
3. To expedite delivery of books to subscribers in USA or Canada and therefore save on costly shipping costs, we encouraged the use of the “pakidala system” through some Balikbayans who were visiting Paete/Metro Manila.
As a result of the “Pakidala system”:
a) 9 copies were brought to Southern California through the kindness of Balikbayan Francis & Sally Adefuin and Vicky Mariano. Most of the copies are for the Ugale-David- Adefuin-Tuazon families and one for Glo Basa.
b) 5 copies were picked up by Pedro Valdellon with a few of them going to the Valdellon families in Northern California. A copy will be given to Lily, the widow of the late Fil Grajera.
c) 2 copies were brought by the visiting Tony Acyatan to Chicago, Illinois for Rico Cadayona and Luis Vitor. They had a mini book launching/book preview last 9/17/06 at the residence of Rico & Noni Cadayona. About 20 people attended the gathering, also to welcome Atty. Tony Acyatan.
d) Three copies were brought to New York by my sister-in-law. One copy was given to Northeast President Baby Pascual, another one kept by me. And the 3rd copy was mailed to Memorabilia webmaster, Col Lando Malinis. He will lend the copy to Marie Cagahastian Castillo-Pruden for her book review from a professional journalist point of view.
e) A sample/advance copy of the memorabilia was delivered in Canada when we visited Montreal last Labor Day weekend. Tom Cahatol showed it to the Canada Chapter officers during their meeting last September 16, 2006 held at Menen Solangon residence.
f) 5 copies are being arranged through “pakidala” by the husband of Menen Solangon for delivery to Toronto (for Rey Carolino).
g) 2 Copies were received in Paete by Annani Agravia for “pakidala” to Norma Acala-Duy in British Columbia.
h) We are expecting another batch of books through “pakidala” by my brother-in-law who is coming from Batangas around the middle of October. From these copies, we will try to spread out the distribution of advance copies to: Florida, Las Vegas, Texas, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, and Southern California (most number of Subscribers) and other selected places. Note: By advance means, at least one copy for those with 2 or more subscribed pages.
i) All other subscribers will have to wait for the bulk shipment (240 copies) coming from Metro Manila to Staten Island, New York. Six balikbayan boxes containing 40 books each (weighing 236 lbs. per box!) had been picked up by Johnny Air Cargo for shipment. It will take approximately 60 days for shipping and clearing. Thus, the books will probably reach New York towards the end of November. Upon receipt, we will mail them out immediately to their final destination.
For practical reasons, we will mail the boxes of books to the major Paetenians chapters like L.A., Chicago and Toronto for local distribution. We will include a few more copies for these chapters to take care of any future orders.
Again, whoever wants to order extra copies of the Memorabilia, please place your order now. It will be on a first-paid-first- served basis since we only have limited number of copies left. The cost of one book is US$ 60.00 Please make your check payable to : Paetenians U.S.A., Inc. and send it to:
Fred M. Cagayat
269 Mountainview Avenue
Staten Island, N.Y. 10314
For those in the Philippines, you may order the book from Benny Cadapan at the Munisipyo and deposit your payment at the Rural Bank of Paete The cost per book is Pesos 3,000.00 If there are no more copies left in Paete & Metro Manila, please allow mailing time from New York, U.S.A. to the Philippines.
THANK YOU FOR WAITING FOR YOUR COPY. WE ASSURE YOU THAT IT IS WORTH WAITING FOR.
Fred M. Cagayat, Editor
09/08/06 Thanks to Balikbayan Francis
& Sallie Adefuin and Vicky Mariano, few copies
of the books are now in California. Merle David-Ugale
has now some of them, and one copy to be given to
Glo Basa-Caguin. Puede kayong makibasa habang wala
pa ang inyong mga kopya.
I have requested Tony Acyatan to bring 2 copies
of the memorabilia book ( he is now in California)
so when he visits Chicago he can leave them to Rico
Cadayona. One of the copies will be given to Chicago
Chapter President, Luis Vitor.
Pedro Valdellon will be bringing some copies of
the books for the Valdellon Family in Northern California,
with one copy to be sent to Lily Grajera, wife of
the late Fil Grajera.
Three copies will be brought to New York by my sister-in-law
With the advance copy of the book now ready to be
picked up by Tom Cahatol, Canada will have a chance
to preview the book.
Meanwhile, the book launching and distribution in
Paete will be on September 16th.
Thus, while the bulk of the books for Northamerica
will be shipped later, all major Paetenians Chapter
will have a chance to enjoy reading the few available
We welcome your comments (good and bad) about )
Paete's book of a lifetime.
Fred M. Cagayat
Details of the Memorabilia book launching as per
Mayor Noel B. Cadayona:
Date: September 16,
Time: 5:00 PM
Place: Town Plaza
Expected number of
recipients - 70 pax
Merienda Sena - to be provided by the Munisipyo
National Anthem........................Ana Adora
Opening Remarks......................Mayor Noel
Presentation of books &
C. Roque/Nel Africano
Special Number........................Hip-Hop dancer
Acknowledgment from the Editor - Fred M. Cagayat
(Message to be read
by Raul C. Roque)
Closing Remarks......................Vice Mayor
Paete Hymn.............................(the public)
Master of Ceremonies..........Benny
Since the last update,
here are the new developments:
1. Preliminary Distribution
List for Paete & Metro Manila was sent to Mayor
Cadayona, Benny Cadapan, Raul Roque & Nel Africano.
Benny Cadapan verified the addresses and sent his
comments on the proprietry of the few addresses
of the recipients.
2. Renato Valdellon requested that his 4 copies
of the book be picked up in Metro Manila by his
brother Pedro or Tony. Pedro volunteered to bring
Fil Grajera's copy to his widow Lily Grajera.
3. Received payments for extra copies: a) Tom &
Cia Altamero ($100) b) Abel Madrinan ($50) c) Merle
D. Ugale ($100) and d) Claudio Badel ($50).
4. Special request to deliver copies to Paete:
a) Sonia Adea - one copy
b) Ted Dono - one copy
5. Established contact with Allan Caidic for the
delivery of his copy at his office
in San Miguel Corporation.
6. Established contact with the shipper in Metro
Manila for the remaining copies that will be sent
to Jersey City, USA. Approximate shipping date -
2nd week of
7. Since I will be in Montreal & Quebec City
this weekend, the advance copy of
the memorabilia book will be brought and given to
Cora's cousin who lives in
Markham, Ontario. Tom Cahatol will pick up the copy
so that the Paetenians in
Canada will have a chance to see in advance the
Fred M. Cagayat
Ka Noel Received The Books - see letter below Dear Fred,
We received 10 boxes of the Memorabilia Books containing
10 books per box delivered by Ricky today. They
are secured inside my office and will wait for further
instructions from you, Nel and Raul on the distribution
I have scanned the
book and i think it is a work of art by itself.
I guess I was not mistaken when I said it will be
"A BOOK OF A LIFETIME !"
I'm personally very
pleased to be a part of this great Memorabilia.
Congratulations for a job very well done!
Memorabili Book On Its Way To Paete
The first batch of Memorabilia books will
soon be in Paete. The Mayor, Sangguniang Bayan and
the Tourism Office will have the privilege of previewing
the first copies of the Paete Memorabilia 2004.
The copies for subscribers in Paete and some in
Metro Manila will be distributed later during the
book launching in Paete. (Date to be announced later
by the Mayor). A few copies will be brought back
to U.S.A. by balikbayans currently vacationing.
Other copies will
be shipped in September (it will take about a month
to reach New York) and then mailed out to various
The mailing addresses
are being completed. If you have changed your address
since 2005, kindly inform us of the new address.
Also, if you have a Postal Office Box, please send
us your actual address. The book is large (9-1/2"
x 12") and heavy, 6 lbs. 3 oz. so it probably
won't fit the P.O. Box. Those who subscribed via
phone & email and did not fill up the pledge/contract
form, we need your mailing addresses.
September 1, 2006, the cost of book will be raised
to $60 (or Pesos 3,000 if paid thru Rural Bank of
Paete) to defray the expensive cost of shipping
Fred M. Cagayat
Editor - Paete Memorabilia 2004
08/18/06 Paete Memorabilia
long wait will soon be over. The Printer assured
us that the books will be released at the end of
am very happy and excited to announce that I have
obtained an advance copy of the book and the finished
product looks very satisfactory. (See photo of the
cover, book case and enlarged picture from tatlong
krus on the inside cover).
to Raul Roque, our Metro Manila coordinator, whose
patience and persistence guaranteed a high-resolution
cover . Moreover, his group called “the rainbow
coalition” also helped in the final proofreading
to ensure that there are no errors or less errors
possible. But we are equally grateful to our kababayan
printer whose cooperation and critical work helped
in producing an excellent quality book. Unlike other
printers who just print whatever is submitted to
them, our printer went out of their way to check
and double check everything, informing us of anything
wrong – spelling or otherwise – so that
the necessary correction or changes are made. This
cautious but wise approach somewhat delayed the
printing and binding. But it is worth the wait as
you will soon find out. The Northeast officers and
guests who saw the copy of the book during the Officers’
meeting last Sunday all agreed that the book is
really nice and worth to be called, “Paete’s
book of a lifetime.”
you have noticed, there is a special bonus to the
book. Each book has a sturdy cardboard book case
that will protect and preserve the book. Very professionally
done. The enlarged photos of the town --from Tatlong
Krus and from Wawa Park – that adorned the
inside and back covers give an added lasting impression
of our beautiful town.
you are planning to order extra copies, please order
now. We only have limited copies available. The
book weighs 6 lbs. and 3 oz, quite heavy, which
makes the shipping and handling difficult. Because
of the bulk and expensive cost of shipping, effective
September 1, 2006 all extra copies purchased will
cost $60 per copy (Pesos 3,000 if paid thru Rural
Bank of Paete).
are planning a simple book launching in Paete for
the distribution to all subscribers in Paete and
Metro Manila. For overseas (USA, Canada, etc), the
books will be shipped to New York ( takes at least
a month) and then forwarded to Paetenian Chapters
in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Toronto. If there is
any Paetenian who will be in Paete in September/
October, please let us know. Perhaps he/she can
bring back to USA or Canada a few copies instead
of waiting for the shipment to come.ll
01/17/06 UPDATES ON MEMORABILIA
1. Raul Roque and
I had a meeting with the Printer last January 13,
see the progress of the book project. A complete
set of blue prints (403 pages)
were shown to us for review. Due to limited time
available (my last day in
Manila before going back to my home base in San
Jose, Batangas - my staging
point for my return flight to New York) only a cursory
review was done. While
the blue prints looked O.K. the printer suggested
that I bring with me the blue
prints to New York to ensure a final thorough review.
We noted that there are a
few things that had to be addressed before the mass
printing, so I agreed.
2. I am glad that
I brought the blue prints with me because I noticed
minor pagination mix-up and a few things that had
to be fixed.
3. The Blue prints
with the corrections/comments will be returned to
printer early next week. Raul Roque with the help
of Mam Amor, Flora Lou Cadawas
will get together and take a final look (only for
glaring errors) before the
4. The printing process
will take one month, and another month for binding.
The owners of the printing press are Paetenians
so we believe that they are
doing their best to ensure that the finished product
is of good quality and
error-free (or less error)
To our subscribers,
thank you for your patience and understanding.
Fred M. Cagayat
As of October
1. The final batches
of materials had been sent to the Printing Press
in the Philippines. According to the printer, the
layouting and printing process will take a month,
and then the binding will take another month. Thus,
if everything goes well, the book will be completed
and released in early December, 2005.
2. There are 252
pages subscribed and the final list of subscribers
can be found at this address:
3.The above list
has been posted in the following:
a) Paetenian Mailing
b) Usap Paete
c) Memorabilia Website (under Survey & Pledges)
4. The book has a
total of 408 pages, hard bound and colored cover
with a book jacket. There are also six colored pages
and four sepia colored pages.
5. We tried our best
to place next to each other all related pages. When
the article consisted of 2 pages or more, we tried
to have the related pages face to face.
6. For half-pages
subscription, we grouped them by twos (to make a
full page), and we tried to place them as close
as possible to the nearest alphabetical order. A
few had to be placed in the Sundries Section to
preserve the ideal order of the pages. At any rate,
for easy reference, there is an INDEX showing all
the page numbers for all subscribers.
7. The books will
be shipped directly from the printer via Johnny
Air Cargo (or other courier services) to different
Chapters for local distribution. We will contact
all Chapter Presidents/Chairman to facilitate an
orderly shipment to subscribers within their boundaries.
A master list of subscribers will be made by region
. Example: Northern California, Southern California,Canada,
Chicago, Northeast, DC and U.A.E.
8. If there is anybody
going home to Paete in December, 2005, please contact
the Editor. Instead of waiting for the bulk shipment,
(average of 45 days or more by boat), perhaps some
copies can be brought back to USA/Canada for early
distribution. An advance copy will be mailed from
New York to each Paetenian Chapter in January, 2006.
9. Due to storage
and shipping issues, we have ordered only 400 copies
of the memorabilia, with no reprints. So if you
want to have extra copies for the other members
of the family or friends, advance order is suggested
to ensure getting a copy. Only 100 extra copies
will be available for sale, of which twenty had
been paid for already. Those who have ordered earlier
for advance copies must pay in full by December
1, 2005. After that, it will be on a First-pay,
FRED M. CAGAYAT
Dec. 14, 2004
1. As previously announced, I am putting on hold all
preparations relating to the Memorabilia because of
my forthcoming trip for Balik Paete. I will resume
working on the unfinished business when I come back
in early January, 2005. My internet access or e-mail
would probably be limited or sporadic. I will continue,
however, to piece together and gather information
on other matters relating to the book project, like
contacting the Printer- Publisher, and making follow
ups on the materials coming from Paete and Metro Manila.
2. I am sorry to inform you also that I was not able
to update and finalize the list of subscribers before
I leave. There were those who opted to pay or send
their materials to Paete, or vice-versa making it
difficult to reconcile the records at the last minute.
I will post the final list on or before January 17,
DECEMBER 1, 2004
1. Received from Benny Cadapan, Memorabilia Coordinator
in Paete, a Master List of Subscribers and payments
as of November 30, 2004. There were 21 full pages
and 13 half-page subscriptions. Early last week, I
received by FEDEX the materials submitted in Paete,
including receipts of deposits made at Rural Bank
of Paete, and pictures and articles from the High
Schools, Churches, and greetings from the Laguna Governor
and Paete Mayor.
2. The subscription to the Memorabilia is now officially
closed. Unless you have previous commitment with the
Editor, or payment aleady received, we will no longer
honor your late subscription. We believe that the
two extensions we have given were more than enough.
The extensions were necessary to give chance to
Paete-Metro Manila subscribers who had a late start.
Due to the extensions,
however, the timetable for the preparation and printing
and release of the book will definitely be pushed
back. We will not rush the work to ensure that we
will have a good quality Memorabilia book.
3. Because of our forthcoming Balik-Paete trip, the
work on the Memorabilia materials will be put on hold
temporarily and won't be attended to until we come
back in early January, 2005. After Dec. 15th I will
probably have limited or no internet access, and may
not be able to communicate with the subscribers. I
will only try to communicate in matters relating to
the receipt of payments or any very important and
4. I am currently reconciling the pledges/subscriptions
with the payments received and I'll try to prepare
a list of all subscribers before December 15. There
to be resolved like a subscription paid by another
member of the family, those paid in Paete, upgrades
from half to full page, and additional pages "pahabols".
Please check the list and notify the Editor of any
discrepancies so I can verify them.
5. We thank everyone who joined the memorabilia. We
are very pleased with the last minute surge of interest
on the Memorabilia. My wife and I take pleasure in
reading the completed materials which narrated many
untold stories of various families. These interesting
stories will be preserved in the pages of the Memorabilia
for current and future generations to enjoy.
November 11, 2004:
In response to many inquiries regarding the Memorabilia
Deadline that just ended on October 31, 2004, and
the possibility of still subscribing to the book,
we would like to issue the following announcement
NEW DEADLINE (GRACE PERIOD) UP TO
NOVEMBER 16, 2004
1. FOR PAETE/METRO MANILA (PHILIPPINES)
SUBSCRIBERS ONLY :
a)Contract/Pledges and Materials
- should be sent in by November 16, 2004
b)Payments should be deposited at
Rural Bank of Paete by November 30, 2004.
2. FOR OTHER SUBSCRIBERS (USA, CANADA
& OTHER COUNTRIES):
a) Must submit Pledges or contracts,
Payments and materials by
NOVEMBER 16, 2004. Previous pledges and contracts
still valid but must submit payments and materials
by NOVEMBER 16, 2004.
NOTE: To be included in the Memorabilia,
your pledges, Contracts, and payments must be sent
in by NOVEMBER 16, 2004.
After NOVEMBER 16, 2004, WE WILL
NOT ACCEPT any more pledges, contracts, payments,
and materials except those Postmarked on or before
NOVEMBER 16, 2004.
We urge everybody, particularly the
Presidents, Chairman, and officers of various Paetenians
Chapters to pass on this information to all our
kababayan around the world.
Although we want to accommodate
as many subscribers as possible, due to limited
pages available, and the shortened time for preparing
the materials for printing, we regret to inform
you that we will officially close the subscription
process as of
November 9, 2004:
We have approximately 220 pages subscribed. Payments
are immediately deposited at Commerce Bank and copy
of the checks and deposit slips sent to our treasurer
Ms. Norie Quesada-Catiis. Because of the pahabols,
additional pages requested, pledges and even advanced
order of copies, we will report to you the exact
number of pages when all the figures are reconciled.
November 8, 2004:
Received payments from:
Isolda Duenas w/ Contract... $100
Maria Aileen Villarin Balce..$100
Gunnar Emausson f/o Hermie Baisas.$40.
November 7, 2004:
Received e-mail from Benny
Cadapan/N. Cadayona on Status of Paete Subscriptions
including payment deposits at Rural Bank of Paete.
Materials & Photos to be sent by FedEx next
November 6, 2004:
Received payments from:
Abundio Baet for Cesar Aca...$100
w/ contract & CD Rom
Lita V. Madridejos...........$100
November 4, 2004:
Received payment from Rico
Cadayona $200; Maria Luisa Vitor...$200 w/contract.
November 3, 2004:
Received from Norma A. Duy:
CD Rom for revised materials &
November 2, 2004:
Received payment from:
George & Rosy Villarin....$ 60.
Renato Valdellon (addl)...$100
November 1, 2004:
by mail from Willi "Red" Buhay.
Received contract & layout of pics from Atty.Crispin
Received contract, materials and check for $560
from Meliza Roque.
October 31, 2004:
Received materials from Renato
Received pledges from Carolino
Family for 10 pages, plus 2 pages for Quesada-Dandana
Upgrade 1/2 page to full page
for Hermie Baisas.
October 29, 2004:
Received payments from:
Rosalie Adefuin (2 cks)of $100 each.
Received materials /contracts
Mila Vitor-Butzen, Rosalie Villarin,
Pat Dulay, Norma A. Duy, Meliza Roque.
Additional pledge for 1 page
- Maria Luisa Vitor.
October 27, 2004:
Received materials by e-mail
Emil Cadayona, Lita V. Madridejos,
October 25, 2004:
Received payments from:
Atty. Crispin Lozano - $200.
October 15, 2004:
Received contract for 1 page and
advance order for an extra copy from Gloria Acu
Total pages from Paying Subscribers
= 185 pages
October 14, 2004:
Received the amount of $60 from Tony
Val C. Ludovico
Received a pledge for one literary page from : Milagros
October 13, 2004:
Received the amount of $300 from
Josefina C. Contreras ($100); PI-Abu Dhabi ($100);
PI- Dubai ($100) with
CD Rom from Ernie Afurong
October 9, 2004:
Received the amount of $300 from
Delia C. DeGuzman ($100 addl); PI-Chicago ($200)
October 8, 2004:
Received the amount of $360 from
Ernie Villarin ($100); F.M. Cagayat ($200); &
Clarita Madridejos ($60)
October 7, 2004:
Received the amount of $320 from
Noel Ian Cadayona ($120); Omar Adefuin ($200) -with
October 6, 2004
1. Received $160 from - Nemie Baldemor
Diaz ($100) with poem & pictures, and Juanito
Baldemor ($60) with text & picture.
2. Received on large wedding picture of Joey and
$5 cash for mailback of pictures.
October 5, 2004
1. Received call from Norma A. Duy
for additional page for Hermogenes Aseoche Family.
2. Subscribed by phone - Willie Buhay from Chicago,
plus 2 extra copies of books
3. Received contract from Rogel Dalagan
4. Received $310 from: Zomy Abanilla ($100; Marilou
Encina ($100) with contract; and Julian Afurong
($110) with picture.
October 4, 2004
1. Received payments from - Norma
A. Duy ($100), Honorio Bagongahasa & Glo ($60),
SoCal Chapter ($300), Glo Basa Caguin for Basa Families
($500), & Jo Dantoc ($60).
2. Received also contract for
Agapito Acala Agravia; 7 pictures from Rico Cadang,
Contract & pictures from H. Bagongahasa; one
page directory from SoCal Chapter; contracts from
Basa Family; picture and contract from Joe Dantoc.
MEMORABILIA DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 31, 2004
Yes, we are extending
our deadline by another month - to October 31st,
by special request from Mayor Noel Cadayona. As
you know, there was a late start and announcement
about the Memorabilia for Paete and Metro Manila
areas. This was due to the lack of e-mail and internet
connection in Paete, so the announcement was only
sent out not too long ago via regular mail, with
the help of Mayor Cadayona. So the people from Paete
and Metro Manila beg us to give them a little time
allowance to prepare their materials and send in
their payments. Benny Cadapan was selected to head
the Paete Coordinating Committee to help the Memorabilia
So those of you who
were not able to join in, this is your last chance
to be included in Paete's book of a lifetime. We
would like to see more families to join in -- like
the families of the former Mayors: Emo Afurong,
Dandoy Balquiedra, Cornelio Calabig, and Manuel
Agbada Sr. & Jr. Kindly relay this information
to their relatives. We would like also to invite
the family of the late Dodong Cajumban, Paete's
famous historian, and more from the clans of the
Baldemor, Cagandahan, Cagayat, Madridejos, and many
We were thrilled
that we already have 181 pages of subscribed /pledged
pages as of yesterday. My wife and I enjoyed browsing
at the materials that already came in, taking note
of the unique and sometimes sentimental records
of family history, photos, as well as the creativity
on some of the articles and layouts. I am also elated
and energized by some of the thank yous and words
of encouragement given by some of you, for accepting
this challenge and big responsibility in spearheading
this worthwhile project. We will try to make this
project a big success, but I will still need a lot
of help from some of you along the way. In the next
few days, I will be asking for some volunteers who
can help us make this book the pride of Paete.
2004 WILL BE THE LAST AND FINAL DEADLINE. NO MORE
EXTENSION AFTER THIS.
2, 2004 - UPDATES
1. Picked up from
the Post Office the following Express/Certified
a) Abundio "Ayang"
Baet - Check ($200), materials incl. 2 diskettes
b) Elena Arban Eraso - check ($200)
c) Merle Ugale - check for 2 half pages ($120) w/Contracts
2. Received by Regular
a) Alicia Bagalso ($200) w/ pictures & articles
b) Thelma Cuevas ($200)
c) Rogelio Dalagan ($300) with picture
d) Victoria & Narciso Mariano ($60)
e) Gerlino Paelmo (Blank check & 2 pictures)
f) Mody & Mady Rivera ($300) & Contract
f) Delia C. Sunga ($200)
3. Received revised
Family Tree of Fabiana Acuram from Tom & Cia
OCTOBER 1, 2004
1. Payments and materials still coming
in. There were 7 checks received totalling $920
from: Abel Madrinan (with Materials), Tom &
Cia Altamero, Aramis & Thelma Jucaban (with
picture), PI-DC Chapter c/o Jun Casilag, Sonia Adea
(with picture & family tree), Fe Cruz-Chamberlin
(with pictures), Cenen & Nelia C. Punzalan (materials
sent by Sonny via e-mail).
2. There were 3 notices from the
Post Office still for pickup - for express/registered
mail. (one identified from Ugale). Letters to be
picked up this coming Saturday.
3. Advance order for one copy - from
NOTE: I received many notices
by phone & e-mails that payments and materials
are on their way..!!!.
SEPTEMBER 30, 2004
1. Received additional 2 half pages
and 3 full pages bringing the total subscribed pages
to 181 pages. New subscriptions came from: Isolda
Villarin-Duenas, Ming Baldemor, Dolly Caday-Gregg
(addl), and Ted Balasi.
2. Received 10 checks amounting to
$1,920 from: Dolly Caday-Gregg (with Materials),
Terri Bartolome (with Materials), Edwin Africano
(with materials), Gunnar Emausson, Gina de Mesa
(with materials), Renato Valdellon, Marion B. Baldemor,
Ampy & Ramon Tiongco (with materials).
3. Received 2-page materials
via e-mail from Lou Encina for the Villarin families.
1) I am so happy
and excited that in the last 2 days I have received
many last minute additions to the Memorabilia subscription
list. An additional of 20 pages (composing of half-pages
and full pages) poured in bringing the overall total
of paying subscribers to 177 pages! Kaya, habol
na rin kayo! The more the merrier! Kahit half-page
lang, ayos rin dahil may libro rin kayo.
The 10 pages came
directly to me, while the other 10 pages were through
the strong solicitation efforts of the Southern
California Chapter (special mention-Glo, Sonia,
Fely and all). And they are still going for more.
Thank you SoCal, we won't forget your initiative
and persistent efforts.
Special thanks also
to Rey Carolino for his constant reminders and cajoling
to our Kababayans who might miss the boat.
The names of the
recent pledges/subscriptions are:
Jose Dantoc, Gunnar Emausson (addl), Norma Acala-Duy
f/o Ligaya Agravia, Francisco/Elvissa Villarin,
Cynthia "Ten" Bagabaldo, Fe Cruz Chamberlin
(addl), Mody & Mady Rivera, Anselmo & Oliva
Madrinan, Alicia Afunggol Bagalso, Juanito Baldemor,
Manuel Tolentino , Nancy Mariano Ables, and Tony
Acyatan. From Glo's list - Francis/Sallie David
Adefuin & Juanita Villarin-David, Merle David
Ugalde, Amado David, Alvaro & Rowena Valdecantos-Balquiedra,
Minda Valdecantos-Chin, Jose Marzan-Villagracia,
Jerry & Leoncia Bague Marzan, Levie Basa-Yap/Sarah
Basa-Romasanta, Julie Basa-Nubla/Primo Basa/Melissa
Basa, Carla Basa-Uy, Mari Dalay-Basa, Alex Dalay
Basa, and Honorio & Flor Asido Bagongahasa.
2) Advance order
for extra copies made by Amang Tom & Cia Altamero
- 2 copies, and possible orders to come from UAE,
per Ernie Afurong. To all subscribers - if you subscribed
a page for the whole clan, make sure that you order
extra copies for all the family units within the
clan. We have only limited number of extra copies
and first priority for advance order will be given
to existing subscribers. $50 per copy payable by
December 31, 2004.
3) Check payments
received from : Florencia B. Chiasson ($100), Ces
Alberto ($400) and Puring Afurong ($100).
received via snail mail & e-mails: Ayang Baet,
Florencia Chiasson, Ces Alberto, Delia Sunga, Sonny/Fe
With the Memorabilia
deadline getting closer, there is a lot of activities
going on - people trying to join in at the last
minute, and materials and payments are starting
to come in.
Since the last update here are the developments:
a total of additional subscriptions for four (4)
pages to bring the total subscribed pages to 157.
New (additional) subscribers are: Acella Arban,
Dolly Caday-Gregg, Rogel Dalagan (addl), Dita Belen-Suico,
Hermie & Armando Baisas.
2. Received advanced order for one copy from - Joann
Cagayat-Jamito = one copy.
3. Type of subscription changed from one page to
two half-pages from Gunnar Emausson.
4. Received materials from the following -
a) Alberto-Baet-Carreon Families
b) Edil Navarro (with check)
c) Evan Baldemor-Balingit
d) Ayang "Gatpuno" Baet
e) Dean Dalan
f) Benny Cagayat
g) Dita Belen-Suico (with check)
SEPTEMBER 22, 2004
It was just 2 days ago since my last
update, but it seems things are heating up as we
draw closer to the deadline. I am getting more and
more phone calls and e-mail queries and pledges.
Here are the latest:
1. Additional subscriptions - six
(6) from: Dr. Teodoro Navarro, Gerlino Paelmo, Sonia
Adea-Paelmo, and DC Chapter. Total paying subscribers
to date = 153
2. Payments received from: Ross Navarro
and Dr. Teodoro Navarro.
3. Materials received from: Dr. Teodoro
Navarro and Ian & Evelyn Cadayona
4. Gerlino Paelmo cancelled
his advanced order of 2 extra copies of memorabilia,
and replaced it with 2 full pages of subscription
with his brother Iman.
SEPTEMBER 20, 2004
1. Since the last update we have
received five (5) pages of additional subscription
bringing the total to 146 paying subscribers. The
additional subscribers are:
Delia Sunga (2), Abu Dhabi Chapter (1), Dubai Chapter
(1) and Mark Cadawas (1 addl).
2. We received materials from the
following: Odon Fadul, Nandy Afurong, Mark Cadawas
(prelim) and Southern California Chapter-c/o Odon
3. Payments were received from :
Nandy Afurong, and Julian Afurong.
Reminders: Please submit your
materials early so we can start checking the layouts
and do some editing. IF YOU ARE SENDING YOUR MATERIALS
BY E-MAIL, I PREFER TO HAVE IT SENT TO THE MEMORABILIA
ADDRESS BECAUSE IT HAS LARGER STORAGE - The e-mail
address is: email@example.com.
September 12, 2004
1. Since the last update, we have
received additional subscription for 6 pages. They
are: Pining Tuazon-Dalan, Elena Eraso, Evan Baldemor-Balingit,
additional page for Virgil Madrinan and Abel Madrinan.
2. Received advance order for extra
copies of the Memorabilia - 13 copies from:
Julian Afurong (1), Fe Cruz-Chamberlin (6), Cynthia
Bagabaldo (1), Fely Casilag-
Burgdorfer (1), and Fred Cagayat (4).
3. Received materials from the following:
Zomy Abanilla, Sonia Balandra, Benny Cadapan (Rev),
Delia Cagayat-De Guzman, Virgil Madrinan (rev),
Abel Madrinan, Norie Catiis (rev), and Lando Malinis.
4. Received news from Mayor Cadayona
and Benny Cadang on the formation of a team to handle
the Memorabilia matters in Paete composed of : Auring
Cadapan, Vivian Sanchez, Vicky Baldemor, Henry Ponce,
and Benny Cadapan.
They also reported that they have
taken selected pictures of the town & people
as requested by the Editor, and will send the copies
by early October. They also
distributed the flyer - "Paanyaya" together
with the contract and guidelines to
September 6, 2004
As per Virgil's suggestion, starting today, I am going
to post an update on the Memorabilia Project everytime
Since last update (9/1/04) here are the updates:
1. Received pictures and captions, with payment from
the family of Delia Cagayat-De Guzman from San Diego.
2. Received advance order for one extra copy of Memorabilia
from Amang Julian Afurong.
3. Received advance order for six (6) extra copies
of Memorabilia from Fe Cruz-Chamberlin.
THERE ARE ONLY 25 DAYS TO GO BEFORE THE DEADLINE !!!
SUBSCRIBE NOW FOR YOUR MEMORABILIA PAGE. DON'T FORGET
TO SEND YOUR ADVANCE ORDER FOR EXTRA COPIES OF THE
MEMORABILIA TO ENSURE THAT EVERY FAMILY UNIT IN YOUR
CLAN GETS A COPY. ($50 PER COPY, PAYABLE BY DECEMBER
SEPTEMBER 1, 2004
Just 30 days to go to deadline!!!
Don't miss the boat! Time flies, so hurry and join
Paete's book of a lifetime...What a great way to
honor your family heritage and to keep alive the
memories of your hometown!
Since the last update, we have received
additional subscriptions for 9 and 1/2 pages, bringing
the total paying subscriptions to 137 pages. To
ensure that every family unit in your clan receives
a copy of the memorabilia, place now your advance
order for extra copies of the memorabilia for $50
a copy. Payment not due until December 31, 2004.
The new subscribers are: Pastor Gagaring,
Fe Cruz-Chamberlin, Gunnar Emausson, Ross Navarro,
Evelyn Cadayona, Pabling Afuang, and Pining T. Dalan.
We have received materials from the
Benny Cadang, Protacio Cagandahan, Luis Vitor, Puring
Afurong, and Julian Afurong. To date, we have received
payment for 23 pages.
Reminder: Kindly make the check or
money order payable to: PAETENIANS USA, Inc."
Please DO NOT not put "For Deposit Only"
to give us flexibility for proper endorsement.
AUGUST 19, 2004
1. Since the last update, we have
received additional pledges for nineteen (19) pages:
18 family pages and one business page. The overall
total pledged is now 127 and 1/2 pages.
2. The new pledges came from: Jessie
Cadayona-Contreras, Gina Navarro-De Mesa, Ernesto
Villarin, Col. Frank Quesada (for Balquiedra Clan),
Luis Vitor, Lily Quesada, Tony Val Caday Ludovico,
Abel Madrinan, Imelda Valdres Roque, Fe Valdres,
Rico Cadang, Zomy Abanilla, Dan Dalan, Tom &
Cia Altamero, Larry Baguio, Benny Cadang, Julian
Afurong, Rodolfo Valdecantos, and Col. Carolino.
3. The surge of interest in the memorabilia
was brought about by the e-mail blast sent by Rey
Carolino to hundreds of e-mail addresses. Flyers
on Important News Updates for Balik Paete &
Memorabilia were distributed by all chapters during
their annual fiesta picnic, and we received some
pledges and inquiries due to this.
4. The Paetenians & friends who
attended the SoCal fiesta picnic had a rare chance
to see copy of Balik San Jose 2000 book, the model
book for the Paete Memorabilia. The Villarin &
Abary families from the Northeast brought this model
book to the SoCal picnic. We heard some positive
remarks and hopefully those who saw the model book
will be encouraged to subscribe to our very own
5. Starting immediately, we will
accept advance purchase orders for extra copies
of the Memorabilia book. Members of the family or
clan who subscribed for half or one page, will have
the chance to have a copy of their own. Advance
sales order is important so we would know how many
books more or less should be printed. There will
be only one printing, so make sure that you order
now for extra copies of the Memorabilia.
6. For those who have subscribed,
we just want to remind you that your materials and
payments are due by September 30, 2004. For those
who are still contemplating on whether or not to
subscribe, this is your last chance to be included
in Paete's book of a lifetime. You'll be glad that
you joined in.
July 14, 2004:
1. Since the last update, we
have received pledges for 16 and ½ pages for
an overall total of 108 and ½ pages.
2. The new pledges came from:
Chicago Chapter, Renato Valdellon, Flora Dono, Cecilia
Alberto, Lita V. Madridejos, Edil Navarro, Tacio Cagandahan
(add’l), Odon Fadul, Tino Paelmo, and Ayang
3. We have sent flyers to all
Paetenians Chapters on Important News Updates about
Memorabilia and Balik-Paete, for distribution during
the annual Fiesta Picnic.
4. We have requested Ernie Afurong
of UAE to prepare graphic art design for the cover
where Manny Baldemor’s painting “Simbang
Gabi” will be the centerpiece.
5. The Editor has been in close
contact with Inang Flora N. Filoteo discussing ideas
about the Memorabilia articles, particularly on the
World War II Section.
6. We have added another Contributing
Editor for Metro-Manila under the Matanglawin Organization
, in the person of Flora Lou Cadawas. An article about
the Memorabilia was sent to the Matanglawin Quarterly
Newsette for publication.
7. We have maintained contact
with Mayor Cadayona and other PAETech officers on
Memorabilia Matters. The Mayor suggested the creation
of a Paete Committee on the Memorabilia, with Benny
Cadapan as the Coordinator.
8. Arranged with the Villarin-Abary
families of the Northeast who will be attending the
SoCal picnic to bring and show the model book “Balik
San Jose 2000” to the Californians.
9. Established contact with the
San Josenian who was the Layout & Printing Artist
of the model book to learn more on her publication
experience with the San Jose book.
June 14, 2004
Important Changes and Developments:
1. Deadline extended from
July 31, 2004 to SEPTEMBER 30, 2004 !!! This
is the FINAL DEADLINE. There will be no more extension
after this. The
extension was made to give chance to other people
to join in,
particularly those who have not yet learned about
the project due to lack of
internet access. A mass-mailing campaign will be
made reach out to other
2. The Northeast Officers have
reconsidered the previous requests to
give commissions to various Paetenians Chapters
subscriptions. The commission will be based on the
proportion to the overall NET
PROCEEDS(Gross Proceeds less Printing Costs, Shipping
expenses, Stationery & Supplies, administrative
expenses, etc). Details on
the mechanics will follow including the change in
distribution to Paete Projects beneficiaries.
3. There is now an active involvement
of Mayor-elect Cadayona on the
Balik-Paete and the Memorabilia project. There was
Preliminary meeting of the Working Committee and
the subject will be presented
also in the first meeting of the Sangguniang Bayan.
Among the things
already discussed were: official Paete Photographer,
letters/flyers to be
sent out about the Balik-Paete, and the Memorabilia
project, as well.
4. News about the Memorabilia
to be published in the Matanglawin
Newsette, per agreement with Mrs. Flora Filoteo.
5. We have consulted Col.
Frank Quesada and Mrs. Flora Filoteo for
choosing the World War II articles (most of them
already published in
the Matanglawin Newsette). Permissions to be asked
from the respective
6. We have received the copy
of the paintings from Manny Baldemor and
we have chosen one of his colorful paintings to
be the centerpiece of the colorful hardcover design.
7. Help solicited from Raul
Roque, Saida C. Dulay, and Flora Lou
Cadawas forthe publication campaign, and with the
involvement of the
PAETech (possibly Quinale Elem. School facilities)
for future Memorabilia
8. To date, we have received
a total pledges for 92 pages, with 17
fully paid, with 13 pages already finished Final
Draft, 3 additional pages
received for layout processing, and two paid pages
still awaiting for
their materials. DETAILS ON THE NAMES WILL FOLLOW.
SO WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?
DON’T MISS THIS RARE AND PRECIOUS
OPPORTUNITY TO BE INCLUDED IN PAETE’S BOOK
OF A LIFE TIME. YOU’LL BE GLAD YOU
JOINED IN .
April 19, 2004
Here are the recap of events and
status of pledges:
1. Since the last update (2/14/04) 9 pages of pledges
have been added to bring the total pages pledged
to Sixty-Eight (68) pages.
2. Breakdown of the pledges per area
a) Australia - 1 page (Family)
b) Belgium - 2 pages (Family)
c) California (Northern) – 5 pages ( Family=2;
d) California (Southern) – 13 pages (Family=10;
e) Canada – 14 pages (Family)
f) Chicago - 2 pages (Family= 1; Barkada=1)
g) D.C. - 1 page (Family)
h) Indonesia - 2 pages (Family)
i) Massachusetts 1 page (Family)
j) Northeast - 21 pages (family=18; chapter=3)
k) Philippines - 6 pages (Family=3; Barkada=2; Chapter=1)
3. Draft of Materials received so far:
a) From Virgil – 2 pages of family
history for the Madrinan-Gallardo &
b) From Ruben Cagayat - one page -
history of the Jubilee Club
4. The most number of pages pledged
by a family/clan were from Norma Acala of British
Columbia, Canada. Total of 8 pages
for the families of: Acala/Duy/Aca/ Aseoche/
5. Raul Roque, President of the Alay-Computer
(PAETech), agreed in principle to let subscribers
from Paete to utilize the facilities of the computer
centers (perhaps Quinale) to access and get information
from the Memorabilia website in the Internet, and
to use their scanner, printers, etc. He also plans
to have a special section in school newsletter about
6. Saida Dulay-Cagandahan and Flora
Lou Cadawas both agreed to help the Memorabilia in
advertising/publicizing this project. We are just
waiting for the election period to be over.
Calling the Canada, Chicago and Guam/Saipan Chapters–
we are awaiting for your pledges/subscription for your
respective chapters. It would be nice to have all the
Paetenians Chapters included in the memorabilia book.
Calling also the members of various barkadas and organizations:
Bolero, Jokers, Super King, Wildcat, Dribblers, etc
Let the name and memories of your barkada/organization
live forever by publishing old and new photos, your
group’s history, or their accomplishments through
the years. We encourage the members who now live or
work abroad to sponsor their own barkada/organization
February 14, 2004
- Since last update on 1/25/04, there were 13 more
respondents who pledged for additional 21 pages bringing
the total pages reserved to 59 pages (Composed of
50 family, 1 barkada, 1 Literary and 7 for Chapters
). The new respondents were: Ligaya Acala-Agravia,
Evangeline Duy-Melenchuk, Ruben Cagayat, Nemie Baldemor-Diaz,
Gloria Dalay-Basa-Caguin, Estelita Caguin-Fortin,
PI Southern California (c/o Sonia Adea-Paelmo), Sonia
Balandra, Josefina Cadang, Florencia Chiasson, Sonia
Adea-Paelmo, Fely Baldemor-Dressler, PI-Northeast
(c/o Fred M. Cagayat).
25, 2004 - Received
from 3 respondents reservation of 2 pages each (total
6 pages) and two additional pages from previous respondents.
See Pledges (Reservation)
page for the summary.
January 18, 2004
Posted the Reservation List on the Pledges and Survey
Section. As of today there are sixteen (16) respondents
who have reserved 29 pages in the Family Heritage
Section, and one (1) page for the Intl. Chapter Section
January 13, 2004
Paete Memorabilia Website completed and became the
Information Center of the Memorabilia project.
Survey and Pledges opened to accept
November, 2003 Sent
personal request to Manny Baldemor to create a cover
design. Manny promised to finish one by early 2004.
Mailed out copies of Invitation to Publish, Contracts
and publication guidelines to all Paetenian Chapters’
President/ Chairman, requesting for support and participation.
Lando Malinis to construct a Memorabilia Website.
(President of Paetenians Chapter) became the first
subscriber for a Page in the Family Heritage Section.
He also promised to subscribe a page for the Paete
Chapter, c/o Raul Roque – Treasurer.
Formally announced the Memorabilia project during
the Paetenians – Canada’s Anniversary
- Open Forum.
Information on the Paetenians Mailing List, and
at the Website’s Usap Paete.
Received a copy of Pangilenian’s Family Heritage
Journal from Fred’s High School Classmate, Ted
Balasi. Discussed in length Ted’s experience
and fruits of his labor.
The desire to publish Paete’s own book became
more intense. Paetenians NE officers, after series
of e-mail communication and subsequent meetings, decided
to go ahead with the Paete Memorabilia project.
Copy of Balik San Jose 2000 book brought at the Annual
Fiesta Picnic held at Glen Island Park, New Rochelle,
N.Y. Virgil Madrinan solicited names from those who
were interested in joining the publication.
Copy of Balik San Jose 2000 book shown to the Paetenians
NE officers. The idea of publishing a similar book