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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Record of Meeting - April 13, 2014

(Gin Cababa, 16 April 2014)

Sunday, January 12, 2014

In Loving Memory of Dr. Bienvenido C. Reyes

(Mark Reyes and Gin Cababa, 11 January 2014)

Hello all,

My name is Mark Reyes, son of Dr. Bienvenido C. Reyes. I am using his personal e-mail to notify you that my father past away on January 7, 2014.

If you would like to attend the funeral service the details are listed below. Please feel free to forward them the information.

Service Information:


Friday, January 17, 2014
03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Palm Northwest Mortuary
6701 North Jones Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89131


Friday, January 17, 2014
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Palm Northwest Mortuary
6701 North Jones Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89131

Funeral Service

Saturday, January 18, 2014
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
St John NeumannCatholic Church
2575 W El Campo Grande
North Las Vegas, NV 89031

Committal Service

Saturday, January 18, 2014
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Palm Mortuary - Northwest
6701 North Jones Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89131

For the website and additional information please follow the link below.

Please visit the Obituary for Bienvenido C. Reyes

Thank You,
Mark Reyes
Reyes Family

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Aparri International, Inc. | An Invitation for a Meeting and Oath Taking

(Gin Cababa, 4 January 2014)

INVITATION:: Please plan to attend our next meeting:

When:    Sunday (January 12, 2014) Start at 12:00 Noon          
Where:   Rom Reyes Residence
              Tel: 818-653-5315
              1708 Tenshaw Place, Los Angeles, CA 90041

As usual this is a Pot Luck: Please bring your favorite dish.

Agenda of the meeting:
  1. President's Report
  2. Treasurer's Report
Oath Taking of Incoming Board: By Danny Singson

Thank you and see you all at the meeting.

Elnora L. Florendo
Aparri International, Inc.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Aparri International, Inc. | Officers and Board of Directors for 2014-2015

(Gin Cababa, 15 December 2013)

As a result of the election last night, I am happy to announce the following Officers and Board of Directors for 2014-2015.

            President:                                 None (Still open for nomination)
            First Vice President:                 Ernie Reyes
            Second Vice President:             Harry Doniego
            Secretary:                                  Daisy Baquiran-Noblejas
            Treasurer:                                  Estelita Parel-Purino
            Auditor:                                     Fe Reyes
            Area Coordinator West:            Rey Furigay
            Area Coordinator East:             Josie Yabes-Smith
            Area Coordinator Others:         Ernie Corpuz
            Ex-Officio                                 Elnora Florendo

The amendment of the by-laws also was approved by the general members and two (2) other Board of Directors were added unanimously as follows:

            Area Coordinator Philippines:             Tita Leabres (nominated)
            Past President to Board:                       Gin Cababa (accepted)

Congratulations to the New Board of Directors.

Thank you for submitting your ballot during this election. Please continue supporting our goals.

See minutes of meeting below:


In Loving Memory of Mrs. Alice Feri

(Gin Cababa, 15 December 2013)

It is with sad note that another Aparriano, Alice Feri, passed away yesterday (Friday Dec 13th) in the Philippines. May she rest in Peace with the Lord. Let's pray for God's continuing comfort for the family. Alice was married to the late Atty. Magno Salvadera. Her body lies at Fairview St. Perter's Chapel thru Thusday Dec 19th. Interment will be at Loyola Memorial. Survived by her siblings Ernie and Perla. More information to come.

To all Aparrianos, we ask you to say a prayer for the eternal repose of her soul.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

In Loving Memory of Mrs. Carmen Pagalilauan Muniz

(Gin Cababa, 14 Novemeber 2013)

To All Aparrianos,

Our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the Muniz family on the passing of their beloved mother, Carmen Pagalilauan Muniz, from Aparri who died the other day (Tuesday November 12th).  We wish the family peace as she goes thru this difficult time of grief. Praying that our Lord's compassionate love lead to her journey of her Creator.  She is survived by her children Linda, Cholly,, Chit, Ricardo "Ding", Connie, Pepito, Marrizon, Maripaz, Ma  Guadalupe, Vicente Jr.

Interment will be in Aparri on Nov 20th. For more information please contact Linda Muniz Cruz at 1635 Dusty Ridge, Missouri, TX 77459,  email address: aparri2003@yahoo.com.

To all Aparrianos, we ask you to say a prayer for the eternal repose of her soul.

From all of us at Aparri International Inc.

Friday, November 8, 2013

In Loving Memory of Mr. Manuel Taguba

(Gin Cababa, 07 November 2013)

To All Aparrianos,

It is with sad note that another Aparriano and former ASAT faculty member, Manuel Taguba, passed away November 6, 2013 in Washington, DC. May he rest in Peace with the Lord. Let's pray for God's continuing comfort for the family. Manuel is survived by his wife, Corazon Quilling Taguba, daughter Aida Taguba-Cabrigas, sons Nelson & Manuel Jr. "Maning" is the son of the late Demetrio & Laureana Taguba. His son Nelson Taguba can be reach at 310 Potomac Ridge Drive, Fort Washington, MD 20714. Email address: nelsontaguba@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Annual Meeting and Christmas Party - 2013

(Gin Cababa, 05 November 2013)

As the year 2013 approaching to an end, it is that time to have an Annual General Members Meeting and to nominate the upcoming Board of Directors for 2014-2015 of our association. Your continued support is appreciated. See below....

Message from the President

(Gin Cababa, 05 November 2013)

To all my Kailians and Gagayems from Aparri, Cagayan:

Thank you all for giving me the opportunity to serve you as President of the Aparri International, Inc. which is based in California, USA for the years 2012 and 2013.  It was a great experience for me to have been able to help especially the less-fortunate people of Aparri with the very successful Medical/Dental Mission in Aparri, Cagayan held last May 13 and 14, 2012.   We were also able to bond with our dear friends from Aparri who are based in the East Coast and which created closeness between the East Coast and West Coast members.  They were all so nice to have accommodated us during our visit in Maryland, Washington D.C. and New York City.  Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.  Special mention to then Mayor Ismael Tumaru and his lovely wife,  Dr. Shalimar Tumaru,  donors Dr.  Narciso Ma. Azurin,  Dr. Eleanor Verzosa-Azurin,  Dr. Rodolfo Tabila,  Ms. Arce Olanes of Minanga, Aparri,  Dometila Chua del Valle, Letty Alvarado-Agatep, Josie Espartero-Andres, Mila Donato-Gavieres, Mr. Od Deseo, Linda Muniz-Cruz, Zeny Asuncion-Nace and Veronica Lansi-Co. My apology for names not mentioned.   We also had some small charitable deeds done like the "Feeding the Hungry in L.A." sometime last January 2012.  Our term also was able to clarify and straighten our banking and financial status and we have a new account with Wells Fargo Bank.   Last July 12 and 13,  we had the Aparri International Inc.  Grand Reunion in Las Vegas where we had the rare chance to bond with friends and acquaintances, classmates, schoolmates, batchmates, family and neighbors from Aparri that we hadn't seen in ages.  It was a huge success and we had a blast!!!  Thank you to all who had attended, joined, donated, and most of all prayed for the huge success of the reunion.  As a result, we had a gross amount of more than $14,000 in the bank per our last meeting last September 2013.  Last but not the least,  I would like to thank my high school classmate,  Mr. Domingo Barga for establishing and starting the "Good News Aparri"  which is a newsletter about Aparri here and around the world.  The "Christmas Drive in Aparri 2013"  will not happen this year but will just incorporate with the next medical mission in Aparri for the next term. As the year 2013 approaching to an end I would like to extend my sincere thanks to our fellow officers of the organization especially Gin Cababa who stood by me all the way.

I would also like to share to everyone the expenses incurred in the Medical/Dental Mission in Aparri last May 13 and 14, 2012.  Expenses in Aparri, Cagayan amounted to $4,648.19 and in the US was $1,372.98 so the overall total expenses for the medical dental/mission was $6,021.17.   I was handed $5,000 by the organization to spend for the mission.  The difference of $1,021.17 was from my own pocket and my Asiana Airways ticket which was  $1,058 was also from my own money.  All receipts and computations are with our treasurer, Janette Macatiag de Rivera.  I hope,  this will clear up any doubts as to the money spent......  ABUNADO PO AKO and that's okay.  Anything for our organization..... and  I will gladly support any activities in the future.  For those who know me,  I never cheated or spent money that is entrusted to me by this organization.

On December 14,  2013, we will have the Aparri International, Inc. Christmas Party 2013 which will be held at the Patio de Manila of Rhome Reyes.  It will start at 3:00 pm to hold the Annual General Members meeting, election of officers for the years 2014-2015 and Proposed Amendment of By-laws. Please send in your nominations for the officers by November 9, 2013.    Let's nominate good and deserving Aparrianos to assure us of a strong leadership based on strict ethical codes. 

Again,  I thank you all and I remain...

Very truly yours,

Ms. Elnora L. Florendo
Aparri International, Inc. 2012-2013

Saturday, July 13, 2013

New Cagayan Airport Set To Open

MANILA, Philippines - The Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) announced that a new airport in the northern Luzon province is expected to open by the 4th quarter.

The $34.2-million Cagayan International Airport in Lal-lo, Cagayan is a joint venture between CEZA and a private consortium that CEZA did not identify in a statement on Friday, March 8.

The new airport is expected to complement the Cagayan Freeport, an economic zone 12 hours from Manila. The new facility will cut down travel time to the logistics hub into a one-hour plane ride and a 40-minute drive.

"The realization of this project shall intensify investment and tourism opportunities, especially of related ventures such as flying school, medical and other support system for the airport crew and tourism facilities," said Jose Mari B. Ponce, CEZA's Administrator and CEO.

Ponce said that the airport's 2.1-kilometer-long runway was completed in December 2012 and could accommodate an Airbus A320 aircraft. Officials from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) tested the runway on February 19. Airport development started in 2009.

Ponce said that contractors are working to complete the construction of a paved apron and tarmac, a control tower and a terminal building. The facilities are expected to meet International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards.

Ponce added that there is a possibility that the new airport may serve the Asian business aircraft sector. "For this venture, we are eyeing mainland China as a market where hundreds of business jets are being parked at Hong Kong International Airport, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Macau and other Asian airports at high rates and restricted air spaces."

"Considering the more or less an hour flight from the neighboring Asian airports and with the vast and cheap raw land readily available at the Cagayan (Lal-lo) International Airport, its potential for this booming industry is very promising," he added.

There are also plans to add facilities such as typhoon-resistant hangars, refueling stations, maintenance and repair facilities and advanced ground handling units. - Rappler.com


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