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In Memory of Herminigildo C. Ramos
God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be.
So He put His arms around you and whispered “come to me.”
With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away.
Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.
Jancelle Mejilla-Linay was presented with the highest award of distinction as Summa Cum Laude from the prestigious McMaster University Hamilton in Ontario, Canada on June 17, 2011.
Visiting Las Vegas for the Labor Day weekend to end the summer
Cita Belleza celebrates her birthday
This year’s Cavinti fiesta started earlier on July 29th at the Bespiras dinner hosted by Jenny V. Cruz to welcome out-of-town and local resident guests alike.
The celebrations ramped up to the Picnic July 30th where kids and adults enjoyed a wide range of new games which were prepared and facilitated by the Mesina sisters, Liezle Mesina-Trinidad and Jasmin Mesina-Black, daughters of Jimmy and Miner Mesina.
And the fun continues
Forever 21 with the Next generation
Food glorious food!
Living up to expectations, the Cavinti Club of the Greater Toronto Area’s Performing Arts Group once again staged another successful fiesta coup on July 31st with its much anticipated Feature Presentation, this time a spoof of the recent royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Garbed in authentic-looking knocked out wedding regalia, the participants were introduced by Reesa Avelino in her convincing role as the BBC’s host of the event. She also choreographed and directed the show and co-emceed the entire program with Sharon Diaz.
Jenny Villanueva-Cruz, the chairperson for 2011 Fiesta, welcomed all the guests, and delivered an impassioned message of the importance of the annual Cavinti fiesta in the GTA both for the older and younger generations in the GTA.
The Gala Night capped the annual fiesta celebrations.
GINOONG CAVINTI 2011- KIM GERMYL PINILI BERNAS(Bulajo)
GINOONG CAVINTI TOURISM-KIM JOHN MONTOYA(Paowin)
GINOONG CAVINTI FESTIVAL-STEPHEN UMALI DE TORRES(Labayo)
1ST RUNNER-UP- JORIC MARQUEZ(Duhat)
2ND RUNNER-UP- LOIDWIN VILLANUEVA(Mahipon-Lumot)
BINIBINING CAVINTI 2011-ANGELIQUE V. PORCIUNCULA (Anglas)
Bb. Cavinti Tourism-JANE CASTILLO (Bulajo)
Bb. Cavinti Festival-Clarissa C. Abad(Poblacion)
1st Runner-Up-Gene Johsa Oliveros (Paowin)
2nd Runner-Up- Mary Ann Perillo (Bangco)
Hong Kong is among the countries the Cavintinians fly to for greener pastures. Hence, there are many Cavintinians in Hong Kong, most especially females. Just as our other town mates who have gone off the jurisdiction of Cavinti, they have carried with them admirable customs and traditions inherent of a true Cavintinian. They have shown in the pictures following their celebtation of the traditional Cavinti fiesta.
Mrs. Leona Villanueva Gahon spearheaded the annual celebration of the Cavinti fiesta in southern California.
Saturday, Aug 6th, Mrs. Gaahon and members of the organizing committee arrived early to have the place ready for the Cavinti Fiesta celebration in Southern California
Last Saturday, August 6, 2011, Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Folley, nee Raquel Esguerra, of Leicestershire, England hosted the celebration of the Feast of the Transfiguration for the Cavinti Londoners. This event has never failed to draw the Cavintinians from the various parts of England to attend the affair.
Cavinti Fiesta celebration in Leicestershire, England
In a recent gathering here in Toronto, an old acquaintance whom I’ve not seen for ages blurted out in a very typical Cavinti Taglish (Tagalog-English) accent, “Yae, you still look great,” then with a wink, wink and naughty smile she trailed off with the opt-quip mostly directed at seniors, “At least for your age, hamo ka”.
The 400-year Old Cavinti Church and the Myths Around it
From the vantage point of the old belfry we would gaze at the breathtaking majesty of the unfolding vista: undulating landscape of verdant hills and valleys
As were most of typical small towns, Cavinti in the early ‘50s was a slow paced laid-back community that I fondly remember, yet it had the amenities that made the living easy.
Cavinti in the early 1950’s had quaint characteristics that are always part of my nostalgia. One such characteristic was a number of vintage houses with main features of thatched anahaw roof, split bamboo flooring (sasag) and sawali walls (flat bamboo matting), and the native capiz shell window panes.
In 1957 my generation, i.e. those born in 1943-1944, had our coming of age when we enrolled in the high school, a rite of passage into our pre-teenage years.
On Saturday, July 3, 2011, at 3:00 o’clock in the morning, my RV was on the road again. Cita and I, together with some friends: Cynthia and Rodil, as well as their daughter Channel; Nestor and Dina with their daughter Angelene; and Ellen, a sister of Dina were on the RV bound for the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The drive from West Covina, CA to Grand Canyon lasted for seven hours, but in spite of the long drive, everybody enjoyed the cool early morning breeze.
The Grand Canyon is more than a great chasm carved over millennia through the rocks of the Colorado Plateau. It is more than an awe-inspiring view. Its beauty and size humble us. In its vast spaces we may find solace from our hectic lives.
Late in the afternoon of the same day, after satisfying our sight on one of the best natural wonders in the United States, the party boarded the RV again to spend the rest of the weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada, a four-hour drive from the Grand Canyon.
On Saturday, May 14, 2011, the funeral of Hon. Dominador L. Cabuhat, took place in Allen, Texas, a city next to Plano where the Cabuhat family lives. Family members, relatives, townmates and friends convened at the Turrentine Jackson Morrow in Ridgewood Memorial Park for the farewell memorial rites.
The last city in Texas is Texarkana; likewise, the first city in Arkansas is Texarkana. Texarkana, founded in 1873, is a good target for historical buffs who want a little “buffing” as well. The town is really a twin city as State Line Avenue joins Texarkana, AR with Texarkana, TX. State Line Avenue is the site of Texarkana's Federal Building and Courthouse, which physically occupies two states. For a relaxing getaway, this double city is indeed a site to enjoy.
Helen Fe (nee Belleza) was named Teacher of the Year by the Santa Ana Unified School District for her tireless work and exemplary dedication to students in Orange County, California.
For young people, anyone over 30 is old; but, if you’re an octogenarian, you’re considered antique! In actuality, those who reach 70 and beyond, the wisdom of their years is something that the young generation should be envious of. And for Lilly Belleza, who turned 81 on April 27, 2011, there is a lot to be envious about.
A group of Cavintinians from southern California, composed mostly of my “barkada” and some close friends went on a shopping trip at the Camarillo Premium Outlet Mall on Saturday, April 30, 2011.
First let me introduce our mother…she was born in Cavinti, Laguna as Victoria Conde Principe on November 17. Her parents were Hugo Principe and Maxima de Leon Conde Principe
Happy birthday, Ellen! May you have more blessings, good health and success today and always!!!”