Volume XVII No. 2


16 May 2009


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The annual turogpo and Pasungay animal fights held every Black Saturday at Barangay Camansi, Carigara, Leyte attracts a big crowd every year with an increasing number of foreign tourists and visitors. This year's event drew an even larger crowd than last year.

The traditionally staged Turogpo is a contest between two carabaos or two horses. The entry that runs away, leaving the arena is of course the loser. The contests visually end with a carambola, when several horses or carahaos are set loose in the arena to fight among themselves. The entry that stays in the arena longest is declared the winner.

The animal contests are usually preceded by parlor games sponsored by tile SK Council of Camansi, Such as powder blowing contest line breaking the pot and polo sebo.

A Program held after the parlor games were emceed by Ma. Clara B. Gayas, Head Teacher of Camansi Elementary School. and Virgiriio U. Tanipol Jr. Pre-School Teacher of Carigara 11 Central School

Winner- of the animal contests were:

a. Carabao Ttirogpo

1st place winner            entry of Gil L Parena & Milo F. Jurillo            

2tid place winner            entry of Hon. Pilotio lnalisan & Salvador Caneso            

3t-d place winner            entry of Panfilo Iigutitan & Rodolfo Yacap

b. Horse Turogpo

3 pairs of entry won with prize- of P2.000.00 each.

c. Carambola (Cock-fighting)

Best cock from Brgy Macalpi won. Macalpi is one of a cluster of barangays under Hon. Dennis N. Garay.

Consolation prizes were also given to participants. Hon. Amanclo B. Bodo, Kagawad of Brgy. Camansi served as Emcee and Arbiter during the fights.

VIPs present were Sec.  Sergio A. F. Apostol. Leyte Governor Carlos Jericho Petilia and his wife. Congresswoman 'Trinidad Go Apostol of the 2nd District, Leyte; Hon. Mayor Anlie Go Apostol, Vice Mayor Ulpiano Arpon Jr.  Hon. SB Members Joenlee C. Larraga, Steve Go, Benito Go Jr., Dennis N. Garay. Anabella N. Crisostomo. and Santiago Gil Lioren; SK Fed. Pres. Andriano Liovia, Brgy. Captains from various barangays, Municipal Administrator Myla L. Aguilar, SB Secretary Ismael C. Lloren. Librarian Cliarlotelyn Miranda. etc.

In his message during the program Gov. Petilia said that one of his priority projects for Brgy. Camansi is the fencing of the "Turogpo" area to improve safety and crowd control.

In response to this Congresswoman Apostol thanked him for his attention and support for all the projects of barangays. She said that her office will continue to forge ties in prompt implementation of programs and projects in Carigara

Both requested the owners of the land to donate the area for fencing

The first Turogpo was held on the lands of Telesforo Bodo 226 years ago and was held every. Good Friday, It was reset to Black Saturday on the request of the late Palo Bishop Cipriano Urgel to maintain the "holiness" of Good Friday and give more time to the organizers and sponsors of Turogpo. 

As part of Mayor Anlie Go Apostol's program to help secondary graduating students in their self - assessment and career planning, "Career Guidance and Counseling Programs" were conducted on March 23 and 25, 2009 in every high school in the municipality-Holy Cross College of Carigara (HCCC), Carigara School of Fisheries (CSF), Carigara National High School (CNHS), Main Campus and Jugaban Annex.

Participants gained important information on 

a) course offerings in every school, 

b) career options; 

c) type of academic and occupational training needed to succeed in the workplace; and 

d) post secondary opportunities that are associated with their field of interest.

Success in implementing the programs was due toThe Dept. of Labor and Employment (DOLE) of Region VIII through its facilitators: lmelda M. Codilan, Economist 111, DOLE Northern Leyte Field Office, and Gemma M. Gaspang, Labor and Employment Officer 11, DOLE Northern Leyte Field Office, Myia 1. Aguilar, Municipal Administrator and her staff. 

A coordinated effort of the Dept. of Agriculture,

Regional Field Unit Vill (DA-RFU 8), the office of the Provincial Agriculturist of Leyte (OPA, Leyte), the Agriculture Training Institute Vill (ATI-8), and the Local Government Unit of Carigara, through the Municipal Agriculture Office, conducted a "Season- long Fairness Field School" Training on Rice Production. One training program was conducted at Brgy. Cutay from December 2008 to March 2009, another one at Brgy. Canal from January to April 2009.

It was a hands-on training program which aimed to develop the skills of farmers to become expert decision-makers on their own farms and equip them with the analytical ability to analyze the cause and effect relationship of the damage caused by defoliators on rice plants. This is an environmental friendly technology that reduces the cost of production of rice and increases the yields and profitability of the rice farmers. 


Mayor Anlie Go Apostol and Leyte Gov. Carlos Jericho Petiiia jointly exhorted the youth to indulge in Sports in order to harness their potentials. In this regard, a Summer Badminton Tournament was opened on March 2009, which was organized, by Alvin Obaob and Hon. SB Member Anabella N. Crisostomo.

Winners received cash prizes and trophies.

As sports enthusiasts, Mayor Anlie Go Apostol of Carigara and Leyte Governor Carlos Jericho Petilla encouraged the youth and everyone to be active in sports, as it will keep them healthy in mind and body. 


A party organized by the municipal employees and officials last April 6, 2009 at the LGU grounds pleasantly surprised Mayor Anlie Go Apostol, on her 40th birthday.


Joan Panal Mantapas, born to Roger Maniapas and Zenaida I. Panal, graduated Cum Laude, Bachelor of Science in Management Accounting at Eastern Visayas State University Tacloban City, on March 28, 2009.


Darantinao clan celebrated their annual reunion on May 3, 2009 at A.T.A. Memorial Central School 

Bodo clan, May 2, 2009, at A.T.A. Mem. Central School

Javines clan, April 26, 2009, at A.T.A. Mem. Central Sch.

Caballes "bulad" clan, April 26, 2009, Jao Sevilla mini Gymnasium

Petallana clan, April 18, 2009, Jao Sevilla mini gym.

Obero clan, April 25, 2009, Kan Gara Gymnasium            

Narbonita clan, April 24, 2009, Payong-payong San Mateo           

Condalor clan, May 9, 2009, Kan Gara Gymnasium


The following policemen of PNP-Carigara were recently promoted:

SP03 Teodorico Lucelo from SP02            

SP03 Rito Fallomina from SP02            

SP03 Ernie Rocha from SP02            

P02 Bryan Pensona ftom PO I            

P02 Ted Dennis Clemencio from POI


Lowie Romagne Sayas Gaviola recently passed the Board Examination for Numing last Nov. 29-30,2008. She is the daughter of Jose Ralph and Reza Gaviola of Jugaban, Carigara, Leyte

Edmar Padulla Petallana from Jugaban, Carigara, passed the Board Examination for nursing last Nov.29-30, 2008

The following passed the Principal Management Aptitude Test (PMAT) of Carigara 11 District, March 2009:

1, Mrs Lucia Nartea Cortres, Head Teacher of Tinaguban Elem School and District ALS Coordinator

2, Mr. Raul Lauro Miralles, Head Teacher of Macalpi Elem. School and District Sports Coordinator

3. Mrs. Jovena Sicadsicad Tadefa, Gr. V Teacher of the Central School and President of Carigara Teachers League

4. Mrs. Beatriz Panal Artoza, Gr. 5 Teacher of Macalpi Elem.. School


Reynaldo Aguilar, 63, 1 May 2009

Lino dela Pena Ibanez, 58, 23 April 2009

Felipe Naagas Grabador, 73, 20 April 2009

Ma. Paz R. Canasta, 66, 19 April 2009

Leoncia Seneca Majam, 91, 19 April 2009

Sixta Capablanca Nivera, 94, 24 April 2009

Jose "Pepe" Lloren, Carigara's "versatile" pianist, 71, 19 May 2009


Rodrigo Tabada, son of Filomeno Tabada and Lucrecia Rocha, married Myma Lucelo, daughter of Benjamin Lucelo and Selma Nitura, on May 10, 2009.

Rojalde Ligo, son of Celestino Ligo, married Jennifer Gabomes, daughter of Manuel Gabomes and Feliciana Gacillos, on May 22, 2009.

Vicente Corbe Jr., son of Vicente -Corbe Sr. and Vivencia Pamanian, married Elbie Uribe, daughter of Valentin Uribe and Marianita Quimno, on April 13, 2009 at Dasmarinas, Cavite. 


Carigara Municipal Library gratefully acknowledges the following donations:

Ms. Dely Anopol Del Mundo 29 Educational Cards, 47 Children's books, 65 Student's and Teacher's References

I set of 20 Encyclopedia Britannica: Macropedia, I set of Encyclopedia Britannica: Micropedia, 13 Yearbooks, set of 96 pcs. Toys: Bears Family, 2 Videocassette tapes, I Globe, and Cash for painting of fence, and other books.

Dr. Rodoffo Eusebio -            25 Reference books            

Cassidy Elem. School-            14 computer books            

Ma. Paz A. Makabenta-            21 novels            

Mary Mount thru the effort of  Ms. Maribeth Llaneta            128 Elementary Textbooks            

Dorotea Borgueta            30 titles            

Ronilda Fama            3 titles            

Mr. & Mrs. Anastacio and Juanita Caballes            

14 Magazines 

Binisaya-English, English-Binisaya Dictionary,
2nd. Edition, Revised


Carigara, 600 Years of History
In a Town in Leyte


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The 36th Grand Alumni Homecoming of the Holy Cross College of Carigara Alumni Association this year proved quite exemplifying from almost all accounts of the homecoming agenda. Hosted by Class 1984, the activities were successful despite the impact of the global economic crunch. There were the usual parade and talent competitions, among others, anchored on the theme: "Philippine Festivals Celebrations in One!

Winners in all categories were recognized and awarded with Plaques of Appreciation, specifically the Parade category and the Cultural Presentations. In the overall account. Class 1997 won the Grand Prize, etching a name for themselves.

Limelighting this year's homecoming celebration was the Search for the Most Popular Alumni of the, Year. This popularity contest has become the association's paradigm of adding another dimension of extending support to all its projects and to the Alma Mater, the Holy Cross Academy, and now Holy -Cross College of Carigara. This year the fund raising activity resulted in the victory of Concordia Loyola Pami of Class 1984 and Delfin Aguilar of -Class 1969 as the "Alumni King and Queen 2009." The first runners-up were Fe Makabenta and Feliberto Florendo, while the second runners-up were Judith Lagera and Enrico Estrada.

From the Search net proceeds of P126, 766.33, a certain percent was turned over to the HCCC Administration, earmarked for school projects. In addition, the Scholarship Fund and the share from registration fees were allocated for Alumni projects and for the initial Scholarship Fund for the mother chapter (Carigara) starting this year.

The Alumni Queen was crowned by outgoing Queen Rosario D. Obaob (Class 1983) assisted by the Alumni Association President, Atty. Fidelina Q. Grapilon, and outgoing King Reynaldo Darantinao.

Part of the homecoming agenda was the recognition of Alumni Board and Bar passers from year 2008 through 2009, during the Fellowship Night. In his Welcome address, Eugene Bodo Macalaiag, Host Class President, encouraged the crowd to enjoy and share in the joys of the occasion.

In appreciation, Atty. Grapilon, expressed her thanks to all the classes who worked hard for the success of the homecoming this year and in the past. Sister M. Anthony Kuizon, O.S.F., Directress of HCCC, also acknowledged with the same appreciation and gratitude the countless support of the HCCC Alumni Association, through the years, and all alumni here and elsewhere.

In a simple yet symbolic ceremony, the turnover of the "hosting of the homecoming activities winded up the Grand Fellowship Night. Masters of Ceremony were Dennis Fernandez and Noemi Sabay Lizardo.

As a farewell, the Alumni Classes gathered for the last time in a Party-by-the-bay, with fun and frolics, at the LGU grounds

Leonora R. Reamillo, HCCC Faculty 


Carigara Athletes Win at EVRAA Meet


Carigara athletes (Boys and Girls), from the Carigara National High School, Main, brought home Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals after competing in, the ARNIS event during the East Visayas Region Athletics Assn. (EVRAA) meet held on March 29 to April 3, 2009.

The victorious martial arts students who beat opponents coming from thirteen (13) delegations in Region 8 are:

A. Combat-Full Contact

Maitha Abadilla - Extra Sight Division, Gold (a Palaro Athlete)

Queenielyn Venturina            Flyweight Division, Silver 

Mary Joy Tagpis                      Pin weight Division, Bronze 

Angel Sandal                           Bantam Weight Div., Bronze

B. Boys Anew Competition

1. Julius Florendo, Elano Lianza, And Sonnyboy Batis - Synchronized                                                              Double Baston, Gold

2. Garry Iriandez                  - Solo Baston, Silver

3. Elano Lianza                    - Double Baston, Silver

C. Girls Anew Competition

I.            Angel Sandal                      Solo Baston, 5th placer            

2.            Mary Joy Tagpis               Double Baston,   Silver            

3.            Mary Joy Tagpis, Maitha Abadilia, & 

              Christine Urmeneta           Synchronized Double Baston, Silver            

4.            Angel Sandal, Mary Joy Tagpis, &   

               Queen ielyn Venturina     Synchronized Single   Baston, Gold

The Trainer was Glerio Urmeneta and the Coaches were Gladys Apilado and Ricky Parena

The best athletes will represent Region 8 in the Palarong Pambansa on April 27-May 3, 2009 in Tacloban City.

Success was also attributed to their School Principal, Mr. Nino Angelo S. Mendoza, and Elizabeth M. Ferreras, Head Teacher 111. 



Crafting the Citizen's Charter Prioritized by Mayor Apostol 

 In an effort to further improve LGU-Carigara services to the public, Hon. Anlie Go Apostol directed the 'crafting of the Citizen's Charter in cooperation with the Department of Interior and Local Government headed by Ronald Acebedo, Municipal Local Government Office Officer in compliance with R.A. 9485 of the Anti-Red Tape Law. 

The charter serves as the tool or benchmark to: 
a) promote good governance, fair practices in delivery of public services, 
b) give information with respect to various services provided by the LGU-Carigara, 
c) ensure transparency, and 
d) making the administration and its employees accountable and citizen friendly. Thus, it highlights the administration's commitment towards its clients and responsibility among its officials and staff. 

On April 20-24, 2009, municipal employees including the heads of offices were convened for a day, an Orientation Workshop as the first step In the crafting process. They were evaluated on the kind of services they provided in their respective offices and tried to correct the existing system in the delivery of public service to a more effective one by formulating measures or standards with response time for its delivery, the step-by-step guide on how to avail of the service. 

Presentation of specified standards by each office will be scheduled as the next step. By the end of these series of activities, it is hoped that the LGU-Carigara would have developed its service standards and be able top guarantee the quality and accessibility of its services to the public.

The orientation came out to be a successful activity and an enjoyable experience to all participants for it was done in an open forum or participatory method.
Married couples of Reproductive Age (MACRA) from selected barangays of Carigara underwent a one- day Orientation on Responsible Parenting and Natural Family Planning. 

This is a year-round activity spear- headed by the Provincial Population Office, which aims to educate and motivate married couples on Natural Family Planning and organize them on a Responsible Parenting Movement (RPM) at the barangay level.

Barangays of Carigara, which have been provided with this orientation, are Visoria West and East, Parena, Uyawan, Canal, Tagak, Tangnan, Rizal, and San Juan. 

The orientation modules include the following topics: 
a) Responsible Parenthood, 
b) Duties and Responsibilities of Parents, 
c) Marriage and Family Relationships, 
d) Rome Management and Budgeting, 
e) Mother and Child Health Care, and 
f) Natural Family Planning Objectives, Methods, and Techniques.

The team composed of four trained discussants from the different offices of LGU-Carigara who conducted the orientation were Cerefina C. Uribe of the Rural Health Unit; Bella M. Rivera of the Municipal Agriculture Office; Aida L. Paner of the Municipal Social Welfare and Development office; and Maria Belinda P. Alberca of the Municipal Population Office.


I .            An pakigsankay diri harumamay            
May mga sangkay nga diri matatapuran            
An iba naman sina Diyos an pakig-angay            
An "ANIGO CON TIONE" an aton paglikyan.
2.            May pagkaon nga de presyo pero diri recomendado            
Sugad hin junk food nga dako an affect            
Asay pili-a ta an pagkaon nga nutrisvos            
Kay ha gilayon an panlawas hin sustansiya matutupos.
3.            An kahimugso ban politika maupay in panuyo            
Aada la han tawo nga dudumara            
May-ada tuptop han katawhan an pagserbisyo            
 An iba liwat personal la an panuvo nira.
4.            Ha mga advertisement iba iba an saysay
Mga pasalida usahay mga maglaw-ay
May ada naman lubos an ira pag-aghat.
 "Parental guidance" kinahanglan an katapat.
5.            Mga issues ha telebisyon ira pinapakita            
Programa han gobyemo nga makalilipay            
Mga oposisyon kadam-an waray war-ay pagsuporta            
Kay one-way kono an ira panagbalay.
6.            An panayon diri usahay matatapuran            
Sering ni Kuya Kim weather weather lang            
Mga tropikal stonn han pagasa ipinapasabot            
Usahay tikwaii ban issue nga ira guinpapasabot.
7.            Ha adlaw-adlaw naton nga pagialaktan            
Pag-ikmat sankayhan imo paggawi            
An kinabubi ta Ginoo la an maaram            
Lakat han pan2idaron ha tuna kita mapa-oli
8.            Ha aton panarabahuan damo in makalilipay
May ada liwat sagabal ha adlaw ngatanan
Aada ha imo an baton nga pakibagay
Pag-establish hin rapport co-workers pag-ataman.
9.            An kalibutan damo na in tawo            
Competensiya hin panarabahoan aragaw nga doro            
Expertise versus politika in usahay nagtitimbang            
Con makatrabaho ka dako nga grasya waray makaurulang
10.            Kadam-an han Pinoy ha langyawan ambisyon
Duro dako nga kuwarta iya guintatadong '
Bis ka masingain sangkay ayaw paglimbong
Tapuri an imo kalugaringon ug Makagarahum.
11.            Bisan han mga sarakyan kita guinkikita
Mga tawo nga hold-aper kampon han yawa
Pagiusad ha balay ayaw kita hingalimot P
agtawag sa Diyos kay aton hiya magburuot.
12.            Ini ngatanan tawhanon nga inop ug paniantaw            
Tikang ha pagsirang ug katunod han adiaw            
Waray kita mahihimo con diri niya igtugot            
Hiya Ian in maaram kinahanglan in pagtuo mahugot.
- Louie C. De Guzman
Head Teacher, Bar. Sur ES , Carigara I District
One never notices what has been done; one can onlj, see
what remains to be done .......
Marie Curie (1867-1934) Polish chemist. Letter to her brother, 18 March 1894.


Kon gusto mo gud mapaiba Para ikaw makaginhawa Sangkay, ayaw pagruhaduha Buhat o gius ngan tikangi na!

Tikangi na pagtrabaho Diin ka man mapasingadto Ha magkadurodilain man Nga bungto, basta mayda hibaro

Hibaro mo adton panuyo Katikangan hin pagbabago Nga ginhihingyap han mga tawo "Bulig pagpauswag han bungto"

Karisyo daw kon magkaada Pagkatitirok, pagkirigta Para maglipay an kada tagsa Masolusyonan an problema

Problem, taw-i la iton Para diri lumagas dayon Pagbabago na ginhihingyap Kon waray "pagsisikap" 

Kapawa na nagpapahalipay Butang na napakahusay Kinaadman na hinay-hinay Nagpapadig-on daw, Sangkay

Ikaw mismo mapapakyas Ayaw kahulop, pag-antos la Papaatras ka naman Pinas? Kamakalolooy mo man la!

Pamatii mga kabataan Paglaom kamo siring ni Rizal Ayaw gud pagsubad kan Juan Nga paraglubak hin aragian.

Kamo an tingug han mga tawo Di-unan-o man nga panhinabo Ikaw mismo mayda reklamo Ano, san-o, diin, tipaunan-o?

Tikangi samtang temprano pa Buksi iyo hunahuna lgpukrat an iyo mga mata Para makit-an an kapawa.

Recently, some selected barangays of Carigara have been visited by representatives from the provincial government office, led by Sister Eloisa David, O.S.F. and her staff, in coordination with Mrs. Maria Belinda P. Alberca, Municipal Nutrition Action Officer and Municipal Population Officer, to conduct "Parents Orientation" regarding the Supplemental Feeding Pro- gram sponsored by the Archdiocese of Palo in cooperation with the Provincial Government thru Governor Carlos Jericho Petilia, dubbed "Feed My Starving Children."

Barangays identified to benefit the program were Visoria East and West, San Mateo, Parena, Barugohay Central, Guindapanan East and West for a high incidence rate of malnourished children aged 0-6 years old. Sister Eloisa David stressed that parents should always be concerned on their children's health "dahil sila ang pagasa ng Bayan."

Sister David also talked on the on-going programs of the provincial government t which will be provided to constituents particularly the indigents in the barangays, namely: 
1) "Plant a Malungay Tree Program" in every household, 
2)"Target Zero Programa Rehestro" for non-registrants at the Civil Registry, 
3)"Free Certificates of Registration from the National Statistics Office, 
4) Free Phil-Health membership. Also Sister David disseminated the on-going enrollment on Welding and Pipefitting Course offered by ARADO Foundation, Inc. at Brgy. Lingayon, Alang-alang, Leyte, a program for employment here and abroad. 


One of the targets of DepEd is to complete all incomplete elementary schools of the country. In this regard, Carigara 11 District prides itself of meeting this target. It has already completed its two incomplete elementary schools: Cogon Elementary School in 2008 and Sta. Fe Elementary School in 2009

Cogon ES, on a lot donated by Atty. Fernando T. Tonolete and family was pioneered in the 1960s by three distinguished teachers: Mrs. Tarcela BuileceT, Miss Julia Arguelles, and the late Mrs. Milagros Aguilos-Peflaranda. For decades, Cogon Primary School had only Grades I-IV classes. It was oniy in June 2007 that it started offering Gr. V and Gr. VI the following year. Then on March 27, 2008, it had its first Graduation exercises with 13 graduates. Its first valedictorian was Michael Angelo Brier and the guest speaker was Mrs. Chanda Arguelles Florendo. a teacher of Binibihan ES.

The completion of Cogon ES was spearheaded by Mrs. Bernardita C. Nivera, the district supervisor, supported by the cluster head, Mrs. Editha S. Macalinao, HT-3, the Brgy. Council headed by Hon. Julito Quintana, the GPTCA headed by its President, Aida Lirom, three young teachers -Mrs. Maryrose Dacallos(Grs. I & 11 teacher), Miss Loida Edang (111 & IV) and Mr. Randy Capalar (V & VI), and Mayor Anlie Go Apostol with Cong. Ebbie Go Apostol. who nicely repaired the school buildings.

Sta. Fe Elem. School, on the other hand, on a lot purchased by the barangay council, had its first graduation this year with 25 graduates receiving their diplomas on March 31, 2009. The valedictorian was Jonadel Balboa and the guest speaker was Mr. Elmer Florendo, a teacher of Carigara School of Fisheries.

Sta. Fe ES began in 2003 when then Brgy. Capt. Alfredo Cabaltera and his council, after ;purchasing the lot. recruited 29 kids for Gr. I and hired Miss Jorgina Chato (now Mrs.Prias) as teacher-volunteer with her monthly allowance from the barangay IRA. The following year, Miss Maggie Sabay (now in the US) was assigned and last year, Miss Anna Marie Cortes volunteered her services to the school for six months. At present, Sta. Fe ES is manned by three teachers Miss Donna Vella Bolito (Grs. I & 11), Miss Aimee Benis (Grs. III & IV), and the pioneer. Mrs. Jorgina Prias (Grs. V & V I)

Three school heads handled the school in short succession: Mrs. Camilia Capalar, Mrs. Florentina Panis, and the incumbent, Mr. Jose Gomba. Two barangay captains are assisting-former Brgy. Capt. Alfredo Cabaltera and the present Brgy. Capt., Elmer Lagera. Topping the supporters is Carigara Mayor Anlie Apostol who proudly refers to the completion of Sta. Fe as her pet project.

The good Mayor and her beloved Mom were instrumental in giving Sta. Fe ES a new teacher and her school buildings. And to show that the school is very close to her heart, she gave it her longest privileged presence-from the start of the graduation program until it was finished. Such touching gesture of the Mayor drew profound appreciation from all those in attendance of the graduation program.

Mrs. Bernardita C. Nivera took this opportunity to thank her and her Mom not only for making Sta. Fe ES a complete elementary school but also for the new school buildings in other schools, and for the cemented roads to the barangays which make the travels of the teachers, students, and the riding public easier and faster upon her signal. Mr. Jose Gomba, Mrs. Ma. Clara B. Gayas, and Mrs. Editha S. Macalinao, all HTs, gave Mayor Anlic Go Apostol three red roses in gratitude and appreciation for her and Cong. Ebbie Go Apostol's valuable service to their constituents.

In all the Graduation Exercises of the 15 schools of the district, Mrs. Nivera gave to the valedictorians mango seedlings as their lasting souvenirs for the highest honors they received. And to make the first graduation exercises of Cogon ES and Sta. Fe ES more significant and memorable she gave -Certificates of Recognition to all the graduates for being the pioneers of the school. Assisted by her husband, Mr. Ysieto Nivera, she also gave each some gift items. Then she thanked profusely all the stakeholders for their support in making Carigara 11 a district with 100% complete elementary schools. 





While I was attending a Division Conference in Merida, Leyte, in August 2008, W. Rudy Abeigos, the district supervisor of Mahapiag, told me, "Be, whenever I see you, I always remember the handout you gave us in Cassidy ES in 2001 when your district hosted the Division EXECOM. One entry changed us, and it is : Never go to bed with dirty dishes in the sink. I insisted that our family follow it. Since then our sink has always been clean at bedtime. Thank you for that handout."

When I shared this heart-warming story of Mr. Abelgos with my close friend, Dr. Elena Penaflor Cabaluna, district supervisor of Jaro 1, she told me that there is also one entry in the handout that she always follow, and that is: When playing games with children, let them win. Her grandson feels very happy playing with her because almost always she lets him win. That makes her the best Lola in the world.

The handout my two friends were referring to, contained the suggestions of H. Jackson Jr. in his two volume little book entitled Life's Little Instruction Book on how to live a happy and rewarding life. If after seven years my friends are still talking with appreciation of the book, I decided to share it with Budyong to benefit my beloved fellow Carigaranos wherever they are.

-       Bernardita Celis Nivera Carigara 11 District Supervisor

The excerpts.  But only those encircled by Ms. Nivera as her choices –

3. Remember other people's birthday.

5. Say "Thank you" a lot. 8. Sing in the shower.

13. Return all things you borrow.

17. Write "thank you" notes promptly.

21. Surprise loved ones with little unexpected gifts.

24. Always accept an outstretched hand.

25. Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, integrity, they think of you.

26. Admit your mistakes.

29. Hug children after you discipline them.

31. Never forget your anniversary.

32. Ride a bike.

35. Forget the Joneses.

39. Make it a habit to do nice things for people who will never find out.

40. Attend class reunions.

42. Always have something beautiful in sight, even if it is only a daisy in a coffee jar.

45. Tell your kids how terrific they are and that you trust them.

46. Take a brisk thirty-minute walk every day.

48. Smile a lot. It costs nothing and is behold price.

49. Stop and read historical markers.

51. Remember people's names.

53. When someone is relating an important event-that happened to him, do not try to stop him with your own story. Let him have the stage.

58. When playing games with children, let them play.

61. Take time to smell the roses.

66. Keep your desk and work area clean.

67. Be punctual and insist on it in others,

70. Be kinder than necessary.

72. Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.

75. When someone hugs you, let him/her be the first to let go.

79. Keep a daily journal.

80. Keep your promises.

84. Seek out the good in people.

85. Drink twelve glasses of water every day.

87. Be cautious in lending money to a friend. You might lose both.

90. Wave at children in school buses.

97. Be modest. A lot was accomplished before you were born.

104. Lie on your back and look at the stars.

106. Arrive at work early and stay beyond quitting time.

108. Cut out complimentary newspaper articles about people you know and mail the articles to them with notes of congratulations.

109. Patronize local merchants even if it costs a little more,

111. No matter how dire the situation keep your cool.

119. Find some other ways of proving your manhood than by shooting defenseless animals.

123. Remember that a successful marriage depends on two things; 1) finding the right partner and 2) being the right partner.

126. Never go to bed with dirty dishes in the sink.

129. Compliment the meal when you're a guest in some one's house.

131. When tempted to criticize your parents, spouse, or children, bite your tongue.

132. Never bore people with your problems.

138. When you arrive at your job in the morning, let the first thing you say brighten every one's day.

139. Rekindle old friendships.

140. When traveling put your ID card in your wallet.

142. Live your life so that your epitaph could read; "No regrets."

143. Never walk out on a quarrel with your wife.

146. To explain a romantic break up, simply say, "It was all my fault."

151. Remember no one makes it alone. Have a grateful heart and be quick to acknowledge those who help you.

152. Give your clients your enthusiastic best.

153. Let your children overhear you saying compliments about them to other adults.

154. Save an evening a week for just you and your wife.

157. Compliment even the small improvement.

161. Start meetings on time regardless of who's missing

163. When attending meetings, sit down front.

164. Every once in a while, take the scenic route.

166. Send a lot of Valentine cards. Sign them, "Someone who thinks you're terrific."

167. Men you and your wife have a disagreement, regardless of who's wrong apologize.  Say. "I'm sorry I upset you. Would you forgive me?" These are healing magical words.

169. Be enthusiastic about the success of others.

17 1. Read, sing, and listen to your children

179. Tape record your parents laughter.

180. Laugh a lot. A good sense of humor cures almost all of life's ills.

181. Don't be afraid to say. "I don't know." "I made a mistake." "I need help." "I'm sorry."

184. Attend your children's athletic contests, plays, and recitals.

185. Look for opportunities to make people important.

186. When a child falls and skins a knee, always show concern, then takes the time to kiss it and make it well.

188. Stand when greeting a visitor at your office.

192. Return borrowed vehicles with gas tank full.

193. Give your best to your employer. It's one of a good investment you can make.

197. Champion your wife. Be her best friend and her biggest fan.

201. Never sign contracts with blank spaces.

202. When you go to borrow money, dress as if you have plenty of it.

(Much more to follow but, for lack of space, we'll continue in the next issue of Budyong.    Editor)