Volume XV, No: 3
May 25, 2007 issue


The New Municipal Officials

The New Municipal Officials of Carigara
The municipal officials who were elected in ihe May 14,2007 elections and who will serve for the next three years are:

Mayor: Anlie Go Apostol
Vice-Mayor: Ulpiano U. ArpOll Jr.

Mildred Modesto
Santiago Gil Horen
Anabella N: Crisostomo
Joenlee C. Larraga
Dennis N. Garay
Clint Rafael Tonoiete
Samuel Llose
Esteban G. Go

EVS Goes on in Carigara

Now on its second year of implementation the Education Voucher System (EVS) in Carigara I District, Leyte, continues to benefit some 30 students for the current school year.

This government program, as specified during its launching last year, seeks to promote access by secondary education to qualified applicants. Mainly, it purports to provide and maintain financial assistance to underprivileged public elementary school graduates.

This special program is geared towards improving the quality of public secondary education in our country today. The voucher assistance, worth P4,OOO.OO a Year is now increased to P6,OOO.OO payabte by DepEd to any private high school of the applicant’s choice For this educational advantage, Dr. Delia D. Catilogo, District Supervisor, together with the administrators. of all school beneficiaries in the district gratefully acknowledge this government aid to schools.

Carigara I is exhausting efforts to accommodate all interested and qualified applicants without _reservations. As this is written, the slots of 30 for Carigara I has been completely filled up.

With the continuous implementation of the project’ the upgrading of our School System of the DepEd' s Vision_ Mission" and Goal will be resolved to a great extent and. thus withstand the threatening educational output that rocks our educational system today.

LeonoT R. Reamillo
Master Teacher n {Retired)

Architectural Heritage Sites

The heritage sites in Leyte were identified in the recent Architectural Heritage Tour on May I, 2007. in connection with the commemoration of the National Heritage Month, the month of May.

The following were identified heritage destinations: Assumption Parish Church of Tanauan where the Rectory was restored to its original design;

Our Lady of Refuge Parish in Dulag built where the first Jesuit seminary was built in 1595;

and, in Carigarn, the old settlement ruins in Binongtuan with the Binongtuan Gara Memorial;
Balay nga Gawas an Harigi;
the Cassidy Elem. School;
and the Community Museum in the old municipal ball (itself a museum piece) which also houses the public library.

In Baybay, Leyte the Heritage street is the Mabini Street where the heritage houses are located and are still habitable.

Finally, in Hilongos, with the remains of the old Fort and the old church ruins.

Participants of the Architectural Heritage Tour were architecture students; the members of the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP). Leyte Chapter; the officers of the' National Commission on Culture and Arts; the media, educators; and other culture and history enthusiast

Mga Hitabu

Sydney Yacap, son of Salvador Yacap and Zenaida Liporada married Francisca Opetina, daughter of Dominador Opetina and Mansueta Llovia. on April 14, 2007.

Lawrence Salas_ son of Teofilo Salas and Rebecca FalIore married Chona Lauron daughter of Wilfreda Lauron and Adoracion Uribe, on May 6, 2007

Michael Macalalag, son of ReynaIdo Macalalag and Rebecca Norella, married Mariane Malabanan. daughter of Gaudencio Malabanan and Virginia Yutrago, on May 26,2007.
Sherwin Reyes married Evelyn de la Pena on May 19, 2007.

Esperanza Makabenta 73, 5 March 2007.
Lauro Nartea 38, 5 March 2007
Lourdes Hamtig. 86, 11 March 2007
Romeo Pamanian, 59, 24 March 2007
Sinforosa Lloren 49, 8 April 2007
Blanca Molina 56, 12 April 2007
Candelaria Torredes. 83, 10 May 2007

RTC Branch 36 Building under the presiding Judge, Hon. Lauro A P. Castillo Jr., was inaugurated on 13 April 2007.

Lauron Clan. 9 April 2007 at Cassidy Elem. School
Clemente Clan, 11 April 2007 at Cassidy Elem.Sch.
Joson de Mata Clan., 21 April 2007 at Kan Gara Gym
Javines Clan, 22 April 2007, at AT.Aguja Mem. Central. School.
Obero Clan, 22 April 2007 at Kangara Gymnasium
Caballes "Bulad" Clan. 26 April 2007, at A.T.Aguja Mem. Central School
Bodo Clan, 5 May 2007, at A.T.AgujaMem. Central School
Condalor Clan. 19.May 2007 at Btgy Tangnan Pavement
Hidalgo Clan. 22 May 2007, at A T.Aguja Memorial Cental School. .

Brgy. Baybay, 3 May 2007
Brgy. Tangnan, 10 May 2001
Brgy. Lower Hiraan., 11 May 2007
Brgy. Bislig, 15 May 2007
Brgy. Barugoay Central; 21 May 2007
Brgy. Uyawan, 22 May 2007
Brgy. Libo, 25 May 2007.

a letter from a bishop

April 25, 2001

109 Talayan 8t.
Talayan Village,
Quezon City.

My Fel1ow Carigaranos,


This is to acknowledge receipt of the Budyong. I always look forward to that day. For thru that medium 1 come to know what is going on in my beloved hometown, However the copy came very late; I did not inform you of my whereabouts. Mea culpa.

It has been fifteen years since the birth of such a paper. I congratulate you all for this endeavor in trying to link together all the Carigaranos throughout the world. I do believe that they must have the same feeling as I have to learn what is going on in said place. Please continue to do the good work. I assure you of Gods blessing for what you doing.

Again thank you for my copy and congratulations and more power.

Gratefully yours,

(signed} + Salvador T. Modesto, D.D.
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of San Carlos
Canlaon City, Negros Oriental 6223

Budyong is proud and honored to have among its readers two bishops, both from Carigara. Aside from Most Rev. Salvador Modesto, Budyong has on its Mailing List, Most Rev. Filomeno Bactol of Naval, Biliran.


Parish Lenten Activities


Parish Priest, the Carigara Parish Pastoral Council (CPPC) and mandated religious organizations strained efforts to come up with a The Holy Cross Parish of Carigara, through Msgr. Wi1fredo V. Alejan, its successful celebration of Lent.

This endeavor aimed at uplifting the ."faithlife" of the parishioners in general and to effect human transformation in particular.

For this religious exercise. several, Lenten activities were lined up for the entire season of Lent, from Passion Sunday up to Resurrection Sunday.

One of the life-giving activities in the agenda were the Holy Retreats conducted in the barangays which turned out to be a very eventful celebration of Lent as a whole. As a result of the Holy Retreats, the Parish Church was thronged by barangay constituents during the weeklong celebration.
Manifesting a relevant value of Carigara culture and tradition were the concerned groups and civic spirited individuals who involved themselves as Mass otIerers, prayer leaders, donors, sponsors, working committee members, script writers, readers, lecturers, choir members, live icons, coordinators, or merely as moral supporters for the whole celebration.

With deep gratitude, Msgr. Alejan acknowledged the support of all who gave of themselves for the success of the Lenten events.

Leonor Reami11o

Pagdayaw Leytenhon


First Provincial Award for Culture and the Arts

The month of May has been declared Philippine Heritage month by Presidential Proclamation No. 439. Tbis year, Philippine Heritage month kicked off in Leyte on April 30, 2007 at the Governor's Hall. Capitol Building, Tacloban City.

Awards were given for Music, Literature, Theater and Dance

Prof :MerIie M. Alunan Chairman of the Ley1e Festival Awards committee named and introduced the awardees which included Carigara's own Eduardo A. Makabenta Sr. for Literature. The other awardees were Norberto Romualdez for Music & Literature, llluminado Lucente for Literature, Agustin FJ O'Mora for Music Emerenciana Lore for Theater, and Teresita V. Pil for Dance.

Each awardees received a trophy and a cash prize of P5,OOO.OO. The trophy, according to the printed program, came from a tree felled by Typhoon Reming on November 2006: Each trophy is handcrafted, no two are alike. (The printed program mentions a promise by the Provincial Government of an award of PIO,OOO.OO for each awardees)

The honorees and/or their representatives were entertained by folk dances performed by the Kalipayan Dancers, a segment of a Zarsuela written by IDuminado Lucente, and, of course, a sumptuous dinner of Waray cuisine and delicacies