Friday, May 30, 2008


It was the 20th of May 2008 at around 6:30 p.m. at Col. Mateo Luga's residence in Fairview, Quezon City when Father Angel Luga with brother Tony Luga, whose grandfather is the brother of General Mateo Noriel Luga arrived. Father Luga is the Parish Priest in Cauyan, Isabela. Fr. Angel and Tony where the Lugas in Isabela. It was told that General Mateo Noriel Luga and his brother Domingo was actually from Ilocos who migrated to Tumauini, Isabela. When the Filipino Spanish War erupted Mateo Luga with his two cousins joined the forces of Gen. Aguinaldo. They left Isabela and was assigned to different provinces until General Mateo Noriel Luga was appointed by General Aguinaldo as the Philippine Revolutionary's war adviser to the Cebu Revolutionary Government.

The meeting was a reunion of sort between Roy R. Luga, the grandson of Emilio, Sr., Mala Jean, the daugther Col. Mateo Luga, and those from Isabela. It was agreed that the family must first present the objective of the Foundation. It was also suggested that the issue shall be submitted for the concensus of the body in the October 2008 Reunion in Bacolod City. In the meantime, 5o pieces of the CDs of the General Mateo Noriel Luga's documentary were pledged to be reproduced for distribution in the proposed October 2008 family reunion in Bacolod. Meanwhile, a paralel project to produce a documentary in Tumanuini, Isabela, shall be partly sponsored by Father Angel Luga.

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