Saturday, August 30, 2008


Others thought that having a blogsite, taking pictures of well known personalites or coming out with a DVD video production means lot of money, a misnomer. About a month ago Ate Bella Dimayuga of Bellstar Promotion asked us to help her: who are we to say no to this nationalistic lady, who has helped thousands of Filipino talents to find jobs abroad in Japan (but, that was more than a decade ago). When she said that the name of the group was Philippine Juicy Fruits and that, she named it after Philippine Fruits to promote these four young and very talented ladies abroad including our country and its fruits, we became more interested. Ate Bella, is a very religious person, a Gawad Kalinga Awardee at that: who would ever ask the nobility of her intention. Usec. Robert T. Rivera was still then in US attending classes at Harvard, when Ate Bella was coordinating with NBN 4 at Usec. Rivera's show Pilipinas Ngayon Na! for the launching of the Philippine Juicy Fruits. Only after three days upon arrival he went straight to the set to help Ate Bella, just the way he did during that fateful day when President Fidel V. Ramos was the guest in his show, saving the near collapse of the Republic and the 54th FAMAS Awards, the show went on. The launching of the Philippine Juicy Fruits was a success! Not because of money, but more on our faith and belief in the project, the talents and Ate Bella's vision. It was picked-up and syndicated by the different media group, you search for the name Philippine Juicy Fruits in Yahoo or Google search engine and there they are. We leave the rest to the Supreme Being, for we believe that these four young and very talented singers deserves to be heard regardless of the price. Talents are priceless, just hear them sing and you can judge them by yourself. I can't express in words how talented these youngsters ages 16 to 18, are.

After Ate Bella's talents, it was providential that we met this 90-year old nationalistic person, who has been in public service for more than 60 decades, Sister Ligaya Jorge, whose Church, the "Sagrada Familia Parish" shall be celebrating its Silver Anniversary with no less than His Eminence Bishop Deogracias Yñiguez to bless their newly constructed edifice as a Church. Actually, Sagrada Familia has been in existence for more than 50 years. After knowing its history, we find the project very interesting. Thus, we took the risk to venture out of meager resources. Unlike our other missionary work such as the Parish of Cauayan in Isabela, the project we did at our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in Camarin, Caloocan City, of Fr. Albert Delvo under the Diocese of Bishop Antonio Tobias, the Kalibo SPED CENTER in Aklan, which were all missionary projects to propagate advocacies through technological advancement: "the Silver Anniversary of Sagrada Familia Project in Digital Presentation", is different. We used a DVD format in the latter project, the post production is an intricate one and we need to produce DVD's at an affordable price for the Parishioners out of the meager budget we have. Yet, God has its own way of doing things. I remember Usec. Robert T. Rivera saying: "God loves the Philippines, ano mang sakuna o kahirapan eh . . . malulusutan din natin!

I hope this reaches our friends, Bishop Antonio Tobias, the friend of the Sagrada Familia Parish, Bishop Deogracias Yñiguez, the newly installed Bishop of Isabela, His Emminence Bishop Joseph A. Nacua, who came all the way from Zamboanga, the Parishioners of Sagrada Familia and their community, herewith is a glimpse of your Silver Anniversary Presentation, in honor of our friend, Sister Ligaya P. Jorge. As Usec. Robert T. Rivera used to say: God Loves the Philippines! A glimpse of Sagrada Familia's Re-dedication as a Church, in You Tube:

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