Thank You’s from various Samahang Kababaihan ng Laguna (SKL) Chapters

If  you want something said, ask a MAN . If you want something done, ask a WOMAN.

Napakalaking bahagi ang ginagampanan ng kababaihan sa ating lipunan. I think God made women to be strong. I’ve always felt this way because my mother was a very strong woman. Nuong Martes, (November 24, 2015) nag oath taking sa Office of the Mayor ang anim na bagong mga opisyal ng mga magkakaibang SKL mula sa iba’t ibang Barangay. Nakakataba ng puso ang mga iniwan nilang mensahe ng pasasalamat.

 

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Mula sa puso ng SKL ng Holiday Homes Phase 2 – Malugod naming sinusuportahan ang CT BOOM HALAL TEAM!

Mabuhay ka! Hon. Lourdes S Cataquiz

Officers and Members,
President – Nelly Roset

 

 

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As the president of this samahan (SKL), thank you very much for giving us the opportunity to be with this samahan. I hope and pray that this SKL is not just be in Name, “But in Action”. Especially with the support, motivation and inspiration of our beautiful Mayor of City of San Pedro.

Pacita Square Homeowner’s Association
Pacita II Phase II
President – Mercy De Rosales Ong

 

 

 

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Kami’y lubos na nagpapasalamat kay Mayora na aming mahal. Kami po ay laging nasa inyong tabi sa anumang inyong pangangailangan. Naway pagpalain kayo ng Poong Maykapal. Mahal namin kayo.
SKL Nueva
Narcisus Chapter
President – Editha C. Olazo

 

 

 

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Kami po ang Samahang Kababaihan ng Laguna Elvinda Chapter. Kami po ay nagpapasalamat sa inyo ng taos puso. Nawa’y magpatuloy po an gaming samahan kaantabay po ang inyong tulong at mga suporta sa amin. Kami po ay nagpapasalamat sa ating butihing Mayora Lourdes S. Cataquiz dahil kami ay napabilang sa Samahang Kababaihan ng Laguna (SKL). Ang adhikain ng grupo namin ay matulungan ang bawat kababaihan na matutong mag negosyo at makipag kaibigan sa iba pang kababaihan. Maraming Salamat po!

SKL Elvinda Chapter 1  President – Shiela Alvarez

 

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Para sa aming mahal at kagalang galang na Mayor Lourdes Cataquiz, maraming salamat po sa pagtanggap sa amin bilang miyembro ng inyong programang Samahang Kababaihan ng Laguna. Makakaasa po kayo sa aming taos pusong suporta para sa inyo! Maraming salamat po! Hangarin namin na mapalawak pa ang kaalaman at kakayahan naming mga kababaihan para sa mas maayos na komunidad.Mapalago ang puhunan na ipagkakaloob sa amin.

SKL Elvinda Chapter 2

President- Marlyn Alvarez

 
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Good morning to our beloved Mayor. We would like to tell you that the group of SIBULO 2 CHAPTER is very thankful for your warm welcome. We are looking forward to work with you soon. Hoping that you would extend your help to all of us here especially our DRAINAGE PROBLEM here at SIBULO 2 which we are having for years. Thank you very much our beloved Mayor.

Truly yours,
SKL Sibulo Chapter 2
President – Mrs. Erlay Mallari

Attending my good friend, Ayie Zamora’s Birthday

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It was fun! Time out muna from office. Time to be one with the crowd: eat sing and dance. Kons. Diwa sang Pusong Bato and CSWD head Ms. Fatima sang Breathless. I tried my best to keep up with Celine Dion’s Power of Love, kaso kelangan pa ng practice. Here’s a short clip which captures my rendition of Unchained Melody:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY , AYIE!!! 

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Photos courtesy of Carmina Capacete Buenavista

Welcoming the members of the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP)

The League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) has already implemented a wide range of urban development programs to its member-cities. It is definitely an NGO which I foresee gaining a lot of support in the future.

Today (November 23, 2015) I welcomed them to the City Hall. We talked about establishing a better platform for Senior High School, since one of the strongholds of this organization is their implementation of educational programs.

I handed them a key to the City of San Pedro which symbolically means they are welcome to come back anytime.

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Meeting Leni

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Simple, mapagpakumbaba at may paninindigan. Iyan si Leni Robredo. Bago pa man namayapa ang asawa nyang si Jesse (dating Mayor ng Naga, Camarines Sur at Interior Secretary) , si Leni ay naglingkod bilang advocate lawyer, kung saan humawak sya ng mga kasong kinasasangkutan ng marginalized sector. Kung hindi sya tumalima sa tawag ng politika, sya ngayon malamang ay isang RTC judge. PEOPLE EMPOWERMENT ang isa sa mga solidong plataporma sa pagtakbo ni Leni. Mahigit isang dekada nya nang ginagawa ito para sa marginalized sector, at hinahanagd nyang mapalawig pa ito kung sya ay manungkulan bilang bise presidente ng Pilipinas.

Bago pumunta sa City Hall ay tumungo muna si Leni sa Landayan upang magbigay pugay kay Lolo Uweng.  Binahagi rin ni Cong. Leni ang mga pangyayari sa likod ng pagpanaw ng kanyang kabiyak at kung paanong ang pangyayaring iyon ay nagbunsod sa kanya upang tahakin ang landas ng politika. She is now running for the vice-presidential position for the 2016 Elections. Ikinagagalak ko na kahit sandali ay nakasama ka namin sa aming syudad.

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PUP San Pedro Campus celebrates its 13th Founding Anniversary

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Education is not a PROBLEM, it is an OPPORTUNITY. It should give our people the means to turn mirrors into windows which will allow them to bask in the rays of knowledge.
WOW, 13 years na pala ang PUP-San Pedro Campus . Salamat sa lahat ng mga naging katuwang ko sa kaganapan ng pangarap ko na magkaroon ng isang abot kaya at dekalidad na unibersidad dito sa ating syudad. Taos pusong pasasalamat kina Campus Director Marissa Ferrer (DEM) , PUP Vice President Joseph Mercado (PhD) at Univeristy President Emanuel De Guzman (PhD), at higit sa lahat: sa mga magulang at estudyante na syang naging dahilan ng magandang reputasyon at estado ng PUP-San Pedro Campus.

 

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Ground Breaking Ceremony of Parish Pastoral Complex

I attended the groundbreaking ceremony of the Parish Pastoral Complex at the San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish Pacita 2A today (Sunday). May the future structure that will rise above this piece of land be a symbol of our pursuit of establishing goodwill among our fellowmen through the practice of our religion.

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My October 26 – October 30 Journal

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My week starts with Sunday- with God’s loving, redeeming and assuring words. One of my vitamins aside from a glass of dalanghita juice which can surely sustain me for the rest of this week.

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After attending the Flag raising I usually go around the City Hall and visit the departments. I sometimes visit them per floor. Random checks like these is effective para matukoy ko ang tutuong dapat ayusin.

I then head on to my office to attend to all callers: sometimes I feel like a doctor eh. Minsan para ding attorney , minsan pwede ding counselor: giving advice and sharing programs.

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Oath taking of SKL- Pacita Chapter

 

 

Thursday is my oath-taking day. I hold an average of four associations every Thursday. Luckily, there are so many areas dito sa Mayor’s Office which can function as perfect spots for oath taking. Nakaka pag exercise din ako sa pag criss-cross from one spot to another.

 

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Signing documents is something that I do regularly.  Then I reserve Fridays for weddings. May mga gusto eh solo wedding…so be it! It’s a celebration of love kaya hindi dapat pinaghihintay.

Sometimes i go out to see the pagawains, the traffic, at iba pang mga  paki dito-paki doon. A woman’s touch is highly needed sa mga beautification projects ..especially sa landscaping . WOW, many things to do in those areas! Calling SPUR and POSO!

At night time,  I go around the city  to see if the additional lighting in dark areas,  bridges and pathways are sufficient. Parang kulang.

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Pag may hindi natapos for signing, I take it home- pag hindi pa din natapos, I continue signing them after dinner. I watch balita and teleserye while doing it. Di naman ako mapili sa balita. All channels are fine with me, kapamilya kapuso, kapatid, Net25 ok sakin. Hopefully by the time na tapos na ang mga balita, tapos na din ako mapirma. Ako, kasi yung tao na gusto ko, tapos lahat ng documents for signatures.

 

 

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This week, pumasyal ako sa COMELEC office para tingnan kung ang mga tao ay komportableng naghihintay. So glad to see everyone’s comfortable. Job well done COMELEC and CSU. It’s very neat and orderly! Thank God maginhawa at mahangin sa area. Comfortable ang mga tao. Everything is not perfect , but going well. May I mention also the person who is very neat in our stock room. Told him to help in storing old files, make it neat and systematic.

My October 19 Journal

It took me a long time to connect with you on FB. WOW, I really would love to but I was oh toooooo…busy.  But okay, I told myself I have to find time for it, maybe an hour or less every day will do.

I really do love to communicate but my work oftentimes prevents me from doing so.  I sometimes wish that we could be like good actors or actresses that when the Director shouts “Action!,” Take 1 or Take 2 lang tayo. Tapos ang shooting ng pelikula! Napakadami nating magagawa kapagka ganon. Ang isang trabahong simple o routine ay pwede nating i-expand o i-innovate.

Example: Environment. Mandated mag-segregate ng basura ang bawat bahay o business establishment. Sa gobyerno, hindi. Dapat sa atin ito nagsisimula – sa opisina, sa bahay ng mga opisyales ng pamahalaan, sa bahay ng mga staff. Kasabihan, ‘practice what you preach’. But yes, we hope to get there.

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Sa City Hall, we have boxes for used paper. Hindi ito nilulukot at di’ tinanatapon kasama ng ibang wet waste. Ang mga boxes ay tinitiklop at kung hind pwedeng i-re-use ay ibinibenta to be re-cycled. Not yet perfect but we will get there!

Many are now using used paper for drafts. I was glad when I saw a memo of Kons. Diwa Tayao.  It’s on re-used paper!  My office, for one, does not use good paper for inter-office memos.  I have my own box for used paper, and write on the unused portion.  But not to worry, there is nothing confidential there. Nothing at all.

Aside from this, I wish we can say that all of us at City Hall are doing the three R’s – Reduce, Re-use, Recycle.  We can also do it in our own houses, in all barangays, all subdivisions.

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I plan to form a Team to undertake Repair, Maintenance and Housekeeping under OM. Walang gagawin  ang team na ito but to see to it that everything is in good running order – chairs, tables, equipment, lahat ng pwedeng kumpunuhin o ayusin bago pa man lumaki ang sira, gamit man o hindi.

During Mayor Calex’ time, nagkaron tayo ng Motorpool, Engineering at GSO depot.  Aside from new hardware, may isang lugar tayo para sa recovered used materials mula sa mga ginibang lumang building, kasama ng mga sobrang materyales sa mga bagong pagawain.

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Everything should have its place.  Ang office ay office – not a storage or stockroom. There should be a place for old files, which explains why we have some eight (8) 20-footer vans sa may bandang likod ng ating munisipyo – to keep our old files.

Part also of my Major Projects and Programs is the de-silting and dredging of the San Pedro and the San Pedro-Tunasan  rivers by at least 1 to 2 meters deep, pati lahat ng mga creeks at esteros.  It is a solution to flooding. Nagkaron na nga ng mga parang island sa gitna ng daluyan dahil mababaw na ang ilog.

Gusto ko ring magkaron ng sidewalk ang lahat ng ating mga major streets para ang sidewalk ay para sa tao, at ang kalsada ay para sa mga sasakyan.

 

I am calling all true-blooded and inspired San Pedronians!

Help me, Help our City!

Join me as we all work towards a City we can call our own and truly love.

The works are aplenty but the laborers are few.

Madami tayong magagawang maganda para sa ating syudad.

WE’VE GOT TO DO IT!

My October 9 Journal

Always at night and in the morning, I thank God and pray that this day may be fruitful and beneficial, not only to me and my family but to others as well. I pray that God heals the sick and comforts the needy.

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I always pray that I will be able to understand, and be understood.  I always pray na ang mga kasama ko sa paglilingkod sa City Hall ay maintindihan ako at ako naman ay lalo ko silang maintindihan. I always pray for all of them.

Na kami ay magkaisa sa pagsisilbi lalo na’t higit sa mga nangangailangan; sa pag papaunlad, pagsasaayos ng bayan. Na kami ay maintindihan din ng taong bayan kung bakit dapat naming gawin ang mga ito.

I am just an innovative person. I am always resourceful and I always try to turn negative things into positive ones.  I am always an out of the box person, and I sometimes get misunderstood for this. There are plenty of BETTER ways to do tasks!

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Ito ang vitamins ko. ito ang nagpapalakas sa akin. Ito ang inspirasyon ko – ang makatulong sa mga taong dumadanas nang kawalan; na sa munti man lang na ating makakayanan ay makapawi ng kanilang pinagdadaanang kagipitan.

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Had a hectic day since Monday: no place an spare time to sad, bitter or angry.  WALA!

There’s always that feeling of contentment – that I am able to do what is tasked of me: that I am able to fulfill my purpose.  There’s no room for negativity, I will always feel POSITIVE.

Monday – Flag-raising with Day Care Children in different costumes, with members of the Senior Federation and Senior City Officials – Inducted them, spent time  sharing stories with them.  WOW, I was so glad to hear their WORKS and WORDS of wisdom . They still want to make our city a better… better.. place.  Saw them again receiving anti-pneumonia injections. More anti-pneumonia injections for our Senior Citizens coming soon!

Along with these, I would also have to attend meetings requested by 20 TODA’s.