by Ambrosio R. Villorente
I wish to thank my friends and relatives who texted me their respective Christmas greetings last Dec. 25, 2014. Deep in my heart and mind, I wished them the best wishes not only on December 25, but always.
Former Senator Richard Gordon and Chairman of Philippine Red Cross sent me this text… “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! It has been a spectacular year of ceaseless sacrifice and selfless service! You have all been a source of splendid hope to our people throughout the “Tempests most severe”. I know our affected people appreciate you. The Red Cross movement is proud of all of you! I pray for God’s gift of endless compassion and well being for our people especially for you and your love ones not just for this season but a Happy Christmas through each day of the year. I am proud to serve with you and thank and appreciate your families as well.
Atty. Allen S. Quimpo, NVC President and former congressman of Aklan: “Wishing you and all your love ones a very meaningful and joyful Christmas. May the new year brings you good health, blessings and God’s love.”
Mrs. Divine C. Dacara: “Christmas is a season of love. May God’s love brings you and all the members of your family good health, great happiness and all the best in life. Merry Christmas!”
Engr. Denis F. Villorente, director of Advance Science Technology Institute, DOST: “Blessed Christmass and a Happy New Year!”
Atty. Kel C. Tolentino, former Aklan vice governor: “Mabinungahon, mainuswagon ag matawhay nga bag-ong dag-on kimo ag sa imong pamilya.”
Mrs. Angelie Custudio: “Merry Christmas po Doc.”
Lea, my neice: “Good morning, Merry Christmass Po. God bless!”
Mrs. Josie Legaspi: “My dear- - - special people whose goodness made a difference. May the love you share with others return to you in countless ways! Merry Christmas!”
Mr. John Jess Cahilig: “Merry Christmass Doc. God bless and more power!”
Mrs. Leyte Fernandez, my sister-in-law: “Merry Christmas Manong Vill! Thank you. God Bless!”
Miss Leonida Magbiro, teacher, Candelaria Elementary School, Candelaria, New Washington: “May the Lord Jesus grants you all His blessings, love, peace and joy this season and always! Merry Christmas!”
Mrs. Venus Villanueva, PIA: “Merry Christmas! Feel the love all the time when God touches you and share the gift of love. God bless!”
Shiela of Numancia: “Merry Christmas!”
Captain Dante A. Romano, my first cousin: “Nong, Merry Christmass!”
Miss Melisa F. Canda, my niece: “May the joy the season be with all of you! Have a blessed Merry Christmas to you and your family!”
Mrs. Megs Lunn: “May the great Giver of life and source of inspiration provides all your needs and let you experience wonderful things in your life. May He blesses your work, your home, family and loved ones. May you be showered with countless blessings to share. God bless a spirit filled Christmas and a Happy New Year!”
From CP No. 09182079154: “Merry Christmas Po!” Thank you 2014 and goodbye. Welcome 2015, Happy New Year Boom Boom Rak Rak! God bless us (Ms. Annac Magdaluyo)
From my children: Amie, Bella, Carlo, Denis, and Florence greeted me by long distance telephone call. I celebrated Christmas with Jun.
I ate Christmas lunch with Mavillo and Josephine in Paeale, Banga with their family and relatives.
NVC Joins Ati-Atihan 2015
The Northwestern Visayan Colleges (NVC), Kalibo, Aklan will join the Kalibo Sto. Nino Ati-atihan celebration 2015. The NVC administration, faculty and students will participate in street dancing (Sadsad) on Thursday afternoon, January 15. This will be followed with a Costume Ball in the evening to be held at NVC Gymnasium, Kalibo, Aklan.
Moreover, NVC will also hold its College Festival and Foundation Day on February 26-27, 2015. This is agreed during the recent NVC Management Committee meeting presided by Atty. Allen S. Quimpo, NVC President. During the said meeting, committees to prepare the plan and activities for the festival are created. /MP