Celino graces Capiznon sa Manila’s 16th anniversary
BY FELIPE V. CELINO
ROXAS City – Mayor Angel Alan B. Celino was the guest of honor and speaker during the 16th Anniversary Celebration of the Capiznon sa Manila (CSM) on October 23.
He also administered the oath-taking of the newly elected CSM officers at the Philippine Stock Exchange Auditorium on Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
CSM President Nits L. Andion led the new set of officers.
Celino lauded the group for its long years of existence and for continuously helping the Capiceños. He said the CSM had served more than 4,000 indigent and underprivileged Capiceños.
CSM was born out of the desire of Manila-based Capiceños to strengthen their friendship and expand their breadth of acquaintances. It started in an informal gathering initiated by founding President Filemon Barbasa and William Bantique, chairman of the board.
The aims of the organization are the following:
* To be a medium of renewing and enriching the relationships of Manila-based Capiceños
* To be a network that will extend assistance to Capiceños for their business, professional and personal development, and
* To initiate and sustain programs beneficial to fellow Capiceños.
CSM’s first set of officers were inducted on October 1994 by then Supreme Court Associate Justice Santiago Kapunan.
One of the major activities of the organization that they continue to conduct is the medical/dental and surgical mission that served indigent Capiceño patients.
After eight years, the CSM decided to evenly distribute the services to all towns in Capiz by serving two towns per year.
Capiznon sa Manila New set of officers
President: Nits Andion Vice President: Nenie Bermejo Secretary: Luchi Sereneo Treasurer: Gerry Manuel Auditor: Prince Bermejo Press Relations Officer: Roxy Alba Legal Adviser: Atty. Danilo Beramo Special Assistant to the President: Nestor Pugna
Board of Trustees: Chairman: Jean Balgos Members: Roxy Alba, Dino Amistoso, Nitz Andion, Nemie Bermejo, Brenda Barcenas, Prince Bermejo, Loida Bustamante, Nema Clarin, Evelyn Lacno, Gerry Manuel, Fatima Martelino, Jack Ortiz, Luchi Sereneo and Fanny Uvas.
Junior Capiznons sa Manila (CSM auxiliary group) Officers
President: Ramon Hector Bermejo Executive Secretary: Leah Balderama Director for Communications: Le Marie Grace Balderama Asst. Director for Communications: Jaime Balgos Director for Membership: Nichol Emmanuel Lopez Asst. Director for Membership: Rotzen Pugna Treasurer: Francis Glen Pugna Auditor: Angela dela Viña