Fund Raising


Collected for 2012-2013: $107,578.58


Donors from Infantahins to build the Gabaldon


Segundo and Evelyn Amarga
Maria Alejandra Arizala
Octavio Arizala
Rodolfo & Neneto Arizala
Cesar & Sonia Astrera
Hector & Fabbee Bunag
Erlinda Bustonera
Kelly and Annabelle Clayton
Renato & Norma Coronel
Eddie Cua
Nilda Cua
Samson & Carolina Cua
Pol & Sally Derilo
Ricardo & Malou Espinosa
Mario & Tita Espiritu
Marites Espiritu
Melecia Garcia
Nony & Emmie Garcia
Rudy & Bennie Garcia
Kevin & Trish Glodava
Kirsten Glodava
Mark & Mila Glodava
Venchito Gucon
Manny & Marilyn Ibanez
Marc Ibanez
Paul & Mercy Ignacio
Josefina Juntereal
John & Joannes kirtley
Maricar Knize
Mario & Norma Leodones
Reynaldo & Merlita Miguel
Ramon & Myrna Monreal
Jures Ocampo
Imelda Orantia
Linda Poblete
Thomas & Sonia Pope
Felicidad Prohibido
Sandra Recio
Jon & Amor Santiago
Nonong & Carmelita Telan
Isabel Tena
Junlo & Rowena Tena
Jovy Valentino
Frederick & NoraVillamayor


Non-Infantahin Donors


A Taste of Italy
Abando, Napoloeon & Marciana
Ahern, John & Jan
Albyn, Mary
Allen, Frank & Jere
Almuete, Marivic
Altevogt, Jan
Alvarez Foundation
Alvarez, Guillermo & Annette
Amon, Elizabeth
Andersen, Scott & Lynn
Angell, Mike & Leanell
Anonymous
Aranjuez, Cristeta
Archdiocese of Denver
Arrupe High School
Ashmann, Marshall & Amelia
Asuncion,n, Virginia
Atienza, Pablo & Esther
Aye, Andrew & Theresa
Atwell, Scott
Baker, Raymond & Frances
Bandong, Naty
Banzon, Dolly
Banzuela, Mary Ann
Bartley, K.D. & C.E.
Bascanot, P.P. & V.C.
Bautista, Elaina
Beaudette, Therese
Bergeon, Christopher & Annette
Best, Chad & Heather
Betts, Steve & Nancy
Bosch, Warren & Karen
Botardo, D.S. & E.G.
Brandsma, Michael & Molly
Breitenbach, Randy & Maureen
Brock, Kurt & Charlene
Brown, Mary Lou
Buczkowski, Lee
Buntua, Connie
Cabigas, Emelita
Canaria, Apolonio & Alma
Canlas, Lourdes
Cardosi, Julius & Mary
Carr, Andrew & Nancy
Carrol, Arturo & Marcia
Carter, Helene
Carter, James & Maryanne
Casil, Rosa
Cassidy, Pete
Caulkins, Edward & Robin
Cavan Corporation
Chadwick, Scott & Stacie
Chaplick, Scott & Camilla
Church of the Risen Christ
Close, Joan
Colorado State Bank & Trust
Competente, Perfecto & Estrella
Corder, Steve & Pat
Coushane, Bruce & Jennie
Craige, Catherine Laboure
Cropp, Deacon Bob & Peggy
Cruz, Arnie & Ana
Cunnane, Brian & Kay
Curran, Gerald & Nida
Damore, Tony & Diane
Davis, Jim
De Dios, Bobby & Regina
De Leon, Remedios
Deniken, Andrew & Leslie
Dennehy, Jan
Devera, Melva
Digo, Dawn
Donaldson, Linda
Dulay, Ovideo
E.M. Weckbaugh Foundation
Eason, Timothy & Shirley
Eckrich, Mark & Joan
Edwards, Jennifer
Eggert, William & Elizabeth
Engelmann, Karl & Melissa
Espeja, Roann
Esteron, Cristeta
Evans, Kevin & Linda
Fabro, Brigida
Faley, David & Jodi
Fangman, Matt & Terri
Filby, Matt & Julie
Filipino Night
Finegan, Jean
Fleming, Fred & Adeline
Fons, Randal & Sharon
Forster, Sue
Frank, Jim & Connie
Franzen, Steve & Kim
Frontz, Jasper & Jennifer
Funderburk, Ben & Sheri
Galicia, Maria Elena
Gallagher, Greg & Carrie
Gallagher, Mike & Liz
Gallo, Joe & Sylvia
Garden Chase Investment
Garovillas, Marie
Gerken, Ray & Tommie
Glodava, Phil & Donna
Goggin, Noel & Nimh
Golden Press
Goldwire, Hal & Miki
Gorder, Andrew & Jill
Granada, Mark
Green, Rev. John
Grepo, Norma
Grooters, Daniel & Jennifer
Gruidel, Jeff & Jennifer
Hagan, Mark & Madonna Borger
Hall, John & Linda
Hanzlik, Bill & maribeth
Harper, Anthony & Pamela
Harper, Victor & Jean
Hartman, Kendra
Havernan, Patrick & Johanna
Hayes, Charles
Heath, Chris & Laura
Heintzelman, Steven & Shelly
Heule, Tom & Lisa
Hilt, Mary Ann
Holtz, Thomas
Holzkamp, Kurt & Angela
Hone, Mack & Lisa Millet
Horne, Joanne
Hueckel, Glen & Sharon
Hut, Art & Laverne
J.P. (Bill Hanzlik's Friend)
Janiczek, Joseph & Mary
Jantomaso, Patricia
Jeske, Tim & Shar
Job, Sheryil
Johnson, Corey & Loraine
Jomoya, Rosalia
Jotte, Robert & Sonia
Jurlalero, Cornelia
Keating, Gary & Bridget
Keller, George
Kelley, Colleen
Kelley, Mark & Melanie
Kemberling, Rev. Andrew
Kennedy, Samuel & Elizabeth
Kennedy, Burke & Denise Munger
Kimzey, Bill & Carolyn
Kleman, Paul & Michelle
Kopp, Kevin & Nancy
Krietsch, Ann
Laber, Garald
Lane, Bill & Linda
Lane, Joyce Marie
Large, Robert
Leadbeater, Ellen
Liwanag, Wilfredo & Ludy
Lum Lung, Paul & Colleen
Mabley, Laura
Majka, Martin & Cindy
Malcolm, James & Holly
Malone, Bill & Terry
Manansala, Fred & Catherine
Mandapat, Elizabeth
Maranan, Melinda
Martin, Andrew
McAdam, Gary & Claudia
McCarthy, Patrick & Chris
McCoy, Maryann
McDermott, Shawn & Dana
McElhiney, Jan
McGarrity, Jeff & Sonia
McGowan, Dan
McGuigan, Maureen
McKenna, Tim & Marie
McKinzie, Gary & Jackie
McMillion Foundation
McPherson, J.R. & Ellen
Meno, Deanne
Mercer, Todd & Katie
Meske, Randal & Lucia
Micek, Leonard & Laura
Miller, Alan & Karen
Miller, Dorothy
Miscellaneous Cash
Mitchell, V.S. & A.F.
Modz, Frank & Bernadett
Monark, John & Barbara
Monark, Rosemary
Moore, Forrest & Shirley
Morrisoe, Patrick
Morton, Julie
Murphy, Mark & Kelli
Nagle, Midge
Natterman, Mary
Nepel, Jay & Jennifer
O'Brien, Jim & Susan
O'Shea, Ray & Colleen
Ocampos, Rodrigo & Bernadita
Olorvida, Cresencia
Oro, Patrick & Lisa
Orzal, Juliet
Osterman, Michael
Our Sunday Visitor
Pablo, Leony
Pallazo, Dominic & Ellen
Panasci, Ernest
Pasion, Phil & Lynne
Paterson, Nancy
Payos, Manilena
Pennies from Heaven
Perchiazzi, Tom & Amy
Perry, Sam & Becky
Picardo, Virginia
Piccone, George & Kristi
Pietro, Diane
Pitrone, Russ & Lucy
Polakovic, Mike & Terry
Post, Rick & Sharon
Priester, John & Rosemary
Pristera, Bob & Jo
Pruneda, Efrain
Rafferty, Jerry
Ramirez, John & Mary Lee
Rapatan, Thelma
Rapp, Dick & Nancy
Rastrelli, Deacon Alan & Brenda
Reed, Tom & Shelley
Reichardt, Gerry & Frances
Reyes, Araceli
Reyes, Angelita
Rice, Mary
Ricupero, Karen
Rivera, Antonio & Aurora
Robertson, David
Rood, Donna
Rorick, Brian & Beth
Rossi, Msgr. Walter
Runberg, David & Liz
Sablada, Amalia
Sakas-Sluder, Elena
Salem, Hassan & Sheila
Salvato, Mark & Laura
Samuels, Denzil & Shari
Sanderson, John & Joni
Sangalis, Steve & Moiria
Schaffer, Rev. Darrell
Schmidt, Andrew & Helene
Schneider, Joanie
Seeds of Hope
Sengco, Ronald & Mary Ann
Serra-Dagat, Reema
Shinner, Steve & Cindy
Sillecchia, Lucia
Smerker, Mimi
Smith, Colleen
Smith, Don & Eileen
Smith, Harris & Linda
Smith, Lee
Smith, Phil & Shari
Smith, Todd
Smooke, Douglas & Jean
Spirit of Chrit
St. Mary's Catholic Church
St. Rose of Lima
St. Thomas More Catholic Church
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Stern, Tom & Katherine
Stevenson, Dean & Connie
Stroud, Steve & Mary
Sturges, Jerry & Jennifer
STM Office
STM Religious Education
STM School 2nd Grade, Mrs., De la Cuesta
STM School 2nd Grade, Mrs. Dornbos
STM School 2nd Grade, Mrs. Wink
STM School 5th Grade, Mrs. Whitehouse
STM School Student Council
STM Youth Ministry
Sullivan, Bill & Tricia
Sullivan, Douglas
Sweeney, Kevin & Rosanna
Sullivan, Joseph, Sean, Mike and Gracie
Talana, Mario & Loreto
Tapp, Mike & Betsy
Tedesco, Thomas & Karlyne
Terry, Jim & Stacy
Tewahade, Kebere & MIna
The Kelley Foundation
Victorian Tea Party
Thompson, Bob & Shelley
Thompson, Mike & Jane
Thony, Lucien & Olivia
Tilahun, Mengistu & Migbar
Todd, Richard & Joanie
Torres, Nestor & Marilyn
Trask, Linda
Trouchton, Terry & Marybeth
Turner, Patricia
Turner, Vicki
Utenick, Michael & Mary Ann
Uy, Cecil
Vargas, Rose
Vizurraga, Tony & Deanne
Walsh, Darren & Julia
Wegener, W.S.
Weger, John & Ruth Freige
Wegner, Len & Cathy
Welch, Marge
Weston, Leo & Bernadette
White, James & elizabeth
Wiley, Richard & Michelle
Wilhoite, William & Karen
Wolach, Pat
Wolberg, Wayne & Neice
Wood, Dennis & Linda
Wooods, Keith & Sally
Wright, Richard & Elizabeth,br /> Wulff, Sydnia
Yanez, Marcelina
Zacher, Karen
Zakovich, Paul & Marleen
Zapapas, Jim & Jan
Zimmerman, John & Mary
Zimmerman, John & Megan
ZTL Foundation

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Stewardship ... of government and environment

By Pol Derilo
Round Rock, Texas

Stewardship is ringing louder nowadays reminding us how vital it is in our lives as ever. Three mission days are currently going on right here in our parish of St. John Vianney. It hopes to refresh and rekindle the gratitude of parishioners towards God, the source of all our blessings.

With faith, we ought to partake our blessings to God as a manifestation of love and gratitude. Gestures need not be done necessarily through the popular and expedient monetary fashion but by sharing the countless ways each one of us is gifted by our Creator. God's gifts come in so many ways and to make our homage profoundly meaningful, we need to choose from those we treasured most instead of the one we needed less, not those that are inferior but the best of the kind that we possess or picking those who are generous instead of those who are covetous.

Blessings and gifts of love are almost always identical and equally true is the responsibility on how we make the most of them. Are they meant to be for ourselves alone or share them with someone else? And just like other gifts, we have the choice to value or squander them. These are individual choices which may apply to personal or delegated capacity by the many. It is at this vantage point where many get disoriented and let private interest takes over the public --where the many lost their share for the sake of the few.

There is a reverberating battle cry now in the U.S. presidential campaign declaring that the government in Washington is broken. It is an alarming phenomenon that is choking the government’s response to the people’s needs. It is becoming a government not by and for the people, but by and for a few people, for those who perceived the possibility of shifting loyalty with multimillion green bucks. Appearing to be the big culprit are ... lobbyists, which means big business and/or big money interest taking over those of the constituents who choose their leaders in the democratic way of the ballots. Then, there is the other question as to how they were reached by the candidates either through the media or by eye to eye discussions in town hall meetings. Again money may have acted shrewder through the prepaid loyalty of supposedly elected leaders. To name a few aftermath of these are high energy costs, regressive taxation, elusive medical care of the marginalized, rising unemployment, continuos degradation of mother earth, and lately the housing and financial institutions going under.

These are glaring samples of derailed government platforms, riding high with hopes during election time but at the same time invisibly doomed with wicked agenda. There may have been a triumph of the best hope but a defeat in the hand of the covetous who succumb to the choice of squandering delegated power. A government is broken when the mandate entrusted to the few by the many for their welfare is not getting done.

The Philippines has its own tragic stewardship of government also. As far as I can recall, unbroken government ended right before Ferdinand Marcos assumed office in 1966. Thereafter, nearly every government successions dug their own pitfall and frustrate the people’s hope. Nearly, all of them let private interest takes over the welfare of the many, the precise reason why poverty level sags opposite the rate of rising population, the reason why in the same speed the country coveted the #1 rank but as the most corrupt in Asia, the same reason why separatist Filipinos keep insisting to secede and establish their own Bansamoro in Mindanao. One may call it oversimplification, but a continuing series of Malacanang and Batasang Bansa occupants allow the country to endure a debilitating cancer for decades and perhaps draining their hopes to a drought condition. Monumental testimony that leaders squandered delegated authority imposed upon them via “vox populi”. But is it also “vox Dei”?

Whether we apply the doctrine or not, fulfillment is the only option to be a true steward, thus obliging the “populi” to realize it. History has shown so far that inherent rights thrive best in the system that we are in. As a good steward, its wholeness ought to be preserved and its integrity protected. We are obliged to remind anyone who threatens its existence or deprives its enjoyment that these gifts will be defended. Otherwise, we will miss the last free shot at the precise crucial moment. We become another number on the losing side. We blinked and lost our sight; we wavered and weaken our character. We were indecisive in tending our gifts.

There is a saying in Texas that goes, “If you ever do is all you’ve ever done, then all you’ll ever get is all you ever got.” This is like hitting the nail right on its head, the Filipinos both national and personal. Politics and greed across the board are two continuing obsessions that preoccupy everyone to perpetuate their career in government. It has become a lucrative business to some and a reason why dynastical names for some seemed engraved in the ballots every election cycle. And that is what is ever do, done ...as well as ... ever get, got. It takes a pair to tango and therefore both politicians and ‘mamamayan’ reap the jinx of whatever they have been messing. Please, when will one or both of them ever try the idea of changing the music, (but not to cha-cha either) just for the mere fact that only one of them is getting ahead while the other is left behind dragging legs? This is not keeping up with unison, the idea of lifting the spirits of two in one motion, a unified abilities for a common gratitude.

While the big slice of national wealth goes around to only 14% of the wealthy, the remaining 86% wallows at and below the poverty line. Meanwhile, one of its consequence, corruption has metastasize institutions from national down to the barangay. Civil service is no longer a notion anywhere but the other way around everywhere, with some accepting the mode of being referred to as ‘bosing’. Because bureaucracies grow fast at almost every level, simple paper services may take half-day waiting time and extra pesos for fixers and facilitators.

Our local advocacy group Task Force Sierra Madre is confronted with two big issues that it considers a big threat to survival and progress of Real, Infanta and Gen. Nakar (R.I.N.) We are struggling to block a logging concession and the construction of a dam not far from a fault line. With patience and perseverance, organizing, signature campaign, audience with the President, lots of meetings and caucuses, the group is inching ahead to reach its goals. This could have been less difficult if not for the entrenched vested interest in government sectors that insulate these threats from assault of public opposition. Corruption which is a private welfare is getting to be more effective shield than public welfare when it comes to harnessing the bounties of Sierra Madre. Forget the danger of the present generation and the degraded legacy to future generation. If we remain as fence sitters, this will be the fate that awaits the beautiful, bountiful and so much life giving natural treasures of Sierra Madre; the beauty that seems to stoop and watch over her people in R.I.N. how they handle the stewardship of their environment.

Stewardship reminders reach us in different ways and forms just as responses are express in various fashions. Funneling care through this foundation will not diminish in any way the same care bundled up in door-to-door boxes or for stewardship sake expressed in any other way. It is just that everyone acts according to what and how they say they are not stingy. Remember our Lord’s warning about giving in this essence - a penny is worth more if that is all one has to give, than a buck if that is all one has to pull from the heap.

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Email: himpilanko@yahoo.com.ph