A Letter from the Sorsogon Arts Council

A letter from the Sorsogon Arts Council. As of 3/2/2014, there's no clear details on the FB page, Project SNHS Rebuild, if Mrs. Rempillo replied to the letter.

A letter from the Sorsogon Arts Council. As of 3/2/2014, there’s no clear details on the FB page, Project SNHS Rebuild, if Mrs. Rempillo replied to the letter.

Note: For those who want to help or be updated on the details of what’s happening on the rebuilding of SNHS Main Building, you can visit the FB site, Project SNHS Rebuild.

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Calling the Lost Relatives of Camilo Omaña Villanueva Sr.

The author got this email from Mr. Villanueva Sr.:

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Dear Sorsogon group,
Can you publish that my father, Camilo Omaña Villanueva Sr, passed away in 2013? He was a native son of Sorsogon, born in 1936. He was five when the Japanese invaded, and became an orphan. His father, mother, and older brother died during the occupation. He was able to escape to Manila to stay with relatives and eventually left for the US in the 1950s, but lost touch with his brothers and sisters.
My father became an American citizen in 1976 and visited Sorsogon in 1998 with me, his son, Camilo Omaña Villanueva, Jr, now living in Nagoya, Japan. His dream was to reunite with his sisters and brothers, but could never locate them before he died. If anyone knows or has heard of him, perhaps they would remember my father. I hope to one day meet my relatives.
Sincerely,
Camilo Omaña Villanueva, Jr.

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For those who know Mr. Villanueva Sr., please don’t hesitate to reply back on the comments section with your email address. I will surely forward your message.

Salamatunon tabi!

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SNHS Main Building – Soon It Will Rise Again!

I remember this is not the first time the main building was brought down to its knees. I think it was in the mid-80s when it was swept by a strong typhoon. I still have vivid memories before the typhoon, because my mom would bring me in a room full of fetuses placed on jars. When the main building was rebuilt, those specimens were gone.

During my time in national (or SNHS), the main building was both a study area and a playground. Study area because the main room in the 2nd floor was our library, and on our forth year, our room was located on the said building on the right wing, right after the stair case in the second floor.

The main structure of SNHS Main Building is still standing tall. A sure sign that it will rise again. Image is courtesy of Dr. Ma. Theresa L. de Ramon.

The main structure of SNHS Main Building is still standing tall (picture at the bottom). A sure sign that it will rise again. Image is courtesy of Dr. Ma. Theresa L. de Ramon.

It’s a playground because this is where we had our fun when doing night navigation when camping out as part of the Boy Scouts activities. Our Scout Masters were on it as well, encouraging us to frighten the younger scouts as part of their mental training. I can still remember a group of the staffers (we call the boy scouts officers or seniors) turned the table around on their fellow staffers – frightening the wits out of them (the author included).

And the ground in front of the main building, it’s where I spent a lot of time developing my skills in Sepak Takraw. I can still picture in my mind the hard rattan ball being walloped by a strong kick or the serve that will rock ones brains literally if received via a header.

And just like SNHS’ graduates who outgrew the past and walking towards the future, I am confident that the main building will rise again, stronger and will offer better facilities to the future students of SNHS.

Author’s note: For those who are interested to donate, please send your donations:

BPI Sorsogon Branch
SAVINGS ACCNT NO. 890 303 8773
Joint Account in the name of Edmundo Atutubo, Elna Banzon, Regina Coeli Gabito

Dios mabalos!

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Project SNHS Rebuild

In relation to getting assistance to rebuild the Sorsogon National High School’s (SNHS) Main Building, a historic landmark, a Facebook Page was born: Project SNHS Rebuild.

On February 18, the core group met at Bulwagan ng Katarungan to plan out the next steps on SNHS rebuilding the burned structure:

UPDATE: February 18, 2014, Bulwagan ng Katarungan,Meeting of CORE group with the following Batch representatives:
1974- Ursel Digo, Lorna Lagata
1965- Rose Detera-DIñO
2014 SSG- Rhea Andrea-Uy, Louis Andrian Aninipot, Adviser Matilde Dino
1983- bERNARD eSTRADA
1989- mARY jEANE cASTILLO, Pierre Dellosa
2002- jAMAICA aTUTUBO, Shonie Detera
2004- rita mae gomez
1976- mARIBETH fRUTO
1999- Sarah Dingalan
1998-Marion Olivar, Norman Deladia
2001-Ma. Theresa Peterson, Dean Michael Tison, Melvin Dolot
2005- Evan Fucal

highlights:

1. SEED MONEY FOR BANK ACCOUNT- P50,000 (Batch 1983). The account name and number will be posted after we have opened the savings account with BPI Sorsogon

Author’s note: For those interested to donate, you can deposit your donation directly to:

BPI Sorsogon Branch
SAVINGS ACCNT NO. 890 303 8773
Joint Account in the name of Edmundo Atutubo, Elna Banzon, Regina Coeli Gabito

2. SSG 2014- will print shirt (see design used in FB page of Bangon SNHS); this shirt will be sold and income will be contributed to the cause of Project SNHS Rebuild; sale is open to the general public; this shirt will be used by all alumni during the morning activity on the 2014 General Alumni Homecoming

3. Silver Jubilarians 1989 – will make and post tarpaulins to advertise Project SNHS Rebuild (THeme: UNITE, HELP, REBUILD!);
gRAND rEUNION ACTIVITIES WILL ALL BE FOR FUND RAISING– MORNING: WALK FOR REBUILD -everybody will wear the shirt sold by SSG to show unity(snhs annex-bibincahan-barangay road-balogo-snhs main )EVENING: Concert Banda ni Gugo (gen. tiago laguna-batch 76)/bEER PLAZA AT THE MAIN BUILDING GROUNDS TO STIR AWARENESS of the needs of our alma mater

4. All batches are encouraged to have their own fund-raising events, but should be coordinated with the Project SNHS Rebuild in order to pool and centralize donations. they agreed to remit to the core group the net proceeds.

5. Project SNHS Rebuild will not turnover cash to the snhs administration but will coordinate what the school needs, purchase the needs, and turnover it to the school.

6. Everybody is encouraged to promote Project SNHS Rebuild to prevent other people from taking advantage of snhs for their own financial gains.

7. next meeting: February 24, 5pm, bulwagan ng katarungan.

PLEASE COORDINATE ALL CONCERNS WITH ANY OF THE CORE GROUP MEMBERS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

UNITE, HELP, REBUILD!

Burning Main_Bldg-5

It may be old, it may be fragile, but remains strong. Soon, it will rise again with your help! Image is courtesy of Ma. Theresa L. de Ramon.

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Sad Pictures of SNHS Main Building

On February 15, the Sorsogon  National High School's main building burned down. Image is courtesy of Image is courtesy of Dr. Maria L. de Ramon.

On February 15, the Sorsogon National High School’s main building burned down. Image is courtesy of Image is courtesy of Dr. Maria L. de Ramon.

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The fire is just too much for the local firemen. Image is courtesy of Dr. Maria L. de Ramon.

Burning Main Bldg-2

If it isn’t typhoon, it’s fire. But just like any other, it will rise again. Image is courtesy of Dr. Maria L. de Ramon.

Burning Main Bldg-3

The dark scene along Alegre Street, Brgy. Cogon-Almendras. Image is courtesy of Dr. Maria L. de Ramon.

Burning Main_Bldg-5

Just like the strong typhoon that destroyed it in the 80s, not even the wrath of a ferocious fire can put it down completely. Soon, it will rise again, just like the Sorsoganon’s spirit against all calamities. Image is courtesy of Dr. Maria L. de Ramon.

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An Main Building san Sorsogon National High School Nasunog

Makamumundo niyan an ad law na ini. An saru na building na puno sin isturya san panahon wara na.

Niyan tabi na maaga, may nag text sa Ina ko na nasunog kuno an main building san SNHS. Sa mga friends ko sa Facebook, gin iiristuryahan kun papano makaabut an tabang.

Sana kun mapatindug gihapun an gobiyerno sin bago, sana pareho gihapun an korte.

Kun may aram man tabi kamo sin detalye para makaabut an tabang, basis Puwede tabi kamo magbilin didi sa site na ini.

Salamatunon tabi!

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Aram Mo Pagnasa Bicol Ka Na Pag….

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Nakakita ka sin poster ad san Pinangat.

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