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  • lv on November 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Dionisia Nieves Acosta Lazaga, RIP 


    JULY 31,1926 – NOVEMBER 19, 2014

    Dionisia Nieves Acosta Lazaga was born in Tagudin, Ilocos Sur, Philippines on July 31, 1926. Her parents were Mariano Acosta and Hilaria Lardizabal. Nieves, as she was called during her younger days, grew up and went to elementary and high school in Tagudin, Ilocos Sur. She was a member of the Softball Team of Tagudin National High School. After graduation in High School, Napoleon Lazaga Sr., did not waste time and asked Nieves to marry him. A double wedding ceremony was held on December 9, 1945; Nieves Acosta and Napoleon Lazaga Sr., and Federico Lazaga Sr. (Napoleon’s older brother) and Ernestina Jimeno. Nieves was a member of the Blue Ladies Pitogo Chapter and Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Parish in Makati, and The Tagudinians in California. She was a housewife and worked part-time as sales consultant for Manila Memorial Park. Nieves and Napoleon were sponsored by their son, Nelson, to come to the U.S. and immigrated in 1980. In 1984, four of their eight children; Nestor, Edna, Norbert and Edith immigrated to U.S. to join them. Then in the years 1996 and 2000, their married children; Ester, Evangeline and Napoleon Jr. with their behalves and children also immigrated to U.S. As a housewife, she enjoyed cooking and sewing. She was a loving wife, beloved mother, grandmother and friend. She will be missed by many for her generous heart, thoughtfulness, and good sense of humor.

    Dionisia Nieves Acosta Lazaga is survived by eight children; Evangeline (Jean), Napoleon Jr. (Boy), Ester, Nestor (Sonny), Nelson (Nel), Edna (Baby), Norbert (Beng) and Edith (Dith) who are all living in California.

    Viewing at Chapel of Chimes, 32992 Mission Blvd, Hayward, CA 94544, (510) 471-3363.
     November 29, 2014 – 5:00 to 8:00 P.M.
     November 30, 2014 – 5:00 to 8:00 P.M.

    Funeral Mass
     December 1, 2014 – Funeral Mass @ St. Anne’s Church 32223 Cabello St Union City, CA, (510) 471-7766
     Interment to follow at Chapel of Chimes after the Mass.
     Lunch Reception at Mizuumi Buffet, 1604 Decoto Rd, Union City, CA 94587 (510) 324-3999

    • lv on November 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      To Manang Ester, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of your bereavement. We would also like to thank you for helping us secure a lot for our family awhile back when my parents were still alive at the same cemetery where your mother would have her resting place. On behalf of the family of the late Manuela (Nelly) and Engr. Anselmo Valdez, Sr., we express our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

    • Seaside Park of Dardarat on November 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Our sincere condolences to the Lazaga Family.

    • Tagudinians of Northern California on November 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Our heartfelt condolences to the Lazaga Family.

  • lv on November 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Candon City, Santa Lucia, and Tagudin Lots

    Candon Lot

    A prime lot with an area of 3,338 square meters located along the National Highway in the booming southern part of Candon City, Ilocos Sur. It is very close to the Candon City Hall. It is ideal for a shopping center/mall, hotel/resort, school campus, church, apartments/condos, gas station, bank, etc. Great location!

    Santa Lucia Lot

    An irrigated agricultural lot (riceland) with an area of 3,966 square meters located in Barangay Catayagan/Bikal, Santa Lucia, Ilocos Sur. It about 70 meters away from the National Highway.

    Tagudin Lot

    An irrigated agricultural lot (riceland) with an area of 3,082 square meters located in Barangay Tampugo, Tagudin, Ilocos Sur. It is about 70 meters away from the National Highway.

    For inquiries, please text or send an email to:
    0974-365-8701 (roaming text).

    All inquiries will be answered through email.

    Thank you.

    • Karen Landice on August 25, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      tanong ko Lang po Kung magkano yung sa candon? Santa Lucia? At tampugo tagudin… Tags tagudin po ako…thanks

  • lv on November 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Tis The Season 

    A Store Selling Xmas Lanterns in Candon City, Ilocos Sur

    Happy Thanksgiving

    to all our kababayans

    living in the United States of America.

  • lv on November 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Here is something you might be interested in for the Fil-Am's living in the SF Bay Area 

    New Fil-Am anthology now available at iconic San Francisco bookstore
    INQUIRER.net US Bureau 8:33 AM | Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO — An anthology of contemporary Filipino American writers’ personal insights on San Francisco’s rich cultural history and the contributions of Filipinos is now available at a world-famous San Francisco bookstore in time for Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season.

    Claiming Our Stories, published by The Alvarado Project, is available at City Lights, an official San Francisco historic landmark located at 261 Columbus Avenue in the bustling North Beach District of San Francisco, a prime tourist destination best known for its historic places of interest, Little Italy, and a 1950s Beatnik legacy.

    The Alvarado Project published the first edition of the book as a fitting companion to a crossover exhibit of original artwork and historical photographs by Ricardo Ocreto Alvarado, “Compositions: A Filipino American Experience,” at the San Francisco Main Library’s 6th floor Skylight Gallery through December 7.

    Janet Alvarado, curator of The Alvarado Project, says, “What an honor for my father, ‘Manong Ricardo.’ Claiming Our Stories showcases some of his unique historical photographs and various contributors’ intergenerational stories about the earlier roots of Filipino American life in our San Francisco neighborhoods.”

    Copies of Claiming Our Stories are in the People’s History and San Francisco/Left Coast Sections of City Lights Bookstore. “City Lights has become world-famous, but it has retained an intimate, casual, anarchic charm. It’s a completely unique San Francisco experience, and a must for anyone who appreciates good books,” the store’s website proudly states.

    The Alvarado Project, is planning its next edition of Claiming Our Stories. For more information go to http://www.thealvaradoproject.com/

    Read more: http://globalnation.inquirer.net/114785/new-fil-am-anthology-now-available-at-iconic-san-francisco-bookstore/#ixzz3K2afd5ON
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  • lv on November 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Ipon Season 

    Ipon bought at the market in Bangar, La Union

    Sinigang Nga Ipon

    Kilawen Nga Ipon

    They said that ipon they catch in Bangar is a smaller fish that the ipon they catch in Tagudin which make the Bangar Ipon more suitable for “kilawen”. However they said that ipon in Tagudin is a little more tasty because it has a little bit of a sweet flavor ideal for making “sinigang”, “liningta”/“paksiw” or “tamales” wrapped in banana leaves and “boggoong nga ipon”. In the Tagudin area, they said the best ipon is from the waters of Pudoc.

    This kind of small seasonal fish is only found in the waters of Ilocos and parts of Cagayan and to this time the Ilocanos are still not sure where the fish originates. Ipon season usually starts sometime in September up to the months of December and January. Usually the sign when there is ipon is when there are group of birds (“kankannaway”) flying over the ocean. There are a lot of theories about where it originates and what kind of fish it will become when it reaches maturity but to this time this fish remains a mystery. The Ilocanos always have an appetite for this kind of fish. Even if it gets too pricy at the market at P300-400 a kilo, people would kill just to have their share of ipon for their lunch and dinner. “Basta makaraman la iti ipon kontenton”.

    I think the Philippine government should make an effort to study the behavior of this fish and where it originates in order to preserve the species. There is definitely an overfishing of ipon as evidenced by the declining catch every year. I believe ipon fishing should be regulated until such time when we know how to improve and increase the population of this fish.

  • lv on November 18, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    TASC New Year Celebration 








    DECEMBER 27, 2014.





  • lv on November 17, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Ilocos Sur Bus Lines 

    There are few bus lines plying the Ilocos – Manila route and two of them are these two bus lines from Ilocos Sur. They are cheaper than the other major bus lines and just as comfortable. As of this writing the fare from Tagudin to Manila is P350 for Candon Bus Line and P360 for Santa Lucia. The other bus lines charges around P500. The only drawback is these bus lines do not have a lot of buses unlike the other bus lines where they have buses passing through Tagudin at least one every hour. You have to wait a little longer at the highway for these two bus lines. However, their stations in Manila are very convenient. They are right in the center of Manila close to all the major bus, jeepney and train lines. Their stations are actually right across each other in the Doroteo Jose area in the Quiapo District by Doroteo Jose LRT Station along Avenida and Recto.

    Oftentimes, taking the bus especially for long distance trips in the Philippines is a lot more convenient than driving. Most of the buses are air conditioned and you get to watch movies inside the bus!

    Candon Bus Line

    Santa Lucia Bus Line

    • lv on November 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      By the way Florida Bus Line is now back on business after a suspension due to a tragic accident caused by one of its buses last year. The bus line is now again plying the Ilocos-Manila route.

    • Cynthia on May 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I am planning to go to Vigan on Jan. 2016 for the Longganiza festival but will also visit the town of Sta. Lucia to visit my patron saint at St. Lucy, the Martyr Church. Do you know if there are any buses going to Sta. Lucia from Vigan? If so, which bus company should I take from Vigan ? And do they stop exactly at a terminal in Sta. Lucia so I’ll just take a tricycle from there going to St. Lucy, the Martyr Church. I would feel lost if the bus just drops me off at the highway. Thanks.

      • lv on May 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Cynthia, thank you for the post. There are a lot of buses plying between Laoag and Manila and most of them passes by Vigan and Santa Lucia at the National Highway. The most frequent one that passes by Vigan is Partas. Other bus lines are the Farinas Bus Line, Dominion Bus Lines and Victory Liner. Florida Bus Line used to passed by all towns in Ilocos Sur including Vigan every hour but the bus line has been suspended due to an accident last year. Just get off the highway in Santa Lucia by the Municipal Hall/Plaza and the church is a walking distance from there. The Candon Bus Line and the Santa Lucia Buses does not go all the way to Vigan. I believe their routes end in Candon City if I am not mistaken.

    • sharon on May 8, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      how much is the fare from binalonan, pangasinan to vigan? thanks

      • lv on May 9, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Sharon, I am not sure but set aside around P200 to be on the safe side. It could be around 150 pesos or so.

    • Marvin on March 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      How about from San Fernando la Union to Pampanga dau bus terminal?

  • lv on November 17, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Happy Holidays 

  • lv on November 16, 2014 Permalink | Reply  


    Attention Farm Lovers:

    A 22,329 sq. m. farm land is up for sale located in Tagudin, Ilocos Sur. Inclusive with 1 residential house, 3 bunkhouses, 3 eqpt. houses, 1 stack house, 1 goat house, 1 fishpond, 65 full grown mangoes, 3,000 Mahogany trees, 8 Sagat trees, 11 Narra trees, and various fruit bearing trees.

    For interested buyers who want to retire/live in the Philippines, please email your telephone numbers or emails to the Administrator of this site. The owner of the farm will contact you personally.

    The Site Administrator’s email is:
    mails114-tagudinseasideadministrator@yahoo.com .

    Thank you.

    Naimbag nga aldaw/rabii.

    • Avelino Leal on December 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I am interested on this property. Please give me more details.

      • lv on December 3, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Avelino, I have forwarded your message to the seller. Please check your email. Thank you.

  • lv on November 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    For those of you from the San Francisco Bay Area, here are some of our kababayans who are running for various positions in the Nov. 4 Elections 

    Article Source: http://www.inquirer.net
    Nov. 4 elections: 15 Fil-Ams running in San Francisco Bay Area
    Fel Amistad@inquirerdotnet Filamstar.net (INQUIRER.net News Partner)
    4:56 AM | Monday, November 3rd, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO — Foremost among the Filipino Americans standing for election is Alameda County’s Rob Bonta, a dynamic legislator who is seeking his second term in State Assembly District 18.

    Three city mayors — Milpitas Mayor Jose Esteves, Hercules Mayor Myrna de Vera, and Suisun Mayor Pete Sanchez — are seeking another term.

    In Colma town, former Mayor Joanne Del Rosario is running for her third Council term.

    In San Francisco, Commissioner Hydra Mendoza is running as education board trustee.

    In Daly City, Councilmember candidates include incumbents Ray Buenaventura and Mike Guingona.

    For school board trustees, Rosie Tejada and Katherine Zarate Dulany are running for reelection.

    Other Fil-Ams profiled in this piece include Pat Gacoscos, who is seeking reelection to the City Council of Union City; San Mateo County’s Rob Bernardo, who is running for his second term with the Harbor District Commission; Garry Barbadillo, a candidate for a City Council seat in Milpitas; Dr. Tony Ubalde a reelectionist with the Vallejo Board of Education; and Neolani Sallings who is running for a seat in the board of Santa Clara Unified School.

    Rob Bonta

    Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), the first Filipino American to be elected to the State Assembly, is seeking reelection in the 18th District, which covers the cities of Oakland, Alameda and San Leandro.

    The son of farmers and organizers with the United Farm Workers of America who worked with legendary Filipino leaders Philip Vera Cruz and Pete Velasco, the 42-year-old Bonta has an impressive record of getting 16 out of his 20 principally-authored bills signed by Governor Jerry Brown.

    Rob authored AB123, a landmark legislation that mandated the inclusion in the state curriculum the contributions of Filipinos to the California farm labor movement, a measure that make all ethnic Filipino proud of their heritage.

    He also introduced AB1469, a bill that that addressed the “financial challenges” afflicting the teachers’ pension fund, the California State Teachers’ Retirement Systems (CalSTRS), which had an underfunded liability of $7.4 billion.

    A savvy problem-solver, Bonta said he worked together with teachers, school districts and the state “on a shared responsibility approach” where everybody put more money without changing the benefit so that the program is fully funded over the course of 30 years.

    Still on education, the FilAm legislator authored The Safe Schools and Safe Learning Act of 2013 (AB514). It provides resources to support youth who have been victims of school-based discrimination, harassment or bullying (including their families), gang violence, and psychological traumas caused by violence at home, school and community.

    Joanne del Rosario

    Two-term Colma Councilmember Joanne del Rosario has served in the council eight years, during which time she was the town’s mayor, vice mayor and councilmember. With her proven leadership and performance in office, she is practically assured of getting another mandate from the townspeople whose trust she has earned.

    Known and respected by Town Council colleagues as a consensus builder, Joanne takes pride in the council’s record of not cutting back on any of the services enjoyed by residents, despite the economic challenges that started in 2007.

    Unlike other towns and cities, Colma was spared of layoffs through sound fiscal management, which entailed restructuring certain projects while maintaining basic services needed by the community.

    Joanne was born in New York City in 1953 and lived in Yonkers until the age of 12. She then resided in Manila until 1974. She was educated both here in the United States and the Philippines. She came to live in California in 1978, and moved to Colma in 2001 with her husband, Rene Malimban. She has one son, Reginald, from a previous marriage.

    Joanne was first elected to office as a member of the City Council in December 2006 and last served as mayor in 2009.

    Joanne is past president of the Filipino America Association of Colma and past director of the Filipino American Coalition. She is a member of the Seton Medical Center Community Advisory Council and a member and past president (2010) of ALLICE (Alliance for Community Empowerment) “Kumares and Kumpares” whose purpose is to educate and bring awareness to the community on issues regarding all forms of domestic violence.

    In 2009 she was named one of the 100 Most Influential Filipinas in the United States by the Filipinas Women’s Network….Click for the continuation of the article at Inquirer.net >>

  • lv on November 1, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Tagudinians of Northern California Christmas Party and Inductions of Officers 2014 

    To print the RSVP that is attached to this ad please click : TNC Christmas Party RSVP

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