Archive for June, 2012

by Manda Icasiano

Held every 26th day of June, IDADAIT is being observed simultaneously in all member countries of the United Nations as per resolution signed during the UN General Assembly on December 7, 1987 and by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 264. 

DFA’s campaign poster on International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (IDADAIT)

In the Philippines,  the official campaign for this celebration is “Kalusugan ay Kayamanan, Droga ay Iwasan” to give emphasis of the theme for this year which is “health”.

Delegates from Angono ADAC during a parade going to Lakeside PArk, Angono, Rizal.

Meanwhile in Angono, Rizal, various NGO’s, students and representatives from the municipal employees joined this year’s celebration of IDADAIT  at the town’s Lakeside Park in Brgy. San Vicente.   Mayor Gerry V. Calderon tasked his secretariat, the KKK Office (Kapayapaan, Katauhan at Kapaligiran)  together with its local Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) coordinator – Angelo San Juan, to form a delegation to be sent at the said event.  Early this morning, Angono ADAC pushed thru with no less than fifty (50) delegates to celebrate & observe the nationwide celebration.

Angono’s campaign for International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (IDADAIT)

Students from Raises Academy, Angono public schools, members of the SK Federation led by SK President Mico Calderon, NGOs like Y-C.A.R.E.S. (Youth Coordinating Council for  Reforms, Education and Social Services), and some municipal employees actively participated in the event.

Angono ADAC delegates posing in front of the town’s municipal hall before commencing parade.

Angono ADAC Coorsinator Angelo San Juan presiding over the event at Lakeside Park, Bgy. San Isidro, Angono, Rizal.

Mark Colis, president of Venus Compound Youth Club, and one of the delegates of ADAC event, reached out to one of the residents who witnessed the parade to solicit donations for the “PISO Laban sa Droga” campaign

Even the commuters thrust their support for the event.

Councilor Bernie Guir gave some inspirational message to the delegates in behalf of the local government of Angono.


by Richard Gappi

Employees from various offices of the Municipality of Angono planted 150 trees this morning, June 25, in Sitio Labahan, Barangay San Isidro, where the town’s Materials Recovery Facility is located.
Some of the employees from the Mayor’s Office who planted trees during Angono’s celebration of the ARBOR DAY.
The activity serves as the town’s response to President Noynoy Aquino’s call and greening program contained in Presidential Proclamation 396 declaring June 25 annually as “Philippine Arbor Day”.
The proclamation aims to develop greater awareness on the importance of the role of trees in environmental health and human life.

Manda Icasiano, editor of Angono Dream News ONLINE, participated on the Tree Planting Activities.

A Manila Bulletin editorial on June 24 noted that there have been “studies showing that trees have a positive effect on many aspects of people’s lives including their health, homes, businesses, communities, drinking water, and air quality.”
“Trees are essential to the eco-systems in which they grow. Far-reaching roots hold soil in place and fight erosion. We get food, medicine, wood, and shelter from trees. They absorb and store rainwater, replenishing the ground water supply and preventing flooding. Fallen trees make compost that enriches the soil. Trees help keep things cool during summer, and reduce the heat intensity of the greenhouse effect by producing oxygen and keeping down carbon levels,” the editorial noted.
Mayor Gerry Calderon said planting trees around the MRF will prevent soil erosion at the  MRF area, which is located in a plateau and sandwiched by Angono’s mountainous areas.
The MRF is also beside the Angono River.
More photos taken by Manda Icasiano @

THE RING and WBC flyweight champion Sonny Boy Jaro was overjoyed on Saturday night as he made his first appearance with THE RING belt at the Angono Municipal Gymnasium in Angono, Philippines. Jaro (34-10-5, 24 knockouts), of Binangonan, Philippines, showed off the title to the audience, who were in attendance to watch the boxing event highlighted by Filipino contender Al Sabaupan’s first-round knockout of journeyman Freddie Martinez.
Jaro was flanked by his co-managers Aljoe Jaro and Naris Singwangcha, as well as his stablemate, THE RING’s No. 5-rated strawweight contender Denver Cuello.
The 30-year-old veteran became “The Cinderella Man” of the new decade when he knocked out Pongsaklek Wonjongkam in six rounds, ending the Thai legend’s nearly uninterrupted reign as the top 112 pounder in the world. Prior to the fight, Jaro had planned to take the money earned from the fight and use it to buy a motorized tricycle to earn a living taxiing pedestrians had he lost.
The upset was largely unexpected because of Jaro’s inconsistent performances in the past, which include a first-round knockout loss to Giovani Segura in a 2009 shot at Segura’s WBA light flyweight title and a second-round KO loss to Mexican Oscar Ibarra in 2010. Jaro has since won five straight by knockout.
“Being awarded THE RING belt is the greatest honor I have ever received in my life,” said Jaro, who also goes by the surname Singwangcha. “I am now in the roster of Filipino legends like Pancho Villa, Flash Elorde and Manny Pacquiao who are fellow recipients of the award. Thank you so much to the Editorial Board of The Ring. Thanks as well to my managers Aljoe Jaro and Naris Singwangcha for guiding my career and for Kuya (Tagalog for big brother) Aljoe Jaro for personally handling my training and conditioning. Thank you to my fellow Filipinos and boxing fans around the world for their support.”
Jaro is currently preparing for his first title defense, his mandatory challenger for the WBC belt Toshiyuki Igarashi (15-1-1, 10 KOs) on July 16 in Igarashi’s backyard of Winghat, Kasukabe, Saitama, Japan.
“I have been training like a mad dog in our stable,” said Jaro. “This is my most difficult training camp. I have been punishing myself in the gym and my trainer has been letting me do things I have never imagined. Fighting in Japan is a do-or-die thing. I know I need to knock Igarashi out in order to bring home my belt. That’s what I’m preparing to do.”
Photo of Jaro and his co-manager Naris Singwangcha taken by Ryan Songalia
Ryan Songalia is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) and contributes to GMA News. He is also a member of The Ring ratings panel. He can be reached at An archive of his work can be found at Follow him on Twitter: @RyanSongalia

by Richard Gappi
Ten Rizalenyos coming from various fields and professions were named most outstanding citizens of the province in a ceremony held at SM Event Center, Taytay, Rizal on June 19.
The Gawad Rizal awardees include Clemen Bautista, print and broadcast media; Agapito Caritativo, sports and youth; Engr. Reynaldo Carpio, business/construction; Dr. William Co, agriculture and business; Jose Jaime Enage, culture;

The recipients of Ten Most Outstanding Rizalenyos (Gawad Rizal)

Prof. Ligaya Tiamson-Rubin, literature; Sis. Adelina S. San Miguel, community service; Jose Dennis Teodocio, arts and entertainment; Prof. Lydia Cuevas Vicente, education; and Dr. Avelino DL. Zapanta, business and management.
The awarding coincides with the commemoration of the birth of our national hero Dr. Jose Rizal, after whom the province was named.

Broadcast journalist Clemen Bautista (right) of Angono, Rizal

UP emeritus professor Ligaya Tiamson-Rubin receives her award from Prof. Esguerra.

The award was presented by the Knights of Rizal and former Board Member and Provincial Administrator of the Province Virgilio Esguerra.

Esguerra chaired the Rizaleno Sulo Awards Group and acts as its publisher and chief editor.
The program also featured students of ICCT and Regional Lead School for the Arts who presented cultural performances.
(Photos by Patnubay Tiamson/Angono Tourism Office. For more photos, visit this link:

DepEd’s Bureau of Secondary Education awarded the Sining Pambansa Certificate to the students of ARPSA (Angono Regional Pilot School for the Arts) who represented CALABARZON (Region 4A) that ranked 1st PLACE in the CLEAN-GREEN PROGRAM in line with the 2012 National Festival of Talents held last April 9-13, 2012 at Iloilo City.
Congratulations at Mabuhay ang mga Higanteng Anak ng Bayan ng Angono

Pagpupugay at pagkilala sa mga alagad ng Sining Biswal sa Lalawigan ng Rizal

“Kalayaan: Pananagutan ng Bayan para sa Tuwid na Daan.” (Freedom: The Accountability of a Sovereign Nation of Responsible Citizenry) will be the theme observed by the Philippines in this year’s celebration of the 114th Anniversary of the Declaration of Philippine Independence on 12 June.
The Philippine Embassy enjoins all Filipino organizations to adopt and commemorate said theme in the observance of their Independence Day celebrations this June.

The logo for this year’s theme can also be downloaded from the website of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP).

Published on 22 May, 2012 – 15:56



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