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Guinsatao of Lamo and Domingo of Malasin

 

Just last month I attended the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) conference in St Louis that commemorates the 100th anniversary of the St Louis Exposition. In my very short speech,  I started, “I am from Nueva Vizcaya.,,,”Facing almost no opposition I was elected as FANHS trustee joining the elite of Vizcayanos, Estrella Alammar, Alex Fabros, and Fe Calderon-Pimentel who became trustee.

 

Next day during the conference I heard two ladies calling me “you are the guy from Nueva Vizcaya?” and at the same time claiming that their parents were from the same province. I was really surprised as improbable but then I asked where they came from. I was more shocked when they said that the mother (Evaristo) was from Dupax and the father (Guinsatao) from Lamo...Impossible!

 

Margarita EvaristoGuinsatao is a second generation Filipino-American from Chicago and with her daughter,Terese Guinsatao Molberg who made a presentation earlier. The world became smaller that moment, as we found more in common. My Uncle Alfredo Alliassas married one of the Evaristos in Nueva Vizcaya, My daughter graduated from University of Chicago, and I went to school with the Guinsatao in Dupax. Typing “Guinsatao” on the Netscape search engine will produce the first and second websites:

 

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Continuing a tradition of service and dedication  [New Window] 

Continuing a tradition of service and dedication. Margarita Guinsatao O'Connell's dedication and service to the University are qualities that run in the family. ...

http://chronicle.uchicago.edu/931028/oconnell.shtml [Preview This Site]

2.

SNVI  [New Window] 

... Soriano, Jose. Calulot, Francisco. Guinsatao, Romualdo. Magpale, Alejandro. Salud. ... Tabaldo, Jose. Vadil, Elpidlo. Guinsatao, Rolindo. Abbagu, Lolita. Aragon, Aquida. ...

http://members.tripod.com/NewVizcaya/snvi51-75.htm [Preview This Site]

(note to all students of Nueva Vizcaya. By typing your name in the search engine the SNVI website List of Student graduates might just appear on your monitor. Pass it around)

Guinsatao family service to the University of Chicago one of the word most prestigious colleges is very impressive. They excel in academia as the daughter; Terese is climbing the college teaching rank. She is currently a PhD. lecturer at the Communication Studies at the University of Kansas.

 

I am proud when the beautiful people of Nueva Vizcaya excel in any field and what’s more impressive are when they don’t forget the highland they came from and the family who raised them into this world. I the both women never forget to show the Guinsatao signatures. I am equally proud sharing the same passion of Filipino American History.

 

I think I remember the Guinsatao students in my 4 years in SNVI.The SNVI on top of the hill remind me of the Acropolis. I saw the historic site again as the coverage of the Olympics.  I developed my love of History as some of you would remember Samuel Clemmons or what this guy said:



Dupax Retired School Teacher

 

Felicidad Gumiran Domingo, died of a lingering illness at Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, NJ. She was 88 years old.

Born on Aug 14, 1914 in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines, Domingo finished her education degree at the Philippines Normal College in Manila.

Married to the late Adolfo Domingo, she retired from teaching at Dupax Del Norte (Malasin) Central School in the mid-1970s and immigrated to the US in 1987 with her daughter, Norma.  Her son, Santos, would later joined them from Middle East. The children graduated from Southern Nueva Vizcaya Institute (SNVI).

She was an active member of the Legion of Mary and a senior citizen association. Domingo is survived by her children Eduardo, Norma, Romeo, Jesus and Santos, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 My deepest condolence to her folks and especially her former students in the passing of a great “Maestra” in this far far land.

Nestor Palugod Enriquez

 

From the class of 77-78

Dear Manong Nestor,

  Thanks for giving us information regarding Ma'am Felicidad.. She was our neighbor here in Malasin and the best friend of my late mother too. They were  very close when she was still here. She often comes home before to visit and give comfort to my late illing Mom.. I'll be missing her very much

 

 In behalf of my schoolmates and batch wayback in elementary.. we are extending our heartfelt condolences to the DOMINGO FAMILY in America...from the PHILIPPINES...

 

                                       LEONARD B. LEVANTE

                                       PLT College

                                       Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

                                       PHILIPPINES  

 

                                      Remembering Psalm 23

 

                 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want

    He maketh me to lie down in green pastures, he leadeth

                            me beside the still waters.

 

        He restoreth my soul, he leadeth me in the paths of    

                     righteousness for his name's sake.

 

   Yea, through I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

          I will fear no evil, for thou art with me, thy rod and thy   

                                          staff comfort me.                    

 

      Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine

  enemies, thou anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over.

   Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days in my

         life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever                                           

                                    

Psalm of David has a beautiful promise of everlasting life and     renewal. It assures us that even death, we'll not be alone, that God will be there to lead us home and give us comfort. It's a vow that there's nothing to fear for great things await us in heaven. Truly, this prayer should lend hope and comfort to all.

 

 

                                           This is our Prayer

                                 The SNVI Alumni 1977- 78