21th years of Stamp collecting 1989-2010

Hi! Everyone, Warm Greetings, This year I am celebrating the 21th years as a postal stamp collector.I started collecting Postal Stamp since 1989 as a grade school pupil of C.V.P.C. ( Negros Oriental STATE University ) in Dumaguete City,I would like to appeal to relatives,friends and fellow citizen in the Philippines and around the world. If you have old postal stamp or old letter with stamp  frm. the Philippines,Asia,Southeast Asia,Middle East,Africa,Pacific Islands,Europe,South America,Central America,North America ( Canada) and USA. Your old stamp from all over the world would add to my collection to preserve a wonderful tradition of History,People,Events,and the different Era that was,every stamp tell us a story. Pls do send it to me,

Mr. Penn Larena, Dumaguete City Tourism Council c/o City Tourism Office Quezon Park,Sta. Catalina St. Dumaguete City,Negros Oriental Philippines

Take care,More Power and More Power

Mr.Penn Larena

 Stamp Collector

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LORENZO CIMAFRANCA a World War II Hero of Dumaguete

 When World War II broke out on December 7,1941,he was a young man then enjoying his studies at Silliman University.Lorenzo learned of the resistance movement being organized in the mountains through the late Major Juan Dominado who invited him to join the guerrillas.Ensong detailed in the Intelligence section under Lt.Dominado and was immediately assigned to the occupied area in Dumaguete City.His task was to gather information regarding Japanese Troop movements to secure medical and office supplies.On one of these occasions,He was assigned to deliver two letters one letter from Dr. Robert Silliman ( sent thru the Atty Rodrigo Tugade) for the late Ambassador Jose M.Romero and another letter from Lt. Dominado for Engineer Eduardo Blanco,complete set of blue prints covering in detail the lay out of the Dumaguete airfield. Their was a time that the Resistance Movement will go to their house to met with the group.One afternoon as he approached Eng. Blanco’s house,He saw Engineer Jovenal Somoza ( Blanco’s assistant) that was the last time he saw Somoza alive ( Cimafranca recalled). One Cloudy and rainy afternoon this plan was placed inside the iron bars of his bicycle rolled map covered with manila paper rolled the map as small as he could tightened as small as possible it with a rubber band which he brought along,and inserted the map into the bar of the bike.Then put back the seat. Blanco was happy before he left,and told him that in three day’s time,if everything went well one time he pass by the Blanco’s house biking without showing the faintest recognition although there was a sort of smile on his lips that was the last time I saw him alive ( Cimafranca recalled). Months later many prominent people in Dumaguete were arrested by the Japanese.One by one those arrested were released,except the four,Blanco,Somoza,Chi, and Portuguese by the name of Silva while Ensong was in Palinpinon in Valencia Town but the Japanese was looking for him in their house near downtown area. September 22,1945 the 503rd U.S. Airborne Division at Guinsoan Zamboanguita,under the coconut trees a military surrender ceremony was solemnly enacted.The surrender took only around thirty minutes.Lt Juan Dominado and Lorenzo were the only Filipino witness and photographer the said historical event and the end of the Occupation. Before and after World War II he worked in their family owned company”The Uymatiao trading”Tnat.Sgt.Lorenzo A. Cimafranca rendered continue us service with the same organization from the time he was indicated into the military service until 26,April 1945.When he was transferred to the CIC,488TH Detachment,United States Army under the command of 2nd Lt.Henry Willy,USA.,he was attached to and returned back to his original unit which was by that time had been re-activated as the 3rd Battalion,53rd Infantry P.A. seventh military district of United States forces in the Philippines. Recognized his service as an Intelligence secret agent and military services during World War II by the Armed forces of the Philippines and a “Service Decorations Awarded given in June 12,1968 in Manila.One of our surviving war hero in Negros Oriental.His experience,Knowledge,Bravery and memorable treasure stories teach us to respect our motherland and fellowmen to love and protect our freedom.

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Dumaguete Stamp Club Stamp Openning

Friends, in view of our Foundation U. exhibit, let us dismantle the COSCA exhibit on Friday, December 11 at 3:00 PM.  Immediately we will transport The stamps there really look good and nice.Each stamps represent a place.Philippines,USA,Indonesia,New Zealand are some of the place that represent.It is an honor to us that one of the representative is our place.I am so proud that one of the representative is our place,because by those it really give a significance of what our place had.Honestly,it is my first time to saw stamps that are so many and by those I learned how important those stamps are. imee monique herlao‏the frames to Foundation at 4:30PM  and set it up.  They will provide panels to which we can  attach the frames so we will be bringing hooks, instead.
 
Opening of the Foundation “tour” will be on  Monday, December 14 at 5:00PM.  Please invite friends and relatives to this event. Display lasts only until December 18 so we have to dismantle on Saturday, December 19 at 9:00 AM.

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STAMP HISTORY OF NEGROS ORIENTAL

The first postage stamps used in the Philippines were issued by Spanish colonial authorities in 1854, or 14 years after the world’s first stamps had been issued by Great Britain. Since then, Philippine stamps have followed the country’s history through its many periods. The first Spanish Philippine stamps do not bear the name of the country, but are identified through the portrait of the reigning monarch, in this case Isabella II in profile with a coronet. Denominations are 5 and 10 cuartos, 1 and 2 reales. These were hand­engraved on metal plates, and thus differ from each other in many minute details. One carries the word carros instead of carreos, a genuine error valued by stamp collectors.

During the early Spanish regime in the Philippines, exchange of letters and communications were limited to those belonging to the officials of the government and the dignitaries and priests of the Catholic church, the letters, communications and the documents were carried by “badageros” who rendered free services to the colonial government. Badageros either hiked or rode on horseback in dispatching the early postal service from “Tribunal (town hall) to tribunal or to the “Casa Real” (provincial capital).

The badageros who acted as courier (counterpart of our present postman) were also called the “Polistos” classified as male citizens from 18 years who did not hold any public office like the “Gobernadorcillo” (Mayor), “Teniente primero y segundo” (vice-mayor), the Juez, “Cabesas” (councilors), the Commesarios” and “Cuadrillos” (Policeman) and “Escribanos (clerks). Badageros performed their courier services by rotation. Two Badageros were assigned every day at the Tribunal to be relieved the next day. If letters or communications were rush in nature, the badageros had to go and dispatch them even at midnight.

Ship carrying mail from Manila came to Dumaguete two times a month, but those from Iloilo and Cebu came weekly to Bais and the capital. This same boat that our National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal took for Dapitan his place of exile in 1892.

The beginning of the American Occupation the first samples being current U.S. overprinted with Philippines (1899).In 1906,the first stamps under the American insular  government were issued each one in a set of 14 clearly inscribed with Philippine Islands / United States of America.

In 1920 the American teacher were the one who encourages  the people of the  community to collector Postal Stamp and this also the period in time that our local residents  received airmail postal  services and limited stamps were issued for experimental  and exhibition airmail fights. One of the pioneer American Stamp collector in Dumaguete is the American contactor Clyde V. Powers.

In 1943 during Japanese Occupation and World War II was a normal operation of postal service like other province in the Philippines but close monitor by the Japanese Imperial Forces. Juvenal Villanueva-Somoza and Prof. Leoncio B.Tulabing were among Philatelic collector but some of their collection were given to the Japanese as payment for goods for the family in 1944. Most of the stamp during this era were printed in Tokyo Japan

In 1950s this is a new beginning era of Philatelic collecting worldwide people enjoy collecting for fun and as a hobby among the pioneer collectors  is Dr. Vicente Guzman-Sinco For his distinguished career in public service or educational administration, he received several citations, gold medals of merit, or diplomas of honor from the University of Minnesota in 1956, the Philippine YMCA in 1959, the Jose P. Laurel Memorial Foundation in 1962, the Texas Southern legal Foundation in 1962, the University of the Philippines in 1970, and the Rizal Pro-Patria Award in 1972 from the Republic of the Philippines; in addition to five honorary doctorates from Ohio Northern University (1952), the University of Manila (1958), Silliman University (1962), Central Philippine University (1968) and the University of the Philippines (1970).Mr  & Mrs Manuel Utzurrum Jr a true blue Sillimanian and active church member of Silliman University Church and Mrs Monserat Magbanua a civic leader and girl’s scout executive council.

Marcos Era of the 1970s was the first special issue for Negros Oriental the T.V. Pavilion Requested Philippine Tuberculosis Society Negros Oriental Chapter.80s was also a new Beginning  of stamp collectors  in grade school and high school students were into it exchanging  paper, stationery and sticks. A taste of glory of Negrense personality was in a souvenir sheet of stamps in 1994 Jose Yulo , 1995  Rafael Salas , and our very own Sen.  Jose Romero in 1997.

The fifth of a series  of souvenir sheets and first day covers issued by Philippines Postal Corporation to publicize for the centenary of Philippine Independence Date of Issue June 14,1997 Pantaleon Villegas a native of Bacong Negros Oriental & hero during the Philippine Revolution is included in this series. Sixth of a series of Souvenir sheets and first day of Negros Uprising 1898 issue. November 5, 1998  one of the frame presentation of the Negros Uprising Stamp to Bacolod City for its unveiling with no less than the Chair of the National Centennial Commission Salvador Laurel Jr. and Philippine Centennial Movement Chair Gloria Angara doing the honors. It was a joint project by Cebu Stamp Club, Inc and Negros Navigation attended by Richard Allan Uy, Ricardo Teves and top executives of NN. This event was never an exhibition but an unveiling ceremony. First Dumaguete Philately Society later part of the 90s was organized by   Monserat  Magbanua as President and Richard Rauscher a American Citizen with a French ancestry   as Vice President. I remember a stamp exhibit  about Philippine History and other related topics was held in Lee Super Plaza one of the shopping mall in Dumaguete in the 90s.

In 2008 during 108th Silliman University Founder Day celebration was the idea to bring an exhibit to Dumaguete City was a result of email communications between Richard Uy and CSCI Board member Aidalyn Arabe who hails from this city. Once it was decided to pursue the project, letters were sent to Dr. Elizabeth Susan Vista-Suarez, Cultural Officer of Silliman University and Mr. Dinno Depositario, the Vice President of Student Life and External Affairs of the Foundation University.

The exhibit was titled “Philippines, The Land Of Heroes.. A Retrospect Through Stamps.” With the sponsors coming in, everything was in place. The exhibit title was changed to “Selyo At Kasaysayan.. A Retrospective of Filipino Heroes Through Stamps.” The exhibit posters, tarpaulins, invitation letters and programs were printed by Silliman University. Cebu Stamp Club came out with its own posters, tarpaulins and invitation programs.This unique exhibit retells and miniaturizes Philippine history. It is like a picture story book but instead of using pictures, we use stamps to portray our history. One of the exhibit materials taken from my collections has been a winner in a National Competition as well as in Regional Competitions.  Sometime in May, Penn Villanueva Larena invited his uncle, Postmaster General Hector RR. Villanueva of the Philippine Postal Corporation to grace the occasion. True enough, the postmaster came to the opening of the exhibit.

The well attended program opening in Dumaguete City started at 3:00 PM with the Invocation and National Anthem sung by Silliman’s Ating Pamana led by Dr. Elizabeth Susan Vista-Suarez. The Welcome Address was done by Prof. Isabel Dimaya-Vista who was the former chairman of the Cultural Affairs Committee. Year after Cebu Stamp Club members based in Dumaguete organized a corps. group of five persons lead by Gary Rosales,Richard Rauscher,Penn Larena Aidalyn Arabe and Midfred Ong.

A monthly meeting started in July of 2009 and share of taught was held at the Girls Scout of office near the Capitol Building.The first stamp exhibits for the newly established stamp club was held at Colegio de Santa Catalina de Alejandria ( COSCA ) during the 50th anniversary  of the institution at the Main Library sponsored  by COSCA, Matiao Transport Co. and Expressions Flowers.

Dumaguete Stamp Collectors Club  in partnership with Foundation University, Philipost ( Dumaguete Post Office ), and  Matiao Transport Co.Presents “Thematic and Accumulation” A non-competitive Philatelic Exhibit on Olympics, Philippine Christmas, Tourism, lighthouses , Japanese Occupation 1940s-1950s ,Aviation and UP Past Presidents. The grand opening will be on Dec 14,2009,viewing time is from 8:30am- 5:00pm .Come and Visit this one in a lifetime exhibit and learn world of stamp collecting.

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LARENA CLAN of Bais City

LARENA CLAN The Larena family started as a group of Moorish people from North Africa migrated to Iberian Peninsula ( now Spain and Portugal ).They were considered one of the faithful servant of the Queen Isabela of Aragon ,at first this people have no surname ,one of the adviser of the Queen told her to give them the surname “ Larena” meaning “ The Queen”,the Family was very thankful and honor.They settled in the place called Malaga in Southern part of Spain. When Central and South America countries were discover the family move there.Ten years after to seek of good greenish pasture,they settled in Central Mexico in Morelos to seek better livelihood and good life. In the Middle 17th century due to the Manila Acapulco trade relationship,the Mexican Government send troops to the Philippines assign in different places. Don Agustin de Sandes a Spanish Mexican descent was born in Malaga Southern Spain , but rise and grow up in Moralos Mexico the Patriach of the Larena /Slave Clan. Agustin was the pioneer Mexican mechant in Negros .He was dealing in Tobacco,copra,hemp,distilled spirits ,sugar and salt industry . Family Motto : GOD, FUTURE, LIFE LARENA CLAN The Larena family started as a group of Moorish people from North Africa migrated to Iberian Peninsula ( now Spain and Portugal ).They were considered one of the faithful servant of the Queen Isabela of Aragon ,at first this people have no surname ,one of the adviser of the Queen told her to give them the surname “ Larena” meaning “ The Queen”,the Family was very thankful and honor.They settled in the place called Malaga in Southern part of Spain. When Central and South America countries were discover the family move there.Ten years after to seek of good greenish pasture,they settled in Central Mexico in Morelos to seek better livelihood and good life. In the Middle 17th century due to the Manila Acapulco trade relationship,the Mexican Government send troops to the Philippines assign in different places. Don Agustin de Sandes a Spanish Mexican descent was born in Malaga Southern Spain , but rise and grow up in Moralos Mexico the Patriach of the Larena /Slave Clan. Agustin was the pioneer Mexican mechant in Negros .He was dealing in Tobacco,copra,hemp,distilled spirits ,sugar and salt industry . Family Motto : GOD, FUTURE, LIFE

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Senior High School 2017 Enrollment is now St. Paul University Dumaguete

Classes begin : July 10 ,2017
Kto12Registration2017

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List of Active Tour guide of Negros Oriental

  1. Lucia “Lucy” Ojeda

EMAIL: lucia_ojeda_59@yahoo.com

Contacts:0916-232-8895

Language spoken: English, Tagalog, Bisaya

Address: L.Rovera St. Bantayan ,Dumaguete City

Tour Interest : Siquijor ,Negros Oriental ,Oslob Cebu

2.Josefino T.” Kuya Penn”Larena Jr.

Email: larenatours@gmail.com & larenapenn@gmail.com

Contacts:0926-800-2946,09358627188

Language spoken: English, Tagalog, Bisaya

Address: Bunao ,Dumaguete City

Tour Interest : Siquijor ,Negros Oriental ,Oslob Cebu,Heritage Tour

  1. 3. Nanette Tindoc Campion

Email: nette_tindoc@yahoo.com

Contacts:09994203714

Language spoken: English, Tagalog, Bisaya

Address: Bacong, Negros Oriental

Tour Interest : Dumaguete ,Negros Oriental ,Oslob Cebu

  1. Miss Ruth F. Risma

Email: ruthrisma_14@yahoo.com

Contacts: 0906-196-7141 & 0998 -997 -8718

Language spoken: English, Tagalog, Bisaya

Address: Daro, Dumaguete City

Tour Interest : Dumaguete ,Negros Oriental ,Oslob Cebu,City & Country Tour

  1. Jac Sinagan

Email:  tourguidejac@yahoo.com

Contacts:0906-849-3390

Language spoken: English, Tagalog, Bisaya

Address: Talay ,Dumaguete City

Tour Interest : Dumaguete ,Negros Oriental ,Oslob Cebu,Bird-watching

  1. Andrey Noel Tumulak 

EMAIL: andreynoeltumulak@gmail.com

Contacts:0926-404-9769

Language spoken: English, Tagalog, Bisaya

Address: Banilad ,Dumaguete City

Tour Interest : Siquijor ,Negros Oriental ,Oslob Cebu,Dumaguete City

  1.  Bonifacio “Bong” Muana Jr. 

EMAIL: bongmuana@yahoo.com

Contacts:0906-964-2651,0916-647-0082

Language spoken: English, Tagalog, Bisaya

Address: Airport Area ,Boloc Boloc ,Sibulan

Tour Interest : Siquijor ,Negros Oriental ,Oslob Cebu,Dumaguete City

 

8.SANTIAGO, Diego   A.

EMAIL:   jigzo_jigz@yahoo.com

Contacts:  0907-703-9828

Language spoken: English, Tagalog, Bisaya

Address: Canlaon City ,Negros Oriental

Tour Interest : Canlaon City Mountain,& Waterfalls

  1. Pearl Galicano

EMAIL: pearlcristine@yahoo.com

Contacts:0917-314-1678

Language spoken: English, Tagalog, Bisaya

Address: L.Rovera St. Bantayan ,Dumaguete City

Tour Interest : City Tour ,Negros Oriental ,Oslob Cebu

Visit : Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental ,Oslob Cebu and Siquijor

The Tourist Guide with a Good Heart

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12TH TULABING Clan Grand Reunion 2015 Tanjay City

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TO:   THE TULABING CLAN (LUZON, VISAYAS & MINDANAO) DATE: APRIL 9, 2015 (THURSDAY) PLACE: STA.CRUZ, VIEJO “PALANAS” TANJAY CITY, NEGROS ORIENTAL CONTACT: GILDARD D. TULABING – 09396092398

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Tourism Star Philippines 2014 nominated from Central Visayas

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One of the Country nominated for the search of the Tourism Star Philippines 2014

Larena, Josefino Jr. Tulabing a true blooded Negrense ,coming from Bais City and Sra. Acion San Jose, Negros Oriental together with Negros Tourism Operations Officer I  Maritoni Somoza Mascardo made the spotlight in Central Visayas as the official nominated for the search for country Tourism star Philippines 2014 .Tourism Star Philippines is a recognition program to honor tourism front liners and individuals who go the extra mile in giving the tourists delightful experience. These individuals exemplifies the true Filipino hospitality in their workplace.Aside from being a Tour Guide, Educator, Farmer, Civic leader in the Tourism Industry and Heritage Advocate ,Penn Larena had helped the community by helping feeding for the street children and giving school suppliers to Public school in Dumaguete City .

Tourism Star Philippines aims to instill a culture of Tourism in every Filipino and motivate them to extend an efficient, professional and thoughtful service to tourists given with the genuine warmth and hospitality; to help raise the competitiveness of the Philippines as tourist destination and also to engage the participation of the Filipinos and tourists in the It’s more fun campaign thru distinct stories that bear testament to Filipino hospitality.

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The GEOPANO Clan of Guihulngan & Vallehermoso Negros Oriental

Bernus of Puan are related to this family name, Hermoso,Olladas,Gayapa, Perez ,Valmayor,Navarro.

 

. 1)Maria GEOPANO married to BERNUS

        a)Filomina BERNUS married BORJA

        b)Juan G. BERNUS married to A. ENDRINA

       c) Cipriana G.BERNUS married to E.BASCONES

       d)Rosario G. BERNUS married to P.Sergion

       e) Endrique G. BERNUS married to S. Buenavista

       f) Jose G. BERNUS married to A. Buenavista

       g)Vicente G. BERNUS married to Conchita

       h) Natividad G. BERNUS married to Endriquez/Macalua

       I) Manuel G. BERNUS married to F. Gella/Moring B.

 

 2)Maria Milagros “Isang “GEOPANO married to  Pedro Alejandro  HERMOSO

    Children :  a)Juana G. Hermoso married to Jose “Pepe” Perez ( Canla-on City )

                     b)Cirilo G. Hermoso married to Timotia  Jungoy

 

                              Patrocinio J. Hermoso- Jesus S. Baena   

                              Agapita lola Pitang  Hermoso – Prof. Leoncio  B. Tulabing

                             Pedro lolo kid Hermoso –

                             Purification Hermoso-__________ Villegas

 

                     c)Tutong G. Hermoso married to Luisa

 

3)  Maria “Insiang” GEOPANO married to  Ciriaco OLLADAS

        : a)Acoy OLLADAS married to Fortunata Sergion

          b) Elena OLLADAS married to Abalayan

          c) Esang OLLADAS married to Gayapa

          d) Gunday OLLADAS married to Benito Navarro

 

 4) Maria Narcisca “Sisay “GEOPANO married to Don Diego de la vina .

 

                a. Lina Liling G. De la Vina married to Jose Valmayor  San Carlos City

                b) Atonia G.Dela Vina married to  Juan Perez ( From Panubigan / canla- on) 

                c. Amalia G. Dela Vina married to Prudencio Fernandez

 

the GEOPANO of Guihulngan are also our relatives , the olds ate cousins of out Lolo and Lola.

 

 

Thank you so much & God bless u  Willena Bernus Villaester

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Mama needs help

Mama needs help

Pls Help her pls continue to help my mother Leonaga “Ganda” T. Larena naa s ICU Holy Child Hospital she need all ur prayers and financial assistance if u want to help me pls call me n dis cel.no 0926-800-2946 we need ur HELP so badly
Full name Larena, Josefino Jr. Tulabing ID NO F2008-003-B
Address Quiamco CPD Airport Area Sibulan Neg.Or.
Company Address : ST. Paul University Dumaguete

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