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Holiday Photos from UP Ibalon & Friends Part I

January 7, 2009

Robert and Vines Nolasco-Ries from Indiana

UP Ibalon’s toxicologist Dr. Divinia N. Ries and hubby Bob have reasons to be happy. It’s not because the lovely Indiana family has Chamrin Rae (child of Pat and Myra) has those round huge eyes and blonde hair, but because the little cute babe has the smile of grandma Divinia.


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Gods, Julie and Thia Lanuza of Vancuover, BC, Canada

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The Gotico Family of Stockton, California



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Dr. Rey and Doreen Tolentino-Gonzales

New York psychiatrist DTG with hubby Rey in a memorable picture taken from Los Angeles, California with wonderful children Jun Rae and Dorothy Rae. Doreen looks forward to a busier, but happier year as she assumes a new job close to her home in July 2009.

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Our Lady of Penafrancia Devotees Association of New York, New Jersey & Connecticut (OLPDA)

In a festive Christmas party on December 20, 2008, officers and members of OLPDA, all Ina’s devotees came together for a celebration of gift-giving and sharing in Jersey City, New Jersey. The decades-old religious organization continues to draw Bicolanos of faith in the Northeast area.




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Sarah Pavilando of Cola, South Carolina

Supermom and former Naga City resident, Sarah happily leads her brood in South Carolina. The bubbly smart Bicolana is an alumna of Colegio de Sta Isabel, HS batch 1982.

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The Banzon and Flotildes Children in Vancuover, British Columbia

Settled in Vancouver, British Columbia are Dr. Yasmin Paje-Banzon (CSI’72) and hubby Joel. Just like Sofronio Flotildes, Jr. (AdenUHS’73) and wife Rose, they raise cheery healthy children in the Canadian Northwest.

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2007 Holiday Fun of AdenUHS’73 in Naga City

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Ben & Baby Gulfo of Alberta, Canada

From Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Ben and Baby Gulfo with son Mark played host for Ferdie and Jill Bermillo Ocampo, Karen Delvo Ocampo and Divine Borja of Bombon, Camarines Sur during the 2009 new year celebration.



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Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

October 14, 2008


An hour and a half by car from the center of Calgary, Alberta is Banff, the national park which showcases the beauty of the Canadian rockies. At this time of the year, the fall season seems close to winter. The fresh frigid breeze blows from Mount Rundle, Banff’s tallest summit. The waterfowls are seen in the prairies and nearby rivers just like in other Canadian mountain ecosystems like Jasper, Yoho, and Kootenay National Parks.

Except for the evergreens, the upright trees have lost their leaves and the sun has turned pale, its rays slanted as the day wears on. With an imposing natural landscape which is better seen than described, Banff is truly a special place to remember.

Founded in 1887, Banff National Park is the first of several World Heritage sites in Canada designated by the United Nations. It is part of the immense rockies that trace the continental divide at the border of Alberta and British Columbia. Displaying one of the earth’s most tantalizing mountain views, rock formations, and picturesque valleys, Banff is home to pristine lakes, meandering streams, pine-covered plains, snow-draped mountains and a protected wildlife reserve.

At certain times of the day, Banff is misty, hugged by stunning clouds which descend on narrow gulleys and rugged cliffs. The frosted powdery mountain caps reflect the sheen of the sun which enthralls the eyes and makes one feel closer to God’s glorious creation. (Photo Credits: Jill Bermillo-Ocampo)=0=

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Jill Bermillo and hubby Ferdie Ocampo from Naga City & Balatan, Camarines Sur and residents of Shawnessy, Calgary, Canada played host on October 10 to 14, 2008. May I express our sincere gratitude for their hospitality.—AFM =0=