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Jose S. Losa of Nabua, Camarines Sur

October 28, 2008


Joceline Losa-Masauding, president of the Bicolandia Association of Charleston, South Carolina announces the demise of her beloved father, Jose Sumayo-Losa on Octorber 26, 2008 at the age of 93 in Nabua, Camarines Sur.

Mr. Losa, a magnanimous, fun-loving, and affectionate man, served as a brave US Army sergeant of engineering during the World War II. A well-respected school mentor, he is esteemed and popularly remembered by his students in Nabua High School where he taught before he immigrated to the United States and later settled in San Roque, Nabua after loving Basilisa (Grandma Bisay) Hallare, his wife died.

Grandpa Joe who passed away peacefully in his sleep has seven (7) accomplished living children namely: Lourdes L. Baylon (San Diego, CA,) Joceline L. Masauding, R. N. (Charleston, SC,) Jose Losa, Jr, D.V.M.(Legazpi, Albay,) Lillian L. Navarro, R.N. (San Diego, CA,) Vivian L. Abagat (Nabua, Camarines Sur,) Jane L. Coralde, M.D. (AFP Medical Center, QC,) and Mamerto Losa, M.D. (Malacanang, Manila.) Two of his children, Clarita L. Melagro, M.D. and Dolores L. Manzano predeceased him. He is survived by 35 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

UP Ibalon requests readers, relatives, and friends to pray for the eternal repose of Grandpa Joe. So long Grandpa Joe! We love you! Burial is tentatively scheduled in Nabua Cemetery on November 6, 2008. Contact: Jane 916-308 6524 (Marikina, Manila); Vivian: 54-478-0718 (Nabua) Photo Credit: bylinderrox. =0=

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Penafrancia Fiesta 2008 in Charleston, South Carolina

September 17, 2008

The Bicol Association of Charleston Penafrancia celebration starts with 9 days of novena observed every Saturday from July 19 to September 13, 2008. The prayers are said at the Immaculate Conception Church, Charleston, South Carolina.

Highlighting the novena is a community dinner, get-together, singing and dancing. Honoring the Virgin of Penafrancia, the Patroness of Bicol, everyone is invited to the todo-todo cha-cha,boogie dances are performed by adults, children and guests, mostly with roots from Bicol, Philippines.

Schedule of Festivities:

September 19, 2008 (Friday), the Bicol Association of Charleston prepares the venue of the fiesta at the Navy Recreation Center at Monch Corner, SC.

September 20, 2008 (Saturday):
8:30-9:30 AM Holy mass at the Immaculate Conception Church, Goose Creek SC with Fr. Liam Panganiban
10;00-11;00 AM
Our Lady of Penafrancia is transported to Short Stay, Monch Corner, SC
11:00 – 2:00 PM
Grand Luncheon in the Convention Center for more than 500 devotees
2:15- 3:00 PM
Recitation of the Rosary and Fluvial Procession
3:00-4:00 PM
Eucharistic Mass Celebration with Msgr. Simon Peter Ignacio, Retired Commander US Navy Chaplain (Virac, Catanduanes); Fr. Noel Tria Parochial Vicar of the Blessed Sacrament Church, Charleston, SC (Naga City); Fr Tria of Savannah, Georgia; and The Bicol Choir
4:00-6:00 PM
Cultural Program featuring special presentations and surprise numbers; Maharlika Dance Troupe from Fayetteville, North Carolina and the Bicol Dancing Lolas
6–10;00 PM
Dinner at the Convention Center followed by social hour .

September 21, 2008 (Sunday)
11:00-12:30 PM Thanksgiving Holy Mass followed by concluding Lunch Fiesta.

Officers of the Bicol Association of Charleston, South Carolina
Steering Committee Chairman President: Joceline Losa-Masauding
Liturgical Coordinators: Sally de los Reyes-Ani, Cindy Mesia-Dacanay and Faye Espano
Program and Entertainment; Jerome Bien and Nancy Samson
Food & Mess Line: Sam Coquia, Loy Espano, Joe Dacanay, Bert Salvatierra, Art Artuz, and Manny Ani=0=