Induction of PBSN Officers

July 16, 2009

The induction for the new set of officers of the Philippine Barangay Society in Nigeria (PBSN) was held last July 12, 2009 at Caverton Headquarters.

Newly Inducted set of officers of the PBSN. With Con-gen Alex Lamadrid.

Newly Inducted set of officers of the PBSN. With Con-gen Alex Lamadrid.

The event commenced with a Mass celebrated by our beloved Filipino priest, Fr. Doury. The Inducting Officer was none other than our Embassy’s Charge d’ Affaires, Consul General Alex Lamadrid.  He was assisted by Engr. Esperanza Derpo, who was elevated as the Chairman of the PBSN Board of Trustees.

The event was a blending of the old and the new, of the past and the present as we see familiar faces of long ago sharing the spotlight with Filipinos who had just arrived in Lagos.

Even in her turnover speech, Chairman Esper said that it is not so much for us to count where we are going but what is more important is that we recognized where we started and that the naijapinoys are still together doing their share in helping not just the Philippines but also our adopted country Nigeria through the various charities we sponsor and participated in.

Newly elected Chairman Tito Villaruel echoed this sentiment in his inaugural speech as he said that he hoped Filipinos in Nigeria could find more common ground, more reasons to unite and perhaps it is through adding sporting events in the usual family day that we could achieve this.

PBSN newly elected officers

PBSN newly elected officers

In a way, that day also doubled as a recognition day as past officers and other Filipinos and a Nigerian national were recognized for their outstanding contribution in promoting the Bayanihan spirit.

It is another way of thanking them for the support they have shown to the whole community. The immediate past officers were given the Community Service Award while Engr. Esperanza Derpo, Manny Figueroa and Gabby Dimude received Certificate of Appreciation from the Philippine Embassy.

The new barangay officers to hold office from 2009-2011 are:

Chairman: Tito Villaruel
1st Vice-Chair: Noel Salvador
2nd Vice-Chair: Rommel Montana
Secretary: Maricar Tajo
Asst. Secretary: Teza Liceralde
Treasurer: Rose Urgel
Asst. Treasurer: Marjorie Padilla
Auditor: Pros Naoe,
Asst. Auditor: Myleen Baylon
P.R.O.: Arnel Bondoc
Asst PRO: Rudyard (DJ) Liceralde

Executive Committee Members

1.  Rudy Alejo
2. Gilbert Allarey
3. Ben Basalo
4. Alexie Jhoy Baylon
5. Danilo (Dexter) Briones
6. Pedro (Boy) Capinpin
7. Redentor ( Red) Cordenete
8. Ester Cueto
9. Capt. Ricardo (Ric) Decena
10. Giovannie Garcia
11. Marlo Roxas
12. Edwin Salazar
13. Ricardo Samoranos
14. Marvin delos Santos