Induction of PBSN Officers

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

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5 Responses to Induction of PBSN Officers

  1. Gloria Ponce says:

    Dear PBSN Officers,

    I would like to introduce myself first. I’m Gloria Ponce from Dasmariñas Cavite. I just wanted to consult something to you guys since you are working in Nigeria. The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas send me a Re-Employment Confirmation thru my email. I remember that i applied to that company thru my email. That was long time ago, about 8 months(not so sure of the exact date). And just last July, 2009 they send me the said re-employment confirmation. And a certain Mr. Richard Utoml, Project Administrator of NLNG send me the on line interview form together with the contract agreement paper between NLNG and continental Recruitment Agency. They ask me to fill up the on line interview form and send it back to them thru email. I want to know if this was not a scam. My friend give me your website, that’s why i decided to consult you guys with this matter. Hope you can help me with this so that i will know if this was really a job and opportunity for me, since i was really wanted to work abroad for the future of my children.

    Thank you very much and more power to PBSN, if God’s will maybe i can join your group soon.

    Gloria Ponce

  2. Gloria Ponce says:

    …wait guys, i forgot to ask. I think i know redentor condenete?are you related to Rosalie Cordenete from bicutan?if yes, well maybe you know me, i’m Gloria Bongalon when i was single…cousin ko sila sally, daizy, gani, junjun and karen…please email me..thanks

  3. naija pinoy says:

    Hello Aling Gloria,

    Sabi po ng mga Pinoy sa NLNG, scam daw po ang offer sa inyo. Ito ang kanilang feedback:

    This is a scam. There’s no Richard Utoml in the NLNG directory. In addition, there’s no Continental Recruitment Agency registered in our vendor or contractor database.

    sana po ay nakatulong ito para kayo ay hindi mabiktima.

  4. Hello po sa inyo. Isa akong Filipino photojournalist. Baka po punta ako sa Lagos sa Oct 5 para sa football match ng Nigeria at Mozambique. Plano ko pong makipag-ugnayan sa inyo baka po posibleng makagawa ako ng istorya tungkol sa inyo po diyan.

    Salamat po.

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