Villaruz Elected ISAH President for 2012-2014
by Amado I. Yoro
Danny Villaruz was re-elected as president for the Ilocos Surian Association of Hawaii (ISAH) during its general membership meeting at the Susannah Wesley Community Center on February 7, 2012.
Members of the nomination and election committee were Al Sabangan, Rose Sabangan, Art Abinsay, Antonio Ipalari, Amado Yoro and Jun Abinsay.
ISAH has launched numerous successful projects under Villaruz’s leadership. One of ISAH’s most recent projects was the President Elpidio Quirino Awards last August 2011 which paid tribute to leaders in the community.
ISAH is an active member of the Oahu Filipino Community Council (OFCC) and the United Filipino Council of Hawaii (UFCH). Its theme is “Working Together to Rebuild our Communities Here and Our Homeland.”
Other ISAH officers elected include: Maria Etrata, first vice president; Estrella Pada Taong, second vice president; Loida Alimboyoguen Yamamoto, recording secretary;
Davelyn Ancheta Quijano, Corresponding secretary; Rose Sabangan, treasurer; Tessie Aganon, assistant treasurer; Lynne Gutierrez, auditor; Alice Castaneda, assistant auditor; Bernadette Fajardo and Antonio Ipalari, PRO.
Sergeants-at-arms are Art Abinsay; Gus Concepcion; Cesar Fajardo; Al Sabangan and Paul Taong. Advisors are Felipe P. Abinsay, Jr.; Ben Cabreros; Romy Cachola; Pio Enrico; Louie Funtanilla; Ted Saribay; Charlie Y. Sonido, MD; Carlito Soria; Ignacio Torres, MD; and Amado I. Yoro.
ISAH is comprised of municipal and alumni unit organizations with respective unit presidents, namely:
- Annak ti Sinait Iti Hawaii (Antonio Ipalari)
- Sinait National High School Alumni Association of Hawaii (Davelyn Quijano)
- Cabugao Sons & Daughters Association of Hawaii (Mercedes Sonico)
- San Juan Lapog Assn of Hawaii (Alice Castaneda)
- Magsingal Assn of Hawaii (Basilio Tolentino)
- Vigan Association of Hawaii (Tessie Aganon)
- Santanians of Hawaii (Pio Enrico)
- Santiagenians of Hawaii (Emi Etrata)
- Candonians of Hawaii (Dr. Ignacio Torres)
- Annak Ti Caoayan 2002 (Jenny Quezon)
- Narvacaneos of Hawaii (Louie Funtanilla)
- Sta. Marians of Hawaii (Iluminada Directo)
The installation of officers ceremony will be held at the Hale Koa Hotel in conjunction with the Mrs. ISAH and the President Elpidio Quirino Awards on August 10, 2012.