EDDIE AGAS SR., BARO A PRESIDENTE TI UFCH 2008-2009

 

By Amado I. Yoro  Courtesy by Philip Alcain, OFCC director, and newly elected UFCH Board of Governor, and Danny Villaruz, OFCC 1vp and ISAH president

Hulio 18, 2008, California Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada – Iti umuna a gundaway iti ruar iti Hawaii a napasamak ti agtinawen a kombension ti United Filipino Council of Hawaii [UFCH] manipud iti naduma-duma nga isla iti Hawaii.   

Inbagian dagiti walopulo ket maysa [81] a delegado a naggapu iti nadumaduma nga Island Council kas iti Oahu FCC, Maui FCC, Molokai FCC, Big Island FCC, Kauai FCC ken Lanai FCC.

 

Nabotosan kas presidente ni Edilberto “Eddie” Agas, Sr. nga awan ti kinasalipna. Agtakem isuna para iti tawen 2008-2009.

 

“Nasayaat met ti nagbanagan daytoy a kombension ket maragsakanak ta adu met dagiti suportatayo itoy a panagtitipon dagiti delegado,” kinuna ni Agas idi sinaludsodmi ti rikna ti mabotosan a presidente ti UFCH, aglalo iti ruar iti Hawaii.

 

“Gagangay, we cannot win all the votes, but no one ran against us. That is natural. Agyamanak ket namnamaek ti timpuyogtayo a mangisagana ken mangituloy ken mangipatungpal kadagiti proyekto a pagsayaatan ti sapasap a komunidadtayo,” inggibusna.

 

Sakbay a nabotosan ni Agas, isu ti maysa kadagiti kaaktibuan a kameng ti komunidad a Filipino iti agdama iti Hawaii kangrunaanna iti Oahu.  Sumagmamano a grupo a pagopisialan/nagopisialan wenno pagkamenganna mairaman dagiti sumaganad:

  • Filipino Centennial Celebration Commission, Act 159
  • Filipino Chamber of Commerce
  • Philippine Celebrations Coordinating Committee of Hawaii
  • International Filipino Society of Hawaii
  • Past President, Oahu Filipino Community Council
  • OFCC Scholarship Golf Tournament
  • Ways & Means Committee
  • Adopt-a-Highway
  • Kameng, Ad Hoc Committee for the Sakada Centennial Celebration
  • Miss Hawaii Filipina Pageant 2008
  • Miss Oahu Filipina Scholarship Pageant 2008
  • Dadduma pay

Maysa a kontraktor ngem agdama nga empleado ti City and County of Honolulu.

 

Tubo ti Bacarra, Ilocos Norte ni Agas. Agnaedda iti Kapolei/Ko Olina, Hawaii.

 

Ni Aurea Garcia Agas, tubo iti Nagbukel, Ilocos Sur ti asawana. Maysa met nga aktibo a lider iti komunidad.

 

Dadduma a nabotosan itoy a kombension, da: Angie Gomez Borromeo, bise presidente; aktibo met iti Filipino community; pasado a presidente ti United Laoageneos of Hawaii, ken dadduma pay a gunglo. No saan nga agpaltos ti memoriami, ni Angie Borromeo ti maikapat a babai nga agserbi a bise presidente iti UFCH, immuna da Mrs. Agrifina Cabebe, ken simmaruno ni Mrs. Tagorda, agpada a taga Maui. Ken Marlene Manzano, Oahu.

 

Lynne Gutierrez, sekretaria,  pasado a presidente ti OFCC, nag-board of governor ti UFCH, sekretaria iti Ilocos Surian Assn of Hawaii, ken dadduma.

 

Bernadette Fajardo, tesorero,  presidente ti Candonians of Hawaii, aktibo iti adu nga organisasion a pakairmanan ti Filipino Chamber of Commerce, Ilocos Surian Assn of Hawaii, ken dadduma.

 

Dolly Ortal, auditor, aktibo iti kommunidad.

 

Dagiti Board of Governors

[Ita a maisursurat daytoy, saan a kompleto ti nagan dagiti BoG] Philip Alcain [Oahu], Cleo Bala Casino[Oahu], Annie Corpuz [Oahu], Ireneo Soriano [Kauai], Liza Trinidad [Kauai]. Fred Dagdag – Maui. Joy Fontanilla – Maui, Debbie Davis – Molokai. Moses Locson [Molokai], Edwin Ranan [Big Island].
 

 

ISLAND COUNCIL PRESIDENTS


Lito Asuncion – Big Island
Abe Iloreta – Kauai
Jaughn Degamo – Lanai
Herman Andaya – Maui
Benny Piros – Molokai
Cirvalina ‘Lina’ Longboy – Oahu
 

 

Naangay ti Gala Night idi rabii ti Biernes Hulio 18, 2008 iti met laeng California Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

 

UNITED FILIPINO COUNCIL OF HAWAII OFFICERS 2007-2008


Bryan Andaya, Esq. = President
Domie Bucasas – Vice president
Cleo Bala-Casino – Secretary
Chulet Paco – treasurer
Dolly Ortal – Auditor
Don Alvarez – Immediate Past President
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Mario Cababar – Big Island
Liza Trinidad – Kauai
Ireneo Soriano – Kauai
Fred Dagdag – Maui
Joy Fontanilla – Maui
Debbie Davis – Molokai
Jean Sumagit – Lanai
Annie Corpuz – Oahu
Gladys Menor – Oahu

ISLAND COUNCIL PRESIDENTS
Lito Asuncion – Big Island
Abe Iloreta – Kauai
Jaughn Degamo – Lanai
Herman Andaya – Maui
Benny Piros – Molokai
Franklin Borromeo – Oahu
Jamesner Dumlao, Esq. – Legal Counsel

 

 

DAGITI NAGPRESIDENTE TI UFCH

· Roland D. Sagum+ 1959-1961 Oahu
· Justo Dela Cruz+ 1961-1962 Oahu
· Nicanor Domingo+ 1962-1963 Maui
· Diosdado Avecilla+ 1963-1965 Oahu
· Gelacio Daoang+ 1965-1966 Oahu
· Frank Farinas+ 1966-1967 Oahu
· Jose Sanidad 1967-1969 Oahu
· Manuel Guillermo+ 1969-1970 Oahu
· Mario Bautista 1970-1971 Oahu
· Flaviano Leomo+ 1971-1972 Oahu
· Dave Paco + 1972-1973 Oahu
· Henry Manayan 1973-1975 Oahu
· Gene Albano 1975-1976 Oahu
· Jake Manegdeg 1976-1977 Oahu
· Pat Esclito, Jr. 1977-1978 Maui
· Jake Manegdeg 1978-1979 Oahu
· Pete Ramos+@ 1979-1981 Oahu
· Dave Paco+ 1981-1982 Oahu
· Virgilio Agcolicol 1982-1984 Maui
· Francisco Ugale@ 1984-1986 Oahu
· Bert Ugalino@ 1986-1988 Oahu
· Tony Ramil – 1988-1990 Maui
· Maggie Domingo@ 1990-1992 Oahu
· Zachary Labez+ 1992-1994 Oahu
· Rick Manayan 1994-1995 Oahu
· Oscar Portugal 1995-1996 Kauai
· Maggie Domingo@ 1996-1998 Oahu
· Don Alvarez@ 1998-2000 Oahu
· Greg Peros 2000-2001 Maui
· Dwayne Bueno@ 2001-2003 Oahu
· Don Guzman – 2003-2004 Maui
· Don Alvarez 2004-2006 Oahu
· Bryan Andaya 2006-2008 Oahu

 

TALDIAP TI HISTORIA TI UFCH CONVENTION

UFCH Past Presidents & Present
First UFCH Convention held on June 19, 20, 21, 1959, prior to that, Ambassador Juan C. Dionisio, Sr. started the campaign in September 1957 in order to unite the Filipino leaders representing Filipino civic clubs throughout the Territory. Ambassador Dionisio facilitated the “gathering of the eagles” through face-to-face dialogs.

Chairmen of the six island councils were all respected leaders of their communities. Anastacio Luis, Big Island, Marcelino Francisco, Kauai, Liberato Abado, Lanai, Rafael Cabebe, Maui, Antonio Abrahano, Molokai, Justo dela Cruz, Oahu. HPD Lt. Roland Sagum served chairman of the first convention.

There were 150 delegates with their theme: “Statehood and the Filipinos in Hawaii”. It was August 21, 1959 when Hawaii became the 50th State of the Union, after Alaska, 49th. The first Miss Hawaii Filipina was held under a Fiesta Filipina Project.    

 

One thought on “EDDIE AGAS SR., BARO A PRESIDENTE TI UFCH 2008-2009

  1. Aloha Ed,

    Congratulations!!!!! Hope all is well with you and your loved ones!!! Its been 7 years since I left Honolulu and happy to see all the names of my friends that are active in the Filipino Community. Wish I am still there to mingle and participate with all Filipino activities. Miss you all!!!

    Sid

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