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If this is your first visit, welcome! This site is devoted to my life experiences as a Filipino-American who immigrated from the Philippines to the United States in 1960. I came to the US as a graduate student when I was 26 years old. I am now in my early-80's and thanks God for his blessings, I have four successful and professional children and six grandchildren here in the US. My wife and I had been enjoying the snow bird lifestyle between US and Philippines after my retirement from USFDA in 2002. Please do not forget to read the latest national and International News in this site . I have also posted some of my favorite Filipino and American dishes and recipes in this site. Some of the photos and videos in this site, I do not own. However, I have no intention on infringing on your copyrights. Cheers!

Friday, July 3, 2015

David Balleza Katague Photo Memories

Me(Nonoy)and my brother Erico, Arguelles Street, Jaro, Iloilo, Philippines, 1937


6th Grade Graduation, Barotac Viejo, Iloilo, 1947

High School Graduation, Barotac Viejo High School, 1951( me-front row, second from the Right)

Fr John Delaney, S.J and the UP Student Catholic Action, Liberal Arts Chapter, Diliman, Q.C, 1953 ( Me- Sitting in the front row, second from the Left)

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Graduation, University of the Philippines, Diliman, QC, 1955

Macrine and I-Waiting for the Graduation Ceremony of My Doctorate Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1964

Mama Pacing and Me, Iloilo, 1984

Trip to Ensenada, Mexico with Macrine, 1989

Getting Ready for the Ball and Rigodon De Honor, Boac, Marinduque, 2000

Marinduque International Meeting and Reunion, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2005

My Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) award
My twelve years in FDA was the happiest and most productive years of my professional life. My involvement with the Filipino-American community will be memories that I will never forget, 1990-2002.
Carenna with Mom)Ditas), Macrine and Me after her performance for the Sacramento Theatre Company, 2015

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