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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!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Old and Treasured Photos and Newspaper Clippings in my Collection

I was looking at my old pictures and was delighted to see the following: The first two photos I do not remember filing in my collection. The first photo should be of interest to the members of the NIEVA clan. The rest of the photos triggered pleasant memories in my aging brain.

Mama Elena Nieva Jambalos, with Sisters and Brother and Lola Elving( Elvira Sarmiento Nieva).

Front Row: Mama Elena, Lola Elving Sarmiento Nieva, Tita Charing.
Standing: Tita Moning, Tito Will, Tita Ely and Tita Eting.
Not in the Photo: Tita Sanie and Tito Tino. Year Early 1950's ?. In the background is the statue of the Virgin Mary of the Biglang Awa. Location: Boac, Marinduque, Philippines

Mama Elena Children: Macrine Jambalos Katague, Sister Guia Jambalos ( Order of the Cenacle), Bernardo Jambalos III ( Deceased), Fe Jambalos, Edgar Jambalos ( deceased), Jean Maeda and Charro Levine

Tita Charing ( Rosario Carrion) is the mother of Puchi Carrion de Riccio, Bing Seagull and others
Tita Moning ( Monica Luarca) is the mother of Olga Luarca Quiazon, Charie Magalang and others
Tito Will ( Guillermo Nieva) is the father of Rene, Yong, Oski and others


At the Marinduque High School, Mama Elena, the high school principal and later Science Supervisor with some of her teachers. Mama Elena is standing 3rd from the Right. Early 1950's?, Boac, Marinduque, Philippines. Please let me know if you know the names of any one in this photograph.

1952 UPSCAN with Fr Delaney, Dr Vidal Tan and Professor Antonio Molina, My wife ( of 59 years), Macrine Nieva Jambalos is on the second back row, 3rd from the Left. Lyn Minoza, my teacher in Chemistry, Archie del Rosario and Jess Perlas are some of the names I can remember in the above photo. Location: University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

First Thanksgiving Day in the United States, Danville, Illinois in 1960 (Clippings from the local newspaper)

Our Citizenship Party in Modesto, California, 1972 (Newspaper Clippings from the Modesto Bee)

My GS-14 Promotion as Expert on Anti-Malarial and Anti-Parasitic Drug Products, 1993 ( Clippings from the Philippines News)

My Equal Employee Opportunity (EEO) Award from the Food and Drug Administration(FDA) in 1998. This is one of the many awards I have received during my employment with FDA from 1990-2002, in Silver Spring, Maryland

My Brothers and Sisters with our Mother-Paz Balleza Katague, Iloilo, Philippines, 1976. Last month I lost my brother Erico ( First Picture on Back Row from the Right).

Some members of the David B. Katague and Jambalos Clan at the welcome Dinner given by Rene and Genny Nieva at their condo in Eastwood after our 50th wedding anniversary celebration in 2007 and prior to vacationing to Boracay Island, Aklan, Philippines.

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