The 51st Hijos de Davao, Part 2

WITH much pride, Jackie Garcia steps down as president of the Hijos de Davao Foundation. Her tenure as the leader must have been challenging, having been elected on a most important time for the organization, the 50th year.

Incoming & outgoing Hijos de Davao president- Vincent Garcia & Jackie Dizon

During her term, Jackie Dizon, together with the members of the board, was able to hurdle two milestones for Hijos -- the publishing of the coffee table book, Hijos de Davao: Witnessing Growth, which chronicles the progress of the organization since its conception as social club and the people instrumental in the city’s growth, and the partnership with the City Mayor’s office to start a weaving project that will preserve and promote the culture of the lumads.

She passes the torch of leadership to Vincent Garcia whose father, Manuel “Nonoy” Garcia, held the same position as the second president of Hijos fifty years back.

Incoming president's speech. His dad, Nonoy Garcia, was the 2nd Hijos president.

“This makes tonight’s event doubly special for my family,” he said.

As Jackie thanked and commended the entire organization and outgoing officers for jobs well done, and the hijos and hijas de Davao who came to celebrate another joyful gathering, so did Vincent.

Hijos de Davao induction of new officers.

He also requested the same support from the newly inducted officers, and from the board of director as well, during his incumbency. Under his term, the new projects of Hijos de Davao will be implemented.

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Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on July 13, 2015.


Anthony & Aina del Rosario

The Gahols- Anne Marie, Louie, Malouchi & Christian

The Lizadas- Benjie, Fides & Arbie

Chester & Mabel Lemen

The Taojos- Inigo, Bing, Butchoy & Ingrid

Arthur & Sylvia Garcia

Bayani & Katrina Vandenbroeck, Amy & Jun Diano,

Gerivic Cabreros

Inday del Rosario with son, Manny

Jenny Floirendo, Anthony Sasin & Claudine Diago

Rochelle del Rosario, Augusto Campos, Mary Campos, Manny del Rosario, Marga & Cong. Karlo Nograles

Ada Angala & Carissa delos Santos

The Gempesaws- Chloe, Kay & Tom

Mark & Lani Villorente

Jay & Leah Imperial

The del Rosarios- Raffy, Carmina & Iago

Joey & Yvonne Soriano with their kids

Tricie & Vince Arcenas, Cary & Tina Lagdameo

Albert  & Ria Garcia

Bobby Castillo & Choly Rubillo

Jing & Sylvia Magno

Luisito Rabat

Sonya Garcia-Antonio with daughter Marga

Mark & Cristina Oropeza with daughter Nicole

Patty Tan

Vivian Galang & Bing Taojo

Toto & Trish de Jesus

Vince & Inah del Rosario

Owel & Pachot Belisario with Annika

Joel Rodriguez & Jenny Floirendo

Baby & Mitzi Jaldon 

Abi & Ria with mom, Silvia Gempesaw

Sebastian & Jennifer Cosculluela