The 55th Hijos de Davao, Part 2

It takes a village to raise a child. To rear the Davao-born Hijos de Davao, it should take a city.

Believe it or not, behind the glitz and the glamour of the June 29thformal ball is a handful of people making sure the tradition of camaraderie lives on—and run smoothly, while fulfilling the other objectives of the socio-civic foundation. Perhaps only a few people may know of this. 

The Hijos de Davao officers and BoD: Jackie Dizon, Dicdic Rodriguez, Nena Daluz, Premie Salas, Vincent Garcia, Rose Cabaguio, Amy Diano, PepC Velez, Rochelle del Rosario, Mabelle Lemen & Bebot Estanislao

The 55thyear affair gathered the staunch supporters of the foundation, which includes some of the founding members. Present as well were the new generation members of the original Davao immigrants. It was heart-warming to see the younger groups have formed a habit of attending the annual affair and enjoying. It was proof that Hijos de Davao will see more years ahead.

In a growing fast and more opportunities rising for all locally and else where. it’s easy to lose connection with tradition. But with the dedication of the hardworking team of Hijos, and the reminders of older generation, we should be confident that sense of family in each Davaoeño’s heart and mind will remain.

Thank you and congratulations to Hijos de Davao!

Also published in the SunStar Davao newspaper.

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Tobi & Michelle Ang with daughters; Korean Consul Edgar Ang & Etang Ang

The Rabat sisters: Rochelle del Rosario, Tanya Tan & Kara Francisco, 

Perla Palma Gil with May Lopez

The Angalas- Xavier, Samantha, Blue & Miguel

Hijos adviser Benjie Lizada, Fides Lizada; Noni & Annie Candari; Fred & Myra Medina

Alice Pamintuan, Dodong Robillo & Lilian Abella, Sylvia Garcia & Arthur Garcia (seated)

With Malouchi Gahol, Ken Ong, Marissa Tionko, Emil Sitjar, Mabelle Lemen & Christian Pasumbal

Saddie Andrada and Mike Rabat

Raffy & Annie Garcia, Sebastian Borromeo

Rodney & Rochelle del Rosario, Bien & Bebot Estanislao

Nikki Bian, Joji bian & Bebet Nograles

Larry & Melanie Garcia with family

Inday del Rosario & Rodolfo del Rosario

Dada Lozano, Sonny Dizon, Betbet Pichon & DOT-XI RD Tanya Tan

Cousins Ariana del Rosario & Bela Francisco

Cesar & Leah Nitorreda; Pauline Malilin & Enzo Nitorreda

Baby Garcia & Dinggay Sasin

Ariana del Rosario, Gerivic Cabreros, Migs Nograles & Jackie Dizon

Sean Benedicto, Lissy Lemen & Ryan Ong

With Jackie Dizon

Miguel Competente & Keen Competente

Rossana Loceo, Nena Daluz, Dicdic Rodriguez & Mikaelo Daluz

The next generation hijos & hijas