5 Days Before Our 5 Years


Five days from now, my beloved husband and I will celebrate our 5th Wedding Anniversary. As a countdown to our celebration, I will be sharing with you some photos from 2006 and some thoughts about marriage  that I learned along the way.

For our prenuptial photo session, we went to Dole Kalsangi. Here are some of the captured moments:

“What if I never knew
What if I never found you
I’d never have this feeling in my heart
“How did this come to be
I don’t know how you found me
But from the moment I saw you
Deep inside my heart I knew”“Baby you’re my destiny
You and I were meant to be
With all my heart and soul
I give my love to have and hold“And as far as I can see
You were always meant to be
My destiny”

*Lyrics from Jim Brickman’s “Destiny”

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General Santos City Youth Achiever’s Award 2011


The efforts of the young Generals were recognized and rewarded in the awarding ceremonies of this year’s General Santos City Youth Achievers Award (GSCYAA) held at Robinson’s Place Gensan. Now on its 11th year, the GSCYAA is dubbed as the premier venue for the selection of outstanding young individuals and youth groups.

In-School Category – High School Level

And the nominees are…

1. MELCHEN MAE N. MACHAN | SPED Integrated School

2. ROMEO A. DEQUITO, JR. | SPED Integrated School

3. THEA DANIELLE B. CARTOJANO | Shalom Crest Wizard Academy

4. PAULINE AUBREY S. PACHECO | Shalom Crest Wizard Academy

5. JOSELV E. ALBANO | Holy Trinity College High School Department

And the winners are…

 JOSELV E. ALBANO | Holy Trinity College High School Department

THEA DANIELLE B. CARTOJANO |Shalom Crest Wizard Academy

ROMEO A. DEQUITO, JR. | SPED Integrated School

In-School Category – College

The nominees are…

1.LURVIE JAMES N. FRUTO |Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Colleges

2.KHRISTIAN IAN C. CASTILLON |Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Colleges

3.JOHN REX B. GALDO |Mindanao State University

And the winner is…

LURVIE JAMES N. FRUTO | Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Colleges

Young Professional, Workers and Entrepreneurs Category

The nominees are…

1.ALDRIN A. MATO |Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Colleges

2.MEIKKO JAY D. FORONES |Mindanao Polytechnic College

3.HAIRONESAH M. DOMADO |Asia Foundation

And the winner is…

MEIKKO JAY D. FORONES | Mindanao Polytechnic College

Group Category

The nominees are…

1.JUNIOR ECOLOGIST MOVEMENT|Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Colleges

2.TRI-YOUTH MOVEMENT|DXCP/KapayapaanKapatid Council

3.SOCIAL SCIENCE SOCIETY|Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Colleges

Special Citation for the TRI-YOUTH MOVEMENT | DXCP/Kapayapaan Kapatid Council

Special Citation for the JUNIOR ECOLOGIST MOVEMENT | Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Colleges

The GSCYAA Alumni seized the opportunity to publicly honor MR. ELMER CEQUIÑA, the GSCYAA Program Coordinator for his exemplary commitment in honing the youth of the city.

Thank you, Sir Elmer, for your selfless efforts and burning passion in advancing the welfare of the youth of Magandang Gensan!

Mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio  lauded the young individuals who have made sterling distinction and the youth organizations that have made a difference in the community.

Thank you, Youth Affairs and Development Office staff, for the extra miles  you have extended. Thank you, Allan Loi Villanueva, for hosting the affair! Thank you, Roxell Dubal, Gladys Reyes and Teatro Ambahanon, for your special performances! Thank you, Mass Communication Students of RMMC (Michelle Pamonag, Sheena Amistoso, Loremae Romualdo and Cherish Lumang), Binoy Magtibay and my beloved husband Mosler Paul Lapore, for the valuable support you have given!

With my fellow adjudicators: Allan Remedios, Hon. Dimple Dulay, Jocelyn Kanda, Esmaida Andang and Jovar Pantao

Thank you, fellow adjudicators, for the enriching journey of growth and development!

Congratulations to all the winners and organizers!

Happy 59th Wedding Monthsary!



November 30, 2011, a  non-working holiday in celebration of Bonifacio Day throughout the Philippines, is also my 59th Wedding Monthsary. My beloved husband gave me delightful midnight surprises. His joyful demeanor triggered giggles and laughter that our little Duday and I enjoyed to the hilt. We had some red wine and mini cakes to cap our simple celebration.

Red Wine and Mini Cakes on our 59th Monthsary

On December 30, 2011, a non-working holiday in celebration of Rizal Day in the country, my beloved husband and I will celebrate our 60th month of being married. It will be 5 years of growing and learning, fighting and forgiving, living and exploring, loving and healing! Marriage is truly a beautiful gift from the Lord!

My prayer:

Father, thank you for my beloved husband, Mosler Paul Lapore. Thank you for the gift of marriage. I am so grateful to have a mate who is my companion through life. Let me never forget that my husband is a treasure and a reward from you. Enable me to love and respect him all the days of my life. Amen. 

Thanksgiving – Today and Everyday!


Families and friends in the United States gather on the fourth Thursday of November to commemorate an old tradition which traces back to the early European settlers. History tells us that in 1863, the pilgrims and Native Americans came together for a happy feast to celebrate the harvest, forge new friendships, and anticipate new victories. A few hundred years later, this event became a legislated holiday called Thanksgiving Day.

To my friends in America (and anywhere else in the world), here is one song that we can sing in gratitude to God. Everyday can be a thanksgiving day as we recognize His presence in our lives. He is the Ultimate Source of blessings and He deserves all our praises. With Him, we can truly have a blessed Thanksgiving Day!

Artist: Don Moen

I come before you today
And there’s just one thing that I want to say
Thank you, Lord
Thank you, Lord
For all You’ve given to me
For all the blessings that I cannot see
Thank You, Lord
Thank You, Lord

With a grateful heart
With a song of praise
With an outstretched arm
I will bless Your name
Thank You, Lord

I just want to thank You, Lord
Thank you, Lord
I just want to thank You, Lord
Thank You, Lord

For all you’ve done in my life
You took my darkness and gave me your light
Thank you, Lord
Thank you, Lord
You took my sin and my shame
You took my sickness and healed all my pain
Thank you, Lord
Thank you, Lord

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Centerpoint Band, You Rock!


Centerpoint Band: oozing with talent and passion!

Genre: Alternative Pop Rock (Modern Synthesizer)

Members:

  • DEANE FELIX GARCES – (Lead Vocal)
  • JULIUS PALER – (Rhythm/Lead Guitars, Back-up Vocal)
  • KEITH MARK FERIA – (Bass, Back-up Vocal)
  • AVERY JIREH DOCENA – (Drums)
  • DANIEL DENNIS “DENSHO” BIALA– (Rhythm/Lead Guitars, Keyboard, Back-up Vocal)

Hometown and Current Location: General Santos City, Philippines

Avery, Julius, Densho, Keith, Deane

I have worked with the Centerpoint Band a lot of times. They willingly shared their talents as a support to our ministry and the community.

Centerpoint Band performed their original composition "Liwanag" in celebration of the 7th People's Congress of the FRAME Program

I have discovered their quirks and twists yet they remain adorable.

Centerpoint Band with Richard Alex , their sound technician.These guys know how to have fun!

They weave beautiful music that touches the heart and soul.

Centerpoint Band performed during Manny Pacquiao's Birthday in 2009

I consider it a privilege to know these wonderful men up-close and personal. Their zest for life is contagious. Their passion for God is inspiring.

Centerpoint Band Rocks Malaysia!

I salute them because they are excellent and passionate in everything they do. I am glad that they are like my brothers.

Centerpoint Band performed for Miss Universe 3rd Runner-up Shamcey Supsup during her Grand Homecoming in Magandang Gensan

They have their own share of battles and victories but they remain steadfast in their faith. I am certain that greater things are yet to come to this band as they continue to advance in the days of God’s presence.

Centerpoint Band, you rock!

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View their videos on their You Tube channel: Centerpoint TV

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Happy 49th Anniversary, DBC!


Dadiangas Baptist Church is a Christlike Church
with passionate worship
that touches the heart of God,
intimate and strong family relationship
that promotes development,
creative and dynamic leadership
that provides an equipping system
for integrated ministries,
and improved individual and corporate
financial management that maximizes resources,
which will bring about the transformation of the community.

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