Cagayan De Oro Now A ZoneAT LAST!!!!!!! AND THANKS…
Cagayan de Oro-Iligan Community has recently been granted by the National Board a status of a Zone, and now for the first time in Cagayan de Oro and probably also first Mindanaoan, our community produces a full pledge admin couple who is really from Cagayan de Oro. Ed & Nitz Dangazo experienced their rookie as admin (new mentality) last weekend in May 16-18, 2003 at Covadonga Formation Center in Aloba, Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City. Thanks to Sal & Cel Bolongan, Cebu Admin Couple for sharing their time in work-shopping Ed & Nitz new mentality talks. And of course, to our Admin couple Vic & Nenet Ladiona now in Cagayan de Oro for their inspiration and shepherding of Ed & Nitz. And also Thanks to Cebu Community with the Leadership of Tots & Mayet for inviting Ed & Nitz together with Vic & Nenet in welcoming them last June 29, 2003 in Mabolo Parish in Cebu as new additional Admin and for writing the new admin mentality talks respectively. The joint simple occasion and Team meeting was highlighted by the inspiring enrichment facilitated by Sal & Cel Bolongan. The said occasion was inspired with the presence of Msgr. Romel of Mabolo Parish. Ed & Nitz also expresses their heartfelt thanks to Paul & Medy Jiao who hosted them a breakfast with matching inputs and a ride to the venue and Romy & Tessie Lim for snacks in Cebu SM mall with a free ride to Cebu Pier.
NEW TEAM PRIEST IN CDO
Although we feel sad for the transfer of our Team Priest Fr. Ed Aguero
in Manila, who is now in Vatican for further studies, God is so merciful
of how we feel as a community, thus He gave us Fr. Rino a replacement of
Fr. Ed, who is also a Team Priest in Argentina. We feel happy because
Fr. Rino is supportive with WME, in fact he officiated the mass during
our Choice Weekend held in Listonnac Youth Formation Center in Tibasak,
Cagayan de Oro City last May 9-11, 2003.
We feel sad by the sudden transfer to Bacolod of Boy & Nina Bering-Iligan Coordinating Couple. Boy & Nina has done greatly in shepherding the Iligan Couples. As we have said, God is so merciful. Again He gave us Gomer & Leclec Hamak, the New Coordinating Couple of Iligan who has been discerned by Iligan couples last June 22, 2003 and facilitated by Vic & Nenet Ladiona with the full support of Ed & Nitz Dangazo and Gerry & Ludie Abadies. Congratulations to Gomer & Leclec!!!
WME ILIGAN COMMUNITY CELEBRATES 15TH YEAR
Iligan Community celebrates its 15 years in Marriage Encounter last February 22, 2003 held in one of the beaches in Iligan City owned by a WME Iligan couple. The occasion was highlighted by a mass. The couples were recharge by the enrichment facilitated by Vic & Nenet Ladiona. The said occasion was well attended by the Iligan couples. Some Cagayan de Oro couples were also present during the said occasion. With the leadership of Boy & Nina Bering the celebration was successful.
All articles written by Ed & Nitz Danganzo
Before, WME Cagayan de Oro-Iligan was hungry of having weekends.
We may have held a weekend once a year or twice but Tsamba lang becauseof
hesitation of the archbishop, lack of funds and presenting teams, whichwere
among our nightmares. Today not anymore, God has blessed us with courageand
commitment through our couple relationship that overwhelm those nightmares.
God has sent us Admin Vic & Nenet Ladiona and additional 1st settersBong
& Inday Sungcad and Boy & Nena Bering, all coming from Cebuto add
our present teams Ed & Nitz Dangazo (1st & 2nd setter),Gerry
& Ludie Abadies (1st setter) and Team Priest, Fr. Ed Aguero.Thank God,
we have a complete set of presenting teams. Weekend is unstoppable!!!Ourdream
of becoming a zone may soon come to a reality.
Deeper Weekend to Accelerate More Teams!
On Marriage Day!
WME 14 Years in Iligan!
WME Inside Actions!
*A Leadership Training Weekend was held on March 16 &17 atBalay Kalinga, Jasaan, Misamis Oriental attended by Finance Group.
*In the observation of the Lenten Season, the couples hadviacrucis from Malasag Uphill to Cursillo House, a 6-kilometer walk on March27, Holy Wednesday.
*As fund raising project, we held a Disco last 8th of April atMamagaya Disco, Cagayan de Oro.
*Cagayan de Oro couples were blessed and happy to have Emie andEster, Manila couple, on April 20, 2002 and were enriched after experiencing a very beautiful input given by the wonderful couple together with their single lady friend.
*Love Circles/Living Cells is an on going activity of Iligan Couplesshepherd by Team Couple Boy & Nina Bering. No wonder why Iligan couplesare so high in cooperating with Cagayan de Oro couples during WMEweekend,pre-team formation and fund raising activities.
*In the preparation of the Deeper Weekend on August 2-4 at Elena Tower,Iligan
City, the Teams conducted a Weekly Pre-Team Formation. Itstarted
on June 9 with a Kick-Off activity and ended on July 28.
The untiring efforts of the teams bear fruits of 12 couples who really
made the deeper weekend.
|Enrichment Going as Far As Ozamis
Cagayan de Oro-Iligan couples gave enrichment in Ozamis Citylast July 14, 2002 with Vic & Nenet Ladiona as anchor couple. The theme Ang Spirituality sa Kinabuhing Minyo was given to members of ChristianFamily& Life Apostolate (CFLA) in preparation for Family Congressnext year.The invitation for WME Cagayan de Oro -Iligan was initiatedby Loloy &May Ruben and Ester & Aiding, our WME couples in OzamisCity who alsohelped facilitate the said enrichment. Gerry & LudieAbadies, Mel &Jean Enterina shared their experiences and Boy &Nena Bering, Luner &Ivy Jutba of Iligan also helped facilitate thesaid enrichment.
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WME Outside Actions!!!
Open and Apostolic Activities
BALIK (Bana Asawa Lantawa Inyong kaminyoon)
*Last March 16, 2002, a 1-day BALIK Enrichment was given to churchworkercouples of San Antonio Parish where some of our WME couples belong.
*To enhance employees working attitude through strengthening couplerelationships, Sister Cornelie, recent Hospital Administrator, invited again WME couples to give BALIK, a 1-day enrichment, to Maria Reyna Hospital employees together with their spouses on May 5. It was anchored by Pilarof Jun Calubiran and WME couples as sharers. It ended witha mass by Fr. Ed. Aguero and renewal of vows of all couples. BALIK is already an on going enrichment program of Maria Reyna Hospitalfor the year 2002. Second batch will be held in September 2002. WME couples have been giving BALIK since the past administration of MariaReyna Hospital.
Ed & Nitz Dangazo
More than 250 person, parents of high school students, guardians andwidows attended BALIK (Bana, Asawa, Lantawa Inyong Kaminyoon) a wholedayparenting enrichment held last October 21, 2001 at St. John Baptist HighSchool, Lagonglong, Misamis Oriental.. WME Cagayan de Oro O & A couplesfacilitated the big crowd with Pilar Calubiran as an anchor. Ed & NitzDangazo, Totoy & Grace Alovera, Mario & Ging-ging Abratiguin, Gerry& Ludie Abadies, Mel & Jean Enterina with daughter Jay-jay sharedtheir experiences. Group facilitators were Vic & Nenet Ladiona,Bong & Inday Sungcad, Ban & Arlene Almazan, Berting & Ging-gingGonzalez, Nick & Rose Gonzales, Joe & Tata Lumantas, Jun &YudonAyudar, Lando & Marlene Magaro, Egay & Bebie Magayanes. Singingthesong, We Remember, We Celebrate, We Believe performed by the group,openedthe enrichment.
Parents, guardians and widows expressed their sincere thanks and happinessby making them aware of themselves, refresh their romance and reflect Godslove for us. Most of them shared the uniqueness of the enrichment that they were able to relate on every topic.
The enrichment culminated with a Mass officiated by Fr. Reno ofLagonglongParish. Sister Pureza, principal of St. John Baptist High Schoolexpressedher thanks to Worldwide Marriage Encounter.
WME Cagayan de Oro Iligan will be celebrating its 16th Anniversary onSunday, September 30, 2001 at the GAD Hall, Philippine Port Authority Building, Macabalan at 8:00am to 4:00pm. The theme of the celebration is Malipayong Magtiayon=Malipayong Pamilya=Malipayong Katilingban. The highlights of the celebration are the Launching of the Living Cells to be facilitated by our Guest Couple, Sam & Marin Uy, National Living Cell Coordinator and a Thanksgiving Mass to be officiated by Fr. Ed Aguero, our Team Priest. This will be followed by Parlor Games, Ballroom Dancing Contest, Raffle Draw and promotion of the WME Silver Anniversary in Cebu.
|Fr. Ed Aguero - 41stbirthday
and 14th year of priesthood
Fr. Ed, our WME team priest here in Cagayan de Oro-IliganCommunitysimply
celebrated his 41st birthday and 14th year of priesthoodwith aMass officiated
by himself at their Sacred Heart Seminary in UpperMacasandig,Cagayan de
Oro City last October 10, 2001. A short programcontributedby the
seminarians and youths give Fr. Ed a simple happiness.That is Fr.Ed, a
simple priest yet sincere and dedicated in his vocation.Some ofthe WME
couples were present during the said occasion. Fr. Ed is sharinghis time
to WME by giving weekends, attend meetings and other activitiesinspite
of his hectic time.
Please include in your prayer the Father of Sol of Boy Mendoza who isnow
in ICU and her brother who is also confine at Maria Reyna Hospital, Cagayan
de Oro City
CAGAYAN DE ORO OCTOBER WEEKEND
WME-CDO will be having a weekend on October 12, 13 & 14, 2001 atthe
Manresa Retreat House, Carmen Hill, in Cagayan de Oro City. The presenting
teams are Vic & Nenet Ladiona (Admin Couple), Nitz &Ed Dangazo
(MMW), Bong & Inday Sungcad (EWS) and Fr. Ed Aguero.
Msgr. Roa, parish priest of Nazareno, celebrated the mass as part oftheweekend seminar.
Parents shared with their eyes flooded with tears of joy, because forthe first time they heard the negative feelings about them from their children that were kept deep inside for a long time because of fear. Children likewise, shared how they felt light, "nga maorag naibtan ug tunok." They added that it was full of realization as they started communicating through the one on one communication process backed up by small group sharing. Thetopics included Sino Ako, If Only, You Hear Me, One More Try.
A bridging 1 session was held at Oro Chamber Conference Room with Vicand Nenet, Gerry and Ludie ans Pilar.
Silver Anniversary Updates; Boy and Sol Mendoza will be joining the SilverJubilee celebration in Cebu, together with 7other couples and a widow. Thereare other 7 couples who are paying throughthe Huloga Project, who all havetheir sincerest intent on coming. Ed &Nitz are working hard in recruitingmore couples in joining the milestonecelebration in WME Philippines' history.
It is with sadness in the CDO WME community to announce the passingawayof Erick Mendajao husband of Cecil who died last May 19,2001 at thePolymedic Hospital. The community has offered prayers and condoled withthe bereaved family.
WME Cagayan deOro/IliganCommunity
Celebrates 15th Year Anniversary
By Ed & Nitz Dangazo
That's right, the Cagayan de Oro-Iligan community celebrated it's 15thyear
anniversary last Oct. 8, 2000. The event took place at the Vesdro BeachResort
in Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City. The big event was highlighted bythe Theme:
"Ipasanag Ang Relasyon Sa Magti-ayon Diha Sa Bag-ong Milenyo."The visayan
term for "Let Your Couple Relationship Shine in the New Milennium."
More than 50 couples, their families and priests shared their time,talents and treasures to make the occasion truly memorable. Yes! The WMEcommunity here have remained steadfast and committed for the past 15 years.Becauseof Love, many couples overcame their many barriers. Truly, theWME couplesofthis twin cities has boldly faced the challenge in changingthe world throughcouple relationship.
Part of the program was a Thanksgiving mass celebrated by WME'sveryown priest and Spiritual Director Msgr. Tex Legitimas, SSJV. Msgrs.Texinspired the couples on his homily on how the community has survived throughtheyears. The community's involvement in the Parish as he also mentionedhaschallenged us to work overtime for the Archbishop to feel our presenceandcommitment.
The couples missed Fr. Ed Aguero, the ecclesial Team Priest during thecelebration, because he was in Argentina.
The program featured also an enrichment presented by Vic and NenetteLadiona -the Zone Coordinating Couple of Cebu. Vic & Nenette reallygaveso much inspiration and entertainment during the affair.
They shared that, "when we are not in the mood, just draw a smilingface
in our index finger, look at it and say hello!!! and it keepsusalive
again. Laugh at our problems and say Ha!Ha!Ha!. Say Zst!Zsst!!Zssst!!!,and
speak with our index and thumb fingers to the person to whom we expressour
love." The sharing inspired and put so much joy in the couples thataHello!!!
and Zst!Zsst!!Zssst!!! fever caught up.
The presence of 1st weekenders who are still active and kicking, stimulated much whispers and appreciations from the newer ones. The whole day affair has forged a closer relationship among the couples as a community. It renewed our commitment by changing the world through our COUPLE RELATIONSHIP.
continuation on next columnKINGANDQUEEN OF HEARTS FOR A CAUSE!!!
By Ed & Nitz Dangazo
Our community celebrated Valentine's Day last February 18, 2001at GADHall,
PPA, Cagayan de Oro with much fun and funds for the community.Althoughitwas
a belated engagement yet the couples showed a fresh heartto theirspouse.The
crowning of King and Queen of Hearts Boy and Sol Mendozahighlightedtheevent.
Nito and Remy Vasquez, reigning King and Queen of Heartsturnedoverthe scepter
to their new successor to command the Kingdom of Hearts.Theroyal march
of King Boy and Queen Sol backup by the entourage, DialogueCouple(1strunner-up)
- Lino and Raquel Babano, Feeling Couple(2nd runner-up)Louiand Belly Estillore,
Weekend Couple(3rd runner-up Caloy and SuzetteUrbina,LivingCell Couple(4th
runner-up) Nanding and Ivy Miclat, ignitedmuch applauseandappreciation
from the audience. The community hasgenerated fundsinthat event.
The first appearance of Admin Vic and Nenette Ladiona in the communityhas added jubilation among couples in the occasion. At last, we have acomplete set!!! We have a newly adopted Admin, team priest-Fr. Ed Aguero,two setter-Ed and Nitz Dangazo, 1st setters (EWS)-Bong and Inday Sungcad,Gerry and Ludie Abadies and 2nd setter (MMW)-Nanding and Ivy Miclat.
Con't of WME Cagayan de Oro/Iligan
Celebrates 15th Year Anniversary
The 15th Anniversary celebration was successful because of love translated into action by our couples. And of course, much credit goes to Gerry-Ludie Abadies & Fr. Ed Aguero, our Ecclesial Team, and Pilar Calubiran whoall showed their no retreat-no surrender attitude.
Our 15th year is just a take-off of our journey to the Silver dreamofour
community. We dream! Dream!! Dream!!!
Our WME Community here in Cagayan de Oro-Iligan express deep sympathy, offered prayers and condoled withthe bereaved WME families of the following:
1.Teodoro Lloren died last July 28,2001. He is the brother of Yudon of Jun Ayudar
2.Eloida Balbutin - diedlast July 27, 2001. She is the mother of Fred of Lita Balbutin
3.Elena Legaspi Taal died last nightat
9:50 P.M.,Aug. 9, 2001 at CCC Gen.
LAKBAY SUGBO (Lantawa Ang Kaanindot Bana Asawa Your Savings Unite usGoing
Big Opportunity) is a short termed project of our community aimed to encourage
couples who cannot afford lump sum to join in the coming silver anniversary
in Cebu on November 16-18, 2001. It is an 8month Huluga wherein coupleswill
save an amount every quincena by depositing it to the designated projecttreasurer.
Many couples are now registering and some have started depositing.
O & A REACHOUT
By Ed & Nitz Dangazo
The CDO/Iligan WME O & A group went to the Mary Immaculate Academy at Jasaan, Misamis Oriental last February 27, 2001. Ed & NitzDangazo lead the group and they gave an enrichment entitled "I HAVE A DREAM"tothe graduating high school students and their parents. It is afamilyenrichment aimed at motivating graduating students to dream andshare theirdreams with their parents in a family dialogue.
The enrichment was very successful and made possible through the untiringand
sleepless support of Larpi Calubiran, our inspiration and son Harvey,ourcoordinating
couple Bong & Inday Sungcad and theirdaughter Maya.Ournewly adopted
admin Vic & Nenette Ladiona, teams Gerry & LudieAbadiesand son
Eugene,Mel & Jean Enterina and daughter Jay-jay andpre-teamSammy &
ClairCainhog and daughter Mhay-mhay, who have shared theirdreams, elicited
muchappreciation and realization from the parents andstudents.
We have been giving O & A enrichments in this school for the lastthree years. Sister Vangie, the administrator of this school has expressedherheartfelt thanks to WME. This year would be her last term andproudlytold usthat she will endorse WME to facilitate the same to whoeverwillbe the nextschool administrator.
Did you know that some very important event took place in Cagayan deOro-Iligan
WME community last October 8, 2000?
Nope! Nobody got kidnapped or a threw bomb in the town plaza this time.
There was a celebration, and here's that very special news that Ed&Nitz Dangazo, the communication couple in WME Cagayan de Oro &Iligancommunity send in.
Ed & Nitz Dangazo
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