4 HELP ROGATIONISTS RAISE 2008 HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION MORE PRIESTS Our parish, Our Lady of Beautiful A BIG SUCCESS The success of our 2008 Halloween Cele- bration held on Friday, October 31, 2008 was NEWSLETTER firstname.lastname@example.org 828-06-37/828-17-59 Love, is helping our Rogationist priests raise badly needed funds to continue the evidenced by the following: Vol. 3 No. 11 November 5, 2008 formation and education of their semi- • The rains in the afternoon did not dampen The monthly official publication of the Merville Park Homeowners Association narians for the priesthood. They also the participation by many children from our FUROR RAISED BY PROPOSED WHAT CAN WE DO WITH OUR BADLY village and from our neighboring mission need help to continue their feeding and INCREASE OF REAL ESTATE DAMAGED ROADS? catechizing of poor children from our mis- areas from going around our Village for the Every homeowner knows only too well how sion areas which they are now doing Trick or Treat. PROPERTY TAX IN badly damaged our roads are. These roads do only twice a month instead of every Sun- • More children came in costumes according PARAÑAQUE not only damage our vehicles; they are also day which they used to do before. to the theme of SAINTS AND HEROES A public hearing on the Draft Ordi- an eyesore. MPHA has been receiving com- The help the Rogationists need is for COME ALIVE PART II. nance No. 64- AN ORDINANCE plaints about these roads. us to buy Christmas cards which feature • Joy of the children as they participated in ADOPTING THE REVISED SCHE- Because of lack of funds, MPHA has only original paintings of talented seminarians the games and contests conducted by the DULE OF FAIR MARKET VALUES OF been able to do patch work of our streets. An at P 250.00 per batch of 10 cards with magician Wacky who was attired as Peter REAL PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF estimated P 12.5 million had been quoted to envelopes. The original paintings had Pan. PARANAQUE on November 3, 2008, at put a 2-inch asphalt overlay just along the been auctioned off to the highest bidders. Seventy (70) children with ages ranging the Session Hall Sangguniang main roads which only include — Instead of buying commercial cards to from one year old to ten paraded before the Panglungsod City of Paranaque drew a • Gate 1 to Main Avenue and right to Long send out to our friends and relatives this Board of Judges in their costumes. Most came hostile crowd of about 200 homeowners Beach to Belvedere to Washington Christmas, why not buy these Rogatio- as angels, Walt Disney characters, and reel from Parañaque. The six (6) councilors • Gate 1 to Saint Hannibal Street nists Christmas cards? They are great to heroes (e.g. Batman, Superman, Spiderman). send to our friends and relatives abroad The costumes that stood out were those of who were trying to defend the proposed • Gate 2 to Washington and right to Amster- increase were booed by the crowd. dam because they depict local Nativity Napoleon Bonaparte, Herod, Jose Rizal, St. Authored by Councilor Florante C. We have not been able to get asphalt from scenes. John the Baptist, St. Peter, Our Lady of Romey, Jr. this ordinance will increase our city government except for a short stretch Not only are we supporting priestly Fatima, shepherd, Egyptian, the leper, army the valuation of our properties, be it of the Long Beach road leading to the offices vocations; we are also encouraging the soldier, etc. The mothers who thought of and residential, commercial and/or indus- of Barangay Merville. seminarian/artists to nurture their God- possibly made the costumes deserve a stand- given talents. ing ovation. Special kudos to the Ketcher trial, by 250%-400%. At present, the MPHA President Sharon S. Almonte re- boys: Mark, who was dressed as Herod, Mat- market valuation for Merville is P1,000/ cently called past MPHA Presidents for a Please buy these cards from the fol- thew as a shepherd boy, and James as Napo- sqm. The draft ordinance will increase meeting to brainstorm on ways and means to lowing parish workers who can deliver leon Bonaparte. They were all in authentic the valuation to P3,500/sqm. raise funds just for our main roads. The follow- them to your home. They are: costumes. The Merville homeowners who at- ing past presidents responded and came to Area 1 - Beth Balagot - 823-90-06 the meeting: Area 2 - Tess Mariano - 828-05-55 Mr. Boi Mojica, as emcee, engaged the tended the public hearing were Merville Area 3 - Mel Domingo - 828-16-03 children into the program. Mr. Joselito Ducay Walkers Club members Jun Dabao, • Arch. Jose De Guzman Area 4 - Marite Panopio - 824-71-46 ensured that the parade of children in cos- Oscar Zulaybar, Norman Riego, Rina • Mr. Virgilio Jordana Area 5 - Nestor Sagayadan - 822-67-01 tumes by age categories, was orderly. Filart, Joe Yulo and Roger Lopez; Nards • Mr. Lino Uy It was a very enjoyable 2-hour show. Baylon and Purito and Nora Saba and a Chit Simon - 828-75-02 MPHA, thru Mrs. Josie O. Santamaria, chair- realtor. • Engr. Freddie Po Area 6 - Josie Santamaria - 824-81-55 Area 7 - Myra Lapus - 828-85-51 person of the Community Relations Commit- The MPHA will spearhead a signa- • Mr. Luis Dabao, Jr. Azon Reyes - 776-16-60 tee, thanks the members of the Board of ture campaign to put pressure on the • Gen. Telesforo Tayko Area 8 - Ledy Perez - 828-43-22 Judges made up of Mrs. Annette Mariano, as City Government not to push thru with The following ideas were proposed: chairperson, Ms. Astrud Schuck and Mr. Jojo Area 9 - Aida Amandy - 787-15-47 Polintan as members; Mr. Boi Mojica, and the this proposed ordinance. This will be a • Make representation with Parañaque City Area 10 - Mely Dela Vega -09174882301 big burden on us in these times of eco- Mayor to give us a FAIR SHARE of the real many homeowners who donated the various nomic crises. Please make sure that estate taxes that we homeowners pay for; prizes for the costumes contests and the YOU are counted! games. Continue to p. 3 2 3 WINNERS OF HALLOWEEN 2nd Place MEDALS FOR YOUNG ATHLETES UPDATES ON VARIOUS White Bunny Ashley Garson Our two sports that are training con- INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS CONTEST 3rd Place tinuously and making headway are Taek- Hereunder is an update on various infrastruc- Fairy Jianna Lagman wondo of Coach Manel Sy, and the ture projects as of October 31, 2008: The Board of Judges for the Halloween 5 to 7 years old MPHA Swimming Club under Coach costumes contests, composed of Mrs. An- 1st Place Renan Ignacio. Both sports also partici- • REPAINTING OF HUMPS nette Mariano as chairperson, Ms. Astrud Cleopatra Renee Calingo Repainting of humps and gutters along Washi- pate in competitions regularly. ngton and Belvedere Streets is on going. Schuck and Mr. Jojo Polintan as members, 2nd Place Coach Manel’s class joined the Philip- did not have a difficult time deciding on the Japanese Geisha Jasmin Nicole Rentoy pines Taekwondo Association Age Group • WATERLINE REPIPING winners of Most Creative and Most Beautiful 3rd Place The replacement of old asbestos pipes from Championship at the Ninoy Aquino Sta- costumes by age categories. They came to Witch Andrea Harn Barcelona Street to Washington Street has dium on October 15-16, 2008. The medal- been completed. an agreement on the criteria and they had 8 to 10 years old ists were: Diego Graceda, Alonzo Luna, rating sheets prepared for them by Nestor 1st Place Hans Tristan de Leon, Caleb Catalan, and • ROAD REPAIRS and Dulce Sagayadan who, for many years, Hawaiian Girl Daniella Cristofani Patching of potholes at Gate 1 has been Andrea Manuel. Kazer Maruyama and had been assisting MPHA in the Halloween 2nd Place completed. Pauline Shin both garnered silver medals, celebration, in general, and in the costume contests, in particular. Our Lady of Fatima Rio Cañal Kevin Brown won a gold medal and An- • DRAINAGE REPIPING 3rd Place drea Manuel who received a bronze Alpine drainage repiping waiting for Ninja Harold Guzman medal. On November 15-16, 2008 our quotations. The following were proclaimed winners: Taekwondo kids are again competing in • MERALCO CABLES SPECIAL AWARDS FOR TWO the Clubs and Gym Taekwondo Champi- Phase 2 conversions of Meralco cables from MOST CREATIVE COSTUMES: FAMILIES: onships, also at the Ninoy Aquino Sta- underground to overhead started on Septem 1 to 4 years old dium. ber 24, 2008 along the following streets: 1st Place 1st Place Foronda Family Our Merville Swimming Club joined the Florence, Amsterdam, Toledo, Barcelona, Army Soldier Rhon Jeric Alfonso which included three generations Dolphin Club Invitational tournament at Florida, Cairo, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Washi- 2nd Place (grandmother, mother and all children) the ULTRA. There were over 200 kids ngton, Calcutta and Washington Square is Transformer Gabby Juliano with ages 6-15 who competed last Sep- 3rd Place 2nd Place Castañeda Family still on going. tember 6, 2008. Our medalists were: Chef Zach Gavieres Pauline Gaston who won two bronze • REPAIR OF SUPERMARKET 5 to 7 years old Before they were given their prizes, the win- Repair of glass display windows of the medals; Gica Sy who got two bronze 1st Place ners, except for a few 1 to 4 year olds, were Supermarket completed. medals; Pauline Villanueva, one bronze Herod Mark Ketcher 2nd Place asked to tell, in one sentence, why they had and one silver medals; Charima Binder, • REPAIR OF PATH WALK chosen the character of the costume they one silver; Samantha Duarte, two bronze The repair of path walk at the Continental Park Shepherd Matthew Ketcher wore. Some interesting answers included the and one silver medals; Gabriel Duarte, 3rd Place following: is on going. one bronze and one silver; Paulo Egyptian John Calingo Villanueva, one bronze; Adrian Duarte Cont. of WHAT CAN ... Continued from p. 1 8 to 10 years old ARMY SOLDIER – “I want to protect my one bronze. Other members who missed 1st Place Napoleon Bonaparte James Ketcher country.” medals by a breath were Therese Gaston, • MPHA to allocate whatever funds it has NAPOLEON BONAPARTE – “I want to be Donovan Binder, Lorenzo Salonga, and and asphalt only what the amount can 2nd Place strong and powerful and to rule the world.” Kevin Bermejo. On November 8, 2008 cover. St. Peter Enrico Dumayas ST. PETER – “I hold the keys that guard the 3rd Place these same swimmers are joining the third • Increase the fee for car stickers. gates of heaven.” leg of the same club competition, also at Jose Rizal Romulo Kyle Bobadilla OUR LADY OF FATIMA – “October is the the ULTRA. • Get donations from Merville homeow- month of the Rosary…I researched and I liked Results of these coming events will be ners. MOST BEAUTIFUL COSTUMES: the story of Our Lady of Fatima.” reported in the next issue of our Newslet- 1 to 4 years old JOSE RIZAL – “I admire him because he is How about you, dear homeowners? Any ter. It is hoped that these sports events 1st Place our national hero.” workable ideas? Please email to and the good results would spur parents Fairy Hannah Dela Cruz email@example.com. to encourage their children to join these sports.