July 24, 2009


Sina Pangulong Mayet Avenido, Crispina Flores, at Ursola Averion ng Senior Citizens Association of Barangay Santa Rosa sa Alaminos, ay sinamahan ni OSCA Chairman Rizalino B. Javier sa pakikipagkita kay Gongresswoman Ivy Arago sa Sityo Baloc, at para sa pagsusulong ng mga palatuntunang pangkultura at panglipunan sa barangay, ang samahan ng nakatatandang mamamayan ay pinagkalooban ng isang kompletong public address system ng Tanggapan ng Kongresista. (BENETA News)


Brig. Gen. Jorge Valbuena Segovia formally assumed the post of

Commander of the 2nd Infantry (Jungle Fighters) Division of the Philippine Army based at Camp Mateo Capinpin vice Brig. Gen. Florante B. Martinez, Acting Commander, last Thursday afternoon,July 23, 2009, at the camp parade ground in Barangay Sampaloc in Tanay, Rizal.

The turn-over ceremonies was presided by Lt. Gen. Delfin N. Bangit, Commanding General of the Philippine Army.

The 2nd Infantry Division, nicknamed Jungle Fighters, was formally put into active duty on February 1, 1970 with headquaters housed in Camp Vicente Lim in Canlubang, Calamba City, then it was moved to Barangsy Sampaloc in Tanay, Rizal.

The present headquarters, Camp General Mateo Capinpin, was named after Brigadier General Mateo M Capinpin, the gallant soldier of the 21st Infantry Division who rose from the ranks during World War II. It is strategically located at the foothills of the scenic Sierra Madre Mountain Range with an elevation of 1,400 feet above sea level and 70 kilometers just east of Manila.

Brigadier General Jorge Valbuena Segovia is the 26th Commander of the 2nd Infantry (Jungle Fighters) Division, which is composed of the 201st Infantry (Kabalikat) Brigade; 202nd Infantry (Unifier) Brigade; and 204th Infantry (Bantay Kapayapaan) Brigade. And the Battalion units that are 1st Infantry Battalion; 4th Infantry (Get 'Em) Battalion; 16th Infantry (Maglilingkod) Battalion; 59th Infantry (Protector) Battalion; 68th Infantry Battalion; 74th Infantry (Matatag) Battalion; 76th Infantry (Victrix) Battalion; and 80th Infantry (Raging Tamarraw) Battalion. (Ruben E. Taningco)


The present head coach of Miami Heat, a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, Erik Jon Celino Spoelstra, is a Filipino-American. Born on November 1, 1970 in Evanston, Illinois, his father is Irish-Dutch Jon Spoelstra, a long-time NBA executive involved with the Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets and New Jersey Nets, her mother is former Elisa G. Celino of Barangay Mavenida in San Pablo City or a Lagunense

According to Dr. Leandro Celino Dimayuga, his San Pablo City-based cousin, Erik, is published in various websites that Erik Spoelstra is the first Asian Filipino-American head coach in the National Basketball Association, as well as the first Asian/Filipino American head coach of any North American Professional Sports Team. He is currently the youngest head coach in the NBA, a conference of 30 professional teams.

Website reports added that Erik grew up in Portland, Oregon, where he graduated from Jesuit High School in 1988, and from the University of Portland in 1992 As a high school player, he is third all-time in assists (488), tied for third in three-pointers made (156), and sixth in both three-point percentage (384) and free throw percentage (824).

He will be visiting the Philippines soon with his team for a series of exhibition games, but his hectic schedule may not make a visit to his mother’s homecity possible. (Ruben E. Taningco)

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