Nika Premiere

FULL HOUSE! Andrea Walker & Lee O’Brian starrer, ‘Nika‘ a movie produced and directed by Leilani Arenzana had its premiere night shown last August 8, 2017 at the Century Theater – Pacific Commons in Fremont, CA during the 25th Anniversary of FOG Film Festival.

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Finally Found Someone Advance Screening

Advance screening of Sarah Geronimo & John Lloyd Cruz starrer #FinallyFoundSomeone was held at the #TFC Studios in Daly city, CA for the Media and Bloggers last August 3, 2017.
For complete therater listing: https://www.tfc-usa.com/finallyfoundsomeonetheaterlist/

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Los Angeles with Jonathan & Mitos

Thank you so much for the full warm accommodation during our stay with Jonathan Aligada last July 29-30, 2017 in Beverly Hills & Los Angeles.
Thank you my very dear friend Mitos and family for taken us with your trip back from Hollywood to Dublin on July 30, 2017.

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Spotlight on Vets

The Spotlight on Vets was held for the benefits of Fil-am veterans at the ENvision Center in Los Angeles last July 29, 2017.

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Waine Ramos & Joyce Samaniego Wedding

Lider Waine Bragnaza Ramos & Joyce Ann Cielo Mendoza Samaniego were united as one during their wedding last July 28, 2017 at the Iglesia Ni Cristo @ 4910 Lemon Hill Ave., Sacramento, Ca 95824. The wedding reception immediately followed at the Grand Island Mansion in 13415 Grand Island Road, Walnut Grove, Ca 95690.

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Universal Studio 2017

A team building weekend with AMAVI at Universal Studio last July 24, 2017 together with Reggie and family.

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West Side Story

The West side Story, produced by Elvie Barron Teodoro (ESOMA) and Norcal Amcademy of Performing Arts, was shown from July 21-23, 2017 at Elizabeth A Hangs Theater.
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Rhuddee Vitug’s Birthday 2017

Rhuddee Vitug celebrated his birthday last July 19, 2017 at El Torito Mexican Restaurant in Milpitas.

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The Wake of Mama

Viewing of my mama’s body was held on Thursday & Friday of July 13-14 from 9:00AM to 9:00PM; with the Vigil Mass on Friday, July 14 @ 7:00PM

COLONIAL CHAPELS
1000 Redwood Street
Vallejo, CA 94590

Funeral Mass was on Saturday, July 15 @ 10:00AM

St. CATHERINE of SIENNA CATHOLIC CHURCH
3450 Tennessee Street
Vallejo, CA 94591

Vigil Prayers and Masses were also held in Sabang, Calbayog and Manila.

Thank you!

Click the picture below:

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Eulogy to Mama:
For those who don’t know My Mama.
Her name is Teofila Caber Lao. Our Kababayans and relatives call her “Iday” She was born on March 5, 1934 in Calbayog City, Samar. Her parents are: Serapio Orquen Caber & Irene Panyo Abener.  She’s the only daughter, and with 5 brothers: Alfredo, Apolinario, Elpidio, Pablo & Decoroso. She got married to my father, Lao Beng Ue, a war veteran of a U.S. Infantry Military. She bore 7 children: with also one daughter (like herself) and 6 sons. She took care of us in her loving arms. She’s not only a mother to us her children; she was also a mother to most of all our cousins. She has 17 grandchildren. They all love mama. They call her mama-lola.
She loves to cook foods. She makes us kurukod, ira-id, suman, biko, puto, bibingka, ginatan, banana cue, maruya, fruit candies etc. She loved to bake bread. She loves to sew clothings, and crochet (gantsilyo). But most of all she never forget to pray. She prays the Rosary everyday. It is said that if you say the Holy Rosary every day, with a spirit of faith and love, you can save a thousand of souls in purgatory. In her case mama has saved Millions of Souls from the Purgatory.
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Last year, I remembered she told me one time to stop buying her the Vitamins (Glucosamine Chondroitin & MSN). I didn’t notice that it’s her way to say goodbye.
In her last trip to the P.I., I saw happiness on her face. Believing that it has given her more energy & strength. I was with her when we do the visita Iglesias in Calbayog churches. I didn’t know that it was her last.

She was looking forward to go back home next year for the renewal of my brother Rene’s vows with his wife Lilian (A Silver Anniversary) Now, she can’t. I’m sorry Rene. We’ll miss mama so much.
I can’t believe she’s gone. She died on July 7, 2017. What a coincidence. She has 7 kids & 17 grandkids. 7/7/17.
The day after her death. I can still feel her presence. I heard she called my name. I smell her stuff. I saw her shadow. It’s still her way to say that she’s still looking after me.
Mama, salamat mama salamat!
I love you mama!
We all love you! Mama!

Related Videos:

1. https://youtu.be/WTbd1M1-iYE (The Wake of Mama – July 13, 2017 with Janelle Ferraro)
2. https://youtu.be/nByMFTSkbRA
3. https://youtu.be/Bk_dbdbdV3Q
4. https://youtu.be/CK65O_obi6A (The Wake of Mama – July 14, 2017 with Angel Ventura)
5. https://youtu.be/Akj2hO_7hHQ
6. https://youtu.be/5ZReX6ssiO0 (The Wake of Mama – July 14, 2017 with Andy ‘Badong’ Custodio)
8. https://youtu.be/O5wQm878GrY (The Wake of Mama – July 15, 2017 Funeral Mass)
9. https://youtu.be/tpuKOZ4mVQk
10. https://youtu.be/FIJCtM7puMk

Rene’s Live Video

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Related Pictures:

1. https://www.facebook.com/pg/Mabuhay-Join-the-Fun-114261671978963/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1582859898452459 (The Wake of Mama)
2. https://photos.app.goo.gl/lNlaeyLYL31JJ7gQ2 (The Wake of Mama)
3. https://photos.app.goo.gl/Hb4vCZRjP5yD2dMr2

My Dearest Mama (pictures)

4. https://goo.gl/photos/iwZGAxqMvV4v2wdu5 (My Dearest Mama)
5. https://goo.gl/photos/XBKyPQMsRu7Gig487 (IPhone Photo of Mama)
6. https://goo.gl/photos/ArE83Ev2xBQ1zE5b7 (Faded Photographs)
7. https://scenesinthecityonline.wordpress.com/2017/03/06/mamas-birthday-celebration-vallejo/ (Mama’s Birthday 2017)
8. https://scenesinthecityonline.wordpress.com/2017/05/28/philippine-vacation-2017/


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Lunch with Congressman Alfredo ‘Albee’ Benitez

Lunch with the visiting Congressman Alfredo ‘Albee’ Benitez of 3rd District of Negros Occidental with Union City Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci, Vice Mayor Pat Gacoscos and constituents was held at Tribu Grill last June 19, 2017.
With us was his son, Javi Benitez, who just graduated from Santa Clara University.

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