Sa ako katislok it kaka
yuber yuber it kaling computer ay ak ikinasapoy
kaling SANROKAN. Abang kasadya nakong nag
kadabkadab kag ak roghan sa pag hunahuna nak
hali sa mayadong lugar ay pay ako'y nakapauli
ra sa Romblon. I was also led to your column to
share some comments of our beloved Romblon.
I am Daryl Faderogaya
Famisaran from Dapawan Odiongan Romblon, 45 years
old. I've been here in Mindanao for 31 years
now. Hali abe ako nakaeskwela, nakapangempleyo
ag nakapamilya. I have just one important
concern for our identity as Romblomanon. Sa
ngasing nak bag-ong henerasyon kung napauli ako
sa Romblon ay Tagalogey kag sugrong it mga anak
kung imo pangutan-on. Ako'y nalilisor nak osang
adlaw kung magpauli ako ay wayaey ako't
maaabutang Odionganon dahil pulos Tagalogey.
This Romblon's mother
tongue Bantoanon, Odionganon, Inunhan,
Sibuyanon is a rich heritage so sweet to our
ears and dear to our hearts, which we
Romblomanons can be so proud of as our
Ak naroromroman pa it kato,
nak kag mga dayo sa ato kung nakakatooney it
Odionaganon ay ato inasuli ray kag bisaya agor
magsabor ag indiiy maintiyendihan it ato bisita
What else can we be so
proud of kung wayaey natog totodlo-an sa ato mga
anak? Ak ing hongor nak gador nak hina sa
Odionagan mag aray (eskwela) kag ak anak, ing
agwanta kag kabuyong agor makatoon it ato bisaya
kinang ak anak ay asing kung natawag ako sa
cell phone ay Tagalog kag sugrong. I believe we
can still do something to this serious matter.
Daryl Faderogaya Famisaran
it possible for you to get in touch with
Zayra F. Andal who wrote about
in the December 2005 issue. I just want to
contact "Nang Lucring" who I know personally well
and who I haven't had contact since 1986. Or if
possible, could you please request Ms Andal to get
Ms Fosana to get in touch with me directly. Ms
Fosana is one of my childhood idols and I treated
her as my second mother when I was growing up. Any
help would be most appreciated. Thank you and
Executive Assistant to the Registrar
Workers Compensation Commission
Tel: 8281 6481 Fax: 9261 3156
It is great to see the beautiful places our island province has. Moreso, it is nice to read articles written by our kasimanwas. I am
looking forward to read articles or see pictures featuring the newest town of Romblon; that is, my beloved hometown Sta. Maria.
Congratulations and more power to you and your group. Thank you.
Rommel 'Bong' Hernandez Glori
November 10, 2005
A native of Sta. Maria, Romblon. Now residing in Manila, employed at the Ateneo de Manila University
On Saving our Dying
We are hopeful and optimistic that the Romblon
Culture is not dying. I have been here in U.S. for
10 plus years and I have not forgotten my ethnic
identity... as a Bantoanon descendant who grew up in
Odiongan, a place of many kinds of ethnicity...
Tagalogs, Onhans, Bantoanons, Chinese, Hiligaynons,
Mangyans, etc. My Bantoanon ethnic identity did not
die as I grew up in Odiongan. What we call the
Odiongan dominant culture did not diminish my
Bantoanon ethnic identity but enhanced it.
I know there are many of us who have their own way
of interpreting their own ethnic identity.
August 14, 2004
Nice Tourist Information
I like the article about San Agustin. It is
indeed a scenic attraction and an primeval beauty.
February 24, 2004
Dear Kuya Eddie (Calderon),
Thanks for forwarding me the link to the Sanrokan and
the article of yours on Spanish therein. Spanish is
actually muy facil de aprender para los filipinos. There
are 5,000 - 7000 words of Spanish origin in the
Philippine languages. That's a wealth to start with if
one really wants to learn Spanish.
Its very valiant and kind of you to write something on
Spanish, ya que no tenemos que olvidar por completo
nuestros vinculos hispanos.
A few days ago, a friend of mine who has a Ph.D. in
History asked me to read and transcribe some manuscripts
that he got from the archives. Estan en castellano! (como
si pudieran estar en otra lengua, jejeje). The papers
and reports of the Spanish officials and priests of
Cagayan de ORO. Y que riqueza de historia alli se quedan
ante mis ojos! Un expediente habla de una peticion de
los ciudadanos para que no se removiera el cura parroco.
Y esto a pesar de que, como nos enseñaban nuestros
maestros de historia, los curas eran tan malos como el
Knowing Spanish really opens our eyes to ourselves and
our history, not the kind that is taught with so much
bias against the Spaniards by Americans and
American-trained authors . No es decir que nos olvidamos
a los abusos de los espanoles. Pero la historia de mas
de 300 anos de presencia española aqui es mucho mas que
eso. Asi los manuscritos me han mostrado.
Quezon City, Filipinas
I really enjoyed
Jaynes' poem. Not having spoken Romblomanon for
years, it reminded me of my youth. Alas, my fluency in
Romblomanon is gone...but Jaynes warmed my heart with
Lu Darling Fondevilla Bongolan
Plano, Texas, USA
9 January 2004
Kung Baga sa Bigas
I read the following
5/13/2003 posting by Doc Simp on your Website. If he
still hasn't got a copy of KUNG BAGA SA BIGAS, tell him
to email me his snail-mail address and I'll send him an
autographed copy of the book gratis. I don't usually
give away copies of my books to people I don't
personally know, but someone who took the trouble of
queuing up before three counters deserves a reward.
December 29, 2003
CALATRAVA, Home of the
Enchanted Hidden Sea
Good day. I just want to give to the world a little
glimpse of my hometown, Calatrava, Romblon. Here's the
Actually I am making some restucturing of it from time
to time. I am just learning to make websites. Hope you
like it. Thanks,
Jerome C. Fetalvero
I got hooked to your
website after I found my new poem in your September 15,
2003 issue. Your website is quite interesting and very
informative. I am now at work and to do justice to my
office work, I decided to turn off my computer after
reading several interesting articles on your website. I
will have to get back to your website after work hours.
Eddie AAA Calderon,Ph.D.
Minneapolis, Mn USA
September 15, 2003
Greetings! I am a Simaranhon and happened to view
the Sanrokan news of 3s Islas. It is a great site and a
very informative one especially for those citizens who
are Romblomanons and are now leaving abroad. Mabuhay
That was a moving mission.
I hope most professionals especially the medics could do
it again not only to our place but also to the other
isles of Romblon. We have so many indigent kababayans
who can hardly seek medical help from the hospitals
nearby because of financial constraints.
In behalf of all
Simaranhons, I thank you and all your staff for making
this a success. This site is a great help too! To all
the people behind this, thank you! I thank you in
anticipation of your kind heart.
Looks like the site is on track - it is not insular.
Even if it is ostensibly focused on Romblon it still
includes stuff about other regions of the native land.
This editorial policy makes more non-Romblonians aware
Keep it up! I hope somebody will post more pictures of
Dec. 07, 2002
The experience and observation of Mr. Tom Villars were
very factual and interesting. I wish he would find time
to venture into another business in Romblon especially
in the town of Odiongan where business is booming
Nov. 27, 2002
Where is Sibale?
I have read with interest your article about Romblon in
the Sanrokan wibesite and I found it so amusing the way
you presented the interesting facts about the province.
However, there are some omissions that I have noticed
therein. For example in the map of the province, my
birthplace, Mestre de Campo, commonly called SIBALE is
not included. Not even a short write up about the place.
It is one of the island municipalities comprising the
province of Romblon, But it is nearer Pinamalayan,
Oriental Mindoro than Romblon capital. May I suggest if
you have time that you see the
www.sibale.com. In there, you will find interesting
facts about Sibale that might be worthy for inclusion in
the Sanrokan wibesite.
Thank you for your wonderful write-up of the province of
Romblon and hope you have more time to visit the
different towns with places of interest of the province
in the near future.
Eufronio M. Fallarme
Kindly take a look at our
new updated map on the Romblon page of this website. We
certainly made sure Sibale or Maestro de Campo is now
November 18, 2002
A friend from Europe
forwarded your website. She knew I am a Romblonese.
Did I say that my eyes
Two years ago, with five
other families, Cometa, Fetalvero, Faderon, and Flores
we formed Romblon Association in Manitoba (RAM.
Eventually, we have plans of organizing "Marble
Foundation" to raise funds to assist our talented
kababayan pursue complete post secondary education.
I write for the Filipino
Journal (senior columnist). Recently, I was appointed as
Director for Asia-Pacific Affairs cum Special Advisor to
the CEO to a newly minted corporation. I am also the
human resource development manager of an immigration law
firm here in Canada.
Human resource, business
development, and column writing are my passion. I
am a man of one wife (I hear chuckles when I mention
this to the "puti"), father of two good looking teenage
boys (mana sa tatay...nagyayabang na), and Romblonese by
With your vision, perhaps,
we could link all Romblonese in Diaspora. There is a
synergy of forces in our midst. Do you know that the
current Ambassadors in Belgium and in Australia are
Best regards to one and
RG (Bob) Gabuna -
August 11, 2002
Hala bira mga taga Romblon!!!
Trevor A. Montojo
Quezon City, Philippines - Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at
Mabuhay ang Romblomanon
Labi ang taga-Looc diyan.
Maayong adlaw......Im proud of us Kasimanwa......
Manila, Philippines - Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at
Mabuhay ang Romblomanons!!!! :)
Nikki Montojo Ropa
Quezon City, Philippines - Thursday, July 25, 2002 at
Mabuhay ang mga Romblomanon
Orville Fajilan Batangas, Philippines - Monday, July 15,
2002 at 21:21:35 (CDT)
West Covina, California USA - Tuesday, July 09, 2002 at
Norma C. Caayao
Philippine Geothermal, Inc.
July 16, 2002
June 12th Father
Aloha to you all!
I would like to express my
gratitude to Rinzi Fadrilan for the article
"Long Live America! Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!" I am one
of the Professor Gabriel Fabella's children who now live
in Hawaii. I have lived in the USA since 1968 after my
Madrid education. I am a public high school Spanish
teacher although my first major was Pilipino in UP
Last June 12th, the
highlight of the celebration here was the inauguration
of the biggest FILCOM center (USA). It is an impressive
14 million- edifice erected near an old sugar
I thought I would share
with you after brother Max pointed it out to us.
I love your website! What
an excellent job! I hope to hear from you soon.
Josephine Fabella Miller
July 9, 2002