YAP, GREGORIO LEMQUE, ED.D.
By CARLO C. AYRAN
Gregorio Lemque Yap was born to parents Mauro Angulo Yap and Federica Luz Acera Lemque on March 7, 1959 at Larcon, Bongabon, Nueva Ecija.
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He obtained his elementary education at Iba Elementary School in Iba, Zambales from the years 1966 to 1972 where he graduated as first honors.
His took up his secondary education at the Zambales National High School also in Iba, Zambales during the years 1972 to 1976.
In 1977, he enrolled at the then Ramon Magsaysay Memorial School for Arts and Trade (RMMSAT), now Ramon Magsaysay Technological University (RMTU), under the degree of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology, major in Civil Technology and graduated in the year 1982.
After graduating from college, he worked as a woodcraftsman apprentice at the Subic Naval Base Command in Subic, Zambales and was later promoted to the position of shipwright apprentice in 1983 and held position as shipwright journeyman in the year 1985 to 1992.
While working, he also took up a technical / vocational course on Stenography, Typewriting and Office Procedures (STOP) at the Central Luzon Technical Institute (now Cental Luzon College of Science and Technology) during the years 1983 to 1984.
He eventually went back to RMMSAT and pursued the degree of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education, major in Industrial Arts / TLE which he finished in 1993.
He finished his Master of Arts in Education (MAEd), major in Educational Administration at Columban College in Olongapo City in the year 1997.
In the year 2000, he obtained his Doctor of Education degree, major in Educational Management at the Virgen De Los Remedios College also in Olongapo City.
After passing the Professional Board Examination for Teachers (PBET) in 1993, he started his teaching career in 1994 where he held the position of Elementary Grades Teacher 1 at the Cabitaugan Elementary School ??“ Subic District in Subic, Zambales.
In the years that followed, he got promoted to different teaching positions and was transferred to different elementary schools in the towns of Subic and San Marcelino.
From the years 2003 to 2005, he was designated as Elementary School Principal I of Laoag Elementary School in San Marcelino, Zambales. He also held the same position at the San Guillermo Elementary School, also in San Marcelino, in the year 2006.
Starting from the year 2006 and up to the present, he holds position as Education Supervisor 1 ??“ In Charge of EPP / Physical Facilities at the Department of Education ??“ Division Office in Iba, Zambales.
He also held the position of District Monitoring Supervisor for DepEd ??“ San Antonio District in San Antonio, Zambales, DepEd ??“ Botolan South District in Botolan, Zambales, and DepEd ??“ Castillejos District in Castillejos, Zambales, during the school years 2006-2007, 2007-2008, and 2008-2009, respectively.
His teaching career also included a stint here in RMTU where he became a part time instructor of the university??™s Castillejos Campus during the school years 2006 ??“ 2007 and 2007 ??“ 2008.
At present, aside from attending his functions at the DepEd Division Office, he is also a part time college instructor at the Colegio De Castillejos in Castillejos, Zambales.
All throughout his career, he had been a recipient of various awards and recognitions for his invaluable contributions to the development of many of the elementary schools in the province.
Awards of excellence have also been given to him in recognition of his outstanding performance as a teacher and for his contributions to the upliftment of the welfare of the teachers in the different districts of Zambales.
Gregorio is married to Evangelina Labio Cawagas Yap who is currently the principal of Pili Elementary School in Buhawen, San Marcelino, Zambales.
They are blessed with two lovely daughters namely, Elaine Grace who is a BS Bursing graduate of the University of Baguio, and Geraldine who is currently on her junior year as a BS Nursing student at the St. Louis University, also in Baguio City.
RUBA, RENATO P., PH.D.
Dr. Renato P. Ruba finished his Doctor of Philiosphy degree at La Salle-Araneta University in August 1981 after finishing his Post-Graduate degree course in Diploma in Agricultural Sciences in Lincoln College-University of Canterbury, New Zealand under the Technical Cooperation Scheme of Colombo Plan in 1979. He finished his Masters Degree in Agriculture at Dela-Salle-Araneta University in 1978 and Bachelor??™s Degree in Education at Central Luzon State University (CLSU) in 1973.
He belonged to the top ten of his class while in Elementary and High School. He graduated from High School in 1968 with the distinction award as the only awarded ???Farmer of the Year??? and in 1970 graduated Associate in Agriculture, both in Zambales National Agricultural School, as a recipient of Gerry Roxas Leadership Awards.
After graduation from college, he was employed in his Alma Mater as Secondary School Teacher, Secondary School Head Teacher, College Instructor and until he attained Professor-III position. He also served various designations as Head of the Internal Control, High School Principal, Department Head, Dean, and Chancellor of RMTU ??“ San Marcelino Campus and Executive Dean of RMTU ??“ Castillejos Campus. He was elected as the President of RMTU ??“ San Marcelino Alumni Association, South Zambales Alumni Association and the Federation President of RMTU-Alumni Association thereby under the charter a member of the RMTU Board of Regents representing the Alumni sector in the year 2003 ??“ 2004.
He is married to the former Rosario Castillo, an Associate Professor of RMTU with whom they are blessed with two daughters, Renerose, a resident nurse of Kings College Hospital in London, and Roselyn, a private practitioner dentist.
RAMIREZ, REYLEN GOCHINGCO
Chief Ramirez was born on October 27, 1962 in San Esteban, Ilocos Sur. He is the oldest son to Rey Santos Ramirez who is currently in Hawaii and Belen Domingo Gochingco who passed away in 1991.
The family migrated to Iba, Zambales after years of living in Hawaii.
He attended St. Augustine??™s Elementary School and Zambales National High School.
In 1983, he finished his college degree with the course Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology from the then Ramon Magsaysay Memorial School for Arts & Trade (RMMSAT), now Ramon Magsaysay Technological University (RMTU).
He migrated back to Hawaii on January 1985 and returned to the Philippines the same year and married Josephine Gonzales Ruanto, the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Prudencio Ruanto of Iba, Zambales.
Reylen and Josie are blessed with three children, two of which are born in the Philipines and one in Longbeach, California.
He was joined by his family in 1991 after the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo.
The oldest son, Joseph Allen, 24, is a graduate of University of California-San Diego (UCSD) with a degree in Ethnic Studies and minor in Education. Joseph is currently employed in the same university as a staff of the Admission and Diversity Office aside from being a college and high school lecturer as well.
Daughter Jhelen Marie, 20, is currently a third year college student at the University of California in Berkeley (UCB) majoring in Art History with minor in child development. She is an active member of several Filipino and Asian-American community organizations.
Their youngest, Reylen, Jr., 17, is a senior high school student and has applied to several universities. He aims to become a mechanical engineer.
Chief Ramirez was a sergeant in the US Army Reserve from 1985 to 1989 in Fort Derussy, Honolulu, Hawaii. He also worked in Michelle??™s Colony Surf in Hawaii.
In 1990, he joined the US Navy and was stationed in several ships and units in California such as USS Mt. Vernon in Longbeach, USS Denver, San Diego Naval Medical Center, NALF-SAN Clemente Island and 32nd Naval Station in San Diego.
In 2008, he was promoted as Chief Petty Officer and is currently stationed at Assault Craft Unit One in Naval Base Coronado, San Diego, California as Leading Chief Petty Officer for Supply Department.
He served several overseas deployments and visited numerous ports around the world.
Chief Ramirez is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War, Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Aside from his duties in the military and being involved in his children??™s endeavors, Chief Ramirez is highly involved in his community.
He has served as an officer of Iba Zambales Association of Southern California (IZASC) since 2005 and a member of the Navy Chief Association.
He is also involved as a member of St. Charles Catholic Church ??“ Filipino Association and the San Estebanians (Ilocos Sur) of California.
His involvement in the community can also be seen in his efforts to aid San Diego Schools and Organization through fundraising and volunteer services.
NACPIL, RAYMOND ISMAEL C., JR.
By CARLO C. AYRAN
Raymond was born on January 31, 1966.
He obtained his elementary education from Marilao Central School in Marilao, Bulacan during the years 1972 to 1978.
He took up his secondary education at the Ramon Magsaysay Memorial School of Arts and Trades in Iba, Zambales from the years 1978 to 1982.
After graduating from high school, he continued his pursuit for education at Adamson University in Ermita, Manila by enrolling in the course Bachelor of Science in Architecture, which he finished in the year 1986.
During the summers of 1986 and 1987, he worked as an apprentice and draftsman trainee at P.A. Bermudez Associates in Paranaque City, Manila.
He eventually moved on to become an architectural designer for Gideon Construction in San Juan, Manila from May of 1988 to December of the following year.
In January of 1990, he went abroad to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and worked as an architect / coordinator for Al-Derbas Co. Ltd. He stayed there until August of the same year.
He eventually went back to Manila, and from the period of September 1990 to August of 1992, he worked as Project Manager for Gilbert C. Yu / Willie C. Yu Architects.
From October of the same year up to the present, he is an architect and a Senior CAD Specialist for Commonwealth Engineers Co. Ltd. based in Tokyo, Japan.
Aside from being a licensed architect, he is also a Senior CADD (Computer Aided Designs and Drafting) Specialist, and is proficient in various computer applications. He can speak, read and write Japanese in various forms like Kanji, Katakana and Hiragana.
He is a member of the Maynilad Chapter of the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP).
Raymond is married to Cielo N. Nacpil. They are blessed with three children namely; Francheska Rae, Rae Ysmaella and Franz Danielle Rae.
At present, Raymond is living in Japan but holds permanent residency in Paranaque City, Metro Manila.
ABANGAN, BEATRIZ B.
By CARLO C. AYRAN
Beatriz was born on December 19, 1981 at Iba, Zambales to parents Andres and Sonia Abangan.
She took up her primary education at Parel Elementary School in Parel, Botolan, Zambales and graduated as class salutatorian in 1994.
In 1994, she entered the halls of the then Ramon Magsaysay Polytechnic College, now RMTU, for her secondary education. She graduated as class valedictorian in 1998.
She continued her education at Adamson University in Ermita Manila with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. During her college years, Beatriz continued her good study habits and became a dean??™s lister. She obtained her diploma in 2003.
In May of 2004, she successfully passed the licensure exam for chemical engineers.
From January of 2005 to January of 2009, Beatriz worked as a production supervisor for AY Tantuco Manufacturing Inc. in Pasig City.
She later moved on to become a research and development engineer for Pacific Rare Specialty Metals and Chemicals Inc. at Cavite Economic Zone in Rosario, Cavite. This occupation lasted from February 3, 2009 to March of the same year.
From April 2009 to the present, Beatriz is working abroad as Assistant Project Engineer for Rotary Engineering PTE. Ltd at Jurong Island in Singapore.
By CARLO C. AYRAN
Since April 27 of 2008, Antonietta Pablo ??“ Medina has been sitting as the Presiding Judge of the Regional Trial Court, Branch 276 in Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila.
Judge Antonietta was born on October 10, 1960 at San Marcelino, Zambales to parents Archimedes Ragadio Pablo and Miguella Arriola Pablo.
She graduated from San Marcelino Elementary School in San Marcelino, Zambales in 1973 as first honorable mention.
She took up her secondary education at the Western Luzon Agricultural College (formerly Zambales National Agricultural College) during the years 1973 to 1977 where she eventually graduated as class valedictorian.
From the year 1977 to 1981, she took up a degree in Political Science at Far Eastern University in Manila.
She continued to pursue her education and enrolled for a Bachelor of Laws degree at San Beda College of Law in 1981.
She graduated in 1985 and passed the Bar in 1986.
Her employment record includes being a parole officer for the Board of Pardons and Parole of the Department of Justice from the period of November 6, 1986 to July 31, 1987.
On August 1, 1981, she was promoted as Senior Parole Officer and stayed to hold the post until June 5, 1988.
She then became the City Attorney of the Citizens Legal Assistance Office of the Department of Justice from June 6, 1988 to December 31, 1989.
On January of 1990, she transferred to the Public Attorneys Office (PAO) and worked there until November 5, 1995.
After working at PAO, she became the Assistant Provincial Prosecutor of the Rizal Provincial Prosecutor??™s Office. This lasted from November 6, 1995 to February 6 2000.
Prior to her current position, Judge Antonietta was also employed as Assistant City Prosecutor from February 7, 2000 to April 27, 2008 at the Paranaque City Prosecutor??™s Office.
Judge Antonietta is married to Emmanuel Dawis Medina who is the 2nd Assistant City Prosecutor at the Makati City Prosecutor??™s Office.
The couple is blessed with five children.
Evan Ephraim, 21, is a 3rd year college student st San Beda College Alabang.
Ann Katrina, 20, is an A.B. International Studies graduate of De La Salle University.
Emmanuel, Jr., 15, is a 4th year high school student.
Anne Rochelle, 14, is a 2nd year high school student, while the youngest, Earl Anthony, 11, is a grade five student.
All of the three youngest children attend school at San Beda College.
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PARALLAG, MARK FRANCIS C.
By CARLO C. AYRAN
Mark Francis was born on June 27, 1981 in Iba Zambales, second among four children of Mr. Francisco D. Parallag and Mrs. Primabeth C. Parallag.
Mark is an alumnus of the university having taken up his secondary education from this institution during the years 1994 to 1998.
After high school, he went to Baguio City and enrolled at Saint Louis University in Baguio City and pursued a degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering. He graduated in April, 2003.
In November of 2003, Mark successfully passed the Licensure Examination for Electronics and Communications Engineers.
To further hone his knowledge and skills, Mark enrolled at the University of Santo Tomas in Espana, Manila to pursue a Master of Science in Management Engineering. He graduated as Cum Laude in November of 2009.
For a period of one year, starting September of 2005, Mark was employed as a Building Management System (BMS) Engineer at Gateway Mall, Araneta Center Incorporated / Consolidated Building Maintenance Inc. in Cubao, Quezon City.
In September of 2005, he transferred to GXS Software Development, Inc. in Makati City. He is still working at GXS and holds positions as Internal Business Programmer / Analyst and Technical Implementation Engineer.
For two consecutive years, starting December of 2007, Mark had been a recipient of the Performance Excellence Award by GXS Philippines Inc.
Mark had been an active member of numerous organizations such as the Parish Youth Coordinating Council, of which he was Vice President for Documentation in 2001 and Magnusian Residence Organization (MAGRO) of Saint Louis University where he was elected as President in 2002.
At present, he is the elected president of Club GXS.
ACUAVERA, LEAH AYRAN
By CARLO C. AYRAN
To be a part of a stable and reputable company in order to acquire competitive training, professional growth and career development opportunities through job performance and to acquire insights on other aspects of the business world related to her chosen career are the current professional objectives of Leah Ayran Acuavera.
Leah was born on September 21, 1979 in Zone 2, Iba, Zambales.
She obtained her elementary education from Libaba Elementary School, Iba, Zambales where she graduated as class Valedictorian in March of 1992.
In March of 1996, Leah graduated as Salutatorian from the then Ramon Magsaysay Polytechnic College (RMPC). After her secondary education, she went to Olongapo City and enrolled at the Columban College to pursue a degree in Accountancy. She graduated in March of 2000.
In March of 2008, Leah earned a Master in Business Administration degree from the same institution where she obtained her college diploma.
Her first job lasted from January 1999 to June of 2000 where she worked as an Accountant / Purchasing Clerk for Rials Enterprises.
After this, she transferred to Alemain Enterprises (Philippines) where she was employed as Finance / Office Manager. She stayed at this company from June 1, 2000 up to February 28 2007. She then moved to work for the Trade Facilitation and Compliance Department of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) in Subic, Zambales. Her work their as a document examiner lasted from March 1, 2007 until January of 2009.
Despite being busy performing her functions at her workplace, and her studies,Leah was able to find time to do community works. She was Vice President for Management to Olongapo Jaycees, Inc. in 2004, President to Rotaract Club of Downtown Olongapo II during the Rotaract Year 2002 ??“ 2003, District Rotaract Representative (RY 2004 ??“ 2005) to Rotary International, District 3790, and Secretary (2006-2007) and Vice President (2007-2008) of the Columban College Graduate School Association (COCOGRADSA).
Since February of 2009, Leah had been working abroad at Dubai, UAE as an accountant for Fluid Technologies LLC (FLUTECH).
CALIMLIM, DANILO BAYSA
By CARLO C. AYRAN
Danilo Baysa Calimlim was born on May 30, 1954 at Cuevas Street, Zone 1, Iba, Zambales, to parents Cipriano Abrantes Calimlim Sr. and Daniela Castillo Baysa.
He is married to Myrna Montehermoso Mier and is blessed with three children, namely, Eugene, Gladys Myra and Donna Iris.
Danilo spent his younger years in Iba, Zambales during which time, he took up his primary education at the Iba Elementary School and his secondary education at the then Ramon Magsaysay Memorial School of Arts and Trades (RMMSAT)where he graduated as first honorable mention.
After high school, he went to Olongapo City and enrolled at the Columban College to pursue a baccalaureate degree.
Since June of 1981, Danilo has been working at the Benguet Corporation, Masinloc Chromite Operation and had held numerous positions such as accounting clerk, cost clerk, accountant 1, accountant 2 and assistant unit manager. He is still employed at the same organization and since January 2004 holds position as Unit Manager.
Danilo is noted for his active participation and involvement in numerous voluntary works and organizations such as being a charter member of the Toastmasters International ??“ USA, and Parent, Teachers and Community Association (PTCA) President of Coto High School and Coto Elementary School among others.
At present, he is the President of the Ramon Magsaysay Technological University (RMTU) Main Campus Alumni Association.
Danilo has also been a recipient of various awards and citations such as MCO Model Employee for the Year 1993 by Benguet Corporation, certified Internal Quality Assurance Auditor by Neville Clark in 1995 and cited as a Competent Toastmaster by Toastmasters International ??“ USA in 1996 to name a few.
ACUAVERA, REYNOLD D.
Reynoldd was born in Iba, Zambales on October 28, 1966. He is the son of Victorino A. Acuavera and Primitiva Dimasuay.
He took his elementary education from the Iba Central School where he graduated in 1980, and obtained his high school diploma in 1984 from the then Ramon Magsaysay Memorial School of Arts and Trades (now RMTU).
After high school, he pursued a degree in Architecture and graduated at the National University in April of 1990.
He went back to RMTU and enrolled himself in culinary arts, a vocational course.
Since June 15, 2008, Reynold is employed as Cook 1 for the Provincial Health Office in Palanginan, Iba, Zambales.
He is at present living in his hometown of Iba, Zambales, together with his wife Lorna L. Acuavera, one of the faculty members of RMTU, and their son Reynold.
MARCIANO L. SALVADOR, JR.
By CARLO C. AYRAN
Marciano is a high school graduate of the then Ramon Magsaysay Memorial School of Arts and Trades (RMMSAT) in 1977.
After high school, he stayed for two years at his alma mater enrolled as a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology Major in Drafting student.
He then moved on to Manila and enrolled at the University of Sto. Tomas in pursuit of a degree in Fine Arts. He graduated in 1983.
Marciano is the current owner of the much acclaimed Mars Restaurant in Sagapan, Iba, Zambales. Aside from this, he is also the general manager of Pointline Construction.
With his name, being popularly known and well respected, Marciano became a member of many organizations in and out of Zambales province.
Among the positions he held are President, Rotary Club of Iba and Iba Hotel Resort and Restaurant Association, Inc., Board Director of Iba Water District, Chairman of Multi-sectoral Electrification Advisory Council, Vice President for RMTU Main Campus Alumni Association, Zambales Motorbike Pinatubo Riders, and Wild Cobra Riders of Balanga Bataan.
He is also an adviser for the Cabangan Two Wheel Riders and Riders Alliance of Zambales.
He is at present living in his hometown of Iba, Zambales, together with his wife, Yvonne D. Salavador, an elementary grades teacher of Iba Central School, and their three kids, Christopher, Christine and Chriza.
SUSA, VIRGILIO M.
Gil, as he is fondly called by his close friends is a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology graduate in 1982 of the then Ramon Magsaysay Memorial School of Arts and Trades (RMMSAT).
He was born on July 15, 1949 at Amungan, Iba, Zambales to parents Patricio F. Susa and Crisanta M. Susa.
He is also an alumnus of Amungan Elementary School and Olongapo City National High School.
Gil migrated to the United States of America and worked in the food processing business.
At present, he holds permanent residency in Nevada, USA and is employed at the Pepper Mill Casino in Las Vegas.
DE VERA, AMIEL C.
By CARLO C. AYRAN
Amiel walked into the halls of the then Ramon Magsaysay Memorial School of Arts and Trades (RMMSAT), now RMTU, in 1984 as a high school freshman. He stayed for four years until his graduation in 1988.
Prior to attending school in RMMSAT, Amiel obtained his elementary education from Dr. Arturo Garcia Elementary School in Libaba, Iba, Zambales during the years 1978 to 1984.
In 1988, he enrolled at the Pangasinan State University ??“ Infanta Campus to pursue the degree of Bachelor of Arts in General Education. He only stayed there until 1990, to which time, he transferred to Virgen De Los Remedios College in Olongapo City to purse a degree in Political Science.
In 1994, he took up Bachelor of Laws at Saint Louis University in Baguio City. He continued his studies there until 1998.
During his college years, He was vice grand chancellor (June 1997 ??“ March 1998) of the Dicipuli Legis Universatatis Aloysus (DLUSA), SLU-College of Law in Baguio City. He was also the vice grand omicron (June 1997 ??“ March 1998) of the Kappa Omicron Fraternity and Sorority Inc. of SLU.
After college, his first stint at the workplace started in October of 1999 when he got employed as Clerk II at the Management and Audit Division of the Court of Appeals in Ermita Manila. He stayed on this post until January of 2001. Come February of the same year, he got promoted as Clerk III and went on to perform the functions of this new position until April of 2003. From May of 2003 to August of the same year, Amiel performed the duties inherent to his new position as Management and Audit Analyst 1.
While working at the Court of Appeals, Amiel was also able to find time teaching at the System Technology Institute (STI) Ortigas-Cainta Campus as a part time assistant professor.
In September 2004, Amiel left Manila to work as an Assistant Division Clerk of Court at the Office of DCC May Faith Trumata-Rebotiaco of the Court of Appeals in Cebu City. He stayed there until June of 2009.
While in Cebu, Amiel became a member of numerous organizations. He became a member of the Election Committee, Judiciary Savings and Loan Association, Court of Appeals in Ermita, Manila.
He was also a member of the Committee on Decorum and Investigation, Court of Appeals in Cebu City (February 2008 ??“ June 2009). He was elected chairman (January 2007 ??“ April 2009) and vice chairman (January 2005 ??“ April 2007) of the Court of Appeals Cebu Employees??™ Multi-Purpose Cooperative.
For the period of May 2008 up to June 2009, Amiel was elected president of the Court of Appeals Visayas Employees??™ Association.
After staying for almost five years in Cebu, Amiel went back to Manila in July, this time working as Executive Assistant IV at the Office of Justice Jose L. Sabio, Jr. of the Court of Appeals in Ermita Manila. He stayed on to this position until December of 2009.
Since January of 2010, Amiel is working once again as an Assistant Division Clerk of Court at the Court of Appeals in Ermita, Manila, this time at the Office of DCC Caroline Ocampo-Peralta.
Amiel is married to Fristzie Andrada De Vera of Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija. The couple is blessed with two children, Henry Frederick Amiel, 9, and Patricia Anne Viviene, aged 6.