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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Upcoming Popularity Contest

We will soon be having this popularity contest this coming February! All CBO chapters are challenged to field in your candidates. Those cordillera organizations who are not yet affiliated with us, please do so. You are most welcome. Let's be one!
This event will be your cherished memory in Korea if ever. Contact the CBO officers for more details.

Friday, December 14, 2007

A Priest with the BIG BIG HEART

For how many times had we dreaded the time of your departure but we have to accept reality. If you go, what will happen, who would help us, how would life be... a lot of questions asked also by others. However, life is so wonderful to endulge in searching for the answers. God is so great and He'll make a way in solving all problems.
Fr. Glenn Giovanni Jaron, MSP, has been here for the past 15 years. He is the chaplain of the biggest Filipino Community in Korea, the Hyehwadong Filipino Catholic Community for 10 years. As a priest, counselor and a friend, he has done so many things surpassing even the most popular Filipino diplomat in Korea. Many Filipinos will attest to this fact (Dare me if one disputes. .. cordilove).
Thank you Fr. Glenn Jaron for being part of our lives during bad times and good times. You will always be in our hearts. As you endeavor a new life journey elswhere in this whole wide world, may God take care of you always!

The pic was taken during the Church Volunteers Christmas Party con Farewell Party last Dec. 9 at the Capital Hotel. Laughters and tears overflowed!

New Challenge for a President

We congratulate Edgar T. Balista for a job well done during his stint as the founding-president of the Visayas and Mindanao Oraganization in Korea. You have indeed gone the extra miles in the performance of your duties and responsibilities.

Now the great challenge has come to new heights as you will be at the helm of the Hyehwadong Filipino Catholic Community. Go go go friend, "If God is with us who can be against us?"

Pray more that whatever you do, God's in control. Amen!

The CBO Joint Basketball Championship Games and Cultural Dance Competition 2008

Basketball Tournament MVP & MYTICAL FIVE's 2008

CBO Awards 2008

CBO Performs at the 110th Independence Day Celebration

True Blooded Cordillerans Almost Conquered the Kingdom

Our CBO candidate (Chris Longey) for the Search for King and Queen of Filipino Migrants in Korea which was held at the Hamilton Hotel, Itaewon, Seoul, October 14, 2007 almost made it to the top.

Visit (
http://www.visminorg.blogspot.com/) for more info about Chris and Charlie. They may not have had conquered the Kingdom of Seoul but had shown to the world that they have the talents, the looks and the charisma as Ambassadors of the Cordilleras in Korea!

Chris: 2nd Runner-Up and Darling of the Crowd

Charlie: 1st Runner-Up, Mr. Internet, Best in Talent and Casual Wear

Thanks to everybody who in their own special ways have inspired and supported the organization in bringing the best of our bests. Kudos!

Matagu-tagu taku am-in!!

Chris and Charlie w/ Kenjie

Chris and Charlie w/ Kenjie
The Pride of the Cordilleras (more pics this week, promise!)

The Darling of the Crowd

The Darling of the Crowd
CHRIS and Jenny with Ambassador Susan Castrense and Labor Attache Delmer Cruz

CBO Candidate for the Search for King and Queen of Filipino Migrants in Korea 2007

MVP, Mytical Five and Others

CBO Basketball Tournament 2007

CBO Attends Int'l. Migrants Day Celebration June 3, 2007

Igorots in Korea through Arirang Video

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Igorota Song

Help us promote this Song. Super ganda ang lyrics and the melody, nahohomesick tuloy ako! Atlast the song is finally uploaded sa youtube. Most people from Kias know this song way back 1990's because this song was introduced by DAnny Tawanna who was the composer. Jun was so lucky that Danny gave him all his compositions to record. Danny is likewise lucky to have Jun record his songs. For everybody's info Danny suffered from a stroke and is now living in Nueva Viscaya. Just don't know if Jun pushed his plan of having Danny in his audience when he launched this album. (rainne68)