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Editor/Coordinator: Eddie Zamora
Riverside, California
February 29, 2008
    Editor's Thoughts
    News From The Campus
    News From Other Alumni
    Things to Think About
    The Garden of Your Daily Living
    The Lighter Side
    Prayer Requests
    Editorial Staff
    Closing Thoughts 
I read part of the news articles that Nelson Madriaga sent before writing this.  My attention was caught by that piece on the Valentine party that the faculty had.  The part that I thought was interesting was when pictures of the faculty couples were shown in the "Then" and "Now" feature.  I imagine that the first was a picture of the couple taken maybe several years back, then a recent picture of them.  I could imagine the chuckles from group about comments given by fellow teachers regarding noticeable changes.  Probably the clothes showed  a different period of time, maybe the head of the man showed evidence of "HIV" (hair is vanishing) and the lady had some ridiculous hairdo (which was the IN thing at that time), maybe there was a change of weight, etc.  Changes.
Changes take place everyday.  In fact some things change so fast.  For example when one buys electronic items, it is suggested that buying an extended warranty is not practical because by the time the item may have a problem it may not be worth the money to get it repaired.  By then several generations of that item had come and.  I bought a laptop a year ago which I passed on to my son Kevin.  By the time I got another one, the properties of the other laptop were "obsolete."
We change as time goes by.  The way we were several years back is not what we are now.  This does not refer to appearance only (some former students of mine did not recognize me at the alumni reunion in Arlington, Texas), but there are several factors which we could consider.  Have we become more knowledgeable about modern things?  Can we work with gadgets for the home, instruments in hospitals and other work places, computers, digital things, etc.?  How are we now with regards to how we relate to friends and strangers?  How about how we relate to our spouse?  How well do we serve our fellow men?  Are we better stewards of our talents, money, and time?  And above all, how is our relationship with our Lord?
No one can answer those questions better than you.  I hope our answers are more on the positive, that we have grown better as the years pass and changes take place in our lives.
Eddie Zamora
Riverside, California
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The Alumni Association Western USA Chapter has a new mailing address.  The chapter executive committee voted to authorize the treasurer to rent a mailbox at the Loma Linda post office.  So if you wish to send something by mail to the Alumni Association chapter use this mailing address:
    MVC Alumni Association Western USA
    P.O. Box 1811
    Loma Linda, CA 92354
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A few weeks back the executive committee was presented with the need of an MVC alumna, Lowelyn Dumapig.  She was terminally ill and wanted to go home to the Philippines but did not have the funds.  So the committee voted to advance the needed amount as some type of a loan to help her with the trip home.  To repay that loan some officers were to make presentations at Filipino churches to inform alumni of the help given and to encourage them help repay the loan.  As of this writing the association still needs $500 to cover the advanced amount.  It would be greatly appreciated if alumni would be kind-hearted enough to give some amount to cover that loan.
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CEU --  Lunch will be provided for those who pre-registered early.
To make Hotel booking:  Phone no. is:  1-800-327-0363.   Pls. mention Mountain View School of Nursing 
                                                                                    or Philippine School of Nursing
We are in the process of updating the MVCSN alumni roster.  
    Pls. e-mail Pel Bautista at  the ff. information:
        Name,  Address,  E-mail (if applicable), Phone no., and Year Graduated.
Attention to the class presidents:   
    Pls. let us know if you like to reserve tables for your respective classes.
Pelvina Bautista    
(Sent by Nelson Madriaga)
Valencia City Mayor Leandro Catarata spoke during the Thanksgiving Service commemorating MVC’s 55th Foundation Day, February 26, at 5 p.m.  Dr. Daniel Dial, college president, introduced him.
Mayor Catarata expressed his admiration for the ideals MVC stands for and her accomplishments. He especially commended the School of Nursing because one of its graduates, Pierre Florendo, got the third place in the 2007 Licensure Exam for Nurses. “The Valencia City government,” he said, “is proud of MVC. It has also become a tourist destination in Bukidnon.” 

After the message, the life story of Dr. Agripino Segovia, former MVC president,  was shown through a  video presentation prepared by Prof. Erasmo Gauzon, MVCiana curator, and Mr. Oscar Vidal, Computer Lab Systems Administrator.
The musical numbers were provided by the Strings in Harmony, Faculty Alumni Voices, and Hilltop Chorale.  During the Barrio Fiesta/Thanksgiving Meal sponsored by the MVC administration in coordination with barangay captains and members, special numbers were presented by the MVC Faith Elementary School Band, the Bangkakawan Cultural Group, and the MVCA.  
At 4:30 a.m. on that day, a serenade and a Diana went around the campus. It was followed by a morning devotional at the Grandstand. The speaker was Pastor Felipe Caballero, retired president of Valencia Sanitarium & Hospital and an MVC faculty member in the 1960s.  After his talk, Professors Sarah Decelyn Gauzon, Gemini Asok, Glady Pagunsan, and James Sumagaysay led the “Shebashe Exercise” that left everyone breathless.
From 8 a.m. to 12. p.m., the Physical Education students under Prof. Evangeline Pomoy presented Rhythmic Activities 1 & 11. In between the presentations, the Reach-out Gymnaires performed acrobatic stunts.
At 2 p.m. Mr. Rene Biclar, MVCA teacher, coordinated the Laro ng Bayan. Some of the games played were: Chicken Catching, Egg Throwing, Sack Race, Chinese Garter, Tug of War, Pole Climbing, Water Polo, Walkathon, and Karang.
Chaired by Dr. Daniel Dial and Prof. Arceli Rosario, the Foundation Day program focused on three themes: Recounting the Leadings of the Lord, Reviving the Spirit of the Pioneers, and Reviewing the Legacy of Dr. Agripino C. Segovia.
A painting exhibit by the Painting 1 class of Dr. Juliet Fancubit and a Photo Gallery featuring Dr. AC Segovia was held at the MT Oliverio Foundation Conference Hall.
On the evening of February 17, the MVC Faculty Association members held a Valentines Special at the Hotel Valencia with the theme “Love in Retrospect.”
The emcees, Mr. Ebenezer Malilay Jr. and Prof. Sarah Decelyn Gauzon, welcomed the faculty who came in their ‘60’s and ‘70’s attire. After the prayer of Prof. Royvel Alburo, Prof. Arceli Rosario gave a remark on the importance of Valentine’s Day.
While eating dinner, pictures of faculty members and their spouses showing their “then and now” poses elicited much laughter. Shown on their faces were telltale signs of the passing of time.
Mr. Mathitias  Aviles serenaded the group with his rendition of “You’ll Be in My Heart.”
Highlighting the evening’s affair were the Balak,  Best in Costume, and Serenade contests. The prizes for the Balak went to: Pastor Ultimino Rivera Jr., first; Dr. Ian Abordo, second; Pastor Rogelio Nomus, third.
The Best in Costume prizes were given to: Dr. & Mrs. Abelardo Era whose attire were in matching color and print, first; Mr. & Mrs. Martin Pomoy, second; and Mr. & Mrs. Paul Gerapusco, third.
The first prize for the Serenade contest was won by the members of Barangay Jamandre who called themselves Jamandrigals. The Pine Wood Chorale from Pines Drive got the second prize.  Barangay Ranch Drive was third.
In his closing speech, Pastor Clyde Sumatra, Faculty Association president, thanked the association officers for organizing the party. He also welcomed Dr. Daniel Dial who arrived from Australia that afternoon              
                                                                      --Reported by Mr. Ebenezer Malilay Jr.
Clean War Orboc and  Richiel Gay Ologuin, second and first year accountancy students, respectively, won the first and second prizes of the general accounting category of the quiz bowl during the Bukidnon Federation of Junior Philippine Institute of Accountancy (BFJPIA) held at the Bukidnon State University, Malaybalay City, February 17.
Delegates from Bukidnon State University, Central Mindanao University, San  Isidro  College, and Mountain View College, attended the convention.  Mr. Moises Panganiban, Philippine  Institute  for  Certified  Public  Accountants president, and Region 10 and Caraga Region  JPIA  president, Ms. Rowena Veloso, gave the messages.
The School of Business congratulates Clean War and Richiel Gay for their accomplishment. The SB is equally proud of the MVC accountancy students who hold important offices in the BFJPIA. Lester Ryan Elcana, president; Betty Lou Empuesto, social manager; and Lizzie Aufranc Rosalita, Ambassador of Goodwill, were elected during their meeting in July last year. They hold the offices for one school year.
The MVC delegation was headed by Mrs. Angie Aguillon, chairperson, BS Accountancy.
Sixty members of the MVC International Student Association held a  Valentines/Friendship  Banquet at Chilli’z Restaurant, Valencia City, February 14, from 6:30 – 11 in the evening.
Leading the ISA are the following officers and the countries they represent: Blake Napwatt, president (Vanuatu), Westgaard Toribiong, vp religious  (Palau); Rita Gillete, vp social (Belize); Nikka Roca, secretary (USA); Ken Likert Rosendo, treasurer (USA); Ernesto Go, PIO (USA); Lucky Girl Baliton-Munson, artist (USA); P. Joshua Go, artist (USA).
The MVC international students come from Mongolia, the USA, Korea, Vanuatu, Peoples Republic of China, Indonesia, Palau, East Timor, Belize, the Marshall Islands, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Germany, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Romania, South Africa, Taiwan, and Malaysia.


All roads lead to Chiangmai , Thailand last January 18-25 as the General Conference Auditing Service (GCAS) holds their Second International Seminar. The meeting was held in the brand new Empress Hotel Convention Center (GCAS is the first to use the facilities of this new convention center).

More than 440 auditors and their spouses from all parts of the world attended the historic

meeting.   It was historic in the making as it was the first time that a Seventh-day Adventist meeting in Thailand was recognized by the government through the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB). Being recognized by the Thai gov’t has many advantages like discounts on all fights from Thai Airways going to Thailand and back from all Thai airways destinations, free domestic tickets from Bangkok to Chiangmai, gifts from TCEB and some other privileges but the most important benefit with this recognition is that some delegates from African countries who were not granted visa the last (first) International Seminar in 2003 was given this time.

The theme “Delivering Excellence!” is so timely as each auditor strives to deliver excellence to the Seventh-day Adventist Church . The topic in the seminar includes the new International Auditing Standards, Changes to Standardized Audit Methodology (SAM 2008), Fraud Issues and Leadership Essentials.

The seminar was attended by GCAS Board members, GC Vice Presidents, GC Treasurer, Division Treasurers   and of course GCAS auditors and their spouses.

The Seminar is also a kind of Reunion for MVC alumni CPA’s. The MVC Alumni CPA’s who attended the meeting are Ruel Baculanta, SSD GCAS Associate Director, GCAS District Directors Absalom Fronteras and Romulo Halasan, Staff Auditors; Sarah Jane Arengo   Deblois, Francis Tion, Emmanuelito Ligsay, Edison Saguban and Allan Deblois. Also present is Ben Morente, District Director from CPUC.

One of the highlight of the meeting is the introduction of the new GCAS Director, Paul Douglas who replaced Eric Korff who just retired from GCAS after many years of service to the auditing department of the Seventh-day Adventist Church .

Romy Halasan,

Bangkok , Thailand

I am learning……
       that a good sense of humor is money in the bank. In life. On the job. In a
     that a good attitude can control situations you can’t. That any bad
     experience can be a good one. It all depends on me.
     to slow down more often and enjoy the trip. To eat more ice cream
     and less bran.
     that you can do something in an instant that will give you a heartache
     for life.
     that bitterness and gossip accomplish nothing, but forgiveness and love
     accomplish everything.
     that it takes years to build trust and seconds to destroy it.
     to always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time
     to see them.
     that if I am standing on the edge of the cliff, the best way forward
     is to back up. That you don’t fail when you lose, you fail when you
     that too many people spend a lifetime stealing time from those who
     love them most, trying to please the ones who care about them least.
     that money is a lousy way of keeping score. That true success is not
     measured in cars, homes, or bank accounts, but in relationships.
     that having enough money isn’t nearly as much fun as I thought it
     would be when I did not have any. That money buys less than you
     that helping another is far more rewarding than helping myself. That
     those who laugh more, worry less.
     that you cannot make anyone love you. But you can work on being lovable.
     that degrees, credentials and awards mean far less that I thought they
     that I will never regret a moment spent reading the Bible or praying. Or
     a kind word. Or a day at the beach.
     that laughter and tears are nothing to be ashamed of. To celebrate the
     good things. And pray about the bad.
     and I am learning that the most important thing in the world is loving
     God. That everything good comes from that.
Submitted by Raylene Rodrigo- Baumgart from “The Big Book of Lists to live by”
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There was a one hour interview on CNBC with Warren Buffet, the second richest man who has donated $31 billion to charity.

Here are some very interesting aspects of his life:

1.  He bought his first share of stock at age 11 and he now regrets that he started too late!
2.  He bought a small farm at age 14 with savings from delivering newspapers.
3.  He still lives in the same, small 3-bedroom house in midtown Omaha that he bought after he got
     married 50 years ago.  He says that he has everything he needs in that house.  His house does not
     have a wall or a fence.
4.  He drives his own car everywhere and does not have a driver or security people around him.
5.  He never travels by private jet, although he owns the world's largest private jet company.
6.  His company, Berkshire Hathaway, owns 63 companies.  He writes only one letter each year to the
     CEOs of these companies, giving them goals for the year.  He never holds meetings or calls them on
     a regular basis. 
      He has given his CEO's only two rules.
         Rule number 1: Do not lose any of your shareholder's money. 
         Rule number 2:  Do not forget rule number 1.

7.  He does not socialize with the high society crowd.  His pastime after he gets home is to make
     himself some popcorn and watch television.
8.  Bill Gates, the world's richest man, met him for the first time only 5 years ago.  Bill Gates did not think
     he had anything in common with Warren Buffet.  So, he had scheduled his meeting only for half hour.
     But when Gates met him, the meeting lasted for ten hours and Bill Gates became a devotee of
     Warren Buffet.
9.  Warren Buffet does not carry a cell phone, nor has a computer on his desk.

His advice to young people: "Stay away from credit cards and invest in yourself and remember:..
A.  Money doesn't create man, but it is the man who created money.
B.  Live your life as simple as you are.
C.  Don't do what others say.  Just listen to them, but do what makes you feel good.
D.  Don't go for brand names.  Wear those things in which you feel comfortable.
E.  Don't waste your money on unnecessary things.  Spend on those who really are in need.
F.  After all, it's your life.  Why give others the chance to rule your life?"
From the Internet--Shared by Ruby Capalad
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This was passed to me.  Click on the link and you may also enjoy the message.
This was sent to me, and I feel that it shold be passed along. Please click on, or copy and paste the link below, and don't forget to turn up the volume and be blessed!
(This was sent to me by Irene Artigas)
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A comparison of the food expenditure per week by families in different regions of the world.
(Contributed by Beb Sunega)

Germany: The Melander family of Bargteheide
Family of 4: 375.39 Euros or $500.07
United States: The Revis family of North Carolina (Sure hope most American
families eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and less junk food than this family.)
Family of 4: $341.98
Italy: The Manzo family of Sicily
Family of 5: 214.36 Euros or $260.11
Mexico: The Casales family of Cuernavaca
Family of 5: 1,862.78 Mexican Pesos or $189.09
Poland: The Sobczynscy family of Konstancin-Jeziorna
Family of 5: 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27
Egypt: The Ahmed family of Cairo
Family of 12: 387.85 Egyptian Pounds or $68.53
Ecuador: The Ayme family of Tingo
Family of 9: $31.55
Bhutan: The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village
Family of 13: 224.93 ngultrum or $5.03
Chad: The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp
Family of 6: 685 CFA Francs or $1.23
Don't know about you, but right about now, I'm counting my blessings!
Dear Jessie,
A shorter article was published in the Southwestern Union Conference' magazine (Southwestern Union Record, January 2008 issue page 29). You can  log on to to read it. It is about the scholarship fund that I established at Adventist University of the Philippines last July 17, 2007.
It might be of interest to CyberFlashes readers that an MVC graduate (1979) was able to put up a fund to help even just one student (to) finish a degree.
I better introduce myself. My name is Levi De Ocampo, a BS Agriculture graduate of 1979.  I am married to the former Emerencianita Demafiles, 1977 BSN graduate. We are living in Spring, Texas, a suburb of Houston. I am could send the history of the Fund, a list of applicants and other information to interested readers.
Thank you very much.
Levi De Ocampo
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Dear Bill & family,
This is the worst news, indeed, for you to lose two members of the family at about the same time, and not long after an earlier death.  Some things in life we will never understand now, and we just have to bear the deep sorrow.  Even if it comes close to crushing us, we just have to trust that God is aware of it all, that He suffers with us, and that He, too, wishes it didn't have to be. 
We are very sorry and are saddened.  May you feel  the comfort of God through His promises and Jesus' soon return.
JunBien Nebres
(How To Plant Your Garden
First, you  Come to the garden alone,
                           while the dew is still on the roses....)
        1. Peace of mind 
        2. Peace of heart 
        3. Peace of soul
        1. Squash gossip 
        2. Squash indifference 
        3. Squash grumbling 
        4. Squash selfishness
        1. Lettuce be faithful 
        2. Lettuce be kind 
        3. Lettuce be patient 
        4. Lettuce really love one another
        1. Turnip for meetings 
        2. Turnip for service 
        3. Turnip to help one another
        1. Thyme for each other 
        2. Thyme for family 
        3. Thyme for friends
There is much fruit in your garden because you reap what you sow. 
Now, share the fruit of your garden with other people.
(Contributed by Beb Sunega) 
Someone saw a billboard that said,
         "Need help, call Jesus."
...Out of curiosity he called the number. 
'A guy showed up with a tow truck.'
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BEAUTY PARLOR: A place where women curl up and dye.
CANNIBAL: Someone who is fed up with people.

CHICKENS: The only animals you eat before they are born and after they are dead.
COMMITTEE: A body that keeps minutes and wastes hours.
DUST: Mud with the juice squeezed out.
EGOTIST: Someone who is usually me-deep in conversation.
INFLATION: Cutting money in half without damaging the paper.
MOSQUITO: An insect that makes you like flies better.
RAISIN: Grape with a sunburn.
SECRET: Something you tell to one person at a time.
SKELETON: A bunch of bones with the person scraped off.
TOOTHACHE: The pain that drives you to extraction.
TOMORROW: One of the greatest labor saving devices of today.
YAWN: An honest opinion openly expressed.
WRINKLES: Something other people have, similar to my character lines.
(Contributed by Cesar Decolongon)
Let us include in our prayers:

God's comforting presence to be with the Asher Barrientos, Natalia Santiago, and Tambalque families as they grieve the passing away of a loved one.  We pray for God's Comforter to surround them in their moments of sadness.
Wynona Ligsay, who was involved in a vehicular accident in Arizona,USA, and Cyrus Claveria who was also in an accident in Tupi, South Cotabato.  May God give them His healing touch.

MVC alumni and friends who are sick:  Pastor Japhet Legario, the church pastor of the MVC Alumni Church, who recently had bypass surgery, (let us give thanks for his recovery); Linda Sumalnap-Alcorin,  and Jevelyn "Jingbie" Frias, an MVC alumna working as a missionary physician in Kathmandu, Nepal.  Let us pray for their complete recovery.

The evangelistic project called Share Him and General Youth Conference with ASI (NAD) in Central Philippines and the evangelistic reaping campaign in May 2008.

Our missionaries and their families who serve in different parts of the globe, those in African countries where their lives may be in danger.  We pray for their health and safety, especially in places where the situations are perilous.

The leaders, faculty, and staff of MVC.  May the school continue to "Shine On Till Jesus Comes".

MVC alumni who are leaders at different levels of the Adventist denomination from the General Conference down to the local churches, as well as those who support MVC in various ways.

The work of the SULADS and the students enrolled in the SULADS high school.

Each other as we share God's everlasting love to those around us.


I'd like to express my gratitude to the following persons for sending contributions which make this issue possible:  Irene Artigas, Raylene Baumbart, Pel Bautista, Ruby Capalad, Cesar Decolongon, Levi De Ocampo, Romy Halasan, Nelson Madriaga, Ebenezer Malilay, Jr., Bien and Jun Nebres, Beb Sunega.

This issue is edited and coordinated by Eddie Zamora.  Next week's editor/coordinator will be Bien Nebres.  Please direct all entries and contributions to her at her e-mail address.  You may also contact the other editors/coordinators at their addresses below who compose:


Eddie Babao         ebabao2 at cox dot net
Jessie Colegado     jesscole at filipinoadventist dot org
Evelyn Tabingo     etabingo at comcast dot net
Bienvisa Nebres     bnebres at missioncollege dot edu
Eddie Zamora         ezamora594 at aol dot com

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Never take for granted every person close to your heart because you might wake up one day and realize that you have lost a diamond because you were too busy collecting stones.