Bulacan Circle & Associates of Hawaii
Established in 1980, Bulacan Circle & Associates of Hawaii celebrated its 18th installation of officers and 32nd anniversary celebration on November 24, 2012, at the Pagoda Hotel. At that event, the group recognized the founders of the organization — the late Diosdado Baluyot of Paombong; the late Gregorio Salamat of Hagonoy, and Angel Sapitan Dytioco of Hagonoy, also the organization’s first president.
The group organizes social activities to strengthen ties among its members such as picnics, fundraisers and other activities. The group also undertakes community service projects, gives assistance to disaster victims abroad, and works with other Filipino and civic organizations on projects.
The most recent project of the Bulacan Circle at FilCom was providing the cast and support crew for the Panunuluyan staged at FilCom during the Pasko sa FIlCom last December. The next challenge for the group is to conceptualize and implement the next FilCom Sunday on February 24 titled “The Best of the Tagalog Region.”
The organization uses its social media such as Facebook page to share news, highlights, and information on upcoming meetings, fundraisers, special events and share recognition and acknowledgement of BCAH members and families.
The group invites and welcomes all to become a family member of the BCAH. One does not have to be a Bulakenyo (someone with family roots in Bulacan) to join. The only requirement is a fun-spirited and helpful attitude! Its annual membership fees are $20/family or $10/individual and free for those who are at least 70-years old.
The 2012 to 2014 slate of officers are:
President: Albert Roque of Hagonoy, Bulacan
Vice President: Marcie Wong
Recording Secretary: Jennifer Batara
Corresponding Secretary: Ester Ana
Treasurer: Beth Simon
Auditor: Linda Abuel
Sgt-at-Arms: Sal Ana & Ricky Simon
Board Members: Conrad Abuel & Lin Wong
Immediate Past President & Public Relations Officer: Angie Santiago