29 years
Community Service
News Magazine
Operated by couple Eddie Flores and Orquidia Valenzuela
News and Views of the
Filipino Community Worldwide
About Us

Munting Nayon (MN) is an online magazine that is home to interesting stories and exciting news about our Filipino compatriots scattered around the world.

MN is operated by couple Eddie Flores and Orquidia Valenzuela.

Email: floresmn@kabelfoon.nl, floresmn@gmail.com

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    Cesar Taguba
    December 25, 2015
    More power to MN and the people that makes it going serving the diaspora!
    Francis (Boy) de los Santos
    Sun 13th December 2015
    Thanks for being part of the OFW community.

    All your help, effort for us to be heard and seen worldwide is much appreciated.

    Kudos to all Munting Nayon, editors, staff and those who made this WW pinoy magazine distributed to all pinoys around the world.

    Sylvia Nera
    Thu 18th June 2015
    Thanks to Munting Nayon.... reading them was so inspiring, knowing that we Filipinos are active and proud of our country wherever we are..!!

    Regards and take care
    Sylvia Nera
    Adrian Prophet
    Mon 15th June 2015
    Werribee, Australia
    I am impressed with Munting Nayon, and the articles it publishes. Manny Asuncion's prolific writing comes from the heart. He brings a feel for events to the reader, and is an encouragement to the Filipino community nationally, and I think, internationally.

    I know Manny personally, and know that he is indeed proud of his Filipino heritage, history and culture. Congratulations Eddie Flores and Orquidia Valenzuela for your publication
    Sr. Mary Charity
    Mon 5th January 2015
    Togo, Africa
    Dear Eddie Flores,

    Thank you very much for having been very thoughtful towards us.

    It has been a great pleasure for us to get some news about our country and our kababayans especially abroad as we are in the mission land of Togo, Africa.

    God reward you and may you and your loved ones have a peaceful and fruitful New Year 2015, good health and succes in all your endeavors!

    We remember you and all your intentions in our prayers before the Blessed Sacrament.

    In the love of the Holy Spirit,
    Sr. Mary Charity
    January 4, 2015
    Ronaldo A. Almero
    Tue 23rd December 2014
    Thanks for Munting Nayon News Magazine.

    It is nice to hear about Filipino activities in the different parts of the world. More power to your magazine.

    Maligayang Pasko sa iyo at sa iyong pamilya.

    Ronaldo A. Almero
    Mapa High School'57 Alumni Association of he US & Canada
    December 22, 2014
    Emily D. Rudd
    Sun 5th October 2014
    Magandang umaga Kuya Eddie at Ms Orquid.

    It has given us much pleasure that you published our
    recent FAME Oath-taking news.

    It has only been lately that I became aware of "Munting
    Nayon's" existence as a force to be reckoned with online.
    I like to read news from around the globe, and now I am
    going to be hooked. Never too late.

    I shall spread the word in our group and re-assure you of our

    Mabuhay ang Munting Nayon!

    Galing sa isang Munting Boses ...

    Kind regards,

    Martin Celemin
    Sat 24th May 2014
    Las Vegas, NV
    Thanks a lot Munting Nayon Magazine for updating us with news from all over the world. We always look forward to the updates.
    We really appreciate it and we commend you for your Public (Filipino expatriates) service. Maraming salamat po.
    Martin Celemin
    Sat 15th March 2014
    Las Vegas, NV
    Appreciate articles in Munting Nayon News Magazine.

    They give us what's going on with Pinoys/Pinays, and you make the world even smaller with the internet.
    Michael A. Apattad
    Fri 29th November 2013
    Super Typhoon Yolanda

    A LETTER OF THANKS ..On (Eddie Flores) Munting Nayon Magazine (www.muntingnayon.com ) coverage / Posting (Relief Operations / Fundraisings ) for the Victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda

    By Michael A. Apattad
    Senior Emigrant Services Officer (CFO)
    November 28, 2013

    To our dear friends and partners:
    (Mr. Eddie Flores, Ms. Nitnit and Ms. Charito, et. al)

    We, at the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) and Secretary Imelda Nicolas, are very happy to hear the efforts of the Filipino diaspora for the benefit of the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.

    We are pleased to inform you that the CFO is still actively implementing the Lingkod sa Kapwa Pilipino Program (LINKAPIL) as a means for overseas Filipinos to provide assistance to the Philippines. This program has been in place since 1990 when Mt. Pinatubo first erupted and devastated many parts of the country.

    It may interest you to know that we implement projects sponsored by overseas Filipinos directly to beneficiaries in the grassroots. After gathering modest funds from overseas Filipino communities and individuals, we were able to deploy several teams this month to personally distribute relief items to victims of typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan). A week after the typhoon struck, CFO was able to send a team to Palo and Pastrana, Leyte who had to go through Sorsogon and cross the sea from Bicol to Samar. At the moment, we have two teams distributing aid to families in Ormoc City and Bantayan Island, both badly hit by the disaster. More are planned depending on the assistance that would still come in, however, we are also now looking helping in the rehabilitation efforts of the affected areas.

    As the relief efforts of the national government along with selfless local and international non-government organizations have only a short-term response to the immediate needs of our devastated kababayan in the Visayas region, the Philippine national government through President President Benigno S. Aquino III has formed a task group composed of his Cabinet members to ensure a fast-tracked transition to full-scale rehabilitation and rebuilding of areas hit by super-typhoon Yolanda.
    According to Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr., the task group will be under the supervision of Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras, with Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla designated as task group coordinator and Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan as planning coordinator. The task group’s priorities composed of shelter and reconstruction; power restoration; livelihood and employment, resettlement and psycho-social care; environmental protection; and resource generation and allocation.
    The CFO is with this full scale-rehabilitation plans as we are still accepting in-kind or cash donations in view of the need of many Filipino communities. For material donations, these can be sent to Citigold Center, 1345 Quirino Ave. corner South Superhighway, Paco, Manila 1007. Cash donations may be sent via bank deposit or Visa payment through our website www.cfo-linkapil.org.ph. The same website also contains the bank account details where to send the donation.

    We are also coordinating with the Office of the President and the Department of Budget and Management to include LINKAPIL donations from overseas Filipino communities, no matter how big or small, in the government portal they have put up in a bid for transparency in the use of donations: http://www.gov.ph/faith/. As you may have known, FAiTH is an online portal of information on calamity aid and assistance—both in cash and in kind—received by the Philippines from other countries, multilateral organizations, and also those sent through Philippine embassies abroad. This shows comprehensive information on humanitarian aid donated to the Philippine government. If the donations are coursed through government agencies—specifically the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Office of Civil Defense of the Department of National Defense (DND)—the portal will likewise show users how the funds were spent.

    Muli, ang aming taos pusong pasasalamat po sa inyong lahat sa walang tigil ninyong pagtulong sa ating mga kababayan. Nawa’y inyong ipaabot din ang aming pasasalamat sa mga banyaga nating mga kaibigan na nakiisa at nagpakita ng hindi matatawarang pagtulong sa mga Pilipino sa mga panahong tayo ay sinubukan ng kalikasan.


    Michael A. Apattad
    Senior Emigrant Services Officer
    Migrant Integration and Education Division
    Commission on Filipinos Overseas

    Manila - November 28, 2013
    Sherley Hart
    Fri 15th November 2013
    On Super Typhoon Yolanda

    To Munting Nayon News Magazine,

    Just to let you know on behalf of Filipino/ Australian Association of Ballarat Inc. of Victoria Australia that we launched our fundraising campaign for the victims of Bohol earthquakes two weeks before typhoon Yolanda and sent boxes of goods through LBC company and some cash donation for the affected areas.

    And we are at this time continuing our fundraising relief appeal for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda. We are overwhelm by the tremendous support of Ballarat Community here in the regional country Victoria by pouring their hearts and compassion to the Filipino Community and giving anything that they would like to share for the victims of these calamity.

    We are very touched by their kindness and generosity. Indeed we are very lucky to be in these hospitable Nation.

    Thanking you for your updates news of events around the world.

    Sherley Hart
    November 14, 2013
    Les Crisostomo
    Sept 7, 2013
    You are doing a great service to all Filipinos abroad by updating us of what is happening and having us connected to each other no matter how far we are from each other.Many thanks!!!

    Les Crisostomo, KGOR
    Executive Officer, Order of the Knights of Rizal
    Western Canada
    Sept 7, 2013
    Bani & Ching
    Sat 21st April 2012
    Congratulations Mang Eddie & Orquid.
    All over the world na ang Munting Nayon.

    Warm regards,
    Bani & Ching
    Fe J.
    Mon 10th October 2011
    The Netherlands
    Hallo kuya Eddie,

    Talaga bang wala ng printed copies sini circulate ang MN?

    If so, what a very commendable job that you are still are busy continuing your work in a digital form.!!

    What a service! Honestly, hanga ako diyan. Ma-a-update pa rin ang Pinoy community regularly wherever they are.

    I myself am circulating it to my network.

    Ang bait, selfless at sipag naman ninyo kuya Ed at ate Orchid!

    May your tribe increase! Mabuhay at uunlad pa sana kayo.

    Till next issue..... and wish you lots of S U C C E S S!

    Warm regards,
    Fe J.
    Julie l.
    Tue 23rd August 2011
    Thanks a lot for this very informative newsletter.
    Mon 22nd August 2011
    I do enjoy reading your news.
    Living here in London, it is good to know the different activities of our "Kababayan" in worlwide.
    More power to you!

    Joseph Ortega
    Thu 18th August 2011
    Virginia Beach, Virginia
    FloraThu 11th February 2010Melbourne, Australia

    Hello Munting Nayon

    Thanks for sending me this Newslettter and i am happy to read some news from our country Philippines.


    Joe Ortega
    Tom Tañada´s 3rd Concert in Anchorage, Alaska
    Thu 21st July 2011
    ANchorage, Alaska
    Aurora S. Hovland - Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A.
    Tom Tañada's Concert last June 24, 2011 gave Alaskans an evening to remember! His diverse genres was enjoyed by his audience. This was his 3rd concert in Anchorage and a request from other cities of this state would bring him back for the 4th time. Alaskans especially of Filipino heritage enjoyed the regional folk music the best, although his classical and contemporary ones were such a pleasure to listen. Salamat Tom! Hasta la vista!
    Peter S.
    Fri 1st July 2011
    I'm impressed of the excellent job you have been doing with Munting Nayon News Magazine
    after so many years.

    Good layout and comprehensive content.
    Linda M.
    Tue 7th June 2011
    I find it very inspiring to read your magazine in the internet.
    It is the first time I have gone through many of the articles.
    Congratulations to both of you for a work well done!

    From a Filipina residing in Belgium!
    El Fabros
    Wed 20th April 2011
    Saudi Arabia
    Thanks for emailing me MN News Mag. I enjoy reading it.
    Best regards to you all, and keep up the good work.
    Minda (luzviminda Capili)
    Sat 9th April 2011
    Thank you so much for for updating us with news of Filipinos around the world; their happiness,glories and woes.

    Your magazine is quite diverse and super informative.
    Best wishes for continued success.
    Ka Jojo Taduran
    Sun 27th March 2011
    Ang Munting Nayon Magazine ay lalong binabasa ng ating mga kababayan sa boung daigdig kaya ipagpatuloy ninyo ng lalo pang magkaroon ng pagniniig ang mga Pilipino sa inyong munting magazine.
    Malaki ang naibibigay na impormasyon sa ating mga kababayan sa buong mundo.

    Salamat po.

    Lito Lico
    Sat 19th March 2011
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    From Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, we are likewise happy to see this type of magazine where everyone all over the world keeps abreast of happening and development especially in your place. I wish this informative magazine will continue to give more information as a vehicle of communication among other Filipinos working in abroad….

    Mabuhay po kayong lahat..

    Lito Lico
    King Faisal Specialist Hospital & RC
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Mrs. Yoly Serre
    Wed 16th March 2011
    BRAMPTON, Ontario, Canada
    Thanks a lot for your great job and sharing the over the world news to us.
    Once again, thank you very much and GOD BLESS US ALL ALWAYS!
    Charlie A. de la Torre
    Wed 9th March 2011
    I consider this media to be a road map to what is happening to our kababayan around the world.
    This link is very invluable to me and thank you so much for doing what you are doing,
    It is a great and a respectable responsibility.
    Keep up the good work and maintain the fire of the spirit.
    Lito L.
    Wed 9th March 2011
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Thank you for sending us this very informative Magazine.
    We are extremely happy to see and know some activities held from different countries by the filipino community.
    pacita sumigcay ramos
    Thu 10th February 2011
    vancouver b.c
    Linda Esguerra
    Tue 8th February 2011
    Queensland-Austral ia
    Dear Editor,

    I must congratulate you for this remarkable publication of interesting news about Filipinos around the world, and the Philippines in general.

    As a Gawad Kalinga advocate and volunteer from Australia, it was interesting to read about the GK Don Manuel Village and the testimonials of the recipients of this noble project.

    Have a g'day!

    Linda Esguerra
    Femkefem Alikabokkalang
    Wed 22nd December 2010
    Munting Nayon is a must-read magazine. It contains relevant information, tackles different issues as well as stories of migrants. It also features works of talented and ordinary Pinoys. In general, it's our magazine. Mabuhay ang MN!
    Fe J.
    Wed 22nd December 2010
    Thank you very very much and may your Christmas holidays be special and joyful and your New Year be a happy and inspiring one.
    Wishing MN more and more success not only in 2011 but also in the succeeding
    Your magazine has been very vital in disseminating information and linking Filipinos across the globe.
    May its readership continue to expand and expand. More power!!!!!

    Lots of best wishes,

    Fe J.
    David C. Orolfo
    Wed 22nd December 2010
    Here's wishing you and yours Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year. Thank you for an outstanding News Magazine.
    November 11, 2010
    Thank you for the Munting Nayon News Magazine.
    I get information on what is happening in our Munting Nayon abroad.

    I will be going to Frankfurt via Amsterdam this November 14 but it is a pity I will not
    have time to go out and spend time in Amsterdam and meet up with you and Renato Perdon.

    Regards to you all.
    Mon 15th November 2010
    thanks for this news magazine.
    Very informative and entertaining
    David C. Orolfo
    Sat 6th November 2010
    Austin, Texas, USA
    I am not sure if this is intentional or accidental or one of my sisters in The Netherlands sent it to me. Thanks for sharing this magazine. It is outstanding
    In craftsmanship, the articles are well written and more than informative, it makes a Pinoy’s heart swell with pride and joy. My heartfelt admiration for
    a commendable editorialship.
    Rene Salvador-Apuad
    Fri 8th October 2010
    Hello Munting Nayon:

    Mabuhay po kayong lahat sa Munting Nayon at wag po sana kayong sawaan sa pagbibigay impormasyon sa aming mga may kapatid, kapuso at kapamilya sa abroad.
    vicente p. baldevia
    Thu 17th June 2010
    Davao City, Philippines
    Right now, Im winding up my vacation in New York and will soon be homeward bound. Im glad that when I was browsing for Peter Paul de la Cruz, a long lost friend and co-employee back then in Davao, I saw him in your papers. I kind of know that he's in Canada but don't know exactly where I could contact him. I'm sure he will be delighted to know that Im just around and willfully near (10 Broadlyn Court,Bardonia, New York 10954).I understand your newsmag is based in the Netherland and you picked up a news about him. We shared the same passion : writing. I have just been off from my corporate job in the Philippines and finding out how it takes to be retired. I will appreciate it very much if you can help me get in touch with him. Right now,you have just played an important medium to me. Maraming salamat po !
    Charlie de la Torre, Sr.
    Sun 16th May 2010
    Wildwood - Florida-USA
    Mr. Flores,

    I got an email from a friend here in Florida, US containing one of your edition and I was so fascinated on the overall dynamics of your communication vehicle which simply interconnect all pinoys from all over the world. This is brilliant and awesome. May this conduit through the cyberspace be OUR LINK to our kapwa pilipino who left our native country with one communality...being one and united as pilipinos regardless where we and our families are now.

    Mr. Flores, please include me in your list of recipients of the upcoming issues. In central Florida there are hundred of pinoys who have retired here and perhaps we can contribute "stories" of our lives that will inspire viewers abroad as well as in the Philippines.

    I live with my Carina, 2 grown up children and 2 grandkids at Wildwood, Florida.

    We relocated from Pennsylvania 2 years ago and love the life style and weather here in FL as it is just like in the Philippines.

    Glad we found your link.

    Salamat sa iyo kabayan

    Charlie de la Torre, Sr.
    Wed 5th May 2010



    Teresita R. Cruz
    Tue 4th May 2010
    Los Angeles, CA 90071
    hi, this is tessie cruz from rancho cucamonga, california.
    just to let you know that i enjoy reading your munting nayon.
    More power to you guys!

    Hermie Pagaduan
    Mon 12th April 2010
    Honolulu, HI
    I have so enjoyed reading your topics.
    It gives me a wide perspective knowing various ideas, toughts and cultural events of Filipinos aborad.
    Please continue sharing your mission.

    Hermie Pagaduan
    Tony and Josie
    April 5, 2010
    Very informative ang magazine mo. Josie and I enjoyed reading the articles. I am so proud na kababata at classmate kita. You are doing a great service to our kababayans there. Way to go, Pare!!!!

    Tony and Josie
    Forte Gerardo
    Tue 6th April 2010
    Dear Mr. Flores,
    I have often visited Munting Nayon. I do so when I feel nostalgic about life as a Filipino and as one now living abroad. In viewing this current edition I felt compelled to write to you to seek your help in a campaign we are conducting in Canada to vote a Filipino-Canadian among the Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2010. You and MNNM are greatly influential in advancing valid causes of Filipinos abroad. You make us feel "at home" in the world Rizal described as one without borders. If you'd be so kind to convey my appeal to your multitude of readers, I would be truly grateful. Here is my appeal:

    Please help vote for a Filipino as 1 of the Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2010

    Dear Friends and Kababayan,

    Ako po si Forte Gerardo, a senior, self-employed immigrant entrepreneur na Filipino at proud Canadian citizen living in Aurora, Ontario doing small business international trading for more than 30 years.
    I wish to share with you my delight and pride in being named as a finalist in the Canadian Immigrant magazine contest to select the Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2010. Click here http://www.canadianimmigrant.ca/top25 for details of this contest and how to vote on-line. It’s free to take part. It is a “people’s choice award”; anyone with an e-mail address and access to the Internet can vote wherever in Canada and in the world you may live.
    In the October 2009 issue, Canadian Immigrant told my story in http://www.canadianimmigrant.ca/immigrantstories/career/article/5327 - that one with strong determination and faith can create a fulfilling job of productive global trading in Canada even in difficult conditions.
    Please also visit http://www.filinter.net for reviews on the usefulness of my guidebook "Ka-intindi'han [Mutual Understanding] Canadians' Practical Guide Dealing with Today's Global Filipinos in Business, @ Work, @ Home & in the Communities.” Reply to this email and I will gladly send a digital excerpt for your reading.
    I would be truly grateful for your voting for your kababayan, for a Pinoy as 1 of the Top 25 Canadian Immigrants for this year. For the overseas working Filipino in Canada and the U.S.A and around the world is embodied in that category!
    Yours sincerely and Mabuhay,
    Forte Gerardo

    To vote, click here http://www.canadianimmigrant.ca/top25 Click on “G” & picture;
    fill out the info boxes and submit. Voting ends April 16, 2007
    Thank you. Merci. Salamat
    God bless you, your family and all your works, Mr. Flores. May your tribe increase!

    Ernie Mac
    Fri March 26, 2010
    Troy - Michigan
    Dear Mr. Flores,

    I was looking for some art work by Conrad Moroder and accidentally discovered your munting nayon news .
    I read it including the comments and thoroughly enjoyed it. You have managed to get the Filipinos connected all over the world. Here in michigan we also have a newsletter published quarterly but it is mostly local events.
    I was wondering if you might be able to send me a copy of one issue and I will send ours too.See what you think -and any suggestions willbe highly appreciated.

    More power to you.

    With best regards,
    Ernie Mac
    Troy - Michigan
    Laureana Cacho Sheppard
    Sun 14th March 2010
    Asford, Kent, UK
    Thank you for sending the Newsletter. I'm so pleased of reading what's happening around the world especially the Filipino Community. I am a published author and my first book "The Messages" miscellaneous prose and poetry was published in Dec. 2006. At the moment I am waiting the editing of my second book "The Messages of My Dreams" which is my Dream Diary[prophecies, warnings and reminders]to finish as it was delayed. I managed to write my third book while waiting the editing of my second book. The editing and proofreading of my third book "The Messages, Conversation With God Against Satan" my diary in seven days [miscellaneous prose and poetry]was finished last week and I forwarded the manuscript to the publisher last friday. They replied that I have to wait within 2 weeks for them to review then I will know whether they will publish or not. I trust everything to God, His Will be done.

    Is it possible to share/contribute my writing in your Newletter? I have contributed to some Filipino News/magazines here in UK.
    Pauline Flores
    Sat 13th March 2010
    Greetings from Pauline Flores of London, UK. You have open a very good project promoting Philippines in other countries. I've live in England for more than 35 years and I salute you kabayan in Netherland what you have achieved. Well done

    Thu 11th February 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    Hello Munting Nayon

    Thanks for sending me this Newslettter and i am happy to read some news from our country Philippines.


    Dolly Magbitang
    Wed 10th February 2010
    I find your articles truly informative, either articles from The Netherlands - which I have been missing since I left in 1974; articles around the globe, and in particular the articles from back home - never been back since I left in 1971 and I am sure that significant changes and improvements have occured since then.
    thanks so much and greetings to all
    Violeta dela Pena
    Thu 28th January 2010
    Thank you for sharing the news about our countrymen in that part of the world. IT is always wonderful to know that Filipinos are doing wonderfully well.
    Hope someday we will have an opportunity to meet.
    Regards and God bless everyone.
    Thu 21st January 2010
    On... Jose Rizal Aritlces in MN website

    Thanks a lot for featuring articles that touch on Rizal. You’re keeping Rizal’s memory alive is simply commendable.
    Remie Ambay-Alina
    Thu 24th December 2009
    Hi Kuya Eddie and Ate Orquid,

    My family and I would like to wish you and yours a Joyeux Noel and Masaganang Bagong Taon.

    I enjoy reading Munting Nayon News Magazine for years now and always looking forward to the new edition to come my way here in Winnipeg, Canada.

    Thank you for keeping us informed of what is happening in my first adopted country.

    Remie Ambay-Alina
    Berghaus -Geinwijk Group 1971 -74
    Lina Iñigo winebrenner
    Mon 21st December 2009
    I find MN website very interesting to read and would like to compliment the editors for a job well done.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    Adrian Prophet
    Sat 19th December 2009
    I enjoy reading the news from so many people around the globe.We are truly a global village.

    Adrian Prophet
    guiller valencia
    Fri 27th November 2009
    Georgia, USA
    Editor Eddie Flores,

    Thank you very much for the Munting Nayon News that you kept sending to me, it's very interesting and informative. More power and God bless you all.

    Elsa Pitpitunge Taylor
    Thu 29th October 2009
    Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
    Hi Eddie

    I wish to thank you for this News Magazine that I found
    by chance whilst looking for fellow Igorots.

    You have done and continue to do us all a favor by you maintaining this site for all these years.

    Great work. Thank you.

    Bojie Flores
    Sat 10th October 2009
    Newha, Ca
    Tito Eddie,
    Thanks for all your help.
    We really appreciate it.
    your nephew,
    Thelma Rivera
    Wed 30th September 2009
    Dear Eddie,

    Many thanks for the very-up-to-date and informative news!
    Mabuhay ka!

    Ted Malone
    Sat 26th September 2009 at 7:oo pm
    I am a DM apostle since 1992. See my website 1994- 2001 at www.sfamds.com for missions Jesvs called me too

    I am a pallative patient with Cancer of the Lung and COPE. Chronic Oppressive Coronary Emphesima.

    I need to speak with Mother General of the Sisters of Divine Mercy to stay as a visitor of St Faustina from Oct 10th to Oct 14th when I depart for Majegorie.

    Please have Mother General call me at 1-604-420-3865

    Sat 19th September 2009
    Good to see that MN is now reporting on North America!

    September 18, 2009
    tess silva -loring
    Thu 10th September 2009
    Makati Philippines
    To Munting Nayon and fellow kababayans,

    Am so proud of you cause in your busy life in the netherlands, you really find time to connect us, the filipino people around the globe and advocates of goodwill by circulating very good , positive , inspiring, encouraging , up to date and heart -warming news about the filipinos and the Philippines. this way, Our country image is uplifted and not only those disappointing and more often "nakakasirang" balita about our country are being being by other groups. what you're doing is a very noble act cause i beleive, kung tayo na Pilipino, di magmalaki sa sariling atin, sino pa ang mag-aangat sa atin at sa ating bayan. Isang lahi lang tayo at iisa ang ating bansa.

    More power and god bless all of .you
    Wed 8th July 2009
    Hi, thanks for the news letter. I always remember our Philippine Independence Day... why? I have a son name Frederic and he is 16 yrs. old, was born on that day. How lucky am i.

    My best regards again to all our kababayan diyan sa Netherlands

    Amelita Guevara
    Thu 2nd July 2009
    On Munting Nayon website

    Great work you are doing... networking all the Filipinos all over the world. Congratulations and more power to you.

    Amelita Guevara
    Philippines-July 2, 2009
    Lino Paras
    Thu 2nd July 2009
    On....Munting Nayon Website

    This is to inform you after having a survey in the following countries, UK, Germany, France and Belgium with more than 80 organizations, Munting Nayon is the NUMBER ONE (Filipino)EUROPE WEBSITE, Congratulations!

    - Reading Enjoyable
    - Non Controversial issue
    - Aggressive
    - Professional editing
    - Up to date News
    - Accurate and worldwide circulation

    Mabuhay !!

    Lino Paras
    Ramon D. Naguita
    Sat 20th June 2009
    Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
    Hello there Mr. Eddie Flores of Munting Nayon Publication online, Netherlands.
    I read a comments of Mr. John Van Laar of Ontario, Ca.who is married to Ms. Corazon of the Philippines.
    May this note reach his attention because I needed assistance to any Rotarian for the ongoing Water and Sanitation project for the entire Barangay/community in the Philippines.
    This project is funded by the Rotary Club International and USAID with the amount of Php. pesos 100,000,000.00.
    I would appreciate that the community I visited will be a beneficiary of the this project, for their source of drinking water is not safe since it is taken along riverbank and potentially endangering lives for possible bacterial/varial contamination, especially during rainy season with frequent flooding.
    I pray that beside's the Rotary International Water and Sanitation project we may share bountiful blessings we are having right now by sponsoring some of this children who graduated from high school to take, technical/vocational and skilled training for them to enter the workforce already equipped and tooled.
    Training in: culinary; namely, cooking, baking and pastry making; sommelier/waitering and housekeeping; butchers, welders and mechanics and electricians and etc short term but effective and useful for this poor children in the hinterlands.
    God bless, Mr. Eddie Flores and for Mr. John van Laar if by opportunity you may come accross on this message in behalf of the farming community in; New Ilo-ilo, Kidapukan, Pangantukan, Bukidnon, Mindanao, Southern Philippines.

    Ramon D. Naguita
    45-7155 Magistrate Terrace L5W 1Y8
    Mississauga, On.Ca.
    Email: rdnaguita@yahoo.com
    Ellen Umali
    Mon 1st June 2009
    Hi Eddie,

    I enjoy going over your Web site. Great job!
    Best regards,

    Ellen Umali
    Chris Solis
    Wed 22nd April 2009
    Paris, France
    hi, i am one of your thousands of visitors in your site and i want to know on how to be part of your news someday. because we have our upcoming big event on first week of May. here in Europe particular in Paris. can u suggest me something or guide me to make our event be a part of your news?

    you may visit our site:


    Thank you and more power.
    God Bless You.
    Dr. Perla Rizalina M. Tayko
    Sun 19th April 2009

    Pearl in Bangladesh (my last month in my assigment in an Asian Development Bank Education Project (PEDP II) (with other 11 Donors .. WB, EU, JICA, SIDA, CIDA, DFID, UNICEF, NORAD... and others) is supporting... (JUST A TIDBIT.) Pearl.

    Dr. Perla Rizalina M. Tayko
    Organization Development Consultant
    "Whole Brain Literacy"
    Ramon D. Naguita
    Sat 18th April 2009
    Salamat Munting Ngayon for sharing information from all over especially from the Country of Tulips.

    Good day and God bless sa lahat ng MN staff d'yan sa Holland.

    I am sharing to you something that I don't even know will touch the heart of those responsible for the neglect of providing this people their basic needs..

    Hard working, yes they are but; quote and quote; Dona Consuelo Zobel Alger message," I would like to renew Hope for those who have it; and to those who never had it."

    I was there and witness the circumstances that hinder them to do more for their endeavor.

    January 16 to 19, 2009 I was in the place for a purpose; medical and spiritual outreach, I am back here in Canada reason for exploring the avenue of assisting this community. The Place " Sitio, New Ilo-ilo, Kidapukan, Pangantukan, Bukidnon 200 + kilometers from either Cagayan de Oro or Davao City.

    Thank you reading.

    Ramon D. Naguita
    #45-7155 Magistrate Terrace L5W 1Y8
    Mississauga, On.Ca.
    email: rdnaguita@yahoo.com
    topi exala
    Sat 18th April 2009
    thanks for the updates! good to hear from you... i hope you're all doing fine there... regards to everyone...

    long live... mabuhay kayo mga kapatid, mga kababayan! don't forget to pray for our country here beset with so many issues and scandals, corruptions and immoralities by most of the government officials... if you can do something than praying, that is very fine... take cre always...

    God bless.

    topi exala
    Fri 17th April 2009
    New York
    Thanks for sending your News Magazine. We also have Filipino newspaper here in NY
    Your magazine is great and very informative. I don't know if we are related.
    My father mom's maiden name is also Flores. We are from Nueva Ecija.

    Belated Happy Easter !!


    Fri 17th April 2009
    Hello Mr. Flores,

    Thank you so very much for your generosity. I look forward to hearing from you.
    Your publication is such a treasure.

    Eliseo Resurreccion
    Fri 17th April 2009
    Mr. Ed Flores

    What a buffet of news. It covers all types of subjects. I like the K.I.N.A.L.A.S.A.N movement. I thought the name was appropriate, catchy with a little sense of humor.

    Eliseo Resurreccion
    Rene Calalang
    Fri 17th April 2009
    Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
    To Rufina Castillo Jose,

    If you give me your e-mail address, I can shed lights to your inquiry.

    Bonifacio Lomotan Sr. is my baptismal godfather and he is married to my auntie, Gregoria Calalang (my father's first cousin)

    Bonifacio Lomotan Jr., the person you mentioned in your comment is therefore my second cousin.

    Their family and our family stay close with each other.

    I can tell you more, but in a more private way.

    Thanks for inquiring.

    Rene calalang
    email: renecalalang@rogers.com
    Fri 17th April 2009
    Thank you for your magazine !
    Your newspaper is always very informative and we just love reading it.

    Rufina Castillo Jose
    Wed 15th April 2009
    dear editor(s)

    I forwarded your email to my friends and two of them, my uncle, Bonifacio Lomotan and my husband, Bienvenido Jose are curious to know more about you. We are from Caingin/ Barasoin, Malolos, Bulacan.

    Do their names ring to you? My father is Dr. Meliton Castillo. He's a dentist.
    I hope you respond to this quiry.

    Rufina Castillo Jose
    Los Angeles, California 90057
    Sat 4th April 2009
    South Carolina-USA
    Thank you for sending this beautiful and colorful information about how our contrymen like you all are doing there to keep our heritage alive.

    all the best,


    Bert Pablo
    Sat 4th April 2009
    Hi Eddie,

    Good morning. Thank you very much for sending me good and fresh information.

    regards & God Bless You & your family.

    Bert Pablo
    Tue 31st March 2009

    i was so glad when i joined the said organization party..we really enjoyed it together with my friends.I had just known that munting nayon is a worlwide extending help,and it gives and makes updated news.prior to that it really helps the OFW's to enjoy themselves in joining such party leaded by this organization.i am an aupair and i appreciatted to much this kind of organizations especially when it comes to freedom?rights?where it needs to take place..and need somebody to give some encouragement.i wish and pray for more success of the said organization..
    Sun 29th March 2009


    N. N.
    Sat 28th March 2009
    Munting Nayon serves as a great reminder of "Doon Po sa Amin" noong araw.
    God bless.


    Fri 27th March 2009
    dear editor,

    Greeting from Houston Texas.

    I'm really amazed that you have a vibrant Filipino community in northern Europe. When my wife and I took a Rhine river cruise three years ago, and we were going through these countries, I was wondering if I could meet Filipinos. All the while, you are all there. It was just a matter of good fortune to get me bumping upon any one of you. hehhhehhe

    I enjoyed immensely reading the articles, including from the archives.

    Thank you for sharing with me your life in the land of the Vikings.

    Veronica Ugates
    Thu 26th March 2009
    dear editor

    am very impressed with the stories you've got.

    is your magazine also printed or just in the website? mine is actually just my own effort and published under the ausdpices of the polo-owwa. it is mainly for the filipinos in tripoli who i hope will open up their eyes and minds to the ideal of being filipino. i dont know if am succeeding but am trying my best. incidentally am a nurse so i hardly know anything about writing either except keeping my grammar coherent.

    can i possibly use the stories you sent me?

    incidentally can you include an annnouncement that the chong hua hospital school of nursing graduates 1975 would like to celebrate their alumni homecoming jan 14-18 2010.
    thank you so much. id highly appreciate.

    veronica ugates

    Maria Socorro Cristina L. Fernando, PhD
    Fri 20th March 2009
    Antipolo City
    Dear Editor,

    Thank you for including me in your mailing list. I find your news magazine very informative and interesting, having been a migrant myself for some time in Europe.

    I am interested to do a research work about Filipino migrants in Europe and I would like to know the possibilities of working with you or your group. The research would have something to do with action research on development issues. I hope we could partner with you or with groups affiliated with you on this regard.

    Once again..Congratulations for accomplishing so much good for our kababayan and our Bayang Pilipinas!

    We hope that this will start a correspondence among us and the possibility of working together.

    Marissa L. Fernando

    Maria Socorro Cristina L. Fernando, PhD
    Applied Research Center
    Southeast Asia Interdisciplinary Development Institute (SAIDI)-Graduate School of Organization Development
    Antipolo City
    March 19, 2009
    John van Laar
    Tue 17th March 2009
    Dear editor,

    My wife Corazon showed me your newspaper and I enjoyed reading it. My compliments you are doing a great service.

    We are in Canada and members of the Rotary and I am a Past District Governor of a District in Canada and the U.S.A.

    For a number of years I work strictly for the poor in the Philippines and specially for children in the Cebu area.

    Please note my below listed website. Can you put me in touch with Carlos Arnaldo, I believe we have a common interest.

    And may be we can help each other.

    Thank you for your help.

    Jphn van Laar
    March 17, 2009
    Apple de Luna
    Thu 12th March 2009
    dear editor

    Thank you for including me in your list - this is the 2nd time I have received this e-newsletter.

    I read with interest all the articles and marvel at how Filipinos are always at the forefront of doing great things in their "new" homes yet continue efforts to help their countrymen back home.

    I am interested to offer the programs of our school and as a way of introduction, invite you to visit our website at www.saidi.edu.ph.
    Should our programs be of interest, I am willing to contribute short articles, snippets of interest to our kababayans in the interest of continuing education and community efforts that you may be interested to collaborate in.

    Will appreciate your feedback and hope to continue correspondence with you.

    Apple de Luna
    Manila-March 12, 2009
    Marie-Paul B. de Luna, PhD (Cand)
    Partners and Consulting Networks
    SAIDI Graduate School of Organization Development
    Tue 3rd March 2009
    Again, maraming salamat!!!!! and I like the way you did the photos incorporating the captions.
    I must say, I am impressed with your paper, your top banner on tourism changes at every renew page!

    I shall also circulate this to interested parties.

    Sun 15th February 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    G'day Eddie ...

    Thank you very much for including me as a subscriber to your online publication.

    I am enjoying it. It is an ideal way of keeping in touch with what others kababayans are doing in other parts of the globe.

    I personally know one of your regulars ... Manny Asuncion.

    Thanks again and I wish "Munting Nayon" many many more years to come.

    Melbourne, Australia
    February 15, 2009
    Jo Villanueva
    Sun 15th February 2009
    Aloha Mr and Mrs Flores,

    We have been exchanging emails for quite sometime now and it is nice to see your photo together. What you both are doing is wonderful. I went through all the photos and seeing them made me homesick of the Philippimes .

    I am here in Hawaii simce October and visited my three daughters and their family. I am not sure if there is any Filipino organization here but there are several of us who gather together often. I am going home next week to the Philippines and I will tell my daughters and their friends to have an activity together and form an organization.

    My daughter Eliza May Villanueva Shumwaywas voted Young Mother of the year of 2005 and Represented the State of Hawaii,and a close friend Bennette Misalucha Evangelita was voted Mother of the Year a couple of years back represented Hawaii to the America Mothers Inc. Selection was based on their achievements as a homemaker, personal integrity,and community service.

    I will ask my daughter to send some photos of such. Here in Laie, Hawaii Latter-Day Saints Filipinos come to Brigham Young University to get their Bachelor's degree as Scholars. Most of them go home to the Philippines and some get married while in school. Two of my daughters here are members of the Concert Choir of BYU-Hawaii.This Choir toured Korea and Japan ,and the Phils.But the Japan and Korea Tour was famous because they were allowed by the Japanese Religious group to sing in their temple,

    Thank you for the work that you do --making us connected.

    May the Lord bless you with good health,and Happy Valentine to you both.

    Mahalo Jo Villanueva
    Hawaii - February 15, 2009
    Fri 30th January 2009
    Hello Mr. Flores,

    Thank you so very much for sharing with me your web site. It made my day.

    I left the Phil. when I was 22 yrs. old. From the Phil., I went to Europe, thinking I was only going to stay for a few months on vacation. I overstayed and from there, moved to New York City, then to Washington, DC and finally am now a "native" of Southern, CA. I went back home after 25+ yrs of being away.

    Your website filled a big void inside me. I am so very grateful.

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