Guam – Employees of the A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam (GIAA) who have family roots and ties to the Filipino province of Iloilo stepped up to assist with fundraising efforts to support the Iloilo International organization in hosting the 82-member Ilonggo delegation who traveled to Guam for the 68th Liberation Day Parade.
The Ilonggo group participated in the parade and performed their renowned drumming and dance numbers that are featured during Iloilo’s annual religious and cultural festivals known as Dinagyang. The group also presented public performances at the University of Guam Fieldhouse and the Micronesian Mall.
In support their fellow Ilonggo, the Airport employees held a carwash on Sunday, July 15, 2012 and raised $1,507.00, which was donated to Iloilo International on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at a check presentation in the airport conference room.
“I’m always proud of airport employees when they step up and lend a helping hand to any worthy cause in the community. We all win when government employees are resourceful and go above and beyond their regular government work to support the good work of civic and non-profit organizations that benefit our island,” stated Executive Manager Chuck Ada.
[L – R: Lucy Antenor-Cruz, GIAA Word Processing Secretary; Joseph Javellana, GIAA Program Coordinator IV; Jesusa Ombrero, 1st Vice-President–Iloilo International; Alfredo Juaneza, GIAA Refrigeration Mechanic Supervisor; Cynthia de Castro, Secretary–Iloilo International; Tony Laniog, GIAA Engineer; Peter Roy Martinez, GIAA Deputy Executive Manager; Maritess Sotto, GIAA Personnel Specialist I; Charles “Chuck” H. Ada II, GIAA Executive Manager; Art Salomes, Founder– Iloilo International; Eduardo Cabales, President– Iloilo International; Edgar Tomas Auxilian, Philippine Consul General; Maria Paz Cortez, Philippine Vice Consul; Jo Salomes, Member– Iloilo International; and Mila Cabales, Member– Iloilo International]