Jasmin Thea Sanchez Maravilla will reign as Miss OMASC at the Association’s 30th Anniversary Ball to be held at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel on September 23, 2023. Jasmin was born in Manila, Philippines to Erwin and Nova Maravilla of San Teodoro, Oriental Mindoro where she was raised until the age of five before her family immigrated to the United States. Despite the challenges of adjusting to a new culture and having to learn a new language, she excelled academically. She graduated in 2023 with honors from Quartz Hill High School in Lancaster where she displayed leadership skills promoting Filipino culture, serving as the Tinikling dance team captain, Asian student union president, MedicaZone secretary, and more. Jasmin would volunteer off and on campus to support peers and families of those in need in her community. She participated in the International Baccalaureate program, juggling both AP and IB classes at the same time. She has been accepted in several universities including the University of California Berkeley and will be attending the University of California San Diego this fall. She is a hard-working and compassionate young woman, intent on giving back to her community and becoming a role model for young girls. She is eager and ready to take on the role of becoming Miss OMASC and to represent a vibrant Filipino community.
MISS OMASC 2023 NAMED AS THREE-YEAR HIATUS ENDS
Public service runs in Jasmin’s family. Her father Erwin, 53, was Vice Mayor of San Teodoro from 2004 to 2010 and served as President of the Provincial and Region IV Leagues. He was a nurse and clinical instructor by profession in the Philippines, and an entrepreneur in the United States. He currently owns, and serves as CEO of, several businesses, including the Golden Ages Palliative and Hospice Care, and the California Care Referral Services. His commitment to offer quality healthcare services to the community finds fulfillment in several homes he owns in the city of Palmdale and Lancaster, California where he provides compassionate care for the elderly and those in need. Above all, he is a good husband to his wife Nova and a good father to their four children, Jeush, Jireh, Jericho, and Jasmin.
The Association of Oriental Mindoro, dba OMASC, is a tax-exempt, non-profit, public charitable corporation organized and operated within the meaning of Internal Revenue Code, Section 501(c)(3). It was founded in 1993 primarily for, but not limited to, the benefit of the people of Oriental Mindoro. Projects are funded by donators from members and friends of members. Other major sources of funding are the annual Anniversary Ball in September and Christmas Caroling in December. Donations are tax-deductible. For details and tickets to the September 23 event, please contact Jasmin at (661) 202-9870. To become a member, please contact Mila Maramot at (626) 554-6040.
Anna Liza Evangelista
MISS OMASC 2012-2014
Throughout her academic career, Anna Liza has demonstrated her ability to be there for others. In eighth grade, she was awarded the Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet Award for showing an overall sense of compassion to her classmates. In 2008, she enrolled at Louisville High School, Woodland Hills, California, where she participated in activities such as Cross Country, Freshman Class Council, Junior Class Council, and Associated Student Body Government. In the summer before her senior year, her talent in fine arts gained her acceptance into the California State Summer School for the Arts program and earned her a California Arts Scholar medal. During her senior year, her art work was displayed both in the California State University, Northridge high school student exhibition and in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.
Anna Liza graduated from Louisville High School in the spring of 2012 and was offered a merit scholarship to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she plans to obtain a bachelor’s degree in fine arts (BFA).
Anna’s escort is her older brother Adrian, a young man blessed with maturity beyond his years. He graduated from Loyola High School, Los Angeles, California in 2006. He was in the track team and the German Exchange Program and was awarded the Loyola Free Spirit Award. He is currently attending University of California, Irvine (UCI) and will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Public Health Science next year. Throughout his college years, Adrian has worked in various capacities including Associated Students-UCI shuttle driver and Arroyo Vista Community Programmer, oftentimes working two jobs to support himself. He also recently completed a 12-week Certified Nursing Assistant program. Through all these, Adrian kept his sense of humor and ability to have fun. He placed 2nd in a pie eating contest at the Anthill Pub. Go figure.
Oriental Mindoro 2013 Medical Mission
Oriental Mindoro 2013 Medical Mission is a joint project of OMASC and University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society in America (UPMASA) with member volunteers from the United States. The aims of the mission are to evaluate and treat underserved, un-served, indigent patients especially the local indigenous population of Oriental Mindoro. UPMASA and OMASC are committed to co-finance the mission through fundraising and donations from private and corporate donors.
UP Manila, through its Ugnayan ng Pahinungod (UNP), the official volunteer service program of the University, will join UPMASA as a joint Medical, Dental and Surgical Mission team in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, from Saturday, January 26, 2013 through Friday, February 1, 2013.
Venue for the surgical segment of the mission shall be in the Oriental Mindoro Provincial Hospital (OMPH), Calapan City.
Venue for the medical and dental segments of the mission shall be in the Alfonso Umali Sr. Memorial Gymnasium, Calapan City.
Schedule of Activities:
1. June 2012: Provincial Health Officer (PHO) starts disseminating information to Municipal Health Officers (MHO) relative to the medical, dental and surgical mission scheduled the last week of January 2013; and following-up of minor surgical patients with MHO and Rural Health Units (RHU).
2. October 2012: MHO starts potential surgical patients pre-screening.
3. Last week of November - first week of December 2012: Pre-screened patients shall travel to Calapan City for initial screening by the Oriental Mindoro Provincial Hospital (OMPH) Surgical team. At this time initial surgical list shall be generated and transmitted to UNP and UPMASA.
4. Final surgical screening shall be conducted by the surgical team on January 26 and 27, 2013. Patients’ status shall be determined by clinical means. Some laboratory tests may need to be repeated, which are expected to be fewer than those performed during pre-screening period.
5. Tentative Activities: Saturday, January 26, 2013: Arrival of medical and surgical supplies/equipment, and part of the volunteers; Sunday, January 27, 2013: final screening of surgical patients, arrival of other volunteers, and start of surgical operation; Monday through Thursday, January 28 through 31, 2013: Medical, Dental, Surgical Mission; Friday, February 1, 2013: R&R for ALL volunteers.
In the picture are OMASC Officers and Directors. Seated front, L-R: Ester Paras Jose, Elsie Navarro Amansec, Lina Senatin Partosa, Gov. Umali, Susan Umali, Linda Aranas Macalintal, Mila Aranas Maramot,
Back row: Jonathan Fedelicio, Ado Martinez, Larry Manigbas, Ruben Espiritu, Vivian Tamano, Eli Tamano, Willy Soriano, Jojo Leviste, Dan Nable, Ernie Cleofe, Rolly Ong, Edgar Garong, Erli Conti, Clem Adeva, Ellen Umali and Tess Matudio.
We now have a Photo Album Section for Omasc Scholars. If you WERE A RECIPIENT, please send us your photo and a detail of what your major was, what year you graduated and what you are doing now. We want to hear from you.
Thank you Macario Masagca Jr. for sending us a note and your picture.
What are you doing now?
We are very much interested to hear from our scholars.
THE ASSOCIATION OF ORIENTAL MINDORO
CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO
THE EIGHTEENTH ANNIVERSARY INDUCTION OF OFFICERS
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 AT
THE LOS ANGELES AIRPORT MARRIOTT HOTEL
5855 WEST CENTRUY BLVD. LOS ANGELES, CA. 90045
OMASC 18TH ANNUAL PICNIC
The Honorable Gov. Alfonso Umali and The Honorable Congressman Reynaldo Umali are gracing our picnic.
When: May 14, 2011 9:30 am (Saturday)
Where: Barnes Park (626) 307-1368
Games and Prices
You are more than welcome to bring any dish or dessert
For info, please call:
Jojo Leviste (562)-946-5785 or (818)203-1088
Elsie N. Amansec (310)376-5260 or (310) -947-1752
Ernie Cleofe (714) 523-2803
Rolly Ong (626) 285-2605
Willy Soriano (818)-251-0799
OMASC SHIPS 40-FOOT CONTAINER FULL OF DONATION
After months of tirelessly collecting donations of hospital supplies and equipment as well as books and other educational materials, officers of the Oriental Mindoro Association of Southern California (OMASC) finally saw their efforts rewarded when they were able to fill a 40-foot container and send it on its way to Oriental Mindoro on December 22. It is expected to arrive at the destination around the last week of January, 2010. The thirteen hospital beds were acquired under the auspices of Elsie Amansec. Nini Cleofe and Orlando Mayor, a friend from
OMASC NEEDS YOUR HELP!
We are donating a 40 ft container of hospital supplies and textbooks to the Province of Oriental Mindoro. We need help to load the container.
When: Dec. 22, 2009 at 8:am
Where: 1318 Potrero Grande Dr. Rosemead, Ca 91770
For questions, call Jojo Leviste at 818-203-1088 or Eleanor Evangelista - 818-999-3713 or 818-438-6369, or Elsie Amansec - 310-947-1752. Thank you
16th Anniversary and Induction BallSaturday, September 19, 2009
The Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel
5855 West Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, Ca. 90045
6:00 pm No Host Coctail
7:00 pm Dinner
Attire: Strictly formal
Prepaid Admission only
A MEDICAL MISSION TO REMEMBER
As medical missions go, the recent Oriental Mindoro Association of Southern California (OMASC)-sponsored four-day event, from January 31 to Feb 3 in Calapan, Roxas, and Puerto Galera, takes the plum prize. It undoubtedly holds a special place in the heart of everyone involved. From the planning and execution.....see BLOG for more
For pictures, see Photo Albums 1,2 & 3.
OMASC 15th ANNIVERSARY BALL & CORONATION BALL
When: September 20, 2008 - Saturday
Where: Los Angeles Marriott Hotel
5855 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, Ca. 90045
Time: 6:30 PM
Vice Consul Charmaine A. Serna-Chua - a Mindorena!
The other day I had the pleasure of meeting the new Vice Consul at the Phil Consulate Office in Los Angeles. After introducing myself as from Or. Mindoro she happily told me that she is from Calapan. She graduated high school from Holy Infant Academy. Her family used to live in Ilaya and her mother is an Arias.
She is very young, charming, nice and very accomodating, a typical Mindoreno.
She will be a great addition to OMASC. I have invited her to the picnic in June and to the dinner dance in September. I'll try to get her picture next time I meet her.
posted by Eleanor E.
To all former residents of Or. Mindoro.
You and your family and friends are invited
to the fun filled events of OMASC.
ORIENTAL MINDORO ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
15TH ANNUAL PICNIC
WHEN: JUNE 21, 2008
TIME: 9:30 AM
WHERE: Barnes Park (626-307-1368)
350 S. McFerrin Ave., Monterey Park, CA 91754
GAMES AND PRIZES
FOR MORE INFO, PLS. CALL:
Ernie Cleofe 714-523-2803
Eleanor Evangelista 818-999-3713
Willy Soriano 818-251-0799
Lauro Manigbas 562-926-4016
Rolly Ong 626-285-2605
Elsie Navarro Amansec 310-376-5260 or 310-947-1752
Nilda Villao 714-996-3661
DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS
SAVE THE DATE
WHAT: Dance! Dance! Dance!
WHEN: May 24, 2008
WHERE: L&J Ballroom Dance Center
19716 E. Arrow Hwy, Covina 91724
WHY: Fund Raising for Projects
Fr. Mimo Rocks
Fr. Mimo’s OMASC-sponsored acoustic gospel concert at the Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in
After the concert, OMASC officers and friends who attended the concert were invited to a dinner in honor of the priests at the home of OMASC adviser Willy Soriano and Tess Vallada. The dinner offered an opportunity for everyone to get to know the visiting priests and their mission better. Also present at the dinner was Mrs. Irene Aranas, arguably the oldest member of OMASC, whose 94th birthday happened to be on that day. She was pleasantly surprised when all the priests asked everyone to extend their hand towards her and led them in a prayer of blessing and thanksgiving. The priests left shortly after with their next host, Jun Madrigal of Lancaster, where they are scheduled to hold their next concert.
The past week or so was hard on three of our OMASC families. First, Linda Lardizabal's mother passed away in the Philippines. Although her mom had been in failing health for some time before her death, still it was very sad for Linda and her family that she did not get to celebrate her 84th birthday. Close on the heels of Linda's mom's demise, Eli Tamano's dad, Pedro P. Tamano, passed away after a long illness, just a month shy of his 100th birthday. He was laid to rest today, April 6, 2007 at the Montecito Cemetery in Colton after a beautiful service attended by family and friends.
The most recent loss suffered by the OMASC family was a tragic one just because it was so unexpected. Estrella de Guzman, younger sister of Eleanor and Efren Evangelista died from aneurysm at the age of 55. She and her husband were successful owners of a restaurant in Chandler, Arizona when Estrella (Esther) was stricken and never recovered.
Our condolences to the families of Linda, Eli, and siblings Eleanor and Efren. May they be comforted by their faith and by the prayers from their many friends.
FR. MIMO’S ACOUSTIC
An intimate way of sharing Gospel inspired songs set in acoustic music with the aim of renewing one’s connectedness with self, others and God. Through his gospel concerts, Fr. Mimo uses a simple yet powerful way of spreading the Good News of love, peace and unity though acoustic music* (a laid back type of music that solely or primarily uses acoustic instruments, such as the acoustic guitar, banjo, violin, mandolin, piano, cello, and voice. Proceeds of the concert will go towards the St. Augustine Seminary fund campaign in Calapan.
Date: April 5, 2008 Saturday
Time: 5:00pm mass, followed by a concert, then Sharing and Fellowship.
For inquiries contact:
Ernie Cleofe -------- 714-523-2803
Ellen Umali --------- 818-348-0812/846-4392
Louie Umali --------- 818-917-5762/349-9831
Jojo Leviste --------- 562-946-5785
Eleanor Evangelista- 818-999-3713
Elsie Amansec ------ 310-376-5260/947-1752
Mila Maramot ------ 626-864-2214
DONATIONS ARE WELCOME!
Eddie and I visited the city libray last Feb. 9, 2008 with Bobby Macalalad as our guide. Salamat Bobby. Nandoon sa lumang city hall.
Sabi ni Mrs. Marilyn Manigbas, pag hapon after school at saka araw ng Sabado puno daw ng mga bata itong library.
Sabi niya ang ibang bata na may favorite books, itinatago sa ibang section ng library para pagnagpunta ulit , siguradong mababasa nila, lalo na raw iyong mga libro na popular. Lahat ng libro ay covered with plastic. Thank you for taking good care of them. It took three long years to collect them.
I told her that one day I hope to see a separate library building in a less congested part of the city.
Marami din daw na libro ang napapunta sa mga schools.
We also visited the provincial hospital. Dr. Fabon , the chief doctor told us that before Omasc donated the 2 anesthesia machines, manual daw ang ginagamit nila and it took longer to do an operation.
These were included in our shipment, November 2005. More pictures in the photo album.
Fresh News from Mindoro
Omasc Officers Hermie Maramot, Linda Macalintal and member Dr. Fred Villao and Knightsbridge International Foundation (KI) Founder and Chairman Sir Edward Artis loaded a 10 ft wheeler truck with hospital beds and other medical equipment and supplies bound for Oriental Mindoro yesterday.The medical equipment and supplies came from KI.
Majority of them will be given to the Municipal Hospital of Roxas as suggested by the Provincial Health Officer Dr. Normando Legaspi. Roxas has the facility to receive them. In addition it can service the neighboring towns of Bulalacao, Mansalay and Bongabong. These areas are the farthest from the Provincial Hospital in Calapan.
Dr. Fred Villao told me that they stopped by the provincial hospital last night to drop some hospital beds and medical supplies. He said that the sterilizer machine was broken, thus the hospital can't do surgery. Fortunately, they bring with them many boxes of surgical supplies. The hospital staff were very very happy. I'm sure many patients were very happy too.
Please see 'Photo Albums for more photos.
Truck used is owned by Nora Liwanag of Roxas, sister of Omasc officer Bien Carvajal.