October 29, 2007

Chronicle of Events in the History of KFI

I. Organizational Development:
I.1. November 1998. Appointment of members to the Board of Trustees.

Founding Trustees:
Bauzon, Hannah Y.
De Leon, Alejandro
Henson, Josefina D.
Henson, Orencio L.
Lazatin, Carmelo F.
McTavish, Carmen T.
Moreno, Macrina L.
Naguiat, Rosalie H.
Narciso, Eloisa R.
Nepomuceno, Peter G.
Nepomuceno, Marco D.
Paras, Jose G., Jr.
Ty, Ma. Ramona L.

I.2 January 14,1999. The first Organizational Meeting for Kuliat Foundation was held at the Camalig Restaurant on Sto. Rosario Street. Present were:

Ms. Liza G.Basilio- representing Mrs. Rosalie H. Naguiat.
Ms. Hannah Y. Bauzon
Mr. Orencio L. Henson
Ms. Janet B. Lazatin
Mrs. Carmen T. McTavish
Mrs. Macrina L. Moreno
Mr. Marco D. Nepomuceno
Mrs. Ramona L. Ty

I.3. Feb. 19,1999. Formulation of Objectives, definition of By-Laws.
Kuliat Foundation Incorporated aims to:

a.To preserve the history, culture and traditions of Angeles City through the development and promotion of historical, cultural, educational, environmental and socio-economic plans, programs and projects for the Angelenos and future generations.

b.To receive gifts, legacies, donations, contributions, endorsements and other forms of financial help or loans from any source.

c. To invest or exchange any portion of the donations, revenue, earnings, or capital in the acquisition of shows of stocks or bonds of the other corporations and real estate or other forms of investment and towards this end, to deal in any manner whatever, with any of the holdings, properties, investments in order to attain the objectives and accomplish the purposes of which the corporation is founded.

d. To co-ordinate with other institutions, government and non-government, for the facilitation and achievement of the foundation’s goals and objectives.

I.4. March 4,1999. The Officers for the Executive Committee of the Foundation were unanimously elected;

Founding Chairman- Hon. Carmelo F. Lazatin
President- Engr. Peter G. Nepomuceno
Vice President (Membership Development)- Mr. Marco D. Nepomuceno
Vice President (Special Projects) – Mr. Jose G. Paras, Jr.
Secretary- Mrs. Macrina L. Moreno
Treasurer- Mrs. Rosalie H. Naguiat
Public Relations Officer- Ms. Hannah Y. Bauzon

Similarly, the members of the Working Committees were appointed:

Josefina D. Henson Claude Tayag Ronnie Tayag
Daniel H. Dizon, Sr. Paul Santos Roy del Rosario

Rosalie Naguiat Dan Dizon Mike Pangilinan Paul M. Santos
Marc Nepomuceno Orencio Henson Alex Ocampo Abraham Tayag

Alejandro de Leon Renato Tayag, Jr.

Ramona Lopez Ty Josie Henson Hannah Bauzon Perto Cruz

Carmen T. McTavish Rene Romero Gil Lim

Eloisa R. Narciso Janet Lazatin Gil Lim

I.5. March 12,1999. Approval of Securities and Exchange Commission Incorporation/ Registration of Kuliat Foundation Incorporated. Properly legitimized the existence of the Foundation.
I.6. February 18,2000. Approval and Issuance of Angeles City Mayor’s Permit to operate the former City Hall as a museum.
I.7. March 7,2000. At the Annual Board of Trustees Meeting, a new President to the Executive Committee was elected. Mrs. Eloisa R. Narciso replaced Engr. Peter G. Nepomuceno as President, while Mr. Gerry T. Nepomuceno replaced him as Trustee. Also replaced was Trustee Alejandro de Leon by Mr. Daniel H. Dizon, Sr.

And the Chairs of the Working Committees were similarly voted on:
Cultural Development-Trustee Josefina D. Henson
Historical Research- Trustee Daniel H. Dizon, Sr.
Educational Development- Mr. Renato S. Tayag, Jr.
Environmental Development- Trustee Ramona Lopez Ty
Social Development- Trustee Carmen T. McTavish
Economic Development- Trustee Gerry T. Nepomuceno

I.8. March 20,2000. Registration of Foundation under the Bureau of Internal Revenue.

I.9. April 17, 2000. Approval and Signing of Usufruct Agreement with the City of Government of Angeles, namely, with City Mayor Carmelo F. Lazatin and the members of the City Council, for the use of the former City Hall building on Sto. Rosario Street for no less than Fifty (50) years from the date of signing.

II. Museo ning Angeles Development:
II.1. Infrastructure Development- by September of 1998,except for the Telegraph and the local Bureau of Internal Revenue offices, all local government offices in the former City Hall on Sto. Rosario St. had been transferred to the new City Hall Complex in Pulung Maragul.

II.2. March 1999. Renovation on the former City Assessor’s offices on the South side of the ground floor commences, primarily to house the staff of the Foundation and the Museo ning Angeles.

II.3. August 1999. Museo/Foundation Staff Administration offices are finished.

II.4. September 1999. Datelcom Corporation and Digital Telecommunications Phils. Inc. donated telephone lines with Fax and Internet capabilities for use in the administration offices.

II.5 September 1999. Removal of unnecessary structures and partitions on second floor of Museo building begins with the assistance of the Angeles City Engineer’s Office. Reconstruction and renovation of Second Floor immediately follows.

II.6. December 1999. Preliminary repairs, renovations and re-constructions on Second Floor are finished in time for Museo soft-opening entitled “Memorias ning Angeles”

II.7. February 28, 2000. Museo building is temporarily closed after the duration of the exhibit to continue work on renovations and re-constrcutions.

II.8. March 2000. B.I.R. and Telegraph offices are transferred to the new City Hall in Pulung Maragul.

II.9. April 2000. Conversion of B.I.R office to Museo Shoppe and demolition of Telegraph office and old comfort rooms in the south and north sides, as well as the walling of the Azotea of the second floor. Simultaneously, the construction of exhibition panels for new exhibits commences.

II.10. June 2000. Museo-Shoppe and exhibit panels are finished, additional repair and repainting is made to second floor ceiling and walls.

II.11. August 2000. Construction of Open-Air Theatre commences on Sto. Entierro side of Museo premises. This includes provisions for audience space in the former rock garden on the corner of Museo grounds.

II.12. September 2000. Preliminary work on the Open-Air Theatre is finished. Construction of new exhibit in the Audio-Visual Room on the Ground Floor commences, this is to house the “Ing Kusinang Matua” exhibit.

II. 13. September 25, 2000. Work begins on the “Side-Walk” extension on Museo parking spaces to further maximize parking spaces.

III. Exhibits and Activities of the Foundation and Museo:

III.1. June 12,1999. The Foundation organizes the centennial celebration of the First Anniversary of the Declaration of Philippine Independence in the former home of Don Florentino Pamintuan (now the provincial offices of the Phil. Central Bank).

III.2. Dec. 8, 1999. Museo ning Angeles opens with a soft-opening exhibit entitled “Memorias ning Angeles”(Memories of Angeles), featuring photos , artifacts, mementos, and other old articles from many of the oldest families of Angeles.

III.3. May 7,2000. “Flores de Angeles” organized with the Angeles City Tourism Office (ACTO). The traditional religious procession known as the Santacruzan, culminated with a awarding of the traditional titles to the Sagalas which participated.

III.4. June 12, 2000. Museo ning Angeles opens its Inaugural Exhibit, “Angeles: Napun at Ngeni” (Angeles : Yesterday and Today) featuring enlarged Photographs, Sketches and depictions of the rich and colorful history of Angeles City. Simultaneously, the Angeles’ “Hall of Fame” was opened honoring those who have made the most significant contributions to the improvement of Angeles in all aspects.

III.5. June 13,2000. Repair and re-commissioning of the Holy Rosary Parish Church bells spearheaded by Museo Director Jose G.Paras, Jr. and Mr. Meliton D. Ocampo.

(Future Activities)

III.6. October 2,2000. Kuliat Foundation, Inc. Thanksgiving Mass followed by breakfast and Press-Briefing at the Museo ning Angeles as a “kick-off “ ceremony to the start of Fiestang Kuliat 2000.

III.7. October 6,2000. “Pasibayu Tig-tig la ding Cumpana !” (Again, the Bells will Toll!) Concert In The Park activity to celebrate the re-commissioning of the church bells. This will coincide with the opening of the “ Tau” exhibit of the Pampanga Arts Guild at the first floor galleries of the Museo along with the “Cinco de Noviembre” travelling exhibit on loan from the Negros Museum on the display at the Museo Lobby, also opening, will be the “ Ing Kusinang Matua” ( The Kitchen of Yore) exhibit at the Audio-Visual room on the ground floor.

III.8. October 7,2000. City-Wide Bagius Parade 2000 in co-ordination with the Angeles City Local Government. Along with the “Pamangan” Food-Fest at the Bale Herencia function hall with the specialties of the many local restaurants of Angeles available.

III. 9. October 11,2000. Mutya ning Angeles Pre-Pageant to be held at Fontana Leisure Estates Club House. Featuring this year’s choices to represent the city of Angeles in all major beauty competitions.

III.10. (TENTATIVE!!!)October 13,2000. Revival of Capampangan culture night to be held at Museo Open-Air Theatre.

III.11.October 14,2000. “Konsyerto ng Kababaihan” (Concert for Women) organized by the Gender and Development Council of the City Mayor’s Office. To be held at the Museo Open-Air Theatre.

III.12. October 21,2000. Mutya ning Angeles Proclamation Night. The coronation of this year’s winners of the Mutya ning Angeles 2000 search. Also to be held at the Fontana Leisure Estates in Clark Field.

III.13. October 27-28,2000. “Tigtigan, Terakan keng Dalan” the much-awaited annual event, organized this year in co-ordination with the Angeles City “Culiat” Jaycees and the Sangguning Kabataan Federation of Angeles.

III.14. December 8,2000. “Pascu- Na” Christmas Story exhibit at the ground floor galleries of the Museo ning Angeles.

III.15. Year 2001. Traditional Capampangan Customs and Traditions exhibits.
a. “Pyalung Tamu” games we played as children.
b. Religious Traditions- Processions , “Oracion”, kissing of elder’s hands,etc.

IV. Human Resources Development:

IV.1. July 16, 17, 24 and 25,1999. Four-day course on Museology held at Fontana Leisure Estates the first weekend and later at Bale Herencia. Attended by a majority of the Trustees of the Foundation, KFI Secretariat Officer Dan M. Santos and staff of the Minalin and Clark Development Corporation (CDC) Museums. Facilitated by Ms. Ana Labrador and her colleagues of the University of the Philippines Center for Museum Studies.

IV. 2. May 22- 26 ,2000. Philippine Association of Museums Incorporated (PAMI) Seminar/Workshop of “Museums on Cultural Education” attended by Museo Director Jiji Paras, Trustee Macrina L. Moreno and Museo staff Ody Luciano

IV.3. August 4,5 and 6. Out-of-town Study-Tour of Museums in Bacolod City and Silay City in Negros province. Participated in by KFI Pres. Ely Narciso, Trustees Macrina L. Moreno, Carmen T. McTavish, Museo Director Jiji Paras and both KFI and Museo Staff members, Dan Santos and Ody Luciano, respectively.

V. FUND RAISING for the Foundation and Museo ning Angeles Re-construction Projects:

V.1. Contributions of ‘Seed Money’ from the Board of Trustees.
As per agreed in the Board of Trustees meeting of March 4, 1999. Each founding Trustee agreed to provide a definite amount of funds as a means of starting the projects of the Foundation.

V.2. Proceeds from previous and future Fiestang Kuliat projects.

Proceeds from the 1994 Fiestang Kuliat fund–raising projects of then Chair, Mrs. Josie D. Henson, the 1997 Fiestang Kuliat proceeds from then Mayor Ed Pamintuan, the 1998 Fiestang Kuliat Proceeds of then Chair, Mrs. Carmen T. McTavish and the 1999 Fiestang Kuliat Proceeds of then Chair, Mrs. Eloisa R. Narciso have been deposited into the Kuliat Foundation Savings and Checking and Time-Deposit accounts.

V.3. Proceeds from the 1999 Los Angeles Bazaar Fund Raiser.
Spearheaded by Trustees Carmen T. McTavish, Hannah Y. Bauzon and Ramona Lopez Ty a Picnic-Bazaar was held with the Los Angeles, U.S.A. based Angelenos in which local Angeleno products brought by the Trustees were sold, a raffle for prizes to be claimed here in Angeles was held and donations were solicited outright. All proceeds were placed in a MetroBank U.S. Dollar Account.

V.4. Sponsorship of Museo/KFI projects by major organizations.
Solicitation Letters for specific projects are sent out to major and local companies, corporations, individuals, other foundations and National Government organizations catering to Museum related interests.

V.5. Patronage of Museo ning Angeles major projects.
Individualized letters are sent to affluent local citizens who wish to be “Patrons” of the Museo ning Angeles and eventually become part of its permanent Guest List, and, for some, to be part of the “Hall of Fame” for having made Angeles City the progressive city that it is.

V.6. Museo- Shoppe revenues.
The KFI Secretariat has co-ordinated with manufacturers of local products to have those same products sold on consignment at the Museo-Shoppe, these include works from local artists and artisans, locally made products of indigenous material, books and visitor’s guides.


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