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Congratulations: Michael "Mikey" Taasan

Michael " Mikey " Taasan of Johnson City, TN USA, is the only junior tennis player from his hometown to be state ranked for the year 2001 in Boys 12 and under. Mikey ranks # 27 in state for boys 12 and under playing singles , and ranks # 3 in state for boys 12 and under playing doubles. He plays doubles with his buddy Craig Rockett of Bristol,TN. Mikey was also recently awarded the Outstanding Student Award for Junior Cotillion-Yr. 1 by The National League of Junior Cotillions Johnson City chapter.

From Vic Taasan

Anniversary: Don Simon Lepiten Fernan

October 28 is the birthday of the late Don Simon Lepiten Fernan. He was an outstanding boy scout and a
great teacher and leader. Please pray for his soul. Thank you.

From Arnold Sancover

Sad News: Miami Fernan Senining

Miami Fernan Senining died last Thursday, September 20, 2001. Her body lied in state at the Senining's residence in Labinay, Ozamiz City.

From Kim Procianos

Welcome: Andres Fernan Ramilo II

Diday Fernan-Ramilo gave birth to a baby boy, Andres, on 2 August 2001, at Darwin Private Hospital, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. See Diday's page for photo.

From Diday Fernan-Ramilo

Sad News: Katrina Senining

Katrina Senining passed away on July 14, 2001.

From Sen MacHare

Welcome: Matthew Angelo Camus

Mayette and Raffy Camus's baby boy, Matthew Angelo, was born July 7, 2001, in Manila.

From Mayette Camus

Winner: Jamie Fernan

Jamie Fernan won first place in the Tulsa Area Gymnastics' State Meet held last May 19, 2001 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

From Jojo Fernan

Sad news: Dr. Maximo C. Fernan

After a prolonged illness, Dr. Maximo C. Fernan passed away on March 1, 2001 in Cebu City.

From Maximo "Jojo" Fernan, Jr., MD, Muskogee, OK

Sad News: Paz Manubag-Fernan

It is with great sadness that I must relay this message regarding the passing of Paz's mother. Our dear Lola Paz passed away at 1:00 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001(Cebu time). Paz was at her side. Paz has asked me to send this message to everyone on her email list. If you would like to send her an email message, her address is: [email protected]

From Bob Shepherd

The Fernan Clan Grand Reunion in January 2001

The event was held at the Bogo Central School 1 on January 14 (Sunday). The Reunion was organised through several committees led by Marcel N. Fernan, Overall Committee Chairman. It has been seven years since the last reunion; see the Photo Album for a photo of the last reunion.

For more information, including Marcel's invitation letter, list of Committees, and list of accommodation facilities, see the Reunion 2001 page.

Justin Fernan wins First Place in Essay Writing Contest

Justin, son of Jojo and Joji Fernan of Muskogee, Oklahoma USA, won first place in Muskogee Area Literary Council's Essay Writing Contest in October, 2000. Visit Justin's Page to view the winning essay.

Name new Mactan bridge after Fernan - Weigel

Mayor Ernest Weigel Jr. favors naming the 2nd Mandaue-Mactan bridge as Senate Preseident Marcelo Fernan bridge.
The late senate president deserved to be honored for being a great Cebuano, Weigel said.
Fernan was also Chief of Justice of the Supreme court, making him the lone Filipino to lead both the Senate and the Judiciary.
Wigel said he was invited to attend the congressional hearing on the proposed bill naming the bridge after Fernan, which is set on Feb 3.
Meanwhile, Weigel plans to name the circumferential road in the city after President Carlos Garcia since not a single road is named after the late president.

President Garcia was responsible for making Lapu-Lapu, then called Opon, a city. He also had a hand in the creation of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport, Weigel said.
House Majority Leader Eduardo Gullas and Senator John Osmena filed separate bills for the naming of the new Mandaue-Mactan bridge as Sente President Marcelo Fernan bridge.

In House Bill 7928, describes Fernan as one of the greatest Cebuanos and the only Filipino in recent history to have occupied the highest positions in two separate branches of government as Chief Justice and Senate President.
Senator Osmena files a bill stating that to name the bridge after Fernan would be a fitting tribute to the man.

For complete story, check out Sunstar Daily Electronic Edition at:
This was in the Jan. 30, 2000 issue. Information supplied by:
Paz Fernan-Shepherd

Sad news: Mike Granthom (Marilou's husband) got killed ...
16 January 2000

I have a sad news for everyone. Mike Granthom (Marilou's husband) got killed in a car accident last Sunday, January 9. This happened on their drive back home to Wyoming from Salt Lake City. They drove Noy Camilo to the airport in Salt Lake. Noy Camilo was supposed to fly to L.A. and meet up with Dodong and fly together to Cebu to attend the Sinulog. Mayou drove from Salt Lake. She hit "block ice" and their vehicle rolled over. Mayou and the 2 children got away with minor injuries. Mike suffered severe head trauma and did not make it. The funeral was today. Please pray for the whole family in this time of sorrow.

by Paz Shepherd




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