HISTORY

History of Tapok

It was the idea of the late Roy Gaane of gathering all Kagay-anons living abroad.

 

He started contacting friends all over United States and he created a list of all new arrivals and ultimately connected thru his KI Newsletter. With his enthusiast, (remember multi media is not born yet at that time) and homesickness of the new
arrives and longing to get a glimpse of news from our own hometown, the first Tapok was held in Chicago in 1982. After 36 years the Tapok is still going strong with tremendous success in its own way.

THROUGH THE YEARS

1982 – Chicago
1984 – Los Angeles
1998 – Las Vegas
1986 – Toronto
1988 – Seattle
1992 – New York
1996 – San Francisco
1998 – Las Vegas
2001 – Houston
2003 – San Diego
2005 – Honolulu
2007 – Las Vegas
2009 – New Jersey
2011 – Los Angeles
2013 – Toronto
2015 – Vancouver
2017 – San Francisco

A Kagay-anon is anyone born in Cagayan de Oro or Misamis Oriental or who once studied, lived, or worked in Cagayan de Oro or Misamis Oriental

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY-MISAMIS ORIENTAL ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK, INC.

The Cagayan de Oro City-Misamis Oriental Association of New York, Inc. was founded on year 2001and was duly registered by the Department of State, New York year 2005.

 

One of the Association’s program is helping our own members, we developed the Enhanced Mutual Assistance Program (EMAP), wherein we provide the following cash assistance to our active member as such as, $1,000 death assistance, $100 hospitalization
and $100 for death in the family.  The Association also provide lawyer referrals to members with legal (immigration) problems.

Aside from our Enhanced Mutual Assistance Program for our members, listed below our accomplishments/assistance in the Philippines and here in New York.

  1. Donated to the Philippines Rescue 2000 of Cagayan de Oro City a Rescue Rubber Boat, 12 seater capacity with 40 HP outboard motor, worth $10,000.00
  2. Donated 2 fishing boats and $1,200.00 cash to Super Typhoon Yolanda victims in Samar and Leyte, thru Cong. Lucy Torres
  3. Give out $8,200 cash and sent 38 balikbayan boxes to Typhoon Sendong Victims in Cagayan de Oro City.
  4. Donated $2,000.00 cash to Typhoon Pablo Victims in Valencia, Bukidnon
  5. Helped distribute relief goods to Hurricane Sandy victims in Far Rockaway, Queens, New York.
  6. We conducted a TESDA scholarship program in Baking held in Naawan, Misamis Oriental, wherein  30 scholar recipients coming from the western part of Misamis Oriental.
  7. During the Independence Day  2015 Parade, Four (4) of the CDO-MISOR members shine brightly in their respective floats;
    1. Mrs. Kalayaan 2015 (PIDCI)– Mrs. Rosita Richman
    2. Mrs. Philippines-USA 2015 – Filipino Social Club – Mrs. Marylou Gales
    3. Mrs. Philippines-USA 2015 Connecticut – Mrs. Liza Ramirez
    4. Mrs. CDO-MISOR of NY 2015 – Mrs. Florita Barba
  8. From the day of the inception, the Association have grown as the biggest in Association in the East Coast or maybe the whole USA. As of 2017 The Association have more than 520 registered and active members.

Name of Presidents:

  • 2019 – 2018 – Rely E. Manacay
  • 2017 – 2016 – Florita Barba
  • 2015 – 2014 – Rely E. Manacay
  • 2013 – 2012 – Rely E. Manacay
  • 2011 – 2010 – Thomas Ludena
  • 2009 – 2008 – Robert Cabunoc
  • 2007 – 2005 – Alan Miel
  • 2004 – 2001 – Edwin Recentes

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PAST PRESIDENTS

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CURRENT OFFICERS

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Rely Manacay

President

RELY E. MANACAY 3916 63RD St. #2 Woodside, NY 11377   Current Job: President Senator Constructi…

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Mercedes “Dedith” Sabio Arellano

Vice President – CDO

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Marygene Espinosa

Vice President- MISOR

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Cayetano Paderango IV

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Eddy Casiño Arañez

Treasurer

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Wennie Illana

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Richard “Boogie” Rivera

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Philip Anthony Vergara

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