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"Sin-o Ba Tuni Kami?"

The Butuan Club of Southern California,
a duly recognized organization is very glad for your interest in visiting our site.

BCSC '98 Picnic

Organized for the last 22 years, the club has been actively participating in the Southern California community activities. Our known prowess in basketball was proven here when we twice bagged the Division II, Los Angeles Filipino-American Basketball Tournament Title, with the 1997 crown as its most recent. The Balanghai Newsletter circulated semi-annually had become the most convenient source of capsulated information, updates & activities of the Butuanons, not only here in the United States, but also in our home city.

These were all the fruits of all hard labours of sincere & dedicated Butuanons who altogether build upon the foundation carefully laid down by their founding elders. With the strong leadership of Mr. Gabby Ortiz, we have tried to maintain and reinforce the ties that bind all of the Butuanons.

This site was conceptualized inorder to recognize the efforts of a trully valued leader, as well as the duly supportive Butuanons. These inspired the brilliant minds of three Butuanons from the San Fernando Valley, California in the person of Jun Lopez, Miller Arranguez & Anthony Labajo, to develop this page.

To Gabby, you really have inspired us. We hope that your successors will equal, if not, even surpass your innovative leadership.



Gi-unu kay namo pagsugod.

It all started one afternoon,
22 years ago, at 1027 North Edge-mont St.
Los Angeles
where Butuanons,
full of dreams
and idealism,
yet confronted with the daunting challenge of
forming an association that would withstand time
and overcome the
pitfalls that ruined many hometown organizations,
decided to organize themselves.
Ben Fortun,
responsible for initiating the meeting,
was unanimously elected the first president,
while Mario Sibayan, Dorcas Lasam, Nards Buranday, Moren Trillo, Totoy Balanon,
Mely Trillo, Nonong Villanueva, Walter Abrantes and a number of others filled-up the rest of the pioneer positions. On the same day,
they were able to define


as anybody who has a consequence with
Butuan through
heritage, tradition,
and experience; anyone who has had a relationship with
Butuan by birth,
by blood,
by association or
by emotion.
In time, new names were added to the rooster of officers like Nars Jandug, Pris Osin Harper, Totoy Flores,
Tinoy Santos, Jessie Sioson,
Nonoy Lopez & Gabby Ortiz, bringing in greater
vigor and strength to the club.


"Thrust and Direction"

As an aggrupation of friends, of acquaintances in a voluntary nature giving their whole self and commitment to whatever cause they may want to undertake the Butuan Club of Southern California
aims to bring forth an association that would trully serve a community of Butuanons away from home. Likewise, the club hopes to
the federation
of different
or communities
from Caraga Region
to coordinate
the efforts for
the best
of interest
for the region back home.
A council of officers
comprising different
association of
Caraga Region will be formed.
This will be
undertaken this


"1999 Calendar of Activities"

Butuan Club Annual Picnic'99
Date: Saturday July 10 , 1999
Time: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Place: 'Santa Fe Dam Recreational Park' AREA #5
15501 E. Arrow Hwy. Irwindale, CA
Tel.#(626) 334-1065


Have Fun ! Come One, Come All !
Bring your picnic dish & 2
2-liter bottles of soda per family
Invite Butuanons & former Butuan residents
to come and reminisce old Butuan Days &

The last picnic of the

Information, Etc.
Bridget Aquio Jandug
Tel.(323) 457-7011

Tessie Aquino Ortiz
Tel.(213) 252-9344

Butuan City Fiesta

May 19, 1999

Adlaw Hong Butuan
Butuan Charter Day
August 2, 1999



 Gabby Ortiz

Exec. Vice Pres.
Tony Rosales

Vice Presidents
Warto Jandug
Peth Manalac
Fred Serrano

Mina Marie Ladlad

Asst. Secretary
Marilyn Lasam

Gwen Paraguya

Minda Rosales, Pitz Ballesteros, Rose Gucayane, Tessie Celosia, Horacio Lasam

Board of Directors
Manuel Montilla, Pricilla Arriola, Totoy Flores, Mel Lasam, Oscar Calo, Adelfa Garcia, Irma Butao, Ching Cosep, Teofilo Sanchez, Bebit Trillo, Jerry Aquino, Ceres Fernandez, Raul Ballesteros
Dr. Horace Lopez, Totong Madamba

"Photo Gallery"





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