Memory tidbit: “Tutubi”

Where did all the beautiful “tutubi” dragonflies go???  We used to have many of them in the garden before…


  1. August 3, 2013 at 4:08 pm


    Yes, +Luis Tirso “Louie” Rivilla and his wife Lourdes “Lulu” Cojuangco were/are renowned for their Catholic charities.

    There are two posts in this blog about the Cojuangco family: “Life in Paniqui” and “The power and the glory”. Look for these in the search window. Although these do not directly mention Luis Tirso Rivilla and Lourdes Cojuangco, they can serve as excellent backgrounds on their family.

    Toto Gonzalez

  2. Melinda Jankord-Steedman said,

    July 29, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Hello, I came upon your site while searching for Louie and Lulu Rivilla. They were most kind to my uncle Fr. Jerry Jankord, OMI who served in the Philippines until his early death from lung cancer in about 1970. Their generousity to Fr. Jerry was legendary in our family. Is there a family history site to learn more about them? Many thanks

  3. Mike Jordana said,

    May 6, 2013 at 5:48 am

    Oooooooh! I HATE it when I misspell a word I should know. Sorry, it’s “proselytize.”

  4. Mike Jordana said,

    May 6, 2013 at 5:45 am

    Now, now, Toto, cheer up! Better “some form of environmental awareness in this country” now rather than never. Our Earth (even in the Philippines) is remarkably resilient. As long as we can keep the spark of environmentalism going, and getting steadily bigger, there’s still hope. But we need to fan the flames, get others involved, proselytize a little without getting tiresome and “makulit.” It’s not an easy process, but change never is.

  5. May 6, 2013 at 1:18 am


    You’re absolutely right!!! It’s only been a few years that there’s been some form of environmental awareness in this country. As usual, it’s already too late as the rivers and other waterways have been polluted by toxic chemicals, big trees have been cut, the air heavy with smog, open spaces turned to haphazard residentials, etc, etc.. And it’s not going to change, what with the prevailing culture of greed and ignorance.

    Toto G

  6. Mary Garlicki said,

    May 4, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Too many lights! Too much development!

  7. Mike Jordana said,

    April 29, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Hmm, your blogs are getting shorter and shorter, Toto, heh heh.

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