1st Apayao Worldwide Grand Homecoming

The 1st Apayao Worldwide Grand Homecoming, (GHC), proudly organized by The Agkakabsat International Movement (AIM) will be held on various days between June 6-12, 2012, in Luna, Apayao. AIM’s goal and mission is to preserve and perpetuate the history of Apayao and provide philanthropic services to fellow Apayao residents and Filipino citizens.

AIM was founded in August 2011 by Naida Piano Raugh, originally from Luna, now living in Germany and the USA, and she has been assisted by fellow Filipinos from the local area and around the world in planning and organizing this 1st Apayao Worldwide Grand Homecoming. This great event is under the patronage of Apayao’s Governor, Hon. Elias C. Bulut, Jr., Congresswoman Leah Begtang, and Mayor Betty Verzola of Luna. Their support has been indispensable and is greatly appreciated.

Key events for the 1st Apayao Worldwide GHC include:

June 6 1:00 p.m. Motorcade around Luna and Pudtol
7:30 p.m. Welcome Party Hosted by our Apayao Governor Bulut and Congresswoman Begtang

June 7 7:30 p.m. Last Canvassing for GHC Queen

June 11 8-9 a.m. Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service
9-12 noon Massive Tree Planting
12-2 p.m. Thanksgiving Luncheon Buffet at Tree Planting Site
2-6 p.m. Distribution of school bags and school supplies,

June 12 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Parade of Candidates
Floats, Marching Band, and Street Dancing Contests
June 12 7:30 p.m. Ms. GHC Coronation

There are candidates representing 7 barangays of Luna and 3 others representing Calanasan, Pudtol, and Flora/Sta Marcela vying for the Ms. GHC Queen crown, a fundraising activity. Some of these candidates are living/working abroad including London, Sweden, USA, Hong Kong, Dubai, and Saudi Arabia. Others are coming from around the Philippines. Whoever raises the most money will be crowned our first Miss GHC.

Funds raised are intended to support various projects including scholarship grants to 1st generation college students; support the 1st ever museum in our province (if the province builds one); support the development of arts specifically in music and dance in elementary, high schools, and colleges in Apayao; distribution of at least 1,000 school bags and supplies, free toothpastes/toothbrushes, and the distribution of 2,000 pairs of eyeglasses and free eye examination to all seniors in Luna and some seniors in other towns that are participating in the GHC celebrations. There will also be a massive coffee seedlings planting activity coordinated with DENR.

Free Raffle tickets will be given to everyone in attendance at the Miss GHC Coronation on June 12. Varied door prizes including household goods and bags of grocery items will be drawn from time to time. One of major prize, as of this writing is a living room set.

This spectacular 1st Apayao Worldwide Grand Homecoming (GHC), 6-12 June 2012, in Luna, Apayao, organized and sponsored by the Agkakabsat International Movement (AIM), reunites the sons, daughters, and friends of Luna, Apayao, with their families and communities and promises to be a fun-filled and heart-warming event! Come and join in the festivities!

For additional information, please see:

1. GHC SCHEDULE:
https://www.facebook.com/messages/?action=read&tid=id.367080786648714#!/Agkakabsat

2. CANDIDATES
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Agkakabsat-International/231536933555400#!/media/set/?set=a.325662180809541.71626.231536933555400&type=1

3. AGKAKABSAT INTERNATIONAL FAN PAGE: Latest update on GHC Activities
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Agkakabsat-International/231536933555400#!/pages/Agkakabsat-International/231536933555400

4. APAYAO JINGLE: APAYAO IPASINDAYAW

For additional information, please contact:

Naida Piano Raugh
Founder, Agkakabsat International Movement
Monterey, California, USA/Wiesbaden, Germany
naidapraugh@aol.com




  • Celiewest

    WOW!exciting! its all coming together smoothly:-)xxx God Bless,

  • Engrtex1

    Agbiag ti Apayao. Agbiag amin OFW! Agbiag amin nga supporters daytoy nga pasken. Sapay ta itultuloy yo napintas nga panggep yo tumulong kakalugaran!

  • Beatriz Sabado

    I have heard of this homecoming from a friend. Thank you Ilocos Sentinel for featuring it. Now, I have a better idea of what it is all about. we will definitely go home!

  • AttyBBC

    Wow! it is true! My family and my friends will come visit. Is there a hotel where we can stay? Thank you.

  • Domingo Family of Sarrat

    I like the Apayao Jingle! My kids can not stop singing it. We will definitely go home! Thak you Ilocos Sentinel for the news!!

  • Brendalyn Casili

    Nagmayaten. See u soon kakalugaran!

  • LucillleB

    Naks! Naka -news pala ang 1st Apayao Worldwide Grand Homecoming! Genius ang naka-isp nito! 

  • Jomar Bareng

    Galing ah!

  • Ray D.

    Naida Piano!!! I knew her in college! We attended so many leadership training together! She graduated top of her class in Northern Christian College as Magna cum laude; and I remember one of the teachers saying if she did not miss one major exam because she was attending a conference, she would have graduated SUMMA. She represented not only Ilocos Norte but the entire Philippines in many international leadership training institute. How can I forget that simple unassuming down -to-earth friend! APAYAO you are lucky to have a daughter like her. Naydz, I sent you an email. I would like to reconnect. It’s been so long! I hope you still remember me.  Let’s plan to get together in the future. Maybe we can collaborate on some leadership seminar for college students?  I am looking forward to hearing from you my friend!!  Old friend, Ray of Northwestern. 

    • Naida Raugh

      Hello Ray!  Kasano koma malipatak tay kasisiriban kada kaguguappuan nga taga NWC???? Crush entero nga Laoag City!!!  Those were the days!  I got your email.  And, thank you for your kind words..  blush, blush… 

      • SIako4ever

        Kaya pala ang galing -galing ng samahang ito. galing ng founder! pero ang credit din sa mga supporters. ang ganda ng samahan ninyo. nakakainggit! Raff, kaya din nating gawin ganito  cuz!!! meeting tayo isali ang Samahang Ilokano Kabagis..  

  • Winnie Santos

    Nagmayat man! Umay kaminto makipagmula kape!  Sino at saan po puedeng mag-apply sa scholarship?

  • H. Dingwasen

    Woweee! 1st Apayao Worldwide Grand Homecoming!!!!  Congratz APAYAO! How can my LOLO avail the free eye exams and free eyeglasses? Tga Conner po. Thanks….

    • maysaak nga sponsor ti eye care mission kabsat..like mo lang toy page ti AIM tapno ma update ka

  • JamesJay of La Union

    BONGGA!!! Sino-sino po mga kandidata?

  • Arittongit23

    Totoo pala!! akala ko one night lang; fiesta ayam nga umaatikabo kasi di ba fiesta din ng Luna? Pare Doming, isaganam tay Elf mo pagluganan tayo. Dakami maka-ammo balon dita dalan. umaykayo ditoy balay ta gatutulag tayo ta sangkabagkatan tayo mapan. Iddiay kayonto balay Pudtol agtarusen. As-asideg ngem Sta. Marcela.

  • Baguiolassie97

    Pasukan na pero punta din kami ng barkada. Mapasyalan din ang Lussok Cave. Salamat Ilocos Sentinel sa information.

  • Lizette U.

    Gusto kong sumaling kandidata sa susunod!!!! Next year, meron din po?

  • MrsPRamos

    Agsasangpet Balikbayan ti Apayao! Ibaon ko man ni lakay ko aglako halo-halo. hi hi hi!

  • Mannycar77

    Aluadan yo lang kakabsat ah- saan yo itulok nga pag fiestaan dagita ambisyoso nga agpolitiko. Madamdama aramaten da daytoy nga pasken tapno laeng agpasikat da.

    • Laarni Arnedo Castillo

      mabalin da agpasikat,agpaguapo kabsat Mannycar,,ngem saan da mabalin agpolitiko..Agkakabsat International ket adda ti nagbabaetan,,awan pulos i endorso na nga politiko….see you there!!!

  • Mannycar77

    Aluadan yo lang kakabsat ah- saan yo itulok nga pag fiestaan dagita ambisyoso nga agpolitiko. Madamdama aramaten da daytoy nga pasken tapno laeng agpasikat da.

  • Pogidawakotalaga

    Ay nagpintas man daytoy nga programa. go go go IAPAYAOS!

  • Bernalyn Danao

    Umay kami man met! taga Cagayan kami.. adu met friends mi dita Luna!!

  • CoraDumlao

    Ganda nga Apayao jingle! Lively na madali nalaka pay masursuro!

  • Laarni Arnedo Castillo

    Agyaman kami kakabsat kadaguiti positibo nga feedbacks yo!Maaw awis kayo amin nga umay makaragragsak,makiinniliw kadaguiti amin nga annak ti Apayao mapa abroad man wenno naggapu kabangibang nga il ili wenno sadino man nga parte ti suli ti pilipinas.Maysa lawas daytoy nga panaggiinniliw,panagkikinnumusta ken  AGKAKABSAT tayo amin…awan nabaknang awan napanglaw…pada pada tayon to amin!!   Iti nagan ti sibubukel nga kameng ti Agkakabsat International  Movement(AIM)-An International Non-Profit Organization, maawis kayo amin,!!!! SEE YOU THERE!!!!!!!!

  • BertKad2094

    Daytoy ti mayat! Agisagut Balikbayans entero pay nga aprobinsiya. Adda koma met kastoy Ilocos lalo ket nagbabaknang taga-ditoy. Kaadduan na met ngamin umay agbakbakasyon, mapan da bumisita opisina ni Mayor, Gobernador wenno sabsabali nga opisyales tapno laeng maki-picture da sa da ipalastog no agsubli da America!

  • Shen Malapit

    Kitan yo dagiti agtitinnulong kadagita projects ket kaadduan OFW.  Hmmmm…. Addan sa dua wenno tallo nga donors taga America.  Mabuhay mga kapatid na OFW. Umay kayo man met ayan mi ditoy Isabela.  Masapul mi kastoy nga programa!!

  • Jamara Binunag Thörn

    thanks ilocos for featuring  1st Apayao Worldwide Grand Homecoming ken agyaman kami kadagiti nagpipintas nga komentaryo yu. God bless us all!! <3 

  • Jamara Binunag

    thanks ilocossentinel for featuring  1st Apayao Worldwide Grand Homecoming ken agyaman kami kadagiti nagpipintas nga komentaryo yu. God bless us all!! <3 

  • Dan Burgos

    Mairana Luna Fiesta daytoy ah.  Kanayon June 12 maudi rabii na ket. Ilocos Sentinel, agyaan kami panangipakdaar yo kadaytoy nga affair. Nagsayaat ta maammuan mi man!!!!  History in the making daytoy sa.  Amin taga-Apayao, intayon gagayyem sumarungkar!!!! Glen, Jun, Dong, Sam, tay tropa tayo ‘pre… Intayo makisala ton last canvassing. he he he!

  • YbanagYlokano77

    Iddiay amin Luna daytoy apo?  Sino sino kakandita?  Thank you.

    • NRaugh

      Hi, 

      Here’s the link showing all the 1st Apayao Worldwide Grand Homecoming.  Meet Fran of London, Jamara of Sweden, Sally of New York City, Claire of HongKong, Yen of Saudi Arabia, Ces of Dubai,  Rulla and Pearl of Tuguegarao City, Dhana of Cavite, and Kate of Quezon City. Here they are.  :))

      https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.325662180809541.71626.231536933555400&type=3

      • NRaugh

        That was supposed to be 1st Apayao Grand Homecoming Candidates….  

  • Lettieranjo

    Thank You so much Ilocos Sentinel! And Yes, Come One Come All!!! On Our very First Grand Home Coming/ Fiesta of our Town Luna Apayao, experience the warmth welcome of our dear kababayans and watch the beautiful presentations of our school kids. So wonderful that We have the opportunity  to do these  kind of event. Thanks to our very own Ms. Naida Piano Raugh for Organizing and be the Pioneer of this awesome way of getting your kababayans to get together and get involve. We Hope to see you All in Luna.MABUHAY!

  • Lettieranjo

    Yes! History in the making…First ever to be done in a small Town. Come and join us, it will be an awesome experience! .

  • Gerald Paulino

    I saw Agkakabsat International Fan Page. Galing ninyo!!! I want to be a part of your group. Yan ang FB account na maipagmalaki. Nagpintas timpuyog yo. Awan agpipinnangas kada agkikinnarit. Wholesome ang samahan! Salamat Ilocos Sentinel for writing about this.  Sana makita ng iba at emulate nila.  Kayo din ang sa Agkakabsat Worldwide di ba? It is nice!

    • Laarni Arnedo Castillo

      wen,kabsat..isu amin jay Agkakabsat worldwide,Agkakabsat Internationa,June 12,2012 GHC..maymaysa dayjay..idjay amin nga mabasa daguiti mapasamak to no GHC…Maawis kayo amin!!!

  • NRaugh

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Agkakabsat-International/231536933555400
    Please visit our Agkakabsat International Fan Page to learn more about the 1st Apayao Worldwide Grand Homecoming.  Thank you!

  • emz

    Everyone is invited to join the fun. We are very glad to read positive comments about the said event. Share the good news and let this event be the venue to meet old comrades, renew acquaintances,meet new friends,  forget indifferences. Let’s work together for a better Apayao..God bless everyone, especially those who are working very hard so this grand event will materialize. Congratulations to Ma’am Naida Piano Raugh and her team mates. Mabuhay ang Apayao!!..