Please pray for the eternal repose of her soul by including her in your everyday prayers. A special mass was offered for her
on Sunday, 11 November 2007 at St. Rose of Lima Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Another Holy mass offering is
scheduled on Sunday , 18 November at 5 p.m. at St. Michael the Archangel at 805 Wayne Ave., Silver Spring, Maryland.
Mass/Prayers are also being scheduled for her by friends, co-teachers and various Fil-Am organizations.
The Migrant Heritage Commission (MHC) will pursue investigation of Irene’s untimely demise.
Viewing and memorial services at Rendon Hale Funeral Home, 9013 Annapolis Rd., Lanham, Maryland 20706
Tel.No.: 301-577-7787 on the following dates:
16 November 2007 (Friday)
5-9 p.m. Mass from 5-6 p.m. to be celebrated by Rev. Fr . Clarito M. Jundis
17 November 2007 (Saturday)
4 pm to 12 midnight
4:30-5:30 p.m. Mass /Special Prayers
8-9 p.m. Eulogy; Mass and final blessings by Rev. Fr. Paul John Camiring
|Migrant Heritage Commission’s
FILIPINO OVERSEAS MIGRANT
|THE HOMECOMING OF A MODERN DAY HEROINE – NELIA HOLGADO
Metro Washington D.C.- Sad as it may seem but it was a stark reality for Nelia Holgado – only 6 to 12
months to live with her end stage of mestatic breast cancer which has spread to her lungs and liver.
Nelia, after being informed that chemotheraphy and surgery did not work to heal her ailment, decided
to quit her fight against cancer and expressed her desire to go home. All she prayed for was for
someone to give her a plane ticket and a companion to bring her home safely to the Philippines. But
she got a lot more than what she asked for. Yvonne Horneffer of the Bicol Association in Metro
DC and a Fil-Am Nurse practitioner of the National Institute of Health brought Nelia’s plight to the
attention of the community.
FIL-AM Leaders present Nelia a Certificate of Recognition attesting to her significant contribution
leaders : MHC’s Atty. Arnedo Valera, Grace Valera-Jaramillo & Carl Abella, Day-by-Day’s Christian
Ministry Pastor Andy, BOGWAS’ Cory Doverte, Mabuhay’s Lulu Alexander, APODCAA’s Ferdie Gomez, Circulo
Pampagueno’s Roy Dizon, Novo Ecijano’s Sonia Coleman, Ang Bulakenyo’s/PNB’s Mel Reyes and BIMAK’s
Evelyn de Jesus. Other leaders who joined later were Ilocandia’s Ass’n Clarita Chan, ISA’s and North
Star’s John & Merly Eda, Dr. Myrna Ortega of APPA & Joy in the Spirit of the Lord Prayer Group in
Baltimore, MHC’s Jesse A. Gatchalian, key officers of the El Shaddai Charismatic Group of St.
Stephen in Washington D.C., and other groups.
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GLADYS TORDIL- PG County Filipino Teacher
Prince George’s County, Maryland, U.S.A.
Let us pray for the eternal repose of the soul of GLADYS TORDIL, the PG County Filipino Teacher who died of fatal shooting, Thursday, May 5,
2016. Gladys was gunned down by her own husband Eulalio Tordil at High Point High School (PG County, Maryland). Gladys was a Chemistry
Teacher of Prince Georges County Public School (PGCPS). She was a victim of domestic violence. She is survived by her two minor daughters
who is now in FOSTER CARE after the tragedy.
GLADYS hails from Pikit, South Cotabato, Philippines. She was a High School Class Valedictorian, Notre Dame High School and a Beauty
Pageant winner,Mutya ng Pikit , South Cotabato. She was also an active member /supporter of the PIKITENOS INTERNATIONAL Midwest East
Upon the request of the family (her mother and siblings) of Gladys in the Philippines, the Migrant Heritage Commission (MHC) , the Metro
Washington DC-based service-oriented NGO serving immigrants, will take charge of repatriating/shipping her remains to the Philippines. This
arrangement is also being coordinated with the Philippine Embassy in Washington .D.C. since the shipment requires proper Philippine
government documentation to the Philippines. The sudden demise of Gladys left her two minor children helpless hence we are appealing for
financial assistance (any amount is appreciated) to help ship her remains and assist the children financially and psychologically survive this
Any amount of donation (be it a dollar or $ 5.00 or $ 10.00 or more) will be more than welcome. Please make checks payable to MIGRANT
HERITAGE COMMISSION (MHC) with memo (Funeral & Repatriation -GLADYS FUND) and mail to MHC’s new office address: 3900 Jermantown
Road, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030.
DONATIONS MAY ALSO BE MADE ONLINE through www.migrantheritage.org, then click on DONATE and state it’s for GLADY’S FUND.
Rest assured that all donations will be properly accounted for and will be used for the intended funeral and other related expenses. Once
repatriation expenses have been fully covered, the remaining donations will all be given to the children.
Viewing/MEMORIAL SERVICES will be announced in due course.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
Maraming salamat po.
MIGRANT HERITAGE COMMISSION (MHC)
Executive Directors: Atty. Arnedo Valera Grace Divina Valera Jesse A. Gatchalian
Metro Washington D.C. , U.S.A.
202-247-0117/ 202-631-8856/ 703-273-1196
MHC on DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
While our community continue to grieve for Gladys tragic death, we must all stand up and act in unity to stop the epidemic of domestic violence. It
hurts people.It injures and breaks the emotional and psychological state of mind of a person. And it kills. Domestic violence transcends ethnicity.It
happens in every nationality. We can contribute to stop domestic violence by equipping ourselves with knowledge and information on domestic
violence,its symptoms and the traumatic effects that permanently scar the lives of thousands of women and children, if not the ultimate tragedy of
death like what happened to Gladys. MHC strongly urge the community to reach out to people whom they know are victims or has reason to
believe that they are victims of domestic violence and spousal abuse including children. There is a domestic abuse hotline that you can call, a
place for shelter and legal assistance. The most important is to place them in a safe,secured and caring environment.
The number of women murdered in this country by current husband or former spouse or live in partner nearly doubled the number of US soldiers
killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 & 2012(6,r88 troops killed compared to 11,766 murdered women because of domestic violence.
Every year, 4.8 million women in the US experience physical violence by an intimate partner or legal spouse. It is an epidemic not a singular
incident. (Rev.Atty Arnedo Valera, Grace Divina Valera and Jesse A. Gatchalian MHC Exec.Directors)
|Total Donations Received for Gladys Fund as of Today, May 31, 2016 is
Thank you for your Donations!