2009 Padyak Pinoy Champion
A farmer by day and a tricycle by night, the
unassuming Joel Calderon of Guimba,
Nueva Ecija rode the final stage of the 2009
Padyak Pinoy Tour of Champions on a borrowed
bike and with the loyal support of Novo Ecijano
riders led by fellow Guimbanian Oscar Rindole to
become the second Novo Ecijano to be national
tour champion since San Jose City’s Armando Catalan in 1988.

Indigenous Visual Artist

For Mark Lawrence Libunao, garlic is not
just an everyday cooking item in their
small noodle restaurant but also a medium
in expressing his deep artistic talent as a
painter.His paintings in garlic oil were
first showcased in GMA 7’s “Jessica Soho
Report” then by “Ripley’s Believe it or Not”
and are now nationally recognized pieces
of art.

A 68 years old and a retired gov’t employee
since 2005 from BFAR and Paez (a former
municipal treasurer Salvador Esguerra son
of the late of the town) Luzona Mateo, born
in 1942 at Bunol, was a national GAWAD OSCAR
M.FLORENDO awardee thru his info-material
FOTO DIKIT in 2002 as regional info officer of
the Bu. of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources (BFAR).

Retired Education Supervisor for Music & Arts
Department of Education, Division of Nueva Ecija
Certificate in Music Education – Philippine
Normal University M.A in Psychology – Philippine
Statesman College Trainer/Coach/Conductor – Children’s
Choir, Teachers Choir Church Choir,
Community Choir, Drum and Lyre Corps

F.M. Reyes
Director of ABS-CBN
Hometown: Guimba, Sto. Cristo District
Born: October 30, 1972
Married to Rita Avila (Aha E. Reyes)
Elementary & High-School Educ. (OLSHA)
Cum Laude UP Diliman
Film & Audio Visual Communications 1993

Atty. Edwin P. Jacoba
Was born on January 7, 1944 in Guimba, Nueva
Ecija. He finished his High School in Corigidor
College. He finished his of Arts in Political
Science at the Unversity of the Philippines in
He persued his interest at U.P. College of Law
graduated in 1968 and passed the Bar the
year after. In 1981, he was a Fulbright Scholar
at the Department of Political Science,
University of Kansas Lawrence, U.S.A.
He served the government in difference
capacities from 1964 until his death and
had carved a distinction of being an excellent
and respectable administrator in the field of
public Service. Among the position he held in
government were: Vice President of
Development and Assistant Profesion in
Community Development, Mindanao State
University. Marawi City, 1987-1988;
Secretary, Senate of the Philippines,19-1991;
Executive Director, Senate of the Agriculture
and Fisheries Council (NAFC) 1998-1999
Director Agriculture Training Institute, 1999-march 2003.
He was a project leader in implement in Various
project development areas such as education,
local government, and mass having with an
outstanding experience in public/government and private sector.
In recognition of his significant contirbution of
public Service, he ws recognition by the
Municipality of Guimba as its outstanding
citezen, in 1990.
Likewise, his dedication and commmitment to
improve the quality of decation has besttowed
upon him the Fraternity Award of Legal
Education by the Sigma Rho Fraternity
U.P. College of Law in 1987. And Guimba
Association Award in Education in 1975.