I arrived in Kalibo at around 4:15 in the afternoon on July 31, 2007, paid an official visit to Director II Evelyn Ejar, CSC-Aklan Provincial Office as I am about to investigate and validate the information supplied by a candidate of the search for outstanding civil servant, who happens to be from Aklan. After paying a courtesy call to Aklan Governor Carlito S. Marquez, I was fetched by my cousin Jones Arrieta, the provincial head of the Cooperative Development Authority in Aklan. We visited our Aunt Elpha Rodrigazo Arrieta at Aklan Mission Hospital. At the hospital, Tiya'y Elpha informed us that she will leave the hospital on August 1, 2007, the next day. The doctors assured her that she is in good health and fit to leave. We proceeded to Jones' house, afterwards. Arnel dropped-by and offered a room at her friend's hotel "Atong-Atang", who later became my friend too, "Ate Omy". The following morning, I reported to work in CSC-Aklan Provincial Office and conducted investigation the whole day with Director Ejar as my guide. Meanwhile, Tiya'y Elpha went home to Libacao to take care of his husband, Napoleon, who is in coma for over a month.
Jones Arrieta, who is now the Aklan Province's Provincial head of the Cooperative Development Authority, requested me to drop-by at their home early in the morning at around 7:00 a.m. before my scheduled flight for Manila at 11:20. After going back in "Atong-Atang" at around 2:00 a.m. the day before, I woke up at 5:30, fixed my things and left Omy's went to Jone's home and took pictures. Jones with his 5 little children. He was very proud to show me the medals of Jushua. My relatives and Arnel's friend, "Ate Omy" of Atong-Atang provided for my board and lodging where I stayed and spend my time after work while I was in Kalibo and I am thankful to have such a nice relatives.
Do not be surprise if Arnel Arrieta, Jr. and his friends shall be regularly featured in this blog site soon. I volutarily made this site for this talented young person by the name of Arnel Arrieta, Jr., my nephew, who I hope will served as a beacon to unite Aklanons here and abroad through modern technology, the internet. I hope that Arnel maintains his idealism in reporting factual news through the Aklan Cable Television to be reinforced by this privately operated blog site, for my nephew, whose grandmother is a Rodrigazo. I hope too that I can go back to Kalibo in the near future.