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The town of Paete, Laguna is 15-minute drive to Pagsanjan Falls & 45 minutes to and from Manila (without traffic! :-) otherwise takes almost 2 to 3 hours or more in real time today).
above, left: Sunset at Paete 'Wawa'(Lakeside) Park
The lake is the Laguna Lake and the
mountain is the Sierra Madre.
The Paete website, created by Internet guru, Rey Q. Carolino at www.paete.org instantly gathered hundreds of Paetenians all over the world. Paetenians International, Inc. led by Virgil Madriñan began offline communication through Ver's PI Inc. Newsletter sent via Postal mail all over the world. In late 2000, PI Inc. began a project to computerize the Paete Elementary Schools for "Batang Paete" (school children of Paete).
In 2001 the "AlayComputer" project was launched by the global Paetenians International chapters as a lifetime project under the PAETECH Foundation's flagship implemented by a group led by then, former mayor (and present mayor until 2012) the Hon. Emmanuel Cadayona.Our new mayor is former Vice Mayor, Mutuk Q. Bagabaldo.
The 3 elementary schools of Paete, Laguna
Later development brought about the birth of another Primary School at the Papatahan Mountain serving a thriving population of new families in the upland barrio of Papatahan.
Another recent development is the addition of a Special School for the Blind at the Paete Elementary School.
There is now, for the past few years, also a private School for the Autistic children of Paete.
in the Paete schools
project development progression, by date:
On August 1, 2005,
the e-Mentoring program of
was successfully implemented in the 3
elementary school buildings. Most enthusiastic and devoted sponsor, a
Paetenian, chemistry professor and chair of the Undergraduate program of
the Georgetown University, Washington, DC.
volunteered 3 weeks of his summer vacation, training and working with
the teachers, pupils, parents and municipal officials in the
implementation of the
Oracle think.com program and the
Internet/WWW technologies. See detailed news at
forum at the
In January 2006: The very beginnings of the first national high school to be situated in the town of Paete was launched after 2 Paetenians sisters (Menchee Q. Fulgado & Norie Q. Catiis donated their inherited piece of real estate in honour of their parents, whereupon a building is now standing and finishing constructions. At this time the nearest public high school where Batang Paete would go is next town of San Juan, Laguna National High School, about a kilometer away from Paete.
By now Paetenians International members have immediately extended the AlayComputer project to the new and very first public high school in Paete, Laguna. A big percentage of Batang Paete are from poor families. Where the public high school is tuition-fee-free, families without money still cannot send a child to high school because of required entrance and maintenance school fees.
The Poten $20 Club Scholarship
The Ramon Quesada Foundation
Later development: Dr. Menchee Quesada-Fulgado, a retired psychologist, one of the sisters who donated the land for the high school building started an Awards Foundation for the Poten High School student winners of essay contests and pre-university scholarship assistance to outstanding new graduates.
The new building
Left to Right: Pioneer students Assembly, middle, the PEATECH FOUNDATION fo the Alay Computer volunteers second from left is Raul Roque, Paetech president with the QES Principal, Maam Warlita Afuang on his right, 3rd from left Lee Quesada, to her right is the Quinale Elementary School Math & Technology teacher. The last photo on the right are students going home to the town proper after school. (Uwian na!)
February 15, 2007: To date, in Paete, all 3 elementary schools, the first public high school which is still officially a branch of the San Juan, Laguna Elementary School (pending Dep of Ed accreditation as Paete's first public high school to be named Poten & Eliseo Quesada Memorial National High School (PEQMNHS) and the town municipal building are now on Internet wireless network through assistance from the CISCO team. The network is maintained by the AlayComputer (BatangPaete) project so ably led by Dr. De Dios who is based at Georgetown U in Washington, DC.
THE MILESTONE IS REALIZED: PIONEER CLASS of 2007:
POTEN&ELISEO QUESADA NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
The PEQMNHS website is at http://peqmnhs.tripod.com/ being constructed by Senior students of the high school led by Rene James (Ar-jhay) Balandra (creator, webmaster)
The Milestone realized!
The 'Poten & Eliseo Quesada Memorial National High School'
January 2, 2011: Lee has not been back to Paete since 2005. The Paetenians International Inc. (PI) has plans of holding the next PI Summit Get-together in 2012. The last Summit was held on the Paetenian Alaska Cruise 2010. http://paete.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=10594.
Saida's $20-Club Scholarship
is assisting more than 200 students from indigent families of
Paete to enter
The sisters, Menchee and Norie, the donors of the high school lot visit the hometown every year in June to attend the High School Foundation Day celebrations honouring their parents, Paetenians Eliseo and Poten Quesada.
Beloved Paetenian couple, Mr. & Mrs. Tom & Cia (Afurong) Altamero, come home every year to attend to their voluntary project for the high school students in the mathematics department through their innovative Math puzzles, challenges & contests held at the town plaza.
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