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                The Narciso Foundation Inc. (NFI) was organized for the original purpose of maintaining close ties among all family members who are direct descendants of Guillermo S. Narciso of Concepcion, Tarlac, thus enabling clan members to assist and support one another whenever necessary. NFI was officially incorporated last March 19, 1984, when its Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws were filed and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Today,  the NFI has more than 300 members, spread out all over the Philippines and in countries such as Japan, the U.S.A., Canada, the Middle East, etc.

Guillermo S. Narciso (1867-1933)        

          Guillermo and his four brothers and two sisters were from Caluluan, Concepcion, Tarlac. His younger brothers and sisters were Julian, Gil, Teofista, Alejandro, Benita and Pablo. They were the children of Andres Narciso and Petra Salas, who were originally from a settlement now known as Magalang, Pampanga, and later migrated to the adjoining town of Concepcion, Tarlac, before Guillermo was born.

            He was educated in a Church-run parochial school up to the equivalent of high school. He was mainly self-educated thereafter because he did not have access to universities which were mostly in Manila. He spoke good Spanish as evidenced by the books he left behind. Notwithstanding this, he forbade his children from learning this foreign language because of his strong sense of nationalism.
 
          Guillermo served during the Philippine revolution against Spanish rule as a captain of Filipino rebel forces. Based on masonic paraphernalia he left behind, Guillermo was a ranking mason in his time.        

          Guillermo married Apolonia Puno, daughter of Martin Puno and Monica Maglutac, who were originally from Bacolor, Pampanga. He had six children with Apolonia, namely: Efren, Andres, Constancia, Romulo, Paz and Praxedes. He then became widowed and subsequently married Maria Dungo, daughter of Telesforo Dungo and Miguela Gutierrez whose roots were from San Luis, Pampanga. He had four children with Maria, namely: Amparo, Arsenio, Luis and Zoilo (who died in infancy).

          Guillermo acquired a homestead in Libo, Bantug, La Paz, Tarlac and constructed a house in Caricutan, a sitio of Bantug where the children with Maria spent their childhood days. The house in Caricutan was somewhat oversized for the family's immediate requirements because Guillermo wanted a big space where other people will always be welcome. As one of his surviving children recalls, there were always visitors at the house such that it frequently seemed a small party or a council meeting was going on - with "Tatang Imbo" (as Guillermo was fondly called) presiding over such events. Guillermo was also a horse-riding (perhaps carryover from his days as a soldier) and a horse-loving person and his horses were always an invitation to mischief for his young male children.        

          Of his children, Andres died while still in law school and Efren died in prime age (already working), both unmarried and with no children. The other seven children all eventually married and settled down to raise families of their own.

          Guillermo died in 1933 and his remains are buried at the Catholic cemetery in Concepcion, Tarlac.       

NFI Major Programs

          The existing major programs were conceived not only to meet basic needs but also to express a caring attitude and articulate a family belief that education is the best means to improve one's status in life.

Hospitalization / Medical assistance

          NFI members who are afflicted with major illnesses are provided with some assistance (up to a maximum of P10,000.00) to alleviate financial difficulties.

Educational Scholarships

          NFI members of schooling age who are sufficiently but whose parents are short on funds may apply for scholarship grants subject to approval by the Board of Trustees.

          Additionally, the NFI organizes the yearly family reunion to provide everybody with an opportunity for social interaction. This is usually held every December 30 during the Christmas season.

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          The site was last updated on Dec 17 2014, and it currently has 92 registered member(s). If you wish to become a member too, please click here.  


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Family stories:2014 Guillermo S. Narciso clan reunion: Recap
Posted by: Roberto Jose Narciso on Dec 17 2014 10:40

2014 GUILLERMO NARCISO CLAN REUNION

Greetings to all!

Our Narciso clan reunion was held last November 30, 2014 at the Valle Verde 5 social hall in Pasig, and marks the 30th year anniversary of the Narciso Foundation Inc. (NFI). Everyone enjoyed the food, the fellowship & camaraderie, the games & prizes, the gift exchange, the photo wall exhibit, the video greetings, the talent presentations and the various fund-raising activities such as the “White Elephant” auction and the sale of NFI commemorative items.

We would like to recognize and acknowledge those whose gave generously in terms of time, talent and funds, and who have thus contributed, in a significant way, toward the success of the reunion.

So we would like to express a big THANK YOU…

to Alex Narciso, Carlie Ramos, Freddie Alday, Gus Narciso, Marichu Jayme, Rolly Narciso, Rose Bayot, Teddy Ramos & Tony Narciso for their gracious cash donations to the NFI fund;

to Tony Narciso for generously sponsoring the cash gifts for the games and door prizes;

to Nonoy Bayot, Rolly Narciso, Dinah Lapuz, Carlie & Cristy Ramos, Edwin & Maitet Lapuz, the Valencia cluster, and all those who contributed items which were sold during the "White Elephant" auction;

to SIster Lily Valencia for her beautiful opening prayer;

to Tante Lapuz who tirelessly performed as our "official" photographer for the reunion;

to RIna Narciso for designing the welcome tarpaulin banners, the NFI gift tag and, of course, the popular photo wall;

to Carlie Ramos, Norman de Guzman, Mai-Mai Bayot, CJ Alday and Alex David, who entertained us with their God-given singing talents;

to Gus Narciso & family, Angie Escondo and Senen Alday for their warm video greetings from far away;

to all those who purchased our commemorative NFI fans, carry bags and tumblers;

and, finally, to the 113 clan members who attended the reunion even though it was held outside the traditional December 30 schedule.

We wish you all a Blessed Christmas and a Joyous New Year!!

Hope to see all of you in our next Guillermo S. Narciso clan reunion in 2016…

MABUHAY TAYONG LAHAT!!!

The Ramos and Arsenio clusters

2014 Narciso Reunion hosts & organizers

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Important:2014 Narciso reunion photos
Posted by: Roberto Jose Narciso on Dec 1 2014 11:01

Greetings to all!

The NFI REUNION 2014 photos are ready for viewing at our NFI Dropbox.

1. Go to www.dropbox.com

2. Log-on as nfireunion2014@gmail.com with password nfireunion2014.

3. Go to 'Narciso Reunion 2014' folder and you will find more than 100 photos of the reunion.

A big thanks to Tante Lapuz who worked as the tireless "official" photographer in our gathering and who uploaded all his photos right away for us to see!

Please pass on to the other members of your cluster.

Enjoy the pics!



Best regards,

Bobby Narciso
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Important:NARCISO FOUNDATION INC. (NFI) GIFT ITEMS
Posted by: Roberto Jose Narciso on Nov 25 2014 09:52
Greetings to all!

To celebrate NFI's 30th anniversary (1984-2014), the organizers of this year's reunion, the Seniong Narciso and the Ramos clusters, are offering
for sale three (3) NFI-themed commemorative items which you yourselves can use or give as attractive gifts to friends & business associates.

These gift items all carry the NFI logo and colors and come in gift boxes/packaging with a gift tag printed with a brief history of the foundation.

These items are:
1. a 13" Bayanihan ladies fan (P550)
2. a 16.5" (H) x 17.5" (W) polyester cloth tote bag (P300)
3. a classic "Starbucks-type" all-purpose tumbler (P180)

100% of profits from the sale of these items shall be for the benefit of the NFI.

Samples of these items will be on display during the November 30 reunion and limited quantities will be available for sale at that time.
We are accepting orders starting today either through e-mail, phone, text or FB. You can contact either:

Bobby Narciso (+63 920 922 8090 / bobby.narciso@gmail.com)
Rudy Narciso (+63 917 843 8131 / rudynarciso@yahoo.com)
Bay Ramos (+63 920 938 3884 / ramos_brs@yahoo.com.ph)

So take this wonderful opportunity to complete your Christmas shopping and support your foundation's projects at the same time!
Thank you!

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Important:One more week to go!!
Posted by: Roberto Jose Narciso on Nov 23 2014 06:16

2014 GUILLERMO NARCISO CLAN REUNION - ONE WEEK TO GO!!

Greetings to all!

Please find in the attachment the program of activities for the reunion.
Please pass this on to the other family members of your cluster who are not members of the NFI website.
For those overseas, please encourage them to send their video (or even audio) greetings.
We have allocated time during the program for any clan member who would want to perform and showcase their talents. Just let us know in advance so we can include them in the program.

Thank you and see you all on November 30!!

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Important:Less than two weeks to go!!
Posted by: Roberto Jose Narciso on Nov 18 2014 08:46
LESS THAN TWO WEEKS TO GO!!!

2014 GUILLERMO NARCISO CLAN REUNION
Valle Verde 5 Social Hall, Valle Verde 5 Subdivision
Lanuza Avenue, Pasig City
November 30, 2014

Fellowship & camaraderie * A sumptuous buffet lunch with lechon * Family games * Singing & dancing programs * Special family talent numbers * Door prizes * Exchange gifts * NFI activities & financial updates * Family updates from cluster representatives * Video greetings from overseas clan members * NFI website updates & demonstration * “White Elephant” auction - SEE ATTACHED POSTER.

Hope to see you there!!!
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Important:Update #3: 2014 Guillermo Narciso clan reunion - Instructions on sending your video greeting...
Posted by: Roberto Jose Narciso on Nov 2 2014 05:09

Greetings to all!

For those who are not able to attend the Nov 30 reunion - particularly those overseas - and who would like to send a short video greeting, you can do so in either of 2 ways:

a. Record your greeting using YouTube, Vimeo or other video recording software; Send me the link so we can download your video for playback during the reunion.

b. Record your greeting either through a video camera in mpeg format or record a powerpoint video presentation and upload it to our NFI Dropbox so we can download it over here and play it back during the reunion. The Dropbox upload instructions are:
1. Go to www.dropbox.com
2. Log-on with the following details:
E-mail: nfireunion2014@gmail.com
Password: nfireunion2014
3. Click on the upload icon (located in the upper right portion of the page) and follow the upload instructions.
4. Send me an e-mail (bobby.narciso@gmail.com) that you have uploaded your video file so I can retrieve it.

Thank you & we look forward to your video greeting!
Bobby Narciso

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Important:Reminder of 2014 Guillermo Narciso clan reunion
Posted by: Roberto Jose Narciso on Nov 2 2014 04:38
One more month to go, guys!!
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Important:Update #2: 2014 Guillermo Narciso clan reunion
Posted by: Roberto Jose Narciso on Oct 26 2014 03:55

Attached are the details of the November 30 reunion and a sketch of the map to the venue - Valle Verde 5 social hall.

Hope to see you all on November 30!!

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Important:Update #1: 2014 Guillermo Narciso clan reunion
Posted by: Roberto Jose Narciso on Oct 18 2014 01:41

Greetings to all!

As you know, the Narciso reunion this year will be on Sunday, Nov 30, 2014 and the hosts are the AD Narciso and Ramos clusters. We will be sending a more detailed announcement before the end of the month to inform you of the activities lined up during the reunion.

For those in the Philippines, we hope that you will be able to attend this once-every-two-years get-together.

For those overseas, we will definitely miss you but we know that you will be with us in spirit. If you would like to send short video clips of greetings from you or your family, we would be glad to receive it and show it during the affair.

If you will make an mpeg video clip, you will need to send it to me - maybe thru a file-sharing facility like DropBox since it might be too big to send thru e-mail. I'm in the process of creating an NFI DropBox and I can send you step-by-step instructions (once I figure this out) on how to access and use it for your upload.

Alternatively, you can make a video clip through YouTube and you can just e-mail me the link so we can access it from here.

I hope you are all well and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all an advanced blessed and merry Christmas & a peaceful and safe New Year.

Cheers!

Bobby Narciso

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Announcements:2013 Christmas message by Rolly Narciso, NFI Board of Trustees Chairman
Posted by: Roberto Jose Narciso on Dec 23 2013 09:54

Hi there guys,

The year 2013 has been full of ups and downs, triumphs and tragedies, joys and sorrows. But despite all these, there are plenty of good reasons to look forward optimistically to 2014 and beyond. At this time, I don’t know how to express Christmas greetings in a manner appropriate to this particular yuletide season. So I will instead borrow my favorite lines from a Paul Coelho book (Manuscript Found in Accra):

In the cycle of nature there is no such thing as victory or defeat; there is only movement. The winter struggles to reign supreme, but in the end is obliged to accept spring’s victory, which brings with it flowers and happiness. The summer would like to make its warm days last forever, because it believes that warmth is good for the Earth. But, in the end, it has to accept the arrival of autumn, which will allow the Earth to rest . . . . .

And within that cycle there are neither winners nor losers; there are only stages that must be gone through. When the human heart understands this, it is free and able to accept difficult times without being deceived by moments of glory. . .

Losing a battle or losing everything we thought we possessed will bring us moments of sadness. But when those moments pass, we will discover the hidden strength that exists in each of us, a strength that will surprise us and increase our self-respect. . . ..

Only he who gives up is defeated. Everyone else is victorious.

Indeed, it has been a tough year. With the guidance of the Almighty, we all can overcome these trials and move on to much better times ahead.

With these thoughts in mind, let me wish all of you a blessed Christmas and a joyous New Year!

RollyNarciso

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