SCENE CITY| Arleen San Jose Aportadera @ 60

NEW YEAR celebrations had barely passed when another event gathered the family and friends at the Chippens Garden in Cabantian. We remember the place to be a Christmas village, the whole year displaying Christmas decors, for the guests to enjoy an atmosphere of celebrating the yuletide season no matter what month.

Arleen San Jose aportadera, is the eldest daughter of University of Mindanao Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Pedro B. San Jose and Angelina de Leon-San Jose of Tagum City, turned sixty on January 12, 2015. It was a surprise party which the family prepared for her on January 11.

Arleen retires this month from BPI as Senior Manager and Preferred Banking Relationship Manager of BPI-Davao – JP Laurel, Gaisano Mall and Abreeza Mall Branches. The past 38 years were spent working in the banking industry, starting at Traders Royal Bank and moved to Far East Bank in 1996 until its merger with the Bank of the Philippine Islands in 2000.

Arleen served as President of the Davao City Bankers Association in 2010 and the ayala Business club of Davao in 2007-2008. She was also a Director of the American Chamber of Commerce. Her time for her favorite civic organization was devoted to the Rotary Clubm having been Past President of Rotary Club of Pagans Davao in RY 2000-2001.

Support for children with Cancer is Arleen’s main advocacy, through the House of Hope at the Souothern Phhilippines Medical Center. She is the current Secretary of the Davao Children Cancer Fund, Inc., an organization that responds to thoe needs of children with cancer in Davao City and Mindanao.

Family, co-workers and friends expressed their love for Arleen through touching speeches, songs and dance.

Photos: Karlo Tomas

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