Time for celebrating achievements

Taylor Bello Sankey, Kappa Sigma fraternity alumnus

Student intern of the late Sen. John McCain wants to pursue career in cybersecurity.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Taylor Bello Sankey, son of Marty and Batangueña Lyn Bello Sankey, graduated from the University of Arizona, Eller College of Management, with a B.S. in Management Information Systems.  He also completed Cybersecurity boot camp from Evolve Security and plans to pursue his career in Cybersecurity.  He’s currently getting job interviews from different companies.

In college, the younger brother of Troy Sankey worked as a student intern for Senator John McCain and also did summer internship as Systems Analyst at one of the tech companies in Scottsdale, AZ.  He’s a Kappa Sigma fraternity alumnus.

In high school, Taylor, 22, was a varsity pitcher and played golf on baseball off-season.

“He’s been playing golf since he was five-years-old and got his first hole-in-one when he was 16,” says proud mom Lyn.

Taylor also loves playing basketball – played in grade school through high school, and also played for the fraternity league.

Now it’s time perhaps for parents Marty and Lyn to take a step back and watch their son shine and thrive in the real world.

LA HABRA, Calif. –             “CROSSROAD2”: Fifth one-man painting exhibition of Bobby Romero at the La Habra Art Gallery, La Habra, California, started January 12, and will end on February 3. Photo shows the artist posing with delight besides his “Passage to Eternity” painting during the opening of his art exhibit. He explains with conviction: “My spirituality and my curiosity of Eastern belief, mysticism and fascination of outer space laid the foundation for my true belief in the art of surrealism.” Salvador Dali, Joan Miró and Max Ernst are just some of the names that ring a bell on people’s mind when it comes to this brand of art.

Rekindled passion

Agnes with, from left: Rodrigo Swerte Felipe, Eleanor Dullas, Cathy Cruz and husband ConGen Adel S. Cruz

CERRITOS, Calif. – After her sold-out ‘Timeless’ concert on Nov. 29, 2018, presented at Josephine’s by Calle Sirena, Agnes Santos, a seasoned mortgage professional, is gearing up for yet another concert, by popular demand.

This is passion rekindled as Agnes, the newly-elected treasurer of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Tri-County, used to sing in the Philippines, but set that aside when she came to the United States.

“I did some stints at the Manila Peninsula and Fiesta Pavilion, she offered, “as well as at the Casino Filipino. I also sang,” she added, “at the Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi, India.”

‘Timeless Part 2’ will also be staged at Josephine’s on March 15, and her special guest is Miguel Vera – singer, songwriter; and Crisostomo Ibarra in the ‘Noli Me Tangere’ musical produced by Teatro Pilipino USA. He was also a cast member of the London revival of Miss Saigon.

During her first concert, Agnes shared the stage with Maricar Cabansag, Val Villar and the ‘Living Jazz Legend’ Tateng Katindig, keyboard and musical director, along with co-artists Charmie Morales, Tina Cruz, and Alvin Reyes. Members of the band include Noel Lopez (sax and keys), Jerry Cruz (bass), Myke Gonzaga (guitar) and David Cowan (drums).

“It was truly an evening of great music, lasting friendships and sweet memories,” Agnes expressed.

Her playlist has quite a timeless quality, too. Agnes’ intro spiel was ‘Sweet Love’ by Anita Baker and her 20th song was ‘Through the Fire’ by Chaka Khan, followed by encore requests during which time she called her daughter Angelic to the stage.

“A dollar a song,” she quipped (referring to the price of the concert ticket).

Her repertoire also included Charice’s version of ‘Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin,’ Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Maybe This Time,’ and ‘Bridges’ by Sergio Mendez, among others.

For her March 15th concert, she will have the same producer, musical director and musicians with the addition of Takahito Mori (guitar); and lights and sound engineering by Luigi Dizon.

 

Profession

A trusted mortgage professional, Agnes Santos-Claveria is equipped with 15 years of progressively responsible mortgage origination and home loan consultancy experience and is licensed with the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System.  Armed with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with concentration in marketing, Agnes says she “always strives to identify and tailor appropriate home loan programs to suit the unique needs of the target clientele.” She develops and manages effective and sustainable relationships with key business partners in the mortgage industry.

She’s a recognized strong team builder and role model adept at cultivating relationships with diverse target populations. Besides being an officer of the FACC Tri-County, she’s also a member of the Gawad Kalinga E-Rotary Club, and board member of the Asian Real Estate Association of America North Los Angeles (newly-installed Nov. 8, 2018, at the Odyssey Restaurant in Granada Hills); and a children’s foundation called Alexis Louise Quiza (ALQ) Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 foundation for the lost, abandoned and abused children in the Philippines and some parts of the U.S.

Agnes’ education path includes Paco Catholic School; timeless University of Santo Tomas, (owing to its more than four hundred years of quality Catholic education), School of Economics; and Argosy University, Orange County, for her MBA in Marketing. She was former Asst. Vice President at Metrobank and former senior manager at PCI Bank. Additionally, she was sales manager at Nexcap Home Loans and branch manager at Georgetown Mortgages.