History of the Association
For twenty-nine years, our characteristics, motto, goals and attitude
fit the above poem. We were just few; who taught of easing homesickness by forming an organization of townmates involved in
social and community services. At a party hosted by the late, Ernesto “Totoy” Rodriguez, and wife Dr. Tita H.
Rodriguez, few individuals, composing of the late Aurelia M. Lanting and daughter Josie Lanting Acosta, Severino Rodriguez
and wife Lolita, the late Floro Bustamante Huerto and wife Irene, the late Paul Costa, Jr and Mila Catuncan Costa came to
idea that gave birth to INDANG CAVITE ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHER CALIFORNIA in 1976.
Paul Costa, Jr. and Mauricio p. Gil was elected President and Vice-President respectively.
Maura Panganiban Gil, Aurelia Mojica Lanting, Nieves Mojica Catuncan and Anastacia de las Alas become advisors. Simple goals
bind us together and reminisces the life, our relatives and love ones back home. Activities geared towards meetings and parties
bonded the group together. As the years went by, membership increased and so did anxiety and restlessness from the San Diego membership, who
thought of forming their own group due to distance between San Diego and Los
Angeles, however, our group continued with our events with the San Diego
group. After fulfilling our initial goal of promoting and enhancing Philippine culture among the youth, we move forward towards
other goals such as, to give scholarship to needy but deserving students of Don Severino Agricultural College (now Cavite
State University) in Indang, to promote sportsmanship among local youths through various sports activities. Through the Caviteņos
of Southern California, who sponsors annual basketball tournament from among towns in Cavite.