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TIMOTEO MEDINA SAGUINSIN was born with his twin sister Maxima M. on May 13,1936, to Angel M. and Sixta G. Medina-Saguinsin in the scenic town of Angono, Rizal, Philippines.  He also had an older brother and three other sisters. He completed his elementary education at Angono Elementary School in April, 1949.  During his senior year (1952-53)  at Rizal High School in Pasig, Rizal, Philippines, he was the Filipino Language (Tagalog) Editor of the school newsletter, The Rizalian.

On February 10, 1961, he joined the United States Navy, and after specializing in Electrical (Technical) Systems and serving more than twenty-six years, he retired a Naval Officer on May 1, 1987.  He and his wife Dolores R. Tolentino-Saguinsin have three children and four grandchildren and live in Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.A., where they are enjoying retirement.  A prolific writer, he has written a number of poems and essays for publications.  For his love of the arts and culture, he wrote this book of poetry, Life in Angono, a work in local color.

U.S.Navy Service Medals, Awards, Letters of Appreciation and Recognition
1.   U. S. Navy Good Conduct Medals (Four) (From 1961 to 1978)
2.   National Defense Service Medal
3.   Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Cuba)
4.   Vietnam Service Medal
5.   Vietnam Campaign Medal
6.   Letter of Appreciation From the Commanding Officer, U.S.S. VULCAN
      (AR-5) For Sustained Outstanding Performance of Duties                              
      September 11, 1979 to February 29, 1980.
 During his retirement, CWO4 Timoteo Medina Saguinsin received the United States of 
 America Flag, Retirement Certificate and Retirement Plaque with all the Duty Stations 
 he served for more than twenty-six years of Honorable service to the U. S. NAVY. His
 wife, Dolores R. Tolentino-Saguinsin also received a Certificate of Appreciation for being
 a U. S. NAVY WIFE, The TOUGHEST JOB IN THE U. S. NAVY from the Commanding
 Officer of the U. S. Naval Surface Force Atlantic Fleet (COMNAVSURFLANT) during the
 Retirement Ceremony of her husband, February 28, 1987, at the CINCLANFLT
 Headquarters, Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.A.  CWO4 Timoteo Medina Saguinsin retired from
 the U.S.NAVY last May 1, 1987 as a Chief Warrant Officer Four (CWO4), Electrical
 (Technical) Specialty since joining the service last February 10, 1961 at U. S. Naval
 Station, Sangley Point, Cavite City, Cavite, Philippines.
7.   Certificate of Recognition U.S.Navy Service during period of the COLD WAR
      September 2, 1945 to December 26, 1991 in Promoting PEACE and STABILITY
      of the U.S.A. Given by the SECRETARY of DEFENSE WILLIAM S. PERRY
 
  CIVILIAN Awards, Medals, Letters of Appreciation, Recognition Award, etc.
1.    Letter of Appreciation for Teaching Filipino Language Program, May 21, 1994.
2.    Letter of Appreciation for Teaching Fundamentals of Filipino Language,               
       August 28, 2000 Fil-Am CAG & Virginia Beach City Public Schools.
3.    Letter of Appreciation for Teaching Fundamentals of Filipino Language,            
      August 27, 2002 Fil-Am CAG & Virginia Beach City Public Schools.
4.   Certificate of Appreciation for Invaluable Support and Participation in the  Philippine
      Embassy, Washington, D, C., U.S.A., HERITAGE II Program as a Featured
      Author/Poet on the occasion of the Filipino-American Heritage month, given by the
      Philippine Ambassador to the U. S.A., Hon. Albert F. del Rosario at the Philippine
      Embassy, Washington, D. C., U.S.A., October 16, 2004.
5.   Plaque Awarded for Participation in the Philippine Embassy HERITAGE II         
     Program – Presented to Timoteo Medina Saguinsin by Philippine                         
     Ambassador to the U. S. A. Hon. Albert F. del Rosario at the                           
     Philippine Embassy, Washington, D. C., U.S.A., October 16, 2004.

TIMOTEO MEDINA SAGUINSIN, an Alumnus of RIZAL HIGH SCHOOL (1952-53), Pasig, Rizal, Philippines  was an Awardeeof  a  2005 TEODORA (The Elite Order of Distinguished & Outstanding Rizalian Alumni)AWARD for CULTURE, MEDIA and the ARTS (LITERATURE), given by the RIZAL HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, INC., Pasig City, Philippines,December 3, 2005 at the Rizal High School Gymnasium, Pasig City, Philippines.

Certificate of Appreciation School of Creative & Performing Arts (SCAPA), Philippine Cultural Center of Virginia (PCC of VA) for Volunteerism and Outstanding Commitment to the Youth Program of Council of United Filipino Oranization of Tidewater (CUFOT), Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.A., December 17, 2005

Certificate of Appreciation for Volunteer works and services for the Youth Program by Poem Reading to the Third Graders of Seatack Elementary School, Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Virginia Beach, Virginia, U. S.A., February 1, 2006.  Certificate of Appreciation was signed by the Principal, Seatack Elementary School and the Third Grade Teacher of the School.

 

 

 

 

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