Vallejo: trade mission to RP

September 6, 2006 at 1:21 am Leave a comment

Ok… having spent a few years there in the very early part of my youth. I do not know really what there might be to export from Vallejo to here. But then again that WAS a long time ago!

Terry’s- a former landmark owned by the Cortola family along I-80 northbound and southbound just before the bridge was a landmark there for decades. My Dad worked the family for a few years back shortly after we migrated to the mainland from Guam – I went to school in nearby Benicia – although I did spend a few days in Vallejo schools.

Before winding up at St. Dominic’s in Benicia – ah… so long ago now it seems. I spent a few years there and still have my old sixth grade photo’s from Mr. Lynch’s class!

Our Principal was Filipina nun by the name of Sister Maristella… so Filipinos teaching in the area goes back a couple of decades at least

Anyhow – the Time Herald ran this story … on what “could be the start of a lucrative trip…”

[]”Vallejo pursues Philippines trade
Vallejo Times-Herald, CA – If all goes well with what organizers believe is Vallejo’s first officially sanctioned trade mission to the Philippines, “[]

But I do know it might be an investment in wealthy equity rich northern California Fil-ams who increasingly are getting to be major players in the Valley of Joe’s.

Also the area has a lot of potential investors who might be on mission that could work both ways. With property markets tapering off a bit in northern California.

And a slightly improved Peso to Dollar trade level the mission might work to be able to have those have’s here look to Vallejo to invest in – property wise it is still a great buy and not too far from San Francisco.

Also there is the former Mare Island shipyards now a major redevelopment area as well the Marine World Africa USA there!

Many parts of the community there are in fact built on fortunes made from here across the seas – from 1900’s a number of notable Vallejo residents made thier money in the past colonial era here in fact – and not to mention – the scores of early Filipino migrants and pensionado’s who literally built many of the areas from Vallejo to Sacramento and Stockton at the turn of the last Century.

So – welcome over…



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