Cousins making waves across the Pacific

By October 20, 2019News, Overseas

MALEN Bernadette Bustria Bernardo Pilon and Sabel Bustria Braganza have roots in Dagupan because their mothers are sisters. But each one is living her own dream making waves from either side of the Pacific.


 Malen lives in Dagupan City while Sabel lives in Los Angeles, California.

Early this week, both cousins made news in their respective careers from each’s side of the Pacific.

Malen who graduated with a Nursing degree from the University of Luzon, was appointed and confirmed as Dagupan City’s Population Commission  Officer.


Sabel, on the other hand, who holds a Computer Science degree from the University of California Irvine, made headlines in the LA gourmet scene when she was promoted Chef of the trendy West Hollywood EP&LP Rooftop Lounge.

Rufino Bernardo and Helen Bustria Bernardo who were in the local media but have since immigrated and retired in the US, are the proud parents of Malen who is the older of two siblings.

Sabel is the youngest daughter of Engr Ferdinand Braganza and Remedios Bustria, a Pharmacy Board Topnotcher and long-time manager of a pharmacy firm in Los Angeles. (Rex Catubig/LA, USA)

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