Jucaban, David Guasin (1918–2006)

By Benedicto R. Borja, and Ma. Venus F. Borja

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Benedicto R. Borja, Ph.D. in educational administration (Central Mindanao University, Musuan, Bukidnon, Philippines), is a licensed professional teacher (LPT) and a professor in the School of Theology of Mountain View College, Mt. Nebo, Valencia City, Bukidnon. Philippines Borja is an ordained minister born in Pastrana, Leyte. He worked as a district pastor in the Negros Oriental-Siquijor Mission prior to his current teaching assignment in the School of Theology at Mountain View College (MVC). He is married to Maria Venus F. Borja and they have three children.

Ma. Venus F. Borja (nee Fernandez), Ph.D. in nursing (Silliman University located in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines), is a registered nurse and an assistant professor in the College of Nursing of Ha’il University, Ha’il Region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. She is an active member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Borja has a B.S. in nursing from Mountain View College (MVC), Mt. Nebo, Valencia City, Philippines, and an M.S. in medical/surgical nursing from Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Philippines. She had served as nursing theories teacher for 16 years and as a research coordinator in the School of Nursing at Mountain View College, Mt. Nebo, Valencia City, Bukidnon, Philippines. She is married to Benedicto R. Borja and they have three children.

First Published: January 29, 2020

David Guasin Jucaban was an Adventist evangelist and church administrator from the Philippines.

Early Life 

David Guasin Jucaban was born in Jaro, Iloilo City, Iloilo, Philippines on July 1, 1918.1 At an early age he was orphaned and became responsible for his five younger siblings. Although his sister, Delaida, joined the Seventh-day Adventist Church and worked for the denomination, three other siblings, Zita, Reynaldo and Nicolas, never became Church members. Jucaban joined the Church under the ministry of Tirso Jamandre, Sr.–a philanthropist in Iloilo City–and his wife Segunda.2

Education and Marriage 

Jucaban attended West Visayan Academy (now Adventist Academy-Iloilo), graduating in one of the school’s earliest classes in 1937.3 After attending Philippine Union College (now Adventist University of the Philippines) for one semester,4 Jucaban married Lucia Magbanua (1920-), a native of Cabadiangan, Sipalay, Negros Occidental, Philippines, in 1941.5 Their union was blessed with six children, four of whom became teachers and denominational employees–Esther (1941-), Ephraim (1947-), Elizabeth (1949-), and Elias (1954-).6 Their remaining two children were David, Jr. (1943-), Daniel (1945-).7

Ministry 

Although Jucaban lacked a college degree, leaders at the West Visayan Mission recognized his maturity and responsible nature. He was hired as a church school teacher in 1938, a position he held until March 1940.8 World War II disrupted his career, however, after the war Jucaban became a Bible instructor for the West Visayan Mission in October 1948. In July 1951, he become the mission evangelist, work which he faithfully and diligently conducted for the next seven years. His success as an evangelist and minister was recognized by ordination on February 11, 1956.9 In May 1959, Jucaban was appointed Home Missionary and Sabbath School Secretary, a position he held for six years before he was elected president of West Visayan Mission. In 1972 Jucaban was called to the Negros Mission where he remained until he retired on February 1, 1978.10

Later Life 

Upon retirement Jucaban was granted an honorary ministerial credential.11 He remained active in evangelism and community service in his local region. He was well-regarded in Sipalay City where he was known for presenting early morning devotionals, and leading seminars on time management and smoking cessation. As a result of his community service efforts, he was selected to serve as mayor of the city for one year. Jucaban passed away on September 25, 2006 and was buried in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines.12

Contribution

His ministry endeared him to the community that he was asked to become their OIC Mayor for a year giving him the opportunity to introduce his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ which consequently inspired the church to do with the same zeal and dedication.

Notes

  1. Central Philippine Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, CPUC Secretariat, Personal Service Record of David G. Jucaban, June 1938, (Gorordo Avenue, Cebu City, Philippines: Central Philippine Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists), 1.; Far Eastern Division Sustentation Fund Application, February 1, 1978, 1.

  2. Ephraim G. Jucaban, interview by authors, Bongco, Pototan, Iloilo, December 10, 2017.

  3. Central Philippine Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, CPUC Secretariat, Personal Service Record of David G. Jucaban, February 11, 1956, (Gorordo Avenue, Cebu City, Philippines: Central Philippine Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists), 1.

  4. Central Philippine Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, CPUC Secretariat, Personal Service Record of David G. Jucaban, June 1938, (Gorordo Avenue, Cebu City, Philippines: Central Philippine Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists), 1.

  5. Central Philippine Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, CPUC Secretariat, Far Eastern Division Sustentation Fund Application of David G. Jucaban, 1 February 1978, (Gorordo Avenue, Cebu City, Philippines: Central Philippine Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists), 1.; Central Philippine Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, CPUC Secretariat, Personal Service Record, February 11, 1956, (Gorordo Avenue, Cebu City, Philippines: Central Philippine Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists), 1.

  6. Ephraim G. Jucaban, interview by authors, Bongco, Pototan, Iloilo, December 10, 2017.

  7. Central Philippine Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, CPUC Secretariat, Personal Service Record of David G. Jucaban, 2017, (Gorordo Avenue, Cebu City, Philippines: Central Philippine Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists), 1.

  8. Central Philippine Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, CPUC Secretariat, Far Eastern Division Sustentation Fund Application of David G. Jucaban, February 1, 1978, (Gorordo Avenue, Cebu City, Philippines: Central Philippine Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists), 1.

  9. “1956 Overseas Ordinations,” Ministry, March 1957, 4.

  10. Central Philippine Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, CPUC Secretariat, Far Eastern Division Sustentation Fund Application of David G. Jucaban, February 1, 1978, (Gorordo Avenue, Cebu City, Philippines: Central Philippine Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists), 1.; Central Philippine Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, CPUC Secretariat, Far Eastern Division Retirement Confirmation, (Gorordo Avenue, Cebu City, Philippines: Central Philippine Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists).

  11. Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook, “Central Philippine Union Mission,” accessed April 17, 2019, http://documents.adventistarchives.org/Yearbooks/YB1979.pdf.

  12. Ephraim G. Jucaban, interview by authors, Bongco, Pototan, Iloilo, December 10, 2017.

    Sources

    “1956 Overseas Ordinations.” Ministry, March 1957.

    Central Philippine Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, CPUC Secretariat, Far Eastern Division Retirement Confirmation of David G. Jucaban, April 11, 1978. Gorordo Avenue, Cebu City, Philippines: Central Philippine Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

    Central Philippine Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, CPUC Secretariat, Far Eastern Division Sustentation Fund Application of David G. Jucaban, February 1, 1978. Gorordo Avenue, Cebu City, Philippines: Central Philippine Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

    Central Philippine Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, CPUC Secretariat, Personal Service Record of David G. Jucaban, February 11, 1956. Gorordo Avenue, Cebu City, Philippines: Central Philippine Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

    Central Philippine Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, CPUC Secretariat, Retirement Beneficiary Update of David G. Jucaban, October 26, 2006. Gorordo Avenue, Cebu City, Philippines: Central Philippine Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

    Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook. Accessed April 17, 2019, http://documents.adventistarchives.org/Yearbooks/YB1979.pdf.

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Borja, Benedicto R., Ma. Venus F. Borja. "Jucaban, David Guasin (1918–2006)." Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists. January 29, 2020. Accessed January 28, 2023. https://encyclopedia.adventist.org/article?id=9CJC.

Borja, Benedicto R., Ma. Venus F. Borja. "Jucaban, David Guasin (1918–2006)." Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists. January 29, 2020. Date of access January 28, 2023, https://encyclopedia.adventist.org/article?id=9CJC.

Borja, Benedicto R., Ma. Venus F. Borja (2020, January 29). Jucaban, David Guasin (1918–2006). Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists. Retrieved January 28, 2023, https://encyclopedia.adventist.org/article?id=9CJC.