Tagbilaran Canal To Be Cut Off

30 days is all it takes for city mayor Dan Lim to spend on "due process" after which will wield the strong arm of the law.  

Within the next 30 days deadline, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) shall have issued notices and establishments should have voluntarily disconnected their taps. 

And then the axes start falling, Mayor Lim reiterated during a recent drainage coordination meeting at the Mansion. 

Present during the meeting were DPWH District engineer Celestino Adlaon, representatives from the regional office, Provincial Environment Officer Nestor Canda, City Mayor Dan Lim, representatives from Hanjin Heavy Industries Incorporated and Pacific Consultants.  

Bohol Governor Erico Aumentado called for the meeting in hopes to finally resolve the issues behind the controversial drainage overflows flooding a city thoroughfare. 

The overflow has been ascribed to a conduit closed by the local environment authorities to stop sewage from polluting the sea off Tagbilaran Bay.  

The project consultants allegedly allowed the "illegal tapping" of commercial and residential establishments along Carlos P. Garcia Avenue to tap on the drainage; designed as a storm drain. 

Himself clearly irritated by more finger pointing, this time from Hanjin Heavy Industries representatives during the meeting called Tuesday, Lim said he only needs the presence of technical men during the day he cuts the connections of those who refuse to do it voluntarily.  

With Hanjin balking, Lim says now he only needs the local environment office to be with them. 

Last week, Mayor Lim has chalked the deadline before the city government would forcibly disconnect the taps to assure that only rainwater run-off goes out of the drainage out-pour located at the dela Serna lot along Graham Avenue.  

During the meeting, the governor also instructed PENRO Nestor Canda to monitor the water quality in San Jose and all the vicinities of Tagbilaran Bay so as to make sure that the possible water contamination, if any would be within tolerable limits.  

Moreover, the governor also asked Canda to furnish the DPWH and the city government a copy of 31 illegal tap violators so as to facilitate the government's next move.

Macario “Yayong” Inting Memorial Cup Doubles Tennis Tournament

By Manny Bautista

The dynamic duo of Kag. Beben Inting-Niño Pajardo captured the coveted Class B category of the just-concluded Macario "Yayong" Inting Memorial Cup Doubles Tennis Tournament held at the Mansasa tennis court.

The youthful city councilor and his partner outplayed the tandem of Lito Inting-Poly Galan, 8-5 to bag the title. In the Class C-1 division, up-and-coming Bolot Inting and Narsing Inting emerged champions with a hardearned win, 8-7 (7-4) victory over veteran Bador Erano and off-form Allan Araco.

The Class 2 crown went to the never-say-die Narsing Danigoy and Junel Andrado after disposing-off Rudy "The Wax" Navea and Poloy Paumig, 8-6.

Tournament organizer ex-city councilor Boy "Yayong" Inting thanked the Mansasa barangay council led by the energetic PD Manolo Blanco for their cooperation in making the annual tournament a big success to relive the memory of his late father who was also a tennis buff while serving as provincial jail warden at the Capitol. 

Knights of Columbus, Bohol South

The Knights of Columbus, Bohol South will hold its 4th provincial sportsfest on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 8 a.m. at the K of C Recreation Center, K of C Drive, Tagbilaran City.

Former City Vice Mayor Jorge D. Cabalit, Bohol South provincial deputy, disclosed that there will be six participating districts headed by the following district deputies:  District V-43 based in Bilar, Bohol – District Deputy Ernesto Calamba; District V-44 based in Jagna, Bohol – DD Cenon R. Agbayani; District V-45 based in Loboc-Antonio Acuna, Jr.; District V-46 based in Alburquerque-DD Jose Avergonzado; District V-47 based in Tagbilaran City – DD Boler Binamira; and District V-48 based in Lindaville Subdivision, Tagbilaran City – DD Glicero Jubac.

There will be two divisions, as follows: senior division to be participated in by the members of the Knights of Columbus and the junior division to be played by the Columbian Squires.

The games to be played and their tournament managers are as follows: Bowling – Boler Binamira; billiard – Galicano Alqueza; table tennis – Mario Limbaga; chess – Macaro Villones; and dama – Gervasio Lopena.

In a related development, the 4th K of C Bohol triangular sportsfest will be held on Sunday, Oct. 12 as the highlight during the Columbus Day celebration.

At 7:15 a.m. of Oct. 12, a holy mass will be officiated at the St. Joseph Cathedral.  It will be followed by a parade around the city's thoroughfares.

A wreath-laying will follow at the monument of Christopher Columbus at the intersection of Borja and Gallares streets.
Games will be played at the K of C Recreation Center.

The 4th K of C Bohol triangular sportsfest will be participated in by players from the Bohol East under Provincial Deputy Isidro Mirontos, Bohol West headed by Provincial Deputy Lazaro Artiaga, and the Bohol Sourth led by Provincial Deputy Cabalit. (Bro. Charles T. Cabalit)

Memories: Happy Days of Childhood

Published by the Bohol Chronicle

Each of us I suppose, remembers the house where we spent the happy days of childhood. The secret nook where we played hide and seek with playmates from the neighborhood; the favorite window where we eagerly watched the passing parades and the religious processions during Holy Week. The kitchen where we furtively ate with the house help because we enjoyed eating with our hands without Papa and Mama imposing strict observance of correct table manners. 

There was the "labhanan" below the kitchen where big earthen jars filled with water were lined against the walls ready for the day's laundry. How we loved to splash around much to the consternation of Nang Ebiang our yaya who faithfully lived with us even during the war years and after, about 30 years to be exact.

What I would give to relive those days gone by and the memory of a house whose walls silently witnessed the laughter and the tears the dying moments of the elderly, and the welcome shrill of the newborn. The house that witnessed the early years of my growing up and later on the excitement of stepping on the threshold of womanhood, was built by my maternal grandfather Tatay Jose Buma-at sometime in the late 1800s. It was located in the middle of the small community fronting the main thoroughfare Libertad St., now CPG Avenue. It was bounded on one side by Lopez Jaena now Grupo St. In the beginning the roof was covered with nipa shingles. But as the town prospered the old roofing gave way to galvanized sheets. Big round crooked-shaped posts of "tugas" supported every corner of the building. The walls were made of smoothly shaven wooden boards. The main doors and the ones leading to the rooms were heavy and solid. There were no safety bolts then, but wooden contraptions which gave a sense of security to occupants inside.

The banisters leading up to the "entra-sala" were made of carved wood. The "entra-sala" was a small room a sort of vestibule to the living room on the right side; while on the left was a door leading to the "comedor" or dining room. The "entra-sala" was sparsely furnished with only a lounging chair called "canapé" and a bastonero in one corner where the men deposited their "bastons" or walking canes and their hats too. During that period, men wore hats and used walking canes wherever they went which lent them an air of respectability and dignity. 

The sala or living room was the central venue for the entertainment of visitors. The floors were made of narra, tugas, and bayong (black wood) which were laid out alternately giving the area a yellow and black domino effect. The ceiling was re-enforced with moldings and carved scrolls. It was painted with dainty blue flowers with vines and leaves bordering the edges. 

This was the handiwork of Iyo Ramon Borja, a well-known artist of those years. He was the grandfather of Enriqueta Borja Butalid now Head of the Center for Culture and the Arts for Bohol and Nene Borja Lungay, the equally renowned and talented lady artist of present times. Most salas like ours had a round table in the center with a porcelain jar as décor. Hanging from the ceiling above the round table was a "gasera", an oil lamp with milk-like glass shades. 

The carved furniture were made to order from the home factory of Iyo Pianoy Butalid. We had also a set of wicker chairs made by the inmates of the Bilibid Prison in Manila circa 1936. Families who had daughters taking piano lessons from Sr. Methodia of Saint Joseph's Academy or from the old piano teacher Iyo Minong who boarded with the parents of the late Rosario Pernia Dejaresco, Matriarch of DYRD & Bohol Chronicle, usually had a piano in their sala. An oil painting by a well-known local artist Benjamin Mendoza Calceta of Sitio Ubos, hang prominently above a half moon table called the "consola". Papa told us that Tio Benjamin's style was patterned after that of his favorite artist Fernando Amorsolo. It is no wonder then that he excelled in landscapes and rural settings.

An old gramophone or phonograph occupied a corner of the sala. Its cabinet was painted ecru. One had to operate it manually in order to let the "plaka" or record play one's favorite love songs. The popular recordings during those days were Ramona, Evangeline, Wonder Bar, Sonny Boy and many others.

Papa and Mama's sleeping quarter was the biggest among the five bedrooms. It had a four-poster bed with lace valance around the top. Papa's "escritorio" or writing desk displayed his year books from his student days in San Juan de Letran. Mama had her own table too, where she checked the test papers of her pupils from the Tagb. Central Elem. School and also wrote her lesson plan for the day. On her dresser could be seen a clutter of Mennen Talcum Powder, a box of Alexora face powder, a jar of Bella Aurora (for freckles), and two or three bottles of perfume like Florame, Orchidia and Louis XV. The most valuable item in their bedroom was the antique altar with the Sagrada Familia made of ivory placed on the top of an ebony-like tall chest. It was before this altar that the family including the helpers gathered for the evening prayers which included the Oracion., the Rosary, the Litanny, the Novena of Mama's favorite Saints celebrating their anniversary for each month. I remember with mirth Papa drowsing in his favorite "butaca" we called impolite chair during lengthy prayers until Mama would startle him with a gentle slap of her "abanico".

My sister Pasty and I shared a room which was situated at a vantage point overlooking the corner of Libertad St. and Lopez Jaena. We had the times of our lives peeping and listening through half-closed shutters whenever the two wives (a pure Chinese and a Boholana) of our neighbor a Chinese merchant threw invectives at each other in a cacophony of Mandarin and the vernacular. Most often we would be disturbed in the middle of the night by the boisterous screams of a drunken couple who rented a small room under the Oriental Studio, the only photo studio in town owned by Iyo Bian Concon. Our bedroom was a typical girls' room with curtains made of baronet silk. Our beds were simple not ornate. They were always covered during the day with crocheted bedspread per Mama's instruction. We also shared a commodious aparador for our clothes and a dresser for our vanity.

Tatay Jose's room was just behind the walls of the "entra-sala". We had to pass the comedor before we could enter his room. We were always awed whenever we glanced at a crossed swords displayed on the wall facing his bed. He proudly narrated to us that these deadly weapons saved his life during and after the Insurrecion (whatever it was). The altar with the Sagrada Familia, the rebolto of San Antonio, and the glittering silver of the Cherubims, was bigger than the one in Mama's room. An old trunk under the windows sill in the room always took the better of our curiosity, until Tatay warned us not to bother with the things inside because the memorabilia of his youthful sojourn before and after the Insurrecion were carefully stored in this trunk. I still recall the peculiar smell whenever we entered his room. It was a mixture of Sloan Leniment (used for rheumatic pains) and incense which he lighted whenever he did his devotion. Despite this musky aroma we learned to love Tatay's room. It was here that Mama brought us whenever we ran a fever. Tatay would gently apply his concoction of coconut oil, crushed head of the native sibuyas and the pungent leaves of the Herba Buena. Here we slept until the fever subsided. There were no antibiotics then, only the gentle ministration of a doting and loving grandfather.

The "comedor" or dining room was the center of formal sit-down dinners. Here ones gastronomic sensibilities were put to test during fiestas. Buffet or Dutch lunch was not yet put to practice by families belonging to the Old School. The long dining table could accommodate 14 diners, two on the Captain's chairs on both ends and 12 on both sides of the table. There was a "platero" which displayed a complete set of dinner wares. On top of the platero were various fruits of the season preserves made by our aunt Inse Manay, a Home Economics teacher. 

Another glass aparador showed different kinds of crystal wares used for wines and sorbetes. During dinner time, the comedor was lighted up by a Petromax because the electric bulbs gave out an eerie glow due to low voltage. I remember Iyo Balas our cook, who had a queer way of starting the days work by first imbibing a glass of Pedro Domique. Otherwise, his 8 course menu would not come up to Papa's satisfaction. How I loved to taste the Tocino del Cielo, the boracho, the dulce de macapuno and the original polvoron which when eaten just melted in your tongue and not embarrass you with powdery blotches around your mouth, like the commercial ones we have today.

A poet once wrote, "Where have all the flowers gone?" I might as well ask the same of our ancestral home. It was right after the Liberation when coming down from the hills of Carmen and Sierra Bullones we found to our grief that the house we treasured most was one of a few buildings blown to smithereens by the American Liberators. Mama was the most affected by the dearth of her birthplace. She believed that the desecration of our home could have been avoided because the Japanese officer who lived in it, had long fled to Leyte to join the Japanese forces there. It took quite a long time for her to reconcile with a close family friend who acted as guide or spotter for the American pilots who unloaded their deadly cargo over the helpless town. 

Even with such sad memories, life must go on no matter how many seasons have passed since then. But the memory of a beloved house and the people in it, still lingers in my mind and heart to be treasured forever until Someone up there will at last assign a room for me in the many mansions He promised to prepare for all of us to dwell for all Eternity.
Guillerma Mendoza-Simpao
This article was written through the friendly persuasion and sincere encouragement from the distinguished advocates for the Revival and Preservation of the Boholano Culture and the Arts. They have focused their dedication on the youth of today who have lost touch of the rich antiquities, customs, and traditions of our ancestors. Kudos to:
Mrs. Enriqueta B. Butalid
Head, Center for Culture and the Arts
This Province
Mr. Marianito Luspo
Cultural Officer
Holy Name University
Mrs. Nene B. Lungay
Par Excellance 
Mrs. Telly G. Ocampo
Officer and Organizer
BAHANDI (Baclayon Ancestral Home Association)

Tourism and Travel Management Students of Holy Name University

By Emmylou Palacio-Noel

In celebration of World Tourism Day 2008, the Tourism and Travel Management students of Holy Name University under the Tour 116 (Convention, Exhibition and Event Management) Class will spearhead an event for a cause, Sept. 22 to 27.

One of the highlights of the event is an eco-concert with Chinchin Gutierrez at the MetroCentre Hotel on Saturday to cap the celebration.  The dinner-concert "Go Green: I'm an Earth Saver" will awaken one's passion for the love of Mother Nature based on Gutierrez's album Uyayi: A Collection of Philippine Lullabies."  

Through a creative and highly entertaining combination of music, dance, theater and spirituality, she will relay an engaging and insightful message toward man's sacred duty to protect Mother Nature and Motherland and hopefully to imbibe in every person the advocacy to save the earth.

Under the theme, "Tourism Responding to the Challenge of Climate Change," the class coined the theme "Where Have All the Fireflies Gone?"  The series of activities lined up is aimed at providing the students and the community a venue for information and awareness on Mother Nature leading to a broader outlook and a deeper understanding for environmental issues and sustainable development.

To kick off the week-long celebration, the class will go on a Firefly Tour in Loay town tomorrow. 
On Wednesday, the class will have a tree planting activity at the Sikatuna Tree Park.  An eco-fashion show dubbed as a "Fashion Show for Gaia: The Goddess of the Earth" at the Island City Mall on Friday will showcase garments and accessories made of indigenous or recycled materials in honor of Gaia the goddess of the earth.

The activity aims to develop awareness on how people can find new ways to recycle or create products by using indigenous materials and to enhance the creativity of the students through a fashion show.  

Chief executive officer of the class is Francis Delusa with Emmylou Palacio-Noel as class adviser.
The class would also like to thank the supporters and believers of the project. - Bohol Chronicle

Workers Revamp at Provincial Capitol

      Even before the impact of the feared reengineering plan was felt by affected officials and employees, a middle level revamp is now in the offing affecting three personalities. 

      This developed after a  bridging set up was put in place pending completion of the Information Education and Communication (IEC) phase of the revamp plan. The initial salvo of the reshuffling scheme affected three heads of offices where more demanding tasks  need focus.

      The Capitol rigodon affected the offices of the Bohol Poverty Reduction Management Office (BPRMO) through its head Antonieto Pernia, Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO) of  John Titus Vistal, and Chief of Staff Emmanuel Caberte. Their assumption to their new posts was effective September 16.

       Governor Erico Aumentado has given Pernia, also the head of the Provincial Government Media Affairs (PGMA), a more demanding task of establishing the cultivation of jatropha in 10,000 hectares in Bohol by 2010. The project is set in motion with Pernia at the helm to catch up  with the governor's term expiration in 2010. The operation of the BPRMO has been added to Vistal's functions.

      Vistal will be assisted by Glicerio Doloritos as his point man in the day-to-day business, together with a casual employee, Paul Inting. Doloritos and Inting are Vistal's staff at the PPDO.

      A permanent head of the BPRMO will be appointed after the reengineering, considering that Pernia has, since at the start, declined the governor's offer of a permanent position in the government.

      Pernia also replaced Emmanuel Caberte as chief of staff of the Governor's Office after the latter, a former vice-mayor of Sevilla and an engineer by profession, has been assigned to the Provincial Engineer's Office to focus on the gigantic Sevilla waterworks project that would serve all 13 barangays of the town.

      As point person of the provincial government's jatropha project, Pernia's additional tasks entail a lot of traveling that may cause him to sacrifice some BPRMO functions if he holds on to the office.

      Moreover, his designation as chief of staff anchors on the governor's trust and confidence which he could conveniently deliver as having been the governor's spokesperson being head of the media affairs office. - Sunday Post

Bohol Diesel Plant To Be Sold?

            Tagbilaran City Mayor Dan Lim yesterday took the cudgels for power consumers in the city and the province when he started the ball rolling in the campaign to defer the bidding and sale of the Bohol diesel plant .

            "The people must unite to stop this," he declared as he signaled the start of the drive to stop the sale.

            The National Power Corporation (NPC) through the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management (PSALM) has put up for bidding the 22-megawatt Bohol Diesel Plant in Dampas.

            "If this plant is sold, the power rate in Bohol will soar to the heavens," Lim warned.

            The power requirements of Bohol are being served by Bohol Electric Cooperatives I and II and the Bohol Light Corporation Inc. (BLCI) who all purchase power from the NPC.

            NPC, which owns both the Leyte Geothermal and the Bohol diesel plants which are its power sources, sells power to the cooperatives and BLCI at P2.8679 per kilowatt hour (KWH) as approved by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC).

            BLCI sells this at about P7.50 KWH after transmission charges, franchise and benefits to host communities, adjustments, overhead and profit.

            The ERC-approved NPC generation charge is much lower than the true cost of the power generated by the NPC Bohol diesel plant which uses expensive bunker and diesel fuels.

            Considering that the price of crude oil as of Sept. 18 is at US$91.54, NPC's actual cost of producing power is about P10.15 KWH.

            NPC is able to sell its power at P2.8679 KWH since it has large coal plants that run on cheaper fuel to subsidize its diesel plants.

            Lim revealed that PSALM has already advertised its invitation to bid last Sept. 3-5 for both the 146.5 megawatt Panay diesel power plant and the 22-megawatt Bohol diesel power plant on an "as is where is" basis.

            "If the Dampas diesel plant is sold to the private sector, Boholano power consumers will no longer avail of subsidized cost of power from NPC," he warned.

            The mayor said that with the high cost of crude oil and the margin of profit, the power rate will "soar to the sky".

            Responding to the call of the mayor, his allies in the city council sponsored a resolution urging NPC and PSALM to defer the bidding for the Dampas diesel plant.

            Lim challenged Boholano officials to rally behind the move to defer the sale which he said could double the power rates if not more.

            "We are already paying one of the highest if not the sale power rate in the Visayas," he pointed out.

            The mayor said that if power rates rise higher, this will trigger an economic crisis in all levels of society in Tagbilaran Bohol and negate whatever development initiatives that have been undertaken in recent years. 

Search for Miss Jagna 2008

      Eighteen ladies vie for this year's Miss Jagna title set to take place at the Jagna gymnasium in the evening of September 27.

      After a year of hiatus, the Miss Jagna pageant kicked off with its first of the two pre-pageant events- -the swimsuit competition- -held on September 14 at the Elmar Bar and Resto.

      Aside from picking out the stand-out in swimsuit, the first event was also set to choose the most photogenic, while it was the candidates' first location pictorial.

      At hand to choose the stand-out in two-piece bikini included Jagna Chief of Police Ramoncelio Sawan; the most eligible bachelor in town, Engr. Stephen Sy; and renowned surgeon, Dr. Seth Lim as chairman of the board of judges.

      The regal evening gown competition at the Elmar Bar and Resto starts at 7:30 tonight after a buffet dinner at 6 p.m. worth P200 per plate. The candidates will also show off their respective two-minute talent presentations.

      Aspiring for the glamour and grandeur of Miss Jagna 2008 title are Vernalyn Salabe representing barangay Alejawan, Marissa Sajulga of Balili, Ma. Richelle Madrona of Bunga Mar and Lorraine Jane Sarmiento of Calabacita, Venissa Aparici Sajulga of barangay Canjulao, Precious Roshene Damolo of Cantagay, Evegessel Barbon of Can-uba, Phoebe Faith Cagas of Faraon, Jenylyna Cacayan of Ipil and Tisha Mae Pugoso of Laca. 

      Outstanding beauties of Mary Jean Baclayo of barangay Larapan, Amethyst Lloren of Lonoy, Flordelle Yap of Looc, Ma. Regina Pagulon of Malbog, Mabeth Acedo of Nausok, Shiela Marie Asis of Odiong, Idy Cagas of Pagina and Ma. Jezza Peñaflor of Pangdan are likewise to watch for.

      This year's Miss Jagna titleholder will receive a cash prize of P 10,000 and trophy. The runners-up will, each, receive a trophy and cash prizes in the following order: P5,000, P4,000, P3,000, and P2,000.

      The Jagna Sangguniang Kabataan Municipal Federation (SKMF) headed by Lalaine Tan in coordination with RDA Productions is producing the beauty search as part of the nine-day evening show in preparation for Jagna's 377th founding anniversary and Feast of St. Michael the Archangel on September 29.

      Tickets are sold at P1,000 for major sponsors and P100 for minor, while the general admission ticket is pegged at P30. 

3 Filipino Children Waiting Surgery in Manila

Three children came here all the way from the municipality of Catigbian, Bohol, awaiting their schedule for major surgeries at the Ospital ng Maynila.
      
The children- -Gerald Libot, Lester Solaritos, and Marjun Bidan- -came from poor families in Catigbian and were discovered by the California-based Flora Apalisok Free Children's Clinic (FAFCC), a mobile clinic founded by Boholana Celina Crisologo.

The children's transportation, accommodation, food, and the cost of the surgeries are entirely funded by donations that the mobile clinic obtained from donors in the United States and countries as far as Iceland.

The clinic and other Tagbilaranons overseas organized a concert in San Francisco, California in the early part of August to raise funds for the three surgeries.

The surgeries are scheduled to be finished by October.

Both Lester and Marjun came to the clinic in need of closures done to life-saving colostomies that were performed on them soon after their births. Gerald's surgery involves the closure of a facial deformity in his right cheek.

Since its organization in March 2000, the clinic has operated entirely on private donations. The clinic was named after the founder's mother Flora Apalisok, who was born and raised in Bohol .

For more information about the clinic, interested individuals can check out www.floraskids.org or contact Celina Crisologo at celine@floraskids.org or Aljay Balbutin at albutin@yahoo.com. Balbutin, who will be in Bohol until October 1, can also be reached through cellphone number 09086848238. 

Jagna Bohol Fiesta Celebration

By Gregorio Tavera

    The local government unit (LGU) of Jagna, in coordination with the private sector and the local offices of some national government agencies, yesterday launched the nine-day string of shows set at 7:30 every night in prelude to the town fiesta on September 29, to honor of St. Michael, The Archangel.

      The first burst of fun was the performance of Loboc Youth Ambassadors Band that started at 7:30 last night at the Jagna Gym, sponsored by national, provincial and LGU officials and employees.

      Earlier, barangay Canju-ao sponsored the first of the nine-day novena and the mass celebrated by Fr. Bepi Trabajo at the St. Michael, the Archangel Parish Church at 4:30 in the afternoon.

      The daily novena and mass set every 4:30 p.m. at the St. Michael, the Archangel Parish Church continues until Sunday next week, the ninth day, through the sponsorship of the following barangays, in order: Bunga Mar, Canupao, Looc, Pagina, Poblacion, Tejero, and Pangdan for the eighth and ninth day. Balik Jagnaanon and the general co-sponsors with barangay Pangdan on the ninth day.

      In order of schedule, other mass celebrants will be Frs. Jonathan Pacudan, Aster Felisilda, Greg Mendez, Paulito Amplayo, Victor Alen Caresosa, Pepe Gupita, Ife Añana, and Cormac Lacre. Fr. Lacre will also lead the procession.

      On the feast day, three masses will be held wherein the first will be celebrated by Fr. Emal Mabanag at 6 a.m., while the second will be by Fr. Aye Lantaca at 7 a.m., and the pontifical mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. by Rev. Christian Vicente Noel, DD bishop of Tagbilaran City.

      Tonight's nightly event is the Super Variety Show at the Market Kiosk to be sponsored by Sulpicio Lines/Cebu Pacific, Gothong/Cebu Ferries, Wilmar Oil Mills, Third Millennium, Abarico Group of Companies, MMC General Merchandise, Shuttle Ferry, Green Bank, DQ Lodge, Quedancor, UK Hardware, JMPCI, and Norkis.

      Tomorrow will be the Alturas Night which starts at Jagna Gym to be sponsored by the Alturas Group of Companies.

      On Tuesday will be the the Variety Show at the Market Kiosk to be sponsored by Boheco II, LCH, JAMAVEA, JMOMBA/JASMA/JAMCODA, JATSI, Domene Kaw, SMC Network, Inc., Petron, Henry Lhuillier, Cebuana Lhuillier , PEVCO, J&J Furniture, Cecile Enterprises, and Jagna Pawnshop.

      On Wednesday will be the Alicia Musika Kawayan at Jagna Gym to be sponsored by TSKI, Loay Coop, Gleh Lending, M Lhuillier, Palawan Pawnshop, LBC, Prime Asia, RD Pawnshop, VJS, JAVODA, Eden Pawnshop, Bajade Spare Parts, Jochem Internet Café, St.Peter/Holy Name Funeral Homes, Pegasus Aluminum/Baldon/ Galabo Glass Services, FCB, and Cruztelco.

      On Thursday, Ginebra San Miguel (GSM) and Vino Kulafu will be sponsor the hip-hop and videoke contests, and variety show at Jagna Gym.

      On Friday will be the Search for DepEd King and Queen 2008, also, at the Jagna Gym to be sponsored by DepEd and all private schools- - CMN, CVI, BIT, Child and Arts and St. Therese Kindergarten School.

      On Saturday, the Sangguniang Kabataan Jagna-Federated will sponsor the Search for Miss Jagna 2008 pageant night at the Jagna Gym.

      Du Ek Sam, Inc. will sponsor the Du Ek Sam Night next Sunday at the Market Kiosk.

      A Diana by the Jagna Band will wake up devotees at four o'clock of Monday dawn. The three masses follow, then the Sinuog Estokada at 1 p.m. will highlight the Jagnaanon tradition, tracing the stretch from the Market Kiosk to the Tejero gounds which will be sponsored by the LGU and PYM.

      Boxing bouts will be held at the CMM Quadrangle simultaneous to the Estokada.