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Tagbilaran Woman's Club

The Tagbilaran Woman's Club will hold a Luau Party on September 20, Saturday, at 6 p.m. at the JJ's Seafoods Restaurant – Pool Side. The celebration marks the 87th founding anniversary of the club.  A Holy Mass will start the affair followed by a merienda cena and a program.  Raffle tickets will be distributed to cluster members who have paid cluster contributions.  All members are urged to come in Hawaiian attire.  

Miss Loon Beauty Pageant

By ADAM L. SALIGUMBA
A beauteous University of Bohol second year nursing student and barangay Pondol resident stamped her mark above the rest when the Search for Miss Loon Eco-Tourism 2008 finally culminated in glittering fashion at the Loon Sports and Cultural Center on the evening of Sept. 6, 2008.
Representing Districts 4, 5, and 6, charming and adorable 17-year-old Guldameer Malou Labastilla Sombrio was the judges' unanimous choice as Miss Loon Eco-Tourism 2008. She bested nine other candidates to clinch the title.
Sombrio, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Sombrio of Pondol, Loon, also bagged major and minor awards namely:  Best in Production Number, Best in Swim Wear, Best in Gown, Miss Aldea Smile, Miss Dragon Fireworks, Miss HBC and Miss San Miguel Beer.  Miss Loon SidlaKasilak 2007 Maricel Pasilbas crowned the new queen assisted by Hon. Jane Censoria Cajes, SKPF and SKNF President and Ms. Ivy Piscos-Miranda, first Miss BACS Personality.
Lovely high school student Christine Leopa…

South East Asia Youth Ambassador

The University of Bohol (UB) - recognizing scholarship, character, service, and leadership -  is keen on their support to the youth and their holistic development.
The UB family gives its moral and financial support to its graduate student, Ms. Ivy Olavides Pacaldo, who was recently chosen by the National Youth Commission (NYC) as a Youth Ambassador of the Philippines to the ASEAN countries and Japan through the 35th Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program (SSEAYP), an annual youth exchange program sponsored by the Japanese Government.
The SSEAYP gathers more than 300 youth leaders from the Southeast Asian Region and Japan to foster understanding, friendship, and cooperation among the youth and the countries they represent amidst differences of cultural, sociological, and religious backgrounds.  Aboard on a cruise ship, "Nippon Maru," the youth ambassadors will visit Japan, Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand.
While building her career as a teacher in o…

Island City Mall Sale

By Ariel Fullido
There's savings galore in the 3-Day Sale at the Island City Mall starting this coming Friday, September 19, and until Sunday, September 21, where up to 50% discount will be given away on great selections at the Home & Fashion Department and tenant shops.
During the sale, the mall is open until 12 midnight this coming Saturday, September 20, featuring Viva Hotbabe and one of the country's hottest sexy stars, Katya Santos, at the Activity Center at 8 PM. The event is presented by Viva Video, in cooperation with Bohol Tropics, Grand Luis Lodge in Mariveles, Dauis, and Rai-Rai Ken.
Other events during the 3-Day Sale include: September 19 (Friday) – 9th Provincial Tourism Quiz at the Activity Center and Sunnex Cooking Demo with Celebrity Chef Tristan Encarnacion of GMA-7's "Unang Hirit" at the Foodwalk, from 1 PM to 5 PM; September 20 (Saturday) – Denim Fashion Show at 3 PM and Kids Quest Grand Finals at 5 PM, both at the Activity Center; and Septemb…

Save Panglao Balicasag Island!

By Ric Obedencio
Concerned agencies and officials have taken steps to protect and save Balicasag islet from further destruction through a proposed modification of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA).
 Panglao officials led by Mayor Benedicto Alcala may be rejoicing after being a part of the supervision of the islet following the initial MOA review undertaken by Philippine Navy (PN) and other agencies concerned during the two-day activity on Bohol Marine Triangle held last week at Bohol Plaza Resort in Dauis town.
For years, Balicasag, a declared naval reserve in 1907, has faced challenges of social and environmental concerns because of increasing number residents and influx of tourists. An underwater study conducted by marine experts and biologists a few years back showed growing residents there and wastes or effluents affect the fragile marine environment.
After more than an hour of huddle, Provincial Legal Officer Atty. Handel Lagunay, who participated in the discussion on MOA review, ann…

Congressmen Against Population Management Bill

By Kit Bagaipo Bohol Chronicle
All three Bohol congressmen vowed to oppose the passage of the controversial population management bill even as the measure is gaining supporters ahead of plenary debates in the House of Representatives starting tomorrow.
While more congressmen are purportedly backing House Bill 5043, a bill seeking to enact a population control measure, Representatives Edgar Chatto (1st district), Roberto Cajes (2nd district) and Adam Relson Jala (3rd district) stood firm with their position to vote against the measure.
Chatto told the Chronicle yesterday that the three Bohol solons are all pro-life and will not support HB 5043. "We have been consistent with our position that we are against the measure which actually weakens the fiber of moral life," Chatto stressed.
Cajes, for his part said he will definitely vote against the reproductive health bill adding that "it will not compliment sound economic policy neither will it contribute to poverty reduction."…

Cathedral Harbingers of the Tagbilaran Cathedral

The Cathedral Harbingers of the Tagbilaran Cathedral are the Inter-Barangay Parish League Basketball Tournament champion after emerging victorious, 81-73 against the Dauis Our Lady of the Assumption last Sept. 9, 2008 at the Tip-Tip Coliseum, Barangay Tip-tip, this city.
Tight scoring dominated the whole game until the last two minutes where the Harbingers rallied the stretch through the brilliant coaching of Robert Lacang and team captain Nonoy Gonzaga.
Ruben Racho and Jojo Tubo led the way for the Harbingers with 14 points each while Ponce Gallares added 7 points with 7 rebounds.  Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Church of the K of C placed third through the effort of Akil Amores after they defeated the Baclayon Parish Church 79-68.

Politics in Jagna Town

By Joe Espiritu
In Jagna politics, some are still undecided what to do. Of course, the incumbent, those who could still run, would run. But those who have passed their third terms, they may be thinking of running to a relatively higher position. Like if one graduates as a kagawad, he will be running for vice mayor or mayor. It one is done as a vice mayor, he might run for mayor and it one is finished as a mayor. He might run for a seat in the Third District provincial board.
 The enigma in the situation is Atty. Fortunate 'Bicbic' Abrenilla. In the last election he was edged out by Adam Jala from the Lakas and by Dionisio Balite from the Kampi. Being an administration man, he did not run as independent. However, this time, he might try to exert his influence in the higher party levels. It is not clear, whether he will join the Lakas of Pres Fidel V. Ramos or the Kampi of PGMA or the Nacionalista of Manny Villar or the old party of his father Liberal.
 Then it is not sure if he wi…

New Politics in Filipino Style or Boholano Way

Eye Opener By Sunday Post
This is very interesting. But in Bohol, the basic rule is  that the people are always pro-administration., including  its public officials. There is an opposition but it is more of token than one which can present challenge. Chito Castillo is a good friend and he has been very helpful during his heyday, an affable man. Nanagad palagi ug dili hambugero. But the reality Is, it is very costly to maintain an opposition in Bohol notwithstanding the leadership of Chito Castillo.    There are many reasons  cited most especially by the municipal mayors that it is much better to pronounce their unending loyalty to the powers that be. Clear example, when  the political winds blew in favor of Congressman Prospero Nograles, none of the pro-DeVenecia congressman in Bohol voted for Speaker Joe De Venecia. Everybody left his camp and suddenly he was lonely for friends. That is the basic reality.
 Against the belief of some of our closest friends, they dissuaded me from pronoun…

Who Is Chito Castillo?

By Boy Guingguing Sunday Post Publisher
 Like a dying patient being kept alive by all sorts  of life support systems in the Intensive Care Unit in the political hospital, the Bohol opposition is now ready to rumble. This means it has survived the ravages of a political disease afflicted by mice and men of the present administration.
 And meet the supposed cure in Chito Castillo, the revered stalwart who is being looked up to as father figure of the opposition. Some calls him simply as the tatay-tatay of any group opposed to the present crop of leaders dominating the political arena whether in Bohol or elsewhere. His opposition mantra: Restore political democracy to the electorate so the people are given the freedom to choose good and deserving leaders.
 It's a given that not all people subscribe to the idea of Castillo ruling the Bohol opposition. For all you know, Castillo to them is just another political opportunist whose agenda is to be recognized as  the fair-haired boy of  the  …

Municipal Disaster Coordinating Council (MDCC)

The newly-activated Municipal Disaster Coordinating Council (MDCC) here, conducted a two-day disaster management action planning seminar workshop on September 4 and 5 at the municipal gymnasium.
      In the seminar, participants formulated measures on mitigation preparedness, response and rehabilitation when disaster such as typhoon will devastate the municipality.
      Mayor NiƱo Rey Boniel, who chairs the MDCC, spearheaded the activity, in coordination with FO3 Edilberto Nuera, fire protection coordinator of Bien Unido and Trinidad.
      Boniel had also designated Nuera as civil defense deputized coordinator and is tasked to manage the MDCC.
      The activity was significant as this town lies in the northern part of Bohol which geographical location is prone to natural hazards, especially typhoons.
      Acting as facilitators were Civil Defense Officer Ver Neil Balaba of the DND-OCD of Bohol; Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council Executive officer, retired Lt. Col. Raul Mend…