Sunday, November 16, 2008

National Book Week kicks off Nov. 24

The Bohol Librarians Association (BOLA) Inc. in cooperation with the Bohol Provincial Library and Information Center will hold the following activities in observance of the 74th National Book Week Celebration on November 24-30, 2008.
According to former HNU director of libraries and BOLA, Inc. president Corazon B. Garcia, this year’s National Book Week theme is “Batang Palabasa Naging Dalubhasa sa Kultura.”


Nov. 24, Holy Mass – 9 a.m. CVSCAFT, Tagbilaran Campus Auditorium;
Program – p.m. Poster Making Contest and Story Telling Contest venue: CVSCAFT, Tagbilaran Campus Auditorium;

Nov. 25-30 – Private and public libraries, particularly municipal libraries will put up display/book exhibits.

The BOLA Inc. officers 2007-2008 are Corazon B. Garcia, president; Nicandro M. Pagaran, vice-president; Maria Vida C. Aparicio, secretary; Erlinda D. Rule, treasurer; Gina M. Galbo, Sinfrosa I. Baloco, PRO’s; Maria Nila Mejorada, auditor;
Fatima F. Belderol, Erlinda D. Rule, Maria Vida C. Aparicio, Corazon B. Garcia, Nicandro B. Garcia, Nicandro M. Pagaran, Maria Nila Mejorada, Rosario L. Pabulario, Gina M. Galbo and Sinfrosa Baloco compose the board of directors.

Friday, November 7, 2008

BQ Mall 5th Anniversay

The Bohol Quality Mall is having a 3-day SALE on November 14, 15, & 16, 2008, from 9AM to 9PM.

Up to 50% off on great selections are available for shoppers.

The anniversary sale is celebrated with special guest Ms. Toni Gonzaga, a celebrity host/singer/actress. There will be Shapes Fashio Shows scheduled on Thursday November 13, 2008 at 6:30PM and on Friday, November 14, 2008 at 1:30PM at the BQ Mall Atrium.

Monday, November 3, 2008

23rd Alturas Anniversary Celebration

Alturas Supermarket Corporation will celebrate its 23rd anniversary on November 24, 2008 with the theme: " Sapnay-Alayon sa Katilingbang Bol-anon". The 21st Drum and Bugle Corps Showdown will be on November 23, 2008, Sunday, at 9 AM to 3 PM at the CPG Sports Complex. Parade starts at 8AM. Proceeds will go to "Sunshine Home" of CWL and "Tagbilaran-by-Nite" of Station DYRD.

Other events are as follows:

Inter-School Quiz Bowl and Dance Showdown 2008
Eliminations: October 18, 25, November 8,15, 2008
Finals : November 22, 2008, 3 PM at Altuas Carpark

Bulilit Singing Star and Search for Little Miss Alturas
Eliminations : October 19, 26, November 9, 16, 2008
Finals : November 23, 2008
3PM at Alturas Carpark

Free Clinics
October 19, 26, November 9,16,22-24, 2008

Computer Game Promo
November 3 - December 3, 2008

Free Sampling
November 22-24, 2008

Kiddie Mascots
November 22-24, 2008

Anniversary Sale
November 24, 2008

Xtreme Idol Singing Contest
November 24, 2008

All set for Alturas Showdown 2008

Alturas Supermarket brings together once again the best and the finest drum corps in Visayas and Mindanao for one spectacular day in the 21st Alturas Drum & Bugle Corps Showdown, scheduled at the CPG Sports Complex this coming November 23, featuring sexy star/comedienne Giselle Sanchez.

Loy M. Palapos, Alturas PR & Marketing Manager/Showdown Project Director, said the contingents in three categories are Category A: CVSCAFT-Tagb. City Campus; Holy Cross Academy–Tubigon; Sirawai National High School–Sirawai, Zamboanga Del Norte; St. Augustine Club–Carmen, Cebu; Category B: Hinlayagan High School–Trinidad; Holy Child Academy–Bien Unido; Inabanga High School; Salus Institute of Technology–Tubigon; Category C: Cogon Elem. School–Tagb. City; Loon South Central Elem. School; and Sta. Cruz Elem. School–Maribojoc.

The main highlight in the 23rd Anniversary Celebration of Alturas Supermarket, the Alturas Drum & Bugle Corps Showdown is contested in three categories: Category A for more seasoned drum corps most of which are outside Bohol; and Category B and C for high school and elementary drum corps.

The prizes to be awarded are as follows: Category A: Champion, P70,000 cash prize plus 48-inch trophy; First Runner-Up, P50,000 cash prize plus 42-inch trophy; Second Runner-Up, P40,000 cash prize plus 40-inch trophy; Category B: Champion, P60,000 cash prize plus 44-inch trophy; First Runner-Up, P50,000 cash prize plus 42-inch trophy; Second Runner-Up, P40,000 cash prize plus 40-inch trophy; Category C: Champion, P60,000 cash prize plus 44-inch trophy; First Runner-Up, P50,000 cash prize plus 42-inch trophy; Second Runner-Up, P40,000 cash prize plus 40-inch trophy.

A three-thousand-peso cash prize plus trophy will also be awarded to the drum corps in each category adjudged as Best in Production Design, Best in Instrumentation, Best in Choreography, and Best in Rhythm and Dynamics. For all categories combined, a cash prize of P1,000 plus trophy is awarded to the Best in Uniform, Best in Discipline, Best in Parade Impact, Best Corps Major, Best Corps Majorette, Darling of the Crowd, Best in Entertainment, Most Colorful Corps, Best in Boholano Ambience, Best in Synchronization, Best in Jingle, and Miss Alturas Showdown.

In addition, handsome trophies are awarded to the Liveliest Corps, Most Elegant, Best in Projection, Most Promising Neophyte, Neophyte of the Year, Most Impressive Neophyte, and Most Inspiring Corps.

The Alturas Drum & Bugle Corps Showdown is one of the most awaited events of the year in the Province of Bohol. The competition is an outreach program on youth development focused on encouraging high school students and elementary school pupils to channel their talents and energy by joining their school's drum and bugle corps.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

September Happenings at ICM

This month of September, 2008, there are lots of happenings at the Island City Mall (ICM)

Sept. 5, Friday - 5th Monthly Draw of Instant Milyonaryo Cash Papremyo 2008 promo.
4 pm at the ICM Activity Center.

Sept. 5, Friday - Song Bird 5th Elimination Round. 4 pm at Home & Fashion Dept.

Sept. 6, Saturday - Kid Quest Model Search, 2nd monthly elimination. 4 pm at the ICM Activity Center.

Sept. 19, Friday - 9th Provincial Tourism Quiz. Whole day at the ICM Activity Center.

Sept. 19, Friday - Cooking Demo with Celebrity Chef Tristan Encarnacion. 1-5 pm at ICM Foodwalk.

Sept. 20, Saturday - Katya Santos visit at 8 pm ICM Activity Center.

Sept. 20, Saturday - Denim Invasion Feat Fashion Show. 3 pm at Home & Fashion promo area.

August 1 - September 30 - Home Appliance Festival (with great discounts)

Friday, August 29, 2008

Search for Outstanding Boholanos

Boholanos are wonderful people. Of the so many wonderful Boholanos all over the world, one ten of them would honored as Outstanding Boholanos during the 2009 Tigum Bohol-anon sa Tibuok Kalibutan (TBTK) - a reunion of Boholanos from all over the world, which is held every three years.

For this said search, here is an announcement from the Dionisio Baseles, of the sponsoring organization - First Consolidated Bank:

I am pleased to inform you that the Search Committee
of TOBAW 2009 is now accepting nominations for the
Outstanding Boholano Around the World Awards(TOBAW
2009). The award is aimed at giving public
recognition to Boholanos who have manifested
exemplary competence in their fields of endeavor
and whose community and humanitarian involvement
have significantly contributed to the Boholano community
and the world.

In behalf of the Search Committee I ask you to
nominate Boholanos or individuals whose parents or one
of the parents is a Boholano, regardless of their places
of birth and present nationalities. Attached is
TOBAW 2009 Nomination Form.

The awards have the following categories:
Agriculture, Arts/Performing Arts., Business, Education,
Engineering, Journalism/Communication/Literature, Public
Service, Community Development, Military Service,
Science and Medicine.

TOBAW is a joint undertaking of Tigum Bol-anon
sa Tibuok Kalibutan and the First Consolidated Bank,
in collaboration with the Provincial Government of
Bohol, the Diocese of Tagbilaran, the Bohol
Chronicle and Radio Station DYRD, and Bohol Chamber of
Commerce and Industry.

Please send your nominations to the Secretariat,
TOBAW 2009, care of Office of the President, First
Consolidated Bank, CPG North Avenue, Tagbilaran City.
Deadline for submission of nomkinations is March 31,
2009. The awarding will be held in Tagbilaran City
on July 25, 2009 during the holding of Tigum
Bol-anon sa Tkibuok Kalibutan.

Your participation is important to make
the search far and wide.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Sitti Concert

Tagbilaran City was literally lesser populated by almost a thousand residents when Tagbilaranon drove to Panglao Island Nature Resort to watch Sitti's concert last February 15, 2008.Most of the "who's who" of Bohol were there.

Me, my husband, my daughter and my cousin went to the concert venue together. We got there at around 6:30 pm. Driving from Tagbilaran City to Dauis is about 15 minutes.

The event included a buffet dinner. Food wasn't very special though which composed of foods which included: adobong pusit, buttered chicken, pancit canton, sweet and sour fish fillet, lumpia shanghai, pata tim, leche flan, potato salad, and rice.

Perhaps because there was no other bigger event on February 14th, many flocked to the Sitti concert. I could say that the event was sold-out!

However, Sitti started singing only at 9:15 p.m. For people like us, who is used to be in bed as early as 7:30 pm, it was kinda late already.

Sitti is no doubt a good singer however, I think she is not just used to performing before bigger crowds. She doesn't move to much and she is not very good in her ad lib's too. In the earlier part of the show, it was kinda boring. Maybe because of the kind of songs she sings (bossanova), listening to them made me feel sleepy.

Im glad that towards the later portion of the show, the mood picked up. A guy from the audience whom Sitti requested to join her on stage, danced with her and he did a good job and what he did woke up sleepy heads.

Sitti officially ended the show at around 11 pm already. Since my daughter really wanted to have her Sitti CD authographed by Sitti herself, we rushed up to the back stage to join the line of instant fans to get a time with her. And we were lucky to get in line earlier. We had our chance to be with Sitti for a few minutes, let her sign our Sitti CDs and had pictures taken with her.

Since last night, playing Sitti's CD in the car is never the same anymore. It's even cooler to listen to her songs and think that we saw her in person too.