|CIRCA 1973: Esteban starring FPJ and Alona Alegre|
In that movie, FPJ played a man who became blind in an injury caused by the marauding bandits.
At that time, Alona Beach didn't have a formal name except that it was situated in Brgy. Tawala, Panglao.
According to my VRS who begged off from being quoted, he and his group of friends were in the beach at the time that the movie was being filmed and in fact, they saw Alona Alegre make her mark (answered the call of nature) behind one of the coconut palms by the beach.
At that time, there were no tourist facilities let alone a private toilet.
So when the FPJ movie crew asked for the name of the beach, they readily chorused" Alona Beach" and the name stuck
|who would have known that this pristine white beach in |
Panglao, Bohol would be named after Alona Alegre?
So who is Alona Alegre?
Alona Alegre (born 1948) is the daughter of comedian actor Lou Salvador and LVN actress Inday Jalandoni