Friday, October 31, 2014

Tigerair Philippines Lands in Bohol

Your Blogger, lifestyle columnist of Bohol Chronicle, along with members of the Bohol press and the provincial & city government officials, was already up & about at the city airport for the Oct 23 launch of Tigerair Philippines’ direct flights from Manila to Tagbilaran.

With its lofty vision of bringing air travel closer to the people at lower fares, Tigerair Philippines entry is a timely response to the clamor for additional direct flights from Manila.

L-R: CAAP Engr. Dennis Aures, Anthony Damalerio, Tigerair’s Atty. Leilani De Leon,
Tagb City Administrator Edi Borja & DOT Region 7 Director Rowena Montecillo

After the ribbon cutting & photo opp, guests, VIP’s & passengers were served breakfast & in between, Zaldy Narvasa, the first passenger to check in for the Tagb- Manila inaugural flight was rewarded with a round trip ticket 

THE EARLIEST BIRD. Zaldy Narvasa receives his round trip ticket prize from
Atty. Leilani De Leon, Tigerair’s Chief Legal & Corporate Affairs Officer
And if the warm & bright sunny day & the almost 80% seat occupancy rate for its inaugural flight are the gauges, then it was an auspicious start indeed for the newest kid in the block. Maajong pag-abot & cheers to Tigerair Philippines!

WARM SMILES & LEIS await the inaugural flight’s arriving passengers
Your Blogger with Cebu Pacific's stunning Genevieve Jamisola

TIGERAIR PHILIPPINES departs daily from Manila at 6:00 AM and lands in Tagbilaran at 7:15 AM. The return flight departs 7:55 AM and arrives in Manila at 9:10 AM

Photo Credits: Willy Maestrado, Bohol Chronicle 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fantastic Fairytale for Fe Faye's Fabulous 18th

So how did Bonito Centillas & the former Mabel Tambis mark the 18th birthday of their super achiever daughter? With a fairytale- themed debut at the MetroCentre Hotel on October 22, her actual birthday because of the debutante's fascination with fairy tales and princesses.   

Papa Bon & Mommy Mabel with debutante & the identical twin sisters Tiffany & Stiffany

Fe Faye T. Centillas who graduated Class Valedictorian of HNU High School Batch 2014 is presently a BS Medical Technology student of Cebu Doctors University.

CONTEMPORARY COTILLION. The evening opened with a fabulous cotillion dance with a modern feel to it as performed by Jeo Blanz Niňo Avelino & Stiffany Centillas, Jacgil Antoni Oculam & Tiffany Centillas, Kurt Karl Guiňes & Russelyn Bulac, Marco Lowen Lumbab & Shylyn Mae Arango, Joshua Steve Abaya & Syra Monica Damalerio, Arvin James Bernados & Janiel Palaca, Josh Bustrillos &Wayne Michelle Marabiles, Luke Dalagan & Jia Noreen Policianos. 

Fr. Ramon Jose Oncog, the present assignment rector from Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary then invoked God’s blessings for the debutante, her family & guests.

DASHING & DEBONAIR DANCERS. Bonito Centillas, the father of the debutante had the first dance and followed immediately by the traditional 18 Roses Ceremony with the swains made up of her classmates and friends from school.

The 18 gentlemen were Marco Lowen Lumbab, Noel Remolador, Joseph Christian Bustrillos, Christian Niňo Relator, John Michael Ladura, Romeo John Balon, Arvin James Bernados, Kheim Dexter Garay, Kevin Alexander Reformina, Luke Dalagan, Joshua Steve Abaya, Roy Joseph Leyson, Adrian Joshua Cornejo, Kenneth Nacague, Mark Niňo Cueva, Jan Christian Liquit & Josh Bustrillos

CLASSY CANDLE CHARMERS. Jade Ariane Molina, Janiel Palaca, Claire Jay Aňora, Zerrah Lynn Arcayena, Melissa Jane Reyes, Kimberly Apa-ap, Reicher Dumaluan, Russelyn Bulac,  Angelica Ray Orimaco,  Shylyn Mae Arango, Jia Noreen Policianos, Mary Nichole Enojo, Marie Richelle Esterado, Georchelle Faith Cagampang, Wayne Michelle Marabiles, Cindy Clair Alderite, and the debutante’s identical twin sisters Tiffany & Stiffani Centillas.

FAIRYTALE- THEMED PARTY. The 18 Treasures were mostly the parents’ dear relatives, friends & colleagues.

A highlight of the evening was an adaptation of a scene from Snow White the fairy tale that was incorporated into the 18 Roses Ceremony. It was clearly one of the most talked- about moments during the event. Real- life suitor Wernher Vincent Reloba gamely played the role of the Prince Charming.

Debutante with escort Wernher Vincent Reloba & her younger sisters 
Budz & Bagz Event Coordination Team headed by the very reliable Girlie Garcia
BUDZ & BAGZ FASHION GALLERY. Event coordination services, the gowns, cocktail dresses & men’s formals were handled by Budz & Bagz Fashion Gallery.

Fe Faye might be all grown up now and is ready to take on the world by the horns but as her mom Mabel said during the affair 
“no matter what, Faye would always be our baby Pipay who has blossomed into a beauty inside & out and who is always looked up to by her younger sisters Stiffany & Tiffany”
Your Blogger emceed the event. 

Photo Credits: Litrato.   

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Who Wore It Best?

EJ Relampagos is one of the most creative designers of Bohol and is sought after by brides, socialites and of course, beauty queens.
L-R: Anna, Geraldine & Mary Rose
Here is one famous gown created by EJ & first seen by the public in the 2014 Mutya sa Tagbilaran Pageant, April 30. It was worn by Geraldine Topsnick who eventually won the title.

2005 Miss Bohol & 2006 Bb. Pilipinas- World Anna Maris Igpit wore it during the 2014 Miss Panglao Pageant, which she emceed.

The third beauty queen to wear it was Mary Rose Butalid, 2014 Miss Bohol 1st Runner Up. She wore the emerald green with white swirls gown during the 2014 Miss Balilihan Pageant where she was one of the five judges

The question now is: Who wore it best?

Friday, October 24, 2014

Artists’ Alliance Auctions Artworks

Congratulations to the Bohol Visual Artists for the successful staging of their art exhibit & fundraiser held at the Oak Brook Building last October 18, 2014

Twenty percent of the proceeds from the auctioned artworks will benefit the Feeding Program of the Tagbilaran City Host Lions Club and the proposed playground project of the Merne Graham Memorial School.
BVA President Joey Labrador welcomes guests


Art Exhibit & Auction starts with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Through Gladys “Tata” Bojo, one of the organizers & participating artist, Your Blogger became part of the event as the Auctioneer for the artworks that were up for bid!

BVA member & event organizer Tata Bojo shows off her artworks

 Lions Club President Ammon Tirol speaks before the guests
God bless to the bidders who want to remain anonymous

From Gladys Bojo’s FB Wall: 
Help us to raise funds para sa mga Batang Kabus (for the impoverished kids)Silent auction and viewing of special priced artworks still on going for a week.
More artworks from other exhibiting artists and senior artists are up for auction too!
Visit us at Oak Brook Gallery beside Garden Cafe 9am-12nn and 2pm-6pm.
Exhibit runs until Nov 15, 2014
Photo Credits: Bohol Visual Artists 

Fe Faye Centillas Turns 18

Fe Faye T. Centillas celebrated her 18th birthday with a fairytale- themed coming out party at the MetroCentre Hotel.

Pipay, as she is affectionately called is not your ordinary girl. She finished both grade school and high school as Class Valedictorian. 

She has excelled in singing, public speaking, oratorical, journalism, academic & literary competitions since her prep school years.  In between her busy academic life, she was able to carry out her roles & responsibilities as Vice President of the HNU High School Supreme Student Government

She has also showed off her terpsichorean & thespic talents as well as shared her versatility & gift in elocution

She is presently pursuing BS Medical Technology, her pre- Med course at the Cebu Doctors University

She is Mr. Bonito & Mrs. Mabel T. Centillas' eldest of three daughters. 

Event Coordination, Downs & Men's Formals by  Budzandbagz Fashion Ballery 

Coming up: Highlights of her 18th Birthday Celebration 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Which Beauty Queens Have Been at the Miss Panglao Pageant?

Question: What do Precious Lara Quigaman, Alexis Rizzini Gomez & Karla Henry have in common aside from being international beauty title holders?

Answer: All three have graced the Miss Panglao Beauty Pageant.

Five successive annual editions since it debuted in 2010, the Miss Panglao Pageant has gained a solid reputation among pageant aficionados in Bohol for being consistent in inviting world- class Filipina beauty pageants to  either grace the event or sit as judge during its finals shaping up as the pageant
Mayor Nila Montero & Aya Montero
Panglao’s mother & daughter tandem of Mayor Nila Montero & Aya Montero have always dreamt of mounting a beauty pageant in Panglao not only to serve as glamorous highlight of the town’s fiesta celebration but also to be an avenue to select the town’s spokespersons & role models for the youth. Both knew that one surefire way of building up a pageant’s reputation and credibility is the presence of highly- respected Filipina beauty queens & entertainment figures.

During the pageant’s debut in 2010, no less than 2005 Bb Pilipinas- International & 2005 Miss International Precious Lara Quigaman came to crown the first- ever pageant winner.

   Lara Quigaman with Your Blogger & Fiel Angeli Gabin 
The following year, another international beauty titlist 2008 Miss Philippines Earth & 2008 Miss Earth Karla Henry came with bosom buddy 2005 Miss Bohol Sandugo & 2006 Bb Pilipinas- World Anna Maris Arcay Igpit of Panglao, Bohol
Your Blogger with 2006  Bb World Anna Igpit & 2008 Miss Earth Karla Henry
Your Blogger joins Anna & Karla during the after party. Lady in red
is Amanda Arbitrario who was recently- crowned as Miss SCUBA Philippines 2014
2012 witnessed the glamorous presence of blogging queen & TV personality Joyce Ann Burton1985 Bb Pilipinas- Universe & 1981 Miss Young Pilipinas who was a Top 10 Finalist in the 1981 Miss Young International Pageant. Miss Burton who came with husband Ron Titular was joined by 2011 Bb Pilipinas- International Diane Necio
Your Blogger joins Joyce Burton & candidates for a wacky pose!
Bb Pilipinas Intl 2011 Diane Necio
Iconic beauty queen Venus Raj 2010 Bb Pilipinas- Universe & who emerged as 2010 Miss Universe 4th Runner Up came with 2012 Mutya ng Pilipinas- Tourism Intl & 2013 Miss Tourism International Alexis Rizzini Gomez

Miss Universe 4th Runner Up Venus Raj
Miss Tourism Intl 2013 Alexis Rizzini Gomez
This year, three reigning titleholders came. They were 2014 Bb Pilipinas- Intercontinental Kris Tiffany Janson, 2014 Mutya ng Pilipinas- Asia Pacific Intl Eva Pyschee Patalinjug & 2014 Miss Philippines Earth Jaime Herell. What made their presence extra special was the presence of leading beauty queen maker & make up maven Jonas Borces & top Philippine pageant blogger Norman Tinio

L-R:Aurora & Norman Tinio, Rommel Gonzales, Kris Janson 
& Your Blogger at The Bellevue 
 L-R: Jaime Herell, Norman Tinio, Jonas Borces, 
Kris Janson & Eva Patalinjug
Jaime Herell Miss Philippines Earth 2014 obliges 
Your Blogger with photo
The presence of the aforementioned ladies never failed to put a smile on every Boholano including Your Blogger who caught glimpses of their stunning visage.

I look forward to next year as we half- guess which beauty queen would enplane to Panglao. Who knows? It just might be another Filipina titleholder!

Thank You Mayor Nila & Aya & to pageant organizer Deo Guden

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