Thursday, July 31, 2014

Classical Music at Crabhouse Restaurant

SUMPTUOUS buffet at Crabhouse Restaurant last night. Gracious owners Eping & Marge Estavilla showed us around their place that blends Old World charm and contemporary style. My faves were the Chicken Coquettes & the Salpicao- wrapped Pork



with LJ Lumayag & Rhoda Lee Ligan together with Eping & Marge Estavilla
owners of Crabhouse Restaurant
SOOTHING SOUNDS Renowned pianist Hector Martinez Jr & flutist Stephen C. Josephs both from Manhattan School of Music created magic with their musical virtuosity during an intimate performance at the Crabhouse Function Hall. Organized by K & N Productions, the event’s proceeds go directly to the Dauis Church rebuilding fund drive

with Marge Estavilla & Rhoda Lee Ligan



with flutist Stephen C. Josephs & pianist Hector Martinez Jr


with artists & fun couple Cheryl & Mario Magat
 Photo Credits: Ghen Lumayag Photography

Loon's Our Lady of Light Reemerges In Maribojoc, Bohol

Here’s the interesting narrative from Bohol First Lady Pureza V. Chatto from her and Gov. Edgar Chatto’s visit to the  residence of Dr Reuel and Gryll Relampagos in Maribojoc, Bohol two days ago.
 
 Bohol First Couple & Relampagos Couple with Birhen sa Kasilak replica
The 7.2 magnitude earthquake on October 15, 2014, levelled to the ground the old stone church of Our Lady of Light in Loon, Bohol. Nothing is left of the church but rubble. Imagine their pleasant surprise when they came across this replica right at the front yard of the Relampagos’ residence in Maribojoc.


The magnificent beauty, the elegance & the splendor of the Birhen sa Kasilak are all captured and preserved in the replica











 Birhen sa Kasilak
Hats off to Dr. Reuel & Gryll Relampagos for this. Thanks to Gov Edgar & First Lady Pureza for bringing us to this enchanting place through your photo essays.


Photo Credits: FB Page of First Lady Pureza Chatto


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

1950 Miss Bohol: Felomina Redulla Chiu of Maribojoc

Finally, somebody has responded to our call for more information and for data verification and photographic evidences regarding Miss Bohol pageant history
 
 1950 Miss Bohol: Felomina Redulla Chiu of Maribojoc

Here is Part Two of the messages complete with photo validation from Carino Antequisa of Maribojoc:

Sir Phillip, there is also a clear information that another beautiful lady from Maribojoc, Ms. Felomina Chiu, was crowned Miss Bohol in 1950.
How come that in your blog you mentioned that the Miss Bohol Pageant started in 1955?
Kindly shed light on this Sir, Raul as Maribocanons are following your blog.

Hi Mr. Carino Antequisa,

First of all, thank you for the response and for the photographic evidences. I am truly grateful. With regards to my claim that that Mrs. Valles was crowned Miss Bohol 1955, it was just passed on to me by a fellow blogger. In an earlier blog, I made an appeal there for anybody to come forward and please share any data to confirm or correct the posts that we made.

I hope this would shed light on the matter and appease whoever was slighted because of the sin of omission.

Thanks once again

1950 Miss Bohol: Felomina Redulla  Chiu

Felomina Redulla Chiu of Maribojoc was born on August 2, 1931. She was the youngest and the only girl of six siblings.
Her male siblings are the owners and proprietors of the famous 5 Brothers Store in Maribojoc, Bohol. 
She was crowned Miss Bohol 1950 at the age of 19.
She was married to Emmanuel J. Lim she is the youngest and only sister of the 5 Chiu Brothers of Maribojocc the owner of famous 5 brothers store She passed away in January 21, 2012 at the age of 80.
Thanks to Allouie Jumawan Escabarte

Here's the link to :



1941 Miss Bohol: Paula Baura Raagas of Maribojoc

Finally, somebody has responded to our call for more information and for data verification and photographic evidences regarding Miss Bohol pageant history

Here are the messages complete with photo validation from Carino Antequisa of Maribojoc:
Hi Sir Philip, in this blog you mention that Former Maribojoc Mayor Paula "Daday Raagas Valles was crowned Miss Bohol in 1955. This information contradicts to the print in a photo kept by a relative of the former beauty queen that says "Miss Bohol, Paulita B. Raagas, Bohol Night, May 4, 1941." 
Also in your blog you mentioned that the ex-mayor was born in 1922 and this was also confirmed by relatives, thus, if she was crowned Miss Bohol in 1955, she was already 33 years old then. I believe it is unlikely. However, if she was crowned in 1941, she was just 19 years old then, certainly at the prime of her beauty. 
Could you check your source on this, Sir. Fellow Maribojocanons are wondering.
Miss Bohol, Paula B. Raagas, Bohol Night, May 4, 1941
Miss Bohol 1941 escorted by eventual husband Esong Valles
Hi Mr. Carino Antequisa,

First of all, thank you for the response and for the photographic evidences. I am truly grateful. With regards to my claim that that Mrs. Valles was crowned Miss Bohol 1955, it was just passed on to me by a fellow blogger. 

In an earlier blog, I made an appeal there for anybody to come forward and please share any data to confirm or correct the posts that we made.

I hope this would shed light on the matter and appease whoever was slighted because of the sin of omission.

Thanks once again

 1941 Miss Bohol: Paula Baura Raagas

Paula (better known as Paulita and Daday) Baura Raagas was born on June 6, 1922 in Maribojoc, Bohol. 
Known for her striking beauty, winsome charm and intelligence, she was crowned Miss Bohol on May 4, 1941 at the young age of 18  and just a month away from her 19th birthday. 
She later on married her childhood sweetheart Dionisio Valles also from Maribojoc. She served as Municipal Mayor of Maribojoc from 1978 to 1986 
She passed away on July 8, 2012 at the ripe old age of 90 in Metro Manila
Thanks to Allouie Jumawan Escabarte

Photo Credits: Allouie Jumawan Escabarte 

Guess Where's the Hottest Place To Be In Bohol?

Bohol First Lady Pureza V. Chatto is indeed perfect in her role as culture and arts emissary of the province. Through her Facebook page, she has toured us to some of the most amazing and interesting places in Bohol.



Here is an interesting first hand account from Mrs. Chatto
July 29, 2014. It is exciting to be in a place so amazing as the residence of Dr Reuel and Gryll Relampagos in Maribojoc, Bohol. I used to watch The Adventures of Gulliver when I was small. 
Entering the gate of the Relampagos Residence, I thought I was in Lilliput where I can peek the inside of a church through its roof; where I am as tall as the church belfry; where I can run my fingers on the house stairs! I said to myself, "this is an enchanted kingdom"!
The kingdom is vintage and rustic giving me goosebumps of our rich culture and heritage.
Here now are some photos from that visit:


Mrs. Chatto with the Lady of the Manor: Mrs. Gryll Caballo- Relampagos






 Replica of  Loon's Birhen sa Kasilak

Photo Credits: Mrs. Pureza Chatto FB Page

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

To See & Be Seen in Miss Bohol 2014

Miss Bohol 2014 proved to be the one of the most anticipated and broke records for the huge numbers that came to witness the crowning. All seats and spaces taken at Bohol Wisdom Gymnasium. It was a happy, festive crowd. Local government delegations had their own gimmicks to cheer their respective candidates. There were lyres, drums, cymbals, balloons, bannerettes, lighted numbers and huge tarpaulins of pictures of their candidates. 

Board Members Godofreda Tirol,  Atty Benjie Arcamo and Madelon Rengel
Liza Migrino


Rhian Ramos & Mike Toledo share a laugh during the show

Mayor Baba Yap greets Board Members Freda Tirol & Atty. Benjie Arcamo

It was an electrifying night. Imagine the cheers, the yells & applause as each local government unit cheered for its respective candidates.  

Kudos to Project Chairs Bohol First Lady Pureza Chatto & Tagbilaran City First Lady Jane Cajes Yap for the success of Miss Bohol 2014. 


Credit also goes to JCI Bohol Chocolate Hills like Club President Sarena Cabagnot, Pageant Coordinator, Mayelle Jubac, Darlene Bustrillos, Iansep Suaybaguio, Jovanna Jumamoy, Ma. Joanne Alagcan Catherene Perin, Jessa Scarlet Perpetua, Karen Perez, Susan Datahan, Mitzi Recio, Marmie Robante, Jorge Vinas, Renerose Silmeros, Cheddy Alarde, KC Lumayag- Tiu who took on various tasks to ensure the pageant’s success.






Here are some of the highlights:









Madame Pureza visits the girls at the backstage moments before the show



 Dauis Mayor Marietta Sumaylo, Miss Tagb 87 Fiel Gabin & Panglao Mayor Nila Montero
 

 Me with Kag. Aileen Pasagad & Bb Pilipinas Anna Maris Igpit

 actress Rhian Ramos & mo with Remo Putong Mulle



BEST DRESSED COUPLE OF THE NIGHT
Vice Mayor Toto Veloso & wife Lura

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