A few weeks back, I was in the municipality of Buenavista to emcee the Katahum sa Buenavista 2016 Pageant, an annual search for the town’s fairest and the glamorous highlight of the town’s foundation anniversary which is marked every February 11.
| idyllic & scenic Cambuhat River|
After all, when the Spanish friars first came to the town, they were so awed and impressed by its beauty that they named the municipality as Buenavista which literally means a good view. The name Buenavista is a combination of two Spanish words namely buena which means good and vista which is Spanish for view or place.
I was billeted at the Buenavista Tourism Business Center which is located a few kilometres from the town proper. The hostel has air- conditioned and non- air conditioned accommodations that range from single & double to dormitory types that are perfect for seminars and retreats. It also has function rooms for business meetings or social events like wedding receptions.
While I was there, I chanced on the Philippine Councilor’s League- Bohol Chapter officers who had one of their regular business meetings there. And there was a bonus! Guess who would drop by to say hello? PCL National Chairman Alma Moreno and a senatorial bet this May.
|still the Loveli- Ness that we used to watch on TV|
| with Tagb City Kag. Jojo Bompat|
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| Alma Moreno with Bohol's PCL Officers|
She pinched hit for Cong. & boxing champ Manny Pacquiao who couldn’t make when his private plane wasn’t cleared for flying to Bohol. But Loveliness sure was a crowd drawer with her charming ways and her humility. Even Your Roving Eye couldn’t resist getting a photo with the erstwhile movie queen from the 70’s and 80’s.
| with Buenavista Mayor Sample Tirol|
|with Katahum sa Buenavista 2016 winners|
Thank you to Mayor Ronald Lowell “Sample” Tirol for the invitation, to Vice Mayor Dave Duallo, Kag. Rena Sotto Erojo, Project Chairs educator Jeanylette C. Ayson, Ph.D. & Kag. Christine Torregosa for the warm welcome.