Sunday, November 27, 2016

Philippine Bet in Mister Supranational 2016 Is from Bohol

There is a heightened anticipation among Boholano pageant watchers in the inaugural staging of the Mister Supranational pageant which kicked off a couple of days back in Nowy Sacz, Poland. The Philippines’ bet in the international male pageant that has attracted more than 30 gorgeous young men from all over the world happens to AR Dela Serna of Bohol. 

AR Dela Serna during departure to & arrival in Poland 
The 6’ 1” tall Business Administration graduate & son of Albert Dela Serna and former Pob. 2 Brgy. Captain Glorivic Dela Serna from Tagbilaran City earned the right to represent our country in the pageant after getting selected during a nationwide search for Misters of the Philippines 2016.
 AR Dela Serna has been chosen for the Ozonee clothing brand’s photo shoot


The contest aims to discover an instant celebrity and new talents for television and the modeling industry. The winner  will be the young man with that “It factor” and charisma that could take him to stardom. He should also be someone capable of being a positive role model to people of all generations. The Mister Supranational 2016 delegates will be judged not only for beauty and personality but also in a photo challenge, on line interviews in which they will interact with their fans, and more. 

  PRIDE OF BOHOL: AR Dela Serna during the Ozonee photo shoot
The contest, co-hosted by Poland and Slovakia, including the cities of Nowy Sącz, Poprad and Krynica Zdrój, where the final televised telecast and production will take place on December 3 will be televised in over 30 countries and the winner will get 10 K USD in cash plus a modeling contract in Europe.
 Mr. Malta, Mr. Poland & Mr. Philippines


From among the 35 official candidates who have arrived in Poland, AR Dela Serna of Bohol, Philippines and the delegates from the United States, Brazil, Venezuela, Malta & Poland have been installed as the early favorites!

Best of luck to Ar Dela Serna & rest of the candidates for Mister Supranational 2016!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Boholana Leads the Miss Teen California 2017 People's Choice Award Voting

Trust Boholanos all over the world to join forces when it comes to social media networking power. Katiana Butalid Borja, the svelte and sweet sixteen year old daughter to Boholano parents Anthony Borja and Louella “Weng” Butalid, is currently leading the Facebook online voting of Miss California Teen USA 2017 where she competes with 75 other teenagers as official bet of Southern Coast California. 

TEN DAYS from now or December 4 to be exact, we shall find out if a young Boholana’s dream of becoming the next Miss Teen California will come true. If the stars will align in her favor, she will make history as the first Boholana to be crowned the Golden State’s fairest teenager.

The winner of Miss Teen California 2017,along with 50 other state titleholders from across the United States gets to compete in the 2017 edition of Miss Teen USA, the sister pageant of Miss USA and Miss Universe that are owned by the Miss Universe Organization under WME/IMG. 
 Katiana with fellow candidates during pre- pageant event







  Reigning Miss California & Miss Teen California


Let’s help Katiana Butalid Borja spotlight the beauty of the Boholana by supporting her and voting online so she can also win the People’s Choice Award and propel her to the final round.


 Katiana Ann Butalid Borja
for Miss Teen California 2017

Here's how you can help Katiana Ann:


1. Please go to the official FB Page by clicking on the photo caption Katiana Ann Butalid Borja for Miss Teen California 2017 

2. Like her photo in the Miss California Teen FB Page then share

3. Please like also the Miss California Teen FB Page and share.


Let the world know about the Boholano's social networking supremacy! 

 Katiana shows off her Filipino roots in this whimsical gown
that features Bohol’s iconic symbols


Isuzu Bohol Offers Attractive Discounts & Freebies During Its Truck Sale 2016

Isuzu Bohol has good news for the Boholano business sector! Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC), the country’s undisputed leader in the commercial vehicle segment is showcasing the company’s light to heavy-duty vehicles through its ongoing 2016 Isuzu Bohol Year- End Truck Sale which ends on Saturday, November 26.

Mr. Steve Gingco, Isuzu Cebu General Manager who welcomed the media and the banking community during last night's launch reiterated Isuzu's paradigm shift in client relationship with emphasis on providing assistance & solutions, extra- mile services like technical advice and maintenance. 

 Isuzu Motors:  country’s undisputed leader in the commercial vehicle segment



During the week-long event, exciting freebies are up for grabs to lucky clients who will visit their showroom along CPG North Ave., Cogon District, Tagbilaran City. On the spot discounts ranging from P30,00 to P100,00 will be given to those who will purchase any of Isuzu’s lineup of reliable & durable trucks.
  Isuzu TRuck Sale 2015 offers cash discounts & freebies




Isuzu Bohol's GM Nilo Abalos stressed that customer representatives are on hand to offer not only technical advices but also explain its flexible financial operating lease program and post- sales services such as repairs and preventive maintenance

Visit Isuzu Bohol’s showroom now.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Dining at Astoria Bohol's Pamana Restaurant

Aside from the Bibingka de Astoria which Your Roving Eye and scores of foodies swear to be the best bibingka in Bohol, Astoria Resort’s Pamana Restaurant has an array of the most inventive and certified bestsellers in its international and Filipino cuisine from appetizers to soup to main entrees.
 Your Roving Eye, Beth Suarez & Mrs. Vel Ranoco
We had a chance to sample three of the restaurant’s bestsellers & specialties:


We started with their CHICKEN BINAKOL SOUP, chicken soup simmered in coconut water, lemon grass, ginger & choice spices. Served in a freshly opened coconut shell (bakol) and with pita bread. The best thing about the soup is you can scoop out the slivers of coconut meat and have it with the soup!

 Chicken Binakol Soup


ADOBONG GUSOK (Ribs) SA PINYA, pork ribs slowly simmered in tasty adobo sauce and fresh pineapple. The sauce is surprisingly sweet and tangy and can actually be mixed with the scoop of rice!
 Adobong Gusok sa Pinya



TORTANG BOHOLANO, ground pork omelet, thinly- sliced onions & potatoes topped with native Bohol chorizo and all fried with the boiled eggplant!

Tortang Boholano 

The best part of the culinary experience? Feasting on the unique gastronomic experience while enjoying the panoramic view of the beach and the azure skies.

If you crave for good food and value your privacy and go for intimacy, Astoria Resort's Pamana Resort is the place for you.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Bibingka de Astoria: Best Bibingka in Bohol

Your Roving Eye had a most delectable and delightful midday frolic at Astoria Resort in Baclayon, Bohol. With Jagna socialite and lady of leisure Mrs. Evelia Ranoco in tow, a most amazing discovery was made!
 The mouthwatering Bibingka de Astoria 
Astoria has the best bibingka in Bohol. Try the Bibingka de Astoria with grated coconut meat, shreds of the best cheese & hints of brown saccharine delight all sprinkled on top the resort’s undisputed bestseller. Upon taking your first bite, you will discover that right inside is a sliver of leche flan! It's the perfect Christmas giveaway or gift!

Bibingka de Astoria comes in three different flavors




 Mommy Evelia Mozo Ranoco tries the cheesy flavored bibingka
It is best enjoyed with hot native chocolate drink or with freshly- brewed coffee at Astoria's Pamana Restaurant offering panoramic and unobstructed views of the ocean and the azure skies. 
 the perfect Christmas gift or giveaways for VIP's



With no less than charming resident manager Elizabeth Suarez Bustrillos taking us to a leisurely tour around the resort that culminated with a most filling gustatory experience.

Your Roving Eye with Mrs. Vel Ranoco & Beth Bustrillos
poses at the resort’s selfie spot
photo credits: Christian Lungay 
If you love good food in a quiet and private setting, hie off to Astoria Resort and enjoy one of the best fine dining experiences this side of Bohol.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Vote for Bohol in Miss Teen California 2017

Two weeks from now or December 4 to be exact, we shall find out if a young Boholana’s dream of becoming the next Miss Teen California will come true. If the stars will align in her favor, she will make history as the first Boholana to be crowned the Golden State’s fairest teenager.

Katiana Ann Butalid Borja  is a well- rounded teenager who balances her academics with her athletic and competitive side which she got from her dad Anthony Fabiosa Borja whose lineage includes the very famous and iconic PBA legend, Bernard Fabiosa.

 SGHS basketbelle in action


Katiana was in fact the captain ball of the St. Genevieve High School basketball team that clinched for her the Heart of the Champion award as well as Junior Associate Student Body representative in the student council. 

 In Katiana’s genes run the blood of uncle Bernard Fabiosa, an enduring PBA legend


 


The winner of Miss Teen California 2017, along with 50 other state titleholders from across the United States gets to compete in the 2017 edition of Miss Teen USA, the sister pageant of Miss USA and Miss Universe that are owned by the Miss Universe Organization under WME/IMG

Let’s help Katiana Butalid Borja spotlight the beauty of the Boholana by supporting her and voting online so she can win the People’s Choice Award and propel her to the final round.
1. Please go to the official FB Page by clicking on the photo or the photo caption Katiana Ann Butalid Borja for Miss Teen California 2017 

2. Like her photo in the Miss California Teen FB Page then share

3. Please like also the Miss California Teen FB Page and share.

Let the world know about the Boholano's social networking supremacy! 


Daghang Salamat

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

In Memory of Suzette Auza Garcia: Beautiful Pride of Talibon

Suzette Garcia: A Candle in the Wind
  
The lovely Suzette Garcia has gone ahead to the Great Beyond. As Binibining Talibon 1992, Suzette represented her municipality in the 1992 Miss Bohol Pageant where her beautiful angelic face , charm & wit made her one of the favorites to win the crown. 

True enough, she emerged 2nd RU to Celevel Ranoco of Jagna and she was also selected as Best in Filipina Costume.

Suzette who has been based for years in Dubai succumbed to complications from lung cancer and left behind an only daughter Reina.  She was in her early 40’s.



Dear blog readers, do spare a minute of silence for the eternal repose of Suzette who is now safely in the warm embrace of our Creator in heaven where she is now free from pain and sorrow.

 L-R: Tagbilaran 1st RU, Jagna Ms Bohol, Talibon 2nd RU



 Miss Bohol 1992 with outgoing Miss Bohol 1991 Recelle Adlaon,
Gov David Tirol & First Lady Amalia Tirol
July 25, 1992, DWCT Gym



Suzette will always be remembered as a pride of Talibon and one of the most beautiful Boholanas to grace the Miss Bohol stage.

Goodbye Dear Ole Holy Name

I chanced upon the ongoing demolition of the original Holy Name University based in downtown Tagbilaran a week ago. It was a heart- wrenching scene to see my beloved school in her present state. I took the photos from the H. Grupo St. entrance gate to the gym. 

HNU Main took a big blow during the Oct 15, 2013 temblor that compromised the structural integrity of the main campus in Gallares Street hence the decision to relocate to its Janssen Heights Campus. 

 Your Roving Eye in front of dear ole Holy Name




The beloved gym is no more. The gym where scores of commencement exercises were held, where Bohol’s biggest events took place and where thousands of students like me honed and sharpened their skills and talents will now exist in our minds, in photos and in our hearts.




But fret not. For there would always be a rainbow after the rain. It’s all for the best.
 
 From the BQ Mall driveway



My dear HNU Main Campus in Gallares St., you would always be etched in our collective memories. Forever.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Catriona Gray: From Alona Beach to the World

Miss World Philippines 2016 Catriona Gray spent a few days in Bohol prior to her November departure for Washington, DC, USA where she competes with more than 100 beauty delegates for the Miss World 2016 crown. 
 most definitely a world- class welcome for a woman of the world


 
In between a most relaxing & luxurious stay at the posh Amorita Resort overlooking the spectacular powdery white sands of Alona Beach, she also videotaped her Miss World 2016 Introductory Video which is currently leading the pack with more than 198,000 views.



 The Buzz’ famous ice cream & cabcab cone gets global
exposure in Cat Gray's Miss World 2016 video
Photo location: Alona Beach, Panglao, Bohol



Standing 5’ 11” tall, the 22 year old model, blogger & singer who is one of the frontrunners for the Miss World 2016 crown aims to be the second Filipina to bring home the blue crown that symbolizes Beauty with a Purpose. 
 Will the stars align for a second Miss World crown for RP?

Monday, November 14, 2016

A Healthy & Fit Boholano Lifestyle

More and more Boholanaos have adopted a healthier lifestyle. Every Tuesday & Thursday at 6 pm, running enthusiasts from Tagbilaran and neighboring towns converge at Dunkin Donuts Plaza Rizal to join a growing number of health buffs who walk, jog and run for a more fit version of themselves.
  Become a sexier and a healthier version of yourselves when you run



In between, a healthy way way to meet new acquaintances. Definitely a good way  to lose weight and to gain new friends.

 Join this hot- looking group led by Dobap every Tuesday & Thursday for a fun run around Tagbilaran

 The hottie in hot pink is Eva Pocot





According to Eva Pocot & Richie Tabat, among the sporting groups that have joined the healthy lifestyle movement that was relaunched last September 8 this year are the KnD or Kaliwat ni Dagohoy, Tribohol, Daganista de Bohol, the Bohol paddlers and even Bohol- based medical representatives.

See you there on Tuesdays and Thursdays! 

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