Friday, June 30, 2017

JaDine Live in Bohol Will Finally Happen!

Happening on July 15, 2017 (8 pm) at the Bohol Wisdom School Gym, the two- hour long concert which will feature the loveteam of James Reid and Nadine Lustre, two of the Philippines’ most bankable and most popular TV & film personalities,will be incorporating topnotch production values to the long- overdue concert.
 Team JaDine: RP's most bankable loveteam

The twin media enterprise of the Bohol Chronicle and KISS FM and DYRD AM stations are the exclusive media partners. LJ Lumayag of K & N Productions, the event organizers , is confident that the concert will be among the most spectacular entertainment extravaganzas to be mounted in the province during the month- long Sandugo Festival  2017.

 a grand experience awaits JaDine at Be Grand Resort, their official residence

ViVa Live and NY Entourage, the same production company that brought the JaDine concert series to the Middle East and to the U.S. will be overseeing the whole production. Stella Ancla of Dextel Trading said that bringing the big- budgeted production to Bohol is her company’s way of supporting the success of the Bohol Sandugo Festival.

 Team JaDine makes it to the cover of Bohol Chronicle's lifestylebohol
EVENT PRESENTERS: Be Grand Resort Panglao, Bohol the Official Residence, Philippine Airlines, SMART Communications, Tagbilaran City Mayor John Geesnell “Baba” Yap, Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto, Cong. Rene Relampagos

EVENT SPONSORS: R8 Pharmaceuticals, Amazing Island Travel & Tours, K & N Medical Supply, Island City Mall, Village Floating Resto & Cruises

EVENT ORGANIZER: K & N Productions


EVENT MEDIA PARTNERS: The Bohol Chronicle, DYRD AM 1161 khz, DYZD AM 1422 khz and KISS 102.3 FM 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Part 1: Behold the Beauty of Miss Bohol 2017

Ms. Ana Loinda Saluan, Miss Bohol 2017 Project Chair bared to Your Roving Eye that this year’s Miss Bohol Pageant will give a special focus on the province’s tourism potentials through its “Behold Bohol” marketing & promotional thrust.

The Miss Bohol 2017 photo & video crew travelled to the candidates’ respective municipalities and the lone city of Tagbilaran to showcase the participating towns’ top tourist attractions. A novel idea indeed and an incentive for the towns that have sent candidates for the annual Miss Bohol Pageant which serves as the glamorous highlight of the month- long Bohol Sandugo Festival.

This is the first of a five- part series where all the 20 candidates and their towns/ city will be featured in alphabetical order.

ALBURQUERQUE, located in the eastern part of Bohol, is 12 km from the capital city of Tagbilaran. The municipality of Alburquerque has natural wonders and micro local industries like the making of calamay, traditional method of manufacturing pottery, and the weaving of raffia using locally made loom.

The existing tourists destinations are Sta Monica stone church and convent, Sta Fe beach resort, calamay making, ceramics making, salt making, loom weaving, basket and broom-making. The potential attractions are Tarsiers Park, Lourdes Spring, Aquarium Fish, Butterfly Sanctuary.  

  Kaorie Villa, 16 years old

ANDA, one of the emerging must- see destinations in eastern Bohol, is around 100 kilometers or a two- hour ride from Tagbilaran City.  Its natural beauty and man- made attractions makes it a perfect vacation getaway. It has stretches of white sandy beaches, caves that are perfect for exploring and for taking a dip, waterfalls and even a mystical islet. 

Don’t forget to check out Amun Ini Beach Resort, a quaint and lovely hideaway that offers topnotch amenities and excellent service.

 Sheena Marie Francesca Licong, 18 years old

BACLAYON , the first municipality to be established in Bohol by the Spaniards, is about 9 kilometers from the city of Tagbilaran. 

Baclayon is known for its historic Immaculate Conception Catholic church, declared a National Cultural Treasure in 1995 because it is considered the best preserved of its kind in the region. Its first structure was built in 1595, but the current building is from 1724 and is of Spanish Colonial architecture. 

The church includes a small museum, with relics dating back to the early 16th century, and adjoining 21-metre (69 ft) high bell tower.

  who can resist Baclayon's broas?

 Aileen Agripo Lancila, 19 years old

in front of Baclayon's beloved stone church 
There are plenty of Spanish colonial ancestral houses in the municipality, many of them along the main road. 

Some of these historical structures which are representative of Spanish-Filipino wooden craftsmanship and styling are being utilized for cultural shows and tours, festivals and fiestas, as well as some having been turned into inns.

Baclayon also boasts of its Punta Baluarte which also features a covered stage for outdoor cultural shows and performances turns into an al fresco dining experience in the evening.

The municipality is also the jump- off point for the dolphin- and whale-watching island of Pamilacan.

BATUAN which is 51 km (32 miles) from Tagbilaran, is located in the interior part of the island. Located within the province's tourist area, Batuan is the gateway to the Chocolate Hills, being only about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from the Chocolate Hills complex in Carmen. Batuan has got to be Your Roving Eye’s favorite places in Bohol. Aside from its very cool weather, friendly people and great local Boholano cuisine, the town also has some great undiscovered places waiting for the adventurous type of visitors.

 Maria Patsy Mille Plazo, 17 years old
The ShipHaus, located along the main highway in Poblacion Norte, Batuan, is one of Bohol's new tourist top drawers. Uniquely shaped like a shipping vessel, it is owned by Capt. Gaudencio Dumapias, a Batuan native who became a successful mariner. ShipHaus, as it is called affectinately by everyone in Boho, is a testament to the adventurous and hardworking seafaring Boholanos.

The house was opened in late 2011 to local and foreign tourists to showcase the culture of Batuan. One can see the local weavers at work and buy their wares at the souvenir shop.

Another must- see attraction in Batuan is its Balay sa Humay (House of Rice).   

Balay sa Humay takes visitors to an enriching educational experience that centers on Filipinos’ rice culture.  Balay sa Humay actively promotes organic rice, as well as supporting local plant products. 

The facility is just a few minutes away from the Soil and Water Conservation Foundation which highlights organic vegetable gardens and a greenhouse.

The Balay sa Humay Learning Experience Tour is a great complement to any curious visitor’s exploration of Batuan culture and nature, in general.

 As the only locally based rice museum in the country, Balay sa Humay gives travelers a unique look into the natural and cultural history of Batuan, a slice of Bohol. The tour venue also features a souvenir shop that showcases local handicrafts and supports the Batuanon’s handicraft industry.

Photo Credits: Gerald James Cabal Photography 

TALENT NIGHT                 July 8, Sat, 8 pm, Bohol Wisdom School Gym

PAGEANT NIGHT             July 22, Sat, 8 pm, Bohol WisdomSchool Gym

Monday, June 19, 2017

Why Panglao, Bohol’s Eco Video for Miss Philippines Earth 2017 is Trending

One of the unique features of the Miss Philippines Earth Pageant is the submission of an eco video, a four to five minute video that features the candidate’s environmental advocacy and highlight’s the city or town that the candidates are representing.

The videos which are required from each candidate are then uploaded on the pageant’s website and YouTube Channel and this gives pageant fans the chance to know the girls and their respective places a little better.
 Catherine during her video’s Alona Beach segment


The eco video of Panglao, Bohol’s very own Catherine Tabaniag (see related story) has been getting a lot of notices and has been praised not only for the well- conceptualized storyline and footage of her town’s breathtaking scenic spots but also for its thought- provoking insights on how environmental preservation is still possible even in the midst of progress and development. Panglao, which is known as Bohol’s tourism crowning jewel, boasts of powdery white sandy beaches, five- star resorts and great dive spots.

 at the Morning Hills in Loay, Bohol
 behind the scenes at Bilar Man-made Forest, Bilar, Bohol
The video also showcased Ms. Tabaniag’s excellent communication skills which are very important attributes for a Miss Philippines Earth titleholder for she will be a spokesperson for Mother Earth.
with mentor Deo Guden and Capt. Vic Blanes
 aerial view of Balicasag Island off Panglao Island
Mr. Deo Guden who oversaw the conceptualization and production of the video explained that they didn’t want a touristy or superficial type of video but one that would send a message of vigilance & cooperation. Catherine’s environmental advocacy and how she is working hand-in- hand with the Panglao LGU are well- documented  in the video.

 with Balicasag Island kids for her advocacy

Mr. Guden also took time to thank the team behind the production and also to extend his gratitude to Panglao Mayor Nila Montero & family and the entire LGU of Panglao and its people. 

with the motherly Panglao Mayor Nila Montero  
with Panglao Mayor Montero & V Mayor Fuertes & LGU officials 
 the team behind the video production


Here’s the Eco Video of Panglao, Bohol for Miss Philippines Earth 2017. Please watch and share to help our candidate win the Best Eco Video Award which will be given during pageant night on July 15, 2017.

Catherine's talked- about MPE 2017 Eco Video


PRODUCER                        : MyMadamme Productions
SCRIPT & CONCEPT        : Mr. Deo Guden
STILLS & MOTION          : Rhapsody Concepts by Chester Impang
PHOTOGRAPHY               : TJ Medrana Photography
SPECIAL THANKS            : Panglao Mayor Nila Montero
                                               Montero Family
                                               Alona Tropical Beach Resort, Panglao, Bohol

Sunday, June 4, 2017

It is Miss Bohol Season Once Again!

Twenty lovelies from all over Bohol were among the early registrants who showed up for the Miss Bohol 2017   Candidates’ Orientation & Briefing held at the Governor’s Mansion a couple of days ago. 

After seeing the girls up close, Your Roving Eye agrees with pageant watchers that this is indeed one of the most competitive batches ever.

 Charmers from Anda, Maribojoc & Guindulman
 Bets from Loay, Calape, Loon, Tubigon, Jagna, Tagbilaran & Bilar

 From Guindulman, Maribojoc, Anda, Ubay & Trinidad

 HEIGHT IS MIGHT: Standing at 5’ 7” and above are
Jagna, Tubigon, Loon & Calape

Among the perceived frontrunners are from the neighboring municipalities of Loon, Calape and Tubigon. Tagbilaran’s bet has one of the most beautiful faces along with Miss Anda & Miss Loay. With bated breath, we await the press presentation and swimsuit parade to find out which girls just might make the final cut.
 Stunning beauties from Loon & Tagbilaran City

 Miss Baclayon & Miss Bilar 
 Miss Jagna & Miss Ubay are
among the girls to watch out for

The Provincial Government of Bohol which took over the staging of the pageant this year gave the candidates and their handlers an overview of the pageant, rules governing the pageant and gave the girls the opportunity to introduce themselves and deftly answered the questions asked during the forum that immediately followed. 

 Jo Cabarrus & Ana Loinda Saluan of the organizing committee
 With Alexis Cadelina & Deo Guden
   Ubay Tourism Officer Antonette Acedo, Larry Evangelista
& Alexis Cadelina

 With high- profile ladies Marivi Goilosino, Elena Uy & Rinelyn Omac 
 Iansep Suaybaguio, Vilma Yorong & EJ Relampagos
 Larry Evangelista & Red Cabagnot couldn’t resist taking
photos of the girls  

 EYE FOR BEAUTY: onlookers took photos of the ladies during
their group shots

This year’s edition of Miss Bohol which will focus on the theme “Behold Bohol” will feature the participating municipalities’ top three tourism attractions in photos and in videos.

Important dates to remember for Miss Bohol 2017 are Talent Night: July 8, Saturday, 8 pm and the Grand Coronation Night: July 22, Saturday, 8 pm, Bohol Wisdom School Gym 

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