Friday, August 31, 2018

Bohol's Pauline Amelincx for Mutya ng Pilipinas 2018

Boholano pageant watchers should be following this year’s Mutya ng Pilipinas pre- pageant events and all the way to the grand coronation night on September 16 at the MOA Arena with keen interest for two reasons; 
Mutya # 24: Pauline Amelincx
First, the prestigious nationwide pageant is celebrating its golden anniversary and to mark the occasion, 50 lovely Filipinas from all over the Philippines and from overseas communities will be pitting pulchritude, poise & personality for the top Mutya ng Pilipinas crowns. 
Mutya # 24: Pauline Amelincx wearing Mikee Andrei
Secondly, Bohol is represented by a well- loved and a social media darling, Pauline Cucharo Amelincx.  The 5’ 9” half Filipina & half Belgian stunner from Tubigon who was crowned Miss Bohol 2017 is one of the strongest and among the most prepared Boholana beauties that we have sent to a national pageant.  
Gorgeous. Glamorous. Golden Girl
Aside from possessing a beautiful face, she is tall, has a winsome smile, a commanding presence, facility with English and most importantly, in today’s internet age, has a huge social media following.
Behold Bohol’s Beauty
According to Mikee Andrei, Boholano style maven & resident stylist of Aces & Queens, Pauline flew straight to Manila right after she passed on her crown as Miss Bohol 2017 to focus on training - makeup, hairstyling, personality development, walking and posture, styling and Q&A, with Aces and Queens. 
Pauline during Mutya Orientation & Sashing
Pauline’s Mutya ng Pilipinas journey officially began last August 28 when she and the rest of the girls checked in at the pageant’s official residence, The Ascott, Makati. It will be their home until pageant night. Their whirlwind of activities continued with the orientation,sashing ceremony and official number assignment. She is Mutya #24 ( she is one of the tallest girls)

Important Dates to Remember:

September 3  Press Presentation & Poolside Swimsuit Parade
September 10 Evening Gown Competition
September 11 Terno Competition
September 16 Pageant Nigfht

Mutya ng Pilipinas, one of the longest-running beauty contests in the Philippines, will send its winners to international pageant events, such as Miss Tourism International, Miss Tourism Queen of the Year,  and the Miss Asia Pacific International.

The Mutya ng Pilipinas Organization promotes “Beauty Tourism” within the greater Asia Pacific with the direct participation of the Overseas Filipino Communities, this being a distinct component of its National Pageant Event. The Organization is motivated and inspired by its guiding thrust to assist in promoting Tourism, Social Responsibility, Fashion, and Beauty pageantry.


PHOTOGRAPHER:  Mark Ryan Alvarez
MAKE UP: Raymond Galang
HAIR: Donna Abitira
EARRINGS: Christopher Munar

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Bohol Welcomes Bucket Shrimps

Cebu’s best tasting shrimps are now in Bohol! It was a bright and sunny Saturday when Bucket Shrimps, the newest hotspot for seafood and everything good was officially launched at the Lite Port Center. A holy mass and blessing officiated by Fr. Val Pinlac preceded the opening attended by family & circle of friends. 
Chad Regner, City Mayor Baba Yap & Joan Robie Cajes
Partly hidden are Jethro Imboy & parents from both sides 

 City Mayor Baba Yap 
 young entrepreneur Joan  Robie Cajes
City Mayor Baba Yap and First Lady Jane Yap came to grace the event. In attendance also was Chad Regner, the man behind Cebu’s best tasting shrimps. 
Jethro Imboy is supportive of Joan Robie Cajes’ resto venture 
The Cajes clan led by former Cong. Roberto Cajes &
rinidad Mayor Baby Cajes came in full force for Joan
The Imboy Clan that includes Loay Mayor RB Imboy- Abutazil &
hubby Jeric Rei came to back up Jethro & Joan
The charming and very attentive Bucket Shrimps crew
Joan Robie Cajes, the young entrepreneur behind Bucket Shrimps, spoke of how she & Jethro loved Bucket Shrimps in Cebu so much that they ate there several times a week when both were students then. Ms. Cajes opened a branch here in Bohol so that Boholanos can also discover and fall in love with Bucket Shrimps the way they did. 
Ann & Manjo Lim, Fr. Val Pinlac, Ag Ag Lim, Joan Cajes & niece Maxene Auza
Businessman Carl Lim & wife Twinkle with Kew Cabagnot
Chad Regner explains the Bucket Shrimps story to Your Roving Eye
TENDER MOMENT. Proud moms Baby Cajes & May Imboy with Fr. Val
On the other hand, when asked by Your Roving Eye on the secret to the success of Bucket Shrimps, Chad Regner, simply said” it’s in the sauce”. As a parting shot before guests feasted on the latest seafood craze in Bohol, Mayor Baba Yap offered his congratulations and words of gratitude for the latest addition not only to Tagbilaran’s robust economic growth but also to more vibrant options for leisure dining.
A holy mass & blessing preceded the opening
Your Roving Eye shares the table w  Nutrimart’s Eddie & Pavs Uy with son Ian Uy
Your Roving Eye emceed the opening's program
The latest dining establishment’s name is taken from, you guessed it, the bestselling shrimps that are served in a bucket. It’s a no- nonsense approach to dining either with bare hands or plastic sheeted hands.
Bucket  of shrimps hence the name 

DWCT/ HNU Panacean Pioneer 1988: Cheers @ 30

Amidst the frenzied beat & the party mood pervading the Tagbilaran skyline courtesy of the Sandugo festival & the TBTK 2018 edition, the much- anticipated Pearl Reunion of HNU College of Nursing’s pioneering batch, Panacean Pioneer 1988, was finally realized. 

It was a small yet memorable and jubilant occasion at the posh Henann Resort along Alona Beach to relive the memories and to brainstorm for possible projects as a way of giving back to the community. 
Delectable delight to wrap up a sweet & happy occasion

What’s an occasion without the hubbies to share the joy with 
Among those who responded to the call for a reunion were Cesarina Datahan-Ente, Ruby Iyoy- Calzada, Emma Panio- Cago, Jennifer Pizarras- Rebosura, Julieta Polo-Narido, Angeli Ramirez, Chona Torregosa-Chatto, Ruth Simila-del Prado and Jane Zoilo-Lofranco. 

Also in attendance were HNU College of Nursing clinical instructors and Fr. Ansel. Special thanks to Congressman Aris Aumentado, Caroline Maniwang & Mary Angeli Uy- Escuadro for facilitating the preparations.
Attendees’ kids who came from all parts of the globe
Jane Zoilo- Lofranco is flanked by batchmates/ event planners 
Chona Torregosa- Chatto & Jennifer Pizarras- Rebosura

Channeling their inner runway diva
Locale: Henann Resort, Alona Beach, Panglao

Monday, August 27, 2018

Bohol Hosts Miss Universe 2014 Batch Reunion

It was the most beautiful day of the year in Panglao when around 20 of the 2014 Miss Universe candidates came for their batch reunion. 
 L-R: Miss Norway 2014, Miss Philippines 2014 & Miss USA 2014

Photo Credits: TJ Medrana Photography
Among the girls who came for the reunion were Philippines, USA, Ukraine, Netherlands, Switzerland, Ghana, Panama, Belgium, Indonesia, Kenya, South Africa, Austria, Norway, Mexico, Sta.Lucia, Ecuador, Singapore, Great Britain and Dominican Republic 
Three of the Top Five finalists Ukraine, Netherlands & USA joined the reunion
Miss Universe- Philippines 2014 Mary Jean “MJ” Lastimosa played host to the girls during their brief yet fun & memorable stay in Bohol. Before departing from Bohol, the girls were treated to a mid- day cocktails & refreshments at Alona Tropical Beach Resort care of Mayor Nila Montero & Councilor Aya Montero.

Here are some of the beauties while enjoying the sand, sea and sun of Alona Tropical Beach Resort.  
Alona Tropical Beach Resort’s Deo Guden, Rico Guigue & Kris Acero join the
Miss U 2014 beauties from Norway, USA, St Lucia, Panama & Belgium

Alona Tropical Beach Resort gives a warm welcome for the girls

The Miss Universe girls sizzle in the sand, sea & sun of 
Alona Tropical Beach Resort 

Noel Barrameda leads Amorita Resort staff in welcoming the girls
Hon. Aya Montero poses with Sta. Lucia, Panama, Philippines & Indonesia
after briefing them on the tourism potentials of Panglao Island & Bohol

According to Geah Marie Dollisen, Panglao Tourism Office, who helped with the preparations, the ladies confided to her that for most of them, this was their first time to visit the Philippines especially Bohol. Miss South Africa told her that she was familiar with Bohol already and thanks to their annual reunion, she was able to visit her dream place. 
 Miss Mexico joins Geah Marie Dollisen for a selfie

The girls couldn’t resist a photo at the picturesque Chocolate Hils
Gov. Chatto, Provl Administrator Ae Damalerio, Rommel Gonzales, Peter Dejaresco
& DreamCat owner welcome the girls during their cruise

 Miss Belgium, Miss Mexico & Miss Dominican Republic relax onboard  DreamCat
Aside from the white sandy beaches of Panglao, the girls also visited the Chocolate Hils in Carmen and went for a lovely cruise along the picturesque waters of Loboc River. The girls are already planning to bring their families and friends to visit Bohol.

After the girls bid adieu to Bohol and to their newfound friends, Your Roving Eye realized that pageants are not really the cutthroat competitions that they are pictured to be. The Miss Universe 2014 girls have bonded well and have been holding batch reunions since 2015. The Philippine reunion is their fourth. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

KISS 102.3 FM Goes Jazz

And here's good news for jazz and easy listening music lovers of Bohol!

KISS 102.3 FM, Bohol’s no 1 FM radio has just launched its “KISS Goes Jazz”, a two- hour weekend radio show that features favorites from the finest artists of various jazz genres including classic jazz fusion, contemporary smooth and acid jazz, mainstream & pop jazz and a combination of easy listening pop music and lightweight R&B 
Every Saturday & Sunday, from 10 pm to 12 mn, listeners will be treated to cool easy listening music from contemporary jazz greats  & fusion artists like Spyro Gyra, Manhattan Transfer, Chuck Mangione, George Duke & Stanley Clarke to easy listening from Shakatak, George Benson, Sade, Grover Washington, Al Jarreau and all the way to classic jazz artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn and Billie Holiday while doing late night chores or in the mood for listening to relaxing music. 
 Your Roving  Eye was a KISS FM  jock
during his college days

So if you're in the mood for some really feel good, soothing music for reminiscing and for your listening pleasure, check out KISS 102.3 FM !

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Rhine & Chelo Pamaong's 25th Wedding Anniversary: Slivers of Silver

Twenty five years ago, theirs was one of the most talked about weddings in Cebu and Bohol.   Both were attractive, just starting out in the medical profession and both came from socially prominent backgrounds. It was swoon time and the marital union had all the trimmings and the ingredients of a match made in heaven. 
 Newlyweds Rhine & Chelo with their entourage 25 years ago

After they had sealed their exchange of lifetime vows before God, family and friends at the Sacred Heart Church in Cebu City, the newlyweds, together with their entourage, family and friends, were whisked off to Mactan airport where a Philippine Airlines Fokker 50 plane  waited to fly them to Bohol for their wedding reception.

Talk about getting hitched in style.
 Rhine & Chelo replicate their 1993 kiss at the San Agustin Church in Panglao, Bohol
Photo Credits: Mark Ramasoa of Artline Studio 
FAST FORWARD TO YEAR 2018. At the height of the TBTK 2018 festivities and the Sandugo Festival celebration last July, Canada- based doctors Rhine and Chelo Pamaong marked their silver wedding anniversary with a glitzy and glamorous celebration in Panglao. Your Roving Eye was there to witness the couple’s milestone and to share with lifestylebohol’s avid readers the highlights and the sidelights in text and photos. 
 the vow renewal left many teary-eyed
Your Roving Eye witnessed the whole shebang. From the last- minute rehearsals to the holy mass officiated by Rev. Fr. Leonel Grado and all the way to the enjoyable and fun dinner & dance reception.

CONVENTO’S COCKTAILS AND CANAPES. In between small talk, selfies and last- minute preening, guests nibbled on delectable hors d'oeuvres & canap├ęs and sipped refreshing non- alcoholic drinks at the nearby Convento Lawn while they waited to be ushered in for the wedding reception.
 Your Roving Eye goofs with Chef M and her 10:31 crew 

GUEST LIST The guest list, along with the entourage lineup, was made up of family & friends, colleagues and namedroppables from the academe, public service & business sectors. 

 Dr. Le Ruiz, Dr. Elden Mangubat, . Nap Nazareno, Dr. Marivic Nazareno, Dr. Emelda Bartolome, Dr. Stella Escobia, Dr. Romualdo Ruiz & Dr. Jean Gatal
It was no surprise too that most of the entourage and guests came from the medical field and health care profession since both Rhine & Chelo are physicians and it was in Tagbilaran City where they first met and where their love story and fledgling careers took parallel courses.
 Ms. Aimee Relampagos, Dr. Nick Lopez, Ms. Betty & Mr. Baby Garcia
 Your Roving Eye, designer Renee Salud, Fiel Gabin & PR guy JP Maslog
 Balilihan Mayor Pureza Chatto, City Mayor Baba Yap,  Mrs. Fiel Gabin,
design guru Renee Salud & TBTK  Chair Dr. Disi Yap- Alba
 AGELESS BEAUTIES: Mrs. Amalia Tirol, Dr. Melinda Borja & Madame Nila Montero
Dr. Nivardo Nacua, TBTK Founder Dr. Nick Lopez, Dr. Zaldy Buac, Dr. Dodong & Dr. Wenna Arcay 
 Your Roving Eye, Mrs. Nene Udtohan, Ann Lagnason, Ms. Flor Maslog & Ms. Minda Kennedy
 Your Roving Eye with Fr. Leonel Grado & former Maya Corales
 Bride’s 1st cousin Blessy Erauda & husband  Mr.. Nilo Erauda who flew in from Chicago & their daughters 
Shianelle & Ariana who sang the bride’s special request Ave Maria by Libera as the bridal march
PRINCIPAL SPONSORS included Gov. Edgar Chatto & First Lady Pureza Chatto, City Mayor Baba Yap & First Lady Jane Cajes Yap, Atty. David Tirol & Mrs. Amalia Tirol, Dr. Pura Inting, Dr. Melinda Borja, fashion luminary Renee Salud, Ms. Agnes Miranda, Dr. Disi Yap- Alba, Mayor Nila Montero, Cong. Rene Relampagos & Ms. Imee Relampagos, Ex Mayor Alfonso Lim & Ex Mayor Rosenda Balandra 
 Principal sponsors all

SECONDARY SPONSORS. Vic Rey & Eva Pamaong Rey, Anna Fe Dela Rosa & Cecil Pamaong, Gary Grajales & Elna Pamaong- Grajales.

GROOMSMEN & BRIDESMAIDS. Shanon Pamaong & Eva Pamaong Rey, Cecil Pamaong & Betty Pamaong- Tinio, Jules Pamaong & Zaita Pamaong- Bertumen, Rhine Victor Pamaong & Ena Pamaong- Grajales, Luc Edmund Pamaong & Didith Pamaong, Vic Rey & Blessy Erauda, Jaybe Tinio & Marquiz Ira Enriquez, Ruben Calatrava & Eddieliz Marie Carreon, Zaigod Bertumen & Dr. Stella Amora- Escobia, Gary Grajales & Camilla Dela Victoria, Dr. Elden Mangubat & Beau Marie Tinio, Godofredo Bertumen & Anna Fe Dela Rosa
 TIMELESS ELEGANCE Chelo & her ladies-in- waiting are in Shanon Pamaong creations
 READY FOR THE PLUNGE. Rhine is all set to go
SHANON’S SARTORIAL SENSATIONS After guests trooped to the wedding reception venue and had settled in, members of the entourage were introduced. Everyone was treated to a parade of designer Shanon Pamaong’s sartorial sensations. He conceptualized, designed and created the suits, the contemporary barong and gowns in abaca fabric worn by the lady principal sponsors, the groomsmen and bridesmaids and the couple.

 The Pamaongs came in full force
 Shanon Pamaong and his muses
DINNER & DANCE RECEPTION Everyone knew that it was going to be a uniquely special event the moment the spectacular opening salvo unraveled.  

From Rhine & Chelo’s music video of their “Please Be Careful with My Heart” duet and the elaborate courtship & dating traditional folk dance showcased the terpsichorean talents of the couple and their sons Rhivor and Luc that segued to a special performance from the Lumad Panglaoanon Dance Ensemble. 

The presentations elicited oohs and ahs from everyone and set the tone for the rest of the evening.

 Rhine and Luc take the sidelines while Rhivor takes mom Chelo for a spin  
 Fun- filled and delightful opening dance number for Pamaong couple
A MEMORABLE CELEBRATION As the late afternoon sky slowly gave way to dusk, the celebration took an even more romantic tone and feel as the ambience turned intimate and romantic but not for long. 

A bevy of graceful dance instructors took over the parquet dance floor and had everybody loosen up and dance the night away.
  with hair & make up duo Yan Tiempo & Marian Manigque 
  Donald & Joy Sevilla, Mayor Nia Montero
 Former Bohol Gov. David Tirol & Mrs. Amalia Tirol
  with gorgeous Paulaine Magallanes & cousin
Sir  Perling Patindol & Dr. Liliosa Yu- Patindol 
with good friend Rey Tirol  
 with Best Man Dr. Elden Mangubat & Dr. Stella Maris Escobia

 Kag.Clement Ingking with cousins
 Renee Salud with Mdm. Salome Salutillo-Roska & Mdm. Salome Salutillo-Roska,  bride’s mom and aunt, 
respectively, who flew   in from Canada to join in the celebration

It was an unforgettable evening that gave homage to the power of love. 

More than the sumptuous spread, the choice array of wines and drinks, the music and the laughter that reverberated through the night, it was the gift & the celebration of love, friendship and gratitude that made Rhine & Chelo’s special day stand out and be firmly etched in the collective consciousness of those who came.   
  Guests rocked and swayed the night away

  PICTURE- PERFECT. Luc & Rhivor flank dad Rhine & mom Chelo
As guests started to bid goodbyes and as the party lights dimmed, thoughts of the magical and fun- filled celebration kept swirling in Your Roving Eye’s mind even as he wished for more slivers of silver as the countdown for gold begins! Here’s to love! Cheers!  
 JUST RENEWED THE VOWS! Rhine & Chelo takes their ride back to the resort in a vintage car


NLA Catering 
Necie Aseniero Catering
Disco Record Center
Blue Grass Project
Superseven for Video
Artline Studio for Photo
DJ Aljhun
Fifth Symphony Choir
Marian Manigque for Make Up
Infinity Blue for Entertainment
Coordination Services by Silverbleu and Supreme of Bohol Wedding

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