Saturday, January 26, 2019

40 the Band to rock Coclea Lounge Bar Concert Grounds

Tonight, January 26, 8 pm, Cebu’s iconic 40 The Band will be performing for one night only at Coclea along Seaside Mansasa. Dubbed “Live & Loud”, 4o the Band will be dishing out the best pop, cool & new rock from the 80’s, 90’s and today’s hottest hits. 
40 the Band tonight at Coclea Lounge Bar Concert Grounds

The mere mention of the “40 The Band” immediately whisks me off to those halcyon days in the late  80’s in Cebu when we would slam dance to the band’s music at the Shakey’s Mango Avenue branch over pitchers of ice cold beer. Those were the days when we kissed the hallowed ground they tread on.

THE EARLY DAYS. Evolving with the local music industry for the past 33 years, the band has established itself as an icon in the local music industry. They started out in April 1986, playing for Shakey’s Pizza Parlor as the house band with original members namely, Alvin Chiong, Lyndon Banzon, Troy Degamo, Jonathan Tiu, Vincent Avanzado, Madelaine Fernandez, and Arnold Ang. By then, they decided to call themselves 40 due to the fact that their music was much influenced by the Irish band U2 thus, they named themselves after the hit single “40” from the “War” album of the said band.
 40 the Band  with Atty. Popot Marapao at their KISS FM visit
THE RISE OF THE NEW CEBU MUSIC MOVEMENT. They later made it big by being part of The New Cebu Music Movement in 1989. Remember the catch phrases “Loud & Proud” and “Local Vocal”? They made their mark with the release of their hit singles “Rain” and “What I Say”. They’ve been playing in different islands of the Philippine archipelago which include Bohol, Cagayan, Ozamis, Butuan, Ormoc, and Manila. Though they remained mainly local, they have gained following from music lovers all throughout the country. Since the start, they have performed in special events and bar tours.

The band was also nominated to the first ever San Miguel Beer Music Awards which was held in Cebu. Their music has gone forward to adapt to the echo of generations. The band is presently composed of Arnold Ang, Pong Chiong, Roy Llanes, Troy Degamo, and Lyndon Banzon. 

40 The Band: Live & Loud is brought to you by Coclea Lounge Bar, F Café & Bar, San Miguel Brewery Inc. & KISS 102.3 FM, This is one musical gig that you shouldn’t miss for their music transcends generations. 
Your Roving Eye finally got a photo opp with the iconic band 
See you tonite guys as we recapture the rapture at Coclea Concert Grounds! 

Ticket admission at P300.00

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Karen Gallmann is Hot Favorite for the 47th Miss Intercontinental crown

Indeed, there’s a beautiful reason for Bohol to be smiling a lot these days. You see, Karen Juanita Boyonas Gallman who traces her roots in Ubay, Bohol is representing the Philippines in the ongoing 47th edition of the Miss Intercontinental Pageant being held here in the country. 
Karen Gallman is enjoying herself immensely at the pageant

Ms. Gallman, born in Ubay, Bohol to retired World War II German soldier Gavin William Gallman and a native from Bohol Editha Boyonas. She had her formative years in Ubay, Bohol where she also had her primary school education. 
Karen Sizzles in Her Swimsuit Shoot
Photo Credits: Raymond Saldana Photography
She was even crowned Miss Ubay 2007 although she didn’t compete in Miss Bohol that year.The family later migrated to Brisbane, Australia. She has a degree in Business Arts major in Management at the Griffiths University in Brisbane, Australia.
PRESS PRESENTATION STANDOUT. Karen Gallman is recipient of both 
the Standout Beauty & Media Favorite awards
PRESS FAVE Karen is competing with more than 80 beauty delegates from around the world and during the 47th Miss Intercontinental Pageant Press Presentation held at the Visayas Ballroom, Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Pasay City, January 10, she won both the Standout Beauty and the Media Favorite awards.    
PRELIM WINNERS. Belarus is Best in Gown, Paraguay is Best in Swimsuit & 
Philippines is Miss Body Beautiful   Photo Credits: Aya Tantiangco

PRELIMS STANDOUT During the swimsuit & evening gown preliminaries held earlier this week at Okada Manila, Karen was given the Body Beautiful award, a special prize from the pageant’s sponsor.

With three special awards, Karen has now been installed as one of the top favorites for the Miss Intercontinental crown which has been very elusive to the Filipina bets.  The closest we had to winning was the 1st Runner Up finish of both Katarina Rodriguez last year and Christi Lynn Mc Garry back in 2015.

Shall we see the crowning of a Boholana as the first Filipina Miss Intercontinental?

We shall find out this Saturday, January 26 at the Mall of Asia Arena

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Angelique Kaye @ 18

Marking a milestone like the recent 18th birthday bash of Angelique Kaye “Baday” Lugod, daughter of good friends Gerry Lugod and Karen Betsy Lugod has a way of making people feel a little bit jaded and old. It seemed like only yesterday when Baday was just a precocious baby girl who was full of mischief  and suddenly she has become this lissome lady who is ready to take on the world. At a svelte 5' 6" tall, she just might take an interest in pageantry or modeling. Who knows? 
Angelique Kaye: In Full Bloom
Your Roving Eye got a bit misty- eyed seeing how she grown up to be a level- headed and grounded child who is a source of pride for both sides of the family.

Raul Gatal, DOT Region 7 top honcho Judy Quiachon & Gerry Lugod

 FAB FOUR: Vanessa Stump, Kate Alemania, Queenebeth Barcelona & Marguerite Requillo
Marcelo Fudalan, Jayson Lico, Kaye Lugod, Grace Torres, Keith Solis & Susan Lim
It was such a memorable and beautiful evening with the 18 pairs composed of dashing gentlemen and dainty ladies mostly belonging to the Ramp Models Association of Bohol.
Close friends of the debutante’s family gather for one group shot
Classmates & bosom buddies from UB High School
Gerry and Karen would like to thank designer Mikee Andrei for her debutante gown, to Reygel Balboa Dulfo for his creative ideas, Tamara Lobregat for directing the show, to   Charles Raine & Nayr Shufa P. Sines for the hair & make up, to Trifon Doliente, to Lex Rierk, Mayumi Lugod Ortiz, Ana May Lugod, Mejares-Marindo and Nog Bernido of Mulberry Studios, Girlie Garcia Soria, Mejares-Marindo Kelvin Bernie Miro Tubig Daniela Heim Kerwin Borgy Miro-Tan Tubig Glenda Tubig Jamison Miro Estandian and especially to Mommy Praxedes Relamida Miro.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Alexis & Vi- anne Calipusan Renew their Marriage Vows

HOW IT ALL STARTED It was Sandugo 1999 when their paths crossed at a very auspicious time. Call it fate, destiny or serendipity but it was an encounter that was meant to be. She just won the Lin- ay sang Negros beauty title, a prestigious province- wide pageant in Negros Occidental (equivalent to Miss Bohol in scope and prestige) and was in Bohol to visit relatives and what better way to do it than during the Sandugo Festival. 

After a friend excitedly told him of the presence of a beautiful girl during one of the Sandugo events, the guy immediately sought her out and as he told the enthralled guests during their reception, he saw not a beautiful girl but a super duper beautiful girl. Not one to miss a beat, he did what every proper gentleman would do. Get to meet her through her mom, and as they say, the rest is history.
ALEX & VI-ANNE: Sealing it with a kiss

With the bride’s parents Mr. Wilfredo & Mrs. Eva Cadianza
The vow renewal area fronting Henann Resort
every detail was taken cared of including slippers & umbrellas 
Vi-anne reads her vows while Alexis & his parents listen & look on
The beautiful Calipusan family before & after the ceremony
The bride arrives in style wearing a John John Ditching Couture creation from Dubai  
THE RENEWAL OF VOWS Just a couple of days before the world bade goodbye to year 2018, Alexis Calipusan, son of erstwhile Loboc Mayor Leon Calipusan and socio- civic leader Baby Collins, and Vi- anne Cadianza, daughter of Wilfredo & Eva Cadianza, renewed their marriage vows in the presence of their children Emiko & Eileithyia, family & friends at the posh Henann Resort in Alona Beach, Panglao. 
With Fr. Christopher B. Ligason, the bride’s cousin
Amidst the ohs and ahs of resort guests, tourists and kibitzers, the beautiful couple reaffirmed their vows made 10 years ago in St. Jude Parish Church in Bacolod City.

The reception that followed at the spacious banquet hall of Henann Resort & Convention Center was like no other. The guests were welcomed to the cocktail area and reception area with live upbeat music from a musical group. 

Everyone feasted not only on the scrumptious canapés, side dishes and the main dishes as well but also on the live entertainment dished out by the angelic voices of the world- class Loboc Children’s Choir, the awesome showmanship of Loboc Youth Ambassadors, the mesmerizing vocal stylings of the Singing Priests of Tagbilaran and the party music from Interact Band that came all the way from Cebu City.
The angelic voices of the Loboc Children’s Choir mesmerizes everyone 
The Loboc Youth Ambassadors under the baton of Rene Balbin
Mr. Warren Yap, Mr. Manuelito Varquez & Mr. John Yap
Baby Collins, Yolanda Garcia- Casilan & Atty. Libby Casilan
LOVELY SOCIALITES: Yolie Casilan, Mila Lim, Zenaida Varquez, 
Leima Yap,Gessnell Yap & Pavs Uy
Hazel Lim- Alahas, Hermila Lim, Zenaida Varquez, Leima Yap, Geesnell Yap & Leon Calipusan
Tagbilaran City’s Singing Priests dazzle with their repertoire
Prior to their Pearl Wedding Anniversary celebration, the couple, along with their children, went to Botoc Occidental, Loay, to share their blessings and where they also learned a lot from the community about loving and sharing. 

Alex and Vi- anne have a lot to be thankful for the ten years of togetherness; two wonderful treasures, thriving & successful careers, and a love & commitment that has withstood the hands of time.  

Here’s to the next ten years and beyond! Cheers!


Wedding Gown: John John Ditching Couture from Dubai
Robes: Apol Embang Atelier
Photography- Creative Mania
Wedding Coordinator- YOWEV Your Weddings & Events
Florist – Rose Ann Antonio   
Make Up: Yan Tiempo
Wedding Host: Raul Gatal

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Cebu Pacific Expands Bohol Route Network, Now Flies Direct To & From Clark Airport

The lifestylebohol team of The Bohol Chronicle, along with members of the Bohol press & Panglao town officials was already up & about for the launch of Cebu Pacific’s daily flight between its hub at the Clark International Airport in Pampanga and the Bohol-Panglao International Airport.. There was palpable excitement at the airport while waiting for the plane to arrive from Clark Airport. 
 Inaugural flight from Clark Airport arrives on time! 
 With Bohol’s Queen of Media Ardie Batoy & members of the press 

Cebu Pacific welcome arc photo opportunity 
WATER CANNON SALUTE Your Roving Eye was able to witness the water cannon salute, a time- honored & touching airport tradition that honors military veterans, foreign dignitaries and in this case, a new airline service. The salute, a sign of respect, honor & gratitude involved two firefighting rigs spraying arcs of water over the arriving flight and lasted for about a couple of minutes.              
 With KISS 102.3 DJ Sean & DYRD Anchor Allen Doydora

 “We are excited to commence operation of our newest route in Bohol. As we expand our fleet and our route network, we look forward to supporting economic growth in the province of Bohol through tourism and logistics support,”  
 “As a native Boholano, I am proud to be part of a team that has contributed and will continue to be a part of the development of our province. We offer Boholanons an alternative option to visit the wonderful attractions in Central and Northern Philippines that once had been a challenge for many of us to do.”
Dindo Fernando, Director for Airport Services at Cebu Pacific, said during the brief program that followed the arrival of the inaugural flight.
 Cebu Pacific ticketing big boss Genevieve Jamisola
 Dindo Fernando, Cebu Pacific Director for Airport Services
PR GUYS: Apollo Noel Santos & Gabriel Angelo Tomboc
 Cora Bautista Visayas Area Sales Manager, Judilyn Quiachon DOT Region 7
Supervising Tourism Operations Officer & Jenny Jamisola Cebu Pac Bohol sales honcho


Clark- Bohol
9:55 am
11:20 am.
Bohol- Clark
11:50 am
1:15 pm

Cebu Pacific, the leading carrier in the Philippines, has been mounting flights to and from Bohol—initially from the Tagbilaran Airport--since 2004. Over the past 18 years, Cebu Pacific, together with subsidiary Cebgo, has flown close to three million passengers across thousands of flights to and from Manila, Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan) and Davao.

Cebu Pacific has maintained leadership in the domestic market—having flown over 11.1 million passengers across 37 destinations, 76 routes and over 2,130 weekly flights from January to September 2018.

Cebu Pacific also flies to 26 international destinations, with over 32 routes spanning Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and USA. Aside from its Clark hub, Cebu Pacific operates flights out of five other strategically placed hubs in the Philippines: Manila, Kalibo, Iloilo, Cebu and Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan) and Davao.


Cebu Air, operating as Cebu Pacific and subsidiary Cebgo, is the largest carrier in the Philippine air transportation industry, offering its low-cost services to more destinations and routes with higher flight frequency within the Philippines than any other airline. 
Cebu Pacific has achieved full compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA)—considered as the accreditation with the highest standards for safety in the airline industry, joining a roster of 429 airlines worldwide that have strictly complied with the most stringent of international standards governing aviation safety. 

For bookings and inquiries, guests can visit or call the reservation hotlines (+632)7020-888 or (+6332)230-8888. The latest seat sales can be found on CEB’s official Twitter (@CebuPacificAir) and Facebook pages.

Guests may also download the Cebu Pacific official mobile app on the App Store and Google Play

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