Sunday, March 31, 2019

Bellevue Resort Hosts Panglao's First Ever Plogging Event

Plogging became a trending word over the weekend. Thanks to The Bellevue Resort which hosted Panglao’s first ever Plogging Event as part of its beyond-the-hour participation in the worldwide observation of the Earth Hour campaign, the collective effort to rehabilitate and preserve our environment.

Over three hundred volunteers and participants showed up at the Bellevue Resort Pavilion at the break of dawn, March 30 for the plogging event.
Some of the Maharlikang Filipinas- Bohol 2019 finalists& organizer James Obedencio
Bellevue Resort’s Exec Assistant Manager Mr. Nigel Ebba 
is joined by Bohol Runners Community members

With Al Anthony Ladaga, Bellevue’s Marketing & Communications & staff
Your Roving Eye is joined by vlogger Jhuris Everdeen, Karen Mortreaux &  Carl Martinez   
SO WHAT IS PLOGGING? As explained by the organizers prior to the event launch, plogging is a new environmentally- conscious fitness trend, a combination of jogging and picking up of litter. This exercise-meets-eco-friendly activity started in Sweden around 2016 and has spread across the globe in 2018, following increased concern about plastic pollution. As a workout, it provides variation in body movements by adding bending, squatting and stretching (while picking up the litter) to the main action of running, hiking, or walking.
Coast Guard personnel are among the early birds
Bellevue Resort GM Rommel Gonzales is joined by youthful & charming resort staff
Panglao law enforcers ensure the safety of participants
The plogging event is one of the green initiatives of the Bellevue Resort, recipient of the ASEAN Green Hotel award for two consecutive years for its eco- friendly practices and supported by Earth Hour 2019, Plastic- Free Bohol, LGU of Panglao, DENR & Bellevue Resort
Bellevue Resort GM Rommel Gonzales welcomes plogging participants 
Your Roving Eye & DYRD anchor Allen Doydora 

The successful event kicked off with a warm welcome from Bellevue Resort GM Mr. Rommel Gonzales followed by a Zumba warm- up and concluded with words of gratitude from the resort’s Executive Asst. Manager Mr. Nigel Ebba, followed with an environmental talk from DENR 7 Bohol Provincial Environment & Natural Resources Officer Mr. Charlie Fabre and mid- morning snacks for the participants who gathered at the beachfront for the closing program.

A look at the imposing beauty of Bellevue Resort
Al  Anthony Ladaga, the resort’s very amiable & dependable Marketing & Communications guy later told the press people who attended the event that a total of 1,095 kilograms of trash were collected. I had mixed feelings about the output.
Your Roving Eye at an earlier visit to Bellevue Resort
While I was so happy that it was an effective campaign for bringing attention to the environmental problems Mother Earth is facing, I also felt sad because the huge number of collected trash from the five kilometer plogging route means that a lot of people are still very undisciplined when it comes to waste disposal and segregation. I hope that the event would pave the way for better disposal of trash and a collective sense of community.

See you all for the next plogging event and congratulations again to Bellevue Resort for leading the way.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Miss Tagbilaran 1986 Winners: Then & Now

Thirty three years ago, on a hot & sizzling summer evening, the new set of Miss Tagbilaran winners was selected and crowned before an adoring crowd at the Divine Word College Gym. 
L-R: Angie Sarabia, Suzette Clarin, Pinky Penales & Maret Pepito

Crowned as Miss Tagbilaran 1986 was Suzette Clarin with Maria Theresa “Pinky” Penales and Angie Sarabia as her runners up. Marietta “Maret” Pepito was named Best in Shorts (The swimsuit would make its appearance the following year)

Here are the 1986 winners after all these years
Twenty years after winning the Miss Tagbilaran title, her daughter 
Margo won the same title thus becoming the first & only
 mom- daughter tandem to win the crown
Pinky is a US- based nurse & mom of two young men
Angie is married to a Swiss businessman Marcel Brunner
Maret runs her own restaurant & catering business
with the lovely Pepito girls  & Lungay neighbors 

Savor Tagbilaran City's Latest Dining Experience

Bohol’s vibrant dining & entertainment scene welcomes the opening of Savour Café & Restaurant, a spiffy dining haven with a hint of that quaint & cozy ambience which evokes good food and warm & hospitable service. 
Welcoming façade of Savour Café & Restaurant

With blogger friends DJ Arro & Jhuriz Everdeen
From the same team that gave you Hola, Just Sizzlin and Tamper Café, Savour gives you your money’s worth for a dining experience at the ground floor of the newly- opened Hotel Fleur De Liz along CPG Avenue.  
Aside from a regular lunch & dinner menu, Savour Cafe & Restaurant offers daily Filipino & Continental breakfast buffet for only P299. Perfect for travelers & tourists 
Spick & span interiors & sleek furnishings  of Savour Café & Restaurant

LOVELY LADIES. Tita Lim, Emilieta “Mel Mel” Lim- Racho, Quaquina Uy & Angie Acab
Open daily from 6 am to 10 pm

Sunday, March 17, 2019

The 47th Miss InterContinental and her KISS 102.3 FM Radio Interview

When news came that Ms. Karen Juanita Boyonas Gallman would be jetting in to Bohol for her triumphant homecoming & thanksgiving visit, Your Roving Eye took it as just another news assignment to cover and to report on.
with Panglao Mayor Nila Montero , Cong. Aris Aumentado & wife Vanessa at 
Alona Tropical Beach Resort Welcome Dinner
selfie with the gorgeous Karen Gallman
Who would have thought that it would be an encounter of a lifetime? As I headed off to the Panglao Airport for the arrival of the latest addition to Bohol’s pride, my mind brought me back to that fateful month a year ago when Ms. Gallman became the second Boholana to be crowned a Bb Pilipinas titleholder. She was Bb Pilipinas- InterContinental 2018 which meant she was to represent the country in the pageant assignment that has been very elusive to the Filipina. The best finish ever by a Filipina in Miss InterContinental was by Christi Mc Garry and Katarina Rodriguez as 1st RU in 2015 and 2018, respectively.
Karen holds a copy of the Bohol Chronicle
 With Bohol Chronicle Radio Corp. staff
Karen expresses delight upon seeing her pageant victory as headline
Anyway, we were able to squeeze into Ms. Gallman’s very tight three- day schedule in her home province a quick visit and interview at the Bohol Chronicle Radio Corp. office before proceeding to Ubay for her homecoming visit. The formidable task of interviewing the first Boholana international pageant titleholder on air fell into my lap at the last- minute.
with DJ Inday Rufing, Vanessa Aumentado, Mommy Editha Boyonas & Sir Peter Dejaresco
sharing a laugh with Ms. Gakkman during her interview
And so there I was right at the office to meet Ms. Gallman, her mom Editha Boyonas and Maria Vanessa Aumentado, wife of Cong. Aris Aumentado who facilitated and organized the homecoming along with the LGU of Ubay and the LGU of Panglao.
with Christopher Lumactud, BCRC official photographer
my fave photo with Karen & Vanessa 
After presenting Ms. Gallman copies of the Bohol Chronicle issue that bannered her Miss InterContinental triumph, we sat her down at the KISS 102.3 FM's deejay's booth and briefed her on the quick radio interview. 


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