Sunday, September 2, 2007

Baby Rose Nalupa: Papa’s girl… and other tales

Baby Rose Nalupa: Papa’s girl… and other tales


  • Food for the soul: Life is traveled only once. Today’s moment becomes tomorrow’s memory. Enjoy every moment good, bad, happy or sad...because the gift of life is life itself. This text message is from award-winning director Maryo de los Reyes (who directed A Love Story starring Aga Muhlach, Maricel Soriano and Angelica Panganiban is still showing at the Bohol’s modern cinema, ICM’s Screenville).
  • Feliz compleaños to UB nursing student Glyza Dacaldacal, August 23; Floricar Dacaldacal (who is in Denmark), August 28. Baby Alexandria Abish Morales turned 7th last August 18. Her dad, Ronald, Jollibee Alturas OIC and wife Rhialyn made the celebration memorable. Hetty and Jollibee were there entertained the kids.
  • Congratulations to Globe Telecom Tagbilaran office for a job well done. Globe Telecom OIC Eden Descallar will be in Manila Tuesday to get the award for sales and distribution recognition program by the SME Globebizworks. The Globe Telecom force is composed of Aldrin Avergonzado, Aldner Damalerio, Edmond Gayoso, Narcisa Navarro and Angele Echavez. Who could forget Felix Dimpas who added “beauty” to the office?
  • Orchids to R-dot-E Internet Access (with Agew as “boss’ with the support of the Sarabia family) on its opening last August 8. This is the second branch located along J.A. Clarin Street(fronting Bakstiq) near Holy Name University Dampas. You can surf and play online games.
  • Cheers to Tagbilaran City Vice Mayor Jose Antonio “Toto” Veloso who is the new and third-ever Bohol president of the Vice Mayors’ League of the Philippines (VMLP) following his election on Tuesday together with 23 other officers without any contest. Veloso, a first-termer city vice mayor, has succeeded as VMLP provincial head former Balilihan vice mayor and now mayor Victoria Chatto.
  • More power to the new management of Martin’s Jun Cuadra and Collin Jubac. At the moment, Martin’s is still currently in the process of improving the place and sound systems. The grand opening is on September 21. Luke Mejares is invited to perform a mini concert as the main event of the night. Due to the limited capacity of Martin's, the event will be ticketed for Php150 per head including one drinks. Have to relax and enjoy the place.

The $20 story

Got this email from writer Sonieta Labasan.

Sometimes we just need to be reminded! A well-known speaker started off his seminar by: holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this $20 bill?"

Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this. He proceeded to crumple up the $20 dollar bill. He then asked, "Who still wants it?" Still the hands were up in the air. Well, he replied, "What if I do this?" And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. "Now, who still wants it?"

Still the hands went into the air. My friends, we have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20.

Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who DO LOVE you. The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we know, but by WHO WE ARE and WHOSE WE ARE. You are special --Don't EVER forget it."

If you do not pass this on, you may never know the lives it touches, the hurting hearts it speaks to, or the hope that it can bring.

Count your blessings, not your problems. "And remember: amateurs built the ark .. professionals built the Titanic.

If God brings you to it - He will bring you through it.

Share this story to your friends and you’ll get a miracle.

Bohol Death Squad

Could it be true that Bohol is a "tourist" attraction or "tulis" attraction? This is a “hot issue here and abroad.

From Varga at

Mga 'Sano/a,

Sa DYRD radio program ni Batchoy ug Brigitte (8/14/07 a.m.), pipila sa mga mingtawag nagsugyot sa pagmugna ug Tagbilaran Death Squad o Bohol

Death Squad ba hinuon.

Kini reaksyon sa katawhang Bol-anon nga morag napuno na sa walay nakitang kasulbaran ning mga panghitabo nga tulis, kawat, mga hold-up/snatching, corruption sa gobyerno, ug uban pa dinhi sa atong probinsya sa Bohol

. Pipila nag sugyot nga magmugna ug Tagbilaran Death Squad o Bohol

Death Squad.

Matud pa sa usa nga nagkomentaryo, "Nanulis man ngani na sila (mga politiko ug opisyal sa gobyerno), kami pa (mga petty criminals) ... "

Mao- na ba ni ang situasyon nga ang atong publiko nakahuna-huna na into resorting to the extreme at the cost of sacrificing christian morality?

Different reactions started to uproar.

From Junayag: Lisod baya pod kon dunay Death Squad kay himoon sad ni sila ug scapegoat sa mga criminals and bad elements... ma confused noon ang mga tawo og modaghan ang krimen.

Measuring the prevalence of crime in Bohol is small compared to other localities. The best thing is to ensure that our police authorities are intensifying their efforts to curb this trend... and the politicians who claimed that they are not the type of corrupt men must lead by examples...

a problem cannot be solved by engaging an action that is relevant to the issue of a crime...what i mean, we need to tighten our laws, strictly adhere compliances and penalize the offenders to what they deserved as per set laws....

From Franklin: I don't know about death squads; that makes me a little squeamish.
It reminds me of the early days in the USA(1600's) when they burned old ladies for being a witch.

What I am getting at this? Who controls the vigilantes?

Seems to me in Cagayan de Oro there a lot more baranguay chiefs who are always around even in the night. Keeping their eyes on things. It is something I don't see or hear of here in Tag.

One thing in the state that is similar to the baranguay chief watch is a "neighborhood watch", where the neighborhood
people meet and talk and take turns being the one on guard duty. A nice thing that comes out of this is that it brings people closer together.

Capitan Berong: Can understand your reaction considering your long absence from home...

911-like setup does not work in an undisciplined society as the experience in Metro


We had a similar undertaking established sometime back but you know what happened?

The emergency number got clogged up with prank calls so the police got tired of picking up the phone
and have to eventually gave up! So now, no more pranksters call as no one bothers to answer the phone.

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My HNU SIM update

All is set for the official launch of the MyHNU sim. The Holy Name University partners with Globe Telecom on the release of Bohol’s first school-based mobile service, offering exclusive call and text rates and relevant school info service.

Last week, the HNU main and Dampas campuses were “enliven” of the My HNU sim forms and flyers. Tarpaulins about the My HNU sim colored the campuses.

Holynamians can join the culmination program set on August 31 with games, surprises and raffles. Cebu’s hottest band, 17th Crush will perform. Suitcase101, the Central Visayas grand champion will showcase their talent.

Congratulations to the Holy Name University for propelling their students to the forefront of mobile technology.

Sa My HNU sim, lahat posible!


It was a pageant in honor of the corn (maize, mayz, one of the most important crops aside from wheat, rice and potatoes), with girls from the Central Visayas, giving the judges a tough time picking the winners.

And she is, drum roll please….

Nathalim Rose Nalupa, Baby Rose to her family and friend, is the Binibining Maribojoc-Ube Queen 2007.

The Miss Central Visayas Corn Festival turned ToledoCity into a sea of red though the pageant is considered “less popular” among beauty fanatics. On the high level of awareness, the pageant was an advocacy among our agriculturists and environmentalist.

It was a time of excitement and high-strong emotions - unforgettable to all those that were in ToledoCity

at the time. But it was a very meaningful event for someone for a very different reason! The Miss Central Visayas Corn Festival Queen – Baby Rose Nalupa. She was also adjudged as best in evening gown.

My neighbor Fiel Angeli Araoarao-Gabin, a former Miss Tagbilaran and Baby Rose’s “godmother” says: It’s a big honor for our province of Bohol that Baby Rose, besting other candidates from the Central Visayas region composed of the component cities of Cebu, Oriental Negros, Siquijor and Bohol.

Nathalim is a first year nursing student of Holy Name University. She was one of the runners-up of the Binibining Maribojoc 2007 held on May 3 and also an Island City Mall May Calendar Girl.

At the eve of the pageant night, True got a call from Yking Echavia, service and control officer of the UCPB-Tagbilaran branch and Saint Vincent Institute (SVI) Alumni president and the project chair of Bb. Maribojoc held last May 3.

Babie Tagoctoc, the Ricky Reyes of Bohol was the official make-up artist of Baby Rose.

Bay Rose showed up for this early evening tete a tete at Asiatika (located at the 2nd level of the Metro Centre Hotel) with Sir Sean Perona of Globe Telecom. She came not alone but her mom!

The widely-smiling, and the Katrina Halili and Iya Belania-look-a-like reveals for the first time that she’s a papa’s girl (her dad Militon “Tony” had passed away). She talks about her closeness with her mom, Eleuteria “Nene” and sisters (Eva Marie-Castrodes, Michelle, Mildred, the Bb. Maribojoc 2002 and Marie Lace.

Your motto is Beauty will fade away but character will last forever.

You are a campus crush, what was boy’s reaction? To meet a beautiful girl like you? Blushing… Dili oy! Who said that? I am not a campus crush because they don’t know me. (Baby Rose is a campus crush, she was a Miss Sportsfest 2007 runner-up, Model’s Unlimited model, Aldea Model 2007 and Miss Artline Photogenic.- LPU)

At 17 (she was born on May 19), what is the most important lesson that life has taught you? Think positive.

Do you believe in that? Yes. I am a negative thinker. I don’ have self-confidence.

Mom: I am here to support her.

When was the last time you cried? Before the pageant. I was nervous because I’m representing our province. Mom: I didn’t see her crying. Turning to her mom: You were asleep at that moment when I cried.

Who first told you that you’re beautiful? My parents. Mom: Iyang papa..papa’s girl na siya. (Baby Rose doesn’t miss to visit the cemetery in Maribojoc. Before the pageant, she went to the cemetery to ask her papa’s blessings and guidance. She also revealed that she missed her dad. She even revealed that her dad is so special in many ways. Baby Rose said that her dad even wrote the dates of our first menstruation. LPU

What is your advice for maintaining your beauty? Drink plenty of water. I don’t apply anything on my face. Never! She has allergen of soaps and moisturizer. LPU

You leave boys or boys leave you? Mmmm… I prefer to leave boys. Dapat mahadlok sila sa karma.

Do you have a boyfriend (at present)? Yes. Mom: She has a boyfriend. Nanghilak ming duha when she told me she had a boyfriend. She is the youngest in the family and all girls.

On what occasion you lie? When I had a boyfriend. I didn’t tell my mom. Mom: I didn’t know at first. I learned it through a dream from his dad that Bay Rose had a boyfriend.

Where would you like to go for romantic evening? I love the idea at the top of a mountain. I am a nature lover.

What filmed influenced your life? Anak starring Vilma Santos and Claudine Barretto. We can learn lessons from it.

What is your greatest fear? Naay mamatay sa family.

Are you vain? I’m not. But I like to be tidy. Masuko si Mama.

What do you think is your best asset? My smile…my friends told me my smile. Mom: Her eyes, too.

I’m curious, can you sing? I can’t sing. But I love music.

Type of music? RnB

Favorite scent? Mild scent

Fave book? Bible. before the pageant I read the Bible. I hate books.

Fave hang-out? I’m a homebody.

Sports? Swimming

Five things you can’t live without? Handkerchief, cellphone, rosary, bag and hair gel.

What do you look for a man? Siyempre moreno, chinito, taas og ilong. He should be honest and sweet. I don’t go for popular guys.

Mom: She has lots of suitors. I told her not to entertain suitors outside the house.

How do you start your day? With a smile…

How true? Mom: She is in the mirror early in the morning.

What words/phrases do you overused? Char, pagsure oy.

People you wish to thank for your success? The Boholano people, my family, Yking and Yeye Echavia, Ms. Fiel Gabin, Ms. Perlita Palen, Engr. Eugene Cahiles, officers and staff off the department of Agriculture, Xtreme J.E.M.C of Maribojoc, Aldea PphotoCenter, Artline Studio and God.



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