Monday, July 1, 2013

Early favorites of Sikatuna 2013 candidates

Seen: Jose F. Lacaba is the U.P. Gawad Plaridel Awardee for 2013.

Scene: Tomorrow, July 1, is the first day of office of all elected officials. In Tagbilaran City, it is also a non-working special public holiday as Tagbilaran celebrates its 47th charter day. Blogger Edik Dolotina posted on Facebook: May you remember why you are elected into public office.
Scene:  Island City Mall's "Voices of Champions" winners: Alma Mida Golosino (champion), Mecerdita Quiachon (first runner-up) and Tom Cesar Vergara (second runner-up).
Scene: A tarsier was found at the Forbes Park in Makati and died a day before it was going to be flown home. Tarsiers, which are not endemic to Luzon, was smuggled out of Bohol or in the provinces of Samar, Leyte, and also in Eastern Mindanao. The International Union for Conservation of Nature has identified the Philippine tarsier as a near-threatened species, with its population decreasing rapidly. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (DENR-PAWB) said that keeping wildlife is illegal, except among registered breeders and wildlife farms. It added that keeping tarsiers as pets is highly unadvisable because tarsiers are highly strung and sensitive.
Scene: PIA-Bohol planted a total of 93 indigenous trees including the all-time-favorite saguimsim, tugas and secondary growth forest trees in time for the Arbor Day, June 25.

Courtesy: Emerson Pinos
Long before the current male beauty pageants flooded the market, in the '80s-90's there was a male beauty pageant in Bohol— the Ginoong Filipinas-Bohol— franchised and organized by fashion diva Maximiel Tallo, with hot looking men, some of whom were from buena familia.

The search produced winners who became models and product endorsers. However, in a sudden turned of events, the  Ginoong Filipinas- Bohol had its last show in 1997 which featured the collection of Cebu-based designer Protacio.

Courtesy: Emerson Pinos
"I can't remember who won the title," revealed VRS.

But what some people probably don’t know is that the Capitol official photographer Raymund Buslon was a candidate of Ginoong Filipinas-Bohol in 1997 and even declared second runner-up  and a special awardee.

"We all know that Raymund is not the type of a person who like that thing but he was there.  His mestizo looks were uncoventional but unarguably gorgeous that made him a runner-up," added VRS.

Courtesy: Emerson Pinos
After 16 years, a new male pageant is born. This time, it is called Sikatuna: Rajah sa Bohol (is it the answer to Hari ng Negros, a popular male pageant in the country which started in 2003 as Ginoong Canlaon, a city in Oriental Negros?)

But who's this Sikatuna who was a rajah (king) in Bohol?

History has it that Sikatuna (real name was "Katuna" but "Si" was added to his name as this is a nominative marker for a Filipino) was a datu or lord in Bohol, who made a blood compact and allianced with the Spanish conquistador, Miguel Lopez de Legazpi. It's the same Sikatuna in The Order of Sikatuna, a national order of diplomatic merit of the Philippines. It is conferred upon individuals who have rendered exceptional and meritorious services to the Philippines.

The Sikatuna: Rajah sa Bohol commitee says: In celebration of this year’s 25th Sandugo Festival, the Junior Chamber International (JCI) - Boholana Kisses will showcase the first-ever SIKATUNA: Rajah sa Bohol – the quest for the most stunning young Boholano that truly represents the personality and physical attributes of Rajah Sikatuna. This activity plays a very significant factor in commemorating our grassroots who has been a big role in putting Bohol into the world map. This activity aims to preserve its importance and also promotes local tourism.

Buslon. Courtesy: Emerson Pinos
The search is over and fifteen (15) of the hottest men in the province will compete for the title.

The candidate from Getafe is an early frontrunner, a big favorite for the title especially because of his impressive pageant portfolio.

Twenty-year-old Danilo Torcendes, who stands 5'11, already represented his town in ICM modeling contests and fashion shows and attempted to become a youth ambassador in Mister and Miss Teen Bohol 2010 (which was revived last year) contest. He only landed until the top 12, but the experience proved to be invaluable.

Other early favorites (with 500+ Facebook likes) for Sikatuna are Neil Namuag  of Albur and Jericho Castro of Tagbilaran City.

The talent night is on July 19 at the Tagbilaran Tourist Port, while the grand coronation is on July 26, 7 p.m. at the Bohol Cultural Center. For tickets and inquiries, please call +639-0844-58604.

Teleserye lines we can't forget

If there are unforgettable movie lines, there are teleserye lines that are memorable. Remember the classic Pinoy movie lines, “You’re nothing but a second-rate trying hard copy cat!” (Cherie Gil in Bituing Walang Ningning) and “Walang himala!  Tayo ang gumawa ng himala!” (Nora Aunor in Himala)? I'm sure fans out there have their favorite catchy lines or memorable quotes from their favorite teleserye or soap opera.

In Be Careful with my Heart, a daytime television drama which is top billed by Jodi Sta. Maria, the simple, sweet and idealistic Maya and Richard Yap a.k.a. Sir Chief, some memorable lines are:

Kung sa tingin mo naman walang nagbibigay ng love sa iyo, huwag na huwag mong kakalimutan si God. Love na love ka nun.

Ang mga problema ay hindi hadlang sa pag-abot ng mga pangarap, ito ay mga gabay lamang.

Ang tunay na sekreto sa tagumpay ay pagsisikap at patuloy na pagbangon sa bawat pagkakamali.

Ang mga taong agad sumusuko ay hindi nanalo, ang mga taong laging panalo ay hindi kailanman sumusuko.

Kung lahat ng makakaya mo ay iyong ibinibigay, tagumpay mo ay walang kapantay.

Hindi mahalaga kung gaano ka katagal nabuhay, ang mahalaga ay kung paano ka nabuhay.

Now, on (controversial) My Husband's Lover, a primetime drama series on GMA 7 starring Carla Abellana, Dennis Trillo and new kapuso star Tom Rodriguez, the memorable lines are:

Naawa ako sa iyo, hindi mo matanggap ang sarili mo. – David

Hoy..ang lalaki ng katawan ninyo eh ang lalandi ninyo. Lumayas nga kayo rito. Kitang-kita ko ang kulay ng mga matris ninyo!- Roi Vinzon to the machong paminta na naglalambingan sa gym.

He is too barbaric kaya naging siyoke ang anak niya.- Roi Vinzon to Kuh Ledesma

Hindi ako perpektong lalaki, Lally...Kaya tulungan mo ako na maging deserving sa pagmamahal mo. - Tom Rodriquez to Carla Abellana

May iba't ibang klaseng bading. May nagdadamit pambabae, may parlorlista, may mahinhin kumilos pero nakadamit panglalaki pa rin. At tayo na hindi mo talaga mahahalata sa pananamit at hitsura. - Victor Basa to Tom Rodriquez

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