Sunday, August 4, 2013

Mayor Tungol cries, 'Foul!'

Seen: The welcome and thank you marker of the Rotary Club of Tagbilaran at  the city pier. 

Scene: Marian Rivera, Dingdong Dantes, Bianca King, Rafael Rosell, Dion Ignacio and Diva Montelaba will perform in the Kapuso Night tonight, July 28, at Tagbilaran City’s CPG Sports Complex starting at 6 p.m. Prior to the Kapuso Night, the cast of Maghihintay Pa Rin led by  King, Rosell and Ignacio, will participate in the Sandugo Festival parade at 1p.m. in the city's major thoroughfares.

Rep. Aumentado (center) with wife and nephew
Scene: The 2nd Galinato Global Grand Gathering (GGGG) of the Galinato family this weekend to reminisce and strengthen family relationships.  This year's GGGG is also dedicated to Jane Zenaida "Baby Jane" Galinato-Smith and Jeffrey "Apoy" Galinato. By the way, Baby Jane was a famous child wonder in the Philippines in 1960s. More of her next Sunday. 

Scene: Danilo Torcendes was declared the first Sikatuna: Rajah sa Bohol.  According to VRS, who attended the pageant, the barongs of designers Maximiel and Omie Auza were well appreciated. 

Seen: It was a simple parade of beauty and elegance on the Batasang Pambansa red carpet, as government officials and politicians; spouses showed up for President Benigno Aquino's fourth State of the Nation Address. The newly-elected Bohol 2nd district Representative Aris Aumentado showed up in a custom-made barong tagalog while his wife Vanessa (a Miss Bohol Sandugo title holder) glamoured everyone in her apple green Filipiniana gown designed by Wendell Quisido of Cebu with light golden lace details on the bust area. 

You, too, must have read the official statement of local government unit of Albur on allegedly "fake" team in the recently concluded Boholympics, which was not "officially" endorsed by the LGU. 

Here is Albur's official statement on the issue: 

Official Statement on the 17 and Under Football Team named Alburquerque in the Boholympics 2013
The Football Team organized by Mr. Erwin Angalot of Tagbilaran City for the 17 and Under which played as the Alburquerque Team during the recently concluded Boholympics 2013 is not recognized by the Office of the Mayor of Alburquerque, Bohol. The so called Alburquerque Team is composed of members who are not from Alburquerque, Bohol, much less of Barangay Ponong. Neither was it organized by any Alburanon, trained in Alburquerque or by an Alburanon, adviced by an Alburanon nor was it formed in coordination with LGU officials of Alburquerque or supported by LGU funds.

The Office of the Mayor condemns the fraudulent way and brazen trickery that led to the formation of the fake Alburquerque Team, especially the getting of Certificates of Residence from the Barangay Captain of Ponong and the signing of the forms by the Albur MPDC in behalf of the Mayor.

On July 18, 2013, reports have reached the Mayor’s Office regarding the formation of the team. It was known that Mr. Angalot came looking for the Mayor on the afternoon of July 17, 2013, for his signature of the required paperworks of the players. Said papers were not personally signed by the Mayor, but was signed by the MPDC. The following day, the Mayor instructed Ms. Vera Villovido-Gesite to coordinate with the office of Mr. Joel Molina to inform him that the Alburquerque Team is not recognized by the office of the Mayor. An assurance was given that this request will be dealt with and acted appropriately.

On July 24, 2013, the Office of the Mayor received reports that an Alburquerque Team still played during the Boholympics, despite the Mayor’s putting all the stops to the fake team. 

According to Mayor Tungol, “In Albur, we teach our children honesty and integrity! We do not teach them to lie just to play in the Boholympics”. Mayor Tungol, further, is demanding an investigation on this anomalous behavior with the Sports Commission and the Boholympics Committee of the Provincial Government.

(Note: VRS called and texted Erwin Angalot of 17 and Under Football Team for his side but he never replied.)

Miss Alicia crowned Miss Bohol Sandugo 2013
The beautiful 18-year-old University of San Carlos sophomore and a dean's lister brought the Miss Bohol Sandugo, the  province’s oldest beauty pageant, last June 20. She is now included in the Miss Bohol Honor Roll.
Brigitte Tanoja Burato, of Alicia town, beat 17 other beauty queens to take the title. She is also the 2013 Miss University of San Carlos School of Business and Economics and the 2012 Miss Olive C- USC Campus.

Keep smiling! (l-r) first runner-up Shaila Mae Rebortera, Miss Bohol Sandugo 2013 Brigitte Burato and second runner-up Dae Narah Garcia, appear on stage after being named Miss Bohol Sandugo 2013 winners. Courtesy: Miss Bohol Sandugo Fanpage 

Named first runner-up and Miss Photogenic was Shaila Mae Rebortera of Baclayon (hometown of actor Cesar Montano) and second runner-up was Dae Narah Garcia  of Talibon town whose family lineage includes former Philippine President Carlos P. Garcia. 

Known as Miss Bohol (1955-1988), Miss Bohol Fiesta Islands (1989)  and Miss Bohol Sandugo (1990-present), Miss Bohol Sandugo will celebrate its 60th year in 2015. 

Like the other beauty contests, the Miss Bohol Sandugo is a rich source of "showbiz" material. Some of the title-holders and finalists who eventually became "famous" include Olivia Solis (Miss Bohol 1957 ) who became actress in Visayan films, Delia Canda- de la Serna  (Miss Bohol 1962 ) won Miss Philippines 1962-Visayas or third runner-up to Lalaine Benett who became the 1963 Miss Universe third runner-up, Emma Mumar (1968 Miss Bohol)  was a semifinalist in 1968 Bb. Pilipinas,  Irah Noemi Naron (Miss Bohol Sandugo 1995) who was a semi-finalist in the Mutya ng Pilipinas 1996, Cherry Mae Bacaro (Miss Bohol Sandugo 2003) who was Bb. Pilipinas 2003 semi-finalist, Anna Maris Igpit (Miss Bohol Sandugo 2005) who won Bb. Pilipinas-World 2006 and voted as Top 5 Prettiest and Top 20 in the swimwear competition in Miss World 2006; and Ely Rose Apple Angcon (Miss Bohol Sandugo 2011 first runner-up) who was selected as a finalist for the Olay White Bar Ambassador in 2011.
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