Sunday, September 8, 2019

Road signs in Bohol turn into #highwayhugot lines


Wake-uppers: 
Scene:  Visiting Bohol will be more  convenient and affordable with the new  opening of night flights at the Bohol-Panglao International Airport (BPIA), the country’s first eco-airport. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced that following the operationalization of additional navigation systems, BPIA is  expected to boost the number of flights and eventually lower airfares.

Scene: Jagna's "Pansit Yaning" is now available in many local stores after the Lubcanan Association for Cultural and Environmental Heritage (Laceh) was able to secure a Bureau of Food and Drugs (Bfad) permit. The nutri-pancit (noodle) comes out in many colors: malunggay (horseradish) green, squash yellow and camote top purple. There are 67 families engaged in dried noodle making in the town.

Scene:  A new and advanced medical services of Bohol Doctors' Hospital after Dr. Potenciano “Yong” Larrazabal III,  president and chairman of the board of Cebu Doctors’ Group of Hospitals, and Dr. Disi Yap of Englewood Hospital inked the memorandum of agreement (MOA) last Friday.  The CebuDoc Facebook said, "It was part of the CebuDoc Group of Hospitals to expand its healthcare brand in the whole Visayas."

Scene: The SidlaKasilak 2019 or Festival of Lights was held last Friday, Sept. 6,  in honor of the town’s patron saint, the Virgen de la Luz or Birhen sa Kasilak (Our Lady of Light). The highlights of the event were the street- dancing presentation and Dance of Lights competition whose contest criteria revolve solely on the lights, choreography of lights such as movement, synchronization, formation and dynamics and quality of lights such as design, color harmony and brightness.

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The next time you visit north of Bohol, you need patience as some roads are under repair at the boundary of Carmen and Dagohoy towns.


To keep you cool and safe, the DPWH- 3rd Engineering Office makes road signs with hugot lines as warning signs for the motorists. 

Here are some of them:

"Pag-amping pirmi bisan buwag nata."

"Crush, pag-amping ha? Pakaslan pa tika."

And....

"With or without lovelife take care always."

Motorists who have passed the area enjoyed reading the road signs and taking photos with different hugot lines.

"It's unique..it's amusing," said Lito Alagadmo who visited the #highwayhugot with his wife Helen.

However, for 18-year-old SamSam Panilag, the signs tell him with quirky messages as well as road safety reminders.

"How to navigate our roads with a broken heart,"  he said.

Relate much?

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This interesting article shared by teacher and cultural worker Jeycelle Espejo-Inting of Dr. Cecilio Putong National High School:

ADVICE TO 40-YEARS OLD & OLDER

Because none of us have many years to live, and we can't take along anything when we go, so we don't have to be too thrifty.
Spend the money that should be spent, enjoy what should be enjoyed, donate what you are able to donate.

DON'T WORRY about what will happen after we are gone, because when we return to dust, we will feel nothing about praises or criticisms. The time to enjoy the worldly life and your hard earned wealth will be over!

DON'T WORRY too much about your children, for children will have their own destiny and should find their own way.  

Care for them, love them, give them gifts but also enjoy your money or what is left of it, while you can. Life should have more to it than working from the cradle to the grave!!
 
50-year olds, don't trade in - your health for wealth, by working yourself to an early grave anymore. Because your money may not be able to buy your health.

When to stop making money, and how much is enough?   
           
(A HUNDRED thousand, One million, ten million, One billion?)

Out  of thousand hectares of good farm land, you can consume only three quarts (of rice) daily; out of a thousand mansions, you only need eight square meters of  space to rest at night.

So, as long as you have enough food and enough money to spend, that is good enough. You should live happily. Every family has its own problems.

Just DO NOT COMPARE with others for fame and social status and see whose children are doing better etc., but challenge others for happiness, health, enjoyment, quality of  life and longevity.

DON'T WORRY about things that you can't change because it doesn't help and it may spoil your health.

You have to create your own well-being and find your own place of happiness. As long  as you are in good mood and good health, think about happy things, do happy things daily and have fun in doing, then you will pass your time happily every day.

One day passes WITHOUT happiness, you will lose one day.

One day passes WITH happiness and then you gain one day.
  
In good spirit, sickness will cure;
In a happy spirit, sickness will cure faster;
in high and happy spirits, sickness will never come.

With good mood, suitable amount of exercise, always in the sun, variety of foods, reasonable amount of vitamin and mineral intake, hopefully you will live another 20 or 30 years of  healthy life of pleasure.

ABOVE ALL -Learn to cherish the goodness around... like your spouse and FRIENDS........... They all make you feel young and "wanted"... without them you are surely to feel lost !!

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Monday, September 2, 2019

Rich Asuncion and Benj Mudie's baby Bela gets baptized


Kapuso actress Rich Asuncion and Benj Mudie  marked another family milestone on Sunday, August 25, with the baptism of their daughter,  Bela Brie.

Rich Asuncion and Benj Mudie
 with their daughter,  Bela Brie. P
from IG: benjmudie
On Instagram and Facebook on Thursday night, August 29, Rich shared photos of the baptism, with the caption: “Bela Brie Baptism!”

The photos show Bela Brie smiling with Rich and Benj.

The baptismal gown, according to Rich, was the same garment worn by husband Benj and his siblings. This was kept by Benj's mother over the years so that the next generation may also wear the same, like Rich's baby.

Some of the celebrities who were present at the event were Sunshine Dizon, Yasmein Kurdi, Mike Tan and Sheena Halili.

The baptism was held at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Taguig.

Welcome to the Christian world Baby Bela Brie! Congratulations to the parents!

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Two big people are marking milestones last week: National Food Authority Manager (NFA)-Bohol manager Maria Fe "Peng" Evasco for her birthday (no need to reveal how old she is since she doesn’t look it) and Dave Sibbaluca Maulas for a triple birthday celebrations, a house blessing and a thanksgiving (you know for passing the bar).

Surrounded by family and friends, 
Birthday Girl Maria Fe "Peng" Evasco 
 flashes a big smile on her birthday. 
Friday last week (August 30), Peng hosted a buffet for her friends and NFA employees and Dave on Saturday (August 31), with a dinner buffet at  his new home at Barangay Mansasa.

NFA Manager Maria Fe 
"Peng" Evasco on her 'ty-nine year.'
When it was time to blow the candle, everybody gathered around Peng. As a collective "Happy Birthday" reverberated around NFA, the Birthday Girl flashed a sweet smile.

Perhaps not many people know that Peng was a radio dj and a writer before she joined the government. 

Dave, a popular student leader in his college days, is a lawyer and a certified public accountant (CPA).

NFA information officer Jhoel Lim kept busy entertaining Peng’s guests, making sure that food was replenished on the buffet table. The waiters of Saya's were very polite, asking the guests, always with a smile, if they needed more drinks or whatever.

Atty. David Maulas with his wife
Jennisa and  daughter Danielle Quinn.  
Photo: FB account of Atty. David Maulas 
"I am so very thankful, incredibly grateful and wonderfully blessed! Thank you everyone for your loving wishes and birthday greetings and for being part of my journey," said Peng.

Dave and his wife Jennisa recently moved their family into their new dream  home in Barangay Mansasa where they wanted a place to watch their kids play and grow up.
The long buffet table was loaded with food, with fresh fruits during Sunday's celebration.

Lawyers David Maulas, REA
and Ralp Ryan Lagura, CPA of Maulas and Lagura Law Offices.
In high school, Dave thought  of becoming a lawyer. Believing it was the best route, he took up Accountancy but ended up with a Management Accounting degree.

To pursue his other passion, that is teaching, he finished Masters in Business Administration and  taught in a University.
He also obtained a Real Estate Appraiser and Broker license.

In 2014, he entered law school. Midway, he got married to Jennisa and fathered a lovely daughter Danielle Quinn.

He passed the bar examination and he is on his way to become one the province’s best young lawyers.

Last week, Dave with his friend lawyer-accountant Ralp Ryan Lagura  opened the
MAULAS & LAGURA Law Offices at the Ground Floor of Castelcelo Building, at the back of Robinsons Bank near Garden Cafe/Save 'n Earn and old City Hall.

"Blessings come in different sizes. Some are so small that we sometimes take them for granted. Others are too big that we are sometimes consumed by them,"  Dave said.

"I thank the Almighty for this yet another milestone, without discounting those several others which came before this. I thank Him for all the people I met, who helped mold me to be what I am today. Most of all, I thank the Lord for the blessing of a family," he added.

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