Showing posts with label TVOP. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TVOP. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Dalareich Polot means do$$ar

Dalareich Polot means do$$ar
• JCI-Boholana Kisses reacts

Scene: Centerstage band, which served as frontact for the concert of Cueshe last Wednesday, September 25, at PMI-Taloto ground, as part of the 40th Foundation Day celebration of PMI Colleges-Bohol, declined the offer to work in London.

CenterStage Courtesy: Ariel Fullido
 “CenterStage thanks everyone for the unsolicited advice regarding the offer from Holiday Inn Hotel in London,” said Ariel Fullido, one of the members of the band, posted on Facebook. “We might as well reconsider our decision, or regret it with a heavy heart, but for now we really intend to stay here for the meantime, as two members are studying, and we stick to our obligations and commitments in the contracts we signed in our local bookings here.”

Years ago, a German promoter Rodulf Bruenner invited the band to perform in Europe. Sadly, they declined the offer.

Seen: A young socialite who married into a wealthy family has started taking wines and spirits? No, she hasn’t turned alcoholic, not yet anyway. Could it be her way of breaking the boredom of a leisurely life as a virtual princess?

Scene: According to the Manila-based International Rice Research Institute, about one of every two people in the world relies on rice as a staple food. So if the price of rice jumps, nearly half of the global population could be impacted. We are sensitive to more expensive rice because it makes up about 9% of our country’s basket – the highest percentage in all of Asia. The price of rice is expected to keep rising although NFA-Bohol Information Officer Jhoel Lim says “there is a stable rice supply in the province.” What's the top price you've seen for rice? Snap a photo and tell me your breaking point.

Boholano young entrepreneur Dalareich Polot was the grand winner in the First Young Entrepreneur’s Bootcamp 2013 which was held on Sept. 23 -25 in Manila organized by Samahan ng mga Pilipina para sa Reporma at Kaunlaran (Spark! Philippines, Inc.) and teamed up with the US Embassy in Manila.

Dalareich Polot Courtesy: Dalareich Polot
Spark is a non-government organization composed of women entrepreneurs seeking to empower small- and medium-scale enterprises ventured in by Filipino women all over the country.

“Lord! You’re sooooo goooodddd!! I won the grand prize,” said the Dalareich Tableya owner on Facebook. “Reallly soooooooo happpy!! I cried when they called me the First Young Women Entrepreneur Bootcamp 2013 grand winner!”

The judges were impressed of Dalareich and they were inspired of her life story.

Dalareich also said that she is very excited to go back to Bohol and share her experiences  she got in the young entrepreneurs Bootcamp.

True to her name, Dalareich has received a cash prize (a whooping US5,000 dollars!) and a plaque.
“Now I can justify why God gave me my name Dalareich (Dollar-rich),” she said.

Kim Mainit, “The Boses na May Gustong Patunayan,” posted on Facebook his experiences in the Voice of the Philippines (VOTP):

It has been 3 days that passed since i got eliminated in the show that opened millions of opportunities for me :)) I do believe in the saying that goes "if a door is closed, thousands more will open"... In those 3 days of trying to sink it in.. I realized of what a great journey and what a long road have I taken for someone who is such a newbie in competitions and performing in a big stage...

And through the journey.. It never would have started without the guidance, choice , and plans of GOD for me.. And I’m so thankful to the most wonderful instrument that he used to accomplish all these.. Which is my coach Lea Salonga... Coach.. If you didn’t turn that chair around.. My .. I wouldn’t have gone through the journey... And that's why coach... I thank you from the bottom and core of my heart.. For the advices, complements, comments, chikas, and everything coach.. Thank you so so much...
Kim with Leah Salonga Courtesy: Kim Mainit

The journey would have been boring without all the challenges and bonding moments i had with the VOICE ARTISTS .. Guys.. I can’t name you all one-by-one.. But to all of you guys.... Thank you so so so so so so so much!!! For the joy and sharing that we had and for all the advices to me and all the love that we will forever have :))

To my parents.. MOMMY, DADDY, thank you so much for the all-out support that you've shown and made me feel :)) i hope to repay both of you to that support as soon as i have taken more opportunities..

To my FANS (charness!!!) ... Thank you so so much sa support ha? Hope to meet you all soon!!

And to all that is part of the voice especially our directors, ep's, sp's,pa's,ap's, cc's,music researchers, and all... Thank you so so much sa pag aalaga po ninyo sa amin :)) sa lahat po Ng pagod at pagpupuyat na inyong ginawa para sa amin.. Sobra sobrang salamat po

I performed my last performance with all the knowledge, experience, and learning that I went through throughout the course of the competition... And i hope that people see my growth as an individual and as an ARTIST..ate Radha, tatay Michael Yonting, sir Darryl Shy... Maraming salamat po sa lahat ng inyong ishinare sa akin para akoy gumaling :)))

My journey in "THE VOICE OF THE PHILIPPINES" ended last Sunday... But my journey as an Artist, Singer, and as a Person just started.. With all the experience that I got in that competition.. I know .. Soon.. I’ll reach my dreams of success :))

Have a great day and GOD BLESS YOU ALL always!!

PS: Hope you buy my song in I-Tunes guys.

Here’s the official public statement (addressed to yours truly) dated Sept. 27, 2013 from the past presidents of JCI-Boholana Kisses Cecile Theres Atup (2010), Cheryl Yap-Tirol (2011) and Arizza Nancy Jule Yap Tirol (2012) on the “controversial” Sikatuna: Rajah sa Bohol:

Dear Mr. Leo P. Udtohan,

The core members of JCI Boholana Kisses would like register a response regarding your Very Reliable Source (VRS) article that appeared in the Bohol Chronicle on September 22, 2013 in order to set the record straight.

Since JCI Boholana Kisses, is a collegial body, all proposed activities must be approved by a majority of the members before it may be carried out in behalf of the group, the activity dubbed as Rajah sa Bohol held last July 19, 2013 has never been put to a vote nor calendared for approval in a general membership meeting called for that purpose; and neither has the Rajah sa Bohol  been included as one of the listed activities of the organization in our annual strategic planning.

It is unfortunate that Pres. Adam Tagaktak, pushed on with the project on his own initiative and without the backing of the rest of core members of JCI Boholana Kisses. For this reason, the rest of the members had no knowledge of the financial and organizing details of the event. In fact, the said activity was never reported to the mother organization,  JCI PHILIPPINES National Secretariat, for accreditation and recording purposes and it does not fall under any of the categories of activities aligned with objectives of the organization. Apparently, he felt strongly that Rajah sa Bohol would be a success and that projected sponsorships would cover the cost of its implementation.

 We all intend to resolve this issue in the most amicable manner by exerting all efforts to reach out to Pres. Adam Tagaktak to enlighten us on the matter. Just like the rest of the public, we are also in the dark regarding the issue at hand. Thank for you and more power.

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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Kim Mainit gets warm homecoming

Scene: From Edik Dolotina on Mandolin Regis’ (Amay to all her friends) death:  If tears could build a stairway, And memories a lane, I'd walk right up to Heaven, And bring you home again. As I close the Ramadan today, I offer my sacrifices for the everlasting peace of my very good friend, Mandolin Regis and her unborn child. I will surely miss you Amay. I had an exciting journey with you. We will be having our reunion when it is our time. Sleep tight girl.

Scene: The coronation night of Miss Philippines-USA 2013 is on August 18 at the La Mirada Theatre of Performing Arts. For tickets, please call 818-242-2088.

A mini-tornado hit Jagna, damaging five houses in barangay Can-upao. Courtesy: Allan Espiritu/Can-upao BDRRMC
Scene: From Brigitte Tanoja Burato who posted this message on Facebook:  Hi Everyone! I would just like to tell all of you that I was not dethroned as Ms. Bohol Sandugo 2013. I backed out as a candidate for Ms. Silka Bohol 2013 after I have learned that I am not allowed to join any pageants while I am the reigning Ms. Bohol Sandugo 2013. The issue has already been resolved. I am hoping that this will end all the speculations. Let us all maintain positive vibes. Thanks to all Boholanos who are all been supportive since day one. I am truly grateful after seeing all the concerned comments and reactions, it all made me happy that there are many people that care. God Bless and again Daghang Salamat Bohol!

Scene: The Bohol Runners Club has announced that runners can register for the Bohol International Marathon 2013 today. With a new route for the race, the event is expected to draw keen participation from both professional and leisure runners from Bohol, the country and across the globe. The Bohol International Marathon 2013 will be held on Sunday, August 25. There will be three official race categories – 42km, 21km and 10km – and registration fees are Php 1,500, Php 1,000 and Php 500, respectively. For the 5k- fun run category, the registration fee is Php 350 (with singlet) and Php 100. Registration for the Bohol International Marathon 2013 is available at Tagbilaran Community Hospital Business Office, Runner's Circle Shop in Cebu, Arbilon's Eatery beside Panglao Municipal Hall. It is also available on Facebook page Bohol International Marathon. For more details, contact the Secretariat at 09327111484.

Scene: At least five houses were damaged when a waterspout which developed into a tornado barreled through barangay Can-upao in Jagna last Sunday, August 4. While no one was reported hurt, residents were scared as winds blew the roofs off their houses. According to Allan Espiritu,  who took photos of the damaged houses, residents were caught by surprise as what they initially thought as an approaching heavy rain formed into a huge violent rotating column of winds ripping away roofs of their houses around 10 p.m. Barangay Can-upao was hit by a tornado in July 2012.

Winning "The Voice Philippines" is the goal, but for Bohol’s pride Kim Mainit, “The Boses na May Gustong Patunayan,” going home is always the sweetest trip.

Kim Mainit
After the stressful battle rounds, Kim got the chance to be with his family and friends for a two-day visit in Bohol on Wednesday.

According to VRS, who tagged along with Kim, tears flowed as he finally got to meet his immediate family in Anda town whom he hadn’t seen for a long time. He also paid an emotional visit to the cemetery to visit the graves of his grandparents “to pay homage and ask for guidance.”

The 16-year-old lad from Anda couldn't keep his emotions in check during his sentimental trip back to Bohol, where he dropped in at the city and provincial government offices, hung out with friends at Martins Resto Bar and judged a talent show in Dauis. He also popped in to dyRD and dyTR for his radio stations drop-ins.

Kim studied at Holy Spirit School (HSS)-Tagbilaran where he was an active member of HSS-Red Cross Youth (RCY). 

According to Emman Pilayre, former president of RCY, Kim also volunteered in the many activities of RCY.

“I’m proud of Kimpoy! He’s proud to be an RCY!” said Emman.

Since TVOP contest requires tons of loads to guarantee a win, Kim is asking the support of his fellow Boholanos to vote for him to achieve his long-time dream of becoming the voice in the music industry.

“Thank you so much for the support system BOHOL :))” he posted on Facebook.

During every battle round, Kim always earned the praises of the judges and the viewers, making him as one of their top favorites.

He admitted that ever since he was a child, he always loved to sing and be able to sing with his idols.

Kim Mainit receives a warm welcome from officials and fans in his whirlwind visit to Bohol. 
 Courtesy: Elvie Bongosia and Kim Mainit
Kim said that through TVOP, he was able to embrace and love the music world.

His mentor Broadway star Leah Salongga said she always believed in his exceptional talent.

Kim is asking his fellow Boholanos to vote for him. Just wait for the text voting mechanics.

Also in first season of TVOP is Boholano diva Eva Gulle-delos Santos (of Sarah G team). Music has been part of Eva's life. During her glory days of singing, she was able to perform around the country and in some major cities around Asia. She told ABS-CBN that  she joined the competition not only for the chance of making her dreams come true, but to inspire people her age that they can still dream new dreams, or awaken passion in hiatus.

The plot is thickening. Painit na nang painit!

Again, stand by for further development.

More of Kim courtesy of TVOP:
Kim discovered that he is adopted when he accidentally overheard his Aunts talking about it. He later on learned that his birth father is the brother of his adoptive father, but he still has not met his birth mother. Both of his adoptive parents are working overseas and it was his extended relatives who worked together to raise him to the young lad he is today.

Kim Learned music through the family he grew up with. It may not be in his genes, but he did a fantastic job of learning to spot notes on his own. He wanted to join a choir earlier on, but the group turned him down as he would cause "imbalance" in the team. That incident might have affected him as he did not join any singing competitions prior to the show.

Kim Mainit joins TVOP to make his adoptive parents proud. He would want to win the competition to save enough money to keep his parents from working abroad further.

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