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Sunday, February 26, 2012

G is for Gloria Penales Pabualan

Scene: Today, Feb. 26, is the monthly final of Island City Mall's Mannequins Live-A-Model Search 2012 at the Activity Center, 5.p.m. Five hunks and five babes will compete for the monthly title. “It’s a modeling search to select models that can be part of our promo ads (print) and at the same time to discover new set of model-talents,” says Ritchel Mutia of AGC’s marketing group.
Seen: The Bourne Legacy fever is heating up and guess who showed up catching some sun in Bohol? None other than International actors Louis Ozawa Changchien and Jackie Chung. “They visited the Loboc River, the tarsier and the Chocolate Hills,” says Bared’s roving VRS. “They are also enjoying the white sandy beach on Eskaya Beach Resort,” adds VRS. The fourth installment of the smash-hit Bourne Identity (based on the best-selling trilogy by Robert Ludlum) was shot in Manila.
Scene: Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV was the guest of honor during the Samahang Magdalo Tagbilaran City Chapter general assembly yesterday, Feb. 25 at Cogon gym, Tagbilaran City.
Louis Ozawa Changchien and Jackie Chung
Scene: The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR-7) conducted an experimental test blast fishing last Thursday, February 24 at BFAR-7 Regional Fisheries and Development Center in Calape town. The experiment was to determine the impact of blast fishing at the different development stages of fishes as well as the various damages caused by blast fishing.  BFAR Dir. Asis Perez says, “We have a small country, we are totally dependent on fisheries and BFAR will do everything to stop it.
Scene:  Exactly 30 days after she was born, Arriane Athena Toroy made her formal entrance into the Christian world last Feb. 12, 10 a.m.,  at the San Antonio De Padua Parish , Ubujan District, Tagbilaran City, the place where she lives with her parents, Aris and Venus Toroy.
Scene: The 80 pregnant mothers on “Buntis Party” of the Island City Mall held last week. From nurse Junjun Karaan: The event was for the pregnant employees of Alturas Group of Companies whether agency based like pregnant lady guard and tenants or promodisers or Alturas employees like sales clerk or cashiers, etc. They are given importance by the Alturas Company with the effort of Alturas Group of Companies Medical team midwife and nurses. We are conducting Buntis Party yearly; however, it was just this year that it was held at the ICM Activity Center to accommodate public pregnant mothers. There was a lecture from Dra. Formilleza about pre-natal care and family planning. There were games such as the largest tummy, bring me a picture of your husband and the sexiest pregnant mom. The event was sponsored by Trust company and IMAP lying centers.
Sixty looking Sweet Sixteen is Gloria Penales Pabualan who celebrates her 60th birthday. Photo by Mikey Gatal  
Unfazed by her back-breaking job as a nurse, Gloria Penales Pabualan, amazes many people by looking forever young. Looking at her, it seems unthinkable that Gloria, still called simply and fondly Glo for short, is sixty last Feb. 18.
How does she manage to look so young?
“Laugh often, be with friends, love more, love everyone, sleep well and lots of sunscreen,” she said.
And exercise and a healthy diet.
She doesn’t feel 60 at all. “Sixty? I don’t feel 60. It’s just a number to me. I act young, I dress young. I only think I’m 60 when I see my gray hair and some wrinkles,” said Gloria, who wanted to become a businesswoman and a singer. (Well, she could carry a tune but she eventually turned out to be not a singer but a great nurse.)
Gloria with hubby Manny Pabualan Photo by Mikey Gatal
She has a great husband Manuel "Manny" Pabualan who loves her dearly. Their son Jr. and daughters Glyness and Maegan are successful in their chosen fields.
Glo thought she could get away with letting her 60th birthday slip by unnoticed. But her family believed she deserved to celebrate it – with a bang.
“We had a big group celebrating a birthday event. Service went well and we did family style. The food was very tasty,” said Glo’s friend, US-based Boholano socialite Mikey Gatal, who’s busy in line dancing (which is very famous in America).
There was a surprise birthday song from the grandkids.
“I thought I was going to cry,” she said, touched by the show of affection.
Gloria and her friends
The birthday girl’s wish? “I am happy to have all my kids finished college already, having a wonderful husband and happy people surrounding me. When I arrived here in America, it was my dream of getting my sisters and brothers to see America, so I petitioned them and now they are here.”
Here is Mikey to share her story:
Gloria Penales Pabualan was born in Dauis, Bohol on February 18, 1952 but moved to Panglao where her mother (Baning) was a teacher. She went to school at Tawala during her elementary days and finished high school at Divine Word College now (HNU).

Her father Agustin Penales wants her to become a nurse so that she can go abroad (America), the only way she can help her family and younger brothers and sisters to go to school. They are nine in the family, she doesn't want to be a nurse, says Gloria because she likes to be in the business world or accounting where she can have her own office and a personal secretary someday.

She went to study nursing at the Bohol Provincial School of Nursing per parents wishes, graduated at the age of 20 and then worked at Cebu Doctors Hospital at the same time went to Southwestern University Cebu City to finish her BSN.

Gloria came to United States of America unexpectedly. She was sleeping at that time because of a night work shift when a friend of hers woke her up to go to Magellan Hotel for an interview to go to America. She passed the interview, arrived in Arkansas on March 1974 at the age of 21 and the rest is history.

She recently celebrated her 60th birthday in Texas, USA with family and friends. She is married to Manuel "Manny" Pabualan with three successful kids. I personally thanked the family and especially to Lilia Penales Olano for bringing me to Texas, my first time ever. The Penales Hunks Venn Maderazo Penales, Neal John Penales Romero and Marvin Penales Olano performed "Moves Like Jagger."

I'm looking forward to coming back and visit H-town again!
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