Showing posts with label vacation break. Show all posts
Showing posts with label vacation break. Show all posts

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Where they will spend the holiday break?

Scene:  Philippine bet Catriona Gray eyes to bring back the crown to the country at the 2018 edition of Miss Universe to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, on December 17 (Manila time). Representatives from 94 countries from around the world will participate in hopes of becoming the next Miss Universe. Five-time Emmy Award winner, and one of television’s favorite entertainers, Steve Harvey will host with Model, entrepreneur and body activist, Ashley Grahamas backstage host to take viewers behind-the-scenes interacting with the women participating in the competition. Three-time Grammy award-winning NE-YO will perform. TV personality and style guruCarson Kressley and supermodel and pageant expert Lu Sierra team up once again as competition insiders to provide analysis and commentary throughout the live telecast.
Meeting the man she was named after.  Bohol’s
Chocolate Princess Dalareich Polot met for the
first time Dr. Doloreich Dumaluan in a meeting arranged
 by Bishop Abet Uy and Pastor Ben Avidnigo Vallente. 
Scene: For the first time, Bohol's Chocolate Princess Dalareich Polot met the man she was named after. During a house to house campaign 31 years ago, Dr. Doloreich Dumaluan gave the name “Dalareich”. Dalareich posted on Facebook that the meet-up/celebration was unplanned and it was arranged by Bishop Abet Uy and Pastor Ben Avidnigo Vallente. “This meet up/ celebration was not written in our calendars. We had different plans” she said.  “Can't wait for your book soonest but I'm glad you are not a politician anymore. HaHaHa,” she added.
Scene: The tallest Santa Claus is found in Sierra Bullones town and not in Pilar as reported by VRS last issue. My apologies. Your VRS has been reporting that the tallest Santa Claus is found in Sierra Bullones for the past years on GMA and Inquirer.
Scene:  The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Bohol province just launched the shared service facility (SSF) for the differently abled members of the Bohol PWD Association, Inc. The project, Blind's Music and Recording Studio, will allow the members to record their songs.  The project is supported by the provincial  government of Bohol,  Tagbilaran City Government and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
Christmas is the perfect time for families and friends to spend some quality time together and reconnect. A lot of our friends are spending quality time with their loved ones here and abroad. Taking a break from their hectic schedules, they take the opportunity to create precious moments with their families and friends.
See how some of our friends will spend the holidays:
Maria Fe Evasco
NFA-Bohol manager
“I will spend my Christmas holidays with my family by enjoying my Mom's homecooked Christmas recipes. It's our family tradition to host the Christmas dinner for our relatives and close friends on December 24 after which we play fun games and exchange gifts. We pray the holy rosary before 12 midnight to welcome the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Ferome Almine
Events host/organizer
“I’ll spend my holidays with my family. I am planning to have a special dinner with my relatives and friends, in a way to celebrate Christmas.  I will also attend a Mass. Actually, I have a little time for holidays because of my work and business.”
Jeycelle Espejo-Inting
Educator and cultural worker
“Since 2007, Christmas was no longer the same as it was before. I dread the coming of this season but I am more anxious how to spend it being alone. The merriment of families in their homes just makes me feel so alone. But it doesn’t mean I don’t celebrate the season. I still do.  I am hoping wounds in the past will heal. I usually pack gifts for some special people in my life. I love the thought of a family eating together during noche buena which isn't the practice in our family being raised by our grandparents who are now with our Creator. So basically, my Christmas this year would be an all ‘me’ time.”
Willy Ramasola
Tennis enthusiast/social media influencer
“By eating and drinking and playing golf tennis and bonding with family and friends.”
Benjie Oliva
Public servant and CDA administrator
“We will spend our holidays in our beautiful island paradise of Bohol. With my wife Joan and two kids- Edelle Ross and Ben Victor, we would like to visit new tourist destinations like the waterfalls and rice terraces in Candijay, San Pedro Calungsod Shrine in Jagna, highland organic vegetables in Sierra Bullones and Jagna, dairy farm in Ubay among others. We will have also gift giving to children in Catigbian and visit family friends. We will celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ for the first time as a family in Catigbian.”
Chandrina Elluiska Schreurs–Wallace
Former beauty queen and entrepreneur
“Christmas is about family. I will spend the holidays with my husband and kids. On the 24th, we will be celebrating our Christmas party with my husband's side, while on the 25th, we will go back to my home town in Garcia Hernandez to celebrate Christmas with my mom and dad. And the kids are really excited to open their gifts.  My uncle just came from the United States, so spending time at the upper barrio with them will be a good idea.”
Butch Bernas
Cultural worker/educator
“I will spend quality time with my family on Christmas. I also plan to visit snow world in Cebu with my special someone and to visit the white beaches of the Visayan Islands.”
JP Maslog
“I will spend the Christmas holiday with my loved ones and family.”
Joshua Lillehagen
Sandugo Festival King 2018
“We do celebrate Christmas in our family. But for the last four years we are away most of the time for Christmas in different countries. We were in Bahrain in 2014, London in 2015, New York in 2016, Australia 2017. This year, we will be in Oman for Christmas the country where I was born.”
Mikey Gatal,
US-based socialite
“I will attend a wedding in the Big Apple. I look forward to travel some in the middle of December to attend a special and will be attended by intimate people in New York. I am so excited because it would be my first to see the Big Apple during Christmas Season.”
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