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True: Can you name these local artists?

Tagbilaran, Sunday, 4 May 2008

Wake uppers:

  • Food for the soul: When it rains, some birds occupy shelter, but an eagle avoids the rain by flying above the clouds. Problems are common to all, but attitude makes a difference.
  • The Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC)- Bohol chapter had successfully conducted the standard first aid, basic life saving and water safety on April 7-18 and 19- 25 at the Bohol Beach Club. My congratulations to Ryard Paig who graduated top one in the first batch in basic water safety and rescue for lifeguarding. The culmination program was held yesterday at the BBC. Ms. Rita Requeron is the PNRC-Bohol chief. You can call (038) 501-9175 for further seminar on lifeguarding.
  • Do you want to be the first Pinoy Sole Survivor? GMA 7 is in search of contestants from 18 to 60 years old, physically fit and willing to become castaways and endure intense physical and mental challenges in an unfamiliar territory for 39 days. If you think you got what it takes to be one of the 16 castaways for SURVIVOR PHILIPPINES, go to any of the nationwide auditions in key cities in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. In Cebu, go to SM Cebu on May 5 and 6.
  • Could it be true that a prominent lawyer in town is filing a complaint against his wife because of adultery? According to True unimpeachable Very Reliable Source (VRS), the wife and her “boyfriend” were charged of adultery and were issued warrant of arrest by a trial court in Bohol. The wife was released when she was able to pay the amount of P12,000 for her temporary liberty. “I really wonder because it’s then husband who became unfaithful in their marriage and the wife just did it for revenge,” VRS said. The wife’s alleged boyfriend is working in a private firm in the city. There are many lawyers in Bohol who are into Freudian slip. It’s already in their genes that they’re born to have lots of women, VRS added.

Let’s have a trivia.

This is a test of how far you’ve known our Boholano talents.

Loonanon Joan Almedilla was declared best interpreter during one edition of the Cebu Pop Music Festival.  She also won the Most Beautiful Voice contest of Yamaha Music Mate in the 1980s. Today she is a Broadway star in New York, having essayed the roles of Kim in "Miss Saigon", Fantine in "Les Miserables" and Imelda Marcos in "Here Lies Love".
  1. He is one of Bohol's most respected visual artists. His monumental works include the Cristo Rey monument and the grotto of Lourdes in Loon, the Stations of the Cross inside the Dauis church, and wooden sculptures of the Last Supper that adorn many dining rooms of Boholano families.
  2. Called the singing priest of Calbayog City, this Boholano artist played the lead role in a musical mounted by the city’s theater group that went on a national tour.
  3. An all-Boholano band called H2O (At the peak of their career they performed in Manila but disbanded later: LPU). Who is the band's keyboardist?
  4. This band manager and vocalist has performed in the Sultanate of Brunei and the Asean entertainment circuit, as well as in Beijing.
  5. This contemporary of Pitoy Moreno designed dresses and gowns for Manila's elite society.
  6. He was a high-caliber instrumentalist, composer and musical arranger who discovered, coached and made Sonia L. Sanguenza, a.k.a. Sonia Singson, a singing sensation.
  7. He could be Bohol's most prolific collage artist and handicraft designer. His works adorn Garden Cafe, Payag, Bohol Tropics and other business establishments and private homes.
  8. This visual artist studied Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines in Cebu and works at his studio called Isla Vista on Cabilao Island.
    At 93, Joaquin Ligumbres still writes poetry in Spanish and Binisaya. When he was 71 years old, he enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts course at the University of Bohol where he was known as a walking dictionary.  He is shown here with Gwargz Monreal, Bukidnon-based franchisee of the Boholano-owned Madelicious Bakeshoppe chain.
  9. This multi-awarded short-story and "balak" writer, won the Palanca Award in English poetry three times. He was also a graduate of both the UP Writers Workshop and the Asean Writers Workshop. Name this famous Boholano poet.
  10. Last year, during the National Arts Month, a search for Bohol's "kundiman" divas was conducted. Who were the three finalists?
  11. One of Bohol's leading street dancing and special events choreographer teaches at Mater Dei College.
  12. A group of local poets launched in 2000 its first collection of poems aptly entitled "Unang Agi". The association is also Bohol’s only grantee of the Tanghal Tula program of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
    Brownbuds Mendel's Legacy vocalist Amiel Jim Penecios and bassist Milo Miranda enjoying a show. They both come from the culture-rich barangay of Napo in Loon.
  13. This group of elementary pupils placed second and third in 1981 and 1985, respectively, in the National Music Competitions for Young Artists. Its new generation won first place in the Daygon Contest mounted at BQ Mall on December 2007.
  14. This poet and songwriter is considered the only poet warrior of the Philippines.
  15. This Boholano artist is a Franciscan friar whose God-given talent in the visual arts produced quite a number of paintings and sculptures, mostly images of Jesus, Mary and some saints.
  16. A choir trainer all his life, he won the grand prize in the Golden Jubilee Songwriting Contest of the Diocese of Tagbilaran with his composition "Pagmaya Kristohanong Katilingban". He also placed second in the First ASEAN Jamboree Song Competition.
  17. This lead guitarist of Teeth, Mongols, Daydream Cycle, Pupil and other Manila-based bands was chosen as Guitarist of the Year during the NU Rock Awards in 2004.
  18. Kim in "Miss Saigon", Fantine in "Les Miserables", and Imelda Marcos in "Here Lies Love" are only a few of the roles this Boholana played in musicals in New York.
    Relatively unknown in Bohol, Mario Rotersos, a Vienna-based fashion designer from Loon, represented the Philippines in the Asia Pacific Young Designer Competition.
  19. He is presently the dean of the Conservatory of Music of the University of San Agustin in Iloilo City. He has performed in concerts with Luke Mejares, Jose Mari Chan and Yeng Constantino.
  20. He is a TV writer and director, and member of the Screenwriters Guild of the Philippines. Name this very young talent behind Amor Chiko, Saranghe and other teleseries on Abs-Cbn.
  21. He composed "Bohol Hymn" or Awit sa Bohol, the immortal "Ako Kang Paabuton", "Dalaga sa Baybayon", "UB Hymn" and "BSAT Song", among others. Even long after his death, he is still recognized as Bohol's most respected journalist and newspaper columnist.
  22. This poet and journalist also wrote scripts for movies, especially those directed by Lino Brocka. He was a former member of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board. He and his brother Eman are two of only three Boholanos included in the Top 100 Filipinos in Culture recognized by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (the other one is Napoleon V. Abueva, National Artist for Sculpture). He is presently the executive editor of Yes! magazine.
  23. This charcoal painter is currently the local chief executive of a western municipality.
    Fräulein Maria - a two-piece silky temptation
Dress - cloudy white lycra, panelled 10 cm around with front knotting; front accented with a violin that partly covers the chest and silky bra; side seam creates a tempting bondage around the bodice. Cape/Poncho - silk tulle in monochromatic fucshia and strawberry pink with florettes, melodies, bälchen satin and chiffon cutouts.
    Pretty Sweet: Lady Minty. Top - silk chiffon chemise in green and purple shades, layered with burned outlined detail; cascades of violin-shaped cutworks; long extended back as shawl. Bottom - empire skirt in black satin cord lace knotted for muscle effect to create a horizontal lines; uneven hemline; serpentine/trumpet cut; loops at back opening.
  24. He is the former vocalist of South Border band. In 2005 he was chosen Male R & B or Rhythm and Blues Artist of the Year during the Philippine Hip-hop Awards. He is currently the R & B King of the Philippines.
  25. Presently based in Vienna, Austria this fashion designer won a Young Designers's Award in Paris. In the year 2000, he won first prize in the Philippine Fashion and Design Competition and represented the Philippines in the Asia Pacific Young Designer Competition. He was also Mega magazine's Young Designer of the Year and finalist in the Pierre Lang Fashion Awards in 2003.
  26. A songwriter, orator, poet, writer of winning "balak", scriptwriter and director of “drama”, this Boholano lawyer compiled and published “Harana: Talamdan sa mga Awit nga Halandumon” and authored "Pamalaye", a play about marriage and its many stages following local traditions.
  27. He won the first prize in the "balak" category of the 2003 Carlos P. Garcia Memorial Awards for Literature. This fellow of the Silliman Writers Workshop also received the Editor's Choice Award from the International Library of Poetry and
  28. He writes "balak" and English poetry. A graduate of the UP Writers Workshop, this US-based architect is also a photographer and digital artist.
  29. This award-winning songwriter also authored Binisaya scripts for stage plays in Bohol, the most current one being "Karaang Balay".
  30. She interpreted, "Isang Dakot", a song composed by the famous Vehnee Saturno, that won the grand prize during the Fifth Metro Manila Pop Music Festival. She is now a singer in Las Vegas.
Farley Meredores, a Boholano Franciscan friar, designed and executed this huge Pieta that greets the faithful visiting one of Naga City's Catholic churches. His other monumental work is the main altar of the Mary Coredemtrix Shrine in Talamban, Cebu City.

Answers: 1. Zosimo "Iyo Zosing" P. Relampagos 2. Fr. Roland Cajegas 3. Arnold R. Rebucas 4. Joseph Omar Jared Sanidad Estrada or Jad Estrada 5. Leandro "Diyong" Veloso 6. Alfred Sevilla Dancel 7. Alanito Luminarias Gomez 8. Carlito "Carling" P. Masalta 9. Clovis L. Nazareno 10. Ammie Matutes -Tamsi, Lyle Mae Cabañelez Cartagenas and Marife Larido -Tampos 11. Nelson "Cocoy" Relayosa 12. Bahandianong Arte Halad sa Namat-ang Dagang a.k.a. Bahandi 13. Loon South Central Elementary School Children's Choir 14. Emmanuel Agapito "Eman" F. Lacaba 15. Farley A. Meredores 16. Felipe G. Larido 17. Jerome Pedrigal Velasco 18. Joan Ritchell Almedilla 19. Fr. Jonas Mejorada Mejares 20. Jurey Pesudas Mirafuentes 21. Justino "Ning" R. Romea 22. Jose "Pete" F. Lacaba Jr. 23. Mayor Lloyd Peter M. Lopez, MD 24. Michael "Luke" Mejares 25. Mario Rotersos 26. Atty. Melchor Pueblas Monreal 27. Rene Eune "Coycoy" P. Ponte 28. Reynald R. Luminarias 29. Reigh P. Monreal 30. Sonia Leornas Sanguenza - Ainsworth

All artists featured here are Loonanons or of Loonanon lineage. These pieces of information were included in the National Arts Month Quiz Bowl held on February 29, 2008 at the Loon Sports and Cultural Center.

A Date...

After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She said I love you but I know this other woman loves you and would love to spend some time with you.

The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit was my MOTHER, who has been a widow for 19 years, but the demands of my work and my three children had made it possible to visit her only occasionally.

That night I called to invite her to go out for dinner and a movie.

"What's wrong, are you well," she asked? My mother is the type of woman who suspects that a late night call or a surprise invitation is a sign of bad news.

"I thought that it would be pleasant to be with you," I responded. "Just the two of us."

She thought about it for a moment, and then said, "I would like that very much."

That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick her up I was a bit nervous.

When I arrived at her house, I noticed that she, too, seemed to be nervous about our date. She waited in the door with her coat on. She had curled her hair and was wearing the dress that she had worn to celebrate her last wedding anniversary.

She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an angel's.

"I told my friends that I was going to go out with my son, and they were impressed, "she said, as she got into the car. "They can't wait to hear about our meeting". We went to a restaurant that, although not elegant, was very nice and cozy. My mother took my arm as if she were the First Lady.

After we sat down, I had to read the menu. Large print. Half way through the entries, I lifted my eyes and saw Mom sitting there staring at me. A nostalgic smile was on her lips.

"It was I who used to have to read the menu when you were small," she said.

"Then it's time that you relax and let me return the favor," I responded.

During the dinner, we had an agreeable conversation - nothing extraordinary, but catching up on recent events of each other's life. We talked so much that we missed the movie.

As we arrived at her house later, she said, "I'll go out with you again, but only if you let me invite you." I agreed.

"How was your dinner date?" asked my wife when I got home.

"Very nice. Much more so than I could have imagined," I answered.

A few days later, my mother died of a massive heart attack. It happened so suddenly that I didn't have time to do anything for her.

Some time later, I received an envelope with a copy of a restaurant receipt from the same place mother and I had dined.

An attached note said: "I paid this bill in advance. I wasn't sure that I could be there; but nevertheless, I paid for two plates - one for you and the other for your wife. You will never know what that night meant for me. I love you, son."

At that moment, I understood the importance of saying in time: "I LOVE YOU!" and to give our loved ones the time that they deserve. Nothing in life is more important than God and your family. Give them the time they deserve, because these things cannot be put off till "some other time."

Pass this along to everyone with an aging parent, to a child, to an adult, to anyone with a parent and most importantly, to someone you truly love.

Here's hoping today is better than yesterday…

Kitty Girls live in Bohol!

Salivate yourself as Kitty Girls will come to Bohol in a one-night concert on May 2 at 9pm at the New Sandugo Grand Ballroom of Bohol Tropics Resort.

It’s about time the music industry offers something new to the public, a taste of energy, sexiness and sassiness.

The Kitty Girls is an all-girl singing group formed in 2006, in the Philippines, consisting of Jocelyn Oxlade, Ayanna Oliva, Nicole Deen, Veronica Scott and Tanya Yuquimpo. The group is the dubbed the Philippines' version of the Pussy Cat Dolls. In 2007, under the guidance of Joji Dingcong, the girls were signed to Star Records (a subsidiary of ABS-CBN).

The Kitty Girls were the opening act for the Akon--Live In Manila Concert. On January 2008 the girls released their debut album with the carrier single "K.I.T.T.Y.". February 15, 2008 the Kitty Girls staged their first major concert dubbed One purr...fect Kitty Night.

They were on the cover of FHM Philippines December 2007 issue and April 2008 Gadgets Magazine issue cover.

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Leo P. Udtohan

What readers think...

miexl wrote:
Sunday, 18 January 2009 13:29:28 PHT
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Darlene Sanguenza wrote:
Tuesday, 5 August 2008 12:48:11 PHT
Hi! I can name these local artists.. No. 30. She is my Auntie, Sonia Sanguenza A.K.A. Singson. 11. Mr. Nelson Reyalosa.. 15.He's Farley Meredores my school mate in highschool at Sacred Heart Academy and also in UB Fine Arts. 16. Felipe Larido , my choral instructor before in my elementary years. 1. Mario Relampagos, grandfather of khemo my classmate in highschool & elem. 19. Fr. Jonas Mejorada Mejares 17. Jerome Pedrigal Velasco 3. Arnold R. Rebucas, skolmate in hi-skol 24. Michael "Luke" Mejares 9. Clovis L. Nazareno 10. Ammie Matutes -Tamsi, Lyle Mae Cabañelez Cartagenas and Marife Larido -Tampos 13. Loon South Childrens Choir 18. Joan Ritchell Almedilla .. I'm too lazy to answer all of these quizes.. Basta I almost knew them all...This write up is so inspiring for us young creative enthusiasts, who like me are also bitten by the elusive art bug. I'm a proud Loonanon.. Gahi kaajo ug tingog.. heheh.. Just do check my website.. Go go Loon.. Calling all young dreamers.. Let's spread our wings.. Let's burst forth, gush forth, reach out & soar high..... wewwwww... I'm open to share my knowledge to all aspiring visual artist:) Just pm me.
Mary Hazel A. Meredores wrote:
Sunday, 18 May 2008 16:26:03 PHT
Thanks for recognizing local boholano artist....

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