Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Video: Former Bohol solons implicated in the Pork Scam

And there you go. Bohol never fails to take the spotlight. In this GMANews clip, our former Congressmen are implicated in the Pork Scam. They're denying involvement, of course.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Statement: Bohol Alliance Against Pork Barrel

[Boholanos joined the August 24 nationwide #MillionPeople March against the Pork Scam. People came as individuals, families, friends, barkadas and came together to show their indignation on the Pork Scam. Below is their unified statement.]

Ang tanang Pilipino nagbayad og buhis: adunahan ug galisud, nagbayad kitang tanan sa nagkadaiya nga pamaagi. Tungod niini, kami angayan lamang nga mobarog niining mosunod:

Monday, August 5, 2013

The Homecoming of Baby Jane Galinato

[If you happened to watch the heartwarming family reunion/homecoming story of the former 1960s child wonder Baby Jane in GMA 7’s 24 Oras last week, you must know, the coming home of Jane Galinato aka Baby Jane, after 51 long years, is not only the story of a daughter/sister/auntie coming back to the bossom of the Galinato family but also a coming home of a daughter of Bohol, back to the motherland.]

Galinato sisters reunite after 51 years (Jane Galinato in pink)
This story is a stuff of telenovelas. That, or Maalala Mo Kaya. (Or Magpakailanman, if you must.) It’s an ultimate story that will be a staple conversation of many a reunions for the Galinato family. Above all, it is a story of roots, of family, of love.

"In all of us there is a hunger, marrow deep, to know our heritage—to know who we are and where we came from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum, an emptiness, and the most disquieting loneliness.
In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future."
 ---Alex Haley, Roots

When you flick open the Galinato Book, this famous Alex Haley (Roots: The Saga of an American Family) quote will greet you. The Galinato book contains the family tree, stories and photographs of the clan created by the union of Faustino P. Galinato, Sr. and Teofila Ampong Galinato.

Tabliya Cones

Tabliya cones. What a great idea!

Most families used to make their own tabliya (cocoa tablet), bean-to-bar (or in the traditional Filipino case, bean-to-tablets or coin-like shapes) chocolates.