Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Bohol Fever

"BEHOLD (the beautiful)...BOHOL" Take a peek at the newest promotional video for the island of Bohol, including #SUPToursPhilippines, in partnership with Bohol Tourism Office and the Philippine Department of Tourism. filmed and edited by Bohol's finest, Chris Ramasola. #suprivers #suplove #supbohol #supholiday #suptravel #supyoga #supyogaretreat #standuptraveller #supschool #asieducation #starboardsup #beholdbohol #itsmorefuninthephilippines #thephilippines #travelPH
Posted by SUP Tours Philippines on Sunday, March 13, 2016

With Bohol being THE hottest destination this part of the islands, thanks to the Tenten and Serena's Dolce Amore wanderings in the island, the release of this beautiful no-nonsense Bohol promotional video (filmed and edited by Bohol's finest, Chris Ramasola) is very timely -- and a much-needed follow-through to the stunning Bohol imagery that was backdrop to Tenten and Serena's budding "thing".

We say no-nonsense because devoid of the usual voice over and captions -- it "shows" not "tells". And we like it!

The catchphrase Behold... Bohol, though, still "meh". 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Mga Kalaki sa Baji (The Baji Arts Exhibit 2016)

"Ang Bildo nga Kisame", installation by Regina Estorba Macalandag
Now on its 6th year, the annual Baji Arts Exhibit 2016 was unveiled last Monday evening at the Oak Brook Library, showcasing 38 Boholana artists aged 11-86 and around 70 works of arts, creative interpretations of this year’s theme: “mga kalaki sa baji”.

In her installation work “Ang Bildo nga Kisame” where red female figures are barred from going further up the ladder by a glass ceiling only occupied by black male figures, research and development worker Regina Estorba Macalandag enjoins women to take on the “glass ceiling”, the “unacknowledged discriminatory barrier that prevents women and minorities from rising to positions of power or responsibility”. The accompanying note reads: Unsay kalaki sa mga baji?/ No.1 tig-atiman sa pamilya./ Mao na sa trabaho, gawas niini, /maglisod na mobida./ Kalaki sa mga baji/ Ang dugmokon ang Bildo nga Kisame/ ang dili makita nga babag/ naghikaw ug nag-abog / sa kaangayan sa responsibilidad ug gahum /nga angayang pagabahinon sa laki ug baji. 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Another one bites the dust.

The corner building in front of the Royal Theater (now Novo Jeans) in Tagbilaran City.
Another old-ish building (70s or 80s) succumbed to demolition and will soon be supplanted by some bland or gaudy concrete and glass mid-rise.

(Bohol Republic is documenting the changes in the urban fabric of Tagbilaran City.)

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Dolce Amore de Bohol

The #LizQuen #SerTen tandem just made Bohol even more sweeter. Loveteams are cash cows, let Bohol milk them, why not. Symbiosis. 

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Baji Exhibit 2016 opens Monday at the Oakbrook Library

The Baji Arts Collective once again celebrates womanhood with the annual Women’s Month showcase Baji Arts Exhibit that is set to open on Monday, March 7, 2016, 6:00PM at the Oakbrook Library and shall open until March 20, 2016.