Scene:Â The Department of Education (DepEd), in cooperation with the provincial government Â of Bohol,Â Australian Embassy and Â Asia Foundation Partnership in the Philippines conducted the “Eskwela Agrikultura” Agri Senior High School Summit last March 9. It brought together agriculture and tourism industry stakeholders to discuss the development goals of the province senior high school opportunities in tourism.
Scene:Â Fans remembered the 6th anniversary of Rebecca del Rioâ€™s death last Friday.Â Rebecca Del Rio (Ma. Lourdes Buslon in real life) was the 1st Filipina to win Asia’s Best Supporting Actress in the 1958 Asian Film Festival.Â A native of Sierra-Bullones town, Del RioÂ hit her peak in the â€™50s and she made numerous movies under Sampaguita Pictures. She was touted as the â€œmost glamorous kontrabidaâ€ of her time. Rebecca del Rio may be a darling to baby boomers but perhaps a bit of a “stranger” to the newÂ generation of movie lovers.
ABS-CBNâ€™sÂ Dolce AmoreÂ has been keeping Filipinos glued to their TV sets. Last week, many Boholano followers could not get over to the kilig seryeâ€™s episode on Bohol, trending on social media and unwittingly disrupting the diurnal of Boholanos.
â€œI did watch the episode. It was not onlyÂ kiligÂ but it showed the beauty of our province,â€ said Karen Digal-Asoy who personally met LizQuen during their taping in Sevilla town.
â€œI canâ€™t get over the movie..so much love and kilig,â€ said Anita Dacaldacal.
The Bohol episode shows Tenten (Enrique Gil) finally agreed to join Serena (Liza Soberano) in her trip to Bohol.
They immediately headed to Nanay Melds (Frenchie Dy)’s community with a friendly guide (Buboy Villar) who helped them find the way. They crossed two streams (unverified locations) and Sipatan hanging bridges in Sevilla town, and had a long walk on a forest road of Loboc and Bilar.
When they reached the community, they were greeted by a marching band and a group of residents who made them feel like VIPs. Serena finally got the chance to hug her Nanay Melds once more.
Serena and Tenten excitedly explored the beauty of Bohol with Nanay Melds and Tatay Cardo (Rommel Padilla). Nany Melds told them that she was working at the floating restaurants.
They went to Loboc River cruise.Â There was Lobocanon singer Sam Varquez who was singing â€œWelcome to Bohol…â€ while they were enjoying the ambiance of the river. They also joined the local folks to dance tinikling.
After the cruise, the group headed to Chocolate Hills. The place was a perfect setting to discuss love and destiny.
Quote and unquote:Â “Ang pag-ibig nila ay hindi dahil bumagal ang ikot ng mundo o kumanta ang mga ibon o biglang lumiwanag ang madilim na paligid. Ang pag-ibig nila ay nagsimula sa gutom lamang. Isipin mo yun…Â AngÂ happily ever after,Â hindi ibig sabihin naÂ happy-happyÂ ka lang lagi.Â Ang ibig sabihin ngÂ happily ever afterÂ ay dahil pinili mong magingÂ happyÂ sa taong kasama mo at mahal mo at kahit ano’ng mangyari, paninindigan mo yun dahil mahal mo yun e.Â Bumagal man ang ikot ng mundo, umawit man ang ibon o hindi, magliwanag o dumilim man ang mundo, magmamahal ka dahil pinili mong magmahal.”
There was a scene at Dumaluan Beach Resort where Tenten enjoyed his morning swim and Serena defended him from the three women who made fun of him because of his lisp problem.
Dolce Amoreâ€™s Bohol episode, according to data from Kantar Media, registered a national TV rating of 37.5 percent.
Willy Ramasolaâ€™s post on Grace Poe goes viral
Willy Ramasolaâ€™s Facebook post on presidential candidate Sen. Grace Poe goes viral.
His post in full read: “To my FB friends who support Grace Poe, please explain to me why people should vote for her.
“Her own husband is a natural born American and he cannot even vote for his own wife this coming May. Her children according to her will remain American citizens. As senator, the number of bills she filed which became law is none. Big fat zero. Her other public service experience was at MTRCB which consisted of watching movies and classifying them as PG or GP or R.
“So tell me why people should vote for Grace? Give me a very good reason aside from her being the adopted daughter of FPJ. Thanks.”
Well, Willy has a point.
Unexpectedly, his post caught the attention of many personalities, including singer Gab Valenciano, son of Gary V.
Valenciano said, “Dear Willy Ramasola, I do not know who you are so I cannot comment based on your character and personality, instead, I will comment based on your post.”
Gab alsoÂ reminded everyone that dual citizenship exists and that her familyâ€™s own American citizenship should not be taken against her.
â€œSen. Grace is my friend above anything. And I defend my friends. So what if her husband is an American citizen. So what if her kids are keeping their American citizenship. Get with the times. There is something called dual citizenship. People who are well travelled and have spent time away from their hometown could have gained more insight, could have gained an understanding of what it means to advance any kind of system beyond the â€˜Filipino way,â€™â€ he said.
Valenciano also blasted the existing double standards in the Filipino political system which have served as hindrances to someone like Poe who just wants to serve her country.
â€œOur political system is rotten to its core, and the whole world knows this. A true Filipino is Filipino by blood, not by paper. People move countries to expand their way of life, not relinquish their homeland. She purely and sincerely wants whatâ€™s best for our country and will do anything and everything to serve with the best of her ability, no strings or bs attached. Thatâ€™s what I admire most about her. We Filipinos are so freaking fickle. We lambast and rebuke her yet have the balls to support someone who goes against a Filipinoâ€™s moral code. Itâ€™s an outrageous double standard that is so hypocritical, itâ€™s sickening. Letâ€™s disqualify the â€œinexperiencedâ€ candidate who doesnâ€™t meet the requirements of residency and continue glorifying the corrupt, unscrupulous and indecent,â€ he said; adding he wasnâ€™t paid to endorse but would just like to defend his friend from the hate he believes she doesnâ€™t deserve.
â€œMy issue here isnâ€™t about who you want to vote for. Vote for who YOU personally believe in. Thatâ€™s fine. But do not use these technicalities to question someoneâ€™s ability or inability to lead,â€ he said.
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