Get to know Bohol’s ‘who’s who’ whose real names will surprise you

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Get to know Bohol’s ‘who’s who’ whose real names will surprise you

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(Right) Inday Rufing (real name: Rizalino Torralba) with Bohol’s famous hairdresser and make-up artist Tracy Remolador Torres (who protested he is not using a stage name). Contributed Photo
(Right) Inday Rufing (real name: Rizalino Torralba) with Bohol’s famous hairdresser and make-up artist Tracy Remolador Torres (who protested he is not using a stage name). Contributed Photo

Wake-upper:

Scene: Bohol Gov. Edgar Chatto clarified that he never issued a specific statement about having a list of narco-politicians in the province during the Provincial Peace and Order Council meeting last Aug. 25.   “And it is not only the responsibility of the intelligence community. In fact the people from intelligence generate their information through the support of the community,” Chatto said. He also reminded the media to faithfully do their work by giving the public the right information. “If there is doubt, ask the source because the source is just there. If our purpose is indeed honest to goodness service in public and not to mislead and not put malice in statement and the truth can always be found for the source of information,” he said. He also appealed to all Boholanos to provide information that would lead to the arrest and identification of drug and criminal personalities in the province.

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The social media was filled with “Buwan ng Wika” photos of our friends’ children donning their favorite barong tagalog and baro’t saya. Indeed, “ang hindi magmahal sa sariling wika ay mas mabaho pa kaysa malansang isda.”

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Since, we are at it, I want to share some of our favorite Tagalog #hugot lines which I culled from the Internet.  Here are some of them:

1—Mamatay-matay ka sa selos, hindi naman pala kayo. Ano ba ‘yun !

2—Sa LOVE, walang bingi; walang bulag; walang pipi…pero TANGA marami.

3—Kapag sumama ka sa matatalino, tatalino ka rin. Kapag sumama ka sa adik, magiging adik ka rin. Try mong sumama sa akin, baka sakaling maging akin ka rin.

4—Kapag sinabihan ka nang: “Ang ganda mo!”, mag-thank you ka na lang. Minsan ka na  nga lang sabihan, mag-iinarte ka pa.

5—Ang mabuting lalaki, “stick to one”, hindi 3 in 1.

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6—Kapag mahal mo, ipaglaban mo. Pero kung pinagmumukha ka nang tanga, iwan mo na.

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7—Aanhin mo ang palasyo kung walang internet connection dito. Mabuti pang mag-stay sa bahay kubo, sa Wi-Fi zone nakapuwesto.

8—Aanhin mo ang pera’t mansiyon, kung nagmumura ang iyong bilbil at puson.

9—Aanhin pa ang tiwala, kung ang hinala ay laging tumatama?

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10—Kaysa mabuwisit, love your “haters”. Sila ang ebidensiya na hindi ka pa nga artista, may mga fans ka na.

11—Labs, para kang damit na suot ko ngayon. Simple lang pero bagay sa akin.

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12—Lagi na lang ninyong sinisisi ang mga taong “paasa”. Hindi kaya, kasalanan mo dahil “assuming” ka lang?

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Willie Maestrado (real name: Manolito Maestrado) a.ka. The RoboCop gives us the latest news and updates on Bohol. Contributed Photo
Willie Maestrado (real name: Manolito Maestrado) a.ka. The RoboCop gives us the latest news and updates on Bohol. Contributed Photo

Real names of Bohol’s ‘who’s who’

Do you think Rich Asuncion would have been one of the country’s young actress had she used her real name Richell Pacaldo Angalot? Would Maxi been a real designer had he packaged himself as Maximiel Tallo?  We all know the late Yoyoy Villame was an icon, but there’s a good chance he might not had the same level of success had he kept his real name, Roman Tesorio Villame.

Some people (stars, celebrities, who’s who, semi-celebrities) change their names because they don’t like them or they are cultivating a unique persona with the help of a stage name. Others because it doesn’t sound like stars’ names or their real names are hard to memorize and remember.  While some completely wipe the slate clean (we’re looking at you Inday Rufing!), others simply replace a first or last name.

Read on to discover their real names.

Rich Asuncion — Richell Pacaldo Angalot

Inday Rufing—  Rizalino Torralba

Inday Charity—  Edwardo Guyano

Toto Veloso —  Jose Antonio Veloso (Vice Mayor of Tagbilaran)

Baba Yap —  John Geesnell Yap II  (Mayor of Tagbilaran)

Omie Auza—  Rommel Auza

Maxi —  Maximiel Tallo

Pinay Vera—  Vera Gisete Villocido

Toloy—  Leoncio Evasco, Jr. (former Maribojoc Mayor and now Cabinet Secretary)

Tusoy—  Fructuoso Redulla, Jr. (former Vice Mayor of Maribojoc)

Aris Aumentado—  Erico Aristotle Aumentado (Representative, 1st District of Bohol)

Jerome Sala—  Jerome Ucab

Willie Maestrado- Manolito Maestrado (dyRD’s news reporter)

Jun Gutierrez- Alfredo Gutierrez Jr.  (dyRD’s news reporter)

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