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The Loboc Children's Choir garnered two major awards at the recently concluded Europe and its Songs 6th International Folksong Choir Festival, which was held this year in Barcelona, Spain, from September 17 to 21, 2003.

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mark wrote:
Thursday, 4 June 2009 13:01:36 PHT
good job guy.. congrats..^^
hannah wrote:
Thursday, 4 June 2009 12:58:30 PHT
loboc choir is very magnificent.. these children are really gifted.. hope they continue to receive numerous awards they deserve.. i salute u guys:)
Princess wrote:
Thursday, 4 June 2009 12:54:54 PHT
Lito Ocon, SJ wrote:
Wednesday, 11 February 2009 22:46:25 PHT
Your Comment Congratulations mga batang Bol-anon! padayon Madam Alma Taldo i salute you for your hard work and discipline. i hope to meet you and the kids in person and to hear their songs live when i'll be visiting home. mabuhay kamong tanan! i am so proud of you.
Victor Allan C. Ilagan wrote:
Sunday, 3 June 2007 23:26:05 PHT
kudos LCC! i was looking forward to meet you and hear your music when i went to bohol last year (2006) but i only got to visit the loboc church. i wept with joy when you were featured at gma 7. your rendition of the theme from "mulan" inevitably moved me. congratulations!
Ng-Ng (tourism student at UST) wrote:
Wednesday, 1 February 2006 18:58:59 PHT

Wow.. this group is a bomb! yeah they are way too magnificent!! they are also cute:) especially franc:) (hope this msg will reach him..) aww.... they gave me enough reason to go back in bohol! love you guys! :) -Jonnalyn Atienza--- tourism student in UST

Ng-Ng (tourism student at UST) wrote:
Wednesday, 1 February 2006 16:30:12 PHT
LCC gave me a reason to come back in Bohol..:)they're really magnificent.. and they are cute as well...especially Franc:)
Roland P. Jaluag, S.J. wrote:
Saturday, 7 January 2006 11:23:03 PHT
Your Comment I'm so proud and happy for this amazingly talented children, the LCC. You have greatly helped us nurture and love our Boholano roots all the more. I also salute the dedication of Madam Alma Taldo! With all my prayers.
Nelfa Toledo Bongolto - Squires wrote:
Wednesday, 4 January 2006 07:08:07 PHT
Hellooo! Very proud, I am. CONGRATULATIONS on the winning, LCC. You are the best! Keep up the good works. Let me know when you have upcoming events in the Northwest (USA) I will be honored to host a few of the members. I love you fellow Lobocanons and I am so PROUD of you all!!!!!!
Jose Marex Gaba wrote:
Monday, 21 November 2005 08:47:50 PHT
Congratulations on your victory! You make us all truly proud to be Filipinos! I would like to get in touch with you as I am interested to work with you in an upcoming project. Kindly get e-mail me back within the day, if possible. Thank you very much!
Gili wrote:
Tuesday, 4 October 2005 16:04:56 PHT
Proud to be Pinoy!! I'm proud of this Young BOHOLANOS!!! astig! During our Backpacking Trip in Bohol, we met them last September 24 at Loboc Museum through Mang Tony, curator, ~~~ I was like...Ohhh~~ SILA BA TALAGA YAN~~~ opkors! mega papicture kami! aloo!! children (na mas matangkad pa kesa sa akin ) I'll send you our Photos, I'll send it to Jennica! ah...eh,,,naalala nyo pa ba kami???? ^^;v
ken edvin!!!c",) wrote:
Wednesday, 17 August 2005 19:36:23 PHT
Magaling ang choir nyo!!!!!God bless
Darrielle wrote:
Sunday, 7 August 2005 14:42:16 PHT
I miss you guys!!!! keep up the good work!!! take care!!!
Camille wrote:
Thursday, 28 July 2005 12:54:37 PHT
May I have the lyrics of paro parong bukid?
Nicole wrote:
Thursday, 21 July 2005 22:15:57 PHT
i finally found it!!
Nicole wrote:
Thursday, 21 July 2005 21:59:09 PHT
Where is the tagalog folk song the lyrics???!!!
Darrielle wrote:
Saturday, 9 July 2005 09:31:23 PHT
Loboc children's choir!!! no doubt... u are really the best!!!! congratulations and goodluck to all of you!!!!!
Gerson Justiniani wrote:
Saturday, 2 July 2005 16:25:17 PHT
Hello to all members of the loboc children's choir especially to mam Lina and mam Alma! I have always been a proud fan of the LCC and I cab truly say that LCC is world class. Even here in Manila where I am studying, I always tell my classmates and friends about the remarkable achievements of the LCC. You simply make Boholanos proud of you! Good luck, Keep up the good works and God Bless!
Ma. Cecilia Lasay wrote:
Monday, 27 June 2005 16:49:38 PHT
I am also a Boholano and a choir member since childhood. I have heard the LCC sung for several times but still I can't get enoug of it. I am proud of my fellow Boholano people!!! Go Go Go Bohol!!!
Rowena wrote:
Saturday, 25 June 2005 19:18:15 PHT
What this child is doing for the image of the Filipinos is ourstaanding the remarkable. How I wish that child ren in our country should be given all the opportunities they deserved in life. thanks to the organizer for giving this children the best opportunities through their guidance and support . Please keep up the good work.
Joe wrote:
Thursday, 9 June 2005 03:25:30 PHT
paru-parong Bukid is my favorite. ;) I'am looking for the lyrics for that song. Asa man pangita-on?
Alma m. from Israel wrote:
Thursday, 7 April 2005 03:00:13 PHT
I am proud to be a boholano and i always be! even my boss and foreign friends got interest to visit one day my place.
Baguio wrote:
Friday, 11 March 2005 11:10:08 PHT
Boholanos are great singers but they cant seem to get spellings right ;) see the posts above.

Well, English isn't their first language, nor is it for most Filipinos. Whenever we spot obvious spelling mistakes, we'll try to fix them.--Jeroen.

Geraldine wrote:
Sunday, 20 February 2005 13:18:19 PHT
Where can recordings of teh Loboc performance be obtained.
Bataun wrote:
Thursday, 27 January 2005 22:44:16 PHT
Congratolation to Loboc Children's Choir... You make me more proud to be a Pilipino and as BOHOLANON. More power LOBOC CHILDREN'S CHOIR and My GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
Dune IHMA wrote:
Wednesday, 22 December 2004 07:52:29 PHT
Grabeehhh... were can i buy your CDs or Copies of your song in davao city.. i really love you....{:
Eillen wrote:
Monday, 15 November 2004 18:20:49 PHT
Does LCC have their own recorded CD in the market?
Mhel wrote:
Saturday, 13 November 2004 13:23:53 PHT
I want to hear there voices
Fil Parsley wrote:
Friday, 12 November 2004 13:10:38 PHT
I am very excited to hear the Loboc Children's Choir pls.tell me where can I buy their cd's or voice recording i live in Norfolk, Va USA appreciate and thanks for your help.
Joan wrote:
Thursday, 4 November 2004 18:24:09 PHT
Good work guys!!! continue on bringing medals to our country!!! god bless you all and have a great time!!!
Micel Balili wrote:
Monday, 25 October 2004 11:37:40 PHT
Gusshh!!!ang galing nman!!bsta keep up the good work!!God bless you all!!bye!!
Riza wrote:
Friday, 27 August 2004 23:53:06 PHT
Ur da best!!! Kep up da gud work! Ang galing2 nyo talaga! grabeh!!!
Ij Arciaga wrote:
Wednesday, 11 August 2004 19:57:27 PHT
Galing nio!!
HAN SOL wrote:
Tuesday, 27 July 2004 21:42:33 PHT
Stefan wrote:
Wednesday, 21 July 2004 16:17:00 PHT
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just keep up the good work and never give up. Do ur best Jennica, Aljon and everyone who joins the choir!!!!!!!!!
Samuel Alacar wrote:
Friday, 16 July 2004 09:15:41 PHT
Go! Hey you can do it more. Keep up the good work. Please train some more talented children there in Loboc. Magconcert naman kayo dito sa Laoag City. God Bless you all.
Charmie wrote:
Thursday, 17 June 2004 12:43:48 PHT
You are so great. Keep going!!!!!!
Gardy Labad wrote:
Tuesday, 8 June 2004 19:43:55 PHT
Hello dear friends and Jeroen!

On behalf of the Loboc Children's Choir, we would like to thank for all your appreciative and wonderful comments. We are very happy to know we have touched a lot of hearts and minds.

Good news. The tour has helped jumpstart a project in Loboc, and that is the TUBURAN Center for Living Traditions. We opened the only community based music museum in the Philippines , with an exhibit on the rich musical legacy of Loboc and Bohol.

Another good news. The choir has not stopped from working and sharing. Mam Alma Taldo has recruited new children to join the choir because some had to leave. They have chaged voices na. And its so exciting how this new group will develop!

Another another good news. The choir is invited to the INTERNATIONAL WORLD VISION CHILDREN'S CHOIR FESTIVAL in Korea!!! From July 18 to 22, we will perform together with 4 other international children's choirs. All expenses paid for by the organizers!!!!

So you see with all our and your prayers and support and encouragement, things will develop for the choir on the palm of the Almighty.

Thanks again and see you in Bohol!!!!!

Gardy Labad, Damaris Taldo

Great news Gardy! We hope to see you again early next year, when we come to Bohol again.--Jeroen.

Scepter Aguinaldo wrote:
Saturday, 29 May 2004 20:30:38 PHT
Please have your concert here at Dagupan hoooooooo........ idol::::::::::
Glaiza Tanguamos wrote:
Thursday, 20 May 2004 19:20:01 PHT
Crush ko tlaga ung soloist nio! Hope that malaman ko ung nme nya!coz d ko man lng natanong nung ngpapicture kmi!dad nya ung ngkicare ng mga tarsier!we took a picture last may 18,04!now nsa mnila n ko!d ko n sya msyadong mki2ta!but mki2ta ko nmn sya every vacation eh coz magvvacation me dyan s baclayon and pamilican!hope that mkita ko sya!miz yah!!!!
Davao City National High School SINGING TEENS wrote:
Wednesday, 19 May 2004 01:43:13 PHT
d best tlaga kau mga tga loboc!!! specially the members of lobocs childrens choir. bilib na bilib kami sa ganda ng mga boses niyo. lalo na nung narinig nmin yung kanta ninyong ahaytuburan at yung manang biday.. congrats pla sa mga very honorable achievements niyo. ang liliit niyo pa ang layo na ng napuntahan niyo at ang sikat niyo pa! sana mkapunta kau dito sa davao at mgkaroon kau ng concert dito para nman marinig nmin ng live ang mga boses niyo.good luck sa mga coming performances ninyo dahil alam nman nting lahat na hindi kau mauubusan ng invitations diba? cge aantayin nmin kau dito sa davao.... maraming durian dito cge kau pag di kau punta dito wala kaung durian... joke. GODBLESS AND WE LOV YOU GUYS!!!
Ron Santos wrote:
Wednesday, 28 April 2004 10:41:06 PHT
The best, it gives honor to the country not only to themselves and the school their represents.. and the very lucky parents..I'm hoping that the goverment will give some awards on them.. or give some numbers in the concert at the park...
Jojo Villaranda Luminarias wrote:
Wednesday, 31 March 2004 05:36:54 PHT
It was a great honor to hear the awards reaped by the Loboc Childrens Choir when they went to Europe late part of last year. It was sad on my part as an origin of Bohol (Luminarias - Loon and Gaviola - Ubay) not to hear them sing in person here in the eternal city of Rome. There are a lots of bisaya (mindanao & visayas) kababayans who did not know of the special event/visit of the famous choir. Like Fr. Jonas Mejiares (musician) and lots of priests, seminaristas and nuns do come from bohol. Kahit saan, a boholano or kaliwat will always be proud of his heritage. More Power!
William van Bracht wrote:
Tuesday, 16 March 2004 08:48:14 PHT
Last september 2003 we were having the kids in Holland, and it was agift from the lord to have them in our house and we are very pleased to know them. For the kids, we love you all in Holland, special love from all of us from Rotterdam. I hope to see you when i'm in the Phillippines. Love from my daugter ( 10 years)to all her friends from Bohol. You are our special angels. We love you.
Pastor S. Lagang wrote:
Thursday, 11 March 2004 23:59:58 PHT
Please allow me to address you on your first name as " JEROEN " You are a very intelligent person when I read all of your remarks. I think a musical movie with " DOLBY DIGITAL SURROUND SOUND " will be a good idea for all of you. If, you , can do it you will be very very nice. I HOPE IT WILL BE DONE.
William P. Lucero (Switzerland) wrote:
Saturday, 28 February 2004 00:10:55 PHT
That was true that President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo rewards One million Pesos (P1M) for the victory of the Loboc Children Choir in an International European Song Contest in Barcelona, Spain last September 2003 but the one million pesos was not intended for the LCC but for the Governor in Bohol... SHAME.

How we tried to help LCC organizing concerts here in Switzerland just to help them for the ongoing projects in Loboc but again SHAME.. to the GOVERNOR

I will get in touch with the director of the Loboc Children's Choir to clarify on these issues. Unfortunately, we often have to live with the realities of Philippine politics and the, to say the least, unclear ways in which money issues are handled.

We all worked hard to get the LCC in Europe, not the least the children of the LCC itself, and it was a success to which, of course, a lot of people now want to have their names attached, and harvest part of the rewards... I think the best strategy is to continue working on things that are good for the people of Bohol, don't get discouraged by an occasional setback, ignore the "me too" mentality, and expose those cases where things really cross the moral borders of appropriateness.--Jeroen.

Wilbert De Luna wrote:
Thursday, 12 February 2004 21:42:57 PHT
The Philippines, "THE" Childrens Choir. LCC Simply The Best.
Jan Mike wrote:
Tuesday, 23 December 2003 17:43:52 PHT
I watched i-witness last dec.22 which featured LCC. God bless those children. they have very simple lives. they are great, they are an honor to the country! They are indeed angels! Galing-galing!!!
Joey Treviani wrote:
Wednesday, 10 December 2003 22:05:55 PHT
Loboc Kids' Choir Sked For December20th Christmas Concert at The Pen Headlining The Peninsula Manila's holiday music line-up is the 20th year of Concert at The Pen with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Ruggero Barbieri, with Kyla and the Loboc Children's Choir. 13th December 2003, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Caroling at The Lobby Catch the award-winning Loboc Children's Choir of Bohol, winner of the gold medal and premier cup at the "Europe and its Songs Sixth International Folk Song Festival" held in Barcelona, Spain in September of this year. 19th December 2003, 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm Coro Animo on 20th, 22nd and 23rd December 2003, 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm
Harold Delombar wrote:
Thursday, 4 December 2003 05:43:48 PHT
Palace rewards P1M for Loboc choir
Girlie & Joel Dumapias wrote:
Wednesday, 3 December 2003 11:40:35 PHT
Where can we buy the loboc childrens choir cd
Jason Cabute wrote:
Wednesday, 3 December 2003 08:13:49 PHT
When we organized a package tour went to Bohol when I was still in college (UST), we organized a package tour and we chose Bohol for that. It was never a dull moment, most especially when we went to Loboc for its church and for these admirable children whos has always their smile on their faces. Oh my!! What can I say ang galing talaga nila!! I had these little tears on my eyes dahil sa boses nila! Ang galing talaga! Sana they can get continous support from the local government. More poer to you guys!! Sana makabalik ulit kami ng Bohol. I'm planning to bring my mom there as a birthday gift! God Bless!!
Antonio wrote:
Wednesday, 3 December 2003 00:22:31 PHT
World-class Loboc kid's choir sing at Malacaņang mass November 30, 2003

That is a great welcome home! After attending their first European concerts in Tilburg and Rotterdam, we also very much enjoyed the farewell concert in The Hague, The Netherlands on Saturday, 22 November. From me and Rodelyn, happy homecoming, a merry christmas, and see you next year in Loboc!--Jeroen.

Renato de Vera wrote:
Sunday, 30 November 2003 06:49:23 PHT
Somebody just told me that Loboc children's choir is simply the best. My friends are from Bohol, and I just couldn't believe that, these children would bring the glory of Bohol, if not the whole Philippines. Keep the flames of your inspiring songs and singing alive, for that will keep you always at heart of every Boholano who heard about you and your songs...
Martin & Clarita Koller-Alegre wrote:
Sunday, 30 November 2003 02:20:34 PHT
Dear Children from Bohol We saw you twice, and we would want to see you much more. YOU TOUCHED OUR HEARTHS. Yes you brought hope and love to our country. You all are the best messengers for the Philippines, a country we love very much. Next time we visit your country we want to come to Bohol and visit you. It is now winter in Switzerland and the first snow has covered our world. You would enjoy it. Christmas is nearing and we wish we could hear you sing "Oh Holy Night..." Have a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones.
Neomi A. wrote:
Saturday, 22 November 2003 23:48:22 PHT
Lobocanon's are simply the best! Congratulations sa lahat ng bumubuo ng LCC! Ang galing nyo! nakakabilib! I salute you all guys! More Power to all and God Bless!
Jeroen Hellingman wrote:
Tuesday, 18 November 2003 18:32:09 PHT
The Loboc Children's Choir will have their farewell concert of their European Tour in the Lourdes Church in Scheveningen, The Hague on Saturday November 22 at 3:00 P.M. Tickets will be available at the gate for 7 euros.
Cat Jr. wrote:
Monday, 17 November 2003 09:50:13 PHT
Congratulations to the Loboc Children's Choir. My salute to the staff and the choir. Not surprising. It runs in our blood, meaning fellow Lobocanons. Keep it up.
Loloy and Babie Varquez wrote:
Monday, 17 November 2003 09:25:39 PHT
Congratulations to the Loboc Children's Choir! We are so proud of all of you. Congrats to our Niece Madam Alma & Daughter Damaris, our friend Gardy Labad, Madam Baby Lina and to all the Lobocanons who joined them in Spain, Anding Nene & Junior Jimenez, Fr. Magdusa, Boy and Norma Varquez, all the staff of the Loboc Choir. Gardy, we tried to text you when we heard the news but we don't think it went through. We are really proud that we are from Loboc too and I know my grandfather, Pablo Baquial, is very happy whereever he is now. Keep up the good work.
Carlito wrote:
Thursday, 23 October 2003 16:28:58 PHT
of course congratulations!!! Keep up the good work.
Jimmy Cempron wrote:
Sunday, 19 October 2003 04:21:49 PHT
Being a Boholano Musician in Europe... you Little Angels just make me more proud of being a Product of Bohol's Talent Farm! We have lots o' them... Keep it up,yo! Congratulations! P.S. Rake all the prizes that will come on your way!
Richard Cal wrote:
Friday, 10 October 2003 13:24:31 PHT
Fantastico!!!... Ka hilak jud ko pagkadungog daug atong choir...apil ba ahong pag-umangkon sa choir mao nga lipay kaayo ko! Proud kaayo ko diri ako gipanghambog taga Loboc ko! Dugo musikero!!!... Hope ma maayo na atong combo dinha....wake-up mga bag-ong tubo ayoha ang combo sa Loboc!!! Again congrats!!! - from Zamboanga City
Merlyn "Bebot" Bantugan wrote:
Wednesday, 8 October 2003 03:38:43 PHT
I'm truly proud of my fellow Lobocanons. Made me cry when I watch your concert in LA and hope to see you perform here in Italy. Bravo Zulu LCC.
Nen & Albert wrote:
Tuesday, 7 October 2003 10:13:47 PHT
Congratulations! to the LOBOC CHILDREN'S CHOIR and ALL the CHOIR'S STAFF for their endless support. We are all proud here in Markham, Ontario, Canada for the Triumphant Back-to-Back win in the International Folk Song Festivals in Barcelona,Spain. Keep it up little Angels. See you in Bohol during our vacation.
Vic & Beth Naldoza wrote:
Friday, 3 October 2003 22:14:21 PHT
Bravo!!!...with gratitude and admiration..good health and God Bless to all of you ...proud to be Bol-anon
Jojo Coquilla wrote:
Friday, 3 October 2003 06:57:48 PHT
Congratulations to the Loboc Children's Choir. I haven't heard them singing yet, but the kind of reviews and comments I'm getting, made me wonder about them. I've heard about the choir several years ago, way back when I was assigned at the Loboc Parish for summer apostolate. Now, at least I could say that I have gone to that place where this world-class children's choir came from... Greetings from Northern New Jersey.
Maria Shalem wrote:
Thursday, 2 October 2003 20:33:29 PHT
I am so proud of them! Keep up the good performance! Someday I am going to meet you little guys! :-)
Philip Asega wrote:
Thursday, 2 October 2003 04:48:14 PHT
Yehey Article on LCC and Manila Times Article on LCC. I can't believe that!! Isn't that great!! I once visited Bohol, all I know about Loboc is the old Church and the smallest monkey in the world, the Tarsier. Now there is more to Loboc than meets the eye, the Loboc Children's Choir. I wish, if ever I could visit Loboc again, I'd like to hear the world-renown Loboc Children's Choir...
Florencio Ladao wrote:
Wednesday, 1 October 2003 21:44:51 PHT
Manila Times Article on LCC LCC is simply fantastic. I'm proud to be a Boholano!!!
Ryan M. Gases wrote:
Sunday, 28 September 2003 22:08:06 PHT
Everyone is simply amazed by this achievement. All I hope is that the government finally realized the huge potential of our artists in various fields and assist them as much as they could. To "Erv" Calipusan all of us here are very proud of you. Your mother and father missed you a lot. Keep up the good work.
Gilbert Uy wrote:
Sunday, 28 September 2003 21:59:04 PHT
I was deeply moved and touched with regards to the latest achievement they have done. It makes me proud of being a true blooded Lobocanon and being a Boholanon as well. To the Loboc Childrens Choir Group and it's staff more power and God bless you all.
Elias "Eli" Licayan wrote:
Friday, 26 September 2003 22:48:24 PHT
CONGRATULATIONS! You make me proud being a Boholano! Bohol is indeed "God's Little Paradise" with the angelic voices of the Loboc Children's Choir singing praises and hosannas. Keep it up!
Elmar Beltran Ingles wrote:
Wednesday, 24 September 2003 21:25:20 PHT
Truly sensational, these young ambassadors of Philippine culture! I saw them perform in Loboc Church in 2000 and I haven't stopped telling people everywhere about them. May they continue to make us proud as Filipinos... Much deserving of our congratulations are Mrs. Taldo, their choirmaster, and the people of Bohol who continue to support these kids.
Eric wrote:
Wednesday, 24 September 2003 15:51:55 PHT
I'm so proud of these little Boholanos... it just shows that Boholanos has a talent... and music is in their hearts... keep it up... CONGRATULATIONS!!!
BERNARDO "narding" MAG-ASO wrote:
Wednesday, 24 September 2003 10:33:54 PHT
CONGRATULATIONS! to the Loboc Children's Choir, to Ms Alma Fernando Taldo, to Ms Baby Lina Jala and to the choir's staff for having won the Gold Medal in the 6th INTERNATIONAL FOLKSONG CHOIR FESTIVAL and the EUROPE AND ITS SONGS 2003 CUP. I cannot help it but jump in joy. Me, my wife and our children are so happy and proud of you. Abante Bohol! (how can we buy your cds and dvds?)
Tony Ranque wrote:
Tuesday, 23 September 2003 17:05:56 PHT
This is one cause for celebration by all Boholanos all over the world. I just hope that a video coverage in VCD format will be made available featuring the winning songs of LCC at the Barcelona competition... I'm proud to be a Boholano!
Tuesday, 23 September 2003 14:36:13 PHT
To the Loboc Children's Choir and it's staff, you've done a superb job! This is the best news we have heard in a long time. Many congratulations and much happiness to all of you!
Levy wrote:
Tuesday, 23 September 2003 13:43:35 PHT
I am deeply moved ... being a Filipino... I am deeply touched.

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