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Bared... Jesat Cathy Duce plays 'Evita'

Tagbilaran, Monday, 28 September 2009

Wake-uppers:

  • Come to The Peacock Garden Luxury Resort and Spa on October 10 for the Oktoberfest, 7pm featuring the Gunther Friedmann Band of Germany for Php1,200 inclusive of dinner buffet, free flowing beer and German mug, plus free scheduled roundtrip transfers. Gunther Friedmann Band repertoire include all kinds of music venues, starting with standard or contemporary folk music, evergreens and going on with vocal and instrumental kinds of up-to-date hits. For queries, call (+6338)539-9231/0917-3269000.

    Mary Lovely Ligones is Miss Silka-Bohol 2009
  • The sexy and beauty queen Mary Lovely Ligones was crowned Miss Silka-Bohol 2009 in a pageant held recently. Mylene Pedroso was declared first runner-up, while Geselle Espejo, second runner-up. Ligones will compete with other provincial winners nationwide soon. Now on its second season, this pageant that celebrates beautiful skin is presented by Cosmetique Asia, the makers of quality products – Silka & Juicy Cologne.
  • Could it be true that these two young men (who're sons of prominent businessmen in Tagbilaran City) were caught kissing and hugging inside a car visible to the preying eyes? They were both tipsy after attending a birthday party.
  • Feliz compleaños to Oscar Buhion Real (adviser/choreographer of Bukang Liwayway Dance Troupe), Sept. 11; Jeroen Hellingman (creator of www.bohol.ph), Sept. 16; Joan Robie Cajes, Sept. 19 (her 18th birthday!); Manuel Ferdinand de Erio, Sept. 22; Wincie Espejo-Araoarao, Sept. 28; Jaicon Lopez-Salig and Jan Mejkal Manalo, Sept. 29.
  • Trinidad Municipal College (TMC) celebrates its 24th founding anniversary on Sept. 22 with festivities that depict not only the history of the school, but also the talents of the students. Founded in 1985 by concerned Trinidadnons to bring vocational education in the doorstep of Trinidadnons, 12 years after, TMC was turned over to the LGU to sustain its operation. Enrollment was meager until Mayor Judith del Rosario Cajes with the support of 2nd district Rep. Roberto Cajes impregnated developments in TMC thru upgrading of equipments and facilities, construction of new classrooms and upgrading of curricula and courses. The efforts of the Cajes paved way for the offering additional baccalaureate courses, BS Information Technology and BS Office Administration.

"Don't Cry for me Argentina" is one of my personal favorite among my songs. It brings back history about the life of Eva Peron in Argentina.

Don't cry for me Argentina
The truth is I never left you
All through my wild days
My mad existence
I kept my promise
Don't keep your distance…

It was in 1996 when the movie Evita topbilled by singer Madonna became a hit that my high school friends liked to sing it (and another soundtrack of the movie, You Must Love Me). That song was being played in radio stations by a neighbor back in good old Booy, Tagbilaran City.

When Bared chanced upon historian Marianito Jose Luspo last week, while he was preparing a script for a documentary he's writing, he told of a possibility that Holy Name University will produce "Evita," the musical. Why not? Last year, the school successfully produced their own The Phantom of the Opera spearheaded by Ramon Boloron and Luspo, while Tor Telin provided the script adaptation and some aspects of technical direction.

And who will play Evita?

Jesat Cathy Duce will play the role of the former first lady of Argentina with taut and controlled passion. Jesat's enormous presence on stage will create the dichotomy of a crushable creature who at the same time is capable of crushing world leaders.

Jesat is no stranger to the big stage; she has played roles in musical shows, performed in big events and won singings contests like the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Pop Idol 2006.


Jesat Cathy Duce will play Evita in a musical show at the Holy Name University in October.

The musical will be staged this October during the English Days to be spearheaded by the Languages Department of the College of Arts and Sciences headed by Boloron. Luspo will co-write the script.

Evita is the story of Eva Peron, the second and most famous wife of the Argentine dictator Juan Peron. She was born Maria Eva Duarte on 17 May 1919 in Los Toldos, a village 150 miles west of Buenos Aires. She was youngest of five illegitimate children. Her childhood was unremarkable, her family ordinary. She died Eva Maria Duarte de Peron, the First lady of Argentina, on 26 July 1952. She had become the most powerful and famous woman Latin America had ever seen and she was mourned by millions - she won international acclaim and adoration from her own people as a champion of the poor, whilst glamour, power and greed made her the world's first major political celebrity.

Rose Soy of Tagbi


Mrs. Bohol International 2009 Dame Rose Soy.

We all know Dame Rosario "Rose" Soy, the socio-civic leader and philanthropist Mrs. Bohol International 2009, aren't we? Here's more of Rose written by entertainment columnist and host Ricky Lo in his column Funfare published in The Philippine Star on September 17, 2009:

As I've been saying, the Bohol government should give FPJ a posthumous citation for putting the province in the tourism map. In fact, every other province in the country should do the same. FPJ set almost all his films in the country's scenic spots, one of them the Chocolate Hills and the province's other attractions that have become a must-see for tourists. FPJ shot Esteban in Bohol, with Alona Alegre as one of his leading ladies. A beach in Bohol was named after Alona who stayed there long before the place grew to be a resort (where the cast and crew of Regal Films' Nandito Ako, Nagmamahal Sa'Yo, starring Aljur Abrenica and Kris Bernal, directed by Maryo J. delos Reyes stayed).

Also deserving a similar honor is Rosario "Rose" Soy who was chosen Mrs. Bohol International 2009 in last July's TBTK (Tigum Bol-anon Sa Tibuok Kalibutan, headed by New York-based nurse Betty Veloso-Garcia) week-long celebration. Rose is known as Queen of Rotary Club for four consecutive years (since 2006) for her fundraising projects not only for the club but for the whole province.

Long before saw any glimmer of possibility of Bohol becoming a tourist haven, Rose Soy was already in the forefront of the province's inchoate tourism in the 1960s.

According to my Boholano friends Raoul Tidalgo and Leo Udtohan, back in the days when going to the Chocolate Hills meant a back-breaking two-hour drive over rough and dusty roads, only Rose saw the hills' potentials as the crown jewel of Bohol's many marvels of nature. That vision spurred Rose to bid to operate and develop Chocolate Hills and through her own Bohol Travel and Tours, succeeded in bringing the hills to its full tourism potential.

Rose spearheaded the development of what was to have been Bohol's first resort hotel complex in the mid-'60s. Sadly, due to unforeseen setbacks, the project failed to take off. Rose, however, soldiered on, resolute in putting Bohol on the world's tourism map.

Rose's effort paid off. She witnessed the dawn of Bohol tourism and helped shape it into what it is today.

Raoul said that today, Rose is gloriously retired but far from being uncommitted.

Added Leo, "This glamorous grandmother is a vigorous as ever, with memberships in the Rotary Club of Tagbilaran and Lions Club of Tagbilaran, The Bohol Chamber of Commerce, aside from managing various business, participating in community project and yes, ballroom dancing at which she is a whiz at the Argentine tango."

These days, Rose holds court at her Cion-Virge Restaurant at the Tagbilaran Airport Compound. From her office window, Rose sees the endless stream of tourists flying in from all parts of the world daily. She admits the sight warms her heart no end.


Email leoudtohan@yahoo.com.

Leo P. Udtohan

What readers think...

jocelyn wrote:
Saturday, 28 November 2009 09:30:25 PHT
my comments is about those people who put bohol on the map, personally its the boholanos all over the world who are very proud where they came from...they may not known in the business community or sa ato pa membro sa alta sosyedad,, who put bohol on the map are the good hearted true bol-anons nga maski gam-on ug kataw- anan or subject of a joke still we stay calm and never be affected of it because in our hearts we know who we are for example mga tihik kuno bol=anon i will always say..tihik gud tawon adto mo sa amo di ba kakita jud mo unsa mi mopakaon ug tawo labina ug pista.. bol=anon are very passionate people.. we are friendly and warm.. everytime i met someone who happened to visit our province.. they will tell me.. i like bohol because of the people, they are different in a very nice way, the attitudes towards strangers...these people who came to visit did not met those celebrities or saw their movies but the ordinary folks who they met in their visit...actually the beauty of our province which is unparalled is just an added bonus to our character as a bol-anon.

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