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Bared... Yes, Kat and Bryant did get married!

Tagbilaran, Sunday, 13 December 2009

We all like surprises, don't we?

Surprise No. 1:

VRS: Best, attend ka ba wedding ni KatKat?
Bared: KatKat who?
VRS: Katrina Schoof, heiress of the Schoof family!!
Bared: Really? I can't Best. I'm in a vacation right now.

I was pleasantly surprised to know that the daughter of philanthropist couple Hans and Lani Schoof, Katrina "KatKat" Schoof, got married. I should not be surprised because they were already engaged last year. I lost my photographic memory practically the day I've busy schedule, so there are some important events that slipped out of my mind.


The newlyweds with their families (philanthropist couple Hans and Lani Schoof) and friends at the Manila Cathedral.

Katrina Schoof is now Mrs. Bryant Chu.

Like a fairytale, the princess finally found her prince! I'm sure the Schoofs are happy with KatKat's choice for a husband. Bryant is single and highly-eligible. He (who is a chef) is a quiet guy with his own disposition and own identity.

Kat and Bryant Chu finally tied the knot last Nov. 22 at the Manila Cathedral with Father Jubac and Father Tirol as the officiating ministers. The reception followed at the Makati Shangrila.

It was star-studded wedding with luminaries and artists who were there to witness the wedding. Singers Mark Bautista and Sherin Regis rendered beautiful songs.

According to the bride's cousin, Glenn Mark Blasquez, it was a wedding to remember because it was so intimate. Everyone was surrounded by family and close friends.

The newlyweds will have their honeymoon in Singapore this month and they will have another honeymoon at the Caribbean in May next year.

To Kat and Bryant, here's to the husband and here's to the wife. May they be lovers the rest of their life.

Surprise No. 2

For those who missed last weekend's gabfests on radio. And why we are moved, if we are moved.


Lakas-Kampi-CMD stalwarts Gov. Erico Aumentado, Reps.
Edgar Chatto and Roberto Cajes, Arthur Yap and Rene
Relampagos attending mass before filing their COCs.

As what I've told you, the 2010 elections has lots of surprises! In fact, we glued on the "drama" during the last day (Dec. 1 midnight) filing of the certificate of candidacy. In a sudden turned of events, 2nd district Rep. Roberto Cajes is no longer the running mate of 1st dist. Rep. Edgar Chatto. Instead Rep. Cajes filed his candidacy as mayor in Trinidad and his wife Trinidad Mayor Judith Cajes will run as representative in the second district of Bohol against Gov. Erico Aumentado.

We don't have a clue why it happened. Even our Very Reliable Sources (VRS) are speechless until now, they are, too, shocked! However, there is one Bared "Elite" VRS shared that on Dec. 1 in the afternoon, the Lakas-Kampi-CMD team composed of Representatives Chatto and Cajes, Gov. Aumentado, ex-governor Rene Relampagos, Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap were together attending the mass before filing their COCs.

"There are no signs that something not good will happen," VRS shared. "They are all friends that day," VRS added.

And here is another scoop according to VRS. It was not 3rd district Rep. Adam Jala who will replace Rep. Cajes for vice governor but should be provincial board member Roygie Jumamoy. But since the last minute change was inched to the 12 midnight deadline, Roygie Jumamoy who was in Inabanga (and it is a half hour drive going to the provincial Comelec in Tagbilaran City) was replaced by Jala who lives closest to the Comelec to fill in the vice gubernatorial seat for Lakas-Kampi-CMD.

And do you hear the favorite words of the week? They are "loyalty" and "traydor." And the words will multiply, you bet?

But, we should expect more, more surprises on Dec. 14 and the coming campaign trail!

Politicians should be ready for the mudslinging and muck-raking election, ehem, "war" - and we love it, don't we?! Interesting, interesting!

Surprise No. 3

Oops! Cesar Montano also filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for governor of Bohol under the Liberal Party last Nov. 30.


Actor Cesar Montano meets Vice Governor
Julius Cesar Herrea at the Comelec, both are running
for governor of Bohol in 2010.

After attending mass and receiving blessings from Msgr. Gonzaga, Buboy and wife Sunshine Cruz proceeded to the provincial Comelec office.

He was wearing a yellow t-shirt and there were no other showbiz personalities who were there to support his candidacy. "Hindi tayo nagdala ng artista para sabihin na tayo ay malakas…ang importante ay nagsimba tayo… Importante lang kasama ang asawa ko, pamilya ko at tagasuporta," Buboy said. His presence and Sunshine's are enough that he serious running for public office.

Buboy said that running for Bohol governor is a "sacrifice." He decided to run for governor because "ramdam ko po na kailangan ng pagbabago dito sa Bohol." Sunshine is giving her 100% support to Buboy. " Alam ko naman ang gusto ng aking asawa noon pa… gusto niya marami siyang matutulungan…. At all the way ang support ko sa aking asawa."

Buboy is the second showbiz personality after Amay Bisaya who run for public office. He is not afraid to fight against political luminaries like 1st district Rep. Edgar Chatto and Vice Governor Julius Cesar Herrera. "Natatakot? Kapag kakampi mo ang Diyos dapat di ka matakot… para sa katotohanan ito. At ipaglalaban natin ang karapatan nga mg taga- Bohol. Ialay ko lawas ug kalag para sa Bohol."

Buboy met Vice Governor Herrera at the Comelec while the latter also filed his candidacy.

What's up?

  • More than 2,000 youth leaders from Bohol gathered for the 1st Tsinelas Camp in Garcia Hernandez, Bohol on Nov. 28-29. According to SK national president Jane Censoria Cajes, the leaders will provide slippers and educational materials to SK beneficiaries who are pupils in Cogon, Lila town. A vigil was held to call for an honest, clean and peaceful election in 2010. They also offered prayers for the victims of the Maguindanao massacre. "We want a world fit for the youth and children because a community fit for us is a community fit for everyone," Jane said. Meanwhile, the SK Linggo ng Kabataan will officially start today. A short program will held at the Island City Mall Activity Center. Visitors will have a glimpse of the SK activities in an exhibit at the ground floor of the Mall. Activities include Bohol Info Quiz on Dec. 12 and awarding of the Ten Outstanding SK Chairmen of Bohol Year 3 on Dec. 30.
  • Bohol Rock Awards set in Jan. 2010? Yes, Bohol has 45 bands (and counting) and it's a high time to recognize their contributions. The first Bohol Rock Awards (if plans will not miscarry) will be held in January 2010. According to Ryan Macalandag, the organizers are in good spirit for the preparations. The awards will feature live performances of Boholano bands. So, watch for it!

Gathering of more than 2,000 youth leaders headed by SK national president Jane Censoria Cajes for the 1st Tsinelas Camp 2009 who hold vigil for the Maguindanao Massacre and for a clean, honest and peaceful elections in 2010.

Email: leoudtohan@yahoo.com.

Leo P. Udtohan

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