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    “Leadership is not Directing People, but Developing People.”

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos June 29, 2014 “Leadership is not Directing People, but Developing People.” These are excerpts of an interview I had with Vice Mayor Jose Antonio Salera Veloso (JSV) last Monday, June 23 in my radio slot, “Nangutana Lang,” DYRD-ZD, 6:30-7:00 PM. Noticeable was his leisurely way of answering my questions, an insouciance he developed through the months as the City’s Number 2 Citizen. His confidence is contagious, a manifestation that he has succeeded in making the […]

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    A Living Hero

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos June 22, 2014 A Living Hero At 57 he is at the prime of his life; but because in military service the retirement age is 56, BrigGen Alejandro Hornido Estomo (AHE) left the Armed Forces of the Philippines a fulfilled man. He served the country for 31 years – 22 years in Intelligence and 9 years in Infantry. His exploits, especially as a Combat Commander, are immortalized in three books he wrote: “The Buliok Operations” […]

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    “I can serve the people without being a politician.”

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos June 15, 2014 “I can serve the people without being a politician.” TBTK (Tigum Bol-anon Tibuok Kalibutan) is a concept that defines the Boholano’s love for their heritage, culture, and tradition – their roots. Beyond comprehension by people whose value systems have been utterly westernized, this “umbilical cord” that binds the Boholanos to his land of birth makes him distinct from the rest of mankind. Considered as a concept that propels the tourism industry, TBTK […]

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    The Boholano Major in the U.S. Air Force

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos June 8, 2014 The Boholano Major in the U.S. Air Force The last time I saw him, he was a gangling boy studying at the Divine Word College High School Department. When I met him last May 30 (Friday) during the 95th birthday celebration of Mrs. Lourdes Apalisok at the Heritage Crabhouse, he was a man at his prime, a dedicated military man in the U.S. Air Force. This time Major George Navarro Apalisok (GNA) […]

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    So Far, No Distraction

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos June 1, 2014 So Far, No Distraction A tragedy can be a blessing in disguise, as it can unite opposing parties to a common good. Like the October 15, 2013 mega-quake that made a single voice of the entire Boholano officialdom to facilitate the rehabilitation processes. At the City Hall, both Mayor Baba Yap, Vice Mayor Toto Veloso, and even one or two acerbic critics in the Sangguniang Panlungsod hold their cool. No descenting voice […]

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    CONGRATULATIONS!

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos June 30, 2013 CONGRATULATIONS! Tomorrow, July 1, 2013, is a day to celebrate, especially for the 15 Barangays of Tagbilaran, not only because it marks the 47th Charter Day of the City, but it is also the first day of the new administration of Honorable John Geesnell Lim Yap II as Mayor of the only City in Bohol. Many rejoiced when he came out victorious in the May election and, now that he will take […]

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    The Benjamin at the SP

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos June 23, 2013 The Benjamin at the SP At 27, Joseph “Jojo” Tutor Bompat (JTB) is the youngest Councilor among the batch who would take their Oath-Of-Office in July 1. As a BSC graduate from Holy Name University he possesses keenness in entrepreneurship, which he translates into a tangible business establishment, the “3J Fun Tour Services,” to augment the tourism landscape of Bohol. With his wife as the hands-on Manager, he has time for public […]

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    A Matter of Choice

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos June 16, 2013 A Matter of Choice It’s not just being there and being available at the right time, nor having all the luck in the world, that makes a man a success. What is more significant is his ability, his giftedness and knowledgeability, his perseverance and determination, and the principles he lives by. Life, after all, is not a matter of chance, but of choice. When his father was not eligible anymore for a […]

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    In Cloud Nine

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos June 9, 2013 In Cloud Nine The birth of Island City Mall positively changed the demography of Tagbilaran City. Originally conceptualized by Mayor Dan Neri Lim during the administration of Mayor Jose Ma. Rocha, to be a part of a Satellite City to rise from the “no man’s land” in the Dampas-Dao area, ICM was baptized during the incumbency of Mayor Jose Torralba. That was nine years ago. The vision is realized. Although the name […]

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    “Ang Akong Sweldo Akong Ipalit ug Tambal Alang sa Taga-Dauis.”

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos June 2, 2013 “Ang Akong Sweldo Akong Ipalit ug Tambal Alang sa Taga-Dauis.” The May election catapulted to the helm of Dauis officialdom the town’s First Lady Mayor, something noteworthy because this is the same Municipality which had its own version of Martial Law even before the Dictator Marcos promulgated his own. Is this the dawn of a new and reinvigorated Dauis? To top it all, Mayor-elect Miriam T. Sumaylo will not receive a single […]

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