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    The Success of “Saulog”

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos May 25, 2014 The Success of “Saulog” That “Saulog 2014” was an unprecedented success can now be an added feather to Mayor Baba’s cap, a triumph over mediocrity characterizing previous celebrations. An achievement this enormous cannot just be attributed to luck, or a game of chance. I was in New York, and later in Los Angeles, when it unfolded, and I was amazed that even in USA (and perhaps all over the world where there […]

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    Two Terms… or Two Years to Wait?

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos May 18, 2014 Two Terms… or Two Years to Wait? Towns and Cities where the Mayor and his Vice assess things differently are doomed from the start, if each believes he is always right. It’s almost a year since the Yap-Veloso Executive-Legislative agenda are subjected to a scrutiny by a public waiting for a bickering to explode. So far, a violent confrontation has not circumvented their moves. Except for slight ripples that are subdued momentarily, […]

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    The Man Behind “Saulog”

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos May 11, 2014 The Man Behind “Saulog” “Saulog” is the vernacular term for “celebration,” and in Tagbilaran City it refers to the Fiesta Celebration in honor to its Patron Saint, St. Joseph the Worker, which is scheduled on May 1, also tagged nationwide as Labor Day. I was in New York on the said week of the series of activities, and realized that even halfway across the globe the Boholanos in the Eastern US seaboard […]

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    The Ordeals of a Seaman

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos May 4, 2014 The Ordeals of a Seaman The Boholano explores even the unchartered seas in his dream of a better life. Among the adventurers the seamen stand out in earning capacity. A precursory observation all over the province would show magnificent houses, many of them crowning glories of seafarers in distant shores, silent trophies of incessant labor by Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW), many of them enticed by the dictum of “seeing the world for […]

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    The Son Rises to Face the Biggest Challenge of his Life

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos May 26, 2013 The Son Rises to Face the Biggest Challenge of his Life There’s no question about it… Erico Aristotle is a younger version of Erico in looks and snap. I used to see him occasionally, even before he became the Chief-of-Staff of the Second Congressional District Office, but the image did not register well in my mind, because he looked and acted like his peers. But in this interview at DYRD-ZD at 6:30 […]

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    The Art of Winning the Baba Way

    One-One-One With Loy M. Palapos May 19, 2013 The Art of Winning the Baba Way Everybody loves a winner. A victor is like magnet that attracts and, in the case of politics, transforms even enemies to friends, especially those motivated by self-interest. Baba Yap will be honey to the flies. How will he extricate himself from such a suffocating situation? At 36, he is definitely at his prime, not an impulsive youth his detractors wanted to picture him in the […]

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    Steering “Pundok Panaghiusa” to Victory

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos May 12, 2013 Steering “Pundok Panaghiusa” to Victory He is everybody’s friend, because everybody is his friend – even those who fail to appreciate a few of his quirks. With a sense of humor so contagious, he is always the life of any party. Even on a one-on-one verbal tussle, this funny bone could be a cause of unrestrained guffaws. Incumbent Councilor Leonides Lagura Borja (LLB) is an individual impossible to duplicate. Monikered Edi, he […]

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    Standing Up for a Cause

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos May 5, 2013 Standing Up for a Cause The governance imbroglio in the Municipality if Cortes was a daily fare on radio and a weekly razzmatazz in the local weeklies for months, with all ears and eyes glued to the updates that sometimes astounded and perplexed the ever-curious public. Amidst the turbulence, names constantly surfaced as antidotes to an otherwise gloomy scenario: Danilo Montero and Iven Lim. The two were bruited to be the solutions […]

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    Managing the Bee Farm

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos May 27, 2012 Managing the Bee Farm A pedigree in the political and business realm, erudite and well-schooled, articulate and sociable, he exemplifies the young breed of Managers whose learnedness is what the world needs in abundance. His mother is a pianist par excellence whose love for music and the arts is limitless. His father used to be a Manila-based Lawyer who came back to Bohol and became the City Mayor of Tagbilaran and Provincial […]

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    Home in Saudi Arabia

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos May 20, 2012 Home in Saudi Arabia TBTK (Tigum Bol-anon Tibuok Kalibutan) causes to gather in Tagbilaran City some of the Boholano Achievers from all over the world. Now, on its 5th 3-year-interval gathering, spearheaded for the third time by Betty Veloso-Garcia, it has again lured globally dispersed Boholanos to come home and celebrate life with family and friends One TBTK enthusiast, who has attended all 5 gatherings, is Fatimah Elizabeth Lamdagan-Haroun Ali, from Saudi […]

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