Cultural consciousness and enrichment
are the catalysts for social development, asserted Prof. Anida Bernadette "Birdie" B. Lorenzo, during the Cultural Awareness
Seminar-Workshop "Kay Ano Ka Waray"
last July 15, 2009, at the LGU Building, as one of the lined-up activities
during Carigara's 414th town fiesta celebration.
The program formally commenced with
Mayor Anlie Go Apostol's speech welcoming and encouraging the participants to initiate
a social movement in transmitting our rich cultural heritage, particularly our
good traditions and practices, to the young generation. Carigara is deemed
to be the cradle of Christianity in the region, and a bustling community, especially during the days of Datu Gara.
In her talk "Lantawan ha Kultura,"
D. Allegre, the Director of Leyte-Samar Heritage Center (LSHC) in UPV Tacloban
College, specified some parameters on how to identify historical elements in a community.
She gave some significant instances of unique traditions, beliefs, and
practices, as well as documented artifacts, structures, and other remnants of
the past which show that the Waray people were indeed civilized and highly
cultivated before the Spaniards tried to "inculturate" us in the
Ms. Lorenzo, a Kalgaran-on and a professor
of UP Visayas Tacloban
College, challenged the assemblage with the main query "Kay Ano Ka Waray," an appropriate inquiry if we have to
dig deeper into our roots
as one of the most distinctive ethnic groups in the Philippines. She
enlightened the participants by elucidating the following topics: a)
introduction to the concept of culture; b) framework of cultural map- ping; and c) background in preservation and restoration
of cultural and natural resources.
Mr. Louie C. De Guzman, a Waray poet
and Head Teacher of Barangay Sur
Elem. School, commented that being a consistent contributor to this
publication, he felt incapacitated in propagating his culturally-inspired poems
due to the absence of a widely circulated media and lack of government
support to indigenous writers. Prof. Jose N. Lianza, Director of Cultural Affairs at
Leyte Normal University clarified that local writers usually encounter
difficulties in publishing their works because of some technical
qualifications set by so-called experts. In his reaction, Mr. Gerry B.
de Cadiz, a History professor Eastern Visayas State University, Carigara Campus, vehemently solicited the assistance
of the National Commission for Culture and Arts thru the LSHC to provide technical guidance for
a cultural study of the town, including some funding for any endeavor that may
enhance our knowledge of what we used to be and how we can preserve our cultural heritage.
The seminar was attended by chairpersons
from 49 barangays, heads of schools, teachers in social sciences, art, music, and local
writers. It was made possible through the efforts of the LSHC and the LGU-Carigara led by Mayor Apostol and Municipal
Myla L. Aguilar.
Basketball and chess tournaments
are the inevitable activities
held every town fiesta in Carigara. The competition aims to enhance the skills,
and develop the sense of camaraderie and sport-mindedness particularly
among the young.
Out of 7 teams from various agencies of several
towns, this year's basketball tourney, jointly sponsored by Class '85, through Hon. Dennis N. Garay and the Local
Gov't Unit headed by Hon. Mayor Anlie Go Apostol, held on July 10, declared
the following winners:
I st Place -TELOX (Team of Hon. Anabella N.
2nd Place-DPVM (Team of Engr. Margarita Junia)
3rd Place LGU-Capoocan (Team of Mayor Carolino)
A spirited game was the Exhibition Game between
of San Carlos (USC) of -Cebu City and the San Jose Recoletos, also of Cebu
City. San Jose Recoletos won by 3 points against the USC.
Winners in the chess tourney which was organized
the LGU-Carigara in coordination with Hon. SB Member Adrian Llovia, Chairman, Committee
on Sports, and the SK President, and Mr. Barry A. Brazil, Kan Gara Knights
President on July I I were:
Category A: Kiddie Division (Elementary)
Ist Place Team B (Enrico Pepinas, Nfichael
Miralles, Marvin Altnocera)
2nd Place Team C (Michael Mendoza, Ricky Bacatan, Ed
3rd Place Team D (Rod Brazil, Venz Grapilon, Joel
4th Place Team A (Laurence Gavilo, Paul Irlandez, Gerry
5th Place Team E (Leo Makabenta, Ferdinand
Majam, Ben Arguelles)
Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival, a merry-making
event in Tacloban City, held every year in June in honor of their patron saint Senor Santo Nino, was a heyday for
Carigara as it made its name in the Food Festival and Street Dancing Competition.
delegates from 14 municipalities in Region VII,
our competitors--Cresinta Candasua Anos of Brgy. Canlanpay, Elvira Jesusco
Chavez of Brgy. Tangnan, and the Kan Gara Gay Federation led by Allan
Raagas, were hailed triumphant for Best in Suman Tinipa, Best in Suman Latik,
and the Grand Champion in Street Dancing (Dingga: Madigras Category), respectively.
honors were also attributed to Mayor Anlie
Go Apostol; SB Members Hon. Joenlee Larraga, Chairman, Committee on Trade and Industry, Hon. Mildred C. Modesto,
Hon. Anabella N. Crisostomo, Chairman, Committee on Tourism; District Engr. Margarita Junia, DPWH 2nd LED; Engr.
Since the invention in 1934, BINGO has evolved with multiple variations attracting crowds expecting to
win the "jackpot" or a
A crowd of hopefuls flocked to the
LGU grounds to join the "Bingo Blackout" sponsored by Triple A under the auspices of Mr. Bebot Divido, assisted
by the Market and Slaughter House Office, held last July 11, 2009, wishing to
grab a prize or two.
To win, one has to fill up all the squares,
hence, "Blackout Bingo."
Lucky winners who won a new Honda XRM
(RS- 125 cc) motorcycle were:
Clint Dipa-Brgy. Barugohay Norte, Carigara
Rey Montella-Brgy. Baybay, Carigara
Cecil Javines-Brgy. Baybay, Carigara
Bingo will be a yearly affair with
and surprises, said the organizers, for a more lively and joyful
Carigara town fiesta.
Kalgaran-ons in Metro Manila never fail to celebrate
the fiesta of their hometown. This year's festivities started on July 7, 2009 with the usual Novena and Mass held
during the last few years, at 6:30
PM daily, at the St. Rita College chapel on Plaza del Carmen, Quiapo, Manila.
Mass celebrant for the nine days was Rev. Fr. Gerry de los Reyes, also a Kalgaranon.
After the mass, dinner and socials, with raffles,
were held at the school's auditorium. Dinner and raffle prizes were compliments of the day's novena sponsors, who
also paid for the priest's stipend and the rental for the use of the chapel
of the celebration:
July 7 Thehna
Riel Ang P2,120.00
July 8 Rev.
Fr. Gilbert Reyes
& Sherizah Reyes Dagalea
July 9 Danding
& Mel Makabenta P3,680.00
& Benette Makabenta
July 10 Lodero
L. Abustan & Family
July I I Calonge
& Eliza Reamillo & Family
& Tonya Calonge & Family
July 12 HCCC Batch '71
Aida Hamtig Quilaquil
July 13 Maging
I. Garcia & Family P2,150.00
Beth deta Pena
Amy Bactol & Family
Juliet Arches Enriquez
Helen Librella &
July 14 George & Clotie D. Calla
Raffle proceeds will fund scholarships at the Holy
Cross College of Carigara,, according to Lily Aguilos, Treasurer of the HCCC Alunnii Association of Metro Manila.
On the evening of July 16, Hermanos Mayores for
the Fiesta Dr. Douglas Ricacho & Family and Raul Riel Castanas & Family-hosted
a dinner and dance affair at the Quezon City Performing Arts Theater (formerly called Amoranto Stadium) in Roxas
District, Quezon City, with curachas and raffles.
The affair started with the Holy Mass, officiated by Fr.
Gerry delos Reyes and Fr. Renato Tampol, both Kalgaranons. After the mass, a sumptuous buffet dinner was served,
while four female singers entertained the diners.
At dance time, the floor was filled to capacity with
couples moving rhythmically to the danceable tunes of a live band.
The curacha pairs and the funds raised per curacha pair,
in the sequence that they danced, were as follows:
Douglas Ricacho/Mel Makabenta P6,530.00
Manny Radasa/Glotie Darantinao
Yolando Lim/Leah Combi Panaligan P11,080.00
Raul Castanas/Benette Makabenta P11,210.00
Jun Marido/Ascrid Labro P15,120.00
Valuable prizes, compliments of the Hermanos, were raffled off, Proceeds of the raffles P 10,900.00.
Kudos and congratulations to Douglas and Raul for a successful
and enjoyable fiesta celebration!!!
During the celebration, Hermanos Douglas Ricacho and Raul Castanas cited and acknowledged the role of Budyong
Kalgaranons here and abroad of current events in Carigara, by awarding a Plaque of Appreciation to its
Published bi-monthly six times annually. Budyong is
now on its 17th year. Carigara 400, Inc. pays for the printing of 400 copies, sometimes more, and postage, a major
expense with the increase of postal rates plus the fact that Budyong is sent to Kalgaranons here in the Philippines
and abroad USA, Canada, UK, Spain, Italy, Guam, Australia. Budyong can modestly claim to an international circulation,
albeit only to Kalgaranons and their relatives and friends. Editorial and cleerical services are rendered gratis con
Aside from "bringing news from home to Kalgaranons wherever
they are Budyong provides space for the literary outputs, prose and poetry of
By Sister Monica
Makabenta Tomista, O.S.B.(Nutritionist-Dietitian:
Searching for natural health solutions?
Here is one.
Plant malunggay trees! (Business Mirror, Sept. 18, 2008). The marginal soil
around St. Benedict's Home in Marikina has already 24 thriving malunggay trees. Regular pruning
prevents them from growing tall and facilitates the fast-sprouting of new
leaves. "Our Lord is great and almighty, his wisdom can never be measured.
He prepares rain for the earth, making plants and grass grow to serve man's need." (Psalm
147) With the global recession, surely the Creator has not left us helpless.
The crisp malunggay leaves are helping
the elderly of
SBH, as it is helping me with my teary-eyed problem due to macular degeneration. Taken daily as food supplement
malunggay is doing wonders. Try it, but
plant first! Then eat.
Discoveries: In 2004, 1 was diagnosed
a borderline warning that I can get osteoporosis, a bone condition
I know will occur because I am lactose-intolerant. I can't drink milk. As a nutritionist-dietician,
I fully know that that is possible. Eating crisp dried malunggay, full of
calcium, saved my 77 years-old bones!
"It is easier to stay healthy than to get healthy after
becoming ill." (Dr. James A. Howenstine. www.mynaturalhealthteam.com) On May 20, 2009. at St. Louis University Physical
Therapy Department, Baguio, I had another bone scan. The result was 2.7% bone density. Hurray!
A year back, in 2008, colonoscopy done
by an enterologist
at MCM show two internal hemorrhoids and rectal polyps. The prescriptions
of the doctor were motilim and Senocot, for one month. It worked. My
constipation was corrected. Thanks to Dr. Hilde Vistal. I stopped the two
medicines with her permission. I continued eating some raw crispy bits of
malunggay leaves at every meal and gradually my slow-moving gastro intestinal
tract responded until now.
Because a large number of our people
can't afford to buy enough nutritious food to keep them healthy, much more the life-giving nutrients manufactured by
Pharmaceutical drugs have their place.
I, myself, have
maintenance medicines from them. But natural solutions, herbal and alternatives, have theirs too! Try it! It needs only
TLAGA, a ti dogged willpower to help yourself and others. You will see that
in the long run, you may be able to eliminate some of your ills, because plants'
substances are better tolerated and less expensive. Good luck!
When in doubt, silence can give us
A chance to grasp better
When solutions to life's problem
Crumbles like castles on a weak sand,
to calmness allow better perspective.
A leader who insists on his
unmodefiability of ideas
And fail to solicit other ideas of his colleagues
His inflexibility can be
Whereas if he creates a freeway to dissention.
It's like an invitation to
a fresh-giving deep pool.
Different personalities emerge when converging,
are varied as many of those present,
We can respect what one may deliberate,
even the humblest of our minion
Can spark a subtle strike to light the darkest room.
Silence may even be required
during love making,
Eve has to concentrate on her surrender,
While Adam has to assert
on his conquest
Procreation is sacred and utterly divine
For God has made us instruments
of His creation.
Silence is a pill to sustain our sunset years,
is necessary when happy reminiscences
Come to assail our souls in meditative moment
at once beautiful melodies are lofting by
Making us dance to life’s ever changing music.
Pat Macabenta, Pasay City
by Willa Canabe Mandapat, Master Teacher,
The heath benefits of fruits and vegetables
be equated to that promised by nutritional pills and supplements. Nutrition experts advocate generous intake of
fruits for optimum health as these food
items are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and fibre and it is ideal to consume at least 4-5 servings in a day. They are
1000/o bad cholesterol free. It's much easier for the body to process and absorb the vitamins
and minerals from a fresh fruit.
Yellow and orange fruits and vegetables
contain varying amounts of antioxidants such as vitamin C as well as carotenoids and bioflavonoids, two classes
of chemicals that scientists are studying extensively for their health-promoting potential.
In addition, a new scientific base is emerging to support a protective role for this group of fruits and vegetables
in preventing cataract formation,
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diverticulosis, and possibly,
Papaya is recommended to be one such
pick from the group
of yellow and orange fruits, which promise abundant health benefits. It is a
melon like fruit with yellow orange flesh with dozens of small black seeds enclosed in skin that ranges in color from green
to orange. Papaya has high nutritional benefits. It is rich in anti-oxidants, the B vitamins, folate and pantothenic
acid; and the minerals, potassium and magnesium; and fibre. Together these "nutrients promote the health of the
cardiovascular system and also provide
protection against colon cancer." In addition, papaya contains the digestive enzyme, papain, which is used
like bromelain, a similar enzyme found in pineapple, to treat sports injuries, other causes of trauma, and allergies.
C and A which are made in the body from the betacarotine in papaya are both needed for the function of a healthy
immune system. Papaya may therefore be a healthy fruit choice for preventing such illnesses as recurrent ear infections,
colds, and flu.
This highly loved tropical fruit was
"The Fruit of the Angels" by Christopher Columbus, In the 20th
century, papayas were brought to the United States and have been cultivated in Hawaii, the major US producer since the
1920s. Today, the largest commercial producers of
papayas include the United States, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.
Nutritive value of papaya per 100 gms.
Vitamin A : 1,750
: 20 mg
Vitamin B Thiamine
: 16 mg
Vitamin C 56
+ Papaya contains the digestive enzyme
valuable for aiding digestion.
unique protein-digesting enzyme, papain and chymopapain have been shown to help lower inflammation
and to improve healing from bums in addition to helping in digestion of
proteins. The antioxidant nutrients found in papaya, including vitamins C and E, and beta-carotene, are also good
at reducing inflammation.
ripe fruit is easily digestible and prevents constipation.
studies indicate that Ns food taken alone for 2 or 3 days has a highly beneficial tonic effect upon the stomach and intestines.
juice of the papaya aids in relieving infections of the colon and has the tendency to break down pus and mucus.
help prevent cancer in organs and glands with epithelial tissue (ripe papaya).
Papaya's fibre is able to bind to cancer causing toxins in the colon and keep them away from the healthy colon cells.
In addition, papaya folate, vitaniin C, beta carotene,
and vitamin E have each been associated with a reduced risk of colon cancer.
nausea (includes morning sickness and motion sickness)
seeds are antihelmintic, for expelling worms and they are given with honey. Chew and swallow two teaspoonfuls
of seed after each principal meal (three times a day).
may be helpful for the prevention of atherosclerosis and diabetic heart disease. Papayas are an excellent source of vitamin C,
E, and A (through their concentration of pro-vitamin carotenoid phytonutrients) three very powerful antioxidants.
are also a good source of fibre, which has been shown to lower high cholesterol levels.
"Seldom in the course of Carigara's
has so many owed so much laughter and joy to so few" said a
Balik-Carigaranon to her foreigner visitors and friends.
The spectacular event alluded to was
the Mr. & Miss Bikini Open 2009, a stage presentation of six female and eight male aspirants,
held at the Kan Gara Gymnasium last July 12, as one of the highlights of Carigara's 414th town fiesta
A few minutes after eight o'clock in
six knockout beauties and eight macho-men walked to the center stage, welcomed by a cacophony of cheers and applause
from an SRO audience, preening with beautiful faces and shapely figures,
hoping for a win or place on the romp of fashion or silver screen. The contestants vied for honors in jeans wear,
beach wear, bridal gown, barong Tagalog, lingerie, and bikini, and the prizes at stake.
From opening performance down to individual
portion and bikini competition, the 14 candidates enthralled the discriminating
and enthusiastic crowd.
The competitors who came from different
and provinces were: Arianne Briones of Dulag, Leyte; Sherlyn Catindoy of Alang-alang, Leyte; Shera Tagalog of
Palo, Leyte; Shin Yoshimoto of Tacloban City; Jacky Yatar of Abuyog, Leyte;
and Maria Imen Sabio of Manila. Among the males were Eduardo Go of
Tacloban City; Dennis Royeras of Tanauan, Leyte; Jayson Selvia of Alang-alang, Leyte; John Hammond of Baybay
City; Alain Budluy of Tolosa, Leyte; Jay-R Paleno of Tacloban City; Tyrone
Morenos of Tacloban City, and Aries Rainos of Catbalogan, Samar.
While contenders faded-out to their
to change attires and re-do make-up, an intermission number was presented
by the Kan Gara Gay Federation Grand Champion in the Street Dancing Festival (Dingga:Madigas
Category) during the Pintados-Kasayaan Festival 2009 in Tacloban City, Rodel
Cabelin known as "Rodel A.K.A. Rootscrops" the outstanding local comedian;
the Joyful Angels; the Maximum Survivors and the Saint Crew group.
The gym reverberated and swayed from
laughter, clapping and
joyful shouts of the audience, old and young as Rootcrops showed his funny
antics ad-lib body language, facial contortion, and pulling his extended
eye lashes, while performing his song number.
Adjudged winners in the major awards
Ms. Bikini 2009
I st runner-up
Mr. Bikini 2009 Edward
I st runner-up
Arianne Briones also grabbed some minor
awards - Face of the Nyt, Best in Beach Wear, Best in Lingerie, and Best in Bikini; Sherlyn Catindoy was named Best
in Jeans Wear; Ms. Dettie Panis, Best in
Bridal Gown; while Shera Tagalog brought home the "Ms. Husai" award.
For the male contenders, minor awards
in Lingerie", Best in Barong Tagalog, Best in Jeans Wear, Face of the Nyt, and Best in Beach Wear were all reaped
by Eduard Go. Jayson Selvia
was honoured as Best in Bikini.
Judges were Manoleto Bolpa, manager
of Bingo Leyteno, Tacloban City; Reynaldo Labro, proprietor of Breadman Cap Bakeshop and Leila's Collection in Tacloban
City; Dr. Jurgen Pore; Ms. Myla L. Aguilar, Municipal Administrator;
Police Chief Inspector Alfredo Tadefa; Mr. Odie, manager of Dettic
Panis; Lanilo Macalla; and Hazel 0. Sullivan.
The success of the affair was due to
Rodel Cabelin (Rootcrops), organizer and choreographer Carigara Mayor Anlie
Go Apostol, Ms. Emelie Bargan Cahincoy, and Gerald Roca.
Host for the night was DJ Jasper of
FM Radio in Tacloban City.
Major sponsors for the prizes and awards
were Congresswoman Trinidad "Ebbie" Apostol, former Secretary Sergio Apostol, Engr. Ashley
Alvero, Cindy's of Tacloban, Breadman Cap Bakeshop, Leila's Collection,
Dettie Panis, Husai Spa, Ms. Edenrisa Eduardine Chua, Park 'N Go, Joebz Computer, Dana Souvenir & Flower Shop,
Mrs. Hely Asoy. Bingo Leyteno. Raq Farm Food Garden, and a few others (unnamed).
A two-day live-in seminar workshop on Project MAKARET Sports
Program was held in -Carigara II
District Central School from May 22-25, 2009. Batch I was scheduled on May 22 and 23, while Batch II
was on May 24 to 25 2009. Carigara District II participants attended the
Batch Il schedule. The training was spearheaded by our Division PESS Supervisor, Dr. Rhodetia G. Orbino, assisted
by the different Division Sports Tournament Managers, as speakers. The training aimed at attaining excellence in
Carigara II District, host, opened the program at
Supervisor Bemardita C. Nivera welcomed the participants and,
at the same time, talked about the handouts, part of the token for the participants
on Life’s Little Instruction which can apply to our daily life. Dr.
Rhodelia G. Orbino talked about the purpose and the importance of the
training. The first activity was the proper way of conducting the PFSTT, followed by actual performance and hands
administrators attended the lecture on building
program and how to accomplish the Annual Action Plan. In the afternoon, different speakers talked about
factors influencing athletics performance. While the
administrators continued on the planning of the sports activities for the Sports Annual Plan, the participating delegates
on coaching and officiating, attended the sports or game which interested him/her most and would probably demand his/her
following day, May 25,2009, the administrators continued
with their sports planning and worked on the outputs required from them, while
the coaches and officiating officials also continued with their outdoor activities.
At the closing program of the two-day seminar, the
Carigara 11 District school heads distributed giveaways to the tournament
managers and trainers.
Ruel L. Miralles, Head Teacher II
from the May 26 issue of Budyong)
traveling, leave your good jewelry at home.
along a small gift for the host when you're a
for ways to make your boss look good.
miss a chance to dance with y our wife.
a short note inside the front cover when giving
a book as a gift.
give a gift that's not beautifully wrapped.
220. Smile when you pick up the phone. The caller will
hear it in your voice.
222. Pay your
bills on time. If you can't write your
creditors a letter describing your situation, send them something every
-month even if it's only five dollars.
223. In the
church always put something in the
226. Life will sometimes hand you a magical
moment. Savor it.
to the highest standards.
habit of reading something inspiring and
cheerful before going to bed.
230. Be as friendly to the janitor as you are to the
chairman of the board.
loves praise. Look hard for ways to give it
233.Tum enemies into friends by doing something nice
taking a woman home, make sure she's safely
in the house before you leave.
237. Win without
boasting. Lose without excuses.
are important. Meet them.
your sunglasses when you talk to someone.
that a good example is the best sermon.
241. Put your jacket around your girlfriend on a.
243. Use a
favorite picture of a loved one as a bookmark.
in GOD but lock your car.
your mother-in-law flowers on your wife's birthday.
your knowledge. It's the way to
your life lifting people up not putting people
253. Own a
comfortable chair for reading.
say, "My child would never do that."
a year, go some place you've never been before.
declaring your rights, don't forget
your job better than anyone else. That's
the best job security for you.
respectfully when attending church.
someone has provided you with exceptional
good Service, write a note to his/her boss.
the fact that regardless of how many times
you were right, you will sometimes be wrong.
272. No matter
how old you get, hug and kiss your
mother when you greet her.
273. Put love
notes in your child's lunch box.
remind someone of a kindness or generosity
you have shown him. Bestow a favour and then forget it.
trust your memory, Write it down.
you get really angry", stick your hands in
friends and relative when they are in the
hospital. You only need to spend a few minutes.
a small Christmas wreath to your car's grill
on the first day of December.
a tourist for a day in your own hometown, take
a tour, see the sights.
a gift, no matter how small. More from
Don't be thin-skinned.
Take criticism as well as
praise with equal grace.
Put your address inside your luggage as well as on
Remember that no time spent with your children is ever wasted.
attitude. it's the first thing people
notice about you,
knocks, invite it to stay for dinner. Be your children's best teacher and coach.
child's hand every chance you get. The
time will come all too soon, when he/she won't let you.