100 Days Countdown
DAY 100: THE OPENING SALVO
Motorbikes and four-wheeled vehicles of both the local government employees and private entities darted the Casay to Alcoy stretch on November 4, 2010 to mark Day 100 of the Tri-Centennial Countdown. The motorcade started at the Dalaguete Reclamation area fronting the UV-Dalaguete Grounds, went to the access road corner of the Dalaguete Beach Park in Casay and made a U-turn there and slowly strolled to the Alcoy municipal grounds before returning to Dalaguete proper. The townspeople of the Municipality of Dalaguete are celebrating the fiesta proper of San Guillermo and the founding anniversary of the town from February 9 to February 12, 2011 – a record fiesta marathon of 4 days!
DAY 98: 1ST TRI-CENTENNIAL FUN RUN
Unhampered by the early downpour of rain a few hours earlier, close to 2,700 people from all walks of life responded to the first ever Dalaguete 3-kilometer and 5-kilometer Fun Run held last November 6, 2010. Traffic in the national road literally came to a halt as the 5-kilometer contingent entered Poblacion and traversed the highway leading to Guiwanon to the applause and cheers of friends and supporters. In the end, Russel Camilo and Isabel Montalbo were declared winners in the 5-km men’s and women’s category, respectively, while the 3-km division were won by John Cliff Debulosan and Mirasol Cortes.
DAY 98: CONCERT AT THE PARK
It is said that apart from the Summer Capital of Cebu and the Vegetable Basket of Central Visayas titles, Dalaguete is also well-known in the field of music.
In the afternoon of November 4, home-grown talents showed the stuff that made Dalaguete a musical haven to reckon with through an afternoon music extravaganza being held at the Dalaguete Parish Grounds. The activity was participated in by the Salvador Family Ensemble (who showed their violin skills), the DMF Rondalla (who performed OPM and cultural songs), the DMF Marching Band (who featured the compositions of renowned Dalaguetnon composer fondly named Berting Buta), and the Belciña Band (who entertained the crowd with popular and modern music).
DAY 98: DALAGUETNONS SIGN MANIFESTO OF SUPPORT
Local government officials, religious and civic organizations as well as the youth and students sectors snubbed the eight-hour blackout that hit southeast Cebu that day to brave the darkness and sign a joint manifesto declaring their renewed faith and trust to San Guillermo and their all-out support, among others, to the heritage restoration and preservation efforts undertaken by the parish. Among the first to sign were Msgr. Phil Tumulak (Parish Priest), Fr. Ralph Perez (Parish Co-Adjutor), Mr. Ben Liston (PPC President), Mr. Ceferino Batoctoy (Heritage Committee), and Mayor Ronald Allan Cesante.
DAY 98: SKY LANTERNS RELEASED
Children clapped their hands, couples hugged each other, and friends shouted with joy as 300 sky lanterns were lit and released into the air in the first ever Sky Lantern Show in the whole southeastern part of Cebu.
The sky was virtually transformed into a firefly zone as the lanterns started to gather strength and flew one by one. “Mora’g fairyland,” said a school-grader from Carcar who happened to be in town. People of Sitio Cansusi in Tapon and the coastal barangays of Coro, Manangal and Banhigan expressed wonder and awe to what they described as a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle.
DAY 75: DALAGUETE WINS INTER-TOWN BASKETBALL TROPHY IN OSLOB
Team Dalaguete “300 yrs” outscored Badian in a 30-14 3rd quarter scoring for a comfortable 23-point lead en route to a 25-point trashing, 98-73, to grab the Oslob Inter-Town Invitational Basketball Tournament Championship Trophy in the third and final game of their Best-of-Three series last November 29, 2010, at the Oslob Covered Court.
The winning team is spearheaded by Coach Arnel Tabanao and is composed of Adkins Almagro, Alfie Amarante, June Renz Aliñabon, Jose Noel Bajarias, Aldrin Barola, Alejar Carilimdiliman, Edmundo Manal, Raymund Mercado, Adrian Osorio, Jade Osorio, Jomar Naje, and Brilliant Zyd Villahermosa. The team was reinforced by their imports Eric Zanoria and Michael Luga.
DAY 71: BURDA IS NEW SKF PREXY
Newly-installed SK Chairs of Dalaguete cast their votes on December 3, 2010, at the Municipal Legislative Hall, Municipality of Dalaguete, to elect the officers of the Dalaguete SK Federation. Elected officers were led by Poblacion SK Chair Hon. Jireh G. Burda who ran unopposed for the post. The other elected Municipal SKF officers include Hon. Faith Danica O. Ramos of Mantalongon, Vice-President; Hon. Catherine S. Angcay of Tuba, Secretary; Hon. Crisfel Kaye P. Ludovice of Caleriohan, Treasurer; Hon. Joshua A. Mangalay of Tapon, Auditor; Hon. Kristy Claire Ebreo of Coro, PRO; and Hon. Elcid V. Delposo of Cawayan, Sgt. at Arms.
DAY 71: CALERIOHAN NHS MENTORS, STUDES, RECOGNIZED
Mr. Roberto D. Moran, Teacher-in-Charge of the Caleriohan National High School and Mrs. Fidelis Rose Moran, Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE) teacher, were awarded by the Provincial Government of Cebu as Outstanding Implementers of the E-GWEN RTGP, FOOD SECURITY PROGRAM, AND BIO-DIVERSITY PROJECT during the awarding ceremonies held last December 3, 2010 at the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC), in Mandaue City. Six students of the Caleriohan National High School also received cash awards for planting more than 50 jackfruit seedlings each.
DAY 67: BENTAZAL RETAINS ABC POST
Hon. Eriberto C. Bentazal of Pañas remains at the helm of the Municipal Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) Federation as he run sans rival during their elections last December 7, 2010, at the Dalaguete Municipal Legislative Hall. Elected with him were Elmer B. Licaros of Sacsac (Vice-President), and Antonio L. Vergaño of Tapon (Auditor). Five members of the Board of Directors were also elected – Ma. Delia M. Castaños (Balud), Margarita A. Dicdican (Lanao), Hilarion S. Belciña, Jr. (Mantalongon), Robinson R. Delos Santos (Manangal), Aniceto P. Rivera (Salug) and Ernesto S. Beceril (Casay). Hon. Bentazal was first elected to the post in 1997 and was re-elected in 2002. He reassumed the ABC Presidency in July 1, 2010 after the elevation of his predecessor, Poblacion’s former Brgy. Capt. Jeffrey B. Belciña, to the Vice-Mayoralty.
DAY 48: DALAGUETE LGU CELEBRATES CHRISTMAS 2011
Elective officials, department heads, rank-and-file employees and job order personnel gathered together as one, as the Local Government Unit of Dalaguete joined the rest of the Christian world in the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus Christ during its Annual Year-End Evaluation and Christmas Party last December 23, 2011 at the UV-Dalaguete Campus Grounds. Having feasted on the sumptuous meals, choral group performances were being presented by each department after which a free-for-all parlor games were being played to the delight and enjoyment of those who attended. Aside from the prizes for the parlor games and contests, household items and appliances were also being raffled away.
DAY 16: MANTALONGON CLINCHES INTER-DALAGUETE TITLE
Team Isidorian of Mantalongon nailed their second straight victory against Team St. Francis of Solong-on, 94-87, to grab the Tri-Centennial edition of the Inter-Dalaguete Basketball Tournament in just 2 games of their scheduled Best-of-Three series last January 28, 2011 at the Dalaguete Sports and Cultural Complex. Meanwhile, Balud prevailed over Tamsapa to clinch the third place of the tournament. Twelve teams joined in this year’s competition, namely: AA/SMA Alumni, Balud, Burds Photo Shop of Labangon, Cawayan, Dalaguete Cool Mist (Rosarians), Monicans of Panocdocan, Isidorian of Mantalongon, Rivera’s Boarding House of Casay, Salto-Pilmico of Solong-on, St. Francis of Solong-on, Tamsapa, and St. Therese Lodging House of Tapon.
DAY 14: CARCAR WINS 1ST GARCIA CUP
Dubbed as the OsCar Finals, Oslob and Carcar evened out the first two of their Best-of-Three titular showdown before the later finally prevailed, 86-77, in the first Congressman Pablo P. Garcia Cup at the Dalaguete Sports and Cultural Complex last January 30, 2011. Wearing their “Double R” jerseys, the winning Carcar team is composed of Noel Aldevera, Marjun Apura, Ryan Batino, Richard Byron, Clint Floredo, Ryant Floreta, Bryan Guelingero, Lester Laoc, Roel Lapiña, Kaven Laude, Hypor Navarro and Cesar Tabar. The team was strengthened by their imports Jercules Tangkay and Hafer Mondragon.
DAY 13: 2011 NOVENARY SALVO
Local government employees, school teachers, and students from the Dalaguete Central School, the Dalaguete National High School and the UV-Dalaguete Campus joined the afternoon procession to mark the start of the novenary of the 300th Annual Fiesta celebration in honor of San Guillermo de Aquitania. Most Reverend Leopoldo Tumulak, D. D., Military Ordinary, presided the 5:00 PM First Night Novenary Mass that followed after the procession, after which the church-goers were entertained by the culminating fireworks display at the Dalaguete Reclamation area. The first batch of the Tri-Centennial sponsors were then accommodated to a dinner cum cultural presentation at the Parish Convent Grounds.
DAY 13: AEGIS INVADES DALAGUETE
The popular group Aegis wowed the jampacked Dalaguete Sports and Cultural Complex with their signature songs Halik, Luha, and Basang Basa sa Ulan, among others, last January 31, 2011. The group is composed of the siblings Mercy and Juliet Sunot from Cagayan de Oro (vocals), Stella Maris Galindo from Misamis Occidental (keyboard), Vilma Goloviogo from Manila (drums), Rowena Pinpin from Pampanga (bass guitar), and Rey Abenoja from Southern Leyte (lead guitar).They were formerly known as AG’s Sound Trippers, (AG stands for Abenoja-Galindo, the last names of their manager’s company), or simply AG’s, which was eventually spelled AEGIS.
DAY 12: AGRI-FAIR 2011
Cebu Province and the Municipality of Dalaguete, in cooperation with the Municipal Agriculture and Fisheries Council (MAFC) hosted a province-wide Agri-business Trade Fair and Exhibits last February 1-12, 2011 at the Dalaguete Reclamation Area. Nineteen exhibitors both from the public and the private sectors joined the event. Lectures and trainings were also conducted during the course of the agri-fair, like agro-dolomite farming technology, abaca cottage industry, corn husk utilization, camote processing, vermi-culture, and fish and seaweed processing, among others.
DAY 12: PMSC NITE
In contrast to the prevailing rain outside, boisterous laughter filled the Dalaguete Sports and Cultural Complex last February 1, 2011, as talents after talents showed their diverse stuffs to the delight and entertainment of the crowd.
The variety show was sponsored by the Philippine Mining Service Corporation (PMSC), Cebu Forum, and the Mining Contractors.
DAY 11: ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS NITE
Thirty-eight public primary and elementary schools of the combined Dalaguete Districts I and II joined forces to pay homage to the town’s patron saint, San Guillermo de Aquitania, through a night of cultural shows featuring the Department of Education Cebu Province Dance Troupe. The presentation, held last February 2, 2011 at the Dalaguete Sports and Cultural Complex, was spearheaded by Mrs. Cecilia C. Cartilla of Dalaguete District I and Mr. Beltran M. Aragon of District II.
DAY 10: MEDICAL/DENTAL MISSION
Medical teams from the Cebu Provincial Health Office and from the Rural Health Units of Argao, Dalaguete, Malabuyoc and Oslob gathered together and dispensed free medical and dental services last February 3, 2011 at the Dalaguete Sports and Cultural Center. Aptly dubbed as Pasalamat sa Dalaguetnon! Medical/Dental Mission, the activity is a joint initiative of Deputy Speaker Pablo P. Garcia of the Second Congressional District of Cebu, Cebu Governor Gwendolyn F. Garcia, and the Municipality of Dalaguete. It is one of the many ways that they want to convey their heartfelt thanks to the Dalaguetnon community for the continued confidence and trust on their leadership.
DAY 10: UP AND COMING DIVAS, THE GRAND FINALS
With her rendition of Destiny’s Child’s Stand Up for Love in Round 1 and her own version of the Tri-Centennial official theme song, Dugong Dalaguetnon in the Final Round, 15-year-old Hannah Faith Villamala of Casay bested nine other contenders during the Grand Finals of the Search for the Tri-Centennial Singing Star held at the Dalaguete Sports and Cultural Complex on February 3, 2011. Meanwhile, 17-year-old Beverly Jane Dulay of Sitio Solong-on, Brgy Tapon and 12-year-old Hanny Krister Reponte of Sitio Labangon, Brgy Poblacion garnered the second and third places, respectively.
DAY 10: 2011 MATRON QUEEN LAST COUNTING
Jasmine Belciña-Navarro earned a total amount of P700,150.00 to garner the first place in a five-person race and be declared the Tri-Centennial Matron Queen during the Last Counting held at the Dalaguete Sports and Cultural Complex last February 3, 2011. Ma. Brenda Selerio-Vergara came in second place with a total earnings of P125,828.00 closely followed by Grace Gerarman-Libarnes who earned P101,860.00. Thelma Zuniega-Zamora finished in the fourth place with her accumulated earnings of P43,780.00 and Rachel Osorio-Barola completed the Tri-Centennial Court with her P10,000.00 earnings.
DAY 9: SMA NITE
Amidst a night of pageantry and impressive dance numbers, Hazel Mae Muñoz of Section Masipag bested her other schoolmates to win the Little Miss SMA title last February 4, 2011. Her classmate Samantha Mae Booc settled for the second place while Sielo Maxine Ocampo of Section Mapagmahal was on the third place.
Other contestants of the mini-pageant were Marsha Alexis Verschoren and Luciene Noelle Gabuya of Section Masunurin, Shanen Villahermosa and Jenny Rose Rebalde of Section Magalang, Abigail Gildo of Section Mapagmahal, and Lourdes Salud Legaspi of Section Masipag.
DAY 8: CARUMBANA RULES DALAGUETE CHESS TOURNEY
Franklin Carumbana edged out Victor Clapano in their Best-of-Three Championship duel to win the Tri-Centennial Chess Open held at the Municipal Hall on February 5, 2011. With black to play in Game 1, Carumbana employed the Modern Defense to effectively defend his pieces and outsmart Clapano. In Game 2 of their English Opening, Clapano blundered in what was supposed to be a drawish position, on his way to losing the game. Meanwhile, Alvin Candilada outsmarted Ralp Greg Amarillento to snatch the top prize in the Kiddie category of the above-said chess tourney.
DAY 8: MANILA STARS PREVAIL OVER DALAGUETE SELECTIONS
The visiting Manila Celebrities led by playing Coach Philip Salvador edged out the Dalaguete Selections, 104-101 to win the exhibition game last February 5, 2011 at the Dalaguete Cultural & Sports Complex. Aside from Salvador, Team Manila is composed of Jason Abalos, Marco Alcaraz, Joross Gamboa, John Hall, Christopher de Leon, Carlo Morales, Gene Padilla, Paolo Paraiso, Onyok Velasco and Ian Veneracion. On the other hand, Team Dalaguete is composed of June Renz Aliñabon, Arvin Arias, Danny Aying, Nat Cruz, Bruce Dacia, Raymund Mercado, Eliod Poligrates, Jimuel Torreon, and Junthy Valenzuela.
DAY 7: HUNDREDS GATHER FOR TRI-CENTENNIAL FUN RUN
Local sprinters and out-of-town long-distance marathoners alike braved the bone-chilling coldness of the Sunday morning of February 6, 2011 to gather and compete in the 2011 Tri-Centennial Fun Run. With the starting line and the ending line both at the San Guillermo Parish Grounds beach front area, long-distance contenders followed a circuitous and uphill climb along the Poblacion to Sacsac stretch to outbreathe and outrun each other for the 10-kilometer races, while the 5-kilometer and the 3-kilometer races, respectively, followed a shorter itinerary.
DAY 6: PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS NITE
The jam-packed crowd at the Dalaguete Sports & Cultural Complex beheld the virtual spectacle before their eyes as characters from the world of animation literally transformed into flesh and blood, (minus their special powers), last February 7, 2011. The show was a collective production of the seven public high schools of Dalaguete, (Caleriohan, Caliongan, Casay, Cawayan, Dalaguete Proper, Manlapay, and Mantalongon), under the able leadership of DNHS Principal, Mr. Luis Carin, in cooperation with the respective schools-in-charge, faculty members, staffs and the general studentry.
DAY 5: UV-DALAGUETE NITE
Guided by the theme, 300 years, One Unforgettable Night: Celebrating 300 Years in One Night of Music, the University of the Visayas – Dalaguete Campus led by their school administrator, Dr. Priscila S. Mansueto, showcased not only the individual musical talents of their students but also their collective dexterity as a choral and interpretative singing group, last February 8, 2011 at the Dalaguete Sports and Cultural Complex. The University of the Visayas Dance Troupe from Cebu City complimented their sister institution’s performance through their carefully selected and well-choreographed array of dance numbers and presentations.
DAY 4: HER MAJESTY, JASMINE I, CROWNED AS TRI-CENTENNIAL QUEEN
Amidst the cheers and applause from family members, well-wishers, and friends, Jasmine Belciña-Navarro is crowned as the 2011 Tri-Centennial Matron Queen at the Dalaguete Sports and Cultural Complex on February 9, 2011. The crowning ceremony was made by no less than Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia, accompanied by businessman Glenn Soco. Mrs. Navarro’s Tri-Centennial entourage include Brenda Selerio-Vergara (First Runner-Up), Grace Gerarman-Libarnes (Second Runner-Up), Thelma Zuniega-Zamora (Third Runner-Up), and Rachel Barola-Osorio (Fourth Runner-Up).
DAY 3: AIZA AND JURIS, LIVE…
Former child star Aiza Seguerra and the Queen of Acoustic Pop, Juris Fernandez made their back-to-back live performances last February 10, 2011, at the Dalaguete Sports and Cultural Complex.
Seguerra and Fernandez are both members of the group called the Sessionistas together with Nina, Sitti, Richard Poon and Duncan Ramos. Aiza started out as a contestant in Eat Bulaga!’s Little Miss Philippines in 1987. After a few years of acting and a string of movies under her belt, her appeal as a child star lessened. Having reinvented herself through her talent in music, she made a comeback in 2001 with her major hit single, Pagdating ng Panahon (When the Time Comes). Meanwhile, Juris is the former lead singer of the acoustic group MYMP (Make Your Mama Proud).
DAY 1: PUBLIC REST AREA BLESSING CEREMONY
Townspeople and visitors alike need not worry now about answering to the call of nature when they come to stroll along the beach front vicinity fronting the San Guillermo Parish Grounds. This after the Gender and Development Facility Rest Area is formally opened on February 12, 2011. The said facility, just a few meters away from both the Kiosk and the Sta. Cruz marker, is realized through the effort of the 4th District Engineering Office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), through its District Engineer, Engr. Fernando S. Cruz.
DAY 1: UTANON FESTIVAL STREET SHOWDOWN
Fifteen contenders for the crown of this year’s Festival Queen and their respective back-up contingents took to the streets and danced their way to celebrate the 4th edition of the town’s Utanon Festival. This year’s contestants are: Majid Alza (Poblacion), Roshiel Asingua (Obong), Shaira P. Belamia (Casay), Anamay Belarmino (La Paz], Aira Marie Brigoli (Balud), Donna Lea Carzano (Cawayan), Carissa Mae Dicdican (Cawayan), Jeremy Gonzales (Guiwanon), Elmerlynne Legaspi (Poblacion), Marie Elaine Lumain (Poblacion), Kyzell Mendoza (Cambangyao), Rhebecca Marie Osorio (Panaguikan), Ma. Fel Sanchez (Labangon), Glyzele Sta. Rita (Tapon), and Florianne Mari Villahermosa (Cawayan).
DAY 1: HEALTH CARE COMPLEX GROUND-BREAKING CEREMONY
The groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Dalaguete Health Management Complex which will house the Municipal Health Office and the Maternal Health Facility was held last February 12, 2011 at the Dalaguete Reclamation Area, Barangay Poblacion, (across the beach front gate of Saint Mary’s Academy of Dalaguete). Once completed, the project will provide a legacy of health through quality and affordable family health care and facility, not only to the present constituency in our municipality and the neighbouring towns but also to the countless generations to come as well.
DAY 1: UTANON FESTIVAL QUEEN CORONATION NIGHT
After almost 12 hours of marathon dance starting with the street competition in the afternoon until the grand showdown on-stage at the Dalaguete Sports and Cultural Complex on the night of February 12, 2011, Majid Alza of Poblacion is declared winner in the 2011 Search for Utanon Festival Queen, besting 14 other aspirants for the crown. Completing her entourage are Marie Elaine Lumain (1st runner up), Carissa Dicdican (2nd runner up), Shaira Belamia (3rd runner up), and Florianne Mari Villahermosa (4th runner up).