Saturday, July 31, 2010

Bohol Experience with Mr. Johnny Torralba . . .

[After a day's work going over all over the Province of Bohol, a tiring day, after which a dinner with Manong Johnny Torralba and Romeo Terruel of the Province of Bohol's Special Projects Unit. This humble person and their organization helped so many Boholanos silently.]

It was providential that in documenting the Tagbilaran Church on our way to visit 7 beautifully architectured Churches in Bohol dating back to the 17th century while going over to our destination to conduct area assessment and evaluation of the Province, we met Mr. Johnny Torralba along the way, who is about to leave. Mr. Johnny Torralba was the former President of the Association of Boholanos in Illinois, Chicago, United States of America (for 11 years) and the former Chief Executive Officer of Confederation of the Boholanos in the USA and Canada (CONBUSAC), which have been helping Bohol's development through the years. It's a rare opportunity to have a dinner with this man, who has been to different countries all over the world implementing developmental projects in third world countries while with the United Nations Development Program.

To Manong Johnny, thank you very much! Herewith is the message of Manong Johnny to all the Boholanos all over the world, to Manong Johnny and all the Boholanos:

The Bohol Experience with Gen. Alan R. Luga

(A briefing with BGen. Alan R. Luga, the Commanding General of the 802nd Brigade, 8th Infantry Division based in Carmen, Bohol, with the Special Project Team of the Bohol Provincial Office, Mr. Romeo Terruel, on the peace and order situation in Bohol)

Bohol is a such a peaceful and progressive province. It was declared as an insurgent free province. Its tourism industry is booming with more than 500,000 yearly arrivals. It has a rice sufficiency level of 110% even during the height of the Il NiƱo Phenomenon and the rice crisis. All sectors in the province participates in all aspect of its development. In fact, many government officials from third world countries visits Bohol to study how did the province made it - from the 20 poorest province in the country to a progressive, peaceful and a prime tourist destination province with a well balanced and sustainable development. How did Bohol made it shall be a subject of our special presentation . . .

Saturday, July 17, 2010


Bea, the daughter of Gen. Alan Rio Luga is seeking our help by jut double clicking a picture.

Here's what she told us in Facebook:

1. Make a account in
2. Confirm your account through your email
3. Go to
4. Click the ' ♥ like' button on the lower right corner of the video
5. vote every hour! :D (haha. okay, you don't really have to do this, but i'd appreciate it)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

ASP Diliman Chapter July 22, 2010 Parenting Seminar-Workshop

Do you feel the need to be empowered and inspired? To be better in dealing with your own role as parent to your special child?

Inspirational speakers Francis Kong and Malu-Tiongson Ortiz

You may want to acquire much information about autism – wanting to know the latest therapy or what kind of intervention best suits your child. You search for “what else is out there”, you’d want to give them the best.

For us parents of children with autism, many go back to college, to be equipped with knowledge and skills to overcome the mysteries of their condition and help our own children. Many of us work intensely or work overtime to earn and provide for them.

But in the process, we almost forget ourselves. How can we be better equipped for the future of our children if we miss out answering our own needs as “special” parents?

Sign up now and learn from the experts:

Francis Kong, business man and inspirational guru to major business conventions and conferences both here and abroad; radio personality of “Business Matters,” Columnist of Philippine Star Business Page, regular guest at Umagang Kay Ganda, author of 10 books, married and a father to 3 grown children.

Malu Tiongson-Ortiz, Author of Embracing God’s Purpose for My Special Child. Learn from her personal experience, raising her special child, Clarissa. Malou offers encouragement, practical tips and solid facts for parents and families of children with special needs. “No special child is an accident. Each young life is entrusted to parents by a loving God who has special purposes for each one.”

This July 22, please take time out and give this day to yourself. Learn how to be a better parent for your special child. Be empowered. Be inspired. Be better.

Sign up now!
What: ASP Diliman Chapter Parenting Seminar –Workshop
When: July 22, 2010 Thursday 8am to 5pm
Where: National Power Corporation Fiesta Hall
How much: Fee is P500 for ASP Member and P1000 for non-member
inclusive of two snacks and lunch.

For registration and inquiries, contact Aileen (453-3618 or or Baby (374-2342 or or you can txt Jo at cp no. 0922 8472776


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