Showing posts from August, 2010

Marlo's Definitely Got Talent!

As if to prove that the island of Capul is indeed a hotbed for musicality, another Abaknon took center stage yesterday and made every Abaknon proud - by winning a province-wide talent contest.
Marlo Cabatingan won the 1st Catarman's Got Talent competition by besting 32 other contestants showcasing all types of performances. His soulful version of the classic  ditty "Greatest Performance of My Life" wowed the audience and convinced the judges to hand him the win.
Marlo is the son of Marlon and Yolanda Cabatingan. He is already known as a  versatile singer from his high school days in CAIS to his college days in UEP.
Below is a clip of a performance by Marlo and Jeanra in 2009.

photo from Jed Saluib

Pio Jao & Family Visit Hawaii

The family of Pio and Joy Jao (kids Jefferson and Patrick) took time off from their busy schedules in Canada and frolicked in the summer sun in exotic Hawaii.

With Ms. Eurie Ampuan's family (shown here are her sons Patrick and Martin) acting  as  tour guides, the vacationers were able to go around the main island and  visit some of the famous landmarks of Honolulu like the Pearl Harbor memorial and DOLE plantation.

But the highlight of their visit were the swimming and surfing at the world-renowned Waikiki Beach.

The pics here were taken during a luau, a traditional Hawaiian feast.

More Ms. Marangga Pics

Seven young ladies competed for the Ms. Marangga Capulena crown. They were as follows:

Ms. Genevy Saluib
Ms. Vanessa Bandal
Ms. Ellean Mae Banagbanag
Ms. Zytel Ann Castillo
Ms. Nova Joy Deculawan
Ms. Eunice Calamay
Ms. Lyan Yu

After the pageant, these ladies emerged as the winners:

2nd runner up:
Ms. Nova Joy Deculawan

1st runner up:
Ms. Lyan Yu

Ms. Marangga Capulena
Ms. Ellean Mae Banagbanag

pics by Louie Andarino

Ms. Marangga and her Court

Here are the pics of the part of the parade which showcased the contestants to the Ms. Marangga beauty tilt. Ms. Ellen Mae Banagbanag of CAIS won the coveted crown.

pics courtesy of Medy Cabacang, Suzette Ortego-Dante and Mylene Pelito.

Parade Pics: Fiesta 2010

Here are some of the snapshots of the socio-civic parade that is a regular fare in our fiesta celebrations. As always, the center of attraction are the members of band entourage - from the shy high school teeners to the hyper-active elementary pupils.  In the sidelights are the adoring parents who bask in the beauty of their children's uniforms/costumes and the teachers who try their best to control the excited banter of their wards.

These pics were courtesy of Ms. Medy Cabacang. For others who have likewise taken mementos of the 2010 fiesta, please email them to the administrator.