Ray Vanoy Denila, grandson of my friend Al Denila of California, USA celebrated his birthday at the Kusina Fenoy, a newly opened sugbahan here in Bacolod, located at Margarita St., Eroreco.
Kusina Fenoy is managed by Alexandra Zayco and specializes in fish, pork and chicken sinugba. If you want to visit the cozy place you can call 476-2295 to savor their tasty sinugba. I was told that Kusina Fenoy is always full of guests from the USA and other Balikbayans, so it’s better to get a reservation before coming.
Earlier in the afternoon, we laid to rest our LCC-Bacolod Class ’59 classmate, Alan Magbanua Sr. at the Catholic Cemetery, Burgos Street, and after the burial, we were invited by Rafael "Paeng" Paderna, our classmate artist at Kusina Fenoy which is actually his house converted into a sugbahan.
LCC-Bacolod Class ’59 members at the KUSINA FENOY after laying to rest their classmate Alan Magbanua.*
I was in Silay City for the 70th birthday of a childhood friend, Rolando Butanas. I call him "Utod" because of our closeness. We are more than brothers. Utod Rolando is the son of a Fire Station (Bacolod City) mechanic. We are neighbors in Mamboloc in the late 40s. The Fire Department is the site of BACIWA now, facing San Juan St. while its office is facing Galo St. which is the site of Bathhouse, a project of Peding Montelibano, Bacolod first mayor.
A pose with a long-time friend Rolando Butanas at his residence in Silay City.*
Last October 19, 2013, I was invited by Madame Gretchen O. Cojuangco at their Pontevedra Mansion to entertain their guests. It was a lunchtime affair and we arrived at Balbina at 10:30 a.m. before the guests arrived. By 11:00 a.m. I started playing as the UAAP’s Champion, La Salle Manila, arrived.
My eldest son Jeffrey who drives wherever I have bookings enjoyed very much. He is a fan of the Tengs and had a photo with the ace player; When I approached Maam Gretchen to say Hellow, she was very happy that her aide, Asa was able to get my services. She told me that it was Atty. Maida Torre (Cosette’s LLB classmate at UNO-R) who gave my cell number and that answers my question why I was not able to entertain the family’s guests for quite a time.
NDB’s Bagguer Villaluz with Madame Gretchen O. Cojuangco at the Balbina Mansion during their lunch hosting with UAAP Champion, La Salle Manila.*
She also informed me that she bought my CD’s at the Negros Showroom. As my contact number is secured by her secretary, I am expecting to be back at the Balbina anytime from now. Ambassador and San Miguel Corporation welcome me together with my longtime friend Nene Abello.
The Garden Show of Negros Occ. Garden Club headed by President Lourdes Mercado started at the North Terminal Building of SM Bacolod October 11, 2013 at 8:30a.m., a motorcade started around the city and the cutting of ribbon by Bacolod First Lady Patching Puentevella at 9:00 a.m.
Monico Puentevella the mayor of Bacolod gave his welcome remarks after which the Garden Show opened and will end on October 21, 2013.
Ms. Token Lizares sings "Sin-o Ako?" for the Daughters of St. Paul 75th Founding anniversary at the Lupit Church Social Hall, NDB’s Bagguer Villaluz on the keyboard.*
As usual like in the previous year your instrumentalist is always invited to give FREE Music to Garden Lovers.
Thanks to the members of the Iloilo Garden Club who were present during the Opening Ceremony and buy my CDs "Iloilo ang Banwa Ko". Many thanks also to past president Tess Aplaon who invited me again to join them in this yearly affair of the club.
A portrait by Jun Mendoza Dioce of "Kurit Art Gallery" was presented to Jose Marie Chan by NDB’s Bagguer Villaluz as a gift at his Sta. Clara residence.*
By ARMAN P. TOGA & DANNY B. DANGCALAN
Stronger joint efforts and the planned filing of charges by various government and non-government sectors in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental against oil firms could have finally compelled the Big 3 oil companies to reduce fuel prices in the city.
NDB learned that while fuel prices increased by 60 centavos per liter nationwide, Bacolod diesel prices dropped by P1 per liter and gasoline by P3 per liter.
A confirmation with Petron, Chevron (Caltex) and Shell gas stations late yesterday revealed that they were directed by their higher offices to impose the reduction in prices in the city.
Fuel prices in the province outside of Bacolod were also lowered, it was learned.
Events: NDB’s BAGGUER VILLALUZ Celebrates his birthday with the Elders of St. Mary’s Home for the Aged
Daughter Marijo helps Papa Baggs blow his candles (Bagger can no longer blow because no more air comes from his mouth, he breaths through the hole in his throat).*
August 17, 2013 found me playing for the shoppers at Plaza Mart, the former Hinojales Bldg. converted by the Tanpinco’s into one of the first shopping malls in the City of Smiles.
I was buying materials for my Bush Jacket at Jimmy’s, owned by a Chinese friend when I was asked if I’m still with Robinson’s, I told them that I just finished my two months stint there and unable to get a MOA for the month of August.
Red Davis celebrated his 67th birthday with family and friends with music by Yours Truly "Instrumentally Yours."
They suggested to me Plaza Mart because they have a "SALE" the whole month of August and they introduced me to the owner of T.H. Shop which I think heads the store owners association, and without any contract I was given the go signal to perform at the ground floor starting August 17 to the end of the month. It was Saturday and early in the morning, I was at the Burgos Market Fish Section 6:00-10:00a.m. where GMA TV headed by Stephanie interviewed me and some stall holders and market goers about my project, "INSTRUMENTALLY YOURS GOES TO MARKET".
Benjamin Hall was alive and aglow yesterday evening as my friend IGSU celebrated his 60th birthday. The occasion was prepared by IGSU children. It was a surprise party since the celebrator was not aware of the preparation. In previous years, IGSU would celebrate his birthday with friends away from his home and family.
NOHS Class ‘61 Get Together Party hosted by Roland and Nity Oris at their Villamonte residence last August 12, 2012.*(Music by your columnist, Bagguer)
His wife and children think that their beloved Papang will be among the SENIOR CITIZENS now and they decided to celebrate it with family members.
I came to know this wonderful and generous person when I started my musical project "INSTRUMENTALLY YOURS GOES TO MARKET". I give FREE MUSIC to marketgoers of Burgos Market Fish Section every Sunday morning and at the Meat Section every Saturday.
July 31st finds "Musically Yours" in Sagay City for the birthday celebration of Ms. Shirley Yap which started 6:00p.m. But before proceeding to Sagay City, Musically Yours has to entertain guests of Tokayo Joel, my kumare Chona Ramos (wife of the late Atty. Roseller "BingBing" Ramos) son-in-law who recently jetted with his wife for California, USA where they are permanently residing. Tokayo Joel also celebrated his birthday July 31, 2013 at the Lourdes Center, beside L’Fisher Hotel. The affair was attended by the Ramos clan headed by Chona and former Brgy. Capt. Rebecca Grandeza Ramos who is also speechless because of a stroke.
Back to Shirley Yap’s birthday party, I’m very happy to find out that many of the celebrants’ guests have viewed my PGT semi-finals auditions in SM Cebu City last October 2012 with my wife Cosette, some still extending their condolences.
An avid fan who always listen to my music at Robinsons Place hopes to invite me sometime this month to Escalante. Well, I will be waiting for their call to finalize the intended invitation.
Multi-awardee International TV Producer (A Grain of Sand) Ms. Hazel Stuart tries the keyboard at the Robinsons with "Musically Yours" Bagguer Villaluz.