Shiloh Christian School owners celebrated their 50 years of successful and happy life yesterday at the Costa Brava Clubhouse. Relatives of Fe and close friends gathered at the clubhouse for the special event. Relatives from Dancalan were also present.
Actually, their wedding date is May 1st (Labor Day) but was held only yesterday to wait for the Luther siblings who just jet-in from the United States, Alvin Luther was a Missionary assigned here in Negros Occidental where he met Fe, a lovely lass from Barrio Dancalan Ilog and were married in 1963.
They have established the Shiloh Christian School at Doña Juliana Heights.
The Golden Couple Alvin and Fe Luther holding her boquet.
I came to know the couple in the late 1990’s when I was called in by Fe to repair and fine tune their pianos.
Congratulations Alvin and Fe, it’s an honor to provide music for your guests on your very special day.
I have spent four early Sunday mornings entertaining Burgos Market stall holders at the Fish Section and Meat Section areas.
My Music of Yesteryears captivated early market goers and stall owners alike who gladly drop tip on my tip box (donation box). I would like to thank two old friends whom I have not seen for years, an Engineer and a high provincial government official who dropped a thousand-peso bill each for your instrumentalist- writer. A frequent or daily market goer Mr. Jojo Yap, Food and Beverage executive of Palmas del Mar never failed to drop a considerable tip.
Stall owners at the Burgos Market fish section poses with Instrumentally Yours, Bagguer Villaluz.
This Public Service initiative is part of my desire to share my music to the middle class and ordinary citizens to listen to their favorite music seldom heard on radio and television.
This is true and evidenced of requests written on ordinary paper and the like.
When I have the chance to go marketing, I was at our Burgos residence at Villamonte, I have come to know some old friends at the fish section and the meat section.
Anastacio (Tacio) and Geraldine Jara on their Golden Wedding Anniversary at the Circle on May 20, 2013 which "Musically Yours" was the entertainer with his keyboard.*
Since we have lived and was raised at Mamboloc where the old slaughter house once stood and later became the site of the Bacolod Fire Station and when the Central Fire Station was transferred to a new site, the place was to become the Old Pala-pala or Fish Center. So I came to know many fish vendors. I am at home in Burgos Market where my friends do business.
When Pilipinas Got Talent (PGT) semi-finals were aired over ABS-CBN TV series last February, where I was one of the participants, many at Burgos market saw me.
Cosette Maravilla Villaluz, 67, who succumbed to a massive heart attack, while on an upbeat mood with her family mid-morning of February 25, 2013 apparently while still watching a replay of Bagguer’s successful stint at the ABS-CBN’s Pilipinas Got Talent regional finals a month ago in Cebu City where he emerged champion. Cosette suddenly felt a numbing pain in her chest which turned out to be her last moment in life.
Cosette, incumbent president of the Rotary Club of Bacolod West, had been quite active lately as a Rotarian, and had involved herself in different humanitarian undertakings in the community. She also used to accompany and assist her husband, a well-rounded musician who plays the piano and Yamaha organ as an expert which he mastered since his early days as a veteran piano tuner and who proved to be a compleat entertainer with the use of different imported brands of harmonica before he lost his voice to a much-needed operation some five or more years ago.
By James U. Sy Jr.
Villaluz was a smoker before, which led him to be diagnosed with throat cancer and ultimately had undergone an operation to remove his vocal chords in 2007. According to the narration of his wife, he would play the harmonica, with a cigarette in his mouth. This event changed his life a lot although it did not deter him to continue his pursuit of music. At PGT, Villaluz came to the stage with a white board and was later joined by his wife to help him answer the judges’ questions. Villaluz played "Somewhere in Time" with his keyboard, making judge Kris Aquino, the Queen of All Media, stand from her seat. Judge FMG, a music virtuoso himself, asked Villaluz to play another piece, if he were to give him a chance. Villaluz played "Grana-da" with gusto and got the judges’ unanimous yes. FMG said he was familiar with the music because "galing ‘yan sa kapana-hunan ko. I’ll give you a yes."
Piano Tuning is an art, scientific and one of the most complicated job for any technician. To be a Piano Tuner, you have to be a piano technician too, for no piano tuner can tune a piano perfectly and easily if you have sticking keys, broken strings and piano machine (Piano Action) that is defective to contend with. So, when you call for a piano tuning service, be sure you have the right person to do this meticulous job. You can call your piano dealers, piano schools or piano professors, they can recommend a competent and credible Piano Tuner & Technician in the locality.
Joel P. Villaluz, Sr.
Sa maabot nga Pebrero 14, 2013 aton naman saulogon ang kaadlawan sang santo sang paghigugma nga amo si San Valentin. "Valentine’s Day" sa pulung English. Madamo nga mga sugilanon nahanugod sa mga naga higugma-anay kag ang pinaka bantog sa tanan amo ang estoria sang magkahagugma Romeo kag Juliet. Madamo nga libro sa nagakalain-lain nga linggwahe ang ini nga estorya gin sulat asta nga gin himu-an ini sang pelikula.
Sa patag sang paghigugma madamo nga kalalakinhan ang halos indi makatu-ad diretso sa ila maluyagan nga lin-ay. Agod mapaabot ang ila balatyagon, ila ini suod nga abyan amo ang ila ginapahambal sa natongdan nga dalaga.
Carling as he is fondly called by his fellow musicians turns 80 today. Friends and relatives will gather at Sea Breeze Hotel to Commemorate this milestone to a very simple musician who had trained so many Negrosanons who are now professional music makers and are scattered around the world. Carling used to be the Band Master of BCNHS and do part time teaching at Bacolod TAYTUNG HIGH SCHOOL.
He plays many instruments but choose the trumpet and Cornet as his pet instruments.
(l-r) Modesto Saonoy, NDB’s Bagguer Villaluz, Mayor Bing Leonardia and Diotay Lopue.*
During the incumbency of Mayor Digoy Montalvo, I was assigned to organize a Brass Band to represent Bacolod to compete with other Bands in Cebu City. That competition was a project of San Miguel Corp. and was called "Balik Banda Festival," a nationwide search for the Best Brass Band of the country.
Among many Bandmasters here in Bacolod, my choice was Maestro Carlos Jauod, and when asked why? My answer was quick and simple. Carlos Jauod is an arranger, and studied conducting in a Manila University, he is a total musician and plays the trumpet closer to the talent of Harry James.