Category Archives: People, Places, Finance

TWO DAYS IN A FAMILIAR TOWN

Feature TWO DAYS IN A FAMILIAR TOWN By Pablo A. Tariman Many things come to mind as the Catanduanes Tribune observes its 36th year. It is the only paper you turn to when you want to announce a coming concert … Continue reading

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THE CINEMATIC LIFE OF CHAVIT SINGSON

Dateline: Ilocos Sur THE CINEMATIC LIFE OF CHAVIT SINGSON By Pablo A. Tariman Long after he reigned as governor for several terms, Ilocos Sur’s kingpin Luis “Chavit” Singson remains the stuff of a long-running action drama. His first film-bio with … Continue reading

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SHOULD CHANGE COME WITH ‘UNCOUTH’ PUBLIC BEHAVIOR?

Commentary SHOULD CHANGE COME WITH ‘UNCOUTH’ PUBLIC BEHAVIOR? By Pablo A. Tariman At the rate he is courting controversy even before he can formally assume office, President-elect Rody Duterte is “making history” in the realm of public behavior unheard of … Continue reading

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GUESS WHO CAME TO DINNER

Entertainment GUESS WHO CAME TO DINNER By Pablo A. Tariman I expected a quiet dinner punctuated by guffaws. I am more than at home with this showbiz colleague – Baby K. Jimenez – and it is almost impossible to have … Continue reading

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OF POWER, POLITICS AND MUSIC IN THE ISLAND

Commentary OF POWER, POLITICS AND MUSIC IN THE ISLAND By Pablo A. Tariman While double checking my photo files, I came across a picture of mine at the Virac airport with the former governor (now recently re-elected), a former mayor … Continue reading

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UNBOUND WITH MARION AUNOR

Entertainment UNBOUND WITH MARION AUNOR By Pablo A. Tariman On this late afternoon setting as you bravely battle the simmering heat that felt like 50 degrees Celsius, Marion Aunor is in the middle of a video shoot in a warehouse-turned-video … Continue reading

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CYCLE

Travel CYCLE by Pablo A. Tariman In this latest trip to the island, I am with my two daughters and three grandchildren and another one I’d like to call my German grandson. It is some reunion of sort because it … Continue reading

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THE UNSUNG HEROES OF TOURISM IN CATANDUANES

Island Tourism Situationer (Conclusion) THE UNSUNG HEROES OF TOURISM IN CATANDUANES by Pablo A. Tariman Before the inspiring enthusiasm of Tropang Turismo, there was also a tourism movement called “Go Catanduanes” and it’s co-founder, Ezra “Tisoy” Efondo, was the symbol … Continue reading

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ISLAND TOURISM AND CULTURE AND THE ARTS

The State of Tourism in Catanduanes (Part II) ISLAND TOURISM AND CULTURE AND THE ARTS By Pablo A. Tariman From 1992 to 2015. islanders in Virac and Bato towns were lucky to watch concerts of classical music being performed by … Continue reading

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LOCAL TOURISM ADVOCATES UNITE TO PROMOTE ISLAND ATTRACTIONS

Travel Notes LOCAL TOURISM ADVOCATES UNITE TO PROMOTE ISLAND ATTRACTIONS By Pablo A. Tariman VIRAC, CATANDUANES — Local tourism advocates under a united umbrella called Tropang Turismo is calling on the private sector to help push tourism and encourage private … Continue reading

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