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Ateneo parents vs bullying

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By Herman Lagon
“BULLYING is when an individual or group repeatedly misuse power to target another individual or group to intentionally threaten or harm them.”
This was intimated by developmental and behavioral pediatrician Dr. Celina Cordero-Gellada before scores of parents and guardians of Ateneo de Iloilo-Santa Maria Catholic School High School Department Saturday morning, January 31, at the school’s Multipurpose Room.


Themed “Bully-Proof Your Kids,” the Parent-Teacher Association-initiated conference was also participated in by the officers of the Student Council who happen to have an on-going anti-bullying campaign called R2BR or the “right to be respected.” The PTA partnered with the school’s Guidance Office led by counselor Cecilia Japitana who facilitated the event.
A fellow in behavioral pediatrics in UP Philippine General Hospital, Dr. Cordero-Gellada shared different local and foreign studies on bullying. She discussed not just what bullying really is, but also stressed the pro…

Tito Bob’s Magic

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There are two things that can take stress away; a good sleep and good laughter.
And, if you’d like to breathe life into your party, whom do you call? Adhara-Eisele Robles Garvilles aka “Tito Bob”, one of Iloilo City’s premiere magicians because of his magic skills and funny antics.
The first time I saw him was at the Friends of Children with Cancer, Inc. Children’s Day Out where he volunteered to perform magic tricks to kids with cancer. “I wanted to see the children happy. It’s also my way of giving back for the blessings I received,” he said.
He showed many tricks but I was quite curious about the one where he had his hands tied but he was able to break free. When asked what the secret was, he answered, “Hmmm that's why it is a secret. Hahahaha.”
Tito Bob narrated that he already had a passion for magic in grade school. “I would buy cheap local magic tricks available in stores. I had grown that passion when I saw a magic shop at SM Cebu where I bought magic cards and other stuff,” h…

Boodle Feast at Blackbeard’s Seafood Island Grill

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By Marie Katherine Villalon
The military’s way of eating is called “boodle fight”. Here, rice and viands laid out on banana leaves are set on top of a long table. Then, soldiers eat from the feast with their bare hands – no plates, no utensils.
What has long been a military tradition has become another trend in dining, but of course, it has a better name – boodle feast – and in more comfortable conditions.

Blackbeard’s Seafood Island (BSI) Northshore Grill, the group that created and brought the ‘Original’ Boodle Feasts, has opened in Amigo Plaza, Iloilo City, giving seafood and grilled food lovers a chance to enjoy the boodle-fight style of eating in an air-conditioned space.
Prior to its opening, Iloilo bloggers had a preview of three of their many sumptuous boodle feasts.
We had Tali Beach, which includes Pork Barbecue, Chicken Inasal, Grilled Tilapia, Grilled Squid, Grilled Talong, Grilled Tomatoes, Steamed White Shrimps, Steamed Crabs, Sauteed Tahong, Lato, Green Mango, Watermelon, an…