Former UB trustee dies, 94

Former UB trustee dies, 94       TAGBILARAN CITY. – Lawyer  Uriel Del Rosario  Leopando , former  Board Trustee and professor of the University of Bohol  passed away last Aug.4, 2015 at the age of 94. Atty. Leopando is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Education at Visayan Institute, Cebu City in 1947. He finished his Bachelor of Arts in 1950 and Bachelor of Laws  in l952 at then Rafael Palma College, now University of Bohol. After passing the bar examination and admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1953, he went into active law practice  and taught in college. His previous teaching experience was in high school. Sir Uriel, as he is popularly known in the campus, is a jolly type man whose  natural instinct for jokes kept his students alive and alert. His mastery in Philosophy and History helped the students learn the rudiments of the course easily. In his class, he maintained his fatherly compassion by giving advices and inspirations  to everyone. Atty, Leopando became member of the University of Bohol Board of Trustees during the incumbency of the late  Pres. Victoriano D. Tirol, Sr. He also served as councilor of the City of Tagbilaran  during the whole term of Mayor Rolando Butalid until the first term of Mayor Jose Ma. Rocha. The late veteran lawyer is  married to Elizabeth Nuñez  and blessed with seven children, Socorro Leopando-Manalang, Aurora  Leopando-Shiver, Emerald Leopando, Maximo Leopando II, Uriel Leopando, Jr., Erastus Leopando and Zuriel Leopando. His remains lie in state at  his residence in Torero Private Road, Tagbilaran City.  On Thursday afternoon, his body will be brought  to the UCCP Church in...

Fe Villamor vda. de Bantugan, 66

Fe Villamor vda.  de Bantugan, 66     The internment of the late Fe Villamor vda. de Bantugan of Sasa, Davao City, will be held tomorrow at the Buhangin Memorial Park. She succumbed to a heart ailment last March 10. The deceased is the wife of the late Romeo A. Bantugan, brother of Atty. Dandan A. Bantugan, columnist and legal counsel of Bohol News Today. Her remains lie in state at their residence in Mutya Street, Dona Paz Subdivision, Sasa, Davao City. She was 66 year old. The deceased is survived by his son, Roseller and wife Alma, daughter in law Lourdes and daughter Dr. Mirazel and husband Major Leo Buhay of the Philippine Army (PA) and grandchildren.      ...

Fire officer dies

Fire officer dies               TAGBILARAN CITY.- A member of the city fire department succumbed to death last Monday at the Ramiro Community Hospital here. Rodrigo Balane Seplon, 50 years old, was a senior police officer I assigned at the Tagbilaran City Fire Department of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP). He is survived by his bereaved wife, Rachel Cagasan Seplon, budget officer of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) provincial office and their children, Nove, Rodel, Janine and Lesly. His remains now lie in state at their residence in Uptown Housing Project Phase I, Ubujan District this city. Internment will be announced later....

Obituary – Regino A. Cabilla

Obituary – Regino A. Cabilla MARIBOJOC. – Regino Alforque Cabilla, a native of Lincod, Maribojoc died here last Saturday morning due to a lingering illness. Cabilla, 79 years old, had spent most of his time in Manila as a surveyor and a housing development planner. He is survived by his bereaved wife, Corazon whom he begot three children, Boy Rey, Riza and Cheche. His grandchildren are Sheen, Garnet, Yuval and Yuga as well as his brother Luis and sister Consolacion. His remains now lie in state at the family residence in Lincod, Maribojoc. Internment will be announced...

Alejandro “Andoy” B. Escabusa, 78

Alejandro “Andoy” B. Escabusa, 78 BAGACAY, PILAR.- One of the old timer residents here succumbed to death last Saturday night while being admitted in one of the hospitals in Tagbilaran City. Alejandro B. Escabusa, known to his family and friends as “Nong Andoy” died last Saturday evening due to a lingering illness. His remains were brought to his residence here for his wake. He is survived by his children Guillerma and husband P/Supt. Erlinde A. Bantugan (ret); Benjamin and wife Loida; Gina and husbaned Paul Salarda; Susan and husband Kayo; Remedios; Aida and husband Christopher Pernet; Arthur and wife Soling and Evelyn and husband Joel Paterno. Internment will be announced...

Loy Palapos’ interment Saturday

Loy Palapos’ interment Saturday Loy Palapos’ interment Saturday by ARIEL E. FULLIDO A dedicated civic leader, well-admired writer/columnist, radio commentator, beloved professor/teacher and academician and excellent PR man, Loreto Monceda Palapos, fondly called “Sir Loy” by his peers and acquaintances, will be laid to rest on Saturday, February 21, 9 AM, at the Victoria Memorial Park, Taloto Drive, this city. The PR Manager of the Alturas Group of Companies and President of the Bohol Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI), Sir Loy died last Valentine’s Day, February 14, at the Medical City in Ortigas, Pasig, after a lingering bout of diabetes. He is survived by wife Ma. Guadalupe; children Mariella Rhea and Atty. Reynaldo Dizon, Mira Rima and Alhirt Llubit, and Maida Riva and Rainier Jamir; and grandchildren Martin Ricardo, Alessandra Marie, Mita Rahaela, Andre Miko, and Zach. His remains now lie in state at Funeraria Gomez with memorial services and masses scheduled daily at 8 PM. Interment will be on Saturday, February 21, 9 AM, at Victoria Memorial Park, after the requiem mass at St. Joseph Cathedral. The bereaved family expresses their heartfelt gratitude and sincerest appreciation to all who offered masses and prayers, sent flowers and messages of sympathy and who in countless ways condoled with and comforted them in their hour of bereavement. Sir Loy used to write regularly for his well-read column, “Bohol’s Choice Cuts”, in this paper, and anchor a 30-minute public affairs, information, news and commentary radio program at DYRD, “Nangutana Lang…,” which is already 15 years old in the airlanes. He was also very active in different civic organizations, being with the Bohol Jaycees for several...

Bonifacio “Boning” Baquirel, 72

Bonifacio “Boning” Baquirel, 72 MARIBOJOC. – The remains of the late Bonifacio P. Baquirel of Barangay Aliguay this town will be interred this afternoon after a requiem mass at the St. Anthony de Padua alternate church here. Baquirel, an old timer barangay resident of Aliguay died last Feb. 6. His remains lied in state at his temporary residence as an aftermath of the magnitude 7.2 earthquake in 2013. The 72-year old Baquirel is survived by wife, Adela and their children. His remains will be buried at the Maribojoc cemetery after the holy mass which will start at 2pm this...