Saturday, August 27, 2005

Lukso Happy 2

Here are the pictures from the Lukso Happy 2 Skateboarding Competition, held on August 18, 2005 at the Baler Municipal Plaza. All pictures provided by Engr. Eric Andal, the event organizer.

The venue: Baler Municipal Plaza. Parking space by day, skate park by night.

Aaron Sanchez, 5-0 Grind

Aaron Sanchez, Smith Grind

Edsel Bernardinao, Judge.

Jason Santiago of Mendiola Crew, Head Judge.

Jeffrey Quiambao, Boardslide.

Jesse "Chino" Pimentel, 5-0 Grind.

Jesse "Chino" Pimentel, 50-50 Grind.

Junar Tangson, 5-0 Grind.

Junar Tangson, Ollie Challenge.

Kevin Omaña, Cannoball down the stage.

Kevin Omaña, Ollie Challenge.

Angelo Torres, Second Runner-Up.

Justin Angara, First Runner-Up.

Benedict Moral, Champion

The Lukso Happy Crew.

The Champion, receiving his prize from Gov. Bellaflor Angara-Castillo and Mayor Arthur Angara, the event sponsors.


Thursday, August 25, 2005

GJ Update

This is GJ, two weeks short of his second birthday on September 3. Calling all the ninongs and ninangs ;-)

San Luis

I guess my clout ends at the Baler-San Luis border. I tried to cover the Ms. San Luis thing last Aug 23 but i was too far the people on the stage were smaller than the fingers on my outstretched hands. It started when a voiceover introduced the emcee which turned out to be the same voiceover guy. Later the production number was announced and the candidates walked onstage, stood for 2 minutes stretched their hands and did a little shake for about five seconds then stood for another 2 minutes before leaving the stage. What a number! I left before the swimsuit portion ended but not before noticing that the San Luis candidates are more beautiful than their Baler counterparts. I later learned that the candidate from Ditumabo won.

This is how the entrance of the San Luis Municipal Hall looks like during the entire fiesta week.

The Sabutan attire portion. I noticed some were recycled from the Baler event.

That's how far i was from the stage. No VIP tickets for Batangbaler in San Luis.

The swimsuit thingy.

The Sabutan Festival parade happened the next morning. No dayoff for me, so no pictures.

Sunday, August 21, 2005


Here are the pictures of the Parada on August 19. I was lucky to catch it since it started on schedule. Hmmm... good sign.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Thursday, August 18, 2005

The Night

The winner is Candidate No. 5, Ms. Erika Friginal from Brgy. Sabang. She is the tallest and the thinnest candidate. With her is last year's Ms. Baler, Ella Belle Flores.

The other winners Ms. Gretchen La Madrid (left), First Runner-Up and Ms. Joanne Rutaquio (right) Second Runner-up.