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Laong nila an taga Tago kuno para-away pero hanugay. Mamingawuni naman ganahani mandahap-dahap nan notisya. Naman ini na pabyon inhimo para kita na mga Tagon-on magkasinusihay, magka-binayluay nan mga gilaong, nan notisya, nan kaayuhan.
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 Post subject: Rayna-raynahan
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I don’t know how monarchies choose their queen or how a queen bee is chosen as a two-day old larva, all I know is that in the 70s, Tago chose its queen through a rayna-raynahan.

Done usually during summer vacation, rayna-raynahan was an elaborate process, one that called for a brilliant strategy. Somebody would call a meeting among cliques in the neighborhood. Usually this was done in the afternoon at the old buwangan in Purok Tambis where it was said that Bingbong Crisology once shot a man to death in the 60s, or in the evening at the old tiangge where quorom was declared on top of empty tables.

Choosing the queen wannabes from each group was a long winding process because everybody would be timid, at first, to accept the nomination to be queen. But once settled, the next thing to determine was the currency. Consensus played a major role in this because everybody was wary that this or that group might have a good stash of this or that currency. But usually it was a choice among three things like this---

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and this---

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Amassing currency would start early the next day and last for two weeks max.

Before embarking on a treasure hunt, our group would meet to strategize: one group would go to Duma-duma, another to the restaurants that lined at the backwaters in the old tiangge, others to Bongtud, some would look under the wood-slatted approach of those sari-sari stores that began from Civa Pharmacal all the way to Bol-anon stores and Insik Dencio’s. In short, our group would scour Tago for the much sought after sarsa, putos nan sigarilyo or kinlaw nan sigarilyo!

Every time Papa tagged me along to a court hearing at the Court of First Instance in Tandag, I would slip out and comb the neighboring area for currencies. And later, when his client would treat us for snacks at Bautista Cool Spot, I'd turn into a frog, hopping from one table to another gathering caps.

Some of the cigarette wrappers were crumpled, in which case we had to press it with plantsa! Some were soggy, in which case we dried them in the sun like laundry!

Every night we’d pool the day’s find at our candidate’s house. But because I was wary that there might be a mole in our group, nobody, except me and our candidate, knew of the exact amount of our combined currency. Moreover, unbeknown to our group mates, I had currencies stashed in a secret false floor in our home that I intended to make public seconds before the last canvassing would start.

Yes, rayna-raynahan to me was all about crafting a winning strategy!

As the rayna-raynahan gained “lip” mileage, the parents of the candidates would join the currency hunt. My group mates would continue to loiter around restaurants and sari-sari stores, ready to snap at sarsa, putos nan sigarilyo or kinlaw nan sigarilyo. On my part, I would play taksi and because I was adept at it, I would have winnings that went directly to my stash at home.

When the first canvassing came, groups would play it safe by putting just enough currencies into the box. Ditto in the second canvassing. But in the third canvassing, skies would open and sarsa, putos nan sigarilyo or kinlaw nan sigarilyo! would come in great deluge!

And when our candidate would win, which was often, we’d shout for joy! Ahhhh, victory never tasted so sweet.

It was in one of these rayna-raynahan that a blogger childhood friend had became queen! And here she is---

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Yes, that’s HER MAJESTY QUEEN SAPA_ALASKA-1 with her escort, laomi magallanes.

I remember sapa_alaska wear an ingenious white gown made of crepe paper, yes, crepe paper! Her cape was also made of crepe paper bedecked with cigarette silver cut-outs. Her crown was made of cardboard (actually linangkat na poster nan Chesterfield) covered with cigarette silver. (Or was it for another queen? Susan Montero, perhaps?)

We had torch parade and we were happy and the world never felt more beautiful!

Sapa_alaska’s coronation was held at the old tiangge with tables as her stage and sani as backdrop. Mr. David Patrimonio and Mrs. Iluminacion Saba crowned her. Homages were given by Pingping Dulabay belting out “Granada” (or was it “Paper Roses?”) and Flora Pontevedra and her back-up dancers gyrating to the tune of “Knock Three Times on the Ceiling if You Want Me” (or was it “ Peggy Sue?”)

And by the stage we stood, gazing at sapa_alaska, regal and beaming with pride and honor.

Truly that was a memory that until now continues to sparkle in my mind. It’s just too bad that Tago doesn’t make queens anymore.

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 Post subject: rayna lalay laurente
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K-spy,

i remember at one time ya konsorte isab taraw ako pero bukot bukot dili haw pang bigtime like gym or fmes stage, kundi ad-on ka maruya tungod nan bay. an rayna si lalay laurente ako taraw an konsorte. si agrefina ( sis ni judstump )bagan an segunda rayna. ako garo an konsorte ni rayna agrefina pero wara ako sugot kay dili sa siya an primera rayna( ga pa presyo baya taraw). raynahonon gayud baya inin si sapa kay tan-awa amo da sa gayud taraw nan tinood. amo ini an rayna na way gingharian.hay lamang , pagkatam-is dumdumon.thx for bringing back those days.


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sugz,

wow, partisipante kaw sa baya nan bukot-bukot na rayna-raynahan. haha

balitaw mo patay gayud si sapa_alaska kay sige sa iton ka rayna.
hu, yadi na kay sab siya.

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si dr. dodie salas an iya konsorte. yaon yaka chaleco ka batch ta sugz,
si junjun "kano" herrera, who's now with United Nations.
tapos yaon galinambid sa kilid na yaka shorts bagan
si albert guda. An ga korona bagan si ex-mayor liloy salas
and mrs. risma na lola na otot-otot.

strange, but i don't remember this.


tapos yadi pay isa---

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inin konsorte yaton na kuman sa california, si allan baldemor. hahaha
tapos an iya pares, si josie luna-montero, kinakusgan sa town hall kuman.
hurot ini sila duha mga ka-batch ni sapa_alaska.

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(Re-posted pic of Rayna-raynahan)

Sibuling crowned as Reyna Elena in Flores De Mayo late 70's.

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sibs,

kasosyali taraw nan imo "iskepter" laong pa ni _____________ (di ako magsaba!),
amo da san bomba sa kasilyas. hahahaha joke.

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K-Spy, thank you. Ay ka mingaw...

Sibs/Saps, dili ma lalis mga blue blood Tagon-on gayod kamo. :-D

K-Spy, lamii an ato mga kaagi nan mga bata pa kita amo? Grade 2 & 3 didto sa Tigao an amo himo-on na kwarta dahon nan kalipayan. Tapos mag negotiate kami kon pila an value. Mas gwuapo an kolor mas dako an value basta mga upaw lagi intawon an mga kalipayan.

May amo isab sinsilyo na bunga nan kahoy dapit sa HE (home economics :-D ) building na baho nan langto tawag kapi loyloy.

An modaug na rayna, an korona puro buwak na adto sab namo pangawata sa eskuylahan kon dili gani adto dapit sa menteryo mga saging-saging na lain-lain an kolor.

Di kolentas kami nan dahon nan kalebre na ag bali-balion yaon alternate balitaw pag bali tapos an palis will hold it together dumdum kaw? An dahon amoy pendant. An amo kokohon papiletan nan kinusi na buwak nan saging-saging.

Waray amo "venue" (for lack of a better word) sa coronasyon. Basta kon hain kami mag dait-dait amo yaon an amo "hood" for the day. An amo rayna dili kon "Her Majesty" and amo tawag inday uno adto bagan rayna ba or perlas ng silangan or kadagatan I can't remember.

Two names I'll never forget from Tigao, Agnes Piniaranda (spell check pls) and Diride Laurente.

Kon madudumna laya na isab an amo mga kwarta astan korona, dissipate na kami iya-iya nan uli. :-D

Balitaw amo? The games we played, the stuff we'd used cost next to nothing but the memory last a lifetime.

Again thank you for bringing this piece of my old life back :-D

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abb,

oo agaw amo? =P~ amo say kulintason yaon dahon nan kalibre na sumpayon nan gihay para ma-lock. tapos pispisanay taraw an dahon para pendant. iton sa gly ag isab managpakurong gamit gihapon an dahon nan kalibre.

yaon kape loyloy amo yaon an ag mamunga ngad-on mismo sa kapun-an nan iya kahoy na lawas? na bagan yellow or orange an color? amo sa bagan yaon an ag namo himoon na turumpo. tusukon namo yaon nan barbecue stick haw patuyokon. pinustahay dayon haw sinoy dugay ma patay!

kami sa una haw manag dait an amo kwarta yaon mga buak na pinggan. manglagatak da lagi haw amo na taraw ibutang an halin sa lata nan FITA na amoy amo kaja de yero.

tapos enjoyi mag takos nan afritada na ginutay-gutay na gumamela. naaaaa, an sabaw lagi taraw nan yaon uwil-uwilan na nan kalandug. an di gayud mahalin na putahe an ahito kay mabahu-i.

kuman wara nay gayud magdait astan mag rayna-raynahan.

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K-Spy,

Bagan yaon paga laong mo "tam-i-san" na kahoy. An iya bonga ag mag poron amoda nan ubas? pero yaon sa lawas. Ag kan-on nan mga lang-gam tamsi in particular kon hinog na?

An bonga nan kapi loyloy amoda nan yadton flowering tree na tawag cabalyero gani sa Falcon nan una. Mamowak yaon beautiful flowers in pink and orange tapos an bonga similar in shape nan bonga nan kalamongay pero lapad-lapad. Amodan snow peas but longer. Kon imo lugson pag abre kon green pa baho nan langto.

Gada ako nan liso nan cabalyero yadton dapit sa science building balitaw ako paga patubo sa bay. Aduy dakoi nakay yadto galing kay ila paga utod just recently. Handumanan ko garo yadto nan Falcon. ](*,) #-o Sin-o adton science teacher ta? Papa na Boytret? 8-[

Yadi iton ahito ngadi (annuals) tawag marigold bisan kon e sale sa Home depot dili ko gayud paliton hahaha... An gumamela isab yadi pero an tawag Hibiscus, rosal yadi tawag nila gardenia. petonia isab yadi ngadi pink and white. Mga annuals kay patay sa pagka winter. Unless sa sud nila nan bay.

OO mingawon ako sa ato K-Spy kon summer na kit-an ko ini na mga buwak.

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abb,

lain yaon bunga nan kahoy na paga laong ko. basta mag lampuyot sab yaon sila sa kapun-an nan dako-dako na kahoy. bagan dili mokaon an tamsi nan bunga nan yaon na kahoy. ma amli isab taraw usahay inin tamsi. =P~

sa iyo siguro si yo cente portillo an iyo teacher, pero sa amo na time si illego ibanez na, uncle ni judstump.

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Two names I'll never forget from Tigao, Agnes Piniaranda (spell check pls) and Diride Laurente.




Abb,

Agnes Penaranda. I knew her. Dormmate kami sa Davao. One time ga-iban kami pag-uli.


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abb & bads,

and so the much vaunted theory on "six degrees of separation" is true?

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K-SPY, PASTILAN MAG SA DAYON AKO MINGAWON MAGDUMDUM KAY AKO ISAB NAADI MAUMOTI MANHANAP NAN ITON SARSA HASTAN PUTOS NAN SIGARILYO PARA SA RAYNA - RAYNAHAN TAPOS AN SUHOL SA AMO NAN YADTO PASAYAWON DAYON KAMI HAW MAG KORONASYON NA. KAY MAHILIGAY SA TARAW AKO SA UNA MAG KURADANG.

ADUY FIRST TIME KO INI NA PAG POST NGANHI BASIN WARA MAGKA DI AMO ANHIN AKO TRABAHO MAKA PESOS AKO INI KAN MR. ADMIN.


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welcome home toyang! :roll

ay-ay 'yang, dayang gayud ako na inka-anawan na kaw tapos dayon mo taraw ka patik nganhi na pabyon.

sa una lugar ag sa kaw gayud mag saguyod nan mga lata astan botilya, tapos ad-on kaw magpahimarunda sa karaan na tiangge. kami lugar nan yaon mag sunod sunod kanimo pero halayu-ay da. tapos haw ling-on mo kami, magpurhagan kamin kabad nan kalisang. =P~

na hala 'yang tagad ga lucid interval pa kaw, pagpanghimpatik na dayon nganhi.

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Bwahahahahahahahahahaha de kulintas pa gayud ako nan sarsa.


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'yang,

di ba "last cousin" (as opposed to "first cousin") mo si ofelia? besame, besame mucho........ :wink

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