Live Healthy and Live Longer!


A healthy lifestyle becoming a habit for many, is a tall order.  And with a dozen or more excuses to lean on to, it is indeed difficult to make lifestyle changes. When one gets to be frequently under the weather, has sleep issues, a cloudy mind, (feel free to add more), pretending that you’re okay, isn’t okay anymore.

So if you feel unhealthy, don’t despair.  Sulking in the corner only hurts you more. It is never too late to make that change- big, positive change.  Take a step in the right direction – a healthy lifestyle begins with just a few simple lifestyle changes:

  1. Eat the colors of the rainbow – leafy greens and fruits in all hues. The more color on your plate, the better. And don’t forget whole grains and other healthy options in your diet.
  2. Stay in shape by doing exercises regularly. Even an office setting is no excuse for not burning those calories you’ve just loaded an hour ago.
  3. Drinks lots of water and skip those fizzy and sugary drinks. Water refreshes and doesn’t add any calories to your system.
  4. Get enough rest. Studies show people who get enough slumber are more likely not to be overweight.
  5. Quit smoking and give your lungs a break. And if you’re worried about hypertension and diabetes, less salt and sugar in your food intake are the way to go.

Now that you’re clued-in, it is time to live healthy and live longer!


Ino of Sibulan Cavaliers Team bags top prize in Tandayag Motorized Banca Racing

Fisherfolks and banca racers,  with cheering crowds of supporters, friends, family members, wives and girlfriends included,  headed to Isiw, in North Tandayag, Amlan to join in today’s  Sts. Peter and Paul – Tandayag Motorized Banca Racing.  Banca racing is an all-time favorite among fisherfolks here, and being a coastal barangay,  a sizable group of men still compete in this kind of event.

Danilo Sienes, an active member of the Tandayag Fisherfolks Association and lead organizer in today’s event said, the hosting was finally realized with participating teams coming from various barangays and towns in the province, albeit the minor glitches the committee faced.  Originally scheduled on the feast day of the patron saints of Tandayag on June 29, the event was pushed back to a later date due to hosting issues.

Mid-afternoon when the tide was its highest, and the weather was hot and humid, racers were called, briefed and were asked to draw their lots.  Immediately after that, racers revved up the engines in their souped-up bancas decked out in jazzy decals.  While waiting for their turns, some did test runs around the makeshift race track marked with white buoys.

Kagawad Jojame Barrera did a wonderful job of hosting the program, with some barangay kagawads in attendance, notably the very active Viven Reasol.  Top prize went to Ino of Sibulan Cavaliers Team.  The event wrapped up as the horizon was already showing ominous signs of what could be a heavy downpour.  

Special thanks to the corporate sponsors (full list to be made public soon), LGU-Amlan headed by Mayor Gino dela Cruz, as well as to MR Pro Audio, who provided party music the whole afternoon for free. 



Amlan gears up for July’s Wayboga Festival 2017

municipio.jpegAfter weeks of brainstorming, the Wayboga Festival 2017 working committee presented before the Municipal Anti-Smoking Council, together with various stakeholders, the planned activities for this year’s event.  Not much has changed, but the good news that came out during the meeting was the increase in the budget allocation for the participating contingents, coming from the four high school campuses.  A new event was added, the Quiz Bowl, where eight junior and senior high school teams will battle it out for cash prizes and top honors.