Today's update on the typhoon Yolanda that hit Central Philippines including Bohol last Friday has projected the death toll to over 10,000. It is indeed very depressing to read this. The inhabitants of Central Philippines specialty in Tacloban, Leyte need our help. Let us forget for a moment this depressing news and listen to the following video to give us hope and pray that there will not be another storm as destructive as Yolanda.*
Last month earthquake in Bohol had place the town of Looc in the world's map again. Prior to this catastrophic natural disaster, Looc, Bohol has been known because of its award winning children choir(LCC). The following video shows some of the songs that made the choir known over the world. The LCC was composed of 26 children ages 10 to 13 from the Loboc Central Elementary School
In 2003, the choir was presented by the Metropolitan Museum of Manila in a series of concert tours in Europe dubbed "TUBO: A Musical Journey for Heritage and Peace."
The Choir garnered two major awards at the Europe and its Songs 6th International Folksong Choir Festival, held in Barcelona, Spain, from September 17 to 21, 2003. The LCC rated 97.5 points which earned it the First prize with a Gold Medal in the Children's Choir category. The international jury likewise awarded the Loboc Children's Choir the Europe and its Songs 2003 Cup for having achieved the overall highest mark in all categories, surpassing the marks of twelve other international choirs.
* A storm named Zenaida is projected to reach the Philippines in the next three days. I hope it will be milder and less fierce as its sister Yolanda. Let us hope and pray, it will not pass Central Philippines again.
Planning to Retire Soon!
If you are planning to retire in the Philippines soon, I suggest you visit several excellent websites on pro's and cons of retiring in the Philippines. However if you want to retire in the provinces, where life is simple, standard of living cheaper, less traffic congestion and pollution, availability of fresh seafood and vegetables compared to the big cities, my island province is the place for you! If this is your first time in my site, welcome. Please do not forget to read the latest national and international news in the right side bar of this blog. Some of the photos and videos on this site, I do not own. However, I have no intention on the infringement of your copyrights. The photo above is the front yard of Chateau Du Mer-Our Retirement Home in Boac, Marinduque, Philippines