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Abuyog Hotel opens!

by on May.01, 2011, under Blessings & Inaugurations, Events, Photography, photography gerryruiz, Places

The Abuyog Hotel formally opened its doors to the public in simple inaugural and blessing ceremonies held Eastern Sunday, April 24, 2011.

Abuyog Mayor Octavio “Bebot” Traya and former Represesentative and now Baybay Mayor Carmen Cari led the ribbon cutting ceremony formally opening the new three-storey, P29M project of the Abuyog Local Government Unit (LGU).

Located at the heart of Abuyog near the Public Market and the Municipal Building, the new hotel now provides comfortable accommodation options to guests and travelers traversing the central-eastern region part of Leyte province.

The three-storey landmark showcases a well-refurbished lobby, a restaurant, function rooms, and a rooftop cafe and lounge with a panoramic view of the entire municipality and environs.

For the internet savvy, there’s free high-speed wi-fi web access.

The hotel project was started in 2006 during the time of former Mayor Ofelia Traya initially funded by a P15 million allocation. Another P14 million was released this year for its completion.

The hotel is currently staffed by some 20 local personnel and would be complemented by students taking up Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM) at the Abuyog Community College (ACC).

An added direction further boosting the tourism industry in the area is the LGU’s plan to develop soon a mountain resort in Barangay Balinsasayaw.

The hotel’s promo room tariff ranges from P1,788++ to P2,700++.

For further info, please contact Leyte Gulf Travel & Tours at (053)321-7966 and (053)523-7966. Email: leytegulf@callezaragosa.com

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3rd Oktubafest 2010!

by on Oct.28, 2010, under Events, Oktubafest, Special Events

An Waray Party-list once again produced this year’s tuba festival, aptly billed as the “3rd Oktubafest” last October 23 at the Leyte Park Convention Center, Tacloban City.

Hatched as part of the continuing efforts to promote the region’s cultural heritage and the coconut and the tuba industry in Eastern Visayas, the Octubafest showcased the local coconut wine, tuba.

The day-long affair also featured a photo essay contest, the on-the-spot kawit (tuba container) painting contest,  a tuba wine tasting contest, a cooking contest featuring tuba-infused dish and kotil and several other entertainment numbers.

The festival saw the participation of several municipalities from all over Eastern Visayas with their respective tuba exhibit booths.

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Sheila + Ralph Nuptials

by on Oct.14, 2010, under Photography, Weddings

It was a magical time, a dream come true for Sheila and Ralph!

We had the prenuptial shoot at the beach at Brgy. Telegrafo and at Tadyaw Beach Resort in Tolosa, Leyte last September 17, 2010.

The wedding was solemnized at the Fatima Parish Church at Marasbaras, Tacloban City on October 08, 2010.

Thank you Sheila and Ralph for making us document one of your momentous occasions of your lives!

And may you be showered with more gifts and blessings for all the years to come!

View slideshow presented during the wedding reception:

Ralph Patano – Sheila de la Cruz Nuptials from Gerry Ruiz on Vimeo.

View hi-res photo gallery: http://gerryruiz.callezaragosa.com/p402242077

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“Do I marry him?!!!”

by on Mar.07, 2010, under Events, Weddings

Crucial decision-making.

Nelson, a US Marine of El Salvador descent, pops up the question to Lisa, a Taclobanon.

Now she has to decide…

Prenuptial of Lisa and Nelson at Rafael’s Farm, Babatngon, Leyte on February 21, 2010.

Game over.

They got married earlier this afternoon, March 06.

For life. At Sto. Niño Church.

Congrats to the fun-loving couple! :)

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