A Manila based friend of mine in Facebook posted photos of a band, then the name of the band written on the description hit me – Franco. My memory brought me back about a decade, I remember there used to be a “grunge sound” Cebu based band whose singer’s voice I admired. It was named Frank, and the singer’s name was still vivid in my mind – Franco.
My friend obviously liked this band based on his comments on Facebook. Then I searched about the band, it gets majority of good reviews, in Youtube, most of the comments are positive.
Listen to Franco’s “Next Train Out”.
To know more about the band, visit EverythingCebu, it has a short article about Franco.
Buenaventura Rodriguez, a native of Cebu, was a renowned playwright, journalist, stage actor and a distinguished politician.
He was one of the more recognized dramatists in the Sugbuhanon dialect. He wrote the play, El Muñeco Roto which was performed by the Compañia de Zarzuela Española in 1915. A noted writer and politician from Cebu, Manuel Briones, believed that another play by Rodriguez entitled El Mal se Aprende was a spiritual event.
In 1937, Buenaventura Rodriguez was elected as governer of Cebu.
In 1940, his play La Adjusta Leja de la Vaguada was made into movie.
He was also recipient of the Premio Zobel in 1924 for his novel La Pugna.
I got this photo of Sotero Cabahug from a painting hanged on the wall of Cebu Capitol Building in Osmena Boulevard.
Son of a farmer, he was born on April 22, 1891 in Mandaue City, Cebu.
For his collegiate education he went to the then Colegio Seminario de San Carlos in Cebu City and San Juan de Letran College and University of Santo Tomas in Manila.
Sotero Cabahug served as Cebu Governor from 1934 to 1937. He also held a number of positions in Mandaue City, Cebu and nationally. In Cebu he was a Deputy Provincial Fiscal (1918–1919), Municipal Councilor (1920–1925), Acting Municipal President (1928–1931), Representative, 2nd District of Cebu (1931–1934).
He became National Defense Secretary (1954- 1956) under the regime of Carlos P. Garcia.
I had a reunion dinner with former officemates at The Outpost in Nivel Hills Lahug. OneÂ lady ex-office mate went out for a while, then when she came back, Lalai Lim was with her. Lalai is the bassist of Urbandub.