Tagbo Bol-anon, Tibuok Kalibotan (Reunion of Boholanos Around the Globe) that is going to be held on July 21-30, 2006 in Tagbilaran, Bohol is a rare occasion that Boholanos don’t want to miss. As we all knew that one famous trait Boholanos have is they don’t fail to go home just to attend fiestas and Christmas celebration.
The 3rd Tigum Bol-anon sa Tibuok Kalibutan (TBTK) reunion coincide the Sandugo Festival and the Bohol Day Festivities.
The said gathering does not only promote unity among Boholanos but socio-economic empowerment as well.
In fact Boholano OFWs in Saudi Arabia are united not only for social activities but also in socio-economic endeavors. One of them is the Boholano Community in Jeddah whose organization are actively involved in classroom project for our less fortunate barangay public school in Bohol.
In Al Khobar a cooperative was formed named BOWACC (Boholano Overseas Workers Community Credit Cooperative) headed by my friend Mr. Dong Bonite. Now, BOWACC is on their way gaining more members among Boholanos around the Kingdom. This cooperative was primarily set up in preparation for its members eventual return to our homeland.
It shows that IJA IJA, AHO AHO is a wrong perception that others think and therefore concluded as a mere joke to Boholanos like me.
I just want to convey my heartfelt appreciation to Bohol Governor Erico Aumentado for the near completion of the Bohol Circumferential Road Improvement Project that will link Tagbilaran City to Ubay town. This particular project will also attract tourists coming to the province to see beauty spots in municipalities specially the Anda Peninsula where white beaches can be seen.
In behalf of the Boholanos in Saudi Arabia, MY WARM CONGRATULATIONS! To Betty Veloso Garcia, the Chairperson of this years TBTK, and to all members of the TBTK Steering Committee.