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  • Sun Sea And Sky

    People say that the youth is the future. For this small but up-and-coming town in Bohol, the future is bright, thanks to its youthful leader. Jigs Arquiza gets to know the man behind the vision.

    “My family’s love for the people has always been present. We have always had a desire to serve,” explains Nino Rey Boniel, of his decision to run for Mayor of Bien Unido in Bohol in 2007. He then goes on to elaborate that while his dad Cosme “Boy” Boniel was mayor of Bien Unido from 1986 to 1995, his family was not really what most people would consider a dynastic political family. He comm ...

  • Marian Devotees Visit Underwater Statue

    Devotees of the Virgin Mary here, as well as divers, commemorated her birthday yesterday with a solemn prayer at an area in Danajon Bank where her 14-foot statue lies about 80 feet underwater.

    There was a brief fluvial parade attended by Bien Unido residents, mostly coming from the neighboring small islands. Flowers were offered to the Virgin Mary while the "Happy Birthday" was sung. The divers, meanwhile, went underwater to clean the Virgin Mary's statue from algae.

    This was the second time the town held a similar event. During last year's celebration, divers from all over the country p ...

  • The Quiet Charm Of Bien Unido

    It might not be as popular as the islands of Panglao or Pamilacan, or the towns of Sagbayan or Carmen where the famed Chocolate Hills are spread across, but for would-be visitors, it would be difficult to ignore the quiet charm of the municipality of Bien Unido in the northeastern part of Bohol province.

    Bien Unido’s local government unit is currently working on its tourism portfolio, building a mini-hotel set for launching come December during its Hagwa Festival. Prepping up the accommodations makes a good invitation to future tourists, particularly diving enthusiasts, because unknown to ...

  • At Bien Unido BOHOL 30 Divers Join 1st V

    To celebrate the birthday of Mama Mary, at least 30 divers joined the 1st Underwater Pilgrimage to her image, set two years ago at 80 feet under the waters of the Danajon Bank at Bien Unido town in Bohol.

    The project was aimed at inviting more divers in the area with hopes of shooing away illegal fishers.

    Mayor Niño Rey Boniel of Bien Unido said that, since they installed the image of Mama Mary (and one of the Sto. Niño) in 2010, they heard fewer dynamite bombing in the area. He said the locals are by nature faithful to the Virgin Mary and the Holy Child, but considering the vastness o ...