Growing Up In Maribojoc.....

by Catalina M. Ruaya
(Bloomington, Minnesota, USA)


Hello everyone my family petname is Taling sounds like a truly Boholana name...But my full name is Catalina.


I was born in Maribojoc on 1960..I live in Maribojoc until I was about 9 years old and was raised mainly by my old maid and very religious Aunt.

I can still remember fondly the every night holy rosary we prayed with my Aunt and older sister's leading on it until I fall asleep reciting the litany of its mystery.

Though I have not live in Maribojoc for my entire life. I always love Maribojoc and considered it my birthtown.

Growing up I go to school at Sta. Cruz Elementary School which is just a stone throw away from St. Vincent Ferrer Parish Church which picture was shown above.

My father which I fondly called "Tatay" always take us for a walk at the beach by the sea below the church, I still remember the many walks I had with my Tatay and picking up seashell at the same time.....

I MISS THOSE DAYS BUT I STILL REMEMBER MARIBOJOC VERY FONDLY though I haven't visited my birthtown for almost 30 years now....

I am now living in the United States of America in the State of Minnesota.... so you can just imagine how I missed the tropical climate of the Philippines but most especially the beaches of Bohol and the old town charm of my birthtown Maribojoc...

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Aug 22, 2010
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I Really Miss Tatay
by: Anonymous

I really miss Tatay with your story...Tatay was so fond walking around the town with his children. I also remember when I was little when he took me for a walk around Cebu City...

Maribojoc will be the always the place I call home...my birth and retirement place.

Aug 22, 2010
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I Really Miss Tatay
by: Corazon Ruaya Gupana

I really miss Tatay with your story...He was so fond of walking around the town with his children. I also remember him, showing me around Cebu City.

Aug 13, 2010
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nicely done
by: Djo

We will visit Bohol as soon as you get here tita =)

Aug 13, 2010
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Nice .......
by: virgie

Nice piece but too short. You hardly scraped the surface of what it is like to grow up in Maribojoc. But I can sense your love for the place.

Aug 12, 2010
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Very good Catalina
by: Steve

How I wish I Can Travel to Maribojoc with you.

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