Monday, June 27, 2005

Kalantiao Inducts Officers

Dr. Ambrosio R. Villorente, a former Director of Agricultural Training Institute, DA was installed as charter president of Kalantiao Toastmasters Club during a very solemn but enjoyable Charter Presentation and 1st Installation of Officers and Induction Ceremonies.
The affair was held in the La Esperanza Hotel, Kalibo, Aklan on May 27, 2005 at 7:00 o’clock in the evening.
Kalantiao Toastmasters Club (KTC) was chartered on March 10, 2005 by Toastmasters International. At present, KTC has 22 chartered members. The club expects membership will increase in one year time.
KTC is so named Kalantiao Toastmasters Club in honor of Datu Bendahara Kalantiaw, a man who promulgated a set of codified laws which was used to govern ancient Filipinos in Panay. Kalantiaw was the third chief of Aklan who history reveals was just and wise.
Dr. Gregorio Zaoide’s researches pointed that the real name of Kalantiaw as Lakan Tiaw. In native term, Lakan means “chief of rulers” while Tiaw means “chief of brief speech”. In the Visayan traditions, Kalantiaw was born about 1410 A.D., the only son of Rajah Bendahara Gulah, ruler of Aklan, one of the three kingdoms of ancient Panay.
In his very brief inaugural speech, Villorente strongly emphasized the three pronged objectives of Toastmasters Club which are “Better, Listening, Better Thinking and Better Speaking”. He added another which is “Better Doing”. He concluded by saying that Toastmasters aim to eliminate glossophobia, the fear in public speaking.
District Governor Michael Angelo A. Chua presented the Charter to President Ambrosio R. Villorente. The charter members were presented by CTM Leo G. Cuachon, Area 31 Governor. DTM Alan S. Olmilla inducted the charter members. DTM Elisa G. Tay did the “charging” of charter officers. The officer being charged is asked to step in front. His duties and responsibilities are recited after which the officer being charged is asked, “will you do them?” The answer must be, “Yes, I will”. After the charging, ATM Felisa S. Justiniani installed the officers.
Dr. Benny A. Palma, president of Aklan State University delivered his first ever shortest speech of seven minutes. Though short, it was comprehensive and meaningful. District Governor Chua in his message discussed the rationale of Toastmasters Club formation and the rest that will happen to the members. Dr. Palma was introduced by TM Mario Balandra while District Governor Chua was presented by TM Nynn Arwena Tamayo.
TM Edna Gonzales gave the welcome remarks, TM Ramona S. Magayanes did the Herald’s Call and MS. Toni Ann T. Santamaria, the Doxology. TM Cynthia C. Dela Cruz introduced the visiting guests. CTM Megs Lunn is the Toastmaster of the Evening. The program ended with the exchange of gifts. /MP

Saturday, June 18, 2005


It is compulsory for the KTMC officers to attend JULY 24, 2005 (Sunday), 1st Round of Division D Training for this year at Iloilo City. Venue to be announce later. It is usually a half day training. Members are welcome to join and attend for learning purposes and educate yourself more about Toastmasters. Please contact CTM Megs for more details of the matter and we would be happy if any member would offer transportation so we could all go together at once. Thank you in advance. Good speakers awaits you, and surprises, too! Di ba incoming DG Elisa? hehehe

Everyone are also invited on July 23, 2005 to the joint Division D Installation of Officers, Sugarland, Bacolod City.

KTMC would like to extend our best wishes to KAUSWAGAN TOASTMATERS CLUB on their charter presentation this coming June 25, 2005. Goodluck and welcome to the family!!!


Congratulations to the following fellow KTMC who successfully passed their Manual Projects:

TM Botoy Villorente (MP#1 & 2), TM Mario (MP #1 & 2) TM Mona (MP #1),
TM Buddy (MP#2) and TM Rosela (MP #1).
Goodluck to TM Cynthia, TM Felma and TM Eilleen for their MP#1 next meeting, July 2, 2005.

Please attend next meeting and win a prize (potted plant and 1 layer cake for raffle), bring a guest, too. More power to KTMC!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005


By: ATM-G Elisa G. Tay
There are a million and one reasons why we joined Toastmasters…
Share these “why?” with others …
Invite them to join in your journey to excellence!

1) LEARN – Many dislike being taught but everyone likes to get smarter. Many are lazy to sit down and write speeches but everyone likes to look good in front of an audience. Learn interesting speaking techniques and strategies that will give you confidence in an enjoyable, non-competitive atmosphere.
2) GROW – Fearful of public speaking? Conquer it with a smile. Need to improve communication skills? This is the place to practice. Have great ideas to share? Make sure the message gets across with Toastmasters. Prepared speeches and impromptu opportunities let you move at your own pace.
3) GAIN – Toastmasters will help you professionally. Whether or not you are in sales, the positive effects will soon become apparent in your workplace. Whether you are in education or not, the speaking exposure will be a bonus. Whether you are a housewife or not, it allows you a platform to share your thoughts. Plus, membership looks great on a resume.
4) VALUE – The cost is very nominal. Often employers will the dues, knowing it will make you a better employee. The well organized one to at least two-hour meetings does not rob you of precious time.
5) PEOPLE – The social aspects are quite rewarding. You make new friends from a wide variety of backgrounds, abilities, and interests. It is a cost effective way to meet people and to network, and in the process hone your public speaking skills. Taking your turn evaluating other speeches gives you great diplomacy skills.
6) REWARD – Toastmasters can open the door to many other events. You will have access to seminars, competitions, and resources that will help you become a better communicator. In the end raising the bar of one’s confidence is immeasurable pleasure.
7) PRIDE – Our local chapter is a unique group of individuals who help each other in a positive, supportive environment. Every time you deliver a speech, react to table topics, or evaluate you share in the pride of doing well. Linking Toastmasters International will serve as a portal no matter how far you want to go.



It was so dark that cold December night while going to Kabankalan that he almost did not see the middle-aged lady stranded on the side of the road. He could see that she needed help. So he pulled up his motor bike in front of her Mercedes and approached her. Even with the smile on his face, she was worried fearing that he was a member of the New People’s Army. They take helpless people as hostage and demand ransom money from the family. Sometimes they rape or kill their victims. He looked dangerous, poor and hungry. He could see that she was frightened standing out there in the cold. He knew how she felt and recognized the chill that only fear can produce.

“I’m here to help you, senora. Why don’t you wait in the car where it’s warm? By the way my name is Miling.”

All she had was a flat tire but he had to crawl under the car looking for a place to put the jack skinning his knuckles twice. Soon he was able to change the tires but he had to get dirty and his hands hurt. As he was tightening up the lug nuts, she rolled down the window and began to talk to him. She told him that she was from Dumaguete and was coming home after a day of shopping in Bacolod. She couldn’t thank him enough for coming to her aid. Miling just smiled as he closed the trunk of the car. She asked how much she owed him and any amount would have been all right with her. She already imagined all the awful things that could have happened had he stopped.

Miling never thought twice about being paid. This was not a job to him. This was helping someone in need and God knows there were many who had helped him in the past. He had lived his whole life that way and it never occurred to him to act any other way. He told her that if she really wanted to pay him back, the next time she saw someone who needed help she could give that person the assistance they needed and Miling added, “And think of me.” He waited until she started her car and drove off. It had been a cold and depressing day but he felt good as he headed home, disappearing into the twilight.

When she reached Bais the lady saw a small restaurant. She went in planning to eat arroz caldo and drink coffee to take the chill off before she returned to Dumaguete. Outside were two old gas pumps. The whole scene was unfamiliar to her. The waitress came over and brought a clean towel wipe her wet chair. She had a sweet smile, one that even being on her feet for the whole day could not erase. The lady noticed that she was eight months pregnant, but she never let the strain and aches changer her attitude. She wondered how someone who had so little could be so giving and nice to a stranger. Then she remembered Miling. After the lady finished her meal and the waitress went to get her change for her one hundred-peso bill, the lady slipped right out the door.

She was gone by the time the waitress came back. The waitress wondered where the lady could be. Then she noticed something written on the napkin under which were three P1, 000.00 bills. There were tears in her eyes when she read what the lady wrote: “You don’t owe me anything. I have been there too. Somebody once helped me out, the way I’m helping you. If you really want to pay me back, here is what you do: Do not let this chain of love end with you. PASS IT ON.” Well, there were tables to clear, sugar bowls to fill, and people to serve but the waitress made it though another day. That night when she got home from work and climbed into bed, she was thinking about the money and what the lady had written. How could the lady have known so much she and her husband needed it? With the baby due next month, it was going to be hard. She knew how worried her husband was, and as he lay sleeping next to her, she gave him a soft kiss and whispered soft and low. “Everything’s going to be alright. I love you Miling!” (ATM-B GIL "Babydoc" OCTAVIANO, Division D Best Table Topics Speaker, Bacolod Square & Compass TMC)

The Engagement! Philip asking TM Connie to marry the latter, at Saltimbuca Bar, Bacolod City. We will miss you TM Connie. Goodluck in your journey to UK. Best wishes, too! From all of us here at KTMC.Posted by Hello

2004 Division D Officer's Training. Gov. Mike Chua, the good looking of them all at the center with Kalantiao TMC new members and fello Toastmasters from BSCTMC & Riverside TMC, Bacolod City. Posted by Hello

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Attention Fellow KTMC!

URGENT! To enable to make KALANTIAO WEBSITE more attractive, you may email me your short profile (with photo, better) . Just don't have to give any information you do not wish to devulge. It is your freedom not to do so, though. Thank you!


Bravo TM Mona Magayanes and TM Rosela Senatin for your very interesting ICEBREAKER last June 4, 2005, during it's 9th KTMC regular meeting. See you all next meeting June 18, 2005, same time and place. Smile!

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Welcome Fellow Toastmasters

Welcome Fellow Toastmasters! Here's another way of expressing yourself. Enjoy and get blogging hehehe Enjoy the Toastmasters Journey, goodluck to all and keep our club movin' okey? Always SMILE!