Si anhing Nong Tining Romea ug iyang asawa (nga buhi ug abtik pa) mga lumad nga taga Napo, Loon, Bohol nga nag balay sa Maribojoc tungod kay nakapalit sila og property diha sa inyo. Mao kini ang hinungdan ngano nga walay tagsulat o historian sa Maribojoc nga moangkon kaniya nga Maribocjanon tungod kay nasayod sila kabahin niini. Kaliwat kana sila og Relampagos (lumad pud taga Loon) kay ang inahan ni Nong Tining, Relampagos man ang apelyido. Ang usa niya ka igsoon nga si Teodosia naminyo og Luminarias, ang usa (nakalimot ko sa ngalan) naminyo og Orano. Duna pa siyay brother nga gianggaan og Lolo, naminyo og Salinas-Estrada, ig-agaw magtagsa ni Mayor Salinas sa Catigbian. Ang mga Salinas taga Loon pud.
Here are some information regarding the late Justino ‘Ning’ R. Romea: composer of the Bohol Hymn or "Awit sa Bohol" and many school anthems. He is best remembered for the love song "Ako Kang Paabuton", the folk song "Sa Daplin sa Baybayon" as well as most of the songs featured in the annual ‘drama’ presentations in his native Napo for which he served as writer, director and musical arranger.
Additional information regarding his father, Bernardo "Leon" Vidal Romea: Rondalla Trainer; Scriptwriter, Director and Musical Arranger for the "Drama" in Napo. Bernardo or "Pantaleon" or "Leon", as he was more popularly known, was born on March 12, 1895 in Barangay Napo to spouses Marcelo (Oyong Eloy) and Maria (Oyang Iyay) Vidal, a second wife. His grandparents were Domingo Romea and Cecilia Ordubanes of Barangay Taytay. After completing his elementary education and first year of high school, the latter at Bohol High School, he qualified for a teaching post, a feat in those days. On June 16, 1910, at age 15, he was appointed temporary teacher in Loon. A few years later, he passed the teachers' examinations and went on to become principal for 19 years. Romea's command of the English language was grammatically flawless. He bought American books and subscribed to local English magazines (e.g. Free Press, Graphics, etc.) hoping that his children would love or develop the habit of reading. They indeed became bookworms and their communication skills improved. His passion for music was such that he composed songs, organized rondallas wherever he was assigned in his teaching career, and promoted and participated in competitions. This went on even through his retirement years. He could skillfully play any of the string instruments in the rondalla but was at his best with the banduria. Romea was keen in distinguishing the slightest discord that at times during rondalla rehearsals, he would suddenly wave a hand for a pause just to tune up a dissonant instrument. Romea was also called a "dramaturgo" for he wrote and directed stage plays or "drama" which always served as the culminating feature of the barrio fiesta celebration in Napo. In fact, he is acknowledged as the original playwright, director and composer–musical arranger of Napo’s stage plays that are now mounted on May 25 of each year without fail. It is believed that Napo holds the record of staging the longest running series of annual plays in Bohol, if not the whole country.
By the way, Mr. Bean, Mr. Eugene Mejares, who might also be your neighbor in Maribojoc, is also from Napo, Loon, Bohol. He collects 'drama' scripts and had directed quite a few stage plays during his prime.