SUNSET IN BILIRAN. In a sense, the passing of Mrs. Catalina “Naning” Tonelete-Velasquez marks another figurative sunset for Biliran. It may seem proper to precede her name with the title of former Vice-Mayor of Naval (for which she did not seek re-election after one term). But this title is miniscule in the entire range and scope of her gigantic influence as a low-key civic leader and private citizen of Biliran Province. Thus, Mrs. is grandiose enough. Mana Naning was one of my key informants in my research and writing about Biliran history and culture. She was a key supporter and facilitator of some of my past initiatives, which I feature in this album of photos. She was also a gracious interview-respondent of various batches of young Japanese whose study tours I facilitated in our province for nearly a decade. She may have gone, but she will be remembered. A glorious sunset always beacons hope for a brighter tomorrow.