10 Outstanding SK Chairmen awarding
By: Leo Udtohan
December 28, 2008
TAGBILARAN CITY - The long wait is
After a series of field evaluation
and deliberation, the search for the 10 Outstanding SK Chairmen of Bohol will be
known on Dec. 30 at the Metro Centre Hotel.
The 20 semi-finalists who joined
this year’s search are Cathy Grace Bonsay, San Roque, Baclayon; Jary Rose
Baclayo, Casbo, Guindulman; Michelle Boncales, Baybayon, Mabini; Luisa Boctot,
Basacdacu, Albur; John Brian Galendez, West Lungsudaan, Garcia Hernandez;
Desideria Hemilo, San Antonio, Sagbayan; Lieu Galon, East Ulbujan, Garcia
Hernandez; Lennin Baay, Hagbuyo, San Miguel; Marven Mapang, Dusita, Sierra
Bullones; May-Ann Anaña, Lubang, Buenavista; Lecil Lebita, Bayong, Guindulman;
Fatima Edquilang, Cawayanan, Mabini; Marivic Maghuyop, Can-agong, Sikatuna;
Sherilyn Llemit, Cayam, Garcia Hernandez; Zosie Domasin, Bolod, Panglao; Verjel
Maputol, Biabas, Guindulman; Jay-Rem Cano, West Poblacion, Garcia Hernandez;
Ryan Cabarrubias, Tapal, Ubay; Gerwin Yudelmo, Poblacion, Inabanga; and Jo-Ann
Gasatan, Tontonan, Loon.
The search for Ten Outstanding SK
Chairmen is to choose the top 10 leaders who made an impact in their community
through legislation and governance, environment conservation and preservation,
anti-drug programs and activities, health services, education services,
livelihood projects, community immersion and promotion of physicals fitness
“As the year 2008 is about to end,
we see to it that our SK chairmen have contributed something in their respected
barangays with projects in their one year of service,” SK president Jane
Censoria Cajes said.
The prizes are cash incentives,
personalized plaque, SK Medal, and all-expense paid trip to Manila for a
courtesy visit to the Malacañang Palace, the Senate and the House of
The Outstanding SK Awards which is
initiated by SK Bohol Federation headed by Cajes is on its second year and the
only in the entire Philippines.
Christmas is a message of hope,
December 28, 2008
TAGBILARAN CITY - Vice Gov. Julius
Caesar Herrera said people should be reminded that Christmas is a message of
The vice governor issued this
statement as the entire Christian world is approaching another observance of
what he called “the birthday of Lord Jesus Christ.”
“This is perhaps the most favorite
event to Christians because it is celebrated with joy and feasting,” he said.
Herrera however noted that in recent
years the observance has lost some of its glitter.
He said people blame this on the
worsening economic crisis that has deprived them of the usual trappings they
equate with Christmas.
“That should not be the case,” the
vice governor said. Herrera said people especially Christians should remember
that the message of Christmas is the message of hope.
“Jesus Christ came to earth to deliver
God’s message that He desires to restore His lost creation,” he noted.
The vice governor said people should
realize that “there is not much difference with the first Christmas”.
“Then and now, we see conflict,
crisis, suffering and exploitation,” Herrera pointed out.
SP nag-hangyo ngadto
sa Kongreso ipahigayon sa 2011 ang ConCon
Desyembre 28, 2008
TAGBILARAN CITY - Nagkauyon ang mga
sakop sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan nga kinahanglan mopasar og balaud ang duha ka
balay balaoranan sa Kongreso nga ipahigayon ang Constitutional Convention karong
tuig 2011 aron pag-usab ubang mga probisyon sa Batakang Balaod.
Ang Sangguniang Panlalawigan
pinangulohan ni Bise Gobernador Julius Caesar Herrera mipasar sa resolution no.
2008-605 kaniadtong Desyembre 23, 2008 didto sa Flamingo Suite 2, Bohol Tropics
Resort ning Dakbayan sa Tagbilaran.
Ang maong reso-lusyon nagkanayon nga
giila sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan nga kinahanglan usbon ang ubang mga probisyon
sa Konstitusyon, ug mayorya sa katawhan supak sa Charter Change karon panahona.
Dugang sa maong resolusyon nga dili
maayong magdungan ang pagpili sa mga delegado sa Concon ug ingon man ang mga
kandidato pagka presidente.
Kinahanglan usab nga ang usa ka
delegado sa Concon dili paryente sa mga kasamtangang sakop sa Kongreso.
Ang maong reso-lusyon ipadala usab
ngadto sa mga sakop sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan sa tibuok nasud alang sa ilang
Ang mga sakop sa Sangguniang
Panlalawigan nga miuyon sa maong resolusyon mao sila si Hal. Julius Caesar F.
Herrera, isip Presiding Officer; Hal. Cesar Tomas M. Lopez, M.D, Senior Member;
Hal. Ester Corazon J. Galbreath, Hal. Josephine Socorro C. Jumamoy, Hal. Alfonso
R. Damalerio II, Hal. Jose E. Veloso, Hal. Josil E. Trabajo, Hal. Aster
Apalisok-Piollo, Hal. Concepcion O. Lim, ABC; Hal. Jane Censoria R. Cajes, SK.
Failure to give 20% discount,
businesses may face lawsuits
December 28, 2008
TAGBILARAN CITY - IT has been an
age-long dilemma face by senior citizens in the country.
But now, senior citizens found an ally in the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) in
their quest for privileges given to them by law.
The provincial board passed Resolution No. 2008-575, urging all establishments
particularly drug stores to implement the 20% discount privilege to all senior
citizens under the Senior Citizens Act without time limit.
Drugstores and business establishments here are warned.
If they fail to give 20% discount to legitimate senior citizens in Bohol, they
will likely be slapped with lawsuits.
“We will be preparing cases against these establishments which do not give the
20%,” board member Atty. Aster Apalisok-Piollo told her colleagues in the SP
during its recent regular session presided over by Vice-Gov. Julius Caesar
The warning came in the wake of the growing infringement of the “Expanded Senior
Citizens Act of 2003 or Republic Act No. 9257,” that penalizes violators
(section 10) with PhP100,000 fine, but not exceeding P200,000 “and imprisonment
of not less than six months but not more than two years.”
Herrera declines to comment on
December 28, 2008
TAGBILARAN CITY - VICE Gov. Julius
Caesar Herrera yesterday declined to comment on the possible entry of actor
Cesar Montano into the gubernatorial derby.
“There is nothing to comment on,” he
replied when asked about Montano’s noted visibility during the Baclayon fiesta
The actor, who made an unsuccessful
senatorial bid in last year’s election, has been widely rumored to be casting a
moist eye on the governorship in the 2010 polls.
With Gov. Erico Aumentado no longer
eligible for reelection, Herrera has loomed as the obvious candidate along with
the two graduating solons, Representatives Edgar Chatto and Roberto Cajes.
Montano however has been doing the
rounds in recent months, fuelling speculations that he is also interested in the
Sought for comment on the possibility
of Montano’s entry into the derby, Herrera said no one has a monopoly of good
“To aspire for public office is the
right that all citizens are entitled to,” he added. The vice-governor said that
if Montano will indeed throw his hat into the political ring, it will make the
derby more exciting.
Herrera still mum on his 2010
December 28, 2008
TAGBILARAN CITY - A WEEK after coming
short of declaring his gubernatorial bid in 2010, Vice Gov. Julius Caesar
Herrera played coy when asked about his plans for 2010.
“There is a time for that,” the vice
governor responded when asked to comment on his next political battle.
Herrera is serving the last of his
three terms as vice governor and speculations are rife that he would move up the
ladder to the post to be vacated by Gov. Erico Aumentado.
“People who have no public
accountabilities have the luxury to talk about their political plans, one thing
I don’t have,” he disclosed.
Talk about his gubernatorial
aspirations grew stronger as Herrera moved around the province during the advent
“I don’t have the choice. If people
don’t see me personally, they will say I’m good only during the campaign. If I
go around, they say I am campaigning,” he noted.
Herrera said there is nothing new
about his trips to the towns because he does it as often as he can.
SP nods to P147M loan for new
December 28, 2008
TAGBILARAN CITY - The provincial
government of Bohol will soon acquire a new fleet of brand new heavy equipment
to replace the aging ones following the approval last Tuesday by the Sangguniang
Panlalawigan of an appropriation of PhP147,460,000 through a Hold Out loan with
the Land Bank of the Philippines.
To materialize this, the provincial
board passed a Resolution authorizing Gov. Erico B. Aumentado to represent the
province and enter into a Hold Out Loan Agreement with the said bank relative to
the acquisition and purchase of the equipment.
The SP presided over by Vice-Gov.
Julius Caesar Herrera also passed a third measure creating a trust fund or
“special account” with the provincial treasurer’s office.
The approval was reported by the
Appropriations Committee chaired by Herrera during the regular session on Dec.
16, 2008 at Bohol Tropics Resort Club in this city.
in all banks compulsory?
December 28, 2008
TAGBILARAN CITY - Security camera
system in all banks, malls, why not? The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Bohol is
poised to enact an Ordinance requiring all banks or financial institutions,
including malls or commercial firms, in the province especially in the city to
invest and install close circuit television (CCTV) and electronic alarm system.
The provincial board appeared
persuaded after the Philippine National Police of Bohol led by provincial
director P/Sr Supt Edgardo C. Ingking made an explanation about the security
system during its pre-session last week.
Ingking said in the SP’s Peace and
Order committee report that CCTV is based on Memorandum Circular No. 620, series
of 2008, “Revised Rules and Regulations on Banks Protection” issued by Bangko
Sentral ng Pilipinas.
The said report was signed by board
members Ma. Fe Camacho-Lejos, committee chairperson; Cesar Tomas Lopez, peace
and order member; Alfonso Damalerio II, vice-chair trade/industry committee
vice-chair; and Ester Corazon Galbreath, trade and industry member.
display, possession of tarsier
December 28, 2008
TAGBILARAN CITY - The Sangguniang
Panlalawigan has finally realized that protection and preservation of the
endangered Philippine tarsier (tarsius syrichta) in Bohol is of overriding
importance as it approved last week twin measures including an Ordinance
prohibiting the display and possession of what is considered as the smallest
The other is the Resolution urging the
DENR “to stop the issuance of wildlife farm permits, special permits and any
other permits allowing the possession, display for viewing for commercial or
business use, or any other purposes” of the tarsier.
The joint environment-tourism
committee report rendered by board member Alfonso Damalerio II and approved by
the SP body also recommended to keep a “centralized” sanctuary for tarsier
conservation program in Corella town.
The approval of the measure was
triggered following the proliferation of the possession of and display of the
tarsiers for a fee from tourists who want to have a glimpse of the primate.
Environment and Natural Resources Officer (Penro) Nestor Canda assured that
Environment Secretary Lito Atienza, who visited here thrice already, vowed to
fully support whatever the provincial government would like to do on the
EVAT power subsidy now up for BOHECO
By: Rey Anthony Chiu
December 21, 2008
BOHECO 1 AGM Engr. Virgilio Fortich (left) explains the
government power subsidy in the Katas ng VAT during the
recent Kapihan sa PIA aired over DyTR-AM. With him are Ms.
May Hope Ateenal of BLCI and Engr. Ernesto Mascarinas (PIA)
TAGBILARAN CITY - In time for
Christmas, the government gives a gift that may go a long way for lifeline power
consumers, including Boholanos through the Katas ng VAT.
The gift comes in the form of P500
government power subsidy for lifeline consumers who are good payors, Bohol
Electric Cooperative Assistant general manager Engr. Virgilio Fortich explained
over the weekly Kapihan sa PIA Thursday.
The Kapihan discussed concerns on
the government power subsidy and invited BOHECO and Bohol Light Company Inc. to
elucidate on Pantawid Koryente: Katas ng EVAT, a topic that concerns lifeline
By lifeline, the government means
residential consumers whose power consumption last May was below 100.
The government decided to hand down
the subsidy to help dampen the impact of high oil prices that cause disastrous
volatility in prices of basic commodities, including power consumers.
With BOHECO as partner in the
government program, the Bohol power provider would effect the power subsidy in
December, or at a time when people are expected to be consuming and thus paying
The peak usage of power would be in
December where people put in additional consumption with the Christmas lights.
But the subsidy, according to Engr.
Fortich would not be transferable, non-convertible to cash and would only be
creditable to the monthly billings beginning December until the whole amount is
Of the P500 subsidy, he means that
if a consumer uses up only about 20 kilowatts per month, the subsidy would be
stretched until the whole amount is credited and is left with a no-balance.
In that case, if a consumer
qualifies to avail, and if by December his billing is more than P500, he would
only pay the balance.
And in other case, if the December
billing consumption is only about P100, then the consumer can still stretch his
subsidy until he uses up the whole amount.
Over this, BOHECO institutional
services department manager Ernesto Mascarinas reiterated the call for consumers
to go to the nearest Boheco collection station to get their credit memos.
The credit memo allows consumers to
know if the qualify to the program or not.
BOLA OFFICERS FOR 2009-2011: The
new set of officers of the Bohol Librarians Association (BOLA) for 2009-2011
term, take their oath of office before Rev. Fr. Desiderio “Kiking” Magdoza at
the JJ’s Seafoods Village on December 12, 2008. The officers are (from left)
Camayaan High School Librarian of Loboc Mr. Ricardo Tablon (Board of Director);
Tubigon Municipal Librarian Ms. Lourdes Mascariñas (Auditor); Bohol Provincial
Librarian Ms. Erlinda D. Rule (Treasurer); Bohol Institute of Technology Chief
Librarian Ms. Gina Macalos-Galbo (PRO); Balilihan Congressional Librarian Ms.
Vida Cloma-Aparicio (Secretary); Jagna Municipal Librarian Mr. Catalino B. Berro
(Vice-Pres.); Holy Name University (HNU) College Librarian Mr. Nicandro Pagaran
(President) and Honorary Member & outgoing BOLA President Ms. Corazon Garcia.
Partly hidden is Fr. Magdoza. Not in the picture are HNU High School Librarian
Ms. Fatima Belderol (PRO) and Trinidad Municipal Librarian Ms. Maria Nila
Mejorada (Board of Director). (photo Jagna-MPIO)
Pagputol sa ilegal nga
koneksyon sa drainage dili tukmang sulbad sa polusyon
Desyembre 21, 2008
TAGBILARAN CITY - MIDUMILI paghatag
sa ilang komentaryo ang Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer
kalabot sa kontaminasyon sa tubig nunot ning pagputol sa ilegal nga koneksyon
apan ianam-anam ang pagpabuhagay sa tubig didto sa dagat panahon lamang sa
Si PENRO Nestor Canda nagkanayon
nga mga illegal nga connection ang gilantaw sa DENR, agig tubag sa pangutana ni
Atty. Salvador Deputado atol sa gihimong governors report kaniadtong Byernes.
Si Deputado mipadayag sa iyang
pangutana kabahin sa kahimtang sa mga connection nga karon hingpit nang giputol
sa DENR nga matud pa adunay mga kabalaka nga kon ianam-anam pag pagbuhagay ang
mga tubig gikan sa gisira nga connection sa panahon nga kini pagaabrihan panahon
sa ting-ulan, dili ba mas dako ang kontaminasyon kay kini napondo naman sa dugay
nga panahon ug kon maayo ba usab nga anam-anam na lang kini ug pabuhagay ngadto
Subay sa maong pangutana mipadayag
usab si Canda nga usa kini sa ilang gilantaw nga sitwasyon apan ang DENR dili
una mo komentaryo niini sa pagkakaron ila una nga humanon ang pagsira sa mga
illegal nga mga connection.
Dugang pa ni Canda nga karong
simanaha hingpit na nga mahuman ang gihimo nila nga pagpangsira sa mga illegal
nga connection sa ingon dili na kini makahatag pa og dugang kontaminasyon sa
kadagatan sa Tagbilaran Bay ug ngadto usab sa kasilinganan nga lungsod.
ALS Culmination Program
gipahigayon sa K-of-C
Desyembre 21, 2008
TAGBILARAN CITY - Gipahigayon ang
culmination Program sa mga partisipante sa Alternative Learning Skills
kaniadtong petsa 20 ning bulan sa Desyembre didto sa Barangay Hall sa K of C
Drive sakop sa Poblacion II ning Dakbayan.
Ang Pangulo sa LUDABI-Bohol Chapter
nga mao si Mrs. Carmensita Mae Arcay usa sa pinasidung-gang dinapit.
Siya mipasupot og mensahe ngadto sa
mga mitapos sa training nga giulohan ug Lamdamanong Pahimangno ngadto sa mga
Ang programa gi-sugdan sa
Invocation ni Mrs. Loreta Bolongaita, gisundan sa Pambansang Awit ni Mrs.
Rizalina Peligro, Welcome address ni Mr. Virgelio Balon, Statement of purpose ni
Rizalina Peligro ug gipresentar usab ni Mr. Noel Abrico ang mga mitapos nga mga
partisipante sa maong pagbansay-bansay.
Si Kagawad Mariquit D. Oppus
mihatag usab sa iyang pakigpulong atol sa maong kalihukan samtang pagkahuman sa
maong rograma gisunod usab ang ilang Christmas Party.
4 councils of
Bohol South receive awards from K-of-C Supreme Council in Cebu City
December 21, 2008
FOUR councils of the Knights of
Columbus, Bohol South received the Father Mc Givney Awards during the awarding
rites held on Dec. 6 at the DepEd Ecotech Center, Lahug, Cebu City.
Visayas State Deputy Dionisio R.
Esteban, Jr., gave the awars in behalf of the Supreme Council of the Knights of
Provinvial Deputy Jorge D. Cabalit
of the Bohol South received the awards in behalf of the four councils.
The recipients of the awards were
the Birhen sa Barangay Council No. 8362 of Cogon, Tagbilaran City; Council No.
11373 of Loboc, Bohol; Council No. 10088 of Jagna, Bohol; and Council No. 13872
of Conception, Loay, Bohol.
The Father Mc Givney Award is given
annually in honor of the founder of the Knights of Columbus, Fr. Michael Mc
Givney to give due recognition to councils which have attained a 100 percent
growth in the membership quota.
The Knights of Columbus is an
international fraternal, service organization. The Knights of Columbus is the
biggest Catholic lay organization in the world with over 1.7 million members
residing in the United States, Canada, South America, and the Philippines.