Bohol Wisdom School Outreach

The Pre-school Faculty and Staff, together with two parent representatives, Mrs. Lorena Williams and Atty. Abeleon Damalerio, the president of the Kindergarten Homeroom Parents-Teaches Association , for academic year 2009-2010, joined hands in feeding more than one hundred malnourished children at Barangay Booy.  

Spearheaded by its dynamic and community-oriented principal, Mrs Gemma Tebio, they fed the children with nutritious food much to the delight of the barangay council, health workers and parents.

The outreach activity was indeed, an opportunity of living out the vision-mission of Bohol Wisdom School not only as builders of mind but above all as witnesses to Christ and servants of the community as inspired by its Filipino-Chinese founders.

Media, Tour Operators Honor Bohol Congressman

Bohol Congressman Edgar Chatto yesterday led honorees for their contribution to the tourism industry by a forum of Cebu tri-media and a big national group of travel operators at the Caspian Room of the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino.

The 888 News Forum and National Association of Independent Travel Agencies (NAITAS) awarded Chatto for his outstanding performance as a public official and legislator with emphasis on his successful steering of the passage into law of the Tourism Act of 2009.

The milestone legislation will make tourism a propeller to national growth and development that balance with agriculture and other industries while putting premium on environment.

Chatto received the distinction---an addition to his already feathered cap---days after returning from the United States where he, as chairman of the House committee on tourism, traveled as part of the entourage of Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.  

The 888 News Forum and NAITAS presented the award to Chatto, citing his strong and unwaivering support of the tourism projects in Central Visayas but more particularly for his exemplary effort in navigating successfully the passage of the landmark tourism law.

Chatto was at the same time an honored guest on the occasion that coincided with the marking of the third anniversary of the 888 News Forum.

Others were also cited to include Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes, Cebu Provincial Board Member Agnes Magpale and Department of Tourism (DOT) Usec. Cynthia Carrion.

888 News Forum board trustee Robert Lim Joseph, who is also the NAITAS national chairman, said the Board of Trustees of the media presentor of the award unanimously voted to honor the Bohol congressman.

The 888 News Forum is Cebu's tri-media gathering to discuss current issues on tourism, government, infrastructure, etcetera, organized by NAITAS and sponsored by the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino.

DTI Seminar in Bohol Philippines

The Department of Trade and Industry– Bohol Provincial Office, through the Comprehensive Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (CLEEP), conducted several skills and entrepreneurial trainings for displaced and retrenched workers, out-of-school-youth (OSY), housewives, students and unemployed residents of Tagbilaran City and nearby municipalities.

      At least 87 participants had availed of the skills trainings on bartending held last July 14 at JJ's Seafood Village, on beadworks last July 24 at the Island City Mall Activity Center, and on meat-processing last July 31 at the Bohol Food Packaging Center in Dao District.

      Moreover, a two-day business plan writeshop was conducted last July 2-3 at Wregent Plaza Hotel with 30 pre-screened business development service (BDS) providers.

      An entrepreneurial seminar with the theme, "Entrepreneurial Awareness: Taking the First Step to Success", was also held last July 28 at CVSCAFT-TCC Audio Visual Hall where 115 entrepreneurship students of CVSCAFT-Tagbilaran City participated.