Philippine Youth Must Register and Vote

WITH the youth vote now believed to be crucial for the dream revamp in the country's political system, Bohol Sangguniang Kabataan Federation echoes the call for the youth to register and make their votes count. 

Jorvan Cordova of the SKPF said that their campaign for youth vote has since started in May during their weekly radio program here.  

At the weekly Kapihan sa PIA, Cordova added that the SKProvincial federation through Board Member Jane Censoria Cajes, who consequently sits as the SKNational Federation president believes that a unified vote of the youth would surely topple all stereotypes of the corrupted political system in the country. 

We still have firm hopes that the youth are the hopes of today, not the future, Cajes once said.

Over this, even with their weekly go-out and vote campaigns through their radio program, the SKPF through the office of Board member Jane Censoria Cajes has sent official memoranda to all SK barangay offices to extend the invitation to urge members to register and offer any assistance to first time voters in their localities to facilitate registration. 

We have sent memos to all municipal and barangay offices to encourage youth to register and exercise their right to vote, he said. 

According to the Commission on Elections through Provincial Election Officer Eliseo Labaria, it would be relatively easy for first time registrants as they would only need to show a valid identification, fill up the forms and biometric data. 

The COMELEC website says qualified to register are persons turning 18 on or before May 10, 2010, has established residency and is not disqualified by law. 

Atty. Labaria said those qualified to register can go to the office of the election registrar between 8-5 pm Monday to Fridays in the areas where they reside until October 31. 

For overseas absentee voters, they only have until tomorrow Monday, August 31, the deadline for registration, the COMELEC said. (PIA)

Bohol Schools Amateur Athletic Association (BSAAA)

The Bohol Schools Amateur Athletic Association (BSAAA) will reel off on Sept. 12 at the Dr. Cecilio Putong National High School hard-court. This was bared to the Chronicle by Paul Calizar, its newly designated tournament commissioner.

Twelve member schools have confirmed their participation in the high school division and five in the elementary category, to the only inter school basketball competition in the city. They are the defending champions Bohol Institute of Technology International College jr Cruisers (BIT IC0; University of Bohol Baby Lemurs (UB): Royal Christian School Orioles (RCS) high; Bohol Wisdom School Golden Dragons (BWS); Tagbilaran City Science High School Virus (TCSHS); Dr. Cecilio Putong National High School Cyclones (DCPNHS); Grace Christian School Eagles (GCS); and come backing Holy Spirit School Crusaders (HSS); and Mansasa High School Black Mamba (MHS); Bohol International Learning Center Pythons (BILC).

Doubtful in their participation this year are the Central Visayas State College of Arts, Forestry and Technology Warriors (CVSCAFT) for reasons known only to them. But reliable sources say that lack of support from the school administration is the main reason.

Meanwhile, the Victoriano D. Tirol Advance Learning Center (VDT) has been keen on the idea of getting one entry to the tournament. They have sent feelers of their interest to join the mini basketball division.

Now on its 15th season, the BSAAA will continue to banner the name of Graham C. Lim, the ever energetic and tireless secretary general of the Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP) in recognition of his works towards the development of the game in the grassroots, the camaraderie among the littlest officials of the BAP hierarchy and their personal growth as promoter of the games all through out the good and the bad times. 

If we may recall, Graham Lim was responsible for the holding of the 3rd National Juniors Championships in Calape through the intercession of Bobong Bas Madanguit, BAP provincial Commissioner. For his love for Bohol, he gave us slots in the National Inter-collegiate Basketball championships and National Inter - secondary Basketball Championship many times in the past.

Under the new stewardship of former basketball ironman, Paul Calizar, the BSAAA promises to accomplish more than what the association has accomplished in the past.

Calizar added, "I would like to stress that upon accepting the office of commissioner, I had in mind the idea to inculcate the best discipline among all the people behind the BSAAA and to further continue to aim high with the view of fulfilling its vision and mission. As a former player, I was tasked to give my very best. And in the same manner, as a commissioner, I'd do all my best to satisfy everybody without giving favor to no one."

Representative Edgar M. Chatto of the first district of Bohol, has been invited to be the guest of honor. He will stress the importance of youth and sports development.

He will be introduced by Professor Reinerio Real, a long time member of the Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP).

A parade of all participating teams will precede the opening program which starts at the Plaza Rizal passing through the main the thoroughfares in the city until the venue of the opening ceremony.

The 15th BSAAA 5th Graham C. Lim Basketball Challenge lived and continued to exist through the years, despite the current global crisis, through the benevolence of the kindhearted organizations and individuals.

Among those expected to financially support the BSAAA are as follows, to wit: City Mayor Dan Lim, Atty. Gamaliel Bonje, Gerardo B. Mandaguit and family, Leo B. Madanguit and family, Congressman Edgar M. Chatto, First Consolidated Bank, Dr. Estela Malanog, Grandmas Purified Drinking Water, Kag. Edi Borja, Punong Barangay Faro Cabalit, Alturas Supermarket Corporation, Rene Relampagos, Ma. Alice Singson and family. - the Bohol Chronicle

Conflict Management Seminar in Bohol Island

The Guidance Center of Bohol Wisdom School sponsored a Conflict Management Seminar for teachers as part of their guidance program last August 12, 2009. The seminar which was held at the school's audio-visual room was opened with an invocation led by Ms. Analene Palingkod. The teaching staff was formally welcomed by the College Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Lourella Amolato and the Statement of Purpose given by the High School Guidance Counselor, Ms. Ma. Elvira Timbal.  

The seminar that transpired gave an opportunity for each and everyone to sort things out within them that was basic to handling people under their care as Mrs. Christine Guliman, School's Psychometrician, journeyed with everyone in the surfing session.

Inputs on the different conflict management styles were also discussed and emphasized by Ms. Timbal while Tips on Conflict Management and Dealings with Irate Parents were handled by Mrs. Amolato, College Guidance Counselor and Mrs. Jennyflor Caracut, Grade School Department Guidance Counselor respectively.

As BWS takes care of the children entrusted to them and as it aims to serve the bigger community not only in Bohol but the whole nation, it hopes to serve them best by equipping its workforce with the best of who they can be, a true Christian.