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Ubay Stock Farm

Eye Opener
Sunday Post Column

Nobody has yet prospected on the potentials of the Ubay Stock Farm, for training of potential dairy farmers. Since the days I was a reporter locally, I had already heard about the Ubay Stock Farm but unfortunately I had no opportunity to visit it. Boy, did I miss one half of my life. 

 Today, the Ubay Stock Farm could be the center training ground for those students who are interested in agriculture. Its training resources could be one where our Boholanos can pursue their dreams.

 It was not until last week when I met two Boholanos from barrio  Manga in Tagbilarn City where my elder sister Celia a teacher lives with her husband Gerardo, a retired police officer, These two Boholano applicants are graduates of agriculture but yet they do not have the one to two years experience working as dairy farmers. They were applying for jobs in as dairy farmers for New Zealand. 

They had a degree in agriculture but unfortunately, I realize that while they have the requir…

Tagbilaran City Water Problem

Mirror Column
Bohol Sunday Post

       When men live together, water is always a problem. First is the availability of safe water supply for drinking and sanitation purposes. The second is the disposal of unwanted water. The problem is negligible when one lives in villages but when one resides in urban areas the situation becomes not only apparent but also intolerable. The problem is directly proportional to the number of men living together.

       To address these problems two water systems are installed, one to produce and convey portable water and the other to lead wastewaters away from dwelling centers. However, waste waters are of two categories, one is moisture produced by precipitation and the other produced by human usage. The former may be conveyed to esteros or direct to the sea through storm drains but the latter must be coursed through treatment tanks before it is allowed to be conveyed to the sea.

       Private companies or government owned or controlled corporations, GOOC…

Congressman's Wife Will Replace Husband in 2010?

By the way, we have it from a very reliable source that Trinidad Mayor Babie del Rosario- Cajes is really bent on succeeding to the congressional seat of her husband, Rep. Bob Cajes in the 2010 polls in the 2nd district.

       With Rep. Cajes now controlling most of the mayors and barangay captains in the area, anyone challenging him or for that matter his wife, Mayor Babie, will certainly have a lot of problems. We are wondering whether the Cajes family will be giving way to Gov. Ric Aumentado, who is reportedly casting a moist eye on Rep. Cajes seat.

       We will not surprised if Governor Aumentado would be promoting and backing up Bob Cajes as governor in the later months before the May 2010 polls. In this way, he may able to convince the Cajes family to give way to his comeback in the 2nd district.

       The question that will be left hanging would be the fate of V-Gov. Julius Herrera, whom we surmised at this time, as having been given the governor's imprimatur as …

Problems at Tagbilaran City Hall

They belonged to the same opposition block in the city law making body. But when the situation called for it, there was no hesitation on the part of his partymate to declare him "out of order".   

This scenario was played up in media that cover every session day of the Sangguniang Panglungsud when Kagawad Bibiano Inting, who was acting as presiding officer, ruled that his colleague Kag. Zenaido Rama was out of order when the later questioned the session's quorum. Inting took the place of Tagbilaran V-Mayor Jose Antonio Veloso as presiding officer who was in Mindanao last Friday.

Inting was also the acting vice mayor at that time.

Friday's session became emotional when Rama stood up to request the chair to declare a recess while the quorum was yet to be ascertained.

Those present in Friday's session were Councilors Edgar Bompat, Faro Cabalit, Rameney Alturas, Lucio Balbin, Rama, and the acting presiding officer.

While the session was in progress with Rama arguing …

Philippine Oil Price Rollback Too Little

Mapasalamaton ang Malacanyang nga sa katapusan nabati na ang pag-kunhod sa presyo sa lana sa nanglabayng pipila ka adlaw.

Kini samtang giangkon sa mga major oil players nga ang pagkubos sa presyo sa lana gikan sa gawas nakatukmod usab kanila nga ipa-ubos ang presyo sa mga gasolinahan.

Gipasabot ni Presidential Management Staff Director-General Secretary Cerge Remonde nga walay kontrol ang kagamhanan sapresyo sa lana kay deregulated kini nga industriya ug mag-agad gayud sa presyo sa palait gikan sa gawas.

Sa mas ubos nga presyo sa lana sa Agosto kon itandi sa Hulyon gipapakanaug sa piso ang lito sa gasoline, krudo ug gaas sa Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp., Petron Corp., Chevron Corp. ug Seaoil Philippines, Inc. - PIA

Rape Murder Case Against Former Mayor Dismissed

The Provincial Prosecution Office of Bohol re-affirmed its decision to dismiss charges of rape and homicide against former Panglao mayor Dr. Doloreich Dumaluan, his brother and two others.

The Omnibus Resolution, which was signed by Assistant Provincial Prosecutors Ponciano Uy, Margie Tan-Alvaro, Tito Apura and approved by OIC Provincial Prosecutor Macario Delusa last August 22, 2008, resolved a motion for reconsideration and reinvestigation filed on an earlier resolution promulgated by the said prosecutors.

The panel of prosecutors ruled that there was no need for a reinvestigation as the complainants of the case were not able to present a new and material evidence to merit for such.

On March 18, 2008, spouses Eusebio and Antonia Dumaluan filed a complaint against the former mayor for the rape-slaying of their daughter Vivian whose lifeless body was found near the Dumaluan Beach Resort in Bolod, Panglao on April 2004.

Dr. Dumaluan's brother Teofredo, Narciso Maghamil and Romeo Lapini…

According to the Bol-anons

Ni Cicer M. Binghay

  Matod pa sa mga Bol-anon. hadya-hay kaayo kon ikaw napiling Sangguniang Panglungsod nga nahapundok sa napiling mayor sa dakbayan, kon ang maong mayor hilig  mayoriya negosyo, minos sa serbisyo. O negosyo saksakan sa gamay'ng serbisyo. Ngano man?

  Matod gihapon sa mga Bol-anon, dili na sila maghago, kining mga Sangguniang Panglungsod pagpulaw mga bulohaton lungsodnon, kay tanan nga gusto sa ilang mayor kon unsay prohekto nga makasak-sak negosyo sa usa ka serbisyo o tukoron pasilidadis, human-daan na. Igo lang ipresentar ug idja-idja kanila mao na lamang ang pagpirma sa ilang pag aprobar sa tanan.

  Mao diay nga hadja-hay sila karon kaayo mga Sangguniang Panglungsod sa dakbayan. Walay gulo-gulo, ni timik, maghulat unsay itinga nga mga kagustohan buhaton sa mayor dayon taplak sa gikinahanglan nilang mga pirma ug presensiya sigon sa gimando nahalangkob sa Local Government Code R.A. 7160 Powers, Duties, Functions and Compensations. (1) Approve ordinancies and pass …

City Hall To Give Insurance To Barangay Tanods?

Insurance incentives for barangay tanods? Why not?

  Seeing the logic behind the move to motivate more police force-multipliers to actively keep crimes at bay in their districts, Tagbilaran City Mayor Dan Neri Lim has directed Police Chief Julius Cesar Gornez to study the prospect of giving insurance incentives to barangay tanods hurt in the performance of their duty. 

  With the order given during the recent City Peace and Order Council Meeting (CPOC) at the Sangguniang Panlungsod Session Hall, the city mayor said he wants the city police to submit the study to his office within five days.

  The provincial Government puts up death insurance to barangay peace officers but this does not cover for the government agent's hospitalization and other medical benefits in case of job-related accidents, Gornez told the council.

  This as the city police chief assessed that criminality in Tagbilaran is still manageable, especially wit the 86.98% crime solution efficiency as reported.


Update on Rice Shortage

Tindahan Natin operators here requested the National Food Authority (NFA) to add 20 more sacks of rice to their weekly supply, to make it 50 sacks for retail.

      Tindahan Natin is a program of the government through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

      Under the program, store owners can avail of loan worth P20,000 of NFA rice payable in one year.

      Being a first-class municipality, Talibon is given a slot of only three Tindahan Natin operators.

      Among them are are Eleuteria PaƱares of Bagacay, Rosalinda Cabanes of Suba and Cipriana Padin of Cataban.

      According to the Tindahan Nation operators, the present supply of 30 bags weekly is not enough to meet the requirement of the barangayfolks in this town.

      The operators channeled their request through DSWD Regional Director Teodulo Romo Jr. to arrange with the NFA-Bohol Provincial Manager Clyde Omictin to add 20 more bags to their weekly supply.

      Through the Tindahan Natin, constituents can a…

Vice Governor Distributes Medicine Kit

"Health is wealth". Vice-Governor Julius Caesar Herrera quoted the popular adage when he addressed health service providers during the turn-over ceremony of the medicine kit recently at the President Carlos P. Garcia Memorial Session Hall.

      Herrera personally handed 224 medicine kits with medical instruments to all barangay health workers (BHWs) of the 25 barangays of the town.

      They also received white t-shirts uniform which they can use when they go to communities to render of health services.

      Inside each kit were a sphygmomanometer, stethoscope, surgical scissor, clinical thermometer, gauze, roll plaster and a 120-ml bottle of betadine.

      Anecita Paredes, public health nurse hosted the distribution activity, as facilitated by Dr. Francisco Ngoboc Jr., municipal health officer.

      In his message, Herrera told the BHWs that the undertaking is one of his projects, making health services available to people of all walks of life, especially in the grassroots …

Carabaos, Goats Turned Over to Farmers

By Angeline Valencia

     The agriculture-colored opening Thursday of Trinidad's 61st foundation anniversary catered a chunk of development to 16 more beneficiaries of the animal dispersal program of the Office of the Provincial Veterinarian (OPV) through a ceremony called passing-on-the gift.

Governor Erico Aumentado and Mayor Judith Cajes, with the assistance of OPV's Romy Garcia, personally turned over eight carabaos and eight goats to beneficiary farmers in a passing-on-the-gift ceremony in the town's cultural center compound.

      The ceremony went simultaneous to the civic action inside the cultural center where an average of 25 constituents from each of the 20 barangays benefited from the medical and dental services facilitated through the provincial government, private sector and the military.

      The activities were preludes to the celebration of the town's 61st foundation day on September 1.

      In Trinidad, Phase 1 of the program called the Livelihood Enhan…

Seminar on Children in Conflict with the Law (CICL)

Living up to its being a child-friendly municipality, Inabanga recently sent a team to Cebu City to attend a four-day seminar on Children in Conflict with the Law (CICL).

  Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer Artemia Samaco led the team comprised of Lourdes de la Torre also of the MSWDO, Grace Cortes representing the local Philippine National Police (PNP) and Sangguniang Bayan member Nena Melecio to the Golden Valley Hotel..

  Mayor Jose Jono Jumamoy said Inabanga does not participate in such activities for the award alone. Instead, his administration sees such awards as inspiration in order to do even more. To note, Inabanga was adjudged the Most Child-riendly municipality in 2007.

  He said the town always puts to the fore the interest and welfare of its children. It monitors their best interest. After all, he said, the children are the town's future leaders.

Learning how to handle children including CICL equips his team with the wherewithal to deal with them when the s…

Boxer Rey Boom Bautista Humiliates Eden "Anestesista" Marquez

Taking advantage of the Mexican challenger's vulnerable stance in the first round, home-grown super bantamweight Rey "Boom-Boom" Bautista found the second round to be the best time to finish the bout, with him still clutching the WBO title in the last night's match at Cebu City Waterfront Hotel and Casino, his 26th win in 27 fights. 

Bautista realized that the first round was too slow that he had to catch up with the aggressive Mexican challenger Eden "Anestesista" Marquez.

Starting slow, Bautista threw only two punches in the first round.

So he made up in the second round and must have overdone it that he sent Marquez on the canvas by a technical knockout .

The dizzy Mexican stood up at the eighth count only to suffer another knockdown at Bautista's release of a hard right hook to the head.

This forced referee Bruce McTavish to stop the bout just over a minute remaining in the second round.

Before Marquez, Bautista had already defeated two Mexican warriors…