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Tagbilaran Canal To Be Cut Off

30 days is all it takes for city mayor Dan Lim to spend on "due process" after which will wield the strong arm of the law.  
Within the next 30 days deadline, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) shall have issued notices and establishments should have voluntarily disconnected their taps. 
And then the axes start falling, Mayor Lim reiterated during a recent drainage coordination meeting at the Mansion. 
Present during the meeting were DPWH District engineer Celestino Adlaon, representatives from the regional office, Provincial Environment Officer Nestor Canda, City Mayor Dan Lim, representatives from Hanjin Heavy Industries Incorporated and Pacific Consultants.  
Bohol Governor Erico Aumentado called for the meeting in hopes to finally resolve the issues behind the controversial drainage overflows flooding a city thoroughfare. 
The overflow has been ascribed to a conduit closed by the local environment authorities to stop sewage from polluting the sea off Tagbilara…

Macario “Yayong” Inting Memorial Cup Doubles Tennis Tournament

By Manny Bautista
The dynamic duo of Kag. Beben Inting-Niño Pajardo captured the coveted Class B category of the just-concluded Macario "Yayong" Inting Memorial Cup Doubles Tennis Tournament held at the Mansasa tennis court.
The youthful city councilor and his partner outplayed the tandem of Lito Inting-Poly Galan, 8-5 to bag the title. In the Class C-1 division, up-and-coming Bolot Inting and Narsing Inting emerged champions with a hardearned win, 8-7 (7-4) victory over veteran Bador Erano and off-form Allan Araco.
The Class 2 crown went to the never-say-die Narsing Danigoy and Junel Andrado after disposing-off Rudy "The Wax" Navea and Poloy Paumig, 8-6.
Tournament organizer ex-city councilor Boy "Yayong" Inting thanked the Mansasa barangay council led by the energetic PD Manolo Blanco for their cooperation in making the annual tournament a big success to relive the memory of his late father who was also a tennis buff while serving as provincial jail warden …

Knights of Columbus, Bohol South

The Knights of Columbus, Bohol South will hold its 4th provincial sportsfest on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 8 a.m. at the K of C Recreation Center, K of C Drive, Tagbilaran City.
Former City Vice Mayor Jorge D. Cabalit, Bohol South provincial deputy, disclosed that there will be six participating districts headed by the following district deputies:  District V-43 based in Bilar, Bohol – District Deputy Ernesto Calamba; District V-44 based in Jagna, Bohol – DD Cenon R. Agbayani; District V-45 based in Loboc-Antonio Acuna, Jr.; District V-46 based in Alburquerque-DD Jose Avergonzado; District V-47 based in Tagbilaran City – DD Boler Binamira; and District V-48 based in Lindaville Subdivision, Tagbilaran City – DD Glicero Jubac.
There will be two divisions, as follows: senior division to be participated in by the members of the Knights of Columbus and the junior division to be played by the Columbian Squires.
The games to be played and their tournament managers are as follows: Bowling – Boler Bin…

Memories: Happy Days of Childhood

Published by the Bohol Chronicle
Each of us I suppose, remembers the house where we spent the happy days of childhood. The secret nook where we played hide and seek with playmates from the neighborhood; the favorite window where we eagerly watched the passing parades and the religious processions during Holy Week. The kitchen where we furtively ate with the house help because we enjoyed eating with our hands without Papa and Mama imposing strict observance of correct table manners. 
There was the "labhanan" below the kitchen where big earthen jars filled with water were lined against the walls ready for the day's laundry. How we loved to splash around much to the consternation of Nang Ebiang our yaya who faithfully lived with us even during the war years and after, about 30 years to be exact.
What I would give to relive those days gone by and the memory of a house whose walls silently witnessed the laughter and the tears the dying moments of the elderly, and the welcome shr…

Tourism and Travel Management Students of Holy Name University

By Emmylou Palacio-Noel
In celebration of World Tourism Day 2008, the Tourism and Travel Management students of Holy Name University under the Tour 116 (Convention, Exhibition and Event Management) Class will spearhead an event for a cause, Sept. 22 to 27.
One of the highlights of the event is an eco-concert with Chinchin Gutierrez at the MetroCentre Hotel on Saturday to cap the celebration.  The dinner-concert "Go Green: I'm an Earth Saver" will awaken one's passion for the love of Mother Nature based on Gutierrez's album Uyayi: A Collection of Philippine Lullabies."  
Through a creative and highly entertaining combination of music, dance, theater and spirituality, she will relay an engaging and insightful message toward man's sacred duty to protect Mother Nature and Motherland and hopefully to imbibe in every person the advocacy to save the earth.
Under the theme, "Tourism Responding to the Challenge of Climate Change," the class coined the theme…

Workers Revamp at Provincial Capitol

Even before the impact of the feared reengineering plan was felt by affected officials and employees, a middle level revamp is now in the offing affecting three personalities. 
      This developed after a  bridging set up was put in place pending completion of the Information Education and Communication (IEC) phase of the revamp plan. The initial salvo of the reshuffling scheme affected three heads of offices where more demanding tasks  need focus.
      The Capitol rigodon affected the offices of the Bohol Poverty Reduction Management Office (BPRMO) through its head Antonieto Pernia, Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO) of  John Titus Vistal, and Chief of Staff Emmanuel Caberte. Their assumption to their new posts was effective September 16.
       Governor Erico Aumentado has given Pernia, also the head of the Provincial Government Media Affairs (PGMA), a more demanding task of establishing the cultivation of jatropha in 10,000 hectares in Bohol by 2010. The project…

Bohol Diesel Plant To Be Sold?

Tagbilaran City Mayor Dan Lim yesterday took the cudgels for power consumers in the city and the province when he started the ball rolling in the campaign to defer the bidding and sale of the Bohol diesel plant .
            "The people must unite to stop this," he declared as he signaled the start of the drive to stop the sale.
            The National Power Corporation (NPC) through the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management (PSALM) has put up for bidding the 22-megawatt Bohol Diesel Plant in Dampas.
            "If this plant is sold, the power rate in Bohol will soar to the heavens," Lim warned.
            The power requirements of Bohol are being served by Bohol Electric Cooperatives I and II and the Bohol Light Corporation Inc. (BLCI) who all purchase power from the NPC.
            NPC, which owns both the Leyte Geothermal and the Bohol diesel plants which are its power sources, sells power to the cooperatives and BLCI at P2.8679 per kilowatt…

Search for Miss Jagna 2008

Eighteen ladies vie for this year's Miss Jagna title set to take place at the Jagna gymnasium in the evening of September 27.
      After a year of hiatus, the Miss Jagna pageant kicked off with its first of the two pre-pageant events- -the swimsuit competition- -held on September 14 at the Elmar Bar and Resto.
      Aside from picking out the stand-out in swimsuit, the first event was also set to choose the most photogenic, while it was the candidates' first location pictorial.
      At hand to choose the stand-out in two-piece bikini included Jagna Chief of Police Ramoncelio Sawan; the most eligible bachelor in town, Engr. Stephen Sy; and renowned surgeon, Dr. Seth Lim as chairman of the board of judges.
      The regal evening gown competition at the Elmar Bar and Resto starts at 7:30 tonight after a buffet dinner at 6 p.m. worth P200 per plate. The candidates will also show off their respective two-minute talent presentations.
      Aspiring for the glamour and grandeur o…

3 Filipino Children Waiting Surgery in Manila

Three children came here all the way from the municipality of Catigbian, Bohol, awaiting their schedule for major surgeries at the Ospital ng Maynila. The children- -Gerald Libot, Lester Solaritos, and Marjun Bidan- -came from poor families in Catigbian and were discovered by the California-based Flora Apalisok Free Children's Clinic (FAFCC), a mobile clinic founded by Boholana Celina Crisologo.
The children's transportation, accommodation, food, and the cost of the surgeries are entirely funded by donations that the mobile clinic obtained from donors in the United States and countries as far as Iceland.
The clinic and other Tagbilaranons overseas organized a concert in San Francisco, California in the early part of August to raise funds for the three surgeries.
The surgeries are scheduled to be finished by October.
Both Lester and Marjun came to the clinic in need of closures done to life-saving colostomies that were performed on them soon after their births. Gerald's surgery …

Jagna Bohol Fiesta Celebration

By Gregorio Tavera    The local government unit (LGU) of Jagna, in coordination with the private sector and the local offices of some national government agencies, yesterday launched the nine-day string of shows set at 7:30 every night in prelude to the town fiesta on September 29, to honor of St. Michael, The Archangel.The first burst of fun was the performance of Loboc Youth Ambassadors Band that started at 7:30 last night at the Jagna Gym, sponsored by national, provincial and LGU officials and employees.Earlier, barangay Canju-ao sponsored the first of the nine-day novena and the mass celebrated by Fr. Bepi Trabajo at the St. Michael, the Archangel Parish Church at 4:30 in the afternoon.The daily novena and mass set every 4:30 p.m. at the St. Michael, the Archangel Parish Church continues until Sunday next week, the ninth day, through the sponsorship of the following barangays, in order: Bunga Mar, Canupao, Looc, Pagina, Poblacion, Tejero, and Pangdan for the eighth …