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23rd International Coastal Clean-Up

The town of Garcia Hernandez celebrated last Saturday the 23rd International Coastal Clean-Up with activities at coastal and some upland barangays highlighted by a clean-up.
About 100 countries participated the celebration. It is a global initiative started in 1986 by The Ocean Conservancy (TOC) and is celebrated by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 244 series of 2003 in the Philippines.
Bohol supports this activity through an Executive Order No. 14 series of 2004 - mandating the Bohol's participation in the yearly ICC.
Also participating was the Multi Sectoral Environmental Monitoring Body (MSEMB), a group organized by the Bohol Integrated Development Foundation, Inc. (BIDEF) through their project Partnership in Advocacy for Sustainable Environment Objectives (PASEO) now People's Response Advancing Initiatives for Sustainable Environment (PRAISE) in Garcia-Hernandez.
It was the group's fourth consecutive year in the activity since they were first organized. The group is…

Bohol Tourists Police Undergo World-class Training in Lost Horizon Resort

Selected policemen will undergo a highly intensive and sophisticated training, specializing on the needs of tourists, both local and foreign. They are now undergoing a one-week, stay-in training at Lost Horizon Resort in Panglao under Filipino, German, Korean and Japanese experts.
This after the National Police Commnission (Napolcom) En Banc approved the creation of the Bohol Tourist Police Unit.
After the high caliber training, they will be distributed among Panglao, Carmen, Loboc, Sagbayan and Corella. The mayors of the five municipalities are working with Napolcom Region 7, PNP Provincial Director Edgardo C. Ingking and Consultant Holger Horn.
Ces Drilon in her ABS-CBN program in 2001 said that the first Tourist Police is that of Panglao, Bohol and that other provinces intend to follow suit. That is why Napolcom Region 7 chose Panglao as the site for the first ever comprehensive tourist police training in the Philippines. Lately, Thailand has the best tourist police program in the wor…

Balilihan Town Celebrates 180th Birthday

By Nimia M. Lungay
The 180th Foundation Day anniversary, SUMAD 2008 of the municipality of Balilihan will be tomorrow, which falls on the last day of the Environment Week celebration.
The week-long celebration opened last Tuesday, with the raising of the national, provincial, municipal flags. The 31 barangay flags were raised for the first time simultaneously with the municipal flag. The presentation of the eight candidates for Miss Balilihan SUMAD 2008 followed after which the Tree Planting in the Municipal Tree Park adjacent to CVSCAFT - Balilihan campus was done by the LGU Officials and employees and the CVSCAFT students. 
The Coastal Clean-up along the Abatan River Balilihan portion was done by the Special Forces of the 4th SF 2nd BN, SOCOM PA based in Baucan. The whole day of September 24 was the Sports Fest participated in by teams of the LGU, ABC, Dep-Ed and National agencies based in Balilihan. The Municipal CIVAC in Haguilanan Grande and the neighboring barangays is set on Septe…

Join Annual Provincial Tourism Quiz

By Fiel Adulf Mitra
In celebration of the National Tourism Week, the much-awaited Annual Provincial Tourism Quiz this year was finally witnessed by tourism stakeholders and enthusiasts at the Island City Mall Entertainment Center last Friday, September 19, 2008. The annual tourism competition is initiated by the Bohol Island Tour Guides Association of the Philippines , Inc. (BITGAP).
It has been sustained as the only annual tourism activity for the past eight years held every tourism month of September. The annual feat has become institutionalized and anticipated every year by schools, tourism and cultural workers and Boholanos who want to know more about what the beautiful province of Bohol can offer in terms of tourism sites, standards, services, cultural assets and projects as well as Bohol arts and environmental conservation.
BITGAP initiated the activity in 1999 with the objective of promoting and creating tourism and cultural awareness among Boholanos most especially among students…

Kids Holiday in October as Children's Month

By Ariel Fullido
Kids are in for another wonderful treat this Children's Month of October in the Kids Holiday at the Island City Mall, from October 1 to 31, highlighted by a month-long kiddie sale, a magical show, model search for kids, and giveaway treats.
At the Home & Fashion Department, up to 10% off are given away on selected children's wear and footwear for the whole month of October in the Weekend Sale.
Kids can also get free ice cream, cotton candy and snack cup for every minimum purchase of P500 at any participating Children's Sections at the Home & Fashion Department. Just present the receipt at the Home & Fashion Customer Service Counter. For a minimum purchase of P500 also at the Home & Fashion Department, kids can get cartoon characters and super heroes pillows at P95 each only.
This coming Saturday, October 4, kids can join the Magical Kiddie Show at 2 PM, at the Promotional Area 1 at the Home & Fashion Department. For smart, cute and talented…

National Senior Citizens Week

The National Senior Citizens Week will kick off on Wednesday with a recollection at the St. Joseph Cathedral.
Activities were ironed out during the Tagbilaran City Federated Senior Citizens Association (FSCA) meeting at the Senior Citizens Model Center, K of C Drive, this city and finalized in a special meeting at the City DSWD Office led by Frederick Go, Federated Presidents, Board of Directors and Federated Officers.
Oct 1 (Wednesday) 8:30 a.m. - Recollection-St. Joseph Cathedral Speaker-Msgr. Margarito Gonzaga; 10:20-Holy Mass; 11:30-Home Sweet Home; Oct 2 (Thursday)-Visit to the Home for the Aged and Tree Planting and Beautification of their own places; Oct 3 (Friday)-Visit to Day Care Centers (Poblacion 2); Oct 4 (Saturday)-Chapter Activity (Party/ Picnic Tour) Dominguez Beach Resort; Oct 5 (Sunday)-Holy Mass and Movie with Family; Oct 6 (Monday)-Visit to Sick members; Oct 7 (Tuesday)-Culmination Program-Cogon Barangay Gym.
There will be a culmination program which include…

Waste Water Treatment Facility for Tagbilaran

Tagbilaran City Mayor Dan N. Lim told the Chronicle that he had opted to do the "longer route" in seeking for funding of the Waste Water Treatment Facility in Taloto district.
This means that the Provincial Development Council will have to endorse it to the Regional Development Council on October 17 to be included in the current National Budget deliberations that is going on in Congress at full blast.
Much earlier, Governor Rico Aumentado had volunteered to sponsor the inclusion of the environmental facility in the National Budget together with Congressman Edgar Chatto of the First District. But the Mayor insisted then to do the bank funding route.
The mayor stressed his target date remains, however, at December 2008 to start the German-technology-based water treatment equipment erection for operation in 2009.
He said that the advanced high-technology allows the equipment to process waste and convert it into potable water.
Mayor Lim said his medium-term plan is to rechannel the g…