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Religious Reflection from Jagna Town

By Joe Espiritu Bohol Sunday Post Columnist
On a ledge overlooking the Jagna Bay, far from the bustle of everyday life is found the Shrine of the Birhen sa Barangay and a retreat house. In the altar beside the Cross is the icon of Our Lady. The faces of the Virgin and her Son in her arms are not distinctly Caucasian or even Semitic. This is the only representation of the Virgin among her pictures, which could pass as Filipino, a Filipino mestiza. This could be the effect of her Filipino attire of baro, saya, tapis and head covering.  The background conveys the color of evening skies over Tubod Mar.
 The Birhen sa Barangay did not just happen by chance to come to Jagna. She came from the Sta Barbara Sanitarium of Iloilo via Silay City of Negros Occidental. Antonio C. Gaston, Mayor of Silay City had organized in 1949 the Barangay Sang Birhen Association, a movement patterned after the lines of the Cursillo. Under his influence the Barangay Sang Birhen movement spread to the neighboring town…

Poverty Reduction and Development Initiatives in Bohol Province

By Angeline Valencia
     The Bohol Integrated Area Development (BIAD) clusters form the concept in this year's poverty reduction and development initiatives fair on October 16 at the Bohol Cultural Center .
      For the unique exposition of project proposals, the only event of its kind in the Philippines, the provincial government dubs this year's event as Bohol Poverty Reduction and Development Initiatives Fair 2008: A Marketplace of Development Initiatives for Poverty Reduction and Economic Growth.
      In the occasion, Country Director Neeraj Jain of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will be among the guests, according to Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO) Head John Titus Vistal, the event's overall chairperson.
      As the third annual poverty fair since 2006 held every October, the 2008 sequel carries the value-adding component of development initiatives and clustering of participants in the concept.
      The two previous poverty fairs focused on po…

Bureau of Working Conditions (BWC) of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)

By Flora Mae Garrote     A Boholano who is connected with the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is among the safety practitioners who got an accreditation from the Bureau of Working Conditions (BWC) of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).Assistant Regional Director for Operation (ARDO) Pepe Rebusa of BFP-Caraga region, who hails from Tagbilaran City, recently received his certificate of accreditation as Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) practitioner from BWC Director Brenda Villafuerte in a simple ceremony at OSH Center in Diliman, Quezon City.The accreditation was awarded to Rebusa after he had undergone the prescribed training, and written and oral examinations conducted by the bureau which also evaluated his years of experience in the filed of OSH.Rebusa was once assigned as city fire marshal of Tagbilaran and provincial fire marshal of Bohol.The creation of Tagbilaran City Emergency Medical Respons…

Loboc Youth Ambassador Band

By Sunday Post     Barely a year after its inception, the Loboc Youth Ambassador Band has already embarked in a two-week series of performances from Sept. 28 to Oct. 5 in schools and theaters in Shanghai and other places in the People's Republic of China, and from October 8 to 14 in various schools in Metro Manila.While in China, the Loboc Youth Ambassador Band, together with the Loboc Children's  , participated as guest in the Shanghai International Children's choral contest participated in by choirs from different countries..It's a four-day choir competition set on October 2 to 5, aimed to symbolize and promote friendship between children from China and from other countries of the world.The 44-member Tarsier Group of the Loboc Youth Ambassador Band, with Rene Balbin as conductor and Loboc Mayor Leon Calipusan as head of delegation, left on September 28 for Shanghai and other places of the People's Republic of China. Governor Erico Aumentado is also a…

Philippine Mining Service Corporation

The Philippine Mining Service Corporation has inaugurated Friday the Jetty Pier expansion project located at the company's compound of this limestone-rich town. 
PMSC assistant department manager for operations Winston Bolo said the project is part of the development thrusts of the company and to address the needs of its clientele. 
The inauguration was graced by resident manager Paul M. Espina and vice-president for operations Hitoshi Sato and top guns of the company. 
Unveiling of the marker and ribbon-cutting were administered by Mr. Osamu Makimoto, PMSC president and Yosuke Tomida, PMSC vice-president and treasurer and Mayor Myrna Naldoza Schreurs and other guests. 
Blessing of the new facility was officiated by Rev. Fr. Sabino Rebosura II then turnover of the project by Mr. Takashi Shibuya, Jetty Pier project manager, to Mr. Sato. Mr. Arturo Bajao, assistant manager for maintenance did the inaugural heraldry. 
Fellowship dinner and inaugural program that ensued showed Mr. Paul M. …

Julius Caesar Herrera vs Edgar Chatto in Bohol Governor Race 2010?

Vice Gov. Julius Caesar Herrera is still hoping that Rep. Edgar Chatto will not go up against him.
      A source close to the vice-governor said the latter is still optimistic that a fight with his long-time political ally and friends will be averted.
      The source spoke on condition that he will not be named.
      "The vice-governor is still hopeful that he and the congressman will not be fighting each other and keep their political alliance intact," the source said.
      Although he has not issued a categorical statement, Herrera has made no effort to deny his gubernatorial ambitions.
      "Gov. (Erico) Aumentado knows it, Cong. (Edgar) Chatto knows it, everybody knows it," the source added.
      The vice-governor feels that since he has made known his political plans, a gubernatorial bid either by Chatto or Rep. Roberto Cajes is a direct challenge.
      A Herrera-Chatto fight will be a nightmare to many of their mutual political lieutenants and most are …

Rape Murder Case Saga in Panglao Island

The counsel for a witness who have instead been charged for the rape-slay of Vivian Dumaluan has cited the lack of due process in the filing of the case for rape with homicide against Alex Dasco.
      Lawyer Menedio Thadeus Bernido filed two motions in a bid to stay the filing of the case against Dasco.
      Bernido filed a motion to defer further proceedings with manifestation and an ex-parte motion to recall information.
      In the first motion, Bernido said the Bohol Provincial Prosecutor's Office through the majority members of the panel of prosecutors has not yet resolved the motion for reconsideration dated and filed on Aug. 1.
      If they have been resolved, Bernido said they have neither furnished Dasco nor his counsel a copy of the resolution.
      Bernido also pointed out that there was no preliminary investigation conducted on Dasco prior to the filing of the information for rape with homicide.
      The motion said that without having resolved first the motion fo…

Romeo Cordova Wycoco: Boy Scout of the Philippines Retired Official Passes Aways

By Gregorio Tavera Sunday Post
      A Jagnaanon retired executive of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) succumbed to lung cancer on Wednesday at the age of 72.
      Romeo Cordova Wycoco died at the Wycoco residence in barangay Pangdan on October 1.
      He was regional scout executive of the Eastern Visayas before he retired. He had also been a provincial scout executive prior to his stint at the regional BSP office.
      Romy, as he was fondly called by friends and relatives, was born on April 14, 1936 in Tagbilaran City.
      He was once dubbed as a disciple of Lord Robert Baden Powell, the English founder of the BSP.
      Family members, in a way, attributed his ordeal with lung cancer to his smoking habit.
      During his fight with lung cancer, Wycoco regularly went to the family doctor for physical check up, they said.
      He was survived by his wife, Caritina "Caring" Jamisola, and daughter, Melanie.
      Caritina is a retired teacher of the then Bohol Provincial…

Crime Prevention and Peace Consciousness Month

By Onad Munalem     
      The local government unit (LGU) here observed the 2008 Crime Prevention and Peace Consciousness Month, and the culmination program of the 108th Civil Service Month celebration on September 26 at the President Carlos P. Garcia Multi-Purpose Center (PCPGMC).
      With the theme, "Kapit-bisig Kabataan Tungo sa Kapayapaan, Now Na", the LGU joined the whole province in the observance of 2008 Crime Prevention and Peace Consciousness Month.
      In a caravan initiated by the provincial government, the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC), chaired by Governor Erico Aumentado, visited this town to advocate crime prevention and lasting peace.
      The event was attended by all fourth year students and teachers of all three secondary schools in the town like the Blessed Trinity College (BTC), Bohol Institute of Technology-International College (BIT-IC) and San Jose National High School (SJNHS).
      The short program that was held started with an invocato…

Tennis Club Tournament in Bohol Philippines

Inabanga tennis duo went home with the P10-thousand hefty champion's purse and trophy in the recent Edward Du and Venerandu Du Tennis Tournament on September 28 that catered a good benchmark for members of the Jagna Tennis Club (JTC).
      Declared champion was Inabanga's Mato-Toper tandem, while The second prize of P5,000 and trophy went to Gales-Boca duo of HNU-Tagbilaran.
      Semi-finalists, Castro-Castro and Bunado-Bunado tandems, each got the P2,000 consolation prize.
      The hard matches of the 12 participating teams catered to the real fight in the two-day duel of the racket wielders playing in double matches.
      The competitors posted a minimal entrance fee of P300.
      Dr. Mariano Ll. Salas, the over-all chairman of the tourney, was assisted by Sangguniang Bayan Members Alberto Cabrestante Jr., Pacheco Rances and Jesus Acedillo, and ABC president Andrew Tadena- -the playing JTC members, as tournament officials.
      The management of the tournament beforehan…

12 Bouts of Boxing Promotion in Jagna Bohol

By Gregorio Tavera
      Part of fiesta highlights, the local government unit of Jagna showcased a total entertainment to boxing enthusiasts in Bohol and nearby provinces in Visayas and Mindanao during the big fight in the afternoon of September 29 at the CMM Quadrangle.
      Jagna Mayor Exuperio Lloren, a sports-minded himself, poured full support to the amateur boxing bouts as part of the municipal government's sports promotion program.
      Fielding boxing heroes were the nearby towns of Garcia-Hernandez, Duero, Guindulman and Talibon.
      The neighboring towns submitted three entries to fight the four-round blow combat. The whole card was played by 12 pairs including the single main event card.
      In the first match, Ronald Castrodes took on Romano Galig of Talibon, while Robert Awitin defeated William CaseƱas of Tejero, Jagna in the second fight.
      Malou Talili of Guindulman also outpointed Melchor Abecede of Taytay, Duero in the next match.
      Jome Abinomen of Garcia-…

New Barangay Captain in Loay Bohol Takes Oath

By Angeline Valencia
      Recount victor, Narciso Avelino, recently assumed office as barangay captain of Poblacion Ibabao in the municipality of Loay after the about 10-month course of election case that booted out Ricardo Duco, the declared winner in the October 2007 elections.
      Avelino took his oath before Mayor Rosemarie Lim-Imboy on September 5.
      This was after the Municipal Circuit Trial Court (MCTC) Branch 13 in Loay, covering the Loay-Alburquerque-Baclayon jurisdiction, issued a writ of execution dated September 4, 2008, through Clerk of Court Gertrudes  Romero.
      This was based on the order of MCTC Branch 13 Presiding Judge Alejandro Canda, bearing the same date, that directed the issuance of the writ of execution for the implementation of the court decision.
      Canda explained in his brief order that the decision of MCTC Branch 13 "has attained finality upon the 'order of dismissal of the appeal with finality' dated August 21, 2008" that the Co…

Panglao Bohol International Airport Update

The Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) has endorsed Gov. Erico Aumentado's request to frontload the 2010 budget for the Panglao Bohol International Airport to 2009.
  In a letter to Budget and Management Secretary Rolando Andaya, DOTC Secretary Leandro Mendoza favorably endorsed Aumentado's request seeking the frontloading, citing among other reasons, that 2010 is an election year.
  As such, Aumentado had explained, Congress might not be able to approve on time the calendar year 2010 General Appropriations Act (GAA), giving the country no other choice but to operate on a reenacted budget.
  A reenacted budget would jeopardize the airport project, the governor pointed out, because the 2009 budget carries only P307.5 million for the airport. The balance of the amount that President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo earlier approved for DOTC to come up with stands at P690,971,398 for a total allocation needed of P998,471,398.
  The Manila International Airport Authority (MI…