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United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) 6th International Tourism Forum for Parliamentarians and Local Authorities

Homegrown Congressman Edgar Chatto proved to be his own man in the world tourism  firmament when he presided over the  third of the four plenary sessions of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) 6th International Tourism Forum for Parliamentarians and Local Authorities when ended Friday in Cebu City.
The climax of the three day tourism shindig ended yesterday with a technical trip to Bohol with Cong. Chatto leading the visiting pack. 
Almost 400 prominent delegates from 78 nations in all continents participated in the world tourism event keynoted in the grand opening by Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo with Department of Tourism (DOT) Sec. Ace Durano as the main host. 
Chatto, who has trainings in law, economics and public administration, was tasked by the UNWTO to handle the discussion on the economic knowledge of tourism at the local level and measurement of employment in tourism sector. 
The session of extreme importance provided a deeper policy analysis on the impact of t…

Best Public Market in Bohol Province

Eagerly awaiting deliberations of the recently wrapped-up Pamilihang Panlalawigan search by the evaluation team, Catigbian residents hope to finally bag the "best market award" this year.  
  Mayor Roberto Salinas however stressed that it is the unrelenting effort to dispense better service to the people that should an, but winning the provincial feat may come as a huge bonus.  
  Ranked only second to modern public market in Ubay in 2006, Catigbian pulled one ace off its sleeves when it edged the provincial winner in the regional competitions of that same year.   
  Bagging the region's 3rd best market after Bayawan City in Negros and Pardo in Cebu, Catigbian now hopes their public market can finally be recognized as Bohol's bes t, a huge feat for a public market that was constructed a few years after the war.  
  The provincial plum is a version of the Pambansang Pamilihan Search conducted by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Bohol this year.  
  It is set t…

Bohol Ubi Powder

JAGNA.- This town's famous ubi powder was awarded recently as Best FITS Product in the search for outstanding performance by the different Farmers' Information and Technology Services (FITS) centers at the Bohol Cultural Center in Tagbilaran City. 
Although a novel product, Jagna's ubi powder has already established and has the potential to expand share in the market. 
With appropriate product packaging and a little of aesthetic presentation such as design and proper labels, it added value to the product thus enhancing its price and profitability.  The Techno Gabay Awards was aimed to encourage the different FITS centers to raise the level of their performance as it likewise enhanced the functionality of all FITS centers in Bohol and improved the level of commitment of the FITS center.  
It was also expected that the search would increase awareness of the public on the services of the FITS center and its functions. The Provincial Techno Gabay Steering Committee conducted three …

Is Bohol Governor Concerned of Tagbilaran Drainage Problem?

A  request of Gov. Erico Aumentado for the city council to give utmost priority was treated as "other matters" in the calendar of business when the law making body met the other day.In the language of the Sangguniang Panglungsud, other matters is in the lower rung of priorities.In the order of priorities, the kind of request emanating from the office of the governor should have been tackled during the Presiding Officers Time (POT).Speaking of urgency, the governor wanted the SP to pass two resolutions regarding the turn-over of the CPG drainage mainline and the San Jose outfall. Taking its own sweet time, the SP is expected to tackle the request as it meets next session.Aumentado's letter dated Oct. 22 was addressed to Vice Mayor Jose Antonio Veloso and certified "priority". Asked to comment on the letter, Mayor Dan Lim said it virtually exonerated him of all the blame for the illegal connections and the flooding along CPG north. In his letter t…