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Politics in Jagna Bohol

The next battleground of a battle royale among candidates to capture the mayoralty saddle is this coastal municipality of Jagna, Bohol.
This early among the early birds who are trumpeting their aspirations to become the next mayor of Jagna are prominent names like Fortunato 'Bicbic' Abrenilla, a top brass of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) in the National Capital Region (NCR).
Then the name Joseph Rañola is making a lot of political noise these days especially after he launched last Saturday his JR or Jagna Renaissance program.
Assuming a double meaning for purposes of name recall, JR is either Joseph Rañola or Jagna Renaissance. This political gimmick took the municipality by storm last Saturday when the Jagna native assembled through well known personalities to grace the occasion who included Muntinglupa Rep. Raffy Biazon. 
For Abrenilla, he has not thought yet of how he will launch his candidacy with a bang but there is no mistaking that he is running for may…

Training Entrepreneurs for Eco-Tourism Advancement and Coastal Habitat (TEACH) Protection Project

Contributed by Ramil S. Bulilan 
      In the last months, January–June, this year of the two-year Training Entrepreneurs for Eco-Tourism Advancement and Coastal Habitat (TEACH) Protection Project, its project director had designed more meaningful activities than ever before.
      It can be recalled that since its launching on July 2007 up to January this year, the project had undertaken and accomplished in many activities--the establishment of a 200-meter boardwalk, construction of a quay café and the bird-watching tower, the series of training workshops for the four POs as beneficiaries, and the constant coordination with their partner-LGU of Clarin and others.
      These POs include the Tangaran Fisher folks Multi-Purpose Cooperative (TAFIMULPUCO), the Tangaran Aquarium Fish Gathers Association (TAFGA), The Seaweeds Farmers (SeaFar) of Clarin and the Clarin Mangrove Planters Association (ClaMPA).
      Activities slated in the remaining months include the series of training workshops…

Bohol Infra Projects

By Rey Anthony Chiu, PIA
Because development can't wait, the government is into P86M widening and bridges repair projects for the access roads leading to the tourist island and its airport.
"The projects are set to approximate the timetable for the airport operationalization, pending the ironing of wrinkles in the right of way acquisition for the multi-billion air facility," explains Engr. Edgar Damalerio of Bohol's first engineering district.  
Speaking for District Engr. Celestino Adlaon, Damalerio said the widening project is supervised by the regional office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). 
"It would be a disaster is for tourists and locals wanting to catch a plane but couldn't squeeze through traffic due to narrow roads and so they miss the flight," points one construction worker who is now in the frenzy of the construction on sections from Jacinto Borja Bridge to Vano Bridge in Poblacion Dauis. 
"The land bridge that connect…

Bohol Scholarship

Two big events add up to the revelry of Catigbian's 5th Katigbawan Festival in commemoration of the 60th founding Anniversary of the town on June 16-18, 2009. 
Both events are aimed to sustain one major program of the local unit-the Municipal Scholarship Program, says Mayor Roberto Salinas recently. The big events: the Search for Diamond Jubilee King and Queen and "Tanda Kaliwat Catigbianon '09" are conceived to promote camaraderie among Catigbianons, to allow them to witness the magical progress of the town and to hopefully to contribute in pushing the town to greater heights, states secretary Ardissa Estavilla, in a separate interview. 
For its success, working committees are now aiming to stretch the limited time for the fundraiser, Catigbian sources said. 
Earlier, Mayor Salinas has urged Catigbianons here and abroad to join and support these activities for a common goal: to send more scholars to college. It may also be recalled that the Catigbian Scholarship Program …