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Couples for Christ in Bohol


Couples for Christ Foundation Inc. (CFC-FI) turns 17 on August 22, 2009 with the theme: "Trust In Jesus" taken from the book of prophet Isaiah 12:2. The celebration will be held in Jagna, Bohol on Saturday. There is Anniversary Mass in the morning and various activities in the afternoon. Bros. Lachie Agana and Stephen Ramos are coming to grace the occasion.
It may be recalled that CFC-Bohol officially started on August 22, 1992 after a Christian Life Program at the St. Joseph Cathedral facilitated by CFC members from Cebu. The seminar harvested 36 couples and has grown to more than 13,000 couples in 2000 plus members from singles, youths, handmaids and servants. It went through many trials including the biggest one in 2008 when it was affected by the split in CFC Manila in 2007 with the remnants organizing CFC Foundation for Family and Life under the CFC Founder and now Servant General, Frank Padilla.
At the start of the new millennium, as CFC entered into the …

Bohol Congressman at an Expensive Dinner with Arroyo in New York?

For the Boholanos,  there was nothing to worry about, if they knew that their congressman was not among those who partook the nearly  one million- peso dinner in an uppity New York restaurant.
      .The controversial dinner at the French restaurant Le Cirque put on the spot President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's entourage which counted among them congressmen, cabinet secretaries and other hangers on.
      The tab in dollars 20,000 or roughly the equivalent of almost a million pesos. It became the talk of the town after the dinner took place when the country was in a state of mourning brought about by the death of democracy icon Corazon Aquino, former Philippine president. The  scathing commentary about the expensive dinner also became a hot subject in talk shows and news reports because it took place at a time when a good number of Filipinos are suffering from hunger while Philippine officials were partaking  good food and expensive wines in a celebrity restaurant. Le Cirque is…

Bohol Philippines and Global Warming

By Joe Espiritu
     Last month, spring tides rose up to its highest level, 2.0 meters. This means a rise of 2 meters above the average mean low level and mean high level. This month, the highest tide level is 1.9 meters. To an observer, this is not unusual, nobody actually measured the rise. All those tide readings come from the calendar and the actual sea level may be higher. Seawaters did flood some of the downtown streets of some southern Bohol towns. Luckily, the southwest monsoon winds did not act up and if they did, the sea would be blown farther inland.
Southern Bohol towns have located their downtown areas on the level space near the sea. At present only those houses built near the shores will be affected by the rise and fall of the tides. In some places erosion had set in driving the dwellings inland. The northeast trade winds and the southeast monsoons had pushed the rising tides upwards that houses near the shore were destroyed by the waves. In some towns in nearby Cebu, peo…

Ninoy Aquino Jr Remembered in Bohol, Philippines

The Justice and Peace Movement (JPM), the Bohol Alliance for Justice, Freedom and Democracy (BAWD), and the Coalition of Concerned Tagbilaranons (COT) will lead Boholanos during the commemoration of the 26th death anniversary of former senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr. this Friday, which has been declared as public holiday.
      A commemorative mass in honor of Ninoy will be officiated at 6 am in Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Church at K of C, Gallares Street, Tagbilaran City.
      After the mass, the joint 26th general assembly of the JPM, 8th general assembly of the BAJFD, and the 5th general assembly of the COT will follow at 7 am at Door 1 Seaside of JJ's Seafood Village, K of C Drive.
      Sen. Aquilino Pimentel Jr., a close ally of the late senator Aquino, will be the guest speaker and is expected to talk on the topic, "Why We Will Oppose the Reproductive Health Bill."
      He will be introduced by Faustino Arias, chairman of the education, research a…

Bohol Philippines Wins Nutrition Crown

Bohol has done it again – besting the other provinces in Central Visayas with a final score of 92.03% to bag the Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition (Crown) Award via an almost clean sweep of the major honors.
  Gov. Erico Aumentado led his provincemates in going upstage during the 2009 Grand Nutrition Awards at the City Sports Club Cebu at the Cebu Business Park.
  He claimed the Crown Award after three consecutive years of outstanding performance for calendar years 2006, 2007 and 2008 – thus entering the Hall of Fame.
  Aumentado steered Bohol into becoming the National Nutrition Council 7's (NNC 7) Regional Outstanding Province; Tubigon as Regional Outstanding Municipality; Virgincita Anub of Cagawasan, Inabanga as Regional Outstanding Barangay Health Worker and Juliet Manliguez of the Provincial Health Office as Outstanding Provincial Health Coordinator in the region.
  Cebu Provincial Board member Agnes Magpale; Dr. Susana Madarieta, Regional Nutrition Committee c…