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Personnel Revamp in Bohol Capitol

By JUNE S. BLANCO 
JUST a matter of a green light from the Bohol Provincial Board (PB) – and the reengineering of the personnel structure of the provincial government will blast off.
  The re-engineering already has Gov. Erico Aumentado's approval, but it still needs an enabling ordinance, hence the lawmakers' go-ahead signal.
  Human Resource Management and Development Officer Romeo Teruel gave this status report during Friday's The Governor Reports aired live and simulcast over Tagbilaran City's two radio stations.
  He said from Day One of the preparatory process, the governor had always assured the Capitol workers that they will not be displaced.
  "The re-engineering is not getting people out of jobs but making the organization more effective and more efficient by putting them in the right places," he said.
  It calls for looking into how the organization is fulfilling its mandate and making the structure fit its development agenda, he explained.
  In preparing…

Bohol Media Man Dies in Road Accident in Panglao Island

By Sunday Post
The fractious Bohol media community, for once, was united in mourning the death of a colleague who was killed in a motorcycle accident in barangay Tinago, Dauis town, Thursday evening.
 Part-time reporter of Station DyRD  as Filoteo Layao also known by his radio name as PJ Walker was killed when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a passenger mini-bus Thursday evening in Barangay Tinago, Dauis town.
 He was 49.
 Layao was a part-time reporter of the station's "DyRD Balita" aired 5 to 6 am.
 He was employed as communication equipment officer II of the provincial government. 
 SPO1 Noel Agurang of the Dauis PNP said the station received a report about 8:20 pm Thursday regarding a road mishap in Purok 1, Barangay Tinago, about 6 kms from Poblacion, Dauis.
 PO3 Marlito Ingking, who was with the responding team, said Layao was pinned by his motorcycle when they arrived at the scene of the mishap.
  "We immediately brought him to the (Gov. Celestino Gallare…

Tourism Management in Bohol Province, Philippines

By Romy Teruel, Sunday Post
The management of the Provincial Tourism Council changed hands last Thursday with the election and oath taking of the new set of officers during its full council meeting at the Bohol Tropics. Mr. Peter Dejaresco turned over his post as chairman of the Council to Atty Lucas 'Doy' Nunag who was elected without an opposition.  Dejaresco served the council as chairman since 2004. 
 Under the rules of the Bohol Tourism Council, the chairman shall be elected from the private sector while the co-chairman is the Chairman of the Committee on Tourism of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan who now happens to be Kag. Ester Corazon  Galbreath of the third District.  The new officers took their oath immediately before Gov. Erico B. Aumentado. 
 In his report to the Council that also served as his valedictory, Dejaresco pointed out the challenges that face the new set of officers and the industry players in Bohol after gaining foothold on the ground as a prime tourism desti…

Birth and Death Registration in the Philippines

View From the Top By Joe Espiritu
A seminar was called by the officials of the Office of the Local Civil Registrar. Those who were called were the Punong Barangays of Jagna and their secretaries. The purpose was to orient the secretaries on how to register the birth and deaths of their constituents. This means additional work to the secretaries. It does not matter whether the Punong Barangays understood the mechanic of registering the event; it is the secretaries that do it.
       Well, there are some of them secretaries who practically run the barangay themselves. One can just imagine; a group of persons from all walks of life are elected to make the barangay as the lowest Local Government Unit of the land. Most of these groups have no experience in governance. This is not taught in college, even if those guys ever went to college.
       So what the higher Local Government Unit, through the Municipal arm of the Department of Interior and Local Government, which is the Municipal Local G…

Political Development in Bohol and Philippine Islands

By Sunday Post
Bohol Vice Gov. Julius Caesar Herrera believes that a new political configuration is taking shape not only in Bohol but starting in the national level.           
The vice-governor did not directly say what he was referring to exactly but noted that the events in the next few weeks bear watching.           
 "National politics will largely determine what will happen in the local level,"  he noted.           
Herrera believes that the political realignments at the top will make a significant impact on the local level.           
 "Many politicians in the local level are closely watching the developments in the national level because their decisions depend on these developments,"  the vice governor pointed out.           
He admitted that until this time, there are still a lot of factors that remain unresolved including the standard bearer of the administration party and the implications of the Lakas-Kampi merger in the local levels.           
The vice-gover…

Tagbilaran Mayor Draws Battle Line

By Sunday Post
Less than nine months into the May 2010 elections, the lines have been drawn.           
This was the observation given by Tagbilaran Mayor Dan Lim regarding next year's polls.           
 "With very few exceptions, most voters in Tagbilaran have already made up their minds on whom to vote," the mayor said.           
Lim noted that the people already know whether they are supporting or rejecting his bid for a third term.           
The mayor pointed out that wherever he goes as part of his daily visit to the puroks in the different barangays, he can tell that people have already made a decision.           
 "It is doubtful if there is still any development that can make them change their minds," he added.           
Lim said that unlike in previous years, the early decision made by prospective voters is the demarcation line between those who appreciate his programs and projects and those who don't.           
 "Those who approve of my platforms…

Talibon Bohol Cooperative Seminar

MCDC-Talibon conducts seminar for coop chairs  By ELLA G. PAÑARES 
      The Municipal Cooperative Development Council recently conducted a seminar for its members in response to the 37 cooperative chairpersons.
      Sangguniang Bayan Member Virginia Item, chair of the SB Committee on Cooperatives, coordinated with the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) training team and the Cooperative Development Authority in designing the orientation seminar.
      The coop chairs raised the need to have a member's education seminar during the regular monthly meeting of the MCDC.
      Most of them said that coop members have been delinquent in paying their loan amortizations, blaming the NGOs that are into lending business operating in the municipality.
      Eleuteria Pañares, president of Bagacay Women Credit Cooperative, led the opening prayer, followed by the singing of national and Bohol hymns led by Rosario Tolentino- -president of Balintawak Women Credit Cooperative.
      The first topic in…