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Bohol Chornicle

I noticed lately that some people who search for Bohol news have inadvertently misspelled Bohol Chronicle as Bohol Chornicle. There are many reasons why people commited this spelling blunder. For one, some are in a hurry to type a term or word in Google and hit Enter without checking the spelling.
There are thousands of webmasters who have taken advantage of misspelled words. They bought domain names based on existing popular names and make a website out of them. Some webmasters would even sell the site to the real owner of the name if they deem these misspelled domain names already profitable.
This is exactly what had happened to flicker.com. The popular name is of course flickr.com (without the "e"), a photo-sharing site acquired by Yahoo. Someone bought the domain name flicker.com. When flickr.com became popular, flicker.com was auctioned and the bid started at $6 million.
Hmmm... Boholchornicle.com is not registered yet. Got an idea? Proceed to Godaddy.com.

Bohol Organic

Gov. Erico Aumentado yesterday strongly pushed for Bohol's organic agriculture after inducting the Bohol Organic Agriculture Management Council (BOAMC) created by his Executive Order No. 20.
Aumentado said the launching of the Bohol Greenlife Program is a sequel to the provincial government's Bohol Green Project which seeks the rehabilitation of the major river watersheds in the province which provide water for irrigation, waterworks, power, and flood control.
The provincial government has a joint venture with the Department of ENviroment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the ABS-CBN Foundation Bantay Kalikasan to rehabilitate the Loboc River Watershed and the Abatan River Watershed.
It is also in tandem with DENR and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to reforest the Wahig-Pamacsalan River Watershed which provides water to Bohol's mega irrigation facilities with the Malinao Dam, the Bayongan Dam and the Capayas Dam as the main beneficiaries in providing water to about 11,000 he…

Bohol aligns three major agrarian reform community (ARC) projects

Bohol aligns three major agrarian reform community (ARC) projects for foreign funding and leading officials are confident the province keeps an ace in its sleeves in accessing funds for its implementation. 
The hidden card, provincial agrarian reform officers Atty. Johnson Sinco and Dr. Tony del Socorro point out, is the convergence formula implemented by Bohol leaders. 
Convergence formula is a strategy of cost sharing in the implementation of projects where the beneficiary local government shares in the costs of the project with the funding agency and the community people's organizations. Here, a barangay government fund is propped up with the share from the provincial government, other government agency in the area concerned with battling poverty.
Even the people's organization puts up labor counterpart, explains Atty. Sinco during the recent Kapihan sa PIA. This way, the people realize that they too have ownership of the project and this improves the chances of communities taki…

Trinidad Bohol Politics

Mayor Baby Cajes, 'no babe in the  political woods in 3-in-1 concoction'  By Boy Guingguing, Sunday Post
 Life the hot coffee we used to know as 3-in-1, there is a political equivalent concocted by the most clever politician Bohol has ever known.
 Pardon our description but this is not meant to despise our favorite politician, who is at it again in his role as an astute political animal.
 Truth is, we adore to high heavens his honesty and sincerity in public service that even in his twilight years he is still a force to reckon with.
 The adjective "clever" is therefore complimentary given his colorful political career which to this day still  the envy of his peers.
 We are referring to Gov. Erico Aumentado's announcement in Trinidad that Cong. Roberto "Ondoy" Cajes is a candidate for vice governor. For Aumentado, it was a calculated gambit in making the announcement right in Cajes' territory. Never mind that in the same forum, he also made a formal declar…

Bohol Island Rabies Free?

By JUNE S. BLANCO  
  Zero may be a record that nobody wants to hold. But when it comes to rabies cases, the rule of thumb is the lower the number, the better the performance is.
  And Bohol is gunning for just that: zero record.
  This after eight – going nine – months into 2009, the province has not encountered any case of human or canine rabies yet.
  Dr. Stella Marie Lapiz, provincial veterinarian, expressed hope that Bohol's record will stay as such until the year ends and onwards.
  This after the province launched an innovative program designed to make the anti-rabies campaign sustainable: integrating rabies awareness and responsible pet ownership in the elementary school curriculum – on top of dog registration, vaccination and elimination where required.
  In collaboration with the Makati City-based IP Foundation (IPF), a non-profit organization that advocates affordable and accessible health care and bridging the digital divide, Bohol Gov. Erico Aumentado embarked on another co…

Jagna Bohol Katas Ng E-vat

A pre-fiesta gift from the Katas ng E-VAT for Lolo and Lola arrived on time on September 9 before the townspeople will celebrate the feast of St. Michael the Archangel on the 29th.
      The much-awaited cash gifts that drew a sort of skepticism on the part of the doubting senior citizens turned out into a big affair of a bundle of joy when 70-year-old up folks and non-pension members of the Federated Senior Citizens' Association of the Philippines (FSCAP) in Jagna converged at the municipal gymnasium to receive P500 each.
      Mayor Exuperio Lloren, together with Social Welfare Officer-in-charge Marcionila Reyes and Acting Municipal Treasurer Raymond Cuadra, worked hard that the amount be released soon and that it would be enough for all entitled FSCAP members.
      The first batch, comprising beneficiaries from the 14 barangays of Jagna, trooped to the gymnasium for the whole day activity.
      The second batch came from the eastern coastal barangays who gathered at the Tub…

Catigbian Bohol Go For Medical Mission 2009

Catigbian Performance Team showed full support to the 75th Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) medical and feeding mission.
      Prior to the schedule of the provincial-wide medical mission, Catigbian Bohol Mayor Roberto Salinas met with the Local Health Board to discuss preparations for the activity.
      The Municipal Health Office and the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office took the lead among the departments that could be involved in the activity.
      Concerns like the venue, transport, participants, volunteers, medicines and food were discussed during the meeting to come up with a systematic flow of the activity.
      The municipal government provided transportation to the target indigent patients, especially to those who came from far-flung barangays.
      A schedule was made for the 22 barangays so as to facilitate orderly consultations for all the patients.
      Those from the far-flung barangays were scheduled in the morning, while patients from the…

Inabanga Bohol Athletic Meet 2009

Hundreds of elementary and high school students pitted skills against each other in the recently concluded town athletic meet.
  The sports hostilities proved a success even if postponed until after the danger of further spread of the influenza A (H1N1) virus already diminished. 
   The virus had caused suspension of classes in several schools and the request that the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) skip this town in the supposed to be provincewide medical missions last September 6.
  Mayor Jose Jono Jumamoy had relayed his request to Bohol Gov. Erico Aumentado in the effort to contain the spread of the virus that a pupil of Lawis Elementary School picked up when visiting Negros Island.
  The students, coaches and officiating officials trooped to the municipal cultural center for the opening ceremonies.
  In his welcome message, Jumamoy encouraged the students to learn to love sports and imbibe the spirit of competition.
  "Through this activity, the youth will learn the…