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Bohol Activities During Sandugo Festival

With a star-studded visitors led by Binay, Bohol will flare up to the beat of sights and sounds as the Sandugo highlight is staged at the CPG Sports Complex as all systems go for the street dancing and parade under the auspices of the Bohol Sandugo Foundation Inc., chaired by Mayor Lim.  

Dancing and gyrating to the beat of Sandugo drums, at least eight contingents will display their wares during the parade starting at the city tourist port. 

Only four entries will slug it out in the competition of the festival where the first placer is expected to be awarded P200,000. The rest of the participants will present their respective numbers to the expected delight of thousands of spectators.

To ensure and orderly presentation, Provincial Director PSSupt Rodolfo A. Llorca assured that security and traffic concerns are being ironed out. The parade which will start at 12;30 PM will traverse thru Gallares St. from the city port then to J. S. Torralba street, Pres. Carlos Garcia Avenue and…

Bohol Center for Development Studies

"The Office of the Governor and the Capitol will be helping the PCL all the way." This was the assurance that Gov. Edgar M. Chatto gave to the 482 members of the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) during a special meeting held at JJ's Seafoods Village Wednesday.  

The governor challenged the PCL that as legislators and policy-makers, they must make sure that come August, implementation of laws must already begin to assure the strengthening of every league of the province for management and provincial growth.

The PCL is the foundation and core of the province for the crafting of laws beneficial to the people basically falls upon its shoulders. The governor further assures that the former's work would be made easier for the Provincial Government has created the Bohol Center for Development Studies (BCDS), the research arm of the province, headed by Romy Teruel, to help both the PCL and the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) to look into old laws and in drafting new one…

Bohol Picture Contest

Shots from high-tech digital cameras, or the inevitable cell phone cameras to the ever present film based instamatics can be accepted entries for the July 25 Sandugo street-dancing competition.  

According to contest organizers, a camera is only second to the user's idea of a good composition to be able to make up for a winning shot that allows him a night stay in Bohol's leading city resort

According to photo-contest organizers though veteran photojournalist Nilo Sapong, the Pitik: Tipik sa Dugong Bol-anon Photo Competition uses the kilometric span of street dancing parade route along the city's main thoroughfare as the venue for testing the budding artist's capability to see beyond what the usual parade watcher can.

The streetdancing dance parade is a venue to test the amateur artist's skill and pit it against the more familiar mainstream photographers to prove his composition he even can be better, he said.

The contest, which is open for professionals and amat…

Tourism Travel Tour in Bohol Philippines

To appraise tourists about the kind of service he would get in an establishment in Bohol, a tourism classification board would possibly help.

Governor Edgar Chatto, who took the lead in crafting the country's tourism code shared this during the recent Provincial Tourism Council (PTC) meeting held at Panda Tea Garden in Dao a few weeks ago.

Chatto clarified that the Board's task would be to put up a unified classification of accredited tourism service providers and establishment using the star rating system, so tourists would know what to expect when they are there.

Building on Bohol tourism's successes, several local government units and private entrepreneurs have funded for establishments and service and splurge on promotional activities without being fully familiar with the industry, PTC members said.

Not a few tourists have already shared their dismay about getting into an establishment selling itself through the internet, only to find that its accommodations are minimal. 

T…